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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: 09-26-2012
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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System ID: UF00099641:00190

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent During brief final public hearings last week, the East Niceville and North Bay fire commissions confirmed their budgets and millage rates for fiscal year 2013, which begins Oct. 1. In both cases, the tax rates approved for next year were the same as this year's. The East Niceville commission on Sept. 19 gave final approval to a budget of $785,090 and a millage rate of 2.37. On the same date, the North Bay commission confirmed its previously planned budget of $1,954,520 and millage rate of 2.35. Millage rates are the amount of property tax paid by property owners on each $1,000 of appraised, taxable value of their property, after homestead exemptions and other discounts. For example, at the recently approved rates, a homeowner in North Bay whose home is appraised at $200,000 will pay $470 in property tax to the fire district, in addition to other property taxes to such entities as Okaloosa County and the Okaloosa School District. Homeowners in East Niceville will pay $474 in property tax on a house of the same appraised value. The East Niceville Fire District provides fire protection and emergency medical responses in the unincorporated area between the eastern city limits of Pushing through snakeinfested watersHighway seen on scheduleBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Commission was briefed last week on the local threat of West Nile virus, two cases of which have been reported this summer in the county. Okaloosa County Public Health Director Karen Chapman and county public works environmental regulatory manager Scott Henson discussed some facts and common myths about the potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease. The West Nile virus, said Chapman, is a disease usually found in birds and transmitted from bird to bird by mosquitoes. Occasionally, a mosquito may bite an infected bird, and then bite a human, transmitting the illness to the human. Fortunately, she said, the virus cannot be transmitted from one person to another by mosquitoes or by person-to-person contact. Thus far, said Henson, there have been two human cases of West Nile in Okaloosa County. There have been two deaths from West Nile so far this year in Florida, and 134 nationwide. An outbreak this year in Texas, centered on Dallas, has been blamed for at least 55 deaths in that state alone. Chapman said West Nile, which can produce symptoms ranging from mild flu-like symptoms to serious illness or death, is one of several mosquito-borne illnesses that can occur in Florida, including Residents warned on West Nile virusOkaloosa bolsters mosquito program 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 26, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 3 Inserts Beacon photo by Kenneth Books Jose Santiago and Tina Gaza of Wyle Laboratories, Niceville, work on landscaping at Twin Cities Pavilion Sept. 19 as part of the Niceville/Valparaiso Day of Caring, sponsored by the United Way. Nearly 100 volunteers gathered at Turkey Creek for breakfast, then performed landscaping at Covenant Hospice, Children s Advocacy Center and the Pavilion. They also painted a physical education wall at Bluewater Bay Elementary.Volunteers serve in Day of Caring The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wed., 10:30 a.m. An Alzheimer’s support group will be held at the First United Methodist Church Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and respite care is available. Info: 478-7790 or visit Thursday, 6 p.m. If you’re thinking about buying an e-reader or need help checking out ebooks and audiobooks, the Niceville Library’s “technology petting zoo” is for you. Free. Saturday, 4:30 p.m. The Emerald Coast Autism Center will kick off its new fundraising campaign “The ONE” with a 5K in Valparaiso’s Glen Argyle Park The race will wind along the bayou on Bayshore Drive and end with a post-race party at Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox featuring food, beverages and a live band. Registration is $35. Call 279-3000. Tues., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn the art of hand knitting at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida Students will learn basic knitting stitches and create their own scarf. The cost is $20 or $15 for museum members. Space is limited. Preregistration required. Call 678-2615. Calendar, B-2 COMING UP 2 fire districts’ tax rates unchangedBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent During a pair of meetings last week, the Niceville City Council gave final approval to the municipal budget and property tax millage rate for the coming year. Councilman Dan Henkel dissented from a 4-1 vote to raise the tax rate. The city budget for fiscal year 2013, which begins Oct. 1, will total $31,577,160. That figure includes a general fund budget of $13,737,670, a sanitation budget of $2,909,400, a water and sewer budget of $13,499,090 and $1,431,000 for storm water management. The city’s property tax millage rate will be 3.7, or 2 percent more than the “rolled back” rate of 3.6278, at which the city would have collected the same revenue as during the current fiscal year. The new rate is up 1.4 percent from this year's rate. At a millage rate of 3.7, Niceville property owners will pay $3.70 in city 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 home in Niceville appraised at a taxable value of $200,000 will pay $740 in property tax to the city, in addition to other property taxes to such entities as the Okaloosa School District. In addition, said City Clerk Dan Doucet, Niceville senior citizens over age 65 whose adjusted income is below a certain amount are allowed a $50,000 exemption Please see RATES, page A-2 Please see COUNCIL, page A-5 Centers for Disease ControlCounties with confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Florida are shown in pink. Okaloosa County has 2, Walton County, 1. Florida cases in 2013 total 41, including two deaths, as of Sept. 18. Nationwide, 3,142 cases have been recorded this year, including 134 deaths. Please see VIRUS, page A-2 Dan Henkel By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Progress continues on or slightly ahead of schedule in building the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector, said project engineer James VanSteenburg during the Sept. 20 meeting of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA) board of directors, held in Niceville. One director said workers have spotted so many venomous water snakes along the path of the tollway that they have named some streams after the reptiles. VanSteenburg, of HDR Engineering, the firm managing the construction project, said the estimated completion date is currently Jan. 5, 2014, ahead of the contracted completion date of Feb. 5 of that year. That would also be much earlier than the "spring 2014" promised in roadside signs recently erected by the authority. The Mid-Bay Bridge Connector will be a new toll road connecting the existing toll plaza at the north end of the Mid-Bay Bridge with State Road 85, just north of Niceville. The connector currently links the bridge with State Road 20 and Range Road. Please see BRIDGE, page A-6 Valp. millage up 11%, A-5.Niceville raises its millage rate

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 908 S. Palm Blvd. Niceville www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.com• Comprehensive Family Care • Advanced Sterilization Techniques • Luma Arch Whitening In Office • Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding • Digital X Rays (Less Radiation Exposure)• Custom Crowns/Bridges • Implant Restoration • Gentle Nitrous Oxide • In Office Water Purification ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Keeping your teeth healthy, one visit at a time. RALFP. ZAPATA, D.D.S. THOMASGRANT, D.M.D.729 1223 Most Insurance Plans FiledWe would like to WELCOME Dr. Thomas Grant, D.M.D. to Niceville Family Dental and the community. Please call today for an appointment. Niceville and the western shore of Rocky Bayou. The North Bay Fire District provides such services in the unincorporated area east of Rocky Bayou and west of the Walton County line. In other business the East Niceville Fire Commission agreed to move the date of their next regular meeting to 7 p.m, Oct. 15, to avoid a conflict with the Columbus Day national holiday. RATESFrom page A-1 No matter how cautious I am, accidents are right around the corner. Trust our experts with your orthopedic emergencies. tt n d o o Gaccidents ar er ho t No mat e r a o s s w e nound the cor ight ar e r accidents ar w cautious I am, er ho rt d e p o h t r o y m ner r. ound the cor w cautious I am, rt s t r e p x e c i d xpert physicians and nur e n e m e c a l p e r s n i a r t s m o r F Orthopedic eady r d n a r e t n e C f a t s R E e h T eady 24/7. ses r xpert physicians and nur ve a h e W l l a t i o d e w s t n k o t s r a e t d n a s k a e r b s our f o one is e car Orthopedic l a t i p s o H s e i t i C n i w T c a e B n o t l a W t r o F t a s f f eady 24/7. f o m a e t a ve p i h d n a e e n specialties. s y a w l a e r a l a c i d e M h c orthopedic emerg our rust T encies. orthopedic emerg y with xperts e our encies. our y malaria and dengue fever, although those diseases are now rare in Florida. Chapman said the best ways to protect oneself from such diseases is to avoid mosquito bites, by wearing long pants and shirt sleeves when outdoors, staying indoors in morning or evening dusk, when mosquitoes are most active, and by wearing insect repellents containing DEET. The health director also advised eliminating standing water around one’s home, such as may be found in clogged roof gutters, pet drinking bowls, or flower pots, as these are places where mosquitoes may breed. Henson said the county is doing wide-area spraying to kill mosquitoes. He also said that county residents may occasionally see spray trucks in their own neighborhoods during the early morning or evening hours. He said that if the spray truck operator sees people outdoors on a street, he must turn off the spray machine until they have passed by. Therefore, said Henson, it is best for people who spot an approaching spray truck to immediately go indoors and remain there until the truck has passed, so as not to interrupt the spraying or expose themselves to insecticide. Chapman said that although late summer is the peak season for West Nile, the expected lower temperatures of autumn are likely to reduce cases of the illness. She said drops of about 10 degrees in daily temperatures can greatly reduce mosquito numbers and activity. Endemic to parts of Africa, West Nile virus was first diagnosed in the in the U.S. in 1999. Most people infected with the virus don't get sick at all. Of those who do, many experience flu-like symptoms and get well on their own. A small proportion die from the disease, for which there is no specific treatment, nor a vaccine. Exposure to the virus results in immunity from future infections, according to health officials. In other business during the county commission meeting Sept. 18 in Fort Walton Beach, Doug Darling and John Wayne Smith, of the Florida Association of Counties, briefed the commission on plans for a Restore Act Consortium of representatives from Gulf Coast counties. They said they hope to establish such a consortium by Oct. 1. The consortium will help federal officials allocate settlement funds from the BP oil spill among the 23 coastal counties whose economies were affected by the spill. Airports director Greg Donovan showed slides of a new, $259,000 bomb detecting and baggage moving system at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport. He also showed photos of the main parking lot at the airport, which is planned for renovation. Both projects are being funded with federal tax money, he said. County paramedics Tamra Franklin and Richea Driskell were given awards for heroism, because of their rescue of a Niceville man who had become trapped under a fallen tree and attacked by yellow jackets from a disturbed nest. 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A statement cycle is equivalent to 30 days preauthorized withdrawals automatic or telephonic transfers, checks, drafts, and debit noncash items (for example, checks). to open account and earn stated Annual Percentage Y ield effective as of June 1, 2012, with interest compounding monthly Annual Percentage Y Fees may reduce earnings on the account. Offer may be withdrawn without notice at any time. A $3.00 fee will be assessed for each withdrawal in excess of 6 per statement cycle. A statement cycle is equivalent to 30 days preauthorized withdrawals automatic or telephonic transfers, checks, drafts, and debit noncash items (for example, checks). ield. Certain restrictions may apply to open account and earn stated Annual Percentage Y ield effective as of June 1, 2012, with interest compounding monthly Fees may reduce earnings on the account. Offer may be withdrawn without notice at any time. Member FDIC A $3.00 fee will be assessed for each withdrawal in excess of 6 per statement cycle. A statement cycle is equivalent to 30 days preauthorized withdrawals automatic or telephonic transfers, checks, drafts, and debit noncash items (for example, checks). ou may make no more than six .Y Yo ield. Certain restrictions may apply $100.00 minimum balance required ield effective as of June 1, 2012, with interest compounding monthly Fees may reduce earnings on the account. Offer may be withdrawn without notice at any time. VIRUSFrom page A-1 The county is doing wide-area spraying to kill mosquitoes that may carry West Nile.

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Work has begun to build two new docks at North Light Marina. The structures will extend as far as 328 feet into Boggy Bayou, increasing the number of mooring slips. During a meeting Sept. 11, the Niceville City Council approved the work, overruling fears by neighbors that the structures will be too long. The council acted after hearing a presentation from attorney Jeff McGinnis, representing Ozean Marine, the company headed by Joe Winkler, and which owns the North Light Marina, located between Boggy Bayou and the intersection of John Sims Parkway and State Road 85 North in downtown Niceville. According to a drawing presented by McGinnis during the meeting, two new docks, known as Dock B and Dock C, are being replaced. The marina will have four docks, including the current fueling pier, when the work is done. The longest of these will be Dock C, extending about 328 feet from shore, depending on water levels, which can vary somewhat with tides and weather conditions. Dock B will be 261 feet. The existing Dock A is 180 feet. McGinnis also showed satellite photos of earlier docks that were in place when the marina was owned by another company, and when the longest dock extended 395 feet from the shoreline. McGinnis said the current city code only allows docks of up to 200 feet, thus requiring a council-approved exception for the new docks, even though they will be shorter than what was there before. On Monday, North Light Marina Director Mark Waltman said that when his company took over the marina, the old docks had been damaged by Hurricane Ivan and were not suitable for repair, except for the refueling pier that still stands next to Dock A. Dock A, he said, was rebuilt in the spring of 2010. Docks B and C are now being rebuilt. Waltman said the new docks will serve two purposes. The first will be to reach a greater depth of water, allowing larger boats to be kept in wet slips at the marina. The second purpose is to allow longer walkways that will act as bridges over seagrass beds near the shoreline, before reaching the first boat slips along the docks. This, he said, will help preserve the seagrass beds, which protect the shoreline from erosion and also serve as shelter and breeding areas for small fish and other marine creatures. At the city council meeting, McGinnis also said that existing docks at the site of the former Giuseppi's restaurant already extend up to 395 feet into the bayou at a place where more boat and barge traffic occurs than at the end of the bayou where North Light is located. McGinnis said North Light’s plans had already been approved by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and by the Army Corps of Engineers, that the marina is obtaining a Florida Clean Marina certification, and that the marina is active in planting and maintaining the shore grass beds in and around the docks. He said that previous plans to include dock space for personal watercraft such as jet skis had been dropped from the dock extension plan. He said the new docks will provide space for an additional 16 new slips at the marina, for a total of 55, slightly more than the 48 slips that existed when the previous owners were in charge. Included in the plan, he said, will be a slip for the City of Niceville’s planned new fire and rescue boat. Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin said that in 1991, when the previous marina was in operation at the same location, the city code allowed docks of up to 300 feet, longer then the currently-allowed 200 feet. McGinnis said that the board of directors of the homeowners association for the Water Oaks town home development next door to North Light Marina had reviewed and approved the dock plan during August, and had approved the plan by a vote of 4 to 2. Following McGinnis’ presentation, about a dozen residents of the Water Oaks community, which includes private docks for each of its units, spoke against North Light’s plan, and presented the council with a petition opposing the project. Those speaking against the dock extension said their homeowners association had no right to approve the dock plan on their behalf, although Niceville City Attorney Dixie Powell replied that as elected representatives of the homeowners, the board of directors does have that legal authority. Some of the protesting homeowners expressed concern that the proposed longer docks will be a hazard to water skiers in the area, will increase the likelihood of oil spillage from boats, and may interfere with kayakers and canoers near the north end of the bayou. Other people spoke in favor of the dock extension. The treasurer of the Water Oaks HOA The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, September 26, 2012 Page A-3 (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 ~DuringthemonthofSeptember~KeratinTreatments$20off Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Oak Creek Shopping Center  Niceville 678-1593  www.bayoubookcompany.com Somebody's Mother's Chocolate Sauceis an all natural, chocolate dessert treat that everyone seems to like! Contains no high fructose corn syrup, additives, or preservatives. The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in Niceville LEE MULLIS, MD  Over 25 Years Experience  National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery  A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon The Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD  Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office  15 Years Experience  A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: • CATARACTS • DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville • (850)678-5338930 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview • (850) 682-5338• GLAUCOMA • RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from September 17, 2012 through September 23, 2012. 0 Structure Fire24 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn8 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET ...............................................SITUATION ...................DATE ..................TIME E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/17/12...............02:06 SR 85 N................................................False call.......................9/17/12...............08:30 Reeves St.............................................Medical..........................9/17/12...............11:53 Hill Lane................................................Good intent....................9/17/12...............18:39 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/17/12...............19.38 22 nd Street...........................................Medical..........................9/18/12...............05:17 23 rd Street............................................Medical..........................9/18/12...............10:10 N. Partin Dr...........................................Medical..........................9/19/12...............06:09 W. John Sims Pkwy.............................Medical..........................9/19/12...............14:39 S. Partin Dr...........................................Lock out.........................9/19/12...............14:40 N. Partin Dr...........................................Medical..........................9/19/12...............20:41 Reeves St.............................................Medical..........................9/20/12...............03:17 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Vehicle crash.................9/20/12...............06:30 N. Partin Dr...........................................Medical..........................9/20/12...............06:50 Linden Ave............................................Medical..........................9/20/12...............07:43 Rum Still Cir..........................................Smoke scare.................9/20/12...............08:33 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/20/12...............08:57 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/20/12...............12:11 SR 85 N................................................Cancelled.......................9/20/12...............14:35 Regatta Dr............................................Medical..........................9/20/12...............20:50 SR 123..................................................Cancelled.......................9/20/12...............23:13 Marina Cove Dr....................................Cancelled.......................9/21/12...............18:48 27 th Street............................................Medical..........................9/21/12...............20:14 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/22/12...............14:54 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/22/12...............16:28 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/22/12...............17:24 Yacht Club Dr.......................................Cancelled.......................9/22/12...............19:38 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/22/12...............20:43 Government Ave..................................Medical..........................9/22/12...............23:32 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/23/12...............06:05 27 th Street............................................Medical..........................9/23/12...............15:50 Goldenrod Court..................................Medical..........................9/23/12...............16:48 Reeves St.............................................Medical..........................9/23/12...............19:45 Weekly Safety Tip: Have your stove-top checked annually to be sure it is working properly. Be careful when using things that get hot such as curling irons, ovens, irons, lamps and heaters. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from September 17, 2012 through September 23, 2012. Street .......................................... Situation .........................................Date .................Time Muirfield Dr.................................Unintentional transmission.............9/17/12.............23:38 Hwy. 20 E...................................Vehicle accident..............................9/18/12.............06:43 N. White Point Rd......................Smoke detector activation.............9/19/12.............06:06 Parkwood Lane..........................Dispatched & cancelled.................9/19/12.............18:07 N. Lakeshore Dr.........................Animal problem...............................9/20/12.............00:39 Chadwick Lane..........................EMS call..........................................9/20/12.............00:46 N. White Point Rd......................Medical assist.................................9/20/12.............16:02 N. White Point Rd......................Medical assist.................................9/21/12.............10:36 In Choctawhatchee Bay............Watercraft rescue...........................9/21/12.............18:49 Baywind Dr.................................Medical assist.................................9/22/12.............04:55 W. Parkwood Lane....................Medical alarm activation................9/22/12.............06:19 Parkwood Lane..........................Unintentional transmission.............9/22/12.............16:30 Windrush Dr................................Service call......................................9/22/12.............20:30 Southwind Dr. & Bluewater.......Vehicle accident..............................9/22/12.............22:51 Cat Mar Road.............................EMS call..........................................9/22/12.............23:58 Birkdale Circle............................EMS call..........................................9/23/12.............01:31 S. Dominica Circle.....................Medical assist.................................9/23/12.............18:54 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. Longer docks are approved despite some opposition NEWSPAPER DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED 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) Beacon photo by Mike Griffith North Light Marina, Niceville, is rebuilding two of its four docks, after having obtained city permission to extend as far as 328 feet, far beyond the 200 feet specified by land-use rules.Fire Department Reports Please see DOCKS, page A-5

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-4 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 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. We can restyle it.That old ring you never wear... Mike TarbuckJeweler ~ Owner D i am o n d W or k si nc Park Place Plaza | 323 Page Bacon Rd. | Mary Esther | 850-244-5252 DiamondWorksJewelry.com Locally owned 18 yearsCorner of Partin & John Sims “A name you can trust” JIMSMITHOwner678-5999 ofFIREARMSSELECTIONLARGE JEWELRY REPAIR WE BUY GOLD, SILVER AND FIREARMS THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith Donna Franke, 52, Santa Rosa Beach, business owner Carlton Detweiler, 27, Niceville, merchandising “I do. I’ll finish my associate’s degree this year, and begin my bachelor’s in social work at Florida State.” “I hope so. I hope that prices for groceries and gas will go down in the next four years.” “I hope for it. I really believe it all depends on this election.” “Yes. I just got a new job, and plan on bettering my future for my family.” “Yes, I have faith I will be better off in four years. We can only get better.” “Yes. I hope to find a better job.”Do you expect to be better off in four years than you are now?Tatiana Pfeiffer, 55, Niceville, disabled Location: Kmart Aaron Bratcher, 21, DeFuniak Springs, self-employed Wendy Francis, 53, Niceville, teacher Paige Demara, 18, Niceville, bank tellerWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. Campbell back at work in Niceville By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent James Campbell, who was removed last week as an Okaloosa County commissioner following his arrest, remains on the Niceville city payroll in his longstanding post of recreation director. "I took a couple of days off to get over this, but now I'm back on the job," Campbell said Tuesday. "I have enough vacation time accumulated that I could have just walked away and retired, but that wouldn't be the right thing to do." Campbell last week was suspended by Gov. Rick Scott from his position as an Okaloosa County commissioner, District 5, after Campbell was arrested Sept. 17 on charges of official misconduct and perjury. "I have received tremendous support from the city manager and my fellow city employees," since his arrest, Campbell said. Campbell, 64, of Niceville, said he will retire from his city position on Oct. 25, as previously planned. After that, he said, "I had planned to do some hunting and fishing, play some golf, and take care of 'honey-dos.' I hope I'll still be able to do all that." He said he is also planning to help operate a fish market in Valparaiso, in which he is a partner with Matt Willingham. Campbell has been employed by the city of Niceville since 1975. He is paid $30.89 an hour, and works about 40 hours a week, according to City Clerk Dan Doucet. Campbell was elected to the county commission eight years ago, and reelected four years ago. He did not run for reelection this year. Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin said Tuesday that Campbell remains on the payroll as Niceville's recreation and public relations director. According to an arrest affidavit from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Campbell allegedly failed to report to the state his income from collecting commissions for soliciting sponsors for the annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival in Niceville. 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 Tickets can be purchased in advance in the Athletic Office. Drive-ins always welcome day of car wash.Come support your girls basketball team!$5.00 per ticketSat., Sept. 29, 2012 9:00 AM-3:00 PM AutoZone Parking Lot 193 John Sims Pkwy. NicevilleROCKY BAYOU GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM James Campbell

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said the meeting at which the plan was approved was advertised to Water Oaks homeowners in advance, but that no one presented a petition against it at that time, and that most of the current opponents did not attend the Aug. 17 meeting at which the plan was approved. Other supporters of the dock extension included a boat owner who uses the marina, and a chef who operates a restaurant there, as well as a nearby business owner, all of whom said they expect the new docks to provide more storage space for boat owners who do not have waterfront property or docks of their own, and that this will, in turn, help to stimulate the local economy by attracting more boaters to Niceville. Marina owner Joe Winkler said 20 percent of the new slips will be for temporary users, such as people who bring their boats to the marina for brief or overnight stays, to eat at the restaurant, or to refuel or obtain repairs and other services from the marina. After hearing from both sides, the city council voted unanimously to approve the dock construction. Councilman Bill Smith said the project had been approved after “numerous studies” by FDEP and the Corps of Engineers, that the city had never denied a dock extension permit before, and that the overall impact of the new docks on the city will be positive. Councilman Bill Schaetzle said, “I have talked to everyone involved,” and that by approving the project, he and other council members “are trying to do the right thing.” from city property tax, in addition to the regular homestead exemption. The exemption is not automatic, however. An eligible recipient must apply for it annually. Doucet said that 102 Niceville residents have applied for the senior’s exemption. He said the city’s senior’s exemption could potentially save a property owner up to $182.50 in property tax. He said the senior’s exemption has been in effect in Niceville for about 10 years. During the final budget hearings, City Councilman Dan Henkel cast the lone dissenting vote against the 3.70 millage rate. Among other local taxing entities, Henkel said, “Only us and Valparaiso are asking for an increase.” The entire nation, said Henkel, “is facing a fiscal cliff,” and with local citizens facing the prospect of higher federal taxes for such programs as national health care and the possibility of military spending cuts affecting the local economy, “I cannot support this.” Doucet said that the city administration has made budget cuts for the coming year, and also dipped into the city’s reserve funds to make ends meet, but that some cost increases, such as for city employee health insurance, have been unavoidable. He said the budget hike from the previous level of 3.65 only adds about $10 to the property taxes of a typical Niceville homeowner. “What is the boundary,” replied Henkel, “for too much?” The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, September 26, 2012 Page A-5 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. 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According to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol, Patrick was at the wheel when his car, traveling north on State Road 123 where the northbound lanes of S.R. 123 were transitioning from two lanes to one, left the roadway at about 11:15 p.m. Patrick apparently failed to maintain control of his 2006 Toyota Camry, and it traveled onto the eastern grass shoulder of the roadway, according to the FHP. After traveling a considerable distance through the ditch on the eastern side of the roadway, the car vaulted off a concrete culvert. It then collided with trees on the eastern side of the roadway, tumbled several times, and came to rest on the shoulder, according to the FHP. The accident report indicated that Patrick, who was alone in the vehicle, was wearing a seatbelt. According to a spokesman at Heritage Gardens Cemetery in Niceville, Patrick's funeral service was scheduled for 11 a.m. yesterday, Tuesday, at the Crossroads Church of God in Niceville. According to a published obituary, Patrick had lived in Niceville most of his life. He leaves a 2-year-old daughter. He is survived by his mother, Wanda Ella Bridges of Crestview, as well as by four siblings. According to his obituary, a fund for his daughter, Eisley, has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank under the name of Larry Shane Patrick. Niceville man dies in crash DOCKSFrom page A-3 If you want Niceville, Valparaiso, & Bluewater Bay to know, say it in the Beacon. Valparaiso hikes tax rate 11% By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso City Commission gave final approval Monday to a municipal budget of $6,957,048 and a property tax rate of 4.524 mills, up 11 percent, for fiscal year 2012-13, which begins Oct. 1. The commission also approved an acrossthe-board 2 percent pay raise for city employees. The millage remains the same as that discussed in a previous budget hearing held Sept. 4, although the budget is somewhat higher than the budget of $6,862,613 discussed at the earlier meeting. City Clerk Tammy Johnson told the Beacon the difference in budget figures was not the result of a policy change, but of reallocating some expense figures between reserve funds and other categories such as the city's general fund, storm water, streets, water and sewer, sanitation, and the city's cable TV system. At the approved millage rate of 4.524, Valparaiso property owners will pay just over $4.52 in city 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 taxable value will pay $904.80 in city property tax, in addition to their property taxes for such other taxing entities as the Okaloosa School District. The new millage rate is higher than the current, FY 2011-12 millage rate of 4.0644, at which the homeowner mentioned above pays $812.88. It is also higher than the "rolled back" millage rate of 4.0993, at which the city would collect the same amount of property tax revenue for FY 2012/13 as for FY 201112, and the above homeowner would pay $819.86. Only one citizen addressed Monday's final budget hearing. Valparaiso resident Don Caverly questioned the large amounts of "miscellaneous" funds indicated in some parts of the city budget. For example, said Caverly, the city's shop department budget shows $12,500 in miscellaneous expenditures, an amount he considers excessive. Mayor Bruce Arnold replied that "miscellaneous" expenditures show the year-long accumulation of daily expenditures for small, hard-to classify expenses that build up over the course of a year. Monday's meeting also included defeat of a motion from Commissioner Joe Morgan to give cost of living raises only to hourly wage employees of the city, but not to department heads, whom Morgan said are already well paid, while many lowerranking employees are struggling to get by in the current economy.

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The $49 million contract for the additional link between Range Road and State Road 85 North will complete the toll highway. Recent construction work on the new road has progressed faster than originally forecast, despite several days of heavy rain during August and early September, VanSteenburg said. The rain causes some erosion near the stream beds over which bridges are being built for the new road, requiring construction workers to use hand shovels to clear loose soil away from the streams by hand in order to prevent pollution of the streams by the soil. Bob Kellner, also of HDR Engineering, said this summer has produced the wettest August and September in a decade. Board member Lois Hoyt asked VanSteenburg to thank the workers involved for their efforts. She said she is aware of how difficult such work can be, especially in bridging swamps during the peak of summer heat. She also said some of the construction crews refer to parts of Rocky, Turkey and Swift creeks as “Moc Creek” because of the many water moccasins, a type of venomous aquatic snake, found in those areas. MBBA executive director Jim Vest told the board that bridge toll revenue was up slightly this August compared to the same month last year. He said the increased toll revenue included both cash payments and Sunpass payments, which are made automatically using transponders usually found in vehicles belonging to people who frequently use the bridge, such as commuters, delivery trucks and construction vehicles. Vest implied that this might indicate an upturn in the overall local economy, signified by more commuter and commercial traffic over the bridge. Vest said that toll revenue for August was up about 3.8 percent. He also said that he expects to see a similar increase for September, as indicated by the fact that an average of more than 20,000 vehicles crossed the bridge each day during the recent Labor Day weekend. Vest also said that there has been no further word regarding outstanding claims by the MBBA against British Petroleum for toll revenue allegedly lost as a result of reduced traffic over the bridge in the wake of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Although the oil spill did little actual damage to local beaches, national publicity about the spill apparently caused many potential visitors to the Gulf Coast to cancel or change their vacation plans, reducing traffic over the bridge as well as other harm to the local economy. MBBA Chairman Gordon Fornell said that there have been some reports that some motorists have found it hard to merge along the existing portion of the bridge connector, between State Road 20 and the bridge, with traffic entering the connector from Lakeshore Drive east of White Point Road. Fornell said he hopes a four-way stop sign recently approved by Okaloosa County to be placed at the intersection of White Point Road and Woodlands Drive may help reduce traffic along White Point and Lakeshore. The next meeting of the MBBA board is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 18, at Destin City Hall, 4200 Indian Bayou Trail. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 THEBAYBEACON ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Superior Residences raises awareness with Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.” Superior Residences of Niceville encourages area residents to come out and show their support in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The walk is on October 6th with event registration and opening ceremonies being held on the front lawn of Superior’s memory care assisted living community. This will be the second Walk to End Alzheimer’s event to be held in Niceville. Superior has made this an annual event for our community, as we must raise awareness and help all of those dealing with the disease. “There has never been a greater need for the citizens of Niceville to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” says Shelley Normand, Executive Director of Superior Residences of Niceville. “Funds raised will provide care and support services to the thousands of residents of Florida living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research.” The Alzheimer’s Association started the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in 1989. Their goal is to educate through advocacy and support programs and services. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is currently our nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care. The event will take place with walk sign-in and registration beginning at 8am and the event and opening ceremonies will begin at 9am. Food, specialty beverages along with commemorative t-shirts will all be on sale with all of the proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association. During registration all participants will be given a canvas flower pinwheel which they will write a personal message on how their lives have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. These special flowers will then be planted in the ‘promise garden.’ The flowers come in four different colors. Blue promise flowers represent those that have Alzheimer’s. Yellow flowers represent those who support or care for those that are currently suffering from the illness. Purple flowers are for those that have lost someone to the disease. Orange flowers are for those that support the cause and have a vision of a world without Alzheimer’s. Participants and families will have their choice in walking either a short “memory lap” with their loved ones on Superior’s grounds or walking either a one or two mile course down Partin Drive. “We just want everyone to come out, show your support and be a part of this meaningful and memorable experience”, stated Elizabeth Rambow, Director of Community Relations with Superior Residences. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Today an estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. As baby boomers continue to age, the numbers of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are expected to rise. Superior Residences of Niceville is the host for this walk. Local corporate teams have joined the Walk and given critical support through organizing efforts to raise awareness about the event. These corporate team sponsors are Superior Residences of Niceville, Synergy Home Care, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Emerald Coast Hospice, Twelve Oaks Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center, Sterling House, City of Niceville, Horizons, Home Instead, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, Wellington Place, Niceville First Baptist Church, Peoples Home Health, Plan B, Amedisys, Comfort Keepers, Ruckell Properties, One 20 Bistro, and Destin Healthcare and Rehab. If you are interested in signing up for the event, please contact Superior Residencies of Niceville at (850) 897-2244. Please park across the street at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church. For more information on the event, you can visit the website at alz.org/walk. Superior Residencies of Niceville is located at 2300 North Partin Drive, Niceville, Florida 32578. Superior Residencies of Niceville specializes in providing care for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia related illnesses. 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The yellow jackets’ nest was disturbed in the process and the patient and EMTs were stung while removing the patient from the hard to reach decking. The homeowner said, “it wasn’t until the patient was in the ambulance that Tammy began taking care of her own (numerous) yellow jacket injuries.” “This selfless action is highly representative of the EMS Division mission statement,” said Division Chief Al Herndon. “We are glad the patient and EMTs are all doing fine, as a result.” The HERO Award can include acts occurring outside work hours and submissions by people outside Okaloosa County staff. Above and Beyond forms are available online at okaloosafl.com or by calling the 311 Citizen Information Line for more information or to recognize an Okaloosa County employee. From left, EMS Division Chief Al Herndon; Shift Commander Darrell Wilborn, EMT Tammy Frnaklin, Public Safety Director Dino Villani, EMT Richea Driskell and County Administrator Jim Curry. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Fairy Tale Murder mystery Teens and tweens are invited to the Valparaiso Community Library to help solve a chilling mystery. Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale character for “A Fairy Tale Murder” mystery party Oct. 22, 57:30 p.m., ages 10-17. Register at eruff@valp.org or call 729-5406. UMC youth basketball Niceville United Methodist Church Youth Basketball League is registering now for ages 4 through the 10th grade. Register online at nicevilleumc.org/recreation or in person at the Community Life Center. Technology petting zoo Thinking about buying an eReader or need help checking out eBooks and audiobooks from the Niceville Library’s new Overdrive database? The Library will have Emily and Milton Branch on hand Thursday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m.-to demonstrate. The “petting zoo” will have eBooks available, as well as handouts with helpful instruction on downloading eBooks and audiobooks. Drop in with your questions. Registration is not required. Artwork displayed at library Native Floridian and local artist Terry Johnston’s artwork will be on display at the library during September. Her vibrant acrylic paintings evoke a smile and a sense of nostalgia. They are for sale at the library as well as various other facilities throughout the community. In addition, local artist Art Bellen’s whimsical woodwork is on exhibit in our tabletop display case. His wood veneer pieces are beautifully made and unique. He is also willing to custom make pieces. Refuge seeks volunteers The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge is seeking volunteers for its upcoming fundraiser “The Dark” haunted house. Volunteers can help build the maze, design and build props, act as monsters/villains, costume design, makeup, security, much more. All hours count towards community service hours. To volunteer or for further info, email Deb at mknbkn4u@cox.net. Tutoring available at library Tutoring for high school students is available now at the Niceville Public Library, Tuesdays, 2:30-4 p.m. Appointment required. For info or to sign up, inquire at the Youth Services desk. Nicotine Anonymous If you desire to stop using nicotine, or stay stopped, join Nicotine Anonymous on Thursdays at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1800 John Sims Parkway. Info: 8974721. Bazaar vendors needed Niceville UMC World Bazaar and Benefit is seeking quality home-craft vendors for its 36th annual event Oct. 27. For information and entry forms, go to nicevilleumc.org/women/ bazaar.html or call 865-4769. Rotary golf tourney Reservations are being taken for the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Golf Tournament Oct. 11, at 1 p.m., Rocky Bayou Country Club. The golf tournament will fund scholarships for local students. The goal this year is $10,000. Corporate sponsor: $350, four player and hole sign. Individual player: $90. Hole sign only, $100. Info: Jimmie Boisjolie, 699-0045, jimgirl@cox.net, or nicevalrotary@yahoo.com. Pancakes for cheerleaders Ed’s Hometown Seafood and Steaks, Palm Plaza, Niceville, will host two pancake breakfasts to benefit Beach Elite All Star Cheer on Oct. 27. Tickets are $6 each and local athletes will serve breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, juice, coffee and bacon or sausage. All except the meat are unlimited. Alzheimer s support group Alzheimer’s Family Services provides monthly support groups for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. A support group will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the First United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and respite care is available. Info: 478-7790 or visit AlzFamServ.org. Emerald Coast Duck Regatta Adopt a rubber duck for a $10 or higher donation and join in a day of family fun at the second annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta, hosted by the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild, Saturday, Oct. 6. About 2,500 ducks will begin their race across the Lagoon at the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Prizes will be awarded to the owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line. The event will have fun activities for the whole family, including Abrakadoodle face painters, crafts, scavenger hunts and a chance to win the $50,000 Golden Duck Prize. Admission is free. Festivities 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 Miramar Beach or online. Prizes will be awarded to the owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line. Info or to adopt a duck: emer aldcoastduckregatta.com Family movie planned The Valparaiso Community Library invites families and friends to its next Early Release Movie Day on Oct. 4, 2 p.m., for “The Avengers.” Drinks and snacks will be served. The film is rated PG-13. Mid-Bay Rotary Oktoberfest The Mid-Bay Rotary Club’s 18th annual Oktoberfest and Arts and Crafts Festival will be Sept. 28, from 5-10 p.m., and Sept. 29, from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The festival will be held at Winn-Dixie Plaza, Bluewater Bay. The ONE 5K The Emerald Coast Autism Center is launching its new fundraising campaign “The ONE” with the goal to raise funds and awareness by demonstrating how many people in the community know that ONE individual who has autism. The ECAC is kicking off “The ONE” campaign with a 5K in Valparaiso Sept. 29, at 4:30 p.m., at Glen Argyle Park. The race will wind along the bayou on Bayshore Drive and end with a post-race party at Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox featuring food, beverages and a live band. Book and Bake sale The Fort Walton Beach Public Library will hold a “Book and Bake” sale Saturday, Sept. 29, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative. The sale will take place 11 a.m.3 p.m. in the library meeting room. Proceeds will go toward the Library’s purchase of e-books.. Info: 833-9590 or visit fwb.org/library. The Fort Walton Beach Library is located at 185 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach. Parking is located on First Street SE to the North and Ferry Road SE to the east. Hand knitting seminar Keep an age-old Heritage Alive, and learn the art of hand knitting at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 5:307:30 p.m. Students will learn basic knitting stitches and create their own scarf. The cost is $20 or $15 for museum members. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Call 678-2615. Walk to End Alzheimer s Join the Alzheimer’s AssociationWalk to End Alzheimer’s Oct. 6, at 8 a.m., at Superior Residences, Niceville, 2300 N. Partin Drive. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. If you would like to participate by signing up to walk on your own, or as part of a team, please contact: 897-2244, or erambow@superiorstaff.com. Explore the Outdoors Walton Outdoors will hold its “Explore the Outdoors” Festival Oct. 6, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Live Oak Landing, 229 Pitts Ave., Freeport. There will be fishing, boating, nature presentations, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, wildlife and nature exhibits and family fun. The festival is free. Info: WaltonOutdoors.com/explorefest. NW Florida Fair The 2012 Northwest Florida Fair will be held Oct. 8-13 at the C.H.”Bull” Rigdon Fairgrounds in Fort Walton Beach. The Myers International Midway will bring rides along with 4-H exhibits and shows consisting of poultry, goats and cattle. The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show features log rolling, log rolling dogs, chopping, sawing, axe throwing, dragster chainsaw and tree climbing. Monday, Oct 8, preview the Fair free 5-7 p.m. After that, admission will be $5. Family night is Tuesday—admission is $2 for the whole family to enter. Wednesday, Oct. 10, is military night, with free entry to retired and active military and dependents. Thursday night is student night. Wear your school shirt for free entry. The school with has the most students attending will get a donation. Saturday is Kids’ Day. Beer festival to help CIC The third annual Destin Beer Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, outside the Destin Wine World in the Paradise Key shopping center. More than 300 beers will be available to sample. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis. The event will also offer various culinary stations, a VIP Tent, live entertainment and a merchandise booth. Some of the biggest names in the craft brewing industry will exhibit. Admission is $35 per person for advance tickets and $40 day of the event. VIP tickets are $50 in advance and $60 day of. Tickets can be purchased online at destinbeerfestival.com or at any Wine World location. Info, to sponsor, or to volunteer, 269-2909. Rosary Rally The 2012 Public Square Rosary Rally will be held Oct, 13, noon, at 208 Partin Drive, Niceville, sponsored by America Needs Fatima, in front of the City Hall complex. It will last about 45 minutes. Info: 835-2323. Harry The Dirty Dog The Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College will present “Harry the Dirty Dog ” Friday, Oct. 19, 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. Admission is $6, regardless of age. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, call 7296065 or email House Manager Delores Merrill at merrilld@nwfsc.edu Reservations are also accepted at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box office at 729-6000. 25th annual Powwow slated The 25th annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow is being presented by Eglin Air Force Base and the Thunderbird Intertribal Council at the Mullet Festival Grounds in Niceville, Nov. 2-4. The first day features Children’s Day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All area school children are invited to participate with hands-on demonstrations by the Indian Temple Mound, Eglin Archeological, Valparaiso Heritage Museum, just to name a few. The entire event will feature Native American dancers, drummers, and craft demonstrations. The main powwow runs from 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with closing ceremonies at 4 p.m. This is an alcohol-free event for the entire family with Native American vendors, dancers, food, singing, entertainment. Yule of Yesteryear The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will present the Yule of Yesteryear, a traditional holiday celebration, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a Victorian Tea at 1:30 p.m., as well as Christmas shopping with craft vendors, Christmas choirs and food vendors, crafts for kids, and pictures with Santa. Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive  Niceville  678-2514 Bluewater Orthopedics is proud to announce their newest surgeon, BRADLEYGOEKE, M.D. Dr. Goeke combines state of the art orthopedic skill with compassionate care. 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Hardwood floors, custom cabinets in Kitchen. Many extras. 5 Bedroom, 4/1 bath. 2,675 sq. ft. $290,000.NEED SOMEONE TO WORK THROUGH YOUR SHORT SALES WITH YOU? CALL JANE CALL Jane Rainwater: (850) 897-1101 1-888-390-4450 PENDING

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Air Force Airman Christopher S. Hawkins graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Hawkins is the son of Sandi Hawkins of Coleman Hill Road, Rockvale, Tenn., and grandson of Hubert Jones of Niceville. He is a 2011 graduate Eagleville High School. *** Air Force Lt. Col. Charles W. Douglass has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution. The 10-month curriculum of the Army’s senior officer school is designed to prepare and train officers of all the U.S. military branches of service, foreign military officers, as well as senior civilian officials of federal agencies, to serve in top-level command and staff positions with the U.S. Armed Forces worldwide. Douglass has served in the military for 19 years. He is the son of Charles Douglass of Choctawhatchee Drive, Niceville. Douglass graduated in 1988 from Niceville Senior High School, and received a bachelor’s degree in 1992 from Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va. He also earned a master’s degree in 2003 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach. *** Navy Seaman Recruit Laurence D. Johnson son of Ellen C. and Neville E. Johnson of Niceville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Johnson completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ‘’Navy’’ flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor. Johnson is a 2012 graduate of Niceville High School. Three Niceville High School students are among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Katherine Ammon, Georgia Pearce and Sabrina Valenti have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. Katherine Ammon, a senior at Niceville High School, is a member of the National Honor Society, the Junior Classical League, the International Thespian Society and she volunteers with Edge Elementary School’s music department. She has been recognized in statewide Greek and theater competitions. Katherine recently received a 2012 Achievement Award for Superior Writing from the National Council of Teachers of English. She was also selected to study pharmacology at Vanderbilt University this past summer. Katherine’s college choices include Stetson, Vanderbilt, Emory and the University of Florida. She is enrolled in three Advanced Placement and two AICE courses at Niceville High School. Georgia Pearce, a senior at Niceville High School, is a member of National Honor Society, Junior Classical League, Academic Team, Key Club and Psychology Club. She was also a member of the winning team of the Cox Cable Communications Academic Tournament this past January and qualified for the AllCounty Academic Team in November. Georgia has played the piano since third grade, winning several awards, and is a company dancer at the Ballet Conservatory. She was selected as the regional representative for the U.S. Naval Academy STEM program. Georgia has achieved both Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude recognition in the National Latin Exam, and she is an AP Scholar with Distinction. She is enrolled in five Advanced Placement courses and one AICE course at Niceville High School. Sabrina Valenti, a senior at Niceville High School, is the flute section leader in the Eagle Pride Marching Band and performs with the wind ensemble. She is also a member of Flutes Furioso at NWFSC. She is the captain of the Academic Team and has competed in the Commissioner’s Academic Challenge the past two years with the All-County Academic Team. Also, Sabrina was the only junior at Niceville High School to be recognized as a National AP Scholar from the May 2012 AP testing session. In addition to holding a part-time job, she helps her fellow students by volunteering her time for tutoring sessions and flute lessons. Sabrina is enrolled in five Advanced Placement courses at Niceville High School. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is a notfor-profit organization that operates without government assistance. It was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence. Students qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT during their junior year of high school. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON NicevilleINSURANCEAGENCY www.nicevilleinsurance.com P r o t e c t i n g Y o u r B u s i n e s s . Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. You can count on us. Safe. Sound. Secure. 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Page B-4 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 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 midWalton 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 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 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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 Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 Obituary John A. RattiganIn Memory of my beloved Husband, Sgt. 1st Class John A. Rattigan. Date of Birth: Oct. 28, 1939. Date of Death: Aug. 12, 2012. Forever: Your Renata, with all friends and family. We miss you so very much.Catholic Charities to launch service for employmentIn an effort to provide help and hope to Florida Panhandle individuals and families who were adversely affected by the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in 2010, Executive Director Mark Dufva of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida (CCNWFL) announced a new jobs initiative known as Spirit Works. Dufva said the overall goal is to mitigate the negative impact of the oil spill disaster by providing services to 4,000 individuals across the region. Ultimately, the program’s goal is to help clients remain housed and employed with sufficient household income and remain psychologically healthy for successful daily living. The program is available to residents in Okaloosa and six other coastal counties. Dufva said Spirit Works is a client-centered program that utilizes a holistic approach to support those needing sustainable employment through livable wages in these seven counties. This innovative solution, funded by a grant from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, offers employment-skills training; case management; job placement services; on-going support sessions; mental health counseling and assistance securing other community resources. Spirit Works operates with a five-person team of professionals: a case manager, job coach, job placement specialist, counselor and support personnel across Catholic Charities regional offices in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Panama City. Clients participating in and receiving services with the Spirit Works’ programs are required to actively seek and eventually secure employment. Dufva said, “Our ultimate aim is sustainable workforce development: to restore security and empower individuals to return to work, whether in the service industry, other growth industries in the region or through access of job retraining in partnership with local workforce boards and community colleges.” To apply for career assistance through Spirit Works, calls are accepted in Fort Walton Beach from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at 244-2825. Through this effort, Northwest Florida State College will offer a new welding program leading to industry certification and direct entry into the workforce. Students earning this credential will also be prepared to enter the college’s new A.S. degree program in engineering technology. All colleges in the consortium will focus on the same area— welding—as an identified area of employment need/growth among the region’s defense contractors and industries from Pascagoula to Panama City (as well as nationwide). The program will combine a mobile welding laboratory containing simulation technology with video conferencing between campus locations to bring this opportunity to students throughout the college’s service area. In addition, the program will partner with businesses needing to provide onsite training to employees. GRANTFrom page B-1 Caf signs on to back CIC tourneyCarla Musgrove, Children In Crisis development director, and Natalie Rodriguez, CIC volunteer/events director, watch as Mario Mardones, general manager, Tommy Bahama Caf, receives a certificate of appreciation from Ken Hair, president and CEO of Children in Crisis. For the fifth year, Tommy Bahama Tropical Caf will be a major sponsor for the Sugar Sands Charity Golf Classic, benefiting Children in Crisis. All proceeds will help feed and clothe the abused, neglected and abandoned children of our community. Rocky Bayou Christian School’s Mu Alpha Theta club announces the officers for the 2012-2013 school year: president—Timothy Sung (12th); vice president—Audrey Stevens (12th); secretary— Shiloh Johns (12th); chaplain—Trever Knie (10th); historian—Savannah West (12th); and web/quiz master—Connor Lynch (11th). These officers began their duties with the first meeting of the year, held Sept. 10, with 26 students in attendance. Mu Alpha Theta is a national mathematics honor society. Rocky Bayou’s Mu Alpha Theta club members gain membership to both the national and state Mu Alpha Theta organizations. RBCS Mu Alpha Theta focuses on preparing for math competitions, serving the community, and training students to serve Christ with all of their talents. For the 2012-2013 school year, the club plans to continue its fall and spring tutoring service projects, extending these to include ACT and SAT test preparation. The sessions will be announced by press release. Contact club sponsor Carla Alldredge at alldredgec@rbcs.org for more information. Mu Alpha Theta execs listed at Rocky St. Paul Lutheran schedules ‘Hymn Festival’ Oct. 14St. Paul Lutheran Church will celebrate music and the Reformation, leading up to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Martin Luther felt so strongly about music as a gift from God that he considered it second only to theology. People needed to hear the Gospel in their own language. People needed to sing of this faith with familiar songs in their own language. Congregations needed a new style of music to express their faith and the “chorale” was born. This has led to 500 years of Christian hymns in every language and musical style sung by churches of all denominations. On Sunday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church will celebrate this heritage of Christian Song with a “Hymn Festival: Celebrating 500 Years of the Church’s Song.” Some hymns, such as “A Mighty Fortress,” will remind people of the Reformation and the tradition of singing chorales. Some, such as “Children of the Heavenly Father,” will recall the Scandinavian heritage of many American Lutherans. Some, like “Jesus Loves Me,” will remind us of great theological truths taught to children.” And some, such as “Amazing Grace,” will show the influence of American folk music. Some hymns have been borrowed from other traditions but are now very much a part of Lutheran worship, such as “What a Fellowship.” Newer hymns from Lutheran hymn-writers and hymns from other countries where the Lutheran church is growing and spreading the Gospel will be sung. The public is welcome.St. Paul Lutheran Church, Niceville, will have a “Hymn Festival” Sunday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. Students test for proteinRocky Bayou Christian School sixth graders Nicholas Bowers and Madison Stubblefield test the amount of protein in a substance in their science class. They used biuret solution, which will turn a substance pink or a violet color if there is protein. They found that six of the 11 substances they used did have protein, such as, tuna, coconut milk, egg white, egg yolk, flour, and even contact solution.

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Washer/Dryer Tech needed for 2 day work week. $15.00 per hour, paid weekly, starting Oct. 1st. Retired military highly encouraged to apply. Call: 915-490-5895. Email: fiesta1@flash.net Fax: 915-772-8304 “So Stinkin Cute” whimsical gifts & happy art studio is in need of a dynamic part-time employee. Must be able to work afternoons & Saturdays. Call Donna or MJ at 2793434 Shop Manager needed in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Great pay/benefits. APPLY ONLINE www.durhamschool services.com 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. 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 leave the area effective September 21, 2012. Your medical records will remain at White Wilson. Requests for copies should be made to the Medical Records Department at White Wilson. Dr. Maily Creamer will leave the area effective Septmeber 21, 2012. Your medical records will remain at White Wilson. Requests for copies should be made to the Medical Records Department at White Wilson. 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. September 29, 7:30 a.m., Swift Creek Community, MultiFamily. Services Help Wanted Yard Sales Legal Notices Help Wanted Help Wanted Legal Notices Help Wanted Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Office Space Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Help Wanted Help Wanted Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. The Beacon’sReal Estate Marketplace“Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!”Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON CLASSIFIEDS Beacon "Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!" CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOURBEACON CLASSIFIED AD! Please write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20¢. Attach more paper if needed. MAIL : Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. DROP IN : The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center Office hours: 8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. E-MAIL : Classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. We will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.) BEACON CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE 2:00 P.M. 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SEE NEWS HAPPENING? Call the Beacon Newspapers at 678-1080. By....Coming soon to a neighborhood near YOU!SOLDCarriage Hills Realty, Inc. (850) 678-51781821 John Sims Parkway  Niceville, FL 32578 www.CarriageHills.com  REALTOR@CarriageHills.com REALTOR 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SF PRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE For more information call897-6464 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 CCB Career Opportunity CCB Community Bank currently has the following career opportunity available in the Andalusia, Opp and Niceville locations: IT Manager (Andalusia, AL) Successful applicants must have:  A two year college/technical degree and/or work related experience with software, PC hardware and network technology.  Microsoft and/or Cisco certification preferred.  Ten years of IT work experience (in banking preferred).  Working knowledge of networks, computer operations, mainframes, microcomputers and software applications.  Demonstrated analytic, written and oral communications skills.  Five years of managerial experience.  Well developed interpersonal skills and data processing experience required.  A background and criminal investigation is required.  Closing date for online applications October 20, 2012. 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Wednesday, Sept. 26 Ruckel -Bruner, cross country, 4 Lewis @Shoal River, cross country, 4 Destin @Meigs, cross country, 4 Lewis -Baker, volleyball, 4 Destin @Liza Jackson, volleyball, 4 Ruckel @Meigs, cross country, 4 Thursday, Sept. 27 Ruckel @Pryor, football, 6:30 Destin -Meigs, football, 6:30 Ruckel -Bruner, football, 6:30 NHS -FWB, golf (Rocky Bayou Country Club) Friday, Sept. 28 NHS @Choctaw, football, 7 RBCS @St. John’s Country Day, football, 6 Friday-Sunday, Sept. 28-30 NHS @flrunners.com invitational, cross country, Titusville Monday, Oct. 1 Ruckel -Liza Jackson, volleyball, 4 Destin @Shoal River, volleyball, 4 Tuesday, Oct. 2 NHS @Choctaw, golf (OaksFWB), 3 BE A C O N SP O R T SBE A C O N SPO R T S The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-6 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Schedule 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 Hole-in-oneCongratulations to Ruckel Middle School student Patrick Poate, who aced the 17th hole at Kelly Plantation during the ECJGT 4 -Ball Championship. The ace helped him and partner Thomas Ponder to shoot a winning score of 68 in the 12-13 age division. Running to beat cancerThe seventh annual Twin-Cities Relay for Life 5K/Mile Fun Run was held Sept. 15 at Lewis School in Valparaiso. Winners in the Men s division (above) and Women s division (below) will be published in a later issue. Proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society.



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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent During brief final public hearings last week, the East Niceville and North Bay fire commissions confirmed their budgets and millage rates for fiscal year 2013, which begins Oct. 1. In both cases, the tax rates approved for next year were the same as this year's. The East Niceville commission on Sept. 19 gave final approval to a budget of $785,090 and a millage rate of 2.37. On the same date, the North Bay commission confirmed its previously planned budget of $1,954,520 and millage rate of 2.35. Millage rates are the amount of property tax paid by property owners on each $1,000 of appraised, taxable value of their property, after homestead exemptions and other discounts. For example, at the recently approved rates, a homeowner in North Bay whose home is appraised at $200,000 will pay $470 in property tax to the fire district, in addition to other property taxes to such entities as Okaloosa County and the Okaloosa School District. Homeowners in East Niceville will pay $474 in property tax on a house of the same appraised value. The East Niceville Fire District provides fire protection and emergency medical responses in the unincorporated area between the eastern city limits of Pushing through snakeinfested watersHighway seen on scheduleBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Okaloosa County Commission was briefed last week on the local threat of West Nile virus, two cases of which have been reported this summer in the county. Okaloosa County Public Health Director Karen Chapman and county public works environmental regulatory manager Scott Henson discussed some facts and common myths about the potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease. The West Nile virus, said Chapman, is a disease usually found in birds and transmitted from bird to bird by mosquitoes. Occasionally, a mosquito may bite an infected bird, and then bite a human, transmitting the illness to the human. Fortunately, she said, the virus cannot be transmitted from one person to another by mosquitoes or by person-to-person contact. Thus far, said Henson, there have been two human cases of West Nile in Okaloosa County. There have been two deaths from West Nile so far this year in Florida, and 134 nationwide. An outbreak this year in Texas, centered on Dallas, has been blamed for at least 55 deaths in that state alone. Chapman said West Nile, which can produce symptoms ranging from mild flu-like symptoms to serious illness or death, is one of several mosquito-borne illnesses that can occur in Florida, including Residents warned on West Nile virusOkaloosa bolsters mosquito program 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 26, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 3 Inserts Beacon photo by Kenneth Books Jose Santiago and Tina Gaza of Wyle Laboratories, Niceville, work on landscaping at Twin Cities Pavilion Sept. 19 as part of the Niceville/Valparaiso Day of Caring, sponsored by the United Way. Nearly 100 volunteers gathered at Turkey Creek for breakfast, then performed landscaping at Covenant Hospice, Children s Advocacy Center and the Pavilion. They also painted a physical education wall at Bluewater Bay Elementary.Volunteers serve in Day of Caring The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wed., 10:30 a.m. An Alzheimers support group will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and respite care is available. Info: 478-7790 or visit Thursday, 6 p.m. If youre thinking about buying an e-reader or need help checking out ebooks and audiobooks, the Niceville Librarys technology petting zoo is for you. Free. Saturday, 4:30 p.m. The Emerald Coast Autism Center will kick off its new fundraising campaign The ONE with a 5K in Valparaisos Glen Argyle Park The race will wind along the bayou on Bayshore Drive and end with a post-race party at Tucker Dukes Lunchbox featuring food, beverages and a live band. Registration is $35. Call 279-3000. Tues., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn the art of hand knitting at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida Students will learn basic knitting stitches and create their own scarf. The cost is $20 or $15 for museum members. Space is limited. Preregistration required. Call 678-2615. Calendar, B-2 COMINGUP2 fire districts tax rates unchangedBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent During a pair of meetings last week, the Niceville City Council gave final approval to the municipal budget and property tax millage rate for the coming year. Councilman Dan Henkel dissented from a 4-1 vote to raise the tax rate. The city budget for fiscal year 2013, which begins Oct. 1, will total $31,577,160. That figure includes a general fund budget of $13,737,670, a sanitation budget of $2,909,400, a water and sewer budget of $13,499,090 and $1,431,000 for storm water management. The citys property tax millage rate will be 3.7, or 2 percent more than the rolled back rate of 3.6278, at which the city would have collected the same revenue as during the current fiscal year. The new rate is up 1.4 percent from this year's rate. At a millage rate of 3.7, Niceville property owners will pay $3.70 in city 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 home in Niceville appraised at a taxable value of $200,000 will pay $740 in property tax to the city, in addition to other property taxes to such entities as the Okaloosa School District. In addition, said City Clerk Dan Doucet, Niceville senior citizens over age 65 whose adjusted income is below a certain amount are allowed a $50,000 exemption Please see RATES, page A-2 Please see COUNCIL, page A-5 Centers for Disease ControlCounties with confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Florida are shown in pink. Okaloosa County has 2, Walton County, 1. Florida cases in 2013 total 41, including two deaths, as of Sept. 18. Nationwide, 3,142 cases have been recorded this year, including 134 deaths. Please see VIRUS, page A-2 Dan Henkel By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Progress continues on or slightly ahead of schedule in building the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector, said project engineer James VanSteenburg during the Sept. 20 meeting of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA) board of directors, held in Niceville. One director said workers have spotted so many venomous water snakes along the path of the tollway that they have named some streams after the reptiles. VanSteenburg, of HDR Engineering, the firm managing the construction project, said the estimated completion date is currently Jan. 5, 2014, ahead of the contracted completion date of Feb. 5 of that year. That would also be much earlier than the "spring 2014" promised in roadside signs recently erected by the authority. The Mid-Bay Bridge Connector will be a new toll road connecting the existing toll plaza at the north end of the Mid-Bay Bridge with State Road 85, just north of Niceville. The connector currently links the bridge with State Road 20 and Range Road. Please see BRIDGE, page A-6 Valp. millage up 11%, A-5.Niceville raises its millage rate

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In other business the East Niceville Fire Commission agreed to move the date of their next regular meeting to 7 p.m, Oct. 15, to avoid a conflict with the Columbus Day national holiday. RATESFrom page A-1 No matter how cautious I am, accidents are right around the corner. Trust our experts with your orthopedic emergencies. tt ndooGaccidents ar er ho t No mat eraos,swenound the cor ight are r accidents ar w cautious I am, er ho rt depoh t r oym ner r. ound the cor w cautious I am, rt .s t r epxecid xpert physicians and nur e nemecalper sniartsmorF Orthopedic eadyr dnaretneC fatsREehT eady 24/7. ses r xpert physicians and nur veaheW.llatiodew,st nkotsraetdnaskaerb,s our f oone is e car Orthopedic latipsoHseitiCniwT caeBnotlaWtroFtasff eady 24/7. f omaetave p ihdnaeen specialties. s yawlaera l acideMhc orthopedic emerg our rust T encies. orthopedic emerg ywith xperts eour encies. our y malaria and dengue fever, although those diseases are now rare in Florida. Chapman said the best ways to protect oneself from such diseases is to avoid mosquito bites, by wearing long pants and shirt sleeves when outdoors, staying indoors in morning or evening dusk, when mosquitoes are most active, and by wearing insect repellents containing DEET. The health director also advised eliminating standing water around ones home, such as may be found in clogged roof gutters, pet drinking bowls, or flower pots, as these are places where mosquitoes may breed. Henson said the county is doing wide-area spraying to kill mosquitoes. He also said that county residents may occasionally see spray trucks in their own neighborhoods during the early morning or evening hours. He said that if the spray truck operator sees people outdoors on a street, he must turn off the spray machine until they have passed by. Therefore, said Henson, it is best for people who spot an approaching spray truck to immediately go indoors and remain there until the truck has passed, so as not to interrupt the spraying or expose themselves to insecticide. Chapman said that although late summer is the peak season for West Nile, the expected lower temperatures of autumn are likely to reduce cases of the illness. She said drops of about 10 degrees in daily temperatures can greatly reduce mosquito numbers and activity. Endemic to parts of Africa, West Nile virus was first diagnosed in the in the U.S. in 1999. Most people infected with the virus don't get sick at all. Of those who do, many experience flu-like symptoms and get well on their own. A small proportion die from the disease, for which there is no specific treatment, nor a vaccine. Exposure to the virus results in immunity from future infections, according to health officials. In other business during the county commission meeting Sept. 18 in Fort Walton Beach, Doug Darling and John Wayne Smith, of the Florida Association of Counties, briefed the commission on plans for a Restore Act Consortium of representatives from Gulf Coast counties. They said they hope to establish such a consortium by Oct. 1. The consortium will help federal officials allocate settlement funds from the BP oil spill among the 23 coastal counties whose economies were affected by the spill. Airports director Greg Donovan showed slides of a new, $259,000 bomb detecting and baggage moving system at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport. He also showed photos of the main parking lot at the airport, which is planned for renovation. Both projects are being funded with federal tax money, he said. County paramedics Tamra Franklin and Richea Driskell were given awards for heroism, because of their rescue of a Niceville man who had become trapped under a fallen tree and attacked by yellow jackets from a disturbed nest. 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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Work has begun to build two new docks at North Light Marina. The structures will extend as far as 328 feet into Boggy Bayou, increasing the number of mooring slips. During a meeting Sept. 11, the Niceville City Council approved the work, overruling fears by neighbors that the structures will be too long. The council acted after hearing a presentation from attorney Jeff McGinnis, representing Ozean Marine, the company headed by Joe Winkler, and which owns the North Light Marina, located between Boggy Bayou and the intersection of John Sims Parkway and State Road 85 North in downtown Niceville. According to a drawing presented by McGinnis during the meeting, two new docks, known as Dock B and Dock C, are being replaced. The marina will have four docks, including the current fueling pier, when the work is done. The longest of these will be Dock C, extending about 328 feet from shore, depending on water levels, which can vary somewhat with tides and weather conditions. Dock B will be 261 feet. The existing Dock A is 180 feet. McGinnis also showed satellite photos of earlier docks that were in place when the marina was owned by another company, and when the longest dock extended 395 feet from the shoreline. McGinnis said the current city code only allows docks of up to 200 feet, thus requiring a council-approved exception for the new docks, even though they will be shorter than what was there before. On Monday, North Light Marina Director Mark Waltman said that when his company took over the marina, the old docks had been damaged by Hurricane Ivan and were not suitable for repair, except for the refueling pier that still stands next to Dock A. Dock A, he said, was rebuilt in the spring of 2010. Docks B and C are now being rebuilt. Waltman said the new docks will serve two purposes. The first will be to reach a greater depth of water, allowing larger boats to be kept in wet slips at the marina. The second purpose is to allow longer walkways that will act as bridges over seagrass beds near the shoreline, before reaching the first boat slips along the docks. This, he said, will help preserve the seagrass beds, which protect the shoreline from erosion and also serve as shelter and breeding areas for small fish and other marine creatures. At the city council meeting, McGinnis also said that existing docks at the site of the former Giuseppi's restaurant already extend up to 395 feet into the bayou at a place where more boat and barge traffic occurs than at the end of the bayou where North Light is located. McGinnis said North Lights plans had already been approved by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and by the Army Corps of Engineers, that the marina is obtaining a Florida Clean Marina certification, and that the marina is active in planting and maintaining the shore grass beds in and around the docks. He said that previous plans to include dock space for personal watercraft such as jet skis had been dropped from the dock extension plan. He said the new docks will provide space for an additional 16 new slips at the marina, for a total of 55, slightly more than the 48 slips that existed when the previous owners were in charge. Included in the plan, he said, will be a slip for the City of Nicevilles planned new fire and rescue boat. Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin said that in 1991, when the previous marina was in operation at the same location, the city code allowed docks of up to 300 feet, longer then the currently-allowed 200 feet. McGinnis said that the board of directors of the homeowners association for the Water Oaks town home development next door to North Light Marina had reviewed and approved the dock plan during August, and had approved the plan by a vote of 4 to 2. Following McGinnis presentation, about a dozen residents of the Water Oaks community, which includes private docks for each of its units, spoke against North Lights plan, and presented the council with a petition opposing the project. Those speaking against the dock extension said their homeowners association had no right to approve the dock plan on their behalf, although Niceville City Attorney Dixie Powell replied that as elected representatives of the homeowners, the board of directors does have that legal authority. Some of the protesting homeowners expressed concern that the proposed longer docks will be a hazard to water skiers in the area, will increase the likelihood of oil spillage from boats, and may interfere with kayakers and canoers near the north end of the bayou. Other people spoke in favor of the dock extension. The treasurer of the Water Oaks HOA The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, September 26, 2012 Page A-3 (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 ~DuringthemonthofSeptember~KeratinTreatments$20off Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Oak Creek Shopping Center Niceville 678-1593 www.bayoubookcompany.com Somebody's Mother's Chocolate Sauceis an all natural, chocolate dessert treat that everyone seems to like! Contains no high fructose corn syrup, additives, or preservatives. 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Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from September 17, 2012 through September 23, 2012. 0 Structure Fire24 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn8 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET ...............................................SITUATION ...................DATE ..................TIME E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/17/12...............02:06 SR 85 N................................................False call.......................9/17/12...............08:30 Reeves St.............................................Medical..........................9/17/12...............11:53 Hill Lane................................................Good intent....................9/17/12...............18:39 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/17/12...............19.38 22 nd Street...........................................Medical..........................9/18/12...............05:17 23 rd Street............................................Medical..........................9/18/12...............10:10 N. Partin Dr...........................................Medical..........................9/19/12...............06:09 W. John Sims Pkwy.............................Medical..........................9/19/12...............14:39 S. Partin Dr...........................................Lock out.........................9/19/12...............14:40 N. Partin Dr...........................................Medical..........................9/19/12...............20:41 Reeves St.............................................Medical..........................9/20/12...............03:17 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Vehicle crash.................9/20/12...............06:30 N. Partin Dr...........................................Medical..........................9/20/12...............06:50 Linden Ave............................................Medical..........................9/20/12...............07:43 Rum Still Cir..........................................Smoke scare.................9/20/12...............08:33 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/20/12...............08:57 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/20/12...............12:11 SR 85 N................................................Cancelled.......................9/20/12...............14:35 Regatta Dr............................................Medical..........................9/20/12...............20:50 SR 123..................................................Cancelled.......................9/20/12...............23:13 Marina Cove Dr....................................Cancelled.......................9/21/12...............18:48 27 th Street............................................Medical..........................9/21/12...............20:14 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/22/12...............14:54 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/22/12...............16:28 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/22/12...............17:24 Yacht Club Dr.......................................Cancelled.......................9/22/12...............19:38 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/22/12...............20:43 Government Ave..................................Medical..........................9/22/12...............23:32 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical..........................9/23/12...............06:05 27 th Street............................................Medical..........................9/23/12...............15:50 Goldenrod Court..................................Medical..........................9/23/12...............16:48 Reeves St.............................................Medical..........................9/23/12...............19:45 Weekly Safety Tip: Have your stove-top checked annually to be sure it is working properly. Be careful when using things that get hot such as curling irons, ovens, irons, lamps and heaters. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from September 17, 2012 through September 23, 2012. Street .......................................... Situation .........................................Date .................Time Muirfield Dr.................................Unintentional transmission.............9/17/12.............23:38 Hwy. 20 E...................................Vehicle accident..............................9/18/12.............06:43 N. White Point Rd......................Smoke detector activation.............9/19/12.............06:06 Parkwood Lane..........................Dispatched & cancelled.................9/19/12.............18:07 N. Lakeshore Dr.........................Animal problem...............................9/20/12.............00:39 Chadwick Lane..........................EMS call..........................................9/20/12.............00:46 N. White Point Rd......................Medical assist.................................9/20/12.............16:02 N. White Point Rd......................Medical assist.................................9/21/12.............10:36 In Choctawhatchee Bay............Watercraft rescue...........................9/21/12.............18:49 Baywind Dr.................................Medical assist.................................9/22/12.............04:55 W. Parkwood Lane....................Medical alarm activation................9/22/12.............06:19 Parkwood Lane..........................Unintentional transmission.............9/22/12.............16:30 Windrush Dr................................Service call......................................9/22/12.............20:30 Southwind Dr. & Bluewater.......Vehicle accident..............................9/22/12.............22:51 Cat Mar Road.............................EMS call..........................................9/22/12.............23:58 Birkdale Circle............................EMS call..........................................9/23/12.............01:31 S. Dominica Circle.....................Medical assist.................................9/23/12.............18:54 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. Longer docks are approved despite some opposition NEWSPAPER DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDEDEarn 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 drivers 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) Beacon photo by Mike Griffith North Light Marina, Niceville, is rebuilding two of its four docks, after having obtained city permission to extend as far as 328 feet, far beyond the 200 feet specified by land-use rules.Fire Department Reports Please see DOCKS, page A-5

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-4 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 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. We can restyle it.That old ring you never wear...Mike TarbuckJeweler ~ Owner Diamond Worksinc. Park Place Plaza | 323 Page Bacon Rd. | Mary Esther | 850-244-5252DiamondWorksJewelry.com Locally owned 18 yearsCorner of Partin & John Sims A name you can trust JIMSMITHOwner678-5999 ofFIREARMSSELECTIONLARGE JEWELRY REPAIR WE BUY GOLD, SILVER AND FIREARMS THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithDonna Franke, 52, Santa Rosa Beach, business owner Carlton Detweiler, 27, Niceville, merchandising I do. Ill finish my associates degree this year, and begin my bachelors in social work at Florida State. I hope so. I hope that prices for groceries and gas will go down in the next four years. I hope for it. I really believe it all depends on this election. Yes. I just got a new job, and plan on bettering my future for my family. Yes, I have faith I will be better off in four years. We can only get better. Yes. I hope to find a better job.Do you expect to be better off in four years than you are now?Tatiana Pfeiffer, 55, Niceville, disabled Location: Kmart Aaron Bratcher, 21, DeFuniak Springs, self-employed Wendy Francis, 53, Niceville, teacher Paige Demara, 18, Niceville, bank tellerWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. Campbell back at work in Niceville By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent James Campbell, who was removed last week as an Okaloosa County commissioner following his arrest, remains on the Niceville city payroll in his longstanding post of recreation director. "I took a couple of days off to get over this, but now I'm back on the job," Campbell said Tuesday. "I have enough vacation time accumulated that I could have just walked away and retired, but that wouldn't be the right thing to do." Campbell last week was suspended by Gov. Rick Scott from his position as an Okaloosa County commissioner, District 5, after Campbell was arrested Sept. 17 on charges of official misconduct and perjury. "I have received tremendous support from the city manager and my fellow city employees," since his arrest, Campbell said. Campbell, 64, of Niceville, said he will retire from his city position on Oct. 25, as previously planned. After that, he said, "I had planned to do some hunting and fishing, play some golf, and take care of 'honey-dos.' I hope I'll still be able to do all that." He said he is also planning to help operate a fish market in Valparaiso, in which he is a partner with Matt Willingham. Campbell has been employed by the city of Niceville since 1975. He is paid $30.89 an hour, and works about 40 hours a week, according to City Clerk Dan Doucet. Campbell was elected to the county commission eight years ago, and reelected four years ago. He did not run for reelection this year. Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin said Tuesday that Campbell remains on the payroll as Niceville's recreation and public relations director. According to an arrest affidavit from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Campbell allegedly failed to report to the state his income from collecting commissions for soliciting sponsors for the annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival in Niceville. 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 Tickets can be purchased in advance in the Athletic Office. Drive-ins always welcome day of car wash.Come support your girls basketball team!$5.00 per ticketSat., Sept. 29, 2012 9:00 AM-3:00 PM AutoZone Parking Lot 193 John Sims Pkwy. NicevilleROCKY BAYOU GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM James Campbell

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said the meeting at which the plan was approved was advertised to Water Oaks homeowners in advance, but that no one presented a petition against it at that time, and that most of the current opponents did not attend the Aug. 17 meeting at which the plan was approved. Other supporters of the dock extension included a boat owner who uses the marina, and a chef who operates a restaurant there, as well as a nearby business owner, all of whom said they expect the new docks to provide more storage space for boat owners who do not have waterfront property or docks of their own, and that this will, in turn, help to stimulate the local economy by attracting more boaters to Niceville. Marina owner Joe Winkler said 20 percent of the new slips will be for temporary users, such as people who bring their boats to the marina for brief or overnight stays, to eat at the restaurant, or to refuel or obtain repairs and other services from the marina. After hearing from both sides, the city council voted unanimously to approve the dock construction. Councilman Bill Smith said the project had been approved after numerous studies by FDEP and the Corps of Engineers, that the city had never denied a dock extension permit before, and that the overall impact of the new docks on the city will be positive. Councilman Bill Schaetzle said, I have talked to everyone involved, and that by approving the project, he and other council members are trying to do the right thing. from city property tax, in addition to the regular homestead exemption. The exemption is not automatic, however. An eligible recipient must apply for it annually. Doucet said that 102 Niceville residents have applied for the seniors exemption. He said the citys seniors exemption could potentially save a property owner up to $182.50 in property tax. He said the seniors exemption has been in effect in Niceville for about 10 years. During the final budget hearings, City Councilman Dan Henkel cast the lone dissenting vote against the 3.70 millage rate. Among other local taxing entities, Henkel said, Only us and Valparaiso are asking for an increase. The entire nation, said Henkel, is facing a fiscal cliff, and with local citizens facing the prospect of higher federal taxes for such programs as national health care and the possibility of military spending cuts affecting the local economy, I cannot support this. Doucet said that the city administration has made budget cuts for the coming year, and also dipped into the citys reserve funds to make ends meet, but that some cost increases, such as for city employee health insurance, have been unavoidable. He said the budget hike from the previous level of 3.65 only adds about $10 to the property taxes of a typical Niceville homeowner. What is the boundary, replied Henkel, for too much? The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, September 26, 2012 Page A-5 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! 4.1 HOURS broken armat other ERs COUNCILFrom page A-1 F F A A L L L L S S O O R R R R E E L L L L I I S S A A L L E E ALL SORRELLI20% OFFSEPT. 28 & 29 FRI. & SAT. ONLYIts aGirl Thing Its aGirl Thing998 S Ferdon Blvd. Crestview, FL 32536 683-9944 1124 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, FL 32578 897-GIRLTwo locations to serve you: Were Grillin Steamin & Fryin Locations in Florida Alabama and MississippiBuy 1 Specialty Dish, Platter or Basket & Getwith Purchase of 2 BeveragesNot valid with any other discount or coupon. Must present this coupon. No computer print outs or photo copies permitted. Good thru 10/8/12.1FREE www.shrimpbasket.com By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent A memorial service was held yesterday for Larry Shane Patrick, 27, Niceville, who was killed in a singlecar crash on State Road 123, just north of State Road 85, Thursday night. According to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol, Patrick was at the wheel when his car, traveling north on State Road 123 where the northbound lanes of S.R. 123 were transitioning from two lanes to one, left the roadway at about 11:15 p.m. Patrick apparently failed to maintain control of his 2006 Toyota Camry, and it traveled onto the eastern grass shoulder of the roadway, according to the FHP. After traveling a considerable distance through the ditch on the eastern side of the roadway, the car vaulted off a concrete culvert. It then collided with trees on the eastern side of the roadway, tumbled several times, and came to rest on the shoulder, according to the FHP. The accident report indicated that Patrick, who was alone in the vehicle, was wearing a seatbelt. According to a spokesman at Heritage Gardens Cemetery in Niceville, Patrick's funeral service was scheduled for 11 a.m. yesterday, Tuesday, at the Crossroads Church of God in Niceville. According to a published obituary, Patrick had lived in Niceville most of his life. He leaves a 2-year-old daughter. He is survived by his mother, Wanda Ella Bridges of Crestview, as well as by four siblings. According to his obituary, a fund for his daughter, Eisley, has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank under the name of Larry Shane Patrick. Niceville man dies in crash DOCKSFrom page A-3 If you want Niceville, Valparaiso, & Bluewater Bay to know, say it in the Beacon. Valparaiso hikes tax rate 11% By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso City Commission gave final approval Monday to a municipal budget of $6,957,048 and a property tax rate of 4.524 mills, up 11 percent, for fiscal year 2012-13, which begins Oct. 1. The commission also approved an acrossthe-board 2 percent pay raise for city employees. The millage remains the same as that discussed in a previous budget hearing held Sept. 4, although the budget is somewhat higher than the budget of $6,862,613 discussed at the earlier meeting. City Clerk Tammy Johnson told the Beacon the difference in budget figures was not the result of a policy change, but of reallocating some expense figures between reserve funds and other categories such as the city's general fund, storm water, streets, water and sewer, sanitation, and the city's cable TV system. At the approved millage rate of 4.524, Valparaiso property owners will pay just over $4.52 in city 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 taxable value will pay $904.80 in city property tax, in addition to their property taxes for such other taxing entities as the Okaloosa School District. The new millage rate is higher than the current, FY 2011-12 millage rate of 4.0644, at which the homeowner mentioned above pays $812.88. It is also higher than the "rolled back" millage rate of 4.0993, at which the city would collect the same amount of property tax revenue for FY 2012/13 as for FY 201112, and the above homeowner would pay $819.86. Only one citizen addressed Monday's final budget hearing. Valparaiso resident Don Caverly questioned the large amounts of "miscellaneous" funds indicated in some parts of the city budget. For example, said Caverly, the city's shop department budget shows $12,500 in miscellaneous expenditures, an amount he considers excessive. Mayor Bruce Arnold replied that "miscellaneous" expenditures show the year-long accumulation of daily expenditures for small, hard-to classify expenses that build up over the course of a year. Monday's meeting also included defeat of a motion from Commissioner Joe Morgan to give cost of living raises only to hourly wage employees of the city, but not to department heads, whom Morgan said are already well paid, while many lowerranking employees are struggling to get by in the current economy.

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The $49 million contract for the additional link between Range Road and State Road 85 North will complete the toll highway. Recent construction work on the new road has progressed faster than originally forecast, despite several days of heavy rain during August and early September, VanSteenburg said. The rain causes some erosion near the stream beds over which bridges are being built for the new road, requiring construction workers to use hand shovels to clear loose soil away from the streams by hand in order to prevent pollution of the streams by the soil. Bob Kellner, also of HDR Engineering, said this summer has produced the wettest August and September in a decade. Board member Lois Hoyt asked VanSteenburg to thank the workers involved for their efforts. She said she is aware of how difficult such work can be, especially in bridging swamps during the peak of summer heat. She also said some of the construction crews refer to parts of Rocky, Turkey and Swift creeks as Moc Creek because of the many water moccasins, a type of venomous aquatic snake, found in those areas. MBBA executive director Jim Vest told the board that bridge toll revenue was up slightly this August compared to the same month last year. He said the increased toll revenue included both cash payments and Sunpass payments, which are made automatically using transponders usually found in vehicles belonging to people who frequently use the bridge, such as commuters, delivery trucks and construction vehicles. Vest implied that this might indicate an upturn in the overall local economy, signified by more commuter and commercial traffic over the bridge. Vest said that toll revenue for August was up about 3.8 percent. He also said that he expects to see a similar increase for September, as indicated by the fact that an average of more than 20,000 vehicles crossed the bridge each day during the recent Labor Day weekend. Vest also said that there has been no further word regarding outstanding claims by the MBBA against British Petroleum for toll revenue allegedly lost as a result of reduced traffic over the bridge in the wake of the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Although the oil spill did little actual damage to local beaches, national publicity about the spill apparently caused many potential visitors to the Gulf Coast to cancel or change their vacation plans, reducing traffic over the bridge as well as other harm to the local economy. MBBA Chairman Gordon Fornell said that there have been some reports that some motorists have found it hard to merge along the existing portion of the bridge connector, between State Road 20 and the bridge, with traffic entering the connector from Lakeshore Drive east of White Point Road. Fornell said he hopes a four-way stop sign recently approved by Okaloosa County to be placed at the intersection of White Point Road and Woodlands Drive may help reduce traffic along White Point and Lakeshore. The next meeting of the MBBA board is scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 18, at Destin City Hall, 4200 Indian Bayou Trail. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 THEBAYBEACON ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Superior Residences raises awareness with Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers. Superior Residences of Niceville encourages area residents to come out and show their support in finding a cure for Alzheimers disease. The walk is on October 6th with event registration and opening ceremonies being held on the front lawn of Superiors memory care assisted living community. This will be the second Walk to End Alzheimers event to be held in Niceville. Superior has made this an annual event for our community, as we must raise awareness and help all of those dealing with the disease. There has never been a greater need for the citizens of Niceville to join in the fight against Alzheimers disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimers, says Shelley Normand, Executive Director of Superior Residences of Niceville. Funds raised will provide care and support services to the thousands of residents of Florida living with Alzheimers, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research. The Alzheimers Association started the Walk to End Alzheimers in 1989. Their goal is to educate through advocacy and support programs and services. The Walk to End Alzheimers is currently our nations largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimers care. The event will take place with walk sign-in and registration beginning at 8am and the event and opening ceremonies will begin at 9am. Food, specialty beverages along with commemorative t-shirts will all be on sale with all of the proceeds going to the Alzheimers Association. During registration all participants will be given a canvas flower pinwheel which they will write a personal message on how their lives have been affected by Alzheimers disease. These special flowers will then be planted in the promise garden. The flowers come in four different colors. Blue promise flowers represent those that have Alzheimers. Yellow flowers represent those who support or care for those that are currently suffering from the illness. Purple flowers are for those that have lost someone to the disease. Orange flowers are for those that support the cause and have a vision of a world without Alzheimers. Participants and families will have their choice in walking either a short memory lap with their loved ones on Superiors grounds or walking either a one or two mile course down Partin Drive. We just want everyone to come out, show your support and be a part of this meaningful and memorable experience, stated Elizabeth Rambow, Director of Community Relations with Superior Residences. Alzheimers is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Today an estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimers. As baby boomers continue to age, the numbers of those diagnosed with Alzheimers are expected to rise. Superior Residences of Niceville is the host for this walk. Local corporate teams have joined the Walk and given critical support through organizing efforts to raise awareness about the event. These corporate team sponsors are Superior Residences of Niceville, Synergy Home Care, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Emerald Coast Hospice, Twelve Oaks Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center, Sterling House, City of Niceville, Horizons, Home Instead, Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, Wellington Place, Niceville First Baptist Church, Peoples Home Health, Plan B, Amedisys, Comfort Keepers, Ruckell Properties, One 20 Bistro, and Destin Healthcare and Rehab. If you are interested in signing up for the event, please contact Superior Residencies of Niceville at (850) 897-2244. Please park across the street at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church. For more information on the event, you can visit the website at alz.org/walk. Superior Residencies of Niceville is located at 2300 North Partin Drive, Niceville, Florida 32578. Superior Residencies of Niceville specializes in providing care for those with Alzheimers and other dementia related illnesses. Superior is the only assisted living community in the area maintaining a licensed nurse on site 24/7 to care for their residents. For more information on Superior please call or visit their website at www.superioralf.com/niceville.php. Advertising Feature Participants show support and help raise awareness for those suffering from Alzheimer's. Residents of Niceville will be able to do their part in the first Walk to End Alzheimer's at Superior Residences of Niceville Oct. 6. Superior ResidencesWalk to End Alzheimers 2300 N. 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Watt, DOOrthopaedic Hand Surgeon Upper Extremities PediatricsAll major insurance accepted, including Tricare Eight Board Certified PhysiciansEmergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) Tammy Franklin and Richea Driskell were recognized with a HERO Award at the Sept. 18 Okaloosa County Commission meeting. The HERO Award (Humanitarian Efforts Recognized by Okaloosa County), recognizes a deed, act or event in which an employee not only goes beyond the scope of what his or her job entails, but has done something of a humanitarian or heroic nature. Franklin and Driskell have been recognized for their heroic treatment of a patient while at the same time being stung by yellow jackets. Both Tammy and Richea are to be commended for reacting in a challenging, rapid rescue in a most hazardous environment, said Public Safety Director Dino Villani. The patient was removing a tree from a residence and was positioned underneath a deck, when an accident occurred and his leg was fractured. The yellow jackets nest was disturbed in the process and the patient and EMTs were stung while removing the patient from the hard to reach decking. The homeowner said, it wasnt until the patient was in the ambulance that Tammy began taking care of her own (numerous) yellow jacket injuries. This selfless action is highly representative of the EMS Division mission statement, said Division Chief Al Herndon. We are glad the patient and EMTs are all doing fine, as a result. The HERO Award can include acts occurring outside work hours and submissions by people outside Okaloosa County staff. Above and Beyond forms are available online at okaloosafl.com or by calling the 311 Citizen Information Line for more information or to recognize an Okaloosa County employee. From left, EMS Division Chief Al Herndon; Shift Commander Darrell Wilborn, EMT Tammy Frnaklin, Public Safety Director Dino Villani, EMT Richea Driskell and County Administrator Jim Curry. Hospital auxiliary installs officersTwin Cities Hospital Auxiliary installed its 2012-2013 officers Friday, Sept. 14, during its monthly luncheon. From left): Cla ire Meade, assistant treasurer; Anne Sauceda, second vice president; Pat Willoz, treasurer; Barbara McDermott, corresponding secretary; Bobbie Humphrey, president; Bonnie McKinney, recording secretary; Mariann Johnson, first vice president. The Twin Cities Hospital Auxiliary is more than 70 members strong and is a vital part of the daily operations at Twin Cities Hospit al. If you are interested in becoming an Auxilian, call 678-4131.Northwest Florida State College will receive $1.3 million of $500 million in federal Department of Labor job training funds to expand job training through local employer partnerships. U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced last week at St. Petersburg College in central Florida, $500 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of innovative training programs. The grants are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative, which promotes skills development and employment opportunities in fields such as advanced manufacturing, transportation and health care, as well as science, technology, engineering and math careers through partnerships between training providers and local employers. The U.S. Department of Labor is implementing and administering the program in coordination with the U.S. Department of Education. Northwest Florida State College is part of a southeastern consortium of five community colleges, (the Alabama/Florida Technical Employment Network) led by George C. Wallace Community College in Dothan, Ala., that will receive a total $10,083,236.Consortium members include: Chipola College, Marianna, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Andalusia, Northwest Florida State College, and Pensacola State College. The Alabama/Florida Technical Employment Network will address a growing disconnect between the skills of available workers and the regional demand for employees with skills for advanced manufacturing jobs. Targeting trade-impacted workers as well as the regions large population of veterans, the network will focus on areas of southern Alabama and northwest Florida, where many adults have difficulty earning a family-sustaining wage. The project will use online/hybrid learning, mobile welding units, simulation technologies and open educational resources to expand learning opportunities, particularly in rural areas and small towns where access to education is especially challenging. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Fairy Tale Murder mystery Teens and tweens are invited to the Valparaiso Community Library to help solve a chilling mystery. Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale character for A Fairy Tale Murder mystery party Oct. 22, 57:30 p.m., ages 10-17. Register at eruff@valp.org or call 729-5406. UMC youth basketball Niceville United Methodist Church Youth Basketball League is registering now for ages 4 through the 10th grade. Register online at nicevilleumc.org/recreation or in person at the Community Life Center. Technology petting zoo Thinking about buying an eReader or need help checking out eBooks and audiobooks from the Niceville Librarys new Overdrive database? The Library will have Emily and Milton Branch on hand Thursday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m.-to demonstrate. The petting zoo will have eBooks available, as well as handouts with helpful instruction on downloading eBooks and audiobooks. Drop in with your questions. Registration is not required. Artwork displayed at library Native Floridian and local artist Terry Johnstons artwork will be on display at the library during September. Her vibrant acrylic paintings evoke a smile and a sense of nostalgia. They are for sale at the library as well as various other facilities throughout the community. In addition, local artist Art Bellens whimsical woodwork is on exhibit in our tabletop display case. His wood veneer pieces are beautifully made and unique. He is also willing to custom make pieces. Refuge seeks volunteers The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge is seeking volunteers for its upcoming fundraiser The Dark haunted house. Volunteers can help build the maze, design and build props, act as monsters/villains, costume design, makeup, security, much more. All hours count towards community service hours. To volunteer or for further info, email Deb at mknbkn4u@cox.net. Tutoring available at library Tutoring for high school students is available now at the Niceville Public Library, Tuesdays, 2:30-4 p.m. Appointment required. For info or to sign up, inquire at the Youth Services desk. Nicotine Anonymous If you desire to stop using nicotine, or stay stopped, join Nicotine Anonymous on Thursdays at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1800 John Sims Parkway. Info: 8974721. Bazaar vendors needed Niceville UMC World Bazaar and Benefit is seeking quality home-craft vendors for its 36th annual event Oct. 27. For information and entry forms, go to nicevilleumc.org/women/ bazaar.html or call 865-4769. Rotary golf tourney Reservations are being taken for the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Golf Tournament Oct. 11, at 1 p.m., Rocky Bayou Country Club. The golf tournament will fund scholarships for local students. The goal this year is $10,000. Corporate sponsor: $350, four player and hole sign. Individual player: $90. Hole sign only, $100. Info: Jimmie Boisjolie, 699-0045, jimgirl@cox.net, or nicevalrotary@yahoo.com. Pancakes for cheerleaders Eds Hometown Seafood and Steaks, Palm Plaza, Niceville, will host two pancake breakfasts to benefit Beach Elite All Star Cheer on Oct. 27. Tickets are $6 each and local athletes will serve breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, juice, coffee and bacon or sausage. All except the meat are unlimited. Alzheimers support group Alzheimers Family Services provides monthly support groups for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimers disease. A support group will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the First United Methodist Church, Chandler Center, 214 S. Partin Drive. The support group is free and respite care is available. Info: 478-7790 or visit AlzFamServ.org. Emerald Coast Duck Regatta Adopt a rubber duck for a $10 or higher donation and join in a day of family fun at the second annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta, hosted by the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild, Saturday, Oct. 6. About 2,500 ducks will begin their race across the Lagoon at the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Prizes will be awarded to the owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line. The event will have fun activities for the whole family, including Abrakadoodle face painters, crafts, scavenger hunts and a chance to win the $50,000 Golden Duck Prize. Admission is free. Festivities 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 Miramar Beach or online. Prizes will be awarded to the owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line. Info or to adopt a duck: emer aldcoastduckregatta.com Family movie planned The Valparaiso Community Library invites families and friends to its next Early Release Movie Day on Oct. 4, 2 p.m., for The Avengers. Drinks and snacks will be served. The film is rated PG-13. Mid-Bay Rotary Oktoberfest The Mid-Bay Rotary Clubs 18th annual Oktoberfest and Arts and Crafts Festival will be Sept. 28, from 5-10 p.m., and Sept. 29, from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The festival will be held at Winn-Dixie Plaza, Bluewater Bay. The ONE 5K The Emerald Coast Autism Center is launching its new fundraising campaign The ONE with the goal to raise funds and awareness by demonstrating how many people in the community know that ONE individual who has autism. The ECAC is kicking off The ONE campaign with a 5K in Valparaiso Sept. 29, at 4:30 p.m., at Glen Argyle Park. The race will wind along the bayou on Bayshore Drive and end with a post-race party at Tucker Dukes Lunchbox featuring food, beverages and a live band. Book and Bake sale The Fort Walton Beach Public Library will hold a Book and Bake sale Saturday, Sept. 29, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative. The sale will take place 11 a.m.3 p.m. in the library meeting room. Proceeds will go toward the Librarys purchase of e-books.. Info: 833-9590 or visit fwb.org/library. The Fort Walton Beach Library is located at 185 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach. Parking is located on First Street SE to the North and Ferry Road SE to the east. Hand knitting seminar Keep an age-old Heritage Alive, and learn the art of hand knitting at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 5:307:30 p.m. Students will learn basic knitting stitches and create their own scarf. The cost is $20 or $15 for museum members. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Call 678-2615. Walk to End Alzheimer s Join the Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers Oct. 6, at 8 a.m., at Superior Residences, Nice ville, 2300 N. Partin Drive. The Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers is the nations largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. If you would like to participate by signing up to walk on your own, or as part of a team, please contact: 897-2244, or erambow@superiorstaff.com. Explore the Outdoors Walton Outdoors will hold its Explore the Outdoors Festival Oct. 6, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Live Oak Landing, 229 Pitts Ave., Freeport. There will be fishing, boating, nature presentations, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, wildlife and nature exhibits and family fun. The festival is free. Info: WaltonOutdoors.com/explorefest. NW Florida Fair The 2012 Northwest Florida Fair will be held Oct. 8-13 at the C.H.Bull Rigdon Fairgrounds in Fort Walton Beach. The Myers International Midway will bring rides along with 4-H exhibits and shows consisting of poultry, goats and cattle. The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show features log rolling, log rolling dogs, chopping, sawing, axe throwing, dragster chainsaw and tree climbing. Monday, Oct 8, preview the Fair free 5-7 p.m. After that, admission will be $5. Family night is Tuesdayadmission is $2 for the whole family to enter. Wednesday, Oct. 10, is military night, with free entry to retired and active military and dependents. Thursday night is student night. Wear your school shirt for free entry. The school with has the most students attending will get a donation. Saturday is Kids Day. Beer festival to help CIC The third annual Destin Beer Festival will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, outside the Destin Wine World in the Paradise Key shopping center. More than 300 beers will be available to sample. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children in Crisis. The event will also offer various culinary stations, a VIP Tent, live entertainment and a merchandise booth. Some of the biggest names in the craft brewing industry will exhibit. Admission is $35 per person for advance tickets and $40 day of the event. VIP tickets are $50 in advance and $60 day of. Tickets can be purchased online at destinbeerfestival.com or at any Wine World location. Info, to sponsor, or to volunteer, 269-2909. Rosary Rally The 2012 Public Square Rosary Rally will be held Oct, 13, noon, at 208 Partin Drive, Niceville, sponsored by America Needs Fatima, in front of the City Hall complex. It will last about 45 minutes. Info: 835-2323. Harry The Dirty Dog The Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College will present Harry the Dirty Dog Friday, Oct. 19, 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. Admission is $6, regardless of age. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, call 7296065 or email House Manager Delores Merrill at merrilld@nwfsc.edu Reservations are also accepted at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box office at 729-6000. 25th annual Powwow slated The 25th annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow is being presented by Eglin Air Force Base and the Thunderbird Intertribal Council at the Mullet Festival Grounds in Niceville, Nov. 2-4. The first day features Childrens Day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All area school children are invited to participate with hands-on demonstrations by the Indian Temple Mound, Eglin Archeological, Valparaiso Heritage Museum, just to name a few. The entire event will feature Native American dancers, drummers, and craft demonstrations. The main powwow runs from 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with closing ceremonies at 4 p.m. This is an alcohol-free event for the entire family with Native American vendors, dancers, food, singing, entertainment. Yule of Yesteryear The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will present the Yule of Yesteryear, a traditional holiday celebration, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a Victorian Tea at 1:30 p.m., as well as Christmas shopping with craft vendors, Christmas choirs and food vendors, crafts for kids, and pictures with Santa. Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 Bluewater Orthopedics is proud to announce their newest surgeon, BRADLEYGOEKE, M.D. Dr. Goeke combines state of the art orthopedic skill with compassionate care. After working at Eglin Air Force Base for the past eight years, Dr. Goeke is a familiar face in a new place. Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Specializes in General Orthopedics including arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, fracture care and sports medicine. 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SOUTHERN CHARM Grand Oaks Planned Waterfront Community offers for the first time this Custom Built Home featuring water views from most rooms. Boat Slip. 2385 Sq.Ft. 3 Beds/2.5 Baths. $475,000DESTIN Short Sale! Victorian Home, built by David Meyer Builders. Hardwood floors, custom cabinets in Kitchen. Many extras. 5 Bedroom, 4/1 bath. 2,675 sq. ft. $290,000.NEED SOMEONE TO WORK THROUGH YOUR SHORT SALES WITH YOU? CALL JANE CALL Jane Rainwater: (850) 897-1101 1-888-390-4450 PENDING

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Air Force Airman Christopher S. Hawkins graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Hawkins is the son of Sandi Hawkins of Coleman Hill Road, Rockvale, Tenn., and grandson of Hubert Jones of Niceville. He is a 2011 graduate Eagleville High School. *** Air Force Lt. Col. Charles W. Douglass has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a masters degree in Strategic Studies. The college is the Armys senior educational institution. The 10-month curriculum of the Armys senior officer school is designed to prepare and train officers of all the U.S. military branches of service, foreign military officers, as well as senior civilian officials of federal agencies, to serve in top-level command and staff positions with the U.S. Armed Forces worldwide. Douglass has served in the military for 19 years. He is the son of Charles Douglass of Choctawhatchee Drive, Niceville. Douglass graduated in 1988 from Niceville Senior High School, and received a bachelors degree in 1992 from Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va. He also earned a masters degree in 2003 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach. *** Navy Seaman Recruit Laurence D. Johnson son of Ellen C. and Neville E. Johnson of Niceville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Johnson completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is Battle Stations. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly Navy flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor. Johnson is a 2012 graduate of Niceville High School. Three Niceville High School students are among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Katherine Ammon, Georgia Pearce and Sabrina Valenti have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. Katherine Ammon, a senior at Niceville High School, is a member of the National Honor Society, the Junior Classical League, the International Thespian Society and she volunteers with Edge Elementary Schools music department. She has been recognized in statewide Greek and theater competitions. Katherine recently received a 2012 Achievement Award for Superior Writing from the National Council of Teachers of English. She was also selected to study pharmacology at Vanderbilt University this past summer. Katherines college choices include Stetson, Vanderbilt, Emory and the University of Florida. She is enrolled in three Advanced Placement and two AICE courses at Niceville High School. Georgia Pearce, a senior at Niceville High School, is a member of National Honor Society, Junior Classical League, Academic Team, Key Club and Psychology Club. She was also a member of the winning team of the Cox Cable Communications Academic Tournament this past January and qualified for the AllCounty Academic Team in November. Georgia has played the piano since third grade, winning several awards, and is a company dancer at the Ballet Conservatory. She was selected as the regional representative for the U.S. Naval Academy STEM program. Georgia has achieved both Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude recognition in the National Latin Exam, and she is an AP Scholar with Distinction. She is enrolled in five Advanced Placement courses and one AICE course at Niceville High School. Sabrina Valenti, a senior at Niceville High School, is the flute section leader in the Eagle Pride Marching Band and performs with the wind ensemble. She is also a member of Flutes Furioso at NWFSC. She is the captain of the Academic Team and has competed in the Commissioners Academic Challenge the past two years with the All-County Academic Team. Also, Sabrina was the only junior at Niceville High School to be recognized as a National AP Scholar from the May 2012 AP testing session. In addition to holding a part-time job, she helps her fellow students by volunteering her time for tutoring sessions and flute lessons. Sabrina is enrolled in five Advanced Placement courses at Niceville High School. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is a notfor-profit organization that operates without government assistance. It was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSCs goals of honoring the nations scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence. Students qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT during their junior year of high school. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON NicevilleINSURANCEAGENCY www.nicevilleinsurance.comProtecting Your Business...Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. You can count on us. Safe. Sound. Secure. GET SAVINGS AND REBATES WITH A FREE ENERGY CHECKUP.There are lots of things an Energy Checkup can identify to help you start saving energy and money. Ef cient lighting Thermostat settings Weather-stripping Water heater settings Windows Insulation Energy Star appliances WAYS YOU CAN GET BIG REBATES! Up to $1,000 for a new energy ef cient heat pump $500 per ton for a geothermal system Up to $300 for ductwork repair $700 for a heat pump water heater To learn more, visit gulfpower.com or call 1-877-655-4001Team up with us for savings and rebates. 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The great response I have received from the local customers has opened up communication between the customer and the business owner. We have doubled our sales and attribute this to our weekly All Around Town ad. We also receive lots of feedback when our advertorial is printed. Our advertising has helped this company to be one of the fastest-growing franchises in the nation.Advertising in the Bay Beacon and Eglin Flyer gets results! Heres proof!Lenny B. Siers Owner One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating

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Page B-4 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 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 midWalton 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 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 6781298 www.stpaulniceville.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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 Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 Obituary John A. RattiganIn Memory of my beloved Husband, Sgt. 1st Class John A. Rattigan. Date of Birth: Oct. 28, 1939. Date of Death: Aug. 12, 2012. Forever: Your Renata, with all friends and family. We miss you so very much.Catholic Charities to launch service for employmentIn an effort to provide help and hope to Florida Panhandle individuals and families who were adversely affected by the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in 2010, Executive Director Mark Dufva of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida (CCNWFL) announced a new jobs initiative known as Spirit Works. Dufva said the overall goal is to mitigate the negative impact of the oil spill disaster by providing services to 4,000 individuals across the region. Ultimately, the programs goal is to help clients remain housed and employed with sufficient household income and remain psychologically healthy for successful daily living. The program is available to residents in Okaloosa and six other coastal counties. Dufva said Spirit Works is a client-centered program that utilizes a holistic approach to support those needing sustainable employment through livable wages in these seven counties. This innovative solution, funded by a grant from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, offers employment-skills training; case management; job placement services; on-going support sessions; mental health counseling and assistance securing other community resources. Spirit Works operates with a five-person team of professionals: a case manager, job coach, job placement specialist, counselor and support personnel across Catholic Charities regional offices in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Panama City. Clients participating in and receiving services with the Spirit Works programs are required to actively seek and eventually secure employment. Dufva said, Our ultimate aim is sustainable workforce development: to restore security and empower individuals to return to work, whether in the service industry, other growth industries in the region or through access of job retraining in partnership with local workforce boards and community colleges. To apply for career assistance through Spirit Works, calls are accepted in Fort Walton Beach from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at 244-2825. Through this effort, Northwest Florida State College will offer a new welding program leading to industry certification and direct entry into the workforce. Students earning this credential will also be prepared to enter the colleges new A.S. degree program in engineering technology. All colleges in the consortium will focus on the same area weldingas an identified area of employment need/growth among the regions defense contractors and industries from Pascagoula to Panama City (as well as nationwide). The program will combine a mobile welding laboratory containing simulation technology with video conferencing between campus locations to bring this opportunity to students throughout the colleges service area. In addition, the program will partner with businesses needing to provide onsite training to employees. GRANTFrom page B-1 Caf signs on to back CIC tourneyCarla Musgrove, Children In Crisis development director, and Natalie Rodriguez, CIC volunteer/events director, watch as Mario Mardones, general manager, Tommy Bahama Caf, receives a certificate of appreciation from Ken Hair, president and CEO of Children in Crisis. For the fifth year, Tommy Bahama Tropical Caf will be a major sponsor for the Sugar Sands Charity Golf Classic, benefiting Children in Crisis. All proceeds will help feed and clothe the abused, neglected and abandoned children of our community. Rocky Bayou Christian Schools Mu Alpha Theta club announces the officers for the 2012-2013 school year: presidentTimothy Sung (12th); vice presidentAudrey Stevens (12th); secretary Shiloh Johns (12th); chaplainTrever Knie (10th); historianSavannah West (12th); and web/quiz masterConnor Lynch (11th). These officers began their duties with the first meeting of the year, held Sept. 10, with 26 students in attendance. Mu Alpha Theta is a national mathematics honor society. Rocky Bayous Mu Alpha Theta club members gain membership to both the national and state Mu Alpha Theta organizations. RBCS Mu Alpha Theta focuses on preparing for math competitions, serving the community, and training students to serve Christ with all of their talents. For the 2012-2013 school year, the club plans to continue its fall and spring tutoring service projects, extending these to include ACT and SAT test preparation. The sessions will be announced by press release. Contact club sponsor Carla Alldredge at alldredgec@rbcs.org for more information. Mu Alpha Theta execs listed at Rocky St. Paul Lutheran schedules Hymn Festival Oct. 14St. Paul Lutheran Church will celebrate music and the Reformation, leading up to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Martin Luther felt so strongly about music as a gift from God that he considered it second only to theology. People needed to hear the Gospel in their own language. People needed to sing of this faith with familiar songs in their own language. Congregations needed a new style of music to express their faith and the chorale was born. This has led to 500 years of Christian hymns in every language and musical style sung by churches of all denominations. On Sunday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church will celebrate this heritage of Christian Song with a Hymn Festival: Celebrating 500 Years of the Churchs Song. Some hymns, such as A Mighty Fortress, will remind people of the Reformation and the tradition of singing chorales. Some, such as Children of the Heavenly Father, will recall the Scandinavian heritage of many American Lutherans. Some, like Jesus Loves Me, will remind us of great theological truths taught to children. And some, such as Amazing Grace, will show the influence of American folk music. Some hymns have been borrowed from other traditions but are now very much a part of Lutheran worship, such as What a Fellowship. Newer hymns from Lutheran hymn-writers and hymns from other countries where the Lutheran church is growing and spreading the Gospel will be sung. The public is welcome.St. Paul Lutheran Church, Niceville, will have a Hymn Festival Sunday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. Students test for proteinRocky Bayou Christian School sixth graders Nicholas Bowers and Madison Stubblefield test the amount of protein in a substance in their science class. They used biuret solution, which will turn a substance pink or a violet color if there is protein. They found that six of the 11 substances they used did have protein, such as, tuna, coconut milk, egg white, egg yolk, flour, and even contact solution.

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Washer/Dryer Tech needed for 2 day work week. $15.00 per hour, paid weekly, starting Oct. 1st. Retired military highly encouraged to apply. Call: 915-490-5895. Email: fiesta1@flash.net Fax: 915-772-8304 So Stinkin Cute whimsical gifts & happy art studio is in need of a dynamic part-time employee. Must be able to work afternoons & Saturdays. Call Donna or MJ at 2793434 Shop Manager needed in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Great pay/benefits. APPLY ONLINE www.durhamschool services.com 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. 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 drivers 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 leave the area effective September 21, 2012. Your medical records will remain at White Wilson. Requests for copies should be made to the Medical Records Department at White Wilson. Dr. Maily Creamer will leave the area effective Septmeber 21, 2012. Your medical records will remain at White Wilson. Requests for copies should be made to the Medical Records Department at White Wilson. 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. September 29, 7:30 a.m., Swift Creek Community, MultiFamily. Services Help Wanted Yard Sales Legal Notices Help Wanted Help Wanted Legal Notices Help Wanted Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Office Space Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Help Wanted Help Wanted Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. The BeaconsReal Estate MarketplaceWhere Buyers and Sellers Meet!Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet! CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOURBEACON CLASSIFIED AD!Please write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20. Attach more paper if needed. MAIL : Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. DROP IN : The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center Office hours: 8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. E-MAIL : Classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. We will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.) BEACON CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE 2:00 P.M. FRIDAY FOR WEDNESDAYName Phone Address Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers.*Base price includes $5 weekly discount for walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. 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Ten years of IT work experience (in banking preferred). Working knowledge of networks, computer operations, mainframes, microcomputers and software applications. Demonstrated analytic, written and oral communications skills. Five years of managerial experience. Well developed interpersonal skills and data processing experience required. A background and criminal investigation is required. Closing date for online applications October 20, 2012. Relationship Banker I (Opp, AL and Niceville, FL) Three positions available in Niceville One position in Opp, AL Requirements: Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, a two years associate degree is preferred. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, strong customer service and sales skills are required. 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Wednesday, Sept. 26 Ruckel -Bruner, cross country, 4 Lewis@Shoal River, cross country, 4 Destin@Meigs, cross country, 4 Lewis-Baker, volleyball, 4 Destin@Liza Jackson, volleyball, 4 Ruckel @Meigs, cross country, 4 Thursday, Sept. 27 Ruckel @Pryor, football, 6:30 Destin-Meigs, football, 6:30 Ruckel -Bruner, football, 6:30 NHS -FWB, golf (Rocky Bayou Country Club) Friday, Sept. 28 NHS @Choctaw, football, 7 RBCS @St. Johns Country Day, football, 6 Friday-Sunday, Sept. 28-30 NHS @flrunners.com invitational, cross country, Titusville Monday, Oct. 1 Ruckel -Liza Jackson, volleyball, 4 Destin@Shoal River, volleyball, 4 Tuesday, Oct. 2 NHS @Choctaw, golf (OaksFWB), 3 BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTS The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-6 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Schedule 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 Hole-in-oneCongratulations to Ruckel Middle School student Patrick Poate, who aced the 17th hole at Kelly Plantation during the ECJGT 4 -Ball Championship. The ace helped him and partner Thomas Ponder to shoot a winning score of 68 in the 12-13 age division. Running to beat cancerThe seventh annual Twin-Cities Relay for Life 5K/Mile Fun Run was held Sept. 15 at Lewis School in Valparaiso. Winners in the Mens division (above) and Women s division (below) will be published in a later issue. Proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society.