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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00099641/00173
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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: 05-09-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
lccn - sn 98001910
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System ID: UF00099641:00173

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Silver Sands Republican Women, Federated hosted a forum Monday for Republican candidates seeking the office of Okaloosa County Tax Collector. The two GOP candidates for tax collector addressed the forum in Bluewater Bay: incumbent Ben Anderson and challenger Bill Roberts, a three-term county commissioner, former Fort Walton Beach mayor and city councilman. No other candidates have announced for the post.By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville, Valparaiso, Okaloosa County Regional Sewer Board canceled $1.45 million in planned construction after wildlife authorities said it might hurt a minnow that lives in nearby streams. In return, Eglin Air Force Base officials have agreed to substantially reduce the rent the base will charge for continuing to spray treated effluent on Air Force land, according to sewer board officials. Karen Herrington, a biologist with the By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The fundraising arm of Northwest Florida State College pledged $486,000 to guarantee the next performance season at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. Northwest Florida State College Foundation board of directors voted to underwrite the 201213 show schedule during a meeting last week on the Niceville campus. Officials said they don't believe the foundation will ultimately have to pay any money, however, because they expect costs of the season to be covered by ticket sales. During the same meeting, May 1, the directors agreed to spend endowment money for student scholarships. They also heard a discussion of the national economic situation, and its likely effect on the foundation, from financial advisor Ray McGovern. Arts Center Director Cliff Herron explained to the directors that the college itself is not allowed to use tuition or tax money to underwrite, or financially back, the show series, which largely consists of national touring productions of musical theater and performances by singers and musicians. But the foundation, which raises additional funds for the college from private donors, may do so. The directors agreed to underwrite the show series cost of $486,000. The money is expected to be repaid through ticket sales, said Foundation Saturday, 10 a.m. The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will hold its monthly meeting at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. The speaker will be Tony Mennillo who will share historical stories of Destin and the Emerald Coast, based upon photos by his father Arturo. Menillo is the author of "Salty Memories Along the Coastal Highway."Saturday, noon Lewis School will host the Lewis Athletics First Golf Tournament at Eglin's Eagle Course. There will be a noon shotgun start. The tournament is a three-person scramble. Cost: $50 per person/$150 per team. Check-in and lunch will be at 11 a.m. The tournament will benefit the entire sports program at Lewis. Monday, 6 p.m. The NicevilleValparaiso Tea Party will host a County Commissioner District 5 forum The meeting will be held in Niceville City Hall Chambers. All candidates have agreed to participate. Tuesday, 6 p.m. The Niceville High School Chorus will present its 2012 Spring Concert at First Baptist Church of Niceville. All NHS Chorus ensembles will perform. Tickets at the door will be $7. All proceeds directly support Chorus purchases of music and supplies. Calendar, B-4 T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 5016 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Please see FISH, page A-2 Please see METH, page A-8 Please see GOP, page A-3Wednesday, May 9, 2012 COMINGUP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 GOP tax collector hopefuls trade jabsMobile meth lab seized in Valp., cops say Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Military personnel, family members, friends and supporters Saturday came from all across America to take part in the 43rd annual memorial service at the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School east of Niceville. The ceremony honored 18 EOD technicians killed in action in the past yeara record. The main address was delivered by Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff, who said the job requires "the mind of an engineer, the hands of a surgeon, and the courage of a martyr." Pictured, Schwartz speaks to family members of one of the EOD technicians who died last year.18 slain EOD techs honored A day of prayerThe annual National Day of Prayer observance in Niceville drew a sizable crowd Thursday at city hall. Driven inside by threat of rain, attendees heard local clergy members lead prayers for the U.S., its people and its leaders. The stated theme was from Psalm 33:12Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. One of the speakers, Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold, said: Faith in God built this nation, and has made us the envy of the world." The observance began with music by the Rocky Bayou Christian School Chamber Choir (backs to camera) and band. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith A man identified by police as Jeffrey Lee Johnson, Freeport, gets a decontamination shower from a firehose May 2 in Valparaiso after getting out of a truck that authorities said served as a rolling meth lab. He was arrested on drug charges. Beacon photo by Del Lessard By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer A police investigation that began with a traffic ticket in Valparaiso uncovered a suspected mobile meth lab, resulting in the arrest of a motorist on drug charges. Jeffrey Lee Johnson, unemployed, 43, 1590 Black Creek Blvd., Freeport, was arrested by Valparaiso police May 2 on charges of unlawful possession of listed chemicals, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, The 'threatened' Okaloosa darter. Concern for the health of the tiny fish caused cancellation of a $1.45 million plan to inject sewage effluent into the ground north of Niceville.Fish torpedoes sewage projectEglin to slash sprayfield rent A production of 'Shrek, The Musical' may come to NWFSC later this year. Please see ARTS, page A-6Foundation guarantees $486,000 for arts season Ben Anderson Bill Roberts

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Before you decide, ask us to send you free information about our qualifications and experience.U.S. Fish and Wild life Service in Panama City, told the Beacon that the proposed project might have resulted in lots of treated wastewater flowing into a stream inhabited by the threatened Okaloosa darter, a tiny fish thought to live chiefly on the Eglin Air Force Base reservation where the work was to occur. Herrington said the agency feared that the effluent would introduce "endocrinal disrupters"such as drugs and personal-care productsthat could harm the fish. The two-inch Okaloosa darter has been listed as a "threatened" species by the wildlife agency since last year. Previously it was listed as "endangered," a higher-priority listing that was downgraded following Eglin efforts to restore the creature's habitat. The regional sewer board voted May 2 to stop the effluent project and continue to spray most treated wastewater from its Niceville treatment plant on grassy fields on the Eglin reservation just north of the city. From there, the effluent soaks into the ground, where it, too, enters the water table, but at a greater distance from the darter stream. A proposed upgrade of the disposal system, Rapid Infiltration Basin System (RIBS), would have reduced size of the sprayfield, saving a considerable sum of money in rent. Eglin Air Force Base officials had demanded that the sewer board pay market rates for its 240-acre sprayfield. The board, which currently uses the land for free, said the now-canceled upgrade would have slashed the size of the field by two-thirds, to about 80 acres. As a result, estimated rent would have dropped to about $110,000 a year, officials estimated. As part of a deal to abandon the RIBS project, Eglin officials appear to have cut the rent they sought for the current 240-acre sprayfield to a figure in the neighborhood of what they would have charged for the planned, smaller one. Eglin spokesman Mike Spaits confirmed that cancellation of the RIBS project would reduce rent charged on the 240-acre sprayfield. At a May 2 meeting, Glenn Stephens, board engineer, told regional sewer board members that he had met with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He said the wildlife agency and Eglin officials preferred that the utility continue to use the sprayfield rather than RIBS to dispose of treated wastewater from the plant. Stephens said he was told that if the utility installed the RIBS system, the sewer authority would likely be required to monitor the nearby darter stream for the presence of pharmaceutical and personal care products that are found in sewage. The RIBS would dispose of all the wastewater in a quarter of the land area, he said, and USFWS officials fear that most of the water would eventually wind up in a nearby darter stream that flows into Rocky Bayou. According to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, pharmaceuticals and personal-care products, or PPCPs, include prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, sun screen, fragrances, cosmetics and veterinary drugs that are excreted or discarded into the sewage stream. By their nature, many PPCPs contain "bioactive chemicals" which affect living tissue. Stephens estimated that testing for PPCPs would cost the utility about $50,000 a year, possibly more. Stephens and Wanda Cruttenden, Niceville city planner, attended a meeting with Eglin and the wildlife service. They said Eglin was willing to reduce the rent it will charge if the board abandons RIBS in favor of the existing sprayfields. Stephens said Eglin's real estate personnel estimated an annual cost of $90,000 to $100,000 for the 240-acre sprayfield, if the regional utility abandoned the RIBS. The regional sewer authority had originally estimated the cost to continue leasing the sprayfields from Eglin at $1,382 per acre, with annual escalators. At that price, the annual lease to the regional utility would be about $330,000. Sewer board president Patrick Strong expressed concern that it would prove difficult to grow grass on the sprayfield with the new treatment plant removing much of the nitrogen from effluent. But Lannie Corbin, Niceville city manager, said that the city planned to step up irrigation use of the treated effluent, also known as reuse water. That would reduce the amount of water that sprayfield grasses would need to absorb, he said. Also, he said that when Okaloosa County diverts its share of sewage now going to the regional utility, it would result in a drop of about 800,000 gallons of effluent per day. FISHFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Del Lessard The effluent sprayfield of the Niceville, Valparaiso, Okaloosa County Regional Sewer Board north of Niceville will remain at 240 acres following objections that its planned shrinkage would hurt the threatened Okaloosa darter. IT'S HER DAY SUNDAY!with a gift from Bayou Book Co. Oak Creek Shopping Center Niceville 678-1593 9-6 Mon.-Sat. www.bayoubookcompany.com Since 1986Show Mom some love...Page A-2 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 THEBAYBEACONState Democrat delegates namedBeacon Staff Seven Okaloosa County Democrats, including three from the Niceville area, were elected Saturday as delegates to the Florida Democratic Party State Convention. This was the first time the Florida Democratic Party held caucuses in all 67 counties to elect 1,500 state convention delegates. The following Okaloosa County residents were elected at the County Caucus. From Congressional District 1: Naomi Hardison, Fort Walton Beach; Harriet Humphrey, Shalimar; Clara Oates, Shalimar; Judy Byrne Riley, Niceville; and Gary Stelling, Shalimar. Ellen Holt and Jerry Mallory, both of Bluewater Bay, were selected from Congressional District 2. All were unopposed. According to the Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee Chair Jerry Mallory, 55 ballots were cast at Saturday's Okaloosa County Caucus in Shalimar. The delegates will go to the party's state convention June 1-3 in Tampa, where they will select 300 delegates and 23 alternates for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., this summer. If selected for the National Convention, it will be Riley's fourth trip. She has attended three such conventions, once as a delegate. Highway dedicationState Sen. Don Gaetz, RDistrict 4, invited the public to Doolittle Park in Valparaiso on May 15, at 10 a.m., where he will designate part of State Road 20 as The Purple Heart Memorial Highway. The road will be dedicated from the intersection of State Road 85, toward Niceville, to the Okaloosa County line. The dedication, approved by the Florida Legislature, is to honor the women and men in the community who have shed blood and given their lives for freedom, Gaetz said. "It's a chance to show our solidarity for our military and our respect and admiration for their sacrifice," he said. The event is free and open to the public.

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By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer A Niceville man, a bouncer at an Okaloosa Island nightspot, was arrested Monday after he allegedly knocked a serviceman unconscious, critically injuring him. Jonathon Richard Rybicki, 25, of 1471 29th St., Niceville, was arrested by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies on a charge of aggravated battery, causing great bodily harm, according to sheriff's reports. Arrest reports and a statement from the sheriff's office gave the following account: On May 4, at 4:05 a.m., Rybicki, a bouncer employed by The Swamp, 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, and several other staff members were involved in an argument with Gabriel John Wasnuk, 25, an Air Force member from Ohio. Witnesses reported that as Wasnuk tried to get into a taxi, Rybicki punched him in the head, knocking him unconscious, and fled. Rybicki told deputies he hit Wasnuk in self-defense. Wasnuk was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, where he underwent emergency life-saving surgery. He was reported in critical condition Monday. Anderson cited his record as tax collector after being appointed to the post in the wake of previous tax collector Chris Hughes resignation in June 2011 amid controversy over Hughes payment of more than $1 million in secret bonuses to some employees, many of whom were contributors to his political campaigns. Anderson said he has acted to cut costs and eliminate excessive expenditures, ordering a "forensic" audit of the tax collectors office, scheduling in-house audits every quarter and making copies of the tax collectors budget available to the state department of revenue, the county commission and the public. Anderson said he has also improved the services provided by the tax collectors office, by updating the offices website, developing applications to help people use their smart phones and other hand-held devices to access the tax collectors office, and generally improving efficiency. Put me back in, Anderson said, and Ill continue to protect your money and provide better services. Roberts cited his 18 years of experience in local government, in Fort Walton Beach and on the county commission, and his 31 years of local business ownership. Im proud of the leadership Ive given, he said, and added he knows how to make government do more with less. Asked about the Hughes controversy, Roberts replied, Thats why Im in this raceto not let this happen again. He criticized the report of the forensic audit which concluded that nothing illegal had happened in the tax collectors office although excessive spending had taken place. He said that the tax collectors office had been badly mismanaged and as a county commissioner, he had received more angry calls from citizens about the matter than about a previous scandal involving ex-Sheriff Charlie Morris theft of tax money. Asked about the ongoing scandal involving misspent funds from the Tourist Development Council, Roberts said, The buck stops here, at the county commission, and that as chairman of the commission, I had both Mark Bellinger (head of the TDC) and Jim Curry (county administrator) in my office as soon as he learned about the TDC's use of public money to buy a $750,000 yacht. Roberts said he had also proposed and voted for the immediate termination of Bellinger, but was outvoted by other county commissioners. He said he has asked the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office and other agencies to take part in the investigation, and that he suspects that others were complicit in the dirty deeds at the TDC. He said it is tragic that Bellinger apparently took his own life following exposure of the scandal. Anderson said he was outraged by the TDC scandal, which he said would never have happened if proper financial control procedures had been followed. He also said that the TDC reports directly to the chairman of the county commission, and that there was a lack of leadership at the top. Asked what they are doing or would do differently if elected, both candidates pledged to make the tax collectors office more transparent to public scrutiny. Anderson said he had hand-carried copies of the tax collector forensic audit report to the county commission, and had made copies available to state authorities and to the press, without waiting for public records requests. He said he plans in-house audits every quarter and will make tax collectors office records available to the public. Roberts also said he will make tax collectors records available to the public. Why should people even have to ask? he said. There is nothing on my desk that I have to hide. He said that audits alone are not enough to ensure integrity in government. How do you make someone ethical? he asked, and said that leadership must be by example. You have to live it. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 GOPFrom page A-1 Want to learn to sail this summer? Want to learn to sail this summer? E E m m e e r r a a l l d d C C o o a a s s t t S S a a i i l l i i n n g g A A s s s s o o c c . S S u u m m m m e e r r S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C a a m m p p s s w w w w w w . e e c c s s a a s s a a i i l l i i n n g g . c c o o m mAges 8 to 17: Two Week Camp, Half Days Start Dates: June 4, June 18, July 9 **Limited adult lessons available*** For on-line registration www.ecsasailing.com or callGeorge F. 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Executive Director Cristie Kedroski. Herron also outlined the tentative list of shows for the 2012-13 season. The schedule is subject to change before being finalized later this year. Broadway Series "Menopause, The Musical." "Shrek, The Musical." "Fiddler on the Roof." "Hair." "Rock of Ages." Artist Series "Broadway Rox." "Drumline." "Nunset Boulevard." "New York Tenors." "In the Mood." "Women of Ireland." "Tickets to an Artist Series show will cost $37, and to a Broadway Series show, $47. Two dollars from each ticket sale will go to the college to fund arts scholarships, according to NWFSC. Five other shows for schoolchildren on field trips are also scheduled. In other business during the meeting, the foundation directors agreed to allow $250,000 from the Mattie Kelley Endowment to be spent for scholarships during the coming school year. Kedroski said the endowment is now above water financially, unlike last year when it was underwater, with too little value in the fund to support all the scholarships for which funds were earmarked. Foundation financial advisor Ray McGovern, of the Merrill Lynch stockbrokerage, which invests the foundation's $32 million endowment, told directors that the U.S. economy continues to muddle along, and is expected to do the same for the next several years. He said economic gains reported earlier this year have shown themselves to be unsustainable, as jobless claims have gone up and gains in the gross domestic product have been less than hoped for earlier in the year. The key to the nations financial troubles, McGovern said, is government spending which increases national debt. From an economic viewpoint, McGovern said, the solution would be to cut spending. The government cant stop spending fast enough, he said, to solve the debt problem. McGovern then added, however, that from a political and social viewpoint, it is unlikely that the government will actually be able to make drastic spending cuts without triggering the sort of unrest, including riots in the streets of major cities, that overspent European nations like Greece have been experiencing as they try to cut social welfare programs in order to get their spending and national debts under control. Since spending can only be reduced slowly, if at all, without triggering unrest, McGovern said he expects a continuation of slow economic growth, and that in the coming months, inflation may become an issue. Corporations, he said, are in better financial shape than the government, but are reluctant to invest any of the cash they currently have on hand, because of uncertainty about the future, and especially about the future regulatory and tax policies of the nation. Companies, he said, are buying back their own stock from investors, and sitting on huge piles of cash, but are hesitating to build new facilities or hire more people because of financial uncertainty. Fortunately for the NWFSC Foundation, McGovern said, the foundations investments have been weighted in favor of modest return but low risk. These have performed better than the market as a whole, leaving the foundation in a sound financial position, he said. The next meeting of the NWFSC Foundation board of directors is scheduled for 7:30 a.m., July 3, on the third floor conference room of the student services building on NWFSCs Niceville campus. ARTSFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 THEBAYBEACON THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHERStacey Bishop, 39, Niceville, healthcare worker Jenifer Cunningham, 33, Niceville, mom The things my children have made for me. My 5-year-old son made me a big poster-board Mother s Day card with a heart. My 7-year-old daughter made me a little picture frame at school with a picture of her inside. She was so proud of it! When my 7-year-old daughter surprised me with breakfast in bed for the first time. She had done it all by herself, but I think my husband helped a little. It was terrible, but I loved it. My 14-year-old son got a job picking up beach chairs so he could buy me a dozen roses. Having only been a mom for a year, it s too soon to tell.by Mike GriffithWhat was the best thing anyone gave you or did for you on Mother s Day?Tanya Forsha, 32, Niceville, bank managerLocation: Lincoln ParkCharlene Haun, 28, Niceville, title clerk Jeanne McIntyre, 42, Miramar Beach, administrator Amber Williams, 33, Niceville, cashierWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. 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ArrestsManuel Emilio Alvarado, 38, of 4298 Ida Coon Circle, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies April 25 on a violation of probation charge on the original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. * Christina Jean Laird-Zeno, a restaurant employee, 47, of 203 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies April 25 on a violation of probation charge on the original charge of DUI. * Troy Adams, 37, of 1417-D 29th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies April 24 on a Charlotte County warrant for violation of probation on the original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. * Steven Patrick Howald, 49, of 1534 Hickory St., Niceville, and Teresa Ann Howald, 40, of the same address, were arrested by sheriff's deputies April 21, each charged with one count of fraud, concealing information to obtain prescription, subsequent violation. A pharmacist in Niceville became suspicious March 10 after getting a call from Steven Howald asking why the pharmacy would not release health information to his wife, Teresa, and asking if he could get a refill on his own prescription for Zolpidem Tartrate 10 mg, a Schedule IV drug. Teresa Howald arrived later the same day to pick up her husband's prescription medication. The pharmacist checked the state's prescription drug monitoring website and concluded that Steven and Teresa Howald appeared to be "doctor shopping," that is seeking a prescription for a controlled drug from a doctor without telling the doctor that they already had received a prescription for the same controlled substance from another doctor within the previous 30 days. Between Dec. 20, 2011, and March 7, 2012, Teresa Howald allegedly obtained seven prescriptions for Zolpidem Tartrate, including prescriptions with multiple refills, from four different doctors. Between Sept. 21, 2011. and Oct. 26, 2011, Steven Howald allegedly received three prescriptions for Zolpidem Tartrate, all with refills, from three different doctors. Between Feb. 22 and Feb. 27, 2012, Mr. Howald allegedly received two prescriptions of hydrocodone/acetaminophen, a Schedule III controlled substance, from two different doctors. Several of the prescribing doctors allegedly swore in written statements that neither Howald told them that they were receiving other prescriptions for the same controlled medications within the 30-day time period.DUI arrestsMatthew Scott Allen, 44, of 207 Crystal Court, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI in the 4500 block of East Highway 20, Niceville, April 27 at 10:23 p.m.TheftsA Valparaiso resident reported April 26 that a rental property in the 200 block of Montana Avenue that was being used for storage had been burglarized and several items stolen, including crystal glassware valued at between $1,750 and $2,500, a $2,000 set of silverware and other items. Two windows appeared to have been tampered with. The burglary apparently occurred within the past three to four months. * A Valparaiso resident from the 300 block of Okaloosa Avenue reported that unknown person(s) stole a .380-caliber handgun from an unlocked kitchen drawer stometime April 26-27. * An 87-year-old Niceville woman is out $1,500 in an all-toofamiliar telephone fraud known as the grandmother scam. The woman told police that a man called her April 27 claiming to be her grandson. "You don't sound like my grandson," the woman told the caller. "I have a broken nose and I am in pain and have wrecked my truck," the scammer replied, adding that he also needed money. The victim went to the credit union, withdrew $1,600, and wired $1,500 to Peru. The woman said the unknown man called her again and asked her if she sent the money and she then gave him the transaction number. When the victim called her son's girlfriend she learned her grandson was not in Peru. Police said the phone number on the victim's cell phone was out of Ontario, Canada. The victim was advised to contact the FBI because of the apparent international scam. * A Niceville resident from the 300 block of 23rd Street reported that unknown person(s) stole a $160 beach cruiser bicycle from the front porch of the residence April 28. * A Niceville resident from the 100 block of 2nd Street reported that someone stole prescription medications from the residence sometime April 18-23. The victim had just filled the 90-pill prescription. * A Niceville resident reported two juveniles stole his bicycle from a business, 139 W. John Sims Parkway, April 26. One of the juvenile suspects put another bike in the bushes at a nearby business, and it has been recovered. * A Niceville resident from the 1700 block of Union Avenue reported that someone stole a fanny pack and wallet from a downstairs bedroom of the residence. Four credit cards, $260 cash, an ID and other items in the wallet were reported stolen. * A Niceville resident from the 1500 block of Pine Street reported that unknown person(s) stole his professional camera equipment from his locked pickup truck while it was parked in the driveway overnight April 30-May 1. Deputies found no evidence of forced entry. The stolen equipment, two digital cameras four other lenses, about 25 storage media and a camera case containing assorted filters and other photographic items, was valued at $10,000. * A Niceville woman who was hospitalized April 25-26 after she became highly intoxicated and sick outside a Niceville restaurant, 4538 E. Highway 20, reported that when she returned home her purse was in disarray and several items missing. The missing items included a bank check card, a $1,500 diamond ring, a $3,000, two-set wedding ring combo with a large diamond and a plastic pill bottle with about $500 worth of gold bits and pieces taken from old jewelry.Criminal MischiefA Valparaiso resident from the 300 block of Edge Avenue reported that someone threw a hose nozzle through a window in the back door of the residence April 26. * Niceville police reported finding graffiti on the building walls behind the school district's bus barn, 511 Crestview Ave,, April 29.OtherA woman shopper called 911 after she was accidentally locked in a Niceville store, 1021 E. John Sims Parkway, April 28 about 9:35 p.m. Police stood by as the emergency contact for the business returned to unlock the door. * The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, May 9, 2012 Page A-7 Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from April 30, 2012 through May 6, 2012. Street Situation Date Time North White Point Road..............Medical assist............................04/30/12............07:36 White Point Road.........................Assist invalid..............................04/30/12............14:58 Bobcat Cove.................................EMS call....................................04/30/12............17:35 North White Point Road..............Medical assist............................04/30/12............18:41 Saint Croix Cove..........................Assist invalid..............................05/01/12............00:33 White Point Road.........................Dispatched and canceled.........05/01/12............09:09 Troon Drive West.........................Assist invalid..............................05/01/12............17:45 White Point Road.........................EMS call....................................05/02/12............06:28 Pine Street....................................EMS call....................................05/02/12............09:27 Troon Drive West.........................Medical assist............................05/02/12............12:21 Ida Coon Circle............................EMS call....................................05/02/12............12:44 North White Point Road..............Medical assist............................05/02/12............20:24 North White Point Road..............Medical assist............................05/02/12............23:25 E. Highway 20..............................EMS call....................................05/03/12............09:35 Olde Post Road...........................EMS call....................................05/03/12............15:27 North White Point Road..............EMS call....................................05/03/12............16:55 North White Point Road..............EMS call....................................05/03/12............17:55 N. Highway 85..............................Dispatched and canceled.........05/03/12............20:17 Ida Coon Circle............................EMS call....................................05/03/12............20:19 North White Point Road..............Medical assist............................05/04/12............01:23 North White Point Road..............Medical assist............................05/04/12............06:48 Northridge Road...........................EMS call....................................05/04/12............06:48 Parkwood Place...........................Cooking fire...............................05/04/12............17:39 Oaklake Lane...............................Dispatched and canceled.........05/04/12............20:08 West Birkdale Circle....................Assist invalid..............................05/05/12............10:15 Boca Drive....................................Dispatched and canceled.........05/05/12............15:14 Troon Drive West.........................Assist invalid..............................05/05/12............16:33 Merchants Way............................EMS call....................................05/05/12............19:09 West Parkwood Lane..................Good intent call.........................05/06/12............09:19 Olde Post Road...........................Good intent call.........................05/06/12............18:23 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Fire Department ReportsNorth Bay 678-1789M-F 8:00-5:30 p.m. Sat. 8:00-12:30 p.m.410 John Sims Parkway(Located Directly Behind Papa Johns)Monday: LADIES DAY WE DO AUTO REPAIR! 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992driving while license suspended or revoked, habitual offender and attaching a tag not assigned, according to a police report and jail records. The police report gave the following account: An officer stopped a pickup truck after determining that the license tag belonged to another vehicle, at 6:07 a.m., in the 600 block of Valparaiso Parkway. The officer then found that the driver's license of Johnson, who was at the wheel, had been revoked in March as a habitual traffic violator. Johnson was arrested on the license charge, and his truck impounded. A police search of the vehicle discovered syringes, suspected methamphetamine and chemicals and equipment commonly used to make the drug. METHFrom page A-1 Jeffrey Lee Johnson Two Crestview police officers trained in dealing with hazardous materials associated with meth labs were called to the scene, according to Valparaiso police Capt. David Bruckelmeyer. Dressed in hazardous-materials suits, they removed and tested the materials found in Johnson's truck. Valparaiso firefighters were called because of the hazardous materials, said Valparaiso Fire Chief Mark Norris. Traffic on Valparaiso Parkway was blocked for about 90 minutes. As a precaution, Johnson was decontaminated, or washed with water from a fire hose after removing his outer clothes. A private company disposed of the chemicals and other contaminated materials, Norris said. Firefighters from the Okaloosa County's Special Operations team were also summoned. As of Monday, Johnson, remained in the Okaloosa County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court June 5.Page A-8 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 THEBAYBEACONNorthwest Florida s warm sunny climate and white sandy beaches attract many people to live here, but sun, rain, and salt spray from the Gulf of Mexico can damage the surface of your home and its roof. Thats where Rhino Shield comes in. While you may already be familiar with Rhino Shield, the special coating that lasts longer and protects better than conventional paint, you may not know that Rhino Shield s new Super Shield Ceramic Roof coating can now protect your roof as well as your exterior walls. Super Shield is a unique product, said Mike Redmond, owner of Rhino Shield Gulf South. This system is ideal for all kinds of roof surfaces such as asphalt, tile, aluminum, steel, copper, plywood, shakes, Styrofoam, concrete and clay. With Super Shield, you can make your old roof look more modern, and can change the color of your existing roofing material, such as shingle, metal or tiles, while protecting it and adding years of life to your roof. Where your roof has been repaired, you can ensure a uniform color and appearance even over parts of your roof that have been damaged or repaired in the past. 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By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer Take Stock in Children of Okaloosa County held a graduation celebration on April 25 to honor 18 high school seniors at the Niceville Community Center. Four of the seniors who were honored, Bradley Fehrenbach, Emily Huston, Thuyvi Luong and Malik Williams, will graduate from Niceville High School in June. Take Stock in Children provides mentors and educational scholarships for Florida's lowincome and at-risk youth. Take Stock students pledge to meet with their assigned mentor once a week, maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and remain drugand crime-free. The program began in 1995 at the state level, and in 1997 in Okaloosa County. The local program currently serves 108 students in schools throughout the district, including the public charter schools. There are currently 58 Take Stock in Children students enrolled in college, and 15 college graduates. Malik, Emily and Thuyvi have each participated in the Take Stock program since seventh gradeBradley came on board with the program in 10th grade. "Being able to talk to a mentor showed me that it is OK to ask for help," Emily said. "There are still genuine people out there." Bradley agreed, and said that the Take Stock program has given him advice that he will take with him to college. "I've been able to see that there are possibilities out there, and people who are willing to open doors for you," he said. Each Take Stock in Children senior receives a full tuition scholarship to attend any state college or university in Florida upon graduation and completion of the program. Although the scholarships are Florida prepaid scholarships, students are able to use them out-of-state at approved colleges and universities. Students who go to school out of state must secure scholarships or financial aid to cover the difference. Emily will attend Florida State University and major in music composition; Malik will attend Birmingham Southern College and will play football; Thuyvi will attend the University of Florida to study international relations; and Bradley will attend Florida State University to study pre-law. Niceville 2011-2012 Take Stock in Children scholarship donors include Community Youth Trust, Mid-Bay Rotary Club, Drs. David and Virginia Morgan, Ferrol and Rebecca Spence, Twin Cities Woman's Club and the Katie Mathews White Memorial Scholarship fund (City of Niceville). During the ceremony, Take Stock in Children also welcomed 11 new scholars. Wayna Niceville students honored as Take Stock grads 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 TOWN Whos NewsP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , M M a a y y 9 9 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2Michael Galati a 2006 Niceville High School graduate and former IT Institute student, will begin work at Google in June through their Internal Technology Residency Program. Google is located in Mountainview, Calif. *** Bethany Stevenson, of Niceville, recently received recognition as a member of the Beta-Beta-Beta national biological sciences honor society at Brevard College in North Carolina. Brevard College's Honors and Awards Ceremony honors those students who have excelled in their academic pursuits, or have been honored by induction into one or more of the honor societies in their chosen field of study. *** Caleb Coatsworth a 2011 graduate of Niceville High School and son of Ms. Liz Coatsworth, Niceville, and Matthew Coatsworth, Nevada, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Caleb is majoring in music. Caleb Coatsworth Beacon photo by Tess Hollis Cancer survivors took a lap around the Niceville High School practice field on Friday during the Relay for Life Survivors Lap. The lap was led by Jillian Arnould, right, who recently won her battle against cancer. It was Arnould's first lap at the Relay event since receiving a prosthetic leg in January. Beacon photo by Tess Hollis Blake Lawson, a fifth grader at Lewis School, looks over Marsville models that show how to sustain life on Mars. Marsville was held on Friday at the 33rd Fighter Wing Navy and Marine hangars on Eglin Air Force Base. By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer More than 450 students from Lewis, Longwood, Wright, Baker and Eglin Elementary schools participated in the 17th annual Marsville, held on Friday at the 33rd Fighter Wing Navy and Marine hangars on Eglin Air Force Base. Designed to inspire fifth grade students to enter career fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), groups of fifth graders simulated Martian life at Marsville by constructing living facilities. Students worked in teams to design and construct life-sized habitats and models of support systems for air, water, waste, food, transportation, communication and recreation. The Marsville program began in 1996 on the 10th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle crash. Eighty fifth graders participated from Lewis. 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Remember to have regular eye exams.Protect your skin with SUNSCREEN.Protect your eyes withPOLARIZED SUNGLASSES.Same day service in most cases.READY FOR SUMMER?Im ready!Relay for Life celebrates survival, gives hopeThe 2012 NicevilleValparaiso Relay for Life event was a success with more than 150 survivors in attendance, and 40 teams represented. The Niceville community raised more than $116,000 to go back toward the fight against cancer. The top teams, who raised the most money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event included: Twin Cities Woman's Club, more than $15,000. Survivors & Friends, more than $9,000 Penny Keepers, more than $8,000 Lewis Middle School, more than $5,000.

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Lewis teacher and Marsville coordinator Carrie Pike. The habitats were constructed out of heavy, clear plastic held together with duct tape. Once the habitats were constructed with the help of parents, teachers and military personnel, they were filled with air from large fans to "sustain life." In addition to the Marsville habitats, students built projects that simulated a mock Marsville, and how life could be sustained on Mars. Blake Lawson, a fifth-grader at Lewis, said building the projects was his favorite part of Marsville. "Building the habitats was also neat, because we get to see what other students are doing," he said. "I also like that we get to see what the military is doing here." The students built the habitats, shared their projects with their habitat mates, talked with guest speakers and participated in other Marsville activities. Because the event was held in the 33rd Fighter Wing hangars, students also had a chance to tour a Marine F-35B. "The purpose of Marsville is to show that students can work together cooperatively and bring about a solution to a possible real life programfinding an alternative site to support life," Pike said. Each Lewis student conducted their own research on information pertaining to their life support system, but also learned to share their findings in order to solve the problem of building their life support system on Mars. "The students are looking at a new world and setting up a colony on Marswhat could be better than that?" Pike said. Lewis fifth-grader Holly Chavis said she was excited about the event. "I've really liked learning about life on Mars, and I'm really enjoying today," she said. Pike said the Lewis students have been preparing for Marsville all school year. The official kick-off, however, for Marsville at Lewis was at the end of March when several people from Eglin Air Force Base visited the school for a Marsville education day, that included discussions on the needs of humans on Earth and what it would take for scientists and other people to provide for those same needs on Mars. "The students were so excited to begin their journey by the end of the day, that some of them went home and started researching all the possibilities," Pike said. Lewis Principal Mike Fantaski said the entire Marsville experience was just plain "fun" for the students. "The kids really enjoy it, and it's a great hands-on learning experience," he said. Special to the Beacon Michael Dye, Choral Music Director for Niceville High School, invites the community to join the NHS Chorus at the 2012 Spring Concert. The concert, which will include recognition for senior class chorus members and individual award winners, will be May 15, at First Baptist Church of Niceville, 622 Bayshore Drive, at 6 p.m. This will be the Chorus' final public performance this academic year. All NHS Chorus ensembles will perform: Kantorai, 9th grade women; Bel Canto, 10th grade women; Camerata, the men's chorus; Select Women, 11th-12th grade women; and the Niceville Singers, Niceville Chamber Singers and Opus One auditionbased mixed ensembles. Together, these vocal students earned six Superior ratings during the District Musicianship Performance Assessments, packed the Mattie Kelly Arts Center during their 2011 Holiday Concert and placed 17 students in the 2012 Florida All-State Chorus. Since August 2011, Opus One performed at the U.S. Air Force F35A Lightning II roll out ceremony; at Florida State Senate President-Designate Don Gaetz's prayer breakfast at the Historic Capitol and his designation ceremony in the Modern Capitol Senate Chamber; and at two Florida State University varsity basketball home games. Tickets for the Spring Concert are available for $5 through May 4 at the NHS Chorus Room, or from any NHS Chorus student. Tickets at the door will be $7. All proceeds directly support Chorus purchases of music and supplies. For additional information about the concert, contact Ken Pickler, NHS Chorus Booster President, at president@nicevillechrous.com; or Janet Simpson, NHS Chorus Booster Vice President, at vp@nicevillechorus.com. THE BAY BEACON SALUTES THE FALLENBeacon Newspapers 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, FL 32578(850) 678-1080 Fax 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comAdvertising Deadline: Thursday, May 17 Dont miss this chance to help your customers plan their summer shopping! FREE color on ads! DONT BE LEFT OUT! CALL 678-1080 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY! DEADLINE MAY 17!H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H ATTENTION ADVERTISERS! COLORFUL MEMORIAL DAY ADVERTISING PAGESPublishing May 23 in the Bay Beacon and May 25 in the Eglin Flyer, the Hurlburt Patriot and the Green Beret! Page B-2 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 PARENTS OF HOMESCHOOLERS Would you like to honor your student's graduation from high school in the Bay Beacon?If your student will graduate from high school this year, we would love to include him or her in the Bay Beacon's annual salute to grads, called "Faces of the Future." We will publish photos of all participating high school seniors.Just email a photo of your graduate, along with the student's name, your name, phone, address and email to: info@baybeacon.com (only the photo and the grad's name will be published). Please include "homeschooler graduation photo" in the subject line.Or please drop a photo by our o ce for scanning, along with the infomation. This is a FREEservice to the community Beacon photos by Tess Hollis Fifth graders from Lewis School listened as Eglin Air Force Base airmen instruct them on building their Marsville habitat. The habitats were made out of heavy, clear plastic, held together with duct tape. Courtesy photoRocky Academic Team places first in Knowledge Masters divisionThe Rocky Bayou Christian School Varsity Academic Team placed first in Florida for 2A schools to 500 studentson the Spring 2012 Knowledge Masters Open national exam, 10th in the nation in the same division and third of all local high schools that participated. The team included A-team members Josh Turner, Bill Hudson, Matt Steele, Ian Kampert and team members Noah Kerstein and Audrey Stevens. MARSVILLEFrom page B-1 Reser vat ion s r equ i r ed, call 850.729.9463Womens Woes & Whys No Bones About It Good Riddance to Joint PainThursday, June 7, 11:30 am Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center Join us as a former patient shares his experience of a total joint replacement.Sensitive Beats: Womens Cardiac IssuesMonday, June 11, 11:30 am Join us as Kelly Light, RN, BSN, discusses current cardiac issues affecting todays women.Life Without HeartburnTuesday, June 12, 11:30 am Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center Join us as Jeremy Atchison from Esophyx discusses the TIF procedurea long term solution for acid reux.A Cycle of Change: Womens Health PanelFriday, June 15, 11:30 am Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center Join us to hear local gynecologists answer health questions and discuss a variety of womens health topics. 2012 Community Seminar SeriesHERES TO YOUR evol mow nioJ ni w T Tw deW o W Wo .enode enytpme:sahcus,seussiefilsnem sucsid,CHML,alekaMyoJsasun retneCssenlleWlatipsoHseitiCn ma03:11,61yaM y y, adsend s s yhW&se o W Wo s s nemo gnisolretfaefildnaemordnystse tiwgnipocrofscitcatdnaspitses r a h t apremrofasasunioJ WlatipsoHseitiCni w T Tw :11,7enuJ y y, adsruhTecnaddiRdooGdael tirht nioJ ni w T Tw uhToN totafoecneirepxesihserahstneit retneCssenlleW ma03:niaPtnioJote.tnemecalperpihdnaeenkotd wtehtsitirhtradiotamuehrdnasit NSB,NR,nitraMenelraDsasun retneCssenlleWlatipsoHseitiCn ma03:11,13yaM y y, adsrtItuobAsenoBo .tnemecalpertniojla actahtsitirhtrafosepytgnidaelow aoetsosessucsid,EDC,CNO,N r n r r.xuerdicarof hctAymereJsasunioJ WlatipsoHseitiCni w T Tw 11,21enuJ y y, adse u T Tu HtuohtiWefiL.nemow giLylleKsasunioJ WlatipsoHseitiCni w T Tw 11,11enuJ y y, adnoMstaeBevitisneS TehtsessucsidxyhposEmorfnosih retneCssenlleW ma03:nrubtraetnerrucsessucsid,NSB,NR,th retneCssenlleW ma03:ussIcaidraC s s nem o W Wo :s oitulosmretgnolaerudecorpFIT yadotgnitceffaseussicaidractseu n s .scipothtlaeh yglacolraehotsunioJ WlatipsoHseitiCni w T Tw 3:11,51enuJ y y, adirFahCfoelcyCA oitseuqhtlaehrewsnastsigoloceny retneCssenlleW ma0PhtlaeH s s nem o W Wo :egn nemowfoyteiravassucsiddnasnolenaP s Chorus set to perform concert

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Thompson, a student at Lewis School, is a new scholar sponsored by the Mid-Bay Rotary Club.Johanna Wolfe and Carol Buchanan, both students at Ruckel Middle School, are also new scholars sponsored by the Katie Mathews White Memorial Scholarship. The Okaloosa County ceremony concluded with a special presentation by Nick Gupta, a Pensacola High School junior, who surprised each student with a free Hewlett-Packard laptop for college. "This just shows that generosity and kindness still exist," Malik said. Working through the Santa Rosa Education Foundation, Nick raised the funds to purchase the laptops with donations from local civic organizations and businesses. The laptop project started three years ago, when Nick and his brother Nathan, who attends college in Boston, raised funds for the Take Stock in Children graduates in Santa Rosa County. "My brother and I realized how much we used our computers, and how important they were," Nick said. "Our parents have always been involved in the Take Stock program, and we were able to learn about these students and what they are dealing with. We started wondering how these students would get through college using just a library computer." When the project first took off, Nick said he had no idea it would receive so much support. "The idea was maybe we could spread into other counties, and across the state," he said. "These grads really deserve these computers." The project was extended to students in Escambia County the following year, and this year, Nick assumed the sole responsibility for raising the funds in Santa Rosa, Escambia and Okaloosa counties. Nick presented the laptops at the celebration alongside Fort Walton Beach High School students Tyler Margaratten and Angela Roy, who have accepted the challenge of duplicating the Gupta's efforts to raise funds and purchase laptops for the 27 Okaloosa County Take Stock in Children scholars who are slated to graduate in 2013. "We would love to see other Take Stock programs in Florida pick us up in the next few years," Nick said. "The success of it relies on donors and the students. The donors are so generous with their money, and the students all work hard to earn this. We couldn't find a more deserving group of students."Special to the Beacon Northwest Florida State College graduated the largest number of students in history, 1,997, on Saturday, May 5, at Raider Arena on the Niceville Campus. Because of the record-breaking number of grads, the college held two commencement ceremonies that featured a member of the graduation class as the speaker. This commencement also marked the first time the college graduated more than 100 persons in a single bachelor's degree programthe Bachelor of Applied Science in Project Management, with 114 graduates. The total bachelor's degree graduates for the academic year from all programs was 181 students. Of the eight students who participated in or spoke at the college's commencement ceremonies, Shiena Marie E. Normand, Kimberly Michelle Greene, Mimmi HammenbeckWillenborg and Ruth Berry, were all from Niceville. Shiena graduated from Niceville High School in 2010, and earned her Associate of Arts degree and will attend Nicholls State University in the fall. She aspires to work in the medical field. Shiena is the daughter of retired EOD Navy Senior Chief Kenneth Normand and Analiza Normand. Kimberly received her Associate of Arts degree with Mana Cum Laude honors, and will transfer to Florida State University to continue her undergraduate degree in mathematics and computer science. Mimmi is an international student from Stockholm, Sweden, and earned her Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Management, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Project Management degrees, both with Magna Cum Laude honors. Ruth Berry first attended NWFSC as a dual-enrolled, home-schooled student in 2007. She graduated with her high school diploma and associate of arts degree in 2010. Ruth received her Associate of Science degree in nursing on Saturday, with Magna Cum Laude honors, and received the Academic Achievement in Nursing award for 2012. Courtesy photo Northwest Florida State college graduated its largest number of students in history,997on Saturday at Raider Arena on the Niceville Campus. The college held two commencement ceremonies because of the large number of graduates. Northwest Florida Blood Services will hold the following blood drives in May.May 9Eglin 33 MXS, 1109 Wizard Way, Building 1354, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.May 16Hurlburt Commissary, noon-4 p.m. Hurlburt LRS, 122 Terry Ave., 7-11 a.m.May 17Eglin 780th Test Squadron, Building 350, 205 W. D Ave., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.May 22Eglin 78 PMEL and 46th Test Squad, 201 E. Daytona Road, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Eglin Hospital, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.May 23Hurlburt Medical Group, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.May 24Eglin AFRL, 101 W. Eglin Blvd., Building 13, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.May 25Walmart, Niceville, 2-6 p.m., free gift card for all donors.May 30Eglin Building 351, 203 W. D Ave., 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.May 31Eglin Building 11, 102 W. D Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON STUDENTSFrom page B-1 Blood Drives Courtesy photoGamma Epsilon members play dress-upMembers of the Gamma Epsilon Masters Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in Niceville attended the Spring Gulf Area Convention in Crestview. They chose "Redneck Riviera" as this year's theme. Members who attended included: Dianne Wilbur, Margaret Holley, Doris Oleg, Marge Ballor and Mattie Williams. Car raffle supports Niceville tech campaignSpecial to the Beacon In support of the Eagles Technology Campaign at Niceville High School, Joe Fagundes of Thrifty Car Rentals, Niceville, has provided a 2008 Dodge Nitro in excellent condition, which will be raffled off to one winner. The school's goal is to sell $3,000 tickets. All proceeds from the raffle will go toward the campaign to purchase iPads, clicker systems, mimeos and web-based software for students and teachers to use in classrooms. Tickets can be purchased now through May 31 in the front office of Niceville High School from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The campaign works with local business partners to raise money to provide additional technology options for the teachers and students at the school. Principal Marcus Chambers announced the campaign kick-off in March, and hopes to raise at least $200,000 by the end of this month in order to start implementing the new technology by the fall. Raffle tickets are $25 each; two for $45; three for $65; four for $85; or five for $100. The winner will be chosen from a drawing that will be held on June 1, at 10 a.m., at Niceville High School. The winner will be notified by phone. For more information, call 833-4114, ext. 1300. Courtesy photoWalton Guard gives history lesson at LewisTwo Walton Guard representatives, Mike Jago and Tim Shaffer, set up Civil War re-enactment campsites at Lewis School on April 13, complete with tents and a camp fire. Mrs. Gamble's eighth grade history classes were able to visit the sites to learn about the weapons and camp site lifestyles of the Union and Confederate troops. From left: Eighth graders Donnell Wells, Joshua Callahan, Bethany Banaszak, JaKalien Cook and Walton Guard presenter Tim Shaffer. CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE!1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental Available* Storage Supplies/BoxesCall for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) Call or visit us today!POWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete In s urance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 Theres no such thing as a NO risk zone . 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Nicotine Anonymous If you 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, between Niceville and Bluewater Bay. Info: 897-4721. NHS car sweepstakes In support of the Eagles Technology Campaign at Niceville High School, Joe Fagundes of Thrifty Car Rentals, Niceville, has provided a 2008 Dodge Nitro, which will be raffled off to one winner. The school's goal is to sell $3,000 of tickets. Tickets can be purchased now through May 31 in the front office of the school and at Chick-fil-A, Niceville. Tickets are $25 each; Two for $45; Three for $65; Four for $85; or five for $100. The winner will be chosen from a drawing on June 1, at 10 a.m., at Niceville High School. The winner will be notified by phone. Niceville UMC VBS Vacation Bible School at Niceville United Methodist Church is now accepting registrations. The VBS will be June 11-15, from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Niceville UMC welcomes children ages 4 through completed 5th grade to join them for a week of fun. Daily activities will include teaching lessons, music, crafts, snacks and recreation. Register online at nicevilleumc.org/children. Fees are $10 per child through May 20, with a family max of $25. After May 20, fees are $15 per child. Scholarships are available. Info: 678-4411, ext. 187. Shalimar UMC VBS Shalimar United Methodist Church invites all 4-year-olds through completed 5th graders to a Vacation Bible School, June 18-22, from 9 a.m.-noon. The theme will be "Transformed: Make a change with Jesus!" Kids of all ages will get involved with games, songs and activities. Registration is ongoing, with a $5 fee, which goes toward a Tshirt and supplies. Scholarships are available. Nursery will be available for all volunteers. Info: Susan McLain, children@shalimarumc.org, or 651-0721. Martial Arts camp Martial Arts Combat Academy, Niceville, is taking registrations for a one week camp for kids ages 6-13, June 4-8, from 2-4 p.m. Defensive strategies for kids in an upbeat atmosphere with games and prizes for all. The first five to sign up will get a free Academy Tshirt. Info: 749-9430, or 865-0324. Adult indoor soccer Registration is ongoing for adult indoor soccer at Niceville United Methodist Church for ages 18 and up. Registration will end May 25. Cost: $40, and will increase to $50 after May 18. Games will be Friday evenings during June and July. Register online at nicevilleumc.org/recreation. Library hosts local artist Original paintings and artwork by local artist Dolores McGarvey will be on exhibit at the Niceville Library during May. Dolores is the youngest recipient of the New York Time's art award. College Cantorum The Northwest Florida State College Schola Cantorum will perform on May 9, at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Crestview. The event is free, with donations accepted. Info: 830-2062. Student art show The Okaloosa School District and the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will hold the K-12 student art show on May 9 and 10, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., at the C.H. "Bull" Rigdon Fairgrounds, 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. The exhibit will be open to the public, and there will be a reception and awards presentation on May 10, from 6-7 p.m. 'Young Frankenstein' "Young Frankenstein" will come to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, on May 10. This re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend is based on Mel Brooks' film comedy. Tickets are $45. Info: 729-6000 or mattiekellyartscenter.org. Blues, folk, soul concert The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will present the Emerald Coast Blues Brothers & The Monacos at Concerts in the Park on The Village Green on May 10, at 7 p.m., 4323 Commons Drive West, Destin. Cost: $8 per adult, or $15 per couple. All concerts are free to children under 12. Concert parking will be adjacent at Grace Lutheran Church. State of the Economy A State of the Economy focused on the Niceville-Valparaiso Area will be held May 10, from 7:30-10 a.m. at Northwest Florida State College Costa Leadership Institute. Guest speakers will include: Dr. Rod Lewis, director of The Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development, University of West Florida; Dr. Rick Harper, Director, Office of Economic Development and Engagement, University of West Florida; Lannie Corbin, Niceville City Manager; and Carl Scott, Valparaiso City Administrator. RSVP: 678-2323, or staff@nicevillechamber.com. ASMC scholarships The American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) Gulf Coast Chapter is offering scholarships for high school seniors and college students entering a field of study related to finance/resource management. Info: ASMC website, gulfcoastasmc.org/education.html. The deadline for applications is May 11. Info: Sandra Telemacque, or Sandra.Telemacque.eglin.af.mil, or Donna Schulist, 882-4538, or Donna.Schulist@eglin.af.mil. Princess and Pirate ball The Shelter House will present the Emerald Coast's Princess and Pirate Ball on May 12 at Sandestin's Linkside Conference Center from 5-8 p.m. This kid-friendly event invites the whole family to wear the best princess and pirate costumes for an enchanted evening. The gala event will include a children's costume contest and a silent auction and raffle items. Advance tickets are $99 for a family of four, $20 for children and $40 for adults. An additional $10 per ticket will be charged for tickets purchased at the door. Info: Shelter House, 243-1202. Ranger Open House The Ranger Open House will be May 12, at 10 a.m., at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion. Proceeds will benefit the Gator Activity Fund and the Emerald Coast Fisher House. Morning events will include a snake and reptile show, Ranger squad demonstrations, a parachute demo and spot jump, down pilot/hoist demonstration, combatives demonstration, followed by a break for lunch. The afternoon events will begin at 2 p.m. and include a snake and reptile show, Ranger squad demonstration, a parachute demo and spot jump, down pilot/hoist demonstration, a combatives demonstration, followed by the end of the open house at 5 p.m. Follow signs from Lewis Turner Boulevard/FL 189 for the Ranger Training Battalion. Family Fun Arts Fest The Okaloosa Arts Alliance will hold its fifth annual Family Fun Arts Fest, May 12, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Henderson Beach State Park. There will be entertainment by local artists, family fun activities and children's area, a silent auction, arts and crafts, and a variety of food. The festival and park are free and open to the public. Info: okaloosaarts.org. Sea turtle presentation Just in time for sea turtle nesting season, Richard Fowlkes will present on the native sea turtles of Northwest Florida and what people can do to protect them. The presentation will be May 12, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, 4956 State Highway 20 East, Freeport. Standard admission rates apply. Info: eowilsoncenter.org. Newcomers, kids hike Join the Florida Trail Association on May 12, at 8:30 a.m., for a 3.8mile newcomers and kids hike around Karick Lake near Baker. Info: 6510902, or choctaw.floridatrail.org. Ballet auditions Registration is ongoing for the Northwest Florida Ballet auditions. Dancers wishing to audition for the Trainee Program must have three years of formal dance training, and be an incoming sixth grader or higher. Trainees will audition on May 12, from 9-10:30 a.m. Dancers wishing to audition for the NFB Company must be 13 years old and have at least six year of formal training, including two years of pointe experience. Auditions will be May 12, from 10:30 a.m.noon. Both auditions will be held at 310 Perry Ave. SE, Fort Walton Beach, and there is a $15 audition fee. Info and registration: Rhonda Starnes, 664-7787, or nfballet.org. Sailfest Regatta The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club will hold a Sailfest Regatta on May 12. Registration will be from 10:3011 a.m., a captain's meeting will be held at 11 a.m., and the Regatta will begin at noon. Membership in the U.S. Sailing and/or Bluewater Bay Sailing Club, or other sailing clubs $50, otherwise $60. The fee includes four meal coupons, plus two Tshirts. The Regatta headquarters will be at the Bluewater Bay Marina, and the racing area will be on Choctawhatchee Bay. Info: Neville Edenborough, 279-6050, or PHRF-Fleet-Captain@bbsc.com. Genealogical Society The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will hold their monthly meeting on May 12, at 10 a.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview St., Valparaiso. The speaker for will be Tony Mennillo, who will share historical stories of Destin and the Emerald Coast, based upon photos by his father Arturo. Mennillo is the author of "Salty Memories Along the Coastal Highway." Dutch treat lunch at a local restaurant will follow the meeting. Visitors are welcome. Info: 678-2023. Lewis golf tourney Lewis School will host the Lewis Athletics First Golf Tournament on May 12 at Eglin's Eagle Course. There will be a noon shotgun start. The tournament is a three-person scramble. Cost: $50 per person/$150 per team. Check-in and lunch will be at 11 a.m. The tournament will benefit the entire sports program at Lewis School. All are welcome, and prizes and gifts will be awarded. Lewis is also looking for hole sponsors for a $120 donation. Info: Jimmy Harrison, 974-9450, or lewisschoolk8.com. Ride for Military Widows The 4th Annual Ride for Military Widows will be held on May 12, with registration beginning at 9 a.m., at Heritage Cycles HarleyDavidson, Fort Walton Beach. Bikes will head out at 10 a.m., and travel to Teresa Village, Fort Walton Beach; Bob Hope Village, Shalimar; Nick's Seafood, Freeport; The Outpost for Bikers, Freeport; Hooters, Destin. The ride will end at Scully's on the Bayou for an after party with live music, prizes and raffles. Cost: $15, and an additional rider is $5. All proceeds will benefit the Air Force Enlisted Village. Info: Randy, 864-1127. Junior Lifeguard 5K There will be a 5K run/walk to benefit Junior Lifeguards at Beasley Park, Okaloosa Island, on May 12. Registration will begin at 5 p.m., and the run/walk will begin at 6 p.m. A Tshirt will be provided with registration and prizes for the top runners. Cost: $25. Info: active.com. Boat safety course The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1-4, Destin, will hold a Boating Safety Course on May 19 at the Fort Walton Yacht Club, 180 Ferry Road, NE, Fort Walton Beach. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m., class runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required by May 14. Cost: $35 and includes the course, exam, FWC Safe Boating ID card, lunch and line-handling/knots demo. Info: John Ryan, public education officer, 623-980-8782, or ryanjohnj@hotmail.com. Topics will include: introduction to boating, boating law, boat safety equipment, safe boating, navigation, boating problems, trailering and storing and protecting your boat. VFW meeting The monthly meeting of the Niceville/Valparaiso Kent Purcell VFW Post 10090 will be held on May 14, at 7 p.m., at the DAV hall, 920 Hospital Drive, Niceville. Info: post10090@flvfw.org. New members are welcome. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY 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 St. Paul Lutheran & PreschoolSunday Services 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Vacation Bible School June 18-22 Register early!ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN PRESCHOOL TODAY! A Florida VPK provider. CO1OK00641407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com NEWHOPEBAPTISTCHURCHSmall enough to know you, big enough to make a difference. Morning Worship 10:45 (850) 678-4399 ~ www.newhopevalp.org 108 Aurora St., Valparaiso, Florida File photoLetter carriers to pick up donationsThe United Way will hold its Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers Food Drive on May 12. Letter carriers from Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar, Mary Esther, Eglin Air Force Base, Destin, Niceville, DeFuniak Springs and other post offices will pick up non-expired, non-perishable food items on their routes. People are asked to place items in a bag or box near their mailboxes the morning of May 12, and the letter carrier will pick them up. All donations will go to local food banks, including Sharing & Caring and St. Vincent De Paul Society. 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 D ear Bay Beacon Readers: I h ave been advertising wit h t h e Bay Beacon since 1999. P art of our business is building screen rooms, patio covers and installing vinyl siding. T h e best way to get t h is out to th e public is to advertise in t h e Beacon. W e depend on t h e Beacon to get our message out to our customers new and old and give t h em t h e opportunity to k now every aspect of our business. Th e Beacon staff are very professional and e xtremely h elpful. Bunni F arn h am, my advertising representative, ma k es advertising quite simple, s h e is eager to ma k e ch anges to my ads and to remind me wit h a k ind p h one call to renew or revise my ad. To t h ose of you wh o would li k e to build your customer base and put t h e word out about your business, I t h ink t h at you would not be disappointed. Th an k s Bay Beacon for h elping to continue to ma k e my business a constant success.One H appy Customer, Bi ll Koch Owner, Advanced Home RepairAdvertising in the Bay Beacon gets results! Heres proof! CorrectionA photo published May 2 on page B-5 was mistakenly identified as that of Clara Oates, a candidate to represent Okaloosa County at the Democratic State Convention next month in Tampa. Oates is pictured here. Clara Oates See page A-2 for results of the delegate selection.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR DIRECTORS BLUEWATER BAY MUNICIPAL SERVICES BENEFIT UNIT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) will have an election for Directors, pursuant to Okaloosa County Ordinance No. 02-16 as amended on May 18, 2004, in conjunction with the General Election on November 6, 2012. The offices and terms are as follows: Three Directors (Seats 1, 3 and 5) for a four (4) year term each Two Directors (Seats 2 and 4) for a two (2) year term each The qualifying period shall commence at noon on Monday, June 4, 2012, and shall close at noon on Friday, June 8, 2012. All candidates shall qualify with the Supervisor of Elections offices at 302 Wilson St N, Suite 102, Crestview, or 1804 Lewis Turner Blvd, Ste 404, Fort Walton Beach. To qualify, a candidate must file the required papers and a nominating petition signed by ten (10) qualified voters who are residents of the Bluewater Bay MSBU and pay a $25 qualifying fee. No election assessment is applicable under s.99.093 Florida Statutes. Registration books for this election will close on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Voting will be held for residents of the MSBU at Precinct 26, North Bay Baptist Church; Precinct 40, Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church; and Precinct 46, Bluewater Baptist Church, on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voting will be conducted in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act; for information or assistance, call 850-689-5600. Absentee ballots will be available through the Supervisor of Elections offices, in compliance with state and federal laws. May 9, 2012 Paul Lux May 23, 2012 Supervisor of Elections Okaloosa County FL Lewis participates in 13th annual Tech BowlPhoto by Dolores Noechel Okaloosa County School District held its 13th annual Tech Bowl on Saturday. Elementary and middle school students, including students from Lewis School, competed in an Internet scavenger hunt and were scored on accuracy in a timed and filtered environment. This program is an extension of Okaloosa County Schools continuing STEMM initiative, to prepare students to choose careers in science, technology, engineering, math and medical fields. Gov. Rick Scott gave the students, parents and teachers a surprise visit. From left, Tanner Buhart, Gov. Rick Scott, Ben Larsen, Braden Reinhardt and Lewis Coach John Martin. Niceville Garden Club elects officersThe newly formed Niceville Garden Club met on April 24 and elected officers. From left: AnnaBelle James, parliamentarian; Renee Gollehon, historian; Marsha Palmer, publicity chairman; Beth Bishop, treasurer; Doris Camp, secretary; Jennifer Conroy, vice president; and Mary McCann, president. The club meets at the Niceville Library every fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Courtesy photo Rocky Bayou Christian School received the first place team trophy at the Math Bowl in the X class. Left photo, students who participated in the tournament include, front row, from left: Ju Young Moon, Sun Young Moon, Laura Herndon and Bess Tyler. Back rown, from left: Carla Alldredge (sponsor), Dave Tan, Geon Ho Yoo and Joshua Jun. Right photo, 42 students from RBCS also participated in the 2012 Wallace College Math and Science Olympiad held in Dothan, Ala. Twenty-two place awards in eight subject categories were awarded to RBCS students. Courtesy photoRocky Bayou shines at Math Bowl, Olympiad Special to the Beacon Rocky Bayou Christian School received the first place team trophy at the Math Bowl in March at Northwest Florida State College, competing with seven other schools in the X Class. Competing for RBCS for the first time, Sun Young Moon, 11th grade, placed first individually, while her sister, Ju Young Moon, 10th grade, placed seventh. The third individual place was awarded to sophomore Dave Tan. Other RBCS students chosen to represent the school were juniors Laura Herndon, Joshua Jun and Bess Tyler, and senior Graham Pierce. About 24 schools participated, categorized in three classes by size. In other math news at RBCS, 42 students from the school participated in the 2012 Wallace College Math and Science Olympiad held in March in Dothan, Ala. All students who participated had to qualify and be selected for this event. Twenty-two place awards in eight subject categories were awarded to RBCS students. Individual winners in all categories include: Computer Literacy: Ian Kampert, first, Timothy Sung, second, Julie Ritenour, fifth, Connor Lynch, sixth; Algebra I: Dylan Paskell, fifth; Pre-Algebra: Charis Allen, third, Benjamin Esses, seventh; Micro Computer Applications: Connor Lynch, fifth; Advanced Math: William Hudson, first, Joshua Turner, third, Yull Park, fourth, Neely Fawaz, sixth; Algebra II: Geon Ho Yoo, first, James Sung, third, Cameron Esses, fifth; Comprehensive Exam: William Hudson, second, Yu-Ra Park, third, Joshua Turner, fourth, Hae-In Yoo, fifth, Neely Fawaz, seventh; Geometry: Joshua Birdsong, sixth, Stefan Makarov, seventh. William Hudson also placed in the top 10 percent of all students testing from schools of all sizes in this event, with 93rd percentile of 106 Advanced Math testers, and in the 99th percentile of 141 Comprehensive testers. Yull Park placed in the 96th percentile of 141 Comprehensive testers; Charis Allen placed in the 93rd percentile of 100 PreAlgebra testers; Geon Ho Yoo placed in the 98th percentile and James Sung placed in the 90th percentile of 132 Algebra II testers; Dylan Paskell placed in the 91st percentile of 118 Algebra I testers. Junior League donates clothes, supplies to CICThe Junior League of the Emerald Coast donated clothing and supplies to Children in Crisis from their annual "Funderwear Campaign." All of the kids at CIC received new underwear, socks and other necessary supplies to take them through the school year. From left: Ken Hair, of Niceville, CIC President and CEO; Junior League of the Emerald Coast members, Jessica Davenport and Carly Harmer. Courtesy photo N o r thwest Fl o rida S t a te C o lleg e MATTIE KELLY

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Page B-6 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 THEBAYBEACONNavy Seaman Recruit Christian E. Cook, son of Christine and Stephen Cook, of Niceville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Cook completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations". This exercise is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills. Cook is a 2010 graduate of Niceville Senior High School of Niceville, Fla. *** Marine Corps Pfc. Alejandro T.O. Ibarra, son of Gloria Williams of Dededo, Guam and Edward Ibarra, of Niceville, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Ibarra and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Ibarra spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-tohand combat and assorted weapons training. *** Navy Lt. j.g. Richard J. Poudrier son of Alan S. Poudrier, of Niceville, currently attached to the Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 home ported in Jacksonville, was recently awarded the 2011 Aviation Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") from Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF). The aviation Battle "E" is the Navy's top performance award presented to the aircraft carrier and aviation squadron in each competitive category that achieves the highest standards of performance readiness and efficiency. The award recognizes a unit's training and operations achievements while including a balance that incentivizes efficiency. Poudrier is a 1996 graduate of Niceville High School and joined the Navy in March 1997. *** Navy Lt. j. g. Gregory D. Ewing whose wife, Brittany, is the daughter of Celia and James Walker, of Niceville, currently attached to the Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 home ported in Jacksonville, was recently awarded the 2011 Aviation Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") from Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF). The aviation Battle "E" is the Navy's top performance award presented to the aircraft carrier and aviation squadron in each competitive category that achieves the highest standards of performance readiness and efficiency. The award recognizes a unit's training and operational achievements while including a balance that incentivizes efficiency. In the Service Christian Cook School Bus Driver Rocky Bayou Christian School Must be at least 21 years of age; possess or willing to obtain a valid Florida Commercial Driver s License (CDL) Class B with airbrakes and with School Bus and Passenger endorsements. (Bus Driver Training & License provided by RBCS, if needed.) Must be able to pass a pre-employment DOT Physical Examination and Drug/Alcohol screening. This is a 10-month part-time contracted position. Salary: $11/hr for route drivers; $10/hr for substitute drivers. If interested, please complete an RBCS application, located at www.rbcs.org. Click on About Us, then Employment. Please e-mail your application to Ms. Warner, at warnerj@rbcs.org. If you have any job-related questions, please contact Mrs. Deidra Fort, at 678-7358, ext. 243. Contact: Ms. Jayne Warner for all other questions, at 678-7358 ext. 245. Kens Gas Piping, Inc. looking for a dependable helper in the gas piping field. Construction experience a plus. Valid drivers license and reliable transportation preferred. Will train. For more information call 897-4149. Looking for a job? Check the classified ads every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. INFANTRY, ARMOR, CALVARY, ARMY SF VETERANS With recent (last 10 years) experience needed for periodic, part-time consultation as subject matter experts. Details at www.goldrush77.com Cracker Barrel in Destin is hiring all positions for part-time summer help. Please apply in person at 34930 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, Florida. Independent insurance agency in Niceville has an immediate opening for a diligent and hardworking individual. Current Florida 440/220 license is a plus; but not required. Fax resumes to 850/279-4668. Newspaper Delivery Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Niceville, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, house for rent. $550 per month. $550 deposit. 850-699-1168 or 850-259-8646. We pay the most for gold, diamonds and jewelry. 700 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, 850-974-2462, Tom. Hand crank generator. Create your own electricity! Electric power anywhere, anytime. For more information: www.handcranked generator.com Happy Jack Liquivic: Recognized safe & effective against hook & roundworms by US Center for Veterinary Medicine. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Page B-7 THEBAYBEACON ADVERTISING DEADLINE : May 21 PUBLICATION : May 30 The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax (850) 729-3225 info@baybeacon.com This Attractive Section, Published in Convenient Tabloid Size Thats Easy to Pull Out and Save, Will Publish Individual Senior Photos of This Years Graduates of: Niceville High School Rocky Bayou Christian School NWFSC Collegiate High School!The Beacon Is Taking Orders Now for Ads in This Terrific Special Section! Don't Be Left Out!Were Proud of Our Graduates! Heres Your Chance to Send a Congratulatory Message as They Start Adult Life. You May Wish to Praise your Special Grad, or the Entire Graduating Class! THE BAY BEACONS GRADUATION EDITION WILL HONOR THEM!The Beacon in will publish a special supplement saluting the graduating class of three local high schools. 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Lamperts responsibilities with the team are to coach the inside linebackers and oversee all phases of the Bethel football strength and conditioning program. When asked about his hiring at Bethel, Lampert could not have been more excited. This is an opportunity that I prayed for (to be back in Kansas), he said. A colleague of mine told me about this opening at Bethel, so I applied and Coach (Travis) Graber just so happened to choose me. So here I am, very thankful and excited to be here. Originally a Niceville native, Lampert played his junior and senior years of college in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference with Southwestern. After playing for the Moundbuilders, Lampert started his coaching career there as an inside linebacker coach. That season (2011), I coached two very talented inside linebackers, both of which led the conference in tackles per game and total tackles. Lampert said. Both were also named All-Conference and one was an honorable mention All-American. From there, he accepted a coaching position at Wofford College, national Collegiate Athletic Conference Division I, coaching strength and condition. While there, he also was in charge of womens tennis, track and field and Reserve Officer Training Corps. I bring an approach that revolved around hard work, a good attitude and doing things the right way, said Lampert. If we do things the right way, we (the football team) can accomplish anything. Lampert is not the only one excited over his arrival at Bethel. Graber is thrilled to have another staff member to help out. Obviously, any time you get more eyes on the ground to help coach the young men in our program, the better off you are as a program, said Graber. Coach Lampert will be extremely helpful from a strength standpoint with his experience on and off the field. Although Graber had numerous applicants, he was first able to narrow the search to four candidates, then to two and finally down to Lampert. I chose Coach Lampert for this attributes he would bring to the program, Graber said. He brings a very detail-oriented mindset, work ethic and his experience with being a strength and condition guy. I also liked the fact that he played within and understood the conference, yet had the experience outside of the conference. Spirited senior fullback Benjamin Suchland is also very enthusiastic about the hiring of Lampert. I am extremely excited to have a knowledgeable and pulchritudinous coach like Lampert in the weight room and on the field with us, he said. So far, his workout regime for us has me postulating that the team will be in resplendent shape come next fall. It is first-class coaches like Coach Lampert who want nothing more than to see us succeed, that drive me to give it my all each and every day. (Reprinted by permission) Niceville High School graduate Tyler Lampert, a football coach with Bethel College, Kansas, watches the team from the sidelines. Niceville High School opens its defense of its state championship with tonight s game against Eau Gallie High School in Clermont. The Eagles advanced to the final four when Jamie Ujvari threw a 15strikeout no-hitter to top Orange Park, 4-0, May 1 for the Region 1 6A softball finals at home. Above left: Ujvari prepares to deliver a pitch against Orange Park. Above right, Devan Hines slides into second with a double for the Eagles. Far right, Alex Brunson pounds a single during the Regional final game. Right, Jessie Mullen waits for a pitch. Beacon photos by Sarah Clauson Ujvari tosses no-hitter as Eagles advance to final fourDefending state champions open play tonight against Melbourne team

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Silver Sands Republican Women, Federated hosted a forum Monday for Republican candidates seeking the office of Okaloosa County Tax Collector. The two GOP candidates for tax collector addressed the forum in Bluewater Bay: incumbent Ben Anderson and challenger Bill Roberts, a three-term county commissioner, former Fort Walton Beach mayor and city councilman. No other candidates have announced for the post.By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville, Valparaiso, Okaloosa County Regional Sewer Board canceled $1.45 million in planned construction after wildlife authorities said it might hurt a minnow that lives in nearby streams. In return, Eglin Air Force Base officials have agreed to substantially reduce the rent the base will charge for continuing to spray treated effluent on Air Force land, according to sewer board officials. Karen Herrington, a biologist with the By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The fundraising arm of Northwest Florida State College pledged $486,000 to guarantee the next performance season at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. Northwest Florida State College Foundation board of directors voted to underwrite the 201213 show schedule during a meeting last week on the Niceville campus. Officials said they don't believe the foundation will ultimately have to pay any money, however, because they expect costs of the season to be covered by ticket sales. During the same meeting, May 1, the directors agreed to spend endowment money for student scholarships. They also heard a discussion of the national economic situation, and its likely effect on the foundation, from financial advisor Ray McGovern. Arts Center Director Cliff Herron explained to the directors that the college itself is not allowed to use tuition or tax money to underwrite, or financially back, the show series, which largely consists of national touring productions of musical theater and performances by singers and musicians. But the foundation, which raises additional funds for the college from private donors, may do so. The directors agreed to underwrite the show series cost of $486,000. The money is expected to be repaid through ticket sales, said Foundation Saturday, 10 a.m. The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will hold its monthly meeting at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. The speaker will be Tony Mennillo who will share historical stories of Destin and the Emerald Coast, based upon photos by his father Arturo. Menillo is the author of "Salty Memories Along the Coastal Highway."Saturday, noon Lewis School will host the Lewis Athletics First Golf Tournament at Eglin's Eagle Course. There will be a noon shotgun start. The tournament is a three-person scramble Cost: $50 per person/$150 per team. Check-in and lunch will be at 11 a.m. The tournament will benefit the entire sports program at Lewis. Monday, 6 p.m. The NicevilleValparaiso Tea Party will host a County Commissioner District 5 forum The meeting will be held in Niceville City Hall Chambers. All candidates have agreed to participate. Tuesday, 6 p.m. The Niceville High School Chorus will present its 2012 Spring Concert at First Baptist Church of Niceville. All NHS Chorus ensembles will perform. Tickets at the door will be $7. All proceeds directly support Chorus purchases of music and supplies. Calendar, B-4 T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 50¢16 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Please see FISH, page A-2 Please see METH, page A-8 Please see GOP, page A-3 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 COMING UP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 GOP tax collector hopefuls trade jabsMobile meth lab seized in Valp., cops say Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Military personnel, family members, friends and supporters Saturday came from all across America to take part in the 43rd annual memorial service at the Explosive Ordnance Disposal School east of Niceville. The ceremony honored 18 EOD technicians killed in action in the past year—a record. The main address was delivered by Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff, who said the job requires "the mind of an engineer, the hands of a surgeon, and the courage of a martyr." Pictured, Schwartz speaks to family members of one of the EOD technicians who died last year.18 slain EOD techs honored A day of prayerThe annual National Day of Prayer observance in Niceville drew a sizable crowd Thursday at city hall. Driven inside by threat of rain, attendees heard local clergy members lead prayers for the U.S., its people and its leaders. The stated theme was from Psalm 33:12—“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” One of the speakers, Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold, said: “Faith in God built this nation, and has made us the envy of the world." The observance began with music by the Rocky Bayou Christian School Chamber Choir (backs to camera) and band. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith A man identified by police as Jeffrey Lee Johnson, Freeport, gets a decontamination shower from a firehose May 2 in Valparaiso after getting out of a truck that authorities said served as a rolling meth lab. He was arrested on drug charges. Beacon photo by Del Lessard By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer A police investigation that began with a traffic ticket in Valparaiso uncovered a suspected mobile meth lab, resulting in the arrest of a motorist on drug charges. Jeffrey Lee Johnson, unemployed, 43, 1590 Black Creek Blvd., Freeport, was arrested by Valparaiso police May 2 on charges of unlawful possession of listed chemicals, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, The 'threatened' Okaloosa darter. Concern for the health of the tiny fish caused cancellation of a $1.45 million plan to inject sewage effluent into the ground north of Niceville.Fish torpedoes sewage projectEglin to slash sprayfield rent A production of 'Shrek, The Musical' may come to NWFSC later this year. Please see ARTS, page A-6Foundation guarantees $486,000 for arts season Ben Anderson Bill Roberts

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Tax678-1178222 Government Avenue Niceville, FL 32578The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision. Before you decide, ask us to send you free information about our qualifications and experience.U.S. Fish and Wild life Service in Panama City, told the Beacon that the proposed project might have resulted in lots of treated wastewater flowing into a stream inhabited by the threatened Okaloosa darter, a tiny fish thought to live chiefly on the Eglin Air Force Base reservation where the work was to occur. Herrington said the agency feared that the effluent would introduce "endocrinal disrupters"—such as drugs and personal-care products—that could harm the fish. The two-inch Okaloosa darter has been listed as a "threatened" species by the wildlife agency since last year. Previously it was listed as "endangered," a higher-priority listing that was downgraded following Eglin efforts to restore the creature's habitat. The regional sewer board voted May 2 to stop the effluent project and continue to spray most treated wastewater from its Niceville treatment plant on grassy fields on the Eglin reservation just north of the city. From there, the effluent soaks into the ground, where it, too, enters the water table, but at a greater distance from the darter stream. A proposed upgrade of the disposal system, Rapid Infiltration Basin System (RIBS), would have reduced size of the sprayfield, saving a considerable sum of money in rent. Eglin Air Force Base officials had demanded that the sewer board pay market rates for its 240-acre sprayfield. The board, which currently uses the land for free, said the now-canceled upgrade would have slashed the size of the field by two-thirds, to about 80 acres. As a result, estimated rent would have dropped to about $110,000 a year, officials estimated. As part of a deal to abandon the RIBS project, Eglin officials appear to have cut the rent they sought for the current 240-acre sprayfield to a figure in the neighborhood of what they would have charged for the planned, smaller one. Eglin spokesman Mike Spaits confirmed that cancellation of the RIBS project would reduce rent charged on the 240-acre sprayfield. At a May 2 meeting, Glenn Stephens, board engineer, told regional sewer board members that he had met with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He said the wildlife agency and Eglin officials preferred that the utility continue to use the sprayfield rather than RIBS to dispose of treated wastewater from the plant. Stephens said he was told that if the utility installed the RIBS system, the sewer authority would likely be required to monitor the nearby darter stream for the presence of pharmaceutical and personal care products that are found in sewage. The RIBS would dispose of all the wastewater in a quarter of the land area, he said, and USFWS officials fear that most of the water would eventually wind up in a nearby darter stream that flows into Rocky Bayou. According to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, pharmaceuticals and personal-care products, or PPCPs, include prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, sun screen, fragrances, cosmetics and veterinary drugs that are excreted or discarded into the sewage stream. By their nature, many PPCPs contain "bioactive chemicals" which affect living tissue. Stephens estimated that testing for PPCPs would cost the utility about $50,000 a year, possibly more. Stephens and Wanda Cruttenden, Niceville city planner, attended a meeting with Eglin and the wildlife service. They said Eglin was willing to reduce the rent it will charge if the board abandons RIBS in favor of the existing sprayfields. Stephens said Eglin's real estate personnel estimated an annual cost of $90,000 to $100,000 for the 240-acre sprayfield, if the regional utility abandoned the RIBS. The regional sewer authority had originally estimated the cost to continue leasing the sprayfields from Eglin at $1,382 per acre, with annual escalators. At that price, the annual lease to the regional utility would be about $330,000. Sewer board president Patrick Strong expressed concern that it would prove difficult to grow grass on the sprayfield with the new treatment plant removing much of the nitrogen from effluent. But Lannie Corbin, Niceville city manager, said that the city planned to step up irrigation use of the treated effluent, also known as reuse water. That would reduce the amount of water that sprayfield grasses would need to absorb, he said. Also, he said that when Okaloosa County diverts its share of sewage now going to the regional utility, it would result in a drop of about 800,000 gallons of effluent per day. FISHFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Del Lessard The effluent sprayfield of the Niceville, Valparaiso, Okaloosa County Regional Sewer Board north of Niceville will remain at 240 acres following objections that its planned shrinkage would hurt the threatened Okaloosa darter. IT'S HER DAY SUNDAY!with a gift from Bayou Book Co. Oak Creek Shopping Center  Niceville  678-1593 9-6 Mon.-Sat.  www.bayoubookcompany.com Since 1986Show Mom some love...Page A-2 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 THEBAYBEACONState Democrat delegates namedBeacon Staff Seven Okaloosa County Democrats, including three from the Niceville area, were elected Saturday as delegates to the Florida Democratic Party State Convention. This was the first time the Florida Democratic Party held caucuses in all 67 counties to elect 1,500 state convention delegates. The following Okaloosa County residents were elected at the County Caucus. From Congressional District 1: Naomi Hardison, Fort Walton Beach; Harriet Humphrey, Shalimar; Clara Oates, Shalimar; Judy Byrne Riley, Niceville; and Gary Stelling, Shalimar. Ellen Holt and Jerry Mallory, both of Bluewater Bay, were selected from Congressional District 2. All were unopposed. According to the Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee Chair Jerry Mallory, 55 ballots were cast at Saturday's Okaloosa County Caucus in Shalimar. The delegates will go to the party's state convention June 1-3 in Tampa, where they will select 300 delegates and 23 alternates for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., this summer. If selected for the National Convention, it will be Riley's fourth trip. She has attended three such conventions, once as a delegate. Highway dedicationState Sen. Don Gaetz, RDistrict 4, invited the public to Doolittle Park in Valparaiso on May 15, at 10 a.m., where he will designate part of State Road 20 as The Purple Heart Memorial Highway. The road will be dedicated from the intersection of State Road 85, toward Niceville, to the Okaloosa County line. The dedication, approved by the Florida Legislature, is to honor the women and men in the community who have shed blood and given their lives for freedom, Gaetz said. "It's a chance to show our solidarity for our military and our respect and admiration for their sacrifice," he said. The event is free and open to the public.

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By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer A Niceville man, a bouncer at an Okaloosa Island nightspot, was arrested Monday after he allegedly knocked a serviceman unconscious, critically injuring him. Jonathon Richard Rybicki, 25, of 1471 29th St., Niceville, was arrested by Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies on a charge of aggravated battery, causing great bodily harm, according to sheriff's reports. Arrest reports and a statement from the sheriff's office gave the following account: On May 4, at 4:05 a.m., Rybicki, a bouncer employed by The Swamp, 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, and several other staff members were involved in an argument with Gabriel John Wasnuk, 25, an Air Force member from Ohio. Witnesses reported that as Wasnuk tried to get into a taxi, Rybicki punched him in the head, knocking him unconscious, and fled. Rybicki told deputies he hit Wasnuk in self-defense. Wasnuk was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, where he underwent emergency life-saving surgery. He was reported in critical condition Monday. Anderson cited his record as tax collector after being appointed to the post in the wake of previous tax collector Chris Hughes’ resignation in June 2011 amid controversy over Hughes’ payment of more than $1 million in secret bonuses to some employees, many of whom were contributors to his political campaigns. Anderson said he has acted to cut costs and eliminate excessive expenditures, ordering a "forensic" audit of the tax collector’s office, scheduling in-house audits every quarter and making copies of the tax collector’s budget available to the state department of revenue, the county commission and the public. Anderson said he has also improved the services provided by the tax collector’s office, by updating the office’s website, developing applications to help people use their smart phones and other hand-held devices to access the tax collector’s office, and generally improving efficiency. “Put me back in,” Anderson said, “and I’ll continue to protect your money and provide better services.” Roberts cited his 18 years of experience in local government, in Fort Walton Beach and on the county commission, and his 31 years of local business ownership. “I’m proud of the leadership I’ve given,” he said, and added he knows how to make government do more with less. Asked about the Hughes controversy, Roberts replied, “That’s why I’m in this race—to not let this happen again.” He criticized the report of the forensic audit which concluded that nothing illegal had happened in the tax collector’s office although “excessive spending” had taken place. He said that the tax collector’s office had been badly mismanaged and as a county commissioner, he had received more angry calls from citizens about the matter than about a previous scandal involving ex-Sheriff Charlie Morris’ theft of tax money. Asked about the ongoing scandal involving misspent funds from the Tourist Development Council, Roberts said, “The buck stops here,” at the county commission, and that as chairman of the commission, “I had both Mark Bellinger (head of the TDC) and Jim Curry (county administrator) in my office” as soon as he learned about the TDC's use of public money to buy a $750,000 yacht. Roberts said he had also proposed and voted for the immediate termination of Bellinger, but was outvoted by other county commissioners. He said he has asked the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies to take part in the investigation, and that he suspects that “others were complicit in the dirty deeds” at the TDC. He said it is tragic that Bellinger apparently took his own life following exposure of the scandal. Anderson said he was “outraged” by the TDC scandal, which he said would never have happened if proper financial control procedures had been followed. He also said that the TDC reports directly to the chairman of the county commission, and that there was a lack of “leadership at the top.” Asked what they are doing or would do differently if elected, both candidates pledged to make the tax collector’s office more “transparent” to public scrutiny. Anderson said he had hand-carried copies of the tax collector forensic audit report to the county commission, and had made copies available to state authorities and to the press, without waiting for public records requests. He said he plans in-house audits every quarter and will make tax collector’s office records available to the public. Roberts also said he will make tax collector’s records available to the public. “Why should people even have to ask?” he said. “There is nothing on my desk that I have to hide.” He said that audits alone are not enough to ensure integrity in government. “How do you make someone ethical?” he asked, and said that leadership must be by example. “You have to live it.” The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 GOPFrom page A-1 Want to learn to sail this summer? Want to learn to sail this summer? E E m m e e r r a a l l d d C C o o a a s s t t S S a a i i l l i i n n g g A A s s s s o o c c . S S u u m m m m e e r r S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C a a m m p p s s w w ww w w . e e c c s s a a s s a a i i l l i i n n g g . c c o o m m Ages 8 to 17: Two Week Camp, Half Days Start Dates: June 4, June 18, July 9 **Limited adult lessons available*** For on-line registration www.ecsasailing.com or callGeorge F. 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Executive Director Cristie Kedroski. Herron also outlined the tentative list of shows for the 2012-13 season. The schedule is subject to change before being finalized later this year. Broadway Series "Menopause, The Musical." "Shrek, The Musical." "Fiddler on the Roof." "Hair." "Rock of Ages." Artist Series "Broadway Rox." "Drumline." "Nunset Boulevard." "New York Tenors." "In the Mood." "Women of Ireland." "Tickets to an Artist Series show will cost $37, and to a Broadway Series show, $47. Two dollars from each ticket sale will go to the college to fund arts scholarships, according to NWFSC. Five other shows for schoolchildren on field trips are also scheduled. In other business during the meeting, the foundation directors agreed to allow $250,000 from the Mattie Kelley Endowment to be spent for scholarships during the coming school year. Kedroski said the endowment is now “above water” financially, unlike last year when it was “underwater,” with too little value in the fund to support all the scholarships for which funds were earmarked. Foundation financial advisor Ray McGovern, of the Merrill Lynch stockbrokerage, which invests the foundation's $32 million endowment, told directors that the U.S. economy continues to “muddle along,” and is expected to do the same for the next several years. He said economic gains reported earlier this year have shown themselves to be unsustainable, as jobless claims have gone up and gains in the gross domestic product have been less than hoped for earlier in the year. The key to the nation’s financial troubles, McGovern said, is government spending which increases national debt. From an economic viewpoint, McGovern said, the solution would be to cut spending. “The government can’t stop spending fast enough,” he said, to solve the debt problem. McGovern then added, however, that from a political and social viewpoint, it is unlikely that the government will actually be able to make drastic spending cuts without triggering the sort of unrest, including riots in the streets of major cities, that overspent European nations like Greece have been experiencing as they try to cut social welfare programs in order to get their spending and national debts under control. Since spending can only be reduced slowly, if at all, without triggering unrest, McGovern said he expects a continuation of slow economic growth, and that in the coming months, “inflation may become an issue.” Corporations, he said, are in better financial shape than the government, but are reluctant to invest any of the cash they currently have on hand, because of uncertainty about the future, and especially about the future regulatory and tax policies of the nation. Companies, he said, are buying back their own stock from investors, and “sitting on huge piles of cash,” but are hesitating to build new facilities or hire more people because of financial uncertainty. Fortunately for the NWFSC Foundation, McGovern said, the foundation’s investments have been weighted in favor of modest return but low risk. These have performed better than the market as a whole, leaving the foundation in a sound financial position, he said. The next meeting of the NWFSC Foundation board of directors is scheduled for 7:30 a.m., July 3, on the third floor conference room of the student services building on NWFSC’s Niceville campus. ARTSFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 THEBAYBEACON THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER Stacey Bishop, 39, Niceville, healthcare worker Jenifer Cunningham, 33, Niceville, mom “The things my children have made for me.” “My 5-year-old son made me a big poster-board Mother s Day card with a heart.” “My 7-year-old daughter made me a little picture frame at school with a picture of her inside. She was so proud of it!” “When my 7-year-old daughter surprised me with breakfast in bed for the first time. She had done it all by herself, but I think my husband helped a little. It was terrible, but I loved it.” “My 14-year-old son got a job picking up beach chairs so he could buy me a dozen roses.” “Having only been a mom for a year, it s too soon to tell.” —by Mike Griffith What was the best thing anyone gave you or did for you on Mother s Day?Tanya Forsha, 32, Niceville, bank managerLocation: Lincoln ParkCharlene Haun, 28, Niceville, title clerk Jeanne McIntyre, 42, Miramar Beach, administrator Amber Williams, 33, Niceville, cashierWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field. CALL ME TODAY.Plan for the unexpected when youre healthy. 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ArrestsManuel Emilio Alvarado, 38, of 4298 Ida Coon Circle, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies April 25 on a violation of probation charge on the original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. * Christina Jean Laird-Zeno, a restaurant employee, 47, of 203 John Sims Parkway, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies April 25 on a violation of probation charge on the original charge of DUI. * Troy Adams, 37, of 1417-D 29th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies April 24 on a Charlotte County warrant for violation of probation on the original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. * Steven Patrick Howald, 49, of 1534 Hickory St., Niceville, and Teresa Ann Howald, 40, of the same address, were arrested by sheriff's deputies April 21, each charged with one count of fraud, concealing information to obtain prescription, subsequent violation. A pharmacist in Niceville became suspicious March 10 after getting a call from Steven Howald asking why the pharmacy would not release health information to his wife, Teresa, and asking if he could get a refill on his own prescription for Zolpidem Tartrate 10 mg, a Schedule IV drug. Teresa Howald arrived later the same day to pick up her husband's prescription medication. The pharmacist checked the state's prescription drug monitoring website and concluded that Steven and Teresa Howald appeared to be "doctor shopping," that is seeking a prescription for a controlled drug from a doctor without telling the doctor that they already had received a prescription for the same controlled substance from another doctor within the previous 30 days. Between Dec. 20, 2011, and March 7, 2012, Teresa Howald allegedly obtained seven prescriptions for Zolpidem Tartrate, including prescriptions with multiple refills, from four different doctors. Between Sept. 21, 2011. and Oct. 26, 2011, Steven Howald allegedly received three prescriptions for Zolpidem Tartrate, all with refills, from three different doctors. Between Feb. 22 and Feb. 27, 2012, Mr. Howald allegedly received two prescriptions of hydrocodone/acetaminophen, a Schedule III controlled substance, from two different doctors. Several of the prescribing doctors allegedly swore in written statements that neither Howald told them that they were receiving other prescriptions for the same controlled medications within the 30-day time period.DUI arrestsMatthew Scott Allen, 44, of 207 Crystal Court, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI in the 4500 block of East Highway 20, Niceville, April 27 at 10:23 p.m.TheftsA Valparaiso resident reported April 26 that a rental property in the 200 block of Montana Avenue that was being used for storage had been burglarized and several items stolen, including crystal glassware valued at between $1,750 and $2,500, a $2,000 set of silverware and other items. Two windows appeared to have been tampered with. The burglary apparently occurred within the past three to four months. * A Valparaiso resident from the 300 block of Okaloosa Avenue reported that unknown person(s) stole a .380-caliber handgun from an unlocked kitchen drawer stometime April 26-27. * An 87-year-old Niceville woman is out $1,500 in an all-toofamiliar telephone fraud known as the grandmother scam. The woman told police that a man called her April 27 claiming to be her grandson. "You don't sound like my grandson," the woman told the caller. "I have a broken nose and I am in pain and have wrecked my truck," the scammer replied, adding that he also needed money. The victim went to the credit union, withdrew $1,600, and wired $1,500 to Peru. The woman said the unknown man called her again and asked her if she sent the money and she then gave him the transaction number. When the victim called her son's girlfriend she learned her grandson was not in Peru. Police said the phone number on the victim's cell phone was out of Ontario, Canada. The victim was advised to contact the FBI because of the apparent international scam. * A Niceville resident from the 300 block of 23rd Street reported that unknown person(s) stole a $160 beach cruiser bicycle from the front porch of the residence April 28. * A Niceville resident from the 100 block of 2nd Street reported that someone stole prescription medications from the residence sometime April 18-23. The victim had just filled the 90-pill prescription. * A Niceville resident reported two juveniles stole his bicycle from a business, 139 W. John Sims Parkway, April 26. One of the juvenile suspects put another bike in the bushes at a nearby business, and it has been recovered. * A Niceville resident from the 1700 block of Union Avenue reported that someone stole a fanny pack and wallet from a downstairs bedroom of the residence. Four credit cards, $260 cash, an ID and other items in the wallet were reported stolen. * A Niceville resident from the 1500 block of Pine Street reported that unknown person(s) stole his professional camera equipment from his locked pickup truck while it was parked in the driveway overnight April 30-May 1. Deputies found no evidence of forced entry. The stolen equipment, two digital cameras four other lenses, about 25 storage media and a camera case containing assorted filters and other photographic items, was valued at $10,000. * A Niceville woman who was hospitalized April 25-26 after she became highly intoxicated and sick outside a Niceville restaurant, 4538 E. Highway 20, reported that when she returned home her purse was in disarray and several items missing. The missing items included a bank check card, a $1,500 diamond ring, a $3,000, two-set wedding ring combo with a large diamond and a plastic pill bottle with about $500 worth of gold bits and pieces taken from old jewelry.Criminal MischiefA Valparaiso resident from the 300 block of Edge Avenue reported that someone threw a hose nozzle through a window in the back door of the residence April 26. * Niceville police reported finding graffiti on the building walls behind the school district's bus barn, 511 Crestview Ave,, April 29.OtherA woman shopper called 911 after she was accidentally locked in a Niceville store, 1021 E. John Sims Parkway, April 28 about 9:35 p.m. Police stood by as the emergency contact for the business returned to unlock the door. * The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, May 9, 2012 Page A-7 Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from April 30, 2012 through May 6, 2012. Street Situation Date Time North White Point Road..............Medical assist............................04/30/12............07:36 White Point Road.........................Assist invalid..............................04/30/12............14:58 Bobcat Cove.................................EMS call....................................04/30/12............17:35 North White Point Road..............Medical assist............................04/30/12............18:41 Saint Croix Cove..........................Assist invalid..............................05/01/12............00:33 White Point Road.........................Dispatched and canceled.........05/01/12............09:09 Troon Drive West.........................Assist invalid..............................05/01/12............17:45 White Point Road.........................EMS call....................................05/02/12............06:28 Pine Street....................................EMS call....................................05/02/12............09:27 Troon Drive West.........................Medical assist............................05/02/12............12:21 Ida Coon Circle............................EMS call....................................05/02/12............12:44 North White Point Road..............Medical assist............................05/02/12............20:24 North White Point Road..............Medical assist............................05/02/12............23:25 E. Highway 20..............................EMS call....................................05/03/12............09:35 Olde Post Road...........................EMS call....................................05/03/12............15:27 North White Point Road..............EMS call....................................05/03/12............16:55 North White Point Road..............EMS call....................................05/03/12............17:55 N. Highway 85..............................Dispatched and canceled.........05/03/12............20:17 Ida Coon Circle............................EMS call....................................05/03/12............20:19 North White Point Road..............Medical assist............................05/04/12............01:23 North White Point Road..............Medical assist............................05/04/12............06:48 Northridge Road...........................EMS call....................................05/04/12............06:48 Parkwood Place...........................Cooking fire...............................05/04/12............17:39 Oaklake Lane...............................Dispatched and canceled.........05/04/12............20:08 West Birkdale Circle....................Assist invalid..............................05/05/12............10:15 Boca Drive....................................Dispatched and canceled.........05/05/12............15:14 Troon Drive West.........................Assist invalid..............................05/05/12............16:33 Merchants Way............................EMS call....................................05/05/12............19:09 West Parkwood Lane..................Good intent call.........................05/06/12............09:19 Olde Post Road...........................Good intent call.........................05/06/12............18:23 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Fire Department ReportsNorth Bay 67 8 -17 8 9M-F 8:00-5:30 p.m. • Sat. 8:00-12:30 p.m.410 John Sims Parkway(Located Directly Behind Papa Johns)Monday: LADIES ’ DAY WE DO AUTO REPAIR! 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 driving while license suspended or revoked, habitual offender and attaching a tag not assigned, according to a police report and jail records. The police report gave the following account: An officer stopped a pickup truck after determining that the license tag belonged to another vehicle, at 6:07 a.m., in the 600 block of Valparaiso Parkway. The officer then found that the driver's license of Johnson, who was at the wheel, had been revoked in March as a habitual traffic violator. Johnson was arrested on the license charge, and his truck impounded. A police search of the vehicle discovered syringes, suspected methamphetamine and chemicals and equipment commonly used to make the drug. METHFrom page A-1 Jeffrey Lee Johnson Two Crestview police officers trained in dealing with hazardous materials associated with meth labs were called to the scene, according to Valparaiso police Capt. David Bruckelmeyer. Dressed in hazardous-materials suits, they removed and tested the materials found in Johnson's truck. Valparaiso firefighters were called because of the hazardous materials, said Valparaiso Fire Chief Mark Norris. Traffic on Valparaiso Parkway was blocked for about 90 minutes. As a precaution, Johnson was decontaminated, or washed with water from a fire hose after removing his outer clothes. A private company disposed of the chemicals and other contaminated materials, Norris said. Firefighters from the Okaloosa County's Special Operations team were also summoned. As of Monday, Johnson, remained in the Okaloosa County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court June 5.Page A-8 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 THEBAYBEACONNorthwest Florida s warm sunny climate and white sandy beaches attract many people to live here, but sun, rain, and salt spray from the Gulf of Mexico can damage the surface of your home and its roof. That s where Rhino Shield comes in. 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By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer Take Stock in Children of Okaloosa County held a graduation celebration on April 25 to honor 18 high school seniors at the Niceville Community Center. Four of the seniors who were honored, Bradley Fehrenbach, Emily Huston, Thuyvi Luong and Malik Williams, will graduate from Niceville High School in June. Take Stock in Children provides mentors and educational scholarships for Florida's lowincome and at-risk youth. Take Stock students pledge to meet with their assigned mentor once a week, maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and remain drugand crime-free. The program began in 1995 at the state level, and in 1997 in Okaloosa County. The local program currently serves 108 students in schools throughout the district, including the public charter schools. There are currently 58 Take Stock in Children students enrolled in college, and 15 college graduates. Malik, Emily and Thuyvi have each participated in the Take Stock program since seventh grade—Bradley came on board with the program in 10th grade. "Being able to talk to a mentor showed me that it is OK to ask for help," Emily said. "There are still genuine people out there." Bradley agreed, and said that the Take Stock program has given him advice that he will take with him to college. "I've been able to see that there are possibilities out there, and people who are willing to open doors for you," he said. Each Take Stock in Children senior receives a full tuition scholarship to attend any state college or university in Florida upon graduation and completion of the program. Although the scholarships are Florida prepaid scholarships, students are able to use them out-of-state at approved colleges and universities. Students who go to school out of state must secure scholarships or financial aid to cover the difference. Emily will attend Florida State University and major in music composition; Malik will attend Birmingham Southern College and will play football; Thuyvi will attend the University of Florida to study international relations; and Bradley will attend Florida State University to study pre-law. Niceville 2011-2012 Take Stock in Children scholarship donors include Community Youth Trust, Mid-Bay Rotary Club, Drs. David and Virginia Morgan, Ferrol and Rebecca Spence, Twin Cities Woman's Club and the Katie Mathews White Memorial Scholarship fund (City of Niceville). During the ceremony, Take Stock in Children also welcomed 11 new scholars. Wayna Niceville students honored as Take Stock grads 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 TOWN Who’s News P P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d nn e e s s d d a a y y , M M a a y y 9 9 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2Michael Galati a 2006 Niceville High School graduate and former IT Institute student, will begin work at Google in June through their Internal Technology Residency Program. Google is located in Mountainview, Calif. *** Bethany Stevenson of Niceville, recently received recognition as a member of the Beta-Beta-Beta national biological sciences honor society at Brevard College in North Carolina. Brevard College's Honors and Awards Ceremony honors those students who have excelled in their academic pursuits, or have been honored by induction into one or more of the honor societies in their chosen field of study. *** Caleb Coatsworth a 2011 graduate of Niceville High School and son of Ms. Liz Coatsworth, Niceville, and Matthew Coatsworth, Nevada, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Caleb is majoring in music. Caleb Coatsworth Beacon photo by Tess Hollis Cancer survivors took a lap around the Niceville High School practice field on Friday during the Relay for Life Survivors Lap. The lap was led by Jillian Arnould, right, who recently won her battle against cancer. It was Arnould's first lap at the Relay event since receiving a prosthetic leg in January. Beacon photo by Tess Hollis Blake Lawson, a fifth grader at Lewis School, looks over Marsville models that show how to sustain life on Mars. Marsville was held on Friday at the 33rd Fighter Wing Navy and Marine hangars on Eglin Air Force Base. By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer More than 450 students from Lewis, Longwood, Wright, Baker and Eglin Elementary schools participated in the 17th annual Marsville, held on Friday at the 33rd Fighter Wing Navy and Marine hangars on Eglin Air Force Base. Designed to inspire fifth grade students to enter career fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), groups of fifth graders simulated Martian life at Marsville by constructing living facilities. Students worked in teams to design and construct life-sized habitats and models of support systems for air, water, waste, food, transportation, communication and recreation. The Marsville program began in 1996 on the 10th anniversary of the Challenger space shuttle crash. Eighty fifth graders participated from Lewis. 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Remember to have regular eye exams.Protect your skin with SUNSCREEN.Protect your eyes withPOLARIZED SUNGLASSES.Same day service in most cases. READY FOR SUMMER? I’m ready!Relay for Life celebrates survival, gives hopeThe 2012 NicevilleValparaiso Relay for Life event was a success with more than 150 survivors in attendance, and 40 teams represented. The Niceville community raised more than $116,000 to go back toward the fight against cancer. The top teams, who raised the most money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event included: —Twin Cities Woman's Club, more than $15,000. —Survivors & Friends, more than $9,000 —Penny Keepers, more than $8,000 —Lewis Middle School, more than $5,000.

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Lewis teacher and Marsville coordinator Carrie Pike. The habitats were constructed out of heavy, clear plastic held together with duct tape. Once the habitats were constructed with the help of parents, teachers and military personnel, they were filled with air from large fans to "sustain life." In addition to the Marsville habitats, students built projects that simulated a mock Marsville, and how life could be sustained on Mars. Blake Lawson, a fifth-grader at Lewis, said building the projects was his favorite part of Marsville. "Building the habitats was also neat, because we get to see what other students are doing," he said. "I also like that we get to see what the military is doing here." The students built the habitats, shared their projects with their habitat mates, talked with guest speakers and participated in other Marsville activities. Because the event was held in the 33rd Fighter Wing hangars, students also had a chance to tour a Marine F-35B. "The purpose of Marsville is to show that students can work together cooperatively and bring about a solution to a possible real life program—finding an alternative site to support life," Pike said. Each Lewis student conducted their own research on information pertaining to their life support system, but also learned to share their findings in order to solve the problem of building their life support system on Mars. "The students are looking at a new world and setting up a colony on Mars—what could be better than that?" Pike said. Lewis fifth-grader Holly Chavis said she was excited about the event. "I've really liked learning about life on Mars, and I'm really enjoying today," she said. Pike said the Lewis students have been preparing for Marsville all school year. The official kick-off, however, for Marsville at Lewis was at the end of March when several people from Eglin Air Force Base visited the school for a Marsville education day, that included discussions on the needs of humans on Earth and what it would take for scientists and other people to provide for those same needs on Mars. "The students were so excited to begin their journey by the end of the day, that some of them went home and started researching all the possibilities," Pike said. Lewis Principal Mike Fantaski said the entire Marsville experience was just plain "fun" for the students. "The kids really enjoy it, and it's a great hands-on learning experience," he said. Special to the Beacon Michael Dye, Choral Music Director for Niceville High School, invites the community to join the NHS Chorus at the 2012 Spring Concert. The concert, which will include recognition for senior class chorus members and individual award winners, will be May 15, at First Baptist Church of Niceville, 622 Bayshore Drive, at 6 p.m. This will be the Chorus' final public performance this academic year. All NHS Chorus ensembles will perform: Kantorai, 9th grade women; Bel Canto, 10th grade women; Camerata, the men's chorus; Select Women, 11th-12th grade women; and the Niceville Singers, Niceville Chamber Singers and Opus One auditionbased mixed ensembles. Together, these vocal students earned six Superior ratings during the District Musicianship Performance Assessments, packed the Mattie Kelly Arts Center during their 2011 Holiday Concert and placed 17 students in the 2012 Florida All-State Chorus. Since August 2011, Opus One performed at the U.S. Air Force F35A Lightning II roll out ceremony; at Florida State Senate President-Designate Don Gaetz's prayer breakfast at the Historic Capitol and his designation ceremony in the Modern Capitol Senate Chamber; and at two Florida State University varsity basketball home games. Tickets for the Spring Concert are available for $5 through May 4 at the NHS Chorus Room, or from any NHS Chorus student. Tickets at the door will be $7. All proceeds directly support Chorus purchases of music and supplies. For additional information about the concert, contact Ken Pickler, NHS Chorus Booster President, at president@nicevillechrous.com; or Janet Simpson, NHS Chorus Booster Vice President, at vp@nicevillechorus.com. THE BAY BEACON SALUTES THE FALLENBeacon Newspapers • 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy. • Niceville, FL 32578(850) 678-1080 • Fax 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comAdvertising Deadline: Thursday, May 17 Dont miss this chance to help your customers plan their summer shopping! FREE color on ads DON’T BE LEFT OUT CALL 678-1080 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY DEADLINE MAY 17 !H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H ATTENTION ADVERTISERS! COLORFUL MEMORIAL DAY ADVERTISING PAGESPublishing May 23 in the Bay Beacon and May 25 in the Eglin Flyer, the Hurlburt Patriot and the Green Beret! Page B-2 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 PARENTS OF HOMESCHOOLERS Would you like to honor your student's graduation from high school in the Bay Beacon?If your student will graduate from high school this year, we would love to include him or her in the Bay Beacon's annual salute to grads, called "Faces of the Future." We will publish photos of all participating high school seniors.Just email a photo of your graduate, along with the student's name, your name, phone, address and email to: info@baybeacon.com (only the photo and the grad's name will be published). Please include "homeschooler graduation photo" in the subject line.Or please drop a photo by our o ce for scanning, along with the infomation. This is a FREEservice to the community Beacon photos by Tess Hollis Fifth graders from Lewis School listened as Eglin Air Force Base airmen instruct them on building their Marsville habitat. The habitats were made out of heavy, clear plastic, held together with duct tape. Courtesy photoRocky Academic Team places first in Knowledge Masters divisionThe Rocky Bayou Christian School Varsity Academic Team placed first in Florida for 2A schools—201 to 500 students—on the Spring 2012 Knowledge Masters Open national exam, 10th in the nation in the same division and third of all local high schools that participated. The team included A-team members Josh Turner, Bill Hudson, Matt Steele, Ian Kampert and team members Noah Kerstein and Audrey Stevens. MARSVILLEFrom page B-1 Rese r va t io n s r eq u i r ed, call 850.729.9463Womens Woes & Whys No Bones About It Good Riddance to Joint PainThursday, June 7, 11:30 am Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center Join us as a former patient shares his experience of a total joint replacement.Sensitive Beats: Womens Cardiac IssuesMonday, June 11, 11:30 am Join us as Kelly Light, RN, BSN, discusses current cardiac issues affecting todays women.Life Without HeartburnTuesday, June 12, 11:30 am Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center Join us as Jeremy Atchison from Esophyx discusses the TIF procedure„a long term solution for acid re”ux.A Cycle of Change: Womens Health PanelFriday, June 15, 11:30 am Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center Join us to hear local gynecologists answer health questions and discuss a variety of womens health topics. 2012 Community Seminar SeriesHERES TO YOUR e v o l m o w n i o J n i w T Tw d e W o W Wo e n o d e e n y t p m e : s a h c u s s e u s s i e f i l s  n e m s u c s i d C H M L a l e k a M y o J s a s u n r e t n e C s s e n l l e W l a t i p s o H s e i t i C n m a 0 3 : 1 1 6 1y a M y y, a d s e n d s  s y h W & s e o W Wo s  s n e m o g n i s o l r e t f a e f i l d n a e m o r d n y s t s e t i w g n i p o c r o f s c i t c a t d n a s p i t s e s r a h t a p r e m r o f a s a s u n i o J W l a t i p s o H s e i t i C n i w T Tw : 1 1 7 e n u J y y, a d s r u h Te c n a d d i R d o o Gd a e l t i r h t n i o J n i w T Tw u h To N t o t a f o e c n e i r e p x e s i h s e r a h s t n e i t r e t n e C s s e n l l e W m a 0 3 :n i a P t n i o J o t e. t n e m e c a l p e r p i h d n a e e n k o t d w t e h t „ s i t i r h t r a d i o t a m u e h r d n a s i t N S B N R n i t r a M e n e l r a D s a s u n r e t n e C s s e n l l e W l a t i p so H s e i t i C n m a 0 3 : 1 1 1 3 y a M y y, a d s rt I t u o b A s e n o B o t n e m e c a l p e r t n i o j l a a c t a h t s i t i r h t r a f o s e p y t g n i d a e l o w a o e t s o s e s s u c s i d E D C C N O N r n r r. x u ” e r d i c a r o f h c t A y m e r e J s a s u n i o J W l a t i p s o H s e i t i C n i w T Tw 1 1 2 1 e n u J y y, a d s e u T Tu H t u o h t i W e f i L. n e m o w g i L y l l e K s a s u n i o J W l a t i p s o H s e i t i C n i w T Tw 1 1 1 1 e n u J y y, a d n o Ms t a e B e v i t i s n e S T e h t s e s s u c s i d x y h p o s E m o r f n o s i h r e t n e C s s e n l l e W m a 0 3 :n r u b t r a et n e r r u c s e s s u c s i d N S B N R t h r e t n e C s s e n l l e W m a 0 3 :u s s I c a i d r a C s  s n e m o W Wo : s o i t u l o s m r e t g n o l a „ e r u d e c o r p F I T y a d o t g n i t c e f f a s e u s s i c a i d r a c ts e u n s  s c i p o t h t l a e h y g l a c o l r a e h o t s u n i o J W l a t i p s o H s e i t i C n i w T Tw 3 : 1 1 5 1 e n u J y y, a d i r Fa h C f o e l c y C A o i t s e u q h t l a e h r e w s n a s t s i g o l o c e n y r e t n e C s s e n l l e W m a 0P h t l a e H s  s n e m o W Wo : e g n n e m o w f o y t e i r a v a s s u c s i d d n a s n ol e n a P s  Chorus set to perform concert

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Thompson, a student at Lewis School, is a new scholar sponsored by the Mid-Bay Rotary Club.Johanna Wolfe and Carol Buchanan, both students at Ruckel Middle School, are also new scholars sponsored by the Katie Mathews White Memorial Scholarship. The Okaloosa County ceremony concluded with a special presentation by Nick Gupta, a Pensacola High School junior, who surprised each student with a free Hewlett-Packard laptop for college. "This just shows that generosity and kindness still exist," Malik said. Working through the Santa Rosa Education Foundation, Nick raised the funds to purchase the laptops with donations from local civic organizations and businesses. The laptop project started three years ago, when Nick and his brother Nathan, who attends college in Boston, raised funds for the Take Stock in Children graduates in Santa Rosa County. "My brother and I realized how much we used our computers, and how important they were," Nick said. "Our parents have always been involved in the Take Stock program, and we were able to learn about these students and what they are dealing with. We started wondering how these students would get through college using just a library computer." When the project first took off, Nick said he had no idea it would receive so much support. "The idea was maybe we could spread into other counties, and across the state," he said. "These grads really deserve these computers." The project was extended to students in Escambia County the following year, and this year, Nick assumed the sole responsibility for raising the funds in Santa Rosa, Escambia and Okaloosa counties. Nick presented the laptops at the celebration alongside Fort Walton Beach High School students Tyler Margaratten and Angela Roy, who have accepted the challenge of duplicating the Gupta's efforts to raise funds and purchase laptops for the 27 Okaloosa County Take Stock in Children scholars who are slated to graduate in 2013. "We would love to see other Take Stock programs in Florida pick us up in the next few years," Nick said. "The success of it relies on donors and the students. The donors are so generous with their money, and the students all work hard to earn this. We couldn't find a more deserving group of students."Special to the Beacon Northwest Florida State College graduated the largest number of students in history, 1,997, on Saturday, May 5, at Raider Arena on the Niceville Campus. Because of the record-breaking number of grads, the college held two commencement ceremonies that featured a member of the graduation class as the speaker. This commencement also marked the first time the college graduated more than 100 persons in a single bachelor's degree program—the Bachelor of Applied Science in Project Management, with 114 graduates. The total bachelor's degree graduates for the academic year from all programs was 181 students. Of the eight students who participated in or spoke at the college's commencement ceremonies, Shiena Marie E. Normand, Kimberly Michelle Greene, Mimmi HammenbeckWillenborg and Ruth Berry, were all from Niceville. Shiena graduated from Niceville High School in 2010, and earned her Associate of Arts degree and will attend Nicholls State University in the fall. She aspires to work in the medical field. Shiena is the daughter of retired EOD Navy Senior Chief Kenneth Normand and Analiza Normand. Kimberly received her Associate of Arts degree with Mana Cum Laude honors, and will transfer to Florida State University to continue her undergraduate degree in mathematics and computer science. Mimmi is an international student from Stockholm, Sweden, and earned her Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Management, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Project Management degrees, both with Magna Cum Laude honors. Ruth Berry first attended NWFSC as a dual-enrolled, home-schooled student in 2007. She graduated with her high school diploma and associate of arts degree in 2010. Ruth received her Associate of Science degree in nursing on Saturday, with Magna Cum Laude honors, and received the Academic Achievement in Nursing award for 2012. Courtesy photo Northwest Florida State college graduated its largest number of students in history—1,997—on Saturday at Raider Arena on the Niceville Campus. The college held two commencement ceremonies because of the large number of graduates. Northwest Florida Blood Services will hold the following blood drives in May.May 9—Eglin 33 MXS, 1109 Wizard Way, Building 1354, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.May 16—Hurlburt Commissary, noon-4 p.m. —Hurlburt LRS, 122 Terry Ave., 7-11 a.m.May 17—Eglin 780th Test Squadron, Building 350, 205 W. D Ave., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.May 22—Eglin 78 PMEL and 46th Test Squad, 201 E. Daytona Road, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. —Eglin Hospital, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.May 23—Hurlburt Medical Group, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.May 24—Eglin AFRL, 101 W. Eglin Blvd., Building 13, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.May 25—Walmart, Niceville, 2-6 p.m., free gift card for all donors.May 30—Eglin Building 351, 203 W. D Ave., 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.May 31—Eglin Building 11, 102 W. D Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON STUDENTSFrom page B-1 Blood Drives Courtesy photoGamma Epsilon members play dress-upMembers of the Gamma Epsilon Masters Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in Niceville attended the Spring Gulf Area Convention in Crestview. They chose "Redneck Riviera" as this year's theme. Members who attended included: Dianne Wilbur, Margaret Holley, Doris Oleg, Marge Ballor and Mattie Williams. Car raffle supports Niceville tech campaignSpecial to the Beacon In support of the Eagles Technology Campaign at Niceville High School, Joe Fagundes of Thrifty Car Rentals, Niceville, has provided a 2008 Dodge Nitro in excellent condition, which will be raffled off to one winner. The school's goal is to sell $3,000 tickets. All proceeds from the raffle will go toward the campaign to purchase iPads, clicker systems, mimeos and web-based software for students and teachers to use in classrooms. Tickets can be purchased now through May 31 in the front office of Niceville High School from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The campaign works with local business partners to raise money to provide additional technology options for the teachers and students at the school. Principal Marcus Chambers announced the campaign kick-off in March, and hopes to raise at least $200,000 by the end of this month in order to start implementing the new technology by the fall. Raffle tickets are $25 each; two for $45; three for $65; four for $85; or five for $100. The winner will be chosen from a drawing that will be held on June 1, at 10 a.m., at Niceville High School. The winner will be notified by phone. For more information, call 833-4114, ext. 1300. Courtesy photoWalton Guard gives history lesson at LewisTwo Walton Guard representatives, Mike Jago and Tim Shaffer, set up Civil War re-enactment campsites at Lewis School on April 13, complete with tents and a camp fire. Mrs. Gamble's eighth grade history classes were able to visit the sites to learn about the weapons and camp site lifestyles of the Union and Confederate troops. From left: Eighth graders Donnell Wells, Joshua Callahan, Bethany Banaszak, JaKalien Cook and Walton Guard presenter Tim Shaffer. CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE! 1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental Available* Storage Supplies/Boxes Call for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) Call or visit us today!POWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete In s urance Service110 N. Partin Drive • Niceville • 678-2514 Theres no such thing as a NO risk zone . 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Nicotine Anonymous If you 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, between Niceville and Bluewater Bay. Info: 897-4721. NHS car sweepstakes In support of the Eagles Technology Campaign at Niceville High School, Joe Fagundes of Thrifty Car Rentals, Niceville, has provided a 2008 Dodge Nitro, which will be raffled off to one winner. The school's goal is to sell $3,000 of tickets. Tickets can be purchased now through May 31 in the front office of the school and at Chick-fil-A, Niceville. Tickets are $25 each; Two for $45; Three for $65; Four for $85; or five for $100. The winner will be chosen from a drawing on June 1, at 10 a.m., at Niceville High School. The winner will be notified by phone. Niceville UMC VBS Vacation Bible School at Niceville United Methodist Church is now accepting registrations. The VBS will be June 11-15, from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Niceville UMC welcomes children ages 4 through completed 5th grade to join them for a week of fun. Daily activities will include teaching lessons, music, crafts, snacks and recreation. Register online at nicevilleumc.org/children. Fees are $10 per child through May 20, with a family max of $25. After May 20, fees are $15 per child. Scholarships are available. Info: 678-4411, ext. 187. Shalimar UMC VBS Shalimar United Methodist Church invites all 4-year-olds through completed 5th graders to a Vacation Bible School, June 18-22, from 9 a.m.-noon. The theme will be "Transformed: Make a change with Jesus!" Kids of all ages will get involved with games, songs and activities. Registration is ongoing, with a $5 fee, which goes toward a Tshirt and supplies. Scholarships are available. Nursery will be available for all volunteers. Info: Susan McLain, children@shalimarumc.org, or 651-0721. Martial Arts camp Martial Arts Combat Academy, Niceville, is taking registrations for a one week camp for kids ages 6-13, June 4-8, from 2-4 p.m. Defensive strategies for kids in an upbeat atmosphere with games and prizes for all. The first five to sign up will get a free Academy Tshirt. Info: 749-9430, or 865-0324. Adult indoor soccer Registration is ongoing for adult indoor soccer at Niceville United Methodist Church for ages 18 and up. Registration will end May 25. Cost: $40, and will increase to $50 after May 18. Games will be Friday evenings during June and July. Register online at nicevilleumc.org/recreation. Library hosts local artist Original paintings and artwork by local artist Dolores McGarvey will be on exhibit at the Niceville Library during May. Dolores is the youngest recipient of the New York Time's art award. College Cantorum The Northwest Florida State College Schola Cantorum will perform on May 9, at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Crestview. The event is free, with donations accepted. Info: 830-2062. Student art show The Okaloosa School District and the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will hold the K-12 student art show on May 9 and 10, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., at the C.H. "Bull" Rigdon Fairgrounds, 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. The exhibit will be open to the public, and there will be a reception and awards presentation on May 10, from 6-7 p.m. 'Young Frankenstein' "Young Frankenstein" will come to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, on May 10. This re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend is based on Mel Brooks' film comedy. Tickets are $45. Info: 729-6000 or mattiekellyartscenter.org. Blues, folk, soul concert The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will present the Emerald Coast Blues Brothers & The Monacos at Concerts in the Park on The Village Green on May 10, at 7 p.m., 4323 Commons Drive West, Destin. Cost: $8 per adult, or $15 per couple. All concerts are free to children under 12. Concert parking will be adjacent at Grace Lutheran Church. State of the Economy A State of the Economy focused on the Niceville-Valparaiso Area will be held May 10, from 7:30-10 a.m. at Northwest Florida State College Costa Leadership Institute. Guest speakers will include: Dr. Rod Lewis, director of The Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development, University of West Florida; Dr. Rick Harper, Director, Office of Economic Development and Engagement, University of West Florida; Lannie Corbin, Niceville City Manager; and Carl Scott, Valparaiso City Administrator. RSVP: 678-2323, or staff@nicevillechamber.com. ASMC scholarships The American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) Gulf Coast Chapter is offering scholarships for high school seniors and college students entering a field of study related to finance/resource management. Info: ASMC website, gulfcoastasmc.org/education.html. The deadline for applications is May 11. Info: Sandra Telemacque, or Sandra.Telemacque.eglin.af.mil, or Donna Schulist, 882-4538, or Donna.Schulist@eglin.af.mil. Princess and Pirate ball The Shelter House will present the Emerald Coast's Princess and Pirate Ball on May 12 at Sandestin's Linkside Conference Center from 5-8 p.m. This kid-friendly event invites the whole family to wear the best princess and pirate costumes for an enchanted evening. The gala event will include a children's costume contest and a silent auction and raffle items. Advance tickets are $99 for a family of four, $20 for children and $40 for adults. An additional $10 per ticket will be charged for tickets purchased at the door. Info: Shelter House, 243-1202. Ranger Open House The Ranger Open House will be May 12, at 10 a.m., at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion. Proceeds will benefit the Gator Activity Fund and the Emerald Coast Fisher House. Morning events will include a snake and reptile show, Ranger squad demonstrations, a parachute demo and spot jump, down pilot/hoist demonstration, combatives demonstration, followed by a break for lunch. The afternoon events will begin at 2 p.m. and include a snake and reptile show, Ranger squad demonstration, a parachute demo and spot jump, down pilot/hoist demonstration, a combatives demonstration, followed by the end of the open house at 5 p.m. Follow signs from Lewis Turner Boulevard/FL 189 for the Ranger Training Battalion. Family Fun Arts Fest The Okaloosa Arts Alliance will hold its fifth annual Family Fun Arts Fest, May 12, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at Henderson Beach State Park. There will be entertainment by local artists, family fun activities and children's area, a silent auction, arts and crafts, and a variety of food. The festival and park are free and open to the public. Info: okaloosaarts.org. Sea turtle presentation Just in time for sea turtle nesting season, Richard Fowlkes will present on the native sea turtles of Northwest Florida and what people can do to protect them. The presentation will be May 12, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, 4956 State Highway 20 East, Freeport. Standard admission rates apply. Info: eowilsoncenter.org. Newcomers, kids hike Join the Florida Trail Association on May 12, at 8:30 a.m., for a 3.8mile newcomers and kids hike around Karick Lake near Baker. Info: 6510902, or choctaw.floridatrail.org. Ballet auditions Registration is ongoing for the Northwest Florida Ballet auditions. Dancers wishing to audition for the Trainee Program must have three years of formal dance training, and be an incoming sixth grader or higher. Trainees will audition on May 12, from 9-10:30 a.m. Dancers wishing to audition for the NFB Company must be 13 years old and have at least six year of formal training, including two years of pointe experience. Auditions will be May 12, from 10:30 a.m.noon. Both auditions will be held at 310 Perry Ave. SE, Fort Walton Beach, and there is a $15 audition fee. Info and registration: Rhonda Starnes, 664-7787, or nfballet.org. Sailfest Regatta The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club will hold a Sailfest Regatta on May 12. Registration will be from 10:3011 a.m., a captain's meeting will be held at 11 a.m., and the Regatta will begin at noon. Membership in the U.S. Sailing and/or Bluewater Bay Sailing Club, or other sailing clubs $50, otherwise $60. The fee includes four meal coupons, plus two Tshirts. The Regatta headquarters will be at the Bluewater Bay Marina, and the racing area will be on Choctawhatchee Bay. Info: Neville Edenborough, 279-6050, or PHRF-Fleet-Captain@bbsc.com. Genealogical Society The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will hold their monthly meeting on May 12, at 10 a.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview St., Valparaiso. The speaker for will be Tony Mennillo, who will share historical stories of Destin and the Emerald Coast, based upon photos by his father Arturo. Mennillo is the author of "Salty Memories Along the Coastal Highway." Dutch treat lunch at a local restaurant will follow the meeting. Visitors are welcome. Info: 678-2023. Lewis golf tourney Lewis School will host the Lewis Athletics First Golf Tournament on May 12 at Eglin's Eagle Course. There will be a noon shotgun start. The tournament is a three-person scramble. Cost: $50 per person/$150 per team. Check-in and lunch will be at 11 a.m. The tournament will benefit the entire sports program at Lewis School. All are welcome, and prizes and gifts will be awarded. Lewis is also looking for hole sponsors for a $120 donation. Info: Jimmy Harrison, 974-9450, or lewisschoolk8.com. Ride for Military Widows The 4th Annual Ride for Military Widows will be held on May 12, with registration beginning at 9 a.m., at Heritage Cycles HarleyDavidson, Fort Walton Beach. Bikes will head out at 10 a.m., and travel to Teresa Village, Fort Walton Beach; Bob Hope Village, Shalimar; Nick's Seafood, Freeport; The Outpost for Bikers, Freeport; Hooters, Destin. The ride will end at Scully's on the Bayou for an after party with live music, prizes and raffles. Cost: $15, and an additional rider is $5. All proceeds will benefit the Air Force Enlisted Village. Info: Randy, 864-1127. Junior Lifeguard 5K There will be a 5K run/walk to benefit Junior Lifeguards at Beasley Park, Okaloosa Island, on May 12. Registration will begin at 5 p.m., and the run/walk will begin at 6 p.m. A Tshirt will be provided with registration and prizes for the top runners. Cost: $25. Info: active.com. Boat safety course The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1-4, Destin, will hold a Boating Safety Course on May 19 at the Fort Walton Yacht Club, 180 Ferry Road, NE, Fort Walton Beach. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m., class runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required by May 14. Cost: $35 and includes the course, exam, FWC Safe Boating ID card, lunch and line-handling/knots demo. Info: John Ryan, public education officer, 623-980-8782, or ryanjohnj@hotmail.com. Topics will include: introduction to boating, boating law, boat safety equipment, safe boating, navigation, boating problems, trailering and storing and protecting your boat. VFW meeting The monthly meeting of the Niceville/Valparaiso Kent Purcell VFW Post 10090 will be held on May 14, at 7 p.m., at the DAV hall, 920 Hospital Drive, Niceville. Info: post10090@flvfw.org. New members are welcome. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY 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 St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool Sunday Services 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Vacation Bible School June 18-22 Register early!ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN PRESCHOOL TODAY! A Florida VPK provider. CO1OK00641407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com NEWHOPEBAPTISTCHURCHSmall enough to know you, big enough to make a difference. Morning Worship 10:45 (850) 678-4399 ~ www.newhopevalp.org 108 Aurora St., Valparaiso, Florida File photoLetter carriers to pick up donationsThe United Way will hold its Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carriers Food Drive on May 12. Letter carriers from Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar, Mary Esther, Eglin Air Force Base, Destin, Niceville, DeFuniak Springs and other post offices will pick up non-expired, non-perishable food items on their routes. People are asked to place items in a bag or box near their mailboxes the morning of May 12, and the letter carrier will pick them up. All donations will go to local food banks, including Sharing & Caring and St. Vincent De Paul Society. 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” D ear Bay Beacon Readers: I h ave been advertising wit h t h e Bay Beacon since 1999. P art of our business is building screen rooms, patio covers and installing vinyl siding. T h e best way to get t h is out to t h e public is to advertise in t h e Beacon. W e depend on t h e Beacon to get our message out to our customers new and old and give t h em t h e opportunity to k now every aspect of our business. T h e Beacon staff are very professional and e x tremely h elpful. Bunni F arn h am, my advertising representative, ma k es advertising quite simple, s h e is eager to ma k e c h anges to my ads and to remind me wit h a k ind p h one call to renew or revise my ad. To t h ose of you w h o would li k e to build your customer base and put t h e word out about your business, I t h in k t h at you would not be disappointed. T h an k s Bay Beacon for h elping to continue to ma k e my business a constant success.One H appy Customer, Bi ll Koch Owner, Advanced Home RepairAdvertising in the Bay Beacon gets results! Here’s proof! CorrectionA photo published May 2 on page B-5 was mistakenly identified as that of Clara Oates, a candidate to represent Okaloosa County at the Democratic State Convention next month in Tampa. Oates is pictured here. Clara Oates See page A-2 for results of the delegate selection.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR DIRECTORS BLUEWATER BAY MUNICIPAL SERVICES BENEFIT UNIT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) will have an election for Directors, pursuant to Okaloosa County Ordinance No. 02-16 as amended on May 18, 2004, in conjunction with the General Election on November 6, 2012. The offices and terms are as follows: Three Directors (Seats 1, 3 and 5) for a four (4) year term each Two Directors (Seats 2 and 4) for a two (2) year term each The qualifying period shall commence at noon on Monday, June 4, 2012, and shall close at noon on Friday, June 8, 2012. All candidates shall qualify with the Supervisor of Elections offices at 302 Wilson St N, Suite 102, Crestview, or 1804 Lewis Turner Blvd, Ste 404, Fort Walton Beach. To qualify, a candidate must file the required papers and a nominating petition signed by ten (10) qualified voters who are residents of the Bluewater Bay MSBU and pay a $25 qualifying fee. No election assessment is applicable under s.99.093 Florida Statutes. Registration books for this election will close on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Voting will be held for residents of the MSBU at Precinct 26, North Bay Baptist Church; Precinct 40, Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church; and Precinct 46, Bluewater Baptist Church, on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voting will be conducted in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act; for information or assistance, call 850-689-5600. Absentee ballots will be available through the Supervisor of Elections offices, in compliance with state and federal laws. May 9, 2012 Paul Lux May 23, 2012 Supervisor of Elections Okaloosa County FL Lewis participates in 13th annual Tech Bowl Photo by Dolores Noechel Okaloosa County School District held its 13th annual Tech Bowl on Saturday. Elementary and middle school students, including students from Lewis School, competed in an Internet scavenger hunt and were scored on accuracy in a timed and filtered environment. This program is an extension of Okaloosa County Schools continuing STEMM initiative, to prepare students to choose careers in science, technology, engineering, math and medical fields. Gov. Rick Scott gave the students, parents and teachers a surprise visit. From left, Tanner Buhart, Gov. Rick Scott, Ben Larsen, Braden Reinhardt and Lewis Coach John Martin. Niceville Garden Club elects officersThe newly formed Niceville Garden Club met on April 24 and elected officers. From left: AnnaBelle James, parliamentarian; Renee Gollehon, historian; Marsha Palmer, publicity chairman; Beth Bishop, treasurer; Doris Camp, secretary; Jennifer Conroy, vice president; and Mary McCann, president. The club meets at the Niceville Library every fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Courtesy photo Rocky Bayou Christian School received the first place team trophy at the Math Bowl in the X class. Left photo, students who participated in the tournament include, front row, from left: Ju Young Moon, Sun Young Moon, Laura Herndon and Bess Tyler. Back rown, from left: Carla Alldredge (sponsor), Dave Tan, Geon Ho Yoo and Joshua Jun. Right photo, 42 students from RBCS also participated in the 2012 Wallace College Math and Science Olympiad held in Dothan, Ala. Twenty-two place awards in eight subject categories were awarded to RBCS students. Courtesy photoRocky Bayou shines at Math Bowl, Olympiad Special to the Beacon Rocky Bayou Christian School received the first place team trophy at the Math Bowl in March at Northwest Florida State College, competing with seven other schools in the X Class. Competing for RBCS for the first time, Sun Young Moon, 11th grade, placed first individually, while her sister, Ju Young Moon, 10th grade, placed seventh. The third individual place was awarded to sophomore Dave Tan. Other RBCS students chosen to represent the school were juniors Laura Herndon, Joshua Jun and Bess Tyler, and senior Graham Pierce. About 24 schools participated, categorized in three classes by size. In other math news at RBCS, 42 students from the school participated in the 2012 Wallace College Math and Science Olympiad held in March in Dothan, Ala. All students who participated had to qualify and be selected for this event. Twenty-two place awards in eight subject categories were awarded to RBCS students. Individual winners in all categories include: Computer Literacy: Ian Kampert, first, Timothy Sung, second, Julie Ritenour, fifth, Connor Lynch, sixth; Algebra I: Dylan Paskell, fifth; Pre-Algebra: Charis Allen, third, Benjamin Esses, seventh; Micro Computer Applications: Connor Lynch, fifth; Advanced Math: William Hudson, first, Joshua Turner, third, Yull Park, fourth, Neely Fawaz, sixth; Algebra II: Geon Ho Yoo, first, James Sung, third, Cameron Esses, fifth; Comprehensive Exam: William Hudson, second, Yu-Ra Park, third, Joshua Turner, fourth, Hae-In Yoo, fifth, Neely Fawaz, seventh; Geometry: Joshua Birdsong, sixth, Stefan Makarov, seventh. William Hudson also placed in the top 10 percent of all students testing from schools of all sizes in this event, with 93rd percentile of 106 Advanced Math testers, and in the 99th percentile of 141 Comprehensive testers. Yull Park placed in the 96th percentile of 141 Comprehensive testers; Charis Allen placed in the 93rd percentile of 100 PreAlgebra testers; Geon Ho Yoo placed in the 98th percentile and James Sung placed in the 90th percentile of 132 Algebra II testers; Dylan Paskell placed in the 91st percentile of 118 Algebra I testers. Junior League donates clothes, supplies to CICThe Junior League of the Emerald Coast donated clothing and supplies to Children in Crisis from their annual "Funderwear Campaign." All of the kids at CIC received new underwear, socks and other necessary supplies to take them through the school year. From left: Ken Hair, of Niceville, CIC President and CEO; Junior League of the Emerald Coast members, Jessica Davenport and Carly Harmer. Courtesy photo N o r thwest Fl o rida S t a te C o lleg e MATTIE KELLY

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Page B-6 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 THEBAYBEACONNavy Seaman Recruit Christian E. Cook son of Christine and Stephen Cook, of Niceville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Cook completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations". This exercise is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills. Cook is a 2010 graduate of Niceville Senior High School of Niceville, Fla. *** Marine Corps Pfc. Alejandro T.O. Ibarra, son of Gloria Williams of Dededo, Guam and Edward Ibarra, of Niceville, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Ibarra and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Ibarra spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-tohand combat and assorted weapons training. *** Navy Lt. j.g. Richard J. Poudrier son of Alan S. Poudrier, of Niceville, currently attached to the Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 home ported in Jacksonville, was recently awarded the 2011 Aviation Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") from Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF). The aviation Battle "E" is the Navy's top performance award presented to the aircraft carrier and aviation squadron in each competitive category that achieves the highest standards of performance readiness and efficiency. The award recognizes a unit's training and operations achievements while including a balance that incentivizes efficiency. Poudrier is a 1996 graduate of Niceville High School and joined the Navy in March 1997. *** Navy Lt. j. g. Gregory D. Ewing whose wife, Brittany, is the daughter of Celia and James Walker, of Niceville, currently attached to the Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 home ported in Jacksonville, was recently awarded the 2011 Aviation Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") from Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF). The aviation Battle "E" is the Navy's top performance award presented to the aircraft carrier and aviation squadron in each competitive category that achieves the highest standards of performance readiness and efficiency. The award recognizes a unit's training and operational achievements while including a balance that incentivizes efficiency. In the Service Christian Cook School Bus Driver Rocky Bayou Christian School Must be at least 21 years of age; possess or willing to obtain a valid Florida Commercial Driver s License (CDL) Class B with airbrakes and with School Bus and Passenger endorsements. (Bus Driver Training & License provided by RBCS, if needed.) Must be able to pass a pre-employment DOT Physical Examination and Drug/Alcohol screening. This is a 10-month part-time contracted position. Salary: $11/hr for route drivers; $10/hr for substitute drivers. If interested, please complete an RBCS application, located at www.rbcs.org. Click on “About Us,” then “Employment.” Please e-mail your application to Ms. Warner, at warnerj@rbcs.org. If you have any job-related questions, please contact Mrs. Deidra Fort, at 678-7358, ext. 243. Contact: Ms. Jayne Warner for all other questions, at 678-7358 ext. 245. Ken s Gas Piping, Inc. looking for a dependable helper in the gas piping field. Construction experience a plus. Valid driver s license and reliable transportation preferred. Will train. For more information call 897-4149. Looking for a job? Check the classified ads every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. INFANTRY, ARMOR, CALVARY, ARMY SF VETERANS With recent (last 10 years) experience needed for periodic, part-time consultation as subject matter experts. Details at www.goldrush77.com Cracker Barrel in Destin is hiring all positions for part-time summer help. Please apply in person at 34930 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, Florida. Independent insurance agency in Niceville has an immediate opening for a diligent and hardworking individual. Current Florida 440/220 license is a plus; but not required. Fax resumes to 850/279-4668. Newspaper Delivery Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville • 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Niceville, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, house for rent. $550 per month. $550 deposit. 850-699-1168 or 850-259-8646. We pay the most for gold, diamonds and jewelry. 700 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, 850-974-2462, Tom. Hand crank generator. Create your own electricity! Electric power anywhere, anytime. For more information: www.handcranked generator.com Happy Jack Liquivic: Recognized safe & effective against hook & roundworms by US Center for Veterinary Medicine. Frank s Cash & Carry (835-4681). (www.happyjackinc.com) Warehouse space available, 700SqFt warehouse, $475 per month. For more information call 8974149, 419 Adams Ave., Valparaiso Studio/1 Bedroom, needed by single person, 678-5433. Yard Sale: Saturday, May 12, Plumosa Palm Drive, 7am, fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis Society. Neighborhood Garage Sale, Dana Pointe, Niceville, Saturday, May 12, 7am-2pm, 850-304-1019 Wanted Warehouse Space Miscellaneous Help Wanted Homes for Rent Yard Sales Pets Jewelry Help Wanted Yard Sales CLASSIFIEDS Beacon “Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!” KennyWilsonPainting30 Yrs. Experience Quality Work & Clean Up A StandardLicensed & Insured368-2710651-3329 PAINTINGTHE BEACON’SAT YOUR SERVICE COMPUTER SERVICES S.O.S. COMPUTER REPAIR LAWN CARE Less StressLawn & LandscapingFREE ESTIMATES RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIALRJ: (850) 699-1617 Bryan: (850) 259-1981 Licensed & Insured Advertise your business in this size space for only $19.55 per week.(Minimum 8 weeks.) 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Experienced, professional real estate management program available to meet your investment/involvement needs. Just Available! HELP WANTED The Bluewater Bay Tennis Center is in need of part-time help (10 to 20 hours per week) to assist in the maintenance of the courts. No experience necessary. Very flexible hours; mornings and middays.Applications are available at the Tennis Center, 777 Bay Drive. Capture the Eglin and Hurlburt markets in the base newspapers!The costeffective way to reach your customers on Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field! The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Page B-7 THEBAYBEACON ADVERTISING DEADLINE : May 21 PUBLICATION : May 30 The Beacon • 1181 E. John Sims Parkway Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 678-1080 • Fax (850) 729-3225 info@baybeacon.com This Attractive Section, Published in Convenient Tabloid Size Thats Easy to Pull Out and Save, Will Publish Individual Senior Photos of This Years Graduates of: „Niceville High School „Rocky Bayou Christian School „NWFSC Collegiate High School! The Beacon Is Taking Orders Now for Ads in This Terrific Special Section! Don't Be Left Out! Were Proud of Our Graduates! Heres Your Chance to Send a Congratulatory Message as They Start Adult Life. You May Wish to Praise your Special Grad, or the Entire Graduating Class! T H E B A Y B E A C O N  S G R A D U A T I O N E D I T I O N W I L L H O N O R T H E M The Beacon in will publish a special supplement saluting the graduating class of three local high schools. THEBEACONSALUTES THEFACESOF THEFUTURE AD DEADLINE i s May 21 C i rculat i on : 15,500 Advertisers!GRADUATION IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! GRADUATION IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO CONGRATULATE HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO CONGRATULATE THE ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012, THE ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012, OR YOUR OWN SPECIAL GRADUATE! OR YOUR OWN SPECIAL GRADUATE! AD DEADLINE : MA Y 21 CALL 678-1080 TO RESER VE YOUR SP ACE TODA Y !THE BAY BEACON’S 2012 GRADUATION SECTION 1¢LESS THAN PER READER NHS grad revels in job coaching college footballBy David “DJ” Bronson Bethel Collegian After a disappointing season last fall, and an overhaul of the coaching staff, the (Bethel College, Kansas) Thresher football team is buzzing with excitement over another recently filled coaching position. Tyler Lampert (Niceville High School, Class of 2005) was hired and brought on in the middle of March and has directed the football workouts since spring break. Lampert’s responsibilities with the team are to coach the inside linebackers and oversee all phases of the Bethel football strength and conditioning program. When asked about his hiring at Bethel, Lampert could not have been more excited. “This is an opportunity that I prayed for (to be back in Kansas),” he said. “A colleague of mine told me about this opening at Bethel, so I applied and Coach (Travis) Graber just so happened to choose me. So here I am, very thankful and excited to be here.” Originally a Niceville native, Lampert played his junior and senior years of college in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference with Southwestern. After playing for the Moundbuilders, Lampert started his coaching career there as an inside linebacker coach. “That season (2011), I coached two very talented inside linebackers, both of which led the conference in tackles per game and total tackles.” Lampert said. “Both were also named All-Conference and one was an honorable mention All-American.” From there, he accepted a coaching position at Wofford College, national Collegiate Athletic Conference Division I, coaching strength and condition. While there, he also was in charge of women’s tennis, track and field and Reserve Officer Training Corps. “I bring an approach that revolved around hard work, a good attitude and doing things the right way,” said Lampert. “If we do things the right way, we (the football team) can accomplish anything.” Lampert is not the only one excited over his arrival at Bethel. Graber is thrilled to have another staff member to help out. “Obviously, any time you get more eyes on the ground to help coach the young men in our program, the better off you are as a program,” said Graber. “Coach Lampert will be extremely helpful from a strength standpoint with his experience on and off the field.” Although Graber had numerous applicants, he was first able to narrow the search to four candidates, then to two and finally down to Lampert. “I chose Coach Lampert for this attributes he would bring to the program,” Graber said. “He brings a very detail-oriented mindset, work ethic and his experience with being a strength and condition guy. I also liked the fact that he played within and understood the conference, yet had the experience outside of the conference.” Spirited senior fullback Benjamin Suchland is also very enthusiastic about the hiring of Lampert. “I am extremely excited to have a knowledgeable and pulchritudinous coach like Lampert in the weight room and on the field with us,” he said. “So far, his workout regime for us has me postulating that the team will be in resplendent shape come next fall. It is first-class coaches like Coach Lampert who want nothing more than to see us succeed, that drive me to give it my all each and every day.’ (Reprinted by permission) Niceville High School graduate Tyler Lampert, a football coach with Bethel College, Kansas, watches the team from the sidelines. Niceville High School opens its defense of its state championship with tonight s game against Eau Gallie High School in Clermont. The Eagles advanced to the final four when Jamie Ujvari threw a 15strikeout no-hitter to top Orange Park, 4-0, May 1 for the Region 1 6A softball finals at home. Above left: Ujvari prepares to deliver a pitch against Orange Park. Above right, Devan Hines slides into second with a double for the Eagles. Far right, Alex Brunson pounds a single during the Regional final game. Right, Jessie Mullen waits for a pitch. Beacon photos by Sarah Clauson Ujvari tosses no-hitter as Eagles advance to final fourDefending state champions open play tonight against Melbourne team

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