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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: August 19, 2009
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Eglin Air Force Base. It will also
provide additional analysis of
how to mitigate the noise gener-
ated by the 59 F-35s already slat-
ed to come here starting next
year.
The 2005 Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC) decision
announced the beddown of up to
107 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters--
plus up to six spares--and estab-
lishment of an Initial Joint
Training Center at Eglin. On Feb.
5, 2009, the Air Force made a
Please see AIR FORCE, page A-8


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
For the first time since at least
2000, Okaloosa County Tax
Collector Chris Hughes has
reported some employee bonuses
to his budget overseers at the
Florida Department of Revenue
(DOR).
The recent disclosure includes
one year's worth of bonuses
Hughes gave to selected employ-
ees in the 2007-08 fiscal year.
As previously reported,
Hughes had been giving undis-


records be retained for 50 years
if they pertain to pay that is not
eligible for pension credits.
Bonus pay is ineligible for pen-
sion credit.
A public employer in Florida
may dispose of regular pay
records after five years, in part
because the state maintains a
record of regular pay in its retire-
ment division. No such state
record is kept of special, or
bonus pay, because it isn't used
Please see HUGHES, page A-8


closed five-
digit bonus
payments to Ar
selected
employees. 4
Some top .
managers in
the tax col-
lector's
office were
routinely Chris Hughes
awarded, at
Hughes' sole discretion, "extra
compensation" of $15,000 a
year. A number of them were



Day's end


Hughes campaign contributors.
Over a five-year period start-
ing in fiscal year 2004 (which
began Oct. 1, 2003) Hughes
handed out more than $1 million
in undisclosed bonuses. At least
two workers were given $75,000
each during the five-year period
for which Hughes said he still
has records.
Hughes, who has served as
tax collector since 1992, has
acknowledged that he has given
bonuses to employees for more
than five years. But he said he


cannot account for bonus expen-
ditures older than five years, nor
recall when he began the prac-
tice.
In response to a request by
The Bay Beacon that he disclose
public records of any bonuses
paid prior to 2004, Hughes
claimed that state law requires
him to maintain pay records for
only five years, and that he no
longer has any older records.
Hiughes and his lawyer dis-
puted a state records-retention
rule that appears to require that


A summer
book discus-
sion, spon-
so red by the
Friends of
the Niceville


Library, on
"Wuthering Heights" by
Emily Bronte will take
place in the library. Holds
can be placed online, by e-
mail or you can call 729-
4090.
Saturday, I 0 a.m.-noon

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Smoke
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Relay for Life. Entry fee per
boat is $50. Pick up entry
forms and rules cat the
Niceville Public Library
and the Niceville City
Administration Office.
Tuesday, 6 pam.
Soccer fans can get their
kicks at the Emerald Coast
United Inc.
Soccer Club
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Ongoing
Get a taste of another
culture and do a good
deed at the same time
Rocky Bayou Christian
School is looking for host
families to take care of
international students from
a variety of areas.
Call 729-7227.

More on these and other
events, CALENDAR, B-4.


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Okaloosa County Sheriff's
employees weren't the only ones
persuaded by their former boss
Charlie Morris into giving him
some of the phony bonus money
he paid them, according to
authorities.
While president of the Florida
Sheriffs Association, Morris used
a similar scheme to steal thou-
sands of taxpayer dollars from
the nonprofit group, according to
state charges against Morris
unveiled earlier this month.


Morris
was presi-
dent of FSA
when he
was arrested
by the FBI
in Las Vegas
earlier this s
year on fed- .
eral corrup-
tion charges Charlie Mlorris
related to
the bonus-kickback scheme he
was running inside the Okaloosa
Please see MORRIS page A-8


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Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
A fisherman steers his craft at sunset off Lions Park, Niceville, last week.


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Starting Monday, the Air
Force will conduct a series of
four public meetings to help
define the scope of a
Supplemental Environmental
Impact Study on the beddown
and operation of up to 107 F-35
Joint Strike Fighters at Eglin.
The Supplemental
Environmental Impact Study
(SEIS) will be used by the Air
Force to determine how, or even
if, two more squadrons of F-35s
(48 airplanes) are stationed at


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Two Rocky Bayou Christian
School administrators, Robert
Lawrence Grete and Donald
Madison Larson, were cleared
Thursday by the State
Attorney's office of charges
they failed to report an allega-
tion of sexual abuse of a 14-
year-old student.
Grete and Larson were


arrested July 24 on misde-
meanor charges of failure to
report child abuse. A former
basketball coach at RBCS,
James Laird Seegars Jr., 28, of
Crestview, was arrested July 27
on a charge of lewd or lascivi-
ous molestation involving a 14-
year-old student at the school,
according to his arrest report
from the Niceville police.
Grete, 72, of Niceville,


founded Rocky Bayou
Christian School in 1973 and
was its leader until June 2005,
when Larson, 48, took over as
superintendent. Grete resumed
as interim superintendent upon
the June 2009 resignation of
Larson, who accepted a call to
head an inner city ministry in
North Carolina.
The father of a student at
RBCS contacted Larson on


Saturday, June 27, after discov-
ering a computer chat between
his daughter and the school
basketball coach, Seegars,
according to Niceville police
arrest reports. The arrest report
went on to state that Larson
told the father that Grete was in
charge of the school and that
the father needed to talk to
Grete. After talking with the
student's father, Grete asked


Larson to conduct an internal
investigation of the incident.
The school questioned the
coach and the girl on Monday,
June 29, according to police.
RBCS made a report to the
Abuse Hotline Monday, June
29, after receiving additional
information, according to the
State Attomney's Office.
On Thursday the State
Attorney's office announced


that it had dismissed the
charges against Grete and
Larson. A statement issued by
the Shalimar office of the State
Attorney Aug. 13 said:
"Further review of the cir-
cumstances leading up to the
arrests have shown that there
was confusion on the part of
these individuals as to who was
Please see CHARGES, page A-3


By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
Florida gun owners are scram-
bling to get permits to carry con-
cealed firearms in record num-
bers.
This year, "concealed carry"
permit applications are on target
to exceed 300,000 statewide,
about three times the previous
record, set last year.
In Okaloosa County, if current
trends persist, new permits may
amount to almost 3,000 by the
end of the year, a 30 percent
increase over the current record,
also set in 2008.
The upswing in applications
has severely taxed the Agriculture
Department's Division of
Licensing, which issues the per-


mits.
"We do have a backlog
because we've had about, proba-
bly almost a tripling of the work-
load," said Terence McElroy,
spokesman. "We had gotten to a
backlog of about 90,000 last
spring and Commissioner
(Charles H.) Bronson requested
the Legislature to authorize the
expenditure of about $4 million
to hire 61 temporary workers.
The money came right out of the
licensing trust fund."
McElroy said that money is
usually funneled back into the
department as operational funds.
McElroy said about 15,000
new applications are coming into
the division each month.
As of July 31, 607,977 con-


cealed carry permits are active in
Florida, 6,431 of them in
Okaloosa County.
Most of the 61 temporary
workers remain, McElroy said'
"although I guess they 11 be
phased out, perhaps by the end of
the year. With those temps, we've
been able to whittle down that
backlog to about 40,000 today."
Some say the reason for the
upsurge may be citizen reaction
to the new president and
Congress.
"There are many people mn our
state who have good reason to
believe the Obama administration
will attempt to restrict the rights
of Floridians to buy and keep and
Please see SURGE, page A-4


Hughes lists bonuses for first time


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Wednesday, IO a.m.


1Morris accused



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Air Force sets four


'Scoping' meetings


State drops charges against two administrators


Contealed carry permits


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Students in the summer day
care program at Plew
Elementary School topped
off their summer activities
last week by planting a
g dsnatree on te school
Fortado, 8, Kasey White, 8,
child care director Sharon
Wood, leader-in-training
Annie Paton, 12, Gavin
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"We planted the tree," said
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Beacon photo by Mike Griffith







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Beacon Staff Writer
"who will buy our home if
the noise levels make it
(un)inhabitable," one Valparaiso
resident asked recently.
In an e-mail letter to the
Beacon, Valparaiso homeowner
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Use Study report in the Aug. 12
Beacon. The story pointed out
that, according to the JLUS
report, nearly 1,000 homes
within Valparaiso (772 homes)
and Niceville (218 homes) are
located in areas that would get
more than 75 decibels of noise
from F-35s and other Eglin air-
craft. The report said the areas
are so noisy that even expensive
soundproohing would not bring
interior noise levels down to
acceptable levels.
"What does that mean for us?,
Who will buy our home if the
noise levels make it (un)inhabit-
able?," Bellamy asked.
Bellamy said he and his wife
came to the area in 1996 and
purchased their home on
Edwards Circle in 1997. "We
only intended to stay until I
retired from the phone company
then sell our home and move
back south to be closer to our
children," he wrote. Bellamy
retired from the phone company
in March 2007.
"We have put a lot of
improvements in our home try-
ing to make it maintenance-free
for us and prospective buyers,"
said Bellamy. However, "due to
the economy and now the situa-
tion with Eglin and the F-35, we
seem to be caught between the
'Rock and the Hard Place'. We
aren't against the F-35, as we
knew the F-15 made flights
over the area when we moved
here."
The Beacon asked Okaloosa
County growth coordinator and
JLUS focal point Jeff Fanto
what relief the JLUS report
offers for the nearly 1,000
homeowners in Bellamy's
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the study of potential purchase
programs, was recommended,
said Fanto. Those studies would
quantify costs, he said.
The final JLUS report also
recommends that Valparaiso
and other local communities
adopt the study's recommenda-
tion, then seek funding from the
Defense Department's Offiee of
Economic Adjustment (OEA)
to study what construction
methods and retrofit projects-
double-paned widows, for
example--might reduce the
interior noise levels for homes
in high noise zones. That, plus
waiting on the final jet noise


levels projected on the commu-
nity that will be addressed in
the on-going Supplemental
Environmental Impact Study
(SEIS), he said.
The SEIS will study addi-
tional noise mitigation options
the Air Force might employ
with the beddown of as many as
107 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters
at Eglin Air Force Base. The
final SEIS--and decision to
beddown an additional 48 F-35s
at Eglin--is scheduled to be
released in September 2010.
Since the JLUS report con-
sciously adopted worst-case
noise profiles, the SEIS is gen-
erally expected to reduce the
noise impact on cities like
Niceville and Valparaiso.
Fanto said the additional
noise reduction studies the
JLUS report recommends the
city seek would be paid for with
funds from the OEA-but only
if the city shows a "good-faith"
effort to adopt the recommenda-
tions in the JLUS report.
Last week, Valparaiso ofH-


cials unanimously rejected
approval of the JLUS final
report.
Additional study reports
would quantify the cost to
soundproof local homes, Fanto
said, something that is needed
before asking Congress to
appropriate any money to actu-
ally do sound-reduction renova-
tions to area homes affected by
Eglin jet noise.
"There's a perceived sense of
urgency that's really not there,"
Fanto said about homeowners
living in high noise zones. He
pointed out that Eglin's 96th Air
Base Wing commander, Col.
Bruce McClintock, told con-
cerned homeowners attending a
public meeting last week that
noise levels won't increase for
at least Hyve years--due to the
slow ramp-up of F-35s coming
off the assembly line.
That time, Fanto said, would
be best used to study and quan-
tify costs of mitigating noise
levels inside affected local area
homes.


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The United States Air Force, through Eglin Air Force Base, is holding scoping meetings to gather public input for the
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on the beddown for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The Air Force will host four public scoping meetings. Scoping provides opportunities for the public and government
agencies to learn about and comment on the proposed actions and alternatives and to solicit public comments. All mem-
bers of the public are invited to attend these meetings. Each meeting will have the following agenda:
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make arrangements to report
this information to the Abuse
Hotline and there is insufficient
evidence to pursue further pros-
ecution. Dismissal of these
charges will in no way affect the
prosecution of James Laird
Seegars."
In a statement released
through his attorney Larson said
he "is grateful for the immediate
review and Einal determination
by the First Judicial Circuit's
State Attomney on this matter."
He went on to state that "the
safety and education of our chil-
dren is of utmost importance"
and that he has dedicated his life
to this endeavor and therefore
this matter was of utmost impor-
tance to him. "The most recent
press release of the State
Attorney to dismiss all charges
based on their full review of the
facts is most welcome and
appreciated," Larson said.
Grete also issued a statement:
"I would first like to thank the
Offiee of the State Attomney for
so promptly investigating the
facts surrounding the arrest of
Don Larson, former RBCS
Superintendent, and myself. I
would also like to thank the
Office of the State Attomney for


clearing our names and dismiss-
ing the charges for which we
were arrested."
"The fact is that Dr. Larson
and I did everything right in this
matter," Grete said. "As the
Offiee of the State Attomney has
found, neither Dr. Larson nor I
in any way violated either the
letter or the intent of the law."
"Our school, dedicated to
doing things God's way and
teaching God's truth to our chil-
dren in every area of life, neither
condones nor covers up inappro-
priate behavior between our
employees and our students.
"I am grateful to God for all
those who have prayed for me
and the RBCS ministry while
we weathered this trial that has
been fueled by so much misun-
derstanding and misinforma-
tion. Again we thank the Offiee
of the State Attomney for bring-
ing justice to this case, and we
look forward to serving our
community free of the taint of
alleged wrong doing."
Seegars, who resigned his
position at RBCS and is out on
$25,000 bail, is scheduled to
appear in a Crestview courtroom
Sept. 1 on the felony molesta-
tion charge facing him.


CHAR GES
From page A-1
to contact the Abuse Hotline.
Mr. Larson was the outgoing
Superintendent of Rocky Bayou
Christian School and Robert
Grete was in the process of tak-
ing over those duties at the time
that the abuse allegations were
made known. The allegations
were not known to these indi-
viduals until late Saturday, June
27, 2009. The information pro-
vided to these individuals was
hearsay in nature. On Monday,
June 29, 2009, after receiving
additional information, a report
was made to the Abuse Hotline
by Rocky Bayou Christian
School."
The State Attomney's Offiee
continued: "Florida statute
39.2201 requires a person who
knows, or has reasonable cause
to suspect that abuse has
occurred, to report such knowl-
edge to the Abuse Hotline.
School teachers and other
school officials are required to
contact the Abuse Hotline and
provide their names.
"These school officials, upon
receiving direct information to
support reasonable cause, did


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspond'ent
Niceville City Council mem-
bers have high hopes that the
city's plan to ask for voluntary
contributions of $1 on water bills
to finance the 2010 July 4 fire-
works will succeed.
"I think it's a good idea, espe-
cially the way they're going
about it," said council member
William Thomas. "It's going to
be on the citizens... A lot of peo-
ple I talked to said they'd be will-
ing to do what it takes."
The plan was unanimously
endorsed by the city council at
last Tuesday's meeting.
The display has previously
been sponsored by the
Niceville/Valparaiso Chamber of
Commerce, but was canceled this
year because of a lack of funds,
and because of difficulty finding
a barge and a licensed pyrotech-
nics contractor willing to do the
relatively small fireworks show at
an affordable price.
Most council members
expressed optimism that city


water-users would step up and
finance the show.
"I think it's a definite positive
step toward one of the highlights
of the year for our city," said
council member Judy
Boudreaux. "Fireworks are
always well-received and well-
attended. Although the city isn't
going to use tax dollars to make
this happen, we still want to be
the coordinator for our citizens."
Both council members Bill
Smith and Dan Henkel also
sounded optimistic.
"I voted on the proposal that
(city manager) Mr. (Lanny)
Corbin brought forth," Smith
said. "We voted to give it a try
and see. We hope (it works)."
Henkel said he wasn't sure
how city residents will react to
the request for contributions.
"I don't know, to be honest,"
he said. "I pray it works out well.
But it depends on how people
feel in these difficult economic
times."
The city council also voted on
first reading to require homeown-


ers with swimming pools to have
only four-foot rather than six-foot
fences surrounding their pools.
Both policies were approved dur-
ing the Aug. 11 meeting of the
Niceville City Council.
Until now, said Corbin, out-
door pools within the city have
been required to have six-foot
fences around them for safety.
However, Corbin told the coun-
cil, such tall fences are not need-
ed to meet state safety regula-
tions, and tend to block home-
owner's views of Boggy Bayou
or other scenery surrounding
their homes, as well as the views
from neighbor's homes. Four-
foot fences, he said, meet state
standards for safety against chil-
dren or adults accidentally falling
into the pool, and create less of a
visual nuisance. After a brief dis-
cussion, the city council unani-
mously approved the first reading
of the proposal. Two more public
readings must be approved dur-
ing subsequent city council meet-
ings before the new policy will
takie affect.


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1996, when he was running for the
Illinois Legislature, he stated on a
questionnaire that he supported a
ban on the manufacture, sale and
possession of handguns, accord-
ing to Robert D., Novak, writing
in the Washington Post April 7,
2008. In 2004, while still in the
Illinois Senate, he was one of 20
senators who voted to restrict citi-
zens' rights to use handguns to
protect themselves in their homes,
according to the Associated Press.
National Rifle Association
spokesperson Alexa Fritts said the
association considers part of the
upswing nationally and statewide
in concealed carry permit applica-
tions to be a direct result of the
federal administration.
"We think gun owners are very
politically savvy and realize this
administration poses a potential
threat to their Second Amendment
freedoms and are renewing their
interest in owning a firearm and
learning to shoot one and maybe
even buying more guns and get-
ting a permit for the first time,"
Fritts said. "It's not just permits.
We're seeing this with training
classes. Instructors say they're
full. Ammunition manufacturers


Valparaiso Police Chief Joe
Hart said he has noticed an
increase in people's interest in
concealed carry permits.
"Normally, we have maybe
one or two requests every three
or four months," he said. "We've
had 10 or 15 coming in asking
for the package. We obtain the
packages from the proper source
and hand them out as a courtesy."
Hart, like Sallee, sees no
threat in the trend.
"As far as I'm concerned, it's
part of being a citizen of the
United States," he said. "Lately,
it seems as though those rights
and privileges are dissipated."
Florida does not require a
great deal of information before
a concealed carry permit is
issued. Applicants must be U.S.
citizens, have not committed a
felony or a violent misdemeanor
and have taken a gun safety
course. The nature of the course
is left up to the applicant. Safety
and use-of-force training given
to military personnel is also rec-
ognized for both active and legal-
ly discharged service members.
Courses are offered by private
organizations and the National


Rife Association at a variety of
prices, depending on the
provider and the scope of the
training. The Hurlburt Field
Rifle and Pistol Club offers
firearms training most Saturdays
for military personnel at a cost of
$65.
Licenses are valid for seven
years from the date of issuance
and are renewable. Initial appli-
cation fees range from $72 for
law enforcement officers retired
more than one year (recently
retired law enforcement officers
are licensed at no charge) to
$450 for private investigation
agencies. The cost for the aver-
age citizen is $174.
Unlike many states, Florida
does not require the applicant to
explain his desire for a concealed
carry permit.
"When people apply for con-
cealed weapons permits with us,
there is no place that asks why
they want to carry one," McElroy
said. "Some states are more
restrictive. In Florida, if you're
21, have a clean criminal record
and can demonstrate competence
and safety, you can apply and get
a permit."


SGU R E
From page A-1

carry weapons," said State Sen.
Don Gaetz (R-Niceville).
Indeed, a piece of legislation
introduced into the U.S. House of
Representatives by Rep. Bobby L.
Rush (D-Ill.) would create a
lengthy federal process for nation-
al firearms registration, which
would include fingerprinting,
records of various forms of identi-
fication and a physical and mental
evaluation. But the bill, H.R. 45,
introduced in February, has found
no co-sponsors and may die with-
out ever exiting committee.
"H.R. 45 is a draconian piece
of legislation that I believe violates
the Second Amendment of the
Constitution," said U.S. Rep. Jeff
Miller (R-Chumuckla). "There is
little support for this measure in
Congress and the bill does not cur-
rently have any co-sponsors. I feel
there is very little chance it will
pass the House of Representatives
this session."
President Barack Obama has
several times expressed opposition
to certain gun rights as well. In


Beacon photo by Del Lessard
Concealed carry permits for firearms are expected to be tripled
those of last year throughout the state.


are having trouble keeping up with
demand and have long waiting
lists."
She said waiting lists exist for
buyers of semi-automatic AR-15
rifles, .22 pistols and .22 ammu-
nition.
Another possible factor in the
surge is the declining economy.
"There is a phenomenon that
bad economic times breed des-
peration and crime," Gaetz said.
"(But) we have not seen any seri-


ous spike in crime in our state
that anyone can connect to the
recession."
Local police said they aren't
concerned about the potential
increase of residents carrying
concealed weapons.
"It's no problem for us that I
know of," said Lt. Randy Sallee
of the Niceville City Police
Department. "Everybody has a
right to have a gun. They just
have to do it the right way."


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A Niceville home at 2007
Bayshore Drive was damaged
by fire Aug. 12 when lightning
struck a large pine tree in the
back yard and jumped to the
metal ridge vent installed at the
peak of the roof line, catching
the attic on Gire. No one was
injured in the Gire.
A 3-year-old girl and her
grandmother were in the home
when lightning struck the roof
of the home during heavy thun-
derstorms Wednesday after-
noon, according to neighbors.
Both evacuated the home safely
before Girefighters arrived.
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out at 3:01 p.m. Damage was
estimated at $50,000, with most
of the damage in the attic, plus
damage in two bedrooms, clos-
ets and a bathroom, he said.
The home was occupied by
Thomas Patton and his family,
said Lohrman. The home is
owned by Dario Ramirez, also
of Niceville.
Niceville, East Niceville,
Eglin Air Force Base and North
Bay fire departments responded
to the blaze with about 25 fire-
fighters and Hyve engines.
The fire came in the middle
of a series of thunderstorms
Wednesday with a large amount
of air-to -ground lightning. The
weather service declared a
severe thunderstorm warning
for the Niceville area that
expired around 2 p.m.


Beacon photo by Del Lessard
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Okaloosa seeks fugitives

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

Name: William Andrew Pugliesi
Wanted for: aggravated battery
and false imprisonment. Pugliesi
may be using the aliases of Andy
Rhose and William Rhose.
Height: 6-feet, 2-inches
Weight: 180 pounds
Age: 43
Date of birth: 10-07-65
Hair: black
Eyes: brown



Name: Ron Demetrius Wells
Wanted for: violation of probation
on the original charges of grand
theft and two counts of trafficking
in stolen property. Wells' last
known address was in Fort
Walton Beach.
Height: 6-feet, 4-inches
Weight: 220 pounds
Age: 39
Date of birth: 07-08-70
Hair: black, Eyes: brown

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Location Situation Date Time
S.Widwar Cve ....EMS medical assist ....890 9....82

John Steinbeck Drive .. ..CO detector activation .. ..8/11/09 .. .. ..01:41
Sean Lane .. .. . . .. .EMS excluding vehicle . .. .8/11/09 .. .. .07:27
Bvn Ro a~drv ...._ spatucrhed/ecanceled ..../1/0 ... 143
Mid-Bay Bridge, north side .Vehicle accident .. .. .. ..8/12/09 .. .. ..19:40
Norwich Circle .. .. .. .. .EMS excluding vehicle . .. .8/12/09 .. .. .23:35
Rsshw d vae .... tEM Ixld ng v hicle .. 81/ ... 0:7
Highway 20 .. .. .. . .. .Vehicle accident/general ..8/13/09 .. .. ..10:24
Merchants Way .. .. .. .. .Dispatched/canceled .. ..8/13/09. .... .20:01
Knollwoocl Lane .....EMS medicalI sist ....8/W40 ...110:49

White Point Road .. .. .. .Good intent call/other .. .. .8/14/09 .. .. .13:41
Olde Post Road .. .. .. .. .Rescue/EMS .. .. .. .. ..8/14/09 .. .. ..21:35
Timpoochee Lane .. .. .. .EMS/party transported . .. .8/15/09 .. .. .03:43
N. White Point Road .. .. .EMS excluding vehicle . .. .8/15/09 .. .. .07:11
Ridge Lane .. .. .. . .. .Invalid assist. .. .. .. .. .. .8/16/09 .. .. ..02:19
Ingrid Court .. .. .. . .. .EMS excluding vehicle . .. .8/16/09 .. .. .04:06
Calinda Lane .. .. .. .. ..Police assist/other .. .. ..8/16/09 .. .. ..18:38
OtrakteD Cove ..... S ecxcludn v hicle .. 8/W60 ....93


sought medical attention at a
local hospital emergency room.
All three children witnessed the
incident and told investigators
they were afraid of their father
and scared of what had hap-
pened to their mother.
On Aug. 13 Harper was
arrested by Niceville police for
violation of a protective injunc-
tion, which alle edly occurred
July 18.

David Randy Smith, unem-
ployed, 35, of 209 Deer St.,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff 's deputies Aug. 4 for failure
to appear on the original charges
of DUI alcohol or drugs, and
driving while license suspended.
* *
Brandon Paul Frederick, a
boat hand, 30, of 609 Pinecone
Cove Nic ville,i wasA lasted by

domestic battery by strangula-
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** *
Lindsay Nicole Bamnett, 25,
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arrested by sheriff's deputies
Aug. 5 on a misdemeanor
charge of worthless check, Hve
counts.
* *
Sonny Preston Wood. a lawn
maintenance worker, 19, of 453
Howard St., in Villa Tasso, was
arrested by Okaloosa County
sheriff's deputies July 30 on a
Walton County warrant for vio-
lation of probation on the origi-
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Arrests
Genie L. Aunspaugh Foret, a
cashier, 38, of 1419 23rd St.
Niceville, was arrested b
Niceville police Aug. 8 for bat-
tery, domestic violence.
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Stephen Daniel Rutland, a
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Cottonwood Court, Niceville'
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July 13 Rutland and another
man allegedly "ran" out of a
restaurant, 1128 E. John Sims
Parkway, without paying the
$20.49 bill they had run up for a
meal. Two workers at the
restaurant pursued Rutland as he
and the other suspect fled, leav-
ing the parking lot in a vehicle.
The other man's arrest was pre-
viously reported.
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Donald Eugene Harper Jr. '
34, of 638 Crestview Ave,
Niceville, was arrested by
Niceville police Aug. 9 for child
neglect, and for battery, domes-
tic violence. On June 23 Harper
allegedly became angry with his
wife for talking on the phone
and struck her on the side of her
head, from behind, with his Hist,
causing her to fall to the floor
unconscious.
Harper then allegedly left the
residence, leaving his uncon-
scious wife and three children,
ages 3, 4 and 6. When the vic-
tim woke up, she took her chil-
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E. John Sims Parkway .. ..Vehicle accident .. ..8/10/09
W. John Sims Parkway . ..Medical .. .. .. . .. .8/10/09
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22nd Street .. .. .. . .. .Good intent call/other .8/11/09
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S. Partin Drive .. .. .. .. ..Alarm activation .. .. ..8/11/09
Linden Avenue .. .. .. .. .Public assist .. .. .. .8/11/09
N. Partin Drive .. .. .. .. ..Alarm activation .. .. ..8/11/09
Twin Cities Boulevard .. ..Vehicle accident .. ..8/12/09
W. John Sims Parkway . ..False call .. .. .. .. ..8/12/09
W. College Boulevard .. ..Vehicle fire .. .. .. .. ..8/12/09
Sweetwater Run .. .. .. ..Alarm activation .. .. ..8/12/09
shnorevvrive .......hre e etrical ... 81/9
Jefferson Street .. .. .. ..Service call/other .. ..8/12/09
E. John Sims Parkway .. ..Medical .. .. .. . .. .8/12/09
Bayshore Drive .. .. .. ..Smoke scare .. .. .. ..8/13/09
W. Jhn Sims Parkway ..MeI ctivation... .8 /9

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Ivy Avenue .. .. . . .. .Medical .. .. .. . .. .8/14/09
Duke Drive .. .. . . .. .Medical .. .. .. . .. .8/14/09
Kelly Road .. .. . . .. .Medical .. .. .. . .. .8/14/09
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* *
Tina Louise Hightower, a
housekeeper, 36, of 205 Reeves
St., Niceville, was arrested by
sheriff's deputies Aug. 2 for vio-
lation of probation on the origi-
nal charge of giving false infor-
mation to obtain refund.
* *
Summer Nicole Lyons,
unemployed, 24, of 408 Bullock
Blvd., Niceville, was arrested at
the Okaloosa County Jail by
sheriff's deputies July 29 for
violation of probation on the
original charge of possession of
drug paraphernalia.
*
Emily Ann Dalenberg, a stu-
dent, 19, of 4200 Turtle

Crobssing hr s tie sas a re t

for possession of a controlled
substance without a prescrip-
tion, Oxycodone, possession of
less than 20 grams of marijuana
and for possession of drug para-
phemnalia.
4 ,
Joey Comnell Prier, 29, of 214
Marquette St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
July 28 for violation of proba-
tion on an original unspecified
misdemeanor charge.
* *
Patrick Ocain Moriarty Jr.,
21, of 316 Branch Hill Park,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iff's deputies Aug. 2 for failure
to appear on the original charge
of DUI.


John Leigh Mullins Jr., 20, of
938 Rue De Palms, Niceville,
was arrested by sheriff's
deputies Aug. 4 for violation of
probation on the original
charges of burglary and petit
theft.
DUI ar rests
Richard Kyle Oglesby, a
sandwich maker, 20, of 1130 Pin
stk ircle, N ieev lepo c '

subsequent to a one-car rollover
crash that caused i2, u0 damr

DUI on Bay shore Drive and
South Palm Boulevard, Aug. 8 at
8:19 a.m. Oglesby was also
cited for failure to use due care.
* *
Robert Aaron Kelley, 26, of
191 Homestead St., Villa Tasso,
was arrested by sheriff's
deputies for DUI on Highway
85 at Texas Parkway, Crestview,
Aug. 6 at 12:59 a.m.

Edward J. Breslin, 67, of 631
Rosewood Way, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies for
DUI, on Ward Cove and Bay
Drive, Aug. 10 at 10:49 p.m.
Thefts
A Niceville resident reported
Aug. 8 that someone had
smashed the driver's side win-
dow of a locked pickup truck
parked in the rear parking lot of
the Swift Creek Community
Center and stole $40 cash that
had been left on the center con-
sole.
* *
A Niceville resident from the
1400 block of 30th Street report-
ed that sometime Aug. 9 some-
one broke into a bedroom and
stole some clothes that belonged
to a former roommate. A rear
window of the apartment had
been broken to gain entry.
* *
A Niceville resident from the
1700 block of 26th Street,
reported that sometime July 7-


27 unknown persons) stole a
wedding band and a diamond
engagement ring from the top of
a bedroom dresser. No other
items were found missing from
the residence. The rings were
valued together at $2,500.
* *
A Niceville resident, a mili-
tary retiree with 100 percent dis-
ability rating, told deputies that
unknown persons) may be
using his personal information.
The man, who said because of
his military disability he has not
been required to file income tax
returns for more than 10 years,
became suspicious when he
received a letter from the
Internal Revenue Service stating
that he had failed to file his taxes
in 2007.
Upon closer examination of
the letter the man noticed that
the letter had his name and
address correct but a different
Social Security number. The
IRS told the man to contact the
Federal Trade Commission,
which in tumn told him to contact
local authorities and Eile a police
report. The man ran a credit


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2009
Susan Jane Martin passed
away unexpectedly at the age of
55. Bomn in Cheshire, England,
she was the city of Valparaiso's
Librarian until 2005. She was a
graduate of Foothill High
School, Tustin, Calif. As an avid
learner, Susan was a graduate of
California State UTniversity,
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"Seeing my friends. "


"This will be my first "I'm looking forward to
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Niceville,
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Niceville,
homeschooler


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ized his unlocked pickup truck
Aug. 1-2 and stole $390 cash
from his wallet and $10 in
change from the ashtray.
* *
A woman who was staying
on her sailboat while it was
docked at a marina at 821
Bayshore Drive, was awakened
about 1:56 a.m. Aug. 12 when
two males fumbled with trying
to open the hatch. When the
woman realized it was not her
husband she yelled, "Who's


there?" Two white males
described as tall and slim were
last seen running down the dock
and disappearing near a restau-
rant.


warning to another Niceville
woman who had been coming to
assist the older woman take her
medications.


Other
Three men, Brandon E.
Zembsch, a dishwasher, 18, of
302 Bullock Blvd., Niceville,
Frank T. McNamara, an assis-
tant manager at an automotive
business, 38, of 214 Madison
St., Niceville, and Eloy A. Cano,
a bookkeeper, 23, of 1417 29th
St., Niceville, were each issued
notices to appear by sheriff's
deputies Aug. 5 for possession
of less than 20 grams of mari-
juana.


BLOTTER
From page A-6

400 block of Andros Way
reported that unknown persons)
stole a $450 electric guitar and a
$1,200 laptop computer from
the residence sometime July 15-
31, while the victim was out of
town.
* *
A Niceville resident from the
200 block of Parkwood Circle
reported that sometime July 31
unknown persons(s) stole a
backpack, radar detector, video
game system, digital camera, a
cell phone charger and three
pairs of sunglasses from his
vehicle. The stolen items were
valued in total at $1,000.
** *
A Niceville resident from the
800 block of St. Kitts Cove
reported that someone burglar-


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MOSMRRI
From page A-1

County Sheriff's Offce.
The Florida Sheriffs
Association, based in Tallahassee,
is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corpo-
ration made up of the 67 Sheriffs
of Florida, approximately 3,500
business leaders and 130,000 citi-
zens throughout the state.
The association says it gives
the state's 67 sheriffs a forum to
lobby state lawmakers about
changes in the criminal justice
system. FSA also provides pro-
grams such as affordable training,
special task forces and legislative
and legal services.


O AIR F R E
From page A-1

Record of Decision (ROD) to
establish the F-35 flight and main-
tenance training center at Eglin as
well as approving beddown of at
least 59 F-35 aircraft here. The
first F-35 aircraft is due to arrive at
Eglin next spring, with additional
airplanes arriving here at a rate of
one or two per month through the
end of 2014, according to the
ROD.
The ROD also announced that


G H UHE
From page A-1
to compute pension benefits.
According to state records-
retention rules, "any payroll
records, in any format, not poste
to an employee's retirement plan
must be kept for 50 years.
In an attempt to resolve the
Beacon's request that Hughes
disclose bonus records older than
five years, the newspaper asked
the tax collector to join it in seek-
ino Sunshine Law mediation
under a long-standing program
operated by the Florida Attorney
General s office. Hughes
declined
Although the DOR keeps
records of tax collectors' spend-
ing far longer than five years,
Hughes apparently never record-
ed merit, or so-called extra com-
pensation, bonuses as such.
Instead, he lumped them into reg-
ular pay line items, contrary to
DOR instructions.
This year is the first time
Hughes has reported expendi-
tures for special pay to the state
Department of Revenue, which
oversees his annual budget. The


Fire district

changes date
for meeting
The East Niceville
Fire District has changed
the date for its first budg-
et hearing from Sept. 2,
2009, to Sept. 9, 2009.
The previous date was not
in compliance with TRIM
procedures, according to
the Okaloosa County
Property Appraiser.


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
After nearly three hours of
public comment, the Policy
Committee Aug. 12 voted to
accept the final report of the Joint
Land Use Study by a vote of 7-1.
Valparaiso refused to accept
the JLUS report because it
strongly disagrees and says the
recommendations of the Defense
Department-funded study are
based on unrealistic and prema-
ture noise data.
More than a dozen residents
of Valparaiso and Niceville
spoke before the panel, many
Openly critical of recommenda-
tions that the city be redeveloped,
that homes be insulated against
noise or purchased by the gov-
emnment.
NOnetheless, the JLUS steer-
ing group, called the Policy
Committee, approved the study's
fmnal report at a public meeting in
Niceville Wednesday after
receiving public comments from
residents of Valparaiso and
Niceville. The policy committee


is made up of elected officials
from Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and
Walton counties, as well as 11
cities in those three counties and
from Eglin Air Force Base.
However, more than half the
local government representatives
were absent Wednesday and only
a bare quorum was possible by
counting two votes from Air
Force officials representing
Eglin. The cities of Niceville,
Destin, Fort Walton Beach,
Valparaiso as well as Santa Rosa
and Okaloosa counties were also
present, with Valparaiso casting
the lone dissenting vote.
Valparaiso Mayor Bruce
Amold told the panel that the
city commission had unanimous-
ly agreed two days before the
meeting to reject the JLUS study.
He cited a June 9 letter to
Okaloosa County Commission
and Policy committee chairman
Bill Roberts that outlined the rea-
sons behind the city's "strong
opposition:"
-The JLUS process only
made rcommendationstatpro-


tect the current and future mis-
sions, not local communities.
-The JLUS based its noise
recommendations on "worst
case" assumptions about F-35
operations at Eglin, an altema-
tive that the Air Force rejected.
-The report recommends
Valparaiso implement "extreme
measures" of redevelopment and
land acquisitions that would
jeopardize the city's viability.
-The city has no resources to
acquire the properties identified
by the report.
-The methodology used by
the JLUS Policy Committee to
approve recommendations for
Valparaiso violates the rights of
home rule by local government.
Amold pointed out that the city
was outvoted by the county and
other cities whenever it opposed
recommendations for Valparaiso
itself.
Valparaiso City
Commissioner Brent Smith
asked what happens if the city
doesn't adopt the JLUS report
and its recommendations.


Jeff Fanto, Okaloosa County's
Growth Coordinator, responded
that the city would lose funding
for additional studies. The
Defense Department's Offce of
Economic Adjustment, the group
that funded the JLUS study,
requires a "good faith effort" by
participants before it will help
any local govemment seek addi-
tional federal funding, he said.
One resident stated that an
unnamed county commissioner
told the city it wouldn't get any
help if it rejected the JLUS effort.
But Roberts responded, "we're
not going to leave Valparaiso an
island."
"So why did you sue us,'
Arnold retorted, referring to a
county lawsuit opposing
Valparaiso's federal lawsuits
against the Air Force.
Fanto said that within the next
60 days he hopes the three coun-
ties and 10 other cities that par-
ticipated in the two-and-a-half
year JLUS effort will pass reso-
lutions agreeing to implement
the JLUS recommendations.


M6APLEGENDZ





ACIWh~VERMKOWELEV WIW C-




Valparaiso produced this map to show residents where their
homes are located in reference to projected aircraft noise lev-
els outlined in the Joint Land Use Study. The city rejected the
JLUS study, and its recommendations, in part because the
noise levels are based on F-35 flying alternatives already reject-
ed by the Air Force.


On July 30 Morris and four
other former members of the
sheriff's onfce were arrested for
racketeering, a state charge of
running a criminal conspiracy
within the sheriff's onfce. A sixth
former employee of Morris was
charged with grand theft. Among
the criminal acts alleged against
Morris by state prosecutors was
that he unlawfully obtained
$7,000 from the FSA.
According to the probable
cause affidavit filed by State
Attorney Bill Eddins to justify the
racketeering charge, at Morris's
behest, the Okaloosa County
Sheriff s Office contributed
approximately $63,000 to help
host FSA Mid-Winter

the Air Force would defer a sec-
and decision on whether to bed-
down the remaining F-35 aircraft
at Eglin until after the completion
of a Supplemental Environmental
Impact Study due by September
2010.
The SEIS will determine the
maximum number of F-35s the
Air Force can fly at Eglin's joint
training center--which will teach
pilots and support personnel from
the Air Force, Navy, Marines and
foreign allies how to fly and main-
tain the F-35--while minimizing
the noise and safety impacts on

tax collector submitted his 2009-
10 budget to the DOR by Aug. 1.
In budget documents Hughes
filed with the DOR for the
upcoming fiscal year Hughes
reported $326,250 in special pay
expenditures during the fiscal
year that began Oct. 1, 2007. In
an e-mail to the Beacon, Hughes
broke down those special pay
expenditures as $173,000 in extra
compensation bonuses, $109,000
spent as one-time incentives to
four senior or long-time employ-
ees to voluntarily retire or sepa-
rate, and $44,250 to employees
who have earned certification in
special areas.
For at least the past 10 years,
Hughes had only requested DOR
funding for special pay requests
for "certification bonuses." Those
bonuses, up to $2,000 a year

'aew eareed ericaio la one o


Conferences in 2003, 2005, 2007
and 2009. The anfdavit contin-
ues:
"In 2007, and 2009, however,
Morris asked the FSA staff to
return part of the money con-
tributed by OCSO, so that he
could have a party to reward his
staff for their work. FSA staff
wrote two (2) checks to him, one
dated Feb. 27, 2007, for $2,000,
and another dated Dec. 30, 2008,
for $5,000. Records show that
Morris cashed the checks at his
bank, and there is no evidence
any of the money was used for
any OCSO purposes, including a
party for staff. In February 2009,
law enforcement officers found
the cash proceeds of the $5,000

surrounding civilian communities
and de-conflicting other military
operations on the Eglin reserva-
tion.
The Air Force study will evalu-
ate 18 alternatives, Col. Bruce
McClintock, commander of the
96th Air Base Wing, said last
week, from realigning the runway
at Eglin to pushing more flight
operations to Duke Field. None of
the alternatives are new, he said.
The Air Force plans to discuss
those options at the scoping meet-
ings, he said.
Next week's "scoping" meet-

several financial areas pertaining
to tax collector functions. None
of the 10 previous years of budg-
et documentation show that
Hughes ever accounted for how
he actually spent such special pay
funds.
Whether intentionally or not,
Hughes' actions have in effect
hidden his extra compensation
bonuses from DOR by not fol-
lowing the agency's instructions
that such payments be budgeted,
and reported, as special pay. The
tax collector said he paid the
bonuses out of unused, regular
salary funding, and lumped any
bonus expenditures in the gross
regular salary expenditure figures
on DOR budgeting sheets.
On March 19, about a week
after the Beacon reported the
practice, Hughes announced that
newould no longer pay merit


check in Morris' possession in
Las Vegas, which Morris admit-
ted came from the FSA."
The FSA, which removed
Morris as president after his
arrest, responded to questions
from the Beacon about Morris'
donations to the organization and
his subsequent request for retum
of some of the money.
FSA said that while the checks
it received from the OCSO for
funding the four conferences did
not violate Florida law, FSA
"generally discourages this prac-
tice, and encourages that funding
of these expenses to come from
private donations." FSA said that
it would return funds from OCSO
for conference-related expenses,

ings are part of the National
Environmental Protection Act
(NEPA) process, according to
Eglin spokesman Mike Spaits. It
gives the public a chance to voice
its concerns in time for those con-
cemns to be addressed during the
SEIS.
Spaits provided a timeline for
the process:
--Scoping meetings, Aug. 24-
27, 2009.
--Public comment period
ends, Sept. 17, 2009.
-Draft SEIS released to pub-
lic, April, 2010.


pending the final outcome of the
federal and state investigations,
and final FSA board approval.
On Morris's requests in 2007
and 2009 that FSA return $2,000
and $5,000 respectively, FSA
stated that: "the purpose of both
checks, according to Sheriff
Morris, was to reward his staff for
their hard work in assisting with
the conferences; he indicated that
he would be providing a function
for his staff in appreciation of
their efforts. The funding for
these checks was derived from
leftover funds submitted by
Sheriff Morris for hosting the
conferences. The 2007 check in
the amount of $2,000 was
approved under the mistaken
--Public hearings late
April/early May, 2010.
--Final SEIS released to pub-
lic, August 2010.
-Record of Decision signed,
September, 2010.
Scoping meetings next week
are scheduled as follows:
-Monday, Aug. 24, 5:30-7:30
p.m. at the Crestview Community
Center, 1446 Commerce Center,
Crestview
-Tuesday, Aug. 25, 5:30-7:30
p.m. at Navarre Days Inn and
Suites Navarre Conference Center,
8700 Navarre Parkway, Navarre.


impression that the check was
issued to the Sheriff's operating
account and not to him personal-
ly."
The FSA statement continued:
"Although the Florida Sheriffs
Association had concerns regard-
ing the 2009 check requested in
the amount of $5,000, because
this request was received from
Sheriff Morris, who was the FSA
President at that time, we agreed
to issue the check with the under-
standing that we would receive
documentation from him as to
how the funds were spent. The
FSA certainly did not anticipate
any misuse of these funds, and
was misled by Sheriff Morris'
misrepresentation."

-Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the
Niceville campus of Northwest
Florida State College, 100 College
Blvd., Niceville.
-Thursday, Aug. 27, from
5:30-7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist
Church of Valparaiso, Fellowship
Hall, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 444
Valparaiso Parkway, Valparaiso.
Written comments or requests
for information calls can also be
directed to Mike Spaits, Public
Affairs, AAC/EM-PAV, Eglin
AFB, FL 32542-5000; by phone at
882-2878; or, by e-mail:
mike.spaitsC~eglin.af.mil.


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The Division of Humanities,
Fine and Perfianning Arts at
Northwest Florida State College
has announced the cast for the
college's fall productions of
"Clarence Darrow" and Mark
Twain's "The Diaries of Adam
and Eve."
"Clarence Darrow" will be
perfianned Oct. 8-10, and "The
Diaries of Adam and Eve" will be
perfianned Oct. 15-17. Both pro-
ductions will start at 7:30 p.m. in


the Sprint Theater at the college's
Mattie Kelly Arts Center in
Niceville.
This will be the first time the
college will produce multiple the-
atrical productions in the fall
semester. Nonnally, the college's
perfianning arts division produces
one play during fall and one in
the spring tenn, in addition to a
large musical production each
summer.
The role of Clarence Darrow


will be played by Robert
Reynolds of Fort Walton Beach
Mark Twain's "The Diaries of
Adam and Eve", is adapted by
David Bimey and was originally
broadcast on American
Playhouse. The role of Adam in
the NWFSC production of this
comedy will be played by Greg
Stoughton of Niceville and the
role of Eve will be played by Rita
Dailey of Crestview.
This delightful adaptation is


set in a Victorian garden. At first,
Adam is puzzled by the new
arrival in the garden and he is
suspicious of her disturbing
appetite for fruit. Eve, believing
herself to be some sort of experi-
ment, is curious about another
experiment in the garden, perhaps
some sort of reptile or possibly
architecture. Eve gives names to
,\ic I. thing. much to Adam's
annoyance. He tries to ignore her,
so she seeks companionship


among the animals, particularly
with a certain snake. Adam and
Eve eventually grow to love each
other and, in the end, learn what
it means to be human.
Tickets for "Clarence Darrow"
and "The Diaries of Adam and
Eve" go on sale Sept. 8 at the
Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box
Office in-person or by phone at
729-6000. Tickets are for $15 for
adults and $10 for youth 18 and
younger.


This spring, Jessica Sandlin,
an eighth grader at Rocky
Bayou Christian Academy, was
awarded a
superior by
the Florida
Association
of Christian
Colleges and
Schools
(FACCS) for
her poem,
"The Music
in Me." he
Jessica Sandlin alsorer ived

honors from the Association of


Christian Schools Intemnational
for her creative essay "The
Standing Stones of My
Forefathers."
In this essay, Jessica recounts
her last trip to Sweden when she
discovered her family history
and the powerful legacy passed
down to her from previous gen-
erations. It is Jessica's ambition
to contribute in both arts and
sciences when she grows up.
Her poem, in part:

Music In Me
By Jessica Sandlin


I hear you in the wind
I see you in my violin
I move to the beat you play
I dance to the notes you say
I sing them now.

This is what I love
I dance this
I sing that
I play the notes of my life
Because this is the music in
me
This is the music that God
has given
Yes this is the music in me
always.


scoring eight first place scores.,
She also earned the title.
Circuit Champion for the Pre-
World two-day show.
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Jessica Haase, daughter of
James and
Dana Haase
of Niceville,
has graduat-
ed with an
Associate of
Applied
Sciences in
Sonography
at Pensacola
Jessica Haase e


Niceville High School Chorus
Boosters announce their 2009-
2010 Booster Board: president,
Susan Bubel; vice president,
Gretchen Erickson; secretary,
Mary Catherine Alexander and
treasurer, Julie Burrell.
Remaining with the Chorus
Boosters as head chaperon for
her ninth year is Liz Pixley.
Sharon Wise, will continue her
service to the Boosters as special


event chair, after resigning her
post as Booster secretary at the
completion of the 2008-2009
school year. Also, resigning his
two-tenn (four-year) seat as
Booster president, Greg Bamnette
will continue to be a Booster sup-
porter although his daughter,
Deborah, graduated with the
NHS class of 2009. Greg was
recognized at the 2009 Spring
Please see CHORAL, page B-2


Readmng cruise
Valparaiso Elementary students who read enough books over the summer to qualify got to
go on a dolphin cruise out of Destin with principal Mlichael Fantaski Thursday, Aug. 13.


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Bluewater Bay to know, say it in the Beacon!


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Barbara and Walter Williams
Walter and Barbara
Hollinger Williams celebrated
their 35th wedding anniver-
sary Aug. 3. They were mar-
ried on Aug. 3, 1974, at the St.
Luke Baptist church, Panama
City.
Walter is a retired Air Force
chief master sergeant and is
pastor of All God's Children
and the Living Word Church,
Valparaiso. He received his
doctoral degree in ihwh e--,- in
June 2009. He also works at
the Eglin Post Office as a
clerk.
Barbara is a homemaker,
president of Fort Walton
Beach Aglow, and works side-
by-side in ministry with
Walter.
They celebrated with a din-


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Navy Seaman Recruit Sean
A. Hughey, son of Carol L. and
Mike A. Hughey of Niceville,


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and practical instruction on
naval customs, first aid, fire-
fighting, water safety and sur-
vival, and shipboard and aircraft
safety. An emphasis was also
placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations." This
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Clarke Barefield Sr., former-
ly of Crestview and Enterprise,
Ala., will
celebrate his
100th birth-
Sday on
Saturday y,
Aug. 22. A
celebration
will be held
Friday, Aug.
21, at the
Clarke Twin Cities
Baref ield Sr Pvlin
Where he
lives, and on Aug. 22 his family
will hold a celebration for him


in Niceville.
Barefield was born in
Lauderdale, Miss., in 1909 to
Dr. Theodore K. and Talula
Dillehay Barefield and attended
Bowling Green College. He
served as a sergeant with the
153rd Observation Squadron
during World War II, then went
to work with his brother, Ted, at
his Western Auto Store in
Panama City. In 1949 he pur-
chased his own store in
Crestview, finally selling it and
retiring in 1972.
He was active in the commu-
nity and his church, serving as


superintendent of Sunday
School for the First United
Methodist Church, Crestview,
for many years. He was an
active Kiwanian, serving as club
president and he was active in
the Chamber of Commerce,
served on the local Draft Board
and with the Crestview Housing
Authority.
His children are Beverly
Ann, Clarke and his wife, Jil,
and Jan. His grandchildren, Trey
and Wendy Barefield, Jesse and
Brandi Barefield. Great-grand-
children Savannah Drew and
Jorah and Jace.


tsarnara 1-ollinger williams
and Walter Williams

ner with their church family
and a trip to Cleveland, Ohio.
They have three daughters,
Angela (Charles Hamilton
Jr.), Alicia (Derek Cox I) and
Andrea. They also have three
grandchildren, Alexis, Derek
II, and Daniel Cox. They
reside in Niceville.


and confidence they need to suc-
ceed in the fleet. "Battle
Stations" is designed to galva-
nize the basic warrior arttributes
of sacrifice, dedication, team-
work and endurance in each
recruit through the practical
application of basic Navy skills
and the core values of honor,
cou age andN commitment. Its
designed to take into account
what it means to be a sailor.
Hughey is a 2006 graduate of
Niceville High School of
Niceville.

Michael J. Andrews has
graduated from the Army ROTC
(Reserve Officer Training
Co p) L ader's Tr inin
Course at Fort Knox, Ky.
The four-week course is a
leadership internship for cadets
that can lead to the ultimate goal
of becoming an Army officer.
College students experience and
examine the Army without
incurring an obligation to serve
in the Ar-my or ROTC, and are
eligible to receive two-year col-
lege scholarship offers and


attend the Advanced ROTC
Course at their college.
Cadets are observed and
evaluated during classroom and
field training exercises to deter-
mine their officer potential in
leadership abilities and skills.
The cadets are trained to have a
sound understanding of tradi-
tthonalc la a npgpvalue tuin::
"hands-on" training. The train-
ing develops well-disciplined,
highly motivated, physically
conditioned students, and helps
improve the cadets' self-conft-
dence, initiative, leadership
potential, decision making, and
collective team cohesion. The
cadets receive training in funda-
mental military skills, rifle
marksmanship, small arms tac-
tics, weapons training, drill and
ceremony, communications,
combat water survival training,
rqapp lellnland navigation and
squd-lveloperations field
training.
Andrews graduated in 2006
from Niceville High School, and
received an associate degree in
2008 from Northwest Florida
State University.


Teen photo

contest set

at library

The 2009 Niceville Library
Teen Photo Contest for ages 13-
17 theme is "Expose Niceville.
The deadline is Sept. 19.
Categories are: Nature, Sports,
Community, History, Recreation,
Academics and Organizations.
First, second and third place
winners will receive prizes.
Winning photos may be made
into a calendar or published in
other city publications. Proceeds
from the calendar sales will be
used to support library programs.
Inappropriate images will not
be judged. The image must be
original, no copyright violations
or manipulation of photos accept-
ed. Limit three images per con-
testant.
Pick up registrations at Youth
Services.


Through August, Costa
Enterprises will sell paper helmets
for $1 at five of its area
McDonald's restaurants to support
the scholarship fund for the Taylor
Haugen Foundation. The helmets
will be available at the two
Niceville locations, Niceville and
Bluewater Bay, and three Destin
locations, inside the Destin Wal-
Mart, Hwy. 98 East in the heart of
Destin and Hwy. 98 West in
Miramar Beach.
The paper helmets include a
line for patrons to sign their names
or add a message and will be dis-
played at the location of purchase.

CHORAL
From page B-1
Awards Concert for his service to
the parents and students of the
Niceville High School Chorus. He
chaperoned many events, traveled
to All-State and All-County and
has been a friend to the choral
music program at NHS. He
received a plaque and gift card as


Costa Enterprises will match
every donation, dollar for dollar.
"The Costa Family is proud to
be a part of this special fundraiser
in memory of Taylor," said Dave
Costa of Costa Enterprises. "The
month of August will always be a
special time for our family and
this community because of Taylor.
We are excited about this special
fundraiser and hope its success
will allow it to continue for years
to come."
The Taylor Haugen
Foundation was created to honor
the memory of the 15-year-old
Niceville High School student

a token of appreciation for his
service.
The purpose of the Niceville
High School Booster organization
is to help build, develop, support
and maintain the music program.
Booster meetings are open to the
public and take place the last
Thursday of each month, with the
exception of December and May,
at 6:30 p.m. in the chorus room.


who died after an injury sustained
during a football game on Aug.
30, 2008.
The mission of the foundation
is to provide scholarships to faith-
based, outgoing, community-ori-
ented, academically-proficient
athletes in the local community. It
strives to emulate all of Taylor's
best qualities--his devotion to his
faith, family, friends, academics,
sports, and, most importantly, his
mantra, "Don't Quit--Never Give
Up."
Additional information about
the foundation can be found at tay
lorhaugen.org.


TORStmasters

earn kudos

frOm director
The Emerald Coast
Toastmasters Club has received
membership in the President's
Distinguished Club, according to
a letter to club president Esin
Gershaw from Toastmasters
International Executive Director
Daniel Rex.
"I appreciate the tremendous
effort your club made to achieve
this award," Rex wrote. "Club
officers and members worked
closely as a team to meet
Distinguished Club Program
goals. Officers organized and con-
ducted exciting club meetings,
made sure all members had plen-
ty of speaking and leadership
opportunities and promoted mem-
bership growth. Members, in turn,
prepared carefully for meeting
assignments, earned educational
awards and invited friends, rela-
tive and co-workers to meetings to
help build membership. Because
of everyone's efforts, the club
achieved the Toastmasters club
mission.'
Gershaw said, "Members'
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our club to achieve the President's
Distinguished Club status, meet-
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same time many of our members
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ST. JUDE's EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Sunday Services
Holy Eucharist 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday
Men's Breakfast 6:45 a.m.
Sewing Guild 9:00 a.m.
Chapel Service 11:oo a.m.
Fellowship Dinner 5:15 p.m.
Adult, Youth & Children's Classes 6:00 p.m.
678-7013 200 N. Partin Drive, Niceville
(across from Ruckel Middle School) www.stjudes.us info@stjudes.us


County in the GIS Department.
inhetwe dng2wl take: plc
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ny of their family and friends.


I ricia 1-antasKI
Jason R. Snyder and Jordan Hess
and Katrina E. Hamilton Fnak-es


Hamilton-Snyder
Mr. and Mrsa. Larry Tipton of
Crestview and Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Hamilton III of
Valparaiso announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Katrina E. Hamilton, to Jason
R. Snyder, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Greenslade of
Niceville.
The bride-to-be is a graduate
of the University of West
Florida, where she received a
BS degree in environmental sci-
ence. She is a park ranger at
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou
State Park in Niceville.
The groom-to-be graduated
from the University of West
Florida and holds a masters
degree in mathematics. He is
employed with Okaloosa


Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Fantaski of Niceville announce
the engagement of their daugh-
ter Tricia Fantaski to Jordan
Hess'
Tricia is a 2000 graduate of
Niceville High School and a
2005 graduate of the University
of Florida with a BS in comput-
er engineering. She is employed
at Harris in Boynton Beach,
Fla., and is pursuing her masters
in computer engineering at UF.
Jordan is a 1999 graduate of
Cooper High School in Cooper
City, Fla. He attained his BA in
2004 at UF in joumnalism/com-
munication. He is employed by
Life Brokerage Financial Group
in Boynton Beach.
20The wedding date is Sept. 5'


'Camelot' will take the Mlattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center stage Dec. 1.


Broadway series events and $30
for Artist Series appearances by
Benise and Ed Asner. A group
discount of $5 per ticket is
available for groups of 10 or
more. The center's main theater
is the site of all national shows
and seats 1,650 patrons.
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center


is also the home venue of the
region's premiere professional
symphony, the Northwest
Florida Symphony Orchestra
(NFSO), now in its 23rd season.
Symphony season packages for
$100 each or single concert
tickets for $22.50 each are on
sale from the box office. A


series of free art exhibits in the
center's two galleries, as well as
free and ticketed performances
produced by various fine and
performing arts groups at
Northwest Florida State
College, and a series of per-
formances for school groups are
also scheduled.


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Sunday: Holy Communlon 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.
Theology on Tap 6:30 p.m. In Rectory
Tuesday: Morning Prayer 9 a.m.
Wednesday: Holy Communlon 12 p.m. (noon)
Thursday: Evensong 6 p.m., Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
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Mla ttie Kelly

Center sets

6 programs

Season ticket sales open
Aug. 24 for the 2009-10 series
of Broadway's best touring
shows at the Mattie Kelly Fine
and Performing Arts Center,
100 College Boulevard, at
Northwest Florida State College
in Niceville. Now in its 13th
year, the center will host six
national shows including "Le
Grand Cirque," Ed Asner as
FDR, "The Wedding Singer,"
"Camelot," the international
sensation "Tap Dogs," and
Spanish guitarist Roni Benise in
his Emmy award-winning stage
show "Nights of Fire."
Season tickets for the nation-
al shows are $200 for a combo
package of six Broadway and
Artist shows or $165 for a pack-
age of four Broadway events.
They are available through Oct.
23 by phone at 729-6000 or in
person from the Mattie Kelly
Arts Center box office.
Individual tickets for all
national shows go on sale by
Web Aug. 28 through the cen-
ter's Web site at mattiekellyarts-
center.org and Aug. 31 by phone
or in person from the box office.
Individual tickets are $45 for


8:00-9:10 (Praise) 10:30 a.m.
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Preschool Parent Orientation
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before 5 p.m. Wednesday.


Upcoming blood drives
Wednesday, Aug. 19: First United
Methodist
Church ,
Niceville, 1-8
p~m.
Thursday y,
Aug. 20:
Crestview Post Office, 8-11 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 21: Sacred Heart
Hospital, Emerald Coast, 7:30 a.m.-3
p~m.
Saturday, Aug. 22: Wal-Mart Fort
Walton Beach, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Every
donor will receive a $10 gift card.

Met~h dt Ch c, 25 9 Eihtthnit d
Crestview, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Knights of
Columbus, 3022 Stillwell Blvd,
Crestview, 8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Fine-free month at library
August is Fines Free Month at the
Niceville library. If you have overdue
books, now is a great time to retum
them without incurring a fee.
Library photo exhibit
The Niceville Public Library is
featuring a photography exhibit by
local photographer, Opal
Westmorland now through Sept. 28.
Opal has been doing freelance pho-
tography for over 20 years. She is a
member of The international Library


Yard sale help sought
Covenant Hospice is seeking donations and volunteers for
its garage sales at 1419 29th St., Niceville, Fridays and
Saturday on the second and fourth weekends of the
month, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., through the end of October. The sales
will benefit its non-funded and under-funded programs in
Okaloosa and Walton counties, including bereavement
services, children's services, chaplain services and indi-
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of Photography and has had several
photos published in their books. She
is also a member of The Nature
Conservancy.
Chamber auditions
Okaloosa Chamber Smngers, now
mn its 12th season, is an auditioned
choir specializing in the performance
of classical choral repertoire. Katie
Ott, outstanding harpist, will join
OCS in the performance of Janacek's


The deadline is Sept. 19.
Categories are: Nature, Sports,
Community, History, Recreation,
Academics and Organizations.
First, second and third place win-
ners will receive prizes.
Winning photos may be made
into a calendar or published in other
city publications. Proceeds from the
calendar sales will be used to support
library programs.
Inappropriate images will not be
judged. The Library reserves the
right to make necessary adjustments
for printing. The image must be your
original: no copyright violations or
manipulation of photos accepted.
Limit three images per contestant.
Pick up registrations at Youth
Services.
Hospice seeks helpers
Emerald Coast Hospice needs
Volunteers in the following areas:
Crestview, Laurel Hill, Holt,
Baker, De Funiak Springs, Freeport
and Niceville. Volunteer Trainin
Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch wil
be provided. Volunteering is a won-
derful way to give back to the com-
munity. Please bring a non perishable
f~o d to dnate doour Annual Fod
110, Crestryiew, Florida 32539. Info:
Ann O'Connor, 689-0300.
Barbecue challenge
The Rotary Club of Destin will
present "Smoke On The Harbor:' a
Rotary Barbecue Challenge,
Saturday, Aug. 22, noon- 5 p.m. at
HarborWalk Village. Admission is
free and open to the public.Rotary
clubs representing Crestview, Destin,
Fort Walton Beach, Mid-Bay and
South Walton will compete for the
entry fee purse from their signature

t cuee wi es aail bl fer nucdh
with beer and soda beverages sold


through HarborWalk Village restau-
rant merchants. Proceeds will benefit
Rotary International's Polio Plus pro-
gram, a world-wide effort to eradi-
cate polio and other local humanitar-
ian projects.
Info: Todd Wilkinson, 830-1091.
Chorus seeks singers
The Fort Walton Beach
Community Chorus is looking for
singers from Okaloosa, Walton and
Santa Rosa counties to join us in its
35th year. It is a regional chorus with
members from as far away as Gulf
Breeze, Crestview and Destmn.
Practice for the Christmas show
starts Tuesday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m. The
chorus practices each Tuesday at 7
p.m. in the First Christian Church
sanctuary, 201 St. Mary Ave. (across
from the Fort Walton Beach City
Comp 1ex) .
""" Membership is
open for all voic-
I a es in all ranges
for anyone over
18. New mem-
bers must sign up and attend practice
no later than Sept. 22.
Info: Lisa Stanhope, 650-5715.
Visit the chorus at fwbec.org.
Soccer annual meeting
Emerald Coast United Inc.
Soccer Club will have its 2009 annu-
al general membership meeting Aug.
25, 6 p.m. in the Ruckel Cafeteria.
Amendments to by laws and new
officers will be voted on.
Evolution/creation lecture
The Mattie Kelly Cultural and
EnvironmentallInstitute at Northwest
Florida State College will present Dr.
Patricia '"Tricia" Kelley, a National
Association of Geoscience Teachers
Distinguished Lecturer, Thursday,
Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. on the mainstage
of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on
the college's Niceville campus.
Kelley will present a free public lec-
ture on '"Evolution and Creation:
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c... ..c or kCos tiblea special
semester-long series on evolution as
part of the college's regular '"Science
Peridianarseminudsenis Thhed rula
of the month, 11 a.m.-noon on the
NWFSC Niceville Campus. All
Science Friday seminars are free and
open to the public. Fall semester
speakers and topics include:
Ce 11u 1ar
E v o ution :
Tracing Our
Cellular Lineage"
Sept. 18 with Dr.
Darryl Ritter, a
professor of biol-
ogy and division director of Natural
Sciences at NWFSC: '"Evolution and
Extinction in the Fossil Record" Oct.
16 with Dr. Jon Bryan, an NWFSC


setting of "Our
Father" in a pro-
gram that ranges
from Haydn to
Gershwin .
Concert dates
have been set for


Feb. 19-21. Rehearsals start Tuesday'
Sept. 15, at Grace Presbyterian
Church in Niceville. For further
information and to schedule an audi-
tion time call Dr. Marilyn Overturf,
director, at 682-9651.
Hospice garage sales
Covenant Hospice will hold
garage sales at 1419 29th St.'
Niceville dFridaysoandh Saturdayds on
te second an fut wee end o
tedmon h, b a.m.-ep m., th ough te
fit its non-funded and under-funded
programs in Okaloosa and Walton
counties, including bereavement
services, children's services, chap-
lain services and indigent care.
Items on sale include furniture,
books, (new) Halloween costumes
(new) and Christmas decorations.
The non-profit is now seeking
garage sale donations and volunteers
to help in orgamizmg the sale.
Info: Shelley Canales or Lill
Jennings, 729-1800.
Teen photo contest
The 2009 Niceville Library Teen
Photo Contest for ages 13-17 carries
the main theme: '"Expose Niceville.


professor of earth science and
oceanography: and '"Fossil
Hominids: Evidence for Human
Evolution" Nov. 20, with Dr. Beth
Ritter, a professor of Illi!.11..l. ..1.
who holds a doctorate in anthropolo-
gy. Info: 729-5376.
Host families needed
Rocky Bayou Christian School m
Niceville is looking for host families
living in Okaloosa county to host an
international student. Students come
from China, Thailand, Taiwan.
Filand Japan,S a nmay td tKsteaa

with their host family for 10 months.
Call 729-7227 ext. 375 or e-mail
williamsd@rbes.org.
Free concerts set
Music in Grand Park, Grand
Boulevard at Sandestin, featuring the
Sean Dietrich Trio & Cheryl Jones,
will be performed 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Aug. 19 and 26.
The concerts are free on the pub-
lic green in Grand Park, located mn
Grand Boulevard at Sandestin at the
entrance to Sandestin Golf and
Beach Resort. Bring blankets and
chairs.


Info: 654-5929 or grandboule
vard.com
Wuthering Heights talk

orSummele bookddiscutbh on ic 1
Library: '"Wuthering Heights" by
Emily Bronte, Wednesday, Aug. 19,
10 a.m. In the library. Holds can be
placed onlmne, by e-mail or you can
call729-4090.
Purses with a Purpose
If you like designer purses, but
noothte reine rce n wud ih
Purpose" is an event you will not
want to miss. Jomn Shelter House and
the Ronald McDonald House for a
benefit purse auction and sale Aug.
20, 5:30-8:30 p.m. between Nike and
Restoration Hardware Clearance
Center at Silver Sands Factory
Stores. Admission is free and all pro-
ceeds will benefit the Ronald
McDonald House and Shelter House.
Fish for Relay for Life
For Relay For Life, a Buddy Boat
Bream tournament, sponsored by the
City of Niceville, will take place
Aug. 22, at
Smoke House
Lake, tournament
headquarters.
Entry fee per boat
is $50 with a 50~
percent payback
with 50 percent going to Relay for
Life. Official tournament entry form
and rules can be picked up at the
Niceville Public Library and the
Niceville City Administration Office
located on Partin Drive in the
Municipal Complex.
Seek triple word score
Scrabble Anyone? at Niceville
Library. Do you enjoy playing
Scrabble? Niceville Public Library
will be set up with Scrabble boards
for the adult community to play and
enjoy on Wednesday, Aug. 26, begin-
ning at 10:30 am. Info and to reserve
a seat, as required, phone 729-4090.
NFSC surplus sale
Northwest Florida State College
will hold a surplus sale Aug. 28, 8
a.m.-4 p.m., at the Niceville Campus
in Building G-2. The sale is open to
the public and conducted by closed
bid with no prior inspection.
Property is sold in "as-is" condition.
Various items are available including
computers, computer parts, printers,
office type furniture, a 26-passenger
bus, a van and various miscellaneous
items.
Info: 729-5380.
Charity golf classic
The Rocky Bayou Country Club
in Niceville will hold the Twin Cities
Charity Classic Golf Toumnament
Thursday, Sept. 3. Proceeds will ben-
efit the Niceville
Family YMCA
and the Heritage
Museum of
C Northwest
Florida.
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