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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00099641/00167
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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: 03-28-2012
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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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
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By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer The Valparaiso City Commission either fired the city attorney Monday, or he quit. The lawyer and the commission couldn't agree on which was the case. At the same special meeting, with two new members having ousted incumbents earlier this year, the commission reversed its support of a proposed charter school for the former Valparaiso Elementary School site. During the meeting, Valparaiso City Attorney Doug Wyckoff told the commission By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Part of a money-losing golf course in Bluewater Bay that fronts State Road 20 across from a state park, has been proposed for development as stores and homes. Plans by the owner also call for shortening the Magnolia golf course and construction of 16 homes to the north and east of the intersection of Bay Drive and Magnolia Plantation Boulevard. Bluewater Bay Resort chairman Helmut Werner and general manager Tom Hanks on Monday described the development plans for the Magnolia Course, one of four nine-hole courses owned and run by the resort. The resort has lost money for the past three years, Werner said, a result of changes in the economy and demographics, as fewer people have the time or money to play golf and existing golfers continue to age. There is also a glut of golf courses in the area, said Hanks. It's a trend nationally as well as locally, as golf courses close and are left to return to nature, Hanks said, including one in Crestview that was once part of a gated community, such as the Magnolia Plantation development fronting the Magnolia Course in Bluewater Bay. By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer For the first time in at least a decade, residents of Crestview may be represented by the same state senator as Okaloosa County residents living south of Interstate 10, under a revised redistricting plan passed by the Florida Senate Thursday on a 31-6 vote. Earlier this month, the Senate's first attempt to redistrict itself was rejected by the Florida Supreme Court which found that eight of the 40 senate districts did not meet the requirements of the state's constitution. The effect of the court ruling was to require the Legislature to reconvene in special session March 14 to redraw the eight districts in question, including the districts represented by Dist. 4 Sen. Don Gaetz, R., Niceville, and Dist. 2 Sen. Greg Evers, R., Baker. By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Four Republican candidates vying for the Okaloosa School Board addressed a supper meeting of the Republican Club of Okaloosa County Thursday evening, March 22. District 4 incumbent Cathy Thigpen faced challengers J.B. Whitten and Rob English. District 2 challenger Dewey Destin spoke on his own. Incumbent District 2 board member Chuck Kelley did not attend the meeting. Republican Club President Marvin Brigman introduced each of the candidates, and told the Beacon that he did not know whether Kelley has decided to run for re-election. Brigman introduced each candidate for opening remarks, followed by a question-and-answer session, using written questions from audience members. The meeting concluded with final summary remarks by each candidate. Thigpen described herself as an Okaloosa County native with 18 years experience as a public school teacher. She said she is proud of her record, and has helped make Okaloosa one of Florida’s top school districts, with the lowest local education taxes and the fifth best-paid teachers in the state, as well as high performing schools and students. Thigpen said she supports math and science, and wants Okaloosa to offer education that prepares students for both college and direct entry T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 50¢14 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts Please see LAWYER, page A-4 Please see CANDIDATES, page A-3 Please see SENATE, page A-5 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Fla. Senate takes another stab at reapportionment Wednesday, 11 a.m. Friends of the Niceville Library will host, "Marjory Stoneman Douglas: An Activist's Life," at the Niceville Community Center. Author and historian Jack E. Davis, University of Florida, will discuss the public life of Marjory Douglas who was Florida's longest living activist. The program is free. Info: 2794863, ext. 1504. Thursday, 6 p.m. The Niceville/Valparaiso Relay for Life Steering Committee will host the annual cancer survivor dinner to honor local cancer survivors and a guest. The evening will consist of a meal and entertainment at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Info: 244-3813, ext. 3556. Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The American Association of University Women Niceville/Valparaiso Chapter, will hold its annual book sale at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Proceeds will be used to provide scholarships to deserving women in the community. Info: 8639622.Sunday, 6 p.m. Niceville UMC will hold a Palm Sunday worship concert "Eyes of Faith," in the church sanctuary. The concert will be presented by the combined Contemporary and Traditional Music Ministries of the church. It will feature the Palm Sunday concert choir, along with the orchestra and praise band. The concert is free and open to the public. Info: 678-4411. Calendar, B-4 COMING UP Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Members of Cub Scout Pack 553, from Bluewater Bay, met members of the Northwest Florida State College baseball team Saturday. Led by Cubmaster Michael Lindsay, the Scouts watched a baseball game, then met with players who autographed baseballs and talked with the youngsters. Participants included: Troy Santner, Ethan Lindsay, Mikayla Lindsay, Gracen McBlair, Verity McBlair, Cody Gombos, T.W. Key, Jack Duncan, Katelyn Duncan, Timothy Outten, Joseph Fagundes, Luke Scarborough, Erin Scarborough, Erica Scarborough.Having a ballSchool board candidates air positions The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Valparaiso commission parts ways with lawyerPanel also ends support for a charter school Don Gaetz Florida State Senate A new map of Florida State Senate districts was proposed last week under court order. Above, the two westernmost districts in Florida under the new plan. District 2, tan on map, would include Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, and north Okaloosa County except Crestview. District 1, green, would include the rest of Okaloosa County, as well as five counties to its east. More stores proposed for BWBLand would come from golf course Please see STORES, page A-2 Beacon photo by Del Lessard Valparaiso City Attorney Doug Wyckoff stalks off the city commission platform Monday, saying he had been fired.

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Golf club memberships at Bluewater Bay Resort have plummeted from 348 in 2002 to 130 today, Hanks said. In October, Hanks sent letters to Bluewater Bay residents living along the resort's four nine-hole courses—Bay, Lake, Marsh and Magnolia—seeking to sell special "Gold Card" memberships to preclude the resort from closing one of the courses and no longer maintaining it. The revenue plan did not work, Hanks said. Werner, one of the original partners who developed Bluewater Bay in the 1970s, said that the resort purchased the property for Magnolia Plantation from Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, across State Road 20, in the late 1980s with the stipulation that a fourth golf course, the Magnolia, be developed to help sell the homes that border it. It opened in 1993, even though the resort did not otherwise need more golf holes, he said. Because of the financial losses, three of the six families that originally owned the resort have bowed out rather than continue to lose money, Werner said. The remaining three families live in Bluewater Bay and are opposed to closing the golf course and letting adjacent property values suffer, he said. They would also like to protect the jobs of the 57 people employed by the resort, he said. "We are at the point of survival," Werner said, "easily" losing six figures a year. "We have too much golf," he said. What is being proposed is downsizing the Magnolia links into an "executive" golf course, with nine shorter fairways that can be played in less time. Hanks said the total length of Magnolia's nine holes is 3,290 yards, which would shrink to 2,265 as an executive course. "We have to reinvent what we have," said Hanks. Hanks said the shorter course would pull in new golfers who find the longer existing courses too challenging physically, or too time consuming. It would be the only executive course in the area, he said. Werner said he plans to approach Okaloosa County about allowing the needed land-use changes. One such change would allow shortening fairway 9 to make room for 16 new singlefamily homes. The resort would not build the homes, but is talking to builders about so-called "green" homes that are energy efficient, and may also come with a "safe room" as a refuge from severe storms, Werner said. Such homes would likely sell in the range of $300,000 to $400,000, he said. Later, the resort plans to seek a change in land-use designation for Magnolia Course acreage fronting the south side of Highway 20 to allow a mix of residential and STORESFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 AT MERRILL LYNCH, WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF THE RIGHT ADVISOR.™ CONGRATULATIONS TORAY McGOVERNFOR BEING RECOGNIZED ON THE BARRON’S TOP 1,000 LIST.Ray was ranked No. 44 in the state of Florida.Our Financial Advisors demonstrate every day how their hard work, insight and dedication earn them the most important place of all— a place in the lives of our clients. To see what the power of the right advisor can mean to you, please contact: Ray McGovernSenior Vice President–Wealth Management Wealth Management Advisor PIA Program Portfolio Manager Merrill Lynch 45 Eglin Parkway NE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (850) 864-6114 www.fa.ml.com/mcgovern_groupW O E P H T ER T M A AT N O I AT L U AT R G N O CH G I E R H F T ER O W E B H, W C N Y L L LY L I R ER O T S N™R. O S I V D T A H N E I V E I EL E B s r a y w a RH N T O F e s h n t 4 i 4 o d N e k n a s rP 1 O T S ’ ’S N O R R A B BA E H G O C RE G N I E B R O FVE O G Mc Y Y A AY RN O I AT L U AT R G N O C a d i r o l f F e o t a t e s. 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Our keynote speaker is Hannah Curlee, The Biggest Loser Season 11 runner -up. She will share her inspiring story of life-changing weight loss and how you too can accomplish those goals that feel so out of reach. Hear dynamic presentations and panel discussions by physicians and womens health experts. Learn how to increase your resilience, eat better, lead a more balanced life, improve your relationships, communications, and your “ nancial wellness.Hannah lost 120 pounds on The Biggest Loser. Keynote Speaker Hannah CurleeThe Biggest LoserSeason 11 runner-up REGISTER TODAY Only $40 Call 850-729-6880 or visit WomenOnWellness.org Half Pricefor theFirst 50to Register Before After 7:30 AM … 3:30 PM Northwest Fl orida State College Costa Leadership Institute Niceville Presented By: Please see BWB, page A-6Bluewater Bay Resort Bluewater Bay Resort officials say they plan to shorten the nine-hole Magnolia golf course to allow stores and homes to be built in the tan area at upper right, and homes in the tan area at lower right.

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into the work force. “I am not afraid to either support or oppose the teachers’ union, as necessary,” she said. Destin said he has experience in both education and local government, having served on the Destin City Council, where he said he helped the city maintain one of the lowest tax rates in the state. “I never forget who I work for,” he said, adding that he plans to make education a top priority in Okaloosa County. English said he is a conservative Christian, and has “no plans to apologize” for that. He is an Air Force Academy graduate, 26-year Air Force veteran and special operations pilot, who now teaches aeronautics courses for Embry Riddle University at Crestview High School. “I’m not a politician,” he said. “I’m tired of politicians.” Whitten said he is a former social studies teacher with extensive experience with nonprofit organizations, such as the Red Cross and United Way, and both his daughters are Niceville High School graduates. His approach to education, he said, is to “get students engaged” in their subject matter, and to encourage students to take an interest in American history and the American form of government. During the question-andanswer session, candidates were asked their views concerning seniority, or step raises for teachers. Whitten said he is a fiscal conservative, but favors the raises in order to “fulfill our contract and our commitment” to Okaloosa teachers. English said he also favors honoring the school district/teacher contract, but added that school board members and administrators should set an example for teachers by cutting their own pay before canceling the step raises, if that is necessary. Destin said police and teachers are “the most important, least paid” government employees, and that it should be possible to find money somewhere in the school district budget to cover the step raises. Thigpen disagreed, and said she voted against giving step raises this year, after the teachers’ union and the school district reached an impasse in negotiations. Teacher pay, she said, is and should be subject to negotiation. When asked about the proposed science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) center at the former Valparaiso Elementary School, English said he supports STEMM education, but, “I have issues with the Valparaiso proposal.” He said he fears that the actual cost of the program will turn out to be much more than predicted, as often happens with government programs. He also said he favors offering more STEMM activities in all classrooms, rather than creating a special center for elite science students. Destin said STEMM is needed, but a higher priority should be placed on ensuring that all students are proficient in core curriculum subjects such as math and reading. Thigpen said she voted for the STEMM proposal. She said the proposed center will offer advanced training to top students, and will also help train teachers to teach STEMM education at other schools throughout the district. She said the Valparaiso location is ideal, due to its proximity to densely populated parts of the county, and to science experts and resources at Eglin Air Force Base and the Air Force Armament Museum. Whitten agreed that STEMM education is important, but expressed doubts about possible hidden costs of the program, and whether it would cater to elite students at the expense of others. Regarding proposals to have later start times for high schools to match the biological clocks of teenagers, Destin said he has studied the issue and concluded that “the medical science is clear,” and that later starts are the “medically and scientifically sound thing to do.” Thigpen said she has studied the topic for the last eight to nine years. “The research is true,” she said, “but adaptability trumps research.” Thigpen said this means that students tend to adapt themselves to whatever time they must get to class, and that later starts will only lead to students staying up later at night. Later start times are not supported by local high school principals, and start times should remain as they are now, she added. “I agree with Cathy, based on my own experience as a teacher,” Whitten said. Even with later start times, he said, students still come to class groggy, and the later starts may interfere with students’ afterschool jobs and other activities. Whitten said later starts “will make no difference in performance.” “It’s OK to change, if the system can support it,” English said. New start times should be reviewed by parents and teachers, and such issues as transportation should be explored before implementing a new schedule, he added. Regarding “zero tolerance” policies against weapons and drugs in schools, Whitten said, “I absolutely support zero tolerance,” base on his prior experiences with violence, drugs, and gang activities in other schools. However, he said, there should be a “review process” with enough flexibility to make exceptions for students who commit minor or accidental violations. “Don’t you just love common sense?” English said. When he was growing up in Georgia, he said no one worried about violence in school, even though students sometimes had rifles mounted in the gun racks of their pickup trucks. “What has changed?” he asked. “Could it be that we have taken God out of our schools?” Destin said, “We need zero tolerance, if it is a common sense policy.” He said he has faith in individual teachers and principals to enforce such a policy fairly. Thigpen said the hardest thing to do as a school board member is expel a student, but, “If you bring drugs or weapons into my school, you’re going home—period.” She said all Okaloosa students are informed of the district’s zero tolerance policy, and there is “no excuse” for violations. Asked about the possibility of abolishing summer vacations in favor of year-round school schedules, Thigpen said, “Academically, I’m all for it, but some kids are breadwinners for their families.” She said a year-round six weeks on, two weeks off schedule might work, but care must be taken to accommodate the needs of individual families, and to prevent “burnout” by students or teachers. Whitten said he has seen year-round school in Tampa elementary schools, and it does not work unless the entire school district participates at all grade levels. He said year-round school works well in Europe and Asia, and that it could eliminate the need to re-teach academic material each fall, after students have forgotten it during the summer. “Ditto,” said English. “Either way works.” He said the district should do “whatever the community wants.” Destin expressed the most serious doubts about year-round school. Summer vacation, he said, “means a great deal” to some students and their families. “A lot of kids work summers,” he said, and “I’m not sure people are in favor of it.” The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, March 28, 2012 Page A-3 Call or visit us today!POWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive • Niceville • 678-2514 Find out how at www.eglinfcu.org.862-0111 ext. 1315Want to Join? 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. 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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Construction is expected to be completed by May. The site formerly housed a pet store, and years earlier, a gas station, and is about half a mile east from a smaller, 5,000-square-foot Dollar General at 4592 E. Highway 20. "We decided to relocate this store to make shopping simpler and more enjoyable," said a corporate spokesperson. "The new Dollar General will be much larger. It will also feature a fresh layout that includes seasonal items in the center of the store, coolers near the front of the store and more visible department signage." The company said they hope to have the new store open by summer. Seminole store under construction The Eglin Flyer(850) 678-10801181 E. 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that he considered himself "terminated" after it unanimously approved a motion by Commissioner Diane Kelley to seek bids for city legal services. The action came during a special meeting called to discuss several issues raised by the commission's two new members, Joe Morgan and Kay Hamilton. Morgan and Hamilton, elected Jan. 31 when they defeated incumbents Neal Shermer and Tom Miller, were sworn in Feb. 20. Morgan said Monday's meeting was called to discuss issues raised by voters. Three such items on the agenda were: —The commission's rezoning of the former Valparaiso Elementary School property last year to make it difficult for the Okaloosa County School District to use the closed facility for anything but an elementary school. —A companion decision by the commission last year to back a company's bid to establish a charter school at the Valparaiso Elementary site. —Who should furnish legal services to the city. Kelley's motion, approved by the four commissioners present, was to seek bids for legal services. The city's current lawyer, Wyckoff, objected that if the commission wanted to seek a new one, it should have voted instead to issue a request for proposals. In that event, the commission would consider each applicant's legal qualifications and try to reach a contract with the most qualified, he argued. Wyckoff told the commission that he considered its action as the 60-day notice of termination required by his contract. By issuing a request for bids rather than proposals, he asserted, the commission would be obligated to accept the lowest bidder, and that it would not be him. After walking off the dais, Wyckoff spoke from the audience, declaring that he had a city contract at a rate of $150 an hour for 240 hours of routine services a year. Now, he said, he would, under his interpretation of the termination clause, work for 60 more days at a rate of $450 an hour, if called. He also demanded his usual $3,000 per month retainer for the the 60 days. He also reminded commissioners that he was the attorney of record in several lawsuits involving the city. Wyckoff said a suggestion by Commissioner Joe Morgan that the city may seek a lawyer to work part time or free would violate his contract making him the city's sole attorney. Morgan said that the new commissioners had been told by citizens that they wanted the commission to review the city's mounting expenses for legal services. Although Morgan repeatedly tried to amend the request for bids to a request for proposals, Wyckoff declared that he still considered himself terminated. Hamilton challenged whether Wyckoff could change the terms of his contract, that is, raise his hourly rate, after being given notice of termination. "This is America," said Wyckoff. "My only duties (under the contract's stipulations about a 60-day notice of termination) are to cooperate" to provide for an orderly transfer of responsibilities to his successor—"at $450 an hour, in 15 minute increments." Kelley said Wyckoff had been "very hostile to us" and that if his intent is to resign, "I say we should accept." Wyckoff responded, "I did not resign." After continued fruitless discussion, Mayor Bruce Arnold said he was ready to terminate Wyckoff. The mayor asked commissioners to allow him and City Administrator Carl Scott to seek temporary legal services. The commission subsequently approved unanimously a new motion seeking proposals, rather than bids, from applicants for the post of city attorney. After Wyckoff left the room, commissioners Hamilton and Morgan expressed concerns that the lawyer had been negotiating for the city with Alcoa Corp. for a pilot sewage-treatment plant. The commission approved a motion that Wyckoff be directed not to perform any services for the city unless directed by the commission or Mayor Arnold. In other business Monday the commission: —Asked that the planning commission recommend doing away with restrictive zoning the commission passed last year limiting the former Valparaiso Elementary School property to use as an elementary school. The school board has sued the city over the zoning restriction, which Hamilton, a former planning board member, described as "spot zoning." —Ended a charter school study that was assigned last year to former commissioner Neal Shermer. The commission will instead form a committee to work with the school board on any issues involving school property in Valparaiso. —Authorized the mayor to name a commissioner to sit with the city administrator on the conflict-resolution panel that is trying to resolve the school board's lawsuit over rezoning of the Valparaiso Elementary School property. 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Ferdon Blvd., Crestview • (850) 682-5338• GLAUCOMA • RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) Criminal Law, DUI, Family Law, Divorce (850) 729-7770  www.michaelweinstock.com 795 East John Sims Parkway, Suite 1, NicevilleFelonies, Misdemeanors, DUI, Drug Offenses, VOP, Domestic Violence Sex Offenses, Bond Issues Divorce (Contested & Uncontested), Custody, Child Support Department of Revenue actions, Guardianship, Visitation Contempt Actions, Alimony Issues By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Northwest Florida State College Board of Trustees approved a $400,000 settlement with Speegle Construction, of a $1.8 million claim from Speegle for money the college allegedly owed the company, after a dispute over issues with construction of the college’s new sports arena and community services complex. An “emergency” meeting of the trustees March 19 was initially held behind closed doors, without access by the press or public, because it involved consultation between the trustees and the college’s attorney about how to handle the dispute with Speegle, based in Niceville. Such consultations involve attorney-client privilege between the trustees and the college’s lawyer, and are therefore exempt from Florida’s open meetings “sunshine” law. Following the private discussion, the trustees reopened the meeting to the public, and voted unanimously to approve a settlement agreement with Speegle rather than allowing litigation to continue. Following the private and public meetings, board of trustees Chairwoman Sandy Sims and NWFSC President Ty Handy told the Beacon that the agreement settles a dispute with Speegle, general contractor for construction of the college’s sports and community services complex in Niceville. The project was completed in 2010. Much of the dispute, they said, involved conflict between Speegle and Sam Marshall Architects, the firm that designed the building, over responsibility for construction claims made by Speegle. However, since both companies had contracts with NWFSC rather than directly with each other, any settlement of such a dispute had to involve the college, even though the disagreement about who was responsbile for the claims was between the architect and the builder, officials said. According to a college press release, “The Board of Trustees of Northwest Florida State College met in special session March 19, 2012 to discuss litigation strategies and related expenses with college legal counsel related to a 2009 'request for equitable adjustment' claim from Speegle Construction, Inc., along with related matters. The firm built the college’s Community Services Complex which contains the college’s basketball arena, the Okaloosa County Emergency Operations Center and a college classroom and wellness center facility.” The agreement approved by the trustees, and also accepted by Speegle, includes the following provisions: “1. Within five business days of the mutual execution of this Agreement, the College shall release and deliver to Speegle, in funds made payable to Speegle Construction, Inc., the balance of the contract funds that are still being withheld by the College relative to the Construction Project, which balance amounts to $316,000.07.” “2. Within five business days of the mutual execution of this Agreement, the College will pay and deliver to Speegle, in funds made payable to Speegle Construction, Inc., the sum of four-hundred thousand dollars ($400,000.00), in full satisfaction and payment of and for all of Speegle's damages to date, including the following sums due Speegle in the following Counts/Claims asserted by Speegle in this AAA Proceeding: “$645,761.00 for Count I damages; “$23,923 for Count 2 damages; “$7,177 for Count 3 damages; “$16,167 for Count 4 damages; “$301,620 for Count 5 damages; “$316,000 for Count 6 damages (recognizing that on March 14, 2012, the College paid Speegle $296,370 of the $612,370 originally sought on this Count); “Over $500,000.00 in attorney's fees, arbitration expenses; and additional monies for accruing interest lost to Speegle.” The next step in the process of resolving the dispute, said Handy and Sims, may be to resolve the remaining issues between the college and Sam Marshall Architects. Neither would speculate Monday as to how or when that part of the dispute may be resolved. The Senate's first reapportionment maps for the districts currently represented by Gaetz and Evers split Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties, with Evers representing the rural northern parts, and Gaetz the coastal regions, creating two long, serpentine districts much like the current ones. For the past 10 years, Gaetz's District 4 represented all of Valparaiso and most of Niceville, while Evers' District 2 included about 3,000 people living in the Rocky Bayou, unincorporated area of Niceville. Gaetz is chairman of the Senate Reapportionment Committee, and Evers is also a member. Legislative reapportionment is required every 10 years to reflect population changes. The state Supreme Court ruled that under Senate reapportionment maps proposed earlier this year, the districts currently represented by Gaetz and Evers, and six other districts, failed to meet the new constitutional requirement that they be fair and compact. "While the Supreme Court validated 32 of the 40 districts in our original redistricting plan, the Court, in their ruling, indicated that eight districts needed to be revised, and we worked diligently during this extraordinary session to address the concerns the Supreme Court delineated," Gaetz said. "In the end, 24 districts were affected and improved." Gaetz continued, "We respected the wishes of the Supreme Court, which used the League of Women Voters redistricting proposal as an example of how we could improve our maps. Our revised plan better utilizes geographical and political boundaries, and contains districts that, when measured using the methods specified by the Court, are more compact." Under the plan passed Thursday, Senate districts 1 (where Gaetz lives) and District 2 (where Evers lives) would split Okaloosa County north and south, using Interstate 10 as the boundary across all of Okaloosa County except at Crestview, where District 1 would extend northward to encompass the city of Crestview. The proposed new District 1 no longer includes any of Escambia or Santa Rosa counties, the coastal areas of which are currently represented by Gaetz. It would include all of Walton, Bay, Holmes, Washington and Jackson counties. Gaetz said he was sorry to lose representation of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, but would work closely with whoever was elected to represent those counties. He also said he was looking forward to representing the city of Crestview, and noted he had been on the ballot four times in Crestview previously as school board member and superintendent of schools. He also noted that he grew up in a rural area in North Dakota and looked forward to learning about and representing the needs of rural northern Walton, Washington, Holmes and Jackson counties The new proposed District 2 now includes the mostly rural northern half of Okaloosa County, excluding the city of Crestview, as well as all of Escambia County, including the urban area of Pensacola, and Santa Rosa counties to the west. Evers said the new map expands his district somewhat and now includes more urban areas of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties that he represented when he was in the Florida House. "I feel like I'm right at home," and said, noting that he already had an office in Pensacola on Tarragona Street. He said he wants to be a strong voice for his constituents "whether they are on the beach or in Walnut Hill." SENATEFrom page A-1 Greg EversNo arrests in raids on shopsBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer A Niceville shop was among 10 businesses raided by lawenforcement officers Monday in a crackdown on the alleged or apparent sale of certain substances under "loopholes" in the law, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. No arrests were made, and no one was accused of any illegal action. The sheriff’s office, aided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Niceville Police Department, conducted 10 simultaneous search-warrant raids on specialty shops in Okaloosa County that allegedly sold, or appeared to stock, substances known as "Spice" or "bath salts," according to a sheriff's statement. Woodstock, 311 Government Ave., Niceville, was one of the 10 businesses raided Monday after undercover agents made buys of products, according to the sheriff's office. Patrick Anderson, owner of the Woodstock store in Niceville, told the Beacon Tuesday, "I have no illegal products, and have lab reports proving so. I would never do anything illegal." Anderson said he didn't understand the reasons for Monday's raid, in which his entire inventory, valued at $80,000, was seized by law enforcement officers. Sheriff's Lt. Michael Card said businesses were using "loopholes" in federal and state laws and selling substances marketed as "plant food, screen cleaner, incense, and potpourri" which contain psychoactive substances. Each business also received a warning letter, signed by Sheriff Larry Ashley, asking them to stop selling the substances in question. Separately, Gov. Rick Scott signed a new law adding 90 chemicals to the state list of controlled substances, Card said. Northwest Florida State College agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a dispute with the builder of its new sports arena, completed in 2010 (pictured during construction.) Beacon file photoCollege, builder settle disputeNWFSC to pay Speegle $400,000

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ArrestsTiffany Nicole Whatley, a cashier, 20, of 1287 Jeffery Scott Drive, Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police March 20 on a misdemeanor charge of theft. * A 17-year-old Niceville girl was arrested by Niceville police March 13 on a charge of domestic violence battery. Subsequent to a verbal argument, the girl allegedly punched her father in the face several times. * Dillon Wayne Grace, 19, of 137 Beacons Bend Road, Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police March 16 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, including 12 pills of Tramadol and 10 pills of Trazodone. * Nicholas Allen Hall, a roofing company employee, 25, of 1878 Edge Ave., Niceville, and Jessica Carolyn Carroll, 23, of the same address, were arrested by Niceville police March 16, and each charged with two counts of child neglect without great harm. * Tara Lee Stokes, 25, with an at-large address, was arrested by Niceville police March 16 on a charge of uttering false instrument, four counts. Stokes allegedly admitted writing three stolen checks, totaling $471.64, at the Niceville Walmart Nov. 8, as well as writing another stolen check she attempted to pass at a local bank. * Scott Eason Bacheller, 54, of 2425 Roberts Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police March 16 on a charge of disorderly intoxication. * Amanda Renee Gulledge, 28, of 1217 Border St., Pensacola, was arrested by Niceville police March 20 on charges of grand theft auto and knowingly driving with a suspended driver's license. Police made a traffic stop on Gulledge in a 1992 Subaru at 2:45 a.m., for driving on John Sims Parkway without lights and subsequently learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen, at which time Gulledge allegedly said, "I got desperate and took her car." * Dominique Tyree Smith, a restaurant employee, 20, of 4466 Kingslynn Road, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police, subsequent to a traffic stop, March 22, on a charge of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Smith was also charged with driving while license suspended or revoked. * Jimmy Dean Glover II, 20, of 405 Cedar Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 14 on a violation of probation charge. * Leslie Mitchell Johnson, 55, of 224 Madison St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 13 on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Subsequent to execution of a search warrant Oct. 5 at an address in Shalimar, a marijuana grinder was found inside a safe that allegedly belongs to Johnson. * Kenneth Harry Brixey II, a chef, 27, of 4465 Kingslynn Road, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 12 on a misdemeanor worthless check charge. * Bradley James Thomason, 42, of 379 Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 3 on a charge of failure to appear for a misdemeanor offense. * Lauren Jean Gagnor, 22, of 1509 Pinehurst Cove, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 14 on a violation of probation charge. * Stephen Anthony Ainsworth, 28, of 311 Glen Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 18 on charges of failure to appear on original charges of no valid driver's license, financial responsibility violation, attaching a license plate not assigned, and driving while license suspended or revoked.DUI arrestsCurtis Luke Chambers, 32, of 332 Cannon St., Laurel Hill, subsequent to a single-vehicle crash that caused $15,000 damage but no injuries, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI in the southbound lane of Highway 85, north of the Mullet Festival site, March 15, at 12:08 p.m. Chambers was also cited for failure to use due care. After police inventoried the crashed vehicle prior to being towed, Chambers was subsequently arrested on charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. * David Whitney Sutton, a teacher, 57, of 3 Anastasia Drive, SE, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Valparaiso police March 16 for DUI at an address in the 100 block of Edge Avenue, that allegedly occurred Oct. 20, 2011, at 8:20 p.m. Sutton, who allegedly refused to perform police sobriety tests at the scene, was injured when he fell while in a cell at the police department, and was subsequently taken to a local hospital. A blood sample taken at the hospital under subpoena showed Sutton's blood-alcohol level was nearly four times the legal limit of 0.08. * Jose Alfredo Chavez, 32, of 1128 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI on State Road 85 at State Road 20, March 18 at 4:45 a.m. * Steven Dewayne Reeves, 48, of 1691 Glenburn Court, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI on State Road 20 at County Line Road, March 12 at 7:03 p.m.TheftsA Niceville resident from the 100 block of Summit Court reported that unknown person(s) stole a $50 Tony Hawke skateboard from the front yard of the residence March 14. * A Niceville resident reported March 19 that unknown person(s) stole a pressure washer that had been stored in a shed in the 1200 block of Bay Circle. * A Niceville resident from the 200 block of Camellia Place reported that unknown person(s) burglarized the residence March 20 and stole a phone. * A Niceville resident reported that unknown person(s) stole the wallet from her vehicle while it was parked at the Twin Cities Hospital Emergency Room Parking lot March 20. The wallet contained the victim's driver's license, military ID, Social Security card, birth certificate and $40 cash. * A Niceville resident from the 400 block of Kelly Road reported that sometime March 19-21 someone stole the iPod charger from the residence. * A Niceville resident from the 100 block of Harding Road reported that sometime Feb. 27-March 4 unknown person(s) stole a necklace and bracelet valued together at $700, and $20 in loose change, from a bathroom in the residence. 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. Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from March 19, 2012 through March 25, 2012. 0 Structure Fire27 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn6 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time Davis Drive....................................Medical..................................03/19/12...............04:31 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Vehicle Crash........................03/19/12...............1626 W. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical..................................03/19/12...............20:43 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical..................................03/19/12...............03:57 SR85N...........................................Alarm Activation....................03/20/12...............06:51 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical..................................03/20/12...............08:31 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical..................................03/20/12...............09:13 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Alarm Activation....................03/20/12...............10:04 Reeves Street................................Medical..................................03/20/12...............11:05 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Alarm Activation....................03/20/12...............15:04 Bayshore Drive..............................Service Call...........................03/20/12...............15:25 Regatta Drive.................................Medical..................................03/20/12...............18:03 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical..................................03/20/12...............18:05 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical..................................03/20/12...............18:25 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical..................................03/21/12...............01:27 Julia Avenue..................................Medical..................................03/21/12...............07:17 N. Palm Blvd..................................Medical..................................03/21/12...............20:04 Edgewater Drive............................Medical..................................03/21/12...............23:22 Kelly Road.....................................Medical..................................03/22/12...............15:11 Redman Court...............................Medical..................................03/23/12...............09:01 Boyd Circle....................................Medical..................................03/23/12...............10:51 Hart Street......................................Alarm Activation....................03/23/12...............21:48 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical..................................03/24/12...............05:28 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Alarm Activation....................03/24/12...............06:36 Edgewater Drive............................Medical..................................03/24/12...............08:08 St Andrews Drive...........................Medical..................................03/24/12...............14:14 Regatta Drive.................................Medical..................................03/25/12...............07:45 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical..................................03/25/12...............07:47 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical..................................03/25/12...............10:22 Valparaiso Blvd..............................Medical..................................03/25/12...............11:40 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical..................................03/25/12...............14:00 S. Cedar Avenue...........................Medical..................................03/25/12...............19:18 Nutmeg Avenue.............................Medical..................................03/25/12...............19:51 St Andrews Drive...........................Medical..................................03/25/12...............23:07 Weekly Safety Tip: The Fire Department can t help you unless you can be found. Make sure the number of your house is visible from the street and is in a lighted area so it can be seen at night. Please look at the Niceville Fire Department web page on Facebook.North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from March 19, 2012 through March 25, 2012. Street Situation Date Time E. Hidden Lakes Drive..................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/19/12..............14:49 White Point Road..........................Grass fire................................03/19/12..............15:30 Windlake Drive..............................Assist invalid..........................03/19/12..............16:12 White Point Road..........................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/20/12..............09:30 Reeves Street...............................Dispatched canceled.............03/20/12..............11:14 E. Highway 20...............................Motor vehicle accident...........03/20/12..............16:19 Keturah..........................................Dispatched canceled.............03/20/12..............18:36 Rosewood Way.............................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/20/12..............22:32 Laura Lane....................................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/21/12..............04:41 Merchants Way.............................Dispatched canceled.............03/21/12..............07:08 N. White Point Road.....................Medical assist EMS...............03/21/12..............22:12 E. Highway 20...............................Service call.............................03/22/12..............09:24 Commons Drive............................Dispatched canceled.............03/23/12..............20:18 Woodlands Dr. & Curacao............EMS excluding vehicle..........03/23/12..............20:30 Pearl S. Buck Court......................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/23/12..............21:17 Merchants Way.............................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/24/12..............04:27 White Point Road..........................Medical assist EMS...............03/24/12..............06:15 Oaklake Lane................................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/24/12..............13:39 Olde Post Road.............................Medical assist EMS...............03/24/12..............15:20 Hagen Court..................................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/24/12..............20:14 Destiny Way..................................Dispatched canceled.............03/24/12..............21:19 Aruba Way.....................................Alarm system activation........03/25/12..............13:12 Southminster Circle.......................Dispatched canceled.............03/25/12..............14:21 Pearl S. Buck Court......................Medical assist EMS...............03/25/12..............15:47 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Page A-6 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Every week, a download link to an Adobe Acrobat PDF of the latest newspaper will be sent to the e-mail address you provide. In just minutes, you’ll receive a crisp, searchable, printable replica of the paper, with all stories, photos and ads. Windows & Mac compatible. A great way to get the paper if you live or work out of town, or take a vacation! Or give a gift subscription to a loved one! Recommended for broadband (not dialup) connections.Please send coupon and payment to: The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578. For more information, contact Beacon Newspapers at (850) 678-1080 or info@baybeacon.comName: Phone: E-mail (please print clearly): Address: Payment per paper (for 1 year): $52.00 (Price includes any applicable sales tax.)Get the Bay Beacon, Eglin Flyer, Hurlburt Patriot or Green Beret Online!The Bay Beacon The Eglin Flyer The Hurlburt Patriot The Green Beret The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Killer of Coke worker is sentenced to deathBy Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer State Attorney William "Bill" Eddins announced that Thomas Ford McCoy Jr., Laurel Hill, on Monday was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the first-degree, premeditated murder of Curtis Brown on April 10, 2009. McCoy, 35, was sentenced by Walton County Circuit Judge Kelvin C. Wells for the shooting death of Brown, a Baker resident, according to a statement from Eddins' office. McCoy was convicted of shooting Brown with a .45-caliber handgun in a break room at Northwest Florida State College DeFuniak Springs campus. McCoy was a former employee of the Coca-Cola Co. who worked with Brown at the company's Valparaiso distribution plant. At the time of the murder, Brown was carrying out McCoy's duties as a vending machine technician. According to the statement, McCoy lured Brown to the college campus by making a false telephone service call for the Coca-Cola vending machine in the break room. After killing Brown, McCoy fled to Tampa. When Deputy U.S. Marshals attempted to arrest McCoy, the man opened fire at them, and was shot twice when the officers returned fire. McCoy was prosecuted in Hillsborough County and convicted on Nov. 19, 2010, of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and opposing an officer with violence, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for those crimes. McCoy pleaded guilty on July 26, 2011, to the firstdegree, premeditated murder of Brown, and demanded a penalty phase jury trial. On Dec. 9, 2011, the Walton County jury returned a verdict recommending that the death sentence be imposed. Assistant State Attorney Bobby Elmore prosecuted the case. Thomas F. McCoy Jr."soft" commercial, Werner said. He said the proposed commercial development would be attractive to the community, suggesting upscale businesses such as Starbucks, rather than gas stations. Werner said he plans to request the first land-use changes by the summer and hopes to find a buyer for the residential property off Bay Drive first. Hanks briefed the homeowners association at Magnolia Plantation last week on the proposals. Jane Rainwater, a board member of the Magnolia Plantation Association, issued the following statement about the meeting: "The Board of Directors met with Tom Hanks on March 21 to be briefed on the plans that the Bluewater Bay Resort is in the process of changing the Magnolia Plantation golf course on the ninth hole to an executive course and adding approximately 16 homes. Two homes in Magnolia would be directly affected. One other home in Hidden Lakes would be affected. The seventh fairway running along Highway 20 is planned for Multi-Usage. There are 20 homes that would have a direct effect by the change. The board chose to remain neutral and the immediate attention was given to presenting to the homeowners the information presented as quickly as possible. There have been many questions, many rumors. However, the board presented the facts as given." BWBFrom page A-2 Beacon photo by Del Lessard Bluewater Bay Resort manager Tom Hanks on the Magnolia golf course in Bluewater Bay Monday. Under a plan described by Hanks and another resort official, the moneylosing course would be shortened to make room for new stores and homes.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Page A-7 NorthOkaloosa.comDoctors can make us feel better. They can make us better people by encouraging us to lose a few pounds or quit smoking. Doctors can even make our community a better place to live. In short, doctors make a difference. On March 30, Doctors Day, make some noise and tell the physicians you know what a difference theyve made in your life and the lives of your loved ones. We will, too. March 30 is Doctors Day … so make some noise! North Okaloosa Medical Center is directly or indirectly owned by a partnership that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospitals medical staff.Phil Alabata, D.O. Ophthalmology Moudar Alshazley, M.D. Emergency Medicine Eric Henry Amos, M.D. Radiation Oncology Warren R. Amos, M.D. Radiation Oncology George B. Antonious, M.D. Nephrology David A. Babin, M.D. Teleradiology Jeff P. Baker, D.O. Emergency Medicine Thomas W. Ballard, M.D. Diagnostic Radiology Glenn Bankert, D.O. Obstetrics & Gynecology James Barnes, M.D. Diagnostic Radiology Roman Bautista, D.O. Internal Medicine Lana Bellon, M.D. Teleradiology Stephen Berkes, M.D. Anesthesiology Matthew H. Berlet, M.D. Teleradiology Timothy Bonsack, M.D. Teleradiology Marcello Antonio Borzatta, M.D. Surgery … Vascular Christopher Bosarge, M.D. Vascular & Interventional Radiology Loretta Brestan, M.D. Surgery … General Kara O. Brooks, M.D. Family Medicine James Browning, M.D. Anesthesiology Michael Buono, M.D. Teleradiology Sergio Cabrera, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology Flora Lorna Quinay Cabreros, M.D. Internal Medicine Mark Calkins, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery David Campbell, M.D. Internal Medicine Wayne Campbell, M.D. Internal Medicine Robert Caputo, D.O. Obstetrics & Gynecology John Carlson, M.D. Gynecology Sion Carter, M.D. Teleradiology Michael Charles, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Indumathi Christopher, M.D. Family Practice Ted Chung, M.D. Urology Steven Clark, M.D. Plastic Surgery Gregory Coates, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology Mark Cooper, M.D. Family Practice Jeffrey Cottrell, M.D. Teleradiology Harry R. Cramer, M.D. Vascular & Interventional Radiology Hien Dao, M.D. Internal Medicine Steven Donchey, M.D. Internal Medicine Christopher Dress, M.D. Plastic Surgery Michael Ederer, D.O. Pain Medicine Elaine Engelman, M.D. Teleradiology Issa Ephtimios, M.D. Infectious Disease Ned Farber, D.O. Family Practice Michael Foley, M.D. Internal Medicine Thomas Fox, D.O. Orthopaedic Surgery/Sports Medicine Richard Freier, M.D. Family Medicine Charles Friend, D.O. Family Practice Michael Given, M.D. Pulmonary Disease/Internal Medicine James Glenn, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Peter Godleski, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Luis Gomez, M.D. Pediatrics William S. Gruss, M.D. Internal Medicine Patricia Hambley, M.D. Diagnostic Radiology Janet Hamby, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology James S. Hanner, M.D. Teleradiology Stuart Harlin, M.D. Surgery … Thoracic Joseph He”in, Jr., M.D. Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine David Herf, M.D. Surgery … General Alexander Hernandez, M.D. Emergency Medicine James Howell, D.O. Family Practice/Family Medicine Steve Hunley, M.D. Cardiology Dhiraj Jeyanandarajan, M.D. Neurophysiology Derek Jimenez, M.D. Internal Medicine/Nephrology Marie John, M.D. Pediatrics John Johnson, M.D. Family Practice/Pediatrics Fernando Ka“e, M.D. Vascular & Interventional Radiology Zaher Kalaji, M.D. Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Paul Kalin, D.P.M. Podiatry Mark Katzenstein, M.D. Interventional Cardiology Stephen Kennedy, M.D. Teleradiology Lawrence King, M.D. Telemedicine/Neurology Joshua K. Kolmetz, M.D. Internal Medicine John Koszuta, M.D. Pulmonary Disease Kevin Kulow, M.D. Emergency Medicine Christopher LeCroy, M.D. Surgery … Vascular Gus J. Leotta, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Edgardo E. Li-Espino, M.D. Infectious Disease Ancil Lindley, M.D. Diagnostic Radiology Sandra Loeb, M.D. Pediatrics Jonathan Lohrbach, M.D. Surgery … General Kate Lops, M.D. Family Practice Gerald Lowrey, M.D. Radiation Oncology Enrique Lujan, M.D. Pediatrics Heather Macadam, M.D. Pediatrics Steven Mandel, M.D. Teleradiology David Mann, Jr., M.D. Hematology/Medical Oncology William Markowski, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery James P. Martin, D.O. Nephrology Stricker Mays, M.D. Gynecolology Charles W. McFatter, M.D. Gynecology Vicente Mendez, M.D. Internal Medicine David M. Mills, M.D. Ophthalmology Abdul Mir, M.D. Internal Medicine Jeffrey Moll, M.D. Anesthesiology Timothy Monaghan, M.D. Clinical Pathology Brian Montague, M.D. Teleradiology Aaron Montgomery, M.D. Vascular & Interventional Radiology Edward Morrison, D.O. Emergency Medicine Angel D. Morrobel, M.D. Cardiology Paul Motta, M.D. Family Medicine Jeff S. Nabonsal, M.D. Anesthesiology Nicholas Nagrani, M.D. Nephrology Terry Neill, M.D. Telemedicine/Neurology Alexander Neiman, M.D. Internal Medicine Michael Neuland, M.D. Allergy & Immunology Craig C. Newland, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Ann Nguyen, M.D. Gynecology Chien Nguyen, M.D. Clinical Pathology Valery Niedermeyer, M.D. Pediatrics Tommy Noggle, M.D. Emergency Medicine/Family Practice David Nor”eet, D.O. Pain Medicine/Anesthesiology Peter Oas, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Jack Obeid, M.D. Pulmonary Disease Shadi Oweis, M.D. Nephrology Shijun Pan, M.D. Neurology Joseph Pedone, M.D. Cardiology Clyde M. Pence, M.D. Nephrology Francis Pham, M.D. Anesthesiology John Pope, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Helen Preston, M.D. Cardiology Kapil Puri, M.D. Urology John Rasmussen, M.D. Teleradiology Christopher Reid, M.D. Nephrology Cosimo A. Ricciardi, D.P.M. Podiatry Michael Rinaldi, D.O. Otolaryngology Andrew Ringel, M.D. Gastroenterology Michael Roberts, M.D. Internal Medicine Sharon Rosenberg, M.D. Pediatrics Joseph Shalit, M.D. Cardiology George Shaughness, M.D. Teleradiology Michael Shaw, M.D. Teleradiology Joseph Siefker, M.D. Otolaryngology Christopher Singley, M.D. Emergency Medicine Saravana E. Sivashanker, M.D. Internal Medicine Robert Siwicki, D.P.M. Podiatry Gary Smith, M.D. Teleradiology Steven Spitzer, M.D. Emergency Medicine Linda C. Stallings, M.D. Nephrology Glenn Stambo, M.D. Teleradiology Philip Stern, M.D. Internal Medicine James H. Stevens, M.D. Radiation Oncology Dennis Stewart, M.D. Surgery … General Paul Swartz, M.D. Teleradiology Cynthia Tainsh, M.D. Neurophysiology Michael L. Tallman, Psy.D. Psychology Mohammed Tamim, M.D. Internal Medicine Lee Thigpen, M.D. Internal Medicine Adolfo Torrez, M.D. Emergency Medicine Frederick Trapp, M.D. Dermatology John Tucker, M.D. Surgery … Vascular Marianne Tullus, M.D. Family PracticeKelly Vanepps, M.D. Teleradiology Michelle Vandenbosch, M.D. Emergency Medicine Colette Waite, M.D. Pediatrics Timothy Walker, M.D. Family Medicine James Watson, M.D. Diagnostic Radiology Steven Weissfeld, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Michael Williams, M.D. Emergency Medicine Troy Woeste, M.D. Teleradiology Michael Yandel, M.D. Cardiology Michael Youssef, M.D. Teleradiology Thomas D. Zachos, M.D. Urology Juan Zarate, M.D. Interventional Cardiology The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACON

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-8 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACONDr. Castaneda of Emerald Coast Family Medicine is a board-certified family physician dedicated to the comprehensive health care of the entire family. For more than 10 years, Dr. Castaneda has been ensuring the health of his patients, from newborns to seniors. During the past four years, he has developed an ongoing relationship with patients in Bluewater Bay, Valparaiso, Niceville and other surrounding communities. With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, Dr. Castaneda aims to provide personal, inclusive and continuing care for individuals during all stages of life. Currently, his practice is accepting new patients. As a physician who provides care for entire families, Dr. Castaneda goes above and beyond expectations to develop a respectful and trusting patientdoctor relationship. His sincere warmth, kindness and engaged commitment toward his patients enables him to connect to them on a personal level. Dr. Castaneda and the entire staff at ECFM get to know their patients by thoroughly listening to medical concerns and following through by assisting with health care decisions. Trained in family medicine, Dr. Castaneda can provide diagnosis and treatment for a full range of health conditions and concerns. These include, but are not limited to, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cardio vascular screening, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, skin ailments, thyroid disorders, and mental health issues related to anxiety, depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On-site ultrasound services provide added convenience to patients. In addition, well-child and adolescent check-ups are also available, to include school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations. Flu shots are also available for patients of ECFM. According to Dr. Castaneda, “Obesity leads to heart disease and diabetes and is closely approaching smoking as the leading cause of many cancers.” For this reason, helping his patients with weight management is an important concern of Dr. Castaneda s. ECFM provides weight-loss management under his careful supervision. Dr. Castaneda has been successful in assisting patients achieve weight-loss goals through individually customized programs. Mike is a patient of Dr. Castaneda s who recently lost 90 pounds between July 2010 and February 2011. Now, eight months later, he maintains a healthy physique at 160 pounds through proper diet and exercise. This physician-supervised weight-loss program Dr. Castaneda provides is an individually tailored, healthier alternative to yo-yo dieting on your own. ECFM accepts most forms of insurance and will process the paperwork for patients. Sameday appointments are available for acute care concerns, providing a time-effective alternative to long waits at the emergency room. Emerald Coast Family Medicine is located at 143 S. John Sims Parkway in Valparaiso between Lincoln and Washington avenues. Office hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m.5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Friday 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Contact Dr. Castaneda s courteous and friendly staff at 729-3300 to make an appointment. “Patient AFTER Emerald Coast Family Medicine weight loss management program.”Advertising Feature BEFORE AFTER“Patient BEFORE Emerald Coast Family Medicine weight loss management program.” A L L A R O U N D T H E T O W N 143 S. John Sims Pkwy. • Valparaiso ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 729 -3300 CARING FOR FAMILIES NEWBORN TO ADULTEMERALD COAST FAMILY MEDICINEWEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENTMOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED• INTERNAL MEDICINE • PEDIATRICS • PREVENTIVE CARE • SPORT & WORK PHYSICALS Dr. T. 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Palm Eye CareBoard Certified Optometric Physicians“A new approach to personal eye care”Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses Emergency Eye Injuries Diabetes/Hypertension Management Specialty/Bifocal Contact Lenses Pediatric patients are always welcome Sports Vision Correction for all athletes Accepting TRICARE, Bluecross/BS, Medicare, Medicaid, AETNA, VCP, VSP, Davis Vision and Eye Med Drs. Tom & Sharon Streeter 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.com HOURS: 10:45 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 10:45 a.m. 9:30 Fri.  11:30 a.m. 9:30 Sat. Casual Waterfront Dining featuring Seafood, Steak & Pasta EARLY BIRD SPECIALS 4:30 6:00 Every Day NEWLY RENOVATED LOUNGE & ENCLOSED PATIO BARwithLive Music Fri. & Sat. NightsHAPPY HOUR: 3:00 6:00  Mon.-Sat. SERVING LUNCH & DINNERINDOOR & OUTDOOR SEATING EARLY BIRD TUNE-UP MARCH SPECIAL $69 Reg: $99389-4611onehourair.comEmerald Coast Family MedicineDr C a st a ned a t a kes c a re of f a m i l i es from newborns to sen i orsEdge Elementary Spring Fling a successEdge Elementary School held its largest fundraiser, the Spring Fling. The funds from the event will go toward supplies needed by the teachers to aid in educating the students. Edge would like to thank all the parents and teachers for their donations in helping raise funds for the school, and Niceville High School students for volunteering. Edge Elementary PTO would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for making the silent auction a success: Kalalni's Kouture, Niceville Garden Center, Emerald Coast Wholesale Plants, Tania Fogherty of Florida, Abs Fitness, Benny's BBQ, Teisha Chaney of Paperly, Prudential Coastal Properties, Stacy Wigington of Scentsy, Parkway Veterinary Hair of the Dog, Four Paws, Woody's Hog Heaven, Hard Rock Cafe, Sephora, Fresh Greece, Debbie Ogden of Mary Kay, Elisa Rowland of Mary Kay, Felicitas Wolter of Stella and Dot, Tropical Smoothie, Sunset Cafe, Discovery Dive World, Kia Young of ThirtyOne, Twin Cities Cinema, Rave Motion Pictures, Huff Homes, Touch of the Orient Massage, Lindsey's Looking Glass Photography, Palmer's ATA Taekwondo, Alpine Bikes, Image Maker, Summit II in Hair, Fantastic Sam's, Hair Magic, Hair Express, Curves, Bricks4Kidz, Ace Hardware-Bluewater, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Big Kahuna's, Bluewater Chiropractic, Bluewater Zoo, T3 Fitness, Hurlburt Golf Course, Eglin Golf Course, Stacey Kidder of Stacey-Cakes, Louisa Matthews of Phoenix Trading, Valerie Dombroski, One20 A Modern Bistro. CIC golf tourney raises $40,000Ken Hair, Children in Crisis President and CEO, Niceville, presents the first place trophy to the winning team of the Sixth Annual CIC Children's Neighborhood Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament raised $40,000 in contributions and in-kind donations. From left: Ken Hair, Alana Wood and Derek Lott. Courtesy photo

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By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer For the past 25 years, a local woman has volunteered her time, skills and resources to helping people in the community find their roots. Marie-Helene Legge, and her husband, George Legge, of Niceville, are the directors of the Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, Fort Walton Beach. They are both certified experts in the genealogy field. Although the center looks like a typical reference area of a library, with computers, microfilm, and microfilm readers, Marie-Helene is able to offer resources that would otherwise be difficult to find. Because she speaks English, Italian and French fluently, and has studied other languages including German and Latin, Marie-Helene, who is originally from France, is able to translate documents brought in by people looking to connect with their ancestors. Marie-Helene said she first started learning other languages in school, and later as a hobby, because she found it useful. "It is a tool, because most Americans go back to other countries," Marie-Helene said. "At one point we go back to another place unless the ancestors were Native Americans." Marie-Helene, however, is humble about her skills that have connected many people to their ancestors. "I think we should all share our talents and be part of the community," she said of working at the Center. Everyone who works at the Center volunteers their time and resources, and visitors are only required to pay to order microfilm, which is $7.50 per film. The Center primarily uses a website, familysearch.org, to begin tracing information about family members. The site is open to anyone, and it is free. Family History Centers throughout the U.S., including the one in Fort Walton Beach, can order microfilm and microfiche from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the home of the Mormon Church, and the world's largest genealogical database. "It's just wonderful because every time you open the microfilm, you know you have the true source," said Marie-Helene, referring to birth certificates and immigration documents that are often viewed through microfilm. "There's no better way of proving who someone is." The Salt Lake City Genealogical Library was founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their family history. The library collection has 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records, and more than 742,000 microfiche in the main system. Once a person comes into the Center, he or she can start the process of finding their ancestors by filling out a family tree. From The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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 sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d nn e e s s d d a a y y , M M a a r r c c h h 2 2 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Courtesy photo George and Marie-Helene Legge have been working at the Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 25 years. The couple, who are certified experts in geneaology, help people find their ancestors. Courtesy photo A photograph of Tony Bordogna's long-lost grandfather, Antonio Bordogna. With the help of Marie-Helene Legge at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center, Tony was able to solve the mystery of what happened to Antonio. Man finds long-lost grandfather with help of Family History CenterBy Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer With the help of one woman, Tony Bordogna was able to solve the 104-year-old mystery of his long-lost Italian grandfather. Marie-Helene Legge of Niceville, one of the directors of the Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints in Fort Walton Beach, aided Tony in his quest. When Tony's grandfather, Antonio Bordogna, left the United States in 1908, the family assumed the 30-year-old father of three had abandoned them. It wasn't until the 1950s that the family started to search for answers. "The story is, well, that there was no story, for many years," said Tony, a Shalimar resident who started his own search for Antonio 10 years ago. Tony first heard about the resources at the Family History Center in 2011 by word-ofmouth, and decided to take a photo of Antonio to the Center to see if it would lead to anything. "When I first saw the photo, I noticed that he didn't look like a bum, and he left two daughters and a wife who was pregnant," said Marie-Helene, who is fluent in Italian. "He didn't look like a man who would abandon his family." Although he did not have a date of when his grandfather passed away, Tony had a birthplace, Guardia Lombardi, Italy, about 73 miles east of Naples. Marie-Helene contacted Salt Lake City, home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the largest genealogical database in the world. The contact in Salt Lake City was able to refer Marie-Helene to a trustworthy contact in Naples, to figure out where Antonio had been buried. "My parents had traveled back to his birthplace, but never found where he was buried," Tony said. Within two weeks, MarieHelene and Tony obtained confirmation of the hospital where Antonio died, just north of Naples, and the date of his death. According to records, Antonio was buried near the hospital, not in his birth town. After receiving Antonio's death date, the process started to move along, and Marie-Helene was able to receive a birth certificate for Antonio that she translated from Italian to English. She also spent time researching Italian microfilm, and Tony was able to obtain copies of Antonio's paperwork from Ellis Island. As it turns out, Antonio, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1897 and settled in Pennsylvania, had not abandoned his family, but became ill and traveled back to Italy sometime in 1908. "He went to his sister's house in New York, and his appendix was giving him problems," Tony said. "He took a ship to Naples because he didn't want to be operated on by an American doctor. When he got off the ship his appendix ruptured and he went to the hospital for the incurables where he died." After two months of searching for Antonio, with the help of Marie-Helene, Tony was able to solve the mystery in August 2011, just before his aunt, and 4th annual poster contest for local studentsThe Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) invites all Okaloosa County School students to participate in the fourth annual Okaloosa County School poster contest. The OAA wants to know what you consider “Summer Fun." It can be anything you can create on paper with markers, paint, pastels, charcoal, or crayons. Digital artwork is also being accepted. There will be a first, second and third place winner for three elementary school students (K-4), for three middle school students (5-8), and for three high school students (9-12). Each first place winner will receive a $75 gift card, each second place winner will receive a $50 gift card, and each third place winner will receive a $25 gift card. Additionally, the first place winners’ artwork will Niceville couple helps people connect to the past Please see MAN, page B-2 Please see COUPLE, page B-2 CALL ME TODAY.Honesty. Respect. Professionalism. Courtesy. 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Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience • 678-0099 • 678-6211All doctors’ prescriptions filled • Welds & Repairs • Bi-Focals • Tri-Focals • Progressives • Sunglasses ONE HOUR SERVICE ON ALL IN-STOCK LENSESIN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 It’s aGirl Thing It’s aGirl Thing (850) 897-4475 1124 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville Easter Sorrelli SaleFri. 3/30-Sat. 3/31 BUY 1, GET 140%Off!Cannot be combined with other discounts.Kevin R. Murray a 2010 graduate of Niceville High School, has been formally accepted into Florida State University's College of Nursing. The nursing program is limited access, and only 25-30 percent of applicants are admitted. During his two years at FSU, Kevin has maintained a 4.0 GPA while participating in Marching Chiefs and being active in the Wesley Foundation. * Kyle Libby of Niceville, was formally recognized by the university president and dean of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine during its 10th annual Clinical Advancement Ceremony held on March 11. The ceremony, often referred to as a "white coat" ceremony, formalizes and symbolizes the transition of pre-doctoral dental students from basic science, biomedical science, and pre-clinical education to the rendering of patient care in the school’s clinics. Kyle’s uncle, Dr. Durwin Y. Libby, Tufts D’90, of Lincoln, Maine, held the honor of coating his nephew. Kyle is a 2004 I.B. graduate of Niceville High School, and a 2008 graduate of the University of West Florida. He is the son of Andrea and Paul Elliott of Niceville, Lloyd E. Libby, and grandson of Mary M. Babbitt of Niceville. Who’s News Kevin Murray Kyle Libby Please see POSTER, page B-10 850-863-2153Fort Walton  Destin  Niceville General Orthopaedics Total Joint Revision Sports Medicine General Podiatry Arthritis Prevention & Care Bone Density Scanning Complete Spine Care Total Joint Reconstruction Minimal Invasive Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery Full Body MRI Physical TherapyMark J. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY Antonio's last surviving child, Clara Wentz, passed away in September of the same year. Antonio had two other children, a daughter and a son, who was Tony's father. "Clara put a lot into searching for him," Tony said. "She spent a lot of money and a lot of time researching. I promised her I would find out what happened to him before she died." Although Clara suffered from dementia, Tony clearly remembers his aunt's words to him after she received a confirmation letter containing his findings. "Her daughter read the letter to her two or three times," he said. "I got a phone call from my aunt and she said 'You accomplished the mission. Thank you very much.' It gave me and my family a sense of closure. I just wish we had the information before my grandmother died, because there were a lot of unanswered questions for so many years. "...We would have never accomplished this if it wasn't for M (Marie-Helene). With her language and expertise, she just knew where to look. Our family appreciates her work." Tony said his family plans to visit Antonio's grave in Italy this fall, where they will spread some of Clara's ashes. MANFrom page B-1there, volunteers aid in searching for documents and photos. "It's encouraging, because once you see a name on paper there's a sense of belonging," Marie-Helene said. "The photos that we find of ancestors are so moving, they are just amazing." According to George, Family History Centers are an important part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because members of the Church believe families are connected eternally. The Church, he added, funds the Centers. "The Church is very family oriented, and we believe in knowing where you came from," he said. George said someone looking to find his or her ancestors does not have to be a member of the Church to visit the center, and volunteers at the center do not proselytize to visitors. "It is neutral ground here, we don't talk about the Church," George said. "We are here to help people research their ancestors. We try to help as best as we can." The Center, George said, attracts all walks of life, races, religions and ages. "Some people come week after week," George said. "It's addicting, and one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world. ...We also see people who come in and want to pass the information on to other generations in the family. "There's a feeling of connection, and it's exciting to get to know your people. You are who you are because of them, and we need to know where we come from." The Family History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and is located at 339 Lake Drive Northwest, Fort Walton Beach. For more information, contact the Center at 2443338. COUPLEFrom page B-1 Valparaiso Library offers look at 1940 Federal CensusBy David Weatherford Valparaiso Community Library On April 2, the 1940 United States Federal Census Report will be released to the American people. Genealogy researchers and the general public will be able to access this historical information for free at the Valparaiso Community Library. In 1940, there were 132,164,569 people living within the 48 states of the U.S. and its extended territories. The census will allow 87 percent of Americans today to find a direct family link to their family members living during the final years of the Great Depression and the early years of World War II. The census records will contain the names of thousands of European immigrants, many of whom had recently escaped the political turmoil of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany. These records will also reveal the names of the 100,000 JapaneseAmericans that were detained in internment camps during the three years of World War II. Furthermore, the census will reveal family members that worked in Depression-era relief jobs such as the Works Project Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps that would become the backbone of the industrial complex that helped the nation win the War. Many of the individuals in this census are part of what has been called the Greatest Generation. Not only had these folks survived the Great Depression, they fought and many died in World War II. They were the Americans who practiced thrift and compassion, and understood the meaning of hard work and industry. The federal census reports are kept private for 72 years because of sensitive information about individuals: their addresses; race and sex; if they were married or single; their age as of April 1, 1940; place of birth; birthplace of parents; language spoken in the home; citizenship status; and level of education. The census also provides information about the household members: head of household, wife, daughter, father, mother-in-law, grandson, lodger, lodger’s wife and children, servants and hired hands. All of this new information will help genealogists verify family locations, and in many cases generate new family histories. Additional information includes occupation and employee status, and if the family lived in a village, community, city or on a farm. If you were born before 1940, come by the Valparaiso Community Library and find your name listed in the federal census report. Call the library at 729-5406 to set up a one-hour reservation to visit the 1940 Federal Census. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Shawn M. Parks of Niceville, 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. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Shawn earned distinction as an honor graduate. Shawn is the son of Kelli Parks of Niceville. The airman is a 1997 graduate of Niceville High School. He earned an associate degree in 2009 from Valencia College, Orlando. In the Service Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Holy week and Easter of 2012 Come join us, celebrate the Last Supper, Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord1200 Valparaiso Boulevard Niceville www.holynamechurch.org 678-7813 Living Stations of the Cross Living Stations of the Cross Presented by the Youth Group, Music by the Holy Name High School Seniors Wednesday, April 4, 7:00pm and Good Friday, April 6, 7:00 pmHoly Thursday April 5, 7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00pm Good Friday April 6, 3:00pm Passion of the Lord, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communinon Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass April 7, 7:00pm Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord 8:00am & 11:00am Mass will be celebrated in the Father Butler Parish Life Center 6:00pm Mass will be celebrated in the church. Sunday Bible School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.Bluewater Community CHURCH897-2644 4580 RANGERD., NICEVILLECome Worship with Us! 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 “God’s work. Our hands.” St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool 1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com Sunday Services 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Wednesday Lenten Service w/ NWFSC Madrigals at 7:00 p.m. Okaloosa Chamber Singers Friday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.St. Paul Lutheran Preschool NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2012. Call or visit website. www.stpaulniceville.com A Florida VPK provider.CO1OK0064 First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL 444 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 IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; grow250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin Church Office: 850-837-6324www.iacdestin.org“Pointing The Way To Jesus” be on all 2013 promotional materials for the sixth annual Family Fun Arts Fest and on other OAA promotional materials. All of the poster contest entries will be on display at the Family Fun Arts Fest on May 12, at Henderson Beach State Park, Destin, from 10a.m.5p.m. In addition to the poster contest display, there will also be performances by local artists and students, family fun activities, a silent auction, arts and crafts booths, and food throughout the day. The Festival and Park are free and open to the public all day, with free parking available in the Park. Any Okaloosa County School student can enter; entries can be mailed through an Okaloosa County School or by an individual student. The poster contest deadline is April 1. Please submit only one entry per student. Posters should be standard size (8-by-11) for the contest, and should include: the name of the artist, grade, and name of the school. Please mail entries to the Okaloosa Arts Alliance, Attention: School Poster Contest, P.O. Box 4426, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be announced at the Family Fun Arts Fest. For more information visit okaloosaarts.org or email Amy Baty at abaty@okaloosaarts.org. POSTERFrom page B-9 2011 middle school winner Carmen Little, 7th grade, Ruckel Middle School

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Courtesy photo From left: Brittny Ostermann, Crestview, Kendall Gray, Crestview, and Nicholas Tyler Corbin, Niceville. NWFSC Forensics Team places first in debateThe Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) Forensics Team placed first in debate among Florida State Colleges at the 2012 Florida Intercollegiate Forensics Association (FIFA) State Championship Tournament held at the University of West Florida. The NWFSC team finished fifth in overall sweepstakes for the entire tournament. The 2012 FIFA Championship Tournament included more than 60 competitors. Two team members were standout performers: Brittny Ostermann of Crestview, a Collegiate High School senior and a novice forensics competitor this year, fought an exceptionally hard battle for second place in the LincolnDouglas Debate. She also received second place in Lincoln-Douglas Debate speaker points among eight other debaters. Nicholas Tyler Corbin of Niceville, a secondyear competitor with the team, is the 2012 FIFA State Champion in prose. In 2011, he was the FIFA State Champion in drama. For more information about the NWFSC Forensics Team, contact Cecil Scalf, Forensics Coach, at 897-2080 or scalfc@nwfsc.edu.‘Women on Wellness’ conference at NWFSCFort Walton Beach Medical Center, Twin Cities Hospital, and the Costa Leadership Institute at Northwest Florida State College will present “Women on Wellness: Guidance for a Healthy Lifestyle” on April 13, at Northwest Florida State College’s Niceville campus. This one day educational and energizing conference is aimed to help women achieve balance and success in life, work and health, and hear dynamic presentations and panel discussions by physicians and women’s health experts. Learn how to increase your resilience, eat better, lead a more balanced life, and improve your relationships, communications, and financial wellness. To register or obtain more information, visit WomenOnWellness.org, or call 729-6880. The first 50 registrants will receive a half-price discount to this event. Hannah Curlee, The Biggest Loser Season 11 Runner-Up, will be the keynote speaker. Hannah dropped from 248 pounds to 128 pounds. For viewers, the transformation was startling; for Hannah, it was life-altering. During her nine months on the show, support from home was one of her biggest sources of strength. Today, Hannah is committed to paying forward the help she received, by traveling to various Hospital Corporation of America hospitals, where she tells her story. "I want to go out there and talk about exercise, and share some of my cool little diet secrets," Hannah said. "When I say that anybody can do this, I’m not just saying it. I’m no super-powered woman. I’m a regular girl who was miserable in her life. I wanted to lose weight, and I wanted my life back. I got both, and I want to help other people do the same." Additional speakers at Women On Wellness include: Terri Fedonczak, Dr. Susanne Gaddis, Deanna HowardGonzalez, Dr. Alyson Miser, Dr. Jennifer Seaton, Marnie Tate, Dr. Maureen Thompson and Susan Young. Register today at WomenOnWellness.org, or call 729-6880. Master Gardeners name Executive BoardThe 2012 Okaloosa Master Gardeners recently named its Executive Board. The goals of the program are to increase the availability of horticulture information for the community, and to improve the quality of life for residences of Okaloosa County through horticulture volunteer services. From left: Linda Meyers of Crestview, secretary; John Bauer of Valparaiso, president-elect; Margaret Stewart of Crestview, president; and Joe Michetti of Niceville, treasurer. Courtesy photo Recreation Services Inc., located in Bluewater Bay, is offering a great membership special. Join either the Swim or Hard Court Tennis Membership from now until March 31, and receive a 50% discount on the enrollment fee! Membership includes 4 pools (1 heated) and 3 Tennis Courts. We also offer Water Aerobics, Facility rentals, RV/Boat Storage, swimming and tennis lessons.The Swim and Hard Court Tennis Memberships are not exclusive to Bluewater Bay Residents. EVERYONE is welcome to join! O O F F F F 5 5 0 0 % % E E N N R R O O L L L L M M E E N N T TMARCHMADNESSMEMBERSHIPSPECIALRecreation Services, Inc. office is located at 1050 Bay Drive (Bay Drive Pool). 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I wanted to get some very important information about my business to the readers of your newspaper, and my ads have certainly done just that. I appreciate the professional and caring staff that the Bay Beacon has and will continue to use this local newspaper whenever I have the need. A loyal reader and customer, thank you again. Gotta Git Taxi Service John Lasiter678-1080Call our advertising department today!Ads in the Beacon Newspapers get results.Here s Proof Fully Insured • Fully LicensedServing Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater And Adjoining Areas...24 Hours 7 Days A WeekCall 678-0100

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Free tax preparation Tax-aide volunteers are providing free income tax preparation for taxpayers with low-to-moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older at the Niceville Library, Monday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., by appointment only. Make your appointment at the Reference Desk in the library, or call 279-4863, ext. 1504. Bring all your tax documents, last year's return, a picture ID, Social Security Card, and checkbook if you want your refund direct deposited. Book sale bonanza The American Association of University Women, Niceville/Valparaiso Chapter, is requesting used book donations for their annual book sale at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, March 31, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds will be used to provide scholarships to deserving women in the community. Donations will be accepted at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, Tuesday–Saturday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 8639622. Indoor soccer registration Niceville UMC is accepting registration now through April 4, for Upward Indoor Soccer for grades K4-4. Info: nicevilleumc.org/recreation, or call 678-4411, ext. 145. Niceville Market Day Niceville Community Guild is accepting reservations to rent a space at its Community Market Day, April 28, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at City Hall. Market Day is an outdoor event open to crafters, garage sales, home businesses, food vendors, produce stands and nonprofit fundraisers. Info, or to rent a space: Nicevillechristmas@cox.net. Cost: $15 to rent a space. Activist lecture Friends of the Niceville Library will host a program, "Marjory Stoneman Douglas: An Activist's Life," on March 28, at 11 a.m., Niceville Community Center, 204 N. Partin Drive. Author and historian Jack E. Davis, University of Florida, will discuss the public life of Marjory Douglas, who died in 1998, at the age of 108, as Florida's longest living activist. The program is free, and reservations can be made by calling the library at 2794863, ext. 1504. Alzheimer's support group Alzheimer's Family Services will hold a support group on March 28, at 10:30 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive, Niceville. The support group is free, and respite care is available. To register for the support group, or for more information, call 4787790, or visit AlzFamServ.org. Senior activities The Council on Aging Senior program will offer the following activities for age 60 and older. March 28: Bingo, Valparaiso Senior Center, 268 Glenview Ave., 9:30 a.m. March 29: Bingo, Seminole Community Center, Cedar Street, 10 a.m.; Wii bowling, Valparaiso Senior Center, 9:30 a.m. March 30: Bingo, Valparaiso Senior Center, 9:30 a.m. April 2: Dominoes and socializing, Valparaiso Senior Center, 9:30 a.m. April 3: Bingo, Seminole Community Center, 10 a.m.; Bingo, Valparaiso Senior Center, 9:30 a.m. Bike ride in Valparaiso The Adventure Club will hold a bike ride March 29, at 3 p.m., in Valparaiso. Meet at the strip mall at the intersection of John Sims Parkway and Highway 85. The group will have supper after the ride at a nearby restaurant. Info: Pat and Bruce, 301-9452. Relay for Life dinner The Niceville/Valparaiso Relay for Life Steering Committee will host the annual cancer survivor dinner to honor local cancer survivors and a guest. The evening will consist of a meal and entertainment on March 29, at 6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church. Info: Danielle Sands, dsandsbox@yahoo.com, or the American Cancer Society office, 244-3813, ext. 3556. RWOF meeting The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet on April 4, at the Holiday Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island. Socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. To accomodate working women, there will be a "dine-and-dash" table, for those who can only stay for a limited time. Candidates for the offices of County Commissioner Districts 3 and 5 will participate in a forum at the meeting. To make a reservation, contact Donna Pattison at 6515416, or donnapattison@cox.net, by noon on March 30. Cost: $16 for members, $18 for guests. Info: rwof.org. Chamber Singers concert The Okaloosa Chamber Singers will present "An Evening with the Masters," March 30, at 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Niceville. The concert is free, with a suggested donation of $15 per person, or $25 per couple. Info: okaloosachambersingers.org, or Dr. Marilyn Overturf, 682-9651. RBCS silent auction Rocky Bayou Christian School will hold its Spring Fling Silent Auction on March 30 from 3:30 6:25 p.m. The auction will take place on the basketball black top by the elementary portion of the RBCS campus. Items available for purchase include: boy's and girl's Huffy bike, a $100 gift card to Wild Olive, Pampered Chef basket, Ryan's Steak House gift certificate, 18-hole round of golf at Emerald Bay, Johnny Rocket's gift certificate, jewelry by The Heart of the Bride. RBCS Spring Fling Rocky Bayou Christian School will hold its 2012 Spring Fling on March 30 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Classes, clubs, band and athletic organizations will be able to raise needed funds. Advance tokens will be sold until March 29 in the business, kindergarten, elementary and academy campus offices. The tokens will cost $.50 each. Tokens will be on sale during the Spring Fling. There will also be a silent auction on the basketball black top by the elementary portion of the RBCS campus. Farmer presentation Robert Wheeler, certified organic farmer, will give a presentation and have his produce for purchase on March 31, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. At 10 a.m., Kat M. Provencher, expert in permaculture design, will provide a hands-on experience on "How to Make a Garden/Herb Spiral." Standard admission rates apply. The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is located at 4956 Highway 20 East. Volunteers needed Volunteers will be needed March 31, at 8:15 a.m., by the Florida Trail Association for maintenance on the trails at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, Freeport. Info: 585-9184, or choctaw.floridatrail.org. IDEAS competition Jacobs Technology 16th annual IDEAS Competition, (Industry, Design, Engineering And Students), an engineering competition for high school and middle school students, will be March 31, at Shoal River Middle School, Crestview. Registration, 8 a.m., competition begins at 9 a.m. Boating safety course The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1-4 will conduct a Coast Guard boating safety course, March 31, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Coast Guard Station Destin, 2000 Miracle Strip Parkway. Registration is required by March 28. The cost is $35 and includes the course, exam, FWC safe boating ID card, lunch, line-handling and knots demo, and a tour of the station. By law, anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988, who operates a vessel in Florida powered by 10 horsepower or more, must pass an approved boater safety course. Info: John Ryan, 623-980-8782, or ryanjohnj@hotmail.com. Spaghetti dinner The Choctaw Beach Community Center will hold a spaghetti dinner, March 31, from 4-6 p.m. Spaghetti, salad, drink and dessert for $6. Choctaw Beach is located five miles east of Bluewater Bay and 13 miles west of Freeport on Highway 20. The community center is located on Wateroak Street. Info: 897-5590. Pregnancy Center 5K The Pregnancy Center will hold a 5K run/walk, April 14, at 8:30 a.m., Old Spanish Trail Park, Crestview. Registration: $15 by April 1, $20 late entry/race day, $10 kids' fun run. Online registration: active.com. Info: schumann.lori@gmail.com. Duo piano concert The Choctaw Bay Music Club will present its annual duo piano concert on April 1, at 3 p.m., in Tyler Recital Hall in the music wing at Northwest Florida State College. The program will feature a variety of selections performed on two new Yamaha grand pianos by accomplished pianists from the area. A donation is requested at the door. Info: 897-0810. Palm Sunday concert Niceville UMC will hold a Palm Sunday worship concert, "Eyes of Faith" on April 1, at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The concert will be presented by the combined Contemporary and Traditional Music Ministries of the church. It will feature the Palm Sunday Concert Choir, along with the Orchestra and Praise Band. The concert is free and open to the public. Niceville UMC is located at 214 Partin Drive, Niceville. Info: 6784411, or nicevilleumc.org. Candidate forum The Republican candidates for Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools will participate in a public forum hosted by Nicevill's Silver Sands Republican Women. The forum will be April 2, at Bluewater Bay Golf Clubhouse. The social will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner and forum at 6 p.m. Cost: $15. Square dancing Grab a partner and head on over for an introduction to Square Dancing. There will be a free open house on April 2, 9, and 16 at the Community Life Center, Niceville United Methodist Church. Classes will begin on April 26. Have fun, meet new friends, and enjoy the mental and physical health benefits of square dancing. Info: Berlon 9741255. Story time and egg hunt The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite all children ages 0-5 to the April 3 Story Time Easter Party. There will be snacks, stories and an Easter egg hunt. Platime will being at 9:45 a.m., and story time will begin at 10:15 a.m. Arts Center presents 'Romeo and Juliet' The Northwest Florida Ballet will present "Romeo and Juliet" at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, March 31, at 7:30 p.m., and April 1, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $12.50 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased online, nfballet.org, or by calling 664-7787. E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com before 5 p.m. Wednesday. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE! 1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental Available* Storage Supplies/Boxes Call for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) 209 Government Ave., Niceville • 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACONLocal senior and adult activitiesSpecial to the Beacon by Charlene Grafton The following is a list of adult and senior weekly activities in Niceville and Bluewater Bay.Mondays:—Bridge club, Regency Inn, Highway 20 East, 9:30 a.m. Contact: Judy Alley, 678-3200. As needed, start as a sub by invitation, no beginners. —Bridge club, Bluewater Bay Golf Club, 9:30 a.m. Contact: Marlene McGinnis, 678-8496. As needed, start as a sub by invitation, no beginners. Tuesdays:—Bridge club, Bluewater Bay Golf Club, 9:30 a.m. Contact: Ardy Lawrence, 897-4170. As needed, start as a sub by invitation, no beginners. —Bridge club, mahjong, Canasta, Pinochle, Scrabble, Niceville United Methodist Church, 12:30 p.m. Please call 24 hours in advance. Contact: John Sullivan, 678-1287. —Poker, Texas Hold-em, Bluewater Bay Golf Club, 7 p.m. Contact: Sean Hogan, 897-3241. Thursdays:—Pingpong, Bluewater Bay Golf Club, 7 p.m. Contact: Sean Hogan, 897-3241. Fridays:—Bridge club, Bluewater Bay Marina, 9:30 a.m. Contact: Jackie Vogler, 678-5920. —Bridge Club, mahjong, Canasta, Pinochle, Scrabble, Niceville United Methodist Church, 12:30 p.m. Please call 24 hours in advance. Contact: John Sullivan, 678-1287. Saturdays:—Karaoke, Bluewater Bay Golf Club, 7 p.m. Contact: Sean Hogan, 897-3241. Senior Center lunch menuThe following is the Valparaiso Senior Center lunch menu for March 28April 3. Please call the center at 833-9291, or come by, 268 Glenview Ave., to make a lunch reservation. The cost is a voluntary donation, and lunch is served on weekdays at 11 a.m.WednesdaySmoked sausage, baked Northern beans, coleslaw, hot dog bun, hot peaches, milk, mustard.ThursdayHoney mustard, chicken, whole kernel corn, peas and carrots, wheat roll, fresh fruit, milk. FridayGrilled beef fingers, brown gravy, whipped potatoes, collard greens, cornbread, fruit blend, juice, milk, margarine.MondayParmesan chicken, green peas, parslied carrots, wheat roll, fresh fruit, milk, margarine.TuesdayGrilled beef fingers, baked potato, okra and tomatoes, wheat bread, fresh fruit, milk, margarine. Be your own boss! Attention locals! People needed to work from home online. Earn $500-$4500 PT/FT. Toll free 888-206-2983 leave message. Drivers: Exp. Tanker. Great Pay! Regional/Linehaul. No Layoffs. Full Benefits. CDL-A w/H&T, Dbls. Good MVR. Apply at: www.drive4sbi.com Paul: 800-826-3413 Lovering s Automotive A/C & Heating is hiring experienced A/C Mechanic; must have tools. Call Richard for appointment at 6784025. 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 driver s 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) Valparaiso, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1700SF home for rent close to Eglin. Fenced backyard. Call 850-420-6357. We pay the most for gold, diamonds and jewelry. 700 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, 850-974-2462, Tom Looking for good deals? Check the classified section every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. Garage Sale, March 31, 116 Arrowpoint Cove, Valparaiso, multi furniture items, exercise bike, much more. 716 Crestview Ave, EOD Masterblasters, Mar 31, 7am-2pm, hundreds of items. March 31, 171-B Nordberg Ave., Valparaiso, 8:00 a.m. Marked down prices on formal and casual wear, household items, powered chair, powered scooter for disabled. Jewelry Homes for Rent Help Wanted Yard Sales CLASSIFIEDS Beacon "Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!" Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Office Space Homes for Sale Homes for Sale 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 WILSON MINGER AGENCY, INC.Niceville s Top-Selling Real Estate Office RENTALS AVAILABLE! Niceville, Crestview, Fort Walton and Navarre! 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We are looking for a conscientious, reliable, upbeat person who will represent the Bay Beacon well on the phone. Ability to type quickly and accurately in computer wordprocessing, spreadsheet and database programs is required. Some lifting of bundles or boxes weighing 20 to 40 pounds required. Applicants should be comfortable working in a small-business environment where flexibility and the ability to meet unexpected challenges is required. Paid vacation & holidays, IRA plan. Nonsmokers only. Apply in person at the Beacon's office, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Parkway East Shopping Center). NEWSPAPER GRAPHIC ARTIST Part-Time Beacon Newspapers, publisher of The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot, and The Green Beret, seeks a part-time graphic artist to create ads on Macintosh computers, paginate news, Photoshop images, and perform other production, office and mailroom duties. Experience with QuarkXpress or another page-layout program required. 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Niceville gridder impresses at Alabama football campSpecial to the Beacon Five Niceville High School football players—Nick Haynes, Andrew Mitchell, Tyre McCants, Denzel Applewhite and Carter Fletcher—were invited to the March 24 VTO/Rivals Sports Elite 100 football combine/camp, along with the other top 100 or so football players from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The football camp is by invitation only. None of the players stood out more than Haynes and McCants. After dominating every defensive lineman he faced, Haynes finally found himself matched up against the No. 1 player in Alabama, and one of the top defensive linemen in the country, Dee Liner, of Muscle Shoals High School, and Auburn University commit and Rivals100 4-Star. “He (Nick Haynes) may have made the biggest statement on the day when he was the lone offensive lineman to slow down Liner,” said Chris Nee at Rivals, Actually, he did more than that, he showed great leverage, footwork and an excellent punch. Not to be outdone, McCants made some of the most spectacular catches look routine. But even before the competition begun, McCants was already turning heads with some of his combine results. He ran a 4.59 in the 40-yard dash and a 4.1 in the Shuttle Run. But what came next garnered the attention of everyone at the camp. McCants had a vertical jump of 39.4 inches, a VTO/Rivals Elite 100 – Birmingham best. He found himself matched up most of the afternoon against highly ranked cornerback Darrius Sims (currently being recruited by several SEC and ACC schools). Sims, Whitehaven High School, Memphis, had a tough time with McCants as he made several amazing, jaw-dropping catches against the highly touted defensive back. Applewhite, Fletcher and Mitchell all received praise for their talent, effort and attitude. Overall it was a good day for Niceville in Alabama. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-6 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 BE A CO N S P O R T SBEA C ON SPO R T S U15 boys win soccer tourneyThe U15 boys team from FC Dallas-Emerald Coast won the Florida State Invitational Soccer Tournament March 10-11. They played Tennessee United Futbol Club, South Georgia United, Callaway Arsenal and CFC Red Star, winning three games and tying one. From left: front, Codie Emunson Dustin Smith Tyler Hancock Lincoln Norris Ryan Simpson Cole Miller Bret Miller James Hass Garett Miller David Rood and c oach Tim Brown; rear, Cameron Stevens, Jared Anderson, Mason Ward, Bryce Webb and McKenzie Thomas. Not pictured is Zach Bailey. Tyre McCants, right, Niceville High School, gets the better of Darrius Sims of Whitehaven High School, Memphis. McCants impressed the coaches and instructors at the March 24 VTO/Rivals Sports Elite 100 football combine/camp.Wednesday, March 28 NHS vs. Clarksville, baseball, 6 Destin @Pryor, track, 3:30 Lewis/Ruckel @Shoal River, track, 3:30 Thursday, March 29 RBCS @Baker, track, 3 NHS vs. Tate, softball, 6:30 NHS vs. Gulf Breeze, tennis, 3 Lewis @Pryor, tennis, 3 Destin vs. Bruner, tennis, 3 Ruckel @Davidson, tennis, 3 Lewis vs. Pryor, golf, 3 Destin vs. Davidson, golf, 3:30 Ruckel @St. Mary, golf, 3 Friday, March 30 NHS @Bulldog Classic, baseball, TBA RBCS vs. Maclay, softball, 4 NHS @Panhandle championships (P’cola), track, 9 RBCS vs. N. Fla. Christian, baseball, 4 Monday, April 2 RBCS vs. Lookout Valley, Miss., softball, 3 RBCS @Arnold (Sectional), weightlifting, 5 Destin vs. Davidson, tennis, 4 Lewis vs. Ruckel, tennis, 3 Lewis vs. Destin, golf, 3:30 Ruckel @Bruner, golf, 2 Monday, Tuesday, April 2, 3 RBCS@districts, tennis, TBA RBCS vs. Cottondale, baseball, 4 Tuesday, April 3 RBCS @Altha, softball, 5 NHS vs. Owensboro, Ky., softball, 6 Tuesday-Wednesday, April 3-4 NHS @District (FWB), tennis, TBA Schedule



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By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer The Valparaiso City Commission either fired the city attorney Monday, or he quit. The lawyer and the commission couldn't agree on which was the case. At the same special meeting, with two new members having ousted incumbents earlier this year, the commission reversed its support of a proposed charter school for the former Valparaiso Elementary School site. During the meeting, Valparaiso City Attorney Doug Wyckoff told the commission By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Part of a money-losing golf course in Bluewater Bay that fronts State Road 20 across from a state park, has been proposed for development as stores and homes. Plans by the owner also call for shortening the Magnolia golf course and construction of 16 homes to the north and east of the intersection of Bay Drive and Magnolia Plantation Boulevard. Bluewater Bay Resort chairman Helmut Werner and general manager Tom Hanks on Monday described the development plans for the Magnolia Course, one of four nine-hole courses owned and run by the resort. The resort has lost money for the past three years, Werner said, a result of changes in the economy and demographics, as fewer people have the time or money to play golf and existing golfers continue to age. There is also a glut of golf courses in the area, said Hanks. It's a trend nationally as well as locally, as golf courses close and are left to return to nature, Hanks said, including one in Crestview that was once part of a gated community, such as the Magnolia Plantation development fronting the Magnolia Course in Bluewater Bay. By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer For the first time in at least a decade, residents of Crestview may be represented by the same state senator as Okaloosa County residents living south of Interstate 10, under a revised redistricting plan passed by the Florida Senate Thursday on a 31-6 vote. Earlier this month, the Senate's first attempt to redistrict itself was rejected by the Florida Supreme Court which found that eight of the 40 senate districts did not meet the requirements of the state's constitution. The effect of the court ruling was to require the Legislature to reconvene in special session March 14 to redraw the eight districts in question, including the districts represented by Dist. 4 Sen. Don Gaetz, R., Niceville, and Dist. 2 Sen. Greg Evers, R., Baker. By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Four Republican candidates vying for the Okaloosa School Board addressed a supper meeting of the Republican Club of Okaloosa County Thursday evening, March 22. District 4 incumbent Cathy Thigpen faced challengers J.B. Whitten and Rob English. District 2 challenger Dewey Destin spoke on his own. Incumbent District 2 board member Chuck Kelley did not attend the meeting. Republican Club President Marvin Brigman introduced each of the candidates, and told the Beacon that he did not know whether Kelley has decided to run for re-election. Brigman introduced each candidate for opening remarks, followed by a question-and-answer session, using written questions from audience members. The meeting concluded with final summary remarks by each candidate. Thigpen described herself as an Okaloosa County native with 18 years experience as a public school teacher. She said she is proud of her record, and has helped make Okaloosa one of Floridas top school districts, with the lowest local education taxes and the fifth best-paid teachers in the state, as well as high performing schools and students. Thigpen said she supports math and science, and wants Okaloosa to offer education that prepares students for both college and direct entry T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 5014 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts Please see LAWYER, page A-4 Please see CANDIDATES, page A-3 Please see SENATE, page A-5Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Fla. Senate takes another stab at reapportionment Wednesday, 11 a.m. Friends of the Niceville Library will host, "Marjory Stoneman Douglas: An Activist's Life," at the Niceville Community Center. Author and historian Jack E. Davis, University of Florida, will discuss the public life of Marjory Douglas who was Florida's longest living activist. The program is free. Info: 2794863, ext. 1504. Thursday, 6 p.m. The Niceville/Valparaiso Relay for Life Steering Committee will host the annual cancer survivor dinner to honor local cancer survivors and a guest. The evening will consist of a meal and entertainment at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Info: 244-3813, ext. 3556. Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The American Association of University Women Niceville/Valparaiso Chapter, will hold its annual book sale at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Proceeds will be used to provide scholarships to deserving women in the community. Info: 8639622.Sunday, 6 p.m. Niceville UMC will hold a Palm Sunday worship concert "Eyes of Faith," in the church sanctuary. The concert will be presented by the combined Contemporary and Traditional Music Ministries of the church. It will feature the Palm Sunday concert choir, along with the orchestra and praise band. The concert is free and open to the public. Info: 678-4411. Calendar, B-4 COMINGUP Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Members of Cub Scout Pack 553, from Bluewater Bay, met members of the Northwest Florida State College baseball team Saturday. Led by Cubmaster Michael Lindsay, the Scouts watched a baseball game, then met with players who autographed baseballs and talked with the youngsters. Participants included: Troy Santner, Ethan Lindsay, Mikayla Lindsay, Gracen McBlair, Verity McBlair, Cody Gombos, T.W. Key, Jack Duncan, Katelyn Duncan, Timothy Outten, Joseph Fagundes, Luke Scarborough, Erin Scarborough, Erica Scarborough.Having a ballSchool board candidates air positions The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Valparaiso commission parts ways with lawyerPanel also ends support for a charter school Don Gaetz Florida State Senate A new map of Florida State Senate districts was proposed last week under court order. Above, the two westernmost districts in Florida under the new plan. District 2, tan on map, would include Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, and north Okaloosa County except Crestview. District 1, green, would include the rest of Okaloosa County, as well as five counties to its east. More stores proposed for BWBLand would come from golf course Please see STORES, page A-2 Beacon photo by Del Lessard Valparaiso City Attorney Doug Wyckoff stalks off the city commission platform Monday, saying he had been fired.

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Golf club memberships at Bluewater Bay Resort have plummeted from 348 in 2002 to 130 today, Hanks said. In October, Hanks sent letters to Bluewater Bay residents living along the resort's four nine-hole coursesBay, Lake, Marsh and Magnoliaseeking to sell special "Gold Card" memberships to preclude the resort from closing one of the courses and no longer maintaining it. The revenue plan did not work, Hanks said. Werner, one of the original partners who developed Bluewater Bay in the 1970s, said that the resort purchased the property for Magnolia Plantation from Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, across State Road 20, in the late 1980s with the stipulation that a fourth golf course, the Magnolia, be developed to help sell the homes that border it. It opened in 1993, even though the resort did not otherwise need more golf holes, he said. Because of the financial losses, three of the six families that originally owned the resort have bowed out rather than continue to lose money, Werner said. The remaining three families live in Bluewater Bay and are opposed to closing the golf course and letting adjacent property values suffer, he said. They would also like to protect the jobs of the 57 people employed by the resort, he said. "We are at the point of survival," Werner said, "easily" losing six figures a year. "We have too much golf," he said. What is being proposed is downsizing the Magnolia links into an "executive" golf course, with nine shorter fairways that can be played in less time. Hanks said the total length of Magnolia's nine holes is 3,290 yards, which would shrink to 2,265 as an executive course. "We have to reinvent what we have," said Hanks. Hanks said the shorter course would pull in new golfers who find the longer existing courses too challenging physically, or too time consuming. It would be the only executive course in the area, he said. Werner said he plans to approach Okaloosa County about allowing the needed land-use changes. One such change would allow shortening fairway 9 to make room for 16 new singlefamily homes. The resort would not build the homes, but is talking to builders about so-called "green" homes that are energy efficient, and may also come with a "safe room" as a refuge from severe storms, Werner said. Such homes would likely sell in the range of $300,000 to $400,000, he said. Later, the resort plans to seek a change in land-use designation for Magnolia Course acreage fronting the south side of Highway 20 to allow a mix of residential and STORESFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 AT MERRILL LYNCH, WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF THE RIGHT ADVISOR. 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Learn how to increase your resilience, eat better, lead a more balanced life, improve your relationships, communications, and your nancial wellness.Hannah lost 120 pounds on The Biggest Loser. Keynote SpeakerHannah CurleeThe Biggest LoserSeason 11 runner-up REGISTER TODAYOnly $40 Call 850-729-6880 or visit WomenOnWellness.org Half Pricefor theFirst 50to Register Before After 7:30 AM 3:30 PM Northwest Fl orida State College Costa Leadership Institute Niceville Presented By: Please see BWB, page A-6Bluewater Bay Resort Bluewater Bay Resort officials say they plan to shorten the nine-hole Magnolia golf course to allow stores and homes to be built in the tan area at upper right, and homes in the tan area at lower right.

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into the work force. I am not afraid to either support or oppose the teachers union, as necessary, she said. Destin said he has experience in both education and local government, having served on the Destin City Council, where he said he helped the city maintain one of the lowest tax rates in the state. I never forget who I work for, he said, adding that he plans to make education a top priority in Okaloosa County. English said he is a conservative Christian, and has no plans to apologize for that. He is an Air Force Academy graduate, 26-year Air Force veteran and special operations pilot, who now teaches aeronautics courses for Embry Riddle University at Crestview High School. Im not a politician, he said. Im tired of politicians. Whitten said he is a former social studies teacher with extensive experience with nonprofit organizations, such as the Red Cross and United Way, and both his daughters are Niceville High School graduates. His approach to education, he said, is to get students engaged in their subject matter, and to encourage students to take an interest in American history and the American form of government. During the question-andanswer session, candidates were asked their views concerning seniority, or step raises for teachers. Whitten said he is a fiscal conservative, but favors the raises in order to fulfill our contract and our commitment to Okaloosa teachers. English said he also favors honoring the school district/teacher contract, but added that school board members and administrators should set an example for teachers by cutting their own pay before canceling the step raises, if that is necessary. Destin said police and teachers are the most important, least paid government employees, and that it should be possible to find money somewhere in the school district budget to cover the step raises. Thigpen disagreed, and said she voted against giving step raises this year, after the teachers union and the school district reached an impasse in negotiations. Teacher pay, she said, is and should be subject to negotiation. When asked about the proposed science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) center at the former Valparaiso Elementary School, English said he supports STEMM education, but, I have issues with the Valparaiso proposal. He said he fears that the actual cost of the program will turn out to be much more than predicted, as often happens with government programs. He also said he favors offering more STEMM activities in all classrooms, rather than creating a special center for elite science students. Destin said STEMM is needed, but a higher priority should be placed on ensuring that all students are proficient in core curriculum subjects such as math and reading. Thigpen said she voted for the STEMM proposal. She said the proposed center will offer advanced training to top students, and will also help train teachers to teach STEMM education at other schools throughout the district. She said the Valparaiso location is ideal, due to its proximity to densely populated parts of the county, and to science experts and resources at Eglin Air Force Base and the Air Force Armament Museum. Whitten agreed that STEMM education is important, but expressed doubts about possible hidden costs of the program, and whether it would cater to elite students at the expense of others. Regarding proposals to have later start times for high schools to match the biological clocks of teenagers, Destin said he has studied the issue and concluded that the medical science is clear, and that later starts are the medically and scientifically sound thing to do. Thigpen said she has studied the topic for the last eight to nine years. The research is true, she said, but adaptability trumps research. Thigpen said this means that students tend to adapt themselves to whatever time they must get to class, and that later starts will only lead to students staying up later at night. Later start times are not supported by local high school principals, and start times should remain as they are now, she added. I agree with Cathy, based on my own experience as a teacher, Whitten said. Even with later start times, he said, students still come to class groggy, and the later starts may interfere with students afterschool jobs and other activities. Whitten said later starts will make no difference in performance. Its OK to change, if the system can support it, English said. New start times should be reviewed by parents and teachers, and such issues as transportation should be explored before implementing a new schedule, he added. Regarding zero tolerance policies against weapons and drugs in schools, Whitten said, I absolutely support zero tolerance, base on his prior experiences with violence, drugs, and gang activities in other schools. However, he said, there should be a review process with enough flexibility to make exceptions for students who commit minor or accidental violations. Dont you just love common sense? English said. When he was growing up in Georgia, he said no one worried about violence in school, even though students sometimes had rifles mounted in the gun racks of their pickup trucks. What has changed? he asked. Could it be that we have taken God out of our schools? Destin said, We need zero tolerance, if it is a common sense policy. He said he has faith in individual teachers and principals to enforce such a policy fairly. Thigpen said the hardest thing to do as a school board member is expel a student, but, If you bring drugs or weapons into my school, youre going homeperiod. She said all Okaloosa students are informed of the districts zero tolerance policy, and there is no excuse for violations. Asked about the possibility of abolishing summer vacations in favor of year-round school schedules, Thigpen said, Academically, Im all for it, but some kids are breadwinners for their families. She said a year-round six weeks on, two weeks off schedule might work, but care must be taken to accommodate the needs of individual families, and to prevent burnout by students or teachers. Whitten said he has seen year-round school in Tampa elementary schools, and it does not work unless the entire school district participates at all grade levels. He said year-round school works well in Europe and Asia, and that it could eliminate the need to re-teach academic material each fall, after students have forgotten it during the summer. Ditto, said English. Either way works. He said the district should do whatever the community wants. Destin expressed the most serious doubts about year-round school. Summer vacation, he said, means a great deal to some students and their families. A lot of kids work summers, he said, and Im not sure people are in favor of it. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, March 28, 2012 Page A-3 Call or visit us today!POWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 Find out how at www.eglinfcu.org.862-0111 ext. 1315Want to Join? 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. 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It will also feature a fresh layout that includes seasonal items in the center of the store, coolers near the front of the store and more visible department signage." The company said they hope to have the new store open by summer. Seminole store under construction The Eglin Flyer(850) 678-10801181 E. 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that he considered himself "terminated" after it unanimously approved a motion by Commissioner Diane Kelley to seek bids for city legal services. The action came during a special meeting called to discuss several issues raised by the commission's two new members, Joe Morgan and Kay Hamilton. Morgan and Hamilton, elected Jan. 31 when they defeated incumbents Neal Shermer and Tom Miller, were sworn in Feb. 20. Morgan said Monday's meeting was called to discuss issues raised by voters. Three such items on the agenda were: The commission's rezoning of the former Valparaiso Elementary School property last year to make it difficult for the Okaloosa County School District to use the closed facility for anything but an elementary school. A companion decision by the commission last year to back a company's bid to establish a charter school at the Valparaiso Elementary site. Who should furnish legal services to the city. Kelley's motion, approved by the four commissioners present, was to seek bids for legal services. The city's current lawyer, Wyckoff, objected that if the commission wanted to seek a new one, it should have voted instead to issue a request for proposals. In that event, the commission would consider each applicant's legal qualifications and try to reach a contract with the most qualified, he argued. Wyckoff told the commission that he considered its action as the 60-day notice of termination required by his contract. By issuing a request for bids rather than proposals, he asserted, the commission would be obligated to accept the lowest bidder, and that it would not be him. After walking off the dais, Wyckoff spoke from the audience, declaring that he had a city contract at a rate of $150 an hour for 240 hours of routine services a year. Now, he said, he would, under his interpretation of the termination clause, work for 60 more days at a rate of $450 an hour, if called. He also demanded his usual $3,000 per month retainer for the the 60 days. He also reminded commissioners that he was the attorney of record in several lawsuits involving the city. Wyckoff said a suggestion by Commissioner Joe Morgan that the city may seek a lawyer to work part time or free would violate his contract making him the city's sole attorney. Morgan said that the new commissioners had been told by citizens that they wanted the commission to review the city's mounting expenses for legal services. Although Morgan repeatedly tried to amend the request for bids to a request for proposals, Wyckoff declared that he still considered himself terminated. Hamilton challenged whether Wyckoff could change the terms of his contract, that is, raise his hourly rate, after being given notice of termination. "This is America," said Wyckoff. "My only duties (under the contract's stipulations about a 60-day notice of termination) are to cooperate" to provide for an orderly transfer of responsibilities to his successor"at $450 an hour, in 15 minute increments." Kelley said Wyckoff had been "very hostile to us" and that if his intent is to resign, "I say we should accept." Wyckoff responded, "I did not resign." After continued fruitless discussion, Mayor Bruce Arnold said he was ready to terminate Wyckoff. The mayor asked commissioners to allow him and City Administrator Carl Scott to seek temporary legal services. The commission subsequently approved unanimously a new motion seeking proposals, rather than bids, from applicants for the post of city attorney. After Wyckoff left the room, commissioners Hamilton and Morgan expressed concerns that the lawyer had been negotiating for the city with Alcoa Corp. for a pilot sewage-treatment plant. The commission approved a motion that Wyckoff be directed not to perform any services for the city unless directed by the commission or Mayor Arnold. In other business Monday the commission: Asked that the planning commission recommend doing away with restrictive zoning the commission passed last year limiting the former Valparaiso Elementary School property to use as an elementary school. The school board has sued the city over the zoning restriction, which Hamilton, a former planning board member, described as "spot zoning." Ended a charter school study that was assigned last year to former commissioner Neal Shermer. The commission will instead form a committee to work with the school board on any issues involving school property in Valparaiso. Authorized the mayor to name a commissioner to sit with the city administrator on the conflict-resolution panel that is trying to resolve the school board's lawsuit over rezoning of the Valparaiso Elementary School property. 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I like old Tebow, but he s no Peyton Manning. I think Denver got a good deal. Manning will do well out there. $95 million is a lot of money, though. All the Gator fans in Colorado are really mad. It s a good thing for Tebow. It s not as cold in New York. As long as he gets touchdowns, I don t care who he plays for. I don t think he should have moved. I d like to see him win a Super Bowl. It s a big change for Tebow. New York is totally different. Best wishes for him, though.Mike GriffithWhat do you think about Tim Tebow moving to the New York Jets after being replaced by Peyton Manning at the Denver Broncos?Tyler Outten, 45, Niceville, contractorLocation: NWFSC baseball stadiumTrent Parks, 57, Niceville, carpenterWhat should we ask next week? 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An emergency meeting of the trustees March 19 was initially held behind closed doors, without access by the press or public, because it involved consultation between the trustees and the colleges attorney about how to handle the dispute with Speegle, based in Niceville. Such consultations involve attorney-client privilege between the trustees and the colleges lawyer, and are therefore exempt from Floridas open meetings sunshine law. Following the private discussion, the trustees reopened the meeting to the public, and voted unanimously to approve a settlement agreement with Speegle rather than allowing litigation to continue. Following the private and public meetings, board of trustees Chairwoman Sandy Sims and NWFSC President Ty Handy told the Beacon that the agreement settles a dispute with Speegle, general contractor for construction of the colleges sports and community services complex in Niceville. The project was completed in 2010. Much of the dispute, they said, involved conflict between Speegle and Sam Marshall Architects, the firm that designed the building, over responsibility for construction claims made by Speegle. However, since both companies had contracts with NWFSC rather than directly with each other, any settlement of such a dispute had to involve the college, even though the disagreement about who was responsbile for the claims was between the architect and the builder, officials said. According to a college press release, The Board of Trustees of Northwest Florida State College met in special session March 19, 2012 to discuss litigation strategies and related expenses with college legal counsel related to a 2009 'request for equitable adjustment' claim from Speegle Construction, Inc., along with related matters. The firm built the colleges Community Services Complex which contains the colleges basketball arena, the Okaloosa County Emergency Operations Center and a college classroom and wellness center facility. The agreement approved by the trustees, and also accepted by Speegle, includes the following provisions: Within five business days of the mutual execution of this Agreement, the College shall release and deliver to Speegle, in funds made payable to Speegle Construction, Inc., the balance of the contract funds that are still being withheld by the College relative to the Construction Project, which balance amounts to $316,000.07. Within five business days of the mutual execution of this Agreement, the College will pay and deliver to Speegle, in funds made payable to Speegle Construction, Inc., the sum of four-hundred thousand dollars ($400,000.00), in full satisfaction and payment of and for all of Speegle's damages to date, including the following sums due Speegle in the following Counts/Claims asserted by Speegle in this AAA Proceeding: $645,761.00 for Count I damages; $23,923 for Count 2 damages; $7,177 for Count 3 damages; $16,167 for Count 4 damages; $301,620 for Count 5 damages; $316,000 for Count 6 damages (recognizing that on March 14, 2012, the College paid Speegle $296,370 of the $612,370 originally sought on this Count); Over $500,000.00 in attorney's fees, arbitration expenses; and additional monies for accruing interest lost to Speegle. The next step in the process of resolving the dispute, said Handy and Sims, may be to resolve the remaining issues between the college and Sam Marshall Architects. Neither would speculate Monday as to how or when that part of the dispute may be resolved. The Senate's first reapportionment maps for the districts currently represented by Gaetz and Evers split Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties, with Evers representing the rural northern parts, and Gaetz the coastal regions, creating two long, serpentine districts much like the current ones. For the past 10 years, Gaetz's District 4 represented all of Valparaiso and most of Niceville, while Evers' District 2 included about 3,000 people living in the Rocky Bayou, unincorporated area of Niceville. Gaetz is chairman of the Senate Reapportionment Committee, and Evers is also a member. Legislative reapportionment is required every 10 years to reflect population changes. The state Supreme Court ruled that under Senate reapportionment maps proposed earlier this year, the districts currently represented by Gaetz and Evers, and six other districts, failed to meet the new constitutional requirement that they be fair and compact. "While the Supreme Court validated 32 of the 40 districts in our original redistricting plan, the Court, in their ruling, indicated that eight districts needed to be revised, and we worked diligently during this extraordinary session to address the concerns the Supreme Court delineated," Gaetz said. "In the end, 24 districts were affected and improved." Gaetz continued, "We respected the wishes of the Supreme Court, which used the League of Women Voters redistricting proposal as an example of how we could improve our maps. Our revised plan better utilizes geographical and political boundaries, and contains districts that, when measured using the methods specified by the Court, are more compact." Under the plan passed Thursday, Senate districts 1 (where Gaetz lives) and District 2 (where Evers lives) would split Okaloosa County north and south, using Interstate 10 as the boundary across all of Okaloosa County except at Crestview, where District 1 would extend northward to encompass the city of Crestview. The proposed new District 1 no longer includes any of Escambia or Santa Rosa counties, the coastal areas of which are currently represented by Gaetz. It would include all of Walton, Bay, Holmes, Washington and Jackson counties. Gaetz said he was sorry to lose representation of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, but would work closely with whoever was elected to represent those counties. He also said he was looking forward to representing the city of Crestview, and noted he had been on the ballot four times in Crestview previously as school board member and superintendent of schools. He also noted that he grew up in a rural area in North Dakota and looked forward to learning about and representing the needs of rural northern Walton, Washington, Holmes and Jackson counties The new proposed District 2 now includes the mostly rural northern half of Okaloosa County, excluding the city of Crestview, as well as all of Escambia County, including the urban area of Pensacola, and Santa Rosa counties to the west. Evers said the new map expands his district somewhat and now includes more urban areas of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties that he represented when he was in the Florida House. "I feel like I'm right at home," and said, noting that he already had an office in Pensacola on Tarragona Street. He said he wants to be a strong voice for his constituents "whether they are on the beach or in Walnut Hill." SENATEFrom page A-1 Greg EversNo arrests in raids on shopsBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer A Niceville shop was among 10 businesses raided by lawenforcement officers Monday in a crackdown on the alleged or apparent sale of certain substances under "loopholes" in the law, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. No arrests were made, and no one was accused of any illegal action. The sheriffs office, aided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Niceville Police Department, conducted 10 simultaneous search-warrant raids on specialty shops in Okaloosa County that allegedly sold, or appeared to stock, substances known as "Spice" or "bath salts," according to a sheriff's statement. Woodstock, 311 Government Ave., Niceville, was one of the 10 businesses raided Monday after undercover agents made buys of products, according to the sheriff's office. Patrick Anderson, owner of the Woodstock store in Niceville, told the Beacon Tuesday, "I have no illegal products, and have lab reports proving so. I would never do anything illegal." Anderson said he didn't understand the reasons for Monday's raid, in which his entire inventory, valued at $80,000, was seized by law enforcement officers. Sheriff's Lt. Michael Card said businesses were using "loopholes" in federal and state laws and selling substances marketed as "plant food, screen cleaner, incense, and potpourri" which contain psychoactive substances. Each business also received a warning letter, signed by Sheriff Larry Ashley, asking them to stop selling the substances in question. Separately, Gov. Rick Scott signed a new law adding 90 chemicals to the state list of controlled substances, Card said. Northwest Florida State College agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a dispute with the builder of its new sports arena, completed in 2010 (pictured during construction.) Beacon file photoCollege, builder settle disputeNWFSC to pay Speegle $400,000

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ArrestsTiffany Nicole Whatley, a cashier, 20, of 1287 Jeffery Scott Drive, Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police March 20 on a misdemeanor charge of theft. * A 17-year-old Niceville girl was arrested by Niceville police March 13 on a charge of domestic violence battery. Subsequent to a verbal argument, the girl allegedly punched her father in the face several times. * Dillon Wayne Grace, 19, of 137 Beacons Bend Road, Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police March 16 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, including 12 pills of Tramadol and 10 pills of Trazodone. * Nicholas Allen Hall, a roofing company employee, 25, of 1878 Edge Ave., Niceville, and Jessica Carolyn Carroll, 23, of the same address, were arrested by Niceville police March 16, and each charged with two counts of child neglect without great harm. * Tara Lee Stokes, 25, with an at-large address, was arrested by Niceville police March 16 on a charge of uttering false instrument, four counts. Stokes allegedly admitted writing three stolen checks, totaling $471.64, at the Niceville Walmart Nov. 8, as well as writing another stolen check she attempted to pass at a local bank. * Scott Eason Bacheller, 54, of 2425 Roberts Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police March 16 on a charge of disorderly intoxication. * Amanda Renee Gulledge, 28, of 1217 Border St., Pensacola, was arrested by Niceville police March 20 on charges of grand theft auto and knowingly driving with a suspended driver's license. Police made a traffic stop on Gulledge in a 1992 Subaru at 2:45 a.m., for driving on John Sims Parkway without lights and subsequently learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen, at which time Gulledge allegedly said, "I got desperate and took her car." * Dominique Tyree Smith, a restaurant employee, 20, of 4466 Kingslynn Road, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police, subsequent to a traffic stop, March 22, on a charge of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Smith was also charged with driving while license suspended or revoked. * Jimmy Dean Glover II, 20, of 405 Cedar Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 14 on a violation of probation charge. * Leslie Mitchell Johnson, 55, of 224 Madison St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 13 on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Subsequent to execution of a search warrant Oct. 5 at an address in Shalimar, a marijuana grinder was found inside a safe that allegedly belongs to Johnson. * Kenneth Harry Brixey II, a chef, 27, of 4465 Kingslynn Road, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 12 on a misdemeanor worthless check charge. * Bradley James Thomason, 42, of 379 Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 3 on a charge of failure to appear for a misdemeanor offense. * Lauren Jean Gagnor, 22, of 1509 Pinehurst Cove, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 14 on a violation of probation charge. * Stephen Anthony Ainsworth, 28, of 311 Glen Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 18 on charges of failure to appear on original charges of no valid driver's license, financial responsibility violation, attaching a license plate not assigned, and driving while license suspended or revoked.DUI arrestsCurtis Luke Chambers, 32, of 332 Cannon St., Laurel Hill, subsequent to a single-vehicle crash that caused $15,000 damage but no injuries, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI in the southbound lane of Highway 85, north of the Mullet Festival site, March 15, at 12:08 p.m. Chambers was also cited for failure to use due care. After police inventoried the crashed vehicle prior to being towed, Chambers was subsequently arrested on charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. * David Whitney Sutton, a teacher, 57, of 3 Anastasia Drive, SE, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Valparaiso police March 16 for DUI at an address in the 100 block of Edge Avenue, that allegedly occurred Oct. 20, 2011, at 8:20 p.m. Sutton, who allegedly refused to perform police sobriety tests at the scene, was injured when he fell while in a cell at the police department, and was subsequently taken to a local hospital. A blood sample taken at the hospital under subpoena showed Sutton's blood-alcohol level was nearly four times the legal limit of 0.08. * Jose Alfredo Chavez, 32, of 1128 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI on State Road 85 at State Road 20, March 18 at 4:45 a.m. * Steven Dewayne Reeves, 48, of 1691 Glenburn Court, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI on State Road 20 at County Line Road, March 12 at 7:03 p.m.TheftsA Niceville resident from the 100 block of Summit Court reported that unknown person(s) stole a $50 Tony Hawke skateboard from the front yard of the residence March 14. * A Niceville resident reported March 19 that unknown person(s) stole a pressure washer that had been stored in a shed in the 1200 block of Bay Circle. * A Niceville resident from the 200 block of Camellia Place reported that unknown person(s) burglarized the residence March 20 and stole a phone. * A Niceville resident reported that unknown person(s) stole the wallet from her vehicle while it was parked at the Twin Cities Hospital Emergency Room Parking lot March 20. The wallet contained the victim's driver's license, military ID, Social Security card, birth certificate and $40 cash. * A Niceville resident from the 400 block of Kelly Road reported that sometime March 19-21 someone stole the iPod charger from the residence. * A Niceville resident from the 100 block of Harding Road reported that sometime Feb. 27-March 4 unknown person(s) stole a necklace and bracelet valued together at $700, and $20 in loose change, from a bathroom in the residence. 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. Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from March 19, 2012 through March 25, 2012. 0 Structure Fire27 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn6 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time Davis Drive....................................Medical..................................03/19/12...............04:31 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Vehicle Crash........................03/19/12...............1626 W. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical..................................03/19/12...............20:43 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical..................................03/19/12...............03:57 SR85N...........................................Alarm Activation....................03/20/12...............06:51 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical..................................03/20/12...............08:31 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical..................................03/20/12...............09:13 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Alarm Activation....................03/20/12...............10:04 Reeves Street................................Medical..................................03/20/12...............11:05 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Alarm Activation....................03/20/12...............15:04 Bayshore Drive..............................Service Call...........................03/20/12...............15:25 Regatta Drive.................................Medical..................................03/20/12...............18:03 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical..................................03/20/12...............18:05 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical..................................03/20/12...............18:25 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical..................................03/21/12...............01:27 Julia Avenue..................................Medical..................................03/21/12...............07:17 N. Palm Blvd..................................Medical..................................03/21/12...............20:04 Edgewater Drive............................Medical..................................03/21/12...............23:22 Kelly Road.....................................Medical..................................03/22/12...............15:11 Redman Court...............................Medical..................................03/23/12...............09:01 Boyd Circle....................................Medical..................................03/23/12...............10:51 Hart Street......................................Alarm Activation....................03/23/12...............21:48 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical..................................03/24/12...............05:28 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Alarm Activation....................03/24/12...............06:36 Edgewater Drive............................Medical..................................03/24/12...............08:08 St Andrews Drive...........................Medical..................................03/24/12...............14:14 Regatta Drive.................................Medical..................................03/25/12...............07:45 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical..................................03/25/12...............07:47 N. Partin Drive...............................Medical..................................03/25/12...............10:22 Valparaiso Blvd..............................Medical..................................03/25/12...............11:40 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical..................................03/25/12...............14:00 S. Cedar Avenue...........................Medical..................................03/25/12...............19:18 Nutmeg Avenue.............................Medical..................................03/25/12...............19:51 St Andrews Drive...........................Medical..................................03/25/12...............23:07 Weekly Safety Tip: The Fire Department can t help you unless you can be found. Make sure the number of your house is visible from the street and is in a lighted area so it can be seen at night. Please look at the Niceville Fire Department web page on Facebook.North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from March 19, 2012 through March 25, 2012. Street Situation Date Time E. Hidden Lakes Drive..................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/19/12..............14:49 White Point Road..........................Grass fire................................03/19/12..............15:30 Windlake Drive..............................Assist invalid..........................03/19/12..............16:12 White Point Road..........................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/20/12..............09:30 Reeves Street...............................Dispatched canceled.............03/20/12..............11:14 E. Highway 20...............................Motor vehicle accident...........03/20/12..............16:19 Keturah..........................................Dispatched canceled.............03/20/12..............18:36 Rosewood Way.............................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/20/12..............22:32 Laura Lane....................................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/21/12..............04:41 Merchants Way.............................Dispatched canceled.............03/21/12..............07:08 N. White Point Road.....................Medical assist EMS...............03/21/12..............22:12 E. Highway 20...............................Service call.............................03/22/12..............09:24 Commons Drive............................Dispatched canceled.............03/23/12..............20:18 Woodlands Dr. & Curacao............EMS excluding vehicle..........03/23/12..............20:30 Pearl S. Buck Court......................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/23/12..............21:17 Merchants Way.............................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/24/12..............04:27 White Point Road..........................Medical assist EMS...............03/24/12..............06:15 Oaklake Lane................................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/24/12..............13:39 Olde Post Road.............................Medical assist EMS...............03/24/12..............15:20 Hagen Court..................................EMS excluding vehicle..........03/24/12..............20:14 Destiny Way..................................Dispatched canceled.............03/24/12..............21:19 Aruba Way.....................................Alarm system activation........03/25/12..............13:12 Southminster Circle.......................Dispatched canceled.............03/25/12..............14:21 Pearl S. Buck Court......................Medical assist EMS...............03/25/12..............15:47 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Page A-6 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Every week, a download link to an Adobe Acrobat PDF of the latest newspaper will be sent to the e-mail address you provide. In just minutes, youll receive a crisp, searchable, printable replica of the paper, with all stories, photos and ads. Windows & Mac compatible. A great way to get the paper if you live or work out of town, or take a vacation! Or give a gift subscription to a loved one! Recommended for broadband (not dialup) connections.Please send coupon and payment to: The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578. For more information, contact Beacon Newspapers at (850) 678-1080 or info@baybeacon.comName: Phone: E-mail (please print clearly): Address: Payment per paper (for 1 year): $52.00 (Price includes any applicable sales tax.)Get the Bay Beacon, Eglin Flyer, Hurlburt Patriot or Green Beret Online!The Bay Beacon The Eglin Flyer The Hurlburt Patriot The Green Beret The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Killer of Coke worker is sentenced to deathBy Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer State Attorney William "Bill" Eddins announced that Thomas Ford McCoy Jr., Laurel Hill, on Monday was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the first-degree, premeditated murder of Curtis Brown on April 10, 2009. McCoy, 35, was sentenced by Walton County Circuit Judge Kelvin C. Wells for the shooting death of Brown, a Baker resident, according to a statement from Eddins' office. McCoy was convicted of shooting Brown with a .45-caliber handgun in a break room at Northwest Florida State College DeFuniak Springs campus. McCoy was a former employee of the Coca-Cola Co. who worked with Brown at the company's Valparaiso distribution plant. At the time of the murder, Brown was carrying out McCoy's duties as a vending machine technician. According to the statement, McCoy lured Brown to the college campus by making a false telephone service call for the Coca-Cola vending machine in the break room. After killing Brown, McCoy fled to Tampa. When Deputy U.S. Marshals attempted to arrest McCoy, the man opened fire at them, and was shot twice when the officers returned fire. McCoy was prosecuted in Hillsborough County and convicted on Nov. 19, 2010, of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and opposing an officer with violence, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for those crimes. McCoy pleaded guilty on July 26, 2011, to the firstdegree, premeditated murder of Brown, and demanded a penalty phase jury trial. On Dec. 9, 2011, the Walton County jury returned a verdict recommending that the death sentence be imposed. Assistant State Attorney Bobby Elmore prosecuted the case. Thomas F. McCoy Jr."soft" commercial, Werner said. He said the proposed commercial development would be attractive to the community, suggesting upscale businesses such as Starbucks, rather than gas stations. Werner said he plans to request the first land-use changes by the summer and hopes to find a buyer for the residential property off Bay Drive first. Hanks briefed the homeowners association at Magnolia Plantation last week on the proposals. Jane Rainwater, a board member of the Magnolia Plantation Association, issued the following statement about the meeting: "The Board of Directors met with Tom Hanks on March 21 to be briefed on the plans that the Bluewater Bay Resort is in the process of changing the Magnolia Plantation golf course on the ninth hole to an executive course and adding approximately 16 homes. Two homes in Magnolia would be directly affected. One other home in Hidden Lakes would be affected. The seventh fairway running along Highway 20 is planned for Multi-Usage. There are 20 homes that would have a direct effect by the change. The board chose to remain neutral and the immediate attention was given to presenting to the homeowners the information presented as quickly as possible. There have been many questions, many rumors. However, the board presented the facts as given." BWBFrom page A-2 Beacon photo by Del Lessard Bluewater Bay Resort manager Tom Hanks on the Magnolia golf course in Bluewater Bay Monday. Under a plan described by Hanks and another resort official, the moneylosing course would be shortened to make room for new stores and homes.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Page A-7 NorthOkaloosa.comDoctors can make us feel better. They can make us better people by encouraging us to lose a few pounds or quit smoking. Doctors can even make our community a better place to live. In short, doctors make a difference. On March 30, Doctors Day, make some noise and tell the physicians you know what a difference theyve made in your life and the lives of your loved ones. We will, too. March 30 is Doctors Day so make some noise!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.Phil Alabata, D.O. Ophthalmology Moudar Alshazley, M.D. Emergency Medicine Eric Henry Amos, M.D. Radiation Oncology Warren R. Amos, M.D. Radiation Oncology George B. Antonious, M.D. Nephrology David A. Babin, M.D. Teleradiology Jeff P. Baker, D.O. Emergency Medicine Thomas W. Ballard, M.D. Diagnostic Radiology Glenn Bankert, D.O. Obstetrics & Gynecology James Barnes, M.D. Diagnostic Radiology Roman Bautista, D.O. Internal Medicine Lana Bellon, M.D. Teleradiology Stephen Berkes, M.D. Anesthesiology Matthew H. Berlet, M.D. Teleradiology Timothy Bonsack, M.D. Teleradiology Marcello Antonio Borzatta, M.D. Surgery Vascular Christopher Bosarge, M.D. Vascular & Interventional Radiology Loretta Brestan, M.D. Surgery General Kara O. Brooks, M.D. Family Medicine James Browning, M.D. Anesthesiology Michael Buono, M.D. Teleradiology Sergio Cabrera, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology Flora Lorna Quinay Cabreros, M.D. Internal Medicine Mark Calkins, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery David Campbell, M.D. Internal Medicine Wayne Campbell, M.D. Internal Medicine Robert Caputo, D.O. Obstetrics & Gynecology John Carlson, M.D. Gynecology Sion Carter, M.D. Teleradiology Michael Charles, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Indumathi Christopher, M.D. Family Practice Ted Chung, M.D. Urology Steven Clark, M.D. Plastic Surgery Gregory Coates, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology Mark Cooper, M.D. Family Practice Jeffrey Cottrell, M.D. Teleradiology Harry R. Cramer, M.D. Vascular & Interventional Radiology Hien Dao, M.D. Internal Medicine Steven Donchey, M.D. Internal Medicine Christopher Dress, M.D. Plastic Surgery Michael Ederer, D.O. Pain Medicine Elaine Engelman, M.D. Teleradiology Issa Ephtimios, M.D. Infectious Disease Ned Farber, D.O. Family Practice Michael Foley, M.D. Internal Medicine Thomas Fox, D.O. Orthopaedic Surgery/Sports Medicine Richard Freier, M.D. Family Medicine Charles Friend, D.O. Family Practice Michael Given, M.D. Pulmonary Disease/Internal Medicine James Glenn, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Peter Godleski, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Luis Gomez, M.D. Pediatrics William S. Gruss, M.D. Internal Medicine Patricia Hambley, M.D. Diagnostic Radiology Janet Hamby, M.D. Obstetrics & Gynecology James S. Hanner, M.D. Teleradiology Stuart Harlin, M.D. Surgery Thoracic Joseph Hein, Jr., M.D. Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine David Herf, M.D. Surgery General Alexander Hernandez, M.D. Emergency Medicine James Howell, D.O. Family Practice/Family Medicine Steve Hunley, M.D. Cardiology Dhiraj Jeyanandarajan, M.D. Neurophysiology Derek Jimenez, M.D. Internal Medicine/Nephrology Marie John, M.D. Pediatrics John Johnson, M.D. Family Practice/Pediatrics Fernando Kae, M.D. Vascular & Interventional Radiology Zaher Kalaji, M.D. Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine Paul Kalin, D.P.M. Podiatry Mark Katzenstein, M.D. Interventional Cardiology Stephen Kennedy, M.D. Teleradiology Lawrence King, M.D. Telemedicine/Neurology Joshua K. Kolmetz, M.D. Internal Medicine John Koszuta, M.D. Pulmonary Disease Kevin Kulow, M.D. Emergency Medicine Christopher LeCroy, M.D. Surgery Vascular Gus J. Leotta, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Edgardo E. Li-Espino, M.D. Infectious Disease Ancil Lindley, M.D. Diagnostic Radiology Sandra Loeb, M.D. Pediatrics Jonathan Lohrbach, M.D. Surgery General Kate Lops, M.D. Family Practice Gerald Lowrey, M.D. Radiation Oncology Enrique Lujan, M.D. Pediatrics Heather Macadam, M.D. Pediatrics Steven Mandel, M.D. Teleradiology David Mann, Jr., M.D. Hematology/Medical Oncology William Markowski, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery James P. Martin, D.O. Nephrology Stricker Mays, M.D. Gynecolology Charles W. McFatter, M.D. Gynecology Vicente Mendez, M.D. Internal Medicine David M. Mills, M.D. Ophthalmology Abdul Mir, M.D. Internal Medicine Jeffrey Moll, M.D. Anesthesiology Timothy Monaghan, M.D. Clinical Pathology Brian Montague, M.D. Teleradiology Aaron Montgomery, M.D. Vascular & Interventional Radiology Edward Morrison, D.O. Emergency Medicine Angel D. Morrobel, M.D. Cardiology Paul Motta, M.D. Family Medicine Jeff S. Nabonsal, M.D. Anesthesiology Nicholas Nagrani, M.D. Nephrology Terry Neill, M.D. Telemedicine/Neurology Alexander Neiman, M.D. Internal Medicine Michael Neuland, M.D. Allergy & Immunology Craig C. Newland, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Ann Nguyen, M.D. Gynecology Chien Nguyen, M.D. Clinical Pathology Valery Niedermeyer, M.D. Pediatrics Tommy Noggle, M.D. Emergency Medicine/Family Practice David Noreet, D.O. Pain Medicine/Anesthesiology Peter Oas, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Jack Obeid, M.D. Pulmonary Disease Shadi Oweis, M.D. Nephrology Shijun Pan, M.D. Neurology Joseph Pedone, M.D. Cardiology Clyde M. Pence, M.D. Nephrology Francis Pham, M.D. Anesthesiology John Pope, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Helen Preston, M.D. Cardiology Kapil Puri, M.D. Urology John Rasmussen, M.D. Teleradiology Christopher Reid, M.D. Nephrology Cosimo A. Ricciardi, D.P.M. Podiatry Michael Rinaldi, D.O. Otolaryngology Andrew Ringel, M.D. Gastroenterology Michael Roberts, M.D. Internal Medicine Sharon Rosenberg, M.D. Pediatrics Joseph Shalit, M.D. Cardiology George Shaughness, M.D. Teleradiology Michael Shaw, M.D. Teleradiology Joseph Siefker, M.D. Otolaryngology Christopher Singley, M.D. Emergency Medicine Saravana E. Sivashanker, M.D. Internal Medicine Robert Siwicki, D.P.M. Podiatry Gary Smith, M.D. Teleradiology Steven Spitzer, M.D. Emergency Medicine Linda C. Stallings, M.D. Nephrology Glenn Stambo, M.D. Teleradiology Philip Stern, M.D. Internal Medicine James H. Stevens, M.D. Radiation Oncology Dennis Stewart, M.D. Surgery General Paul Swartz, M.D. Teleradiology Cynthia Tainsh, M.D. Neurophysiology Michael L. Tallman, Psy.D. Psychology Mohammed Tamim, M.D. Internal Medicine Lee Thigpen, M.D. Internal Medicine Adolfo Torrez, M.D. Emergency Medicine Frederick Trapp, M.D. Dermatology John Tucker, M.D. Surgery Vascular Marianne Tullus, M.D. Family Practice Kelly Vanepps, M.D. T eleradiology Michelle Vandenbosch, M.D. Emergency Medicine Colette Waite, M.D. Pediatrics Timothy Walker, M.D. Family Medicine James Watson, M.D. Diagnostic Radiology Steven Weissfeld, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgery Michael Williams, M.D. Emergency Medicine Troy Woeste, M.D. Teleradiology Michael Yandel, M.D. Cardiology Michael Youssef, M.D. Teleradiology Thomas D. Zachos, M.D. Urology Juan Zarate, M.D. Interventional Cardiology The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACON

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-8 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACONDr. Castaneda of Emerald Coast Family Medicine is a board-certified family physician dedicated to the comprehensive health care of the entire family. For more than 10 years, Dr. Castaneda has been ensuring the health of his patients, from newborns to seniors. During the past four years, he has developed an ongoing relationship with patients in Bluewater Bay, Valparaiso, Niceville and other surrounding communities. With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, Dr. Castaneda aims to provide personal, inclusive and continuing care for individuals during all stages of life. Currently, his practice is accepting new patients. As a physician who provides care for entire families, Dr. Castaneda goes above and beyond expectations to develop a respectful and trusting patientdoctor relationship. His sincere warmth, kindness and engaged commitment toward his patients enables him to connect to them on a personal level. Dr. Castaneda and the entire staff at ECFM get to know their patients by thoroughly listening to medical concerns and following through by assisting with health care decisions. Trained in family medicine, Dr. Castaneda can provide diagnosis and treatment for a full range of health conditions and concerns. These include, but are not limited to, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cardio vascular screening, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, skin ailments, thyroid disorders, and mental health issues related to anxiety, depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On-site ultrasound services provide added convenience to patients. In addition, well-child and adolescent check-ups are also available, to include school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations. Flu shots are also available for patients of ECFM. According to Dr. Castaneda, Obesity leads to heart disease and diabetes and is closely approaching smoking as the leading cause of many cancers. For this reason, helping his patients with weight management is an important concern of Dr. Castaneda s. ECFM provides weight-loss management under his careful supervision. Dr. Castaneda has been successful in assisting patients achieve weight-loss goals through individually customized programs. Mike is a patient of Dr. Castaneda s who recently lost 90 pounds between July 2010 and February 2011. Now, eight months later, he maintains a healthy physique at 160 pounds through proper diet and exercise. This physician-supervised weight-loss program Dr. Castaneda provides is an individually tailored, healthier alternative to yo-yo dieting on your own. ECFM accepts most forms of insurance and will process the paperwork for patients. Sameday appointments are available for acute care concerns, providing a time-effective alternative to long waits at the emergency room. Emerald Coast Family Medicine is located at 143 S. John Sims Parkway in Valparaiso between Lincoln and Washington avenues. Office hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m.5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Friday 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Contact Dr. Castaneda s courteous and friendly staff at 729-3300 to make an appointment. Patient AFTER Emerald Coast Family Medicine weight loss management program.Advertising Feature BEFORE AFTERPatient BEFORE Emerald Coast Family Medicine weight loss management program. ALL AROUND THE TOWN 143 S. John Sims Pkwy. Valparaiso ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS729-3300 CARING FOR FAMILIES NEWBORN TO ADULTEMERALD COAST FAMILY MEDICINEWEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENTMOSTINSURANCES ACCEPTED INTERNAL MEDICINE PEDIATRICS PREVENTIVE CARE SPORT & WORK PHYSICALSDr. T. 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Streeter, O.D.Palm Eye CareBoard Certified Optometric PhysiciansA new approach to personal eye careContact Lenses and Eyeglasses Emergency Eye Injuries Diabetes/Hypertension Management Specialty/Bifocal Contact Lenses Pediatric patients are always welcome Sports Vision Correction for all athletes Accepting TRICARE, Bluecross/BS, Medicare, Medicaid, AETNA, VCP, VSP, Davis Vision and Eye MedDrs. Tom & Sharon Streeter 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. Casual Waterfront Dining featuring Seafood, Steak & PastaEARLY BIRD SPECIALS 4:30 6:00 Every Day NEWLY RENOVATED LOUNGE & ENCLOSED PATIO BARwithLive Music Fri. & Sat. NightsHAPPY HOUR: 3:00 6:00 Mon.-Sat. SERVING LUNCH & DINNERINDOOR & OUTDOOR SEATING EARLY BIRD TUNE-UP MARCH SPECIAL$69 Reg: $99389-4611onehourair.comEmerald Coast Family MedicineDr C a sta ned a t a kes c a re of f a m i l i es from newborns to sen i orsEdge Elementary Spring Fling a successEdge Elementary School held its largest fundraiser, the Spring Fling. The funds from the event will go toward supplies needed by the teachers to aid in educating the students. Edge would like to thank all the parents and teachers for their donations in helping raise funds for the school, and Niceville High School students for volunteering. Edge Elementary PTO would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for making the silent auction a success: Kalalni's Kouture, Niceville Garden Center, Emerald Coast Wholesale Plants, Tania Fogherty of Florida, Abs Fitness, Benny's BBQ, Teisha Chaney of Paperly, Prudential Coastal Properties, Stacy Wigington of Scentsy, Parkway Veterinary Hair of the Dog, Four Paws, Woody's Hog Heaven, Hard Rock Cafe, Sephora, Fresh Greece, Debbie Ogden of Mary Kay, Elisa Rowland of Mary Kay, Felicitas Wolter of Stella and Dot, Tropical Smoothie, Sunset Cafe, Discovery Dive World, Kia Young of ThirtyOne, Twin Cities Cinema, Rave Motion Pictures, Huff Homes, Touch of the Orient Massage, Lindsey's Looking Glass Photography, Palmer's ATA Taekwondo, Alpine Bikes, Image Maker, Summit II in Hair, Fantastic Sam's, Hair Magic, Hair Express, Curves, Bricks4Kidz, Ace Hardware-Bluewater, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Big Kahuna's, Bluewater Chiropractic, Bluewater Zoo, T3 Fitness, Hurlburt Golf Course, Eglin Golf Course, Stacey Kidder of Stacey-Cakes, Louisa Matthews of Phoenix Trading, Valerie Dombroski, One20 A Modern Bistro. CIC golf tourney raises $40,000Ken Hair, Children in Crisis President and CEO, Niceville, presents the first place trophy to the winning team of the Sixth Annual CIC Children's Neighborhood Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament raised $40,000 in contributions and in-kind donations. From left: Ken Hair, Alana Wood and Derek Lott. Courtesy photo

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By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer For the past 25 years, a local woman has volunteered her time, skills and resources to helping people in the community find their roots. Marie-Helene Legge, and her husband, George Legge, of Niceville, are the directors of the Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, Fort Walton Beach. They are both certified experts in the genealogy field. Although the center looks like a typical reference area of a library, with computers, microfilm, and microfilm readers, Marie-Helene is able to offer resources that would otherwise be difficult to find. Because she speaks English, Italian and French fluently, and has studied other languages including German and Latin, Marie-Helene, who is originally from France, is able to translate documents brought in by people looking to connect with their ancestors. Marie-Helene said she first started learning other languages in school, and later as a hobby, because she found it useful. "It is a tool, because most Americans go back to other countries," Marie-Helene said. "At one point we go back to another place unless the ancestors were Native Americans." Marie-Helene, however, is humble about her skills that have connected many people to their ancestors. "I think we should all share our talents and be part of the community," she said of working at the Center. Everyone who works at the Center volunteers their time and resources, and visitors are only required to pay to order microfilm, which is $7.50 per film. The Center primarily uses a website, familysearch.org, to begin tracing information about family members. The site is open to anyone, and it is free. Family History Centers throughout the U.S., including the one in Fort Walton Beach, can order microfilm and microfiche from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the home of the Mormon Church, and the world's largest genealogical database. "It's just wonderful because every time you open the microfilm, you know you have the true source," said Marie-Helene, referring to birth certificates and immigration documents that are often viewed through microfilm. "There's no better way of proving who someone is." The Salt Lake City Genealogical Library was founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their family history. The library collection has 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records, and more than 742,000 microfiche in the main system. Once a person comes into the Center, he or she can start the process of finding their ancestors by filling out a family tree. From The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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 sOUR 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 , M M a a r r c c h h 2 2 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Courtesy photo George and Marie-Helene Legge have been working at the Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 25 years. The couple, who are certified experts in geneaology, help people find their ancestors. Courtesy photo A photograph of Tony Bordogna's long-lost grandfather, Antonio Bordogna. With the help of Marie-Helene Legge at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Center, Tony was able to solve the mystery of what happened to Antonio. Man finds long-lost grandfather with help of Family History CenterBy Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer With the help of one woman, Tony Bordogna was able to solve the 104-year-old mystery of his long-lost Italian grandfather. Marie-Helene Legge of Niceville, one of the directors of the Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints in Fort Walton Beach, aided Tony in his quest. When Tony's grandfather, Antonio Bordogna, left the United States in 1908, the family assumed the 30-year-old father of three had abandoned them. It wasn't until the 1950s that the family started to search for answers. "The story is, well, that there was no story, for many years," said Tony, a Shalimar resident who started his own search for Antonio 10 years ago. Tony first heard about the resources at the Family History Center in 2011 by word-ofmouth, and decided to take a photo of Antonio to the Center to see if it would lead to anything. "When I first saw the photo, I noticed that he didn't look like a bum, and he left two daughters and a wife who was pregnant," said Marie-Helene, who is fluent in Italian. "He didn't look like a man who would abandon his family." Although he did not have a date of when his grandfather passed away, Tony had a birthplace, Guardia Lombardi, Italy, about 73 miles east of Naples. Marie-Helene contacted Salt Lake City, home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the largest genealogical database in the world. The contact in Salt Lake City was able to refer Marie-Helene to a trustworthy contact in Naples, to figure out where Antonio had been buried. "My parents had traveled back to his birthplace, but never found where he was buried," Tony said. Within two weeks, MarieHelene and Tony obtained confirmation of the hospital where Antonio died, just north of Naples, and the date of his death. According to records, Antonio was buried near the hospital, not in his birth town. After receiving Antonio's death date, the process started to move along, and Marie-Helene was able to receive a birth certificate for Antonio that she translated from Italian to English. She also spent time researching Italian microfilm, and Tony was able to obtain copies of Antonio's paperwork from Ellis Island. As it turns out, Antonio, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1897 and settled in Pennsylvania, had not abandoned his family, but became ill and traveled back to Italy sometime in 1908. "He went to his sister's house in New York, and his appendix was giving him problems," Tony said. "He took a ship to Naples because he didn't want to be operated on by an American doctor. When he got off the ship his appendix ruptured and he went to the hospital for the incurables where he died." After two months of searching for Antonio, with the help of Marie-Helene, Tony was able to solve the mystery in August 2011, just before his aunt, and 4th annual poster contest for local studentsThe Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) invites all Okaloosa County School students to participate in the fourth annual Okaloosa County School poster contest. The OAA wants to know what you consider Summer Fun." It can be anything you can create on paper with markers, paint, pastels, charcoal, or crayons. Digital artwork is also being accepted. There will be a first, second and third place winner for three elementary school students (K-4), for three middle school students (5-8), and for three high school students (9-12). Each first place winner will receive a $75 gift card, each second place winner will receive a $50 gift card, and each third place winner will receive a $25 gift card. Additionally, the first place winners artwork will Niceville couple helps people connect to the past Please see MAN, page B-2 Please see COUPLE, page B-2 CALL ME TODAY.Honesty. Respect. Professionalism. Courtesy. 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The nursing program is limited access, and only 25-30 percent of applicants are admitted. During his two years at FSU, Kevin has maintained a 4.0 GPA while participating in Marching Chiefs and being active in the Wesley Foundation. * Kyle Libby of Niceville, was formally recognized by the university president and dean of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine during its 10th annual Clinical Advancement Ceremony held on March 11. The ceremony, often referred to as a "white coat" ceremony, formalizes and symbolizes the transition of pre-doctoral dental students from basic science, biomedical science, and pre-clinical education to the rendering of patient care in the schools clinics. Kyles uncle, Dr. Durwin Y. Libby, Tufts D, of Lincoln, Maine, held the honor of coating his nephew. Kyle is a 2004 I.B. graduate of Niceville High School, and a 2008 graduate of the University of West Florida. He is the son of Andrea and Paul Elliott of Niceville, Lloyd E. Libby, and grandson of Mary M. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY Antonio's last surviving child, Clara Wentz, passed away in September of the same year. Antonio had two other children, a daughter and a son, who was Tony's father. "Clara put a lot into searching for him," Tony said. "She spent a lot of money and a lot of time researching. I promised her I would find out what happened to him before she died." Although Clara suffered from dementia, Tony clearly remembers his aunt's words to him after she received a confirmation letter containing his findings. "Her daughter read the letter to her two or three times," he said. "I got a phone call from my aunt and she said 'You accomplished the mission. Thank you very much.' It gave me and my family a sense of closure. I just wish we had the information before my grandmother died, because there were a lot of unanswered questions for so many years. "...We would have never accomplished this if it wasn't for M (Marie-Helene). With her language and expertise, she just knew where to look. Our family appreciates her work." Tony said his family plans to visit Antonio's grave in Italy this fall, where they will spread some of Clara's ashes. MANFrom page B-1there, volunteers aid in searching for documents and photos. "It's encouraging, because once you see a name on paper there's a sense of belonging," Marie-Helene said. "The photos that we find of ancestors are so moving, they are just amazing." According to George, Family History Centers are an important part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because members of the Church believe families are connected eternally. The Church, he added, funds the Centers. "The Church is very family oriented, and we believe in knowing where you came from," he said. George said someone looking to find his or her ancestors does not have to be a member of the Church to visit the center, and volunteers at the center do not proselytize to visitors. "It is neutral ground here, we don't talk about the Church," George said. "We are here to help people research their ancestors. We try to help as best as we can." The Center, George said, attracts all walks of life, races, religions and ages. "Some people come week after week," George said. "It's addicting, and one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world. ...We also see people who come in and want to pass the information on to other generations in the family. "There's a feeling of connection, and it's exciting to get to know your people. You are who you are because of them, and we need to know where we come from." The Family History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and is located at 339 Lake Drive Northwest, Fort Walton Beach. For more information, contact the Center at 2443338. COUPLEFrom page B-1 Valparaiso Library offers look at 1940 Federal CensusBy David Weatherford Valparaiso Community Library On April 2, the 1940 United States Federal Census Report will be released to the American people. Genealogy researchers and the general public will be able to access this historical information for free at the Valparaiso Community Library. In 1940, there were 132,164,569 people living within the 48 states of the U.S. and its extended territories. The census will allow 87 percent of Americans today to find a direct family link to their family members living during the final years of the Great Depression and the early years of World War II. The census records will contain the names of thousands of European immigrants, many of whom had recently escaped the political turmoil of Adolf Hitlers Nazi Germany. These records will also reveal the names of the 100,000 JapaneseAmericans that were detained in internment camps during the three years of World War II. Furthermore, the census will reveal family members that worked in Depression-era relief jobs such as the Works Project Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps that would become the backbone of the industrial complex that helped the nation win the War. Many of the individuals in this census are part of what has been called the Greatest Generation. Not only had these folks survived the Great Depression, they fought and many died in World War II. They were the Americans who practiced thrift and compassion, and understood the meaning of hard work and industry. The federal census reports are kept private for 72 years because of sensitive information about individuals: their addresses; race and sex; if they were married or single; their age as of April 1, 1940; place of birth; birthplace of parents; language spoken in the home; citizenship status; and level of education. The census also provides information about the household members: head of household, wife, daughter, father, mother-in-law, grandson, lodger, lodgers wife and children, servants and hired hands. All of this new information will help genealogists verify family locations, and in many cases generate new family histories. Additional information includes occupation and employee status, and if the family lived in a village, community, city or on a farm. If you were born before 1940, come by the Valparaiso Community Library and find your name listed in the federal census report. Call the library at 729-5406 to set up a one-hour reservation to visit the 1940 Federal Census. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Shawn M. Parks, of Niceville, 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. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Shawn earned distinction as an honor graduate. Shawn is the son of Kelli Parks of Niceville. The airman is a 1997 graduate of Niceville High School. He earned an associate degree in 2009 from Valencia College, Orlando. In the Service Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Holy week and Easter of 2012 Come join us, celebrate the Last Supper, Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord1200 Valparaiso Boulevard Niceville www.holynamechurch.org 678-7813 Living Stations of the Cross Living Stations of the Cross Presented by the Youth Group, Music by the Holy Name High School Seniors Wednesday, April 4, 7:00pm and Good Friday, April 6, 7:00 pmHoly Thursday April 5, 7:00pm Mass of the Lords Supper, Followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10:00pm Good Friday April 6, 3:00pm Passion of the Lord, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communinon Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass April 7, 7:00pm Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord 8:00am & 11:00am Mass will be celebrated in the Father Butler Parish Life Center 6:00pm Mass will be celebrated in the church. Sunday Bible School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.Bluewater Community CHURCH897-2644 4580 RANGERD., NICEVILLECome Worship with Us! Bishop and Mrs. T.P. Johnson, Sr. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Matt 28:19NEWLIFECHRISTIANMINISTRIES130 N. PARTINDR., NICEVILLECHURCHOFFICE(850) 729-0733 Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11:15 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.Bishop T.P. Johnson, Sr. Senior Pastorwww.thisisnewlife.org Gods work. Our hands. St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com Sunday Services 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Wednesday Lenten Service w/ NWFSC Madrigals at 7:00 p.m. Okaloosa Chamber Singers Friday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.St. Paul Lutheran Preschool NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2012. Call or visit website. www.stpaulniceville.com A Florida VPK provider.CO1OK0064 First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; grow250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin Church Office: 850-837-6324www.iacdestin.orgPointing The Way To Jesus be on all 2013 promotional materials for the sixth annual Family Fun Arts Fest and on other OAA promotional materials. All of the poster contest entries will be on display at the Family Fun Arts Fest on May 12, at Henderson Beach State Park, Destin, from 10a.m.5p.m. In addition to the poster contest display, there will also be performances by local artists and students, family fun activities, a silent auction, arts and crafts booths, and food throughout the day. The Festival and Park are free and open to the public all day, with free parking available in the Park. Any Okaloosa County School student can enter; entries can be mailed through an Okaloosa County School or by an individual student. The poster contest deadline is April 1. Please submit only one entry per student. Posters should be standard size (8-by-11) for the contest, and should include: the name of the artist, grade, and name of the school. Please mail entries to the Okaloosa Arts Alliance, Attention: School Poster Contest, P.O. Box 4426, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be announced at the Family Fun Arts Fest. For more information visit okaloosaarts.org or email Amy Baty at abaty@okaloosaarts.org. POSTERFrom page B-9 2011 middle school winner Carmen Little, 7th grade, Ruckel Middle School

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Courtesy photo From left: Brittny Ostermann, Crestview, Kendall Gray, Crestview, and Nicholas Tyler Corbin, Niceville. NWFSC Forensics Team places first in debateThe Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) Forensics Team placed first in debate among Florida State Colleges at the 2012 Florida Intercollegiate Forensics Association (FIFA) State Championship Tournament held at the University of West Florida. The NWFSC team finished fifth in overall sweepstakes for the entire tournament. The 2012 FIFA Championship Tournament included more than 60 competitors. Two team members were standout performers: Brittny Ostermann of Crestview, a Collegiate High School senior and a novice forensics competitor this year, fought an exceptionally hard battle for second place in the LincolnDouglas Debate. She also received second place in Lincoln-Douglas Debate speaker points among eight other debaters. Nicholas Tyler Corbin of Niceville, a secondyear competitor with the team, is the 2012 FIFA State Champion in prose. In 2011, he was the FIFA State Champion in drama. For more information about the NWFSC Forensics Team, contact Cecil Scalf, Forensics Coach, at 897-2080 or scalfc@nwfsc.edu.Women on Wellness conference at NWFSCFort Walton Beach Medical Center, Twin Cities Hospital, and the Costa Leadership Institute at Northwest Florida State College will present Women on Wellness: Guidance for a Healthy Lifestyle on April 13, at Northwest Florida State Colleges Niceville campus. This one day educational and energizing conference is aimed to help women achieve balance and success in life, work and health, and hear dynamic presentations and panel discussions by physicians and womens health experts. Learn how to increase your resilience, eat better, lead a more balanced life, and improve your relationships, communications, and financial wellness. To register or obtain more information, visit WomenOnWellness.org, or call 729-6880. The first 50 registrants will receive a half-price discount to this event. Hannah Curlee, The Biggest Loser Season 11 Runner-Up, will be the keynote speaker. Hannah dropped from 248 pounds to 128 pounds. For viewers, the transformation was startling; for Hannah, it was life-altering. During her nine months on the show, support from home was one of her biggest sources of strength. Today, Hannah is committed to paying forward the help she received, by traveling to various Hospital Corporation of America hospitals, where she tells her story. "I want to go out there and talk about exercise, and share some of my cool little diet secrets," Hannah said. "When I say that anybody can do this, Im not just saying it. Im no super-powered woman. Im a regular girl who was miserable in her life. I wanted to lose weight, and I wanted my life back. I got both, and I want to help other people do the same." Additional speakers at Women On Wellness include: Terri Fedonczak, Dr. Susanne Gaddis, Deanna HowardGonzalez, Dr. Alyson Miser, Dr. Jennifer Seaton, Marnie Tate, Dr. Maureen Thompson and Susan Young. Register today at WomenOnWellness.org, or call 729-6880. Master Gardeners name Executive BoardThe 2012 Okaloosa Master Gardeners recently named its Executive Board. The goals of the program are to increase the availability of horticulture information for the community, and to improve the quality of life for residences of Okaloosa County through horticulture volunteer services. From left: Linda Meyers of Crestview, secretary; John Bauer of Valparaiso, president-elect; Margaret Stewart of Crestview, president; and Joe Michetti of Niceville, treasurer. Courtesy photo Recreation Services Inc., located in Bluewater Bay, is offering a great membership special. Join either the Swim or Hard Court Tennis Membership from now until March 31, and receive a 50% discount on the enrollment fee! Membership includes 4 pools (1 heated) and 3 Tennis Courts. We also offer Water Aerobics, Facility rentals, RV/Boat Storage, swimming and tennis lessons.The Swim and Hard Court Tennis Memberships are not exclusive to Bluewater Bay Residents. EVERYONE is welcome to join! O O F F F F5 5 0 0 % % E E N N R R O O L L L L M M E E N N T TMARCHMADNESSMEMBERSHIPSPECIALRecreation Services, Inc. office is located at 1050 Bay Drive (Bay Drive Pool). 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I wanted to get some very important information about my business to the readers of your newspaper, and my ads have certainly done just that. I appreciate the professional and caring staff that the Bay Beacon has and will continue to use this local newspaper whenever I have the need. A loyal reader and customer, thank you again. Gotta Git Taxi Service John Lasiter678-1080Call our advertising department today!Ads in the Beacon Newspapers get results.Here 's Proof Fully Insured Fully LicensedServing Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater And Adjoining Areas...24 Hours 7 Days A WeekCall 678-0100

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Free tax preparation Tax-aide volunteers are providing free income tax preparation for taxpayers with low-to-moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older at the Niceville Library, Monday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., by appointment only. Make your appointment at the Reference Desk in the library, or call 279-4863, ext. 1504. Bring all your tax documents, last year's return, a picture ID, Social Security Card, and checkbook if you want your refund direct deposited. Book sale bonanza The American Association of University Women, Niceville/Valparaiso Chapter, is requesting used book donations for their annual book sale at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, March 31, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds will be used to provide scholarships to deserving women in the community. Donations will be accepted at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, TuesdaySaturday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 8639622. Indoor soccer registration Niceville UMC is accepting registration now through April 4, for Upward Indoor Soccer for grades K4-4. Info: nicevilleumc.org/recreation, or call 678-4411, ext. 145. Niceville Market Day Niceville Community Guild is accepting reservations to rent a space at its Community Market Day, April 28, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at City Hall. Market Day is an outdoor event open to crafters, garage sales, home businesses, food vendors, produce stands and nonprofit fundraisers. Info, or to rent a space: Nicevillechristmas@cox.net. Cost: $15 to rent a space. Activist lecture Friends of the Niceville Library will host a program, "Marjory Stoneman Douglas: An Activist's Life," on March 28, at 11 a.m., Niceville Community Center, 204 N. Partin Drive. Author and historian Jack E. Davis, University of Florida, will discuss the public life of Marjory Douglas, who died in 1998, at the age of 108, as Florida's longest living activist. The program is free, and reservations can be made by calling the library at 2794863, ext. 1504. Alzheimer's support group Alzheimer's Family Services will hold a support group on March 28, at 10:30 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive, Niceville. The support group is free, and respite care is available. To register for the support group, or for more information, call 4787790, or visit AlzFamServ.org. Senior activities The Council on Aging Senior program will offer the following activities for age 60 and older. March 28: Bingo, Valparaiso Senior Center, 268 Glenview Ave., 9:30 a.m. March 29: Bingo, Seminole Community Center, Cedar Street, 10 a.m.; Wii bowling, Valparaiso Senior Center, 9:30 a.m. March 30: Bingo, Valparaiso Senior Center, 9:30 a.m. April 2: Dominoes and socializing, Valparaiso Senior Center, 9:30 a.m. April 3: Bingo, Seminole Community Center, 10 a.m.; Bingo, Valparaiso Senior Center, 9:30 a.m. Bike ride in Valparaiso The Adventure Club will hold a bike ride March 29, at 3 p.m., in Valparaiso. Meet at the strip mall at the intersection of John Sims Parkway and Highway 85. The group will have supper after the ride at a nearby restaurant. Info: Pat and Bruce, 301-9452. Relay for Life dinner The Niceville/Valparaiso Relay for Life Steering Committee will host the annual cancer survivor dinner to honor local cancer survivors and a guest. The evening will consist of a meal and entertainment on March 29, at 6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church. Info: Danielle Sands, dsandsbox@yahoo.com, or the American Cancer Society office, 244-3813, ext. 3556. RWOF meeting The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet on April 4, at the Holiday Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island. Socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. To accomodate working women, there will be a "dine-and-dash" table, for those who can only stay for a limited time. Candidates for the offices of County Commissioner Districts 3 and 5 will participate in a forum at the meeting. To make a reservation, contact Donna Pattison at 6515416, or donnapattison@cox.net, by noon on March 30. Cost: $16 for members, $18 for guests. Info: rwof.org. Chamber Singers concert The Okaloosa Chamber Singers will present "An Evening with the Masters," March 30, at 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, Niceville. The concert is free, with a suggested donation of $15 per person, or $25 per couple. Info: okaloosachambersingers.org, or Dr. Marilyn Overturf, 682-9651. RBCS silent auction Rocky Bayou Christian School will hold its Spring Fling Silent Auction on March 30 from 3:30 6:25 p.m. The auction will take place on the basketball black top by the elementary portion of the RBCS campus. Items available for purchase include: boy's and girl's Huffy bike, a $100 gift card to Wild Olive, Pampered Chef basket, Ryan's Steak House gift certificate, 18-hole round of golf at Emerald Bay, Johnny Rocket's gift certificate, jewelry by The Heart of the Bride. RBCS Spring Fling Rocky Bayou Christian School will hold its 2012 Spring Fling on March 30 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Classes, clubs, band and athletic organizations will be able to raise needed funds. Advance tokens will be sold until March 29 in the business, kindergarten, elementary and academy campus offices. The tokens will cost $.50 each. Tokens will be on sale during the Spring Fling. There will also be a silent auction on the basketball black top by the elementary portion of the RBCS campus. Farmer presentation Robert Wheeler, certified organic farmer, will give a presentation and have his produce for purchase on March 31, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center. At 10 a.m., Kat M. Provencher, expert in permaculture design, will provide a hands-on experience on "How to Make a Garden/Herb Spiral." Standard admission rates apply. The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center is located at 4956 Highway 20 East. Volunteers needed Volunteers will be needed March 31, at 8:15 a.m., by the Florida Trail Association for maintenance on the trails at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, Freeport. Info: 585-9184, or choctaw.floridatrail.org. IDEAS competition Jacobs Technology 16th annual IDEAS Competition, (Industry, Design, Engineering And Students), an engineering competition for high school and middle school students, will be March 31, at Shoal River Middle School, Crestview. Registration, 8 a.m., competition begins at 9 a.m. Boating safety course The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1-4 will conduct a Coast Guard boating safety course, March 31, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Coast Guard Station Destin, 2000 Miracle Strip Parkway. Registration is required by March 28. The cost is $35 and includes the course, exam, FWC safe boating ID card, lunch, line-handling and knots demo, and a tour of the station. By law, anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988, who operates a vessel in Florida powered by 10 horsepower or more, must pass an approved boater safety course. Info: John Ryan, 623-980-8782, or ryanjohnj@hotmail.com. Spaghetti dinner The Choctaw Beach Community Center will hold a spaghetti dinner, March 31, from 4-6 p.m. Spaghetti, salad, drink and dessert for $6. Choctaw Beach is located five miles east of Bluewater Bay and 13 miles west of Freeport on Highway 20. The community center is located on Wateroak Street. Info: 897-5590. Pregnancy Center 5K The Pregnancy Center will hold a 5K run/walk, April 14, at 8:30 a.m., Old Spanish Trail Park, Crestview. Registration: $15 by April 1, $20 late entry/race day, $10 kids' fun run. Online registration: active.com. Info: schumann.lori@gmail.com. Duo piano concert The Choctaw Bay Music Club will present its annual duo piano concert on April 1, at 3 p.m., in Tyler Recital Hall in the music wing at Northwest Florida State College. The program will feature a variety of selections performed on two new Yamaha grand pianos by accomplished pianists from the area. A donation is requested at the door. Info: 897-0810. Palm Sunday concert Niceville UMC will hold a Palm Sunday worship concert, "Eyes of Faith" on April 1, at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The concert will be presented by the combined Contemporary and Traditional Music Ministries of the church. It will feature the Palm Sunday Concert Choir, along with the Orchestra and Praise Band. The concert is free and open to the public. Niceville UMC is located at 214 Partin Drive, Niceville. Info: 6784411, or nicevilleumc.org. Candidate forum The Republican candidates for Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools will participate in a public forum hosted by Nicevill's Silver Sands Republican Women. The forum will be April 2, at Bluewater Bay Golf Clubhouse. The social will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the dinner and forum at 6 p.m. Cost: $15. Square dancing Grab a partner and head on over for an introduction to Square Dancing. There will be a free open house on April 2, 9, and 16 at the Community Life Center, Niceville United Methodist Church. Classes will begin on April 26. Have fun, meet new friends, and enjoy the mental and physical health benefits of square dancing. Info: Berlon 9741255. Story time and egg hunt The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite all children ages 0-5 to the April 3 Story Time Easter Party. There will be snacks, stories and an Easter egg hunt. Platime will being at 9:45 a.m., and story time will begin at 10:15 a.m. Arts Center presents 'Romeo and Juliet' The Northwest Florida Ballet will present "Romeo and Juliet" at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, March 31, at 7:30 p.m., and April 1, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $12.50 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased online, nfballet.org, or by calling 664-7787. E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com before 5 p.m. Wednesday. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE!1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental Available* Storage Supplies/BoxesCall for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate Mike TarbuckJeweler ~ Owner Diamond Worksinc. Big Bold GoldJewelry Repair Custom Design Remounts Next Day Service www.DiamondWorksJewelry.comPark Place Plaza, Next to Santa Rosa Mall 323 Page Bacon Rd., Mary Esther 850-244-5252 | Mike Tarbuck, Jeweler-OwnerVery affordable 18k gold plate jewelry $200.00 Choose Baywalk, you deserve the best!4566 Hwy 20E, Ste. 104 Niceville www.baywalk2.com76 FOX LAKE DR. Stunning 3/2 Home in Prestigious Santa Rosa Beach Fox Lake Subdivision. South CR393. 1/2 Acre on Lake. 2,050 Sq.Ft. $425,000. MAGNOLIA PLANTATION Delightfully well cared for All Brick home. Features Open Floor Plan, Family Room and Florida Room, Dining Room, Spacious Kitchen, 3/2. $265,000 MAGNOLIA PLANTATION Gated Community first time offered in Mediterranean Village 3 Bedroom 2 Bath All Brick Home. Custom Cabinets, Destinite Countertops, 9 ceilings, Separate Dining Room. Zero Lot Line. A must see!!!! 1917 Sq.Ft. $255,000. A MUST SEE: NICEVILLE, Cedar Ridge Home on Peachtree. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Family Room, Dining, Kitchen and Beautifully Decorated. A Must See! $155,000 GARDEN OAKS CONDO is ABSOLUTELY DYNAMITE!!! 2nd Floor Unit. Screen Patio Area, Another open Balcony Area. Large Kitchen, Master Bedroom & 2nd Bedroom. Very Spacious Family Room. Open, Light & Bright. $129,000 SHORT SALE: Bartonwood Ct. This 2 Bedrooms 1 bath home with Covered Carport would make a great first time buyer or Investment Property. Laminate floors, Carpet in Master, Ceramic Tile in wet areas. 951 Sq.Ft. $75,000. SEMINOLE CEDAR STREET: .41 acre lot Fenced Mobile Home heated and cooled Single Wide Expando. 3 Bedrooms 1.5 Baths AS IS. Call for Showing $59,000. PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE: Courtyard Plaza BWB, 1500 Sq.Ft. Units. NEED SOMEONE TO WORK THROUGH YOUR SHORT SALES WITH YOU? 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACONLocal senior and adult activitiesSpecial to the Beacon by Charlene Grafton The following is a list of adult and senior weekly activities in Niceville and Bluewater Bay.Mondays:Bridge club, Regency Inn, Highway 20 East, 9:30 a.m. Contact: Judy Alley, 678-3200. As needed, start as a sub by invitation, no beginners. Bridge club, Bluewater Bay Golf Club, 9:30 a.m. Contact: Marlene McGinnis, 678-8496. As needed, start as a sub by invitation, no beginners. Tuesdays:Bridge club, Bluewater Bay Golf Club, 9:30 a.m. Contact: Ardy Lawrence, 897-4170. As needed, start as a sub by invitation, no beginners. Bridge club, mahjong, Canasta, Pinochle, Scrabble, Niceville United Methodist Church, 12:30 p.m. Please call 24 hours in advance. Contact: John Sullivan, 678-1287. Poker, Texas Hold-em, Bluewater Bay Golf Club, 7 p.m. Contact: Sean Hogan, 897-3241. Thursdays:Pingpong, Bluewater Bay Golf Club, 7 p.m. Contact: Sean Hogan, 897-3241. Fridays:Bridge club, Bluewater Bay Marina, 9:30 a.m. Contact: Jackie Vogler, 678-5920. Bridge Club, mahjong, Canasta, Pinochle, Scrabble, Niceville United Methodist Church, 12:30 p.m. Please call 24 hours in advance. Contact: John Sullivan, 678-1287. Saturdays:Karaoke, Bluewater Bay Golf Club, 7 p.m. Contact: Sean Hogan, 897-3241. Senior Center lunch menuThe following is the Valparaiso Senior Center lunch menu for March 28April 3. Please call the center at 833-9291, or come by, 268 Glenview Ave., to make a lunch reservation. The cost is a voluntary donation, and lunch is served on weekdays at 11 a.m.WednesdaySmoked sausage, baked Northern beans, coleslaw, hot dog bun, hot peaches, milk, mustard.ThursdayHoney mustard, chicken, whole kernel corn, peas and carrots, wheat roll, fresh fruit, milk. FridayGrilled beef fingers, brown gravy, whipped potatoes, collard greens, cornbread, fruit blend, juice, milk, margarine.MondayParmesan chicken, green peas, parslied carrots, wheat roll, fresh fruit, milk, margarine.TuesdayGrilled beef fingers, baked potato, okra and tomatoes, wheat bread, fresh fruit, milk, margarine. Be your own boss! Attention locals! People needed to work from home online. Earn $500-$4500 PT/FT. Toll free 888-206-2983 leave message. Drivers: Exp. Tanker. Great Pay! Regional/Linehaul. No Layoffs. Full Benefits. CDL-A w/H&T, Dbls. Good MVR. Apply at: www.drive4sbi.com Paul: 800-826-3413 Lovering s Automotive A/C & Heating is hiring experienced A/C Mechanic; must have tools. Call Richard for appointment at 6784025. 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 driver s 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) Valparaiso, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1700SF home for rent close to Eglin. Fenced backyard. Call 850-420-6357. We pay the most for gold, diamonds and jewelry. 700 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, 850-974-2462, Tom Looking for good deals? Check the classified section every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. Garage Sale, March 31, 116 Arrowpoint Cove, Valparaiso, multi furniture items, exercise bike, much more. 716 Crestview Ave, EOD Masterblasters, Mar 31, 7am-2pm, hundreds of items. March 31, 171-B Nordberg Ave., Valparaiso, 8:00 a.m. Marked down prices on formal and casual wear, household items, powered chair, powered scooter for disabled. Jewelry Homes for Rent Help Wanted Yard Sales CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Office Space Homes for Sale Homes for Sale 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 WILSON MINGER AGENCY, INC.Niceville s Top-Selling Real Estate Office RENTALS AVAILABLE! Niceville, Crestview, Fort Walton and Navarre! One bedroom to five bedrooms from $450-$2500!Search online at: OurLocalRental.com Century 21Wilson Minger AgencyNicevilles Top Selling Real Estate Office729-6504 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Offices 500SqFt1,000SqFtWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SFWAREHOUSE OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLEFor more information call897-6464 RENTALS 850-897-1443Bluewater Bay Resort RealtyMarquette Street 2/1 Unfurnished $700 Quiet neighborhood, across from park, duplex community Garden Oaks 1/1 Unfurnished $750 Open floor plan, screened porch, laundry room, on ground floor Marina Cove Studio Furnished $750 Water front, includes utilities, private balcony, includes cable & internet West Lake Court 3/2 Furnished $1600 Waterfront, townhouse style, pet friendly, pool privileges, washer/dryer Help Wanted Help Wanted Help WantedRECEPTION/ MAILROOM Full-time Beacon Newspapers (The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot, The Green Beret) has an opening for a fulltime person to handle reception, secretarial, production and mailroom duties. We are looking for a conscientious, reliable, upbeat person who will represent the Bay Beacon well on the phone. Ability to type quickly and accurately in computer wordprocessing, spreadsheet and database programs is required. Some lifting of bundles or boxes weighing 20 to 40 pounds required. Applicants should be comfortable working in a small-business environment where flexibility and the ability to meet unexpected challenges is required. Paid vacation & holidays, IRA plan. Nonsmokers only. Apply in person at the Beacon's office, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Parkway East Shopping Center). NEWSPAPER GRAPHIC ARTIST Part-Time Beacon Newspapers, publisher of The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot, and The Green Beret, seeks a part-time graphic artist to create ads on Macintosh computers, paginate news, Photoshop images, and perform other production, office and mailroom duties. Experience with QuarkXpress or another page-layout program required. Applicants should be organized, detail-oriented, and work efficiently to meet deadlines. This is a small-business environment that rewards the ability to master new challenges. Ability to lift 40 pounds required. Nonsmokers. Apply in person at the Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. See news happening?Call the Beacon Newspapers at 678-1080. PROVEN LEADERSCarriageHills.com(850) 678-5178Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.Text CHRSOLD to 87778 for free app NICEVILLE AREA Charming all brick home loaded with custom details! 3/2 1,837SF $235,000 Web#225 Elegant Huntington subdivision home in mint condition 3/2 2,267SF $338,000 Web#226 New Gary Miller home will delight your entire family 3/2 1,754SF $248,000 Web#209 BLUEWATER BAY AREA Delightfully updated home in desirable Raintree Estates 4/2.5 2,170SF $269,900 Web#227 HOLT AREA All brick home on an acre of paradise convenient to I-10 3/2 1,020SF $75,000 Web#228 KennyWilsonPainting30 Yrs. 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Niceville gridder impresses at Alabama football campSpecial to the Beacon Five Niceville High School football playersNick Haynes, Andrew Mitchell, Tyre McCants, Denzel Applewhite and Carter Fletcherwere invited to the March 24 VTO/Rivals Sports Elite 100 football combine/camp, along with the other top 100 or so football players from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The football camp is by invitation only. None of the players stood out more than Haynes and McCants. After dominating every defensive lineman he faced, Haynes finally found himself matched up against the No. 1 player in Alabama, and one of the top defensive linemen in the country, Dee Liner, of Muscle Shoals High School, and Auburn University commit and Rivals100 4-Star. He (Nick Haynes) may have made the biggest statement on the day when he was the lone offensive lineman to slow down Liner, said Chris Nee at Rivals, Actually, he did more than that, he showed great leverage, footwork and an excellent punch. Not to be outdone, McCants made some of the most spectacular catches look routine. But even before the competition begun, McCants was already turning heads with some of his combine results. He ran a 4.59 in the 40-yard dash and a 4.1 in the Shuttle Run. But what came next garnered the attention of everyone at the camp. McCants had a vertical jump of 39.4 inches, a VTO/Rivals Elite 100 Birmingham best. He found himself matched up most of the afternoon against highly ranked cornerback Darrius Sims (currently being recruited by several SEC and ACC schools). Sims, Whitehaven High School, Memphis, had a tough time with McCants as he made several amazing, jaw-dropping catches against the highly touted defensive back. Applewhite, Fletcher and Mitchell all received praise for their talent, effort and attitude. Overall it was a good day for Niceville in Alabama. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-6 Wednesday, March 28, 2012 BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTS U15 boys win soccer tourneyThe U15 boys team from FC Dallas-Emerald Coast won the Florida State Invitational Soccer Tournament March 10-11. They played Tennessee United Futbol Club, South Georgia United, Callaway Arsenal and CFC Red Star, winning three games and tying one. From left: front, Codie Emunson, Dustin Smith Tyler Hancock, Lincoln Norris Ryan Simpson, Cole Miller, Bret Miller, James Hass Garett Miller, David Rood and coach Tim Brown; rear, Cameron Stevens, Jared Anderson, Mason Ward, Bryce Webb and McKenzie Thomas. Not pictured is Zach Bailey. Tyre McCants, right, Niceville High School, gets the better of Darrius Sims of Whitehaven High School, Memphis. McCants impressed the coaches and instructors at the March 24 VTO/Rivals Sports Elite 100 football combine/camp.Wednesday, March 28 NHS vs. Clarksville, baseball, 6 Destin@Pryor, track, 3:30 Lewis/Ruckel @Shoal River, track, 3:30 Thursday, March 29 RBCS @Baker, track, 3 NHS vs. Tate, softball, 6:30 NHS vs. Gulf Breeze, tennis, 3 Lewis@Pryor, tennis, 3 Destin vs. Bruner, tennis, 3 Ruckel @Davidson, tennis, 3 Lewis vs. Pryor, golf, 3 Destin vs. Davidson, golf, 3:30 Ruckel @St. Mary, golf, 3 Friday, March 30 NHS @Bulldog Classic, baseball, TBA RBCS vs. Maclay, softball, 4 NHS @Panhandle championships (Pcola), track, 9 RBCS vs. N. Fla. Christian, baseball, 4 Monday, April 2 RBCS vs. Lookout Valley, Miss., softball, 3 RBCS @Arnold (Sectional), weightlifting, 5 Destin vs. Davidson, tennis, 4 Lewis vs. Ruckel, tennis, 3 Lewis vs. Destin, golf, 3:30 Ruckel@Bruner, golf, 2 Monday, Tuesday, April 2, 3 RBCS@districts, tennis, TBA RBCS vs. Cottondale, baseball, 4 Tuesday, April 3 RBCS @Altha, softball, 5 NHS vs. Owensboro, Ky., softball, 6 Tuesday-Wednesday, April 3-4 NHS @District (FWB), tennis, TBA Schedule