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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: 09-19-2012
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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Niceville sees years of hikes in rates for water, sewer By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Tonight will be the last chance for residents of the North Bay Fire District to ask questions or offer comments before the fire district's budget and property tax rate are given final approval. The North Bay Fire district provides primary fire protection, emergency medical and accident responses to Bluewater Bay and other communities west of Rocky Bayou and east of the Walton County line. During their public budget and tax hearing, held Sept. 11, North Bay fire commissioners tentatively approved a budget of $1,954,520 for Fiscal Year 2012-13, which begins Oct. 1. The proposed budget is $9,211.95, slightly lower than that of the current year. The fire commission also tentatively approved a property tax millage rate of 2.35, the same as for the current fiscal year, and slightly below the rollback millage rate of 2.3585, the rate at which the same amount of property tax revenue would be produced as during the current year. At a millage rate of 2.35, property owners in the North Bay Fire District pay $2.35 in property tax for every $1,000 of appraised taxable value of their property, after homestead exemptions and other discounts. For example, the owner of a house appraised at $200,000 would pay $470 in property tax to the North Bay Fire District, in addition to North Bay panel aims to hold line on millageBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Elected members of the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) postponed a decision on selecting a landscape contractor for the coming fiscal year, after one of the bidders for the contract objected to the selection process. MSBU board members turned down a request from the Bay Beacon for a copy of a report from a two-member study committee that met privately concerning the selection of a landscape contractor. The board also discussed sidewalk construcT T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, September 19, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 7 Inserts MSBU panel asserts secrecy in disputed contract bids Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Sharon Burke, owner of Rocky Bayou Stables, with horses Lennox, left, and Jellybean Joe. The stables' animals will have to move from the site at Forest Road and Rocky Bayou Drive, Niceville, when a proposed housing development comes to fruition.New pastures eyed for horses Please see MSBU, page A-3 Please see NORTH BAY, page A-6 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. The Genealogy History Class at the Valparaiso Community Library will have a special program to explore the basics of genetic inheritance. Free. Info: 729-5406 Wed.-Fri., 7 p.m. The Living Word Worship Center, 40 S. John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, invites the community to its annual Revival services. The guest speaker will be Pastor Alvin Smith of Sonlight Covenant Ministries and a native of Crestview. Info: 678-7632 or Friday, 11 a.m. Science Friday seminar series hosted by the Sciences Division at Northwest Florida State College will continue its series on Infectious Diseases in the Robert E. Greene, Jr. Science building on the Niceville campus, in the main lecture hall, room S-110. Featured will be Kathryn Doornbos, who will discuss The Secret Life of Ticks: Blood, Bacteria and Beyond. Saturday,10 a.m.-noon The League of Women Voters of Okaloosa County will sponsor a panel discussion on campaign financing in the Niceville City Council chambers, 208 N. Partin Drive, Niceville. The meeting is free and open to the public. Calendar, B-3 COMINGUP By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Over objections by some residents, the Niceville City Council Thursday gave final approval to rate hikes for water, sewer, and trash pickups. The council also gave tentative approval to a millage increase from 3.65 to 3.70, and to the city's proposed general fund budget of $13,737,670, and a water and sewer budget of $13,564,090 for fiscal year 2012-13.Valp. boosts taxes, pay for employeesBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso City Commission is scheduled to give final approval Monday to the city's budget and millage rate for Fiscal Year 2012-13, including a property tax increase from the current millage rate of 4.0644 to 4.524. City workers would get a 2-percent pay raise under the spending plan. The budget, which was tentatively approved at a meeting Sept. 4, would be $6,862,613, of which $795,228 will come from ad valorem property taxes, with the rest Subdivision plans would close Niceville stableBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Despite plans to build a housing development in Niceville at the current site of Rocky Bayou Stables near Forest Road and Rocky Bayou Boulevard, just west of Ruckel Airport, the horses, donkeys, goats, and other animals at the stables will not become homeless, according to stables operator Sharon Burke. Although Niceville city officials are considering a proposal from Valparaiso Realty to convert the present riding school and boarding stables to a 35unit residential subdivision, stable operator Sharon Burke said she is not worried about the possibility of having to move her business and her horses. First of all, said Burke, she has not yet received any notification to vacate the property from her landlord, Valparaiso Realty, and does not expect such in the near future. She told the Beacon that it takes time to plan, finance, and prepare for a big housing development, and that actual construction or clearing of the land is unlikely to begin any time soon. Meanwhile, she said, Valparaiso Realty, which submitted the housingdevelopment plans last month, has helped make repairs and improvements to the stables, indicating that they expect things to remain as they are for the present. "They have been really easy to work with," said Burke. Whenever it does become necesPlease see STABLES, page A-4 Please see HIKES, page A-5 Please see VALP., page A-3 By Kenneth Books Beacon Staff Writer Okaloosa County Commissioner James Campbell was suspended from office by Gov. Rick Scott hours after Campbell was arrested Monday on charges of official misconduct and perjury. The arrest resulted from an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into Campbells alleged failure to report $12,750 in finders fees he had received for securing sponsors for the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, which is held every October in Niceville. Campbell, 64, of Niceville was booked into Okaloosa County Jail. He posted $24,000 bond and was released at 7 p.m. the day of his arrest. If convicted on all counts, according to State Attorney Bill Eddins, who will prosecute the case, Campbell faces as much as five years' imprisonment and a $2,500 fine on each of four felony counts of misconduct in office and one year and a $1,000 fine on each of four misdemeanor charges of perjury. Conviction for official misconduct can also result in forfeiture of a state pension. Campbell declined to comment Tuesday. "They won't let me," he said. Theyve already done the investigation and well go from there. According to an FDLE arrest affidavit, in 2005, Campbell received two undisclosed Please see CAMPBELL, page A-4 James Campbell Officials react, A-4.Commissioner charged with lying about incomeCampbell arrested, stripped of office

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Page A-2 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. ShopLocally ShopLocally Tickets On Sale NOW! $1.00 from each ticket sold will go to Okaloosa Master Gardeners $1.00 AdvanceFree admission for children 12 & underFree Seminars & Children s ActivitiesSaturday, Sept. 29, 20129:00am-3:00pm Northwest Florida Fairgrounds 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd. Ft. Walton BeachFor more information: (850) 863-5107 www.biaow.org (850) 244-8191 www.fwbchamber.orgThis year s Fall Home and Garden Expo features vendors for all aspects of your home and garden including health, construction, gardening, beauty, and more! Bluewater Bay ResortEnd of Summer Specials! PLAY GOLFfor as low as$29!Juniors 15 years old and younger playFREE!**Restrictions apply.Call 8508973241 for teetimes2000 Bluewater Blvd., Niceville www.bwbresort.com GOLF MEMBERSHIPSas low as $220/ ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY$3000+ taxanytime of the day. Call 8508973241 for teetimes2000 Bluewater Blvd., Niceville www.bwbresort.com Per Month Expires 11/30/12. Expires 11/30/12.Expires 11/30/12. Dr. Justine Chase, DDSFamily DentistryUnited Concordia and Delta Dental Premier Providers NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 850-897-42004506 Highway 20 East Suite 100 Winn-Dixie Marketplace at Bluewater To order, please call or visit: 850-226-4111 EdibleArrangements.com230 Eglin Parkway N.E., Fort Walton Beach EdibleARRANGEMENTSBerry Confetti Fruit Cupcakewith Dipped Strawberries!Buy a large and get a FREE Balloon Bundle!Thats a savings of $9.99!Call today! Criminal Law, DUI, Family Law, Divorce (850) 729-7770 www.michaelweinstock.com 795 East John Sims Parkway, Suite 1, NicevilleFelonies, Misdemeanors, DUI, Drug Offenses, VOP, Domestic Violence Sex Offenses, Bond Issues Divorce (Contested & Uncontested), Custody, Child Support Department of Revenue actions, Guardianship, Visitation Contempt Actions, Alimony Issues COMING SOONat Niceville UMC214 S. Partin Drive 850-678-4411 Ext. 151OPENSept 28-Oct 31 9am-9pm Closed SundaysSaturdays Family DayBouncy House Face Painting Photo Ops Petting Zoo PUMPKIN PATCH FRUIT ............................5 LBSSliced Peaches.................................$15.00 Blackberries......................................$15.00 Pineapple Chunks.............................$15.00 Strawberries......................................$15.00 Mixed Fruit........................................$15.00 (Peaches, Pineapple & Strawberries)NOW ACCEPTING ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS & EBTALL ITEMS ARE FRESH, CLEAN, CUT, SHELLED AND PACKAGED!(228) 990-5605 bandhveggies@yahoo.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22NDNiceville, **Noon 2:00PM**On John Sims Parkway, across from the Dollar Store in Bayou PlazaDeFuniak Springs, **9:00AM 11:00AM**Intersection Hwy. 90 & 331 South, At JBs Chinese RestaurantSORRYI missed you 9/8! I actually broke down! See you 9/22! LADY CREAM PEASNOW AVAILABLE!VEGETABLES....................................10 LBS....5 LBSPurple Hull, Zipper, Crowder Black Eyed, Lady Creme & English Peas.................$23.00.........$14.00 Speckled Butter Beans.............................................$23.00.........$14.00 Petite Baby Limas, Southern Butter Peas................$23.00.........$14.00 Ford Hook Limas.......................................................$23.00.........$14.00 Cut Okra, Cut Squash, Snap Beans & Broccoli... ..........$21.00.........$13.00 Baby Boiling Okra, Season Blend.................................2 lb. bag, $6.00 Turnip Greens & Collard Greens...................................3 lb. bag, $6.00 California Blend (Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots)...........................$13.00 Navy Beans...............................................................$23.00.........$14.00 Pinto Beans...............................................................$23.00.........$14.00 Shoepeg field corn....................................................$23.00.........$14.00

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tion and some other ongoing projects, and the upcoming election of new board members. The MSBU is a special unit of Okaloosa County government, in charge of landscaping, street lights and signs, and general maintenance of common areas throughout the unincorporated Bluewater Bay community. It is governed by a five-member board of elected directors. The award of a landscape contract is typically the most costly decision the MSBU board makes each year. This year, landscaping accounts for about 45 percent of the panel's $368,000 tax-funded budget. During a meeting Sept. 11, the MSBU board discussed a report from board member Doug Burgess and MSBU management consultant Archie Jernigan, who had served as a study committee to review sealed proposals for the MSBU's landscaping contract for fiscal year 2012-13, which will begin Oct. 1. Neither Burgess nor Jernigan attended the Sept. 11 meeting. The board members present discussed the written report from Burgess and Jernigan, which apparently consisted mainly of a comparison of prices bid by landscape companies interested in the contract. After a brief discussion, MSBU board member Dale Blanchard moved to award the contract to Bayou Lawn Services, the current contract holder and, officials said, apparent low bidder. There was no second to Burgess' motion, however, and Jason Connor, business developer for ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance, a company from Santa Rosa Beach that is among the bidders, addressed the board, objecting to the selection process. Connor said his company had been led to believe that the selection process would be based on a combination of price and the overall quality of service proposed by competing companies, but that the selection process he saw underway at the Sept. 11 meeting appeared to be based on price alone. He requested that his company's proposal be more fully considered before a decision is made. Officials said three companies submitted bids for the landscaping contract: Bayou Lawn, Dogwood Services, and ValleyCrest. MSBU chairman Dave Strunk, however, said he would not disclose the amounts of the bids while the selection process is underway. A Bay Beacon reporter at the meeting asked for a copy of the written report from Burgess and Jernigan. Blanchard, apparently speaking on behalf of the MSBU board, refused to provide a copy of the report or allow the reporter to examine it, saying that the document was part of a work in progress rather than a final decision by the board, and therefore not open to public examination. Blanchard said public disclosure of the report would reveal confidential information about the contractor proposals under consideration. The reporter contended that under Florida's Government in the Sunshine and public records laws, documents being used as reference material to influence decisions being made by bodies of elected officials, such as draft legislation, proposed budgets, or study reports on pending contractor selections, are public records and should be made available while the public still has opportunity to question or comment on the pending decisions, and to clearly see the process by which such decisions are being made. Blanchard, however, repeated his refusal to provide the report. After Burgess' motion failed for lack of a second, the board then tabled the contractor selection until the next meeting of the MSBU board on Oct. 9, and to extend the current contract with Bayou Lawn Services for 30 days, pending a final decision at a board meeting scheduled for Oct. 9, when Burgess and Jernigan are expected to be present. In seeking bids for the contract last month, the MSBU directed bidders to mark their proposals "trade secret." The district also stated at that time that the bids would not be opened in public. In other business at the meeting Sept. 11, Blanchard said he had met with Okaloosa County public works officials on September 4, and was told that county workers expect to begin clearing the right of way for a new sidewalk near the northwest end of Bay Drive within the next few weeks. He said he does not know how long it will take to actually build the new sidewalk, as the county is doing the work on a time-available basis, whenever county workers are not occupied by higher-priority projects. MSBU communications chair Joan McCarthy said she has added biographies, resumes, and contact information to the "Out and About" section of the MSBU web site at bluewaterbay.org, so Bluewater Bay voters can learn more about candidates for the MSBU board who will be running in this year's general election in November. Current candidates include: Group 1; 4-year term: New candidate Judy Griffin is unopposed. Incumbent Dave Strunk is not seeking reelection. Group 2; 2-year term: Incumbent Joan McCarthy is unopposed for reelection. Group 3; 4-year term: Incumbent Doug Burgess is challenged by Joseph Bowers. Group 4; 2-year term: Incumbent Robert Jellison is challenged by Debbie Stretch. Group 5; 4-year term: Incumbent Dale Blanchard is challenged by Stanley Richard Martin. The next meeting of the MSBU governing board is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Bluewater Bay golf clubhouse at 1950 Bluewater Boulevard. 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Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Oak Creek Shopping Center Niceville 678-1593 www.bayoubookcompany.com Come sample the original Savory Saltine seasoningUSE THE SEASONING IN RECIPES: Amazing Burgers The Most Amazing Party Crackers Savory Seasoning Skillet Fajitas of the city budget funded by such other sources as intergovernmental transfers, franchise fees, and utility service taxes. At the current millage rate of 4.0644, Valparaiso property owners pay just over $4.06 in property tax for every $1,000 of appraised, taxable value of their property, after homestead exemptions and other discounts. The owner of a home appraised at $200,000, for example, pays $812.88 in annual city property tax, in addition to other taxes such as the Okaloosa School District property tax. At the proposed new millage rate of 4.524 the same homeowner would pay $904.80. The proposed new budget and property tax rate must be approved again at the city's final public budget hearing, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 24, to be held at Valparaiso City Hall, 465 Valparaiso Parkway. The proposed millage given intial approval Sept. 4 is less than that discussed at a previous budget workshop held July 30. At that time, the proposed millage was 4.8823, which would have meant an annual property tax of $976.46 for the homeowner mentioned above. At the July 30 meeting, however, the city commission asked city department heads to find additional cuts to allow a lower tax rate, which were incorporated in the final budget proposal presented at the Sept. 4 budget hearing by City Clerk Tammy Johnson. The proposed budget was also cut, from $6,931,743 discussed July 30 to the current proposal of $6,862,613. The budget tentatively approved also includes a 2 percent cost of living raise for city employees. City Commissioner Kay Hamilton suggested that city workers might receive a larger raise if city departments heads, whom she said "are paid very well," would be willing to forego a raise this year in order to allow larger raises for rank and file employees. "People working for nine dollars an hour really need an increase," Hamilton said, adding that in the current economy, department heads would have a hard time finding better paying management-level jobs than what they already have. "I don't really concur," replied Mayor Bruce Arnold. "Department heads are the ones responsible," he said, and deserve higher pay for that reason. Commissioner H.H. Strong agreed with the mayor. "Our department heads don't just sit behind their desks," he said. "They are out there working. They are not over-paid for what they do." Commissioner Joe Morgan agreed with Hamilton, saying that civilian managers at Eglin Air Force Base, such as his wife, have had their pay frozen for the last several years, and that many Valparaiso taxpayers have gone without pay raises during the current recession. Morgan said he thought city department heads would be willing to agree to a pay freeze for themselves in order to help their employees. Despite Hamilton's suggestion, no action was taking about whether to change the city pay structure. VALP.From page A-1 MSBUFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Mike Griffith A budget hearing Sept. 4 by the Valparaiso City Commission, although open to the public, was attended only by city officials. A second hearing is set for Monday. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith A bidder for the annual landscaping contract under consideration by the Bluewater Bay Municipal Benefit Unit questioned procedures for awarding the job. The governing board of the MSBU, shown meeting Sept. 11, refused to allow the public to view documents concerning the proposed award.

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Okaloosa County officials shared reactions with the Beacon Monday, following the arrest of Okaloosa County Commissioner James Campbell, of Niceville, by agents of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on charges of official misconduct and perjury. According to an FDLE arrest affidavit, Campbell is alleged to have failed to disclose income in excess of $1,000 received for soliciting sponsors for the annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, as required by state statutes and the Florida Constitution. Annual financial disclosures are required of elected officials. County Administrator Jim Curry said he first heard of the case when he was informed Monday morning that Campbell had been booked into the county jail following his arrest. "I was very saddened by it," said Curry. "The process will have to go forward, and the truth will come out." Meanwhile, Curry said, "The business of Okaloosa County will go forward without any interruption." Curry said that to the best of his knowledge, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who suspended Campbell from all official duties and authority following the arrest, has two options for filling Campbell's vacant seat on the county commission. The first option is to leave the seat vacant until newly-elected commissioner Kelley Windes officially takes office on the second Tuesday following the general elections in November, which would be Nov. 20. Windes was elected in August to the District 5 commission seat in a four-way race to succeed Campbell, who did not seek a third four-year term. The other option, said Curry, would be to appoint someone, probably Windes, to fill the seat right away. Curry said he did not know which option the governor would choose. Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux said the process of appointing a temporary office holder in such circumstances can sometimes be a lengthy one, but that in this case, with Windes already having been elected to succeed Campbell, "my suspicion is that the governor will appoint Windes to take the seat." County Commissioner Dave Parisot told the Beacon that he first heard of Campbell's arrest when he was notified Monday morning that Campbell had been booked. Parisot said he was "surprised' by the news, and had not received any other information from investigators, other than what he read in the affidavit of arrest issued by FDLE Monday. Parisot also said he was surprised to learn of allegations that Campbell had been receiving money from the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, in the form of percentages of money Campbell had solicited from Mullet Festival sponsors. Parisot said he had not known that any such arrangement had existed between Campbell and the Mullet Festival, a big, three-day music and food festival held every October in Niceville. "Is it a common practice," Parisot asked, "for someone to get a percentage of the donations they solicit for the Mullet Festival? I thought the Mullet Festival was more like a charity." Parisot said he is also curious about the financial and other relationship between Campbell, who is a Niceville city employee in addition to being a county commissioner, the Mullet Festival organizing committee, and Mark Bellinger, the deceased former executive director of the Okaloosa Tourist Development Council. Parisot is the county commission's representative on the TDC advisory board. According to FDLE's arrest affidavit, "In 2010 Campbell received one payment of $2,500 from the BBMF (Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival) for the sponsorships by the Crystal Beach development, which donated $2,500, and the Okaloosa Tourist Development Council (TDC) which donated $10,000 via its advertising firm, The Zimmerman Agency. County records reflect this payment was authorized by then TDC Director Mark Bellinger and paid from BP grant funds awarded to Okaloosa County following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. Campbell solicited Mark Bellinger to sponsor the festival and later introduced Bellinger to BBMF committee chairman Lannie Corbin. Campbell did not disclose this income on his 2010 Form 6 financial disclosure and attached income tax filing." Bellinger killed himself earlier this year after authorities sought to arrest him on charges of stealing TDC funds in another case. The FDLE affidavit also states, "Campbell claimed that he first began soliciting sponsors for the BBMF when he was approached by Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin. Corbin is also a BBMF committee member. Campbell, who in addition to being an Okaloosa County Commissioner is also employed by the city of Niceville as parks and recreation director, claimed that he believed that Corbin's request was made as a directive from his superior and that the recruiting of festival sponsors was part of his job at the City of Niceville. Corbin did not specifically tell Campbell that recruiting sponsors was part of his job, rather Campbell stated that he inferred it this way. In a subsequent interview with law enforcement, Lannie Corbin disputed this claim and reported that the BBMF is a private entity and is not affiliated with the Niceville city government and therefore Campbell's activity with the BBMF was in no way part of Campbell's duties as Recreation Director. Corbin stated that he gave no orders, explicit or implied, to Campbell to recruit sponsors for the BBMF." County commissioners Wayne Harris and Bill Roberts declined to comment on the case. Commissioner Don Amunds could not be reached for comment. Campbell declined to comment. Niceville Mayor Randall Wise gave a brief statement. "James Campbell is a friend of many people in Okaloosa County, and my friend also," Wise said. Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin said news of Campball's arrest was "a shock." "James and I have worked togather and been friends for a long time," Corbin said. "He's a good person. I hate to see this happen." Asked about the FDLE statement that Campbell had claimed his Mullet Festival fundraising activities were done at Corbin's direction, Corbin replied, "That must be a misquote from James." "We paid finder's fees for sponsorship long before James was a county commissioner," Corbin said of the festival committee. Regarding Campbell's role in soliciting funds for the Mullet Festival, Corbin said, "He was always very good at that sort of thing," so Corbin approached Campbell on behalf of the festival committee. "The Mullet Festival committee asked him if he wanted a good price for this. He suggested 20 percent of everything he brought us, so we've been doing that ever since." In return for donating money, said Corbin, Mullet Festival sponsors received publicity for themselves and their organizations. "We put their names and logos on tickets, flyers, and billboards, and put their DVDs on the big screen during the Mullet Festival." Financial sponsors of the festival, he said, "got a lot of exposure for doing this." None of the officials contacted said they knew how FDLE may have become aware of Campbell's financial dealings with the Mullet Festival, although Okaloosa County public information officer Kathy Newby said she thought such information may have come to light during the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office's ongoing investigation of former TDC director Bellinger, who resigned and committed suicide earlier this year, after being accused of misusing large sums of TDC funds. An FDLE press release Monday announcing Campbell's arrest said the arrest followed "a four-month investigation. sary to move, said Burke, she already has about 65 acres of her own just north of State Road 20 near the Walton County community of Portland, between Bluewater Bay and Freeport. She said she has one parcel of 25 acres, and another adjacent parcel of 40 acres, which she plans to name "Big League Farms" if and when she has to move her business. Currently, said Burke, she keeps about 28 horses in two big barns at her Rocky Bayou facility, including her own horses and those she boards for other owners, plus a pair of donkeys, some goats, and some other domestic animals including a group of at least 8 barn cats. In addition to boarding horses for some of her customers, Burke said she provides individual and group riding lessons for children and adults, with the help of three other riding instructors she employs. "My typical student," she said, "is a young teenage girl," although her 40 current students include male and female riders, ranging from 3 to 60 years of age. "Some of my favorite students," she said, "are the youngest, in our 'Trot & Tot' program, which introduces young children to the fundamentals of riding, using small ponies." Lessons at Rocky Bayou, she said, cost from $40 per hour for small groups of students to about $50 per hour for private lessons. 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In 2006, the affidavit states, Campbell received an undisclosed payment of $1,750 from the Mullet Festival for the sponsorship by Hammock Bay Real Estate, which donated $2,500. In 2010, according to the affidavit, Campbell received an undisclosed payment of $2,500 from the Mullet Festival for obtaining a $2,500 sponsorship from Crystal Beach Development, and for a sponsorship by Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council (TDC), which donated $10,000 through its advertising firm, The Zimmerman Agency. In 2011, the affidavit states, Campbell received undisclosed payments totaling $4,500 from the Mullet Festival for arranging sponsorships of $1,250 by Crystal Beach Development, $1,250 by Nufletch LLC, $10,000 by the TDC through an ad agency, and $10,000 by the Northwest Florida Regional Airport through an ad agency. Some of the money he was paid was paid indirectly from county agencies, Eddins said, referring to the TDC and the airport. He indirectly received county money. The airport and the TDC are county agencies overseen by the county commission. Campbell was commission chairman in 2011, and signed off on TDC payments, including a controversial one that resulted in the secret purchase of a yacht by the TDC. When the yacht news broke earlier this year after the suicide of fugitive TDC Director Mark Bellinger, Campbell said he hadn't known what he was signing. Elected officials are required to publicly disclose all amounts and sources of income larger than $1,000. Campbell, the affidavit charges, submitted the proper forms, notarized and signed under oath, but did not disclose the income of finder's fees for the festival. After learning that he may be a target of criminal investigation, Campbell filed an amended income statement on July 5, 2012, listing the $4,500 paid to him in 2011 by the festival committee, the affidavit stated. The affidavit states that Campbell was interviewed by law enforcement officials on July 31 and again on Sept. 12 of this year. In the initial interview, the affidavit states, Campbell said his wife completed the necessary income statement and he signed them. He said he had not told his wife about the finders fees because he wanted to use that money for personal hunting expenses. In addition to his service as an Okaloosa County commissioner, Campbell is employed by the city of Niceville as recreation director. City Manager Lannie Corbin said as of press time he hadnt decided what action, if any, to take in light of the charges against Campbell. Corbin, who himself plays a major role in the Mullet Festival, said he asked Campbell to obtain sponsors for the annual three-day Niceville festival of music and food, but it was not a direction as an employee, but a request. Years ago, we had trouble getting sponsors, so we made the motion to pay someone to bring in sponsors, Corbin said. This is for the last 12 or 13 years. Weve always brought in sponsors and paid (Campbell) with a check and its all part of our records. We looked at it as a way to make money for the Mullet Festival. Corbin said the festival did not issue Campbell an IRS Form 1099 reporting his income as an independent contractor for the finder's fees he was paid. We did not, but we should have, Corbin said. We are making sure that will never happen in the future. Corbin said he was advised Monday morning by the FDLE that Campbell was about to be arrested. James is a good person, Corbin said. Im sure if he thought about this and thought there was any legal ramification, he wouldnt have done it. The Okaloosa Sheriffs Office first took notice of the allegedly unfiled reports as it was investigating former TDC chief Mark Bellinger over unauthorized purchases made with county bed tax and BP oil spill reparation money, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Michelle Nicholson. Those purchases included a $710,000 yacht and Bellinger's Destin house, according to authorities. Campbells involvement in obtaining festival sponsorships for money came to light as deputies probed Bellingers expenditures, Nicholson said. Bellinger took his own life through a drug overdose on May 4, after an arrest warrant was issued charging him with theft of county funds. County Administrator James Curry said he did not know who the governor had in mind to complete Campbells term. Campbell did not run for reelection and Kelly Windes of Destin won election to succeed him. Typically, he would take applications, select somebody and appoint him to fill out the term, but since theres only weeks remaining until the new term, its conceivable the governor may go ahead and put Kelly Windes in, Curry said, but thats strictly the governors decision. Curry said Campbells arrest wont affect county operations. We will continue to do the business at hand, he said. It certainly wont impact our operation of the county government. Eddins said the matter is unlikely to be settled quickly. He anticipates a trial, rather than an out-of-court settlement, but, he said, in matters of this nature, it always takes several months to go to trial because of the requirement to disclose all evidence and witnesses to the defense, which can then scrutinize the documents and take depositions from witnesses. Its important for the general public to understand that this is part of the investigation into the TDC and its ongoing and expected to last several months, Eddins said. The state auditor general is in the process of reviewing all the financial aspects. When that is complete, it will be determined if additional matters need to be investigated. Eddins said as of now, it appears the trial will be held in Okaloosa County, since that is where the charges were filed, unless the defense requests a change of venue. CAMPBELLFrom page A-1 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 Reaction to Campbell arrest Florida Commission on EithicsAn amended financial disclosure form for 2005 filed in August 2012 by James Campbell after he learned he was the target of a criminal investigation corrected an earlier filing and disclosed for the first time that he had received payments from the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival Committee. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, September 19, 2012 Page A-5 During Thursday's hearing, the sole dissenting vote against the rate and millage hikes was cast by Councilman Dan Henkel. Asked why he voted against the increases, Henkel told the Beacon, "We have to live within our means. There are uncertain times ahead." At the recommended 3.7 millage, Niceville property owners would pay $3.70 in property tax for every $1,000 of appraised, taxable value of their property after homestead exemptions and other discounts. For example, a Niceville homeowner whose home is appraised at $200,000 would pay $740 in property tax, as well as such other taxes as Okaloosa School District property tax. At the current level of 3.65, the above homeowner pays $730. Water and sewer rate increases of between 2 and 4 percent are needed in each of the next five years to maintain the city's required ratio of revenue to debt, said city consultants Glenn Stephens and Bill Fray, who briefed the city council on the financial aspects of the rate hikes during the Sept. 13 public budget hearing. Stephens told the council that the city must maintain a minimum ratio of 1.5 between revenue and debt payments, according to terms of the agreements by which the city has issued bonds to pay for improvements to the city's water and sewer system over the years. City Manager Lannie Corbin said the city's bonds have been issued and refinanced at various times over the last 40 years, as needed to pay for various improvements to the systems. According to figures presented by Fray, the city currently owes $14,716,424 in water and sewer bonds and loans, as well as $1,467,808 in Florida state revolving fund loans, for a total of $16,184,232 in water and sewer related debt. In addition, the city also owes $3,528,850 in other debts not directly related to the water and sewer system, for a grand total of $19,713,082. According to Stephens' briefing, operating expenses for the next several years are expected to grow faster than revenues without annual rate hikes. As a result, the ratio of net revenue to annual debt service would drop below the required 1.5 ratio beginning in FY 2013, and grow worse in subsequent years. The proposed rate hikes for FY 201213 would average at about 2.4 percent for the city's water customers, and 4.5 percent for sewer customers, or about 3.7 percent overall. In addition, Stephens recommended additional annual rate increases in future years, averaging at 4 percent in FY 2013-14, 4.2 percent for FY 2014-15, 2 percent in FY 2015-16, and 2.2 percent in FY 2016-17. Stephens said that with those annual rate hikes, the city will maintain a ratio of revenue to debt service greater than the required 1.5, at least through FY 2017. In addition to the water and sewer rate increases, the city council also gave final approval to a 2 percent increase in trash disposal fees, which city manager Lannie Corbin said represents a tipping fee hike by Okaloosa County to the city, which is being passed on to city customers. During Thursday's hearing, some Niceville citizens spoke in opposition to the proposed rate hikes. Ronald Swafford told the city council, "I just turned 70 and live on a fixed income. My water and sewer rates have gone up every one of the last 10 years." "I'm retired military, with no raises in either my retired pay or Social Security, but all my rates are going up," he said. "I'm going down." Stephens told Swafford that the city provides a special "lifeline rate" for senior citizens, in which the rate hike for FY 201213 would only be 20 cents for the base rate and 8 cents for customers who use only 2,000 gallons per month, typical of senior citizens without children in their households. Swafford, however, replied that he currently pays $70 per month, plus another $7 for the city's 10 percent tax on bills. "Water is my highest bill every month," he said. Niceville resident Andy Cole said he currently pays about $90 per month in fees to the city, and suggested that the city raise its sales tax rather than water and sewer rates. Corbin replied that raising sales taxes would require a citywide referendum. He also said that costs for such things as fuel and insurance have been growing for the city, requiring more revenue to maintain city services. "'Taxes' is not a bad word," Corbin said. "Niceville is a good city. We provide recreation services for the whole county, as well as library services for city and county residents." Corbin added that taxes are higher in Valparaiso, Crestview, and Fort Walton Beach, and that the North Bay Fire District charges 2.2 mills property tax just to provide fire protection, while Niceville provides fire and police protection plus all other municipal services for a current millage rate of 3.65, or 3.70 for FY 2012-13. "Police cars wear out," said council member Bill Schaetzle, "and city expenses are up." City Clerk Dan Doucet said that Niceville senior citizens can apply for a special exemption of $50,000 on the appraised values of their homes, in addition to the regular homestead exemption. "You're tooting your horn to the wrong guy," replied Cole. "Everything is going up but my pay, which is going down." In the current economy, Cole said, "I want to live within my means," and he expects the city government to do the same. Thursday's budget hearing marked the final approval of the coming fiscal year's water, sewer and trash rate increases, which require only a resolution and one public hearing for passage. The millage and budget, however, will be discussed and voted on again at the two remaining budget hearings scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 18 and 20 at Niceville city hall. HIKESFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Mike Griffith The Niceville City Council met Thursday to give final approval to rate increases for city utilities customers. Officials say the hikes are needed to repay debt. One citizen responded: "My water and sewer rates have gone up every one of the last 10 years." Dr. Pappas is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Primary Care Sports Medicine. He completed medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Pappas has served in multiple roles as an Army family physician, attaining the rank of Colonel. He retired from the U.S. Army this year with over 27 years of active service.Call today for your appointment. (850) 243-7681 131 Magnolia Ave., SE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 Magnolia Medical Clinic, P.A.welcomesChris G. Pappas, MD FAAFP ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION.Shopping for a mortgage? 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 THEBAYBEACONother property taxes to such government entities as Okaloosa County and the Okaloosa School District. During last week's hearing, North Bay Fire Chief Joseph Miller presented a PowerPoint slide briefing outlining the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. Highlights of the proposed budget include increases in professional and operating expenses and various types of insurance, and decreases in personnel costs and debt service. Final approval or modification of the proposed budget and millage rate is scheduled for the final budget hearing to be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the North Bay fire station on White Point Road. The budget hearing is open to the public. For information, call 897-3689. NORTH BAYFrom page A-1 ALL AROUND THE TOWN Our mission at Palm Eye Care is to ensure each person leaves our office with an informed assessment of their visual system. As we have visited doctors over the years, we learned how a patient would like to be treated when they entrust a doctor with their care. From that we have developed an eye care office that strives to treat our patients like family, provides a comfortable environment for care, and evolves by investing in equipment and training that will further advance patient care and education. We at Palm Eye Care have added new tools of technology, and modern eyeglass lines to improve the selection. What hasnt changed is our personal attention to eye care. We will not treat you like a number or use a cattle call. We will not treat our patients different because of their insurance plan. Our record shows that we are true patient advocates, and we will work to help you achieve your best vision. If we cannot help you, we know many other eye and health specialists in the areas who will be happy to assist us. Your eyes are as precious to us as our own. Our office has two distinct sections, an examination area and an optical. First, we focus on the health of your vision system and create a solution to your unique visual demands. Second, we tailor eyeglasses and contact lenses that serve a functional and fashionable purpose. Although both must work together to serve your needs, we will never compromise quality for price. Also, we will never guide you to a purchase you do not need. We dont use gimmicks or variable pricing sales, nor do we have a pressured sales environment. We want you to feel at home while you are with us, so when you leave you see the value in the care you received. Further, we have a high definition retinal imaging system that provides an excellent view of your vision system, which we can then use to monitor your visual health in the years ahead. This tool has allowed us to closely watch changes in your eyes due to diabetes, hypertension, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and many other eye conditions. The doctor will always explain, in detail, how your systemic health affects the health of your eyes. We will gladly send a report back to your primary care doctor, all in effort to ensure your entire healthcare team is aware of the unique information that we obtain during an eye examination. We will always provide ample time to explain your diagnosis and treatment plans, and answer your questions. If you encounter an eye emergency, we will answer the phone and work to find a solution that day. Dr. Tom keeps his cell phone number on the front door should you ever need it. Its a simple concept that we do not overlook. Just treat people like you would your own family, and the rest of the details will work themselves out. Thank you for making the decision to shop local. We will be here to help when you need it, and we in turn will support our Niceville business neighbors as well. We look forward to seeing you soon at Palm Eye Care, in Palm Plaza located at 1005-A John Sims Parkway. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR 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 , S S e e p p t t e e m m b b e e r r 1 1 9 9 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2File photos The High Steppers bring enthusiasm, spirit and fun to the annual Oktoberfest. Right, the Joe Occhipinti Band specializes in German-style polkas. 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 TherapyTheodore I. Macey, MDOrthopaedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Joint ReplacementAll major insurance accepted, including Tricare Eight Board Certified Physicians JOHN W. HAWKINS Destin MICHAEL A. JONES Niceville Niceville | DestinDESTIN 850.837.3662 | NICEVILLE 850.729.7440 destinlaw.comPracticing Estate Planning and Probate in Two LocationsDAWN E. NORRIS Destin KIMBERLY CHEATHAM Niceville MARY K. KRAEMER Destin | | Staff Reports T he 18 th annual Oktoberfes t, s pons ored by the Mid-Bay Rotary, i s s cheduled for Friday, Sept. 2 8 and Saturday, Sept. 29, in the m arket Place Shopping Plaza, in front of the Bluewater Bay Winn-Dixie s uper m arket. T here i s no adm i ssion charge. T he fes tivitie s will kick off Friday at 5 p.m with live m u s ic under the beer tent and bratwur s t on the grill, along with authentic Germ an s auerkraut from an old Bavarian fa m ily recipe. Along with the Ger m an food will be grilled chicken quarter s hot dog s funnel cakes curly frie s hot boiled peanut s s now cones cotton candy and kettle korn. T he m u s ic will be provided by accordioni s t Walter Kas przyk, followed by the High Stepper s and two hour s of Ger m an polka m u s ic by the Joe Occhipinti band. V olunteer s fro m the Niceville High School s Rotarys pons ored Interact Service Club will help with concessions Booths will feature a s election of art s and craft s and children s activitie s including giant s lide s orbitron ride s and m ountain cli m ber s will be available. Friday s fe s tivitie s will wind down about 10 p. m Saturday, Oktoberfes t get s under way at 11 a. m Fro m 2 to 4 p. m ., m u s icians T o m Phillip s and Gary Sch m itz will entertain, followed by Kas przyk from 4 to 5:30, the Joe Occhipinti Band fro m 5:30 to 7:15 and the High Stepper s fro m 7:15 to 8 From 8 to 10, the Occhipinti Band will return. La s t year about 9,000 people attended Oktoberfe s t. Volunteer s s old m ore than 2,000 bratwur s t dinner s which included 150 gallon s of s auerkraut. All revenue will be u s ed to s upport local charitie s including the Children s Advocacy Center, the E m erald Coa s t Auti sm Center, Sharing and Caring, T ake Stock in Children and m any other s Friday, Sept. 285-7:15 p.m .Accordioni s t Walter Ka sprzyk 7:158 p.m .High Stepper s 8 -10 p.m .Joe Occhipinti Ger m an bandSaturday, Sept. 292-4 p.m .Mus icians T o m Phillip s and Gary Schm itz 4-5:30 p.m .Accordioni s t Walter Ka sprzyk 5:30-7:15 p. m .Joe Occhipinti Germ an band 7:158 p.m .High Stepper s 8 -10 p.m .Joe Occhipinti Ger m an band (All shows on the stage)Oktoberfest schedule Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Phil Hooper blows out the candle on his cake, as YMCA branch director Sarah Traver and fellow Y member Bill Pezdirtz watch. Our insurance company wouldn t let us put all 88 candles on the cake, said Pezdirtz.YMCA celebrates volunteer s 88thBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Niceville YMCA m em ber s celebrated the 88th birthday of Phil Hooper Friday, with balloons, cake and a candle. Hooper i s a longti m e m em ber of the Y, where he work s out and does frequent volunteer work, such as helping paint the wall s of the facility. He i s al so a for m er U.S. Ar m y paratrooper, who landed on Utah Beach during the Nor m andy inva sion. He wa s al so in the battles of Bastogne and Arnhe m which in spired the m ovie A Bridge T oo Far. As for hi s 88th birthday, Hooper told the Beacon, I look forward to being here for m y next one. Home Sweet Second Home.GREAT RATES ON MORTGAGES WWW.FIRSTFLBANK.COM(850) 269-1201 Where You Come First.Member FDIC Home Sweet Home Sweet Home Sweet Home Sweet Home Sweet Second Second Home. Second Home. Home. T GREA AT TESONMO TRA AT TGAGES OR Annual Oktoberfest celebration approachesBratwurst and sauerkraut, dancers, polkas on tap

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 THEBA YBEACO N Spouses help Children in Crisis kidsThe Eglin Spouses Club helped the kids of Children in Crisis get ready for back to school again this year. All the kids at the Children s Neighborhood received new socks to take them through the new school year. From left: Carla Musgrove, CIC Development Director; Ken Hair, CIC President and CEO; Judy Wiseman, Eglin Spouses and a CIC board member; Natalie Rodriguez, CIC volunteer/events director; and Betty Hefner, CIC board member. 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. Pollys Concrete Products Pollys Concrete Productswww.pollysconcrete.com Before After $50.00OFFFormed & Poured Driveway$100.00OFFCobblestone Paver DrivewayREADY TO ENHANCE YOUR CURB APPEAL?Upgrade your old existing driveway with Stylish Cobblestone Pavers or we can remove and repour your driveway.Call today for a free estimate 897-3314 729-2131 Auto Bu siness Home Life FloodHOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? Give us a call, we can help! www.nicevilleinsurance.com 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 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithJack Jensen, 18, Niceville, food service Marcella Ward, 48, Niceville, unemployed We should respond with force, to show them that it s wrong to do that. Quit funding countries like Egypt. Quit having our military make enemies for us all around the world. We should definitely get the military involved. We should be nice to them, and try to get along. We should pull our money out of those countries.How should America respond to the wave of attacks on our embassies that began on September 11?Roy Harrill, 66, Niceville, retired engineer Location: Niceville Public Library Alissa Clifton, 41, Niceville, homemaker Sian Mignot, 9, Niceville, Edge Elementary School student Bill Elliot, 62, Niceville, property managementWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. Club opens doors to new membersT win Citie s Wo m an s Club i s a group of wom en who have joined together for fellow ship and who through constructive action help build and i m prove the community in which we live. T he club wa s for m ed in the spring of 1983 and continue s to serve our community today. T hroughout the year, T CWC conduct s fund rai sing project s which allow it to s upport the community through financial contribution s to the following programs and organization s: In 1989, T CWC establi shed a s cholar s hip for di s placed hom em aker s. T hese scholars hips a ssi s t the recipient s with tuition and books at NWFSC. As of 2012, the club has a warded over $167,050 through this program T he Club Relay T eam rai s ed $15,000 for the A m erican Cancer Society s 2012 Relay event. During it s 13-year participation in Relay for Life, the club ha s contributed $323,955. Am ong the club s chosen charitie s are the Am erican Cancer Society, the Am erican Heart A ssociation, Children in Cri si s, Children s Advocacy Center, Covenant Hos pice, Elder Services Mental Health A ssociation, Sharing and Caring, Shelter Hous e, T ake Stock in Children, T win Citie s Pavilion and the USO. Any wom an who i s interested the club s activitie s and prom oting a spirit of friendliness within the co mmunity i s eligible for m em ber ship. It m eet s Septem ber through May Luncheons are held on the fourth Wednes day of each m onth at 11 a.m at the Bluewater Bay Clubhou se. For inform ation, call Rom a Shipley, m em ber ship chair m an, at 897-3172. 2012M ullet FestivalKings & Queens PageantSponsored by the Crestview Elks Lodge #2624September 29, at Niceville High SchoolDeadline for Entry is 9/22/12 at NoonApplications are available online at www.md-events.com or for more info, please call 850-974-0220, 682-6129, or 682-2175We still have plenty of openings for all age divisions

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Artwork displayed at library Native Floridian and local arti st T erry Johnston s artwork will be on di splay at the library during Septem ber. Her vibrant acrylic paintings evoke a sm ile and a sense of nostalgia. T hey are for sale at the library a s well a s variou s other facilitie s throughout the co m m unity In addition, local arti s t Art Bellen s whi ms ical woodwork i s on exhibit in our tabletop di splay case. Hi s wood veneer piece s are beautifully m ade and Unique. He i s al so willing to custo m m ake pieces Refuge seeks volunteers T he E m erald Coas t Wildlife Refuge i s seeking volunteer s for its upcoming fundrai s er The Dark haunted house. V olunteer s can help build the m aze, design and build prop s, act as m onster s/villain s, costu m e des ign, m akeup, s ecurity, m uch m ore. All hour s count toward s community service hour s. T o volunteer or for further info, em ail Deb at m knbkn4u@cox.net. NHS band selling citrus T he Niceville High School Eagle Pride Band i s again selling Fre s h Indian River Citru s to be delivered the second Saturday in Decem ber. Navel oranges, grapefruit and tangelos m ay be ordered fro m any band m e m ber fro m Monday, Oct. 1, through Wednesday, Oct. 17. You can help support the band with thi s fundrai ser while enjoying fre s h delicious citru s during the holidays. Vi sit fruitorder .com T o place an order with a credit card, u se organization ID 787415, select a band student s na m e for credit or General Band Fund on the check-out page. Holiday citru s gifts m ay be ordered through thi s website and will be shipped fre sh to your out of town friends and fam ily directly from Florida Indian River Grove s. For local order s please call ( 850) 4961371, a band m em ber will deliver the fruit to your door on Saturday, Dec. 8. Tutoring available at library T utoring for high school student s i s available now at the Niceville Public Library, T uesdays, 2:30-4 p.m Appoint m ent required. For info or to sign up, inquire at the Youth Service s desk. PTO coupon book sale T hrough Sept. 25, Blue water Ele m entary School will hold it s annual P T O coupon book sale. You can enjoy m any E m erald Coa s t re s taurant s and activitie s for a reduced price as you provide m uch needed funding for our cla ssrooms Pick up your coupon book at Bluewater Ele m entary School or fro m your neighborhood s Bluewater Elem entary School student. Nicotine Anonymous If you desire to stop using nicotine, or stay stopped, join Nicotine Anonym ous on T hur sdays at 7 p.m ., at First Pre sbyterian Church, 1 800 John Sims Parkway. Info: 8 974721. Bazaar vendors needed Niceville UMC World Bazaar and Benefit i s s eeking quality hom e-craft vendors for its 36th annual event Oct. 27. For inform ation and entry for ms go to nice villeum c.org/wom en/bazaar.ht m l or call 865-4769. Genetic inheritance class T he Genealogy Hi story Class at the Valparai so Community Library will have a special progra m at 9:30 a.m Sept. 19 to explore the ba sic s of genetic inheritance. Charlene Grafton, a well-known local writer and genetici st, will pre sent the program to di scuss the 4-Gs (genealogy, genes, genom ic s and gender) that will help genealogi st s unders tand their fa m ily health heritage. T hi s will be Charlene s final presentation in her four-part serie s. Free. Info: 729-5406. Rotary golf tourney Reservation s are being taken for the Niceville-Valparai s o Rotary Club Golf T ournam ent Oct. 11, at 1 p.m ., Rocky Bayou Country Club. T he golf tourna m ent will fund s cholar s hips for local s tudent s T he goal thi s year i s $10,000. Corporate s pons or: $350, four player and hole s ign. Indi vidual player: $90. Hole s ign only, $100. Info: Ji mmie Boi s jolie, 699-0045, jim girl@cox.net, or nicevalrotary@yahoo.co m Safe boating class Living Word plans revival T he Living Word Wor s hip Center invite s the community to its annual Revival s ervices Sept. 19-21, at 7 p.m nightly. T he gues t s peaker will be Pas tor Alvin S m ith of Sonlight Covenant Mini s trie s and a native of Cres tview Florida. He truly i s an anointed m an of God. Our church i s located at 40 S. John Sims Parkway, Valparai s o. Info: 678 -7632 or allgods children m ini s try@centurylink.net. Blood, Bacteria and Beyond Science Friday s e m inar s erie s hos ted by the Science s Di vi s ion at Northwe s t Florida State College will continue their s erie s on Infectiou s Di s eas e s on Friday, Sept. 21, 1100 in the Robert E. Greene, Jr. Science building on the Niceville ca m pus in the m ain lecture hall, room S-110. Featured will be Kathryn Doornbo s who will dis cuss T he Secret Life of T icks : Blood, Bacteria and Beyond. Campaign finance discussion T he League of Wom en Voter s of Okaloos a County i s s pons oring a panel di s cussion on ca m paign financing on Saturday, Sept. 22,10 a.m .-noon in the Niceville City Council cha m ber s 208 N. Partin Dr, Niceville. T he panel will feature Supervis or of Election s Paul Lux, local bu s iness o wner and FWB T ea Party activi s t Henry Kelley, and League of Wo m en Voter s of Florida governm ent cons ultant Ben Wilcox. All three paneli s t s are intim ately fam iliar with the recent changes in cam paign finance require m ent s and what they m ean for Florida s electorate. T he m eeting i s free and open to the public. Barbershop concert Harves t of Har m ony, with perfor m ances by five barber s hop chapters and the 100m an Panhandle Chorus will be perform ed Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 p. m ., in the Niceville High School auditoriu m T icket s are $10, available at Bayou Books tore or at the door the night of the s how. Info: 698 -6215. Free pirates lecture Hi storian Mike T hom in fro m the Florida Public Archaeology Netw ork will s hare infor m ation about pirate s who terrorized ships along the Gulf Coa st during the 1 8 00s in a s pecial pres entation, Pirate s! T he La st Scourge of the Gulf at the Heritage Mu seum of Northwest Florida, Friday, Sept. 21, noon. Bring a sandwich and take your lunch break at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida for Hi story Sandwiched-In, an infor m al lunchti m e education progra m T hi s lecture i s free and open to the public. Space i s lim ited. Call to re serve a seat: 678-2615 Community yard sale Edge Elem entary will hold a community yard sale and bazaar Saturday, Sept. 22,, 8 a.m .-noon, on the front lawn of the school. Anyone i s welcom e to rent a table to s ell their yard s ale or bazaar items Contact Edge PT O, K ellee Dali at 582-4533 or kelleedali@yahoo.co m to re s erve your s pot. Yard Sale tables are $20 and Bazaar ite m tables are $30. 5K run/walk set in Destin T he E m erald Coast Chapter of Wo m en s Council of Realtors will hold it s s econd annual E m erald Dash 5K Run/Walk Sept. 22 at the Clem ent T aylor Park in Destin. T he race will start at 7:30 a.m T shirts are li m ited to the fir s t 150. Contact race director Paige Floyd at 5 85.0490 or PFloyd@MasonT itle.com or signup at active.com under E m erald Dash. Alabama birding trip Choctawhatchee Audubon Society plan s a birding trip to Baldwin County Sod Far ms Sept. 22 Walt Spence will lead the trip to the wilds of s outh Alabam a in search of fall m igrant s. Bring sunscreen, water, hat, insect repellent, and lunch m oney. Meet at Uptown Station at 7 a. m or the Navarre Butterfly House at 7:30. Call Walt at 582-7064 for info. Bikers Blast for the Past Shine your ride, rev up your engine, and crui se on over to the Heritage Mus eum of Northwes t Florida to regi ster for the Biker s Blas t for the Pa s t Motorcycle Mystery Poker Run, Saturday, Sept. 22. Regi ster 9-11 a. m Enjoy a free Museum tour and view T he Wall T hat Heal s exhibit, featuring m em orabilia and slide show presentation of T he Wall E scort and cerem onies fro m the Vietna m Veterans T raveling Mem orial Wall vi sit of 2010. Final de stination: T he Edge, 113 Edge Ave., Nicev ille. Live entertain m ent, s hri m p boil, 50/50 and raffle s Poker run grand prize: Deep s ea fi s hing trip. $10 Single Rider, $15 Double Rider, Shri m p Boil plate $10. Package deal s available. Info: 678 -2615. Latino American Festival T he fir s t-ever Latino A m erican Fe s tival will be Sept. 22, fro m 11 a.m .-7 p.m ., at the E m erald Coas t Convention Center, Okaloos a I s land. T he fe s tival will provide an opportunity to reach thous ands of Hi s panics in the E m erald Coas t area. Info: Paola Varga s 698 -9 8 54, David T riana, 368 3505, or latinoam ericanfes t@gm ail.com Poker run to preserve history T he Heritage Mu s eum of Northwes t Florida will pres ent Bik er s Blas t for the Pa s t m otorcycle poker run Sept. 22. Regi s tration will be fro m 9-11 a. m at the m u s eum Cos t: $10 per bike, $5 per rider. T he m u s eum will have a s pecial exhibit, T he Wall that Heals with photos of Wall Es cort 2010 Vietnam Veterans T raveling Mem orial. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Page B-3 THEBA YBEACO N Turtle Bob to visit The E.O. 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1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax: 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Sara KentAdvertising Director CHURCH DIRECTORY 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 St. Paul Lutheran & PreschoolSunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. Gods work. Our hands.1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com 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 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 T rail, Destin | Church Office: 850837-6324 41 years and countingCharles and Shirley Price of Niceville, recently hiked Diamond Head in Hawaii while celebrating their 41st wedding anniversary.Page B-4 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 THEBA YBEACO N Singapore math at RockyRocky Bayou Christian School has implemented an innovative math technique called Singapore math, which focuses on using manipulatives to develop concrete mathematical thinking skills. The students are actually able to see and feel the mathematical processes by using tools such as unifix cubes and base-10 blocks. It also stresses the importance of using language and vocabulary-building techniques. The goal at RBCS is to develop in each student the ability to manipulate numbers easily both in the classroom setting and in real-life situations.Plew to celebrate Hispanic heritagePlew Elem entary School s tudent s will celebrate Hi s panic Heritage Month, which began Saturday, Sept, 15, and runs until Oct. 15. During the next four week s s tudent s will learn about the Hi s panic culture. T hey will take Hi s panic cooking classe s enjoy craft s watch cultural videos learn folk dance s s tudy poems and res earch fam ous Hi s panic people, under the guidance of the s chool s Spani s h teacher, Mildred Avellanet. A group of Hi s panic parent s will volunteer to s hare with the s tudent s about their countrie s of origin T he celebration will end with an afters chool program Oct. 11, from 4:15 to 5:30 p. m T he public i s welcom e to join Plew s celebration of Hi s panic Heritage Month.NWFSC releases scholars listsNorthwes t Florida State College recognized the superior scholastic achievem ent of student s com pleting the Summer 2012 ter m by nam ing them to the Pre s ident s Lis t and Dean s List. T he President s Lis t nam e s thos e s tudent s with nine or m ore credit s in the ter m who earned a grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0 during the sem ester. T he Dean s List na m es student s with nine or m ore credit s in the ter m who earned a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79. Som e 317 NWFSC student s were nam ed as honor s student s for the Su mmer T er m which ended in August.Presidents ListEglin AFB: Vanessa Alfaro, Natas ha Batem an, Carrie Johnson Freeport: Jennifer Chri stensen, Michelle Hebert Hurlburt Field: Kayla Deatherage Niceville: Caleb Bartee, Danielle Bartley, Kels ey Bartley, Alejandro Cano, Renish Contractor, Mark Cordeiro, Evelyn Douglas, Mary Eichler, Erin England, Je ssica Erickson, Rachel Fuller, Alli s on Harris Sawyer Hous e, William McNair, Jared Nieves Sarah Parker, Zachary Phillip s, T ibor Pollak, Jessica Popwell, Rickey Ques enberry, Brad Ringler, Arden Roberts on, Melanie Schultz, Jo s eph Settle, Joshua Spradlin, John Steele, Linda T ierney, T ravi s T opol s ki, Jessica T uznik, Rebecca Wheeler, Ronald Whit m an Valparaiso: Clark Browning, Stephanie Fitzgerald, Ryan Frandi, Monica S m ithDeans ListDestin: Katherine Baker, Kaleigh Dunn, Katie Holbrook, Mari ssa McCoy, Chri s topher Meade, Ashley Mook, Adrian Muresan, T atiana Volcov Eglin AFB: Pa m ela Cruz Freeport: Michael Eggie, Brenda Farri s Matthew Phaneuf, Caley Stewart, Joshua Whitaker Hurlburt Field: Richard Strong Niceville: Nichola s Corbin, Jam es Corkum Alex Dall m an, Adam Guile s Caleb Haven s Maranatha Horvath, Richard Jackson, Billie Kennedy, Anne Melia, Dai s ha Oliver, Victor Sallee, Ca s ey See, Ali s ha Seps ey, Jas on S m ith, Meli ssa T o m lin, Kala Wade, Caitlyn Willia ms Valparaiso: Ashley Blain The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Page B-5 THEBA YBEACO N Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Rocky Bayou Christian School has an immediate opening for an Art teacher. Desired start date is October 1, 2012. Art classes include: Beginning Art, AP Art, 2D Art, 3D Art, and Clay works. Job requirements include a Bachelor's degree in Art with teaching experience preferred. Salary is based on degree/s and experience. This is a salary position and comes with health benefits. Interested applicants must submit their application via email to Ms. Jayne Warner at warnerj@rbcs.org no later than Friday, Sep 21, 2012. Applications are available on-line at www.rbcs.org > About Us > Employment. If you have any questions, please call Ms. Warner at 2793761. NEWSPAPER REPORTER The Bay Beacon has an opening for a fulltime reporter. The job requires a hardworking, self-starting, organized journalist with high standards for accuracy, the ability to meet deadlines, a nose for news, and concern for readers. Paid holidays, paid vacation, IRA plan. Applicants should have reporting experience. Apply at the Beacons office 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. Submit copies of samples of your written work. Class-A CDL flatbed drivers. Home on the weekends! All miles paid (Loaded & Empty)! Lease to ownNo money down. Call 888-880-5911 Shop Manager needed in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Great pay/benefits. APPLY ONLINE www.durhamschool services.com 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) Dr. David Creamer will be leaving his practice of Pain Management effective October 31, 2012. Your medical records will remain at White Wilson and be available for other White Wilson physicians or you may request copies of your records for physicians outside of White Wilson. Requests for copies should be made to the Medical Records Department at White Wilson. Dr. Maily Creamer will be leaving her practice of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics effective October 31, 2012. Your medical records will remain at White Wilson and be available for other White Wilson physicians or you may request copies of your records for physicians outside of White Wilson. Requests for copies should be made to the Medical Records Department at White Wilson. 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Pancakes for cheerleaders Ed s Hom etown Seafood and Steaks, Pal m Plaza, Niceville, will host two pancake breakfa st s to benefit Beach Elite All Star Cheer on Sept. 22 and Oct. 27. T icket s are $6 each and local athlete s will serve breakfast fro m 8-10 a.m Breakfas t includes pancakes juice, coffee and bacon or sausage. All except the m eat are unli m ited. Embroiderers season to open T he Sand Dunes Chapter of E m broiderer s Guild of Am erica celebrate s variou s for ms of hand em broidery. Its fall progra m begins with its m eeting Monday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m .-noon. T he night group m eet s T hur sday, Sept. 27, 68:30 p.m ., room 400, Firs t United Methodi s t Church of Nice ville. Vi sitors are welcom e. Niceville garden club convenes T hi s m onth s gues t s peaker at the Niceville Garden Club, 6 p.m ., Sept. 25, in the City of Niceville library, will be Marge Hiller, who will give a presentation on Serendipity and Fun Garden s. T he club m eet s at 6 p.m every fourth T uesday of the m onth. Alzheimers support group Alzhei m er s Fa m ily Service s provides monthly s upport groups for fa m ily m em ber s or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheim er s di s eas e. A s upport group will be held at 10:30 a.m Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Fir st United Methodi st Church, Chandler Center 214 S. Partin Drive. T he support group is free and re spite care i s available. Info: 478 -7790 or vi s it AlzFam Serv.org. Twin Cities Woman s Club T win Citie s Wo m an s Club will hold it s fir st luncheon/m eeting of the 2012-13 Club year Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Bluewater Bay Clubhous e, Bluewater Bay Boulevard. T he social hour begins at 11 a.m ., followed by lunch and a bu siness m eeting. While guest s are always welcom e, luncheon reservation s m ust be m ade in advance by calling Vicki Rudolph at 678-5501. Family movie planned T he Valparai s o Community Library invite s fa m ilie s and friends to its ne xt Early Release Movie Day on Oct. 4, 2 p.m ., for T he Avenger s . Drinks and snacks will be served. T he fil m i s rated PG-13. Emerald Coast Duck Regatta Adopt a rubber duck for a $10 or higher donation and join in a day of fa m ily fun at the second annual E m erald Coast Duck Regatta, ho sted by the Sacred Heart Ho spital on the E m erald Coast Guild, Saturday, Oct. 6. About 2,500 duck s will begin their race acro ss the Lagoon at the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Re sort. Prize s will be awarded to the owner s of the fir st ducks to cro ss the fini sh line. T he event will have fun activitie s for the whole fa m ily, including Abrakadoodle face painter s craft s s cavenger hunt s and a chance to win the $50,000 Golden Duck Prize. Ad m i ssion i s free. Fe stivitie s will begin at 11 a.m and the Duck Regatta begins at 1 p.m Ducks are available for adoption at the Sacred Heart Gift Shop in Mira m ar Beach or online. Prize s will be awarded to the owner s of the fir st ducks to cro ss the fini sh line. Info or to adopt a duck: em eraldcoastduckregatta.com CALENDARFrom page B-3

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BEACONSPORTS BEACONSPORTS The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-6 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 THEBA YBEACO N 850-863-2153Fort Walton Destin NicevilleDr. Watt provides exceptional care for Hand, Upper Extremity, Pediatrics, and General Orthopaedics. Fellowship trained at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida.IntroducingDr. James WattOrthopaedic Surgeon Eagle field goal tops Pine Forest at the buzzerInjured Mitchell leaves bench to win game Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Niceville High School s Andrew Mitchell gives a little body English as he watches his field goal attempt reach the goal posts. The kick, made with just six seconds remaining in the game, was good, handing the Eagles a 17-14 victory. Ruckel runners take firstThe sound of pounding feet signaled the start of middle school cross country season as the Ruckel Rams ran to victory in the first meet Sept. 12 at Shoal River. From left: coach Dale Eiriksson, Dillon Buckley, Hunter Brake, James Underwood and coach Zac Keeler. The boys were among the top four finishers for Ruckel. Not pictured is Calvin Blackford, who placed first. Cardboard sailors vie in regattaA pair of youthful buccaneers steer their craft toward the finish line in the Youth Division of Sunday s Bluewater Bay Sailing Club Cardboard Regatta. The regatta, which took place in Choctawhatchee Bay off the Bluewater Marina, drew sailors of all ages and skills. The pirates shown here, Heath Hinely and Ethan Hunt, won the Children s Division in their craft, the Nye Unstoppable. By Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent In a hard-fought, nail-biting battle, the Eagles brought hom e a 17-14 victory over Pine Fores t Friday night. T he win cam e off the heel s of a rare earlys eas on lo ss again s t Pace and wa s the perfect boos t to get the Eagle s back on track. T he well-m atched teams fought the entire firs t half without putting any point s on the board. T he Eagle offen s e had a couple of early turnover s that s lowed their m o m entum Starting quarterback Andrew Mitchell ca m e out of the ga m e due to injury in the fir s t quarter, which did not help m atters T hey kept at it and m idway through the third quarter s cored the fir s t touchdown of the ga m e after a s uccessful drive with Ashton Hooker at quarterback, a couple of strong runs by T yler Head and handoff to Shi Ki m Co ward for the score. Pine Fore st quickly answered and tied the ga m e. T he battle continued into the fourth quarter, when Niceville edged ahead with another touchdown by Coward with less than four m inutes re m aining. T he score fueled Pine Fore st s fire and after an i m pressive drive it once again tied the ga m e 14-14 with only 47 seconds left in the ga m e. Niceville proved to work well under pre ssure and m oved the ball to the Pine Fore st 33yard line. With ju st six seconds on the clock, an injured Mitchell re-entered the ga m e to kick an i m pressive field goal for the win. Head Coach John Hick s expre ssed pride in the entire team and the winning kick. He s about as good as they get, he said of Mitchell. He wa s really hurting bad, and he cam e out and nailed that kick under pressure. How did they bounce back after la st week s lo ss? Our pride, said Hicks. We arent used to losing and we expect to win. I thought we prepared better thi s week, And I feel like well continue to get better. T he win was critical to the team s pride, especially as it heads into its fir st di strict ga m e again st Navarre when, as Hicks put it, We gotta take it to another level.



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Niceville sees years of hikes in rates for water, sewer By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Tonight will be the last chance for residents of the North Bay Fire District to ask questions or offer comments before the fire district's budget and property tax rate are given final approval. The North Bay Fire district provides primary fire protection, emergency medical and accident responses to Bluewater Bay and other communities west of Rocky Bayou and east of the Walton County line. During their public budget and tax hearing, held Sept. 11, North Bay fire commissioners tentatively approved a budget of $1,954,520 for Fiscal Year 2012-13, which begins Oct. 1. The proposed budget is $9,211.95, slightly lower than that of the current year. The fire commission also tentatively approved a property tax millage rate of 2.35, the same as for the current fiscal year, and slightly below the “rollback” millage rate of 2.3585, the rate at which the same amount of property tax revenue would be produced as during the current year. At a millage rate of 2.35, property owners in the North Bay Fire District pay $2.35 in property tax for every $1,000 of appraised taxable value of their property, after homestead exemptions and other discounts. For example, the owner of a house appraised at $200,000 would pay $470 in property tax to the North Bay Fire District, in addition to North Bay panel aims to hold line on millageBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Elected members of the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) postponed a decision on selecting a landscape contractor for the coming fiscal year, after one of the bidders for the contract objected to the selection process. MSBU board members turned down a request from the Bay Beacon for a copy of a report from a two-member study committee that met privately concerning the selection of a landscape contractor. The board also discussed sidewalk construcT 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, September 19, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 7 Inserts MSBU panel asserts secrecy in disputed contract bids Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Sharon Burke, owner of Rocky Bayou Stables, with horses Lennox, left, and Jellybean Joe. The stables' animals will have to move from the site at Forest Road and Rocky Bayou Drive, Niceville, when a proposed housing development comes to fruition.New pastures eyed for horses Please see MSBU, page A-3 Please see NORTH BAY, page A-6 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. The Genealogy History Class at the Valparaiso Community Library will have a special program to explore the basics of genetic inheritance. Free. Info: 729-5406 Wed.-Fri., 7 p.m. The Living Word Worship Center, 40 S. John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, invites the community to its annual Revival services. The guest speaker will be Pastor Alvin Smith of Sonlight Covenant Ministries and a native of Crestview. Info: 678-7632 or Friday, 11 a.m. Science Friday seminar series hosted by the Sciences Division at Northwest Florida State College will continue its series on Infectious DiseasesŽ in the Robert E. Greene, Jr. Science building on the Niceville campus, in the main lecture hall, room S-110. Featured will be Kathryn Doornbos, who will discuss The Secret Life of Ticks: Blood, Bacteria and Beyond.Ž Saturday,10 a.m.-noon The League of Women Voters of Okaloosa County will sponsor a panel discussion on campaign financing in the Niceville City Council chambers, 208 N. Partin Drive, Niceville. The meeting is free and open to the public. Calendar, B-3 COMING UP By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Over objections by some residents, the Niceville City Council Thursday gave final approval to rate hikes for water, sewer, and trash pickups. The council also gave tentative approval to a millage increase from 3.65 to 3.70, and to the city's proposed general fund budget of $13,737,670, and a water and sewer budget of $13,564,090 for fiscal year 2012-13.Valp. boosts taxes, pay for employeesBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso City Commission is scheduled to give final approval Monday to the city's budget and millage rate for Fiscal Year 2012-13, including a property tax increase from the current millage rate of 4.0644 to 4.524. City workers would get a 2-percent pay raise under the spending plan. The budget, which was tentatively approved at a meeting Sept. 4, would be $6,862,613, of which $795,228 will come from ad valorem property taxes, with the rest Subdivision plans would close Niceville stableBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Despite plans to build a housing development in Niceville at the current site of Rocky Bayou Stables near Forest Road and Rocky Bayou Boulevard, just west of Ruckel Airport, the horses, donkeys, goats, and other animals at the stables will not become homeless, according to stables operator Sharon Burke. Although Niceville city officials are considering a proposal from Valparaiso Realty to convert the present riding school and boarding stables to a 35unit residential subdivision, stable operator Sharon Burke said she is not worried about the possibility of having to move her business and her horses. First of all, said Burke, she has not yet received any notification to vacate the property from her landlord, Valparaiso Realty, and does not expect such in the near future. She told the Beacon that it takes time to plan, finance, and prepare for a big housing development, and that actual construction or clearing of the land is unlikely to begin any time soon. Meanwhile, she said, Valparaiso Realty, which submitted the housingdevelopment plans last month, has helped make repairs and improvements to the stables, indicating that they expect things to remain as they are for the present. "They have been really easy to work with," said Burke. Whenever it does become necesPlease see STABLES, page A-4 Please see HIKES, page A-5 Please see VALP., page A-3 By Kenneth Books Beacon Staff Writer Okaloosa County Commissioner James Campbell was suspended from office by Gov. Rick Scott hours after Campbell was arrested Monday on charges of official misconduct and perjury. The arrest resulted from an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into Campbell’s alleged failure to report $12,750 in finder’s fees he had received for securing sponsors for the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, which is held every October in Niceville. Campbell, 64, of Niceville was booked into Okaloosa County Jail. He posted $24,000 bond and was released at 7 p.m. the day of his arrest. If convicted on all counts, according to State Attorney Bill Eddins, who will prosecute the case, Campbell faces as much as five years' imprisonment and a $2,500 fine on each of four felony counts of misconduct in office and one year and a $1,000 fine on each of four misdemeanor charges of perjury. Conviction for official misconduct can also result in forfeiture of a state pension. Campbell declined to comment Tuesday. "They won't let me," he said. “They’ve already done the investigation and we’ll go from there.” According to an FDLE arrest affidavit, in 2005, Campbell received two undisclosed Please see CAMPBELL, page A-4 James Campbell Officials react, A-4.Commissioner charged with lying about incomeCampbell arrested, stripped of office

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tion and some other ongoing projects, and the upcoming election of new board members. The MSBU is a special unit of Okaloosa County government, in charge of landscaping, street lights and signs, and general maintenance of common areas throughout the unincorporated Bluewater Bay community. It is governed by a five-member board of elected directors. The award of a landscape contract is typically the most costly decision the MSBU board makes each year. This year, landscaping accounts for about 45 percent of the panel's $368,000 tax-funded budget. During a meeting Sept. 11, the MSBU board discussed a report from board member Doug Burgess and MSBU management consultant Archie Jernigan, who had served as a study committee to review sealed proposals for the MSBU's landscaping contract for fiscal year 2012-13, which will begin Oct. 1. Neither Burgess nor Jernigan attended the Sept. 11 meeting. The board members present discussed the written report from Burgess and Jernigan, which apparently consisted mainly of a comparison of prices bid by landscape companies interested in the contract. After a brief discussion, MSBU board member Dale Blanchard moved to award the contract to Bayou Lawn Services, the current contract holder and, officials said, apparent low bidder. There was no second to Burgess' motion, however, and Jason Connor, business developer for ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance, a company from Santa Rosa Beach that is among the bidders, addressed the board, objecting to the selection process. Connor said his company had been led to believe that the selection process would be based on a combination of price and the overall quality of service proposed by competing companies, but that the selection process he saw underway at the Sept. 11 meeting appeared to be based on price alone. He requested that his company's proposal be more fully considered before a decision is made. Officials said three companies submitted bids for the landscaping contract: Bayou Lawn, Dogwood Services, and ValleyCrest. MSBU chairman Dave Strunk, however, said he would not disclose the amounts of the bids while the selection process is underway. A Bay Beacon reporter at the meeting asked for a copy of the written report from Burgess and Jernigan. Blanchard, apparently speaking on behalf of the MSBU board, refused to provide a copy of the report or allow the reporter to examine it, saying that the document was part of a work in progress rather than a final decision by the board, and therefore not open to public examination. Blanchard said public disclosure of the report would reveal confidential information about the contractor proposals under consideration. The reporter contended that under Florida's Government in the Sunshine and public records laws, documents being used as reference material to influence decisions being made by bodies of elected officials, such as draft legislation, proposed budgets, or study reports on pending contractor selections, are public records and should be made available while the public still has opportunity to question or comment on the pending decisions, and to clearly see the process by which such decisions are being made. Blanchard, however, repeated his refusal to provide the report. After Burgess' motion failed for lack of a second, the board then tabled the contractor selection until the next meeting of the MSBU board on Oct. 9, and to extend the current contract with Bayou Lawn Services for 30 days, pending a final decision at a board meeting scheduled for Oct. 9, when Burgess and Jernigan are expected to be present. In seeking bids for the contract last month, the MSBU directed bidders to mark their proposals "trade secret." The district also stated at that time that the bids would not be opened in public. In other business at the meeting Sept. 11, Blanchard said he had met with Okaloosa County public works officials on September 4, and was told that county workers expect to begin clearing the right of way for a new sidewalk near the northwest end of Bay Drive within the next few weeks. He said he does not know how long it will take to actually build the new sidewalk, as the county is doing the work on a time-available basis, whenever county workers are not occupied by higher-priority projects. MSBU communications chair Joan McCarthy said she has added biographies, resumes, and contact information to the "Out and About" section of the MSBU web site at bluewaterbay.org, so Bluewater Bay voters can learn more about candidates for the MSBU board who will be running in this year's general election in November. Current candidates include: Group 1; 4-year term: New candidate Judy Griffin is unopposed. Incumbent Dave Strunk is not seeking reelection. Group 2; 2-year term: Incumbent Joan McCarthy is unopposed for reelection. Group 3; 4-year term: Incumbent Doug Burgess is challenged by Joseph Bowers. Group 4; 2-year term: Incumbent Robert Jellison is challenged by Debbie Stretch. Group 5; 4-year term: Incumbent Dale Blanchard is challenged by Stanley Richard Martin. The next meeting of the MSBU governing board is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Bluewater Bay golf clubhouse at 1950 Bluewater Boulevard. 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At the current millage rate of 4.0644, Valparaiso property owners pay just over $4.06 in property tax for every $1,000 of appraised, taxable value of their property, after homestead exemptions and other discounts. The owner of a home appraised at $200,000, for example, pays $812.88 in annual city property tax, in addition to other taxes such as the Okaloosa School District property tax. At the proposed new millage rate of 4.524 the same homeowner would pay $904.80. The proposed new budget and property tax rate must be approved again at the city's final public budget hearing, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 24, to be held at Valparaiso City Hall, 465 Valparaiso Parkway. The proposed millage given intial approval Sept. 4 is less than that discussed at a previous budget workshop held July 30. At that time, the proposed millage was 4.8823, which would have meant an annual property tax of $976.46 for the homeowner mentioned above. At the July 30 meeting, however, the city commission asked city department heads to find additional cuts to allow a lower tax rate, which were incorporated in the final budget proposal presented at the Sept. 4 budget hearing by City Clerk Tammy Johnson. The proposed budget was also cut, from $6,931,743 discussed July 30 to the current proposal of $6,862,613. The budget tentatively approved also includes a 2 percent cost of living raise for city employees. City Commissioner Kay Hamilton suggested that city workers might receive a larger raise if city departments heads, whom she said "are paid very well," would be willing to forego a raise this year in order to allow larger raises for rank and file employees. "People working for nine dollars an hour really need an increase," Hamilton said, adding that in the current economy, department heads would have a hard time finding better paying management-level jobs than what they already have. "I don't really concur," replied Mayor Bruce Arnold. "Department heads are the ones responsible," he said, and deserve higher pay for that reason. Commissioner H.H. Strong agreed with the mayor. "Our department heads don't just sit behind their desks," he said. "They are out there working. They are not over-paid for what they do." Commissioner Joe Morgan agreed with Hamilton, saying that civilian managers at Eglin Air Force Base, such as his wife, have had their pay frozen for the last several years, and that many Valparaiso taxpayers have gone without pay raises during the current recession. Morgan said he thought city department heads would be willing to agree to a pay freeze for themselves in order to help their employees. Despite Hamilton's suggestion, no action was taking about whether to change the city pay structure. VALP.From page A-1 MSBUFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Mike Griffith A budget hearing Sept. 4 by the Valparaiso City Commission, although open to the public, was attended only by city officials. A second hearing is set for Monday. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith A bidder for the annual landscaping contract under consideration by the Bluewater Bay Municipal Benefit Unit questioned procedures for awarding the job. The governing board of the MSBU, shown meeting Sept. 11, refused to allow the public to view documents concerning the proposed award.

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Okaloosa County officials shared reactions with the Beacon Monday, following the arrest of Okaloosa County Commissioner James Campbell, of Niceville, by agents of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on charges of official misconduct and perjury. According to an FDLE arrest affidavit, Campbell is alleged to have failed to disclose income in excess of $1,000 received for soliciting sponsors for the annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, as required by state statutes and the Florida Constitution. Annual financial disclosures are required of elected officials. County Administrator Jim Curry said he first heard of the case when he was informed Monday morning that Campbell had been booked into the county jail following his arrest. "I was very saddened by it," said Curry. "The process will have to go forward, and the truth will come out." Meanwhile, Curry said, "The business of Okaloosa County will go forward without any interruption." Curry said that to the best of his knowledge, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who suspended Campbell from all official duties and authority following the arrest, has two options for filling Campbell's vacant seat on the county commission. The first option is to leave the seat vacant until newly-elected commissioner Kelley Windes officially takes office on the second Tuesday following the general elections in November, which would be Nov. 20. Windes was elected in August to the District 5 commission seat in a four-way race to succeed Campbell, who did not seek a third four-year term. The other option, said Curry, would be to appoint someone, probably Windes, to fill the seat right away. Curry said he did not know which option the governor would choose. Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux said the process of appointing a temporary office holder in such circumstances can sometimes be a lengthy one, but that in this case, with Windes already having been elected to succeed Campbell, "my suspicion is that the governor will appoint Windes to take the seat." County Commissioner Dave Parisot told the Beacon that he first heard of Campbell's arrest when he was notified Monday morning that Campbell had been booked. Parisot said he was "surprised' by the news, and had not received any other information from investigators, other than what he read in the affidavit of arrest issued by FDLE Monday. Parisot also said he was surprised to learn of allegations that Campbell had been receiving money from the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, in the form of percentages of money Campbell had solicited from Mullet Festival sponsors. Parisot said he had not known that any such arrangement had existed between Campbell and the Mullet Festival, a big, three-day music and food festival held every October in Niceville. "Is it a common practice," Parisot asked, "for someone to get a percentage of the donations they solicit for the Mullet Festival? I thought the Mullet Festival was more like a charity." Parisot said he is also curious about the financial and other relationship between Campbell, who is a Niceville city employee in addition to being a county commissioner, the Mullet Festival organizing committee, and Mark Bellinger, the deceased former executive director of the Okaloosa Tourist Development Council. Parisot is the county commission's representative on the TDC advisory board. According to FDLE's arrest affidavit, "In 2010 Campbell received one payment of $2,500 from the BBMF (Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival) for the sponsorships by the Crystal Beach development, which donated $2,500, and the Okaloosa Tourist Development Council (TDC) which donated $10,000 via its advertising firm, The Zimmerman Agency. County records reflect this payment was authorized by then TDC Director Mark Bellinger and paid from BP grant funds awarded to Okaloosa County following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. Campbell solicited Mark Bellinger to sponsor the festival and later introduced Bellinger to BBMF committee chairman Lannie Corbin. Campbell did not disclose this income on his 2010 Form 6 financial disclosure and attached income tax filing." Bellinger killed himself earlier this year after authorities sought to arrest him on charges of stealing TDC funds in another case. The FDLE affidavit also states, "Campbell claimed that he first began soliciting sponsors for the BBMF when he was approached by Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin. Corbin is also a BBMF committee member. Campbell, who in addition to being an Okaloosa County Commissioner is also employed by the city of Niceville as parks and recreation director, claimed that he believed that Corbin's request was made as a directive from his superior and that the recruiting of festival sponsors was part of his job at the City of Niceville. Corbin did not specifically tell Campbell that recruiting sponsors was part of his job, rather Campbell stated that he inferred it this way. In a subsequent interview with law enforcement, Lannie Corbin disputed this claim and reported that the BBMF is a private entity and is not affiliated with the Niceville city government and therefore Campbell's activity with the BBMF was in no way part of Campbell's duties as Recreation Director. Corbin stated that he gave no orders, explicit or implied, to Campbell to recruit sponsors for the BBMF." County commissioners Wayne Harris and Bill Roberts declined to comment on the case. Commissioner Don Amunds could not be reached for comment. Campbell declined to comment. Niceville Mayor Randall Wise gave a brief statement. "James Campbell is a friend of many people in Okaloosa County, and my friend also," Wise said. Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin said news of Campball's arrest was "a shock." "James and I have worked togather and been friends for a long time," Corbin said. "He's a good person. I hate to see this happen." Asked about the FDLE statement that Campbell had claimed his Mullet Festival fundraising activities were done at Corbin's direction, Corbin replied, "That must be a misquote from James." "We paid finder's fees for sponsorship long before James was a county commissioner," Corbin said of the festival committee. Regarding Campbell's role in soliciting funds for the Mullet Festival, Corbin said, "He was always very good at that sort of thing," so Corbin approached Campbell on behalf of the festival committee. "The Mullet Festival committee asked him if he wanted a good price for this. He suggested 20 percent of everything he brought us, so we've been doing that ever since." In return for donating money, said Corbin, Mullet Festival sponsors received publicity for themselves and their organizations. "We put their names and logos on tickets, flyers, and billboards, and put their DVDs on the big screen during the Mullet Festival." Financial sponsors of the festival, he said, "got a lot of exposure for doing this." None of the officials contacted said they knew how FDLE may have become aware of Campbell's financial dealings with the Mullet Festival, although Okaloosa County public information officer Kathy Newby said she thought such information may have come to light during the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office's ongoing investigation of former TDC director Bellinger, who resigned and committed suicide earlier this year, after being accused of misusing large sums of TDC funds. An FDLE press release Monday announcing Campbell's arrest said the arrest followed "a four-month investigation. sary to move, said Burke, she already has about 65 acres of her own just north of State Road 20 near the Walton County community of Portland, between Bluewater Bay and Freeport. She said she has one parcel of 25 acres, and another adjacent parcel of 40 acres, which she plans to name "Big League Farms" if and when she has to move her business. Currently, said Burke, she keeps about 28 horses in two big barns at her Rocky Bayou facility, including her own horses and those she boards for other owners, plus a pair of donkeys, some goats, and some other domestic animals including a group of at least 8 barn cats. In addition to boarding horses for some of her customers, Burke said she provides individual and group riding lessons for children and adults, with the help of three other riding instructors she employs. "My typical student," she said, "is a young teenage girl," although her 40 current students include male and female riders, ranging from 3 to 60 years of age. "Some of my favorite students," she said, "are the youngest, in our 'Trot & Tot' program, which introduces young children to the fundamentals of riding, using small ponies." Lessons at Rocky Bayou, she said, cost from $40 per hour for small groups of students to about $50 per hour for private lessons. 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In 2006, the affidavit states, Campbell received an undisclosed payment of $1,750 from the Mullet Festival for the sponsorship by Hammock Bay Real Estate, which donated $2,500. In 2010, according to the affidavit, Campbell received an undisclosed payment of $2,500 from the Mullet Festival for obtaining a $2,500 sponsorship from Crystal Beach Development, and for a sponsorship by Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council (TDC), which donated $10,000 through its advertising firm, The Zimmerman Agency. In 2011, the affidavit states, Campbell received undisclosed payments totaling $4,500 from the Mullet Festival for arranging sponsorships of $1,250 by Crystal Beach Development, $1,250 by Nufletch LLC, $10,000 by the TDC through an ad agency, and $10,000 by the Northwest Florida Regional Airport through an ad agency. “Some of the money he was paid was paid indirectly from county agencies,” Eddins said, referring to the TDC and the airport. “He indirectly received county money.” The airport and the TDC are county agencies overseen by the county commission. Campbell was commission chairman in 2011, and signed off on TDC payments, including a controversial one that resulted in the secret purchase of a yacht by the TDC. When the yacht news broke earlier this year after the suicide of fugitive TDC Director Mark Bellinger, Campbell said he hadn't known what he was signing. Elected officials are required to publicly disclose all amounts and sources of income larger than $1,000. Campbell, the affidavit charges, submitted the proper forms, notarized and signed under oath, but did not disclose the income of finder's fees for the festival. After learning that he may be a target of criminal investigation, Campbell filed an amended income statement on July 5, 2012, listing the $4,500 paid to him in 2011 by the festival committee, the affidavit stated. The affidavit states that Campbell was interviewed by law enforcement officials on July 31 and again on Sept. 12 of this year. In the initial interview, the affidavit states, Campbell said his wife completed the necessary income statement and he signed them. He said he had not told his wife about the finder’s fees because he wanted to use that money for personal hunting expenses. In addition to his service as an Okaloosa County commissioner, Campbell is employed by the city of Niceville as recreation director. City Manager Lannie Corbin said as of press time he hadn’t decided what action, if any, to take in light of the charges against Campbell. Corbin, who himself plays a major role in the Mullet Festival, said he asked Campbell to obtain sponsors for the annual three-day Niceville festival of music and food, but it was not a direction as an employee, but a request. “Years ago, we had trouble getting sponsors, so we made the motion to pay someone to bring in sponsors,” Corbin said. “This is for the last 12 or 13 years. We’ve always brought in sponsors and paid (Campbell) with a check and it’s all part of our records. “We looked at it as a way to make money for the Mullet Festival.” Corbin said the festival did not issue Campbell an IRS Form 1099 reporting his income as an independent contractor for the finder's fees he was paid. “We did not, but we should have,” Corbin said. “We are making sure that will never happen in the future.” Corbin said he was advised Monday morning by the FDLE that Campbell was about to be arrested. “James is a good person,” Corbin said. “I’m sure if he thought about this and thought there was any legal ramification, he wouldn’t have done it.” The Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office first took notice of the allegedly unfiled reports as it was investigating former TDC chief Mark Bellinger over unauthorized purchases made with county bed tax and BP oil spill reparation money, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Michelle Nicholson. Those purchases included a $710,000 yacht and Bellinger's Destin house, according to authorities. Campbell’s involvement in obtaining festival sponsorships for money came to light as deputies probed Bellinger’s expenditures, Nicholson said. Bellinger took his own life through a drug overdose on May 4, after an arrest warrant was issued charging him with theft of county funds. County Administrator James Curry said he did not know who the governor had in mind to complete Campbell’s term. Campbell did not run for reelection and Kelly Windes of Destin won election to succeed him. “Typically, he would take applications, select somebody and appoint him to fill out the term, but since there’s only weeks remaining until the new term, it’s conceivable the governor may go ahead and put Kelly Windes in,” Curry said, “but that’s strictly the governor’s decision.” Curry said Campbell’s arrest won’t affect county operations. “We will continue to do the business at hand,” he said. “It certainly won’t impact our operation of the county government.” Eddins said the matter is unlikely to be settled quickly. He anticipates a trial, rather than an out-of-court settlement, but, he said, “in matters of this nature, it always takes several months to go to trial” because of the requirement to disclose all evidence and witnesses to the defense, which can then scrutinize the documents and take depositions from witnesses. “It’s important for the general public to understand that this is part of the investigation into the TDC and it’s ongoing and expected to last several months,” Eddins said. The state auditor general is in the process of reviewing all the financial aspects. When that is complete, it will be determined if additional matters need to be investigated.” Eddins said as of now, it appears the trial will be held in Okaloosa County, since that is where the charges were filed, unless the defense requests a change of venue. CAMPBELLFrom page A-1 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, September 19, 2012 Page A-5 During Thursday's hearing, the sole dissenting vote against the rate and millage hikes was cast by Councilman Dan Henkel. Asked why he voted against the increases, Henkel told the Beacon, "We have to live within our means. There are uncertain times ahead." At the recommended 3.7 millage, Niceville property owners would pay $3.70 in property tax for every $1,000 of appraised, taxable value of their property after homestead exemptions and other discounts. For example, a Niceville homeowner whose home is appraised at $200,000 would pay $740 in property tax, as well as such other taxes as Okaloosa School District property tax. At the current level of 3.65, the above homeowner pays $730. Water and sewer rate increases of between 2 and 4 percent are needed in each of the next five years to maintain the city's required ratio of revenue to debt, said city consultants Glenn Stephens and Bill Fray, who briefed the city council on the financial aspects of the rate hikes during the Sept. 13 public budget hearing. Stephens told the council that the city must maintain a minimum ratio of 1.5 between revenue and debt payments, according to terms of the agreements by which the city has issued bonds to pay for improvements to the city's water and sewer system over the years. City Manager Lannie Corbin said the city's bonds have been issued and refinanced at various times over the last 40 years, as needed to pay for various improvements to the systems. According to figures presented by Fray, the city currently owes $14,716,424 in water and sewer bonds and loans, as well as $1,467,808 in Florida state revolving fund loans, for a total of $16,184,232 in water and sewer related debt. In addition, the city also owes $3,528,850 in other debts not directly related to the water and sewer system, for a grand total of $19,713,082. According to Stephens' briefing, operating expenses for the next several years are expected to grow faster than revenues without annual rate hikes. As a result, the ratio of net revenue to annual debt service would drop below the required 1.5 ratio beginning in FY 2013, and grow worse in subsequent years. The proposed rate hikes for FY 201213 would average at about 2.4 percent for the city's water customers, and 4.5 percent for sewer customers, or about 3.7 percent overall. In addition, Stephens recommended additional annual rate increases in future years, averaging at 4 percent in FY 2013-14, 4.2 percent for FY 2014-15, 2 percent in FY 2015-16, and 2.2 percent in FY 2016-17. Stephens said that with those annual rate hikes, the city will maintain a ratio of revenue to debt service greater than the required 1.5, at least through FY 2017. In addition to the water and sewer rate increases, the city council also gave final approval to a 2 percent increase in trash disposal fees, which city manager Lannie Corbin said represents a tipping fee hike by Okaloosa County to the city, which is being passed on to city customers. During Thursday's hearing, some Niceville citizens spoke in opposition to the proposed rate hikes. Ronald Swafford told the city council, "I just turned 70 and live on a fixed income. My water and sewer rates have gone up every one of the last 10 years." "I'm retired military, with no raises in either my retired pay or Social Security, but all my rates are going up," he said. "I'm going down." Stephens told Swafford that the city provides a special "lifeline rate" for senior citizens, in which the rate hike for FY 201213 would only be 20 cents for the base rate and 8 cents for customers who use only 2,000 gallons per month, typical of senior citizens without children in their households. Swafford, however, replied that he currently pays $70 per month, plus another $7 for the city's 10 percent tax on bills. "Water is my highest bill every month," he said. Niceville resident Andy Cole said he currently pays about $90 per month in fees to the city, and suggested that the city raise its sales tax rather than water and sewer rates. Corbin replied that raising sales taxes would require a citywide referendum. He also said that costs for such things as fuel and insurance have been growing for the city, requiring more revenue to maintain city services. "'Taxes' is not a bad word," Corbin said. "Niceville is a good city. We provide recreation services for the whole county, as well as library services for city and county residents." Corbin added that taxes are higher in Valparaiso, Crestview, and Fort Walton Beach, and that the North Bay Fire District charges 2.2 mills property tax just to provide fire protection, while Niceville provides fire and police protection plus all other municipal services for a current millage rate of 3.65, or 3.70 for FY 2012-13. "Police cars wear out," said council member Bill Schaetzle, "and city expenses are up." City Clerk Dan Doucet said that Niceville senior citizens can apply for a special exemption of $50,000 on the appraised values of their homes, in addition to the regular homestead exemption. "You're tooting your horn to the wrong guy," replied Cole. "Everything is going up but my pay, which is going down." In the current economy, Cole said, "I want to live within my means," and he expects the city government to do the same. Thursday's budget hearing marked the final approval of the coming fiscal year's water, sewer and trash rate increases, which require only a resolution and one public hearing for passage. The millage and budget, however, will be discussed and voted on again at the two remaining budget hearings scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 18 and 20 at Niceville city hall. HIKESFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Mike Griffith The Niceville City Council met Thursday to give final approval to rate increases for city utilities customers. Officials say the hikes are needed to repay debt. One citizen responded: "My water and sewer rates have gone up every one of the last 10 years." Dr. Pappas is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Primary Care Sports Medicine. He completed medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 THEBAYBEACONother property taxes to such government entities as Okaloosa County and the Okaloosa School District. During last week's hearing, North Bay Fire Chief Joseph Miller presented a PowerPoint slide briefing outlining the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. Highlights of the proposed budget include increases in professional and operating expenses and various types of insurance, and decreases in personnel costs and debt service. Final approval or modification of the proposed budget and millage rate is scheduled for the final budget hearing to be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the North Bay fire station on White Point Road. The budget hearing is open to the public. For information, call 897-3689. NORTH BAYFrom page A-1 A L L A R O U N D T H E T O W N Our mission at Palm Eye Care is to ensure each person leaves our office with an informed assessment of their visual system. As we have visited doctors over the years, we learned how a patient would like to be treated when they entrust a doctor with their care. From that we have developed an eye care office that strives to treat our patients like family, provides a comfortable environment for care, and evolves by investing in equipment and training that will further advance patient care and education. We at Palm Eye Care have added new tools of technology, and modern eyeglass lines to improve the selection. What hasnt changed is our personal attention to eye care. We will not treat you like a number or use a cattle callŽ. We will not treat our patients different because of their insurance plan. Our record shows that we are true patient advocates, and we will work to help you achieve your best vision. If we cannot help you, we know many other eye and health specialists in the areas who will be happy to assist us. Your eyes are as precious to us as our own. Our office has two distinct sections, an examination area and an optical. First, we focus on the health of your vision system and create a solution to your unique visual demands. Second, we tailor eyeglasses and contact lenses that serve a functional and fashionable purpose. Although both must work together to serve your needs, we will never compromise quality for price. Also, we will never guide you to a purchase you do not need. We dont use gimmicks or variable pricing salesŽ, nor do we have a pressured sales environment. We want you to feel at home while you are with us, so when you leave you see the value in the care you received. Further, we have a high definition retinal imaging system that provides an excellent view of your vision system, which we can then use to monitor your visual health in the years ahead. This tool has allowed us to closely watch changes in your eyes due to diabetes, hypertension, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and many other eye conditions. The doctor will always explain, in detail, how your systemic health affects the health of your eyes. We will gladly send a report back to your primary care doctor, all in effort to ensure your entire healthcare team is aware of the unique information that we obtain during an eye examination. We will always provide ample time to explain your diagnosis and treatment plans, and answer your questions. If you encounter an eye emergency, we will answer the phone and work to find a solution that day. Dr. Tom keeps his cell phone number on the front door should you ever need it. Its a simple concept that we do not overlook. Just treat people like you would your own family, and the rest of the details will work themselves out.Ž Thank you for making the decision to shop local. We will be here to help when you need it, and we in turn will support our Niceville business neighbors as well. We look forward to seeing you soon at Palm Eye Care, in Palm Plaza located at 1005-A John Sims Parkway. Or, call us at 850-279-4361.Advertising Feature Our friendly eye care team. Palm Eye CareYour personal eye care clinic 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 careŽContact 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 Just treat people like you would your own family, and the rest of the details will work themselves out. € PECAN CRUSTED CATCH OF THE DAYWhite fish, pan sauteed & crusted with chopped pecans. Topped with a honey cinnamon cream sauce. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR 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 ,, S S e e p p t t e e m m b b e e r r 1 1 9 9 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2File photos The High Steppers bring enthusiasm, spirit and fun to the annual Oktoberfest. Right, the Joe Occhipinti Band specializes in German-style polkas. 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 TherapyTheodore I. Macey, MDOrthopaedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Joint ReplacementAll major insurance accepted, including Tricare Eight Board Certified Physicians JOHN W. HAWKINS Destin MICHAEL A. JONES Niceville Niceville | DestinDESTIN 850.837.3662 | NICEVILLE 850.729.7440 destinlaw.comPracticing Estate Planning and Probate in Two LocationsDAWN E. NORRIS Destin KIMBERLY CHEATHAM Niceville MARY K. KRAEMER Destin | | Staff Reports T he 1 8 th annual Oktoberfe s t, s pon s ored by the Mid-Bay Rotary, i s s cheduled for Friday, Sept. 2 8 and Saturday, Sept. 29, in the m arket Place Shopping Plaza, in front of the Bluewater Bay Winn-Dixie s uper m arket. T here i s no ad m i ss ion charge. T he fe s tivitie s will kick off Friday at 5 p. m with live m u s ic under the beer tent and bratwur s t on the grill, along with authentic Ger m an s auerkraut fro m an old Bavarian fa m ily recipe. Along with the Ger m an food will be grilled chicken quarter s hot dog s funnel cake s curly frie s hot boiled peanut s s now cone s cotton candy and kettle korn. T he m u s ic will be provided by accordioni s t Walter Ka s przyk, followed by the High Stepper s and two hour s ofGer m an polka m u s ic by the Joe Occhipinti band. Volunteer s fro m the Niceville High School’ s Rotarys pon s ored Interact Service Club will help with conce ss ion s Booth s will feature a s election of art s and craft s and children’ s activitie s including giant s lide s orbitron ride s and m ountain cli m ber s will be available. Friday’ s fe s tivitie s will wind down about 10 p. m Saturday, Oktoberfe s t get s under way at 11 a. m Fro m 2 to 4 p. m ., m u s ician s T o m Phillip s and Gary Sch m itz will entertain, followed by Ka s przyk fro m 4 to 5:30, the Joe Occhipinti Band fro m 5:30 to 7:15 and the High Stepper s fro m 7:15 to 8 Fro m 8 to 10, the Occhipinti Band will return. La s t year, about 9,000 people attended Oktoberfe s t. Volunteer s s old m ore than 2,000 bratwur s t dinner s which included 150 gallon s of s auerkraut. All revenue will be u s ed to s upport local charitie s including the Children’ s Advocacy Center, the E m erald Coa s t Auti sm Center, Sharing and Caring, T ake Stock in Children and m any other s Friday, Sept. 285-7:15 p. m .—Accordioni s t Walter Ka s przyk 7:158 p. m .—High Stepper s 8 -10 p. m .—Joe Occhipinti Ger m an bandSaturday, Sept. 292-4 p. m .—Mu s ician s T o m Phillip s and Gary Sch m itz 4-5:30 p. m .—Accordioni s t Walter Ka s przyk 5:30-7:15 p. m .—Joe Occhipinti Ger m an band 7:158 p. m .—High Stepper s 8 -10 p. m .—Joe Occhipinti Ger m an band (All s how s on the s tage)Oktoberfest schedule Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Phil Hooper blows out the candle on his cake, as YMCA branch director Sarah Traver and fellow Y member Bill Pezdirtz watch. “Our insurance company wouldn t let us put all 88 candles on the cake,” said Pezdirtz.YMCA celebrates volunteer s 88thBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Niceville YMCA m e m ber s celebrated the 88 th birthday of Phil Hooper Friday, with balloon s cake and a candle. Hooper i s a longti m e m e m ber of the Y, where he work s out and doe s frequent volunteer work, s uch a s helping paint the wall s of the facility. He i s al s o a for m er U.S. Ar m y paratrooper, who landed on Utah Beach during the Nor m andy inva s ion. He wa s al s o in the battle s of Ba s togne and Arnhe m which in s pired the m ovie “A Bridge T oo Far.” A s for hi s 88 th birthday, Hooper told the Beacon, “I look forward to being here for m y next one.” Home Sweet Second Home.GREAT RATES ON MORTGAGES WWW.FIRSTFLBANK.COM(850) 269-1201 Where You Come First.Member FDIC Home Sweet Home Sweet Home Sweet Home Sweet Home Sweet Second Second Home. Second Home. Home. T GREA AT TESONMO TRA AT TGAGES OR Annual Oktoberfest celebration approachesBratwurst and sauerkraut, dancers, polkas on tap

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 THEBA YBE ACO N Spouses help Children in Crisis kidsThe Eglin Spouses Club helped the kids of Children in Crisis get ready for back to school again this year. All the kids at the Children s Neighborhood received new socks to take them through the new school year. From left: Carla Musgrove, CIC Development Director; Ken Hair, CIC President and CEO; Judy Wiseman, Eglin Spouses and a CIC board member; Natalie Rodriguez, CIC volunteer/events director; and Betty Hefner, CIC board member. 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. Polly’s Concrete Products Polly’s Concrete Productswww.pollysconcrete.com Before After $50.00OFFFormed & Poured Driveway$100.00OFFCobblestone Paver Driveway READY TO ENHANCE YOUR CURB APPEAL?Upgrade your old existing driveway with Stylish Cobblestone Pavers or we can remove and repour your driveway.Call today for a free estimate 897-3314 729-2131 Auto  Bu s i n e ss  Ho m e  Life  Flood HOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? Give us a call, we can help! www.nicevilleinsurance.com 209 Government Ave., Niceville • 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 years Browse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith Jack Jensen, 18, Niceville, food service Marcella Ward, 48, Niceville, unemployed “We should respond with force, to show them that it s wrong to do that.” “Quit funding countries like Egypt.” “Quit having our military make enemies for us all around the world.” “We should definitely get the military involved.” “We should be nice to them, and try to get along.” “We should pull our money out of those countries.”How should America respond to the wave of attacks on our embassies that began on September 11?Roy Harrill, 66, Niceville, retired engineer Location: Niceville Public Library Alissa Clifton, 41, Niceville, homemaker Sian Mignot, 9, Niceville, Edge Elementary School student Bill Elliot, 62, Niceville, property managementWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field. Club opens doors to new membersT win Citie s Wo m an’ s Club i s a group of wo m en who have joined together for fellow s hip and who through con s tructive action help build and i m prove the co mm unity in which we live. T he club wa s for m ed in the s pring of 19 8 3 and continue s to s erve our co mm unity today. T hroughout the year, T CWC conduct s fund rai s ing project s which allow it to s upport the co mm unity through financial contribution s to the following progra ms and organization s : In 19 8 9, T CWC e s tabli s hed a s cholar s hip for di s placed ho m e m aker s T he s e s cholars hip s a ss i st the recipient s with tuition and book s at NWFSC. A s of 2012, the club ha s awarded over $167,050 through thi s progra m T he Club Relay T ea m rai s ed $15,000 for the A m erican Cancer Society’ s 2012 Relay event. During it s 13-year participation in Relay for Life, the club ha s contributed $323,955. A m ong the club’ s cho s en charitie s are the A m erican Cancer Society, the A m erican Heart A ss ociation, Children in Cri s i s Children’ s Advocacy Center, Covenant Ho s pice, Elder Service s Mental Health A ss ociation, Sharing and Caring, Shelter Hou s e, T ake Stock in Children, T win Citie s Pavilion and the USO. Any wo m an who i s intere s ted the club’ s activitie s and pro m oting a s pirit of friendline ss within the co mm unity i s eligible for m em ber s hip. It m eet s Septe m ber through May. Luncheon s are held on the fourth Wedne s day of each m onth at 11 a. m at the Bluewater Bay Clubhou s e. For infor m ation, call Ro m a Shipley, m e m ber s hip chair m an, at 8 97-3172. 2012M ullet FestivalKings & Queens PageantSponsored by the Crestview Elks Lodge #2624September 29, at Niceville High SchoolDeadline for Entry is 9/22/12 at NoonApplications are available online at www.md-events.com or for more info, please call 850-974-0220, 682-6129, or 682-2175We still have plenty of openings for all age divisions

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Artwork displayed at library Native Floridian and local arti s t T erry John s ton’ s artwork will be on di s play at the library during Septe m ber. Her vibrant acrylic painting s evoke a sm ile and a s en s e of no s talgia. T hey are for s ale at the library a s well a s variou s other facilitie s throughout the co m m unity In addition, local arti s t Art Bellen’ s whi ms ical woodwork i s on exhibit in our tabletop di s play ca s e. Hi s wood veneer piece s are beautifully m ade and Unique. He i s al s o willing to cu s to m m ake piece s Refuge seeks volunteers T he E m erald Coa s t Wildlife Refuge i s s eeking volunteer s for it s upco m ing fundrai s er “T he Dark” haunted hou s e. Volunteer s can help build the m aze, de s ign and build prop s act a s m on s ter s /villain s co s tu m e de s ign, m akeup, s ecurity, m uch m ore. All hour s count toward s co mm unity s ervice hour s T o volunteer or for further info, e m ail Deb at m knbkn4u@cox.net. NHS band selling citrus T he Niceville High School Eagle Pride Band i s again s elling Fre s h Indian River Citru s to be delivered the s econd Saturday in Dece m ber. Navel orange s grapefruit and tangelo s m ay be ordered fro m any band m e m ber fro m Monday, Oct. 1, through Wedne s day, Oct. 17. You can help s upport the band with thi s fundrai s er while enjoying fres h deliciou s citru s during the holiday s Vi s it fruitorder.co m T o place an order with a credit card, u s e organization ID 7 8 7415, s elect a band s tudent’ s na m e for credit or General Band Fund on the check-out page. Holiday citru s gift s m ay be ordered through thi s web s ite and will be s hipped fre s h to your out of town friend s and fa m ily directly fro m Florida Indian River Grove s For local order s plea s e call ( 8 50) 4961371, a band m e m ber will deliver the fruit to your door on Saturday, Dec. 8 Tutoring available at library T utoring for high s chool s tudent s i s available now at the Niceville Public Library, T ue s day s 2:30-4 p. m Appoint m ent required. For info or to s ign up, inquire at the Youth Service s de s k. PTO coupon book saleT hrough Sept. 25, Bluewater Ele m entary School will hold it s annual P T O coupon book s ale. You can enjoy m any E m erald Coa s t re s taurant s and activitie s for a reduced price a s you provide m uch needed funding for our cla ss roo ms Pick up your coupon book at Bluewater Ele m entary School or fro m your neighborhood’ s Bluewater Ele m entary School s tudent. Nicotine Anonymous If you de s ire to s top u s ing nicotine, or s tay s topped, join Nicotine Anony m ou s on T hur s day s at 7 p. m ., at Fir s t Pre s byterian Church, 1 8 00 John Si ms Parkway. Info: 8 974721. Bazaar vendors needed Niceville UMC World Bazaar and Benefit i s s eeking quality ho m e-craft vendor s for it s 36thannual event Oct. 27. For infor m ation and entry for ms go to nicevilleu m c.org/wo m en/bazaar.ht m l or call 8 65-4769. Genetic inheritance class T he Genealogy Hi s tory Cla ss at the Valparai s o Co mm unity Library will have a s pecial progra m at 9:30 a. m Sept. 19 to explore the ba s ic s of genetic inheritance. Charlene Grafton, a well-known local writer and genetici s t, will pre s ent the progra m to di s cu ss the 4-G s (genealogy, gene s geno m ic s and gender) that will help genealogi s t s unders tand their fa m ily health heritage. T hi s will be Charlene’ s final pre s entation in her four-part s erie s Free. Info: 729-5406. Rotary golf tourney Re s ervation s are being taken for the Niceville-Valparai s o Rotary Club Golf T ourna m ent Oct. 11, at 1 p. m ., Rocky Bayou Country Club. T he golf tournam ent will fund s cholar s hip s for local s tudent s T he goal thi s year i s $10,000. Corporate s pon s or: $350, four player and hole s ign. Individual player: $90. Hole s ign only, $100. Info: Ji mm ie Boi s jolie, 699-0045, ji m girl@cox.net, or nicevalrotary@yahoo.co m Safe boating cla ss Living Word plans revival T he Living Word Wor s hip Center invite s the co mm unity to it s annual Revival s ervice s Sept. 19-21, at 7 p. m nightly. T he gue s t s peaker will be Pa s tor Alvin S m ith of Sonlight Covenant Mini s trie s and a native of Cre s tview Florida. He truly i s an anointed m an of God. Our church i s located at 40 S. John Si ms Parkway, Valparai s o. Info: 67 8 -7632 or allgod s childrenm ini s try@centurylink.net. Blood, Bacteria and Beyond Science Friday s e m inar s erie s ho s ted by the Science s Divi s ion at Northwe s t Florida State College will continue their s erie s on “Infectiou s Di s ea s e s ” on Friday, Sept. 21, 1100 in the Robert E. Greene, Jr. Science building on the Niceville ca m pu s in the m ain lecture hall, roo m S-110. Featured will be Kathryn Doornbo s who will di s cu ss “ T he Secret Life of T ick s : Blood, Bacteria and Beyond.” Campaign finance discussion T he League of Wo m en Voter s of Okaloo s a County i s s pon s oring a panel di s cu ss ion on ca m paign financing on Saturday, Sept. 22,10 a. m .-noon in the Niceville City Council cha m ber s 20 8 N. Partin Dr, Niceville. T he panel will feature Supervi s or of Election s Paul Lux, local bus ine ss owner and FWB T ea Party activi s t Henry Kelley, and League of Wo m en Voter s of Florida govern m ent cons ultant Ben Wilcox. All three paneli s t s are inti m ately fa m iliar with the recent change s in ca m paign finance require m ent s and what they m ean for Florida’ s electorate. T he m eeting i s free and open to the public. Barbershop concert “Harve s t of Har m ony, with perfor m ance s by five barber s hop chapter s and the 100m an Panhandle Choru s will be perfor m ed Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 p. m ., in the Niceville High School auditoriu m T icket s are $10, available at Bayou Book s tore or at the door the night of the s how. Info: 69 8 -6215. Free pirates lecture Hi s torian Mike T ho m in fro m theFlorida Public Archaeology Network will s hare infor m ation about pirate s who terrorized s hip s along the Gulf Coa s t during the 1 8 00 s in a s pecial pre s entation, “Pirate s T he La s t Scourge of the Gulf” at the Heritage Mu s eu m of Northwe s t Florida, Friday, Sept. 21, noon. Bring a s andwich and take your lunch break at the Heritage Mu s eu m of Northwe s t Florida for Hi s tory Sandwiched-In, an infor m al lunchti m e education progra m T hi s lecture i s free and open to the public. Space i s li m ited. Call to re s erve a s eat: 67 8 -2615 Community yard sale Edge Ele m entary will hold a co mm unity yard s ale and bazaar Saturday, Sept. 22,, 8 a. m .-noon, on the front lawn of the s chool. Anyone i s welco m e to rent a table to sell their yard s ale or bazaar ite ms Contact Edge P T O, Kellee Dali at 5 8 2-4533 or kelleedali@yahoo.co m to re s erve your s pot. Yard Sale table s are $20 and Bazaar ite m table s are $30. 5K run/walk set in Destin T he E m erald Coa s t Chapter of Wo m en’ s Council of Realtor s will hold it s s econd annual E m erald Da s h 5K Run/Walk Sept. 22 at the Cle m ent T aylor Park in De s tin. T he race will s tart at 7:30 a. m T s hirt s are li m ited to the fir s t 150. Contact race director Paige Floyd at 5 8 5.0490 or PFloyd@Ma s on T itle.co m or s ignup at active.co m under E m erald Da s h. Alabama birding trip Choctawhatchee Audubon Society plan s a birding trip to Baldwin County Sod Farms Sept. 22 Walt Spence will lead the trip to the wild s of s outh Alaba m a in s earch of fall m igrant s Bring s uns creen, water, hat, in s ect repellent, and lunch m oney. Meet at Uptown Station at 7 a. m or the Navarre Butterfly Hou s e at 7:30. Call Walt at 5 8 2-7064 for info. “Biker s Blast for the Past” Shine your ride, rev up your engine, and crui s e on over to the Heritage Mu s eu m of Northwe s t Florida to regi s ter for the “Biker’ s Bla s t for the Pa s t” Motorcycle My s tery Poker Run, Saturday, Sept. 22. Regi s ter 9-11 a. m Enjoy a free Mu s eu m tour and view “ T he Wall T hat Heal s ” exhibit, featuring m e m orabilia and s lide s how pre s entation of T he Wall E s cort and cere m onie s fro m the Vietna m Veteran s T raveling Me m orial Wall vi s it of 2010. Final de s tination: T he Edge, 113 Edge Ave., Nicev ille. Live entertain m ent, s hri m p boil, 50/50 and raffle s Poker run grand prize: Deep s ea fi s hing trip. $10 Single Rider, $15 Double Rider, Shri m p Boil plate $10. Package deal s available. Info: 67 8 -2615. Latino American Festival T he fir s t-ever Latino A m erican Fe s tival will be Sept. 22, fro m 11 a. m .-7 p. m ., at the E m erald Coa s t Convention Center, Okaloo s a I s land. T he fe s tival will provide an opportunity to reach thou s and s of Hi s panic s in the E m erald Coa s t area. Info: Paola Varga s 69 8 -9 8 54, David T riana, 36 8 3505, or latinoa m ericanfe s t@g m ail.co m Poker run to preserve history T he Heritage Mu s eu m of Northwe s t Florida will pre s ent “Biker’ s Bla s t for the Pa s t” m otorcycle poker run Sept. 22. Regi s tration will be fro m 9-11 a. m at the m u s eu m Co s t: $10 per bike, $5 per rider. T he m u s eu m will have a s pecial exhibit, “ T he Wall that Heal s ” with photo s of Wall E s cort 2010 Vietna m Veteran s T raveling Me m orial. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Page B-3 THEBA YBE ACO N Turtle Bob to visit The E.O. 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1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 • Fax: 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Sara KentAdvertising Director CHURCH DIRECTORY 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 St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. “God’s work. Our hands.”1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com 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 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 T rail, De s tin | Church Office: 8 508 37-6324 41 years and countingCharles and Shirley Price of Niceville, recently hiked Diamond Head in Hawaii while celebrating their 41st wedding anniversary.Page B-4 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 THEBA YBE ACO N Singapore math at RockyRocky Bayou Christian School has implemented an innovative math technique called Singapore math, which focuses on using manipulatives to develop concrete mathematical thinking skills. The students are actually able to “see” and “feel” the mathematical processes by using tools such as unifix cubes and base-10 blocks. It also stresses the importance of using language and vocabulary-building techniques. The goal at RBCS is to develop in each student the ability to manipulate numbers easily both in the classroom setting and in real-life situations.Plew to celebrate Hispanic heritagePlew Ele m entary School s tudent s will celebrate Hi s panic Heritage Month, which began Saturday, Sept, 15, and run s until Oct. 15. During the next four week s s tudent s will learn about the Hi s panic culture. T hey will take Hi s panic cooking cla ss e s enjoy craft s watch cultural video s learn folk dance s s tudy poe ms and re s earch fa m ou s Hi s panic people, under the guidance of the s chool’ s Spani s h teacher, Mildred Avellanet. A group of Hi s panic parent s will volunteer to s hare with the s tudent s about their countrie s of origin T he celebration will end with an afters chool progra m Oct. 11, fro m 4:15 to 5:30 p. m T he public i s welco m e to join Plew’ s celebration of Hi s panic Heritage Month.NWFSC releases scholars listsNorthwe s t Florida State College recognized the s uperior s chola s tic achieve m ent of s tudent s co m pleting the Su mm er 2012 ter m by na m ing the m to the Pre s ident’ s Li s t and Dean’ s Li s t. T he Pre s ident’ s Li s t na m e s tho s e s tudent s with nine or m ore credit s in the ter m who earned a grade point average of 3. 8 to 4.0 during the s e m e s ter. T he Dean’ s Li s t na m e s s tudent s with nine or m ore credit s in the ter m who earned a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79. So m e 317 NWFSC s tudents were na m ed a s honor s s tudent s for the Su mm er T er m which ended in Augu s t.President s ListEglin AFB: Vane ss a Alfaro, Nata s ha Bate m an, Carrie John s on Freeport: Jennifer Chri s ten s en, Michelle Hebert Hurlburt Field: Kayla Deatherage Niceville: Caleb Bartee, Danielle Bartley, Kel s ey Bartley, Alejandro Cano, Reni s h Contractor, Mark Cordeiro, Evelyn Dougla s Mary Eichler, Erin England, Je ss ica Erick s on, Rachel Fuller, Alli s on Harri s Sawyer Hou s e, Willia m McNair, Jared Nieve s Sarah Parker, Zachary Phillip s T ibor Pollak, Je ss ica Popwell, Rickey Que s enberry, Brad Ringler, Arden Robert s on, Melanie Schultz, Jo s eph Settle, Jo s hua Spradlin, John Steele, Linda T ierney, T ravi s T opol s ki, Je ss ica T uznik, Rebecca Wheeler, Ronald Whit m an Valparaiso: Clark Browning, Stephanie Fitzgerald, Ryan Frandi, Monica S m ithDean s ListDestin: Katherine Baker, Kaleigh Dunn, Katie Holbrook, Mari ss a McCoy, Chri s topher Meade, A s hley Mook, Adrian Mure s an, T atiana Volcov Eglin AFB: Pa m ela Cruz Freeport: Michael Eggie, Brenda Farri s Matthew Phaneuf, Caley Stewart, Jo s hua Whitaker Hurlburt Field: Richard Strong Niceville: Nichola s Corbin, Ja m e s Corku m Alex Dall m an, Ada m Guile s Caleb Haven s Maranatha Horvath, Richard Jack s on, Billie Kennedy, Anne Melia, Dai s ha Oliver, Victor Sallee, Ca s ey See, Ali s ha Sep s ey, Ja s on S m ith, Meli ss a T o m lin, Kala Wade, Caitlyn Willia ms Valparaiso: A s hley Blain The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Page B-5 THEBA YBE ACO N Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Rocky Bayou Christian School has an immediate opening for an Art teacher. Desired start date is October 1, 2012. Art classes include: Beginning Art, AP Art, 2D Art, 3D Art, and Clay works. Job requirements include a Bachelor's degree in Art with teaching experience preferred. Salary is based on degree/s and experience. This is a salary position and comes with health benefits. Interested applicants must submit their application via email to Ms. Jayne Warner at warnerj@rbcs.org no later than Friday, Sep 21, 2012. Applications are available on-line at www.rbcs.org > About Us > Employment. If you have any questions, please call Ms. Warner at 2793761. NEWSPAPER REPORTER The Bay Beacon has an opening for a fulltime reporter. The job requires a hardworking, self-starting, organized journalist with high standards for accuracy, the ability to meet deadlines, a nose for news, and concern for readers. Paid holidays, paid vacation, IRA plan. Applicants should have reporting experience. Apply at the Beacon s office 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. Submit copies of samples of your written work. Class-A CDL flatbed drivers. Home on the weekends! All miles paid (Loaded & Empty)! Lease to ownNo money down. Call 888-880-5911 Shop Manager needed in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Great pay/benefits. APPLY ONLINE www.durhamschool services.com 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) Dr. David Creamer will be leaving his practice of Pain Management effective October 31, 2012. Your medical records will remain at White Wilson and be available for other White Wilson physicians or you may request copies of your records for physicians outside of White Wilson. Requests for copies should be made to the Medical Records Department at White Wilson. Dr. Maily Creamer will be leaving her practice of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics effective October 31, 2012. Your medical records will remain at White Wilson and be available for other White Wilson physicians or you may request copies of your records for physicians outside of White Wilson. Requests for copies should be made to the Medical Records Department at White Wilson. WOW: We need your help to make smart stock decisions. Our Stock Club is looking for members to develop ideas and buy growth stocks. Can you help? Call Stan 585-8237 for information. BUYING GOLD, SILVER & DIAMONDS FOR CASH!!! Southeastern Gold Buyers. Next to Bonefish Grill. Paradise Key Shopping Center, Destin. 850-424-7876. Wanted: Individuals interested in learning how dividend stocks can bring you a steady income for life. The Niceville Stock club now has openings for a few members. Meet once a month for 1 to 2 hours, enjoy a friendly meal, talk about stocks, and no obligation. Call Stan at 585-8237 for info. Services Help Wanted Personals Legal Notices Help Wanted CLASSIFIEDS Beacon “Where Buyer s a n d Seller s Meet!” KennyWilsonPainting30 Yrs. Experience Quality Work & Clean Up A StandardLicensed & Insured368-2710651-3329 PAINTINGT HE BEACON’SAT YOUR SERVICE SALON cMa ss agecFacial scSpeciality Nail Art scWaxing(Eyebrow s Leg s )cPedicure s /Manicure scFull 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”Licen s ed & In s uredE&D Pressure W a shingq 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 q 4 ADVERTISE HERE! AT YOUR SERVICEadvertising makes sense!With price s s tarting at only $19.55 per week, adverti s ing in At Your Service i s ea s y AND affordable! Call u s at 67 8 -10 8 0 or s top by the office at 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 to take advantage of thi s incredible bargain! ADVERTISE HERE! AT YOUR SERVICEadvertising makes sense!With price s s tarting at only $19.55 per week, adverti s ing in At Your Service i s ea s y AND affordable! Call u s at 67 8 -10 8 0 or s top by the office at 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL 32578 to take advantage of thi s incredible bargain! HOME REPAIR •Vinyl Siding, Sof f it, & Fascia •Screen Rooms & Patio Covers •Replace Rotten Wood & ScreensLic# RX0066839 585-9511 MINI STORAGE (850) 729-1005204 KELLY RD. NICEVILLE, FL 32578Kelly Rd.W.R. Harden, Inc. dbaJan C. Bogan General Manager IRRIGATION Licensed & InsuredCommercial/Re s idential259-1447 682-1447JERRY D. DUNCANIrrigation Sy s te ms 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 GENERATOR SERVICE & REPAIR R&SGENERATORService850-419-2540 Locally Owned & Operated Preventative Maintenance Programs All Major Repairs Licensed & Insured RENTALS 850-897-1443Bluewater Bay Resort Realty 1/1 Furnished Waterfront $1300 Open and spacious, ground floor, screen porch includes cable, internet and utilitiesFlorida Club 1-2 bdms Furnished $1400-$1600 Screened patio, includes cable, internet, utilities, washer/dryer. Complex features pool, hot tub, sauna, car wash, workout room, and club house Lakeside 2/2 plus loft Furnished $1600 Townhouse style, waterfront, includes cable, internet, utilities, washer/dryer, pool accessMarina Cove Townhouse 3/2.5 Unfurnished $1800 Fireplace, garage, bonus loft area, end unit, pets okLong Term Rentals Needed Homes, townhomes, patio homes, condos needed in Bluewater Bay Resort for our booming long-term rental program. Experienced, professional real estate management program available to meet your investment/ involvement needs. WILSON MINGER AGENCY, INC.Niceville s Top-Selling Real Estate Office RENTALS AVAILABLE! Niceville, Crestview, Fort Walton and Navarre! One bedroom to five bedrooms from $450-$2500!Search online at: OurLocalRental.com Century 21Wilson Minger AgencyNiceville’s Top Selling Real Estate Office729-6504 (850) 678-5178 | www.CarriageHills.com 1821 John Sims Pkwy. | Niceville, Florida 32578 REALTOR@CarriageHills.com For People on the Move! Specializing in...New Construction vSales vListings Property ManagementvLong-Term RentalsCarriage Hills Realty, Inc. 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SF PRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE For more information call897-6464 The more you tell, the more you sell! Call the Beacon Newspapers at 678-1080 to place your ad today! LOOKING FOR A JOB OR A HOME? Check the classified ads every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. SEE NEWS HAPPENING?Call the Beacon Newspapers at 678-1080 Capture the Eglin and Hurlburt markets in the base newspapers!The cost-effective way to reach your customers on Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field! Pancakes for cheerleaders Ed’ s Ho m etown Seafood and Steak s Pal m Plaza, Niceville, will ho s t two pancake breakfa s t s to benefit Beach Elite All Star Cheer on Sept. 22 and Oct. 27. T icket s are $6 each and local athlete s will s erve breakfa s t fro m 8 -10 a. m Breakfa s t include s pancake s juice, coffee and bacon or s au s age. All except the m eat are unli m ited. Embroiderers season to open T he Sand Dune s Chapter of E m broiderer s ’ Guild of A m erica celebrate s variou s for ms of hand e m broidery. It s fall progra m begin s with it s m eeting Monday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a. m .-noon. T he night group m eet s T hur s day, Sept. 27, 68 :30p. m ., roo m 400, Fir s t United Methodi s t Church of Niceville. Vi s itor s are welco m e. Niceville garden club convenes T hi s m onth’ s gue s t s peaker at the Niceville Garden Club, 6 p. m ., Sept. 25, in the City of Niceville library, will be Marge Hiller, who will give a pre s entation on Serendipity and Fun Garden s T he club m eet s at 6 p. m every fourth T ue s day of the m onth. Alzheimer s support group Alzhei m er’ s Fa m ily Service s provide s m onthly s upport group s for fa m ily m e m ber s or friend s coping with a loved one with Alzhei m er’ s di s ea s e. A s upport group will be held at 10:30 a. m Wedne s day, Sept. 26, at the Firs t United Methodi s t Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. T he s upport group i s free and re s pite care i s available. Info: 47 8 -7790 or vi s it AlzFa m Serv.org. Twin Cities Woman s Club T win Citie s Wo m an’ s Club will hold it s fir s t luncheon/ m eeting of the 2012-13 Club year Wedne s day, Sept. 26, at the Bluewater Bay Clubhou s e, Bluewater Bay Boulevard. T he s ocial hour begin s at 11 a. m ., followed by lunch and a bu s ine ss m eeting. While gue s t s are alway s welco m e, luncheon re s ervation s m u s t be m ade in advance by calling Vicki Rudolph at 67 8 -5501. Family movie planned T he Valparai s o Co mm unity Library invite s fa m ilie s and friend s to it s next Early Relea s e Movie Day on Oct. 4, 2 p. m ., for “ T he Avenger s .” Drink s and s nack s will be s erved. T he fil m i s rated PG-13. Emerald Coast Duck Regatta Adopt a rubber duck for a $10 or higher donation and join in a day of fa m ily fun at the s econd annual E m erald Coa s t Duck Regatta, ho s ted by the Sacred Heart Ho s pital on the E m erald Coa s t Guild, Saturday, Oct. 6. About 2,500 duck s will begin their race acro ss the Lagoon at the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sande s tin Golf and Beach Re s ort. Prize s will be awarded to the owner s of the fir s t duck s to cro ss the fini s h line. T he event will have fun activitie s for the whole fa m ily, including Abrakadoodle face painter s craft s s cavenger hunt s and a chance to win the $50,000 Golden Duck Prize. Ad m i ss ion i s free. Fes tivitie s will begin at 11 a. m and the Duck Regatta begin s at 1 p. m Duck s are available for adoption at the Sacred Heart Gift Shop in Mira m ar Beach or online. Prize s will be awarded to the owner s of the fir s t duck s to cro ss the fini s h line. Info or to adopt a duck: e m eraldcoa s tduckregatta.co m CALENDARFrom page B-3

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BEA CO N S PO R T S BEA CO N S PO R T S The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-6 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 THEBA YBE ACO N 850-863-2153Fort Walton • Destin • Niceville Dr. Watt provides exceptional care for Hand, Upper Extremity, Pediatrics, and General Orthopaedics. Fellowship trained at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida.IntroducingDr. James WattOrthopaedic Surgeon Eagle field goal tops Pine Forest at the buzzerInjured Mitchell leaves bench to win game Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Niceville High School s Andrew Mitchell gives a little body English as he watches his field goal attempt reach the goal posts. The kick, made with just six seconds remaining in the game, was good, handing the Eagles a 17-14 victory. Ruckel runners take firstThe sound of pounding feet signaled the start of middle school cross country season as the Ruckel Rams ran to victory in the first meet Sept. 12 at Shoal River. From left: coach Dale Eiriksson, Dillon Buckley, Hunter Brake, James Underwood and coach Zac Keeler. The boys were among the top four finishers for Ruckel. Not pictured is Calvin Blackford, who placed first. Cardboard sailors vie in regattaA pair of youthful buccaneers steer their craft toward the finish line in the Youth Division of Sunday s Bluewater Bay Sailing Club Cardboard Regatta. The regatta, which took place in Choctawhatchee Bay off the Bluewater Marina, drew sailors of all ages and skills. The pirates shown here, Heath Hinely and Ethan Hunt, won the Children s Division in their craft, the Nye Unstoppable. By Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent In a hard-fought, nail-biting battle, the Eagle s brought ho m e a 17-14 victory over Pine Fore s t Friday night. T he win ca m e off the heel s of a rare earlys ea s on lo ss again s t Pace and wa s the perfect boo s t to get the Eagle s back on track. T he wellm atched tea ms fought the entire fir s t half without putting any point s on the board. T he Eagle offen s e had a couple of early turnover s that s lowed their m o m entu m Starting quarterback Andrew Mitchell ca m e out of the ga m e due to injury in the fir s t quarter, which did not help m atter s T hey kept at it and m idway through the third quarter s cored the fir s t touchdown of the ga m e after a s ucce ss ful drive with A s hton Hooker at quarterback, a couple of s trong run s by T yler Head and handoff to Shi Kim Coward for the s core. Pine Fore s t quickly an s wered and tied the ga m e. T he battle continued into the fourth quarter, when Niceville edged ahead with another touchdown by Coward with le ss than four m inute s re m aining. T he s core fueled Pine Fore s t’ s fire and after an i m pre ss ive drive it once again tied the ga m e 14-14 with only 47 s econd s left in the ga m e. Niceville proved to work well under pre ss ure and m oved the ball to the Pine Fore s t 33yard line. With ju s t s ix s econd s on the clock, an injured Mitchell re-entered the ga m e to kick an i m pre ss ive field goal for the win. Head Coach John Hick s expre ss ed pride in the entire tea m and the winning kick. “He’ s about a s good a s they get,” he s aid of Mitchell. “He wa s really hurting bad, and he ca m e out and nailed that kick under pre ss ure.”How did they bounce back after la s t week’ s lo ss ? “Our pride,” s aid Hick s “We aren’t u s ed to lo s ing and we expect to win. I thought we prepared better thi s week, And I feel like we’ll continue to get better.” T he win wa s critical to the tea m ’ s pride, e s pecially a s it head s into it s fir s t di s trict ga m e again s t Navarre when, a s Hick s put it, “We gotta take it to another level.”