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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 17, 2010
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
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Valp. sees $93 million in jet-noise costs


City could die unless F-35 plan is altered, mayor contends


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Jet noise from F-35 warplanes
flying over Valparaiso could cost
the city and its residents $93 mil-
lion and force 850 people from
their homes, the city contends.





COMING
Wednesday. II a.m.
The Heritage Museum
of Northwest Florida will
host author and historian

free lecture
about the Civil
War battle of
Camp Walton.
Bring a sack lunch and
come to the Heritage Mu-
seum for History Sand-
wiched-In, an informal,
lunchtime educational
program. Call 678-2615 to
reserve a seat.
Thursday-Saturday
The Northwest Florida
Ballet will present "The
Nutcracker" at the Mattie
Kelly Arts Center,
Niceville, Nov.
18 and 19, 10
a.m., for
school groups,
and Nov. 20,
7:30 p.m., and
Nov. 21, 2:30 p.m., for the
public.
Tickets are $25 adult
and $12.50 ages 12 and
under. Call 664-7787 or
729-6000.
Saturday. 1-3 p.m.
Southern novelist Rhett
Devane and former Florida
State Sen. Bob McKnight
will sign copies of their
new political thriller novel,
"Accidental Ambition," at
Bayou Book, 1118 John
Sims Parkway, Niceville.
Sunday
The Niceville/Valparaiso
Community Thanksgiving
s-, service will
be held at
Rocky Bayou
d Baptist
Church,
2401 N. Partin Drive, at 6
p.m. Special guest speaker
will be Darcie Gill from
Voice of the Martyrs. Info:
678-6062.
A Thanksgiving rally is
planned at the Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship of
the Emerald Coast, Val-
paraiso, at 11:30 a.m.
Info: 678-7197.

Calendar, B-3.
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The city last week issued its es-
timates of what it would cost to
upgrade or remove 1,090 homes
and 86 businesses in Valparaiso
under the Air Force's preferred al-
ternative for operating a planned
59 F-35 fighter-bombers at Eglin


Air Force Base.
Fully 20 percent of the city's
4,144 population could be forced
from their homes, the city stated.
The possible damage to Val-
paraiso's population base could
even put the city out of business,


according to Mayor Bruce Arnold.
"Of all the alternatives studied,
the (Air Force) preferred alterna-
tive imposes noise, safety and land
use considerations which jeopar-
Please see F-35, page A-7


Honoring those who served


Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
People saluted as the flag was raised to start the Veterans Day cere-
mony at Doolittle Park, Valparaiso. Right, keynote speaker Col.
Michael E. Gantt, commander, 53rd Wing, Eglin Air Force Base,
brought his children, including 2-year-old daughter Reagan, who
napped in her father's arms as they waited for the ceremony to begin.


Twin Cities thank veterans


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Corresoondent
A local tradition was contin-
ued Thursday, as public officials,
civic group leaders youth organi-
zation members, and other inter-
ested people took part in the
annual Veterans Day ceremony
at Doolittle Park, Valparaiso.
As in years past, the cere-
mony included a flag-raising by
the Niceville High School Air
Force Junior Reserve Officers
Training Corps color guard, a
flyby by fighter planes from


Eglin Air Force Base, the laying
of wreaths, firing of a rifle salute
and the playing of "Taps" by
trumpeters from Niceville High
School. The ceremony was fol-
lowed by a reception at AmVets
Post 78 in Valparaiso.
This year's keynote speaker
was Air Force Col. Michael
Gantt, commander of the 53rd
Wing at Eglin Air Force Base.
Gantt spoke about the heroism
of past and present members of

Please see CEREMONY, page A-7


A Navy test F-35
flies in Virginia.
Lockheed Martin


School's

slow-motion

closure to be

completed

in June

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Remodeling unused space to
create five classrooms is under-
way at Lewis School in prepa-
ration for the completion of the
closure of Valparaiso Elemen-
tary School in June.
When the next school year
begins in August 2011, the new
classrooms at Lewis, in Val-
paraiso, will accept about 75
current kindergarten and first
grade students from Valparaiso
Elementary, according to Lewis
Principal Mike Fantaski.
At the end of the current
school year no more classes are
planned at Valparaiso Elemen-
tary School, said Schools' Su-
perintendent Alexis Tibbetts.
Future use of the 51-year-old
elementary school building is
undetermined, she said.
Shrinking enrollments in
central Okaloosa County led
the school district in June 2010
to close Valparaiso Elementary
to grades two through five. At
that time, officials said the ele-
mentary would be "repurposed"
as a voluntary pre-kindergarten
(VPK) facility, and also serve
kindergarten, first-grade, and
younger special-needs students.
The VPK program attracted
only 10 students.
Former Valparaiso Elemen-
tary students in second through
fifth grades this year attend re-
named Lewis School, which
concurrently dropped "Middle"
from its school name. Lewis
School is 40 years old, accord-
ing to Fantaski, although it has
been renovated and expanded
over the years.
The school district expects
to save about $1.2 million by
Please see CLOSURE, page A-6


Niceville curbs Valparaiso fire aid


By Del Lessard
and Mike Griffith
Beacon Staff
The Niceville Fire Depart-
ment announced Monday that it
will no longer respond to fires in
Valparaiso until that city's volun-
teer fire department arrives on the
scene and calls for help.


Previously, Niceville and Val-
paraiso fii iII ih were dis-
patched to fires in Valparaiso at
the same time, and Niceville
often arrived first. Niceville's fire
chief complained that this often
resulted in his fin ligilik i being
tied up at fire scenes for long pe-
riods.
"I feel that it is in the city's


best interest to rescind our auto-
matic/mutual aid agreement with
the City of Valparaiso," wrote
Niceville Fire Chief Tommy
Mayville in a letter to Valparaiso
Nov. 15.
Mayville's letter continued,
"We request that you put us on a
special request assignment after
the arrival of your first arriving


engines."
Mayville emphasized that
Niceville would still answer fire
alarms in Valparaiso, but now
wouldn't do so until Valparaiso
fie. li glIik i get there and deter-
mine that Niceville's help is
needed.
Mayville said that Niceville
fire units have often been the first


on the scene during emergencies
within Valparaiso, and in some
cases have found themselves
doing the bulk of the work to
fight fires or resolve other emer-
gencies before Valparaiso units
arrive.
Niceville employs a paid, pro-
Please see AID, page A-8


Hill reflects on 14 years of school board service


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Howard Hill, of Niceville,
stepped down from the
Okaloosa County School Board
yesterday after 14 years, making
way for Melissa Thrush, also of
Niceville, who defeated him in
the Aug. 24 election.
"I really think we've done
some good things for the kids,"
said Hill in an interview last
week, looking back at his years
on the school board. He was
first elected in 1996.
Hill, 67, of Niceville, is a re-
tired Air Force officer who was
a prisoner of war in North Viet-


nam for five years after his
fighter plane was shot down
during the Vietnam War in 1967.
He retired from the Air Force
in 1989, moved to Niceville in
1991.
Hill and his wife, Libby, are
the parents of three children
who graduated from Niceville
High.
Hill first got involved with
the school system as a parent in
1994, opposing a redistricting
plan that would have shifted
hundreds of elementary students
in Niceville and Valparaiso.
He also became a parent ad-
vocate for enactment of a four-


year countywide sales tax that
raised millions of dollars to fi-
nance construction of three
schools and hundreds of class-
rooms in the mid-1990s.
Once involved in education
issues, Hill said, he worked hard
to find a suitable candidate to
run for the school board. After
months of effort, he told Libby,
his wife of 43 years, "I found
someone to run-me."
The couple jumped into the
race for District 4 seat on May
19, 1996, less than three months
before the August election,
which he won.
Fourteen years ago, District


4 included the entire north end
of the county and a part of
Niceville, where Hill resided.
He said he was stung when
Crestview residents complained
that their board member, like the
four other members, lived in the
south part of the county, a toll
call away.
Hill spent a lot of time in the
north end "'- IIi g to know peo-
ple up there," and installed a
special phone line so his north-
end constituents could call him
for free. But in the end he
agreed with popular sentiment
Please see HILL, page A-6


Howard Hill of Niceville stepped
down from the Okaloosa County
School Board Tuesday after 14
years. He said his philosophy
was, "Do what's best for stu-
dents, but do right by taxpay-
ers."

Beacon photo by Del Lessard






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The Nov. 15 meeting of the
Northwest Florida State College
Foundation board of directors was
the first to be led by Cristie Ke-
droski, the foundation's new direc-
tor of college advancement and the
college foundation.
She is responsible for leader-
ship and oversight of all functions
assigned to the Office of College
Advancement, including external
fundraising, alumni relations, spe-
cial events, grant applications,
scholarships and the NWFSC
Foundation. The Foundation is the
semi-official fundraising arm of the
college, and helps fund scholar-
ships and other college programs
by soliciting private donations and
endowments.
Kedrowski succeeds previous
foundation executive director Jim
Chitwood, who retired in late 2008.
For most of the time since Chit-
wood's retirement, the founda-
tion's executive director position
has been filled by financial director
Donna Utley, until the foundation
selected Kedroski as permanent di-


rector.
"The strength of the Northwest
Florida State College Foundation is
a testament to the generous support
the community has bestowed upon
the college," stated Ms. Kedroski
in a press re-
lease. "I am
honored to
be joining
the NWFSC
team and I
look forward
to building
upon the
solid frame-
work that Cristie Kedroski
has been es-
tablished to advance the college's
educational initiatives."
Kedroski most recently served
as the interim chief operating offi-
cer for Florida's Great Northwest,
a regional economic development
organization representing 16 coun-
ties in Northwest Florida. Preced-
ing her tenure at Florida's Great
Northwest she worked for the
Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of
Commerce as special events direc-
tor.
Kedroski, of Niceville, earned


p


her bachelor's degree from the
University of Florida in business
administration and attended middle
and high school in Okaloosa
County. She is a member of the
Junior League of the Emerald
Coast and has strong community
ties to Okaloosa and Walton coun-
ties. Her husband, Art Kedroski, is
a test engineer at Eglin Air Force
Base and they have two school-
aged children, Kaylee and Kelsey.
Following Monday's founda-
tion meeting, Kedroski said her
goals as foundation director are "to
continue to grow assets and oppor-
tunities."
The foundation, she said, "is an
outstanding platform to build on, to
meet the financial and educational
needs of the college. I look forward
to working with NWFSC President
Ty Handy and the team here."
During Monday's meeting, the
foundation board approved the ap-
pointment of new board members
to fill vacancies created by the res-
ignations of board members David
Sanders and Greg Smith, as well as
by the death of Tim McDonald. Jan
McDonald, Tim's widow, was ap-
pointed to fill the remainder of her
late husband's term, while David
Sanders' term will be filled by re-
tired Maj. Gen. Donald Litke. Scott
Jackson, of Gulf Power Company,
will fill the remainder of Greg
Smith's term. All three terms run
through 2012.
Utley reported that between
Sept. 30, 2009, and the same date
in 2010, the foundation's total as-
sets grew from $33,914,920 to
$35,535,161, and total revenues
climbed from $1,504,068 to


$3,635,181. Investment income
and market gains were large factors
in the growth of the past year.
Shane O'Dell, a financial advi-
sor from Merrill Lynch, said the re-
cent national election and talk of
extending the tax cuts enacted
under the administration of former
President George W. Bush have
produced optimism among some
investors, but it is still too soon to
tell what actual effect such political
events may have on the national
economy.
Although the NWFSC Founda-
tion's investments have recently
outperformed the Standard &
Poor's 500, for example, O'Dell
said, "It's getting harder to get re-
turns from the bond market," and
that some investors are turning to
variable annuities as a more reli-
able investment.
NWFSC President Ty Handy
said enrollment at NWFSC is up
this semester by about 2.5 percent.
He also said the college's new
sports arena and multi-purpose
community services complex is ex-
pected to be open in January 2011.
Construction has begun on a new
student services complex adjoining
Building K, the present student
services building.
Before the meeting adjourned,
Kedroski reported on upcoming
events at the college, to include:
-Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m.: "Tales of
Aim" at the Mattie Kelley Fine &
Performing Arts Center.
-Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m.: Holiday
reception followed by "A Baroque
Christmas" by the Northwest
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


THE BEACON


Citizen thanks fire board; new commissioner named


By Diana Chairez
Beacon Correspondent
A thankful citizen spoke up at
the North Bay Fire Commission
meeting Nov. 9. Karen Boswell
showed her gratitude to the depart-
ment by attending the meeting to
give thanks for services provided
by a paramedic crew on Sept. 20.
Separately, the panel named a
new commissioner to fill a vacancy.
"My husband made the call
when I started feeling pain in my
arm, they suspected it to be a heart
attack," Boswell told the fire com-
mission.
"The crew's
quick re-
sponse, the
treatment
and the com-
munication
with the hos-


ported
helpedtonot Karen Boswell
suffer any damage."
According to Boswell, she felt
the need to attend the meeting after
she heard that as part of the depart-
ment' s budget discussion, the issue
came up of the possible layoff of
North Bay firefighters to cut costs.
"There will be only more med-
ical emergencies as our community
gets older," she said. "It doesn't
make sense to cut the budget by
eliminating paramedics. I'm one
case, they saved my life. A small
increase of taxes is no comparison
to saving a life."
The commission voted on favor
of increasing the millage rate from
2.05 to 2.25 Sept. 20 rather than
laying off crew members.
Another community resident
felt the need to speak up via a letter
sent to the fire commission ad-
dressing concerns about the
budget. In his letter, Brett Hinely,
a former North Bay fire commis-
sioner, wrote that he believed there


is some misunderstanding and mis-
communication about the budget
process and inaccuracies on the
balance sheet.
The balance sheet is not up to
date, Hinely wrote.
Chairman Jim Miller promised
to "work diligently to make the
budget clear and address each con-
cern and give it a proper response
for each item pointed out in Mr.
Hinely's letter and to bring a reso-
lution without fail for next meet-
ing."
Miller also said that the budget
process must reflect the commu-
nity's interest.
Among the commission's new
business was the resignation of


Commissioner William Schaal as
fire commissioner, Seat 3.
"I'm un-
able to give it -.
the time it
needs be-
cause of
work and
volunteer ob-
ligations,"
Schaal said.
"I have
tremendous
respect for Jerry Cashion
each member of the department's
staff who continues to place their
well being at risk serving our com-
munity," Schaal wrote in his resig-
nation letter.


In his place, Jerry Cashion,
Bluewater Bay, will serve the re-
maining two years of Schaal's
elected four-year term effective
Dec. 1. Commissioners serve
without pay.
Cashion, a retired Air Force of-
ficer and a former business owner,
offered an open and flexible sched-
ule. As well as, in Chairman
Miller's opinion, a wider perspec-
tive and approach to the issues
which can bring balance to the
board.
"I'm looking forward to serv-


ing with the commission, I will try
to contribute as much as I can and
use my management experience to
help," Cashion said.
Other candidates interested in
the position and sending letters of
intent were Pat McArthur, profes-
sor at Northwest Florida State Col-
lege; and Richard Wride, test
engineer at Eglin.
Cashion was voted in with a 4-
1 vote, with Commissioner Janet
Santner in the minority, who gave
her vote to McArthur.
Fire Chief Joe Miller also an-


nounced that once again the depart-
ment received the 2009 Life Safety
Achievement Award, presented by
the National Association of State
Fire Marshalls Fire Research and
Education Foundation, Residential
Fire Safety Institute and Grinnell
Mutual Reinsurance.
"I believe this is our 15th year
in a row," the chief said.
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THE BEACON


How do you think Republican control of the House of
Representatives will change things for the country? -Mike Griffith


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"It's good to "It's good to let
restore a balance both parties have
of power, but I a strong role in
really don't think the government."
either party is
equipped to lead
the country."


Bill Elliot, 60,
Niceville,
maintenance


Brianna Elliot, 15,
Niceville,
Niceville High School student


bring too much
negativity into my
household with
their ads, phone
calls and negative
campaigning."
Lisa Guess,
Fort Walton Beach,
Registered Nurse


"I think the
country will sit
still for two years
while the two
parties throw
stones at each
other."
Lynn Geitgey, 59,
Defiance, Ohio,
loan officer


will."


Sherrie Geitgey, 59,
Defiance, Ohio,
associate professor


"I hope it will
mean more
conservative
spending. Put the
country on the Dave
Ramsey plan live
a debt-free life."
Wendy Sternitzky, 27,
Mary Esther,
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Arrests
Michael John Poddubny Jr.,
unemployed, 26, of 133 Mulry
Drive, Niceville, was arrested
by sheriff's deputies Nov. 9 on
a Washington County warrant
for failure to appear on the


original charge of driving
while license suspended or re-
voked.

Christopher Michael Lang-
ford, 26, of 663 S. Lucia Cove,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-


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iff's deputies Nov. 4 on a
charge of battery, domestic vi-
olence.

Caitlin Denise Jones, 21, of
1551 Hickory St., Niceville,
was arrested by sheriff's
deputies Nov. 7 on a charge of
domestic violence battery.

Eric William Marquez, 25,
of 121 Beverly Drive,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies Nov. 5 on a
charge of failure to appear on
an original misdemeanor
charge of possession or use of
drug paraphernalia.
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.Fire Department Reports

Niceville
t .ffte1mFtTieFl Department responded to the f. II a..:.i i. li from November 8
-through November 14.
il n,,i. i,,.'Fi. 22 Emergency Medical Calls
2_I l Ehile 0 Vehicle Crash
0 Other Fire 3 Vehicle Crash with Extrication
0 Ille rn miOthpr Emergency Calls
0 F -A ms -la rdous Conditi -
Street- Situatio Date -Time
N. Par tiMedical............... 1 08/10...................00:22
Edge Ave. in Valp......................'.Structure e ........ .... ........ ....... 05:53
N. Partin Drive..................... Vehicle Crash .......... ............ .. 16:32
N. Partin Drive...................... Medical ................... ..11/08/10...................21:48
N. Partin Drive.......................... M medical ........................ 11/09/10...................03:44
W hite Street............................... M medical ........................... 11/09/10...................19:34
Rocky Bayou/SR20...................Vehicle Crash.................11/10/10..................12:22
N Partin D rive............................M medical ...........................11/10/10...................13:45
Perdido Circle ...........................M medical ...........................11/10/10...................15:24
Camellia Place..... ................. Medical ...........................11/10/10...................18:41
Jonathan Circle....................... M medical .......................1.. 1/10/10...................21:07
E. John Sims Pkwy. ..................Medical ...........................11/11/10................... 02:14
E. John Sims Pkwy. ..................Medical ...........................11/11/10................... 04:21
Bayou Drive .....................M........ medical ..........................1 1/11/10.................15:07
N. Partin Drive ......................... M medical ...........................1 1/11/10................... 15:24
E. John Sims Pkwy......................Vehicle Crash.................11/11/10...................15:27
Buddy Phelps Drive.................M medical ........................... 11/11/10................... 22:40
EdgeAvenue ............................. M medical ........................... 11/12/10...................00:10
W illow Lane.............................. M medical ...........................11/12/10...................07:48
Als D rive ................................... M medical ........................1... 1/12/10....................09:19
28th Street..................................M medical .........................1.. 1/12/1 0................... 22:54
Reeves Street............................M medical ...........................11/13/10...................11:48
Reeves Street............................M medical ...........................11/13/10...................13:48
M cKinney Street ........................M medical ...........................11/13/10...................18:12
EdgeA venue .............................M medical ...........................11/13/10...................20:12
EdgeAvenue .............................M medical ...........................11/14/10...................22:57
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Web Page: http://www.cityofniceville.org/fire.html

North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls November 7
through November 15.
Location Situation Date Time
Myrtlewood Lane .................Medical assist EMS ...............11/07/10................01:16
Parkwood Square ................Medical assist EMS ...............11/07/10................04:41
27th Street............................Cover assignment, standby...11/08/10................06:15
Merchants Way....................EMS excluding vehicle ..........11/08/10................22:46
W hite Point Road.................Medical assist EMS ...............11/09/10 ................12:21
White Point Drive.................EMS excluding vehicle ..........11/09/10 ................18:25
Hickory Street....................... Good intent call ...................... 11/10/10................10:52
Saint Joseph Cove...............EMS excluding vehicle ..........11/10/10................12:42
East Highway 20..................EMS excluding vehicle ..........11/11/10 ................15:17
Jamaica W ay........................Medical assist EMS ...............11/12/10................02:47
North White Point Road.......Medical assist EMS...............11/12/10................07:45
East Highway 20..................Medical assist EMS ...............11/12/10................10:02
North White Point Road.......Medical assist EMS...............11/12/10................15:30
Jamaica W ay........................EMS excluding vehicle ..........11/12/10................15:59
Jamaica W ay........................Dispatched canceled .............11/12/10................20:46
Highway 20 East..................EMS excluding vehicle ..........11/13/10................10:18
North White Point Road.......Medical assist EMS...............11/13/10................21:42
Windlake Drive.....................EMS excluding vehicle ..........11/14/10................18:08
Southwind Court.................. Assist invalid........................... 11/14/10................19:09
Lost Horse Circle ................. Medical assist EMS ...............11/14/10................19:24
Jamaica W ay........................M medical assist EMS ...............11/14/10................22:51
Visit northbayfd.org for greater detail of incidents.


Perdido Circle, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies,
subsequent to a traffic stop,
Oct. 22, on charges of posses-
sion of less than 20 grams of
marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Bennett
was also cited for driving while
license suspended or revoked.
DUI arrests
Angelo Kriengsak Vogel,
20, of 1541 Valparaiso Blvd.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff' s deputies for DUI on High-
way 20 at the Winn Dixie
parking lot, Nov. 7 at 7:23 p.m.

Deborah Lee Odom, 29, of
1813 Valparaiso Blvd.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff' s deputies for DUI on High-
way 85 North at 8th Avenue,
Crestview, Nov. 6 at 4:11 a.m.
Odom was also charged with
failure to register a motor vehi-
cle and use of a false ID/name
belonging to another person.
Thefts
A woman who is sleeping in
her car reported that someone
stole a sleeping bag, a $50
leather coat and $200 cash
from her vehicle while it was
parked near 143 John Sims
Parkway, Valparaiso, sometime
Nov. 1-5.

A man who attended a Hal-
loween party at a Valparaiso
lounge reported that unknown
persons) stole rods and reels
valued at $400 out of the back
of his pickup truck, which he
had parked behind an automo-
tive garage, 125 John Sims
Parkway, Oct. 31.

A Niceville resident from
the 1600 block of Northridge
Road reported that sometime
Nov. 5-9 unknown persons)


stole a $1,000 laptop computer
from the victim's unlocked ve-
hicle.
Other
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation officers on ATV
patrol on an Eglin archery area
discovered some scattered corn
on a four-wheeler trail with no
sign of a stand nearby, Oct. 29-
Nov. 4. A broader search of the
area on foot revealed a 20-
pound pile of corn, a game
camera and a tree stand.
Surveillance was conducted
and later in the afternoon, the
hunter and a companion re-
turned to retrieve the camera.
FWC officers contacted the in-


dividuals and interviewed
them. One of the two admitted
to having illegally placed the
corn during a period of time.
The hunter was issued a notice
to appear citation for distribut-
ing bait on a wildlife manage-
ment area. The companion was
issued a warning for not having
his Eglin permit in possession.


Bionka C. McDonald, a stu-
dent, 18, of 1015 48th St.,
Niceville, was issued a notice
to appear by sheriff's deputies,
subsequent to a traffic stop,
Nov. 10, on a charge of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.


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Joelene Nailon, 28, of 304
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Alexandria Grace Farstad, a
cashier, 19, of 111 Antiqua
Cove, Niceville, was arrested
by sheriff's deputies Nov. 7 on
a violation of probation charge
on the original charge of bur-
glary of an unoccupied con-
veyance.

A 15-year-old Niceville boy,
a student, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies Nov. 10. A wit-
ness allegedly saw the boy
inside a pickup truck at an
apartment complex in the 1900
block of Cottage Grove Lane
Nov. 10. The boy fled when the
witness opened the front door
of the residence to speak to
him.
Based on a description, the
boy was picked up about five
blocks away and allegedly ad-
mitted he was looking for spare
change inside the truck.
Deputies added a second
charge of car burglary and one
count of petit theft when they
found a debit card belonging to
a Niceville resident from the
1000 block of 26th Street. The
boy allegedly admitted taking
the card from the dashboard of
the victim's vehicle the same
day.

Jamie Pollack, 24, of 103
4th St., Niceville, was arrested
by sheriff's deputies Nov. 9 on
a charge of larceny, one count,
and fraudulent use of a credit
card, two counts. Pollack al-
legedly admitted stealing a
checkbook and bank card from
the purse of an acquaintance
and then used the credit card
Sept. 16 for two transactions
totaling $152.

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HILL
From page A-1
and supported a redistricting plan
that ensured the Crestview area
would have its own resident
school board member-even
though it redistricted Hill out of
his own seat after one term.
Another opportunity arose al-
most immediately, however. In
2000, Hill was elected to serve
the last two years of the school
board term of Don Gaetz of
Niceville, who resigned his Dis-
trict 5 seat to seek the superin-
tendent's slot. This victory was
followed by two reelections to


CLOSURE
From page A-1
closing Valparaiso Elementary,
compared with the cost of oper-
ating it as a full K-5 elementary
school, Tibbetts said.
Lewis had already changed
from a traditional grade 6-8 mid-
dle school four years ago.
Shrinking enrollments over the
past several years led the school
district in 2006-2007 school year
to close one of two elementary
schools on Eglin Air Force Base
and to send all Eglin fifth graders


four-year terms, representing
Niceville and Valparaiso.
Characteristic of Hill's dedi-
cation, he attended high school
graduations at Niceville, Laurel
Hill and Crestview every year of
his 14 years on the board.
Hill said his most satisfying
experience was seeing the school
district move up to the top ranks
in the state.
"I credit (former schools su-
perintendent) Don Gaetz," he
said, for providing the leader-
ship, vision and motivation.
"We had good schools," Hill
said, "but then why didn't we do
better earlier? It felt good to be

to Lewis Middle School.
Lewis currently has a total en-
rollment of 563, including 340
middle school (6th-8th) students,
95 fifth graders and 128 2nd-4th
grade elementary students. Next
August, when construction is
completed on five new class-
rooms, each with its own bath-
room as mandated by the state
for students in kindergarten-first
grade, the last 75 K-ist grade
students still attending the for-
mer Valparaiso Elementary will
transfer to Lewis, Tibbetts said.
The original plan last year


part of the team that helped
make it happen."
He added: "It really is a
team" of teachers, administra-
tors, parents, students and the
community.
Safety and t,'lilih,-lI, were
two areas that Hill said he fo-
cused on during his tenure. He
was surprised in the beginning
when annual safety reviews, in-
cluding some items listed as haz-
ards at local schools, were left
uncorrected for years. He was
able to elevate awareness and ac-
celerate solutions. Using his dis-
trict's discretionary funds, Hill
also helped schools in his district

was to bring all K-5 students
from Valparaiso Elementary to
Lewis school, school officials
said, but that plan ran afoul of a
state law that requires bathrooms
in each classroom used by
kindergarten and first grade stu-
dents. The original plan would
have put the younger elementary
students in portable classrooms,
but that idea was opposed by par-
ents and subsequently dropped.
The five new, bathroom-
equipped, K-i classrooms at
Lewis are being constructed by
remodeling an old band room
and an old tkchliiin i* lab area,
Fantaski said. When the class-
room construction is completed
by next summer, he said Lewis
would still be able to accommo-
date about 100-125 additional
middle school students, but no


purchase surveillance systems as
well as tclliiit li.*, used to im-
prove classroom performance.
"Do what's best for students,
but do right by taxpayers," Hill
said about the philosophy that
guided his actions on the board.
It's not "government money"
that is spent on education, he
said, but rather money taken
from taxpayers. "It needs to be
performance-oriented," he said,
because "if you're not careful,
education can be a black hole
(for spending.)"
Scarcity of funds will be a
major issue for the school board
in the near future, Hill said. He

additional elementary students.
Currently the old Valparaiso
Elementary School houses ap-
proximately 75 K-i students, in-
cluding 10 K-i students with
varying exceptionalities, who
will transfer to Lewis next year.
Another 35 K-i students with
special needs came to Valparaiso
this year from elementary
schools in Niceville and Shali-
mar, Fantaski said. Those stu-
dents will return to their original
schools, rather than transfer to
Lewis next August.
An additional 10 four-year-
olds at Valparaiso are in the VPK
program. Several churches and
daycares in the area also provide
VPK classes, and the school dis-
trict does not plan to extend its
VPK program at Valparaiso next
year.


hopes economic projections for
the state are not as dire as pro-
jected in Tallahassee for the
2011-12 fiscal year, which he de-
scribed as a "funding cliff." The
Okaloosa County School District
received $18 million in federal
stimulus dollars during the past
two years, but those dollars will
end in May, he said. Florida also
"raided" transportation trust
funds this year to help fund edu-
cation, something that can't be
repeated, he said.
Hill said he was "disap-
pointed" that Florida voters ear-
lier this month rejected a
constitutional amendment that


would have eased stringent
class-size limits to cut costs.
Those restrictions are hurting
schools and could result in the
elimination of some courses, he
said.
"One of the honors of my life
has been to represent the com-
munity, parents, students and
teachers," Hill said.
Even though he leaves the
school board, Hill will continue
to influence young lives as pres-
ident of Niceville's highly popu-
lar PAL Soccer program, a post
he's held since 1994. He's also
active in civic and political
groups.


II Beacon photo by Del Lessard
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From page A-1

the Air Force and other services,
such as an Air Force staff ser-
geant who was recently pre-
sented with two Silver Star
medals at the same time by his
general for multiple acts of
heroism in combat, and who
said, "I feel guilty for wasting
the general's time, when so
many others are doing the same
things I did."
Even after completing mili-
tary service, said Gantt, most
veterans still serve the nation


F-35
From page A-1

dize the very survival of the City
of Valparaiso as a municipal en-
tity," Arnold told the Air Force
last week.
Whether the city's dire fore-
cast actually comes to pass may
depend on a decision expected in
the spring of 2011 from Kath-
leen Ferguson, Air Force deputy
assistant secretary.
So far, no government entity
has said it would pay for any jet-
noise damages. The Valparaiso
City Commission recently gave
its city attorney permission to
sue the federal government for
such damages on behalf of prop-
erty owners.
Ferguson is to issue a Record
of Decision (ROD), possibly in
April 2011, detailing how Eglin
will operate and fly the 59 F-35
warplanes it will receive in the
next several years. The base will
use the powerful warplanes, the
nation's newest, to train pilots
and maintainers from the Air
Force, Navy, Marine Corps and
foreign air forces.
On Feb. 5, 2009, Ferguson is-
sued the first F-35 ROD, cutting
the number of F-35s coming to
Eglin nearly in half, from a pre-
viously planned 107.
In part due to the noise im-
pact the jets would have on sur-
rounding communities, Ferguson
also ordered the service to per-
form an additional study, a Sup-
plemental Environmental Impact
Statement (SEIS) before she is-


and their local communities
through volunteer work, raising
families, and doing civilian jobs
in the private sector. He also
thanked the families of military
personnel, saying, "Family and
friends also suffer from war in
their own way."
Sam Houston, commander of
Chapter 811 of the Military
Order of the Purple Heart, talked
about how the Purple Heart
began as a cloth patch worn on
selected soldier's uniforms dur-
ing the American Revolution, as
America's first military award
worn to denote heroism or ex-
ceptional performance of duty.

sues the pending ROD on how
the Eglin jets will actually oper-
ate.
Arnold signed the city's 15-
page response to the SEIS, a
draft of which the Air Force re-
leased in September.
In their response, Valparaiso
officials
argue that
their city is
being en-
croached
upon by
neighboring
Eglin' s
ever- ex-
panding jet-
noise
n o i s e Mayor Bruce
footprint. aor run e
The city is-
sued maps showing progres-
sively larger noise profiles in
Valparaiso due to takeoffs and
landings on Runway 01/19, one
of the giant base's two runways,
and the one whose north end
ends a few hundred yards short
of the Valparaiso city limit.
Valparaiso's official response
to the SEIS includes the city's
estimates of how much the addi-
tional jet noise could cost the
municipality and its residents.
The city presented estimates of
damage to property and impact
on lives under the Air Force's
preferred alternative, 1A. As far
as Valparaiso is concerned, alter-
native 1A, the one that would use
Runway 01/19 the most, is the
noisiest option of all.
Arnold urged that Ferguson
move many F-35 flights from
Runway 01/19 to more-remote


In 1932, said Houston, the
current medal was created to
recognize those wounded by
enemy action or held prisoner
by enemy forces. There have
been about 1.7 million recipients
of the Purple Heart medal,
Houston said, of whom about
43,000 are current members of
the Order of the Purple Heart.
Niceville Mayor Pro Tem
Dan Henkel said Veterans Day is
a time to recognize those who
are willing to "serve and sacri-
fice for the common good."
Valparaiso Mayor Bruce
Arnold said it is important to
take time out from "the frenzy

Duke Field, which would reduce
flights over Valparaiso.
Valparaiso based its estimates
on Air Force noise data and on
cost figures from Virginia Beach,
Va., which has been at odds with
neighboring Oceana Naval Air
Station about jet noise.
Under alternative 1A, 727
homes in Valparaiso would expe-
rience jet noise of between 65
and 74 dB DNL (decibels Day-
Night Average Sound Level) and
would therefore benefit from the
addition of noise insulation,
work the Air Force calls "noise
attenuation." The city estimated
the cost of such work at $39,000
per house, totaling $28.4 million.
In addition, 51 businesses
subject to the same noise levels
would each require an estimated
$50,000 in noise attenuation, to-
taling $2.6 million, the city esti-
mated.
According to Air Force noise
maps, another 363 Valparaiso
homes and 35 businesses would
be subject to noise levels of 75
dB DNL or greater. At such
high levels, according to Air
Force documents, the addition of
insulation would not reduce in-
terior noise to acceptable levels.
As a result, the city contends,
homes and businesses in the 75-
and-up DNL noise zone would
have to be razed at a total cost of
$62.9 million.
To calculate costs of acquir-
ing and demolishing such struc-
tures, the city used the Okaloosa
County Property Appraiser's
"just value" figures (typically
about 85 percent of market


of today's lifestyle" to recognize
the service of veterans and their
families.
Arnold said today's military
forces "are the best America has
ever fielded," but expressed con-
cern that such forces may no
longer represent "a military of
all the people," as the compul-
sory military draft has been re-
placed by an all-volunteer force,
in which only a small percent-
age of those eligible actually
serve.
"America could never have
come as far as it has," Arnold
said, "if not for the heroes we
call veterans."

value) for the affected parcels,
and added demolition costs of
$15,000 per home and $25,000
per business.
Stating that the average Val-
paraiso household has 2.34 peo-
ple, Valparaiso calculated that
850 people would lose their
homes due to jet-noise levels that
would defy cost-effective abate-
ment.
Mayor Arnold said he sent
copies of the response to Fergu-
son, U.S. Congressman Jeff
Miller and State Sen. Don Gaetz.
Arnold said the city's re-
sponse emphasizes "that alterna-
tive 1A is not a viable option for
the city of Valparaiso." The city
prefers the Air Force choose al-
ternative 2A or 2E which more
heavily uses the runway at Duke
Field. "It's just that simple," he
said.
No cost estimates exist for
Niceville, although under the Air
Force-preferred alternative 1A,
sound levels of 65 to 80 dB DNL
or more would extend into resi-
dential and commercial areas of
northwest Niceville. Niceville
Mayor Randall Wise said he was
not aware of any plans for his
city to comment on the Air Force
draft SEIS. Comments were due
Nov. 8.
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paraiso's comments, an Eglin
public affairs officer said: "We
appreciate all the comments to
the Supplemental EIS. They will
become part of the public record
and will be reviewed and an-
swered in the final Record of De-
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by paid city workers who also volunteer as
firefighters as needed.
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Mayville met with Norris Thursday to
discuss the situation. Mayville formalized
the decision to end the automatic mutual
aid agreement with Monday's letter.
"Our request is that by having your en-
gine on scene first it will not unnecessarily
tie up all of our assets and manpower thus
causing excessive overtime pay while we
continue operations within the City of Val-
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


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Niceville.
Norris said Monday that the East
Niceville Fire Department, which is not
related to the Niceville Fire Department,
is still on Valparaiso's first-alarm list for
structure fires.
"I can deal with it," said Norris about
Niceville's decision to delay its responses.
Norris added that he plans to talk to
Eglin' s fire chief about upgrading from its
current status of responding to a second
alarm from Valparaiso, to responding on
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reported.


Beacon photo by Del Lessard
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Scott Jackson is the new
local manager for Gulf Power's
Local offices
in Crestview,
Niceville
and
DeFuniak
Springs.
Jackson,
who has
been with
Gulf Power
Scott Jackson since 1985,
started as a
Field Service representative and
later worked in various market-
ing capacities to serve residen-
tial, commercial and industrial
customers.
Jackson lives in Niceville and
he and his wife have two chil-
dren and two grandchildren.

Joseph Sung, a Rocky
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To be qualified for the AP
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The First Baptist Church of Niceville Singing Christmas Tree includes song, comedy, drama and the message of the season.
The annual program was suspended in 2006 after 25 consecutive years, but will return next month. This is a scene from the
2004 program.


Singing Christmas Tree to return


By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
After a four-year hiatus, the
First Baptist Church of Niceville
will again perform the popular
Singing Christmas Tree pro-
gram, featuring singers and
actors ushering in the yule sea-
son, Friday and Saturday, Dec.
10-11 at 7 p.m. and Sunday,
Dec. 12, at 3 p.m.
The program, titled "The Joy
and Wonder of Christmas,"
includes more than 200 people,


about 75 of whom are singers,
with a bold light show, special
effects and both secular and
sacred Christmas music.
In addition to the performers,
nearly 100 others are needed in
production, to build, make the
set and create the decorations.
The show had been per-
formed for 25 consecutive years,
according to Dennis Brown,
associate pastor for worship and
families, which amounted to
about 120 performances.


"As fun as it is," Brown said,
"it's very labor intensive." He
said the church wanted to do
some other things for Christmas,
including playing a role in the
first Niceville Hometown
Christmas celebration, so the
show was put on hold and an
internal Christmas program for
congregants and visitors was
held instead.
While the show will proba-
bly not be an annual event, as it
was in the past, Brown said,


"our intent is always to do it
again every few years."
Work on the Singing
Christmas Tree begins before
Labor Day. Brown chooses the
music and the theme for the
show by early summer, and
schedules several meetings in
July and August with the plan-
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Amanda Brannon, second
grade, Rocky Bayou Christian
School, won first place among
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Colleges and Schools (FACCS)
regional spelling bee Thursday,
Oct. 28, at the North Florida
Christian School in Tallahassee.
She then competed in the state
spelling bee Nov. 12 at the
Delaney Street Baptist Church in
Orlando, where she finished in
second place in her age group.


New boss

takes over

at YMCA
By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
The Niceville Family YMCA
has a new manager and some new
programs.
Karen Linder, DeFuniak
Springs, who has been involved
with YMCAs since 1986, took the
reins of the local facility in late
October, succeeding Richard
Kimmons,
who retired.
Linder is also


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we've done enough to serve the
S Christian
School.
"We're
Karen Linder trying to
refocus,
regroup," she said. "I don't think
we've done enough to serve the
people of the Twin Cities."
In addition to its emphasis on
exercise and fitness, the Niceville
Y will now also focus on well-
ness. Pre- and post-natal care,
range of motion and autism serv-
ices are some of the new benefits
at the Y, which will be handled by
Medical Wellness Coordinator
Christa Herron.
A homework club, offering
tutoring for students at no extra
cost, will be handled by Ceylona
Chapman.
In September, a group of vol-
unteers spruced up the local Y,
repainted the main workout room
and cleaned the floors, making the
facility look like new. Some
equipment still needs to be
repaired or replaced, including a
hot tub that must be brought up to
code.


Scouts

retire

flags
Troop 157 conducted a flag
retirement at American Legion
Post #221 in Niceville on
Veterans Day. Worn and dam-
aged flags are collected and
dropped off at the Legion
throughout the year. As a com-
munity service, Troop 157 does
a flag retirement every Veterans
Day and Memorial Day.
Nineteen scouts participated in
this annual event and retired
approximately 120 U.S. Flags.
The Legion treated the Scouts
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About 40 children from Bluewater Elementary School joined the school's Green Team to learn more about recycling.
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before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Pay fines with food
The Niceville Public library will
accept canned goods and non-perish-
S able food items
this month for
Sharing & Caring
in lieu of fines.
The value of the
canned goods and
non-perishable food items should be
close to the amount of the fine owed.
Children's books needed
Looking for a way to share books
your children have outgrown? Want to
help inspire the love of reading?
Books for JD, Inc., a local non-profit
organization, is
holding a book
drive to collect
new and used
books for distri-
bution to area
children in need. Targeted ages are 3
years old through fifth grade. Call
Cheri, 585-6132, or Kay, 582-1116
for pick up. Monetary donations are
also appreciated.
Yule vendors sought
Niceville Community Guild is
looking for vendors for the fourth
annual Niceville Community
Christmas Festival. Craft show is
Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Festival hours are 5-9 p.m. Both food
and craft vendors are needed. Craft
vendors will be located in the
Community Center and food vendors
will be located in the parking lot out-
side for the festival. Info: 678-7595 or
678-3593 or nicevillechristmas@
cox.net.
Singing Christmas Tree
After a four-year break, the
famous First Baptist Church of
Niceville Singing Christmas Tree is
back as part of the church's 100th
anniversary celebration. Performance
dates are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10
and 11, 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 12,3
p.m. Tickets can be obtained from the
Church Office, at 622 Bayshore Drive,
Niceville, beginning Nov. 1, for $1
each, or may be ordered by sending a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to
the same address. Please request first
and second performance choices.
Library Co-op meeting set
The Niceville Public Library will
hold a public meeting at the adjacent
community center from 2 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 17, to review the
city's agreement with the Okaloosa
County Public Library Cooperative. A
likely item of discussion during that
meeting may be the budget cuts the
library system has taken from the
county during the last couple of years.
Story time expands
The Valparaiso Community
Library now has four weekly story
times for pre-school aged children (6
months to age 4), Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday mornings at
9:45, with arts and crafts, music, fun
learning activities and an exciting
story.
For additional information call the
library at 729-5406.


Softball open practices
Niceville's High Intensity 12U
Fastpitch Softball team invites girls
bor in 1998 and 1999 to open prac-
tices Nov. 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.
Little League registration
The 2011 NVLL fastpitch softball
season is now open to girls ages 7-18.
Residents of Bluewater Bay, Eglin
AFB and Crestview are also encour-
aged to sign up. Registration may be
completed online at nvllb.net. Birth
certificate and proof of residency will
be required for all players and may be
uploaded via the online registration.
Also new to the website is uniform
sizing information to make registra-
tion process easier. If unable to regis-
ter online, on-site registration will be
available Dec. 4 and 11, and Jan. 8, 9
a.m.-2 p.m. at Ruckel Middle School
Cafeteria. Managers, coaches and vol-
unteer umpires should e-mail
info@nvllb.net or attend registration
on Dec. 4. Visit nvllb.net for more
information.
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 significant Civil
War battles. He will also be available
for book signing and to share informa-
tion about his latest work, "Old
Parramore: The History of a Florida
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 seat.
Libertarians to meet
The Libertarian Party of Okaloosa
County will hold
a special meeting
to propose and
vote on changes to
its guiding docu-
ments. The meet-
ing will be at the Emerald Grande
Hotel, Destin, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6
p.m., in the Grande Vista Bar. The
Emerald Grande is located on Destin's
East Pass across from McGuire's
restaurant. Any registered Libertarian
in Okaloosa County may attend, pro-
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Nutcracker ballet
The Northwest Florida Ballet will
present The Nutcracker at the Mattie
Kelly Arts Center Mainstage Nov. 18
and 19, 10 a.m., for school groups, and
Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., and 21, 2:30 p.m.,
for the public.
Tickets are $25 adult and $12.50
youth ages 12 and Under. For select
seating, call the ballet at 664-7787.
Tickets are also available from the
Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office at
729-6000.
Spanish guitar concert
First Arts Concert Season opens
Friday, Nov. 19, with an evening of
Spanish style guitar by the Heam
Plato Guitar Duo, 7:30 p.m., with
doors opening at 6:30.
Season tickets may be purchased
for $50 for adults or $30 for full-time
students by mailing a request to First
Arts Tickets, 103 First Street SE, Fort
Walton Beach, FL 32548. Individual
concert tickets are available at Pavlic's
Unique Florist, Destin, Kitchenique,
Market, Destin, Bayou Books,
Niceville, Playground Music and P. S.
Gifts, Fort Walton Beach and in the
First United Methodist Church of Fort
Walton Beach office.
Info: 243-9292 or 243-6083.
Authors to sign books
Southern novelist Rhett Devane
and former Florida State Sen. Bob
McKnight will
sign copies of
their new political
thriller novel,
"Accidental
Ambition," at
Bayou Books, 1118 John Sims
Parkway, Niceville, Saturday, Nov. 20,
1-3 p.m.
The book is about the re-election
of a U.S. senator from Florida, and
includes twisting plots, a controversial
and surprising election, murder and
international intrigue, including Cuba
and Castro elements.
PAWS yard sale planned
A PAWS Community Yard Sale is
planned for Saturday, Nov. 20.
Donations are being solicited.
Donations can be dropped off at
PAWS, 752 Lovejoy Road, Fort
Walton Beach, or at the Northwest
Florida Fairgrounds. Items can be
dropped off at the Fairgrounds
Monday through Thursday between 9
a.m.-3 p.m. Other times and dropoff
locations can be arranged. Please limit
clothing donations to children's
clothes.
All funds raised go directly to pro-
viding nutrition, shelter and health
care for the thousands of homeless,
abused and neglected animals PAWS
provides care for on an annual basis.
E-mail pawsftwb@embarqmail.
com or call 243-1525 for more infor-
mation.
Thanksgiving service
The Niceville/Valparaiso
Community Thanksgiving service
will be held at Rocky Bayou Baptist


Church, 2401 N. Partin Drive, Sunday,
Nov. 21, 6 p.m. Special guest speaker
will be Darcie Gill from Voice of the
Martyrs. Info: 678-6062.
Thanksgiving rally set
On Sunday, Nov. 21, the Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship of the
Emerald Coast (UUFEC) will hold a
Thanksgiving Rally at 11:30 a.m. at
the Fellowship Hall.
Planned activities include music,
singing, food and lots of expressions
of gratitude.
The Fellowship Hall is located at
the corner of John Sims Parkway and
North Bayshore Drive in Valparaiso.
Info: 678-7197.
Pelican Pickers to perform
The Pelican Pickers will be special
guests of the Choctaw Bay Music
Club Sunday, Nov. 21, 3 p.m., at the
Brooks-Beal
Center, 100 Beal
SPkwy. NW, Fort
Walton Beach .
This group plays
Appalachian
music primarily
on lap dulcimers, but augments the
distinctly American sound with banjo,
mandolin, guitar, Irish penny whistle,
bowed psaltery, fiddle, harmonica,
shuttle pipes, Native American flute,
silver flute, autoharp, and hammered
dulcimer.
Harbor Docks turkey meal
Harbor Docks, 538 Highway 98
East, Destin, will serve a free turkey
dinner, a 16-year tradition, Nov. 25,
Thanksgiving Day, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.


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Annual 'Nutcracker' ballet set
The Northwest Florida Ballet will present The Nutcracker
at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Mainstage Nov. 18 and 19,
10 a.m., for school groups, and Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., and 21,
2:30 p.m., for the public. Tickets are $25 adult and $12.50
youth ages 12 and under. For select seating, call the bal-
let at 664-7787. Tickets are also available from the Mattie
Kelly Arts Center Box Office at 729-6000.


Donations
may be made to
Okaloosa Habitat.
Last year, the
a n n u a 1
Thanksgiving
event raised $17,000 with 100 percent
of donations going directly to local
needs.
A cash bar will be available.
If interested in volunteering for
this event, e-mail volunteer@habitat
fwb.org for details on available times.
Youth Center to stay open
The City of Niceville Youth Center
will open the skate and paintball facil-
ity during Thanksgiving holidays on
Friday, Nov. 26, Saturday, Nov. 27,
and Sunday, Nov. 28. Come enjoy a
friendly day of paintball or skate off
those extra pounds. Call 729-0758 for
info message.
5k run/walk for charity set
The Running
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and Kids' 1-Mile
Fun Run to bene-
fit the Salvation
Army Angel Tree Program is sched-
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Walton Beach Landing. Admission is
$25 or $20 for students, military, serv-
ice industry, city employees and track
club members. Strollers and pets are
welcome. Proceeds go to the Salvation
Army Angel Tree Program.
Info: runforthepanhandle.com.
The goal is to provide 400-plus
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Drew McCullough dives back into first as Ben DeVall tries to put the tag on him on a pick-
off move during Thursday's fall baseball intrasquad scrimmage.


Photo by Schaeffler

Spike from a Knight
Rocky Bayou Christian School's Katherine Rogers leaps
for a spike against Oak Hall Saturday in the Region 1-A
volleyball final. The Knights fell short as Oak Hill swept
them, 25-18, 25-14 and 25-19. Niceville High School, mean-
while, beat Leon in three sets, 25-18, 25-23, 25-15, to make
the state final four.


Knight runners at Regionals
Rocky Bayou Christian School girls cross country team captured sixth place at District Championships, led by sophomore Christy Allen,
right photo. The team competed at Regionals in Gainesville Friday, Nov. 12, finishing 12th overall, which was not enough to go to the state
tournament. Team members are, from left: front, Christy Allen, Emily Steele, Grace Stoner, Carolyn Hudson, Morgan Boston, Maria Denbow
and Katie Warner; rear, coach Julie Williams, Logan Bearinger, Florian Knuppertz, Philip Augustin and coach Jonathan Baum.


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Holy Eucharist 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Christian Education 9:15 a.m.
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Chapel Service 11:00 a.m.
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NHS wins

by a head
Niceville High School's
Marcos Melecio-Zambrano
gets in a head shot ahead
of a Pace opponent in
Thursday's boys soccer
game. The Eagles won the
game, 2-1.
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the University of Central Florida Tuesday, Nov. 9. With him, from left, a
Director John Hicks, Chase's father, Rob, and his mother, Stacey.


THE BAY BEACON

Eagle runners

head to state
Niceville High School's
girls cross country team fin-
ished third and its boys fin-
ished fifth in the Region 1-3A
meet in Tallahassee Saturday,
Nov. 13. Both the boys and
girls teams will head to the
state meet Saturday.
Marsel Mosley was the
Eagles' top individual finisher
with a time of 18:41 to finish
fifth on the girls side. The
Eagles' top individual boys
finisher was Thomas Howell,
who broke a school record
with a time of 15:40 to finish
fifth.
Regan McAllister (19:23)
finished 15th, Annie Serpa
(19:23) finished 16th,
Elizabeth Berry (20:51) fin-
ished 44th, Abigail McCool
(20:56) finished 47th and
Alise Snyders (20:59) fin-
ished 48th.
On the boys team, Jason
y Kenneth Books Riggs (16:35) finished 21st,
CF followed by Patrick Lacombe
(16:43) in 27th, Nicholas
lay baseball for Morken (17:00) in 42nd,
re NHS Athletic Joseph Bernier (17:14) in
49th and Cullen Fralix
(17:29) in 56th.


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Wednesday, Nov. 17
-NHS@Tate, girls basketball,
6/7:30
Thursday, Nov. 18
-RBCS@Crestview, girls bas-
ketball, 5:30
-NHS@Choctaw, boys bas-
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NHS @Arnold,
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RBCS @Walton, boys soccer, 5
Friday, Nov. 19
-NHS vs. Navarre, football
(district playoffs), 7
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Rocky gridders fall
Jacob Holcomb (53), Josh Stubblefield (72) and James
Waldron stop a Freeport run Friday as Rocky Bayou
dropped its final 2010 football game, 34-20, to finish 2-8
after a winless 2009.


Lewis goes undefeated
The Lewis Falcon volleyball team went undefeated this season with a 10-0 record, winning
the county championship. They defeated Ruckel Oct. 18, 25-20, 25-5. From left: rear, coach
Krysta Forte, Emily Nelson, Markiana Bibb, Shelby Young, Nichole Lefevre, Nakia McKinnie,
Cece Hamm and assistant coach Bill Royal; middle, Haley Baker, Miranda Hohman, Tessa
Morken and Arianna Hill; front, McKenna Dean, Riley Thompson and Morgan Durham.


Niceville sails to victory
The Okaloosa County High School Championship Regatta took place Saturday, Nov. 6, at
the Fort Walton Yacht Club. Niceville, Choctaw and Fort Walton Beach high schools were
represented. Eight races were sailed in winds 10 to 15 knots. Niceville won both the A Fleet
and B Fleet races. The A team was Steffi Zwarg (skipper) and Matthew Anders (crew), while
the B team was Kevin Prichard (skipper), Milbrey Parke (crew) and lan Cooke (crew).


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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


SINGING
From page B-1
Initially, practice is held
Wednesday evenings, but in
November, that schedule is dou-
bled to include Sunday evenings.
This year's show will be much
higher-tech than in the past.
Musical Instrument Digital
Interface (MIDI) is being used,
which automatically synchronizes
lights, microphones and effects.
"It's a lot of front work, but
once you start the show, it's just a
matter of pushing buttons," said
Mel Nagel, who handles lighting
and MIDI for the show. "Setting it
up can be a bear."
All the lights this year will be
brand new Light-Emitting Diodes


(LED), which will use less than a
third of the power used in previous
shows, when incandescent lighting
was used. The Christmas Tree
itself will have roughly 10,000
lights, Nagel said.
Choosing the participants is
partly approving volunteers and
partly "drafting" church members.
"I recruit parishioners who
aren't singers, but who want to be
angels or wise men," Brown said.
"Some years, I hold auditions and
sometimes when I pick the music I
can hear the voice for it in my
head."
Volunteers also get special
treatment, he said.
"If someone comes to me and
auditions, even if they're not right
for the part, I start looking for a


role for them," he said. "One of the
gifts God has given me is to some-
times recognize talent the person
didn't know he had."
Even some people who don't
attend First Baptist end up in the
show.
"We don't recruit outside the
church," Brown said, "but every
year, two or three people call and
say they'd like to sing in the show."
He does, however, recruit extra
orchestra members from Niceville
High School.
Tickets for this year's show, as
in past years, cost $1 and are avail-
able at the church office or by
sending a self-addressed stamped
envelope and $1 per ticket request-
ed to SCT Tickets, 622 Bayshore
Drive, Niceville, FL 32578.


Jack Randall Smedley
1941-2010
Jack Randall Smedley went
peacefully to be with the Lord,
at his home in Niceville, Fa., on
Nov. 6, 2010, surrounded by his
loved ones. He was bor in
Canton, Ohio, and came to this
area many years ago.
He was preceded in death by
his sons, Robert Smedley of
Chipley, Fla., and John Locks of
Orlando, Fla.


He is survived by his wife,
Lilia Smedley, and daughters
Kay Smedley Albritton of
Chipley, Fla., Terry Gleason of
Minneapolis, Minn., and Donna
Franklin of Leesburg, Va. He is
also survived by nine grandchil-
dren and eight great-grandchil-
dren.
Jack had a successful career
as a civil servant stationed at
Eglin AFB. He had a deep love
for the word of God, which he
freely shared with anyone who
wanted to learn of God. He will
be missed.
At this time, the family
would like to thank the Niceville
Covenant Hospice and our
church family at Niceville


Assembly of God, for their lov-
ing and compassionate care.
There was a time of visitation
on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 1 to
2 p.m. at Niceville Assembly of
God, with the funeral at 2 p.m.
Interment followed at Heritage
Gardens Cemetery.
The family requests that in
lieu of flowers, donations be
made to Niceville Covenant
Hospice and/or the Niceville
Assembly of God Church.
You may go online to offer
condolences to the family and
sign the guestbook at heritage
gardensfuneralhome.com.
Heritage Gardens Funeral Home
of Niceville is entrusted with the
arrangements.


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$150/week. Call
259-0228.


Looking for a job?
Be sure to check
the classified
section every
Wednesday in
the Bay Beacon.


NEWSPAPER
DELIVERY
Earn extra cash of $45
to $140 or more each
week in your spare
time! The Bay Beacon
seeks a reliable
independent contractor
to insert, bag, and
deliver newspapers
Tuesday night. You
must be over 21 and
have a reliable vehicle,
a good driving record, a
Florida driver's license,
and proof of current
liability insurance. No
collecting duties.
Earnings vary according
to route and work load.
Stop by the Bay Beacon
for an information sheet
and to fill out an
application. The Beacon
1181 E. John Sims
Parkway, Niceville *
678-1080 (Parkway
East Shopping Center
across from PoFolks)


NEWS
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Part-time
Beacon Newspapers
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reporter to write
human interest fea-
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ings of governmental
agencies. You must be
available most nights,
most days, or both
(your choice). We pay
$25 a story and $5 a
photo, when pub-
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ence is essential, as is
access to a home
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reporting and photo
experience is helpful,
but not required. This
a great chance to learn
more about your com-
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letter and a statement
of qualifications to:
hr@baybeacon.com


2 Bedroom, central
air/heat, washer/dryer,
by Wal-Mart, $575/
month, 217-9433
FWB 4BDR, 2BATH
$1200mo, no pets, 5
Brighton Court, 678-
3711


Whirlpool 30" Smooth-
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Electric Self-Clean
Range, White, like new,
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$350, 682-1236
Womans Scuba BCD.
Lady Diva M/L. Weights
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Suit. Size 15/16. 3mm
$100, 314-807-6233
Dining table w/ 4 chairs
& 1 bench, $300; Glass
dining room table w/4
chairs $100; Worldwide
multi-system VHS $40.
376-4330


L-shaped sectional
sofa- w/ 2 recliners &
sofa bed, tweed colored
cloth/ $650; 376-4330


Darling chihuahua pup-
pies for sale. $300. One
female, two males. Call
Grabinger's, 729-3434.


Sewing lessons for
adults and children,
beginner to advanced,
897-3805, Marcy.
Firewood for Sale: We
deliver, Call 401-4718,
520-4507, leave mes-
sage.

Estate Sale. Everything
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19, Thursday, Friday, 8
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layout, and other editorial duties.
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and accurately on deadline, and possess
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paid vacation and holidays, and IRA plan.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


THE BAY BEACON


Page B-7


E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com.

Beach-Martin
Joy Marie Beach and Joshua
Keith Martin were married Oct.
30. They shared the ceremony
with their closest friends and fam-
ily on the Kitty Hawk Pier in Kitty
Hawk, N.C.
The bride is the daughter of
Anthony and Melinda Beach of
Southern Shores, N.C. Joy gradu-
ated from Culpeper County High
School in 2005. She received her
Bachelor of Science in health,
leisure, and exercise science-
exercise physiology from the
University of West Florida in May
2009 and is working toward her
masters at The University of
Alabama.
The groom is the son of


Joshua Keith and
Joy Marie Martin
Leonard and Sheryl Martin of
Niceville. He graduated from
Niceville High School in 2003
and received his Bachelor of
Science in electrical engineering
from the University of Florida in
2008. He is finishing C-130 initial
qualification flying at Little Rock


AFB, Ark.
The couple will move to
Cannon AFB, N.M. where Joshua
will start his tour as a MC-130W
pilot.
Ulrich-Charbonneau
Riane Kandis Ulrich and
Nicholas Adam Charbonneau
were married Oct. 9 at Christ
Our Redeemer Catholic Church
in Bluewater Bay, Fla. The Rev.
Roy C. Marien performed the
double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Richard T. and Kimberly Ulrich
of Niceville. The groom is the
son of Steve Charbonneau of
Newport, R.I., and Maria
Charbonneau of Platte City, Mo.
Presented in marriage by her
father, the bride was attended by
Rachel Berger as maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Jasmin Miles,
Kristina Eggnatz, Kayla
Schniepp and Lauren Hoover.
Evan Charbonneau, brother
of the groom, was the best man.
Groomsmen were Matt Frisbee,
Matt Trudeau, Saed Zarifa and
Kyle Ulrich.
Flower girls were Addysone
and Gabriella Letendre. The
ringbearer was Braylee
Williamson.
The vocalist was Maggie
Alexander.
Sue Sullivan orchestrated


The Twin Cities Woman's
Club awarded $12,800 in schol-
arships this year to 19 deserving
women attending Northwest
Florida State College.
The scholarships are award-
ed through the Women's
Educational Resource Center at
the college. Scholarships are
open to displaced homemakers


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Riane and Nicholas
Charbonneau
wedding planner functions dur-
ing the marriage ceremony and
reception.
The reception was held at the
Sunset Beach Clubhouse in
Bluewater Bay, Fla.
The couple will honeymoon
in December at a destination to
be determined.
The bride will graduate from
Florida State University in
December and then be commis-
sioned as an officer in the
United States Air Force. The
groom is a 2nd lieutenant cur-
rently serving in the United
States Air Force at Columbus,
Mo. He will complete under-
graduate pilot training in
January 2011.


and other deserving local
women.
"The scholarship I received
gave me my life back," one
recipient who relocated here
following Hurricane Katrina
said. "I've never had an opportu-
nity like this-an opportunity
that is helping me to provide a
better life for my son."


E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com.


Justin DeMass and
Katie Clark
Clark-DeMass
Justin DeMass and Katie
Clark announce their engage-
ment.
Katie, a 2005 graduate of
Niceville High School, is finish-
ing her master's degree in occu-
pational therapy from the
University of Florida.
Justin, a 2004 graduate of
Niceville High School, is finish-
ing his business degree from
NWFSC.
Their wedding is planned for
March 2011.


David John Erickson and
Janae Michelle Fox
Fox-Erickson
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fox
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Janae Michelle
to David John Erickson, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Erickson.
The bride-to-be is a 2006
graduate of Niceville High
School and is pursuing a
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in
computer animation at the
University of Central Florida.
The groom-to-be is a 2007
graduate of Niceville High
School and is pursuing his
Bachelor of Science degree in
accounting at the University of
Central Florida.
David and Janae plan a June
wedding.


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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


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Making This Right


Beaches

Claims

Cleanup

Economic Investment
Environmental Restoration

Health and Safety

W wildlife


For information visit: bp.com
restorethegulf.gov
facebook.com/bpamerica
twitter.com/bp_america
youtube.com/bp


"Now Gulf seafood is coming back on the menu, so come on down,
we're open for business."
Bryan Zar
Co-owner, Restaurant des Families
Crown Point, LA


I grew up bussing tables at this restaurant. Last year, my wife, Brooke, and I
bought it. We were working hard to build a business, then the spill hit. BP said
they would try to make things right. But how was an energy company going to
help our restaurant?


Keeping Businesses Open
We figured they would tell us to take a number and wait in line.Instead, they
asked us if we could serve food to the workers,engineers, scientists, and local
residents they had hired to cleanup the spill. It kept us busy round the clock. And
we weren't the only ones. They hired a lot of local businesses and kept a lot of
people working. They have kept businesses up and down the Gulf open and it's
still making a difference.


Open for Business
BP asked us to share our story with you to keep you informed. Our restaurant's
open six days a week. Customers are filling our restaurant again and we think
it's a good time to come down to the Gulf Coast. And if we could make just one
request, please think of us when planning your next vacation. We're still here and
while it's been tough, we are still cooking. And we are just one of the hundreds
of great places ready to welcome you when you come down. So don't wait.
We're looking forward to seeing you.


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
floridagulfresponse.comp



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