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Publication Date: December 16, 2009
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By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
The excitement among
Niceville High School students
and alumni is almost tangible as
the Eagles head to Orlando to
take on Dwyer-Palm Beach
Gardens Saturday for the 4A
state championship.
"I'm very excited about it,"
said Dawn Crum, a Class of
1983 graduate. "My son, Colby,
was on the 2005 team."
That team was the last to
make it to the state tournament,
falling to Lakeland in the semi-
finals, 28-21, in a heartbreaking
overtime game at home.
"We're extremely excited and
hope they take it all the way,"






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Enjoy a Christmas con-
cert as the Gulf Coast
Harp Ensemble performs
yuletide favorites on six
har s at the First United
Methodist Church of
Niceville. Free.
Saturday. noon
Speaking of harps, local
h rpist Samantha Homnusc
at Bayou Book Co.,
Niceville. Bring a donation
to Sharing and Caring.
Saturday, 4 p.m.
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The Niceville High
School NaGISA will hold
an opera and holiday con-
cert at the school auditori-
um to raise money for a
trip to the Red Sea. Tickets
are $10. Call 833-4114.
Monday, 6:30 pam.
First Baptist Church of
Niceville will present "Blue
Christmas," a free service
of hope for the hurting.

More on these and
other events, CALENDAR
B-2 '


Photo by Amy Meyer
The Niceville Eagles charged through their team banner as the state Division 4A semifinal playoff game began Friday. Niceville won, 34-20, and will take on
the Dwyer High School Panthers Saturday at noon for the state championship. Story, B-4.


Niceville to face Dwyer Saturday in Orlando for 4A state title


Crum said. "Niceville is going
to whup them. Go Eagles!"
The last time Niceville won
a state football championship
was in 1988, when it defeated
Bradenton, 48-14, for the
Division 4A title.
One of the players on the
1988 team, then-sophomore
starting defensive end Grant
Meyer, is now not only a
Niceville High School assistant
principal, but also president of
the Touchdown Club.
As such, he and his wife,
Amy, have attended every game
this year. Their son, Hayden, is
the starting safety.
"Most of the time I drive
myself," Meyer said. "The miles


are addingu.Btisben

season."
Those who don't want to
drive can reserve a seat on the
spirit bus, a 55-seat Gulf Coast
Tours bus. Tickets cost $60, but
don't include the price of the

Inquiring Photographer, A-6,
last Friday's game, B-4.

ticket ($10) or food.
Tickets for the game in
Orlando's Citrus Bowl can be
obtained from the school.
Charlotte Parker, a worker in
the attendance onfce who coor-
dinates the buses, said the
Flonida High School Athletic


Association ovemighted 1,500
tickets to the school.
Right now, Parker said, just
one bus has been chartered. "I'm
working on the first one," she
said. "If there's a decent
response today (Mlonday) or a
good response, I'll work on a
second one."
In addition, many students
are taking advantage of char-
tered busing to Orlando, said
Lynn Prevatte, an English and
leadership teacher who is coor-
dinating the student spirit bus
schedule.
"This is the sixth game that
we've had spirit buses, so many
of our kids are veterans,"
Prevatte said. "We'll have at


least three buses going to state,
which will be at least 150 kids.
We know there will be many
more who will be put on a wait-
ing list."
The student spirit bus trip
costs $40.
Another bus will accommo-
date the band, while the cheer-
leaders have arranged to travel
to Orlando in avan. The
Valparaiso City Commission
Monday agreed to donate $1,000
toward chanter buses for NHS
band members. The buses cost
$3,000 each.
The NHS Band Boosters are
seeking donations to defray costs
Please see EAGLES, page A-2


of only 14.65 percent (about
$131,068) was reported used in
charitable causes.
An affliate, the Disabled
Pole Offcers Counseing
Center (DPOCC), averaged
spending of $594,408, of which
only 14.75 percent (about $87,
675) was reported used for
charitable causes, according to
Kroger.
"In the middle of a recession,
it is more important than ever
Please see SLAMMNED, page A-2


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Two organizations based in
Niceville were branded last
week by Oregon's top law-
enforcement onfcer as among
that state's "20 worst charities."
According to a statement by
Oregon Attomney General John
Kroger, the Disabled Police
Offcers of America (DPOA)
had average annual expendi-
tures of $894,660 for the past
three years, of which an average



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By Kenneth Books
Beacon Staff Writer
A new book by two
Niceville authors details the
steps they say Sarah Palin, the
former Alaska governor and
Republican
detavice prest- J~

candidate, -
should take
to become
president. *
"It's not '
an advice 4
book," said
David L. I
Goetsch, Archie P. Jones
60, a vice president of
Northwest Florida State
College of the book, "Palin


Entranc Offie thed Disab ed

and an affiliated organization
on Government Avenue,
Niceville.

Beacon photo


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspond'ent
Members of the board of
directors of the Bluewater Bay
Municipal Services Benefit Unit
(MISBU) spent a rainy Sunday
afternoon stringing lights and
putting up holiday decorations
at each of the entrances to


Bluewater Bay. Some family
members of the board also took
part in the project, which saved
money that might have been
spent hiring contractors to do
the decorating, and it also
appeared to be a fun afternoon
for the participants.
Please see DECOR, page A-5


Beacon photo by Kenneth Books
David L. Goetsch looks over the book he and Archie P. Jones
wrote, 'Palin Nation.'


Nation." "My publisher (White
Hall Press,
White Hall,
W.Va.)
wanted a
political
science
perspective
on what is
the source
of her
grassroots
appeal and Sarah Palin


what to do to translate that into
a presidential victory."
Jay Taylor, a representative
of White Hall Press, said the
book is designed to answer
questions the American public
has about Palin.
"There were a lot of people
curious about Sarah Palin and
what she's been doing for our
country and the great values
she's been expressing," Taylor
Please see PALIN, page A-3


Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
string Christmas lights at a


Doug Burgess and Pat Jernigan
Bluewater Bay entrance Sunday.


Jan. 19


hearing


set on


school


closure

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
During meetings held in
recent days, Okaloosa School
Board members heard briefings
from staff members as well as
input from parents and others
interested in a proposal to close
Valparaiso's only elementary
school to cut costs.
A public hearing on the pro-
posal is also scheduled, for 6
p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the
school board chamber on
Lowery Place in Fort Walton
Beach.
The school board is con-
cemned about declining enroll-
scola end wa oldl week
that the most enfcient way to cut
operating costs and consolidate
students would be to close
Valparaiso Elementary School in
June 2010 and send its 390 stu-
dents to Lewis Middle School,
also in Valparaiso, making it a
combined kinderganten through
eighth grade school.
During a school board meet-
ing held Thursday in Fort Walton
Beach, school board chief infor-
mation offcer J.C. Connor
showed slides and briefed board
members on enrollment trends of
recent years. He said enrollment
is down at most Okaloosa
schools, including those in the
Niceville-Valparaiso area and at
Eglin Air Force Base.
Connor said closing Eglin
Please see CLOSURE, page A-4


Fervor mounts as Eagles chase crown


2 Niceville charities slammed


Bluewater gets


Christmas decor







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to take the spirit bus to Orlando
are sophomore Summer Dawson,
juniors Daniel Martin and Juliet
Blackmon, and senior Jemila
Stanley.
What's the attraction?
"Just being with your friends
and not being bored," Dawson
said.
"The bus is kind of like a com-
munity," Blaclanon added. "It's
just a big bonding experience."
Part of the fun is entering an
opposing stadium en masse, mak-
ing lots of noise and trying to
intimidate the other team and its
fans, Martin said. "Showing up for
the game with all the kids from
school is an experience," he said.
They get up for the game by
settling down.
"They tell you to sleep in Birst
so you can cheer your heart out,"
Blackmon said. Added Dawson,
"Our voices are gone."


Naturally, all four expect the
Eagles to come out on top.
"I think it'll be hard, but it's
possible to win," said Stanley.
"It'll come down to our
defense," Martin said. Dawson
added, in the state semifinal game
against Edgewater, won by the
Eagles 34-20, "They really
stepped up."
The excitement isn't limited to
the students and administration.
The streets of the Twin Cities are
abuzz with gridiron talk. There's a
Super Bowl-type atmosphere at
hand.
"It'll be a great game," said
Charles Henry, Class of 1977. "I
think Niceville is going to win.
They've got it in their hearts."
One lament: "I wish the team
could have their Danny's Fried
Chicken," Henry added, referring
to the traditional pre-game meal.
Of course, many people plan to


and it really brought a sense of
school pride to everyone in the
school," Meyer said. "It's not just
the football team. It's been a great
season."
nYou can just feel the pride
coming off everybody."
Prevatte agreed.
"We're very excited to be part
of this. We want kids to have this
memory and let the team know
how much we appreciate what this
has done for the communityy" she
said. "The spirit at Niceville is at
an all-time high."
Meyer hopes the team gets as
much out of its 2009 experience as
he did in 1988.
"At the time I didn't realize
what we were experiencing," he
said. "It wasn't until later that
those memories became some-
thing to cherish. Seeing this team
go through the same thing is very
neat."


Showing their
football form are
from left: rear,
Niceville High
School sopho-
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Stanley; junior
Daniel Martin
and junior Juliet
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the sign," she said, referring to the
sign inside the Eagles' stadium
listing district, regional and state
championships.
While winning the champi-
onship would be icing on the cake,
one aspect of the Eagles' success
thus far has been the uncondition-
al support the community has
offered the players.
"With winning this year, there's
been a lot of community support


EAGLES
From page A-1
of sending the band. Each student
is responsible for paying $130.
Tax-deductible donations can be
dropped off at the school onfce.
The team will leave Niceville
High School for Orlando between
6:45 and 7 a.m. Friday. The
Touchdown Club has expressed
the hope that people will come out
in droves to see the players off.
One of the aspects of the play-
off season that has been a source
of frequent colmnent is the num-
ber of Niceville fans who attend
games far from home. It was said
by mny hatEagles fans outnum-
bered those of Lincoln in
Lincoln's home hield in
Tallahassee. The Eagles defeated
Lincoln, 45-31 to win the regional
title.
Four of the students who plan


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watch Saturday's game at home.
Niceville High School said the
game would be telecast live on
local Cox Colmnunications chan-
nel 43 at noon local time. Audio of
the game will also be broadcast on
100.3 FM or online at
Thenewfishradio.com.
Ashley Jinks, Class of 2008,
said a victory would have an
esthetic result as well.
"It's about time they changed


Although many charities do great
work, some are little more than
Seams with good-sounding names
but that do little to actually help
the people they claim to support."
Terry K. Morrison, of
Niceville, founder and president
of both the DPOA and the
DPOCC, said Friday that he was
unaware of Kroger's findings, but


that he was not very surprised.
"With any small charity like we
are," Morrison said, telemarketing
by outside firms specializing in
the business is often the only way
to raise funds. "Which is a terrible
way," he added. Such telemar-
keters, Morrison said, often keep
75 to 90 percent of donations as
fees.


The two charities are based in
the same office, at 222-C
Government Ave., Niceville,
according to their federal income-
tax returns, which, because they
are filed by tax-exempt organiza-
tions, are public infonnation.
The Oregon offcial's figures
were based on a three-year aver-
age of operations for 2006 through
2008, according to Tony Green, a
Kroger spokesperson. "We have
not alleged any law violations by
Disabled Police Officers of
America or the Disabled Police
Officers Counseling Center,"
Green stated. The attorney gener-
al took no legal action against the
charities.
In tax filings with the Intemnal
Revenue Service for 2008,
Morrison stated that DPOA
received donations and grants of
more than $951,000 for the year,
of which $905,877 was expended
for professional fundraising fees.
Other DPOA expenditures includ-
ed $63,905 for salaries, other com-
pensation and employee benefits,
while $87,117 in expenditures
were listed as "other expenses,"
resulting in a deficit of about
$105,000o.
Meantime, the 2008 tax retum
for DPOCC showed that organiza-
tion received contributions and
grants totaling more than
$562,134 for the year, while more
than $475,000 was spent on pro-
fessional fundraising. Salaries,
other compensation and employee
benefits totaled $48,668 for 2008,
with $30,756 spent on other
expenses, leaving less than


$8,000.
Terry Morrison was listed as
president of both the DPOA and
the DPOCC, according to tax i1-
ings. Lomna Morrison is listed as
the only other paid onfcer of both
organizations. The Morrisons
were the only paid onfcers of both
charities, according to tax records
for the past three years.
Terry Morrison said he is a
retired police officer who fonner-
ly worked for park police in
Washington, D.C. He said he
moved to Niceville in 1995. He
told the Beacon he started the
DPOCC in 1992, and the DPOA
in 1998.
The DPOA says it provides
financial assistance to retired
police officers, with disabled ones
getting preference. He said about
90 percent of the grants it gives are
for about $1,000, and are renew-
able. On Friday, he said one grant
had just been completed to a help
a retired officer in Sanford pay an
$856 electric bill.
Retired officers typically fmnd
the DPOA online by "Googling,"
Morrison said. Last year, he said,
it donated $1,000 to a trust fund
set up for slain Okaloosa County
sheriffs deputy Anthony
Forgione, Morrison said.
The other Niceville-based
organization headed by Morrison,
the DPOCC, does not give away
money but rather provides tele-
phone counseling to retired police
officers troubled by depression or
other issues, he said. Morrison
said he has a master's degree in
counseling and psychology. He


said other DPOCC counselors are
also trained in mental health
Shields.
Morrison said the two organi-
zations have begun switching to
direct mail appeals so that they
won't have to rely on costly tele-
marketers. He said direct mail
often takes a couple of years to
become "profitable" and his
organizations are just beginning to
become profitable.
The Disabled Police Officers
Counseling Center, and Terry
Morrison personally, were named
in a civil complaint filed by the
Massachusetts Attorney General
earlier this year, as were several
Massachusetts telemarketing
firms employed by the organiza-
tion. The lawsuit alleges the tele-
marketers failed to meet the
requirements of state laws, such as
those requiring disclosure of the
use of paid telemarketers.
The Massachusetts complaint
alleged that telemarketers hired by
the DPOCC sometimes claimed to
be volunteers associated with
police departments in the Bay
State, and that the contributions
would benefit local departments.
The complaint also alleged that
Morrison and the DPOCC did not
supervise the telemarketers to
ensure compliance with state law.
Morrison said that he and his
organization are in the process of
settling the Massachusetts lawsuit.
He said the problem stemmed
from the use of small telemarket-
ing firms in Massachusetts that did
not follow his instructions not to
localize the appeal.


SLAMMED
From page A-1
that generous Oregonians make
charitable contributions to organi-
zations that help veterans and oth-
ers who are in need," Kroger, who
didn't allege any wrongdoing, stat-
ed Dec. 9. "It is critical, however,
that people donate wisely.


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said. "We felt Dr. G~oetsch and
Dr. Jones would be able to put it
all together and they did, very
well."
Working with Goetsch, a
political science and business
professor, on the 222-page
book was Archie P. Jones, 67,
a history teacher at Rocky
Bayou Christian School. He
and Goetsch have collaborated
on two other books, "Born to
Lie," a dissection of President
Barack Obama's positions and
background, and "Liberal
Tyranny in Higher Education."
Jones said the lion's share
of the work on "Palin Nation"
was done by Goetsch.
"Dr. Goetsch is the main
author," Jones said. "I helped
out a little bit. Generous soul
that he is, he gave me part of
the credit."
Jones said he goes through
Goetsch's writing "with my red
pen. I don't put grades on it,
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goes along with it, fine, and if
not, fine. I proofread and also
look for things that need to be
there or that are there and don't
need to be there."
The book outlines six broad
strategies that the authors
believe will result in Palin's
political success:
-"Refuse to be leashed,
muzzled or remolded by timid
advisers.
-"Commit to restoring the
sovereignty and integrity of
the Constitution.
-"Reject socialism.
Commit to restoring capital-
ism, entrepreneurship and the
traditional work ethic.
-"Be forthright in pointing
out the failings of secular
humanism and unapologetic
about America's Christian her-
itage.
-"Do not apologize to our
allies or enemies. Put America
first in foreign policy and sup-
port our military.
-"Hold President Obama
responsible for his broken
promises and socialist poli-


cies."
Published last month, the
book has already sold almost
1,000 copies, said Ginny
Jones, Jones' daughter and a
representative of the publish-
ing company, even though it is
not yet in any bookstore.
"We haven't really marketed
it yet," she said.
Ginny Jones said the title
came from the publishing
house "and, through collabora-
tive efforts, a co-worker and
an economist acquaintance of
mine came up with the subti-
tle. The subtitle ("Changing
American from Outside the
Beltway") is key," she said.
"We definitely want her to run,
but if she decides not to run,
we want her to go around and
help other candidates at all
levels."
Goetsch said he expects
Palin to play a major role in
2012's presidential politics.
"I think Sarah Palin will not
just be a viable candidate," he
said. "She will be a kingmaker
in the next election. She'll win


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the nomination herself or
decide who does."
Ginny Jones said the Palin
train is running at express
speed. "The mainstream media
are so dead set on attacking
her, which tells me they con-
sider her dangerous," she said.
"A lot of Americans--every-
day, normal Americans--when
they see someone treated
unfairly like that, they'll rally
to support that person, even if
they don't agree with her."
Both Goetsch and Jones
deny that they wrote a book
advocating a Palin candidacy,
although both admit they like
her very much.
In the preface they write:
"Her athletic background, love
of hunting and folksy charm
endear her to the people that
the intellectual elite arrogantly
look down their noses at:
everyday Americans--the ones
who do America's work and
fight America's wars."
The book Jones said, "is
saying what she needs to do to
win." He added: "We're not


backing her exclusively
against everybody else, but
basically telling her she needs
to be herself."
Goetsch compared Palin's
activities between 2008, when
she was Republican presiden-
tial candidate John McCain's
running mate, and 2012, when
the next presidential election
will be held, to those of former
President Ronald Reagan
between 1976, when he lost
the GOP nomination for presi-
dent, and 1980, when he won
the presidency. "She's plug-
ging some of the holes she was
criticized for having," Goetsch
said. Meanwhile, he added,
"Barack Obama is doing for
Sarah Palin what Carter did for
Reagan" through policies
Goetsch sees as ineffective.
Goetsch laughingly noted
that "this is the worst possible
time to publish a book about
Sarah Palin, at the same time
as she published her autobiog-
raphy," referring to her recent-
ly published runaway best-
seller, "Going Rogue." He said


the popular frenzy surrounding
Palin is genuine. "She's the
most exciting political figure
since Reagan," he said.
Goetsch also noted that the
Republican politician has
become adept at using the
social media such as Facebook
and Twitter and that her post-
ings there are exceeded only
by those of Obama and then
only slightly.
Having published "Palin
Nation," Goetsch, who has
written 71 books, is preparing
a business book,
"Organizational Excellence--
the Human Factor," and a
political book, "Big
Government and the
Entitlement Mentality--
America's Vanishing Work
Ethic." Of the latter, he said,
"If we're going to compete
with countries such as China,
we have to reclaim our work
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REALIGNMENT RESULTS
School Current Population Projected Population (Current Data) Zone Population
Plew 599 599 703
Bluewater 704 793 (29PK) 766
Lewis 458 669 (K-8) 486
Ruckel 865 933 NA


Included in the above numbers:
Middle School Students South of Valparaiso Blvd. in Niceville to Ruckel 68
Elementary Students South of Valparaiso Blvd. in Niceville to Plew 119
Elementary Students in Bluewater to Bluewater Elementary 119


CLOSURE
From page A-1
Elementary School (formerly
Cherokee Elementary School)
was considered for closure by
school district statf members, but
the idea has been rejected because
enrolhnent there is expected to
climb as new military personnel
are stationed at Eglin in support of
the F-35 flying training wing to be
stationed at the base.
In addition, one other elemen-
tary school (Oak Hill) has already
been closed at the base, and if
Eglin Elementary is closed, the
land it stands on will revert to the
Air Force. The land is currently
leased to the school board at no
charge, with the requirement that
it be used as a school.
Valparaiso Elementary School,
however, is on school board land,
is an older, high-maintenance
building, and has had declining


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years, as have other schools in the
Twin Cities area. Keeping the
school operating, Connor said,
requires subsidizing the school
with about $100,000 a year from
other schools with larger enroll-
ments. School enrolhnents are a
key factor in state funding for
local schools, Connor said.
In addition to closing
Valparaiso elementary, said
Connor, it may also be necessary
to modify the school district's pol-
icy regarding school zone
waivers. Liberal granting of such
waivers, he said, has allowed
some schools, such as Bluewater
Elementary, to "recruit" students
and maintain high enrolhnent
numbers, while other schools,
such as Plew, have not fared as
well. He said it may also be useful
to redraw the boundaries of some
school zones, such as Plew and
Bluewater,


Hill, however,
dititasked Connor to
;presented prepare a more
raphic to detailed cost analy-
te a con- sis to back up his
ead four- estimate, and to
realign- present it to the
Id rezoning school board at a
ng from later meeting.
'posed clo Se veral
Valparaiso Valparaiso residents
entar y were at the
Thursday meeting,
,osa County and opposed the
:hool District proposed closure.
"There are about 70
Exceptional Student
Education students at Valparaiso
Elementary," said Betty
McDaniel, a retired teacher and
40-year Valparaiso resident.
"Valparaiso has the best facilities
in the county for such students,
and the district spent money to
improve it just last year, replacing
the air conditioning in the special-


ed kindergarten classrooms and
making the bathrooms wheelchair
accessible. What will they do to
expand Lewis?, Install portable
classrooms?
"Our children," said
McDaniel, "should have what
other children in Okaloosa County
have--a nice place to learn."
In his briefing, Connor told the
school board that expanding
Lewis will probably require
portable classrooms, but added,
"The new types of portable are
much nicer than what we have
seen in the past." He said new
bathroom facilities will also have
to be installed at Lewis to accom-
modate younger students. He
acknowledged that the plan to
close Valparaiso Elementary is
opposed by "detractors."
Parents met Friday at
Valparaiso Elementary in an
attempt to organize opposition to
any closure.


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If Valparaiso Elementary is
closed, Connor said, Lewis would
be expanded to accommixlate the
influx of younger students, an idea
that has sparked consternation
among some of their parents.
Since Lewis already has a small
and declining student body,
adding elementary students would


not be too difficult, he said, espe-
cially if the middle school is
expanded.
Closing Valparaiso Elementary
and consolidating its students with
those at Lewis, Connor said, is
expected to save the school district
about $1 million a year. Niceville
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street lighting as well as landscaping and
maintenance of main roads and common
areas throughout the unincorporated
Bluewater Bay community. Board mem-
bers are unpaid volunteers, elected by
Bluewater Bay residents and property
owners.
During a board meeting held Dec. 8,
members agreed to meet at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday for the decorating project. They
also discussed another lighting-related
project--whether to begin replacing
incandescent street lights throughout
Bluewater Bay with light emitting diode
(LED) lights, which consume much less
electricity than conventional lights.
Board member Bart Bredenkamp said
he will research the idea with help from
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although LEDs use less power than ordi-
nary lights, they are also much more
expensive to install, so it will be neces-
sary to compare costs to determine how
long the savings on power would take to
pay for the extra cost of installation, as
well as any other factors, such as safety
and maintenance costs, that could affect
the decision.
In other business, MSBU manage-
ment consultant Archie Jernigan told
board members that it will be time to
elect board officers during the board's
January meeting, scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 12 in the golf clubhouse on Bay
Drive.
Also during the Dec. 8 meeting,
Deputy Sheriff Frank Taylor said the day
was his first anniversary as the
Community Policing Officer for
Bluewater Bay and other neighborhoods
east of the Niceville city limits. Taylor


dsdpit the hoid mas sdo w ch sm-
times brings an increase in theft and
break-ins. He said there were five such
thefts from parked cars during the
Thanksgiving weekend, especially from
cars left unlocked, with packages, purses,
or other valuables left visible on car
seats.
Taylor said he has stepped up traffic-
law enforcement along Bay Drive, where
cases of speeding have been frequent,
especially along some potentially dan-
gerous curves. He said he has also paid
special attention to the stop sign at Bay
Drive and Saint Kitts Cove, where some
drivers have recently been making
"rolling" stops before entering Bay Drive
from St. Kitts.
Taylor also said the sheriff's onfce
and city police in Valparaiso and
Niceville have increased their attention
to local banks, in the wake of a recent
robbery of a branch of Coastal Bank in
Niceville.


By Del Lessard
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A skeleton found by two children at
a transient's camp in the woods behind
Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville, Dec. 6
has been identified as that of a man
who drove here from California.
"At this time foul play is not expect-
ed and it is still believed the remains
have been at the site for approximately
one to two months," Niceville police
said in a statement Dec. 10.
Police announced Thursday that the
remains were those of Thomas Martin
Davidson, 57, a transient from Ceres,
Calif. Identification was made Dec. 9,
but the information was withheld until
authorities notified Davidson's family
in California, according to a Niceville
police.


Davidson's identification was con-
firmed through dental records, accord-
ing to Niceville Det. Sgt. Joey
Forgione.
Police found Davidson's car, a
Toyota, parked in the parking lot of
Twin Cities Hospital in September.
Unclaimed, it was eventually towed
away.
Forgione said members of
Davidson's family told him that he had
left earlier this year for what he called a
cross-country drive to Florida. They
never saw him again.
Police believe Davidson, whom
they said was divorced and had grown
children, had been in the local area for
about half a year.
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was continuing.


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Name: Mitchell Malaka McNabb
Wanted for: robbery by sudden
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address was on Williams Street in
Fort Walton Beach.
Height: 5-feet, 9-incheS
Weight: 170 poundS
Age: 18
Date of birth: 01-03-91
Hair: black
Eyes: brown


Name: Ashonta Shaimya Cooper
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Height: 5-feet, 8-inches
Weight: 160 poundS
Age: 31
Date of birth: 12-30-77
Hair: black
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NicevilIle
Tr- I]! *II F== D c.~.inmen l l oorsel: : I t f? following calls Dec. 7 through


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Location Situation Date Time
27th Street ...................................Medical.............................1 2/6/09..................11 :47
Bin hn Ave~nr ee .............Medicas r ...............1//9 0.
Galaysh Drive ...............................Medical..........................1 2/8/09 ..................13:43
Thereay Cortv...............................Medical .............................1 2/8/09 ..................163:46
Keelly Road..................................Medical.............................1 2/9/09 ..................176:33
College Boulevard..........................Medca.............................1 2/10/09 ................041 :44
Doleer Street...............................Medical .............................1 2/10/09................10:25
Reeve Street................................Medca.............................12/10/09.........124
Rocky Bayou Bridge ...................Vehicle extrication ............1 2/11/09 ................03:44
State Route 85N ..........................Medical .............................1 2/11/09 ................11 :03
E. John Sims Parkway................Medical .............................12/11/09 ................13:11
ck yoh uisParkway............... Meia .............................1 21/9 ................132
Reevesy Strenet............. .Alarma acti ............12/11/09 ........163:13
Rumve StilCree.............................Alarm activation ...............12/11/09................190
tum egil nuc e ............................ l r ac tv io II ......1 / 1 0 ........19
Governmental u e ..............Medical ............... .12/12/09 19:4
Andrew Drive/Valparaiso.............Structure fire.....................12/12/09...........204
Lincolnshire Drive ........................Medical .............................12/13/09.........034
E. John Sims Parkway................Medical .............................12/13/09.........092
E. John Sims Parkway................Medical .............................12/13/09...........7:28
SR85N and SR123 .....................Vehicle accident...............12/13/09............182
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The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls Dec. 6 through
Dec. 14.
Location. Situation. a Time
N. White Point Road ..................Rescue EMS .....................12/6/09 .................1 5:30
Sunset Beach Drive ...................Rescue EMS .....................12/6/09 .................1 7:48
BI cwatnersB ueva d.........ip~atecxhdcu anceleidle ........... 02
E. Dominica Circle .....................EMS excluding vehicle .....12/8/09 .................1 7:02

W. of Rocky Bayou Bridge ........Vehicle accident ................12/1 1/09................03:46
Sunningdale Cove......................Brush fire/grass mixture....12/11/09................06:07
E. Highway 20 ............................Dispatched/canee ........12/1 1/09................13:21
Ridge Lane .................................Assist invalid......................12/12/09 ..............09:24
Ridge Lane .................................Assist invalid......................12/12/09 ..............13:22
Ridge Lane .................................EMS call.............................12/12/09..............14:20
Calinda Lane ..............................Alarm system activation....12/13/09 ...............11 :24
Putter Drive.................................EMS excluding vehicle .....12/13/09 ...............12:30
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deputies Coulthart had picked her
up in the Toyota that she knew
belonged to a relative and that she
assumed he had permission to
drive. She said Coulthart had
driven around the county in search
of narcotics and that she had
observed Coulthart exchanging
jewelry for drugs. The girlfriend
said she began driving after seeing
Coulthart fall asleep behind the
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DUI arrestS
Jonathan Christopher Kantner,
23, of 302-D Madison St.,
Niceville, was arrested b sheriffs
deputies for DUI on H~ighway 98
and Princess Beach to M~cGuire's,
Destin, Dec. 5 at 12:23 a.m.
Thefts
A Niceville resident from the
200 block of Evans Street reported
that sometime Dec. 4 unlalown
persons) stole $245 cash from a
purse in the living room of the
apartment, and a $500 diamond
necklace and $150 gold necklace
from a jewelry box in a bedroom
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A Niceville resident from the
100 block of 3rd Street reorted
that sometime Dec. 4-6 unloaown
persons) stole a $150 GPS unit
and a $100 pair of sunglasses fnam
a 2006 SUV parked in the drive-
way. No force was used by the
burglar to enter the vehicle.
ses
A Niceville resident from
Blue water Bay reported that
unlalown persons) stole his 2000
Chevrolet while he was visiting a
friend in the first block of 3rd
Street, Niceville, sometime
between 11 p.m., Dec. 4 and 1:30
a.m., Dec. 5. The theft was dis-
covered when the owner remem-
bered he had left the keys in the
car and went outside to retrieve
them.
Police issued a BOLO for law
enforcement to Be On the Look
Out for the stolen car, and about 2
a.m. a deputy reported finding the
car bcke ilk, in tinn of a Arduin

The victim reported that approxi-
mtla $1,0 rof stereo oequ ae
vehicle, and that the recovered
vehicle had sustained about
$2,000 damage. The tag had been
removed from the car.
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A Niceville resident from the



Ford pickup and stolen a wallet

tlo th st e detur e


persons) went onto his boat
which was docked at a marina'
801 S. Bayshore Drive, and stole a
$750 depth fmnder, a $130 marine
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ing.
Other
Anthony Edward LoCoco, a
cook, 19, of 154-A S. John Sims
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notice to appear by sheriffs
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less than 20 grams of marijuana
and possession of drug parapher-


Linda Forstrom Burke, unem-


played, 46, of 104 Crystal Lake
Lane, Valparaiso, was issued a
notice to appear by sheriffs
deputies Dec. 4 for retail theft.
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Arrests
Caleb Lynn Kennedy, 19, of 4
Clinton Court, Niceville, was
arrested by Niceville police Dec. 6
on one count of knowingly driving
while license suspended or
revoked and on two counts of
resisting an officer by disguise.
A sheriffs deputy made a traf-
fic stop after the minivan Kennedy
was driving nearly struck another
vehicle in a fast-food parking lot.
Kennedy allegedly gave the
deputy his younger bnather's name
and date of birth as his own,
repeating the same to a second
deputy who came to assist. A
Niceville police officer who
arrived on scene recognized Caleb
Kennedy from past dealings.
Caleb Kennedy then allegedly told
the police officer that he "did not
mean to give them (deputies) my
brother's name."
* *
Michael Chase Jones, a
cashier, 21, listing an unknown
address in Shalimar, was arrested
by Niceville police Dec. 4 for
retail grand theft (employee relat-
ed.) While employed at Kmart'
1140 E. John Sims Parkway'
between Nov. 25 and Dec. 4 Jones
allegedly stole an iPod and a video
game unit pu fve vi eo games.
Jones allegedly took the items
to other places in the store, taking
the items out of the package and
placing the items on his person.
After being questioned by store
security and the police, Jones
allegedly returned the iPod, which
was in his pocket, and the video
game system and one game,
which he had stored in his vehicle.
, ,
Heath Alan Muire, 33, of 1819
Rattan Palm Drive, Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies Dec.
Sfor violation of probation on an
original misdemeanor offense.

James Allen Phillips, 41, of
1866 Edge Ave., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriffs deputies Dec.
6 on a misdemeanor litterin
charge, 15 pounds to under 50
pounds

Timothy Jae Paul 27, of
304 Reev s ames Nicevile, ws
arrested by sheriffs deputies Dec.
6 o alre without violence.
***
Jason Christopher Coulthart,
unemployed, 27, of 4400 Range
Road, Apt. 103, Niceville, was
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the home of
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Flynt in
Niceville.
JoAnn
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Vice-
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the ritual with Helen Martin
and Beverly Flynt assisting.
,as
Joe Bridges, of Coca Cola
Bottling Company, was the
December recipient of the
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c ng Joe Bridges

Walsh, chairman of the cham-
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Bridges' company has been
"supportive of chamber and
community projects over the
years, by donating products
without hesitation and doing
it with enthusiasm."
see
Rocky Bayou Christian
School announced that
Shaun Brown has been
selected as the December
ACE (Accepting the
Challenge of Excellence)
Student of the Month by the
Niceville Exchange Club.
Shaun was honored at the
Exchange Club's monthly
luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 8.
The ACE program recognizes
outstanding high school sen-
iors who have overcome great
physical, emotional, or social
obstacles to graduate from
High School.
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Academy announced its win-
ners of the Students and
Athletes of the Month for
October. The two high school
Students of the Month win-
ners were Josiah Duffey
(senior) and Joe Townsend
(sophomore). The junior high
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Rour arts advocates, one of
whom has lived in the Niceville
area since 1991, have founded
the new Northwest Florida Arts
Association (NWFLAA). The
organization paints itself as dif-
ferent than other area art
alliances, because it appeals to
artists of all kinds and offers
events and workshops after work
hours.
"Most of the existing arts
associations don't cater to artists
who have to work during the
day," said co-founder Brandon
Pence, 24, of Bluewater Bay.
Co-founder Holly Bain, 44,
agreed. "The other arts groups
around the area really target
retired artists, and that's OK.
They have the time for a gallery
showing at one in the afternoon,
but what about those of us who
have to work nine to five? We're
really targeting those who work,"
said the owner of ASAP Graphics
in Fort Walton Beach.
Most associations are "set in


their ways and don't embrace
new things," Pence, an award-
winning digital artist, said. "I
grew up in a technological socie-
ty.Art shows these days rarely
recognize artists who aren't into
the typical fine arts."
Both Bain and Pence feel the
area can support more than one
arts organization because of the
"vast differences" between the
traditional alliances and the more
eclectic offerings of the
NWFLAA. The new non-profit
association welcomes not only
fine artists, photographers, pot-
ters, sculptors and crafters but
those in graphic arts, the perfiann-
ing arts, poetry and writing.
"We're not targeting any one
medium," Bain, a photographer,
said. "We're really exploring dif-
ferent avenues."
The coalition's Web site is
unique, said Pence, the Web mas-
ter, because it's interactive, allow-
ing members their own individual
"mini Web page" with which to
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School held its annual science
fair extravaganza. More than150
projects from all fields of science
were entered. A portion of the
winners will move on to compete
in the regional science fair in
Rort Walton Beach in February
2010. Grand Prize winners were:
Monica Hsiang and Garron
Ireton.
First place winners were:
--Kemi Gottschalk,
Behavioral and Social Sciences,
"What's the Answer?"
--Alise Snyders,
Biochemistry, "Do You Know
What You're Drinking?"
--Morgan Ringel, Botany,
"Why Do Leaves Change Color
in Fall?"
--Hannah Nowers,
Chemistry, "Evaporative Cooling
in Buildings"
--Claire Ponder, Computers,
"Slaying Vampire Power with
Computer Power Management
Software and Intelligent Power
Strips
--Nick Dawson, Earth
Science, "A Recipe for Success:
Earthwonn Diets and Soil
Quality"
--Crystian Hopper,
Engineering-Civil "Golden
Arches"


--Brayton Miles,
Engineering-Energy and
Transportation, "Wind Turbine
Efficiency"
-PJ. Shaw, Enviromnental
Science, "Solar Panel 500: The
Race for Alternative Energy
Sources"
--Colleen Collins,
Mathematics, "The Colorful
Creations of M&Ms"
--Monica Hsiang, Medicine
and Health, "Zit Zapper: A Study
of the Antibacterial Effect of
Various Topical Acne
Medications on Propioni
Bacterium Acnes.
--Maddie Hsiang,
Microbiology, "Clean That
Counter! The Effect of Different
Disinfectants on the Bacteria E.
Coli"
--Garron Ireton, Physics
and Astronomy, "Composite
Armor Examination"
--Alex Emery/Zach Shields,
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--Nicole Escoffier, Zoology,
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Today, Dec. 16, is the last day to
turn in the Christmas Shoe Boxes to
tax Collector Chris Hughes, who
teamed up with local United Way
4 agencies to pro-
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fortunate area
children. Gift
recipients include
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Girls Club of the Emerald Coast. This

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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.
Questions: Santa's Helpers hotline,
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Dec. 16, at Emerald Coast
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Hollywood Blvd., S.E., Fort Walton
Beach. HUD expert R. Ryan Stamnes,
an underwriter with Atlanta
Homeownership Center, will speak,
along with a panel of experienced
local mortgage professionals. More
information: Paula Bailey,
243-6145.
Schola Cantorum
Northwest Florida State College's
Schola Cantorum will present
"Angels and Shepherds," today, Dec.
16, at St. Simon's-on-the-Sound
Episcopal Church, 28 S.W. Miracle
Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach.
The free presentation features a 12-
member select chorus directed by
John Leatherwood.
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Dec. 16- First Baptist Church,
622 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, 3:30-8
p.m. and Home Depot, 4385 W.
Commons Drive, Destin, 8 a.m.-2
p~m.
Dec. 17--restview Post Office,
1325 Commerce Drive, Crestview,
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dec. 19--Santa Rosa Mall, Boy
Scouts Unit 4, 340 Brean Circle,
Mary Esther, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dec. 20--Community Life
Center, 4115 Soundside Drive, Gulf
aree F9i .m.-13 l~.and Grayton
Ba Ftess, 3 ly on Lane,
Santa Rosa Beach, 10:30 a.m.-3:30
p~m.


Dec. 22--Winn Dixie, 1326 N.
Ferdon Blvd., Crestview, 11 a.m.-6
p.m. and Winn Dixie, 4512 Hwy. 20,
Niceville, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tans for Cans
The Sun Hut Tanning Salon of
Niceville is having a Tans for Cans
food drive for
Sharing and
Caring through
Dec. 17. Clients
can donate
d d
canned good and
receive free tans. The salon is also a
drop off for Toys for Tots. Drop off a
new, unwrapped toy for a girl or a boy
valued at $10 or more and receive a
free tan. More information: 678-6363.
Seniors potluck
The Twin Cities Senior Citizens
Club will meet 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
17, at the Valparaiso Community
Center, 268 Glenview Ave. Bring a
potluck lunch and settle in for an
afternoon of food and games. More
information: Jo, 678-8645 or Nancy,
678-5584.

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available at all six of the college's area
locations through Dec. 17 and on Jan.
4 and 5. The college's seventh loca-
tion, a new center in South Walton
County off Hwy. 331, opens Jan. 4.
All NWFSC locations will be closed
from Dec. 19-Jan. 3; however individ-
uals may register for classes, pay fees,
purchase textbooks and complete new
student orientation through the col-
lege Web site throughout the holiday
break. A course listing and in-person
registration hours are available on the
Web site at nwfsc.edu. For mnforma-
tion, call 729-6922 or 892-8100 in
Walton County.
Christmas harp ensemble
Gulf Coast Harp Ensemble per-
forms a Christmas Concert, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 17, Niceville United
Methodist Church mn the Fellowship
Hall. Concert is free. Come and hear
Christmas favorites performed on six
harps.
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Admission is free and refreshments
are available. More information:
678-4030.
Mile High Orchestra
Denver & The Mile High
Orchestra, a homn-driven pop band
from Nashville, will perform 7 p.m.,
Friday, Dec. 18, Rocky Bayou Baptist
Church, 2401 N. Partin Drive,
Niceville. Tickets are $12 (individ-
ual), $40 (family). Tickets and infor-
mation: 678-6062.
Baseball camp
Niceville Amateur Youth Baseball
has postponed its annual All-
American Baseball Camp. Originally
scheduled for Friday and Saturday,
Dec. 18-19, at Niceville High School,
it will be rescheduled for late January


so it doesn't clash with the Niceville
High School Eagles state champi-
onship football game Saturday. More
information: travelingeagles.com or
Kevin Berry, 685-7092 and Mike
Wells, 428-0005.
Holiday concert fundraiser
Niceville High School NaGISA
will hold an opera and holiday concert
at the NHS auditorium, 4 p.m., Dec.
19. This is a
fundraising event
to support the
NaGISA trip to
the Red Sea to
establish a new
environment research site. Tickets are
$10 and are available at NHS and at
the door prior to the event. Questions:
833-4114.
Local harpist to play
Local harpist Samantha Homn will
perform holiday music at Bayou
Book Co. in Niceville, Saturday, Dec.
19, beginning at noon. Donations to
Sharing and Caring will be accepted
as appreciation for her performance.
Bayou Book is located in the Oak


Creek Shopping Center. More infor-
mation: 678-1593.
Enjoy holiday favorites
Sinfonia Gulf Coast will present
nOrchestral Holiday" at 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday, Dec. 19, at Grace Lutheran
Church, 4325 W. Commons Drive,
Destin. The orchestra will perform
holiday favorites as well as popular
selections from Mannheim
Steamroller. Tickets may be pur-
chased for $25-$37.50 by calling
269-7129 or visiting Sinfonia
GulfCoast.org.
Christmas at First Baptist
First Baptist Church, 622
Bayshore Drive, Niceville will present
nBlue Christmas," a service of hope
for the hurting, 6:30 p.m., Monday,
Dec. 21 and also will hold its
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service,
6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24.
Join Trail Association
Don't miss the monthly meeting of
the Florida Trail Association, 6 p.m.,
Tuesday, Dec. 22. at Bayou Blues,
Niceville. Visitors welcome. Details:
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Debra K. Aich
1952-2009
Debra Keilman Aich of
Niceville, Florida, passed away
suddenly on December 8, 2009.
She was 57 years old.
Deb was bomn November 27,
1952, in Tell City, Indiana, to
Lomna D. Keilman and the late
Roland D. Keilman. She gradu-
ated from Tell City High School
in 1970, and then attended
Butler University, where she
met her husband, Robert Aich.
The two were married August 3,
1974. Their daughter, Lindsay
Mayo (Aich) was bomn in 1980.
The Aichs moved to Niceville
in 1986.
Deb worked for ERA
American Realty for more than
21 years, most recently as an
assistant to Marsha Thomas.
Debbie was an active Florida
State fan and enjoyed attending
football games to watch the
Seminoles. She was devoted to


Army Staff Sgt. Brian B.
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capacity with the Army have dis-
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He is the son of Daphne Y.
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Senator visits Rocky
State Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) visited an economics
class at Rocky Bayou Christian School Friday. Gaetz
talked to the juniors and seniors about the Florida Senate
and discussed various policy issues, such as the govern-
ment's role in running schools.


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NHS singers



State Chorus
Niceville High School stu-
dents have been selected for All-
State Chorus and All-State
Band, according to the school.
The Florida Vocal
Association selected 24
Niceville High students for the
2009-2010 All-State Chorus.
According to the FVA, no other
school in the state had more stu-
dents chosen for All-State Choir.
Seven singers have been cho-
sen for the 100-voice Reading
Chorus. They are: Maggie
Alexander, Ryan Smith, Chase
Cloutier, Aline Rackley, Natalie
Harris, Colton Schniepp and E.
J. Huston.
NHS Singers chosen for the
Concert Chorus are: Nick
Harvey, William Korbein, Chris
Dugre, Brandon Bubel, Austin
Galloway, Jessica Erickson,
Hillary Vest, Elle Keenan and
Rachel Guidry.
Aaron Overton, Gabe
Wisdon, Jordan Stein and
Jonathan Horvath will perform
with the Men's Chorus.
Singing with the Women's
Chorus will be Kim Schell,
Tasha Williams, Natasha
Jackson and Tiffany Hughes.
The All-State choruses will
rehearse and perform at the
2010 Florida Music Educator's
Association conference in
Tampa from January 6-10.
Meanwhile, Niceville High
Eagle Pride band members Ben
Johnson, Katie Kosan, Chris
Lloyd, Matt Nunes, Alyssa
Ward and Kyle Wilson were
recently chosen for the presti-
gious All-State Band by the
Florida Bandmasters
Association. NHS led the dis-
drc met btim most All-State
"All six students competed
using a 'pure audition' method
where only the best of the best
are selected," said Dan Wooten,
NHS band director.


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school winner was Kat
Koster (eighth grade). The
male Athlete of the Month
was Jason Rogers, golf
(eighth grade). The female
Athlete of the Month was
Christy Allen, cross country
(ninth grade). The Student
Government Association
oversees this contest and stu-
dents are nominated by facul-
ty and staff.
,as
Lewis Middle School trom-
bone player, Andrew Royal,
was select-
ed to the
Florida All
State Band.
He will rep-
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Lewis at the
2 01 0
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Educators
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Association
(FMEA) convention in
Tampa, in January.
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Kathleen Eiriksson and family
of Crestview, Fla.; sons, Robert
E. Leach of Crestview, Thomas
M. Leach of Valparaiso, Fla.,
Stephen P. Leach of Clearwater,
Fla., and Frank and Christine
Leach of Clearwater; 11 grand-
children; and six great-grand-
children.
A graveside service will be
held at Beal Memorial
Cemetery on Saturday, Jan. 9,
2010, at 11 a.m.


her family and friends and
active in the Niceville commu-
nity
In addition to her husband of
35 years, her daughter of
Nashville, Tennessee, and her
mother of Tell City, Indiana,
Deb is survived by her son-in-
law, Gordon Mayo of
Nashville, Tennessee; her moth-
er-in-law Dolores M. Aich of
Madison, Indiana; and three sis-
ters-in-law and their husbands:
Marie and Dave Royalty, Mary
Aich, and Millie and Richard
Kinman. Deb is also survived
by many other relatives and
close friends.
Deb will greatly be missed
by those who loved and respect-
ed her as a wife, mother, daugh-
ter, sister, colleague and friend.
A time of visitation was held
Saturday, December 12, 2009,
at Heritage Gardens Funeral
Home, with the funeral after-
ward. Interment followed in
Heritage Gardens Cemetery.
ERA American Realty host-
ed a reception at the Niceville
office (1069 John Sims
Parkway, Niceville) after the
service in honor of Deb.


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participate in the NWFLAA
Spring Festival of the Arts Poster
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and style are up to the artist,
though the poster must represent
the group's upcoming spring festi-
val at Uptown Station, tentatively
set for March 6-7. Poster submis-
sion deadline is Jan. 30 and artists
will be notified of the results by
Feb. 5. The winning poster artist
will receive $200.
Other upcoming workshops
are Underground Comix and
Historic Pensacola Photography.
Membership in the association
is $25 for individual and $35 for
family. For more information on
lleother founding members,t as
workshop, other workshops, the
poster contest and any other infor-
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gaming, music, events and other
to ics, as well as an Artist
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interviews.
The group's mission, as stated
by Bain, the impetus behind
NWFLAA, includes the ideas of
"fresh venues for artists, network-
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ing art in all of its forms" and
"encouraging the public to join us
in classes, demonstrations, work-
shops and lectures on a variety of
topics "
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early in the new year with a
Concrete Sculpture Workshop
Jan. 30-31 in Fort Walton Beach.
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By Sarah Clauson
Beacon Correspondent
In 1988 the Niceville Eagles
football team won the Florida
State Championship, and this
Saturday they hope to do it again,
The Eagles earned their spot in
the 4A State Championship game,
along with the longest winning
streak in the school's history, after
an unpressive victory over
Orlando's Edgewater High School
in the semi-final game Friday in
Orlando.
They travel back to Orlando to
face Dwyer High School on
Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Citrus
Bowl Stadium. The Niceville
showing is expected to be a big
one, including the entire marching
band, and several spirit buses,
along with droves of parents and
fans.
"It's quite an achievement for
them to be back in the finals," said
head coach John Hicks.
As for their upcoming oppo-
nent: "they're very good, no doubt
the best team we've played."


Hicks acknowledged the tremen-
dous support by Eagle fans. "It's
tough being on the road, but when
you've got more people than the
other team, it really helps," he
said.
Faced with what was rumored
to be their toughest defensive
opponent to date, Niceville beat
the Edgewater Fighting Eagles 34-
20. The Niceville offense, averag-
ing ahnost 50 points per post-sea-
son game, used its diversity and
athleticism to stake its claim
against Edgewater, while the
Niceville defense flexed its mus-
cles and made critical plays at
nearly every opportunity.
As expected, the Edgewater
defense focused its attention on
Niceville's running game, but
within the first two minutes quar-
terback Kyle McDorman connect-
ed with Kody Williams, who ran
the ball into the end zone for a 70-
yard touchdown. As they've done
so many times this season, the
Eagles set the tone early and used
their multi-faceted offense to take


an early lead, 7-0.
With a shot at state on the line,
Edgewater answered with a game-
tying touchdown later in the first.
Niceville's next drive was ren-
dered useless with two holding
penalties, followed by an intercep-
tion to give Edgewater another
stab at the ball. But the Niceville
defense did its job and regained
possession. After a five-minute
drive that included completions to
Brandon Burke and Garrett
Fletcher, the Eagles made it into
the end zone with a 33-yard TD
run by Roy Finch to edge ahead
14-7 early in the second quarter.
The nail biting lessened and the
confidence grew as the Eagles
came alive in the second quarter.
They capitalized on Edgewater
mistakes, starting with an
Edgewater fumble, recovered by
senior linebacker Parker
Willingham, which put the Eagles
on the Edgewater 25-yard line.
The recovery led to aFinch TD
that widened the gap to 21-7.
Willingham again proved lethal


with a QB sack that forced
Edgewater to punt the ball. After a
field goal by Tanner Hansen to add
3 to the board, the Eagles kicked
off to Edgewater, just to recover
another Edgewater fumble.
Hansen hit the field again to bring
Niceville's lead to 27-7 at the
close of the half.
Niceville's grip tightened in the
third quarter with yet another fum-
ble recovery by Parker
Willingham. McDorman found
Williams to score Niceville's last
touchdown of the game midway
through the third, bringing the
score to 34-7.
Edgewater persisted in its
efforts to catch the Niceville
Eagles, and managed to score two
touchdowns in the last few min-
utes of the game against
Niceville's second string.
In one of their best exhibitions
of their undefeated season, the
Eagles proved they are worthy of
their No. rankings, not to mention
their spot in the championship
game.


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Club runs St. Jude marathon
The Bluewater Fitness Running Club braved 21-degree weather to run the St. Jude
Memphis Marathon in Tennessee, Dec 5. Four club members ran the full 26.2 and nine ran
the Half Marathon. Money from the event supports the St. Jude Cancer Research Hospital.
From left: front, Penny Daniels (full), Misty Jones (full), Lezli Miles, Stephanie Miller, and
Pam Herman (all ran the half); back, Misty Ballard (full) Shana Glaslow, Sara Lyttle, Luke
Capliar, Renee Mengel, Autumn Budding, Petra Silhava (all ran the half), and Mat "White
Lightening" Johnson (full).


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Rocky Bayou Country Club,
Ladies Golf Association, Weekly
Play, Par 4s Only, Handicap, Nov.
24.
First flight: first, Elizabeth
Sabo; second, Marianne
Wendel. Second flight: first
Debbie Chase; second, Ann'
Wittkopp. Third flight: first,
Bonnie Weideman; second, Lee
Steen; third, Jeanne Shaw.
Fourth flight: first, Beth Franz;
second, Gloria Hall. Fifth flight:
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Barbara Marquis 34, Barbara F~
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Beth Stanley 35. Third flight:
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Angie Conner 35, Maria F ;4
McKee 35. Fourth flight: 1.Heidi
Duhaime 33, 2. Janet
Mooneyham 34.
Chip-Ins: #6 Toots
Chlebowski, #9 Jan Boggs, #15
Kay Sheehan.


U8 team

wins title
/ The U8 boys PAL soccer tourna-
ment champions this year were the
Tigers, sponsored by Emerald Coast
Orthopedics. The team went unde-
: feated through the season and the
round robin tournament. From left:
back, assistant coach Scott
c: Charlton, Logan Charlton, Daniel
Stedman, Adam Sommer, Nolan
1 '-C' ~4~JDempsey, Jacob Dunne, Travis,
Delrie, Kenyon, Morton, David Dye
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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. $239,900.

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.

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NEED SOMEONE TO WORK THROUGH YOUR
SHORT SALES WITH YOU? CALL JANE

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

SAVE THE SUBSTATO 3,400 to go. Please
make donations to Save the Substation at Coastal
Bank and Trust! This is a Community Commitment-
Please DONATE!

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