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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: 08-29-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
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System ID: UF00099641:00187

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent As Isaac moved up the Gulf of Mexico, many local residents made preparations, in case the storm affected Northwest Florida. On Friday, forecasters said Isaac, then rated as a tropical storm, was heading toward the Niceville-Valparaiso area. But by Monday, forecasts by the National Hurricane Center had shifted the expected path westward, toward Mississippi and Louisiana. Eerily, Isaac was forecast to strike southern Louisiana early today, Wednesday, on the seventh anniversary of the Louisiana landfall of Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane that killed some 1,800 people in that state and Mississippi. Despite Isaac's shift westward, heavy rains and tropical stormforce winds were possible in the Twin Cities area. The Okaloosa County Department of Public Safety and other local officials announced some local preparations. As of Tuesday these included the following: Okaloosa County emergency officials recommended voluntary evacuations for areas south of U.S. Highway 98, low-lying areas prone to flooding, and mobile homes and campgrounds. All roads and bridges were expected to remain open unless winds over bridges exceed 45 miles per hour. Emergency shelters at the Northwest Florida State College Raider Arena in Niceville and at Davidson Middle School in Crestview were on standby, but had not opened. The National Weather Service issued river-flooding alerts for the Blackwater and Shoal rivers in Okaloosa County, and the Choctawhatchee River in Walton County. Okaloosa County and Walton County public schools, Rocky Bayou Christian School in Niceville, and Northwest Florida State College were closed Tuesday due to the weather. Area military bases told all but mission-critical personnel to stay home Tuesday and Wednesday. Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field planes were flown to other installations outside the projected path of the storm. Eglin officials ordered evacuation of the following low-lying areas: Post'l Point Famcamp; Temporary Living Facilities Buildings 746, 747, 748, 749, 750, 751; Maxwell-Gunter Recreation Center; and Camp Robins. At the Walmart in Niceville, assistant managers Stephanie Chamberlin and Michelle Williams said many customers By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Niceville area is represented at this week's Republican National Convention in Tampa. Okaloosa County Republican Party Chair, Barbara Wall, of Niceville, and State Committeeman Steve Czonstka of Bluewater Bay are delegates to the convention, which is scheduled to run through Thursday, with the expected acceptance speech of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The scheduled first day of the convention, Monday, was canceled because of Tropical Storm Issac, which at that time was churning northwestward through the Gulf of Mexico, about 150 miles southwest of Tampa, just shy of hurricane strength, affecting the convention area with tropical-storm force winds. In an e-mail message to the Beacon Sunday evening, Czonstka wrote, "Hurricane Issac has complicated the conduct of the convention due to its impact on transportation of delegates from the numerous hotels and resorts used for lodging of the thousands of participants from each of the states attending the event." According to Czonstkta, he and Wall travelled from their homes in the Niceville area on Saturday to the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, lodging for the 99 members of the T T h h e e B B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, August 29, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts Please see GOP, page A-3 Please see COLLEGE, page A-3 Friday, 2-5 p.m. Sterling House Bluewater Bay, will hold a community sign-up Friday, Aug. 31, 2-5 p.m., for the Oct. 6 Okaloosa County Walk to End Alzheimers Computers and staff will be on hand to assist individuals and teams to register for the walk. Refreshments will be served.Saturday, 11 a.m.& 1 p.m. Come out to the Biophilia Center, 4956 State Hwy 20 East, Freeport, to learn all about sharks Learn about basic shark anatomy, the types of sharks found in Florida, why shark attacks occur/how to avoid an attack, and shark conservation. Have fun with shark trivia and prizes. Info: 835-1824. Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m. The Valparaiso Garden Club Advanced Floral Design Studies classes begin for anyone interested in learning about floral design. Classes will be held at the Valparaiso Community Library on the first Saturday of each month, excluding December. Cost of six classes: $60. Info: 897-4011, or jnjkam@gmail.com for registration forms, or pick one up at the library. Calendar, B-3 Steve Czonstka Barbara WallCollege hikes cost of building by $400KBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Northwest Florida State College has agreed to spend $188,000 to for additional work on a new college bookstore, including adding a caf, part of a much larger overhaul of the college's old student center. This and other changes will delay by more than two months, to Dec. 10, the planned completion of the renovation of Building K, the former College Mall, on the main campus in Niceville. A $417,000 change order, approved by the college board of trustees Aug. 21, includes modification of space in the campus bookstore that will be put in the facility for the addition of a caf and other modifications for Barnes & Noble, which recently began operating campus stores at the Niceville and Fort Walton Beach campuses. According to NWFSC Vice President Gary Yancey, the change order will add $417,263 to the previous cost estimate of $22.2 million for the ongoing renovation project, which is rebuilding the college's previous student center and making it part of a new student complex, joining another new building which Valp. OKs Eglin planningBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Valparaiso city commissioners have approved an amendment to the city's comprehensive plan to make the city more compatible with its military neighbor. The new ordinance however does not affect the city's concerns about high levels of jet noise once Eglin Air Force Base receives its full complement of 59 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. That issue will be addressed after the Air Force releases a Supplemental Environmental Impact Study, expected later this year. Titled the "2012 Military Compatibility Amendments," Valparaiso Ordinance 628 complies with state statutes requiring local governments to adopt land development codes that are "compatible" with the missions of their military neighbors. But the amendment approved Aug. 13 has little effect on existing property owners in Valparaiso because it limits the densities and intensities of development within the Crash Zone (CZ) and the Accident Potential Zones When the Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party and an allied conservative group, a Niceville-based chapter of Americans for Prosperity, did a door-to-door survey of local residents on Saturday, they drew attention from a film crew from Japan Broadcasting Corp. Shown here, JBC journalist Matt Field, left, interviews an AFP volunteer while a cameraman records the interview. JBC correspondent Ichiro Kabasawa told the Beacon that his company is doing news coverage of the American political process, and came to Niceville because "Florida is a battleground state" in the upcoming presidential election. Beacon photo by Mike GriffithGlobal interest in local politicsDodging the worst of IsaacAfter drawing bead on Okaloosa, storms track shifts westward Please see VALP, page A-6Area represented at storm-delayed GOP convention COMINGUP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Beacon photos by Mike Griffith As local residents prepared for the passage of Storm Isaac, one of the boarded-up homes along the Valparaiso waterfront bore the name, "Wind Song." At the Walmart store in Niceville, staff members were busy restocking shelves and displays with such storm-related items as bottled water, batteries, groceries, and battery-powered lights. Please see ISAAC, page A-5

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent During a lengthy meeting in a crowded chamber Aug. 21, the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved the appointment of Daniel O'Byrne as executive director of the county's scandalridden Tourist Development Council. The commission also held a pair of lengthy public hearings that lasted well into the night, concerning whether to allow helicopter sightseeing flights to take off and land next to U.S. Highway 98 near Destin, and a discussion about the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Small Area Study of how to keep Eglin Air Force Base and its surrounding civilian communities compatible with each other. They also rejected a proposal to fund a county stormwater utility, and learned that active cleaning of groundwater from the former Niceville landfill will not be required by the state. According to an official biography of the new TDC director released by the Okaloosa County public information office, "Daniel OByrne has an extensive background in tourism over the 32year span of his career. He brings a strong sales and marketing background to the current position as tourism director for the Emerald Coast and Okaloosa County, from his experiences in larger venues such as New York and Orlando to the smaller markets of Little Rock, Arkansas and Jacksonville, Florida." Most recently, he was CEO of Visit Jacksonville. "OByrne touts his practical experiences, management skills and education as a result of his successful career, and the talent he brings to the new position as tourism director. He has a Bachelors Degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and a Masters in Applied Economics from the University of Central Florida. Daniel OByrne is married to Lorrie, his wife of 20 years, and they have two children." The TDC's previous permanent director, Mark Bellinger, killed himself earlier this year after a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of stealing from the county agency, according to authorities. During the meeting in Fort Walton Beach, the commission heard from several county residents concerned about possible loss of control of their property as a potential result of the recent Small Area Study, which is a part of the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) program that has been underway for several years to help the county and Eglin Air Force Base manage local land development in such a way as to minimize interference, or "encroachment" of local civilian development on the base and its military missions. In a PowerPoint briefing given to commissioners by Rod Lewis of the Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development, Lewis had warned that encroachment could jeopardize the continuation of weapons testing at Eglin, potentially reducing the base's role in the local economy. Lewis recommended that county officials coordinate with base commanders regarding all land developments approved by the county. Lewis also recommended regulation of outdoor lighting for new developments, to prevent interference with night flying training, which includes training special operations aircrews to fly and locate targets in darkness. Lewis recommended that new developments use outdoor light fixtures that aim downward and minimize upward scattering of light. During the meeting, several county residents said they oppose any new restrictions on what they can build or how they can use their property. Niceville resident H.H. Caldwell criticized the small area study, saying it was short on specifics, unrealistic, and recommended restrictions on civilian activities but not military activities. He said Lewis' recommendations, if followed, would create "a nebulous process in which I must ask your permission for what I do on my own land." He also questioned the recommendation that all real estate transactions include disclosures of low-level training flight routes leading to and from the base. As for lighting restrictions, Caldwell said, "Okaloosa County can't pass turtle-friendly lighting along the beach," and is therefore unlikely to be able to restrict lighting elsewhere in the county. Holt resident Julie Parker asked commissioners, "If I apply for a development that is within the county land development code, why should it have to be reviewed with Eglin?" "I have lived here for 30 years," she said, "and in all that time my land has never grown legs and 'encroached' on themit is they who have encroached on us." A Fort Walton Beach resident told commissioners "There's no guarantee what will happen with Eglin," and that the commercial and industrial development of land in the north county is needed in order to diversify the local economy and make the county less dependent on the military. Such diversity, he said, would "vaccinate" the county against possible future reductions or closure of Eglin. Baker resident and state legislator Greg Evers also addressed the meeting, saying that state legislation passed in 2003 and 2004 to encourage the JLUS process was intended to encourage military activity in Florida and prevent base closures, but the small area study "came at a time when government pushes too much." "The legislation was not intended to take anyone's property rights," he said. After hearing from residents, commissioners passed a motion saying that county approval of future developments will be done in accordance with existing rules. In other words, said Commissioner Wayne Harris, "We're not changing a darn thing." He added, however, that the county will continue its current practice of coordinating with base commanders about any changes or waivers to existing county land development rules. Harris also said that "Eglin is transitioning from test and evaluation to being a training base," with the arrival of the 7th Special Forces Group and the transition of the 33rd Fighter Wing from being an operational combat unit to a training wing for the new fighter. Commissioner Bill Roberts, however, said, "Don't roll over on Eglin becoming a training base. We should fight to keep research and development at Eglin." The meeting also included a public hearing on whether to allow Beach Helicopter to launch and recover sightseeing helicopter flights from a heliport just north of U.S. Highway 98, on Okaloosa Island, next door to the Longhorn steakhouse. Numerous residents told commissioners they oppose the helicopter operation as a nuisance and because of safety concerns. However, attorneys for Beach Helicopter told the commission that the county's land development code lists sightseeing helicopters as a permitted business on Okaloosa Island, and that the Federal Aviation Agency has sole authority to regulate flying safety, making it illegal for state or local governments to restrict aviation for safety reasons. Following the hearing, commissioners, although saying they were reluctant to do it, voted 4-1 in favor of permitting the helicopter business. "We have to go by the law," said Harris. Commissioner Dave Parisot cast the lone dissenting vote. In other business, commisThe voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 THEBAYBEACONNew boss for scandal-scarred TDC Daniel O'Byrne H a p p y H a p p y $5WATCH BATTERY REPLACEMENTExpires December 31, 2012Across from the Niceville Garden Center in Parkway East Shopping Center 1129 John Sims Pkwy. 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is already complete. Yancey told the Beacon Monday that $98,638 of the cost of the change order will help pay for a Starbucks caf which will be attached to the new Barnes & Noble store. Other modifications to the store will account for another $89,339 of the change order cost. In addition, he said, the change order includes $113,272 for "scope changes" including modifications to a parking lot and landscaping, $25,035 for bonds, overhead and contractor profit, and $90,977 in delay cost, as the changes will delay the project's expected completion date from Oct. 1 to Dec. 10. Yancey told the Beacon, "The caf was not part of the original plan," but that when college officials learned that students wanted one in the new building, as is common in the bookseller's regular retail stores, they suggested it to Barnes & Noble. The company agreed provided the college share the cost of adding the caf. Operation of the caf once it is built, Yancey said, will be done by Barnes & Noble, which will either profit or lose money depending on how well the caf does financially. Also during their Aug. 21 meeting, the trustees approved a competitive proposal by BBVA Compass to provide banking services for the college and the NWFSC Foundation for a threeyear term beginning Oct. 1. According to Yancey, the BBVA proposal was one of two received by the college, and is less costly than the competing proposal from the college's current bank, First National. In other business, trustees approved a new scholarship endowment for students pursuing an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. The new endowment is funded through a $15,000 gift to the colleges Foundation by Bryan and Nancy Hough of Fort Walton Beach, in memory of their son Geoffrey Scott Hough. According to a statement from the college, "Geoffrey, a 2008 graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School, was attending NWFSC when he was tragically killed in an automobile accident at age 21. He had been enrolled in the colleges EMT program, a career field he was inspired to pursue following the expert care he had received in 2009 from emergency personnel following another, previous accident." The naming gift agreement approved by trustees noted that the scholarship will help students to pursue a career in public service, just as Geoffrey had planned to follow his father and uncle, who both serve in the Fort Walton Beach Police Department, and another uncle who is an Okaloosa County deputy sheriff. The trustees also approved a new weighted point system to select applicants for the colleges new firefighting vocational certificate program. The pool of eligible applicants to the program is now exceeding the number of seats in the limited access program. The college admits 24 students each fall for the firefighting program and offers specialized training facilities such as a burn tower to train current and future firefighters. The trustees also approved the continuation of agreements with the Okaloosa and Walton County school districts, for NWFSC to provide early college/dual enrollment opportunities for academically qualified high school students and to offer credit toward certain NWFSC technical programs for high school or GED graduates who completed certain high school career academy or certifications. The trustees also approved a retirement resolution honoring the service of Ronald (Ron) Walls of Niceville, for 25 years of service as a staff and faculty member in various areas of the college, including service as an instructor in the electrical engineering program, and innovative work in instructional technologies including creation of the colleges ECampus and Learning Technologies web portals. Trustees also approved a budget amendment to transfer $2.78 million toward the eventual $7.6 million purchase of the Banner computer software product from Ellucian. The new Banner software will provide a new collegewide computer operations system to control finance, registration and all college operational processes. The product replaces older software that had been developed and maintained through a consortium of state colleges, but which officials say is no longer adequate for the needs of the college for the coming decades. The trustees also approved the sale of a small lot in Walton County owned by the NWFSC Foundation for $4,010, to a buyer who submitted an offer $510 over the asking price. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, August 29, 2012 Page A-3 Law Office of SAMUEL M. 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Jeff Miller (RChumuckla) answered questions on a variety of subjects from the press and audience Aug. 23 at the American Legion Hall in Fort Walton Beach. The topic for the evenings meeting was to discuss the issues going on in government now and predictions for the future. Miller, a Republican whose District 1 includes the Twin Cities except for the Bluewater Bay area, said 31 pieces of legislation modifying the controversial Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, were sent to the Senate, but none has advanced to a floor vote. Prior to leaving the House for a break, Miller and representatives of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) met to discuss the prospective $500 billion armed services cutback, termed sequestration, if Congress fails to agree on a budget by Jan. 1. Miller said if Republican Mitt Romney wins the presidential election over incumbent Democrat Barack Obama, the two elephants in the room Social Security and Medicare will have to be addressed. He said he was concerned that the government aids individuals not in finding a job but in using up all their government benefits before finding employment. If President Obama wins reelection, then he "will not have to answer to the people regarding his use of executive orders, Miller said, adding that Romney, if elected, has plans to vacate several controversial executive orders issued by Obama. Miller said he has found few military service members who support Obamas reelection. Northwest Florida has a huge military population and would play a big part in Mitt Romney winning Florida, he said. The threat of sequestration, mandatory across-the-board cutbacks in federal spending Jan. 1, is real, he said, and so far neither side has budged from their stances. The president will take sequestration off the table if we raise taxes for the top 1 percent, Miller said, and that will not happen either. Miller said he is unsure whether the Armament Center will move away from Eglin Air Force Base. He said the decision rests with senior leadership at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. We have done everything we can to get assurances from the Air Force in writing what we suspected for decades to happen, he said. Miller said he believes the government is losing the big picture of the Air Forcethat Air Force is more than just planes, but also weapons. The Republicans have no appetite for an additional round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), Miller said. But he said he believes a push for an early BRAC is coming next year and in 2015. He said he will push for the preservation of the military mission in Northwest Florida. People of the Department of Defense dont know what goes on at Eglin, he said. The Affordable Care Act will be repealed, Miller said. Our health care system is in shambles, he said. We have 15 unelected bureaucrats rationing care that is provided by Medicare. Congressman Jeff Miller, R-Dist. 1, answered questions from constituents last week in Fort Walton Beach. Beacon photo by Melissa LaPlante Florida delegation as well as delegates from South Carolina. Weather did not affect their travel or the conduct of a Republican Party of Florida State Executive Committee special business meeting or the delegates' welcoming events on Sunday. After the expected passage of Issac on Monday, convention officials planned to resume operation yesterday, Tuesday, rescheduling and compacting the delayed and remaining events. "The decision to hold the RNC in a coastal Florida city in the middle of hurricane season was made more than two years prior and is testimony to the importance of the Sunshine State in this year's November elections," Czonstka stated. "It is a megastate with 29 electoral votes that mirrors the nation's moods, sentiments and demographics. Florida is Americatoday's America and tomorrow's." Demographically, wrote Czonstka, Florida matches the country in terms of white, AfricanAmerican and Hispanic people. It mirrors the country in its proportion of rural, suburban and urban residents. It has a greater proportion of senior citizens, but in that sense the state reflects what's looming for other states. Wall and Czonstka expressed concern about Issac's potential impact on their Niceville homes during their absence, but said they hoped for the best while anxious to resume their involvement in the RNC events for the remainder of the convention. Czonstka said that Florida will be well represented among the speakers scheduled to address the convention. During the week, he stated, delegates will hear from the the following Floridians: Gov. Rick Scott, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Florida Speaker Designate Will Weatherford, U.S. Senate nominee Connie Mack. GOPFrom page A-1 COLLEGEFrom page A-1 Miller warns of budget cutsSequestration would impact military, says Congressman Some $188,000 in extra work for the ongoing renovation of Building K at Northwest Florida State College is related to the planned operation of a Barnes & Noble outlet, which will operate a bookstore and caf in the structure. The work was part of a $417,000 change order \approved by the college board of trustees. Pictured, the building site on Monday. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith

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ArrestsJason Douglas Hendershot, 30, of 300-I Madison Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Aug. 14 on a charge of grand theft auto. After police recovered a stolen vehicle on North Palm Boulevard, a block from Hendershot's residence, Hendershot allegedly told police he got the car from a friend, but added, "I assumed the car was stolen, but I decided to drive it anyway." * Amy Mae Wolf, a business owner, 33, of 126 Meadow Woods Lane, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Aug. 17 on a charge of grand theft over $300, less than $5,000 (retail theft.) Wolf allegedly placed $401 worth of merchandise in a shopping cart at Kmart, 1140 E. John Sims Parkway, then attempted to leave without paying. * Debra Ann Strange, unemployed, 50, of 202-A Camellia Place, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Aug. 17 on charges of battery and child neglect without great harm. * Thomas Martin Chambers, 34, of 401 King St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Aug. 13 on charges of resisting an officer with violence and possession of controlled substance without a prescription, three Xanax pills. Chambers allegedly shoved a police officer backwards and ran off when the officer took out his handcuffs to place Chambers under arrest on the drug possession charge. * Adam Michael Strickland, a cashier, 20, of 52 Winfield St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Aug. 17 on a petit theft charge. An employee at Walmart, 1300 E. Highway 20, Strickland allegedly admitted that he sold a $139.96 fishing pole to someone for $5.58, then had the customer return it later for a full price refund. * Krystal Leigh Reiley, 27, of 304 Reeves St., Lot A5, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Aug. 18 on charges of resisting an officer without violence and giving a false name belonging to someone else. During an Oct. 28, 2011, traffic stop for a child not wearing a seat belt, Reiley allegedly said she did not have her license with her and gave someone else's name and personal information. The other person subsequently was billed by a collection agency for nonpayment of the traffic ticket. * Abubakr Cristobal, unemployed, 18, of 1247 Whitewood Way, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 14 on a violation of probation charge on the original misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. * Robert Aaron Kelley, 29, of 191 Homestead St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 15 on a violation of probation charge on the original charge of trespass. * Sean William Haynes, 24, of 616 Gingko Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 18 on a violation of probation charge on original charges of grand theft, eight counts, theft, two counts, and burglary, two counts.DUI arrestsChristy Renee Forrester, 39, of 79 S. John Sims Parkway, #128, Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police for DUI on State Road 397 (John Sims Parkway) at Glen Avenue, Aug. 20 at 2:31 a.m. Forrester was also cited for unlawful speed, 61 mph in a 35 mph zone. * William Edgar Wright IV, 26, of 235 White St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI on Eglin Parkway at public vehicle area of Allstate Insurance, Aug. 12 at 12:32 a.m.TheftsA Niceville resident from the 300 block of Riley Road reported Aug. 20 that someone had stolen a banjo, guitar and two bracelets, valued in total at $2,450. The banjo and guitar were later located in a Niceville pawn shop. * A Niceville resident from the 300 block of St. Andrews Drive reported that he came home at 1:45 p.m. Aug. 20 and found that unknown person(s) had broken out a window in a rear door, entered and ransacked rooms in the home. The victim reported $420 cash was stolen. * A Niceville resident who left his home in the 1600 block of 26th Street unlocked Aug. 20 while he went to the store returned 90 minutes later to find that unknown person(s) had burglarized his residence and stole a video game station and approximately 13 games or movies. The stolen items were valued at $900 total. * A Niceville man reported that sometime Aug. 17-20 someone stole a guitar from his unlocked boat while it was docked in a slip at 821 Bayshore Drive. * A Niceville resident reported Aug. 20 that someone had stolen her wallet and credit cards and had used the credit card in Walton County. Police were still investigating. * A Niceville resident reported the tag on his mother's vehicle was stolen Aug. 14 while his mother was recuperating in a local nursing home. * A Niceville resident from the 1600 block of 27th Street reported that unknown person(s) stole two chain saws and a gallon-can of gasoline from his front porch sometime Aug. 13 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. * On the morning of Aug. 15 it was discovered that unknown persons(s) had broken into the band room at Rocky Bayou Christian School and had stolen two computer monitors. * A Niceville resident from the 400 block of Bally Way reported that unknown person(s) entered her vehicle sometime Aug. 12-13 and stole $100 from the console. The victim told police that the same vehicle had been burglarized Aug. 7 when unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole $60 and about 20 prescription pills. The victim said she had originally chosen not to report the first incident. * A Niceville resident from the first block of Garden Lane reported that sometime July 24-Aug. 13 someone stole a laptop computer from her apartment. * A Niceville resident from the 2100 block of Bayshore Drive reported that unknown person(s) burglarized his vehicle and stole a satellite radio and a pair of sunglasses. The stolen items were valued at $350. * A Niceville resident came to the police department Aug. 20 to report that sometime overnight unknown person(s) stole a wallet that contained $30, a Social Security card and her license from her car, that was parked with the windows down. The victim said she needed a police report to request replacement of her license and Social Security card. * A woman reported to police Aug. 15 that approximately three weeks prior unknown person(s) burglarized her vehicle and stole $60 and her driver's license while it was parked at night in the Walmart parking lot for about four hours. * A Niceville resident from the 300 block of Edrehi Drive reported that sometime Aug. 12-15 unknown person(s) came to the dock area behind the home, cut the lock securing an outboard motor to a dingy and stole the 2011 Mercury 9.9 h/p outboard motor. * A Niceville resident from the 1700 block of 23rd St. reported Aug. 21 that his home had been burglarized and some personal items stolen. * A Niceville resident from the 600 block of Caribbean Way reported that he received a credit card statement and a credit card with his correct name and address although he had not applied for the card. When he contacted the credit card company he was advised that the credit card was applied for online and the unknown person who completed the application had access to his Social Security number and date of birth. The identity theft victim also learned that a purchase had been made with the card July 10.Criminal MischiefA Niceville resident from the 6000 block of Sterling River Way reported that sometime Aug. 1617 unknown person(s) had vandalized her car, broke a beer bottle in her driveway and knocked over a street sign. The resident also reported that nearby contractor signs for a new home had been broken and the community pool across the street had also been vandalized.OtherA 17-year-old Niceville boy was issued a criminal summons by Niceville police Aug. 14 on a charge of shoplifting. The boy allegedly was observed concealing two items in his pants then exiting Kmart, 1104 E. John Sims Parkway, without paying for the items. * A 16-year-old Niceville boy was issued a notice to appear by sheriff's deputies Aug. 16 on a charge of underage possession of an alcoholic beverage. * Amanda Pearl Bridges, unemployed, 21, of 105 Windlake Court, Niceville, was issued a notice to appear by sheriff's deputies Aug. 18 on a charge of petit retail theft. Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from August 20, 2012 through August 26, 2012. 0 Structure Fire18 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire11 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire 0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn5 Other Emergency Calls 2 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash...................08/20/12.......................12:27 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash...................08/20/12.......................13:32 SR 85 N/SR 123.........................Vehicle Crash...................08/20/12.......................18:45 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash...................08/20/12.......................19:13 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Cancelled..........................08/21/12.......................10:34 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash...................08/21/12.......................15:01 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical..............................08/21/12.......................15:15 SR 85 N.......................................Vehicle Crash...................08/21/12.......................18:27 Kelly Road...................................Medical..............................08/21/12.......................23:30 Lanman Road..............................Alarm Activation................08/22/12.......................01:53 Duncan Drive...............................Medical..............................08/22/12.......................11:47 Peachtree Way............................Medical..............................08/22/12.......................18:06 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical..............................08/22/12.......................19:48 Arrowhead Way...........................Medical..............................08/23/12.......................10:48 N. Palm Blvd................................Vehicle Crash...................08/23/12.......................16:43 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical..............................08/24/12.......................11:36 Valparaiso Blvd............................Medical..............................08/24/12.......................12:18 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical..............................08/24/12.......................13:21 SR 85 N.......................................Medical..............................08/24/12.......................13:57 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash...................08/24/12.......................14:53 N. Partin Drive.............................Vehicle Crash...................08/24/12.......................15:10 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................False Call..........................08/24/12.......................16:00 20th Street...................................Cancelled..........................08/24/12.......................20:08 N. Palm Blvd................................Vehicle Crash...................08/24/12.......................23:11 Government Avenue...................Medical..............................08/25/12.......................03:49 N. Palm Blvd................................Medical..............................08/25/12.......................13:34 W. John Sims Pkwy....................Medical..............................08/25/12.......................14:43 Bailey Drive.................................Medical..............................08/25/12.......................21:52 Rocky Bayou Bridge...................Cancelled..........................08/26/12.......................00:37 Aspen Court................................False Call..........................08/26/12.......................03:47 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash...................08/26/12.......................12:09 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical..............................08/26/12.......................15:09 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical..............................08/26/12.......................17:02 Kelly Road...................................Service Call......................08/26/12.......................19:02 W. John Sims Pkwy....................Medical..............................08/26/12.......................21:11 Honeysuckle Way.......................Medical..............................`08/26/2........................22:16 Weekly Safety Tip: Football season will be starting soonThere will be large crowds in and around the stadium and a lot of traffic after the game. Be sure to use the pedestrian crosswalks to cross. The Niceville Fire Department is there for your safety and protection. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from August 19, 2012 through August 27, 2012. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Road........EMS call...........................................08/19/12...................01:27 Parkwood Lane................Alarm activation...............................08/19/12...................13:20 Cedar Street.....................Medical assist..................................08/19/12...................17:49 Parkside Circle.................Dispatched & cancelled...................08/19/12...................19:20 Raintree Blvd....................EMS call...........................................08/20/12...................12:41 Birkdale Circle..................Assist invalid....................................08/20/12...................21:03 Blue Pine Lane.................Vehicle accident...............................08/21/12...................00:01 Mark Twain Court.............Detector activation...........................08/21/12...................13:22 Cat Mar Road...................Dispatched & cancelled...................08/21/12...................17:03 Cat Mar Road...................Detector activation...........................08/21/12...................20:07 N. White Point Road........Medical assist..................................08/21/12...................23:38 N. White Point Road........EMS call...........................................08/22/12...................10:42 Oakmont Place.................Unintentional transmission..............08/22/12...................12:35 N. White Point Road........EMS call...........................................08/22/12...................17:53 N. White Point Road........EMS call...........................................08/23/12...................18:38 N. White Point Road........EMS call...........................................08/24/12...................06:42 Hickory Street...................Assist invalid....................................08/25/12...................05:08 Caribbean Way.................EMS call...........................................08/25/12...................11:27 Merchants Walk................Vehicle accident...............................08/25/12...................13:34 Kelly Road/Valp................Dispatched & cancelled...................08/26/12...................18:19 Oakwood Circle................Medical assist..................................08/27/12...................11:28 Visit northbayfd.org for more informationPage A-4 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE!1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental Available* Storage Supplies/BoxesCall for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) B i r t h d a y ? A n n i v e r s a r y ? Mike TarbuckJeweler ~ Owner D i a m o n d W o r k s i n c 850-244-5252 | www.DiamondWorksJewelry.comPark Place Plaza | 323 Page Bacon Rd. | Mary Esther, FL 32569L e t o u r d i a m o n d s w o r k f o r y o u Ben Anderson Tax Collector Okaloosa County E-check is now FREE! Save Time Pay Online...Not In Line! Why pay bank card fees? Use E-check instead! Okaloosa County Tax Col lector customers can avoid bank card user fees by paying Online with E-check for FREE For more information call: 850-651-7300, or #TAX (from your mobile phone) or visit: www.OkaloosaTax.com Bluewater Orthopedics is proud to announce their newest surgeon, BRADLEYGOEKE, M.D. Dr. Goeke combines state of the art orthopedic skill with compassionate care. After working at Eglin Air Force Base for the past eight years, Dr. Goeke is a familiar face in a new place. Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Specializes in General Orthopedics including arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, fracture care and sports medicine. USAF graduate, studied at Tulane Medical School and University of Arkansas Orthopedic Surgery ResidencyNICEVILLE 850-897-80811950 Bluewater Blvd., Suite 100DESTIN 850-622-37137720 Hwy. 98 W., Suite 200CRESTVIEW 850-897-8081550 W. 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Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Tanker trucks lined up on Bayshore Drive, Niceville, Monday to take on fuel at the Citgo terminal. A surge in demand was reported at local gas stations as Storm Isaac churned up the Gulf of Mexico. sioners dropped a proposal made during an Aug. 9 budget workshop to split property tax revenue derived from the county's parks and recreation municipal services taxing unit (MSTU), using half of those funds to establish a stormwater utility to curtail pollution of local waterways. During the Aug. 9 workshop, public health director Karen Chapmen had warned commissioners that increasing stormwater pollution is reducing the number of days each year when it is safe to swim at local beaches. "A hundred percent of those funds should go to parks and recreation," said Commissioner Don Amunds. A motion to split the funding failed for lack of a second. Commissioners also heard a briefing from public works director John Hofstad, saying that new state regulations now allow the county to do "monitored natural attenuation" of ground water contamination from the former Niceville landfill. Previous state rules, Hofstad said, would have required the county to install an expensive "pump and treat" system to actively clean ground water from around the landfill, but the new rules allow the county to merely place monitoring wells around the site to ensure that ground water pollution is not spreading. The former landfill is just west of Highway 85 North, on Eglin land north of Niceville. TDCFrom page A-2bought bottled water, batteries, candles, and hurricane lamps over the weekend. "We ran out of gas cans on Saturday," said Williams Monday, "but we have now restocked everything. Things are much slower today." At Niceville's Ace Hardware store on John Sims Parkway, store manager Stephanie D'Angelo said Monday, "It was pretty crazy here on Saturday. We ran out of gas cans and Plylocks (used to fasten plywood shutters to windows without nails or screws), and we're down to one gas can, but we are re-stocking today." Her advice for hurricane preparation is, "Don't wait until the last minute to prepare for hurricane season." At the Citgo gas terminal along Boggy Bayou, Niceville, empty tanker trucks lined up Monday, waiting to take on fuel loads for delivery to area filling stations. Terminal manager Jay Goss told the Beacon that business had been "brisk" over the weekend, but that there had been no shortage of gasoline in the area, with the exception of "a couple of stations that ran short for a couple of hours." Goss said that if the storm damages refineries or blocks the Intracoastal Waterway between Niceville and refineries along the coast of Louisiana and Mississippi, there could be some delay in gasoline deliveries to his terminal during the next couple of weeks, but that he did not expect any serious problems. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 850-863-2153Fort Walton Destin NicevilleComprehensive Orthopaedic Care General Orthopaedics Total Joint Revision Sports Medicine General Podiatry Arthritis Prevention & Care Bone Density Scanning Complete Spine Care Total Joint Reconstruction Minimal Invasive Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery Full Body MRI Physical TherapyJason W. 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Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentAdvertising Director Thank you to all who worked so hard & voted Felix Beukenkamp THEBAYBEACONWednesday, August 29, 2012 Page A-5

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 THEBAYBEACON(APZs) to those currently allowed by the cities Comprehensive Plan. The CZ is an area extending 3,000 feet, including part of Valparaiso, from the north end of the north-south Eglin runway and is an area in which there is a higher-than-normal probability of an aircraft crash occurring, based on historical data at airports and military bases around the country. Eglin's 2006 Air Installation Compatible use Zone (AICUZ) study recommends that no homes be allowed in the CZ. About 18 Valparaiso homes were built in the CZ before 2006. Two homes on Andrews Drive, in the CZ, were destroyed by a military training jet, a T-38, that ran out of gas and crashed in 2003. New homes were built on the same locations. The APZs 1 and 2 extend out 5,000 feet and 7,000 feet, respectively, from the crash zone, including parts of Valparaiso and Niceville. The 2006 Eglin AICUZ recommends limited, less dense development in those areas due to the potential for aircraft crashes in those zones. Valparaiso's comprehensive plan amendment also recognizes that city has a planning commission that makes recommendations to city commissioners on land development and zoning issues. It also specifies that an Eglin Air Force Base representative will serve as an "ex officio, i.e., non-voting, member of the planning commission. That ex-officio member is currently Marion Cook, Eglin's Community Planner. The ex-officio member will be appointed annually. No one from the public attended the first of two public hearings on the ordinance, which was held July 2. VALPFrom page A-1 A L L A R O U N D T H E T O W N Grant Williams was first licensed in Louisiana July of 1991. He continues to work with people who have various types of hearing challenges. Grant sold his hearing practice in Louisiana well before hurricane Katrina and decided to continue as a Hearing Health Care Professional in Niceville. Grant enjoys his fulltime working retirement and is genuinely committed to the management of hearing health care. When one meets with Grant one can tell how much he loves what he does. The hearing health care professionals at Niceville Hearing Center are leading the way in helping people experience healthier hearing lives. Through advanced hearing technology and superior service, Niceville Hearing Center s goal is to educate patients about hearing loss and its effects on their lives, while ultimately providing innovative solutions that meet each individuals hearing needs and lifestyle. The staff at Niceville Hearing Center takes the time to know their patients and their goals. Hearing better is more than the purchase of hearing aids, there are emotions involved as well. The staff at Niceville Hearing Center will discuss the patient s hearing health and the history of listening environments, as well as any previous or current diseases and injuries. The patient s thoughts, feelings and expectations are most important, as well as developing the right hearing healthcare plan. It s not just about selling and servicing hearing aids at Niceville Hearing Center; it s about treating the patient. The staff is friendly, down-to-earth and are there to listen. Nan Wheat, the Patient Care Coordinator for Niceville Hearing Center, believes that the Patient doesn t care how much WE KNOW, until which time they KNOW HOW MUCH WE CARE. The Staff at Niceville Hearing Center understands the mix of attitudes and know that when seeking treatment for one s hearing, most patients want information in a straight talk way. Time is taken to review a patient s test results, get to know their personal preferences and introduce and demonstrate the latest technologies. Niceville Hearing Center is proud to offer excellence in hearing health care with a unique approach to meet the patient s personal needs, while making the hearing experience as natural and care free as possible. Counseling and educating patients about the importance of preserving their hearing is the essence of Niceville Hearing Center s role as a hearing health care provider. After a very detailed audiometric hearing evaluation, the staff at Niceville Hearing Center will help the patient make decisions about improving their hearing. All appropriate alternatives are discussed, whether it be a medical referral, hearing instruments, or other rehabilitative measures. As a valued patient, you will receive hearing aids that perfectly match your lifestyle and budget. Niceville Hearing Center offers a full line of digital programmable hearing devices that are easy to wear. Working closely with the patient ensures that all concerns are met, both today and tomorrow, and that the patient is completely satisfied with every aspect of their hearing experience at Niceville Hearing Center. Call now to schedule a FREE, no charge, no obligation hearing evaluation and new product demonstration. Niceville Hearing Center believes in the TryEm B4U BuyEM style of doing business. 850-678-3277 (EARS). Log on to our website to watch our awardwinning video: www.NicevilleHearingCenter.com. Niceville Hearing Center is located at 1001 W. College Blvd., Niceville, in the Twin Cities Medical Plaza, Building 2. (Next door to Dr. Pat Tidwell s office)Advertising Feature Niceville Hearing Center: The way Nice is meant to be!The medical lab MAKES the hearing aid, Niceville Hearing Center MAKES the difference. A successful ribbon cutting taking place at Twin Cities Medical Plaza. 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! Call Bill at 897-4396 or Jim at 897-3068 & order a flag.Serving the Children of the World DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!For only $105.95 a week for 11 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool.ADD ONE OR BOTH OF OUR MILITARY PAPERS AT HALF PRICE! A A L L L L A A R R O O U U N N D D T T H H E E T T O O W W N N The Beacons ALL AROUND THE TOWN is one of the best read advertising sections available. It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 11 colorful well-designed ads. Each week customers will tell you all about it. Call 678-1080 today! Note: Mail subscriptions are often delayed in the mail. Subscriptions are nonrefundable.Please send coupon and payment to: The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578. For more information, contact The Bay Beacon at (850) 678-1080 or info@baybeacon.com.Price includes any applicable sales tax.Name: Phone: Address*: Payment (for 1 year) ......................$104.00The Beacon by mail!Weekly mail delivery is available by subscription. Just complete this form and return it with your check!*U.S. and APO addresses only. S. Grant Williams,owner of Niceville Hearing Center, was nominated as The Best of 2011 Hearing Healthcare Professionals by The Hearing Review publication. The Hearing Review publishers established the Best Of The Best program to recognize those hearing instrument specialist, audiologists, ear, nose & throat medical doctors and others who exemplify quality hearing health care. This program highlights outstanding individuals, practices, facilities and companies that go above and beyond the call of duty to serve the needs of people with hearing impairment. Call 678-3277 today to schedule your FREE SCREENING & PRODUCT DEMONSTRATION We have a "TryEm before you BuyEm" policy. Grant Williams, HAS, HISFlorida & Louisiana Licensed ANATOMY OF THE HUMAN EARCochlea 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.comHOURS: 10:45 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 10:45 a.m. 9:30 Fri. 11:30 a.m. 9:30 Sat. C a s u a l W a t e r f r o n t D i n i n g f e a t u r i n g S e a f o o d S t e a k & P a s t a EARLY BIRD SPECIALS 4:30 6:00 Every Day NEWLY RENOVATED LOUNGE & ENCLOSED PATIO BARwithLive Music Fri. & Sat. NightsHAPPY HOUR: 3:00 6:00 Mon.-Sat. SERVING LUNCH & DINNERINDOOR & OUTDOOR SEATING Crowns & Bridges Fillings & Partials Dentures Root Canals Extractions Implants EmergenciesNOW OFFERING - Botox Juvederm Invisalign Conscious Sedation897-4488 www.drbroutin.com Merchants Walk Ste 101 NicevilleOlivier Broutin, D.M.D. Accepting New Patients*Minimum fee only for ADA code D9972OFFEREXPIRES 9/30/12 TEETH WHITENING$ 1 9 9 143 S. John Sims Pkwy. Valparaiso ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS729-3300 CARING FOR FAMILIES NEWBORN TO ADULTEMERALD COAST FAMILY MEDICINEWEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENT INTERNAL MEDICINE PEDIATRICS PREVENTIVE CARE SPORT/SCHOOL PHYSICALS IMMUNIZATIONSDr. T. Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician NOW OFFERING HCGMOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED Reduce energy consumption Prevent mold, mildew, staining Non-prorated transferable warranty Eliminate granule loss with a shingle roof Green Product Technology Self priming Non cracking, flaking or peeling Increase resale value Class A fire rating Energy Star Product850.424.6829FREE EVALUATION FINANCING AVAILABLEwww.RhinoShieldGulfSouth.comProtect & Beautify Your Roof!Non-Prorated 10 Year Warranty Hair Styling Hi/Low Lites Shades Hair Color Perms Pravana Perfection Smooth Out 101 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville Tues-Fri 9-6 Sat 8-2 Evening Appointments Upon Request RedKen Color & Products Kenra Haircare ProductsFULLSERVICEHAIRfor ladies & men Call Today!678-1977 Call today for a tour!Respite Care Day Stays 24-Hour Nursing2300 North Partin Dr. Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 897-2244 www.SuperiorALF.comAssisted Living # AL11712Specializing in Alzheimers, Parkinsons and Dementia SUPERIORRESIDENCESofNicevilleMEMORY CARE Call for a FREE ESTIMATE! 389-4611 1005-A John Sims Pkwy. (Palm Plaza) Niceville, FL 850-279-4361Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. 5:15 p.m.Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30pmWednesdays 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Sharon M. Streeter, O.D. Thomas A. Streeter, O.D.Palm Eye CareBoard Certified Optometric PhysiciansA new approach to personal eye careContact Lenses and Eyeglasses Emergency Eye Injuries Diabetes/Hypertension Management Specialty/Bifocal Contact Lenses Pediatric patients are always welcome Sports Vision Correction for all athletes Accepting TRICARE, Bluecross/BS, Medicare, Medicaid, AETNA, VCP, VSP, Davis Vision and Eye MedDrs. Tom & Sharon Streeter (850)729-6629 and GENERAL REPAIR Pepper & Tonywish you a successful school year!

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Registration for the Fall PRIME Time series of personal enrichment classes offered by Northwest Florida State College begins Sept. 6 at the Niceville campus and South Walton Center. In-person registration at all seven NWFSC locations starts Sept. 7 until the first class session, space permitting. The PRIME Time schedule of classes and information is available at nwfsc.edu/schedule, at community locations such as libraries and chambers of commerce, or by calling the NWFSC Continuing Education Department at 729-6084. All PRIME Time courses are non-credit and are designed for personal enrichment with Whos News 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 s OUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , A A u u g g u u s s t t 2 2 9 9 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Generations get togetherThree generationsmother, daughter and granddaughters have gathered for years at the beginning of the school year. From left, Sarah Sims, Kristen Sims, Patsy Taylor and Mary Sims. Patsy Taylor taught in Louisiana, California, Tennessee and Florida before beginning a real estate career. Mary and her daughter Kristen teach second grade and kindergarten, respectively, at Bluewater Bay Elementary School. Marys daughter Sarah is a junior and member of the Niceville High School volleyball team. 102 and countingThe fountain of youth may be a myth but Beatrice Winters seems to have found a secret that has helped her keep going. On Aug. 23, she celebrated her 102nd birthday. She lives at Superior Residences of Niceville. When you get to be my age, she said, you really don t care about celebrating them. But the smile on her face told a different story as she was surrounded by friends and family.Mary Ellen Molly Brannon a 2008 Graduate of Niceville High School, has been admitted to Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert School of Law for the fall, 2012, semester. A native of Miramar Beach, Brannon attended Butler Elementary School and Destin Middle School prior to her graduation with honors from Niceville High School. She recently received her undergraduate degree from LSU, where she majored in sociology with a concentration in criminology and minored in psychology and international studies. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Brannon Sr. of Miramar Beach.***Mark Victor Ross has been promoted to the rank of major, U.S. Army. He is the operations officer for Task Force 1, Operations Group, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. Ross is a 1995 graduate of Niceville High School. He received his bachelors degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001. He is the son of Mark and Vickie Ross of Niceville and is married to the former Jill Pedretti of Verona, Wisc. They have a daughter, Kristin Ann, age 3, and are expecting their second child, a boy, in September.***Debby Lewis Realtor, of ERA American Realty, Niceville, attended Florida Realtor 96th annual Convention & Trade Expo Aug. 8-12, 2012, at the Marriott World Center in Orlando.***Ray Nilsson of Niceville took the first step in becoming a Boilermaker by participating in the annual STAR program at Purdue Universitys West Lafayette campus. Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) is Purdues program for new undergraduate students to receive academic advice and create their initial course schedule. Incoming students select their one-day STAR session and come to Purdues West Lafayette campus to conduct this and other important business. Mary Ellen Molly Brannon Mark Victor Ross Debby Lewis Personal enrichment classes in Acrylic painting are just some of the more than 40 Prime Time noncredit classes offered by NWFSC. Prime Time signups to beginNo tests, grades in enrichment classes at college Please see SIGNUPS, page B-5 908 S. Palm Blvd. Niceville www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.com Comprehensive Family Care Advanced Sterilization Techniques Luma Arch Whitening In Office Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding Digital X Rays (Less Radiation Exposure) Custom Crowns/Bridges Implant Restoration Gentle Nitrous Oxide In Office Water PurificationACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSKeeping your teeth healthy, one visit at a time. RALFP. ZAPATA, D.D.S. THOMASGRANT, D.M.D.729 1223 Most Insurance Plans FiledWe would like to WELCOME Dr. Thomas Grant, D.M.D. to Niceville Family Dental and the community. Please call today for an appointment. Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D.Board Certified OptometristWhere there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) EYEWEAR UNLIMITED Charles Henriott Owner & Optician 35 years experience EVERYTHING WITH EYEWEAR, EVERYTHING WITH EYECARE AT Large selection of eyewear Get glasses today, in most cases Repairs Sun readers Rec specs The newest in progressive lenses678-6211 678-0099 Mon.-Fri. 9:00 6:00Closed Sat.IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970Stop in and visit your friendly hometown professionals for all your vision needs today! We accept: Tricare Prime, Medicare, Eyemed & many more. (850) 678-8876Why drive any further? Come in & let my Papa make you some glasses

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Weddings, Engagements, or Special Anniversaries?We would like to let everyone in your hometown know about! Just write up a little article and enclose a photo if possible and bring it by or mail it to: Beacon Newspapers. 1181 E. John Sims Pky., Niceville, FL 32578 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY Frank and Carla Engeldinger of Niceville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 8. They were married Sept. 8, 1962, in Menomonie, Wisc., at St. Josephs Catholic Church. Frank retired with 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as a security policeman. During that time, the couple lived in numerous places, including California, Florida, Texas, Turkey and New Mexico, returning to Florida, where he retired. He also spent a couple of unaccompanied tours to Thailand and Turkey. After retiring in 1980, he went to work at Century 21, Wilson Minger Agency, where he spent the next 26 years in real estate, retiring in December 2007. He enjoys golfing and being a stay-at-home husband. Carla was employed for 40 years with Civil Service, working in various career fields at each base where her husband was sent. Her final job was Executive Secretary to the 96th Air Base Wing Commander. She retired in October 2007. Since then, she has been involved with Pet Welfare on Eglin Air Force Base as the dog coordinator, a job that, although very time-consuming, is her passion. Frank and Carla have two children, Renee and son-in-law Gary Aull, and Jeffrey and daughter-in-law Daniela Engeldinger, and three grandchildren, Haley, Joshua and Tanner. Friends and family may stop by a 50th anniversary open house celebration at the Boathouse in Valparaiso, Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. No gifts, please. Engeldingers celebrate 50 years of marriage Carla and Frank Engeldinger on their wedding day Sept. 8, 1962, in Menomonie, Wisc. Frank and Carla Engeldinger will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 8. Niceville girl vies for title in AnaheimAlexa Johnson, 8, daughter of Janet and Andrew Johnson of Niceville, earned the title of 2012 National American Miss Florida in her age group July 27 and 28 in Jacksonville. The Bluewater Elementary School third-grader will now compete for the national title Thanksgiving week in Anaheim, Calif. She is active in the community as well, having collected school supplies to donate to Sharing and Caring. Classroom donationOscar Ferrell, Master of Okaloosa Masonic Lodge 312, presents a check for $200 to Julie Howell, a newly hired teacher at Edge Elementary. The lodge gives a check each year to a selected teacher to assist with classroom expenses for the coming year. Also pictured are Dr. Samantha Dawson, principal of Edge Elementary, and Ken Eichorm, secretary of Okaloosa Lodge. seconds looking at their phone which is enough time to cover more than the length of a highway speeds. W82TXT AGENCY NAME website www.nicevilleinsurance.com St. Paul Lutheran & PreschoolSt. Paul Family Reunion September 2 Outdoor service 10:00 a.m. Bring lawn chairs Casual dress Nursery provided. Indoor Potluck Picnic Activities and games1407 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 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 Every week, a download link to an Adobe Acrobat PDF of the latest newspaper will be sent to the e-mail address you provide. In just minutes, youll receive a crisp, searchable, printable replica of the paper, with all stories, photos and ads. Windows & Mac compatible. A great way to get the paper if you live or work out of town, or take a vacation! Or give a gift subscription to a loved one! Recommended for broadband (not dialup) connections. Please send coupon and payment to: T h e B a y B e a c o n 1 1 8 1 E J o h n S i m s P a r k w a y N i c e v i l l e F L 3 2 5 7 8 For more information, contact Beacon Newspapers at (850) 678-1080 or info@baybeacon.comPrice includes any applicable sales tax.Name: Phone: Address: E-mail (please print clearly): P a y m e n t p e r p a p e r ( f o r 1 y e a r ) . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5 2 0 0 We ll deliver the paper to your computer!Get the Bay Beacon, Eglin Flyer, Hurlburt Patriot or Green Beret Online! The Bay Beacon The Eglin Flyer The Hurlburt PatriotThe Green Beret

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Food donations needed Sharing & Caring, Niceville, is asking for donations due to a shortage of food. Items needed include, but are not limited to: canned meats, pork and beans, cereal, canned pasta, corn, drinks (juice), side dishes (Hamburger Helper), toilet paper and toothpaste, or any items which cannot be purchased with food stamps. Donations can be dropped of Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., or Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Info: 678-8459. Nicotine Anonymous If you desire to stop using nicotine, or stay stopped, join Nicotine Anonymous on Thursdays at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1800 John Sims Parkway. Info: 897-4721. Floral Design Studies The Valparaiso Garden Club is now accepting registrations for Advanced Floral Design Studies classes for anyone interested in learning about floral design. Classes will be held at the Valparaiso Community Library on the first Saturday of each month, SeptemberMarch, excluding December, from 911:30 a.m. Cost of six classes: $60. Call 8974011, or email jnjkam@gmail.com for registration forms, or pick one up at the Valparaiso Community Library. No experience necessary. Info: marieharrison@valp.net. Arts and crafts show The fourth annual Fall Flair Arts & Crafts Show, sponsored by the Destin United Methodist Women, will take place Friday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Destin Life Center, 200 Beach Drive, Destin. Vendors will display and sell their works. A bake sale will offer a variety of homemade goodies for purchase. Enjoy lunch at the Soul Cafe. All proceeds benefit Church missions. Info: fallflair2012@aol.com Bazaar vendors needed Niceville UMC World Bazaar and Benefit is seeking quality home-craft vendors for its 36th annual event Oct. 27. For information and entry forms, go to nicevilleumc.org/women/bazaar.htm l or call 865-4769. Oktoberfest seeks artists The 18th Annual Oktoberfest and Crafts Festival at Winn-Dixie Plaza in Bluewater Bay is looking for artists and craftsmen interested in selling their work. The festival, sponsored by the Mid-Bay Rotary Club, will be Sept. 28, from 5-10 p.m., and Sept. 29, from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Cost for both days: $75. Info: Bert, 897-3190. Have a Heart run/walk Registration is ongoing for the Okaloosa County Have a Heart 5K run/walk, Sept. 1, at the 911 Emergency Operations Center. The course will loop around the Northwest Florida State College Campus, Niceville. Registration is $20. T-shirts will be presented to the first 200 entries. Info: Ken Wolfe, kwolfe@co.okaloosa.fl.us, or newftc.com/racecalendar. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Rotary golf tourney Reservations are being taken for the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Golf Tournament Oct. 11, at 1 p.m., Rocky Bayou Country Club. The golf tournament will fund scholarships for local students. The goal this year is $10,000. Corporate sponsor: $350, four player and hole sign. Individual player: $90. Hole sign only, $100. Info: Jimmie Boisjolie, 699-0045, jimgirl@cox.net, or nicevalrotary@yahoo.com. Safe boating class Walk to end Alzheimer s Sterling House, Bluewater Bay, will hold a community sign-up Friday, Aug. 31, 2-5 p.m., for the Oct. 6 Okaloosa County Walk to End Alzheimers. Computers and staff will be on hand to assist individuals and teams to register for the walk. Refreshments will be served. Alzheimer s support group Alzheimers Family Services provides monthly support groups for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimers disease. A support group will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the First United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and respite care is available. Support Groups are a means for caregivers and others interested in learning more about Alzheimers disease to exchange ideas, gather information and discuss their concerns with others who are dealing or have dealt with the same issues. To register for this support group or for additional information, call 850478-7790 or visit AlzFamServ.org. Audubon beekeeping meeting The next meeting of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, and will feature a presentation on the basics of beekeeping by Niceville native Jeff Dietrich. Jeff is in the fifth year of a masters in beekeeping certification through the University of West Florida. His bees produce honey from a variety of local wildflowers, and samples will be available. This meeting will be held in Room 132 of the Student Services Center (SSC 132) on the Niceville Campus of Northwest Florida State College at 6:30 p.m., for socializing and refreshments, and the program at 7 p.m. The meeting is free and open to all who have an interest in birds and nature. For more information please call Walt Spence at 582-7064. We Grew Up gathering The fourth annual We Grew Up at FBC Valparaiso Gathering is planned for Labor Day Weekend. A reception with light refreshments is planned for Saturday afternoon, Sept. 1, in the churchs Fellowship Hall from 2-5 p.m., followed by dinner at Boathouse Landing restaurant at 6 p.m. No RSVP is needed. A head count will be taken during the reception for those planning to eat dinner together. Those who cant make it to the reception, but would like to eat dinner with the group can call Pam Smith 6785484/Text: 621-6135 or Liz Jepson Webb 678-1301 elizmiz@aol.com. Library movie day The Valparaiso Community Library plans its first Early Release Movie Day of the fall, The Pirates: Band of Misfits, Sept. 6, 1:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Schoolhouse marks 100th Camp Walton Schoolhouse aficionados will celebrate the buildings 100 years on Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Everyone is invited for an oldfashioned party with decorations, cake and ice cream. The theme of the day is the time period the schoolhouse functioned as a school: 1912-1936. Meet Fort Walton Beachs founding families whose ancestors attended the school and learn about the past. Enjoy these activities and displays throughout the day: Live music and games such as 3-legged races; Educational exhibits on inventions, toys, and newspaper headlines from 1912-1936.; Antique cars on Heritage Park grounds; Old-fashioned photo opportunities; Shopping for schoolhouse related items, including a new Christmas ornament. Admission to all museums at Heritage Park and Cultural Center will be free that day. Child care expert to speak John Rosemond, syndicated columnist and author of more than 14 best selling parenting books, including his most recent, Parenting By The Book, is coming back to Niceville after 10 years Sunday, Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Art Center. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $45 for VIP seats and reception. Also, a silent auction will be available. To order tickets, call 729-6000 or visit mattiekellyartscenter.org/index.cfm Blood drive for 1st responders Northwest Florida Blood Services will be at Sterling House, Bluewater Bay,Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., for a 9/11 commemorative blood drive in honor of first responders for Patriots Day. Wear read white and blue and stay for refreshments. Friends set book sale The Friends of the Niceville Library annual book sale will take place at Niceville Community Center, adjacent to the library, Sept. 14, 4-6 p.m., for Friends only, and 15, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., for the general public. Saturdays event will include a bake sale. Info: 729-4090.Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR Shark program SaturdayCome out to the Biophilia Center to learn all about sharks. Learn about basic shark anatomy, the types of sharks found in Florida, why shark attacks occur/how to avoid an attack, and shark conservation. Have fun with shark trivia and prizes and join this educational experience, Saturday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center, 4956 State Hwy 20 East, Freeport. Info: 835-1824. 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Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted Locally owned 18 yearsCorner of Partin & John Sims A name you can trust JIMSMITHOwner678-5999 ofFIREARMSSELECTIONLARGE JEWELRY REPAIR WE BUY GOLD, SILVER AND FIREARMS Lorena (Jo) Jewell Bartlett Lorena (Jo) Jewell Bartlett, 91, a former resident of Niceville, Fla., passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. The sixth child of William Thomas and Dorenda Jane Mann, Jo was born on Feb. 6, 1921, in Lovington, N.M. At a young age her family moved to Texas, where she grew up and eventually met and married the love of her life, Delmar Travis Bartlett, on Dec. 9, 1941. A military wife for 20 years, Jo moved her family to bases from Texas to Virginia, wherever her husband was assigned. Along the way, they were blessed with two daughters who kept her busy while Travis was away on assignment. She was an athlete who loved to play softball and later golf. Indoors, it was bowling and bridge. An officers wife, Jo was always prepared to host an impromptu get-together and her happyhour hors doeuvres were legendary. Jo loved to dance and after professional lessons she went on to dance in many amateur competitions. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Travis, in 1988. She is survived by two daughters, Jody Swenson (Rex) of Niceville, Fla., and Judy Galloway (John) of Tallahassee, Fla., eight grandchildren, Lorena Katherine Spillar-Purvis (Rick) of Niceville, Fla., Yvette Michelle Stecklein of Crestview, Fla., David Michael Thomas (Marti) of Rockledge, Fla., Kacy Katrina McClean (Sean) of Orlando, Fla., Dorenda Jo Keller of Havana, Fla., Laura Elizabeth Burrough (Steve) of Niceville, Fla., Matthew Aaron Thomas (Lisa) of Birmingham, Ala., and Harrison Bradley Keller IV (Sandy) of Midland, Fla., 13 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A memorial service will be held in Tallahassee on Sept. 22. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Obituary Lorena (Jo) Jewell Bartlett

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Mary Thomas, center, is honored by alumni from 10 years of the dental assisting program at Northwest Florida State College.Northwest Florida State College recognized students who completed the colleges vocational certificate program in dental assisting during the 201112 academic year at a pinning ceremony held Aug. 3. Mary Thomas, the dental assisting program director, noted at the ceremony that the NWF State College graduates are now certified for dental assisting throughout Florida, including radiography certification and other expanded functions. Graduates are also eligible to take the National Board Exam to be eligible for jobs nationwide. Dental assisting graduates include: Niceville: Brianna Allen and Deanna Faulkner, Niceville; Nicki Bolton and Carrie Harper, Crestview; Kristina Lynn, DeFuniak Springs; Monique Clay, Julija Celovalnova, Sonklin Craghead and Brandi Lee, Fort Walton Beach; Kacy Edwards, Holt; Kristen Komm and Nicole Smith, Mary Esther; and Siobhan Simeone, Navarre. The dental assisting students surprised Thomas by recognizing her impending retirement with a small ceremony of their own. Thomas has had a significant role in shaping the lives of dental assistants for a number of years, as she has led the NWFSC dental program since its inception in 2002. She also led the colleges dental assisting education efforts when the college hosted a joint program with Gulf Coast Community College prior to the establishment of a stand-alone dental program. To pay tribute to Thomass leadership and to thank her for all she has done, alumni from each of the programs 10 graduating classes returned to share in her final pinning ceremony (photo attached). Mary Thomas will be greatly missed, remarked Dr. Brian Shonk, the Dean of Career and Technical Education at the college. She has been a tremendous person to work with, and a driving force behind the success of this program. Thomas, who is retiring after 10 years at the college, thanked everyone for their encouragement and dedication. But the real reason were here today is to celebrate these graduates, Thomas noted. Congratulations, class of 2012. Page B-4 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Students honor retiring director CENTURY 21 WILSON MINGER AGENCY SUPPORTSOUR COMMUNITY, OUR MILITARY, OUR AGENTS. #1 REAL ESTATE OFFICE IN NICEVILLE (850) 678-5161 1-800-369-2403 www.century21wilsonminger.comWilson Minger Agency, Inc.VOTEDAWN JOHNSONfor theEmerald Coast Association of Realtors Niceville DirectorSeptember 12-28, 2012 Northwest Florida State College PRIME TIME Register Sept. 6thNiceville Campus 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. in Building SSC South Walton Center 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Register Sept. 7th UntilEnroll at any NWFSC site Personal Enrichment Classes For Adults Of All Ages FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT~ OR ~AMANDA BARKERDirector of Continuing Education729-6085 Curriculum & 729-6084 www.nwfsc.edu/schedule Class Fees $5 to $75 Students honor retiring director Local blood drives slatedAug. 29 Hurlburt Building One 100 Bartley Street 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Niceville United Methodist Church 214 S. Partin Drive 3 .to 8 p.m. Aug. 31 Wal-Mart Niceville 1 to 6 p.m. Free gift card for all donors Sept. 5 First Baptist Church of Niceville, 622 Bayshore Drive 5 to 8 p.m.Chance Gould, 39, Niceville, cook Joanne Gifun, 60, Niceville, housewife "I work in a restaurant, so I'll be busy." "We'll probably spend some time with our son, his wife, and our grandchildren." "We'll be staying home. We already live in one of the nation's premier vacation spots, so why go anywhere else?" "My sister and brother-in-law are coming to visit from North Carolina." "Hang out at home, go swimming, and enjoy the beautiful weather." "Moving into my new dorm room at the University of South Florida."What are your plans for the Labor Day weekend?Pat Hansen, 72, Niceville, retired Location: Wal-Mart Eddie Martinez, 18, Niceville, student Lindsey Lynch, 34, Bluewater Bay, mommy Jerry Moellenkamp, 64, Niceville, health care coordinatorWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHERby Mike Griffith Martial arts master teachesGrandmaster Ron Pierce of San Diego, a martial arts expert with 55 years of experience and founder of Pierce Family Gung Fu, demonstrates his offensive and defensive techniques at a seminar held at the Martial Arts Combat Academy (MACA) in Niceville. Over the two-day seminar, students learned empty-hand and weapon skills, as well as how to use everyday items such as a credit card or dollar bill to defend against an attack.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Registration now open for Relay 5Kno grades or tests given. Open to adults of any age, PRIME Time non-credit classes start in September, October and November and range from $5 to $75. Courses focus on computers, health, foods, fitness, politics, arts, gardening and more. More than 40 courses are offered on the NWFSC Niceville campus. The 16 courses offered in South Walton and Destin include a new Lunch and Learn on Titanic: The Ship of Dreams offered at Rutherfords in Destin. The popular Chefs Choice series will feature various area restaurants, including The Grille at Kelly Plantation, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Melting Pot. Fitness 101 will be offered at the colleges Chautauqua Center located in DeFuniak Springs. New courses this year include American Women in WWII: A Weapon Waiting to be Used, Beginning Sign Language, Journaling Adventures! Astronomy, and Mosaics Magic: Beginning Stained Glass Mosaics. In-person registration Sept. 6 at NWFSC in Niceville in the Student Services Center is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals who have previously enrolled may register by web at nwfsc.edu, starting Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. Registration continues until classes start or are filled. PRIME Time participants receive the benefits of regular NWF State College students, including use of the library, access to special events, and free parking. For more information, call 729-6084 or 729-6085. SIGNUPSFrom page B-1Register now for the 7th Annual Twin-Cities Relay for Life 5K/Mile Fun Run, to be held Sept. 15 at 8 a.m. at Lewis School, Valparaiso. Early registration for the 5K is $15/Fun Run, $5. The student price is $5 for either race. Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Late fee add $5 the day of the race. The first 250 entries will receive T-shirts. Register on-line at active.com. Email samacd@valp.net for any questions. 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See page 3.1, 2, 3, hut! The Falcon football season is about to begin and all e y es ar e on one pla y er See page 6.D ay T ripper Wa nt to see some g re at ar t, including some from the masters? Go to jail in P ensacola. See page 8.Calend ar What to do and wher e to g o? Check out the Fl yer calendar on page 10.New food Air F orce officials plan to intr oduce a ne w dish to dining halls each month. See page 11. Cou r t esy photo Te ch. Sgt. David De an, goes u p for a spike again st Ch ina s beac h volleyball t eam d uring t he Con seil In ternational du Sport Militaire 20 1 1 Wo rld Game s in Brazil. Photo by D e l L e ssard Gen. Ed ward Rice, co mman der of the Air Edu cation a nd T r aining Co mmand speaking in front of one o f two F-35s tha t arrived in J uly cre di ted the pr ogra ms success to some tru ly am azing people b ehind the scenes. M ore plane s are ex pec ted a t Eglin, eq uipping a new school for pilots a nd m ain tainer s.F-35 offici all y welcomed to Egli nMajo r teaches English to Ir aqisDeplo yed from E glinBy T ech Sg t. S amuel King Jr .91 9t h S pe cia l O pe ra t io n s W in g A 919th Sp ecial O perations Wi ng reserv ist rec ently too k his lov e of beac h volleyb all se rv es and spik es to the pinn acle of a n in te rnation al m ilita ry sports c om petition. Te ch. S gt. D a vi d D ean, an A ir F orce Re servist a t Duk e Field s 919th M ain te na nce Sq uadr o n, recen tly com peted in t he v olle yba ll competition o f the Co nseil Internatio nal du S port M ilitaire 201 1 World G a me s in Rio de Jan eiro, Br azil. Th e f ifth C ISM event, a s ma ller v ersion of the Ol ym pic gam es su m moned the worlds top m ilita ry athle tes to b attle for the gold on B razils f am ed Cop acabana B e ach Dean got the op po rtunity to play for th e U .S. tw o-on-tw o beach v olle yb all team H e w as one of only four play ers c hosen af ter the Armed Force s tournamen t in Ap ril. T he C ISM tournam ent fea tu red 11 te am s from nine co untries. I h ad no idea it w a s such a big e ven t, s aid the a viation fuel system s mechanic from K eller Texas. I had never heard of the Military W orld G ames be fore. There w ere thou san ds a nd thousands of athletes com peting in so m any sp orts. De an an d partner A rmy N CO G ary A ng, got a toug h dra w to start the gam es, facing China in their f irst m atch. Th e tea m played hard, b ut lost a close m atch. T e am U SA also f aced Pakistan, Qatar A lban ia an d Braz il. The whole the m e of the g ames w as friendship thro ugh sport, a nd I really could see tha t shining through, said the 13 -yea r v eteran. 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In July the base w elcom ed the f irst tw o F35 As the ver sio n of the trise rvice airc raft tha t wil l b e flo wn by th e Air F or ce T wo m ore F-35 A s arri ved at Eglin We dnes day. Col. A ndre w T o th, comma nd e r of t he 33rd F ighter W ing said that by the end of the y ear at le ast one mo r e Air F orce v e rsi on F35 A c o uld be a t Eg lin gi v ing the 3 3 r d F W f iv e Air F orc e m odel ai rcraft. To th a dded th a t p ote n ti all y by years end the wing m a y receive be twe en one and three short tak e off an d ve rtical land in g version s o f Every si de s witch, there was some handshaking a nd hi g h-f i ving. Te ch S gt D avid De an 2 m or e F-35 s arriv e, A3. Please s ee F-35, pa ge 7 Please see MAJOR, p a ge 1 2 Please see R ESER VIST p age 1 2 Capture the Hurlburt market in the base paper!The cost-effective way to reach your customers on Hurlburt Field! 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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent As Isaac moved up the Gulf of Mexico, many local residents made preparations, in case the storm affected Northwest Florida. On Friday, forecasters said Isaac, then rated as a tropical storm, was heading toward the Niceville-Valparaiso area. But by Monday, forecasts by the National Hurricane Center had shifted the expected path westward, toward Mississippi and Louisiana. Eerily, Isaac was forecast to strike southern Louisiana early today, Wednesday, on the seventh anniversary of the Louisiana landfall of Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane that killed some 1,800 people in that state and Mississippi. Despite Isaac's shift westward, heavy rains and tropical stormforce winds were possible in the Twin Cities area. The Okaloosa County Department of Public Safety and other local officials announced some local preparations. As of Tuesday these included the following: Okaloosa County emergency officials recommended voluntary evacuations for areas south of U.S. Highway 98, low-lying areas prone to flooding, and mobile homes and campgrounds. All roads and bridges were expected to remain open unless winds over bridges exceed 45 miles per hour. Emergency shelters at the Northwest Florida State College Raider Arena in Niceville and at Davidson Middle School in Crestview were on standby, but had not opened. The National Weather Service issued river-flooding alerts for the Blackwater and Shoal rivers in Okaloosa County, and the Choctawhatchee River in Walton County. Okaloosa County and Walton County public schools, Rocky Bayou Christian School in Niceville, and Northwest Florida State College were closed Tuesday due to the weather. Area military bases told all but mission-critical personnel to stay home Tuesday and Wednesday. Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field planes were flown to other installations outside the projected path of the storm. Eglin officials ordered evacuation of the following low-lying areas: Post'l Point Famcamp; Temporary Living Facilities Buildings 746, 747, 748, 749, 750, 751; Maxwell-Gunter Recreation Center; and Camp Robins. At the Walmart in Niceville, assistant managers Stephanie Chamberlin and Michelle Williams said many customers By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Niceville area is represented at this week's Republican National Convention in Tampa. Okaloosa County Republican Party Chair, Barbara Wall, of Niceville, and State Committeeman Steve Czonstka of Bluewater Bay are delegates to the convention, which is scheduled to run through Thursday, with the expected acceptance speech of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The scheduled first day of the convention, Monday, was canceled because of Tropical Storm Issac, which at that time was churning northwestward through the Gulf of Mexico, about 150 miles southwest of Tampa, just shy of hurricane strength, affecting the convention area with tropical-storm force winds. In an e-mail message to the Beacon Sunday evening, Czonstka wrote, "Hurricane Issac has complicated the conduct of the convention due to its impact on transportation of delegates from the numerous hotels and resorts used for lodging of the thousands of participants from each of the states attending the event." According to Czonstkta, he and Wall travelled from their homes in the Niceville area on Saturday to the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, lodging for the 99 members of the T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50¢Wednesday, August 29, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts Please see GOP, page A-3 Please see COLLEGE, page A-3 Friday, 2-5 p.m. Sterling House Bluewater Bay, will hold a community sign-up Friday, Aug. 31, 2-5 p.m., for the Oct. 6 Okaloosa County Walk to End Alzheimer’s Computers and staff will be on hand to assist individuals and teams to register for the walk. Refreshments will be served.Saturday, 11 a.m.& 1 p.m. Come out to the Biophilia Center, 4956 State Hwy 20 East, Freeport, to learn all about sharks Learn about basic shark anatomy, the types of sharks found in Florida, why shark attacks occur/how to avoid an attack, and shark conservation. Have fun with shark trivia and prizes. Info: 835-1824. Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m. The Valparaiso Garden Club Advanced Floral Design Studies classes begin for anyone interested in learning about floral design. Classes will be held at the Valparaiso Community Library on the first Saturday of each month, excluding December. Cost of six classes: $60. Info: 897-4011, or jnjkam@gmail.com for registration forms, or pick one up at the library. Calendar, B-3 Steve Czonstka Barbara WallCollege hikes cost of building by $400KBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Northwest Florida State College has agreed to spend $188,000 to for additional work on a new college bookstore, including adding a caf, part of a much larger overhaul of the college's old student center. This and other changes will delay by more than two months, to Dec. 10, the planned completion of the renovation of Building K, the former College Mall, on the main campus in Niceville. A $417,000 change order, approved by the college board of trustees Aug. 21, includes modification of space in the campus bookstore that will be put in the facility for the addition of a caf and other modifications for Barnes & Noble, which recently began operating campus stores at the Niceville and Fort Walton Beach campuses. According to NWFSC Vice President Gary Yancey, the change order will add $417,263 to the previous cost estimate of $22.2 million for the ongoing renovation project, which is rebuilding the college's previous student center and making it part of a new student complex, joining another new building which Valp. OKs Eglin planningBy Del Lessard Beacon Staff Writer Valparaiso city commissioners have approved an amendment to the city's comprehensive plan to make the city more compatible with its military neighbor. The new ordinance however does not affect the city's concerns about high levels of jet noise once Eglin Air Force Base receives its full complement of 59 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. That issue will be addressed after the Air Force releases a Supplemental Environmental Impact Study, expected later this year. Titled the "2012 Military Compatibility Amendments," Valparaiso Ordinance 628 complies with state statutes requiring local governments to adopt land development codes that are "compatible" with the missions of their military neighbors. But the amendment approved Aug. 13 has little effect on existing property owners in Valparaiso because it limits the densities and intensities of development within the Crash Zone (CZ) and the Accident Potential Zones When the Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party and an allied conservative group, a Niceville-based chapter of Americans for Prosperity, did a door-to-door survey of local residents on Saturday, they drew attention from a film crew from Japan Broadcasting Corp. Shown here, JBC journalist Matt Field, left, interviews an AFP volunteer while a cameraman records the interview. JBC correspondent Ichiro Kabasawa told the Beacon that his company is doing news coverage of the American political process, and came to Niceville because "Florida is a battleground state" in the upcoming presidential election. Beacon photo by Mike GriffithGlobal interest in local politicsDodging the worst of IsaacAfter drawing bead on Okaloosa, storm s track shifts westward Please see VALP, page A-6Area represented at storm-delayed GOP convention COMING UP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Beacon photos by Mike Griffith As local residents prepared for the passage of Storm Isaac, one of the boarded-up homes along the Valparaiso waterfront bore the name, "Wind Song." At the Walmart store in Niceville, staff members were busy restocking shelves and displays with such storm-related items as bottled water, batteries, groceries, and battery-powered lights. Please see ISAAC, page A-5

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent During a lengthy meeting in a crowded chamber Aug. 21, the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved the appointment of Daniel O'Byrne as executive director of the county's scandalridden Tourist Development Council. The commission also held a pair of lengthy public hearings that lasted well into the night, concerning whether to allow helicopter sightseeing flights to take off and land next to U.S. Highway 98 near Destin, and a discussion about the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Small Area Study of how to keep Eglin Air Force Base and its surrounding civilian communities compatible with each other. They also rejected a proposal to fund a county stormwater utility, and learned that active cleaning of groundwater from the former Niceville landfill will not be required by the state. According to an official biography of the new TDC director released by the Okaloosa County public information office, "Daniel O’Byrne has an extensive background in tourism over the 32year span of his career. He brings a strong sales and marketing background to the current position as tourism director for the Emerald Coast and Okaloosa County, from his experiences in larger venues such as New York and Orlando to the smaller markets of Little Rock, Arkansas and Jacksonville, Florida." Most recently, he was CEO of Visit Jacksonville. "O’Byrne touts his practical experiences, management skills and education as a result of his successful career, and the talent he brings to the new position as tourism director. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and a Master’s in Applied Economics from the University of Central Florida. Daniel O’Byrne is married to Lorrie, his wife of 20 years, and they have two children." The TDC's previous permanent director, Mark Bellinger, killed himself earlier this year after a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of stealing from the county agency, according to authorities. During the meeting in Fort Walton Beach, the commission heard from several county residents concerned about possible loss of control of their property as a potential result of the recent Small Area Study, which is a part of the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) program that has been underway for several years to help the county and Eglin Air Force Base manage local land development in such a way as to minimize interference, or "encroachment" of local civilian development on the base and its military missions. In a PowerPoint briefing given to commissioners by Rod Lewis of the Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development, Lewis had warned that encroachment could jeopardize the continuation of weapons testing at Eglin, potentially reducing the base's role in the local economy. Lewis recommended that county officials coordinate with base commanders regarding all land developments approved by the county. Lewis also recommended regulation of outdoor lighting for new developments, to prevent interference with night flying training, which includes training special operations aircrews to fly and locate targets in darkness. Lewis recommended that new developments use outdoor light fixtures that aim downward and minimize upward scattering of light. During the meeting, several county residents said they oppose any new restrictions on what they can build or how they can use their property. Niceville resident H.H. Caldwell criticized the small area study, saying it was short on specifics, unrealistic, and recommended restrictions on civilian activities but not military activities. He said Lewis' recommendations, if followed, would create "a nebulous process in which I must ask your permission for what I do on my own land." He also questioned the recommendation that all real estate transactions include disclosures of low-level training flight routes leading to and from the base. As for lighting restrictions, Caldwell said, "Okaloosa County can't pass turtle-friendly lighting along the beach," and is therefore unlikely to be able to restrict lighting elsewhere in the county. Holt resident Julie Parker asked commissioners, "If I apply for a development that is within the county land development code, why should it have to be reviewed with Eglin?" "I have lived here for 30 years," she said, "and in all that time my land has never grown legs and 'encroached' on them—it is they who have encroached on us." A Fort Walton Beach resident told commissioners "There's no guarantee what will happen with Eglin," and that the commercial and industrial development of land in the north county is needed in order to diversify the local economy and make the county less dependent on the military. Such diversity, he said, would "vaccinate" the county against possible future reductions or closure of Eglin. Baker resident and state legislator Greg Evers also addressed the meeting, saying that state legislation passed in 2003 and 2004 to encourage the JLUS process was intended to encourage military activity in Florida and prevent base closures, but the small area study "came at a time when government pushes too much." "The legislation was not intended to take anyone's property rights," he said. After hearing from residents, commissioners passed a motion saying that county approval of future developments will be done in accordance with existing rules. In other words, said Commissioner Wayne Harris, "We're not changing a darn thing." He added, however, that the county will continue its current practice of coordinating with base commanders about any changes or waivers to existing county land development rules. Harris also said that "Eglin is transitioning from test and evaluation to being a training base," with the arrival of the 7th Special Forces Group and the transition of the 33rd Fighter Wing from being an operational combat unit to a training wing for the new fighter. Commissioner Bill Roberts, however, said, "Don't roll over on Eglin becoming a training base. We should fight to keep research and development at Eglin." The meeting also included a public hearing on whether to allow Beach Helicopter to launch and recover sightseeing helicopter flights from a heliport just north of U.S. Highway 98, on Okaloosa Island, next door to the Longhorn steakhouse. Numerous residents told commissioners they oppose the helicopter operation as a nuisance and because of safety concerns. However, attorneys for Beach Helicopter told the commission that the county's land development code lists sightseeing helicopters as a permitted business on Okaloosa Island, and that the Federal Aviation Agency has sole authority to regulate flying safety, making it illegal for state or local governments to restrict aviation for safety reasons. Following the hearing, commissioners, although saying they were reluctant to do it, voted 4-1 in favor of permitting the helicopter business. "We have to go by the law," said Harris. Commissioner Dave Parisot cast the lone dissenting vote. In other business, commisThe voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 THEBAYBEACONNew boss for scandal-scarred TDC Daniel O'Byrne H a ppyH a ppy $5WATCH BATTERY REPLACEMENTExpires December 31, 2012Across from the Niceville Garden Center in Parkway East Shopping Center 1129 John Sims Pkwy. 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is already complete. Yancey told the Beacon Monday that $98,638 of the cost of the change order will help pay for a Starbucks caf which will be attached to the new Barnes & Noble store. Other modifications to the store will account for another $89,339 of the change order cost. In addition, he said, the change order includes $113,272 for "scope changes" including modifications to a parking lot and landscaping, $25,035 for bonds, overhead and contractor profit, and $90,977 in delay cost, as the changes will delay the project's expected completion date from Oct. 1 to Dec. 10. Yancey told the Beacon, "The caf was not part of the original plan," but that when college officials learned that students wanted one in the new building, as is common in the bookseller's regular retail stores, they suggested it to Barnes & Noble. The company agreed provided the college share the cost of adding the caf. Operation of the caf once it is built, Yancey said, will be done by Barnes & Noble, which will either profit or lose money depending on how well the caf does financially. Also during their Aug. 21 meeting, the trustees approved a competitive proposal by BBVA Compass to provide banking services for the college and the NWFSC Foundation for a threeyear term beginning Oct. 1. According to Yancey, the BBVA proposal was one of two received by the college, and is less costly than the competing proposal from the college's current bank, First National. In other business, trustees approved a new scholarship endowment for students pursuing an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. The new endowment is funded through a $15,000 gift to the college’s Foundation by Bryan and Nancy Hough of Fort Walton Beach, in memory of their son Geoffrey Scott Hough. According to a statement from the college, "Geoffrey, a 2008 graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School, was attending NWFSC when he was tragically killed in an automobile accident at age 21. He had been enrolled in the college’s EMT program, a career field he was inspired to pursue following the expert care he had received in 2009 from emergency personnel following another, previous accident." The naming gift agreement approved by trustees noted that the scholarship will help students to pursue a career in public service, just as Geoffrey had planned to follow his father and uncle, who both serve in the Fort Walton Beach Police Department, and another uncle who is an Okaloosa County deputy sheriff. The trustees also approved a new weighted point system to select applicants for the college’s new firefighting vocational certificate program. The pool of eligible applicants to the program is now exceeding the number of seats in the limited access program. The college admits 24 students each fall for the firefighting program and offers specialized training facilities such as a burn tower to train current and future firefighters. The trustees also approved the continuation of agreements with the Okaloosa and Walton County school districts, for NWFSC to provide early college/dual enrollment opportunities for academically qualified high school students and to offer credit toward certain NWFSC technical programs for high school or GED graduates who completed certain high school career academy or certifications. The trustees also approved a retirement resolution honoring the service of Ronald (Ron) Walls of Niceville, for 25 years of service as a staff and faculty member in various areas of the college, including service as an instructor in the electrical engineering program, and innovative work in instructional technologies including creation of the college’s ECampus and Learning Technologies web portals. Trustees also approved a budget amendment to transfer $2.78 million toward the eventual $7.6 million purchase of the Banner computer software product from Ellucian. The new Banner software will provide a new collegewide computer operations system to control finance, registration and all college operational processes. The product replaces older software that had been developed and maintained through a consortium of state colleges, but which officials say is no longer adequate for the needs of the college for the coming decades. The trustees also approved the sale of a small lot in Walton County owned by the NWFSC Foundation for $4,010, to a buyer who submitted an offer $510 over the asking price. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, August 29, 2012 Page A-3 Law Office of SAMUEL M. PEEK Estate Planning & Probate Wills & Living Trusts Powers of Attorney Health Care Directives Business Corporations & LLCSamuel M. Peek, J.D., LL.M. Tax678-1178222 Government Avenue Niceville, FL 32578The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision. Before you decide, ask us to send you free information about our qualifications and experience. Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive  Niceville  678-2514 TOPOFTHELINE WATER HEATER BOTTOM LINE: ITS JUST $299*Sears sale price and a $700 Gulf Power rebate mean you can get the GE GeoSpring’ Hybrid Water Heater for just $299.ACT NOW! OFFER EXPIRES SEPTEMBER 9 Some restrictions apply. For residential customers of Gulf Power only. For more information, visit gulfpower.com/rebates.asp. By Melissa LaPlante Beacon Correspondent U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller (RChumuckla) answered questions on a variety of subjects from the press and audience Aug. 23 at the American Legion Hall in Fort Walton Beach. The topic for the evening’s meeting was to discuss the issues going on in government now and predictions for the future. Miller, a Republican whose District 1 includes the Twin Cities except for the Bluewater Bay area, said 31 pieces of legislation modifying the controversial Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, were sent to the Senate, but none has advanced to a floor vote. Prior to leaving the House for a break, Miller and representatives of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) met to discuss the prospective $500 billion armed services cutback, termed “sequestration,” if Congress fails to agree on a budget by Jan. 1. Miller said if Republican Mitt Romney wins the presidential election over incumbent Democrat Barack Obama, the two “elephants in the room”— Social Security and Medicare— will have to be addressed. He said he was concerned that the government aids individuals not in finding a job but in using up all their government benefits before finding employment. If President Obama wins reelection, then he "will not have to answer to the people” regarding his use of executive orders, Miller said, adding that Romney, if elected, has plans to vacate several controversial executive orders issued by Obama. Miller said he has found few military service members who support Obama’s reelection. Northwest Florida has a huge military population and would play a big part in Mitt Romney winning Florida, he said. The threat of “sequestration,” mandatory across-the-board cutbacks in federal spending Jan. 1, is real, he said, and so far neither side has budged from their stances. “The president will take sequestration off the table if we raise taxes for the top 1 percent,” Miller said, “and that will not happen either.” Miller said he is unsure whether the Armament Center will move away from Eglin Air Force Base. He said the decision rests with senior leadership at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. “We have done everything we can to get assurances from the Air Force in writing what we suspected for decades to happen,” he said. Miller said he believes the government is losing the big picture of the Air Force—that Air Force is more than just planes, but also weapons. The Republicans have no appetite for an additional round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), Miller said. But he said he believes a push for an early BRAC is coming next year and in 2015. He said he will push for the preservation of the military mission in Northwest Florida. “People of the Department of Defense don’t know what goes on at Eglin,” he said. The Affordable Care Act will be repealed, Miller said. “Our health care system is in shambles,” he said. “We have 15 unelected bureaucrats rationing care that is provided by Medicare.” Congressman Jeff Miller, R-Dist. 1, answered questions from constituents last week in Fort Walton Beach. Beacon photo by Melissa LaPlante Florida delegation as well as delegates from South Carolina. Weather did not affect their travel or the conduct of a Republican Party of Florida State Executive Committee special business meeting or the delegates' welcoming events on Sunday. After the expected passage of Issac on Monday, convention officials planned to resume operation yesterday, Tuesday, rescheduling and compacting the delayed and remaining events. "The decision to hold the RNC in a coastal Florida city in the middle of hurricane season was made more than two years prior and is testimony to the importance of the Sunshine State in this year's November elections," Czonstka stated. "It is a megastate with 29 electoral votes that mirrors the nation's moods, sentiments and demographics. Florida is America—today's America and tomorrow's." Demographically, wrote Czonstka, Florida matches the country in terms of white, AfricanAmerican and Hispanic people. It mirrors the country in its proportion of rural, suburban and urban residents. It has a greater proportion of senior citizens, but in that sense the state reflects what's looming for other states. Wall and Czonstka expressed concern about Issac's potential impact on their Niceville homes during their absence, but said they hoped for the best while anxious to resume their involvement in the RNC events for the remainder of the convention. Czonstka said that Florida will be well represented among the speakers scheduled to address the convention. During the week, he stated, delegates will hear from the the following Floridians: Gov. Rick Scott, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Florida Speaker Designate Will Weatherford, U.S. Senate nominee Connie Mack. GOPFrom page A-1 COLLEGEFrom page A-1 Miller warns of budget cutsSequestration would impact military, says Congressman Some $188,000 in extra work for the ongoing renovation of Building K at Northwest Florida State College is related to the planned operation of a Barnes & Noble outlet, which will operate a bookstore and caf in the structure. The work was part of a $417,000 change order \approved by the college board of trustees. Pictured, the building site on Monday. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith

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ArrestsJason Douglas Hendershot, 30, of 300-I Madison Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Aug. 14 on a charge of grand theft auto. After police recovered a stolen vehicle on North Palm Boulevard, a block from Hendershot's residence, Hendershot allegedly told police he got the car from a friend, but added, "I assumed the car was stolen, but I decided to drive it anyway." * Amy Mae Wolf, a business owner, 33, of 126 Meadow Woods Lane, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Aug. 17 on a charge of grand theft over $300, less than $5,000 (retail theft.) Wolf allegedly placed $401 worth of merchandise in a shopping cart at Kmart, 1140 E. John Sims Parkway, then attempted to leave without paying. * Debra Ann Strange, unemployed, 50, of 202-A Camellia Place, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Aug. 17 on charges of battery and child neglect without great harm. * Thomas Martin Chambers, 34, of 401 King St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Aug. 13 on charges of resisting an officer with violence and possession of controlled substance without a prescription, three Xanax pills. Chambers allegedly shoved a police officer backwards and ran off when the officer took out his handcuffs to place Chambers under arrest on the drug possession charge. * Adam Michael Strickland, a cashier, 20, of 52 Winfield St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Aug. 17 on a petit theft charge. An employee at Walmart, 1300 E. Highway 20, Strickland allegedly admitted that he sold a $139.96 fishing pole to someone for $5.58, then had the customer return it later for a full price refund. * Krystal Leigh Reiley, 27, of 304 Reeves St., Lot A5, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Aug. 18 on charges of resisting an officer without violence and giving a false name belonging to someone else. During an Oct. 28, 2011, traffic stop for a child not wearing a seat belt, Reiley allegedly said she did not have her license with her and gave someone else's name and personal information. The other person subsequently was billed by a collection agency for nonpayment of the traffic ticket. * Abubakr Cristobal, unemployed, 18, of 1247 Whitewood Way, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 14 on a violation of probation charge on the original misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. * Robert Aaron Kelley, 29, of 191 Homestead St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 15 on a violation of probation charge on the original charge of trespass. * Sean William Haynes, 24, of 616 Gingko Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Aug. 18 on a violation of probation charge on original charges of grand theft, eight counts, theft, two counts, and burglary, two counts.DUI arrestsChristy Renee Forrester, 39, of 79 S. John Sims Parkway, #128, Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police for DUI on State Road 397 (John Sims Parkway) at Glen Avenue, Aug. 20 at 2:31 a.m. Forrester was also cited for unlawful speed, 61 mph in a 35 mph zone. * William Edgar Wright IV, 26, of 235 White St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI on Eglin Parkway at public vehicle area of Allstate Insurance, Aug. 12 at 12:32 a.m.TheftsA Niceville resident from the 300 block of Riley Road reported Aug. 20 that someone had stolen a banjo, guitar and two bracelets, valued in total at $2,450. The banjo and guitar were later located in a Niceville pawn shop. * A Niceville resident from the 300 block of St. Andrews Drive reported that he came home at 1:45 p.m. Aug. 20 and found that unknown person(s) had broken out a window in a rear door, entered and ransacked rooms in the home. The victim reported $420 cash was stolen. * A Niceville resident who left his home in the 1600 block of 26th Street unlocked Aug. 20 while he went to the store returned 90 minutes later to find that unknown person(s) had burglarized his residence and stole a video game station and approximately 13 games or movies. The stolen items were valued at $900 total. * A Niceville man reported that sometime Aug. 17-20 someone stole a guitar from his unlocked boat while it was docked in a slip at 821 Bayshore Drive. * A Niceville resident reported Aug. 20 that someone had stolen her wallet and credit cards and had used the credit card in Walton County. Police were still investigating. * A Niceville resident reported the tag on his mother's vehicle was stolen Aug. 14 while his mother was recuperating in a local nursing home. * A Niceville resident from the 1600 block of 27th Street reported that unknown person(s) stole two chain saws and a gallon-can of gasoline from his front porch sometime Aug. 13 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. * On the morning of Aug. 15 it was discovered that unknown persons(s) had broken into the band room at Rocky Bayou Christian School and had stolen two computer monitors. * A Niceville resident from the 400 block of Bally Way reported that unknown person(s) entered her vehicle sometime Aug. 12-13 and stole $100 from the console. The victim told police that the same vehicle had been burglarized Aug. 7 when unknown person(s) entered the unlocked vehicle and stole $60 and about 20 prescription pills. The victim said she had originally chosen not to report the first incident. * A Niceville resident from the first block of Garden Lane reported that sometime July 24-Aug. 13 someone stole a laptop computer from her apartment. * A Niceville resident from the 2100 block of Bayshore Drive reported that unknown person(s) burglarized his vehicle and stole a satellite radio and a pair of sunglasses. The stolen items were valued at $350. * A Niceville resident came to the police department Aug. 20 to report that sometime overnight unknown person(s) stole a wallet that contained $30, a Social Security card and her license from her car, that was parked with the windows down. The victim said she needed a police report to request replacement of her license and Social Security card. * A woman reported to police Aug. 15 that approximately three weeks prior unknown person(s) burglarized her vehicle and stole $60 and her driver's license while it was parked at night in the Walmart parking lot for about four hours. * A Niceville resident from the 300 block of Edrehi Drive reported that sometime Aug. 12-15 unknown person(s) came to the dock area behind the home, cut the lock securing an outboard motor to a dingy and stole the 2011 Mercury 9.9 h/p outboard motor. * A Niceville resident from the 1700 block of 23rd St. reported Aug. 21 that his home had been burglarized and some personal items stolen. * A Niceville resident from the 600 block of Caribbean Way reported that he received a credit card statement and a credit card with his correct name and address although he had not applied for the card. When he contacted the credit card company he was advised that the credit card was applied for online and the unknown person who completed the application had access to his Social Security number and date of birth. The identity theft victim also learned that a purchase had been made with the card July 10.Criminal MischiefA Niceville resident from the 6000 block of Sterling River Way reported that sometime Aug. 1617 unknown person(s) had vandalized her car, broke a beer bottle in her driveway and knocked over a street sign. The resident also reported that nearby contractor signs for a new home had been broken and the community pool across the street had also been vandalized.OtherA 17-year-old Niceville boy was issued a criminal summons by Niceville police Aug. 14 on a charge of shoplifting. The boy allegedly was observed concealing two items in his pants then exiting Kmart, 1104 E. John Sims Parkway, without paying for the items. * A 16-year-old Niceville boy was issued a notice to appear by sheriff's deputies Aug. 16 on a charge of underage possession of an alcoholic beverage. * Amanda Pearl Bridges, unemployed, 21, of 105 Windlake Court, Niceville, was issued a notice to appear by sheriff's deputies Aug. 18 on a charge of petit retail theft. Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from August 20, 2012 through August 26, 2012. 0 Structure Fire18 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire11 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn5 Other Emergency Calls 2 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash...................08/20/12.......................12:27 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash...................08/20/12.......................13:32 SR 85 N/SR 123.........................Vehicle Crash...................08/20/12.......................18:45 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash...................08/20/12.......................19:13 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Cancelled..........................08/21/12.......................10:34 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash...................08/21/12.......................15:01 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical..............................08/21/12.......................15:15 SR 85 N.......................................Vehicle Crash...................08/21/12.......................18:27 Kelly Road...................................Medical..............................08/21/12.......................23:30 Lanman Road..............................Alarm Activation................08/22/12.......................01:53 Duncan Drive...............................Medical..............................08/22/12.......................11:47 Peachtree Way............................Medical..............................08/22/12.......................18:06 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical..............................08/22/12.......................19:48 Arrowhead Way...........................Medical..............................08/23/12.......................10:48 N. Palm Blvd................................Vehicle Crash...................08/23/12.......................16:43 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical..............................08/24/12.......................11:36 Valparaiso Blvd............................Medical..............................08/24/12.......................12:18 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical..............................08/24/12.......................13:21 SR 85 N.......................................Medical..............................08/24/12.......................13:57 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash...................08/24/12.......................14:53 N. Partin Drive.............................Vehicle Crash...................08/24/12.......................15:10 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................False Call..........................08/24/12.......................16:00 20th Street...................................Cancelled..........................08/24/12.......................20:08 N. Palm Blvd................................Vehicle Crash...................08/24/12.......................23:11 Government Avenue...................Medical..............................08/25/12.......................03:49 N. Palm Blvd................................Medical..............................08/25/12.......................13:34 W. John Sims Pkwy....................Medical..............................08/25/12.......................14:43 Bailey Drive.................................Medical..............................08/25/12.......................21:52 Rocky Bayou Bridge...................Cancelled..........................08/26/12.......................00:37 Aspen Court................................False Call..........................08/26/12.......................03:47 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Vehicle Crash...................08/26/12.......................12:09 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical..............................08/26/12.......................15:09 N. Partin Dr..................................Medical..............................08/26/12.......................17:02 Kelly Road...................................Service Call......................08/26/12.......................19:02 W. John Sims Pkwy....................Medical..............................08/26/12.......................21:11 Honeysuckle Way.......................Medical..............................`08/26/2........................22:16 Weekly Safety Tip: Football season will be starting soon…There will be large crowds in and around the stadium and a lot of traffic after the game. Be sure to use the pedestrian crosswalks to cross. The Niceville Fire Department is there for your safety and protection. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from August 19, 2012 through August 27, 2012. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Road........EMS call...........................................08/19/12...................01:27 Parkwood Lane................Alarm activation...............................08/19/12...................13:20 Cedar Street.....................Medical assist..................................08/19/12...................17:49 Parkside Circle.................Dispatched & cancelled...................08/19/12...................19:20 Raintree Blvd....................EMS call...........................................08/20/12...................12:41 Birkdale Circle..................Assist invalid....................................08/20/12...................21:03 Blue Pine Lane.................Vehicle accident...............................08/21/12...................00:01 Mark Twain Court.............Detector activation...........................08/21/12...................13:22 Cat Mar Road...................Dispatched & cancelled...................08/21/12...................17:03 Cat Mar Road...................Detector activation...........................08/21/12...................20:07 N. White Point Road........Medical assist..................................08/21/12...................23:38 N. White Point Road........EMS call...........................................08/22/12...................10:42 Oakmont Place.................Unintentional transmission..............08/22/12...................12:35 N. White Point Road........EMS call...........................................08/22/12...................17:53 N. White Point Road........EMS call...........................................08/23/12...................18:38 N. White Point Road........EMS call...........................................08/24/12...................06:42 Hickory Street...................Assist invalid....................................08/25/12...................05:08 Caribbean Way.................EMS call...........................................08/25/12...................11:27 Merchants Walk................Vehicle accident...............................08/25/12...................13:34 Kelly Road/Valp................Dispatched & cancelled...................08/26/12...................18:19 Oakwood Circle................Medical assist..................................08/27/12...................11:28 Visit northbayfd.org for more informationPage A-4 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 209 Government Ave., Niceville • 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. 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Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Tanker trucks lined up on Bayshore Drive, Niceville, Monday to take on fuel at the Citgo terminal. A surge in demand was reported at local gas stations as Storm Isaac churned up the Gulf of Mexico. sioners dropped a proposal made during an Aug. 9 budget workshop to split property tax revenue derived from the county's parks and recreation municipal services taxing unit (MSTU), using half of those funds to establish a stormwater utility to curtail pollution of local waterways. During the Aug. 9 workshop, public health director Karen Chapmen had warned commissioners that increasing stormwater pollution is reducing the number of days each year when it is safe to swim at local beaches. "A hundred percent of those funds should go to parks and recreation," said Commissioner Don Amunds. A motion to split the funding failed for lack of a second. Commissioners also heard a briefing from public works director John Hofstad, saying that new state regulations now allow the county to do "monitored natural attenuation" of ground water contamination from the former Niceville landfill. Previous state rules, Hofstad said, would have required the county to install an expensive "pump and treat" system to actively clean ground water from around the landfill, but the new rules allow the county to merely place monitoring wells around the site to ensure that ground water pollution is not spreading. The former landfill is just west of Highway 85 North, on Eglin land north of Niceville. TDCFrom page A-2bought bottled water, batteries, candles, and hurricane lamps over the weekend. "We ran out of gas cans on Saturday," said Williams Monday, "but we have now restocked everything. Things are much slower today." 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 THEBAYBEACON(APZs) to those currently allowed by the cities Comprehensive Plan. The CZ is an area extending 3,000 feet, including part of Valparaiso, from the north end of the north-south Eglin runway and is an area in which there is a higher-than-normal probability of an aircraft crash occurring, based on historical data at airports and military bases around the country. Eglin's 2006 Air Installation Compatible use Zone (AICUZ) study recommends that no homes be allowed in the CZ. About 18 Valparaiso homes were built in the CZ before 2006. Two homes on Andrews Drive, in the CZ, were destroyed by a military training jet, a T-38, that ran out of gas and crashed in 2003. New homes were built on the same locations. The APZs 1 and 2 extend out 5,000 feet and 7,000 feet, respectively, from the crash zone, including parts of Valparaiso and Niceville. The 2006 Eglin AICUZ recommends limited, less dense development in those areas due to the potential for aircraft crashes in those zones. Valparaiso's comprehensive plan amendment also recognizes that city has a planning commission that makes recommendations to city commissioners on land development and zoning issues. It also specifies that an Eglin Air Force Base representative will serve as an "ex officio, i.e., non-voting, member of the planning commission. That ex-officio member is currently Marion Cook, Eglin's Community Planner. The ex-officio member will be appointed annually. No one from the public attended the first of two public hearings on the ordinance, which was held July 2. VALPFrom page A-1 A L L A R O U N D T H E T O W N Grant Williams was first licensed in Louisiana July of 1991. He continues to work with people who have various types of hearing challenges. Grant sold his hearing practice in Louisiana well before hurricane Katrina and decided to continue as a Hearing Health Care Professional in Niceville. Grant enjoys his fulltime working retirement and is genuinely committed to the management of hearing health care. When one meets with Grant one can tell how much he loves what he does. The hearing health care professionals at Niceville Hearing Center are leading the way in helping people experience healthier hearing lives. Through advanced hearing technology and superior service, Niceville Hearing Center s goal is to educate patients about hearing loss and its effects on their lives, while ultimately providing innovative solutions that meet each individuals hearing needs and lifestyle. The staff at Niceville Hearing Center takes the time to know their patients and their goals. Hearing better is more than the purchase of hearing aids, there are emotions involved as well. The staff at Niceville Hearing Center will discuss the patient s hearing health and the history of listening environments, as well as any previous or current diseases and injuries. The patient s thoughts, feelings and expectations are most important, as well as developing the right hearing healthcare plan. It s not just about selling and servicing hearing aids at Niceville Hearing Center; it s about treating the patient. The staff is friendly, down-to-earth and are there to listen. Nan Wheat, the Patient Care Coordinator for Niceville Hearing Center, believes that the “Patient doesn t care how much WE KNOW, until which time they KNOW HOW MUCH WE CARE”. The Staff at Niceville Hearing Center understands the mix of attitudes and know that when seeking treatment for one s hearing, most patients want information in a “straight talk” way. Time is taken to review a patient s test results, get to know their personal preferences and introduce and demonstrate the latest technologies. Niceville Hearing Center is proud to offer excellence in hearing health care with a unique approach to meet the patient s personal needs, while making the hearing experience as natural and care free as possible. Counseling and educating patients about the importance of preserving their hearing is the essence of Niceville Hearing Center s role as a hearing health care provider. After a very detailed audiometric hearing evaluation, the staff at Niceville Hearing Center will help the patient make decisions about improving their hearing. All appropriate alternatives are discussed, whether it be a medical referral, hearing instruments, or other rehabilitative measures. As a valued patient, you will receive hearing aids that perfectly match your lifestyle and budget. Niceville Hearing Center offers a full line of digital programmable hearing devices that are easy to wear. Working closely with the patient ensures that all concerns are met, both today and tomorrow, and that the patient is completely satisfied with every aspect of their hearing experience at Niceville Hearing Center. Call now to schedule a FREE, no charge, no obligation hearing evaluation and new product demonstration. Niceville Hearing Center believes in the “TryEm B4U BuyEM” style of doing business. 850-678-3277 (EARS). Log on to our website to watch our awardwinning video: www.NicevilleHearingCenter.com. Niceville Hearing Center is located at 1001 W. College Blvd., Niceville, in the Twin Cities Medical Plaza, Building 2. (Next door to Dr. Pat Tidwell s office)Advertising Feature Niceville Hearing Center: The way “Nice” is meant to be!The medical lab MAKES the hearing aid, Niceville Hearing Center MAKES the difference.” A successful ribbon cutting taking place at Twin Cities Medical Plaza. 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! Call Bill at 897-4396 or Jim at 897-3068 & order a flag.Serving the Children of the World DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!For only $105.95 a week for 11 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool.ADD ONE OR BOTH OF OUR MILITARY PAPERS AT HALF PRICE! A A L L L L A A R R O O U U N N D D T T H H E E T T O O W W N N The Beacon s ALL AROUND THE TOWN is one of the best read advertising sections available. It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 11 colorful well-designed ads. Each week customers will tell you all about it. Call 678-1080 today! Note: Mail subscriptions are often delayed in the mail. Subscriptions are nonrefundable.Please send coupon and payment to: The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578. For more information, contact The Bay Beacon at (850) 678-1080 or info@baybeacon.com.Price includes any applicable sales tax.Name: Phone: Address*: Payment (for 1 year) ......................$104.00The Beacon by mail! Weekly mail delivery is available by subscription. Just complete this form and return it with your check!*U.S. and APO addresses only. S. Grant Williams,owner of Niceville Hearing Center, was nominated as “The Best of 2011 Hearing Healthcare Professionals” by The Hearing Review publication. The Hearing Review publishers established the “Best Of The Best” program to recognize those hearing instrument specialist, audiologists, ear, nose & throat medical doctors and others who exemplify quality hearing health care. This program highlights outstanding individuals, practices, facilities and companies that “go above and beyond” the call of duty to serve the needs of people with hearing impairment. Call 678-3277 today to schedule your FREE SCREENING & PRODUCT DEMONSTRATION We have a "TryEm before you BuyEm" policy. Grant Williams, HAS, HISFlorida & Louisiana Licensed ANATOMY OF THE HUMAN EAR Cochlea 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.com HOURS: 10:45 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 10:45 a.m. 9:30 Fri.  11:30 a.m. 9:30 Sat. Casual Waterfront Dining featuring Seafood, Steak & Pasta EARLY BIRD SPECIALS 4:30 6:00 Every Day NEWLY RENOVATED LOUNGE & ENCLOSED PATIO BARwithLive Music Fri. & Sat. NightsHAPPY HOUR: 3:00 6:00  Mon.-Sat. SERVING LUNCH & DINNERINDOOR & OUTDOOR SEATING • Crowns & Bridges • Fillings & Partials • Dentures • Root Canals • Extractions • Implants • Emergencies NOW OFFERING -• Botox• Juvederm • Invisalign• Conscious Sedation 897-4488 www.drbroutin.com Merchant s Walk • Ste 101 • Ni cevilleOlivier Broutin, D.M.D. Accepting New Patients *Minimum fee only for ADA code D9972OFFER EXPIRES 9/30/12 TEETH WHITENING$199* 143 S. John Sims Pkwy. • Valparaiso ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 729 -3300 CARING FOR FAMILIES NEWBORN TO ADULTEMERALD COAST FAMILY MEDICINEWEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENT• INTERNAL MEDICINE • PEDIATRICS • PREVENTIVE CARE • SPORT/SCHOOL PHYSICALS • IMMUNIZATIONS Dr. T. Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician NOW OFFERING HCGMOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED • Reduce energy consumption • Prevent mold, mildew, staining • Non-prorated transferable warranty • Eliminate granule loss with a shingle roof • Green Product Technology • Self priming • Non cracking, flaking or peeling • Increase resale value • Class A fire rating • Energy Star Product850.424.6829FREE EVALUATION FINANCING AVAILABLEwww.RhinoShieldGulfSouth.comProtect & Beautify Your Roof! Non-Prorated 10 Year Warranty Hair Styling Hi/Low Lites • Shades Hair Color • Perms Pravana Perfection Smooth Out 101 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville Tues-Fri 9-6 • Sat 8-2 Evening Appointments Upon Request RedKen Color & Products Kenra Haircare ProductsFULLSERVICEHAIRfor ladies & men Call Today!678-1977 Call today for a tour! Respite Care Day Stays 24-Hour Nursing2300 North Partin Dr. Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 897-2244 www.SuperiorALF.comAssisted Living # AL11712Specializing in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Dementia SUPERIORRESIDENCESofNicevilleMEMORY CARE Call for a FREE ESTIMATE! 389-4611 1005-A John Sims Pkwy. (Palm Plaza) Niceville, FL 850-279-4361Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. 5:15 p.m.Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30pmWednesdays 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Sharon M. Streeter, O.D. • Thomas A. Streeter, O.D. Palm Eye CareBoard Certified Optometric Physicians“A new approach to personal eye care”Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses Emergency Eye Injuries Diabetes/Hypertension Management Specialty/Bifocal Contact Lenses Pediatric patients are always welcome Sports Vision Correction for all athletes Accepting TRICARE, Bluecross/BS, Medicare, Medicaid, AETNA, VCP, VSP, Davis Vision and Eye Med Drs. Tom & Sharon Streeter (850)729-6629 and GENERAL REPAIR Pepper & Tonywish you a successful school year!

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Registration for the Fall PRIME Time series of personal enrichment classes offered by Northwest Florida State College begins Sept. 6 at the Niceville campus and South Walton Center. In-person registration at all seven NWFSC locations starts Sept. 7 until the first class session, space permitting. The PRIME Time schedule of classes and information is available at nwfsc.edu/schedule, at community locations such as libraries and chambers of commerce, or by calling the NWFSC Continuing Education Department at 729-6084. All PRIME Time courses are non-credit and are designed for personal enrichment with Who’s News B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s dd a a y y , A A u u g g u u s s t t 2 2 9 9 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Generations get togetherThree generations—mother, daughter and granddaughters — have gathered for years at the beginning of the school year. From left, Sarah Sims, Kristen Sims, Patsy Taylor and Mary Sims. Patsy Taylor taught in Louisiana, California, Tennessee and Florida before beginning a real estate career. Mary and her daughter Kristen teach second grade and kindergarten, respectively, at Bluewater Bay Elementary School. Mary s daughter Sarah is a junior and member of the Niceville High School volleyball team. 102 and countingThe fountain of youth may be a myth but Beatrice Winters seems to have found a secret that has helped her keep going. On Aug. 23, she celebrated her 102nd birthday. She lives at Superior Residences of Niceville. “When you get to be my age,” she said, “you really don t care about celebrating them.” But the smile on her face told a different story as she was surrounded by friends and family.Mary Ellen “Molly” Brannon a 2008 Graduate of Niceville High School, has been admitted to Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert School of Law for the fall, 2012, semester. A native of Miramar Beach, Brannon attended Butler Elementary School and Destin Middle School prior to her graduation with honors from Niceville High School. She recently received her undergraduate degree from LSU, where she majored in sociology with a concentration in criminology and minored in psychology and international studies. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Brannon Sr. of Miramar Beach.***Mark Victor Ross has been promoted to the rank of major, U.S. Army. He is the operations officer for Task Force 1, Operations Group, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. Ross is a 1995 graduate of Niceville High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001. He is the son of Mark and Vickie Ross of Niceville and is married to the former Jill Pedretti of Verona, Wisc. They have a daughter, Kristin Ann, age 3, and are expecting their second child, a boy, in September.***Debby Lewis Realtor, of ERA American Realty, Niceville, attended Florida Realtor 96th annual Convention & Trade Expo Aug. 8-12, 2012, at the Marriott World Center in Orlando.***Ray Nilsson of Niceville took the first step in becoming a Boilermaker by participating in the annual STAR program at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus. Summer Transition, Advising and Registration (STAR) is Purdue’s program for new undergraduate students to receive academic advice and create their initial course schedule. Incoming students select their one-day STAR session and come to Purdue’s West Lafayette campus to conduct this and other important business. Mary Ellen “Molly” Brannon Mark Victor Ross Debby Lewis Personal enrichment classes in Acrylic painting are just some of the more than 40 Prime Time noncredit classes offered by NWFSC. Prime Time signups to beginNo tests, grades in enrichment classes at college Please see SIGNUPS, page B-5 908 S. Palm Blvd. Niceville www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.com• Comprehensive Family Care • Advanced Sterilization Techniques • Luma Arch Whitening In Office • Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding • Digital X Rays (Less Radiation Exposure)• Custom Crowns/Bridges • Implant Restoration • Gentle Nitrous Oxide • In Office Water Purification ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Keeping your teeth healthy, one visit at a time. RALFP. ZAPATA, D.D.S. THOMASGRANT, D.M.D.729 1223 Most Insurance Plans FiledWe would like to WELCOME Dr. Thomas Grant, D.M.D. to Niceville Family Dental and the community. Please call today for an appointment. Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D.Board Certified Optometrist“Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) EYEWEAR UNLIMITED Charles Henriott Owner & Optician • 35 years experience EVERYTHING WITH EYEWEAR, EVERYTHING WITH EYECARE AT • Large selection of eyewear • Get glasses today, in most cases • Repairs • Sun readers • Rec specs • The newest in progressive lenses 678-6211 678-0099 Mon.-Fri. 9:00 6:00Closed Sat. IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970Stop in and visit your friendly hometown professionals for all your vision needs today! We accept: Tricare Prime, Medicare, Eyemed & many more. (850) 678-8876 Why drive any further? Come in & let my Papa make you some glasses

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Weddings, Engagements, or Special Anniversaries?We would like to let everyone in your hometown know about! Just write up a little article and enclose a photo if possible and bring it by or mail it to: Beacon Newspapers. 1181 E. John Sims Pky., Niceville, FL 32578 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY Frank and Carla Engeldinger of Niceville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 8. They were married Sept. 8, 1962, in Menomonie, Wisc., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Frank retired with 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as a security policeman. During that time, the couple lived in numerous places, including California, Florida, Texas, Turkey and New Mexico, returning to Florida, where he retired. He also spent a couple of unaccompanied tours to Thailand and Turkey. After retiring in 1980, he went to work at Century 21, Wilson Minger Agency, where he spent the next 26 years in real estate, retiring in December 2007. He enjoys golfing and being a stay-at-home husband. Carla was employed for 40 years with Civil Service, working in various career fields at each base where her husband was sent. Her final job was Executive Secretary to the 96th Air Base Wing Commander. She retired in October 2007. Since then, she has been involved with Pet Welfare on Eglin Air Force Base as the dog coordinator, a job that, although very time-consuming, is her passion. Frank and Carla have two children, Renee and son-in-law Gary Aull, and Jeffrey and daughter-in-law Daniela Engeldinger, and three grandchildren, Haley, Joshua and Tanner. Friends and family may stop by a 50th anniversary open house celebration at the Boathouse in Valparaiso, Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. No gifts, please. Engeldingers celebrate 50 years of marriage Carla and Frank Engeldinger on their wedding day Sept. 8, 1962, in Menomonie, Wisc. Frank and Carla Engeldinger will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 8. Niceville girl vies for title in AnaheimAlexa Johnson, 8, daughter of Janet and Andrew Johnson of Niceville, earned the title of 2012 National American Miss Florida in her age group July 27 and 28 in Jacksonville. The Bluewater Elementary School third-grader will now compete for the national title Thanksgiving week in Anaheim, Calif. She is active in the community as well, having collected school supplies to donate to Sharing and Caring. Classroom donationOscar Ferrell, Master of Okaloosa Masonic Lodge 312, presents a check for $200 to Julie Howell, a newly hired teacher at Edge Elementary. The lodge gives a check each year to a selected teacher to assist with classroom expenses for the coming year. Also pictured are Dr. Samantha Dawson, principal of Edge Elementary, and Ken Eichorm, secretary of Okaloosa Lodge. seconds looking at their phone which is enough time to cover more than the length of a highway speeds. W82TXT AGENCY NAME website www.nicevilleinsurance.com St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool St. Paul “Family Reunion” September 2 Outdoor service 10:00 a.m. Bring lawn chairs Casual dress Nursery provided. Indoor Potluck Picnic Activities and games1407 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 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 Every week, a download link to an Adobe Acrobat PDF of the latest newspaper will be sent to the e-mail address you provide. In just minutes, you’ll receive a crisp, searchable, printable replica of the paper, with all stories, photos and ads. Windows & Mac compatible. A great way to get the paper if you live or work out of town, or take a vacation! Or give a gift subscription to a loved one! Recommended for broadband (not dialup) connections. Please send coupon and payment to: T he B ay B eacon 11 8 1 E J ohn S i ms P arkway Ni cev i lle FL 32 57 8 For more information, contact Beacon Newspapers at (850) 678-1080 or info@baybeacon.comPrice includes any applicable sales tax.Name: Phone: Address: E-mail (please print clearly): Paymen t per paper (for 1 year) ...................... $52 00We ll deliver the paper to your computer!Get the Bay Beacon, Eglin Flyer, Hurlburt Patriot or Green Beret Online! The Bay BeaconThe Eglin Flyer The Hurlburt PatriotThe Green Beret

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Food donations needed Sharing & Caring, Niceville, is asking for donations due to a shortage of food. Items needed include, but are not limited to: canned meats, pork and beans, cereal, canned pasta, corn, drinks (juice), side dishes (Hamburger Helper), toilet paper and toothpaste, or any items which cannot be purchased with food stamps. Donations can be dropped of Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., or Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Info: 678-8459. Nicotine Anonymous If you desire to stop using nicotine, or stay stopped, join Nicotine Anonymous on Thursdays at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1800 John Sims Parkway. Info: 897-4721. Floral Design Studies The Valparaiso Garden Club is now accepting registrations for Advanced Floral Design Studies classes for anyone interested in learning about floral design. Classes will be held at the Valparaiso Community Library on the first Saturday of each month, SeptemberMarch, excluding December, from 911:30 a.m. Cost of six classes: $60. Call 8974011, or email jnjkam@gmail.com for registration forms, or pick one up at the Valparaiso Community Library. No experience necessary. Info: marieharrison@valp.net. Arts and crafts show The fourth annual Fall Flair Arts & Crafts Show, sponsored by the Destin United Methodist Women, will take place Friday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Destin Life Center, 200 Beach Drive, Destin. Vendors will display and sell their works. A bake sale will offer a variety of homemade goodies for purchase. Enjoy lunch at the Soul Cafe. All proceeds benefit Church missions. Info: fallflair2012@aol.com Bazaar vendors needed Niceville UMC World Bazaar and Benefit is seeking quality home-craft vendors for its 36th annual event Oct. 27. For information and entry forms, go to nicevilleumc.org/women/bazaar.htm l or call 865-4769. Oktoberfest seeks artists The 18th Annual Oktoberfest and Crafts Festival at Winn-Dixie Plaza in Bluewater Bay is looking for artists and craftsmen interested in selling their work. The festival, sponsored by the Mid-Bay Rotary Club, will be Sept. 28, from 5-10 p.m., and Sept. 29, from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Cost for both days: $75. Info: Bert, 897-3190. Have a Heart run/walk Registration is ongoing for the Okaloosa County “Have a Heart” 5K run/walk, Sept. 1, at the 911 Emergency Operations Center. The course will loop around the Northwest Florida State College Campus, Niceville. Registration is $20. T-shirts will be presented to the first 200 entries. Info: Ken Wolfe, kwolfe@co.okaloosa.fl.us, or newftc.com/racecalendar. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Rotary golf tourney Reservations are being taken for the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Golf Tournament Oct. 11, at 1 p.m., Rocky Bayou Country Club. The golf tournament will fund scholarships for local students. The goal this year is $10,000. Corporate sponsor: $350, four player and hole sign. Individual player: $90. Hole sign only, $100. Info: Jimmie Boisjolie, 699-0045, jimgirl@cox.net, or nicevalrotary@yahoo.com. Safe boating class Walk to end Alzheimer s Sterling House, Bluewater Bay, will hold a community sign-up Friday, Aug. 31, 2-5 p.m., for the Oct. 6 Okaloosa County Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Computers and staff will be on hand to assist individuals and teams to register for the walk. Refreshments will be served. Alzheimer s support group Alzheimer’s Family Services provides monthly support groups for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. A support group will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the First United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and respite care is available. Support Groups are a means for caregivers and others interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease to exchange ideas, gather information and discuss their concerns with others who are dealing or have dealt with the same issues. To register for this support group or for additional information, call 850478-7790 or visit AlzFamServ.org. Audubon beekeeping meeting The next meeting of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, and will feature a presentation on the basics of beekeeping by Niceville native Jeff Dietrich. Jeff is in the fifth year of a master’s in beekeeping certification through the University of West Florida. His bees produce honey from a variety of local wildflowers, and samples will be available. This meeting will be held in Room 132 of the Student Services Center (SSC 132) on the Niceville Campus of Northwest Florida State College at 6:30 p.m., for socializing and refreshments, and the program at 7 p.m. The meeting is free and open to all who have an interest in birds and nature. For more information please call Walt Spence at 582-7064. We Grew Up gathering The fourth annual “We Grew Up at FBC Valparaiso” Gathering is planned for Labor Day Weekend. A reception with light refreshments is planned for Saturday afternoon, Sept. 1, in the church’s Fellowship Hall from 2-5 p.m., followed by dinner at Boathouse Landing restaurant at 6 p.m. No RSVP is needed. A “head count” will be taken during the reception for those planning to eat dinner together. Those who can’t make it to the reception, but would like to eat dinner with the group can call Pam Smith 6785484/Text: 621-6135 or Liz Jepson Webb 678-1301 elizmiz@aol.com. Library movie day The Valparaiso Community Library plans its first Early Release Movie Day of the fall, “The Pirates: Band of Misfits,” Sept. 6, 1:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Schoolhouse marks 100th Camp Walton Schoolhouse aficionados will celebrate the building’s 100 years on Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Everyone is invited for an oldfashioned party with decorations, cake and ice cream. The theme of the day is the time period the schoolhouse functioned as a school: 1912-1936. Meet Fort Walton Beach’s founding families whose ancestors attended the school and learn about the past. Enjoy these activities and displays throughout the day: — Live music and games such as 3-legged races; — Educational exhibits on inventions, toys, and newspaper headlines from 1912-1936.; — Antique cars on Heritage Park grounds; — Old-fashioned photo opportunities; — Shopping for schoolhouse related items, including a new Christmas ornament. Admission to all museums at Heritage Park and Cultural Center will be free that day. Child care expert to speak John Rosemond syndicated columnist and author of more than 14 best selling parenting books, including his most recent, “Parenting By The Book,” is coming back to Niceville after 10 years Sunday, Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Art Center. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $45 for VIP seats and reception. Also, a silent auction will be available. To order tickets, call 729-6000 or visit mattiekellyartscenter.org/index.cfm Blood drive for 1st responders Northwest Florida Blood Services will be at Sterling House, Bluewater Bay,Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., for a 9/11 commemorative blood drive in honor of first responders for Patriots Day. Wear read white and blue and stay for refreshments. Friends set book saleThe Friends of the Niceville Library annual book sale will take place at Niceville Community Center, adjacent to the library, Sept. 14, 4-6 p.m., for Friends only, and 15, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., for the general public. Saturday’s event will include a bake sale. Info: 729-4090.Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR Shark program SaturdayCome out to the Biophilia Center to learn all about sharks. Learn about basic shark anatomy, the types of sharks found in Florida, why shark attacks occur/how to avoid an attack, and shark conservation. Have fun with shark trivia and prizes and join this educational experience, Saturday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center, 4956 State Hwy 20 East, Freeport. Info: 835-1824. 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SOUTHERN CHARM – Grand Oaks Planned Waterfront Community offers for the first time this Custom Built Home featuring water views from most rooms. Boat Slip. 2385 Sq.Ft. 3 Beds/2.5 Baths. $475,000SANTA ROSA BEACH $120,000.NEED SOMEONE TO WORK THROUGH YOUR SHORT SALES WITH YOU? CALL JANE CALL Jane Rainwater: (850) 897-1101 1-888-390-4450 SOLD SOLD 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. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview • (850) 682-5338• GLAUCOMA • RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted Locally owned 18 yearsCorner of Partin & John Sims “A name you can trust” JIMSMITHOwner678-5999 ofFIREARMSSELECTIONLARGE JEWELRY REPAIR WE BUY GOLD, SILVER AND FIREARMS Lorena (Jo) Jewell Bartlett Lorena (Jo) Jewell Bartlett, 91, a former resident of Niceville, Fla., passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Tallahassee, Fla. The sixth child of William Thomas and Dorenda Jane Mann, Jo was born on Feb. 6, 1921, in Lovington, N.M. At a young age her family moved to Texas, where she grew up and eventually met and married the love of her life, Delmar Travis Bartlett, on Dec. 9, 1941. A military wife for 20 years, Jo moved her family to bases from Texas to Virginia, wherever her husband was assigned. Along the way, they were blessed with two daughters who kept her busy while Travis was away on assignment. She was an athlete who loved to play softball and later golf. Indoors, it was bowling and bridge. An officer’s wife, Jo was always prepared to host an impromptu get-together and her happyhour hors d’oeuvres were legendary. Jo loved to dance and after professional lessons she went on to dance in many amateur competitions. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Travis, in 1988. She is survived by two daughters, Jody Swenson (Rex) of Niceville, Fla., and Judy Galloway (John) of Tallahassee, Fla., eight grandchildren, Lorena Katherine Spillar-Purvis (Rick) of Niceville, Fla., Yvette Michelle Stecklein of Crestview, Fla., David Michael Thomas (Mar’ti) of Rockledge, Fla., Kacy Katrina McClean (Sean) of Orlando, Fla., Dorenda Jo Keller of Havana, Fla., Laura Elizabeth Burrough (Steve) of Niceville, Fla., Matthew Aaron Thomas (Lisa) of Birmingham, Ala., and Harrison Bradley Keller IV (Sandy) of Midland, Fla., 13 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A memorial service will be held in Tallahassee on Sept. 22. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Obituary Lorena (Jo) Jewell Bartlett

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Mary Thomas, center, is honored by alumni from 10 years of the dental assisting program at Northwest Florida State College.Northwest Florida State College recognized students who completed the college’s vocational certificate program in dental assisting during the 201112 academic year at a pinning ceremony held Aug. 3. Mary Thomas, the dental assisting program director, noted at the ceremony that the NWF State College graduates are now certified for dental assisting throughout Florida, including radiography certification and other expanded functions. Graduates are also eligible to take the National Board Exam to be eligible for jobs nationwide. Dental assisting graduates include: Niceville: Brianna Allen and Deanna Faulkner, Niceville; Nicki Bolton and Carrie Harper, Crestview; Kristina Lynn, DeFuniak Springs; Monique Clay, Julija Celovalnova, Sonklin Craghead and Brandi Lee, Fort Walton Beach; Kacy Edwards, Holt; Kristen Komm and Nicole Smith, Mary Esther; and Siobhan Simeone, Navarre. The dental assisting students surprised Thomas by recognizing her impending retirement with a small ceremony of their own. Thomas has had a significant role in shaping the lives of dental assistants for a number of years, as she has led the NWFSC dental program since its inception in 2002. She also led the college’s dental assisting education efforts when the college hosted a joint program with Gulf Coast Community College prior to the establishment of a stand-alone dental program. To pay tribute to Thomas’s leadership and to thank her for all she has done, alumni from each of the program’s 10 graduating classes returned to share in her final pinning ceremony (photo attached). “Mary Thomas will be greatly missed,” remarked Dr. Brian Shonk, the Dean of Career and Technical Education at the college. “She has been a tremendous person to work with, and a driving force behind the success of this program.” Thomas, who is retiring after 10 years at the college, thanked everyone for their encouragement and dedication. “But the real reason we’re here today is to celebrate these graduates,” Thomas noted. “Congratulations, class of 2012.” Page B-4 Wednesday, August 29, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Students honor retiring director CENTURY 21 WILSON MINGER AGENCY SUPPORTS…OUR COMMUNITY, OUR MILITARY, OUR AGENTS. #1 REAL ESTATE OFFICE IN NICEVILLE• (850) 678-5161 • 1-800-369-2403 • www.century21wilsonminger.com Wilson Minger Agency, Inc.VOTEDAWN JOHNSONfor theEmerald Coast Association of Realtors Niceville DirectorSeptember 12-28, 2012 Northwest Florida State College PRIME TIME Register Sept. 6thNiceville Campus 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. in Building SSC South Walton Center 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Register Sept. 7th UntilEnroll at any NWFSC site Personal Enrichment Classes For Adults Of All Ages FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT~ OR ~AMANDA BARKERDirector of Continuing Education729-6085 Curriculum & 729-6084 www.nwfsc.edu/schedule Class Fees $5 to $75 Students honor retiring director Local blood drives slatedAug. 29 Hurlburt Building One 100 Bartley Street 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Niceville United Methodist Church 214 S. Partin Drive 3 .to 8 p.m. Aug. 31 Wal-Mart Niceville 1 to 6 p.m. Free gift card for all donors Sept. 5 First Baptist Church of Niceville, 622 Bayshore Drive 5 to 8 p.m.Chance Gould, 39, Niceville, cook Joanne Gifun, 60, Niceville, housewife "I work in a restaurant, so I'll be busy." "We'll probably spend some time with our son, his wife, and our grandchildren." "We'll be staying home. We already live in one of the nation's premier vacation spots, so why go anywhere else?" "My sister and brother-in-law are coming to visit from North Carolina." "Hang out at home, go swimming, and enjoy the beautiful weather." "Moving into my new dorm room at the University of South Florida."What are your plans for the Labor Day weekend?Pat Hansen, 72, Niceville, retired Location: Wal-Mart Eddie Martinez, 18, Niceville, student Lindsey Lynch, 34, Bluewater Bay, mommy Jerry Moellenkamp, 64, Niceville, health care coordinatorWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER—by Mike Griffith Martial arts master teachesGrandmaster Ron Pierce of San Diego, a martial arts expert with 55 years of experience and founder of Pierce Family Gung Fu, demonstrates his offensive and defensive techniques at a seminar held at the Martial Arts Combat Academy (MACA) in Niceville. Over the two-day seminar, students learned empty-hand and weapon skills, as well as how to use everyday items such as a credit card or dollar bill to defend against an attack.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Registration now open for Relay 5Kno grades or tests given. Open to adults of any age, PRIME Time non-credit classes start in September, October and November and range from $5 to $75. Courses focus on computers, health, foods, fitness, politics, arts, gardening and more. More than 40 courses are offered on the NWFSC Niceville campus. The 16 courses offered in South Walton and Destin include a new Lunch and Learn on “Titanic: The Ship of Dreams” offered at Rutherford’s in Destin. The popular Chef’s Choice series will feature various area restaurants, including The Grille at Kelly Plantation, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Melting Pot. Fitness 101 will be offered at the college’s Chautauqua Center located in DeFuniak Springs. New courses this year include “American Women in WWII: A Weapon Waiting to be Used,” “Beginning Sign Language,” “Journaling Adventures!” “Astronomy,” and “Mosaics Magic: Beginning Stained Glass Mosaics.” In-person registration Sept. 6 at NWFSC in Niceville in the Student Services Center is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individuals who have previously enrolled may register by web at nwfsc.edu, starting Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. Registration continues until classes start or are filled. PRIME Time participants receive the benefits of regular NWF State College students, including use of the library, access to special events, and free parking. For more information, call 729-6084 or 729-6085. SIGNUPSFrom page B-1Register now for the 7th Annual Twin-Cities Relay for Life 5K/Mile Fun Run, to be held Sept. 15 at 8 a.m. at Lewis School, Valparaiso. Early registration for the 5K is $15/Fun Run, $5. The student price is $5 for either race. Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Late fee add $5 the day of the race. The first 250 entries will receive T-shirts. Register on-line at active.com. Email samacd@valp.net for any questions. Proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society. Runners and walkers are welcome. 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) Part-time cook for Rocky Bayou CC. Approximately $10.00 per hour D.O.E. Contact Bonney or Andy at 6783270 ext. 2 House for rent in Niceville. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1700 SF. Fenced yard, $1200. Call 6782324 or 830-7879. Niceville, 2 bedroom house for rent. $550 per mo. $550 DD. 259-8646 or 699-1168. Save money on your next pair of eye glasses with Gayle s Vision Mobile Optical Service. Licensed professional optician. We come to your location at your convenience. Call (850) 398-2360 to schedule your free appointment. Services Help Wanted Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent CLASSIFIEDS Beacon "Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!" KennyWilsonPainting30 Yrs. Experience Quality Work & Clean Up A StandardLicensed & Insured368-2710651-3329 PAINTINGTHE BEACON’SAT YOUR SERVICE LAWN CARE Less StressLawn & LandscapingFREE ESTIMATES RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIALRJ: (850) 699-1617 Bryan: (850) 259-1981 Licensed & Insured SALON cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing(Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606 Celebrating 13 yrs. in the Niceville AreaGift Certificates Available PRESSURE WASHING (850) 699-7866Houses Driveways Fencing Docks RVs Decks“No Job Too Small”Licensed & InsuredE&D Pressure Washingq 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 HOME REPAIR •Vinyl Siding, Sof f it, & Fascia •Screen Rooms & Patio Covers •Replace Rotten Wood & ScreensLic# RX0066839 585-9511 ADVERTISE HERE! Easy and Affordable Advertising!Call us at 678-1080 or stop by the office at: 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 Ph 678-1080Advertise inAt Your ServiceYour advertisement would reach up to 15,000 households each week for starting price of only $19.55 per week. Bring your ad or we will make one for you. MINI STORAGE (850) 729-1005204 KELLY RD. NICEVILLE, FL 32578Kelly Rd.W.R. Harden, Inc. dbaJan C. Bogan General Manager IRRIGATION Licensed & InsuredCommercial/Residential259-1447 682-1447JERRY D. DUNCANIrrigation Systems Repairs Extensions Well/Pump Repair Professional Installation Free Estimates HOME REPAIR Bart'sHome Repair & Maintenance• Plumbing • Electrical • Security Lighting • Lawn Sprinkler Repair • Free Estimates • Sheet Rock/Painting • Exterior Wood & Fence RepairNo job too small or large(850) 830-3279Lic. • References Available • Ins. 25 Years Advertise your business in this size space for only $19.55 per week.(Minimum 8 weeks.) CALL US at678-1080Ad design & layout no extra charge. ADVERTISE HERE! 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COMPUTER REPAIR TREE SERVICE Country Roads Tree Service“We cut so you don’t have to”• Tree removal, trimming, & thinning • Storm damage clean up • 24-Hour Emergency Service • Fully Licensed/Insured • Call today for a Free Estimate!Ask for Joe the Tree Man!(850)461-7170 Residential/Commercial PAINTING & PRESSURE CLEANING Residential Interior & Exterior Painting25 Years ExperienceSenior & Military DiscountsReferences Available Preferred Contractor on Angie s List FREE ESTIMATES Russell’s Painting& Pressure Cleaning SPECIALIZING IN PRESSURE WASHING 897-5632 Licensed & Insured Price of First Run....................$ + Price of subsequent runs........$ = Total Price................................$ Please write ad on form. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20¢. Attach more paper if needed.BEACON CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE: 2:00 p.m. Fri. for Wed.DROP IN : The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center. Hours:8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. MAIL : Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. E-MAIL : Classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. We will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.)Name Phone Address *Base price includes $5 weekly discount for walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers Ads are non-refundable. CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOUR BEACON CLASSIFIED AD!Beacon Newspapers • 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy. • Niceville, FL • (850) 678-1080 _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ $11.20 _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ $11.40 _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ $11.60 _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ $11.80 _______________________ _______________________ $11.00 _______________________ $12.00First Word50% DISCOUNT FOR ADDITIONAL WEEKS OR PAPERS.Check publications to publish ad:rBay Beacon (Number of weeks) rEglin Flyer (Number of weeks) rHurlburt Patriot (Number of weeks) rGreen Beret (Number of weeks) (850) 678-1080 The Hometown Paper for Eglin Air Force Base info@eglinflyer.com Eglin Flyer Blanket the military market with your ad! The newspaper spotlighting interests & lifestyles of Eglin military members, civilian employees, contractors, and their families„on base and off! The most economical and effective way to reach your customers throughout the Eglin community! Friday delivery throughout Eglin Air Force Base and other locations countywide! Distribution is 11,000! All this, at half what you'd pay elsewhere! Add Hurlburt & Army coverage to your ad at economical upgrade prices! The Eglin Flyer(850) 678-10801181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578Fax: (850) 729-3225 € info@eglinflyer.com B y S r A m n C h u c k B r o a d w a yB a gh d ad M e d i a O u t r e a c h T e a m K I R K U K I r a q „ Fo r I r a q i a i r c r a f t m a i n t a i n e r s a t K i r k u k R e g i o n a l A i r B a s e c o m p r e h e n s i o n o f t h e E n g l i sh l a n g u a g e i s a p r o b l e m t h e y f a c e e v e r y d a y A l l o f t h e i r t e c h n i c a l m a n u a l s a r e w r i t t e n i n E n g l i s h t h e i n t e r n a t i o n a l l y r e c o g n i z e d l a n g u a g e o f a v i a t i o n T o c o m b a t t h i s i s s u e M a j M a r k G ra y t h e 3 2 1 s t A i r Ex p e d i t i o n a r y A d v i s o r y G r o u p d i r e c t o r o f m a i n t e n a n c e a W h e a t l a n d C a l i f n a t i v e d e p l o y e d f r o m E g l i n A i r F o r c e B a s e a l o n g w i t h s ev e r a l a i r a d v i s e r s t e a c h I r a q i m a i n t a i n e r s t h e b a s i c s o f t h e E n g l i s h l a n g ua g e i n a n i n t e r a c t i ve Inside Eglin Fly er The hometown paper for Eglin Air Force Base ( 8 50 ) 6 7 8 1 0 8 0 € i n f o @e g l i nf l yer c o mFr i d a y S e pt e m b e r 2 2 0 1 1 C a r r i e r s r e m a i n The plan to mo v e Eglin postal car riers to the Nice ville post office has been postponed. 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