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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: April 7, 2010
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (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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li5i's7th Fernald, Gaetz face off in House vote


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Okaloosa County voters will have
the chance to go to the polls Tuesday
in a special election to fill the empty
seat of Florida House Representative
for District 4.
Republican Matt Gaetz of Fort
Walton Beach and Democrat Jan
Fernald of Navarre will be the only
two names on the April 13 ballot. The
winner will report to Tallahassee as
early as the next day, where the
Legislature has been in its regular 60-


day session since
March 2.
District 4
includes Niceville,
Valparaiso and
most of southern
Okaloosa County,
including Fort
Walton Beach and
Destin, as well as
coastal portions of Jan Fernald
Santa Rosa County.
Citizens in District 4 have been
without their own representative in the


Florida House since
Republican Ray
Sansom, Destin,
resigned his seat
Feb. 21, one day
before a House
Select Committee
was scheduled to
begin hearings on
an ethics complaint
filed against him. Matt Gaetz
Next week's winner will serve the
remainder of Sansom's term, which
ends in November.


Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach attorney
and son of state senator Don Gaetz (R-
Niceville), bested four fellow
Republicans in a primary race March
23 to win his party's nomination. Only
25.7 percent of District 4 Republicans
turned out for the March 23 primary,
including 13,002 who voted in
Okaloosa County and 1,857 in Santa
Rosa County. Runner-up Republican
Craig Barker of Destin actually out-
polled Gaetz in Okaloosa County,
Please see VOTE, page A-10


C oMIn


Wednesday. 9:30 a.m.
Catch a triple
word score at
the Niceville 7'.


Library's
Scrabble


games for adults.
Call 729-4090.
Saturday. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Edge Elementary
Relay for Life Team will
present "Crafting for a
Cure "on the school's front
lawn. Rent a booth for $50.
Call 833-4138.
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Learn about the Creek
Tribe with Ferris Powell, a
member of the tribe, at the
Heritage Museum of
Northwest Florida, 115
Westview St., Valparaiso.
Saturday. 6 p.m.
Jeanette Strauss, author
of "Heavenly Impact," will
speak at All God's Children
& the Living Word Worship
Center, 40 S. John Sims
Parkway, Valparaiso.
Admission is free.
Call 678-7632 or 678-
1335.
Monday. 6 p.m.
Hear
SAmericanism
speeches at
the offices of
Gary Miller
Homes, 108
Bailey Drive, Niceville, in
the annual speech contest
for high school juniors and
seniors.
Call 678-4984.

More in Calendar, B-5.


Boyd defends


switching vote


on health care

By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Before Congressman Allen
Boyd voted for the national health
care bill enacted last month, he
voted against an earlier version.
In an exchange of e-mails with
the Bay Beacon last week, Boyd
and his press secretary, Christopher
Cashman, explained why the
Monticello Democrat changed his Rep. Allen Boyd
mind.
Last November, the conservative "Blue Dog"
Democrat voted against a House version of the health
bill that failed to pass the Senate. But on March 21 he
voted in favor of a new version that President Obama
signed into law two days later. Boyd's switch took
many Northwest Floridians by surprise.
Boyd represents Florida District 2, which includes
Bluewater Bay, Seminole, Panama City and
Tallahassee, and extends as far east as Suwannee
County.
Cashman responded on Boyd's behalf to questions
from the Beacon:
Question: What specific changes or improve-
ments were made to the bill since Rep. Boyd stated
his opposition to it when addressing last
September's economic summit in Sandestin,
Florida?
Answer: "The final health care reform package that
was signed into law was markedly better than the
Please see BOYD, page A-7


Couple guilty of tax, laundering charges


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
A Niceville couple, Claudia
Constance Hirmer and Mark
Steven Hirmer, face up to 30
years each in prison and a maxi-
mum $1 million fine following
their conviction on conspiracy to
defraud the United States and to
commit wire fraud, conspiracy to
commit money laundering, and
tax evasion, according to the
U.S. Department of Justice.


Claudia and Mark Hirmer,
both of Niceville, were among
eight people convicted following
a month-long trial in U.S.
District Court in Pensacola, the
Department of Justice and
Internal Revenue Service
announced March 31. They had
been indicted in September 2008
on charges of promoting fraudu-
lent schemes through Pinnacle
Quest International, also known
as PQI, and Quest International.


Also convicted last week in
Pensacola, according to
Department of Justice, were:
-Eugene "Gino" Joseph
Castemovia, of Ashland, Ore.;
Arnold Ray Manansala, of
Renton, Wash.; Dover Eugene
Perry, of Renton, Wash.; and
Michael Guy Leonard, of Troy,
N.Y. The four were each convict-
ed of conspiracy to defraud the
U.S. and to commit wire fraud,
and conspiracy to commit money


laundering.
-Mark Daniel Leitner, of
Airport, N.Y., and Arthur
Ramirez Merino, of Renton,
Wash., were both convicted of
conspiracy to defraud the U.S.
and to commit wire fraud.
A report from the Department
of Justice gave the following
account:
According to evidence pre-
sented during trial, PQI was an
umbrella organization for numer-


ous vendors of tax and credit
card debt elimination scams.
Some of the PQI vendors sold
bogus theories and strategies for
tax evasion. For fees starting at
$10,000 one PQI vendor assisted
its customers in the creation of a
series of sham business entities
in the U.S. and Panama. Other
tax-related PQI vendors denied
the legitimacy of the income
Please see COUPLE, page A-7


Sheriff candidates pledge


efficiency, thrift, honesty


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
A power outage turned a can-
didate forum into a candlelight
affair Monday evening as the
Silver Sands Republican
Women's Club hosted a forum
for candidates for Okaloosa
County Sheriff at the Bluewater
Bay Golf Club.
Candidates who spoke includ-
ed Robert Thacker, Tony Taylor,
William Patterson, Steve
Menchel, Ron Livingston, Rick
Hord and Larry Ashley. A power
outage caused the room to grow
darker throughout the evening,
until the candidates were visible
only by candlelight and had to
speak loud enough to be heard
without microphones or amplifi-
cation.
Ashley, the Chief Deputy of
the Okaloosa Sheriff's Office,
whose report to the FBI triggered
an investigation that brought
down ex-Sheriff Charlie Morris
on federal corruption charges,


From left: Okaloosa
sheriff's candidates
Robert Thacker,
Tony Taylor,
William Patterson,
Steve Menchel,
Ron Livingston,
Rick Hord, and
Larry Ashley.
Beacon photo
by Mike Griffith


cited his experience within the
OCSO, rising from a patrol
deputy to chief deputy, as well as
his education and management
skill. He promised to continue to
maintain the integrity of the
Sheriff's Office.
Hord, an Okaloosa deputy
best known for his service as the
Sheriff's Office's public affairs
officer, said he also has years of
experience in the OCSO, as well
as in the private sector. He prom-
ised to reform the OCSO's "orga-
nizational culture," which he said
is "bloated and top-heavy." The


Sheriff's Office, Hord said, "has
drifted away from the communi-
ty-a common problem in our
profession." He said he would
"listen to the community" and
strengthen ties between the
OCSO and citizens.
Livingston, an 18-year veteran
of the Florida Highway Patrol,
said he will "restore confidence,
honor and dignity" to the
Sheriff's Office, and that, "I will
have your best interest at heart."
Menchel, a former agent and
Please see SHERIFF, page A-8


Batter up!


Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
James Neal Friday enjoyed the spring weather as he introduced his grandson, future major leaguer
Daniel Steadman, 6, to the fundamentals of hitting a baseball.


Puppy

love

Smitten, Fisher
Willingham, 5, of
Niceville, and
"Zeus" eye each
other as teacher
Kristin Slattery, of
the Childcare
N e t w o r k,
Valparaiso, holds
the puppy during a
school picnic at
Lincoln Park last
week.
Beacon photo
by Del Lessard






Page A-2


THE BAY BEACON


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


MSBU earmarks cash for beautification


Tax revenue from county drops 24 percent


By Mike Griffith
Beacon Correspondent
Despite a sag in revenue that
may be the result of national
economic woes, the governing
board of the Bluewater Bay
Municipal Services Benefit Unit
(MSBU) agreed recently to
include a $3,835 project to
beautify the intersection of Bay
Drive and Prestwick Drive West
in its list of special landscaping
and beautification projects for
the current fiscal year.
During the March 9 meeting,
MSBU finance chairwoman
Gayle Hughes said revenue
from Okaloosa County is only
about 76 percent of what was
originally expected to be
received by this time. The


MSBU is financed by an annual
flat tax on property owners in
Bluewater Bay of $61 per prop-
erty unit. According to the coun-
ty ordinance that established
Bluewater Bay's MSBU, these
taxes may be used only to main-
tain street lights, signs and land-
scape beautification along roads
and in common areas of the
community.
As the county tax collector
collects the funds, the money is
distributed to the MSBU
throughout the fiscal year rather
than all at once. MSBU manage-
ment consultant Archie Jernigan
said he has not received any
word so far from the county as
to why this year's funds have
been distributed more slowly


than usual. Hughes suggested
that it may be because people
have been slower than usual in
paying their property taxes, per-
haps because their individual
budgets are tight.
In other business, the board
agreed to move about $8,500
from the "funded right-of-way
options" section of the budget to
"special projects." Under con-
sideration are projects to beauti-
fy Merchants Way and
Bluewater Boulevard north of
State Road 20.
Jernigan suggested that
shrubbery at the intersection of
Bluewater Boulevard and
Caribbean Way needs to be
trimmed to improve visibility
for motorists preparing to turn


from Caribbean onto Bluewater
Boulevard. Jernigan said he
plans to consult with the
Bluewater Bay Garden Club
about how such pruning might
affect the native plant trail main-
tained by the club.
Board member Dale
Blanchard added that similar
pruning is needed along
Bluewater Boulevard near the
entrance to the gas station and
convenience store.
The next meeting of the
Bluewater Bay MSBU board is
scheduled for 10 a.m., April 13,
at the golf clubhouse at 1950
Bluewater Boulevard.
Information about the MSBU is
available online at bluewater-
bay.org.


Beacon photo by Mike Griffith
Attending the MSBU meeting were, from left, management con-
sultant Archie Jernigan and board members Dale Blanchard,
Gayle Hughes, Bart Bredenkamp and David Strunk. Board
member Doug Burgess was absent.


Cyclists don't own road


By Reginia S. David
Niceville
I almost killed two teens at
different times on Saturday,
April 3; one at about 3 p.m. and
the other at about 6:30 p.m.
I only missed the first one by
crossing into the opposite lane
and almost climbing on the
sidewalk. They both ran the stop
signs. Two weeks before, an
elderly gentleman ran a stop
sign and almost got run down by
a mini-van. He never even saw
the mini-van. He was just star-
ing fixedly straight ahead.
When I attempted to tell him he
had to stop at stop signs, he
cursed me out.
There have been many more
incidents over the years but it is
starting to become a real hazard
to motorists. Bicyclists must
understand that they have to
obey the same rules as someone
driving an automobile. They
must come to a complete stop at


stop signs, use hand signals
when slowing, stopping or turn-
ing.
In a lot of states, bicyclist are
not allowed on the sidewalks,
which I have always disagreed
with. When the bicyclist is a
child, it is too easy to snatch a
kid on a bike on the street. In the
state of Florida, bicyclists are
allowed to ride on the side-
walks, but pedestrians have the
right-of-way.
On the military bases, the
security police used to give
yearly training to bicyclists of
all ages and inspected bikes for
safety. The Girl and Boy Scouts
were able to incorporate this
into a cycling badge.
There are a lot of civic
groups in Niceville. Someone
should be able to offer a free
bike safety course to all ages.
Bicycle riders should contact
the local police to get rules for
riding bikes on roadways.


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E. Niceville appoints fire commissioner


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
The East Niceville Fire
District will welcome its sec-
ond appointed commissioner in
as many months at its April 12
meeting as Leonard Martin
joins the board.
At their regular monthly
meeting Feb. 8, all four current


East Niceville fire commission-
ers met and were prepared to
appoint one of two interested
candidates to finish the term of
the late Ray Hinck.
During an unannounced
meeting Feb. 2 East Niceville
fire commissioners interviewed
two citizens who had expressed
interest in being appointed to


the fire commission. At their
regular monthly meeting Feb. 8
fire commissioners voted to
appoint one of the two men,
Niceville resident Ed Dunbar,
to complete Hinck's term,
which ends in November.
Dunbar started March 1.
Marcolongo told commis-
sioners that another commis-


sioner would be resigning in a
month. Commissioner Janelle
Usher said she planned to
resign after the next commis-
sion meeting, March 8. A
motion was then made by
Commissioner John Root to
replace Usher with the second
candidate for appointment to
the commission.


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Fire Department Rpports

Niceville
Thj ille Fire De Irtm nt responded to the following calls March 29 through
OSru(ct Fjire ,26 Emergency M ( icalCall
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0 Illegal Burn 0 Other Eni,.j ,-. CCall
0 False Alarms 0 Hazardous Conditionr .f
Location Situation Date Time
22nd Street.............................Medical.............................3/29/10.......................02:39
Kelly Road ............................ M medical ........................... 3/29/10 ...................... 22:19
McKinney Street.....................Med .......ica ................ 3/30/10.................... 02:12
Duke Drive............................ M medical ........................... 3/30/10 ........................04:38
Rattan Palm Drive...................Medical...........................3/30/10.......................13:01
Hickory Avenue .................. Medical.......................... 3/30/10.......................16:10
N. Partin Drive......................Medical ................3/30/10.............................. 7:11
SR285 at MM #11 ..................Brush Fire ......................3/30/10.......................22:42
Cadillac/Marquette.................Vehicle accident...............3/31/10.......................00:16
Cape Lane............................ M edical..........................3/31/10 ........................ 06:01
Reeves Street ...................... M edical........................... 3/31/10 ........................ 17:24
JudithAvenue.................. Medical.......................... 4/1/10 .........................08:48
Deer Street .............. ............ M medical ..... ...................... 4/1/10 ..................1....... 7:22
Powell Drive ........................ M edical...... ................. 4/2/10 .........................09:30
Als D rive ............................... M edical.............................4/ /10 ................... ..1...12:23
E. John Sims Parkway..........Vehicle accident...............4/2/10.........................14:40
E. John Sims Parkway..........Vehicle accident...............4/2/10.........................17:08
E. John Sims Parkway..........Medical.............................4/2/10.........................18:07
N S R 85 .................................. M edica l..............................4/3/10 .......................... 15:40
Bayshore Drive .................... Medical........................... 4/3/10 ....................... 19:02
N. Partin Drive........................Medical.............................4/3/10 .........................21:42
E. John Sims Parkway..........Medical.......................4/3/10...................21:54
Darlington O ak Drive .............M edical.............................4/3/10 .........................22:55
E. John Sims Parkway..........Medical...........................4/3/10.......................23:29
N. Partin Drive........................Medical.......... ............. 4/4/10 ........ ........... 00:47
23rd Street............................ M medical ........................... 4/4/10 .........................09:53
Duke Drive..............................Medical .............................4/4/10 ......................1...17:59
27th Street............................ M medical ........................... 4/4/10 ........................ 20:17
Azalea Drive...........................Medical.............................4/4/10 .........................20:48
Larkspur Court .......................Medical.............................M4/4/10 ......................... 21:57
Weekly Safety Tip: Test smoke detectors every month, following the manufacturer's
directions and replace batteries twice a year when you change your clocks or
whenever a detector chirps to signal a low battery. Web Page: httpJ/www.city-
ofniceville.org/fire.html
North Bay
The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls March 29 through
April 4.
Location Situation Date Time
Dominica Circle...............Dispatched canceled................................3/29/10....14:37
N. White Point Road.......Dispatched canceled................................3/29/10....16:59
Bluelake Cove.................Alarm activation........................................ 3/29/10....23:40
Canterbury Cove.............Lock out .................................................... 3/30/10....08:21
White Point Road............EMS excluding vehicle accident w/injury..3/30/10....16:48
Bay Drive.........................Medical assist EMS....................................3/31/10....10:41
N. White Point Road.......EMS excluding vehicle accident w/injury..3/31/10....16:50
Parkwood Lane...............EMS excluding vehicle accident w/injury..3/31/10....18:53
N. White Point Road.......EMS excluding vehicle accident w/injury..4/01/10....09:54
Ingrid Court....................EMS excluding vehicle accident w/injury..4/02/10....20:22
Lake Drive .....................Unauthorized burn....................................4/03/10....19:29
Bluewater Blvd./Hwy 20 .Vehicle accident w/injury..........................4/30/10....22:08
Bobcat Cove..................Medical assist EMS..................................4/04/10....08:15
Pinehurst Cove................Medical assist EMS..................................4/04/10....17:40
Visit northbayfd.org for greater detail of incidents.

Valparaiso Volunteer
The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during
the month of March:
Location Situation Date Time
S. John Sim s Parkw ay ......................Fall............ .............. 3/2/10 ................ 12:59
Arrowpoint Cove .............................. Sick call.......................3/3/10 ................... 11:19
Montana Avenue.............................. Sick call.......................3/4/10 ................... 12:21
Chicago Avenue...............................Breathing problem......3/4/10 ................22:46
Jasm ine Avenue .............................. Sick call.................... 3/6/10 ................... 00:06
Valparaiso Parkway.........................Structure fire ...............3/6/10 ................10:25
D ove C ove .........................................Fall...............................3/7/10 ............ ..1...13:00
Edge Avenue.................................... Sick call........................ 3/7/10 ................ 21:08
Carrie W ay ....................................... Brush fire .................. 3/9/10 ................ 23:07
Okaloosa Avenue............................ Choking.................... 3/11/10................. 06:44
Glendale Avenue ............................. Unconscious...............3/12/10 ................02:15
C hicago Avenue.................................Fall............................ 3/12/10 ................09:23
Glendale Avenue ............................. Sick call..................... 3/13/10 ................17:06
Edge Avenue.................................... Allergic reaction ..........3/14/10 ................08:50
O kaloosa Avenue...............................Fall............. .............. 3/15/10 ................21:31
O hio Avenue..................................... M medical alarm .............3/15/10 ................00:14
O kaloosa Avenue...............................Fall............. .............. 3/15/10 ................23:42
O hio Avenue..................................... M medical alarm .............3/16/10 ................00:14
Chicago Avenue............................... Unconscious...............3/16/10 ................14:31
Washington Avenue........................ Fire alarm..................3/16/10 ................16:30
Washington Avenue.........................Seizures....................3/18/10 ................23:29
EdgeAvenue....................................Fire burn complaint....3/19/10 ................15:37
N Bayshore D rive..............................Fall............................. 3/19/10 ................17:10
Q uail Trail ......................................... Patient evaluation.......3/19/10 ................18:23
Glenview Avenue.............................Fire service call ..........3/20/10 ................14:56
S. John Sims Parkway....................Assault......................3/20/10 ................22:31
Kelly M ill Road ................................. Overdose .................. 3/20/10 ................23:58
Kinsey C ourt..................................... S ick call........................ 3/22/10 ................17:15
Edge Avenue.................................... Unconscious...............3/22/10 ................17:15
Washington Avenue.........................Fire alarm..................3/22/10 ................19:06
N. Partin Drive.................................. Station move-up.........3/25/10 ................13:16
N. John Sims Parkway....................Unconscious...............3/26/10 ................12:17
N. John Sim s Parkway......................Sick call....................... 3/26/10 ................16:02
O hio Avenue..................................... M medical alarm .............3/26/10 ................23:42
Edge A venue ......................................Fall..............................3/27/10 ................13:00
Washington Avenue.........................Overdose ..................3/27/10 ................20:10
Okaloosa Avenue............................. Sick call..................... 3/31/10 ................09:32
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Arrests
A 15-year-old Niceville boy
was arrested by Niceville police
March 23 on a misdemeanor
charge of theft. The boy allegedly
stole a pair of boots from Kmart,
1140 E. John Sims Parkway,
walking away in the new boots
and leaving his old boots in the
new boots box left in the store.

Raphael Leon Young, a file
installer, 23, of 409 Elaine Ave.,
Fort Walton Beach, was arrested
by Niceville
police, sub-
sequent to a
traffic stop,
March 25,
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charge of
possession
of marijuana
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sell. After
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tions for Young
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out headlights and for not wearing
a seat belt, and after smelling
burnt marijuana, the officer
received permission to search the
vehicle. The officer found about


250 grams of suspected marijuana
inside a pillowcase on the floor-
board behind the passenger seat.

Scott Eason Bacheller, unem-
ployed, 52, with an at large
address, was arrested by Niceville
police March 24 on the charge of
disorderly intoxication.

Joseph Michael Nelson, 36, of
1510 27th St., Niceville, was
arrested by sheriff's deputies
March 23 on the charge of fraud,
failure to redeliver hired or leased
property over $300. Nelson
allegedly entered into a lease-to-
buy agreement with a Fort Walton
Beach business, 503 Mary Esther
Cut-off, on a $1,100 laptop com-
puter, Jan. 15, 2009. Nelson
allegedly stopped payments on the
computer after July 7, leaving a
$650 unpaid balance, and did not
respond to numerous attempts by
the store and deputies to contact
him. Nelson was also charged the
same date with uttering a worth-
less check.

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Valp. wants derelict


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By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
Valparaiso has asked the
state's Fish and Wildlife
Commission to declare a rusting
barge on Toms Bayou derelict, the
first step in getting the eyesore
removed.
The steel barge was formerly
used by a local construction com-
pany that once leased land on
Bayshore Drive, near the mouth
of Toms Bayou and adjacent to
the city's popular T-Pier park. The
barge was abandoned on the shore
of the property after the contractor
left and has visibly disintegrated
to the point the hull is filled with
more than a foot of water.
City Administrator Carl Scott
said the FWC will try to deter-
mine the owner and get them to
remove the barge. If the owner is
unable to remove the craft,
Okaloosa County has a program
funded with state money to
remove sunken boats, he said.


Beacon photo by Del Lessard
The steel barge formerly used by a construction company lies
partly submerged near the mouth of Tom's Bayou.


In other business at their
March 8 meeting city commis-
sioners:
-Abolished the Library
Board on the recommendation of
Librarian David Weatherford.
One of the main purposes of the
former library board was to assist
the library director with fund-rais-
ing. However only three of the


five seats on the board were filled
and the board's activity had been
reduced in recent years.
Weatherford said that he would
prefer to follow the model that
other libraries in the county
library cooperative by dissolving
the board and forming a Friends
of the Library organization
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Thunderbirds, pyrotechnics set for air show


Air Force honors Eglin 75th anniversary


Staff reports
The Eglin Air Show will take
place Saturday and Sunday, April
10 and 11 on the base. Admission
is free and the gates will be open
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The signature act is the
Thunderbirds (3,600th Air
Demonstration Unit), the Air
Force aerobatic team that was
founded May 25, 1953, at Luke
AFB, Ariz. Originally, the
Thunderbirds flew the F-84G
Thunderjet. Today, they fly the
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting
Falcon Block 52 aircraft.
The Eglin show will be the
Thunderbirds' third of 2010.
They'll perform in 37 overall.
Also on the playbill are the
Army Black Daggers, the official
Special Operations Command
Parachute Demonstration Team.
The Black Daggers are com-
posed of volunteers from
throughout Army Special
Operations and have diverse
backgrounds and are skilled in
various military specialties
including Special Forces,
Rangers, civil affairs, psychologi-
cal operations, and signal and
support. The team includes five
men and one woman, all enlisted.
The Tora, Tora Tora Flying
Reenactment is the
Commemorative Air Force's
recreation of the Japanese attack
on Pearl Harbor that signaled the


beginning of the American
involvement in World War II.
Designed as a living history les-
son, "Tora, Tora, Tora" is intend-
ed as a memorial to all the service
members on both sides who gave
their lives for their countries.
Tora, Tora, Tora is accom-
plished through hundreds of ded-
icated volunteers, most of whom
belong to the Commemorative
Air Force, working as ground
crew, maintenance, pilots and
pyrotechnic experts. The purpose
is to create a dynamic history les-
son about the event that propelled
us into World War II .....and to
entertain.
The 11-man team's perform-
ance will include about 60
pyrotechnic effects.
The McDonnell Douglas (now
B,,iii-.; F/A-18 Hornet, a super-
sonic, all-weather carrier-capable
multirole fighter jet designed to
attack both ground and aerial tar-
gets, will demonstrate its capabil-
ities during the show. The F/A-18
was derived from the YF-17 in the
1970s for use by the Navy and
Marine Corps. The Hornet is also
used by the air forces of several
other nations. It has been the aer-
ial demonstration aircraft for the
U.S. Navy's Flight
Demonstration Squadron, the
Blue Angels, since 1986.
Stunt pilot Kent Pietsch, flying
his 1942 Interstate Cadet, will


perform a comedy act, which
includes extreme maneuvers,
such as the aileron falling off in
mid air. In addition, Kent per-
forms a dead stick (total power
off) aerobatic routine from an alti-
tude of 6,000 feet. The finale of
this performance includes Kent
landing in front of the crowd and
placing the spinner into the hand
of an individual. He has added a
runway to the top of his RV and
lands on it during his RV Top
Landing show. While landing on
his RV, Kent cannot see the RV,
making this landing very difficult.
The air show will also include
the B-25 "Special Delivery, a
WWII bomber owned by the
Lone Star Flight Museum,
Galveston, and the John Bostick
aerial acrobatics show. Bostick,
who lives in Fort Walton Beach,
flew with the Thunderbirds in
their first two years in the F-16A.
The Red Bull Helicopter and
Skydiving Team, featuring Chuck
Aaron, the first and only civilian
pilot to be licensed by the Federal
Aviation Administration to per-
form aerobatics in a helicopter,
which he does 25 times a year
across the U.S. in a tricked up
BO-105, courtesy of Red Bull.
Cell phones, pagers, handheld
portable electrical devices, cam-
era and camcorders, small folding
chairs, umbrellas and sunshades,
wheelchairs, baby bags and


'Tora Tora Tora,' a reenactment group flying refurbished Japanese Zeros, depicts the 1941 attack on
Pearl Harbor.


strollers are allowed on the flight-
line. The following items are not
allowed: weapons (regardless of
permit) including firearms,
knives, replica or toy weapons,
alcoholic beverages, pets (other
than service animals), glass con-
tainers, ice chests or coolers, bags
larger than a small purse or fanny
pack, bicycles, roller skates, roller
blades or skateboards and remote-
controlled vehicles.


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John Bostick T-6 Acrobat
Red Bull Helo
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Cost of burial rises as much as 17% in Valp.


By Del Lessard
Beacon Staff Writer
While the cost of living or
consumer price index in 2009
declined slightly from the year
before, the cost of dying is
going up.
The Valparaiso city commis-
sion approved a resolution rais-
ing the rates charged for several
interment services at city-owned
Sunset Cemetery. The price
hikes, which range from 5.1 per-
cent for Sunday services to 17.5


percent for infant services,
became effective in January.
The cost to open and close a
grave went up by $35 without
set-ups to $70 more if set-ups
are also requested. The sur-
charge for weekend or holiday
services increased by $20 to
$25, depending on the day
requested.
The rate hikes were blamed
on price increases from Glenco,
a DeFuniak Springs company
which provides burial services


to the city, according to Tammy
Johnson, the city clerk. The city
hired the company without com-
petitive bidding, she said, after
the staff called several compa-
nies for price quotes.
On a different subject,
Valparaiso city commissioners
also agreed earlier this year to
accept a $1 million state trans-
portation improvement grant to
build new sidewalks in residen-
tial neighborhoods surrounding
Lewis Middle School. Don


Caverly, a resident of the Indian
Shores subdivision, told com-
missioners that some members
of the Indian Shores owners
association are opposed to
building sidewalks on that por-
tion of Jasmine Avenue without
the subdivision. Caverly said
that some owners were con-
cerned that the sidewalks would
be built on their side of the
street, while others were con-
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Page A-7


COUPLE
From page A-1
tax system on various theories and
provided customers with a pur-
ported "reliance defense" that con-
sisted of a paper trail of frivo-
lous correspondence which a
client could allegedly use as
evidence of good faith if the
client were prosecuted. Other
PQI vendors sold fraudulent
schemes for eliminating credit
card debt.
PQI purported to sell only
CDs and tickets to offshore


conferences. However, PQI
acted as a gateway to its fraud-
ulent vendors. PQI clients
seeking the tax evasion and
debt elimination vendors could
access the products only if
they joined PQI first. The cost
of membership ranged from
$1,350 to $18,750, depending
on the level of access.
As established at trial by
the government, Claudia
Hirmer, Dover Perry, Arnold
Manansala, Michael Leonard
and Arthur Merino were mem-
bers of the executive council
of PQI. The executive council


selected vendors, guided the
day-to-day operation of the
company, planned offshore
conferences and fielded cus-
tomers complaints, which
were voluminous. Mark
Hirmer managed PQI's
finances on a day-to-day basis.
Between 2002 and 2008 PQI
had more than 11,000 mem-
bers throughout the U.S.
According to the evidence
presented, none of the defen-
dants filed tax returns while
they were involved in the PQI
conspiracy.
Claudia and Mark Hirmer


were convicted for evading
the payment of more than $2
million in income taxes,
penalties and interest for years
1996-2001. The Hirmers
sought to evade the payment
of their tax liability in numer-
ous ways, including extensive
use of cashier's checks and
cash and extensive use of
nominee companies and off-
shore accounts. Additionally,
the Hirmers attempted to strip
the equity out of one of their
homes by granting a bogus
mortgage to a Panamanian
nominee entity they con-


trolled.
Sentencing is scheduled for
July 6.
"Today's convictions send
a powerful and unequivocal
message to those who seek to
evade and help others evade
their taxes," said Acting
Assistant Attorney General
John DiCicco, of the Justice
Department's Tax Division.
"Those who promote tax fraud
schemes will be investigated,
prosecuted and convicted, and
they also face substantial
prison sentences," he said.
"The use of abusive trust


schemes and fraudulent debt
elimination tactics intended to
conceal income from the IRS
isn't tax planning; it's crimi-
nal activity," said Victor S.O.
Song, chief, IRS Criminal
Investigation. "There is no
secret formula that can elimi-
nate a person's tax obliga-
tions," he said. "Today's ver-
dict reinforces our commit-
ment to every American tax-
payer that we will identify and
prosecute those who promote
illegal financial transactions
designed to evade the payment
of taxes."


BOYD
From page A-1
version that came before the
House in November. The
November House bill did very lit-
tle to curb rising costs in our
health care system, as determined
by the nonpartisan Congressional
Budget Office, which is why
Congressman Boyd cast his vote
against it. Unlike the House bill,
the final health care bill-devel-
oped primarily in the Senate-
includes many positive provisions
that will help the people of North
Florida.
The legislation takes meaning-
ful steps to reduce the costs of
health care services, helping to
lower monthly insurance premi-
ums and doctor bills for thousands
of North Floridians. The bill pro-
vides the largest middle class tax
credits for health care in our
nation's history, helping 194,000
households and 15,000 small
businesses in North Florida afford
health insurance, and it caps annu-
al out-of-pocket costs to lessen the
burden health care costs have
been inflicting on North
Floridians. And according to the
Congressional Budget Office, not
only will this reform be fully paid
for, it will reduce the federal
deficit by $1.2 trillion over 20
years, constituting the single
largest deficit reduction effort
since 1993."
"It's also important to note
that, unlike the November House
bill, the legislation Congressman
Boyd supported does not include a
public option, nor does it create
any type of new entitlement pro-
gram. Under the new law, the pri-
vate sector will continue to admin-
ister the health insurance
Americans receive, but it will do
so in an open and competitive
market-called an exchange-
that will help lower costs for
everyone. The exchange will
function almost identically to the
federal employees health benefits
program, the system by which all
federal employees, including
Congressman Boyd, receive their
health care benefits.
The exchange will provide
consumers a menu of options to
choose from, each with a different
level of coverage and cost, and
each administered by the private
sector. Mr. Boyd and his staff, as
well as other elected officials and
federal staff, will transition from
the current federal employees
benefit system to the exchange
once it is set up and running."
Did anyone from the White
House or the House Speaker's
office, or anyone acting for
them, offer anything to Rep.
Boyd to encourage him in his
vote switch? Did any such peo-
ple warn Rep. Boyd of any
potential consequences if he did
not change his vote?
"No. Congressman Boyd
based his support for the bill on
the benefits it will provide to peo-
ple of North Florida as well as the
responsible steps it takes to lower
health care costs and the federal
deficit, as determined by the non-
partisan Congressional Budget
Office."
What about reports that the
day Rep. Boyd voted for the
health care reform bill, voters in
Florida's 2nd Congressional
District received recorded
phone calls praising his deci-
sion, and encouraging people to
support him in upcoming elec-
tions? The phone call a Beacon
reporter received at home said it
was "Paid for by the
Democratic National
Committee."
"Congressman Boyd
announced his intentions to sup-
port the health care bill on Friday,
March 19, after studying the final
legislation and the CBO score,
which was released on March 18.
You will have to ask the DNC
when and why they decided to


issue calls of support."
Has Rep. Boyd been subject-
ed to any special pressure to
oppose the health care bill, and
has he been targeted by any
threats or acts of violence or
vandalism since the vote took
place? There have been reports
of such threats against other
leading Democratic leaders.
"Congressman Boyd's offices
have received thousands of calls,
e-mails, letters and faxes from
passionate individuals on both
sides of the issue, but no one has
crossed the line in any of their cor-
respondence to his offices."
What is Rep. Boyd's position
on federal funding for abortion,
and what role, if any, did that
issue play in his decision?
"Congressman Boyd does not
support federal funds being used
for abortion. He supports the pro-
visions currently in effect, the
Hyde Amendment, which pro-
hibits the use of certain federal
funds from being used for abor-
tion, other than in cases of rape,
incest, or when the mother's life
is in danger, as well as the lan-
guage in the final health care
bill that prevents federal subsi-
dies from being used for abor-
tion in the exchange."


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Wednesday, April 7, 2010


The Inquiring Photographer


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-Mike Griffith


"If teachers are doing "I'm against it. There are
a good job, the test so many children with
scores will reflect it, learning disabilities, who
and they deserve can't test well. They
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Tina Gray, 39,
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SHERIFF
From page A-1

supervisor with the U.S. Customs
Service and the Department of
Homeland Security, said he will
focus on budget issues, citing his
experience with budgets of more
than $100 million. He also prom-
ised to "ask the tough questions,"
needed to manage a large organi-
zation and make improvements.
Patterson said his "intention is
to be the new blood the Sheriff's
Office needs." He said he had con-
tacted the governor as early as
August 2008, calling attention to


Alicia Moore, 39,
Niceville,
substitute teacher


problems with the Sheriff's
Office, including possible corrup-
tion in the OCSO's leadership.
Taylor, a 33-year veteran of the
Fort Walton Beach Police
Department, said he will "give
whatever service you need," as
sheriff.
Thacker said, "I really, truly
want to be your sheriff," citing his
27 years of experience in law
enforcement. He said he will ask
the county commission to allow
the Sheriff's Office to be funded
through a special property tax,
with its own millage rate separate
from the rest of the county. In that
way, he said, he would be person-


"That's a difficult "It shouldn't be the only
question. When factor. A lot depends on
students get a poor what kind of students
grade, it's not always the teachers have to
the fault of the teacher." work with."


Jerrie Yost, 46,
Niceville,
school volunteer


ally accountable for all spending
and taxation related to the sheriff's
office.
During the question and
answer session, candidates were
asked how they would deal with
drug sales and gang activity in
Okaloosa County.
Thacker said eliminating gang
activity would be "a long
process," but that he will ensure
that deputies react immediately to
calls regarding drug and gang
activity.
Taylor said he has extensive
experience with drug investiga-
tions, and would seek state and
federal grants and participate in
multi-agency task forces to deal
with gang and drug problems.
Patterson promised that if he is
elected, "Drug dealers will think
the hand of God has descended
upon them."
Menchel said the key to han-
dling drug and gang problems is
by training deputies to identify
and gather intelligence about drug
and gang organizations and activi-
ties.


Quinn Bartee, 17,
Mossy Head,
Niceville High School student


Livingston said more must be
done to link Okaloosa County to
multi-agency operations, and that
Okaloosa has become "separated"
from such cooperative efforts, a
problem he plans to correct.
Hord said he will use "new
methods" to combat drugs and
gangs. He said old methods of
"working up the chain" to arrest
first small, then progressively larg-
er and more powerful drug deal-
ers, should give way to a more
grass-roots approach of "knocking
and talking" with people who live
in neighborhoods with drug and
gang problems, and enlisting those
residents into community-wide
efforts to combat such crimes.
Ashley said that under his lead-
ership, the OCSO has identified
69 specific gang members in the
county, and recently made 29 drug
arrests as part of a program to cur-
tail drug sales.
Candidates were also asked to
name something they would cut
from the OCSO budget.
Thacker said he would trim
staff, and again mentioned his


"I think it's wrong. Test
scores alone don't
take enough of the
student's performance
into account."


Heidi Wong, 34,
Niceville,
fitness instructor


intention to separate the OCSO
budget and property tax millage
rate from the rest of the county to
ensure accountability to voters.
Taylor said he will "flatten" the
OCSO organizational structure
and put more deputies on the road.
He said he has made such budget
cuts to the FWBPD budget in the
last couple of years.
Patterson, citing his experience
as a Fort Walton Beach city coun-
cilman, said he would order a
"functional audit" of the OCSO,
consolidate functions, and "justify
every dime" spent.
Menchel said he will "stream-
line and restructure the Sheriff's
Office for efficiency." He said the
OCSO has too many managers,
including "sergeants who are in
charge of no one."
Livingston said he will "start at
the top" to eliminate unneeded
management and supervisory
positions, and will work to make
police vehicles last longer before
they are replaced.
Hord also promised to flatten
the OCSO's organizational struc-


"My mother and my
father-in-law are both
teachers. I just think
they're underpaid
altogether, and to base
their pay on their
student's performance
would be unfair."
Dana Tatar, 28,
Niceville,
homemaker


ture. He compared the OCSO to
the Roman Catholic Church,
which he said operates world-
wide with only four layers of man-
agement-priests, bishops, cardi-
nals, and the pope-while the
OCSO has eight layers of manage-
ment.
Ashley said making actual cuts
is harder to do than to promise,
especially in a declining national
economy that tends to drive crime
rates up at the same time police
budgets are going down.
Nevertheless, he said, he has man-
aged to make some recent cuts and
improve efficiency through such
measures as obtaining federal and
state grants to fund the county's
new emergency operations center,
and computerizing some parts of
the OCSO communications, com-
mand and control system. He said
about 87 percent of the OCSO
budget is devoted to personnel
costs, but he hopes to trim such
costs by using more "flex time"
scheduling of deputies and reduc-
ing the amount of overtime
deputies work.


BLOTTER
From page A-3
was arrested by Niceville police
March 31 for domestic violence
battery, two or more prior convic-
tions.

A 16-year-old Fort Walton
Beach boy, a student, was arrest-
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for harassing communications,
repeated phone calls. On Feb. 6
the mother of a Niceville boy
answered the phone in an
attempt to resolve a harassment
problem. However, after the
caller threatened to bring a gun
to school the mother informed
the caller that she was going to
contact police, then hung up.
DUI arrests
Shauna Lee Lapan, 32, of 312
Washington Ave., Valparaiso,
was arrested by Niceville police
for DUI on Highway 85 at
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traffic crash with a street sign
that caused an estimated $2,800
damage but no injuries prior to
the time police arrived on scene.

Michael Ray Miller, 38, of
308 Palm Blvd., Destin, was
arrested by Niceville police for
DUI on Highway 85 at College
Boulevard, March 28 at 3:32
p.m. Miller was also cited for
speeding, 66 mph in a 45 mph
zone.
Thefts
A Niceville man reported his
vehicle was burglarized by
unknown persons) while parked
at a Destin shopping center,
4300 Legendary Drive, March
24. The burglar(s) reportedly
stole $50 cash from the vehicle.
Criminal Mischief
A Niceville resident reported
March 23 that unknown per-
son(s) had entered her self stor-
age unit, 4590 E. Highway 20,
sometime Dec. 15-March 23 and
stole several items. The victim
discovered the theft March 23
when she noticed her key-pad-
lock had been removed from the
storage unit, and replaced with a
generic combination lock. After
the business helped the victim
remove the new padlock, she


discovered several items miss-
ing.
A Niceville couple from the
4100 block of Mossy Cove
Court learned March 23 that
their vehicle had been burglar-
ized and a GPS unit stolen. The
couple, who returned from a trip
Feb. 20 and later couldn't find
the GPS unit they had used dur-
ing the trip, assumed they had
misplaced the item. After men-
tioning the missing GPS to a
deputy March 23, they were
directed to contact the evidence
section, where their GPS unit
was located, identified by serial
number and returned to the vic-
tims. The GPS unit was one of a
large number of stolen items that
were recovered Feb. 23 during a
burglary investigation in which
four teens were arrested.

Other
Franklyn Ciprian
Applewhite, 54, of 157 S. Main
St., Crestview,, and Deborah
Applewhite, 55, of 211-D Evans
St., Niceville, were issued
notices to appear by Niceville
police March 25 for allowing
minors to possess alcohol at an
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notices to appear, each charged
with resisting an officer without
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allegedly told officers the adults
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know about the party. The 17-
year-old boy allegedly gave
police a false name and address.

James Michael Franks Jr., 21,
of 4494 Tucker Road, Golden,
Miss., was issued a notice to
appear by Niceville police
March 17, subsequent to a traffic
stop, on the charge of possession
of less than 20 grams of marijua-
na. A passenger in Franks' vehi-
cle, Nikita 0. Moore, 39, of 18
N. Second St., # 203, Memphis,
Tenn., was also issued a notice to
appear on the same charge.

A 15-year-old Niceville boy,
a student, was issued a notice to
appear by sheriff's deputies
March 18 for possession of less
than 20 grams of marijuana.
School officials found the boy
with a clear plastic bag of sus-
pected marijuana. The boy told
deputies he found the bag of
marijuana on the street.

A 14-year-old boy from
DeFuniak Springs, a student,
was issued a notice to appear by
sheriff's deputies, March 18, for
possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana. School officials in
Niceville found the boy with two
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Ruckel swimmers 5-0, 4-1


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recently wrapped up their season.
The boys finished with a 5-0
record and earned a third county
championship in a row. The girls
finished with a 4-1 record and
came in as county runners-up.
Members of the boys team
are Michael Bartley, Nick
Pizzolato, Gannon Woods,
Chandler Weeks, Teddy
Vaughen, Tristan Coleman,
Connor Ballasch, Andrew
Paauwe, Garrett Olds, Chaz
Brechler, Hunter Werenskjold,
Bryan Turnball, Matt Nelson,


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Rix, Austin Fairchild, Chase
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Ash, Joe Clauson, and Andrew
Edwards.
Members of the girls team are
Brook Meredith, Mariah Wendt,
Meghan Garrant, Colleen
Goodenogh, Sarah Hammond,
Olivia Rackley, Angela Rhodes,
Mikayla Savage, Kendall


Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson
Eagle throws a strike
Niceville High School pitcher Shannon Lord fires a fastball
to catcher Haley Baker during the March 25 game with
Crestview. Niceville won, 6-0.



NHS No. 1 school

in sports points


Niceville High School led its
division following winter sports
competition in the 2009-10
FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine
Cup All-Sports Awards Point
Standings. Niceville totalled
512.5 points to hold the lead in
Class 5A over Melbourne and St.
Thomas Aquinas, Fort
Lauderdale, which tied for sec-


ond with 447 points.
Points are awarded a school
based on its finish in FHSAA
State Series competition in each
sport in the classification in
which it has been assigned to
compete. The top 16 places are
scored.


Pfeiffer, Abigail Mistretta,
Hannah Taylor, Caroline Shreck,
Maddie Yen, Je'Anna Parnell,
Alex Messmore, Erica Mitchell,
Sophia Bergmann, Taylor Joiner,
Jessica Gunn, Tierney Hamilton,
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Elizabeth Fagundes, Phoebe
Anders, Corinne Dempsey,
Hannah Nowers, Maria
Shayneyfelt, Ali Henning, Kristi
King, Julia Vitale, and Kathryn
Rampley. The head coach for the
Rams is Kathy Ritacco.
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Chase Turner, Matt Markwardt,
Michael Bartley, and Austin
Fairchild. The breast stroke relay
record was broken by Matt
Markwardt, Chaz Brechler,
Austin Fairchild, and Chase
Turner. And the record breaking
backstroke relay team included
Chase Turner, Cody
McWilliams, Matt Markwardt,
and Michael Bartley.


Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson

Eagle gets the out
Niceville second baseman Chase Darhower lays a tag on a
Tippecanoe runner trying to steal second during Thursday's
baseball game. The Eagles dropped only their second game of
the season, 11-4.




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THE BAY BEACON


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


VOTE
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5,244-5,145, but Gaetz more
than made up the difference in
Santa Rosa County, where he
garnered 1,168 votes to Barker's
434.
Femald is an Air Force veter-


an who works for a Fort Walton
Beach defense contractor.
Besides the difference in politi-
cal parties, she said her candida-
cy "offers voters a chance to
break away from electing anoth-
er well-connected political can-
didate without a lot of life expe-
rience. People say they want
something different," she said.


She said her decision to enter
the special election was motivat-
ed in part by one-party politics
in the Panhandle, which "turned
me off." In her view, conserva-
tives in the Panhandle are hurt
by the perception that only
Panhandle Republicans can win
office. She said that perception
results in this area not getting its


share of resources and attention
from the Republican-dominated
Legislature.
Femald said she "definitely"
plans to file for the District 4
House race on the Nov. 2 gener-
al election ballot if she's elected
in the special election April 13,
and that she's "heavily leaning"
in that direction even if she's


bested by Gaetz this month.
On April 14, one day after
next week's special election,
District 4 House candidates will
be allowed to begin filing paper-
work with the state's election
division for the Nov. 2 general
election. The qualifying period
for the November race is from
noon, June 14, to noon, June 18.


A primary election, if needed, is
scheduled for Aug. 24.
Early voting for Okaloosa
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and runs until Saturday, April
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Commission seeks


nominations for


Wall of Honor

Plaques will be placed on UWF campus


Niceville nominations are
being sought for the Okaloosa
County Commission on the
Status of Women (OCCSW)
2010 Women's Wall of Honor.
The nominations are due April
15.
Each year, the OCCSW
holds a ceremony to honor
special women in the county
who have contributed to the
well-being of children, fami-
lies and the citizens of our
community. This year, the cer-
emony to honor the nominees
will be held at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 4, in the com-
munity room in the adminis-
tration building at the
University of West Florida
Emerald Coast, Fort Walton
Beach Campus.
The honorees' names are
placed on a plaque located in
the library at the Fort Walton
Beach campus of the
University of West Florida
with a nearby book containing
a biographical page for each
woman.
"Women in our community
have made tremendous contri-
butions to our county's
growth, health, education,
welfare and culture," says
Lois Hoyt, chair of the
OCCSW. "This is a great
opportunity for family mem-
bers, co-workers and employ-
ers to honor the women in
their lives that contribute so
much by bringing these dedi-
cated everyday women to our
citizens' attention."
The nomination form and
more information can be
found at occsw.org/woh.htm.
The form, a short paragraph
(100 words or less) about the
woman you wish to honor, her
photo and a $100 donation to
the OCCSW should be sub-


mitted to the Okaloosa County
Commission on the Status of
Women, Post Office Box 681,
Niceville, Florida 32588. Or
for more information and a
nomination form, contact
Shirley Pigott at 651-3095 or
shirleypigott @ cox.net.
In 2009, 11 women were
honored, including Sharilyn
Darnell, Jeri M. Ghosh, Nancy
Grigsby, Martha Miller,
Shirley Pigott, Kimberly
Quartel, Lisa Jo Spencer,
Carol Stearns, Joyce Stepp-
Lathrop, Marijo Strauss and
Marilyn Joan Young.
The Okaloosa County
Commission on the Status of
Women (OCCSW) was estab-
lished by the Board of County
Commissioners in 1995 for
the purpose of recognizing
and honoring women who
have made significant contri-
butions to the improvement of
women and citizens of
Okaloosa County. The
OCCSW membership is com-
posed of appointments by
county commissioners and
representatives of various
women's organizations. Each
year they take nominations for
the Okaloosa County
Women's Hall of Fame, con-
duct special activities during
Women's History Month, pro-
vide a speakers bureau
addressing various women's
issues, and partner with Jobs
Plus and the Workforce
Development board in the
"Suit Up to Move Up" pro-
gram to provide appropriate
clothing for ladies trying to
get off welfare and into the
workforce. For more informa-
tion, contact Lois Hoyt,
lahoyt@cox.net or visit the
organization's Web site,
occsw.org.


ie Hlleritage m1luseum ol UI
Northwest Florida, Valparaiso
was one of four organizations
that received a grant from
The Okaloosa Arts Alliance
(OAA). The museums portion
of the grant totaled $500 The


Museum gets $500 grant ,
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purpose oI U AA, a 5 clut) 3
non-profit arts agency is to
support and promote art and
culture in Okaloosa County
through a variety of means.
More information:
okaloosaarts.org.


Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss
Shelley Maxwell's, Waylynne Harris' and Gilda Winn's Kindergarten classes at Rocky
Bayou Christian celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss March 2. They participated in a vari-
ety of Dr. Seuss activities, reading Dr. Seuss books and ended the morning with a break-
fast consisting of "green eggs and ham". "Reading is a very important part of what we do
here," said Winn, a 20-year veteran K4 teacher. "Rocky Bayou boasts many Kindergarten
students who are already able to read and enjoy Dr. Seuss books."


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Elks honor community members
Honored at the annual Community Service Awards dinner by the Twin Cities Elks Lodge
No. 2747 were, from left, Valparaiso police officer James Maloney, Niceville police officer
Richard Austin, Okaloosa County EMS Donald Pendergraft, Niceville firefighter Anthony
Brady, Bay Beacon writer Mike Griffith and Valparaiso firefighter Chad Lee. Following din-
ner, each honoree was presented with a quartz clock.


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team of 18 sixth graders finishing
third with a score of 610. The
state win ranked them at 177 out


of the 322 sixth-grade teams that
competed internationally.
Plew Elementary School's
team of 16 fifth graders placed
fourth in the state with a score of
597, ranking them at 82 out of
281 fifth-grade teams participat-
ing internationally.


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E-mail items to
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Michaela Suzanne
Buglewicz of Niceville, and a
senior in language arts education
at the University of Nebraska-
Lincoln, was named to the
Deans' List/Honor Roll for the
fall semester of the 2009-10 aca-
demic year.

The April 2010 Yard of the
Month for the City of Niceville
is awarded to Laverne and
Patrick Armstrong, 923
Hospital Drive.

Okaloosa County Sheriffs
Office Chief Deputy Larry
Ashley presented a $2,000 check
to the Children's Advocacy
Center, Niceville. The donation
is from drug forfeitures/seized
assets. The money will help off-
set the cost for agencies from
Okaloosa and Walton counties to
send staff to the annual Child
Abuse Training Conference. The
training helps enhance services
for child abuse victims as well as
efforts to hold offenders account-
able.

Several Lewis Middle School
art students participated in the
Cox Black History Month Poster
Contest in February. They were:
Mykael Briley, Samantha
Thompson, Chelsey Claffey,
Zack Duplantis, Stella Kim,
Joshua Ingram, Jorden
Holland (third place in county),
Brock Schaefer, Matt Foil,
Emily Klamerus, Cheyanne
Dent, Amber Fling, and Brooke
Jones (first place in county).

Rocky Bayou Christian
Academy sophomores Neely
Fawaz, Emily Johnpeer, Corey
Koster, Nicole Lane, Brittany
Tiller, Heather Trippe, and
Sophia Masone were selected to
participate in the 2010 Rotary
Youth Leadership Award
(RYLA) program. They will go
to Wallwood Boy Scout Camp in
Quincy April 15-18. Students
were selected to attend this all-
expenses-paid camp to discuss
and practice leadership skills
because of their service to the
community.

Jonathan Allen of Rocky
Bayou Christian Academy has
been honored for his exemplary
volunteer service with the
President's Volunteer Service
Award. The award recognizes
Americans of all ages who have
volunteered significant amounts
of time to serve their communi-
ties and their country. Jonathan, a
junior, participated in the Spirit
of Community program this year
as a representative of the school.
He has been an Eagle Scout
since the age of 15, and earned
his award by volunteering many
hours in community improve-
ment.

Woody's Hog Heaven owner
Steve Carrasco presented a
$250 donation to Gina Marini,
manager of the Heritage
Museum of Northwest Florida.
The Niceville restaurant hosted a
benefit in January to support the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
and Traveling Museum coming
to Okaloosa county June 17-20
at the C.H. "Bull" Rigdon
Fairgrounds in Fort Walton
Beach.


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Northwest

Fla. State

schedules

tech forum


Northwest Florida State
College (NWFSC) will host the
first Career and Technical
Education Information
Te elii ,-. (IT) Forum Friday,
April 16, at 5 p.m., in the
Robert E. Greene Jr. Science
building on the Niceville cam-
pus in the main lecture hall,


building S, room 110. The
event is free of charge and is
sponsored by NWFSC's Office
of Workforce Education,
Career Resource Center, and
Business division.
Walton County School
District Career Development
Center and Florida A& M's


S.T.A.R.S. Alliance will dis-
cuss/demonstrate their current
IT and IS programs of study.
Area IT professionals will par-
ticipate in a panel discussion to
highlight their career paths and
provide feedback to the audi-
ence. More information: 729-
5202 or CRC@nwfsc.edu.


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E-mail items to
info@baybeacon.com.

Evans-Winn
Carrie Evans, daughter of
Caroline Sullivan, Niceville,
became engaged to Justin
Winn, son of Virginia Winn and
Mark and Marcia Winn, Jan. 2,
2010.
Carrie graduated from
Niceville High School
in 2000.


Carrie Evans
and
Justin Winn




Justin graduated from
Olympic Heights Community
High School, Boca Raton, in
1999.
The two graduated from the
University of Florida,
Gainesville, where they met.
Winn is finishing his master's in
management from Webster
University, Ocala. They both
live in Gainesville, where
Evans works as a project man-
ager for Cabot Construction,
Inc.
They plan to marry in the
spring of 2011 in Savannah, Ga.


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groups, sports and recreational programs or children's advocacy).
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Church donates Easter baskets
The members of Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church made their annual donation of
Easter baskets to Sharing and Caring, which distributed the baskets to children of their
clients. Sharing and Caring treasurer Freida Spence, left, and volunteers Nancy Kirkwood
and Ron Benson were on hand for the delivery. In all, 134 baskets filled with Easter candy,
toys and dental hygiene products were donated to the food bank. In addition, 45 filled bas-
kets were donated for distribution to the Salvation Army in Fort Walton Beach.


Beacon photo by Stacie Morgan

Curves collects a ton of food
During its annual March food drive members of Curves in Niceville collected 2,125 pounds
of non-perishable food for the local Sharing and Caring. Curves has been sponsoring an
annual food drive since 2005. Kneeling, from left are: Sherry Lewis, Joyce Kefalas, Carol
Tuckey and Nadine Edeburn. Standing, from left: Sharing and Caring volunteer Jerry Barnett,
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Children's Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Wheda
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Rocky swims with manatees
The sixth grade classes from Rocky Bayou Christian School went to Crystal River
recenlty to swim with the manatees. The students were able to touch the mana-
tees as they swam with them. They encountered approximately 24 manatees dur-
ing the experience. The group (50 in all) enjoyed a visit to the Homosassa Springs
Wildlife Park as well.


Honor Choir concert entertains
The Twin Cities Honor Choir concert was held March 23 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on
the Northwest Florida State College campus, Niceville. A total of about 350 students from
schools in the Twin Cities area participated.


RBCS athletes score high


The Rocky Bayou Christian
School (RBCS) Mathletes attend-
ed the Second Regional Mu
Alpha Theta last month at Gulf
Coast Community College,
Panama City.
RBCS, the only school repre-
senting Okaloosa county, sent 40
students to the unclassed event.
The Algebra I team, consisting
of eighth graders Tyler Paskell,
Caleb Pearson, Kat Koster, and
Ashley Lee, brought home the
fifth-place team trophy. The fifth


place calculus team trophy was
taken by seniors Harrison Kim,
James Kim, and Matt McDorman
and junior YuXuan Zhang. RBCS
took home the fifth place overall
sweepstakes trophy, a special
prize given for the 1A school
competing in a pool of 14 much
larger schools.
Florida's Mu Alpha Theta
Association also publishes com-
bined regional results for the
entire state, and RBCS' perform-
ance placed them in the top 30th


percentile of all competing
schools in Florida from Pensacola
to the Everglades.
RBCS's top two scorers in
each category were: Hae-In Yoo
and Chan-Young Lee (Algebra
II), Pang Junnongyai and Glory
Allen (PreCalculus), Sophia Kim
and Harrison Kim (Calculus),
Emily Wilson and Su Ho Im
(Statistics), Tyler Paskell and
Kelly Hanning (Algebra I), and
Shiloh Johns and Kimberly
McMahon (Geometry).


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Edge program focuses


on '7 Habits' formula


Edge Elementary School is
working on its Leadership
Initiative, using "The Leader in
Me" process. The process is
designed to develop essential
life skills and characteristics.
Using the language of the
"7 Habits of Highly Effective
People," posters, explanations,
and real-life examples, stu-
dents look for the habits in lit-
erature, history, and their own
lives.
"As I walk into classrooms,
I can hear 5-year olds say
"Look, we're synergizing"
while they work in cooperative
groups," said Principal Shelly


Arneson. "We are seeing fewer
discipline referrals than in the
last three years. The proof is
apparent at Edge-teaching
and modeling leadership skills
work. I can't wait to see what
happens next."
The goal for this year is to
get the students and staff mem-
bers familiar with the 7 Habits,
while adapting the existing cul-
ture to fit "The Leader in Me."
A shorter term goal is to
raise the funds for staff train-
ing and leadership resources.
The Wisdom Wall was con-
ceived as a fundraising effort
to help finance the Leadership


initiative and allow past and
present staff, parents and stu-
dents to leave their permanent
mark at the school.
Bricks range from $25 for a
4-by-8, to $100 for an 8-by-8
with a tiger head on it.
Companies can also order 8-
by-8 bricks with their company
logo for $100. A limited num-
ber of 16-by-16 black granite
tiles are available for sponsor-
ship.
For more information, call
the school at 833-4138, e-mail
edgeelementary@gmail.com or
visit okaloosa.kl2.fl.us/edge/
wisdomwall.shtml.


OFFICIAL SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION SAMPLE BALLOT
OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA
APRIL 13, 2010
TO VOTE, COMPLETELY FILL IN THE OVAL W NEXT TO YOUR
CHOICE. Use only a dark pen or pencil. If you make a mistake, don't
hesitate to ask for a new ballot. If you erase or make other marks, your
vote may not count.

LEGISLATIVE
STATE REPRESENTATIVE
DISTRICT 4
(Vote for One)

Matt Gaetz REP
Jan Fernald DEM


This Sample Ballot for the April 13, 2010 Special General Election
is for VOTERS ONLY IN FLORIDA HOUSE DISTRICT 4,
registered by the March 15, 2010 book closing.


() Eligible voters reside in Florida House District 4, which is
comprised of the following precincts: All of 10, 14, 15, 16, 17,
18,19, 20, 21, 22: part of 23; all of 24, 25; part of 26, all of 27,
28, 29, 30; part of 31; all of 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41; part
of 42; all of 43, 44; part of 46; part of 47; all of 48.

C) If you have moved since you last voted or are unsure of your
State House District, please check with the Supervisor of
Elections office to verify if you are eligible for this election.

() Early voting will be at the University of Florida- REEF located
at 1350 North Poquito Road in Shalimar from April 5-10,
Monday-Saturday. Hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm. Absentee
ballots will be available at the Supervisor of Elections offices
in Fort Walton Beach and Crestview.

C- Polling places for registered State House District 4 voters are
open from 7am to 7pm on April 13.


302 Wilson Street N, Ste 102
Crestview, Fl 32536


ote
Paul Lux, Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections
www.GoVote-Okaloosa.com


Phone: 850.689.5600

1804 Lewis Turner Blvd, Ste 404
Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32547
Phone: 850.651.7272


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dents recently participated in a stu-
dent council-sponsored project,
"Helping Others Makes Cents." Over
several weeks students throughout
the school brought in their pennies
and collected $435 to donate to the
Red Cross for relief efforts in Haiti.
From left: Student Council officers
Taylor Butler, Summer Padgett and
Blayze McBrayer with Terri Rossi of
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The Eglin Flyer and
the Hurlburt Patriot
base newspapers seek
a freelance reporter to
write human interest
features and cover
events on and off
base. You must be
available most days.
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and $5 a photo, when
published. Writing
experience is
essential, as is access
to a home computer
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and weekends. Apply
in person. EEOC
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THE BAY BEACON.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010


EI -mail items to
info@baybeacon.com
before 5 p.m. Wednesday

Blood drives Easter week
April 7 -White Wilson Medical
Center, 1005 Mar Walt Dr., Fort
Walton Beach,
9:30 a.m.-3:30
p.m. and Alys
Beach, Sandestin,
noon-5 p.m.
April 12-
University of West
Florida, 1170 Martin Luther King Jr.
Blvd., Fort Walton Beach campus, 8
a.m.-3 p.m.
Scrabble Anyone?
If you enjoy playing Scrabble,
head to the Niceville Public Library
today, April 7, and April 21, beginning
at 9:30 a.m. Scrabble boards for the
adult community will be ready to go.
To reserve a spot: 7294090.
Potluck for seniors
Twin Cities Senior Citizens Club,
264 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso, will
meet Thursday, April 8, at 3 p.m.
Potluck, Bingo, Ages 50 plus wel-
come. Come join us for fun, food and
friends. For more info call Jo at 678-
8645 or Ruth at 6784346. We hope to
see you there.


Learn about bromeliads
The Bluewater Bay Garden Club
will hold its monthly meeting
Thursday April 8, 9:30 a.m., at the
Bluewater Bay
Clubhouse on
B 1 u e water r
Boulevard. Guest
speaker is Joyce
Waters-Smith,
giving a talk on
the growing and care of bromeliads.
Plants will be available for purchase.
New members and guests are wel-
come. More information: President
Audrey Hains, 897-3624.
Women's Realtor meeting
The Women's Council of Realtors
Business Resource meeting is April 8
at The Palms of Destin, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Deborah Ashbrook from Coldwell
Banker United, who serves as a busi-
ness consultant and strategic planner
for Coldwell Banker brokers around
the country, will speak on the impor-
tance of and tips on Internet market-
ing. Reservations: Vicki Hoover,
vhoover@hstitleandescrow.com.
Tabernacle talk
All God's Children & the Living
Word Worship Center, 40 S. John
Sims Parkway, Valparaiso will feature
guest speaker Jeanette Strauss, 6 p.m.,
Saturday, April 10. Strauss, author of
"Heavenly Impact," is dedicated to the
restoration of the tabernacle of David
(Amos 9:11 and Acts 15:16).
Everyone welcome. More informa-
tion: 678-7632 or 678-1335.
Crafting for Cure
Edge Elementary's Relay for Life
Team presents 'Crafting for a Cure' 9
a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 10, on the
school's front lawn. Booth rental is
$50 (all booth fee proceeds benefit the
American Cancer Society). To


Register: Amy Richards, 833-4138 or
Deanne O'Brien, 833-4138, wood
npaint@gmail.com.
Church anniversary
All God's Children & the Living
Word Worship Center 40 S. John Sims
Parkway, Valparaiso, will celebrate its
eighth anniversary Sunday, April 11,
at 3 p.m. Special speaker will be pas-
tor Alvin Smith of the Sonlight
Covenant Church of Crestview. A
light lunch will be served before the
service. All are invited. More informa-
tion: 678-7632 or 678-1335.
100 years of Scouting
The public is invited to Scout Jam
2010 Saturday, April 10, at the
Northwest Florida Fairgrounds. Join
in celebrating 100 Years of Scouting
with games, crafts, demonstrations an
Indian village, storm house, model
planes, competitions and more. Events
start at 9 a.m. and run into the evening.
The evening show (8 p.m.) will high-
light Alvin Townley, motivational
speaker and author of three books on
the adventure of Boy Scouting. There
is a special Eagle Scout reception at 2
p.m. with Townley. More information:
greatdaytobeascout.org.
'European Masters' set
The Northwest Florida Symphony
Orchestra season will conclude April
10 with "European Masters," featur-
ing the Northwest Florida Symphony
Chorus and
-- orchestra per-
forming Mozart's
final composition,
and most popular
and respected
works, "Requiem
in D minor K. 626." Also featured will
be Schumann's "Symphony No. 3 in
E-flat major Op. 97" and "Rhenish."
For tickets, call 729-6000.


All about the Creek tribe
The Genealogical Society of
Okaloosa County will hold its month-
ly meeting 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10,
at the Heritage Museum of Northwest
Florida, 115 Westview St., Valparaiso.
Ferris Powell, a member of the Creek
tribe, will be dressed in full regalia.
Everyone is welcome. Following the
meeting, members and guests are
invited to enjoy a Dutch treat lunch at
a local restaurant.
Americanism speeches
The Exchange Club of Niceville
will hold its annual Americanism
Speech Contest, 6 p.m. April 12 at the
offices of Gary Miller Homes, 108
Bailey Drive, Niceville. The contest is
open to all llth- and 12th-grade stu-
dents. The winner
will win a $500
cash prize and an
opportunity to
compete at the
Florida District
Exchange Club's
convention in
Jacksonville May 15. The winner of
that contest will receive $1,500 in
scholarship money. More information
and rules: Dorothy Miller, 6784984
or ddotmiller@ aol.com.
Bluewater School visits
Preschool visitations for future
Bluewater Elementary Seminoles will
be held the week of April 12-15.
Students will tour the school, meet
friendly faces and have pizza. Call
833-4240, ext. 300, to schedule your
visit.
New Tea Party time, place
The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea
Party (a non-partisan, non-profit
group of concerned citizens) now
meets at Niceville City Hall. Meetings
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have also been changed to the second
and fourth Mondays of each month at
6 p.m. The group's goal is holding
local and national politicians account-
able. The Tea Party group also advo-
cates for the U.S. Constitution at all
levels of government. Next meeting is
Monday, April 12. More information:
217-9244.
Training guru at college
The Emerald Coast Chapter of the
American Society for Training &
Development (ASTD) hosts Bob
Pike, international speaker and train-
ing guru at a half-day workshop on
Tuesday, April 13, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the
Northwest Florida State College cam-
pus, Building K Gallery, Niceville.
Pike will present "Becoming the
Greatest Trainer: 17 Ways to Add
Value and Make a Difference."
Workshop fee is $100 for mem-
bers and $125 for non-members and
this includes lunch. To register: Rita
Smith, ASTD.EC.Hospitality@
gmail.com
Free HR training
The Emerald Coast Chapter of the
Society for Human Resource
Management plans a seminar on 'The
Four Types of Training that Should
Never be Cut," 5-7 p.m., Tuesday,
April 13, at the Fort Walton Beach
JobsPlus, 409 N.E. Racetrack Road.
The free seminar is open to individu-
als with an interest in human resource
management. The four types of train-
ing covered are: discrimination and
harassment; workplace violence pre-
vention; wage and hour violations;
and ethics and code of conduct. Space
is limited; reserve a spot early: Larry
Tipton, Ltipton@jobsplus02.com or
833-7587 x229. Thought the course is
free, space limitations require registra-
tion.
Garden club auction
The Valparaiso Garden Club will
hold its April meeting 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 14, in the
Valparaiso Library Community
Room. Refreshments will be served at
9 a.m.
A benefit auction of club mem-
bers' donated plants is planned.
Proceeds are donated to Habitat for
Humanity's landscape projects. Open
to the public. More information: Kay
Parsons, 678-1461.
Chamber breakfast
The Niceville Valparaiso Chamber
of Commerce will hold its Second
Wednesday
Breakfast April 14
at the Niceville
Community
Center, 204 N.
Partin Drive, at
7:15 a.m. with
coffee and conversation, followed by
breakfast at 7:30 a.m. This month's
sponsor is Joey Tomato's Deli, Inc.
Tea Party rally
On "Tax Day" Thursday, April 15,
the Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party
will host the 2nd annual April 15 Tea
Party Tax Rally in front of the
Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin
Drive. The rally will feature speakers,
music and the "Patriot Dog" selling
hot dogs and other food items. Tea
Party hats will also be on sale. More
information: 217-9244.
Scholarships available
The Sons of Italy Lodge is making
academic scholarships available.
Application deadline is April 15.
Qualified students do not have to be of
Italian descent. Applicants must
attend high school in Okaloosa
County, plan to attend a U.S. accredit-
ed college or university in the fall and
demonstrate academic and communi-
ty achievement. For an application
packet, contact the school guidance
counselor or e-mail Scholarship
Chairwoman Michelle Severino:
michelleseverino @hotmail.com.
NWFSC Tech Forum
Northwest Florida State College
(NWFSC) will host the first Career
and Technical Education Information
Technology (IT) Forum Friday, April
16, 5 p.m., in the Robert E. Greene Jr.
Science building on the Niceville
campus in the main lecture hall, build-
ing "S", room 110. The event is free of
charge and is sponsored by NWFSC's


Office of Workforce Education,
Career Resource Center, and Business
division.
Walton County School District
Career Development Center and
Florida A& M's S.T.A.R.S. Alliance
will discuss/demonstrate their current
IT and IS programs of study. Area IT
professionals will participate in a
panel discussion to highlight their
career paths and provide feedback to
the audience. More information: 729-
5202 or CRC@nwfsc.edu.
FUMC slates comedy
The First Players will present a
comedy, "The Hitchin' Post," as a
desert theater at Niceville United
Methodist Church April 15, 16, and
17, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 18,
2:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Deserts will be served at intermission.
Child care for children age 7 and
under will be pro ;.k.1. 1ii i. ,iI ,,.. i ,
April 17, performance only.
Ticket price is $7.50. Open seating
is limited. Tickets are available at
Information Desks Sundays, 9:15
a.m.-noon, Wednesdays in the
Community Life Center, 5-6:30 p.m.
and in the Church Office, Monday-
Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Call 678-4411 for more informa-
tion or visit nicevilleumc.org.
'Bye Bye Birdie' on stage
Rocky Bayou Christian
Academy's Drama department will
present the musi-
cal "Bye Bye A A
Birdie" April 16 U
and 17, 7 p.m. at e
Niceville High
School. Tickets
are $5 for students
and $10 for adults and can be pur-
chased through RBCS (678-7784), at
Bayou Books in Niceville, or at the
door.
Beach cleanup
The annual Earth Day Beach
Cleanup is 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April
17. All ages are welcome to volunteer
at:
-Beasley Park (Highway 98 east
of Brooks Bridge, Okaloosa Island)
-Beach Park east of Surfdweller
(Santa Rosa Blvd., Okaloosa Island)
-Henderson Beach State Park
(Highway 98 east of Destin))
-Niceville High School
Breezeway (John Sims Parkway,
Niceville)
Volunteers receive free T-shirts,
bottled water and a snack. Organizers
suggest wearing sunscreen. More
information: 651-7131 or emerald
coast@co.okaloosa.fl.us.
Soccer volunteers sought
The PAL Soccer League Board of
Directors is looking for volunteers to
serve on the board. Next meeting 6:30
p.m., Monday April 19, Niceville
Police Department conference room.
Call 678-2182.


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Plew Evening of Art
Plew Elementary School will hold
its annual Evening of the Arts, the
school's largest fundraiser, 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, April 22. Students create
artwork, as do local artists, to sell and
auction at the event. The evening
includes gallery viewing, auctions, a
craft/gift shop and refreshments.
Teddy Bear Picnic
Twin Cities Hospital will hold its
18th annual Teddy Bear Clinic
Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This
annual children's health fair provides
a fun and educational way for kids up
to the age of 12 to familiarize them-
selves and become comfortable with
the hospital and various local doctors.
Parents are invited to bring their chil-
dren and their
teddy bears for
.. teddy bear exams,
hearing screen-
._ ings, immuniza-
tions, fingerprint-
ing, nutritional
education, games and prizes. The
event also features special guests
Nickelodeon stars Dora the Explorer
and Diego, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and
Bearamy from Build-A-Bear
Workshop, Posse the Chihuahua,
Nonie's Ark, and the Army Ranger
Camp Snake Team.
Twin Cities Hospital is located at
2190 Highway 85 N., Niceville. More
information: 729-9460.
Say 'So Long, Insecurity'
The United Methodist Church
Niceville Women's Ministry plans a
live simulcast of a one-day Fellow
Women's Ministries, Beth Moore
study, "So Long, Insecurity," 9 a.m.-3
p.m. Saturday, April 24. Doors open at
8 a.m. with lunch at 11 a.m. (box
lunch provided for those who regis-
ter). A love offering will be taken.
Simulcast will be at the church
Community Life Center, 214 S. Partin
Drive, Niceville. More information:
Marilyn Turk, 678-5827 or Susan
Hiemstra, 678-2342.
Train Days to Uptown
The second annual Train Days are
coming to Uptown Station, Fort
Walton Beach, April 24 and 25, spon-
sored by the
Miracle Strip
Model Railroad
Club. In the past,
the event has
attracted visitors
-from all over the
Southeast. Train
Days features layouts from tiny Z and
N scales to very large G scale train, in
addition to trade stands for all scales
(including 0 Gauge). Children can
enjoy a ride on the Uptown Kids
Express. Train Days are open from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Sunday. More informa-
tion: 654-4126.


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