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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: 08-03-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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hearing. Richburg was fired less than two weeks after being indicted by a Tallahassee grand jury on criminal charges of perjury and official misconduct related to a $6 million legislative appropriation to the college to build a joint-use training center at the Destin Airport that the jury asserted would benefit Jay Odom, a big political contributor and owner of an airport business. After a judge refused to allow Richburg to testify for the prosecution against Odom and another codefendant, former Speaker of the Florida House Ray Sansom, all charges against the three men were dropped earlier this year. Richburg, of Niceville, is seeking By Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer Northwest Florida State College and its former president, James R. Richburg, have reached a tentative deal in a two-year legal fight over his firing. Terms of the agreement werent disclosed. The college board of trustees is scheduled to consider the proposal Friday. Richburg, college president for 22 years, claims that the board of trustees vote to terminate his contract during a meeting April 28, 2009, was invalid. In a petition for reinstatement or damages filed shortly afterward, he contends the board acted without a finding of good cause, without taking public comment, without providing required notice and with no opportunity for a T T h h e e B B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n Wednesday, August 3, 2011 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 199250Thursday, 6:30 p.m. The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will hold a free beginning bird watching seminar. The program will take place in the Learning Resource Center, Room 128, on the Northwest Florida State College Niceville Campus. Info: 582-7064. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. PAL Soccer registration will be held at Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive. There will be no late fee, but after this date, prospective players will be added to a waiting list. Info: 678-2182 or NicevillePALSoccer.org. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, will hold the first of its twopart pine needle basketry classes. Learn original Seminole techniques from Joe Stoy. Cost is $75 for nonmembers, $60 for museum members. Call 678-2615 to register. Calendar, B-4. COMING UP14 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts Please see COLLEGE, page A-5 Please see CHIEF, page A-8 Please see LENDER, page A-7 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Work has begun to install sidewalks on the west side of White Point Road. Beacon photo by Del Lessard Utility touts fuel savings in natural gas vehiclesMoney in the tankBeacon photo by Del Lessard Mark Clark, a marketing specialist at Okaloosa Gas, fuels his company car, a 2010 Honda Civic GX, with compressed natural gas that costs the equivalent of $1.21 a gallon. By Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer How would you like to own a car that runs on fuel far less than the $3.75 you might be paying for gasoline? Okaloosa Gas says it has just the ticket. But the Valparaiso-based utility faces an uphill drive in its battle to win public acceptance of naturalgas-powered vehicles. With gasoline prices near historic highs, theres new interest in alternative-fuel vehicles. The Okaloosa Gas District is marketing cars that run on compressed natural gas (CNG). The state utility has purchased three production Honda Civic sedans equipped with four-cylinder motors that burn the fuel. The utility has been showing the vehicles at public gatherings and to customers. Nearly identical in appearance to the popular gasoline-powered Civic, the GX version, powered by a 113horsepower internal-combustion engine that runs only on CNG, is produced in Hondas Indiana plant and sells for about $26,000, according to Mark Clark, market development specialist at Okaloosa Gas. Thats substantially more than the price of a conventional Civic, and it doesnt include the cost of a fueling station. While the CNG car has a lot of appeal, it also has some drawbacks, in addition to its high purchase price: A home fueling station costs another $5,000. A lack of public fueling stations (the nearest is Milton). Mileage is lower, and range is relatively short (218-280 miles). Few auto mechanics are trained to work on the pressurized fuel system. Filling the tank takes much of the night. Usable trunk space is smaller due to the location of the gas tank. Assuring customers that the vehicles are at least as safe as gasoline-powered ones. But public acceptancenot necessarily the sale of Hondasis the purpose of the marketing effort, says Gary Long, Okaloosa Gas vice president for marketing. Besides the potential savings of operating vehicles with CNG fuel, natural gas is also, importantly, a domestic fuel source that the U.S. has in abundance, Long said. Long said that for now, the utility is focused on convincing local governments and companies to convert their fleet vehicles to bifuel operations, that is, vehicles that can run Niceville names new police chiefDavid Popwell succeeds Brian Cruttenden, retired after 18 years at the helmBy Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer The officer who has run the Niceville Police Departments operations and investigations branches since February has been promoted to police chief. David Popwell was named chief Sunday, effective Aug. 1, by Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin. Im honored to be chosen and looking forward to the challenges ahead, Popwell said. I want to make this the best department in the state, weve got the people on board to make it happen. Dave has done a great job for us, Corbin said. With his education and background he is a person City picks lender for for $2.65MBy Mike GriffithBeacon Correspondent The Niceville City Council has chosen Branch Banking and Trust Co. (BB&T), as the lender to provide a pair of bank loans that will refinance up to $2.65 million in bond debt owed by the city. By refinancing the bonds with new bank loans, the city will obtain lower interest rates and thus save over $16,000 per year in interest payments for each of the next seven years remaining in the bonds term, for a total savings of $119,266. After approving the refinancing deal at a meeting Thursday, city council members discussed how to use the saved money, to include using the money to make payments on a larger loan amount, as a way to help finance capital improvement projects such as a new senior center at the civic complex surrounding Niceville City Hall. The city is currently making payments on two White Point Rd. sidewalks begunBy Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer Residents along White Point Road will soon get more peace and quiet in addition to what they enjoy now that the road is no longer a state highway and access road to the Mid-Bay Bridge. Construction of a mile-and-a-half of sidewalk on the west side of White Point Road, from Highway 20 south to Olde Post Road got underway July 18, according to Eric Broome, the projects engineer at the Okaloosa County Public Works Department. The county project is funded by a state grant, he said. On March 25 the county signed a $639,895 construction contract with low-bidder Anderson Columbia, he said. Start of construction was deliberately delayed until after the Mid-Bay Bridge connector road opening, which occurred May 12. At the same time the new bridge connector opened to traffic between the bridge toll plaza and Highway 20, White Point Road was blocked off at its southernmost end, and reverted to a county road, dramatically thinning the traffic. Anderson Columbia has 120 days to construct the ADA-compliant sidewalks, Broome said, although the project could be completed in about half the time. He said recent heavy rain slowed initial progress. In addition to installing curbs and gutters, the project calls for ADA-compliant ramps at cross streets. Please see GAS, page A-6 David Popwell James R. Richburg College eyes settlement with Richburg

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By Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer Valparaiso is set to build new sidewalks in one part of town while it begins removing or repairing existing sidewalks in another. City officials received bids from six contractors vying to build over two miles of sidewalks in residential neighborhoods near Lewis School. Bids received by the July 26 deadline ranged from a low of $372,172 from Construction Service Co. of Florida Inc., Niceville, to the highest bid of $631,900 from The GreenSimmons Co. Inc., Pensacola. In between were bids received from Champion Contractors Inc., Crestview, $404,586; H & T Contractors LLC, Freeport, $453,768; Gulf Atlantic Construction Inc., Pensacola, $466,456; and Gum Creek Farms Inc., DeFuniak Springs, $521,935. City commissioners are expected to award the bid to the lowest responsible bidder at their Aug. 8 meeting. The city last year received up to $1 million in the form of a state grant to build the sidewalks. The grant allowed about $200,000 for planning and $800,000 for construction. However, the project ran into opposition from some residents in certain neighborhoods. Although the sidewalks are planned on city rights of way, these residents contended the walkways are unneeded and would ruin the grassy roadsides which homeowners maintained as part of their lawns. Commissioners subsequently removed the planned sidewalks from two streets, S. Bayshore Drive and the portion of Jasmine Avenue inside the Indian Shores subdivision, eliminating approximately 4,000 feet of the original 16,910-foot length of the project. The city commission voted to go ahead with plans to install sidewalks on Grandview, the portion of Jasmine outside of Indian Shores, Montana, Georgia, Ferndell, Poincianna, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, Rose and Vine. Contingent on commission approval and receipt of approval from the Florida Department of Transportation, the funding source, construction of the five-foot-wide sidewalks in the Lewis School area is expected to take 120 days. On the other side of Toms Bayou, in Old Valparaiso, the original Plat 1, the city has about 4,100 linear feet of sidewalk that is broken, uneven or contains segments with missing sidewalk panels. Much of the worst segments of sidewalk have been closed, roped off and posted for months to avoid liability if anyone is injured because of the poor condition. The city engineer and the public works director surveyed the Plat 1 sidewalks and recommended removing the worst segments, a little over 1,000 linear feet, and replacing them with sod, plus repairing the remainder, at an estimated contractor cost of $52,000. Valparaisos public works director, James Vanlandingham, later told commissioners that the city could use in-house resources to do the sidewalk work at a little more than $10,000. At their final budget workshop July 18, city commissioners agreed to budget $10,000 for the citys public works department to remove and sod the worst portions of sidewalk and repair the remainder. The budget, which wont be finalized until the second budget hearing in September, will go into effect Oct. 1. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 A housewarming gift for you:Bring in this ad for $300 off closing costs.At Hancock Bank, were here to help you nd the right mortgageand save $300 on closing costs, for a limited time. Its all part of our warm Florida welcome to our new military neighbors. To check rates, get preapproved and apply online, visit hancockbankmortgage.com. Contact these friendly mortgage professionals to guide you through every step of the lending process:$300 off closing costs offer available to active duty military personnel with current military ID and is for consumer loans secured by residential family dwellings with a minimum loan amount of $50,000. Closing costs of $300 will be credited to the customer upon the closing of the loan. This offer expires 12/31/11. Subject to loan limits and credit qualication. All loans subject to credit approval. Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC. Shalimar Kathey Hannon 850-609-3946 Niceville Susan Pace 850-729-8885 Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Page A-3 LIFE CAR BUSINESS Garrett Floyd NicevilleINSURANCEAGENCY (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.comWell take care of your business insurance, while you take care of business! Contact us today for quality business protection from Auto-Owners Insurance Company.In Business toWriteBusiness! 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax: 729-3225info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Nicevilles Newspaper ClarificationAn article July 27 on a new pet-friendly hurricane shelter at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, failed to make clear that the pets would not be housed in the same building as their owners. Human evacuees would be sheltered in the college sports arena. Their pets would be kenneled in a specially prepared classroom building. Beacon photo by Del Lessard Valparaiso public works will replace some of the aging sidewalks in Plat 1 with sod and repair others using in house resources. That is expected to save the city more than $20,000 compared to the estimate of what a contractor would charge. Above, a segment of deteriorated sidewalk on Eastview Avenue.Valparaiso eyes sidewalk bids

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ArrestsJoshua Joseph Jimenez, a pizza delivery man, 22, of 4134 Beach Drive, Niceville, and of 5 Elm Ave., Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police, subsequent to a traffic stop for inoperative tag lights, July 25, on charges of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, Xanax, amphetamine manufacture, possession of listed chemicals with intent to manufacture, and possession of narcotics equipment with intent to manufacture. Anthony Shane Peacock, a cook, 33, of 106 Lake Road, Laurel Hill, and of 5 Elm Ave., Fort Walton Beach, a passenger in Jimenezs vehicle, was arrested on the same charges. After an alert by a police drug dog. police searched Jimenezs vehicle, and discovered a small pill bottle with a white substance which later tested positive as being methamphetamine, and another bottle containing 13 Xanax pills. Inside a duffel bag found under a blanket in the bed of Jimenezs truck, police observed what appeared to be methamphetamine manufacturing equipment. * Jeremy J. Ogburn, 31, of 1131 Ivey Terrace, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies July 23 on misdemeanor worthless check charges, five counts. * Joshua Heath Gentry, 26, of 403 Glendale Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriffs deputies July 20 on an order revoking bond on the original domestic violence charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. * Rafael Jacob Stoffel, a military member, 28, of 265 Grandview Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriffs deputies July 21 on a charge of failure to appear on the original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. * A 15-year-old boy, no address available, was arrested by Niceville police July 25 for shoplifting. The boy was allegedly observed placing two video games in his backpack then leaving Kmart, 1140 E. John Sims Parkway, without paying the $60 cost of the items. Approached by store security personnel outside, the boy allegedly produced the stolen items from his backpack then ran from the scene with two other males who were in the store with him. The boy and his two companions were stopped by police as they exited a wooded area in the 1100 block of Rhonda Drive. * Diana Serena Rodriguez, 25, of 333 Lewis St., Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by sheriffs deputies May 17 on a charge of making a false bomb threat. Rodriguez allegedly called a Bluewater Bay business April 28 and told the person answering the phone Theres a bomb in your building and its about to blow up. Caller ID traced the threat to Rodriguez, who, when contacted by deputies, allegedly admitted making the threat because, They deserved it.DUI arrestsJason Mark Wellborn, 32, of County Road 30, Cragford, Ala., was arrested by Niceville police for DUI on Highway 85 at Highway 20, July 24 at 8:44 p.m. Wellborn was also cited for failing to maintain a single lane.TheftsA Niceville resident from the 100 block of Meadowbrook Lane reported that sometime July 4-5 unknown person(s) stole a $500 breathing machine from the back seat of her vehicle while it was parked at the residence. * A Niceville resident from the 700 block of Caribbean Way reported that sometime July 1-3 unknown person(s) entered his residence and stole two envelopes containing an undisclosed amount of money. * A Niceville automotive business, 1607 N. Partin Drive, reported July 25 that unknown person(s) stole an undetermined amount of gasoline from a customers vehicle. The reporting party also said approximately $90 in gas has been stolen from another customers vehicle about three weeks ago. * 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 The Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls July 18, 2011, through July 24, 2011. 0 Structure Fire12 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire5 Vehicle Crash 2 Other Fire 0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn4 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions Location Situation Date Time 17th Street....................................Medical.....................................07/25/11...............08:10 N. Partin Drive..............................Medical ....................................07/25/11...............12:24 W. John Sims Parkway...............Chemical spill/leak...................07/25/11...............23:43 Coral Drive...................................Outside fire...............................07/26/11...............05:11 Tamara Cove...............................Medical.....................................07/26/11...............12:11 SR85N..........................................Vehicle crash............................07/26/11...............12:31 E. John Sims Parkway................Outside equipment fire............07/27/11...............10:10 E. John Sims Parkway................Medical.....................................07/27/11...............17:16 E. John Sims Parkway................Alarm activation.......................07/27/11...............18:49 Powell Drive.................................Medical.....................................07/27/11...............21:13 Coconut Palm Circle....................Canceled on scene..................07/27/11...............23:46 E. College Blvd............................Vehicle crash............................07/29/11...............07:37 Summerwood Court....................Medical.....................................07/29/11...............13:13 Willow Lane..................................Medical.....................................07/29/11...............14:38 E. John Sims Parkway................Vehicle crash............................07/29/11...............19:55 SR285 @ MM#8..........................False call..................................07/29/11...............20:12 Edgewater Drive..........................Medical.....................................07/30/11...............08:11 E. John Sims Parkway................Medical.....................................07/30/11...............10:01 E. John Sims Parkway................Medical.....................................07/30/11...............10:08 E. John Sims Parkway................Vehicle crash............................07/30/11...............10:16 Reeves Street..............................Medical.....................................07/30/11...............19:22 Duncan Drive...............................Medical.....................................07/31/11...............09:19 E. John Sims Parkway................Vehicle crash............................07/31/11...............10:14 SR85N..........................................Service call...............................07/31/11...............17:26 Weekly Safety Tip: Never put synthetic fabrics, plastic, rubber or foam in the dryer because they can retain heat. Clean the lint screen before and after use. A dryer must be vented to the outside and plugged into its own outlet. Never leave home with the dryer running.Niceville North BayFire Department ReportsThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls July 25, 2011, through July 31, 2011. Location Situation Date Time 2 miles north of Range Road.....EMS excluding vehicle................07/25/11.............09:46 N. White Point Road...................Medical assist EMS.....................07/25/11.............17:52 N. White Point Road...................Medical assist EMS.....................07/25/11.............21:55 Calinda Lane...............................Medical assist EMS.....................07/25/11.............23:28 N. White Point Road...................EMS excluding vehicle................07/25/11.............23:48 N. White Point Road...................Dispatched, canceled..................07/26/11.............00:36 N. White Point Road...................Medical assist EMS.....................07/26/11.............03:07 N. Bermuda Circle......................Medical assist EMS.....................07/26/11.............06:43 E. Highway 20.............................Smoke, odor removal..................07/26/11.............08:18 N. White Point Road...................Medical assist EMS.....................07/26/11.............10:54 N. White Point Road...................Medical assist EMS.....................07/26/11.............14:05 Mid-Bay Bridge top.....................Motor vehicle accident................07/26/11.............17:15 N. White Point Road...................Medical assist EMS.....................07/26/11.............22:50 White Point Road........................Medical assist EMS.....................07/27/11.............08:03 John Sims Parkway....................Outside equipment fire................07/27/11.............10:11 Highway 20.................................EMS excluding vehicle................07/27/11.............11:38 White Point Road........................EMS excluding vehicle................07/27/11.............12:05 Ida Coon Circle...........................False alarm..................................07/28/11.............06:50 E. Troon Drive.............................EMS excluding vehicle................07/28/11.............21:15 Pine Street..................................Dispatched, canceled..................07/28/11.............21:37 Shirah, Destin.............................Dispatched, canceled..................07/28/11.............23:25 East Capri Cove.........................Dispatched, canceled..................07/29/11.............07:07 N. White Point Road...................Medical assist EMS.....................07/29/11.............08:13 E. Highway 20.............................EMS excluding vehicle................07/29/11.............08:59 E. Highway 20.............................EMS excluding vehicle................07/29/11.............10:58 White Point Road........................Service call, other........................07/29/11.............21:48 Oakmont Circle...........................Dispatched, canceled..................07/30/11.............01:45 Calinda Lane...............................Medical assist EMS.....................07/30/11.............23:03 Ingrid Court.................................Medical assist EMS.....................07/31/11.............06:31 Chadwick Lane...........................Cooking fire..................................07/31/11.............12:42 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Valparaiso VolunteerThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of July: Location Situation Date Time Lincoln Avenue............................Sick call......................................07/01/11..............01:31 Chicago Avenue..........................Overdose...................................07/01/11..............15:59 Southview Avenue.......................Sick call......................................07/03/11..............03:17 N. Bayshore Drive.......................Allergic reaction.........................07/04/11..............21:21 N. Bayshore Drive.......................Assault........................................07/40/11..............21:35 Highland Street............................Sick call......................................07/07/11..............02:24 Lincoln Avenue............................Sick call......................................07/07/11..............13:47 Chicago Avenue..........................Unconscious..............................07/07/11..............15:35 Grandview Avenue......................Diabetic......................................07/07/11..............18:33 Spencer Place.............................Sick call......................................07/08/11..............23:38 Carolina Avenue..........................Gas leak.....................................07/09/11..............10:00 White Drive..................................Structure fire..............................07/11/11..............11:48 North Partin Drive........................Station move-up........................07/11/11..............12:21 Everglade Drive...........................Fire Structure.............................07/11/11..............14:35 Wolverine Avenue.......................Seizures.....................................07/13/11..............20:55 Seminole Avenue........................Chest pain..................................07/14/11..............19:43 North Bayshore Drive..................Fall..............................................07/16/11..............17:10 Okaloosa Avenue........................Fall..............................................07/17/11..............18:44 N. John Sims Pkwy.....................Fall..............................................07/18/11..............13:16 Davenport Avenue.......................Sick call......................................07/18/11..............13:49 Washington Avenue....................Fire service call..........................07/21/11..............14:41 Judith Drive..................................Unknown problem.....................07/21/11..............16:01 Ohio Drive....................................Fire Service Call........................07/21/11..............16:58 Hidden Cove Way.......................Fire structure..............................07/26/11..............16:58 Okaloosa Avenue........................Unknown problem.....................07/28/11..............10:28 Wolverine Avenue.......................Assault........................................07/31/11..............00:43 A favorite summer time activity is barbecuing. 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Oak Creek Shopping Center Niceville 678-1593 9-7 Mon.-Sat.www.bayoubookcompany.com Since 1986 Find Hand Vibes at:A building contractor reported July 21 that unknown person(s) cut the electrical wiring from several boxes at a residential construction site on Black Bear Circle, Niceville. * A Niceville resident from the 200 block of Honeysuckle Way reported that unknown person(s) stole a mountain bicycle from the front porch sometime July 18-19. The bike was valued at $80. * A Niceville resident from the 100 block of College Cove reported that unknown person(s) stole a recycle bin full of aluminum and steel scrap from her yard on the side of the house, sometime July 23. * Deputies responding to an abandoned vehicle call July 25 found a golf cart just inside a wooded lot in the 1500 block of Rocky Bayou Drive, Niceville. Using a hardware store receipt, deputies identified the Niceville cart owner who said he parked the cart and stored his golf gear in a rental enclosure unit at the Rocky Bayou Golf Club July 21. The lock to the storage unit was found pried off on the ground with the hasp holding the lock. Golf clubs and other items were found inside the enclosure, minus a cart key and a small clock.Criminal MischiefSometime July 13-14 an unknown person drove onto a field on the east side of a Niceville church, 1200 E. Valparaiso Blvd., and caused an estimated $800 damage, destroying a picnic table and making a series of donuts in the ground. * Sometime July 13-14 unknown person drove across the lawn of a Niceville church, 1100 S. Palm Blvd. * Sometime July 4-5 unknown vandal(s) used a green marker to deface a truck parked in a driveway, and a mailbox, both in the 200 block of Edge Avenue, Valparaiso. Three other addresses in the 200 block also were vandalized with green marker, including another truck, a boat, a mailbox and a third vehicle.OtherJames Walter Lyon Jr., 20, of 305 23rd St., Niceville, was issued a notice to appear by sheriffs deputies July 18 on charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. * A 15-year-old Niceville boy, a student, was issued a notice to appear by sheriffs deputies in Destin, July 14, on charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Page A-5 THEBAYBEACON (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) 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! BLOTTERFrom page A-4 P l e a s e R S V P b y A u g u s t 1 2 t o : at least $764,000 in pay that he would have received under his employment contract through June 30, 2012. In May he filed a separate claim against the college for $935,000 for legal expenses incurred in the criminal case. An administrative law judge was scheduled to hear the case last month in Niceville but that hearing was later canceled when attorneys for both sides said they wanted to try mediation again. Sandy Sims, chairman of the college board of trustees, said a tentative settlement agreement was reached during a day-long mediation session in Tallahassee July 27. Sims was the trustees representative to the closeddoors mediation meeting. During last weeks mediation session in Tallahassee, attorneys for the college and Richburg met at the beginning, Sims said. Each side aired the arguments they planned to present to the administrative law judge, if the case proceeds unsettled, she said. Then the special mediator separated the two sides for the rest of the day and passed offers and counter-offers between the two parties. The tentative agreement, reached in about 12 hours, wont take effect unless the college board of trustees approves it, Sims said. The trustees will meet Friday at 2 p.m. in the College Mall Gallery, Building K, on the Niceville campus, for two purposes: convening to a closed session of the board to discuss litigation strategies and related expenditures. The board will then reopen to the special session for the second purpose of the consideration for approval of the mediation recommendation. Scheduled to be in attendance will be trustees: Sandy Sims, Brian Pennington, Paul Foster, Rachel Gillis, Dale Rice, Marijo Strauss, Esteena Wells and Wesley Wilkerson; college president Ty Handy; also, college attorneys Joseph Lorenz, Mike Mattimore, Dena Sokolow, Rob Larkin and Terin Cremer. Sims, Wells, Rice and Pennington voted to terminate Richburg in a 4-3 vote April 28, 2009. Wilkerson, the only other trustee still on the board, opposed termination. COLLEGEFrom page A-1 Sandy Sims Beacon photo by Kenneth Books7th SFG dining hall opensSgt. Matthew Pieper serves a plate of roast beef to Capt. Doug Nab in the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Dining Facility. The facility opened for its first meal service for lunch Monday. The 7th SFG cantonment, recently constructed on the Eglin reserva tion, is about five mikes west of Duke Field. 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on CNG, gasoline or diesel. There are no CNG vehicles in Okaloosa Gas service area, except its own three Honda Civics. Even its own fleet runs on gasoline. The utility did install one home-fueling station for a man in Navarre whose family is involved in the business. But Okaloosa Gas hopes to make some fleet sales soon. In the 1990s Okaloosa Gas and some local governments used grant money to create bifuel vehicles, retrofitting gasoline engines, including some Niceville police cruisers and Okaloosa County school buses, to burn either CNG or gasoline. However that program ended abruptly after a few years when the fueling station, near Edge Elementary School in Niceville, was destroyed in a fire. The natural gas industry considers CNG vehicles safer than conventional ones, said Debbie Moore, marketing development manager at Okaloosa Gas. Natural gas rapidly dissipates in air in the unlikely event of a leak. It would burn only within a narrow range of concentration in the atmosphere (about 7-14 percent), and then only if an ignition source is present. Two of the biggest technical problems with those 1990s vehiclesthrottle body carburetors and the then-new technology onboard computersare no longer issues, Clark said. Most cars today are fuel injected rather than the old liquid-based carburetors, and todays onboard computers no longer have problems sensing what type of fuel is being fed to the engine. Still, Honda sold only about 2,000 of the CNG Civics in the U.S. in 2009. Clark himself drives a company-furnished 2010 Honda Civic GX as he markets natural gas to military and commercial customers. Low pollutionnotably a near-absence of particulates from the vehicle is a big selling point, Clark said. He likes to take his white handkerchief and wipe the inside of the GX tailpipe to show people how clean-burning CNG is. The hankie comes out without any visible residue. CNG vehicles still emit invisible pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. They also result in emissions of methane and carbon dioxide, although views on the extent to which these are pollutants. For now, the gas district is chiefly marketing to fleet operators. However, if you want to buy a personal CNG vehicle such as the Civic GX from a Honda dealer, Okaloosa Gas will be happy to install a fueling station in your home, according to Clark. The home fueling station, called Phill, is billed like any other home gas appliance, Clark said. Customers pay, at current pretax natural gas rates, $1.21 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge), he said. Sales taxes boost that cost, but even then the expense would be less than half the current price of gasoline. Phill, also sold through Honda, compresses the natural gas to 3,600 pounds per square inch before it goes in the cars tank. The filling station costs $5,000 installed, although theres still a $1,000 federal rebate available through the end of the year, he said. Phill is a timed-fill device that pumps the equivalent of about half a gasoline gallon an hour, Clark said, ample for drivers who park their vehicles every night and dont need to top off in the daytime. Fast-fill stations, which fill a tank in minutes, cost more. The Civic GX doesnt go quite as far on a gallon as the conventional gasoline version. The GX is rated at 24 mpg city/36 highway gasoline equivalent, compared to the 28 city/39 highway for a gasoline version of the Civic sedan. With its smaller fuel tank (a 7.8-gge gas cylinder in the trunk behind the rear seat) the CNG version of the Honda has a range of 218 to 280 miles. Perhaps its biggest limitation as ordinary transportation is the current lack of public CNG fueling stations. While Okaloosa Gas recognizes that limitation, and plans to build a public fueling station somewhere in its franchise area next year, currently the cities of Milton and Birmingham provide the only public CNG fueling station (out of 10 total) within a 300-mile radius of Niceville, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Carolyn Brewton, utility billing supervisor for the city of Milton, said the city has had the CNG fueling station for over 10 years. Four city vehicles and a couple of individuals and businesses use the 24/7 fueling station, she said. Most drive hybrids that can use CNG or regular fuel, she said. Users need to make a deposit with the city and are issued a card used to purchase the fuel. Billed by the city monthly, the current price is $1.39 per therm, or $1.62 gge, Brewton said. The price is higher than that charged by Okaloosa Gas because it includes operating and capital costs, she said. Pensacola is also working on opening CNG fueling stations over the next five years, according to Clark. Clark offered a Beacon reporter the opportunity to test drive the 2009 Civic that Okaloosa Gas has named PONGO (Powered On Natural Gas Only). From the stop bar at the intersection of highways 85 and 190 the Honda accelerated quickly and evenly to the 45 mph speed limit. No special sounds, smells or hesitation. It drives just like a gasoline-powered vehicle. Staying within the Twin Cities, the trip easily stayed within the vehicles 280-mile range. GASFrom page A-1 Phillip Hulme, 24, Niceville, military Larry Perkins, 74, Niceville, retired Charles Alley, 60, Crestview, civil engineer Jeff Flowers, 31, Niceville, contractor I think its a good idea. They shouldnt raise taxes for anything. We have a debt crisis in this country. We need to privatize education and break the back of government and union controlled education. Its probably necessary. I dont like taxes, but education is important, so its one of the taxes Im actually for. Sean Bradley, 36, Niceville, military Im OK with it, and I hope to see improvements in the schools. I think its a good thinganything to help out education. Janira McBride, 31, Niceville, full-time mom I think its ridiculous. Taxes are already high enough. by Mike GriffithWhat do you think about the recent increase in school taxes?Location: Niceville Public LibraryWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. TheINQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, August 3, 2011 THEBAYBEACON Window Treatments Accessories Draperies Wall Coverings Furniture Area Rugs Blinds Bedding Staging Partnership with over 200 Vendors! 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4.1 HOURS broken armat other ERs The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Page A-7 THEBAYBEACON POLICIES AS LOW AS $100 MOTORCYCLECall or stop by for a free quote. Frances Faille (850) 678-5642409 John Sims Pkwy., Ste. 1 Niceville francesfaille@allstate.com Actual cost will vary and may depend on coverages selected. Subject to terms, availability and qualifications. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company: Northbrook, IL. 2010 Allstate Insurance Company.For the price of insuring your bike I can help protect your bike, and more importantly you. Dollar for dollar no one protects the rider like Allstate. Call me today for a fast, free quote. NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS Rocky Bayou Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Meet Superintendent Dr. Michael Mosley (9 am) Learn about the RBCS Student and Family Experience Tour the Campus Meet the Faculty Enjoy Coffee and Doughnuts Meet with Admissions Director Receive $50 off Enrollment Fee (Must attend open house and apply by Monday, August 15; Only valid for new applications.)RBCS provides K3-12 Christ-centered, excellence-driven private education offering kindergarten and pre-school programs (including VPK), well-rounded and highachievement elementary program (Grades 1-6), full-service college preparatory Academy (Grades 7-12), and a dedicated special services and therapy services department.Applications are still being accepted!Bus service is available throughout Niceville community. 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The other bidders were Hancock Bank, Suntrust Bank, Compass Bank, Regions Bank, Coastal Bank and CCB Community Bank. Of the bidders, BB&T offered the lowest tax-exempt true interest costs of 2.09013 percent for refinancing the citys sales tax bonds, and 2.072718 percent for new loans to refinance the citys gas tax bonds. During a previous city council meeting held July 12, financial advisor Bill Fray, of Fray Municipal Securities, told the council that the economic uncertainty gripping the nation creates the perfect time to refinance the citys bond debt at a lower interest rate. He said that by refinancing at current low rates, the city can save tax money, which now goes toward interest payments. The citys bonds, Fray had said, have a term of 15 years, with seven years remaining. The new loans will be paid off by the end of 2018, the same as the current bonds. During the July 12 meeting, Fray had also told the city council of other possible options, such as lengthening the citys debt schedule to 15 years, from the remaining seven, which would allow the raising of about $960,000 in new funds without raising current payments. As an alternative, said Fray, the city could go with a 12year loan that would allow the raising of about $650,000 in new money without raising payments. After some discussion at the July 12 meeting, the city council approved Frays proposal to advertise for bids from potential lenders. At another meeting, held July 21, the city council approved the first of three readings of proposed city ordinances to authorize the refinancing of the citys bonds. During the July 21 meeting, City Attorney Dixie Powell and City Manager Lannie Corbin said refinancing the bonds will reduce what the city must pay to redeem them, or in the case of those bonds to be repaid with funds from the citys share of state sales-tax revenue, to possibly issue additional bonds to finance additional capital improvements, without increasing payments. Powell told the council that if the sales tax-funded bonds are increased, they must not exceed 1.35 times the current loan amount, for a total of $1,100,000. The city also has bonds financed by the citys share of the motorfuels tax, totaling $1,550,000, a sum that cannot be increased, Powell said. At the July 28 meeting, the city council approved resolutions approving the selection of BB&T to provide the loans, and also approved the second of three readings for the city ordinances approving the refinancing plan. City resolutions gain final approval after one favorable vote by the council, while city ordinances require approval at each of three public readings. The third and final reading of the ordinances to approve the refinancing plan is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 9, at Niceville City Hall. Also during Thursdays meeting, city council members and senior staff members discussed how to use the interest money saved through the refinancing plan. Possibilities, they said, could include enlarging the new loans, or obtaining additional loans, and using the savings to make interest payments on those. If additional loan money were obtained, said Corbin, the most likely use of the additional funds would be to build a new senior center somewhere in the city complex in the center of Niceville, which now includes the city hall, police and fire stations, library, community center, childrens park, sports fields, skateboard park and water tower. Another possible use of additional funds could be to expand or improve city recreation facilities, he said. No decisions were made Thursday about expanding or extending the new loans, although those issues are likely to come up at future city council meetings. LENDERFrom page A-1

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-8 Wednesday, August 3, 2011 THEBAYBEACON A L L A R O U N D T H E T O W N A L L A R O U N D T H E T O W N A L L A R O U N D T H E T O W N During this time of year, many people in our area enjoy spending time fishing, tubing or water skiing. For those without their own boat, Freedom Boat Club in Bluewater Bay provides one solution to enjoy the areas water sports, offering its members access to the water without the added hassle and expense of boat maintenance, insurance, storage and cleaning. In operation since 1989, Freedom Boat Club is the countrys oldest and largest members-only boat club. Currently, the franchise has more than 60 clubs across the country, with locations from Texas to New Hampshire. Members have access to boats at any of these other locations up to four times per year at each location and have unlimited boating at their home club. Freedom Boat Club provides an online scheduling system and allows members to make reservations up to six months in advance. Additionally, for spur of the moment excursions, members can also contact the dock master for immediate use of any boat that is available. The local club, situated in the Bluewater Bay Marina, has five boats, including a sailboat as well as deck boat, bowrider and fishing boats. Members can enjoy the luxury of fishing, skiing and sightseeing at popular locations such as Crab Island in Destin. A day of boating begins when the dockmaster will meet you at your boat. You and your friends or family members then head out on the water for a day of enjoyment. Upon your return, you simply pay for the fuel you used that dayyou may fuel the boat yourself or leave that up to the dock staff. The dockmaster then helps you take all of your belongings out of the boat and they do everything else. "Its definitely more affordable and easier than owning your own boat," said Brian Gwinnup, the owner and operator of the local franchise. Hours of operation for Freedom Boat Club are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., but extended hours are available for members upon request. For more information on the Freedom Boat Club, visit free domboatclub.com. For questions about the local club, contact Brian Gwinnup by email at bgwinnup@freedomboatclub. com, or call the local club at 218-8533. Freedom Boat Club is located at 290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville, FL 32578. Catch the big ones and enjoy the water with a boat from Freedom Boat Club. 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He took a part-time job as a Niceville police officer in 2002. After his military retirement, Popwell transitioned to fulltime employment with the police department in 2004. In February of this year he was promoted from lieutenant to captain and placed in charge of the operations and investigative branches, reporting to Cruttenden. Popwell takes over a department that has 18 full-time sworn officers, eight parttime officers, five dispatchers and an administrative assistant. The police chiefs job has a pay range of $60,000 to $75,000, Corbin said. We had a good group of applicants apply, he said. It was important to hire from inside. It was a tough decision. The new police chief is married and lives in Niceville with his wife, Sallie. The couples 21year-old daughter, Jessica, will graduate from Florida State University this year. Popwell teaches part-time at Northwest Florida State Colleges law enforcement academy. Cruttenden, who started as a patrolman in the Niceville department in 1979 and rose to chief 14 years later, was enrolled in the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) of the Florida Retirement System with a July 31 retirement date. He was honored at an in-house going away ceremony last week. Cruttenden, whose wife, Wanda, is the citys planner, said he plans to take some time to reevaluate his priorities and may find other areas to serve the public. CHIEFFrom page A-1 Brian Cruttenden

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Rocky Bayou Christian School (RBCS), Niceville, has appointed Ernest Clark as its discipleship director. In Clarks new position, he will oversee the schools chapel program, lead the Academys (grades 7-12) leadership development program and student government, and be involved with counseling for Academy students. In addition, Clark will draw on his personal ministry experience and education to teach a number of Bible classes. Whether in chapel or Bible class, I love to teach the Scriptures, said Clark. And, of course, I am eager to get to know students and encourage them as they study, serve and grow. Clark, who graduated from high school in 1987, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelors degree in Bible from Cedarville University, Ohio. He earned a masters degree in Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University, S.C., and graduated magna cum laude with a second masters degree in Biblical Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, N.C. In addition to his strong educational background, Clark brings with him a passion for ministry. Over the last 11 years, he and his family lived and served in South Asia, where they learned from, served with and then taught local believers. Clark opened and ran an Asian studies center for foreign university students, and also worked with several Indian churches and organizations to develop effective programs of nonformal education for thousands of adults in rural areas. "Most of our ministry was focused on adults. Now, (at Rocky Bayou) I will focus more on the Academy, which is more teenagers," he said. I thank God for the opportunity to teach students as part of a faculty that has established a reputation for excellent Christian education, said Clark. I am eager to nurture students in their faith, to equip them to know God truly and serve him faithfully in his world. How does he plan to Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. 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Dottaviano began her Mary Kay business as an independent beauty consultant in January 2003 and, as a direct result of her accomplishments, became an independent sales director in October 2003. *** Cherie Anderson, a Niceville resident and a MetLife representative, recently obtained the Chartered Federal Employee Please see WHOS, page B-2 In the ServiceE-mail items to info@baybeacon.com.Cheryl L. Boutwell, daughter of David and Elma Boutwell, graduated from Basic Training July 1. She is attending the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, Calif., to pursue a career as a Cryptologic Linguist for Air Force Intelligence. Boutwell is a 2006 graduate of Niceville High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Central Florida. Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Croxton takes the slogan "warriors sustaining warriors," which has come to define the Marines and sailors of 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), very seriously. Croxton, whose parents Alfred and Helen Matkin live in Niceville, made a change to the mode of blood distribution throughout Helmand Province, Afghanistan, resulting in approximately a 30 percent decrease of wasted blood. We had blood getting destroyed because it wasnt being used, explained Croxton. I had to find out how we could save or use the products to the best of our ability, while keeping the products at an acceptable level to maintain readiness at our Role I Shock Trauma Platoon and Role II Forward Resuscitative Surgical System facilities. Ive learned many people dont want to donate because they think blood is wasted or not used, explained Croxton. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Croxton, a Niceville native, coordinates flights to forward operating bases at the Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, rotary wing July 16. Croxton is the blood coordinator for the 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward). Photo by Staff Sgt. Theresa Seng Jennifer Sallman Cindy Dottaviano Lily Hall is Dressage ChampLily Hall, 12, daughter of Steve and Sherry Hall of Niceville, recently returned from the 2011 Florida 4-H State Equestrian Finals in Tampa. Lily won the title of State Champion for Dressage, in the 13 and younger category, riding her horse Heart of Gold. She also won the State High Point Dressage award, competing against almost 60 other Junior and Senior Dressage class participants. Dressage, commonly called "Horse Ballet," is a style of riding which develops a horse's obedience, flexibility and balance. Cheryl Boutwell Please see SAVING, page B-3 Saving lives in Afghanistan Sailor with Niceville ties revamps blood distribution Ernest ClarkRocky names discipleship director Please see DIRECTOR, page B-3 TOP ASSOCIATE CLOSED VOLUMEJune 2011Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast is proud to announceJanice Busovneof Niceville was the Top Associate Closed Volume for June 2011. 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Johnson-ColemanRuben and Janet Johnson announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Kay Johnson, to Jacob M. Coleman of Little Rock, Ark. Lindsay is a 2004 graduate of Niceville High School, a 2008 graduate of the University of Arkansas, and is now completing her residency requirements for a doctoral degree in pharmacy. Jacob is employed as a financial analyst for the UA Medical School Department of Pediatrics. The wedding will be Dec. 10, 2011, in Little Rock.Talton-JackmanKen and Laura Jackman of Niceville announce the engagement of their son, Bryan Scott, to Kimberly Anne Talton, daughter of Bob and Elizabeth Talton of Vanceboro, N.C. Kimberly is a graduate of West Craven High School in Vanceboro, and a 2004 graduate of University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She currently teaches AP History at Bartlett Yancey High School in Yanceyville, N.C. Bryan is a 2006 graduate of Niceville High School, and is currently serving in the United States Coast Guard. 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I wanted to debunk that thought as well as save lives with the blood we have on hand. With those intentions, Croxton began researching the amount of blood that was expiring at outer-lying forward operating bases, which came to an average of 100 units of blood. I cannot say exactly how many lives the blood can save, said Croxton. One Marine could need all 100 units, or 100 service members could need one each. It just depends on the injury. There is no set amount given to any patient, but I think its safe to say any life saved, be it one or 100, is one or 100 that get to go back home, Croxton added. Croxton, who has previously worked with the American Red Cross Blood Donation Program and Armed Services Blood Program in the past, had no problem diving in when this issue came to light. Finding himself in this line of work is natural for Croxton, who works as a patient tracker in the area of operations. "I'd rather help people than hurt people," he said. By making just a couple simple tweaks in the blood distribution system, Croxton is doing just that. This is going to help increase the survivability of the [service members] who sustain any degree of bodily injury or traumatic blood loss, said Croxton. Its going to give them the blood they need to return home to their families and friends." Croxton, a nine-and-ahalf year Navy sailor and a 2001 graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School, knows the feeling well. "I am honored to serve alongside the Marines and sailors. It's a great time, but I can't wait to get home," he said. As of now, home for Croxton is along the Atlantic coast of North Carolina, near Camp Lejeune, with his wife of one-and-a-half years, Hazel Virginia Croxton. Croxton may no longer live on the Gulf Coast, but he still makes it a point to return. He spent the 2010 Christmas season in Niceville, visiting his family. "Niceville is pretty nice," he said. "It's not too big, not too small. It's home because my parents are there." For now, Croxton is exactly where he needs to bemaking great strides toward sustaining the lives of those around him. "I don't know what they'd do without me," he said, laughing. This story was compiled with information from a Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System press release and a Beacon staffconducted interview. Page B-3 Wednesday, August 3, 2011 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. NOTICE TO CITY OF NICEVILLE HOMEOWNERSThe City of Niceville is seeking applicants to participate in a Community Development Block Grant Housing Rehabilitation program to assist homeowners with repairs. This program is designed to perform general code related repairs and improvements for very low and low and moderate-income homeowners. Items eligible for repair include roofs, heating systems, plumbing, electrical and other code related housing systems. Currently, the City has funds available to assist a limited number of homeowners. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements for this program: If you would like to be considered for possible assistance, you should attend a homeowners meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in the City of Niceville Council Chambers located at 208 N. Partin Drive, to discuss program requirements and receive application materials. If you cannot attend this meeting, you can also pick up an application package after August 10th from Wanda, Cruttenden, City Planner, Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive, or call, toll-free (877) 309-1951, Ext. 15, and request an application package be mailed to you. All interested homeowners should submit completed application materials to Marie Dingman, Summit Professional Services, Inc., P.O. Box 18168, Panama City Beach, FL 32417 on or before October 10, 2011. All applications are subject to review, ranking and approval by the Niceville City Council. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE FACILITIESIF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY: If you own your home If this is your primary residence If your total household income is below the guidelines listed below: Household size 1 person2 person3 person4 person5 person6 person7 person8 person Household size $37,800$43,200$48,600$54,000$58,350$62,650$67,000$71,300 Croxton carries a box of blood to the Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, flight operations tent so it can be shipped to a forward operating base, July 16. SAVINGFrom page B-1overcome the challenge of ministering to teenagers in a changing world? "As with any challenge, we look to God for our strength. He is no less able to help teenagers. "It's always God's work, and it is our joy to serve him," he added. Clark is married to Tiffany Hamilton, a 1994 alumna of RBCS, who attended the school from sixth-12th grades. The couple met as undergraduates at Cedarville University. They have three childrenCatherine, 11, who will be a sixth grader at RBCS, Ben, 9, who will be a fourth grader at RBCS, and Ana, 4, who will start her education at home with her mother. RBCS offers K3-12 Christcentered, excellence-driven private education. The school provides kindergarten and pre-school programs, well-rounded and highachievement elementary program, full-service college preparatory Academy, and a dedicated special services and therapy services department. The school also offers competitive sports and vibrant fine arts and music programs for students at all grade levels.RBCS seeks host familiesRocky 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 student. Info: call RBCS, 729-7227, ext. 375, or email williamsd@ rbcs.org.Science camp for girlsLewis School is hosting a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camp on Aug. 8-10. The camp is for young women entering the sixth grade to encourage them to pursue careers in math and science. The students will explore solar energy and marine science, and will culminate on a local charter boat in order to get up close and personal with local marine habitats. Info: Lewis School, 8334130.RBCS open houseRocky Bayou Christian School welcomes parents to a Community Open House Wednesday, Aug. 10. Parents may drop by any time between 9 a.m. and noon to learn about RBCS Christ-centered, excellence-driven private education offerings. 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Page B-4 Wednesday, August 3, 2011 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. CHURCHDIRECTORY St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool 1407 E. 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This is an opportunity to make new friends and find joy and companionship. Info: 897-4434. Alabama storm donations Safe Haven Horse Rescue Center will collect nonperishable food items and personal hygiene products to aid in storm relief in Alabama. Collection boxes will be placed at Lauras Pet and Horse Supply and Read it Again bookstore in Niceville. Info: Wendyc25200@yahoo.com. Hospice vehicle donations Covenant Hospice adds another way you can help its mission through vehicle, RV and boat donations. Vehicles, 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. Community yard sale The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, will hold its community yard sale with NicevilleValparaiso Kiwanis Saturday, Aug. 27, 7 a.m.-noon. Clean out your garage, closets and shed, and help preserve the past by donating whatever you are past needing. Donations (no clothes please) will be accepted during regular museum hours, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Limited 10-by-10-foot spaces are available for $10. Sellers, visit the museum to reserve your spot. Info: 678-2615 or heritage-muse um.org. Art exhibit at library The Local Color Artists Club will exhibit works at the Niceville Library through Aug. 27. 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. 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. TOPS evening meetings TOPS club 0111 is a weight-loss support group which meets every Thursday evening at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 200 Valparaiso Blvd., Education Building, Room 4. Weigh-in will be at 6:30, and the meeting will start at 7. Info: Michele, 678-2863, or Cindy, 279-4847. Free museum admission The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida has partnered 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. Creative writing group The Valparaiso Community Library offers 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 a formal writing course; but group discussions and friendly critique will help individuals develop their written and/or vocal narrative style. Call the library for info, 729-5406. Bird watching program The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will hold a beginning bird watching program at Northwest Florida State College Aug. 4. Lenny Fenimore will present an entertaining program certain to give listeners the proper knowledge for bird watching. The program will be held in the Learning Resource Center, Room 128, at NWFSC. The meeting is free and will begin at 6:30 p.m. with socializing, with the speaker at 7. Info: Walt Spence, 582-7064, or ChoctawhatcheeAudubon.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. Photography exhibit The Arts and Design Society will hold the opening reception of the 12th annual Photography and Digital Arts Exhibition. This judged show will feature work from area photographers. The show will open Aug. 5, 5-7 p.m., and be held through Sept. 2 at the ADSOs Art Center Gallery, 17 First St. SE, Fort Walton Beach. Gallery hours are noon-4 Tuesday though Friday, and 1-4 Saturday. Entry is free. Info: artsdesignsociety.org or 244-1271. Embroiderers membership The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America will hold its annual membership coffee Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Niceville United Methodist Church. The 201112 program will be presented and snacks will be served. Visitors are welcome; park in lot A and enter near the playground. Info: 496-3466. Bass tourney for CAC The fourth annual American General Life and Insurance Company Bass Tournament is set for Aug. 6 at the Marina Village in Freeport. Proceeds will benefit the Emerald Coast Childrens Advocacy Center. A $3,000 payout is at stake for the winners of this tournament in memory of local angler Bob Zdenek. There will be a free Family Fun Day while the anglers are out fishing. Stay for the weigh in and see who brings in the biggest fish. Angler entry fees are $110 per boat. For more information, visit: aglabass2011.eventbrite.com. Arts and Crafts vendor spaces are available for $25 each. Call Joy Hudson at 833-9237, ext. 256. PAL Soccer registration Niceville PAL Soccer League registration will take place Aug. 6, 9 a.m.1 p.m., at Niceville City Hall. A late fee will not be charged. There will be a waiting list after Aug. 6. Info: 678-2182 or nicevillepalsoccer.org. Dog fashion parade Sterling House Bluewater Bay is having a Dog Days of Summer parade and show on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 9 a.m. Registration forms are available at vet offices and kennels in Niceville and Bluewater Bay or you can pick one up from the Sterling House at 1551 Merchants Way, behind the Merchants Walk shops in Bluewater Bay. This event is an Alzheimers fundraiser and we are asking for a $10 donation to register your pet. Prizes will be given away for the top winner in five categories, participation ribbons will be given to all. Info: 729-3323. Pancake breakfast The Niceville High School volleyball team will hold two all-youcan-eat breakfasts, including pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice and milk for only $6. The breakfasts will be Aug. 6 and 13, 8-10 a.m., at Eds Seafood and Steaks in Niceville. Pine needle basketry The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, will hold a two-part pine needle basketry class Aug. 6 and 20. On both days, the class will run 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $75 and $60 for museum members. Join instructor Joe Stoy and learn the original Seminole techniques using modern materials and local pine needles. Space is limited. Call 678-2615 to register. Movies at Uptown Station Movie nights will be held throughout the summer at Uptown Station, Fort Walton Beach. The movies are free, and guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Pets and glass containers are not allowed. The movies for this month will be: Aug. 6, 8 p.m., Life As We Know It. Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m., Alice in Wonderland. RMS football band meeting Students planning to participate in the Ruckel Football Band this fall must attend one of two scheduled meetings with at least one parent. The purpose of the meeting is to go over dates, rules, expectations of students and parents, band fees, gather parent volunteers, and to allow parents to complete and turn in Okaloosa County School District required paperwork. The meetings will be Monday, Aug. 8, and Thursday, Aug. 11, from 7-8 p.m. in the RMS band room. Visit the RMS Bands website, okaloosa.k12.fl.us/ruckel/ activities/band for other important summer news. 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 cost is $100. Register by Aug. 8. To register or for more information: Al Haberbusch, haberpsu64@cox.net or 678-9084; Howard Hill, howard_hill@cox.net or 6782182; or Bernie Busovne, busovne family@cox.net or 897-9497. Professional training The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) welcomes the public to its Aug. 9 program, Drinking the Kool-Aid of 21st Century Organizational Learning presented by Barry Altland. The meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, in the College Mall Gallery, Building K. The cost is $17 for nonmembers, $12 for chapter members. For info or to RSVP: astdemeraldcoast.memberlodge.org, or Tracey Tapp at astd.ec.hospitality@gmail.com. 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 Aug. 10. For more info call Jim Baughman at 729-4062 or visit the citys website at cityofniceville.org. Revival Christian program Revival at New Life Christian Ministries, 130 N. Partin Drive, Niceville, will take place Wednesday, Aug. 10 through Friday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The guest evangelist will be Bishop C.D. Gearing of Doraville, Ga. Info: 729-0733. Chamber breakfast The Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce will hold its Second Wednesday Breakfast Aug. 10 at the Niceville Community Center located at 204 N. Partin Drive. The breakfast will begin at 7:15 a.m. with coffee and conversation, followed by breakfast at 7:30. This months sponsor is Simple HR. Chamber members, their guests and prospective members are invited to attend. Ruckel football band info sessionsStudents planning to participate in Ruckel football band this fall must attend one of two information sessions with at least one parent. The meetings will be Aug. 8 and Aug. 11, from 7-8 p.m., in the RMS band room. Visit the RMS Band website, okaloosa.k12.fl.us/ruckel/activities/band, for more information. CALENDAR2011 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Reaching the Emerald Coast with the Transforming Love of Jesus ChristRev Fr Frank D Gough II 850.651.9800 fatherfrankgough@aol.com Rev Christopher Flynn, Deacon 850.543.3748 fwbflynn@cox.net www.ResurrectionShalimar.com A Member of the World Wide Anglican CommunionRESURRECTIONAnglican Church66 8th St., ShalimarService Times: 10:00 a.m. Sunday

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Driver Needed Driver needed for local taxi company, parttime, must be 25 or older; clean driving record, call John at 259-6990 Advertising Sales The Beacon Newspapers (The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, and The Hurlburt Patriot, and The Green Beret) have an opening for a career-minded, full-time person to sell newspaper advertising in an established territory. Calling on new customers and collecting also required. Candidates should be upbeat, energetic, organized, self-starting and detail-oriented. Salary plus commission. Benefits include IRA plan and paid vacation. Candidates must be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. We will train the right person. Apply in person at The Bay Beacon, 1181 John Sims Parkway (Parkway East Shopping Center), Niceville. 2 bedroom apt in Valparaiso, $500 month, deposit required, 678-5953. 2 twin mattresses with box springs and frames, $45 each, 897-1941 Yellow flies? Mosquitos? Use Swamp Gator head to toe. Child safe. Niceville Cash and Carry, (850) 678-5186. Looking for a home or a job? Be sure to check the classified section every Wednesday in the Beacon. 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. Warehouse space available. 700 SqFt Warehouse, $500 per month. For more information, call 8974149. 419 Adams Ave., Valparaiso This & That Thrift Shop, Flea Market, Buy, Sell, Trade. Open Wed.Sat., 1419 No. 29th. Outdoor Flea Market, 729-3801 Huge yard sale! Kilcullen Drive, Rocky Bayou Estates. Saturday, August 6, 7AM-3PM. Indoor yard sale: Friday, August 5, Saturday, August 6, 8AM-1PM. 191-A Highland St., Valparaiso. Looking for a good deal? Be sure to check the classified section every Wednesday in the Beacon. Warehouse Space Opportunities Items for Sale Miscellaneous Help Wanted Homes for Rent Yard Sales Office Space Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Help Wanted Help Wanted Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! WILSON MINGER AGENCY, INC.Niceville s Top-Selling Real Estate Office RENTALS AVAILABLE! Niceville, Crestview, Fort Walton and Navarre! One bedroom to five bedrooms from $450-$2500!Search online at: OurLocalRental.com Century 21Wilson Minger AgencyNicevilles Top Selling Real Estate Office729-6504 1484 Hickory St.Niceville1000 Sq. Ft. Warehouse 500 Sq. Ft. OfficeWAREHOUSEOFFICE SPACE AVAILABLEFor More Information Call897-6464 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) PROVEN LEADERSCarriageHills.com(850) 678-5178Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.Text CHRSOLD to 87778 for free app NICEVILLE AREA Protected high and dry waterfront lot with 102 feet of deep water $349,000 Web#185 Spacious, extremely well designed custom in Rockywood! 3/2.5 2,114SF $325,000 Web#187 Stunning home under construction in Swift Creek Plantation 4/3 2,581SF $429,500 Web#189BLUEWATER BAY AREA Beautiful wooded lot on quiet cul de sac in great family neighborhood $97,500 Web#188 Architectural elements & floorplan make this home a winner! 4/2.5 2,609SF $359,000 Web#191 1 4 0 8 2 3 r d S t r e e t . . . . . . . . . . M L S # 5 5 8 3 7 1 . . $ 1 5 9 0 0 0 1 2 5 E d g e A v e n u e . . . . . . . . . M L S # 5 5 6 1 9 7 . . $ 1 6 6 5 0 0 1 6 1 6 2 6 t h S t r e e t . . . . . . . . . . M L S # 5 5 9 7 1 3 . . $ 1 6 9 9 0 0 2 4 7 P a r k w o o d C i r c l e . . . . . . . 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(850) 678-5161 1-800-369-2403 www.century21wilsonminger.com First Word ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________$11.00____________$11.60____________$12.20____________$12.80____________ ____________ ____________ ____________$11.20____________$11.80____________$12.40____________$13.00____________ ____________ ____________ ____________$11.40____________$12.00____________$12.60____________$13.20 CONVENIENT WAYSTO PLACE YOURBEACON CLASSIFIED AD!Please write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20. Attach more paper if needed. MAIL : Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. DROP IN : The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center. Office hours: 8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. E-MAIL : classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. We will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.) BEACON CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE 2:00 P.M. FRIDAY FOR WEDNESDAYContact Information (Will not appear in ad) : Name Phone Address Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers. *Base price includes $5 weekly discount or walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. BEACON NEWSPAPERS | (850) 678-1080 1181 E. JOHN SIMS PKWY., NICEVILLE, FL50% discount for additional weeks or papers. Check publications to publish ad:r Bay Beacon(Number of weeks) r Eglin Flyer(Number of weeks) r Hurlburt Patriot(Number of weeks) Price of First Run....................$ + Price of subsequent runs........$ = Total Price................................$ Ads are non-refundable. RENTALS 850-897-1443 Bluewater Bay Resort RealtyMarina Cove Unfurnished $1700 3/2.5/2 car tandem garage, fireplace, loft, new carpet & paint Swift Bayou Furnished $1325 2/2 carport, townhouse, waterfront electric & water included Lakeside Unfurnished $1200 3/2 townhouse, new paint, washer/ dryer, large patio overlooking lake VA APPROVED: Lakeside 310 Southlake Ct. 2/2 + Bonus Loft: Great views, great buy! $149,900 Lakeside 307 Westlake Ct. 1 Bedroom, Beauty, $87,000 Coming Soon: Townhome For Sales, Call Pamela: 562-987-2484 KennyWilsonPainting30 Yrs. Experience Quality Work & Clean Up A StandardLicensed & Insured368-2710897-6423 PAINTING TREE SERVICE Actually Licensed & Insured678-9339Don t be fooled by False Ads... Demand Proof of Comp & Liability! THE BEACONSAT YOUR SERVICE PRESSURE WASHING(850) 699-7866Houses Driveways Fencing Docks RVs DecksNo Job Too SmallLicensed & InsuredE&D Pressure Washingq 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 SALON cMassagecFacialscSpecialty Nail ArtscWaxing(Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606Celebrating 12 yrs. in the Niceville AreaGift Certificates Available MINI STORAGE Nice-VillaMini Storage2 miles east of Bluewater Bay on Hwy. 20(Drive A Little, Save A Lot)Block Buildings897-2280 Mini Storage 2 miles east of Advertise your business in this size space for only $18.95 per week.(Minimum 8 weeks.) CALL US at678-1080Ad design & layout no extra charge. ADVERTISE HERE! ADVERTISE HERE! AT YOUR SERVICEadvertising makes sense!With prices starting at only $18.95 per week, advertising in At Your Service is easy AND affordable! Call us at 678-1080 or stop by the office at 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 to take advantage of this incredible bargain! ADVERTISE HERE! 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The Bluewater Barracudas brought the 2011 Long Course season to a close in dramatic fashion July 14-17 in Knoxville, Tenn., where the University of Tennessee played host to more than 900 athletes from Tennessee, Alabama and Northwest Florida. The Barracudas were represented by 23 athletes, the most in club history at the Southeastern Championships. Kellen Broaderick and Haley McWilliams swam their way to a combined nine team records over the course of the weekend. Haley was the only Barracuda to crack the team scoring column with her 12thplace effort in the 1500-meter free. Kellen was just on the outside looking in of the "top eight" in an age group that boasted some of the country's fastest swimmers. In all Broaderick established new team records in the 50 breast, 100 free, 100 fly, 200 IM and the 200 free. Haley followed closely with new team records in the 200 fly, 400 free, 400 IM, and the 1500 free. Not to be outdone, Levi Wilke continued his steady rise up the ranks in the senior boys division. Levi established new team marks in the 200 free, 200 fly, 400 free and the 400 IM. Levi was also joined by Frank Bruechner, Chase Turner, Matthew Markwardt and Chaz Brechler on two competitive senior men's relays. Three BarracudasKatie Miller, Tatum Hackler and Sarah Markwardtset two new team records. Markwardt and Miller both set new breast stroke marks, Sarah's in the 10 and under age group and Katie's in the senior women group. Both narrowly missed the final in the sprint breast stroke as they were alternates for the heat swum in the evening. Tatum Hackler got the Barracudas off to a hot start, establishing a new team record in the 800 free in the opening event of the meet Thursday night. She added a new 200 free record Friday morning, besting her own record set only three weeks before. Tatum was joined by Ashley Reynolds, Jane Parke and Sydney Dawson for two "top 16" relay performances and Rhiannon Thompson and Jillian Prescott added strength to what was BWB's deepest age group. Ashley Reynolds, Benson Kuira and Chas Brechler rounded out the record-breaking performances. Reynolds broke her own 50 back record and Benson surpassed his own standard in the 100 back, while Chas set a new team mark in the 400 free. Sixty-eight percent of the Barracudas compiled personal bests for the weekend championship meet, where many of the swimmers had to drop a tremendous amount of time just to qualify. Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. B E A C O N S P O R T S B E A C O N S P O R T S Page B-6 Wednesday, August 3, 2011 EVERYDAY!Limited Time Offer Niceville Restaurant Only 12U All Stars advance to stateNiceville 12U All Stars traveled to Woodville baseball complex in Tallahassee to play the District 20 champion Chaires-Capitola July 23, with the winner advancing to the state tournament. Niceville outscored Chaires-Capiola 17-2 in two games to win the sectional title and play in the state tournament. From left: front, Devin Hemenway, Nick Hazama, Christian Huff, Drew Grandgenett, A.J. Nipper and Brady Smith; second row, Tyler Russell, Chance Huff, Logan Taylor, Judd Barth, Will West III, Wesley Brooks and Jacob Jenkins; back row, coach Dave Smith, manager Bill West and coach Chandler Huff 16U in national title huntThe High Intensity 16U fastpitch softball team competed in the 2011 16U USA/ASA "A" National Softball Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn., July 30-Aug 7. High Intensity 16U is one of six teams from Florida to win a berth. The team, coached by Danny Hensley, has a record of 29-2. From left: front, Savanna Hewett, Jennifer Phillips, Rachel Dunsford, Courtney Adams, Jessie TenBroeck and Christina Ramirez; back, Jessica Ujvari, Audrey Diekmann, Jaime Phillips, Alexis Brunson, Lauren Donaldson, Jessie Mullen, Jamie Ujvari and Aja Brechtel. 10-11 All-Stars win sectionalsThe Niceville-Valparaiso Little League 10-11 year old All-Star team defeated Tallahassee Chaires-Capitola in a best-of-three series to capture the Florida Little League Section 1 title, winning the first two games 13-2 and 13-8. The team then traveled to Bonita Springs but lost the state title two games to won. From left: front, Cole Russell, Matthew Wells, Kyle Vogler, Caleb Russell and Tripp Wittaker; back, Nic Nolan, Rece Hinds, Sam Stahl, Dawson Marshall, Lance Byrd and Jack Wolgast. Not pictured was Hunter Macdonough. David Marshall managed the team, with coaches Jimmie Opitz and Berry Drake. 9/10 All Stars fall in state semisThe Niceville-Valparaiso Little League 9/10 All Star team won District 1 in Shalimar, then Section 1 in Tallahassee, then went 2-1 in pool play at state to make it to the semifinals, before losing in the semis. From left: front, Cole Varner, Tristan Keith, Coley Embry, Derek Vogel, Evan Griffith, Brandon Cromwell and Harrison Dorsett; second row, Chandler Plourd, Connor Walsh, Trent Walker, Zach Coldsnow and Owen Williams; third row, coach Robbie Williams, manager Weyman Dorsett, coach Brian Walsh and coach Kriengsak Vogel. The Bluewater Barracudas swim team, from left: front, Ren Prescott, Cameron Turner, Carson Kale, Sydney Kale, Stephanie Markwardt and Sarah Markwardt; center, Kellen Broaderick, Tatum Hackler, Jane Parke, Sydney Dawson, Jillian Prescott, Rhiannon Thompson, Rachel Gold, Brooke Arrington and head coach Brad Kale; rear, Benson Kuira, Chase Turner, Matt Markwardt, Frank Bruechner, Chaz Brechler, Levi Wilke, Jesse Arrington and assistant coach Trent Brown. Not pictured are Haley McWilliams, Ashley Reynolds and Katie Miller.Barracudas set records EYEWEAR UNLIMITEDIN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience678-0099 678-6211All doctors prescriptions filled Welds & Repairs Bi-Focals Tri-Focals Progressives Sunglasses Varilux Hoya Shamir ZeissDr. Amanda Brenci, O.D.Board Certified Optometrist (850) 678-8876Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:181187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) Young, old and everyone in-between! Dr. Brenci offers full comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages. Schedule an appointment today! Do you want your glasses today? Come see us! Team, personal bests galore


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