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By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer A $2 million, eight-mile water main construction project underway along Highway 20 is expected to provide public drinking water to several small residential areas in Walton County and fire protection that has hampered commercial and industrial development between Portland and Choctaw Beach. The project will connect the city of Freeports water system with the North Bay Water Company system that supplies drinking water to Choctaw Beach and Villa Tasso, east of Bluewater Bay, said Freeport City Clerk Robin Haynes. A 12-inch water main is being laid between Portland and Choctaw Beach, about eight miles in length, she said. The connection will provide public water for the first time to several small residential communities and possibly spur commercial and industrial development. It also provides an additional source of water to Choctaw Beach and Villa Tasso, two areas that are already water customers of the city of Freeport, Haynes said. The $2 million construction New water main to connect two Walton communitiesBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer As early as next week the Okaloosa County School Board could conduct a quasi-judicial hearing to resolve an impasse over teachers pay. On Friday attorneys for the school board sent a message to the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) stating that the school board had rejected a recommendation from Special Magistrate Richard Deem that teachers receive step wage increases effective Jan. 1, 2012. The school board earlier this year froze teachers salaries, eliminating the annual pay hikes known as step increases, which gives most teachers a pay raise for each year they teach and which average about 3 percent. The school district said there wasnt enough money in the budget to fund the step increases, which it estimated to cost about $1.2 million for a full year, or $608,759 for six months. The teachers bargaining unit, Okaloosa County Education Association (OCEA), which represents 1,815 teachers in the county, argued that the step increases were due teachers as of July 1, 2011, under their existing contract with the school district. With no agreement between OCEA and the school board, the school board declared an impasse and the issue went to Special Magistrate Deem to try to resolve.By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent There was bad news and good news Thursday night at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Niceville, where volunteers opened a cold weather shelter for the homeless. Thursday nights temperature was forecast to dip below the 40 degree threshold for opening such a shelter. The bad news was that no homeless people showed up for the free meals, sleeping space and other amenities offered by the shelter. The good news was the samethat no homeless people showed up. I hope nobody comes, said volunteer Pat Carrell, as she manned the reception desk in the foyer of the churchs fellowship hall. I hope nobody needs us tonight. Nevertheless, the shelter was ready for anyone who needed it and knew where to find it. Carrell was ready to greet any guests who arrived with such essential supplies as towels, toothpaste and new underwear, along with instructions on how to By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer On Monday, representatives of the City of Valparaiso and the Okaloosa County School Board will sit down face-to-face to try to resolve issues related to the Valparaiso Elementary School property. The aim of the Dec. 12 meeting is to avoid a lawsuit filed in Okaloosa County Circuit Court by the school board last month. They (the school board) had to sue us, observed Valparaiso City Attorney Doug Wyckoff. School Board attorney Gregory Stewart, of Tallahassee, agreed. On land use issues, the states rules of appeal gives appellants, such as the school board, only 30 days from the date of an action to object, Stewart said. Appellants lose their standing to appeal if they miss the deadline, he said. In 2010 the school board began closure of Valparaiso Elementary School, moving second through fifth graders to Lewis School at the end of the 2010 school year and the remaining first grade and kindergarten students to Lewis in May of this year. In January, 2011, Valparaisos city commissioners began to study the feasibility of opening a charter elementary school at the then-soon-to-be-vacated Valparaiso Elementary School. The proposal was supported by some residents who wanted to preserve an elementary school within walking distance of the citys largest residential area. In October the school board approved the application of Somerset Academy, a south-Florida charter school company recruited by the city to operate a charter elementary school in Valparaiso. Nowclosed Valparaiso Elementary is a possible location for the proposed charter school, a proposal steadfastly opposed by Okaloosa T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n Wednesday, December 7, 2011 firstname.lastname@example.org The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 5014 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts Please see SUES, page A-8 Please see PAY, page A-2 Please see ROOM, page A-7 St. Nick, yule season arrive Thursday-Saturday The Niceville High School drama department will be presenting its winter production, An Evening in Three Acts, at the Niceville Auditorium at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $5 at the door and may also be purchased prior to the performance through the school drama director, Charlie Williams, at 217-8101.Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Twin Cities Hospital Auxiliary will hold a book sale at the Hospital Wellness Center, Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville. All proceeds benefit the Auxiliary Health Care Related Scholarship Fund. Info: 729-9481.Friday, 7 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran Church, Niceville, will host the Niceville High School Singers Christmas Concert, under the direction of Michael Dye. A freewill donation will be taken at the door in support of the choir program at Niceville High School. Info: 678-1298.Sunday, 3 p.m. The Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will present a free concert open to the public. Donations to support the youth program are accepted. The NFSYO will perform at Mattie Kelly Arts Centers main stage. Info: 729-6000 or visit mattiekellyartscenter.org.Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The Valparaiso Community Library will have its holiday open house. A new collection of books and DVDs will be available along with homemade fruitcake, cookies and other seasonal treats. Info: 729-5406, vcl.valp.org. Calendar, B-2. COMINGUPRoom at the inn, but no one cameBeacon photo by Mike Griffith Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy Saturday s annual Niceville Christmas Parade. The highlight, of course, was the arrival of Santa Claus with his helpers and elves, riding atop a fire truck. Winners, more photos, A-5.Teacher pay issue may be decided soon School board sues Valp. over grade school Sam Hays discussed the evening s preparations with fellow volunteers. While nobody showed up Thursday, that may change, as overnight temperatures are forecast to dip into the 30s Thursday through Saturday. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith TWIN CITIES HOSPITAL Near Basin Bayou last week construction workers were busy excavating a trench for a 12-inch water main, part of a $2 million, eightmile-long, city of Freeport project to connect the city's water systems from Portland to Choctaw Beach. The project is expected to be completed by the end of April. Beacon photo by Del Lessard Please see WATER, page A-3 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992
By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Niceville opened a new public bathroom overlooking Boggy Bayou at Lions Park. Meantime, the parks older bathroom was demolished and the debris hauled away. The city spent about $25,000 on the project, which was completed late last month. Bruce Price, the citys public works director, said the previous wooden bathroom on the south end of the park was in bad shape and the city had received complaints about its condition. In addition, the old bathroom building was not accessible to handicapped persons, he said. The new, waterfront building at the north end of the park is made of concrete block and meets current codes for accessibility and wind resistance, Price said. Along the waterside edge of the park, a handicapped-accessible sidewalk with handrails leads to the new bathroom. The facility is on high ground, formerly the site of a sewage pump. Price said the city plans to extend a sidewalk through the park so that pedestrians along Bayshore Drive wont have to walk behind cars and boat trailers that often crowd the parking lot during warmer weather. The planned extension will connect existing sidewalks along Bayshore Drive on either side of the park, he said. The additional sidewalks will go through the picnic area and may include realignment of existing sidewalks leading to the picnic pavilions, he said. Price said work on the sidewalks will start early next year.Page A-2 Wednesday, December 7, 2011 THEBAYBEACONLions Park gets a new bathroom Bathroom facilities at Lions Park on Boggy Bayou were recently upgraded by the city of Niceville with a handicap accessible, concrete block bathroom at the northern edge of the park, above. The new facility replaced an older wooden bathroom at the opposite end of the park, which was torn down and removed, right. Beacon photos by Del Lessard I I I I I CONGRATULATIONS NicevilleOn being named theBEST PLACE inFLORIDA toRAISE A FAMILYIt begins with a culture of strong family values and the recognition is well deservedLARRY HINES,Candidate for Okaloosa County Commissioner, District 5.I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I IHHI I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Larry Hines, Republican for Okaloosa County Commissioner, District 5.Larry, wife Kay, and the boss of the house, Molly Servingyou,notacompany.MaryBethLoveLoveInsuranceServices,Inc. MerchantsWalkatBluewaterBayMaryBeth@LoveInsuranceServices.comHome|Flood|AutoQualityCompanies|AffordableRates|ExceptionalService Drivingdownthecostofcarinsurance!Callmetodayat(850)279.6806 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Dedicated to caring for your health and well-being. 130 E. Redstone Ave. Crestview, FL 32539Member of the Medical Staff at North Okaloosa Medical Center North Okaloosa Medical Center is directly or indirectly owned by a partnership that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospitals medical staff. Are You Ready ForChristmas?Let us help you...Were Extending ALLBLACK FRIDAY SALESTill January 2012Queen Memory Foam $399 Save $100s Even $1000sOn Your Next Mattress Purchase722 Beal Pkwy (Unit E) FORT WALTON 438 John Sims Pkwy. NICEVILLE850.226.6522850.279.67572 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOUwww.floridamattressstores.comMilitary & Vet DiscountsAll Natural The Cleanest, Healthiest, Freshest & Purest Mattress You Will Ever Own! ALLERGYFREEAfter hearing arguments from both sides in October, Deem issued his report Nov. 16 recommending that Okaloosa County teachers begin receiving annual salary step increases beginning Jan. 1. On Dec. 2, the school board rejected the proposed compromise on step increases this year. School Board Attorney Jeff McInnis told the Beacon Monday that once the school board receives clarification that both the school district and OCEA have responded to PERC then it is up to the school board to schedule a quasi-judicial hearing to settle the issue. The school board has the ultimate say on the pay issue. OCEAs response is expected early this week. If and when the school board meets in quasi-judicial session on the teacher pay issue, the school board moves from being one of the antagonists in the dispute to being the judge and jury. At such a meeting the school board will take testimony from the school district and the union before making the final decision. School Board Chairman Rodney Walker said last week that when the special magistrates report was distributed before the Thanksgiving holiday, he told board members to call by Nov. 30 if they felt there was a need to meet in special executive session to discuss the report. He said no member has called and that he now expects the next meeting on the subject will be when the School Board meets in quasi-judicial session to give the final ruling. That meeting could come as early as Dec. 13, Walker said, possibly in Niceville. Walker said the expected quasi-judicial hearing would likely be ugly. On Friday, Schools Superintendent Alexis Tibbetts said that the school district and OCEA can still meet at any point where they feel they have agreement on the issues. Dec. 13 is probably the earliest the school board could meet as a quasi-judicial body that ultimately decides the issues, according to Mike Foxworthy, the school districts personnel director and chief negotiator. In its Dec. 2 letter to PERC, school board attorneys agreed to some other recommendations made by Special Magistrate Deem while rejecting others, including: The board agreed with Deems recommendation that teachers not be granted a new benefit requested by OCEA, leave for bone marrow or organ donors. The school board partially agreed with Deems recommended amounts to pay new teachers a supplement, agreeing with the amounts recommended for specialist and doctorate degrees, but rejecting the amount recommended as a supplement for teachers with masters degrees. The school board also agreed with Deems recommendation not to pay a non-recurring $1,000 bonus to teachers at the top of the step scale. PAYFrom page A-1Road closing ThursdayThe city of Niceville will close 18th Street between Nutmeg and Redwood avenues for installation of utilities Thursday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting. For more information, call 729-4064.
The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Page A-3 Beacon photo by Del LessardRaising yule spiritsYoung carolers sang Christmas tunes and passed out cookies at several Niceville area businesses Thursday, including Eyewear Unlimited, above. The children are students at Heights Tutoring Center, a non-profit academic tutoring outreach ministry of Rocky Bayou Baptist Church.project will not result in any rate increase to Choctaw Beach and Villa Tasso customers, Haynes said, and there are no plans to extend sewer service. The city of Freeport purchased the North Bay Water System, which serves Choctaw Beach and Villa Tasso, from a private company several years ago at the urging of Walton County, Haynes said. After the purchase the city began a multi-million dollar upgrade, completed in 2005, that provided Choctaw Beach-Villa Tasso all new water lines, a new water tower, a new water well and the installation of fire hydrants, she said. Freeports water department serves about 800 customers in Choctaw Beach and Villa Tasso, she said. The citys 12-inch water pipe extension between Portland and Choctaw Beach will provide a backup water source for the two small communities, she said. North Bay Water customers are currently served by one water well and an elevated tank on Western Street. A few smaller communities between Portland and Choctaw Beach, such as Trout Creek, Basin Bayou and Dolphin Cove, will have access to public water for the first time because of the project, she said. About 160 customers between Portland and Choctaw Beach signed up to become customers of the city water system, she said. Freeport offered a $100 connect fee to encourage new customers to sign up, she said, including the owners of some vacant lots. New customers, who will pay the same rate as other water customers, agreed to minimum monthly bills of $14 for the next five years, whether they use water or not. In addition, about 60 fire hydrants will be installed along Highway 20, Haynes said. No additional hydrants are planned in the North Bay service area. Freeport Fire Chief Ben Greenslait said the additional hydrants will allow more commercial development between Portland and Choctaw Beach. Freeport provides fire protection as far west as Basin Bayou, he said, while Walton County, through the former Tri-Village fire station in Choctaw Beach, is responsible for fire protection between Basin Bayou and the Okaloosa County line. The new line will provide backup water supply if needed for both fire departments, Greenslait said. The Choctaw Beach-Villa Tasso area already has adequate water pressure and number of fire hydrants since the city purchased and upgraded the North Bay water system, he said. Chief Greenslait said Walton County had put some commercial development plans on hold between Portland and Choctaw Beach because of the lack of fire protection water. The new water main and hydrants will allow further commercial and industrial development along Highway 20, he said. Haynes said the current project to extend and connect North Bay to the citys system at Portland is expected to be completed by the end of April, 2012. The project cost about $2.1 million, she said. Utilities Solutions Group was the low bidder awarded the construction project with a $1,921,000 bid, Haynes said. The citys engineering firm, Preble Rich, surveyed and designed the project, and satisfied the requirement for special archaeology studies along the intended route through Eglin Air Force base property before construction could begin, she said. The city of Freeport offers sewer service within the city limits and westward to Hammock Bay and Bay Loop Road, Haynes said, but there are no plans to extend sewer further west. WATERFrom page A-1 Say you saw it in the B eacon. Call 678-1 080 to ad verti se tod ay. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-4 Wednesday, December 7, 2011 THEBAYBEACON THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHERKen Edwards, 66, Niceville, retired Nancy Miller, 62, Niceville, nurse Diane Aversano, 55, Niceville, data specialist Cristin Byrne, 30, Niceville, teacher It s unfortunately necessary. If your neighbor s house is on fire, you ve got to go put it out. We re all woven together. If we were in trouble, we d want them to come bail us out. I think we ought to bail ourselves out of debt before we take care of anyone else. With out current economic situation in the US, our government should focus on our own economic recovery. We can t afford to bail out Europe. I work for the US Department of Labor, and our figures show that small businesses are really hurting. No one else will bail out us. To maintain our reputation as the stronghold that we are, it is important for us to spread the wealth. The problem is that we don t have the wealth to spread. I think we need to take care of our debt first. I think we should focus on our own indebtedness first. Mike GriffithWhat do you think about the United States helping to bail out indebted European countries?John Husty, 61, Niceville, defense contractorWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: email@example.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.Location: Niceville Public LibraryShirley Humphries, 64, Niceville, secretary 2011 ReSoundAleraTM TS$900 OFF MJ Stiles NBC-HIS, ABOC The Merchants Walk Bluewater Bay 4400 Hwy. 20 East Suite 211 Niceville, FL 32578 ReSound AleraTM61with wireless optionsReSound AleraTM60 www.bayareabetterhearing.com HIGH QUALITY LOW PRICES EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE (Not affiliated with Niceville Hearing Center) Retired Military FamilyReSound AleraTMTS is a revolutionary combination hearing instrument that delivers relief from tinnitus. If you think you may have hearing loss or tinnitus, the first step isCALL 850-279-4545,your local hearing care professional, for yourFREE Hearing Evaluation and demonstration of this state-of-the-art technology.NO MORE RINGING! Peaceful Living with TinnitusHAVE YOU HEARD Mid-Bay Plaza Bluewater Bay 897-4466 Ritz Salon Find us on 20%OPEN HOUSEFRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 4PM-7PMFREEgift wrapping on all purchases FREEjewelry cleaning FREE Refreshments & Door Prizes 1/2 Price Watch BatteriesSale will extend thru Dec. 24, offering 15% OFFany one item but come in during the Open House for the best Deal!ANY ONE ITEMOFFAcross from the Niceville Garden Center in Parkway East Shopping Center.1129 John Sims Pkwy. | (850) 279-3113 December 10th 5:30 PM:30 PM Twin City Park Holiday Inn Express & Ruby Tuesday Boat House Restaurant Front Porch First Baptist Church Celebrate the season at the 3rd annual Boggy Bayou Holiday Boat Parade, hosted by North Light Marina. Benefitting Sponsors:The Trophy Center Boat House Restaurant One 20 a Modern Bistro Compass Rose Dockside Caf Eds Hometown Steaks Nicks Seafood Restaurant The Shop Celebrations by Charlotte Trade Winds Restaurant Flowers & Gifts by Vivian Fresh Greece Captains Ryan Hinely & Robin Noah of the 1961 Vintage 41 Hatteras Captain Jack of Dream Catcher The Cutting Room Salon & Spa Eyewear Unlimited BayArea AwardsGet more information or register at NorthLightMarina.comWant to enter? t Ma ou Holida ebrate t rate the season at Holiday B Ma hosted by North Light Ma Boggy Bayou Holid Celebrate arina. arade Boggy Bayou Holiday Boat P 3rd annual Celebrate the season at the arina. arin uesdayTybuR Express & Holiday Inn resh Greece F y Vivianb s & GiferwFlo auranttesR rade Winds T y Charlottb Celebrations The Shop auranttesR ks SeafNic eakstS wn o Eds Homet kside Caf Doc ose Compass R tro a Modern Bis One 20 auranttesR Boat House ery CentrophThe TSponsors: u e at s e es R H t a at oB PytiCniwT 1 bin ardswyArea ABa ed nlimit Ey U y l ear we U Salon & Spa The Cutting R oom g Sl&S her Dream Catc Cap k of ain Jact p D eras Hatt age 4 1 g tt Vint 1 obin Noah of the 196 Hinely & R obin y y y hfth an R y b Cap ains y b ains R ins R t t p Hi resh Greece y Vivian ts s & Gif aurant rade Winds ey Charlott Celebrations The Shop aurant ood ks Seaf tpaBtsriF hcroPtnorF tnaru esuoH k raP hcruhCtsit
The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, December 7, 2011 Page A-5 Winners of Niceville yule paradeThe Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club, sponsors of Saturdays Christmas Parade, announced winners of the float contest. Theme of this years parade was Its a Jungle Out There! Have a Jingle Jungle Christmas. Presidents Award: City of Niceville. Grand Marshall: Twin Cities Hospital. Commercial floats: st place: Niceville Cash & Carry. nd place: Discovery Learning Academy. rd place: White-Wilson Medical Center. Club/nonprofit/church/adult floats: st place: Northwest Florida State College Student Government Association. nd place: Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. rd place: American Cancer SocietyRelay for Life. Club/non-profit/youth floats: st place: Girl Scout Brownie Troops #553, 247 and 910. nd place: BSA, Cub Scout Pack #553. rd place: BSA, Cub Scout Pack #52. Best marching/performing unit: st place: Twinkling Twirlers. nd place: All Star Twirlers. Beacon photos by Mike Griffith The Niceville High School band performed Christmas favorites in the annual Christmas parade Saturday, while presenting a joyful, festive appearance. The Niceville-Valparaiso Little League brought Santa s reindeer, including Rudolph, to the parade. 20%ALL HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTSONE DAY ONLY! FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011Valid only at the Fort Walton Beach Edible Arrangements and their delivery area.offTo order, please call or visit: 850-226-4111 EdibleArrangements.comMariner Plaza 230 Eglin Parkway N.E. 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FREE Join us on as weCOUNTDOWN 25 Days of Christmas!with a SPECIAL DISCOUNTEach Day We are also offeringWeekly Holiday Art ClassesCall 279-3434 to reserve your spot today!117 North Cedar Ave., Niceville SoStinkinCuteArt.com Retail Gift Shop & Art Studio(850) 279-3434 personalized gifts school spirit jewelry teacher gifts handbags collegiate items County/state $780K tax break designed to lure Ala. companyBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Okaloosa County commissioners Tuesday voted to offer a fiveyear, $780,000 financial incentive to an Alabama pharmaceutical company. The unanimous vote was cast as a way of enticing the company to locate a new 45,000square-foot pill factory at the Bob Sikes airport just north of Crestview, bringing as many as 30 jobs to the county with an average annual salary of $43,800. The payments and tax breaks will take place over a five-year period. Okaloosa County public affairs representative Kathy Newby told the Beacon Monday that the company will receive about $156,000 directly from Okaloosa County taxpayers, in the form of ad valorem property tax abatements. The tax break will be matched by an additional $624,000 in cash from the state of Florida. Newby said the combined county and state financial incentives are part of a program called the Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program, in which the state matches funds from local governments to induce selected companies to locate in Florida. The local effort to lure Pharmacy South to Okaloosa County is being called Project Pill. According to a source close to the Economic Development Council who asked to remain anonymous, the tax abatement program in Okaloosa County was approved in a March 2004 voter referendum, and matched preexisting business incentive programs in adjoining counties, allowing Okaloosa to compete with neighboring counties for new business, and to become eligible for the state matching payments. The state payments, said the source, are based on a formula that includes such factors as the number, type, and pay of new jobs likely to be created by a newly-relocated company, likely future tax payments after the incentives end, environmental impact of the industry, overall economic impact of the company, and other factors. Since 2004, the source said, Okaloosa County has offered such incentives three times. The Pharmacy South deal, if approved, would be the fourth such incentive deal. The incentives offered so far, according to the EDC, have been: Project NOMCApproved February 2, 2010 for annual abatement of $75,847. Project DRSApproved April 5, 2011 for total abatement of $429,702. Project IndianApproved April 5, 2011 for a total abatement of $230,962. Project PillPotentially approved December 6, 2011 for a total abatement of $156,000. Craig Barker, former mayor of Destin and now the CEO of a consulting company called Cobalt Blue, said his company has been involved in the effort to bring Pharmacy South to Okaloosa County. We have been active in recruiting the company to come here, he said. Beyond that, however, Barker was reluctant to give any details, or even to give a phone number or other contact information for Pharmacy South. They do not want to be contacted, Barker said of the company, and said Pharmacy South had even taken down its web site to avoid inquiries from news media or others. He said the company is still in the process of deciding whether to locate in Crestview or elsewhere, and is keeping its decision making process to itself.
ArrestsTracy Alan Radar, a landscaper, 48, of 300 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Nov. 21 on a charge of failure to appear on the original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. * Keiko Marie Kopp, 22, of 208 3rd St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Nov. 21 on contempt of court and violation of probation charges on the original charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. * William Joseph Whitmarsh, a cook, 24, of 129 Raintree Blvd., Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Nov. 16 on a charge of false verification of ownership of a pawned item. In August, Whitmarsh allegedly pawned a bag of stolen jewelry he said he received from someone else. * Jeanette Dorothy Hadden, 32, of 203 Kelly Road, Apt. 8, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 25 on a charge of indecent exposure that allegedly occurred Oct. 26. * Robert Edmund Morris, 21, of 183 Grandview Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 29 on a charge of petit theft. Samantha Jean Poole, 21, of 349 Miracle Strip Parkway, #114, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 30 on a charge of petit theft. Gregory Troy Rewis, 21, of 349 Miracle Strip Parkway, #114, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 30 on a charge of petit theft. On Aug. 17, Morris, Poole and Rewis were arrested by Valparaiso police on theft charges and a cart and four rails stolen from the rear of a store, 701 W. John Sims Parkway, was found in their vehicle. Morris told police the trio was looking for scrap metal and thought the cart and rails were scrap. * Patrick Richard Novinski, 22, of 507 23rd St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 20 on a charge of cruelty to animals. * Jason Arthur Denny, a chef, 36, of 500 Kelly Mill Road, Apt. 141, Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police Dec. 1 on a charge of battery, domestic violence. * Jack Cranford III, 36, of 139 2nd St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Nov. 28 on a charge of failure to appear on the original charge of driving while license suspended. * Marilyn Yevette Hairston, 50, of 306 Boxer Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Nov. 29 on a misdemeanor worthless check charge related to a $25 checkDUI arrestsJeanette Dorothy Hadden, a restaurant employee, 32, of 203 Kelly Road, Apt. 8, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI Nov. 26 in the 100 block of Cadillac Avenue, subsequent to an accident in which Hadden allegedly backed into a fire hydrant. No one was injured in the accident, which caused an estimated $1,500 damage.TheftsA Niceville resident from the 200 block of White Street reported that unknown person(s) stole a bicycle from his front porch sometime Nov. 19. The bicycle was valued at $70. * A Niceville resident from the 1200 block of Whitewood Way reported that his wallet was stolen from the center console of a vehicle with an open window that was parked in an open garage Nov. 21. The wallet contained $27, a credit card and a debit card as well as drivers license and a military ID. The victim reported checking his online statements for the credit and debit cards and that some charges were made Nov. 22. * A Bluewater Bay resident from the 400 block of Martinique Cove reported that a safe was stolen from an upstairs bedroom closet sometime Nov. 19-21. An unlocked window in the living room was a possible point of entry. The victim valued the safe at $300 and said it contained a few papers but nothing important. * A Mary Esther resident reported that unknown person(s) stole $50 cash and a lunch bag with her paycheck in it while the vehicle was parked at her place of employment, 1500 White Point Road. The purse had been left inside the vehicle in plain view with the door locked. But access was apparently gained through a sliding back window. The purse itself, which contained IDs and credit cards, was not stolen.Criminal MischiefVandal(s) damaged two cluster mailboxes, multiple mailboxes in a single unit, by breaking the large parcel keys in the locks, at an apartment complex, 1501 N. Partin Drive, Niceville. U.S. Postal Service officials requested a police report Nov. 25 in order to repair the locks using USPS liability insurance. * A Valparaiso resident from the 400 block of Glendale Ave. reported Nov. 27 that someone had slashed a tire on his vehicle.OtherNiceville police responded to an address on McEwen Street Nov. 26 after a pizza delivery man reported a teenage boy there had a pistol in his waistband and pointed it at him as he was walking away. At that point the deliveryman asked to see the teens parents, but was told they were not home. Police said the gun was not real, but was an Airsoft gun, a realistic toy. The boy said he did not mean to come to the door with the toy gun in his waistband. No charges were filed. * A 16-year-old Niceville girl, a student, was issued a notice to appear by sheriffs deputies Nov. 28 on a charge of retail theft. The girl was allegedly observed concealing $109 worth of cosmetics, clothing and other merchandise in her purse, then leaving the store, 748 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, without paying. The teen faces a mandatory court appearance Jan. 11. * Vanessa E. Van Patten, 23, of 118 Alan A Dale Drive, Niceville, was issued a notice to appear by sheriffs deputies Nov. 26 on a charge of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. 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 sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 28, 2011 through December 4, 2011. 0 Structure Fire18 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn6 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time N. Partin Drive..............................Medical.....................................11/28/11..............08:55 Cook Street..................................Illegal Burning..........................11/28/11..............10:21 23rd Street....................................Medical.....................................11/28/11..............15:18 E. College Blvd............................Medical.....................................11/29/11..............08:33 S. Partin Drive..............................Medical.....................................11/29/11..............13:24 SR85N @ MM#20.......................Medical.....................................11/29/11..............20:09 N. Partin Drive..............................Alarm Activation.......................11/30/11..............10:05 N. Partin Drive..............................Medical.....................................11/30/11..............10:43 SR85N/College Blvd....................Vehicle Crash..........................11/30/11..............12:25 Pine Court....................................False Call.................................11/30/11..............19:58 SR85N/SR123.............................Smoke Scare...........................12/01/11..............00:28 27th Street....................................Medical.....................................12/01/11..............11:36 Juniper Avenue............................Medical.....................................12/01/11..............15:40 Duke Drive....................................Medical.....................................12/01/11..............19:27 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Alarm Activation.......................12/01/11..............22:03 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Alarm Activation.......................12/02/11..............00:32 SR285 @ MM#10........................Controlled Burn.......................12/02/11..............07:04 N. Partin Drive..............................Medical.....................................12/02/11..............10:55 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical.....................................12/02/11..............13:09 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical.....................................12/02/11..............14:44 23rd Street....................................Medical.....................................12/02/11..............19:45 Juniper Avenue............................Medical.....................................12/02/11..............23:16 Linden Avenue.............................Medical.....................................12/03/11..............01:57 Powell Dr./Juniper St...................Medical.....................................12/03/11..............16:46 Hillside Drive................................Medical.....................................12/04/11..............03:09 Crestview Avenue........................Medical.....................................12/04/11..............08:43 Weekly Safety Tip: Keep a natural (fresh cut) Christmas tree outside until you are ready to decorate it. Make sure your tree stand can hold at least 1 gallon of water and check the water level daily to make sure there is plenty of water in the bowl. (A tree should use 1 quart to 1 gallon of water every 1-2 days.) A dry Christmas tree can burn in 3 to 5 seconds.North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 28, 2011 through December 5, 2011. Street Situation Date Time Shipley Drive.................................EMS excluding vehicle............11/28/11..............16:56 West Ridgewood Cove................Medical assist EMS.................11/28/11..............17:19 E. Highway 20..............................No incident found.....................11/30/11..............08:45 E. Highway 20..............................EMS excluding vehicle............11/30/11..............12:37 Turnberry Place............................Dispatched canceled...............12/01/11.............07:49 William Faulkner Drive.................Medical assist EMS.................12/01/11.............08:04 Highway 20 East..........................Sprinkler activation...................12/01/11.............09:52 East Highway 20..........................Dispatched canceled...............12/01/11.............11:07 Highway 20 & Lancaster Dr.........Dispatched canceled...............12/01/11.............11:15 Highway 20 East..........................Medical assist EMS.................12/01/11.............12:39 Cypress Street..............................Dispatched canceled...............12/01/11.............23:39 Highway 20 East..........................EMS excluding vehicle............12/02/11.............02:46 North White Point Road...............EMS excluding vehicle............12/02/11.............09:16 Fairway Lakes Drive.....................EMS excluding vehicle............12/02/11.............13:39 West Hampton Court....................Dispatched canceled...............12/02/11.............15:02 Garden Oaks Cove......................Medical assist EMS.................12/02/11.............15:33 Greenwood Way...........................Medical assist EMS.................12/03/11.............03:22 Windlake Drive..............................Assist invalid.............................12/03/11.............17:07 North White Point Road...............EMS excluding vehicle............12/04/11.............12:26 North White Point Road...............Medical assist EMS.................12/04/11.............19:53 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992check in and find the church dining hall. In the dining hall, volunteer Ronalda Hays was ready with a hot supper she had helped prepare, including macaroni and cheese soup, corn chowder, salad, cornbread casserole and pumpkin rolls. The shelter also included male and female showers, and sleeping areas with mats and bedrolls for each guest. Eileen Underwood is another volunteer, who said My pastor volunteered me to be the meal coordinator for the local shelter program. Underwood, a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, said she has previously served as her parishs meal coordinator to Opportunity, Inc., a homeless shelter in Fort Walton Beach operated with the OkaloosaWalton Continuum of Care, which also operates the Niceville/Valparaiso shelter program. Carrell said she had volunteered to help with the shelter after reading an article about it in the Bay Beacon. Carrell, a member of Christ Our Redeemer Church, said her church does not have the facilities, such as a large kitchen or showers, to operate a homeless shelter on its own, but she was happy to join the volunteers from several local churches who are working together to start the Niceville/Valparaiso areas first cold weather shelter for homeless people. Sam Hays, Ronaldas husband, is the area coordinator for the Niceville/Valparaiso shelter program. He said he was unsure of the reason for the low turnout Thursday night. One possible reason, he said, may have been that there are few homeless people actually living in the Niceville area. He said he had been given an estimate from the Niceville Police Department that only about three homeless people permanently live in and around Niceville. On the other hand, said Hays, he had also gotten an estimate from the Okaloosa School District that more than 100 children who attend public schools in Niceville or Valparaiso are without a permanent address on their school registration records, so estimating the actual number of homeless people in the area is difficult. Hays said he expects as many as 10 people per night to use the local shelter program once it becomes better known among homeless people. Another possible reason for the low turnout, Hays said, is that local homeless people may not yet be aware of the local shelter program or how it works. Hays said he has been posting flyers at local churches, as well as at the Niceville Sharing & Caring office, the Niceville and Valparaiso public libraries, as well as at local convenience stores, fast-food restaurants and other places homeless people may visit. ROOMFrom page A-1 Ronalda Hays had food prepared and ready to serve in the church s kitchen. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-8 Wednesday, December 7, 2011 THEBAYBEACONschool district officials, in part because it would likely cause a decline in enrollment at Lewis School, a K-8 public school also in Valparaiso. On Oct. 10, by a 3-2 vote, the Valparaiso City Commission passed ordinances 619, 620 and 621, rezoning the 13-acre Valparaiso Elementary School property from commercial to a new land use classification called Public Institutional Elementary School (PI/ES)which limits future use to elementary schools. The rezoning action was opposed by the school district officials. On Oct. 24 the school board unanimously approved a resolution declaring Valparaisos rezoning action unconstitutional, and authorizing a lawsuit. In November the school board filed a lawsuit against the city, asking a circuit court judge to review the legality of the citys legal procedures used to rezone the elementary school property. A copy of the lawsuit was provided to the citys mayor and city attorney Nov. 17. The school boards legal case claims Valparaiso denied the school board due process to present evidence in their case against rezoning. The suit claims the city commission did not adequately advertise that a quasi-judicial hearing before the citys planning commission in August would be the only opportunity to present evidence; and, that the city commission failed to hold its own quasi-judicial hearing on the rezoning, as required by the citys own rules. The lawsuit called the rezoning improper and confiscatory spot zoning of property to dictate a particular use. The school board also asked the circuit court to abate or stay any action on the lawsuit to allow both sides to settle their differences out of court in procedures laid out in Chapter 164 of Florida statutes, a law intended to resolve conflicts between governmental bodies without resorting to litigation. School board and city representatives and attorneys already met Nov. 18 under Chapter 164. Perhaps adding to the controversy over use of the Valparaiso school property, on Nov. 10 at a school board workshop, Okaloosa Schools Superintendent Alexis Tibbetts for the first time publicly proposed using the Valparaiso Elementary school property to house a training center for science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM). The school board gave the proposal a tentative go-ahead, pending a review of costs. The Dec. 12 meeting between the school board and the city will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Valparaiso City Commission Chambers, 465 Valparaiso Parkway, Valparaiso. SUESFrom page A-1With the holidays rapidly approaching, many people are planning Christmas and New Year s parties. The Boathouse Landing offers excellent and spacious facilities to meet the needs of any gathering, from as few as a dozen to more than 100 guests. 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Shelly Arneson, principal at Edge Elementary School in Niceville, recently authored a book memorializing her late yellow labrador retriever, K.C. When Arneson and her husband, Dave, first laid eyes on K.C., they knew she was special. Their new fourlegged family member saw them through happy and sad times and even grieved with them as Arneson's mother passed away. So, when K.C. was diagnosed with cancer, her two-legged family members couldnt forget her loyalty. Through it all, the couple cared for their beloved K.C. and when she finally passed on Feb. 7, 2008, Arneson began writing a book culminating a tribute to a dog that forever changed their lives. After K.C.s death, I decided to write a book that would be a journey through her diagnosis and death, Arneson said. But more than that, it is a story that takes us back through her entire life and the blessings she gave us. Her story reminds us not to take loved ones for granted. The book, entitled "Letting Go of K.C." begins each chapter with a personal journal entry about K.C. and her family's fight for her life, with Dave Miller, 68, of Niceville, was named Volunteer of the Quarter for USO United States region by USO Northwest Florida. Miller is retired military who is passionate about the work he did as a Protocol Officer and more for 30 years. He has an exceptional desire to give back and help the guests in the Northwest Florida Regional Airport USO Lounge, nicknamed the Freedom Lounge. The time Miller spends educating, working and fundraising for the USO is more than that of a full-time job. He recently volunteered to go above and beyond the call of duty and 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 , D D e e c c e e m m b b e e r r 7 7 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida hosts its annual event, Yule of Yesteryear and Holiday Victorian Tea on Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event begins at 10 a.m. with Santa visiting for one hour at 11 a.m. for pictures. The Museum will feature live music from the Niceville Noodlers who will be performing throughout the day, the Emerald Coast Chorus at 12:30 p.m. and Trinity Presbyterian Choir at 4:30 p.m., both in Perrine Park. The tree lighting will take place at 5 p.m.in Perrine Park, sponsored by Trinity Presbyterian Church and the City of Valparaiso. Groups, families and individuals are 'Yule of Yesteryear' and tea set for Saturday Yule of Yesteryear is presented by the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Whos NewsE-mail items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cherie Anderson, of MetLife Gulf Coast, recently celebrated 20 years of service with the company. Since she began with MetLife in 1991, Anderson has devoted her career to helping clients in the Okaloosa County area build financial freedom. *** Jennifer Crook has been named Director of Sales at the Holiday Inn Express, Niceville. Previously, she worked for Hilton Hotels for nine years. Crook lives in Niceville with her husband, Craig, a staff sergeant in the Air Force, stationed at Eglin Air Force Base. They moved to Niceville from Oklahoma City. *** Walton County Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson, Jr. presented the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center with a $15,000 check acquired through seized criminal assets. "Children are our most valuable assets," said Sheriff Adkinson. "This donation will further assist the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center's mission of preventing child abuse." Dave Miller Cherie Anderson Jennifer Crook Please see YULE, page B-4 USO Volunteer of the quarter Please see USO, page B-4Letters for deployed troopsGabe Seabrook, Rocky Bayou Christian School Elementary student government president, and Lauren Householder, 6th grade student government representative, delivered 320 cards to the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce for the Holidays with a Heart letter writing program. Both the RBCS Elementary and Talent Development schools created cards in computer class and brought in cards from home to brighten our troops' holidays.School principal remembers a friend Shelly Arneson and K.C. during Christmas of 2007, their last photo together before K.C. passed away. Please see FRIEND, page B-3 Why drive any further?Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D.Board Certified OptomotristWhere there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18Stop in and visit your friendly hometown professionals for all your vision needs today! 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Rocky Bayou celebration Rocky Bayou Baptist Church, Niceville, will host the Student Christmas Celebration at Genesis Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m. Bring an unwrapped gift valued less than $10 and your favorite holiday treat to share. Drinks will be provided. Info: 748-2593. Schola Cantorum Northwest Florida State Colleges Schola Cantorum vocal group will perform a series of free concerts in local area churches. Donations for the NWFSC music program will be accepted. Performances are Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Shalimar and Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Simons on the Sound Episcopal Church in Fort Walton Beach. Info: 729-6000 or visit mattiekelly artscenter.org. Valp. library book club The Mystery Lovers books discussion group at the Valparaiso Community Library will meet on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. The book to be discussed will be Alexander McCall Smiths The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Info: 729-5406, vcl.valp.org. Niceville drama production The Niceville High School drama department will be presenting its winter production, An Evening in Three Acts, at the Niceville Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10. The production will feature two acts showcasing a select group of acting ensembles, as well as musical solos which will also be performed for the Florida District One Thespian Festival competition in January. The third act will be the short dramatic play Lockdownby Douglas Craven. Tickets are $5 at the door and may also be purchased prior to the performance through the Niceville High School Drama Director, Charlie Williams, at 217-8101. Niceville Singers St. Paul Lutheran Church will host the Niceville High School Singers Christmas Concert, under the direction of Michael Dye, on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. A freewill donation will be taken at the door in support of the choir program at Niceville High School. A reception in the Gathering Room follows the concert. The church is located at 1407 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Info: 678-1298. Auxiliary book sale Twin Cities Hospital Auxiliary will hold a book sale Friday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hospital Wellness Center, Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville. All proceeds benefit the Auxiliary Health Care Related Scholarship Fund Info: 729-9481. NFSO holiday concert The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will present Holiday Pops! Dec. 9 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. The symphony will bring in the holidays with seasonal music. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22.50. Info: 729-6000 or visit mattiekelly artscenter.org. Audubon society meeting The Choctawhatchee Audubon Societys annual Christmas party will be at Eds Legendary Seafood and Steaks Restaurant, Palm Plaza, Niceville, on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. Open to the public. Info: 240-3688. Childrens Christmas party The American Legion Post 221, at 444 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, will host the annual Childrens Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The free event is open to the public and children living in Niceville and Valparaiso. Info: 729-7044. Gospel concert The Mitchum Brothers will perform at Central Baptist Church, Crestview, at 6 p.m. on Dec. 10. Admission is free. Info: 682-5525 or visit central crestview.com. Rocky band concerts Rocky Bayou Christian Schools beginning and middle school bands will have their Christmas concert at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Info: 678-7784 ext. 305. Yule of Yesteryear The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso, invites the public to celebrate holidays past during their annual event, Yule of Yesteryear and Holiday Victorian Tea on Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Children can visit with Santa, make ornaments, listen to musical performances and story time. Also available at the event are craft demonstrations, a popular bake sale and stocking stuffers available in the museums gift shop and bookstore. The Yule of Yesteryear event is free, but the Victorian Tea, at 1:30 p.m. is $12 for non-members, $8 for members and does require pre-registration as space is limited. To purchase tickets and pre-register, call 678-2615. Bluewater yard sale Bluewater Baptist Church, Bluewater Bay is having a yard and bake sale Saturday, Dec. 10, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: 897-2332. Holiday Boat parade North Light Yacht Club will host the event on Saturday, Dec. 10, 5:306:45 p.m. Parade begins at Lions Park off Bayshore Drive in Niceville and circles counter-clockwise around Boggy Bayou. Boats of any size are invited to participate. Prizes will be awarded. A post-parade reception and awards ceremony for participants and sponsors will be held at North Light Yacht Club, 113 John Sims Parkway West, Niceville. Entry for parade is $20 plus an unwrapped new toy brought to the reception to benefit Toys for Tots. Info: 678-2350 or visit NorthLightMarina.com. Orchestra winter concerts The Junior Orchestra of Northwest Florida State College and the college sponsored Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will present concerts on Dec. 10 and 11. Both concerts are free and open to the public, however donations to support the youth program are accepted. The Junior Orchestra performs Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. in Tyler Recital Hall, in the Music Wing of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center complex. The NFSYO performs in the mainstage theater Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. Info: 729-6000 or visit mattiekelly artscenter.org. Rosemont Baptist party Rosemont Baptist Church, 1601 27th St., Niceville, will host a childrens Christmas party on Dec. 11 46 p.m. The church will have food, singing, puppet shows and Santa will arrive to tell the Christmas story. Info: 678-1611 or visit rbc niceville.org. Sanctuary concert Niceville United Methodist Church presents Light Looked Down, on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The praise and worship concert combines traditional and contemporary music ministries and features the choir, contemporary band and the Sounds of Praise Orchestra. Info: 678-4411. Assembly of God KidzTown of Assembly of God in Niceville will present their Christmas musical, Back to the Manger on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 9 and 10:30 a.m. at the Niceville Assembly, 108 Highway 85 North. Admission is free. Info: 678-2531. First Baptist Church The First Baptist Church of Niceville will present Down From His GloryA Celebration of Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 and 5 p.m. Admission is free. Info: 678-4621. Valp. library open house The Valparaiso Community Library will have its annual holiday open house on Monday Dec. 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. A new collection of books and DVDs will be available along with homemade fruitcake, cookies and other seasonal treats. Info: 729-5406 or visit vcl.valp.org. VFW Post 10090 meeting The regular monthly meeting of the Niceville/Valparaiso Kent Purcell VFW Post 10090 will be held Monday, Dec. 12, at the DAV hall, 920 Hospital Drive, Niceville. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and potential new members are welcome. Info: 678-3525. Tea Party open house The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party Christmas will host an open house on Monday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at Niceville City Hall Chambers, Niceville. Info: 729-2874 or visit emerald coastpatriots.org. Lewis chorus, band The Lewis School band will hold a winter concert on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lewis gym. The chorus will have the winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The public is welcome to both. Info: 833-4130. Wise Mullet discussion Bring a sack lunch and take your lunch break at the Heritage Museum for History Sandwiched-In, an informal lunch time education program. The lecture is free and open to the public on Dec. 14, with the author of The Wise Mullet, Timothy A. Weeks. Space is limited, call to reserve a spot. Info: 678-2615, or visit heritagemuseum.org. Holiday jazz production Peter White, a jazz guitarist, along with Kirk Whalum and Mindi Abair, will take the stage for a Peter White Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The annual holiday production is presented by WSBZ-FM The Seabreeze 106.3 FM and blends contemporary jazz with traditional holiday music. Tickets are $80 for special seating and $40 for reserved seating. Info: 729-6000 or visit seabreeze.fm. Ruckel holiday concert The Ruckel Middle School band will have its winter concert Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Niceville High Schools auditorium during the assembly at 8 a.m. The public is welcome. Info: 833-4172. Niceville high concert Opus One of Niceville High School will have a candlelight concert at First Assembly of God Church, Niceville. The event will be Friday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. by reservation only. Tickets are $25 and include coffee and dessert. Info: 833-4262. St. Paul Lutheran concert St. Paul Lutheran Church of Niceville presents The Festival of the Christ Child Friday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. The concert features Bonita Clark on the Rodgers organ, sing-alongs, soloists and a mass singing of the Hallelujah Chorus Handels Messiah. A reception in the Gathering Room follows the program. The church is at 1407 E. John Sims Parkway. Info: 678-1298. Victorian Christmas The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso, will host a Victorian Christmas, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-noon. This program will engage kids by utilizing authentic historic museum collections with hands-on activities to entertain and educate. Cost: $7 per child or $5 per child for Museum Family Members. Chaperones are free. Space is limited. Info: 678-2615. NWFAA Astronomy meeting The Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will have a meeting on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at the observatory (S-2) at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Info: 678-6483, nwfastro.org. Immanuel Anglican Church Immanuel Anglican Church, Destin, will be hosting The Greatest Gift Camp, celebrating the birth of Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 17, 9:30 a.m.3 p.m. at the Immanuel Anglican Church inside Noahs Ark Preschool. All children ages 4-10 are welcome, $30 for students and $25 for siblings. Info: 837-6324 or visit iacdestin.org.Page B-2 Wednesday, December 7, 2011 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Friends for Fun seniors Singles 60 and older invited for laughter and conversation. Bluewater Bay Clubhouse. Wednesdays at 3-5 p.m. Info: 897-4434. Math, science tutoring Valparaiso Comm. Library. Mondays at 3-5 p.m. Info: 729-5406. TOPS Club 0111 Weight-loss support group. Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Niceville, education building room 1. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Info: 678-2863 or 279-4847. Sharing and Caring Donations of food, hygiene products, diapers, detergents, etc. 104 Bullock Blvd., Niceville. Mon.-Thur. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-noon. Info: 729-3600 or 678-8459. Museum seeks volunteers Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Info: 678-2615 heritage-museum.org. Military Memories exhibit Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Admission is $5 for adults. Info: 678-2615 heritage-museum.org. Hospital volunteers Twin Cities Hospital Auxiliary, Niceville. Info: 729-9481 Valp. library events Story Time for pre-school age children Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Genealogybased US History class at 9:30 a.m. French Class at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays. Valparaiso Comm. Library. Info: 729-5406, vcl.valp.org. DeFuniak Christmas DeFuniak Springs hosts evenings of lights and decorated seasonal characters. Through Dec. 31 at 5-9 p.m. Lake DeFuniak Admission: $3 and children under 6 are free. Info: 892-8500. christmasreflections.com. Geek lights on the corner Geek Lights on the Corner Christmas light and music show will run through New Years. Free. Starting at 6 p.m. and continuing on the hour, last show starts at 9:30 p.m. Sun.-Thur. and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Corner of Bluewater Boulevard and Antiqua Way in Bluewater Bay. Info:facebook.com/geeklightsonthecorner. 'Christmas Lady' display The "Christmas Lady" Christmas display runs through Dec. 27, 6-9 p.m. Radiant Life Church, Niceville. Info: 678-5355. CALENDAR2011 E-mail items to email@example.com before 5 p.m. Wednesday. E-mail items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Holiday Boat paradeNorth Light Yacht Club will host the holiday boat parade on Saturday, Dec. 10, 5:30-6:45 p.m. The parade begins at Lions Park off Bayshore Drive in Niceville and circles counterclockwise around Boggy Bayou. Info: 678-2350. Niceville drama productionThe Niceville High School drama department will be presenting its winter production, "An Evening in Three Acts," at the Niceville Auditorium at 7 p.m. Dec. 8-10. Tickets are $5 at the door and through the Niceville High School at 217-8101. Please see CALENDAR, page B-4 Call or visit us today!POWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 Law Office of SAMUEL M. PEEK E s t a t e P l a n n i n g & P r o b a t e W i l l s & L i v i n g T r u s t s P o w e r s o f A t t o r n e y H e a l t h C a r e D i r e c t i v e s B u s i n e s s C o r p o r a t i o n s & L L C Samuel M. Peek, J.D., LL.M. Tax678-1178222 Government Avenue Niceville, FL 32578The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision. Before you decide, ask us to send you free information about our qualifications and experience. (850) 243-1233505 Mary Esther Cut Off NW, FWB INVENTORY R R E E D D U U C C T T I I O O N N SALE! One Million Sq. 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Established in 1986, the establishment has evolved from a small bookstore into a larger operation, encompassing a Hallmark Gold Crown store and a gift shop. Owners Mike and Carolyn Chesser credit the store's success to employees and customers. Carolyn explains, "We have been fortunate to have wonderful employees. In fact, some of them have been with us all these years. Our customers have been just as amazing and instrumental in our success. While they may be able to find the books and gifts they want at a lesser price, they appreciate the personal service they receive and familiarity of old friends and surroundings." While the economic and retail climate has certainly proven challenging in recent times, the Chessers are optimistic about the community and store's ability to survive and thrive. "We've all weathered and adapted to changes, and we pull with and for each other. I feel confident people recognize the importance of locallyowned businesses which contribute to the area's causes and tax base, something onlineonly entities cannot and will not do," said Carolyn. "We'd love to be here another 25 years." The bookstore is located at 1118 John Sims Parkway East, Niceville.Bayou Book Co. celebrates 25 years From left: Kathy Bulot, Candice Foster, Carolyn Chesser and Vicki Rudolph help celebrate Bayou Book Company's 25th anniversary. Niceville man authors memoir Jim Story, a Niceville resident, 92, recently published the story of his life in a book entitled, "The Story, an Autobiography." The book narrates Story's tale from a young boy growing up in Kansas during the Depression era to his time in the U.S. Air Force during the early part of WWII, as documented by his war diary kept from June, 1942 to July, 1943. Story acquired a love for flying when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps after two years of college at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan. He flew the B-26 and B-25 in the Pacific theater of war during WWII and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. In his autobiography, Story recalls memories from his multiple tours at Eglin and Hurlburt fields along with his tours to Europe and to Vietnam. The book is self-published and available online and locally at Bayou Book Co., Niceville. Jim Story Jim Story, a Niceville resident, publishes memoir entitled "The Story, an Autobiography". The University of West Florida announced the names of local students who will be recognized at the commencement ceremony Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Pensacola Civic Center. Among the students eligible for a Bachelor's degree are: Allison Walker, Giustino Carrano, Austin Davis, Heather Evans, Robert Feist, Kellie Folley, Steven Foster, Michael Galati, Savannah Goetsch, Christin Harrison, Amber McAllister, Robert Okuly, Ashley Richard, Rebecca Russell, Stephanie Sandstrom, Brittany Shaw, Michael Stanton, Michael Weech and John Wynn. 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Bayou Gypsies perform The Emerald Coast Concert Association will present MoJo & The Bayou Gypsies Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium, 107 Miracle Strip Parkway S.E. Prior to the concert, the artists are meeting with special ticket holders to hear MoJo explain the music, its origin and history. Following the concert, there will be an afterglow at the Magnolia Grill, Fort Walton Beach. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door, and are available at Artful Things in Niceville. Info: 362-9356 or visit emerald coastconcerts.com. Childrens Christmas party Luces Navideas Inc. invites needy families to attend the seventh annual Luces Navideas childrens party Sunday, Dec. 18, 2-6 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Clubs Teen Center in Fort Walton Beach. The Latin-flavored party open to all children and families is free and includes new toys for those who attend. There will be food, games, DJs, singers, church choirs, clowns, magicians and Santa with his elves. The organization is looking for donations of toys, gifts, clothing as well as monetary contributions to defray the costs of the event, along with volunteers and business sponsors. Info: Estela Elias, 305-3686, email@example.com, or David Triana, 368-3505, firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Paul Lutheran service St. Paul Lutheran Church of Niceville offers its three different Christmas Eve services Saturday, Dec. 24. The Family Celebration Service at 4:30 p.m. offers traditional carols, a dramatic presentation the children will enjoy, and special choral music. The Service of the Word with Carols and Candles is at 7:30 p.m., with the St. Paul Sanctuary Choir and woodwind and string ensemble. At 11:00 p.m. will be the Candlelight Holy Communion with harp and choir. Nursery is open for the 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. services. The church is located at 1407 E. John Sims Parkway. Info: 678-1298. First Presbyterian It is the 21st year of the Niceville First Presbyterian Churchs Christmas Eve celebration, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. This adaptation, at 7 p.m., of the Kings College Chapel service at the University of Cambridge in England, will have a mix of spoken Scripture lessons and carols about the prophecy and birth of Jesus. Touch a Piece of History The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso, will host Touch a Piece of History, Jan. 7, 10 a.m.-noon This program will engage kids by utilizing authentic historic museum collections with hands-on activities. Cost: $7 per child or $5 per child for Museum Family Members. Chaperones are free. Space is limited. Info: 678-2615.helped organize the first USO Golf for Heroes event held on Veterans Day at Foxwood Country Club, Crestview. It was at this event he was surprised with the announcement that he was the United States USO Volunteer of the Quarter. His goal is to always make sure the USO is supplied and operational, providing that touch of home. "Once you're part of the military, you're always a part of that family, and I plan to stay with them as long as I can," said Miller. He has made a personal commitment to spend all the time necessary to financially support the USO Northwest Florida. "It's what I can do to give back to the military and stay in touch with the military. It's a lot of fun," he added. As an advocate, he is constantly in the community looking for businesses and individuals who are willing to give of their financial resources or needed items for the USO. All of this is done in addition to the hours he volunteers staffing the Freedom Lounge. USOFrom page B-1Page B-4 Wednesday, December 7, 2011 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. CHURCHDIRECTORY 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 Holden Evening Prayer Wednesday 7:00 pm 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 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 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 welcome to gather in Trinity Presbyterian Church immediately following the lighting to organize for traditional neighborhood Christmas caroling. Traditional craft demonstrations will be available as well as the opportunity to shop for unique gifts and affordable stocking stuffers from local craft vendors in Perrine Park and in the Heritage Museum gift shop. Food vendors will be serving food outside, while the Museum will have sweets inside at their holiday bake sale. The Museum event is free, but the Victorian Tea at 1:30 p.m. is $12 for nonmembers, $8 for members and does require pre-registration as space is limited. The Museum's Victorian Tea is an educational program and includes tea and other refreshments while guests learn about Victorian costume, etiquette and holiday traditions. To make reservations for the Victorian Tea, call the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida at 678-2615. YULEFrom page B-1 CALENDARFrom page B-2 All-County Lewis bandThe following Lewis School band students were selected to the All-County band, from left: Andrew Coln, tuba; Josh Banaszak, tuba; Kyle Allman, tuba; Jawon Jackson, clarinet; Bethany Banaszak, clarinet; Tacy Coln, clarinet; Khloe Miller, flute; Madeline Coln, flute; Kinley Childress, flute; DAngelo Swafford, trumpet; Zachary Krouse, French horn.Rocky spellersRocky Bayou Christian School Junior Chelsea Outman placed second in the state at the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools Spelling Bee on Nov. 2. Joshua Hofman, 7th grade, also participated in the state bee. In the Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee on Nov. 1, Ariel Schesniak placed second and Sean Snow placed fourth in the 7th and 8th grade category. Ariel Schesniak Chelsea Outman Joshua Hofman Niceville High School helps 'America Recycles'Tory Marks, Courtney Sisk and Jessica Kepple from Niceville High School's Earth Club, volunteered at the "America Recycles" event at Santa Rosa Mall. The students worked the Chamber of Commerce booth, passing out information flyers about recycling and signing people up to pledge to recycle. The annual event, which strives to encourage people to recyle, was sponsored by Okaloosa County in conjunction with Eglin Air Force Base, the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce's Green Task Force, Cumulus Radio and the mall. Get discounts up to If your economy needs some stimulation, Ill show you how to make your car insurance dollars work harder. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. 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The Cuz, a local football team made up of a group of 11and 12-year-old boys from Destin, Niceville and Freeport, won 33-6 on Thanksgiving against Niceville, then again the following day against Port St. Joe, 38-0, before winning the championship held at Niceville stadium on Saturday, 28-6 against Fort Walton Beach. The Cuz dominated throughout the tournament with old school-style football rushing for more than 900 yards in three games behind offensive blocking from Jason Shirley, Caden Phillips, Taylor Dalton, David Hicks, Judd Barth, Seth Witt and Noah Williams. Deonte Sheffield, Austin Garofalo, Dawson Fletcher and Bailey Miller led the Cuz in rushing. Sheffield, with 708 yards and 10 touchdowns, bulldozed through the tournament with a combination of speed and size. Barely making weigh-in for the tournament, Sheffield was not only the biggest back, weighing in at 154 pounds, but the fastest. Sheffield shredded defenses with a 21-yard average behind an oversized offensive line with an average weight of 160 pounds. Miller produced goal line power, running north and south with four extra point conversions and a touchdown and Austin Garofalo provided much-needed relief at tailback with 100 yards and a touchdown in just 10 carries, while Dawson Fletcher added two extra point conversions and a touchdown at fullback. Quarterback Michael McFarlane connected on a 40yard touchdown pass to Sheffield, two extra point conversion passes and one running extra point conversion. The Cuz scored three defensive touchdowns while allowing opponents only two touchdowns and giving up 127 yards from the line of scrimmage for the entire tournament. The 2011 Brick house tournament was held in Niceville and will benefit the Taylor Haugen Foundation, taylorhaugen.org.Page B-6 Wednesday, December 7, 2011 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. 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The varsity won the match, 48-23, while the JV won most of its matches but was throttled by a large number of forfeits. The victory brought the varsity to a 2-0 record on the season. Ice Queens win crownThe Dairy Queen Ice Queens are the PAL U8 girls soccer champs. Not only did they win first place in the tournament, they also finished the season undefeated. From left: kneeling, Katie Sjostrom, Gracie Langston, Madi Collins and CeCe Jordan; standing, Willa Urbanczyk, Mia Normand, Julia Watts, Emma Duke and Chloe Ellis. Coaches are assistant coach Chris Ellis, on left, and head coach Troy Sjostrom. Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonRams fall to Shoal RiverRuckel Middle School's Stephen Herrara dribbles through heavy pressure from Shoal River during Thursday's basketball game. Ruckel lost the game, 37-28. 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax: email@example.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 NewspaperStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherSara KentAdvertising DirectorCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistMike LewisGraphic ArtistIgnacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeMike HolovackAdvertising RepresentativeDeborah TiptonReceptionist NEWSPAPER DELIVERYEarn 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)HELP WANTEDThe Cuz wins classic tourney12-year-olds dominate three teams The Cuz, from left: front, Austin Garofalo, Tucker Wimberley, Jake Bari, Devon Mosely and Noah Williams; second row, Dawson Fletcher, Jason Shirley, Deonte Sheffield, Bailey Miller and Blake McRae; third, Calahan Phillips, Trevor Wright, David Hicks, Seth Witt, Judd Barth, Taylor Dalton, Caden Phillips, Tyler Roberts, Michael McFarlane and Landon Bigner. Coaches are Charlie Bari, Larry Wright, Brad Fletcher, Eric McFarlane, Donny Sheffield.