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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: 05-30-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
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By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Arbitration of a pay dispute between the Okaloosa County School District and the teachers' union has been continued until next month after arguments were heard Thursday. The union, the Okaloosa County Education Association, filed a grievance last September after the school district said it was not giving teachers an annual 3percent "step" pay raise for the current school year. Step raises were customarily given every year. Citing lower property tax revenues and lower state education funding, the Okaloosa County School Board said it did not have money—$1.6 million this year, and subsequent ongoing obligations in each future year—to give the annual step pay raises. The union countered that the pay hikes are required by labor contract. Both sides met before arbitrator Barney O. Spurlock Jr. in April and argued whether the case should even be in binding arbitration. Each side submitted briefs of their argument to Spurlock, then met again Supplement to The Bay Beacon Niceville, Florida € May 30, 2012 The Beacon Salutes the Faces of the Future The Beacon Salutes the Faces of the Future Class of 2012 By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer The title of Carsten Stroud's latest thriller novel may cause Niceville residents to scratch their heads, wondering how the book's dark plot could derive from their quiet, family-friendly city. "Niceville," to be published by Knopf Doubleday June 12, chronicles a series of catastrophic events that lead the reader through a world where "time has a different rhythm, and where justice is elusive," according to a publisher's blurb. Stroud is most well-known throughout the mystery and thriller genre. His novel "Close Pursuit," was on the New York Times Bestseller list, and another novel, "Blackwater Transit," was turned into a movie screenplay. Although Stroud's 400-page book is set in a southern town with an evil secret, he says there's no comparison to the real city By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso Planning Commission will consider easing restrictions on the Okaloosa County School District's use of the former Valparaiso Elementary School site. In a meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m., June 4, in the city commission chamber at 459 Valparaiso Parkway, the planning board will hear a proposal to change the site from its current zoning of Public Institution/Elementary School, back to its former zoning of Limited Commercial. Last year, the commission changed theBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The biggest threat to the Niceville-Valparaiso economy is the same source that sustains it—military funding. Federal spending at the area's military bases protected the Twin Cities economy from the worst effects of the national recession that began in 2008, but the greatest threat to local prosperity is now the military spending cuts being considered by the federal government, according to University of West Florida economists. Asked to characterize the Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Join the Florida Trail Association and celebrate National Trails Day with a short one-mile hike around Anderson Pond on Eglin reservation, followed by lunch. Eglin recreation permit required. Info: choctaw.floridatrail.org. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club will hold a Double-Handed Regatta Registrations will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a captain's meeting at 11 a.m. and the start at noon. Cost: $20 The Regatta headquarters will be at the Bluewater Bay Marina and the racing area will be on Choctawhatchee Bay. Info: 217-7157. Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Harmony for the Hope will present "Sing for the Cure," a charity event benefiting Sacred Heart Foundation, featuring the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest Symphony Chorale The concert will be at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center. Cost: $35. Info: 729-6000. 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¢24 Pages, 3 Sections, 4 Inserts Please see SET, page A-3 Please see LOCAL, page A-2 Please see DISPUTE, page A-6 Wednesday, May 30, 2012 COMING UP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Valparaiso set to ease curbs on school’s useLawmakers warn of impending budget cutsBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Two Congressmen talked about the potential effects of spending cuts in national defense during a "listening tour" at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, on Thursday. Rep. Jeff Miller, of Florida's District 1, and Rep. Randy Forbes, 4th District, Va., both Republicans, are members of the House Armed Services Committee, where Forbes chairs the Readiness Subcommittee. The budget cuts could result in as many as Honoring the fallenBeacon photo by Tess Hollis Members of the Niceville and Valparaiso communities gathered on Monday at Doolittle Park for a Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the Twin Cities Veterans Council. The event included a flyover by the 40th Test Squadron, wreath placement and the playing of "Taps" to honor the fallen who served in the United States Armed Forces. Vice Commander of the 46th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Col. Michael Contratto reminded the crowd to "never forget the meaning of Memorial Day." Members of the Niceville High School ROTC, above, raised the American flag to half-staff in honor of the holiday. Representing the Okaloosa County Education Association at an arbitration hearing in Valparaiso Thursday were, from left: attorney H.B. Stivers; Greg Butler, OCEA executive director; Jackie Sweat, a bargaining specialist from the Florida Education Association; and OCEA president Karen Peek. Arguments heard in teacher-pay dispute Inside ... The gothictinged novel 'Niceville' will be published June 12. Please see SECRET, page A-3 Rep. Jeff Miller Rep. Randy Forbes Please see BUDGET, page A-3Fictional ‘Niceville’ has a dark secretThriller s locale bears no resemblance to the real place, author says Local economy picks upBut outlook remains clouded, economists sayHome prices in Niceville and Valparaiso have recovered from their post-crash depths, but remain well below their 2006 peak. University of West Florida Niceville-ValP: Warranty Deed SF Resale Median Price, 10/90 4/12 6-mo moving average, seasonally adjusted 300,000 250,000 200,000 150,000 100,000 50,000

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local market, University of West Florida economist Rick Harper told the Beacon last week, "The Niceville-Valparaiso area has seen the strongest recovery of any of the metropolitan areas in Northwest Florida." "There is one caveat to that," Harper added. "There are downside risks going forward. Pending cuts in the federal budget could affect defense spending disproportionately, taking effect on Jan. 1, 2013." Those effects, he said, could result if the scheduled 'sequestration' of federal spending actually happens should there be no federal deficit-reduction deal by the end of this year. "We are already seeing some pullback by defense contractors," Harper said. "They are reluctant to hire people or to make investments. If sequestration comes to pass, the downside risk is even greater." Earlier this month, local community and business leaders heard a briefing by Harper and fellow UWF professor Rod Lewis, as well as Niceville and Valparaiso city executives, about the “state of the economy” of the Niceville-Valparaiso area. All of the speakers stressed the importance of military activity, especially research, development and testing, to the local economy. Also important, they said, is the need to diversify the local economy to include other industries beyond military activity and tourism, which can also provide high-pay employment for the highly trained and skilled local work force. The meeting was sponsored by the Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Northwest Florida State College’s Costa Leadership Institute, the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County and the cities of Valparaiso and Niceville. Harper is a professor of economics who directs UWF’s Office of Economic Development and Engagement. Lewis is director of UWF’s Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development. The leaders also heard from Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin and Valparaiso City Administrator Carl Scott. Harper said that Northwest Florida has been spared some of the worst effects of the national economic recession that began in 2008. This, he said, is largely because the region’s economy is supported by military research, development, testing and evaluation done at Eglin Air Force Base and other nearby military installations. The arrival of the new 33rd Fighter Wing and 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) to the Valparaiso-NicevilleCrestview area has also helped prop up the local housing market. Florida was hard hit by the recession, especially the drop of the real estate market during and after 2008, Harper said, because the national downturn reduced the number of families willing or able to migrate to Florida. Military moves to the area, however, helped mitigate such effects. According to charts of home sales from March 1991 through March 2012, median resale home prices in the Twin Cities area have now returned to about the same level as they were in 2005—before either the housing "bubble" of 2005-08, or the real estate crash of 2008 that helped precipitate the national recession. Harper said the figures did not include foreclosures or other types of forced sales, but only "traditional, arms-length sales" of homes with Valparaiso or Niceville addresses, in which there was "nothing unusual." Including distressed sales presumably would have depressed the reported averages. As the federal government seeks ways to reduce spending and debt without alienating large, politically active interest groups during the election year, and as American involvement in wars in Southwest Asia winds down, military spending is about to be reduced, and may include drastic, automatic cuts required by “sequestration” of military and social program budgets required by Congress in lieu of Congressional and White House agreement on spending reductions. "The federal government," said Harper, "is facing a fiscal cliff at the end of 2012” as stimulus money runs out for federal programs, and no new revenue is available to continue to artificially prop up the national economy or employment nationwide. Harper said that even as the national economy begins to recover, it is creating a situation in which “businesses are recovering, but employment is not,” because businesses that were forced to lay off workers to survive the 2008 recession have now learned how to be more productive with fewer employees, and therefore are reluctant to hire back their former workers or hire new ones. This, said Harper, means many workers, especially those without unique, high-value skills, are ripe for exploitation by business. “When unemployment was only two percent,” he said, “a business could not afford to tell an employee, ‘We want you to come to work a half hour early and stay a half hour later every day, and we’re not going to pay you for the extra time.’ Now, they can do that.” In addition, said the professors, there is the possibility of more military research, development, test and evaluation activities being moved from Eglin to other military installations like Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as the military consolidates such activity at fewer locations and tries to create a leaner RDT&E command and management structure. While such cuts in research and testing may be at least partially offset by the arrival of new military units like the 33rd Fighter Wing and 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), the professors warned that military units that have active training or operational missions will not bring with them the high-paying contractor and support business that go with the research and testing missions. Support contracting for operational and training units tends toward such low-paying services as operating base dining facilities and laundries, Harper said, rather than providing engineering and scientific laboratory support—activities that attract and sustain highpaying businesses and the highly-educated people they employ. Harper cited the experience of the Pensacola area after the Navy removed its medical research activities from NAS Pensacola while leaving such activities as flight training at the Pensacola naval base. To maintain a vibrant economy in the face of military reductions, said the two economists, Niceville and Valparaiso must continue to develop a highlyskilled work force and attract high-tech industries that pay high wages and salaries to highly skilled workers. Examples of such industries, they said, are medical and pharmaceutical companies, computer software developers and companies at the leading edge of scientific and technical progress. Fortunately, they said, the local area already has what such companies are looking for—an attractive quality of life, cultural, recreational and educational facilities and the skills, training and personal discipline of current and former military personnel who live in the area. To build upon such assets, they said, local communities should continue to expand science and technology education in local schools and should actively recruit high-tech companies to the area. Following the presentation by Harper and Lewis, Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin spoke briefly, saying that he is pleased by recent developments in Niceville. The city was recently named as the best place in Florida to raise children, he said, and new home building and improvement permits in the city have more than doubled in the last year or two, indicating an upsurge in the local economy. New housing developments, such as Hawks Landing, Swift Creek and development of a large tract of property north and east of Ruckel Airport have the potential of stimulating the local economy as well, Corbin said. Valparaiso City Administrator Carl Scott had a less optimistic view of his city. Valparaiso, he said, is mostly “built out” as a bedroom community of Eglin Air Force Base, with few vacant lots remaining for new homes or businesses. He said Valparaiso “needs a vision, a new plan” for future business development, but has none yet. He said Valparaiso is perceived as a community of “old fogies” who oppose new development, with “the same old faces” appearing at city meetings. Scott challenged his city, saying that if a new vision is developed, Valparaiso will have “opportunities for change and economic growth.” Valparaiso’s current business community, he said “is very stable,” and the small city will always be a residential community rather than a center of industry, but opportunities exist to develop more new small businesses. These, he said, could include specialty shops, restaurants, banks and financial services, and other businesses that can attract people to downtown Valparaiso in search of goods or services not found elsewhere, and close to Eglin Air Force Base and the shores of Boggy Bayou. Scott cited a dive shop on John Sims Parkway as an example of a specialty business that attracts scuba divers from surrounding communities and the military bases. What his city needs, Scott said, is less of the same old faces at city meetings and “more involvement by young families and young moms,” in city affairs. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, May 30, 2012 THEBAYBEACON POLICIES AS LOW AS $100 MOTORCYCLECall or stop by for a free quote. Frances Faille (850) 678-5642409 John Sims Pkwy., Ste. 1 Niceville francesfaille@allstate.com Actual cost will vary and may depend on coverages selected. Subject to terms, availability and qualifications. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company: Northbrook, IL. 2010 Allstate Insurance Company.For the price of insuring your bike I can help protect your bike, and more importantly you. Dollar for dollar no one protects the rider like Allstate. Call me today for a fast, free quote. 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200,000 military "pink slips," Forbes said. Within six months, $487 billion in budget cuts, stretched over 10 years, will begin impacting the defense department, said Forbes, with another half-trillion dollars in automatic budget cuts possible starting next year if "sequestration" is allowed to take effect. Sequestration is the term Congress used to describe automatic budget cuts that will become law if Congress and the president fail to agree on deficitreduction legislation before January 2013. Forbes said Pentagon officials have largely been silent on how they will deal with the reduction in defense spending. He said there had been a small amount of modernization in the Air Force over the past decade and that some pilots are still flying planes their grandfathers flew. The Navy, Forbes said, has the fewest ships in 100 years, while potential enemies now have more-capable vessels. The congressmen said they are concerned about our nation's security with the already enacted—and potential sequestration—cuts to the military budget, and want to publicize potential impacts of those cuts. That's why they asked the audience of largely military retirees, business people and community leaders at the college last week to talk about potential impacts from defense cuts. One of the 90 people attending the forum, Troy Speegle, executive of a Niceville construction company, said he has 60 people employed supporting military construction projects in the area. He wanted to know how military budget cuts would affect military construction projects, compared to other military projects such as weapons. "Military construction will come to a screeching halt," said Miller. Kendra Moore Nixon, wife of a National Guardsman who will deploy soon to Afghanistan, said military cuts have already affected training and equipment in her husband's unit. She was concerned that the reductions could affect the safety of deploying members. Former F-15 pilot David Scholl, Niceville, said flight training for F-15E pilots has already been reduced because of budget pressures. He asked why Congress can't seem to fulfill its constitutional duty to provide for a strong defense. Forbes responded that while both he and Miller were strong supporters of the military, they need the votes of at least 50 percent of the 435 members of the House, 51 votes in the Senate and the signature of the president to get a spending package enacted. Forbes said he hoped that highlighting the harm posed by indiscriminate cuts in national defense would spark a national debate before November's general election. Miller said that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D., Nev., actually wants the military cuts. Miller suggested that the president is going to force the issue in his bid to raise taxes. People are trying to solve immediate budget issues without looking at the strategic impact to national defense, said retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Riemer, commander of Eglin's Air Armament Center from December 2005 to January 2007. "We're going to defend our country with money we borrow from China," Miller commented. Forbes added that "China can buy three stealth bombers a week and have $50 million left over with the interest we're paying them." Miller went on to say that 82 percent of the budget was mandatory spending such as Medicare and Social Security. He said the budget deficit would continue "to hang over our heads" until Medicare and Social Security are "fixed." Forbes, who has been conducting a series of meetings around the country in a national "listening tour" encouraged the public to tell their stories about the impact of military budget cuts at his website: defendingourdefenders.com. zoning of the site, which had been zoned for limited commercial use, so that it could only be used as an elementary school. At that time, some commissioners said they were acting on behalf of local families upset by the Okaloosa School District’s decision to close Valparaiso Elementary School and consolidate elementary and middle school students at Lewis School, also located in Valparaiso. The opponents of the elementary school’s closure said they wanted to establish a charter school at the site, in order to maintain the presence of what they considered a neighborhood school and community center. The school district responded with a lawsuit challenging the right of the city commission to restrict the use of school district property. The district also announced plans to establish a teacher education center and a special school for selected students, at a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) academy at the former elementary school. In a subsequent city election, the city commissioners who had led the rezoning effort were voted out of office, and the new city commission intends to change course. City Commissioner Diane Kelley said the new commission has “worked with all different interests” to develop a new, less confrontational policy and intends to rezone the former school site “back to what it was before the last change. 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"After that, things just got out of hand." The book follows the "patrol guy," Nick Kavanaugh, and his wife, a lawyer from an old Niceville family, who struggle to make sense of mysterious events, including a boy's inexplicable disappearance from plain view, and a bank heist in which four cops are gunned down. In the Niceville of fiction, "evil lives far longer than men do," according to one reviewer. Stroud said he chose the thriller's title because "it is a unique name." "There's only one Niceville," he said. "And the name has a number of layers, ranging from simple and kind and calm, to just a little dangerous." Stroud explained that "nice" is an English word, that originally meant "on the mark," or "a fine and careful distinction." "A 'nice' man was a person who walked a narrow line between equally dangerous extremes," he said. "This was not always said as a compliment. Over time, the word 'nice' developed into a term of admiration, but it didn't start out that way." The author said he likes the real city whose name he borrowed for his book. "It's a graceful old gathering, with some lovely neighborhoods, lots of oaks and Spanish moss, and woven throughout those wonderful bayous and lagoons," he said. Although Stroud often travels and has lived in various parts of the U.S. and Canada, he has a home in Destin. Stroud's father served in the military, but was never stationed at Eglin Air Force Base or any of the nearby installations. The author said the military and patriotism of Niceville and the Emerald Coast attracted him to the area. "There are veterans and retired service people everywhere, and I can watch Hueys and Black Hawks and Ospreys go past my balcony," he said. "In short, the Emerald Coast feels like home. In the Northeast and out in California, they think about America in ways that deeply disturb me. It's nice to feel at home in Niceville." Stroud said he hopes the people of the real Niceville approve of his book. Sheila Bishop, director of the Niceville Public Library, has been in touch with Stroud, who plans to visit and speak here. Bayou Book Co., Niceville, has ordered copies of the book. SECRETFrom page A-1 Carsten Stroud BUDGETFrom page A-1 Former F-15 pilot Dave Scholl, Niceville, asked congressmen Jeff Miller and Randy Forbes why Congress is unable to fully fund national defense. Scholl said that some Air Force pilots are already being limited in their flight training hours because of budget cuts. Beacon photo by Del Lessard Jewelry Repair Custom Design Mike TarbuckJeweler ~ Owner D i am o n d W or k si nc Park Place Plaza 323 Page Bacon Rd. Mary Esther, FL 32569 850-244-5252www.DiamondWorksJewelry.com

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ArrestsRaymond Michael McFaden, a cook, 24, of 203 Kelly Road, #9, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 6 on a charge of failure to appear on the original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. * Corey Aaron Gilchrist, 33, of 213 Cadillac Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 9 on a violation of probation charge. * Jeremy Kevin Demass, a student, 18, of 1579 Pine St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 11 on charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. * David Wayne Foote, a shuttle driver, 55, of 8 Stewart Circle, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police May 12 on charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. * Jerrica A. Snyder, a hotel manager, 30, of 132 NW Fulmar Circle, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police May 11 on charges of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. * Amber Dawn Howell, 26, of 8157 Railroad St., Laurel Hill, was arrested by Niceville police May 14 on a charge of fraud, criminal use of personal identification information. On Dec. 5, 2011, Howell allegedly made a purchase at a Niceville store using another individual's driver's license information on the check. The victim whose driver's license information was entered on the check filed a report of identity theft after a collection agency tried to collect on the check Howell used. * Ryan Manning Kiggans, 26, of 718 Palm Blvd., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 17 on a violation of probation charge on the original charge of DUI. * Jason Arthur Denny, 36, of 500 Kelly Road, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 16 on a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge. On April 12, Denny and another man allegedly etched graffiti into the paint of a holding cell at the courthouse annex, 1940 Lewis Turner Blvd. * Bonnie Renee Humpert, a hotel housekeeper, 46, of 400 Kelly Road, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 8 on a violation of probation charge on the original charge of resisting a law enforcement officer without violence. * Christopher Allen Stewart, 29, of 1560 Glenlake Circle, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 14 on a charge of violation of a domestic violence injunction. * Kristopher Keith Decker, 26, of 117 Poplar Place, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 13 on a violation of probation charge on the original charges of grand theft, two counts. * David Robert Jones, unemployed, 29, of 312 Washington Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police May 16 on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and battery on a firefighter. * Scott Eason Bachellor, 54, with an at-large address, was arrested by Niceville police May 21 on a charge of disorderly conduct. On April 20, Bachellor allegedly began yelling, screaming and making verbal threats at a Niceville church after he was denied use of a shower. * Mark Eric Payne, a tree cutter, 52, of 205 Reeves St., Lot 20, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 21 on a charge of battery. * Courtnay Carol Miller, a waitress, 28, of 203-E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 21 on a charge of battery, domestic violence. * Michael Joseph Ryan, 46, of 1622 27th St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 19 on charges of grand theft retail, resisting an officer without violence, violence, removal of a security device and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Ryan was allegedly observed attempting to leave Walmart, 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, without paying for a 32inch LCD TV, a window air conditioner and other miscellaneous items valued in total at $662. Ryan allegedly used a wire cutter to remove the anti-theft device from the TV. Ryan allegedly had five pills of Alprazolam in his possession.DUI arrestsBenjamin Charles Patterson, 22, of 307 Bimini Way, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI on Highway 98 in Destin, May 11 at 1:53 a.m. Patterson was also charged with reckless driving. * Karmen Patricia Boccia, unemployed, 48, of 4037 Scottsdale Ave., Pace, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI on Highway 20 at Palm Boulevard, May 11 at 1:15 a.m. * Rebecca Lynn Zygutis, 43, of 130 Dolphin Point Road, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI on Redwood Avenue at 27th Street, May 20 at 11:35 p.m. Zygutis was also cited for careless driving.TheftsA Niceville resident reported that unknown person(s) broke the driver's side window of her pickup truck while it was parked at the Niceville Little League Park, 507 Highway 85, May 18. A purse valued at $100, $200 cash, numerous credit cards and other miscellaneous items were stolen from the vehicle. * A Niceville resident reported May 19 that unknown person(s) had made charges on his Discover credit card at an online store, April 30. The unauthorized charges totaled $455. * A Niceville resident from the 3700 block of Peachtree Way reported May 16 that unknown person(s) stole his son's long board skateboard. * A Niceville resident reported May 9 that her credit card had been canceled due to fraudulent charges made without her knowledge at a Walmart in Texas. The victim reported she had not been in Texas on the dates the charges were made. * A Niceville resident from the 600 block of Crestview Avenue reported that while he was at church May 13, unknown person(s) entered his unlocked residence and stole several prescription medications from the kitchen table and bathroom medicine cabinet. A laptop computer was also reported stolen. * A Niceville resident from the 700 block of 27th Street reported May 13 that unknown person(s) stole a TV, movies and clothing that was being stored in a locked shed outside the residence. Entry was apparently gained through a window.Criminal MischiefUnknown person(s) broke a glass door at a vacant commercial property, 1067 E. John Sims Parkway. The damage was discovered by a passing motorist May 12. The victim reported nothing of value was in the building and that he was in the process of moving in. * A Niceville resident from the 400 block of Kelly Road reported May 14 that unknown person(s) had cut her swimming pool.OtherA 16-year-old Niceville boy, a student, was issued a criminal summons by sheriff's deputies May 9 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Subsequent to a disturbance call March 24, the boy allegedly stated to a deputy that he had purchased a bag containing pills and two separate small baggies of an unknown crushed substance, one containing white powder and the other yellow powder. On April 8, a state crime lab reported the white powder was methylenedioxymetheathinone, a schedule I narcotic. * Two 14-year-old Niceville boys, both students, were issued criminal summonses by a deputy assigned to Okaloosa Academy, May 9, each charged with battery. One of the boys allegedly threw a clay rock at another male student, hitting him in the back of his head. When the victim asked who threw the rock the two Niceville boys allegedly began punching the victim, giving him a bloody nose. The 14-year-old boys are currently scheduled to appear in court on the charges June 27. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting “TIP214 plus the message” to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. Name: Archie Lester Hauck Jr. Wanted for: violation of probation on the original charges of aggravated assault, impersonating a law enforcement officer and possession of a controlled substance. Hauck's last known address was in Pensacola. Height: 5-feet, 11-inches Weight: 185 pounds Age: 36 Date of birth: 01-05-1976 Hair: brown, Eyes: blue Name: Franklin Matthew Duchemin Wanted for: aggravated assault and violation of probation on the original charge of grand theft. Duchemin's last known address was on Miracle Drive in Mary Esther. Height: 6-feet Weight: 200 pounds Age: 21 Date of birth: 05-17-1991 Hair: brown, Eyes: brown Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 21, 2012 through May 24, 2012. 0 Structure Fire11 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire0 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn0 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time N. Partin Drive..............................Medical........................................05/21/12............08:32 Reeves Street..............................Medical........................................05/21/12............21:49 Hillside Drive................................Medical........................................05/22/12............14:18 Hudson Circle...............................Medical........................................05/22/12............20:31 North Partin Drive........................Medical........................................05/23/12............15:17 Coral Drive...................................Medical........................................05/23/12............17:18 Coral Drive...................................Medical........................................05/23/12............19:09 North Palm Boulevard.................Medical........................................05/24/12............06:01 21st Street....................................Medical........................................05/24/12............11:08 Ellis Avenue..................................Medical........................................05/24/12............13:10 Linden Avenue.............................Medical........................................05/24/12............17:21 Weekly Safety Tip: STOP, DROP and ROLL. If your clothes catch fire, DON'T RUN, STOP where you are, DROP to the ground, cover your face with your hands and ROLL over and over the smother the flames. Please visit the Niceville Fire Department website on Facebook. North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 20, 2012 through May 24, 2012. Street Situation Date Time 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 Highway 20 East..........................Smoke or odor removal.............05/21/12..........09:12 Highway 20 East..........................EMS call......................................05/21/12..........10:45 Ida Coon Circle............................Service call..................................05/21/12..........18:18 North White Point Road..............Medical assist.............................05/22/12..........05:57 E. Hwy. 20 & Pine St...................No incident found on arrival.......05/22/12..........21:12 Wright Circle.................................EMS call......................................05/23/12..........01:08 Turtle Crossing.............................EMS call......................................05/23/12..........08:39 White Point Road.........................Dispatched and canceled..........05/23/12..........11:56 Coral Drive...................................EMS call......................................05/23/12..........19:12 White Point Road.........................Medical assist.............................05/23/12..........20:31 Highway 20 East..........................Motor vehicle accident...............05/23/12..........20:44 Ida Coon Circle............................Dispatched and canceled..........05/24/12..........07:06 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Niceville seconds looking at their phone which is enough time to cover more than the length of a highway speeds. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, May 30, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Dr. Castaneda of Emerald Coast Family Medicine is a board-certified family physician dedicated to the comprehensive health care of the entire family. For more than 10 years, Dr. Castaneda has been ensuring the health of his patients, from newborns to seniors. During the past five years, he has developed an ongoing relationship with patients in Bluewater Bay, Valparaiso, Niceville and other surrounding communities. With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, Dr. Castaneda aims to provide personal, inclusive and continuing care for individuals during all stages of life. Currently, his practice is accepting new patients. As a physician who provides care for entire families, Dr. Castaneda goes above and beyond expectations to develop a respectful and trusting patientdoctor relationship. His sincere warmth, kindness and engaged commitment toward his patients enables him to connect to them on a personal level. Dr. Castaneda and the entire staff at ECFM get to know their patients by thoroughly listening to medical concerns and following through by assisting with health care decisions. Trained in family medicine, Dr. Castaneda can provide diagnosis and treatment for a full range of health conditions and concerns. These include, but are not limited to, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cardio vascular screening, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, skin ailments, thyroid disorders, and mental health issues related to anxiety, depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On-site ultrasound services provide added convenience to patients. In addition, well-child and adolescent check-ups are also available, to include school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations. According to Dr. Castaneda, “Obesity leads to heart disease and diabetes and is closely approaching smoking as the leading cause of many cancers. Obesity for most people is a chronic medical condition and should be treated as one.” For this reason, helping his patients with weight management is an important concern of Dr. Castaneda s. ECFM provides weight-loss management under his careful supervision. Dr. Castaneda has been successful in assisting patients achieve weight-loss goals through individually customized programs. Mike is a patient of Dr. Castaneda s who recently lost 90 pounds between July 2010 and February 2011. Now, he maintains a healthy physique at 160 pounds through proper diet and exercise. This physician-supervised weight-loss program Dr. Castaneda provides is an individually tailored, healthier alternative to yo-yo dieting on your own. ECFM accepts most forms of insurance and will process the paperwork for patients. 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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 to“Welcome You Aboard”for 5 days of international travel, food & fun! Thursday at the OCEA's office in Valparaiso to give oral arguments. The meeting Thursday lasted about two-and-a-half hours. The first issue is: Does the arbitrator have jurisdiction in the dispute? Two other issues involving jurisdiction revolve around whether a union grievance filed Sept. 8, was done in a timely manner, and secondly, whether a union appeal on the pay issue to a state panel, the Public Employees Relations Commission, supersedes arbitration. Mike Mattimore, attorney for the school district, argued Thursday that the annual step pay raises are not part of the threeyear contract with teachers, and that the contract calls for both sides to negotiate any salary raises annually. The school district had "lost" $32 million in revenue since 2008 because of the economic downturn affecting both property tax revenues and state funding, Mattimore argued. The school district avoided cuts affecting students, such as funding for band and other extracurriculars, and also avoided huge cuts in salaries and benefits. Instead, it decided to not fund step pay raises, he said. Mattimore said that the statutory authority to give public employees a raise ultimately resides with elected legislative officials who fund the activity, in this case the Okaloosa County School Board. The school board, he said, used that authority at a public "impasse" meeting Jan. 4, when it denied any pay raise this school year. Mattimore said the arbitrator doesn't have the authority to decide whether a legislative body's decision is lawful. H.B. Stivers, attorney for the OCEA, asked the arbitrator to ignore the school district's "gloom and doom" version of funding and pointed out that the school district's budget included $14 million set aside for unspecified uses. He said the arbitration process was spelled out in the contract between teacher's and the school district and that the arbitrator was being asked to determine whether there was a violation of teacher's employment contract as it existed prior to the school board's Jan. 4 impasse decision. Spurlock said he would decide the procedural issues no later than June 22. If he decides he has jurisdiction to decide the case, then he would convene a hearing to hear the substantive issues. After Thursday's meeting Greg Butler, executive director of the OCEA, summarized the "big picture" issue as follows: "Whether the district failed to maintain the status quo of the master contract up until they imposed a new salary schedule (at the school board impasse hearing) Jan. 4." 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By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer When you first walk into Youth Village, you can't help but notice the glowing woman who greets everyone with a radiant, contagious smile. Kids file in after school, one-by-one with hugs and greetings for this woman they call "Miss Nellie." Nellie Bogar, of Niceville, is the founder and director of Youth Village, Inc., currently located in Fort Walton Beach. The Youth Village, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1999 in Niceville to create a safe place to provide education and recreational services to children in the community after school and during the summer. Spend just five minutes with Bogar and one would assume she's worked with children her entire life. But Bogar first started her career as a real estate agent, until she grew tired of the long hours and constant work. "I wanted to volunteer and I wanted to really do something," she said. With the help of Jimmy James, vice chairman of the Youth Village Board, Bogar submitted a grant to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, which she won. In 1999 Youth Village, then called Youth, Bring a Friend, opened at 130 N. Partin Drive. "I always believed in her, that she could make this happen," James said. "It was the way she loved kids and how she was so natural with them, that made me believe she could do this." Youth Village soon grew out of their space in Niceville and relocated to Shalimar. After outgrowing that space, eight years ago, they moved to their current location on Pelham Road in Fort Walton Beach. Right now, the Youth Village is buzzing with excitement about its upcoming group trip to New York City June 48. Youth Village was selected as one of Southwest's Airlines 40 nonprofit winners to receive 40 airline tickets as part of the company's 40th anniversary celebration. Youth Village won the contest, after Bogar submitted a photo of the children as an example of the diversity at Youth Village and the positive work they do in the community with "low-income, at risk children." The contest was 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 3 3 0 0 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Brayton Miles a freshman at Niceville High School, won the King Abdul-Aziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity Award of $2,500 at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh. Brayton's project was "Passive auto tracking solar panel." Also at ISEF, Kyle Saleeby a junior at Niceville High School, won the Florida Institute of Technology Scholarships Award of $60,000. Kyle was also interviewed for Dubai Public Television. ISEF is the world's largest international precollege science competition for students in grades 9-12. Kyle's project was "On thin ice, controlling, slowing the motion of a car on a slippery surface." Both Brayton and Kyle advanced to ISEF after placing at the state science fair. *** Michael Sementelli a freshman at Niceville High School, won third place for engineering at ISWEEEP 2012, the International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad. The Olympiad, held in Houston, allowed top high school students from across the globe to display their ideas. Michael's project was "Propeller energy." He advanced to ISWEEEP after placing at the state science fair. *** Kevin Anderton Catherine England Stephanie Hsiang and Gerrod Voigt seniors at Niceville High School, have Nellie Bogar, founder and director of Youth Village, Inc., submitted this photo of several children of Youth Village to a Southwest Airlines contest for 40 free airline tickets. Courtesy photoEx-Realtor creates 'village' for kids Nellie Bogar Brayton Miles Michael Sementelli Kyle Saleeby Kevin Anderton Please see KIDS, page B-2 Students to lay wreath at ArlingtonBy Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer Several eighth graders from Ruckel Middle School will have the opportunity of a lifetime when they travel to Arlington National Cemetery, Va. in November to lay a handmade wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns. The students will take part in a ceremony on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the famous national site. As of May 24, Ruckel history teacher Deborah Eller said that 19 students had signed up for the trip, but registration is still open. Eller and fellow history teacher Nate Chatman organized the trip, that will be paid for by Please see WHO S, page B-2 Deborah Eller Please see LAY, page B-2 Jimmy James Dr. Sharon S. Chen, D.D.S. is4Cosmetic Veneers4Crowns & Bridges4Digital X-Rays4E4D Computer Generated CAD-CAM Technology4Implant Restoration4Nitrous Oxide When Needed4One-Hour Whitening4Root Canals4Insurance Accepted (United Concordia & Delta)WE OFFER: 136 Partin Dr. uNiceville, FL 32578 u(850) 678-7114 The staff of Dr. Sharon Chen’s Gentle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry wishes to THANK YOU for 10 great years! Celebrating 10 Years By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer Locals and out-of-towners alike recently came together to get down and dirty for one cause—helping orphans. More than 1,600 people participated in the first-ever Emerald Coast MUDRUN for Orphans on May 19 at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. Proceeds from the mud run, sponsored by Heart of the Bride Ministries, will benefit orphans in Haiti, Kenya, Uganda, Ukraine and Zambia. Heart of the Bride provides homes, education, discipleship and economic opportunities to more than 400 orphans in those countries. According to Tony Gibson, founder of Heart of the Bride, more than $45,000 was raised during the mud run. "We had a great turnout, with a lot of spectators," he said. The mud run consisted of 3.1 miles of obstacles, including mud hills and a mud pit. Participants also had to carry jugs of water and bags of rice to simulate what many of the orphans endure on a daily basis. "This really exposed people to what Heart of the Bride is about," Gibson said. As for the 2013 event, it's already in the works, Gibson said. "We definitely want to add more obstacles and we would like to offer a more intense version with a longer distance for those hard-core people," he said. Gibson said the mud run will continue to offer level options of the race to cater to anyone from elite athletes to those taking their first steps toward physical fitness. "We would like to also increase the capacity without diminishing the flow," Gibson said, of allowing more people to register. He said next year he hopes to have about 2,500 registrants. For those who are eager to register, Gibson said they should check the Heart of the Bride website as early as September. Everyone who participated in the race this year will automatically receive email updates on next year's race. The race, Gibson said, would not have been possible without the help of people in the community, as well as various churches and the City of Niceville. "I ran the race and it was just amazing to see from start to finish what everyone did out there," he said. "It's exciting to be part of a community with such a spirit of outreach, and see everyone come together for this one cause." For 2013 race updates, visit heartofthebride.org. Getting muddy for a cause Lt. Col. Jeff Gates helps his 11year-old son, Nathaniel, through the first muddy obstacle May 19 at the Emerald Coast MUDRUN for Orphans in Niceville. More than 1,600 people came out to get dirty in either the morning or afternoon 5K challenges. 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the students, along with the help of fundraisers. "It is such an honor to be chosen," Eller said. "Four students will have the opportunity to lay the wreath during the Changing of the Guard." In the past, Ruckel students have taken trips to Washington, D.C., and Virginia to visit the many national historic sites and monuments. This year, Eller said she couldn't think of a better time for the trip than during Veteran's Day. She sent the request to lay the wreath to the Department of the Army, and much to Eller's surprise, it was approved on May 10. The ceremony will take place at 10:15 a.m. at the cemetery, during which the students will walk with the Tomb Guard Sentinels, who will escort them to the Tomb to lay the wreath. According to a letter from the Department of the Army, the students must adhere to a dress code and behavior guidelines. "The students definitely realize how big of a deal this is," she said. "It's such a stoic and amazing ceremony." Although the students can obtain a wreath from the travel company that scheduled the trip, Eller said she would prefer to take one of the wreaths made by Ruckel students and technology teacher Jill Dickey. For the past 18 years, Dickey has been teaching students about the importance of Memorial Day and Veterans Day through wreath-making. The patriotic wreaths are then used during the holidays' respective ceremonies at Doolittle Park in Valparaiso. "I noticed the kids were excited about having a Monday holiday, but they couldn't tell you why it was a holiday or what we were honoring," Dickey said. About two weeks before the federal holiday, students learn the significance of the holiday, then sign the names of veterans they want to honor or remember on the stars that make up the flags on the wreaths. The wreaths are made from patriotic flags, stars and fabric. Dickey purchases the materials for the stars and flags, then gives them out to the students to construct. "The best part is seeing the names of almost 900 military relatives and friends on the wreaths," Dickey said of the names that are signed on the wreath by students, faculty and staff. "It's rewarding to watch people after the ceremony go over and tilt their heads left and right to read those names." Two seventh graders, Savannah Mikus and Sarah Mountain, presented the wreath on behalf of Ruckel at Monday's Memorial Day Ceremony at Doolittle Park. "It really means a lot to the people there, especially the older veterans because it lets them know that the younger people are learning about these significant holidays," Dickey said. been awarded scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Gerrod and Stephanie each received a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. Catherine received a National Merit University of Florida Scholarship which is sponsored by the University of Florida. Kevin received a National Merit—Dr. Joseph J. Jacobs Scholarship, which is sponsored by the Jacobs Engineering Foundation. These students are among the 8,300 National Merit Scholarships recipients chosen from the group of 15,000 finalists. *** Shawna Crist of Niceville, was honored as a "Superstar Volunteer" by Savings Bank Life Insurance Company and PTO Today for her volunteer work at Plew Elementary School. Shawna received a $500 donation to the school. The "Superstar Volunteer" honors parent volunteers for their efforts in their communities. Among her many volunteer efforts, Shawna spearheaded the beautification project at Plew. *** Cooper Eaves son of Lisa Eaves of Niceville, was selected as the Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (ACE) Student of the Year by the Niceville Exchange Club. Cooper will travel to St. Petersburg on June 9 to compete at the District level. The ACE program recognizes outstanding high school seniors who have overcome great physical, emotional or social obstacles to graduate from high school. *** Matthew A. Woods son of Barry and Beth Anne Woods of Niceville, graduated on May 5 from Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Matthew is a 2007 graduate of Niceville High School. He was recognized as a football scholarathlete and was on the Dean's List his junior and senior years. He currently resides in Jacksonville. *** Lou Merle Peters celebrated her 90th birthday with a trip to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Celebrating with her were her daughter Sandra and husband Nickey, and her son Jerry and wife Linda. Her grandson and great-granddaughters in California also celebrated Lou's birthday with her via Skype. WHO SFrom page B-1Page B-2 Wednesday, May 30, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 open for 48 hours and applicants had to explain in 200 words or less the purpose of their organization, along with how they would use the 40 tickets. "I couldn't believe we won," she said. "Everyone has been so excited since we found out." New York City was chosen as the destination, Bogar said, because of its "diverse environment," and because most of the children have never traveled outside of Okaloosa County or the state. "I've never been to New York and I've never been on an airplane before," said 15-yearold Montell. "This is so exciting!" While in New York City, the children will visit The American Museum of Natural History, the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Bogar's sister, who lives in New Jersey, also purchased tickets for all of the children and chaperones to see the Broadway musical "The Lion King." "I want to go to New York because one day I will be on Broadway," said 14-year-old Jasmine. The goal of the trip, Bogar said, is to inspire the children to learn more about the world around them first-hand, not simply through television or the Internet. "We hope to make this a trip of a life-time that will encourage them to work hard in school and improve their general outlook on life, because most of the children come from families where academics are not the first priority, but having adequate food and shelter is," Bogar said. There will be 18 kids, along with chaperones on the trip, with the children ranging from ages 9-16. Several of the plane tickets were auctioned off at the Destin Wine Foundation and given away at a Zumbathon as prizes, in order to raise money for the trip. "I thought the older children would be able to appreciate New York more than the younger ones," Bogar said. But the children had to work for their trip—each child was required to write an essay explaining why they want to go to New York City, as well as raise at least $150. All other expenses for the trip, including luggage, hotel rooms and food, Bogar said, have been paid for through in-kind donations and fundraising events. The New York trip, however, is not the only learning tool Bogar has up her sleeves. Every day at Youth Village, children are required to complete their homework, but they also engage in artistic activities, including painting, song writing, essay writing, moviemaking and poetry. "I really believe art is a great way for the kids to express themselves," she said. "It gives them an outlet." During the school year 38 children attend Youth Village and that number increases to about 55 during the summer enrichment program. Of the children who currently attend, there are seven sibling groups. One thing is evident about Youth Village—no matter their age or race, the children at the center are aware of "Miss Nellie's" love for them. "Miss Nellie encouraged me to try again when I've made a mistake and try not to repeat the same mistake," said 13-year-old Christina. Donations are still being accepted for the New York City trip. To make a donation, call 986-0549 or 460-5649. Donations can also be mailed to Youth Village, Inc., P.O. Box 307, Niceville, FL 32588030. Youth Village is also inneed of donations for everyday activities and functions. To see a list of those products, visit nelliesyouthvillage.org. KIDSFrom page B-1 Matthew Woods Stephanie Hsiang Shawna Crist Gerrod Voigt Lou Merle Peters Catherine England Cooper Eaves Courtesy photo One of the many wreaths that Ruckel Middle School students have hand-crafted for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. 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Nicotine Anonymous If you desire to stop using nicotine, or stay stopped, join Nicotine Anonymous on Thursdays at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1800 John Sims Parkway. Info: 897-4721. Support group Superior Residences of Niceville will host an Alzheimer's Support Group for carefivers or anyone who may be effected by the disease. Meetings will be on the last Thursday of each month at St. Jude Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. To RSVP, or for more information, call Superior Residences at 897-2244. Food for children The Okaloosa County School District will participate in the Summer Food Service Program which provides nutritionally balanced meals to children regardless of race, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation. All children 18 and younger are eligible for meals at no charge. The following sites in Niceville will participate in the program: Bluewater Elementary, June 7-29, breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m.noon; Edge Elementary, June 4-Aug. 10, breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Ruckel Middle School, June 11-29, breakfast from 7-8 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m.noon. Essay contest The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce's MultiCultural Committee will hold a patriotic essay contest. Students enrolled in Okaloosa County School District schools, as well as home-schooled students residing in Okaloosa County are eligible to participate. The theme is "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." All entries must be submitted to the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce by June 17. Announcement of the winners will be made at the June 26 monthly meeting. Info: fwbchamber.org. King of Courts basketball The King of Courts Basketball Camp, hosted by John Runyon, will be June 25-28, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Registration is open to boys and girls entering 3-5 grade in the upcoming school year. Registration is due by June 15, and the camp is limited to the first 50 campers. Cost: $100 per camper. Info: 502-9372, or j.runyon@cox.net. Registration can be sent to 4433 Southminister Circle, Niceville, FL 32578. 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 Chihuahuas, who are between oneand two-yearsold, and their adoption fee is $75. Visit paws-shelter.com to see these animals and for adoption information. Alzheimer's support group Alzheimer's Family Services will provide a support group for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer's. The support group will meet on May 30, at 10:30 a.m., at the Niceville United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and respite care is available. Info: 478-7790, or AlzFamServ.org. Tax Certificate Sale Representatives from the Okaloosa County Tax Collector's Office will speak at First City Bank, Fort Walton Beach, on May 30, from 11 a.m.noon, on the annual Tax Certificate Sale. The Tax Certificate Sale will be June 1. Delinquent taxpayers have until 3 p.m. on May 31 to make payment on an account, or a certificate will be sold June 1. Info: 651-7603. Senior activities The Walton-Okaloosa County Council on Aging Senior Program will offer the following for people 60 and older. Seminole Community Center, Cedar Street, 833-9291: May 31, bingo, 10 a.m.; June 5, bingo, 10 a.m. Valparaiso Community Center, 268 Glenview Ave., 833-9291: May 30, trivia, 10 a.m.; May 31, Wii bowling, 9:30 a.m.; June 1, bingo, 9:30 a.m.; June 4, dominoes and socializing, 9:30 a.m.; June 5, bingo, 9:30 a.m. NHS car sweepstakes In support of the Eagles Technology Campaign at Niceville High School, Joe Fagundes of Thrifty Car Rentals, Niceville, has provided a 2008 Dodge Nitro, which will be raffled off to one winner. The school's goal is to sell $3,000 of tickets. Tickets can be purchased through May 31 in the front office of the school and at Chick-fil-A, Niceville. Tickets are $25 each; two for $45; three for $65; four for $85; or five for $100. The winner will be chosen from a drawing on June 1, at 10 a.m., at Niceville High School. The winner will be notified by phone. Horticulture Study Group The Tri-County Horticulture Study Group will meet May 31, at 10 a.m., at the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave. The program will be given by Marie Harrison about hydrangeas and how to grow them in the area. Horticulture Studies is an outreach of the Valparaiso Garden Club. Summer story time Summer story time will begin in June at the Valparaiso Community Library every Monday at 1:30 p.m. The library will hold a story and craft time for ages 5-9. Regular preschool story times will continue Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 9:45 a.m., ages 0-5. Teen summer program The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite teens and tweens to the kickoff of the weekly summer T.G.I.F. Teen Hangout Days. Stop by on June 1, from noon-2 p.m. for snacks, Duct Tape crafts, the Magic Tape Ball Game and time with the Wii. Republican Women The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet on June 6 at the Holiday Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island. Socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Candidates from the office of Okaloosa County Sheriff will participate in a forum. To make reservations, contact Donna Pattison at 651-5416, or donnatpattison@cox.net, by noon on June 1. Cost: $16 for members, $18 for guests. National Trails Day Join the Florida Trail Association on June 2, at 9:30 a.m., and celebrate National Trails Day with a short onemile hike around Anderson Pond on Eglin reservation, followed by lunch. Eglin recreation permit required. Info: 492-8258, or choctaw.floridatrail.org. Red snapper tournament Fishermen can try their luck at the Red Snapper Challenge on June 2. The tournament will offer more than $3,500 for the first-place finishers and more than $7,000 in total prizes with an entrance fee of $159 for a five-person boat. The event will be at North Light Marina, Niceville, and is open to center consoles and fishing boats of all sizes. Anglers will compete for the heaviest red snapper with opt-ins available in red snapper, king mackerel, aggregates, ladies and youth categories. The event will begin with a captain's party June 1, and will continue June 2, with weigh-ins concluding at 9 p.m. Info: Mark Waltman, 678-2836, or Joe Zwierchowski, 516-0709. Trail hikes The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center will host a trail day with guided hikes on June 2. The hike will introduce visitors to the native flora and fauna of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem. The guided hikes will include wildlife and habitat identification. Standard admission rates apply. Info: eowilsoncenter.org. Double-Handed Regatta The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club will hold a Double-Handed Regatta on June 2. All boats and sailors are welcome and a valid PHRF or XPHRF rating is required for each boat. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a captain's meeting at 11 a.m. and the start at noon. Cost: $20; $5 credit to U.S. Sailing Members or members of GYA Club. The Regatta headquarters will be at the Bluewater Bay Marina, and the racing area will be on Choctawhatchee Bay. Info: Mike Phillips, 217-7157, or michael@bbsc.com. St. Paul Lutheran VBS Registration is open for St. Paul Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School, "Operation overboard, dare to go deep with God," June 18-22. The VBS will offer craft projects, outdoor sports, Bible lessons and snacks. Hours will be from 8:3011:30 a.m. Children 3-years-old and potty trained, to 5th grade are asked to register by June 3. Late registrations will be accepted until June 18. For registration forms, email the church office, stpaul@stpaulniceville.com, or visit the church office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. A $5 per child registration fee will include a VBS T-shirt. 'Sing for the Cure' Harmony for Hope will present "Sing for the Cure," a charity event benefiting Sacred Heart Foundation featuring the Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be June 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College. Tickets: $35. Info: 729-6000, or mattiekellyartscenter.org. 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. Youth Village camp Youth Village, Inc., Fort Walton Beach, will offer a Youth Village Summer Enrichment Camp for ages 5-16, June 4-Aug. 17. The theme this year is "It's Americana," and children will learn the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States. The camp will be held Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: $75. Youth Village will accept CCS vouchers. Info: 9860549, or 897-3166. Bluewater tennis camp Bluewater Bay Tennis Center, 777 Bay Drive, will host a summer camp for children and teens ages 517 to discover or enhance their tennis skills. There will be 11 sessions, half-day, daily and weekly options, June 4-Aug. 17. Cost ranges from $30-$300. Registration and info: Bryce Cunningham, 897-8010 or b.cunningham@cliffdrysdale.com. 'Lil' Ballers' basketball Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, will host "Lil' Ballers Camp" June 4-8, from 9 a.m.-noon. The camp is for boys and girls going into 3-6 grades. Cost: $125 per participant. Info: 729-5265, harringp@nwfsc.edu. Sailing lessons Emerald Coast Sailing Association will teach sailing lessons at the Fort Walton Yacht Club June 415 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. Football camp A football camp will be held on the Rocky Bayou Christian School field June 11-13, Monday-Wednesday, 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. Martial Arts camp Martial Arts Combat Academy, Niceville, will hold 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. Cost: $25. Info: 749-9430, or 865-0324. 'Camp Glee!' workshop The Fine and Performing Arts Division at Northwest Florida State College will offer a Creative Dramatics summer workshop, "Camp Glee!" from June 4-July 3 for students rising 8th grade-college. The workshop will meet from 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at the college's Niceville campus. Info and registration: Diana Jernigan, 729-5832. Scrapbooking camp In this camp, students will learnhow to record their own history and have fun doing it, June 4-8, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Grades 4-12. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Kids baseball camp 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. Camp will be presented in halfor full-day sessions. Camp instructors will include the coaching staff and players from NWFSC Baseball team. Info: Coach Doug Martin, 729-5268, or Assistant Coach Nick Fletcher, 729-6048. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR Horsing around at summer campRegistration is ongoing for the Okaloosa County 4-H annual summer horse camp. The camp will be June 10-15, at Camp Timpoochee, Niceville. 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Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Navarre, Gulf BreezeSPECIALIZEDAREAS IN: Wilson Minger Agency, Inc. (850) 678-5161 1-800-369-2403www.century21wilsonminger.com The Ashworth Family AVCON, Inc. Bay Area Awards Bayou Mechanical Dr. Amanda Brenci Eyewear Unlimited The Cook Family The Ringel Family Twin Cities Hospital Waste Management Edwin & Mary Watts The Yow Family Carriage Hills Realty, Partial Sponsor The Councell Family The DeYong Family Huff Homes Jacobs Technology, Inc. The Micheli Family, Gulf South Private Bank The Moye Family Dr. Michael NeulandRuckel Middle School, PTOWould like to thank this year’s Adopt A Classroom sponsors. It is your generosity that helps to make Ruckel such a great place to learn.A special thank you to our multiple classroom sponsor: The Micheli Family/GulfSouth Private BankBay Area Awardsfor not only sponsoring a classroom, but donating all classroom sponsor plaques.

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Page B-4 Wednesday, May 30, 2012 THEBAYBEACON BE A C O N SP O R T SBE A C O N SPO R T S The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Briefs CHURCH DIRECTORY Hike on National Trails DayJoin the Florida Trail Association June 2 at 9:30 a.m., and celebrate National Trails Day with a short one-mile hike around Anderson Pond on Eglin reservation, followed by lunch. Eglin recreation permit required. Info: 492-8258.Bluewater tennis campBluewater Bay Tennis Center, 777 Bay Drive, will host a summer camp for ages 5-17. There will be 11 sessions, half-day, daily and weekly options, June 4-Aug. 17. The cost ranges from $30$300. Info: Bryce Cunningham, 897-8010. Ruckel takes county baseball crownRuckel beat Shoal River 4-3 to claim the county title, Ruckel finished the season 14-1.From left: back, Nick Hazama, Jacob Jenkins, coach John Runyon, Brady Smith, Christian Huff, Tyler Russell, Will West, Judd Barth, Caden Baucom, Grant Hooten and coach Taylor “Woody” Woodard; second row, Drew Grandgenett, Nick Nolan, Chance Huff, Dawson Marshall, Cole Russell, Nathan Lloyd, Trent Walker and Austin Lawniczac; front, Jake Runyon, batboy. Photo by Randy PhillipsRocky offense shines, defense falters Rocky Bayou Christian School football player Kyle Wilson (54) is surrounded by teammates during Thursday s spring football scrimmage with Gay. The Christian Knights fell, 20-7, but the offense, using a spread attack, gained 129 yards, mostly in the air. The defense faltered, however, allowing 259 yards. Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonEagles tune up for gridiron seasonNiceville High School sophomore running back Shi Kim Coward evades the defense after hauling in a pass from quarterback Andrew Mitchell during Thursday s spring football scrimmage at Crestview High School. The Eagle varsity, which played the second half of the game, fell, 12-7, to the Bulldogs. Eagles track team excelsThe Niceville High School track and field team, head coached by Tom Durrenberger, completed one of its most successful seasons in recent history. It was highlighted by Team Panhandle Open and Rams Relays Boy and Girls Championships and individual state finishes by Sophia Bergmann, freshman, 11th place discus; Nick Morken, sophomore sixth place, 1600-meter; and Thomas Howell, sophomore, second place, 3200-meter. Returning track participants for 2012-13 will be Bergmann, Tashi Brown, Aubrey West, Savannah Boswell, Drew Haggerman, Regan McAllister, Nickie Anderson, Jenay Mohr and Marcel Mosley on the girls side and Howell, Morken, Tyre McCants, Devin Vazquez, Blake Parker, Shi Kim Coward, Brandon Kucera, Jalen Debonis, Paul Talty, Kevin CruzGarcia and McKinley Stephens on the boys side. Twinkling Twirlers shine at competitionEleven of Niceville's Twinkling Twirlers competed on April 28 with more than 100 other baton twirlers at the Miss Majorette of Florida competition in Orlando. The Twirlers are preparing for the Twirtacular Competition in Destin on June 2. Back row, from left: Julie Love-Sewell, Jessica Warsheski, Lexi Kirkpatrick, Samantha Yanez. Middle row, from left: Karli Marshall, Madison Frisby, Joanie Coville, Jillian Sewell. Front row, from left: Jenna Sewell, Kaitlyn Saltsman, Kylee Saltsman. Courtesy photo 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 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 St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool Sunday Services 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Vacation Bible School June 18 22 stpaul@stpaulniceville.com for registration infoMozart Concert Friday, June 15 7:30 p.m. FREEENROLL YOUR CHILD IN PRESCHOOL TODAY! A Florida VPK provider. CO1OK00641407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com 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

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Devin J. Barnett son of Brad and Amanda Schneider, of Niceville, was promoted on April 1 by the United States Marine Corps to the rank of sergeant while serving his second deployment to Afghanistan. Sgt. Barnett attended Niceville High School for three years and graduated from South Walton High School in 2007. After attending Northwest Florida State College for one year, Sgt. Barnett enlisted in the USMC in September 2008. He is stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines. Sgt. Barnett is the grandson of Judy Barnett and the late Maj. George D. Barnett, USMC, Retired, of Niceville. *** Brent Peterson a 2007 Niceville High School graduate, was commissioned into the U.S. Army with a rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Brent recently graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor of arts in history. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Peterson, formally of Niceville, now residing in Tampa. *** Army Pfc. Curtis R. Reed son of Jeffrey Reed of Niceville, graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He also recently graduated from the Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist Advanced Individual Training Course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Reed is a 2007 graduate of Baker High School. Thank you from Sharing & CaringDelle Diamon President Sharing and Caring What a blessing to walk through our pantry and see overflowing shelves of food items and family essentials along with a back room of filled shelves and boxes stacked high! Over 18,600 pounds of food and household goods were delivered to our door by way of this year’s Postal Workers Food Drive. Your amazing support fortifies our food reserve and is helping immensely. S&C has provided food for 21 percent more families during the first four months of this year than last year. It truly does take a community of many to help the many families who walk through our door seeking assistance. Our thanks extend to all who played a part in supporting the food drive. To our friends at The Bay Beacon, thank you for spreading the word in print. We so appreciate the Chamber, the City of Niceville and the businesses who allowed us to use their signs to advertise the drive. Our thanks go to the churches and housing developments who allowed us to display signs on their property. Additional thanks and kudos are given to the awesome letter carriers who not only delivered our mail that Saturday, but picked up and delivered the bounty of goods you provided. We are indebted to them for their years of continued service to our organization. Final thanks go to the faithful members of First Presbyterian Church for their 14th year of sorting, weighing, and stocking the food as it came in, a task S&C volunteers could not accomplish on their own! The Postal Drive is indeed a community effort! What an amazing community to call "home." Thank you once again for opening your hearts and cupboards; we are so grateful for the blessings and bounty we received. And oh by the way, S&C still has room for a "few good men/women volunteers!" Letter to the Editor In the Service Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Brent Peterson Devin Barnett Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. KennyWilsonPainting30 Yrs. Experience Quality Work & Clean Up A StandardLicensed & Insured368-2710651-3329 PAINTINGTHE BEACON’SAT YOUR SERVICE COMPUTER SERVICES S.O.S. COMPUTER REPAIR LAWN CARE Less StressLawn & LandscapingFREE ESTIMATES RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIALRJ: (850) 699-1617 Bryan: (850) 259-1981 Licensed & Insured ADVERTISE HERE! AT YOUR SERVICEadvertising makes sense!With prices starting at only $19.55. per week, advertising in At Your Service is easy AND affordable! Call us at 678-1080 or stop by the office at 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 to take advantage of this incredible bargain! SALON cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing(Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606 Celebrating 13 yrs. in the Niceville AreaGift Certificates Available PRESSURE WASHING (850) 699-7866Houses Driveways Fencing Docks RVs Decks“No Job Too Small”Licensed & InsuredE&D Pressure Washingq 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 MINI STORAGE Nice-VillaMini Storage2 miles east of Bluewater Bay on Hwy. 20(Drive A Little, Save A Lot)Block Buildings897-2280 TREE SERVICE Country Roads Tree Service“We cut so you don’t have to”• Tree removal, trimming, & thinning • Storm damage clean up • 24-Hour Emergency Service • Fully Licensed/Insured • Call today for a Free Estimate!Ask for Joe the Tree Man!(850)461-7170 Residential/Commercial IRRIGATION Sprinkler System Pump Replacement or Repair New Installations Extensions Landscaping Design Free Estimates HOME REPAIR •Vinyl Siding, Sof f it, & Fascia •Screen Rooms & Patio Covers •Replace Rotten Wood & ScreensLic# RX0066839 585-9511 TREE SERVICE Actually Licensed & Insured678-9339Don t be fooled by False Ads... 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DUNCANIrrigation Systems Repairs Extensions Well/Pump Repair Professional Installation Free Estimates ROOFING • Re-Roof • New Roofs • Repairs • Remodeling • Additions • Homes25 years local experience850-685-7008 HCServices@cox.netCGC#1504684 • CCC#1327250 HC HENDERSONContracting Services, LLC AUTO DETAILING TUCKE R’S DETAILING Pressure WashingResidential/Commercial Mobile Detailing Autos  Boats Trailers  RV’sRobert Tucker (850) 461-6473Lic/Ins 10% OFFw/ this ad PAINTING IRRIGATION CALL KENT BENNETT (850) 685-3507 Servicing Okaloosa Countyspecializing inIrrigation Pump RepairKBES Pool Pumps • Lift Pumps Adjust/Replace Sprinkler Systems Most cases, Same Day Service HOME REPAIR Bart'sHome Repair & Maintenance• Plumbing • Electrical • Security Lighting • Lawn Sprinkler Repair • Free Estimates • Sheet Rock/Painting • Exterior Wood & Fence RepairNo job too small or large(850) 830-3279Lic. • References Available • Ins. 25 Years CLEANING b b y y M M a a l l i i s s a aCall for a FREE ESTIMATEResidential Commercial CLEANING SERVICE GetyourhomecleanthewayYOUwantit cleaningyoucantrustLicensed/Insured850-865-1545 CLEANING Kateryna’s Cleaning Service Licensed & Insured  References Available  Weekly  Biweekly  Monthly  Move in / Move out  One Time CleaningResidential & Commercial850-974-0892 PIZZERIAS with the purchase of any large pizzaFREEAPPETIZER Pizzeria(850)729-3882 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 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. Electrician helpers needed for summer and possibly permanent. No experience necessary. If you are dependable, hard working and drug free, we will train. Call 729-3044. 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) Beautifully upgraded brick home in Niceville. 3-bdrm, 2-bath, 2-car garage. Fully fenced back yard. New appliances & HVAC. Quiet neighborhood. $950/mo., $950/DD. Call 850-678-2948. 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 850-865-6920 Looking for a home? Check the classifieds every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. http://www.Farmhouse Sale.com, 9425 Sq.Ft., 5br/6b, acreage, pond, creek, 6 garage, indoor pool. $575,000. (850) 588-9443. BWB-Furniture for sale. Cherry traditional dining room set. $500. 3-pc wall entertainment set, $300. Leather reclining chair w/stool, $100. Small antique writing desk, $90. Chair hammock, New, $40. Lg stainless steel grill, $125. 897-1300 for direction. We pay the most for gold, diamonds and jewelry. 700 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, 850974-2462, Tom. Items for Sale Help Wanted Homes for Rent Jewelry Homes for Sale Help Wanted Homes for Sale Homes for Rent CLASSIFIEDS Beacon “Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!” RENTALS 850-897-1443Bluewater Bay Resort Realty Marquette Street 2/1 Unfurnished $700 Quiet neighborhood, across from park, duplex communityFlorida Club 1/1 Furnished $1400 Includes washer/dryer, cable, internet and utilities, community pool, hot tub, sauna, overlooking golf courseMarina Villas1/1 Furnished $1400 Waterfront, screen porch, open floor plan, ground floor, no pets, includes utilities, cable & internetFairway Lakes House 3/2 Unfurnished $1500 2 car garage, 2 patios, fireplace, eat-in kitchen, jacuzzi tub, split floor planLong Term Rentals Needed Homes, townhomes, patio homes, condos needed in Bluewater Bay Resort for our booming long-term rental program. Experienced, professional real estate management program available to meet your investment/ involvement needs. 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SF PRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE For more information call897-6464 CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOUR BEACON CLASSIFIED AD! Please write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20¢. Attach more paper if needed.MAIL : Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. DROP IN : The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center. Office hours: 8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. E-MAIL : classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. We will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.) BEACON CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE 2:00 P.M. FRIDAY FOR WEDNESDAY Contact Information (Will not appear in ad) : Name Phone Address Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers.*Base price includes $5 weekly discount or walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. Ads are non-refundable. BEACON NEWSPAPERS | (850) 678-1080 1181 E. JOHN SIMS PKWY., NICEVILLE, FL 50% discount for additional weeks or papers. Check publications to publish ad:rBay Beacon (Number of weeks) rEglin Flyer (Number of weeks) rHurlburt Patriot (Number of weeks) rGreen Beret (Number of weeks) ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________$11.00____________$11.60____________ ____________ ____________ ____________$11.20____________$11.80____________ ____________ ____________ ____________$11.40____________$12.00First Word Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent WILSON MINGER AGENCY, INC.Niceville s Top-Selling Real Estate Office RENTALS AVAILABLE! Niceville, Crestview, Fort Walton and Navarre! One bedroom to five bedrooms from $450-$2500!Search online at: OurLocalRental.com Century 21Wilson Minger AgencyNiceville’s Top Selling Real Estate Office729-6504 Price of First Run................$ + Price of subsequent runs....$ = Total Price............................$ Ads are non-refundable. SEE NEWS HAPPENING?Call the Beacon Newspapers at 850-678-1080.

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Page B-6 Wednesday, May 30, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 'Outstanding' Niceville student Madison Brake, right, a freshman at Niceville High School, was recently presented an Outstanding Volunteer Award by Helen Rigdon, district representative for Congressman Jeff Miller, R-Fla. Madison received the award for her involvement at Niceville High School and in the community. Courtesy photo Courtesy photoSewing to help healNiceville Sew Much Comfort marked five years of sewing new, free, adaptive clothing for wounded troops. The group met on May 12 at Niceville United Methodist Church, where members spent the morning working. Members also honored founder Barbara Wilder at a luncheon. The group has 18 active seamstresses and kit-makers, and ships an average of three dozen pieces of clothing each month. From left: Pat Hillis, Sally Dryden, Mona Dione, Ruby Monk, Mary Ann Severs, Jolene Hamilton and Judy Haugen. 'An apple a day'The Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club distributed 630 apples to local teachers and staff in Niceville on May 17. The volunteers passed out the apples at Edge, Plew and Bluewater Elementary Schools, Ruckel and Lewis Middle Schools, Niceville High School and Rocky Bayou Christian School. The gift was a token of appreciation to school teachers and staff for all their hard work throughout the year. Judy Boudreaux, pictured, places an apple in a teacher's mailbox. Courtesy photo Courtesy photoRocky Classical League elects officersRocky Bayou Christian Academy Junior Classical League recently elected new officers for the 2012-2013 school year. Audrey Stevens is the newly elected President, with Tim Sung serving as Vice President, Shiloh Johns as Secretary, Casey Young as Treasurer, Connor Lynch as Parliamentarian, and Savannah West as Chaplain. Next year the club is chairing a new position, Art Liaison for the Forum, to be co-organized by Mandy Hart and Jessica Sandlin from the Academy Art Club. Julie Mosley remains the faculty sponsor. Reservations required, call 850.729.9 4 63No Bones About It Good Riddance to Joint PainThursday, June 7, 11:30 am Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center Join us as a former patient shares his experience of a total joint replacement.Sensitive Beats: Womens Cardiac IssuesMonday, June 11, 11:30 am Join us as Kelly Light, RN, BSN, discusses current cardiac issues affecting todays women.Life Without HeartburnTuesday, June 12, 11:30 am Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center Join us as Jeremy Atchison from Esophyx discusses the TIF procedure„a long term solution for acid re”ux.A Cycle of Change: Womens Health PanelFriday, June 15, 11:30 a.m. Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center Join us for a seminar all about womens health issues. Do you have questions about the latest health fad or what HRT is really all about? Then this seminar is for you! BONEŽ-a“de Facts: Knees, Hips, and ShouldersWednesday, June 20, 11:30 a.m. Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center Join us as Rustin Sorensen, PA, teaches us some boneŽ-a“de facts about knees, hips, and shoulders. HERES TO YOUR2012 Community Seminar Series 2012 Community Seminar SeriesHERES TO YOUR a m u e h r s u n i o J i C n i w T Tw a d s r u h TB o N p y t y g n i d a e l o w t e h t s i t i r h t r a d i o t a O N S B N R n i t r a M e n e l r a D s a s r e t n e C s s e n l l e W l a t i p s o H s e i t i m a 0 3 : 1 1 1 3 y a M y y, at I t u o b A s e n o B e e n k o t d a e l n a c t a h t s i t i r h t r a f o s e p s i t i r h t r a o e t s o s e s s u c s i d E D C C N d n a e d n a s N R t h g i L y l l e K s a s u n i o J l l e W l a t i p s o H s e i t i C n i w T Tw 0 3 : 1 1 1 1 e n u J y y, a d n o MW : s t a e B e v i t i s n e St n e i t a p r e m r o f a s a s u n i o J l l e W l a t i p s o H s e i t i C n i w T Tw 0 3 : 1 1 7 e n u J y y, a d s r u h To t e c n a d d i R d o o Gp e r p i h a m u e h r c a i d r a c t n e r r u c s e s s u c s i d N S B N r e t n e C s s e n m as e u s s I c a i d r a C s  s n e m o W Wo o j l a t o t a f o e c n e i r e p x e s i h s e r a h s t r e t n e C s s e n m an i a P t n i o J o. t n e m e c a l p y t y g n i d a e l o w t e h t „ s i t i r h t r a d i o t a n e m o w s  y a d o t g n i t c e f f a s e u s s i cs. t n e m e c a l p e r t n i o e e n k o t d a e l n a c t a h t s i t i r h t r a f o s e p n d n a e F d “ Ž E N O B a y l l a e r s i T R H t a h w r o d a f b a l l a r a n i m e s a r o f s u n i o J l l e W l a t i p s o H s e i t i C n i w T Tw a 0 3 : 1 1 5 1 e n u J y y, a d i r Fg n a h C f o e l c y C Af n o s i h c t A y m e r e J s a s u n i o J l l e W l a t i p s o H s e i t i C n i w T Tw 0 3 : 1 1 2 1 e n u J y y, a d s e u T Tu r a e H t u o h t i W e f i L S d i H Ky r o f s i r a n i m e s s i h t n e h T ? t u o b a l l u o y o D s e u s s i h t l a e h s  n e m o w t u o b r e t n e C s s e n mn a P h t l a e H s  s n e m o W Wo : ed e c o r p F I T e h t s e e s s u c s i d x y yx h p o s E m o r r e t n e C s s e n m an r u b t r d l h S! u o y h t s e t a l e h t t u o b a s n o i t s e u q e v a h ul e ne r d i c a r o f n o i t u l o s m r e t g n o l a „ e r u d h t l a e h x u ” n e s n e r o S n i t s u R s a s u n i o J l l e W l a t i p s o H s e i t i C n i w T Tw 1 1 0 2 e n u J y y, a d s e n d e Wa F e d “ a Ž E N O B  e d “ a Ž e n o b  e m o s s u s e h c a e t A P PA r e t n e C s s e n m a 0 3 :S d n a s p i H s e e n K : s t c a u o h s d n a s p i h s e e n k t u o b a s t s c a f es r e d l u o h S s r e d l 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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Supplement to The Bay Beacon Niceville, Florida € May 30, 2012 The Beacon Salutes the Faces of the Future The Beacon Salutes the Faces of the Future Class of 2012

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Page 2 Wednesday, May 30, 2012The Beacon Salutes Class of 2012NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 Courtney Elizabeth Adams Anthony Hunter Abdo Annabelle Pease AgnewCorrine Elizabeth AkinsMatthew Isaac Anders Kevin James Anderton Justin David Anderson Jeffrey David Adams Bradly Wade Anderson Kyle Matthew Aponte Michael Joseph AndrewsMegan Isabella Austin Michael Joseph Babin Megan Kylie Backhaus Savanna Rae Bardisa James Dylan Barbee Ciara Dianne Ashley Ashley Elizabeth Bagby Ford Louis Barnes III Julia Lauren BariTrevor Lee BarnesCristina Isabel BarriosAnthony Austin BartonBrady Forrest BeasleySierra Rene BirgeEdward Micah Rhett BirdMichael Francis Barnes Shelby Alexandra Betron Samantha Nicole Blake Alexa Kara BirminghamMaria Inez BoschCody Gerard BourgeoisCarsen Lyn BoyleKimberly Joy Bridges Lauren Ashleigh Brooks James Hunter Brock Jacob Orion Boes Steven James BrittonAlexander Stephen-Joseph AlfordCorey Ayn Austermann-Barber Our cooperative is proud of the hats our young members are wearing. Education is a vital part of the cooperative’s commitment to the community. Knowledge is power. Education EDUCATION CHELCO Youth Tour students from the Niceville area are: Collegiate High School at NWFSC– Georgia Pearce & Kayla Minkler Rocky Bayou Christian School – Bess Tyler & Rachel Mosley Niceville High School – Rachel Shelikoff & Tyler KinardChoctawhatchee Electric Cooperative Inc. (850) 892-2111 or FL WATS 1-800-342-0990 www.chelco.com

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Page 3NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 Ryan Daley Brown Rebecca Elizabeth Brown Thomas Joseph Brown Ashley Marie BundrickArthur Daniel Butterfield II Blake W. ByerleyCarlie Ann Chapman Virginia Grace Catanese Taylor Justin Brown Patrick Wayne Calvery Kevin Ryan ChasteenKaci Rene Chisum Jason Christopher ChoateT ravis Allen ClaffeyKyle Michael Clements Robert Carter Clawson Manitra Chavanamest Hannah Marie Clapp Allan John Coker II Tyler Michael CloydChristian Alan Coltman Andrew Joseph Conrad Shelbi Lynn CooleyPaige Diane CottonClayton Ethan Dale Alicia Renee Cross Joseph Martin Collins Samantha Ren Coughlin Ashleigh Lynette Daniel Ashlei N. DangLinsey Theresa DavisSummer Caroline DawsonRebecca Lee DeanHolly May DefatteJeremy Kevin DeMass Paige LeeAnn Demara Lindsay Renee Davis Andrew James DemakasBrogan Clifford Elway ChattinJoshua Madhan Chinnaswamy Kyle Clements Nicholle Galati Haley Leibach Richard Miller Raleigh Parker Colton Remedies Juliana Schmidt Ryan Sheekley Ti any Sherlock Peyton Snyder Danielle Fox Carsen Boyle Vilija Kastl Mallory Olds Ray Nielson Seth Parker Kyle Pfei er Gerrod Voigt Brianna Zitoli Melissa Sisk“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope. When you call to me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me, you will nd me…” Jeremiah 29: 11-13 Congratulations and Best Wishes to our graduating 2012 High School Seniors . From your Parish Family CHRIST OUR REDEEMER CATHOLIC CHURCH1028 White Point Road ~ Niceville ~ next to Fire StationParish Administrator: Rev. Robert J. Johnson Phone & FAX Numbers: 850-897-7797 & 850-897-2422 Website: www.corcatholic.org Annabelle Agnew Michael Andrews Virginia Catanese Abigail Diekmann Catherine England Emma Francone Alyssa Fournier Erika Lynn Tuggle Gregory Friedman Nichole Koopman

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Teresa Lynn Denison Regan Victoria Dempsey Megan Rose DibbleAbigail C. DiekmanPatrick Dale DixonKatie Leigh DonaldsonSebastian Gramme DuckworthJackson Miles DuchockEmelia Jane Denney Jordan Amber Drake Katelyn Marie Dunn Joshua Alexander DugreSierra Mercede Raine EakinsChelsea Lynn Edwards Chambless Myer ElkinCory Taylor EllerT rey Lawrence Ennis Catherine Sara England Olivia Brooke Durden Nathaniel Dene Elliott Jake Anthony Everitt Joshua Luke EstepTyler Matthew Ewing Shane Tyler Exterkamp Gavin Robert Facciponti Elijah David FarabaughBradley Vincent FehrenbachSarah Elizabeth Feese David Nicholas Ewing Chandler Gerard Farrell Mark Allen Fling Rachelle Lynn Fleming Jason Patrick Foil Alyssa Regina Fournier Danielle Catharine FoxJensen BethAnn FrancisCodey Ray FriesenGregory Joseph FriedmanFarah Nichole FloydEmma Santina Francone Page 4 Wednesday, May 30, 2012NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 678-5178 • 1821 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578www.CarriageHills.comCarriage Hills Realty, Inc. Congratulations to our Seniors...JORDANDRAKECORYPENDERGRAFT

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Peter Vincent Garcia Nicholle Marie Galati Jordan Armstrong Garvey Nicole Mary GibbsIreen Evelyn GillCole C. GlassLeslie Lauren Greene Sarah Rosa Gold Elizabeth Joan Garrison Matthew D. Glenn Giselle Simene Guilles Parris Elizabeth GrzyboskiMeagan Machele HaleThomas Jacob HamptonMarisa Nicole HancockJessica Lynn HaneyMichael Jacob Haynes Peter Robert Hayes Aaron James HadleyStephanie Marie Hartness Justin Reece Henry Brianna Rae HenryBrianna Nicole HillJohn Paris HillMegan Nicole Hill Robert Conrad Hock III Shane Amos Horton Steven Paul Holley Logan Edward Herring Kristofer Xavier Holguin Stephanie Yeeshan Hsiang Grant Alexander HowellLauren Taylor HuenergardtEmily Jean HustonWalter Freemont Jackson Jake Dalton JacobsenJaime Leigh Jensen-BarclayJack Henry Neils JensenJonathan Christopher HudsonTaylor Anne Jenkins Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Page 5NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 STUDENT MINISTRIESBilly Russell Minister to Students CONGRATULATIONS & BEST WISHES TO THE 2012 GRADUATES who attended 4:12 Student Ministries at our church! Anthony Abdo Gage Agnew Alexander Alford Landon Amesbury David Anderson Madison Anderson Ciara Armistead Ciara Ashley Jessica Barth Anouk Beuerle Edward Bird Sierra Birge Jessica Blixt Emily Blythe Jacob Boes Brittany Boothe Carsen Boyle Taylor Brown Robert Chapman III Jason Choate Ian Cooke Seth Cooke Lindsay Davis Summer Dawson Katie Donaldson Jordan Drake Jackson Duchock Nathaniel Elliott Jake Everitt David Ewing Tyler Ewing Chandler Farrell William Feduccia Mark Fling Jessica Gagliardi Matthew Glenn Thomas Hampton Marisa Hancock Brianna Henry Sarah Hickman John Hill Megan Hill Kailey Hodges Holly Hoyt Brendon Jack Miranda Jahn Taylor Jenkins Hyanhee Jeong Emily Johnpeer Brooke Johnson Marina Joneson Marcus Jordan Chole Keicher Kathryn Kilbey Jessica Kim Elliot Kirkpatrick Tyler Kittell Elly Krafcik Alyssa Lande Marcus Lane Cesar Latenser Thuyvi Luong Sarah Lynch Nicole Manard Gunnar Mays Jessica McDonald Madison Messenger Austin Moore Brandon Mosley Matthew Newton Hannah Noon Lucas ONeill Mallory Olds Robert Owens Joey Pabst Julia Peacock Cory Pendergraft Kristen Portereld Arrie Pruitt Spencer Randall Shawn Reed Jamie Roberts Paxton Roberts Shelby Russellnicevilleumc.org/students/214 Partin Drive S, Niceville 678-4411Baron Saber Daniel Samac Aubrey Schwartz Olivia Scruggs Rachel Secord Colton Sikes Evan Spaulding Charles Sprague Jadeann Starrett Daniel Stewart Corey Stinar Emily Suderman Shannon Sutton Mwajuma Teague Dakota Theriot Brianna Thompson Chase Van Dyke Colton Vest Anna Walsh Casie Wendel Jennifer Williams Steven Wills Kassidy Wilson Yana Young

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Malik J’andre Johnson Brooke Nichole JohnsonTyler Raymond JohnsonJoshua Dean Jones, Jr.Mattison Layne JonesMarina R. Joneson Mary Elizabeth KarcherBrandon Alexander KaminskeMonica Celene JohnsonMarcus Tillman Jordan Ryan Patrick Kearney Vilija Marija KastlNicole Aji KennedyJessica Dawn KeppleMonique Ellen KesslerHatairat Ketavanan Jessica Suh Young Kim Kathryn Anne Kilbey Ivey Monroe Kelly Alluria Luna Kibler Karl William King Gretchen Louise KingTyler Paul KittellBlake Thomas KnightenNichole Kathleen KoopmanKyle John Koszuta Neil Alexander LandaHillary Paige LaMountainElliott Alton KirkpatrickDeanna Chere LaJeunesse Orion Hayes Landingham Alyssa Marie LandeNicole LawrenceMolly Breanne LedfordDakota Ryder LeeJessica Marie LeeAshley Ann Levesque Brennen Michael Leon Cheyenne Lara-Navarro Haley Ann Leibach Page 6 Wednesday, May 30, 2012NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 Courtney Marie Ludlow Jaymee Marie Litscher Elizabeth Lynn Maker Nicole Danielle Manard Katelyn Elaine ManeeDanial Aaron Manley Sophia Chelsea MasonePlacido Edward MartinezThuyvi LuongJeffrey Dean Maraman, Jr. Gunnar Elias Mays Steven Thomas MayoGabriel Elijah McDonaldJohn Wayne McDormanHaley Ann McWilliamsJohn Ray MealorZachary Morgan MiletichMadison Lynn MessengerJordan Melissa McCallCameron Andrew Melton-Hayes Kyle Hunter Mitchell Richard Andrew MillerStanley Austin MooreGisselle Marie MorrobelPatrick Tylor MorrowBrandon Ray MosleyMary Alice Nall Addison Harrell Murray Megan Christine Moody William Thomas Mullen Kenny Ich Nguyen Matthew Alan NewtonTerrell Andre NicholsHannah Michelle NoonKyle Michael OelrichMallory Faye OldsRobert Michael OwensRyann Elizabeth OsbornNguyen Trung NguyenAlexander Michael Orzo

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Page 7NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 Aleah Nicole Parker Jason Andrew PadgettMikasia Christian ParkerRaleigh Winston ParkerT errence Lewis ParsonsAlex Andrew PatockIain Garyson PersaudCory Michael PendergraftJoseph Edward Parker IIKayla M. Peck Chelsea Morgan Phillips Kyle Gregory PfeifferJessica Ashley PopeKristen Taylor PorterfieldJessica Kay Powers Ashleigh Rachel Price Arrie Elizabeth Pruitt Rebekah Leigh PruettElizabeth Grace PhillipsAnthony Robert Provost Dustin Michael Pyne Francesca Angelina PuglieseJessica DeAnn RandallBodin Kramer Rasbeck Grant Dean RatcliffHallie Elizabeth RawlinsonChristian Michael RedmondAlexander Joseph ReaJoseph John Quinn Zachary Alexander Ray Colton Emile Remedies Shawn Michael ReedJacob Eric ReynoldsNathaniel J. RitterbandPaxton Airiel RobertsEric Tyler RobertsonVictoria Marie Ross Robert Glen Rood Jos Manuel ReynaDanielle Renee Rominger Brittany Alexandra Rudd Jillian Ashley RoyTamra Jade RustadBaron Joseph Saber Robert Daniel SamacEllexas Gabrielle SambenedettoTaylor Marcus Saris Vanessa Dizon SapShelby Elizabeth RussellJulia Claire Sanders Nichole Stella Scarveles Austin Michael SavageSterling Paige SchaeferSivu Joseph SchlegelJuliana Emma Schmidt Cullen Joseph SchmitzL yndsey Rae Schwab Sebastian James Schutte Jason Thor Schaefer Codi Ellis Schneider Chloe Louise Schweitzer Aubrey Ann SchwartzRachel Elizabeth SecordWessam Bassam ShaerBernard Elliott ShalitRyan John SheekleyBrandon Walker SheppardScott Anthony Shelton Perry Olivia Scruggs Taylor Eliane Shelley Tiffany Marie Sherlock Sonya LaNa SheppardBrandon Douglas SimpsonVinnicius Rissi SiquaraCourtney Ann SiskMelissa Marian SiskSamantha Michelle SnowdenMichael Eugene SnookSamantha Leigh-Ann Showalter Jaimie Lynne Smith

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Page 8 Wednesday, May 30, 2012NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 Evan Daniel Spaulding Peyton Marietta SnyderSommer Noelle SpringerAlexis Christina StallingsJadeAnn Beauchemin StarrettHaley Marie SteelyDaniel Robert Stewart Rachael Lyn Stevens Charles Taylor Sprague Rachel Lene Steiner Corey Elin StinarFrancis Thomas TaltyMario Alexander TavanoDalton Joe Taylor Mwajuma Denise TeagueSarah Nicole-Rose ThomasEmily Marie ThomasRachael Lynne SwansonDakota Chase Theriot Danielle Mary Timm Alice Cynthia TrawickAlexy Shanee TrottErika Lynn TuttleJamie Lynn UjvariBlaine Zacharie UnderwoodAdam Gabriel Ulven Gabrielle Denise Toliver Jessica Marie Ujvari Gloria Rose Underwood George Clayton UnderwoodMichael Wyatt UttChase Franklin Van DykeChristian Bradley VardamanChandler Vincent VauseGerrod Quentin Voigt Colton Matthew Vest Troy David Underwood Joseph A. Vazquez Emily Gabrielle Lindeberg Suderman Brianna Emily Megan Thompson Kori Alexandra Wagner James Matthew Wagers IIKurtis James WatsonAlexander Ryan WayneRobert David WeaverAlston Jay WeeksCasie Lynne Wendel Rebecca Marie WelshThaddeus LaBarrin Wallace IIBradley David Weeks Shane Martin Wiley Matthew Kean WessnerJennifer Renee WilliamsMalik Shaheed WilliamsChristina Shae WillinghamHunter Shane WillinghamKassidy Leigh Wilson Chandelyn Paige Wilson Katherine Anne Wills Taylor Lee Woodard Kristen Nichole WinstonRoger Porter WrightJames Dean YoderIan Michael YoungNicholas Joseph ZinsJoshua Zook Jessica Lynn Woods Brianna Marie Zitoli Nicholas Joseph Larry Erik WillenborgAdam Chay Bairos Hayley Ann Bennett Michael Gavin Brace Joshua Allen Brown Alexis Marie Castriotta Devin Robert Cooke Samantha Lee Copeland Alexander Patrick Dent Joshua Michael Esquibel Ashley Jo Freeman Jill Lauren Gaiser Stephen Gee Brittany Jean Henry Austin Tyler Holcomb Cameron Robert Howell Zachary Alan Jenkins Laurence Dominic Johnson Dalea Shawntel Kamberling Jerad Ryan Land Zachary Charles Laubsch Christopher Joseph Lloyd Darrien Troy Looney Breen Danielle Lowitz Kimberly Noel Mandreger Drew Michael Melvin McCullough Iyshay Kailina Ormand Joshua Ellis Patterson Jacqueline Lin Restivo Megan Nicole Sigler Phillip Andrew Smith Zachary Eric Steinberger Jacob Allen Stoffel Jesse Lee Thornton Cole Daniel Vess Eric Christian VillanuevaCAMERA SHY LIST

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Page 9 Kayla Jacobson Miranda Jahn Nathan Jerome Storm Johnson Elaine Khoo Elly Krafcik Alan Langley Mariah HillsMolly HilsMatthew Jerome Ros Meeks Tiffany Morgan Rochelle Neau Erica Newman Ray Nilsson Rachael O'Dell Lucas O'Neill Peter MahonDavid MajorsHannah Naylor Joseph Pabst Brittaney Paradise Andrew Pounds Gavin Reid Kodi Richardson Morgan Rogers Elise Schaefer Wesley OlsonBrittny OstermannJordan Pipes Jessica Gagliardi Justin Garland Kathleen Gee Kendall Gray Kenzie Hendrix Jonathan Higdon Tyler Hill Austin FrazierLindsay FretinaJessica Gartman Landon Amesbury Madison Anderson Destiny Babula Christine Bell James Birdsong Nicole Black Walker Blankinship Gage AgnewJohn Cody AllenMinellis Andujar John Bowman Ben Brethauer Jasper Cabigas Courtney Campbell Brianna Checkley Jacob Chisolm Dillon Cole Emily BlytheRaquel BolanosDylan Brock Jessica Davidson Alexandra DeCaro Mitzi Dennis Victoria Doan Shawn Esin Joseph Feduccia Jordin Findling Christopher CostelloHannah CraftJorge Del ToroCOLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL at at NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGEThe Beacon Salutes Class of 2012

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Page 10 Wednesday, May 30, 2012COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL AT NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE Ella Schaefer Lynzie Scott Ashley Sennett Emily Shermer Colton Sikes Katherine Sims Collin Smith Holley Snaith Amber Sufnar Megan Sweeney Paula Swiercz KatieThurwanger Bronwynn Toombs AmberTreaster Shilo Tucker Kathleen Vallin Alyssa Vannatter Beau Vermillion Jay Vishwanath Joe Wagner Kimberly Walker Savanna Ward Jacob Watt Cole Weinstein Alyssa West Megan West Sarah White Conner Wilber David Williams Jacob Wolak Yana Young

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Page 11The Beacon Salutes Class of 2012 Sarah WitkosHae In Yoo Jonathan Anderson Josiah Balthazar Andrew Beno Anouk Beuerle Brittany Boothe William Bowers Zach Davis Jonathan Delgado Hayley Burgess Ethan Cornwell Adam Downing Cooper Eaves Neely Fawaz Joseph Halus William Hudson Carolyn Hudson Jessica Knie Corey Koster Hyunhee (Frank) Jeong Wendy Kent Nikki Lane Anna LaNeve Dale Linder Sarah Lynch Alexandra Makarova Tyler Maraist Kimberly McMahon Michael Obrigewitch Elizabeth Marshall Caleb McCullough Terence Ouma Eddie Owens Yu Ra Park Julia Peacock Kasea Peters Jared Porrata Christiana Serban Andrew Smith Spencer Randall Adam Schutter Elizabeth Sober Matt Steele Grace Stoner Josh Stubblefield Brittany Tiller Joe Townsend Steven Wills Joey Wilson Heather Trippe Josh TurnerROCKY BAYOU CHRISTIAN SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012

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By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Arbitration of a pay dispute between the Okaloosa County School District and the teachers' union has been continued until next month after arguments were heard Thursday. The union, the Okaloosa County Education Association, filed a grievance last September after the school district said it was not giving teachers an annual 3percent "step" pay raise for the current school year. Step raises were customarily given every year. Citing lower property tax revenues and lower state education funding, the Okaloosa County School Board said it did not have money$1.6 million this year, and subsequent ongoing obligations in each future yearto give the annual step pay raises. The union countered that the pay hikes are required by labor contract. Both sides met before arbitrator Barney O. Spurlock Jr. in April and argued whether the case should even be in binding arbitration. Each side submitted briefs of their argument to Spurlock, then met again Supplement to The Bay Beacon Niceville, Florida May 30, 2012 The Beacon Salutes the Faces of the Future The Beacon Salutes the Faces of the FutureClass of 2012 By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer The title of Carsten Stroud's latest thriller novel may cause Niceville residents to scratch their heads, wondering how the book's dark plot could derive from their quiet, family-friendly city. "Niceville," to be published by Knopf Doubleday June 12, chronicles a series of catastrophic events that lead the reader through a world where "time has a different rhythm, and where justice is elusive," according to a publisher's blurb. Stroud is most well-known throughout the mystery and thriller genre. His novel "Close Pursuit," was on the New York Times Bestseller list, and another novel, "Blackwater Transit," was turned into a movie screenplay. Although Stroud's 400-page book is set in a southern town with an evil secret, he says there's no comparison to the real city By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso Planning Commission will consider easing restrictions on the Okaloosa County School District's use of the former Valparaiso Elementary School site. In a meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m., June 4, in the city commission chamber at 459 Valparaiso Parkway, the planning board will hear a proposal to change the site from its current zoning of Public Institution/Elementary School, back to its former zoning of Limited Commercial. Last year, the commission changed theBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The biggest threat to the Niceville-Valparaiso economy is the same source that sustains itmilitary funding. Federal spending at the area's military bases protected the Twin Cities economy from the worst effects of the national recession that began in 2008, but the greatest threat to local prosperity is now the military spending cuts being considered by the federal government, according to University of West Florida economists. Asked to characterize the Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Join the Florida Trail Association and celebrate National Trails Day with a short one-mile hike around Anderson Pond on Eglin reservation, followed by lunch. Eglin recreation permit required. Info: choctaw.floridatrail.org. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club will hold a Double-Handed Regatta Registrations will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a captain's meeting at 11 a.m. and the start at noon. Cost: $20. The Regatta headquarters will be at the Bluewater Bay Marina and the racing area will be on Choctawhatchee Bay. Info: 217-7157. Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Harmony for the Hope will present "Sing for the Cure," a charity event benefiting Sacred Heart Foundation, featuring the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest Symphony Chorale. The concert will be at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center. Cost: $35. Info: 729-6000. 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 5024 Pages, 3 Sections, 4 Inserts Please see SET, page A-3 Please see LOCAL, page A-2 Please see DISPUTE, page A-6Wednesday, May 30, 2012 COMINGUP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Valparaiso set to ease curbs on schools useLawmakers warn of impending budget cutsBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Two Congressmen talked about the potential effects of spending cuts in national defense during a "listening tour" at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, on Thursday. Rep. Jeff Miller, of Florida's District 1, and Rep. Randy Forbes, 4th District, Va., both Republicans, are members of the House Armed Services Committee, where Forbes chairs the Readiness Subcommittee. The budget cuts could result in as many as Honoring the fallenBeacon photo by Tess Hollis Members of the Niceville and Valparaiso communities gathered on Monday at Doolittle Park for a Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the Twin Cities Veterans Council. The event included a flyover by the 40th Test Squadron, wreath placement and the playing of "Taps" to honor the fallen who served in the United States Armed Forces. Vice Commander of the 46th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Col. Michael Contratto reminded the crowd to "never forget the meaning of Memorial Day." Members of the Niceville High School ROTC, above, raised the American flag to half-staff in honor of the holiday. Representing the Okaloosa County Education Association at an arbitration hearing in Valparaiso Thursday were, from left: attorney H.B. Stivers; Greg Butler, OCEA executive director; Jackie Sweat, a bargaining specialist from the Florida Education Association; and OCEA president Karen Peek. Arguments heard in teacher-pay dispute Inside ... The gothictinged novel 'Niceville' will be published June 12. Please see SECRET, page A-3 Rep. Jeff Miller Rep. Randy Forbes Please see BUDGET, page A-3Fictional Niceville has a dark secretThriller s locale bears no resemblance to the real place, author says Local economy picks upBut outlook remains clouded, economists sayHome prices in Niceville and Valparaiso have recovered from their post-crash depths, but remain well below their 2006 peak. University of West Florida Niceville-ValP: Warranty Deed SF Resale Median Price, 10/90 4/12 6-mo moving average, seasonally adjusted 300,000 250,000 200,000 150,000 100,000 50,000

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local market, University of West Florida economist Rick Harper told the Beacon last week, "The Niceville-Valparaiso area has seen the strongest recovery of any of the metropolitan areas in Northwest Florida." "There is one caveat to that," Harper added. "There are downside risks going forward. Pending cuts in the federal budget could affect defense spending disproportionately, taking effect on Jan. 1, 2013." Those effects, he said, could result if the scheduled 'sequestration' of federal spending actually happens should there be no federal deficit-reduction deal by the end of this year. "We are already seeing some pullback by defense contractors," Harper said. "They are reluctant to hire people or to make investments. If sequestration comes to pass, the downside risk is even greater." Earlier this month, local community and business leaders heard a briefing by Harper and fellow UWF professor Rod Lewis, as well as Niceville and Valparaiso city executives, about the state of the economy of the Niceville-Valparaiso area. All of the speakers stressed the importance of military activity, especially research, development and testing, to the local economy. Also important, they said, is the need to diversify the local economy to include other industries beyond military activity and tourism, which can also provide high-pay employment for the highly trained and skilled local work force. The meeting was sponsored by the Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Northwest Florida State Colleges Costa Leadership Institute, the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County and the cities of Valparaiso and Niceville. Harper is a professor of economics who directs UWFs Office of Economic Development and Engagement. Lewis is director of UWFs Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development. The leaders also heard from Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin and Valparaiso City Administrator Carl Scott. Harper said that Northwest Florida has been spared some of the worst effects of the national economic recession that began in 2008. This, he said, is largely because the regions economy is supported by military research, development, testing and evaluation done at Eglin Air Force Base and other nearby military installations. The arrival of the new 33rd Fighter Wing and 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) to the Valparaiso-NicevilleCrestview area has also helped prop up the local housing market. Florida was hard hit by the recession, especially the drop of the real estate market during and after 2008, Harper said, because the national downturn reduced the number of families willing or able to migrate to Florida. Military moves to the area, however, helped mitigate such effects. According to charts of home sales from March 1991 through March 2012, median resale home prices in the Twin Cities area have now returned to about the same level as they were in 2005before either the housing "bubble" of 2005-08, or the real estate crash of 2008 that helped precipitate the national recession. Harper said the figures did not include foreclosures or other types of forced sales, but only "traditional, arms-length sales" of homes with Valparaiso or Niceville addresses, in which there was "nothing unusual." Including distressed sales presumably would have depressed the reported averages. As the federal government seeks ways to reduce spending and debt without alienating large, politically active interest groups during the election year, and as American involvement in wars in Southwest Asia winds down, military spending is about to be reduced, and may include drastic, automatic cuts required by sequestration of military and social program budgets required by Congress in lieu of Congressional and White House agreement on spending reductions. "The federal government," said Harper, "is facing a fiscal cliff at the end of 2012 as stimulus money runs out for federal programs, and no new revenue is available to continue to artificially prop up the national economy or employment nationwide. Harper said that even as the national economy begins to recover, it is creating a situation in which businesses are recovering, but employment is not, because businesses that were forced to lay off workers to survive the 2008 recession have now learned how to be more productive with fewer employees, and therefore are reluctant to hire back their former workers or hire new ones. This, said Harper, means many workers, especially those without unique, high-value skills, are ripe for exploitation by business. When unemployment was only two percent, he said, a business could not afford to tell an employee, We want you to come to work a half hour early and stay a half hour later every day, and were not going to pay you for the extra time. Now, they can do that. In addition, said the professors, there is the possibility of more military research, development, test and evaluation activities being moved from Eglin to other military installations like Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as the military consolidates such activity at fewer locations and tries to create a leaner RDT&E command and management structure. While such cuts in research and testing may be at least partially offset by the arrival of new military units like the 33rd Fighter Wing and 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), the professors warned that military units that have active training or operational missions will not bring with them the high-paying contractor and support business that go with the research and testing missions. Support contracting for operational and training units tends toward such low-paying services as operating base dining facilities and laundries, Harper said, rather than providing engineering and scientific laboratory supportactivities that attract and sustain highpaying businesses and the highly-educated people they employ. Harper cited the experience of the Pensacola area after the Navy removed its medical research activities from NAS Pensacola while leaving such activities as flight training at the Pensacola naval base. To maintain a vibrant economy in the face of military reductions, said the two economists, Niceville and Valparaiso must continue to develop a highlyskilled work force and attract high-tech industries that pay high wages and salaries to highly skilled workers. Examples of such industries, they said, are medical and pharmaceutical companies, computer software developers and companies at the leading edge of scientific and technical progress. Fortunately, they said, the local area already has what such companies are looking foran attractive quality of life, cultural, recreational and educational facilities and the skills, training and personal discipline of current and former military personnel who live in the area. To build upon such assets, they said, local communities should continue to expand science and technology education in local schools and should actively recruit high-tech companies to the area. Following the presentation by Harper and Lewis, Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin spoke briefly, saying that he is pleased by recent developments in Niceville. The city was recently named as the best place in Florida to raise children, he said, and new home building and improvement permits in the city have more than doubled in the last year or two, indicating an upsurge in the local economy. New housing developments, such as Hawks Landing, Swift Creek and development of a large tract of property north and east of Ruckel Airport have the potential of stimulating the local economy as well, Corbin said. Valparaiso City Administrator Carl Scott had a less optimistic view of his city. Valparaiso, he said, is mostly built out as a bedroom community of Eglin Air Force Base, with few vacant lots remaining for new homes or businesses. He said Valparaiso needs a vision, a new plan for future business development, but has none yet. He said Valparaiso is perceived as a community of old fogies who oppose new development, with the same old faces appearing at city meetings. Scott challenged his city, saying that if a new vision is developed, Valparaiso will have opportunities for change and economic growth. Valparaisos current business community, he said is very stable, and the small city will always be a residential community rather than a center of industry, but opportunities exist to develop more new small businesses. These, he said, could include specialty shops, restaurants, banks and financial services, and other businesses that can attract people to downtown Valparaiso in search of goods or services not found elsewhere, and close to Eglin Air Force Base and the shores of Boggy Bayou. Scott cited a dive shop on John Sims Parkway as an example of a specialty business that attracts scuba divers from surrounding communities and the military bases. What his city needs, Scott said, is less of the same old faces at city meetings and more involvement by young families and young moms, in city affairs. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, May 30, 2012 THEBAYBEACON POLICIES AS LOW AS $100 MOTORCYCLECall or stop by for a free quote. 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200,000 military "pink slips," Forbes said. Within six months, $487 billion in budget cuts, stretched over 10 years, will begin impacting the defense department, said Forbes, with another half-trillion dollars in automatic budget cuts possible starting next year if "sequestration" is allowed to take effect. Sequestration is the term Congress used to describe automatic budget cuts that will become law if Congress and the president fail to agree on deficitreduction legislation before January 2013. Forbes said Pentagon officials have largely been silent on how they will deal with the reduction in defense spending. He said there had been a small amount of modernization in the Air Force over the past decade and that some pilots are still flying planes their grandfathers flew. The Navy, Forbes said, has the fewest ships in 100 years, while potential enemies now have more-capable vessels. The congressmen said they are concerned about our nation's security with the already enactedand potential sequestrationcuts to the military budget, and want to publicize potential impacts of those cuts. That's why they asked the audience of largely military retirees, business people and community leaders at the college last week to talk about potential impacts from defense cuts. One of the 90 people attending the forum, Troy Speegle, executive of a Niceville construction company, said he has 60 people employed supporting military construction projects in the area. He wanted to know how military budget cuts would affect military construction projects, compared to other military projects such as weapons. "Military construction will come to a screeching halt," said Miller. Kendra Moore Nixon, wife of a National Guardsman who will deploy soon to Afghanistan, said military cuts have already affected training and equipment in her husband's unit. She was concerned that the reductions could affect the safety of deploying members. Former F-15 pilot David Scholl, Niceville, said flight training for F-15E pilots has already been reduced because of budget pressures. He asked why Congress can't seem to fulfill its constitutional duty to provide for a strong defense. Forbes responded that while both he and Miller were strong supporters of the military, they need the votes of at least 50 percent of the 435 members of the House, 51 votes in the Senate and the signature of the president to get a spending package enacted. Forbes said he hoped that highlighting the harm posed by indiscriminate cuts in national defense would spark a national debate before November's general election. Miller said that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D., Nev., actually wants the military cuts. Miller suggested that the president is going to force the issue in his bid to raise taxes. People are trying to solve immediate budget issues without looking at the strategic impact to national defense, said retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Riemer, commander of Eglin's Air Armament Center from December 2005 to January 2007. "We're going to defend our country with money we borrow from China," Miller commented. Forbes added that "China can buy three stealth bombers a week and have $50 million left over with the interest we're paying them." Miller went on to say that 82 percent of the budget was mandatory spending such as Medicare and Social Security. He said the budget deficit would continue "to hang over our heads" until Medicare and Social Security are "fixed." Forbes, who has been conducting a series of meetings around the country in a national "listening tour" encouraged the public to tell their stories about the impact of military budget cuts at his website: defendingourdefenders.com. zoning of the site, which had been zoned for limited commercial use, so that it could only be used as an elementary school. At that time, some commissioners said they were acting on behalf of local families upset by the Okaloosa School Districts decision to close Valparaiso Elementary School and consolidate elementary and middle school students at Lewis School, also located in Valparaiso. The opponents of the elementary schools closure said they wanted to establish a charter school at the site, in order to maintain the presence of what they considered a neighborhood school and community center. The school district responded with a lawsuit challenging the right of the city commission to restrict the use of school district property. The district also announced plans to establish a teacher education center and a special school for selected students, at a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) academy at the former elementary school. In a subsequent city election, the city commissioners who had led the rezoning effort were voted out of office, and the new city commission intends to change course. City Commissioner Diane Kelley said the new commission has worked with all different interests to develop a new, less confrontational policy and intends to rezone the former school site back to what it was before the last change. That is the direction we are moving. 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The book follows the "patrol guy," Nick Kavanaugh, and his wife, a lawyer from an old Niceville family, who struggle to make sense of mysterious events, including a boy's inexplicable disappearance from plain view, and a bank heist in which four cops are gunned down. In the Niceville of fiction, "evil lives far longer than men do," according to one reviewer. Stroud said he chose the thriller's title because "it is a unique name." "There's only one Niceville," he said. "And the name has a number of layers, ranging from simple and kind and calm, to just a little dangerous." Stroud explained that "nice" is an English word, that originally meant "on the mark," or "a fine and careful distinction." "A 'nice' man was a person who walked a narrow line between equally dangerous extremes," he said. "This was not always said as a compliment. Over time, the word 'nice' developed into a term of admiration, but it didn't start out that way." The author said he likes the real city whose name he borrowed for his book. "It's a graceful old gathering, with some lovely neighborhoods, lots of oaks and Spanish moss, and woven throughout those wonderful bayous and lagoons," he said. Although Stroud often travels and has lived in various parts of the U.S. and Canada, he has a home in Destin. Stroud's father served in the military, but was never stationed at Eglin Air Force Base or any of the nearby installations. The author said the military and patriotism of Niceville and the Emerald Coast attracted him to the area. "There are veterans and retired service people everywhere, and I can watch Hueys and Black Hawks and Ospreys go past my balcony," he said. "In short, the Emerald Coast feels like home. In the Northeast and out in California, they think about America in ways that deeply disturb me. It's nice to feel at home in Niceville." Stroud said he hopes the people of the real Niceville approve of his book. Sheila Bishop, director of the Niceville Public Library, has been in touch with Stroud, who plans to visit and speak here. Bayou Book Co., Niceville, has ordered copies of the book. SECRETFrom page A-1 Carsten Stroud BUDGETFrom page A-1 Former F-15 pilot Dave Scholl, Niceville, asked congressmen Jeff Miller and Randy Forbes why Congress is unable to fully fund national defense. Scholl said that some Air Force pilots are already being limited in their flight training hours because of budget cuts. Beacon photo by Del Lessard Jewelry Repair Custom DesignMike TarbuckJeweler ~ Owner Diamond Worksinc. Park Place Plaza 323 Page Bacon Rd. Mary Esther, FL 32569 850-244-5252www.DiamondWorksJewelry.com

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ArrestsRaymond Michael McFaden, a cook, 24, of 203 Kelly Road, #9, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 6 on a charge of failure to appear on the original charge of driving while license suspended or revoked. * Corey Aaron Gilchrist, 33, of 213 Cadillac Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 9 on a violation of probation charge. * Jeremy Kevin Demass, a student, 18, of 1579 Pine St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 11 on charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. * David Wayne Foote, a shuttle driver, 55, of 8 Stewart Circle, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police May 12 on charges of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. * Jerrica A. Snyder, a hotel manager, 30, of 132 NW Fulmar Circle, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police May 11 on charges of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. * Amber Dawn Howell, 26, of 8157 Railroad St., Laurel Hill, was arrested by Niceville police May 14 on a charge of fraud, criminal use of personal identification information. On Dec. 5, 2011, Howell allegedly made a purchase at a Niceville store using another individual's driver's license information on the check. The victim whose driver's license information was entered on the check filed a report of identity theft after a collection agency tried to collect on the check Howell used. * Ryan Manning Kiggans, 26, of 718 Palm Blvd., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 17 on a violation of probation charge on the original charge of DUI. * Jason Arthur Denny, 36, of 500 Kelly Road, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 16 on a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge. On April 12, Denny and another man allegedly etched graffiti into the paint of a holding cell at the courthouse annex, 1940 Lewis Turner Blvd. * Bonnie Renee Humpert, a hotel housekeeper, 46, of 400 Kelly Road, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 8 on a violation of probation charge on the original charge of resisting a law enforcement officer without violence. * Christopher Allen Stewart, 29, of 1560 Glenlake Circle, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 14 on a charge of violation of a domestic violence injunction. * Kristopher Keith Decker, 26, of 117 Poplar Place, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 13 on a violation of probation charge on the original charges of grand theft, two counts. * David Robert Jones, unemployed, 29, of 312 Washington Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police May 16 on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and battery on a firefighter. * Scott Eason Bachellor, 54, with an at-large address, was arrested by Niceville police May 21 on a charge of disorderly conduct. On April 20, Bachellor allegedly began yelling, screaming and making verbal threats at a Niceville church after he was denied use of a shower. * Mark Eric Payne, a tree cutter, 52, of 205 Reeves St., Lot 20, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 21 on a charge of battery. * Courtnay Carol Miller, a waitress, 28, of 203-E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 21 on a charge of battery, domestic violence. * Michael Joseph Ryan, 46, of 1622 27th St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 19 on charges of grand theft retail, resisting an officer without violence, violence, removal of a security device and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Ryan was allegedly observed attempting to leave Walmart, 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, without paying for a 32inch LCD TV, a window air conditioner and other miscellaneous items valued in total at $662. Ryan allegedly used a wire cutter to remove the anti-theft device from the TV. Ryan allegedly had five pills of Alprazolam in his possession.DUI arrestsBenjamin Charles Patterson, 22, of 307 Bimini Way, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI on Highway 98 in Destin, May 11 at 1:53 a.m. Patterson was also charged with reckless driving. * Karmen Patricia Boccia, unemployed, 48, of 4037 Scottsdale Ave., Pace, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI on Highway 20 at Palm Boulevard, May 11 at 1:15 a.m. * Rebecca Lynn Zygutis, 43, of 130 Dolphin Point Road, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI on Redwood Avenue at 27th Street, May 20 at 11:35 p.m. Zygutis was also cited for careless driving.TheftsA Niceville resident reported that unknown person(s) broke the driver's side window of her pickup truck while it was parked at the Niceville Little League Park, 507 Highway 85, May 18. A purse valued at $100, $200 cash, numerous credit cards and other miscellaneous items were stolen from the vehicle. * A Niceville resident reported May 19 that unknown person(s) had made charges on his Discover credit card at an online store, April 30. The unauthorized charges totaled $455. * A Niceville resident from the 3700 block of Peachtree Way reported May 16 that unknown person(s) stole his son's long board skateboard. * A Niceville resident reported May 9 that her credit card had been canceled due to fraudulent charges made without her knowledge at a Walmart in Texas. The victim reported she had not been in Texas on the dates the charges were made. * A Niceville resident from the 600 block of Crestview Avenue reported that while he was at church May 13, unknown person(s) entered his unlocked residence and stole several prescription medications from the kitchen table and bathroom medicine cabinet. A laptop computer was also reported stolen. * A Niceville resident from the 700 block of 27th Street reported May 13 that unknown person(s) stole a TV, movies and clothing that was being stored in a locked shed outside the residence. Entry was apparently gained through a window.Criminal MischiefUnknown person(s) broke a glass door at a vacant commercial property, 1067 E. John Sims Parkway. The damage was discovered by a passing motorist May 12. The victim reported nothing of value was in the building and that he was in the process of moving in. * A Niceville resident from the 400 block of Kelly Road reported May 14 that unknown person(s) had cut her swimming pool.OtherA 16-year-old Niceville boy, a student, was issued a criminal summons by sheriff's deputies May 9 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Subsequent to a disturbance call March 24, the boy allegedly stated to a deputy that he had purchased a bag containing pills and two separate small baggies of an unknown crushed substance, one containing white powder and the other yellow powder. On April 8, a state crime lab reported the white powder was methylenedioxymetheathinone, a schedule I narcotic. * Two 14-year-old Niceville boys, both students, were issued criminal summonses by a deputy assigned to Okaloosa Academy, May 9, each charged with battery. One of the boys allegedly threw a clay rock at another male student, hitting him in the back of his head. When the victim asked who threw the rock the two Niceville boys allegedly began punching the victim, giving him a bloody nose. The 14-year-old boys are currently scheduled to appear in court on the charges June 27. This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting TIP214 plus the message to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. Name: Archie Lester Hauck Jr. Wanted for: violation of probation on the original charges of aggravated assault, impersonating a law enforcement officer and possession of a controlled substance. Hauck's last known address was in Pensacola. Height: 5-feet, 11-inches Weight: 185 pounds Age: 36 Date of birth: 01-05-1976 Hair: brown, Eyes: blue Name: Franklin Matthew Duchemin Wanted for: aggravated assault and violation of probation on the original charge of grand theft. Duchemin's last known address was on Miracle Drive in Mary Esther. Height: 6-feet Weight: 200 pounds Age: 21 Date of birth: 05-17-1991 Hair: brown, Eyes: brown Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 21, 2012 through May 24, 2012. 0 Structure Fire11 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire0 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn0 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time N. Partin Drive..............................Medical........................................05/21/12............08:32 Reeves Street..............................Medical........................................05/21/12............21:49 Hillside Drive................................Medical........................................05/22/12............14:18 Hudson Circle...............................Medical........................................05/22/12............20:31 North Partin Drive........................Medical........................................05/23/12............15:17 Coral Drive...................................Medical........................................05/23/12............17:18 Coral Drive...................................Medical........................................05/23/12............19:09 North Palm Boulevard.................Medical........................................05/24/12............06:01 21st Street....................................Medical........................................05/24/12............11:08 Ellis Avenue..................................Medical........................................05/24/12............13:10 Linden Avenue.............................Medical........................................05/24/12............17:21 Weekly Safety Tip: STOP, DROP and ROLL. If your clothes catch fire, DON'T RUN, STOP where you are, DROP to the ground, cover your face with your hands and ROLL over and over the smother the flames. Please visit the Niceville Fire Department website on Facebook. North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from May 20, 2012 through May 24, 2012. Street Situation Date Time 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 Highway 20 East..........................Smoke or odor removal.............05/21/12..........09:12 Highway 20 East..........................EMS call......................................05/21/12..........10:45 Ida Coon Circle............................Service call..................................05/21/12..........18:18 North White Point Road..............Medical assist.............................05/22/12..........05:57 E. Hwy. 20 & Pine St...................No incident found on arrival.......05/22/12..........21:12 Wright Circle.................................EMS call......................................05/23/12..........01:08 Turtle Crossing.............................EMS call......................................05/23/12..........08:39 White Point Road.........................Dispatched and canceled..........05/23/12..........11:56 Coral Drive...................................EMS call......................................05/23/12..........19:12 White Point Road.........................Medical assist.............................05/23/12..........20:31 Highway 20 East..........................Motor vehicle accident...............05/23/12..........20:44 Ida Coon Circle............................Dispatched and canceled..........05/24/12..........07:06 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Niceville seconds looking at their phone which is enough time to cover more than the length of a highway speeds. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, May 30, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Dr. Castaneda of Emerald Coast Family Medicine is a board-certified family physician dedicated to the comprehensive health care of the entire family. For more than 10 years, Dr. Castaneda has been ensuring the health of his patients, from newborns to seniors. During the past five years, he has developed an ongoing relationship with patients in Bluewater Bay, Valparaiso, Niceville and other surrounding communities. With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, Dr. Castaneda aims to provide personal, inclusive and continuing care for individuals during all stages of life. Currently, his practice is accepting new patients. As a physician who provides care for entire families, Dr. Castaneda goes above and beyond expectations to develop a respectful and trusting patientdoctor relationship. His sincere warmth, kindness and engaged commitment toward his patients enables him to connect to them on a personal level. Dr. Castaneda and the entire staff at ECFM get to know their patients by thoroughly listening to medical concerns and following through by assisting with health care decisions. Trained in family medicine, Dr. Castaneda can provide diagnosis and treatment for a full range of health conditions and concerns. These include, but are not limited to, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cardio vascular screening, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, skin ailments, thyroid disorders, and mental health issues related to anxiety, depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On-site ultrasound services provide added convenience to patients. In addition, well-child and adolescent check-ups are also available, to include school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations. According to Dr. Castaneda, Obesity leads to heart disease and diabetes and is closely approaching smoking as the leading cause of many cancers. Obesity for most people is a chronic medical condition and should be treated as one. For this reason, helping his patients with weight management is an important concern of Dr. Castaneda s. ECFM provides weight-loss management under his careful supervision. Dr. Castaneda has been successful in assisting patients achieve weight-loss goals through individually customized programs. Mike is a patient of Dr. Castaneda s who recently lost 90 pounds between July 2010 and February 2011. Now, he maintains a healthy physique at 160 pounds through proper diet and exercise. This physician-supervised weight-loss program Dr. Castaneda provides is an individually tailored, healthier alternative to yo-yo dieting on your own. ECFM accepts most forms of insurance and will process the paperwork for patients. Sameday appointments are available for acute care concerns, providing a time-effective alternative to long waits at the emergency room. Emerald Coast Family Medicine is located at 143 S. John Sims Parkway in Valparaiso between Lincoln and Washington avenues. Office hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m.5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Friday 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Contact Dr. Castaneda s courteous and friendly staff at 729-3300 to make an appointment. Patient AFTER Emerald Coast Family Medicine weight loss management program.Advertising Feature BEFORE AFTERPatient BEFORE Emerald Coast Family Medicine weight loss management program. ALL AROUND THE TOWN Emerald Coast Family MedicineDr. Castaneda takes care of families from newborns to seniors 143 S. John Sims Pkwy. 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Mike Mattimore, attorney for the school district, argued Thursday that the annual step pay raises are not part of the threeyear contract with teachers, and that the contract calls for both sides to negotiate any salary raises annually. The school district had "lost" $32 million in revenue since 2008 because of the economic downturn affecting both property tax revenues and state funding, Mattimore argued. The school district avoided cuts affecting students, such as funding for band and other extracurriculars, and also avoided huge cuts in salaries and benefits. Instead, it decided to not fund step pay raises, he said. Mattimore said that the statutory authority to give public employees a raise ultimately resides with elected legislative officials who fund the activity, in this case the Okaloosa County School Board. The school board, he said, used that authority at a public "impasse" meeting Jan. 4, when it denied any pay raise this school year. Mattimore said the arbitrator doesn't have the authority to decide whether a legislative body's decision is lawful. H.B. Stivers, attorney for the OCEA, asked the arbitrator to ignore the school district's "gloom and doom" version of funding and pointed out that the school district's budget included $14 million set aside for unspecified uses. He said the arbitration process was spelled out in the contract between teacher's and the school district and that the arbitrator was being asked to determine whether there was a violation of teacher's employment contract as it existed prior to the school board's Jan. 4 impasse decision. Spurlock said he would decide the procedural issues no later than June 22. If he decides he has jurisdiction to decide the case, then he would convene a hearing to hear the substantive issues. After Thursday's meeting Greg Butler, executive director of the OCEA, summarized the "big picture" issue as follows: "Whether the district failed to maintain the status quo of the master contract up until they imposed a new salary schedule (at the school board impasse hearing) Jan. 4." Mattimore summarized the big picture this way: "The negotiation process identifies the school board as the decision maker on the budget. The (Jan. 4) impasse decision should apply." DISPUTEFrom page A-1 YOUR HOME AGAIN!NEVER PAINT Give your home the makeover it deserves with Rhino Shield! Perfect for wood, brick, block, stucco and cement fiber board Water proofs and resists mold & mildew Guaranteed for 25 years Financing Available Unlimited color choicesCall Today for a FREE Evaluation (850) 424-6829 www.RhinoShieldGulfSouth.com 10% OFF*Any job of $3,000 or more*Must present coupon at time of quote. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Discount applies to new orders only.

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By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer When you first walk into Youth Village, you can't help but notice the glowing woman who greets everyone with a radiant, contagious smile. Kids file in after school, one-by-one with hugs and greetings for this woman they call "Miss Nellie." Nellie Bogar, of Niceville, is the founder and director of Youth Village, Inc., currently located in Fort Walton Beach. The Youth Village, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1999 in Niceville to create a safe place to provide education and recreational services to children in the community after school and during the summer. Spend just five minutes with Bogar and one would assume she's worked with children her entire life. But Bogar first started her career as a real estate agent, until she grew tired of the long hours and constant work. "I wanted to volunteer and I wanted to really do something," she said. With the help of Jimmy James, vice chairman of the Youth Village Board, Bogar submitted a grant to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, which she won. In 1999 Youth Village, then called Youth, Bring a Friend, opened at 130 N. Partin Drive. "I always believed in her, that she could make this happen," James said. "It was the way she loved kids and how she was so natural with them, that made me believe she could do this." Youth Village soon grew out of their space in Niceville and relocated to Shalimar. After outgrowing that space, eight years ago, they moved to their current location on Pelham Road in Fort Walton Beach. Right now, the Youth Village is buzzing with excitement about its upcoming group trip to New York City June 48. Youth Village was selected as one of Southwest's Airlines 40 nonprofit winners to receive 40 airline tickets as part of the company's 40th anniversary celebration. Youth Village won the contest, after Bogar submitted a photo of the children as an example of the diversity at Youth Village and the positive work they do in the community with "low-income, at risk children." The contest was 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 3 3 0 0 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Brayton Miles a freshman at Niceville High School, won the King Abdul-Aziz & his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity Award of $2,500 at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh. Brayton's project was "Passive auto tracking solar panel." Also at ISEF, Kyle Saleeby a junior at Niceville High School, won the Florida Institute of Technology Scholarships Award of $60,000. Kyle was also interviewed for Dubai Public Television. ISEF is the world's largest international precollege science competition for students in grades 9-12. Kyle's project was "On thin ice, controlling, slowing the motion of a car on a slippery surface." Both Brayton and Kyle advanced to ISEF after placing at the state science fair. *** Michael Sementelli, a freshman at Niceville High School, won third place for engineering at ISWEEEP 2012, the International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad. The Olympiad, held in Houston, allowed top high school students from across the globe to display their ideas. Michael's project was "Propeller energy." He advanced to ISWEEEP after placing at the state science fair. *** Kevin Anderton Catherine England, Stephanie Hsiang and Gerrod Voigt seniors at Niceville High School, have Nellie Bogar, founder and director of Youth Village, Inc., submitted this photo of several children of Youth Village to a Southwest Airlines contest for 40 free airline tickets. Courtesy photoEx-Realtor creates 'village' for kids Nellie Bogar Brayton Miles Michael Sementelli Kyle Saleeby Kevin Anderton Please see KIDS, page B-2 Students to lay wreath at ArlingtonBy Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer Several eighth graders from Ruckel Middle School will have the opportunity of a lifetime when they travel to Arlington National Cemetery, Va. in November to lay a handmade wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns. The students will take part in a ceremony on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the famous national site. As of May 24, Ruckel history teacher Deborah Eller said that 19 students had signed up for the trip, but registration is still open. Eller and fellow history teacher Nate Chatman organized the trip, that will be paid for by Please see WHO S, page B-2 Deborah Eller Please see LAY, page B-2 Jimmy James Dr. Sharon S. Chen, D.D.S. is4Cosmetic Veneers4Crowns & Bridges4Digital X-Rays4E4D Computer Generated CAD-CAM Technology4Implant Restoration4Nitrous Oxide When Needed4One-Hour Whitening4Root Canals4Insurance Accepted (United Concordia & Delta)WE OFFER: 136 Partin Dr. uNiceville, FL 32578 u(850) 678-7114The staff of Dr. Sharon Chens Gentle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry wishes to THANK YOU for 10 great years!Celebrating 10 Years By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer Locals and out-of-towners alike recently came together to get down and dirty for one causehelping orphans. More than 1,600 people participated in the first-ever Emerald Coast MUDRUN for Orphans on May 19 at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. Proceeds from the mud run, sponsored by Heart of the Bride Ministries, will benefit orphans in Haiti, Kenya, Uganda, Ukraine and Zambia. Heart of the Bride provides homes, education, discipleship and economic opportunities to more than 400 orphans in those countries. According to Tony Gibson, founder of Heart of the Bride, more than $45,000 was raised during the mud run. "We had a great turnout, with a lot of spectators," he said. The mud run consisted of 3.1 miles of obstacles, including mud hills and a mud pit. Participants also had to carry jugs of water and bags of rice to simulate what many of the orphans endure on a daily basis. "This really exposed people to what Heart of the Bride is about," Gibson said. As for the 2013 event, it's already in the works, Gibson said. "We definitely want to add more obstacles and we would like to offer a more intense version with a longer distance for those hard-core people," he said. Gibson said the mud run will continue to offer level options of the race to cater to anyone from elite athletes to those taking their first steps toward physical fitness. "We would like to also increase the capacity without diminishing the flow," Gibson said, of allowing more people to register. He said next year he hopes to have about 2,500 registrants. For those who are eager to register, Gibson said they should check the Heart of the Bride website as early as September. Everyone who participated in the race this year will automatically receive email updates on next year's race. The race, Gibson said, would not have been possible without the help of people in the community, as well as various churches and the City of Niceville. "I ran the race and it was just amazing to see from start to finish what everyone did out there," he said. "It's exciting to be part of a community with such a spirit of outreach, and see everyone come together for this one cause." For 2013 race updates, visit heartofthebride.org. Getting muddy for a cause Lt. Col. Jeff Gates helps his 11year-old son, Nathaniel, through the first muddy obstacle May 19 at the Emerald Coast MUDRUN for Orphans in Niceville. More than 1,600 people came out to get dirty in either the morning or afternoon 5K challenges. 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the students, along with the help of fundraisers. "It is such an honor to be chosen," Eller said. "Four students will have the opportunity to lay the wreath during the Changing of the Guard." In the past, Ruckel students have taken trips to Washington, D.C., and Virginia to visit the many national historic sites and monuments. This year, Eller said she couldn't think of a better time for the trip than during Veteran's Day. She sent the request to lay the wreath to the Department of the Army, and much to Eller's surprise, it was approved on May 10. The ceremony will take place at 10:15 a.m. at the cemetery, during which the students will walk with the Tomb Guard Sentinels, who will escort them to the Tomb to lay the wreath. According to a letter from the Department of the Army, the students must adhere to a dress code and behavior guidelines. "The students definitely realize how big of a deal this is," she said. "It's such a stoic and amazing ceremony." Although the students can obtain a wreath from the travel company that scheduled the trip, Eller said she would prefer to take one of the wreaths made by Ruckel students and technology teacher Jill Dickey. For the past 18 years, Dickey has been teaching students about the importance of Memorial Day and Veterans Day through wreath-making. The patriotic wreaths are then used during the holidays' respective ceremonies at Doolittle Park in Valparaiso. "I noticed the kids were excited about having a Monday holiday, but they couldn't tell you why it was a holiday or what we were honoring," Dickey said. About two weeks before the federal holiday, students learn the significance of the holiday, then sign the names of veterans they want to honor or remember on the stars that make up the flags on the wreaths. The wreaths are made from patriotic flags, stars and fabric. Dickey purchases the materials for the stars and flags, then gives them out to the students to construct. "The best part is seeing the names of almost 900 military relatives and friends on the wreaths," Dickey said of the names that are signed on the wreath by students, faculty and staff. "It's rewarding to watch people after the ceremony go over and tilt their heads left and right to read those names." Two seventh graders, Savannah Mikus and Sarah Mountain, presented the wreath on behalf of Ruckel at Monday's Memorial Day Ceremony at Doolittle Park. "It really means a lot to the people there, especially the older veterans because it lets them know that the younger people are learning about these significant holidays," Dickey said. been awarded scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Gerrod and Stephanie each received a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. Catherine received a National Merit University of Florida Scholarship which is sponsored by the University of Florida. Kevin received a National MeritDr. Joseph J. Jacobs Scholarship, which is sponsored by the Jacobs Engineering Foundation. These students are among the 8,300 National Merit Scholarships recipients chosen from the group of 15,000 finalists. *** Shawna Crist of Niceville, was honored as a "Superstar Volunteer" by Savings Bank Life Insurance Company and PTO Today for her volunteer work at Plew Elementary School. Shawna received a $500 donation to the school. The "Superstar Volunteer" honors parent volunteers for their efforts in their communities. Among her many volunteer efforts, Shawna spearheaded the beautification project at Plew. *** Cooper Eaves son of Lisa Eaves of Niceville, was selected as the Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (ACE) Student of the Year by the Niceville Exchange Club. Cooper will travel to St. Petersburg on June 9 to compete at the District level. The ACE program recognizes outstanding high school seniors who have overcome great physical, emotional or social obstacles to graduate from high school. *** Matthew A. Woods, son of Barry and Beth Anne Woods of Niceville, graduated on May 5 from Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Matthew is a 2007 graduate of Niceville High School. He was recognized as a football scholarathlete and was on the Dean's List his junior and senior years. He currently resides in Jacksonville. *** Lou Merle Peters celebrated her 90th birthday with a trip to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Celebrating with her were her daughter Sandra and husband Nickey, and her son Jerry and wife Linda. Her grandson and great-granddaughters in California also celebrated Lou's birthday with her via Skype. WHOSFrom page B-1Page B-2 Wednesday, May 30, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992open for 48 hours and applicants had to explain in 200 words or less the purpose of their organization, along with how they would use the 40 tickets. "I couldn't believe we won," she said. "Everyone has been so excited since we found out." New York City was chosen as the destination, Bogar said, because of its "diverse environment," and because most of the children have never traveled outside of Okaloosa County or the state. "I've never been to New York and I've never been on an airplane before," said 15-yearold Montell. "This is so exciting!" While in New York City, the children will visit The American Museum of Natural History, the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Bogar's sister, who lives in New Jersey, also purchased tickets for all of the children and chaperones to see the Broadway musical "The Lion King." "I want to go to New York because one day I will be on Broadway," said 14-year-old Jasmine. The goal of the trip, Bogar said, is to inspire the children to learn more about the world around them first-hand, not simply through television or the Internet. "We hope to make this a trip of a life-time that will encourage them to work hard in school and improve their general outlook on life, because most of the children come from families where academics are not the first priority, but having adequate food and shelter is," Bogar said. There will be 18 kids, along with chaperones on the trip, with the children ranging from ages 9-16. Several of the plane tickets were auctioned off at the Destin Wine Foundation and given away at a Zumbathon as prizes, in order to raise money for the trip. "I thought the older children would be able to appreciate New York more than the younger ones," Bogar said. But the children had to work for their tripeach child was required to write an essay explaining why they want to go to New York City, as well as raise at least $150. All other expenses for the trip, including luggage, hotel rooms and food, Bogar said, have been paid for through in-kind donations and fundraising events. The New York trip, however, is not the only learning tool Bogar has up her sleeves. Every day at Youth Village, children are required to complete their homework, but they also engage in artistic activities, including painting, song writing, essay writing, moviemaking and poetry. "I really believe art is a great way for the kids to express themselves," she said. "It gives them an outlet." During the school year 38 children attend Youth Village and that number increases to about 55 during the summer enrichment program. Of the children who currently attend, there are seven sibling groups. One thing is evident about Youth Villageno matter their age or race, the children at the center are aware of "Miss Nellie's" love for them. "Miss Nellie encouraged me to try again when I've made a mistake and try not to repeat the same mistake," said 13-year-old Christina. Donations are still being accepted for the New York City trip. To make a donation, call 986-0549 or 460-5649. Donations can also be mailed to Youth Village, Inc., P.O. Box 307, Niceville, FL 32588030. Youth Village is also inneed of donations for everyday activities and functions. To see a list of those products, visit nelliesyouthvillage.org. KIDSFrom page B-1 Matthew Woods Stephanie Hsiang Shawna Crist Gerrod Voigt Lou Merle Peters Catherine England Cooper Eaves Courtesy photo One of the many wreaths that Ruckel Middle School students have hand-crafted for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. 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Nicotine Anonymous If you desire to stop using nicotine, or stay stopped, join Nicotine Anonymous on Thursdays at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1800 John Sims Parkway. Info: 897-4721. Support group Superior Residences of Niceville will host an Alzheimer's Support Group for carefivers or anyone who may be effected by the disease. Meetings will be on the last Thursday of each month at St. Jude Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. To RSVP, or for more information, call Superior Residences at 897-2244. Food for children The Okaloosa County School District will participate in the Summer Food Service Program which provides nutritionally balanced meals to children regardless of race, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation. All children 18 and younger are eligible for meals at no charge. The following sites in Niceville will participate in the program: Bluewater Elementary, June 7-29, breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m.noon; Edge Elementary, June 4-Aug. 10, breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Ruckel Middle School, June 11-29, breakfast from 7-8 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m.noon. Essay contest The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce's MultiCultural Committee will hold a patriotic essay contest. Students enrolled in Okaloosa County School District schools, as well as home-schooled students residing in Okaloosa County are eligible to participate. The theme is "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." All entries must be submitted to the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce by June 17. Announcement of the winners will be made at the June 26 monthly meeting. Info: fwbchamber.org. King of Courts basketball The King of Courts Basketball Camp, hosted by John Runyon, will be June 25-28, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Registration is open to boys and girls entering 3-5 grade in the upcoming school year. Registration is due by June 15, and the camp is limited to the first 50 campers. Cost: $100 per camper. Info: 502-9372, or j.runyon@cox.net. Registration can be sent to 4433 Southminister Circle, Niceville, FL 32578. 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 Chihuahuas, who are between oneand two-yearsold, and their adoption fee is $75. Visit paws-shelter.com to see these animals and for adoption information. Alzheimer's support group Alzheimer's Family Services will provide a support group for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer's. The support group will meet on May 30, at 10:30 a.m., at the Niceville United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and respite care is available. Info: 478-7790, or AlzFamServ.org. Tax Certificate Sale Representatives from the Okaloosa County Tax Collector's Office will speak at First City Bank, Fort Walton Beach, on May 30, from 11 a.m.noon, on the annual Tax Certificate Sale. The Tax Certificate Sale will be June 1. Delinquent taxpayers have until 3 p.m. on May 31 to make payment on an account, or a certificate will be sold June 1. Info: 651-7603. Senior activities The Walton-Okaloosa County Council on Aging Senior Program will offer the following for people 60 and older. Seminole Community Center, Cedar Street, 833-9291: May 31, bingo, 10 a.m.; June 5, bingo, 10 a.m. Valparaiso Community Center, 268 Glenview Ave., 833-9291: May 30, trivia, 10 a.m.; May 31, Wii bowling, 9:30 a.m.; June 1, bingo, 9:30 a.m.; June 4, dominoes and socializing, 9:30 a.m.; June 5, bingo, 9:30 a.m. NHS car sweepstakes In support of the Eagles Technology Campaign at Niceville High School, Joe Fagundes of Thrifty Car Rentals, Niceville, has provided a 2008 Dodge Nitro, which will be raffled off to one winner. The school's goal is to sell $3,000 of tickets. Tickets can be purchased through May 31 in the front office of the school and at Chick-fil-A, Niceville. Tickets are $25 each; two for $45; three for $65; four for $85; or five for $100. The winner will be chosen from a drawing on June 1, at 10 a.m., at Niceville High School. The winner will be notified by phone. Horticulture Study Group The Tri-County Horticulture Study Group will meet May 31, at 10 a.m., at the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave. The program will be given by Marie Harrison about hydrangeas and how to grow them in the area. Horticulture Studies is an outreach of the Valparaiso Garden Club. Summer story time Summer story time will begin in June at the Valparaiso Community Library every Monday at 1:30 p.m. The library will hold a story and craft time for ages 5-9. Regular preschool story times will continue Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 9:45 a.m., ages 0-5. Teen summer program The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite teens and tweens to the kickoff of the weekly summer T.G.I.F. Teen Hangout Days. Stop by on June 1, from noon-2 p.m. for snacks, Duct Tape crafts, the Magic Tape Ball Game and time with the Wii. Republican Women The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet on June 6 at the Holiday Inn Resort on Okaloosa Island. Socializing will begin at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Candidates from the office of Okaloosa County Sheriff will participate in a forum. To make reservations, contact Donna Pattison at 651-5416, or donnatpattison@cox.net, by noon on June 1. Cost: $16 for members, $18 for guests. National Trails Day Join the Florida Trail Association on June 2, at 9:30 a.m., and celebrate National Trails Day with a short onemile hike around Anderson Pond on Eglin reservation, followed by lunch. Eglin recreation permit required. Info: 492-8258, or choctaw.floridatrail.org. Red snapper tournament Fishermen can try their luck at the Red Snapper Challenge on June 2. The tournament will offer more than $3,500 for the first-place finishers and more than $7,000 in total prizes with an entrance fee of $159 for a five-person boat. The event will be at North Light Marina, Niceville, and is open to center consoles and fishing boats of all sizes. Anglers will compete for the heaviest red snapper with opt-ins available in red snapper, king mackerel, aggregates, ladies and youth categories. The event will begin with a captain's party June 1, and will continue June 2, with weigh-ins concluding at 9 p.m. Info: Mark Waltman, 678-2836, or Joe Zwierchowski, 516-0709. Trail hikes The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center will host a trail day with guided hikes on June 2. The hike will introduce visitors to the native flora and fauna of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem. The guided hikes will include wildlife and habitat identification. Standard admission rates apply. Info: eowilsoncenter.org. Double-Handed Regatta The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club will hold a Double-Handed Regatta on June 2. All boats and sailors are welcome and a valid PHRF or XPHRF rating is required for each boat. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a captain's meeting at 11 a.m. and the start at noon. Cost: $20; $5 credit to U.S. Sailing Members or members of GYA Club. The Regatta headquarters will be at the Bluewater Bay Marina, and the racing area will be on Choctawhatchee Bay. Info: Mike Phillips, 217-7157, or michael@bbsc.com. St. Paul Lutheran VBS Registration is open for St. Paul Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School, "Operation overboard, dare to go deep with God," June 18-22. The VBS will offer craft projects, outdoor sports, Bible lessons and snacks. Hours will be from 8:3011:30 a.m. Children 3-years-old and potty trained, to 5th grade are asked to register by June 3. Late registrations will be accepted until June 18. For registration forms, email the church office, stpaul@stpaulniceville.com, or visit the church office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. A $5 per child registration fee will include a VBS T-shirt. 'Sing for the Cure' Harmony for Hope will present "Sing for the Cure," a charity event benefiting Sacred Heart Foundation featuring the Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be June 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College. Tickets: $35. Info: 729-6000, or mattiekellyartscenter.org. 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. Youth Village camp Youth Village, Inc., Fort Walton Beach, will offer a Youth Village Summer Enrichment Camp for ages 5-16, June 4-Aug. 17. The theme this year is "It's Americana," and children will learn the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States. The camp will be held Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: $75. Youth Village will accept CCS vouchers. Info: 9860549, or 897-3166. Bluewater tennis camp Bluewater Bay Tennis Center, 777 Bay Drive, will host a summer camp for children and teens ages 517 to discover or enhance their tennis skills. There will be 11 sessions, half-day, daily and weekly options, June 4-Aug. 17. Cost ranges from $30-$300. Registration and info: Bryce Cunningham, 897-8010 or b.cunningham@cliffdrysdale.com. 'Lil' Ballers' basketball Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, will host "Lil' Ballers Camp" June 4-8, from 9 a.m.-noon. The camp is for boys and girls going into 3-6 grades. Cost: $125 per participant. Info: 729-5265, harringp@nwfsc.edu. Sailing lessons Emerald Coast Sailing Association will teach sailing lessons at the Fort Walton Yacht Club June 415 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. Football camp A football camp will be held on the Rocky Bayou Christian School field June 11-13, Monday-Wednesday, 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. Martial Arts camp Martial Arts Combat Academy, Niceville, will hold 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. Cost: $25. Info: 749-9430, or 865-0324. 'Camp Glee!' workshop The Fine and Performing Arts Division at Northwest Florida State College will offer a Creative Dramatics summer workshop, "Camp Glee!" from June 4-July 3 for students rising 8th grade-college. The workshop will meet from 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at the college's Niceville campus. Info and registration: Diana Jernigan, 729-5832. Scrapbooking camp In this camp, students will learn how to record their own history and ha ve fun doing it, June 4-8, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Grades 4-12. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Kids baseball camp 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. Camp will be presented in halfor full-day sessions. Camp instructors will include the coaching staff and players from NWFSC Baseball team. Info: Coach Doug Martin, 729-5268, or Assistant Coach Nick Fletcher, 729-6048. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR Horsing around at summer campRegistration 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 is "Olympics: Traits of a Champion." Campers are required to bring their own horse. Ages 8-18 can participate, and the fee is $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. 1457 Cypress Street..........MLS#568211....$125,000 202 Hudson Circle.............MLS#555951....$129,900 3947 Balsam Drive.............MLS#566047....$137,000 709 Nutmeg Avenue........MLS#566802....$144,500 1616 26th Street.................MLS#559713....$169,900 117 Arrowhead Way........MLS#565892....$234,900 124 Arrowhead Way........MLS#576957....$244,900 156 Edge Avenue.............MLS#577742....$299,900 1204 Shipley Drive.............MLS#575026....$324,900 1724 Wren Way.................MLS#577674....$369,000NICEVILLES #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.com The Ashworth Family AVCON, Inc. Bay Area Awards Bayou Mechanical Dr. Amanda Brenci Eyewear Unlimited The Cook Family The Ringel Family Twin Cities Hospital Waste Management Edwin & Mary Watts The Yow Family Carriage Hills Realty, Partial Sponsor The Councell Family The DeYong Family Huff Homes Jacobs Technology, Inc. The Micheli Family, Gulf South Private Bank The Moye Family Dr. Michael NeulandRuckel Middle School, PTOWould like to thank this years Adopt A Classroom sponsors. It is your generosity that helps to make Ruckel such a great place to learn.A special thank you to our multiple classroom sponsor: The Micheli Family/GulfSouth Private BankBay Area Awardsfor not only sponsoring a classroom, but donating all classroom sponsor plaques.

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Page B-4 Wednesday, May 30, 2012 THEBAYBEACON BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTS The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Briefs CHURCH DIRECTORY Hike on National Trails DayJoin the Florida Trail Association June 2 at 9:30 a.m., and celebrate National Trails Day with a short one-mile hike around Anderson Pond on Eglin reservation, followed by lunch. Eglin recreation permit required. Info: 492-8258.Bluewater tennis campBluewater Bay Tennis Center, 777 Bay Drive, will host a summer camp for ages 5-17. There will be 11 sessions, half-day, daily and weekly options, June 4-Aug. 17. The cost ranges from $30$300. Info: Bryce Cunningham, 897-8010. Ruckel takes county baseball crownRuckel beat Shoal River 4-3 to claim the county title, Ruckel finished the season 14-1.From left: back, Nick Hazama, Jacob Jenkins, coach John Runyon, Brady Smith, Christian Huff, Tyler Russell, Will West, Judd Barth, Caden Baucom, Grant Hooten and coach Taylor Woody Woodard; second row, Drew Grandgenett, Nick Nolan, Chance Huff, Dawson Marshall, Cole Russell, Nathan Lloyd, Trent Walker and Austin Lawniczac; front, Jake Runyon, batboy. Photo by Randy PhillipsRocky offense shines, defense faltersRocky Bayou Christian School football player Kyle Wilson (54) is surrounded by teammates during Thursday s spring football scrimmage with Gay. The Christian Knights fell, 20-7, but the offense, using a spread attack, gained 129 yards, mostly in the air. The defense faltered, however, allowing 259 yards. Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonEagles tune up for gridiron seasonNiceville High School sophomore running back Shi Kim Coward evades the defense after hauling in a pass from quarterback Andrew Mitchell during Thursday s spring football scrimmage at Crestview High School. The Eagle varsity, which played the second half of the game, fell, 12-7, to the Bulldogs. Eagles track team excelsThe Niceville High School track and field team, head coached by Tom Durrenberger, completed one of its most successful seasons in recent history. It was highlighted by Team Panhandle Open and Rams Relays Boy and Girls Championships and individual state finishes by Sophia Bergmann, freshman, 11th place discus; Nick Morken, sophomore sixth place, 1600-meter; and Thomas Howell, sophomore, second place, 3200-meter. Returning track participants for 2012-13 will be Bergmann, Tashi Brown, Aubrey West, Savannah Boswell, Drew Haggerman, Regan McAllister, Nickie Anderson, Jenay Mohr and Marcel Mosley on the girls side and Howell, Morken, Tyre McCants, Devin Vazquez, Blake Parker, Shi Kim Coward, Brandon Kucera, Jalen Debonis, Paul Talty, Kevin CruzGarcia and McKinley Stephens on the boys side. Twinkling Twirlers shine at competitionEleven of Niceville's Twinkling Twirlers competed on April 28 with more than 100 other baton twirlers at the Miss Majorette of Florida competition in Orlando. The Twirlers are preparing for the Twirtacular Competition in Destin on June 2. Back row, from left: Julie Love-Sewell, Jessica Warsheski, Lexi Kirkpatrick, Samantha Yanez. Middle row, from left: Karli Marshall, Madison Frisby, Joanie Coville, Jillian Sewell. Front row, from left: Jenna Sewell, Kaitlyn Saltsman, Kylee Saltsman. Courtesy photo 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 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 St. Paul Lutheran & PreschoolSunday Services 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Vacation Bible School June 18 22 stpaul@stpaulniceville.com for registration infoMozart Concert Friday, June 15 7:30 p.m. FREEENROLL YOUR CHILD IN PRESCHOOL TODAY! A Florida VPK provider. CO1OK00641407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com 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

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Devin J. Barnett, son of Brad and Amanda Schneider, of Niceville, was promoted on April 1 by the United States Marine Corps to the rank of sergeant while serving his second deployment to Afghanistan. Sgt. Barnett attended Niceville High School for three years and graduated from South Walton High School in 2007. After attending Northwest Florida State College for one year, Sgt. Barnett enlisted in the USMC in September 2008. He is stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines. Sgt. Barnett is the grandson of Judy Barnett and the late Maj. George D. Barnett, USMC, Retired, of Niceville. *** Brent Peterson a 2007 Niceville High School graduate, was commissioned into the U.S. Army with a rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Brent recently graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor of arts in history. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Peterson, formally of Niceville, now residing in Tampa. *** Army Pfc. Curtis R. Reed son of Jeffrey Reed of Niceville, graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He also recently graduated from the Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist Advanced Individual Training Course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Reed is a 2007 graduate of Baker High School. Thank you from Sharing & CaringDelle Diamon President Sharing and Caring What a blessing to walk through our pantry and see overflowing shelves of food items and family essentials along with a back room of filled shelves and boxes stacked high! Over 18,600 pounds of food and household goods were delivered to our door by way of this years Postal Workers Food Drive. Your amazing support fortifies our food reserve and is helping immensely. S&C has provided food for 21 percent more families during the first four months of this year than last year. It truly does take a community of many to help the many families who walk through our door seeking assistance. Our thanks extend to all who played a part in supporting the food drive. To our friends at The Bay Beacon, thank you for spreading the word in print. We so appreciate the Chamber, the City of Niceville and the businesses who allowed us to use their signs to advertise the drive. Our thanks go to the churches and housing developments who allowed us to display signs on their property. Additional thanks and kudos are given to the awesome letter carriers who not only delivered our mail that Saturday, but picked up and delivered the bounty of goods you provided. We are indebted to them for their years of continued service to our organization. Final thanks go to the faithful members of First Presbyterian Church for their 14th year of sorting, weighing, and stocking the food as it came in, a task S&C volunteers could not accomplish on their own! The Postal Drive is indeed a community effort! What an amazing community to call "home." Thank you once again for opening your hearts and cupboards; we are so grateful for the blessings and bounty we received. And oh by the way, S&C still has room for a "few good men/women volunteers!" Letter to the Editor In the ServiceWednesday, May 30, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Brent Peterson Devin Barnett Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. KennyWilsonPainting30 Yrs. Experience Quality Work & Clean Up A StandardLicensed & Insured368-2710651-3329 PAINTINGTHE BEACONSAT YOUR SERVICE COMPUTER SERVICES S.O.S. COMPUTER REPAIR LAWN CARELess StressLawn & LandscapingFREE ESTIMATES RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIALRJ: (850) 699-1617 Bryan: (850) 259-1981 Licensed & Insured ADVERTISE HERE! AT YOUR SERVICEadvertising makes sense!With prices starting at only $19.55. per week, advertising in At Your Service is easy AND affordable! Call us at 678-1080 or stop by the office at 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 to take advantage of this incredible bargain! 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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. Electrician helpers needed for summer and possibly permanent. No experience necessary. If you are dependable, hard working and drug free, we will train. Call 729-3044. 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. 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Page B-6 Wednesday, May 30, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 'Outstanding' Niceville student Madison Brake, right, a freshman at Niceville High School, was recently presented an Outstanding Volunteer Award by Helen Rigdon, district representative for Congressman Jeff Miller, R-Fla. Madison received the award for her involvement at Niceville High School and in the community. Courtesy photo Courtesy photoSewing to help healNiceville Sew Much Comfort marked five years of sewing new, free, adaptive clothing for wounded troops. The group met on May 12 at Niceville United Methodist Church, where members spent the morning working. Members also honored founder Barbara Wilder at a luncheon. The group has 18 active seamstresses and kit-makers, and ships an average of three dozen pieces of clothing each month. From left: Pat Hillis, Sally Dryden, Mona Dione, Ruby Monk, Mary Ann Severs, Jolene Hamilton and Judy Haugen. 'An apple a day'The Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club distributed 630 apples to local teachers and staff in Niceville on May 17. The volunteers passed out the apples at Edge, Plew and Bluewater Elementary Schools, Ruckel and Lewis Middle Schools, Niceville High School and Rocky Bayou Christian School. The gift was a token of appreciation to school teachers and staff for all their hard work throughout the year. Judy Boudreaux, pictured, places an apple in a teacher's mailbox. Courtesy photo Courtesy photoRocky Classical League elects officersRocky Bayou Christian Academy Junior Classical League recently elected new officers for the 2012-2013 school year. Audrey Stevens is the newly elected President, with Tim Sung serving as Vice President, Shiloh Johns as Secretary, Casey Young as Treasurer, Connor Lynch as Parliamentarian, and Savannah West as Chaplain. Next year the club is chairing a new position, Art Liaison for the Forum, to be co-organized by Mandy Hart and Jessica Sandlin from the Academy Art Club. Julie Mosley remains the faculty sponsor. Reservations required, call 850.729.94 63No Bones About It Good Riddance to Joint PainThursday, June 7, 11:30 am Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center Join us as a former patient shares his experience of a total joint replacement.Sensitive Beats: Womens Cardiac IssuesMonday, June 11, 11:30 am Join us as Kelly Light, RN, BSN, discusses current cardiac issues affecting todays women.Life Without HeartburnTuesday, June 12, 11:30 am Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center Join us as Jeremy Atchison from Esophyx discusses the TIF procedurea long term solution for acid reux.A Cycle of Change: Womens Health PanelFriday, June 15, 11:30 a.m. Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center Join us for a seminar all about womens health issues. Do you have questions about the latest health fad or what HRT is really all about? Then this seminar is for you! BONE-ade Facts: Knees, Hips, and ShouldersWednesday, June 20, 11:30 a.m. Twin Cities Hospital Wellness Center Join us as Rustin Sorensen, PA, teaches us some bone-ade facts about knees, hips, and shoulders. 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Page 2 Wednesday, May 30, 2012The Beacon Salutes Class of 2012NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 Courtney Elizabeth Adams Anthony Hunter Abdo Annabelle Pease AgnewCorrine Elizabeth AkinsMatthew Isaac Anders Kevin James Anderton Justin David Anderson Jeffrey David Adams Bradly Wade Anderson Kyle Matthew Aponte Michael Joseph Andrews Megan Isabella Austin Michael Joseph Babin Megan Kylie Backhaus Savanna Rae Bardisa James Dylan Barbee Ciara Dianne Ashley Ashley Elizabeth Bagby Ford Louis Barnes III Julia Lauren Bari Trevor Lee BarnesCristina Isabel BarriosAnthony Austin BartonBrady Forrest Beasley Sierra Rene BirgeEdward Micah Rhett BirdMichael Francis Barnes Shelby Alexandra Betron Samantha Nicole Blake Alexa Kara Birmingham Maria Inez BoschCody Gerard BourgeoisCarsen Lyn BoyleKimberly Joy Bridges Lauren Ashleigh Brooks James Hunter Brock Jacob Orion Boes Steven James BrittonAlexander Stephen-Joseph AlfordCorey Ayn Austermann-Barber Our cooperative is proud of the hats our young members are wearing. Education is a vital part of the cooperatives commitment to the community. Knowledge is power.EducationEDUCATION CHELCO Youth Tour students from the Niceville area are: Collegiate High School at NWFSC Georgia Pearce & Kayla Minkler Rocky Bayou Christian School Bess Tyler & Rachel Mosley Niceville High School Rachel Shelikoff & Tyler KinardChoctawhatchee Electric Cooperative Inc. (850) 892-2111 or FL WATS 1-800-342-0990 www.chelco.com

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Page 3NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 Ryan Daley Brown Rebecca Elizabeth Brown Thomas Joseph Brown Ashley Marie BundrickArthur Daniel Butterfield II Blake W. ByerleyCarlie Ann Chapman Virginia Grace Catanese Taylor Justin Brown Patrick Wayne Calvery Kevin Ryan Chasteen Kaci Rene Chisum Jason Christopher ChoateT ravis Allen Claffey Kyle Michael Clements Robert Carter Clawson Manitra Chavanamest Hannah Marie Clapp Allan John Coker II Tyler Michael Cloyd Christian Alan Coltman Andrew Joseph Conrad Shelbi Lynn CooleyPaige Diane Cotton Clayton Ethan Dale Alicia Renee Cross Joseph Martin Collins Samantha Ren Coughlin Ashleigh Lynette Daniel Ashlei N. Dang Linsey Theresa DavisSummer Caroline DawsonRebecca Lee DeanHolly May Defatte Jeremy Kevin DeMass Paige LeeAnn Demara Lindsay Renee Davis Andrew James DemakasBrogan Clifford Elway ChattinJoshua Madhan Chinnaswamy Kyle Clements Nicholle Galati Haley Leibach Richard Miller Raleigh Parker Colton Remedies Juliana Schmidt Ryan Sheekley Ti any Sherlock Peyton Snyder Danielle Fox Carsen Boyle Vilija Kastl Mallory Olds Ray Nielson Seth Parker Kyle Pfeier Gerrod Voigt Brianna Zitoli Melissa SiskFor I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope. When you call to me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me, you will nd me Jeremiah 29: 11-13 Congratulations and Best Wishes to our graduating 2012 High School Seniors . From your Parish Family CHRIST OUR REDEEMER CATHOLIC CHURCH1028 White Point Road ~ Niceville ~ next to Fire StationParish Administrator: Rev. Robert J. Johnson Phone & FAX Numbers: 850-897-7797 & 850-897-2422 Website: www.corcatholic.org Annabelle Agnew Michael Andrews Virginia Catanese Abigail Diekmann Catherine England Emma Francone Alyssa Fournier Erika Lynn Tuggle Gregory Friedman Nichole Koopman

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Teresa Lynn Denison Regan Victoria Dempsey Megan Rose DibbleAbigail C. DiekmanPatrick Dale DixonKatie Leigh DonaldsonSebastian Gramme DuckworthJackson Miles DuchockEmelia Jane Denney Jordan Amber Drake Katelyn Marie Dunn Joshua Alexander DugreSierra Mercede Raine EakinsChelsea Lynn Edwards Chambless Myer ElkinCory Taylor EllerT rey Lawrence Ennis Catherine Sara England Olivia Brooke Durden Nathaniel Dene Elliott Jake Anthony Everitt Joshua Luke Estep Tyler Matthew Ewing Shane Tyler Exterkamp Gavin Robert Facciponti Elijah David FarabaughBradley Vincent FehrenbachSarah Elizabeth Feese David Nicholas Ewing Chandler Gerard Farrell Mark Allen Fling Rachelle Lynn Fleming Jason Patrick Foil Alyssa Regina Fournier Danielle Catharine FoxJensen BethAnn FrancisCodey Ray FriesenGregory Joseph FriedmanFarah Nichole FloydEmma Santina Francone Page 4 Wednesday, May 30, 2012NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 678-5178 1821 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578www.CarriageHills.comCarriage Hills Realty, Inc. Congratulations to our Seniors...JORDANDRAKECORYPENDERGRAFT

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Peter Vincent Garcia Nicholle Marie Galati Jordan Armstrong Garvey Nicole Mary GibbsIreen Evelyn GillCole C. GlassLeslie Lauren Greene Sarah Rosa Gold Elizabeth Joan Garrison Matthew D. Glenn Giselle Simene Guilles Parris Elizabeth Grzyboski Meagan Machele HaleThomas Jacob HamptonMarisa Nicole HancockJessica Lynn Haney Michael Jacob Haynes Peter Robert Hayes Aaron James HadleyStephanie Marie Hartness Justin Reece Henry Brianna Rae Henry Brianna Nicole HillJohn Paris HillMegan Nicole Hill Robert Conrad Hock III Shane Amos Horton Steven Paul Holley Logan Edward Herring Kristofer Xavier Holguin Stephanie Yeeshan Hsiang Grant Alexander HowellLauren Taylor HuenergardtEmily Jean HustonWalter Freemont Jackson Jake Dalton JacobsenJaime Leigh Jensen-BarclayJack Henry Neils JensenJonathan Christopher HudsonTaylor Anne Jenkins Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Page 5NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 STUDENT MINISTRIESBilly Russell Minister to StudentsCONGRATULATIONS & BEST WISHES TO THE 2012 GRADUATES who attended 4:12 Student Ministries at our church!Anthony Abdo Gage Agnew Alexander Alford Landon Amesbury David Anderson Madison Anderson Ciara Armistead Ciara Ashley Jessica Barth Anouk Beuerle Edward Bird Sierra Birge Jessica Blixt Emily Blythe Jacob Boes Brittany Boothe Carsen Boyle Taylor Brown Robert Chapman III Jason Choate Ian Cooke Seth Cooke Lindsay Davis Summer Dawson Katie Donaldson Jordan Drake Jackson Duchock Nathaniel Elliott Jake Everitt David Ewing Tyler Ewing Chandler Farrell William Feduccia Mark Fling Jessica Gagliardi Matthew Glenn Thomas Hampton Marisa Hancock Brianna Henry Sarah Hickman John Hill Megan Hill Kailey Hodges Holly Hoyt Brendon Jack Miranda Jahn Taylor Jenkins Hyanhee Jeong Emily Johnpeer Brooke Johnson Marina Joneson Marcus Jordan Chole Keicher Kathryn Kilbey Jessica Kim Elliot Kirkpatrick Tyler Kittell Elly Krafcik Alyssa Lande Marcus Lane Cesar Latenser Thuyvi Luong Sarah Lynch Nicole Manard Gunnar Mays Jessica McDonald Madison Messenger Austin Moore Brandon Mosley Matthew Newton Hannah Noon Lucas ONeill Mallory Olds Robert Owens Joey Pabst Julia Peacock Cory Pendergraft Kristen Portereld Arrie Pruitt Spencer Randall Shawn Reed Jamie Roberts Paxton Roberts Shelby Russellnicevilleumc.org/students/214 Partin Drive S, Niceville 678-4411Baron Saber Daniel Samac Aubrey Schwartz Olivia Scruggs Rachel Secord Colton Sikes Evan Spaulding Charles Sprague Jadeann Starrett Daniel Stewart Corey Stinar Emily Suderman Shannon Sutton Mwajuma Teague Dakota Theriot Brianna Thompson Chase Van Dyke Colton Vest Anna Walsh Casie Wendel Jennifer Williams Steven Wills Kassidy Wilson Yana Young

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Malik Jandre Johnson Brooke Nichole JohnsonTyler Raymond JohnsonJoshua Dean Jones, Jr.Mattison Layne JonesMarina R. Joneson Mary Elizabeth KarcherBrandon Alexander KaminskeMonica Celene JohnsonMarcus Tillman Jordan Ryan Patrick Kearney Vilija Marija Kastl Nicole Aji KennedyJessica Dawn KeppleMonique Ellen KesslerHatairat Ketavanan Jessica Suh Young Kim Kathryn Anne Kilbey Ivey Monroe Kelly Alluria Luna Kibler Karl William King Gretchen Louise King Tyler Paul KittellBlake Thomas KnightenNichole Kathleen KoopmanKyle John Koszuta Neil Alexander LandaHillary Paige LaMountainElliott Alton KirkpatrickDeanna Chere LaJeunesse Orion Hayes Landingham Alyssa Marie Lande Nicole LawrenceMolly Breanne LedfordDakota Ryder LeeJessica Marie Lee Ashley Ann Levesque Brennen Michael Leon Cheyenne Lara-Navarro Haley Ann Leibach Page 6 Wednesday, May 30, 2012NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 Courtney Marie Ludlow Jaymee Marie Litscher Elizabeth Lynn Maker Nicole Danielle Manard Katelyn Elaine ManeeDanial Aaron Manley Sophia Chelsea MasonePlacido Edward MartinezThuyvi LuongJeffrey Dean Maraman, Jr. Gunnar Elias Mays Steven Thomas MayoGabriel Elijah McDonaldJohn Wayne McDormanHaley Ann McWilliamsJohn Ray MealorZachary Morgan MiletichMadison Lynn MessengerJordan Melissa McCallCameron Andrew Melton-Hayes Kyle Hunter Mitchell Richard Andrew Miller Stanley Austin MooreGisselle Marie MorrobelPatrick Tylor MorrowBrandon Ray Mosley Mary Alice Nall Addison Harrell Murray Megan Christine Moody William Thomas Mullen Kenny Ich Nguyen Matthew Alan Newton Terrell Andre NicholsHannah Michelle NoonKyle Michael OelrichMallory Faye Olds Robert Michael OwensRyann Elizabeth OsbornNguyen Trung NguyenAlexander Michael Orzo

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Page 7NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 Aleah Nicole Parker Jason Andrew Padgett Mikasia Christian ParkerRaleigh Winston ParkerT errence Lewis ParsonsAlex Andrew Patock Iain Garyson PersaudCory Michael PendergraftJoseph Edward Parker IIKayla M. Peck Chelsea Morgan Phillips Kyle Gregory Pfeiffer Jessica Ashley PopeKristen Taylor PorterfieldJessica Kay Powers Ashleigh Rachel Price Arrie Elizabeth Pruitt Rebekah Leigh PruettElizabeth Grace PhillipsAnthony Robert Provost Dustin Michael Pyne Francesca Angelina PuglieseJessica DeAnn RandallBodin Kramer Rasbeck Grant Dean RatcliffHallie Elizabeth RawlinsonChristian Michael RedmondAlexander Joseph ReaJoseph John Quinn Zachary Alexander Ray Colton Emile Remedies Shawn Michael Reed Jacob Eric ReynoldsNathaniel J. RitterbandPaxton Airiel RobertsEric Tyler Robertson Victoria Marie Ross Robert Glen Rood Jos Manuel ReynaDanielle Renee Rominger Brittany Alexandra Rudd Jillian Ashley Roy Tamra Jade RustadBaron Joseph Saber Robert Daniel SamacEllexas Gabrielle SambenedettoTaylor Marcus Saris Vanessa Dizon SapShelby Elizabeth RussellJulia Claire Sanders Nichole Stella Scarveles Austin Michael Savage Sterling Paige SchaeferSivu Joseph SchlegelJuliana Emma Schmidt Cullen Joseph Schmitz L yndsey Rae Schwab Sebastian James Schutte Jason Thor Schaefer Codi Ellis Schneider Chloe Louise Schweitzer Aubrey Ann SchwartzRachel Elizabeth SecordWessam Bassam ShaerBernard Elliott ShalitRyan John SheekleyBrandon Walker SheppardScott Anthony Shelton Perry Olivia Scruggs Taylor Eliane Shelley Tiffany Marie Sherlock Sonya LaNa SheppardBrandon Douglas SimpsonVinnicius Rissi SiquaraCourtney Ann SiskMelissa Marian SiskSamantha Michelle SnowdenMichael Eugene SnookSamantha Leigh-Ann Showalter Jaimie Lynne Smith

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Page 8 Wednesday, May 30, 2012NICEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012 Evan Daniel Spaulding Peyton Marietta Snyder Sommer Noelle SpringerAlexis Christina StallingsJadeAnn Beauchemin StarrettHaley Marie Steely Daniel Robert Stewart Rachael Lyn Stevens Charles Taylor Sprague Rachel Lene Steiner Corey Elin Stinar Francis Thomas TaltyMario Alexander TavanoDalton Joe Taylor Mwajuma Denise TeagueSarah Nicole-Rose ThomasEmily Marie ThomasRachael Lynne SwansonDakota Chase Theriot Danielle Mary Timm Alice Cynthia TrawickAlexy Shanee TrottErika Lynn TuttleJamie Lynn UjvariBlaine Zacharie UnderwoodAdam Gabriel Ulven Gabrielle Denise Toliver Jessica Marie Ujvari Gloria Rose Underwood George Clayton UnderwoodMichael Wyatt UttChase Franklin Van DykeChristian Bradley VardamanChandler Vincent VauseGerrod Quentin Voigt Colton Matthew Vest Troy David Underwood Joseph A. Vazquez Emily Gabrielle Lindeberg Suderman Brianna Emily Megan Thompson Kori Alexandra Wagner James Matthew Wagers IIKurtis James WatsonAlexander Ryan WayneRobert David WeaverAlston Jay Weeks Casie Lynne Wendel Rebecca Marie WelshThaddeus LaBarrin Wallace IIBradley David Weeks Shane Martin Wiley Matthew Kean WessnerJennifer Renee WilliamsMalik Shaheed WilliamsChristina Shae WillinghamHunter Shane WillinghamKassidy Leigh Wilson Chandelyn Paige Wilson Katherine Anne Wills Taylor Lee Woodard Kristen Nichole Winston Roger Porter WrightJames Dean YoderIan Michael YoungNicholas Joseph Zins Joshua Zook Jessica Lynn Woods Brianna Marie Zitoli Nicholas Joseph Larry Erik WillenborgAdam Chay Bairos Hayley Ann Bennett Michael Gavin Brace Joshua Allen Brown Alexis Marie Castriotta Devin Robert Cooke Samantha Lee Copeland Alexander Patrick Dent Joshua Michael Esquibel Ashley Jo Freeman Jill Lauren Gaiser Stephen Gee Brittany Jean Henry Austin Tyler Holcomb Cameron Robert Howell Zachary Alan Jenkins Laurence Dominic Johnson Dalea Shawntel Kamberling Jerad Ryan Land Zachary Charles Laubsch Christopher Joseph Lloyd Darrien Troy Looney Breen Danielle Lowitz Kimberly Noel Mandreger Drew Michael Melvin McCullough Iyshay Kailina Ormand Joshua Ellis Patterson Jacqueline Lin Restivo Megan Nicole Sigler Phillip Andrew Smith Zachary Eric Steinberger Jacob Allen Stoffel Jesse Lee Thornton Cole Daniel Vess Eric Christian VillanuevaCAMERA SHY LIST

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Page 9 Kayla Jacobson Miranda Jahn Nathan Jerome Storm Johnson Elaine Khoo Elly Krafcik Alan Langley Mariah HillsMolly HilsMatthew Jerome Ros Meeks Tiffany Morgan Rochelle Neau Erica Newman Ray Nilsson Rachael O'Dell Lucas O'Neill Peter MahonDavid MajorsHannah Naylor Joseph Pabst Brittaney Paradise Andrew Pounds Gavin Reid Kodi Richardson Morgan Rogers Elise Schaefer Wesley OlsonBrittny OstermannJordan Pipes Jessica Gagliardi Justin Garland Kathleen Gee Kendall Gray Kenzie Hendrix Jonathan Higdon Tyler Hill Austin FrazierLindsay FretinaJessica Gartman Landon Amesbury Madison Anderson Destiny Babula Christine Bell James Birdsong Nicole Black Walker Blankinship Gage AgnewJohn Cody AllenMinellis Andujar John Bowman Ben Brethauer Jasper Cabigas Courtney Campbell Brianna Checkley Jacob Chisolm Dillon Cole Emily BlytheRaquel BolanosDylan Brock Jessica Davidson Alexandra DeCaro Mitzi Dennis Victoria Doan Shawn Esin Joseph Feduccia Jordin Findling Christopher CostelloHannah CraftJorge Del ToroCOLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL at at NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGEThe Beacon Salutes Class of 2012

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Page 10 Wednesday, May 30, 2012COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL AT NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE Ella Schaefer Lynzie Scott Ashley Sennett Emily Shermer Colton Sikes Katherine Sims Collin Smith Holley Snaith Amber Sufnar Megan Sweeney Paula Swiercz KatieThurwanger Bronwynn Toombs AmberTreaster Shilo Tucker Kathleen Vallin Alyssa Vannatter Beau Vermillion Jay Vishwanath Joe Wagner Kimberly Walker Savanna Ward Jacob Watt Cole Weinstein Alyssa West Megan West Sarah White Conner Wilber David Williams Jacob Wolak Yana Young

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Page 11The Beacon Salutes Class of 2012 Sarah WitkosHae In Yoo Jonathan Anderson Josiah Balthazar Andrew Beno Anouk Beuerle Brittany Boothe William Bowers Zach Davis Jonathan Delgado Hayley Burgess Ethan Cornwell Adam Downing Cooper Eaves Neely Fawaz Joseph Halus William Hudson Carolyn Hudson Jessica Knie Corey Koster Hyunhee (Frank) Jeong Wendy Kent Nikki Lane Anna LaNeve Dale Linder Sarah Lynch Alexandra Makarova Tyler Maraist Kimberly McMahon Michael Obrigewitch Elizabeth Marshall Caleb McCullough Terence Ouma Eddie Owens Yu Ra Park Julia Peacock Kasea Peters Jared Porrata Christiana Serban Andrew Smith Spencer Randall Adam Schutter Elizabeth Sober Matt Steele Grace Stoner Josh Stubblefield Brittany Tiller Joe Townsend Steven Wills Joey Wilson Heather Trippe Josh TurnerROCKY BAYOU CHRISTIAN SCHOOL CLASS OF 2012

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Page 12 Wednesday, May 30, 2012The Beacon Salutes Class of 2012 Be devot ed to o ne anot her in love. Hon or o ne anot her above y ours elves. Never be lack ing in zeal, but k eep y our spirit ual ferv or, serv ing t he L ord. Be joyful in hope, pat ient in a ffliction, faithful in p rayer. Romans 12: 10 12Class of2012