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Title: The Bay beacon
Alternate Title: Beacon
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Bayou Enterprises
Place of Publication: Niceville Fla
Niceville, Fla
Publication Date: November 4, 2009
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Ex-cop to appeal firing


The per-
jury charge
has since
been dis-
missed, as
has part of =
the official-
misconduct
charge.
Richburg is / c;
awaiting
trial on the James R.
remaining Richburg at col-
Charge, and F eeto
has peti-ay
tioned the college for reinstate-
ment as president, or for com-
pensation for the three years
remaining in his contract, a sum
Please see RICHBURG, page A-8


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
A Niceville couple plans to
construct an assisted-living
facility near Bluewater Bay and
open it next spring.
Bee Hive Homes of
Niceville is the name of the
proposed 15-unit, 8,000-square-
foot facility that Steve and
Leslie Walker, of Niceville,
plan to open on a one-acre plot


at 4268 Ida Coon Circle.
Fourteen of the rooms in the
residential-style assisted-living
facility will be able to house
one resident each, the Walkers
said. The 15th room will be
able to house a couple.
The home will retain the
feel of a family residence while
providing around-the-clock
staffing and home-cooked
meals served family style, Mrs.


Walker said. Other services
will include daily housekeep-
ing, laundry service and assis-
tance with everyday activities
such as medication, walking
and grooming. The site plans
include a fenced backyard with
a patio and a path through a
garden where residents can
exercise and get fresh air in a
secure setting.
Okaloosa County's


Technical Review Colmnittee is construction later this month.


scheduled to review the plans
for the proposed facility
Thursday. The property is
zoned Residential General
Development (RGD), which
allows for the proposed use,
according to Marrissa
Martinez, of the county's
Growth Management
Department.
The Walkers hope to begin


Jeri Toolan of Tew
Construction has been selected
as the builder, Mrs. Walker
said. The owners anticipate
opening in the spring of 2010.
The facility is expected to
generate about 11 full- and
part-time jobs, the Walkers
said.

Please see FACILITY, page A-7


By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
Rebuffed in its attempt to get
the Niceville City Council to
approve rezoning the Hawk's
Landing area of northwest
Niceville from R-1, single-family
residential, to R-3, multiple fami-
ly, Ruckel Properties brought a
revised request before the
Niceville Planning Colmnission
Monday.
The commission, for the sec-
and time in as many months,
overrode Air Force objections
and voted Monday to approve the
request and send it on to the city
council. The council will consid-.
er it at its regular meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in
council chambers.


The planners' vote to approve
was passed 4-2, with Thomas
Churan and Fred Jones voting
against and Vicki Ritchson, Tony
Namlick, Chris McLeaish and Ed
Sweeney voting for. Commission
member Judy Bymne Riley did
not attend the meeting.
The property is just south of
College Boulevard, west of Twin
Cities Hospital.
Responding to the concerns of
neighbors that their property val-
ues would decrease if as many as
225 townhouses were constructed
on the 15-acre property and Air
Rarce objections that the property
lies within a possible crash zone
for aircraft from Eglin, Ruckel

Please see BOARD, page A-9


Beacon photo by Del Lessard
This store for Willingham Seafood in Valparaiso is at the center of a controversy between
city officials and owner Matt Willingham, former police captain. The city contends the
building was built without proper permits and zoning waivers. Willingham has lost his
police job in the dispute.


Willingham loses job over allegations

his seafood store violated city code


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspond'ent
Northwest Florida State
College ex-president James R.
Richburg was among the visitors
to a reception Friday honoring
artists exhibiting in new shows at
the college art galleries on the
main campus in Niceville.
Richburg, of Niceville, has
kept a low public profile since he
was dismissed as the college's
president in April after 22 years
at the helm.
The college board of trustees
fired Richburg and the state
stopped his pension after he was
indictedby state grand jury on
charges of perjury and official
misconduct, which he denied.


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Fonner Valparaiso police
Capt. Matt Willingham says
he will appeal his firing.
Neither Willingham nor his
lawyer appeared at two
administrative hearings, Oct.
21 and 28, to contest Mayor
John B. Amold's previously
announced intention to dis-
miss him due to city code vio-
lations in a side business run
by Willingham, then the city's
chief code-enforcement offi-
cer.
"I have decided to tenni-
nate your employment with


the City of
Valparaiso
effective
this mom-
mng,
Mayor
Bruce .
Amold.
wrote in a -
letter hand-
delivered
Oct. 28 to Matt Willingham
Willingham, fonnerly second
in colmnand of the police
department.
Meantime, Police Chief
Joe Hart has appointed anoth-
er officer, Sgt. David


Bruckehneyer, as interim code
enforcement officer.
Amold suspended
Willingham Oct. 14 on allega-
tions that his seafood store
had been operating in viola-
tion of city code even as the
police captain was in charge
of enforcing that code.
Willingham, who denies
any violations, said he plans
to appeal his termination. But
he declined to provide any
specifies on the basis for his
appeal.
Citing sections of the city's

Please see EX-COP, page A-8


--Boise Air Tenninal Air
Guard Station, Idaho.
--Holloman AFB N.M.
-Luke AFB, Ariz.
-Tucson Intemnational
Airport Air Guard Station, Ariz.
The six bases selected as can-
didate bases for operations are:
--Burlington Intemnational
Airport Guard Station, Vt.
--Hill AFB, Utah.


Northwest Florida State College
who is active in area economic
development effiarts.
Valparaiso earlier this year
sued the Air Force in federal
court, seeking to get the service
to reduce expected F-35 noise
impact on the community. The
Air Force subsequently made
Please see F-35, page A-2


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
The Air Force has narrowed
the list of possible bases for the
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter frmin
205 to 11.
Eglin Air Force Base, which
is already to be the site of train-
ing for F-35 pilots and maintain-
ers fmom three U.S. services and
from military forces of allied


countries as well, was named a
possible Air Force training site in
the latest list.
Eglin was not named as a
possible site of an operational F-
35 unit.
According to the Air Force
announcement Oct. 29, the five
military bases selected as possi-
ble F-35 training bases are:
--Eglin Air Force Base


--Jacksonville Intemnational
Airport Air Guard Station, Fla.
--Mountain Home AFB,
Idaho.
-Shaw AFB, S.C.
--McEntire Air Guard Base,
S.C.
"This is (Valparaiso) Mayor
(Bruce) Amold's legacy right
here," said a disappointed David
Goetsch, a vice president of


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By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Much of the recent news has been about
the effects of high levels of jet noise
expected in Valparaiso and parts of
Niaceville from don atf F-3 fightevrk .
next year at Eglin Air Force Base. The
issue of jet noise affecting surrounding
civilian communities, however, is not a new
one for the Twin Cities area.
Thanks to a reader in Niceville, the
Beacon obtained a copy of a 32-year-old
article from a now-defunct weekly paper
published in Valparaiso. The Page 1 story
in the June 30, 1977, issue of the Bayou
Times was headlined (pre-spellchecker):
"Noisey F-4s to be replaced by faster, but
quieter F-15s."


The story stated that the Air Force had
announced the previous Friday that the F-
4E Phantom jets of the 33rd Tactical
Fighter Wing would be replaced by newer,
high-perfiannance F-15 Eagles starting in
ealTe F-15, which an Air Force
spokesman called 'much quieter than the F-
4,' will significantly lower the noise level in
the Valparaiso-Niceville area," the Bayou
Times wrote.
In September, 33rd Fighter Wing com-
mander Col. Todd Hanner ended an era
when he flew the wing's last F-15 to an Air
Force "boneyard" in the Arizona desert.
On Oct. 1 the 33rd wing transitioned from
an air-to-air warfighting role to a training

Please see NOISE, page A-2


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replace more-noisy F-4s based at Eglin Air Force Base. The last of the now-aging F-15s left Eglin in September for an
Air Force "boneyard" in Arizona.


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Friday, 5-8 p.m.
The annual Valparaiso
Elementary School
"Harvest Festival" fea-
tures games, contests, a
cake walk, Giggles the
Clown, a hayride, food
booths, a silent basket
bid and more. Game
tickets are $1 f or five
before the event and $1
for four at the door.
Admission is free.

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Ad mission is $5 for
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Saturday, II a.m.
Find out how you r
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009


F-35
From page A-1

a decision to beddown only 59 of
an initial 107 possible training air-
craft at Eglin, reserving a decision
on whether to put the remaining
48 at Eglin or somewhere else,
That decision is expected in early
2011.
At one time, Goetsch said, area
officials hoped Eglin would get up
to 200 F-35s for both training and
operational missions, more than
offsetting the recent loss of the
33rd Fighter Wing combat unit.
After the 2005 Base Realigmnent
and Closure (BRAC) decision to
base up to 107 training F-35s at
Eglin, the 33rd Fighter Wing
announced it would shut down its
two combat squadnans, totaling 54
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Eglin in September,
However, it is not clear
whether the Air Force ever seri-
ously considered Eglin as an oper-
ational base for the F-35, given its
already-announced training mis-
sion. Eglin was never on the list of
205 possible bases as an opera-
tional base, the Air Force said.
Last week's Air Force
announcement of the 11 candidate
bases for follow-on F-35s paves
the way for the service to begin the
fonnal environmental impact
analysis process and site assess-
ment of the bases, allowing com-
munities around each candidate
base to participate in the environ-
mental reports.
"The selection of this candidate
list is the result of a deliberate,
repeatable, standardized and trans-
parent process," said Kathleen
Ferguson, Air Force deputy assis-


tant secretary of installations. "We
are excited about the future of the
Joint Strike Fighter and look for-
ward to working with each of the
communities surrounding these
bases to ensure all of their con-
cemns are addressed," she said.
Goetsch said that the local
community has not given up on
getting at least 72 F-35 aircraft sta-
tioned at Eglin to support the train-
ing mission. The difference of one
or two squadrons possibly going
elsewhere is because, he said,
Valparaiso chose to fight the new
aircraft with a lawsuit, rather than
welcome the new mission with
open arms.
"The difference between 107
and 59 (F-35s assigned to Eglin) is
a self-inflicted wound," Goetsch
said. Colmnunities around west-
ern bases such as Luke, Tucson
and Hill have used that (news


accounts of the Valparaiso lawsuit)
to Eglin's detriment, he said, and
have enlisted the help of Sen. John
McCain, R-Ariz., fonner presi-
dential candidate. "Basically, we
are a diminished training base," he
said.
Mayor Amold of Valparaiso
did not respond directly to
Goetsch's assertion that a dimin-
ished F-35 training role for Eglin
was Amold's "legacy' to Okaloosa
County.
Asked to comment, Amold
said: "The Air Force is doing
what's best for the Air Force and
the country."
With the phaseout of the F-15
and the curtailment of the F-22
programs some bases will be left
without a mission, he said. "We
always supported the F-35 pro-
gram," the mayor continued, but
Eglin did not consider sufficient
alternatives that would reduce jet
noise in surrounding colmnuni-
ties, including Valparaiso, the city
closest to an Eglin runway.
"We didn't say we didn't want
the airplanes here," Amold said.
He noted that in the wake of
Valparaiso's lawsuit, the Air Force
is studying 18 ways to reduce the
noise of F-35 flights centered at
Eglin.
Valparaiso city commissioners
and their attorneys have sched-
uled an executive session today,
Nov. 4, at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the
city's lawsuit against the Air


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From page A-1
job teaching ainnen to fly and
maintain the latest Air Force war-
plane, the F-35 Lightning II, also
known as the Joint Strike Fighter,
The incoming F-35s, which
are scheduled to begin arriving
next year, are expected to be
noisier than the F-15s they will
replace at Eglin, and the city of
Valparaiso has sued the Air
Force over the effects forecast
for residents of civilian areas.


with the Air Force since the begin-
ning of the F-35 basing process.
This marks the first time the Air
National Guard has been brought
in on the front end of the fielding
of a new weapon platfonn.
Including five ANG installations
on the initial F-35 candidate bas-
ing list clearly demonstrates that
the U .S. Air Force understands the
strategic value of concurrent and
proportional recapitalization of
the Air National Guard. Together
we'll develop a lethal and flexible
total force team fully engaged in
global precision attack while
simultaneously defending our
homeland."
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.,
a member of the Senate Anned
Services Colmnittee, said: "The
Florida Guard arguably is the
finest in the country, and is among
the most tested," "And the impor-
tance of Eglin to our national
security--it almost goes without
saying."
"The Air Force began this
analysis with over 205 possible
locations," said U.S. Rep. Ander
Crenshaw, R-Jacksonville.
"While there are many steps left
before a final choice is made, this
announcement is welcome news.
Moreover, it demonstrates the
hard work done to prevent
encroachment of our airspace and
ensure our bases have modem
facilities and state of art equip-
ment."

Mrs. Scott said that after the
sale, "We ran the paper for a year
for Scripps League and then they
asked us to move to Kentucky,
where there were three Scripps
League papers. Berkeley was
the publisher of the Paris Daily
Enterprise, the Georgetown
News and Times and the Hazard
Herald-Voice, and I was the edi-
tor of the Paris Daily Enterprise,
which at that time was published
five days a week. Unfortunately,
Scripps League wasn't a well-
run organization and eventually
they stopped publishing both the
Bayou Times and the Paris Daily
Enterprise."
She added: "As far as jet
noise, I don't think it came up
much after that (the June 1977
story in the Bayou Times about
the advent of the F-15), but after
30 years it is hard to remember!"
There are other similarities,
and differences, between the
chnge brou htd aout by tim

Closure decision to base as
many as 107 F-35s at Eglin and
the transition from F-4s to F-15s
30 years ago.
In 1977 the Bayou Times
stated that the Air Force had
announced that switch to F-15s
would not significantly affect
the number of civilian or mili-
tary personnel authorized at
Eglin's 33rd Fighter Wing. In
addition, the late 1970s transi-


Force.
The list of candidate F-35
bases announced last week were
selected using previously
announced basing criteria such as
airspace, flight training ranges,
weather, support facilities, run-
ways, taxi ramps and environ-
mental concerns, and military
judgment factors such as combat-
ant commander requirements, air-
craft retirements and delivery
schedules, aircraft maintenance
and logistics support and integra-
tion with the Air National Guard
and Air Force Reserve.
By late spring of 2010 Air
Force officials expect to announce
its preferred locations. Once for-
mal enviromnental impact state-
ments are complete, the Air Force
will issue fmnal basing decisions,
anticipated in early 2011.
Five of the 11 bases under con-
sideration for the F-35, the
nation's newest jet fighter, are Air
Guard bases, including one in
Jacksonville. Air Guard bases
typically don't see front-line air-
craft until much later in the life
cycle of an aircraft.
The Beacon asked the Air
Force about the significance of
five Air National Guard sites list-
ed on the F-35 candidate list. Maj.
Gen. Patrick J. Moisio, Deputy
Director Air National Guard
responded:
"The Air National Guard is
proud to have worked closely

The Beacon recently contact-
ed the fonner editor, publisher,
and owners of the Bayou Times,
Berkeley F. Scott and his wife,
Jeanine M. Scott.
"My husband, Berkeley, and I
started the Bayou Times in 1973
and sold it to Scripps League of
Newspapers in 1978," stated
Mrs. Scott in an e-mail from the
couple's home in Kentucky.
Jeanine was the managing editor
of the Bayou Times, which was
published every Thursday in
Valparaiso. Her husband was
editor and publisher.


tion was expected to result in
about $3.8 million in military
COnstruction projects at Eglin,
P1 aCCOrding to the Bayou Times
story.
A few months after the 2005
BRAC decision to bring F-35s
to Eglin, the Air Force
announced that the 33rd Fighter
Wing with 2,000 personnel
WOuld be deactivated by the
end of September 2009 and its
54 aging F-15s reassigned to
Guard and Reserve units, or
sent to an aircraft "boneyard" in
Arizona.
The Air Force estimated that
a full complement of 107 F-35s
at Eglin would bring approxi-
ket' gives
mately 2,750 personnel and
L teams more than $400 million in mili-

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The Okaloosa County Health
Department has been notified of
the county's second death due to
the H1N1 (swine flu) in a 51-year-
old female with underlying med-
ical conditions.
The Health Department direc-
tor, Dr. Karen Chapman, said,
"We offer our condolences to this
individual's family and friends. I
hope that with the passage of time,
the edges of your sorrow will soft-
en and ease your burden."
The health department reiterat-
ed its list of measures to reduce
the likelihood of infection from
seasonal flu or swine flu:
-Wash hands frequently with
soap and water or use an alcohol-
based hand sanitizer to lessen the
spread of respiratory illness.
Mough or sneeze into your
elbow or tissue--then wash your
hands.
--Avoid touching your eyes,
nose and mouth.
--Avoid close contact with
people who are coughing or other-
wise appear ill.
Stay at home if you are sick
to avoid spreading the illness to
others.
The signs and symptoms of
influenza include: fever, cough,


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sore throat, runny or stuffy nose,
body aches, headache, chills,
fatigue, and in the case of the
H1N1 virus, diarrhea and vomit-
ing. If you think your illness might
be influenza, you should stay
home and avoid contact with other
people except to get medical care.
Call your doctor and ask whether
you need to be seen in the office,
emergency department or whether
you can manage at home.
Most healthy people with 2009
H1N1 influenza have mild illness
and do not need medical care or
antiviral drugs. While not a substi-
tute for consulting with your doc-
tor, the following Web site helps
adults evaluate their symptoms:
flu.gov/evaluation.
Some people are more likely to
get flu complications, and they
should talk to a health care
provider at the first sign of symp-
toms about whether they need to
be examined. Medications to treat
influenza must be given early to
work the best. Higher risk poten-
tial victims are:
Children younger than 5, but
especially children younger than 2
Please see FLU, page A-8


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of Adjustments to continue operating his business at 507 Valparaiso Parkway, above.


Both business owners told the
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locations where similar business-
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past, and would merely be con-
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Parkway, 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7,
as it hosts Dr. Richard Hallion, an
internationally recognized aero-
space and military historian.
Hallion will discuss and take ques-
tions on military aviation history.
A graduate of the University of
Maryland, Hallion is the author and

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The Choctawhatchee Audubon
Society's November field trip will
view the fauna and flora of Beulah
Laidlaw Nature Preserve in
Washington County on Saturday,
Nov. 7. Members and non-members
are invited to participate.
Participants are encouraged to wear
long pants and bring binoculars, a
bird book, and bug spray. Meet at
Bluewater Bay Winn Dixie parking
lot, 7 a.m. RSVP with Carole
Goodyear, 897-2666 and carole-


there. Kitchen and Bath employs
one or two people, said Tew.
Carter said his business usually
employs between eight and 12
people.
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Fencing for ages 3 to 70
The North Bay Society of the
Sword fencing club meets every
Monday and Thursday
evening at the First
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classes start at 6 p.m.
The public is invited to
come and learn the art of sword
fighting. Club dues are as low as
$15 a month. More information:
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Golden anniversary
The public is invited to join the
con reation of Northbay Baptist
Chu ceh in its celebration of the


either request, and city staff ree-
ommended approval, before both
Board of Adjustments members
present gave their approval to the
requests. The third member of
the three-member board was
absent from the meeting.

church's 50th anniversary. The
event begins with a service of wor-
ship and praise at 10 a.m., Sunday,
Nov. 8.
The Rev. David DuVall will
lead the worship service with the
Rev. Warren Fox in addition to
many other participants. Following
the service, a potluck luncheon
will be provided by the church
pmly sTehoem hrc rw also tve
ry with opportunities to share
mhem celebration will also
include a Saturday night fellow-
ship time, 7-9 p.m. at the Seminole
Community Center, 1470 Cedar
Street, Seminole. Snacks and bev-
erages will be provided by the
church.
R.S.V.P. at 897-3612 or by mail
to Northbay Baptist Church, 4681
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By Mike Griffith
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the Valparaiso City Commission
chamber Thursday, Oct. 29, the
city s Board of Adjustments
approved two requests for excep-
tions to the city's zoning permit-
ted uses for property.
The first request was present-
ed by business owner Aaron Tew,
who operates A Kitchen and
Bath Group at 507 Valparaiso
Parkway. He asked to be allowed
to continue operating the busi-
ness, although it is located with-
in Plat 15, in a C-1 zoning dis-
trict, which usually does not per-
mit such a business.
The second request was pre-
sented by Chris Carter, for his
business, Creek Enterprises,
which installs and maintains
cable systems. His business,
located at 147 Nordberg Road, is
also located in Plat 15, within a
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By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspond'ent
Some visitors wore Halloween
costumes to an artists' reception
and opening of two art exhibits at
the Mattie Kelley Arts Center at
Northwest Florida State College,
Niceville, on Friday.
Some of the costumed visitors
were on their way to the
Northwest Florida Symphony
Orchestra's "Spooktacular" con-
cert, which was presented in the
adjacent Arts Center the same
evening. Like the music next door,
both art exhibits also had certain
spooky or mystical qualities, as
one might expect of art shows
opening the night before
Halloween.
Behind a dark curtain, the
Holzhauer Gallery was illuminat-
ed only by small spotlights, aimed
at sculptures covered by hundreds
of tiny mirrors, which reflected
small points of light onto the
walls, floor, ceiling, and people


within the gallery. Artist Wendy
Wischer said her exhibit, titled "In
Search of Magic," consists of
works which are polyvalentt and
multi-layered, designed to move
light around the room.
"I like doing interesting things
with light and space, to create an
atmosphere like that of a garden,"
Wischer said. The most prominent
sculpture in Wischer's exhibit is
called "Angels and Ancestors, Part
Three."
Resembling a large disco ball,
the sculpture is one of three simi-
lar works, and is in the shape of a
baobab tree. Wischer said such
trees are revered by some people
as symbols of light and life. Her
"tree" is covered by small mirrors
which reflect points of light
throughout the otherwise dark-
ened gallery, creating an effect
similar to being in a planetarium.
Wischer said she teaches at the
Ringling College of Art in
Sarasota when not doing works of


her own.
In the McIlroy Gallery, West
Virginia University art professor
Dylan Collins displayed drawings
and sculptures in an exhibit titled,
"Diagrammatic Disarray." His
works, he said, combine imagery
of biological objects such as cattle
entrails with mechanical, man-
made images such as pipes and


valves.
When observing his sculptures,
for example, the viewer gets an
impression somewhere between
seeing brightly colored plumbing
protruding from the walls and
floor, and seeing disembodied
cow's bowels made of Lego toys.
Collins said his work is some-
what similar to the bio-mechanical
style of H.R. Geiger, who is famed
for designing the acid-drooling
monsters of the "Alien" movie
series. "But my work," Collins
said, "is not as dark or gloomy."
Instead, said the artist, his
works are intended "to have a
more playful and toy-like aspect,
but also to be a little unsettling."
"I've always been interested in
anatomy and the body," Collins
said. "Most of my works are a
hybridization of the organic and
the mechanical."
In addition to artists, other
notable persons were at Friday's
art show. One of these was Mayor


An art reception Friday at
Northwest Florida State
tCollegie drewngmanym vi i-
Halloween costumes.
What appeared to be TV
characters Eddie Munster
and mom, Lily, were actu-
-ally Ryan Gillespie, 10, of
Niceville, and his mother,
Patti Gillespie.

Beacon photos
by Mike Griffith

"learn more about the American
way of life and the American
dream" while visiting Northwest
Florida.
The two exhibits are on display
at the Mattie Kelley Arts Center
through Dec. 6. The art center gal-
leries are open 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday through Thursdays, and
1-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is
free More information: 729-
6044.


Noel Faucher, of the French island
city of Noirmoutier, which is a sis-
ter city of Crestview, Florida. With
Faucher was his translator, Marie
Therese Reed. Faucher said he
came to Northwest Florida with
about 20 exchange students from
his city, who are living with local
families while studying at
NWFSC, while some American
students are visiting his city in
France. Faucher said he hopes to


"Angels and Ancestors, Part
Three" is part of artist Wendy
Wischer's show at Northwest
Florida State College.


Advertising Feature
Tami Alford-Duttweiler,
owner of House of Carpets in
Fort Walton Beach, describes
her business as "my dad's
baby." Her father, Ron Alford, a
Niceville native, established the
company in 1970 in partnership
with Gale Hohnadale. After his
death from cancer in 2004,
Tami and her husband, John
Duttweiler, continued the tradi-
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which her father's business
was known. "One of the most
important things to me is con-
tinuing my dad's legacy," said
Tami. Under their leadership,
House of Carpets continues to
serve the needs of flooring cus-
tomers throughout the area.
And everyone walking
through the front door is bound
to feel at home, as the compa-
ny draws on local talent to pro-
vide its services. One example
is new team member Indio
Balderrama of Niceville, who
gained experience at another
local flooring business. Even
some of their installers are sec-
ond-generation employees.
And most have roots in the
Niceville area.
"The number one thing that
separates our company from


Pictured from left to right: John Duttweiler, Tami Alford-Duttweiler, and Indio Balderrama.


Other people is we take care of
our customers from end to
end," said Tami. House of


Carpets' work doesn't finish
when the installation job is
over. "We want not just a satis-
fied customer, but a loyal cus-
tomer," said John. "We treat our
customers like friends from the
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This commitment to contin-
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The Emerald Coast Chorus
recently hosted the 21st annual
Joe Breedon Panhandle
Regional (inging)ll Festival at
Camp Timpoochee, Niceville.
The annual four-part harmo-
ny, a cappella singing retreat
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mony chorus' from Tallahassee
to Mobile in a weekend of
singing, learning and perform-
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This year, the Timpoochee
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from Niceville High School and
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chorus.
The Emerald Coast Chorus
rehearses every Thursday at 7
p.m. at the Shalimar United
Methodist Church. New singers
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Chamber honors Kuhnt

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Fire Department Reports
-= -NicevilIle
ileFire Department responded to the following calls Oct. 26 through
SSructur fire 15 Emergency me tal call
0 Vehicle -l 2 Vehicleacde
0 Other denlgscjet with eti o
0 Illegaliii ~ n ~~ Other Emergen Bcall ^ L1
0 False alarms 0 Hazardouscodon

E.C le e Boulevard .................Me ia ..........................1 02 /09.................. 4:5
Bys eeeDnive............... Meia .............1 0/60........1:345
Re oleves Street........................Medical ............................1 0/26/09..................14 :44
Reeves Street.............................Medical............................1 0/26/09..................21 :31
Regvs rreeD ve .............MeI ca prob............. em60..........2
CamsoelDia Plc............................Medical ............................1 0/28/09..................07:31
rtin a vtr et per.... ..................E t Ia olac i ent.............. /0 ..................03
Sparklebrr Cove .........................Medical ............................1 0/29/09..................18:10
W. Johtn Srims nParkwa..............MVedicleal.........................10/30/09..................09:194
Sp r slbryC v ............... .. edia I ent............02/0.
E. John Sims Parkway...............Medical ............................10/31/09............74
Be Dg e.m ....M cal..............Vhc a idn..............1 0/1310/09..................1 5:
2StRe 85N...................................Medical ............................110/31/09....................1:39
E. John Sims Parkway...............Medical ............................110/31/09....................1:14


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North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls Oct. 25 through
Nov. 2.
L.Qgatigon Situation Date Time
Merchants Way ..............EMS excluding vehicle .........................1 0/25/09......09:58
Hickory Street ...................EMS excluding vehicle .........................1 0/26/09......05:40
Raintree Boulevard ..........Public assistance ..................................1 0/26/09......10:52
Parkwood Lane ........._.....EMS excluding vehicle .........................1 0/27/09......24:00
Nrhirdg iRosd ...............EM cxcldn vehicle ............1 /70...08:5
King Street ........................Electrical wiringlequipment problem ...1 0/28/09......03:34
E. Highway 20 ..................Sprinkler activation no fire....................1 0/28/09......10:09
Raintree Boulevard ..........EMS excluding vehicle.........................10/28/09....1:03
Lake Drive.........................EMS excluding vehicle.........................10/28/09....1 :21
Merchants Way ................EMS excluding vehicle .........................1 0/28/09......13:34
White Point Road ............EMS excluding vehicle.........................10/28/09....731
Parkside Circle ...............EMS excluding vehicle .........................1 0/28/09......18:20
Balmoral Dry. ....................EMS excluding vehicle .........................1 0/30/09......06:03
White Point Road ............EMS excluding vehicle .........................1 0/30/09......15:23
E. Highway 20 ..................EMS excluding vehicle .........................1 0/30/09......23:49
Bay Drv. and Oak Lane...Rescue EMSlother............................1//0......001
Oakmont Place.................EMS excluding vehicle.........................10/31/09....73
Oakmont Place.................Medical assist .......................................1 0/31/09......09:13
Merchants Way ...............EMS excluding vehicle.........................10/31/09....91
Norwich Circle ..................Rescue EMS........................................0/31/09......10:23
Windward Way .................Rescue EMS........................................0/31/09......14:57
Woodlands Drive..............Vehicle accident...............................1/ /0...... 01:34
Bobcat Cove .....................EMS excluding vehicle.........................11/01/09....8:51
Norwich Circle ..................EMS excluding vehicle.........................11/02/09....44
Visit northbayfd.org for greater detail of incidents.
East Niceville
The East Niceville Fire District responded to 20 calls Oct. 1 through Oct. 29. Visit
our website at www.enfd.net.
Loato situation Date Time
Bayshore Drive ...........Rescue EMS ..............................................0/1/09......10:04
Pine Avenue................EMS excluding vehicle accident w/injury....10/2/09 ......16:05
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Sarah Elizabeth Magallan, 21,
of 1624 Date Palm Drive,
Niceville, was arrested by sheriff s
deputies Oct 24 for battery on a
law enforcement officer, three
counts, and resisting arrest with
violence, one count. While
deputies were attempting to bring
Magallan to a detoxification facil-
ity due to her "highly intoxicated"

ctw euis one IVagl nhs hand andt
another on his shoulder. She alSO
kicked several deputieS.
* *
David William Armstrong, 39,
of 509 23rd St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies Oct.
23 on a misdemeanor worthless
check charge.
* *
Shannon Lore Allmon, unem-
ployed, 24, of 2008 Bayshore
Drive, Niceville, was arrested by
sheriffs deputies Oct. 23 for bat-
tery, domestic violence.
* *
Lucas Trevor Nelson, a store
stocker, 25, of 402 Anchors St.,
Niceville, was arrested by sheriff s
deputies, subsequent to a traffic
stop, Oct. 25, for possession of
less than 20 grams of marijuana
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Nelson was also arrested for
driving while license suspended or
revoked.
Thefts
Burglar(s) cut cables and
phone lines to the American
Legion post, 4 John Sims
Parkway, it was discovered Oct.
24 Inside the building a six-foot-
tall office safe was cut open and
$3,689 taken from the busineSS.
The safe appeared to have been
cut open using some type of
power tool, possibly a saw. A desk
in the office and a liquor cabinet
were also broken into, although no
liquor was reported missing. A
lback door to the ki chen a obe n

building. A door to the manager's
office was also forced open and
the office left in disarray with
papers and office supplies scat-
tered about the floor.
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Kimberly Ann Mulholland,
45, of 1694 Crestone Cove,
Niceville, was arrested by sher-
iffs deputies Oct. 17 for battery,
domestic violence.
* *
Charles Shawn Seitz, 28, of
282 Washington Ave., Valparaiso,
was arrested by sheriffs deputies
Oct. 21 for violation of probation

meanuor charge and arted Ot.
22 for failure to appear on the
original charge of driving while
license suspended or revoked.
* *
Lisa Lorraine Malone, 42, of
222 Fir Ave., Niceville, was arrest-
ed by sheriffs deputies Oct. 19 for
violation of probation on an origi-
nal unspecified felony.
* *
Laura Lea Francone, a nurse,
47, of 4514 Parkwood Lane,
Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs
deputies Oct. 14 for trespassing.
ses
Herbert Eugene Morgan, 59,
with a permanent address of 21
Bay Haven Court, Destin, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies Oct.
22 for grand theft. On Aug. 20,
2004, Mo~rgan, the owner of a
brick paver company, allegedly
ac eted a check for $1,100 from
a Niceville resident in the 4400
block of Huntington Road. bHe
case te ce te ne day bu
allegedly never started the work or
had any materials delivered to the
residence. On Oct. 22, 2004
Morgan allegedly told the victim
that he would not be able to do the
job nor repay the money.

Kristine Lee Bridges, 54, of
4600 Range Road, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies Oct
22 for violation of probation on
the original charge of driving on a
suspended license.

Earl Tadlock, unemployed, 47,
of 1447 Cat-Mar Road, Niceville,
was arrested by sheriffs deputies
Oct. 23 for failure to appear on the
original c agg aofspossesso o

and possession of drug parapher-
nalia.


Arrests
Thomas Manuel Ortiz Jr.,
unemployed, 37, of 411 Edge
Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by
Niceville police Oct. 25 for retail
theft, assault, resisting a merchant
and resisting arrest without vio-
lence. Ortiz allegedly stole a can
of soup from a Niceville store,
1100 E. John Sims Parkway after
entering the store three times that
day. When an employee stepped
outside the store and asked for a
receipt Ortiz allegedly threatened
the woman-"Get out of my face
or I am going to cut you"-then
walked away. Ortiz was allegedly
consuming the can of soup when
police stopped him.
ses
Tamara Ann Rogowski, 39, of
802 Tee St., Niceville, was arrest-
ed by Niceville police Oct. 26 for
domestic violence battery and


aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to kill,
domestic violence related.

Ronnell Dean Barbour, 30, of
356 Washington Ave., Valparaiso,
was arrested by sheriffs deputies
Oct. 20 on a misdemeanor worth-
less check charge, related to a $27
bad check.
* *
Kerry Shawn Jordan, 46, of
453 Satsuma Road, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies Oct.
16 for failure to appear on an orig-
inal worthless check charge
offense.

Code Rochelle Owens, 23, of
1525 W. Cat-Mar Road, Niceville'
was arrested by sheriffs deputies
Oct. 19 for possession of drug
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FACILITY
From page A-1
The Walkers own the property.
hn mold tanatdsi Ilelfa"! y
down. In addition to single-fami-
ly homes in the area, there is a new
townhome complex nearby.
Bee Hive Homes is a franchise

ass sedlvn hfac list aledy i
operation in the West and
Midwest, according to the parent
company. As part of its emphasis
on residential-style living, the
largest facility in the franchise is a
20-unit facility. Bee Hive Homes
of Niceville will be the franchise's
first home in Florida, and the
130th for the company.
The Walkers are part of
Niceville's military community.
The couple was stationed here
with the Air Force 14 years ago.
When the opportunity came, they
returned here on assignment two
years ago. They have decided to
make the Niceville area their per-
manent home, said Mrs. Walker

B LO TTER
From page A-6
A Niceville resident from the
700 block of Helms Street report-
ed Oct. 26 that a laptop computer
had been stolen from the residence
sometime Oct. 22.
* *
A Valparaiso resident from
the 100 block of Arrowpoint
Cove reported that sometime
Sept. 29-Oct. 5, while the resi-
dents were out of town, that
someone stole $700 cash, an
ATM debit card and miscella-
neous credit cards from a fire-
box safe inside the residence.
The victim also reported receiv-
ing a bank statement that
showed six unauthorized ATM
cash withdrawals between Oct.
14 and Oct. 25, totaling $579.
* *
The owner of a 2006
Mitsubishi that was being
worked on mechanically by a
Valparaiso resident, and which
had been parked in a common
area in the first block of Kelly
Way since August, was stolen
Oct. 21 by three people who
towed the car away on a flatbed
trailer. The car was valued at
$30,000 by the victim, was
missing the hood and engine
when it was towed away,
according to a witness.
* *
A Niceville resident reported
that unknown persons) stole
two cell phones from her vehicle
and/or room while she was mov-
ing her belongings into a rented
room, 626 W. John Sims
Parkway, Oct. 23. The stolen
phones were valued together at
$500.
* *
A Niceville man from the
700 block of Bay Drive reported
that unknown persons) stole a
bottle of prescription medica-
tions from his bedroom some-
time Oct. 22-23. Several work-
men were inside the home at the
time and the victim reported
leaving the apartment for a short
time while the workers were still
present.
* *
A potential home buyer
reported finding a vacant home


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who are less than 6 months
old, children and youn
adults through the age of 2 ,
and pregnant women can
come to the Okaloosa
County Health Department
locations in Fort Walton
Beach and in Crestview for a
free H1N1 swine flu vaccina-
tion.
Depending on the coun-
ty's supply and demand, the
Health Department will have
the H1N1 vaccine for other
populations as soon as possi-
ble, according to the health
department. Frequently visit
www. HealthyOkaloo sa.com
to find out who is being vac-
cinated each day.


unemployed, 19, of 4474
Crooked Cove, Destin, and
Lucas Tanner Jackson, 25, of
4474 Clipper Cove, Destin,
were each issued a notice to
appear by Niceville police for
possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana, Oct. 16, at the
Mullet Festival site.
* *
On Oct. 17, Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission officers
conducted surveillance around
an area that had been baited with
deer pellets and a salt block on
Eglin Wildlife Management
Area. A hunter was later
observed hunting from a tree


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Walton Beach. The
Crestview branch is at 810
James Lee Blvd., Highway
90 E.
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stand approximately 25 yards
from the baited area. The subject
admitted to placing the bait
around his tree stand. He was
cited for placing and exposing
bait on a wildlife management
area.

** *
A Niceville resident out
walking her dog Oct. 24 found a
loaded .22 caliber, single-shot
rifle on the ground in the 2400
block of Roberts Drive about 6:
10 p.m. Police noted that the
rifle had scratches and marks
consistent with possibly falling
out of a moving vehicle.


Superior Residences of
Niceville anticipates opening a
60-room, 80-bed assisted living
facility on North Partin Drive by
mid-December. The facility spe-
cializes in memory care.
Sterling House of Niceville has
a 42-bed assisted-living facility in
Bluewater Bay that is also
licensed for extended congregate
care, allowing it to provide end-
of-life care.
Twin Cities Pavilion in
Niceville is a nonprofit assisted-
living facility operating on county
land and licensed for 55 beds.
Assisted living emerged in the
1990s as an eldercare alternative

ing broken and lying in the yard
and road and a neighbor's mail-
box lying in the grass. Damage
to the fencing was estimated at
$60.
* *
A out-of-state man visiting a
relative in Niceville reported
that unknown persons) caused
an estimated $2,500 damage to
his Ford Mustang convertible
while it was parked in the 1400
block of Pine Street, overnight
Oct. 24-25. Vandal(s) left a
three-foot cut in the top,
although a laptop inside the
vehicle was undisturbed.
Other
A 17-year-old Niceville boy
was issued a notice to appear by
Niceville police, Oct. 16, at the
Mullet Festival grounds, for
underage possession of alcohol.
Police contacted the boy
because they knew he had an
outstanding warrant. While
under arrest to be served the
warrant the boy produced a
clear, plastic bottle with a
brownish colored liquid inside
that the boy admitted was an


on the continuum of care for peo-
ple, normally seniors, for whom
independent living is no longer
appropriate but who do not need
the 24-hour medical care provided
by a nursing home.
Assisted-living facilities
(ALFs) provide supervision or
assistance with activities of daily
living, coordinate of services by
outside health care providers, and
monitor residents to help to ensure
their health, safety, and well-
being. Assistance may include the
administration or supervision of
medication, or personal care serv-
ices provided by a trained staff
person.

alcoholic drink. An Intoxilizer
reading showed the boy's blood
alcohol level at .204, more than
two-and-a-half times over the
legal limit for drunk adult driv-
ers and 10 times that for juvenile
drivers.
* *
Patrick Taylor Bankston, 24,
of 134 Springlake Drive, Destin,
was issued a notice to appear by
Niceville police for possession
of less than 20 grams of mari-
juana and possession of drug
paraphernalia, Oct. 17, at the
Mullet Festival site.
* *
Robert Michael Chalavoutis,


Steve and Leslie Walker
"We are excited about this
opportunity to provide valuable
and meaningful service in our
community," she said.
Bee Hive would join three
other centers offering assisted-liv-
ing facilities in Niceville.

in the 100 block of Antiqua
Cove with the front and garage
doors wide open Oct. 21. After
securing the doors, a real estate
agent found that the only things
missing from the mostly empty
vacant home was a pair of bath-
room mirrors that were valued
together at $118.
* *
A Niceville man reported
that on Oct. 17 he discovered
that unknown persons) had
kicked in the rear door of his
unoccupied home in the 100
block of Harding Road.
Nothing was reportedly missing
from the home.
** *
A Niceville resident from the
500 block of Miller Lane may
have interrupted a burglary at
about 5 a.m. Oct. 14 when he
went outside to go to work and
spotted someone near one of his
two vehicles. The person ran off
and the victim reported that the
radio had been ripped out of the
dash on one vehicle, and that on
the second vehicle the cover of
the gearshift and dash area and
the radio face plate had been
removed.

Criminal IVischief
A Niceville resident reported
$2,000 damage to a 100-foot
section of chain-link fence
designed to protect a wetland
area on the back portion of
church property, 1028 White
Point Road. The damage
occurred sometime between
June 1 and Oct. 13.
*es
Unknown persons) caused
about $100 damage to an electri-
cal power meter box outside a
Niceville business, 4562 E.
Highway 20 Oct. 10. Half of the
10 wires in the box had been cut.
*e*
On Oct. 25 a Valparaiso resi-
dent from the 200 block of
Grandview Avenue reported
hearing an unknown vehicle
crash in the front yard, about
9:16 p.m., then hearing the vehi-
cle accelerate with tires "squeal-
ing" heading north to John Sims
Parkway. The resident went
outside to investigate and found
three pieces of decorative fenc-


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From page A-1
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some farming, planting lots of lit-
tle pine trees."
Asked about his current legal
efforts to defend against the
remaining state criminal charge
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district, violation of the City of
Valparaiso sign ordinances,
engaging in the theft of municipal
services by illegally tapping-in to
the City of Valparaiso water and
sewer systems and using such
services for commercial purposes
while paying residential rates, vio-
lating the City of Valparaiso com-
puter usage policy by conducting
your commercial business during
regular working hours using the
city's computerss, servers and
telephones, moving a large,
free-standing walk-in commer-
cial cooler/refrigeration unit
onto your rental property in
City of Valparaiso and connect-
ing it to the electrical grid with-
out applying for a moving per-
mit or an electrical permit and
without any inspections."
Arnold added in the letter:
"You began this course of ille-
gal conduct just prior to your
employment by the City of
Valparaiso and have persisted
and increased your violations of
the City's policies, rules, codes
and ordinances continuing on to
the present. Not only is your
behavior completely unaccept-
able for any City employee, but
it is even more shocking and
abhorrent given your employ-
ment as a Captain in the
Valparaiso Police Department
in charge of Code Enforcement
in the City. Therefore, you are


engaged in a continuous pattern of
deliberate violations of numerous
City of Valparaiso Code provi-
sions, to wit: constructing a build-
ing in violation of the Shoreline
Management ordinance and with-
out making application for build-
ing, electrical, plumbing or
mechanical permits or having any
inspections, operation a commer-
cial establishment without a cer-
tificate of occupancy, building a
commercial structure in an R-2
zoning district, operating an unau-
thorized business in an R-2 zoning


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From page A-1
employee policies that
Willingham is alleged to have vio-
lated, Arnold, in his Oct. 28 termi-
nation letter, included section
2.3.3, Conflict of Interest: "An
employee shall not use his/her
position with the city to obtain or
attempt to obtain any special pref-
erences, favors, privileges or
exemptions for him/herself or for
any other person."
Arnold continued: "You have


Beacon photo by Del Lessard
Willingham Seafood sells fish and shrimp caught from Willingham's two boats, as well as oysters pur-
chased in Apalachicola.


terminated for cause."
As of Monday afternoon,
Willingham had not put his
business into compliance, said
City Administrator Carl Scott.
The city tries to work with indi-
viduals and businesses to get
them into compliance with city
codes, Scott said.
Willingham, who has a tem-
porary extension of his occupa-
tional license from the city of
Valparaiso, was open for busi-
ness Oct. 30-Nov. 1. During a
reporter's visit to the seafood
business on a dirt road named
Cutts Drive Friday, Willingham
pointed to his 2008-09 city-


issued occupational license, or
business tax receipt. That
license, which officially
expired Oct. 31--but was
extended for 30 days by letter
from the city clerk--refers to
his business as a "merchant"-
proof, he said, that the city was
well aware of the nature of his
business.
City officials have stated
previously that they only
approved Willingham to sell
seafood from his shrimp boats,
not from a separate building.
Previous occupational licenses
issued to Willingham Seafood
in 2005 and 2006 identified the


business as "shrimp peddler"
and "home occupation," while
in 2007 the license called the
business simply "shrimp ped-
dler."
Since accepting the city
administrator's job this summer,
Scott said he has seen about 15
instances of people in
Valparaiso building without
permits, typically roofing or
major interior remodels that
move plumbing fixtures, or
restaurant remodels. In those
cases, once identified, the peo-
ple have come into city hall and
paid a penalty price to get the
proper permits issued.


weakened immune systems
(including people with AIDS).
Emergency signs of a serious
H1N1 infection include:
In children:
-Fast or troubled breathing.
--Bluish skin color.
-Not drinking enough fluids.
-Not waking up or interact-
ing.
--Being so irritable that the
child does not want to be held.
--Flu-like symptoms
improve but then return with
fever and a worse cough.
-Fever with a rash.
In adults:
--Difficulty breathing or
shortness of breath.


--Pain or pressure in the
chest or abdomen.
-Sudden dizziness/confu-
sion.
--Severe/persistent vomiting.
--Flu-like symptoms
improve but then return with
fever and a worse cough.
If any of these emergency
signs are noticed, people should
seek medical attention immedi-
ately.
The priority groups to get
H1N1 vaccine as it arrives in the
community include:
-Pregnant women
--Caregivers of children less
than 6 months of age
--All children and young


adults age 6 months through 24
years
-Any person 25-64 years
with a chronic medical condition
that puts them at risk for flu com-
plications
--Health care workers and
emergency services personnel
Stay up-to-date on H1N1 vac-
cine availability in Okaloosa
County by visiting
www.HealthyOkaloosa.com, and
click on H1N1 Vaccination
Clinics. For additional informa-
tion on H1N1 (swine flu) visit
Health yOkaloosa .co m,
myflusafety.com, or call the
H1N1 information line at 1-877-
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UF L
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and chest cough or congestion.
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of the few activities which I do not
discuss with the press."
Richburg and college trustees
agreed last summer to submit their
contract dispute to mediation. No
announcements of any results
have been made.
Meantime, college officials say
they are pursuing a national search
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added two concessions in its
rezoning request. It promised to
limit the density to 83 units and to
construct nothing higher than two
stories over street level.
At Monday's planning com-
mission meeting, an Eglin Air
Force Base representative again
opposed the previous request,
expressed reservations about the
new one for the same reason.
Marisol Reina, chief of planning
and programming for Eglin's civil
engineering unit, reiterated the Air
Force's position, saying that the
service recommended no more
than two dwelling units per acre_
or a total of 33 an the property.
According to an Air Force
map, the property is in Accident
Potential Zone II, deemed at high-
er risk of crashes by planes using
Eglin runways.
Tom Murray, who lives on
Sparkleberry Cove, near the pro-
posed development, said that put-
ting more dwelling units on the


Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
The Hawk's Landing subdivi-
sion off College Boulevard,
west of Twin Cities Hospital,
was platted for single-family
homes, but its owner now
wants to build attached town-
homes instead.
property than the Air Force recom-
mends represents a safety hazard.
"The city could be liable if you
approve this request and there's an
accident," said Murray, who said
he has worked for 29 years in
commercial development and
infrastructure analysis.
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the truth be known. "


Lorinda Hutchison, 44,
Crestview,
financial counselor


"I think it's a good "I think it's petty. It's
side show--very dis- not the kind of issue
tracting; taking our they need to be con-
eyes off the real cerned with. The pres-
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my son is in News. Fox has been after
Baghdad. them for every little thing
since Obama was elected,
but that's their job--to hold
the president accountable. "


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a 5-2 vote at its Oct. 5 meeting,
with Fred Jones and Tom Churan
voting against it. But the city
council Oct. 13 voted 3-2 to reject
it, sending Ruckel Properties back
to the drawing board. Council
members Dan Henkel, Al Swihart
and William Thomas voted to
reject Ruckel's request, while Judy
Boudreaux and Bill Smith voted
to accept it.
Planning commission Chair
Tony Namlick, who voted for the
first proposal, said that he wasn't
surprised the city council denied

"I'm very pleased that we'll
have a compromise that's accept-
able to everybody, perhaps even
the Air Force," Namlick said,
referring to the new re zoning
request from Ruckel.
But Churan said he was uncon-


vinced by Ruckel's new proposal.
"It's still a safety issue," he told
the Beacon. "I camped out there
Monday morning and counted
traffic coming through. The traffic
issue I don't think is an issue. I
went from 6 to 8 a.m., thinking
that's the busiest time. I counted
cars in both directions. TraffEc to
the south is regulated by a light at
College Boulevard and 85. There
were bundles of cars, 10 or 11 at a
time. The in and out seems to be a
reasonable distance."
But, he said, when F-35 war-
planes begin arriving in numbers
in coming years for a new training
wing at Eglin Air Force Base, "the
number of sorties is going to pick
up drastically. When you come up
and literally triple the number, the
density is going to be pretty high.
I think we have to side with the Air


Force on this."
Namlick wasn't so sure.
"If the Air Force had their way,
they wouldn't want anyone within
50 miles of their operation," he
said. "We're basing on projected
Air Force operations, rather than
historic ones. The planning com-
mission feels we've backed away
from the R-3 to kind of head
toward where the Air Force is


going, but not giving them the
whole pie. It's a realistic compro-
mise and it's suitable to all par-
ties.'
The planning commission is an
advisory board only, with no deci-
sion-making powers. It sends its
recommendations to the Niceville
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Eagles celebrate title
Elated volleyball players for the Niceville High School Eagles
jump for joy after defeating Mosley, 25-21, 25-23 and 25-16 to
win the District 2-5A championship Thursday.










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choreography led by the Eagle
mascot. The finale featured fiery
batons twirled by the us.!ijou1 10c
The second half got off to a
good start with a big run by
Spencer Pullen and another touch-
down reception by Kody
Williams.
The Eagles were on their way
to their second shutout of the sea-
son, but Daphne finally put some
points on the board halfway
through the third quarter.
The Eagles answered with a
touchdown run by Garrett
Fletcher. Just before the quarter's
end, Daphne scored on a 98-yard
kickoff return, complete with two-
point conversion, to bring the final
score to 49-14. Non-starters took
the field during most of the last
quarter.
"I thought we played really
good on both sides of the ball dur-
ing the first half," said head coach
John Hicks. "I think we're contin-
uing to improve."
With top rankings throughout
the state, and recognition on a
national level, the 8-0 team will
play its third and final district
gayetoaendhthe regua s1 a son
Regarding the anticipated upcom-
ing game, Michael White said,
"Crestview thinks they're going to
be able to run the ball on us, but I
think it's going to be a different
story."


Correction
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Oct. 28 Bay Beacon misstat-
ed the score, and the winner,
of the football game
bt een Ruckel and Lsewis

Oct. 22. Ruckel (5-3) defeat-
ed Lewis (0-7), 62-0.


Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson

Rocky takes the crown
Rocky Bayou Christian School's Kat Williams gets ready to
spike the ball over two Central players Thursday. The Knights
won three straight sets, 25-15, 25-13 and 25-14 to take their
second District 1-A volleyball championship.


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Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson
Running back Roy Finch evades a Daphne tackler to score the
Niceville High School Eagles' third touchdown Friday.


with the well-rounded Eagles,
who, featuring their upperclass-
men for Senior Night, earned 464
yards, and generally dominated
from the first play.
During Niceville's first posses-
sion, Roy Finch burst out of the
gate with a 55-yard touchdown


run within the first 20 seconds of
the game. The defense hit the field
ready to go and snagged an inter-
ception that led to a 35-yard
touchdown pass from quarterback atra
Kyle McDonnan to wide receiver
Kody Williams, bringing the score
to 14-0 within the first minute of

the defense continued to play
as though it had something to
prove. Senior linebacker Michael
White pressured the quarterback,
which led to a fumble that the
Eagles recovered in Daphne terri-
tory. Finch earned another huge
touchdown run to put another 7 on
the board, which brought the score
to 21-0 at the end of the first quar-
ter
Daphne came within six yards
of the goal line during the second
quarter, but the Eagles defense
forced them to try for a field goal.
kie ,ei g t t Tesblocked tTe
to the nationally ranked team's
arsenal. After two second-quarter
touchdown receptions by Finch,
one from C.J. Scroggins and
another from McDonnan, the
Eagles entered halftime with a 35-
0 lead. As White put it, "We want-
ed to stay undefeated so we came
out and played hard."
Although fans filled the stadi-
um to cheer on the Eagles, they
also celebrated Senior Night,
showed hi p bbeat can aware

celebrated Halloween an evening
early. The Eagle pride marching
band put on a "spooktacular"' per-
fonnance featuring a bone-chill-
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By Sarah Clauson
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The undefeated Niceville
Eagles returned from the road
Friday to battle Daphne High
School and rallied for a victory to
go 8-0.
After their district 36-13 win
against a tough Fort Walton
Beach, the Eagles looked to keep
their winning streak going and
they did just that. Friday's 49-14
win was a testimony to an ever
consistent offense and a deter-
mined defense, which managed to
shut out the Daphne Trojans until
finally giving up points halfway
through the third quarter.
Daphne came to Niceville after
a four-game winning streak. It
matched Niceville with 16 first
downs, and was able to eamn 367
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Air Force Airman Joshua S.
Kennedy graduated from basic
military training at Lackland
AirForce

Antonio.
Airmen
who com-
plete basic
training
earn four
credits
toward an
Joshua Kennedy associate mn
applied sci-
ence degree through the
Community College of the Air
Force.
The son of Denise and
Kevin Kennedy of Ruckel
Drive, Niceville, Kennedy is a
2008 Niceville High School
graduate.
***
Army National Guard Pvt.
Andrew T. Boone has graduat-
ed from Basic Combat Training
at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
He is the son of Tracey and
Daniel Boone of Evans Road,
Niceville.
Boone is a 2008 graduate of
Niceville High School.
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Air Force Reserve Airman
1st Class Ian A. Drain gradu-
ated from
basic mili-
tary training
at Lackland
Air Force
Base, San
Antonio.
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the son of
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of Highway laD
20 W., ri
Niceville, is a 2006 Niceville
High School graduate.
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Andrew Halladay and
Connor Smith. Annie
James Walsh was absent
for the picture. They will
compete in the Knights of
Columbus Spelling Bee
Monday, Nov. 9 in the
Niceville High School
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It's not everyone who gets to
march in two nationally televised
parades before she even tumns 18.
But Annie Scruggs, a 17-year-
old Niceville High School senior,
will march in her second big-
ticket parade in three years next
month as part of the Great
American Marching Band.
Annie, the captain of the
NHS color guard and the only
member who has been with it for
four years, beat out all other
Florida color guard members for
the honor of marching in the
Macy's Thanksgivinge Parade,
which will be broadcast on NBC
Nov. 26.
This year, the band will lead
the parade.
"My cousin signed up for it
last year and got selected," Annie
told the Beacon. "I marched in
the Rose Bowl Parade (with the
NHS band in 2008) and thought
it would be cool to march in
Macy's as well."
So she checked out the Web
site and found she had to submit
a video of her moves.
"My color guard instructor,
Amy Holt, and I created a rou-
tine and I sent it in," Annie said.
"About a week later, I got my
acceptance letter from them."
The competition for spots in
the parade is fierce.
"The postcards and nomina-
tion forms are sent to pretty
much all the high schools in the
United States," said Bethany
Young, event chairperson for
Music Festivals, a Reading, Pa.,


company that handles the selec-
tion of band and color guard
members. "We look at how they
do their spins, how they change
direction, their flag work and
foot movements, especially their
glide step, which is the marching
movement we use."
Young said at least one per-
former from each state must be
selected. The band numbers 225,
including about 190 musicians,
she said
Annie will take off from
Northwest Florida Regional
Airport Saturday, Nov. 21 for
New York City. Her parents will
fly up to meet her the following
Tuesday and spend the rest of
the week in the Big Apple,
The first day will be hectic
which will serve as a harbinger
of things to come.
"We'll meet at the hotel that
day to get uniforms," Annie said.


Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson
Annie Scruggs shows her form in the Niceville High School color
guard during half time in Friday's football game against Daphne.


ahead of time and are expected
to have it memorized before they
arrive in New York City. "Then
they have about 16 hours of
group rehearsal over three days,"
she said. The rehearsals run eight
hours on Monday and four hours
each on Tuesday and
Wednesday, the day before the
parade.


vived the five-and-a-half-mile
Tournament of Roses Parade. "I
don't think it'll be too bad," she
said. "I think there's going to be
more tumns, but I think it'll be
fine. I won't be too exhausted."
Young said marchers can
expect to reach as many as 120
steps per minute. But, because
the parade is televised, there will
be a lot of stop and go as units
perform for the judges.
When it's all over and the
members of the band and color
guard disperse to their respective
states, Young said, "Most of the
kids are in tears because they're
leaving brand new friends." She
said some members from years
ago remain in touch through
messaging and e-mail.
Annie got interested in color
guard while she was still attend-
ing Dstdin Middle School. ad
lIhd rend in co or gu r
and she told me how much fun it
was," Annie said. "I loved it so
much it became my life. That's
what I hive for.


"Over the course of the next
week, we'll have practices to
leamn the routine and music and
we'll get a tour of New York
City."
Young said the musicians and
color guard receive their music


"As the days go on, they get
more and more exhausted, but on
the day of the parade, that adren-
aline rush hits," Young said.
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2009, in Pottstown, Pa. Andrew is
the son of Pat and Helen Tidwell
of Niceville and Tiffany is the
daughter of Jay and Bev
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Air Force Arman 1st Class
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Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio.
He is the
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The best man was Tim
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Also in the ceremony were
groomsmen Jonathan Tidwell,
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Stephen Tidwell, all brothers of
the groom. Additional grooms-
men were Todd Beall and
Jonathan Brust, friends of the
groom.
The couple spent their honey-
moon in Punta Cana, Dominican
Republic, and reside in
Crestview.


Laureate Epsilon Sigma
Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held
its meeting and luncheon at the
home of Eunice Whitman in
Niceville.
The cultural program, "Share
our Passport to Adventure," was
presented by Marge Ballon. She
told of her travels to Nashville.
She visited the Hermitage and
the Grand Ole Opera. She
shared pictures of interest and
history of them.


Members present were:
Linda Michalowski, Beverly
Flynt, Mary MacDonald, Helen
Martin, Dora Perano, Nilah
Estep, JoAnn Jones, Doris Olig,
Jo Vest and Angela Budden. A
guest was Barbara Lundsford
from Kennasee, Ga., a member-
at-large in the chapter who was
visiting.
A cookout with members and
spouses at Turkey Creek was
enjoyed by all.


Andrew MI. Tidwell and
Tiffany J. Tidwell
Stokes, Kelly Fenton, Tiffany
Barker-McDowell and Melody
Thomas, all friends of the bride,
as well as the bride's cousin,
Brooke Rightnour.
Ring bearer was Wyatt
Rightnour, nephew of the bride.
Katherine Clark was flower girl.


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Ground broken

at Holy Name

church
Under a sunset lit sky Oct. 24 the Holy
Name of Jesus community, their leaders
and builders Thomco Enterprises, Inc.,
celebrated the groundbreaking of the
10,000-square-foot Father Butler Parish
Life Center. From left: the Rev. Dominic
Dat Tran, pastor, Rob Mlitchell (Thomco),
Fred Thomas (Thomco), Dozier Thomas
(Thomco), Mlarc Rasins (Holy Name
parishioner), deacon Gary MlcBride (Holy
Name), Mlac Blythe (Holy Name parish-
ioner) and Danny Grundhoefor (architect).
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'The Final Countdown'
Northwest Florida State College
and The Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida presents its contin-
uing series, "Florida: Then and Now.
The presentations begin with featured
speaker Pat Duggins, at 1 p.m.,
Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the K-Gallery
at Northwest Florida State College.
Duggins a National Public Radio's
space expert, will speak on his book,
"Beyond the Final Countdown:
NASA and the End of the Space
Shuttle Program." His talk also will
include information about Eglin's con-
tribution to the U.S. space program.
More information: 678-5484.
Baseball team tryouts set
The North Florida Bulls Traveling
Baseball Teams (ages 9-13U) will
hold tryouts for the 2010 spring sea-
son Nov. 14-15. Info for thel14U team
will be released later. For more info
and to register, visit northfloridab-
ulls.com or call Brad Schneider at
259-3553.
Breakfast first
of e Niceville Val ar iso tC omb
Wednesday Breakfast Nov. 4, due to
Veteran's Day holiday on November
11. The breakfast will be at the
Niceville Community Center, 204 N.
Partin Drive and will begin at 7:15
a.m. with coffee and conversation, fol-
lowed by breakfast at 7:30 a.m. This
month's sponsors
are Patsy Bland,
Century 21
Wilson Minger
Agency, Lorena
Spillar, Wells
Fargo Home
Mortgage and Brian Walsh, Key Lime
Constmection, LLC. Chamber mem-
bers, their guests, and prospective
members are invited to attend.
'Sho for a Holiday Job.
Silver Sands Factory Stores is
hosting sre f "Sho fo a
Holidna J b' far Nov. 4, l11 and 18
o- itm.Pa t- f xe 1n fl-iel j
are available.
The JobsPlus Mobile One-Stop
vehicle will facilitate the hiring
process and will be equipped with 12
computer stations and Intemet access.
Flat-screen televisions will be avail-
able for training and class presenta-
tions. Silver Sands is located on
Emerald Coast Parkway, one mile
west of Sandestin Golf and Beach

Games for golden agers

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Wednesday, Nov. 4; dominoes and
Trivial Pursuit on Thursday, Nov. 5;
board games on Friday and Tuesday,
Nov. 6 and 10; and dominoes on
Monday, Nov. 9. Programs are for
those age 60 and older. Meals served
at 11 a.m. Donations appreciated.
Reservations for meals required the
day before by noon. Contact: Barbara
Harris or Jessie Craft, 833-9291.
Stories for little ones
The Valparaiso Community
Library is offering a toddlers and pre-
school story time at 9:45 on Monday
and Tuesday mornings for all children
living in Okaloosa County. Puppets,
games, music, and art activities will be
on the agenda
with an age
appropriate story.
Moms, dads,
grandparents anci
other family
members are our special guest. For
more information call the library at

Nature preserve talk
The Choctawhatchee Audubon
Society will present "The Beulah
Laidlaw Nature Preserve, an Audubon
Asset in the Panhandle," at 7 p.m.,
Thursday, Nov. 5, at Northwest
Florida State College, Niceville, in the
Learning Resources Center, Room
128. Neil Lamb of Bay County
Audubon Society will talk about the
fauna and flora of an Audubon of
Florida preserve in Washington


SO come a pioneer
Pioneer Day, a free, family-oriented event, is scheduled for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park. A special feature of the day will be talks by two schol-
ars at 1 p.m. Dr. Brian Rucker will discuss pioneer lifestyles of 100-150 years ago and
Raymon Mlelvin will present a history of the local turpentine industry.


"To The Last Man," "The Rising
Tide," and "Steel Wave." His latest
work, "No Less Than Victory," will be
released Nov. 3. The author grew up in
Tallahassee and graduated from FSU.
He is the son of author Michael
Shaara, who wrote "Killer Angels."
The film "Gettysburg" was based on

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with AoF to help manage it. Free and
open to the public.
Register for baseball
The Traveling Eagles Spring 2010
registration is now open for baseball
players age 8-14
at travelingea-
gles.com. The
Eales are a travel
balprogram in
the area dedicated
to the development of youth as more
than just the best baseball players. The
Traveling Eagles have arranged for
the strongest coaching line-up in the
area consisting of former MLB play-
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school coaches. The Eagles won 18
tournament championships during
2009. There is no try-out fee. More
information: Mike Wells, 428-0005.
The dreaded Red Leg
Horizons of Okaloosa, Inc. and
Act4Murder are teaming up to present
a fundraiser dinner mys er perform-

Deded, Pim te f the Gulf. The hilare
ious event begins at 6:15 p.m.,
Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Ramada
Plaza Beach Resort, Fort Walton
Beach. The evening will also include a
silent auction. Tickets are $45 per per-
son, and can be purchased by calling
259-3930, or 863-1530, ext. 218.
Social/cash bar begins at 5:30 p.m.
The mission of Horizons of


Okaloosa, Inc., a United Way Agency,
is to provide valued services, includ-
ing advocacy, education, and support,
for people with disabilities, their fam-
ihies and for others in the community.
All proceeds benefit Horizons of
Okaloosa, Inc.
Act4Murder is a local professional
acting troupe, that has been perform-
ong upgia coei mnre mst r

events since 2003.
Time to give blood
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7:30 p.m.
Nov. WCity Hall, 198 N. Wilson
St., Crestview, 10 a.m.-
2:30 p.m.
Nov. 7--hamber of Commerce,
1447 Commerce Drive.,Crestview, 8
a.m.-12:30 p.m., Community Health
Fair
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Church, Frances Street, Mary Esther,
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Fun at the harvest
Valparaiso Elementary School will
hold its annual "Harvest Festival," 5-8
p.m., Friday, Nov. 6. The event fea-
tures games planned by classrooms,
contests, a cake walk, Giggles the
Clown, a hayride, food booths, a silent
basket bid and more. The festival will
be held rain or shine. Open to the com-


munity, the event is the PTO's largest
fundraiser. Pre-event game tickets win
be sold Nov. 2-6 for 5 for $1. Night-
of-the-event tickets are 4 for $1.
God's House has moved
God's House Church, previously
meeting at Niceville High School, is
now meeting at 535A Valparaiso
Parkway. Sunday service begins at 10
a.m.
Taste of the Beach
Taste of the Beach, a four-day culi-
nary and cultural celebration benefit-
ing children's charities, returns to
Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast Nov.
5-8. The second
annual festival is
comprised of
seven events
ranging from
wine tasting and A
film screenings to wine maker dinners
and a charity auction.
For tickets to all events, call 267-
0683 or visit tasteofthebeachfla.com
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Association is hosting an evening with
noted author Jeff Shaara at the Air
Force Armament Museum on Friday,
Nov. 6, starting at 6 p.m. The public is
invited to attend.
Shaara has authored and released
eight full-length novels including
eGod and Gennerals,"S"Th Last Full
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Wendy Wischer: In Search of Magic,
will inn concurrently in the McIlroy
and Holzhauer Gallelies through Dec.
6. Collins addresses how humans pre-
serve history, the
relationships
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and the juxtaposi-
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life mn his art. Wischer creates mixed-
media sculptures covered mn thou-
sands of tiny minored tiles onto which
light is strategically directed to create
reflections on walls, floor and ceiling.
Woman's club to meet
The Destin Woman's Club will
hold its November meeting on
Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11:30 a.m., at
the Bonefish Grill, Destin. Social hour
begins at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon.
The program is about stress manage-
ment. Reservations must be made by
noon Friday, Nov. 6, and should be
made with Georgeia Pappas-Johnson,
622-0014 or e-mail gpappas-john
son@cox.net. Cost for the event is
$20.
Vision Bear to visit
The Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida and Northwest
Florida State College will host Vision
Bear, a Native Amelican artist, vision-
ary and healer, 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6,
at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Galleries.
In his third visit to the Gulf Coast,
Vision Bear will discuss the power of
creativity, breaking through creative
banriers and creativity in the new era
beginning with the culmination of the
Mayan calendar in 2012. The program
is free and open to the public. More
information or to reserve a seat:
678-2615.

Kdtae Chc hth ek Audubon
Society will discover the sights and
sounds of nature at night. Nonie's Ark
Animal Encounters will host a
wildlife night walk 5 p.m., Friday,
Nov. 6, at Pine Log State Forest in the
Ebro area. FREE for ages 4-10 with a
guardian. Bnng a flashlight/ headlamp
to light the way and don't forget to
wear bug repellent. RSVP to 862-
9588 or nonie@noniesark.com.
Powwow planned
The 22nd annual Thunderbird
Intertribal Powwow is slated for
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 6-8, at the
Niceville Mullet Festival grounds,
corner of Highway 85N and College
Boulevard. The event features a
Children's Day on Friday 9 a.m.-2
p.m. with the main powwow and the
Grand Entry beginning at 7 p.m.
Saturday. Powwow features craft
competitions, special performances,
competition dancing and intertribal
exhibitions. Sunday's church service
begins at 10 a.m. Intertribal dancing
and exhibitions will continue with


Pride is cullently hosting its annual
Fresh Indian River Citivs Sale. Navel
oranges, grapefruit and tangelos may
be ordered from
any band member,
through Nov. 6.
Selections include
10-, 20-, and 40-
pound boxes of
the individual fruits listed. Boxes of
mixed tivit are also available. Band
boosters are accepting phone orders
through the end of the campaign. To
place an order or leave a message:
897-3343. The fruit will be delivered
the second weekend in December.
Proceeds them this fundraiser will
benefit the Eagle Pride band, support-
ing various school-year band activi-
ties.
OASIS benefit planned
A benefit event for Okaloosa
AIDS Support and Informational
Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 7,
at the Sheraton Four Points, Okaloosa
Island. This will be an evening of
food, entertainment, and a silent auc-
tion, plus a fashion show with a twist.
For ticket information, to donate items
to the auction, or to volunteer, call
Paul Tessier at 314-0950.
Become a pioneer
Pioneer Day, a free, family-orient-
ed event, is scheduled for 11 a.m.-4
p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, at Fred
Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park.
A special feature of the day will be
talks by two scholars at 1 p.m. Dr.
Brian Rucker will discuss pioneer
lifestyles of 100-150 years ago and
Raymon Melvin will present a history
of the local turpentine industry.
Also featured will be many hands-
on activities, including candle dip-
ping, rag doll making and quilting.
Other attractions will be demonstra-
tions in pioneer skills, dulcimer
music, nature walks, storytelling
archaeological displays and a restore
19th century chuck wagon.
Grow and Show next week
The next session of the Growing
and Showing series will be held at the
Valparaiso Library 9-11 a.m., Nov. 9.
The topic of study will be small and
petite designs.
The program is free to the public.
More information: 729-5406 or e-mail
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this novel.
Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be
provided. Anyone with questions can
contact Jeff Fanto via e-mail (jfan-
to@co.okaloosa.fl.us ) or by calling
259-1440. Attendees are asked t
RSVP to Terry Atkinson at terry.atkin-
son@cox.net or call 863-5329. Books
will be available for purchase and for
author autographs.
Military music discounts
Sinfonia, partnered with the
University of Arkansas on Hurlburt
Field, is now offering active duty mil-
itary and their families $10-single
tickets to Sinfonia concerts during the
2009-2010 season. The popular
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plimentary stu-
dent tickets for
each adult ticket
purchased. Both offers exclude
March's gala event featuring Pink
Man.
Mm kets must be purchased by call-
ing the Sinfonia box office, 269-7129.
Tickets may be purchased at any time:
quantity is unlimited. ID may be
required when picking up tickets.
The fourth season of symphony
redefined opens with a feature of
Amelican co poser Samuel Barber
and an all-star cst of guest artists per-
forming with the orchestra in the
acoustically superb setting at Grace
Lutheran Church, Destin, 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 15.
Recent Metropolitan Opera
Competition winner Katherine Jolly,
opens the performance with Samuel
Barber's treasure '"Knoxville:
Summer of 1915."

Cnoatsl-r Ki srov e warmer holi-
day season for many Okaloosa
County children, the United Way is
sponsoring its Coats for Kids at
Christmas drive now through Dec. 5.
Clean, in-good-condition coats may
be dipped off at these locations:
Bank of America (any branch),
BankTrust (any branch), BB&T (for-
mer Colonial Bank, any branch),
BBVA Compass Bank (any branch),
Beach Community Bank (any
branch), Belk at Santa Rosa Mall,
Century Link (formerly Embarq),
Coastal Bank and Trust (any branch),
Covenant Hospice, Eglin Chapel,
Eglin Federal Credit Union (any
branch), First City Bank (any branch),
Okaloosa School District Office,
Premier Community Bank (any
branch), The Village of Baytowne
Wharf, Trustmark Bank (any branch),
Twin Cities Hospital, and Whitney
National Bank (any branch).
Solo art exhibits
Two solo exhibitions, Dylan
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noon-4 p.m. Authentic native crafters
from all over the United States will
offer their wares for purchase through-
out the powwow.
Benefits for vets
The Sterling House of Bluewater
Bay will hold a free-to-the-public VA
Benefits Seminar 6 p.m., Monday,
Nov. 9, at the Sterling House, 1551
Merchants Way, Niceville. The semi-
nar will cover aid and attendance ben-
efits that may be available to a veteran,
or spouse of a deceased veteran. The
benefits can be used tor at-home,
assisted living, or nursing home care.
The evening includes refreshments.
RSVP no later than Nov. 6 to Laura

A new nation born
"1776," a sparkling musical re-cre-
ation of the 1776 momentous


Philadelphia days from May 8 to July
4, will be performed by Stage
Crafters, the area's 39-year-old com-
munity theater group, Nov. 6-8 and
12-15. Evening performances begin at
7:30 and weekend matinees are 2 p.m.
Tickets ($20) go on sale two weeks
before opening night and can be pur-
chased at: Bayou Books (Niceville):
Dowd Title Group, LLC (Destin):
Connect With Flowers (Shalimar): PS
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Okaloosa and
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Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach.
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Beschler.
Cans for Ronald
EARTH Club at Niceville High
School (NHS) is sponsoring the
Ronald McDonald Aluminum Can
Drive. Please send all of your empty
aluminum cans to your child's third
period classes. The winning class
wins a donut party. NHS is competing
against Fort Walton Beach and
Choctaw high schools to donate the
most aluminum to the cause--all con-
tributing to an attempt at the largest
single can collection for the Gumnness
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129 Big Oaks Lane $1150 Move-In Ready 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhome with
g rage. Askk aout m vemin s ecial ial eeme s.



6 Lanman Road $2,292,000 Breathta~kin wterfront home with everything you
have ever dreamed of.
325 Greenwood Way $319,000 Beautiful new home in The Woodlands has great
floor plan. Make an offer today
4200 Bla k Pearl Gove $349,000 This stunner has many great details that are sure

Walton Oaks Townhomes 3 Bedroom $239,900 Take a look at this opportunity.
Either purchase a luxury unit that has already been completed or get in early on
the next phase. Also ask about available 4 Bedroom $279,000.

RESIDENTIAL LOT
47th and Hickory $65,000 Three lots available at this great location.
Woodlands -pick from several available lots. Your choice $65,000.
Lanman Road $549,000 Waterfront with dock.
Lanman Road $125,000 Build your own dream home on the best street in Niceville.
Swift Creek Plantation $80,000 Pick your lot and build your dream home

ACREAQjE
2969 Hwy 20 $399,000 Country Living at it's finest. 6+ acres in Portland area.
Existing mobile home also available for sale.

COMMERCIAL LEASE
Valparaiso Warehouse/Office Space (near Okaloosa Gas) $5/sq foot. Can't beat
this deal. Property is also available for Sale $399,000
Bluewater Professional Office Space we will meet your needs. Call today.

COMMERCIAL LAND .
Valparaiso (Next to Okaloosa gas) $549,000 Vacant commercial land, 1.97 acres.
Santa Rosa Beach (Hwy 90, near 30A) $499,000 Cleared and Ready for
Development.


FLORIDA CLUB at BLUEWATER BAY
Furnished: 1, 2, & 2 + oft
UTILITIES INCLUDED
Pool, Sauna, Fitness Room,
Some Pet Friendly Rooms
$1,200/mo. $1,800/mo.
Unfurnished
1/1: $750-$800/mo.
2/2 w/ loft: $1,050/mo. 50% OFF
1st Month's Rent w/ 12 month lease
GARDEN OAKS
1/1: $750/mo. includes water
BLUE WATER BAY
3/2 w/ Bonus Room: $1,200/mo.
RENTAL INCENTIVES
201 Mar~q tte 2/1:r$625/mo.


Niceville, Crestview, Fort
Walton and Navarre!
One bedroom to five
bedrooms from
$450-$2500!

Search online at:
OurLocalAgent. corn

Century 21
Wilson Minger Agency
Niceville's Top Selling Real Estate Office


729- 6504


Office: (850) 897-SOLD (7653)
Steve Hughes (502-1014)
M~lindy Barrett (687-3377)


MILITARY DISCOUNTS
Waived Application Fee; Flat Rate Security Deposit.
* Unfurn. House, Niceville, 3/2, 1 Car Garage .. .. ..$ 995
* Unfurn. Condo, 2/2, W/D, Family Pool Pass Incl. . ..$1,175
* Unfurn. MC Townhouse, 2/2.5, Waterfront, Travertine,
Stainless app., Granite .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . ..$1,400
* Furn. Studio-Waterfront, Utilities & WiFi Included . ..$ 850
* Furn. Waterfront, 1/1, Utilities Included .. .. .. .. .. ..$1,100
* Furn., Efficiency-Waterfront, Full Kitchen, W/D,
Util. Incl ........... ........ ................ $1,250
* Furn., MV Condo, 2/1, Waterfront, Util. Incl, W/D . ..$1,300
* Furn, Condo, 3/2, Lakefront, Util. Incl. .. .. .. .. .. ..$1,450
* Furn., MC Townhouse, 3/2.5, Bayview, garage,
Util. Incl ........... .... .. .............. $1,900


Carrie Leugers Diane Cocchiarella GraIo h u rs
(79( -5436)l (830-356i8)


$330I,900
* Blue Pine Village, 2/2 .. .. .. ..REDUCED .. .. ..$138,000
* Bayfront Efficiency, Fully Furnished .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .$147,500
* Miller's Run, Brick Home, 3/2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .$225,000
* Townhome Views of the Bay, New Kitchen, 3/2.5 .. .. .. .$240,000
* Waterfront, Marina Cove Townhome 3/2.5 .. .. .. .. .. .$249,900
* Bluewater Bay Home, 3/2.5 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..$299,999
* Sunset Beach, 3/2, Gated Comm., Golf Course .. .. .. ..$330,900


Furnished,
filarina VillaS
Condo, 2/1,
$1,300/mo.
Utilities Included
11/4


AY WALKAL
REAL ESTATE, INC.
www.baywalk2.com

Bluewate Baye- MNaag lia Plantatio All Br ck hnom

Plantation in Mediterranean Village. Custom Built
Home, 9' Ceilings, Corner Lot Many upgrades. Zero
Lot line. 1756 Sq. Ft. $236,000.

Citadel Lane Iron GaeSDCrestview, 4/2. Built
2006. All Brick home. Like new. Elementanj and
Middle School is within walking distance and will be
open Fall of 09. Short drive to Duke Fld. and
Eg3i SAF Man90upgrades throughout home.

State Hwy 20W Choctaw Beach, 3/2 home totally
renovated starting with the Exterior. Panoramic views
of the Bay at Destin. New Sprinkler system, 17" tile
throughout. Quiet and Peaceful. $265,000

Destin: Short Sale Sia teet in Crystal Beach.
4/4. Great investment or home. Home has 3 bed-
rooms, 3 baths in main house and 1 bedroom, 1 bath,
kitchenette, living room in the Cabana House. Beach
access. Kidney shaped pool. No HOA fees. $600,000

Destine t 0Sq.



Vinta Sale

Driftwood Estates, 2 Bedroom, 2 Baths Short Sale.
Like New. CONTINGENT

Destin, Villa Coyaba Short Sale, 2500 Sq. Ft.
Unit 203 $999,000

Professional Office Space for lease Courtyard
Plaza located in BWB next to CVS has Office space
av~ailable ua, etSquru 0et u f0etSqula~r.00eetr
square plus Cam & Sales Tax.

NEED SOMEONE T WR THROUGH YOUR
SHORT SALES WITH YOU? CALL JANE

RENTALS AVAILABLE FROM AS LOW $430-
$2,200- Niceville, Valparaiso, Crestview, Ft. Walton


SndE ETstE SUBSTATO 3,800 to go. Please
make donations to Save the Substation at Coastal
Bank and Trust! This is a Community Commitment--
Please DONATE!

CALL



(850) 897-1101
1-888-390-4450

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YOU DESERV/ETHE BEST
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Valparaiso, Hidden
Cove, 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 2
car garage, pool, boat
slip and dock. No pets,
no smoking. Credit
Pcot5-9 damage



55 gallon aquarium
with fish, accessories,
stand, $350. 598-7605,

62 095c dinette set,
includes bakers rack, 4
chairs, glass top,
excellent condition,
metal frame, $400,
797-4734
Washer and dryer, will
deliver and install in
local area, $50 each.
Call 376-7569
2 beautiful bar stools
by Sugar Beach Co.,
excellent condition,
brass finish. Asking
$80 each, 585-8980.
Bassett sofa, chair &
ottoman w/ 7 pillows
Fall colors. Great
condition. $350 OBO.
Email pic upon
request. 398-6181
Casio CTK-573
electronic keyboard.
Includes keyboard
stand and stool. $175.
217-7593


Public Notice of
Okaloosa County
Legislative
Delegation Meeting

T Oallos Counti

Tuesday, December

meti g3wl Obe eld hae
Crestview City Hall in
the City Council
Chambers. The

dr~etss foo Cty val i
Members of the
Okaloosa County
Delegation include
Representatives Marti
Coley, Ray Sansom,
Greg Evers and Brad
Drake, Senators Don
Gaetz and Durell
Peatd n.a nd bepae
contact Representative
Drake's office at 850-
892-8431.


Huge 3 family yard sale
Saturday, November 7,
6am-1pm at 1085
Forest Lake Terrace,
Niceville, Items ranging
from women clothes
(sizes 6-16), shoes,
costume jewelry, toys'
dishes, lamps, books'
etc. Come early for best
bargains.


White 1995 Cadillac
Sedan De ile witnht d

Garage kept, one owner,
and low mileage, 64,530.
Asking $3,500.00 Call
eening~s 8510-699-0487



FREELANCE WRITER
News Correspondent
Part-time
The Bay Beacon and
Eglin Flyer seek a
freelance reporter to
write human interest
fa ures andor co t

meetings. You must be
available most nights,
most days, or both (your
choice). We pay $25 a
story and $5 a photo,
when published. Writing
experience is essential,
as is access to a home
compu er. Some
reporting and photo
experience is helpful, but
not required. This a
great chance to learn
more about your
community. Call Ken
Books, 678-1080.


NEWSPAPER
DELIVERY
Ear nxtora cash of
$45~o mo$1ore

eBe con sek
reliable independent
contractor to insert,
bag, and deliver
newspapers Tuesdy
night. You mustbe
over 21 and have a
reliable vehicle, a
godddriving record, a
licorisea and prrive s
current liability
insurance. No
collecting duties.
Earnings vary
according to route
andthwork load. Stp
by th ay Beacon
for an information
sheet acd to fill ohue

Beacon 1181 E. John
Sims Parkway,
Niceville 678-100
(Parkway East
Shopping Center
across from PoFolks)


Natl. Co. Expanding to
Fort Walton Beach area.
Need 20 sharp people
in the Panhandle area
for our Marketing &
Advertising Dept.
* Top Reps 80-100K
* Rapid Advance Opty
* Paid Vacations



W'eunsotI loki f sr

sales people. You
must already be one
& know how to ask
for the order & close
the sale! If you are,
then do us both
a favor and call
850-855-4060


Please write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words.
Each additional word 200. Attach more paper if needed.


First Word


MAIL .. .. .Beacon News aers, 1181 E. John Sims
Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check.
DROP IN .... The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy.,
Parkway East Shopping Center.
Office hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in
our door.
E-MAIL .. .. classified @ baybeacon.com Type "Classif ied"*
in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. We
will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.)
*Base price includes $5 weekly discount for walk-in or mail-in prepaid
ads. Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers.


$11.00*

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$11.20

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$11.40

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$11.60


Ads are non-refundable.


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SPhone "

SAddress


Information (Will not appear in ad):


50% discount for additional weeks or papers. Check publications to publish ad:

0 Bay Beacon (Number of weeks) Price of First Run ..................$
O Eglin Flyer (Number of weeks) + Price of subsequent runs ......$
O Hurlburt Patriot (Number of weeks) = Total Price ..............................$


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