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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Without seeking other bids, the Niceville City Council has approved the first of three readings of ordinances renewing Waste Managements contracts with the city for residential and commercial trash pickup and disposal. Meeting Jan. 10, the council tentatively approved the extension of Waste Managements existing contracts, repeating a By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Members of the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties heard a cautiously optimistic assessment of economic trends Jan. 12 at the Niceville Community Center. A series of three speakers discussed national and local economic trends and local incentive programs designed to lure new businesses to the two-county area. Rick Harper, an economics professor and executive director of the Office of Economic Development and Engagement at the University of West Florida, spoke about economic trends. I have great news, he said. Local employment is up. Harper described the national economy as tepid and said that expectations of slow, rather then rapid, economic growth have become the new normal throughout the nation. He also said he is concerned that the national debt has passed $15 trillion, which he called a tipping point at which the debt By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Early voting for Florida's Jan. 31 Presidential Preference Primaryas well as municipal elections in Valparaisowill start Saturday. For the first time, an early-voting site will be open in Niceville. Early voting will end Jan. 28, three days before Election Day, Jan. 31. Only Republican registered voters may cast ballots in the party's hotly contested presidential primary, said Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux. Because the Democratic Party has only one presidential candidate, incumbent Barrack Obama, Florida does not have a Democratic presidential primary this year. For the same reason, noBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer A sometime schoolteacher has been arrested for "squatting," or living in a four-bedroom vacant Niceville home without the owner's knowledge. Robert George Harris III, 47, who gave his address as 2709 Edgewater Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Jan. 3 on charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft, and fraud, obtaining property over $50,000, according to a report by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. Harris, who allegedly had electricity service restored to the previously vacant home, told deputies that he was ready to defend it with an assault rifle. Harris has been a substitute teacher with the Okaloosa County School District since 2008, but has taught Local hiring is up as the economy slowly recovers from the 2008 housing crash and ensuing recession, according to economist Rick Harper. University of West Florida Beacon Staff Writer Development and testing problems with the multi-billiondollar F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program could lead to further delays in the fielding of production aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base and elsewhere, senior Pentagon officials have concluded. The findings come at a time when the administration in Washington, D.C., is reported to be considering defense budget cuts, including a possible slowdown in acquisition of the tri-service, supersonic, stealthy warplane, which is expected to be the workhorse of the nation's tactical airpower through the mid-21st T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n Wednesday, January 18, 2012 email@example.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 5012 Pages, 2 Sections, 3 Inserts Please see SQUATTER, page A-2 Please see F-35, page A-2 Please see VOTING, page A-6 Please see COUNCIL, page A-4 Please see ECONOMY, page A-3 Airport gets body scanner COMINGUPBeacon photo by Del Lessard A passenger undergoes a full-body security scan inside the TSA checkpoint at the Okaloosa Regional Airport last week. The $150,000 scanner was installed at the airport near Valparaiso earlier this month.Pentagon details F-35 problemsEarly voting features site in NicevilleCouncil backs plan to award no-bid pactWednesday, noon Bring a sack lunch and take your lunch break at the Heritage Museum for History Sandwiched-In The title of the lecture is "The Real Truth of Leonard Destin During the Civil War," by Tony Menillo, author of "Salty Memories." Free. Space is limited. Call 678-2615 to reserve a seat. Thursday, 10 a.m. The Northwest Florida Horticulture Studies Group will meet at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. The topic is "What's in Your Garden, Friendly Natives or Exotic Monsters ?" Free. Info: 678-2842 or 6782615. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. The Emerald Coast Concert Association will present the DePue Brothers, violinists, rock Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville. Tickets, $30 in advance, $35 at the door, are available at Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office or by calling 729-6000. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Join the Friends of the Niceville Library for Couponing 101 at the Niceville Community Center, 204 Partin Drive N., adjacent to the Library. It is a free program but space is limited. Reserve your spot by calling 279-4863 ext. 1504.Calendar, B-3. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Economy hints at better timesDevice uses microwaves to search passengersBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Many travelers at the Okaloosa Regional Airport are now being asked to submit to a full-body scan before they board their planes. On Jan. 4 a full-body scanner was installed in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security area of Okaloosa Regional Airport, according to airport Director Greg Donovan. Since 2007 the TSA has been installing full-body scanners at the nation's airports, although not without controversy. The devices, developed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, use X-rays or microwave to help detect any weapons or bombs hidden under passengers' clothes. There are some 540 such scanners at more than 100 U.S. airports, according to the agency's website. The devices can detect a wide range of threats to transportation security in a matter of seconds. TSA uses two types of imaging technology: millimeter wave and backscatter. Both enable an operator to look for any itemsmetallic and nonmetallicthat might be anywhere on the body. The growing use of fullbody scanners at airports has raised questions about their safety, namely the potential health effects of radiation used in the scanners. Also at issue is privacythe production of images that, in virtual sense, Please see SCANNER, page A-5 This vacant house in the Rocky Bayou community was occupied by a "squatter," according to authorities. Beacon photo Beacon photo The Niceville City Council has acted to again award the city's garbage-collection contract to the current hauler, Waste Management, despite a competitor's request that officials shop around. Squatter arrested in 4 bedroom house
century. The 2012-13 Defense Department budget is expected to be unveiled next month. The F-35 program includes three variants: the Air Force F35A, which will use conventional runways; the Marine Corps F35B, which will take off on short runways and land vertically; and the Navy F-35C, which will operate from aircraft carriers. The U.S. services are scheduled to buy 2,443 F-35s to replace a variety of older fighter planes, making the $379 billion program the Pentagon's largest. Air forces of several U.S. allies are also expected to buy the planes, although some have delayed these plans after reports of ballooning costs and technical problems. Last week two F-35B Marine airplanes flew from the Lockheed-Martin factory in Texas to Eglin Air Force Base joining six Air Force F-35As which arrived last year. Following their delivery flights, however, none of the eight Eglin planes has been allowed into the air. Eglin's current total of eight aircraft are just a third of the 24 to 26 F-35s that were scheduled to be delivered to Eglin's F-35 training center by the end of 2011, according to Air Force documents. The base is eventually supposed to get at least 59 of the craft, hosting a training wing that is expected to bring thousands of jobs to the area in future years. Industry publications and a "quick look" review by senior Pentagon officials have recently detailed problems in the F-35 program. A report on the Pentagon review, dated Nov. 29 and first reported in the trade publication Aviation Week, noted that years ago defense officials took a calculated risk that the fifth-generation fighter program could begin fielding production models at the same time it was being tested and further developed. The assumption behind such "concurrency" was that advanced design and simulation tools would result in a "more mature" system design than the Pentagon had experienced with other fighter development programs. The belief was, according to the quick look panel, that problems discovered during the design and testing phase would be relatively minimal, and therefore the cost to modify the first production aircraftsuch as those at Eglin nowin light of the findings would be minimal as well. Those assumptions led the Pentagon to accept the economic risk of beginning low rate initial production (LRIP) concurrent with the flight testing and development of the F-35, the report notes. However, design problems discovered during F-35 development testing are, the report's Pentagon authors concluded, "at a rate more typical of early design experience on previous aircraft development programs." So far, no fundamental design flaws have been found that are sufficient to preclude further production of the planes, the quick look report concluded, although it identified five problems that could have major consequences: Helmet-mounted display. It's a system that consolidates and presents sensor information onto the pilot's helmet visor so he has to spend less time peering down at cockpit panels while flying. Unlike many previous U.S. ground-strike fighters, the F-35 has a single aircrew member who is responsible for flying, navigating, targeting and releasing weapons. There is no "back-seat" weapons officer or navigator. Fuel dump system. Testing has shown that fuel dumped in flight can pool on the aircraft skin, posing a fire risk, rather than blowing off into the air. Fuel is often dumped in flight to lighten planes that are too heavy to land, such as those making emergency landings immediately after takeoff. Integrated power package. One such package malfunctioned on a test aircraft in 2011, causing a precautionary grounding of the small fleet, since lifted. Arresting gear system on the F-35C. The tailhook on the Navy version reportedly failed eight out of eight times, possibly forcing a significant redesign of the airframe. On landing, the plane's tailhook grabs an arresting cable on the deck of an aircraft carrier, bringing the aircraft to a quick halt so it doesn't wind up in the water. An unspecified problem that is shrouded in Pentagon secrecy. Other issues with potentially major consequence are still likely to be discovered during future testingwhich includes some of the more rigorous flight profilesthe Pentagon report concluded, including aircraft buffeting, design flaws that means some parts won't achieve desired lifetime goals without redesign, and the conduct of the testing itself. Industry sources have stated that flight testing has identified parts of the F-35 that are prone to fatigue earlier than specified and that will require redesign. Correcting those flaws would drive up the cost of retrofitting production planes already in use by military commands. The quick-look report also identified five other issues where the individual cost impacts are seen as moderate, but taken together could cause significant cost and mission risks. Those concerns include software, weight management, thermal concerns, computerized "maintenance manuals" and lightning protection. The Pentagon panel concluded that because the design of the F35 is still not as mature as originally expected, that there is a growing cost risk to buying as many production aircraft as now planned early in the program. The panel also recommended each of the three variants of the F35 be considered independently with respect to purchasing more production aircraft concurrent with testing. 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Pictured, one of the craft made a pass over Destin before landing at Eglin. A recent Pentagon study identified problems in the $379 billion defense problem that threaten to boost costs and slow production.only infrequently, according to the district. He has been suspended due to his arrest, according to the district. Harris also listed a job with a private employer which could not be reached for comment. Arrest and offense reports from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office gave the following account: A woman who had resided at 2709 Edgewater Drive, in the unincorporated Rocky Bayou community, moved out of the home in February 2008 due to bankruptcy, believing ownership of the property would revert to the bank that held the mortgage. Deputies were called to the home Dec. 28 in response to a citizen call that a man had broken the locks on the front door and was inside, trespassing. When deputies arrived there was a sign on the door stating the property belonged to Robert Harris III and that he would defend it from anyone trying to enter. Harris then arrived in a 2009 Mustang, unlocked the doors, disarmed an alarm system, and talked with deputies. He said he and his family were also renting a house in the 2600 block of Edgewater Drive, but that he didn't get along with the neighbors there and was mainly staying at 2709. Harris allegedly told deputies that about two months ago he found the residence at 2709 Edgewater unsecured and that he was "squatting" in the home under adverse-possession law. Under the legal doctrine of adverse possession, a person can, under certain conditions, eventually come to own a property simply by occupying or using it in a public way with no objection from the owner of record. Inside the home deputies found a blowup mattress on the floor and, leaning against the wall, an assault rifle. Harris said he legally owned the firearm and would use it only if someone threatened his life or broke into the residence. There were at least two gun cases in the den, deputies said. The house had electric service, a stereo was playing, and the swimming-pool pump was running. The home smelled of smoke, as if someone had been using the fireplace. Deputies found a television that had three security camera views of the exterior of the home. Harris told deputies he believed people from the bank were after him because he was living there. He also said he eventually planned to turn the residence into a place for homeless people to stay. Deputies contacted the previous occupant by phone at home in California. She said she believed the bank was the owner as part of a bankruptcy settlement. But after checking with the bank it was learned that the woman was still the owner. Later, the woman said she did not give anyone permission to take possession of the house or to reside in it. Harris was arrested in a sheriff's raid Jan. 3, booked into the Okaloosa County jail, and released the next day on a $7,500 bond, according to sheriff's and jail records. The property, which was sold to the listed owner in 2004 for $325,000, is now valued at about $242,000, according to county records. The house, which contains 2,667 square feet of living area, has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, fireplace, and swimming pool, according to county records. SQUATTERFrom page A-1 Robert G. Harris III
exceeds 90 percent of the Gross Domestic Producta point at which a general economic decline could become irreversible for the foreseeable future. Although such a high debt means that it is time to cut back on public spending, Harper added that such cutbacks will inevitably hurt the economy, at least for the next few years, because so much of the economy, and so many businesses and individual people, have become so dependent on receiving money from the government in one form or another. He predicted that the effect of government spending reductions will be similar to that recently seen in Europe when governments there were finally forced to cut back on their spending. We need to cut spending and reduce the debt, Harper said, but the process will be painful, at least at first. The responsibility to cut spending, said Harper, lies with Congress, not with an executive agency or the Federal Reserve, because government spending is mandated by laws Congress has passed, and can only be cut by further congressional action. Nevertheless, Harper said, the economy is slowly recovering, and jobs are gradually reappearing. He said the housing market will also recover from the losses it has suffered since the crash of 2008, but will recover slowly, as the next generation of Americans leave home and seek places to live and raise their own families. Inflation has been lower so far in 2012 than during 2011, but as the economy recovers, Harper said he expects interest rates to climb, and inflation will climb with it. National unemployment, he said, will probably be at about 8 percent during the November general elections. Some local good news, said Harper, is that unemployment in Okaloosa County will probably be only about 6 percent by election time, and slow but steady economic growth throughout Florida may help relieve some of the budget pressure now facing state legislators. Local tourism is up after the BP oil spill, Harper said. The summer 2011 tourism season was gangbusters, and Panama City and Fort Walton Beach led the rest of Northwest Florida in job growth. Government activity, Harper said, is still the largest job generator in Northwest Florida, mainly due to the military bases in the region. While the military is a large source of jobs, especially higher-paying jobs, military employment remains flat, with little prospect for large growth. The fastest-growing job fields in the next few years, Harper said, will be real estate sales agents, food preparation and services, and tourism management. He said that the banking industry is also recovering, but the greatest prosperity is in large national banks rather than in community or regional banks, as the large banks were better able to take advantage of federal subsidies and stimulus programs since 2008. Housing prices in Northwest Florida, which dropped dramatically during and after 2008, have now returned to the levels they were at in 2004 and 2005, and Harper expects them to continue climbing, but very slowly. This is a great time to buy a home, he said, if you can qualify for a loan. Larry Sassano, president of the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, spoke about local projects to lure new businesses to the county. He said the EDC is a public-private partnership, run by a board of directors and staffed by four employees. The EDC, Sassano said, works with state agencies and local business and political leaders to attract businesses to Okaloosa County. The targeted industries of most interest to the EDC, he said, include aerospace, defense, information technology, life sciences, manufacturing and engineering, renewable energy, and corporate headquarters. The development and building of unmanned aerial vehicles, he said, is of special interest within the aerospace industry. Projects to attract new businesses, Sassano said, begin with leads about companies that may be interested in coming to Okaloosa. The EDC then gathers specific information about the company of interest, to include what economic and social benefits the company can bring to the county, and what the companys own needs are for a friendly business environment. The EDC works confidentially with target companies to evaluate their needs, arrange site tours and information, and arrange economic incentives from local governments. Its all about creating jobs, Sassano concluded. Scarlett Phaneuf, of the Walton County EDC, said her countys program is similar to that in Okaloosa, except that Walton is considered a more rural area than Okaloosa, which requires a different approach and tends to attract different kinds of businesses. Local governments in Walton County are business-friendly, said Phaneuf, and the county has established industrial parks or enterprise zones in or near Freeport, DeFuniak Springs, and Mossy Head. Currently, she said, the Walton EDC is helping to locate a new brewery in South Walton County, a chemical manufacturer in Freeport, and possibly a redistribution center there as well. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 HELP WANTED 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. 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During the Nov. 8 meeting, Dominica Farmer, a representative of Waste Management, asked the council to renew her companys contract with the city. Although the contract does not officially come up for renewal until October 2012, Farmer said an early renewal would help her company plan for the future, and in return, she said, Waste Management would forego any price hike in 2012. She also said the company would offer 15 percent discounts for senior citizens, who generally produce less waste than younger families, and who require only one trash pickup per week rather than two. At that time council members approved the early renewal saying they have been very pleased with Waste Managements performance so far. You guys have been phenomenal, Councilman William Thomas told Farmer. I think we should hang onto a good thing, agreed Councilman Bill Smith. However, the city council reversed the Nov. 8 decision during its next meeting, on Dec. 13, after hearing from a competing company which wanted to be considered for the contract. The council changed its position after hearing from Rory Cassedy, municipal services manager of Allied Waste and Republic Services, a company that wanted a chance to compete for the contract. During his Dec. 13 briefing to the city council, Cassedy gave a PowerPoint presentation and showed off a 64-gallon bin for collecting recyclables. He said that with his companys singlestream recycling program, the city could save up to $75,000 per year. Waste Management representative Larry Jones also spoke to the city council that evening, saying that his company already does single-stream recycling, and plans to begin introducing 96gallon containers in a pilot program in 2012. After hearing from both companies, the city council decided to await more information before making a final decision on renewing Waste Managements existing contract. City Attorney Dixie Powell said that although the city had acted legally in its original decision to renew Waste Managements contract, it is also within the city councils authority to reverse that decision for long enough to examine other alternatives. The city council voted unanimously to postpone a decision on the contract until the Jan. 10 meeting. On Jan. 10 the council had apparently gathered as much information as they thought they need, and approved the first reading of ordinances to extend Waste Managements residential and commercial contracts, in effect rejecting Allied's request to open the process to competitive bidding. The exclusive contracts require residents and businesses to deal only with Waste Management, through the city itself, in the collection of garbage. Council members did not say what new information they have received since the Dec. 13 meeting. City ordinances do not take effect until they have been approved at three readings during city council meetings, so the contract renewal will not be final until it has been approved at the February and March council meetings. During the Jan. 10 meeting, several citizens asked questions about the proposed contract renewal, particularly about the proposed senior discount and potential changes to the number of pickups each week. In response, City Clerk Dan Doucet said that under the renewed contract, Waste Management would still do two pickups per week as it does now, except for seniors who opt to take the 15 percent discount in exchange for having their trash collected only once per week. He also said that no formal bids have yet been received from other companies wanting to compete for Waste Managements contract. The city did not issue specifications and formally seek such bids, however, according to city officials. Waste Management has held Niceville's exclusive franchise to pick up and dispose of residential garbage since November 1993, and commercial garbage since November 1992. Previously the city's sanitation department was responsible for all garbage and trash service in the city. The city council 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 Managementwithout competitive bidding. Some citizens spoke in favor of renewing Waste Managements contract. Waste Management does a good job, said one, and the drivers are always courteous. In addition, she said, the company is involved with local schools and community affairs. Rory Cassedy, of Allied, said, Waste Management is a phenomenal company, but said the city should still be willing to look for new opportunities. Larry Jones, of Waste Management, also spoke, saying, If its not broke, dont fix it. He said that the city can learn more about Waste Managements single-stream recycling program and its planned use of larger trash cans by observing the results of a pilot program Waste Management will begin with Okaloosa County beginning in February of this year. ArrestsTara Jane Fenwick, 27, of 502 Rana Lane, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 8 on a charge of battery, domestic violence. * Robert Thomas Auger, 26, of 117-B Azalea St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 8 on a charge of battery, domestic violence. * Marcus Anthony Prier, 30, of 400 Kelly Road, Apt. 44, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 5 on a charge of battery, domestic violence. * A 15-year-old Niceville boy was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 4 on a charge of lewd or lascivious exhibition. It had been reported Sept. 29 that over a period of about three months the boy had allegedly been exposing himself to a juvenile victim who lived in the neighborhood. Some of the indecent exposure incidents occurred in the morning when the victim would go outside to meet a school bus, as well as from the window of the boy's home. * Lawanda Dette Allen, 35, of 1413 29th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Jan. 3 on a violation of probation charge for the offenses of petit theft, illegal use of personal identification information, fraudulent pawnbroker transaction. * Ray Lynn Allbritton, 51, of 105 Alan A Dale Road, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 30 on a charge of battery. Allbritton allegedly punched another man in the chest and in the face after he was asked to leave a residential property in the 1000 block of 48th Street. * Edward Lamar Adkins, 37, of 83 Winfield St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Jan. 4 on a contempt of court charge on original charges of felony battery and felony domestic violence battery. * Brandon Michael Grim, 24, of 310 St. Andrews Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Jan. 4 on a violation of probation charge on the original charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. * Ronnell Deon Barbour, a business owner, 32, of 188 Edge Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 31 on misdemeanor worthless check charges, four counts, related to checks for $21.53, $18.21, $20.53 and $17.47. * Akeem Sharrieff Dixon, a model, 21, of 1601 23rd St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 31 on a charge of failure to appear on the original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked.DUI arrestsJohn Melvin Hembree, 46, of 321 Redwood Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI in the 5000 block of South Ferdon Avenue, Crestview, Jan. 4 at 4:36 a.m.TheftsA vehicle belonging to an outof-state motorist was burglarized Jan. 8 in the parking lot of a Valparaiso restaurant, 305 Glen Ave. Restaurant employees informed the diner that unknown person(s) shattered the window of the driver's side window of the 2006 pickup truck. The victim reported two purses that were on the floorboard between the driver's and passenger floorboard were stolen. The purses contained about $10 in change, hygiene items and cosmetics. * A student at Niceville High School reported that unknown person(s) stole a $200 set of headphones Jan. 5 after the victim left them unlocked in a book bag on the floor of the locker room while he was at practice. * A Valparaiso couple from the 1200 block of North Bayshore Drive reported that someone stole a $1,500 gold bracelet from the top of a bedroom dresser Jan. 8. The same day an unknown man came to the couple's front door asking about work and offering to clean up the outside of the residence. When the man finished his work he asked to use the bathroom in the house, where he stayed for sometime. When the owner went to check he found the man in the bedroom, claiming he was looking for toilet paper, which was already in the bathroom. After being ordered from the house the couple later discovered the bracelet was missing. * A Niceville resident reported her vehicle stolen Jan. 7 after her daughter lent the vehicle to a friend who did not return the vehicle from what was expected to be a 20-minute trip home. The car was recovered later that day in Fort Walton Beach. The owner asked police to search the car for drug-related items and police discovered two unlabeled prescription pill bottles with trace amounts of what appeared to be marijuana. * A man who left his son's pickup truck on a house jack with a tire and tools on the ground in the 200 block of Yacht Club Drive in Bluewater Bay Jan. 5, returned 10 minutes later to find another truck with a house jack in the bed parked and his own jack, tools and tire missing. When the second truck sped off, the victim followed and later gave deputies a description and the tag number. Deputies traced the vehicle to two teens who admitted that they knew where the tools, jack and tire and had been disposed of. Some items were in a wooded area a few miles down a dirt road off Range Road, and others were in a swamp off Bay Drive. The victim agreed to drop charges if the boys returned the stolen items. They did so. * A 17-year-old boy reported that unknown person(s) stole his wallet from a bag he had placed on a table at the Niceville skate park, 200 Campbell Drive, Jan. 7. The wallet contained $120 cash, a credit card, a gift card, driver's license and military ID. Criminal MischiefThree suspects vandalized the south and north parts of Niceville's Turkey Creek nature trail early Jan. 9 using blue and red spray paint to write vulgarities on the boardwalk, railings and on several trees. Police first discovered the vandalism at the north end of the park, off College Boulevard. In addition to the graffiti, police observed several muddy shoeprints on the boardwalk that looked like the suspects had jumped over the rail and onto the boardwalk. The shoeprints were followed into the woods in the direction of Turkey Creek South boardwalk. 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. 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax: 729-3225 firstname.lastname@example.orgThe 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 NewspaperThe Bay Beacon& Beacon Express The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from January 9, 2012 through January 12, 2012. 0 Structure Fire12 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 1 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time Redman Court....................Medical..........................................01/09/12..................01:52 Iowa Street.........................Medical..........................................01/09/12..................05:15 John Sims...........................Medical..........................................01/09/12..................11:25 N. Partin Dr.........................Medical..........................................01/09/12..................16:00 Julia Ave.............................Medical..........................................01/09/12..................16:37 Spence Circle.....................Medical..........................................01/09/12..................16:48 Rocky Shores.....................False Alarm...................................01/09/12..................17:30 Dana Pointe.......................Medical..........................................01/09/12..................19:22 John Sims...........................Service Call...................................01/10/12..................11:14 N. Hwy 85...........................Power line......................................01/10/12..................18:41 E. John Sims......................Medical..........................................01/11/12...................09:36 Galway Drive......................Medical..........................................01/11/12...................10:25 23rd St................................Medical..........................................01/11/12...................11:59 N. Hwy 85...........................False Alarm...................................01/12/12..................10:15 Linden Ave..........................Medical..........................................01/12/12..................12:14 N. Partin..............................Power line......................................01/12/12..................19:50 E. John Sims......................Medical..........................................01/12/12..................16:33 John Sims/Partin................Motor vehicle accident..................01/12/12..................17:40 Weekly Safety Tip: Replace all smoke alarm batteries immediately upon moving into a new home. Test smoke alarms at least once a month and clean the unit according to the manufacturer's instructions. Regularly vacuuming or dusting your smoke alarm can help keep it working properly.North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from January 10, 2012 through January 13, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Bluewater Point Road..........Medical assist EMS.........................01/10/12.............09:05 Muirfield Way........................Dispatched canceled.......................01/10/12.............15:49 Ida Coon Circle....................EMS excluding vehicle....................01/11/12.............18:08 Bay Drive & Hwy 20............Motor vehicle accident.....................01/12/12.............03:34 East Hwy 20.........................Motor vehicle accident.....................01/12/12.............10:01 Nelson Point Road...............Dispatched canceled.......................01/12/12.............11:52 East Hwy 20.........................EMS excluding vehicle....................01/12/12.............13:00 Bluewater Point Road..........EMS excluding vehicle....................01/13/12.............03:33 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Page A-4 Wednesday, January 18, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Please see BLOTTER, page A-5 COUNCILFrom page A-1 678-1789M-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! 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have the effect of removing a passenger's clothes. TSA says it has addressed both issues with the purchase of 300 advanced imaging technology (AIT) imagers in September. "The type of imaging technology at (Okaloosa airport) is millimeter wave," said TSA spokesperson Jonathan Allen. "Millimeter-wave imaging technology uses nonionizing radio frequency energy in the millimeterwave spectrum (there is no X-ray involved). The energy projected by millimeter-wave technology is thousands of times less than that permitted for a cell phone transmission." Each of the millimeter-wave scanners costs about $150,000, a cost paid by TSA, Allen said. The other type of full-body scanner, in use at many other airports, uses a form of X-rays called backscatter technology, which TSA says produces the same radiation exposure as that posed by natural cosmic rays in two minutes of flying at altitude on an airplane. New software installed on the millimeter-wave imaging machines reduces privacy concerns by replacing passenger-specific body image with generic outlines of a person. The generic image is the same for all passengers. Any potential threats that are detected by the scanner will show up on the corresponding area of the generic outline. While standing in the scanner, passengers at the Okaloosa airport get to see the same image on a computer monitor that TSA officers see. If no potential threats are detected, an "OK" appears on the screen seen by the passenger and the TSA agent, Allen said. If a potential "threat" is detected, the passenger and TSA agent see the generic body outline with area where the anomaly was detected highlighted. The images are not stored, printed or transmitted, according to the agency. The TSA requires passengers undergoing a scan to raise their hands and spread their legs. It also recommends removal all items from pockets and certain accessories such as wallet, belt, bulky jewelry, money, keys, and cell phone. An 18-year-old Niceville college student who flew from the Okaloosa airport Jan. 7, three days after the scanner was put into service, recalled her experience with the device. "I was asked to put my hands over my head and stand for about five seconds," she said. "The machine detected something, so an agent gave me a patdown," the student recalled. "The security agent determined that the problem was my watch and something metallic about my buttons. She then showed me my image on the machine, which was a basic human outline highlighting the areas where metal was detected." Screening by full-body scanners is optional for all passengers, according to the TSA. Passengers who are asked to submit to a scan, but refuse, are searched by hand, according to the agency. "For security reasons, we don't disclose the percentage of passengers screened by one method compared to another," Allen stated. From the viewpoint of a reporter standing in the public area of the Okaloosa airport terminal one day last week, it appeared that most passengers going through the TSA checkpoint were being asked to walk through the now-routine magnetometeror metal detectorrather than the new full-body scanner. SCANNERFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, January 18, 2012 Page A-5 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHERKim Putney, 26, Valparaiso, stay-home mom Regina Perkins, 29, Crestview, mother Ashley Jackson, 27, Niceville, mother Brittany Newman, 26, Crestview, stay-home mom I think they should leave rates the same. I don t see a reason to raise them with the economy the way it is. Everything is going up. I personally still pay my bills the old-fashioned way, with checks rather than online. I guess it s just another way for the government to get more of our money. I think the postal service will soon be a thing of the past, what with electronic alternatives like email and Facebook. I would expect it. Everything is constantly going up, so to me, it s no shocker. This is the first I ve heard of it. Money is tight, and I had to stop sending Christmas cards this year because I couldn t afford the postage. This will only make it worse. We don t like any increase. It goes up every time you turn around. Mike GriffithWhat do you think about the US postal rate hike scheduled for January 22, to include forever stamps going from 44 to 45 cents, and priority mail going from $4.95 to $5.15?Stacey Barkman, 43, Baker, bus driver and food service workerLocation: KMart Larry Cordle, 50, DeFuniak Springs, truck driver What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: email@example.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. 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Police checked local retail stores to see if anyone had purchased blue and red spray paints, but turned up no leads. The city estimated the cost to clean the damage at $1,000. BLOTTERFrom page A-4 Transportation Security Administration Images displayed by a full-body scanner of the type newly installed at the Okaloosa Regional Airport. Yellow areas indicate possible threats necessitating a search.
The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, January 18, 2012 THEBAYBEACONminor-party candidates are on the primary ballot. Meantime, all registered voters who are residents of Valparaiso, Mary Esther, or Destin may vote early in municipal elections, Lux said, at any of the four early voting sites. To make it even easier to vote early this year, Lux said, a fourth Okaloosa County early-voting station has been added, this one in Niceville. Early voters can cast their ballots at any of four polling places in the county: Niceville City Council Chambers, 208 N. Partin Drive, Niceville. University of Florida's REEF, 350 North Poquito Road, Shalimar. Bob Sikes Library, 1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview. Supervisor of Elections Office, 302 Wilson Street N, Suite 102, Crestview. Hours for early voting Jan 2128 are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Anyone standing in line at closing time will be allowed to vote, according to Lux. Jan. 3 was the last day to register or change party affiliation before the Jan. 31 primary. On Election Day, voting will take place 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 52 precincts countywide. Nine Republican presidential candidates were listed as qualified by the state's Division of Elections: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum. Bachmann, Cain and Huntsmen have withdrawn since they qualified for the Florida ballot. In Valparaiso, voters of any party, or no party may vote in the city's nonpartisan elections for city commission. Five qualified candidates vying for two seats: Kay Hamilton, incumbent Thomas G. Miller, Joe Morgan, Keith Randall Roberts and incumbent Neal Shermer. Registered voters may also request an absentee ballot by telephone, mail, email, fax, or in person, to be mailed to or picked up by the voter. Absentee voters may also designate in writing a member of their immediate family to pick up a ballotno earlier than four days before an electionby providing required information. You can also have someone else return your ballot. The designee for pickup must provide identification. Candidates may not pick up or return ballots for anyone except members of his/her immediate family. Absentee ballots must be returned to either one of the Supervisor of Elections' two offices by 7 p.m. on election day in order to be counted. However, registered voters who are overseas must have their ballot dated or postmarked by the date of the election and receive by the Supervisor of Elections within 10 days of the election in order to be counted. 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The Natural Resource Extension Agents of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (UF/IFAS) will present Panhandle Outdoors LIVE, a series of guided field excursions highlighting unique ecological features throughout northwest Florida. All excursion sites are special places, most are protected, many are unique to the Southeast U.S. and some have global significance. The Florida Panhandle boasts a diversity of landscape features resulting from uncommon combinations of underlying rock, elevation, groundwater and surface waters. This diversity of waterdominated landscape features has allowed hotspots of high biodiversity to evolve and flourish. How familiar are you with these world-renowned natural resources right here in our own backyard? Trips begin in January and run monthly through November. Participants can choose to attend as many or as few of the individual events as they wish. Each day runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Depending on location, moderate walking, hiking, swimming and/or paddling may be involved. Lunch, park entry fees and rentals will be provided for each participant (18 and up only) at a cost of $30 per class. Registration is available at panhandleout doorslive2012.eventbrite.com. Space is limited, so register early. Necessary equipment and clothing will vary, based on weather and location, participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring drinking water, sunscreen and a camera on each trip. Transportation to each location will be facilitated by carpooling and some counties may be able to provide transportation. For more information, contact Brooke Saari, firstname.lastname@example.org via e-mail or by phone at 850-689-5850 or 850-892-8172. Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. 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Dad enlists son, friend into USMC Outdoor excursions set to highlight PanhandleExcursion schedule Jan. 18: Leon Sinks, Sinking Springs and Wakulla Springs at the Florida Park Services Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park and the U.S. Forest Services Leon Sinks Geological Area in the Apalachicola National Forest. Feb. 16: Chipola River Bluffs and Caverns, near Marianna, and Falling Waters, in Chipley March 15: Eglin Air Force Base Seepage Slopes and Fire Ecology April 4: Bear Creek Educational Forest and Apalachicola Bluffs, Steepheads and Ravines May 11: Perdido River canoe trip June 5: Navarre Beach and Santa Rosa Sound June 6: Navarre Beach Tour and Kayak Trip Aug. 22: Ochlockonee River canoe trip; brackish river swamps and marshes Sept. 20: St. Andrews State Park, snorkeling Oct. 11: Hiking at Tates Hell, wet savannas and swamps Nov. 14: Hiking at Torreya State Park, Torreya Bluffs, streams and flood plain forests Registrants must be at least 18 years of age; all prices include lunch. By Kenneth BooksBeacon Staff Writer The apple didn't fall very far from the military tree. Army Capt. Mike Smith beamed with pride Wednesday at Rocky Bayou Christian School as he swore his son, Andrew, and Andrew's friend, Joey Wilson, into the Marine Reserves. The enlistment ceremony, which was attended by the student body, took place before graduation because Smith, a chaplain with the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), was days away from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. Both new Marines hope to get into force reconnaissance, a job that requires stealth, intelligence and nerve. Force recon forces often stray far from their unit, gathering information. The goal is secrecy and quiet. If a single shot is fired, their mission is considered a failure. "It's the unit the commander uses to go gather intelligence," Andrew said. Both young menseniors who will graduate in the springhave varied military heritages. "I have a grandfather who served in the Marines in Vietnam," Joey said. He has two brothers in the Navy, as well. "I wanted a challenge and I figure the Marine Corps is the service with the hardest challenge," he said. Andrew said he joined the Marine Reserve primarily to serve his country. "It's something I wanted to do," he said. For Mike Smith, the swearing-in ceremony was familiar. He joined the Marine Corps in 1988 as an enlisted man, served 10 years, then spent 10 years as a Tampa police officer while studying at seminary. Ordained, he joined the Army as a chaplain. Both new Marines will attend basic training at Parris Island, N.C. If they're accepted into the force recon program, they'll receive their training for that billet in Mobile, a factor that contributed to Joey's plans. "I'd like to stay in the South," he said. Capt. Mike Smith Beacon photo by Kenneth Books Andrew Smith is sworn into the Marine Reserve by his father, Army chaplain Capt. Mike Smith, as Andrew's friend, Joey Wilson watches. Also watching family friend Marine Col. Robert Armfield. Whos NewsE-mail items to email@example.com. Leah Guidry of Valparaiso has been admitted to the professional program at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine as a member of the class of 2015. Guidry earned an animal sciences degree from the University of Florida. She is a 2007 graduate of Niceville Senior High School. The veterinary program at Auburn is the oldest in the South and the nations seventh oldest. More than 6,250 doctors of veterinary medicine have graduated since the first degrees were officially awarded in 1909. *** David Haynes and Lindsay Haynes, son and daughter of James and Barbara Haynes of Niceville, have been named to the Bryan College Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester. Bryan is a Christian liberal arts college offering bachelor's degrees in 20 areas and master's degrees in business administration and Christian studies. The college has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years as being among the top tier of Southern liberal arts colleges. Leah Guidry In the ServiceE-mail items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Air Force Airman Michael D. Blaker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Blaker is the grandson of Michael Gant of Quince Avenue, Niceville. He is a 2010 graduate of Niceville High School. Reasonable Dining.We just look expensive. 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Tickets for the 2012 Opportunity Quilt by the Flying Needles Quilt Guild will be available after Jan. 30 at Margie's Sew Much Fun, Crestview; Lynne's Sewing Center and The Sewing Center, Fort Walton Beach; Yards n Yarns LLC, Freeport; Bayou Books, Niceville, and the office of Dr. Eleanor McCain, Fort Walton Beach. Tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. The Amazon Star quilt is a complex 104-by-104-inch paper foundation-pieced pattern by wellknown designer Judy Niemeyer, and will be first prize in the biannual raffle drawing. There will be a second prize quilt, Tulips Around the Cabin, 84-by-84-inches, which is composed of blocks of the log cabin design with a tulip appliqu on the top of each block, sewn and turned in by members who wished to participate. Funds raised will be used to support supply costs for charitable items the guild makes and donates to local organizations, including the National Quilts of Valor organization, which is dedicated to the distribution of a red, white and blue quilt to every wounded warrior in the service of our country. The additional charitable items, all made by the guild's more than 100 members, are quilts, drawstring tote bags, smaller zippered cosmetic/school supply bags and Christmas stockings, given to shelters throughout the area for distribution to children. Guild members made more than 900 Christmas stockings for children in 2011 and are dedicated to charity sewing every month. The quilts will be displayed all weekend March 1, 2 and 3, during the 2012 Quilt Retreat & Show at the Emerald Coast Conference Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Call Pat, 729-7772, or Lynne, 897-7323, for information about the Quilt Show. Check flyingneedlesquiltguild.org for more information about the Retreat. Call Sandra, 862-8588, for more information about the quilts. Ruth Eubanks LangstonRuth Eubanks Langston, 97, of Niceville, Fla., passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 5, 2012, at Twin Cities Hospital in Niceville. Ruth was born in Pitt County, N.C., on Sept. 29, 1914, to Ernest and Mary Lou Eubanks. She attended Lenoir County (N.C.) schools and graduated salutatorian of her class from Contentea School in 1931. She married Wilbur Langston in August 1931 and in 1934 gave birth to their only child, Minnie Lou. They lived on their tobacco farm in Lenoir County until relocating to Niceville in the fall of 1955 to be near Minnie Lou and her family, who were stationed at Eglin Air Force Base. Ruth was an accomplished seamstress, operating her own shop in Niceville for a time. She enjoyed preparing for and attending her daughter's many school activities through the years and later for her grandchildren, to whom she was affectionately know as DanMuddy. Ruth enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles and working in her yard. She also loved ballroom dancing and spent many Saturday nights dancing and socializing with friends at the VFW in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Don Eubanks and Earl Eubanks; sister, Vivian Jones; grandson, Jeffrey DeBruhl; and son-inlaw, Dr. Robert S. Ellis. She is survived by her daughter, Minnie Lou Ellis, of Niceville; brother, J.W. Norris of Grifton, N.C.; grandsons, Joseph W. Ellis II (Wendy) of Madison, Miss., and Dr. Michael Miller (Leslie) of Panama City, Fla.; granddaughters, Sharon Reaves (Tison) of Niceville and Alison DeBruhl of Shalimar, Fla., great-grandchildren, John Jeffrey DeBruhl, Candice Gorynski, Shannon Smith, Devan DeBruhl, Joseph W Ellis III, Meghan Ellis, Megan Brown, Tyler Brown, and Ryan Miller; great-great-grandchildren, Kaleigh Hatzinger, Brendon Gorynski, Paige Gorynski and Gage DeBruhl; as well as several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, John Edenbo, of Fort Walton Beach. There was a visitation on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home, with a funeral service at the funeral home. Ruth's grandsons served as pallbearers. You may express condolences to the family and sign the guestbook at heritagegardensfuneralhome.com. Heritage Gardens Funeral Home of Niceville is entrusted with the arrangements. Dunn-Bade April Carter of Niceville and David Dunn of Austin, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Haley Dunn, to William Samuel Bade, son of Mary Jo and William Bade, of Omaha, Neb. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Niceville High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Florida, earning both her bachelors and masters degrees from the Fisher School of Accounting. She is employed in the audit practice of KPMG in Jacksonville, and has qualified to be a CPA. The future groom is a 2006 graduate of Saint Marys University (Minn.), earning bachelors degrees in both math and English. He has been employed since June 2006 at Allstate Insurance, and is an actuary (FSA) and community leader in his startup non-profit organization, The Self Movement, in Jacksonville. Allison and Bill were engaged this past July while vacationing and hiking in Switzerland. They will be married on July 21, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jacksonville. Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. 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 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided. We Welcome You!St. Paul Lutheran Preschool o ers Christ centered curriculum for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. Call or visit website for more info. 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Allison Haley Dunn and William Samuel Bade ObituaryPage B-2 Wednesday, January 18, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Ruth Eubanks Langston Quilt raffle tickets on sale Jan. 30 The "Tulips Around the Cabin" quilt will be the Flying Needles' second prize. Can be seen at March show Scouts plan dessert tasting to raise cash The Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle and Resort Quest plan the first Destin Desserts Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort. Destin Desserts is a fundraiser based on Girl Scout Cookies. All proceeds will benefit local Girl Scouts. Tickets are $75. Chefs from around Destin will prepare special desserts using Girl Scout Cookies. Guest will sample the desserts and vote for their favorite. Chef Tim Creehan will be head judge, along with Girls Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle CEO Raslean M. Allen. The event will feature music by Jones and company, along with a silent auction and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Local chefs include Brannon Janca of Stinky's Fish Camp, Dan Pettis of One20 A Modern Bistro, John Sallman of Beach Walk Caf Mark Hall of the Emerald Coast Conference Center and Alan Baltazar of Cuvee Bistro. Tickets and sponsorships are available by contacting Michelle Kyser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-434-1333, or they can be purchased at Bayou Books in the Oak Creek Shopping Center, near Food World. The Girl Scouts of America turns 100 years old on March 12. Locally, 129 girls are Scouts and 34 adults serve as leaders. Science fair plannedThe 35th Robert Sheffield East Panhandle Regional Science and Engineering Fair will be held in February at the C.H. "Bull" Rigdon Fairgrounds on Lewis Turner Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach. Projects will be available for public viewing at no entry cost on Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Projects in past years have showcased the innovative, creative, futuristic, responsible thinking of middle and high school students. Projects included at this science fair were chosen at the individual schools' fairs held earlier this school year. Regional finalists from all over Okaloosa County (public, charter and private schools) as well as nearby Walton County schools were invited to participate. Projects are judged prior to public viewing by community members in their areas of expertise and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony. The awards ceremony will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the fairgrounds at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 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. 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Library story time Story time for ages 3-5 has started up again at the Niceville Public Library and will feature the following themes this month: Jan. 18 and 19A Snow Day Jan. 25 and 26Damsels and Dragons Join Ms. Karen and Ms. Christina for these fun upcoming story times. Each session begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Services Program room and lasts for about 30 minutes. Wednesday and Thursday programs are identical. On Jan. 18 and 19, the Niceville Library and Childrens park will join forces for A Snow Day. There will be a special surprise during story time and at 11:30 the park will host a snowflake hunt. Art Salon works at library The artwork of the Art Salon group will be on exhibit at the Niceville Library through Jan. 31. The Art Salon is a group of artists who meet to discuss art, see videos, critique and share art, and occasionally work on a group project. Eatery features artwork The art of Lynette Miesen will be on display through Jan. 29 at Cafe Bienvile, 14 Bayshore Drive, Niceville. As a member of the Local Color Artists Guild and the Plein Aire Artists of Florida, Miesens paintings capture the essence of the Emerald Coast. The exhibit is free and open to the public 11 a.m.-7 p.m., TuesdaySaturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Info: 678-2233. Mattie Kelly art exhibition The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, begin the new year with two exhibitions, running through Feb. 17. The McIlroy Gallery will host to Worlds Apart,a two-man show featuring the works of Duncan Baird and Cetin Oguz. In the Holzhauer Gallery, viewers will see the work of Elizabeth Austin, Cassetina, the Magic Box, an intimate view of decorated miniatures. The Galleries are always free and open to the public. Info: 729-5382. Truth of Leonard Destin Bring a sack lunch and take your lunch break at the Heritage Museum for History Sandwiched-In, an informal lunch time education program. The title of the lecture is The Real Truth of Leonard Destin During the Civil War, by Tony Menillo, author of Salty Memories. The lecture is free and open to the public on Jan. 18. Space is limited. Call 678-2615 to reserve a seat. For information regarding lecture topics, visit heritage-muse um.org. Popcorn and politics party On Thursday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m., the Democratic Womens Club will have a Popcorn and Politics Party at the Democrat Headquarters, 60 Second Ave., (unit 305), Shalimar. The event is free; however donations are requested for drinks. Popcorn and nibbles will be available. All local Democrats and their friends are encouraged to attend. Please contact Trish Rowe at 678-0871, or the office at 609-3367. Horticulture group meeting The Northwest Florida Horticulture Studies Group will meet Jan. 19, 10 a.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. The topic, Whats in Your Garden, Friendly Natives or Exotic Monsters? will teach native alternatives for exotic invasive plants that grow in area gardens. Meeting is free and open to the public without reservations. Info: 678-2842 or 678-2615. Violinists to perform The Emerald Coast Concert Association will present the DePue Brothers, four violinist brothers and their band, whose sound is a vivid blend of bluegrass, classical and rock Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. Tickets, $30 in advance, $35 at the door, are available at Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office or by calling 729-6000. Info: 362-9356 or emeraldcoast concerts.com. Lopez Tabor duo concert The Lakeview Concert Series Guild will host the violin/piano duo of Alfonso Lopez and Michelle Tabor on Jan. 22, 3 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, DeFuniak Springs. The free performance will be followed by a reception. Info: 892-5332. Embroiderers to meet The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America celebrates various forms of hand embroidery. Its 2012 program continues at the January meetings. The day meeting is Monday, Jan. 23, 9:30 a.m.noon. The night group meets Thursday, Jan. 26, 6-8:30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Niceville. Visitors are welcome. Couponing 101 Have you watched TLCs Extreme Coupon show and thought I wish I could save money on my grocery bill, but who has 60 hours a week to spend couponing? Learn how to get more and spend less when you shop. Join the Friends of the Niceville Library for Couponing 101. Elaine Courtney, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent with UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Services, will provide valuable information on beginning couponing.This program will be held at the Niceville Community Center, 204 Partin Drive N., adjacent to the Library Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. It is a free program but space is limited. Reserve your spot by calling 279-4863 ext. 1504. Beginners French The Valparaiso Community Library will offer a beginners French class beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 3:45 p.m. This class is free of charge and is opened to high school and college students as well as to adults. The instruction is based on conversational French as well as French history and culture, and is taught by a Frenchmen who has lived in the area for a couple of years. The book used for instruction is available at the Library. Info: 729-5406. Damn Yankees Damn Yankees will come to the stage at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. The musical is part of a national touring production. Tickets to the seven time Tony Award winning show are $45. Info: 729-6000 or mattiekellyarts center.org. Shorebird program The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will offer a public program, Shorebirds of the Florida Panhandle, at its regular monthly meeting Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to identify the various species seen on local beaches, hear fascinating details about their behaviors, and find out whats being done to protect them. The program will be presented by Alan Knothe, the Northwest Florida Bird Conservation Coordinator for Audubon of Florida. The meeting will be held in Room 140, Building D (Collegiate High School), of the Niceville Campus of Northwest Florida State College. Refreshments and socializing begin at 6:30 p.m., with the program at 7. The meeting is free and open to the public. Info: Walt Spence at 850-6783965. Fla. architecture program The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will host a program Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-noon, entitled Cracker Shack. Many early settlers in Florida grew up in log cabins, cracker shacks and shotgun houses. Learn about different homes from Floridas past with this hands-on lesson in Panhandle architectural history. Then build a pioneer house the way Florida settlers did in the 1800s. The program will engage kids by using 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. Simply Sinatra Simply Sinatra, starring Steve Lippia, will be performed at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. The performance will be part of the Artists Series and will feature Ol Blue Eyes style singing with a 16-piece band. Tickets are available for $30 each. Info: 729-6000 or mattiekellyarts center.org. Contracting seminar The Niceville office of accounting firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram will present its third annual government contracting seminar Tuesday, Feb. 7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The seminar is designed to prepare government contractors with strategies for unlocking government contracting mysteries that will enhance opportunities for success in 2012. The event features topics including DCAA compliance made easy, patents, trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property, bids and proposals, SBA and 8(a) program benefits, and Delteks Clarity 2011 update. The government contracting consulting professionals of CRI will be available to answer any questions and provide best practices throughout the day. Admission is $60 and includes lunch. To register, call 682-4357. Brigadoon at Arts Center Brigadoon, a national touring production of the musical, will be performed at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, main stage Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45. Info: 729-6000 or mattiekellyarts center.org. Concerto winners perform The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will present The Stars of Tomorrow at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Elementary, middle, high school and college winners of the 2011 Concerto Competition will be the featured soloists. The show will also include a tribute to the Old West. Tickets are $22.50. Info: 729-6000 or mattiekellyarts center.org. The Doo-Wah Riders The Emerald Coast Concert Association will present The DooWah Riders Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium. They feature sounds of high energy country with a Cajun twist. The audience can meet the artists after the concert at the Magnolia Grill, Fort Walton Beach. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door, and are available at Artful Things in Niceville. 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Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Advertisers!Don t miss these special color ad pages from Beacon Newspapers!Don t miss these special color ad pages from Beacon Newspapers!Save Gas Shop Locally With fuel prices high, shoppers want to get the most bang for their buck by shopping close to home! Saving gas is good for the environment and the pocketbook! Capture your share of hometown spending with your ad in Beacon Newspapers special color advertising pages:Save GasShop Locally!Dont miss this great selling opportunity! Deadline: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. Publication: Jan. 25 in The Bay Beacon. Jan. 27 in The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot, and The Green Beret.Prices: Just $1495 per column inch in The Bay Beacon, 8 column inches min. Includes free color for your ad, plus page banner! Add BOTH Air Force papers for only $999 per col. inch total! 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Thank you, Bay Beacon, from a very satisfied advertiser. Sherry and Mike Venghaus Owner Polly's Concrete/Mini Storage 678-1080Call The Bay Beacon's Advertising Department Today!Ads in The Bay Beacon get results.Here's Proof! 1466 Cedar St. Niceville, FL897-3314 Pollys Concrete/Mini Storage DEADLINE TOMORROWJunior Golf Tour set to begin Jan. 29Season runs through DecemberThe Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour season opener will be at Rocky Bayou Country Club Jan. 29. Tony Capano, a Senior Rules Official with the Florida State Gold Association, will host a rules presentation, followed by a skills challenge and 9-hole three-club, par 3 event. Points will be awarded. Every player will need to complete a United States Golf Association rules quiz in 2012. Tour participants are between 7 and 18 years of age. The tour is run by Chris and Michelle Poate. It's stated goal is to provide tournament-quality play for youngsters to encourage them to become the best golfers possible. Last year, between 100 and 150 young golfers participated. The Medicus Cup Spring Series will include six events, including a two-day event at Hidden Creek in March and the series finale at Emerald Bay, Destin, April 28-29. The first play date will be Feb. 12, the first Turf vs. Surf Tour Challenge with the Red Hills Junior Golf Tour organization at Camp Creek Golf Club. The Edwin Watts Trophy Summer Series will include six events, with finals Aug. 25-26 at Marcus Pointe, Pensacola. Four events in the Fall Series, including a new two-day event in October at the Nicklaus Course ScheduleE-mail items to email@example.com. Tournament ScheduleSpring tourMedicus CupJan. 29-Rocky Bayou CC, Opening Day with Rules Presentation Feb. 12-Camp Creek GCTour vs. Tour Challenge w. RHJGT Feb. 18-Pensacola Country Club March 10-11-Hidden Creek GC, Navarre March 25-Holiday GC, Panama City Beach April 15-Gator Lakes GC, Mary Esther April 28-29-Medicus Cup 2012 Spring Tour Championships, Emerald Bay GC, DestinSummer Tour Edwin Watts TrophyMay 20-Emerald Coast Junior Match Play Championships, Bluewater Bay GC June 14-15-Rocky Bayou Junior Classic (open) June 23-Stonebrook GC, Pace July 15-Eglin AFB, Niceville, Eagle Course July 18-19-Daily News Junior Classic, FWB (open) Aug. 10-12-ECJGT Team goes to Florida Junior Team Championships Aug. 25-26-Edwin Watts Trophy 2011 Summer Tour Championships, Marcus Pointe GC, PensacolaFall Series Sept. 16-Emerald Coast Junior Four-Ball Championships, Kelly Plantation, Destin Oct. 6-7-Dewsweepers Junior Fall Classic, Bay Point Resort, Nicklaus Course, PC Dec. 16-Junior/Adult Charity Classic TBA at Bay Pointe, Panama City Beach, finish the event. The tour will again play for American Junior Golf Association Performance Stars as part of the Medicus Cup Spring Series and Edwin Watts Summer Series, along with Florida Junior Tour exemptions at both spring twoday events and several summer tour events. All two-day events will be National Junior Golf Scoreboard-ranked tournaments. This is the No. 1 resource college coaches turn to when reviewing and evaluating a player's scores and tournament schedules. Match Play Championships return to Bluewater Bay in May, followed by the Rocky Bayou Junior Classic in June and the Daily News Junior Classic in July. A team of 12 players in four divisions will represent the EC Junior Golf Tour at the FSGA Florida Junior Team Championships at Vero Beach Aug. 10-12. Page B-4 Wednesday, January 18, 2012 THEBAYBEACONThe Coast Guard Boating Safety Course, conducted by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1-4, will take place at Coast Guard Station Destin on Okaloosa Island Saturday, Jan. 28. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.. Class runs 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration is required by Jan. 25. The cost is $35, which includes the course, exam, FWC Safe Boating ID Card, lunch, line handling and a knots demo and tour of the station. Info: John Ryan, public education officer, 623-980-8782 or firstname.lastname@example.org. *** The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club plans a Bluenose Fun Race Saturday, Jan. 21. Captains meeting, 11 a.m., followed by a noon start and a free wine-tasting and snacks for everyone at approximately 3 p.m. at L.J. Schooners Dockside Restaurant. There are no fees or awards for the race and all boats will participate as a single class. The race will be to government marks, as defined in the captains meeting. For more information, call Bill Deming at 678-7223 or e-mail email@example.com. *** STARS recreational soccer registration will take place Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-noon, at Northwest Florida State College, Building LRC, Room 131, for boys and girls U8 and U10 (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grades). Info: emeraldcoaststars.com. The final STARS registration will take place Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-noon, at Northwest Florida State College, Building LRC, Room 131, for boys and girls U8 and U10 (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th grades). *** The Destin 50 Beach Ultra, Destin 50 Beach Ultra Deployed Shadow Run, Son of a Beach 5K and Son of a Beach Athlete Challenge, all benefiting the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, will take place Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at the Back Porch restaurant, 1740 Scenic Highway 98, Destin. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m., followed by an Athlete Challenge, a CrossFit-inspired event that will challenge those athletes with various strength events mixed with short runs at 9:30. On Sunday, Feb. 19, a 50-mile race on the beach will begin at 5 a.m., a 50K race will begin at 6 a.m. and a 40-mile relay will start at 7 a.m. A pre-race pasta dinner will be served from 4:30-8 p.m. at Graffiti in Baytowne, and a runners social will take place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Red Bar, Grayton Beach. Info and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-9773. Niceville native Travis Thornton won two gold medals and set national and state collegiate skydiving records Dec. 29 at the 2011 U.S. Parachute Association National Collegiate Parachuting Championships at Skydive, Ariz in Eloy, south of Phoenix. Nearly 100 fearless collegiate skydivers from around the country put their books aside over the winter break to compete at the national championships, pushing their aerial skills to the limit and competing for the title of national champion in four spectacular skydiving disciplines: Formation Skydiving, Vertical Formation Skydiving, Sport Accuracy and Classic Accuracy. Thornton, a cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, won gold in the 4-way formation skydiving event with his team, Air Force Intrepid. In formation skydiving, the team leaps from an aircraft more than two miles above the ground and then races against the clock to form prescribed geometric formations in freefall before opening their parachutes. Thornton took a second gold medal in the team accuracy event with his team, Air Force Lawn Darts. In accuracy competition, jumpers exit an airplane more than 3,000 feet in the air and then steer their parachutes and try to land on a dime-sized dot on a landing tuffet. The team also national and Arizona state collegiate skydiving records with a total score of 0.65 meters. Thornton has skydived more than 500 times. He is a senior with a major in history. Skydiving champ wins gold, sets records at national meet Travis Thornton joins his skydiving crew in a formation during the U.S. Parachute Association National Collegiate Parachuting Championships at Skydive, Ariz. More sports, B-6 Sports BriefsE-mail items to email@example.com. Travis Thornton WEVE MOVED!LOrange Auto Care & U-Haul729-3744 Evans St. 203Early St. Hwy. 20 Moving Supplies203 Early St. Niceville, FL firstname.lastname@example.org
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Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Servingyou,notacompany.MaryBethLoveLoveInsuranceServices,Inc. MerchantsWalkatBluewaterBayMaryBeth@LoveInsuranceServices.comHome|Flood|AutoQualityCompanies|AffordableRates|ExceptionalService Drivingdownthecostofcarinsurance!Callmetodayat(850)279.6806 Page B-6 Wednesday, January 18, 2012 B E A C O N S P O R T S B E A C O N S P O R T S More sports, B-4Beacon photos by Norman WolfNiceville, Tate girls tie, 1-1Niceville High School freshman Elisah Craft outruns her Arnold soccer opponent Friday night at Twin Oaks, above. The two schools ended the game tied, 1-1. Below, Jessica Chavis heads the ball out of a swarm of Arnold players Eagles shut out TateNiceville High School's Marcos Melecio-Zambrano moves the ball away from Tate defenders during the Eagles' 3-0 victory over the visitors Friday at Twin Oaks, left. Below, Eagle David Williams frustrates the Tate players by keeping the ball moving toward the Tate goal. Beacon photos by Norman Wolf NHS falls to Bulldogs ThursdayNiceville High School's Tashi Brown shoots from within a pressing crowd of Crestview players Thursday at home, drawing a foul. Crestview won the hardfought contest, 56-39. Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Knights lose to ChoctawRocky Bayou's Grace Stoner rushes for the ball Jan. 10 as teammate Mariah Jammer watches. The Knights lost the game to Choctawhatchee, 4-0. Photo by Scott Schaeffler Extraordinary PeopleExtraordinary CareThe Areas Only Certied Orthopedic Joint Replacement ProgramThe Orthopedic Joint Replacement Program at Twin Cities Hospital has earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval.We know a patients care begins long before their surgery and lasts beyond discharge, until recovery is complete. Thats why the Orthopedic Joint Replacement Program at Twin Cities Hospital has earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval, the highest achievable level of accreditation for a disease-specic service line in a healthcare facility. This certication recognizes that Twin Cities Hospitals dedication to their patients goes beyond the routine standards of care for hip or knee replacement patient care. Our program focuses upon the patient, beginning with their preoperative preparation and the healing process through the pursuit of predened daily goals. The patient, their family, and our staff are partners in patients achieving speedy recoveries and rehabilitations. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals work together to ensure quality care is delivered throughout the patients stay. The awarding of this Gold Seal of Approval to Twin Cities Hospital exhibits its commitment to the highest standard of service possible to each patient. Our professional passion is to deliver the best healthcare achievableevery day! Darlene Martin, RN, BSN, CDE Joint Replacement Coordinator