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travel to a funeral for the mother of an employee, and misused county funds to reimburse an employee for costs associated with attending a funeral for the mother of an employee, according to a commission finding issued last week. The Commission on Ethics met in Tallahassee Oct. 21 in closed session to take action on several complaints, including a complaint against Hughes that had been filed by Fort Walton Beach resident Robert Bomar Jr. in July 2009. Hughes was the tax collector from his first election to the post in 1992 until he resigned June 30, 2011, about 18 months before the end of this fifth four-year term of office. Hughes, who had come under By Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer A state ethics panel found probable cause that former Okaloosa County Tax Collector Chris Hughes violated state statute 112.313(6) in three of five allegations contained in a complaint filed by a Fort Walton Beach resident. A commission spokeswoman said the finding is not final. If the finding does become final, possible penalties include public censure, reprimand, restitution, and civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation. The Florida Commission on Ethics found probable cause to believe that Hughes misused county office equipment and resources during work hours for personal business, misused a county vehicle toHughes faces ethics allegationsBy Mike GriffithBeacon Correspondent State Sen. Don Gaetz warned members of the Mid-Bay Rotary Club to expect more state budget cuts last Friday, as he addressed the October 26 breakfast meeting of the club in Bluewater Bay. The bad news, Gaetz, a Niceville Republican, told the assembled Rotarians, is that the state of Florida faces an extraordinary uphill climb over the next couple of years. During the next year, he said, the Florida Legislature must find ways to cut an additional $2 billion from the state budget, after making similar cuts during recent years. We are having to cut needs, not wants, said Gaetz. We are down to boiling the bones. The states economy also remains in poor shape, he said, with unemployment about two percentage points above the national average, and the number of food stamps and unemployment payments up from previous years. The good news, Gaetz said, is that Florida has thus far avoided state tax hikes, and The Northwest Florida economy is on the upswing. Gaetz, who is on tap to become senate president in 2013, said he expects some state funding for education, public safety, and environmental protection to be crowded out of the budget during the coming year, in order to fund federally mandated Medicaid payments. Medicaid, By Mike GriffithBeacon Correspondent GulfFlight, an air ambulance service which has stationed a helicopter ambulance at Twin Cities Hospital since June 2005, plans to leave the Niceville hospital at months end, according to Larry Hall, field operations manager for Air Methods, the firm that owns and operates GulfFlight. But company officials said area patients are unlikely to notice any reduction in air-ambulance service. Hall said Air Methods determined it had an overabundance of aircraft serving the area, including helicopter ambulances operated from Pensacola, DeFuniak Springs and Marianna. On Monday, Al Herndon, chief of Okaloosa Countys Emergency Medical Services, told the Beacon that helicopter service from Twin Cities Hospital Under a proposed Valparaiso ordinance, pet owners would no longer be allowed to let their dogs outside fenced areas without a leash. Current Valparaiso law allows pet owners to restrain their dogs and cats by three methods: Enclosed within a house, building, fence or pen. On a leash held by a competent person. Off leash but under voice control when the animal is obedient to a persons voice command and the person is present with the animal at all times. In a vehicle. Proposed city ordinance No. 623 would remove voice control as a legal form of restraint. The measure is scheduled for final action Nov. 14 by the Valparaiso City Commission, which gave it preliminary approval last month. Commissioner Heyward Strong said he introduced the proposed ordinance to help make Valparaiso safer for walkers. Strong said he had received several T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n Wednesday, November 2, 2011 firstname.lastname@example.org The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 5014 Pages, 2 Sections, 2 Inserts Please see DOGS, page A-3 Please see GAETZ, page A-5 Please see HUGHES, page A-4 Please see GULFFLIGHT, page A-4The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Niceville Homecoming festivities Wednesday, 6 p.m. The Taylor Haugen Foundation will hold a culinary and wine tasting benefit. Nine chefs will create culinary masterpieces and pair them with wines at Alys Beachs Caliza Pool, off Co. Highway 30-A in south Walton County. Tickets are $30 each, $50 per couple. Thursday, 10:30 a.m. The Valparaiso Community Library will hold the first of two book discussion groups The Constant Readers will meet Nov. 3 to review The Great Man by Kate Christensen. The second group, the Mystery Lovers, will meet Nov. 10 to discuss Booked to Die. Info: 729-5406. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The seventh annual Baker Heritage Day will be held at the Baker Block Museum, intersection of Highway 4 and 189 in Baker. The event will feature pioneer craftsmen demonstrations, a variety of arts & craft vendors, food, gospel and country music. Craftsmen will also demonstrate their skills. Info: 537-5714.Calendar, B-4. COMINGUPMedivac chopper to leave NicevilleGulfFlight will still serve areaNiceville High Schools annual Homecoming celebration Friday included all the traditional festivities, including a football game and a float parade. The senior class float, shown here, took second place in the competition. Another highlight was the selection of Thor Schaefer as Homecoming King and Shelby Russell as Queen. Both are seniors. For the first time in several years, the Eagles lost a Homecoming game, 2814, to Auburn. Details, B-6. Beacon photos by Sarah ClausonGaetz warns of Florida budget woes Chris HughesValp. seeks stricter curbs on dogs Voice control may not be enoughGulfFlight, an air ambulance service which has stationed a helicopter ambulance at Nicevilles Twin Cities Hospital since June 2005plans to leave Niceville Nov. 30, according to Larry Hall, field operations manage for Air Methods, the firm that owns and operates GulfFlight. Hall said the company determined it had an overabundance of aircraft serving the area, including helicopter ambulances operated from Pensacola, DeFuniak Springs and Marianna. Left, the helicopter sits ready to respond from a small helo pad at the rear of Twin Cities Hospital. Beacon photo by Del Lessard
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complaints from citizens who fear for their safety because of unleashed dogs coming at them from their owners unfenced yard. While some dogs are just friendly and run out to greet people, to some walkers, it causes fear for their safety, he said. Okaloosa County law, like Valparaiso law, requires dogs to be leashed or under voice command when outside. City of Niceville law requires dogs to be leashed or inside a fenced property or structure. Voice control is not mentioned in the Niceville ordinance. At least two Valparaiso residents questioned the proposed ordinance during a commission public hearing Oct. 10. Valparaiso resident Joe Morgan asked if that would apply to hunting dogs, who are trained to respond to voice commands. Terry Griffin, a Valparaiso dog owner, objected to the proposal at the first public reading. He said it would make it illegal for him to let his dog out in his own yard without a leash. After hearing residents comments Mayor Bruce Arnold suggested that there might be a need for some changes in the ordinance before the second and final public hearing. Strong said the city would look into a possible alternative solution before the Nov. 14. According to Valparaiso police records, between Oct. 1, 2009, and Oct. 1, 2011, officers issued six notices to appear for violating the citys animal control ordinance. Jan. 31, 2010: A dog got loose from its collar and ran from the owner. The dog later bit a child who was trying to run from it. June 22, 2010: A dog ran into the street and bit another dog that was being restrained by its owner. Both dogs were injured and taken to veterinarian clinics. Oct. 25, 2010: The owner of a pit bull mix allowed the dog to run free in the front yard using only voice commands to control the animal. When a neighbor walked by with his dog on a leash, the pit bull attacked the other pet without provocation. May 4, 2011: Three or four small dogs ran from their home, and one bit a woman who was walking by with her granddaughter. The dog owner stated the front door to the residence was due for repairs and that was the likely reason the dogs escaped. Jan. 17, 2011: Police on three of four occasions found dogs excessively barking after a neighbor complained the dogs owner was not at home but allowed the animals to go in and out of the house and bark excessively, annoying the neighbors. April 9, 2011: City employees captured a dog running loose after a neighbor complained the animal ran loose all the time. Police records showed the owner had been warned three times in five months. Those animals owners given notices had the option of paying fines of between $50 and $100, or appearing before a special magistrate. In three other animal-bite cases during the same two-year period, owners were not cited: Oct. 31, 2009: Police determined that a dog was able to break its chain and bite one of a group of boys who were cutting through the owners back yard, provoking the attack. The bite did not break the boys skin. Nov. 26, 2009: Police found that the dog was protecting its owner, who experienced a medical condition and was lying in the yard when a first responder approached the man and was bitten by the dog. Jan. 17, 2011: A pit bull on a leash charged and bit a neighbors child. Police Capt. David Bruckelmeyer said officers usually issue a notice to appear when an unrestrained dog bites someone or another animal, or if the dog is frequently running off its owners property. He said that yard dogs often escape through a hole in a fence or because it has dug a tunnel under the fence. This story was reported and written by Beacon staffers Del Lessard and Mike Griffith. 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Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate Beacon photo by Del LessardValparaiso gets new park pavilions This pair of picnic pavilions are nearing completion in Valparaisos TJ Brooks Park. The pavilions are part of the citys plans to revitalize the mostly undeveloped park, between Lincoln and Madison avenues. Much of the work is funded by private donations. A walking path around the heavily wooded park is also under construction. DOGSFrom page A-1 2nd suspect nabbed in home invasionBy Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer A Niceville man has been arrested by Okaloosa County sheriffs deputies for his alleged role in a home invasion robbery by three men in ski masks that occurred Sept. 27 in the garage of a home in Bluewater Bay. Daniel Ryan Taylor, 30, of 4174 Whitetail Circle, Niceville, was arrested Oct. 25 on a charge of home invasion robbery. As previously reported, Victor T. Robinson, 27, of 714 Navy St., Fort Walton Beach, was arrested on the same charge Sept. 27, less than an hour after the Bluewater Bay home invasion, in which three men allegedly entered a home on St. Pierre Cove, attacked a man, and drove off with his wallet. Shortly thereafter Niceville police stopped a Lexus in an unrelated matter. Its six occupants ran away. Police found ski masks in the Lexus, which was registered to Taylor, according to police reports. As of Monday, Taylor was being held in the Okaloosa County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond. Robinson, who police reported was found in possession of cocaine when he was arrested Sept. 27, was also in jail Monday in lieu of $100,000 bond on the home invasion charge, and $5,000 bond on a cocaine charge. Deputies were still looking for the third suspect in the case, according to Michele Nicholson, spokesman for the sheriffs office. Separately, there are still no arrests in connection with an Aug. 31 home invasion on Cape Lane, Niceville, according to Niceville police. In that incident, three men with bandannas covering their faces, one armed with a pistol, tied up two men in their home and forced one of them to lure his mother and brother home. The robbers stole the womans purse and fled in her car. Man dies after walking into cars pathBy Del LessardBeacon Staff Writer An 88-year-old Niceville man who was struck by a vehicle while trying to walk across six lanes of John Sims Parkway Oct. 20, died Oct. 25. James Silas Derrick, 88, died at Sacred Heart Hospital late Tuesday, Oct. 25, according to Mike Burke, a hospital spokesman. Derrick had been flown to the Pensacola hospital Oct. 20 for serious injuries sustained in the accident. Derrick had already crossed halfway across the six-lane state highway, from south to north, just west of Elm Street, about 10:30 a.m. when he stepped, with his head down, in front of traffic, according to a witness, police said. No charges have been filed against the driver, and none are expected police said Friday. Daniel R. Taylor 314 Bayshore Dr., Niceville 678-CAF(2233) www.cafebienville.com $1OFFBByour meal when you bring in this ad Delicious Daily Specials 10% Discount for Military Caf Friends CardBuy 5 meals, then get $5 off your next meal! Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Gelato, Espresso Quick Service Call for Carry-out Vegan options
will continue unchanged until Nov. 30. After that, he said, he does not yet know exactly how emergency flights will be handled in Okaloosa County. We are waiting to hear from GulfFlight about what their final strategies will be, he said. Herndon said he is not worried about emergency medical transport after GulfFlight ceases basing at Twin Cities Hospital. He said GulfFlight will most likely have other helicopters readily available from its other locations that can respond to emergencies in Okaloosa County and the Niceville area. Other helicopter services are also available from Air Methods, Herndon said, such as Air Heart in DeFuniak Springs and Baptist Life Flight from Pensacola. Earlier this year the Coloradobased company, which calls itself the worlds largest air ambulance operator, said it operated 311 medivac helicopters in at least 39 states. An Okaloosa County official said between 10 and 20 patients a month are airlifted from various emergencies in the county. Herndon said that in medical emergencies, a specific set of medical criteria, set by the State of Florida, are used to determine whether the emergency warrants transport by air to a trauma center such as the ones in Pensacola. The exact medical criteria for air transport, he said, are lengthy and complicated, but clearly understood by emergency medical personnel. Basically, he said, air transport is called for when a patients condition is serious enough to need very rapid transport to a trauma center, and the patient is stable enough to survive being moved by air. Butch Parker, who handles emergency medical responses for the North Bay Fire Department, said an example of an injury needing flight to a trauma center would be a massive head trauma. An active cardiac arrest, in which a patients heart is not beating, he said, would be an example of a patient who could not be flown until first responders restore a heartbeat, because CPR cannot be done properly in the back of a helicopter in flight. In cases in which North Bay firefighters or county EMS first responders think a patient is likely to need air transport, they immediately notify the flight service of an air transport alert, enabling the flight crew to get the helicopter ready for takeoff. Upon determining that the patient meets state criteria for air transport, they notify the flight crew to take off. Parker said that helicopters based at Twin Cities Hospital typically take between 3 and 7 minutes to reach such areas as Bluewater Bay or Seminole in the North Bay fire district. Helicopters from other locations, such as DeFuniak Springs or Pensacola, may take anywhere from 7 to 20 minutes to arrive in the North Bay district. Meanwhile, Parker said, the first response team tries to stabilize the patient, by starting IVs, ensuring a heartbeat, and performing other initial medical care as required. They must also establish a safe landing zone for the helicopter. In some cases, Parker said, the landing zone, or LZ, may be in the middle of State Road 20 or another highway, if that is near the initial response site and a landing zone free of obstructions can be arranged by stopping traffic and making other arrangements, such as placing battery powered lights to illuminate the LZ at night. In other cases, he said, a patient may be transported by ground ambulance to a suitable helicopter landing site such as the school yard at Bluewater Elementary School. North Bay Fire Chief Joseph Miller said that once airborne, helicopters usually take between 15 and 20 minutes to reach a trauma center at either Baptist or Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, depending on flying conditions and on which hospital is best prepared to handle that specific patient. Miller said pediatric patients, for example, are usually taken to Sacred Heart. In some special cases, such as severe burns, patients may be airlifted greater distances, directly to such specialized facilities as the Shands medical center at the University of Florida in Gainesville, or the University of Alabama medical center in Birmingham. Hall, of Air Methods, said three other helicopters, all owned by Air Methods, also serve the Panhandle, and are based in Pensacola, DeFuniak Springs, and Marianna. Flying at speeds of 120 to 125 miles per hour, or just over two miles per minute, said Hall, the remaining three helicopters can easily cover the Niceville-Valparaiso area, and indeed all of Okaloosa County, without significant delay in response time. Hall said his company is now engaged in strategic planning to determine if any of the remaining helicopters should have their bases relocated to better balance their overlapping coverage of the Panhandle, but no decisions on such possible relocations have yet been made. Hall said that since 2005, relatively few emergency air transports have originated from the Twin Cities area. Most have come from the beaches, or from north of Interstate 10, he said. He also said that the employees who now operate the helicopter based in Niceville will not be laid off, but will be reassigned to other jobs within Air Methods. Dave Whalen, CEO of Twin Cities Hospital, said his hospital was never directly affiliated with Air Methods. Were not in the helicopter business, he said. We just gave them a place to keep their helicopter. Whalen said he is not aware of any case in which an emergency patient was brought to Twin Cities Hospital to be loaded on a helicopter. I can count on one hand, Whalen said, the number of times a patient already admitted to Twin Cities Hospital was later transported by air to another hospital. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-4 Wednesday, November 2, 2011 THEBAYBEACON When everyone forgets how to drive. 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Its provided by God, and as our technology progresses, it will become more useful. Wind power. The wind always blows, and if they develop it, I think it will be the best route. I would say wind. Im aware of some work being done in South Carolina, and the articles Ive read seem promising. We dont tap into solar energy nearly as much as we should, especially here in Florida. It can be used to heat water, or to heat your house. It can also be stored in cells to supplement your electric power. Mike GriffithWhat do you think is the most promising source of renewable energy?Brittany Pearson, 28, Niceville, teacherWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: email@example.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.Location: Wal-Mart Call today to see how you can have your cataracts removed for little or no out of pocket expenses by experienced cataract surgeon Dr. Zsolt Bansagi. 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Allegations that he misused his position to give significant bonuses to employees who assisted him with Salvation Ministries or his other outside business interests were also dismissed, according to commission documents. The next stage of the ethics commissions proceedings will be to make a determination as to whether or not the law has been violated, according to Kerrie Stillman, spokeswoman for the Commission on Ethics. At this point, Mr. Hughes has the right to request a full evidentiary hearing before an Administrative Law Judge at the Division of Administrative Hearings or he can choose to try to reach a settlement agreement with the Commission Advocate who prosecutes our cases, Stillman said. Regardless, the matter will be taken up by the (ethics) commission during a future public session meeting to decide whether or not the law was violated and if so, recommend a penalty. Any penalty recommendation would go to the Governor for imposition by Executive Order, she said. Hughes did not respond to a request for comment before the Beacons press deadline. The ethics commission cited Section 112.313(6) of state statutes: Misuse of Public PositionNo public officer, employee of an agency, or local government attorney shall corruptly use or attempt to use his or her official position or any property or resource which may be within his or her trust, or perform his or her official duties, to secure a special privilege, benefit, or exemption for himself, herself, or others. This section shall not be construed to conflict with s.104.31. The ethics panel also cited section 112.312(9): Corruptly means done with a wrongful intent and for the purpose of obtaining, or compensating or receiving compensation for, any benefit resulting from some act or omission of a public servant which is inconsistent with the proper performance of his or her public duties. 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By Mike GriffithBeacon Correspondent Although six new F-35 fighter planes are presently at Eglin Air Force Base, they have not yet been allowed to be flown for training new pilots. Officials at Eglin Air Force Base said Tuesday that they do not know the reason for the delay in beginning flight operations, which were originally expected to have begun by yesterday, Nov. 1. According to reports in other news media, Department of Defense flight test officials have recommended that training flights be delayed for up to 10 more months, to allow time to resolve potential problems with safety-related issues with the aircraft. Some of these issues may involve problems with the extensive computer code needed to operate the high-tech planes, the nations newest warplanes, according to reports. Other problems may involve expected higher-than-desired abort rates and potential inflight emergencies. According to Department of Defense Director of Operational Testing Michael Gilmore, as quoted in other news media, There is significant risk new failures will be discovered for which there would be no corrective actions developed for the pilot to implement. Gilmore was also quoted as saying, The consequences of a mishap would overwhelm the very modest benefits of beginning flight training this fall. Eglin officials contacted by the Beacon had no comment as of press time.Eglin F-35s still groundedhe said, is a health welfare program, in which Florida taxpayers pay for the health care of needy fellow Floridians, in a program governed by federal rules and requirements. The feds set the rules, he said, and Florida gets the bill. At present, Gaetz said, Medicaid, which pays medical bills for lower-income residents, takes up about 19 percent of the state budget, and is expected to take up 26 percent in another two years, as federal requirements and the number of people on Medicaid continue to grow. Within the next two years, he said, one out of every four Floridians will be on Medicaid, with their health care being paid for by the other three. He added that Medicaid recipients receive better health care than many other Floridians get from employerbased health insurance plans. Gaetz predicted painful cuts to the state budget, and told his audience to expect extraordinary debates as state legislators decide what to cut. He said he is doing what he can to reduce unnecessary Medicaid spending, such as adding provisions to the state Medicaid bill to cut nonemergency medical care for illegal aliens, and to require Medicaid patients whose illnesses are related to personal behaviors like addictions, smoking, and obesity to show evidence of their participation in medically-directed drug and alcohol treatment, smoking cessation, and weight reduction programs. The senator also said he helped pass a new public workers integrity act which Gov. Rick Scott has recently signed into law. The new law, Gaetz said, forbids state and local government officials from using public money to give special payments to favored employees or coworkers. Gaetz said he favors genuine incentive bonuses to government workers for exceptional performance of their jobs, but that the new law forbids such things as golden parachutes and buddy bonuses for cronies and political supporters of senior officials or Constitutional officers. Gaetz said that fortunately, Florida has avoided the path of some other states, who responded to the national economic recession by raising taxes to pay for maintaining or expanding their social programs. The result of such tax hikes, he said, has been worse economic decline in those states. After Pennsylvania raised taxes, Gaetz said, the city of Harrisburg, the state capital, declared bankruptcy, and in New York, 15 percent of the states hospitals have closed since the state raised taxes. Illinois raised taxes, he said, only to see businesses and jobs leave the state, and in California, where taxes were also raised, the state is now paying many of its bills with IOUs rather than checks. Gaetz also said that the economy of Northwest Florida is improving. Tourism is up, he said, and here in Northwest Florida we have benefitted from the artificial insemination of funds from new military organizations like the F-35 training wing and the Seventh Special Forces Group. In addition, he said, payments from British Petroleum, for which Northwest Florida will receive presumptive preference during the next three years, will help stimulate the local economy and provide an opportunity to diversify by attracting new businesses to the region, especially in science and technology fields. A year ago, Gaetz said, we were on our knees because of the oil spill. He spoke of a Crestview T-shirt shop owner who employed three people before national news media reports of the spill scared vacationers away. Because of lost tourism, he said, all three employees were laid off and the owner now works only part time. Gaetz said he looks forward to further recovery from the economic damage done by last years false nationwide perception that all Northwest Florida beaches were covered with oil. Every time people saw Gov. Charlie Crist washing that seagull again on television, said Gaetz, it cost us another $40 million. Gaetz, who was recently designated to become President of the Florida Senate for the 201314 session, said the designation means that, I must win the next election. I dont really have the job yet. Nevertheless, he said, his life has already gotten a lot busier as he has had to travel extensively throughout the state to prepare himself for the statewide responsibilities that will come with the new position in addition to representing his own district. With respect to the states ongoing redistricting process for state and federal election districts, Gaetz said federal and state laws that theoretically require the redistricting process to result in no loss of minority representation, or any political advantage for either party or any incumbent, are more likely to favor the courts over the ballot box, in determining where district lines will ultimately be drawn. Nevertheless, he said, We will do our best for equal representation. I hope you will see some sanity. 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ArrestsAlan Warren Aguire, a plant manager, 49, of 202 Westview Drive, Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 21 on a charge of domestic violence battery that allegedly occurred during the Mullet Festival. * Dennis Dracal Henderson, unemployed, 31, of 1605 26th St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 20 on charges of possession of crack cocaine and resisting an officer without violence. * James Patrick McDonald, 32, of 7770 Rockport Court, #6, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Oct. 14 on a charge of violating a domestic violence injunction. The violation allegedly occurred Oct. 3 at an address in Niceville. * Larry Shane Patrick, a mechanic, 26, of 206 Edrehi Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Oct. 14 on a charge of failure to appear on the original charge of retail theft. * Jonathan Lee Yates, 25, of 30 Newcastle Court, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Sept. 26 on a charge of driving while license suspended or revoked, habitual offender. * Christopher Lee Campbell, 32, of 405 Hickory Ave. Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Oct. 21 on a violation of probation charge on the original charge of domestic violence battery. * Jermaine Carl Tape, 21, of 400 Kelly Mill Road, Apt. 13, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Oct. 20 on a breach of peace charge related to a disturbance at a mall store, 300 Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther, Aug. 21. * Kelsey Nicole White, a restaurant server, 18, of 4483 Woodbridge Road, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies, subsequent to a traffic stop in Destin, Oct. 20, on charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. * Codie Rochelle Owens, unemployed, 25, of 1525 W. Cat-Mar Road, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Oct. 23 on a violation of probation charge on the original charges of failure to appear and possession of drug paraphernalia.DUI arrestsBrian Daniel Dottaviano, 26, of 1616 Myrtlewood Lane, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies for DUI on Highway 98 at Two Trees Road, Destin, Oct. 23 at 7:48 a.m. Dottaviano was also cited for speeding, 115 mph in a 45 mph zone, violation of the states open container law, running a red light and reckless driving.TheftsValparaiso police were called to a car burglary in the 400 block of Old Highway 10 Oct. 17. Unknown person(s) broke the rear window of an SUV and stole a $200 satellite radio docking station, a gym bag with approximately $500 worth of clothing and military items, a $500 cigar humidor with about 15 cigars, a $50 wrist watch and a security badge to an out of state military base. Damage to the vehicle window was estimated at $500. * A Valparaiso resident of the 400 block of James Avenue flagged down a police officer to report unknown person(s) had kicked in the door to his residence and ransacked every room in the home sometime between 5:50 and 9 p.m. while the residents were gone. Reported stolen were two flatscreen TVs, a laptop computer, a $400 camera, two video game systems, a digital computer tablet and a $200 watch. The stolen items were valued together at $5,900. * A patron of a Valparaiso restaurant Oct. 20 returned from lunch to find two rear windows in his 2007 truck had been busted and several items stolen from the vehicle while it was parked in the restaurants overflow parking area in the 300 block of Glen Avenue. The following item were reported stolen from the rear seat of the vehicle, a red firefighter bag containing military clothing, BDUs, boots and tennis shoes, a backpack, jacket and fishing gear bag with tackle. Total value of the stolen items was about $925. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $600. * A Mary Esther woman reported that unknown person(s) stole the wallet out of her purse while she was at her Niceville workplace in the 1000 block of East John Sims Parkway Oct. 21. The purse contained credit cards, $100 cash, a Social Security card, military ID and drivers license. * A woman reported her purse was stolen from a vehicle at the Mullet Festival Oct. 22. The purse contained a wallet and debit card, keys and other items. * A bartender, 290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville, reported that someone stole a tip jar from the outdoor patio area Oct. 21. * Out-of-town firefighters staying at a Niceville motel, 4400 Ansley Drive, Sept. 17 reported that unknown person(s) broke the rear window of a pickup truck parked at the motel and stole two bags filled with firefighter gear including bunker jackets, flashlights, fire helmets, Nomex head covers, rope, bunker pants, suspenders and rubber boots in each bag, and a $100 coat that was not in the bag. Total estimated value of the stolen items was $3,675. * A Niceville resident reported that unknown person(s) broke the rear passenger side window out of his car while it was parked at a business, 550 Highway 85, Oct. 24. Reported stolen from the car were a $250 leather jacket and a $50 briefcase. * A Crestview woman reported that unknown person(s) burglarized her truck while it was parked at the Mullet Festival site Oct. 22-23 and stole her wallet, a drill and a tool belt. The wallet contained two credit cards and a drivers license.OtherKeith Edwin Wagner, a cook, 26, of 507-B 23rd St., Niceville, was issued a notice to appear by sheriffs deputies Oct. 25 on charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 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. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting TIP214 plus the message to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office. Name: Shannah Lee Short Wanted for: violation of probation on the original charges of grand theft, possession of a controlled substance and driving with a suspended or revoked license. Shorts last known address was on John Sims Parkway in Niceville. Height: 5 feet, 1 inch Weight: 115 pounds Age: 29 Date of birth: 04-14-1982 Hair: brown Eyes: blue Name: Edgar Servelio TiguiranMendoza Wanted for: burglary and battery. Tiguiran-Mendozas last known address was in Fort Walton Beach. Height: 5 feet, 10 inches Weight: 180 pounds Age: 25 Date of birth: 05-20-1986 Hair: black Eyes: brown The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Fire Department ReportsNiceville Page A-6 Wednesday, November 2, 2011 The Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 24, 2011 through October 30, 2011. 0 Structure Fire15 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire0 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire1 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn8 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time 23rd Street.....................................Medical....................................10/24/11..............08:04 Hill Lane.........................................Canceled.................................10/24/11..............09:31 McKinney Street............................Medical....................................10/24/11..............10:05 Park Avenue..................................Medical....................................10/24/11..............17:21 McKinney Street............................Medical....................................10/24/11..............17:22 20th Street.....................................Medical....................................10/24/11..............18:01 Pontevedra Lane...........................Medical....................................10/25/11..............07:53 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical....................................10/25/11..............15:34 27th Street.....................................Medical....................................10/25/11..............22:19 Crestview Avenue.........................Medical....................................10/26/11..............06:28 S. Partin Drive...............................Alarm Activation......................10/26/11..............12:24 W. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical....................................10/26/11..............18:48 Hampton Circle/BWB....................Canceled En Route................10/26/11..............21:06 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical....................................10/27/11..............09:33 23rd Street.....................................Medical....................................10/27/11..............12:07 N. Cedar Avenue...........................Service Call.............................10/27/11..............12:11 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................False Call................................10/27/11..............17:21 SR85N...........................................Extrication...............................10/28/11..............03:51 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical....................................10/28/11..............14:20 3rd Street.......................................Alarm Activation......................10/28/11..............14:34 Crestview Avenue.........................Medical....................................10/28/11..............22:30 SR85N...........................................Fuel Leak................................10/29/11..............07:54 W. John Sims Pkwy......................Canceled.................................10/29/11..............09:58 Hillside Drive..................................Service Call.............................10/29/11..............19:20 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical....................................10/30/11..............20:54 Weekly Safety Tip: Use and store flammable liquids (e.g. pesticides, fertilizers, paint & gasoline) away from any source of heat or flame. Never smoke near flammable liquids.North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls October 23, 2011 through October 31, 2011. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Road.....................Dispatched, canceled.............10/23/11...............14:36 Newcastle Court...........................Medical assist EMS................10/23/11...............18:00 Olde Post Road............................Assist invalid...........................10/24/11...............21:43 Newcastle Court...........................Dispatched, canceled.............10/24/11...............22:42 Parkwood Place............................False alarm.............................10/25/11...............09:28 Hampton Circle.............................Smoke scare...........................10/26/11...............21:06 Olde Post Road............................EMS excluding vehicle...........10/26/11...............21:27 Highway 20...................................EMS excluding vehicle...........10/27/11...............09:52 N. White Point Road.....................EMS excluding vehicle...........10/27/11...............17:12 E. Highway 20...............................EMS excluding vehicle...........10/28/11...............08:25 Merchants Way.............................EMS excluding vehicle...........10/28/11...............23:15 White Point Road..........................Medical assist EMS................10/30/11...............10:58 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Valparaiso Volunteer Call Click Come in 5 years. 1 price. 0 contract. Guaranteed.The CenturyLink Price-Lock Guarantee n es e atref r o a o raPc lo or F n i me oC kn li yr tu nec kci Cl VIF Y. 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I secivre g s niyfilau l q l o as t ebircsbu r s emotsu e c lih s w eil t v ah s t ee l f aco d l n e a tat s ee n f oitavitc t a enretn d I eepS-hgi e H mit-en a o e a civre y sm b eh y t ra r vr o eff n O I-dekco g L nidulcn s i ecivre d s n s a cn r i enna y m n n at i nuocc r a ieh s t egnah r c emotsu f cs i etanimre d t n g a d m n a segrahcru s see f sexa l t l s a edulcx ; e secivre d s etsi e l h r t o s f eg .cn I kniLyrutne f Cs o kramedar e t gnidulcni s ( ecivre e s limisca d f n a a srebircsbu t s enretn d I eepS-hgi g H eh t dellecna e c r s a ecivre e s ro r m etats-n n i iatre d c n a a er y ay b ra t v tuohti n w oitercsi e d lo s s t t ia a er e a deriuqe e r h o te t gnah y c n g a nidulc /medo r m o s f ee g f nirruce y r lhtno d m The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 2, 2011 through October 30, 2011: Street Situation Date Time West College Blvd.......................Chest Pain...............................10/2/11.................05:57 Lincoln Ave..................................Fall............................................10/2/11.................20:09 Edge Ave.....................................Sick Call...................................10/3/11.................19:26 Seminole Ave...............................Fall............................................10/4/11.................18:16 North Bayshore Dr......................Fall............................................10/5/11.................08:38 Menzel St.....................................Unconscious............................10/5/11.................10:33 Iowa St.........................................Unknown Problem...................10/5/11.................11:01 Hickory Lane................................Breathing Problem..................10/6/11.................00:19 Valparaiso Pkwy..........................Breathing Problem..................10/6/11.................03:22 South Bayshore Dr......................Sick Call...................................10/7/11.................11:14 Nordberg Ave...............................Diabetic....................................10/7/11.................11:26 Edge Ave.....................................Breathing Problem..................10/7/11.................18:44 Glendale Ave...............................Chest Pain...............................10/9/11.................08:32 West College Blvd.......................Unconscious............................10/9/11.................09:06 Edge Ave.....................................Fire Alarm.................................10/11/11...............00:11 Kelly Mill Road.............................Unconscious............................10/11/11...............01:19 Edge Ave.....................................Fire Alarm.................................10/11/11...............23:05 Edge Ave.....................................Fire Alarm.................................10/12/11...............01:03 Old East Gate Road....................Chest Pain...............................10/15/11...............02:19 Mississippi Ave............................Stroke.......................................10/17/11...............12:36 Spencer Place.............................Sick Call...................................10/17/11...............19:30 Montana Ave................................Heart Problem.........................10/20/11...............02:59 Edge Ave.....................................Unknown Problem...................10/20/11...............20:16 Valparaiso Pkwy..........................Fall............................................10/20/11...............21:18 North Bayshore Dr......................Chest Pain...............................10/20/11...............23:38 Okaloosa Ave..............................Unconscious............................10/21/11...............20:30 Carie Way....................................Police Matter............................10/23/11...............03:53 Edward Circle..............................Cardiac Arrest..........................10/24/11...............00:42 South John Sims Pkwy...............Breathing Problem..................10/26/11...............13:24 Nordberg Ave...............................Breathing Problem..................10/26/11...............05:34 North Bayshore Dr......................Breathing Problem..................10/26/11...............03:16 Glendale Ave...............................Fall............................................10/26/11...............09:03 Okaloosa Ave..............................Psychiatric Problem................10/30/11...............21:16
November DAR meeting The Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Nov. 10 at St. Simons on the Sound Church, 28 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, at 10 a.m. The Good Citizen Essay Contest winners will be announced. Seven High Schools in Okaloosa and Walton County have selected essay winners from their school to be entered in the contest. All women lineally descended from a Revolutionary War patriot are invited to attend monthly meetings and apply for membership. Info: Dotty Burdick, 496-0783. Junie B. Jones at Arts Center The Mattie Kelly Arts Center will hold Junie B. Jones as the next installment of the Childrens Series Nov. 10. All shows appear at either 9:45 or 11:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted and each runs about an hour. Tickets are $6 each. Limited space may be available for the general public following group sales to schools. Instructional guides available for teachers. For information or group reservations call Delores Merrill, Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 729-6065 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Womens fellowship set For the November meeting of Fort Walton Beach Aglow, the speaker will be Janet German. The meeting will be held on Nov. 10 at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Coffee and fellowship at 9:30 a.m.; the meeting starts at 10. Info: Barbara Williams at 678-1335 or email@example.com. Hospice volunteer workshop Covenant Hospice will hold a volunteer training workshop 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Niceville Assembly of God Church, 108 Highway 85 N. The workshop is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Covenant provides a flexible volunteer schedule with opportunities for one time, periodic or weekly assignments. Volunteers receive ongoing educational opportunities and are honored annually for their contributions. Info: Kappy Smith, 729-1800. Golf for Heroes tourney The Northwest Florida USO will hold a golf tournament Nov. 11 to raise funds for local USO activities. The tournament will follow a scramble format with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. A BBQ lunch will be served after play. Hole in One wins 2012 Chevy Silverado truck courtesy of Award Chevrolet. Registration is $45 for Foxwood members and active duty military, $55 for all others. The fee includes greens fee, cart, refreshments on course and lunch. Interested golfers can contact Foxwood Country Club at 682-2012 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Event info: Bob Davis, 685-4759. Food drive Edge Elementary students will participate in a schoolwide canned food drive for Sharing & Caring to see whose teacher will be crowned Top Turkey! The entire community is invited to donate nonperishable food items during the week, Nov. 7-11. Items can be dropped off in the collection bin at the main entrance of Edge Elementary, 300 Highway 85 N., between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. With teamwork from Edge families and the community we can make a stellar event for the families who benefit from Sharing & Caring. Veterans Day breakfast A One Nation Under God Veterans Day prayer breakfast will be held Nov. 11 at 8 a.m. at AmVets Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso. The guest speaker will be U.S. Congressman Jeff Miller. Special guest Lt. Col. Samuel Lombardo, WWII veteran and author, will also speak at the event. Tickets are $3. For tickets, call Carol Mullins-Hernandez, 240-0616, or AmVets Post 78, 6783828. Lunch & Learn event The Niceville Family YMCA, 1031 E. John Sims Parkway, will hold a free Lunch & Learn Event Nov. 11 with Dr. Elise Gordon of The Andrews Institute. Gordon is a boardcertified primary care sports medicine doctor. The event, which will be held noon-1 p.m., will include a free lunch. Veterans Day dinner The American Legion Post 235 will host a Veterans Day spaghetti dinner 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. The dinner will be held at the American Legion Post 235, 105 Hollywood Blvd. N.W., Fort Walton Beach. Proceeds will benefit Fisher House at Eglin. Info: 243-0221 or email@example.com. YMCA military appreciation The Niceville YMCA will hold a promotion Nov. 11 for military appreciation. All active duty military who join the YMCA will have their joiner fee waived, in addition to the already discounted rate for the military. The YMCA will also stay open after closing that evening, from 7-9 p.m., only for military active duty and their families. The YMCA will provide snacks and drinks, and members can use the facility that evening. Calendar The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, November 2, 2011 Page A-7 1181 E. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-8 Wednesday, November 2, 2011 THEBAYBEACON Collegiate High sets enrollment ceiling for 2011-12By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Northwest Florida State College trustees met as the governing board for the colleges Collegiate High School and approved an enrollment capacity of 285 for the 2012-13 academic year. Admissions applications will be accepted in February 2012. An admissions lottery is scheduled for March 2012 if enrollment exceeds capacity in each grade or program. The Collegiate High School currently has a waiting list of about 40 potential students. Such a lottery was held early this year for the current academic year. Meeting Oct. 18 in Crestview, trustees also approved an annual independent audit of the high school by the firm Mauldin & Jenkins of Bradenton. The audit reflected a clean opinion with no adverse findings. In other business, trustees approved: The advertisement for a request for qualifications for legal services for the board of trustees, and a calendar for the attorney selection process which calls for proposals to be submitted by Nov. 28 and a contract submitted for board approval by Feb. 21, 2012. Ratification of agreements with the Okaloosa County and Walton County school districts to provide dual enrollment opportunities for area high school students. Approval of creation of a scholarship endowment by Okaloosa Gas which will be brought before the NWFSC Foundation Board of Directors at its Nov. 1 meeting. Prior to the start of the trustees meeting at the colleges Robert L.F. Sikes Education Center, the centers director, Gail Kaltz, gave the board an overview of the center and its services. 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Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s s OUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , N N o o v v e e m m b b e e r r 2 2 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 Teen has un-'conventional' leanings By Molly MosherBeacon Staff Writer Jade Reindl doesn't let the fact that she cannot legally vote bar her from an interest in politics. This 16-year-old dualenrolled Niceville High School junior just added another peg to her political totem. She returned Sunday from the Democratic State Convention, for which she was selected to be a delegate to represent Okaloosa County. The convention was held Oct. 28-30 in Orlando and featured Democratic speakers from throughout the political arena, including Vice President Joe Biden, who spoke Oct. 28 at "A Legacy of Leadership: A Promise for Tomorrow" dinner. The local Democratic Club sponsored her trip, allowing her to attend a number of expensive dinners and lectures. But acting as delegate was not Jade's first foray in politics. She is an intern at the Okaloosa County Democrats office, and leader and founder of the NHS Democrats Club. Since she was 13 years old, Jade has known how she stands politically. In her eighth-grade year, a presidential election year, her mom, Beth, tasked her with making her own opinion about her political leanings. "A lot of young people just take their parents' opinions (about politics). But it is important to be informed and form your own opinions," she said. "It's very much an individual thing." So, Jade researched and found the party she most closely identified with was the Democrats. "There are some things I Edge to hold food drive for S & CEdge Elementary students Sean Kelly, Kyle Kelly, Tanner Burke, Amelia Burke, Becca Gilbar and Madison Holman eagerly await the start of the Edge food drive Nov. 7-11 for Sharing & Caring, Niceville. Students will compete in this schoolwide drive for class bragging rights to see who will be crowned "Top turkey!" The entire community is invited to drop donations off during the week at Edge, 300 Highway 85 N., from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Beacon photo by Kenneth BooksBattle for the toysNiceville High School's Annmarie Dowden, left, a chemistry teacher, and Lynn Prevatte, honors English and leadership, square off to promote "Fur vs. Feathers," a contest between Niceville and Crestview high schools to collect the most toys for Toys for Tots. Last year, the two schools collected about 1,300 toys, but Crestview won the contest. New, unwrapped "toys that real kids would play with," said Prevatte, can be dropped off at the school office by 4 p.m. Friday. Please see TEEN, page B-3 N i c e v i l l e A m a t e u r Y o u t h B a s e b a l l TRY-OUT DATES HAVE BEEN SET FOR THE SPRING 2012 NAYB BASEBALL SEASONSaturday, November 19, 2011 Sunday, November 20, 2011(Times and locations to be determined)Becoming a Traveling Eagle can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences for a youth today. Our program is designed to build, educate, foster, and prepare future athletes who have the drive and willingness and want to succeed. We encourage all 7 to 14 year olds who fit in this category to complete the Online Registration Form at Travelingeagles.com CONTACT US AT:travelingeagles.com for more information Jade Reindl, far left, with a group of future leaders at the Young Democrats of America High School Leadership Academy held in Washington, D.C., this past July. Whos NewsE-mail items to firstname.lastname@example.org.Susan Shaw of Niceville was appointed as director of the University of West Florida at Emerald Coast. Shaw has served as interim director since August. Shaw has worked for UWF for 29 years and most recently served as associate director of marketing communications for UWF at Emerald Coast. She has also been teaching various courses at UWF since 1982. In her new position she will oversee administrative functions, community outreach and engagement. *** S. Grant Williams owner of Niceville Hearing Center, was nominated as The Best of 2011 Hearing Healthcare Professionals by The Hearing Review publication. The Hearing Review publishers established the Best Of The Best program to recognize Please see WHOS, page B-3 Susan Shaw S. Grant Williams Your Total Service CenterLocally owned & operated Serving the area for over 30 years! SERVICES OFFERED: Air Conditioning Heating Marine Air Electrical Air Quality Free 2nd opinionTrouble Shooting SpecialstsCMCO5715 897-5559 Reasonable Dining.We just look expensive. 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Capt. receives Bronze StarLt. Col. Shilisa Geter, left, commander of Griffin Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, pins a Bronze Star Medal onto the uniform of Capt. Selina Tolonen, public affairs officer with 2nd AAB and a Niceville native, Oct. 1 at Camp Liberty, Iraq. The Bronze Star Medal is given for heroic or meritorious achievement or service and was first awarded during World War II.
Page B-2 Wednesday, November 2, 2011 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. 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 Gods work. Our hands. St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com Sunday Worship Hours 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided We Welcome You!St. Paul Lutheran Preschool is an early childhood ministry of StPLC, since 1983. We o er Christ centered curricu lum for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. A Florida VPK provider. CO1OK0064 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 CHURCHDIRECTORY Grant C. DeVuyst, son of Rick and Anita DeVuyst, of Niceville recently completed "A" school as the distinguished honor graduate of the Basic Public Affairs Specialist course at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Md. He will be stationed at the 17th Coast Guard District in Juneau, Alaska. Grant is a 2006 graduate of Niceville High School. *** Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Michelle L. Parmelee a 1998 graduate of Freeport Senior High School, and fellow Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans, home-ported in San Diego, Calif., recently participated in detainee handling training while conducting a two-week certification exercise off the coast of southern California. The training ensured the ship's visit, board, search and seizure team with and members of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Force that all personnel on the ship are capable of properly handling a detainee. New Orleans is the second of the San Antonio-class transport dock ships. Its warfighting capabilities include a state-ofthe-art command and control suite, substantially increased vehicle lift capacity, a large flight deck, and advanced ship survivability features that enhance its ability to operate in the littoral environment. Parmelee joined the Navy in October 2001. Hats for the homelessThe ladies of Bob Hope Village knit and crocheted 550 hats to donate to the Mental Health Association in Fort Walton Beach. From left: front, Sheila Biggs, Valarie Edrington, Jo Coats, Margaret Wesolowski, Dorothy Simpson, Helen Gallagher and Edith Duhamel; back, Sue Lell, Annette Worthy, Theresa Wineinger, Joan Hampton, Eva Stark, Hazel Reynolds, Elizabeth Reeser and Ann ONeill. In the ServiceE-mail items to email@example.com. Grant DeVuyst Golfing Fore! charityThe Bluewater Bay Men's Golf Association MGA and the Ladies Golf Association held their inaugural Charity Golf Tournament Oct. 15. Fifty-two golfers participated in the tournament. The four person scramble winners were Jim Miller, Mike Marchese, Paul Hederi and Art Jean. Closest to the pin winners were Claire Boggs and Rolf Klam. The Charity Tournament raised $580 for Niceville Sharing & Caring. A presentation was made by Barbara Sims, and Art Jean to Sharing & Caring Director Delle Diamon Oct. 26. Gaetz visits AF villageRep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, visited the Air Force Enlisted Village. Pictured, Edna Tippin, left, resident of the Hawthorn House, and Gaetz. The Enlisted Village provides a home for surviving spouses of military heroes and to mothers of current active duty and retired military. The village has two communities, Bob Hope Village, Shalimar, and Teresa Village, Fort Walton Beach. Hawthorn House is located at Bob Hope Village. Happy birthday Gamma EpsilonGamma Epsilon Master's Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated its first birthday with a luncheon and meeting. Members marked the first year of becoming a Master's Chapter in Beta Sigma Phi. The meeting was held at the home of Linda Michalowski in Fort Walton Beach. Members attending were Marge Ballon, Nilah Estep, Ann Jones, Mary MacDonald, Helen Martin, JoAnn Jones, Doris Olig, Eunice Whitman and Angela Budden. IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services Family Worship 9:00with children's classesWalk-In...Worship 11:01with childcare for ages 6 weeks to KindergartenWeekly Small Groups in Niceville, Destin, & F.W.B.Call 837-6324 for the one nearest you.Weekly newcomers class starts Wed., Sept. 21, 6 p.m., covering essentials of Anglicanism. All welcome. Call 837-6324 to sign up.250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin Church Office: 850-837-6324www.iacdestin.orgPointing The Way To Jesus Advertising in the Bay Beacon gets results! Heres proof!Dear Bay Beacon, Since 2000, Gotta Git Taxi has been helping the community get where they are going safely. We have advertised in the Bay Beacon for more than ten years. Throughout the year, we place ads in the Bay Beacon's various special sections, like the Mullet map. Due to our ad's exposure, each year, our business has grown. This year, we spent more time than ever giving rides to and from the Mullet Festival. Thank you producing ads that get such spectacular results. We know the Bay Beacon works and will continue to advertise. Sincerely Yours, John Lasiter, Owner Gotta Git Taxi, 678-7832 Every week, twice a month, a download link to an Adobe Acrobat PDF of the latest newspaper will be sent to the e-mail address you provide. 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Hicks-WhiddonKristen Marie Hicks, daughter of Susan and John Hicks of Niceville, and Thomas Joseph Whiddon, son of Lynn and Paul Whiddon of Niceville, were joined in matrimony July 2, 2011, at the Niceville United Methodist Church. Kristen is a graduate of Niceville High School and Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy with a Doctorate of pharmacy. She is employed at the Target pharmacy in Oxford, Ala. Thomas is a graduate of Niceville High School and Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Ala., with a Bachelor of Science in geography and a master's degree in public administration and athletic administration. He is employed by the Jacksonville State University football program. Fall pumpkin harvestLewis teacher Jennifer Shaws kindergartners were the Pumpkin Patch Kids to represent the fall harvest on Oct. 21. The children were engaged in various center activities such as cider stirring, popcorn popping, cupcake decorating and face painting. They rotated activities and a parent volunteered to help at each center. The students also toured parts of the school to show off their pumpkin costumes. those hearing instrument specialist, audiologists, ear, nose & throat medical doctors and others who exemplify quality hearing health care. This program highlights outstanding individuals, practices, facilities and companies that go above and beyond the call of duty to serve the needs of people with hearing impairment. *** Spencer Pullen of Valparaiso was named to the Southwestern College Moundbuilder football team. Southwestern College football has had 41 All-Americans, captured 12 conference championships, made four national playoff appearances, and played in four bowl games. Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan., is a private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. *** Dr. Olivier Broutin of Bluewater Bay Dental earned Fellowship status in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. The awarding of Fellowship status is an honor which a professional society such as the ICOI bestows on a dental professional involved in dental implant treatment. The IOCI has a Fellowship program in which active members are encouraged to achieve Fellowship status through their efforts in education, research and actual clinical experience. *** Tom Ashley of Glass Doctor, Niceville, was honored with a Top Gun Award during The Dwyer Groups 2011 Reunion held Oct. 19-22 in Indianapolis. The Top Gun designation recognizes outstanding sales, sales growth, market penetration and networking the prior calendar year. I just come to work and do my best, said Ashley. I wasnt thinking about an award, but its nice to be recognized. don't agree with, but just because you're a Democrat" doesn't mean you will agree with every party decision or leaning, she said. Since deciding her political stance, Jade has been no stranger to action. When Jade started the started the Young Democrats Club at NHS as a sophomore, the membership numbers had been slow to grow. But now, the club has 15 members, including Jade. "Not all the members are Democrats," she said. "There are independents, libertarians." That the club is not Democrats only mirrors what Jade identifies with most about the Democratic Party. "Open-mindedness," she said. A local Democrat who understood Jade's passion for action mentioned a leadership academy for young Democrats. So Jade applied and was selected out of thousands to participate. Jade spent a long July weekend in Washington, D.C., as one of 48 young Americans selected to take part in the Young Democrats of America High School Leadership Academy. As part of the trip, the young leaders went to see the White House. As usual, there were people passing out political reform literature. A protester handed Jade a book, which was full of libel about a past president. "It was trying to be insulting," she said, reflecting on reading it. "We elected him, and he's deserving of respect. Even if we don't always see eye to eye, we can discuss things and still be civil, if people are willing to be open minded. "We can agree to disagree," said Jade. Jade has one-and-a-half years until she finishes high school, but already she has a pretty good idea of what she wants to study, and it is no surprisediplomacy and international studies. But does this driven young Democrat have dreams to be a future leader of the country? "I want to experience other cultures. But if the opportunity arises..." And even though Jade is so young, not even to be of age for the next presidential election, she is already quite accomplished. Even so, however, she still feels she can do more. "By chance, I ended up with all of these opportunities. I want to redouble my efforts to be worthy of them," she said. Ruckel academic team takes firstThe Ruckel Middle School fifth and sixth grade junior varsity academic team took first place at the Middle School Academic Tournament hosted by Destin Middle School. The RMS academic team includes JV Coach Vicki Washington, and team members Julia Freeman, Meredith Freeman, John Hencinski, Chris Halprin, Geoffrey Hall and Mandy Martin.RBCS to offer enrichment termJan. 3-18, 2012, Rocky Bayou Christian School will offer its first Jan Term, an innovative curricular feature for ninth through 12th grade students. Jan Term is designed to increase learning opportunities for students. Not only are students given new classes to choose from each year, above and beyond the high school curriculum, they also have the opportunity to travel through a variety of educational and mission trips. RBCS juniors and seniors will have the chance to experience a profession through work internships, before they decide on a college major. Some of the course offerings this year are cooking, woodworking, art history, ACT/SAT prep, music recording, sign language, disc golf, Red Cross lifeguard certification, football, scrapbooking and basketball. The three trips offered this year will be a college trip, which will visit nine colleges and universities and include skiing and snowboarding; a science trip to Tampa and Orlando, which will include spending the night at the Florida aquarium; and a mission trip to Granada, Nicaragua, where students will spend eight days laboring and worshipping with local believers. The final day of Jan Term, Jan. 18, will be used for students presentations of what they have learned from their trips, internships, and classes. This day will be open to parents and the community.Page B-3 Wednesday, November 2, 2011 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. 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Page B-4 Wednesday, November 2, 2011 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Fla. Prepaid College Plan Parents can purchase a Prepaid College Plan to prepay higher education costs at this years plan prices until the January 31, 2012, deadline. The prepaid plan covers the cost of tuition and most fees at colleges and universities in Florida. If the student decides to attend an out-of-state college, the value of the plan may be transferred. To qualify for a plan, the child or childs parent or guardian must be a Florida resident. Parents, grandparents, friends and even businesses can purchase a plan. Info: myfloridaprepaid.com or 1800-552-GRAD to request an Enrollment Kit. THF dinner benefit Join the Taylor Haugen Foundation for Alys Beach Caliza Pools Savor the Season: A Culinary and Wine Tasting Affair Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. This year features nine local celebrity chefs presenting seasonal cuisine paired elegantly with vinted, sparkling and brewed libations. The cost is $30 per person, $50 per couple at the door. Alys Beach is located off Co. Hwy. 30-A in Walton County. All proceeds of this event will benefit the mission of the Taylor Haugen Foundation, including the Youth Equipment for Sports Safety program. Library book discussion The Valparaiso Library will offer two books discussion groups beginning in November. The first group, the Constant Readers, will meet Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. to review The Great Man by Kate Christensen. The second group, the Mystery Lovers, will meet Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss Booked to Die by John Dunning. Info: call the library at 729-5406 or visit vcl.valp.org. November blood drives The following blood drives will be held in the Niceville area in November: Thursday, Nov. 3, Niceville City Hall, 204 N. Partin Drive, 6-11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, St. Judes Episcopal Church, 200 Partin Drive, Niceville, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, Twin Cites Hospital, Niceville, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Business workshop Starting a Business Workshop will be held Nov. 3, 1-4 p.m., at the UWF/NWFSC Fort Walton Beach campus, 1170 Martin Luther King Blvd., Building 1, Room 156. This workshop will review business planning areas such as financing, selecting a business legal structure, identifying your market, record keeping and identifying risks that can challenge success. The fee is $35. To reserve your seat and pay online, visit sbdc.uwf.edu. Space is limited. Info: 850-833-9400. Audubon Society meeting Nov. 3, birders and nature enthusiasts will enjoy a program by Barb Almario of the Florida Wildlife & Conservation Commission, Demographic Monitoring of the Bachmans Sparrow in the Blackwater Wildlife Management Area. Learn about efforts to study and protect this celebrated, but declining, species whose song is one of the sounds most identified with the pine forests of the Florida Panhandle. The meeting will be held in Room 128 of the Learning Resources Center of the Niceville Campus of Northwest Florida State College. Refreshments, socializing, and announcements will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the program at 7. The meeting is free and is open to anyone with an interest in birds and nature. Info: Walt Spence, 582-7064. Childrens health seminar The Healthy Start Coalition of Okaloosa and Walton Counties will host a free half-day seminar, Kids Who Bounce Back. The featured speaker is Judy Manning, Ed. D. Manning, operations director with Children in Crisis, is an advocate for childrens issues. She will address two topics: Resilience in Children and Family Traditions. The event will be held Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-noon at Shalimar United Methodist Church, 1 Old Ferry Road. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. Call 833-9284 or visit healthystartoka walton.org to register. NUMC Secret Church Niceville United Methodist Church will host Secret Church Nov. 4 from 6 p.m. to midnight at their Niceville Campus at 214 Partin Drive S. This is a six-hour intensive Bible study meeting. This is a simulcast that will be led by the author of Radical, David Platt. The topic will be Family, Marriage, Sex and the Gospel. Childcare will not be provided. Cost is $5 (this covers the cost of the study guide provided). Visit nicevilleumc.org/secretchurch/ to sign up and for more info. ADSO Art Week Arts and Design Society will host Art Week Nov. 4-11. Many two-hour classes will be offered in a variety of mediums. This week is geared for adults and children with classes such as painting with a palette knife, painting on YUPO paper, making paper cloth, block printmaking, family clay class, and more. The cost is $25 for the first class, $20 for additional classes. All materials will be supplied. Art Week will take place at the ADSO Art Center, 17 First St. S.E., Fort Walton Beach. Info: call 244-1271 or visit artsdesignsociety.org. Art Foundation 5K benefit The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and Destin Health & Fitness Club invite all runners and walkers to participate in a 5K Race for the Arts Nov. 5 starting at 8:30 a.m. to benefit youth development in art education. A onemile Kids Fun Run will begin after the 5K. The race course features an out and back course beginning near the entrance of the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive W. Registration is $25. Late registrations after Nov. 1 are $30. The Fun Run is $10 and for families, each additional child is $5. To register, visit active.com/running/destin-fl/race-forthe-arts-5k-and-1-mile-fun-run-2011. Info: MKAF, 650-2226. Niceville Farmers Market One20 A Modern Bisto, 120 Partin Drive, Niceville, will be the site of a farmers market Nov. 5, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. The event features local vendors selling homemade products, including canned goods, homemade sauces, salsas, candles, and crafts, and farm-fresh vegetables. Baker Heritage Day The seventh annual Baker Heritage Day will be held Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Baker Block Museum, intersection of Highway 4 and 189 in Baker. The event features pioneer craftsmen demonstrations, a large variety of handmade arts and craft vendors, food, gospel and country music. Craftsmen will demonstrate such skills as blacksmithing, shingle making, basket weaving, flint knapping, spinning, quilting, open hearth cooking and much more. Info: Baker Block Museum, 537-5714. Audubon Society field trip Gary Parsons will lead a field trip to the Taminco/Air Products Wildlife Refuge in Milton Nov. 19. Many species of shore and wading birds will be on display in this unique preserve which is unrivaled in the western Panhandle. Dress for the elements and bring binoculars and cameras. Meet just inside the College Boulevard entrance to the Twin Cities Sports Complex at the comer of College Boulevard and Hwy. 85 North, Niceville. Call Gary, 678-1461, for more information and to sign up. Because of security considerations, participants must RSVP by Nov. 5. AIDS fundraiser OASIS, the Okaloosa AIDS Support and Informational Services, will hold its Style fundraiser Nov. 5 at the Ramada Beachfront Resort, 1500 Miracle Strip Parkway S.E., Fort Walton Beach. The evening will feature fashion, live entertainment, a buffet and a silent auction. Save the date, and contact Paul at OASIS to purchase tickets, donate auction items, or volunteer. You can reach Paul at 850-314-0950 or at email@example.com. BWB Garden Club meeting The Bluewater Bay Garden Club will present Water Gardening at its Nov. 10 meeting. The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Bluewater Bay Clubhouse and will feature Niceville resident and Master Gardener John Palm, who built his own pond and helped with building the Butterfly House pond in Navarre. He will be assisted by Master Gardener, Jenny Gillis who participated in the creation of the pond in her yard. The importance of the balance and maintenance of fish, plants and nutrients in the pond ecostructure will be discussed and samples of pond plants may be shown. QuickBooks workshop QuickBooks Basics will be held Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-noon, at the NWFSC/UWF Fort Walton Beach campus, 1170 Martin Luther King Blvd., Building 1, Room 126. See an overview of how QuickBooks simplifies tasks such as payroll, sales tax and job estimating. The fee is $50. 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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACONTwo Monday boating seminars starting at 6:30 p.m. will be conducted at the Anchorage, 404 Green Acres Road, Fort Walton Beach. The two-hour seminars will cover: Nov. 7, How to Use a Chart; Dec. 5, VHF Marine Radio. The seminars will be conducted by experienced local boaters, and cover the practical aspects of boating. Info: 315-0686 or 499-5797 or visit fwsps.com. *** Registration is now open for the 2012 NAYB Spring Baseball Tryouts. for ages 8 through 14. The Traveling Eagles strive to provide an environment that recognizes and enhances the abilities of talented youth baseball players, and to ignite their passion for higher level competition while preparing them for playing and excelling at the middle school and high school level; The tryout dates are set for Nov. 19 and 20. For more information, visit Travelingeagles.com. *** The Eagles Wrestling Club will start kids and middle school wrestling Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Niceville High School wrestling room. The instruction will end Feb. 7. Practices will be held every Tuesday and Thursday. Kids (grades 1 to 5) practice will run from 5 to 6:15 p.m., while Middle school (grades 6-8) practice will follow from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $75. Wrestlers need to have a USA membership, which can be purchased on line at FAWA.com, as well as wrestling shoes and shorts. The club will provide T-shirts. Coaching will be done by USA coaches, with high school wrestlers helping out. Fun and competition are emphasized. No experience is needed. Questions: Niceville High School head wrestling coach G, 225-1452 or 224-619-2679 (cell). Sports BriefsE-mail items to email@example.com. Beacon photo by Gerri Norris Mitchell Polnet returns a serve during last Friday's United States Tennis Association action at Bluewater Bay Tennis Club. The semifinals and finals are scheduled for this weekend. By Gerri NorrisBeacon Correspondent For the third year in a row, The Bluewater Bay Tennis Center is hosting a United States Tennis Association (USTA) Pro Circuit Futures Tournament through Nov. 6. Futures are professional tournaments providing $10,000 to $15,000 in prize money, and serve as the preliminary battleground for top-ranked juniors, college players and pros at the early stages of their careers. Since its beginnings in 1979, the USTA Pro Circuit has brought world-class professional tennis to many communities nationwide. The Pro Circuit was designed to provide players with the opportunity to gain professional points essential to compete on the major pro tours. During the last 30 years, the Pro Circuit has grown into an influential force in the tennis world. It consists of more than 90 annual tournaments and more than $2.5 million of awarded prize money. Players representing more than 30 countries came to compete at this year's Pro Circuit Tournament at Bluewater Bay Tennis Center. Player ages range from as young as 14 to seniors. The tournament began Friday. Players have competed for a position in the qualifiers, which will continue through Monday afternoon. The qualifying matches are based on a single-elimination process. The main draw began Tuesday, Nov. 1. The semifinals will be played on Saturday, Nov. 5, and the finals will be the following day. These tournaments are open to the public and admission is free during the main draw and qualifying rounds. Admission is $5 during the semi-final and final matches. Players expected to qualify include past University of Florida athlete Sekou Bangoura, Austin Smith of Cumming, Ga., and Christian Harrison of New Braunfels, Texas. Expected competitors for the main draw are Olivier Sanjous of Haiti and Adam Kellner of Hungary, defending 2010 singles champion. During last Saturday's competition, Steven Stege from Los Gatos, Calif., lost to Damjan Despotovski of Macedonia, 6-1 and 6-3. Afterwards, Stege was asked to comment on his defeat. "We all have multiple tournaments to get ready for," he said. "As for me, I just need to get ready for the next one in Florida." Three consecutive tournaments are scheduled for the northern regions in the state of Florida. The Niceville tournament is followed by a Nov. 7 competition in Pensacola and a Nov. 14 competition on Amelia Island. All three are within the Futures category and played on clay surfaces Mitchell Polnet of Churchville, near Philadelphia, also competed Saturday against Sam Sweeney of Crystal Lake, Ill., defeating him 6-2, 6-4 The 17-year-old victor was eager to get through the qualifiers. Polnet began playing tennis when he was 5 years old and has competed in tournaments since 2006, when he was 12. "Just glad to move on to the next level," said Polnet on his victory. Like all sports, injuries can happen that disable a player to continue the competition. Aba Omodele-Lucien from Berkeley, Calif., suffered a pulled muscle during his match. He was seen icing his injury on the sidelines as he watched others continue to compete. He hopes to recover well enough to play in the upcoming tournaments at Pensacola as well as Amelia Island. Doug Barthel, tournament director at Bluewater Bay Tennis, said the tournament represented "the golden opportunity the community has to experience world-class professional tennis right here in Niceville." "This is the time and place to see some of the up and coming tennis stars you'll see in the U.S. Open," said Barthel. History proves Barthel's proclamation. 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By Sarah ClausonBeacon Correspondent The Auburn High School Tigers spoiled Niceville High School's homecoming, defeating the Eagles, 28-14. The tough non-district matchup was an opportunity for the Eagles to challenge themselves against a high-caliber opponent and prepare for their final, and biggest, game of the season next Friday against Crestview. The Eagles started the action with what looked to be a promising possession. Freshman running back Shi Kim Coward hit the ground running and after a 50-plus-yard run, landed the ball on the 30-yard line. An interception in the end zone cut the possession short and gave the Tigers their first shot at the ball, which ended with a touchdown to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead. The Eagles took over and made their way down the field, primarily thanks to several runs by Coward and a completion to Alec Morgan to move the chains once more. The Tiger defense held strong, and at fourth and goal Andrew Mitchell kicked a field goal to put three on the board for Niceville. The aggressive Tiger offense, which proved to be quite a challenge for Niceville's tough defense, answered quickly with a touchdown at the first quarter buzzer. What is arguably the most memorable play of the game came midway through the second quarter when Andrew Mitchell kicked a remarkable 57-yard field goal to narrow the gap to 14-6. The Tigers managed one more touchdown late in the third, to send them into halftime with a 21-6 lead. The second half presented a rejuvenated Niceville defense. They held Auburn scoreless until midway through the fourth quarter until an Auburn touchdown, their final of the night, pushed their lead to 28-6. But the Eagle offense didnt call it quits. Ashton Hooker, in as quarterback, handed the ball off to Coward for an explosive 49-yard touchdown run. Hooker scored the two points after to bring the final score to 28-14. Coach John Hicks acknowledged Auburns skill. "Like Central (High School), a very talented football team," he said. "We struggled a little bit, but a lot of that has to do with them." As for scheduling such tough teams for the off-district weeks, there is a purpose, even with the losses. "I think our kids will keep things in perspective," Hicks said. Next weeks season closer against Crestview will determine the final district standings, and may result in a three-way shoot out Monday, Nov 7. As Coach Hicks put it, "Gotta get readyits the biggest game of the year."Page B-6 Wednesday, November 2, 2011 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Sober wins 2 swim titlesStaff reports Rocky Bayou Christian School swimmer Suzi Sober won two Class 1A District 1 championships Friday. She finished at 26.86 in the Womens 50 Freestyle, and at 59.37 in the Women's 100 Freestyle for district honors. Other Rocky Bayou individual final times were: Men's 200 Freestyle, Colin Frazier, 2:34.44; Men's 200 Individual Medley, Jeffrey Sober, 2:37.50; Men's 50 freestyle, Steven Wills, 27:94, and Doug Linger, 28:13; Men's 100 Fly, Jeffrey Sober, 1:11.47; Women's 100 Freestyle, Elizabeth Sober, 1:15.88; Men's 100 Freestyle, Colin Frazier, 1:03.09, and Doug Linder, 1:06.07; and Women's 100 backstroke, Morgan Milam, 1:30.26. Rocky Bayou Christian School's Morgan Milam swims to a time of 1:30.26 in the Class 1A District 1 finals Friday in Panama City. Eagles drop Homecoming grid game, 28-14Andrew Mitchell boots 57-yard field goal for NHS PAL battle at the goalCarriage Hills Realty U8 players, in black uniforms, try to outflank Service Engineering defenders during Saturday's PAL Soccer game at Twin Oaks. Carriage Hills won the game, 7-0, to remain undefeated. The PAL regular season ends Saturday. Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Photo by Zach DavisKnights win firstWide receiver Nathan McCullough dashes for a touchdown for Rocky Bayou Christian School Friday against John Paul II. The Knights won their first game of the season in convincing fashion, 46-8. Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Eagle Tyler Fleet outruns an Auburn defender for a big gain during Friday's Niceville High School homecoming game. The Eagles dropped the game, 28-14. More sports, B-5. Extraordinary PeopleExtraordinary Care The Areas Only Nationally Recognized Hospital of ChoiceTwice!Twin Cities Hospital has been named a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers in Both 2010 and 2011.Each year the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers evaluates approximately 400 hospitals for consideration as a Hospital of Choice, recognizing the nations most customer-friendly hospitalsthose that show the most positive and effective interaction with their patients. 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