By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
The North Bay Fire Control
District Commission ratified an
annual labor contract with fire-
fighters last week.
Four items were different
from last year's contract with the
North Bay Professional
F ne li- ne ss Association:
--The 11 fist li- ne ss covered
by the agreement will receive no
across-the-board increases for
the next two years, other than a
small "longevity" raise.
-The district will add a third
lieutenant, ensuring that one will
be on duty each shift.
--Direct deposit for pay-
checks will be implemented.
--F ne li- ne ss will be allowed
to wear uniform shorts on duty.
Fire Chief Joseph Miller said
the "guys graciously agreed to
take no raises for the next two
years," because of the state of the
economy and the need to curb
the district's $1 million annual
However, the file li- ne ss will
get a minimal "10-cenut or so
hourly longevity raise," Miller
added, something they have been
receiving "for a while that just
recognizes their time with the
district. But to give them a 10
percent raise, no, that's not going
North Bay Commission
Chairman Jim Miller thanked
fist lig ne ss "for their understand-
ing during these tough times."
Officials said the third lieu-
tenant's post will be created by
the upgrading of one senior fire-
fighter position. Although the
action will not result in any new
employees, it will give a $2,000
annual raise to the promoted fire-
fighter, officials said.
Fire Chief Miller said direct
deposit was implemented to
make it easier for the file li-l ne ss
to receive pay.
"In case some are on vaca-
tion and can't get to the station,"
the chief said, "it makes it more
convenient for them." Miller
additionally said that some of his
file li-llle I\ do not live in
Niceville and could not easily
take time off from other jobs to
get to the station every other
Wednesday when paychecks are
Newly added to the list of
regulation uniforms for the fire-
fighters are two pairs of shorts.
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Christian School's take on
the Dickens classic, 'A
Christmas Carol." This one
is called "A Dickens'
Christmas Carol: A
Traveling Travesty in Two
Admission to the play,
which will be performed
in the Niceville High
School auditorium, is $10
for adults and $5 for stu-
Saturday, 6-9 p.m.
Shades of Li'l Abner.
Middle school guys get a
see how "
the other RELA
w t hhalf lives
Hawkins Dance at the
Center. It's ladies' choice.
Tickets are $7.50 per per-
son, available at the
Niceville Public Library.
Proceeds go to the Relay
for Life team.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
ballt "te nu u ce,"
will be performed by the
Northwest Floridat Ialet at
matinee performa ceut k s
place at 2 p.m. Tickets are
$28.50 for adults and
$14.40 for children under
Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
The Twin Cities
Ministerial Association will
hold a community
ThratnP esytrin Cu ch,
at the corner of John Sims
Parkway and Rocky Bayou
More on these and
o her events,h CALENDAR,
By Mike Griffith
For the second time, the
Niceville City Council has reject-
ed a request to rezone the Hawk's
Landing subdivision from R-1,
Single Family Residential, to R-
3, Multiple Family.
Th oe de eopmenti no r t w s
According to Jeff McInnis and
Allen Tucker, who spoke on
behalf of Ruckel Properties'
request at a council meeting Nov.
10, the rezoning would have
allowed Ruckel to alter plans for
the development to build duplex-
es or townhomes rather than sin-
gle-family houses. This, said
McInnis, would have allowed
builders to leave more open space
in the development by "cluster-
Others who spoke to the coun-
cil during the meeting, however,
warned of the danger of aircraft
cahs 1n dirp one idann alh
Air Force Col. David
Maharrey, chief of civil engineer-
ing at Eglin Air Force Base, said
Hawk's Landing is in the base's
"Accident Potential Zone 2,' an
area with relatively high nisk of a
plane crash because of its prox-
imity to Eglin flight paths.
Please see REZONING, pace A-7
Beacon photo by Del Lessard
Valparaiso could buy Gulf Power assets such as this substation
at Highway 85 and Wolverine Avenue if the municipality takes
toavker the company's elec ricity bu in ss inside the city. Such a
percent on power costs if it takes
over the franchise itself and buys
excess power from a variety of
But the study claiming huge
savings was never formally
received by the city, apparently
exempting the tax-funded docu-
ment from disclosure by state
Revealing the results of the
$25,000 study would give away
the city's negotiating stance,
commissioners said three years
ago when consultant Gray
Robinson orally presented
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Former Bluewater man named
commander of 20 10 mission
By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
Three of the astronauts who will
fly the final space shuttle mission
next year have ties to Okaloosa
County. Air Force Col. (ret.) Steven
W. Lindsey, 49, Air Force Col. Eric
A. Boe, 45, and Air Force Col.
Benjamin Alvin Drew Jr., 47, all
served at Eglin Air Force Base.
Lindsey, the mission commander,
said he would like to return to
Bluewater Bay, where he once lived,
when he retires.
The shuttle's 134th, and last,
orbital mission, scheduled for
launch Sept. 16, 2010, will be main-
ly a supply flight to the Intemnational
Space Station. The Space Shuttle
Discovery will carry "maximum
gear into orbit," said Boe, who will
pilot the 26-year-old craft, the
nation's oldest remaining shuttle, on
the eight-day mission. "There are
other ways of providing supplies to
the space station, using international
means, but the object is to get as
much on board as we can.
In addition, the Discovery, oper-
ated by a six-member crew, will
carry a reusable logistic module,
basically an external storage shed
which will expand the amount of
cargo space on the space station.
The module was first used to carry
extra construction equipment to the
space station in the 124th shuttle
mission in 2008.
At Eglin, Boe flew F-15s with
the 33rd Fighter Wing from 1994 to
1996, then served as a test pilot with
Please see SHUTTLE, page A-2
Astronaut Steven W.
Lindsey, formerly of
Bluewater Bay, will com-
mand the 134th, and last,
space shuttle mission,
scheduled for September
2010. Here, during an
April 2006 mission, he
makes an entry in the
Station log while Space
Shuttle Discovery was
docked with the station.
North Bay Fire District curbs raises
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NO W bridge
road on track
The cleared path of the first part of the
Mid-Bay Bridge connector road
(brown patches, top) was visible north
of the 3.5-mile toll span earlier this
month from aircraft over
Choctawhatchee Bay. Currently under
construction, phase 1 of the connector
is a 2.8-mile segment from the north
end of the bridge to Range Road, a
$37.8 million project that will shift
most bridge traffic away from White
Point Road. Another $6.5 million will
be used to widen Highway 20 at the
connector intersection. Phase 1 is
scheduled for completion in May 2011.
Work on phases 2 and 3 will start in
2011, taking the limited-access high-
way another eight miles to the west
and north, reaching Highway 85 just
north of Niceville 2014 at an added
cost of $136 million.
By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Can Valparaiso residents save
30 percent on their electric bills
if the municipality takes over
Gulf Power's city franchise'?
Commissioner Tom Miller
thinks so, based on a city study
completed in 2006.
At the commission's behest,
Miller is scheduled to meet with
Gulf Power representatives
toa ct al h wl be
granted Gulf Power as the exclu-
sive provider of electricity to
Valparaiso. The 30-year agree-
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low city commissioners that a
consultant's study completed
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the opportunity to go into space
Boe, who will be piloting his
second shuttle, said many aspects
of space travel strike him as won-
derful, from the launch to the view
"o ee you're up there, the
amazing thing is the view of
earth," he said. You feel the
immensity of the universe. You
look down at the earth and there
men knw cw nb 1 a dli hs oe
er. It's unifying."
Said Lindsey: "You never get
tired of looking at the earth. You
can get used to weightlessness and
everything else, but you never get
used to looking at our planet. The
first time I saw it, I was amazed
and I remain amazed"'
Boe and Lindsey praised the
team that sends astronauts into
a huge num-
ber of peo-
ing our job
want to pur- Col. Benjamin
sue a career Drew
in space travel, Boe said, would do
well to "work hard in school--
take the hard classes. And enjoy
yourself, do the things you like to
do. That will open doors to any-
thing you want to do."
Lindsey would counsel a
young person to "focus on the
journey, not the goal. Go into what
you want to do and it will happen.
I never set out when I started my
career to be an astronaut. I set out
to be an engineer, a pilot and a test
pilot. If I hadn't been selected (to
the space program), that would be
Drew, named as a mission spe-
cialist on the final shuttle flight,
was on assigmnent in Russia as
Operations director of h aai
Space Center in Star City and
could not be reached.
Drew served with the Air Force
Special Operations Command
(AFSOC) on Hurlburt Field and
with the 46th Operations Group
on Eglin Air Force Base.
On Hurlburt, Drew flew MH-
60G combat rescue aircraft, flying
combat missions in operations
Just Cause, Desert Shield, Desert
Stonn and Provide Comfort. He
served with AFSOC fnam 1985 to
1993. On Eglin, he served as com-
mander of Detachment 1 from
1998 to 2000. He was stationed
there when he got the call that he
had been accepted into the astro-
Also serving on the 134th
space shuttle flight will be mission
specialists Michael R. Barratt,
Anny Col. Timothy L. Kopra and
Nicole P. Stott.
From page A-1
the 48th Test Squadron, 46th Test
Wing, from 1997 to 2000.
Lindsey also tested aircraft
withthe46tA ret Wing afr m
Colmnand and Statf College at
Maxwell Air Force Base, he
returned to Eglin to work in the
Air Force Seek Eagle Office,
wherehe was rsostbl -n
F-111, A-10 and F-117.
Boe and Lindsey have fond
memories of Eglin.
"I love that area of the coun-
try," said Boe, who lived in
Shalimar when he served at the
base. "The flying was great, too.
With the combination of the job
and the location, it was a great area
for my family. I have nothing but
good to say about it."
Boe's family consists of wife,
Kristen, and two children.
"I loved everything about it,"
the shuttle commander said. "My
favorite part of the assigmnent has
to be the people. We had a very
clear mission, doing experimental
flight testing for the Air Force. I
enjoyed the mission and the sense
of purpose. The people were out-
standing, as they are today, includ-
ing the people in the community
and the whole area. As in any
assigmnent, people make the dif-
Lindsey said he would love to
come back after he retires from the
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA). "The
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whole area is paradise," he said. "I
love the small town atmosphere
about Niceville. We still have a lot
of good friends in the area."
Both astronauts said the space
program has changed significantly
since they entered it.
"There have been a lot of
changes. Since the Columbia acci-
hard to make
said, refer- ,ar
ring to Space
reentry Feb. Col. Eric Boe
nearly 17 years to the day after the
shuttle Challenger broke up short-
ly after launch. Seven astronauts
died in each disaster.
Lindsey, who will be making
his fifth shuttle flight, and his third
as commander, said that in 1995,
when he was selected as an astro-
naut, "we were flying space shut-
tles, but we only had a few people
working on the space station. That
wouldn't start to fly until three
years later. The operations tempo
and the pace of things we're doing
now are so different. Missions are
more complex today. In 1995, if
you had a single spacewalk on a
mission, it was a really big deal. If
you had a robotic arm, it was a
really big deal. These days, you
have at least three space walks on
each mission and every mission
has a robotic arm.
And today, Lindsey said,
"instead of working one major
program, we're working three: the
space station, the shuttle and about
a third of our people are working
on the Constellation program.
The Constellation pnagram, in
its early stages, is designed to con-
tinue to supply the space station
and to launch human beings on
moon missions, followed by mis-
sions to Mars, using an Ares I
rocket, which was tested for the
first time Oct. 28 in a six-mmnute
suborbital launch from Cape
continent n toure it'essnt, Bs
The Obama administration is
reviewing plans for the
Constellation program amid budg-
boloe's viin o h u vr is a
retirement of the nation's three
space shuttles after what will be
the program's 29th anniversary.
"I'd like to continue what we're
doing with the space station and
go to the moon and on to Mars,'
Boe said. "I think most people
think of NASA with exploration.,
Lindsey, fonner chief of
NASA's Astronaut Office, agreed.
"Now that we've built the
space station, we need to use it,"
Lindsey said. "It's a plathann not
only for science, but for explo-
ration. The ultimate goal next
should be to go interplanetary."
He, too, expressed an interest in
seeing a mission to Mars.
At the same time, Boe sees pri-
vate enterprise becoming more
involved in space flight.
"A lot of companies are getting
to that point," Boe said. "I foresee
it being just like aviation used to
be--it was only for the high
rollers. Space travel is expensive
right now, but it will come down in
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By Del Lessard
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Facing an expense of hundreds
of thousands of dollars a year in
lease fees to continue using 290
acres of Eglin land, the regional
sewer board is considering a cost-
ly upgrade to its sewage-treatment
After nearly 30 years of operat-
ing an effluent sprayfield on 290
acres of Eglin reservation land at
no charge, the Niceville,
Valparaiso, Okaloosa County
Regional Sewer Board will soon
begin negotiations in which the
Air Force says it will demand rent
at the market rate--an expense
that is expected to be passed on to
the residents and businesses that
use sewers in the Twin Cities area.
The regional sewer plant serves
13,724 customers in Niceville,
Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay, and
environs. Each sewer user is
billed by one of the three members
of the regional utility. The region-
al sewer board determines its
annual costs, then assesses each
partner its share.
Representatives from Eglin Air
Force Base and the Air Force Real
Property Agency (AFRPA) in San
Antonio, Texas, reviewed new
Enhanced Use Lease (ELL) poli-
cies with the regional sewer board
Nov. 4. A meeting to negotiate a
acre expansion to the north.
Any sprayfield expansion to
the south, east or west would be
undesirable for ecological rea-
sons, according to Eglin. With the
connector road design nearly
completed, Eglin also gave notice
that it expects the regional sewer
board to begin negotiations on its
lease within a few months, includ-
ing a recommendation on any
Changes in the leased area.
Sewer board President Patrick
Strong suggested that improving
the sewage treatment plant, on
Highway 85 North, Niceville,
could remove more nutrients from
treated effluent, reducing the
acreage needed to disperse the
effluent at a sprayfield. Niceville
City Manager Lannie Corbin said
that a plant upgrade such as
Strong suggested could carry a
price tag of $4 million to $5 mil-
Corbin said the regional plant
has already been upgraded in
recent years so that most of its
effluent is safe enough to be used
for irrigation throughout the com-
munity--and much of it is, at least
during the warmer months.
Diversion to irrigation reduces
the need for sprayfield area,
although irrigation users, such as
two golf courses, a school, and a
subdivision, aren't required to take
water when the plant may need to
dispose of it,
Ror planning purposes the Air
Rorce would expect the lease for
the sprayfield to be similar to what
Eglin now charges the county to
lease base land used as sprayfield
near Fort Walton Beach, said
Brian Brown, the AFRPA repre-
Under the Air Force's ELL pol-
icy, the county last year went from
paying $100 a year for about 400
acres to an annual lease payment
of $325,000 for 235 acres, with a
2 percent annual escalator cost
built into the lease, said Jeff
Littrell, director of the county's
water and sewer department, and a
member of the NVOC Regional
Assuming the county rate of
$1,382 an acre, the annual price
tag on the 290-acre regional spray-
field would be about $400,000.
At such a high rent, a plant
upgrade to reduce sprayfield
needs might be more cost effec-
tive, Strong said.
The sewer board asked its engi-
neer, Glenn Stephens, of
Polyengineering, to coordinate
with the MBBA's engineers on
where and how best to mitigate
the loss of sprayfield land.
tanks at the region-
ment plant in
Niceville would be
replaced if officials
agree to a multimil-
to reduce sp aof e
Force rent hike.
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sewage sprayfield, a grassy field
on which effluent is sprayed to
absorb pollutants such as nitrogen.
Jim Vest, MBBA executive
director, gave a short briefing on
the connector road and its expect-
ed impact on the sprayfield. Eglin
and the MBBA, which have been
meeting every other week to coor-
dinate ihte II a po 1de c l. say that the
most favorable place to replace the
lost sprayfield land would be a 24-
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Glenn Wagner, Eglin's EULL
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lease of the sprayfield just north of
Niceville actually expired seven
years ago, although both sides
have continued operating under
the old tenns. In part the delay in
renewing the agreement was due
to a surge in lease-renewal work
caused by a change in government
policy requiring that outside users
of military land pay market rates,
The Eglin representative said
the other reason for the delay was
that Eglin has been working with
the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority
(MIBBA) to lease land for a new
bridge connector road that will
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spend $75,000 on a study of the an Evaluation and Appraisal
city's infrastructure needs. Report (EAR) by a June 2008
Commissioners also approved deadline, triggering the proba-
a four-year-lease purchase agree- tion.
ment to purchase a new street Since being hired in Augus
sweeper for $88,000, and named Scott has been working hardly to
the city administrator as the update and submit the EAR by
administrative head of code January. One of the still missing
enforcement effort. elements of the EAR is a capital
The infrastructure study was improvement plan, he told Parks
not listed on the Nov. 9 meeting and commissioners. Scott said
agenda but the issue came up some departments had not pro-
when Niceville business owner vided a capital improvement
Melinda Parks inquired about the plan. Commissioners, who each
status of her family's request last oversee specific departments,
month for a special exception to expressed some confusion about
allow a trailer-based restaurant what constitutes a capital
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Jessica Mae Crawford, 20, a
restaurant server, of 500 Kelly
Mill Road, Valparaiso, was
arrested by sheriff's deputieS
Nov. 7 for possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription, possession of less than
20 grams of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
The alleged drug possession
occurred Oct. 14 when deputies
attempted to serve a warrant on
another person at the same
a 4 4
Melissa Paige Tedford, 40, of
585 Hill Lane, Niceville, waS
arrested by Niceville police Nov.
13 for aggravated assault with a
deadly weapon without intent to
kill and battery, both domestic
Megan Leigh Shannon, 24, of
237 Bent Arrow Drive, Destin,
was arrested by Niceville police
for DUI on Niceville Avenue,
Nov. 5 at 6:57 p.m. Shannon
was also cited for driving on a
suspended license and driving
without the headlights turned on.
Rafael Perez, a laborer, 39,
of 4417 Walbridge St., Orlando,
was arrested by Niceville police
for DUI on Highway 20 east of
Cedar Avenue, Nov. 7 at 3:39
p.m. Perez was also cited for
careless driving .
Ricky Allen Caillouet, a
painter, 37, of 305 Glen Ave.'
Apt. B, Niceville, was arrested
by Niceville police for DUI on
Evans Street, Nov. 10 at 1:54
On Nov. 3 a Valparaiso resi-
dent from the 300 block of
Washington Avenue reported
that someone had stolen some
business checks from his home
and fraudulently cashed 13
checks, totaling $328, at local
pizza businesses and conven-
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A Niceville resident from the
300 block of Springwood Way
reported that an unknown male
had just stolen her 2002 Honda
SUV out of the driveway, Nov. 7,
about 9:35 p.m. The victim and
a friend were watching TV with
the front widow open when they
heard someone start the vehicle
and back it out of the driveway .
They looked out the window and
saw a white male in his teens or
early 20s, in the driver's seat '
backing the vehicle out of the
driveway with the lights off.
Police located the victim's car
the next morning, parked in a
wooded area south of some
aartments on Garden Lane.
On Nov. 6 a man entered a
Niceville bank, 799 E. John
Sims Parkway, and cashed a
$2,300 check. The man pro-
duced a driver's license, and the
teller wrote down the license
number. Police later compared a
photograph of the man who
cashed the check and determined
that the individual was a differ-
en person than the erson issued
the lic ese wihta ub
On Nov. 9 two Niceville resi-
dents reported that unknown
persons) burglarized two vehi-
cles at the residence, stealing a
$1,300 digital camera from one
vehicle and a GPS device and an
iPod transmitter from the other.
No force was used to enter the
cars, according to police. The
stolen items were valued togeth-
er at $1,533.
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Fire Department R~eports
Th IeFire Depdrtment responded to the following calls Nov. 11 through
0 tutuFr 13 EmerglencyM alCall
0 Vehicle 43iR Vehicle Crash
1 Other hil Crash ~h Extricatjon .
O Illegal Burn 2 Other Emergenc Call
O False Alarms 0 Hazardous Conditions
Location Sitution_ Tg.[ime
Paradise Road ......................Medical ......................................1 1/10/09 .............04:21
E. SR20 .................................Canceled..................1/10.......1:19
Hospital Drive ........................Medical.........................1/11/09..............13:03
Azalea Drive ..........................Medical........................1/11/09..............14:30
Judith Avenue ........................Medical.........................1/12/09 .............06:25
Nathey Avenue ......................Medical..........................1/12/09 .............06:29
Duke Drive.............................Medical......................................1 1/13/09 .............00:52
E. John Sims Parkway .........Electrical problem .....................1 1/13/09 .............10:49
E. John Sims Parkway .........Medical................................1/13/09 .............14:07
Magnolia Shores ...................Medical...........................1/13/09 .............15:44
Wexford/Roscommon ...........Brush fire...................................1 1/13/08 .............17:35
E. Joh Sim Ve ile accidenM ................ .... 109 .....18
27 Street .............................Medical.... .......................11/9......10:47
McKinney Street....................Medical....... .....................1/509......07:41
s~t~pnr tms Prkway .....Mdu / ............ 9.......20
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Cooking oil is combustible and if it is heated beyond its cooking temperature, its
vapors can ignite. The use of turkey fryers can lead to devastating burns, other
injuries and the destruction of property.
Web Page: http://www.cityofniceville.org/fire.html
The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during
the month of October:
Location SitugtinD. TM 1iA
Okaloosa Avenue ...................Fire service call ..........................1 0/2/09.............1 7:50
Edge Avenue ..........................OD/poisoning .............................1 0/4/09.............05:23
Highway 85.............................Vehicle accident.........................10/5/09......094
Choctaw Cove ........................Fall..................... ....................10/8/09.............21 :07
N. John Sims Parkway ..........Vehicle accident.........................1 0/12/09 ..........14:17
Glendale Avenue ....................Smoke scarelodor of smoke.....10/12/09 ..........20:31
Hillcrest Avenue ......................Unconscious ..............................1 0/13/09 ..........01:14
Andrew Avenue ......................Diabetic ......................................1 0/1 3/09 ..........19:42
Alabama Avenue ....................Fire alarm ...................................1 0/15/09 ..........00:12
Highway 85.............................Vehicle accident.........................10/15/09..........07:39
Crystal Lake Lane ..................Structure fire ..............................1 0/15/09 ..........12:41
Okaloosa Avenue ...................Breathing problem .....................1 0/16/09 ..........03:05
Jasmine Avenue.....................Breathing problem .....................10/17/09 ..........01:58
Magnolia Avenue....................Fire alarm...................................1/80 ..........13:26
Alabama Avenue ....................Fire alarm ...................................1 0/18/09 ..........18:47
Highland Avenue ....................Medical alarm ............................1 0/19/09 ..........07:57
Government Avenue ..............Steam/smoke alarm ..................1 0/25/09 ..........12:19
Kelly Mill Road ........................Sick call ......................................1 0/29/09 ..........22:23
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monoxide detectors when you set your clocks back for Daylight Savings Time?
Ninety-eight percent of U.S. homes have smoke detectors; 19 percent of those are
non-operational. A simple nine-volt battery is cheap insurance. Test all detectors
once each month to ensure proper operation. Call your Valparaiso Volunteer Fire
department at 729-5410 with comments or concerns.
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls Nov. 8 through
Wht ont Road ...................Ve l accident ........................1 1 9/ ............. 0:2
Merchants Way ......................EMS excluding vehicle .............11/1 0/09 ............05:53
Pippen Drive ...........................EMS excluding vehicle .............11/1 0/09 ............21:06
White Point Road ...................EMS excluding vehicle .............1 1/11/09.............03:25
E. Hwy 20 TTom Hanks Drive Extrication ..................................1 1/11/09.............09:02
E. Highway 20........................No incident upon arrival............11/11/09.............11:28
Bluewater Boulevard..............EMS excluding vehicle .............11/1 2/09 ............06:36
Myrtlewood Lane....................EMS excluding vehicle .............11/1 2/09..........._07:21
E. John Sims Parkway ..........Dispatched/canceled ................11/13/09 ............10:50
N. White Point Road ..............EMS excluding vehicle .............11/13/09 ............19:50
Saint Andrews Cove ..............Public assistance ......................11/14/09 ............07:02
Merchants Way ......................EMS excluding vehicle .............11/14/09 ............07:14
Norwich Circle ........................EMS excluding vehicle .............11/15/09 ............02:26
White Point Road ...................EMS excluding vehicle .............11/15/09 ............08:23
E. Highway 20........................EMS excluding vehicle .............11/15/09 ............13:12
Visit northbayfd.org for greater detail of incidents.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
RE ZO NIN G
From page A-1
"Just as with traffic acci-
dents," said the colonel, "most
aircraft accidents occur close to
home." Maharrey said the Air
Force recommends no more
than two residences per acre in
such a zone. When asked by
Niceville City Attorney Dixie
Lee Powell whether the Air
Force was officially opposing
the rezoning, Maharrey said h
was merely presenting facts on
the service's behalf, to help the
city council decide
McInnis said tl at even the
existing R-1 zoning permits up
to five residences an acre, but
that Ruckel does not plan to
build to that high a density, and
that by clustering residences,
the potential for a plane hitting
one would be lessened, as
would the environmental
impact of the project, while pro-
viding affordable housing for
local residents, including per-
sonnel from Eglin.
Maharrey, however, said that
there is already, or will be, ade-
quate affordable housing to
accommodate Air Force person-
nel in the area, especially once
the Air Force completes con-
struction of new on-base hous-
Some residents of the
College Oaks subdivision,
across College Boulevard from
Hawks Landing, said they pre-
rntth lt zo ing.re rei u:
said he and other College Oaks
residents considered nearby
zoning when they decided to
buy homes, and do not want to
see a denser-than-expected
development so close.
After some discussion, city
council members Al Swihart
and Judith Boudreaux voted to
grant Ruckel's re zoning
request, but member William
Thomas voted against it, saying
he is concerned that "a crash
could wipe out a lot of people."
Thomas also asked how
McInnis defined "affordable"
housing, to which McInnis
replied that units at Hawk's
Landing would probably be
sold for between $180,000 and
$240,000, less than other homes
marketed by Ruckel.
Two other city council mem-
bers, Dan Henkel and Bill
Smith, were absent, so the 2-1
vote in favor of the rezoning did
not provide a majority of the
five-member council, defeating
When the matter came
before the council in October in
a somewhat different form,
Henkel, Swihart and Thomas
voted against it, while
Boudreaux and Smith voted in
C IT Y
From page A-1
the pros and cons of an estimated
$10 million city takeover of the
The current franchise granted
by Valparaiso to Gulf Power is
scheduled to expire Aug. 24, 201 1.
Under the agreement, Gulf Power
has the exclusive right to sell elec-
tricity in Valparaiso. In return, the
company collects utility taxes and
franchise fees from its customers
inside city limits and tumns over
the money to the municipal gov-
During 2008 Gulf Power
remitted to the city $202,275 in
franchise fees and $165,519 in
utility taxes, according to the utili-
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Valparaiso wouldn't produce its
own power under a go-it-alone
scheme, but would buy it from
generating companies, possibly
including Gulf Power, and resell
it. If Valparaiso takes over the city
franchise, it would have to buy
Gulf Power's local distribution
system, including poles, trans-
formers, wires and possibly a sub-
Mayor Bruce Amold said he
recalled hearing an estimate from
the 2006 study that it would cost
about $10 million to buy the distri-
bution infrastructure from Gulf
Power. The money could be
raised with a bond issue, to be paid
off from future revenue from
power the city would sell residents
Commissioner Brent Smith
said he recalls no such savings as
large as 30 percent.
Miller said that 2006 study-
handled at the city's behest by a
law firm represented by Tom
Cloud included that residents
could save 30 percent on power
bills if Valparaiso, rather than Gulf
Power, distributed electricity with-
in the municipality.
Mayor Amold said he thought
the consultant's estimated 30-per-
cent savings were modeled on
Tallahassee, a city that generates
its own power, something
Valparaiso does not envision.
Apparently no copy of the
study exists in city hands. In
December 2006, Cloud and City
Attorney Doug Wyckoff met with
each city commissioner, one at a
time, to give them the consultant's
findings. Officials said the city
received no written report because
they did not want to tip their hand
in any franchise negotiations with
Gulf Power. Because each com-
missioner was briefed individual-
ly, the meetings were not subject
to Florida's Sunshine Law, offi-
Commissioner Lydia Johnson
told Miller that if Valparaiso does
buy the power franchise, she
wants the city to consider purchas-
ing electricity from alternative
sources, such as solar and wind.
City Administrator Carl Scott,
who was hired in August, cau-
tioned commissioners that the
"front-end" costs of taking over
Gulf Power's distribution system
would loom large, while any
resulting savings in power costs
would be realized only "on the
If Valparaiso pursues taking
over the franchise and buying out
Gulf Power infrastructure, the deal
would be a first for Northwest
"We have never had a munici-
pality disenfranchise with us, nor
have we sold our entire infra-
structure to a municipality," said
Sandy Sims, spokeswoman for
Gulf Power in Pensacola. She
continued, "We pride ourselves
on our customer relationships,
cost, service, and reliability. In
addition, the costs to serve are
spread over our entire customer
base of over 420,000, which
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"I think it would be a
big mistake. It's
combatants in a U.S.
court. It will also give
them a stage on
which to grandstand
and spread their
John Stevenson, 41,
"I don't think it's a "It should be done in a
good idea. They civilian court, because
should be tried by the the crimes were done
governments of the against civilian as welI as
countries in which military people. In any
they were captured. case, I hope they get the
allowed by law. "
"I prefer the civilian "I don't think it's a
court. They can be good idea. It may
tougher. attract more attacks
on the U.S. or New
York. The trial should
be a world effort, as
was done at
Nuremburg after World
"I'd rather see the U.S.
Government put on trial
than some random
Adam Sellers, 29,
Brannon Remaklus, 26,
martial arts instructor
Randy Henning, 51,
Mike Winn, 57,
Maria Guardia, 32,
tive jackets and coveralls.
The wearing of shorts allows
the fist lighlle s greater comfort
in the summer months, Miller
In other business, fire com-
missioners approved a "public
input policy," aimed at allowing
commission meetings to run in a
more orderly fashion when con-
stituents seek to address the
elected board. The new policy
provides for visitor sign-in log,
and requests speakers to address
the board and not any employ-
ees who may be present.
Prohibited are profanity, offen-
sive language or "partisan polit-
If a citizen wishes to address
the board, a written request must
be made before the meeting.
For the month of October, the
Gire district responded to three
fire calls, 51 rescue calls and 18
other emergency calls, for a total
of 72 alarms.
The next North Bay Fire
Commission meeting is 7 p.m.
Dec. 8 at the station on White
NORTH B Y
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Chief Miller said, "We might
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let the Girefighters wear shorts."
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shorts when at the station or on
medical calls. However, "if
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Teamn places high
The 14U High Intensity fastpitch softball team finished its sea-
son placing seventh out of a 38-team tournament in Houston
Nov. 5-7. The 14U Ronald McDonald Tournament draws top
class A teams High Intensity was the only team from Florida
to compete in the 14U division. Team members are: Augie
Pena, Aja Brechtel, Kim Baker, Rachel Dunsford, Audrey
Diekmann, Selena Estrada, Amy Waters, Kaylan Davis, Ashley
Peters, Lauren Donaldson and Jessie Mullen. Team coach:
Kim-Anh Brechtel. Assistant coaches: Tim Dunsford and
Alley places mn race
Cathy Alley of Niceville finished the Disneyland 1/2 marathon
in 2:39 Sept. 6, placing her in the 50th percentile for her age
group. "That was really good, considering I am a race walker,"
she said. Alley was awarded the Coast-to-Coast medal from
Disney, having finished the Disney World Princess 1/2
marathon earlier in March. This medal is only awarded to
those who run both Disney marathons in the same year.
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James Burton, Niceville,
third, 5K male age 70-99
Trystan Flegal, Niceville,
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egories in McGuire's Annual
Halloween 5/10k Run in Destin
Oct. 24. They were:
James Frazier, Valparaiso,
first, 5K male overall
Joy Kelly, Niceville, first,
10K female grand-masters
Natassia Flegal, Niceville,
second, 5K, female age 1-9
Callie Mayville, Niceville,
first, 5K female age 20-24
Meredith Steer, Niceville,
third, 5K female age 25-29
Kristen Edwards, Niceville,
third, 5K female age 30-34
Lea Maraman, Niceville, first
5K female age 35-39
James Danser, Niceville,
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Susan Frazier, Valparaiso,
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Paul Phillips, Niceville, first,
5K male age 45-49
Sylvia Smith, Niceville, first,
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Ken Wright, Niceville, first
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Results, Nov. 4, Marsh/Lake
Courses, ACE Tournament.
Ace of the Month: Kathy
Bush with a 67 net. First flight:
first, Gerry Ha en 68; second,
Nancy Luigs 73; third, Margot
H rde 6. eosnd fli htCH frt,
Grant 74; third, Jean Lavoie
77. Third flight: first, Betty
Bahl 72, second, Jo Gorman
82; third, Helen Hooper 86.
Low putts: first, Gerry Hagen
29; Second with 30 putts, Julie
Sullivan. Birdies: Sara Helen
Lowe, Marsh #4 and #8; Kathy
Bush, Marsh #4. Chip-in on
Marsh #3, Gerry Ha en. Ch p-
in on Marsh #3, Corky Grant.
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Elizabeth Sabo; third, Marla
Armstrong. Second flight: first,
Verna Sesso; second (tie) Carol
Elliott, Sue Tarkin. Third
flight: first, Sue Belli; second,
Jeanne Shaw; third, Helen
Kirby. Fourth flight: first,
Sandy Miller; second (tie)
Beth Franz, Pat McNeil. Fifth
flight: first, Connie Ryan; sec-
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Kris Hagberg encourages her
team during Regional semifi-
Mailoto, but Mosley tied the
score on the next serve.
From there, the Lady Eagles
took charge, scored four
straight for a 16-12 lead, losing
one point and then reeling off
nine unanswered points to take
the set, 25-13.
Mosley came out for the
third set determined to show
what it was made of, taking a 2-
0 lead, only to find itself tied 3-
3 on a lightning spike by
Lindsey Schoewe, who domi-
nated the offense in all three
games, scoring point after point
1npow rful spi es and Ir pa
attempts to do the same.
Midway through the set,
Niceville found itself on the
trailing end of an 8-4 score,
Mosley's largest lead of the
night. But the Lady Eagles held
on, finally tying the Dolphins
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Maynard; second row, Chase Schoener, Zack Jones, Peyton Williamson, Caleb Powell, David
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Niceville PAL soccer Ul2 Boys team
sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisers
went undefeated in the champi-
onship soccer tournament and won
the first place trophy. Pictured at
their end of season party are, from
left: front, Dillon Buckley, Joshua
Springle, Noah McNair, Ben Esses
and Cody Manard; middle, Larry
Stanley, Jordan Whitt, Patrick Poate,
Adrian High, Corey Shelikoff and
Sean Cary; back, Richard Standaert
and Geomar Dumas. Not pictured
are head coach Chris Poate, coach
Eric Whitt, coach Dave Shelikoff and
coordinator Tami Manard.
Photo by Dave Shelikoff
By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
Although the Niceville High
School volleyball team was
eliminated in regional competi-
tion for the fourth straight year
by Leon, 25-15, 25-23, 25-16,
Saturday, its season was suc-
cessful by most standards, fmn-
Meanwhile, coach Kris
Hagberg reached a milestone
Tuesday, Nov. 10, winning her
100th game as a coach.
To get to triple figures,
Hagberg's team had to over-
come a tough Mosley team in
the Class 5A regional semifi-
nals. While the Lady Eagles
swept the Dolphins three sets to
none, 25-19, 25-13 and 25-23,
the games were close and hard-
rolled to a
looe t e
score to 16- Lindsey
14. But a Schoewe
bad serve opened the door for
the Lady Eagles, who held on
for a 5- victory.eNcvle
started out a bit sloppy, trailing
at one point by two, and the
teams battled back and forth,
continually tying each other.
Niceville briefly took a 12-11
lead, thanks largely to a breath-
taking save by setter Jaclyn
19-19, going ahead 24-19, then
weathering a four-point surge
by Mosley to take the nail-bit-
ing third set, 25-23.
Jenna Hassel showed
throughout why she is the
team's libero, or defensive spe-
cialist, continually spoiling
Mosley's attempts to get the
ball to the floor,
"I work around our block-
ers," she said after the game.
"Our blockers make it a lot eas-
ier on defense."
Shoewe, who put on an
offensive clinic with nine kills
the next to
last point in
the third set
with a stun-
said the key
to her game
I concen- Jenna Hassel
trate on reading the defense, on
blocking drills and on shutting
While the focus was on the
game and the players, it was
also a showcase of Hagberg's
skills as a coach, although she
repeatedly credited the girls
undsshe lu eiio nmfor her
We couldn't do it without
the talented players and sup-
portive parents we have,"
Hagberg said. She said the team
is the personification of her
coaching philosophy: "Work as
a team and have a game plan."
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IIcoach hits milestone
Niceville High School's Kelly Hensley
Friday signed a letter of intent to
attend Florida State next year. The
Eagle softball star batted .500 with 19
doubles, two triples, two home runs
and 42 RBis in her junior year, lead-
ing Niceville to the Class 5A regional
finals. Watching as she signs were,
from left: principal Linda Smith; ath-
letic director John Hicks; and parents
Kimberly and Danny Hensley.
Beacon photo by Kenneth Books
The Bluewater Bay Tennis
Center was the site for the U.S.
Tennis Association's $10,000
Men's Futures tournament Nov.
Semi-fmnal and fmnal matches
took place Saturday and
In doubles competition,
Tigran Martirosyan of Armenia
and Artem Sitak of Russia
defeated Sekou Bangoura and
Denis Kudla, both of the U.S.,
The singles competition was
hard fought between finalists
Conor Niland, the No. 1 seed
from Ireland, and James Lemke
of Australia. In a bit of an upset,
Lemke defeated Niland 4-6, 6-
"I knew I was in for a battle
today," Niland said after the
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By Mike Griffith
Only about 25 percent of
America's youth are qualified to
serve in the armed forces, said
Maj. Gen. Charles R. Davis,
Colmnander of the Air Armament
1i 'i ~ Force Base,
Maj. Gen. speaker at the
Charles R. Davisanulent
in honor of past and present mili-
He colmnended the veterans
of America's wars, saying, "No
power in history has done greater
good, or liberated more people
from oppression, than the U.S.
The general also warned his
audience, however, that most cur-
rent-day Americans between the
ages of 17 and 24 cannot meet
the stringent requirements for
entry into the armed services.
The general cited three main
reasons so few are qualified to
--Physical fitness: Many
young Americans, he said, are too
overweight or lack the strength
and endurance to meet the physi-
cal demands of military life, such
as carrying backpacks long dis-
tances, climbing over obstacles,
or hand-to-hand combat.
--Mental fitness: A significant
percentage of modem youth fail
to graduate from high school,
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Beacon photos by Mike Griffith
The Veterans Day ceremony at the AmVets in Valparaiso included the posting of colors by
Niceville High School ROTC members and addresses from Mlaj. Gen. Charles Davis and
Valparaiso Mlayor Bruce Arnold.
Davis said, making it difficult for
them to meet the intellectual stan-
dards of a modem military, such
as the ability to maintain jet
planes, operate computers or
other complex technology, and
carry out complex missions as
members of a team.
--Integrity: Many of today's
young people have been convict-
ed of serious crimes by the time
they reach military age, he said,
making them unqualified for
security clearances, and not reli-
able enough to be trusted with
dangerous weapons or equip-
ment, valuable resources, or to be
Please see VETERANS, page B-3
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Laureate Epsilon Sigma and
Preceptor Beta Gamma chapters
of Beta Sigma Phi, recently
held their annual Preferential
Tea at the Baron's Tea House,
Epsilon Sigma members
present were: Marge Ballon,
Doris Olig, JoAnn Jones,
Beverly Flynt, Matie
Williams, Mary McDonald,
Eunice Whitman, Helen
Martin, Nilah Estep,
Margaret Halley, Angela
Budden and her guest, Polly
Gabbert of Niceville.
Preceptor Beta Gamma
members present were: Maxie
Grissett, Ann Porter and
Sisters Lynn Horrigan,
Jenica Kelly, Rachel
Lacertosa and sister-in-law
Mara Chastain recently ran
the 13K Twilight Zone Tower
of Terror in Hollywood Studios,
Orlando. Their parents are
Gayle and David Chastain of
The Taylor Haugen
Foundation (THF) has intro-
duced Susan Bubel as its first
25 years of
Susan Bubel hsbe
volunteer on the foundation's
Executive Colmnittee since its
inception and has dedicated
many hours organizing and
serving with foundation-related
events. "Susan has already been
such an instrumental person in
organizing and coordinating our
efforts for the foundation," said
Brian Haugen, founder of THF.
Bubel lives in Niceville with
her husband, Bill, and two chil-
dren Brad and Brandon.
Peoples National Bank
announced the promotion of
Caroline Maffei to senior vice
has been a
vital part of -
as well as a
for most of her life.
Holly Peek was among 12
medical students chosen nation-
wide by the American Medical
Please see WHO'S. page B-2
By Stacie Mlorgan
Beacon Staff Writer
Superior Residences in
Niceville, held an open house,
Nov. 12, and appears to live up to
its name, said devoted daughter
Rita Lamberson, of the facility in
which her mother will soon be
son $8 mil-
house its first
Rita Lamberson unportance
of home and
family, said executive director
According to Lamberson, a
homelike atmosphere that offers
professional and compassionate
care is of the utmost importance.
"My mom doesn't realize all
the things that have to be done
for her," said Lamberson of her
91-year-old mother. "She's
have to do
for her but
This is a
place. It's so
much more Jni r
like home. MetnDvd
pleased with the level of staff
Lamberson said her mother,
who has Alzheimer's, has been in
two other care facilities in
Niceville, and while she was
happy with the care her mother
received, one facility could not
hold her mother's slot after she
had to transfer to another for
rehabilitation after a fall. The sec-
ond facility "didn't have what this
place does and the price they
quoted me ($6,000 per month)
was really high," Lamberson con-
tinued. "My mom is a retired
school teacher and I feel I have to
be responsible with her money. I
want her to have good care but
not at exorbitant prices."
Melton-David, 34, with eight
years experience in the memory
care field said, "We truly care
about our residents here. This
isn't a facility; it's their home,
where they'll live their life."
The executive director said
she has "high expectations" of
those who work for Superior
Residences. The care center
employs 50 to 60 people, the
She clarified the concept of
home and family to include the
importance of biological family
members also feeling welcome
and cared for at all times.
"When a family member
comes to visit (their loved one),
we don't want them to feel lost,"
Melton-David said. "We have no
visiting hours here. They can
come in at any time. They need
to feel involved in the life of
those they've entrusted to us. We
have nothing to hide here."
The state-of-the art, secure
(though not locked) facility offers
a unique and effective monitoring
system for every resident, said
Please see HOME, page B-3
Superior Residences, Niceville, specializing in memory care, held an open house Nov. 12.
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Austin Smith (also in Harris' class) listens.
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responsible for the lives of other
The small number of eligible
recruits, said the general, could
make it more difficult to defend
the nation in future conflicts. To
overcome such problems, he
urged people to support education
and youth development programs
of all kinds.
"The real source of America's
strength," Davis said, "is not our
weapons, our aircraft, or our tech-
nology, but the spirit and skill of
Other speakers at the ceremo-
ny included Niceville Mayor Pro
Tem Bill Smith and Valparaiso
Mayor Bruce Arnold. Smith said
Americans should not allow such
phrases as Winston Churchill's
funous quote that, "Never ha he
history of conflict have so many
owed so much to so few," to
become mere cliches. Today, with
a smaller-than-ever volunteer mil-
itary, comprising less than 10 per-
cent of the population, defending
the rest of the nation and the free
world, such a statement is truer
than ever. It isnot just astronauts
who have "the right stuff," Smith
said, but everyone who serves in
the armed forces.
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figures, our politicians, or our rap
musicians," but our troops and
their families, who endure "family
separations and dramatically
altered lifestyles" to protect the
nation. Military veterans, he said,
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Niceville Church of God
Sunday School .. .. .. ..9:45 a.m.
Worship .. .. .. .. .. ..10:45 a.m.
Wednesday .. .. .. .. ...7:00 p.m.
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44Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.org
(Located 5 Minutes from the Eglin East Gate, across from the Valparaiso City Hall)
Sunday Service Times
Sunday School: 9:00 A.M.
Worship Service: 10:30 A.M.
Pastor: Chris Phillips (Graduate of the Master's Seminary)
Anghccan Church of The Resurrection
"Reaching ourt with the Transforming
Love of~esurs Christ"
The Rev. Fr. Gregory Mashburn, Rector
Holiday Inn Express (Niceville)
Sunday 10 a.m.
IMMANUEL ANGLICAN I
Sunday Momning ServiceS
7:45 Holy Communion
10:00 Family Communion Service
Ministries provided for children,
nursery through 8th grade
Wednesday Night Student Ministry
250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin
Church Office: 850-837-6324
"Pointing The Way To Jesus"
Traditional & Contemporary
Traditional: 8:15 & 11:00 a.m.
Contemporary: 9:40, 9:42, & 11:02
First United Methodist Church
214 South Partin Drive, Niceville
St. Paul Lutheran
1407 E.John Sims Parkway 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com
8.*00 aE~m. -- 9.*10 aE~m. -- 11:00 aE~m.
Sunday School 10:10 a~m.
Thank~sgiving Eve Nov. 25 7pm
exemplify qualities of discipline,
leadership, and cahnness under
pressure which are highly valued
in all walks of life, including the
post-military careers of veterans
after they return to civilian life.
Participants in Wednesday's
ceremony included 13-year-old
Andrew Royal, a Boy Scout from
He said he
and his fel-
were on hand
to help usher
for the event.
post is our
sor," he said. Andrew Royal
He said he
thinks Veterans Day is "a really
good time to recognize the people
serving and those who have
Philip Segers of~ralparaiso is a
member of the Air Force, having
served for 26 years so far. "I want-
ed to bring my son here today," he
said, "to let him take part in com-
memorating Veteran's Day."
"I'm flat proud to say," added
Segers, "that my granddad fought
in World War I, my father served
in Vietnam, and I'm in the Air
unSegers' son,tXavier, 8, said, "I
honoring people who help make
our country free." Asked if he
plans to continue his family's mil-
itary tradition when he grows up,
Xavier said, "I don't know. What I
really plan on being is an inventor.
It's your choice."
From page B-1
director of community relations
Melanie Blakeney. Direct care
givers carry Personal Digital
Assistants (PAs) that can track
the location of residents--all of
which continually wear "resident
network badges" on the back of
their shirts. The PDAs, pro-
grammed with facility maps, alert
care givers whenever a resident
gets within 15 feet of a door. Care
givers are instructed to "drop
i th.in--." said Blakeney when
an alarm goes off and instantly
respond. The PDA projects the
exact location of the resident.
The president and CEO of
Superior Residences, Inc., is Don
Bishop of Perry, with four other
residences in central Florida.
Superior, a totally smoke-free
residence, plans to expand. Phase
2 includes the addition of an
assisted living unit, to break
ground in one year. The third
phase, slated for a three- to five-
year time frame, will be inde-
pendent living. The facility is
awaiting it's final walk-through
approval and inspection. Center
officials said they do not yet know
how many residents phases 2 and
3 will house. Plans have not been
drawn up. Once that is complete,
residents may move in within
There are no other facilities in
the Niceville area that specialize
in memory care, though Sterling
House at Bluewater does accept
memory care residents and all
care givers undergo annual mem-
ory care training.
Students win for 'Zombie'
A team of Niceville High School students just took first place in the Northwest
Florida Halloween Film Festival, sponsored by the North West Florida Production
Association, for their news parody, "Zombie Integration." In winning the top prize,
the students beat out some of the local professionals. They received a trophy, cer-
tificate, and a $100 check. Their winning entry can be viewed at psanwf.com. From
left: back bow, Tia Wolcott, Andrew Rushakoff, Patrick Dermody and Fred
Wombwell; middle row, Christopher MlcCardle, Blayne Thomas, Alanah Gardner
and Cody Theriot; front row, Alex Ragnoli, Casey Gruber, Tylyn Hendrix, Reid
Gallegos and Krystal Mlartz; floor, Katharine Paton and Ciarra Garza.
'Buy the Bayou' raises $6K
The Niceville Valparaiso
Chamber of Commerce's annu-
al "Buy the Bayou Auction"
had its biggest event by far,
said Brian Haugen, founder of
the Taylor Haugen Foundation,
recipient of this year's fundrais-
The event raised about
$6,000. Last year, the cham-
ber's largest fundraiser brought
in about $4,500.
"People came out in
swarms," said Haugen, whose
mother made two "Taylor's
Favorite Apple Pie Cakes Made
By Grandma," each bringing in
service 11:oo a.m.
Evening Bible Study
Sunday: Holy Communlon 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.
Theology on Tap 6:30 p.m. In Rectory
Tuesday: Morning Prayer 9 a.m.
Wednesday: Holy Communlon 12 p.m. (noon)
Thursday: Evensong 6 p.m., Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: Contemporary Vigil Communlon 4:30 p.m.
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NEw LIFE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
130 N. PARTIN DR., NICEVILLE
CHURCH OFFICE (850) 729-0733
Sunday Momning Bible Study 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Momning Worship 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Bishop and Mrs. T.P.
I Bishop T.P. Johnso41S~r. Senior Pastor
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
before 5 p.m. Wednesday
Video photo contest
A Green Screen Video and Photo
Contest, for all Northwest Florida res-
idents has a submission deadline of
noon, Thursday, Nov. 19. Cash pdizes
There are six entry categories.
Projects may be submitted for one cat-
egory only. Categories: Video, grades
Open Video, all
Open Digital Photo, all other ages:
and Green Screen Acting, grades K-
12. Videos must last at least 30 sec-
onds but no longer than three minutes.
Participants must be present to
win. More information: 850-
Blood drives this week
Nov. 20--Eglin TEAS and
Building 1 to be held at Building 11, D
Avenue, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: and Krispy
Kreme, Destin, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nov. 21--Winn Dixie, Uptown
Station, Fort Walton Beach, 11 a.m.-6
p.m. Every donor will receive a gift
card: and Winn Dixie, Crestview, 11
'Christmas Carol' at RBCS
Rocky Bayou Christian Academy
Drama Department has announced
that its 2009 fall production will be "A
Dickens' Christmas Carol: A
Traveling Travesty in Two
Tumultuous Acts:' by Mark Landon
Smith, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20
and 21, 7 p.m. at NHS auditorium.
Cast members are Shaun Brown,
Olivia Tyre, Hope Given, Darla Lyon,
Moeand Emily Kenthio
Johns, Jessica Sandlin, and Jon
Hearon as understudies. The play is
under the direction of Thomas Hood.
NWFSC science seminar
The Science Friday seminars,
hosted by the Science Department at
Northwest Florida State College, will
conclude for the fall semester at 11
a.m., Friday, Nov. 20, in the Robert E.
Greene, Jr. Science building on the
Niceville campus, main lecture hall,
room S-110. IX. Beth Ritter, professor
of II~.1.11.!-t-1.. and archeology at
NWFSC, will present '"Fossil
Hominins: Evidence for Human
Evolution:' and will discuss what
makes us human, both biologically
and culturally, and how far back into
the past we can fmnd evidence of our
humanity. The seminar will highlight
specimens from the college's collec-
tion of fossil hominin casts and repli-
cas of some of the earliest stone tools.
The free seminar is open to the
public as well as NWF State College
or high school students. Groups
should call ahead to ensure seating.
More infonnation: 729-5376.
Sadie Hawkins dance
Middle-school guys need to sit
a.m.-6 p.m. Every donor will receive a
Nov. 22-Christ Our Redeemer
Church, White Point Road, Niceville
(near Mid-Bay Bridge), 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nov. 23--Publix, Crestview 11
Motorcycle run for toys
The 30th annual Toys for Tots
Motorcycle Run, sponsored by the
Emerald Coast HOG Chapter #0672
and Heritage Cycles Harley Davidson,
happens Sunday, Nov. 22, Fort Walton
Beal Parkway, '
next to Walmart. a s i
8:30 a.m. Entry
fee $10 per participant in addition to
one new toy or gift card. Bike parade
at 11 a.m.
More information: Sam Smith,
217-9371, John Gaskin, 862-1761 or
Heritage Cycles Harley Davidson,
Shoebox gift drive set
Operation Christmas Child will
hold its shoebox gift drive through
Nov. 23. This year, Niceville-
Valparaiso's Relay Center for
Operation will be at First Baptist
Church, 622 Bayshore Drive,
Niceville. Hours are: 1-5 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-noon
Saturday: and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.
Free USAF concert
The United States Air Force pres-
ents the United States Air Force Band
in "Airmen of Note" on tour for a
FREE concert at the Emerald Coast
Conference Center, 1250 Miracle
Strip Pkwy., Fort Walton Beach, 7
p.m., Friday, Nov. 20. Seats cannot be
reserved and are available on a first-
come, first-seated basis.
'Nutcracker, this weekend
The Northwest Florida Ballet presents "The Nutcracker," Saturday and Sunday,
Nov. 21 and 22, 7:30 p.m., Mlattie Kelly Fine Arts Center, Northwest Florida State
College, Niceville campus. Tickets available at the door, $28.80 adults and $14.40
children under 12.
back and wait for their heart throb to
ask them to the Sadie Hawkins Dance
Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Niceville
Community Center. The 6-9 p.m.
gambol for students ages 12-14 (or
sixth-eighth grade) is being hosted by
the City of Niceville's Relay for Life
Team. Girls, here's your chance to
know what it's like to ask someone out
on a date and pay their way ($7.50 per
person) to the casual-dress shindig
which will feature a vote for the Sadie
Hawkins king and queen. There are
only 200 tickets, so hurry up and
decide who's anns you'd like to be
dancing in and quickly head down to
the Niceville Public Library and get
your tickets. All proceeds go to the
Relay for Life Team. More infonna-
tion: 729-4045, 729-4008, 729-4056
The Emerald Coast Archaeology
Society will hold its regular meeting 1
p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, in the
Education Room of the Indian Mound
Program presented by Michelle
Severino, director, Heritage Museum
of Northwest Florida. No admission
charge: public invited.
The Twin Cities Ministerial
Association will hold a community
Thanksgiving Service 6:30 p.m.,
Sunday, Nov. 22, at First Presbyterian
Church, Niceville, located at the
northeast corner of John Sims
Parkway and Rocky Bayou Drive.
Special speaker will be fonner pastor
First United Methodist Church, Ed
Chandler. All are invited.
'Over the Rainbow' slated
Over the Rainbow, staring pianist
Brian Gurl, singing sensation Judy
Alexander, and their classy, jazzy
four-piece combo, will take place
Sunday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., at the Fort
Walton Beach Civic Auditorium.
Single tickets are $22 in advance
or $25 at the door. Call 362-9356.
Evening of Giving
Two Silver Sands Factory stores
(San Gelato Cafe and Zales) will par-
ticipate in the Evening of Giving with
the "Dig for Diamonds" event 3 p.m.,
Sunday, Nov. 22. Event raises funds
for the Ronald McDonald House.
For a $4 donation per egg, patrons
will have the opportimity to choose an
egg fi11ed with great prizes. Patrons
may win Zales diamond jewelry, vari-
ous gift cards, gift baskets and other
prizes donated by local businesses.
Ronald McDonald makes a special
appearance 4-5:30 p.m.
Evening of Giving tickets are on
sale now at all Vision Bank branches
or by contacting the Ronald
McDonald House Flodida Panhandle
Area Manager, 678-7243 or visiting
email@example.com. The Ronald
McDonald House of Northwest
Florida is a home-away-from-home
for children and families of children
suffering a medical crisis. Sixty-five
percent of the families that used the
House in 2008 were from Okaloosa,
Walton and Bay counties.
The Florida Army National
Guard Interactive Game
Experience Exhibit, featuring
the latest electronic games, is
coming to the Northwest
Florida State College Niceville
campus Friday, Nov. 20, 10
a.m.-6 p.m. The event, free and
open to the public, features
more than 30 of today's most
popular electronic games and
will be set up in the parking lot
outside of the Raiders basket-
The exhibit includes 18
game ports with 26- and 42-
inch HD flat screen monitors
featuring Nintendo, WiiTM
PlayStation3, and Xbox 360TM
game consoles. The exhibit is
co-sponsored by the college's
ROTC unit in conjunction with
an NWFSC basketball toumna-
Players can sign up to partic-
ipate in Tekken 6, Guitar Hero
5 and UFC Undisputed toumna-
ments. Prizes will be awarded
to all winners. The tournament
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