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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: 06-13-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer The candidate lineup is now set for the Aug. 14 and Nov. 6 elections. Thirteen candidates representing the Twin Cities area were unopposed. The four-day qualifying period for congressional, state, county and local elective offices ended Friday. Five candidates won state or county office unopposed. They are: Matt Gaetz, R., re-elected District 4 State Representative. Don Howard, R., re-elected Okaloosa County Clerk of Court. Pete Smith, R., re-elected Okaloosa County Property Appraiser. Paul Lux, R., re-elected Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections. Dewey Destin, elected District 2 school board member. In the Twin Cities area, eight fire district and special district candidates won seats without opposition. They are: Judy Griffin, Group 1 Bluewater MSBU. Joan McCarthy, Group 2 Bluewater MSBU. Michael Marcolongo, Group 1 East Niceville Fire District. Matthew F. Schwab, Group 3 East Niceville Fire District. Steven Strait, Group 1 North Bay Fire District. James Boswell, Group 3 North Bay Fire District. Please see BALLOT, page A-3 Please see SEWAGE, page A-5By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer The regional sewer board Friday adopted an annual budget 15 percent higher than that of the previous year. The board also voted to shorten its name to reflect the fact that Okaloosa County is no longer an owner. The four-member board, with two members each from the cities of Niceville and Valparaiso, unanimously agreed to rename the governing body as the Niceville-Valparaiso Regional Sewer Board. Since its founding in the early 1980s to operate Thursday, 1 p.m. Twin Cities Seniors will meet at 268 Grandview Ave., in Valparaiso. An entree will be provided; please bring a covered dish to share. Seniors ages 50 and older are welcome. Info: 678-4346. Thursday, 7 p.m. Children in Crisis will present "Dancing with Desire" at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The event will feature celebrity dancers from past and present seasons of "Dancing with the Stars." A portion of proceeds will benefit CIC. Cost: Ranges from $30 to $100. Tickets: 864-4242. Friday, noon The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will hold a special History Sandwiched-In for children, featuring "Bucky's Adventures." Author Marjorie Cox Gray, along with fantasy illustrator Marlin Griffin, will teach children about nature and marine life along the gulf coast. Bring a lunch. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Info: 678-2615. Friday, 7:30 p.m. "A Summer Evening with Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Niceville. Area students, choral organizations and music educators will present a program of music by Mozart. Musical selections will include the Clarinet Concerto in A, Laudate Dominum, Ave Verum and more. Free Info: 678-1298. Calendar, B-3Valp. hikes dog fines, eyes utility rate boostsBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer If your dog bites someone in Valparaiso, you'd better have $500 to pay the fine. By a 3-2 vote Monday night, Valparaiso city commissioners passed an ordinance that boosts fivefold, to $500, the fine for so-called bad dogs that bite without provocation. The ordinance, which applies to cats as well, also does away with progressive penalty requirements that previously allowed a couple of warnings before fines were levied, starting at $50 and topping out at $100. In other business, commissioners tabled until next Monday two resolutions that would steeply raise water and sewer rates. T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 5014 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Please see FINES, page A-2Wednesday, June 13, 2012 COMINGUP 13 candidates unopposed on ballot Beacon photos by Del LessardHundreds of police, sheriff's deputies, firefighters, school administrators, EMS and other emergency workers converged on Niceville High School Friday morning to practice responding to a Columbine-like mass-shooting event. Funded by a $25,000 federal grant, the exercise was the first to test coordination among so many agencies locally. Above, a student 'shooting' victim covered in fake blood is helped from the building. Right, officers approach the school entrance.'Active shooter' drill at NHSBluewater man is Democratic delegateBy Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer A Bluewater Bay man has been named a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which is expected to nominate President Barack Obama as the party's presidential candidate Sept. 5. Jerry Mallory, Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee Chair, was named one of Florida's 300 national convention delegates during the party's state convention in Tampa June 1-3. "I hadn't submitted an application to be considered Board sees 15% cost hike for sewage treatment Jerry Mallory Please see DELEGATE, page A-2 Development gains on SR 20 in SeminoleBridge highway boosts trafficBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Commercial real estate development has picked up in Seminole since the Mid-Bay Bridge bypass opened last year, increasing traffic on State Road 20, east of White Point Road. In October, Stubbs Orthodontics plans to open a 3,000-square-foot office building now under construction on the north side of State Road 20 in Seminole. Across the recently four-laned state highway from the Stubbs site, land has been cleared for a 33,000-square-foot retail and office project called Pineapple Plaza. A block or so further east, a 9,026-square-foot stand-alone Dollar General store opened last month, doubling the size of its previous site in a small shopping center, also in Seminole. Zack Stubbs, who is the husband and office manager of orthodontist Casi Stubbs, said the couple always planned to have a stand-alone building for the practice. Since opening in July 2008, the office has been located in leased space in a Bluewater Bay building it shares with other users. Squirrel trips power to 4,900A squirrel that ran across a lightning arrestor caused a power outage in Niceville that cut power to 4,900 customers in the Niceville area east of Palm Boulevard starting at 8:19 a.m. yesterday, according to Gulf Power spokesman Jeff Rogers. By 9:07 a.m., power had been restored to nearly half of the customers. Above, Niceville police directed power at five stoplights on John Sims Parkway, including the light in front of Walmart. Beacon photo by Del Lessard Please see SEMINOLE, page A-2 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992

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Oak Creek Shopping Center Niceville 678-1593 9-6 Mon.-Sat. www.bayoubookcompany.com Since 1986 MULLISEYEINSTITUTEDarren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Surgeon & Cataract SpecialistNO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our office policy that the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other services, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for any free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.Dr. Darren Paynes Smart lens Procedure can produce clear vision without eye glasses at all distances (close up, far away, & in between )Call Today at:Niceville Location 115 Bailey Dr. 678-5338Crestview Location 930 N. Ferdon Blvd. 682-5338 Call for a Smart Lens Evaluation with Dr. Darren PayneNeed Eye Glasses to Read?Smart LensesSMas a Democratic National Convention delegate," said Mallory, who has chaired the county party since 2008. Mallory, 77, said a state party official informed him that he was eligible to run as one of Florida's 24 unpledged delegates, or "superdelegates," because of his position as the county chair. Superdelegate billets are reserved for elected officials and party leaders. The convention will be held Sept. 4-6 in Charlotte, N.C. Mallory said he has always been a registered Democrat. He said that after his retirement from the Air Force in 1985, he became more active in party politics. He also has business experience. Mallory said that being an advocate for the two-party system is his "avocation" in Republican-dominated Okaloosa County. "After we moved here from Colorado in 2006, my wife and I became active in the local Democratic Party," he said. "Joining the Okaloosa Democrats seemed natural and a way to meet like-minded citizens." Seven Okaloosa County Democrats attended the state convention as delegates, but Mallory was the only one elected a national delegate. This will be his first national convention. Because Obama is unopposed for the Democratic presidential nomination, the main goal of the three-day 2012 national convention, Mallory said, is to set the party platform. Obama is expected to accept the Democratic nomination Sept. 6. The Republican National Convention will be held Aug. 27 to 30, in Tampa. In May, some Democratic activists proposed moving the Democratic convention out of North Carolina, because of the state's overwhelming approval of a referendum banning same-sex marriages and civil unions in the state. More than 30,000 people signed an online petition to move the event to another state, but because of the amount of planning that went into the convention, it was not moved. Mallory said he had "no comment" about the petition to move the convention. As a delegate, Mallory is sworn to support the party ticket, he said. He said he believes Vice President Joe Biden will receive the party's vice presidential nomination. With 300 delegates, Mallory said, Florida will field the third largest delegation, behind New York with 384, and California with 610. The Democratic National Committee has stated that this is going to be the "the most open and accessible convention in history." The committee hopes the convention will also increase the influence of the grassroots and empower Americans to become more involved in the political process, Mallory said. DELEGATEFrom page A-1 The couple saw an opportunity, Zack Stubbs said, when the Mid-Bay Bridge constructed a new connector road at the east end of Seminole and four-laned State Road 20 between White Point Road and the new overpass. Much of the local traffic over the Mid-Bay Bridge between Niceville and Destin now travels through Seminole. The new location will see more traffic, Stubbs said, and will still be close to the original business in Bluewater Bay and therefore convenient for their existing customers. On the south side of State Road 20, across from the Stubbs construction, land was recently cleared between Pine Street and Cedar Street for the retail and commercial development Pineapple Plaza. The project was approved by Okaloosa County in January 2010. It will include two buildings with a total of 33,000 square feet of retail and office space, according to Elliot Kampert, head of Okaloosa County Growth Management. Because of the downturn in the economy, the state granted delays to approved development projects, including this one, beyond the normal one-year deadline to begin development, Kampert said. The owner of the property, John D. Stallworth, said he plans to initially build a 7,500-squarefoot building on the property and move North Bay Hardware into it by the end of this year. Stallworth is part owner of the hardware store that has been a fixture in Seminole for decades. He said the move will increase the size of the store and improve parking and access. The current store is located a few blocks east on State Road 20, closer to the bridge connector intersection. Stallworth said customers have complained about access and egress as a result of the fourlaning of SR 20, which took away some parking and restricts departing customers to left turns only. Stallworth said the highway widening and sidewalks have made the Seminole area more attractive for businesses. As the economy improves he said he hopes to build out the remaining commercial space to suit potential commercial businesses. SEMINOLEFrom page A-1 This 3,000-square-foot building on the north side of Highway 20 in Seminole is expected to open as an orthdontist's office in October. Across the street, a small shopping center is planned. Beacon photo by Del LessardThe proposed water and sewer rate hikes requested Monday by water and sewer commissioner Heyward Strong would add a total of $11.66 to the monthly bill of a residential customer using 7,000 gallons of water per month. The proposed rate hikes would also come on top of sharp rate hikes enacted last year to help pay the city's share of a multi-milliondollar upgrade to the regional sewer treatment plant in Niceville. Strong told fellow commissioners the rate hikes were needed immediately because the city had under-budgeted estimated sewer charges for sewage going to the regional sewer plant. Strong said a new meter installed to measure the amount of sewage flowing from Valparaiso to the regional sewer treatment plant showed the city had been underestimating the amount of sewage it generates. The difference would result in an estimated $25,000 to $30,000 shortfall for the remainder of the budget year, he said. The rate hike, Strong said, was also needed to pay for increased operational costs expected when a multi-million dollar upgrade to the regional sewer treatment plant. That upgrade won't come on line until the end of 2012. Commissioners Kay Hamilton and Joe Morgan both raised objections to an immediate rate hike, asking for more statistics before reaching a decision. Public Works Director James Vanlandingham told commissioners that the city's water and sewer rates would still be lower than similar rates in Niceville and Fort Walton Beach, but he was unable to answer Morgan on how much water the average city resident uses per month. Resolution 07-06-11-12 would increase the residential base rate for all water customers for the first 3,000 gallons of water, from $9.75 per month to $11.50, an 18 percent increase. Water rates above the first 3,000 gallons would remain unchanged. Commercial customers would see a $1.85 rate increase on the first 3,000 gallons to $12.10, with no other increases in the cost of additional water. Resolution 08-06-11-12 would increase the base rate for sewer customers an additional $3, from $17.85 to $20.85, for the first 4,000 gallons of water. For each additional 1,000 gallons Valparaiso single-family-residential customers would pay $4.50 per 1,000 gallons, up $1.95 per thousand from the current $2.55 per thousand rate. Morgan said he wanted more information on the rate structure to see whether the burden of the rate hike was being equally shared by heavy water users. Together the two resolutions would mean a customer who uses 7,000 gallons of water per monththe average use in neighboring Nicevillewould pay an additional $3 per month for water and an additional $8.85 per month for sewer service. The city of Valparaiso also levies a 10 percent administrative charge on utilities raising the sewer increase to $9.74. Commercial, multi-family residential and other users would see similar increases in rate hikes. By a 4-1 vote, with Strong dissenting, commissioners tabled a vote on the proposed water and sewer rate hikes until June 18, at 6 p.m., when the commission is scheduled to hold a budget workshop. In other business, commissioners: Approved rules for TJ Brooks Park. The new rules are similar to rules at other city parksno alcohol allowed, no open fires, no glass containers, no overnight camping. But TJ Brooks is different in that dogs will be allowed in an area set aside for pets. The park recently added a third pavilion, a bathroom and a fenced area for dogs. Authorized an offer of $45,000 to settle a lawsuit filed against the city by Anthony Bradley. The offer is good until noon Wednesday, June 13. Bradley sued the city in April 2009, in an attempt to stop the citys ongoing lawsuit time against the U.S. Air Force, regarding requests from the city to the Air Force seeking information about plans to fly F-35 fighter jets over Valparaiso. Bradleys suit alleged that the city violated Floridas sunshine law when making its decision to sue the Air Force. The city eventually settled its suit with the Air Force. Honored Lois Davis, a city clerk who has worked for the city for 26 years taking minutes at the city commission meetings. Mayor Bruce Arnold presented Davis with a vase filled with cut flowers. FINESFrom page A-1

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Lee Wetzell, Group 4 North Bay Fire District. David Scholl, Group 5 North Bay Fire District. A number of other Okaloosa County contests will be decided Aug. 14, during an open, or universal primary. Because the candidates are all from one party, the Republican Party, the following county contests will be decided in a universal primary Aug. 14 open to all registered voters regardless of party affiliation: sheriff, tax collector, superintendent of schools, and District 3 and District 5 Okaloosa County Commission. In a universal primary, the winner only needs a plurality to win, according to Paul Lux, Supervisor of Elections for the county. Following is a list of universal primary races. Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley, Shalimar (incumbent). A. Sheridan Lowrey II, Santa Rosa Beach. Steven Menchel, Destin. Tony R. Taylor, Fort Walton Beach. Okaloosa County Tax Collector Ben Anderson, Fort Walton Beach (incumbent). Bill Roberts, Fort Walton Beach. Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Alexis Tibbetts, Shalimar (incumbent). Mary Beth Jackson, Baker. District 3 Okaloosa County Commission Clint Aden, Fort Walton Beach. Nathan Boyles, Holt. Dennis Reeves, Fort Walton Beach. Bill Smith, Niceville. District 5 Okaloosa County Commission Felix Beukenkamp, Niceville. Joe Fagundes, Niceville. Larry Hines, Destin. Kelly Windes, Destin. The race for District 1 Okaloosa County Commission is the only county contest in which candidates are from different political parties, but only one from each party. As a result, this contest will go before voters on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, skipping a primary, according to Lux. The District 1 Okaloosa CountyCommission candidates are: Ron Connor, Crestview, the lone Democrat candidate for county office. Wayne Harris, Crestview, R. (incumbent). Locally, three seats on the Bluewater Bay MSBU drew two candidates each and will therefore appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, Lux said. All the candidates live in Bluewater Bay. They are: Group 3 Bluewater MSBU Joseph H. Bowers. Doug Burgess. Group 4 Bluewater MSBU Robert Jellison. Debbie Stretch. Group 5 Bluewater MSBU Dale Blanchard. Stanley Richard Martin. One seat is also being contested in the East Niceville Fire District. The two candidates who qualified to be on the Nov. 6 ballot were: Leonard W. Martin (incumbent). Tricia Brunson. State and federal ballot Qualifying for other state or federal elections of local interest were: District 1 State Sen. Don Gaetz and District 2 State Sen. Greg Evers, both Republicans who live in Okaloosa County, will next appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. Each incumbent drew a no-party, or write-in challenger. Richard Harrison, no party affiliation, qualified to challenge Gaetz, while Joshua W. Hartigan qualified as a write-in candidate to challenge Evers. Incumbent District 1 Congressman Jeff Miller also gets to bypass the Aug. 14 primary and move to the November ballot where he will face Democrat Jim Bryan, of Laurel Hill, Libertarian Calen Fretts, of Valparaiso, and write-in candidate William Cleave Drummond II. On Aug. 14, Democratic and Republican voters will choose their party's candidates for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. The winner of each primary will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. In addition to Nelson, Democrat Glenn A. Burkett qualified last week. Vying for the Republican nomination Aug. 14 are George LeMieux, Connie Mack, Deon Long, Mike McCalister, Marielena Stuart and Dave Weldon. By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Shrimper Derek Williams has pulled up a lot of strange items in his nets over the years. But perhaps none as surprising as the artificial leg he snagged the other day. Hoisting his net from the bottom of Choctawhatchee Bay between Shalimar and Destin at 2 a.m. Thursday, Williams, a Valparaiso-based captain, spotted the prosthetic device as it rose to the surface. For a few alarming moments, he said, "I thought I had somebody in therea drowned person." One other crewman was aboard the 55-foot trawler Michele Dawn when Williams made his discovery. "A thing like that will make you nervous," he said. The fiberglass leg did not appear to have been in the water very long. There were no signs of barnacles or other marine growth on it. The device gave some clues about the owner. The upper part bore the initials UK and the image of a wildcat, so the owner may be a fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Fred Robinson Jr., 49, of Crestview, picked up his lost leg Monday. He told the Beacon it fell off when he took a swim at the south end of Boggy Bayou during the Memorial Day weekend. Fortunately he had a spare. Robinson lost his real leg about four years ago in an industrial accident in Boston. Now reunited with his primary prosthetic, which cost about $30,000, he said he hopes to get it back in operation with a little oil on the joints where some rust has appeared. Williams, a shrimper for 22 years, said that he has pulled outhouses, lawn furniture and even parts of docks out of the bay, but this was his first leg. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 BOAT INSURANCE Call or stop by for a free quote. Frances Faille (850) 678-5642409 John Sims Pkwy., Ste. 1 Niceville francesfaille@allstate.comActual costs will vary and may depend on coverages selected. Subject to availability and qualifications. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL. 2010 Allstate Insurance Company.I can help you protect your boat and everyone you tow. All for about $24 a month. From inboards to outboards, jet skis to pontoons, no one protects boaters like Allstate. 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They were released from the scene by 5:25 p.m. Damage, estimated at $15,000, was limited primarily to the living room, he said. Miller said the house had been vacant for about two years and the interior appeared to be undergoing renovation. According to Okaloosa County Property Appraiser's records, the owners were listed as P. Williams and Robert S. Allen. Because a cause for the fire could not be immediately determined, the investigation was turned over to the State Fire Marshal, the chief said Monday. Firefighters from North Bay, Niceville, East Niceville and Destin fire departments responded to the fire. Shrimper nets an artifical legReturns it to a grateful owner Shrimp boat captain Derek Williams feared he'd netted a drowning victim when he saw this artificial leg poking out of his shrimp net early Thursday morning.

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THEBAYBEACONWednesday, June 13, 2012 Page A-5 a regional sewage-treatment plant in Niceville, the governing body had served three local entities and was known as the Niceville, Valparaiso, Okaloosa County Regional Sewer Board. The regional utility treats sewage from the two cities, and the unincorporated areas of Niceville, including large areas of east Niceville and all of Bluewater Bay, Seminole and adjacent areas east of Rocky Bayou. In April, Okaloosa County sold its 36.4-percent share of the utility to the city of Niceville in return for the city assuming plant-upgrade costs of about $2.3 million. The deal gives Niceville majority ownership at 80 percent, although board membership is split 5050 with Valparaiso. Niceville's continued growth means the city needs more treatment capacity. The county, on the other hand, in the next few years plans to send sewage from the Bluewater Bay area to its new south-county treatment plant in Fort Walton Beach. Until then, the county will continue to use the 3.35-milliongallon-a-day Niceville plant as a customer, not an owner. The sewer board Friday also approved an annual budget for the fiscal year that will begin July 1, of $2,125,029, up 15 percent from the previous budget of $1,848,285. The new budget includes money for a 2 percent acrossthe-board cost-of-living increase, and a 1 percent merit pay hike, at the manager's discretion. The pay increases amount to about $15,500. Among the major increases in the new budget is $100,000 in costs for new chemicals to be used when a $5 million plant upgrade, to be completed near the end of 2012, switches the plant to a different technology process for treating sewage. The budget also projects a 10 percent increase for electricity costs. The new budget also includes a first-ever cost of $102,000 for an expected annual lease payment to Eglin for sprayfield land north of Niceville, used to dispose of treated sewer effluent from the treatment plant. For the previous 30 years, the utility was able to use the Air Force land for free. Lannie Corbin, Niceville's city manager and a member of the sewer board, asked the sewer plant manager Rick Helms to look at the cost of taking over sprayfield maintenance. For the past several years, the utility has used a contractor to maintain the sprayfields, planting and harvesting hay that is grown to absorb nutrients from the effluent. That cost is growing from $116,500 to nearly $119,000 in the new fiscal year that starts July 1. Several years ago the utility's own workersand later the city of Nicevillemaintained the sprayfields but ran into difficulties keeping the grass fields healthy enough to absorb sufficient nutrients to prevent them from getting into the groundwater. The problems resulted in costly pollution fines levied by state environmental authorities. SEWAGEFrom page A-1 Bluewater Bay Resort isReady for SUMMER! 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Hometown Contractors can improve safety in one of the most accident-prone rooms in the house the bathroom. As we age, we slowly start to lose our balance and have a hard time climbing in and out of a typical bathtub, which is how a majority of bathroom falls occur, said Brandon Irwin of Hometown Contractors. Small changes to the bathroom, such as a walk-in tub or walk-in shower, can create a safer environment for the older members of a household. Walk-in tubs are designed to provide individuals with a safer, more convenient and comfortable bathing experience, Irwin added. You never need to step over the side of the tub. Hometown Contractors carries one of the most popular walk-in tub models, which features hydrotherapy air jets that can increase circulation, strengthen the immune system, lower blood pressure and improve sleep. They also can be used to treat arthritis, infection, inflammation, fibromyalgia, back, hip and knee pain. John Yanora of Fort Walton Beach shared this after having a walk-in tub installed by Hometown Contractors: I have a brand new walk-in tub, and I could not be more satisfied with your product. I had thought about a walk-in tub for the last two years after seeing advertisements on TV, but figured I could never afford one. At 80 years old, and although I am in excellent physical condition, the aging process causes among other things, slips and falls. Other tips for keeping a bathroom safe for senior adults include: Keeping a nightlight in the bathroom. Ensuring pathways from the bedroom to the bathroom are properly lit. Removing tripping hazards such as cords and throw rugs, or using rugs with non-skid backing. Installing handrails in the bathtub and toilet areas. Using a rubber mat or non-skid strips on the bathtub or shower floor. Installing a raised toilet seat with rails around the toilet. One of the most important decisions to make is choosing a contractor who has a good reputation and will do the job right, Irwin said. You should be certain to use the services of a professional who can provide a list of references and will adhere to the building code regulations in your area. Be cautious of a contractor asking for a deposit of more than 20 percent before any work begins. For information on how to make your bathroom safer, contact Hometown Contractors at (850) 863-7880. Hometown Contractors Inc. prides itself on its superior quality of work, its firstclass service and its high rate of customer satisfaction. Making Bathrooms SaferFeel confident, relaxed & refreshed in your therapeutic walk-in tub(850) 863-7880 www.HometownContractorsInc.com Call today to request a FREE In-Home Design Consultation! 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 THEBAYBEACON THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithLeanne Bennett, 28, Mossy Head, CNA Mark Lawrence, 42, Carbon Hill, Alabama, coal miner I think we should keep the TDC, but keep a closer eye on what they re doing. Much as I sometimes don t like the tourists, they boost the economy. I think they should get better control of it. No one person should be given control of so much money. If they can t control it, then abolish it. If we have a sales tax in Florida, why not fund the TDC with that instead of a bed tax? If the taxes are properly used, it s all to the good. I think this part of Florida has already been discovered. We don t really need to advertise. As long as it s working, don t abolish it, but maybe have more checks and balances.What do you think about abolishing the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council?Shirley Earick, 75, Niceville, retiredLocation: WalmartKevin Klava, 43, Crestview, maintenance supervisor Rhonda Brownell, Niceville, contractor Michael G. Brady, 70, Niceville, retired defense contractorWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. ShopLocally ShopLocally We would like to show our gratitude to the buyers, sellers and our support partners who have assisted Keller Williams, of Niceville, in becoming one of the top agencies in the Niceville-Valparaiso area. Growing from 12 to 27 agents, our agents have worked hard to make this office successful. So come one, come all our Realtor friends we have done business with, our friends, our neighbors and all who want to celebrate and have a good time! 4534 E Hwy 20 | Niceville | (850) 279-4332OPEN HOUSEJune 215:00-7:00 p.m.Refreshments Door PrizesMICHELLEBLANTONASHLEYBOTELHOLYNNBOWLINGBERNARDBUSOVNEJANICEBUSOVNEDEBBIECOLLINSJIMCOOKLINDACROWEJEANFLOYDMARYGIANELLONIJUDYGRIFFINNELDAJACKSONSUSANJORDANGAILKURTZMARYLIVESEYCOGERRICHARDMARTINCLARAMILESPETERMOHLYSKISUSANROODCHRISTOPHERSCHWANTZKELLYSHEPHARDBOBSTRETCHDEBBIESTRETCHPAMWEEKSRICHARDWESTBROOKSHIRLEYWOHLEBERLINDAZICKLERCOMECELEBRATE our1 Year Anniversary! GIVE DAD SOMETHING SWEET THIS FATHERS DAY!First Moments BouquetTMDelicious Daisy Dipped Pineapple Triple Play Bouquet Chocolate Indulgence Bouquet Melon Delightin Golf Ball keepsakeTo order, please call or visit: 850-226-4111EdibleArrangements.comMariner Plaza 230 Eglin Parkway N.E. Fort Walton Beach EdibleARRANGEMENTS Groomingwithtenderhandsforallthelove&careyourpetdeserves 1115 Juniper Ave., Niceville ~ (850) 279-4080(new number)Tues. Fri., 8 a.m. 5 p.m., Sat., 8 a.m. untilsaysThank you Niceville!SIMPLYPAWSHPETSTYLINGSALON Weekly & Bi-Weekly Specials!16 years experience Sue Morris with her dog, CrystalGROOMS & BATHS INCLUDE: Kava Oatmeal Shampoo Oatmeal Conditioner Nail Grinding ($2300value)Because of your overwhelming support and to better serve you and your pet, I've hired two pet grooming professionals. Both girls were previously trained by me. And, they love dogs as much as I do! Please call today for an appointment. Thank you again, Sue PRODUCTS

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ArrestsKara Lee Decker, 30, of 507C 23rd St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 30 on a charge of domestic violence battery. * Gail Marie Poland, 41, of 590 Hill Lane, #6, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 29 on a felony charge of domestic violence battery by strangulation. Tony Wayne Poland, a laborer, 42, of the same address, was also arrested by sheriff's deputies May 29 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence battery. * Jonathan Duke Maraman, self-employed, 42, of 4398 Windlake Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 1 on a worthless check charge. * Daniel Joseph Duggan, a student, 22, of 708 St. Croix Cove, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 1 on charges of resisting an officer without violence and attaching a license plate not assigned. On March 7, during a traffic stop for careless driving on a Destin Street, a deputy determined that Duggan was driving a motorcycle that had a tag assigned to another vehicle. As the deputy was working on his computer, Duggan allegedly fled by running away. Two days later, Duggan allegedly made contact with the deputy at the Destin substation and admitted running from the deputy because he was scared. * Maurice James Coughlin, a construction worker, 47, of 108 21st St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies, subsequent to a traffic stop for speeding, June 1, on a Walton County warrant for violation of probation on the original charge of DUI. * Michael Robert Lake, 23, of 380-B Iowa St., Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 4 on a Walton County warrant on the original charge of aggravated assault. * Danny Fletcher Brown, 39, of 411 20th St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police June 5 on charges of retail theft and possession of heroin. Brown allegedly stole an 18-pack of beer from Walmart, 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, and put it in his vehicle. When police contacted Brown, he allegedly dropped a purple Crown Royal bag under the concrete bench where he was sitting. After securing Brown, police inspected the purple bag and found a plastic bag containing a black substance that tested positive for heroin. Brown was also arrested on a Walton County warrant for violation of a protective order injunction. * Kong Fei Wang, 41, of 314 Fairwood Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police June 5 on a charge of retail theft. Wang was allegedly observed in a grocery story placing two cans of Red Bull in the left cargo pocket of his pants, then leaving the store, 1015 E. John Sims Parkway, without paying the $4.63 price of the beverages. * On May 30, a 16-year-old Valparaiso boy was taken into custody by sheriff's deputies on the original charge of vehicle theft that occurred May 16.TheftsA 15-year-old Niceville boy reported his bicycle stolen from the bike rack at Turkey Creek Park, 340 W. John Sims Parkway, May 25, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. * A Niceville resident from the 1000 block of Lake Way Drive reported that sometime May 2125 unknown person(s) stole a secured, 9 hp outboard motor from his sailboat in the 2400 block of South Edgewater Drive. The motor, valued at $700, was attached to the boat with nine bolts and a large stainless steel lock. * A Niceville resident from the 800 block of Linden Avenue reported May 27 that unknown person(s) stole a wallet from a purse inside a vehicle. A small amount of money and miscellaneous papers were also stolen. * A Niceville resident from the 2000 block of Plumosa Palm Drive reported that sometime May 20-26 unknown person(s) burglarized a backyard shed and garage, and stole an estimated $2,100 worth of tools, silverware, a shotgun, a pellet gun and three new windows still in packing. * A Valparaiso resident reported that on April 24 he sent two money orders, totaling $1,635, by registered mail to an individual in New York who advertised in an automotive magazine an antique vehicle engine and transmission. As of May 21, the Valparaiso man had not received the merchandise, although the New Yorker signed for the money orders April 28. The buyer has not heard from the seller since April 30. An online investigation by Valparaiso police revealed that the New York man allegedly perpetrated the same scam on several other victims in the past, all of whom were from out-of-state. * A man reported that someone stole his wallet from the counter of his business, 256 Chicago Ave., Valparaiso, sometime May 31. The wallet contained about $20 cash, two credit cards and miscellaneous IDs. The victim said he was canceling his credit cards and would monitor his bank accounts for suspicious activity. * A shopper at a Niceville grocery, 1104 E. John Sims Parkway, reported that she loaded her purchases in her vehicle June 1 and left, only to remember a few minutes later that she had left her wallet in the cart in the parking lot. The wallet was gone by the time the woman returned. While police were investigating, a Niceville resident called to report finding the wallet in the middle of 28th Street. The owner inspected the found wallet and reported $40 cash was missing. * A 16-year-old Niceville boy reported that unknown person(s) stole his iPhone and $5 from his backpack, stored under a bench while he was swimming at Turkey Creek Park, 340 W. John Sims Parkway, June 1. * A 14-year-old Valparaiso boy reported that unknown person(s) stole his bicycle from the bike rack at Turkey Creek Park, 340 W. John Sims Parkway, June 3. * A man reported June 2 to Niceville police that unknown person(s) stole three fishing poles and a cooler from his vehicle while it was parked in a shopping center lot on John Sims Parkway. The man later reported to deputies that the poles had in fact been stolen from the side of his residence in the 1900 block of Oak Avenue. * A Valparaiso man reported June 2 that unknown person(s) had burglarized his unoccupied rental house on Willingham Drive, Niceville, and stole three air-conditioning units, a refrigerator and several other items from a storage shed in the back yard. * A Niceville automotive business, 505 E. John Sims Parkway, reported that sometime June 24, unknown person(s) broke in and stole an estimated $75-$100 in cash and coins from a vending machine. * Sometime overnight, May 23-24, someone kicked in two doors at the Niceville Church of Christ, 801 E. John Sims Parkway. Approximately $15 cash was stolen from a desk drawer in one of the offices. * On May 29, three vending machines in the community center at First United Methodist Church, 214 S. Partin Drive, Niceville, were discovered to have been broken into and the money stolen. Damage and lost cash was estimated at $1,256.Criminal MischiefA Niceville resident reported that unknown person(s) broke the passenger side window of her vehicle while it was parked at her work, 1047 E. John Sims Parkway. Nothing was reported stolen from the vehicle. The damage was estimated at $750.OtherRyan L. Ruppel, 26, of 1004 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, was issued a criminal summons by sheriff's deputies in Destin, May 25, on a charge of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. * A 17-year-old Niceville boy, a student, was issued a criminal summons by sheriff's deputies May 31 on a charge of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. F i re De p artment Re p ortsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from June 4, 2012 through June 10, 2012. 1 Structure Fire20 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn5 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time E. College Blvd............................Medical.................................06/04/12...................12:47 Highway 331................................Canceled en route...............06/04/12...................14:12 State Road 85 North....................Medical.................................06/05/12...................09:07 W. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical.................................06/05/12...................11:35 East Park Avenue........................Medical.................................06/05/12...................16:32 McEwen Drive..............................Medical.................................06/05/12...................18:04 Linden Avenue.............................Medical.................................06/05/12...................20:05 Deer Street...................................Medical.................................06/05/12...................21:58 Coral Drive...................................Medical.................................06/06/12...................02:34 22nd Street...................................Medical.................................06/06/12...................05:47 N. Cedar Avenue.........................Service call...........................06/06/12...................10:20 Rum Still Circle.............................Alarm activation...................06/06/12...................14:59 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical.................................06/07/12...................09:11 State Road 285............................Power line down..................06/07/12...................10:07 S.R. 85 N./College Blvd...............Vehicle crash.......................06/07/12...................13:37 State Road 123............................Canceled en route...............06/07/12...................20:41 Edgewater Drive..........................Medical.................................06/07/12...................21:18 47th Street....................................Medical.................................06/08/12...................10:03 Pontevedra Lane.........................Medical.................................06/08/12...................11:46 13th Street....................................Medical.................................06/09/12...................00:49 N. Partin Drive..............................Medical.................................06/09/12...................09:59 N. Partin Drive..............................Medical.................................06/09/12...................13:42 N. Partin Drive..............................Alarm activation...................06/09/12...................15:30 W. Troon Drive/Bluewater Bay....Structure fire........................06/09/12...................16:12 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical.................................06/09/12...................23:51 Friar Tuck Drive............................Medical.................................06/10/12...................10:24 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical.................................06/10/12...................11:06 Regatta Drive...............................Medical.................................06/10/12...................18:44 Weekly Safety Tip: From 2009 National Fire Protection reports: U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 8,800 people for fireworks-related injuries percent were to the extremities and 42 percent were to the head. The risk of fireworks injury was highest for children ages 10 to 14, with more than twice the risk for the general population. Seven-hundred home structure fires were caused by fireworks. Please visit the Niceville Fire Department website on Facebook. 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.North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from June 4, 2012 through June 10, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Windlake Drive..........................Smoke detector activation.......06/04/12................09:01 N. White Point Rd.....................Alarm system activation...........06/04/12................20:05 Parkwood Place........................EMS call....................................06/05/12................17:59 East Highway 20.......................Electrical wiring/equipment......06/06/12................11:10 White Point Road......................EMS call....................................06/06/12................13:54 Bluewater Blvd..........................Motor vehicle accident.............06/06/12................22:24 Hickory Street............................Assist invalid.............................06/07/12................11:19 Otterlake Cove..........................Medical assist...........................06/08/12................12:58 N. Lakeshore Dr./Hwy. 293......Motor vehicle accident.............06/08/12................00:49 North White Point Road...........Dispatched & canceled............06/08/12................02:14 Hickory Street............................Assist invalid.............................06/08/12................15:53 Oaklake Lane............................EMS call....................................06/08/12................15:53 S. John Sims Parkway.............EMS call....................................06/08/12................17:23 N. John Sims Parkway.............Dispatched & canceled............06/08/12................17:27 White Point Road......................EMS call....................................06/08/12................21:04 White Point Road......................EMS call....................................06/09/12................12:24 Troon Drive West......................Building fire...............................06/09/12................16:14 Merchants Way.........................EMS call....................................06/10/12................07:08 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, June 13, 2012 Page A-7 Acreage FOR SALE 14 PARCELS RANGING FROM 30 ACRES TO 85 ACRES PRICES STARTING AT $74,000 LAKEFRONT COMMON AREA LOCATED OFF OF KIDD ROAD NEAR DEFUNIAK SPRINGS OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLEFOR MORE INFORMATION, please call or email 850.830.7302 forsalebyowner10@yahoo.com CENTURY21AGENTSSMARTER. BOLDER. FASTER. 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ALL AROUND THE TOWN Now that the weather is nice and warm, residents across the panhandle are spending more time outside and looking to spruce up their yards. Kodiak Tree Service has been providing tree care services and landscaping mulch to the residents in the Niceville-Valparaiso area. Landscape contractors and area residents have been going to Kodiak to meet their mulch needs. Mounds of mulch can be found behind the Kodiak office, which is located on 418 Government Ave., Hwy 85 in Valparaiso. Kodiak has specialized in providing excellent tree care services since the business opened in 2005. Whether a tree has grown too big or too old, Kodiak continues to provide professional tree service for any situation. When Kodiak removes a tree they also grind the stump for free. Kodiak is known for there meticulous clean up. The tree care specialists at Kodiak can take care of tree branches that pose a threat to the households, especially during hurricane season. They can also remove branches that pose a threat to roof tops. They have bobcat equipment that can clean up any sizeable mess along with a turf friendly bobcat to try and prevent further damage to your lawn when removing a tree. Kodiak recycles the tree materials used from the tree service portion of their business to produce a beautiful vibrant colored mulch. Residential and commercial services are frequently going to Kodiak to meet their mulch needs as it provides bulk mulch at a discount price. Kodiak offers four types of mulch, which is sold by the yard. They can choose between red, brown, black, or natural colored mulch. All four types are also green friendly; none of these contain any fertilizers or pesticides. Our mulch is all-natural and pet-safe, said Shawna Smith, who runs the business with her husband Ben. We dye the mulch using non-toxic, biodegradable dye. The colored mulch is produced using Heartland Enriched Colorants. These colorants allow the mulch to keep its vibrant color alot longer than bagged mulch because the colorant is processed in and not sprayed on liked the bagged mulch you buy in stores. Customers can have the mulch delivered to their residence, or pick it up themselves at the Kodiak office. For those who are interested in getting mulch, but have no idea how much they need, Kodiak has two easy ways to help. When applying mulch, it is recommended to apply it in a thickness of 3 inches. There are three steps in figuring out how much mulch is needed to complete a project. First, one should measure the area in need of mulch. Multiply (in feet) the length and width. Then, divide that result by nine. Finally divide that answer by 12. The answer is how many square yards of mulch you need to buy. There is also a mulch calculator on-line at www.colorenrichedmulch.com. This calculator provides a much easier and more convenient way to approximate exactly how much mulch is needed. A link to this calculator can also be found on there business website at www.kodiaktreeservice.com. Online Visitors can print out a 10% off coupon for any of the services at Kodiak. The business also offers free estimates for any tree project. If youre interested or have questions, call the Kodiak office at (850)279-6999. You can also email them at kodiaktreeservice@valp.net. Kodiak tree service is also fully insured under a $1,000,000 general liability coverage that protects a customers property and home. The employees are also protected under a $1,000,000 workers compensation. Copies of these policies are available from Kodiak, upon request.Kodiak Tree Services office is located on 418 Government Ave. / Hwy 85 in Valparaiso. Kodiak has been providing professional tree care to Northwest Florida, since 2005.Advertising Feature By applying a 2-4 layer of MULCH: Helps prevent germination -reduces the need for weeding! Retains moisture in the ground --reduces watering needs! Most importantly...makes your flower beds LOOK GOOD! Let Kiwanis Raise Old Glory At Your House Or BusinessNiceville/ValparaisoKiwanis Club There are seven times a year when flying our flag is the perfect way to show your family or business patriotic spirit. Kiwanis can make it easy! For just $35 a year, we will install a permanent in-ground base for your flag. Then, just before LABOR DAY and9/11, VETERANS DAY, PRESIDENTS DAY, MEMORIAL DAY, FLAG DAY, INDEPENDENCE DAY and MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, we will install a 3x5 foot sewn flag (not printed) on a metal pole in front of your home or business. And take it down afterward. Kiwanis does it all, you do nothing but look proud! The modest $35 a year supports Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Clubs numerous childrens programs throughout our community. Times a wastin. Act now! 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Christopher Williams of Niceville, recently graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University with a bachelor of science in psychology and a minor in hospitality management. He was a member of Golden Key and Psi Chi honor societies. Christopher is a Niceville High School graduate and will pursue a doctorate of physical therapy. *** William Douglas Jones, of Niceville, graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor of science in accounting. Jones joined Clemson University's largest-ever graduating class at commencement ceremonies on May 11. *** The Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso Danny Kittrell Memorial Scholarship for 2012 was awarded to Jennifer Williams, daughter of John and Angie Williams, of Niceville. Jennifer served as the Niceville High School Key Club President. She earned the award in recognition of setting a positive example, being a role model and an inspiration for By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer A simple advertisement first caught Cathy Henriott's attention four years ago. Since then, she's been hooked. Henriott, of Niceville, was selected as Volunteer of the Year for the Guardian ad Litem Program in the First Judicial Circuit, which covers Escambia to Walton counties. She has been volunteering for the program for the past four years, and has aided 19 children. "Sometimes they come before my own kids," Henriott said with a laugh. She has two children of her own, ages 16 and 26. "It's just the best thing, there's really no comparison to it." A Guardian ad Litem is a person who has been appointed by the court as an advocate for the best interests of an abused or neglected child. The Guardian ad Litem makes recommendations to the court to help ensure a safe, stable and permanent environment for the child. Henriott, who owns Eyewear Unlimited with her husband, said it's never a struggle to find the time to volunteer. "I don't think anything of it," she said. "You can work and do this, it really does not take up that much of your timetrust me, you can find time. You just have to be dedicated to it." Guardian ad Litem Supervisor for Okaloosa County Gerry Bagley nominated Henriott for the volunteer award. "She works really hard with the families," Bagley said. "Cathy goes over and beyond what she's asked to do. She never tells me no." Bagley cited an incident in which one of Cathy's Guardian ad Litem children needed a new pair of glasses. Cathy was able to track down the original prescription and outfit the boy with a free pair of glasses. "It's just the little things she does," Bagley said. "In her heart, she really, really cares about the children." Cathy currently represents eight children whom she visits with at least once a month. Although some volunteers specify certain ages they want to work with, Cathy said "if they eat and breathe, I'll take the case." The children that come through the court system range from newborns to 18 years old. 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 , J J u u n n e e 1 1 3 3 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Beacon photo by Tess Hollis Guardian ad Litem Supervisor of Okaloosa County Gerry Bagley, left, nominated Cathy Henriott as the GAL Volunteer of the Year. Henriott has been a GAL volunteer for the past four years and, along with her husband, is the owner of Eyewear Unlimited in Niceville. Woman makes time to serve kids Christopher Williams Jennifer Williams Valp. couple wins 900-lb. cannonLyle and Diane Weiszhaar, of Valparaiso, were the winners of the Fort Walton Beach Chamber's recent raffle of a full-size replica cannon at the 57th Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival. Brothers Chazz and Richard Prickett, left, of Merritt Island, delivered the 900-pound cannon to the Weiszhaar's front yard. The Pricketts' parents were among the founding members of the Krewe of Bowlegs. Courtesy photo Goodwill to host Valp. job fairFor those seeking employment, Goodwill will host a job fair on Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Goodwill Training Center, 143 John Sims Parkway in Valparaiso. An employer is looking to hire on the spot, with more than 35 positions available in housekeeping, food and beverage, janitorial, maintenance and other hospitalityrelated jobs. Pay ranges from $8.50 to $13.50.. Goodwill will also host a Professional Development Workshop on June 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A session will be held every hour, on the hour. These classes will provide job seekers with confidence, as well as resume tips. Goodwill Employment Specialists will provide individual assistance, conduct mock interviews and answer any questions. A computer lab will also be available for anyone who needs to create a resume. The workshop and job fair is free to the public and no appointment is required. The capacity per class and computer lab is 15 job seekers, on a firstcome, first-serve basis. 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Once a Guardian ad Litem is assigned to a case, the volunteer must commit to the lifetime of that case, said Bagley. Guardian ad Litems are not required to attend court hearings involving a child's case, however many do so in order to speak on behalf of the child. "After the initial case gets started, and the volunteer does their ground work, it's basically only a couple of hours a month, depending on how many cases they take on," Bagley said. "It's strictly up to them." As of March, there were 2,775 children under court supervision in the First Circuit, which encompasses Escambia, Walton, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties. Of those, 1,439 were Guardian ad Litem represented. In Okaloosa County, 747 children are under court supervision, with 411 of those represented by one of the 108 Guardian ad Litem volunteers in the county. "Our goal is to be assigned to all cases, but judges know we don't have that kind of manpower," Bagley said. "So usually the judge picks and chooses, and assigns a Guardian ad Litem to those cases that are most severe, with the most critical need." Although budget cuts have affected many government agencies, Bagley said it has not affected Guardian ad Litem, mainly because it is a volunteer-based program. "We are always looking for new volunteers," she said. "We are only able to represent 55 percent of children that are under court supervision because of lack of volunteers." A 2009 survey of the Florida Guardian ad Litem program indicated that the estimated dollar value for an hour of volunteer time was $17.78. The survey showed that collectively, the more than 7,000 Guardian ad Litem volunteers in Florida worked 32,747 hours. According to Guardian ad Litem, the state saves $8.5 million over 12 months per year, because the program is volunteer-based. Before becoming a Guardian ad Litem, volunteers must undergo 30 hours of training and an extensive background screening. Volunteers must also be 21 years old. Subsequently, volunteers must undergo six hours of annual refresher training. No legal experience is required to be a Guardian ad Litem. Henriott said volunteering is always rewarding. "The best is when you receive a hug from a child and you see the happiness in their eyes," she said. "They just want someone to love them, praise them, tell them they did well on a test or their drawing was good." Bagley echoed Henriott, and said most of the children just want consistency in their lives. There is no "bad" part of her volunteer work, Henriott said, but she sometimes finds it takes a mental toll or it is difficult to advocate for a child while facing that child's parent or guardian in court. "The main thing is that we are there to let the judge know what the child wants," Henriott said. "You just want that child to find comfort and there to be a peaceful end and a good outcome." Bagley noted that in some cases the parents or guardians of the child change for the better, through court-ordered programs or counseling. "The parents themselves may have been abused," she said. Henriott said she can't imagine not being involved in the Guardian ad Litem program. "I can't see not doing it," she said. "I don't see how anyone could ever get burnt out from doing this. We're talking about a human being who's never had a whole lot." To become a Guardian ad Litem volunteer in the First Circuit, call 609-5467, or visit GuardianadLitem.org. Page B-2 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992all Key Club members. Jennifer plans to attend the University of Florida. *** Courtney Rogers, a 2008 graduate of Niceville High School, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Auburn University on May 7, in the top five percent of the class. She received a degree in political science. On April 26, she was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. She has been selected for a position with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service in Alexandria, Va., as a contract specialist based on her academic achievement. Future plans include pursuing a master's degree in business law. Courtney is the daughter of Greg and Terry Rogers, of Niceville. *** Dr. Lindsay Johnson Coleman of Niceville, graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy on May 19. Dr. Coleman graduated first in her class of 2004 at Niceville High School and from the Honors College of the University of Arkansas in 2008. During pharmacy school, she was involved with three national pharmacy associations and Phi Delta Chi service fraternity. She has been selected for a year-long pharmacy residency at UAMS to continue her education. Dr. Coleman is the daughter of Ruben and Janet Johnson, of Niceville. *** Niceville High School 2012 graduate Thuyvi Luong was presented with the Most Outstanding Board Member award at the 2012 Annual Key Club convention held recently in Orlando. Thuyvi, who has been the Key Club Lt. Governor for the Florida District this past year, will attend the University of Florida in the fall. *** Pastor Ben Rossell of Maryland, will serve as Trinity Presbyterian's new pastor after Pastor Michael Schneider retires in July. Rossell interned at Reformed churches in Lancaster, Pa., as well as two Maryland churches before moving to Florida. Rossell and his wife, Rebecca, have five children. Trinity Presbyterian, Valparaiso, meets for worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. *** Samantha Horn, daughter of Jessica and Jeffrey Horn, of Niceville, has been named to the Dean's List of Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2011-12 school year. Samantha is a graduate of Collegiate High School. *** Katie Griffin a 2010 Niceville High School graduate, has been named to the Florida State University's Dean List. Katie recently completed her sophomore year, and is majoring in business finance. She is a founding member and past spirit chair of Alpha Phi National Sorority. This summer she will work with the underprivileged and intern at the Crab Trap in Destin. Katie is the daughter of Mike and Judy Griffin, of Bluewater Bay. *** Twin Cities Hospital received the 2012 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. This distinction ranks Twin Cities Hospital among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide based on an analysis of patient satisfaction data for 3,827 U.S. hospitals. *** Katie's House of Flowers owner Jennifer Rostorfer was recently recognized by Teleflora, a flower wire service that offers hand-arranged, hand-delivered floral arrangements, as a top 2,000 florist for 2011. Teleflora has 18,000 member florists throughout the United States and Canada, and this award recognizes Katie's as being in the top 1 percent of all U.S. florist shops sending orders through Teleflora. Katie's House of Flowers has been a member of the community for 51 years and is located on Bayshore Drive, Niceville. WHOSFrom page B-1 Courtney Rogers Lindsay Johnson Coleman Ben Rossell and family Katie Griffin Thuyvi Luong WOMANFrom page B-1 State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI) P082073 11/08As your family grows, so do your reasons for protecting the ones you love. For the right life insurance policy for you and your family, go to someone whos been there for you in the past State Farm.statefarm.com Where a new life meets A NEW REASON FOR LIFE INSURANCE. 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Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressCollege announces Dean's, President's listsThe following are students from the Twin Cities area who were named to the Spring 2012 President's and Dean's List at Northwest Florida State College. President's List:Freeport: Jennifer AnthonyMims, Katelyn Beaty, Zachary Farhood, Darryl Z Frazier, Justin Gibson, Michelle N Hebert, Morgan Mondragon, Audra Morgan, Tara Nicholson, Shana Oliver, Colton Sharon, Caley Stewart and Autumn Warner. Niceville: Evan Adler, Gloryanne Allen, Jonathan Allen, Jennifer Andreachi, Joy Armbrester, Joshua Balciunas, Elizabeth Bankston, Jennifer Barsky, Michaela Bass, Shane Bennett, Elizabeth Berry, Mark Boutwell, Louann H Brechler, Justin Broaderick, Julie Brooks, Bridget Broussard, Christine Campbell, Aaron Chapman, Christopher Costello, Sean Deiler, Josue Dejesus, Victoria Dejesus, Miriam Dennis, William Easley, Amy Ewen, Christopher Force, Erin Foss, Jessica Gagliardi, Talina Garcia, Alanah Gardner, Kimberly Greene, Candice Gregg, Danielle Gunter, Matthew Halladay, Mimmi HammenbeckWillenborg, Saily Hargett, Kenzie Hendrix, John Hood, Josh Horvath, Maranatha Horvath, Maegan Hughes, Beverly Isik, Richard Jackson, Katrina Jammer, Nicholas Johnson, Mark Jordan, Matthew Jordan, Elizabeth Kelligan, Heather Kelso, Elizabeth Krafcik, Lauren Laird, Haley Landon, Theron Lennon, Madeleine Mancera, Shiena Marie Normand, Shane Melancon, Anne Melia, David Miller, Rachel Miller, Kristie Miller-Cadiente, Deanna Minkler, Deborah Mobley, Jami Nespoli, Matthew Palermo, Georgia Pearce, Krista Pedro, Amber Phillips, Isabel Pogozelski, Tibor Pollak, Kristine Reed, Catherine Remar, Herica Reyes, Amethyst Rivet, Arden Robertson, Zach Rodgers, James Rood, Alexander Rountree, Alexander Russ, Amber Sanders, Kristie Scarborough, Elise Schaefer, Daniel Schlossberg, Kelly Scott, Kelli Sellers, Alisha Sepsey, Joseph Settle, Anastasia Shipman, Colton Sikes, Kayla Taylor, Sandra Tierney, Jessica Tuznik, Jessica Vermeire, Donna Vlasak, Alexander Wagner, Alexander Wells, Rebecca Wheeler, Stacy Wheelwright, Ana Wilke, Caitlyn Williams. Valparaiso: Daniel Cooper, Dennis Fields, Alex Hencinski, Kenneth Mccullough, Mikayla Nelson, Lance Shepardson, Michelle Sinicrope, Nathan Vu, Stephanie Wilbur.Deans List:Freeport: John Baker, Samuel Blizzard, Krystle Durham, Kara Griffith, Pamela Hill, Jennifer Lafollette, Matthew Phaneuf, Dominga Sims, Brittany Umble, Jacob Wolak. Niceville: Vanessa Acosta, Gage Agnew, Luiana Airosa Livulo, Daniel Anderson, Madison Anderson, April Bailey, Jane Bartley, Christopher Bennett, John Bowman, Alejandro Cano, Braden Corkum, Susan Cox, Brian Cunningham, Pamela Davis, Carlos De La Cantera, Alexandra Decaro, Hector Delgado, Justin Demass, Victoria Doan, Calvin Dykes, Haley Early, Erin Eichler, Mary Eichler, Debra Elliott, Michael Esneul, Deanna Faulkner, Jordin Findling, Ulita Fingall, Jeremy Fleischmann, Rachel Fuller, Zachary Gadzinski, John Gustafson, Allison Harris, Caleb Havens, Steven Haynes, Thomas Hiltl, Stephen Huntley, Erika Jackson, Matthew Jerome, Amanda Johnson, Aston Johnson, Jaime Jordan, Melissa Knechtel, C H Knight, Evan Knorr, Tiffanie Kowalik, Melissa Lambert, Ashley Lawrynowicz, Melissa Macnicol, Melony Malone, Leticia Matsuoka, Michael Mcdonald, Kyle Mcdorman, Angela Mcdowell, William Mcnair, Rebecca Mcnamara, Madeline Merts, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Shawaun Moore, Shannon Nelson, Vilija Kastl North, Rachael O'dell, Angela Olberding, James Pepper, Jordan Pipes, Carly Racer, Jason Remar, Allysa Rhodes, Vincent Ricchio, Austin Savage, Sterling Schaefer, Gabrielle Schlink, Heather Scruggs, Tyler Shiltz, Hannah Simerly, Jason Smith, Ryan Smith, Jessica Sosio, John Stackpoole, Taylor Stein, Michael Stiles, Jessika Sullivan, Bryan Sylvester, William Thomas, Kaitlyn Thompson, Milagro Treminio, Stacey Van Houten, Kala Wade, Crystal Wheeler, Robin Whiteted, Ronald Whitman, Olivia Wilder, Christine Wilkinson, Kathryn Wohleber, Frans Wollnik, Daniel Zappulla. Valparaiso: Clark Browning, Stephanie Fitzgerald, Marissa Milligan, Timothy Peregoy, Stacy Walters, Hope Wells, Carrie Wicker.

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Summer story time Summer story time will run through June and July at the Valparaiso Community Library every Monday at 1:30 p.m. The library will hold a story and craft time for ages 59. Regular preschool story times will continue Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 9:45 a.m., ages 0-5. 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, through June 29, breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m.-noon; Edge Elementary, through Aug. 10, breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Ruckel Middle School, through June 29, breakfast from 7-8 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m.-noon. 'Star Wars' program Registration is ongoing for "In a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Make and Take Favorite 'Star Wars' Characters." The program will be presented by the Niceville Public Library on June 28, at 6 p.m. Info: cityofniceville.org/library.html. July Fourth Duathlon Registration is ongoing for the 34th annual July Fourth Duathlon, hosted by the City of Valparaiso. The Duathlon will begin at Lincoln Park and participants should assemble at 6:45 a.m., with the race beginning at 7 a.m. A few minutes after the runners depart Lincoln Park, the walkers will begin their 5K course. Rules and instruction will be given prior to the race. Pre-registration is $20 for applications received by June 27. Cost after June 27, $25. To register for the 5K Duathlon or 5K walk, visit the Valparaiso Community Library or Valparaiso City Hall to obtain an application. Applications are also available at valp.org. First Baptist VBS Registration is ongoing for First Baptist Church of Niceville vacation Bible school July 9-13, from 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The theme this year is "Amazing Wonders." Ages 4-completed 5th grade. There will be worship, music, recreation, snacks and crafts. Info: fbcniceville.org/vbs, or 678-4621. Paddle trip Join the Florida Trail Association on June 13, at 9 a.m., for a paddle trip on Ecofina Creek. Info: 334-8586448, or 302-528-2824, or choctaw.floridatrail.org. Senior activities The Walton-Okaloosa County Council in Aging Senior Program will offer the following for people 60 and older. Seminole Community Center, Cedar Street, 833-9291: June 14, bingo, 10 a.m.; June 19, bingo, 10 a.m. Valparaiso Community Center, 268 Glenview Ave., 833-9291: June 13, bingo, 9:30 a.m.; June 14, Wii bowling, 9:30 a.m.; June 15, bingo, 9:30 a.m.; June 18, dominoes and socializing, 9:30 a.m.; June 19, bingo, 9:30 a.m. Teen movie days The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite all teens to Summer Teen Movie Days and TGIF Hangout Days. On June 13, at 3 p.m., the library will show "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." Hangout days will begin every Friday at noon, with Wii, games, crafts and snacks. 'Dancing with Desire 2012' The Fred Astaire Dance Studio will present "Dancing with Desire 2012" on June 14, at 7 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The event will feature celebrity dancers from past and present seasons of "Dancing with the Stars." A portion of proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis. Cost: VIP $100, general admission $50, military and senior citizen discount $30, balcony only. Call 8644242 to purchase tickets. Twin Cities Seniors Twin Cities Seniors will meet June 14, at 1 p.m., 268 Grandview Ave., Valparaiso. Entree will be furnished, bring a covered dish to share. Fifty and older welcome. Info: 678-4346. Hootnanny Social Club The Okaloosa Democrats will host the Hootnanny Social Club monthly dinner meeting of Democrats and friends on June 14, at 6 p.m., at Red Lobster on Highway 98, Fort Walton Beach. Bring your donations, non perishable food or cash for Sharing & Caring. Reservations preferred. Contact Helen at 862-3231, or Lit at 651-2278. Couponing program The Niceville Public Library will sponsor a free couponing program at the Niceville Community Center, 204 N. Partin Drive, on June 14, at 6:30 p.m. 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., at Ruckel Middle School gym. 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. Concert at St. Paul "A Summer Evening with Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" will be June 15, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Niceville. Area students, choral organizations and music educators will present a program of music by W.A. Mozart. Musical selections will include the Clarinet Concerto in A, Laudate Dominum, Ave Verum and more. Free. The church is located at 1407 E. John Sims Parkway. Info: 678-1298. History Sandwiched-In The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will hold a special History Sandwiched-In, "Bucky's Adventures," for children of all ages on June 15, at noon. Author Marjorie Cox Gray, along with fantasy illustrator Marlin Griffin, will take guests on an environmental and educational journey from Valparaiso to Pensacola. The lecture is free and open to the public. Bring a lunch. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Info: 678-2615. Kitten Extravaganza Save Our Cats and Kittens will hold its second annual Kitten Extravaganza Event June 16, from noon-5 p.m., at the shelter, 496 Carmel Drive, Fort Walton Beach. The shelter will have food, fun and feline festivities, as well as reduced pricing on adoptions for kittens and free adoptions for cats more than 5 years old. Info: 863-5756. 'Let's Get Batty' The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center will present "Let's Get Batty" with Dr. Holly Ober, wildlife specialist, on June 16, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Ober will talk about the varieties of bats found in Florida. Standard admission rates apply. Info: eowilsoncenter.org. Tennis Round Robin The Bluewater Bay Tennis Center will host a Round Robin for all skill leves on June 16, at 2:30 p.m., along with a pro-exhibition featuring Wil Spencer, a touring professional. The Round Robin and clinics for youth 12 and under will begin at 2:30 p.m. The pro-exhibition will begin at 5 p.m. Hamburgers, snacks and beverages will be included in a registration fee of $20/person, or $50/family. All donations will benefit construction of the Eagle Ram Tennis Facility for students and the community. Info: eagleramtennis.com, or 897-8010. Round-the-Bay Regatta The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club will host a Round-the-Bay Regatta on June 16 at the Bluewater Bay Marina. A valid PHRF or X-PHRF rating is required for each boat. Registration will be June 15, from 6-7 p.m., followed by a skippers meeting at 7 p.m. The first racer start will be at 9 a.m. on June 16. At 5 p.m., winners will be announced. Cost: $30, with a $5 credit to U.S. Sailing Members or members of a GYA club. The racing area will be on Choctawhatchee Bay. Info: Zack Kastl, 897-9729, or kastls1@cox.net. 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, 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. ADSO art camp The Arts and Design Society will offer "Kids' Fine Art Camp," June 1822 and July 16-20. Ages: 6-11 and 913. Cost: $60 per child, $50 for ADSO members. Pre-registration is required by June 15 for June sessions and July 13 for July sessions. Classes will be at the ADSO Art Center, 17 First St., SE, Fort Walton Beach. Info: 244-1271, or artsdesignsociety.org. Crazy Scientist 2 camp This camp is similar to Crazy Scientist 1, but different crazy activities are engaged in and observed, June 18-22, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Ages 7-15. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Ultimate Day Camp The Eglin Chapel will sponsor the Ultimate Day Camp, June 18-22, for children who have completed 1-6 grade. Cost: $70 for active duty children, $90 for non-active duty children. Registration is ongoing. To obtain a discount code, please call the chapel at 882-2111. Sailing lessons Emerald Coast Sailing Association will teach sailing lessons at the Fort Walton Yacht Club 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. Info: 862-7276, or george.goodall@ecsailing.com. Shalimar UMC VBS Shalimar United Methodist Church invites all 4 year olds through completed 5th graders to a Vacation Bible School, June 18-22, from 9 a.m.-noon. The theme will be "Transformed: Make a change with Jesus!" Kids of all ages will get involved with games, songs and activities. Registration is ongoing, with a $5 fee, which goes toward a Tshirt and supplies. Scholarships are available. Nursery will be available for all volunteers. Info: Susan McLain, children@shalimarumc.org, or 651-0721. Environmental Class Lessons in a variety of outdoor activities such as fresh and salt water fishing, bay fishing, boat safety, hunting skills and techniques for small game and deer, tree stand safety, training in GPS systems and Boat Smart certification will be offered as part of a new Environmental Education course at Northwest Florida State College. The course is open to adults of all ages, or to youth age 16 and older. Youth younger than 16 must have a parent or guardian enrolled in the course along with them. There will be two sessions, June 18-29 and July 9-20. The class will meet both sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $50. Info: NWFSC Continuing Education Division, 7296085. Co-ed basketball camp The Fort Walton Family YMCA will host a youth, co-ed basketball camp for ages 5-12, MondayWednesday, June 18-20. Camp is from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Fort Walton YMCA gym. Guest coach will be Holly McDaniel and the Fort Walton Beach Lady Vikings. Cost: $15/members and $40/non-members. Info: 863-9622. Volleyball camp A volleyball camp will be held in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym June 18-22, Monday-Friday, from 8-11:30 a.m. Girls grades 3-7. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Page B-3 File photoWinShape to take over NicevilleWinShape Camps will come to Niceville Baptist Church June 18-22, Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, 7:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Grades 1-6. The camp will offer sports, arts, Bible study and worship. Info: 678-4621, or winshapecamps.org. The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in NicevilleLEE MULLIS, MD Over 25 Years Experience National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon The Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office 15 Years Experience A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: CATARACTS DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville (850)678-5338930 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) King of the CourtsBASKETBALL CAMPHosted byJOHN RUNYONLocal basketball coach with 16 years coaching experience Located inRUCKEL GYMJune 25th-28th12:30-3:30 p.m. Open toBOYS & GIRLSAll skill levels entering 3rd-5th grade in 2012-13 school year.*ALL CAMPERS WILL RECEIVE A T-SHIRT AND PIZZA ON THE LAST DAY OF CAMP!* Camp is limited to the first 50 campers. Cost is $100.00 per camper. Checks payable to: King of the Courts Camp. Mail to 4433 Southminister Circle, Niceville, FL 32578 or Email to j.runyon@cox.net. QUESTIONS: Email or call (850) 502-9372. Camper s Name: __________________________________________ Camper s Grade (2012-13):_____________ Parents name(s):__ ________________________________ Contact number: __ _____________________________ Contact Email: _______________________________________________ Camper s Shirt Size: YS YM YL AS AMREGISTRATION FORM (Due by June 22) www.DiamondWorksJewelry.comPark Place Plaza, Next to Santa Rosa Mall 323 Page Bacon Rd., Mary Esther 850-244-5252 | Mike Tarbuck, Jeweler-OwnerJEWELRY REPAIR NEXT DAY SERVICE REMOUNTS CUSTOM DESIGN Diamond Worksinc. Loveis...the sparkle you put in her life

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Special to the Beacon The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College, in partnership with the AmeriCorps program, coordinated field trips to Choctawhatchee Bay for students to plant native vegetation that they grew in their schools. CBAs Grasses in Classes program is a hands-on, environmental education project that gives students a direct role in the restoration of Choctawhatchee Bay. CBA provides teachers in Okaloosa and Walton Counties the equipment and materials required to grow shoreline grasses at their schools. Students receive monthly CBA education from AmeriCorps members of the role of shoreline grasses in preventing erosion and providing critical habitat, while they tend the salt marsh nurseries, growing native plants at their schools. Periodically, the plants are split to increase the nursery stock. There are 4,500 plants that will be planted along the shore in Choctawhatchee Bay. Now that the plants are mature, students are planting their them at one of CBAs permitted living shoreline projects in Choctawhatchee Bay. "It is great to see local kids participate in restoring critical habitat in Choctawhatchee Bay," said Alison McDowell, CBA Grant Coordinator. "The kids are not only learning sunshine state science curriculum throughout this process, but they are also learning to be environmental stewards to our bay. This is a lesson they can take with them throughout their entire life." Funding for CBAs Grasses in Classes Program is provided by various partnerships and grants coordinated by CBA. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 CHURCH DIRECTORY Gamma Epsilon presents RitualGamma Epsilon Masters Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its luncheon and meeting at the home of Angela Budden in Niceville. Susan Velter, pictured, was given the Exemplar Ritual by Doris Olig and Eunice Whitman. Courtesy photo Special to the Beacon The Flying Needles Quilt Guild recently gained 11 new honorary members, all of whom are juniors at Collegiate High School of Northwest Florida Sate College. The students participated in a "Quick Quilts for Kids," a workshop presented by members of the Guild as part of a mini-semester educational experience offered at the end of the school year. Five members of the guild spent the week working with a group of Collegiate students. "We only had 11 students in the class, but they managed to complete 15 quilts in just six days," said Sharon Jacobs, guild member and one of the course leaders. The completed quilts will be donated to various local children's charities and youth endeavors. As a parting gift, each student received handmade tote bags, and they were also made honorary members of the guild. The Flying Needles Quilt Guild has 100 members. Those who led the Collegiate High School class included Emily Jacobs, Sharon Jacobs and Kim Colpitts, of Niceville; Ruth Johnson of Freeport; and Nancy Kramer of Bluewater Bay. Fifth graders plant shoreline grasses Courtesy photo Students from Riverside Elementary, Crestview, plant smooth cord grass at a living shoreline site on Choctawhatchee Bay near Lake Pippin. Shelter House receives fundsSammie Davis, left, and Joann Dunnam from Twin Cities Woman's Club presented a club donation of $500 to Joann Labbi, center, of Shelter House, Inc., a Northwest Florida domestic violence center. Courtesy photo Garden Club receives money to beautifyThe Bluewater Bay Garden Club donated $500 to plant beautification toward the New Extension Center in Crestview. Larry Williams was present at the meeting to accept the check by Garden Club President Jan Luckett. Courtesy photoPage B-4 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 THEBAYBEACONStudents sew quilts for kidsMentors from the Flying Needles Quit Guild and Collegiate High School students display 15 quilts the students completed to donate to children's charities. Front row, from left: Mia Vertudez, Amber Phillips, Alex McDuffie, Morgan Mondragon. Second row: Kayla Minkler, Olivia Davies. Third row: Madisan Johnson, Jenise Russell and Kerrie York. Courtesy photo Courtesy photoChurch, club team-up for clean-upFirst Baptist Church of Niceville and the Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club teamed up on May 18 to help an elderly Niceville re sident clean out her house for a home renovation. 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 First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm St. Paul Lutheran & PreschoolSunday Services 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. 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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Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Elks Lodge pays tributeThe Twin Cities Elks Lodge #2747 recently paid tribute to the community services personnel of Niceville, Valparaiso and Okaloosa County. An engraved desk clock was presented to Okaloosa County EMS Division, Matthew Constable; Valparaiso Fire Department, Capt. Aaron Robertson; Valparaiso Police Department, Kimberly J. Coone; and Sgt. Stephen Spinella from the Niceville Police Department. Courtesy photoThe following blood drives will be sponsored in June by Northwest Florida Blood Services.Wednesday, June 13:Hurlburt Medical Group, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Thursday, June 14:Hurlburt 373 TRS/DET 7, 419 Cody Ave., 8 a.m.-noon.Sunday, June 17:Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church, 1028 White Point Road, Niceville, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.Monday, June 18:Twin Cities Hospital, 9 a.m.2 p.m.Tuesday, June 19:Hurlburt Lockheed Martin/19th SOS, 589 Independence Road, noon-4 p.m.Thursday, June 21:Eglin Hospital, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.Friday, June 22:Eglin 46 OSS, 401 Barrancas Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Sunday, June 24:Niceville Assembly of God, 108 Highway 85 North, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.Tuesday, June 26:Eglin 96 CEG, 501 S. Deleon St., Building 696, 10 a.m.3 p.m.Wednesday, June 27:Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 S. Partin Drive, 3-8 p.m.Thursday, June 28:Hurlburt Building One, 100 Bartley St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Blood DrivesWednesday, June 13, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Newspaper Delivery Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Newspaper Reporter The Bay Beacon has an opening for a fulltime reporter. The job requires a hardworking, self-starting, organized journalist with high standards for accuracy, the ability to meet deadlines, a nose for news, and concern for readers. Some evening and occasional weekend work. Paid holidays, paid vacation, IRA plan. Applicants should have reporting experience. Apply at the Beacon s office 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. Bring copies of samples of your written work. Companion/Caregiver Needed for elderly woman in Niceville while family is at work. Flexible part-time hours, 10-15 per week, preferably mornings and possibly a Saturday once in a while. I need light housekeeping, errands and help with preparing meals. Call 850-8975706 if interested. Part-Time washer/dryer tech needed. Retired military encouraged to apply. Call 915-4905895 or email Fiesta1@flash.net 3-Bdrm, 2-Bath house in Niceville, Garage, $1200, 678-2324 or 830-7879. We pay the most for gold, diamonds and jewelry. 700 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, 850-974-2462, Tom. Texas! Are you from Texas? Have relative or friends from Texas? Do you suppose they would like to pay less for their electricity? Possibly get it for free? Call 850699-9379 for details. 2006 Airstream Classic Travel Trailer. Barely used. Less than 4000 miles. Price $38,900. Detail/photo gallery available at www.multilist.com. Listing #152126. Call 850-5466296. Caregiver services offered. Experienced with Alzheimers/ dementia. Medical background. Full or part-time. 333-2053 or 835-3185. Moving Sale: Furniture, household goods. June 16, 2012. 7:30-11:00. 3790 Peachtreeway, Niceville, Florida. 117B Azalea Drive, Niceville. Saturday 6/16, 7-1, furniture, clothing, miscellaneous. Street yard sale on St. Thomas Cove. Saturday, June 16, 7am-11am. Looking for good deals? Check the classified section every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. Services Jewelry Miscellaneous Homes for Rent Yard Sales Travel Trailers Help Wanted Help Wanted CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! BEACONNEWSPAPERS1181 E. 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Page B-6 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992AMVETS elect new officersElections for new officers were recently held at the AMVETS Post 78 in Valparaiso. The following people were elected: Commander, Carl Woods; First Vice, Ann Olszewski; Second Vice, Mark Sarka; Finance Officer, Jason Lynch; Judge Advocate, Doc Ritter; Chairman of Trustees, Rick McKern. Two year trustees: Andrew Chapman, Margie Havens, Lori Phillips. Provost Marshall, Brian Saul. AMVETS 78 is located at 910 Valastics Ave., and meets every third Monday at 7 p.m. Niceville High Latin students rack up medals Forty-four Niceville High School students received recognition from the American Classical League for their performance on the 2012 National Latin Exam. Niceville Latin students garnered eight gold medals (Summa Cum Laude), 15 silver medals (Maxima Cum Laude), 10 Magna Cum Laude Certificates and 11 Cum Laude Certificates. Pictured are 26 of the 44 award winners. Courtesy photo Courtesy photoEdge takes home second at BowlEdge Elementary School competed in the 2012 Tech Bowl, held at the Niceville Community Center, and placed second in their division of the competition. The team, from left: Mackenzie Ballasch, Coach Terri Murphy, Jacob Oliver and Ryan Mathewson. Join us for a FREE seminar:No more Pills, No more Pain. New incisionless EsophyX TIF procedure.Thursday, June 21 @ 5:30 p.m. Marketing Classroom, located at 127 E. Redstone Ave., Ste. C, Crestview, FL on North Okaloosa Medical Centers main campus. RSVP by calling 850-398-8605Suffering fromReflux or CALL ME TODAY.Plan for the unexpected when youre healthy. Frank Walker, Agent 1189 John Sims Parkway E Niceville, FL 32578 Bus: 850-678-7878 frank.walker.uynd@statefarm.com om.cmarfetatynd@s.ueralk.wfrank : 850-678-7878 Bus FL 32578 villeeNic y Eawkarims P 1189 John S entg, Aeralkank WrF a e F tat e S seh w t o e hk m sA c te o pr na c st uc do pr htla he e r g, o ll e i m co e u b o f yu i oy w o t el ab un e ar d an de ur jniecnaru ins yt ili basi dansur n i emocn i al tipso hec ansur n i al tnemelp sup rm at t :kro w ec l A autu m M ra e F tatS olB 1.9931011 yc ansur n i e ar c mret-gno l ,robhgie d n o e a go kiL .ereh s trm i a te F atS. Y A AY DO E TL M LACnapmo e C cnarusn e I libomotu L I not ng imoo e 850-863-2153F o rt W alto n D estin Nice villeCo mpr eh en siv e O rth o p aedic Car e General Orthopaedics Total Joint Revision Sports Medicine General Podiatry Arthritis Prevention & Care Bone Density Scanning Complete Spine Care Total Joint Reconstruction Minimal Invasive Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery Full Body MRI Physical TherapyTh eo d o r e I. Mace y M DOrthopaedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Joint ReplacementAll major insurance accepted, including Tricare Eight Board Certified Physicians 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) DR. AMANDA BRENCI, O.D. Board Certified Optometrist (850) 678-8876Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18Happy Fathers Day!~ June 17, 2012 ~Dr. Brenci offers full comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages. Schedule an appointment today!EYEWEARUNLIMITEDGLASSES FOR FATHERS DAYThe Gift of Sight sunglasses or everyday wear Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience | 678-0099 678-6211 IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970-Great mens selection -Gift certificates available -Bring him in & pick them out -We can make them for Fathers Day! Area bank donates to Fisher HouseBeach Community Bank chose the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast to support during May for their "We Love Community" program. During the month, employees raised $370 for FHEC through Jean's Day. They also collected a donation from the community of toiletries that will be used by the guests staying there. The FHEC provides a home, free of charge, for military families when a member of the family is undergoing medical treatment at a local facility. Courtesy photo



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By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer The candidate lineup is now set for the Aug. 14 and Nov. 6 elections. Thirteen candidates representing the Twin Cities area were unopposed. The four-day qualifying period for congressional, state, county and local elective offices ended Friday. Five candidates won state or county office unopposed. They are: —Matt Gaetz, R., re-elected District 4 State Representative. —Don Howard, R., re-elected Okaloosa County Clerk of Court. —Pete Smith, R., re-elected Okaloosa County Property Appraiser. —Paul Lux, R., re-elected Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections. —Dewey Destin, elected District 2 school board member. In the Twin Cities area, eight fire district and special district candidates won seats without opposition. They are: —Judy Griffin, Group 1 Bluewater MSBU. —Joan McCarthy, Group 2 Bluewater MSBU. —Michael Marcolongo, Group 1 East Niceville Fire District. —Matthew F. Schwab, Group 3 East Niceville Fire District. —Steven Strait, Group 1 North Bay Fire District. —James Boswell, Group 3 North Bay Fire District. Please see BALLOT, page A-3 Please see SEWAGE, page A-5By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer The regional sewer board Friday adopted an annual budget 15 percent higher than that of the previous year. The board also voted to shorten its name to reflect the fact that Okaloosa County is no longer an owner. The four-member board, with two members each from the cities of Niceville and Valparaiso, unanimously agreed to rename the governing body as the Niceville-Valparaiso Regional Sewer Board. Since its founding in the early 1980s to operate Thursday, 1 p.m. Twin Cities Seniors will meet at 268 Grandview Ave., in Valparaiso. An entree will be provided; please bring a covered dish to share. Seniors ages 50 and older are welcome. Info: 678-4346. Thursday, 7 p.m. Children in Crisis will present "Dancing with Desire" at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The event will feature celebrity dancers from past and present seasons of "Dancing with the Stars." A portion of proceeds will benefit CIC. Cost: Ranges from $30 to $100. Tickets: 864-4242. Friday, noon The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will hold a special History Sandwiched-In for children, featuring "Bucky's Adventures." Author Marjorie Cox Gray, along with fantasy illustrator Marlin Griffin, will teach children about nature and marine life along the gulf coast. Bring a lunch. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Info: 678-2615. Friday, 7:30 p.m. "A Summer Evening with Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Niceville. Area students, choral organizations and music educators will present a program of music by Mozart. Musical selections will include the Clarinet Concerto in A, Laudate Dominum, Ave Verum and more. Free Info: 678-1298. Calendar, B-3Valp. hikes dog fines, eyes utility rate boostsBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer If your dog bites someone in Valparaiso, you'd better have $500 to pay the fine. By a 3-2 vote Monday night, Valparaiso city commissioners passed an ordinance that boosts fivefold, to $500, the fine for so-called bad dogs that bite without provocation. The ordinance, which applies to cats as well, also does away with progressive penalty requirements that previously allowed a couple of warnings before fines were levied, starting at $50 and topping out at $100. In other business, commissioners tabled until next Monday two resolutions that would steeply raise water and sewer rates. T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 50¢14 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Please see FINES, page A-2 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 COMING UP 13 candidates unopposed on ballot Beacon photos by Del LessardHundreds of police, sheriff's deputies, firefighters, school administrators, EMS and other emergency workers converged on Niceville High School Friday morning to practice responding to a Columbine-like mass-shooting event. Funded by a $25,000 federal grant, the exercise was the first to test coordination among so many agencies locally. Above, a student 'shooting' victim covered in fake blood is helped from the building. Right, officers approach the school entrance.'Active shooter' drill at NHSBluewater man is Democratic delegateBy Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer A Bluewater Bay man has been named a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which is expected to nominate President Barack Obama as the party's presidential candidate Sept. 5. Jerry Mallory, Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee Chair, was named one of Florida's 300 national convention delegates during the party's state convention in Tampa June 1-3. "I hadn't submitted an application to be considered Board sees 15% cost hike for sewage treatment Jerry Mallory Please see DELEGATE, page A-2 Development gains on SR 20 in SeminoleBridge highway boosts trafficBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Commercial real estate development has picked up in Seminole since the Mid-Bay Bridge bypass opened last year, increasing traffic on State Road 20, east of White Point Road. In October, Stubbs Orthodontics plans to open a 3,000-square-foot office building now under construction on the north side of State Road 20 in Seminole. Across the recently four-laned state highway from the Stubbs site, land has been cleared for a 33,000-square-foot retail and office project called Pineapple Plaza. A block or so further east, a 9,026-square-foot stand-alone Dollar General store opened last month, doubling the size of its previous site in a small shopping center, also in Seminole. Zack Stubbs, who is the husband and office manager of orthodontist Casi Stubbs, said the couple always planned to have a stand-alone building for the practice. Since opening in July 2008, the office has been located in leased space in a Bluewater Bay building it shares with other users. Squirrel trips power to 4,900A squirrel that ran across a lightning arrestor caused a power outage in Niceville that cut power to 4,900 customers in the Niceville area east of Palm Boulevard starting at 8:19 a.m. yesterday, according to Gulf Power spokesman Jeff Rogers. By 9:07 a.m., power had been restored to nearly half of the customers. Above, Niceville police directed power at five stoplights on John Sims Parkway, including the light in front of Walmart. Beacon photo by Del Lessard Please see SEMINOLE, page A-2 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992

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Mallory, 77, said a state party official informed him that he was eligible to run as one of Florida's 24 unpledged delegates, or "superdelegates," because of his position as the county chair. Superdelegate billets are reserved for elected officials and party leaders. The convention will be held Sept. 4-6 in Charlotte, N.C. Mallory said he has always been a registered Democrat. He said that after his retirement from the Air Force in 1985, he became more active in party politics. He also has business experience. Mallory said that being an advocate for the two-party system is his "avocation" in Republican-dominated Okaloosa County. "After we moved here from Colorado in 2006, my wife and I became active in the local Democratic Party," he said. "Joining the Okaloosa Democrats seemed natural and a way to meet like-minded citizens." Seven Okaloosa County Democrats attended the state convention as delegates, but Mallory was the only one elected a national delegate. This will be his first national convention. Because Obama is unopposed for the Democratic presidential nomination, the main goal of the three-day 2012 national convention, Mallory said, is to set the party platform. Obama is expected to accept the Democratic nomination Sept. 6. The Republican National Convention will be held Aug. 27 to 30, in Tampa. In May, some Democratic activists proposed moving the Democratic convention out of North Carolina, because of the state's overwhelming approval of a referendum banning same-sex marriages and civil unions in the state. More than 30,000 people signed an online petition to move the event to another state, but because of the amount of planning that went into the convention, it was not moved. Mallory said he had "no comment" about the petition to move the convention. As a delegate, Mallory is sworn to support the party ticket, he said. He said he believes Vice President Joe Biden will receive the party's vice presidential nomination. With 300 delegates, Mallory said, Florida will field the third largest delegation, behind New York with 384, and California with 610. The Democratic National Committee has stated that this is going to be the "the most open and accessible convention in history." The committee hopes the convention will also increase the influence of the grassroots and empower Americans to become more involved in the political process, Mallory said. DELEGATEFrom page A-1 The couple saw an opportunity, Zack Stubbs said, when the Mid-Bay Bridge constructed a new connector road at the east end of Seminole and four-laned State Road 20 between White Point Road and the new overpass. Much of the local traffic over the Mid-Bay Bridge between Niceville and Destin now travels through Seminole. The new location will see more traffic, Stubbs said, and will still be close to the original business in Bluewater Bay and therefore convenient for their existing customers. On the south side of State Road 20, across from the Stubbs construction, land was recently cleared between Pine Street and Cedar Street for the retail and commercial development Pineapple Plaza. The project was approved by Okaloosa County in January 2010. It will include two buildings with a total of 33,000 square feet of retail and office space, according to Elliot Kampert, head of Okaloosa County Growth Management. Because of the downturn in the economy, the state granted delays to approved development projects, including this one, beyond the normal one-year deadline to begin development, Kampert said. The owner of the property, John D. Stallworth, said he plans to initially build a 7,500-squarefoot building on the property and move North Bay Hardware into it by the end of this year. Stallworth is part owner of the hardware store that has been a fixture in Seminole for decades. He said the move will increase the size of the store and improve parking and access. The current store is located a few blocks east on State Road 20, closer to the bridge connector intersection. Stallworth said customers have complained about access and egress as a result of the fourlaning of SR 20, which took away some parking and restricts departing customers to left turns only. Stallworth said the highway widening and sidewalks have made the Seminole area more attractive for businesses. As the economy improves he said he hopes to build out the remaining commercial space to suit potential commercial businesses. SEMINOLEFrom page A-1 This 3,000-square-foot building on the north side of Highway 20 in Seminole is expected to open as an orthdontist's office in October. Across the street, a small shopping center is planned. Beacon photo by Del LessardThe proposed water and sewer rate hikes requested Monday by water and sewer commissioner Heyward Strong would add a total of $11.66 to the monthly bill of a residential customer using 7,000 gallons of water per month. The proposed rate hikes would also come on top of sharp rate hikes enacted last year to help pay the city's share of a multi-milliondollar upgrade to the regional sewer treatment plant in Niceville. Strong told fellow commissioners the rate hikes were needed immediately because the city had under-budgeted estimated sewer charges for sewage going to the regional sewer plant. Strong said a new meter installed to measure the amount of sewage flowing from Valparaiso to the regional sewer treatment plant showed the city had been underestimating the amount of sewage it generates. The difference would result in an estimated $25,000 to $30,000 shortfall for the remainder of the budget year, he said. The rate hike, Strong said, was also needed to pay for increased operational costs expected when a multi-million dollar upgrade to the regional sewer treatment plant. That upgrade won't come on line until the end of 2012. Commissioners Kay Hamilton and Joe Morgan both raised objections to an immediate rate hike, asking for more statistics before reaching a decision. Public Works Director James Vanlandingham told commissioners that the city's water and sewer rates would still be lower than similar rates in Niceville and Fort Walton Beach, but he was unable to answer Morgan on how much water the average city resident uses per month. Resolution 07-06-11-12 would increase the residential base rate for all water customers for the first 3,000 gallons of water, from $9.75 per month to $11.50, an 18 percent increase. Water rates above the first 3,000 gallons would remain unchanged. Commercial customers would see a $1.85 rate increase on the first 3,000 gallons to $12.10, with no other increases in the cost of additional water. Resolution 08-06-11-12 would increase the base rate for sewer customers an additional $3, from $17.85 to $20.85, for the first 4,000 gallons of water. For each additional 1,000 gallons Valparaiso single-family-residential customers would pay $4.50 per 1,000 gallons, up $1.95 per thousand from the current $2.55 per thousand rate. Morgan said he wanted more information on the rate structure to see whether the burden of the rate hike was being equally shared by heavy water users. Together the two resolutions would mean a customer who uses 7,000 gallons of water per month—the average use in neighboring Niceville—would pay an additional $3 per month for water and an additional $8.85 per month for sewer service. The city of Valparaiso also levies a 10 percent administrative charge on utilities raising the sewer increase to $9.74. Commercial, multi-family residential and other users would see similar increases in rate hikes. By a 4-1 vote, with Strong dissenting, commissioners tabled a vote on the proposed water and sewer rate hikes until June 18, at 6 p.m., when the commission is scheduled to hold a budget workshop. In other business, commissioners: —Approved rules for TJ Brooks Park. The new rules are similar to rules at other city parks—no alcohol allowed, no open fires, no glass containers, no overnight camping. But TJ Brooks is different in that dogs will be allowed in an area set aside for pets. The park recently added a third pavilion, a bathroom and a fenced area for dogs. —Authorized an offer of $45,000 to settle a lawsuit filed against the city by Anthony Bradley. The offer is good until noon Wednesday, June 13. Bradley sued the city in April 2009, in an attempt to stop the city’s ongoing lawsuit time against the U.S. Air Force, regarding requests from the city to the Air Force seeking information about plans to fly F-35 fighter jets over Valparaiso. Bradley’s suit alleged that the city violated Florida’s sunshine law when making its decision to sue the Air Force. The city eventually settled its suit with the Air Force. —Honored Lois Davis, a city clerk who has worked for the city for 26 years taking minutes at the city commission meetings. Mayor Bruce Arnold presented Davis with a vase filled with cut flowers. FINESFrom page A-1

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—Lee Wetzell, Group 4 North Bay Fire District. —David Scholl, Group 5 North Bay Fire District. A number of other Okaloosa County contests will be decided Aug. 14, during an open, or universal primary. Because the candidates are all from one party, the Republican Party, the following county contests will be decided in a universal primary Aug. 14 open to all registered voters regardless of party affiliation: sheriff, tax collector, superintendent of schools, and District 3 and District 5 Okaloosa County Commission. In a universal primary, the winner only needs a plurality to win, according to Paul Lux, Supervisor of Elections for the county. Following is a list of universal primary races. Okaloosa County Sheriff —Larry Ashley, Shalimar (incumbent). —A. Sheridan Lowrey II, Santa Rosa Beach. —Steven Menchel, Destin. —Tony R. Taylor, Fort Walton Beach. Okaloosa County Tax Collector —Ben Anderson, Fort Walton Beach (incumbent). —Bill Roberts, Fort Walton Beach. Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools —Alexis Tibbetts, Shalimar (incumbent). —Mary Beth Jackson, Baker. District 3 Okaloosa County Commission —Clint Aden, Fort Walton Beach. —Nathan Boyles, Holt. —Dennis Reeves, Fort Walton Beach. —Bill Smith, Niceville. District 5 Okaloosa County Commission —Felix Beukenkamp, Niceville. —Joe Fagundes, Niceville. —Larry Hines, Destin. —Kelly Windes, Destin. The race for District 1 Okaloosa County Commission is the only county contest in which candidates are from different political parties, but only one from each party. As a result, this contest will go before voters on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, skipping a primary, according to Lux. The District 1 Okaloosa CountyCommission candidates are: —Ron Connor, Crestview, the lone Democrat candidate for county office. —Wayne Harris, Crestview, R. (incumbent). Locally, three seats on the Bluewater Bay MSBU drew two candidates each and will therefore appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, Lux said. All the candidates live in Bluewater Bay. They are: Group 3 Bluewater MSBU —Joseph H. Bowers. —Doug Burgess. Group 4 Bluewater MSBU —Robert Jellison. —Debbie Stretch. Group 5 Bluewater MSBU —Dale Blanchard. —Stanley Richard Martin. One seat is also being contested in the East Niceville Fire District The two candidates who qualified to be on the Nov. 6 ballot were: —Leonard W. Martin (incumbent). —Tricia Brunson. State and federal ballot Qualifying for other state or federal elections of local interest were: District 1 State Sen. Don Gaetz and District 2 State Sen. Greg Evers, both Republicans who live in Okaloosa County, will next appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. Each incumbent drew a no-party, or write-in challenger. Richard Harrison, no party affiliation, qualified to challenge Gaetz, while Joshua W. Hartigan qualified as a write-in candidate to challenge Evers. Incumbent District 1 Congressman Jeff Miller also gets to bypass the Aug. 14 primary and move to the November ballot where he will face Democrat Jim Bryan, of Laurel Hill, Libertarian Calen Fretts, of Valparaiso, and write-in candidate William Cleave Drummond II. On Aug. 14, Democratic and Republican voters will choose their party's candidates for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. The winner of each primary will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. In addition to Nelson, Democrat Glenn A. Burkett qualified last week. Vying for the Republican nomination Aug. 14 are George LeMieux, Connie Mack, Deon Long, Mike McCalister, Marielena Stuart and Dave Weldon. By Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Shrimper Derek Williams has pulled up a lot of strange items in his nets over the years. But perhaps none as surprising as the artificial leg he snagged the other day. Hoisting his net from the bottom of Choctawhatchee Bay between Shalimar and Destin at 2 a.m. Thursday, Williams, a Valparaiso-based captain, spotted the prosthetic device as it rose to the surface. For a few alarming moments, he said, "I thought I had somebody in there—a drowned person." One other crewman was aboard the 55-foot trawler Michele Dawn when Williams made his discovery. "A thing like that will make you nervous," he said. The fiberglass leg did not appear to have been in the water very long. There were no signs of barnacles or other marine growth on it. The device gave some clues about the owner. The upper part bore the initials UK and the image of a wildcat, so the owner may be a fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Fred Robinson Jr., 49, of Crestview, picked up his lost leg Monday. He told the Beacon it fell off when he took a swim at the south end of Boggy Bayou during the Memorial Day weekend. Fortunately he had a spare. Robinson lost his real leg about four years ago in an industrial accident in Boston. Now reunited with his primary prosthetic, which cost about $30,000, he said he hopes to get it back in operation with a little oil on the joints where some rust has appeared. Williams, a shrimper for 22 years, said that he has pulled outhouses, lawn furniture and even parts of docks out of the bay, but this was his first leg. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 BOAT INSURANCE Call or stop by for a free quote. Frances Faille (850) 678-5642409 John Sims Pkwy., Ste. 1 Niceville francesfaille@allstate.comActual costs will vary and may depend on coverages selected. Subject to availability and qualifications. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL. 2010 Allstate Insurance Company.I can help you protect your boat and everyone you tow. All for about $24 a month. From inboards to outboards, jet skis to pontoons, no one protects boaters like Allstate. 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They were released from the scene by 5:25 p.m. Damage, estimated at $15,000, was limited primarily to the living room, he said. Miller said the house had been vacant for about two years and the interior appeared to be undergoing renovation. According to Okaloosa County Property Appraiser's records, the owners were listed as P. Williams and Robert S. Allen. Because a cause for the fire could not be immediately determined, the investigation was turned over to the State Fire Marshal, the chief said Monday. Firefighters from North Bay, Niceville, East Niceville and Destin fire departments responded to the fire. Shrimper nets an artifical legReturns it to a grateful owner Shrimp boat captain Derek Williams feared he'd netted a drowning victim when he saw this artificial leg poking out of his shrimp net early Thursday morning.

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Page A-4 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Summer Camps at bricks 4 Kidz NICEVILLE915 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville | Across the street from Niceville High School Baseball field | 850-290-2350 Hobby Shop and Hobby Shop and ACERAMICSTUDIOJoin us this summer every Thursday forPIZZA & DRINK*6pm-8pmCall for your reservation 758-1446*with store purchase of $7 or moreFREE! Summer Programs • Glass WorkshopsTues., Wed., Thurs. • 10am-8pm Fri. & Sat. • 10 am-9pm PAINT & CREATE 256 Chicago Ave.Valparaiso Freedom to LIVE All the fun, none of the hassles of wnership. Full access to hundreds of boats. Membership privileges at over 62 locations in the U.S.www.FreedomBoatClub.com OPEN HOUSE Sun, June 17th, 2012 12:00pm … 6:00pmBluewater Bay Marina, 290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville, FLFood, Fun, and Boat Rides. Freedom to w o n k u o Y Yo LIVE Freedom to a ad w D t a h w w LIVEts: n Fathers Day OPEN HOUSE n o i t a c o l r e b m e M acce acce l l ul ul F F n w f e h t l l A Freedom to Fathers Day OPEN HOUSE .S. U e h t in s n er v o t a es g le i v i r p p i h s r a a o o b b f f o o s s d d e e r r d d n n u u h h o o t t s s s s e e p i h s r e n les s s ha e h t f o e n o n un, f fu LIVE Freedom to 62 er ts. ts a a f o lesLIVE Fathers Daynd FLF d F, e l il v e ic N D b u l C t h c a Y Ya 290 M y a B er t a w e u l Bm … 6:00 p 12:00 une 17th, 2012 J un, S Fathers Dayt FLB, e v i r D a, n i r a Mm p m … 6:00 une 17th, 2012 es id R nd a un, F d o o F t a o B Expires 07/30/12. Expires 07/30/12.Expires 07/30/12. ShopLocally ShopLocally Discover A Fiesta Of Flavor. South Of The Border Style.PREPARED FRESH DAILY! HOMEMADE AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD EVERY NIGHT SPECIALSFREE DRINK REFILLS DINE-IN • CARRY OUT • 729-1127Open 7 Days a Week! Mon.-Sun. 11 am-2 pm 5 pm-10 pm Parkway Shopping Center, NicevilleSUNDAY, JUNE 17 Bring your father in for10%OFFNiceville location only. Not valid with any other offers.YOUR TOTAL BILL Get a PUNCH CARD!Buy 7 Meals, Get the 7thONE FREE! CUSTOMERAPPRECIATION Saturday,June16Noon-4:00p.m. Sunset Cafe Sunset Cafe Fun for everyone! 318 Valparaiso Pkwy. • Valparaiso, FL (formerly the Old Mexico Building)(850) 678-2127Tue.-Fri. 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Closed Mondays Register to win PRIZES!PLUS! Baked Beans, Potato Salad & ChipsHAMBURGER $450HOT DOG $350 (with all the fixin s) (with all the fixin s) FREEDRINKS! We’ll have aBOUNCEHOUSEfor the kids The most reasonable prices on parts & laborA/CCheck..................FREE! A/CService................$1995CV Axle........................$15000 5% DISCOUNTON PARTS & LABORPlease present coupon at time of service to receive discount. Discount applies to pre-tax invoice total. Excludes any taxes/fees. Excludes tires & related services. Exp: 07/13/12 + R134aper side MV81949from FULL SERVICE AUTO SHOPCall Today! 279-4270207 John Sims Pkwy. • Niceville • Next door to KFC $99$399$299850.279.6787 Mon.-Fri. 10:30-7 • Sat. 10-5 Closed Sunday FREEPillow, FREEFrame or FREEDelivery!with $699 or more purchase ALLERGY FREE All Natural The Cleanest, Healthiest, Freshest & Purest Mattress You Will Ever Own! 440 John Sims Pkwy  NICEVILLE 100% NATURAL LATEX BY RESTONICMILITARY & VETERAN DISCOUNT $399Full or Queen 8” firm Memory Compare to Tempurpedic at Less Than 1/2 The Price! Comes with Full 10 year warranty $599Queen 10” w/ Memory & LatexComes with Full 10 year warranty Twin Sets starting at Memory Foam Sets Queen Size starting at Jumbo Pillow Top Sets Queen or Full Size starting at HAIR OF THE DOG537B Valparaiso Pkwy. • Valparaiso 10%Active MilitaryCheck out our BATH PRICES! Check out our BATH PRICES!P ETS A L O N 10%OFFSummer Shave DownsWith this ad • Expires 6/30/12678-6576 • Family owned & operated • 19 year experience in Valparaiso • All breed grooming, small or large • Specializing in older dogs Watch our Facebook page for our next photo contest DISCOUNT A cc e p ti n g Qu alit y C o n sig n m e n tsCall for an appointment: (850) 897-1083 HUGESidewalk SaleSaturday, June 30A portion of the proceeds will go to charitywww.bluewaterconsign.comMon-12-5 | Tues-Thurs 10-5 | Fri 10-5:30 | Sat 12-5 4400 East Highway 20 # 211 | Bluewater Bay

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THEBAYBEACONWednesday, June 13, 2012 Page A-5 a regional sewage-treatment plant in Niceville, the governing body had served three local entities and was known as the Niceville, Valparaiso, Okaloosa County Regional Sewer Board. The regional utility treats sewage from the two cities, and the unincorporated areas of Niceville, including large areas of east Niceville and all of Bluewater Bay, Seminole and adjacent areas east of Rocky Bayou. In April, Okaloosa County sold its 36.4-percent share of the utility to the city of Niceville in return for the city assuming plant-upgrade costs of about $2.3 million. The deal gives Niceville majority ownership at 80 percent, although board membership is split 5050 with Valparaiso. Niceville's continued growth means the city needs more treatment capacity. The county, on the other hand, in the next few years plans to send sewage from the Bluewater Bay area to its new south-county treatment plant in Fort Walton Beach. Until then, the county will continue to use the 3.35-milliongallon-a-day Niceville plant as a customer, not an owner. The sewer board Friday also approved an annual budget for the fiscal year that will begin July 1, of $2,125,029, up 15 percent from the previous budget of $1,848,285. The new budget includes money for a 2 percent acrossthe-board cost-of-living increase, and a 1 percent merit pay hike, at the manager's discretion. The pay increases amount to about $15,500. Among the major increases in the new budget is $100,000 in costs for new chemicals to be used when a $5 million plant upgrade, to be completed near the end of 2012, switches the plant to a different technology process for treating sewage. The budget also projects a 10 percent increase for electricity costs. The new budget also includes a first-ever cost of $102,000 for an expected annual lease payment to Eglin for sprayfield land north of Niceville, used to dispose of treated sewer effluent from the treatment plant. For the previous 30 years, the utility was able to use the Air Force land for free. Lannie Corbin, Niceville's city manager and a member of the sewer board, asked the sewer plant manager Rick Helms to look at the cost of taking over sprayfield maintenance. For the past several years, the utility has used a contractor to maintain the sprayfields, planting and harvesting hay that is grown to absorb nutrients from the effluent. That cost is growing from $116,500 to nearly $119,000 in the new fiscal year that starts July 1. Several years ago the utility's own workers—and later the city of Niceville—maintained the sprayfields but ran into difficulties keeping the grass fields healthy enough to absorb sufficient nutrients to prevent them from getting into the groundwater. The problems resulted in costly pollution fines levied by state environmental authorities. SEWAGEFrom page A-1 Bluewater Bay Resort isReady for SUMMER! A junior 15 years old or younger canPLAYFREEOF CHARGE if accompanied by a paying adult all summer long!*Call 850 897 3241 for tee times2000 Bluewater Blvd., Niceville*only one junior per playing adult may play free specials not valid with any other specials. GOLF MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLENo Enrollment Fees. ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY$3000+ taxanytime of the day. Call 850 897 3241 for tee times2000 Bluewater Blvd., Niceville 902 C Palm Blvd. S ~ (Near Subway) ~ Office: (850) 678-5498 Toll Free: (866) 678-5498 ~ Fax: (850) 678-6705  Residential ~ Commercial  New Construction  Property Management  Vacation Rentals  Military Relocation Specialists Come let us help you find your piece of paradise! Celebrating 7 years of serving the Niceville area! Stacey Driver Top Sales Agent May 2012 Bobbie Housand Top Listing Agent May 2012 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than onethird of adults ages 65 and older fall each year. Hometown Contractors can improve safety in one of the most accident-prone rooms in the house — the bathroom. “As we age, we slowly start to lose our balance and have a hard time climbing in and out of a typical bathtub, which is how a majority of bathroom falls occur,” said Brandon Irwin of Hometown Contractors. Small changes to the bathroom, such as a walk-in tub or walk-in shower, can create a safer environment for the older members of a household. “Walk-in tubs are designed to provide individuals with a safer, more convenient and comfortable bathing experience,” Irwin added. “You never need to step over the side of the tub.” Hometown Contractors carries one of the most popular walk-in tub models, which features hydrotherapy air jets that can increase circulation, strengthen the immune system, lower blood pressure and improve sleep. They also can be used to treat arthritis, infection, inflammation, fibromyalgia, back, hip and knee pain. John Yanora of Fort Walton Beach shared this after having a walk-in tub installed by Hometown Contractors: “I have a brand new walk-in tub, and I could not be more satisfied with your product. I had thought about a walk-in tub for the last two years after seeing advertisements on TV, but figured I could never afford one. At 80 years old, and although I am in excellent physical condition, the aging process causes among other things, slips and falls.” Other tips for keeping a bathroom safe for senior adults include:  Keeping a nightlight in the bathroom.  Ensuring pathways from the bedroom to the bathroom are properly lit.  Removing tripping hazards such as cords and throw rugs, or using rugs with non-skid backing.  Installing handrails in the bathtub and toilet areas.  Using a rubber mat or non-skid strips on the bathtub or shower floor.  Installing a raised toilet seat with rails around the toilet. “One of the most important decisions to make is choosing a contractor who has a good reputation and will do the job right,” Irwin said. “You should be certain to use the services of a professional who can provide a list of references and will adhere to the building code regulations in your area. Be cautious of a contractor asking for a deposit of more than 20 percent before any work begins.” For information on how to make your bathroom safer, contact Hometown Contractors at (850) 863-7880. Hometown Contractors Inc. prides itself on its superior quality of work, its firstclass service and its high rate of customer satisfaction. Making Bathrooms SaferFeel confident, relaxed & refreshed in your therapeutic walk-in tub (850) 863-7880  www.HometownContractorsInc.com  Call today to request a FREE In-Home Design Consultation! ADVERTORIAL Safe entry & exit Eliminates the risk of falling Hydrotherapy jets Soothing relief for arthritis Stardust!5:00, 6:00, 7:00 Niceville High School Auditorium June 23 ShopLocally ShopLocally Dr. Justine Chase, DDSFamily DentistryUnited Concordia and Delta Dental Premier Providers NO W ACCEPT ING N EW PAT I E N T S 850-897-4200 4506 Highway 20 East  Suite 100 Winn-Dixie Marketplace at Bluewater 1107 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville Mon.-Fri. 9am-6:00pm | Sat. 10am-4pmVoted Finest on the Emerald Coast! NEW LOCATION! ( 8 5 0 )7 2 9 7 8 4 5 20%Father’s Day SpecialDad, bring this ad in for:OFFYOUR SERVICENot valid with any other offer or coupon. Must present coupon at time of service. Exp: 7/31/12 Find us in Parkway East Plaza The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 THEBAYBEACON THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith Leanne Bennett, 28, Mossy Head, CNA Mark Lawrence, 42, Carbon Hill, Alabama, coal miner “I think we should keep the TDC, but keep a closer eye on what they re doing. Much as I sometimes don t like the tourists, they boost the economy.” “I think they should get better control of it. No one person should be given control of so much money. If they can t control it, then abolish it.” “If we have a sales tax in Florida, why not fund the TDC with that instead of a bed tax?” “If the taxes are properly used, it s all to the good.” “I think this part of Florida has already been discovered. We don t really need to advertise.” “As long as it s working, don t abolish it, but maybe have more checks and balances.”What do you think about abolishing the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council?Shirley Earick, 75, Niceville, retiredLocation: WalmartKevin Klava, 43, Crestview, maintenance supervisor Rhonda Brownell, Niceville, contractor Michael G. Brady, 70, Niceville, retired defense contractorWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field. ShopLocally ShopLocally We would like to show our gratitude to the buyers, sellers and our support partners who have assisted Keller Williams, of Niceville, in becoming one of the top agencies in the Niceville-Valparaiso area. Growing from 12 to 27 agents, our agents have worked hard to make this office successful. So come one, come all— our Realtor friends we have done business with, our friends, our neighbors and all who want to celebrate and have a good time! 4534 E Hwy 20 | Niceville | (850) 279-4332 OPEN HOUSEJune 215:00-7:00 p.m.Refreshments Door PrizesMICHELLEBLANTONASHLEYBOTELHOLYNNBOWLINGBERNARDBUSOVNEJANICEBUSOVNEDEBBIECOLLINSJIMCOOKLINDACROWEJEANFLOYDMARYGIANELLONIJUDYGRIFFINNELDAJACKSONSUSANJORDANGAILKURTZMARYLIVESEYCOGERRICHARDMARTINCLARAMILESPETERMOHLYSKISUSANROODCHRISTOPHERSCHWANTZKELLYSHEPHARDBOBSTRETCHDEBBIESTRETCHPAMWEEKSRICHARDWESTBROOKSHIRLEYWOHLEBERLINDAZICKLERCOMECELEBRATE our1 Year Anniversary! GIVE DAD SOMETHING SWEET THIS FATHER’S DAY! First Moments BouquetTM Delicious Daisy Dipped Pineapple Triple Play Bouquet™ Chocolate Indulgence™ Bouquet Melon Delightin Golf Ball keepsake To order, please call or visit: 850-226-4111EdibleArrangements.comMariner Plaza 230 Eglin Parkway N.E. Fort Walton Beach EdibleARRANGEMENTS Groomingwithtenderhandsforallthelove&careyourpetdeserves 1115 Juniper Ave., Niceville ~ (850) 279-4080(new number)Tues. Fri., 8 a.m. 5 p.m., Sat., 8 a.m. until saysThank you Niceville!SIMPLYPAW’SHPETSTYLINGSALON Weekly & Bi-Weekly Specials!16 years experience Sue Morris with her dog, CrystalGROOMS & BATHS INCLUDE:  Kava Oatmeal Shampoo  Oatmeal Conditioner  Nail Grinding ($2300value) Because of your overwhelming support and to better serve you and your pet, I've hired two pet grooming professionals. Both girls were previously trained by me. And, they love dogs as much as I do! Please call today for an appointment. Thank you again, Sue PRODUCTS

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ArrestsKara Lee Decker, 30, of 507C 23rd St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 30 on a charge of domestic violence battery. * Gail Marie Poland, 41, of 590 Hill Lane, #6, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies May 29 on a felony charge of domestic violence battery by strangulation. Tony Wayne Poland, a laborer, 42, of the same address, was also arrested by sheriff's deputies May 29 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence battery. * Jonathan Duke Maraman, self-employed, 42, of 4398 Windlake Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 1 on a worthless check charge. * Daniel Joseph Duggan, a student, 22, of 708 St. Croix Cove, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 1 on charges of resisting an officer without violence and attaching a license plate not assigned. On March 7, during a traffic stop for careless driving on a Destin Street, a deputy determined that Duggan was driving a motorcycle that had a tag assigned to another vehicle. As the deputy was working on his computer, Duggan allegedly fled by running away. Two days later, Duggan allegedly made contact with the deputy at the Destin substation and admitted running from the deputy because he was scared. * Maurice James Coughlin, a construction worker, 47, of 108 21st St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies, subsequent to a traffic stop for speeding, June 1, on a Walton County warrant for violation of probation on the original charge of DUI. * Michael Robert Lake, 23, of 380-B Iowa St., Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies June 4 on a Walton County warrant on the original charge of aggravated assault. * Danny Fletcher Brown, 39, of 411 20th St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police June 5 on charges of retail theft and possession of heroin. Brown allegedly stole an 18-pack of beer from Walmart, 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, and put it in his vehicle. When police contacted Brown, he allegedly dropped a purple Crown Royal bag under the concrete bench where he was sitting. After securing Brown, police inspected the purple bag and found a plastic bag containing a black substance that tested positive for heroin. Brown was also arrested on a Walton County warrant for violation of a protective order injunction. * Kong Fei Wang, 41, of 314 Fairwood Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police June 5 on a charge of retail theft. Wang was allegedly observed in a grocery story placing two cans of Red Bull in the left cargo pocket of his pants, then leaving the store, 1015 E. John Sims Parkway, without paying the $4.63 price of the beverages. * On May 30, a 16-year-old Valparaiso boy was taken into custody by sheriff's deputies on the original charge of vehicle theft that occurred May 16.TheftsA 15-year-old Niceville boy reported his bicycle stolen from the bike rack at Turkey Creek Park, 340 W. John Sims Parkway, May 25, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. * A Niceville resident from the 1000 block of Lake Way Drive reported that sometime May 2125 unknown person(s) stole a secured, 9 hp outboard motor from his sailboat in the 2400 block of South Edgewater Drive. The motor, valued at $700, was attached to the boat with nine bolts and a large stainless steel lock. * A Niceville resident from the 800 block of Linden Avenue reported May 27 that unknown person(s) stole a wallet from a purse inside a vehicle. A small amount of money and miscellaneous papers were also stolen. * A Niceville resident from the 2000 block of Plumosa Palm Drive reported that sometime May 20-26 unknown person(s) burglarized a backyard shed and garage, and stole an estimated $2,100 worth of tools, silverware, a shotgun, a pellet gun and three new windows still in packing. * A Valparaiso resident reported that on April 24 he sent two money orders, totaling $1,635, by registered mail to an individual in New York who advertised in an automotive magazine an antique vehicle engine and transmission. As of May 21, the Valparaiso man had not received the merchandise, although the New Yorker signed for the money orders April 28. The buyer has not heard from the seller since April 30. An online investigation by Valparaiso police revealed that the New York man allegedly perpetrated the same scam on several other victims in the past, all of whom were from out-of-state. * A man reported that someone stole his wallet from the counter of his business, 256 Chicago Ave., Valparaiso, sometime May 31. The wallet contained about $20 cash, two credit cards and miscellaneous IDs. The victim said he was canceling his credit cards and would monitor his bank accounts for suspicious activity. * A shopper at a Niceville grocery, 1104 E. John Sims Parkway, reported that she loaded her purchases in her vehicle June 1 and left, only to remember a few minutes later that she had left her wallet in the cart in the parking lot. The wallet was gone by the time the woman returned. While police were investigating, a Niceville resident called to report finding the wallet in the middle of 28th Street. The owner inspected the found wallet and reported $40 cash was missing. * A 16-year-old Niceville boy reported that unknown person(s) stole his iPhone and $5 from his backpack, stored under a bench while he was swimming at Turkey Creek Park, 340 W. John Sims Parkway, June 1. * A 14-year-old Valparaiso boy reported that unknown person(s) stole his bicycle from the bike rack at Turkey Creek Park, 340 W. John Sims Parkway, June 3. * A man reported June 2 to Niceville police that unknown person(s) stole three fishing poles and a cooler from his vehicle while it was parked in a shopping center lot on John Sims Parkway. The man later reported to deputies that the poles had in fact been stolen from the side of his residence in the 1900 block of Oak Avenue. * A Valparaiso man reported June 2 that unknown person(s) had burglarized his unoccupied rental house on Willingham Drive, Niceville, and stole three air-conditioning units, a refrigerator and several other items from a storage shed in the back yard. * A Niceville automotive business, 505 E. John Sims Parkway, reported that sometime June 24, unknown person(s) broke in and stole an estimated $75-$100 in cash and coins from a vending machine. * Sometime overnight, May 23-24, someone kicked in two doors at the Niceville Church of Christ, 801 E. John Sims Parkway. Approximately $15 cash was stolen from a desk drawer in one of the offices. * On May 29, three vending machines in the community center at First United Methodist Church, 214 S. Partin Drive, Niceville, were discovered to have been broken into and the money stolen. Damage and lost cash was estimated at $1,256.Criminal MischiefA Niceville resident reported that unknown person(s) broke the passenger side window of her vehicle while it was parked at her work, 1047 E. John Sims Parkway. Nothing was reported stolen from the vehicle. The damage was estimated at $750.OtherRyan L. Ruppel, 26, of 1004 Bayshore Drive, Niceville, was issued a criminal summons by sheriff's deputies in Destin, May 25, on a charge of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. * A 17-year-old Niceville boy, a student, was issued a criminal summons by sheriff's deputies May 31 on a charge of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. F i re De p artment Re p ortsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from June 4, 2012 through June 10, 2012. 1 Structure Fire20 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn5 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions Street Situation Date Time E. College Blvd............................Medical.................................06/04/12...................12:47 Highway 331................................Canceled en route...............06/04/12...................14:12 State Road 85 North....................Medical.................................06/05/12...................09:07 W. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical.................................06/05/12...................11:35 East Park Avenue........................Medical.................................06/05/12...................16:32 McEwen Drive..............................Medical.................................06/05/12...................18:04 Linden Avenue.............................Medical.................................06/05/12...................20:05 Deer Street...................................Medical.................................06/05/12...................21:58 Coral Drive...................................Medical.................................06/06/12...................02:34 22nd Street...................................Medical.................................06/06/12...................05:47 N. Cedar Avenue.........................Service call...........................06/06/12...................10:20 Rum Still Circle.............................Alarm activation...................06/06/12...................14:59 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical.................................06/07/12...................09:11 State Road 285............................Power line down..................06/07/12...................10:07 S.R. 85 N./College Blvd...............Vehicle crash.......................06/07/12...................13:37 State Road 123............................Canceled en route...............06/07/12...................20:41 Edgewater Drive..........................Medical.................................06/07/12...................21:18 47th Street....................................Medical.................................06/08/12...................10:03 Pontevedra Lane.........................Medical.................................06/08/12...................11:46 13th Street....................................Medical.................................06/09/12...................00:49 N. Partin Drive..............................Medical.................................06/09/12...................09:59 N. Partin Drive..............................Medical.................................06/09/12...................13:42 N. Partin Drive..............................Alarm activation...................06/09/12...................15:30 W. Troon Drive/Bluewater Bay....Structure fire........................06/09/12...................16:12 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical.................................06/09/12...................23:51 Friar Tuck Drive............................Medical.................................06/10/12...................10:24 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical.................................06/10/12...................11:06 Regatta Drive...............................Medical.................................06/10/12...................18:44 Weekly Safety Tip: From 2009 National Fire Protection reports: U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 8,800 people for fireworks-related injuries—53 percent were to the extremities and 42 percent were to the head. The risk of fireworks injury was highest for children ages 10 to 14, with more than twice the risk for the general population. Seven-hundred home structure fires were caused by fireworks. Please visit the Niceville Fire Department website on Facebook. 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. North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from June 4, 2012 through June 10, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Windlake Drive..........................Smoke detector activation.......06/04/12................09:01 N. White Point Rd.....................Alarm system activation...........06/04/12................20:05 Parkwood Place........................EMS call....................................06/05/12................17:59 East Highway 20.......................Electrical wiring/equipment......06/06/12................11:10 White Point Road......................EMS call....................................06/06/12................13:54 Bluewater Blvd..........................Motor vehicle accident.............06/06/12................22:24 Hickory Street............................Assist invalid.............................06/07/12................11:19 Otterlake Cove..........................Medical assist...........................06/08/12................12:58 N. Lakeshore Dr./Hwy. 293......Motor vehicle accident.............06/08/12................00:49 North White Point Road...........Dispatched & canceled............06/08/12................02:14 Hickory Street............................Assist invalid.............................06/08/12................15:53 Oaklake Lane............................EMS call....................................06/08/12................15:53 S. John Sims Parkway.............EMS call....................................06/08/12................17:23 N. John Sims Parkway.............Dispatched & canceled............06/08/12................17:27 White Point Road......................EMS call....................................06/08/12................21:04 White Point Road......................EMS call....................................06/09/12................12:24 Troon Drive West......................Building fire...............................06/09/12................16:14 Merchants Way.........................EMS call....................................06/10/12................07:08 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, June 13, 2012 Page A-7 Acreage FOR SALE• 14 PARCELS RANGING FROM 30 ACRES TO 85 ACRES • PRICES STARTING AT $74,000 • LAKEFRONT COMMON AREA • LOCATED OFF OF KIDD ROAD NEAR DEFUNIAK SPRINGS • OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLEFOR MORE INFORMATION, please call or email 850.830.7302 forsalebyowner10@yahoo.com CENTURY21AGENTS SMARTER. 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A L L A R O U N D T H E T O W N Now that the weather is nice and warm, residents across the panhandle are spending more time outside and looking to spruce up their yards. Kodiak Tree Service has been providing tree care services and landscaping mulch to the residents in the Niceville-Valparaiso area. Landscape contractors and area residents have been going to Kodiak to meet their mulch needs. Mounds of mulch can be found behind the Kodiak office, which is located on 418 Government Ave., Hwy 85 in Valparaiso. Kodiak has specialized in providing excellent tree care services since the business opened in 2005. Whether a tree has grown too big or too old, Kodiak continues to provide professional tree service for any situation. When Kodiak removes a tree they also grind the stump for free. Kodiak is known for there meticulous clean up. The tree care specialists at Kodiak can take care of tree branches that pose a threat to the households, especially during hurricane season. They can also remove branches that pose a threat to roof tops. They have bobcat equipment that can clean up any sizeable mess along with a turf friendly bobcat to try and prevent further damage to your lawn when removing a tree. Kodiak recycles the tree materials used from the tree service portion of their business to produce a beautiful vibrant colored mulch. Residential and commercial services are frequently going to Kodiak to meet their mulch needs as it provides bulk mulch at a discount price. Kodiak offers four types of mulch, which is sold by the yard. They can choose between red, brown, black, or natural colored mulch. All four types are also green friendly; none of these contain any fertilizers or pesticides. Our mulch is all-natural and pet-safe,Ž said Shawna Smith, who runs the business with her husband Ben.  We dye the mulch using non-toxic, biodegradable dye.Ž The colored mulch is produced using Heartland Enriched Colorants. These colorants allow the mulch to keep its vibrant color alot longer than bagged mulch because the colorant is processed in and not sprayed on liked the bagged mulch you buy in stores. Customers can have the mulch delivered to their residence, or pick it up themselves at the Kodiak office. For those who are interested in getting mulch, but have no idea how much they need, Kodiak has two easy ways to help. When applying mulch, it is recommended to apply it in a thickness of 3 inches. There are three steps in figuring out how much mulch is needed to complete a project. First, one should measure the area in need of mulch. Multiply (in feet) the length and width. Then, divide that result by nine. Finally divide that answer by 12. The answer is how many square yards of mulch you need to buy. There is also a mulch calculatorŽ on-line at www.colorenrichedmulch.com. This calculator provides a much easier and more convenient way to approximate exactly how much mulch is needed. A link to this calculator can also be found on there business website at www.kodiaktreeservice.com. Online Visitors can print out a 10% off coupon for any of the services at Kodiak. The business also offers free estimates for any tree project. If youre interested or have questions, call the Kodiak office at (850)279-6999. You can also email them at kodiaktreeservice@valp.net. Kodiak tree service is also fully insured under a $1,000,000 general liability coverage that protects a customers property and home. The employees are also protected under a $1,000,000 workers compensation. Copies of these policies are available from Kodiak, upon request.Kodiak Tree Services office is located on 418 Government Ave. / Hwy 85 in Valparaiso. Kodiak has been providing professional tree care to Northwest Florida, since 2005.Advertising Feature By applying a 2”-4” layer of MULCH: Helps prevent germination -reduces the need for weeding! Retains moisture in the ground --reduces watering needs! Most importantly...makes your flower beds LOOK GOOD! Let Kiwanis Raise Old Glory At Your House Or BusinessNiceville/ValparaisoKiwanis Club There are seven times a year when flying our flag is the perfect way to show your family or business patriotic spirit. Kiwanis can make it easy! For just $35 a year, we will install a permanent in-ground base for your flag. Then, just before LABOR DAY and9/11, VETERANS DAY, PRESIDENTS DAY, MEMORIAL DAY, FLAG DAY, INDEPENDENCE DAY and MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, we will install a 3x5 foot sewn flag (not printed) on a metal pole in front of your home or business. And take it down afterward. Kiwanis does it all, you do nothing but look proud! The modest $35 a year supports Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Clubs numerous childrens programs throughout our community. Times a wastin. Act now! 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Christopher Williams of Niceville, recently graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University with a bachelor of science in psychology and a minor in hospitality management. He was a member of Golden Key and Psi Chi honor societies. Christopher is a Niceville High School graduate and will pursue a doctorate of physical therapy. *** William Douglas Jones of Niceville, graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor of science in accounting. Jones joined Clemson University's largest-ever graduating class at commencement ceremonies on May 11. *** The Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso Danny Kittrell Memorial Scholarship for 2012 was awarded to Jennifer Williams daughter of John and Angie Williams, of Niceville. Jennifer served as the Niceville High School Key Club President. She earned the award in recognition of setting a positive example, being a role model and an inspiration for By Tess Hollis Beacon Staff Writer A simple advertisement first caught Cathy Henriott's attention four years ago. Since then, she's been hooked. Henriott, of Niceville, was selected as Volunteer of the Year for the Guardian ad Litem Program in the First Judicial Circuit, which covers Escambia to Walton counties. She has been volunteering for the program for the past four years, and has aided 19 children. "Sometimes they come before my own kids," Henriott said with a laugh. She has two children of her own, ages 16 and 26. "It's just the best thing, there's really no comparison to it." A Guardian ad Litem is a person who has been appointed by the court as an advocate for the best interests of an abused or neglected child. The Guardian ad Litem makes recommendations to the court to help ensure a safe, stable and permanent environment for the child. Henriott, who owns Eyewear Unlimited with her husband, said it's never a struggle to find the time to volunteer. "I don't think anything of it," she said. "You can work and do this, it really does not take up that much of your time—trust me, you can find time. You just have to be dedicated to it." Guardian ad Litem Supervisor for Okaloosa County Gerry Bagley nominated Henriott for the volunteer award. "She works really hard with the families," Bagley said. "Cathy goes over and beyond what she's asked to do. She never tells me no." Bagley cited an incident in which one of Cathy's Guardian ad Litem children needed a new pair of glasses. Cathy was able to track down the original prescription and outfit the boy with a free pair of glasses. "It's just the little things she does," Bagley said. "In her heart, she really, really cares about the children." Cathy currently represents eight children whom she visits with at least once a month. Although some volunteers specify certain ages they want to work with, Cathy said "if they eat and breathe, I'll take the case." The children that come through the court system range from newborns to 18 years old. 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 dd n n e e s s d d a a y y , J J u u n n e e 1 1 3 3 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Beacon photo by Tess Hollis Guardian ad Litem Supervisor of Okaloosa County Gerry Bagley, left, nominated Cathy Henriott as the GAL Volunteer of the Year. Henriott has been a GAL volunteer for the past four years and, along with her husband, is the owner of Eyewear Unlimited in Niceville. Woman makes time to serve kids Christopher Williams Jennifer Williams Valp. couple wins 900-lb. cannonLyle and Diane Weiszhaar, of Valparaiso, were the winners of the Fort Walton Beach Chamber's recent raffle of a full-size replica cannon at the 57th Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival. Brothers Chazz and Richard Prickett, left, of Merritt Island, delivered the 900-pound cannon to the Weiszhaar's front yard. The Pricketts' parents were among the founding members of the Krewe of Bowlegs. Courtesy photo Goodwill to host Valp. job fairFor those seeking employment, Goodwill will host a job fair on Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Goodwill Training Center, 143 John Sims Parkway in Valparaiso. An employer is looking to hire on the spot, with more than 35 positions available in housekeeping, food and beverage, janitorial, maintenance and other hospitalityrelated jobs. Pay ranges from $8.50 to $13.50.. Goodwill will also host a Professional Development Workshop on June 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A session will be held every hour, on the hour. These classes will provide job seekers with confidence, as well as resume tips. Goodwill Employment Specialists will provide individual assistance, conduct mock interviews and answer any questions. A computer lab will also be available for anyone who needs to create a resume. The workshop and job fair is free to the public and no appointment is required. The capacity per class and computer lab is 15 job seekers, on a firstcome, first-serve basis. 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Once a Guardian ad Litem is assigned to a case, the volunteer must commit to the lifetime of that case, said Bagley. Guardian ad Litems are not required to attend court hearings involving a child's case, however many do so in order to speak on behalf of the child. "After the initial case gets started, and the volunteer does their ground work, it's basically only a couple of hours a month, depending on how many cases they take on," Bagley said. "It's strictly up to them." As of March, there were 2,775 children under court supervision in the First Circuit, which encompasses Escambia, Walton, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties. Of those, 1,439 were Guardian ad Litem represented. In Okaloosa County, 747 children are under court supervision, with 411 of those represented by one of the 108 Guardian ad Litem volunteers in the county. "Our goal is to be assigned to all cases, but judges know we don't have that kind of manpower," Bagley said. "So usually the judge picks and chooses, and assigns a Guardian ad Litem to those cases that are most severe, with the most critical need." Although budget cuts have affected many government agencies, Bagley said it has not affected Guardian ad Litem, mainly because it is a volunteer-based program. "We are always looking for new volunteers," she said. "We are only able to represent 55 percent of children that are under court supervision because of lack of volunteers." A 2009 survey of the Florida Guardian ad Litem program indicated that the estimated dollar value for an hour of volunteer time was $17.78. The survey showed that collectively, the more than 7,000 Guardian ad Litem volunteers in Florida worked 32,747 hours. According to Guardian ad Litem, the state saves $8.5 million over 12 months per year, because the program is volunteer-based. Before becoming a Guardian ad Litem, volunteers must undergo 30 hours of training and an extensive background screening. Volunteers must also be 21 years old. Subsequently, volunteers must undergo six hours of annual refresher training. No legal experience is required to be a Guardian ad Litem. Henriott said volunteering is always rewarding. "The best is when you receive a hug from a child and you see the happiness in their eyes," she said. "They just want someone to love them, praise them, tell them they did well on a test or their drawing was good." Bagley echoed Henriott, and said most of the children just want consistency in their lives. There is no "bad" part of her volunteer work, Henriott said, but she sometimes finds it takes a mental toll or it is difficult to advocate for a child while facing that child's parent or guardian in court. "The main thing is that we are there to let the judge know what the child wants," Henriott said. "You just want that child to find comfort and there to be a peaceful end and a good outcome." Bagley noted that in some cases the parents or guardians of the child change for the better, through court-ordered programs or counseling. "The parents themselves may have been abused," she said. Henriott said she can't imagine not being involved in the Guardian ad Litem program. "I can't see not doing it," she said. "I don't see how anyone could ever get burnt out from doing this. We're talking about a human being who's never had a whole lot." To become a Guardian ad Litem volunteer in the First Circuit, call 609-5467, or visit GuardianadLitem.org. Page B-2 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 all Key Club members. Jennifer plans to attend the University of Florida. *** Courtney Rogers a 2008 graduate of Niceville High School, graduated Summa Cum Laude from Auburn University on May 7, in the top five percent of the class. She received a degree in political science. On April 26, she was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. She has been selected for a position with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service in Alexandria, Va., as a contract specialist based on her academic achievement. Future plans include pursuing a master's degree in business law. Courtney is the daughter of Greg and Terry Rogers, of Niceville. *** Dr. Lindsay Johnson Coleman of Niceville, graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy on May 19. Dr. Coleman graduated first in her class of 2004 at Niceville High School and from the Honors College of the University of Arkansas in 2008. During pharmacy school, she was involved with three national pharmacy associations and Phi Delta Chi service fraternity. She has been selected for a year-long pharmacy residency at UAMS to continue her education. Dr. Coleman is the daughter of Ruben and Janet Johnson, of Niceville. *** Niceville High School 2012 graduate Thuyvi Luong was presented with the Most Outstanding Board Member award at the 2012 Annual Key Club convention held recently in Orlando. Thuyvi, who has been the Key Club Lt. Governor for the Florida District this past year, will attend the University of Florida in the fall. *** Pastor Ben Rossell of Maryland, will serve as Trinity Presbyterian's new pastor after Pastor Michael Schneider retires in July. Rossell interned at Reformed churches in Lancaster, Pa., as well as two Maryland churches before moving to Florida. Rossell and his wife, Rebecca, have five children. Trinity Presbyterian, Valparaiso, meets for worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. *** Samantha Horn daughter of Jessica and Jeffrey Horn, of Niceville, has been named to the Dean's List of Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., for academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2011-12 school year. Samantha is a graduate of Collegiate High School. *** Katie Griffin a 2010 Niceville High School graduate, has been named to the Florida State University's Dean List. Katie recently completed her sophomore year, and is majoring in business finance. She is a founding member and past spirit chair of Alpha Phi National Sorority. This summer she will work with the underprivileged and intern at the Crab Trap in Destin. Katie is the daughter of Mike and Judy Griffin, of Bluewater Bay. *** Twin Cities Hospital received the 2012 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. This distinction ranks Twin Cities Hospital among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide based on an analysis of patient satisfaction data for 3,827 U.S. hospitals. *** Katie's House of Flowers owner Jennifer Rostorfer was recently recognized by Teleflora, a flower wire service that offers hand-arranged, hand-delivered floral arrangements, as a top 2,000 florist for 2011. Teleflora has 18,000 member florists throughout the United States and Canada, and this award recognizes Katie's as being in the top 1 percent of all U.S. florist shops sending orders through Teleflora. Katie's House of Flowers has been a member of the community for 51 years and is located on Bayshore Drive, Niceville. WHO SFrom page B-1 Courtney Rogers Lindsay Johnson Coleman Ben Rossell and family Katie Griffin Thuyvi Luong WOMANFrom page B-1 State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI) P082073 11/08As your family grows, so do your reasons for protecting the ones you love. For the right life insurance policy for you and your family, go to someone whos been there for you in the past … State Farm.statefarm.com Where a new life meets A NEW REASON FOR LIFE INSURANCE. 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Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressCollege announces Dean's, President's listsThe following are students from the Twin Cities area who were named to the Spring 2012 President's and Dean's List at Northwest Florida State College. President's List:Freeport: Jennifer AnthonyMims, Katelyn Beaty, Zachary Farhood, Darryl Z Frazier, Justin Gibson, Michelle N Hebert, Morgan Mondragon, Audra Morgan, Tara Nicholson, Shana Oliver, Colton Sharon, Caley Stewart and Autumn Warner. Niceville: Evan Adler, Gloryanne Allen, Jonathan Allen, Jennifer Andreachi, Joy Armbrester, Joshua Balciunas, Elizabeth Bankston, Jennifer Barsky, Michaela Bass, Shane Bennett, Elizabeth Berry, Mark Boutwell, Louann H Brechler, Justin Broaderick, Julie Brooks, Bridget Broussard, Christine Campbell, Aaron Chapman, Christopher Costello, Sean Deiler, Josue Dejesus, Victoria Dejesus, Miriam Dennis, William Easley, Amy Ewen, Christopher Force, Erin Foss, Jessica Gagliardi, Talina Garcia, Alanah Gardner, Kimberly Greene, Candice Gregg, Danielle Gunter, Matthew Halladay, Mimmi HammenbeckWillenborg, Saily Hargett, Kenzie Hendrix, John Hood, Josh Horvath, Maranatha Horvath, Maegan Hughes, Beverly Isik, Richard Jackson, Katrina Jammer, Nicholas Johnson, Mark Jordan, Matthew Jordan, Elizabeth Kelligan, Heather Kelso, Elizabeth Krafcik, Lauren Laird, Haley Landon, Theron Lennon, Madeleine Mancera, Shiena Marie Normand, Shane Melancon, Anne Melia, David Miller, Rachel Miller, Kristie Miller-Cadiente, Deanna Minkler, Deborah Mobley, Jami Nespoli, Matthew Palermo, Georgia Pearce, Krista Pedro, Amber Phillips, Isabel Pogozelski, Tibor Pollak, Kristine Reed, Catherine Remar, Herica Reyes, Amethyst Rivet, Arden Robertson, Zach Rodgers, James Rood, Alexander Rountree, Alexander Russ, Amber Sanders, Kristie Scarborough, Elise Schaefer, Daniel Schlossberg, Kelly Scott, Kelli Sellers, Alisha Sepsey, Joseph Settle, Anastasia Shipman, Colton Sikes, Kayla Taylor, Sandra Tierney, Jessica Tuznik, Jessica Vermeire, Donna Vlasak, Alexander Wagner, Alexander Wells, Rebecca Wheeler, Stacy Wheelwright, Ana Wilke, Caitlyn Williams. Valparaiso: Daniel Cooper, Dennis Fields, Alex Hencinski, Kenneth Mccullough, Mikayla Nelson, Lance Shepardson, Michelle Sinicrope, Nathan Vu, Stephanie Wilbur.Dean’s List:Freeport: John Baker, Samuel Blizzard, Krystle Durham, Kara Griffith, Pamela Hill, Jennifer Lafollette, Matthew Phaneuf, Dominga Sims, Brittany Umble, Jacob Wolak. Niceville: Vanessa Acosta, Gage Agnew, Luiana Airosa Livulo, Daniel Anderson, Madison Anderson, April Bailey, Jane Bartley, Christopher Bennett, John Bowman, Alejandro Cano, Braden Corkum, Susan Cox, Brian Cunningham, Pamela Davis, Carlos De La Cantera, Alexandra Decaro, Hector Delgado, Justin Demass, Victoria Doan, Calvin Dykes, Haley Early, Erin Eichler, Mary Eichler, Debra Elliott, Michael Esneul, Deanna Faulkner, Jordin Findling, Ulita Fingall, Jeremy Fleischmann, Rachel Fuller, Zachary Gadzinski, John Gustafson, Allison Harris, Caleb Havens, Steven Haynes, Thomas Hiltl, Stephen Huntley, Erika Jackson, Matthew Jerome, Amanda Johnson, Aston Johnson, Jaime Jordan, Melissa Knechtel, C H Knight, Evan Knorr, Tiffanie Kowalik, Melissa Lambert, Ashley Lawrynowicz, Melissa Macnicol, Melony Malone, Leticia Matsuoka, Michael Mcdonald, Kyle Mcdorman, Angela Mcdowell, William Mcnair, Rebecca Mcnamara, Madeline Merts, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Shawaun Moore, Shannon Nelson, Vilija Kastl North, Rachael O'dell, Angela Olberding, James Pepper, Jordan Pipes, Carly Racer, Jason Remar, Allysa Rhodes, Vincent Ricchio, Austin Savage, Sterling Schaefer, Gabrielle Schlink, Heather Scruggs, Tyler Shiltz, Hannah Simerly, Jason Smith, Ryan Smith, Jessica Sosio, John Stackpoole, Taylor Stein, Michael Stiles, Jessika Sullivan, Bryan Sylvester, William Thomas, Kaitlyn Thompson, Milagro Treminio, Stacey Van Houten, Kala Wade, Crystal Wheeler, Robin Whiteted, Ronald Whitman, Olivia Wilder, Christine Wilkinson, Kathryn Wohleber, Frans Wollnik, Daniel Zappulla. Valparaiso: Clark Browning, Stephanie Fitzgerald, Marissa Milligan, Timothy Peregoy, Stacy Walters, Hope Wells, Carrie Wicker.

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Summer story time Summer story time will run through June and July at the Valparaiso Community Library every Monday at 1:30 p.m. The library will hold a story and craft time for ages 59. Regular preschool story times will continue Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 9:45 a.m., ages 0-5. 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, through June 29, breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m.-noon; Edge Elementary, through Aug. 10, breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Ruckel Middle School, through June 29, breakfast from 7-8 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m.-noon. 'Star Wars' program Registration is ongoing for "In a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Make and Take Favorite 'Star Wars' Characters." The program will be presented by the Niceville Public Library on June 28, at 6 p.m. Info: cityofniceville.org/library.html. July Fourth Duathlon Registration is ongoing for the 34th annual July Fourth Duathlon, hosted by the City of Valparaiso. The Duathlon will begin at Lincoln Park and participants should assemble at 6:45 a.m., with the race beginning at 7 a.m. A few minutes after the runners depart Lincoln Park, the walkers will begin their 5K course. Rules and instruction will be given prior to the race. Pre-registration is $20 for applications received by June 27. Cost after June 27, $25. To register for the 5K Duathlon or 5K walk, visit the Valparaiso Community Library or Valparaiso City Hall to obtain an application. Applications are also available at valp.org. First Baptist VBS Registration is ongoing for First Baptist Church of Niceville vacation Bible school July 9-13, from 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The theme this year is "Amazing Wonders." Ages 4-completed 5th grade. There will be worship, music, recreation, snacks and crafts. Info: fbcniceville.org/vbs, or 678-4621. Paddle trip Join the Florida Trail Association on June 13, at 9 a.m., for a paddle trip on Ecofina Creek. Info: 334-8586448, or 302-528-2824, or choctaw.floridatrail.org. Senior activities The Walton-Okaloosa County Council in Aging Senior Program will offer the following for people 60 and older. Seminole Community Center, Cedar Street, 833-9291: June 14, bingo, 10 a.m.; June 19, bingo, 10 a.m. Valparaiso Community Center, 268 Glenview Ave., 833-9291: June 13, bingo, 9:30 a.m.; June 14, Wii bowling, 9:30 a.m.; June 15, bingo, 9:30 a.m.; June 18, dominoes and socializing, 9:30 a.m.; June 19, bingo, 9:30 a.m. Teen movie days The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite all teens to Summer Teen Movie Days and TGIF Hangout Days. On June 13, at 3 p.m., the library will show "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." Hangout days will begin every Friday at noon, with Wii, games, crafts and snacks. 'Dancing with Desire 2012' The Fred Astaire Dance Studio will present "Dancing with Desire 2012" on June 14, at 7 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The event will feature celebrity dancers from past and present seasons of "Dancing with the Stars." A portion of proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis. Cost: VIP $100, general admission $50, military and senior citizen discount $30, balcony only. Call 8644242 to purchase tickets. Twin Cities Seniors Twin Cities Seniors will meet June 14, at 1 p.m., 268 Grandview Ave., Valparaiso. Entree will be furnished, bring a covered dish to share. Fifty and older welcome. Info: 678-4346. Hootnanny Social Club The Okaloosa Democrats will host the Hootnanny Social Club monthly dinner meeting of Democrats and friends on June 14, at 6 p.m., at Red Lobster on Highway 98, Fort Walton Beach. Bring your donations, non perishable food or cash for Sharing & Caring. Reservations preferred. Contact Helen at 862-3231, or Lit at 651-2278. Couponing program The Niceville Public Library will sponsor a free couponing program at the Niceville Community Center, 204 N. Partin Drive, on June 14, at 6:30 p.m. 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., at Ruckel Middle School gym. 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. Concert at St. Paul "A Summer Evening with Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" will be June 15, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Niceville. Area students, choral organizations and music educators will present a program of music by W.A. Mozart. Musical selections will include the Clarinet Concerto in A, Laudate Dominum, Ave Verum and more. Free. The church is located at 1407 E. John Sims Parkway. Info: 678-1298. History Sandwiched-In The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will hold a special History Sandwiched-In, "Bucky's Adventures," for children of all ages on June 15, at noon. Author Marjorie Cox Gray, along with fantasy illustrator Marlin Griffin, will take guests on an environmental and educational journey from Valparaiso to Pensacola. The lecture is free and open to the public. Bring a lunch. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Info: 678-2615. Kitten Extravaganza Save Our Cats and Kittens will hold its second annual Kitten Extravaganza Event June 16, from noon-5 p.m., at the shelter, 496 Carmel Drive, Fort Walton Beach. The shelter will have food, fun and feline festivities, as well as reduced pricing on adoptions for kittens and free adoptions for cats more than 5 years old. Info: 863-5756. 'Let's Get Batty' The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center will present "Let's Get Batty" with Dr. Holly Ober, wildlife specialist, on June 16, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Ober will talk about the varieties of bats found in Florida. Standard admission rates apply. Info: eowilsoncenter.org. Tennis Round Robin The Bluewater Bay Tennis Center will host a Round Robin for all skill leves on June 16, at 2:30 p.m., along with a pro-exhibition featuring Wil Spencer, a touring professional. The Round Robin and clinics for youth 12 and under will begin at 2:30 p.m. The pro-exhibition will begin at 5 p.m. Hamburgers, snacks and beverages will be included in a registration fee of $20/person, or $50/family. All donations will benefit construction of the Eagle Ram Tennis Facility for students and the community. Info: eagleramtennis.com, or 897-8010. Round-the-Bay Regatta The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club will host a Round-the-Bay Regatta on June 16 at the Bluewater Bay Marina. A valid PHRF or X-PHRF rating is required for each boat. Registration will be June 15, from 6-7 p.m., followed by a skippers meeting at 7 p.m. The first racer start will be at 9 a.m. on June 16. At 5 p.m., winners will be announced. Cost: $30, with a $5 credit to U.S. Sailing Members or members of a GYA club. The racing area will be on Choctawhatchee Bay. Info: Zack Kastl, 897-9729, or kastls1@cox.net. 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, 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. ADSO art camp The Arts and Design Society will offer "Kids' Fine Art Camp," June 1822 and July 16-20. Ages: 6-11 and 913. Cost: $60 per child, $50 for ADSO members. Pre-registration is required by June 15 for June sessions and July 13 for July sessions. Classes will be at the ADSO Art Center, 17 First St., SE, Fort Walton Beach. Info: 244-1271, or artsdesignsociety.org. Crazy Scientist 2 camp This camp is similar to Crazy Scientist 1, but different crazy activities are engaged in and observed, June 18-22, Monday-Friday, from 12:30-4 p.m. Cost: $77. Ages 7-15. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. Ultimate Day Camp The Eglin Chapel will sponsor the Ultimate Day Camp, June 18-22, for children who have completed 1-6 grade. Cost: $70 for active duty children, $90 for non-active duty children. Registration is ongoing. To obtain a discount code, please call the chapel at 882-2111. Sailing lessons Emerald Coast Sailing Association will teach sailing lessons at the Fort Walton Yacht Club 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. Info: 862-7276, or george.goodall@ecsailing.com. Shalimar UMC VBS Shalimar United Methodist Church invites all 4 year olds through completed 5th graders to a Vacation Bible School, June 18-22, from 9 a.m.-noon. The theme will be "Transformed: Make a change with Jesus!" Kids of all ages will get involved with games, songs and activities. Registration is ongoing, with a $5 fee, which goes toward a Tshirt and supplies. Scholarships are available. Nursery will be available for all volunteers. Info: Susan McLain, children@shalimarumc.org, or 651-0721. Environmental Class Lessons in a variety of outdoor activities such as fresh and salt water fishing, bay fishing, boat safety, hunting skills and techniques for small game and deer, tree stand safety, training in GPS systems and Boat Smart certification will be offered as part of a new Environmental Education course at Northwest Florida State College. The course is open to adults of all ages, or to youth age 16 and older. Youth younger than 16 must have a parent or guardian enrolled in the course along with them. There will be two sessions, June 18-29 and July 9-20. The class will meet both sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $50. Info: NWFSC Continuing Education Division, 7296085. Co-ed basketball camp The Fort Walton Family YMCA will host a youth, co-ed basketball camp for ages 5-12, MondayWednesday, June 18-20. Camp is from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Fort Walton YMCA gym. Guest coach will be Holly McDaniel and the Fort Walton Beach Lady Vikings. Cost: $15/members and $40/non-members. Info: 863-9622. Volleyball camp A volleyball camp will be held in the Rocky Bayou Christian School gym June 18-22, Monday-Friday, from 8-11:30 a.m. Girls grades 3-7. Info: Rocky Bayou Summer Program Office, 729-7227, ext. 273. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Page B-3 File photoWinShape to take over NicevilleWinShape Camps will come to Niceville Baptist Church June 18-22, Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, 7:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Grades 1-6. The camp will offer sports, arts, Bible study and worship. Info: 678-4621, or winshapecamps.org. The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in Niceville LEE MULLIS, MD • Over 25 Years Experience • National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery • A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon The Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD • Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office • 15 Years Experience • A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: • CATARACTS • DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville • (850)678-5338930 N. 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Special to the Beacon The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College, in partnership with the AmeriCorps program, coordinated field trips to Choctawhatchee Bay for students to plant native vegetation that they grew in their schools. CBA’s Grasses in Classes program is a hands-on, environmental education project that gives students a direct role in the restoration of Choctawhatchee Bay. CBA provides teachers in Okaloosa and Walton Counties the equipment and materials required to grow shoreline grasses at their schools. Students receive monthly CBA education from AmeriCorps members of the role of shoreline grasses in preventing erosion and providing critical habitat, while they tend the salt marsh nurseries, growing native plants at their schools. Periodically, the plants are split to increase the nursery stock. There are 4,500 plants that will be planted along the shore in Choctawhatchee Bay. Now that the plants are mature, students are planting their them at one of CBA’s permitted living shoreline projects in Choctawhatchee Bay. "It is great to see local kids participate in restoring critical habitat in Choctawhatchee Bay," said Alison McDowell, CBA Grant Coordinator. "The kids are not only learning sunshine state science curriculum throughout this process, but they are also learning to be environmental stewards to our bay. This is a lesson they can take with them throughout their entire life." Funding for CBA’s Grasses in Classes Program is provided by various partnerships and grants coordinated by CBA. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 CHURCH DIRECTORY Gamma Epsilon presents RitualGamma Epsilon Masters Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its luncheon and meeting at the home of Angela Budden in Niceville. Susan Velter, pictured, was given the Exemplar Ritual by Doris Olig and Eunice Whitman. Courtesy photo Special to the Beacon The Flying Needles Quilt Guild recently gained 11 new honorary members, all of whom are juniors at Collegiate High School of Northwest Florida Sate College. The students participated in a "Quick Quilts for Kids," a workshop presented by members of the Guild as part of a mini-semester educational experience offered at the end of the school year. Five members of the guild spent the week working with a group of Collegiate students. "We only had 11 students in the class, but they managed to complete 15 quilts in just six days," said Sharon Jacobs, guild member and one of the course leaders. The completed quilts will be donated to various local children's charities and youth endeavors. As a parting gift, each student received handmade tote bags, and they were also made honorary members of the guild. The Flying Needles Quilt Guild has 100 members. Those who led the Collegiate High School class included Emily Jacobs, Sharon Jacobs and Kim Colpitts, of Niceville; Ruth Johnson of Freeport; and Nancy Kramer of Bluewater Bay. Fifth graders plant shoreline grasses Courtesy photo Students from Riverside Elementary, Crestview, plant smooth cord grass at a living shoreline site on Choctawhatchee Bay near Lake Pippin. Shelter House receives fundsSammie Davis, left, and Joann Dunnam from Twin Cities Woman's Club presented a club donation of $500 to Joann Labbi, center, of Shelter House, Inc., a Northwest Florida domestic violence center. Courtesy photo Garden Club receives money to beautifyThe Bluewater Bay Garden Club donated $500 to plant beautification toward the New Extension Center in Crestview. Larry Williams was present at the meeting to accept the check by Garden Club President Jan Luckett. Courtesy photoPage B-4 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 THEBAYBEACONStudents sew quilts for kidsMentors from the Flying Needles Quit Guild and Collegiate High School students display 15 quilts the students completed to donate to children's charities. Front row, from left: Mia Vertudez, Amber Phillips, Alex McDuffie, Morgan Mondragon. Second row: Kayla Minkler, Olivia Davies. Third row: Madisan Johnson, Jenise Russell and Kerrie York. Courtesy photo Courtesy photoChurch, club team-up for clean-upFirst Baptist Church of Niceville and the Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club teamed up on May 18 to help an elderly Niceville re sident clean out her house for a home renovation. 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 First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study • 9:30am Celebration Service • 11:00am Discipleship • 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children • 6:00pm St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool Sunday Services 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. 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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Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Elks Lodge pays tributeThe Twin Cities Elks Lodge #2747 recently paid tribute to the community services personnel of Niceville, Valparaiso and Okaloosa County. An engraved desk clock was presented to Okaloosa County EMS Division, Matthew Constable; Valparaiso Fire Department, Capt. Aaron Robertson; Valparaiso Police Department, Kimberly J. Coone; and Sgt. Stephen Spinella from the Niceville Police Department. Courtesy photoThe following blood drives will be sponsored in June by Northwest Florida Blood Services.Wednesday, June 13:—Hurlburt Medical Group, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Thursday, June 14:—Hurlburt 373 TRS/DET 7, 419 Cody Ave., 8 a.m.-noon.Sunday, June 17:—Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church, 1028 White Point Road, Niceville, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.Monday, June 18:—Twin Cities Hospital, 9 a.m.2 p.m.Tuesday, June 19:—Hurlburt Lockheed Martin/19th SOS, 589 Independence Road, noon-4 p.m.Thursday, June 21:—Eglin Hospital, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.Friday, June 22:—Eglin 46 OSS, 401 Barrancas Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Sunday, June 24:—Niceville Assembly of God, 108 Highway 85 North, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.Tuesday, June 26:—Eglin 96 CEG, 501 S. Deleon St., Building 696, 10 a.m.3 p.m.Wednesday, June 27:—Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 S. Partin Drive, 3-8 p.m.Thursday, June 28:—Hurlburt Building One, 100 Bartley St., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Blood Drives Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Newspaper Delivery Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville • 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Newspaper Reporter The Bay Beacon has an opening for a fulltime reporter. The job requires a hardworking, self-starting, organized journalist with high standards for accuracy, the ability to meet deadlines, a nose for news, and concern for readers. Some evening and occasional weekend work. Paid holidays, paid vacation, IRA plan. Applicants should have reporting experience. Apply at the Beacon s office 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. Bring copies of samples of your written work. Companion/Caregiver Needed for elderly woman in Niceville while family is at work. Flexible part-time hours, 10-15 per week, preferably mornings and possibly a Saturday once in a while. I need light housekeeping, errands and help with preparing meals. Call 850-8975706 if interested. Part-Time washer/dryer tech needed. Retired military encouraged to apply. Call 915-4905895 or email Fiesta1@flash.net 3-Bdrm, 2-Bath house in Niceville, Garage, $1200, 678-2324 or 830-7879. We pay the most for gold, diamonds and jewelry. 700 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, 850-974-2462, Tom. Texas! Are you from Texas? Have relative or friends from Texas? Do you suppose they would like to pay less for their electricity? Possibly get it for free? Call 850699-9379 for details. 2006 Airstream Classic Travel Trailer. Barely used. Less than 4000 miles. Price $38,900. Detail/photo gallery available at www.multilist.com. Listing #152126. Call 850-5466296. Caregiver services offered. Experienced with Alzheimers/ dementia. Medical background. Full or part-time. 333-2053 or 835-3185. Moving Sale: Furniture, household goods. June 16, 2012. 7:30-11:00. 3790 Peachtreeway, Niceville, Florida. 117B Azalea Drive, Niceville. Saturday 6/16, 7-1, furniture, clothing, miscellaneous. Street yard sale on St. Thomas Cove. Saturday, June 16, 7am-11am. Looking for good deals? Check the classified section every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. Services Jewelry Miscellaneous Homes for Rent Yard Sales Travel Trailers Help Wanted Help Wanted CLASSIFIEDS Beacon "Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!" 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Page B-6 Wednesday, June 13, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 AMVETS elect new officersElections for new officers were recently held at the AMVETS Post 78 in Valparaiso. The following people were elected: Commander, Carl Woods; First Vice, Ann Olszewski; Second Vice, Mark Sarka; Finance Officer, Jason Lynch; Judge Advocate, Doc Ritter; Chairman of Trustees, Rick McKern. Two year trustees: Andrew Chapman, Margie Havens, Lori Phillips. Provost Marshall, Brian Saul. AMVETS 78 is located at 910 Valastics Ave., and meets every third Monday at 7 p.m. Niceville High Latin students rack up medals Forty-four Niceville High School students received recognition from the American Classical League for their performance on the 2012 National Latin Exam. Niceville Latin students garnered eight gold medals (Summa Cum Laude), 15 silver medals (Maxima Cum Laude), 10 Magna Cum Laude Certificates and 11 Cum Laude Certificates. Pictured are 26 of the 44 award winners. Courtesy photo Courtesy photoEdge takes home second at BowlEdge Elementary School competed in the 2012 Tech Bowl, held at the Niceville Community Center, and placed second in their division of the competition. The team, from left: Mackenzie Ballasch, Coach Terri Murphy, Jacob Oliver and Ryan Mathewson. Join us for a FREE seminar:No more Pills, No more Pain. New incisionless EsophyX TIF procedure.Thursday, June 21 @ 5:30 p.m. Marketing Classroom, located at 127 E. Redstone Ave., Ste. C, Crestview, FL on North Okaloosa Medical Center’s main campus. RSVP by calling 850-398-8605Suffering fromReflux or CALL ME TODAY.Plan for the unexpected when youre healthy. Frank Walker, Agent 1189 John Sims Parkway E Niceville, FL 32578 Bus: 850-678-7878 frank.walker.uynd@statefarm.com om .c m ar f e t a t ynd@s .u er alk .w frank : 850-678-7878 Bus FL 32578 ville e Nic y E a w k ar ims P 1189 John S ent g A er alk ank W r F a e F t a t e S s e h w t o e h k m s A c te o pr n a c s t uc d o pr h t l a he e r g o l l e i m co e u b o f y u i o y w o t e l ab un e ar d an d e ur j n ie c n a r u ins y t ili b a s i dan sur n i e m o c n i al t i p s o he c an sur n i al t n e m e l p sup rm at t : k r o w e c l A a u t u m M r a e F t a t S o l B 1 9 9 3 1 0 1 1 yc an sur n i e ar c m r e t g n o l r o b h g i e d n o e a go k i L e r e h s t rm i a te F a t S. Y A AY D O E T L M L A Cn a p m o e C c n a r u s n e I l i b o m o t u L I n o t ng i m o o e 850-863-2153F o rt W a lt o n  D es tin  Ni ce vill eCo mpr e h e n s iv e O rth o p ae di c Ca r e General Orthopaedics Total Joint Revision Sports Medicine General Podiatry Arthritis Prevention & Care Bone Density Scanning Complete Spine Care Total Joint Reconstruction Minimal Invasive Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery Full Body MRI Physical TherapyTh eo d o r e I. Mace y M DOrthopaedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Joint ReplacementAll major insurance accepted, including Tricare Eight Board Certified Physicians 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) DR. AMANDA BRENCI, O.D. Board Certified Optometrist (850) 678-8876“Where there is no vision, the people perish” –Proverbs 29:18Happy Father’s Day!~ June 17, 2012 ~Dr. Brenci offers full comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages. Schedule an appointment today! EYEWEARUNLIMITED GLASSES FOR FATHER’S DAY“The Gift of Sight” sunglasses or everyday wear Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience | 678-0099 • 678-6211 IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970-Great men’s selection -Gift certificates available -Bring him in & pick them out -We can make them for Father’s Day! Area bank donates to Fisher HouseBeach Community Bank chose the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast to support during May for their "We Love Community" program. During the month, employees raised $370 for FHEC through Jean's Day. They also collected a donation from the community of toiletries that will be used by the guests staying there. The FHEC provides a home, free of charge, for military families when a member of the family is undergoing medical treatment at a local facility. Courtesy photo