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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: June 17, 2009
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: 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: VID00059
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Save gas and the envi-
ronment by riding the
WAVE public transit system
free all day. For information,
check out rideoct.org or call
689-7809.
Saturday. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Niceville High
School Majorettes will
teach a baton twirling clinic
at the school gym for ages 4
and over. The cost is $35
($40 to include lunch) and
batons will be lent if neces-
sary. Call 687-9095.


Sunday. I p.m.
The latest Northwest
Florida State College art
show, "The Apalachicola
River: A National Treasure,"
opens today and runs
through July 23. It's free.
Monday. various times
St. Jude's Episcopal
Church and First Baptist
Church begin their Vacation
Bible Schools today. The
former runs 5:15-8:15 p.m.
and costs $15 per child or
$40 per family, while the
later runs 8:45 a.m.-12:15
p.m., and is free. Call St.
Jude's at 678-7013 or First
Baptist at 678-4621.
Monday. 8 a.m.


College hikes fees 13.4%9


By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
The Northwest Florida State
College Board of Trustees June
9 raised tuition and student fees
by 13.4 percent as it approved a
$89.3 million budget for the
2009-10 fiscal year, which
begins July 1.
The total annual increase in
cost for a full-time student, start-
ing in August, will be about
$200, according to Jill White,


interim president.
Course fees include tuition,
technical fees, and other
charges.
While the budget includes a
credit-hour fee increase of $8.95
per hour, from $66.78 to $75.73
per hour for most associate
degree courses and from $79.81
to $89.39 per hour for baccalau-
reate degree programs, the
Niceville community college
will probably continue to have


the lowest prices of any college
or university in Florida, White
said.
"We won't know for sure
until all the other changes come
in," she said. "However, just
doing the mathematics of how
much those institutions already
charge, we can make a pretty
good prediction. Annually, the
colleges do a little survey as to
Please see FEES, page A-11


NWFSC tuition and fees


Candidates for

sheriff may file

election papers

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
The gates opened Monday for candidates seek-
ing to fill the shoes of Okaloosa County Sheriff.
The disgraced former sheriff, Charlie Morris,
quietly submitted his resignation to Gov. Charlie
Crist last month, making it
retroactive to May 19-the

Employee fired, A-9. 4

date Morris pleaded guilty to
federal corruption charges.
Morris was arrested by the
FBI in Las Vegas Feb. 27 on
charges of theft or fraud from
federally funded programs, Charlie Morris
Please see SHERIFF, page A-11


Valp. legal bills

top $200,000

in Eglin fight

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Valparaiso's legal bills have topped $200,000
since the city hired additional lawyers last August
to handle issues related to the effect that additional
Air Force jet noise is expected to have on the city.
Legal expenses for two federal and two state
lawsuits stood at $209,651.08, as of Friday,
according to City Clerk Tammy Johnson.
The city is involved in four lawsuits related to
the jet-noise issue.
-Last fall, the city kicked off the litigation by
filing a federal Freedom of Information Act law-
suit seeking additional jet-noise information from
the Air Force on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Valparaiso and the Air Force are in settlement
Please see BILLS, page A-9


This is the first day of
Kids on Campus at
Northwest Florida State
College, for third through
eighth graders. Course list
and registration forms are
available at schools, NFSC
campuses and at nwfstate-
college.edu/schedule.

More on these and other
events, CALENDAR, B-6.


Niceville ups utility deposit to $80


By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
The Niceville City Council June 9
agreed to rezone a property from limit-
ed to general commercial, increased the
utilities deposit for new customers, and
authorized City Manager Lannie
Corbin to purchase services for replace-
ment of two pump stations.
The council amended a 2005 ordi-
nance specifying a utility-service
deposit for new customers, raising the
deposit from $60 to $80.
The increase was deemed necessary


because of customers who leave town
without paying their final bill for water,
sewer and garbage service. The previ-
ous deposit was not high enough to
cover the charges. Current customers
won't be affected.
In 2008, the city suffered bad water
debts amounting to just over $46,000.
City utility deposits currently total
$433,779, which earned the city $3,961
in interest between October 2008 and
May 2009, according to the municipal
water office. The city does not pay
interest on customer deposits.


In other business June 9, the city
council gave final approval to changing
a property in the Powell Subdivision to
general commercial so owners JB and
Betty Henley, who also own Magic
Castle Laundry, could rent it to Chris
Towing Service.
An ordinance to rezone properties
off Highway 285 North, north of the
assisted living facility construction site,
from general commercial to residential
passed on second reading. It must pass
one more time to go into effect.
The council passed on first reading


an ordinance annexing a property at
1415 Bayshore Drive into the city. It
had been passed on third reading
before, but the ordinance lacked a phys-
ical description of the property. The
new ordinance, which must be read two
more times, will correct that oversight.
Corbin was authorized to accept a
bid of $656,378 from Royal American
Construction, Panama City, to replace
sewage pump stations 3 and 4. Fourteen
firms had bid the project. Royal
Please see UTILITY, page A-9


Clinic for needy


moves to area


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Everyone talks about health
care, especially how to provide
care to millions of adults without
medical insurance. In Valparaiso,
some volunteers are doing some-
thing about it.
The Crossroads Center
Medical Clinic held an open
house and grand opening at its
new facility in Valparaiso Sunday.
The free medical clinic provides
primary health care for uninsured
people between the ages of 18
and 65, who cannot obtain health
care elsewhere.


"Most of our patients are the
working poor," said Dr. Robert
Persons, the volunteer Medical
Director for the clinic. "While
children can get health care from
federal and state programs like
Medicaid, and people over 65 are
eligible for Medicare, many
working adults are left without
care, except what they can get by
walking into an emergency room.
Many people don't earn enough
to afford their own care, and their
jobs do not offer health cover-
age."
Please see CLINIC, page A-10


Dr. Bob Persons
and Director of
Nursing Marty
Walker, right, with
clinic supporter
Libby Webb during
a Crossroads
Center Medical
Clinic open house
Sunday at the clin-
ic's new home in
Valparaiso.

Beacon photo
by Mike Griffith


Man burned in boat blaze


Photo by Rick Gibbs
A Milton man suffered burns on his face in a fire that destroyed a 24-foot boat at Bluewater Bay Marina
Monday. The blaze apparently started when a bilge pump malfunctioned, according to a fire official. Marina
workers dragged the floating inferno to shore so firefighters could douse the flames. Story, A-4.


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fall $54 million


THE BAY BEACON.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009


MSBU gives $5,000



to fix up substation


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Fire Joe Miller told the North
Bay Fire Commission last week
that preliminary taxable property
rolls are down approximately $54
million from last year.
Miller said preliminary proper-
ty tax roles for the fire district this
year are $929,241,130, down
nearly $54 million from
$982,915,072 in the current fiscal
year. That's a reduction of about
5.5 percent.
The fire district currently levies
a property tax of 1.78 mills on tax-
able property in the district, mean-
ing that for each $1,000 of taxable
property value, the owner pays
$1.78 in property tax to the fire
district.
At the current millage rate, the
drop in taxable value would
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next fiscal year. Under their char-
ter, the North Bay Fire District
taxing authority is capped at a
maximum of 3.75 mills.
The Okaloosa County Property
Appraiser, which released draft
preliminary tax rolls at the end of
May, is scheduled to release certi-
fied preliminary tax rolls on or
about June 25.
Other than miscellaneous
grants and interest on reserves,
almost all of the fire districts rev-
enue is derived from property
taxes. North Bay's current-fiscal-
year budget totals $1,916,678, of
which $1,709,724 (after discounts
for early payment) comes from
property taxes.
Miller, who told the Beacon he
recently begun working up a draft
budget, said he plans a July 28
workshop on the budgeting
process to bring the new commis-
sioners up to speed. during the
November general election four
first-time fire commissioners were


elected: "
Barry Reed,
T i m Chief Joe Miller
Stapleton, William Schall and Jim
Miller. They join Commissioner
Janet Santner, who has served
since 2007.
Miller said he expects commis-
sioners to hold their first work-
shop to the FY 2009-10 budget in
early August. The current fiscal
year ends Sept. 30.
On a related note, Miller noted
to commissioners that while tax-
able property values declined, the
fee charged the fire district by the
Property Appraiser actually rose
about $200 from this year, to
$23,188.52. The fire district also
pays an annual fee to the Okaloosa
County Tax Collector for his serv-
ices. It is approximately 2 percent
of the taxes collected.
At their next regular monthly
fire commission meeting July 14
Miller expects the district's audi-
tors to go over the findings of their
annual audit.


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By Mike Griffith
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During a board of directors
meeting held June 9, the
Bluewater Bay Municipal
Services Benefit Unit (MSBU)
finalized its decision to donate
$5,000 to a $25,000 community
project to renovate the Okaloosa
County Sheriff's substation on
Highway 20 near the entrance to
Bluewater Bay's Magnolia
Plantation subdivision.
The substation, which had
deteriorated in recent years, was
recently repaired and renovated in
a project funded by local donors.
The MSBU had discussed making
a donation to the renovation proj-
ect, but the donation had been
delayed while MSBU board mem-
bers made certain that it was legal
to use MSBU tax money in that
fashion.
The MSBU is a branch of
county government, with its own
budget funded through a flat-fee
annual tax of just under $60 on

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Bay. The funds are used for land-
scaping, street lights, and other
maintenance and improvements in
common areas of Bluewater Bay.
The donation was originally
proposed at the MSBU's April
meeting, but was tabled until a
legal opinion could be obtained
from Okaloosa County Attorney
John Dowd. During the May 12
meeting of the MSBU's elected
board of directors, MSBU man-
agement consultant Archie
Jemigan told the board that he had
contacted Dowd, but that Dowd
refused to provide a legal opinion
on the proposed donation, because
doing so might create a conflict of
interest in case there was a conflict
between the MSBU board and the
county commission.
Jemigan then turned to private
attorney Mike Chesser, who had
helped write the original county
ordinance that established the
Bluewater Bay MSBU. Jemigan
said that Chesser told him there is
no legal problem in using MSBU
funds for a project that will bene-
fit the safety and quality of life of
the Bluewater Bay community,
such as restoring the County
Sheriff's substation. Jemigan said
Chesser was preparing a written
statement to that effect.
After hearing from Jemigan on
May 12, the MSBU board decided
to wait until written advice from
Chesser was received before actu-
ally giving money to the substa-
tion restoration project.
During the June 9 meeting,
Jemigan reported that Chesser's
written advice had been received
and forwarded to the county, and
that no one in county government
had objected to the proposed
donation. Therefore, the MSBU
board approved the $5,000 gift.
MSBU board member Dale
Blanchard missed the first part of
the June 9 MSBU meeting in
order to attend the dedication cer-
emony for the renovated sheriff's
substation. Blanchard returned
from that ceremony and told fel-
low board members that the sub-
station is now complete, although
the contractor who did the work
was awaiting payment, as the
community groups sponsoring the
project are still raising funds. Even
with the $5,000 from the MSBU,
Blanchard said, the project still
needed another $7,000 to finish
paying the contractor.
The dedication ceremony, said
Blanchard, was attended by
Okaloosa County Sheriff Ed


The Bluewater Bay
sheriff's substation
was recently refur-
bished at a cost of
$25,000, funded by
private donations
and a $5,000 tax
contribution from
the Municipal
Services Benefit
Unit.
Beacon photo
by Mike Griffith


Spooner, as well as by representa-
tives of the Niceville-Valparaiso
Chamber of Commerce and other
community organizations. Local
developer Raimund Herden pre-
sented a traditional German gift of
bread and salt as a token of good-
will.
In other business at last week's
MSBU meeting, board members
decided to renew their annual con-
tract with Bayou Lawn Services
for general landscaping. They also
approved a $9,900 project to build
a retaining wall and flower bed on
both sides of Woodlands and
Southwind Drives.
Board member Doug Burgess
reported that day lilies have been
ordered for planting in the traffic
circle on Bluewater Boulevard,
but have not yet arrived. He said
the Bradford pear trees along
Bluewater Boulevard have been
marked for pruning, and that he
will consult with a professional
arborist about how to properly
trim the trees to prevent branches
from encroaching on the roadway
while maintaining the health and
appearance of the trees.
MSBU management consult-
ant Archie Jernigan reported that
work is underway to landscape the
State Road 20 median through
Bluewater Bay. Weeds have been
sprayed, and bore holes have been
made under the road for an irriga-
tion system. New plantings of dec-
orative plants will commence
within the next few weeks, he
said. The landscaping project is
being funded by an anonymous
donor, although the MSBU has
agreed to maintain the new land-
scaping for at least five years once
it is completed. Jemigan said he
will negotiate with state officials
to see if the state, which ordinarily
funds maintenance of state road
medians, will partially fund the
MSBU's maintenance of the beau-
tified median on SR 20.
The next meeting of the
MSBU is scheduled for July 14 at
5:30 p.m. MSBU meetings are
usually held in the golf clubhouse
on Bluewater Boulevard, but
board members said they will now
have to renegotiate that with the
new management of the golf club,
as club manager David Trimm, a
former MSBU board member, is
leaving his post to become gener-
al manager of the Fort Walton
Beach municipal golf course. The
MSBU board agreed to write a let-
ter to Trimm commending him for
his years of service to the
Bluewater Bay community.


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THE BAY BEACON.


Page A-3


Location: The Inquiring Photographer-Mike Griffith
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What do you think about ex-Sheriff Charlie Morris' resignation?


"In my opinion, he "It's a shame. He's
should resign, under trying to get out
the circumstances, before there's any


There's too much cor-
ruption in govern-
ment."


more speculation
about him. "


"He brought it on him- "I think it's good for "He should have
self." him to do that." been fired a long time
ago. "


"The good ol' boy poli-
tics of the south has
raised its ugly head.
It's time to clean
house."


Michael Bowman, 63,
Crestview,
retired


Douglas Bagnall, 20,
Niceville,
store employee


Dan Hanlon, 48,
Niceville,
government contractor


Anita Metcalfe, 58,
Niceville,
housewife


Jennifer Rosa, 25,
Valparaiso,
receptionist


Richard Hudson, 69,
Crestview,
retired military


College explores search


for a new president


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Members of a Northwest
Florida State College trustees
panel last week discussed Interim
President Jill White's proposed
procedure for conducting an exec-
utive search for a successor to
James R. Richburg as permanent
college president.
During a meeting with a
trustees committee June 9 in
Niceville, White suggested a
three-phase process.
During the first phase of about
two to three months, White rec-
ommended the Board of Trustees
update the president's position
description, and appoint a search
committee to include representa-
tives of the college faculty, stu-
dent government, college non-
faculty staff members, and one
representative each from the
trustees and the community. The
search committee would then
announce the job opening and
develop a recruitment brochure.
In the next phase of two to four
months, the search committee
would recruit candidates through
national advertisements, receive
resumes', determine appropriate
interview questions, conduct
some preliminary interviews with
candidates, and recommend from
two to four candidates for formal
interviews before the Board of
Trustees.
In the final phase, of from two
to four months, the Board of
Trustees would interview selected


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A Northwest Florida State College Board of Trustees committee
June 9 discusses how to recruit the college's next president.


candidates, select their final
choice, and negotiate salary bene-
fits, reporting date, and other
details of the new position. The
new president would begin work
on a date agreed upon with the
trustees.
The committee did not make
any decision regarding the pro-
posed search process, but agreed
to continue the discussion. It was
told by college board of trustees
attorney Joseph Lorenz that most
if not all steps in the selection
process should be conducted pub-
licly, in accordance with Florida's
Government in the Sunshine law.


The college has yet to specify
ajob description or name a search
committee.
White was named interim
president after the board of
trustees on April 28 fired
Richburg, college president since
1987, following his indictment by
a state grand jury on a charges of
falsifying a public document and
perjury.
Richburg, 64, who has pleaded
not guilty, has petitioned to get his
job back or to be paid for the three
years remaining in his $228,000-
a-year contract. The job dispute
has been referred to a mediator.


Rocky to

open campus

in Crestview

By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
Rocky Bayou Christian
School will begin a small
branch campus at Central
Baptist Church, Crestview,
with two K4 classes set to
begin in August.
The school plans to add one
grade each year until it
becomes an elementary school
servicing grades kindergarten
through six serving as a feeder
for the RBCS secondary
school in Niceville.
"God didn't smile on us 'til
we had a Pastors' Appreciation
Day down here (in Niceville),"
said RBCS Superintendent
Don Larson. The Rev. Scott
Dennis of Central Baptist was
at the appreciation day and
approached Larson.
"They (Central Baptist)
were wanting to concentrate
on ministering to their com-
munity," Larson continued.
"They've had the desire to start
a Christian school but not the
expertise. We have the know-
how and have had the desire to
do this for a long time."
Deborah Marshall a former
teacher at RBCS, will be the
Crestview campus principal.
There will be two K4 teachers,
two teaching assistants and
two secretaries, to start, said
Larson.
Tall Pines Christian
Academy, Crestview, closed
last May.


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Arrests
Troy Scott Ward, a painter,
47, of 282 Washington Ave.,
Apt. 22, Valparaiso, was arrest-
ed by Valparaiso police June 6
for battery, domestic violence.

Kellie Jones Buck, a deli
employee, 39, of 1322 Cedar
Ave. S., Niceville, was arrested
by sheriff's deputies June 5 on a
misdemeanor worthless check
charge.

Rici Glenn Love Jr., a clean-
er, 28, of 12 Handolin St.,
Shalimar, was arrested by
Niceville police June 4 for bat-
tery, domestic violence, and for
disorderly intoxication.

Thefts
A Niceville resident from the
200 block of Jefferson Street
reported that someone stole an
outboard boat motor sometime
June 5-6.

A Bluewater Bay resident
contacted sheriff's deputies June
5 about the possible theft of
$500. The money was half the
amount the resident and a
Niceville landscaper had agreed
upon to trim bushes, mow and
edge the lawn. The resident


became concerned after the
landscaping work was not begun
as promised June 3 and after
learning that the individual had
been arrested recently for
allegedly taking money for land-
scaping work that was never
performed or completed.
The victim said the contrac-
tor had stated he was licensed
and insured, but the victim later
learned he was not. A neighbor
who had recommended the man
later told the victim that the
work she had contracted for was
started but never completed.
Deputies were unable to reach
the suspect as of June 11.
Criminal Mischief
A resident in the Dana Pointe
subdivision, Niceville, reported
June 4 that several unknown
juveniles were seen skateboard-
ing in a private park in the sub-
division, including skating on
top of concrete benches. Three
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Niceville, was issued a notice
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June 3, for possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia. Touchton was also cited for
speeding.

Michele J. Snyder, a fast
food employee, 22, of 109-A
Sasser St., Niceville, was
issued a notice to appear by
sheriff's deputies June 5 for
retail theft. Snyder was
allegedly observed concealing
$150 worth of clothing and
other items and leaving without
paying for the items at the
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By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
A Milton man was flown to an
Alabama bum center as a result of
a fire that destroyed a 24-foot boat
in Bluewater Bay Monday.
A spokeswoman for the USA
Medical Center in Mobile said
yesterday that the victim, Andy
Anger, was listed in critical condi-
tion.
Anger is an employee of
Freedom Boat Club, according to
Bluewater Bay Marina owner
Brett Hinely. Hinely said Anger
and three other men were aboard
the boat for a fishing trip Monday
when they encountered difficulty
with a bilge pump and came to the
marina to make repairs. Anger
obtained another pump and was
installing it when it made contact
with the battery, apparently setting
off an explosion and fire.
North Bay fiid l%;li it i received
a call that a boat was engulfed in
flames in the water at the
Bluewater Bay Marina at 6:48
a.m., according to Division Chief
"Butch" Parker.
F Il liiiL. i i arrived to find that
a 24-foot outboard vessel had
drifted away from the dock and
was floating in the cove, burning
furiously, outside the range of fire-
fighters.
Personnel at the marina used
another boat to lasso the burning
watercraft and drag it to shore,
where f. I lii.le i extinguished the
flames, Parker said.
Parker said the boat had at least
80 gallons of gasoline aboard. Hot
plastic on the boat kept reigniting
the flames, he said.
Parker said the victim was a 45-
year-old man from Milton. The
man was flown by helicopter to
the South Alabama bum center in
Mobile, suffering from first- and
second-degree bums on his face.
Parker estimated damage to the
boat as at least $40,000. The
Florida Wildlife Commission was
investigating the accident, he said.
Firefighters from Destin,
Niceville, East Niceville and
North Bay responded to the fire,
Parker said.


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Th ille Fire Deartnr nt respondeqLtdshe following calls June 8 through


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Name: Edwin Francisco Barahona
Wanted for: battery and failure to
appear on the original charge of
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon. Barahona's last known
address was in Fort Walton Beach.
Height: 5-feet, 8-inches
Weight: 190 pounds
Age: 29
Date of birth: 09-05-79
Hair: black
Eyes: brown

Name: Cecil Donnel Youmans Jr.
Wanted for: violation of probation
on the original charge of posses-
sion of a controlled substance with-
out a prescription. Youman's last
known address was in Shalimar.
Height: 5-feet, 11-inches
Weight: 225 pounds
Age: 34
Date of birth: 10-22-74
Hair: black
Eyes: brown

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can also be provided anonymously by texting "TIP214
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W. College Blvd ..........Medical ...........
Campbell Drive .......... Medical ............
Pinoak Circle ............Medical ......... .
E. John Sims Pkwy. .......Vehicle Crash . . .
Woodlow Road ...........Service Call ........
Reeves Street ............Medical ...........
Goldenrod Court ..........Medical . . . . . .
Government Ave. ........ .Alarm Activation . . .
S. Cedar Ave. ............Medical ......... .
SR85N .......... . .. Alarm Activation . . .
E. John Sims Pkwy. .......Medical . . . . . .
Kelly Road ......... . . .Medical ......... .
Kelly Road ......... .....Service Call ........
Mulry Drive ..............Medical ...........
Ivy Avenue ......... . . .Medical ......... .
Crestview/Madison ........Vehicle Crash . . .
Linden Avenue .......... .Medical . . . . . .
N. Cedar/John Sims . . . .Vehicle Crash . . .
Dolphin Point Road ....... .Alarm Activation . . .
Bayshore Drive ...........Medical ......... .
Reeves Street ........... .Medical . . . . . .
Cove Circle ......... . . .Medical . . . . . .
Canal Drive ............. Medical...........


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.6/08/09 . . .03:06
.6/09/09....09:01
. .6/09/09 . .21:20
. .6/09/09 . . .22:34
S.6/10/09 ..... 11:21
.6/10/09 .....18:51
.6/10/09 ......20:35
.6/10/09 . . .23:31
..6/11/09 . . .00:02
..6/11/09 . . .11:48
.6/11/09 . . .16:18
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. .6/12/09 . . .06:19
. .6/12/09 . . .15:49
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. .6/13/09 . . .15:31
. .6/13/09 . . .17:54
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usually burns to the hands and eyes causing vision impairment and disfiguring
scars. Sparklers are the biggest danger to children. A tip temperature at the
end of a sparkler reaches 1800 degrees Fahrenheit and can easily cause a
burn. Web Page: http://www.cityofniceville.org/fire.html.

North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls June 7
through June 15, 2009.
Location Situation Type Date Time
Calinda Lane ...........EMS excluding vehicle .. .6/7/09 . . .03:31
Across Hwy 20 from FL . .Smoke from barbeque . .6/8/09 .... .02:50
Sunset Beach Circle . . .Dispatched/canceled . . .6/8/09 . . .22:00
Timpoochee Lane .......Rescue, EMS .........6/9/09 . . .21:52
Rosewood Cove ........Lock-out ......... . 6/10/9 . . .09:08
Roberts Dr. ............Vehicle accident ........6/10/09 ......11:21
EOD School Bldg. 8849 .. Alarm activation ........6/10/09 ......12:48
Turnberry Way ......... .EMS excluding vehicle .. .6/10/09 . .. .15:47
Merchants Way ........ .Alarm activation ....... .6/10/09 . .. .20:11
Merchants Way ........ .Alarm activation ....... .6/11/09 . .. .15:32
Highway 20 East ....... .Dispatched/canceled . . .6/11/09 . . .16:22
N. White Point Road . . .Medical assist EMS . . .6/12/09 . . .10:22
Putter Drive .......... .EMS excluding vehicle . .6/12/09 . . .10:32
Merchants Way ........ .Smoke detector activation .6/12/09 . .. .16:25
Merchants Way ........ .EMS excluding vehicle .. .6/13/09 . .. .09:45
Hagen Court .......... .Good intent call ........ .6/13/09 . .. .16:36
Canterbury Circle ........Vehicle accident ........6/13/09 . . .19:32
Yacht Club Drive ....... .EMS excluding vehicle . .6/14/09 . .. .12:25
Glendale Avenue . . .. .Dispatched/canceled . . .6/14/09 . .. .17:03




Man arrested after


getting drugs by mail


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Sheriff's deputies arrested a
Niceville man on drug charges
after he allegedly received a
drug shipment of 17 pounds of
marijuana.
Efren Amezcua Zamora, a
business owner, 37, of 1703
25th St., Niceville, was arrest-
ed by sheriff's deputies June 4
for possession of marijuana
with intent to distribute, grand
theft over $300, and criminal
mischief over $1,000, accord-
ing to reports by the Okaloosa
County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's arrest reports gave
the following account:
On June 1 members of the
Okaloosa County Multi
Agency Drug Task Force con-
ducted a "controlled" delivery
of marijuana to Zamora. A
package that was intercepted
by the U.S. Postal Service after
meeting the criteria for a suspi-
cious package was found to
contain 17 pounds of marijua-
na. Prior to delivery of the
package to Zamora, law
enforcement officials attached
a beacon transmitter inside the
parcel.
During the controlled deliv-
ery Zamora accepted the pack-


age, opened it and discovered
the beacon. He threw the
$1,900 transmitter into a body
of water near his residence.
After being advised of his
rights, Zamora allegedly
admitted
he was
expecting
a delivery
of mari-
juana and
said that
he sells
marijua-
na on a
weekly
basis to Efren Amezcua
various Zamora
cus -
tomers. Zamora also said he
pitched the beacon into the
water in an attempt to destroy
the transmitter.
During a police search of
his home, Zamora allegedly
showed investigators a plastic
bag containing an additional 66
grams of marijuana hidden
inside a punching bag in the
back yard.
Zamora was released from
the Okaloosa County Jail June
5 on a $9,100 bail bond, and is
scheduled for a hearing in the
Crestview courthouse July 7.


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By Del Lessard
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Okaloosa County Interim
Sheriff Ed Spooner terminated
another employee tied to illegal
kickback scheme run by former
sheriff Charlie Morris and his
director of administration, Teresa
Adams.
The sheriff's office announced
that Sandra Norris, 53, of
Crestview, was terminated from
her job as the finance administra-
tor at the sheriff's office by
Spooner June 10 following an
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According to the sheriff's
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Norris is accused of falsifying
a time sheet for the pay period of

UTILITY
From page A-1
American was low bidder.
Public Works Director Bruce
Price told the Beacon that those
stations, located on Bayshore
Drive near Giuseppi's Restaurant
and near Lions Park, were among
the oldest in the city. He was
unsure when they were construct-
ed. He said their design is obsolete
and vulnerable during tropical
storms and hurricanes. They will
be replaced by a single building on
Byrne Street, beside the Citgo
storage facility.
Price reviewed his depart-
ment's activities. Crews are


Feb. 25-March 10, 2007, to
received overtime pay for 135.9
hours of overtime she later admit-
ted she did not work. Sheriff's
investigators uncovered the over-
time payment in April, about a
month after a forensic audit
looked into a bonus-kickback
scheme, according to results of
the internal investigation, released
June 10.
The fraudulent overtime pay
Norris received amounted to
$6,676 gross and $4,200 net.
Norris directed the $4,200 pay-
ment to an account at the Eglin
Federal Credit Union, which she
withdrew in cash the day of
deposit, March 15, 2007, accord-
ing to an internal investigative
report.
Norris allegedly told investiga-
tors that she was ordered to accept
the overtime pay by former
Director of Administration Teresa
Adams, and then kicked back the
$4,200 in cash to Adams. Norris
said she was told the kickback
installing pipe on Partin Drive and
preparing to install a sidewalk, he
said. They have completed modifi-
cations to an inlet and replacement
of the asphalt swale along
Bayshore Drive near Lions Park
and have repaired and modified an
outfall pipe between Coral Drive
and Everglade Drive, as well as
repairing a pipe and inlet on Date
Palm Drive.
Police Chief Brian Cruttenden
reported that police responded to
1,841 calls for assistance in May,
investigated 74 vehicle crashes
resulting in damage totaling
$178,075, and issued 208 traffic
citations while making 32 misde-
meanor, 10 felony and two DUI
arrests. He said the department has


was needed for an "agency mem-
ber in need."
According to a forensic audit
ordered by Spooner shortly after
he was appointed interim sheriff
by the governor, Norris was paid
$97,364 in bonuses by Morris
($60,865 net) between 2005 and
January, 2009. Of that total,
Norris was only alleged to have
given one kickback to Morris,
$4,000 on Jan. 16, 2009.
The internal investigation
found that Norris was untruthful
about the overtime payment when
interviewed by auditors as well as
during interviews by federal and
state investigators, and with sher-
iff's internal investigators.
Norris has a bachelor's degree
in business with an emphasis in
accounting, according to the
internal report. She has also com-
pleted approximately half the
requirements for a master's
degree in accountancy, according
to the report. Before coming to
work at the sheriff's office in
received a grant to fund the pur-
chase of new vests and federal
stimulus money to fund three offi-
cer positions.
Fire Chief Tommy Mayville
said the fire department responded
to 86 calls in May, including two
out-of-city mutual aid calls. The
calls included five fires, 53 med-
ical calls, 11 accidents and 17 mis-
cellaneous calls. He said the
department also tested 15 fire
hydrants.
Mayville and Assistant Chief
Tony Lohrman attended a Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
bomb coordination meeting at
Northwest Florida State College,
where plans and policy changes
were made with area departments.


February, 2005, Norris worked in
the office of the Okaloosa County
Clerk of Court as assistant finance
director.
Adams, 51, of Niceville, was
arrested by the FBI Feb. 27 on the
same charges as Morris, 59, of
Shalimar. She pleaded guilty to
all federal charges in federal court
May 22, Morris pleaded guilty
May 19 and resigned as sheriff.
Morris and Adams are said to
be cooperating with state investi-
gators who are looking into possi-
ble state charges of wrongdoing
in connection with the sheriff's
kickback scheme.
District 1 State Attorney Bill
Eddins said Thursday that Norris'
termination doesn't affect the
state's investigation. Investigators
in his office are "still working
diligently and hard," Eddins said,
to gather information and com-
plete the investigation.
Completion of the state investiga-
tion is still ",wLLi.il weeks" off,
Eddins said. One reason is that


investigators are reviewing the
activities of several people and
will make a final decision on all
the individuals at one time, rather
than individually, he said.
Following the FBI's Feb. 27
arrest of Morris and Adams,
Spooner ordered an investigative
audit by an outside accounting
firm. The audit, which was
released in March by the sheriff's
office, found that between Oct. 1,
2003, and March 6, 2009, Morris
had given out nearly $1.4 million
in bonuses to certain employees
while receiving kickbacks from at
least 14.
Since he was appointed inter-
im sheriff by Gov. Charlie Crist
Feb. 27, Spooner has terminated
the employment of a half-dozen
workers. Sheriff's office employ-
ees terminated by Spooner,
including the bonuses they
received as found in the March
audit, are:
-Teresa Adams, who
received $108,836 in gross


bonuses between 2004 and 2009,
according to the forensic audit.
-Mike Coup, former chief
deputy, $107,406 in gross bonus-
es, 2004-09.
-Randall Holcombe,
$92,973 in gross bonus money,
2004-09.
-Sabra Thornton, $27,906 in
gross bonuses in 2008-09.
-James David Yacks,
$149,644 in gross bonuses, 2006-
09.
-Sandra Norris, $97,364
gross, 2005-09. The figure does
not include the alleged fraudulent
overtime payment.
Except for Adams, none of the
terminated employees has been
charged with a criminal offense.
Morris and Adams remain free on
bond pending sentencing on fed-
eral charges later this summer.
Eleven of 17 sheriff's office
employees identified as having
given kickbacks to then-sheriff
Morris are still working for the
sheriff's office.


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BILLS
From page A-1
talks, according to a city lawyer.
-On March 30, the city filed a
federal lawsuit to halt the bed-
down of F-35s until the Air Force
studies additional ways to mitigate
the noise impact on the city. Both
sides recently requested a 90-day
stay in hopes of a negotiated set-
tlement.
I n A
March a law- -
suit was filed
against the
city in state
court by
Okaloosa
County and
Valparaiso
resident Rick
Woelfl, seek- Bruce Arnold
ing to halt the city's federal lawsuit
against the Air Force F-35 bed-
down decision.
-Also in March, another
Valparaiso resident, Anthony
Bradley, filed a state lawsuit aimed
at halting the city's federal lawsuit
against the Air Force beddown.
City officials say they are fight-
ing the Air Force in order to force
the service to reduce additional
noise expected from F-35s slated
to use a new training center at
Eglin. The din from an expected
113 warplanes could turn
Valparaiso into "a ghost town,"
according to Mayor Bruce Amrnold.
Figures on what the Air Force
has spent on legal expenses
weren't immediately available.
The county's lawyer is serving
free of charge.
One of the
main points
of Okaloosa
County's
la wsuit
against
Valparaiso is
the absence
of two of the

Valparaiso Lydia Johnson
city commns-
sioners from a key meeting.
During a Feb. 18 special meeting,
the commission voted 3-0 to sue
the Air Force over its decision to
beddown 59 F-35s at Eglin.
The county contends that com-
missioners Brent Smith and Lydia
Johnson were intentionally
excluded from the Feb. 18, 9 a.m.,
special commission meeting,
invalidating the panel's 3-0 deci-
sion to sue.
Johnson, who works for a
defense contractor, was out of
town Feb. 18 but e-mailed the city
clerk: "I am extremely disappoint-
ed that this meeting to discuss
such an important issue was called
when the commission knew that I
am at Creech AFB, NV on busi-
ness (and be back in town tomor-


row) and during the time of day
when Commissioner Smith has to
work on his job."
Smith, a general contractor in
the local area, said he does not
attend morning commission meet-
ings because of his work schedule.
The other three officials casting
votes at the meeting-Mayor
Arnold, and commissioners
Heyward Strong and Tom
Miller-are all retired.
Arnold last month appointed
himself to take Johnson's place as
the city's representative on the
Policy Committee of the Joint
Land Use Study because of her
expected absence during a key
committee meeting last month.
The JLUS committee makes rec-
ommendations on land use in
civilian areas that are deemed to
encroach on military missions.
Much of the city of Valparaiso is in
such a zone.
After only four commissioners
attended the regular city commis-
sion meeting June 8, the Beacon
asked the city clerk for attendance
records at city commission meet-
ing for all of 2008 and 2009 to
date. According to the clerk's
records, for 30 city commission
meetings in 2008, Strong was
reported absent from five meet-
ings, Johnson missed two, and
Arnold and Smith each missed
one. By contrast, during 10 city
commission meeting held
between Jan. 12 and June 8, 2009,
Johnson missed eight meetings,
while Smith missed two.
The Beacon asked Johnson to
comment on her absences. She
responded by e-mail from an Air
Force Base in Nevada:
"Yes I have missed meetings
and I hate it but I have to make a
living," Johnson wrote. "The con-
cept of operations for unmanned
aircraft systems that I am working
on here has a deadline of 17 July.
So hopefully I can stay home after
that. I have been receiving updates
and the commission meeting
packets from Tammy Johnson and
have been trying to keep up with
everything. I have also talked with
Tammy about sending me the
budget info so I won't get behind
in that process."
"I was able to call in for all the
interviews for the fire chief but in
the end the Mayor would not let
me vote," Johnson said, referring
to a the April 30 meeting at which
the commission interviewed can-
didates and voted 4-0 to hire Mark
Norris as fire chief.
"I am meeting with the Eglin
Real Estate people about
Wolverine when I return to FL
next week," wrote Johnson.
In view of Johnson's good
attendance during her first three
years in office, Arnold said, this
year's travel schedule was unantic-
ipated. The mayor said he could-


n't recall any policy that relates to
attendance, or lack of it, at com-
mission meetings.
Arnold defended Johnson, say-
ing that although she has had
numerous business-related trips
this year, "she's still doing her
job." Johnson has contacted city
staff members such as the public
works director and city adminis-
trator by phone and e-mail to carry
out her duties, the mayor said.
In other business last week, the
mayor announced that the city cur-
rently has eight vacancies for vol-
unteers on city boards, including:
three vacancies on the Library
Board; three vacancies on the
city's Planning and Advisory
Board; and, two openings on the
Board of Adjustment. Interested
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CLINIC
From page A-1
The Crossroads Center began-
with a study done in 2006 by the
Choctaw Baptist Association, now
known as the Emerald Coast
Fellowship of Baptist Churches,
said Hershel Adams, director of
missions for the fellowship. "We
did the study to determine the
most pressing social need we
could help fill in the community,
and found it to be medical care."
As a result, said Adams and
Persons, the Crossroads Center
was established that year. "We had
no money and no real organization
at first," said Adams, but gradually
gathered volunteer doctors and
nurses, and collected donations
from local churches, individuals,
and busi-
nesses. The



medical arts a


Medical Gail Day
Center,
which donated temporary space.
During the past year, teams of
volunteers have been renovating
former classroom and storage
space in Valparaiso's First Baptist
Church, across Valparaiso
Parkway from City Hall, in order
to create a permanent facility for
the clinic.
The Crossroads Center is a
501c(3) nonprofit organization,
which offers primary health exam-
inations and treatment, said
Persons, known as "Dr. Bob" by
friends. "We try to be more than a
stereotypical 'free clinic,' where
people walk in, get examined, are
given a prescription and sent on
their way in a rather impersonal
manner," he said. "We try to be
more like a family doctor's office,


and to build a personal relation-
ship with each patient."
The clinic had about 770
patient visits last year, but the
number is expected to grow. As in
a regular primary care health clin-
ic, patients are encouraged to call
for appointments rather than sim-
ply walking in as they might at an
emergency room. Appointments
are scheduled in advance, allow-
ing doctors and patients enough
time to thoroughly evaluate each
patient's overall health and deter-
mine a course of treatment.
The most common health
issues affecting patients at
Crossroads, Persons said, are
chronic ailments such as diabetes,
hypertension, cardiovascular ill-
ness, thyroid problems, and kid-
ney disease.
Persons, a civilian doctor who
trains and supervises resident
physicians at the Eglin Air Force
Base Medical Center, volunteered
to become the unpaid medical
director at Crossroads after hear-
ing about the program from
Adams and others. He said he is
one of about 10 physicians, three
physician's assistants, 23 regis-
tered nurses, and 38 nursing stu-
dents from Northwest Florida
State College who volunteer vary-
ing amounts of time to work at the
clinic.
The clinic is governed by a
nine-member board of directors
that includes a hospital adminis-
trator, a lawyer, a banker, an
accountant, a doctor, a nurse, and a
pastor. The board, in turn, is
accountable to the Emerald Coast
Fellowship of Baptist Churches.
The clinic received some state
grants through the Okaloosa
Health Department when it began,
said Adams, and still gets some "in
kind" help from the health depart-
ment and from local hospitals,
including Twin Cities Hospital,
Fort Walton Beach Medical
Center, and North Okaloosa
Medical Center.


Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
Hershel Adams and Dawn Clauson, R.N., with some of the computers used to keep track of patient
records for Crossroads Center Medical Clinic, a Valparaiso-based, church-sponsored facility that
serves the needy.


Patients come from all over
Okaloosa County. "We and local
hospitals mutually support each
other as much as we can," said
Persons. "For example, they sup-
port us with labs, X-ray facilities,
and other facilities we don't have,
and we reduce the patient load on
their emergency rooms by provid-
ing primary care for people who
would otherwise have to use emer-
gency rooms for non-emergency
problems."
The clinic also has arrange-
ments with several pharmacies
to help patients get medicine at
low cost.
In addition to medical exam-
inations and treatment,
Crossroads assists patients in
other ways. Visits to the doctor
are followed up by a volunteer
counselor who makes sure the
visit was satisfactory and that
all the patient's questions have
been answered. In addition,


patients are encouraged to dis-
cuss any other issues that may
affect their health, such as fam-
ily or employment problems,
and can be referred to other
agencies for further help.
Classes are held at Crossroads
in diabetes education, smoking
cessation, and other health-
related subjects.
Although Crossroads is sup-
ported by local churches,
patients need not be Christians
to receive care. Counselors
offer to pray with patients or
provide religious information if
requested, and can refer people
to local churches for spiritual
help, but do not pressure anyone
into adopting any particular
belief.
To be eligible for care at
Crossroads, said Persons,
patients should be between the
ages of 18 and 65, have an
income below 200 percent of


the federal poverty line, without
medical insurance, and able to
show some form of photo iden-
tification and documentation of
their residence in Okaloosa
County.
Monetary contributions to
the clinic for the relocation
were $31,376, mostly from
churches and individuals,
according to administrative


assistant Gail Day.
Operating expenses for 2008
were $45,241, Day said, and
renovation costs in January and
February of 2009 were $32,417.
Average monthly contribu-
tions for 2009, Day said, are
$2,262. "This figure does not
include the donations toward
the renovation." Average
monthly expenditures for 2009
are $4,334, she said, not includ-
ing the renovation expenses.
"Our monthly expenses have
increased since the move and,
as you can see, our income is
not keeping up with the expens-
es," Day said. "We really need
the support of the community in
order to continue to provide
medical care for those in need."
Crossroads is also seeking more
medical volunteers, Day said, as
well as non-medical volunteers
for such tasks as record keep-
ing, patient screening and coun-
seling.
The clinic office is open
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursdays.
Patients are seen by appoint-
ment.
For information about
Crossroads Center Medical
Clinic, call 850-389-3015, visit
the web site at www.crossroad-
sclinicfwb.org, or visit the clin-
ic itself at the First Baptist
Church, 444 Valparaiso
Parkway, Valparaiso.


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Wednesday, June 17, 2009


THE BAY BEACON.


Page A-11


SHERIFF
From page A-1
wire fraud, fraud or theft of honest
services, money laundering and
conspiracy.
On May 19 Morris entered
guilty pleas to all six counts of a
related federal indictment. He

FEES
From page A-1
their intent." She continued, "The
final course fee will still be the
lowest, we're predicting. One of
biggest reasons is that our tuition
rate is already well below the cap
the Legislature sets and, second,
we are the only school in state of
Florida that does not charge a stu-
dent activity fee."
It is the first double-digit
increase since 1992, when tuition
and fees rose 13.75 percent on
top of a 14.3 percent hike the pre-
vious year. In dollar terms, the
newest increase is by far the
largest ever.
White agreed that 13 percent
is a high percentage, although
she said that the real dollars
involved are not excessive.
"We're pretty much put in that
position because our normal
funding source from the state
was reduced dramatically over
this past year," she said. "You
make some 'rock and hard place'
decisions."
White said the increases may
affect scholarships as well.
Organizations donating scholar-
ships, she said, could add anoth-
er $200 per year or, "Instead of
full scholarship to a student, that
may have to be three-quarter


faces as much as 85 years
behind bars and $1.5 million in
fines. Sentencing was initially
set for July 28, but that date may
slip.
Morris' resignation, dated
May 26, but retroactive to May
19, did not become public until
late last week. The subject line
of Morris' one-sentence resigna-
scholarship."
The college gets about 37 per-
cent of operating revenue from
student tuition and fees Nearly
all the rest comes from direct
state funding. Indeed, some of
the income attributed to tuition
also comes, indirectly, from state
funding, in the form of taxpayer-
funded scholarships such as
Bright Futures.
Projected revenue from stu-
dent tuition and fees is
$11,474,367, based partly on an
anticipated 3 percent increase in
students. The Capital
Improvement Fee projected rev-
enue is $1,022,264.
For the third straight year,
state appropriations were cut,
this time by $1.4 million. Despite
that, the college did not cut any
programs or student services and
no employees were laid off,
although no staff raises have
been approved, according to
spokesperson Sylvia Bryan.
Federal stabilization funds
helped to mitigate the $1.4 mil-
lion decrease to just $313,908.
"Locally, in the state of
Florida, what they have tried to
do is meet the state budget by not
increasing taxes," White said.
"That's one revenue source and
that's one thing that makes it
hard for us."


tion letter tersely referred to his
legal situation. It read: "RE:
U.S. v Charles W. Morris Case
No.: 3:09MJ30-001/EMT"
On Friday Paul Lux,
Okaloosa County Supervisor of
Elections said that his office
would begin accepting prefiling
applications Monday, June 15,
from candidates interested in the
The $89 million budget
approved last week includes cap-
ital spending of $46.6 million,
much of it for construction of a
new sports arena, a new student
services building, and a commu-
nity services complex to be oper-
ated jointly with Okaloosa
County on the Niceville campus.
According to a state audit, the
college, as of June 30, 2008, had
total assets of $117,163,000,
against total liabilities of
$5,023,000. Net assets, at $112
million, rose 35 percent from the
previous year, chiefly as a result
of the new construction.
The trustees also approved a
proposal to offer bachelor's
degrees in general business,
information tclii,1,- .,, public
service and educational studies.
White said under state rules, the
college can approve its own
degrees if it has offered bache-
lor's degrees for three years,
making Northwest Florida State
eligible to do so in 2010. But,
she said, the proposal "does not
include an anticipated start date.
It won't be this fall and probably
not the next fall, but probably the
fall after that."
White said the public service
degree would include such sub-
jects as safety, fire science, police
science, city government and


sheriff's job which will be on
the Nov. 2, 2010, general elec-
tion ballot. The winner would
serve the last two years of
Morris' four-year term.
Morris was reelected to a
fourth four-year term in
November 2008.
Lux said Friday he still had
not been officially notified by
possibly utility work, and could
lead into a master's degree in
public administration.
The information technology
degree, she said, could be an
umbrella for subjects such as
software engineering and sys-
tems analysis.
In other matters, the college:
-Canceled a controversial
sublease with Destin Jet and
Okaloosa County. The sublease
was ostensibly to rent a facility
for first-responder training, but a
state grand jury indictment earli-
er this year of the college's for-
mer president, James R.
Richburg, caused the trustees to
reconsider. Developer Jay Odom,
who owns Destin Jet, had already
signed the cancellation order,
White said.
-Approved a contract with
board attorney Joseph Lorenz,
raising his hourly fee to $200, but
eliminating a retainer that had
previously been part of the agree-
ment.
-Approved the retirement of
Clydena Gamble, who served 24
years in the business office, Carl
Nyquist, an economics instructor
for 21 years, Peggy Paplauskas, a
28-year employee, most recently
at the Eglin Center, and Karen
Valdes, art gallery manager for
the past 14 years.


the governor's office of Morris'
resignation.
Upon Morris's arrest Feb. 27,
Crist appointed veteran Gadsden
County lawman Ed Spooner, 58,
of Quincy, as acting interim
sheriff with an indefinite term.
On May 8, Crist named Spooner
interim sheriff for a term that
will end Nov. 8, 2010.


Spooner has stated he is not
interested in running for the
post.
As of Monday noon, two
people had called the Elections
Supervisor's office requesting
information about prefiling for
the sheriff's race. Prefiling
allows a candidate to begin col-
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Golfer Marinan to Flagler
Niceville High School graduate Marissa Marinan recently
signed a golf scholarship with Flagler College in St. Augustine,
a NCAA Division II program and member of the Peach Belt
Conference. Marissa was a four-year varisty letterman for the
Eagles and placed second overall in the district tournament at
the Raven Golf Club last October. She is the daughter of Cathy
and Bob Marinan of Niceville.


Gridder to Birmingham
Niceville High School graduate Will McCrory signed a letter of
intent to play football with Birmingham Southern in
Birmingham, Ala. With him are his parents, Clint and Lynn
McCrory, with head football coach John Hicks.


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AL champion Red Sox
The Red Sox, an American League team of the Niceville-Valparaiso Little League Association,
won the American League Tournament Major Division May 19, defeating the Yankees, 8 to 7.
From left: front, Gage Bednarik, Teddy Vaughen, Dylan Sorenson, Brody Blow and Bradley
Schatz; second row, Andrew Surry, Tate Dodson, Caden Baucom, Mitch Morken, Lucas
Clawson and David Mareno. Not pictured is Triston Stage. The coaches, from left, are coach
Alberto Torres, manager Christopher Baucom and coach Larry Schatz. The team is spon-
sored by Bluewater Orthopedics.


Hurricanes second in tourney
The Northwest Florida Hurricanes, the Niceville-based 11U AAU basketball team, finished
second in the May 24 Reggie Evans Southeast Jam Tournament in Pensacola. Evans, a native
of Pensacola, plays for the Philadelphia 76ers and sponsors a youth basketball tournament
each year in Pensacola. From left, Sammie Mims, Alexa Verzwyvelt, Elise Stuart, Taylor
Anderson, Jessie Day, Jessie Sarris, Abby Runyon and Amelia Baffa. In the back row are
assistant head coach Brett Stuart, Reggie Evans, and head coach John Runyon.


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The Bluewater Bay Ladies
Golf Association held a Nassau
Tournament May 20: best 18
holes, best net front 9 and best
net back 9. Best 18 holes: first
place, Ardie Lawrence, 69;
second place, Betty Bahl, 75.
Best front 9: first place, Glenda
Sharpe, 31; second place, Lilli
Keller, 33.5. Best back 9: first
place, Edrie Putz, 37.5*; sec-
ond place, Brenda Severson,
37.5*; *ties broken by match of
cards. Putts: Brenda Severson,
30; Kathy Bush and Julie
Sullivan, 31. Chip-ins: Sam
Fincher, lake #7; Lilli Keller,
lake #2; Betty Bahl, lake #4.
Birdies: Brenda Severson,
marsh #5.
Rocky Bayou Country Club,
Ladies Golf Association,
Weekly Play, Best 9 Holes, Half
Handicap, June 9: First flight:
first, Sue Belli; second, tie,
Carol Whited, Marianne
Wendel. Second flight: first,
Irene Holstead; second, tie,
Marilyn Reisenwitz, Sue
Tarkin. Third flight, first,
Sandy Miller; second, tie, Tish
Gauthier, Rosemary
Monahan. Fourth flight: first,
tie, Annalu Mohs, Judy
Haugen; third, Gloria Hall;
fourth, tie, Connie Ryan,
Sarah Breckenridge. Fifth
flight: first, Rae Grimmig; sec-
ond, Vicki Wilson. Chip-ins:
Hole No. 4, Beth Franz; Hole
No. 11, Marianne Wendel;
Hole No. 13, Irene Holstead.


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A mission to clean headstones maaybacon.co


Claude Howell uses the project

to deal with grief over wife's death


By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
Five minutes earlier, the
rectangular, shoe box-shaped
headstone at Early Cemetery
on Pine Street, Niceville, was
caked with years of black
grime. The slab of marble
marked the grave of one
whose
name could
not be deci-
phered.
But with
the push of
a button
and the
back and
forth
motion of
Claude Howell the 73-year-


old hand that held a power
washer tube, five minutes
later the pearl-colored stone
revealed the engraved name
of Thomas Griner, once a pri-
vate during World War I.
Gravestones in Niceville
cemeteries are getting much-
needed baths and the man
doing it is Claude Howell of
Niceville. He's not getting
paid by the city or even by
those who own the cemeteries
where he has been sprucing
up headstones. Howell is
washing the stones because
he gets personal gratification
from the task as well as par-
ticipating in something that

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Beacon photos by Stacie Morgan
Claude Howell, Niceville, has spent the last month power washing all the headstones he can get to in
the NicevilleNalparaiso area. In the inset, the before and after shots of Thomas Griner's headstone.


SDaisy Scouts


Pe l recycle, donate

. -j Spend 9 months on project


Visiting Metal Recycling of Fort Walton Beach were Troop 80 Daisy Scouts, from left: front,
Annika Candell, Mikayla Lindsay and Justine Buell; rear, Catherine Hines, Hannah Wintz, Kelsey
McDonald, Ashley Pearson and Kaitlyn Buell. Missing from the photo was Maggie Babin.


Substation fund


$7K short of goal


Several recent contributions
have been received for the Save
the Substation fund. The sher-
iff's substation had been aban-
doned by deputies when it fell
into disrepair, but the communi-
ty has raised money to renovate
it.
Christ our Redeemer Catholic
Church, $1,000; Sunset
Homeowners Association, $500;
Bo Burns State Farm, $100;
Carriage Hills Realty, $100;


Douglas and Virginia Burgess,
$100; Dr. Kenneth and Ellen
Harrell, $100; Don McKnight,
$100; Steve and Melissa Pearce,
$100; Richard and Ina Reimann,
$100; Sandra Rosenthal, $100;
Bernadette Shaughnessy, $50;
Lewis and Rhonda DeLaura,
$25; and Mr. and Mrs. William
Davis, $25.
Total contributions as of June
4 are $18,120. About $7,000 is
still needed.


E-mail items to
info@baybeacon.com.

Air Force Airman 1st Class
Jimmy E. Barger graduated
from basic
military
training at
Lackland
Air Force
Base, San
Antonio,
Texas.
He is the
son of Steve
Jimmy E. Barger and Sheryl


Girl Scout Daisy Troop
No. 80 of Niceville recently
concluded a nine-month-long
recycling service project.
Beginning in the
fall of 2008, the
girls began col-
lecting alu-
minum cans for
recycling. Part (
of the service
project included
a tour of the
Waste
Management recy-
cling facility in Fort
Walton Beach.
In addition to the tour,
Rory Cassedy, formerly of
Waste Management, provided
an informational presentation


Barger of Bayshore Drive,
Niceville, and a 2005 Niceville
High School graduate.
***
Air Force Airman James R.
Bradbury Jr. graduated from
basic military training at
Lackland
Air Force
Base, San
Antonio,
Texas.
He is the
son of
Brenda
Harville of
Hudson
Circle, and James R.
James Bradbury Jr.


on recycling and responsible
refuse management. The girls
also received a tour of Metal
Recycling in Fort Walton
Beach, during which


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they learned about
various recycla-
ble metals.
During the
project, the
girls recycled
184 pounds of
cans. All pro-
ceeds from this


project, along with
another endeavor,
allowed the girls to donate
$111 to the Toys for Tots
Christmas drive, as well as
$41 to Sharing & Caring of
Niceville.


Bradbury of Ivy Avenue, both
of Niceville. Bradbury is a
2008 graduate of Niceville
High School.
***
Derrek D. Sanks, a
Niceville native, has been pro-
moted to colonel.
Sanks is the infrastructure
branch chief assigned to
Headquarters Air Force Space
Command at Peterson Air
Force Base, Colorado Springs,
Colo.
He is the son of Juanita
Sanks of Parker Drive,
Niceville.
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The
Kiwanis
Club of
Niceville-
Valparaiso
presented
two $1,000
scholar-
ships at the
Niceville
Mallory Parsons High
School
Senior Awards Day. Mallory
Parsons, daughter of Tim and
Belinda Parsons, received the
Danny Kittrell Memorial
Scholarship and plans to pur-
sue a leadership role in stu-
dent government while attend-
ing the University of Florida.
Victoria
Hunter,
daughter of
Mark and
Toni
Hunter,
received the
Key Club
Leadership
Award and
plans to Victoria Hunter
major in
international studies at the
University of Florida.
***
Joshua Allen, 2009 Rocky
Bayou Christian School grad-
uate and
son of Bill
and Gail
Allen of
Niceville,
has been
named the
Niceville
Exchange
Club's
Youth of
Joshua Allen e Yuth o
the Year.
Joshua received a $500 schol-
arship from the club. He will
attend the University of
Florida.

Stacy Driver of Emerald
Dunes Real Estate is the top
listing and sales agent for the
month of May.

Jeremy Peppler, 2005
NHS graduate, son of Travis
and Monica Peppler,
Niceville, graduated from
Florida State University with
a Bachelor of Science degree
(dual major) in marketing and
creative writing. He has
accepted a four-year Copper
Cap Internship with the Air
Force at Offutt Air Force
Base, Nev., where he'll work
as a government contracting
officer intern.

Cathy Alley of Niceville
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Hospital Auxiliary scholars
The Auxiliary of the Twin Cities Hospital recently awarded $13,000 in scholarships to 10 stu-
dents pursuing health care-related careers. From left: Darlene Martin, Carolyn Adams,
Jerrie Paoli, Omar Moore, Jackie Davis-Taylor and Michelle Ryan. Not pictured are Josua
Arellano, Bruce Bates, Natalie Fleming and Kayla Schneipp.


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eases the feeling of loss he
experiences when he thinks of
his wife, Joyce, who died just
10 months ago.
"Death is something you
don't always take seriously,"
Howell said. "When it's not
close to you, you just don't
think about it and then, all of a
sudden, bam! It hits you. It
hurts; it's the worst hurting in
the world. I miss her. She was
my hunting and fishing buddy.
We went everywhere and did
everything together. But I
know we'll be together again."
When Joyce died, Howell
bought some sod to place
around her headstone. As a
devoted husband, he visits
Sunset Cemetery every other
day to water the greenery and
to talk with her. During one of
his early visits to Sunset,
Howell said he began walking
through the resting place and
realized that he either knew
"more than half" of the people
buried there or knew someone
in their families.
"I started looking around at


the headstones and noticed
how they were in such bad
shape," he said. "A lot of these
people don't have family mem-
bers anymore who come to
tend to the graves of their
loved ones or place fresh flow-
ers. And I thought, 'Something
needs to be done about this.'"
Howell mentioned that the
gravestone of John Perrine,
founder and first mayor of
Valparaiso, was in Sunset
Cemetery. He said he was
shocked to find that the
Perrine marker was broken in
pieces and trees had fallen on
top of it.
"Why doesn't the city of
Valparaiso do something about
this," he questioned. "They
need to take up a collection
and fix it up. The old part of
that cemetery is really in bad
shape-weeds and things have
grown up all over the place."
He added, "Cemeteries are
where people come to think on
the memories they had with
that person. They should be a
place of quiet and beauty. I felt
like I had to do something. So
I started to think maybe I
could get a power washer and
if the cemetery owners could


hook me up with electricity in
some way and water, then I
could at least clean the stuff
off the headstones."
Since the beginning of May,
the self-proclaimed "boggy
boy," who was born and raised
in the Twin Cities area, has
removed the blackness, lichen,
mud and years of all sorts of
deposits from more than 157
stone markers. He has done as
much of Sunset Cemetery as a
stretched-out water hose will
allow. He recently began his
scouring efforts at the Early
(or Rosemont) Cemetery on
Pine Street.
Howell, who said it takes
him about 15 minutes to do
one stone, depending on the
size and how much dirt is on
it, said he spends about six or
seven hours a day cleaning
memorial markers.
"There are more than 100
people in this cemetery," he
said of the Early burying
ground, "whose families are
gone, with no one to look after
their headstone."
He was quiet for about five
minutes, letting the loud purr
of the power washer do its job.
The contrast between the


darkened stone and the newly
cleansed marker seemed to
trigger a thought.
"Look at that," Howell said.
He smiled and added, "I bet
their spirit is saying, 'Thanks,
I really needed that.'"
Although the death of his
wife first prompted Howell's
desire to clean up the stones in
area memorial parks, it is his
faith which keeps the gray-
haired Bayshore Drive resi-
dent intent on his task.
"My faith is very strong. If
it wasn't for that I wouldn't be
able to get through this (his
wife's death). And when
Christ was on this earth he
himself constantly said that
love, charity and service were
three very important things. I
feel like I'm doing a service
here. There was this feller who
came up to me one day and
asked me how much I was get-
ting paid to do this. I said,
'The good Lord is paying me
and I feel good doing it.'
Besides, I know the people I'm
doing it for. I'm just trying to
do what my heavenly father
wants me to do. I look at these
headstones and feel like I've
accomplished something."


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the Beginner and Intermediate groups, and $63.00 for members and
$78 for non-members per week for the Advanced group.

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Mississippi has released the
President's and Dean's lists
for the 2009 spring semester.
The President's List
includes full-time students
who earned a perfect 4.0 grade
point average (all As). Dean's
List scholars are those with at
least a 3.5 grade point aver-
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Niceville residents Faith


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of Bluewater Bay and attends
Collegiate High School. He is
a member of the Bluewater
Barracudas and Niceville High
School Swim Team and has
been involved in Scouting
since 1999. For his Eagle proj-
ect, he designed and con-
structed an outdoor worship
area which consisted of a A-
frame chapel, pulpit and
benches for St. Paul Lutheran
Church. The troop is spon-
sored by American Legion
Post #221.

Christopher G.
Stefanovich, Niceville High
School Class of 2004, graduat-
ed from the
University
of Alaska
Anchorage
on May 3
with a
Bachelor of
Arts in
political
science
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tional rela- Stefanovich
tions con-
centration) and a minor in
communications and dis-
course. Accomplishments
include two years as a student
government senator, chair of
the Sustainability Committee,
and Wilderness First
Responder certification. Chris
is seeking employment in
Iceland. His parents are Mary
McKinley and John
Stefanovich of Niceville.

Robert D. Mims, IV, of
Hammock Bay, Freeport, pres-
ident, 30-A Appraisal Group,
Inc., Freeport and Santa Rosa
Beach, has been awarded the
SRA designation for apprais-
ers involved in the valuation
and analysis of residential real
estate by the Appraisal
Institute. The designation was
granted April 23, 2009.


New children's pastor
Niceville Assembly of God welcomes the Wenner family. Shaun will be the church's new chil-
dren's pastor and his wife, Colleen, will serve as children's activity coordinator. They have three
children, from left, Ethan, Jordan and Josie. The Wenners officially join the church June 21.


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Miller named

NHS assistant

principal

Craig Miller is Niceville
High School's new assistant
principal. He
is married to
Rebecca
Milleres who
NO W, teaches at
Bluewater
Elementary




Richbourg Middle School and
graduated from Crestview High
School in 1994.
He completed his associates
degree at Okaloosa Walton
Community College, then con-
tinued his studies at the Univer-
sity of West Florida. He holds
his Master of Arts in curriculum
and instruction. He is currently
enrolled in the doctoral program
at UWF, pursuing his Ed.D. in
administrative studies.


-THE BAY BEACON


Amy Elizabeth Peters and
Daniel Robert MacNicol
Peters-MacNicol
Laura and Kenneth Peters of
Niceville announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Amy
Elizabeth Peters, to Daniel Robert
MacNicol, the son of Dan and
Janice MacNicol of Niceville.
Both are 2004 graduates of
Niceville High School.
Amy graduated from Stetson
University with a BA in educa-
tion. She is a special education
teacher at Crestview High School.
Daniel graduated from Florida
State University with a Bachelor
of Science in rehabilitation servic-
es. He is pursuing a master's
degree from the University of
West Florida.
The wedding will take place on
July 25, 2009.


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Brunson-Ogburn
Dewitt and Wanda Brunson
of Niceville announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Carey Brunson, to Jeffrey
Ogburn, son of J. Denis and
Kathy Ogburn of Louisville, Ky.
Carey attended Niceville
High School and is a recent
graduate of Florida State
University, where she received a
Bachelor of Science in elemen-
tary education.
The prospective groom is a
graduate of St. Xavier High
School in Louisville, and the
University of Dayton, in Dayton,
Ohio. He has a Bachelor of
Science in accounting and busi-
ness administration and is
employed with Cotton & Allen
accounting firm in Louisville.
The wedding will take place
on May 29, 2010, at First United
Methodist Church in Niceville,
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will be held in the
College Mall gallery in
building K.
NFSC Student Services staff
and academic advisors will be
available to help prospective stu-
dents fill out admissions and res-
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testing information and answer
questions. Academic department


directors and instructors from
select programs of study will
also be available.
Financial aid staff will be
available to answer questions
about scholarships, grants, loans
and other financial aid concerns.
NFSC offers among the lowest
college tuition in Florida
and a comprehensive
student financial aid
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The college has an
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June 23: Healthmark Regional
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June 24: First United Methodist
Church, Niceville, 1-8 p.m.
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p.m.; Sacred Heart Hospital,
Emerald Coast, Sandestin, 10 a.m.-6
p.m.


annual Concerts in the Park through
June 25, every Thursday at 7 p.m. on
the lawn of the Mattie Kelly Cultural
Arts Village in Destin. Bring a chair
and picnic or purchase dinner on
site, prepared by
Carrabba's Italian
Grill or ice cream
treats from
Marble Slab
Creamery, with
proceeds to benefit Mattie Kelly Arts
Foundation. June 18-Clark and
Company (fiddle tunes). June 25-
David Seering (Broadway to big
band hits to Billy Joel).
Free concert parking is located
adjacent at Grace Lutheran Church.
Info: mattiekellyartsfoundation.org
or 650-2226.
Blood donor drawing
Every presenting volunteer donor
at an American Red Cross blood
drive or donor center in June will be
entered into a
regional drawing
for a cruise for
two as part of the
"Save a Life and
Sail the Seas"
promotion.
Saturday, June 20: Bass Pro
Shop, Destin Commons, 4301
Legendary Drive, Destin, 10 a.m.-3
p.m.
Kids On Campus sign-ups
Enrollment for the "Kids on
Campus" summer enrichment pro-
gram at Northwest Florida State
College for students entering third
through eighth grades is under way
at the Niceville Campus from 8 a.m.
to noon in Building K and from noon
to 4:30 p.m. in Building C.
Registration at all six NWF State
College locations is under way.
The program will host two ses-
sions at the Niceville campus; June
22-July 2 and July 20-30. Classes are
held Monday through Thursday. The
course list and registration forms are
available at all area elementary and
middle schools, NWFS campuses
and centers, and on the college Web
site, nwfstatecollege.edu/schedule.
Info: 729-6086.
WAVE goodbye to pump
Okaloosa County Transit will
join other public transportation sys-
tems nationwide to participate in the
fourth annual National Dump the
Pump Day June 18. Citizens may
ride the WAVE free on Thursday,
June 18. This promotional event
includes all WAVE routes in
Crestview, Fort Walton Beach,
Destin and also includes route 14


Rabies clinic/dog wash
Saturday, June 20, 11 a.m.-3
p.m., rabies/microchip clinic and
dog wash, Panhandle Animal
Welfare Society, 752 Lovejoy Road,
Fort Walton Beach. Rabies vaccina-
tions, $5; microChip, $15; dog wash,
$7 under 30 lbs., $10 over 30 lbs.
Dog and human snow cones will be
available as well.
Apalachicola River art
"The Apalachicola River: A
National Treasure," Art Exhibit, June
21-July 23, Monday to Thursday, 9
a.m.-4 p.m. and
Sunday 1-4 p.m.
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Regular Registration
Sat., July 18, 9 a.m. 1 p.m., NHS Cafeteria
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Free dental X-rays
The Dental Assisting program at Northwest Florida State
College is offering free dental X-rays in June and July as
a service to the public and to provide practicum experi-
ence for NWFSC dental radiology students. A written
request or prescription from a dentist stating the specific
X-rays needed is required. The finished X-rays are given
to patients so they may return to their dentist for diagno-
sis and any follow-up treatment that may be necessary.
Appointments are available on Mondays and Tuesdays, 9
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Archaeology camp
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Summer Camp" is on its way to the
Indian Temple Mound Museum this
summer. The camp will be offered
June 15-17, and June 22-24, 8 a.m.-
1 p.m. Campers will experience
12,000 years of history in three days
and will learn about American
Indians and the archaeology used to
uncover their way of life
The cost is $50 per camper for all
three days. Students going into the
third through sixth grades are wel-
come. Advance registration is
required. Call Gail Lynn Meyer at
the City of Fort Walton Beach
Heritage Park and Cultural Center,
833-9595, to reserve your place in
the camp.
Baton twirling clinic
The Niceville High School
Majorettes plan a baton twirling
clinic Saturday, June 20, in the NHS
gym from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Ages 4 and
over are welcome. All ability levels
may attend, and batons will be avail-
able for loan if needed. The cost is
$35 for the clinic, or $40 if you
would also like lunch. Please call or
e-mail Amanda Saltsman for more
information 687-9095, amanda@
saltsman.net.
Rainforest Adventure
St. Jude's Episcopal Church
Rainforest Adventure vacation Bible
school is for youngsters 3-11, June
22-26. Sessions run 5:15-8:15 p.m.
Cost is $15 per child or $40 per fam-
ily and includes dinner each night.
Info: Cassandra Crosby, 678-7013.
Vacation Bible School
"Boomerang Express" Vacation
Bible School, June 22-26, 8:45 a.m.-
12:15 p.m., for 4-year-olds as of
Sept. 1 through completed fifth
grade, at First Baptist Church,
Niceville. Register online at fbc-
niceville.org or come by the church
at 622 Bayshore Drive, 678-4621.
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K-5. Holy Mackerel includes games,
activities, field trips, opportunities
for learning and great times with
new friends. Each week-long session
runs from Monday-Friday, 8:30
a.m.-3 p.m., Sessions are June 22-
26; July 6-10; July 20-24 and Aug.
3-7.
Info: 837-6324.
Author to sign her book
Julia Schuster, award-winning
writer and founder of the Emerald
Coast Writers' Association, will be
signing copies of her book "Flowers
for Elvis" on Tuesday, June 23, at
Bayou Book Co., Niceville. The
book portrays the "wry, observant
spirit of a dead child following the
twists and turns of her twin sister's
turbulent life. Quirky Southern fic-
tion at its best"!
Schuster, now living in Memphis,
will discuss writing and her book at
the store from 4-6 p.m. The public is
welcome, and light refreshments
will be served.
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Sanks is a 1983 graduate of
Niceville High School. He
received a bachelor's degree in
1987 from Tuskegee University,
Ala., and earned a master's
degree in 1995 from Incarnate
Word College, San Antonio,
Texas.
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He is the son of Philip
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Valparaiso.

Army National Guard Pfc.
Rebekah E. Bridge has gradu-
ated from basic combat training
at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Bridge is the daughter of
Susan and Matthew Bridge of
Ridge Lane, Niceville. She is a
2008 graduate of Niceville High
School.

Army Pvt. Aaron D. Owens
has graduated from basic com-


the WAVE Express.
Info: rideoct.org or 689-7809.
Music Ministry opener
Celebrating the opening of The
Children's Neighborhood 2009
Music Ministry Series will be a per-
formance by the Barbershoppers of
the Emerald
Coast. A family-
friendly program
of traditional and
patriotic music,
pop songs and
Broadway show
songs will be presented on Friday,
June 19, 7 p.m. at the Shalimar
United Methodist Church Family
Life Center. Donations for Children
in Crisis will be accepted to help
feed, clothe and nurture the children
of The Children's Neighborhood.


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4070 Bond Cir. Beautifully nestled among mature trees this 4/2 is cen-
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436 &438 Detroit Ave. A/B Great investment opportunity and close to the
base, airport, and schools. 2/1 on each side and more. $150,000
122 Duke Dr. You'll absolutely love the 3 living spaces this home has
including a family room in the 3/2 well maintained home. $251,800
217 Emmett Dr. Another beautiful home awaits you in Bayshore Place.
4/3 has many special features and great curb appeal. $409,900
420 Lilac Ct. Great looking 3/2 brick contemporary on a private cul-de-
sac with decorative accents and upgrades. Call Today !!! $249,900
193 Portland Park Seller is very motivated and has added a bonus of an
additional lot across the street. Wrap around porch and more. $335,000
4346 Sunset Beach Cir.- Exquisite design and details in this floor plan mak-
ing it the best buy in Sunset Beach for the price per sq. foot. $499,000
253 Vanderhide Road 2 large waterfront lots on Juniper Lake w/ open
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1805 Valparaiso Blvd. #10 Water lovers wanted for this townhome at a
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Bay. Experienced
bartenders and servers
with leadership
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p.m., Mon.-Fri. No
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needed in Bluewater.
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Monday Saturday.
864-3737.

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Ave., Valparaiso. Call
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NEW Magnolia Plantation All Brick 3 Bedroom 2
Bath home located in Med Village standing on its
own with deeded drive in front of house that leads to
a dead end deeded to homeowner for extra parking
space. Small fenced back yard and extra features in
home. 1950 Sq. Feet. $269,900.

SPACIOUS AND ELEGANT 6 Bdrm, 6 Bath home,
8,764 SQ FT on Magnolia Plantation Golf Course.
Parade of Homes Winner!! Every feature and ameni-
ty imaginable including workshop, pool, hot tub and
gourmet kitchen w/top line dual ovens. Oversized 3-
car garage and Heated and Cooled gym.
$1,345,000.

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE -
COURTYARD PLAZA, BLUEWATER BAY. 1500
sq ft or more available now. 3/5 year term at $16 per
sq ft plus $535 CAM per month. Please call for more
details and showing to locate your business to a truly
professional building.

REGATTA BAY: Exquisite 4 bedroom, 3/1 baths.
Designed for discriminating homeowner who appre-
ciates the best. Custom built home with high-end
amenities overlooking the Regatta Bay Golf Course
and Lake. Gourmet kitchen, Enclosed Pool with
lanai. A must see! $1,395,000.
SHORT SALE CRYSTAL BEACH Nantucket
Cottage. 2/2. Overlooks pool and directly across
street from the Emerald Coast. $334,900.

SHORT SALE CRYSTAL BEACH 4 bd/4 ba, 2,500
sq ft. Just steps from the Gulf. Cabana house and
pool. $714,000

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