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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: 04-11-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (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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By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer For one Tallahassee judge who graduated from Niceville High School, her interest in law and politics started as a girl of 10 during Ronald Reagan's first presidential campaign. That same interest drove her to obtain a law degree and earn her current title as a judge on Florida's First District Court of Appeal. Lori Rowe, 41, became one of Florida's youngest appealscourt judges in 2009. Rowe spent most of her childhood in Florida, attended Ruckel Middle School and graduated from Niceville High School in 1988. Rowe's father was in the military. "I was first interested in law in 1980, when Reagan was president," said Rowe, who says she has always been motivated by public service. "I was a great admirer of his, and that's what sparked my interest in politics and government when I was about 10 years old." Rowe, who is married with two children, became involved with the Youth in Government program sponsored by Niceville High School and the YMCA, which allowed her to participate in a mock legislative session in Tallahassee. Not long after that, Rowe completed an externship with Shalimar law firm, Cotton, Wesley, Poche and Gates. "That confirmed that I wanted to practice law," she said. "Having the understanding of the impact lawyers have on the legislative process, and the impact of judges in the interpretation of the law, set me on myBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Three people were arrested by Niceville police on drug and gun charges following a traffic stop on Marc Smith Boulevard. Police seized a loaded pistol, cocaine and marijuana. Angela Sue Mawhir, 38, of 908 47th St., Niceville, and Joshua Kim Bailey, 30, of 308 SW Miracle Strip Parkway, #10C, Fort Walton Beach were arrested by Niceville police March 31, each charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a concealed firearm without a permit and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. In addition, Bailey was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. A 22-year-old Fort Walton Beach man was also arrested, but later released without bail from Okaloosa County Jail because of a judge's finding of "no probable cause," according to jail officials. An assistant state attorney said Monday that his office was evaluating whether to press charges in the By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Niceville sewer customers may see their monthly bills jump by $4.84 a month or more over the next two years. The increase would raise the monthly cost to the average Niceville sewer customer to about $39.66, or some $476 a year, 13.9 percent higher than today. Earlier projections called for increases of about 3 percent a year due to other factors, but the city now expects capital costs to soar because of its share of a $6.5 million sewerplant upgrade, and the city's planned $2.3 million buyout of Okaloosa County's share of the regional sewer plant. The projected rate hikes would be higher for customers living outside the city limits. They pay the city an additional 10 percent "administrative fee" on their sewer bills. Officials indicated that the increase, which is subject to approval by the Niceville City Council, would be phased in over two years. The projected rate hikes will be needed to pay for increased operations and maintenance costs of an upgrade at the Niceville, Valparaiso, Okaloosa County (NVOC) RegionalBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent No decision was reached during a closed arbitration hearing Friday, originally intended to resolve a pay dispute between the Okaloosa School District and the Okaloosa County Education Association (OCEA), the union that represents most local public school teachers. A key issue discussed at the hearing, which was closed to the press at the insistence of the union, is whether the proceedings were a suitable forum to resolve the OCEA's bid to overturn a Jan. 4 school board decision rejecting the traditional annual teacher "step" pay increases of 3 percent this year. The union had 15 days to appeal the decision, but failed to do so within the allotted time, according to district officials. The union's president, howT 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 5012 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts Please see ARRESTS, page A-6 Please see JUDGE, page A-3 Please see TEACHERS, page A-2Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Friday, 7 p.m. Rocky Bayou Christian School will hold its choirs concert at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church. Admission is free and the public is invited. Performing will be the Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and the Chorale. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon The Niceville YMCA will hold a benefit yard sale at the YMCA, 1031 E. John Sims Parkway. Info: 8979622. Saturday, 6 p.m. The Niceville High School Jazz Band dinner and silent auction will be at the Community Life Center at Niceville United Methodist Church. The cost is $35 per plate, or $325 for a premier reserved table for eight. For tickets, contact csarnosky@yahoo.com.Sunday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. The fourth annual Tea Party Tax Day Rally hosted by the Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party, will be held at Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive. Booths will open at 12:30 p.m., and the program will be from 13:30 p.m. Info: 7292873, or info@emeraldcoastpatriots.org. Calendar, B-4 COMINGUP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Niceville grad thrives as appeals-court judgeNiceville sees more sewer fee hikesRising costs fueled by buyout, plant upgrade A hearing on an Okaloosa County School Board teacherpay freeze was closed to the press and public Friday. Far left, a sign posted on the hearing-room door at school board headquarters, Fort Walton Beach. No results were announced. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Helping handsStudents from Lesley Vance's third grade class at Rocky Bayou Christian School participated in the school's annual Work-a-Thon Thursday by cleaning up a yard at a house on Niceville Avenue. During the Work-aThon, students performed clean-up tasks for the elderly and families in need of assistance. This year, 677 RBCS students, kindergarten through 12th grade, participated in the event at various places in the area. Bagging leaves, from left: Jonah Horton, Jamil Bowles, Jacob Rice and Tyler Filewich. More photos, Page B-1. Beacon photo by Tess Hollis $20.65 $22.35 $23.70 $25.40 $26.25 $27.85 $28.60 $30.05 $31.55 $33.42 $34.82 $39.66 20022003200420052006 20072008 2009 2010 20112012 2014* $0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50Monthly bill, sewer only, typcial customer *2014 level projected Source: City of Niceville Higher bills in the offing Monthly sewer bill, typical customer, City of Niceville, by year (not counting water bill) Cops seize drugs, pistol in 3 arrests Lori RoweTeachers, schools continue pay wrangleIn closed hearing, district argues that union ineligible to appeal step denial Please see FEE HIKES, page A-4

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Although the hearing, held at the Okaloosa County School Board chamber in Fort Walton Beach, had previously been announced as open to the public by district Personnel Director Mike Foxworthy, OCEA Executive Director Greg Butler told a Beacon reporter who came to cover the hearing that it would be closed to the press and public. Barney O. Spurlock Jr., the state-certified arbitrator presiding over the hearing, said that either party to the dispute could ask that the hearing be closed to the press and public, and that he had therefore agreed to the union request that the hearing be closed. Participants in Fridays hearing included Foxworthy, Chief Financial Officer Rita Scallan, school district attorney Mike Mattimore, Butler and OCEA President Karen Peek. The closed hearing lasted for over an hour, after which participants emerged and said that nothing had been decided. Following the hearing, Spurlock told the Beacon that as arbitrator, his role was to listen to oral statements from both sides, gather post-hearing briefs and other documents submitted by the school district and the union, and if the two parties did not reach an agreement of their own, to weigh the evidence and issue an award within 30 to 90 days. Mattimore told the Beacon that most of the discussion Friday was devoted to procedural issues, and that the next step in the proceedings will be some time in late May or early June possibly on May 24. The school district lawyer said the main procedural issue discussed had been whether Spurlock, as arbitrator, actually has the authority to make a binding judgment about the pay dispute, or whether a Jan. 4, 2012, hearing before the elected members of the Okaloosa School Board had produced a final and binding decision when the school board unanimously rejected the step pay increases. Events leading up to Fridays arbitration hearing were: In October 2011, the school board declared an impasse in negotiations with the OCEA over pay issues. The school board argued that it didn't have enough money for seniority, or step pay raises for veteran teachers, and froze teachers' salaries for the current school year. OCEA argued that step increases, which on average give returning teachers an annual pay raise of about 3 percent, were required under the existing contract between the union and the school district. A special magistrate attempted to mediate the impasse, and after hearing arguments from each side in October, issued a report and recommendations in November. However, both the school board and the union rejected the special magistrate's recommendations. With the rejection of the special magistrate's report, the next step toward resolving the pay dispute was a quasi-judicial hearing during a special meeting of the Okaloosa School board held Jan. 4 in the Niceville High School auditorium, in which the elected school board members moved from being one of the antagonists in the pay dispute to being the judge and jury. During the Jan. 4 hearing at Niceville High, which was attended by many teachers, the position of the school district administration was presented by Mattimore, a labor-relations lawyer for the district. Mattimore showed budget figures indicating that the school district has lost revenue during the last several years from local property taxes, state aid to education, and federal economic stimulus programs, while costs for such things as utilities, insurance and school operations have steadily increased. He said the district cannot sustain the recurring costs of the proposed step pay hikes. Also presented were figures showing that Okaloosa teachers last year were the fifth highestpaid among Florida's 67 school districts. The figures showed the average Okaloosa teacher was paid $51,082 for about nine months of work, behind only the high-cost counties of Monroe, Sarasota, Collier and Dade. If pay were raised further, Mattimore said at the Jan. 4 meeting, it would probably force the district to take other, morepainful cost-cutting measures such as across-the-board pay cuts, furloughs or layoffs of some teachers. He said the contract between the district and the union permits the district to move teachers up to higher pay steps based on time in service, but without actually adding to their pay at this time. Butler spoke next at the Jan. 4 meeting, presenting the unions position, with a different interpretation of the numbers. He said the school district has routinely budgeted more money for teacher pay than it has actually spent each year, and has about $14 million available to cover teacher pay hikes. He said that the contract between the teachers union and the school district mandates step pay increases, and that the district is obligated to live up to the labor contract. Peek also spoke, saying she knew the district faces a tough financial situation, but it is time to get creative, to plan and work together to find the money needed for the step increases. Peek said the union and its members have done their best to help the district cut costs by using more associate rather than regular teachers, using cheaper computers and other measures. Peek also reminded the school board that at a previous meeting she had promised them that if the time came to withhold pay raises for teachers, she and other OCEA members would understand. But, she said, This is not the time, and we do not understand! and displayed a briefing slide to emphasize her statement. At the conclusion of the Jan. 4 presentations, the school board immediately put the proposed step pay hikes to a vote, deciding unanimously against the increases. Dissatisfied with that outcome, the OCEA filed a grievance and requested the binding arbitration hearing which was held Friday. Mattimore, however, said there is no way that an arbitrator can reverse what the elected school board decided. He said that state law gives the elected school board the final say on pay issues. Following Fridays hearing, Mattimore again told the Beacon that he believes the school boards Jan. 4 decision to be the final and binding word on the pay dispute. Peek also spoke briefly with the Beacon following Fridays arbitration hearing, saying only that the next step toward resolving the dispute will be for both sides to file briefs with Spurlock, and then to meet again in late May or early June to see what Spurlock has decided by then. Spurlock, asked what could happen if no decision is reached through arbitration, said the two parties could then file suit against each other in circuit court. He added, however, that resolving such disputes through binding arbitration, if possible, is usually much quicker and less expensive than a lawsuit. TEACHERSFrom page A-1 May 1, 2012 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax: 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. 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path." Although Rowe graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor of arts in classical languages, she found herself back in Florida, where she received a joint master's of business administration and Juris Doctor from Florida State University's College of Law. "I knew I wanted to practice law in Florida, and I only applied to law schools in Florida," she said. Rowe began her career in 1997 as an Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Section of the Florida Attorney General's office, working on "white-collar" crime cases, under Attorney General Bob Butterworth, a Democrat. After a brief stint at a law firm, Rowe again worked for the Attorney General as Director of Multistate Litigation, and then as Assistant Deputy Attorney General. She was subsequently appointed Executive Deputy Attorney General by Attorney General Charlie Crist. Later, Rowe worked on Crist's campaign for governor. After the Republican was elected Florida's 44th governor in 2006, Crist asked Rowe to serve as his Deputy Chief of Staff overseeing 10 state agencies. "I was exposed to the legislative process while working in the governor's office, and I was able to work with constituents and see how legislation affected them," Rowe said. In 2009, two vacancies opened on the Tallahasseebased First District Court of Appeal, where 15 judges sit. The First District spans North Florida, from Escambia County to Duval County, and is the largest of Florida's five appealscourt districts. It is also the busiest as measured by case filings,855 in fiscal year 2010, the most recent figures available. When Rowe made the decision to submit an application for the judgeship, she was pregnant with her second child. After submitting the application, Rowe was nominated by the First District Judicial Nominating Commission for the position, then appointed by Crist. At the age of 39, Rowe was one of the youngest appeals judges in Florida. Shortly after being nominated, she gave birth and began her tenure. Every six years during elections, Florida appellate judges go through a retention election, in which their names appears on the ballot. The voter is asked to check "yes" or "no" to retain the judge for another six years. Rowe was retained in 2010, and will come up on the ballot again in 2016. "This is my dream job," she said. "I would love to retire on the First District Court of Appeal." The state's five courts of appeal chiefly handle civil and criminal appeals from the state's trial courts. Because it is headquartered in Florida's capital, the First District Court of Appeal also handles the bulk of appeals of decisions of state agencies,459 in fiscal 2010. "As an appellate judge, you have the ability to think about the law, and provide guidance to the trial court," Rowe said. "It's stimulating from an academic standpoint." A typical day for Rowe consists of "lots of reading." For each case, there are typically three briefs that each judge must read, which range from 30 to 50 pages apiece. She must also look at the complete record of each case, including all proceedings before the trial court. Each case, Rowe said, requires some level of analysis. "The most rewarding part of my job is providing a resolution to important disputes for the people we serve," she said. "Most of the time, district court is the end of the line for cases, that brings finality to the dispute." The most important part of her job, Rowe said, is exercising proper judgment in deciding each case before the court, while recognizing the limits of judicial authority. "Appellate courts are courts of limited jurisdiction," she said, "and it is critical that judges exercise proper restraint in performing the responsibilities of their offices." While Rowe deals with many difficult cases, including child-abuse and violent crimes, she said she does not allow her personal feelings to affect her vote on the outcome, which is typically decided by a threejudge panel. "Our job is to look at the law and look at the facts of each case," she said. "Sometimes those facts stay with you, of an individual case, but no personal bias enters into it. As a judge, I am bound to follow the rule of law." The First District Court of Appeal has traveling panels, which Rowe said she would like to see more of. The traveling three-judge panels hear cases in different parts of the district. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 PIZZERIAin Valparaiso!NEW!Homemade meatballs & sauces Were famous for our breadsticks!177 John Sims Pkwy. MON-FRI. 11-8 SAT. 12-8 (850)389-2131 Call or visit us today!POWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 Theres no such thing as a NO risk zone . 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wastewater treatment plant in Niceville, and the city's planned near-doubling of its ownership share of the regional utility, from 43.6 percent to 80 percent. Niceville's engineer, Glenn Stephens, of Polyengineering, recently told city officials that changes at the regional utility would cause the estimated $4.84 monthly rate increase to customers over the next two years. There are two things in play causing the expected rate hikes, Stephens said. First, the NVOC Regional Sewer Board recently awarded a $6 million construction contract to improve the existing treatment plant and build a Rapid Infiltration Bed System (RIBS) to dispose of the treated effluent in the ground. Engineering and design costs bring the total upgrade to about $6.5 million. The modification uses a different technology to remove more nitrates and phosphorus from the treated sewage. The upgrade became necessary because the regional utility was ordered by state environmental regulators to reduce effluent polluting groundwater at its sprayfields near Niceville. The RIBS portion of the upgrade is also expected to reduce the size of sprayfields on leased Eglin land, thereby avoiding expected rental fees from the base, which implemented a new policy charging market value for leasing military land. The second factor behind the expected rate hike is that Niceville recently accepted a FEE HIKESFrom page A-1 By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Federal aviation inspectors released a preliminary report on a plane crash in Niceville that killed the two men aboard. Donald Marco, 59, of Niceville, and Stanley Bloyer, 66, of Fort Walton Beach, were identified by sheriff's deputies as the two who died March 15 when Marco's small kit-built plane crashed and burned in the woods of Eglin's military reservation north of Forest Road in Niceville. The National Transportation Safety Board report, released Sunday, does not give the cause of the crash, which occurred at about 12:55 p.m. as the amateurbuilt Emeraude CP-130 approached the grass airstrip at Ruckel Airport. Visual flight conditions prevailed at the time of the crash, meaning visibility was considered good. No flight plan had been filed. The two men had been flying to Holt to submit the plane to a condition inspection by a mechanic, according to the NTSB, but turned around to return to Ruckel Airport because of "too much military traffic in the area," according to the report. Both men were certified airline pilots, according to the NTSB report. According to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, Marco, owner of the singleengine airplane, had lost his FAA medical certificate due to injuries he sustained in an earlier accident, but was about two weeks from qualifying for a new one. He sustained severe head injuries in June 2008 when the kit-built airplane he was piloting crashed at Ruckel Airport. The 2008 crash involved a different plane than that carrying him in the fatal crash. Marco, who was not the airplane's builder of the craft that crashed last month, had intended to fly it to the Yellow River Airstrip in Holt, but needed the other pilot to act as the pilot in command, according to the NTSB report. The FAA inspector told the NTSB that the mechanic who was going to conduct the condition inspection reported that Marco had not expressed any concerns about the craft's airworthiness. The FAA inspector also reported that Marco's wife was on her way to Holt to pick up the two men when her husband called her on a cell phone to advise that there was "too much military traffic in the area" and that they were going to return to Ruckel Airport. There were no witnesses to the ensuing crash, the NTSB report stated. Preliminary information didn't indicate which pilot was in which seat. It was not immediately clear whether the plane had dual controls. The plane crashed a little more than a half mile north of the Ruckel Airport. The craft was oriented on a heading of about 80 degrees when it hit treetops about 15 feet above the ground, leaving a two-foot section of the right wing in a tree. Sheriff's deputies found the wreckage ablaze. The bodies of both occupants were found about 60 feet in front of the main fuselage, according to the NTSB. The NTSB said the report contained preliminary information, and was subject to correction in a forthcoming final report. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-4 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 THEBAYBEACON THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHERDanielle Doussan, 34, Santa Rosa Beach, office manager Alexia Hinds, 16, Niceville, Niceville High School student I think the reaction to it has gotten out of hand. Why didn t the authorities just arrest Zimmerman as they would in any other case, and proceed with a trial? Any time a human being is shot it disgusts me. The fact that there has been no arrest really makes me angry. I have a Florida concealed weapons permit myself, and you have to use restraint in using a weapon unless it s really a matter of life or death. I would be more likely to use my weapon to defend someone else than myself. I think Zimmerman should have shown more restraint. I don t think it s right. Trayvon Martin wasn t doing anything wrong. I honestly think that poor family needs justice by now. He shouldn t have been shot. I think a Neighborhood Watch person should have just called the police and let them handle it.by Mike GriffithWhat do you think about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin?Shaquille Shipman, 19, Niceville, unemployed Location: Wal-Mart Wendy Fabozzi, Niceville, pharmacy technician Ann Wise, 21, Niceville, music student William Clements, 55, Niceville, engineerWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.First report released on fatal plane crashKit-built craft had turned back to Ruckel Airport when it hit treetops Beacon photo by Del Lessard Federal officials released a preliminary report on a small-plane crash in Niceville March 15 that killed the two men aboard. Please see SEWER, page A-5 For an application, call or go to: www.campvictoryal.org/Registration%20Form.pdfCAMP FEESFULL PRICE $210 Send in a $50 registration deposit and pay balance upon arrival. 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CALL JANE CALL Jane Rainwater: (850) 897-1101 1-888-390-4450 Whos Protecting Your Castle?729 2131 ArrestsNeal Edward Goodrich, unemployed, 24, of 362-B Lincoln Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police March 22 on charges of domestic violence battery and resisting arrest without violence. * Jessica Renee Jones, 31, of 601 Cinco Terrace Lane, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Valparaiso police April 1 on a charge of battery on a law enforcement officer. While being detained in a holding cell at the police station, Jones allegedly slipped off her handcuffs and began striking the cell bars and cell wall with a closed fist. When two officers entered the cell to re-cuff Jones she allegedly kneed one of the officers in the groin. She was subsequently restrained with leg restraints and handcuffs. * James Melvin Garner, a deck hand, 36, of 1026 Everglade Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 20 on misdemeanor worthless check charges, three counts. * Randall Keith Patrick, a landscaper, 33, of 1339 Treasure Cove, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 21 on a charge of failure to appear on an original misdemeanor charge. * James Tobias Smit, a roofer, 36, of 304 Reeves St., Lot B20, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 26 on a charge of failure to appear on an original charge of shoplifting. * Richard Scott Chancey, 46, of 211 Edrehi Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 27 on a charge of violation of probation on the original charge of grand theft from a person 65 or older. * A 14-year-old Niceville boy, a student, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 29 on a charge of battery, domestic violence. The boy allegedly sprayed his father in the mouth with bug spray subsequent to a verbal altercation over an iPod that had been taken away from the boy as punishment. * Wesley Loren Hughes, 38, of 346 Chicago Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies in Mary Esther, March 28, on a charge of loitering or prowling. * Cassandra Jean Novinski, 21, of 304 Reeves St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 23 on a charge of violation of probation on the original charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and offer to commit prostitution. * Aaron Deering Odle, unemployed, 25, of 282 Washington Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 30 on a charge of failure to appear on an original charge of shoplifting. * Kayla Mechelle Ailey, unemployed, 21, of 282 Washington Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police April 2 on charges of possession of controlled substance without prescription, two counts, and possession of drug paraphernalia, one count. Subsequent to a traffic stop for a seat belt violation Ailey, a passenger in the vehicle, allegedly consented to a search of her purse in which a methadone pill and an Alprazolam pill were located. * Bradley Grimland Wendt, a landscaper, 37, of 1 Stafford Circle, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police March 27 on charges of violation of a domestic violence injunction and knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. * Evin Farrel Pace, 27, who was listed with two addresses, 515 Nassau Drive, Niceville, and 823 Saint Pierre Cove, Niceville, and Michael J. Ryan, 46, of 107 Kelly Road, Niceville, were arrested by Niceville police, subsequent to a traffic stop, March 30, each charged with possession of controlled substance without a prescription. Pace allegedly had a container in his right front watch pocket containing Dilaudid and Oxycodone pills. He allegedly told police that there were more prescription pills in a cigarette pack in the center console belonging to Ryan, the passenger. Pace was also cited for violating the business-purposesonly restriction on his driver's license.DUI arrestsErin Colleen Ellis, 28, of 155 Gleneagles Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI, third violation in 10 years, on Highway 85, south of Highway 123, northbound on Highway 85, March 29 at 4:02 a.m. * Brandon Michael Grim, 24, of 310 St. Andrews Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI on Emerald Coast Parkway west of Trista Terrace Court, Destin, March 28 at 1:48 a.m. * Caitlyn Hueston Worthen, 22, of 142 Baywind Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at State Road 285 and College Boulevard, March 31 at 1:51 p.m. Worthen was also charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, and was cited for failure to signal during a lane change.TheftsA Valparaiso resident from the 300 block of Okaloosa Avenue reported that sometime March 26-27 unknown person(s) stole his son's BMX style bicycle from the front yard of the residence. The bike was valued at $120. * A Niceville resident from the 1600 block of Gum Creek Cove reported that sometime March 19-25 unknown person(s) stole his golf clubs from his parked vehicle while he was out of town. * A Niceville resident from the 1900 block of Palmetto Palm Circle reported that $250 in change was stolen from his vehicle sometime March 23-24. * A Niceville resident from the 1600 block of Date Palm Drive reported that at least $10 in change was stolen from her vehicle sometime March 22-23. * A Niceville resident from the 300 block of Evergreen Avenue reported that unknown person(s) stole a lawn spreader, three bicycles, two plastic storage bins of Christmas ornaments and a clear bin containing four Airsoft guns, two BB guns, three baseball gloves and three tennis rackets March 27. The victim was cleaning out the garage and left the items on the driveway for approximately an hour while he and a relative ate lunch at a local restaurant. * A Niceville resident from the 400 block of Kelly Road reported March 27 that a video game system and $22 in currency had been stolen. * A Niceville resident reported that unknown person(s) burglarized her vehicle and stole her purse, wallet and miscellaneous credit cards April 1 while the vehicle was parked at a local convenience store, 146 N. Palm Blvd. * A Valparaiso resident from the 200 block of Washington Avenue reported that unknown person(s) stole a prepaid cell phone valued at $90, prescription medication valued at $104, a $50 DVD player and a bag of miscellaneous clothing valued at $200, sometime March 30-31 while the victim was gone and the door to the residence was unsecured.Criminal MischiefVandal(s) broke a window on a county water and sewer sanitation lift station in the 1800 block of East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, sometime March 2326. Damage was estimated at more than $200.OtherWeston Anderson Payne, 19, of 8304 County Road 24, Fairhope, Ala., Taylor Ashton Fleming, 19, of 9720 Chariot Ave., Fairhope, Ala., and a 17year-old Alabama boy were issued criminal summons by Niceville police March 23, each charged with underage possession of alcohol. * Susan Rebecca Akers, 48, of 107 21st St., Niceville, was issued a criminal summons by sheriff's deputies March 25 on a charge of giving false information to a law enforcement officer. * On March 25, a motorcyclist on the Mid-Bay Bridge reported one of two "chopper" style bikes following him pulled alongside and tried to force him into the wall of the bridge at 7:30 p.m. The motorcyclist said he accelerated and passed a couple of cars while in the break-down lane, at speeds up to 80 mph, in an effort to get away from the suspect, who was following him. When the motorcyclist got to the toll booth at the north end of the bridge, the driver of the "chopper" got in front of him and knocked him off his motorcycle with a blow to the chest, while cursing and yelling about the motorcyclist "cutting him off." The "chopper" driver and his female passenger, plus the second "chopper" then left the scene, according to a witness. 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 April 1, 2012 through April 8, 2012. 1 Structure Fire25 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn2 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time Linden Avenue...................................Medical.......................04/01/12......................09:03 Elderberry Lane.................................Medical.......................04/01/12......................16:01 Mullet Creek Run...............................Medical.......................04/01/12......................17:44 SR 85 North.......................................Medical.......................04/01/12......................19:12 N. Palm Blvd......................................Medical.......................04/02/12......................13:35 S. Palm Blvd......................................Medical.......................04/02/12......................14:43 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Vehicle Crash............04/02/12......................15:49 W. John Sims Pkwy...........................Medical.......................04/03/12......................12:21 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical.......................04/03/12......................13:49 Honeysuckle Way..............................Medical.......................04/03/12......................19:20 Iowa Street.........................................Medical.......................04/04/12......................08:36 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Structure Fire.............04/04/12......................15:21 Azalea Drive.......................................Medical.......................04/04/12......................17:44 Yellow Pine Court..............................Medical.......................04/04/12......................18:18 Hart Street..........................................Alarm Activation.........04/04/12......................22:50 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical.......................04/05/12......................00:57 Linden Avenue...................................Medical.......................04/05/12......................12:14 E. College Blvd..................................Medical.......................04/05/12......................16:07 N. Partin Drive....................................Medical.......................04/05/12......................21:14 W. John Sims Pkwy...........................Medical.......................04/05/12......................22:30 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical.......................04/06/12......................14:19 23rd Street.........................................Medical.......................04/06/12......................14:29 Oak Avenue.......................................Medical.......................04/06/12......................19:01 Allen Street.........................................Medical.......................04/06/12......................19:40 N. Partin Drive....................................Medical.......................04/07/12......................01:56 Kendrick Lane....................................Medical.......................04/07/12......................14:35 Garden Lane......................................Medical.......................04/07/12......................19:14 Sparkleberry Cove.............................Smoke Scare.............04/08/12......................08:00 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Vehicle Crash............04/08/12......................11:58 Reeves Street....................................Medical.......................04/08/12......................1529 W. John Sims Pkwy...........................Vehicle Crash............04/08/12......................21:42 Weekly Safety Tip: Run cool water over a burn for 10 to 15 minutes, never apply ice. It is dangerous to put butter or any other grease on a burn, because it seals in the heat and can damage the tissue further, if the burned skin blisters or is charred see a doctor immediately. Please look at the Niceville Fire Department web page on Facebook.North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from April 2, 2012 through April 8, 2012. Street Situation Date Time SR 293 & Lancaster Drive........Motor vehicle accident.............04/02/12...............01:07 Lancaster Drive.........................Passenger vehicle fire..............04/02/12...............09:36 Merchants Way.........................Dispatched and canceled........04/02/12...............11:43 Merchants Way.........................Medical assist...........................04/04/12...............01:51 North White Point Road............Rescue, EMS incident..............04/04/12...............03:24 Sailboat Drive............................Bomb scare, no bomb..............04/04/12...............10:09 John Sims Parkway..................Dispatched and canceled........04/04/12...............15:22 Northridge Road........................EMS call....................................04/04/12...............22:16 23rd Street.................................EMS call....................................04/06/12...............14:33 North White Point Road............EMS call....................................04/06/12...............16:05 E. Hwy. 20 & Cypress St..........Rescue, EMS incident..............04/06/12...............18:40 Hagen Court..............................Assist invalid.............................04/07/12...............14:15 Cougar Circle.............................EMS call....................................04/08/12...............02:14 West Birkdale Circle..................EMS call....................................04/08/12...............14:55 White Point Road......................Dispatched and canceled........04/08/12...............20:03 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.$2.3 million offer from Okaloosa County to take over the county's 36.4 percent ownership of the regional sewer treatment facility. Niceville's sewage flow already exceeds its owned treatment capacity at NVOC several months out of the year. So far, the city has relied on unneeded capacity of its two partners to treat the growing wastewater flow. The city was expected to need a 1-million-gallon-per-day expansion at the plant to handle expected growth within the next few years. That expansion would have cost the city about $4.25 million, Stephens said. Under the county's offer, Niceville will gain the county's 1.22 million gallon treatment capacity for $2.3 million, he said, a bargain price for capacity expected to serve the city's growth needs for decades. In turn, county officials plan to divert their share of the sewage flow at the NVOC regional treatment utility and send it instead to the county's new Arbienne Pritchett treatment plant near Fort Walton Beach. The county currently treats sewage from unincorporated areas to the east of Rocky Bayou at the NVOC plant. To divert the county's sewage flow to Pritchett, it will have to build 10 miles of sewer main, from Niceville to the Fort Walton Beach area. The county will use the money it borrowed to pay for the NVOC upgrade to help pay the cost of constructing the pipeline and additional pump stations, according to Jeff Littrell, the county's water and sewer department chief. The pipeline could take one to three years to construct, he said. In the meantime, the county will continue to treat its sewage at the NVOC plant and pay the same rate as the two cities, he said. On March 13, the Niceville City Council approved the terms of the $2.3 million deal, while Okaloosa County commissioners gave their approval to the transfer on April 3. The county has asked the city of Valparaiso to also approve the transfer of ownership. The $2.3 million deal will be paid for out of Niceville's sewer extension fund reserves, officials said. The reserves are funded by money developers pay as sewer impact fees on new construction. An estimated $2.53 increase in Niceville customers monthly sewer bills will come as a result of Niceville buying the county's share of the NVOC treatment capacity, Stephens said. Niceville's current 43.6 percent ownership of the regional utility will increase to 80 percent when it takes over the county's share, meaning the city will be responsible for paying a much bigger share of day-to-day operations and maintenance costs. Stephens said Niceville sewer customers could expect to pay an additional $2.31 per month over the next two years because of the increased operations and maintenance costs, including higher chemical and electrical costs, associated with the $6.5 million upgrade to the regional sewer treatment plant. Currently Niceville's average water and sewer customer uses 7,000 gallons of water each month, according to City Clerk Dan Doucet. Niceville sewer customer currently pay $2.46 per thousand for sewer, or $17.22 per month. In addition, there is a flat rate sewer charge of $17.60 whether customers use any water, bringing the current total sewer charge to $34.82. Stephens said purchasing the county's sewer capacity means Niceville sewer customers can avoid an even bigger rate hike by 2018, the year Niceville would be forced to expand the regional sewer treatment plant by 1 million gallons if it didn't buy the county's sewer treatment capacity. SEWERFrom page A-4

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 199222-year-old's case. Niceville police reports gave the following account: A vehicle driven by Bailey, in which Mawhir and the 22-yearold were passengers, was pulled over by Niceville police after it was seen running three stop signs and making a right turn without using the turn signal. Police had received a report that the occupants had tried to sell narcotics in Niceville, and allegedly had intimidated an individual with the threat of a firearm. Because of the report, officers requested a safety patdown of each of the occupants. No guns or drugs were found on Bailey or the 22-yearold, but when police asked Mawhir to get out of the vehicle she told an officer she had a gun and a bag of narcotics hidden in her pants. Police recovered a semi-automatic handgun from Mawhir's person. There were live rounds in the magazine, but no bullet in the chamber. Police also recovered a bag containing an estimated 6.9 grams of crack cocaine and an estimated 6.9 grams of marijuana from Mawhir. Mawhir told police that Bailey put the bag of narcotics in her pants and threw the gun at her and told her to "handle it" when he realized a police patrol car was behind the vehicle. Niceville police estimated the street value of the marijuana at $33 per gram, or about $227, and the street value of the crack cocaine at $100 per gram, or about $690. As of Monday Mawhir and Bailey were being held at the Okaloosa County without bail. The defendants face a May 1 court appearance in connection with the charges. ARRESTSFrom page A-1Do You Know the 10 Warning signs of Alzheimer s disease? The Alzheimer s Association shares tips to help recognize the warning signs of Alzheimer s. 1. Memory changes that disrupt daily life. 2. Challenges in planning or solving problems. 3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks. 4.Confusion with time or place. 5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships. 6. New problems with words in speaking or writing. 7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps. 8. Decreased or poor judgment. 9. Withdrawal from work or social activities. 10. Changes in mood and personality. Superior Residences of Niceville is unique among assisted living communities in the Twin Cities area, because it specializes in memory care meeting the special needs of residents throughout the full cycle of Alzheimer s disease or other forms of dementia, from early memory loss through the final stages when constant, complete care is required. Licensed nurses are on duty 24 hours a day, providing medical care prescribed by each resident s own personal physician. Our philosophy is to Live the moment and Love the Moment of each resident s life. Our community is specially designed to meet the unique needs of our memory-care residents," says Shelley Normand, Executive Director. We use the latest knowledge and techniques to adapt to the complexities that occur with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. Even down to the design of the building, special attention has been given its physical layout, safety and decor. Of course, personal care assistance is available 24 hours a day. In addition to residential care, Superior Residences of Niceville offers respite care and day-stay hourly rates. These short-term care programs are designed to provide a much needed break for caregivers. Superior Residences of Niceville hosts two different Monthly Support Groups which are open to the public. On the second Tuesday of each month, there is a Spouses Support Group Meeting. On the last Thursday of each month, they host a Regular Memory Care Support Group Meeting. Please call us to get the times, locations and guest speaker information for our different meetings. It is important for those who have a loved one who is affected by Alzheimer s or dementia to get the help and support that groups like these offer, says Elizabeth Rambow, Director of Community Relations. Superior Residences of Niceville is also the host of Niceville s 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer s which will be on October 6, 2012.Advertising Feature The entrance to Superior Residences presents a modern, welcoming attitude.Superior ResidencesThe Areas Memory Care Specialists For more information, or to arrange a tour, contact Superior Residences of Niceville 2300 Partin Drive North, Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 897-2244 snormand@superioralf.com or superioralf.com/niceville.php. 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.comHOURS: 10:45 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 10:45 a.m. 9:30 Fri. 11:30 a.m. 9:30 Sat. 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Learn how a Veteran, Spouse of a Veteran, or a Surviving Spouse of a Veteran, could qualify to receive up to $24,238 per year for life, issued by a special government program designed for eligible Veterans to help pay for the cost of care. Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 6:00 PM RSVP Today at (800) 934-2140 Seating is limited. Refreshments will be served. Assisted Living 11712 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. Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician MEMBERSHIP DRIVE SPECIAL! Full Service Hair For Ladies &MenFull Service Hair For Ladies &Men Hair Styling Hi/Low Lites Shades Hair ColorPerms Pravana Perfection Smooth Out101 John Sims Pkwy. 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It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 11 colorful well-designed ads. Each week customers will tell you all about it. Call 678-1080 today! Let Kiwanis Raise Old Glory At Your House Or BusinessNiceville/ValparaisoKiwanis Club There are seven times a year when flying our flag is the perfect way to show your family or business patriotic spirit. Kiwanis can make it easy! For just $35 a year, we will install a permanent in-ground base for your flag. Then, just before LABOR DAY and9/11, VETERANS DAY, PRESIDENTS DAY, MEMORIAL DAY, FLAG DAY, INDEPENDENCE DAY and MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, we will install a 3x5 foot sewn flag (not printed) on a metal pole in front of your home or business. And take it down afterward. Kiwanis does it all, you do nothing but look proud! The modest $35 a year supports Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Clubs numerous childrens programs throughout our community. Times a wastin. Act now! 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By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer A Ruckel Middle School student, who recently won the Sodexo Future Chefs contest in Niceville, was surprised to learn that she is a regional winner of the contest. Larry Haile, local Sodexo general manager, gave seventhgrader Lauren Matthews the good news on April 4 at the school, surrounded by her parents John and Louisa, and principal Dr. Debra Goolsby. "I am very surprised," said Lauren, who was the only winner from Florida. Lauren's winning dish was a "Scrumptious Breakfast Frittata," complete with jalapenos, spinach, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms. Haile said judges rate the food on the basis of originality, ease of preparation, kid appeal, healthy attributes, and use of featured ingredients and presentation. This year's theme was breakfast foods. "The purpose of this contest is to educate students about nutrition," Haile said. As one of 30 regional winners, Lauren won a 3M Shoot & Share video camera and projector. Lauren also had a chance to become one of five national finalists, but did not make the cut. The five finalists will compete in the national competition in May, and will be required to shoot a video with the new camera for the judging panel at the Sodexo headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md. The video will include the winner preparing and talking about their winning recipe. "There were some really close battles in the scoring, and the judges were impressed with all of the entires," said Sodexo Director of Offer Development Brian Finn. "Unfortunately, at the end of the day, only five finalists could advance. In the coming weeks, we will review all 79 winning event recipes for consideration for use in the Promotion Series." Even though Lauren did not 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 , A A p p r r i i l l 1 1 1 1 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Beacon photos by Tess Hollis Teachers, parents and students from Rocky Bayou Christian School served the elderly in the Niceville-Valparaiso communities by participating in the school's annual Work-A-Thon on April 5. During the WorkA-Thon, students perform clean-up tasks for the elderly and families in need of assistance. Above left; from left, RBCS juniors Mariah Colvin and Peyton Preston hold a lawn bag for parent volunteer Curt Christianson at a house in Valparaiso. Above right; from left, RBCS third graders Anne Marie Mistretta, Payton Fowler and Miranda Hood take a break from bagging leaves at a house in Niceville. RBCS students participate in annual Work-A-ThonLauren Matthews, a seventhgrader at Ruckel Middle School, finds out from Larry Haile, local Sodexo general manager, that she won the Future Chefs regional contest for her "Scrumptious Breakfast Frittata." Beacon photo by Tess Hollis Victoria Marks, a junior at Niceville High School, won the Florida Christopher Columbus Essay Contest for the second year in a row, after winning the Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter competition. Victoria was honored at the March 2012 Florida State Society Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference in Orlando. Victoria's essay topic was "Christopher Columbus in his own time in history and today." *** Steven Foster of Niceville received his First Class Rank Award from Boy Scout Troop 157, Niceville, on April 2. John Snell is Foster's scoutmaster. *** The parishioners of Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church on Whitepoint Road donated more than 100 Easter baskets to Sharing & Caring, Niceville, which distributed the donations to clients the week before Easter. Each basket contained Easter Whos News Victoria Marks Steven Foster Please see WHO S, page B-2Ruckel student wins regional cooking contest Please see CONTEST, page B-2 The recipe for Lauren's awardwinning "Scrumptious Breakfast Frittata." Right, Lauren's presentation of the frittata dish during the Sodexo Future Chefs contest. CALL ME TODAY.Honesty. Respect. Professionalism. Courtesy. Frank Walker, Agent 1189 John Sims Parkway E Niceville, FL 32578 Bus: 850-678-7878 fwalkerins.com fwalkerins.com Bus: 850-678-7878 Niceville, FL 32578 1189 John Sims Parkway E Agent alker r, Frank W emotsu y cl m l at a er w I t o s h tI s d yawl l a l e I ru e sn b a u c o d y nA .sdee r n uo t y ee o mt t se y b m ,robhgie d n oo e a g kiL .ereh s tm i ra e F tatS. Y A AY DO E TL M LAC .sre o s d 31 1010 1 State Farm, Home Ofce, Bloomington, IL State Farm, Home Ofce, Bloomington, IL Recipe for Scrumptious Breakfast Frittata 1.Wash all vegetables, in a large deep frying pan turn on low heat. 2. Dice potatoes (skin on), add oil to pan and stir in potatoes, turn heat to medium. 3. Dice onion, green bell pepper and add to pan. Lightly chop and add rosemary. 4. Crush garlic, add to mixture. Test potatoes and adjust heat. Add salt and pepper. 5. Finely dice Serrano pepper, add to pan. Wash hands, DO NOT touch your face. 6.Slice mushrooms (thick), add to pan; add spinach, turn temperature to low and cover. 7. Break 8 eggs into large bowl and whisk, pour egg mixture into pan, mix lightly. 8. Leave on medium setting until cooked, turn broiler onto high temperature, when eggs have a very slight movement of top eggs, put under broiler. Remove from broiler. Preparation Method: Recipe Ingredients: eggs, 8 olive oil, 1 tbsp. milk, skimmed, 1/4 cup green bell pepper and Serrano pepper spinach, 8 oz. mushrooms, 8 potatoes, 3 medium sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup rosemary, 1 tsp. garlic, 1 clove crushed onion, 1 medium pinch of salt and pepper tomato (garnish) SHOWROOM FULLof thein EYEWEAR Want your glasses today? 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 THEBAYBEACONcandy, a toothbrush and toothpaste. The church members provided the basket fillings, with church members Tom Okuly, Paul Dooley, Rhonda Wercinski, Ashleigh Ebner and Kayla Ebner lending assistance in basket preparation. Also assisting were Ruthie Reynoso and Maria Lewis, of Holy Name of Jesus Christ Catholic Church, Niceville; Gary and Gloria Witkos of St. Judes Episcopal Church, Niceville; and Lisa Gamon of Niceville United Methodist Church. The purpose of Sharing & Caring is to meet emergency needs of families in the Niceville and Valparaiso area. WHOSFrom page B-1make it to the national competition, she has more than proven herself. At the young age of 12, Lauren said she already plants to make a career out of her love for cooking. "I've been cooking for a really long time," she said. She added that her passion for cooking came from her mother, who taught culinary arts in England. Lauren also learned on April 4 that her recipe will be used to make breakfast one morning at Ruckel. "That's so cool," she said of the news. The competitors in the local contest were selected from recipes submitted to Sodexo. This year, more than 50 local students applied, and 11 were chosen to compete. Nationally, about 600 students entered the contest. "Ruckel students are multidimensional and have traditionally shown excellence in academic, athletics and the arts," Goolsby said. "...Now, Im so proud to say that Lauren Matthews has championed yet a new area of excellence; culinary." Haile said only middle schools competed in the contest, but Sodexo hopes to expand to include elementary schools next year. CONTESTFrom page B-1 Courtesy photoMilitary members support Children in CrisisVolunteers from Hurlburt Field Detachment 3, 342nd Training Squadron of the Tactical Airlift Control Party (TACP), assisted Ken Hair, Niceville, president/CEO of Children in Crisis, in the sixth annual CIC Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament raised more than $40,000 in funds. Courtesy photo Members of one of Niceville High School's choral ensembles prepares for their assessment on March 29 at the Music Performance Assessment Concerts.NHS choirs receive Superior ratings at festivalSpecial to the Beacon The Florida Vocal Associations District 1 (Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties) Choral Music Performance Assessment Concerts were held March 29 and 30 at the First Baptist Church of Niceville. More than 40 middle school and high school choruses sang during the two-day evaluation. Niceville High School entered six choruses in the noncompetitive assessment, an annual festival designed to evaluate secondary level choruses by certified adjudicators. Three womens choruses performed: Kantorai (freshmen), Bel Canto (sophomores), and Select Women (juniors and seniors). In addition, Camerata (men), Niceville Singers and Chamber Singers (auditionbased mixed chorus selected from all grades). Ratings are awarded along with written commentary that details the strengths and weakness of each choruses from three judges. Also included in the adjudication is sight-reading. The sight-reading judge scores each chorus as they read a rhythmic and harmonic exercise that they have never seen before. The assessment is often referred to as the chorus FCAT. The highest rating is Superior, a performance with few faults and considered an example of the top tier of presentation. Other ratings include Excellent, Good, Fair and Poor. Overall final scores are obtained by averaging all four of the judges final rating. All six choirs from Niceville High School received Superior ratings from all judges for the performance of their prepared selections, as well as in sight-reading. This spring marks the 21st consecutive year that each chorus from the Niceville Choral Music Department has earned overall Superior ratings at the District 1 Music Performance Assessment The choral music program at Niceville High School has 160 singers and is a part of the music department that includes the Niceville bands. The combined number of musicians receiving instruction at Niceville High School is nearly 500, one of the largest and most recognized music programs in Florida.RMS seventh-graders win reef naming contestStudents from Carol Szklarski's seventh grade advanced life sciences class at Ruckel Middle School recently won a reef naming contest sponsored by the Okaloosa County Public Works Department. Scott Henson, environmental regulation manager and artificial reef program manager for the county, presented the class on April 3 with a plaque and certificates. The name of the artificial reef, the idea of student Desiree Manard, will be "ALE Reef," which stands for Aquatic Life Eco-System. The plaque will be attached to the reef, which will be deployed into the Gulf of Mexico this summer. The artificial reefs, Henson said, attract fish and create a marine life habitat, in an otherwise "desert" that is the Gulf of Mexico. Fishermen are also made aware of the reefs, therefore it is easier to locate large schools of fish. The reefs are made from materials such as concrete and metal, and are sometimes old ships that are deployed to the bottom of the Gulf. Because of the migratory patterns of Gulf Sturgeon, fish that move from rivers to the Gulf, reefs are placed at least a mile off shore. Henson said reefs are often monitored by divers to clear old fishing lines, and also ensure there is no pollution surrounding the reefs. "Thirty years might go by, and one day you may be diving off the coast and see the plaque attached to your reef," Henson told the class. "It may not mean a lot to you now, but one day it will." Henson said it's important to raise awareness about reef projects, because it benefits everyone in the community. "We want to make sure that students area aware of these programs, and know they are out there," he said. "We try to do as much public outreach as possible." Henson added that the county plans to hold another reef naming contest next year, but he wants to make it more challenging. "We might have them write an essay next year, or do something a little bit harder," he said. "We want them to do something that connects the students to the reef." Szklarski said programs such as the reef naming contest are important because it gets students excited about science at a young age. "They're our future scientists," she said. "I hope they will carry this through their adulthood, and it will eventually effect their career paths." Students from Carol Szklarski's seventh grade advanced life sciences class display their certificates after winning the Okaloosa County reef naming contest. The name, "ALE Reef," was student Desiree Manard's idea. Beacon photo by Tess Hollis Sharing & Caring SPONSORED BY WALTON COUNTY DISTRICT 4 COMMISSIONER SARA COMANDER AND WALTON COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS Dumpsters provided for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances, and other miscellaneous items. A crew and equipment to off-load heavy items will be available. Recycling trailers will also be available for newsprint, glass, and aluminum. DO NOT BRING: POISONS, PESTICIDES, PAINTS, THINNERS, GASOLINE, AND OTHER FLAMMABLES. 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Peacock-GriswoldRobin and Kathy Peacock of Niceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth, to Andrew Wood Griswold, son of Matthew and Tweedie Griswold of Roswell, Ga. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Niceville High School and Auburn University, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. She is currently employed as a Technical Recruiter with Veredus Corporation in Atlanta, Ga. The prospective groom is a graduate of Roswell High School and the University of Tennessee, where he received a bachelor of science degree in history. He is currently employed as a Lead Recruiter with Prestige Staffing in Atlanta, Ga. The wedding will take place June 2, 2012, at The Chapel at Crosspoint, Santa Rosa Beach. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Bluewater students raise funds for Relay for LifeBluewater Elementary fourth graders Cole Pearson and Emmaline Moye spent part of their spring break raising money for the American Cancer Society. Their frozen lemonade stand raised $65 in less than three hours. They donated the money to their school's Relay for Life team. Relay for Life will be May 4 and 5, at Niceville High School. Courtesy photoNiceville twirlers win at state competitionThree of Nicevilles Twinkling Twirlers competed and won at the National Baton Twirler's Association Florida State Solo Baton Twirling Championship. The competition was held in Winter Haven on March 31. Jessica Warsheski (ninth grade Niceville High School) earned first place in the State Novice 13-15 solo category, and won the overall Twirl Off for the novice category. Kylee Saltsman (first grade Plew Elementary) earned several first place awards including State Novice 0-6 Solo, Open Solo, Marching, Modeling and the overall Novice 0-6 Basic Skills title. Lexi Kirkpatrick (seventh grade Rocky Bayou Christian School) earned second place in Novice 10-12 State Strut Queen. All three of these girls, in addition to nine other Twinkling Twirlers are now preparing for the Miss Majorette of Florida competition on April 28 in Orlando. The Twinkling Twirlers are coached by Amanda Saltsman at Niceville United Methodist Church. Three of the Twinkling Twirlers who won at the Florida Solo Baton Twirling Championship. From left: Jessica Warsheski, Kylee Saltsman, Lexi Kirkpatrick. Courtesy photo Courtesy photoSenior Center holds St. Patrick's partyThe Valparaiso Senior Center held a St. Patrick's Day party on March 16. A going away party was also held for Mary Russel, of Glenview Avenue, who is going to visit her other children in Las Vegas and California. Mary was the Wii bowling tournament winner for the week, and was presented a regulation bowling pin, which was signed by all members present. Tom Jackley, site manager, right, presented the pin to Mary. If you are 60 or older, and are looking for some fun, entertainment and daily lunches, please call the office for more information at 833-9291. EngagementE-mail items to info@baybeacon.com. Andrew Griswold and Erin Peacock Niceville High School testing scheduleThe following is the testing schedule for Niceville High School: April 16: ROTC ASVAB Test, 11th and 12th grades April 16-19: FCAT 2.0 Reading, 9th and 10th grades April 23-27: U.S. History Field Test EOC April 30-May 4: Geometry EOC May 7-11: Biology EOC May 14-18: Algebra I EOCSenior Exams:May 21: 1st Period, 7-8:45 a.m.; 2nd Period, noon-1:45 p.m. May 22: 3rd Period, 7-8:45 a.m.; 4th Period, noon-1:45 p.m. May 23: 5th Period, 7-8:45 a.m.; 6th Period, noon-1:45 p.m. May 24: 7th Period, 7-8:45 a.m.Grades 9-11 Exams:May 29: 1st Period, 7-8:40 a.m.; 2nd Period, 9:50-11:30 a.m. May 30: 3rd Period, 7-8:40 a.m.; 4th Period, 9:50-11:30 a.m. May 31: 5th Period, 7-8:40 a.m.; 6th Period, 9:50-11:30 a.m. June 1: Last day of school, school begins at 7 a.m.; 7th Period exam 7:45-9:25 a.m. Niceville High School has been placed in the top 10 percent of all high schools in Florida in the 2011 ranking of Florida schools by the Florida Department of Education. 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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. Nicotine Anonymous Want to quit smoking? If you have a desire to stop using nicotine, or stay stopped, join Nicotine Anonymous on Thursdays at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1800 John Sims Parkway. Info: Gwynn or Andy, 8974721, or show up to the meetings. Ministry banquet Tickets can now be purchased for the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry Annual Banquet on April 19, at 6 p.m., at Niceville United Methodist Church Community Life Center. The banquet is a fundraiser that supports the ministry of the chaplain at the Okaloosa County Jail. There will be testimonies from former inmates, as well as an update from Chaplain John Lennon. For tickets and information on sponsoring a table, contact Chuck Turk at 6785827. Horse meet and greet The Okaloosa County 4H Horse Advisory Committee is accepting registrations until April 20, for a "Horsey Meet and Greet" at Camp Timpoochee. The clinic is designed for kids who want to learn more about horses, but don't have a horse. This is a hands-on introduction to horses, their care, grooming and what it takes to own or lease a horse. The clinic will be May 5, from 9 a.m.-noon. The event is open to children ages 8-12, for $25 ($15/subsequent child in same family). Participants will need a helmet and shoes/boots with a heel, no sneakers. Info: Susan Simmers, 4hhorseadvisory@gmail.com. Space is limited to the first 15 applicants. Senior activities The Walton-Okaloosa County Council on Aging Senior Programs will offer the following for people 60 and older at Valparaiso Senior Center, 268 Glenview Ave., 833-9291. April 11, bingo, 9:30 a.m.; April 12, Wii bowling, 9:30 a.m.; April 13, bingo, 9:30 a.m.; April 16, dominoes and socializing; April 17, bingo, 9:30 a.m. Mystery book group The Mystery Lovers book discussion group at the Valparaiso Community Library will meet on April 12, at 10:30 a.m. The library is encouraging new readers from around Okaloosa County and visitors to the area to join the discussion, with Jill White moderating. "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt will be the featured book. Info: 7295406. Reading the book is not mandatory for first-time visitors. DAR meeting The Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet April 12, at 10 a.m., at St. Simons on the Sound Episcopal Church, Fort Walton Beach. The Chapter will celebrate its 45th anniversary. State Recording Secretary Cheryl Field will be in attendance for the installation of officers, and a potluck will follow. Open to all women who are lineally descended from a Revolutionary War Patriot. Info: 796-0783. Twin Cities Seniors Twin Cities Senior Citizens will meet April 12, at 1 p.m., at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. Ages 50 and older welcome, and an entree will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share. There will be an Easter hat parade with prizes. Info: 678-4346. Leadership seminar The Costa Leadership Institute at Northwest Florida State College will host a Servant Leadership seminar on April 12, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Niceville campus. Registration will be accepted until the session date, space permitting. Info: 729-6880, or nwfsc.edu/LI. The course will cover the servant leadership style that has been practiced across the globe in many successful companies. Cost: $105. Garden club meeting The Bluewater Bay Garden Club will meet on April 12, at 9:30 a.m., at the clubhouse on Bluewater Bay Boulevard. Larry Williams will be there, and members will have a plant sharing. Visitors and new memebers are welcome. Info: bluewaterbaygardenclub.com. Fort Walton Beach Aglow The Fort Walton Beach Aglow will be April 12, at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. The speaker will be Janice Morrisette from Mobile, Ala. Coffee and fellowship will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting will start at 10 a.m. Info: Barbara Williams, 678-1335, or fwbaglow@yahoo.com. Junior Essentials Night The transition for juniors becoming seniors can be overwhelming. In an effort to make this transition smooth, Niceville High School will offer its annual Junior Essentials Night on April 12, at 6 p.m., in the NHS Auditorium. This is a night for all juniors and their parents to learn the essentials to be better prepared for the post-secondary process. Topics covered include: Senior resume, senior newsletter, ACT/SAT/CPT testing, college entrance requirements, applying to college, financial aid and Florida Bright Futures scholarships. RBCS choirs concert Rocky Bayou Christian School will hold its choirs concert on Apirl 13, at 7 p.m., at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Performing will be the Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and the Chorale. Audubon annual retreat The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will hold its annual retreat April 13-14, at the Shell Island Fish Camp near St. Marks. For reservations, contact Shell Island Fish Camp at 925-6226. Info: Margaret Benner, 678-6665. NHS Jazz Band dinner The NHS Jazz Band dinner and silent auction will be April 14, at 6 p.m., at the Community Life Center at Niceville UMC. The cost is $35 per plate, or $325 for a premier reserved table for eight. Menu, by Chef Meghan Gordon, includes chicken san marino, roasted potatoes, a salad, vegetable medley, a roll and orange dream or chocolate cake. No special requests, please. For tickets, contact Carol Sarnosky at csarnosky@yahoo.com, or 897-0990. Genealogical meeting The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will meet on April 14, at 10 a.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Drive, Valparaiso. The program will be a members' "Show n' Tell." Anyone in the community who is interested in family history is invited to join the group. An optional Dutch treat lunch at a local restaurant will follow the meeting. Info: 678-2023. 'Pick Your Poison' The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club will hold a "Pick Your Poison" Regatta on April 14. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Skippers' meeting at 11 a.m., and the start at noon. Entry fee is $25, with a $5 credit to U.S. Sailing members, or members of a GYA club. All entrants should have a valid PHRF or X-PHRF certificate. Boats without a valid certificate will be assigned the lowest GYA or national rating for that boat, minus 6 seconds. The regatta headquarters will be at the Bluewater Bay Marina, and the racing area will be located on Choctawhatchee Bay. Info: Denis Duhaime, 855-3285, or dduhaime@gmail.com. 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: $20 late entry/race day, $10 kids' fun run. Online registration: active.com. Info: schumann.lori@gmail.com. YMCA yard sale The Niceville YMCA will hold a yard sale on April 14, from 8 a.m.noon, to benefit the YMCA. Bring donations to the Niceville YMCA, 1031 E. John Sims Parkway, or visit the yard sale on April 14. Info: 8979622. Birds of Prey Lisa Miller will present her Birds of Prey at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, 4956 State Highway 20 East, Freeport, on April 14, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Lisa is the Center's Birds of Prey Rehabilitator. Standard admission rates apply. Info: eowilsoncenter.org. Relay for Life fundraiser Enjoy lunch or dinner at Cafe Bienville, Niceville, on April 14, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and 10 percent of all proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. Info: 678-2233. Scout-O-Rama The Choctaw District of the Gulf Coast Council, Boy Scouts of America, will hold its annual ScoutO-Rama on April 14, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Uptown Station, Fort Walton Beach. This event is open to all and admission is free. There will be free games, demonstrations, crafts and community information booths. Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops and Venture crews will have activities to challenge participants' skills. Inflatable attractions will be available for children to enjoy at a cost of $10 per person, or $25 for the family. Relay for Life yard sale Relay For Life teams will join forces in their annual community yard sale April 14, at Niceville Church of Christ across from the High School, from 7 a.m.-noon. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Info: Amy Moye, 974-2564, or moyeac@aol.com. Texas Hold 'Em The Twin Cities Elks Lodge #2747 will hold a No Limit Texas Hold 'Em With the Elks, benefiting Florida State Elks Youth Camp and Florida Elks Children's Therapy Services. The tournament will be April 14, at 224 Seminole Ave., Valparaiso. Registration will begin at 4 p.m., cards fly at 5 p.m. There will be a no-cost buffet, but there is a $20 suggested donation to play in the tournament. Receive an extra $1,000 in chips for an additional $20. Info: Patti McAndrews, 9740843. RBCS bands concert Rocky Bayou Christian School will hold its spring bands concert on April 14, at 6:30 p.m., at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church. Admission is fress, and the public is invited. Performing will be the Symphonic Band, the Jazz Band, the Concert Band, the Beginning Band and select ensembles. Gospel concert Libby and Friends Gospel Concert Ministry will present The Master's Men Quartet of Milton on April 14, at 6 p.m., at Central Baptist Church, 951 S. Ferndon Blvd., Crestview. A love offering will be received. Info: LibbyAndFriendsGospelConcerts.co m, or Libby White, 496-7106. Nine-mile hike Join the Florida Trail Association for a nine-mile hike on April 14 near Freeport, beginning at 8 a.m. Info: 683-0803, or choctaw.floridatrail.org. Choral ensembles concert The Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale and Bell Voci, two choral ensembles that represent Northwest Florida State Colle ge, will present a free concert, Choral Expressions of Praise, Poetry and Piety: the music of Hummel, Brahmns and Liszt, on April 14, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Niceville. Bonita Clark will be the guest organist. The concert is free, but donations to further the choral program at the college will be accepted. Info: Lois Van Dam, vandaml@nwfsc.edu. 'Flutes Furioso' to perform The ensemble "Flutes Furioso" of Northwest Florida State College will perform on April 14, at noon, at the Tyler Recital Hall in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the colleges Niceville campus, and again on April 15, at 2:30 p.m., in the atrium of Westwood Retirement Resort at 1001 Mar Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach. Both concerts are free and open to the public. Info: Robin Horne, 243-2609, or NWFSC Fine Arts, 729-5382. Navigation class The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 1-4 Destin will conduct a navigation/how to read a nautical chart class on April 18, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Bass Pro Shop in Destin. This course will provide the navigator with the knowledge to interpret the chart's contents to navigate safely to the destination and return to port. Cost: $25 per person, and includes a text book and training chart. Pre-registration is requested by April 15. Info: flotilla14.org. To register contact John Ryan at ryanjohnj@hotmail.com, or 623-9808782. 10th church anniversary Pastors Walter and Barbara Williams, and the members of All God's Children and the Living Word Worship Center invites the public to the 10th church anniversary celebration on April 15, at 3 p.m., at 40 S. John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso. The special guest will be Pastor W. Earl Williams and the New Hope Church of Laurel Hill. Dinner will be served prior to the service. Info: 6787632. Tax Day Rally The fourth annual Tea Party Tax Day Rally, hosted by the NicevilleValparaiso Tea Party, will be April 15, from 12:30-3:30 p.m., at Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive. Booths will open at 12:30 p.m., and the program will be from 1-3:30 p.m., rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs. Vendors will be available with food for sale. Visors, books, T-shirts, buttons and U.S. Constitutions will be available for a donation. Info: Joseph Pascarella, 729-2873, or info@emeraldcoastpatriots.org. Yard sale extravaganza Saint Paul Lutheran Church will accept donations for its Annual Yard Sale Extravaganza April 15-April 19, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The church will accept anything in usable condition for the sale including: furniture, toys, household items, books, clothing, accessories, electronics and yard tools. The yard sale will be April 21, from 7 a.m.noon, in the church parking lot, 1407 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used for a Lutheran Scholarship fund, and various other charitable purposes. Info, or for large item pickups, call the church office at 678-1298. Square dancing Grab a partner and head on over for an introduction to Square Dancing. There will be a free open house on April 16, at 6 p.m., 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: 678-4515. Management seminar The Costa Leadership Institute at Northwest Florida State College will host a "Getting the Best Out of Your People" seminar on April 17, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Niceville campus. Registration will be accepted until the session date, space permitting. Info: 729-6880, or nwfsc.edu/LI. The one-day seminar will cover managing and motivating people successfully to close the gaps between your team's current outcomes and your desired results. Cost: $105. Holocaust Remembrance The Niceville Library, in partnership with the Florida Humanities Council, will sponsor a program of Remembrance for the National Days of Holocaust. The program will be April 17, from 6:30-8 p.m., in the Niceville Community Center. The guest speaker will be Pam Smith, who will provide information on the Holocaust Remembrance. Also, Okaloosa County Sheriff Inspector George Collins will address the issue of human trafficking in Okaloosa County. This event is free and open to the public. Info: Pam Smith, pamsmith2@cox.net, or 678-5484. Relay for Life meeting Team captains, volunteers, cancer survivors, and potential sponsors are all invited to attend the last Relay for Life team meeting on April 17, from 6-7 p.m., at Niceville Church of Christ. This will be the last team meeting before the event on May 4. Info: Shelly Nightengale, 244-3813, ext. 3556, or Shelly.Nightengale@cancer.org. Saltwater Seminar This month's Emerald Coast Saltwater Seminar Series will be April 18, at 7 p.m., at North Light Marina, Niceville. The seminar will focus on tips and techniques to help catch more king mackerel, as well as proven ways to target bigger fish. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and there will be free raffles. The seminar is open to everyone. Info: saltwater-events.com, or Joe Z., 516-0709. Volunteer Day Northwest Florida State College's PRIME Time program will host Volunteer Day on April 18, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Student Services Center, rooms 132-133, on the college's Niceville campus. Local representatives from a large variety of agencies will be on hand to answer questions about volunteering for their program, or volunteering in the local area. Info: Laura Schultze, 729-6084. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY 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 NWFSC presents 'Women on Wellness' on FridayA "Women on Wellness" one-day symposium will be held April 13, from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Northwest Florida State College's Costa Leadership Institute, Niceville. This educational conference will help women achieve balance and success in life, work and health. The keynote speaker will be Hannah Curlee, "The Biggest Loser" Season 11 runner-up. For information, or to register, visit WomenOnWellness.org, or call 729-6880. 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 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 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 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. NWFSC Chorale Saturday, April 14 7:30 p.m.ENROLL YOUR CHILD TODAY! A Florida VPK provider.CO1OK0064

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON First Florida Bank is seeking full-time Financial Service Representatives with at least 2 years experience. Preference will be given to candidates with prior knowledge of teller duties/operations to include the following: processing deposits and funds, daily balancing, and crossselling bank products and services. Please fax resumes to Jennifer Dugan at 850-6545098 or visit our website at www.FirstFLBank.com Trucking company based in NW Indiana is looking for OTROwner/OperatorsSingles and Teams PAID on all dispatched miles...This is Year Round Work...Not seasonal...Must have clean MVR, valid Class A CDL, Pass all DOT requirements, 2 years min. exp. Pass PreEmployment drug screen and Background check-No Felonies. For more information and application, please call MonFri, 8a.m-4p.m. only. 219-866-0428. Newspaper Graphic Artist Part-time Beacon Newspapers, publisher of The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot, and The Green Beret, seeks a parttime 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. Newspaper Ad Sales The Beacon Newspapers (The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot, and The Green Beret) has an opening for a career-minded, full-time person to sell newspaper advertising outside the office. Calling on new customers and collecting also required. Candidates should be upbeat, energetic, organized, self-starting and detail-oriented. Salary plus commission. Benefits include IRA plan and paid vacation. Candidates must be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. We will train the right person. Reply with cover letter and resume, or apply in person at the Beacon, 1181 John Sims Parkway (Parkway East Shopping Center), Niceville, FL 32578. Looking for a job? Check the Beacon Classified section every Wednesday. Reception/Mailroom Full-time Beacon Newspapers (The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot, The Green Beret) has an opening for a full-time 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 word-processing, 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 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. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTS Page B-6 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 11U Mustangs sweep Kentucky visitorsThe 11U Niceville Florida Mustangs and Campbellsville, Ky., Eagles stood for a group picture after Niceville won a doubleheader at Rarick Little League Field on Sunday, April 1, 5-2 and 5-0. The Mustangs are in purple jerseys with gold tops. After the games, the teams shared a barbecue cookout. This was one of several Kentucky baseball teams that came down to play during their spring break week. The Emerald Coast has been a popular destination for numerous Kentucky baseball teams for more than 10 years. Lifter seeks state titleAdam Downing, a senior at Rocky Bayou Christian School, earned first place in the 183-pound class at the sectional meet Monday, April 2, at Arnold High School in Panama City. He will compete in the State Championship Weight Meet on April 20 in Kissimmee.Bluewater golfers take state championshipBluewater Bay Resort went wire-to-wire to win the 2012 Mens Interclub Team Championship at Grand Cypress Golf Club & Walt Disneys Lake Buena Vista Course in Orlando, March 31-April 1. After six weeks of matches and two rounds of playoffs, Bluewater Bay Resort beat out seven other regional champions to be crowned the Mens Interclub State Champions. Bluewater earned 202 points in the first round to take a 12-point lead heading into the final round. In the final round, Bluewater Bay was led by Rolf Klam and his 41 stabelford points, to help his team finish with 217 points on the day, and a tournament total of 419 points to capture the title by three points. This is Bluewater Bays second Mens Interclub Championship title after claiming the inaugural championship. The Palencia Club finished in second place with 416 points, while defending champion Wentworth Golf Club and The Evergreen Club finished tied for third place with 395 points. After two rounds, Bluewater won the Panhandle Region, Lake Ashton Golf Club, Lake Wales, won the Central Region, the Palencia Club, Saint Augustine, won the Northeast Region, Golden Hills Golf & Turf Club, Ocala, won the Greater Ocala Region, the Evergreen Club, Palm City, won Southeast Region, Forest Glen Golf and Country Club, Naples, won the Naples Region, Wentworth Golf Club, Tarpon Springs, won the Tampa Bay Region, and Pelican Sound Golf & River Club, Estero, won the Suncoast Region. The Mens Interclub Team Matches began in January and included six weeks of home and away matches, followed by regional playoffs and a state championship match at Grand Cypress Golf Club and Walt Disneys Lake Buena Vista Course.Rain halts Ram-Marlin tennis boutHatten Huff prepares to return a volley during Thursday s tennis match with Destin at Bluewater Bay Tennis Center. She dropped her match, 6-5. The boys were tied, 2-2, and the girls led, 2-1, before rain halted the matchup. The contest will resume on a date to be determined. Beacon photo by Jeff GammonsKnights fall to PonceRocky Bayou Christian School freshman Josh Preston delivers a pitch during Thursday s home baseball game against Ponce de Leon. The Knights couldn t keep the visitors down, though, losing the game, 17-2. Beacon photo by Jeff Gammons Insurance agent provides rings for golf champsMembers of the Niceville High School golf team, which won the Florida high School Athletic Association Class 2A state championship during this school year, received their championship rings last week during an NHS softball game. State Farm Insurance agent Frank Walker provided the rings, which cost roughly $1,000. The Eagle golf championship was their first since 1960. 850-863-2153Fort Walton Destin NicevilleComprehensive Orthopaedic Care 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 TherapyJohn C. 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By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer For one Tallahassee judge who graduated from Niceville High School, her interest in law and politics started as a girl of 10 during Ronald Reagan's first presidential campaign. That same interest drove her to obtain a law degree and earn her current title as a judge on Florida's First District Court of Appeal. Lori Rowe, 41, became one of Florida's youngest appealscourt judges in 2009. Rowe spent most of her childhood in Florida, attended Ruckel Middle School and graduated from Niceville High School in 1988. Rowe's father was in the military. "I was first interested in law in 1980, when Reagan was president," said Rowe, who says she has always been motivated by public service. "I was a great admirer of his, and that's what sparked my interest in politics and government when I was about 10 years old." Rowe, who is married with two children, became involved with the Youth in Government program sponsored by Niceville High School and the YMCA, which allowed her to participate in a mock legislative session in Tallahassee. Not long after that, Rowe completed an externship with Shalimar law firm, Cotton, Wesley, Poche and Gates. "That confirmed that I wanted to practice law," she said. "Having the understanding of the impact lawyers have on the legislative process, and the impact of judges in the interpretation of the law, set me on myBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Three people were arrested by Niceville police on drug and gun charges following a traffic stop on Marc Smith Boulevard. Police seized a loaded pistol, cocaine and marijuana. Angela Sue Mawhir, 38, of 908 47th St., Niceville, and Joshua Kim Bailey, 30, of 308 SW Miracle Strip Parkway, #10C, Fort Walton Beach were arrested by Niceville police March 31, each charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a concealed firearm without a permit and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. In addition, Bailey was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. A 22-year-old Fort Walton Beach man was also arrested, but later released without bail from Okaloosa County Jail because of a judge's finding of "no probable cause," according to jail officials. An assistant state attorney said Monday that his office was evaluating whether to press charges in the By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Niceville sewer customers may see their monthly bills jump by $4.84 a month or more over the next two years. The increase would raise the monthly cost to the average Niceville sewer customer to about $39.66, or some $476 a year, 13.9 percent higher than today. Earlier projections called for increases of about 3 percent a year due to other factors, but the city now expects capital costs to soar because of its share of a $6.5 million sewerplant upgrade, and the city's planned $2.3 million buyout of Okaloosa County's share of the regional sewer plant. The projected rate hikes would be higher for customers living outside the city limits. They pay the city an additional 10 percent "administrative fee" on their sewer bills. Officials indicated that the increase, which is subject to approval by the Niceville City Council, would be phased in over two years. The projected rate hikes will be needed to pay for increased operations and maintenance costs of an upgrade at the Niceville, Valparaiso, Okaloosa County (NVOC) RegionalBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent No decision was reached during a closed arbitration hearing Friday, originally intended to resolve a pay dispute between the Okaloosa School District and the Okaloosa County Education Association (OCEA), the union that represents most local public school teachers. A key issue discussed at the hearing, which was closed to the press at the insistence of the union, is whether the proceedings were a suitable forum to resolve the OCEA's bid to overturn a Jan. 4 school board decision rejecting the traditional annual teacher "step" pay increases of 3 percent this year. The union had 15 days to appeal the decision, but failed to do so within the allotted time, according to district officials. The union's president, howT 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¢12 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts Please see ARRESTS, page A-6 Please see JUDGE, page A-3 Please see TEACHERS, page A-2 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Friday, 7 p.m. Rocky Bayou Christian School will hold its choirs concert at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church. Admission is free and the public is invited. Performing will be the Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and the Chorale. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon The Niceville YMCA will hold a benefit yard sale at the YMCA, 1031 E. John Sims Parkway. Info: 8979622. Saturday, 6 p.m. The Niceville High School Jazz Band dinner and silent auction will be at the Community Life Center at Niceville United Methodist Church. The cost is $35 per plate, or $325 for a premier reserved table for eight. For tickets, contact csarnosky@yahoo.com.Sunday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. The fourth annual Tea Party Tax Day Rally hosted by the Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party will be held at Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive. Booths will open at 12:30 p.m., and the program will be from 13:30 p.m. Info: 7292873, or info@emeraldcoastpatriots.org. Calendar, B-4 COMING UP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Niceville grad thrives as appeals-court judgeNiceville sees more sewer fee hikesRising costs fueled by buyout, plant upgrade A hearing on an Okaloosa County School Board teacherpay freeze was closed to the press and public Friday. Far left, a sign posted on the hearing-room door at school board headquarters, Fort Walton Beach. No results were announced. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Helping handsStudents from Lesley Vance's third grade class at Rocky Bayou Christian School participated in the school's annual Work-a-Thon Thursday by cleaning up a yard at a house on Niceville Avenue. During the Work-aThon, students performed clean-up tasks for the elderly and families in need of assistance. This year, 677 RBCS students, kindergarten through 12th grade, participated in the event at various places in the area. Bagging leaves, from left: Jonah Horton, Jamil Bowles, Jacob Rice and Tyler Filewich. More photos, Page B-1. Beacon photo by Tess Hollis $20.65 $22.35 $23.70 $25.40 $26.25 $27.85 $28.60 $30.05 $31.55 $33.42 $34.82 $39.66 20022003200420052006 20072008 2009 2010 20112012 2014* $0 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50Monthly bill, sewer only, typcial customer *2014 level projected Source: City of Niceville Higher bills in the offing Monthly sewer bill, typical customer, City of Niceville, by year (not counting water bill) Cops seize drugs, pistol in 3 arrests Lori RoweTeachers, schools continue pay wrangleIn closed hearing, district argues that union ineligible to appeal step denial Please see FEE HIKES, page A-4

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Although the hearing, held at the Okaloosa County School Board chamber in Fort Walton Beach, had previously been announced as open to the public by district Personnel Director Mike Foxworthy, OCEA Executive Director Greg Butler told a Beacon reporter who came to cover the hearing that it would be closed to the press and public. Barney O. Spurlock Jr., the state-certified arbitrator presiding over the hearing, said that either party to the dispute could ask that the hearing be closed to the press and public, and that he had therefore agreed to the union request that the hearing be closed. Participants in Friday’s hearing included Foxworthy, Chief Financial Officer Rita Scallan, school district attorney Mike Mattimore, Butler and OCEA President Karen Peek. The closed hearing lasted for over an hour, after which participants emerged and said that nothing had been decided. Following the hearing, Spurlock told the Beacon that as arbitrator, his role was to listen to oral statements from both sides, gather post-hearing briefs and other documents submitted by the school district and the union, and if the two parties did not reach an agreement of their own, “to weigh the evidence and issue an award within 30 to 90 days.” Mattimore told the Beacon that most of the discussion Friday was devoted to “procedural issues,” and that the next step in the proceedings will be some time in late May or early June —possibly on May 24. The school district lawyer said the main procedural issue discussed had been whether Spurlock, as arbitrator, actually has the authority to make a binding judgment about the pay dispute, or whether a Jan. 4, 2012, hearing before the elected members of the Okaloosa School Board had produced a final and binding decision when the school board unanimously rejected the step pay increases. Events leading up to Friday’s arbitration hearing were: —In October 2011, the school board declared an impasse in negotiations with the OCEA over pay issues. The school board argued that it didn't have enough money for seniority, or “step” pay raises for veteran teachers, and froze teachers' salaries for the current school year. OCEA argued that step increases, which on average give returning teachers an annual pay raise of about 3 percent, were required under the existing contract between the union and the school district. —A special magistrate attempted to mediate the impasse, and after hearing arguments from each side in October, issued a report and recommendations in November. However, both the school board and the union rejected the special magistrate's recommendations. —With the rejection of the special magistrate's report, the next step toward resolving the pay dispute was a “quasi-judicial hearing” during a special meeting of the Okaloosa School board held Jan. 4 in the Niceville High School auditorium, in which the elected school board members moved from being one of the antagonists in the pay dispute to being the judge and jury. —During the Jan. 4 hearing at Niceville High, which was attended by many teachers, the position of the school district administration was presented by Mattimore, a labor-relations lawyer for the district. Mattimore showed budget figures indicating that the school district has lost revenue during the last several years from local property taxes, state aid to education, and federal economic stimulus programs, while costs for such things as utilities, insurance and school operations have steadily increased. He said the district cannot sustain the recurring costs of the proposed step pay hikes. Also presented were figures showing that Okaloosa teachers last year were the fifth highestpaid among Florida's 67 school districts. The figures showed the average Okaloosa teacher was paid $51,082 for about nine months of work, behind only the high-cost counties of Monroe, Sarasota, Collier and Dade. If pay were raised further, Mattimore said at the Jan. 4 meeting, it would probably force the district to take other, morepainful cost-cutting measures such as across-the-board pay cuts, furloughs or layoffs of some teachers. He said the contract between the district and the union permits the district to move teachers up to higher pay “steps” based on time in service, but without actually adding to their pay at this time. Butler spoke next at the Jan. 4 meeting, presenting the union’s position, with a different interpretation of the numbers. He said the school district has routinely budgeted more money for teacher pay than it has actually spent each year, and has about $14 million available to cover teacher pay hikes. He said that the contract between the teachers union and the school district mandates step pay increases, and that the district is obligated to live up to the labor contract. Peek also spoke, saying she knew the district faces a tough financial situation, but “it is time to get creative, to plan and work together” to find the money needed for the step increases. Peek said the union and its members have done their best to help the district cut costs by using more associate rather than regular teachers, using cheaper computers and other measures. Peek also reminded the school board that at a previous meeting she had promised them that if the time came to withhold pay raises for teachers, she and other OCEA members would understand. But, she said, “This is not the time, and we do not understand!” and displayed a briefing slide to emphasize her statement. —At the conclusion of the Jan. 4 presentations, the school board immediately put the proposed step pay hikes to a vote, deciding unanimously against the increases. —Dissatisfied with that outcome, the OCEA filed a grievance and requested the binding arbitration hearing which was held Friday. Mattimore, however, said there is no way that an arbitrator can reverse what the elected school board decided. He said that state law gives the elected school board the final say on pay issues. Following Friday’s hearing, Mattimore again told the Beacon that he believes the school board’s Jan. 4 decision to be the final and binding word on the pay dispute. Peek also spoke briefly with the Beacon following Friday’s arbitration hearing, saying only that the next step toward resolving the dispute will be for both sides to file briefs with Spurlock, and then to meet again in late May or early June to see what Spurlock has decided by then. Spurlock, asked what could happen if no decision is reached through arbitration, said the two parties could then file suit against each other in circuit court. He added, however, that resolving such disputes through binding arbitration, if possible, is usually much quicker and less expensive than a lawsuit. TEACHERSFrom page A-1 May 1, 2012 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 • Fax: 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. 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path." Although Rowe graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor of arts in classical languages, she found herself back in Florida, where she received a joint master's of business administration and Juris Doctor from Florida State University's College of Law. "I knew I wanted to practice law in Florida, and I only applied to law schools in Florida," she said. Rowe began her career in 1997 as an Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Section of the Florida Attorney General's office, working on "white-collar" crime cases, under Attorney General Bob Butterworth, a Democrat. After a brief stint at a law firm, Rowe again worked for the Attorney General as Director of Multistate Litigation, and then as Assistant Deputy Attorney General. She was subsequently appointed Executive Deputy Attorney General by Attorney General Charlie Crist. Later, Rowe worked on Crist's campaign for governor. After the Republican was elected Florida's 44th governor in 2006, Crist asked Rowe to serve as his Deputy Chief of Staff overseeing 10 state agencies. "I was exposed to the legislative process while working in the governor's office, and I was able to work with constituents and see how legislation affected them," Rowe said. In 2009, two vacancies opened on the Tallahasseebased First District Court of Appeal, where 15 judges sit. The First District spans North Florida, from Escambia County to Duval County, and is the largest of Florida's five appealscourt districts. It is also the busiest as measured by case filings—6,855 in fiscal year 2010, the most recent figures available. When Rowe made the decision to submit an application for the judgeship, she was pregnant with her second child. After submitting the application, Rowe was nominated by the First District Judicial Nominating Commission for the position, then appointed by Crist. At the age of 39, Rowe was one of the youngest appeals judges in Florida. Shortly after being nominated, she gave birth and began her tenure. Every six years during elections, Florida appellate judges go through a retention election, in which their names appears on the ballot. The voter is asked to check "yes" or "no" to retain the judge for another six years. Rowe was retained in 2010, and will come up on the ballot again in 2016. "This is my dream job," she said. "I would love to retire on the First District Court of Appeal." The state's five courts of appeal chiefly handle civil and criminal appeals from the state's trial courts. Because it is headquartered in Florida's capital, the First District Court of Appeal also handles the bulk of appeals of decisions of state agencies—1,459 in fiscal 2010. "As an appellate judge, you have the ability to think about the law, and provide guidance to the trial court," Rowe said. "It's stimulating from an academic standpoint." A typical day for Rowe consists of "lots of reading." For each case, there are typically three briefs that each judge must read, which range from 30 to 50 pages apiece. She must also look at the complete record of each case, including all proceedings before the trial court. Each case, Rowe said, requires some level of analysis. "The most rewarding part of my job is providing a resolution to important disputes for the people we serve," she said. "Most of the time, district court is the end of the line for cases, that brings finality to the dispute." The most important part of her job, Rowe said, is exercising proper judgment in deciding each case before the court, while recognizing the limits of judicial authority. "Appellate courts are courts of limited jurisdiction," she said, "and it is critical that judges exercise proper restraint in performing the responsibilities of their offices." While Rowe deals with many difficult cases, including child-abuse and violent crimes, she said she does not allow her personal feelings to affect her vote on the outcome, which is typically decided by a threejudge panel. "Our job is to look at the law and look at the facts of each case," she said. "Sometimes those facts stay with you, of an individual case, but no personal bias enters into it. As a judge, I am bound to follow the rule of law." The First District Court of Appeal has traveling panels, which Rowe said she would like to see more of. The traveling three-judge panels hear cases in different parts of the district. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 PIZZERIAin Valparaiso!NEW!Homemade meatballs & sauces We’re famous for our breadsticks! 177 John Sims Pkwy. MON-FRI. 11-8 • SAT. 12-8 (850)389-2131 Call or visit us today!POWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive • Niceville • 678-2514 Theres no such thing as a NO risk zone . 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wastewater treatment plant in Niceville, and the city's planned near-doubling of its ownership share of the regional utility, from 43.6 percent to 80 percent. Niceville's engineer, Glenn Stephens, of Polyengineering, recently told city officials that changes at the regional utility would cause the estimated $4.84 monthly rate increase to customers over the next two years. There are two things in play causing the expected rate hikes, Stephens said. First, the NVOC Regional Sewer Board recently awarded a $6 million construction contract to improve the existing treatment plant and build a Rapid Infiltration Bed System (RIBS) to dispose of the treated effluent in the ground. Engineering and design costs bring the total upgrade to about $6.5 million. The modification uses a different technology to remove more nitrates and phosphorus from the treated sewage. The upgrade became necessary because the regional utility was ordered by state environmental regulators to reduce effluent polluting groundwater at its sprayfields near Niceville. The RIBS portion of the upgrade is also expected to reduce the size of sprayfields on leased Eglin land, thereby avoiding expected rental fees from the base, which implemented a new policy charging market value for leasing military land. The second factor behind the expected rate hike is that Niceville recently accepted a FEE HIKESFrom page A-1 By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Federal aviation inspectors released a preliminary report on a plane crash in Niceville that killed the two men aboard. Donald Marco, 59, of Niceville, and Stanley Bloyer, 66, of Fort Walton Beach, were identified by sheriff's deputies as the two who died March 15 when Marco's small kit-built plane crashed and burned in the woods of Eglin's military reservation north of Forest Road in Niceville. The National Transportation Safety Board report, released Sunday, does not give the cause of the crash, which occurred at about 12:55 p.m. as the amateurbuilt Emeraude CP-130 approached the grass airstrip at Ruckel Airport. Visual flight conditions prevailed at the time of the crash, meaning visibility was considered good. No flight plan had been filed. The two men had been flying to Holt to submit the plane to a condition inspection by a mechanic, according to the NTSB, but turned around to return to Ruckel Airport because of "too much military traffic in the area," according to the report. Both men were certified airline pilots, according to the NTSB report. According to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, Marco, owner of the singleengine airplane, had lost his FAA medical certificate due to injuries he sustained in an earlier accident, but was about two weeks from qualifying for a new one. He sustained severe head injuries in June 2008 when the kit-built airplane he was piloting crashed at Ruckel Airport. The 2008 crash involved a different plane than that carrying him in the fatal crash. Marco, who was not the airplane's builder of the craft that crashed last month, had intended to fly it to the Yellow River Airstrip in Holt, but needed the other pilot to act as the pilot in command, according to the NTSB report. The FAA inspector told the NTSB that the mechanic who was going to conduct the condition inspection reported that Marco had not expressed any concerns about the craft's airworthiness. The FAA inspector also reported that Marco's wife was on her way to Holt to pick up the two men when her husband called her on a cell phone to advise that there was "too much military traffic in the area" and that they were going to return to Ruckel Airport. There were no witnesses to the ensuing crash, the NTSB report stated. Preliminary information didn't indicate which pilot was in which seat. It was not immediately clear whether the plane had dual controls. The plane crashed a little more than a half mile north of the Ruckel Airport. The craft was oriented on a heading of about 80 degrees when it hit treetops about 15 feet above the ground, leaving a two-foot section of the right wing in a tree. Sheriff's deputies found the wreckage ablaze. The bodies of both occupants were found about 60 feet in front of the main fuselage, according to the NTSB. The NTSB said the report contained preliminary information, and was subject to correction in a forthcoming final report. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-4 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 THEBAYBEACON THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER Danielle Doussan, 34, Santa Rosa Beach, office manager Alexia Hinds, 16, Niceville, Niceville High School student “I think the reaction to it has gotten out of hand. Why didn t the authorities just arrest Zimmerman as they would in any other case, and proceed with a trial?” “Any time a human being is shot it disgusts me. The fact that there has been no arrest really makes me angry.” “I have a Florida concealed weapons permit myself, and you have to use restraint in using a weapon unless it s really a matter of life or death. I would be more likely to use my weapon to defend someone else than myself. I think Zimmerman should have shown more restraint.” “I don t think it s right. Trayvon Martin wasn t doing anything wrong.” “I honestly think that poor family needs justice by now. He shouldn t have been shot.” “I think a Neighborhood Watch person should have just called the police and let them handle it.” —by Mike Griffith What do you think about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin?Shaquille Shipman, 19, Niceville, unemployed Location: Wal-Mart Wendy Fabozzi, Niceville, pharmacy technician Ann Wise, 21, Niceville, music student William Clements, 55, Niceville, engineerWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field.First report released on fatal plane crashKit-built craft had turned back to Ruckel Airport when it hit treetops Beacon photo by Del Lessard Federal officials released a preliminary report on a small-plane crash in Niceville March 15 that killed the two men aboard. 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CALL JANE CALL Jane Rainwater: (850) 897-1101 1-888-390-4450 Who’s Protecting Your Castle?729 2131 ArrestsNeal Edward Goodrich, unemployed, 24, of 362-B Lincoln Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police March 22 on charges of domestic violence battery and resisting arrest without violence. * Jessica Renee Jones, 31, of 601 Cinco Terrace Lane, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Valparaiso police April 1 on a charge of battery on a law enforcement officer. While being detained in a holding cell at the police station, Jones allegedly slipped off her handcuffs and began striking the cell bars and cell wall with a closed fist. When two officers entered the cell to re-cuff Jones she allegedly kneed one of the officers in the groin. She was subsequently restrained with leg restraints and handcuffs. * James Melvin Garner, a deck hand, 36, of 1026 Everglade Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 20 on misdemeanor worthless check charges, three counts. * Randall Keith Patrick, a landscaper, 33, of 1339 Treasure Cove, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 21 on a charge of failure to appear on an original misdemeanor charge. * James Tobias Smit, a roofer, 36, of 304 Reeves St., Lot B20, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 26 on a charge of failure to appear on an original charge of shoplifting. * Richard Scott Chancey, 46, of 211 Edrehi Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 27 on a charge of violation of probation on the original charge of grand theft from a person 65 or older. * A 14-year-old Niceville boy, a student, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 29 on a charge of battery, domestic violence. The boy allegedly sprayed his father in the mouth with bug spray subsequent to a verbal altercation over an iPod that had been taken away from the boy as punishment. * Wesley Loren Hughes, 38, of 346 Chicago Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies in Mary Esther, March 28, on a charge of loitering or prowling. * Cassandra Jean Novinski, 21, of 304 Reeves St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 23 on a charge of violation of probation on the original charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and offer to commit prostitution. * Aaron Deering Odle, unemployed, 25, of 282 Washington Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 30 on a charge of failure to appear on an original charge of shoplifting. * Kayla Mechelle Ailey, unemployed, 21, of 282 Washington Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police April 2 on charges of possession of controlled substance without prescription, two counts, and possession of drug paraphernalia, one count. Subsequent to a traffic stop for a seat belt violation Ailey, a passenger in the vehicle, allegedly consented to a search of her purse in which a methadone pill and an Alprazolam pill were located. * Bradley Grimland Wendt, a landscaper, 37, of 1 Stafford Circle, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police March 27 on charges of violation of a domestic violence injunction and knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. * Evin Farrel Pace, 27, who was listed with two addresses, 515 Nassau Drive, Niceville, and 823 Saint Pierre Cove, Niceville, and Michael J. Ryan, 46, of 107 Kelly Road, Niceville, were arrested by Niceville police, subsequent to a traffic stop, March 30, each charged with possession of controlled substance without a prescription. Pace allegedly had a container in his right front watch pocket containing Dilaudid and Oxycodone pills. He allegedly told police that there were more prescription pills in a cigarette pack in the center console belonging to Ryan, the passenger. Pace was also cited for violating the business-purposesonly restriction on his driver's license.DUI arrestsErin Colleen Ellis, 28, of 155 Gleneagles Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI, third violation in 10 years, on Highway 85, south of Highway 123, northbound on Highway 85, March 29 at 4:02 a.m. * Brandon Michael Grim, 24, of 310 St. Andrews Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI on Emerald Coast Parkway west of Trista Terrace Court, Destin, March 28 at 1:48 a.m. * Caitlyn Hueston Worthen, 22, of 142 Baywind Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at State Road 285 and College Boulevard, March 31 at 1:51 p.m. Worthen was also charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, and was cited for failure to signal during a lane change.TheftsA Valparaiso resident from the 300 block of Okaloosa Avenue reported that sometime March 26-27 unknown person(s) stole his son's BMX style bicycle from the front yard of the residence. The bike was valued at $120. * A Niceville resident from the 1600 block of Gum Creek Cove reported that sometime March 19-25 unknown person(s) stole his golf clubs from his parked vehicle while he was out of town. * A Niceville resident from the 1900 block of Palmetto Palm Circle reported that $250 in change was stolen from his vehicle sometime March 23-24. * A Niceville resident from the 1600 block of Date Palm Drive reported that at least $10 in change was stolen from her vehicle sometime March 22-23. * A Niceville resident from the 300 block of Evergreen Avenue reported that unknown person(s) stole a lawn spreader, three bicycles, two plastic storage bins of Christmas ornaments and a clear bin containing four Airsoft guns, two BB guns, three baseball gloves and three tennis rackets March 27. The victim was cleaning out the garage and left the items on the driveway for approximately an hour while he and a relative ate lunch at a local restaurant. * A Niceville resident from the 400 block of Kelly Road reported March 27 that a video game system and $22 in currency had been stolen. * A Niceville resident reported that unknown person(s) burglarized her vehicle and stole her purse, wallet and miscellaneous credit cards April 1 while the vehicle was parked at a local convenience store, 146 N. Palm Blvd. * A Valparaiso resident from the 200 block of Washington Avenue reported that unknown person(s) stole a prepaid cell phone valued at $90, prescription medication valued at $104, a $50 DVD player and a bag of miscellaneous clothing valued at $200, sometime March 30-31 while the victim was gone and the door to the residence was unsecured.Criminal MischiefVandal(s) broke a window on a county water and sewer sanitation lift station in the 1800 block of East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, sometime March 2326. Damage was estimated at more than $200.OtherWeston Anderson Payne, 19, of 8304 County Road 24, Fairhope, Ala., Taylor Ashton Fleming, 19, of 9720 Chariot Ave., Fairhope, Ala., and a 17year-old Alabama boy were issued criminal summons by Niceville police March 23, each charged with underage possession of alcohol. * Susan Rebecca Akers, 48, of 107 21st St., Niceville, was issued a criminal summons by sheriff's deputies March 25 on a charge of giving false information to a law enforcement officer. * On March 25, a motorcyclist on the Mid-Bay Bridge reported one of two "chopper" style bikes following him pulled alongside and tried to force him into the wall of the bridge at 7:30 p.m. The motorcyclist said he accelerated and passed a couple of cars while in the break-down lane, at speeds up to 80 mph, in an effort to get away from the suspect, who was following him. When the motorcyclist got to the toll booth at the north end of the bridge, the driver of the "chopper" got in front of him and knocked him off his motorcycle with a blow to the chest, while cursing and yelling about the motorcyclist "cutting him off." The "chopper" driver and his female passenger, plus the second "chopper" then left the scene, according to a witness. 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 April 1, 2012 through April 8, 2012. 1 Structure Fire25 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn2 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time Linden Avenue...................................Medical.......................04/01/12......................09:03 Elderberry Lane.................................Medical.......................04/01/12......................16:01 Mullet Creek Run...............................Medical.......................04/01/12......................17:44 SR 85 North.......................................Medical.......................04/01/12......................19:12 N. Palm Blvd......................................Medical.......................04/02/12......................13:35 S. Palm Blvd......................................Medical.......................04/02/12......................14:43 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Vehicle Crash............04/02/12......................15:49 W. John Sims Pkwy...........................Medical.......................04/03/12......................12:21 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical.......................04/03/12......................13:49 Honeysuckle Way..............................Medical.......................04/03/12......................19:20 Iowa Street.........................................Medical.......................04/04/12......................08:36 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Structure Fire.............04/04/12......................15:21 Azalea Drive.......................................Medical.......................04/04/12......................17:44 Yellow Pine Court..............................Medical.......................04/04/12......................18:18 Hart Street..........................................Alarm Activation.........04/04/12......................22:50 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical.......................04/05/12......................00:57 Linden Avenue...................................Medical.......................04/05/12......................12:14 E. College Blvd..................................Medical.......................04/05/12......................16:07 N. Partin Drive....................................Medical.......................04/05/12......................21:14 W. John Sims Pkwy...........................Medical.......................04/05/12......................22:30 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical.......................04/06/12......................14:19 23rd Street.........................................Medical.......................04/06/12......................14:29 Oak Avenue.......................................Medical.......................04/06/12......................19:01 Allen Street.........................................Medical.......................04/06/12......................19:40 N. Partin Drive....................................Medical.......................04/07/12......................01:56 Kendrick Lane....................................Medical.......................04/07/12......................14:35 Garden Lane......................................Medical.......................04/07/12......................19:14 Sparkleberry Cove.............................Smoke Scare.............04/08/12......................08:00 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Vehicle Crash............04/08/12......................11:58 Reeves Street....................................Medical.......................04/08/12......................1529 W. John Sims Pkwy...........................Vehicle Crash............04/08/12......................21:42 Weekly Safety Tip: Run cool water over a burn for 10 to 15 minutes, never apply ice. It is dangerous to put butter or any other grease on a burn, because it seals in the heat and can damage the tissue further, if the burned skin blisters or is charred see a doctor immediately. Please look at the Niceville Fire Department web page on Facebook.North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from April 2, 2012 through April 8, 2012. Street Situation Date Time SR 293 & Lancaster Drive........Motor vehicle accident.............04/02/12...............01:07 Lancaster Drive.........................Passenger vehicle fire..............04/02/12...............09:36 Merchants Way.........................Dispatched and canceled........04/02/12...............11:43 Merchants Way.........................Medical assist...........................04/04/12...............01:51 North White Point Road............Rescue, EMS incident..............04/04/12...............03:24 Sailboat Drive............................Bomb scare, no bomb..............04/04/12...............10:09 John Sims Parkway..................Dispatched and canceled........04/04/12...............15:22 Northridge Road........................EMS call....................................04/04/12...............22:16 23rd Street.................................EMS call....................................04/06/12...............14:33 North White Point Road............EMS call....................................04/06/12...............16:05 E. Hwy. 20 & Cypress St..........Rescue, EMS incident..............04/06/12...............18:40 Hagen Court..............................Assist invalid.............................04/07/12...............14:15 Cougar Circle.............................EMS call....................................04/08/12...............02:14 West Birkdale Circle..................EMS call....................................04/08/12...............14:55 White Point Road......................Dispatched and canceled........04/08/12...............20:03 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.$2.3 million offer from Okaloosa County to take over the county's 36.4 percent ownership of the regional sewer treatment facility. Niceville's sewage flow already exceeds its owned treatment capacity at NVOC several months out of the year. So far, the city has relied on unneeded capacity of its two partners to treat the growing wastewater flow. The city was expected to need a 1-million-gallon-per-day expansion at the plant to handle expected growth within the next few years. That expansion would have cost the city about $4.25 million, Stephens said. Under the county's offer, Niceville will gain the county's 1.22 million gallon treatment capacity for $2.3 million, he said, a bargain price for capacity expected to serve the city's growth needs for decades. In turn, county officials plan to divert their share of the sewage flow at the NVOC regional treatment utility and send it instead to the county's new Arbienne Pritchett treatment plant near Fort Walton Beach. The county currently treats sewage from unincorporated areas to the east of Rocky Bayou at the NVOC plant. To divert the county's sewage flow to Pritchett, it will have to build 10 miles of sewer main, from Niceville to the Fort Walton Beach area. The county will use the money it borrowed to pay for the NVOC upgrade to help pay the cost of constructing the pipeline and additional pump stations, according to Jeff Littrell, the county's water and sewer department chief. The pipeline could take one to three years to construct, he said. In the meantime, the county will continue to treat its sewage at the NVOC plant and pay the same rate as the two cities, he said. On March 13, the Niceville City Council approved the terms of the $2.3 million deal, while Okaloosa County commissioners gave their approval to the transfer on April 3. The county has asked the city of Valparaiso to also approve the transfer of ownership. The $2.3 million deal will be paid for out of Niceville's sewer extension fund reserves, officials said. The reserves are funded by money developers pay as sewer impact fees on new construction. An estimated $2.53 increase in Niceville customers monthly sewer bills will come as a result of Niceville buying the county's share of the NVOC treatment capacity, Stephens said. Niceville's current 43.6 percent ownership of the regional utility will increase to 80 percent when it takes over the county's share, meaning the city will be responsible for paying a much bigger share of day-to-day operations and maintenance costs. Stephens said Niceville sewer customers could expect to pay an additional $2.31 per month over the next two years because of the increased operations and maintenance costs, including higher chemical and electrical costs, associated with the $6.5 million upgrade to the regional sewer treatment plant. Currently Niceville's average water and sewer customer uses 7,000 gallons of water each month, according to City Clerk Dan Doucet. Niceville sewer customer currently pay $2.46 per thousand for sewer, or $17.22 per month. In addition, there is a flat rate sewer charge of $17.60 whether customers use any water, bringing the current total sewer charge to $34.82. Stephens said purchasing the county's sewer capacity means Niceville sewer customers can avoid an even bigger rate hike by 2018, the year Niceville would be forced to expand the regional sewer treatment plant by 1 million gallons if it didn't buy the county's sewer treatment capacity. SEWERFrom page A-4

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 22-year-old's case. Niceville police reports gave the following account: A vehicle driven by Bailey, in which Mawhir and the 22-yearold were passengers, was pulled over by Niceville police after it was seen running three stop signs and making a right turn without using the turn signal. Police had received a report that the occupants had tried to sell narcotics in Niceville, and allegedly had intimidated an individual with the threat of a firearm. Because of the report, officers requested a safety patdown of each of the occupants. No guns or drugs were found on Bailey or the 22-yearold, but when police asked Mawhir to get out of the vehicle she told an officer she had a gun and a bag of narcotics hidden in her pants. Police recovered a semi-automatic handgun from Mawhir's person. There were live rounds in the magazine, but no bullet in the chamber. Police also recovered a bag containing an estimated 6.9 grams of crack cocaine and an estimated 6.9 grams of marijuana from Mawhir. Mawhir told police that Bailey put the bag of narcotics in her pants and threw the gun at her and told her to "handle it" when he realized a police patrol car was behind the vehicle. Niceville police estimated the street value of the marijuana at $33 per gram, or about $227, and the street value of the crack cocaine at $100 per gram, or about $690. As of Monday Mawhir and Bailey were being held at the Okaloosa County without bail. The defendants face a May 1 court appearance in connection with the charges. ARRESTSFrom page A-1Do You Know the 10 Warning signs of Alzheimer s disease? The Alzheimer s Association shares tips to help recognize the warning signs of Alzheimer s. 1. Memory changes that disrupt daily life. 2. Challenges in planning or solving problems. 3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks. 4.Confusion with time or place. 5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships. 6. New problems with words in speaking or writing. 7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps. 8. Decreased or poor judgment. 9. Withdrawal from work or social activities. 10. Changes in mood and personality. Superior Residences of Niceville is unique among assisted living communities in the Twin Cities area, because it specializes in “memory care”— meeting the special needs of residents throughout the full cycle of Alzheimer s disease or other forms of dementia, from early memory loss through the final stages when constant, complete care is required. Licensed nurses are on duty 24 hours a day, providing medical care prescribed by each resident s own personal physician. Our philosophy is to “Live the moment and Love the Moment” of each resident s life. “Our community is specially designed to meet the unique needs of our memory-care residents," says Shelley Normand, Executive Director. “We use the latest knowledge and techniques to adapt to the complexities that occur with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. Even down to the design of the building, special attention has been given its physical layout, safety and decor. Of course, personal care assistance is available 24 hours a day.” In addition to residential care, Superior Residences of Niceville offers respite care and day-stay hourly rates. These short-term care programs are designed to provide a much needed break for caregivers. Superior Residences of Niceville hosts two different Monthly Support Groups which are open to the public. On the second Tuesday of each month, there is a Spouses Support Group Meeting. On the last Thursday of each month, they host a Regular Memory Care Support Group Meeting. Please call us to get the times, locations and guest speaker information for our different meetings. “It is important for those who have a loved one who is affected by Alzheimer s or dementia to get the help and support that groups like these offer,” says Elizabeth Rambow, Director of Community Relations. Superior Residences of Niceville is also the host of Niceville s 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer s which will be on October 6, 2012.Advertising Feature The entrance to Superior Residences presents a modern, welcoming attitude.Superior ResidencesThe Area’s Memory Care Specialists For more information, or to arrange a tour, contact Superior Residences of Niceville 2300 Partin Drive North, Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 897-2244 snormand@superioralf.com or superioralf.com/niceville.php. 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. 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It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 11 colorful well-designed ads. Each week customers will tell you all about it. Call 678-1080 today! Let Kiwanis Raise Old Glory At Your House Or BusinessNiceville/ValparaisoKiwanis Club There are seven times a year when flying our flag is the perfect way to show your family or business’ patriotic spirit. Kiwanis can make it easy! For just $35 a year, we will install a permanent in-ground base for your flag. Then, just before LABOR DAY and9/11, VETERANS DAY, PRESIDENTS DAY, MEMORIAL DAY, FLAG DAY, INDEPENDENCE DAY and MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, we will install a 3x5 foot sewn flag (not printed) on a metal pole in front of your home or business. And take it down afterward. Kiwanis does it all, you do nothing but look proud! The modest $35 a year supports Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club’s numerous children’s programs throughout our community. Time’s a wastin’. Act now! 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By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer A Ruckel Middle School student, who recently won the Sodexo Future Chefs contest in Niceville, was surprised to learn that she is a regional winner of the contest. Larry Haile, local Sodexo general manager, gave seventhgrader Lauren Matthews the good news on April 4 at the school, surrounded by her parents John and Louisa, and principal Dr. Debra Goolsby. "I am very surprised," said Lauren, who was the only winner from Florida. Lauren's winning dish was a "Scrumptious Breakfast Frittata," complete with jalapenos, spinach, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms. Haile said judges rate the food on the basis of originality, ease of preparation, kid appeal, healthy attributes, and use of featured ingredients and presentation. This year's theme was breakfast foods. "The purpose of this contest is to educate students about nutrition," Haile said. As one of 30 regional winners, Lauren won a 3M Shoot & Share video camera and projector. Lauren also had a chance to become one of five national finalists, but did not make the cut. The five finalists will compete in the national competition in May, and will be required to shoot a video with the new camera for the judging panel at the Sodexo headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md. The video will include the winner preparing and talking about their winning recipe. "There were some really close battles in the scoring, and the judges were impressed with all of the entires," said Sodexo Director of Offer Development Brian Finn. "Unfortunately, at the end of the day, only five finalists could advance. In the coming weeks, we will review all 79 winning event recipes for consideration for use in the Promotion Series." Even though Lauren did not 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 , A A p p r r i i l l 1 1 1 1 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Beacon photos by Tess Hollis Teachers, parents and students from Rocky Bayou Christian School served the elderly in the Niceville-Valparaiso communities by participating in the school's annual Work-A-Thon on April 5. During the WorkA-Thon, students perform clean-up tasks for the elderly and families in need of assistance. Above left; from left, RBCS junior s Mariah Colvin and Peyton Preston hold a lawn bag for parent volunteer Curt Christianson at a house in Valparaiso. Above right; from left, RBCS third graders Anne Marie Mistretta, Payton Fowler and Miran da Hood take a break from bagging leaves at a house in Niceville. RBCS students participate in annual Work-A-ThonLauren Matthews, a seventhgrader at Ruckel Middle School, finds out from Larry Haile, local Sodexo general manager, that she won the Future Chefs regional contest for her "Scrumptious Breakfast Frittata." Beacon photo by Tess Hollis Victoria Marks a junior at Niceville High School, won the Florida Christopher Columbus Essay Contest for the second year in a row, after winning the Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter competition. Victoria was honored at the March 2012 Florida State Society Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference in Orlando. Victoria's essay topic was "Christopher Columbus in his own time in history and today." *** Steven Foster of Niceville received his First Class Rank Award from Boy Scout Troop 157, Niceville, on April 2. John Snell is Foster's scoutmaster. *** The parishioners of Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church on Whitepoint Road donated more than 100 Easter baskets to Sharing & Caring Niceville, which distributed the donations to clients the week before Easter. Each basket contained Easter Who’s News Victoria Marks Steven Foster Please see WHO S, page B-2Ruckel student wins regional cooking contest Please see CONTEST, page B-2 The recipe for Lauren's awardwinning "Scrumptious Breakfast Frittata." Right, Lauren's presentation of the frittata dish during the Sodexo Future Chefs contest. CALL ME TODAY.Honesty. Respect. Professionalism. Courtesy. Frank Walker, Agent 1189 John Sims Parkway E Niceville, FL 32578 Bus: 850-678-7878 fwalkerins.com fwalkerins.com Bus: 850-678-7878 Niceville, FL 32578 1189 John Sims Parkway E Agent alker r, Frank W e m o t s u y c l m l at a e r w I t o s h  t I s d y a w l l a l  e I r u e s n b a u c o d y n A s d e e r n u o t y e e o m t t s e y b m r o b h g i e d n o o e a g k i L e r e h s t m i r a e F t a t S. Y A AY D O E T L M L A C s r e o s d 3 1 10 10 1State Farm, Home Of“ce, Bloomington, IL State Farm, Home Of“ce, Bloomington, IL Recipe for Scrumptious Breakfast Frittata 1.Wash all vegetables, in a large deep frying pan turn on low heat. 2. Dice potatoes (skin on), add oil to pan and stir in potatoes, turn heat to medium. 3. Dice onion, green bell pepper and add to pan. Lightly chop and add rosemary. 4. Crush garlic, add to mixture. Test potatoes and adjust heat. Add salt and pepper. 5. Finely dice Serrano pepper, add to pan. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 THEBAYBEACONcandy, a toothbrush and toothpaste. The church members provided the basket fillings, with church members Tom Okuly, Paul Dooley, Rhonda Wercinski, Ashleigh Ebner and Kayla Ebner lending assistance in basket preparation. Also assisting were Ruthie Reynoso and Maria Lewis, of Holy Name of Jesus Christ Catholic Church, Niceville; Gary and Gloria Witkos of St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, Niceville; and Lisa Gamon of Niceville United Methodist Church. The purpose of Sharing & Caring is to meet emergency needs of families in the Niceville and Valparaiso area. WHO SFrom page B-1make it to the national competition, she has more than proven herself. At the young age of 12, Lauren said she already plants to make a career out of her love for cooking. "I've been cooking for a really long time," she said. She added that her passion for cooking came from her mother, who taught culinary arts in England. Lauren also learned on April 4 that her recipe will be used to make breakfast one morning at Ruckel. "That's so cool," she said of the news. The competitors in the local contest were selected from recipes submitted to Sodexo. This year, more than 50 local students applied, and 11 were chosen to compete. Nationally, about 600 students entered the contest. "Ruckel students are multidimensional and have traditionally shown excellence in academic, athletics and the arts," Goolsby said. "...Now, I’m so proud to say that Lauren Matthews has championed yet a new area of excellence; culinary." Haile said only middle schools competed in the contest, but Sodexo hopes to expand to include elementary schools next year. CONTESTFrom page B-1 Courtesy photoMilitary members support Children in CrisisVolunteers from Hurlburt Field Detachment 3, 342nd Training Squadron of the Tactical Airlift Control Party (TACP), assisted Ken Hair, Niceville, president/CEO of Children in Crisis, in the sixth annual CIC Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament raised more than $40,000 in funds. Courtesy photo Members of one of Niceville High School's choral ensembles prepares for their assessment on March 29 at the Music Performance Assessment Concerts.NHS choirs receive Superior ratings at festivalSpecial to the Beacon The Florida Vocal Association’s District 1 (Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties) Choral Music Performance Assessment Concerts were held March 29 and 30 at the First Baptist Church of Niceville. More than 40 middle school and high school choruses sang during the two-day evaluation. Niceville High School entered six choruses in the noncompetitive assessment, an annual festival designed to evaluate secondary level choruses by certified adjudicators. Three women’s choruses performed: Kantorai (freshmen), Bel Canto (sophomores), and Select Women (juniors and seniors). In addition, Camerata (men), Niceville Singers and Chamber Singers (auditionbased mixed chorus selected from all grades). Ratings are awarded along with written commentary that details the strengths and weakness of each choruses from three judges. Also included in the adjudication is sight-reading. The sight-reading judge scores each chorus as they read a rhythmic and harmonic exercise that they have never seen before. The assessment is often referred to as the chorus FCAT. The highest rating is Superior, a performance with few faults and considered an example of the top tier of presentation. Other ratings include Excellent, Good, Fair and Poor. Overall final scores are obtained by averaging all four of the judges final rating. All six choirs from Niceville High School received Superior ratings from all judges for the performance of their prepared selections, as well as in sight-reading. This spring marks the 21st consecutive year that each chorus from the Niceville Choral Music Department has earned overall Superior ratings at the District 1 Music Performance Assessment The choral music program at Niceville High School has 160 singers and is a part of the music department that includes the Niceville bands. The combined number of musicians receiving instruction at Niceville High School is nearly 500, one of the largest and most recognized music programs in Florida.RMS seventh-graders win reef naming contestStudents from Carol Szklarski's seventh grade advanced life sciences class at Ruckel Middle School recently won a reef naming contest sponsored by the Okaloosa County Public Works Department. Scott Henson, environmental regulation manager and artificial reef program manager for the county, presented the class on April 3 with a plaque and certificates. The name of the artificial reef, the idea of student Desiree Manard, will be "ALE Reef," which stands for Aquatic Life Eco-System. The plaque will be attached to the reef, which will be deployed into the Gulf of Mexico this summer. The artificial reefs, Henson said, attract fish and create a marine life habitat, in an otherwise "desert" that is the Gulf of Mexico. Fishermen are also made aware of the reefs, therefore it is easier to locate large schools of fish. The reefs are made from materials such as concrete and metal, and are sometimes old ships that are deployed to the bottom of the Gulf. Because of the migratory patterns of Gulf Sturgeon, fish that move from rivers to the Gulf, reefs are placed at least a mile off shore. Henson said reefs are often monitored by divers to clear old fishing lines, and also ensure there is no pollution surrounding the reefs. "Thirty years might go by, and one day you may be diving off the coast and see the plaque attached to your reef," Henson told the class. "It may not mean a lot to you now, but one day it will." Henson said it's important to raise awareness about reef projects, because it benefits everyone in the community. "We want to make sure that students area aware of these programs, and know they are out there," he said. "We try to do as much public outreach as possible." Henson added that the county plans to hold another reef naming contest next year, but he wants to make it more challenging. "We might have them write an essay next year, or do something a little bit harder," he said. "We want them to do something that connects the students to the reef." Szklarski said programs such as the reef naming contest are important because it gets students excited about science at a young age. "They're our future scientists," she said. "I hope they will carry this through their adulthood, and it will eventually effect their career paths." Students from Carol Szklarski's seventh grade advanced life sciences class display their certificates after winning the Okaloosa County reef naming contest. The name, "ALE Reef," was student Desiree Manard's idea. Beacon photo by Tess Hollis Sharing & Caring SPONSORED BY WALTON COUNTY DISTRICT 4 COMMISSIONER SARA COMANDER AND WALTON COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS Dumpsters provided for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances, and other miscellaneous items. A crew and equipment to off-load heavy items will be available. Recycling trailers will also be available for newsprint, glass, and aluminum. DO NOT BRING: POISONS, PESTICIDES, PAINTS, THINNERS, GASOLINE, AND OTHER FLAMMABLES. 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Peacock-GriswoldRobin and Kathy Peacock of Niceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth, to Andrew Wood Griswold, son of Matthew and Tweedie Griswold of Roswell, Ga. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Niceville High School and Auburn University, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. She is currently employed as a Technical Recruiter with Veredus Corporation in Atlanta, Ga. The prospective groom is a graduate of Roswell High School and the University of Tennessee, where he received a bachelor of science degree in history. He is currently employed as a Lead Recruiter with Prestige Staffing in Atlanta, Ga. The wedding will take place June 2, 2012, at The Chapel at Crosspoint, Santa Rosa Beach. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Bluewater students raise funds for Relay for LifeBluewater Elementary fourth graders Cole Pearson and Emmaline Moye spent part of their spring break raising money for the American Cancer Society. Their frozen lemonade stand raised $65 in less than three hours. They donated the money to their school's Relay for Life team. Relay for Life will be May 4 and 5, at Niceville High School. Courtesy photoNiceville twirlers win at state competitionThree of Niceville’s Twinkling Twirlers competed and won at the National Baton Twirler's Association Florida State Solo Baton Twirling Championship. The competition was held in Winter Haven on March 31. Jessica Warsheski (ninth grade Niceville High School) earned first place in the State Novice 13-15 solo category, and won the overall Twirl Off for the novice category. Kylee Saltsman (first grade Plew Elementary) earned several first place awards including State Novice 0-6 Solo, Open Solo, Marching, Modeling and the overall Novice 0-6 Basic Skills title. Lexi Kirkpatrick (seventh grade Rocky Bayou Christian School) earned second place in Novice 10-12 State Strut Queen. All three of these girls, in addition to nine other Twinkling Twirlers are now preparing for the Miss Majorette of Florida competition on April 28 in Orlando. The Twinkling Twirlers are coached by Amanda Saltsman at Niceville United Methodist Church. Three of the Twinkling Twirlers who won at the Florida Solo Baton Twirling Championship. From left: Jessica Warsheski, Kylee Saltsman, Lexi Kirkpatrick. Courtesy photo Courtesy photoSenior Center holds St. Patrick's partyThe Valparaiso Senior Center held a St. Patrick's Day party on March 16. A going away party was also held for Mary Russel, of Glenview Avenue, who is going to visit her other children in Las Vegas and California. Mary was the Wii bowling tournament winner for the week, and was presented a regulation bowling pin, which was signed by all members present. Tom Jackley, site manager, right, presented the pin to Mary. If you are 60 or older, and are looking for some fun, entertainment and daily lunches, please call the office for more information at 833-9291. Engagement E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com. Andrew Griswold and Erin Peacock Niceville High School testing scheduleThe following is the testing schedule for Niceville High School: —April 16: ROTC ASVAB Test, 11th and 12th grades —April 16-19: FCAT 2.0 Reading, 9th and 10th grades —April 23-27: U.S. History Field Test EOC —April 30-May 4: Geometry EOC —May 7-11: Biology EOC —May 14-18: Algebra I EOCSenior Exams:—May 21: 1st Period, 7-8:45 a.m.; 2nd Period, noon-1:45 p.m. —May 22: 3rd Period, 7-8:45 a.m.; 4th Period, noon-1:45 p.m. —May 23: 5th Period, 7-8:45 a.m.; 6th Period, noon-1:45 p.m. —May 24: 7th Period, 7-8:45 a.m.Grades 9-11 Exams:—May 29: 1st Period, 7-8:40 a.m.; 2nd Period, 9:50-11:30 a.m. —May 30: 3rd Period, 7-8:40 a.m.; 4th Period, 9:50-11:30 a.m. —May 31: 5th Period, 7-8:40 a.m.; 6th Period, 9:50-11:30 a.m. —June 1: Last day of school, school begins at 7 a.m.; 7th Period exam 7:45-9:25 a.m. Niceville High School has been placed in the top 10 percent of all high schools in Florida in the 2011 ranking of Florida schools by the Florida Department of Education. "It is an honor for Niceville High School to be ranked in the top 10 percent of schools in the state of Florida," said NHS Principal Marcus Chambers. "NHS is a very high achieving school with very talented students, faculty and staff. Our community expects nothing but the best from us, and we expect nothing but the best from our students. NHS focuses on student achievement, exceeding educational standards, and striving to be the best. CALL ME TODAY.Love, hope, success, family, security. 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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)NHS ranks high among Florida high schools

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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. Nicotine Anonymous Want to quit smoking? If you have a desire to stop using nicotine, or stay stopped, join Nicotine Anonymous on Thursdays at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1800 John Sims Parkway. Info: Gwynn or Andy, 8974721, or show up to the meetings. Ministry banquet Tickets can now be purchased for the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry Annual Banquet on April 19, at 6 p.m., at Niceville United Methodist Church Community Life Center. The banquet is a fundraiser that supports the ministry of the chaplain at the Okaloosa County Jail. There will be testimonies from former inmates, as well as an update from Chaplain John Lennon. For tickets and information on sponsoring a table, contact Chuck Turk at 6785827. Horse meet and greet The Okaloosa County 4H Horse Advisory Committee is accepting registrations until April 20, for a "Horsey Meet and Greet" at Camp Timpoochee. The clinic is designed for kids who want to learn more about horses, but don't have a horse. This is a hands-on introduction to horses, their care, grooming and what it takes to own or lease a horse. The clinic will be May 5, from 9 a.m.-noon. The event is open to children ages 8-12, for $25 ($15/subsequent child in same family). Participants will need a helmet and shoes/boots with a heel, no sneakers. Info: Susan Simmers, 4hhorseadvisory@gmail.com. Space is limited to the first 15 applicants. Senior activities The Walton-Okaloosa County Council on Aging Senior Programs will offer the following for people 60 and older at Valparaiso Senior Center, 268 Glenview Ave., 833-9291. April 11, bingo, 9:30 a.m.; April 12, Wii bowling, 9:30 a.m.; April 13, bingo, 9:30 a.m.; April 16, dominoes and socializing; April 17, bingo, 9:30 a.m. Mystery book group The Mystery Lovers book discussion group at the Valparaiso Community Library will meet on April 12, at 10:30 a.m. The library is encouraging new readers from around Okaloosa County and visitors to the area to join the discussion, with Jill White moderating. "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt will be the featured book. Info: 7295406. Reading the book is not mandatory for first-time visitors. DAR meeting The Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet April 12, at 10 a.m., at St. Simons on the Sound Episcopal Church, Fort Walton Beach. The Chapter will celebrate its 45th anniversary. State Recording Secretary Cheryl Field will be in attendance for the installation of officers, and a potluck will follow. Open to all women who are lineally descended from a Revolutionary War Patriot. Info: 796-0783. Twin Cities Seniors Twin Cities Senior Citizens will meet April 12, at 1 p.m., at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. Ages 50 and older welcome, and an entree will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share. There will be an Easter hat parade with prizes. Info: 678-4346. Leadership seminar The Costa Leadership Institute at Northwest Florida State College will host a Servant Leadership seminar on April 12, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Niceville campus. Registration will be accepted until the session date, space permitting. Info: 729-6880, or nwfsc.edu/LI. The course will cover the servant leadership style that has been practiced across the globe in many successful companies. Cost: $105. Garden club meeting The Bluewater Bay Garden Club will meet on April 12, at 9:30 a.m., at the clubhouse on Bluewater Bay Boulevard. Larry Williams will be there, and members will have a plant sharing. Visitors and new memebers are welcome. Info: bluewaterbaygardenclub.com. Fort Walton Beach Aglow The Fort Walton Beach Aglow will be April 12, at Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. The speaker will be Janice Morrisette from Mobile, Ala. Coffee and fellowship will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting will start at 10 a.m. Info: Barbara Williams, 678-1335, or fwbaglow@yahoo.com. Junior Essentials Night The transition for juniors becoming seniors can be overwhelming. In an effort to make this transition smooth, Niceville High School will offer its annual Junior Essentials Night on April 12, at 6 p.m., in the NHS Auditorium. This is a night for all juniors and their parents to learn the essentials to be better prepared for the post-secondary process. Topics covered include: Senior resume, senior newsletter, ACT/SAT/CPT testing, college entrance requirements, applying to college, financial aid and Florida Bright Futures scholarships. RBCS choirs concert Rocky Bayou Christian School will hold its choirs concert on Apirl 13, at 7 p.m., at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Performing will be the Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and the Chorale. Audubon annual retreat The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will hold its annual retreat April 13-14, at the Shell Island Fish Camp near St. Marks. For reservations, contact Shell Island Fish Camp at 925-6226. Info: Margaret Benner, 678-6665. NHS Jazz Band dinner The NHS Jazz Band dinner and silent auction will be April 14, at 6 p.m., at the Community Life Center at Niceville UMC. The cost is $35 per plate, or $325 for a premier reserved table for eight. Menu, by Chef Meghan Gordon, includes chicken san marino, roasted potatoes, a salad, vegetable medley, a roll and orange dream or chocolate cake. No special requests, please. For tickets, contact Carol Sarnosky at csarnosky@yahoo.com, or 897-0990. Genealogical meeting The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will meet on April 14, at 10 a.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Drive, Valparaiso. The program will be a members' "Show n' Tell." Anyone in the community who is interested in family history is invited to join the group. An optional Dutch treat lunch at a local restaurant will follow the meeting. Info: 678-2023. 'Pick Your Poison' The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club will hold a "Pick Your Poison" Regatta on April 14. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Skippers' meeting at 11 a.m., and the start at noon. Entry fee is $25, with a $5 credit to U.S. Sailing members, or members of a GYA club. All entrants should have a valid PHRF or X-PHRF certificate. Boats without a valid certificate will be assigned the lowest GYA or national rating for that boat, minus 6 seconds. The regatta headquarters will be at the Bluewater Bay Marina, and the racing area will be located on Choctawhatchee Bay. Info: Denis Duhaime, 855-3285, or dduhaime@gmail.com. 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: $20 late entry/race day, $10 kids' fun run. Online registration: active.com. Info: schumann.lori@gmail.com. YMCA yard sale The Niceville YMCA will hold a yard sale on April 14, from 8 a.m.noon, to benefit the YMCA. Bring donations to the Niceville YMCA, 1031 E. John Sims Parkway, or visit the yard sale on April 14. Info: 8979622. Birds of Prey Lisa Miller will present her Birds of Prey at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, 4956 State Highway 20 East, Freeport, on April 14, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Lisa is the Center's Birds of Prey Rehabilitator. Standard admission rates apply. Info: eowilsoncenter.org. Relay for Life fundraiser Enjoy lunch or dinner at Cafe Bienville, Niceville, on April 14, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and 10 percent of all proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. Info: 678-2233. Scout-O-Rama The Choctaw District of the Gulf Coast Council, Boy Scouts of America, will hold its annual ScoutO-Rama on April 14, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Uptown Station, Fort Walton Beach. This event is open to all and admission is free. There will be free games, demonstrations, crafts and community information booths. Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops and Venture crews will have activities to challenge participants' skills. Inflatable attractions will be available for children to enjoy at a cost of $10 per person, or $25 for the family. Relay for Life yard sale Relay For Life teams will join forces in their annual community yard sale April 14, at Niceville Church of Christ across from the High School, from 7 a.m.-noon. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Info: Amy Moye, 974-2564, or moyeac@aol.com. Texas Hold 'Em The Twin Cities Elks Lodge #2747 will hold a No Limit Texas Hold 'Em With the Elks, benefiting Florida State Elks Youth Camp and Florida Elks Children's Therapy Services. The tournament will be April 14, at 224 Seminole Ave., Valparaiso. Registration will begin at 4 p.m., cards fly at 5 p.m. There will be a no-cost buffet, but there is a $20 suggested donation to play in the tournament. Receive an extra $1,000 in chips for an additional $20. Info: Patti McAndrews, 9740843. RBCS bands concert Rocky Bayou Christian School will hold its spring bands concert on April 14, at 6:30 p.m., at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church. Admission is fress, and the public is invited. Performing will be the Symphonic Band, the Jazz Band, the Concert Band, the Beginning Band and select ensembles. Gospel concert Libby and Friends Gospel Concert Ministry will present The Master's Men Quartet of Milton on April 14, at 6 p.m., at Central Baptist Church, 951 S. Ferndon Blvd., Crestview. A love offering will be received. Info: LibbyAndFriendsGospelConcerts.co m, or Libby White, 496-7106. Nine-mile hike Join the Florida Trail Association for a nine-mile hike on April 14 near Freeport, beginning at 8 a.m. Info: 683-0803, or choctaw.floridatrail.org. Choral ensembles concert The Northwest Florida SymphonyChorale and Bell Voci, two choral ensembles that represent Northwest Florida State College, will present a free concert, Choral Expressions of Praise, Poetry and Piety: the music of Hummel, Brahmns and Liszt, on April 14, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Niceville. Bonita Clark will be the guest organist. The concert is free, but donations to further the choral program at the college will be accepted. Info: Lois Van Dam, vandaml@nwfsc.edu. 'Flutes Furioso' to perform The ensemble "Flutes Furioso" of Northwest Florida State College will perform on April 14, at noon, at the Tyler Recital Hall in the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the college’s Niceville campus, and again on April 15, at 2:30 p.m., in the atrium of Westwood Retirement Resort at 1001 Mar Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach. Both concerts are free and open to the public. Info: Robin Horne, 243-2609, or NWFSC Fine Arts, 729-5382. Navigation class The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 1-4 Destin will conduct a navigation/how to read a nautical chart class on April 18, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Bass Pro Shop in Destin. This course will provide the navigator with the knowledge to interpret the chart's contents to navigate safely to the destination and return to port. Cost: $25 per person, and includes a text book and training chart. Pre-registration is requested by April 15. Info: flotilla14.org. To register contact John Ryan at ryanjohnj@hotmail.com, or 623-9808782. 10th church anniversary Pastors Walter and Barbara Williams, and the members of All God's Children and the Living Word Worship Center invites the public to the 10th church anniversary celebration on April 15, at 3 p.m., at 40 S. John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso. The special guest will be Pastor W. Earl Williams and the New Hope Church of Laurel Hill. Dinner will be served prior to the service. Info: 6787632. Tax Day Rally The fourth annual Tea Party Tax Day Rally, hosted by the NicevilleValparaiso Tea Party, will be April 15, from 12:30-3:30 p.m., at Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive. Booths will open at 12:30 p.m., and the program will be from 1-3:30 p.m., rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs. Vendors will be available with food for sale. Visors, books, T-shirts, buttons and U.S. Constitutions will be available for a donation. Info: Joseph Pascarella, 729-2873, or info@emeraldcoastpatriots.org. Yard sale extravaganza Saint Paul Lutheran Church will accept donations for its Annual Yard Sale Extravaganza April 15-April 19, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The church will accept anything in usable condition for the sale including: furniture, toys, household items, books, clothing, accessories, electronics and yard tools. The yard sale will be April 21, from 7 a.m.noon, in the church parking lot, 1407 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used for a Lutheran Scholarship fund, and various other charitable purposes. Info, or for large item pickups, call the church office at 678-1298. Square dancing Grab a partner and head on over for an introduction to Square Dancing. There will be a free open house on April 16, at 6 p.m., 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: 678-4515. Management seminar The Costa Leadership Institute at Northwest Florida State College will host a "Getting the Best Out of Your People" seminar on April 17, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Niceville campus. Registration will be accepted until the session date, space permitting. Info: 729-6880, or nwfsc.edu/LI. The one-day seminar will cover managing and motivating people successfully to close the gaps between your team's current outcomes and your desired results. Cost: $105. Holocaust Remembrance The Niceville Library, in partnership with the Florida Humanities Council, will sponsor a program of Remembrance for the National Days of Holocaust. The program will be April 17, from 6:30-8 p.m., in the Niceville Community Center. The guest speaker will be Pam Smith, who will provide information on the Holocaust Remembrance. Also, Okaloosa County Sheriff Inspector George Collins will address the issue of human trafficking in Okaloosa County. This event is free and open to the public. Info: Pam Smith, pamsmith2@cox.net, or 678-5484. Relay for Life meeting Team captains, volunteers, cancer survivors, and potential sponsors are all invited to attend the last Relay for Life team meeting on April 17, from 6-7 p.m., at Niceville Church of Christ. This will be the last team meeting before the event on May 4. Info: Shelly Nightengale, 244-3813, ext. 3556, or Shelly.Nightengale@cancer.org. Saltwater Seminar This month's Emerald Coast Saltwater Seminar Series will be April 18, at 7 p.m., at North Light Marina, Niceville. The seminar will focus on tips and techniques to help catch more king mackerel, as well as proven ways to target bigger fish. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and there will be free raffles. The seminar is open to everyone. Info: saltwater-events.com, or Joe Z., 516-0709. Volunteer Day Northwest Florida State College's PRIME Time program will host Volunteer Day on April 18, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Student Services Center, rooms 132-133, on the college's Niceville campus. Local representatives from a large variety of agencies will be on hand to answer questions about volunteering for their program, or volunteering in the local area. Info: Laura Schultze, 729-6084. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY 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 NWFSC presents 'Women on Wellness' on FridayA "Women on Wellness" one-day symposium will be held April 13, from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Northwest Florida State College's Costa Leadership Institute, Niceville. This educational conference will help women achieve balance and success in life, work and health. The keynote speaker will be Hannah Curlee, "The Biggest Loser" Season 11 runner-up. For information, or to register, visit WomenOnWellness.org, or call 729-6880. 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 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 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” “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. NWFSC Chorale Saturday, April 14 7:30 p.m.ENROLL YOUR CHILD TODAY! A Florida VPK provider.CO1OK0064

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON First Florida Bank is seeking full-time Financial Service Representatives with at least 2 years experience. Preference will be given to candidates with prior knowledge of teller duties/operations to include the following: processing deposits and funds, daily balancing, and crossselling bank products and services. Please fax resumes to Jennifer Dugan at 850-6545098 or visit our website at www.FirstFLBank.com Trucking company based in NW Indiana is looking for OTROwner/OperatorsSingles and Teams PAID on all dispatched miles...This is Year Round Work...Not seasonal...Must have clean MVR, valid Class A CDL, Pass all DOT requirements, 2 years min. exp. Pass PreEmployment drug screen and Background check-No Felonies. For more information and application, please call MonFri, 8a.m-4p.m. only. 219-866-0428. Newspaper Graphic Artist Part-time Beacon Newspapers, publisher of The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot, and The Green Beret, seeks a parttime 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. Newspaper Ad Sales The Beacon Newspapers (The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot, and The Green Beret) has an opening for a career-minded, full-time person to sell newspaper advertising outside the office. Calling on new customers and collecting also required. Candidates should be upbeat, energetic, organized, self-starting and detail-oriented. Salary plus commission. Benefits include IRA plan and paid vacation. Candidates must be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. We will train the right person. Reply with cover letter and resume, or apply in person at the Beacon, 1181 John Sims Parkway (Parkway East Shopping Center), Niceville, FL 32578. Looking for a job? Check the Beacon Classified section every Wednesday. Reception/Mailroom Full-time Beacon Newspapers (The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot, The Green Beret) has an opening for a full-time 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 word-processing, 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 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. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 BE A C O N SP O R T SBE A C O N SPO R T S Page B-6 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 11U Mustangs sweep Kentucky visitorsThe 11U Niceville Florida Mustangs and Campbellsville, Ky., Eagles stood for a group picture after Niceville won a doubleheader at Rarick Little League Field on Sunday, April 1, 5-2 and 5-0. The Mustangs are in purple jerseys with gold tops. After the games, the teams shared a barbecue cookout. This was one of several Kentucky baseball teams that came down to play during their spring break week. The Emerald Coast has been a popular destination for numerous Kentucky baseball teams for more than 10 years. Lifter seeks state titleAdam Downing, a senior at Rocky Bayou Christian School, earned first place in the 183-pound class at the sectional meet Monday, April 2, at Arnold High School in Panama City. He will compete in the State Championship Weight Meet on April 20 in Kissimmee.Bluewater golfers take ‘12 state championshipBluewater Bay Resort went wire-to-wire to win the 2012 Men’s Interclub Team Championship at Grand Cypress Golf Club & Walt Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Course in Orlando, March 31-April 1. After six weeks of matches and two rounds of playoffs, Bluewater Bay Resort beat out seven other regional champions to be crowned the Men’s Interclub State Champions. Bluewater earned 202 points in the first round to take a 12-point lead heading into the final round. In the final round, Bluewater Bay was led by Rolf Klam and his 41 stabelford points, to help his team finish with 217 points on the day, and a tournament total of 419 points to capture the title by three points. This is Bluewater Bay’s second Men’s Interclub Championship title after claiming the inaugural championship. The Palencia Club finished in second place with 416 points, while defending champion Wentworth Golf Club and The Evergreen Club finished tied for third place with 395 points. After two rounds, Bluewater won the Panhandle Region, Lake Ashton Golf Club, Lake Wales, won the Central Region, the Palencia Club, Saint Augustine, won the Northeast Region, Golden Hills Golf & Turf Club, Ocala, won the Greater Ocala Region, the Evergreen Club, Palm City, won Southeast Region, Forest Glen Golf and Country Club, Naples, won the Naples Region, Wentworth Golf Club, Tarpon Springs, won the Tampa Bay Region, and Pelican Sound Golf & River Club, Estero, won the Suncoast Region. The Men’s Interclub Team Matches began in January and included six weeks of home and away matches, followed by regional playoffs and a state championship match at Grand Cypress Golf Club and Walt Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Course.Rain halts Ram-Marlin tennis boutHatten Huff prepares to return a volley during Thursday s tennis match with Destin at Bluewater Bay Tennis Center. She dropped her match, 6-5. The boys were tied, 2-2, and the girls led, 2-1, before rain halted the matchup. The contest will resume on a date to be determined. Beacon photo by Jeff GammonsKnights fall to PonceRocky Bayou Christian School freshman Josh Preston delivers a pitch during Thursday s home baseball game against Ponce de Leon. The Knights couldn t keep the visitors down, though, losing the game, 17-2. Beacon photo by Jeff Gammons Insurance agent provides rings for golf champsMembers of the Niceville High School golf team, which won the Florida high School Athletic Association Class 2A state championship during this school year, received their championship rings last week during an NHS softball game. State Farm Insurance agent Frank Walker provided the rings, which cost roughly $1,000. The Eagle golf championship was their first since 1960. 850-863-2153Fort Walton  Destin  NicevilleComprehensive Orthopaedic Care 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 TherapyJohn C. 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Ke yn ote S pe ak e r Ha nn ah Cu rl eeThe Biggest LoserSeaso n 11 r u nn e r -up REGISTER TOD A Y Only $40 C all 850-729-6880 o r vi s i t W ome n O nW e lln ess.o r g Half Pricefor theFirst 50to Register Before After 7:30 A M … 3:30 PM No rt hwes t Fl o r ida S t a t e Co ll ege Cos t a Leade r ship I n s t i t u t e Nicevi ll e Presented By: Schedules Wednesday, April 11 RBCS @Jay, weightlifting, 4 NHS -Louisville, softball, 6 Ruckel -Meigs, track, 3:30 Lewis @Pryor, track, 3:30 Destin @L. Jackson, track, 3:30 Thursday, April 12 RBCS @Vernon, softball, 5 NHS -Mercy Academic, Ky., softball, 6 Ruckel -Shoal River, tennis, 3 Destin -Pryor, tennis, 4 Lewis @Davidson, tennis, 3 Lewis -Bruner, golf, 3 Ruckel -Destin, golf, 3:30 Friday, April 13 NHS -Kentucky Game, baseball, TBA NHS @Pace, softball, 6:30 RBCS @Bethlehem, baseball, 5 Monday, April 16 NHS @Districts (FWB), softball, TBA Monday-Tuesday, April 16, 17 RBCS @District (N. Florida Christian), softball TBA Monday, Wednesday, April 16, 18 NHS @State, tennis, TBA Tuesday, April 17 NHS @Pace, baseball, 7 NHS @District (FWB), softball, TBA