First F-35 arrives at EglinBy Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer In one hour and 40 minutes, Air Force pilot Lt. Col. Eric Smith flew F-35A tail number 0747 from Fort Worth, Texas, to its new home at Eglin. Touching down on Eglins runway 19/01 at about 1:15 p.m. Thursday, the planes arrival is historic, marking the first of 59 Lightning II F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to be stationed at the base. It was a smooth ride in, said Smith, the Air Forces first F-35-qualified pilot. The jet behaved awesomely. Im just so proud to bring it home to Eglin. Its an exciting day here at the wing, where our joint and integrated team has been preparing for this day since October 2009, said Air Force Col. Andrew Toth, the 33rd Fighter Wing commander. In 2005 the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) commission directed the Air Force to establish a joint initial training center at Eglin no later than September 2011. The F-35 training center will train pilots and maintainers from the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as several U.S. allies, to fly and maintain all three versions of the F-35the conventional take-off F-35A of the Air Force, the carrier variant F-35C for the Navy and the short-take-off, vertical landing F-35B for the Marine Corps. In 2009 the 33rd Fighter Wing transitioned from an F15 operational fighter unit to an F-35 joint training wing, manned by military members from all three military services receiving the new fighter planes. Smith, who is the deputy for operation for the 33rds 58th Fighter Squadron, previously flew A-10 ground attack aircraft for about 10 years, plus another six years flying F16s before being assigned to the F-35 program. From 2006 to 2008, he was assigned to Eglins 40th Flight Test Squadron, part of Eglins 46th Test Wing.By Mike Griffith and Del LessardBeacon Staff The look of the Niceville City Council will change after longtime city councilman Al Swihart said farewell after the councils July 12 meeting with an upbeat speech and an unexpected distribution of souvenirs. Four of the six candidates vying for election to Niceville city council, held yesterday, hoped to win the seat Swihart held for the past 28 years. Before he moved to his present home in Niceville in 1982, Swihart, now 84, had already retired from a 20-year career in the Air Force and a 15-year stint in federal civil service, both related to Air Force public affairs. He grew up on a dairy farm in rural Pennsylvania and, following graduation from high school, enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1944, later serving in post-war Germany, and still later post-war Japan. In between his two federal careers, Swihart spent two years in the area as the first paid executive of the Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerceinheriting only a desk, chair, typewriter and about a dozen or two members. Returning to Niceville after 15 years in federal civil service, Swihart sought and won election to the city council for the first time in 1983, and was reelected six more times to the unpaid post. Among the highlights of his nearly three decades service to the city, Swihart lists his role in helping establish the Okaloosa County Library Cooperative, and later, with his second wife, Terry, the Friends of the Niceville Library support group. Swihart also helped initiate two of Nicevilles more festive traditions, the annual Egg Dash the Saturday before Easter, and an annual Christmas drive for needy seniors. For five years Swihart and city resident and perennial volunteer Lynn Waltz personally stuffed toys in 10,000 plastic eggs for the annual Egg Dash. The city later continued the popular tradition but purchased Council honors departing member Please see DEPARTING, page A-2By Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer The proposed consolidation of Valparaiso and Eglin Air Force Base postal carriers with the Niceville post office has been delayed indefinitely, U.S. Postal Service officials told the Beacon last week. In late February, USPS released details of a cost-saving reorganization by which Valparaiso and Eglin Air Force Base mail carriers would be based at the Niceville post office. Incoming mail for Valparaiso, Eglin and Niceville addresses would be delivered only to the Niceville post office, 90 N. Palm Blvd., under the reorganization plan, postal officials said at the time. Under the cost-cutting plan, mail carriers who now receive then sort incoming mail at Valparaiso and Eglin post offices would instead perform those duties at the Niceville office before fanning out to deliver their routes. The plan was supposed to reduce local payroll, without any layoffs, although USPS declined to be more specific. USPS authorities in February projected a cash shortfall by the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30. The USPS has steadily reduced the number of employeesthrough attrition and early retirement over the last 10 years, from 775,903 in 2001 to 583,000 employees todaywith additional reductions in progress, the USPS By Mike GriffithBeacon Correspondent East Niceville fire commissioners tentatively set their fire districts property tax millage rate for the coming fiscal year at 2.37, slightly above the current rate of 2.35. They emphasized, however, that the tentative rate is just thattentative, and can be lowered later this summer if commissioners determine that the fire district will not need all the revenue likely to be generated at the higher rate. At the meeting, which occurred July 11, the fire commissioners also heard from Glenn Voigt of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, who briefed the commission on the results of his firms annual audit of the fire districts finances. The proposed millage rate, if actually approved at subsequent fire commission meetings, would mean that property owners in the East Niceville Fire District, which extends from the eastern city limits of the City of Niceville to the shore of Rocky Bayou, would pay $2.37 in property tax for every $1,000 of taxable value of their property, after homestead exemptions and other deductions. For example, the owner of a home appraised at $200,000 of taxable value would pay $474 in property tax to the fire district, in addition to other property taxes collected by the county, such as county and Okaloosa School District taxes. At the current millage rate of 2.35, such a home By Molly MosherBeacon Staff Writer Hundreds of community and church members, family and friends flooded the Niceville United Methodist Churchs Community Life Center July 15 to commemorate the lost lives of the Teutenberg family. The memorial service was for Fred and Terresa, and their five children, Emma, 2, Peyton, 4, Ellie, 6, Brendon, 9, and Will, 10, who died in a plane crash July 9 near Demopolis, Ala., as they returned from a family reunion in St. Louis, Mo. The service opened with a prayer by the Rev. Rurel Ausley, then moved into song. As the congregation stood, Ausley said, For those of you who have never been to a Christian memorial service, you may wonder why we are about to sing. We are about to sing and celebrate the lives of the Teutenberg family. The church was packed with people who had been touched by the lives and deaths of the Teutenbergs. 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COMING UP12 Pages, 2 Sections, 2 Inserts Please see F-35, page A-6 Please see MILLAGE, page A-4 Please see POSTAL, page A-3 Postal consolidation on indefinite holdFire district raises tentative millage rate Beacon photo by Del Lessard The 33rd Fighter Wings first Lightning II F-35 Joint Strike Fighter arrived at Eglin Friday, piloted by Lt. Col. Eric Smith, who lives in Bluewater Bay.Its here!The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Long-time city councilman Al Swihart shares a laugh with Niceville Mayor Randall Wise during a reception honoring Swihart upon his retirement from council. The room next to council chambers was set up for Tuesdays city council election. Please see TEUTENBERG, page A-5 A sign on the overhead crossing by Niceville High School indicates the regard the Teutenberg family inspired. Beacon photo by Molly MosherHundreds celebrate Teutenbergs livesPacked church remembers family who died in plane crash Lt. Col. 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Tax678-1178222 Government Avenue Niceville, FL 32578The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision. Before you decide, ask us to send you free information about our qualifications and experience.Fire Commission adds memberBy Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer Woodlands resident James W. Boswell has been sworn in as a fire commissioner at the North Bay Fire Control District. Boswell, 69, a retired Air Force colonel and former defense contractor, was one of four men who applied to the fill a vacancy on the five-member board of fire commissioners. The vacancy was created when former fire commissioner Jerry Cashion resigned earlier this month, more than a year before the position is scheduled to come up on the November 2012 ballot. Other applicants for the seat included Trey Ward, a Destin firefighter who is moving into Bluewater Bay in August; Shane E. Melancon, a young man planning to attend a local college to study politics; and, Lee Wetzell, also a retired Air Force colonel with military and civilian experience in personnel and human resources. At the July 12 fire commission meeting commission chairman Jim Miller and commissioner Janet Santner questioned each of the applicants about their motivation, prior public service and availability to attend meetings, especially budget hearings. Boswell praised North Bay firefighters and paramedics, noting that they responded in an outstanding fashion last year when his wife, Karen, suffered a heart attack and they called 911. He said his primary concern as a commissioner would be to provide the best possible service to the community with the money available. Commissioners voted 4-0 to appoint Boswell to fill the vacancy through November 2012, when the position will be on the ballot. Immediately after being sworn in, Boswell took his seat as commissioner for the remainder of their monthly meeting. In other business at the July 12 fire commission meeting: Fire commissioners set Sept. 13 as the first public hearing on the fire districts annual budget and millage rate for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, with the final public hearing set for Sept. 21. At the request of Fire Chief Joe Miller, fire commissioners also set a final budget workshop for Aug. 2, at 7 p.m., at the fire station. At the conclusion of the public workshop commissioners will conduct a closed-door session with Chief Miller to prepare for contract negotiations with unionized firefighters. The fire chief, who will negotiate with the union on behalf of fire commissioners, presented a letter from firefighter Travis Zaal, president of Local 3505 of the International Association of Firefighters outlining salary issues. Zaal noted that firefighters have foregone pay raises over the past two years to help stabilize the fire districts budget, while absorbing additional workload as the fire district has cut the size of shift crews from five to four. James W. BoswellMSBU discusses sidewalks, flowersBloom maintenance: $1,600 a yearBy Mike GriffithBeacon Correspondent The Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) board of directors met Tuesday, July 12, to discuss replanting the traffic circle on Bluewater Boulevard, building sidewalks near the Bluewater Bay Marina and other planned or potential projects. The MSBU is a branch of Okaloosa County government, established to manage the landscaping, signs and street lights, beautification and general maintenance of common areas of Bluewater Bay, an unincorporated community east of Rocky Bayou, and north and south of State Road 20. During the July 12 meeting, board member Doug Burgess discussed plans to replant the traffic circle on Bluewater Boulevard. The plan, he said, includes keeping the existing dwarf Indian hawthorne and yaupon holly shrubs in the center of the circle. Outer areas of the circle, he said, will be planted with clusters of red knockout roses, interspersed with white and blue annual flowers, such as begonias and violas. Cost of the project, said Burgess, will be $4,375, plus an additional $840 twice each year to replace annual flowers as the seasons change. Burgess said he expects the red, white and blue color scheme around the outer edges of the circle to be popular with residents of Bluewater Bay, which include many military personnel and their families. There is great love of country around here, he said. Burgess also discussed plans for installing additional Christmas lights in the traffic circle. He said the main obstacle to adding more LED lights is obtaining electrical power for the lights. He said representatives of Chelco, the local power cooperative, will not allow the lights to be plugged into existing street light fixtures, but may be willing to bore under the street to install an additional power line. Fellow board member Joe Jellison, however, said he thought the project should be dropped. I like Christmas lights, he said, but added that the project was becoming too complicated and expensive to be worth pursuing further. Board member Joan McCarthy agreed, saying the Christmas light project would benefit only a small part of Bluewater Bay, for only a small part of each year. After some discussion, the board agreed to table the light project indefinitely. MSBU board members also heard from several residents of neighborhoods near the Bluewater Bay Marina, especially on either side of Bay Drive, who asked the MSBU to work with Okaloosa County to build a sidewalk along Bay Drive near the marina. As residential development in that area has grown, they said, and as the marina and the bar & grill it contains have grown in popularity, the potential has also grown for accidents between motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, especially children who live in nearby houses. Its unsafe for our kids, said one resident. Drivers are going up and down Bay Drive at 35 and 40 miles per hour. We needed sidewalks yesterday. Another local mother agreed, saying, Sidewalks should have a higher priority than flowers or Christmas lights. Board members said they originally considered sidewalks to be outside the responsibilities of the MSBU, and too expensive for the MSBU to tackle with its limited budget. However, said Burgess, after hearing from the residents, and seeing the need for a sidewalk along Bay Drive, the board is working with Okaloosa County Public Works personnel to see if it may be possible for the MSBU to buy materials, and the county to provide labor, to build such a sidewalk. Nothing definite has been worked out yet, Burgess said. Jellison also cautioned about the potential problems of mixing funds from more than one government entity into a single project. The next meeting of the Bluewater Bay MSBU board is scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the golf clubhouse on Bluewater Boulevard. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith MSBU directors Joe Jellison, Dale Blanchard, Doug Burgess, David Strunk and Joan McCarthy discuss the possibility of building sidewalks near the Bluewater Bay Marina.eggs that were already stuffed. Swihart told a reporter Monday that he also enjoyed traveling to many small cities between Pensacola and Tallahassee during his tenure as president of the Northwest Florida League of Cities. His public service also included representing Niceville on the regional sewer board since he first took office. While it is customary for retiring officials to receive commemorative plaques, Swihart gave such gifts to several of his colleagues in city government. These included a gavel for Mayor Randall Wise, a shovel for public works director Bruce Price, a book for library director Sheila Bishop, and a cow for city planner Wanda Cruttenden, who collects model cows. Swihart gave City Manager Lannie Corbin a plaque containing the city seal, which he and Corbin helped design, basing it on a photograph taken by Corbins father of a deer wading along the shore of Choctawhatchee Bay. Swihart, whose hobbies include working with stained glass, later hand-made the lighted city seal that now overlooks the city council chamber. He made it from 297 separate pieces of glass, stained in various colors. Following the meeting, a reception was held in Swiharts honor. DEPARTINGFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Long-time city councilman Al Swihart bid farewell to the city council. While it is customary for retiring officials to receive commemorative plaques, Swihart gave such plaques to several of his colleagues in city government. Here, he gives a cow to city planner Wanda Cruttenden, who collects model cows.
said last February. In May, Nancy Ross, a spokeswoman for the USPS in north Florida told the Beacon that the previously announced April 23 consolidation date would be delayed to late June to provide for notification to postal unions and carriers, among other procedures. This project has been put on an indefinite hold and will be revisited at a later date, USPS spokesman Stephen Seewoester said in response to a Beacon inquiry last week. We undertake efficiency studies without knowing the outcome, Seewoester said. We look at cost savings, employee impact and, of course, customer impact. At this time, we didnt feel this proposed change met all of our targets in these areas.By Mike GriffithBeacon Correspondent The Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast has asked the Northwest Florida State College Foundation to return nearly $25,000 previously given to the Foundation by the B&GC for scholarships. In a letter dated July 5, and discussed by the Foundation board of directors during their July 12 meeting at the colleges Niceville campus, Boys & Girls Club Chairman of the Board Cory Godwin wrote, At this time we request the remaining principal balance of $24,371.52 be returned to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast so we can use the money to help our recent high school graduates as they pursue higher education. NWFSC Foundation Executive Director Cristie Kedroski told foundation directors that this is the first case she knows of in which a donor to the foundation has asked for the return of a gift of money already given to the foundation. The NWFSC Foundation is the fundraising arm of Northwest Florida State College, raising money from private and institutional donors to supplement the colleges income from tax funding, tuition and fees from students. Kedroski and NWFSC President Ty Handy told foundation board members that there had been some difficulty with the Boys & Girls Club gift, which was given to the college in 2008 for the purpose of establishing a scholarship endowment for alumni of the Boys & Girls Club attending NWFSC. The original gift was expected to be doubled by a matching grant from the State of Florida, but when the national and state economies went into recession in 2008, the Florida Legislature suspended all such matching grants in order to conserve state funds. This put the B&GC fund underwater, said Handy, meaning that it could not give annual $1,000 scholarships as intended without eventually depleting its principle. During the past year, said Handy, the college itself supplemented the B&GC fund with college money in order to give two $500 scholarships. In her letter to the college, however, Godwin appeared dissatisfied with waiting for the state to resume matching scholarship funds, and with how the scholarship money was being used by the college, saying her club would prefer to regain control of the money in order to use it for all forms of higher education, not just for scholarships to NWFSC. We have reservations about the endowment scholarship program because we will not be able to assist our alumni until some undetermined date in the future, and the matching funds from the state which are not guaranteed might be given at an undetermined date in the future. This leaves us with money but no ability to assist our recent graduates. Godwin also wrote about wanting more flexibility in awarding scholarships to B&GC alumni. In considering the restricted scholarship programs, we would have access to the funds immediately to assist our recent graduates, but we have had only a handful of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast alumni attend Northwest Florida State College. We would like to financially assist all of our alumni regardless of the institution they select. Kedroski said that since the endowment was a gift, it now legally belongs to the college foundation, and need not be returned, but Kedroski and Foundation Chairman Wayne Campbell plan to meet with Godwin in the near future to discuss the matter and try to reach an agreement satisfactory to all. Godwin could not be reached by phone following the July 12 foundation meeting, but Patricia Butler, the Boys & Girls Clubs Director of Resource Development, assured the Beacon that the letter asking for the return of the scholarship money did not imply any loss of faith or trust in the NWFSC Foundation or the college on the part of the Boys & Girls Club. We love the college, said Butler. The reason for asking for the return of the money, she said, was to give the club greater flexibility in how the money would be used. Not all B&GC members go on to community colleges, or to colleges at all, she said, and the club would like to be able to offer scholarships to members who go on to other colleges, trade schools or other institutions. Butler said she thinks an agreement can be reached, but that the club is aware that a gift, once given, cannot be demanded back, and no one at the Boys & Girls Club is presently contemplating any formal legal action if the NWFSC Foundation does not return the money as requested. In other business, the foundation board members heard from Julie Cotton, NWFSC Director of Leadership Institute and Special Projects, who briefed the foundation on the Leadership Institute to be established in the new student services center being built on the Niceville campus. She said the new building is expected to be complete by the end of this year, and asked the foundation board to consider arranging for an appropriate grand opening event of some kind. Cotton said the new student services center will also be the headquarters of the NWFSC Leadership Institute, which will provide a variety of professional development opportunities and customized training options for individuals, businesses, government, military and not-for-profit organizations. The programs of the NWFSC Leadership Institute are specially designed to support the economic and workforce development of our region and our vital role in the state and global economy. The Leadership Institute, said Cotton, will include a large conference room and several smaller breakout rooms on the third floor of the new building. Naming privileges for these rooms, she said, will be granted to donors who give the college donations ranging from $25,000 to $100,000. A gift of $250,000, she reported, will win a donor the right to name the Leadership Institute itself. The next meeting of the NWFSC Foundation board of directors is scheduled for 7:30 a.m., Sept. 6, in the gallery of Building K on NWFSCs Niceville campus. Meetings are open to the public. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Page A-3 THEBAYBEACON Tickets Available NOW!July 20, 21, 22 & 23Northwest Florida State College MATTIE N o r thwest Fl o rida S t a te C o llege KELLYAn Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Institution With Coupon Only. Expires 7/26/11 With Coupon Only. Expires 7/26/11With Coupon Only. Expires 7/26/11$1995$1695 Change Motor Oil (up to 5 Qts.) 10W30 New Oil Filter Most Vehicles FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGENOW SERVICING DIESELS$500OFF(up to 5 Qts.) 10W30 Most vehiclesOIL CHANGETRANSMISSION SERVICE$10OFF$10OFF14-Point Service Check One coupon per customer. With coupon only. Cannot be combined with other offers. 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Candidate Barry Reeds correct address is 2020 Kildare Circle. Candidate Judy Boudreauxs correct address is 2423 Duncan Drive.Club asks college to return $25K gift for scholarships We have had only a handful of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast alumni attend Northwest Florida State College. We would like to financially assist all of our alumni regardless of the institution they select.Cory Godwin Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Julie Cotton, Northwest Florida State College Director of Leadership Institute and Special Projects, briefed the foundation on the Leadership Institute to be established in the new student services center being built on the Niceville campus. NWFSC, Richburg cancel hearing on pay questionBy Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer A state administrative judge has canceled a July 26-28 hearing in Niceville in the case of Northwest Florida State College versus James R. Richburg, the colleges former president. The cancellation came at the request of attorneys for both parties. The civil case, initiated two years ago, involves Richburgs assertion that the college board of trustees did not follow proper notification procedures, nor did it give a reason for terminating his employment contract, when they fired him as president by a 4-3 vote, April 28, 2009. Richburg, who had led the college for more than 22 years before he was fired, requested the college pay the salary and benefits he would have received under his employment contract, which ran through June 2012, and totals more than $750,000. Depositions have been taken from several current and former college trustees, and others, last month in preparation for the previously scheduled final hearing before an administrative law judge, in Niceville, July 26-28. On July 11 attorneys for both the college and Richburg filed a motion stating that attorneys for both sides believe they should make another attempt to mediate the conflict. The motion also said they had scheduled a mediation session July 27 in Tallahassee, and requested that the three-day final hearing before an administrative law judge be rescheduled to mid-August. On July 12 Administrative Law Judge Lawrence P. Stevenson issued an order canceling the July 26-28 hearing in Niceville and granting a continuance. The order did not set a new hearing date but instead instructed attorneys to advise him in writing within 10 days of completion of mediation as to the status of the matter and recommendations for a final hearing date. James R. Richburg POSTALFrom page A-1
ArrestsDeborah Ann Coon, 52, of 400 Kelly Road, Apt. 42, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies June 30 on a misdemeanor worthless check charge related to a $25 bad check. * Lacy Rachel Slifko, 24, of 1312 Als Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies June 21 on charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. * Matthew James Gagnor, 29, of 111 22nd St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies June 20 on charges of burglary to a conveyance and petit theft. On Aug. 7, 2010, Gagnor allegedly burglarized a 2002 Lexus parked at the foot of the Marler Bridge by smashing the front passenger window and grabbing a wallet from a purse. A drop of blood found on the purse inside the locked vehicle was sent to a state crime lab where a DNA profile was matched to a DNA profile of Gagnor. * Johnny Lee Holmes Jr., 34, of 1124 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies June 20 on a charge of making a false statement to obtain unemployment compensation. * Kara Lee Decker, unemployed, 29, of 320 23rd St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies June 20 on a charge of violation of probation on the original charge of illegal use of a credit card. * Keiko Marie Kopp, 22, of 4600 Range Road, Apt. 120, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies June 22 on a violation of probation charge on the original charge of grand theft. * Dustin Glenn Garvin, unemployed, 33, of 637 Birkdale Circle, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies June 21 on a charge of failure to appear on the original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. * Kristopher Arseneau Joyner, unemployed, 37, was arrested by sheriffs deputies June 29 on an order revoking bond for violation of pretrial release and again on July 1 on a violation of probation charge on the original charges of reckless driving and violating the states open container law. * Casey Michael Chavis, 23, of 500 Kelly Mill Road, Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriffs deputies July 6 on a charge of violation of probation on the original charges of petit theft, retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. * Larry Shane Patrick, a mechanic, 26, of 206 Edrehi Drive, Niceville, and Kaitlin Michelle McSweeney, 23, of the same address, were arrested by Niceville police July 9, each charged with retail theft. Patrick and McSweeney were allegedly observed removing price tags from items and concealing them in McSweeneys purse, then exiting Kmart, 1140 E. John Sims Parkway, without paying the $180 cost of concealed cosmetics, school supplies and an alarm clock. McSweeney was also charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, six pills of Alprazolam found in her purse.DUI arrestsJason Iarossi, 30, of 610 Pinecone Cove, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI on Bayshore Drive at Lions Park, July 9 at 3:28 a.m. Richard Norman Lush, 45, of 1000 Pennacle Point Lane, Apt. 536, Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI on Bayshore Drive at Lions Park, July 9 at 3:30 a.m. Iarossi and Lush were also both charged with racing on a street or highway. Police doing a security check at Lions Park allegedly observed a Ford F250 pickup driven by Lush approaching Lions Park at an estimated 55 mph, with a BMW driven by Iarossi following close behind. As the two vehicles passed police Iarossi allegedly accelerated and passed Lushs truck in a no passing zone as both vehicles continued onto Finck Road then Palm Boulevard and then Bayshore Drive. Iarossi, whose blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit, was also charged with passing in a no passing zone/crossing double yellow lines. Lush, who refused to submit to a legal breath, blood or urine test, was also charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked after police records showed his license had been suspended following a previous DUI * Nicholas Adam Leugers, 26, of 809 Turnberry Way, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies for DUI on Highway 98 at Matthew Boulevard, Destin, subsequent to a traffic accident that caused $300 damage but no injury to others, July 2 at 8:34 p.m.TheftsA Niceville resident from the 100 block of Windlake Court reported that on June 17 he noticed an alarm had been tripped from the living room and that a porch screen had been ripped halfway off the porch and a portion of a door had been pushed in. A chair was found outside the porch where the screen had been ripped. * An employee of a Valparaiso restaurant, 124 John Sims Parkway, reported that unknown person(s) stole her purse from a hook behind the bar. The purse was later found in the womans bathroom in a trash can and was missing $300 cash, a cell phone, prescription medication and other items valued in total at $795. * A Niceville resident from the 1000 block of Stephen Drive reported that sometime July 4 unknown person(s) stole a $20 gas can from his carport, and an iPod and a backpack with $450 worth of playing cards from an unlocked vehicle in the driveway. * A Niceville resident from the 1000 block of 27th Street reported that sometime July 4-5 unknown person(s) stole a bicycle from an unlocked bicycle rack on the back of his vehicle. * A Niceville resident from the 1400 block of Cat-Mar Road reported that sometime July 3-4 unknown person(s) stole three chain saws from his unsecured garage. The stolen items were valued at $1,500. * A Niceville resident reported July 5 that unknown person(s) stole a diesel boat motor and two cabinets from his property in the 100 block of North Cedar. * A Niceville resident from the 400 block of Kelly Road reported that sometime July 4-5 unknown person(s) entered her unsecured apartment and stole $54 cash and two bottles of prescription medications valued in total at $75. * A landscaper reported that while his crew was working in the backyard of a customer in the 300 block of Sabal palm Drive July 7 unknown person(s) burglarized the landscapers unlocked truck parked in the front. Reported stolen was a cell phone and a GPS device from the dashboard area of the truck. * A Niceville resident from the 200 block of Reeves Street reported a stolen bicycle July 10.Criminal MischiefA Niceville resident from the 700 block of Howell Street reported that sometime July 1-2 unknown person(s) knocked over and damaged two mailboxes that were mounted on the same post. * Vandal(s) cut a screen and broke a window at a Niceville residence in the 800 block of Valparaiso Boulevard, it was reported July 5. * A Niceville resident from the 1400 block of Rum Still Circle reported July 1 that the front passenger side widow on her truck was shattered but nothing appeared to be disturbed inside the vehicle. * A Niceville resident from the 1600 block of Parkside Circle reported that sometime overnight, June 22-23, unknown person(s) removed a three-foot tall concrete lion from the top of a mailbox. Damage to the mailbox was estimated at $250. 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 voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Criminal Law, DUI, Family Law, Divorce (850) 729-7770 www.michaelweinstock.com 795 East John Sims Parkway, Suite 1, NicevilleFelonies, Misdemeanors, DUI, Drug Offenses, VOP, Domestic Violence Sex Offenses, Bond Issues Divorce (Contested & Uncontested), Custody, Child Support Department of Revenue actions, Guardianship, Visitation Contempt Actions, Alimony Issues Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Find us on Ritz Salon Window Treatments Accessories Draperies Wall Coverings Furniture Area Rugs Blinds Bedding Staging Partnership with over 200 Vendors! 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Height: 6-feet, Weight: 160 pounds Age: 32, Date of birth: 09-18-1978 Hair: black, Eyes: brownPage A-4 Wednesday, July 20, 2011 THEBAYBEACON The Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from July 11, 2011, through July 17, 2011. 2 Structure Fire16 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire0 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn4 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms2 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time Coral Drive.....................................Medical.............................07/11/11......................09:26 White Street...................................Structure fire.....................07/11/11......................11:48 Everglade Drive.............................Structure fire.....................07/11/11......................14:35 Allen Street....................................Medical.............................07/12/11.....................08:58 Dartmouth Way.............................Medical.............................07/12/11.....................11:18 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical.............................07/12/11.....................13:53 Peachtree Way..............................Medical.............................07/12/11.....................23:18 S. Cedar Avenue...........................Medical.............................07/13/11.....................01:38 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Service call.......................07/13/11.....................08:54 Osceola Court...............................Canceled..........................07/13/11.....................14:14 Darlington Oak Drive....................Medical.............................07/14/11.....................03:59 Cape Lane.....................................Medical.............................07/14/11.....................05:58 Dana Point.....................................Fuel leak...........................07/14/11.....................10:24 Hart Street.....................................Alarm activation...............07/14/11.....................13:07 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical.............................07/14/11.....................13:44 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical.............................07/14/11.....................21:49 Kelly Road.....................................Medical.............................07/15/11.....................01:39 Bayshore Drive..............................Medical.............................07/15/11.....................11:27 27th Street.....................................Medical.............................07/15/11.....................14:01 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical.............................07/15/11.....................16:57 Rocky Bayou Bridge.....................False call..........................07/15/11.....................23:15 Beach Drive/ENFD.......................Power line down..............07/17/11.....................11:15 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical.............................07/17/11.....................16:24 Spence Circle................................Medical.............................07/17/11.....................17:39 Weekly Safety Tip: When using barbecue grills on decks or patios, be sure to leave sufficient space from siding and eaves. Always supervise a barbecue grill when in use. Keep children and pets far away from grills.Niceville North BayFire Department ReportsThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls July 10, 2011, through July 18, 2011. Location Situation Date Time 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 White Street..........................Building fire.......................................07/11/11.............11:50 Everglade Drive....................Building fire.......................................07/11/11.............14:36 Merchants Way.....................EMS excluding vehicle.....................07/12/11.............09:35 Turnberry Place....................Medical assist EMS..........................07/12/11.............11:47 E. Highway 20......................Dispatched, canceled.......................07/12/11.............17:25 Troon Drive...........................Public service assistance.................07/12/11.............22:00 Troon Drive...........................Assist invalid.....................................07/13/11.............07:48 Pearl S. Buck Court..............Medical assist EMS..........................07/13/11.............12:33 E. Highway 20......................Lock out.............................................07/13/11.............15:41 Sandalwood Way..................Dispatched, canceled.......................07/13/11.............22:58 Olde Post Road....................EMS excluding vehicle.....................07/14/11.............10:29 JD Miller Road......................Forest fire..........................................07/14/11.............14:50 Furling Lane..........................Motor vehicle accident.....................07/14/11.............15:07 Antigua Cove........................Service call........................................07/14/11.............20:51 Merchants Way.....................Medical assist EMS..........................07/15/11.............12:58 Oaklake Cove.......................Carbon monoxide incident...............07/15/11.............17:34 S. Mid-Bay Bridge................Motor vehicle accident.....................07/16/11.............10:05 E. Highway 20......................Alarm system activation...................07/16/11.............10:52 E. Highway 20......................Dispatched, canceled.......................07/16/11.............11:57 White Point Road.................Alarm system activation...................07/16/11.............16:46 SR 293 & N. Lakeshore.......Motor vehicle accident.....................07/16/11.............23:23 Beach Drive..........................Fire, other..........................................07/17/11.............11:16 Wright Drive..........................Medical assist EMS..........................07/17/11.............13:59 E. Highway 20......................Good intent call.................................07/17/11.............14:59 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. Jason Iarossi Richard Norman Lushowner pays the fire district $470. During the July 11 meeting, Fire Commission Treasurer Ed Dunbar said he thought the millage rate should remain at the current level, saying that this should be enough to fund the expected costs of operating the East Niceville Fire Department during the fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, 2011. Other commission members generally agreed, but said it would be better to set an initial rate of 2.37, since it is legally much easier to reduce a tentative millage rate than to increase it once a tentative rate has been reported to the State of Florida, as the fire commission must do this month. After some discussion, the commission voted to set the tentative rate at 2.37, with the option of reducing it during a later meeting by the final budget hearing, slated for September. The next East Niceville Fire Commission meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8, at the fire station. 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of the UMC community, will be remembered as a formidable pair, Ausley said. Fred wouldnt be Fred without Terresa. Terresa, considered a wonder woman, kept the large family together, Ausley said. Fred will be remembered for his big personality, humility and passion, traits which won him friends wherever he went, the pastor added. Terresa loved kids. She loved having kids, said Ausley. The arrival of each child, said a letter composed by Freds family gave Fred a twinkle in his eye. The letter, read by Uncle Jim Ferrick, Freds brother-in-law, included a quote from Abraham Lincoln: In the end, its not the years in your life that count. Its the life in your years. The letter said of the children, Each experienced life, love and adventure with Fred and Terresa. Sondra Dutram, Minister to Children at the UMC, read anecdotes compiled by friends and teachers about each child. Described as quiet and content, Emma, 2, although the youngest, was always the boss, said Dutram. She would drop things just to see who would pick it up the fastest. Four-year-old Peyton loved cars and Skittles. One time, he dropped two Skittles on the ground and, realizing he couldnt eat them, cried out My dittles! He now has as many Skittles as he could want, Dutram said. Ellie, 6, was a girl with a sweet spirit, she said. Ellie loved her family, and would tell her teachers on Monday morning that she spent the weekend with my family or played games with my whole family. Nine-year-old Brendons kind heart and willingness to help others will be remembered, Dutram said, along with his standing as one of the fastest runners in class. Will, the oldest, possessed a Midas-like touch. With anything new he tried, he was always successful, said Dutram. Loyal, thoughtful and wise beyond his years, Will was the spitting image of his father, she said. Terresas daughter from her first marriage, Ashlei Breuwer, 16, who was not on the plane, shared witty anecdotes in a letter also delivered by Ferrick. She expressed love for each family member and the times they shared playing Barbie Nail Salon, in which Fred was always the customer. She fondly recalled the closeness she had with her mother, emotionally and in stature, as the pair shared clothes as well as love. She wrote of her mothers inability to find any geographical bearing, saying GPS couldnt even fix this ailment. She wrote about happy times growing up with her five younger siblings, waitressing pretend dates between Ellie and Brendon, serving her siblings water and crackers. Only the finest for this couple, she wrote. She finished the letter the same as every telephone conversation with her mother: I love you forever, Ill like you for always, as long as Im living, my mommy youll be. The message of the service was one of celebration and remembrance, an appreciation of the way each member of the family had touched the lives of others. This family has cut a wide swath, said Ausley. Terresa, who would often ask, I wonder what I am going to do when I grow up? found her niche starting the Discovery Learning Center, Ausley said. The foundation was a faithbased, blended curriculum. Both Fred and Terresa used the platform of Upward Soccer to reach out to community youths, teaching a love of Jesus and of soccer. When they first started coaching, they took on two teams, even though Terresa was nine months pregnant with Ellie. Andrew Griffin, the Creative Arts Minister at the UMC, called Fred the most committed volunteer Ive seen in any church and in any setting. Just like everything else in his life, Fred gave wholly of his time, flying back from weekend trips to make it in time to lead church on Sunday morning, said Ausley. His bass guitar was on stage at the ceremony, serving as a physical reminder of his and his familys wide-reaching presence. Death is not the end of the Christian, Ausley said. We have a promise called Heaven. The letter from Freds family closed with celebration of the family: Thank you for brightening our lives. TEUTENBERGFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 TheINQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHERKristin Thomas, 18, Crestview, student John Howard, 21, Santa Rosa Beach, barista Joseph Feduccia, 17, Bluewater Bay, student Matthew Jerome, 17, Niceville, student It really doesnt affect me. I generally dont take part in demonstrations or anything like that. I prefer complete free speech. Im not fond of any form of limitation. I think the policy is OK. It limits free speech, but not in a very large way. Beverly Holmes, Bluewater Bay, NWFSC professor Its a new idea. Im eager to see how it evolves or works out. I think its a good idea. 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Come see us!As residents of Bluewater Bay, Smiths wife, Judy, and the couples three children were among the hundred or so people at the 33rd Fighter Wing flightline to witness and cheer the first delivery of the F-35A to Eglin. Among those greeting the arrival of the 33rd FWs first F-35 was Senior Airman Arthur Verchot, who held an opened laptop computer containing maintenance procedures as he faced the plane and as his fellow crew chiefs guided the plane to its designated parking area on the tarmac, chocked the wheels and directed the pilot to kill the engine. Maintenance manuals and diagnostic aides for repairing the F-35 are, like much of the planes capabilities itself, all computer-based. Because flight testing on the Air Force variant F-35A is ongoing at Edwards Air Force Base in California and not yet completed, Smith said the F-35 he piloted from Lockheed Martins Fort Worth facility to Eglin was limited to 0.8 Mach, or about 350 knots per hour. Mach is a measure of the speed of an object through the atmosphere compared to the speed of sound. A Mach number of 1 represents the speed of sound through a particular atmosphere. The F-35A can fly up to 1.6 Mach, or about 1,200 mph, with a full load of weapons in its internal weapons bay, according to the manufacturer, Lockheed Martin. Smith told a reporter that he had about nine hours flight time in the F-35 before bringing the plane from Texas to its new Florida home. By Monday he had returned to Edwards, where he will continue flying other F35As undergoing flight testing also building up his own time in the cockpit of the fifth-generation fighter plane. USMC Col. Art Tomasetti, deputy commander of the 33rd FW, said the plane that arrived last week wont begin flying at Eglin until the fall. In addition to lots of things to do on the ground, he said the F-35 program also has several test flights to accomplish at Edwards before Eglin pilots can begin flying here. When flying begins at Eglin in the October time frame, Smith will return to the 33rd FW to help train the initial cadre of instructor pilots for the Air Force. Because the F-35 is built only as a single-seat fighter, every student pilot who performs his first take-off, first flight and first landing will also be making his first solo in the F-35. Smith said that pilot training on the new fighter plane begins with very realistic flight simulators. He, for example, had about 80 hours of flight training in F-35 flight simulators on the ground before getting into the cockpit of the actual plane to take his first flight. Over the first three or four years at Eglins joint training center the only F-35 pilots to be trained will be pilots that have extensive training in other fighter jets, Smith said. About the fifth year the Eglin F-35 flight training program will begin accepting pilots right out of initial pilot training, where typical students accumulate about 200 hours of flying, he said. 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By Nikki HerzigBeacon Correspondent Leaving behind the beach, TVs, cell phones and everything a typical Florida summer has to offer, 85 youths from the Niceville and Crestview areas recently spent a week reaching out to the community through their service. Mission Okaloosa is a program started by Niceville United Methodist Churchs youth group to "make a way for kids to learn what it means to serve and to put other people before themselves," said Tyler Fuller, the church's middle school minister. The students were split up into six different groups; each with its own individual mission of helping a specific organization in the area. "We try to look for sites where theres either people who are overlooked, ignored or in need and look for any way that we can, with unskilled labor, light numbers and limited money, help them," Fuller said. This year, the sites included Emerald Coast Autism Center, Crestview Methodist Group Home, St. Mark Methodist Church and Harvest Vineyard in Caryville and Crestview. "I think its important to learn there are ways to help right here. You dont have to leave to make the world better," said Fuller. Students assigned to the autism center spent time getting to know and playing with the children as well as building additions onto the playground. One day of the week, the group took the day off and went with the kids to the Gulf Breeze Zoo. "I believe that its important for Christian people to do things for people who are overlooked and ignored or in difficult situations," Fuller said. I believe that a special needs child is someone who deserves special attention so were trying to honor that by helping the school." Another group of students had the chance to serve an organization that provides equine therapy for all kinds of children and even adults. 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The Beacon was awarded in the Division C, circulation greater than 15,000, Weekly Newspaper category. Beacon writers Del Lessard and Mike Griffith were honored for their excellent contributions of work in 2010. Del Lessard, who has been a Beacon reporter since 1993, won in three categories. He took second in the First Amendment Defense category with "Public kept in dark on fire board meeting for East Niceville." Lessard won a third place TaxWatch award for his documentation of declining taxable property values in Okaloosa, "Tax rolls plummet a 3rd year," published June 2. Lessard also took third place in the Business Writing category for headline "Coastal Bank posts $65 million loss." Mike Griffith, a Beacon reporter since 1997, was chosen as winner in four categories. His coverage of a Niceville "Community Thanksgiving service held" won third in the Religion Writing category. Griffith's series on the dispute between a Niceville woman and the City Council about owning chickens in an urban environment won in two categories: second in Agricultural, and third in City and County Government. Taking third in the Photo Series category was Griffith's "Slick so big, boats so small" collection, which documented Okaloosa County's reaction to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Beacon staff took third place in the Newspaper Promotion category with their advertising testimonials. Mark Twain's classic novel will come to life at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, July 20-23. Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will feature Tom Sawyer, left, played by Jesse Hinton, "Huck Finn," center, played by Matthew Ruff and Fliery Robinson, as runaway slave "Jim." NWFSC presents Big River By Mike GriffithBeacon Correspondent Current and former students at Northwest Florida State College are playing key roles in the upcoming production of Big River, a musical version of Mark Twains classic novel, Huckleberry Finn. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. July 20-23 at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center on NWFSCs Niceville campus. This years performance of the annual student/faculty summer production will be the second time Big River has been performed at the college. It was last performed in 1996, when the college was still Okaloosa-Walton Community College and the Mattie Kelly Arts Center was not yet built. Something both performances have in common, however, is that the role of Jim, the slave whose escape to freedom and friendship with Huckleberry Finn are central parts of the story, will be played by Fliery Robinson, who was an OWCC student back in 1996, and has since gone on to a career as an actor and teacher in New York City. Robinson has returned to Niceville to repeat his earlier role. Since graduating from OWCC/NWFSC, Robinson is now working with the New York Traveling Company and the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, as well as being a teaching artist at the International High School in New York City. He said his reasons for coming back to Niceville for the current role include the chance to work again with Dr. Cliff Herron, who gave me my first opportunity on stage. Herron is director of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Whos NewsE-mail items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Amy Elizabeth Miller daughter of Skip and Debbie Miller of Niceville, has been made a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at Florida State University. Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment. Miller, a 2010 graduate of Niceville High School, is pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine. *** Ben Baltz from Valparaiso will attend the Amputee Coalitions Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp July 23-27 in Clarksville, Ohio. Ben was granted a scholarship, and he will attend the camp with 100 10to 17-year-old campers from throughout the U.S. who have limb loss or limb difference. Ben, a fourth-grader at Lewis Middle School, was featured on a billboard in Times Square, New York City, from April through June to raise money to help other children fighting cancer. *** Jenna Hassell, daughter of Scott and Sandy Hassell of Niceville, earned a spot on the Presidents List at the University of South Alabama and the Sun Belt Conferences Commissioners List for student athletes. Amy Miller Please see MISSION, page B-2 Please see WHOS, page B-2 Please see NWFSC, page B-3 EVERYDAY!Limited Time Offer Niceville Restaurant Only Youth from the Niceville and Crestview area who spent a week of their summer serving the local area. Beacon photo by Nikki Herzig Mission: OkaloosaYouths minister to locals
Hassell is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, president of the University of South Alabama Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, vice president of the USA Student Athletic Academic Council and a defensive specialist on the volleyball team. She is a 2010 graduate of Niceville High School and is pursuing a degree in exercise science. *** Stephen Farrell graduate of the Northwest Florida State College Collegiate High School, recently earned a scholarship from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of class rank and/or SAT/ACT scores. *** Daniel Dunlap was selected as the Okaloosa County 911 Communications Divisions Chief, upon Silvia Womacks retirement. Dunlap joined the Okaloosa County staff in 2000. Dunlap is a certified Emergency Number Professional, as well as holding his state license as a 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator. *** Sarah Elisabeth ODell, daughter of Lloyd and Barbara ODell, graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from Western Washington University on June 11. ODell is a 2008 graduate of the Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College and received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management from the University of North Florida in April 2010. *** Samantha Horn, daughter of Jessica and Jeffrey Horn of Niceville, has been named to the Deans list of Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., for academic achievement during the 2011 spring semester. 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"Its a way to express partnership," Fuller said. "Theyre a partner with us and we want to support them. Their youth group is on this trip and their youth group is awesome. To see a youth group that fired up about missions, we just wanted to do something to bless them." Two of the work projects focused on serving Harvest Vineyard Ministries. An all-girls team worked in Crestview at the Harvest Vineyard for women while an all-boys team went to Caryville to work at the mens campus. Royal Preston, an adult volunteer for the week, teaches carpentry and construction management at CHOICE High School and Technology Center. During the week he and a group of boys worked on cleaning, painting and building a patio for the men at Harvest Vineyard. "A lot of these guys dont have any place to go. They have been in and out of prison and are at the end of their rope," Preston said. Serving all day long and on about six hours of sleep a night, kids from the Niceville area set aside a week of their summer in order to do what most would overlook. "Im just so incredibly in awe of these kids," Preston said. "Most of them are middle schoolers. They do what you ask them to do and dont complain. They serve and serve all day long with a willing heart." Preston believes this program is accomplishing its goal of teaching youths how to better serve the community they live in. "Mission Okaloosa is just a great, great mission," he said. "Im convinced you dont have to leave the country and can stay in your own town that needs help. To me, it does my heart good when you see these students putting other people first."Photo courtesy Royal Preston A group of boys work on a deck for the Harvest Vineyard Ministries for men in Caryville, Fla. MISSIONFrom page B-1
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. 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 email@example.com. Hospice vehicle donations Covenant Hospice adds another way you can help their mission through vehicle, RV and boat donations. Vehicles, whether running or not, are picked up, then sold at auction. The price a vehicle takes at auction becomes a tax deduction for you, and indigent care, bereavement services, or support and care for kids coping with loss. If you would like more information on how you can support Covenant Hospice by donating your vehicle, boat or RV through the easy donation process, call Jenni Perkins at 598-5003. Sales tax holiday Floridas back-to-school sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 12, through midnight, Sunday, August 14. During this period, no sales tax will be collected on sales of clothing, wallets, handbags, backpacks, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less, or on certain school supplies at $15 or less. To see a list of clothing and accessory items and their taxable (T) or exempt (E) status, visit dor.myflorida.com/dor/tips/pdf/tip11a0103_list.pdf. Summer art classes The Arts and Design Society (ADSO), 17 First St. SE, Fort Walton Beach, will hold these classes for the remainder of this summer. Clay & PotteryMonday, Wednesday, 9 a.m.noon, or Monday evening, 6:30-9; Oil Painting Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon; Life Drawingst and 3rd Thursday, 6-9 p.m; Open StudioTuesday, 7-9 p.m. These classes are held in ADSOs Art Center Studios. For costs and other information about these classes, call 244-1271 or visit artsdesign society.org. Art exhibit at library The Local Color Artists Club will exhibit works at the Niceville Library through Aug. 27. The show features 14 artists and includes wood-turned pieces during July. Pastels, wooden flutes, and photography, as well as paintings created using watercolors, oils and acrylics will be on display and will periodically change. The club meets monthly and welcomes interested parties. Info: Amy Jo Rosati, 678-4813. Modern day self-defense Come take nontraditional, modern day martial arts class at the Niceville YMCA. Classes are for age 15 and older. Class times: Tuesday and Wednesday 7-8 p.m.; Friday 6-7 p.m.; Saturday 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $50/month for non-YMCA members, $30 for members. Head Start enrollment Applications are being accepted for children ages birth-5 years old at Okaloosa Head Start, a comprehensive early childhood care provider which aims to better prepare children for kindergarten. The program is free for those who qualify. Info: 678-6893 or okaloosaheadstart.org. Volunteers sought The Twin Cities Hospital Auxiliary is seeking volunteers. For more information, call 729-9481, or stop by the hospital, 2190 Highway 85 N., Niceville, and speak to a volunteer at the front desk. Senior care kits available The local Home Instead Senior Care office is offering a no-cost senior emergency kit that includes items such as a checklist of important contact names and information and health tracker worksheets. The file also allows for the storage of important documents in an emergency. Materials can be downloaded at senioremergencykit.com. To get a specialized senior kit, call the senior care office at 243-6464. TOPS morning meetings TOPS club 0840 meetings will be held Tuesday mornings at the Niceville YMCA. Weigh-in will be at 9, and the meeting will start at 10. These meetings are open to the public. Info: Cindy, 830-5754, or Gerry, 897-3141. TOPS evening meetings TOPS club 0111 is a weight-loss support group which meets every Thursday evening at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Education Building, Room 4. Weigh-in will be at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. Info: Michele, 678-2863, or Cindy, 279-4847. 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.Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) Robinson also said he thinks he can do a better job of acting the part of Jim this time around. Im fifteen years older now, he said, and the combination of the experience he has gained, plus the fact that his current age more closely approximates that of his character, will help him do a more realistic portrayal of one of the bestknown characters in American literature. Another plus for this years performance, said Herron, will be the arts center itself. Our production values are much higher than before, when we were performing in a gymnasium, Herron said. This time we can live up to the reputation we have earned for our summer theater. In addition to a professional quality theater, Herron said, We have a great staff, who are very dedicated. This is a key element that rubs off on the cast. Others among the 26 cast members working with Robinson this year include Niceville resident Matthew Ruff, who plays Huckleberry Finn, and Jesse Hinton of Crestview, who plays Tom Sawyer. Ruff said he finds the role of Huck Finn challenging. As the main character in the story, he said, I have more lines to memorize than anyone else, and Im in nearly every scene. Adapting to the role has also challenged his ability to transform himself into the character while acting. Im not a country boy at all, he said. Ive been watching YouTube videos of rednecks talking, he said, in order to master the southern accent and body language he will need to authentically portray the role of Huck. Ruff said he plans to pursue a degree in fine arts and musical theater at the University of Florida after graduating from NWFSC, and then to head for New York to try for a career on Broadway. Hinton, who plays Tom Sawyer, has similar plans, and will seek a fine arts degree from the University of Central Florida. After that, he said, Ill head for New York or Los Angeles to auditiona lot. The three actors said the play does a good job of translating Mark Twains original novel into a musical format. The plays author, Roger Miller, stuck to the original story and characters, said Robinson. "He captured the humor and emotion of the story, as well as some of the darker underlying themes. Putting on a big summer production includes more than a cast of performers, said Audrey Bailey, a volunteer at the college who is often seen working as head usher during performances. Bailey also works to help create sets and props, and does other duties as needed. She said she is one of many such volunteers and college staff members who work behind the scenes to make performances succeed. You should see the sets this year, Bailey said. Among the sets and props, she said, will be a forty-foot dock that morphs into other things. Tickets for the play cost $25 for adults and $20 for people age 18 and younger. For information, call 729-6000. NWFSCFrom page B-1 EdibleARRANGEMENTSEdibleArrangements.com 850-226-4111Mariner Plaza 230 Eglin Parkway N.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547$7VALID FOR PICK-UP OR DELIVERYWhen you mention this ad. Offer va lid on select produc ts. Cannot be combined with other offers. Offer code must be used when plac ing the order. 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Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. Adult coed softball The Niceville Recreation Department is now accepting teams for the 2011 Adult Coed Softball League. Entry fee is $275 plus a $10 resident or $30 nonresident fee per player. Games will be held Monday nights starting August 8. Info: Jim Baughman at 729-4062 or visit cityofniceville.org. Mens over 40 softball The Niceville Recreation Department is now accepting teams for the 2011 Mens Over 40 Softball League. Entry fee is $300 plus a $10 resident or $30 nonresident fee per player. Games will be held Wednesday nights starting August 10. For more info call Jim Baughman at 729-4062 or visit the citys website at cityofniceville.org. 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. Youth baseball camp Niceville Amateur Youth Baseball will host its annual Summer Baseball Camp Aug. 6 at Niceville High School. The camp is open to 7U to 14U players and will run 9 a.m. to noon, with registration and warm ups at 8:30 a.m. The cost of the camp is $60. The instructors will include former MLB veterans Dennis Rasmussen, Chuck Cary, Rick Walker and Mel Stocker; along with college coaches from the University of Alabama, Troy University and Northwest Florida State College and coaches Joe Nedoroscik, Kevin Berry, Gary Drouin, Greg Dunning and Gerry McDermott. Register online at traveling eagles.com. Volleyball clinic A volleyball clinic will be held at Niceville High School this summer, July 27-28. The clinic will be run by former SEC coaches Wade Benson and Jozsef Forman, along with the Niceville High School coaches. There will be two age group sessions: ninth12th grade, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and fifth-eighth grade, 3:30-6 p.m. The cost is $130 per player, and includes a T-shirt. The clinic is open to players from all areas, and of all skills levels. Info: Wade Benson, 303-7630713, or email@example.com. 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: fsr-inc.com under the Become a Referee tab. The cost is $100. Register by Aug. 8. To register or for more information: Al Haberbusch, firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-9084; Howard Hill, email@example.com or 678-2182; or Bernie Busovne, busovnefamily@ cox.net 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. 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. Free fishing seminar The July 20 meeting of the Emerald Coast Saltwater Seminar Series will teach you all you need to know about catching an inshore slam of redfish, speckled trout and flounder. The free program will take place at 7 p.m. at the Northlight Marina in Niceville, host Sonny Granger will guide you through the ins and outs of landing all three species in a single trip. Food will be served at 6:30 and free raffles will follow. Info: Bethany, 850-497-5230, or visit saltwaterevents.com. Libertarian Party meeting Ed Brady, of the American Dream Coalition, will speak to the Libertarian Party of Okaloosa at 7 p.m., July 20, about property rights. The meeting will be held at Emerald Grande Hotel Grande Vista Bar, Destin. Info: 217-6590. Volunteer workshop The Niceville Assembly of God will hold a Covenant Hospice volunteer workshop Thursday, July 21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in the JV Room. This workshop prepares individuals to volunteer in a variety of ways. To register call Kappy Smith, 7291800. The workshop is free; food and drinks will be provided. Adventure club events July 21, 9 a.m. Kayak, canoe trip on Econfina Creek, about an hour and 15 minutes east of Niceville off Hwy. 20. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Hardees at the intersection of Hwy. 20 and Hwy. 331. Bring a picnic lunch and lots of drinking water. Info: Clarice, 581-4591, and Bruce, 301-9452. July 26, 5 p.m. Bike ride on Pensacola Beach, enjoy the free Bands on the Beach Concert after the ride. Meet in the parking area under the beach ball water tower. Bring a folding chair and picnic supper for the concert. Info: Clarice 581-4591. Horticulture study group The Horticulture Study Group will meet on July 21 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Children in Crisis Club House in Fort Walton Beach. The group meets monthly at various venues to learn more about gardening and plants that grow successfully in the Gulf Coast area. All are welcome, and no prior knowledge or experience is necessary. Info: 678-2842 or marieharrison@ valp.net. Family concert Singer and songwriter Kathleen Gibson will perform for all ages July 21, 6:30 p.m., in the Niceville City Council Chambers. This program is free, call 279-4863, ext. 1514, for more info. Embroiderers stitch-in The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America will host a public stitch-in at Books-AMillion, Destin Commons, 4250 Legendary Drive, Thursday, July 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guild members will demonstrate stitching techniques, answer questions and discuss guild activities. Visitors are welcome. Info: 496-3466. Smith Center dedication The Niceville Public Library and the Friends group would like to invite everyone to the dedication of the Merle and Walter Smith Peace and Genocide Studies Resource Center on Friday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m., at the Library. Light refreshments will be served. Wildlife benefit 5K The second annual 5K run to benefit the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge will be held Saturday, July 23. The run will start at the Landing in Fort Walton Beach and continue along Brooks Street. There will also be a one mile Kids Fun Run. The entry fee is $25. The fun run will be $10. Students, military and track club members $23. Registration forms are available at runforthepanhandle.com. Info: Brenda Shropshire, 797-0399 or Bandtheboys@yahoo.com. Double-Handed Regatta The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club will hold a Double-Handed Regatta July 23. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the race will begin at noon. The entry fee is $20. Classes include single male, single female and mixed. Three boats needed to establish a fleet. Info: Charlie Mauck, 499-5734 or Vice-Commodore@bbsc.com. July hikes The Florida Trail Association will hold these events in and around Niceville in July: July 23, at 9 a.m. Bring your canoe or kayak and join the FTA for a float trip on Titi Creek and Shoal River. Details: 682-6098 or 850-826-3605. Tuesday, July 26, at 6 p.m. Monthly meeting of the Florida Trail Association at Eds Hometown Seafood & Steaks in Niceville. Visitors welcome. Details: 654-1172. For a complete list of July events, visit choctaw.floridatrail.org. Astronomy meeting The next meeting of the NorthWest Florida Astronomy Association (NWFAA) will be held Saturday, July 23, at the observatory (S-2) on the Niceville campus of the Northwest Florida State College. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The presentation will be modifying an iOptron mount and tripod to accept a wedge. Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up for viewing by sunset. Info: Tom Haugh, 678-6483, or visit nwf astro.org. Ballerina camp The Northwest Florida Ballet is accepting registration for Ballerina Camp. A session will be held July 25-29 from 9 a.m.-noon for ballerinas 4to 7years-old. Tuition is $95 per session. Space is limited. The ballerinas in training will take dance classes, meet real ballerinas, receive makeovers, participate in arts & crafts, and more. Fridays will include a performance for moms and dads. Info: 664-7787 or nfballet.org. Tea Party meeting B. Leland Baker will be the guest speaker at the Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party meeting Monday, July 25, 6 p.m. Baker is the author of Tea Party Revival: The Tea Party Revolt Against Unconstrained Spending and Growth of the Federal Government. The meeting will be held at Niceville City Hall Chambers. Visitors are welcomed. Info: 897-7206 or emerald coastpatriots.org. Republican Club dinner The Okaloosa Republican Club will host a presentation by Okaloosa County Health Department Director Dr. Karen Chapman Thursday, July 28, at the American Legion Hall, 105 Hollywood Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:55. Reservations will be accepted through Monday, July 25. Call Ginny Mills, 609-1179, or Jane Dale, 6515049. The price of the dinner is $10. Holy Mackerel youth camp Holy Mackerel Summer Camp at Immanuel Anglican Church, 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, provides a fun, wholesome, Christ-centered summer experience for students in grades six-12, including games, activities, opportunities for learning, the largest water day and great times with new friends. Youth week runs July 25-29, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Camp fees are reasonable. Info: Tami Bonhardt-Carr at Immanuel Church at 837-6324 or visit iacdestin.org. Library fish fry The Library Foundation will hold a fish fry Tuesday, July 26, 5-7 p.m. at the Niceville Community Center. Tickets are available for $10 each at the Niceville Public Library, 206 N. Partin Drive. The meal includes fish, hushpuppies, sides and a drink. Desserts will be available for an additional donation. Political strategies program Conservative Stategy Florida: How Conservatives Can Win the Battle in 2012 will be held Tuesday, July 26, 6 p.m., at the River of Life Family Church, Niceville. Speakers will be Brian Ward, founder of Boogai.net and Rod Martin, senior advisor to PayPal and founder of TheVanguard.Org. We will discuss a number of political issues of interest to concerned citizens. Seating is limited, RSVP to Brian Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-499-2720. Federal employees lunch National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1428. NARFE will meet Tuesday, July 26, at the Golden Corral, Fort Walton Beach. Lunch will be at 11 a.m., followed by the meeting at noon. Our speakers will be representatives of Emerald Coast Hospice. Info: Ann Andersen, 678-6045. Weight loss support The Hope Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Support Group will meet July 26. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Gates Building at the Bob Hope Village in Shalimar. This peer-oriented group is for anyone who is considering or has had any type of weight loss surgery. Significant others are also welcome. A strong support system is key to long-term success. For more information: hopewlsgroup@ gmail.com or 817-992-1975. Alzheimers support group Alzheimers Family Services provides monthly support groups for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimers disease. A support group will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the Chandler Center at the First United Methodist Church, Niceville. The support group is free but registration is required to attend, and respite care is available in most locations. Page B-4 Wednesday, July 20, 2011 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. CHURCHDIRECTORY Reaching the Emerald Coast with the Transforming Love of Jesus ChristRev Fr Frank D Gough II 850.651.9800 email@example.com Rev Christopher Flynn, Deacon 850.543.3748 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ResurrectionShalimar.com A Member of the World Wide Anglican CommunionRESURRECTIONAnglican Church66 8th St., ShalimarService Times: 10:00 a.m. Sunday IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services Family Worship 9:00 with children's classesWalk-In...Worship 11:01 with childcare for ages 6 weeks to Kindergarten Wednesday Nights Youth 6:30-8 p.m. Pointing The Way To Jesus250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin Church Office: 850-837-6324www.iacdestin.org St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool 1407 E. John Sims Parkway 850-678-1298 W o r s h i p S c h e d u l e 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. www.stpaulniceville.com ENROLL TODAY St. Paul Preschool 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, Nicevillewww.rockybayoubaptist.org 678-6062 First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm Teen driver safety course The Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office will hold a free Teen Driver Challenge July 26 and 27. The program is designed to help teens boost driving skills and lessen the odds of becoming involved in a crash. Teens 15-19 are eligible and must have a valid learners permit/Florida operations license and must provide their own cars. Sign up at sheriffokaloosa.org and click on the Teen Driver Challenge logo. CALENDARFrom page B-3 Bishop and Mrs. T.P. Johnson, Sr. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Matt 28:19NEWLIFECHRISTIANMINISTRIES130 N. PARTINDR., NICEVILLECHURCHOFFICE(850) 729-0733 Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11:15 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.Bishop T.P. Johnson, Sr. Senior Pastorwww.thisisnewlife.org
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Now Hiring: Housekeepers and laundry attendants. Apply in person at Holiday Inn Express 106 Bayshore Drive, Niceville. 2 bedroom apt in Valparaiso, $500 month, deposit required, 678-5953. 5-piece dining room set w/ chairs by Thomasville: Pecan finish; Table: 50 round, 70 long w/ leaf; $3,000 obo, 517-7461. Belgium Shrunk -Like NewSolid Oak: 12X7; glass enclosed display areas; mirror backed; display lights, $800 obo, 517-7461 2002 BMW R1150TR 32,657 mi $6900; 2009 KLR650 6320 mi $4800; both garage kept; newly equipped extras; 2010 double trailer with tie downs and loading ramps $1000. 850-830-2651 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. 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The Niceville-Valparaiso Little League had a highly successful 2011 season, with more than 800 boys and girls from ages 4 through 16 participating on 71 teams in softball and baseball. In the non-sanctioned tournaments for the 8 and 9 age groups, NVLL teams won the district championship in all three tournaments: 7/8 baseball machine pitch, 9/10 baseball and 7/8/9 softball machine pitch. In sanctioned tournaments for age 10 and above, which can advance at least to the state tournament, these Niceville teams will play: /12 Baseball, district champs, sections July 23-24 in Tallahassee, state July 29Aug. 1 in North Springs; Junior Baseball, district champs, section champs, State tournament July 29-Aug. 1 in Deland; Senior Baseball, district champs, section champs, state tournament July 29-Aug. 1 in Dade City. In addition, the 10/12 softball, and senior softball teams were district runners up. The Senior Softball team was bested by the team from Northwest Escambia Little League in Walnut Hill, but NVLL will host the Senior Softball State Tournament July 21-24. Games will be played on Thursday evening and all day Friday at both the Niceville High School softball field and the Northwest Florida State College softball field. Semifinals will be Saturday at 10 a.m. and noon at the Northwest Florida State College field, with the finals Sunday at 11 a.m.Page B-6 Wednesday, July 20, 2011 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. HUNTSKETCHUPSAUERSMAYONNAISE24 OZ. BTL LIMIT 2 W/ ADDITIONAL PURCHASE 32 OZ. JAR LIMIT 2 W/ ADDITIONAL PURCHASEANGUS BEEFSIRLOIN TIP ROAST78$2.78LB98BONELESSFRESH, CUBEDPORK CUTLETS$2.28LBFAMILY PACKSHOPPERS VALUEMEAT FRANKS88EA12 OZ. PKGANGUS BEEFRIBEYE STEAK$6.33LBFAMILY PACKFRESHCHICKEN BREAST$1.77LBBONELESS/SKINLESSBOSTON BUTTPORK ROAST$1.56LBSOUTHEASTERNPEACHES88LBCOCA-COLA ANDALLIED PRODUCTS$4.9920 PK. 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