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Group Title: Bay beacon
Title: The Bay beacon
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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: December 1, 2010
Frequency: weekly
regular
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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
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Volume ID: VID00038
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Holiday Local pols got Scarborough donations
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2 ^A-,pA Don and Matt Gaetz say suspended commentator is a friend
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Friday. I p.m.
Tim Center, vice
president of sustainability
initiatives,
S.r.-- Collins
,- Center for
Public
Policy, will
report on potential impacts
of oil and gas explorations
in the Gulf of Mexico in
the Science Building
auditorium (S110),
Northwest Florida State
College, as part of the
Florida: Then and Now
program. Admission is
free.
Friday. 3 p.m.
The Fine Arts Honors
recital at Mattie Kelly Arts
Center, Tyler Recital Hall,
Niceville, is held at the
end of each semester,
showcasing the most
successful student
performances of the
semester. Participants are
voted on by NWFSC Fine
Arts faculty. Free and open
to the public.
Saturday. 5-9 p.m.
Enjoy Niceville's fourth
annual Community
Christmas
Festival. V\';it
Santa in the
Children's
Park, take a
"slhay" (hay) ride with
Santa's elves, enjoy
children's activities, visit
with Frosty, Gingerbread
Man, Mrs. Claus and
others. Visit Santa's Post
Office and reindeer barn.
Sip hot cocoa at the
gingerbread house. Be sure
to attend the tree lighting
at 6 p.m.
Monday. 6:30 p.m.
New Life
Christian
Ministries,
130 N.
Partin
Drive, Niceville, will host
Family Night. Glenville
Morton will tell the story
of the birth of Jesus. Join in
singing Christmas carols
and send greetings to
military members overseas
this holiday season. Info:
729-0733 or visit the
church.


Calendar, B-6.


Don
Gaetz


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Two local politicians were the re-
cipients of campaign contributions
that earned TV commentator Joe
Scarborough a two-day suspension
by MSNBC last week.
Florida State Sen. Don Gaetz,
Niceville, and his son, State Rep.
Matt Gaetz, Fort Walton Beach,
were two of the Republican recipi-
ents of Scarborough's political do-


Matt
Gaetz


nations.
Scarborough was a Republican
member of Congress from 1994 to
2001, representing District 1, includ-
ing Niceville and Valparaiso, before
resigning in 2001. In 2003, he began
hosting a conservative talk show,
"Scarborough Country," on MSNBC,
before becoming host of the cable
news network's "Moring Joe" politi-
cal talk show. Sen. Gaetz's District 4
and Rep. Gaetz's District 4 also en-


'Christmas Lady' returns


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Beacon photo by Del Lessard
After an absence of two years, Debbie Lewis is returning to Niceville with her 16th annual "Animation in
Motion," a free Christmas lights event open to the public beginning Saturday. Model trains enhance the
1,000-piece Christmas village, the largest in the area.


Debbie Lewis sets up Niceville display


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
After a two-year absence, the
Christmas Lady, aka Debbie
Lewis, is bringing her vision of
Christmas cheer back to Niceville.
Lewis's "Animation in Mo-
tion," featuring more than 500 nut-
crackers, Dickens Christmas


villages and model train sets, as
well as some 600 animated dolls,
including Santas, elves, Christmas
bears, and carolers, will open Sat-
urday for a four-week run.
Between 6 and 9 p.m. every day
Dec. 4 through Dec. 27, visitors
can enjoy Lewis' 16th annual
Christmas display in its new loca-


tion, 100-A Hart St., behind the
River of Life Church, off Highway
85 North.
Lewis, a Niceville Realtor who
advertises herself as the Christmas
Lady, has been presenting this an-
nual free show since 1994, shortly
Please see LADY, page A-4


Joe
Scarborough


compass the Twin Cities.
While there is nothing wrong
with politicians accepting contribu-
tions from journalists, some news or-
ganizations bar their employees from
certain political activities, including
the giving of campaign money.
MSNBC, a joint venture of NBC
Universal and Microsoft Corp., said
it prohibits its journalists giving to
Please see DONATIONS, page A-8


Case raises


questions on


drug tests

Suspect substance

tested 6 times with

contradictory results

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Contradictory drug-
test results in a recent
high-profile case inves-
tigated by the Okaloosa
County Sheriffs Office
have raised questions
about the reliability of George Funtis heart
the tests. medicine.
Three "field tests"
administered by sheriff's deputies identified a sus-
pected drug cache as cocaine, according to sheriff's
reports. A private lab test ordered by the sheriff s
office reached the same conclusion, sheriff's reports
stated.
However, a test of the same substance by a state
Please see DRUG, page A-9


Okaloosa


eyes hikes


in water fees

Hearing set Dec. 14

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Okaloosa County residents who use "average"
amounts of water could see their utility bills climb
by $3 a month in each of the next five years, if pro-
posed rate hikes are approved by the Board of
County Commissioners (BCC) after a public hear-
ing later this month.
A Dec. 14 hearing was set last month by the
county commission.
Commissioners on Nov. 2 approved a request
from Okaloosa Water and Sewer Director Jeff Lit-
trell, to hold a public hearing concerning "adjust-
ments in customer rates and ancillary charges." The
rate hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m., Dec. 14, at the
water and sewer building, Lewis Turner Boulevard,
Fort Walton Beach.
Littrell said that his department plans to propose
a series of rate hikes during the next five years, to
help pay for repairs and improvements to the county
Please see WATER, page A-8


Two take office


on MSBU panel


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Two new members of the
Bluewater Bay Municipal Serv-
ices Benefit Unit (MSBU) have
taken office.
The two new members of the
MSBU board are Robert Jellison
and Joan McCarthy, who were
chosen by incumbent board mem-
bers during the board's Oct. 11
meeting, after no one filed to run
for the MSBU board during the
2010 general election, to fill seats
being vacated by retiring board
members Bart Bredenkamp and


Gayle Hughes. The two new
members will serve unpaid two-
year terms.
The board governs expendi-
ture of proceeds from a flat-rate
tax on Bluewater Bay properties.
The money is used to beautify
common areas in the community
Jellison, of 10 Windlake
Court, is a retired Army brigadier
general who has served as com-
mander of the 19th Support Com-
mand in South Korea, deputy
director of the Army staff, and


Please see MSBU, page A-8


Already

a line at

Walmart
A queue of at least nine
tractor-trailers snaked
around the Niceville Wal-
mart store Monday morn-
ing waiting to unload
store fixtures. Walmart
expects to open the store
to the public Jan. 26.
Beacon photo
by Del Lessard


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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


THE BEACON


Shoppers flock to stores in Christmas rush


Electronics and appliances

among this year's big draws


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Traditionally the start of the
Christmas shopping season, holi-
day shoppers were lining up in the
dark on "Black Friday" to scoop
up bargains.
Local shoppers aiming to score
a steep discount the day after
Thanksgiving typically head first
to the bigger retail stores in Fort
Walton Beach and Destin, before
finishing up in Niceville. But lines
formed too in Niceville before
early openings at Kmart, Radio
Shack, Sears and Ace Hardware
I illli\,'.MI. Bay), to name a few.
"Slammed," said Tootye Cedar,
customer service manager at
Niceville Kmart, when describing
the situation Friday. "We can't
keep the lines down (at the regis-
ter). That's a good thing."
There were about 100 people in
line before Kmart opened at 5 a.m.
Friday.
"We were very, very busy," said
Cedar. "We even had some people
sleeping when I came in at four-
thirty," she said. A few of the shop-
pers said they'd been waiting since
3 a.m.


What were those early birds
waiting in the dark for?
"Electronics. Play Station 3s,
electronic readers and TVs," said
Kmart general manager Steve
Walker.
At the Niceville Sears store on
John Sims Parkway the big draws
for early shoppers were washers
and dryers, according to Jenny
Propps, owner. "We had a guy
camp out in the parking lot last
night," she said, after noticing the
man with a lawn chair and cooler
about 5:30 p.m. Thanksgiving
Day. By 3 a.m. the parking lot was
full, she said. Ten minutes after the
store opened at 4 a.m. the deeply-
discounted washer and dryer sets
were gone, she said.
Propps said the Niceville store
was among those that were open
Thanksgiving Day (from 7 a.m.-
noon), a sign that retailers this year
are anxious about how freely shop-
pers will open their wallets during
a weak recovery from a deep re-
cession and high unemployment.
"We do depend on this to get us
through the fourth quarter," she
said.
Even Propps' daughter Bailey,


Beacon photo by Del Lessard
Bailey Propps, 11, daughter of Niceville Sears store owner Jenny
Propps, helped out during a busy "Black Friday," the day after
Thanksgiving, traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.


an 11-year-old Ruckel sixth-
grader, was pressed into duty, get-
ting coffee, giving free tool
buckets away to shoppers who
purchased tools and even ringing
up several sales on her own.
"I'm going to have to tell my
daughter," one impressed shopper
told Bailey after she waited on


him.
"Don't ask me how much I
spent; I bought something at every
store," said Niceville resident Sue
Stanley. She got started at 5 a.m.
and headed first to the Kohl's de-
partment store in Fort Walton
Beach, then on to craft, electronics
and other general merchandise


stores in Fort Walton and Destin
before cinching a few last minute
deals at the Niceville Kmart. "I
was going to stop at Target (Des-
tin) but passed it by because the
parking lot was so full," she said.
"I was looking for specific
buys," said Stanley, another sign
that shoppers were willing to
spend on Christmas but keeping an
eye on their pocketbooks.
Stanley said she found the gift
items she was looking to find on
sale. "It was a very good sale on
big-ticket items," she said, without
revealing what it was or who it was
for.
Some of the shoppers were also
getting bargains on items for their
own use.
Martha Sowell, of Wing, Ala.,
started her day at Destin Com-
mons looking for bargains on
clothes for her grandchildren as
well as craft items for her scrap-
booking hobby. Sowell stopped in
Niceville after lunch on her way
back to Alabama to score some
storage containers for herself.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


LADY
From page A-1
after she and her husband, Kevin
Payne, moved to Niceville.
Through 2006 Debbie and Kevin
successively staged the elaborate
decorations and light shows in
each of the three Niceville
houses they have lived in, invit-
ing the public into their highly
decorated homes.
In 2006, however, neighbors
around her current home on
Duncan Drive complained about
traffic from the thousands of vis-
itors that flocked to the annual
Christmas display. Officials of
the city of Niceville told Lewis
the elaborate display would not
be allowed after 2006 because
the crowds, and their cars, could
inadvertently block emergency
responders.
In 2007 Lewis joined with the
city's first Hometown Christmas
at the Niceville civic center on


North Partin Drive, decorating a
large outdoor area and some en-
closed areas with her holiday dis-
plays. She didn't participate the
next year due to a death in the
family.
In 2009 Lewis moved to Fort
Walton Beach, where the devel-
oper offered her space in some
vacant space in the Uptown Sta-
tion shopping center.
Although Lewis enjoyed hav-
ing new people visit her Christ-
mas display last year, and was
invited to display again in Up-
town Station, she said she
jumped at the chance to return to
Niceville. This year's 11,000-
square-foot indoor space became
available in mid-October.
"Animation in Motion" opens
Dec. 4.
Hart Street intersects High-
way 85 North about a quarter-
mile south of the entrance to
Twin Cities Hospital. Look for
signs at Cain's Air Conditioning,
on the corner of Hart Street and


Highway 85 North; "Animation
in Motion" is less than a quarter-
mile west on Hart Street.
"We still enjoy doing it," said
Lewis. "I love to share." Her
only concern is paying the power
bill for her newfound location.
More information is available
on Debbie's new website:
thenicevillechristmaslady.com.






Debbie Lewis with some of the
more than 600 animated dolls
in her annual Christmas dis-
play, this year at 100-A Hart St.,
Niceville.

Beacon photo by Del Lessard


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THE BEACON


Mid-Bay Bridge to borrow up to $170 million


Debt will be repaid by tolls


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
The governing board of the
Mid-Bay Bridge Authority has ap-
proved the issue of up to
$170,000,000 in new bonds. The
debt will be repaid by tolls col-
lected for the 3.5-mile span over
Choctawhatchee Bay.
Meeting in Niceville Nov. 18,
the MBBA board authorized "the
exchange of all or a portion of the
presently outstanding Mid-Bay
Bridge Authority revenue bonds,
series 1997A and the payment of
an exchange premium," and au-
thorized "the issuance not to ex-
ceed $145,000,000 springing lien
revenue bonds, series 2011A, to
provide funds for the series 2011A
special project and not to exceed


$25,000,000 springing lien revenue
refunding bonds, series 2011B, to
provide funds for the refunding of
all or a portion of the authority's
outstanding revenue refunding
bonds, series 1993A and revenue
refunding bonds, series 1993D."
Gregory Carey, managing di-
rector of the investment banking di-
vision of Goldman Sachs in New
York City, briefed the MBBA
board on the bonds before the
board approved them. Carey's
briefing was a continuance of an
earlier briefing he had given the
board during its October meeting.
At the Nov. 18 meeting, Carey
explained that "springing lien"
bonds are bonds that are initially is-
sued as "junior" bonds, which are
to be repaid after more "senior"


bonds are paid, but which, at a later
time, "spring" into the status of
senior bonds, to be paid back to
bond holders with a higher priority
than some other debts owed by the
Bridge Authority.
Carey said some of the new
bonds will be used to pay off pre-
viously issued MBBA bonds, but
at new interest rates more favorable
to the MBBA, while the rest will
help to fund the construction of the
Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road
between the north end of the Mid-


The authority gov-
erning the 3.5-mile
Mid-Bay Bridge will
borrow up to $170
million for highway
construction and
refinancing old
debt.
Beacon photo
Bay Bridge and State Road 85
north of Niceville.
The new bonds will be issued in
January 2011, Carey said, when
bond markets are expected to be
more favorable than at present. The
current bond market, he said, is
"crowded" with other bond issues.
For example, he said, "The State of
California is selling about $14 bil-
lion in debt this week."
By January, said Carey, he ex-
pects the bond market to be a little
more favorable. "The economy is


starting to come back, and some
commodity prices are going up."
"There is a very interesting dy-
namic in the marketplace," Carey
said. "It is a very psychological
market."
The MBBA is a board ap-
pointed by the Governor of Florida
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Kevin Bart Johnson, unem-
ployed, 47, of 354 Columbus
St., Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Nov. 22 on a
charge of domestic violence
battery that allegedly occurred
July 21.

Nicholas A. Albert, 21, of
202 20th St., Niceville, was ar-
rested by Niceville police Nov.
17 on a charge of providing al-
coholic beverages to persons)
under 21, two counts, which al-
legedly occurred Oct. 11.

Bobby James Monroe
Edgar, 30, of 1551 Hickory St.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies Nov. 21 on a
charge of violating a domestic
violence injunction.

Mariamu Ali Teague, 43, of
106 Reynolds Ave., Niceville,
was arrested by sheriff's
deputies Nov. 19 on a contempt
of court violation.

David Shane Turner, 33, of
1512 Cedar St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
Nov. 21 on a charge of battery.
On Oct. 23 Turner allegedly
punched another man in the
face during an argument over a
debt.

Tess Laurel Smith, 31, of
451 Springwood Way,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies Nov. 18 on a vio-
lation of probation charge on
original charges of vehicle
theft and driving while license
suspended or revoked.

David Scott Nailon Sr., 47,
of 304 Reeves St., Niceville,
was arrested by sheriff's
deputies Nov. 15 on a contempt
of court charge.

William Elwin Ward, 83, of
500 Pine Ave., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
Nov. 16 on a charge of battery.

Angela Dennis Armstrong,
31, of 620 Crestview Ave.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies Nov. 17 on a
charge of failure to appear on
original charges of grand theft,
fraud and passing a forged or
altered instrument. Armstrong
was also arrested on a misde-
meanor worthless check
charge.
DUI arrests
Michael Bruce Savage, 21,
of 314 Biscayne Lane,
Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Nov. 22 on a
charge of DUI, crash with


property damage, in the 1300
block of Finck Road, July 28,
at 2:20 a.m.
Savage's truck allegedly
struck two mailboxes in the
1300 block of Finck Road, then
ran into a parked pickup truck
before he lost control of his ve-
hicle and slammed into con-
joined trees some 700 feet
away from the parked vehicle.
Witnesses reported that Sav-
age appeared to be hurt and
barely conscious inside his
crashed vehicle. A blood sam-
ple taken from Savage at the
hospital showed that his blood-
alcohol level was more than
three times the legal limit of
.08.
Thefts
A Niceville resident from
the 100 block of Duke Drive
reported that sometime Nov.
16-17 unknown persons) stole
an unlocked van that was
parked in the driveway with the
keys in the ignition and a wal-
let in the vehicle that contained
$60 cash, a checkbook, driver's
license and credit cards. The
stolen van was recovered by
police Nov. 17 in Biloxi, Miss.

Unknown persons) at-
tempted to burglarize a busi-
ness in the 800 block of West
John Sims Parkway early Nov.
17. The intruder(s) partially
opened a rear roll-up door with
tools that were found laying on
the ground. A plywood wall
was also partially knocked
down and hanging open with a
hole big enough for a person to
get inside. No property was re-
ported missing.

A Niceville man reported
that unknown persons) stole a
pair of sunglasses out of his ve-
hicle while it was parked in the
900 block of South Palm
Boulevard Nov. 17.

A Niceville resident from
the 300 block of Pontevedra
Lane reported that sometime
overnight, Nov. 20-21, un-
known persons) stole an in-
flatable water ski tube from the
front of the garage door. The
raft was valued at $320.

An 86-year-old Niceville
man was targeted by scammers
who called the victim to say
the man had just won $2.5 mil-
lion and needed to send $200
in order to receive the money.
The Niceville man gave the
caller the routing transfer num-
ber to his bank account after
the scammer said that would
expedite receipt of his "win-
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Other
A 15-year-old Niceville girl,
a student, was issued a notice
to appear by sheriff's deputies
at Niceville High School, Nov.
10, for possession of less than
20 grams of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.

Patricia Ann Oneal, unem-
ployed, 47, of 1480-B 30th St.,
Niceville, was issued a notice
to appear by sheriff's deputies
Nov. 9 for theft. Oneal was al-
legedly observed concealing
$33 worth of merchandise in
her purse and not paying for
the items at the Fort Walton
Beach Kmart, 200 Irwin Ave.

A 16-year-old Freeport boy,
a student, was issued a notice
to appear by sheriff's deputies
at Niceville High School, Nov.
9, for trespass on school prop-
erty. The boy, who did not at-
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The intended victim became
suspicious and called his bank.
The bank confirmed it was a
scam and froze his account so
no money could be removed.
The scammer twice called the
victim again and tried to con-
vince the man that the prize
was legitimate, but the in-
tended victim did not send any
money.

A Niceville resident re-
ported that someone stole
$4,090 cash and an $838 dia-
mond ring from a residence in
the 4500 block of Woodlands
Drive sometime Nov. 11-12.
Criminal Mischief
Vandal(s) painted vulgari-
ties on a vehicle in the 500
block of West John Sims Park-
way sometime Nov. 8. The vic-
tim reported no damage
because the paint could be
washed off the vehicle.

A Niceville resident from
the 200 block of Evans Road
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Okaloosa seeks fugitives

This information is from reports by the
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.



Name: Amanda Lynn Walden
Wanted for: larceny and fraud.
Walden's last known address
was on Nordic Lane in Fort Wal-
ton Beach.
Height: 5-feet, 2-inches
Weight: 134 pounds
Age: 32
Date of birth: 11-11-1978
Hair: blond
Eyes: green


Name: William Shane Allen
Wanted for: burglary, theft and
criminal mischief. Allen's last
known address was in Niceville.
Height: 5-feet, 9-inches
Weight: 165 pounds
Age: 34
Date of birth: 11-02-76
Hair: blond
Eyes: hazel


This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County
Sheriff's Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime
Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also
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Fire Department Reports
r. -- .- Niceville
The Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 22
through November 28.
oebtrai~turefF~ 14 Emergency Medical Calls '
- Vehicle F re 0 Vehicle Crash
il!.',.- I F 0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication
U gal Rj 3 Other Emergency Calls
0 False Alarms 0 Hazardous Conditions
Str tion Date Time
E. ihn Sils Pkwy ..... medical. 11/22/10..................10:30
Cherrwo rt........Medical. 11/23/10.............. 11:43
Tere l~ec~,i6dc-11 1.."1 1-, 1
Weeden ^ ri eca1... d l 1 -
Edgewater/E. SR20 .............Good I ii 1 -6
Als Drive............................... M medical 1n i -5
Abbott Circle....................... M medical ............................ 11/24/10......................19:18
25th Street .........................Canceled ......................... 11/24/10..............21:08
SR85N ............................... M medical ..........................1.... 1/25/1 0................1...... 4:21
Scott Street..........................M medical ..............................11/25/10...................... 8:41
22nd Street........................... M medical .............................. 11/26/10......................03:35
KumquatAvenue..................Medical ..............................11/26/10......................22:50
M iller Lane ............................ M medical ...........................1.. 1/27/10...................... 5:39
Evergreen Avenue ...............M medical ............................ 1/27/10..................... 8:07
Scott Street...........................Service C all .......................11/27/10......................18:18
W ise Avenue ........................ Outside Fire.......................11/27/10...................... 9:41
Buddy Phelps Drive .............M medical .............................. 11/28/10......................00:30
Alan A Dale Drive ................M medical ..............................11/28/10...................... 3:57
Weekly Safety Tip: In the event of a fire, remember time is the biggest enemy and
every second counts. Escape first and then call for help. Develop a home fire es-
cape plan and practice it frequently with your family. Designate a meeting place
outside. Make sure everyone in the family knows two ways to escape from every
room.
Web Page: http://www.cityofniceville.org/fire.html

North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls November 21
through November 29.
Location Situation Date Time
Marina Cove Drive....................EMS excluding vehicle......11/21/10...............01:30
Merchants Way.......................Medical assist EMS ...........11/21/10 ...............13:56
Ospray Cove............................. Smoke detector..................1/22/10 ...............18:24
Ingrid Court ............................. EMS excluding vehicle......11/23/10 ...............02:42
North White Point Road............EMS excluding vehicle ......11/23/10...............11:38
Parkwood Lane....................... Assist invalid .................... 11/23/10 ...............14:56
Range Road.............................. EMS excluding vehicle......11/23/10 ...............17:18
East Highway 20.......................Dispatched canceled.........11/24/10 ...............12:17
Choctawhatchee Drive.............Outside rubbish, trash .......11/24/10 ...............17:56
25th Street.................................Dispatched canceled.........11/24/10 ...............21:13
Southwind Court.......................Dispatched canceled.........11/25/10 ...............07:03
Baywind Drive...........................EMS excluding vehicle......11/25/10 ...............10:45
Highway 20 & Lancaster Dr.....Motor vehicle accident.......11/25/10 ...............19:14
Northridge Place.......................EMS excluding vehicle......11/25/10 ...............21:42
Choctawhatchee Drive.............Outside rubbish, trash .......11/25/10 ...............22:45
Range Road..............................Dispatched canceled.........11/26/10 ...............20:37
Range Road.............................. Medical assist EMS ...........11/26/10 ...............20:46
Merchants Way.........................EMS excluding vehicle......11/27/10 ...............07:12
Highway 20............................... Dispatched canceled.........11/27/10 ...............07:15
North White Point Road............Medical assist EMS ...........11/27/10 ...............16:29
Scott Road ................................Dispatched canceled.........11/27/10 ...............18:20
North White Point Road............EMS excluding vehicle ......11/27/10 ...............19:20
Bay Drive................................... Medical assist EMS ...........11/28/10 ...............00:42
West Commons Drive/Destin...Dispatched canceled .........11/28/10 ...............05:11
Meadowbrook Court.................Extrication, rescue .............11/28/10 ...............13:19
North White Point Road............Medical assist EMS ...........11/28/10 ...............17:19
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commander, 25th Infantry Divi-
sion Support Command. He has
a master of science degree in
public administration from Ship-
pensburg University, Pa.
Jellison told the Beacon that
he volunteered for the MSBU
board because, "I have a fair
amount of experience doing that
sort of thing in the military, I
have some time on my hands,
and it's a way of paying some-
thing back to the community."
Jellison said he has no spe-
cific goals to accomplish while
serving on the board, except to
help the MSBU continue the
work it normally does, maintain-
ing street lights, signs and land-
scaping of common areas in
Bluewater Bay.
"I think the MSBU has been
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political campaigns without prior
approval. The policy follows that of
its parent news organization, NBC
News.
"Anyone working for NBC
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other outside activities may find
that these activities jeopardize his
or her standing as an impartial
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water and sewer system. He said
specific figures were not yet
final, but would be presented to
county commissioners during the
Dec. 14 hearing.
As a rough estimate, said Lit-
trell, an average Okaloosa County
water and sewer customer, who
uses about 6,000 gallons of water
each month and now pays about
$62 per month (not counting
garbage-collection fees), would
see their rate go up by about $3 in
each of the next five years.
Reconnect charges for cus-


nity," he said.
McCarthy, of 4173 Whitetail
Circle, is a
former
business-
woman,
having been
Midwest re-
gion man-
ager for
Jacobs Ve-
hicle Sys-
tems in
Bloomfield, Robert Jellison
Conn., and southeast regional
manager for Horton Inc. in At-
lanta. She has a master of sci-
ence in organizational
development and a bachelor of
science from the University of
Wisconsin.
McCarthy stated that she vol-
unteered for the position on the
MSBU board because, "I am
very interested in the develop-
ment and upkeep of our commu-
nity. My husband and I are very

headlines when the company
meted out a similar suspension to
liberal political commentator
Keith Olbermann Nov. 5 for mak-
ing three political contributions to
Democratic candidates.
The suspensions generated
discussion about whether opin-
ionated political commentators
like Olbermann and Scarborough
should be held to account since
both were hired in part because
they have well known political
opinions.
According to records of the
Florida Elections Division, Don
Gaetz received a $500 contribu-
tion from Joe Scarborough on

tomers who have had their water
cut off, such as for missing pay-
ments, and who then have their
water reconnected, will see their
reconnect fees go from about $30
to between $40 and $50. "Ancil-
lary" fees, such as pre-treatment
fees for industrial customers who
add various types of waste to the
sewage stream, may go from cur-
rent fees of about $500 to about
$1,000.
The rate and fee hikes, said Lit-
trell, are needed to repair and re-
place aging pipes, sewage lift
stations, and other parts of the
county water and sewer system.
These include replacing a large


pleased that we have a home in
Bluewater Bay."
She also said, "I like to see
the community kept up and
looking good," for present and
future residents. McCarthy is a
past president of the Magnolia
Forest II homeowners associa-
tion, and has also been a mem-
ber of the Bluewater Bay
Garden Club and a volunteer in
the Guardian Ad Litem program.
She was also a temporary
worker during the 2010 U.S.
Census.
A third volunteer, Daniel C.
Clark of 317 Curacao Cove, was
not selected for the MSBU
board, as there were only two
vacant seats available. Clark is a
software test engineer for Tybrin
Corp., working with the 46th
Test Squadron at Eglin Air Force
Base. He has previously worked
as a program manager for other
defense contractors, and com-
manded flying units in the Air

June 30, 2005, during Gaetz' suc-
cessful first campaign for his
Florida Senate seat.
Campaign records also show
that on Oct. 31, 2009, Scarbor-
ough contributed $500 to the first
Florida House race of Matt Gaetz,
who defeated a Navarre Democrat
for the post in April 2010.
Scarborough did not con-
tribute to either Gaetz in 2010,
when the father and son incum-
bents were both reelected unop-
posed, according to campaign
records.
"I think that Joe handled it
well," said Rep. Gaetz about
Scarborough's run-in with his

force main that carries sewage
pumped from a lift station near the
Rocky Bayou Bridge at State
Road 20 to the Niceville / Val-
paraiso sewage treatment plant.
The replacement will prevent a
potentially costly or even danger-
ous failure of the aging force main
and will allow shutting down an
aging and sometimes smelly lift
station near the Niceville post of-
fice.
Repairs and improvements to
the Niceville-Valparaiso sewage
plant are also needed, as are simi-
lar projects elsewhere in the
county.
"The sewage plant is already


Force, as well as serving as an
inspector general. He has a mas-
ter of science degree in interna-
tional relations from Troy State
University, among other accom-
plishments.
During a
Nov. 9
meeting,
board mem-
ber Doug
Burgess
said that re-
pairs are un-
derway to
several en-
trance signs
to Bluewa- Joan McCarthy
ter Bay, where letters have fallen
away or been removed by van-
dals. In addition, the concrete
signs are being pressure-washed
to remove rust stains. Some
stacked-block flower planting
areas throughout the community
are also being pressure-washed.
Jeff Werner, operator of the

employer, adding that the political
commentator recognized he had
violated MSNBC's policy.
"Frankly, I don't think he thought
about it when he made a contribu-
tion to me," said the younger
Gaetz, who called Scarborough a
long-time family friend.
"Joe called Thanksgiving,"
said Rep. Gaetz. "I told him I was
sorry I got him into trouble."
Rep. Gaetz said he first met the
political commentator when he
was a child, in 1994, when his fa-
ther, now Sen. Gaetz, was running
for a seat on the Okaloosa County
School Board and Scarborough
was running for Congress for the

under a consent order from the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection," Littrell said,
because water discharged from
the plant onto local spray fields
contains too much "niillii Ill.," to
meet state standards. Renovation
of the plant will reduce such ma-
terials in the discharged water, re-
ducing the need for spray field
acreage. Renovation of the plant,
he said, is expected to cost about
$6 million.
In addition, said Littrell, many
pipes, sewage lift stations and
other equipment items are now
more than 40 years old, and in
danger of failure if not replaced or


annual "Geek Lights on the Cor-
ner" Christmas display at Blue-
water Boulevard and Antiqua
Way, briefed board members on
the show, in which he decorates
his home and yard with thou-
sands of Christmas lights, which
flash in patterns to match holi-
day music played.
Werner said his display will
be larger and more elaborate this
year than last, and will also in-
clude the yards and homes of
two of his neighbors who have
agreed to participate. Werner
said he wanted to coordinate his
activities with the MSBU, and
has already been working with
Okaloosa County Deputy Sher-
iff Frank Taylor, community
policing officer for Bluewater
Bay, to prevent any problems
with parking or traffic safety at
or near his display, which runs
several half-hour shows each
evening from Thanksgiving
through New Year's Eve, be-

first time. Matt, then 11 years old,
said he stood in for his father dur-
ing a candidate forum in Niceville
at which Scarborough was also
one of the candidates.
"He was a no-name lawyer
from Pensacola running for Con-
gress. I was 11 years old. I think I
had about $8 in my pocket," said
Matt, giving it to Scarborough as
one of his first political contribu-
tions.
Asked for comment on the
suspension, Sen. Gaetz said: "Joe
Scarborough has been a close
family friend of ours since 1994.
Our families go back and forth for
holidays and have watched each

improved soon.
Littrell said the county plans to
issue about $10 million worth of
bonds to pay for the projects, and
to use the higher rates and fees to
pay back the bonds. The rate and
fee increases will also help pay
back about $24 million in bonds
issued in 2004 to help pay for re-
placing another old sewage treat-
ment plant with a new,
state-of-the-art plant now in oper-
ation.
In preparation for the Dec. 14
hearing, said Littrell, he and his
staff members have been conduct-
ing a series of one-on-one meet-
ings with each of the five


tween 6 p.m. and about 10 p.m.
Shows are free of charge, and in-
formation about them is avail-
able at
www.GeekLights @ gmail.com.
Taylor, who was also at the
MSBU meeting, said that park-
ing is a potential problem if too
many people come to see the
light show at the same time. He
said parents of small children
who come to see the light show
should supervise their children
carefully to prevent them from
running into the path of moving
vehicles in the dark. He advised
Werner not to over-publicize his
light and music show, to prevent
crowds of visitors from exceed-
ing the capacity of his residen-
tial neighborhood to
accommodate large numbers of
visitors.The next meeting of the
MSBU board is scheduled for
10 a.m., Dec. 14, in the golf
clubhouse at 1950 Bluewater
Blvd.

other's children grow up."
Scarborough was quoted on
MSNBC's website as saying he
made the contributions to the can-
didates-his brother and three
family friends-as "simple acts of
friendship.
"I gained nothing personally,
politically, or professionally from
these donations," he said.
Nonetheless, he said he agreed
with the decision of MSNBC
President Phil Griffin to suspend
him and added, "I apologize to
and to anyone who has been neg-
atively affected by my actions."
Scarborough returned to the
air Nov. 24.

Okaloosa County commissioners,
explaining the need for the pro-
posed rate hikes and answering
questions from the commission-
ers.
The briefings are being done
one at a time, Littrell said, because
Florida's Government in the Sun-
shine law prohibits elected county
commissioners from meeting with
each other to discuss county busi-
ness, except during public meet-
ings previously announced to the
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pointed county staff officials who
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lab, and a later test by an FBI lab,
both determined that the sub-
stance as nothing illegal. The
FBI test finally identified the
substance as a heart medicine, as
its owner, who was jailed on a
drug charge that was later
dropped, had steadfastly con-
tended.
Freeport resident George
Funti, 66, was arrested April 20,
more than two months after he
dropped his vial of heart medi-
cine, later identified as medical
nitroglycerine, while working
out in a Bluewater Bay gym
Feb. 12.
Funti was arrested weeks
after a Florida Department of
Law Enforcement (FDLE) lab
contradicted the sheriff's field
test and found nothing illegal.
He was released only after
spending three nights in jail,
and the drug charge that re-
sulted in his arrest was later
dropped as unfounded.
An arrest warrant for Funti
was issued in March, based on
a "positive" field test for co-
caine performed by a deputy.
Funti's vial of heart medica-
tion that deputies suspected was
cocaine was tested a total of six
times with contradictory results,
an internal investigative report
by the Okaloosa County Sher-
iff's Office revealed last week.
Four of the six tests were con-
ducted after the charge was
dropped, and were apparently
part of the sheriff's internal
probe into why Funti was ar-
rested long after the state lab
had cleared him.
Four of the tests, including
one from an independent labo-
ratory in Pennsylvania, con-
cluded the white powdery
substance was cocaine, while a
Florida state crime lab and the
FBI both ruled the substance
was not an illegal substance.
As reported in last week's
Beacon, two deputies were rep-
rimanded after an internal in-
vestigation revealed they failed
to read the laboratory results
from the FDLE that determined
the substance Funti dropped
was not illegal. While positive
results of field drug tests are
considered "probable cause" for
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cally verified by laboratory tests
at a facility such as an FDLE
lab in Pensacola.
During a law-enforcement
officer's field test for suspected
cocaine a small sample of the
suspected cocaine is placed into
a test vial and an ampoule con-
tained at the bottom of the test
vial is broken, releasing the
testing chemical which is mixed
with the suspect substance.
A chemical reaction may
occur which turns the suspect
substance blue. A second am-
poule located in the testing vial
cap is then broken and agitated
with the mixture. Blue flakes
observed within the testing so-
lution after the second ampoule
is released is "indicative of co-
caine," according to the sher-
iff's investigative report.
Okaloosa County Undersh-
eriff Don Adams told the Bea-
con Monday that sheriff's
deputies are continuing to use
the same field test kits that were
used in the Funti case. How-
ever, Adams said, deputies have
been reminded to consider the
"totality of circumstances"
when relying on presumptive
drug test results. He said
deputies have also been told to
be especially cautious of posi-
tive test results when there's a
possibility the suspected sub-
stance may be heart medication.
Adams said he is aware of at
least one other case involving
nitroglycerin similar to the
Funti case, but which occurred
on Eglin Air Force Base. In that
case a presumptive field test
also gave a positive indication


Correction
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on page A-9 about a commu-
nity Thanksgiving service, a
photo of Tim Gill was incor-
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for cocaine for what turned out
to be medical nitroglycerin. He
said the presumptive test results
were followed up with an exten-
sive investigation, including a
lab test of the substance, and
there was no arrest made in that
case.
"What we haven't seen is a
false 'negative,'" Adams said
about presumptive drug tests.
"A false 'positive' is very
concerning to us," said Adams
while a false 'negative' is less
so because the consequences,
for the suspect at least, are not
as drastic. A false negative is an
indication that a suspect sub-
stance is not an illegal drug,
when in fact it is.
"They're good for probable
cause," said Adams about pre-
sumptive field tests, but "not for
meeting the standard of no rea-
sonable doubt." So positive
samples are routinely sent to an
FDLE lab for a more definitive
test. The system broke down in
the Funti case, when a negative
(exculpatory) FDLE test es-
caped the notice of the deputy
investigating the case, as well
as that of his supervisor, ac-
cording to a sheriff's report.
Funti's lawyer did not re-
spond to a request for comment
by press time.
Assistant State Attorney Bill
Bishop, who supervises the
Shalimar office of the State At-
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prosecution, Bishop said prose-
cutors need the laboratory tests.
FDLE spokesman Keith
Kamag said the state crime lab-
oratories are certified to iden-
tify substances that are illegal.
The purpose of the lab is to get
results that will stand up in
court, he said. FDLE labs,
however, do not have the capa-
bility to identify whether the
substance was nitroglycerin, as
it was told it might be in the
Funti case.
That's why FDLE recom-
mended the sheriff's office have
the substance in Funti's medi-
cine vial tested by an independ-
ent lab, Kamag said. The
sheriff's office later sent the
sample to a private lab in Penn-
sylvania, which identified the
substance as cocaine, according
to the sheriff's internal report.
Finally, the substance was sent
to an FBI lab, which identified
it, apparently definitively, as the
heart medicine.
Police officers have the right
to arrest a person on the basis of
a presumptive field test, said
George Murphy, a criminal de-
fense attorney from Valparaiso.
However, defense attorneys
have the right to ask for testing
of the seized substance be sent
to an independent lab for test-
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pole" tower is being built by
Gulf Equipment Corp. and
will support a T-Mobile cell
phone antenna. The new
tower is on county land and
will be leased from the
county by Gulf Equipment
for $10,000 a year. The tower
will also provide a new
mount for communications
and data antennas of the
Okaloosa County Sheriff's
Office and the Okaloosa
County Water and Sewer De-
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county antennas from the
water tank to the new mono-
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Sen. Gaetz

appointed

to panel on

legislative

redistricting


Citing redistricting as a top
priority for the Florida
Legislature, State Senate
President-Designate Mike
Haridopolos (R-Merritt Island)
has named Sen. Don Gaetz (R-
Niceville) as head of the Senate
Reapportionment Committee,
which oversees the effort.
"The reapportionment
process over the next two years
will be a difficult process and
involve a great deal of legal
wrangling," said Gaetz, who rep-


resents District 4. "I appreciate
President Haridopolos' confi-
dence in me to work through this
process."
Directly following the federal
census, every 10 years the
Florida Legislature takes on their
constitutional duty to redraw the
legislative and congressional
districts in Florida. This process
of redistricting is set to occur
during the 2012 session after two
years of hearing public testimo-
ny in regards to the drawing of


district lines.
"Other than passing the budg-
et, reapportionment is the only
other constitutional mandate the
members of the Legislature must
pass," said Haridopolos. "Sen.
Gaetz has shown great leader-
ship on key issues, and I feel it is
a perfect fit for him on this
important, but very difficult
assignment. With the recent pas-
sage of amendments 5 and 6 by
Florida voters, this will be the
most challenging committee


chairmanship of all."
As a result of these amend-
ments passing on Nov. 2, the
constitutional changes are
expected to have a big effect on
how the Legislature will draw
district lines in 2012.
Opponents of the measures
raised concerns that the new
requirements are not possible to
meet and therefore, the final dis-
trict lines may be drawn by the
courts after much litigation.
Backers of the amendments


countered that the new rules
were needed to prevent gerry-
mandering, or drawing legisla-
tive district lines to favor incum-
bents.
"It is my hope that we will be
able to get these new district
lines drawn without having the
court intervene due to the pas-
sage of amendments 5 and 6,"
Gaetz said. "I am looking for-
ward to traveling around the
state and hearing the public testi-
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Students to perform 'Tales of Aim'


NWF State College theater
scholarship students will
present "Tales of Aim" Dec. 2
and 3 at the Mattie Kelly Arts
Center in Niceville.


A cast of 18 Northwest
Florida State College theater
scholarship students from across
the region are in rehearsals for a
Proscenium Playhouse produc-
tion of an original fantasy, "Tales
of Aim," to be presented on the
mainstage of the Mattie Kelly
Arts Center in Niceville Dec. 2
and 3 at 7:30 p.m. There will also
be a special matinee Dec. 3 at 10
a.m. for school groups and home
school students.
Inspired by the performance
styles of such groups as Cirque
du Soleil, "Tales of Aim" is told
through dance, music and narra-
tion. Covering the themes of love
for family, loyalty, perseverance
in the face of adversity, friendship
and brains over violence, the
show uses aerial acts, acrobatics,
dance, puppetry, dramatic light-
ing, original set design and cus-
tom costumes to create a unique
world of fantasy.
The original story follows a
young princess and her adventure
to save her family and her king-
dom from the hand of her evil
uncle and is an adaptation of a
short story written by Clint
Mahle, a NWF State College the-


ater faculty
member,
writing under
the pen name
James
Clinton.
Mahle made
a $10,000
donation to
the college's
Clint Mahle theater pro-
gram to
underwrite the student scholar-
ships and support for the play.
"This is a unique opportunity
for our students to participate in
the experience of bringing an
original theatrical work from
page to the stage," said Dr. Cliff
Herron, dean of the college's
Humanities, Fine and Performing
Arts Division. "And the fact that
the faculty member himself made
the donation so that the students
can have this learning opportunity
makes it extra special:'
Mahle said a goal of his dona-
tion was to provide seed money
so the funds from each year's
Proscenium Playhouse produc-
tion will be used to fund similar
theatrical scholarship opportuni-
ties in subsequent years.


"This year we needed to get
the Proscenium Playhouse experi-
ence for students and local audi-
ences off the ground, but we hope
that audience support through
attending the play will enable
similar events to continue for
years to come," he said.
The students who are partici-
pating in a special series of the-
ater classes to prepare for per-
forming "Tales of Aim" include:
Shaniquia Anthony, Cameron
Daniels, Jamie Roberts and
Lizzie Wilson, of Niceville, and
Micajah McCollough of Destin.
A Facebook page for the pro-
duction with show photos, set and
costume renderings, a link to the
study guide and a detailed docu-
ment discussing applicable
Sunshine Standards with activi-
ties is available by selecting the
link on the Mattie Kelly Arts
Center homepage at mattiekell-
yartscenter.org. Links to the story
in audio book are also available
on the page.
Tickets are $6 each and are
available from the Mattie Kelly
Arts Center Box office at
729-6000 or online at mattie
kellyartscenter.org.


Beacon file photo
Clowns for Christ distribute candy and goodwill at the Niceville-
Valparaiso Community Christmas Parade in 2008.


Christmas parade


set for Saturday


By Karina Orr
Beacon Staff Writer
The journey that is the
Christmas season will be jump
started Saturday, Dec. 4, with
the annual Niceville-Valparaiso
Community Christmas Parade
sponsored by the Niceville-
Valparaiso Rotary Club.
This year's parade theme is
"2010-A Christmas Odyssey."
The start time is 10 a.m., begin-
ning at the intersection of Palm
Boulevard and John Sims
Parkway. It will then proceed
down Highway 20 to Partin, go
north on Partin to Palm and
back down Palm to where it
began.
Floats will be judged and
awards will be given as fol-
lows: Honorary Grand Marshall
Award, Grand Marshall Award,
President's Award and first,
second and third place in the
categories of Commerce,


Club/Non-Profit/Church-
Adult, Club/Non-Profit-Youth
and Best Marching/Performing
Unit. Also the grand marshals
for this year are members of
the 7th Special Forces, and
honorary grand marshall are
children from the Make a Wish
Foundation.
Proceeds from the parade
entries will go toward commu-
nity service projects including
Sharing & Caring, which will
bring Christmas dinner to fami-
lies in need.
Parade visitors are also
encouraged to bring an
unwrapped, children's toy to
put in the Toys for Tots float.
The goal is to have the float
overflowing by the end of the
parade. Toys for Tots will pass
out T-shirts during the parade
as well, according to Susan
Rood, local coordinating officer
Please see PARADE, page B-7


Forensics team shines at tourney


The Northwest Florida
State College (NWFSC) foren-
sics team recently competed in
the llth annual Star
Invitational Forensics
Tournament on the campus of
Florida State College at
Jacksonville.
NWFSC's four-member
team, each of whom are new
this year to the team, compet-
ed against 10 other colleges
and universities, from Florida
to Texas. Each team member
brought home at least one tro-
phy as the team took sixth
place in overall competition
sweepstakes.
Nicholas (Tyler) Corbin of
Niceville took home three tro-
phies: first place as non-
advancing novice in Prose and
fourth place in both Drama
and Poetry events. John
Campbell of Niceville and
Heater Valenti of Hurlburt
Field took first place trophies
as non-advancing novices in
Dual Oral Interpretation.
Shiena Normand of Niceville


NWFSC Forensics Team members with their winning trophies,
from left: Heather Valenti, Hurlburt Field; John Campbell, Niceville;
Shiena Normand, Niceville; and Nicholas Corbin, Niceville.


took the sixth-place trophy in
Pentathlon, an event which
requires competition in at least
five events, with at least one
platform speech, one interpre-
tative event, and one limited


preparation speech.
The team's next competi-
tion will be at "The Chicken
or The Egg Tournament" host-
ed by Gainesville State
College in Georgia in January.


Singers to open 13th season


Okaloosa Chamber Singers
will celebrate its 13th season
with concerts Friday, Dec. 3,
7:30 p.m., at First United
Methodist Church, Fort Walton
Beach, and Sunday, Dec. 5, 4
p.m., at First United Methodist
Church, DeFuniak Springs.


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.
Concerts are free to the public
with a suggested donation of $15
per person, and $25 per couple.
Info: okaloosachamber
singers.org or Dr. Marilyn
Overturf, 682-9651 or
marilyno@cox.net.


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Brownies collect for charity
Brownie Troop 438 conducted a canned food drive in support of Sharing and Caring in Niceville Nov. 13. Eight girls distrib-
uted 45 brown paper bags to friends and neighbors, encouraging each family to donate a full bag of food for the needy. In
less than 10 days, the eight Brownies raised more than $1,000 in nonperishable food for the food pantry. From left: Lauren
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Baron's Tea House in Crestview. Members attending were Marge Ballon, Mattie Williams,
Dianne Wilbur, Beverly Flynt, Eunice Whitman, Doris Olig, Margaret Holley, JoAnn Joes, Helen
Martin, Linda Michalowski, and Angela Budden. Guests attending were Shirley Golden, sister
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Animal refuge sets open house


Alaqua Animal Refuge will
host its third annual holiday
open house Dec. 11, noon to 4
p.m.
The family-friendly event
will feature live entertainment
by the band Blackwater, holiday
treats and beverages, photos
with Santa, a petting zoo and
children's games, while show-
casing the unique refuge in
Freeport. Guests will also have
the chance to meet Champ, a
miniature horse that was res-


sensation through his coura-
geous tale of survival.
This year's event will include
a holiday shopping fair, with
groups of local youth, civic and
service organizations and inter-
ested shelter supporters, along
with artists and retailers, selling
products and services to raise
funds for the refuge.
Admission is $5 for those 13
and older. Each visitor will
receive five $1 tickets
redeemable at the holiday shop-


cued in September and quickly ping fair.
became an international Internet "This event is also an oppor-


tunity to invite the community
to experience and explore our
refuge," said Laurie Hood,
founder and president of Alaqua
Animal Refuge. "It's much
more than a shelter, it's a peace-
ful farm-like setting where ani-
mals can find care and safety
until their perfect owners come
along, no matter how long that
takes," Hood added.
For groups or businesses
interested in participating in the
fair, e-mail April Madr at
amadr@aarflorida.com or call
880-6399.


Edward (Allen) and
Alma Bowman

Bowmans

celebrate

50 years
Edward (Allen) and Alma
Bowman will celebrate their
50th wedding anniversary Dec.
3.
The couple met at Lakeside
Amusement Park in Dayton,
Ohio. They have three children:
Roberta Fanale of Destin,
Edward Bowman Jr. and wife
Wendi of Slidell, La., and
Leonard Bowman of Niceville.
They have seven grandchildren:
Brian and Lisa Konicki of
Lakeview, Wash., Sarah Fanale
of Destin, Angela Willey and
husband Josh of Fort Walton
Beach and Kristeena, Katelynn
and Kelli Bowman of Slidell,
La. They have one great grand-
child, Adam Allen of Lakeview,
Wash.
Edward retired from the Air
Force after 23 years of service
and Alma retired from Kmart in
Niceville after 25 years.


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hour and a half. Skate rental is $2.
For more information, call
428-2736 or 267-8118, or visit
BaytowneWharf.com.
'Christmas Reflections'
Enjoy the beauty of more than
three million lights this year during
the Season of Lights in DeFuniak
Springs. Take a riding tour around
Lake DeFuniak to see the lights and
decorated seasonal characters from
Nov. 26 through Dec. 31, 5-9 p.m.
Tickets are $3, and admission is free
for children 6 and under. For more
information, contact DeFuniak
Springs City Hall at 892-8500, or
visit ChristmasReflections.com.
Sounds of the Season
The Mattie Kelly Arts
Foundation will present their annu-
al Christmas concert, "Sounds of
the Season," Dec. 3, 7 p.m., at
Village Baptist Church. A 150-
member community choir repre-
senting five Destin churches will
present sacred and secular
Christmas classics. Admission is a
donation of an unwrapped child's
toy to be distributed among the par-
ticipating church's outreach min-
istry to families in need. Info:
650-2226.
Chamber Singers concert
Okaloosa Chamber Singers will
celebrate its 13th season with con-
certs Friday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., at
First United Methodist Church, Fort
Walton Beach, and Sunday, Dec. 5,
4 p.m. at First United Methodist
Church, DeFuniak Springs.
Guest artist Sarah Lambert,
mezzo-soprano, will join with OCS
soloists Becky Riley, Esther


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Joan Wooten in performances of
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style, the performances will be
accompanied by a string quartet and
harpsichord.
Concerts are free to the public
with a suggested donation of $15
per person, and $25 per couple. For
more information, visit
okaloosachambersingers.org, or
contact Dr. Marilyn Overturf at
682-9651.
Revisiting Christmas 1860
Revisit history during the
Bagdad Village Preservation
Association's Blackwater Heritage
Christmas Tour Saturday, Dec. 4,
noon-6 p.m. in the heart of Santa
Rosa's historic community of
Bagdad. Visitors will see three
houses, two of which are antebel-


lum. Also available to view are
plays on the porches of homes, an
1880 Methodist church and a his-
toric barber shop.
With the purchase of a $10 tick-
et for adults and $5 ticket for chil-
dren 10 and under is a Civil War
reenactment during this year's
150th anniversary of the Civil War.
New this year, is a living history
area where women will hand-stitch
the Florida flag, and visitors can
participate.
Tickets can be purchased at the
Bagdad Village Museum, Village of
Homes and Lands, the Copper
Possum and the Santa Rosa
Chamber of Commerce. Info:
293-5349 or 554-4669.
20th annual home tour
The 20th annual Tour of Homes
in historic DeFuniak Springs will


take place Saturday, Dec. 4. This
year there will be guided tours at 9
a.m. and 3 p.m., and self-guided
tours from noon to 4 p.m. Tickets
are $16.85 (plus tax) and can be
purchased at the Welcome Center
on Circle Drive.
There will also be an evening
tour from 5:30-9 p.m., aboard the
Li'l Trolley as you view the light
show, Christmas Reflections, and
visit Victorian homes. Tickets are
available at the First United
Methodist Church parking lot and
are $18.75 (plus tax).
Old-time Christmas
Fort Walton Beach Heritage
Park & Cultural Center will hold its
annual Christmas Open House at
the Camp Walton Schoolhouse and
Garnier Post Office Saturday, Dec.
4., beginning at 3 p.m. The muse-
ums will host children's crafts, live
music from the Pelican Pickers and
others, antique cars displays, free
baked goods and local history.
Santa Claus will appear at 4:30 p.m.
on an antique fire truck before light-
ing the tree at 6 p.m. A dedication
ceremony for the schoolhouse's
achievement of making the CSAA
National Schoolhouse Registry will
be held. Both sites will feature old-
time decorations. Info: Mike
Thomin at 833-9595.
Fort Walton Beach parade
"Christmas on the Emerald
Coast" is the theme for the 2010
Christmas Parade scheduled for
Monday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., in Fort
Walton Beach. Mayor Mike
Anderson will serve as the Grand
Marshal in the annual event.
The parade will march up Eglin
Parkway from First Street to the
Kmart parking lot.
The last float will feature Santa
Claus and his elves, who will dis-
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Tourney champs
The Bay Beacon Barracudas won the 2010 PAL U8 girls
soccer Fall Classic Tournament Nov. 20, defeating
Comfort Suites, 5-0 in the final game. From left: front,
Hannah Fortado, Evie Landers, Emily Cassell and Adelyn
Jetton; middle, Maddy Collins, Elizabeth Marlin, Emma
Langston and Faith Ingram; rear, coaches Ryan Ingram
and Curtis Jetton.


The week ahead


Thursday, Dec. 2
-Destin vs. Davidson, boys
basketball, 6:30
-Lewis@Meigs, boys bas-
ketball, 6:30
-Lewis@Meigs, girls bas-
ketball, 5
-Ruckel vs. Pryor, boys
basketball, 6:30
-Ruckel vs. Pryor, girls bas-
ketball, 5
-Destin vs. Davidson, girls
basketball, 5
--NHS @Choctaw,
wrestling, 4:30
-NHS@FWB, boys soccer,
5/7
Friday, Dec. 3
-NHS vs. FWB, girls bas-
ketball, 5/6:30
-RBCS@Laurel Hill, boys
basketball, 4:30/7:30
-RBCS@Laurel Hill, girls
basketball, 4:30/7:30
-NHS@Crestview, boys
basketball, 5:30/7
Saturday, Dec. 4
-NHS @Washington, boys
basketball, 5:30/7


-NHS @Marlin Invitational,
wrestling, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 6
-NHS@Crestview, boys
soccer, 5/7
Tuesday, Dec. 7
-NHS@Crestview, girls
basketball, 5/6:30
-Lewis vs. Bruner, boys
basketball, 5
-Lewis vs. Bruner, girls
basketball, 6:30
-Destin@Liza Jackson,
boys basketball, 5
-Destin@Liza Jackson,
girls basketball, 6:30
-RBCS@Bethlehem
(Bonifay), boys basketball,
4:30/7
-RBCS@Bethlehem
(Bonifay), girls basketball, 5:45
-NHS @Rutherford, boys
basketball, 5:30/7
-NHS vs. FWB, wrestling,
4:30
-NHS vs. FWB, girls soc-
cer, 5/7
-RBCS vs. Marianna, boys
soccer, 7


NHS freshmen finish 6-1
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U8 PAL winners
The "Happy Computer" team won the PAL U8 champi-
onship game, defeating Lorena Spillar, 4-1. The team was
coached by Isaac Guerrero, Mike Nunley and Anna
Loicano (top row). The players are Matthew
Vandenboom, Carson Krider, Max Kordy, Mason Nunley,
Anthony Loicano, Parker Nunley, Luke Vernon, Brycen
Graskin-Aten, Riley Fitzner and Joseph Buglewicz. The
team won the tournament undefeated.


Beacon photo by Norman Wolf
Battle for the ball
Sean Gresham, rear, Tyler Clukey and, on the ground,
Corria Meeks battle for the ball during the recent rugby
match between Niceville Rugby and the University of
West Florida. UWF won the game, 35-7.


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Gordon S. Alvadj
1934 -2010
Gordon S Alvadj (Lt. Col., ret.,
U.S. Army), 76, of Niceville, Fa.,
passed away Nov. 24, 2010.
He was born on March 3, 1934,
in Milwaukee, Wise. Upon gradu-
ation from the University of
Detroit, he was commissioned as a


Field Artillery Officer in the
United States Army. He served 24
years, including two tours of duty
in Vietnam. He was a Vietnam
Subsector Adviser and received
the Combat Infantry Badge and
the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf
Cluster, along with many other
awards.
He worked for Electronic Data
Systems for 14 years after retiring
from the military and later moved
to Niceville in 1997. He married
the love of his life, Mary Lou
King, on Jan. 18, 1958, and they
enjoyed 52 years of marriage. He


Gordon S. Alvadj


was a mem-
ber of the
Knights of
Columbus at
his church.
He was
preceded in
death by his
parents,
Joseph and
Ramona
Alvadj; his


sister, Judy Lunceford; and his
son, Bradley Lawrence Alvadj. He
is survived by his loving wife,
Mary Lou; daughters Kim


Rodriguez (Joel) of Niceville,
Kelly Chamberlain (Paul) of
Canton, Mass., Kathy Jaragoski
(Paul) of Suwanee, Ga.; daughter-
in-law Susie Parker Alvadj of
Navarre, Fa.; grandchildren Katie
Alvadj of New York City, Kally
Peace of Niceville, Jake and Jena
Jaragoski of Suwanee, Ga.,
Gregory and Matthew
Chamberlain of Canton, Mass.,
Kevin, serving in Iraq, and Jules
Shipe of Peachtree City, Ga.;
brother Preston Alvadj of
Milwaukee, Wise.; and sisters
Beverly Geroux of Waukesha,


Wise. and Joby Logue of
Champaign, 1l1.
Gordon was a loving husband,
wonderful father, adoring grandfa-
ther and good friend to many and
he will be greatly missed. Special
thanks to the doctors and nurses at
Twin Cities Hospital, especially
the Critical Care Unit for their
kindness and compassion. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be
made to Christ Our Redeemer
Catholic Church, 1028 White
Point Road, Niceville, FL 32578,
or Waterfront Rescue Mission,
112 Hollywood Blvd., Fort


Walton Beach, FL 32548.
Visitation was on Tuesday,
Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. at Christ Our
Redeemer Church in Niceville,
funeral mass was at 12 and recep-
tion followed. Burial will be
Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. at
Barrancas National Cemetery
with military honors.
You may go online to offer
condolences to the family and sign
the guestbook at heritagegardens
funeralhome.com. Heritage
Gardens Funeral Home of
Niceville is entrusted with the
arrangements.


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eight artistic years at

LJ Schooner's Dockside & Oyster Bar

Chef Wayne Alexander '
primed his culinary canvas
at Schooner's eight years ago. T
Surrounded by a family of
artists, Alexander has used his
talents in a tastier medium for over
twenty years.
Bluewater Bay locals have since


grown to love the culinary specials
at L.J. Schooner's Dockside
Restaurant and Oyster Bar, but those
who have not yet experienced its
charm are in for a treat.
The namesake of the restaurant is
the late, Lazy Jack Schooner, or L.J.
Schooner. Many of you remember
this world traveler, and many have
heard the tales of this actual and very
salty dog. He was at home at any
port. Many years ago, LJ Schooners
opened their dockside windows and
one door serving cold brew and great
memories Schooner often requested
a trickle from the draft beer tap.
People came to hear his crazy canine
adventures and to hear him sing.
Schooner's relaxed and easy
appeal, makes the restaurant special.
Located next to the Bluewater Bay
Marina, the restaurant boasts a
pleasing maritime feel. T-shirted
people cruise in on their boats, for
baskets of shrimp and gator tail for
take out. Alexander also creates
more elegant fare for those interested
in a heightened dining experience.
"I want to cater to everybody
because we all have different tastes,"
says Alexander, who graduated in
1987 from the Culinary Institute of
America. He now uses his
considerable talents to serve up
classic cuisine with a twist. New
offerings include sesame-seared tuna
served rare with a sauce of wine,
shallots, butter and wasabi and
topped with a reduced teriyaki glaze,
and pepper-encrusted scallops
served with a basil-white wine sauce
and calamatta olives topped with
sprinkled feta cheese.
Schooner's legendary view also
makes shopping for the freshest
seafood very easy. "Local
fisherman market their
catch to me, right on our
dock" says Alexander "I
can get tuna, grouper,
triggerfish and red snapper,
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Chef Alexander would Ike to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year. He hopes everyone will come by for a enlightened dining experience.


After saying goodbye to the
famous Tiki Hut, Wayne and
Schooner's owner, Hinely families,
have added the Oyster Bar, a new
oasis in Bluewater Bay where
friends meet after work or find new
friends and where sailors can dock
to fill their stomachs or quench their
thirst. At the Oyster Bar you can
stroll the dock with your drink. You
can enjoy beer tasting and monthly
theme parties and even wear your
pajamas to the Pajama Party.
Wednesday is Ladies' Night
where ladies can enjoy all night
drink specials. Thursday is Kid's Eat
Free Night from 5 to 9 p.m. with
purchase of a regular menu item.
Thursday evenings also offer
Military Appreciation Night, in
which service members get 10
percent off the entire bill with
military ID. On Fridays' Teacher
Appreciation Days, educators get 10
percent off their bills from 4 to 7
p.m. Saturday is game day and
Friday and Saturday evenings the
Schooner's disc jockey will play
some of the area's best music.
Schooner's guarantees you'll never
get bored; everyone has fun, fun,
fun.
As changes to the restaurant add
to diner's enjoyment, Alexander
continues to find his inspiration, in
pleasing people!
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Yacht Club Drive, three minutes
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The Niceville-Valparaiso
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several civic and church
groups and individuals who
paired with the Niceville
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vide Thanksgiving fixings-
from turkey to the cranberry
sauce-to families and oth-
ers in need. Kiwanis mem-
bers delivered complete
holiday feasts to about 25
families last week. Above,
Kiwanis' Bill Thursby,
Niceville Sharing and
Caring co chair Jim Vohs
and food pantry volunteer
Nancy Kirk, all of Niceville.
Beacon photo by Del Lessard


Guild donates quilts
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Healthy Start Coalition of Okaloosa-Walton Counties. Healthy Start care coordinators will dis-
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clean up
Ruckel Middle School's
Physics Department held a
robotics competition last
week, in which students
had to construct a robot
from a kit and use it to
clean up "toxins" after a
fictional radioactive spill.
At right, Gabriel Preston
keeps a close watch on his
team's robot. Below, from
left, Devan Debruhl, Carli
Giordano and Angela
Rhodes work their robot's
controls.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


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before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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 dis-
tribution 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.
Singing Christmas Tree
After a four-year break, the First
Baptist Church of Niceville Singing
Christmas Tree is back as part of the
church's 100th anniversary celebra-
tion.
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, 622
Bayshore Drive, Niceville, 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.
Softball open practices
Niceville's High Intensity 12U
Fastpitch Softball team invites girls
bor in 1998 and 1999 to open prac-
tices 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 soft-
ball, travel ball, or rec ball? Info:
Kevin Watts, 642-1231, or
wattskt@cox.net.
Little League registration
The 2011 Niceville Little League
season is now open. 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 easi-
er. If unable to
register 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 volunteer umpires should e-mail


info@nvllb.net or attend registration
on Dec. 4. Visit nvllb.net for more
information.
Oil impact discussion set
Tim Center, vice president of sus-
tainability initiatives, Collins Center
for Public Policy, will report on poten-
tial impacts of oil and gas explorations
in the Gulf of Mexico Friday, Dec. 3,
1 p.m., in the Science Building audito-
rium (S110), Northwest Florida State
College, as part of the Florida: Then
and Now program. Admission is free.
Fine Arts Honor Recital
The Fine Arts Honors recital at
Mattie Kelly Arts
Center, Tyler
Recital Hall,
Niceville, Dec. 3,
3 p.m., is held at
the end of each
semester, show-
casing the most successful student


performances of the semester.
Participants are voted on by NWFSC
Fine Arts faculty. Free and open to the
public.
Community Christmas
Enjoy Niceville's fourth annual
Community Christmas Festival, Dec.
4, 5-9 p.m. Visit Santa in the
Children's Park, take a "slhay" ride
with Santa's elves, enjoy children's
activities, visit with Frosty, ginger
bread man, Mrs. Claus, snow angel
and many more, visit Santa's Post
Office and reindeer barn. Sip some hot
cocoa at the gingerbread house. Be
sure to attend the tree lighting at 6 p.m.
The craft fair will be open 10 a.m.-9
p.m. You can even purchase your
Christmas Tree from the Boy Scouts.
The lights and decorations will
continue through December. Info:
nicevillechristmas @ cox.net or
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The Magnolia Grill will host its
annual "Pancakes With Santa" break-
fast Saturday, Dec.
4, 7:30-10:30 a.m.
to benefit The
Salvation Army's
"Empty Stocking
Fund." Tickets are W
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pancakes, sausage and juice or coffee.
All funds raised and gratuities collect-
ed will be donated to the "Empty
Stocking Fund."
Leading up to the "Pancakes With
Santa" breakfast, area charitable
organizations and the general public
are invited to a special edition of the
WFTW/News Talk 1260 "Wake-Up
Call" show at the The Magnolia Grill
on Friday, Dec. 3, 6-9 a.m. The show
will feature organizations that help
those in need, especially during the
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PARADE
From page B-1
of the charity.
Other floats in the parade, as
of Nov. 26, include:
2010 Mullet Festival Queens
40 and 8
7th Special Forces Grand Marshalls
Accent Signs
Beach Community Bank
Bonnie McNamara
Brownie Girl Scout Troop 553
Cal's Appliances
Carriage Hills Realty
City of Niceville, Mayor Randall Wise
Clowns for Christ
Coldwell Banker United Realtors
Costa Enterprises dba McDonald's
Cub Scout Pack 52
Cub Scout Pack 556
Curves of Niceville
Daisy Troop 761
Eglin Pet Welfare
Emerald Coast Autism Center
Emerald Coast United
Girl Scouts of Northwest Florida Troop
207
Harrison Contracting Co
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Knights of Columbus Assembly 3236
Krewe of Bowlegs
Lewis Middle School Marching Band
Lewis School Volleyball Team
County Champions
Make-A-Wish Kids
Honorary Grand Marshalls
Niceville Cash & Carry
Niceville Exchange Club
Niceville Fire Department
Niceville High School Color Guard
Niceville High School Drill Team
Niceville High School Marching Band
Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of
Commerce
North Bay Fire Department
North Light Marina
Okaloosa County Schools
Superintendent
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
Okaloosa County Tax Collector's
Office
Okaloosa Gas District
Okaloosa Republican Party
One Hour A./C & Heating
Playground Corvette Club
Rocky Bayou Christian School
Marching Band
Ruckel Book Club
Ruckel Middle School Band
Ruckel Middle School Cheerleaders
and Dance Team
State Representative Matt Gaetz
Sunset Vettes of Northwest Florida
Toys for Tots Float
Twin Cities Hospital
Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department
USCG Auxiliary
Twinkling Twirlers
First Baptist Church Niceville
ERA American Realty of NWFL
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From page B-6
holiday season. In addition, tickets
will be available during the show for
the "Pancakes With Santa" Breakfast.
Info: 302-0266 or 243-2323.
Pet photos with Santa
The Orvis Company in Grand
Boulevard at Sandestin is teaming up
with Alaqua Animal Refuge Saturday,
Dec. 4, noon-3 p.m., for pet photos
with Santa Claus. Cost: $5, with all
proceeds to Alaqua Animal Refuge.
Info: 654.5929 or grandboulevard.
com.
Festival of Trees slated
The eighth annual Festival of
Trees, sponsored by The Chautauqua
Hall Of Brotherhood, Inc., will take
place in the Museum Room of the
Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood on
Circle Drive in historic DeFuniak
Springs Saturday, Dec. 4, 8 a.m.-9
p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 5, 1-9 p.m.
The festival features a spectacular dis-
play of trees and wreaths decorated for
your Christmas pleasure. This is a free
event, however donations are accepted
by the CHOB to raise funds for a
much needed elevator in the
Chautauqua Building. Light refresh-
ments will be served.
Elks memorial service
Twin Cities Elks Lodge #2747, in
conjunction with the Crestview Elks
Lodge #2624, will pay respect to its
"departed members" in a memorial
service Sunday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m., in the
Twin Cities Lodge, 224 Seminole
Ave., Valparaiso. Officers of both
lodges will perform the memorial day
ritual. Light refreshments will be
served at the conclusion of the service,
which is open to the public.
Info: 729-3557, after 4 p.m.
Family Night at New Life
New Life Christian Ministries, 130
N. Partin Drive, Niceville, will host
Family Night Monday, Dec. 6, 6:30
p.m. Glenville Morton will tell the
story of the birth of Jesus. Join in
singing Christmas carols and send
greetings to military members over-
seas this holiday season. Info:


729-0733 or visit the church.
Retired teachers meeting
The Retired Teachers and Support
Staff will meet 10 a.m., Monday, Dec.
6. Bring a friend, neighbor or spouse
to enjoy a holiday musical perform-
ance from the Niceville High School
Opus One group. There is extra park-
ing behind the OCEA building on 348
Highway 190-E in Valparaiso. Book
donations for the community Rudolph
Readers project are being accepted. At
the conclusion of the meeting every-
one is invited to drive to a local restau-
rant for lunch.


Yule garden workshop
The next Creative Gardener Series
program will be on Monday, Dec. 6,
6-8 p.m., at the Valparaiso Library.
The topic is
Christmas
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Christmas extra special for yourself or
the gardener in your life. Create a
unique garden gift to take home and
put under the tree. The series is
cosponsored by the Valparaiso Garden


Club and Valparaiso Library. A fee of
$5 will be charged to cover the cost of
supplies. Preregister by Dec. 3 so suf-
ficient supplies can be obtained. Call
729-5406.
Community Expo slated
Northwest Florida State College
plans a free Community Expo
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
Niceville campus Learning Resources
Center (LRC) building in conference
room 131. The event is sponsored by
NWFSC's Office of Workforce
Education and is open to the public.
Representatives from ACCESS
Florida, Childcare Services, Florida
KidCare, Florida Tobacco Program,
Healthy Start, Jobs Plus, Okaloosa
Transit, Okaloosa
County Health
Department,
Vocational
Rehabilitation,
and WIC
(Women, Infants
& Children) will discuss their pro-
grams and services. The Job's Plus
Mobile One Stop will be available to
provide workforce development sup-
port to the participants.
Info: 729-5202 or jacksonw@
nwfsc.edu.
Patron Appreciation Day
The Niceville Public Library will
have Patron Appreciation Day
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,
with free refreshments and special
activities.
Chamber breakfast set
The Niceville Valparaiso Chamber
of Commerce will hold its Second
Wednesday Breakfast Dec. 8 at the
Niceville Community Center, 204 N.
Partin Drive. The
breakfast will
begin at 7:15 a.m.
with coffee and
conversation, fol-
lowed by the meal
at 7:30 a.m. This
month's sponsor is Okaloosa Gas
District. Chamber members, their
guests, and prospective members are
invited to attend.
Destin Woman's Club
The Destin Woman's Club will


meet Dec. 8 at
Ruth's Chris Steak
House, 15000
Emerald Coast
Parkway, Destin.
The program will
feature Lexi and Marley the Wonder
Dog, who acts as a diabetic alert dog
for Lexi. Christmas music will be pro-
vided by a local musician from 11
a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The cost is $20 and reservations
must be in by noon Friday, Dec. 3.
Info: Rhonda Comparin, 897-3788 or
rcomparin@cox.net.
Seniors potluck
Twin Cities Senior's Club, 268
Glenview Ave., Valparaiso, will meet
Dec. 8, 2 p.m. for potluck. Fifty-plus
are welcome. The club will furnish the
entree; you bring the potluck.
Members will share "This is your life
stories."
Info: Jo, 678-8645, or Ruth,
678-4346.
Library cookie swap
The Niceville Library and the
Friends of the Library will host a
Cookie Swap on
Thursday, Dec. 9,
10:30-11:30 a.m.
You can pick up
an information
sheet at the
library. Each per-
son registered will be required to bring
five dozen cookies. The number may
change, depending on the number of
people registered. Coffee and tea will
be provided. Registration is required.
Register by Saturday, Dec. 4.
Info: 729-4090.
DAR plans meeting
Daughters of the American
Revolution, Choctawhatchee Bay
Chapter, will meet at St. Simon's
Church, Fort Walton Beach, at 10
a.m., Thursday, Dec. 9. A program on
lifelong learning will be presented by
Betty Kentosh.
Any woman who is lineally
descended from a patriot of the
Revolutionary War is eligible for
membership and is invited to attend.
Info: Dotty Burdick, regent,
796-0783.


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Beacon file photo

Yule Festival set
Enjoy Niceville's fourth annual Community Christmas
Festival, Dec. 4, 5-9 p.m. Visit Santa in the Children's
Park, enjoy children's activities, visit with Frosty, ginger-
bread man, Mrs. Claus, snow angel and many more, visit
Santa's Post Office and reindeer barn. The tree will be lit
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Making This Right

Beaches

Claims

Cleanup

Economic Investment

Environmental

Restoration

Health and Safety

Wildlife


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


"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 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.com p





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