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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: December 2, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Volume ID: VID00081
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By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
Okaloosa County School
District officials are consider-
ing closing an elementary
school in the Twin Cities area
because of declining enroll-
ment. Such an action could


save $1 million a year.
The school board is "in dis-
cussion about remissioning or
realigning some school in the
central zone, and it will not be
a secondary school," said
Superintendent of Schools
Alexis Tibbetts.


The central zone comprises
the Niceville-Valparaiso area,
as well as Eglin Air Force
Base. It contains Hyve public
elementary schools:
Valparaiso, Edge, Plew,
Bluewater, and Eglin.
School Board member


Howard Hill said that if a
school is closed (or "remis-
sioned," in school district parl-
ance), it would likely be either
Valparaiso or Eglin, both small
institutions that have suffered
from declining enrollment in
recent years.


Any closure would take
place after the current school
year.
"Because of their small size,
either Eglin Elementary or
Valparaiso Elementary is on the
chopping block," Hill said.
Please see CLOSURE, page A-4


By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
The annual Community
Christmas Parade, scheduled
for Saturday, will be conducted
exclusively in Niceville this
year, skipping Valparaiso.
Organizers gave three rea-
sons for the omission.
-Reports of a new state
regulation on closing roads for
parade routes.
--oncemns about traffic
hazards in Valparaiso.
--omplaints that the for-
mer route was too lon .
For many years, the annual
parade started in Niceville and
ended in Valparaiso, with a
couple of exceptions when
highway construction made the
Valparaiso segment impractical.


Parade lineup, B-1.
This year's parade will
begin in Niceville at 10 a.m. at
John Sims Parkway and Palm
Boulevard, proceeding west on
John Sims. However, instead
of taking the traditional two-
mile route to John Sims and
Edge Avenue, Valparaiso, the
parade will follow John Sims
westward only as far as Partin
Drive, Niceville. There it will
tumn northeast on Partin, then
north on Palm, disbanding at
the Niceville Softball Complex
off Palm. Approximate dis-
tance: one mile.
Christy Moore, parade chair-
man of the Niceville-Valparaiso
Please see PARADE, page A-5


By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
The Okaloosa County
School District says it doesn't
need to add a day to its sched-
ule to make up for time lost in
the one-day closure of schools
during Tropical Storm Ida last
month.
District employees won't be
docked for the missed day, ofH-
cials said.
Superintendent of Schools
Alexis Tibbetts closed all 37
schools Tuesday, Nov. 10, due
to the approach of the storm.
The closure caused 2,800 dis-
trict employees and 29,000 stu-
dents to miss one day.
On Nov. 13, Tibbetts asked
Florida Education


Commissioner Eric J. Smith
that the missed day be "forgiv-
en." According to the letter,
Tibbetts is confident the
Okaloosa County School Board
can compensate for the missed
day.
"After reviewing school cal-
endars and current instructional
time," said the superintendent
in the letter, "the board can
make up the day using the cur-
rent excess of instructional time
in existing school bell sched-
ules to the extent needed to
ensure that all students will be
provided a minimum of 900
hours of instruction."
State law requires a yearly total
Please see WORKERS, page A-4


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Admission is free.
Friday, 4-9 pam.
The third annual
Hometown Christmas, fea-
turing crafts, food, carolers,
the lighting of the commu-
nity Christmas tree, and
more, will take place at
the Niceville Civic Center
Complex, North Partin
Drive.
Saturday, IO a.m.
Santa is coming to
Niceville in the annual
Christmas parade along
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P ksway
and up


Drive. The theme is "Jump,
Jive and be Jolly."
Saturday, 3 p.m.
The Junior Orchestra,
featuring a group of musi-
cians in grades four
through eight from
Okaloosa, Walton and
Santa Rosa county schools,
will perform classical and
Christmas favorites in Tyler
Hall, Mattie Kelly Fine and
Pe forming Arts Center. It's
free.

More on these and
other events, CALENDAR,
B-3.


Shaun Martin, left, and Curt
Christianson of the Niceville Public
Works Department check the set-
tings on the mechanical Santa at the
Triangle at John Sims Parkway and
State Road 85 North Sunday morn-
ing. Santa sports a University of
Florida flag in recognition of the
school's 37-10 football victory over
Florida State Saturday. Right:
Valparaiso public works employee
Rick Holcomb was busy Monday
hoisting the city's holiday decora-
tions on utility poles along John
Sims Parkway
SBeacon photos
by Kenneth Books and Del Lessard


Shoppers jockey, A-2.
chants offered early-Friday spe-
cials, several said this recession-
ary year has been "flat" or "chal-
lenging." Still, merchants sur-
veyed called Black Friday sales
and traffic good, all things con-
sidered.
In many cases shoppers lined
up for specials on electronics,
durable goods or discounted
restaurant meals for themselves,
not just as gifts. Electronics
seemed to do well most of the
yea although vie gamed b
more practical gadgets like fea-
ture-laden cell phones, inexpen-
sive laptop computers and GPS
navigation s stems.
Please see SIGNS, page A-9


Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson

On to the regional finals!
Niceville High School football fans rejoiced as the Eagles pummeled Fort Walton Beach
Friday, 63-14, to advance to the regional finals Dec. 4 in Tallahassee. The Eagles will take
on Lincoln High School, which they defeated 42-34 earlier in the season. If they win, the
Eagles would need to win two more games to be state champions. Story, B-8.


Beacon photo by Del Lessard
Ch itma shopn wth h r
mo her aon o ing wi Ann
Hrrera, 1, o icevi l, found
her new ride at Alpine Bicycles
in Niceville.


Officials mull a school closure


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for storm day


Signs that shopping


is up to 2008's mark


Retailers find

'Black Friday'

en cou raging

By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
"Starting about 2 a.m. the traf-
hec this morning was all south-
bound," Keith Cash, a toll collec-
tion supervisor at the Mid-Bay
Bridge said Friday.
"It's been real busy," Cash said
abot duhenday kn wn as lckP-
ping days of the year. A standout
Black Friday is said to help many
retailers record their annual bot-
tom line in black ink rather than
re d
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By Stacie Morgan
Beacon Staff Writer
Christmas shopping this year
started earlier than Black
Friday, thanks in part to shop-
pers who don't want to battle
crowds and have chosen to do a
majority of their holiday brows-
ing and purchasing online.
Some of those online shop-
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tioned at Tyndall Air Force


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made products you do most of
your shopping online." Kristin
said she's been an avid online
shopper for about six years
now, though her family's previ-
ous duty station in Scotland
gave her cause to consider actu-
ally going out to the stores a
treat.
Other online shoppers, such
as Kristin's relative, Vicki
Blake, use their computer to
shop because they're not overly
fond of crowds, a preference
that also kept Vicky from get-
ting up at the crack of dawn to


hunt for the one item most
shoppers say is in high demand
this Christmas season--the Zhu
Zhu Pet. The "pets" are a
collection of $8
battery-operat-
ed, mobile
hamsters with
their own world
of slides, wheels
and hideaways,
in addition to a
repertoire of
coos and
chirps.
"My son
has a Zhu Zhu
Pet on his
Christmas list,"
said the Niceville
resident, "but it's Zhu Zhu p
not in his top
three, so I'm not going to worry
too much about it. You can only
buy them in a few different
places. So if I fmnd it fmne, if I
don't, I'm not going to sweat it,"
said Vicky.


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He grinned and added, "I usual-
ly save my shopping for
Christmas Eve when every-
body else is done. But real-
,ly, I have a few football
games on my mind for
today and the weekend,
so I want to get this done
and get home," said the
S Louisiana State fan,
who said he was also
interested in the Alabama
vs. Auburn game as well
as the Florida vs. Florida
State clash. "All I can say is,
thank God for online shop-
ping!"
However, Bill's wife, Julia
Tuttle, was another shopper
who had no desire to get up
before the sun to check off
items on a Christmas list.
"I think we've only done that
one time, and we probably got
all our shopping done on that
one day," Mrs. Tuttle said. "But
today we didn't start until 8:30
(a.m.) and we've worked our


way through a few stores. But it
doesn't seem as wild this year. I
think it's better to go when the
crowds have thinned out," she
said.
No grumpy frowns or frantic
bargain hunters could be
observed on Black Friday, as
holiday buyers smiled pleasant-
ly and dropped bills and coins
into the buckets of Salvation
Army bell ringers.
"I was hitting the stores by 6
a.m.," said Seminole resident
Jane Tracy. "Last year, seemed
like alllIdid was give gift cards
or cash. This year, I don't mind
the shopping. I'm finding the
things I want. I'm more in the
spirit this year."
Pausing to consider the rea-
son for her brighter mood,
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I have just a little bit more in
my pocket this year. It's hard to
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said. She said no decision would
be made until January at the earli-
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Mike Fantaski, principal of
Valparaiso Elementary, said
Monday, "Ever since I've been
here there has always been talk of
closing down this school." He
said any closure would be "Ijust
terrible for a lot of people here, but
I think I'll wait to express my feel-
ings until something is written in
stone."
Christa Parr, president of the


Valparaiso Elementary Parent
Teacher Organization said she too
has often heard "whispers of the
school closing."
"I wouldn't feel good at all
about it," Parr said. "There would
be a lot of people upset, but I know
our numbers have always been an
issue."
Officials said the central zone
has seen dwindling student num-
bers for the past five years.
"Since 2002 the district has
dropped 2,000 students," Hill said
"Of those, 1,300 have been in the
central zone.'.
The decline has been pro-
nounced at Valparaiso Elementary,
where enrollment for the 2005
school year was recorded at 499.
Last year, it was 450, according to
figures supplied by the district.
Currently it is 388, according to
Hill.
Tibbetts said: "I have to make
prudent use of taxpayers' dollars.
We make our decisions based on
data."
In order to make a "realign-
ment" decision, Tibbetts said, the
board looks at all facilities--their


WOSWRK ER
From page A-1

Of 720 hours of classroom time for
students in kindergarten through
third grade, and 900 hours for
thOSe in higher grades. Normally
those hours are spread over 180
days.
Whether or not the storm day is
forgiven by state officials, "there
will be no effect on any employ-
ees' pay," said Mike Foxworthy,
schools personnel chief. "If the
day is forgiven we will pay them
as if they worked that day,"


Beacon photo by Del Lessard
Dismissal time at Valparaiso Elementary School on Monday. The school is being considered for
possible closure due to declining enrollment, according to Okaloosa County School Board mem-
ber Howard H ill.


"


condition, and the population of
each school, in addition to avail-
able dollars.
The closure or "remissioning"
of a school in the central zone has
a "projected savings of $1 mil-
lion," said Hill.
Any time a school closes, said
Tibbetts, "It's the hardest thing a
staff ever does, and I know it's
very emotional for families. But
this district has a finite amount of

Foxworthy said. "If it's not forgiv-
en, they'll have to come to work
another day to make up that day,
but there will be no extra pay."
The school district's annual
payroll is $173 million, including
benefits.
Tibbetts said the decision to
close the schools down was based
on several factors.
"EOC (the Okaloosa County
Emergency Operations Center)
opens our schools as shelters," she
said. "You can't have school in
session and run a shelter at the
same time." The county opened
one school, Davidson Middle


money. In our district we have
been cut by $28 million in the last
three years. The state is telling us
that this session (of the Florida
Legislature next spring) is expect-
ed to be even worse. We're looking
at $1.5 billion--billion not mil-
lion--in cuts across the state.
We're bracing for it. But when you
have five years of declining enroll-
ment you have to make adjust-
ments."

School, Crestview, as a storm
shelter the evening of Nov. 9. It
remained open until the following
morning, sheltering eight evac-
uees.
"It's inappropriate to have
some kids in school, but not oth-
ers," Tibbetts said. "Think about
families that may have children in
elementary, middle and high
school. Do some of their kids go
to school and the others don't,
because one school may be used
as a shelter? And with Eglin clos-
ing down it was just the right thing
to do."
The superintendent of schools


Tibbetts could only speculate
about what might happen to the
displaced students of whatever
school is chosen for closed doors.
"We've tossed around several
ideas," she said. One of them
could possibly be moving ele-
mentary students to L~ewis
Middle School, making that
institution a K-8 school. Lewis
itself is underused due to declin-
ing enrollment.

in Walton County, where schools
also closed because of the storm
Nov. 10, was unavailable for com-
ment. Sonny Nolan, the Walton
district's human resources director
said no matter what the superin-
tendent decided to do about the
recent storm day, paychecks for
all district employees, whether
salaried or hourly, would not be
affected.
"It's a one for all and all for one
kind of deal," Nolan said.
Tibbetts said she did not know
how long it would take the
Department of Education to rule
on her request.


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of no state regulation requir-
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from a parade route. "It's the
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to traffic," states the permit.
"On Partin, lanes going north
to south are to remain open to
traffic as well."
Valparaiso Police Chief Joe
Hart said he never heard from
parade coordinators this year.
"We never received a letter
from the Rotary Club asking
us to apply for the permit,"
Hart said.
Valparaiso Mayor Bruce
Arnold, said he is "very disap-
pointed" that the annual
parade will not go to
Valparaiso this year.
"I don't even understand
the cause," said Arnold, who
nevertheless said he would
participate in the parade, as
usual driving his lovingly
restored 1930 Ford Model A.
Moore said "even if there's
not a new regulation, there are
other issues involved" in the
committee's decision to
exclude Valparaiso from the
parade route this year. Of top-
most concern was "the issue of
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floats in the middle of the road
because Valparaiso had no
safe place for pickup and
dropoff," said Moore.
Arnold did not agree.
"That's not correct," he
said. "The parade has always
disbanded in parking lots in
Valparaiso and we've always
had arrangements with the
police to keep people safe."
Moore gave another reason
for the decision.
"When we didn't have the
parade through Valparaiso in
2007 (due to highway con-
struction)," she said, "we had


community members coming
up to us saying how much bet-
ter the route was. Parents were
happier and so were the bands
because they didn't have to
march as far."
Said Arnold, "I guess now
it will just become the
Niceville Christmas Parade."
However, Moore did not
rule out the possibility that
Valparaiso would again be
able to enjoy the parade in
future years.
"It's something we'll have
to take a look at it after the
first of the year," Moore said.


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Arrests
Angela Dawn Hadden, 31, 500
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Valparaiso, was arrested by sher-
iffs deputies Nov. 13 for contempt
of court.

Gina Renee St. Pierre, 23, of
1707 Osceola Bay Ave., Niceville,
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Casey Lee Nelson, 19, of 209
21st St., Niceville, was arrested by
sheriffs deputies Nov. 20 for crim-
inal mischief, more than $200 but
less than $1,000 damage, that
allegedly occurred Sept. 28.

A 17- ear-old Niceville boy a
student, ws arrested by sheriffs
de uties Nov. 20 for
tarppering/destroying evidence,
being an accessory to anned bur-
glary and providing a false off icial
statement. On July 6 the boy was
allegedly questioned about several
burglarized vehicles in the Indian
Bayou North area of Destin and he
denied any knowledge of firearms
being stolen from a vehicle. Two
days later another individual asked


the Niceville boy to get rid of a
pistol that had been stolen out of
an unlocked vehicle. The boy
allegedly threw the stolen gun--a
9 mm Beretta in a black nylon hol-
ster with an attached extra maga-
zine aff the Mid-Bay Bridge and
into the Choctawatchee Bay.

dT 4, Nicevill bost ao s 1
appear by Niceville police Nov.
22, each charged with four counts
of car burglary. In response to a
call that four suspicious males
were breaking into vehicles in the
area of Woodlow Road, police
stopped four teenage boys walki-
ing north on Juniper Avenue,
about 11:30 p.m. Witnesses to the
alleged car burglaries came to the
scene and identified the four,
although only two of the boys
were actually observed inside the
vehicles. The other two boys, ages
16 and 17, were not charged.
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Huey Leonard Deshazo, 62, of
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Th efts
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The evilleb Fire eptmn responded to the following calls Nov. 20 through
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0 Ohed-; 'IiVehiclec~rash ~ih Extrication\:
O Ille EmergenAI ~Eer~n Call
0 False Alarms 0 HazardousCo on
Location Situation Date Time
E. John Sims Parkway ....................Vehicle accident ...........1 1/20/09..............1 7:44
Redwood and 27th Street ...............Medical.......................1/21/09..............1 8:46
30th Street.....................................Mdcl............1/209......0:4
W. John Sims Parkway ...................Vehicle accident ...........11/22109..............1 7:10
Elderberry Lane ...............................Medical...............12/9.......24
Redwood Avenue ............................Police assist..................11/23/09............40
SR 123 and SR 85N .......................Vehicle accident ...........11/23/09..............07:14
N. Partin Drive..................................Medcl.............12/9.......1:04
Redwood Ave. and SR 20...............Vehicle accident ...........11/23/09..............15:12
Edgewater Drive ..............................Medical................1/23/09..............1 7:00
22nd Street.....................................Mdcl.............12/9.......91
Reeves Street ..................................Medical..............1/23/09..............21 :04
E. John Sims Parkway ....................False call.......................1 1/24/09..............1 7:28
CanlI as Pace a ay ..............Mecdcal 12/9........93
E. John Sims Parkway ....................Mdcalut.........................1 1/25/09..............120:27
27tJh n Stree ............. ......................M edical.....................1/26/09..............1 2:39
S 123t and SR 85N ..........................Ve il a cd n .....11/28/09..............172:28
MulPaty Drive.....................................M edc l.............1/28/09..............21 :23
Scot Roa d ........................... Me ia..........................112 /9.......20
Bas hor 1 a D rive..............................Strctue fcire................11/28/09..............23:39
S. Plm Boule var............. ........ e ia..........................1 1/29/09..............04 :19

Duke Drive .......................................Medc l.............1/29/09..............1 0:40
27th Street...................................... e ia ..............1/29/09..............1 6:30
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thalaown persons) apparently
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pany that wired the money also
told the victims that the so-called
agent had received several "mon-
eygrams" Nov. 18. The couple is
out $3,516, and they have not
received the UTV.
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A Niceville resident fnam the
4200 block of Cougar Circle
reported that unlalown persons)
entered her garage sometime Nov.
12-13 and stole the remote control
keys from the ignition, a tote bag,
:s an ID and a cell phone from a
vehicle parked in the garage. A
Door to the garage had been left
unlocked. The stolen items were
) valued together at $860. *
thalaown persons) entered an
unlocked vehicle parked in the
driveway in the 400 block of
Evans Road, Niceville, sometime
Nov. 11 and stole a car stereo from
~1the dash and two new car stereo
speakers still in the box. The
stolen items were valued at $288.

A Bluewater Bay resident from
the 400 block of Tumnberry Place
reported that on Nov. 17 someone
had taken her bank debit card and
used the card to withdraw approx-
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"Nationally Black Friday is
shaping up to be slightly better
than last year," perhaps by only
1 or 2 percent, said University
of West Florida economist Rick
Harper. Overall, consumers
remain under pressure, he said.
Escaping from the "great
recession," the economy in the
Florida Panhandle is essentially
"flat," Harper said, perhaps as
good as most merchants expect.
Nonetheless, he said it's a good
sign that Northwest Florida's
economy is recovering, even if
slowly. By contrast, South
Florida is still reeling under the
hou sing
market, he
said .
" We re
mor esli e
the nation,"
the econo-
mist said,
buoyed by
government
activity and John Perry
military y
spending in the Panhandle.
Cash, the bridge-toll supervi-
sor, who lives in Valparaiso, said
his wife and two grown children
were up at 2 a.m. themselves to
eat breakfast before heading to
Destin in an attempt to snag a
big flat-screen TV at a hefty dis-
count. When they couldn't find
one to their liking, they headed
for a doorbuster sale in
Crestview.
At Verizon's corporate store
in Bluewater Bay, saleswoman
Susan Lelik said a full-keyboard
laptop for under $30 "got a lot
of calls," several asking "what's
the gimmick?" (It requires a
two-year cell-phone contract.)
"By 9 a.m. the lobby was full,"
she said.
Many Verizon shoppers were
buying Blackberry phones as
part of a "buy one, get one free"
promo. "Most said they were
buying for themselves," said
saleswoman Becky Pace.

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use was also a theme at the
Niceville Sears outlet.
"They were lined up at 4
a.m.," said Roger Beausoleil, a
Sears salesman who reported
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Customers then moved on to
tool specials, he said.
One of those tool shoppers
was Suzie Keithley, of Niceville.
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'oo eagns 1sfor themselves,
for their adult child e."
Propps said business was
about "the same as last year "
How do restaurant owners
stay busy the day after many
people gorged on 3,000-calorie
Thanksgiving Day meals?
Discounts on future meals was
one marketing idea promoted by
a couple of local eateries.
"They're definitely buying
gift cards," said John Perry,
owner of Perry's Legendary
Seafood & Steaks in Palm
Plaza. "People were here at 8
a.m. and were here to buy gift
cards," he said. Ten of them had
spent the limit, $500, on dis-
counted gift cards by the time
the restaurant began serving
food at 11 a.m. Perry said card
buyers included regulars buying


Christmas for retailers this year,
he said.
Six or seven people were
standing in line when Radio
Shack opened its Niceville outlet
at 5:30 a.m. Friday, said Kevin
Halterman, store manager,
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deals on GPS systems and digital
cameras, he
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customer
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for an xBox
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also popular,
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under $500.
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all year at the Niceville store,
Halterman said. "Our sales fig-
ures have been better (than pro-
je tions) 10 of 11 months" in
09, he said.
Not all the Christmas gift buy-
ing Friday was based on door-
buster specials. At Alpine
Bicycles on Howell Road, Anna


Herrera, 14, was picking out a
new bike Friday morning,
although the shop was not run-
ning any sales. Anna's mother,
Sara, said her daughter had out-
grown her current bicycle, and
that both Anna and her brother
Stephen, 12, were getting new
ones for Christmas.
Bayou Book Co. in Niceville
was another local store that did-
n't rely on door-buster specials
for Friday. Owner Carolyn
Chesser said a multi-page flyer
distributed in local newspapers
was a "big success," bringing in
customers who asked to take a
look at some of the books sug-
gested in the flyer, though not at
big discounts.
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amount of customers as last
year--but they are spending
less. "People are going to do
what they want to do," said
Chesser, who said she faces
additional competition from on-
line vendors, as do many mer-
chants.


Verizon saleswoman Susan Lelik with computer on sale.


to save themselves up to 30 per-
cent on future visits, as well as
those purchasing the discount
gift cards for friends and family.
Dean Tucker, of Niceville,
was counting out tens and twen-
ties st'Fan $5 gif han dout
family and friends.
With plenty of guests in town
to celebrate Thanksgiving with
family, Perry predicted a "huge"
turnout of customers last Friday
night. "Everybody's had enough
turkey," he said. People would
be looking for seafood or steak,
he predicted. Having a big play-
off game at Niceville High
School Friday night would only
help.
"Last year's Black Friday was
the best ever for this store," said
Steve Walker general manager
of the Niceville Kmart. "So far
this year we're even with that.
That's good to me," he said late
Friday afternoon.
Electronic items, TVs and
navigation systems were all big
sellers at Kmart, Walker said.


On the other hand, the store had
doubled the number of Wii
video games it sold during last
year's season opener and it still
had a number of unsold units'
despite a drop in the selling

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at 6 a.m. Friday, later than many
stores in Destin and Fort Walton
Beach. "Customers go to Destin
first, then try to get back here
before our five-hour specials
end," said Walker.
Walker said sales throughout
2009 were "flat." Economists,
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co-owner of Daybreak Senior
Services,
was recently
voted onto
the Board of
Directors for
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Adult Day
Services
Association.
She will
Heather Tidwell work to edu-
cate the
community about the benefits of
adult day services and issues
concerning the senior population.
Also elected onto to the board
was Leigh Rice, co-owner,


L nrevElschah a jun-s
rcenldyecrowned Miss Teen

Florida.
Contestants
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several areas,
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from 18 other counties. All con-
testants were required to raise
funds for the Susan G. Komen
Foundation. Lauren also won the
Miss Teen Florida Intemnational
pageant in October. She will rep-
resent Florida in the national
pageant in Chicago in July.
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Randy and Debbie Wise, of
Randy Wise Homes, Inc. recently
earned the Certified Green
Professional (CGP) designation,
identifying them as having
knowledge of the best strategies
for incorporating green building
principles into homes.
CGP program graduates are
required to maintain their desig-
nation by completing 12 hours of
continuing education every three
years, a portion of which pertains
to green building activities.


IlininStry cares for military
The First Baptist Church Niceville Home Front Mlinistry Royal Ambassadors (the boys mis-
sion group) pack "care packages" to be mailed to deployed service members in time for
Christmas. In 2008, the ministry mailed more than 150 packages. From left: Randy Johns,
Robbie Pickler and Tucker Wolfe.


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By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
As of Monday morning, 47
units have applied to march in
Saturday's Niceville Christmas
Parade. The number is expected
to increase as the parade draws
near, according to Christi
Moore of the Niceville Rotary
Club, which sponsors the
parade.
This year, Walt Ruckel, a
member of Rotary for 63 years,
will serve as Grand Marshall.
Six youngsters will serve as
honorary Grand Marshalls,
thanks to the Make-A-Wish
Foundation, which grants wish-
es to severely ill children.
Marines will walk the parade
route as the Toys for Tots float
makes its way through the
streets. They are asking specta-


tors to donate a new unwrapped
toy for a boy or girl.
The parade, whose theme
this year is "Jump, Jive and be
Jolly: A Swinging Christmas on
the Bayou," will form at the
corner of John Sims Parkway
and Palm Boulevard. At 10
a.m., it will march west to
Partin Drive, tumn right, then
turn left at Palm Boulevard
toward the city softball com-
plex, where it will end.
Proceeds from the parade
will benefit Sharing and Caring
and help to finance other Rotary
charitable efforts as well.
Registered to participate in
the parade so far are:
-Accent Signs
--American Legion Post


-Bonita McNamara
-Boy Scout Troop 556 *
brownie & Daisy 553
-Clowns for Christ
-Coldwell Banker United
Realtors
-Crves of Niceville
-Emerald Coast Autism
Center
-Emerald Coast United
--Girl Scout Troop 29
-Helen Back
-Jackson Hewitt Tax
Service
-Krewe of Bowlegs
-Lewis Middle Scchool
Marching Band
--Niceville Cash & Carry
--Niceville Exchange Club
--Niceville Fire Department
--Niceville Valparaiso
Rotary Club President
-Niceville-Valparaiso


Relay for Life
-North Light Marina
--Okaloosa Gas District
--Okaloosa Republican
Party
-One Hour A./C &
Heating
--Playground Corvette Club
-Rocky Bayou Christian
School Marching Band
--Ruckel Middle School
Band
--Twin Cities Hospital
-USCG and USCG
Auxiliary
--Valparaiso Volunteer Fire
Department
-Valparaiso-Niceville Girls
Softball Association
-YummyJerky.com
--City of
Niceville/Niceville City Council
--City of Niceville, Mayor


Randall Wise
--City of Valparaiso, Mayor
Bruce Arnold
--City of Niceville
Recycling
--Eglin Pet Welfare
--Niceville Valparaiso Tea
Party
--Coastal Cabinet Re-facing
--Niceville Assembly of
God
--2009 Mullet Festival
Queens
-Toys for Tots Float
--Amplified Performing
Arts Center
--Okaloosa County Tax
Collector's Office
-ATA Taekwondo
--Okaloosa County Board
of Commissioners
-North Bay Fire
Department


-Beach Community Bank


The Hometown Community
Christmas Festival will be one
day this year, 4-9 p.m., Friday,
Dec. 4, at the Niceville Civic
Center Complex, North Partin
Drive. The festival lights dis-
play will be lit for the remain-
der of December, with displays
lit 6-9 p.m. each evening.
Niceville's official Christmas
tree will be lit at 6 p.m. the
evening of the festival. Other
attractions at the festival are
First Baptist Church's bell
ringers, a craft show in the
Community Center, "slhay
rides" and the Photo Op Room,
with a professional photogra-
pher ready to take pictures of
01 se who want li e pho-ca-


many others. Parents may bring
their own cameras.
Outside games and indoor
craft projects for children will
also be offered. Strolling carol-
ers will fill the air with holiday
melodies and a variety of food
vendors will peddle mouthwa-
tering delights such as cheese-
cake, boiled peanuts, hot dogs
and hot chocolate. New to the
list of food vendors at this
year's festival will be Cranky J's
and Hoot and Howler's
File photo Barbecue.


The lighting of the community
Christmas tree, scheduled for 6
p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, is always a
crowd-pleaser.
a ters such as ahGi grra


Kids' center promotes
Jade Reindl, Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center
volunteer/community events coordinator (top) and Nia
Madrigal raised awareness about the center at this year's
annual Orange Fest. Thousands of local families not only
celebrated Halloween but also found out about local non-
profit organizations.


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Senior Center activities
Valparaiso Senior Center activities
for Dec. 2 -8:
Today, Dec. 2--Wii games, 9:30
a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 3S0cializing
and trivia.
Friday, Dec. 4---Board games,
9:30 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 7--Dominoes,
9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 8-Board games,
9:30 a.m.
Senior center programs are for
people 60 years of age or older.
Meals served at 11 a.m. Donations
are appreciated. Reservations for
meals must be made the day before
by noon. Reservations: Barbara
Harris or Jessie Craft, 833-9291. The
Valparaiso Senior Center is located at
268 Glenview Ave
Sharing Caring needs
Sharing and Caring, 104 Bullock
Blvd., needs these commodities:
-Toothbrushes and toothpaste
--Small containers of laundry
soap
-Bars of soap
--Small bottles of dish detergent
--Diapers
--Feminine
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-One-pound
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flashy but you won't want to miss
"The Geek Lights on the Corner,
every night 6-11 p.m. through New
Year's Day. More than 20,000 com-
puter-controlled, musically orches-
trated Christmas lights will flash in
time to holiday tunes at 201 Antiqua
Way, Niceville. Light shows run every
half hour. Directions: Head east on
John Sims Parkway. Turn right on
Bluewater Boulevard. At the firt stop
sign on the left (AntiquaWay) look for
all the lights. Parking on all neighbor-
hood yards is forbidden.


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Clothes for children
Okaloosa County Head Start, a
local nonprofit organization, is seek-
ing donations of coats, gloves, hats
and new underwear and socks for chil-
dren. The children range in age from 3
to 5 years. Donations may be brought
to the Niceville center at Holy Name
Catholic Church, 1200 Valparaiso
Blvd. Hospice hours of operation for
dropoff are: 8-3:30 p.m., Monday-
Friday.
Trade library fees for cans
The Niceville Library will accept
canned goods and non-perishable


and gender/age gift tags are available
at all county tax offices. More infor-
mation: Santa's Helpers hotline, 609-
3055 or okaloosatax.com.
Christmas at First Baptist
First Baptist Church has several
activities planned for the Christmas
season:
_n"Ordinary Time," a folk music
trio from Vancouver, British
Columbia, 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3.
_n"Christmas Hang-ups," the chil-
dren's choir presentation, 6 p.m.,
Sunday, Dec. 6.
-"The Splendor of Christmas,"
presented by the Worship Arts
Ministry, 3 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec.
13.
--"Blue Christmas," a service of
hope for the hurt-
ing, 6:30 p.m.,
.*Monday, Dec. 21.
--Christmas
'*- Eve Candlelight
SService, 6:30
p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24.
All activities take place at the
church, 622 Bayshore Drive,
Niceville.
Opus One performs
St. Paul Arts Council hosts
Niceville High School's Opus One
Christmas concert, under the direction
of Michael Dye, 7 p.m., Friday, Dec.
4, at the church, 1407 E. John Sims
Parkway. The concert is free.
Eglin tree lighting
The Eglin Chapel will host the
2009 Christmas tree lighting 5:30
p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, at the West Gate
Chapel. As one of Eglin's biggest fam-
ily events, the tree lighting will also
feature caroling, choir performances,
and the arrival of Santa on a fire
engine. Refreshments served follow-
ing. More information: 882-2111.
Christmas festival
Hometown Community Christmas
Festival is 4-9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, at
the Niceville Civic Center Complex,
North Partin Drive. The event features

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ter photos, chil-
dren's crafts and
games, a variety
of food vendors, L~
strolling carolers, "slhay rides," and
Santa's Post Office.
Scouts sell trees
Niceville's Boy Scout Troop 546
will hold its annual Christmas tree sale
Friday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec.
6, in front of the Niceville Police


food items
throu g h
December for
Sharing & Caring
in lieu of fines.
The value of the


canned goods and non-perishable
food items should be close to the
amount of the fine owed.
Go for a bike ride
The Adventure Club will ride
bikes at 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, in
the Bluewater Bay Resort subdivision,
Niceville. Meet at the golf course club
house parking area. Supper after the
ride at a nearby restaurant. Honchos:
Jim and Maria Bayes, 897-6756.
Jazz Ensemble
The Northwest Florida State
College Jazz Ensemble will perform a
free concert, 7:30 p.m., Thursday,
Dec. 3, on the Mainstage of the Mattie
Kelly Fine and Performing Arts
Center, Niceville Campus. Enjoy a
great lineup of jazz favorites. No tick-
et required.
Ninety minutes prior to the start of
the concert, the Mattie Kelly Arts
Center Holzhauer and McIlroy
Galleries will be open for patrons to
view the current exhibition, "Dylan
Collins: Diagrammatic Disarray," and
"Wendy Wischer: In Search of
Magic".
Be a Santa's helper
Tax Collector Chris Hughes and
local United Way agencies have again
teamed up to provide gifts for less for-
tunate area children, with the
Christmas Shoe Box Campaign. Gift
recipients include Sharing and Caring,
Inc. clients and the Boys and Girls
Club of the Emerald Coast. This cam-
paign is not affiliated with Operation
Christmas Child, organized by the
international Samaritan's Purse relief
organization.
Those wishing to participate
should fill a shoe box with small gifts
for youth (boys and girls) ages 2-4, 5-
8, 9-12, and 13-16. Items may include
school supplies, toiletries and toys.
Wrap the box and the lid individually,
place a rubber band around the box
and indicate the sex and age of the
child the box is for. Return it to the tax
collectors office by Dec. 16. Fliers
with instructions, suggested gift items


Collins: Diagrammatic Disarray" and
"Wendy Wischer: In Search of
Magic". Tickets: 729-6000, Monday-
Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Assembly Christmas
Niceville Assembly of God
Church, 108 N. Highway 85, is host-
ing three holiday-time events:
--Will and Crystal Yates New
Nation Music CD Release Concert,
Friday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Varsity Room.
--"Time for Christ," musical
drama presented by the Production
Choir, Sunday, Dec. 6, 9 and 11 a.m..
--"Christmas in Reverse," pre-
sented by the Children's Department,
9 and 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 13.
Coats For Kids drive
To provide a warmer holiday sea-
son for many Okaloosa County chil-
dren, the United Way is sponsoring its
Coats for Kids at Christmas drive
through Dec. 5. Clean, good condition
coats may be dropped off at these
locations: Bank of America (any
branch), BankTrust (any branch),


BB&T (former Colonial Bank, any
branch), BBVA Compass Bank (any
branch), Beach Community Bank
(any branch),
Century Link
( former 1y
Embarq), Coastal
Bank and Trust
(any branch),
mCo venant
Hospice, Eglin Chapel, Eglin Federal
Credit Union (any branch), First City
Bank (any branch), Premier
Community Bank (any branch),
Trustmark Bank (any branch), and
Twin Cities Hospital.
North Light open house
Join the North Light Yacht Club
noon-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, for
food and fun for the whole family at
the Holiday Open House.
Enter to win free boat storage, boat
details, chartered fishing excursions
and more. Activities for kids and
adults of all ages. More information:
Thirdse van Gogh, 678-2350.


Station at 212 N. Partin Drive.
The troop will have 135 Fraser Fir
No. 1 Christmas trees from North
Carolina at the following sizes and
prices: 6 to 7 feet, $45; 7 to 8 feet, $60;
and 8 to 9 feet, $75.
Hours of operation are Friday, 3-9
p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., and
Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. More informa-
tion: Jack Knight, 374-2602.
Madrigals, Belle Voci
The Northwest Florida State
College Madrigal Singers and Belle
Voci will perform "Holiday Delights,"
a Christmas concert, 7:30 p.m.,
Friday, Dec. 4, at Mattie Kelly Fine
and Performing Arts Center at the col-
lege in Niceville, Tyler Recital Hall.
The popular annual event features
gourmet cookies, coffee, and holiday
musical fare for $15.
Ninety minutes prior to the start of
the concert, the Mattie Kelly Arts
Center Holzhauer and McIlroy
Galleries will be open for patrons to
view the current exhibition "Dylan


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J.IZZ it up Thursd~ay
The Northwest Florida State College Jazz Ensemble will perform a free concert, 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Dec. 3, on the Mlainstage of the Mlattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center,
Niceville Campus.






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Bluewater Bay ladies golf
results, Nov. 25, Magnolia/Bay
Course, Criers Tournament. First
flight: first, Jean Lavoie 68; sec-
id Aded rLawrence 70;fthg '
first, Corky Grant 65; second,
Julie Sullivan 72. Low putts: first,
Maryleen Nunn 29; second,
Jean Lavoie 30. Chip-in, Julie
Sullivan.
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HOLIDAY MERCHANTS!
Colorful LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS advertising pages
will be published in the Bay Beacon on December 16 & 23
and in the base newspapers Dec. 18!


Squad wins

top honors

in cheer
The Level 1 US Gold AII Star
Cheer Squad took first place in
its division recently at the Sun
and Spirit Open Nationals com-
petition in Pensacola. The com-
petition features cheerleaders
from throughout the Southeast.
U.S. Gold AII Star Level 2 cheer-
leaders placed second and
Level 4 cheerleaders at U.S.
Gold placed first in their divi-
sions as well.


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Niceville, Valparaiso,
Crestview Little League
baseball and softball regis-
tration will be held 9 a.m.-2
p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, and
Saturday, Jan. 9, at Ruckel
Middle School.
Baseball is broken into
two age categories: 5-12 and
13-16.
Softball is broken into
three categories: T-
ball/coach-pitch, 5-6; fast-
pitch softball, 7-12; and
Teen League Softball, 13-


16.
All players, including
those returning, must pres-
ent a birth certificate and
three proofs of residency.
Players will be sized for uni-
forms at registration.
Those interested in man-
aging or coaching should
sign up at the first registra-
tion date, Dec 5. Umpire
volunteers can attend regis-
tration or e-mail
umpire @nv11b.org.
More info: nv11b.org.


Falcon runners excel
Lewis Cross Country runners excelled at the recent coun-
ty meet held at Ruckel. Thomas Howell, right, took first
place and broke the record for county meets at that course
and Nick Mlorken, left, came in seventh. Thomas came in
first place at the Destin Invitational while Nick came in
10th. Thomas also took first place in the Northwest Florida
Panhandle Cross Country meet held in Mlarianna, Oct. 24,
with a time of 10:54:56.


U12 girls

take trophy
The PAL Soccer U12 girls team,
sponsored by Tetra Tech, completed
an undefeated season,y becoming
tournament champions Nov. 14.
Team members are, from left: front,
Jordan Mleredith, Delanie Bomar,
Candace Mletcalfe and Sammy Burke;
mide RHhopdeeus kg lKaitlyn Tia er
Lainee Ely; back, coach Mlichael
Bomar, Courtney Bradley, Lauren
Sheffield and coach Kevin Mletcalfe.


November 2009 BWBMGA
Presidents' Cup Tournament, 18
1oes Sblefrd s Bri eF rt
Low net: first, Bill McPherson
43; second, Paul Hederi 42; third,
Scott Hornburg 40. Second
flight: low gross, Raimund
Herden 29. Low net: first, Alan
Meldrum 41; second, Jim
Glaess 39; third, Jim
Mussellman 38. Third fight: low
gross, John Bosworth 25. Low
net: first, Randy Williams 39;
second, Chris Distelzweig 38;
third, Keith Seago 37. Fourth
flight: low gross, Larry Stanley
20. Low net: first, Rick Derek 37;
second, Doug Burgess 35; third,
Jerome Barnes 34.


SUPPORT WORLD WAR II VETS'

HONORoFLIGHT


THE NATIONAL M/EM/ORIAL IN WASHINGTON D.C.



They were called


They
Served

grteue 1r

Sponsored by.
Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club
for Emerald Coast Honor Flight


Time is running out to support this great program honoring our World
War II veterans. Emerald C~oast Honor Flight not only pays all expenses for
the one-day round-trip journey to D.C~., it provides qualified escorts and an
itinerary full of meaning for men and women who answered the call almost
seventy year ago. Vets share their memories with others and experience the
love and respect of at least two living generations who came after them, up
close and personal. Your donation will help send more of our honorees (over
400 so far) on this migration in gratitude.
Please send your tax-deductible donation payable to K~iwanis to:
Niceville -Valparaiso K~iwanis C~lub
P.O. Box 1012
Niceville FL 32578-1012
with a note that it is for Honor Flight.

For a donation of $25 or more, Kiiwanis provides a gift T-shirt bearing the screen copied above
in grey or white, M, L, or XL. To make T-shirt requests, call 678-3018.


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Registration set

for Little League


U8 girls

take first

in tourney
The PAL Soccer U8 Girls Tetra
Tech Gators became tourna-
ment champions Nov. 14. Team
members include, from left.
front, Adelyn Jetton, Allie
Dekkinga and Jackie Dunn,
Lana Sorenson; middle,
Georgia Bomar, Emilie Potter,
Tavey Edelman, Lauren Nix and
Mcbheael domr an atcoaddhes


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Air Force Airman Trenton R.
Foxhall graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio.
Airmen who complete basic
training eamn four credits toward
an associate in applied science
degree through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Foxhall is the son of Laurie
Eller of S. Cedar Ave., Niceville.
He is a 2009 graduate of
Niceville High School.

Charles G. Bird has graduat-
ed from the Army ROTC
(Reserve Onfcer Training Corps)
Leader Development and
Assessment Course, also known
as "Operation Warrior Forge," at
Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.
The 32 days of training pro-


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sT. JUDE's EPISCOPAL CHURCH
SudyServices
Holy Eucharist 8l a.m. SC 10:30 a.m.
Christian Education 9:15 a.m.
,ensa
Men's Breakfast 6:45 a.m.
Sewing Guild 9:00 a.m.
Chapel Service 11:00 a.m.
Fellowship Dinner 5:15 p.m.
Adult, Youth 8c Children's Classes 6:00 p.m.
678-7013 200 N. Partin Drive, Niceville
(across from Ruckel Middle School) www.stjudes.us info@stjudes.us


St. Paul Lutheran
1407 E. John Sims Parkway 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com


8:00 a.m. -- 9:10 a~m. -- 11:00 a.m. -"-
Sundazy School 10:10 a~m.
Wednesday Advent Service 7:00 p.m.


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


Pastor: C'hris Phillips (Graduate of the Master's Seminary)




NEw LIFE CHRISTIAN 1 INISTRIES
130 N. PARTIN DR., NICEVILLE
CHURCH OFFICE (850) 729-0733

Sunday Momning Bible Study 9:30 a.m.
i1 Sunday Momning Worship 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Bish h and Mr.
Bfs~idfBT.P. Johnsg Sr, Squiqr Pator
www.thisi lifborg ,rg'L~l;r"
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Matt 28:19


Anglican Church of The Resurrection
"Reaching ourt with the Transforming
Love offesurs Christ"
The Rev. Fr. Gregory Mashburn, Rector
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CHURCH
Sunday Momning Services
7:45 Holy Communion
10:00 Family Communion Service
Min isre proyid dfor cildren,
Wednesday Night Student Ministry
6:30-8:00 "Encounter" W
(6th-12th grade)

KD ne~r te c~h~in mu ic & surprises
(6 weeks-5th grade)
250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin
Church Office: 850-837-6324
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vide professional training and
evaluation for all cadets in the
aspects of military life, adminis-
tration and logistical support.
Although continued military
training and leadership develop-
ment is included in the curricu-
lum, the primary focus of the
course is to develop and evaluate
each cadet's onfcer potential as a
leader by exercising the cadet's
intelligence, common sense, inge-
nuity and physical stamina. The
cadet command assesses each
cadet's performance and progress
in onfcer traits, qualities and pro-
fessionalism while attending the
course
Cadets in their junior and sen-
ior year of college must complete
the leadership development
course.
Bird is the son of David F. Bird
of Klondike Place, Castle Rock,
Colo., and Mary R. Conklin of
Lancaster Drive, Niceville.
He is a 2006 graduate of
Niceville High School.


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San day C C
622 Bayshore Drive
678-4621
www.fbeniceville.orgr


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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IN NO RT HAMERICA


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Destin

honors its

best citizens
Ten Destin Mliddle School sixth
grade students were honored
Nov. 19 for their exceptional citi-
zenship for the first quarter grad-
ing period. Principal Diane Kelley
presented awards to each student
and commended them for their
daily display of citizenship in all
classes throughout the nine
Mees h rsom ,l t: Lf ant, Slad
Cohen, Jamie Barnes and Kira
Mlorrison; back, Perry Riddle,
band director, Kelley, Shawn Lin,
Mlatson Goodman, Mleredith
Rowe, Hannah Shoults, Cheryl
Noah, team leader and Dennis
Samac, assistant principal.


EFCU

helps

to bring

Wall here
Sherry Harlow, marketing
d irecto r, Eglin Federal
Credit Union, left, presents
$2,000 to Mlichelle
Severino, executive direc-
tor, Heritage Mluseum of
Northwest Florida, in sup-
port of the opening cere-
meo ras rem rialV tnaltm
be hosted by the museum
June 2010.


Valp. yard of the month
The Valparaiso Garden Club has chosen Mlarsha and Ralph Calhoun's home, 271 South
Bayshore Drive, as the December Yard of the Mlonth.


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Jo0rs us 9:00 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 ar.m. Worship


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Nolan F. Stanley
Nolan Franklin Stanley of
Niceville, Fla., passed from this
life on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009,
after suffering the effects of
Parkinson's disease for many
years. He was the firstborn son
of Frank and Rosa Tomlinson of
McClenny (Baker County), Fla.
After his father was killed in an
auto accident, his mother mar-
ried John Stanley, and they lived
for many years in Jacksonville.
After high school graduation,
Nolan enlisted in the USMC and
went to war for our country 's
defense. He later enlisted in the
UAF and cas eoEghin AFBa

Marksmanship and Ground
Safety Instructor. After his
retirement from the USAF, he
went to work for the Florida
Department of Corrections and
retired as he began the journey


Sponsoring the Wall
Steve Czonstka, treasurer of the Eglin Chapter of the Air Force
Association, presents a check for $2,500 to Michelle Severino,
executive director of the Heritage Museum of Northwest
Florida. The check will help sponsor the Traveling Vietnam
Veterans Memorial and Museum which will visit the C.H. "Bull"
Rigdon Fairgrounds, Fort Walton Beach, June 16-20.


www.baywalk2.com

Bluewater Bay Magnolia Plantation All Brick
home located in the Gated Community of
Magnolia Plantation in Mediterranean Village.
Custom Built Home, 9' Ceilings, Corner Lot Many
upgrades. Zero Lot line. 1756 Sq. Ft. $236,000.

Citadel Lane Iron Gate S/D Crestview, 4/2. Built
2006. All Brick home. Like new. Elementary and
Middle School is within walking distance and will
be open Fall of 09. Short drive to Duke Fld. and
Eg3 n SqFB.Mn upgrades throughout home.

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

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

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

BLUEWATER BAY Providence Way. 3/2. Large
great room with stone fireplace and 24x10 Florida
Room. Oversized garage, sprinkler system, tile in
all wet areas and Florida Room. Home has been
well cared for. HAP Lender approval required.
$29,00

Professional Office Space for lease Courtyard
Plaza located in BWB next to CVS has Office
space available. 1,500 Square feet, 2,300 Square
feet, 1,875 Square feet or 6,000 Square feet.
$13.00 per square plus Cam & Sales Tax.
NEED SOMEONE TO WORK THROUGH YOUR
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RENTALS AVAILABLE FROM AS LOW $430-
$2,200- Niceville, Valparaiso, Crestview, Ft.
Walton and Destin.

SAVE THE SUBSTATION $3,500 to go. Please
make donations to Save the Substation at Coastal
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The more you tell,
the more you sell!
Call the Beacon Newspapers at
678-1080 to place your ad today!




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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
2/2 w/ loft: $1,000/mo. 50% OF F 1st
Month's Rent w/ 12 month lease
GARDEN OAKS
1/1: $750/mo. includes water
BLUEWATER BAY
3/2 w/ Bonus Room: $1,200/mo.
4/2.5: $1,600/mo.
3/2: $1,100/mo.
RENTAL INCENTIVES
201 Marquette, 2/1: $625/mo.
50% OFF 1st mo. rent
1712 25th St., 2/1: $700/mo.


Toyota Camry LE
Sedan. 1994. Auto/ A/C.
85,000 mi. One owner.
Metallic emerald green.
$3,250. Call: 897-3954
07 Mazda 3, 23k miles,
manual trans, 764-0500.


One Bedroom with all
utilities plus cable $500
per month with security
1 t31.t678-5953 or


3 year old, 3 BR/2 BA,
ge~at I caion. Mus sel
3444. Must See! Rent
to own?


20+ Xbox/Xbox 360
games -$15-20 each.
Nintendo 64 Game
System & games.
Nintendo Game Cube
& Games. 902-1415.
Flatbed Trailer/ Equipt.
Hauler: Like new, 18=
long, 7' wide, 2ea 8K Ib
H ax es, nrve-on
saem s and D vetail.rnA
939-6780
Rims aluminum 18" x
6"wwirth s Lgs Fo
Truck F150 have the
center caps set 0f4
585-0632


Cascio CTK-573 elec-
tronic keyboard with
numerous features.
Includes keyboard
stand and stool $175
Call 217-7593
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the Beacon
Looking for a home or a
vehicle? Check the
classified ads every
Wednesday. Beacon
New paers, Niceville.
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Allie Stanley; four sons, Nolan
Stanley Jr. (wife Lou), Joel
Stanley (flancee Lisa Riffle),
Rev. Daryll Stanley (wife
Ellen), Shawn Stanley; and one
daughter, Laurie Collars (hus-
band Ken).
The family requests that con-
tributions be made to National
Parkinson's Foundation, 1501
N. W. 9th Ave., Miami, FL
33136-1494.
We believe Nolan's final wish
would be that people would
know the Lord as he does so
they can receive all God's bless-
ings in this life and that to come.
We want to express thanks to
the loving caregivers at
Carington Manor of Crestview,
Dr. Thli-lk I. and the North
Ok loosa MledicaliCenter for all

for so many years.
Services for Nolan were con-
ducted on Saturday, Nov. 28, at
Russell Baptist Church, Russell,
Fla., with burial at the family
cemetery close by.


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Nolan F. Stanley
through Parkinson's disease.
During his working years, he
received many medals and
awards, including the Purple
Heart for wounds he received
with the USMC. Nolan was a
devout Christian and an active
member of Rosemont Baptist
bCehurch ono iNi itltl until he
He was pre-deceased by son
Kyle Mark Stanley, grandson
CW3 David Stanley U.S. Army,
and his parents.
He is survived by: his
teenage sweetheart and wife,


The former Lauren Beth Corder
and Kyle Aston Sineath.
Corder-Sineath
The Rev. Larry and Brenda
Corder, formerly of Niceville
aneounce the marriahe of thelie
Aston Sineath
They were married on Oct
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Eagles storm into regional final game

P Face Lincoln for chance to play in state tournament


Garrett Fletcher who scored the
final two touchdowns of the
night after a 62-yard touchdown
by Finch early in the third. The
fourth quarter allowed playing
time for many of Niceville's tal-
ented non-stanters. The Eagles
Finished the night with more
than 400 yards rushing and
allowed only 28 rushing yards.
It was the third matchup
between the Eagles and Vikings,
and it was the third and centain-
ly most important post-season
win for Nicevinle.
Did it feel like a playoff
game? "For the first half,"
McDorman said.
Coach John Hicks agreed.
"Yes, the atmosphere, the
crowd, it was a great environ-
ment, a great last home game for
our seniors," he said. He added,
"I think they wanted to go out
with a bang, and they did."
The Eagles, now just two
wins away from a spot in the
state championship, will travel
to Tallahassee this Friday to face
off against Lincoln high school
in the regional Final. Niceville
defeated Lincoln early in the
season, 42-34.


R/Ore Sports
on page B-4


Page B-8


Wednesday, December 2, 2009


By Sarah Clauson
Beacon Correspond'ent
The Niceville Eagles had no
trouble defeating the Fort
Walton Beach Vikings last
Friday, 63-14, in the Regional
semi-final before a stadium
packed tight with fans bundled
up in both maroon and red,
eager to see how the game
would unfold. The Vikings
earned their spot in the game
after an overtime upset against
Pine Forest.
The Eagles put the first
points on the board with a pass
from quarterback Kyle
McDorman to Kody Williams
just a couple of minutes into the
game.
The Vikings received the ball
and were given their first chance
to make a statement against the
No. 1 ranked team in the state,
but the Eagles' defense made a
statement of their own. The
Vikings failed on a fourth down
conversion attempt and gave the
ball back to the Eagles on their
own 36-yard line. A handoff to
Roy Finch put another touch-
down on the board, and, just like
that, the Eagles began to claim
the game within the first five
minutes.
The defense continued to
prove that it deserves just as
much credit as the ever-consis-


tent offense. Tight end/1ine-
backer Stefano Schutte batted
down a Viking pass, which led to
a forced punt and another oppor-
tunity for the Eagle offense.
As it has done all year, the
offense quickly took advantage
of the possession. After moving
the ball into Viking territory,
Schutte got his hands on the ball
again, this time with a touch-
down completion from


another Fort Walton Beach
upset, that concern was now
gone. The domination continued
with an interception by Eagle
kicker and wide receiver Tanner
Hansen, leading to a Finch
touchdown to drive the score up
to 35-0.
The Vikings did not have the
ball long, thanks to a fumble
recovery by defensive line-
backer Allen Hall, whose play


7I think (the Niceville senior players) want-
ed to go out with a bang, and they did.
-Heaad coach John Hicks


McDorman with a minute left in
the quarter.
Again the defense stepped up
to the plate and held the Vikings
off. Daniel Spencer, Charles
Phillips, and Greg Norrell all led
the defense in plays that ended
in yards lost for the Vikings.
Halfway through the second
quarter Roy Finch electrified the
crowd with a 75-yard punt
return touchdown, breaking
tackles from one side of the field
to the other as he made it into
the endzone, 28-0
If there had been any concem
that the Eagles might suffer


poised the offense for another
touchdown by running back
Garrett Fletcher.
With the Eagles enjoying a
42-point lead, the Vikings final-
ly made something happen ral-
lying during the last minute of
the quarter to score their only
two touchdowns of the night.
After the first, they recovered
their own onside kick and com-
pleted a couple of deep passes to
bring the score to 42-14.
The standout players of the
second half were Daniel
Spencer, who led the defense in
two quarterback sacks, and


Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson
Roy Finch electrifies the huge crowd at Friday's game with a
75-yard punt return for a touchdown. The Eagles crushed the
Vikings, 63-14.


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Saturday's ESPN College
GameDay preview show will
include an opportunity to see
how one family turned tragedy
into opportunity and examine
the unique relationship between
Niceville's Taylor Haugen
Foundation and Florida's
Heisman Trophy-winning quar-
terback Tim Tebow.
ESPN correspondent Tom
Rinaldi noticed Tebow wearing
a "Don't Quit--Never Give Up"
wristband during an interview
following the concussion Tebow
received during the Kentucky
game on Sept. 26. The wrist-
band was created by the founda-
tion to honor Taylor's personal
mantra and his determination
for giving everything 100 per-
cent.
The special segment high-
lights the work of the founcda-
tion and discusses the tragedy
which inspired its creation.
Taylor died on Aug. 30, 2008,
from injuries sustained in a
football game between
Niceville and Fort Walton
Beach high schools. The Taylor
Haugen Foundation provides
support and recognition to faith-


February 2009. The Trophy is
given by the Taylor Haugen
Foundation in partnership with
All Sports Association, Inc. The
trophy recognizes a student ath-
lete who excels academically,
shows dedication to his or her
sport and team, and demon-
strates commitment to his or her
faith and community through
volunteerism and overall leader-
ship. Most importantly, The
Taylor Haugen Trophy recog-
nizes a student athlete who
embodies Taylor's personal
mantra: "Don't Quit--Never
Give Up!"
"Tim Tebow is a true ambas-
sador for the Taylor Haugen
Foundation," said Brian
Haugen, Taylor's father and
president of the Taylor Haugen
Foundation. "Like Taylor, his
life is focused on devotion to
faith, family, and community.
We were so pleased that he was
able to present the inaugural
Taylor Haugen Trophy and that
he wears the wristband in honor
of our extraordinary son and we
are thankful that ESPN selected
T's story to share with the
nation."


Taylor Haugen
based, athletic students and
community organizations
through awards, scholarships
and funding.
Tebow, along with Taylor's
parents Brian and Kathy
Haugen, co-presented the inau-
gural Taylor Haugen Trophy in


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tops Knights
Rocky Bayou Christian School soph-
omore Jared Porrato clears the ball
during Saturday's soccer game with
Crestview. The young Knights team
Iost the game, 6-1.
Beacon photo
by Norman Wolf


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ESPN slates segment


on Haugene Foundation




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