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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: July 15, 2009
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
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Volume ID: VID00063
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cOMIyG
Thursday. 6:30 p.m.
Frank Turek,
a Christian
apologist and
author of "I
Don't Have
Enough Faith to be an
Atheist," will make his sec-
ond appearance at
Northwest Florida
Community College,
Building K. He'll speak,
then have a question-and-
answer session. Free.
Thursday. I p.m.
The Valparaiso
Community Library will
present a
demon-
stration
by the
Eglin
Aero
Modellers for patrons
between 10 and 18. Call
729-5406.
Saturday. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
More model airplane
action will take place at the
Mullet Festival Grounds as
the Eglin Aero Modellers
present demonstrations of a
variety of types of model
planes, with proceeds to
benefit the Wounded
Warrior Program.
Free admission.
Saturday. 9 a.m.-I p.m.
Youngsters
between 5-12 who
want to play or
cheer on the grid-
iron can sign up
for Little League Football
and Cheerleading at
Niceville City Hall.
Registration costs $90 for
football and $75 for cheer-
leading.
Call 729-1280.
Sunday. I p.m.
A free
concert
by a
cappella
gospel
group Azure will take place
at Niceville Church of
Christ, 301 John Sims Pkwy.
The concert, which is free,
will last about an hour.

More on these and other
events, CALENDAR, B-8.


Amendment trims tax rolls


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
On Jan. 29, 2008, 64 percent of
Florida voters approved a state constitu-
tional amendment providing additional
exemptions to property taxes paid by
homeowners, non-homesteaded proper-
ty owners and business owners.
That amendment removed nearly
$1.4 billion of taxable value from
Okaloosa County's tax rolls this year,


and more than $185 million from the
school district's preliminary tax rolls.
Okaloosa County Property Appraiser
Pete Smith provided the Beacon a
breakout showing the impact of the
2008 constitutional amendment on the
property tax rolls of 20 taxing authori-
ties that levy property taxes in
Okaloosa County. The exemptions,
include:
-A second $25,000 Homestead


Beacon photo by Stacie Morgan
Never to fly again, this F-15, from the 33rd Fighter Wing, soon-to-be changed to an edu-
cation and training unit, now greets visitors to the Nortwest Florida Regional Airport. The
aircraft was transported from Eglin to the front of the airport on Monday, July 13.



F-15's last mission



ends at the airport


By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
Slowly cruising the flight
line from Eglin Air Force
Base over to the commercial
carrier ramp at the
Northwest Florida Regional
Airport, came one of the last
F-15s from the soon-to-be-
transitioned 33rd Fighter
Wing.
The aircraft, a static trib-
ute to the armed forces, now
stands in the grass prome-
nade in front of the main
entrance to the airport said
Regional Airport Director
Greg Donovan.
Possibly the slowest sor-
tie the craft ever made began
at 9 a.m. Monday and ended
at 10:45. It was certainly a


sortie with no pilot though
the journey was not without
navigation or power. The
fighter plane was accompa-
nied by a multitude of air-
men who carefully guided
and towed the plane through
a chainlink fence and out
onto Airport Drive, which
was blocked and taped off
by Okaloosa County
Sheriff's deputies.
Though the plane now
sits as a regal and symbolic
display of Air Force power,
the official dedication of the
craft and its final resting
place won't be until late
August or early September,
said Donovan.
"We're very honored to
have one of the last F-15s,"


Donovan said, "and I think
it'll make a great display
piece during this transition
before the F-35 arrives. We
chose not to put it on a
pedastal because we wanted
it to be an up-close, hands-
on experience for those who
come to the airport."
The "effect lights" will
illuminate the plane at night
and also light up the air-
craft's navigational lights. A
plaque, currently on order,
will detail the plane's histo-
ry and legacy.
The 33rd Fighter Wing is
being transitioned to an edu-
cation and training unit,
teaching pilots the tech-
niques they will need to fly
the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.


Exemption (the additional Homestead
exemption does not apply to the school
district's tax levy).
A $25,000 exemption on tangible
personal property paid by business
owners.
-Provisions for "portability" of
accumulated Save Our Homes exemp-
tions-a 1994 constitutional amend-
ment that limits annual increases in tax-
able property values to 3 percent or


less-when a homesteaded homeowner
sells his primary Florida home and
buys another within the state.
-A limit on non-homesteaded prop-
erties that grow in value more than 10
percent within a given year.
Together the four provisions of the
2008 constitutional amendment
removed $1.4 billion from Okaloosa
Please see TAX page A-10


E-mails show long


planningperiod


for Sansomjob


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Five months before Rep.
Ray Sansom was hired as a
part-time vice president at
Northwest
Florida
State
College, he
and former "
college
president
James R.
Richburg
were nego-
tiating
terms of the Ray Sansom
lucrative job offer.
E-mails from Richburg,
released by NWFSC June 24 to
an investigator for the Florida
Commission on Ethics, show
that Sansom and the college
president began discussing his
employment at the college as
early as May 25, 2008, nearly


five months
before the
college
board of

approved
Richburg's
hiring of
Sansom.
In a June
24 letter to James R. Richburg
Robert
Malone, senior ethics investiga-
tor for the Florida Commission
on Ethics, interim NWFSC
President Jill White provided
additional e-mail records
requested by the Ethics
Commission May 21. White
indicated in a cover letter that
the Ethics Commission was
investigating a 2008 complaint
against Sansom. The additional
e-mails were downloaded from
Please see SANSOM, page A-8


Beacon wins


state awards


Beacon Staff
The Bay Beacon and its staff
won four awards for editorial
excellence in the Florida newspa-
per industry's annual statewide
contest.
Beacon Staff Writer Del
Lessard won first place in feature
photography in the 2008 contest
for weekly papers, which is con-
ducted by the Florida Press
Association. Lessard was recog-
nized for a photo of a man per-
forming stunts on a bicycle.
In addition, Lessard won sec-
ond place in the spot news photo
category for a back-to-school
photo.
Beacon Staff Writer Kenneth


Books won a second place award
for a sports story about a
Bluewater Bay girl who wants to
play baseball.
Beacon Correspondent Mike
Griffith won a third place award
for obituary for a story about the
funeral of slain Okaloosa County
Deputy Sheriff Anthony
Forgione.
The awards, for newspapers in
the largest circulation category
were presented Saturday.
Eighty-nine papers competed
in the Florida Press Association
Better Weekly Newspaper
Contest for 2008, with 1,542
entries. Seventy-two of the papers
won awards.


Valp., Air Force, eye


lawsuit settlement


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Settlement of one of two federal
lawsuits filed by the city of Valparaiso
against the Air Force may be imminent,
officials say.
Lawyers for the city will meet with
Valparaiso city commissioners behind
closed doors today at 3 p.m. and again
at 4 p.m. for attorneys to update the
city on the status of two federal law-
suits.
The first lawsuit against the Air
Force, filed last year under the federal
Freedom of Information Act, seeks
additional government noise data about
the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. A motion
to stay, or suspend court action on the
lawsuit was recently filed by attorneys
for both sides, indicating that they felt
an out-of-court settlement was possi-
ble.
Valparaiso City Attorney Doug
Wyckoff confirmed Monday that attor-
neys hired by the city would present a
settlement proposal to commissioners


Related story, page A-10

at the Wednesday executive sessions.
No mention was made of a settle-
ment on the second federal lawsuit,
which Valparaiso filed in March,
objecting to the Air Force Record of
Decision to beddown 59 F-35s at Eglin
starting early next year. The city con-
tends the decision was made without
considering all the options for mitigat-
ing the noise impact of the jet on
Valparaiso. However, attorneys for both
the Air Force and the city have asked a
federal judge to grant a 90-day stay in
the case because of the possibility of a
settlement outside the court.
On a related note, Mayor Bruce
Arnold told Valparaiso city commis-
sioners Monday that contractors for the
Air Force planned to hold a "scoping"
meeting in the local area Aug. 27 to
gather public input for a Supplemental
Environmental Impact Study (SEIS) on
Please see LAWSUIT, page A-5


Beacon photo by Kenneth Books

Crab collectors
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in Valparaiso. Both girls are from Niceville. When this picture was taken, they had accumulated 51 crabs.


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The Okaloosa County Tax
Collector's Office wants
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substantial fee increases from
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advance of your birth month.
He also noted that vehicle own-
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the two-year renewal available
for most registrations.
Examples of estimated fee
increases are:
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new as of Sept. 1, $225; title
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plate fee, $10, new $28.
Florida drivers license fees:
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fees $32.25, new fees as of
Sept. 1, $54.25; replacement
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This property, off Bullock Boulevard, Niceville, could be the
home of a 20-unit townhome complex if a variance for the
right-of-way goes through.


Townhome plan


tabled until fall


By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
The townhome complex
proposed for construction on
Richgrove Lane and Bullock
Bouldevard, Niceville, has
come up against another wall.
The county Board of
Adjustments was slated to dis-
cuss, on July 8, a request made
by Randall Skinner of D & R
Development, for a variance
on right-of-way for Bullock
and Richgrove Lane, the site of
the complex. Skinner hopes to
construct a 20-unit develop-
ment on a parcel of land that is
1.53 acres. Currently, an empty
house stands on the property.
"No action was taken," said
Elliot Kampert, director
Okaloosa County Growth
Management. "The board
decided to table the item until
September's meeting. They felt
they needed some more infor-
mation from the county attor-
ney. They needed him to give
additional legal background on
parallel litigation matters."
The variance, according to
Skinner, had been applied for
in 2006, one year after the
Land Development Code was
revised. The request was
denied. However, Skinner
recently reapplied saying only
that he had "reason to believe"


the request would go through if
applied for again.
When Skinner bought the
property, originally three acres,
the county's right of way
requirement was 50 feet.
However, Skinner's property
had a right-of-way of only 33
feet for a section of Bullock
and 42 feet for Richgrove-a
plan the county originally
agreed to. However, after the
property was purchased, the
county passed an ordinance in
November 2005, standing firm
on the 50 feet.
"So, the project was not
permitted," said Chesser. "In
essence, Skinner could not use
or divide the property,"
because the right of way (or
pavement/easment) was
owned by the city of Niceville,
Chesser added. D & R
Development brought a suit
against the county.
"It's a violation of rights of
any owner for the county to
pass an ordinance, that has a
retroactive effect," said
Chesser. "Mr. Skinner bought
and paid for that property and
then the ordinance was passed.
I'd like to think the county
understands that was unfair. He
and other property owners like
him need relief from that ordi-
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New courthouse back in county plans


$18K study puts kibosh on Shalimar renovation


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Okaloosa County commis-
sioners resurrected plans for a
new courthouse annex at the
Northwest Florida Fairgrounds
in Fort Walton Beach July 7,
after learning that renovating the
existing annex in Shalimar
would either be inadequate or
more expensive than building
the new fairgrounds annex.
They also heard briefings on
grant programs for the Okaloosa
County Sheriff's Office and for
improvements to the Northwest
Florida Regional Airport and the
Bob Sikes Airport near
Crestview, and rejected a pro-
posal to endorse a national
health care plan.
The commissioners voted 3-2
to build the extension at the fair-
grounds on Lewis Turner
Boulevard in Fort Walton
Beach. Commissioners also
voted to renovate and expand
the courthouse in Crestview.
Commissioners Bill Roberts,
John Jannazo and James
Campbell voted in favor of the
measures, while Don Amunds
and Wayne Harris voted against
it.
Commissioners have wres-
tled for years with the need to
expand and improve the county
courthouses in Crestview, the
county seat, and in Shalimar,
where a courthouse annex han-
dles cases from the populous
south portion of the county. The
current Shalimar annex is the
subject of a lawsuit for alleged
violations of the Americans with
Disabilities Act, and has prob-
lems with security and space for
court activities.
Throughout the years, county
commissioners have considered
various options for expanding or
replacing the Shalimar annex
and expanding or improving the
Crestview courthouse.
The county bought 16 acres
at the fairgrounds from Fort
Walton Beach for $2 million in
March 2007 to build a replace-
ment for the Shalimar court-
house annex, and planned to
convert most of the Shalimar
annex into county office space,
while retaining one or two small
courtrooms. However, commis-
sioners voted in March 2009 to
drop that plan, and instead to
have county staff and contrac-
tors conduct a study and present
options for renovating the
Shalimar annex, in hopes that
such an option would be cheap-
er than the estimated $28 mil-
lion cost of building a new
courthouse at the fairgrounds.


During the July 7 commis-
sion meeting, however, county
Administrative Services Director
Donna Miller and contractor
representatives from Heery-
HLM Design presented results
of their $18,000 study, and told
commissioners the cost to reno-
vate and enlarge the annex to
meet the county's long-term
judicial needs would be about
$42 million. They also presented
alternative renovation plans
ranging from as little as
$827,000 to about $9.2 million,
but said those options would not
really meet the accessibility,
security, and space needs already
identified by previous studies.
Circuit Judge William F.
Stone also addressed the com-
mission, saying that with more
than 60 percent of county court
cases occurring south of the
Eglin military reservation, and a
rapidly growing number of cases
throughout the county, half
measures will not meet the coun-
ty's need for new court facilities.
County Administrator Jim
Curry gave commissioners some
good news about how to fund the
proposed construction, saying
more state funding is about to
become available for courthouse
maintenance and renovation,
because the state surcharge on
fines and court fees has been
doubled from $15 per case to
$30, making about $9 million
per year available to Okaloosa
County.
After listening to the briefin-
gs, Jannazo moved to revive the
fairgrounds building plan, and
also to renovate the Crestview
courthouse. He said the building
projects can be funded by issu-
ing bonds to pay for construc-
tion, then paying back the bond-
holders with revenue from the
surcharges Curry had discussed.
"The time to build has never
been better," Jannazo said,
because the national economic
recession and depressed real
estate prices have forced con-
struction companies to lower
their prices in order to get work.
Campbell, of Niceville, previ-
ously opposed a new courthouse
annex, but voted for Tuesday's
new proposal. He said he is
pleased that original proposals to
build a courthouse for more than
$80 million have been cut to the
recent $28 million estimate, that
he has been convinced of the
need for new facilities, and that
it is time to cut the approximate-
ly $800,000 per year the county
now spends on rent for leased
office space.
Harris, however, opposed the
current plan, saying that the


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calls and messages he gets from
his constituents consistently
oppose building a new court-
house.
Commissioners said they
plan to hold a public hearing on
the courthouse construction
plan, at a time and place yet to be
announced.
In other business, commis-
sioners heard from Okaloosa
County Sheriff's Office
Inspector George Collins, who
said his office has applied for a
U.S. Department of Justice grant
of about $500,000. Collins said
the grant money, if received, will
be used to establish a new data
network for sheriff's patrol cars
and offices throughout the coun-
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Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
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Arrests
George Henry Stanley, 22, of
500 Kelly Mill Road, Apt. 136,
Valparaiso, was arrested by
Valparaiso police July 2 for
criminal mischief. On Oct. 31
Stanley allegedly caused nearly
$500 in damage inside a
Valparaiso apartment, punching
a hole in some wall board and
using his fists to break four bed-
room windows.

Timothy James Borland, a
cook, 28, of 640 Kilcullen Road,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies June 30 for being
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with a deadly weapon. On May
21 Borland was allegedly one of
three men who knocked on the
door at a Destin residence and
beat the male resident. One of
the three men used a baseball
bat to hit the victim several
times while Borland and the
third suspect allegedly punched
the victim with their fists.

Gina Ann Casasanta, a
dietary aide, 32, of 1750 Hopper
St., Niceville, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies July 1 on a
misdemeanor worthless check
charge, three counts.

Robert Darrell Martin, a
cleaner, 44, of 706 Kumquat
Ave., Niceville, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies June 30 on a
Walton County warrant for vio-
lation of probation on the origi-
nal charge of sale of a controlled
substance and grand theft.

Sean William Haynes, a land-
scaper, 21, of 616 Gingko Ave.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies June 25 for theft
from a person 65 years or older.
On June 2 Haynes allegedly
accepted half payment, a $500
check from a 77-year-old
Niceville woman, and told the
woman he would return the next
day to begin $1,000 worth of
landscaping work. Haynes
allegedly did not provide the
service the victim paid for nor
did he return the victim's calls.

A 17-year-old Niceville girl
was arrested by Niceville police
June 25 for battery, domestic
violence. The girl allegedly
pushed her mother to the floor
as the two were arguing.

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subsequent to a traffic stop in
which Hogans was a passenger,
July 6, for possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana.
Hogans was subsequently
arrested by police on a warrant
for shoplifting. On May 26
Hogans is alleged to have stolen
three 32-ounce bottles of beer
from a Niceville convenience
store, 100 Redwood Ave.
Another passenger in the
vehicle with Hogans and four
other people, a 15-year-old boy
from Carryville, was also arrest-
ed by Niceville police July 6, for
possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana.

Jason C. Coulthart, unem-
ployed, 26, with an address of
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Niceville police July 2 for
harassing phone calls that
allegedly occurred in March.

David R. Smith, unem-
ployed, 35, of 209 Deer St.,
Niceville, was arrested by
Valparaiso police July 4 for bur-
glary to a structure and battery.
About 12:13 a.m. Smith alleged-
ly forced open the door to an
apartment in the 200 block of
Washington Avenue, waking the
victim, who was asleep on the
couch. Smith allegedly demand-
ed that the victim repay money
that Smith had loaned to him,
and when the victim stated that
he did not have the money,
Smith allegedly grabbed the vic-
tim in a headlock and punched
him with a closed fist on the left
temple and ear.

Jacob Donald Murray, unem-
ployed, 20, of 107 Harding St.,
Apt. 1, Niceville, was arrested
by Valparaiso police July 2 for
trespass. Refusing orders by law
enforcement officers and the
victim to leave the property of a
residence in the 100 block of
Nordberg Avenue, Murray
allegedly stated that "God
would not let him" and that
police would have to arrest him.

Beau Alan Michel, unem-
ployed, 19, with an at-large
address, was arrested by
Valparaiso police July 1 for bur-
glary to an unoccupied
dwelling. Without the permis-
sion of the owners Michel
allegedly used an unlocked side
door to enter an unoccupied
home in the 300 block of
Whiteway Circle on the evening
of June 30. Michel then used the
restroom, ate some food found
in the residence and went to
sleep in a back bedroom,
according to police reports.
Michel departed the home
around 10:30 a.m. July 1, with
the intent of returning to stay
another night, police said, evi-
denced by leaving some person-
al items in the dresser drawers
along with a high school diplo-
ma, and enrollment papers to
Northwest Florida State College
in Michel's name.

A 15-year-old Niceville girl


was arrested by Niceville police
July 1 for retail theft and posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to
distribute. The girl allegedly
went into a drug store, 1100 E.
John Sims Parkway, and con-
cealed a $14 pack of condoms in
her purse. The girl paid for sev-
eral other items but left without
paying for the package con-
cealed in her purse. When police
arrived they did a routine inven-
tory of the girl's purse and found
a baggy containing less than 20
grams of marijuana. The 15-
year-old told police that a friend,
whom she refused to name, gave
her the marijuana to sell to her
mother for $20. The teenager
also said the unnamed friend
gave her the $200 found in her
purse in order to purchase more
narcotics for resale.

Gene Stanton Church, a
cook, 38, of 1128 47th St., Lot
B, Niceville, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies July 4 for vio-
lation of probation on the origi-
nal charge of battery, domestic
violence.


Georgia Emmalee Murray, a
fast food manager, 55, of 1104
Phyllis Ave., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
July 4 as a habitual traffic
offender and for felony driving
while license suspended or
revoked.

A 17-year-old Niceville boy,
a student, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies July 3 for burglary
to an unoccupied conveyance.
The boy allegedly entered an
Alabama-tagged car parked in a
residential driveway in Destin
and stole a digital voice recorder
from the side pocket of the dri-
ver's door. The teenager discard-
ed the voice recorder in a wood-
ed area across the street because
he thought it was a remote con-
trol for a stereo.

A 17-year-old Niceville boy,
a student, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies July 4 for burglary
to an unoccupied conveyance,
Please see BLOTTER, page A-5


Okaloosa seeks fugitives

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

Name: Daniel Lee Carrigg
Wanted for: violation of probation
on the original charges of DUI,
driving while license suspended
or revoked, resisting arrest with-
out violence and possession of a
controlled substance. Carrigg's
last known address was in Fort
Walton Beach.
Height: 5-feet, 10-inches
Weight: 155 pounds
Age: 26
Date of birth: 09-03-82
Hair: brown
Eyes: hazel

Name: William Charles McKnight
Wanted for: violation of probation
on the original charge of grand
theft.
Height: 5-feet, 9-inches
Weight: 225 pounds
Age: 37
Date of birth: 03-21-72
Hair: black
Eyes: brown


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 be provided anonymously by texting "TIP214
plus the message" to CRIMES (274637)


Fire Department Reports
Niceville
T Ncille Fire D4art ent responded e following calls July 3
ti ,,P.112.
0 StruI meency cdical Call L
0 Vehi re e Crash
0 Other Fire 0 Vehicle Crash with Extric
0 Illegal Burn 7 Other Emergency Call
0 False Alarms 1 Hazardous Conditions
Location Situation Date Time
Balsam Drive ...........Smoke removal .........7/3/09 . . .19:17
Palm and College Blvd. . .Vehicle accident ........7/3/09 . . .23:39
Cook Street ............Medical .............. .7/4/09 . . .05:16
22nd Street........ ... .Medical .............. .7/4/09 . . .10:34
Evans Road/BWB ........Service call ............7/4/09 . . .13:14
N. Partin Drive ..........Smoke scare ......... .7/4/09 . . .14:27
E. John Sims Parkway . .Medical .............. .7/4/09 . . .15:09
SR85N/College Blvd. . . .Vehicle accident ........7/4/09 . . .15:25
Bullock Boulevard ........Medical .......... . . .7/4/09 . . .15:45
Bayshore Drive ......... .Good intent call ........ .7/5/09 . .. .03:30
E. John Sims Parkway . .Medical ......... .. .7/5/09 . . .08:59
N. Partin Drive ..........Medical .............. .7/5/09 . . .09:30
Bayshore Drive ..........Service call ............7/6/09 . . .18:38
Scott Street ............Medical .............. .7/7/09 . . .15:04
Kendrick Lane ..........Medical .............. .7/8/09 ......15:24
Rocky Bayou Bridge ..... .Dispatched/canceled .. 7/9/09 ......09:19
E. John Sims Parkway . .Power line down ........7/9/09 . . .10:19
E. John Sims Parkway . .Medical .............. .7/9/09 . . .22:58
W. John Sims Parkway .. .Dispatched/canceled . . .7/10/09 . . .00:32
E. John Sims Parkway . .Vehicle accident ........7/10/09 . . .14:17
Magnolia Shores Drive .. .Medical .............. .7/10/09 . . .14:26
17th Street ......... .. .Medical .............. .7/12/09 . . .23:16
Weekly Safety Tip: Cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Never leave
cooking unattended. If grease catches fire, carefully slide a lid over the pan to
smother the flames and turn off the burner. Web Page: http://www.city-
ofniceville.org/fire.html

East Niceville
The East Niceville Fire District responded to 23 calls June 2 through June 30,
2009. Visit our website at www.enfd.net.
LOCATION SITUATION DATE TIME
Reeves Street ..... .EMS excluding vehicle accident w/injury .6/2/09 .. .18:00
23rd Street........ .Medical assist ................... .. 6/4/09 .. .15:12
Pippin Drive ........ Structure fire ................... ... 6/5/09 .. .03:03
E. Highway 20 . . .Structure fire ................... .. .6/8/09 .. .02:48
23rd Street ........ .Structure fire ............ . . . ..5/4/09 .. .17:52
Reeves Street ..... .Rescue EMS/other ................ 6/9/09 .. .07:11
Roberts Drive ..... Dispatched/canceled ............... 6/10/09 ..11:21
Roberts Drive . . .Vehicle accident no injury ......... . .6/10/09 .11:21
23rd Street ........ .False alarm ......... . . ..... . . .6/13/09 .10:19
23rd Street ........ Alarm activation/unintentional ......... .6/13/09 .10:22
E. John Sims Pkwy .Vehicle accident no injury ......... ... 6/13/09 ..14:35
23rd Street ........EMS, excluding vehicle accident w/injury .6/14/09 .18:49
Yacht Club Drive .. .Water vehicle fire ......... . . . 6/15/09 .06:52
Redwood Avenue ...Vehicle fire .....................6/15/09 ..17:36
48th Street .........Mobile home fire/residence ...........6/15/09 ..21:46
Reeves Street . . .Smoke scare . ............. . .6/17/09 .13:56
26th Street .........Medical assist .... . . . . . . . .6/18/09 .21:39
Edgewater Drive ....False alarm ......... ............ 6/21/09 ..11:43
25th Street ........ .Dispatched/canceled ............... 6/25/09 ..17:44
SR285 . ......... .Vehicle accident/with injury . ......... .6/26/09 .20:39
E. John Sims Pkwy .Vehicle accident/cleanup ......... .. .6/27/09 .11:34
46th Street ........ .EMS excluding vehicle accident w/injury .6/28/09 .08:05
23rd Street........ .Gas leak (natural gas or LPG) ........ .6/29/09 .17:37
Lake Amick Drive. .. .Rescue EMS/other ............. ... .6/30/09 .08:03

North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls July 5
through July 13.
LOCATION SITUATION DATE TIME
Marina Cove Drive . . .Rescue EMS/other .......7/6/09 .......07:59
Merchants Way .......Rescue EMS/other .......7/6/09 .......13:50
Norwhich Circle .......EMS excluding vehicle . . .7/7/09 .......09:00
Bluewater Boulevard . .Smoke detector activation .7/7/09 ...... .17:41
White Point Road/40 .. .Dispatched/canceled . . .7/8/09 .......14:54
Raintree Boulevard . . .Smoke scare ............7/8/09 .......16:56
Rocky Bayou Bridge .. Dispatched/canceled . . .7/9/09 .......09:21
White Point Road . . .EMS excluding vehicle . . .7/10/09 . . .04:28
E. Highway 20 ........Service call ......... .. .7/10/09 . . .12:03
Lancaster Drive .......EMS excluding vehicle . . .7/10/09 . . .14:40
Location unknown . . .Vehicle accident .........7/11/09 . . .10:09
N. Bermuda Circle . . .EMS excluding vehicle . . .7/11/09 . . .14:46
Parkwood Square . . .EMS excluding vehicle . . .7/11/09 . . .18:38
Southminster Circle ... .EMS excluding vehicle . . .7/11/09 . . .20:13
Pine Street ...........Rescue EMS/other .......7/12/09 . . .19:02
Cedar Street ..........Rescue EMS/other .......7/13/09 . . .03:53
Parkwood Circle . . . .Rescue EMS/other .......7/13/09 . . .08:51


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the F-35.
However, Eglin Air Force
Base environmental spokesman
Mike Spaits said yesterday that,
while a scoping meeting is being

BLOTTER
From page A-4
two counts. On July 3 the boy
allegedly burglarized two sepa-
rate vehicles parked in residen-
tial driveways in Destin, taking a
scratch-off lottery ticket from
one vehicle and a wallet from
the other. The boy took $95
cash, a Florida driver's license
and a credit card from the wal-
let, then discarded the wallet,
which still contained a second
credit card, in a wooded area
across the street from the resi-
dence.

A 15-year-old Niceville boy, a
student, was arrested by sheriff's
deputies July 5 for vehicle theft.
The boy allegedly stole his moth-
er's car about 10 p.m. July 4 and
returned several hours later July
5. The teen allegedly told a
deputy he took the car because
"it was going to be a long walk"
to where he wanted to go.

Lauren Elizabeth Clement,
unemployed, 23, of 401-C
Niceville Ave., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
July 4 for petit theft retail and for
resisting a retail merchant.
Clement allegedly concealed
$115 worth of clothing in her
purse and left the Sears store,
300 Mary Esther Blvd., Mary
Esther, without paying. When a
store security officer asked
Clement to return the stolen
items she allegedly turned
around and ran away.

Keith Alvin McGuire, unem-
ployed, 23, of 4207 Shadow


planned for the local communi-
ty, no dates have been set. He
said the SEIS process won't
begin until a Notice of Intent is
published in Washington, and
that there wasn't a scheduled
publication date as of Tuesday.
The purpose of a "scoping"
meeting, Spaits said, is to define

Lane, Niceville, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies July 6 for pos-
session of a controlled substance
without a prescription, three
Percocet pills.

James Dean Deavers, a lawn
maintenance worker, 34, of 25
Howard St., Niceville, was
arrested by Niceville police June
23 for grand theft and for passing
a forged bill or promissory note.

Brett Tyler Grayer, unem-
ployed, 18, of 1481 Pine St.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies July 7 for burglary
and larceny greater than $10,000.
Grayer allegedly admitted that he
and another man entered a prop-
erty in the 1200 block of
Lakeshore Drive, Niceville,
around April 2009, and stole
property to include tools, a
mounted deer head and other var-
ious items valued together at
$15,000.
DUI arrests
Andy Scott Krupa, a comput-
er security expert, 31, of 110
22nd St., Winter Haven, was
arrested by Niceville police for
DUI on Highway 20 at the
Rocky Bayou Bridge, June 27 at
3:58 a.m. Krupa was also cited
for speeding after officers
clocked his vehicle on radar at 88
mph in a 45 mph zone.

Adrian Earl Bears, a kart
attendant, 26, of 2426 Duncan
Drive, Niceville, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies July 3 for
felony DUI, third arrest within
10 years, July 3 at 2:44 a.m. on
Highway 98 in Destin at the
Target parking lot.


the scope of issues to be
addressed in depth in an analysis
that will be included in the
SEIS. In addition to identifying
issues, the meeting will help
identify points of contact,
schedules and recommendations
to the federal agency doing the
study.

Thefts
A Valparaiso resident from
the 300 block of Edge Avenue
reported that sometime June 25-
26 unknown persons) stole the
Cadillac hood emblem from his
car while it was parked in the
driveway. The stolen emblem was
valued at $50.

Sometime between May 29
and June 29 unknown persons)
stole a 2006 travel trailer from a
locked and fenced storage area at
545 Valparaiso Parkway,
Valparaiso. The trailer was valued
at $40,493. Also stolen with the
trailer was a 19-inch flat screen
television, DVDs and CDs, an
equalizer hitch, food and other
miscellaneous items that had a
total value of $1,475.
Criminal Mischief
Sometime June 26-27
unknown vandal(s) used gold
spray paint to spread graffiti on
the exterior walls outside the
bathroom doors at Valparaiso's
Lincoln Park.
Other
Joseph Michael VanMaele, a
grounds keeper, 19, of 1686
Parkside Circle, Niceville, was
issued a notice to appear by sher-
iff's deputies June 26 for under-
age possession of an alcoholic
beverage.

Michael David Fry, a beach
attendant, 18, of 4563 Nautical
Court, Destin, was issued a notice
to appear by Niceville police,
subsequent to a traffic stop, July
7, for possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.


A Supplemental EIS was
ordered in the Feb. 6 Air Force
Record of Decision to beddown
59 Joint Strike Fighters starting
next year. The Air Force said an
SEIS will investigate additional
ways to mitigate the noise
impact of the F-35 on the local
community before a second


Lindsey Michelle MacDonald,
a restaurant server, 18, of 4238
Otterlake Cove, Niceville, was
issued a notice to appear by sher-
iff's deputies July 6 for posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.

Lindsey Nicole Batchelor, a
student, 19, of 4508 Berringer
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Record of Decision is made to
beddown the remaining 54 Joint
Strike Fighters as directed by
the 2005 Base Realignment and
Closure (BRAC) decision.
Spaits said the goal is to com-
plete the SEIS in time to make
the second Record of Decision
by September, 2010.

deputies July 6 for underage pos-
session of alcohol.

Rebecca Campbell Foxhall,
unemployed, 58, of 410 Evans
Road, Niceville, was issued a
notice to appear by sheriff's
deputies July 3 for retail theft.
Foxhall allegedly concealed $28
worth of merchandise without
paying at the Destin Wal-Mart,
15017 Emerald Coast Parkway.


On a different issue, Arnold
told commissioners it will prob-
ably take until the end of the
week to complete background
checks on the commission's
decision to hire Carl Scott as the
city's administrator. He said he
hoped to have the administrator
on the job by Aug. 1.

Dollie Marie Meeks, unem-
ployed, 35, of 410 Evans
Road, Niceville, was issued a
notice to appear by sheriff's
deputies July 3 for retail theft.
Meeks allegedly concealed
$142 worth of chiliii--. maga-
zines and video games without
paying at the Destin Wal-Mart,
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Water
-Store one gallon of water per
person per day (two quarts for
drinking, two quarts for food
preparation and sanitation).
-Keep at least a three-day sup-
ply of water for each person in
your household.
FOOD
-Ready-to-eat canned meats,
fruits and vegetables.
-Canned juices, milk, soup (if
powdered, store extra water).
-Staples-sugar, salt, pepper.
-High .II--\, foods-peanut
butter, jelly, crackers, granola
bars, trail mix.
-Vitamins.
-Foods for infants, elderly per-
sons or persons on special diets.
-Comfort/stress foods-cook-
ies, hard candy, sweetened cere-
als, lollipops.
-Instant coffee, tea bags.
First aid kit
-Sterile adhesive bandages
(assorted sizes).
-Antiseptic.
-2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-
6).


-Triangular bandages (3).
-4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-
6).
-Moistened towelettes.
-Hypoallergenic adhesive
tape.
-Thermometer.
-2-inch sterile roller bandag-
es (3 rolls).
-Tongue Blades (2).
-3-inch sterile roller bandag-
es (3 rolls).
-Cleansing agent/soap.
-Scissors, Tweezers, Needle.
-Latex gloves (2 pair).
-Tube of petroleum jelly or
other lubricant.
-Assorted sizes of safety
pins.
-Sunscreen.
Non-prescription drugs
-Aspirin or non-aspirin pain
reliever.
-Anti-diarrhea medication.
-Antacid (for stomach upset).
-Syrup of Ipecac (use to
induce vomiting if advised by
the Poison Control Center).
-Laxative.
-Activated charcoal (use if


advised by the Poison Control
Center).
Tools/supplies
-Mess kits, or paper cups,
plates and plastic utensils.
-Tape.
-Emergency preparedness
manual.
-Pliers.
-Battery-operated radio and
extra batteries.
-Compass.
-Flashlight and extra batter-
ies.
-Whistle.
-Cash or traveler's checks,
change.
-Tube tent.
-Non-electric can opener,
utility knife.
-Signal flare.
-Fire extinguisher small can-
ister, ABC type.
-Paper/pencil.
-Matches in a waterproof
container.
-Aluminum foil.
-Plastic storage containers.
-Needles, thread.
-Medicine dropper.


-Shut-off wrench, to turn off
household gas and water.
-Plastic sheeting.
-Insect Repellant.
-Map of the area (for locating
shelters).
Sanitation
-Toilet paper, towelettes.
-Personal hygiene items.
-Soap, liquid detergent.
-Feminine supplies.
-Plastic bucket with tight lid.
-Disinfectant.
-Household chlorine bleach.
-Plastic garbage bags, ties
(for personal sanitation uses).
Clothing and bedding
-Sturdy shoes or work boots.
-Hat and gloves.
-Thermal underwear.
-Rain gear.
-Blankets or sleeping bags.
-Sunglasses.
Special items (for baby)
-Formula.
-Diapers.
-Bottles.
-Powdered milk.
-Medications.


Special items (for
adults).
-Heart and high blood pres-
sure medication.
-Insulin.
-Prescription drug.
-Denture needs.
-Contact lenses and supplies.
-Extra eye glasses.
-Entertainment-games and
books.
-Important Family
Documents (Keep these
records in a waterproof,
portable container.).
-Will, insurance policies,
contracts, deeds, stocks and
bonds.
-Passports, social security
cards, immunization records.
-Bank account numbers.
-Credit card account numbers
and companies.
-Inventory of valuable house-
hold goods, important tele-
phone numbers.
-Family records (birth, mar-
riage, death certificates).


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members..
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trunk of your car..
-Keep items in air-tight plas-
tic bags..
-Change your stored water
supply every six months so it
stays fresh..
-Rotate your stored food
every six months..
-Review your kit and family
needs at least once a year.
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clothes, etc..
-Ask your physician or phar-
macist about storing prescrip-
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without" items that you would
want to grab in a moments
notice if you have to evacuate
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THE BAY BEACON


Wednesday, July 15, 2009


SANSOM
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Richburg's Blackberry and were
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college records through a public
records request to the State
Attorney's office in Tallahassee:
Among the e-mails released
by the college:
-On May 25, 2008: "The
attached are some quick
thoughts on areas for a perform-
ance contract," Richburg e-
mailed Rep. Sansom from his
college email account.
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same day from his myflorida-
house.gov email account: "Do
you have a private e-mail(?)
Mine is..."
Richburg responded a few
hours later to Sansom: "Good
idea. See above" (referring to
Richburg's personal email
address on the message.)
-On June 10, 2008, Sansom
e-mailed Richburg from his
personal e-mail account:
"Really enjoyed lunch yester-
day. Attached is the contract we
discussed. Ray." The subject
line of Sansom's e-mail was
titled "OWC contract" and
included a draft proposal for a


vice-president of external
affairs at the college. The pro-
posed contract for a position
that did not yet exist called for
an annual salary of $110,000,
with the contractor, presumably
Sansom, being responsible for
all taxes, cell phone or other
reimbursable expenses that nor-
mally would be paid by the col-
lege. The term of the contract
was "from December 2008-
May 2010" and called for the
contractor to become a full-
time employee with all benefits
in June 2010, presumably after
Sansom was term-limited out of
office.
-Richburg appears to have
responded to Sansom's draft
contract in a June 17 e-mail
from his home computer to
Sansom's home, using cross
outs to make minor changes in
the document
Sansom accepted the unad-
vertised, part-time college vice-
presidency Nov. 18-the same
day he was sworn in as the
Florida Speaker of the House.
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sonnel action to the published
agenda of a board of trustees
meeting Nov. 18, keeping the
job offer out of the press until
trustees approved Sansom's hir-
ing as part of a routine person-
nel agenda that is normally part
of a consent agenda not usually
questioned by trustees.
The Nov. 18 trustees meet-
ing occurred in the evening,
after the Beacon's press time.
Richburg e-mailed Sansom's
spokesperson, Jill Chamberlain,
the next morning: "All went so
well last night. Only a reporter
from a (sic) the Bay Beacon
attended and his paper is a
weekly. Sylvia (Bryan, the col-
lege's official spokesperson)
will release the info in a few
minutes and I sent you a copy
of the e-mail to college employ-
ees."
Despite Richburg's subse-
quent comments that Sansom's
hiring would not be controver-
sial, the high-paying part-time
job generated a deeper look at
the legislator's relationship


with the college.
Sansom resigned his college
job, effective Jan. 30, just two
months after being hired. He
was subsequently forced out as
Speaker of the House by fellow
Republicans, although he
remains a representative.
Richburg and Sansom were
subsequently both indicted on
felony charges of official mis-
conduct and perjury.
Richburg was fired by the
college board of trustees after
his indictment.
Last month, a special inves-
tigator appointed by the Florida
House leadership concluded
that there was sufficient proba-
ble cause to believe that
Sansom violated House Rules
and could reasonably cause the
complainant to lose faith and
confidence in the integrity of
the Florida House of
Representatives in three
instances involving his relation-
ship to the college. The House
could impose sanctions ranging
from a fine to a reprimand to
expulsion.


School district


offers incentive


for retirement


By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
Okaloosa County School dis-
trict employees have a one-
month window within which they
may choose to retire early and
receive an incentive bonus for
doing so, an option that was
approved at Monday night's
school board meeting.
Employees who are at least 60
years old or with at least 28 years
of experience (recognized by the
Florida Retirement System) who
retire by Aug. 14 will receive, as a
bonus, 2 percent of their base
salary for each month they retire
earlier than expected, with a cap at
50 percent of base pay, said Mike
Foxworthy, officer of human
resources for the district.
Additionally, he said, if
employees choose to take advan-
tage of this time-limited offer they
may not also choose to enter the
Deferred Retirement Option
Program (DROP). Only those
who have not committed to any


other type of retirement program
are eligible for the 50 percent
retirement bonus. However, if
already in the DROP program and
an early retirement is chosen dur-
ing this time frame, those employ-
ees will have the end of their
DROP period as their expected
retirement date.
"DROP is a high incentive pro-
gram," said Foxworthy, "but we
do expect some to take advantage
of this offer."
According to Howard Hill,
District 5 school board member,
the district has $1.4 million in
"retirement reserve" out of which
the funds for the offer will come.
Hill estimated that 10 or fewer
will take advantage of the offer.
"Any time we can offer some-
thing to the membership, it's
good," said Karen Peek, newly
elected president of the Okaloosa
County Education Association,
the teachers union. "There aren't
really any downsides to it. I can't
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THE BAY BEACON.


Page A-9


Location:
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Public Library


The Inquiring Photographer -MikeGriffith


What do you think about Alaska Governor

Sarah Palin's resignation?


"I'm glad she resigned. "It's a complete mys-
I don't like any of the tery to me."
politicians, and she
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"I'm sorry to see her "She should have fin-
leave office. I hope she ished out her term. It
has a long political would have helped her
career. She's a great politically."
lady, and Alaska's loss
might be the United
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"She says she wants "I think she did a lot of
to run for president, good, especially for chil-
but personally, I prefer dren with disabilities. I
Obama. Palin has too hope she runs for presi-
many family issues to dent in 2012. I think a lot
be a good leader." of men are intimidated
by her."


James Mason, 73,
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Mark Levin, 72,
Niceville,
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Bill Readdy, 78,
Bluewater Bay,
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Lois Pellnitz,
Bluewater Bay,
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Brittany Boothe, 16,
Niceville,
Rocky Bayou Christian
School student


Ashley Jackson, 25,
Niceville,
mom


Why are drainage

ponds so ugly?
ponds so ugly?


Carol Green
Niceville
Kudos to Terry Porch for the
article printed in the last Beacon.
Before I read the newspaper that
morning my husband and I were
commenting on how ugly the
drainage ponds were throughout
our city. Then as I read the
Beacon I saw the article on "City
buys land for drainage pond."
I know that the EPA
"requires" the drainage ponds.
My question is why do they have
to be so ugly. Why can't we land-
scape them and maintain them to
look better, as was "promised"
when the road construction was
announced?
It looks like a slum with a
chain-link fence and a concrete
wall with standing, mosquito-
infested water.


Our city grounds maintenance
crew was to be commended when
they installed the lights for
Christmas, and the flowers and
shrubbery year round were beau-
tiful. Now when visitors enter our
city they see ugly drainage ponds
and light poles with flaking paint,
and dead grass and weeds after
they pass over the Rocky Bayou
bridge. What does it say about us,
and the community leaders who
live here?
We all should be ashamed that
we, of all cities, did not have a
fireworks program, so close to
the largest Air Force base in the
country. That we, as citizens,
could not have had a drive to col-
lect the monies needed.
DeFuniak had a fireworks
program that was beautiful.
Where is our Niceville pride?


Recycle revenue

finances fireworks


MJ Stiles
Niceville
As we are all aware, something
was missing from our 4th of July
celebration in Niceville this year.
As chamber members, we
were informed late last year that
the Niceville/Valp. chamber was
not going to sponsor our annual
fireworks any longer. The reason
given had something to do with
"this economy."
So, this year we attended the
fireworks display at Hurlburt
Field, where my husband is sta-
tioned. We had attended this cele-
bration in the past, as well as
Niceville's display. Hurlburt Field
puts on an impressive show, as
Niceville used to.
What I learned this year, and
had not known previously;
Hurlburt Field pays for the entire
show and activities with revenue
generated from recycling.
Hurlburt Field is a small base but
they are diligent about recycling
and, evidently, it pays off.
So, here's my question; why


can't a city the size of Niceville do
the same thing? We have asked
city officials, in the past, where the
revenue generated from recycling
goes and we were given the
bureaucratic runaround. In other
words, no real answer.
I felt a little less proud to be a
Niceville/ Valp. area resident this
year. Four generations of our fam-
ily have attended this annual cele-
bration. We should also keep in
mind that people are more likely
to purchase their own (illegal) fire-
works in search of entertainment.
This could lead to more accidents,
injuries and fires, i.e.; more 911
calls, and more lost revenue.
Let's not give up quite so easi-
ly. We all know how special our
community is. It is not our charac-
ter to just give up and become like
any other "bedroom" community.
We should not make excuses and
hide behind broad statements like;
"in this economy..." In this econo-
my we should become innovative
and remain strong because we
have a lot to be proud of!


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Valp. eyes ex-mayor for administrator

Carl Scott led larger city in Mississippi for four years


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Valparaiso city commission-
ers ranked a former Mississippi
mayor as their first choice to
fill the city's administrator
position.
At a special meeting
Thursday, Mayor Bruce Arnold
and city commissioners Brent
Smith, Tom Miller and
Heyward Strong interviewed
three top applicants, then
ranked them in order of prefer-
ence. Twenty seven people sub-
mitted applications for the job.
Carl L. Scott, 53, the former
mayor of Petal, Miss., was the
commission's top choice, fol-
lowed by Malcolm Foley of
Shalimar and Frank Thomas of
Mulberry, Fla. A fourth appli-
cant selected to be interviewed


told the city
he was
withdraw-
ing his
name from
considera-
tion.
Having
ranked the
applicants,
the city Carl Scott
commis-
sion won't actually offer the job
to Scott until it does a back-
ground check and contacts his
references. As of Monday after-
noon, that process was still in
progress.
Commissioners also agreed
last week to offer Scott an
annual starting salary of
$52,500, according to the
mayor. The administrator posi-


tion had been advertised as
paying between $40,000 to
$55,000, depending on experi-
ence.
Scott told commissioners
that he had spent the past four
years as the elected mayor of
Petal, a Mississippi town of
about 13,000 located close to
Hattiesburg. Petal suffered sig-
nificant damage from
Hurricane Katrina. Scott was
paid a salary of $51,500 a year
as mayor according to his
resume, but was defeated for
reelection this year. The
Mississippian said he planned
to move to Florida if the city
offered him the job. He said he
could be available within about
two weeks.
Scott is also part owner of a
Mississippi construction com-


pany, and in the past owned
garbage hauling companies in
Florida and in Mississippi.
As mayor, Scott supervised
a workforce of 139 city
employees and an annual
municipal budget of around $8
million. Petal also transitioned
from a partially volunteer fire
department to a completely
paid department during his
term of office, he said.
Valparaiso has about half as
many residents as Petal, has a
budget that totals around $7
million (including enterprise
funds like the city-owned cable
TV system, water, sewer and
garbage) and a total of slightly
more than 50 city employees.
Scott provided commission-
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TAX
From page A-1

County's preliminary tax rolls,
according to figures provided by
the property appraiser. The sec-
ond $25,000 Homestead exemp-
tion shielded $954 million,
while the tangible personal
property exemption removed
$101 million from taxation this
year. The "portability" of home-
stead exemption cut nearly $20


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million from the county's tax
rolls for 2009, while the 10 per-
cent cap on value increases for
non-homesteaded property kept
more than $64 million off the
county's tax rolls.
In addition to the new
exemptions, the first $25,000
Homestead Exemption, which
has been the law for several
years, shielded nearly $1.15 bil-
lion from property tax rolls for
the county this year, bringing
the major property exemptions
total to nearly $2.3 billion for
the county this year.
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county budget makers this year,
Okaloosa County's preliminary
tax rolls for 2009 shrank by
nearly 6.9 percent, or $1.2 bil-
lion, because of drooping prop-
erty values, according to the
property appraiser's figures.
Preliminary tax rolls for
Okaloosa Schools-exempted
from the second $25,000
Homestead exemption-were
trimmed by $185 million this
year due to the new constitution-
al amendment. That means the
school board still gets to tax
about $954 million in property
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Smith said any tax savings
for county property owners are
dependent on the county, school
board and other local taxing
authorities not raising millage
rates. Local taxing authorities
won't finalize their millage rates
until after Truth in Millage
(TRIM) notices are mailed to
property owners in August.
Locally, the exemptions
granted property owners by the
2008 constitutional amendment
removed a total of:
-Nearly $90 million from
the preliminary tax rolls of the
city of Niceville.
-Almost $22 million lopped
off Valparaiso's preliminary tax
rolls.
-More than $31 million cut
from the preliminary tax rolls of
the East Niceville Fire District.
-Nearly $94 million cut
from the North Bay Fire
District's tax roll.
Last year Smith said the
average property owner saved
about $190 on his tax bill, due to
the 2008 property tax amend-
ment. Proponents of the amend-
ment had claimed an average of
$240 in tax savings. Smith said
the lower savings for Okaloosa
County property owners was
due to lower ad valorem proper-
ty tax rates in this county.
Smith also noted last year
that the so-called "recapture
rule" also diluted the savings
from the "portability" portion of
the amendment. He explained
that the rule was created in 1994
when the Legislature imple-
mented Amendment 10, the
"Save Our Homes" (SOH)
amendment. In a period of soar-
ing property values, SOH was
designed to shield homeowners
from being taxed out of their
homes. SOH limited annual
increase of assessed values on
homesteaded properties to the
annual inflation rate, or 3 per-
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EX-MAYOR
From page A-10
ers copies of the zoning and
planning ordinances and emer-
gency response plans that he
had authored during his term
as mayor. He said he had also
authored the city's comprehen-
sive plan and had obtained
approximately $2.7 million in
grants.
However, unlike the other
two candidates, Scott has little
municipal experience in
Florida.
Commissioner Miller asked
Scott if he was aware of the
requirements of Florida's
Sunshine Law-a law com-
missioners have been accused
of violating by lawyers suing
the city on behalf of
Okaloosa's County. Scott said
he wasn't familiar with the
Sunshine law. However, after
getting a brief description of
the law's prohibitions against
two or more elected officials
meeting privately to discuss
issues that they may be reason-


ably expected to vote on, he
responded that it was similar
to a Mississippi law, whose
name he couldn't recall.
The Valparaiso position
came open when former city
administrator Lisa Algiere
resigned June 12 to accept a
job as the city manager of
Dunnellon, a small town
southwest of Ocala. Algiere
started working for Valparaiso
Sept. 6, 2005, but had per-
formed her duties for the last
15 months of her tenure from
her home near Tampa. Arnold
said the long-distance relation-
ship proved unsatisfactory.
Foley, the commission's
second choice, told Valparaiso
officials that he had skimmed
through Valparaiso's compre-
hensive plans and found they
were in immediate need of
updating. Foley had been
employed by the city of Fort
Walton Beach as a planning
manager for a dozen years,
until May when the position
was consolidated and his job
eliminated.


Names sought


for Hall of Fame


Nominations of Niceville's
exceptional women for the
Okaloosa County Women's
Hall of Fame are due July 20 to
The Okaloosa County
Commission on the Status of
Women (OCCSW).
Nominees must have lived
or worked in Okaloosa County
and made significant contribu-
tions to the improvement of


life for the county's women
and other citizens through art,
agriculture, athletics, business,
community service, education,
environment, government,
health, humanities, law, philan-
thropy and/or science. A nomi-
nee may be living or deceased.
More details and nomina-
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win against DeFuniak Springs, 15-5, then went head-to-head with the Niceville American
team, winning 9-5. In the championship game, the team's offensive strengths made the dif-
ference as it won, 8-7. From left: front row, Bryar Reinhardt, Harrison Dorsett, Connor Walsh,
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By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
Rocky Bayou Christian
School (RBCS) has temporarily
filled its vacant superintendent
position with founding director
Robert L. Grete.
"Dr. Grete was graciously
willing to step in for the transi-
tion period," said Harold
Thomas, president of the
school's board of directors.
"He's hoping it won't be long,
though it will certainly be
through the summer."
Grete, 73, said, "For 35 years
my wife and I have poured our
lives into the RBCS ministry. It
has power-
fully influ-
enced the
lives of my
t children and
grandchil-
P a y dren, and
hundreds of
children in
other fami-
lies that
Bob Grete desire to
train their
children to influence our society
by applying God's principles."
Based on his belief in the
school's relevancy and in spite
of giving way to his "first love"
of actually being in the class-
room for the last four years,
Grete said, "after a season of
prayer" and with the agreement
that the appointment would be
short term, he felt stepping in
for the interim "would be the
thing to do."


The position was unexpect-
edly vacated when, on June 22,
Donald Larson, superintendent
for the last four years, notified
the board of his acceptance of
the position as headmaster at an
inner-city school in North
Carolina. Working in an inner-
city setting has been a long-
time passion of his, he previ-
ously told a Beacon reporter.
According to Thomas, the
board will get together some-
time this week to set up a
search committee.
There has already been one
applicant, a headmaster of a
Christian school in Florida, who
was interviewed and has taken a
tour of the school, though no
follow-up communication has
occurred between the prospect
(who is on vacation) and the
board of directors, said Grete,
also a member of the board.
"No one (pi% '|\kc!ii\ L appli-
cant) is ruled out," said
Thomas. Names of current
school staff, as well as out-of-
state prospects may apply. "We
do have bylaws, and names
have to be submitted to board
members. Whoever is chosen
has to meet certain qualifica-
tions, of course. But now that
we have Dr. Grete filling in
there's no panic. We can think
things through. But we will find
someone who can provide ade-
quate leadership."
As of July 8, Grete had not
yet received a contract from the
school, but said he agreed to a
two-month commitment.


With the recent extreme
temperatures, Turkey Creek has
seen an increase in use.
The Niceville Police
Department reminds the public
that boat traffic along this pop-
ular waterway is restricted dur-
ing the summer.
Gas-operated boat motors
(also known as outboard


motors) are not allowed along
the waterway between 8 a.m.
and 8 p.m. from April 1 to
Sept. 30. A no-wake zone
applies year round.
Anyone found not comply-
ing with these rules is in viola-
tion of Florida law and city of
Niceville Ordinance and is sub-
ject to a $90 penalty.


Key Club contributes
Rachel Braziel, Key Club lieutenant governor and Tim Parsons, NHS Key Club adviser, pres-
ents a check for $1,400 to Michael Davis, president of Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club, in
support of the Children's Miracle Network. The Kiwanis Club collected an additional $3,300
for a total donation of $4,700 to the Sacred Heart Children's Hospital.


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NHS at Duke
Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Potter, 919th Maintenance Squadron propul-
sion flight chief, briefs cadets from Niceville High School's Junior ROTC program about MC-
130E aircraft engine maintenance June 30 as part of the 919th Special Operations Wing's
Junior ROTC Day. Four other high school Junior ROTC programs also visited, getting tours
of the life support shop, maintenance, and even a short flight on an MC-130E. Approximately
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Zach Floyd, son of Michael
and Glenda Floyd and a 2004
graduate of
Niceville
High
School,
graduated
cum laude
May 1 from
the
University
of Florida's
Zach Floyd College of
Engineering
with a Bachelor of Science
degree in software engineering.
He will remain in the
Gainesville area working as a
Web designer and program
integrator.

Natalie Griggs, Niceville, a
graduate of the Collegiate High
School of Northwest Florida
State
College,
recently
received a
three-year
certificate
from The
Church of
Jesus Christ
of Latter-
day Saints' Natalie Griggs
Early
Morning Seminary. She will
complete her fourth year at
Brigham Young University in
Utah, where she will attend
college. Six other students
from 10 area congregations
were awarded Morning
Seminary graduation docu-
ments or yearly certificates.
The daily scripture study
class, held at
5:45 each
morning
before school,
included stud-
ies in the Old
and New Testaments, the Book
of Mormon and church history.
The students, their teachers,
church leaders and hundreds of
family members and friends
gathered for the annual semi-
nary graduation ceremony at
the church's Niceville chapel
on Palm Boulevard. At the cer-
emony, Griggs sang a solo, "Be
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Code Red warnings

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Okaloosa County's Code Red
Weather Warnings have been
upgraded.
Now, when residents miss the
call and want to get the last mes-
sage that was sent, they can call
the 866-419-5000 number back
and hear the last message. This
number will automatically show
up on your phone in order to call
and get the message. The old sys-
tem did not allow this feature.
The Code Red


Weather Warning system is a new
feature that will physically call
residents if there are severe weath-
er warnings in their area of
Okaloosa County. It also works on
TDD/TTY phones for the hearing
impaired.
Call 651-7150 to register for
Ready Okaloosa and the Code
Red Weather Warning System, or
register online at okaloosafl.com.
The Web site also carries road and
weather updates.


Toastmaster perfection
The Emerald Coast Toastmasters Club earned the 2008-2009 President's Distinguished Club
achievement for meeting 10 out of 10 goals on the Toastmasters International's Distinguished Club
Program. Club president Esin Gershaw, left, and vice president for education Derrick Richardson,
organized a celebration party at Luke's Place at Eglin Air Force Base. Gershaw was voted '08-'09
Mentor of the Year, while club treasurer Dennis Beabout was voted '08-'09 Toastmaster of the Year.


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Navy Senior Chief Petty
Officer Joey R. Short, a 1975
graduate of Niceville Senior High
School, along with more than
2,500 sailors and Marines from
the Bataan Amphibious Ready
Group (BATARG), Norfolk, Va.,
and 22nd Marine Expeditionary
Unit (22nd MEU), Camp Lejeune,
N. C., are currently deployed to
support Maritime Security
Operations, provide crisis
response capability, and increase
theater security cooperation and
forward Naval presence in the
Fifth and Sixth Fleet areas of
operation.
During a port call in Palma de
Mallorca, Spain, the sailors and
Marines hosted tours aboard ship.
They also volunteered to assist
residents and refurbish the
grounds at the Association
Sindrome de Down de Beleares,
dedicated to helping persons with
Down Syndrome. The sailors and
Marines also had the opportunity
to participate in bicycling and
kayaking tours, tours of Palma
City, the Caves of Drach and
Costa Nord.
Bataan also recently commem-
orated the Battle of Midway,
wearing uniforms as they were
worn in 1942 and playing Midway
announcements throughout the
day over the ship's general
announcing system.
Four midshipmen from the


U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis,
Md., who spent three weeks
aboard the Bataan, were paired
with enlisted sailors who helped
prepare the future officers for
shipboard life and acquire tools to
become effective leaders.
Bataan transited the Suez
Canal and entered the Fifth Fleet's
area of responsibility, relieving the
USS Boxer Amphibious Group.
The 22nd MEU performed the
first ship-to-shore emergency
medical evacuation from the
Bataan using the new MV-22B
Ospreys. The V-22 is a joint serv-
ice, multi-mission aircraft with
vertical take-off and landing
(VTOL) capability and performs
missions as effectively as a con-
ventional helicopter while also
having the long-range cruise abili-
ties of a twin turboprop aircraft.
ARGs usually include an
amphibious squadron (PHI-
BRON), an amphibious assault
ship (LHA/D), amphibious trans-
port dock (LPD), dock landing
ship (LSD), embarked Naval sup-
port elements and an embarked
MEU.
The BATARG is comprised of
the multi-purpose amphibious
assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5),
the amphibious transport dock
USS Ponce (LPD 15) and the
amphibious dock landing ship
USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).
The BATARG and 22nd MEU
provide the combatant command-
er a versatile sea-based force that
can be tailored to a variety of mis-
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littoral and inland environments in
support of the Navy's Maritime
Strategy.
The 22nd MEU includes a
Ground Combat Element,
Battalion Landing Team 3rd
Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment;
Aviation Combat Element,
Marine Medium Tiltrotor
Squadron 263 (reinforced);
Logistics Combat Element,
Combat Logistics Battalion 22;
and its command element.
Short joined the Navy in
November 1990.


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Ruckel cheer champs
The Ruckel cheerleaders went to Cheer Camp at the University of West Florida, Pensacola, June
29-July 2, and won first place for their Home Pom routine. The girls also won the Spirit Stick, Camp
Champs and the Tradition Award. Aubrey-Joy O'Brien, Kristi Summerlin, and Rebekah Frisbee
each qualified for the UCAAII-stars team and will perform at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
in New York City. The team is coached by Pam Herman. From left: back row, coach Pam Herman,
Serrena Cowell, Haley Armstrong, Danielle Trease, Maddie Casal, Aubrey-Joy O'Brien, Emma
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Bluewater Elementary 100%
Okaloosa Schools Superintendent Dr. Alexis Tibbetts honored the fourth and fifth grade teach-
ers at Bluewater Elementary School, along with principal Janet Norris, at the June School
Board meeting. One-hundred percent of the fourth graders at BES scored levels 3-5 on the
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in reading and mathematics. The fourth grade teach-
ers, above, are, from left, Kay Mason, Neva Webb, Carol Swanick, Tonya Johnson, Cara Rea,
and Kelly Dean. Also, 100 percent of the fifth graders scored levels 3-5 on the FCAT in mathe-
matics and placed fifth in the state in reading and science. The fifth grade teachers, below, from
left, are Gaile Pfledderer, Alyson Lofe, Barbara Hancock, Lauren Brown, and Dana Young.


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7:45 Holy Communion
10:00 Family Communion Service
Ministries providedfor children,
nursery through 8th grade
Wednesday Night Student Ministry
6:30-8:00 "Encounter"
(6th-12th grade)
250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin
Church Office: 850-837-6324
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1407 E. John Sims


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ST. JUDE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Sunday Services
Holy Eucharist 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Christian Education 9:15 a.m.
Wednesday
Men's Breakfast 6:45 a.m.
Sewing Guild 9:00 a.m.
Chapel Service 11:00 a.m.
678-7013 200 N. Partin Drive, Niceville
(across from Ruckel Middle School) www.stjudes.us info@stjudes.us

Niceville Church of God
S Everyone Welcome!
Sunday School .......... 9:45 a.m.
Worship ..............10:45 a.m.
Sunday Evening .........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday ............ 7:00 p.m.
Ministry for ALL Ages!
Pastor Tony Taylor ~ pastor@ncog.gccoxmail.com
206 Palm Blvd N. ~ Church: 850-729-1221


NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
130 N. PARTIN DR., NICEVILLE
CHURCH OFFICE (850) 729-0733
Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:15 a.m.
Bishop and Mrs. T.P. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Bishop and Mrs. T.P. b n
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Flag waver
American Realty honors July 4 every year by placing flags along the streets in many of the local
area neighborhoods. The vehicle-decorating contest was a big hit with agents and administrative
staff. Shown here is Sharlyn Thomas, who delivered flags to the Niceville area. ERAAmerican has
distributed 30,000 flags throughout Okaloosa and south Santa Rosa counties since 1987.


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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF VALPARAISO
Lead Pastor T.J. Kollar Engaging...God
Connecting...with others
S Serving...all"
SUNDAY WEDNESDAYS
Morning Bible Study Mid Week
9:30 a.m.n Prayer Service
Morning Celebration 6:00 p.m.


Service 11:00 a.m.
Evening Bible Study
5:00 p.m.


444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.org
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RBCS graduates reap scholarships


Rocky Bayou Christian
Academy 2009 graduate schol-
arship awards totaled more than
$3 million. They were present-
ed at the baccalaureate and
commencement ceremony at
Rocky Bayou Baptist Church
June 5.
Awards went to:
Halal Allen-Northwest
Florida State College; Florida
Medallion Scholar
Joshua Allen-University
of Florida; Florida Academic
Scholar; Niceville Exchange
Club Student of the Year
Mary Balthazar-
Northwest Florida State
College; Florida Medallion
Scholar
Lindsey Beno-Auburn
University, full tuition and
books; Florida Medallion
Scholar


JoAnn
Northwest
College


Boughman-
Florida State


Amanda Bryan-
Northwest Florida State
College; Florida Medallion
Scholar
Matthew Carrier-
Northwest Florida State
College
Sara Abby Chapman-
Auburn University, National
Merit Scholar, full tuition, room
and board, technology
allowance and semester abroad;
Florida Academic Scholar;


University
Scholarship;
Alabama
Samford
Scholarship
Mark
Northwest


of Florida
University of
Scholarships;
University

Chasteen-
Florida State


College; Florida Medallion
Scholar, test scores pending
Jin Keong Choi-Korean
University
Austin Denigan-Samford
University, Academic and
Please see RBCS, page B-5


Rocky Bayou Christian School graduate Anna Keipert listens as principal Michael Mosley recounts some of the highlights of her
high school career during commencement ceremonies June 5.


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RBCS
From page B-4
Founders Scholarships; Florida
Medallion Scholar; Air Force
ROTC Scholarship; Belhaven
College Scholarship
Ben Donahue-United
States Coast Guard
Curtis Duval-Northwest
Florida State College; Florida
Medallion Scholar
Crystal Farmer-
University of West Florida,
Honors Program; Florida
Medallion Scholar; Westmont
College Scholarship
Natalie Fleming-Baylor
University, Scholarship; Florida
Academic Scholar; Southern
Methodist University
Scholarship; Rhodes College
Scholarship; Twin Cities
Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
Sarah Frasier-Samford
University, National Merit
Scholar, tuition, fees, room and
board; Florida Academic
Scholar; Belhaven College
Scholarship; King's College
Scholarship


Gary Frey-University of
Alabama, Presidential and
Engineering Scholarships;
Auburn University Scholarship;
Florida Academic Scholar;
Knights of Columbus
Scholarship
Justin Gallagher-
Northwest Florida State College
Tyler Glenn-Northwest
Florida State College; Florida
Medallion Scholar
Christopher Hinson-
Samford University, Academic
Scholarship; Florida Academic
Scholar; Southeastern
University Scholarship; Baylor
University Scholarship; Texas
Christian University
Scholarship
John Hoskins-United
States Marine Corps
Clint Huisken-Northwest
Florida State College; Florida
Medallion Scholar; Palm Beach
Atlantic Scholarship
Jasmine Jacquay-Palm
Beach Atlantic University,
President's and Academic
Scholarships; Florida Academic
Scholar; Belhaven College


Scholarship; Ouachita Baptist
University Scholarship
Sillo Jin-Korean
University
Yunho John-Austin
Community College
Luke Jolly-University of
Florida; Florida Academic
Scholar


Rebeccah Jones-
Pensacola Christian College;
Trinity College Scholarship
James Kaim-Palm Beach
Atlantic University, Academic
Scholarship; Florida Medallion
Scholar; Belhaven College
Scholarship; Mississippi
College Scholarship
Anna Keipert-University
of West Florida, Presidential


Scholarship; Florida Medallion
Scholar
Jamie Kim-University of
California at San Diego
Myung Kwan Kim-Emory
University
Hoa Ly-University of
Florida; Florida Academic
Scholar, pending June test


scores; Polytechnic University
Scholarship; Purdue University
Scholarship
Darrin Lyon-Troy
University, Chancellor's
Scholarship; Florida Medallion
Scholar; Samford University
Scholarship; Belhaven College
Scholarship; Philadelphia Bible
College Scholarship
Elizabeth McMahon-


Northwest Florida State
College; Florida Medallion
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Blood drives
Wednesday, July 15: Woodlawn
Baptist Church, 824N Ferdon
Street, Crestview, 1-6 p.m.
Thursday,
July 16: Eglin
Hospital, 8:30
a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, July
17: Eglin 33rd
Fighter Wing, 1009 Nomad Way,
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, July 19: Christ Our
Redeemer Church, White Point
Road (Mid-Bay Bridge) Niceville, 8
a.m.-1 p.m.
Online Scout auction
The annual Online/Silent
Auction for Boy Scout Troop 52 of
Valparaiso is on. Auction items are
listed online for bidding at
troop52.valp.net. The final bids will
be taken at the AMVETS Post 78 on
July 17, 5-7:30 p.m., during the
troop spaghetti dinner. Items
include an overnight stay, restaurant
certificates, gift baskets, and more.
Free, reduced lunches
Okaloosa County has released
its policy for free and reduced price
meals for the 2009-10 school year.
Household size and income cri-
teria will be used to determine eligi-
bility. Children from families whose
income is at or below certain levels
may be eligible for free or reduced-
price meals. To qualify for the pro-
gram, households must complete an
application.
To review a copy of the district's
policy, or for questions, call Arleen
Hamilton, 301-3020.
Job fair planned
The city of Crestview will host
the North Okaloosa Career & Job
Fair July 15 at the Crestview
Community Center, 1446
Commerce Drive, Crestview, 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Approximately 50
employers will represent defense
contractors, aviation, manufactur-
ing, law enforcement, medical and
many other career fields.
Educational opportunities will also
be represented. The career fair is
open to the public. Six one-hour
seminars will be presented for job
seekers:
10:15-11:15 a.m.-Applying for
federal jobs
10:30-11:30 a.m.-Workplace
DNA
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Resumes
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Starting
your own business
12:45-1:45 p.m.-Applying for
federal jobs
1:00-2:00 p.m.-Changing
careers
Christian apologist slated
Frank Turek, a Christian apolo-
gist, will speak at Northwest Florida
State College July 16 at 6:30 p.m. in
the college K-mall (Building K).
Turek co-
authored the
book "I Don't
INA Have Enough
Faith to be an
Atheist" and is
founder and pres-
ident of CrossExamined.Org, which
specializes in equipping Christians
in college to answer the intellectual
objections prevalent on college
campuses.
Turek will have a Q&A session,
in which he welcomes opposing
viewpoints. Admission is free.
Tax incentive seminar
Have you been wondering what
the new tax incentive is and if
you're eligible for it? Financial
expert and author Ed Oneto will be
on hand July 16 to answer these and
other pertinent questions when
ECAR hosts "The $8,000 Tax
Incentive and How to Get It."
The seminar is free. It will be
conducted from 1-3 p.m. at the
ECAR building on Hollywood
Blvd. in Ft. Walton Beach.
Info: 243-6145 or click on
emeraldcoastrealtors.com.
Model airplane demo
The Valparaiso Community
Library will host a demonstration
by the Eglin
Aero Club
Thursday, July
16, 1 p.m. This
program is for
tween and teen
patrons and is
open to all area students between
the ages of 10 and 18. Info:
729-5406.
Adventure Club bike ride
Thursday, July 16, 8: 30 a.m.
Bike ride in the Sandestin
resort/subdivision, east of Destin.
Meet at the Bayside tennis courts.


Early lunch after the ride at a near-
by restaurant. Honcho: Chuck and
Carol Dujsik (269-0556).
Pocket Constitutions
The Republican Club of
Okaloosa County has initiated an
effort to put a copy of the U.S.
Constitution and the Declaration of
Independence into the pockets of
every public middle school and high
school student and teacher in
Okaloosa County by Sept. 17. That
day has been designated
Constitution Day in honor of the
fact the original document was
signed that date in 1787. See consti-
tutioncenter.org/ConstitutionDay/
for more historical data.
The Pocket Constitution Project
must raise $5,000 to purchase and
distribute 20,000 copies of our
founding documents at a cost of 25
cents each. Call Mike Kiser, 499-
0363, or Brian Mitchell, 240-4457,
for information on how to make a
donation.
Presidential Experience
The Emerald Coast Conference
Center will display the American
Presidential Experience through
Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m..
Admission is adults $12, students
$9, children (6 through 12 years of
age) $7, and under 5 free. A $3 dis-
count will be offered to all active
duty and retired military as well as
first responders. Family rates will
also be available. Tickets can be
purchased at the convention center
or online at presidentialexperi-
ence.com.
Info: 609-3800.
Camp Brave Heart
Emerald Coast Hospice will
offer a camp for children this sum-
mer. Camp Brave Heart is designed
for children, ages 7-14, who have
experienced the loss of a loved one.
Regardless of the type of loss or the
reason for the loss, all children
throughout the area are invited to
apply to attend Camp Brave Heart.
A prior affiliation with Emerald
Coast Hospice is not a prerequisite.
The camp will be held at Camp
Timpoochee located in Niceville
July 17-20. Volunteer applications
to assist are being accepted. For
more information or to receive an
application for a child to attend or to
volunteer, call Jim Vail, chaplain or
Susie Chestnut, account executive,
at 689-0300 or go to
gentiva.com/hospice.
Model airplane show
Radio Controlled Air Show,
Free admission, Saturday, July 18, 9
a.m.-3 p.m., Mullet Festival
Grounds, Niceville. Proceeds Go To
Wounded Warrior Program charity.
Featuring: Eglin Color Guard, fly-
ing demos by Acrobatics, 3-D, war-
birds, gliders, helicopter and even
turbine jet demonstration, Ranger
snake exhibit, live music, food ven-
dors, lots of raffles, Purple Heart
awards and guest speakers, Food
vendors and the Wounded Warriors
Fly-Over By WWII AT6 Texans.
Eglin Aero Club is a private org.
and is not part of Eglin AFB or the
DOD or any of its components.
Adventure Club canoe ride
Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m.
Kayak/canoe trip on Coldwater
Creek. Rentals
are available via
Bob's Canoe and
Kayak Rentals.
It's best to call a
few days ahead
for rentals. Call 623-5457. Bob's is
located on Munson Highway, about
7 miles east and north of Milton.
Meet by the bridge across from
Bob's Rentals. From here those
with their own kayaks will caravan
to the public put-in spot, which is
across the creek from Bob's private
put-in spot. Bring a picnic lunch
and lots of drinking water. Honcho:
Bruce Blackwelder (301-9452) and
Pat Downey (cell 974-9591).
Grid, cheer registration
Niceville Football Little League
registration for football and cheer-
leading will take place on Saturday,
July 18, and July 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
at Niceville City Hall for ages 5-12.


Registration fee $90 for football and
$75 for cheerleading (an additional
city Of Niceville Usage Fee of $10
for in-city and $20 out-of-city resi-
dence will be collected with each
registration). A birth certificate
copy and a current picture for the
league ID cards will be mandatory
for football registration to be
accepted. Info: Mary Quinn,
729-1280
Free gospel concert
Azure (a gospel acapella male
quartet) will give a free concert at
Niceville Church of Christ, 801
John Sims Pkwy., Sunday, July 19,
1 p.m. It will last about an hour.
VBS planned
Niceville Church of Christ is
having VBS July 20-24, 5:30-8:30
p.m. The theme is Crocodile Dock.
It will be for ages
entering kinder-
garten through
those who fin-
ished fifth grade
last year. Also,
for parents, there will be a special
seminar called "Making Children
Mind Without Losing Yours."
David Copeland, youth and fam-
ily minister, will facilitate this
workshop. The seminar will be held
6- 8 pm. The cost is $10 for work-
book material. Seating is limited.
For reservations: 678-2911.
Adventure Club bike ride
Tuesday, July 21, 4:30 p.m.
Bike ride on Pensacola Beach and
enjoy the free Bands on the Beach
concert after the ride. Bring a fold-
ing chair and picnic supper for the
concert. Meet in the parking area
under the beach ball looking water
tower. Honcho: Rich and Nancy
Fremgen (934-6380.)
Book discussion
The Friends of the Niceville
Library will sponsor the second of
three summer book discussions for
adults. On Wednesday, July 22, at
10 a.m. in the library, the group will
discuss "The Heart is a Lonely
Hunter" by Carson McCullers.
The August discussion will be
"Wuthering Heights" by Emily
Bronte.
Limited supplies of books are
available through the Okaloosa
Library System. Reserve a copy by
going to readokaloosa.org. Info:
729-4090.
2009 plant clinics
Plant clinics will be held
monthly at the Okaloosa County
Extension Building, 127 Hollywood
Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. Larry
Williams, Extension Horticulture
Agent will hold the clinics. Master
Gardeners from Okaloosa County


will help.
Clinics will be the fourth
Wednesday of the month, July 22,
Aug. 26, Sept. 23 and Oct. 28, 10
a.m.-1 p.m.
Info: 729-1400, ext. 5850 or
689-5850.
'Beauty and the Beast'
Disney's "Beauty and the
Beast," NWF State College summer
musical, July 22-25, 7:30 p.m.
Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing
Arts Center at Northwest Florida
State College, 100 College Blvd.,
Niceville, Mainstage. $20 Adults/


$15 Youth. Tickets: 729-6000,
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or at
mattiekellyartscenter.org.
Adventure Club bike ride
Thursday, July 23, 4:30 p.m.
Bike ride in Niceville in the
Bluewater Bay resort/subdivision.
Meet at the golf course club house
parking area. Supper after the ride
at a nearby restaurant. Honcho:
Maria Bayes (897-6756).
Apalachicola River art
"The Apalachicola River: A
National Treasure," Art Exhibit,


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Beauty and the Beast
Brittany Hammock, as Belle, and Jeremy Ribando, as the Beast, perform in Northwest
Florida State College's summer musical, "Beauty and the Beast." The Disney play will be
performed July 22-25, 7:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center.


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Women's art exhibit
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Places exhibit, featuring the
Women's Art Network (WAN).
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new, diverse art exhibits to the pub-
lic through displays at the Coastal
Branch Library.
Info: Vicki Kitahara at vkita
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Candidate training
The Okaloosa County
Supervisor of Elections Office is
offering Candidate University for
those seeking to run for public
office or any member of the public
interested in learning about the
process. Sessions will be held at
Fort Walton Beach, Wednesday,
July 22, Water and Sewer Building,
Third Floor, BCC Board Room, 9
a.m.-noon; and Crestview Thursday,
July 23, Buddy Brackin Building,
Third Floor, BCC Board Room, 9
a.m. -noon;
To register, contact Tiffany C.
Rivera at 689-5600 or via e-mail at
trivera@co.okaloosa.fl.us.
The deadline to register is
Monday, July 20.
Adventure Club bike ride
Saturday, July 25, 8:30 a.m.
Bike ride in the Pensacola
Beach/Fort Pickens area and lunch
following the ride at a nearby
restaurant. Meet at the entrance to
the Fort Pickens National Seashore
area. There is a public parking area
and restroom there. There is a small
entrance fee. Honcho: Rich and
Nancy Fremgen (934-6380).


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