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Group Title: Bay beacon
Title: The Bay beacon
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00099641/00035
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Title: The Bay beacon
Alternate Title: Beacon
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Bayou Enterprises
Place of Publication: Niceville Fla
Niceville, Fla
Publication Date: November 10, 2010
Frequency: weekly
Subject: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Volume ID: VID00035
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Thursday. 8 a.m.
The 13th annual
Veterans Day prayer
L breakfast,
hosted by
the Niceville
Club and the
Valparaiso Amvets, will
be held at Amvets Post
78, 910 Valastics Drive,
Valparaiso. Tickets are
$3 each.
Call Carol Mullins-
Hernandez, 240-0616,
or Paul McShane, 255-
0412 or AmVets Post
78 at 678-3828.
Wednesday. 9:30 a.m.
Play Scrabble at the
small conference room
at the Niceville Public
Library. All skill levels
are welcome.
Info: 729-4090.
Friday. 4-7 p.m.
Girl Scout Brownie
Troop # 980 of
Niceville will hold a
food drive at the
Bluewater Winn Dixie
supermarket, Hwy. 20,
Niceville and on
Sunday, Nov. 14, 1-4
troop is
nonperisna le food and
monetary donations,
which will be delivered
to Sharing and Caring.
Saturday. 5 p.m.
The sixth annual
Rocky Bayou Baptist
Church Men's Night
Out will feature Jack
Wilson, RBBC
missionary. The event is
free and open to all
men. Tickets will be
available each Sunday
in the church foyer or
through the church
office, 678-6062.

Calendar, B-6.


Ashley takes office as sheriff

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Corresoondent
Newly-elected Okaloosa County
Sheriff Larry Ashley was sworn in
Monday at the Northwest Florida
Fairgrounds, during a combined swearing-
in ceremony for him and farewell barbe-
cue for outgoing Sheriff Ed Spooner.
Spooner took over as the county's
interim sheriff last year, after Sheriff
Charlie Morris was arrested by the FBI
for masterminding a kickback scheme in

which certain sheriff's employees
were given illegal "performance
bonuses," and were then directed
by Morris to kick back part of
the bonus money to Morris, who
used it for personal expenses,
including gambling trips and par-
ties in Las Vegas.
When Morris was caught and
removed from office, Spooner,
then a senior officer with the
Florida Department of Law

Larry Ashley

Enforcement (FDLE), was
appointed by Gov. Charlie
Crist to take charge of the
sheriff's office until a new
sheriff could be elected.
During an interview with
the Bay Beacon, Ashley said
he feels vindicated by his
election Nov. 2. He also said
he planned no action against
any remaining members of the
sheriff's office who a federal

Blaze guts Valparaiso house

Couple flees

stubborn fire;

heater eyed

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
An early-morning fire
destroyed the home of a
Valparaiso couple Monday.
No one was seriously hurt.
The alarm came in at
5:53 a.m., and the Niceville
Fire Department was the
first unit on scene at 218
Edge Ave., Valparaiso, at
6:02 a.m., according to
Valparaiso Fire Chief Mark
Norris. Valparaiso volun-
teer firefighters arrived two
minutes later.
The front of the house
was already engulfed in
flames. The owners and
occupants, Carlos and
Mavis Gallegos, had
escaped the blaze.
The East Niceville and
Eglin Air Force Base fire
departments also sent
engines and firefighters.
It took about 90 minutes
to control the raging fire,
Norris said, in part because
the house contained a large
amount of combustibles.
Norris said the owners
reportedly smelled smoke
shortly after starting a gas
heater in the garage. Norris
said Mr. Gallegos, 83,
opened the door to the
garage to investigate, and
received minor bums on his
hand. He was treated on
the scene.
Damage to the home and
contents, including two cars
in the garage, was estimated
by Norris at $125,000. He
said the State Fire Marshal's
Office was investigating but
could not immediately
determine the cause.

Firefighters battle flames shooting from the
attic of the home of Carlos and Mavis Gallegos,
218 Edge Ave., Valparaiso, Monday.
Valparaiso's fire chief said the owners smelled
smoke shortly after turning on a gas heater.
Right, Mrs. Gallegos is comforted by neighbors
as firefighters fight the stubborn fire.

Beacon photos by Del Lessard

grand jury said gave money to Morris out
of bonus proceeds. A number of employ-
ees did so, according to the grand jury, but
were not charged.
Ashley had been a major in the sher-
iff's office under Morris, and was the first
witness to inform the FBI about his suspi-
cions of corruption.
The information Ashley gave the FBI
led to a federal investigation and to
Please see ASHLEY, page A-4


V cost study


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
A government committee
has agreed to seek industry
proposals for a study on how
to protect residents from
expected increases in Air
Force jet noise.
The proposed study by the
Military Sustainability
Partnership (MSP) Executive
Committee, approved Nov. 4
at a meeting in Fort Walton
Beach, implements a recom-
mendation of the Joint Land
Use Study (JLUS), a study
that the same group of tri-
county officials approved in
Okaloosa County is the
lead agency for the proposed
Please see NOISE, page A-2


gains in


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
In Okaloosa County last week
the key to winning was to have
"Rep"- for Republican-after
your name on the ballot.
Turnout for the Nov. 2 general
election was 48.3 percent, or
62,151 out of 128,654 registered
voters, according to unofficial
returns posted by the Okaloosa
County Supervisor of Elections.
A little more than one in five vot-
ers, 13,374, cast their ballots in
early voting.
Republican winners for
Okaloosa County posts included:
-Larry Ashley winning the
sheriff's post in a four-way race
with nearly 68 percent of the
Please see GOP, page A-5

Smith to retire

as NHS principal

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Niceville High School
Principal Linda Smith will retire
June 30 at after 38 years as an
educator in Niceville and
"I wouldn't have missed it for
the world," said Smith, a former
music teacher, using song lyrics
to describe the oppor-
tunity she has had to
work with schoolchild-
ren over nearly four
Smith was selected
for the top job at NHS,
Okaloosa County's
largest high school, in
January 2006.
"I can't believe I'm
really here," she said n
Thursday in her office, "I started
in the closet over there," referring
to a converted closet that served
as her first office at NHS after
then-Principal Jeanette Rhodes
brought Smith on board as an


Collegiate High head
to step down, A-2.

assistant principal in January,
She left NHS in 1994 to take
over as principal at Lewis Middle
School, where she was recog-
nized as one of the top principals
in the state and winner
of the 2002 Principal
Achievement Award
among middle schools
S in Region I, which
i includes Northwest
Florida school districts
from Escambia to Leon
Smith said she felt
very blessed to have
;mith been at NHS "because
students from Niceville High
School are making a difference in
the world. NHS is the foundation,
where kids have gone on to do
fantastic things." She added,
Please see SMITH, page A-3


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weekend in Niceville.
The event displayed
American Indian cul-
ture and arts.

Beacon photo
by Norman Wolf

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By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Northwest Florida State
College is searching for a
new director for its charter
high school.
Charla Cotton,
who has been the
director of
Collegiate High
School since it
opened in August
2000, will retire in
February, college
officials said.
Prior to coming Charla
to the Niceville
campus of the college,
Cotton, served 10 years on
the Okaloosa County
School Board, leaving in

"It's been a privilege, an
educator's dream to start a
school," said Cotton, 65, of
Shalimar. "The greatest
privilege is to be up close
and personal with the stu-
dents now, and to
see their successes
as graduates."
Most of the 275
students at the
grade 10-12 char-
ter high school
earn a two-year
college degree
while earning their
:otton high school diplo-
The college announced
that it is seeking to fill the
position. Applications are
due by Nov. 15. The salary
range is $50,000 to $99,000.


From page A-1
"noise-attenuation" study for
which proposals are now
being sought.
Okaloosa County Growth
Project Coordinator Jeff Fanto
said the study area is the
Military Influence Planning
Area (MIPA) II that were
identified in the 2009 JLUS
report. MIPA II designates
areas in Okaloosa, Walton and
Santa Rosa counties that may
be subject to jet noise from
planes based at Eglin Air
Force Base. The chief areas
affected are Valparaiso and
northwest Niceville.
Fanto said the contractor
winning the proposed study
contract would:
-Include public participa-
tion and a schedule of public
-Identify and map the
types and number of build-
ings, both public and private,
that are in MIPA II zones.
-Present strategies and
methodologies for reducing
jet noise inside occupied
buildings, including recom-
mendations for funding
sources for any necessary
soundproofing work.
Fanto said it will be left up
to contractors responding to
the county's Request for
Proposal (RFP) to estimate
how long the study would
take, and how much it would
cost. After the responses are
evaluated and ranked, the
MSP would ask the Defense
Department's Office of
Economic Adjustment (OEA)
and/or the state, to fund the
The MSP, which is com-
posed of elected and appoint-

ed local-government officials,
as well as Air Force represen-
tatives, unanimously agreed to
move forward with the pro-
posed noise attenuation study.
Fanto said Okaloosa County's
procurement department
would be in charge of releas-
ing the RFP.
Fanto also told MSP execu-
tive committee members that
Okaloosa County has worked
with the Florida Defense
Alliance (FDA) to ask the
state legislature to require
seller disclosures concerning
the sale of properties in noise
zones around military bases.
He said the legislature took no
action on the proposal in 2010
due to strong opposition by
For the 2011 legislative
session, Fanto said, the FDA
again proposes legislation to
require sellers to disclose
whether a property is in a
high-noise zone. Such a
requirement could have a dis-
proportionate effect on much
of Valparaiso, much of which
is in jet-noise zones that the
Air Force has identified as
incompatible for residential
use once F-35 training reaches
capacity in future years unless
noise-reduction materials are
installed. Some neighbor-
hoods in Valparaiso would be
deemed incompatible for resi-
dential use even if noise-
reduction materials are
installed, according to an Air
Force study.
Valparaiso resident Candy
Hansard strongly objected to
the proposed legislation say-
ing it amounted to ill-' a
trap" for owners selling their
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From page A-1
"People in the community are
very proud."
Smith first came to Okaloosa
County as a child in a military
family. Attending school at the
former Wright Elementary
School (where a Home Depot is
now located), and Pryor Middle,
she graduated from
Choctawhatchee High, then
attended classes at Okaloosa-
Walton Junior College in
After earning a bachelor's
degree in music education at
Mississippi State College in
1973, Smith began to impartw
her love of music to elementary
students at Niceville's Edge
Elementary. When local commu-
nity members swayed the school
board to remodel and renovate
rather than close Edge, Smith
said she loaded "my banjo on
my knee," and began traveling to
teach music to fifth graders at
Lewis and to sixth graders at
Ruckel, while the renovation
was underway.
She also continued taking
classes at nights, on weekends
and during the summer breaks,

Page A-3

Beacon photo by Del Lessard
Niceville High School has been under the leadership of
Principal Linda Smith since 2006. She will retire June 30.

earning her specialist, master's
and doctoral degrees in educa-
tional leadership from Florida
State University in 1978.
After more than six years at
Edge, Smith moved to
Valparaiso Elementary, which
then had over 800 elementary
students. At Valparaiso Smith
began working as a guidance
counselor and assistant princi-
pal, later splitting her time as an
assistant principal at Plew
Elementary in the mornings and

Valparaiso Elementary in the
The change to administrative
positions meant Smith no longer
taught music. "That's a part of
my life I miss very much," she
"I'm from a family of teach-
ers," said Smith, whose mother
and older brother were also edu-
cators in Okaloosa County. "I
can't think of anything I'd rather
have done."
Smith said she often sees

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wonders to herself, "when did I
teach you?" Grandchildren of
some of her former students are
now coming through NHS,
Smith said. In fact several
Niceville High teachers, includ-
ing recent teacher of the year
April Branscom, had Smith as a
teacher while growing up, she
said. "The circle's not going to
end," she quipped.
While still examining her
options after retirement from the
school district, Smith expressed
a smidgen of regret that nearly
five years ago she entered the
state DROP program thinking
she'd be ready to retire next June
at the age of 59.
"I truly believe teaching is a
calling," Smith said. "You can
stand in a comer and teach, but if
you really inspire, it's a calling."
Schools Superintendent
Alexis Tibbetts said that whoev-
er replaces Smith at the county's
largest high school will most
certainly have to have experi-
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Morris' arrest, and led in turn to
further state and local investiga-
tions and convictions on both fed-
eral and state charges against
Morris and co-conspirators.
"My choices were limited,"
Ashley said of his decision to
approach the FBI. "I knew that
anyone who stands up in such a
situation will create adversaries."
Had Ashley's accusations against
Morris not been sustained by
investigations, Ashley could have
been accused of disloyalty to his
elected boss. But with the suspi-
cions he had, he said, it was his
duty as a law officer to expose
what he saw as a corrupt situation.
Following Morris' arrest,
Ashley became the sheriff's
office's chief deputy under
Spooner, then decided to become
a candidate for sheriff in the spe-
cial election called to fill the two
years remaining in Morris' four-
year term. Some of his opponents
in the election implied that
Ashley, as a former senior mem-
ber of Morris's organization,
should be removed as part of a
clean sweep of the sheriff's office.
"I did what I had to do,"
Ashley said of his decisions. "Any
time you become a whistleblower,
some people will oppose you, but

others will stand behind you.
Those who knew me best stood
up for me."
As the county's new sheriff,
Ashley said, his first goal will be
to consolidate emergency com-
munications within the county. He
said he
wants to
combine the
office emer- .
agency dis-
patch sys-
tem with the
medical and
fire dispatch Ed Spooner
systems in
the 911 emergency call center,
which will soon be moved to a
new facility in Niceville.
Ashley said the sheriff's office
already handles about 89 percent
of the total calls received.
Consolidation, he said, would
make better use of manpower, and
of the computer-aided dispatch
systems within the new call cen-
Another goal, Ashley said, will
be to institute a physical fitness
program for deputy sheriffs. "I'll
probably model the system on
that of Citrus County, which
already has a good program that
meets all legal requirements."

Ashley said he wants to set
standards for exercises and physi-
cal performance for deputies to
ensure they can safely handle the
physical requirements of their job,
which may include such emer-
gency tasks as running after crim-
inals, climbing over obstacles,
moving equipment or people, and
personal combat with dangerous
"I plan to set standards, then
give deputies up to a year to get
into shape to meet them," Ashley
Asked how he would prevent a
recurrence of the sort of corrup-
tion that occurred under Morris,
Ashley said he plans to put
"checks and balances" in place
through a combination of internal
and external audits of sheriff's
office finances. This, he said, will
provide transparency and help
prevent any mishandling of funds
in the future.
Ashley said he does not antici-
pate any disciplinary actions
against remaining members of the
sheriff's office who gave bonus
money to Morris but were not
accused of wrongdoing. Nor will
any employees who weren't
charged be asked to repay the
monies, he said.
Fifteen employees, including
three who were charged by feder-
al or state prosecutors and were

Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
New Sheriff Larry Ashley is sworn in Monday in Fort Walton
Beach by Okaloosa County Judge T. Patterson Maney.

fired, were named in a federal
indictment in April 2009 as hav-
ing accepted bonuses at Morris'
behest, from which substantial
parts were "kicked back or given"
to the sheriff. At least some of the
employees may have been told
that the money was for someone
in need, prosecutors have said.
Twenty-six such "bonus pay-
ments" were listed in the indict-

ment. The cited payments totaled
$194,000, ranged from $3,000 to
$15,000, and averaged $7,461.
Employee return payments to
Morris totaled $115,500, ranged
from $1,000 to $12,000, and aver-
aged $4,442.
In addition to Morris, charged
in the scheme were former
employees Teresa Adams, Mike
Coup, David Yacks, Sandra

Norris. Charged with grand theft
was former employee Sabra
Thornton. All were convicted.
"Performance bonuses are a
legitimate management tool to
reward people for good work,"
Ashley said. The remaining
employees in the sheriff's office,
he said, have already been sub-
jected to federal, state, and inter-
nal agency investigations, and it is
now time to move on. He said that
any personnel actions he takes in
the future will reflect the fact that
"every sheriff has his own staff,"
but there will be no "mob mental-
ity" of punishing anyone merely
because they worked for Morris.
Ashley also said he is proud of
a new crime-mapping system now
available online to the public. By
accessing a web site at
www.crimereports.com, he said,
citizens can quickly see the loca-
tions, times, and types of crimes
and traffic accidents that have
happened recently in their own
neighborhoods or elsewhere in
the county. They can also find the
residences of registered sex
offenders, and gather other useful
Crime reports posted on the
web site maps contain sheriff's
office report numbers, enabling
people to request detailed police
reports on specific crimes or inci-
dents that concern them, he said.

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Page A-5

From page A-1
-Dave Parisot, County
Commissioner, District 2, with
73.5 percent, defeating independ-
ent Tom Tona.
-Don Amunds, County
Commissioner District 4, with
more than 69 percent, beating
D i c k
In a non-
partisan .

cuit judge,
Niceville Dave Parisot
attorney Michael Flowers bested
Alicia McDonald, of Pensacola,
by a margin of 66 to 34 percent
districtwide, including 73 percent
of the Okaloosa County ballots.

Republican candidates at the
state and national level in Florida
were also swept into office Nov.
2, winning in Okaloosa County
by even
wider mar-
ins in vir-
tually every
race, includ-
o o Rubio
Rep., U.S.
Senate, gar-
nering near-
ly 49 per- Don Amunds
cent statewide in a three-way race
with Democrat Kendrick Meek
and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist,
who switched to independent
after concluding that he would
have lost to Rubio in the
Republican primary. Okaloosa
County gave Rubio more than 71
percent of the vote.
-Steve Southerland, Rep., a
Panama City undertaker, upset

incumbent U.S. District 2
Congressman Allen Boyd, a
conservative "blue dog"
Democrat completing his sev-
enth two-year term.
Southerland won more than 53
percent. In Okaloosa, where the
district includes primarily
precincts in Bluewater Bay and
Destin, Southerland polled over
80 percent.
Rep., easily
retained his I. f
District 1
seat in /
winning a
sixth term
with more
than 80 Steve
percent in Southerland
the district (nearly 83 percent in
Okaloosa County), over two no-
party candidates. Miller had no
Democratic opposition.

Republicans also put new
people in the governor's man-
sion and the cabinet:
-Governor: Rick Scott,
nearly 49 percent statewide (69
percent in Okaloosa County).
-Attorney General: Pam
Bondi, 55 percent (75 percent in
-Chief Financial Officer:
Jeff Atwater, 57 percent (75 per-
cent in Okaloosa).
-Commissioner of
Adam H.
Putnam, by
56 percent
(71 percent
i n
S ta te .* .. ,
posts repre-
senting var- Jeff Miller
ious parts of
Okaloosa County in the Florida

House and Senate are all
Republicans, including:
-State Senator, District 2,
Greg Evers.
-State Representative,
District 1, Doug Broxson.
-State Representative,
District 7, Marti Coley.
State Sen. Don Gaetz,
District 4, and State Rep. Matt
Gaetz, District 4, were both
reelected without opposition
earlier this year.
"Everything Scott said dur-
ing the campaign, I agree with,"
said Sen. Gaetz. He added that
he and other legislators, are
now waiting for specifics from
the governor-elect.
Statewide, voters retained all
four state Supreme Court
Justices and seven Appeals
Court justices on the Nov. 2
general election ballot,
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Billy H. Dunn Jr., 40, of 1341
Als Drive, Niceville, was arrest-
ed by Niceville police Oct. 29 on
charges of cyber stalking by
computer or phone, and for pos-
session of less than 20 grams of
marijuana. On Oct. 1 a woman
contacted police alleging that
Dunn had been texting her since
August and that even though she
had asked him to stop he contin-
ued to send messages to her
phone. Dunn allegedly texted
the victim and sent an explicit
photo of himself while the offi-
cer was with the victim, then
refused again to stop sending the
messages and photos.
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Hillary Elice Kagan, a maid,
23, of 201 E. College Blvd., Apt.
#55, Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Oct. 27 for vio-
lation of a domestic violence

Jonathan Lamar Crabtree, 22,
of 3968 First Ave., Laurel Hills,
was arrested by Niceville police
Oct. 28 for petit theft of gas. On
Jan. 25 Crabtree allegedly
pumped $44 of gas into his vehi-
cle at a Niceville convenience
store, 1001 Valparaiso Blvd.,
then sped off without paying.

A 15-year-old Valparaiso boy,
a student, was arrested by
Valparaiso police Oct. 31 on a

petit theft charge. The boy was
allegedly observed stealing a
half case of soda, valued at
$2.50, from a refrigerator in the
carport of a residence on
Jackson Avenue.

A 15-year-old Valparaiso
boy, a student, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies Oct. 27 on a
domestic violence assault
charge. The boy shook his fist
and placed it next to his mother's
head, threatening to harm her
unless she drove him home. The
alleged assault occurred as the
woman was driving the boy to
the juvenile probation office in
Fort Walton Beach.

A 15-year-old Niceville girl,
a student, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies Oct. 30 on a charge
of domestic violence battery.
During an argument, the girl
allegedly grabbed a woman by
the wrist, chased her, pushed her,
and threw a glass of water and
ice at her, hitting her in the chest.

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arrested by sheriff's deputies
Oct. 28 on a charge of failure to
appear on the original charge of
driving while license suspended
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S. Palm Blvd., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
Oct. 30 on a misdemeanor viola-
tion of probation charge on the
original charge of driving while
license suspended or revoked.

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606 31st St., Niceville, and
Danielle Rae Duponty, 30, of the
same address, were arrested by
Niceville police Oct. 30, each
charged with domestic violence
battery. Duponty was also
charged with battery on a law
enforcement officer, two counts.

A 16-year-Niceville boy, a
student was arrested by sheriff's
deputies Oct. 25 on a charge of
selling marijuana. The 16-year-
old was allegedly observed by
several individuals, as well as by
surveillance cameras, selling a
small bag of marijuana to three
other teenagers in the parking lot
of Destin Commons, 4300
Legendary Drive. After sniffing
the drug, the buyers stayed in the
parking lot to smoke it.
Subsequently two 17-year-old
boys and a 15-year-old boy, all
students and residents of
Niceville, were issued notices to
appear by sheriff's deputies Oct.
25, on the charge of possession
of less than 20 grams of marijua-
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of 1737 Sycamore Ave.,
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Beacon photo by Mike Griffith

Two new firefighters
East Niceville Fire District commissioners welcomed two new
firefighters during a commission meeting Monday. Jon
Kramer, left, told the Beacon that he has been a firefighter for
about 10 years before coming to work at East Niceville. Rob
Hall, right, said he has been a firefighter for about a year before
joining the district. Separately, fire commissioners during the
meeting discussed prices of various health insurance plans for
firefighters, before deciding to stay with the plan the district
currently has with United Health Care.

Fie Department R ports
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The Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 1
thr, ovember7 7A.
0 ctu Fire 15 igergency Medills
0 ehicl'ejire ;2Vehicle Crash
1 Other I ,f P Vehicle Crash lh Extrication
0 Ill $leml| ^ imergenme i Calls
0 False Alarms iczairdois COrtions. I
Street Situation ale Time
E. John Sims Pkwy.................... False Call.................... 11/01/10...................... 06:44
N Partin Drive ...........................M medical .......................11/01/10......................07:39
47th Street..................................M edical.......................1 1/01/10 ......................1 8:39
E. John Sim s Pkwy....................M medical .......................11/02/10......................04:11
E. John Sims Pkwy..................Oil Spill.......................11/02/10......................12:01
W illow Lane................................M medical .......................11/03/10......................00:50
Edge Avenue in Valp. ................Canceled .................... 11/03/10........ ............ 02:34
N. Partin Drive ........................... M medical ......................11/03/10 ......................17:40
N Partin Drive ...........................M medical .......................11/04/10......................05:43
Alderwood W ay ......................... False Call....................11/04/10.....................08:35
E. John Sims Pkwy ..............Medic.Medical ...............11/04/10................1.3:30
N. Partin Drive ......................... M medical .................... 11/04/10 ................... 13:55
E. College/SR285......................Vehicle Crash.............11/05/10.....................06:48
N. Partin Drive ........................... M medical ......................11/05/10 ......................15:59
W John Sims Pkwy.................Medical ......................11/05/10.....................20:34
W John Sims Pkwy...................Medical ....................1.. 1/05/10.....................22:57
E. College Blvd.......................... Service Call ................11/06/10 .....................02:01
Hidden Lakes Drive................... Canceled .................... 11/06/10 ................... 08:22
Reeves Street............................ M medical ......................11/06/10......................13:57
Park Ave/1st Street...................Medical .....................11/06/10 .................... 14:17
29th Street..................................M edical.......................1 1/06/10 ......................1 4:31
E. College Blvd.......................... Vehicle Crash .............11/06/10 ....................20:39
Linden Avenue........................... M medical ......................11/07/10.....................04:22
Maple Ave/ alp Blvd..................Brush Fire...................11/07/10 ......................16:44
Garden Lane..............................Alarm Activation .........11/07/10...................... 21:06
Weekly Safety Tip: Always store the gas cylinder to your gas grill outside away
from structures and always turn off the valve when not in use.
Web Page: http://www.cityofniceville.org/fire.html
North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls October 31
through November 8.
Location Situation Date Time
Vukovich Dr. & Commercial .....Motor vehicle accident .............10/31/10.........08:02
Cypress Street.......................... Medical assist EMS..................10/31/10.........14:56
W indlake Drive.......................... EMS excluding vehicle.............11/01/10.........15:23
Bobcat Cove ............................. Alarm system ............................ 11/01/10.........15:57
E. Highway 20 .......................... Dispatched canceled................11/01/10.........17:11
North White Point Road...........Medical assist EMS..................11/01/10.........18:07
North White Point Road...........EMS excluding vehicle.............11/02/10.........14:32
White Point Road .....................EMS excluding vehicle.............11/02/10.........17:02
White Point Road .....................EMS excluding vehicle.............11/02/10.........18:45
E. Highway 20 & Range Road Dispatched canceled................11/03/10.........08:47
Oakmont Place.........................Medical assist EMS..................11/03/10.........19:13
White Point Road .....................Medical assist EMS..................11/04/10.........04:47
Turnberry Place ........................ Assist invalid ............................. 11/04/10.........18:22
Merchants Way.........................Medical assist EMS..................11/05/10.........01:56
Southminster Circle..................EMS excluding vehicle.............11/05/10.........10:30
E. College Blvd......................... Dispatched canceled................11/06/10.........02:02
Hidden Lakes Drive.................. Smoke scare............................. 11/06/10.........08:24
Caribbean Way & Bluewater ...Motor vehicle accident .............11/06/10.........10:06
White Point Road .....................EMS excluding vehicle.............11/06/10.........16:15
E. Highway 20 .......................... Medical assist EMS.................. 11/06/10.........17:12
Myrtlewood Lane......................Medical assist EMS..................11/07/10.........01:16
Parkwood Square.....................Medical assist EMS..................11/07/10.........04:41
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From page A-6
E. Valparaiso Blvd., Oct. 27 at
4:10 p.m.
Unknown persons) broke a
window and burglarized a
restaurant and lounge, 339 W.
John Sims Parkway, stealing an
unknown amount of money, the
owner reported Oct. 29 after
opening the business.

A Valparaiso resident from
the 400 block of Glendale
Avenue reported Oct. 30 that
two children's bicycles had been
stolen from the side of the house
and that in recent weeks food
had been taken from a refrigera-
tor in the garage. One of the res-
idents also reported that four
rings were missing from inside
the home, two of which were
valued together at more than

A Niceville resident from the
100 block of Alan A Dale Drive
reported that unknown persons)
stole a decorative pumpkin can-
dle holder from the front porch
sometime overnight Oct. 29-30.

A Niceville resident from the
500 block of Woodlow Road
reported that unknown persons)
stole six pumpkins from the
front porch early Oct. 29.

A Niceville resident from the
100 block of 4th Street reported
that several bicycles had been
stolen from the side of the resi-
dence sometime overnight, Nov.

A Niceville resident from the
4200 block of Calinda Lane
reported that sometime Oct. 29-
30 unknown persons) stole the
tailgate of his white, company
Ford pickup truck. The tailgate
was valued at $1,000.

A Niceville resident from the
800 block of Bay Drive reported
cooking for friend Oct. 22 and
running out of wine. The host
gave the friend a debit card and
PIN number to go to the store
and buy more. The next day the
resident noticed that $80 cash
had been removed from an ATM
machine the night before, and
confronted the visitor, who
allegedly admitted the theft and
blamed it on being drunk and
needing the money to cover a
bad check. After failing to be
reimbursed on two promised
occasions the victim notified
deputies Oct. 27.

A Niceville resident from the
700 block of St. Vincent Cove
reported that a GPS unit and $30
was stolen from two vehicles
parked at the residence some-
time Oct. 28-29.

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Plantation Boulevard reported
that sometime Oct. 24-26
unknown persons) stole a
bridge transponder and an iPod
from his unlocked vehicle.

A home under construction in
the 1600 block of 15th Street
was burglarized overnight Oct.
24-25. The thief or thieves stole
copper wire that had just been
installed in the structure. The
wire was valued at about $100.
Criminal Mischief
A Niceville resident from the
1800 block of Hickory Avenue
reported that vandal(s) damaged
the mailbox and put the garbage
can in the street Oct. 31.

On Oct. 29 Valparaiso police
investigated a broken window on
a vacant house in the 400 block
of Detroit Avenue and discov-
ered a baseball inside the room.
There was no other evidence of
entry into the building.

A Niceville beekeeper report-
ed Oct. 30 that unknown per-
son(s) damaged some of his
hives on private property near
College Boulevard.

A Niceville resident from the
1000 block of Valparaiso
Boulevard reported that
unknown persons) drove
through the yard and destroyed a
mailbox and a trash can some-
time Oct. 31. Damage was esti-
mated at $40.

On Oct. 20 a complainant
reported that someone broke a
window of a vehicle parked at
the Mullet Festival, although
nothing was stolen.
Timothy Scott Lyon, 43, of
305 23rd St., Niceville, was
issued a notice to appear by
Niceville police, subsequent to a
traffic stop, Oct. 28, for posses-
sion of less than 20 grams of
marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia.

Trevor Alan Costabile, 20, of
90 Marina Cove Drive,
Niceville, was issued a notice to
appear by Niceville police, sub-
sequent to a traffic stop, Oct. 31,
for possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.

Okaloosa seeks fugitives
This information is from reports by the
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.
Name: Dacotta Ryland Edwards
Wanted for: violation of probation
on the original charges of burglary
and larceny. Edwards' last known
address was in Fort Walton Beach.
Height: 5-feet, 10-inches
Weight: 138 pounds
Age: 21
Date of birth: 07-24-89
Hair: black
Eyes: brown

Name: Western Samoa Faupusa
Wanted for: violation of probation
on the original charge of theft of
motor vehicle. Faupusa's last
known address was in Fort Walton
Height: 5-feet, 11-inches
Weight: 210 pounds
Age: 24
Date of birth: 09-29-86
Hair: black
Eyes: brown

This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County
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forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all
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By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Despite a promise of over $1
million in federal "stimulus"
money to install sidewalks in
neighborhoods around Lewis
School, the Valparaiso City
Commission bowed to some
homeowners opposed to sidewalks
in their front yards.
Indian Shores and South
Bayshore Drive were removed
from plans to build neighborhood
sidewalks after about a dozen peo-
ple dug in their heels at a commis-

sion meeting Monday. The city
will go ahead with the rest of the
previously announced project,
installing sidewalks on 11 other
streets in the southeast part of the
city, in part for students walking or
riding their bikes to Lewis School,
which has grades two through
Jim Abel, president of the
homeowners association in Indian
Shores, said most residents there
opposed building sidewalks on city
rights of way in the neighborhood.
He said there was so little traffic

that schoolchildren could safely
walk in the road or on the shoulder.
Joe Morgan, of South Bayshore
Drive, and others, said they and
their own children grew up safely
walking and riding bikes in the
streets in Valparaiso.
Darren Boisjolie, of South
Bayshore Drive, suggested
installing speed bumps instead of
sidewalks to improve pedestrian
J.C. Baltz, also of South
Bayshore, said that installing side-
walks would invite people to come

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

onto private property, including
private docks.
Scott Teel, ofArrowpoint Cove,
said installation of a sidewalk
would force him to move his sprin-
kler system off the city right of way
and detract from his property's
"Sidewalks really are safer,"
said Commissioner Neal Shermer,
who got Abel to acknowledge that
14 owners in Indian Shores favor
sidewalks, while 26 oppose them.
Commissioners voted unani-
mously to eliminate Indian Shores

and South Bayshore from the side-
walk plans. The city will go ahead
with installation of sidewalks on
Grandview, that portion of Jasmine
outside of Indian Shores, Montana,
Georgia, Ferndell, Poincianna,
Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi,
Rose and Vine, officials said.
South Bayshore and Indian
Shores will remove approximately
4,000 feet of the 16,910-feet length
of the planned sidewalks. Deletion
of the two segments would cut
about $160,000 from the estimated
total of $750,000.

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The Okaloosa Chamber Singers begin their 19th season Dec. 3.

Singers to open season Dec. 3

Okaloosa Chamber Singers
will celebrate their 13th season
with concerts Friday, Dec. 3, at
7:30 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church in Fort
Walton Beach, and Sunday,
Dec. 5, 4 p.m., At First United
Methodist Church in DeFuniak
Guest artist Sarah Lambert,
mezzo-soprano, will join with
OCS soloists Becky Riley,
Esther Tiedemann, Nancy
Ratcliff and Joan Wooten in
performances of Vivaldi's
"Gloria." In true Baroque style,
the performances will be

accompanied by string quartet
and harpsichord.
Traditionally, OCS invites
audience participation in
singing beloved seasonal car-
ols, and this year features
soloists Tom Hood and
Richard Montague. Sarah
Lambert will highlight the sec-
ond part of the program with a
performance of the lovely
"Gesu, Bambino." The favorite
"White Christmas" concludes
the program.
These Okaloosa Chamber
Singers concerts are sponsored
in part by a grant from The

Boeing Company. The Florida
Chautauqua, Inc., also spon-
sors the DeFuniak concert and
will serve cookies and punch
following the performance.
Concertgoers are encouraged
to take a trip around the lake in
an open carriage to enjoy the
magnificent Christmas lights.
OCS concerts are free to the
public with a suggested dona-
tion of $15 per person, and $25
per couple. For further infor-
mation go to okaloosachamber
singers.org or contact Dr.
Marilyn Overturf at 682-9651,
or marilyno@cox.net.

Veterans Day events set in Valparaiso, Niceville

Ceremonies to honor those

who served nation in uniform

The Twin Cities Veterans
Council will sponsor its annual
Veterans Day ceremony in
Doolittle Memorial Park
Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Keynote speaker will be
Col. Michael E. Gantt, com-
mander of the 53rd Wing,
Eglin Air Force Base. Purple
Heart recipients will be recog-
nized, and Sam Houston, com-
mander of the Timothy Padgett
Chapter 811 Military Order of

the Purple Heart, will talk
about the award. All Purple
Heart recipients are encour-
aged to attend and to wear their
Lawn chairs are suggested.
Seating is limited.
In case of inclement weath-
er, the ceremony will be held at
AMVETS Post 78, 910
Valastics Ave., Valparaiso.
Call 678-4738 for more

Heritage Gardens Funeral
Home in Niceville also plans a
Veterans Day event. Call 729-
1955 for information.
Also, the Niceville
Exchange Club and the
Valparaiso Amvets will hold
their 13th annual Veterans Day
prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. at
Amvets Post 78, 910 Valastics
Drive, Valparaiso. This year's
speaker is retired Col. Edward
L. Hubbard. The cost is $3.

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RBCS spellers qualify for state bee

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School spellers traveled to
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pate in the Florida Association
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Schools Regional Spelling Bee.
These students qualified for
the State Spelling Bee with
their exceptional performance:
Second grade-Amanda
Brannon, first place
Fourth grade-Maddie
Belcher, third place
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Sixth grade-Evan
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Seventh grade-Wesley
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service to the community, and
training students to serve
Christ with all of their talents.
The Rocky Bayou chapter is
offering this free service to the
community as a club service

NHS robotic
team among
three winners
The NHS robotics
team recently competed
in the Georgia Robotics
Invitational Tournament
and Showcase (GRITS)
in Warner Robins, Ga.
NHS was the only
team from Florida com-
peting in the Robots
Southern Style tourna-
ment and was one of the
three teams on the win-
ning alliance. It also
received the
Cooperation Award for
"unqualified kindness
and respect in the face
of fierce competition."
The NHS robot,
Chatoyancy, is 38 inch-
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16 inches tall and
weighs 120 pounds. It
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pneumatic kicker to
propel a regulation soc-
cer ball.
Team members are
Ryan Collister, Kirsten
Conrad, Shane
Exterkamp, Connor
Janssen, Andrew Merts,
Molly Rivas, Andrew
Payne, Robert
Robinson and Mitchell
Vansteenburgh. Ben
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Ruckel Middle School recent-
ly partnered with Kirkuk
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ticipate in an outreach program.
The program, Operation School
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Ruckel Student Government
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Sinfonia to auction 'ArtStrings'

Sinfonia Gulf Coast will
string along the creative I i-'
of its 2010-2011 season with a
special exhibit and auction
Nov. 13 to April 30.
Sinfonia ArtStrings: A
Painted Violin Exhibit will
combine visual and performing
arts to raise funds and aware-
ness for the Emerald Coast
orchestra. Twenty-six artists
were presented unfinished vio-
lins to use as canvases with any
art medium they chose. Their
final works will be on display
at many of the Sinfonia con-
certs during this season and at
a storefront on the west end of
Grand Boulevard at Sandestin.
On Feb. 4, during Sinfonia's
"Celebrating Five Years of
Sinfonia" event, the works of

art will be auctioned off.
Winners of the violins will be
honored at a special reception
at the conclusion of the
ArtStrings exhibit.
Proceeds will benefit the
James A. Fuller Memorial
Fund for Music Education,
supporting Sinfonia's outreach
initiatives. The memorial fund
was created in honor of the late
father of Demetrius Fuller,
who is music and artistic direc-
tor of the orchestra.
"Last year, amazingly tal-
ented musicians from around
the world, who performed in
Sinfonia's Classical
Connections series, visited 18
different area schools and
played and taught music to
7,500 students," said Stacey

Brady, Sinfonia Gulf Coast
board president and director of
communications for Grand
Boulevard at Sandestin.
"Music enriches lives and qual-
ity of life. Music education is
an important part of Sinfonia's
overall objective and the James
A. Fuller Memorial Fund sup-
ports this in a meaningful
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Air Force Reserve Airman
Brendan B. Richmond gradu-
ated from basic military training
at Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program
that included training in mili-
tary discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fit-
ness, and basic warfare princi-
ples and skills.
Airmen who complete basic
training earn four credits toward
an associate in applied science
degree through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of William and
Lori Richmond of Whitewood
Way, Niceville.
Richmond is a 2004 graduate
of Niceville Senior High

St. Paul sets Taizd prayer service

The community is invited to
an evening Taize prayer service
in honor and in memory of our
local military veterans, active
duty and their families
Thursday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. at
St. Paul Lutheran Church,
Come, honor our veterans
and support our troops with
prayer as we ask God to bless

them for their past and present
service to our country. A recep-
tion immediately follows the
service in the gathering room,
sponsored by Thrivent
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A t the start of World War II
Niceville played an important
but little known role in build-
ing up Eglin Air Force Base, literally,
from a small Army Air Corps gun-
nery range dating back to the late
1930s to the world's largest air base,
and home to tens of thousands of mil-
itary and civilian workers.

The federal government had a
portable sawmill on what is today's
Eglin Air Force Base reservation
since 1908. That's when most of the
present military reservation was part
of the Choctawhatchee National For-
est. When the national forest was
given to the military June 27, 1940,
the Army Air Corps assumed owner-

Sawmill that was located on the
Mullet Festival Site.

Old water tower located on the
Mullet Festival Site. It was
demolished in 1994.

In 1940, the government set up the
mill at the Mullet Festival site, at the
corner of Highway 85 and College
Boulevard in Niceville, to help build
up Eglin Air Force Base.

By producing its own lumber from
the abundant forests on the reserva-
tion, the military hoped to save
money as it built what became the
largest air base in the free world.
There were a few smaller mills in op-
eration throughout the reservation,
but the mill in Niceville was the main
supplier of lumber during the World
War II build-up at Eglin.

The government-owned sawmill cov-
ered 23 acres and produced about
20,000 board-feet per day in the

The government continued to oper-
ate the Niceville Sawmill until 1958
when the Bay Lumber Company,
Niceville, took it on a five year lease.
That private group apparently got as-
sistance from the late Congressman
Bob Sikes. Ownership changed
again in 1968, when a second group
took over the lease.

The new group, Jerry Hodges, of
Hodges Cash & Carry of DeFuniak
Springs, who later partnered with
Tommy McCall, Buddy Supple and
Larry Paulk, ran the mill for several
years. Niceville at the time was a
fairly small community with lots of
potential growth. McCall, Supple,
Hodges and Paulk thought that such
a beautiful area, with a fast growing
military base, was sure to thrive.
With growth, building supplies
would be needed. So on Nov. 1, 1970,
the door of Niceville Cash & Carry
opened on Niceville Avenue, just a
short distance from the sawmill site.
In 1973 the government closed the
out-of-date and unprofitable mill.
However Niceville Cash & Carry was
already established and continued
supplying building supplies and
other goods to the growing commu-

Niceville Cash & Carry started out
with the participating partners and a
delivery truck. In 1971 it was de-
cided help was needed and the first
employee was hired, Evelyn Reese.
Mrs. Reese became a local fixture in

the budding new lumber and hard-
ware store, taking orders and selling
extra supplies to the rapidly growing
area. She remained in the business
for 37 years until her passing on Nov.

Now Niceville Cash & Carry employs
nine full-time and two part-time
people. They are:
Danny Taylor General Manager
Terry Martin Bookeeping
Darlene Taylor Bookeeping
Mike Abbott Hardware
Jon Anderson Door & Window
Berry Van Boxtel Counter Sales
Greg Reese -Yard Forman
Richard Cole Forklift Operator
Danny Fountain Driver
Billy Arntz Driver
Anibal Ortiz "JR" Driver
They operate seven trucks, one 32-
foot conveying boom and three fork

ivirs. Evelyn Keese, Niceville
Cash & Carry's first employee.

For 40 years Niceville Cash & Carry
has been helping build our beautiful
area. Other stores have come and
gone, but the vision of Mr. McCall,
Mr. Hodges, Mr. Supple and Mr. Paulk
that Niceville is a growing commu-
nity lives on.

Stop by and help Niceville Cash &
Carry celebrate the start of our next
40 years!

City of Niceville in bygone era,
with the old Post Office located
on Boggy Bayou Bayshore Drive.

Jimmy's Market, located on the
corner of John Sims Parkway and
Partin Drive, was a Niceville
landmark and one of Niceville's
first grocery stores. It closed in

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C o rrectin a concert. The singers' first
C orrecn concert of the year, planned for
A photo caption in last Dec. 3, will feature guest artist
week's Beacon incorrectly stat- mezzo-soprano Sarah Lambert,
ed that the Niceville High but will not include the NHS
School jazz band will join with jazz band.
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NHS runners score in county meet
The Niceville boys won the Okaloosa-Walton County cross country championships and the
Niceville girls were runners-up Oct. 30 at Timberlake Recreation Area. Marsel Mosley was
county champion in the girls race. The Eagle harriers will participate in the District, Region
and State meets over the next three weeks. Above, the boys varsity team, from left: Josh
O'Dowd, Patrick Lacombe, Nick Morken, Cullen Fralix, Joseph Bernier, Thomas Howell and
Jason Riggs. Below, the girls varsity team, from left: Annie Serpa, Alise Snyders, Laura
Nelson, Marsel Mosley, Abby McCool, Regan McAllister and Anna Herrera.

Knight spikers take county title
The Lady Knights, coached by Lisa Eaves and Paige Peters, captured the 1-1A District title
Oct. 12, defeating Central High in three sets, 25-15, 25-20, 25-21. The players are Julia
Denney, Katie Kaim, Kathryn Rogers, Gloria Allen, Kristen Bernheisel, Lauren Wright,
Kristie Allen, Rachel Mosley and Hannah Peters. At left, Bernheisel sets up a spike.

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Eagles win district title in comeback

essiM d Bulldog field goal |

sealed one-point victory iot

By Sarah Clauson
Beacon Correspondent
The frigid temperature didn't
keep the fans from filling both
sides of the Crestview High
School stadium in Niceville's
closest and most important win
of the season, 28-27 over the
Bulldogs. The Bulldogs, with no
regular season victory against
the Eagles since 1982, played
with an aggressive spirit that
showed how badly they wanted
An early touchdown gave
Crestview a 6-0 lead, and fueled
its already fierce thirst for victo-
ry. An Eagle completion to Jon
Hudson, followed by an Andrew
Mitchell point after, put the
Eagles on the board, and into the
lead, but not for long. The bull-
dogs received the kickoff and
ran the ball back for an explo-
sive 95-yard touchdown. They
scored the two points after and
kept their momentum going
with another touchdown just
seconds before the buzzer, send-
ing the Eagles into halftime

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Little League signups
Niceville-Valparaiso Little
League baseball and fast pitch
softball registration may be com-
pleted online at nvllb.net begin-
ning Nov. 15. On-site registration
will be available on Dec. 4 and 11,
and Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
Ruckel Middle School Cafeteria.
Visit nvllb.net for more informa-
Eagle Wrestling Club
The Eagle Wrestling Club has
begun meeting.


trailing 21-7.
The second half began a new
game. The Eagles' first drive
made a huge statement with suc-
cessful running plays that led to
a touchdown completion to
Mikel Belcher to narrow the
gap. After the defense held the
Bulldogs to a fruitless two-
minute possession, the Eagle
offense took over and sent
Spencer Pullen into the end
zone to tie the game late in the
The vigor of the second half
swelled even more with an
Eagle interception by Kevin
Chasteen on Crestview's next
possession. The fourth quarter
was a true showdown, with the
district title on the line. The
Bulldogs edged ahead 27-21
with seven minutes remaining,
only to surrender the lead for the
final time, thanks to an impres-
sive 20-yard touchdown run by
Hudson. With Niceville ahead
by a single point, and only sec-
onds on the clock, the nail biter
came down to a field goal

Grades two through five meet
Monday and Wednesday, 5:30-7
p.m.; grades six through eight
meet Tuesday and Thursday, 6-
7:30 p.m. in the Niceville High
School wrestling room, next to the
baseball field.
The program will run through
Feb. 29. No practices will be held
over Thanksgiving or Christmas
vacations. Wrestlers will attend
tournaments and dual meets.
The cost is $75. Each member
is provided with a wrestling T-
For more information, call
coach G at 225-1452, Sunday
through Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Wrestlers can sign up at the
first practice they attend.

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lead against Crestview Friday.
attempt by the Bulldogs. The
missed kick clinched it for the
"We just came back much
sharper, executed much better,"
coach John Hicks said of the
Eagles' tough victory. "Our
offensive line played a lot better
in the second half, and the
defense made a few stops."
Junior running back Jon
Hudson said of the victory, "It
feels amazing." The young play-
er scored two of Niceville's

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Softball fundraiser
The Niceville High School soft-
ball team is selling Boston butts for
$25, seasoned and smoked-Four-
plus pounds after cooking; no MSG.
Delivery, Nov. 17-19. Order by Nov.
14; make checks payable to NHS.
To order, contact a NHS softball
team member at HIBBQGUY@

cox.net or call: 642-1292.
Seniors meeting changes
The Twin Cities Seniors Club,
268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso, will
meet Nov. 10, 2 p.m.; 50-plus wel-
come for Potluck and bingo. Info: Jo,
678-8645, or Ruth, 678-4346. Note,
the November meeting's date is
Garden Club to meet
The Valparaiso Garden Club will
hold its November meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the
Valparaiso Community Library, 9
a.m. Refreshments will be served at
9 and the business meeting will
begin at 9:30.
Terre Carr of
The Flower
Connection in
Shalimar will
present a pro-
gram featuring holiday creations.

Guests with an interest in joining
the club are invited to attend. Info:
President Vivian Justice, 729-3160.
Garden club to meet
The Bluewater Bay Garden Club
will meet at the Bluewater Bay
Clubhouse on Bluewater Boulevard
Thursday, Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. The
guest speaker will be Amanda
Wilkerson, executive director,
Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge. Her
program is titled "Rescue and
Release of Animals after the BOP
Oil Spill." New members are always
welcome. Info: President Jan
Luckett, 897-6700.
Blue Angels to perform
The Navy's Flight Demonstration
Squadron, the Blue Angels, will
close the 2010 season at their annual
Homecoming Air Show aboard
Naval Air Station Pensacola on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov.

11, 12 and 13.
Gates open at 8 a.m. and shows
start at 10 a.m.
In addition to the scheduled
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
shows, there will be a night show
beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday,
Nov. 11 only.
Admission and parking for all
shows is free. Areas will be reserved
for the physically challenged. Food
and memorabilia will be available at
numerous concession stands.
Info: 850-452-3100, ext. 1534
and 1539.
Beach Aglow meeting set
Fort Walton Beach Aglow's
November speaker is pastor Janet
German of Times of Refreshing
Worship Center of Geneva, Ala.,
Nov. 11, at Marina Bay Resort, 80
Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton
Beach. Coffee and fellowship at 9:30
a.m., and the meeting starts at 10.

Info: Barbara Williams, 850-
678-1335 or e-mail fwbaglow@
Vets Day prayer breakfast
The 13th annual Veterans Day
prayer breakfast, hosted by the
Niceville Exchange Club and the
Valparaiso Amvets, will be held Nov.
11, 8 a.m., at Amvets Post 78, 910
Valastics Drive, Valparaiso. Tickets
are $3 each.
This year's speaker is Ret Col
Edward L. Hubbard, who wrote
"Escape from the
Box: The Wonder of
Human Potential."
Building upon his
adverse experiences
during more than six and one half
years of captivity, Hubbard conveys
a constructive message for personal
Info: Carol Mullins-Hernandez,
240-0616, or Paul McShane,

255-0412 or AmVets Post 78 at
Brownies to aid charity
Girl Scout Brownie Troop # 980
of Niceville will hold a food drive at
the Bluewater Winn Dixie supermar-
ket, Hwy. 20, Niceville, Friday, Nov.
12, 4-7 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov.
14, 1-4 p.m. The troop is seeking
nonperishable food and monetary
donations, which will be delivered to
Sharing and Caring, the local food
bank. The goal is to provide badly
needed food items for Thanksgiving
distribution to needy families in the
local area.
'Anne Frank' on stage
"The Diary of Anne Frank" will
be performed at the Mattie Kelly
Arts Center Thursday, Nov. 11, 7:30
p.m., and Friday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. on
the Mainstage. Tickets are $20 for
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Softball open practices
Niceville's High Intensity 12U
Fastpitch Softball team invites girls
born in 1998 and 1999 to open prac-
tices Nov. 13 and 20, Dec. 11, and
Jan. 8, 15 and 22, 9 a.m., at the
Seminole softball field, 1530 Cat
Mar Road, Niceville. Do you want to
play middle school softball, travel
ball, or rec ball? Info: Kevin Watts,
642-1231, or wattskt@cox.net.
Fall Art Festival
The Northwest Florida Arts
Association 2010 Fall Festival of the
Arts is scheduled for Nov. 13 and 14,
at Uptown Station, Fort Walton
Festival hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Nov. 13, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 14.
Admission is free. Artists wishing to
participate can download an applica-
tion from nwflaa.com. Info:
Camellia Show planned
The 47th annual Camellia Show,
presented by the Greater Fort Walton
Beach Camellia Society, will be held
Saturday, Nov. 13, 1-4 p.m. The
show, which is open to the public
free of charge, will be held in the
atrium of Westwood Retirement
Resort, 1001 Mar
Walt Drive, Fort
Walton Beach.
Awards will
be given in sever-
al divisions and
categories. Non-members of the
Camellia Society are invited to enter
blooms in the Novice Division.
Awards in that division will be given
for Best Large to Very Large Bloom,
Best Medium Bloom, and Best
Small Bloom. No entries will be
accepted for competition after 10:30
a.m. Nov. 13. Judging will be done
by local and out-of-town judges, all
of whom are accredited by the
American Camellia Society.
Info or to volunteer to help with
the show, call Martin at 477-3625 or

Tom at 803-1161 or e-mail camellia
Bulls tryouts planned
The 2011 North Florida Bulls
Travel Baseball Tryouts will take
place Nov. 13 at the Morgan Sports
Complex, Destin. 9U and 10U will
try out from 9 to 11 a.m.; 11U and
12U from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 13U
and 14U from 1 to 3 p.m.
Register online at
NorthFloridaBulls.com. The tryout
fee is $25. Additional tournament
costs and fees for uniforms, etc., will
be determined on a per-team basis.
Makeup tryouts will be conduct-
ed Sunday, Nov. 14, for all ages,
beginning at 1 p.m.
To learn more, contact Brad
Schneider at acsys@aol.com or call
729-8888 or e-mail Tim Armstrong
at northfloridabulls@yahoo.com or
call 902-1003.

Gallery stroll, wine tasting
Rocky Bayou Country Club,
Niceville, will host a gallery stroll
and wine tasting Nov. 13, 6-8:30
p.m. The cost is $45 per person for
wine tasting,
gourmet food, art
show and enter-
tainment by
Andy and Agata
Potter; $30 with-
out the wine tasting. Ticket holders
may exhibit art for show and/or sale.
Tickets for non club members are
available at the Rocky Bayou
Country Club Pro Shop, 600 Golf
Course Drive, Niceville, 678-3271.
Members may sign up in the RBCC
Info: Sue Tarkin, suetarkin@
live.com (art show) or Penny Kirby,
678-9570 (wine tasting).
Taste wine for history
The Boathouse Landing restau-

rant invites you to "Help Save
History" Saturday, Nov. 13, 3-5 p.m.
at the Boathouse Landing, to benefit
the Heritage Museum of Northwest
Tickets are $25. Guests will
receive a commemorative wine
glass; enjoy live entertainment,
refreshments and a silent auction.
Info and tickets: 678-2615.
Genealogists to meet
There will be a regular meeting
of the Genealogical Society
of Okaloosa County on Saturday,
Nov. 13, 10 a.m., at the Heritage
Museum of Northwest Florida, 115
Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Those
who wish will attend an optional
Dutch treat lunch at a nearby restau-
rant. This meeting will include the
election of GSOC officers for 2011
which will be followed by an open
forum to explore ideas for next
year's programs. Visitors are always


AAUW meeting planned
American Association of
University Women, Niceville-
Valparaiso Branch, will meet Nov.
15, 11 a.m., executive dining room,
K Building, Northwest Florida State
College. Guest speaker, Mark Carter,
owner and operator of WSBZ, "The
Guests are welcome. E-mail
freidalou@cox.net or call 678-2900
to reserve a seat or for more infor-
Art auction, reception
Artfully Wild, a fine art auction
and reception benefiting the Emerald
Coast Wildlife
Refuge, will be
held Nov. 16, 5-8
p.m., First City
Bank, 135 Perry
Ave,, Fort Walton
Beach. Tickets are $10 and can be
purchased online at ecwildlifer-
efuge.com or at any First City Bank
For more info, or to donate art-
work, call Deb, 685-9014.
Chamber Business Expo
Join the Destin Area Chamber of
Commerce for its 14th annual
Business Expo and After Hours
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 5:30 7:30 p.m.,
at the Palms of Destin Resort &
Conference Center. There is no
charge to attend this event, which
offers a chance to see new products
and network with area business pro-
fessionals. It is open to the public.
Info: Risa Garner, 837-2711 x2
or rgarner@DestinChamber.com.
Civil War history talk
The Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida will host author
and historian Dale Cox for a free lec-
ture about the Civil War Battle of
Camp Walton Wednesday, Nov. 17,
11 a.m.
Cox's historical works range
from local histories to widely
acclaimed volumes on small but sig-
nificant Civil War battles. He will
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The Niceville High School Eagle Pride Band is again selling Fresh Indian River Citrus to be
delivered the second weekend in December. Navel oranges, grapefruit and tangelos may be
ordered from Fruitorder.com with credit card. For organization ID, punch in 787415 Credit
card orders are shipped from Indian River Groves directly to you.

Real Estate Marketplace

"Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!"


Torin Lee

May20, 1955-Oct. 27,
Torin Lee Anderson
passed on Oct. 27, 2010,
shortly before achieving his
goal of retirement.
He is survived by loving
wife Laurey Anderson, chil-
dren Aaron Lee and wife
Laura, Samuel Neal and
wife Kersten, Zachary
Lewis, Mysti Wilson and
husband Jonathan, four
grandchildren Juliet,
Kealce, Caleb and Aiden,
mother Esther, sister
Christiana as well as many
nieces, nephews and
extended family and
The family has chosen to
honor the wishes of Torin
Lee Anderson; therefore, no
memorial services will be
held. Instead they will leave
you with his words of com-
fort... Cry me no tears,
hoist up your beers for life
is a glorious journey when
you take time to live.
He will be greatly
missed and our lives will be
changed forever.

History of a Ghost town.
Bring a sack lunch and come to
the Heritage Museum for History
Sandwiched-In, an informal,
lunchtime educational
program. This lecture is free and
open to the public, however, space is
limited. Call 678-2615 to reserve a

I For 18 years the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso I

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


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Making This Right




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"My family's been fishing for eight generations. It's just a way of life.
That's why we've got to get this cleaned up."
Pete Floyd
Commercial Fisherman,
Pascagoula, Mississippi

When the spill hit, a lot of people said it would be the end. BP said
they would try to make this right. But how was an energy company
going to help a fisherman?

Putting People to Work
The first thing they did was rent my boat and hire me to help with the
cleanup. They made up my losses so I could pay my bills. And they
worked with all kinds of people here from fishermen and shrimpers
to restaurant owners. It helped us keep our businesses open. And it
helped us make ends meet so we could support our families.

Staying for the Long Haul
When they capped the well in July and finally killed it, we were all
relieved. But would BP stick around? Well, they did. The beaches
are clean and we're back on the water fishing so things are getting
a whole lot better. They are still here and have said they will keep
working for as long as it takes.

Getting Back to Normal
BP asked me to share my story with you to keep you informed. If you
still need help, please call 1-866-448-5816 or go to bp.com. If you're
wondering what you can do, well the next time you're shopping,
buy a little Gulf seafood. There is none finer.

For information visit: bp.com

For assistance, please call:
To report impacted wildlife: (866) 557-1401
To report oil on the shoreline: (866) 448-5816
To make spill-related claims: (800) 440-0858
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