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Title: The Bay beacon
Portion of title: Beacon
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Bayou Enterprises
Place of Publication: Niceville, Fla
Publication Date: 12-21-2011
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Sidewalk segment nixed in ValparaisoBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer A sidewalk extension on Grandview Avenue in Valparaiso was tentatively approved by the city commission last week, but by Friday the project died when not even half the six adjacent property owners said they wanted it. The Valparaiso City Commission Dec. 12 gave tentative approval to a plan to add Grandview Avenue, between Jasmine Avenue and Kelly Lane, to an ongoing sidewalk project. As many as nine schoolage children were reported to live in the area and would be able to use the proposed sidewalk extension, according toBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Two people spent Sunday night in a cold-weather shelter at the First United Methodist Church of Niceville. They were the first to use the Twin Cities new cold-night homeless-shelter program since its inauguration Dec. 1, said Sam Hays, coordinator. In addition to Sunday, cold shelters in Niceville were open Dec. 1, 7, 8 and 9, but no one sought refuge, said Hays. The volunteer-staffed program, which rotates the shelters location among three churches depending on the day of the week, provides a place to sleep and a hot dinner, a hot breakfast, a box lunch. On Sunday a transient who said he was heading for Texas was the first to seek shelter from the cold, Santa s helpersSome 40 charitable and family service groups from Okaloosa and Walton counties came to two pickup points in Niceville Dec. 14-15 where they loaded nearly 400 bicycles and about 15,000 toys and other presents for needy children. The toys were collected through the Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots program, cosponsored this year by the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors. Left, volunteer Sammy Cart loads bikes to be distributed by Families First. Beacon photo by Del Lessard By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent A new streetlight will soon be installed near Bluewater Elementary School. During the Dec. 13 meeting of the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) board of directors, board member Doug Burgess said that the estimated cost of installing the streetlight had dropped by a factor of 10 since the boards Nov. 8 meeting, when board members said they would challenge what they believed to be a price estimate of $14,000 received from the Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (Chelco), which installs and operates streetlamps throughout Bluewater Bay. The light, to be installed at Bluewater Boulevard and Range Road, would be mainly intended to improve safety for children walking to and from school, especially in the late fall and winter, when it is still dark during early morning hours. During the Dec. 13 MSBU meeting, Burgess said that he recently received a call from a Chelco official who said he had read a Nov. 16 Bay Beacon story, and called Burgess to say the original $14,000 cost estimate had been in error by one decimal point, so that the actual cost estimate should have been $1,400 to install the light, a tenth of the original figure. The error occurred in MSBU paperwork, according to Chelco. After hearing of the new estimate, Burgess and his fellow board members voted to move ahead with the streetlight project. They did not say when By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Niceville City Council is having second thoughts about its decision to renew its trash and recyclables collection contract with Waste Management Inc. without seeking competitive bids. The council had voted Nov. 8 to renew the citys contract with Waste Management, but changed its position during its Dec. 13 meeting, after hearing from Rory Cassedy, local municipal services manager of Republic Services Inc., a Phoenix, Ariz.-based company that wants to compete for the contract. Briefing the city council Dec. 13, Cassedy showed a 64-gallon wheeled bin for collecting 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 21, 2011 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 5014 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts Please see TRASH, page A-3 Please see SHELTER, page A-2 Please see SIDEWALK, page A-3 Please see SCHOOL, page A-5 Born the King of Angels COMINGUPBluewater man seeks county postBeacon photo by Del Lessard The Valparaiso Assembly of God church treated visitors last weekend to a reenactment of the first Christmas night in a simple stable more than 2,000 years ago. Above, angel Toya Losinger, 5. Niceville reconsiders no-bid award of trash pact2 seek shelter from cold under new programWednesday, 6:00 p.m. The Emerald Coast Saltwater Seminar Series, presented by the Ships Chandler & Half Hitch Tackle, will host a free Winter Bottom fishing seminar and dinner at Northlight Marina, Niceville. The free buffet dinner will also have a cash bar and free raffle. The event is open to the public. Info: 384-7737 or 516-0709.Saturday, 4:30 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran Church of Niceville offers three different services on Christmas Eve. 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 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. Info: 678-1298.Saturday, 7 p.m. It is the 21st year of the Niceville First Presbyterian Churchs Christmas Eve celebration, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. This adaptation 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. Info: 678-2521.Nightly, 6 p.m. The 4th annual Geek Lights on the Corner Christmas light and music show will run to Dec. 31. The free shows take place nightly at the corner of Bluewater Bay Boulevard and Antiqua Way in Bluewater Bay. Shows begin on the hour and half hour starting at 6 p.m., with the last show starting at 9:30 p.m. Sun.-Thur. and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.Calendar, B-2 School to get streetlight The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Please see SEEKS, page A-4By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Bluewater Bay resident Aaron Weinstock, 33, is prefiled as a Republican candidate for the District 5 seat on the Okaloosa County Commission. Weinstock is a paralegal for a Niceville law firm and also owns and operates a Webbased business, a distributorship for specialty meats in the Southeast. Weinstock said he has been certified Aaron Weinstock

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Page A-2 Wednesday, December 21, 2011 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Beacon photo Volunteers on Dec. 1 staffed a cold-weather shelter at First United Methodist Church of Niceville. Twin Cities churches have since operated cold shelters on Dec. 7, 8, 9 and 18. The first four nights found no takers as volunteers continued to publicize the new program. Two people sought shelter Dec. 18. Merry Christmas to all!Hays said. Later in the evening police officers dropped off a woman whom they found in the area of the regional airport, he said. After the program was initiated Dec. 1 at the Methodist church, the shelter was opened Dec. 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Valparaiso when temperatures were again forecast to drop below 40 degrees. The cold wave persisted Dec. 8 and 9, and the shelter was open both nights at the Methodist church. No one sought shelter on any of the first four nights. The First Baptist Church of Niceville, which has volunteered to host a shelter on Monday nights, has not been activated because temperatures havent been low enough on Mondays so far this month. Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, First Presbyterian and St. Pauls Lutheran also support the program with volunteers. While some may believe that the Twin Cities area doesnt have any homeless, theyd be wrong, Hays said. He said Niceville merchants have told him about homeless people sleeping near their stores at night, including one couple camped in the woods. Rangers at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park believe that a transient family camping in a pickup truck at the park may be homeless because their fee was paid by local churches, Hays said. The Niceville-Valparaiso cold weather shelter program is a cooperative effort of local churches under the direction of the Okaloosa Walton Continuum of Care, chaired by Judy Byrne Riley, Niceville. The organization runs similar, older programs in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview and DeFuniak Springs. Riley said flyers have been prepared to spread the word about the new shelter program in Niceville and Valparaiso. Volunteers have passed out flyers at local gas stations, dollar stores, morning restaurants, churches, and Sharing and Caring, Riley said. The handout lists the conditions for opening a shelter, and shelter locations, dates and hours. On Sundays, Thursdays and Fridays when the thermometer dips below 40 degrees overnight, a shelter will be open between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. at Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 Partin Drive South (678-4411). If such cold weather is forecast on a Monday, the shelter will at the Niceville First Baptist Church, 622 Bayshore Drive, (678-4062). On Wednesdays the function will be filled by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Emerald Coast, 1295 N. Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso (678-7197). No shelter is available in the Twin Cities on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The program is seeking other churches to volunteer their facilities one night a week. Temperatures in the Twin Cities are not forecast to drop below 40 degrees the remainder of this week. SHELTERFrom page A-1 Last Minute Gift Ideas AleraTMby Resound$800 OFF MJ Stiles NBC-HIS, ABOC The Merchants Walk Bluewater Bay 4400 Hwy. 20 East Suite 211 Niceville, FL 32578 connects you to your world ReSound AleraTM61with wireless optionsReSound AleraTM60 Strong and Clear wireless connections to your TV and phone.www.bayareabetterhearing.com HIGH QUALITY LOW PRICES EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE (Not affiliated with Niceville Hearing Center) CALL 850-279-4545 NOWfor yourFREE HEARING EVALUATION and DEMONSTRATION OF THIS STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY12 months no interest financing now availableRetired Military Family G iv e the G ift of Be tt er Hea ring & Understanding this Season Mid-Bay Plaza Bluewater Bay897-4466Just in time forChristmas:Great stocking stuffers Gift Certificates15% OffAll Retail Products15% OffAll Retail Products Find us on GOLDBUYERS on Eglin Pkwy Just HONEST cash paid for your old or unwanted gold and silver Guaranteed!NO loans...NO Antiques...NO Titles...NO Interest!Come to our Safe & Clean showroom We are not a Pawn Shop.We pay CASH! 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householdrecyclabl es. He said Republics curbside, machineemptied single-stream recycling program could save the city $75,000 a year. Part of the savings would come from reduced manpower costs with automated pickups, he said. In addition, the larger recycling cartsinstead of the 18-gallon, hand-emptied, curbside bins used by Waste Management would increase household participation, cutting the citys dump costs, he said. However, Waste Management representative Larry Jones also spoke to the city council, noting that his Houston-based company already does single-steam recycling, and plans to begin introducing 96-gallon machine-emptied containers in a pilot program in 2012, eventually replacing the smaller bins now in use. After hearing from both companies, the council decided to await more information before making a final decision on the contract. City Attorney Dixie Powell said that although the city had acted legally in its original decision to renew Waste Managements contract without seeking quotes from competitors, it also could reverse that decision in order to examine alternatives. The council voted unanimously to postpone a final decision on the contract until next month. Although the contract does not officially come up for renewal until October 2012, Waste Management pressed for early renewal in return for a pledge not to raise prices in 2012, plus a 15percent discount for senior citizens to begin at an unspecified date. Waste Management has held Nicevilles exclusive franchise to pick up and dispose of residential garbage since November 1993, and commercial garbage since November 1992. Previously the citys sanitation department was responsible for all garbage and trash service in the city. The city council has sought competitive bids only once, when the contract was awarded to Waste Management 18 years ago. The city has renewed the agreement three times since thenalways with Waste Management and always without allowing competitors to bid for the job. In Niceville, all customer billing is done through the city. In other business Dec. 13, the city council heard from financial consultant Bill Fray, of Fray Municipal Securities, who recommended that the city refinance $5 million in existing bonds, in the form of lower interest bank loans. The new loans, he said, would be similar to other borrowings the city has recently made to refinance other bonds at lower interest. The new loans, Fray said, would be with North Carolinabased Branch Bank & Trust, commonly known as BB&T, the same bank that has issued the other refinancing loans. After hearing Frays presentation, the council unanimously voted to proceed with the refinancing. Powell thanked Fray for his efforts on behalf of the city, saying Fray has done a remarkable job in helping the city save money. During reports to the council by city department heads, Fire Chief Tommy Mayville said the fire department saved two lives in November. One of these, he said, was a man trapped inside a burning house who was rescued by firefighters. The other was a woman who had suffered a cardiac arrest and was revived by firefighters before being transported to a hospital by ambulance. Public Works Director Bruce Price listed several infrastructure projects at or nearing completion throughout the city. These include construction of a new sewage pumping station, and a new storm water drainage project near Dana Point, a part of the city susceptible to flooding due to its low elevation and proximity to Boggy Bayou. City Manager Lannie Corbin thanked municipal employees for their work installing the citys holiday light displays near the city hall and elsewhere. Corbin also told the council that after receiving questions about a housing development approved by the city council last month, he had rechecked information about the accessibility of the planned development to emergency vehicles. The development, requested by Mike Parish, was opposed by some neighbors who stated that it included narrower than usual rights of way for streets. Corbin said that after rechecking the data available, he had confirmed that the planned streets would provide safe access to emergency vehicles as originally stated. The development, off Valparaiso Boulevard between Thomas and Harper, includes four lots, which are being annexed from the county into the city. Four houses are expected to be built. Corbin also recommended annual Christmas bonuses for city employees, ranging from $175 to $300, depending on each employees length of service to the city. Corbin said the bonuses had been previously budgeted for by the city council. The council unanimously approved the bonus recommendation. Beacon Staff Writer The Bay Beacons production staff has won three awards in the Florida Press Associations annual weeklynewspaper advertising contest. First place in the small retailer category was won by graphic artist Mike Lewis, for an ad for Barts Home Repair. Third place in the entertainment and dining category was won by graphic artist Candice Legge, for an ad for Willingham Seafood. Third place in the professional medical category was won by Candice Legge, for an ad for Mid-Bay Dental. The awards were earned in the 15,000-and-over circulation category, the FPAs largest. These awards exemplify the outstanding work the Beacons production staff do for our advertisers all year, said Stephen Kent, publisher. Mike Lewis Candice Leggecity officials. A state grant is paying for a four-month construction project that is adding nearly three miles of sidewalks on neighborhood streets in the vicinity of Lewis School. The $372,000 construction project got underway in September and is expected to be completed next month. Sidewalks on some of the residential streets have been opposed by some residents since the project was first proposed over a year ago. First, Indian Shores subdivision residents successfully got planned sidewalks removed from their neighborhood, then resident petitions succeeded in deleting sidewalks planned for South Bayshore Drive. The commission also recently deleted planned sidewalks for Rose Court and Vine Street at the request of a citizen. City Administrator Carl Scott told commissioners last week that the Florida Department of Transportation would allow the city to spend the additional $23,000 needed to design a proposed sidewalk extension on the east side of Grandview between Jasmine Avenue and Kelly Lane. City Engineer Roy Petrey said the project design needed to get the go-ahead as soon as possible in order to construct the additional sidewalk before the construction contractor finishes in mid-January. Joe Morgan, Bayshore Drive, who is running for city commission, suggested during the meeting that officials first contact the estimated six to nine homeowners who would have been affected. Commissioners unanimously approved the sidewalk addition with the caveat that at least 50 percent of the property owners approve. Scott was directed to contact the owners. By Friday he reported that the majority of homeowners affected opposed the proposed sidewalks, killing the plan. In other business at their Dec. 12 meeting commissioners approved a Christmas bonus of $100 for each of the citys 74 fulland part-time employees, regardless of seniority. The proposal was made by Commissioner Neal Shermer. Last year Christmas bonuses of $100 were given only to full-time employees with at least a year of employment, with lesser amounts for part-time and newer employees. Mayor Bruce Arnold had suggested that full-time employees this year receive $150, with parttime and newer employees getting bonuses of between $35 and $75, the same as last year. The mayors bonus proposal would cost about $2,000 more than leaving the bonus the same as last year. By a 4-1 vote commission preferred Shermers plan, which will cost an additional $900. SIDEWALKFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, December 21, 2011 Page A-3 Call or visit us today!POWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 Beacon wins 3 ad awards Oak Creek Shopping Center Niceville 678-1593 9-7 Mon.-Sat. www.bayoubookcompany.com Since 1986Come visit us & enjoy the beautiful music of local harpistSamantha Horn.Saturday, December 24th Beginning at noon TRASHFrom page A-1 Republic ServicesRepublic Services Inc. said that if it wins Niceville s garbage-collection contract, it will operate five low-emission trucks and improve recycling collections. Law Office of SAMUEL M. PEEK Estate Planning & Probate Wills & Living Trusts Powers of Attorney Health Care Directives Business Corporations & LLCSamuel 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.

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by the Florida Bar as a registered paralegal, is an associate member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is a member of the National Rifle Association. This is his first run for public office. Weinstock said that he is running as the fresh and youthful voice for the constituents of Okaloosa County. The county needs a new and different voice from just a regular and everyday person who wants to see a change in the political environment, Weinstock stated. I want to see business grow and succeed in the county without hindrances of big government. He listed four goals: Less government intervention in business and personal affairs. Balanced budget. Campaign reform. Work on issues to strengthen local economy. Weinstock said he has lived in Niceville since 1984. He graduated from Niceville High School in 1996 and has worked as a restaurant manager, paralegal and selfemployed businessman. He said he took classes at Okaloosa-Walton Community College in 1997 and in 2009. He said he plans to return to the school, now Northwest Florida State College, in January, and to pursue a degree in meteorology at Florida State University. Weinstock and his wife, Kristin, have two daughters: Mikaela, 4, and Natalie, 19 months. The District 5 County Commission seat is held by James Campbell, a Niceville Republican who said earlier this year that he doesnt plan to seek a third four-year term. Other prefiled candidates for the seat are Felix Beukenkamp, Bluewater Bay, Larry Hines, Destin, and Charles K. (Kelly) Windes, Destin. All are Republicans. Prefiling allows candidates to begin raising campaign money. Qualifying for county office is scheduled from noon June 4 to noon June 8, 2012. The primary election is set for Aug. 14, 2012, with the general election Nov. 6. Page A-4 Wednesday, December 21, 2011 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Merry Christmas 850-892-2111 www.chelco.com Make sure any extension cords with outdoor Give the gift of qualityAce tools make the perfect gift for the do-it-yourselfer. Theyve been engineered to the highest standards of durability and performance and theyre guaranteed to equal or exceed the quality of the big national brands. So stock their workshop with the tools they can always count on Ace.33_111181_1209 4550-A Hwy. 20 E. Niceville897-7711234 Racetrack Rd. N.E. Ft. Walton Beach862-3169622 W. John Sims Pkwy. Niceville678-4222Happy Holidays Seasons Greetings from Seasons Greetings fromAgents Pictured from left to right: Dawn Putynkowski (Office Manager), Kevin Kelleher (Property Manager), Bobbie Housand (Broker), Amanda Housand, Kurt Buchanan, Stacey Driver, Bobbi Davis, Marilyn Clark. Not Pictured: Ginny Lee Deptula, Marcella Phelps, Crystal Donaldson, Hillary Olds.A Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to You & Yours!Visit our website at www.EmeraldDunesRealEstate.com or our office at 902 C Palm Blvd. S (near Subway) in Niceville, or give us a call at (850) 678-5498.Seasons Greetings from Beacon photo by Del LessardThieves strike creche 2nd timeThieves struck again at Nicevilles highway Nativity display during the night of Dec. 13. They stole a doll that was substituting for a figure of the baby Jesus which had itself been stolen the night before from the crche at the triangle at John Sims Parkway and Highway 85 North. Also stolen were the figures of a shepherd and a sheep. When the original infant figure was stolen Dec. 12, a city worker donated his daughter s doll as a replacement. When the doll disappeared, another doll, pictured on Dec. 15, was donated by the Methodist Churchs Niceville thrift store. I m still hoping they ll bring it back, said Connie Naftel, a Niceville resident who helps the city decorate for Christmas every year. SEEKSFrom page A-1 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax: 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistMike LewisGraphic ArtistIgnacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistDan EwbankAdvertising RepresentativeDeborah TiptonReceptionistKaron DeyBookkeeper Marie RodriguezEditorial Assistant The 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.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentAdvertising Director

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, December 21, 2011 Page A-5 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHERGavin Farmer, 6, Niceville Kaitlyn McLeod, 6, Niceville Harrison Dorsett, 10, Niceville Blake Robinson, 10, Niceville I love Santa Claus. The part I like best about Christmas is eating the big dinner. It s my favorite time of the year, because you get to put lights on the house, and go to church. I like to spend time with family and friends. Ronald Gurney, 6, Niceville I like giving people presents. Last night we gave a bike to someone we didn t even know. I get to spend time with my family. I like Christmas because we get presents.Mike GriffithWhat do you think about Christmas?Jenna Nelson, 8, Valparaiso Location: Niceville/Valparaiso Christmas Parade Gabby Farmer, 6, NicevilleWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.they expect it to be completed. Also during the Dec. 13 meeting, MSBU board member Dave Strunk said he plans to check with the Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections on requirements for residents to register to run for the MSBU board next year. In 2012, Strunk said, all five of the current board members plan to run for reelection. Although the normal fouryear MSBU board terms are staggered, during the coming year all five seats will be on the ballot because some previous members left their positions prior to the end of their terms and were replaced by people appointed by other board members. These seats automatically are placed on the ballot during the next election. In another matter, some board members expressed concern over the plans of Bluewater Bay resident Neville Edinborough to address the Jan. 10 meeting of the Okaloosa County Commission. Edinborough is an advocate of building a new sidewalk along Bay Drive near the Bluewater Bay Marina to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. A previous plan for a cooperative project between the MSBU and Okaloosa County to build such a sidewalk was rejected by the commission last month as too costly, but Edinborough plans to ask the commission to reconsider. During the Dec. 13 meeting, Burgess and Joe Jellison, another MSBU member, said they are concerned that Edinborough might be misperceived as representing the MSBU when he speaks to the county commission, especially since the MSBU has its own monthly meeting that day and may not be able to send a representative to the county commission meeting to represent the boards official position. MSBU member Joan McCarthy, however, said Edinborough will be acting as a private citizen and is free to address the county commission. Board member Dale Blanchard said that although Edinborough will not be speaking officially for the MSBU, the panel has already made it clear to the county that it continues to favor the sidewalk plan. Jellison then said that the $40,000 originally set aside by the MSBU to buy materials for the sidewalk is still available, so that if Edinborough succeeds in persuading the county commission to approve the project, the MSBU should be happy to let it fly. In other business, board members said a request from some Bluewater Bay residents to add some Christmas decorations to the east side of the Woodlands and White Point Road intersection, to match existing decorations on the west side, will be addressed next year, as it is too late to add more decorations for this Christmas season. In addition, a new sign showing the location of the Bluewater Garden Clubs native plant trail at Caribbean Way and Bluewater Boulevard has been made and will soon be installed. The next MSBU meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Jan. 10, at the golf clubhouse at 1950 Bluewater Boulevard. SCHOOLFrom page A-1 Merry Christmas Catholic Church 1200 Valparaiso Blvd 850-678-7813 Mass Times Mass Times December 24 December 24 Childrens Liturgy Childrens Liturgy 4:00 pm 4:00 pm Evening Evening 6:00 pm 6:00 pm Vigil Vigil 10:00 pm 10:00 pm December 25 December 25 Christmas Day Christmas Day 10:00 am 10:00 am ANNASBRIDAL& FORMAL Panhandle Title, Inc. M M . A A . Z Z i i n n g g D D a a n n c c e e w w e e a a r r HOLLYWOODNAILS Sun HutTanning Anyar, Inc. COOKEInsurance Agency MINDSITEGROUPTHAISawadee CuisineUNLIMITED EYEWEAR For rental information, call 678-4146. 1145 E. John Sims Parkway Niceville FOR LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS, VISIT THESE MERCHANTS. Would like to thank all of its tenants and customers for another wonderful year. We hope the coming year will be the best for every one of you, and we wish you a Happy Holiday!~Parkway East Management~ T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n Eglin Flyer Parkway East Shopping Center Frank Walker, Agent SUNCARERespiratory ServicesSPACE AVAILABLE

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ArrestsChase Brandon Stewart, a painter, 27, of 643 Calhoun Ave., Destin, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Dec. 1 on a charge of petit theft that allegedly occurred Oct. 21 at a Bluewater Bay business, 290 Yacht Club Drive. * Robert Leif ALii Aloh Lauderdale, 25, of 1703 15th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Dec. 8 on a charge of failure to appear on the original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. * A 17-year-old boy from Santa Rosa Beach was arrested by sheriffs deputies Dec. 8 on drug charges and for driving on a suspended license. A deputy reported seeing the boy driving a sports car on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College Dec. 1. The boy was arrested, subsequent to a Dec. 8 traffic stop at Benton Avenue and Highway 20, Niceville, on additional charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of controlled substance without a prescription, two counts. While searching the boy, deputies located three plastic bags inside a blue jean bag rolled up inside the boys boxer shorts. Two of the plastic bags contained approximately 3.5 grams of marijuana and the other contained MDMA and suspected psilocybin mushrooms. The boy allegedly admitted to selling marijuana on the NWFSC campus, and other areas of Okaloosa and Walton counties. He also allegedly admitted to selling the mushrooms and said this was his first time selling MDMA. * Theresa Marie Haynes, 45, of 616 Ginko Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Dec. 8 on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. * David Joseph Archer, unemployed, 29, of 211 Deer Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriffs deputies Dec. 6 on charges of violation of probation on original charges of driving while license suspended or revoked, habitual offender, and failure to redeliver leased property $300 or over. Archer was also charged with failure to appear in drug court on the same two original charges. * Ryan Christopher Brown, 26, of 1402 29th St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 7 on charges of grand theft and uttering false instruments. On Nov. 14 a family member reported that Brown had stolen her business ATM card and had used it without her permission to withdraw a total of $1,164. On Nov. 26 the victim reported that Brown had stolen some checks and forged her signature on seven checks that were then cashed for a total of $620. * Jason Arthur Denny, 36, of 500 Kelly Road, #141, Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 14 on charges of domestic battery by strangulation, kidnapping and violation of an injunction to have no contact with the victim. * Kelsey N. Anderson, 20, of 1619 26th St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 12 on a charge of domestic violence battery. * Daniel Ware Bisbee, 57, of 431 Morningbird Court, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 11 on a charge of possession of child pornography. On June 3, 2011, during an undercover Internet operation, an offer to share images of child pornography was traced to a computer at Bisbees address,. A search warrant was subsequently executed at Bisbees residence July 21 and his computer was seized. Police found images of child pornography on two of Bisbees computer hard drives.TheftsOn Dec. 2 the owner of a 12foot jon boat reported that unknown person(s) stole the boats 15 hp, outboard motor, 12-volt marine battery and threegallon red plastic gas tank. The boat had been moored at a marina, 290 Yacht Club Drive, where the victim found that the dock lines and a steel cable and padlock that had been used to secure the boat to the dock had been cut or removed. The thief apparently used paddles on the boat to row it to a boat ramp where the boat was discovered, without motor and other gear, about 200 yards from the slip. * A Valparaiso resident was apparently scammed out of nearly $3,000 when she attempted to purchase a vehicle for her grandson online. The grandson found the vehicle on Craigslist and the victim contacted the purported seller, who claimed he was stationed in Las Vegas, was preparing to be deployed overseas and needed to sell his vehicle, a 2005 Nissan Altima, which was in Kentucky. The scammer requested the transaction go through eBay motors. An apparent accomplice, claiming to be an employee of eBay motors, directed the victim to use Western Union to wire the $2,991 price to an address in Las Vegas, which the victim did Dec. 6. After getting no confirmation that the money had been received the victim contacted Valparaiso police. Using the vehicles VIN number, police confirmed the vehicle was owned by someone else in Kentucky. The address provided by the scammer turned out to be a gambling business in Las Vegas. The information was turned over to the fraud department of the Las Vegas police. * A Valparaiso business, 481 S. John Sims Parkway, reported Dec. 8 that two orders placed with the store via the stores website were fraudulent. On Oct. 18 a supposed customer reportedly from Fort Lauderdale ordered 10 tools at a cost of $1,884. On Oct. 26 the business got another order for a customer at the same address but using a different credit card ordering six more tools for $1,163. On Nov. 25 the local business got a charge back from the credit card processor saying the charge was not authorized by the card holder. The store did not process a third order it received for eight more tools received Dec. 5. Police looked at copies of both transactions and determined the Internet address from which the first order was placed originated in Brazil. The second orders address was tracked back to an unknown location in Maryland. The Fort Lauderdale address that the tools were shipped to was a store called My US Shop n Ship. * A Niceville resident reported that he reviewed his business bank statement online Dec. 8 and discovered an unauthorized $980 withdrawal. The bank, located in Destin, told the victim the next day that the money was sent to Western Union, but could not determine where the money was sent. The bank requested the victim report the fraud so he could be reimbursed by the bank. * A Niceville resident from the 500 block of Ruckel Drive reported that unknown person(s) burglarized his residence Dec. 11 and stole a rifle, laptop computer, digital camera and a brief case. Entry was gained by breaking a window and removing a screen. An unsuccessful attempt to enter through a rear, sliding glass door was also made, breaking the outer pane of glass and leaving pry marks on the jamb near the locking latch. * A Niceville resident who left her car in the parking lot of the Oak Creek shopping center overnight Dec. 12-13 reported that unknown person(s) burglarized the vehicle and stole two video games, a bottle of prescription medication, a pair of tights, a phone charger and other miscellaneous items.Criminal mischiefUnknown person(s) broke the center rear window of a pickup truck parked in the 300 block of 22nd Street, while the owner was away, it was reported Dec. 8. OtherTwo 17-year-old girls, both unemployed, one from Niceville and the other from Valparaiso, were issued criminal summonses by sheriffs deputies Dec. 9, each charged with retail theft. The Niceville girl was allegedly observed concealing then leaving the Kohls Department Store, 800 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, without paying for a jacket, three pairs of silver earrings, leggings, pants and jeans, valued in total at $269. At the same time, date and place the Valparaiso teenager was allegedly observed concealing two pair of jeans, two silver necklaces and a sweatshirt then attempting to leave without paying the $257 value of the merchandise. Both teens are now scheduled to appear in court Dec. 27. 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 December 12, 2011 through December 18, 2011. 0 Structure Fire 15 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire 4 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire 0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn 6 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms 1 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time N. Partin Drive.............................Medical......................................12/12/11..............07:59 Florida Street...............................Medical......................................12/13/11..............00:07 N. Partin Drive.............................Medical......................................12/13/11..............05:28 Abbott Circle................................Medical......................................12/13/11..............11:46 Morningbird Court.......................Service Call...............................12/13/11..............16:17 Kelly Road...................................Medical......................................12/14/11..............02:47 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical......................................12/14/11..............08:41 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical......................................12/14/11..............15:25 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash............................12/14/11..............18:39 McEwen Drive.............................Medical......................................12/15/11..............0441 Peachtree Way...........................Medical......................................12/15/11..............08:06 College Blvd................................Alarm Activation........................12/15/11..............12:23 2nd Street....................................Medical......................................12/15/11..............12:44 Twin Cities Blvd...........................Medical......................................12/15/11..............14:26 Edgewater Drive.........................Medical......................................12/15/11..............22:05 Dana Pointe Drive......................Cancelled...................................12/16/11..............09:04 S. Partin Drive.............................Medical......................................12/16/11..............12:30 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Alarm Activation........................12/16/11..............15:26 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash............................12/17/11..............10:54 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash............................12/17/11..............11:39 Reeves Street.............................Service Call...............................12/17/11..............1943 SR85N @ SR123.......................Vehicle Crash............................12/18/11..............04:20 Woodlow Road...........................Medical......................................12/18/11..............09:40 Boyd Circle..................................Medical......................................12/18/11..............1224 Juniper Avenue...........................Alarm Activation........................12/18/11..............18:20 26th Street...................................Natural Gas Leak......................12/18/11..............19:27North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 11, 2011 through December 19, 2011. Street Situation Date Time Armadillo Trail.......................Medical assist EMS.........................12/11/11...............16:38 Balmoral Drive......................Water or steam leak........................12/12/11..............09:29 Cat Mar Road.......................EMS call, excluding vehicle............12/12/11..............15:42 Merchants Way....................EMS call, excluding vehicle............12/12/11..............16:33 White Point Road.................Public service assistance................12/13/11..............02:50 White Point Road.................EMS call, excluding vehicle............12/13/11..............05:48 North White Point Road.......EMS call, excluding vehicle............12/13/11..............13:33 Birkdale Circle......................Medical assist EMS.........................12/14/11..............19:23 Windlake Drive.....................Rescue, EMS incident....................12/14/11..............22:59 White Point Road.................EMS call, excluding vehicle............12/14/11..............23:02 White Point Road.................EMS call, excluding vehicle............12/15/11..............14:59 White Point Court.................Service call, other............................12/16/11..............10:25 Ida Coon circle.....................EMS call, excluding vehicle............12/17/11..............15:02 North Lakeshore Drive.........Motor vehicle accident....................12/17/11..............18:30 State Road 293....................Outside rubbish, trash or waste.....12/19/11..............00:21 Merchants Way....................EMS call, excluding vehicle............12/19/11..............07:04 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Page A-6 Wednesday, December 21, 2011 THEBAYBEACON 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. 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For 17 years the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and ValparaisoALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Sunset Caf would like to welcome you to their new location next to Coastal Bank in Valparaiso. For the past five years, owners Jim and Shirley have been offering homestyle breakfast and lunch menu items to their patrons from the Valparaiso, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, and surrounding areas. Regulars are often served their drinks at their favorite table while entering. Shirley, her daughter Cheryl, and the staff know their local customers well. Its this personalized service that keep many returning. We have many loyal customers that have been with us from the beginning, says Shirley. Sunset Caf offers a variety of typical menu breakfast items that include: French toast, hotcakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, and eggs prepared any way you like them. In addition, Sunset Caf has a couple specialty items that include: breakfast burritos, Monster Omelets and breakfast Layered In A Bowl. Their Layered In A Bowls are sure to satisfy the heartiest appetite! These complete breakfast bowls can have anything from eggs, bacon, chopped sausages, hash browns, cheese, fried potatoes, grits, biscuits, and gravy. For those with a larger appetite try their well-known Monster Omelet. Its packed with an array of meats, cheese, hash, and Sunsets homemade salsa. Sunset Cafs homemade salsa is also a perfect condiment for their signature breakfast burritos. The breakfast burritos are filled with hash browns, eggs, cheese, onions, and meats all wrapped in a large flour tortilla, then grilled. Breakfast is served all day, but if you are in the mood for lunch, youve got to try one of their burgers or homemade chicken salad. We make exceptional burgers! says Shirley. These thick, juicy burgers can be topped with an assortment of toppings such as mushrooms, onions, and bacon. Paired with Shirleys fresh-cut homefries or homemade onion rings dipped in beer batter, your cravings are bound to be satisfied. Additional lunch menu items offer an array of appetizers, sandwich basket combos, great wings, wraps, salads, side items, and soups. All soups and chili are made from scratch as well as her special salsa and wing sauce recipes. Free WiFi and complimentary music by jukebox makes Sunset Caf a perfect place to sit, enjoy a hot meal, and relax. Shirley would like everyone to know Sunsets new location has increased seating capacity which allows for accommodation of several large groups at once. Parties and special events can also be accommodated. Sunset Caf is now located on 318 Valparaiso Parkway in Valparaiso between Chicago Ave. and State St. Hours are Monday Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday Sunday from 7 a.m. 3 p.m. Orders are available for dine-in or carryout. Call ahead for quicker service at 678-2127. Also, banquet and catering services are provided upon request with menus customized for up to 140 guests. Advertising Feature by Gerri Norris Sunset CafNew Location for Homestyle Cookin Made to Order New location open 7 days a week at 318 Valparaiso Pkwy. in Valparaiso, Florida. Spacious dining room can seat up to 100 people or more. Great for group parties. Superior Residences 2300 N. Partin Drive, NicevilleSuperioralf.com (850) 897-2244Specializing in all types of Memory Care Assisted Living with 24 Hour Nursing Care Respite Stays Day Stays Assisted Living 11712 BEEF TENDERLOIN TIPS with a Marsala Mushroom Sauce PAN SAUTEED CHICKEN BREAST Topped with Crabmeat, Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce JUMBO FRIED SHRIMP PECAN CRUSTED CATCH OF THE DAYEarly Bird Specials $9.954:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7 Days a Week 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.comHOURS: 10:45 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 10:45 a.m. 9:30 Fri. 11:30 a.m. 9:30 Sat. 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Rocky Bayou Christian School placed second in the middle school level and ninth in the high school level for the state at the fall 2011 Knowledge Master Open. The middle school group was led by Captain Ben Esses and computer operator Abigail Alldredge. Team members include Seth Kerstein, Charis Allen, Dylan Paskell, Marcus Fort, Dylan Josey, Steven Lowmiller, Zach Johns and Logan Hughes. When asked about the impressive victory, Brian Alldredge, the group sponsor, noted, As you work with students, you want to see them make progress on the road to maturity. This was virtually the same group of students that we had last year. What a difference a year makes! Alldredge added, The students were calmer and worked better together. They are a bright group, learning valuable lessons that make them a great team. Other local schools that placed in the open were: Niceville High School, third high school in the state; Ruckel Middle School, seventh middle school in the state; and Lewis School, tenth middle school in the state. The Knowledge Master Open is a challenging, low-cost academic competition in which teams of students compete nationally and internationally without leaving their own schools. The KMO began in 1983 with 72 schools and now attracts over 3,000 schools and 45,000 participants from the U.S. and several foreign countries. The Rocky Bayou middle school team meets every Tuesday at lunch to go over the weekly KMO quiz questions from the website, greatauk.com. 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 2 2 1 1 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 Students excel at Knowledge Master OpenRocky wins second in Florida middle school teams Students at the middle school level from Rocky Bayou Christian School placed second in the state at the Knowledge Master Open for fall 2011. Kaila Muriera Gail SilvaniNursing graduates honored at ceremony The Nursing programs at Northwest Florida State College held a pinning ceremony December 13 to recognize the 13 students who completed the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and 13 students who completed the Associate of Science in Nursing degree during the Fall term. Associate of Science graduates are qualified to take the Registered Nursing (RN) licensure exam. Recognized at the ceremony with Associate of Science in Nursing degrees were Niceville residents, Kaila Muriera and Gail Silvani. The NWF State College nursing faculty expressed special thanks to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center for donating the nursing pins for the ceremony. Since 1880, graduates of U.S. schools of nursing have received pins from their nursing director that identifies them, even more conspicuously than their diplomas, as distinct representatives of their institution. The tradition of the nursing school pin has evolved for more than a century, with origins dating to 1855 when Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, received a specially designed brooch from Queen Victoria. Much like a regimental badge, the pin was a testimony to Nightingale's allegiance, character, purpose and inspiration for her service to soldiers during the Crimean War. Ruckel science fairThe annual Ruckel Middle School Science Fair was held Dec. 6 in the Ruckel Middle School cafeteria. There were over 140 projects in 14 different categories. The Regional Science Fair will take place Feb. 8-9 at the Northwest Florida Fair Grounds. Beacon photoOpus One spreads holiday spirit with songOpus One, Niceville High School's select chorus, performed carols for the Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso at Northwest Florida State College Thursday. Opus One has spread Christmas joy in 24 performances this holiday season.Lewis employees of the yearAmy Anderson (left) was named Lewis Schools teacher of the year. She is in her 6th year of teaching students with autism. The Non-Instructional employee of the year is Cathy Brogdon, who is the front office secretary. Stop by and see our great selection!4 MOREShopping Days!WoodWick Candles Naked Bee Lotions Poo Pourri Fashion Jewelry & More1124 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville (850) 897-4475 10% Military Discount STOREWIDE! 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks)Michelle Knudson Dr. Amanda Brenci Cathy Henriott Charles Henriott David Cox678-8876New glasses make great Christmas Gifts! Come see us today! Dont forget to have your childs eyes checked over the Christmas break.678-6211MERRYCHRISTMAS&HAPPYNEWYEAR!FromthegangatEyewearUnlimited&Dr.BrencisOffice

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Niceville blood drives The Wednesday, Dec. 21, blood drive scheduled at First Baptist Church Niceville has been cancelled. Other blood drives available through December are: Niceville United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2-8 p.m. Wal-Mart, Niceville on Thursday, Dec. 22, 12-6 p.m. Info: 862-4216. Patriotic Essay Contest The Twin Cities Elks Lodge of Niceville/Valparaiso announces the theme Why I am Proud to Pledge Allegiance to Our Flag for the 2011-2012 Grand Lodge Americanism Essay Contest for fifth through eighth grade students. Local prizes will be first and second place plaques. District, state and national prizes of savings bonds from $50 to $1,000 will be awarded in both divisions. Each entry will receive a certificate of participation. Contest ends Jan. 10. Info: 729-3557 or 897-4387. Angel Tree donations Leading up to Christmas, the Salvation Army has Angel Trees located in many retail locations. The community is invited to adopt these Angels and fill their Christmas wishes with presents. Many times these Angels get lost and the presents dont get returned for distribution to less fortunate children. Lee Automotive and Cumulus Broadcasting are stepping in to help The Salvation Army with their Lost Angels by collecting toys and non-perishable food items for the Angel Tree Program and food pantry. Donations may be made during regular business hours at Lee Automotive on John Sims Parkway in Niceville. Info: 243-2323. Santa Bash at Howl Howl at the Moon on Okaloosa Island hosts its annual Santa Bash benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast on Friday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. The evening will consist of Howl at the Moons comedic dueling pianos, drinks, dancing and prizes. Tickets are $10 and include two drinks, admission and one raffle ticket. Admission by reservation only, no tickets will be sold at the door. Info: 862-1616. 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 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. Info: 678-2521. Christmas Lady display The Christmas lady, Debbie Lewis, presents Animation in Motion at her 17th annual Christmas display. The event runs to Dec. 27 from 6-9 p.m. nightly at Radiant Life Church, 100A Hart St., Niceville. This year, over 600 animated dolls will be featured along with a Christmas village, scale model trains and a new layout. Info: 678-5355 or visit thenicevillechristmaslady.com. Christmas Reflections DeFuniak Springs hosts Christmas Reflections, evenings of lights and decorated seasonal characters to Dec. 31 at Lake DeFuniak, 5-9 p.m. Evening passes are $3 and children under 6 are admitted free. Info: 892-8500 or visit christ masreflections.com. Geek lights on the corner The 4th annual Geek Lights on the Corner Christmas light and music show will run to Dec. 31. The free shows take place nightly at the corner of Bluewater Boulevard and Antiqua Way in Bluewater Bay. Shows begin on the hour and half hour starting at 6 p.m., with the last show starting at 9:30 p.m. Sun.Thur. and 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Get more information by following the shows Facebook page, facebook.com/geeklightson thecorner. Parenting classes A parenting class is being offered on Wednesday evenings 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Niceville, Jan. 4Feb. 22. The class, entitled, Parenting is Heart Work, equips parents to touch the hearts of their children. Topics include: Teaching Kids to Listen and Follow Instructions, Correction Ideas that Touch the Heart, Attitude: A Window into a Childs Heart, plus much more. Info: 729-6914. Astronomy program Astronomy buffs of all ages will be entertained and educated at the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society meeting on Jan. 5 at the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College, room 140, building D, at 6:30 p.m. The free program will be presented by Alan Knothe, who has taught astronomy at the Hayden Planetarium, Okaloosa-Walton College and the Emerald Coast Science Center. Refreshments will be served. Open to the public. Info: 582-7064. 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. Niceville High Chorus 5k Niceville High School Chorus hosts its first annual Grand Staff 5k run/walk on Jan. 7 at 8:30 a.m. at Niceville High School. Entry fee is $15 through Dec. 31 by mail and $20 thereafter until the day of the race. Race day registration and packet pick-up will be at the high school from 7:15-8:15 a.m. The race will begin and finish near the high school, with Opus One and the Niceville High School Singers performing a variety of music for post-race entertainment. Info: 897-5174 or 803-2593.Page B-2 Wednesday, December 21, 2011 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. CHURCHDIRECTORY ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH1407 E. John Sims Parkway Niceville 678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.comTraditional candlelight closing at all services. Nursery provided at 4:30 and 7:30pm. Christmas Eve Worship ScheduleSaturday, December 24, 2011 With Christ, you are never alone. Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!Christmas Day -Sunday, December 25 One service at 10:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. The Family Celebration ServiceSpecial music and a dramatic presentation7:30 p.m. Service of the Word with Carols and Candles Sanctuary Choir with String/Woodwind Ensemble 11:00 p.m. Candlelight Holy Communion Greet Christmas morning in Liturgy and Sacrament with the Sanctuary Choir, Harp and Candlelight IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHChristmas Eve Services, Dec. 24th 5 p.m. Family Pageant | 8 p.m. Traditional Candlelight ServiceChristmas Day, Dec. 25th 10 a.m. Traditional Worship Service with Holy CommunionImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights | 6:30-8 p.m. @ The Shed Hang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org Pointing The Way To Jesus250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin| Church Office: 850-837-6324 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 CALENDAR2011 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Beacon photo by Del LessardArtist: Will paint for foodNiceville artist Terry Johnston is helping brighten Niceville's busiest thoroughfare, John Sims Parkway, with this whimsical mural on the exterior of an indoor flea market at the corner of Bayshore Drive, and another on a secondhand bookstore at the corner of Partin Drive. Johnston said both murals are works in progress. Photo by Jeffery GammonsChorale to hold auditionsThe Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale will hold individual auditions for new singers during the first week of January for the 2012 concert season. Tenors and basses are especially encouraged to audition. Contact Ms. Van Dam at vandaml@nwfsc.edu or 729-6009 to arrange an audition time or for further information. 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 Sunday Bible School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.Bluewater Community CHURCH897-2644 4580 RANGERD., NICEVILLECome Worship with Us! CelebrateCelebrateThe Birth Of ChristSaturday, December 24th 4:00 p.m. ~ Childrens Choir 7:00 p.m. ~ Vigil Ensemble2011Christmas Vigil Mass Christmas Midnight Masswith Carols beginning at 11:40 p.m.Dec. 24th/25th~ 12 midnightChristmas Day MassDec. 25th~10:30 a.m.No Mass at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 25thSolemnity of Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of GodSaturday ~ Dec. 31stat 5:30 p.m. Sunday ~ Jan. 1stat 7:30 & 10:30 a.m.O Come Let Us Adore Him 1028 White Point Rd., Niceville, FL 850-897-7797Our Parish Familyinvites YOU to come HOME for CHRISTMASand celebrate the BIRTH of CHRIST with US at ...and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means God is with us.-Matthew 1:23

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Johnson-ColemanLindsay Kay Johnson and Jacob Glen Coleman were united in marriage on Dec. 10 at Pulaski Heights Methodist Church of Little Rock, Ark. Reverend Britt Skarda performed the double ring ceremony. Lindsay is the daughter of Janet and Ruben Johnson of Niceville. She is a graduate of Niceville High School, the University of Arkansas Honors College, and currently completing residency requirements of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy doctoral program. The groom is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and is employed as a financial analyst for UAMS Department of Pediatrics and also pursuing a Juris Doctor at William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock. Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Maid of Honor Bitsy Miller, Matron of Honor Amber Bynum, Frankie Mohylski, Morgan Kelleher, Kirby Smith, Brittany Goings and Caitlin Simpson. The groom's father Cherb Coleman served as Best Man. Groomsmen were Jonathan Coleman, Lance Shirron, Zeke Ridout, Trey Shaw, Creighton Parker, and Andrew Johnson, brother of the bride. A reception was held at the historic Capital Hotel in Little Rock, with heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Music was provided by Phat Hat band of Baton Rouge, La. After a honeymoon trip to Mexico, the couple will reside in Little Rock, Ark. Thirty-six members of Ruckel Middle School band were selected for the 20112012 Okaloosa All County Band on Nov. 16. Each student had to play a series of scales and two prepared musical exercises. Students also had to demonstrate their sight reading skills by playing a short piece of music that they had never seen before the audition. The following 36 musicians from Ruckel Middle School were selected for the Okaloosa All County band (listed in alphabetical order): Daniel Abel, Krista Abel, Austin Babe, Hunter Brake, Claire Crist, Perrin Davis, Sarah Erickson, Evan Etheridge, Wesley Fleischmann, Anna Freeman, Julia Freeman, Olivia Glaze, Tevis Godfrey, Laura Harber, Meredith Hart, Jacob Jenkins, Ben Love, Devin Melancon, Abby Mistretta, Ryan Murphey, Liam O'Neil, Jane Park, Claire Ponder, Olivia Rackley, Drew Ratcliff, Jordyn Riley, Mara Riley, Carly Ritterband, Cari Sands, Taylor Schkolenko, Caroline Schreck, Carl Smeltz, Madeline Thompson, Alex Tolbert, Jaqueline Wallace and Gannon Woods. The students were led by RMS Band Director Eddie Steadman, who has been selected to be the conductor of the 2012 7th and 8th Grade All State Band. The All County concert will be Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville.Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in NicevilleLEE MULLIS, MD Over 25 Years Experience National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon The Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office 15 Years Experience A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: CATARACTS DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville (850)678-5338930 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted 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 optionsBook your Christmas Party Dates Still Available Happy Holidays . .From your local independent agent!AGENCY NAMETown Name 555-555-5555 website Call or visit us From your local independent agent! www.nicevilleinsurance.comNicevilleINSURANCEAGENCY Pollys Concrete Products Pollys Concrete Productswww.pollysconcrete.com Before After $50.00OFFFormed & Poured Driveway$100.00OFFCobblestone Paver DrivewayREADY TO ENHANCE YOUR CURB APPEAL?Upgrade your old existing driveway with Stylish Cobblestone Pavers or we can remove and repour your driveway.Call today for a free estimate 897-3314 D i a m o n d W o r k s i n c 850-244-5252 | www.DiamondWorksJewelry.comPark Place Plaza | 323 Page Bacon Rd. | Mary Esther, FL 32569Mike TarbuckJeweler ~ Owner Holiday SALE!20%-70% offRuckel students make All-County band Ruckel Middle School band students were selected to the 2011-2012 Okaloosa All County Band. The All County concert will be Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. EngagementE-mail items to info@baybeacon.com. WeddingE-mail items to info@baybeacon.com. Valerie Spitznagel and Michael Feliz Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Glen Coleman SpitznagelFelizRick and Marcy Spitznagel of Niceville gladly announce the wedding of their daughter Valerie Spitznagel to Michael Feliz, son of Manny and Renee Feliz of Destin. Valerie is a 2007 graduate of Niceville High School and a 2010 cum laude graduate of Florida State University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Family and Child Sciences. Valerie is currently working as a third grade teacher at Riverside Elementary in Crestview. Michael is a 2005 graduate of Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. and attended Tallahassee Community College. Michael is in the United States Air Force and is currently in Loadmaster Training at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. A noon wedding is planned for Saturday, Dec. 31 in Niceville at Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church. At the end of this school year, Valerie will join Michael at his first assignment at Little Rock Air Force Base where they will reside. William G. Burdine, son of Nancy C. and Richard L. Burdine of Niceville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Burdine completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. Burdine is a 2008 graduate of Niceville High School. Family of fallen airman light treeThe wife and children of a local Airman recently killed in Afghanistan were selected to help Valparaiso Mayor, Bruce Arnold, light the city's Christmas tree Dec. 10. From left: Mayor Bruce Arnold, LaShana Douville, Daniel Douville II, Jadelynn Douville and Ayjah-Danielle Douville. In the ServiceE-mail items to info@baybeacon.com. Looking for a vehicle?Check the classified ads every Wednesday.Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 850-678-1080

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Page B-4 Wednesday, December 21, 2011 THEBAYBEACON New energy provider in Georgia, Texas, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey seeks local business partner in lucrative energy industry. Business minded, financially motivated candidates call 678-391-8484. Residency not required. Please provide the department number, FL090, when you call. Crimson colored living room sofa, w/ beige pattern, excellent condition, $175, 6786595 Newspaper Delivery Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida drivers license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Advertising Sales The Beacon Newspapers (The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot and The Green Beret) have an opening for a career-minded, full-time person to sell newspaper advertising. Calling on new customers and collecting also required. Candidates should be upbeat, energetic, organized, self-starting and detail-oriented. Salary plus commission. Benefits include IRA plan and paid vacation. Candidates must be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. We will train the right person. Apply in person at the Beacon, 1181 John Sims Parkway (Parkway East Shopping Center), Niceville. Editorial Assistant Beacon Newspapers Beacon Newspapers (The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot, and The Green Beret) seeks an editorial assistant who will work in the office to help compile, write, and edit news items, assist the editor in preparing the newspapers for publication, and perform other clerical and administrative duties under the direction of the editor. Applicants must be familiar with desktop computers, able to write quickly and accurately, and possess proofreading and editing skills. Candidates must be detail-oriented, and able to adapt to a fastpaced editorial environment. Nonsmoking office. Competitive pay, commensurate with experience and aptitude. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, and IRA plan. Apply at The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578. AIRPORT HOME WITH HANGAR! Go to tinyurl.com/6b2s2br for more information. ReDecor & More, now open and taking consignments of all kinds. Especially childrens clothes. F.W.B. Space available also, 586-4321. Opportunities Help Wanted Furniture Business Opportunities Help Wanted Homes for Sale Pawn Shops Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. The BeaconsReal Estate MarketplaceWhere Buyers and Sellers Meet! CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! RV s for Sale BEACONNEWSPAPERS1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 Phone: (850) 678-1080 Fax: (850) 729-3225BEACONNEWSPAPERS______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ $11.00 ______________________ $11.60 ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ $11.20 ______________________ $11.80 ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ $11.40 ______________________ $12.00 First Word Please write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. Minimum charge per paper is $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20. Attach more paper if needed. Name Phone Address *Base price includes $5 weekly discount for walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE: 2 P.M. FRIDAY FOR WEDNESDAYCONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOUR BEACON CLASSIFIED AD! MAIL : Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. DROP IN : The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center. Office hours: 8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. E-MAIL : classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. We will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.)*Base price includes $5 weekly discount for walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers. 50% discount for additional weeks or papers. Check publications to publish ad: r Bay Beacon(No. of weeks) r Eglin Flyer(No. of weeks) r Hurlburt Patriot(No. of weeks) Price of First Run................$ + Price of subsequent runs....$ = Total Price............................$ Ads are non-refundable. WILSON MINGER AGENCY, INC.Niceville s Top-Selling Real Estate Office RENTALS AVAILABLE! Niceville, Crestview, Fort Walton and Navarre! One bedroom to five bedrooms from $450-$2500!Search online at: OurLocalRental.com Century 21Wilson Minger AgencyNicevilles Top Selling Real Estate Office729-6504 RENTALS 850-897-1443 Bluewater Bay Resort RealtyFlorida Club Furnished $1400-1600 Washer/dryer, screened patio, includes utilities, cable, internet, pool, gym, pet friendly, 1-2 bdrms Sunset Furnished 3/2/2 $1800 Includes utilities, cable, internet, washer/dryer, open floor plan, large deck and private backyard Garden Oaks Unfurnished $750 1 bedroom, private screened patio, ground floor, pet friendly Lakeside Unfurnished 3/2 $1100 Lakefront, townhouse style condo, open floor plan, washer/dryer/water includedRare Glenlake Home Exclusive Listing 4BR, 3BA, 2579SqFt., *FIXER-As-Is* $315-325,000 Waterfront Townhome 30 Marina Cove Dr: 2BR, 2.5BA, 2 car tandem garage, porch, nicely updated $215,000 Lakeside Townhome 2BR, Loft Condo, 2 full baths, top floor unit, cathedral ceilings, $110,000 Lakeside Condo--NEW LISTING 2BR, 2BA, wrap around top floor, 1235 SqFt., balcony, equisitely furnished, $144,000For Sales, Call Pamela: 562-987-2484 Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas And A Happy New YearFrom all of us at Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.www.CarriageHills.com (850) 678-5178 1821 John Sims Parkway Niceville, FL 32578 Wilson Minger Agency, Inc. (850) 678-5161 1-800-369-2403 www.century21wilsonminger.comWe wish to thank all of our customers for such an amazing year. What a wonderful community we live in.Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! WE BUYGOLDUS GOLD PAWN JEWELRY & LOAN 700 Beal Pkwy. 850-974-2462 Dixie RV SuperStoresFLs Newest RV DealerNOW OPEN!!!*Store Hours* Monday-Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm21 Acres / 30 Brands New and Pre-Owned Newmar Keystone Heartland Jayco Fleetwood Prime Time Coachmen Forest RiverService Department Parts and Acces. Store RV Collision Center Located off I-10 Exit 70 / SR285328 Green Acres Dr. De Funiak Springs, FL 32435Sales and Service: 850-951-1000 www.dixierv.com LOOKING FOR A HOME?Check the classified ads every Wednesday. Beacon Newspapers 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville 678-1080 LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW YOUR BUSINESS. Advertise in At Your Service The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot & The Green Beret(850) 678-1080 SEE NEWS HAPPENING? Call the Beacon Newspapers at 678-1080. 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Luke 2:1-20 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David;) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. Merry Christmas!I bring you tidings of great joyUnto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior And a Happy and Healthy New Year!from the staff of the Bay Beacon Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACONSince 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso.

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Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Page B-6 B E A C O N S P O R T S B E A C O N S P O R T S 678-1789M-F 8:00-5:30 p.m. Sat. 8:00-12:30 p.m.410 John Sims Parkway(Located Directly Behind Papa Johns)Monday: LADIES DAY WE DO AUTO REPAIR! Full Service OIL CHANGEGo the extra mile! Come see us today!Standard OIL CHANGE$1995 $1995 $2295 $2295 Up to 6 qts of 5W30 to 10W30 Mobile Oil. Includes standard filter (screw on)Additional charge for canister filter, cartridge filter, skid plate, special oil blends. Top up fluids Check tire pressure Check belts Inspect all filters Check all lightsmost vehicles most vehicles Available with full service Tire Rotation.........$995Engine Flush........$995 Servingyou,notacompany.MaryBethLoveLoveInsuranceServices,Inc. MerchantsWalkatBluewaterBayMaryBeth@LoveInsuranceServices.comHome|Flood|AutoQualityCompanies|AffordableRates|ExceptionalService Drivingdownthecostofcarinsurance!Callmetodayat(850)279.6806 Tiller to be a SailfishRocky Bayou softball standout Brittany Tiller recently signed a letter of intent to continue her softball career at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The PBA Sailfish are a NCAA Division II member coached by former Florida State standout Kimmy Bloemers. Brittany was voted small school Player of the Year last season as she led district 1A in many offensive categories. From left: front, mother, Kristy Tiller and Brittany; rear, sister, Kaitlyn Tiller; father, Will Tiller; brother, Nathan Tiller and RBCS softball coach Lynn Holcomb. Golfers help out the needyThe members of Rocky Bayou Country Club Ladies Golf Association held their annual Christmas luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Members made donations to Sharing and Caring, an association tradition. Association president Joan Hegarty, left, presented food donations and monetary donations of $317 to Sharing and Caring volunteer Lauren Cochran. Niceville pitcher is All American By Kenneth BooksBeacon Staff Writer Niceville High School senior pitcher/outfielder Cory Eller was selected recently as a 2012 Under Armour PreSeason AllAmerican. He'll compete in the annual tournament at the Baseball Factory, Tucson, Ariz., Jan 13 to 15. "It's a great honor," Eller said. "It's the top 300 guys in the nation and I get to play in a tournament against top draft picks in front of pro scouts." Eller, a 5-foot 10-inch senior, will turn 18 in February, just in time for the Eagles' first baseball game of the year Feb. 18. He's getting some notice nationwide, as well. Baseball Clearing House, a service that evaluates high school baseball players, said of Eller, "He runs well posting a 7.19 60 (yard dash) and 4.29 home to first. He makes good reads in the outfield and shows arm strength, posting an 87 mph arm. On the mound he shows a bulldog type demeanor. His fastball sat at 83-84 mph with a slight tail to the arm side. His curveball was 67 mph with a sharp 10/4 tilt and good spin. His changeup was 72-73 mph with average fade and sink to arm side." Eller, who said his best pitch is a two-seam sinking fastball, hopes to be selected by a professional baseball team in the June 4 amateur draft. "It's a big dream," he said. "It's been a dream just to get drafted and I'm hoping this is an opportunity to fill that dream." Cory Eller Photo by Paula Mims Kyle Koszuta soars against Choctaw en route to scoring 27 points in the Eagles win. Before a packed home crowd, the Niceville High School Eagles jumped out early against Choctawhatchee Saturday, using down-court passing of Kyle Koszuta and the track-star speed of McKinley Stephens. The quarter closed with pizzazz as Nick Haynes received a pass at mid-court, dribbled behind his back, and passed to Iain Persuad, who scored as time expired for a 22-14 lead. In the second quarter, Koszuta continued his offensive and defensive brilliance. The punctuation mark came at the end of the half as Koszuta dribbled the length of the court and through all five defenders and finished with a beautiful spin-move, left-hand layup giving the Eagles a 37-20 advantage. In the second half, the Eagles lead grew to as much as 21 points but required timely free-throws to secure the 70-57 victory. Koszuta led all scorers with 27 points. The JV Boys fought tooth-and-nail throughout the game, only to lose 64-61. The JV Girls erased a double-digit fourth quarter deficit to pull out a 36-32 win. Kiyana Gee and Elise Stuart led with 11 points each as the Eagles scored an impressive 17 points in the final frame. The Choctaw Girls Varsity carried too much talent and marched on to a 54-15 victory. Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonEagles edge ChoctawNiceville High School's Kaitlin Brown battles a Choctawhatchee player for control of the ball during Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Indians. NHS boys, girls defeat Choctaw Photo by Scott SchaefflerKnights top BakerDillon McArthur heads the ball toward the goal during Rocky Bayou Christian School's 7-0 victory over Baker. 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.