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Title: The Bay beacon
Portion of title: Beacon
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Bayou Enterprises
Place of Publication: Niceville, Fla
Publication Date: 07-13-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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By Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer A controversial proposal to rezone the former Valparaiso Elementary School property is set to be considered by the Valparaiso Planning Commission Aug. 16 following a sometimes contentious city commission meeting Monday. The Okaloosa County School Board last month officially closed Valparaiso Elementary due to shrinking enrollments. Former Valparaiso Elementary students in grades K through 5 are now zoned to Lewis School, a K-8 school also located in Valparaiso. A yet-to-be-released proposed rezoning ordinance being championed by City Commissioner Neal Shermer would rezone the school districts former Valparaiso Elementary campus from its present commercial status to a new zoning category that would limit future use to schools. The city commission initiated the proposed rezoning last January by a 3-0 vote, following a similar vote to study Shermers proposal that the city investigate creation of a charter elementary school at the former Valparaiso Planners to consider school land rezoningBy Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer On Tuesday Niceville voters living inside city limits will have the opportunity to help fill two seats on the five-seat Niceville City Council. Six candidates are on the ballot seeking election to the nonpartisan, unpaid positions. Elected city council members serve for four years. Candidates include: Incumbent Judy Boudreaux, who is being challenged by Heath Rominger for the Group 5 city council seat. Four newcomersDebbie Lewis, Barry Reed, Vickie Ritchson and Bill Schaetzleare competing against one another to win the Group 1 city council seat being relinquished by seven-term incumbent Al Swihart, who did not seek reelection. If no candidate wins a majority, 50 percent plus one, a runoff election between the top two vote-getters is set for Aug. 2. Mayor Randall Wise and Councilman William Thomas are unopposed. Wise has served as mayor since 1971. Thomas was first elected to the city council four years ago. Polls at Niceville City Council Chambers, 208 N. Partin Drive, open at 7 a.m., Tuesday, July 19, and will close at 7 p.m.. The Beacon sent questionnaires to each of the candidates. See page A-3to read each candidates response.By Mike GriffithBeacon Correspondent In an exchange of e-mails with the Bay Beacon, Northwest Florida State College President Ty Handy attempted to clarify his proposed policy regarding free speech, political demonstrations and protest activities on campus. Handy listed two points in his proposed rule: The college currently has no policy regarding when, where, or in what format, a protest can take shape, Handy wrote. Because we have no policy, such actions are potentially allowed anywhere on campus at any time. Our only recourse is two-fold. First, we can ask you to cease the behavior if it is interfering with the educational process or with normal operations. Second, if the protester refuses to cease, we must call the Niceville Police and have them handle the situation. Handy wrote that the proposed policy is intended to provide a third option for handling any problems that may arise. It designates three very public areas on campus as Public Speaking Areas where such College trustees approve 8 percent tuition hikeBy Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer A Niceville family, including five young children, died Saturday when their twin-engine plane crashed in west central Alabama. Marengo County Coroner Stuart Eatmon said all seven members aboard a twin-engine plane enroute from St. Louis to Destin were killed Saturday night near the Demopolis airport in west central Alabama. He identified the victims as: Fred Teutenberg, 42. Terresa Teutenberg, 36. Emma Teutenberg, 2. T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n Wednesday, July 13, 2011 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 199250Friday, 5-7 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 52 will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction at AMVETS Post 78 in Valparaiso. Cost is $5 per person, and all proceeds go toward Troop 52 activities and awards. Saturday, 9 a.m. The Northlight Marina in Niceville will hold a paddle board relay. Registration will be at 9 a.m., the race will begin at 10:15. There will be food and fun afterward. Call 843-602-7747 for info or to register. Wednesday, 11 a.m. The Heritage Museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, will hold History Sandwiched In, a free lunchtime history program. Speaker Michael Weech will present We Can Do It! American propaganda on the homefront during WWII. Call 678-2615 to reserve a seat.Calendar, B-4. COMING UP16 Pages, 2 Sections, 2 Inserts Please see CRASH, page A-5 Please see HANDY, page A-2 Candidates positions, A-3. Niceville family of 7 killed in plane crashNiceville election to be held TuesdayHandy expounds on speech policy Beacon photo by Del Lessard Six-year-old Sebastian Alvarado, son of an Eglin staff sergeant, was the picture of confidence atop Cochise June 29 during a four-day camp sponsored by Eglins Exceptional Family Members Program. The camp took place at Grace Rides, an equine-therapy stable in Seminole.High in the saddleThe voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992The Teutenberg family. Facebook photo Ty Handy Weight watcherThe northbound lanes of John Sims Parkway over Toms Bayou Bridge in Valparaiso have been restricted to legal loads only as a precaution after Florida Department of Transportation bridge inspectors found cracks in its concrete beams. FDOT is investigating a cause and possible corrective measures that will allow normal operation of the bridge to resume. Approximately 9,300 vehicles cross the bridge daily. Three percent is truck traffic. Permitted vehicles over the legal load limit will use alternate routes. The restriction does not pose a hazard to traffic crossing the bridge, which was built in 1954, according to FDOT. Beacon photo by Del Lessard By Mike GriffithBeacon Correspondent The Northwest Florida State College Board of Trustees June 29 approved a budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, which college president Ty Handy said maintains the colleges tuition rates among the lowest in the state. This despite budget challenges that include a decrease of more than $1.7 million in state and federal funding, a 29.8 percent increase in utilities costs, and an 8 percent increase in health insurance premiums. The general operating budget for the colleges 2011-12 fiscal year will be $33,247,910, a slight decrease from $33,254,944 in the 2010-11 budget year. The total college budget in all funds, including construction, student financial aid, auxiliary operations and other categories for 2011-12 is $65,849,906 down from $81,171,693 in 2010-11. The budget includes an 8 percent increase in student tuition and increases in some student fees. This, said a NWFSC press release, compares favorably to the state university system, whose Board of Governors recently approved a 15 percent tuition increase at public universities. Handy told the trustees that, for the average full-time student, the additional cost per semester at NWFSC will be about $150. The state-authorized tuition increase is expected to generate approximately $998,000 in additional revenue for the college. The tuition and fees for the 2011-12 academic year will be $94.02 per credit hour in-state for 1000 and 2000 level classes, up from the current $84.62. Bachelors degree classes (3000 and 4000 level courses) will be $109.27 per credit hour, up from the current $98.34 per credit hour. The college budget also includes a state mandated fee of $30 per semester for Adult Basic Education programs which serve adults who do not have a high Please see HIKE, page A-10 Engine failure believed cause Please see REZONING, page A-4


behavior can occur, he said. This would give us the stop-gap measure of saying to someone wishing to protest that they can move to one of these three areas where their efforts will not interfere with the educational process (i.e. classroom instruction) or normal business operations and they can continue their activity. If they refuse this compromise location, again the Niceville Police would need to handle the matter. Handy said the Niceville Police Department requested a copy of the colleges policy during the spring semester so the department can plan. Many colleges and universities have had such policies for over a decade, Handy wrote. The University of Florida, Pensacola State College, and most recently, Florida State have adopted such policies. Im sure there are many others in the state, but I have not done a comprehensive survey. He said a well-worded regulation upholds the First Amendment, guaranteeing freedom of speech. The ones that stand up in court actually encourage free speech by providing a very public location for such, Handy wrote. To the extent that not having a policy currently allows us only to ask someone to stop and then calling in law enforcement, this policy would, in my opinion, encourage such activity by providing us a solution that does not result in potential criminal charges being filed. Handy said he was academic dean at Elizabethtown Community College when Kentucky Governor Paul Patton proposed sweeping changes to the two-year college system in the late 1990s. Students on our campus decided to protest by camping out on campus grounds, he wrote. The college had a policy such as the one proposed at NWFSC and we used to encourage the students to camp out between the administration building and the science/math building in a very public area that would not disrupt classes. The students protested for about a week. During that time we provided evening security for them and port-a-potties for hygiene. Their safety would have been hard to secure if they were all over campus. The event received significant publicity and the governor decided to come and speak to the campus about his plans during their protest. In the end the policy worked as intended. The proposed NWFSC college policy proposes three areas on the Niceville campus to serve as soapboxes: in front of the administration building, by the waterfall in the Mattie Kelly Arts Complex, and in the quad outside of the K-Mall. These are very public areas but their use would greatly lessen the risk of disrupting classes to the point where we would need to engage law enforcement, Handy wrote. This is the kind of policy that most colleges, especially non-residential ones, may never need to call on, he said. But when there is a need, not having a policy greatly limits the manner in which such activity can be handled and having such a policy will likely lessen the need for police involvement. The board of trustees voted to table the policy until members can examine some of the policies from other colleges and universities. Handy said he is in the process of collecting those. At the end of the day, the board, not me, will decide if this is a good policy to put in place, he wrote. HANDYFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 THEBAYBEACON FLAVORITECORN FLAKESFLAVORITEAPPLE JUICE18 OZ BOX LIMIT 2 W/ ADDITIONAL PURCHASE 64 OZ BTL. 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By Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer The Beacon asked each candidate for Niceville City Council: why they are running for office, what the chief duties of the city council are; what special experience or talent they possess; what areas of city service could be improved; and what they see as the top issues facing the city, and how they would tackle them. Judith Judy Boudreaux 68, of 220 Kildare Circle. Occupation: City Councilwoman, business owner Formal Education: Univ. of Maryland, Education. Marital Status: Married, Ellis Boudreaux Children: Joey, 40, Jennifer, 39, and Angelique, 30. Years lived in city: 31 years continuously Phone: 830-4949 E-mail: Why are you running for office? I wish to serve the people of Niceville, be their spokesperson, represent their needs and protect their services on a daily basis. What are the chief duties of the office you seek? The chief duties of the office I seek are to protect the rights and services of each person within our beautiful city and serve their interests in reference to safety, property rights, low taxes and quality of living. During the past 16 years I have addressed these issues, supporting our state-ofthe-art water system, our premier childrens park, Turkey Creek walk and ballfields, our modern showcase library, our new firstclass Fire Department and our professional Police Department that serves our safe neighborhoods. Describe what experience or talent you have that can most benefit residents if youre elected to the city council? The most important experience I have that can best benefit residents of Niceville is the 16 years of service on the Niceville City Council. I have been through yearly budgets, monthly meetings, resident concerns and comprehensive growth of our beautiful city. I have lived in Niceville for 30 consecutive years and watched my children grow up in this wonderful city of educational and recreational opportunities. With 30 years of owning and operating three businesses, I know the need for balanced budgets, sensible decisionmaking and providing a quality service to customers. Does Niceville need to improve any services? If so, which ones? Why? How? There is always room for improvement; our human nature is to strive for perfection. I earnestly believe Niceville is doing a great job in providing services to all our residents. Our water, our sidewalks, our community center, our library, our fire and police service, all testify to the quality of service and protection to our citizens. What are the top three issues facing Niceville and how would you tackle them? Congestion on Hwy. 20, maintaining quality services with a limited budget, and meeting the recreational needs of more fields for our youth. I have and will continue to tackle these issues with sound business judgment and a spirit of cooperation with county leaders. Debbie Lewis, 48, of 2446 Duncan Drive Occupation: Realtor Formal Education: Marital status: Married to Charles Kevin Payne for 29 years Children: None Years lived in city: 15 years Phone: 678-5355 E-mail: Why are you running for office? To ensure a continuation of true public service in our city government, based on integrity, a love of our community and a desire to see Niceville grow in the right manner. What are the chief duties of the office you seek? To be a voice for the residents of the City of Niceville. To act as a resource of the citizens, make sure that they receive quality services and help them resolve their problems. To hold local government accountable to look out for the best interests of its citizens. Add, delete, modify or reduce municipal services. To protect private property rights and act as steward of taxpayer resources. Describe what experience or talent you have that can most benefit residents if youre elected to the city council. As a past Niceville director at the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, I represented our community in an organization of several thousand members. I provided yearly budgetary oversight, ensuring member profitability as well as assumed fiscal accountability. I have also held many leadership positions with local and state organizations and I consider myself a career servant/volunteer. Does Niceville need to improve any services? If so, which ones? Why? How? Niceville provides excellent services within the city; there is always potential room for improvement based on citizen satisfaction/dissatisfaction. What are the top three issues facing Niceville and how would you tackle them? Niceville appears to be a wellmanaged city. Through public advocacy and doing what citizens ask, we can ensure that Niceville will: Not fall to second in economic development to our sister communities as a result of the incoming 7th SFG. Continue to be a community of moral responsibility and fiscal accountability regarding taxpayer dollars. Place quality of life ahead of gro wth and/or finance. Barry Reed, 46, of 220 Kildare Circle. Occupation: Director EMS & Fire Programs, Northwest Florida State College. Also served 20 years USAF. Formal Education: Currently attending UWF Curriculum & Instructional Technology Development doctoral program. Masters in public administration. Bachelor of science in nursing. Associate of science in emergency medical services-paramedic. Marital status: Married, Nichole Reed Children: Lyndsey 6, Ryan 3 Years lived in city: Lived in the Niceville area (Bluewater Bay) since 2003, then moved to the city of Niceville in 2010. Phone: 830-5148 E-mail: Why are you running for office? 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Elementary School site. The issue came up again Monday when Mayor Bruce Arnold, who voted with Shermer and Commissioner Heyward Strong for the rezoning initiative in January, again suggested delaying the rezoning effort. Arnold said that school district personnel had asked to meet with him and the city administrator on proposed alternative uses of the former elementary school property, including possible commercial and industrial activity. School officials also asked that the city take no action on rezoning to limit future use of the school property. The mayor suggested that the rezoning action be delayed for about a year, time enough, he said, for the Air Force to release F-35 noise profiles that could determine whether the property is suitable for classroom instruction. Citing the citys adoption of Roberts Rules, Doug Wyckoff, the citys attorney, told the mayor that he and the commission had no authority to change their January vote to develop a new zoning category for the school property. He insisted the city had to let the proposal go before the planning commission first. When Joe Morgan, a resident in the audience asked whether it was legal for the city to rezone school board property, or anyone elses land, Wyckoff assured him that the city indeed had the legal power to do so. The mayor said he thought it more productive for the planning commission to meet with school officials first. But Shermer opposed any talks, accusing school officials of thumbing their nose at the city when they decided to close the elementary school without negotiating with the city first. Commissioner Diane Kelley said that the charter school proposed by Shermer could actually hurt the city by taking away students from its only remaining public school, Lewis. She said shed previously been the principal at Bruner Middle School in Fort Walton Beach when Liza Jackson, a charter school, opened nearby and siphoned off students from her own public school. Shermer began disputing school district intentions until the mayor eventually gaveled the meeting to order. Letters notifying about 100 property owners located near the Valparaiso Elementary School property will be mailed out by the city this week notifying them of the citys proposed rezoning. The city must also advertise the Aug. 16 Planning Commission meeting. 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The first call, a three-alarm fire, was received at 11:48 a.m. and firefighters were on scene by 11:52 a.m., July 11, with smoke and flames showing at a townhouse complex, 200 White St., units 23 and 24, according to Tommy Mayville, Nicevilles fire chief. No one was home in either of the two-story townhouses involved in the fire, Mayville said, although firefighters did rescue a large dog from the upstairs floor of one of the units. Firefighters from Destin, Eglin Air Force Base, North Bay, East Niceville, Valparaiso and Ocean City-Wright fire departments responded to the call, Mayville said. He said firefighters had to drag their lines a distance and down a boardwalk to reach the fire, delaying the fire being declared out until 12:35 p.m. Some vessels had to be untied from the dock to keep from being involved in the fire, Mayville said. Fire boats from the Destin Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard Station Destin were also called to fight the fire from the waterside of the townhouses and to help protect vessels tied up nearby, he said. Damage was estimated at $100,000, the fire chief said, while the cause of the fire was determined to be a charcoal grill on a second story deck. Niceville firefighters got toned out a second time at 2:35 p.m. Monday to another structure fire with smoke showing, this one a mobile home at 1021 Everglade Drive, Mayville said. The fire was declared out at 2:46 p.m., with fire damage limited to the kitchen area. Mayville said no one was at home at the time. The owner was listed as Cindy Alford. Submitted photo A firefighter wets down a porch after fires damaged two structures Monday.


Peyton Teutenberg, 4. Ellie Teutenberg, 6. Brendon Teutenberg, 9. Will Teutenberg, 10. Fred Teutenberg and his family came here about seven or eight years ago from St. Louis, Mo., according to former school board member and PAL Soccer chief Howard Hill, of Niceville. The family lived in Bluewater Bay, he said. Fred Teutenberg was very big into technology, Hill said, and owned a technology business, Advanced Integrated Technology Solutions. The Rev. Rurel Ausley, lead pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Niceville, said members of the church were shocked and saddened by the loss of the Teutenberg family. Fred Teutenberg was a bass guitar player in one of the churchs praise bands and had a distinctive, very animated way of playing his instrument, he said. People may not know him by name, Ausley said, but they would recognize him if told Fred was the man who played the bass guitar in church. He said the family attended church every Sunday and Wednesday, eating together at the same tablethen added that the family filled the whole table. Ausley said the church also hired Fred, through his technology company, to manage the computers and other technology issues for the church. Since the whole family was killed, the pastor said he did not know what funeral arrangements were being made for the family. We will definitely do something, he said about fellow church members. It impacts our church so much. On the flip side, as a faith community, we will celebrate their lives, Ausley said. Because of their faith in Jesus Christ, the tragedy is not the end, he said. We believe they are in heaven with Jesus, he said, a belief that brings great joy in the midst of all this. Fred was also involved in soccer, Hill said, serving as the director of coaching on the PAL soccer board of directors, as the coach of the traveling soccer team EC United, and as the boys soccer coach at Ruckel Middle School. Hill said Freds wife, Terresa, served as the secretary of PAL soccer for two years, and also founded and operated a childcare center in Bluewater Bay, The Discovery Learning Academy. They were a great family said Hill. The schools director, Jennifer Langston, released the following statement: The Discovery Learning Academy family is deeply saddened by the loss of our owner and friend Terresa Teutenberg. She was an excellent leader and role model. Her work within the school and the community will be greatly missed. She was patient and loving with the children in the school. Discovery Learning Academy was her pride and joy. She opened this center to serve a need within the community. She loved every single member of the Discovery family. She enjoyed working with the teachers and staff to reach out to the community and local area. Her heart was truly as big as the building. The laughter and love of her and her children will be missed at our center. Marengo County Sheriff Richard Bates said all seven people on board the twin engine plane were killed Saturday evening when the plane crashed into a wooded and swampy area northwest of the Demopolis airport near Tombigbee River. He said the county was notified just after midnight Sunday morning of the crash, which occurred in Marengo County. The National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the crash, identified the plane as a twin-engine Cessna 451C. NTSB spokesman Nicholas Worrell said Monday that the crash site is about four miles into the woods, delaying reports from on-scene investigators The Marengo County Coroner said he was called to the scene of the crash about 3:30 a.m. Sunday and spent approximately 12 hours with FAA investigators. Eatmon told the Beacon that the family was en route to Destin from a family reunion in St. Louis, Mo., where the Teutenberg family was originally from. According to the coroner, FAA officials said the pilot of the plane made a mayday call about having engine problems and that an FAA facility in Meridian, Miss., heard the call and directed Teutenberg to the airport in Demopolis. The plane crashed about two miles from the airport at the edge of the Tombigbee River. Eatmon said the plane hit an oak tree that knocked off a wing and that the plane ended up upside down. A fire after the crash consumed most of the plane and made identifying the bodies difficult. The remains of the seven family members were taken to Montgomery for positive identification, he said Monday morning. He said that members of the Teutenberg family members had requested the remains be returned to St. Louis. Eatmon said Fred Teutenbergs step-daughter, Ashlei Bruewer, 16, Terresas child from an earlier marriage, was not on the plane but had stayed in St. Louis with other family members. Ashlei had withdrawn from Niceville High in August 2010, according to Alexis Tibbetts, Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools. Its heart-breaking, said Tibbetts. The two youngest Teutenberg children attended the Discovery preschool in Bluewater Bay while their older siblings, Ellie, Brendon and Will, attended Bluewater Elementary and had just completed, respectively, kindergarten, second and fourth grades. The children were smart and well behaved, she said, and their parents engaged in their childrens education. She said the childrens father, Fred, had volunteered as assistant soccer coach at Ruckel Middle School. Tibbetts said she had talked to the three teachers who taught the children at Bluewater. Its hard on the teachers, as well as family, she said. 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ArrestsSabrina Jean Heeks, a hair stylist, 37, of 325 Greenwood Way, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies June 25 on a charge of domestic violence battery. * Charles Randal Hutchins, a janitor, 58, of 1535 Hickory St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies June 26 on a charge of animal cruelty. * Levy Houston Lucas Jr., 50, of 609 29th St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police July 1 on a charge of disorderly intoxication. Lucas allegedly walked into the Niceville police station while intoxicated and became disruptive. * Kimberly Lorene Hogue, unemployed, 28, of 1411 29th St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police July 2 on a Santa Rosa County warrant on a charge of violation of pre-trial release on the original charges of trafficking in drugs and neglect of elderly/disabled. * Jeffrey John Landry, a cook, 38, of 718 Oakwood Drive, Mandeville, La., was arrested by Niceville police June 30 on a Walton County warrant for failure to appear on an original worthless check charge. * Justin Matthew Zembsch, 21, of 1504 27th St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police June 30 on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury. * A 15-year-old Niceville boy, a student, was arrested by Niceville police June 28 on a charge of domestic violence battery, the alleged victim being his brother. * Allen D. Odle, unemployed, 49, of 3 Pinehurst, Shalimar, was arrested by Niceville police June 30 on charges of criminal mischief, over $1,000 damage, and trespass. On Nov. 29 Odle is alleged to have thrown a bucket of paint through the window of a residence on 27th Street, then entered the home. DUI arrestsJohn Henry Rickenbacker III, 23, of 200 Early St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI on Palm Boulevard at Hudson Circle, July 4 at 2:30 a.m. Rickenbacker was also cited for running a stop sign.TheftsA Niceville resident from the 400 block of 20th Street reported June 26 that unknown person(s) had stolen approximately 50 pounds of copper and 100 pounds of lead, mostly metal pipe, from his backyard. * A Niceville resident from the 4000 block of 13th Street reported that an unlocked car parked overnight in the driveway was found June 26 with the drivers side door open and the center console opened and its contents rummaged through. The only thing believed missing was loose change. * A Niceville resident from the 2500 block of North Edgewater Drive reported June 24 that unknown person(s) hit her mailbox and stood it back up. The victim did not get a tag number or vehicle description * A Niceville resident from the 1400 block of Scott Street reported that unknown person(s) stole five 5-gallon gas cans from a backyard shed sometime June 2325. * A Niceville air-conditioning business, 321 N. Highway 85 reported that sometime June 21-23 unknown person stole copper from a scrap bin behind the business. The stolen metal was valued between $3,000 and $5,000. * A Niceville resident from the 1100 block of Finck Road reported June 22 that someone tried to break into his home but that the suspect fled on foot and went over a fence when the resident let his dog outside. Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriffs offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. The Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from July 1, 2011, through July 10, 2011. 0 Structure Fire15 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire1 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn8 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time N. Partin Drive..........................Medical....................................07/01/11...................07:27 Rocky Bayou Drive..................Service call..............................07/01/11...................09:27 Azalea Drive.............................Medical....................................07/02/11...................00:45 29th Street................................Canceled.................................07/02/11...................04:20 Darlington Oak Drive...............Medical....................................07/02/11...................05:39 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical....................................07/02/11...................13:01 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical....................................07/03/11...................10:44 Roberts Drive...........................Medical....................................07/04/11...................20:20 W. College Blvd........................Vehicle extrication...................07/05/11...................03:35 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical....................................07/05/11...................06:51 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Alarm activation......................07/05/11...................11:04 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Alarm activation......................07/05/11...................11:36 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical....................................07/05/11...................20:34 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash..........................07/06/11...................12:40 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Alarm activation......................07/06/11...................12:58 Vincent Circle...........................Medical....................................07/07/11...................04:49 E. College Blvd.........................Alarm activation......................07/07/11...................06:23 Benton Avenue.........................Service call..............................07/07/11...................14:17 Vincent Circle...........................Service call..............................07/07/11...................15:47 S. Palm Blvd.............................Vehicle crash..........................07/08/11...................07:08 E. College Blvd.........................Medical....................................07/08/11...................08:19 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical....................................07/09/11...................11:15 Valparaiso Blvd.........................Fuel spill..................................07/09/11...................14:25 Crooked Creek Cove...............Medical....................................07/09/11...................14:25 S. Palm Blvd.............................Vehicle crash..........................07/10/11...................12:27 N. Partin Drive..........................Medical....................................07/10/11...................13:04 N. Partin Drive..........................Medical....................................07/10/11...................13:05 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical....................................07/10/11...................13:28 Weekly Safety Tip: Dispose of old newspapers, magazines and rags properly. If possible, have them recycled. Do not store them near gasoline, cleaning fluid or kerosene. 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White Point Road..................Medical assist EMS...........07/03/11......................12:52 Highway 20.................................Motor vehicle accident.......07/03/11......................14:42 White Point Road.......................Motor vehicle accident.......07/04/11......................00:52 Range Road...............................EMS excluding vehicle......07/04/11......................19:03 Midland Court.............................Medical assist EMS...........07/05/11......................06:13 Merchants Way..........................Medical assist EMS...........07/05/11......................13:41 E. Highway 20............................Medical assist EMS...........07/05/11......................19:05 Pine Street..................................Medical assist EMS...........07/06/11......................02:29 Range Road...............................Dispatched, canceled........07/06/11......................08:14 N. White Point Road..................EMS excluding vehicle......07/06/11......................08:51 E. Highway 20............................Animal problem..................07/06/11......................17:23 Hidden Lakes Drive....................EMS excluding vehicle......07/06/11......................21:15 White Point Road.......................Motor vehicle accident.......07/07/11......................15:56 Merchants Way..........................EMS excluding vehicle......07/07/11......................21:31 Merchants Way..........................Medical assist EMS...........07/08/11......................03:28 Canterbury Cove........................False alarm.........................07/08/11......................09:30 Meadowbrook Court..................EMS excluding vehicle......07/08/11......................10:10 White Point Road.......................Medical assist EMS...........07/08/11......................12:44 White Point Road.......................EMS excluding vehicle......07/08/11......................13:06 E. Highway 20............................Lightning strike...................07/09/11......................07:49 Newcastle Court.........................Motor vehicle accident.......07/09/11......................21:45 N. White Point Road..................EMS excluding vehicle......07/09/11......................22:53 Hickory Street.............................Smoke, odor removal........07/10/11......................07:11 Hwy. 20 & White Point Rd.........Motor vehicle accident.......07/10/11......................10:51 N. White Point Road..................Medical assist EMS...........07/10/11......................11:19 N. Partin Drive............................EMS excluding vehicle......07/10/11......................13:12 Bluewater Blvd...........................Motor vehicle accident.......07/10/11......................16:44 Visit for more information. www.shalimarautoexchange.com1200 N. Eglin Pkwy | Shalimar | 651-5450 1200 N. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Page A-7 THEBAYBEACON TheINQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHERShane Exterkamp, 17, Niceville, Niceville High School student Daylan Coffey, 10, Knoxville, Tenn., student Dave Cook, 44, Cincinnati, Ohio, manufacturing executive Joyce Harp, 51, Niceville, teacher I guess it means were not spending any more money we dont have, or adding to the deficit. What will we do next? Will we give up on space, or do something bigger and better? Its good to save money, but I dont like to slam the door on space exploration. Exploration and discovery have always been a big part of what America is all about. Ruth Copeland, 63, Valparaiso, retired Its disappointing, because our country has invested so much in space exploration over the years. I believe it is only a short-term halt, and they will begin again. I know its expensive, but Im hesitant to abandon space. It seems like a future worth investing in. Rob Royce, 29, Brewton, Ala., maintenance When kids say I want to grow up to be an astronaut from now on, it will be rather pointless. by Mike GriffithWhat do you think about the final flight of the Space Shuttle, and with it, the end of American manned space flight for the foreseeable future?What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.Location: Chick-fil-A* * A Crestview woman who works in Niceville reported June 24 that she was given a counterfeit $10 bill in change when she ate at a restaurant in Valparaiso. The woman said she was unaware of the bill being a fake until she tried to pay for an item at a local convenience store. Niceville police placed the counterfeit into evidence. * A Niceville resident from the 400 block of Mulcahy Circle reported that sometime overnight, June 26-27, unknown person(s) burglarized two unlocked vehicles and stole several items, including a wallet containing $50 cash, credit cards and a drivers license from one vehicle, and a purse containing $70 cash, a camera, $100 worth of gift cards and a drivers license from the other vehicle. * A Niceville resident from the 1000 block of Darlington Oak learned that his pickup truck had been burglarized July 2. A deputy who found a black computer bag with miscellaneous items July 1 traced the bag back to the victim, who then realized the laptop computer that had been in the bag inside his vehicle July 1 had been stolen. The victim also reported that a loaded Ruger .357 magnum revolver plus two speed loaders with 10 more rounds, was also stolen from the truck. The computer was valued at $400, the gun and speed loaders at $730. * A masonry business owner reported that sometime July 3-5 unknown person(s) stole a $1,500 cement mixer from a construction site on Winding Waters Way, Niceville. * A Niceville resident from the first block of Newcastle Court reported that an electric wheelchair lift that he packaged on a pallet and placed at roadside in front of his home for pickup by a freighting business was stolen by unknown person(s) sometime June 28. The lift was valued at $1,600. * A 14-foot trailer that had been parked behind a business in the 4500 block of East Highway 20 was reported stolen by unknown person(s) sometime June 26-28. The trailer was valued at $2,500. * A Niceville resident from the 1800 block of Bayshore Drive reported June 16 that unknown person(s) stole a 2009 pickup truck from the driveway of the residence. 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What are the chief duties of the office you seek? The chief duties of a city council member include enactment of the city budget, establishing policies to support the operations of the city, making decisions concerning local ordinances to ensure a high quality of life, and further developing the long-range vision for Niceville. Describe what experience or talent you have that can most benefit residents if youre elected to the city council. I have 28 years of experience serving in the military and the public safety sector, including my current position as a supervisor overseeing the administration of Emergency Medical Service and firefighting training programs. I posses a master of science degree in administration and I am currently completing a doctorate in education. Does Niceville need to improve any services? If so, which ones? Why? How? The City of Niceville has always maintained a small city atmosphere while providing services rivaling larger municipalities. As one of the few areas in the south end of Okaloosa County with growth potential, it is important not to lose sight of the small city atmosphere in the face of expansion. What are the top three issues facing Niceville and how would you tackle them? Niceville, like most other communities, must be concerned with uncertain economic trends. Being fiscally responsible while providing continued service to the community will ensure growth without placing undue financial burdens upon taxpayers. It is important to maintain city services during these fiscally challenging times, especially in the areas of public safety (police and fire service), public works (sanitation, streets, and water and sewer) and parks and recreation. Vickie Ritchson, 53, of 105 Lincolnshire Drive. Occupation: Computer operator for USAF contractor. Formal Education: Bachelor of applied science, Project managementquality improvement; associate of science, industrial technology management, both earned from Northwest Florida State College as of 2010. Marital status: Married 30 years to David Ritchson, Chief Master Sergeant. (retired) Children: Eric, 30, Alan, 28, and Brian, 23. Years lived in city: 18 years Phone: 678-2057 E-mail: Why are you running for office? My goal is to serve the community. I want to support the same initiatives as retiring incumbent Mr. Al Swihart, such as his advocacy for public libraries and critical city infrastructure. I care about the things that make this city a great place to live. What are the chief duties of the office you seek? Council members represent the citizens of the city. They introduce and pass ordinances and oversee the day-to-day operations and the budget of the city. Describe what experience or talent you have that can most benefit residents if youre elected to the city council. I served the past three years on the Niceville Planning Commission, which has given me an understanding of the city ordinances and issues that come before the city council. My military background helps me appreciate the delicate balance we need to maintain with the military. I have a bachelors degree in project managementquality improvement with small business and finance work experience. My diverse background is a good foundation for decision making regarding city business, projects and total quality improvement. Does Niceville need to improve any services? If so, which ones? Why? How? I think that the City of Niceville is doing a great job providing services to the community. But, if there was one thing to improve it would be to use technology to solicit input from the community on key issues and provide information to encourage community involvement. What are the top three issues facing Niceville and how would you tackle them? The top three issues facing Niceville are first, the military presence and BRAC-related changes; second, the strained economy and its effect; and third, maintaining quality of life in Niceville with a tight, yet balanced, budget. I would solicit input from the community on these and other key issues and provide information through use of social networks and technology. Heath Rominger, 40, of 3 Coolwater Lane. Occupation: Military analyst for defense contractor, SAIC Formal Education: M.B.A., Webster University 2003 Marital status: Married, Caryn (4+ Years) Children: None Years lived in city: Currently five years. Phone: 699-8395 E-mail: Why are you running for office? I am running for office to make a difference and be part of the continued success of Niceville. What are the chief duties of the office you seek? Duties of the office that I seek are to establish policy, pass local ordinances and develop/continue the overall vision for the Niceville. Describe what experience or talent you have that can most benefit residents if youre elected to the city council. I am an informed decision maker based on the citys guidance (Nicevilles long term planning goals and city ordinances), facts and overall well-being of the residents of Niceville. Does Niceville need to improve any services? If so, which ones? Why? How? Improve is a relative term. However, I would ask the question, Are we working smarter, not harder? What are the top three issues facing Niceville and how would you tackle them? The top three issues that Nice ville faces is very subjective depending on who you talk to. However, I would like to see continued positive development and growth management that appeals to all residents both current and future. William Bill Schaetzle 60, of 142 Mulry Drive. Occupation: Retired (USAF) electronic warfare officer but currently an EC-130J program manager at Hurlburt Field. Formal Education: B.S. economics, with postgraduate courses in MBA program. Marital Status: Married (Claudene) Children: None Years lived in city: 12 Phone: 729-0348 (H) E-mail: Why are you running for office? I am a concerned citizen and I would like to see Niceville continue to be a desirable place to live, work, raise a family, and send your children to school. What are the chief duties of the office you seek? A city councilman/woman is an elected official voted into office by the citizens and is responsible to the citizens for the legislative functions of our city, such as passing local ordinances, voting on appropriations, and developing an overall vision of the city. Describe what experience or talent you have that can most benefit residents if youre elected to the city council. First, as a concerned citizen I have attended almost all monthly city council meetings since 2004. I have seen and listened to the issues that are brought before the council by our city manager (Mr. Corbin) and our citizens. Secondly, as a recent retiree from the USAF (2004), I know how important our partnership with the local bases and military community is to our city. Thirdly, I have held various management positions both within the USAF and as a civilian that have dealt with planning, programming and budgeting and these experiences can carry over to the operation of our city. Does Niceville need to improve any services? If so, which ones? Why? How? I feel the various city departments have done an excellent job in providing services to our citizens and local businesses; however with the recent opening of a Walmart, and more businesses yet to come, it is incumbent upon us to have the right amount of police protection, fire protection, EMS services and traffic flow (roadways) to accommodate these businesses in addition to providing these services to our citizens. Businesses and local community leaders must work together to continue to make Niceville an attractive place to live and work. What are the three top issues facing Niceville and how would you tackle them? In my opinion, the first issue would be the continued protection of citizens and business from crime. The right training and the right size police force should help deter and fight criminal activity. My second issue would be: traffic and congestion brought about by additional businesses and development. Proper planning can ensure easy access to businesses and residential communities. My third issue would be to ensure the city can absorb the potential/planned growth of the recently announced 1,100-acre development being planned for the northeast side of the city. All city services will need to adjust to meet the needs and demands of a development of this size within our community. 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Berry Lawrence Chesser Jr.May 24, 1957-June 24, 2011Berry Lawrence (B.L.) Chesser Jr., 54, died June 24 at his home in Ridgecrest, Calif., where he had been employed with the Jacobs Naval Systems Group since November 2009. The cause was ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease), which he had fought since being diagnosed in January of this year. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., July 16, 2011, at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, Miss. Chesser was born May 24, 1957, in Columbus, Miss., and was there until 1971, when his family moved to Laurel, where he was a 1975 graduate of R. H. Watkins High School. In Laurel, he was praised for both his academic excellence and his athletic ability, starting at the center position on the R. H. Watkins High School championship football team. He subsequently earned his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington and became an applications engineer for the Nalco Chemical Company. Lawrence was well-known for enjoying intellectual challenges as well as for ardently following his personal interests. So it really came as no surprise whenamidst a successful career in the highly challenging field of chemical engineering he decided to change course and follow a lifelong passion by pursuing a degree in aerospace engineering. Chesser earned his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Mississippi State University in December 1992, at a time when MSU was one of the centers of development for a new era in computational fluid dynamics. Under this new approach, computer modeling became an efficient and effective means of understanding aerodynamics for airplanes and their stores as an alternative to wind tunnel or actual flight tests; and, as a CFD Project Engineer working with the U. S. Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office at Eglin Air Force Base, Chesser was deeply involved in the use of this computer modeling. From then on, he devoted his work to, as he put it: working with airplanes and the things that fall off of them. Chesser later was active in the development of the Institute for High Performance Computing (HPC) Applications to Air Armament (IHAAA) in 2004, and ultimately ran the Institute. He was also a member of Sigma Gamma Tau, the national honor society for Aerospace Engineering. Chesser was known for his generosity, spirit and an independent streak. Without hesitation he would step in to help those down on their luck friends and strangers alike. In his avocations, there were no half-measures and he had an obvious joy in sharing his pursuits: from fishing to flying to reading to riding a seemingly endless series of motorcycles along both the open and the rocky road. Chesser is survived by his wife Maria Bishop Chesser; his mother Patricia Garnett Chesser; sisters Anne Chesser Hannaford, Mellgwin Chesser Ramsey and Margaret Chesser Thomason. After being diagnosed with ALS, Chesser discovered late in life that he was in fact one of Jerrys Kids. The generous loan of a power wheelchair through the Muscular Dystrophy Association was a gift beyond measure. As the MDA also funds ALS research, the family would appreciatein lieu of flowersmemorial gifts to the MDA in remembrance of Berry Lawrence Chesser Jr. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Page A-9 OBITUARIES


Page A-10 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992school diploma or those with English-as-a-Second-Language skills. Adult Basic Education programs had previously been free of charge. Handy also told the trustees that in addition to the college still offering among the lowest tuition in Florida of any public college or university, NWFSC was to be listed on a College Affordability and Transparency List report issued by the U.S. Department of Education June 30, as having among the nations the lowest tuition for public, four year colleges. He said NWFSC is among the 25 colleges nationwide with the lowest tuition and fees, and that those with lower costs were mostly those operating under special circumstances, such as being located in Puerto Rico or on American Indian reservations. Another significant feature in the new NWFSC budget, according to the college press release, is the elimination of 17 unfilled positions and a decrease in personnel costs of approximately $400,000. The deletion of unfilled positions helps fund a 4 percent salary adjustment for current full-time personnel and a 3 percent adjustment for part-time staff. Handy said that since college personnel havent had a salary adjustment in the previous two years, and since employees now face state-mandated contributions to retirement and increased costs for health care benefits, The adjustment means the average employees net take home pay will actually be about the same or less in the 2011-12 year than it was in 2008. In other action, the NWFSC trustees: Re-elected Sandy Sims, of Niceville, as chair, and Brian Pennington, of Shalimar, as vice chair of the governing board, and approved the boards annual meeting calendar. Approved President Handys contract, and approved of the presidents evaluation letter to the Division of Community Colleges. Approved a retirement resolution honoring the services of Dianne Kostelny of Niceville, who served 23 years in several capacities at the college, including as a counselor, reading professor and adult basic education instructor. Kostelny was also commended for her very active leadership participation in the local and statewide Florida Association of Community Colleges. Approved the Florida College System Annual Equity Update Report and the colleges Internal Staff and Program Development Plan for 2011-12. According to the college press release, the board of trustees next meets in regular business session on July 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the community gallery, Building K, College Mall on the Niceville campus. Board meetings are open to the public. 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And if that doesn't work? "Probably ask different people to talk to that person, instead of just one person trying to pound it into their head," she said. Julia and her twin sister, Meredith, 11-year-olds who will be in sixth grade at Ruckel Middle School in the fall, were nominated for the conference by their reading teacher, Caron Seebaldt. They learned a lot, met many other kids from all over the country and generally had a ball. "One of the things we got to do was a 4-D movie about how reporting had changed throughout history," said Meredith, referring to an Young philanthropist Hailey Moriarty hands hard-earned dollars to Sharing & Caring employee Susan Magerman. The money, earned by selling lemonade, will go toward the organization's "Tools for School" drive, which will donate school supplies to 350 children in need. Beacon photo by Molly Mosher By Molly MosherBeacon Staff Writer Hailey Moriarty started her lemonade stand with one goal in mindto help the needy. This unselfish 8-year-old, a third-grader at Plew Elementary, spent a hot May Saturday selling lemonade to raise money. Little did her parents know she was working to contribute to a worthy cause. "We thought she was saving up for an iPod," said her father, Kevin. But both Kevin and Hailey's mother, Jacki, were wrong. Her aim was to donate the money to help the homeless. In the four hours worked by Hailey and her best friend, Braedyn Newton, who was visiting from Alabama, the team managed to raise $50. The girls posted at the end of the Moriarty driveway to sell lemonade, along with cookies and brownies, to thirsty passersby. And at 50 cents a cup, earning $50 was no small feat. But, the girls were also helped by the kindness of strangers. "Some people would just stop to drop off donations, too," said Kevin. When the time came to actually donate the money, Hailey and her mother were at a bit of a loss. Rather than just donating it to homeless on the street, however, they found a truly worthy cause right in their hometown. And so, that's how Hailey came to donate $50 to the annual Sharing & Caring 'Tools for School' school supply drive. Everyone at Sharing and Caring is tickled with Hailey's generosity, which will go far in their drive to provide school supplies to 350 area students who cannot afford them. "We try to give what's specific on the listfor example, we try to give fourth graders at Plew exactly what is on their supply list,"said F rieda School supplies from lemonsYoung girl donates money from lemonade sales Please see SCHOOL, page B-2 Please see WHOS, page B-2 Julia Denney Taylor Nixon Please see HISTORY, page B-3 Meredith, left, and Julia Freeman examine each other's projects they created as part of the requirements for the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., June 18-23. Beacon photo by Kenneth Books Please see TWINS, page B-3


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activity at the Newseum. A 4-D movie, she explained, is a 3-dimensional movie that includes tactile elements. "They might blow wind," Julia said. "At one point, a rat was moving by and you felt the wind on your leg." The sisters, who said the spend much of their time together and never fight ("We teach each other a lot," Julia said), are both leaders already. "They work hard at it," their mother, Joan, said. "It was a great way to learn about leadership skills, because to be nominated you already had to have skills, but you learn how to develop them," Meredith said. But being nominated is just the tip of the iceberg. "Once you decide to go, you have to bring in a leadership project defining leadership and we had to get five mentors who were teachers, coaches, etc.," Meredith said. Julia tackled the project requirement by writing an essay about leadership. "It's supposed to be basically what you think leadership is and a historic figure or a person you know who showed leadership," she said. She chose Harriet Tubman. "She ran the Underground Railroad (during the Civil War era) and didn't lose a single 'passenger,'" Julia said. Meredith put together a collage about what she thought leadership was. In addition, Meredith said, "We had a journal that talked about topics such as voices of change, voices of courage and voices of freedom." Each day during the conference, activities were planned to illustrate some aspect of leadership. Two of those activities were debates, one on whether John Brown was correct in raiding Harper's Ferry and another on whether Mary Beth Tinker, a 13-year-old Des Moines high school student and her peers should have been permitted to wear black armbands in 1965 to protest the Vietnam conflict. Julia and Meredith were assigned to argue one side or another. Julia, who thought the student should have the right to wear the armband, was assigned to argue against it. "It was fun because I got to do it from a different angle than I would have," she said. "It was fun coming up with objections to counter other people's approach." The conference was "a good way to learn about being a leader ... and meet people who were leaders and successful," Julia said. Meredith agreed. "It was a great way to learn about leadership and how to represent leaders in our schools and committees," she said. Both young ladies are interested in medical careers, Meredith as a pediatrician ("I like kids, especially little kids 3-year-olds," she said) and Julia as a pilot or a neurologist. In the fall, when they begin middle school, both plan to try out for the tennis and cross country teams. Both were on the Knowledge Masters team at Plew. But both recognize that the week they spent in the nation's capital can have a lasting, positive effect. "When we're in difficult situations, we'll be able to use those (leadership) traits better and communicate better," Julia said. "It was just a really good experience," Meredith added. "We got to meet a lot of people from across the country who were like us." Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Window Treatments Accessories Draperies Wall Coverings Furniture Area Rugs Blinds Bedding Staging Partnership with over 200 Vendors! Carol StearnsAward Winning Interior www.decoratingden.comIll come to you! POWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service 110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 f youre carrying a B or better average and have a good driving record, you may be eligible for a substantial discount on your auto insurance premiums through Auto-Owners Insurance Company. Stop in our agency and ask us about it! Find out how at ext. 1315Want to Join? www.oaspine.comORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATESand The Spine Institute at Orthopaedic Associates Niceville (850) 678-2249 554-D Twin Cities Blvd. Destin (850) 837-3926 36500 Emerald Coast Pkwy. Ft. Walton (850) 863-2153 1034 Mar Walt Drive 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate exhibitMilitary Memories, which celebrates the sacrifice and hard work of our military, including the sometimes overlooked troubles endured by military families. The exhibit is divided into two themes, "On the Homefront" and "At War." "At War" features a mural by artist Barrie Williams, depicting war planes in flight, military insignia and uniforms spanning the Civil War to Vietnam conflict. One particularly interesting garment is a POW uniform from Niceville's own Howard Hill, who spent five and a half years at the "Hanoi Hilton" POW camp in Vietnam. The exhibit also includes an edition of the Honolulu StarBulletin from Dec. 7, 1941, headlined "WAR! Oahu bombed by Japanese planes." "On the Homefront" displays a 1940s kitchen scene, with the woman of the house managing the domestic front while her husband is at war. The exhibit, curated by Cynthia Tomerlin and sponsored in large part by Pioneer Technologies, is a nod to those who serve, and the ongoing sacrifices made by them and their families. Come be one of the first to take a peek at this new exhibit, watch history come alive, mingle, and sample great food and wine at Night at the Museum. The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for nonmembers, $25 for members. Special discounts are available for new family members and groups. Tickets are limited. Call 678-2615. HISTORYFrom page B-1 "On the Homefront" depicts a 1940s domestic scene, with a woman "holding down the fort" in her husband's absence. In the ServiceE-mail items to Air Force Reserve Col. R. Brian Risner was promoted to his current rank and received a subsequent assignment to the Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Risner serves as the senior Individual Mobility Augmentee Communications Director at the Global Strike Command. The colonel has served in the military for 25 years. Risner is the son of Rebecca Walker of Niceville, and the son-in-law of Bea Hall of Fort Walton Beach. Risner graduated in 1979 from Fort Walton Beach High School. In 1985, he received a bachelor's degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the Air Force at the University of Florida at Gainesville. *** Air Force Reserve Airman Kayla P. Wagers, daughter of Linnette Wagers of Niceville and James Wagers of Valparaiso, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Wagers earned distinction as an honors graduate. Kayla WagersBoy Scouts excel at campBoy Scout Troop 157 attended summer camp at Skymont Scout Reservation in Altamont, Tenn. The troop earned more than 100 merit badges and Honor and Top Troop awards during the weeklong camp. Each scout had the opportunity to climb the 40-foot climbing wall, get bounced off the BLOB at the waterfront and go on a white water river expedition down the Ocoee River. Troop 157 meets every Monday at St. Jude's Episcopal Church at 6:45 p.m. Julia, left, and Meredith Freeman visited Colonial Williamsburg after their leadership conference in Washington, D.C. 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Friends for Fun senior club All singles 60 and older, come join Friends for Fun for laughter and friendly conversation each Wednesday, 3-6 p.m., at the Bluewater Bay Clubhouse. This is an opportunity to make new friends and find joy and companionship. Info: 897-4434. RBCS seeks host families Rocky Bayou Christian School is looking for families living in Okaloosa County to host an international student. Male and female students will come from China, S. Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. Your family will not only gain a new family member, you will also learn about a different culture, and its values and traditions. Students stay with a host family for 10 months. By opening your home and heart to a young person from another culture, you quickly establish strong bonds, which can turn into a lifelong friendship. There is a monthly stipend that will help with expenses for each international student. If you are interested or would like more information, call RBCS, 729-7227, ext. 375, or email Teen driver safety course The Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office will hold a Teen Driver Challenge course July 26 and 27. The free program is designed to help teens boost driving skills and lessen the odds of becoming involved in a crash. The program focuses on defensive driving techniques and evasive maneuvers. It involves a mixture of classroom instruction at the OCSO Shalimar Administration Building as well as hands-on driver training at the Northwest Florida State College driving range in Niceville. Teens 15-19 are eligible and must have a valid learners permit/Florida operations license and must provide their own cars. Sign up at and click on the Teen Driver Challenge logo. School supplies donations Donations of school supplies are now being collected at Nicevilles Sharing & Caring, 104 Bullock Blvd. Supplies will be distributed Aug. 13 to approximately 350 students in our community. Parents/guardians may sign up their children until Aug. 5. Lists of supplies needed may be obtained at Sharing & Caring. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Info: 729-3600. Free museum admission The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. Referee training course The USSF Entry Level Referee Course will be held in Niceville for those interested in refereeing. The class consists of online education modules and 12 hours of classroom training and participation. After training, you will have the basic knowledge to begin refereeing. The 2011 course will be held at Niceville City Hall Aug. 22, 6-8:30 p.m.; Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m.; Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-noon; and Aug. 31, 6-9 p.m. Info: under the Become a Referee tab. The cost is $100. Register by Aug. 8. To register or for more information: Al Haberbusch, or 678-9084; Howard Hill, or 678-2182; or Bernie Busovne, busovnefamily@ or 897-9497. Creative writing group The Valparaiso Community Library will offer a writing workshop Thursdays at 1 p.m. All ages are welcome to come and explore their creativity, with a focus on self expression, creative writing and improvisation. This program is not necessarily a formal writing course; however group discussions and friendly critique will help individuals develop their written and/or vocal narrative style. Call the library for info, 729-5406. Twin Cities Seniors club Twin Cities Seniors will meet July 14 at 2 p.m. at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. Info: 678-8645 or 6784346. All 50+ are welcome for friendship, bingo and potluck. Rosemont Baptist dinner Leave your dishes in the cupboard and have dinner at Rosemont Baptist Church with Nita of Nitas Thai and More Friday, July 22. The menu will be limited. Reserve by July 15. Call the church office, 678-1611. All proceeds will go to Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. Visit for more information. Leadership Okaloosa The Northwest Florida State College Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for the 20112012 Leadership Okaloosa program. Participants meet one day a month from September to June and receive classroom leadership development training by a certified instructor. Tuition is $850. Applications are due by July 15 and can be obtained at or by calling 729-6880. Blood drive Food Depot, 1015 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, will also hold a blood drive Friday, July 15, 3-7 p.m. Civil War lecture The Indian Temple Mound and Museum, 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, will host another installment of the Civil War lecture series. On July 15 at 2 p.m., Tara Giuliano will present No Mans Land: Civil War across the Fla. Panhandle. Info: 833-9595. Night at the Museum The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, will hold a Night at the MuseumA guided tour and wine tasting Experience, Friday, July 15. The guided tour will begin at 7 p.m. and guests will learn about Northwest Florida history, view the new Military Memories exhibit and sample wine and food from fine dining restaurants in Niceville and Valparaiso. Hear the beautiful sounds of live Native American music, enter raffles, 50/50, take part in a silent auction and mingle with special guests bringing history to life. Tickets are $30; museum members $25. Space is limited. Call 678-2615 for tickets. Catholic seminar Dr. Paul Thigpen, speaker and author, will present Are You Saved? The Catholic Response at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Niceville, on July 15, 7 p.m., and 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Father Butler Parish Life Center. The seminar will explain the Catholic Churchs teaching about what it means to be saved, and shows how that teaching is rooted in Scripture. Registration is $20. Info: Dianne Hinds, 678-3413, or Yvonne Beyers, 543-2275, or mation/home. Dinner and silent auction Boy Scout Troop 52 will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction July 15 at AVMETS Post 78 in Valparaiso. Spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a drink will be served for $5 per person from 5-7 p.m. There will also be a silent auction. You can even look online and send early bids: All proceeds support Boy Scout Troop 52 activities and awards throughout the year. Bowling fundraiser Bowling for Bucks, a benefit for the Global Orphan Project, will take place Saturday, July 16, noon-2 p.m., at Hurricane Lanes in Destin. The cost is $10 per person or $50 for a team of six. All proceeds will go to the project. For tickets and information, visit or contact Ashley Breaux, 317-519-4802. July hikes The Florida Trail Association will hold a hike July 16, at 7 p.m. Bring your canoe or kayak and join the FTA for a moonlight paddle on Bluewater Bay. Details: 729-0344. For a complete list of events, visit Paddle board relay race The NorthLight Marina in Bluewater will hold a paddle board relay July 16. Registration at 9 a.m., the relay starts at 10:15. There will be food and fun after the relay. Registration is $35. For info and to register, call Jon Parks, 843-6027747, or visit Junior Lifeguard Program The Junior Lifeguard Program, open to girls and boys ages 11-17, will run July 18-29. The Junior Lifeguard Program is a way to learn about personal and public safety, and includes interactions with EMS Ambulance, Coast Guard, Gulf Flight, marine life and more. Info: Lindsey Daso at 8307652 or Lunchtime history lecture The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, will hold History Sandwiched In, a lunchtime lecture July 20 at 11 a.m. The program, presented by Michael Weech, will be We Can Do It! American propaganda on the home front during WWII. Bring a lunch and take in this free and open to the public program. Call to reserve a seat, 678-2615. NWFSC summer musical Big River, the Northwest Florida State College summer musical, will be performed at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, July 20-23, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 adult/$20 youth (18 and younger). Info: 729-6000, mat, or stop by the box office Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mark Twains timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. 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Many stories yet to comeThe Niceville Library will continue the "One World, Many Stories" summer program with Global Kids July 13, 10:30-11 a.m. for ages 3-completed kindergarten, and noon-1 p.m. for completed grades 1-3. It will also be held July 14, 10:30-11 a.m. for ages 3-completed kindergarten, and 1:15-3 p.m. for completed grades 4 and up. Registration is required, call 279-4863, ext. 1514. St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool 1407 E. John Sims Parkway 850-678-1298 Wo rship ScheduleBe a part of our fellowship! Inspirational worship every Sunday. 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Reaching the Emerald Coast with the Transforming Love of Jesus ChristRev Fr Frank D Gough II 850.651.9800 Rev Christopher Flynn, Deacon 850.543.3748 A Member of the World Wide Anglican CommunionRESURRECTIONAnglican Church66 8th St., ShalimarService Times: 10:00 a.m. Sunday God Centered Christ Exalting Spirit Led Truth DrivenService Time:Sundays at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. 2401 Partin Dr. N, 678-6062


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Newspaper Delivery Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida drivers license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Seeking work from home distributors for new organic health food company that launches in October 2011. Great opportunity to get in on ground floor with unlimited earning potential from home, and wholesale prices on healthy food delivered right to the customers door. Call (850) 974-2952 for more information. This & That Thrift Shop, Flea Market, Buy, Sell, Trade. Open Wed.-Sat., 1419 No. 29th. 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