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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: 05-23-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
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
issn - 1097-6469
System ID: UF00099641:00175

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can be, who makes a real difference in their school or community and shows respect for other people." Bailey was nominated by several service members for the work Hero Hugs has done on their behalf. Hero Hugs, founded when she was just 7 years old, has sent roughly 75,000 "goodie" packages to U.S. service members around the world in the last nine years. The organization is run entirely by young volunteers. The nominating form from the By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Former Niceville City Councilwoman Judy Boudreaux is the first to announce her candidacy for the city council position vacated by William Thomas. Boudreaux is the only candidate to publicly announce her candidacy thus far, although other candidates may enter the race within the next few days.Carrying a torch for the OlympicsNiceville girl named as link in 8,000-mile run-up to 2012 London gamesBy Kenneth Books Beacon Staff Writer A Niceville teenager has been named to carry the torch for the 2012 Olympics. Bailey Reese, 16, will be among 8,000 torchbearers in the 8,000-mile relay later this year. She was selected for her work as founder and president of Hero Hugs, a Niceville-based military-assistance organization. "We were looking for stories that have the power to inspire the world," said Claire Bishop, of the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games. "Someone who always tried to be the best they By Kenneth Books Beacon Staff Writer This Memorial Day will have added significance for Craig Born, Elizabeth Croft and the many friends of Joshua Born. It has been three months since Army Sgt. Born, Niceville, was killed in the conflict in Afghanistan. But those who knew him have memories of a young man who mentored his friends, avoided drugs and alcohol and always strove to be the best in everything he did. "He had a lot of friends," said Craig Born, Joshua’s father, Niceville. "He was very popular and had a lot of friends growing up. They’d come to him for advice. He kept a lot of them out of the hoosegow." Joshua, 25, was one of two soldiers killed Feb. 23 in Afghanistan when an Afghan soldier turned his gun on them outside a U.S. base in Nangarhar Province. Phillip Meeks, a fellow 2005 Niceville High School graduate serving in the Navy, remembers Joshua as "outgoing." "He always wanted to stay busy," Meeks said. "He never wanted to sit still. He was as happy as could be. He was a good friend and a brother." Joshua was assigned to the 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Stewart, Ga. "He was an avid Mazda RX8 car fan," said Joshua’s mother, Elizabeth Croft, Fort Walton Beach. "He met his wife, Megan, that way through an online sports car site. He liked being in the military. That’s what he wanted to do. He and Megan had all kinds of plans made." They were married June 6, 2010. Croft said Megan is "going on and doing some of the things they wanted to do together." Wednesday, 8 a.m.-noon U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller will host a Veterans' Expo for Okaloosa County and the surrounding areas at the Northwest Florida Fair Grounds Fort Walton Beach. Veterans and their families are invited to attend, as well as active duty, reserve and National Guard. There will be representatives from the VA and various organizations within the First District who will provide them with information and resources regarding benefits, job assistance and health care. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. The Genealogy History Class at the Valparaiso Community Library will hold a program to explore genetic inheritance. Charlene Grafton, a local writer and geneticist, will present the program. Free. Thursday, 4 p.m. Join the Adventure Club for a bike ride in the Bluewater Bay Resort/subdivision. Supper after the ride at a nearby restaurant. Info: 897-6756. Thursday, 6-9 p.m. The Sand Dunes Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America will hold its first summer stitch-in at Niceville United Methodist Church, Room 703. Visitors are welcome. Info: 496-3466. Calendar, B-3 T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 50¢14 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts Please see OLYMPICS, page A-6 Please see SEEKS, page A-8 Please see TDC, page A-2 Please see CASUALTY, page A-4 Please see BRIDGE, page A-7 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 COMING UP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Bridge budget OK’dCitizen hits debt loadBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Commission approved the annual budget of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA), as presented by MBBA Chairman Gordon Fornell and Executive Director Jim Vest May 15. The commission also was cautioned by a private citizen about the bridge authority's bur-Boudreaux seeks seat on councilInterim TDC boss tackles job in scandal’s wakeBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Greg Donovan, the new interim executive director of the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council (TDC), told the Beacon Thursday that he sees his new post as a temporary one, and has no plans to seek it as a permanent position. Instead, he said, he expects to head the TDC “from two to four months,” before returning to his previous job as Okaloosa County Airports Director. The county, he said, has already begun a national executive search for a new, permanent TDC director. Beacon photo by Tess HollisIn memory of those who servedWalt Maddox, center, watches as Andy Cole, left, and Don Sanders place American flags on a Korean War veteran's grave at Early Cemetery in Niceville. Members of the Twin Cities Veterans Council will place flags on veterans' graves in the Niceville-Valparaiso area on May 26 in honor of Memorial Day. See page B-1 for Memorial Day events. Greg Donovan Judy Boudreaux Bailey ReeseWar casualty was ‘great kid, good friend’ Sgt. Joshua Born with his father, Craig.A hundred and one graduationsSeniors graduating from the Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville Thursday totaled 101. Before the commencement ceremony in the college arts center, grads socialized and posed for pictures in the "circus" surrounding the center's well-known "Seven Dancers" sculpture and fountain. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith

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For now, however, Donovan said he is devoting his full attention to learning all he can about the TDC and ensuring that it continues to perform its mission of attracting tourists to Okaloosa County beaches along the Emerald Coast. “I have no interest in keeping this job for the long term,” Donovan said. “My role is to serve as a stop-gap in a situation requiring good decision making.” He was appointed to the TDC directorship after the previous director, Mark Bellinger, died days after being confronted with accusations that he had misspent TDC tax funds on unauthorized items, including a yacht and a house. Donovan said the TDC director’s post is already posted as available on the county website and is to be advertised nationally in order to attract the best possible candidates for the position in the long run. When the new permanent director takes over, Donovan said, “I hope he or she will be able to benefit from the notes I am taking and the decisions I am making now.” The county is offering between $79,913 and $135,824 a year for the job. Bellinger was paid $108,788. While leading the TDC, said Donovan, he hopes to “get the course corrected” to ensure that the TDC effectively promotes Okaloosa County to potential visitors. Local tourism is a major factor in the local economy, and has been starting to recover during the last couple of years from serious declines caused by the national economic recession, the 2010 BP oil spill and a series of hurricanes that hit Florida and the Gulf Coast during the previous decade. His initial steps as interim TDC director, Donovan said, have been to “open communications with the TDC staff,” and to learn all about the TDC and how it works. A large part of what he must learn, Donovan said, is “the TDC’s obligations to entities throughout the community,” such as what contracts the TDC has signed, what promises it has made and to whom, and what events are scheduled in the near future that will involve the TDC. “I am also working to gain a complete understanding of the TDC’s financial capability.” He said that at future meetings with the TDC advisory board and the county commission, including one scheduled for 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, he hopes to give "a complete report, to include what activities we need to make decisions about—some with time sensitivity.” His new job also presents a unique leadership challenge, said Donovan. He said the TDC staff consists of “very good employees, who were deceived like the public and county leaders were.” He said his job includes helping his new employees overcome their grief and feelings of betrayal and carry on doing a job of considerable importance to the county and its people. “Our staff is very open and cooperative,” he said, "but many feel hurt, betrayed and have a sense of disbelief. We are trying to answer everyone’s questions and find closure, while continuing our functions, and deal in a friendly and helpful way with the public.” Asked about the status of the now-famous yacht allegedly bought by Bellinger with county funds, Donovan said it is still docked near a condominium in Destin. He said he is dealing with such issues as the boat’s insurance, what to do with it in case of an early hurricane and how to ultimately dispose of it once it has been released by law enforcement officials for whom it may still be an item of evidence. TDCFrom page A-1By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Calen Fretts, of Valparaiso, a member of the Libertarian Party, has submitted enough petitions to challenge Republican Rep. Jeff Miller on the ballot for the District 1 Congressional seat. According to the Florida Secretary of State, Fretts has obtained the required number of state-verified petitions needed to qualify as a candidate in the Nov. 6 general election. Fretts, a 27-year-old computer programmer, said he wants to challenge Miller, because he “is not the true conservative he claims to be." District 1, which Miller has represented since 2001, includes most of Northwest Florida west of Bay County. In an interview with the Beacon, Fretts criticized Miller for voting in favor of a National Defense Authorization Act that Fretts says gives too much new authority to President Barack Obama, and for voting to establish the “super committee” that last year avoided a lengthy partisan debate about the national budget by setting an automatic budget process in lieu of a regular budget voted on by the full Congress. Fretts also opposes continued U.S. military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other Libertarian principals of minimal government similar to those espoused by Republican and onetime Libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul. Asked whether his candidacy may actually have the effect of taking enough conservative votes from the incumbent Miller to allow a Democratic challenger to win the District 1 seat, Fretts said that is unlikely. “Northwest Florida is such a conservative area,” he said, “that a Democratic candidate has no real chance—they have polled so low.” In addition to Miller and Fretts, the following Democrats are listed by the Florida Department of State as seeking the District 1 seat: James E. Bryan, William "Cleave" Drumond II, and John E. Herndon. In addition, Jason Michael Samek, no party, is listed. Fretts also said he thinks he has a real chance of unseating Miller and taking the seat himself. “I have spoken to many conservative voters on the campaign trail, and most are dissatisfied and disappointed with Miller, who has consistently voted for more debt and less freedom,” Fretts said. Fretts said he is “a true constitutional conservative.” “This is the year for a third party to shine through, despite Miller’s Republican Party war chest and 10 years' incumbency,” Fretts said. There seemed to be almost no worry about Fretts’ candidacy in Miller’s camp when the Beacon inquired about the congressman’s reaction to Fretts’ candidacy. Dan McFaul, Miller’s chief of staff, said the lawmaker does not intend to comment about Fretts’ challenge until after the qualifying period for the election is complete in June. As for Fretts’ claim that Miller is not a true conservative, McFaul said, “Rep. Miller has been rated among the top 10 conservative members of the entire Congress.” The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) Law Office of SAMUEL M. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 2012 BLUEWATER BAY What: A two week long introduction to the game of golf. Consists of both group instruction and individual instruction. After two weeks of instruction we will hold a golf tournament for all the participants When: Meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday June 11th thru 22nd — Tournament on the 24th 9am—10am or 1030am—1130am July 9th thru 20th — Tournament on the 22nd 9am—10am or 1030am—1130am Age: Juniors from the ages 8 to 15 years old. Cost: $75.00 Per Junior Instructor: Sean Hogan, Assistant Golf ProfessionalJuniors need to provide their own golf clubs. Call the Golf Shop for more information(850) 897-3241 JUNIORCLINIC *See your independent Trane dealer for complete program eligibility, dates, details and restrictions. Special financing offers OR instant rebate from $100 up to $1,250 valid on qualifying systems only. All sales must be to homeowners in the United States. Void where prohibited. The Home Projects Visa card issued by Wells Fargo Financial National Bank. Special terms apply to qualifying purchases charged with approved credit at participating merchants. The special terms AP R will continue to apply until all qualifying purchases are paid in full. Reduced Rate APR: Monthly payments of at least 1.75% of the purchase balance are required during th e special terms period. 0% APR: The minimum monthly payment will be the amount that will pay for the purchase in full in equal payments during the special terms period. Fo r newly opened accounts, the regular APR is 27.99%. The APR will vary with the market based on the U.S. Prime Rate. The regular APR is given as of 1/10/2012. If you are charged in terest in any billing cycle, the minimum interest charge will be $1.00. The regular APR will apply to certain fees such as late payment fee or if you use the card for other tran sactions. If you use the card for cash advances, the cash advance fee is 5.0% of the amount of the cash advance, but not less the $10.00. Monthly payment if shown based on $7,100 p urchase. 60 MONTHS SAME AS CASH* INSTANT REBATE UP TO $1,250* € Pay NO interest for 60 months € Paid in full in 60 months € Qualifying Trane Systems only € on Trane XRI5 and all XL Systems GULF POWER REBATE UP TO $1,000 € on any system 16 SEER or higher € A Check me is required for Gulf Power Rebate.Ask your dealer how you can reduce your energy usage with a new Trane high efficiency cooling and heating system. OR AND Choose one of these great offers on qualifying Trane Systems Think You Can t Afford Perfect Indoor Air? Think Again.CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THESE GREAT OFFERS ONLY FROM TRANE!RELIABLE, ENERGY EFFICIENT, CLEAN AIR FOR THE HOME SPRING CLEANINGSPECIALCall now!$6800 It’s Hard To Stop A Trane. (850)897-5559 Starting May 9th-June 14th O O F F F F 5 5 0 0 % % E E N N R R O O L L L L M M E E N N T T Recreation Services, Inc. office is located at 1050 Bay Drive (Bay Drive Pool). For more information call 897-3664. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m & 2 p.m.-6 p.m. • Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Recreation Services, Inc. located in Bluewater Bay is offering a great Membership Special.Due to increased cost of travel, many vacations will be spent at home. Why not join the swim or hard court tennis membership from now until May 31 and SAVE! FREEwater aerobics to our members. Boat storage & facility rental for special occasions.The Swim & Hard Court Tennis is open to everyone not just Bluewater Residents! Swim Lessons starting as early as June 4, call for details 850-897-3664. MemorialDay (850) 729-8055195 J. Cutts Dr., ValparaisoWed. Sun. 9:00 A.M 5:30 P.M.*while quantities last Large Shrimp $450/lb10 lb or more$400/lbSmall Shrimp $199/lb*~OR~ John Sims Pkwy .WILLINGHAM SEAFOOD COMPANYHwy 85Government A v e Hwy 85ValparaisoValparaiso RealtyTo Fort Walton Expires 07/30/12. Expires 07/30/12.Expires 07/30/12. 1 2t hA n n u a lC H O C T A W H A T C H E E B A Y N i c k ’ s S e a f o o d R e s t a u r a n tFreeport, FL 32439 7585 US Hwy. 20 West T o u r n e y E n t r y F e e : $ 3 0 0 0 100% PAYBACK ON LARGEST 5 FISH 1st Place50% of entry fee 2nd Place20% of entry fee 3rd Place15% of entry fee 4th place10% of entry fee 5th place5% of entry fee DIVISIONS Kid Division(12 years & under) Catfish Classic(all ages) Jr. Division(13-17 years old) Weekend Warrior Calcutta Leonard Smith SpecialFOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Nick’s Seafood Restaurant 835-2222 or 830-6161.Visit our website at www.nicksseafoodrestaurant.com or email treylermade@aol.com O l d N i c k ’ s S p e c k l e d T r o u t S h o o t O u t M a y 2 6 J u n e 3 2 0 1 1 M a y 2 6 J u n e 3 2 0 1 1 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, May 23, 2012 Page A-5

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service members said Bailey "recognized Hero Hugs had the ability to do more than just thank our troops. (She) travels around the country and speaks to young people about supporting our troops and making a difference in the life of others. (She) is a champion to soldiers like me and she's inspiring others by showing that anyone has the ability to make a huge difference in the world!" Bailey, a student of Florida Virtual School, said she "jumped up and down for a half hour" when she learned of her selection. "It’s still a big shock," she said. Bailey will carry the twopound torch July 10 through Bisham, a village about 50 miles west of London. In all, 8,000 runners will carry the flame. Bailey’s portion will be 300 meters, or slightly less than onefifth of a mile, although some others will be longer, for a total of about 8,000 miles. The 2012 torch, which commemorates the mythical theft of fire by Prometheus from the Greek god Zeus, began its journey in Olympia, Greece, in front of the ruins of the Temple of Hera. It was carried to various locations in Greece, then taken by ship to the United Kingdom, where on May 17, it began a 70day relay. It will ignite the Olympic cauldron on July 27 to open the games in London. The torch’s origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was reintroduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam and has been part of the modern Olympic Games ever since. To prepare for her run, Bailey has been working out at the Niceville YMCA, courtesy of a free membership provided to her and her family by branch director Sarah Traver. This will be Bailey’s first trip overseas. "I’ve never even left the country before," she said. "This is my first time." One thing she’s not looking forward to is the 10-hour flight from Atlanta to London. But it’s a redeye flight, taking off about 10 p.m., so she’ll probably sleep most of the way. Bailey and her mother, Diana, plan to take full advantage of the trip to Europe, which is being underwritten by CocaCola. They plan to visit Ireland, Paris, Germany, Belgium and Italy. In Belgium, they’ll stay in a castle, Diana said. In all, they’ll spend three weeks in Europe, leaving June 21. There are ulterior motives to some of the stops Bailey and Diana will make. In the United Kingdom, among the attractions are Buckingham Palace and Ripple bars, thin candy sheets rolled over "rippled" chocolate. Italy has lasagna. Bailey also hopes to ride all the roller coasters and see all the museums she has time for. She wants to visit the French fry museum in Belgium, the only such museum in the world. "The most important thing is this is a huge honor," Bailey said. 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geoning debt load. The new MBBA budget calls for total operation and administration expenses of $13,226,340, and capital expenditures of $22 million. The MBBA budget was approved with little discussion among county commission members during a meeting in Fort Walton Beach, after a short briefing from Fornell. Fornell told the commissioners that Mid-Bay Bridge operations are going smoothly, that bridge traffic is gradually returning to pre-2006 levels after drops resulting from hurricanes, the BP oil spill and a national economic recession during the last few years. Tourist traffic is almost back to normal, he said, although commuter and constructionrelated traffic still lags somewhat behind previous levels, due to the lingering recession, although Fornell said he is optimistic that such traffic will also increase as the economy recovers. Fornell also said construction of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road to link the MidBay Bridge with State Road 85 north of Niceville is proceeding on schedule and within budget. Just before adjournment of the county commission meeting, however, Libertarian Party activist Pete Blome, of Niceville, addressed the commissioners, objecting to the MBBA budget. He said the budget accounts for only annual expenses, not the bond debt the MBBA has acquired to fund improvements to the bridge and construction of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road now under construction around the Niceville area. "The Mid-Bay Bridge has been allowed to grow into the biggest public works project in the county, with the exception of the federal government," Blome said. "By the time the bypass road is finished, the authority will accumulate at least $300 million in debt. That is $1,750 for every man, woman and child in this county." He also objected to potential future tolls on the bridge and the connector road. "Imagine if you live in Crestview and have to work in Destin and have to pay a $9 toll some day to get to and from work," he said. County Commissioner James Campbell disagreed with Blome, saying that use of the bridge and connector road will be optional for motorists, who can either pay the toll or take other routes to reach Destin. Fornell, in a later phone conversation with the Beacon, said there was "no validity" to Blome's assertions. He said the MBBA is only required to brief its annual budget, not its bond debt, to the county commission. Bond debt, he said, is a separate issue, handled like a private business transaction, not affecting or obligating county taxpayers. He also said the MBBA is having no trouble paying its bond obligations from toll revenue. "We pay our bills every month. Everything is going fine," he said. Vest informed the Beacon that the MBBA's outstanding bond debt was $262,745,962 as of the end of the last fiscal year on September 30, 2011. In addition, the MBBA owes the Florida Department of Transportation $9,092,089 as of Feb. 29, to be paid back over the next five years. 166 Wright Circle...............MLS#570829....$159,900 1509 Partin Drive North.....MLS#576284....$199,900 913 Rue De Palms Eas......MLS#568388....$213,000 122 Arrowhead Way........MLS#576953....$269,900 306 Antiqua Way..............MLS#576987....$314,900 403 Silver Creek Cove......MLS#573790....$413,900 4188 Mossy Cove Court...MLS#577202....$428,900 1012 Lake Way Drive........MLS#576740....$434,500 4556 Redbud Trail.............MLS#560121....$465,000 1721 19th Street.................MLS#575352....$465,000 NICEVILLE’S #1 SALES OFFICE SINCE 2005 SALES@C21MINGER.COM Crestview, Bluewater Bay, Niceville, Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Navarre, Gulf BreezeSPECIALIZEDAREAS IN: Wilson Minger Agency, Inc. (850) 678-5161 1-800-369-2403www.century21wilsonminger.com By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer East Niceville Fire District commissioners have agreed 4-1 that draft minutes of commission meetings may be emailed to commissioners. Commissioner Ed Dunbar proposed the idea saying it would help commissioners prepare for subsequent commission meetings by reviewing the draft minutes of the previous month's meeting in advance. It would also be helpful to commissioners who are absent, he said, to catch up on what business the commission had accomplished in their absence. Dunbar said that under the state's Sunshine Law, commissioners still can't discuss the draft minutes among themselves, or for that matter any other business that is likely to come before commissioners for a vote. "That's the problem with email," said Commissioner Leonard Martin at a commission meeting May 14, "you can send it out, but you can't discuss it." He said commissioners though could "read, digest and absorb" the information presented. Dunbar said that the emails from the fire commission's secretary to each commissioner would become public records under the Sunshine Law. But, he added, the draft minutes in paper form of each fire commission meeting are already public records and have been kept at the fire station where commissioners, or the public, could access and read them. Fire Commissioner Matt Schwab made a motion to have the secretary email the draft minutes to each commissioner who wants them, and Martin amended the motion to specify allowing the secretary to do so as her time allows. The motion then passed 4-1, with commission Chairman Mike Marcolongo the sole dissenter. Marcolongo said after the meeting that he opposed the use of email to send draft minutes because he was "fed-up" with recent news reports of elected officials from other government bodies getting snarled in alleged Sunshine Law violations because members used email to communicate government business with each other. "Nobody wants it (draft minutes) anyway except newspapers," Marcolongo said. He added that other than the press, members of the public hardly ever attend East Niceville's fire commission meetings. In other business at their May 14 fire commission meeting, commissioners set their regular July 9 meeting to include a budget workshop. Dunbar said that in the past budget issues have been done by the commission's long time chairman, Marcolongo, as a committee of one. "I'm just worried some of us may have to do the budget without guidance," he said. "It would be good to know what all the budget constraints are," Dunbar said, rather than waiting until August when the chairman presents the annual budget to commissioners at their monthly meeting. Schwab agreed, telling the chairman that he "had a lot of stuff in your brain." Commissioners approved the July budget workshop. Capt. Jason Holcomb told commissioners that all 10 firefighters, including the fire chief, were in favor of amending their current Chapter 175 pension plan to a local law plan. That change has been made by most other fire districts in Florida, he said, and is aimed at strengthening firefighter pensions. Holcomb said firefighters wanted some assurance that commissioners would support the change before they spent about $4,000 out of pension funds to have an attorney draft an ordinance to convert to a local law plan. Commissioners were supportive of firefighters desires, but concerned that it would cause the district's pension contribution to increase its retirement contributions by an unknown amount. Commissioners asked Holcomb to obtain a sample ordinance on a local law pension plan from a similar-sized fire district. Like the current pension plan, local law pension plans are funded in part by taxpayers. East Niceville firefighters pay 5 percent of their salaries to their own retirement, and also get a contribution from the district, currently about 2.3 percent.Wednesday, May 23, 2012A-7 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 729-2131 Auto  Business  Home  Life  Flood HOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? Give us a call, we can help! www.ni ce vill e in s ur a n ce co m Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 14, 2012 through May 20, 2012. 0 Structure Fire20 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn6 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms2 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time West John Sims Pkwy................Good intent call..........................05/14/12..............06:48 Linden Avenue.............................Medical.......................................05/14/12..............08:12 N. Partin Drive.............................Medical.......................................05/15/12..............06:12 Linden Avenue.............................Medical.......................................05/15/12..............09:07 Twin Cities Boulevard.................Medical.......................................05/15/12..............12:40 Kelly Road...................................Medical.......................................05/15/12..............13:46 East John Sims Pkwy.................Alarm activation.........................05/15/12..............14:50 East John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle crash.............................05/15/12..............15:35 N. Partin Drive.............................Medical.......................................05/16/12..............03:25 Linda Court..................................Medical.......................................05/16/12..............04:24 N. Partin Drive.............................Medical.......................................05/16/12..............05:24 Willow Lane.................................Medical.......................................05/16/12..............07:28 East John Sims Pkwy.................Service call.................................05/17/12..............10:33 Kelly Road...................................Medical.......................................05/17/12..............10:36 Yacht Club Drive..........................Medical.......................................05/17/12..............11:39 Bayshore Drive............................Oil spill........................................05/17/12..............13:57 N. Partin Drive.............................Medical.......................................05/17/12..............14:09 N. Palm Boulevard......................Medical.......................................05/17/12..............14:48 Deer Street..................................Medical.......................................05/17/12..............17:53 Sean Lane...................................Service call.................................05/18/12..............22:47 26th Street...................................Medical.......................................05/19/12..............05:04 N. Partin Drive.............................Medical.......................................05/19/12..............09:54 East John Sims Pkwy.................Alarm activation.........................05/19/12..............14:39 Edgewater Drive..........................Medical.......................................05/19/12..............18:51 Reeves Street..............................Medical.......................................05/19/12..............20:23 N. Partin Drive.............................Medical.......................................05/19/12..............20:39 N. Partin/Palm Boulevard...........Vehicle crash.............................05/19/12..............20:42 State Road 85 North...................Vehicle crash.............................05/19/12..............21:45 E. College Boulevard..................False call....................................05/20/12..............10:36 East John Sims Pkwy.................Medical.......................................05/20/12..............13:43 22nd Street..................................Electrical problem......................05/20/12..............15:26 Weekly Safety Tip: The best way to survive a fire inside a building is to get out fast. Plan two escape routes from each room in your home and practice the routes with your family members at least twice a year. Pick a meeting place where everyone can gather outside and never go back in...stay out! Please visit the Niceville Fire Department website on Facebook.North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 14, 2012 through May 20, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Cedar Street................................EMS call.......................................05/14/12...........09:30 Range Road................................System malfunction.....................05/14/12...........09:56 Highway 20 East.........................EMS call.......................................05/14/12...........14:36 North White Point Road..............Rescue, EMS incident................05/14/12...........16:03 47th Street...................................Dispatched and canceled...........05/14/12...........22:00 East Highway 20.........................EMS call.......................................05/15/12...........08:44 North White Point Road..............Rescue, EMS incident................05/15/12...........16:01 Whitewood Way..........................Medical assist..............................05/16/12...........03:23 North Saint Andrews...................Rescue, EMS incident................05/16/12...........07:23 East Highway 20.........................Dispatched & canceled...............05/16/12...........20:15 Highway 20 and Satsuma..........Motor vehicle accident................05/16/12...........23:46 North White Point Road..............Medical assist..............................05/17/12...........12:57 Abaco Cove.................................Medical assist..............................05/17/12...........17:44 North White Point Road..............Dispatched & canceled...............05/17/12...........19:12 North White Point Road..............Medical assist..............................05/18/12...........17:58 Ida Coon Circle and Calinda......Motor vehicle accident................05/19/12...........08:36 Fairway Lakes Drive...................EMS call.......................................05/20/12...........00:19 22nd Street..................................Dispatched and canceled...........05/20/12...........15:27 Olde Post Road...........................Medical assist..............................05/20/12...........16:44 Merchants Way...........................Medical assist..............................05/20/12...........18:13 North White Point Road..............Medical assist..............................05/20/12...........19:09 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Niceville The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 DynCorp recruiters will be at the JobsPlus Career Center 415 Racetrack Rd., Fort Walton Beach, FL, on Wednesday, May 30, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. conducting a LOGCAP IV job fair event. We are seeking candidates for the following positions in Afghanistan: LOGCAP IV Afghanistan Job Fair EventDynCorp International (DI) is a global government services provider in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives, delivering support solutions for defense, diplomacy, and international development. DI operates major programs in logistics, platform support, contingency operations, and training and mentoring to reinforce security, community stability and the rule of law. www.dyncorprecruiting.com “LG4” keyword jobsFire InspectorsHigh Voltage Generator Mechanics AviationHAZMAT Specialists LogisticsCrane Operators/Riggers QA/QC TechniciansPower Generation Foremen HVAC MechanicsLight and Heavy Vehicle Mechanics Maintenance MechanicsGenerator MechanicsFire board OKs email info sharing Beacon photo by Del Lessard The East Niceville Fire Commission meeting May 14 to discuss firefighter pensions, information sharing via email, and other issues. BRIDGEFrom page A-1

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-8 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 THEBAYBEACONNiceville s own Rocky Bayou Country Club is member-owned and going strong since 1972. Rocky Bayou Country Club is the only member-owned private country club in the area and prides itself on its lush, green 18-hole championship course that sits perfectly into the beautiful terrain. “When you join as a member here you have not only a beautiful, well-maintained course, but you have a fun, casual club atmosphere where you can enjoy your time with friends and make some new ones” said Andy Potter, club manager and PGA golf professional at Rocky Bayou Country Club. “Visually the course is stunning and sits between rolling hills and surrounds four lakes,” Potter said. “It is very playable for all levels from beginning to expert and is a very good walking course. The course is forgiving off the tee, with wide fairways, and neighborhood homes that sit far enough back from the course that you don't have to pick up an errant shot from someone's back yard.” There are activities for all golfers such as PGA professional lessons, clinics, demo days, tournaments and mixers. The clubhouse offers regularly scheduled dinners and parties, happy hours, bridge groups and game nights, just to name a few activities. The clubhouse overlooks the lush scenery of the golf course, complete with excellent food prepared by Chef Bonney Adkins. There is also a swimming pool, and the lakes are great for fishing. Whether needing lessons or just a good golf club, the Golf Pro Shop is always fully stocked, with great customer service and a variety of products for any need that may arise. Rocky Bayou Country Club prides itself on being a casual family friendly atmosphere where everyone can relax and enjoy all of the wonderful amenities and activities offered. Pickles, the Rocky Bayou Club cat would agree. Pickles was rescued by one of the cart attendants and provided a home at the Golf Pro Shop. All of the members at the Rocky Bayou Country Club love interacting with Pickles. Potter invites new members to say “hi” to Pickles, where he will probably be wandering around the Pro Shop or club house attending to the squirrels. For a limited time, there are great membership specials with no initiation fee. If you join before June 30, you will receive your 12th month of dues free. There are several different types of memberships to suit anyone s specific needs. “We have recently added the Single Membership category, and we feel we have a membership type to fit anyone, from the casual once-a-week golfer to the hardcore golf fanatic,” Potter said. Visit Rocky Bayou Country Club at 600 Golf Course Drive in Niceville, or call 850-678-3270, or visit their website at www.rockybayoucc.com. Club Manager Andy Potter can be reached at extension 4, or by email at apotter@rockybayoucc.com.Advertising Feature For more information & a trial round callAndy Potter, Club Manager & PGA Golf Professional 850-678-3270 ext. 4, apotter@rockybayoucc.comwww.rockybayoucc.com MEMBERSHIPDRIVESPECIAL Rocky Bayou Country Club is the only member-owned private country club in the area. Meet Pickles, the Rocky Bayou Country Club Cat.Rocky Bayou Country Club40 years, still going strong 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.com HOURS: 10:45 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 10:45 a.m. 9:30 Fri.  11:30 a.m. 9:30 Sat. Casual Waterfront Dining featuring Seafood, Steak & Pasta EARLY BIRD SPECIALS 4:30 6:00 Every Day NEWLY RENOVATED LOUNGE & ENCLOSED PATIO BARwithLive Music Fri. & Sat. NightsHAPPY HOUR: 3:00 6:00  Mon.-Sat. 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Most importantly...makes your flower beds LOOK GOOD! Now is a great time to mulch your yard!Thomas resigned March 8, less than a year into his second four-year term. City Clerk Dan Doucet said the city has planned a special election for July 17 for the three years remaining in Thomas' term. The nonpartisan post is unpaid. Doucet said he had not yet received any formal applications from potential candidates to fill Thomas’ seat on the five-member council. The formal qualifying period will begin May 29 and end June 1. Boudreaux was defeated in her bid for a fifth term by Heath Rominger in the last regular city election in July 2011, but is now eligible to run for Thomas’ vacant seat. All Niceville City Council members are elected “at large” by voters from throughout the city, rather than by separate districts. Asked by a reporter whether she planned to run, Boudreaux replied, “Yes, absolutely!” She said that if elected, she intends to “resume where I left off, serving the people of Niceville.” Boudreaux said that her priorities as a council member would be as before: “public safety and traffic.” She said she plans to post some campaign information on her Facebook page in the near future. SEEKSFrom page A-1 A L L A R O U N D T H E T O W N A L L A R O U N D T H E T O W N A L L A R O U N D T H E T O W N Andy Potter, club manager and PGA golf professional at Rocky Bayou Country Club.

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By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer As part of the area's observance of Memorial Day, May 28, the Twin Cities Veterans Council will hold a ceremony at Doolittle Park, as well as place flags on departed veterans' graves. Memorial Day honors will begin on Saturday, May 26, as members of TCVC, along with Boy Scout Troop 52, of Valparaiso, and any community members who wish to volunteer will place flags on graves of deceased veterans. The flags will remain on the graves at Sunset, Rocky, Erwin, Sweeney and Early Cemeteries through 5 p.m. on Memorial Day. "Even though they've passed, it's important that we never forget," said DAV and VFW member Andy Cole, of Niceville. Anyone interested in volunWith the end of the school year, it's easy for children and teenagers to suffer bouts of boredom. There are, however, plenty of activities available this summer, from recreational, to sports, to vacation Bible school and academic activities that are guaranteed to keep area youth active and busy this summer. The following are upcoming summer camps, programs and activities that will make summer planning a step easier.Vacation Bible School First Baptist Valparaiso First Baptist Church of Valparaiso will hold its vacation Bible school June 10-14, from 68:30 p.m. The theme this year will be "Amazing Wonders Aviation." Grades 1-8. Info: 6784822. Pre-registration is not required, but forms are available at the church. Niceville UMC Vacation Bible School at Niceville United Methodist Church is now accepting registrations. The VBS will be June 1115, from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 4-5th grade. Daily activities will include teaching lessons, music, crafts, snacks and recreation. Registration: nicevilleumc.org/children. Cost: $15 per child. Scholarships are available. Info: 678-4411, ext. 187. Shalimar UMC Shalimar United Methodist Church invites all 4 year olds through completed 5th graders to a Vacation Bible School, June 1822, from 9 a.m.-noon. The theme will be "Transformed: Make a change with Jesus!" Registration: $5. Scholarships are available. Nursery will be available for all volunteers. Info: Susan McLain, children@shalimar-umc.org, or 651-0721. St. Paul Lutheran Registration is open for St. Paul Lutheran Church Vacation 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 2 2 3 3 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Announcing the opening of our newest location...750 John Sims Parkway East in the heart of Niceville850.269.1201WWW.FIRSTFLBANK.COMMember FDIC Niceville Where You Come First.A place that exudes Southern hospitality, attention to detail, a friendly atmosphere and customized service to meet your every need. 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Monday–Friday Drive-Thru: Monday–Friday Lobby:Opening Friday 8:30 to 6:00 – Satu nday–Friday y, 8:30 to 5:00 – Saturd y–Friday y, ,J, pgy y, 9:00 to Noon 8:30 to 6:00 – Saturday 9:00 to Noon 8:30 to 5:00 – Saturday 4.1 HOURS broken armat other ERs Stevie Armstrong a 2009 Niceville High School graduate, has been named to the Florida State University Dean's list for the past semester. She is currently majoring in computational biology, with a minor in mathematics. Stevie will enter her senior year in the fall semester. *** Matthew Higdon of Niceville, graduated from Berry College with a bachelor of science degree in environmental science. Berry College welcomed 286 new alumnus on May 5 at the Spring Commencement. *** Sarah Dawn Maton of Niceville, received her Cum Laude degree from the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. While at UCF, she was one of the founders of the University's food pantry— Knights Pantry. Sarah graduated from Niceville High School in 2008, where she completed the Take Stock in Children Program. She will continue her post graduate studies at East Carolina University in the fall. Please see WHO S, page B-2 Stevie Armstrong Sarah Maton Please see SUMMER, page B-2 File photo Children at WinShape Camps, Niceville, have a "screaming" good time. WinShape Camps is one of the many activities coming to the area this summer that will be sure to entertain kids and teenagers. Beacon photo by Tess HollisStudents replicate modern artFirst-graders from Lewis School spent the the morning of May 16 painting a canvas that mirrored the work of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. The project was part of the Okaloosa Volunteer Art Lessons (OVAL) program, where students learn about art appreciation from parent volunteers. After it dried, the painting was split into pieces, allowing the students to use it in their portfolios. 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Page B-2 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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, May 27 Pentecost One Service 10:00 am Nursery Provided Everyone invited to wear red.St. Paul Preschool is 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*** Wesley William Jordan a 2008 graduate of Niceville High School, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University Of West Florida, Pensacola, with a bachelor of science degree in exercise science. The son of John and Nita Jordan of Niceville, Wes was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll seven times and the President’s Honor Roll twice. He played varsity Rugby for UWF from 2008-2010 as a starting prop, traveling to games and tournaments. Wes plans to enlist in the U.S. Navy to pursue his dream of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. *** Dr. Shannon Burton a 2005 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Niceville High School, graduated on April 27 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Florida. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Florida State, with honors, in 2009. Dr. Burton will commence employment at Shands Hospital in Gainesville in July. She is the daughter of Cynthia Burton, of Destin, and Gordon Lederman, of Bluewater Bay. *** Bart Swan of Niceville, was recently recognized as No. 1 in total loan production company wide for University Lending Group for the months of January through April 2012. University Lending Group, with 14 offices in four states, originates VA, FHA, Rural Housing and Conventional mortgage loans. WHO SFrom page B-1 Wesley Jordan Shannon Burton Bart SwanBible School, "Operation overboard, dare to go deep with God," June 18-22. Hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Children 3-years-old and potty trained, to fifth grade are asked to register by June 3. Late registrations will be accepted until June 18. Registration: stpaul@stpaulniceville.com, or the church office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per child. Special Interest'Kids on Campus' Registration for "Kids on Campus" summer enrichment program at Northwest Florida College will be on-going until the first session on a space-available basis. The program will offer youth entering 3rd-8th grades an opportunity for learning in a college environment with a variety of classes in areas of athletics, theater, art and academics. The program will offer two sessions at the Niceville campus—June 18-28, and July 16-26. The course list and registration forms are available at all area elementary and middle schools, NWFSC campuses and on the website, nwfsc.edu/schedule. 4-H horse camp Registration is ongoing for the Okaloosa County 4-H annual summer horse camp. The camp will be June 10-15, at Camp Timpoochee, Niceville. The theme will be "Olympics: Traits of a Champion." Campers are required to bring their own horse. Ages 8-18. Cost: $300. A $100 deposit will hold a spot, and the full payment must be made by May 31. Registration: okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/4h.shtml. Info: Jennifer Bearden, heady@ufl.edu. Heritage Museum The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will hold a "Raiders of the Lost Artifact" summer history camp Aug. 6-10, from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $60 per Raider for the week, or $50 per Raider for Museum Family Members. Raiders can also participate for $15 per day, or $12 for Museum Family Members. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Info: 678-2615. Scrapbooking In this camp, students will learn how to record their own history and have fun doing it. June 48, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Grades 4-12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on May 29 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. High School Success This camp is for underclassmen in grades 9-11. Students will work on their high school resumes, college searches, upcoming testing and prep for those tests. July 9-13, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 2 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Chess Camp In this camp, students will learn how to play or improve their game. Openings and end games will be practiced and tournaments will be played. July 23-26, Monday-Thursday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $72. Ages 9-15. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 16 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Camp College This camp is designed for rising seniors to get their college applications completed during the summer to be ready to submit to colleges in the early fall. Camp College meets for three, half-day seminars. July 31-Aug. 2, Tuesday-Thursday from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Grade 12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 23 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Remedial Reading This camp will help students to increase their reading skills so they can read smarter. June 11-15, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Grades 4-8. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on June 4 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Math PSAT/SAT The Math PSAT camp is targeted toward 9th and 10th graders, and the Math SAT camp is targeted toward 11th and 12th graders, but students may choose the course work that fits their readiness. Both camps will teach math testing strategies. July 16-20, Monday-Friday, from 8-11:30 a.m. Cost: 77. Grades 9-12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 9 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. English PSAT/SAT The English PSAT camp is targeted toward 9th and 10th graders, and the English SAT camp is targeted toward 11th and 12th graders, but students may choose the coursework that fits their readiness. Both camps will teach English testing strategies. July 2327, Monday-Friday, from 8-11:30 a.m. Cost: $77. Grades 9-12. Register by 4 p.m. on July 16 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Science and NatureEnvironmental Education Lessons in a variety of outdoor activities such as fresh and salt water fishing, bay fishing, boat safety, hunting skills and techniques for small game and deer, tree stand safety, training in GPPS systems and Boat Smart certification will be offered as part of a new Environmental Education course at Northwest Florida State College. The course is open to adults of all ages or to youth age 16 and older. Youth younger than 16 must have a parent or guardian enrolled in the course along with them. June 18-29 and July 9-20, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $50. Info: NWFSC Continuing Education Division, 729-6085. Science Center The Emerald Coast Science Center, 139 Brooks St., will offer several summer science programs for junior and intermediate scientists. Camps run from June 11Aug. 9, from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Cost: $90 for ECSC members, $100 for non-members. Info: 664-1261 or ecscience.org. Zoo Camp The Zoo at Gulf Breeze, 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway, will offer the following camp programs from children kindergarten through 8th grades: June 18-22, June 25-29 and July 9-13. Costs range from $60-$310. Info: 9322229, or gulfbreezezoo.org. Crazy Scientist 1 Students will observe the secrets of living things and everyday matter unfolding before their eyes. The camp will be from June 11-15, Monday-Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Ages 7-15. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Crazy Scientist 2 This camp is similar to Crazy Scientist 1, but different crazy activities are engaged in and observed. June 18-22, MondayFriday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Ages 7-15. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Crazy Scientist 3 This camp is similar to Crazy Scientist 1 and 2, but different crazy activities are engaged in and observed. June 25-29, MondayFriday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Ages 7-15. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Crazy Scientist 4 This camp is similar to Crazy Scientist 1, 2 and 3, but different crazy activities are engaged in and observed. July 2,3,5,6, MondayFriday, not Wednesday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $72. Ages 715. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Crazy Rocket Scientist Each camper will build and launch an Estes rocket, explore simpler rockets and propulsions and avionics. July 9-13, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Ages 7-15. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Crazy Robotics This camp will teach students how to build and use Lego Robotics. July 16-20, MondayFriday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Ages 8-16. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Engineering In this camp, students will build model airplanes, bridges and construct mouse trap cars. July 23-27, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Ages 10-15. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 7297227, ext. 273. Fine Arts'Camp Glee!' workshop The Fine and Performing Arts Division at Northwest Florida State College will offer a Creative Dramatics summer workshop titled "Camp Glee!" June 4-July 3 for students rising 8th grade-college. The workshop will meet from 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m., MondayThursday, at the college's Niceville campus. Info: Diana Jernigan, 729-5832. Kamp Kellywamba The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will present Kamp Kellywamba, a one-week summer art camp, June 25-29 at Destin Middle School. This class will feature art, drama, dance and the culinary arts designed for students entering 1st-8th grade in the fall. Cost: $100 per student, includes Tshirt and supplies. Info or registration: 650-2226 or mattiekellyartsfoundation.org. Theatre residency The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and the Missoula Children's Theatre will hold a oneweek summer theatre residency, July 23-27, for 60 children at Village Baptist Church in Destin. Group auditions will be held for the production of "Jack and the Beanstalk" on July 23, from 10 a.m.-noon for students entering 1st-12th grades. A ticketed public performance of the play will be performed on July 27, at 6:30 p.m., at Village Baptist Church, 101 Matthew Blvd., Destin. Cost: $75 per child. Info and registration: 650-2226, mattiekellyartsfoundation.org. ADSO The Arts and Design Society will offer "Kids' Fine Art Camp," June 18-22 and July 16-20. Ages: 6-11 and 9-13. Cost: $60 per child, $50 for ADSO members. Pre-registration is required by June 15 for June sessions and July 13 for July sessions. Classes will be at the ADSO Art Center, 17 First St., SE, Fort Walton Beach. Info: 2441271, or artsdesignsociety.org. SportsMartial Arts 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. Info: 749-9430, or 865-0324. Cheerleading There will be a cheerleading camp in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym June 4-8, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Grades 1-6. Cost: $80. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on May 29 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Baseball Northwest Florida State College will hold a kids baseball camp June 4-7, open to boys ages 7-14. Daily work will be done on all of the fundamentals of baseball, and taught in a setting that will educated and entertain players. Camp will be present in halfor full-day session. Camp instructors will include the coaching staff and players from NWFSC Baseball team. Cost: Session 1, $90; Session 2, $90; Session 3, $150. Half-day, 9 a.m.-noon or 14 p.m.; full-day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: Coach Doug Martin, 729-5268, or Assistant Coach Nick Fletcher, 729-6048. *** Northwest Florida State College will hold a baseball camp for boys ages 7-14. The camp will be June 20-23, from 8 a.m.-noon. Cost: $75. Info: 729-5379. Soccer A varsity soccer camp will be held in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym weight room and practice field June 4-July 27, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of each week from 5-7:30 p.m. Boys/girls grades 9-12. Cost: $90. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on May 29 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. *** A soccer camp will be held on the Rocky Bayou Christian School field July 9-12, MondayThursday, 2-5 p.m. Boys/girls grades 3-8. Cost: $72. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 2 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Football Morgan's Sport Center, Destin, will offer summer 4-on-4 co-ed flag football beginning June 7. Games will be played Thursday nights in June. Youth ages 7-12, as of June 1, can participate. Registration ends the last week of May. Info and registration: 6501241, or cityofdestin.com. *** A football camp will be held on the Rocky Bayou Christian School field June 11-13, MondayWednesday, from 11:30 a.m.1 p.m. Boys grades 3-8. Cost: $60. Register by 4 p.m. on June 4 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Volleyball A volleyball camp will be held in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym June 18-22, MondayFriday, from 8-11:30 a.m. Boys/girls grades 3-7. Cost: $80. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on June 11 to avoid a $10 late fee. Basketball The King of Courts Basketball Camp, hosted by John Runyon, will be June 25-28, from 12:303:30 p.m. Registration is open to boys and girls going into 3rd-5th grade in the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. Registration is due by June 1, and the camp is limited to the first 50 campers. Cost: $100 per camper. Info: 502-9372. *** Northwest Florida State SUMMERFrom page B-1 Please see FUN, page B-3 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; growwww.iacdestin.org “Pointing The Way To Jesus” 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 File photoFun with LegosBuilding with Legos is a highlight of Northwest Florida College's summer enrichment program, "Kids on Campus." The program is just one of many activities children can participate in throughout the summer.

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College, Niceville, will host "Lil' Ballers Camp" June 4-8, from 9 a.m.-noon. The camp is for boys and girls going into 3rd-6th grades. Cost: $125 per participant. Info: 729-5265, harringp@nwfsc.edu. *** Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, will host a basketball camp for boys and girls, ages 7-12, June 14-16, from 1-5 p.m. Cost: $75. Info: 729-5279. *** A basketball camp will be held in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym July 1620, Monday-Friday, from 811:30 a.m. Boys grades 3-7. Cost: $80. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 9 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 7297227, ext. 273. *** A varsity basketball camp will be held in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym July 1620, Monday-Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. Boys grades 8-12. Cost: $80. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 9 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. *** A basketball camp will be held in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym July 2327, Monday-Friday, from 811:30 a.m. Girls grades 3-7. Cost: $80. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 16 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 7297227, ext. 273. Softball Northwest Florida State College will hold a fast-pitch softball camp on the Niceville campus June 27-30 for girls ages 7-14, from 8 a.m.-noon. Cost: $75. Info: 729-5397. Golf The Golf Club at Bluewater Bay will offer a summer Junior Golf Clinic for boys and girls, ages 8-15. The format will encompass rules, etiquette, long game, short game and putting. The cost is $75 and covers six, one-hour clinics over a two week period. June 11-22 and July 9-20. Info and registration: 897-3241. Sailing Emerald Coast Sailing Association will teach sailing lessons at the Fort Walton Yacht Club June 4-15 and June 18-29. There will be an additional session at Bluewater Bay Marina July 9-20. Classes will be Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, or 1-4 p.m. Cost: $220. Ages 8-17. with an adult class during the June 4 session. Info: 862-7276, or george.goodall@ecsailing.com. Tennis Bluewater Bay Tennis Center, 777 Bay Drive, will host a summer camp for children and teens ages 5-17 to discover or enhance their tennis skills. There will be 11 sessions, halfday, daily and weekly options, June 4-Aug. 17. Cost ranges from $30-$300. Registration and info: Bryce Cunningham, 897-8010 or b.cunningham@cliffdrysdale.co m. Camp programsUltimate Day Camp The Eglin Chapel will sponsor the Ultimate Day Camp, June 18-22, for children who have completed 1st-6th grade. Cost: $70 for active duty children, $90 for non-active duty children. Registration is ongoing. To obtain a discount code, please call the chapel at 8822111. Summer recreation Registration is ongoing for summer recreation for kids entering grades 1-5 at Niceville United Methodist Church. June 18 and end Aug. 2. Info: nicevilleumc.org/recreation, or 678-4411, ext. 145. Boys and Girls Club The Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast summer program offers an educational and recreational experience for children ages 5-12. Sunrise Program, 6-8:30 a.m., and the Summer Program, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., June 4-Aug. 17. Cost: $25. Registration: $15/week Summer Sunrise, $35/week Summer Program. WinShape Camps WinShape Camps will come to Niceville Baptist Church June 18-22, Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, 7:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Grades 1-6. The camp contains sports, arts, Bible study and worship. Info: 6784621, or winshapecamps.org. Kinder Knights Kinder Knights Educational Program is Rocky Bayou Christian School's summer academic-enrichment program for preschoolers. Each week, there is educational instruction and other activities, as well as a weekly field trip to the Niceville Library and Children's Park. June 4-Aug. 3, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 3-5. Registration: $30. Cost ranges from $31 daily to $1,035 for all nine weeks. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Summer Day Camp This is a day camp of recreational, developmental and educational activities. Ages 5-13. June 4-Aug. 3 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration: $30. Cost ranges from $31 daily to $990 for all nine weeks. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Sheriff's Youth Week The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office will hold its Youth Week June 11-15, from 8 a.m.-noon. Youth Week will be held at Crestview High School, Niceville High School and Bruner Middle School. Cost: none. Info: 833-4142, or 8333300. Band Camps Jazz Band Rocky Bayou Christian School will hold a Jazz Band Camp open to any intermediate or advanced music student who wants to play jazz music. The students will play the blues, swing, smooth jazz and contemporary rock. July 9-13, Monday through Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Grades 8-12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 2 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Beginner Band Rocky Bayou Christian school will hold a beginner band camp July 16-20, MondayFriday, 12:30-4 p.m., to introduce children to an enriching, musical experience. Beginning band is for incoming 5th graders and any other student new to the RBCS band, regardless of their grade level. Cost: $77. Grades 5-12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 9 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Marching Rookies This camp is for first-time members to the Marching Knights Band at Rocky Bayou Christian School, who will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of marching. July 2327, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.-noon. Grades 7-12. Cost: free. Register by 4 p.m. on July 16. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 7297227, ext. 273. Drum Line This camp is required for Rocky Bayou Christian students in the Marching Knight Pit & Drum Line to instill the fundamentals of percussion instruments. Attendance is by audition only. July 23-27, MondayFriday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost $77. Grades 7-12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 16 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Color Guard This camp is for students in the Rocky Bayou Christian School Knights Color Guard to prepare them for the fall marching season. Attendance is by audition only. July 23-27, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost $77. Grades 7-12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 16 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Marching Band In this camp students will learn discipline, leadership and marching skills, while improving their musical qualities. This camp is mandatory for anyone who is going to be part of the Rocky Bayou Christian School Marching Knights Band or Symphonic Band. July 30-Aug. 3, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.6 p.m. Cost: $77. Grades 7-12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 23 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. ParksNiceville Youth Center Inline skaters, skateboarders and bicyclists can practice their jumps and stunts at the City of Niceville Youth Center skate park, 200 Campbell Drive. Cost: $2 helmet rental. Children must be at least 6 years old to participate in skating. Hours: Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Info: 279-6436. Children's Park Niceville's William Jordan Children's Park, 204 N. Partin Drive, is ideal for the toddler to pre-teen set. The park features a bubble machine, sandboxes, play equipment and a water playground. Summer hours through Sept. 30: WednesdaySaturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and 3-7 p.m.; Sunday, 3-7 p.m. The park is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for maintenance. Cost: free. Info: 642-7457. Florida Park Valparaiso's Florida Park on Boggy Bayou boasts a playground, picnic pavilions and a boat ramp. Info: 678-2615. Turkey Creek Walk Located at 340 John Sims Parkway, Niceville's Turkey Creek features freshwater swimming areas, an elevated boardwalk and picnic pavilion. Hours: 6 a.m.-dusk. Info: 279-6436. LibrariesValparaiso The Valparaiso Community Library, 459 Valparaiso Parkway. Hours: Monday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on weekends and holidays. Internet access available. Info: 729-5406. Niceville The Niceville Public Library, 206 N. Partin Drive, will offer several summer reading programs. For a list of programs, visit cityofniceville.org/library.html. Hours: Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.2 p.m. Closed on Sunday and Monday. Info: 279-4863. Eglin The Eglin Air Force Base Library will conduct a summer reading program, "Reading is Soooo Delicious!" The program is a free, self-paced expedition with something for ages 1 to 100. The fun will begin June 4, with sign-ups for the summer program and special activities, and will end Aug. 3. Info: 8823462.Swimming lessonsNiceville YMCA The Niceville YMCA, 1031 E. John Sims Parkway, will hold swimming lessons throughout the summer. There are four, eight-session classes available for ages 6 months to adults. Cost: $48, members, $62 program participants. Info: 8979622. Fort Walton YMCA The Fort Walton Family YMCA, 1127, Hospital Drive, will hold swimming lessons throughout the summer. There are four, eight-session classes available for ages 6 months to adults. Cost: $48, members, $62 program participants. Info: 8639622. Destin YMCA The Destin YMCA, 120 Benning Drive, will hold swimming lessons throughout the summer. There are four, eightsession classes available for ages 6 months to adults. Cost: $48, members, $62 program participants. Info: 837-8440. More informationOne resource to help fill your children's summer days with fun, safe activities is the United Way Children's Summer Fun Guidebook. You can pick up a copy at the United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties office at 112 Tupelo Ave., Fort Walton Beach. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON FUNFrom page B-2 File photoSkate away summer boredomKids looking to improve their skating or biking skills can head over to the Niceville Youth Center skate park. The park is just one of several in the area that offer summer fun for children and teens. 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7 area athletes to compete as baseball, softball all-starsThe Pensacola Sports Association has announced the rosters for the 2012 Subway High School All-Star Baseball and Softball Game Thursday, May 24 at the University of West Florida baseball and softball field complex. The softball game will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the first pitch of the baseball game at 6:30. Local all-stars selected for the game are: softball, Stephanie Hartness, Jamie Ujvari, Jessica Ujvari and Courtney Adams from Niceville High School and Brittany Tiller from Rocky Bayou Christian School and baseball, Cory Eller and Mike Haynes from Niceville High School. Tickets to the game are $7. Fans are asked to bring canned good items to donate to the Manna Food Pantry to get a discount on game admission. In addition to the two all-star games, both games will feature a home run derby an hour before each game. Two players from each all-star team will swing for the fences for the chance to win a gift card to Academy Sports and Outdoors. Niceville High School baseball coach Cory Hamrick will head up the East team.College plans baseball camp for ages 7-14The Raiders baseball program plans a baseball camp at the Northwest Florida State College Campus for players ages 7 to 14 June 4-7. Drills will be held on the fundamentals of baseball and taught in a setting that will educate and entertain players. The camp will be held in halfday or full-day sessions. Instructors will include the coaching staff and players from college baseball team. For further information, call coach Doug Martin, 729-5268, or assistant Coach Nick Fletcher, 729-6048. Lewis golf tourney raises $5,000 for athletic programThe first Lewis Athletic Dept Golf Tournament May 12, consisting of 29 teams and 36 hole sponsors, raised more than $5000 for the school athletic program. Winners were: first place, Steven Thatch and Dr. Peter Abel; second place, Bill Breitenbeck, Jim Collins and Billy Cole; third place, Bill Leech, David Thompson and Phil Curry; closest to the pin, women, Karen Griffin, men, Mike Griffith.Page B-4 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 5th-grade travel cagers take titleNiceville-based fifth-grade travel basketball team, Northwest Florida Hurricanes, won the championship at the Tallahassee Classic May 6. From left: back, coaches Mike Travis and John Runyon; middle, Riley Travis, Jake Runyon, Kevin Quinn, Jordan Zargari and Jamil Bowles; front, Roemello Holliday, Bryce Travis and Deandre Phillips. Not pictured: Preston Hendricks and Sean Goodwin. Briefs Winners of RBCS athletic awards for 2011-12 are, from left: front, Grace Stoner, Megan Slagle, Brittany Tiller, Christy Allen, Sam Holcomb, Elizabeth Sober and Andrew Smith; rear, Hannah Barber, Morgan Barber, Adam Downing, Tyler Paskell, Rachel Mosley and Cooper Eaves. Not shown are Eddie Owen, Chelle Sandiford and Gerson Robinson.16 Knight athletes honored at Rocky sports banquetRocky Bayou Christian School presented awards to athletes at its All-Sports Banquet Saturday, May 12. Winners were: Christian Athlete of the Year— Adam Downing; Fellowship of Christian Athletes Athlete of the Year—Adam Downing and Cooper Eaves; Senior Athletes of the Year—Christy Allen, Rachel Mosley, Cooper Eaves and Tyler Paskell; Junior Athletes of the Year—Samantha Holcomb, Megan Slagle and Morgan Barber; Silver Shield Award— Hannah Barber and Eddie Owens, Chariots of Fire Olympian— Chelle Sandiford; Home School Warrior—Gerson Robinson; Army Scholar Athlete—Andrew Smith and Elizabeth Sober; Coach of the Year—Daniel Smith; Wendy Heisman Winners—Eddie Owens and Brittany Tiller; Florida High School Athletic Association Academic All-Star Nominees— Adam Downing and Grace Stoner; and Academic Team Scholars—girls v soccer, girls v volleyball, girls track & field, boys middle school basketball and girls middle school soccer. Phil Jones, head football coach for Shorter University and the FCA Coach of the year for 2010, spoke at the banquet. The RBCS coaches also spent the weekend with former Auburn Tiger football alumnus Glen Ward, being challenged in philosophy of Christian Athletics. teering to place the flags can meet at theDAV building, 920 Hospital Drive, at 7:45 a.m. Small groups will place the flags, along with a group which will bring M1 rifles to each cemetery for rendering military honors. After placing the flags and firing blanks from the rifles in a salute, the groups will return to the DAV to clean the rifles. "For any current active duty members, veterans and/or military history buffs, seeing in person what it takes to field strip, clean and reassemble the rifles can be quite a treat," said VFW Kent Purcell Post 10090 Commander Kevin Schweitzer. "Having veterans at hand that actually carried and used this same type of rifle when they serve is an opportunity to connect with the military heritage that secured our freedoms over many great wars." Schweitzer added that the World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans can attest to the "joy" of reassembling their rifles "painlessly" and are willing to tell their stories to those who ask. Memorial Day honors will continue on Monday, May 28, at 11 a.m., at Doolittle Park, Valparaiso. The keynote speaker at the ceremony will be Col. Michael Contratto, Vice Commander of the 46th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base. Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold and Niceville Councilman Daniel Henkel will also be on hand at the ceremony. A highlight of the ceremony will be a flyover by pilots from the 40th Test Wing at Eglin. Students from local schools, veterans from local organizations and Boy Scout Troop 52 will also take part in the ceremony, and wreaths will be presented. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at AMVETS Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso. Following the ceremony at Doolittle Park, community members are welcome to visit the AMVETS Post 78 for a luncheon. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the AMVETS Post by local Boy Scouts. For more information about Memorial Day events, call 6785079. In addition, there will be no school Monday for all Okaloosa County students. All federal, county and local government offices will be closed and there will also be no mail deliveries. All banks will also be closed Monday. Garbage, recyclable and trash will be picked up as regularly scheduled Monday throughout the Twin Cities area. MEMORIALFrom page B-1 Animal adoption specials The Panhandle Animal Welfare Society is running a cat adoption special until June 30. Adult cats who are already spayed/neutered are $50, and kittens less than a year old are $75. The adoption fee includes your new family member being spayed/neutered, tested for feline AIDS and leukemia, current shots and microchipped. PAWS is also offering reduced adoption fees through the end of June for six select Chihauhuas, who are between oneand two-years-old, and their adoption fee is $75. Visit paws-shelter.com to see these animals and for adoption information. Church dinner Rosemont Baptist Church, Niceville, is accepting reservations for "Dinner with Nida," from Nida's Thai and More. The dinner will be June 8, at 5:30 p.m. Reservations must be made by June 6. All proceeds will benefit Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Info and reservations: RBCNiceville.org, or 678-1611. Veterans' Expo U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will host a Veterans' Expo for Okaloosa County and the surrounding areas. The expo will be May 23, from 8 a.m.-noon, at the Northwest Florida Fair Grounds, Fort Walton Beach. Veterans and their families are invited to attend, as well as active duty military, reserve and National Guard. Veterans will have access to several representatives from the VA and various organizations within the First District who will provide them with valuable information and resources regarding their benefits, job assistance and health care. Tax Certificate Sale Representatives from the Okaloosa County Tax Collector's Office will speak to groups and organizations around the county to educate citizens on the annual Tax Certificate Sale. May 23, Crestview, Coastal Bank & Trust, 1139 Industrial Drive, 11 a.m.-noon; May 30, Fort Walton Beach, First City Bank, 135 Perry Ave., SE, 11 a.m.noon. Genealogy History Class The Genealogy History Class at the Valparaiso Community Library will hold a program on May 23, at 9:30 a.m., to explore the basics of genetic inheritance. Charlene Grafton, a local writer and geneticist, will present the program. The meeting is free and open to the public. Info: 729-5406. Military Town Hall meeting U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will host a Military Town Hall meeting on May 24, at 6 p.m., at the Niceville Campus of Northwest Florida State College. Miller and Congressman Randy Forbes will engage in an informal town hall meeting to listen to the opinions of the community and business leaders. Discussions will include the defense budget and sequestration. Candidate forum The Okaloosa Republicans will hold a candidate forum for Tax Collector and Superintendent of Schools on May 24, at 7 p.m., at American Legion Hall, Hollywood Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach. Social hour will begin at 6:15 p.m. Cost: $10 for the dinner. Info: President Marvin Brigman, 609-3341. Summer stitch-in The Sand Dunes Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America will hold its first summer stitch-in on May 24, from 6-9 p.m., at Niceville United Methodist Church, Room 703. Visitors are welcome. Info: 496-3466. Bluewater Bay bike ride Join the Adventure Club on May 24, at 4 p.m., for a bike ride in Niceville in the Bluewater Bay Resort/subdivision. Supper after the ride at a nearby restaurant. Info: Jim Bayes, 8976756. Baby Shower The 2012 World's Greatest Baby Shower for Okaloosa and Walton counties will be held on May 24, at 5:30 p.m., at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. All pregnant women and new parents, who have had a baby in the last three months from Okaloosa and Walton counties are invited. Local service providers and businesses will provide information on prenatal health, well baby care, parenting, infant health and safety and immunizations. Admission is free. Info: 833-9284. 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: $50. Games will be Friday evenings during June and July. Register online at nicevilleumc.org/recreation. Women's backpacking trip Join the Florida Trail Association May 26-27, at 8 a.m., for a one night women's backpacking trip. Info: 7290344, or choctaw.floridatrail.org. Memorial Day ceremony The Twin Cities Veterans Council will host a Memorial Day ceremony in Doolittle Park on May 28, at 11:00 a.m. There will be guest speakers, as well as a fly-over at the event. Following the ceremony, community members are welcome to visit the AMVETS Post 78, Valparaiso, for a luncheon. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the AMVETS Post by local Boy Scouts of America. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR Courtesy photoNonie to present ark of animalsThe E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center will present "Nonie's Ark" on Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Come and see Nonie and her ark of animals, as she gives a hands-on approach to understanding the important roles animals play in our environment. Standard admission rates apply. For more information, visit eowilsoncenter.org.

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Benny-HarperCayleigh Benny and Jordan Harper will be married on May 27, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale. The bride's parents are Gary Benny, of Yukon, Okla., and Julie Brewer, of Valparaiso. The groom's parents are Hal and Kathy Harper, of Niceville. Cayleigh is a 2006 graduate of Okaloosa-Walton Collegiate High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Georgia, with a bachelor of science in psychology. She will complete a doctorate in neuropsychology from Carlos Albizu University, Miami, in 2014. Jordan is a 2006 graduate of NIceville High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Florida, with a bachelor of science degree in biology. He will complete his doctorate of dental medicine at Nova Southeastern University in 2014. Garrison-JettAmy Garrison and Nathaniel Jett were married March 4, 2012, in the Parish Hall at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Green Cove Springs, Fla. The Rev. Josh Bradley performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride's parents are Richard and Becky Garrison, of Niceville, and the groom's parents are Dave and Donna Lawson, and Charles and Tracey Jett of Green Cove Springs. Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by the groom's half-sister, Charley Jett, as maid of honor. Derek Harrelson was the best man, and Charles Jett was the groomsman. Ally Jone was the flower girl. The bride graduated from Niceville High School and cosmetology school in Niceville, and works as a barber. The groom graduated from Clay County High S chool in Green Cove Spring and works in landscaping. He is also attending fire fighter training school. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Weddings Cayleigh Benny and Jordan Harper Amy Garrison and Nathaniel Jett H2 Hummer, white, 2005 excellent condition, 31,000 obo. Original owner, 25,000 miles. Call 582-0146. 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 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. 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) Newspaper Reporter The Bay Beacon has an opening for a fulltime reporter. The job requires a hardworking, self-starting, organized journalist with high standards for accuracy, the ability to meet deadlines, a nose for news, and concern for readers. Some evening and occasional weekend work. Paid holidays, paid vacation, IRA plan. Applicants should have reporting experience. Apply at the Beacon s office 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. Bring copies of samples of your written work. 1309 23rd Street. Three bedroom, two bathroom home is centrally located in Niceville. Please visit www.propertyware.com/ pw/marketing/website.do ?action=ViewBrochure& uID=119669182 Niceville, 3/1, 1300+SqFt., fenced yard, 20 X12 workshop, 3 block from middle and high school. $95,000. Call 850-8656920 http://www.Farmhouse Sale.com, 9425 Sq.Ft., 5br/6b, acreage, pond, creek, 6 garage, indoor pool. $575,000. 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Page B-6 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Courtesy photoLewis plays for Superior ratingsThe Lewis Jazz Band earned All Superior ratings on May 4 at the Panama City Festival of Champions band festival. The three judges graded the band at an "A" level, including one judge who graded the band at an "A+" level. Lewis Jazz members with their Superior trophy, from left: Taylor Duncan, Rebecca Havard, Mindy Dennis, Madeline Coln, Jessica Jones, Bethany Banaszak; second row, Josh Banaszak, Andrew Coln, Jeffrey Rhodes, Kyle Allman; third row, Zack Krouse, Keaton Smith, Matthew Smith. The Band Director at Lewis is Robert Coln. Zack Krouse, Josh Banaszak and Bethany Banaszak were also selected for the Northwest Florida State College Honor Jazz Band. Courtesy photoRuckel raises $3K for Children in CrisisMore than 20 schools from Okaloosa County participated in the annual Change for Chlidren Campaign during the 2011-2012 year. The schools raised more than $17,000 in change to benefit the abused, neglected and abandoned children of the community. Ruckel Middle Schoool was the winner from the school district and raised $3,010. The Multicultural Club at Ruckel Middle School along with Principal Debra Goolsby presented Ken Hair, Children in Crisis CEO, Niceville, with a check for the money raised. Rocky graduates largest classMembers of the Rocky Bayou Christian School Class of 2012. The class, which will graduate Friday, May 25, is the largest in history and more than ten times the size of the first graduating Class of 1980. Courtesy photo Special to the Beacon Rocky Bayou Christian School will graduate its largest class in history on Friday, May 25. The class is more than ten times the size of the first graduating Class of 1980. The Class of 1980 was made up of five graduates, two of whom are sisters, Gracia and Jesslyn Thomas, who both serve on the RBCS faculty. The Class of 2012 has 51 graduates, and in this largest class ever, 10 students will graduate with the honors diploma—the second highest in history, behind the 12 awarded in 2009. The Class of 2012 also has the largest number of "lifers," graduates who have attended RBCS since at least first grade. Bill Hudson, Joey Halus, Christiana Serban and Sarah Witkos have been RBCS students since K-3, while Joe Townsend has been at RBCS since K-4, Jonathan Anderson Will Bowers and Elizabeth Sober since K-5 and Jessica Knie since first grade. The current enrollment at RBCS is more than 700 students, which includes students bused from as far away as DeFuniak Springs and Hurlburt Field. Van Porter show recognizes Niceville studentsTamera Rustad (left) received an Honorable Mention at the Van Porter Student Artist of the Year exhibition held recently. Corrine Akins received a third place award. The exhibition was open to all seniors in the school district. 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can be, who makes a real difference in their school or community and shows respect for other people." Bailey was nominated by several service members for the work Hero Hugs has done on their behalf. Hero Hugs, founded when she was just 7 years old, has sent roughly 75,000 "goodie" packages to U.S. service members around the world in the last nine years. The organization is run entirely by young volunteers. The nominating form from the By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Former Niceville City Councilwoman Judy Boudreaux is the first to announce her candidacy for the city council position vacated by William Thomas. Boudreaux is the only candidate to publicly announce her candidacy thus far, although other candidates may enter the race within the next few days.Carrying a torch for the OlympicsNiceville girl named as link in 8,000-mile run-up to 2012 London gamesBy Kenneth Books Beacon Staff Writer A Niceville teenager has been named to carry the torch for the 2012 Olympics. Bailey Reese, 16, will be among 8,000 torchbearers in the 8,000-mile relay later this year. She was selected for her work as founder and president of Hero Hugs, a Niceville-based military-assistance organization. "We were looking for stories that have the power to inspire the world," said Claire Bishop, of the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games. "Someone who always tried to be the best they By Kenneth Books Beacon Staff Writer This Memorial Day will have added significance for Craig Born, Elizabeth Croft and the many friends of Joshua Born. It has been three months since Army Sgt. Born, Niceville, was killed in the conflict in Afghanistan. But those who knew him have memories of a young man who mentored his friends, avoided drugs and alcohol and always strove to be the best in everything he did. "He had a lot of friends," said Craig Born, Joshuas father, Niceville. "He was very popular and had a lot of friends growing up. Theyd come to him for advice. He kept a lot of them out of the hoosegow." Joshua, 25, was one of two soldiers killed Feb. 23 in Afghanistan when an Afghan soldier turned his gun on them outside a U.S. base in Nangarhar Province. Phillip Meeks, a fellow 2005 Niceville High School graduate serving in the Navy, remembers Joshua as "outgoing." "He always wanted to stay busy," Meeks said. "He never wanted to sit still. He was as happy as could be. He was a good friend and a brother." Joshua was assigned to the 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Stewart, Ga. "He was an avid Mazda RX8 car fan," said Joshuas mother, Elizabeth Croft, Fort Walton Beach. "He met his wife, Megan, that way through an online sports car site. He liked being in the military. Thats what he wanted to do. He and Megan had all kinds of plans made." They were married June 6, 2010. Croft said Megan is "going on and doing some of the things they wanted to do together." Wednesday, 8 a.m.-noon U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller will host a Veterans' Expo for Okaloosa County and the surrounding areas at the Northwest Florida Fair Grounds Fort Walton Beach. Veterans and their families are invited to attend, as well as active duty, reserve and National Guard. There will be representatives from the VA and various organizations within the First District who will provide them with information and resources regarding benefits, job assistance and health care. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. The Genealogy History Class at the Valparaiso Community Library will hold a program to explore genetic inheritance. Charlene Grafton, a local writer and geneticist, will present the program. Free. Thursday, 4 p.m. Join the Adventure Club for a bike ride in the Bluewater Bay Resort/subdivision. Supper after the ride at a nearby restaurant. Info: 897-6756. Thursday, 6-9 p.m. The Sand Dunes Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America will hold its first summer stitch-in at Niceville United Methodist Church, Room 703. Visitors are welcome. Info: 496-3466. Calendar, B-3 T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 5014 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts Please see OLYMPICS, page A-6 Please see SEEKS, page A-8 Please see TDC, page A-2 Please see CASUALTY, page A-4 Please see BRIDGE, page A-7Wednesday, May 23, 2012 COMINGUP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Bridge budget OKdCitizen hits debt loadBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Commission approved the annual budget of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA), as presented by MBBA Chairman Gordon Fornell and Executive Director Jim Vest May 15. The commission also was cautioned by a private citizen about the bridge authority's bur-Boudreaux seeks seat on councilInterim TDC boss tackles job in scandals wakeBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Greg Donovan, the new interim executive director of the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council (TDC), told the Beacon Thursday that he sees his new post as a temporary one, and has no plans to seek it as a permanent position. Instead, he said, he expects to head the TDC from two to four months, before returning to his previous job as Okaloosa County Airports Director. The county, he said, has already begun a national executive search for a new, permanent TDC director. Beacon photo by Tess HollisIn memory of those who servedWalt Maddox, center, watches as Andy Cole, left, and Don Sanders place American flags on a Korean War veteran's grave at Early Cemetery in Niceville. Members of the Twin Cities Veterans Council will place flags on veterans' graves in the Niceville-Valparaiso area on May 26 in honor of Memorial Day. See page B-1 for Memorial Day events. Greg Donovan Judy Boudreaux Bailey ReeseWar casualty was great kid, good friend Sgt. Joshua Born with his father, Craig.A hundred and one graduationsSeniors graduating from the Collegiate High School at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville Thursday totaled 101. Before the commencement ceremony in the college arts center, grads socialized and posed for pictures in the "circus" surrounding the center's well-known "Seven Dancers" sculpture and fountain. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith

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For now, however, Donovan said he is devoting his full attention to learning all he can about the TDC and ensuring that it continues to perform its mission of attracting tourists to Okaloosa County beaches along the Emerald Coast. I have no interest in keeping this job for the long term, Donovan said. My role is to serve as a stop-gap in a situation requiring good decision making. He was appointed to the TDC directorship after the previous director, Mark Bellinger, died days after being confronted with accusations that he had misspent TDC tax funds on unauthorized items, including a yacht and a house. Donovan said the TDC directors post is already posted as available on the county website and is to be advertised nationally in order to attract the best possible candidates for the position in the long run. When the new permanent director takes over, Donovan said, I hope he or she will be able to benefit from the notes I am taking and the decisions I am making now. The county is offering between $79,913 and $135,824 a year for the job. Bellinger was paid $108,788. While leading the TDC, said Donovan, he hopes to get the course corrected to ensure that the TDC effectively promotes Okaloosa County to potential visitors. Local tourism is a major factor in the local economy, and has been starting to recover during the last couple of years from serious declines caused by the national economic recession, the 2010 BP oil spill and a series of hurricanes that hit Florida and the Gulf Coast during the previous decade. His initial steps as interim TDC director, Donovan said, have been to open communications with the TDC staff, and to learn all about the TDC and how it works. A large part of what he must learn, Donovan said, is the TDCs obligations to entities throughout the community, such as what contracts the TDC has signed, what promises it has made and to whom, and what events are scheduled in the near future that will involve the TDC. I am also working to gain a complete understanding of the TDCs financial capability. He said that at future meetings with the TDC advisory board and the county commission, including one scheduled for 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, he hopes to give "a complete report, to include what activities we need to make decisions aboutsome with time sensitivity. His new job also presents a unique leadership challenge, said Donovan. He said the TDC staff consists of very good employees, who were deceived like the public and county leaders were. He said his job includes helping his new employees overcome their grief and feelings of betrayal and carry on doing a job of considerable importance to the county and its people. Our staff is very open and cooperative, he said, "but many feel hurt, betrayed and have a sense of disbelief. We are trying to answer everyones questions and find closure, while continuing our functions, and deal in a friendly and helpful way with the public. Asked about the status of the now-famous yacht allegedly bought by Bellinger with county funds, Donovan said it is still docked near a condominium in Destin. He said he is dealing with such issues as the boats insurance, what to do with it in case of an early hurricane and how to ultimately dispose of it once it has been released by law enforcement officials for whom it may still be an item of evidence. TDCFrom page A-1By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Calen Fretts, of Valparaiso, a member of the Libertarian Party, has submitted enough petitions to challenge Republican Rep. Jeff Miller on the ballot for the District 1 Congressional seat. According to the Florida Secretary of State, Fretts has obtained the required number of state-verified petitions needed to qualify as a candidate in the Nov. 6 general election. Fretts, a 27-year-old computer programmer, said he wants to challenge Miller, because he is not the true conservative he claims to be." District 1, which Miller has represented since 2001, includes most of Northwest Florida west of Bay County. In an interview with the Beacon, Fretts criticized Miller for voting in favor of a National Defense Authorization Act that Fretts says gives too much new authority to President Barack Obama, and for voting to establish the super committee that last year avoided a lengthy partisan debate about the national budget by setting an automatic budget process in lieu of a regular budget voted on by the full Congress. Fretts also opposes continued U.S. military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other Libertarian principals of minimal government similar to those espoused by Republican and onetime Libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul. Asked whether his candidacy may actually have the effect of taking enough conservative votes from the incumbent Miller to allow a Democratic challenger to win the District 1 seat, Fretts said that is unlikely. Northwest Florida is such a conservative area, he said, that a Democratic candidate has no real chancethey have polled so low. In addition to Miller and Fretts, the following Democrats are listed by the Florida Department of State as seeking the District 1 seat: James E. Bryan, William "Cleave" Drumond II, and John E. Herndon. In addition, Jason Michael Samek, no party, is listed. Fretts also said he thinks he has a real chance of unseating Miller and taking the seat himself. I have spoken to many conservative voters on the campaign trail, and most are dissatisfied and disappointed with Miller, who has consistently voted for more debt and less freedom, Fretts said. Fretts said he is a true constitutional conservative. This is the year for a third party to shine through, despite Millers Republican Party war chest and 10 years' incumbency, Fretts said. There seemed to be almost no worry about Fretts candidacy in Millers camp when the Beacon inquired about the congressmans reaction to Fretts candidacy. Dan McFaul, Millers chief of staff, said the lawmaker does not intend to comment about Fretts challenge until after the qualifying period for the election is complete in June. As for Fretts claim that Miller is not a true conservative, McFaul said, Rep. Miller has been rated among the top 10 conservative members of the entire Congress. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) Law Office of SAMUEL M. PEEK Estate Planning & Probate Wills & Living Trusts Powers of Attorney Health Care Directives Business Corporations & LLCSamuel M. Peek, J.D., LL.M. Tax678-1178222 Government Avenue Niceville, FL 32578The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision. 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Tennis CenterA Cliff Drysdale Tennis-Managed Facility 2012 SUMMER CAMPJune 4 August 17The Bluewater Bay Tennis Center Summer Camp is a great place for juniors, ages 5 to 17, to discover or enhance their tennis skills and enjoy World Class tennis instruction by an energetic, international team of Cliff Drysdale Tennis Professionals.For more information or to SIGN UP NOW please contact Bryce Cunningham at (850) 897.8010 or via email b.cunningham@cliffdrysdale.com WEBSITE:http://cliffdrysdale.com/locations/bluewater-bay-tennis-centerprogram includes: equipment/clothing: camp hours:Full Day: 9am 3pm Half Day Session AM: 9am 12pm Half Day Session PM: 12pm 3pm Tennis Drills Latest Tour Techniques Team Competitions Team Sports Water Sports & Activities Awards & PrizesPlease label all articles of clothing & tennis racquets with your childs name. 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END OF THE YEARTEACHER GIFTSSummer Art Classes 2012 Begins the Week of June 5thREGISTER NOW! $2.5 million in new debt for sewersBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent At a special meeting Thursday, the Niceville City Council approved the issuance of $2.5 million in new bonds to help fund improvements to the citys water and sewer system. According to city financial consultant Bill Fray, the $2.5 million in new bonds will become part of an overall funding package to improve the city's water and sewer system. It will join $800,000 in water connection fees and $2.7 million in sewer connection fees and $900,000 in proceeds from an earlier low interest loan, for a total of $6.9 million. The total funding package, Fray said, will then be used to pay $4.7 million for "NVOC process upgrade," or the city's takeover of Okaloosa County's current capacity at the regional wastewater treatment plant, as well as $1.9 million for a new elevated city water storage tank and $300,000 to upgrade the city's Lift Station #32, also for a total of $6.9 million.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-4 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The Sunroom Experts!Military & Senior DiscountsRequest a FREE Design Consultation!Call 863-7880www.HometownContractorsInc.com Ask AboutNo Payments! No Interest! Enjoy Your Patio Year Round! Patio Covers Patio Enclosures Screen Rooms Sunrooms850-863-7880Not in conjunction with existing contracts or other offers. Valid through June 30, 2012.Off! 15% 2031075 Complete Turn-Key Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Incredible Style at Value Prices 3 Showrooms National Award Winning Design Team 862-6822 Ft. Walton 837-9669 Destin 438-1421 Pensacola www.linnskitchens.com REMODELING MADE EASY! May is World Foot Health Awareness Month Podiatrist DR. PAUL KALINwill be offeringFREE FOOT EXAMSduring the month of May. NEW Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment Call and ask about it today!Offices in Ft. Walton & NicevilleFor appointments call 863-1238*The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination, or treatment. MemorialDay 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 H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH CALL AHEAD TA HAVE IT WAITIN!729-22621170 JOHN SIMS PKWYNICEVILLE 1129 John Sims Pkwy. | (850) 279-3113 Across from the Niceville Garden Center in Parkway East Shopping Center.Your Niceville Jeweler FASHION JEWELRY New shipments arriving daily with exciting new brands ON THE WAY! Jewelry Remount Redesign, Repair $5WATCHBATTERIESfor Retired Military$2WATCHBATTERIESfor Active Military OFFER VALID MAY 23-29 A Ceramic Studio A CERAMIC STUDIO & Hobby ShopMilitary Group Rates: 10% offPAINT & CREATESPECIALMEMORIALWEEKENDHOURSCook-Out Sunday & Monday!Free Hot Dogs & DrinksSat. 9am-9pm Sun. 1pm-5pm Mon. 10am-8pmSign up for ourGLASS WORKSHOP!Stop in or call today (850) 758-1446WE GLAZE & FIRE! Plan your: Birthday Parties Scouts & Brownies Girls Night In Family Night Church Groups256 Chicago Ave., Valparaiso SUMMER Programs!( )Make your own gifts! Variety of Fresh Fish Shrimp Scallops Squid Oysters Snow CrabAlligatorFree Range Chickens & Premium SteaksAnd More! OrderyourShrimp&FishEarlyforMemorialDay! 104 Redwood Ave., Niceville729-FISH (3474)OPENSunday, May 27 10am-6pm CLOSED Memorial Day Monday Joshua was one month into a yearlong deployment when he was gunned down. He joined the Army six years ago, shortly after graduating from Niceville High School. Joshua was an avid Star Wars fan, his mother said. Cindy Parker, his mother-inlaw, said his obsession with the movie series was such that, as a joke, he listed "Jedi" as his religion on his dog tags. He attended Lewis Middle School before entering Niceville High. Along the way, he played in the band and played PAL soccer. "He was real good," his father said of Joshuas soccer prowess. "They were kind of terrified when he stepped on the field because at that time he was about 6 feet, 2 inches. He had won the Division 5K run totallyand he hated to run. He was fast. There was no beating him." Joshuas mother said he was a member of Cub Scout Pack 52 and Boy Scout Troop 546, as well as the Order of the Arrow, Scoutings national honor society. He also performed in several plays for Stagecrafters, a Fort Walton Beach community theater group. "One year, I took him on a 6,004-mile tent trip," Joshuas father said. "We saw the major things, like the Grand Canyon. It took us about six weeks." Stagecrafters appealed to Joshuas dramatic impulse. "He was an excellent actor," his father said. "From first grade to his senior year, he got lead roles. He said he wanted to do better, so he went to Stagecrafters and he got me to try out and we both ended up with parts at Stagecrafters. I was really proud of him." Joshuas sense of humor was "different," his father said. "Sometimes I couldnt figure out his jokes," he said with a chuckle. "He was really a great son. All the time we spent together over the 10 years I had him, it was just a joy and he loved it." "He was a great, great kid," Craig Born said. "I never had to worry about dope and alcohol and stuff. He enjoyed helping people." Joshua was buried in Mound City National Cemetery, Ill., near his wifes hometown. A memorial service was held March 15 in Niceville. CASUALTYFrom page A-1 Sgt. Joshua Born with his wife, Megan.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 2012 BLUEWATER BAYWhat: A two week long introduction to the game of golf. Consists of both group instruction and individual instruction. After two weeks of instruction we will hold a golf tournament for all the participants When: Meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday June 11th thru 22nd Tournament on the 24th 9amam or 1030amam July 9th thru 20th Tournament on the 22nd 9amam or 1030amam Age: Juniors from the ages 8 to 15 years old. Cost: $75.00 Per Junior Instructor: Sean Hogan, Assistant Golf ProfessionalJuniors need to provide their own golf clubs. Call the Golf Shop for more information(850) 897-3241 JUNIORCLINIC *See your independent Trane dealer for complete program eligibility, dates, details and restrictions. Special financing offers OR instant rebate from $100 up to $1,250 valid on qualifying systems only. All sales must be to homeowners in the United States. Void where prohibited. The Home Projects Visa card issued by Wells Fargo Financial National Bank. Special terms apply to qualifying purchases charged with approved credit at participating merchants. The special terms AP R will continue to apply until all qualifying purchases are paid in full. Reduced Rate APR: Monthly payments of at least 1.75% of the purchase balance are required during the special terms period. 0% APR: The minimum monthly payment will be the amount that will pay for the purchase in full in equal payments during the special terms period. For newly opened accounts, the regular APR is 27.99%. The APR will vary with the market based on the U.S. Prime Rate. The regular APR is given as of 1/10/2012. If you are charged interest in any billing cycle, the minimum interest charge will be $1.00. The regular APR will apply to certain fees such as late payment fee or if you use the card for other transactions. If you use the card for cash advances, the cash advance fee is 5.0% of the amount of the cash advance, but not less the $10.00. Monthly payment if shown based on $7,100 purchase.60 MONTHS SAME AS CASH* INSTANT REBATE UP TO $1,250* Pay NO interest for 60 months Paid in full in 60 months Qualifying Trane Systems only on Trane XRI5 and all XL SystemsGULF POWER REBATE UP TO $1,000 on any system 16 SEER or higher A Check me is required for Gulf Power Rebate.Ask your dealer how you can reduce your energy usage with a new Trane high efficiency cooling and heating system. OR AND Choose one of these great offers on qualifying Trane SystemsThink You Can t Afford Perfect Indoor Air? Think Again.CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THESE GREAT OFFERS ONLY FROM TRANE!RELIABLE, ENERGY EFFICIENT, CLEAN AIR FOR THE HOME SPRING CLEANINGSPECIALCall now!$6800 Its Hard To Stop A Trane. (850)897-5559 Starting May 9th-June 14th O O F F F F5 5 0 0 % % E E N N R R O O L L L L M M E E N N T TRecreation Services, Inc. office is located at 1050 Bay Drive (Bay Drive Pool). For more information call 897-3664. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m & 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Recreation Services, Inc. located in Bluewater Bay is offering a great Membership Special.Due to increased cost of travel, many vacations will be spent at home. Why not join the swim or hard court tennis membership from now until May 31 and SAVE! FREEwater aerobics to our members. Boat storage & facility rental for special occasions.The Swim & Hard Court Tennis is open to everyone not just Bluewater Residents! Swim Lessons starting as early as June 4, call for details 850-897-3664. MemorialDay (850) 729-8055195 J. Cutts Dr., ValparaisoWed. Sun. 9:00 A.M 5:30 P.M.*while quantities last Large Shrimp $450/lb10 lb or more$400/lbSmall Shrimp $199/lb*~OR~ John Sims Pkwy .WILLINGHAM SEAFOOD COMPANYHwy 85Government A v e Hwy 85ValparaisoValparaiso RealtyTo Fort Walton Expires 07/30/12. Expires 07/30/12.Expires 07/30/12. 12thAnnualCHOCTAWHATCHEE BAYNicks Seafood RestaurantFreeport, FL 32439 7585 US Hwy. 20 West Tourney Entry Fee: $30.00100% PAYBACK ON LARGEST 5 FISH 1st Place50% of entry fee 2nd Place20% of entry fee 3rd Place15% of entry fee 4th place10% of entry fee 5th place5% of entry fee DIVISIONS Kid Division(12 years & under) Catfish Classic(all ages) Jr. Division(13-17 years old) Weekend Warrior Calcutta Leonard Smith SpecialFOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Nicks Seafood Restaurant 835-2222 or 830-6161.Visit our website at www.nicksseafoodrestaurant.com or email treylermade@aol.comOld Nicks Speckled Trout Shoot OutMay 26 June 3, 2011 May 26 June 3, 2011 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, May 23, 2012 Page A-5

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service members said Bailey "recognized Hero Hugs had the ability to do more than just thank our troops. (She) travels around the country and speaks to young people about supporting our troops and making a difference in the life of others. (She) is a champion to soldiers like me and she's inspiring others by showing that anyone has the ability to make a huge difference in the world!" Bailey, a student of Florida Virtual School, said she "jumped up and down for a half hour" when she learned of her selection. "Its still a big shock," she said. Bailey will carry the twopound torch July 10 through Bisham, a village about 50 miles west of London. In all, 8,000 runners will carry the flame. Baileys portion will be 300 meters, or slightly less than onefifth of a mile, although some others will be longer, for a total of about 8,000 miles. The 2012 torch, which commemorates the mythical theft of fire by Prometheus from the Greek god Zeus, began its journey in Olympia, Greece, in front of the ruins of the Temple of Hera. It was carried to various locations in Greece, then taken by ship to the United Kingdom, where on May 17, it began a 70day relay. It will ignite the Olympic cauldron on July 27 to open the games in London. The torchs origins lie in ancient Greece, where a fire was kept burning throughout the celebration of the ancient Olympics. The fire was reintroduced at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam and has been part of the modern Olympic Games ever since. To prepare for her run, Bailey has been working out at the Niceville YMCA, courtesy of a free membership provided to her and her family by branch director Sarah Traver. This will be Baileys first trip overseas. "Ive never even left the country before," she said. "This is my first time." One thing shes not looking forward to is the 10-hour flight from Atlanta to London. But its a redeye flight, taking off about 10 p.m., so shell probably sleep most of the way. Bailey and her mother, Diana, plan to take full advantage of the trip to Europe, which is being underwritten by CocaCola. They plan to visit Ireland, Paris, Germany, Belgium and Italy. In Belgium, theyll stay in a castle, Diana said. In all, theyll spend three weeks in Europe, leaving June 21. There are ulterior motives to some of the stops Bailey and Diana will make. In the United Kingdom, among the attractions are Buckingham Palace and Ripple bars, thin candy sheets rolled over "rippled" chocolate. Italy has lasagna. Bailey also hopes to ride all the roller coasters and see all the museums she has time for. She wants to visit the French fry museum in Belgium, the only such museum in the world. "The most important thing is this is a huge honor," Bailey said. 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A day offa day on the water.What does Memorial Day mean to you?Eric Brown, 33, Fort Walton Beach, U.S. Air ForceLocation: Emerald Coast Mud RunGary Bass, 40, Fort Walton Beach, upholsterer Ryan Ward, 20, Navarre, YMCA lifeguard Erica Wilke, 23, Niceville, acquisition specialistWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax: 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistTess HollisEditorial AssistantThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentAdvertising Director OLYMPICSFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Kenneth Books Bailey Reese, who will be an Olympics torchbearer in July, prepares for her run by working out at the Niceville YMCA. THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHERby Mike Griffith

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geoning debt load. The new MBBA budget calls for total operation and administration expenses of $13,226,340, and capital expenditures of $22 million. The MBBA budget was approved with little discussion among county commission members during a meeting in Fort Walton Beach, after a short briefing from Fornell. Fornell told the commissioners that Mid-Bay Bridge operations are going smoothly, that bridge traffic is gradually returning to pre-2006 levels after drops resulting from hurricanes, the BP oil spill and a national economic recession during the last few years. Tourist traffic is almost back to normal, he said, although commuter and constructionrelated traffic still lags somewhat behind previous levels, due to the lingering recession, although Fornell said he is optimistic that such traffic will also increase as the economy recovers. Fornell also said construction of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road to link the MidBay Bridge with State Road 85 north of Niceville is proceeding on schedule and within budget. Just before adjournment of the county commission meeting, however, Libertarian Party activist Pete Blome, of Niceville, addressed the commissioners, objecting to the MBBA budget. He said the budget accounts for only annual expenses, not the bond debt the MBBA has acquired to fund improvements to the bridge and construction of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road now under construction around the Niceville area. "The Mid-Bay Bridge has been allowed to grow into the biggest public works project in the county, with the exception of the federal government," Blome said. "By the time the bypass road is finished, the authority will accumulate at least $300 million in debt. That is $1,750 for every man, woman and child in this county." He also objected to potential future tolls on the bridge and the connector road. "Imagine if you live in Crestview and have to work in Destin and have to pay a $9 toll some day to get to and from work," he said. County Commissioner James Campbell disagreed with Blome, saying that use of the bridge and connector road will be optional for motorists, who can either pay the toll or take other routes to reach Destin. Fornell, in a later phone conversation with the Beacon, said there was "no validity" to Blome's assertions. He said the MBBA is only required to brief its annual budget, not its bond debt, to the county commission. Bond debt, he said, is a separate issue, handled like a private business transaction, not affecting or obligating county taxpayers. He also said the MBBA is having no trouble paying its bond obligations from toll revenue. "We pay our bills every month. Everything is going fine," he said. Vest informed the Beacon that the MBBA's outstanding bond debt was $262,745,962 as of the end of the last fiscal year on September 30, 2011. In addition, the MBBA owes the Florida Department of Transportation $9,092,089 as of Feb. 29, to be paid back over the next five years. 166 Wright Circle...............MLS#570829....$159,900 1509 Partin Drive North.....MLS#576284....$199,900 913 Rue De Palms Eas......MLS#568388....$213,000 122 Arrowhead Way........MLS#576953....$269,900 306 Antiqua Way..............MLS#576987....$314,900 403 Silver Creek Cove......MLS#573790....$413,900 4188 Mossy Cove Court...MLS#577202....$428,900 1012 Lake Way Drive........MLS#576740....$434,500 4556 Redbud Trail.............MLS#560121....$465,000 1721 19th Street.................MLS#575352....$465,000NICEVILLES #1 SALES OFFICE SINCE 2005SALES@C21MINGER.COMCrestview, Bluewater Bay, Niceville, Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Navarre, Gulf BreezeSPECIALIZEDAREAS IN: Wilson Minger Agency, Inc. (850) 678-5161 1-800-369-2403www.century21wilsonminger.comBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer East Niceville Fire District commissioners have agreed 4-1 that draft minutes of commission meetings may be emailed to commissioners. Commissioner Ed Dunbar proposed the idea saying it would help commissioners prepare for subsequent commission meetings by reviewing the draft minutes of the previous month's meeting in advance. It would also be helpful to commissioners who are absent, he said, to catch up on what business the commission had accomplished in their absence. Dunbar said that under the state's Sunshine Law, commissioners still can't discuss the draft minutes among themselves, or for that matter any other business that is likely to come before commissioners for a vote. "That's the problem with email," said Commissioner Leonard Martin at a commission meeting May 14, "you can send it out, but you can't discuss it." He said commissioners though could "read, digest and absorb" the information presented. Dunbar said that the emails from the fire commission's secretary to each commissioner would become public records under the Sunshine Law. But, he added, the draft minutes in paper form of each fire commission meeting are already public records and have been kept at the fire station where commissioners, or the public, could access and read them. Fire Commissioner Matt Schwab made a motion to have the secretary email the draft minutes to each commissioner who wants them, and Martin amended the motion to specify allowing the secretary to do so as her time allows. The motion then passed 4-1, with commission Chairman Mike Marcolongo the sole dissenter. Marcolongo said after the meeting that he opposed the use of email to send draft minutes because he was "fed-up" with recent news reports of elected officials from other government bodies getting snarled in alleged Sunshine Law violations because members used email to communicate government business with each other. "Nobody wants it (draft minutes) anyway except newspapers," Marcolongo said. He added that other than the press, members of the public hardly ever attend East Niceville's fire commission meetings. In other business at their May 14 fire commission meeting, commissioners set their regular July 9 meeting to include a budget workshop. Dunbar said that in the past budget issues have been done by the commission's long time chairman, Marcolongo, as a committee of one. "I'm just worried some of us may have to do the budget without guidance," he said. "It would be good to know what all the budget constraints are," Dunbar said, rather than waiting until August when the chairman presents the annual budget to commissioners at their monthly meeting. Schwab agreed, telling the chairman that he "had a lot of stuff in your brain." Commissioners approved the July budget workshop. Capt. Jason Holcomb told commissioners that all 10 firefighters, including the fire chief, were in favor of amending their current Chapter 175 pension plan to a local law plan. That change has been made by most other fire districts in Florida, he said, and is aimed at strengthening firefighter pensions. Holcomb said firefighters wanted some assurance that commissioners would support the change before they spent about $4,000 out of pension funds to have an attorney draft an ordinance to convert to a local law plan. Commissioners were supportive of firefighters desires, but concerned that it would cause the district's pension contribution to increase its retirement contributions by an unknown amount. Commissioners asked Holcomb to obtain a sample ordinance on a local law pension plan from a similar-sized fire district. Like the current pension plan, local law pension plans are funded in part by taxpayers. East Niceville firefighters pay 5 percent of their salaries to their own retirement, and also get a contribution from the district, currently about 2.3 percent.Wednesday, May 23, 2012 A-7 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 729-2131 Auto Business Home Life FloodHOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? Give us a call, we can help! www.ni cevilleins ur an ce.com Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 14, 2012 through May 20, 2012. 0 Structure Fire20 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn6 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms2 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time West John Sims Pkwy................Good intent call..........................05/14/12..............06:48 Linden Avenue.............................Medical.......................................05/14/12..............08:12 N. Partin Drive.............................Medical.......................................05/15/12..............06:12 Linden Avenue.............................Medical.......................................05/15/12..............09:07 Twin Cities Boulevard.................Medical.......................................05/15/12..............12:40 Kelly Road...................................Medical.......................................05/15/12..............13:46 East John Sims Pkwy.................Alarm activation.........................05/15/12..............14:50 East John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle crash.............................05/15/12..............15:35 N. Partin Drive.............................Medical.......................................05/16/12..............03:25 Linda Court..................................Medical.......................................05/16/12..............04:24 N. Partin Drive.............................Medical.......................................05/16/12..............05:24 Willow Lane.................................Medical.......................................05/16/12..............07:28 East John Sims Pkwy.................Service call.................................05/17/12..............10:33 Kelly Road...................................Medical.......................................05/17/12..............10:36 Yacht Club Drive..........................Medical.......................................05/17/12..............11:39 Bayshore Drive............................Oil spill........................................05/17/12..............13:57 N. Partin Drive.............................Medical.......................................05/17/12..............14:09 N. Palm Boulevard......................Medical.......................................05/17/12..............14:48 Deer Street..................................Medical.......................................05/17/12..............17:53 Sean Lane...................................Service call.................................05/18/12..............22:47 26th Street...................................Medical.......................................05/19/12..............05:04 N. Partin Drive.............................Medical.......................................05/19/12..............09:54 East John Sims Pkwy.................Alarm activation.........................05/19/12..............14:39 Edgewater Drive..........................Medical.......................................05/19/12..............18:51 Reeves Street..............................Medical.......................................05/19/12..............20:23 N. Partin Drive.............................Medical.......................................05/19/12..............20:39 N. Partin/Palm Boulevard...........Vehicle crash.............................05/19/12..............20:42 State Road 85 North...................Vehicle crash.............................05/19/12..............21:45 E. College Boulevard..................False call....................................05/20/12..............10:36 East John Sims Pkwy.................Medical.......................................05/20/12..............13:43 22nd Street..................................Electrical problem......................05/20/12..............15:26 Weekly Safety Tip: The best way to survive a fire inside a building is to get out fast. Plan two escape routes from each room in your home and practice the routes with your family members at least twice a year. Pick a meeting place where everyone can gather outside and never go back in...stay out! Please visit the Niceville Fire Department website on Facebook.North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 14, 2012 through May 20, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Cedar Street................................EMS call.......................................05/14/12...........09:30 Range Road................................System malfunction.....................05/14/12...........09:56 Highway 20 East.........................EMS call.......................................05/14/12...........14:36 North White Point Road..............Rescue, EMS incident................05/14/12...........16:03 47th Street...................................Dispatched and canceled...........05/14/12...........22:00 East Highway 20.........................EMS call.......................................05/15/12...........08:44 North White Point Road..............Rescue, EMS incident................05/15/12...........16:01 Whitewood Way..........................Medical assist..............................05/16/12...........03:23 North Saint Andrews...................Rescue, EMS incident................05/16/12...........07:23 East Highway 20.........................Dispatched & canceled...............05/16/12...........20:15 Highway 20 and Satsuma..........Motor vehicle accident................05/16/12...........23:46 North White Point Road..............Medical assist..............................05/17/12...........12:57 Abaco Cove.................................Medical assist..............................05/17/12...........17:44 North White Point Road..............Dispatched & canceled...............05/17/12...........19:12 North White Point Road..............Medical assist..............................05/18/12...........17:58 Ida Coon Circle and Calinda......Motor vehicle accident................05/19/12...........08:36 Fairway Lakes Drive...................EMS call.......................................05/20/12...........00:19 22nd Street..................................Dispatched and canceled...........05/20/12...........15:27 Olde Post Road...........................Medical assist..............................05/20/12...........16:44 Merchants Way...........................Medical assist..............................05/20/12...........18:13 North White Point Road..............Medical assist..............................05/20/12...........19:09 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Niceville The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 DynCorp recruiters will be at the JobsPlus Career Center 415 Racetrack Rd., Fort Walton Beach, FL, on Wednesday, May 30, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. conducting a LOGCAP IV job fair event. We are seeking candidates for the following positions in Afghanistan: LOGCAP IV Afghanistan Job Fair EventDynCorp International (DI) is a global government services provider in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives, delivering support solutions for defense, diplomacy, and international development. DI operates major programs in logistics, platform support, contingency operations, and training and mentoring to reinforce security, community stability and the rule of law. www.dyncorprecruiting.com LG4 keyword jobsFire Inspectors High Voltage Generator Mechanics Aviation HAZMAT Specialists Logistics Crane Operators/Riggers QA/QC TechniciansPower Generation Foremen HVAC Mechanics Light and Heavy Vehicle Mechanics Maintenance MechanicsGenerator MechanicsFire board OKs email info sharing Beacon photo by Del Lessard The East Niceville Fire Commission meeting May 14 to discuss firefighter pensions, information sharing via email, and other issues. BRIDGEFrom page A-1

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-8 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 THEBAYBEACONNiceville s own Rocky Bayou Country Club is member-owned and going strong since 1972. Rocky Bayou Country Club is the only member-owned private country club in the area and prides itself on its lush, green 18-hole championship course that sits perfectly into the beautiful terrain. When you join as a member here you have not only a beautiful, well-maintained course, but you have a fun, casual club atmosphere where you can enjoy your time with friends and make some new ones said Andy Potter, club manager and PGA golf professional at Rocky Bayou Country Club. Visually the course is stunning and sits between rolling hills and surrounds four lakes, Potter said. It is very playable for all levels from beginning to expert and is a very good walking course. The course is forgiving off the tee, with wide fairways, and neighborhood homes that sit far enough back from the course that you don't have to pick up an errant shot from someone's back yard. There are activities for all golfers such as PGA professional lessons, clinics, demo days, tournaments and mixers. The clubhouse offers regularly scheduled dinners and parties, happy hours, bridge groups and game nights, just to name a few activities. The clubhouse overlooks the lush scenery of the golf course, complete with excellent food prepared by Chef Bonney Adkins. There is also a swimming pool, and the lakes are great for fishing. Whether needing lessons or just a good golf club, the Golf Pro Shop is always fully stocked, with great customer service and a variety of products for any need that may arise. Rocky Bayou Country Club prides itself on being a casual family friendly atmosphere where everyone can relax and enjoy all of the wonderful amenities and activities offered. Pickles, the Rocky Bayou Club cat would agree. Pickles was rescued by one of the cart attendants and provided a home at the Golf Pro Shop. All of the members at the Rocky Bayou Country Club love interacting with Pickles. Potter invites new members to say hi to Pickles, where he will probably be wandering around the Pro Shop or club house attending to the squirrels. For a limited time, there are great membership specials with no initiation fee. If you join before June 30, you will receive your 12th month of dues free. There are several different types of memberships to suit anyone s specific needs. We have recently added the Single Membership category, and we feel we have a membership type to fit anyone, from the casual once-a-week golfer to the hardcore golf fanatic, Potter said. Visit Rocky Bayou Country Club at 600 Golf Course Drive in Niceville, or call 850-678-3270, or visit their website at www.rockybayoucc.com. Club Manager Andy Potter can be reached at extension 4, or by email at apotter@rockybayoucc.com.Advertising Feature For more information & a trial round callAndy Potter, Club Manager & PGA Golf Professional 850-678-3270 ext. 4, apotter@rockybayoucc.comwww.rockybayoucc.com MEMBERSHIPDRIVESPECIALRocky Bayou Country Club is the only member-owned private country club in the area. Meet Pickles, the Rocky Bayou Country Club Cat.Rocky Bayou Country Club40 years, still going strong 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.comHOURS: 10:45 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 10:45 a.m. 9:30 Fri. 11:30 a.m. 9:30 Sat. Casual Waterfront Dining featuring Seafood, Steak & PastaEARLY BIRD SPECIALS 4:30 6:00 Every Day NEWLY RENOVATED LOUNGE & ENCLOSED PATIO BARwithLive Music Fri. & Sat. NightsHAPPY HOUR: 3:00 6:00 Mon.-Sat. SERVING LUNCH & DINNERINDOOR & OUTDOOR SEATING Crowns & Bridges Fillings & Partials Dentures Root Canals Extractions Implants EmergenciesNOW OFFERING - Botox Juvederm Invisalign Conscious Sedation897-4488 www.drbroutin.com Merchants Walk Ste 101 NicevilleOlivier Broutin, D.M.D. Accepting New Patients*Minimum fee only for ADA code D9972OFFEREXPIRES 5/31/12 TEETH WHITENING$199* 143 S. John Sims Pkwy. Valparaiso ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS729-3300 CARING FOR FAMILIES NEWBORN TO ADULTEMERALD COAST FAMILY MEDICINEWEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENTMOSTINSURANCES ACCEPTED INTERNAL MEDICINE PEDIATRICS PREVENTIVE CARE SPORT & WORK PHYSICALSDr. T. Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician Your Local On Time A/C Service Company 389-4611onehourair.com CALL US to schedule your A/C T une-Up. Sail Away With Superior Residences of Niceville Come Try Our Assisted Living Community! Offering A Unique & Fun Respite Stay Special Special Respite Dates: June 4th June 8th, 2012 Come Along! Come Aboard! For more information: Elizabeth Rambow (850) 897-2244 Ports of Call Include: Dublin, Ireland Monte Carlo, France Cairo, Egypt Shanghai, China BON VOYAGE!Your Captain is waiting at the gangway toWelcome You Aboardfor 5 days of international travel, food & fun! Hair Styling Hi/Low Lites Shades Hair ColorPerms Pravana Perfection Smooth Out101 John Sims Pkwy. NicevilleTues-Fri 9-6 Sat 8-2Evening Appointments Upon Request We carry RedKen Color and Products Kenra Haircare ProductsHair Styling Hi/Low Lites Shades Hair ColorPerms Pravana Perfection Smooth Out101 John Sims Pkwy. NicevilleTues-Fri 9-6 Sat 8-2Evening Appointments Upon Request We carry RedKen Color and Products Kenra Haircare ProductsFull Service Hair For Ladies &MenFull Service Hair For Ladies &MenCall Today!678-1977 Reduce energy consumption Prevent mold, mildew, staining Non-prorated transferable warranty Eliminate granule loss with a shingle roof Green Product Technology Self priming Non cracking, flaking or peeling Increase resale value Class A fire rating Energy Star Product850.424.6829FREE EVALUATION FINANCING AVAILABLEwww.RhinoShieldGulfSouth.comProtect & Beautify Your Roof!Non-Prorated 10 Year Warranty 1005-A John Sims Pkwy. (Palm Plaza) Niceville, FL 850-279-4361Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. 5:15 p.m.Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30pmWednesdays 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Sharon M. Streeter, O.D. Thomas A. Streeter, O.D.Palm Eye CareBoard Certified Optometric PhysiciansA new approach to personal eye careContact Lenses and Eyeglasses Emergency Eye Injuries Diabetes/Hypertension Management Specialty/Bifocal Contact Lenses Pediatric patients are always welcome Sports Vision Correction for all athletes Accepting TRICARE, Bluecross/BS, Medicare, Medicaid, AETNA, VCP, VSP, Davis Vision and Eye MedDrs. Tom & Sharon Streeter and GENERAL REPAIRBrakes Water PumpsTiming Belts Struts/Shocks NOW OFFERING AMSOIL OIL CHANGES!PEPPER & TONYZen masters, guard dogs, & welcoming committee Expert, Certified Techs Quality Parts Detailed Estimates Friendly Service(850)729-6629 CALL AHEAD TA HAVE IT WAITIN!729-2262OFFER GOOD FOR TAKE OUT ONLYEXPIRES 5/31/121170 JOHN SIMS PKWYNICEVILLE (Formerly Cool Stylz Studio)Full Service Salon & SpaIntroducing gl therapeuticsREVITALIZE & PROTECT Facials-Peels-MicrodermabrasionWe offer couples massagesKeratin Smoothing TreatmentWalk ins welcome T-F 9-6 Sat 9-4 Evenings appointments on request 306 Government Ave., Niceville 279-4620AResortFeelontheBayside Spa Package1/2DAYfor $99!Ask about details!#CE9988677 MM29034 10% OFF MULCH PURCHASEWith COUPON expires May 30,2012Residential Customers only -1 per addressKodiak Tree ServicePh. 279-6999 418 Government Ave Hwy 85 in Valparaiso, FL279-6999FULL Tree Service *MULCH*Applying a 2 4 layer of MULCH:Helps prevent germination -reduces the need for weeding! Retains moisture in the ground --reduces watering needs! Most importantly...makes your flower beds LOOK GOOD! Now is a great time to mulch your yard!Thomas resigned March 8, less than a year into his second four-year term. City Clerk Dan Doucet said the city has planned a special election for July 17 for the three years remaining in Thomas' term. The nonpartisan post is unpaid. Doucet said he had not yet received any formal applications from potential candidates to fill Thomas seat on the five-member council. The formal qualifying period will begin May 29 and end June 1. Boudreaux was defeated in her bid for a fifth term by Heath Rominger in the last regular city election in July 2011, but is now eligible to run for Thomas vacant seat. All Niceville City Council members are elected at large by voters from throughout the city, rather than by separate districts. Asked by a reporter whether she planned to run, Boudreaux replied, Yes, absolutely! She said that if elected, she intends to resume where I left off, serving the people of Niceville. Boudreaux said that her priorities as a council member would be as before: public safety and traffic. She said she plans to post some campaign information on her Facebook page in the near future. SEEKSFrom page A-1 ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Andy Potter, club manager and PGA golf professional at Rocky Bayou Country Club.

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By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer As part of the area's observance of Memorial Day, May 28, the Twin Cities Veterans Council will hold a ceremony at Doolittle Park, as well as place flags on departed veterans' graves. Memorial Day honors will begin on Saturday, May 26, as members of TCVC, along with Boy Scout Troop 52, of Valparaiso, and any community members who wish to volunteer will place flags on graves of deceased veterans. The flags will remain on the graves at Sunset, Rocky, Erwin, Sweeney and Early Cemeteries through 5 p.m. on Memorial Day. "Even though they've passed, it's important that we never forget," said DAV and VFW member Andy Cole, of Niceville. Anyone interested in volunWith the end of the school year, it's easy for children and teenagers to suffer bouts of boredom. There are, however, plenty of activities available this summer, from recreational, to sports, to vacation Bible school and academic activities that are guaranteed to keep area youth active and busy this summer. The following are upcoming summer camps, programs and activities that will make summer planning a step easier.Vacation Bible School First Baptist Valparaiso First Baptist Church of Valparaiso will hold its vacation Bible school June 10-14, from 68:30 p.m. The theme this year will be "Amazing Wonders Aviation." Grades 1-8. Info: 6784822. Pre-registration is not required, but forms are available at the church. Niceville UMC Vacation Bible School at Niceville United Methodist Church is now accepting registrations. The VBS will be June 1115, from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ages 4-5th grade. Daily activities will include teaching lessons, music, crafts, snacks and recreation. Registration: nicevilleumc.org/children. Cost: $15 per child. Scholarships are available. Info: 678-4411, ext. 187. Shalimar UMC Shalimar United Methodist Church invites all 4 year olds through completed 5th graders to a Vacation Bible School, June 1822, from 9 a.m.-noon. The theme will be "Transformed: Make a change with Jesus!" Registration: $5. Scholarships are available. Nursery will be available for all volunteers. Info: Susan McLain, children@shalimar-umc.org, or 651-0721. St. Paul Lutheran Registration is open for St. Paul Lutheran Church Vacation 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 2 2 3 3 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Announcing the opening of our newest location...750 John Sims Parkway East in the heart of Niceville850.269.1201WWW.FIRSTFLBANK.COMMember FDIC Niceville Where You Come First.A place that exudes Southern hospitality, attention to detail, a friendly atmosphere and customized service to meet your every need. 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MondayFriday Drive-Thru: MondayFriday Lobby:Opening Friday 8:30 to 6:00 Satu ndayFriday y, 8:30 to 5:00 Saturd yFriday y, ,J, pgy y, 9:00 to Noon 8:30 to 6:00 Saturday 9:00 to Noon 8:30 to 5:00 Saturday 4.1 HOURS broken armat other ERs Stevie Armstrong a 2009 Niceville High School graduate, has been named to the Florida State University Dean's list for the past semester. She is currently majoring in computational biology, with a minor in mathematics. Stevie will enter her senior year in the fall semester. *** Matthew Higdon, of Niceville, graduated from Berry College with a bachelor of science degree in environmental science. Berry College welcomed 286 new alumnus on May 5 at the Spring Commencement. *** Sarah Dawn Maton of Niceville, received her Cum Laude degree from the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. While at UCF, she was one of the founders of the University's food pantry Knights Pantry. Sarah graduated from Niceville High School in 2008, where she completed the Take Stock in Children Program. She will continue her post graduate studies at East Carolina University in the fall. Please see WHO S, page B-2 Stevie Armstrong Sarah Maton Please see SUMMER, page B-2 File photo Children at WinShape Camps, Niceville, have a "screaming" good time. WinShape Camps is one of the many activities coming to the area this summer that will be sure to entertain kids and teenagers. Beacon photo by Tess HollisStudents replicate modern artFirst-graders from Lewis School spent the the morning of May 16 painting a canvas that mirrored the work of abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. The project was part of the Okaloosa Volunteer Art Lessons (OVAL) program, where students learn about art appreciation from parent volunteers. After it dried, the painting was split into pieces, allowing the students to use it in their portfolios. 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Page B-2 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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, May 27 Pentecost One Service 10:00 am Nursery Provided Everyone invited to wear red.St. Paul Preschool is 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*** Wesley William Jordan a 2008 graduate of Niceville High School, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University Of West Florida, Pensacola, with a bachelor of science degree in exercise science. The son of John and Nita Jordan of Niceville, Wes was named to the Deans Honor Roll seven times and the Presidents Honor Roll twice. He played varsity Rugby for UWF from 2008-2010 as a starting prop, traveling to games and tournaments. Wes plans to enlist in the U.S. Navy to pursue his dream of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. *** Dr. Shannon Burton a 2005 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Niceville High School, graduated on April 27 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Florida. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Florida State, with honors, in 2009. Dr. Burton will commence employment at Shands Hospital in Gainesville in July. She is the daughter of Cynthia Burton, of Destin, and Gordon Lederman, of Bluewater Bay. *** Bart Swan of Niceville, was recently recognized as No. 1 in total loan production company wide for University Lending Group for the months of January through April 2012. University Lending Group, with 14 offices in four states, originates VA, FHA, Rural Housing and Conventional mortgage loans. WHOSFrom page B-1 Wesley Jordan Shannon Burton Bart SwanBible School, "Operation overboard, dare to go deep with God," June 18-22. Hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Children 3-years-old and potty trained, to fifth grade are asked to register by June 3. Late registrations will be accepted until June 18. Registration: stpaul@stpaulniceville.com, or the church office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per child. Special Interest'Kids on Campus' Registration for "Kids on Campus" summer enrichment program at Northwest Florida College will be on-going until the first session on a space-available basis. The program will offer youth entering 3rd-8th grades an opportunity for learning in a college environment with a variety of classes in areas of athletics, theater, art and academics. The program will offer two sessions at the Niceville campusJune 18-28, and July 16-26. The course list and registration forms are available at all area elementary and middle schools, NWFSC campuses and on the website, nwfsc.edu/schedule. 4-H horse camp Registration is ongoing for the Okaloosa County 4-H annual summer horse camp. The camp will be June 10-15, at Camp Timpoochee, Niceville. The theme will be "Olympics: Traits of a Champion." Campers are required to bring their own horse. Ages 8-18. Cost: $300. A $100 deposit will hold a spot, and the full payment must be made by May 31. Registration: okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/4h.shtml. Info: Jennifer Bearden, heady@ufl.edu. Heritage Museum The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will hold a "Raiders of the Lost Artifact" summer history camp Aug. 6-10, from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost: $60 per Raider for the week, or $50 per Raider for Museum Family Members. Raiders can also participate for $15 per day, or $12 for Museum Family Members. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Info: 678-2615. Scrapbooking In this camp, students will learn how to record their own history and have fun doing it. June 48, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Grades 4-12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on May 29 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. High School Success This camp is for underclassmen in grades 9-11. Students will work on their high school resumes, college searches, upcoming testing and prep for those tests. July 9-13, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 2 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Chess Camp In this camp, students will learn how to play or improve their game. Openings and end games will be practiced and tournaments will be played. July 23-26, Monday-Thursday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $72. Ages 9-15. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 16 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Camp College This camp is designed for rising seniors to get their college applications completed during the summer to be ready to submit to colleges in the early fall. Camp College meets for three, half-day seminars. July 31-Aug. 2, Tuesday-Thursday from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Grade 12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 23 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Remedial Reading This camp will help students to increase their reading skills so they can read smarter. June 11-15, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Grades 4-8. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on June 4 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Math PSAT/SAT The Math PSAT camp is targeted toward 9th and 10th graders, and the Math SAT camp is targeted toward 11th and 12th graders, but students may choose the course work that fits their readiness. Both camps will teach math testing strategies. July 16-20, Monday-Friday, from 8-11:30 a.m. Cost: 77. Grades 9-12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 9 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. English PSAT/SAT The English PSAT camp is targeted toward 9th and 10th graders, and the English SAT camp is targeted toward 11th and 12th graders, but students may choose the coursework that fits their readiness. Both camps will teach English testing strategies. July 2327, Monday-Friday, from 8-11:30 a.m. Cost: $77. Grades 9-12. Register by 4 p.m. on July 16 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Science and NatureEnvironmental Education Lessons in a variety of outdoor activities such as fresh and salt water fishing, bay fishing, boat safety, hunting skills and techniques for small game and deer, tree stand safety, training in GPPS systems and Boat Smart certification will be offered as part of a new Environmental Education course at Northwest Florida State College. The course is open to adults of all ages or to youth age 16 and older. Youth younger than 16 must have a parent or guardian enrolled in the course along with them. June 18-29 and July 9-20, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $50. Info: NWFSC Continuing Education Division, 729-6085. Science Center The Emerald Coast Science Center, 139 Brooks St., will offer several summer science programs for junior and intermediate scientists. Camps run from June 11Aug. 9, from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Cost: $90 for ECSC members, $100 for non-members. Info: 664-1261 or ecscience.org. Zoo Camp The Zoo at Gulf Breeze, 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway, will offer the following camp programs from children kindergarten through 8th grades: June 18-22, June 25-29 and July 9-13. Costs range from $60-$310. Info: 9322229, or gulfbreezezoo.org. Crazy Scientist 1 Students will observe the secrets of living things and everyday matter unfolding before their eyes. The camp will be from June 11-15, Monday-Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Ages 7-15. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Crazy Scientist 2 This camp is similar to Crazy Scientist 1, but different crazy activities are engaged in and observed. June 18-22, MondayFriday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Ages 7-15. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Crazy Scientist 3 This camp is similar to Crazy Scientist 1 and 2, but different crazy activities are engaged in and observed. June 25-29, MondayFriday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Ages 7-15. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Crazy Scientist 4 This camp is similar to Crazy Scientist 1, 2 and 3, but different crazy activities are engaged in and observed. July 2,3,5,6, MondayFriday, not Wednesday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $72. Ages 715. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Crazy Rocket Scientist Each camper will build and launch an Estes rocket, explore simpler rockets and propulsions and avionics. July 9-13, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Ages 7-15. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Crazy Robotics This camp will teach students how to build and use Lego Robotics. July 16-20, MondayFriday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Ages 8-16. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Engineering In this camp, students will build model airplanes, bridges and construct mouse trap cars. July 23-27, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Ages 10-15. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 7297227, ext. 273. Fine Arts'Camp Glee!' workshop The Fine and Performing Arts Division at Northwest Florida State College will offer a Creative Dramatics summer workshop titled "Camp Glee!" June 4-July 3 for students rising 8th grade-college. The workshop will meet from 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m., MondayThursday, at the college's Niceville campus. Info: Diana Jernigan, 729-5832. Kamp Kellywamba The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will present Kamp Kellywamba, a one-week summer art camp, June 25-29 at Destin Middle School. This class will feature art, drama, dance and the culinary arts designed for students entering 1st-8th grade in the fall. Cost: $100 per student, includes Tshirt and supplies. Info or registration: 650-2226 or mattiekellyartsfoundation.org. Theatre residency The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and the Missoula Children's Theatre will hold a oneweek summer theatre residency, July 23-27, for 60 children at Village Baptist Church in Destin. Group auditions will be held for the production of "Jack and the Beanstalk" on July 23, from 10 a.m.-noon for students entering 1st-12th grades. A ticketed public performance of the play will be performed on July 27, at 6:30 p.m., at Village Baptist Church, 101 Matthew Blvd., Destin. Cost: $75 per child. Info and registration: 650-2226, mattiekellyartsfoundation.org. ADSO The Arts and Design Society will offer "Kids' Fine Art Camp," June 18-22 and July 16-20. Ages: 6-11 and 9-13. Cost: $60 per child, $50 for ADSO members. Pre-registration is required by June 15 for June sessions and July 13 for July sessions. Classes will be at the ADSO Art Center, 17 First St., SE, Fort Walton Beach. Info: 2441271, or artsdesignsociety.org. SportsMartial Arts 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. Info: 749-9430, or 865-0324. Cheerleading There will be a cheerleading camp in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym June 4-8, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Grades 1-6. Cost: $80. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on May 29 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Baseball Northwest Florida State College will hold a kids baseball camp June 4-7, open to boys ages 7-14. Daily work will be done on all of the fundamentals of baseball, and taught in a setting that will educated and entertain players. Camp will be present in halfor full-day session. Camp instructors will include the coaching staff and players from NWFSC Baseball team. Cost: Session 1, $90; Session 2, $90; Session 3, $150. Half-day, 9 a.m.-noon or 14 p.m.; full-day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: Coach Doug Martin, 729-5268, or Assistant Coach Nick Fletcher, 729-6048. *** Northwest Florida State College will hold a baseball camp for boys ages 7-14. The camp will be June 20-23, from 8 a.m.-noon. Cost: $75. Info: 729-5379. Soccer A varsity soccer camp will be held in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym weight room and practice field June 4-July 27, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of each week from 5-7:30 p.m. Boys/girls grades 9-12. Cost: $90. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on May 29 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. *** A soccer camp will be held on the Rocky Bayou Christian School field July 9-12, MondayThursday, 2-5 p.m. Boys/girls grades 3-8. Cost: $72. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 2 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Football Morgan's Sport Center, Destin, will offer summer 4-on-4 co-ed flag football beginning June 7. Games will be played Thursday nights in June. Youth ages 7-12, as of June 1, can participate. Registration ends the last week of May. Info and registration: 6501241, or cityofdestin.com. *** A football camp will be held on the Rocky Bayou Christian School field June 11-13, MondayWednesday, from 11:30 a.m.1 p.m. Boys grades 3-8. Cost: $60. Register by 4 p.m. on June 4 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Volleyball A volleyball camp will be held in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym June 18-22, MondayFriday, from 8-11:30 a.m. Boys/girls grades 3-7. Cost: $80. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on June 11 to avoid a $10 late fee. Basketball The King of Courts Basketball Camp, hosted by John Runyon, will be June 25-28, from 12:303:30 p.m. Registration is open to boys and girls going into 3rd-5th grade in the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. Registration is due by June 1, and the camp is limited to the first 50 campers. Cost: $100 per camper. Info: 502-9372. *** Northwest Florida State SUMMERFrom page B-1 Please see FUN, page B-3 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; growwww.iacdestin.org Pointing The Way To Jesus 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 File photoFun with LegosBuilding with Legos is a highlight of Northwest Florida College's summer enrichment program, "Kids on Campus." The program is just one of many activities children can participate in throughout the summer.

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College, Niceville, will host "Lil' Ballers Camp" June 4-8, from 9 a.m.-noon. The camp is for boys and girls going into 3rd-6th grades. Cost: $125 per participant. Info: 729-5265, harringp@nwfsc.edu. *** Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, will host a basketball camp for boys and girls, ages 7-12, June 14-16, from 1-5 p.m. Cost: $75. Info: 729-5279. *** A basketball camp will be held in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym July 1620, Monday-Friday, from 811:30 a.m. Boys grades 3-7. Cost: $80. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 9 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 7297227, ext. 273. *** A varsity basketball camp will be held in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym July 1620, Monday-Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. Boys grades 8-12. Cost: $80. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 9 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. *** A basketball camp will be held in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym July 2327, Monday-Friday, from 811:30 a.m. Girls grades 3-7. Cost: $80. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 16 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 7297227, ext. 273. Softball Northwest Florida State College will hold a fast-pitch softball camp on the Niceville campus June 27-30 for girls ages 7-14, from 8 a.m.-noon. Cost: $75. Info: 729-5397. Golf The Golf Club at Bluewater Bay will offer a summer Junior Golf Clinic for boys and girls, ages 8-15. The format will encompass rules, etiquette, long game, short game and putting. The cost is $75 and covers six, one-hour clinics over a two week period. June 11-22 and July 9-20. Info and registration: 897-3241. Sailing Emerald Coast Sailing Association will teach sailing lessons at the Fort Walton Yacht Club June 4-15 and June 18-29. There will be an additional session at Bluewater Bay Marina July 9-20. Classes will be Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, or 1-4 p.m. Cost: $220. Ages 8-17. with an adult class during the June 4 session. Info: 862-7276, or george.goodall@ecsailing.com. Tennis Bluewater Bay Tennis Center, 777 Bay Drive, will host a summer camp for children and teens ages 5-17 to discover or enhance their tennis skills. There will be 11 sessions, halfday, daily and weekly options, June 4-Aug. 17. Cost ranges from $30-$300. Registration and info: Bryce Cunningham, 897-8010 or b.cunningham@cliffdrysdale.co m. Camp programsUltimate Day Camp The Eglin Chapel will sponsor the Ultimate Day Camp, June 18-22, for children who have completed 1st-6th grade. Cost: $70 for active duty children, $90 for non-active duty children. Registration is ongoing. To obtain a discount code, please call the chapel at 8822111. Summer recreation Registration is ongoing for summer recreation for kids entering grades 1-5 at Niceville United Methodist Church. June 18 and end Aug. 2. Info: nicevilleumc.org/recreation, or 678-4411, ext. 145. Boys and Girls Club The Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast summer program offers an educational and recreational experience for children ages 5-12. Sunrise Program, 6-8:30 a.m., and the Summer Program, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., June 4-Aug. 17. Cost: $25. Registration: $15/week Summer Sunrise, $35/week Summer Program. WinShape Camps WinShape Camps will come to Niceville Baptist Church June 18-22, Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, 7:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Grades 1-6. The camp contains sports, arts, Bible study and worship. Info: 6784621, or winshapecamps.org. Kinder Knights Kinder Knights Educational Program is Rocky Bayou Christian School's summer academic-enrichment program for preschoolers. Each week, there is educational instruction and other activities, as well as a weekly field trip to the Niceville Library and Children's Park. June 4-Aug. 3, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 3-5. Registration: $30. Cost ranges from $31 daily to $1,035 for all nine weeks. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Summer Day Camp This is a day camp of recreational, developmental and educational activities. Ages 5-13. June 4-Aug. 3 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration: $30. Cost ranges from $31 daily to $990 for all nine weeks. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Sheriff's Youth Week The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office will hold its Youth Week June 11-15, from 8 a.m.-noon. Youth Week will be held at Crestview High School, Niceville High School and Bruner Middle School. Cost: none. Info: 833-4142, or 8333300. Band Camps Jazz Band Rocky Bayou Christian School will hold a Jazz Band Camp open to any intermediate or advanced music student who wants to play jazz music. The students will play the blues, swing, smooth jazz and contemporary rock. July 9-13, Monday through Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Grades 8-12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 2 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Beginner Band Rocky Bayou Christian school will hold a beginner band camp July 16-20, MondayFriday, 12:30-4 p.m., to introduce children to an enriching, musical experience. Beginning band is for incoming 5th graders and any other student new to the RBCS band, regardless of their grade level. Cost: $77. Grades 5-12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 9 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Marching Rookies This camp is for first-time members to the Marching Knights Band at Rocky Bayou Christian School, who will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of marching. July 2327, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.-noon. Grades 7-12. Cost: free. Register by 4 p.m. on July 16. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 7297227, ext. 273. Drum Line This camp is required for Rocky Bayou Christian students in the Marching Knight Pit & Drum Line to instill the fundamentals of percussion instruments. Attendance is by audition only. July 23-27, MondayFriday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost $77. Grades 7-12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 16 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Color Guard This camp is for students in the Rocky Bayou Christian School Knights Color Guard to prepare them for the fall marching season. Attendance is by audition only. July 23-27, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost $77. Grades 7-12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 16 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Marching Band In this camp students will learn discipline, leadership and marching skills, while improving their musical qualities. This camp is mandatory for anyone who is going to be part of the Rocky Bayou Christian School Marching Knights Band or Symphonic Band. July 30-Aug. 3, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.6 p.m. Cost: $77. Grades 7-12. Register and pay by 4 p.m. on July 23 to avoid a $10 late fee. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. ParksNiceville Youth Center Inline skaters, skateboarders and bicyclists can practice their jumps and stunts at the City of Niceville Youth Center skate park, 200 Campbell Drive. Cost: $2 helmet rental. Children must be at least 6 years old to participate in skating. Hours: Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Info: 279-6436. Children's Park Niceville's William Jordan Children's Park, 204 N. Partin Drive, is ideal for the toddler to pre-teen set. The park features a bubble machine, sandboxes, play equipment and a water playground. Summer hours through Sept. 30: WednesdaySaturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and 3-7 p.m.; Sunday, 3-7 p.m. The park is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for maintenance. Cost: free. Info: 642-7457. Florida Park Valparaiso's Florida Park on Boggy Bayou boasts a playground, picnic pavilions and a boat ramp. Info: 678-2615. Turkey Creek Walk Located at 340 John Sims Parkway, Niceville's Turkey Creek features freshwater swimming areas, an elevated boardwalk and picnic pavilion. Hours: 6 a.m.-dusk. Info: 279-6436. LibrariesValparaiso The Valparaiso Community Library, 459 Valparaiso Parkway. Hours: Monday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on weekends and holidays. Internet access available. Info: 729-5406. Niceville The Niceville Public Library, 206 N. Partin Drive, will offer several summer reading programs. For a list of programs, visit cityofniceville.org/library.html. Hours: Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.2 p.m. Closed on Sunday and Monday. Info: 279-4863. Eglin The Eglin Air Force Base Library will conduct a summer reading program, "Reading is Soooo Delicious!" The program is a free, self-paced expedition with something for ages 1 to 100. The fun will begin June 4, with sign-ups for the summer program and special activities, and will end Aug. 3. Info: 8823462.Swimming lessonsNiceville YMCA The Niceville YMCA, 1031 E. John Sims Parkway, will hold swimming lessons throughout the summer. There are four, eight-session classes available for ages 6 months to adults. Cost: $48, members, $62 program participants. Info: 8979622. Fort Walton YMCA The Fort Walton Family YMCA, 1127, Hospital Drive, will hold swimming lessons throughout the summer. There are four, eight-session classes available for ages 6 months to adults. Cost: $48, members, $62 program participants. Info: 8639622. Destin YMCA The Destin YMCA, 120 Benning Drive, will hold swimming lessons throughout the summer. There are four, eightsession classes available for ages 6 months to adults. Cost: $48, members, $62 program participants. Info: 837-8440. More informationOne resource to help fill your children's summer days with fun, safe activities is the United Way Children's Summer Fun Guidebook. You can pick up a copy at the United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties office at 112 Tupelo Ave., Fort Walton Beach. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON FUNFrom page B-2 File photoSkate away summer boredomKids looking to improve their skating or biking skills can head over to the Niceville Youth Center skate park. The park is just one of several in the area that offer summer fun for children and teens. 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7 area athletes to compete as baseball, softball all-starsThe Pensacola Sports Association has announced the rosters for the 2012 Subway High School All-Star Baseball and Softball Game Thursday, May 24 at the University of West Florida baseball and softball field complex. The softball game will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the first pitch of the baseball game at 6:30. Local all-stars selected for the game are: softball, Stephanie Hartness, Jamie Ujvari, Jessica Ujvari and Courtney Adams from Niceville High School and Brittany Tiller from Rocky Bayou Christian School and baseball, Cory Eller and Mike Haynes from Niceville High School. Tickets to the game are $7. Fans are asked to bring canned good items to donate to the Manna Food Pantry to get a discount on game admission. In addition to the two all-star games, both games will feature a home run derby an hour before each game. Two players from each all-star team will swing for the fences for the chance to win a gift card to Academy Sports and Outdoors. Niceville High School baseball coach Cory Hamrick will head up the East team.College plans baseball camp for ages 7-14The Raiders baseball program plans a baseball camp at the Northwest Florida State College Campus for players ages 7 to 14 June 4-7. Drills will be held on the fundamentals of baseball and taught in a setting that will educate and entertain players. The camp will be held in halfday or full-day sessions. Instructors will include the coaching staff and players from college baseball team. For further information, call coach Doug Martin, 729-5268, or assistant Coach Nick Fletcher, 729-6048. Lewis golf tourney raises $5,000 for athletic programThe first Lewis Athletic Dept Golf Tournament May 12, consisting of 29 teams and 36 hole sponsors, raised more than $5000 for the school athletic program. Winners were: first place, Steven Thatch and Dr. Peter Abel; second place, Bill Breitenbeck, Jim Collins and Billy Cole; third place, Bill Leech, David Thompson and Phil Curry; closest to the pin, women, Karen Griffin, men, Mike Griffith.Page B-4 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 5th-grade travel cagers take titleNiceville-based fifth-grade travel basketball team, Northwest Florida Hurricanes, won the championship at the Tallahassee Classic May 6. From left: back, coaches Mike Travis and John Runyon; middle, Riley Travis, Jake Runyon, Kevin Quinn, Jordan Zargari and Jamil Bowles; front, Roemello Holliday, Bryce Travis and Deandre Phillips. Not pictured: Preston Hendricks and Sean Goodwin. Briefs Winners of RBCS athletic awards for 2011-12 are, from left: front, Grace Stoner, Megan Slagle, Brittany Tiller, Christy Allen, Sam Holcomb, Elizabeth Sober and Andrew Smith; rear, Hannah Barber, Morgan Barber, Adam Downing, Tyler Paskell, Rachel Mosley and Cooper Eaves. Not shown are Eddie Owen, Chelle Sandiford and Gerson Robinson.16 Knight athletes honored at Rocky sports banquetRocky Bayou Christian School presented awards to athletes at its All-Sports Banquet Saturday, May 12. Winners were: Christian Athlete of the Year Adam Downing; Fellowship of Christian Athletes Athlete of the YearAdam Downing and Cooper Eaves; Senior Athletes of the YearChristy Allen, Rachel Mosley, Cooper Eaves and Tyler Paskell; Junior Athletes of the YearSamantha Holcomb, Megan Slagle and Morgan Barber; Silver Shield Award Hannah Barber and Eddie Owens, Chariots of Fire Olympian Chelle Sandiford; Home School WarriorGerson Robinson; Army Scholar AthleteAndrew Smith and Elizabeth Sober; Coach of the YearDaniel Smith; Wendy Heisman WinnersEddie Owens and Brittany Tiller; Florida High School Athletic Association Academic All-Star Nominees Adam Downing and Grace Stoner; and Academic Team Scholarsgirls v soccer, girls v volleyball, girls track & field, boys middle school basketball and girls middle school soccer. Phil Jones, head football coach for Shorter University and the FCA Coach of the year for 2010, spoke at the banquet. The RBCS coaches also spent the weekend with former Auburn Tiger football alumnus Glen Ward, being challenged in philosophy of Christian Athletics. teering to place the flags can meet at theDAV building, 920 Hospital Drive, at 7:45 a.m. Small groups will place the flags, along with a group which will bring M1 rifles to each cemetery for rendering military honors. After placing the flags and firing blanks from the rifles in a salute, the groups will return to the DAV to clean the rifles. "For any current active duty members, veterans and/or military history buffs, seeing in person what it takes to field strip, clean and reassemble the rifles can be quite a treat," said VFW Kent Purcell Post 10090 Commander Kevin Schweitzer. "Having veterans at hand that actually carried and used this same type of rifle when they serve is an opportunity to connect with the military heritage that secured our freedoms over many great wars." Schweitzer added that the World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans can attest to the "joy" of reassembling their rifles "painlessly" and are willing to tell their stories to those who ask. Memorial Day honors will continue on Monday, May 28, at 11 a.m., at Doolittle Park, Valparaiso. The keynote speaker at the ceremony will be Col. Michael Contratto, Vice Commander of the 46th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base. Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold and Niceville Councilman Daniel Henkel will also be on hand at the ceremony. A highlight of the ceremony will be a flyover by pilots from the 40th Test Wing at Eglin. Students from local schools, veterans from local organizations and Boy Scout Troop 52 will also take part in the ceremony, and wreaths will be presented. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at AMVETS Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso. Following the ceremony at Doolittle Park, community members are welcome to visit the AMVETS Post 78 for a luncheon. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the AMVETS Post by local Boy Scouts. For more information about Memorial Day events, call 6785079. In addition, there will be no school Monday for all Okaloosa County students. All federal, county and local government offices will be closed and there will also be no mail deliveries. All banks will also be closed Monday. Garbage, recyclable and trash will be picked up as regularly scheduled Monday throughout the Twin Cities area. MEMORIALFrom page B-1 Animal adoption specials The Panhandle Animal Welfare Society is running a cat adoption special until June 30. Adult cats who are already spayed/neutered are $50, and kittens less than a year old are $75. The adoption fee includes your new family member being spayed/neutered, tested for feline AIDS and leukemia, current shots and microchipped. PAWS is also offering reduced adoption fees through the end of June for six select Chihauhuas, who are between oneand two-years-old, and their adoption fee is $75. Visit paws-shelter.com to see these animals and for adoption information. Church dinner Rosemont Baptist Church, Niceville, is accepting reservations for "Dinner with Nida," from Nida's Thai and More. The dinner will be June 8, at 5:30 p.m. Reservations must be made by June 6. All proceeds will benefit Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Info and reservations: RBCNiceville.org, or 678-1611. Veterans' Expo U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will host a Veterans' Expo for Okaloosa County and the surrounding areas. The expo will be May 23, from 8 a.m.-noon, at the Northwest Florida Fair Grounds, Fort Walton Beach. Veterans and their families are invited to attend, as well as active duty military, reserve and National Guard. Veterans will have access to several representatives from the VA and various organizations within the First District who will provide them with valuable information and resources regarding their benefits, job assistance and health care. Tax Certificate Sale Representatives from the Okaloosa County Tax Collector's Office will speak to groups and organizations around the county to educate citizens on the annual Tax Certificate Sale. May 23, Crestview, Coastal Bank & Trust, 1139 Industrial Drive, 11 a.m.-noon; May 30, Fort Walton Beach, First City Bank, 135 Perry Ave., SE, 11 a.m.noon. Genealogy History Class The Genealogy History Class at the Valparaiso Community Library will hold a program on May 23, at 9:30 a.m., to explore the basics of genetic inheritance. Charlene Grafton, a local writer and geneticist, will present the program. The meeting is free and open to the public. Info: 729-5406. Military Town Hall meeting U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will host a Military Town Hall meeting on May 24, at 6 p.m., at the Niceville Campus of Northwest Florida State College. Miller and Congressman Randy Forbes will engage in an informal town hall meeting to listen to the opinions of the community and business leaders. Discussions will include the defense budget and sequestration. Candidate forum The Okaloosa Republicans will hold a candidate forum for Tax Collector and Superintendent of Schools on May 24, at 7 p.m., at American Legion Hall, Hollywood Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach. Social hour will begin at 6:15 p.m. Cost: $10 for the dinner. Info: President Marvin Brigman, 609-3341. Summer stitch-in The Sand Dunes Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America will hold its first summer stitch-in on May 24, from 6-9 p.m., at Niceville United Methodist Church, Room 703. Visitors are welcome. Info: 496-3466. Bluewater Bay bike ride Join the Adventure Club on May 24, at 4 p.m., for a bike ride in Niceville in the Bluewater Bay Resort/subdivision. Supper after the ride at a nearby restaurant. Info: Jim Bayes, 8976756. Baby Shower The 2012 World's Greatest Baby Shower for Okaloosa and Walton counties will be held on May 24, at 5:30 p.m., at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. All pregnant women and new parents, who have had a baby in the last three months from Okaloosa and Walton counties are invited. Local service providers and businesses will provide information on prenatal health, well baby care, parenting, infant health and safety and immunizations. Admission is free. Info: 833-9284. 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: $50. Games will be Friday evenings during June and July. Register online at nicevilleumc.org/recreation. Women's backpacking trip Join the Florida Trail Association May 26-27, at 8 a.m., for a one night women's backpacking trip. Info: 7290344, or choctaw.floridatrail.org. Memorial Day ceremony The Twin Cities Veterans Council will host a Memorial Day ceremony in Doolittle Park on May 28, at 11:00 a.m. There will be guest speakers, as well as a fly-over at the event. Following the ceremony, community members are welcome to visit the AMVETS Post 78, Valparaiso, for a luncheon. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the AMVETS Post by local Boy Scouts of America. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR Courtesy photoNonie to present ark of animalsThe E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center will present "Nonie's Ark" on Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Come and see Nonie and her ark of animals, as she gives a hands-on approach to understanding the important roles animals play in our environment. 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Benny-HarperCayleigh Benny and Jordan Harper will be married on May 27, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale. The bride's parents are Gary Benny, of Yukon, Okla., and Julie Brewer, of Valparaiso. The groom's parents are Hal and Kathy Harper, of Niceville. Cayleigh is a 2006 graduate of Okaloosa-Walton Collegiate High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Georgia, with a bachelor of science in psychology. She will complete a doctorate in neuropsychology from Carlos Albizu University, Miami, in 2014. Jordan is a 2006 graduate of NIceville High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Florida, with a bachelor of science degree in biology. He will complete his doctorate of dental medicine at Nova Southeastern University in 2014. Garrison-JettAmy Garrison and Nathaniel Jett were married March 4, 2012, in the Parish Hall at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Green Cove Springs, Fla. The Rev. Josh Bradley performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride's parents are Richard and Becky Garrison, of Niceville, and the groom's parents are Dave and Donna Lawson, and Charles and Tracey Jett of Green Cove Springs. Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by the groom's half-sister, Charley Jett, as maid of honor. Derek Harrelson was the best man, and Charles Jett was the groomsman. Ally Jone was the flower girl. The bride graduated from Niceville High School and cosmetology school in Niceville, and works as a barber. The groom graduated from Clay County High S chool in Green Cove Spring and works in landscaping. He is also attending fire fighter training school. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Weddings Cayleigh Benny and Jordan Harper Amy Garrison and Nathaniel Jett H2 Hummer, white, 2005 excellent condition, 31,000 obo. Original owner, 25,000 miles. Call 582-0146. 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 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. Newspaper Delivery Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. 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Page B-6 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Courtesy photoLewis plays for Superior ratingsThe Lewis Jazz Band earned All Superior ratings on May 4 at the Panama City Festival of Champions band festival. The three judges graded the band at an "A" level, including one judge who graded the band at an "A+" level. Lewis Jazz members with their Superior trophy, from left: Taylor Duncan, Rebecca Havard, Mindy Dennis, Madeline Coln, Jessica Jones, Bethany Banaszak; second row, Josh Banaszak, Andrew Coln, Jeffrey Rhodes, Kyle Allman; third row, Zack Krouse, Keaton Smith, Matthew Smith. The Band Director at Lewis is Robert Coln. Zack Krouse, Josh Banaszak and Bethany Banaszak were also selected for the Northwest Florida State College Honor Jazz Band. Courtesy photoRuckel raises $3K for Children in CrisisMore than 20 schools from Okaloosa County participated in the annual Change for Chlidren Campaign during the 2011-2012 year. The schools raised more than $17,000 in change to benefit the abused, neglected and abandoned children of the community. Ruckel Middle Schoool was the winner from the school district and raised $3,010. The Multicultural Club at Ruckel Middle School along with Principal Debra Goolsby presented Ken Hair, Children in Crisis CEO, Niceville, with a check for the money raised. Rocky graduates largest classMembers of the Rocky Bayou Christian School Class of 2012. The class, which will graduate Friday, May 25, is the largest in history and more than ten times the size of the first graduating Class of 1980. Courtesy photo Special to the Beacon Rocky Bayou Christian School will graduate its largest class in history on Friday, May 25. The class is more than ten times the size of the first graduating Class of 1980. The Class of 1980 was made up of five graduates, two of whom are sisters, Gracia and Jesslyn Thomas, who both serve on the RBCS faculty. The Class of 2012 has 51 graduates, and in this largest class ever, 10 students will graduate with the honors diplomathe second highest in history, behind the 12 awarded in 2009. The Class of 2012 also has the largest number of "lifers," graduates who have attended RBCS since at least first grade. Bill Hudson, Joey Halus, Christiana Serban and Sarah Witkos have been RBCS students since K-3, while Joe Townsend has been at RBCS since K-4, Jonathan Anderson Will Bowers and Elizabeth Sober since K-5 and Jessica Knie since first grade. The current enrollment at RBCS is more than 700 students, which includes students bused from as far away as DeFuniak Springs and Hurlburt Field. Van Porter show recognizes Niceville studentsTamera Rustad (left) received an Honorable Mention at the Van Porter Student Artist of the Year exhibition held recently. Corrine Akins received a third place award. The exhibition was open to all seniors in the school district. 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