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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: 10-03-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
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System ID: UF00099641:00191

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Stop signs to deter White Point trafficBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Soon it will take motorists a bit longer to complete a trip on White Point Road. The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority plans to install a fourway stop sign at White Point Road and Woodlands Drive, Bluewater Bay, sometime this fall. The bridge authority said the county road needs the stop signs to discourage motorists from using White Point as a back-door way to and from the Mid-Bay Bridge. Okaloosa County approved the MBBA’s request for four-way stop signs to be installed at the intersection, which is currently marked by a flashing yellow caution light for north-south traffic on White Point Road. There 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, October 3, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, 6 p.m. An archaeology lecture will be held at the Indian Temple Mound 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, FWB. Seats are first come, first serve Contact 833-9595. Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Walton Outdoors will hold its “Explore the Outdoors” Festival at Live Oak Landing, 229 Pitts Ave., Freeport There will be fishing, boating, nature presentations and exhibits, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and wildlife. Free. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Participate in the “Fling for Sight” Charity disc golf tournament at Ferry Park Try the 21 hole disc golf for $25. Pre-register at Key Chains Bike and Disc or the day of the tournament. Contact 357-2739 Saturday, 11 a.m. Watch rubber ducks race, and win prizes at the Emerald Coast Duck Regatta Village Baytowne Wharf. Adopt a rubber duck for $10 or higher donation. Race begins at 1 p.m. Admission free. Monday, 5 p.m. Come celebrate the NW Florida Fair at the C.H. “Bull” Rigdon Fairgrounds Enjoy rides and a Paul Bunyan show. Each night gives a different discount. Runs all week. Calendar, B-2 COMING UP Please see TRAFFIC, page A-2 Please see COLLEGE, page A-6 Please see LEVY, page A-5College enrollment edges down as jobs gainBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Board of Trustees of Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) learned last week that enrollment has declined this fall, apparently because of an improving job market, the college president said. The board, meeting in Niceville Sept. 25, also heard praise and received money from Randall Hanna, chancellor of the Division of Florida Colleges for the state’s Department of Education. NWFSC President Ty Handy told the trustees that enrollment for the 2012 fall semester is expected to be about 3 percent below that of last fall. Water district millage rate held steadyThe Northwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board has adopted a $27.8 million budget for fiscal year that began Monday. The budget allows the district, which taxes property in 14 counties from Escambia in the west to Leon in the east, to maintain its current millage rate, while continuing to support the district’s mission responsibilities of water supply, water quality, natural systems and flood protection, according to a spokesman. “The district is committed to taking a responsible and realistic fiscal approach, resulting in a budget that accurately reflects anticipated projects and expenditures over the next fiscal year,” said Governing Board Chairman George Roberts. “We’re proud to adopt a budget that remains focused on the protection of our water resources without adding to the financial burden of northwest Floridians.” The board adopted an ad valorem tax millage rate of .04 mill, the same rate as the previous fiscal year. Under this rate, property owners pay 40 cents Beacon photo by Mike Griffith A big inflatable slide was a hit with children at last weekend's Oktoberfest in Bluewater Bay. The annual celebration of German food, music and culture was sponsored by the Mid-Bay Rotary Club. "We had a record crowd this year," said David Underwood, club president. The club netted some $12,000 for charity, up from about $10,000 last year, he said.Does this thing have brakes?County tax levy downBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Under a budget that took effect Monday, Okaloosa County expects to collect its lowest property-tax levy in nine years. The county budget for the fiscal year that will end Sept. 30, 2013, plans spending of $257 million and a millage rate of 3.2899, the same as the previous two years. Even though the millage rate is unchanged, the total property taxes collected will fall, to an expected $42.4 million, for the sixth year in a row Fall colorsOn Thursday Niceville UMC volunteers unloaded more than 1,000 pumpkins for this year s pumpkin patch at John Sims Parkway and South Partin Drive, open every day but Sunday through Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Donations can be made by placing payments in the patch s mailbox attached to the oak tree. Proceeds benefit the church's student ministry trips, programs and missions. Beacon photo by Anna Kavanaugh Please see WATER, page A-2 Cars go south on White Point Road at Woodlands Drive Friday, some of them perhaps headed to the Mid-Bay Bridge. Officials say a fourway stop is planned at the intersection to discourage motorists from using White Point to go to and from the Mid-Bay Bridge. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Ty Handy

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have long been stop signs for traffic leaving east-west Woodlands Drive. During a meeting Sept. 20, MBBA Chairman Gordon Fornell thanked authority Executive Director Jim Vest for his efforts to get the four-way stop signs installed, and said he hopes the new traffic restriction will help reduce non-local traffic along White Point Road, which transitioned from being a state highway to a residential county road after the first phase of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road opened in May 2011. The connector provides a new, faster route for through traffic between State Road 20 and the north end of the Mid-Bay Bridge, which connects the Niceville area with Destin and other communities along the Gulf of Mexico. The main access via State Road 20 is nearly a mile east of White Point Road. However, many motorists perceive White Point as a shortcut because of its unmarked access to the Lakeshore Drive interchange with the bridge highway. White Point Road, which was built as a local county road, was transformed into a busy state highway in 1993, when the bridge opened, and remained so until the direct State Road 20 access opened last year. When the new bypass opened, another access also opened along Lakeshore Drive, to provide easy access to the bridge for neighborhood residents. This interchange can be reached only via White Point Road. As a result, said Fornell, he has heard from some local drivers about near-misses between vehicles moving along the bridge connector from SR 20 and others merging onto the connector from the Lakeshore access ramp. The far-left lane of the connector provides the most direct entry to the Sunpass-only lane at the left end of bridge toll plaza, which is the quickest and most convenient way to drive through the toll plaza without delay. This, Fornell said, encourages people merging onto the connector from Lakeshore to attempt to cross all traffic lanes at once, sometimes cutting in front of drivers already on the connector road. Fornell said he hopes that requiring drivers to make a complete stop at White Point and Woodlands will make White Point a less-attractive shortcut for nonlocal drivers, who will then switch to accessing the connector road directly from SR 20. He said it may also make the White PointWoodlands intersection safer for local pedestrians and bicyclists. Vest said the MBBA is funding the estimated $10,000 cost of installation of the new stop signs, and that he expects the existing yellow caution light on White Point, which flashed red toward Woodlands Drive, to be replaced with a light that flashes red in all four directions. He said he expects the change to take place some time later this fall. Okaloosa County Public Works Director John Hofstad told the Beacon that he expects the flashing light to be removed altogether and replaced only by fourway stop signs. Hofstad said the installation will include some new concrete islands to separate traffic lanes near the intersection. He said this would slow the process of making left turns from White Point onto Woodlands Drive, and thus further calm traffic, consistent with White Point’s intended role as a local residential road rather than a highway to the bridge. Edna Keefe, a consultant to local homeowners associations in the Bluewater Bay area, said that neither Bluewater Bay’s Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) nor any other local homeowners associations were consulted by Okaloosa County or by the MBBA, or had been informed of the planned sign change at White Point and Woodlands. TRAFFICFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION.Shopping for a mortgage? 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IO T A AT M R O F N I E R O M, I n o t g n i m o o l B B S F k n s a e r l a l n a e i l b a l i a v t a o s n e c i v r e 850-863-2153Fort Walton • Destin • Niceville General Orthopaedics Total Joint Revision Sports Medicine General Podiatry Arthritis Prevention & Care Bone Density Scanning Complete Spine Care Total Joint Reconstruction Minimal Invasive Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery Full Body MRI Physical TherapyJoseph R. Agostinelli, DPMGeneral Podiatry Foot & Ankle Surgery Sports Medicine Comprehensive Orthopaedic Care All major insurance accepted, including Tricare Eight Board Certified Physicians 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) Small car, big attitudeThe bumper sticker on this little Smart Car seems to express delusions of grandeur. The vehicle belongs to Niceville resident Bob Huisken. Beacon photo by Mike Griffithfor every $1,000 in asses sed property value. This will produce an estimated $3.3 million in revenue for the upcoming fiscal year. For the owner of a home assessed at $200,000 after all exemptions, for instance, the district's annual tab would be $8. The adopted budget includes funding for such projects as: —Springs protection: $1.5 million over the next two years for important restoration and protection projects for Williford Spring. These projects represent the second phase of the Econfina Springs Complex Restoration and Protection project; building on $1.3 million already invested in protection, restoration and improved access to Pitt and Sylvan Springs. —Wetland restoration: Approximately $3.6 million for watershed and wetland restoration projects designed to enhance wetland habitat, improve water quality and enhance flood water storage within the Perdido River, Yellow River, Choctawhatchee River and St. Andrews Bay watersheds. —Watershed protection: Approximately $2.3 million in combined funding for stormwater retrofits, water quality improvements and habitat restoration in the Apalachicola River and Bay, St. Andrews Bay and St. Marks River watersheds.” WATERFrom page A-1 0.0450.045 0.040.04 2010201120122013Fiscal year ended Sept. 30 $0.00 $0.01 $0.02 $0.03 $0.04 $0.05Per $1,000 taxable value Source: NWFWMD Water district millage Northwest Fla. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, October 3, 2012 Page A-3 (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) With Mini Dental Implants your Dentist can provide you with a simple, gentle, non-surgical procedure to replace your missing teeth. Restore the attractiveness of your smile at a much lower cost than the larger older style implants. Smile with confidence in one short visit! Call Today!Replace a few teeth instantly!GULFCOASTDENTAL(850) 897-9600 4566 Hwy 20 East. Ste 108. Niceville www.gulfcoastdental.com MULLISEYEINSTITUTEDarren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Surgeon & Cataract SpecialistNO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our office policy that the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other services, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for any free, discounted fee or reduce d fee service, examination or treatment.Dr. Darren Payne’s Smart lens Procedure can produce clear vision without eye glasses at all distances (close up, far away, & in between )Call Today at:Niceville Location 115 Bailey Dr. • 678-5338Crestview Location 930 N. Ferdon Blvd. • 682-5338 Call for a Smart Lens Evaluation with Dr. Darren Payne Need Eye Glasses to Read?Smart LensesSM 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.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentAdvertising Director Since 1986Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. Noon-5:00 p.m. Oak Creek Shopping Center  Niceville 678-1593  www.bayoubookcompany.com Openthis Saturday at 8:00! THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith How should America respond to Iran s nuclear program?Location: Oktoberfest “We should respond with strong deterrence. If we verify that they are about to acquire nuclear weapons, we must respond with force.” “They should be allowed to have what they want. We do.” “Carefully. We should ensure they understand that we have the will and resolve to take action if they do not act appropriately.” “We don t want to go to war. We should continue with sanctions.” “We should give them an ultimatum, then go in if necessary.” “I think the US will always find a reason to go to war.”James Johnson, 48, Bluewater Bay, military John Turner, 65, Seminole, retired Tom Whattemore, 57, Bluewater Bay, manager Danice Pacheco, 44, Niceville, stay-home mom Fred Clause, 65, LaGrange, Georgia, woodworker William Ward, Jr., 22, Niceville, retailWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. Thumbs down on rezoningBy Daniel Elsesser Correspondent The City of Niceville Planning Commission on Monday voted 5-1 against rezoning land on Cypress Drive to allow the construction of multiple-family housing. The commission's recommendation is expected to come before the city council on Tuesday for a final decision. Margaret Frere, who owns about a half acre at 704, 706 and 708 Cypress Drive, requested that the land be changed from its current R-1 zoning, which allows the construction of single-family housing, to R2, which allows singleor multiple-family housing. Frere requested the rezoning because she believes that building duplexes or townhouses on her land would enable her to bring in more revenue from tenants than would single-family housing. Four of Frere’s neighbors, each of whom owns property near the land in question, spoke in opposition of the request at the meeting. Jason Sallee, whose property at 702 Cypress Drive is directly across from Frere’s, expressed concern that multiple-family housing would primarily attract temporary tenants, which he felt would lower the property value of his neighborhood. Likewise, Tison Rebes of 705 Cypress Drive opposed the rezoning, expressing a desire to preserve the land. “The land [in question] is really wetlands,” Rebes said. “A lot of animals live there, woodpecker, fox, you name it. I would really hate to see their habitat destroyed.” Planning Commission member Judy Byrne Riley opposed the request and suggested that Frere might increase profits on her land by, instead of constructing five single-family houses, the most allowed on that acreage, she build two large houses to attract higher rent. Byrne Riley told Frere the effect that multiple-family housing might have on the property was the main reason for her opposition to the request. “You’ll do well with the property no matter what you do, but the quality of the neighborhood is an issue here,” Byrne Riley said. The decision by the Planning Commission does not directly affect the zoning of the land. The commission will advise the Niceville City Council to deny Frere’s request at the council’s meeting on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The funding of sponsorships and special events was discussed during a meeting last week of the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council (TDC) advisory board. The board agreed to ask the county commission to bless a TDC plan to offer $10,000 to a fishing equipment company in an attempt to sponsor a national fishing tournament that may be held in Destin next summer. In the course of discussing the sponsorship of the fishing tournament, the TDC board also discussed the county's new policy on funding sponsorships and special events, which requires county commission approval of nearly all such expenditures. The county commission has imposed stricter oversight on TDC spending after corruption allegations surrounding former TDC Executive Director Mark Bellinger resulted in a warrant for his arrest on theft charges earlier this year. He killed himself shortly after the warrant was issued. The TDC, a county agency, taxes lodgings in resort areas of Okaloosa County and spends the money to promote tourism. At the Sept. 26 meeting, the TDC's new executive director, Daniel O'Byrne, told the agency's board that there is a difference between "special events" and "sponsorship" type events, and gave them a written description of how he defines a local special event. Special events, according to O'Byrne, are "local events meant initially to appeal to the local market." Such events, he said, "usually only become tourism magnets after they have been around for a long time and have become recognized outside the local community as part of the destination's vocabulary and positioning." "Consequently," O'Byrne said, "visitors come to a particular destination because it is the only place in which that unique event exists." As such events become well-known, he said, "Eventually they become great story ideas for travel writers and photographers." What makes a local event "special," stated O'Byrne, "is that it originated in Okaloosa County, has become a regularly scheduled activity upon which the public can depend, and any funds used in support of the activity typically remain in the local economy." Examples of such special events, said O'Byrne, include the Destin Fishing Rodeo, Destin Seafood Festival, and the Billy Bowlegs festival in Fort Walton Beach. County Commissioner Dave Parisot, the county commission's representative to the TDC advisory council, said that in his view, the definition of special events eligible for support from the TDC should be limited to events that take place within the physical boundaries of the special county tax district in which "bed taxes" are collected from visitors who stay in temporary lodgings in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and other beachfront communities south of Choctawhatchee Bay. The TDC tax district does not include Niceville or Valparaiso, and visitors who lodge in those communities do not pay bed taxes. Thus, Parisot's definition would exclude such events as the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival or Valparaiso's annual Yule of Yesteryear event from TDC support. The alleged failure of County Commissioner James Campbell to publicly report thousands in sales commissions paid him for arranging $20,000 in TDC sponsorships of the Mullet Festival in 2010 and 2011 was among the charges that resulted in his arrest by state agents last month on misconduct and perjury charges. No votes or decisions were taken during the Sept. 26 TDC meeting regarding the definition of special events. O'Byrne also discussed the TDC's potential "sponsorship" of other events, which do not originate within Okaloosa County, but are of a more nationwide or regional nature. Such events may be lured to Okaloosa by offering money or other assistance to the organizations sponsoring them. The possible sponsorship discussed Wednesday was a redfish fishing tournament to be held next summer by Bass Pro Shops and by Oakley Fishing, a company that sells fishing equipment. O'Byrne said the fishing tournament is part of a national tour of professional fishermen, similar to the national tours of professional golfers who compete at various venues throughout the country. The Oakley tournament, O'Byrne said, is expected to draw more than 100 professional fishermen, and to be nationally televised, thus offering a chance for national publicity for the Destin area. He recommended that the TDC offer Oakley a sponsorship fee of $10,000 in hopes of getting them to hold the tournament in Destin. He said that offering the fee would not guarantee that Oakley would actually bring the tournament to Destin, but would greatly improve the chances of that happening. TDC board members voted to recommend to the county commission that the $10,000 fee be offered. Some TDC board members however, said that the proposed date of the fishing tournament coincides with the planned date of an annual "poker run" by large powerboats, and that Oakley may wish to consider an alternate date to avoid potential interference between the two events. Some TDC advisory board members also questioned the practicality of new county policies requiring that all large expenditures, such as the fishing sponsorship fee, be approved by the county commission. TDC member Lino Maldonado, who is also vice president of Resort Quest, said that too much oversight of the TDC by the county commission would create so much red tape as to prevent the TDC from responding decisively to opportunities to promote the county through such events as the Oakley fishing tournament. Maldonado said sponsorships should follow the same guidelines as regular department spending, in which purchases less than $25,000 may be approved by the department head and the county purchasing director. Maldonado said having to go through the county commission creates a third layer of red tape, and "is absolutely ridiculous.” Parisot, however, reminded the TDC board that the county's new, strict rules on financial oversight directly resulted from recent failures by the TDC to oversee the use of its own funds. TDC members also voted to not approve the selection of a new advertising contractor for the TDC, saying that the county commission didn’t allow enough TDC participation in choosing finalists to be the TDC’s new advertising agency. TDC board chairwoman Kathy Houchins and O’Byrne were members of a committee chosen by the county commission to interview the competing ad agencies. The rest of the TDC was invited to attend and hear the agencies’ presentations earlier on Sept. 26, prior to the regular TDC meeting, but they were not allowed to ask questions during the presentations. Only two TDC board members attended. Maldonado and fellow TDC members Tim Edwards and Nick Nicholson said the selection process was faulty for lack of TDC participation. Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from September 24, 2012 through September 30, 2012. 0 Structure Fire18 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn9 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Biscayne Ln.....................................Medical...........................9/24/12.......................14:00 Cypress Dr.......................................Medical...........................9/24/12.......................16:10 W. John Sims Pkwy.........................Cancelled.......................9/24/12.......................19:42 Cypress Dr.......................................Service Call....................9/24/12.......................20:40 N. Partin Dr......................................Service Call....................9/25/12.......................01:32 Yellow Pine Ct.................................Medical...........................9/25/12.......................09:03 SR 85 N/SR 123.............................False Call.......................9/26/12.......................13:53 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Vehicle Crash................9/26/12.......................15:30 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Medical...........................9/26/12.......................18:25 E. College Blvd................................Medical...........................9/26/12.......................21:14 W. John Sims Pkwy.........................Medical...........................9/27/12.......................11:26 Duncan Drive...................................Medical...........................9/27/12.......................11:42 E.. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...........................9/27/12.......................13:00 E.. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...........................9/27/12.......................20:53 Rocky Shores Dr.............................Medical...........................9/28/12.......................00:10 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...........................9/28/12.......................09:06 W. John Sims Pkwy.........................Smoke Scare.................9/28/12.......................09:18 Duncan Dr........................................Medical...........................9/28/12.......................10:17 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Medical...........................9/28/12.......................16:47 Regatta Dr........................................Medical...........................9/28/12.......................17:01 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...........................9/28/12.......................17:07 SR 85 N...........................................Cancelled.......................9/28/12.......................17:50 Hart St..............................................Alarm Activation.............9/28/12.......................19:33 Beverly Dr........................................Medical...........................9/29/12.......................09:18 S. Partin Dr......................................Medical...........................9/29/12.......................14:22 S. Cedar Ave...................................Medical...........................9/29/12.......................15:50 Cove Cir...........................................Good Intent....................9/30/12.......................11:29 3rd Street.........................................Cancelled.......................9/30/12.......................14:03 Weekly Safety Tip: “Fire Prevention Week” is October 7 -13, 2012. This year s theme is, “Have 2 Ways Out”. Remember to test smoke detectors, develop escape plans for your family and practice fire safety all year long. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from September 24, 2012 through September 30, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Olde Post Rd..............................EMS call................................9/24/12....................11:37 N. White Point Rd.......................EMS call................................9/24/12....................19:14 Lake Dr........................................EMS call................................9/25/12....................07:21 Howard St...................................Brush fire...............................9/25/12....................11:39 Bay Drive.....................................EMS call................................9/25/12....................16:03 N. White Point Rd.......................EMS call................................9/25/12....................20:19 White Point Rd............................Medical assist........................9/26/12....................12:47 Hwy. 293.....................................EMS call................................9/26/12....................15:54 Hwy. 20 East...............................Medical assist........................9/26/12....................20:47 Pine Street..................................Medical assist........................9/27/12....................10:43 Corinthian Pl/Destin....................Dispatched & cancelled........9/27/12....................12:11 Ward Cove Dr.............................Alarm activation.....................9/27/12....................13:53 Hwy. 293 S.................................Vehicle fire.............................9/28/12....................01:44 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical assist........................9/28/12....................07:14 Highway 20.................................EMS call................................9/28/12....................08:06 Hwy. 20 East...............................Dispatched & cancelled........9/28/12....................09:50 Shipley Dr....................................Lock-out.................................9/28/12....................10:22 Merchants Way...........................EMS call................................9/28/12....................14:42 Parkwood Place..........................EMS call................................9/28/12....................19:44 W. Parkwood Ln.........................Unintentional transmission...9/29/12....................13:22 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Valparaiso VolunteerThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of September: Location Situation Date Time Edge Ave.....................................Medical alarm...................9/1/12...........................11:07 Hidden Cove Dr...........................Sick call.............................9/4/12...........................04:33 Hwy. 85 South.............................Vehicle accident................9/4/12...........................19:59 Akron St.......................................Fall.....................................9/5/12...........................00:06 Magnolia Ave...............................Fire alarm..........................9/5/12...........................16:26 Crystal Lake Ln...........................Unconscious.....................9/7/12...........................17:34 Lincoln Ave..................................Allergic reaction................9/7/12...........................19:47 Kelly Mill Rd.................................Sick call.............................9/8/12...........................02:42 S. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical alarm...................9/9/12...........................13:59 Kelly Lane....................................Sick call.............................9/10/12.........................09:09 Florida Ave...................................Chest pain.........................9/10/12.........................11:47 S. John Sims Pkwy.....................Breathing problem............9/10/12.........................13:57 Quail Trail.....................................Structure fire.....................9/10/12.........................23:52 Hidden Cove Cir..........................Structure fire.....................9/12/12.........................01:43 Hidden Cove Cir..........................Back pain..........................9/13/12.........................22:36 Mississippi Ave............................Fire standby......................9/15/12.........................07:36 Mississippi Ave............................Traumatic injury................9/18/12.........................16:45 Highland St..................................Fire alarm..........................9/20/12.........................09:55 Grandview Ave............................CVA/Stroke.......................9/24/12.........................13:28 Edge Ave.....................................Breathing problem............9/25/12.........................07:25 Highland St..................................Cardiac arrest...................9/29/12.........................08:59Page A-4 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Choose Baywalk, you deserve the best!4566 Hwy 20E, Ste. 104 • Niceville • www.baywalk2.comROCKY BAYOU RARE FIND! 2998 sq ft. 4 Bed, 3.5 Baths. 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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. $475,000 HWY 20 WEST Prime Commercial Lane a block from Freeport City Hall. $125,000. NEED SOMEONE TO WORK THROUGH YOUR SHORT SALES WITH YOU? CALL JANE CALL Jane Rainwater: (850) 897-1101 1-888-390-4450 www.nicevilleinsurance.comThis season protect your team with insurance from Auto-Owners Insurance and keep everything you value Safe. Sound. Secure.We are an independent agency proudly representing Auto Owners Insurance! King of the CourtsBASKETBALL CAMPINDIVIDUAL SKILLS & TOURNAMENT TEAM PLAYLocated inRUCKEL GYMOct. 27 • 4-7pm, Oct. 28 • 1-4pm Nov. 3 • 4-7pm, Nov. 4 • 1-4pmOpen toBOYS & GIRLSGrades 3-5 Camp is limited to the first 35 campers. Cost is $75.00 per camper for all four days. (FREET-Shirt included) Checks payable to: King of the Courts Camp. Mail to 4433 Southminister Circle, Niceville, FL 32578 or Email to j.runyon@cox.net. QUESTIONS : Email or call (850) 502-9372.Camper s Name: ________________________________________ Camper s Grade (2012-13):_____________ Parents name(s):________________________________ Contact number: _______________________________ Contact Email: _____________________________________________ Camper s Shirt Size: YS YM YL AS AMREGISTRATION FORM4-DAYS Niceville’s #1REAL ESTATE OFFICE http://www.century21wilsonminger.com 2011 CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CENTURY 21 IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OWNED BY CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE LLC. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMPANY. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED. Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon Find us on TDC discusses sponsorships in wake of scandal Daniel O'Byrne Dave Parisot NEWSPAPER DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! 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because property values countywide, which peaked at the height of the nationwide housing bubble in 2007, have declined annually ever since. County property-tax revenue in 2007 was $62.1 million. This year's tab is the lowest since the $38.8 million levied in 2004. During a public hearing Sept. 18, at which the budget was given final approval, the Okaloosa County Commission voted to continue funding Okaloosa County Transit (OCT), the county's public bus system, to include Route 14, the express route connecting Niceville with Crestview and Fort Walton Beach. That route had been threatened under a previous proposal. The commission also voted to restore $350,000 to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's office budget that had previously been recommended for elimination by County Administrator Jim Curry. Sheriff Larry Ashley had vociferously opposed the cuts. County spokeswoman Kathy Newby said the extra funds were restored by moving money from other parts of the budget, including a trust fund of the Sheriff's Office. In addition, said Newby, the commissioners agreed to restore partial funding for the Ben Gordon Visitation Center, a facility that provides a safe, supervised environment for parent-child visits in cases of suspected child abuse, neglect, or in contested custody situations. The commission voted to restore $12,500 in funding for the facility—about half its annual operating costs, and to seek an outside source of funding such as private donations or state/federal grants, to fund the rest of the cost of keeping the facility operating for another year. A millage rate of 3.2899 means that Okaloosa property owners pay just under $3.29 in property tax for every $1,000 of appraised taxable value of their property, after homestead exemptions and other discounts. For example, the owner of a home appraised at $200,000 taxable value pays $657.98 in county property tax, in addition to other property taxes for the Okaloosa County School District, local fire districts and other property taxing entities. In addition to regular property tax, the county commission also approved continuance of the county's extra tax of 0.18 mills on property in unincorporated parts of the county to pay for parks and recreation. That millage rate means that the property owner mentioned above pays an additional $36 tax for parks and recreation, in such unincorporated areas as East Niceville, Bluewater Bay, or Seminole. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Advertisers! Don t miss these special color ad pages from Beacon Newspapers! Don t miss these special color ad pages from Beacon Newspapers! Save Gas „ Shop Locally With fuel prices high, shoppers want to get the most bang for their buck by shopping close to home! 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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.  USAFA graduate, studied at Tulane Medical School and University of Arkansas Orthopedic Surgery ResidencyNICEVILLE 850-897-80811950 Bluewater Blvd., Suite 100DESTIN 850-622-37137720 Hwy. 98 W., Suite 200CRESTVIEW 850-897-8081550 W. Redstone Ave., Suite 320 Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D.Board Certified Optometrist“Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) Charles Henriott  Owner & Optician  35 years experience 678-6211, 678-0099  Mon.-Fri. 9:00 6:00 Stop in and visit your friendly hometown professionals for all your vision needs today! We accept: Tricare Prime, Medicare, Eyemed & many more. (850) 678-8876 Why drive any further? Fashion combined with expert help. You choose what s right for you. Designer Frames to FitYour Funky Attitude EYEWEAR UNLIMITED EYEWEAR UNLIMITED 2.0000 3.0000 4.0000 5.0000 6.0000 199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012Millage History Since Last Millage History Since Last Increase LEVYFrom page A-1 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, October 3, 2012 Page A-5 The Okaloosa County Commission has approved a budget of $257,059,682, and a property tax millage rate of 3.2899. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 THEBAYBEACON • Crowns & Bridges • Fillings & Partials • Dentures • Root Canals • Extractions • Implants • Emergencies NOW OFFERING -• Botox• Juvederm • Invisalign• Conscious Sedation 897-4488 www.drbroutin.com Merchant s Walk • Ste 101 • Ni cevilleOlivier Broutin, D.M.D. Accepting New Patients *Minimum fee only for ADA code D9972OFFER EXPIRES 10/31/12 TEETH WHITENING$199* 143 S. John Sims Pkwy. • Valparaiso ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 729 -3300 CARING FOR FAMILIES NEWBORN TO ADULTEMERALD COAST FAMILY MEDICINEWEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENT• INTERNAL MEDICINE • PEDIATRICS • PREVENTIVE CARE • SPORT/SCHOOL PHYSICALS • IMMUNIZATIONS Dr. T. Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician NOW OFFERING HCGMOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED 1005-A John Sims Pkwy. (Palm Plaza) Niceville, FL 850-279-4361Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. 5:15 p.m.Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30pmWednesdays 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Sharon M. 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PEPPER & TONYZen masters, guard dogs, & welcoming committee • Expert, Certified Techs • Quality Parts • Detailed Estimates • Friendly Service(850)729-6629 Your Local On Time A/C Service CompanyCALL US to schedule your Fall Tune-Up. 389-4611onehourair.comHe said such fluctuations are not uncommon, and attributed this fall's expected drop to more potential students choosing to take available jobs rather than pursue education at this time—a result of a recovering local economy. Handy also said that there have been numerous reports in national news media suggesting that higher education has become so expensive as to not always be worth the expense, especially as many students nationwide are graduating from colleges and universities with large amounts of student debt. Handy added, however, that such debt is not as much of a problem for NWFSC graduates, because of NWFSC's low tuition and fees relative to other colleges in Florida and elsewhere, and because many NWFSC students are able to finance their education without resorting to heavy borrowing, thanks in part to the many scholarships and other forms of financial aid available to NWFSC students. Hanna met with trustees as part of his regular schedule to visit all Florida’s 28 state and community colleges, according to the college. During his speech to the NWFSC trustees, Hanna spoke about the uniqueness and success of Florida’s system of 28 community and state colleges, which is the third largest system in the nation and the second largest producer in the U.S. of associate degrees. Hanna said that Florida's community and state college system began "with some farsighted people in the 1950s," and that many such colleges were begun in subsequent years, growing to today's system, including NWFSC, which opened in 1964. He said that Florida's community colleges are the primary point of access to higher education in Florida, with 65 percent of the state's high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education beginning at a Florida community college. The chancellor praised the achievements of NWFSC, including the 100 percent passing rate of nursing students on state licensure exams, the consistent top academic ranking in Florida for the NWFSC Collegiate High School, and the high rate (66 percent) of NWFSC graduates who go on to enroll in a Florida university. At the conclusion of his speech, Hanna told the trustees that he had "brought some love" for NWFSC, in the form of three donations totaling $19,692, made possible through various corporate and matching gift programs administered by the Foundation College System Foundation. The funds Hanna presented to the college included $11,077 in scholarships from Florida Blue Funds (formerly Blue Cross/Blue Shield). Hanna also presented $4,837 from the Helios Foundation to support first generation college students, with preference given to students who are preparing for a career in education and plan to become teachers in Florida. Also, Hanna presented a $3,778 Dream Makers scholarship fund donation for additional support of first generation college students. In other business during the meeting, the trustees approved updated conflict of interest and document retention policies for the NWFSC Foundation. The new policies directly quote language taken from Florida statutes regarding conflicts of interest and document retention. The trustees also approved a slate of officers and directors for the 501c(3) NWFSC Foundation. The slate of new officers will next go before the annual meeting of the Foundation for voting and approval. The slate of 2013 -14 officers includes: Fred Thomas of Fort Walton Beach as president; Dewayne Youngblood of Destin as vice president; Scott Jackson of Niceville as treasurer and Cristie Kedroski, foundation executive director and NWFSC vice president for college advancement, as secretary. Proposed as new or continuing directors for three-year terms to expire in 2016 were Bethany Burke, David Costa Jr., Scott Jackson, Don Litke and Venita Morrell. Proposed for a two-year appointment to expire in February 2015 were Don Howard, Lori Kelley, Lamar Conerly, Wayne Campbell, Jan McDonald, and Donnie Richardson; The trustees voted down a recommended new policy for the NWFSC Foundation which calls for all professional services contracts between the foundation and a third party to be reexamined every three years by the Finance Committee. Trustees asked that the foundation’s board instead review the language of the proposed policy to potentially strengthen it with more precise language relating to bid and Request For Quote (RFQ) timetables for contracts such as banking, insurance, investment management and property management. The trustees' next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16, and will take place at the college's Fort Walton Beach campus rather than at the usual location at the Niceville campus. COLLEGEFrom page A-1 A L L A R O U N D T H E T O W N Randall HannaThe Boathouse Landing, in Valparaiso, is a relaxed waterfront dining experience for everyone to enjoy. Whether dining with the family, a cozy meal for two, or a place to unwind with a few friends, the Boathouse Landing has something to offer every dining occasion. The Boathouse Landing has been family owned and operated by Nick and Lisa Sarra since 2001. They offer lunch and dinner, 7 days a week, and specialize in fresh seafood, steaks, and pastas. The menu covers an array of savory dishes to suit most tastes. Local favorites are the Boathouse Grouper and the Oysters Rockefeller appetizer. A new menu item is the Blackened Fish Tacos wrapped in soft flour tortillas, topped with cucumber wasabi sauce and served with pineapple mango slaw. New sandwiches options include: jalapeno burger, mushroom Swiss burger, and the Boathouse Chicken Sandwich. This is a pan sauted breast of chicken topped with sauted mushrooms, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and honey mustard. Also, The Boathouse Landing features Early Bird specials which run from 4:30-6 p.m. daily. One delectable Early Bird entre is the Pecan Crusted Catch of the Day, which is a pan sauted white fish crusted with chopped pecan, topped with a honey cinnamon sauce then served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley. Another entre is the Chicken Piccata, which is a pan sauted chicken breast topped with a lemon caper cream sauce and also served with rice pilaf and vegetables. Beef Tenderloin Medallions are also another mouthwatering choice. Topped with marsala mushrooms, these melt-in-your-mouth tenderloins are served with red skinned potatoes and a vegetable medley. Other Early Bird choices are Fried Gulf Shrimp and Shrimp Etouffe. Boathouse Landing s close proximity to Eglin AFB makes it an ideal location for a quick and delectable lunch. If you re planning a retirement or goingaway celebration, the Landing provides a menu of fast, delicious lunch options. The Boathouse Landing s banquet room can be reserved to accommodate small gatherings of people all the way up to large events of 75 or more. The Bilge Pub offers two ways to unwind after a day of work or play, with a comfortable lounge inside, and a covered outside patio and oyster bar. Oysters on the half shell are available in the lounge. Enjoy a half dozen with your friends and favorite happy hour drink. The Bilge Pub offers happy hour Monday through Saturday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Various drink specials are served daily. With the cooler fall weather, outdoor dining is the perfect option at the Boathouse Landing. On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy live music on the patio and outside dining deck. Music can vary from country and soft rock, to island grooves. The relaxed mood of the music adds to the dining experience at The Boathouse Landing. Occasionally, a dining patron may even catch a glimpse of dolphins swimming through the waters of Boggy Bayou while listening to an island Reggae beat. The Boathouse Landing also rents boat slips on a nightly and monthly basis. Slips are available for diners who choose to come in by water for a meal. The Boathouse Landing is located at 124 John Sims Parkway in Valparaiso. Call the restaurant at 678-2805 or visit their website at www.theboathouselanding.com.The Boathouse LandingFeaturing Delectable Early Bird Specials  PECAN CRUSTED CATCH OF THE DAYWhite fish, pan sauteed & crusted with chopped pecans. Topped with a honey cinnamon cream sauce. Served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley CHICKEN PICATTAPan sauteed chicken breast topped with a lemon caper cream sauce. Served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley BEEF TENDERLOIN MEDALLIONSTopped with a marsala mushroom demi glace, served with red skin mashed potatoes and vegetable medley FRIED GULF SHRIMPServed with french fries and cole slaw SHRIMP ETOUFFEESauteed bay shrimp in a classic etouffee sauce, served over rice pilaf HOURS: 10:45am-9pm Su.-Th. 10:45am-9:30pm Fri. 11:30am 9:30pm Sat. Casual Waterfront Dining featuring Seafood, Steak & Pasta $9954:30 pm-6:00 pm 7 Days a WeekEARLY BIRD SPECIALSNEW 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.com Advertising Feature Inside and outside dining available, both sharing a spectacular view of Boggy Bayou.

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Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville, has been named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Twin Cities Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidencebased clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. The Niceville hospital, owned by Hospital Corp. of America, Nashville, Tenn., is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Twin Cities Hospital was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: Pneumonia and Surgical Care. The ratings are based on accountability data reported to the Illinois-based accrediting commission in 2011. “We do a lot of our checking live-time,” said David Whalen, the hospital’s chief executive, about the facility's procedures. “We’re pretty obsessive about our pharmacology and we are extremely obsessive about any infection possibilities.” This is how they keep their hospital at its best. Whalen said the hospital has an incredible medical staff and you can’t work there if you’re not 100 percent board certified. 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Promoting peaceBluewater Elementary School students celebrated “International Day of Peace” on Sept. 21 by creating "Pinwheels for Peace" in art class. They displayed their handmade pinwheels in front of the school to share with the community. Pictured here are art teacher Sarah Saczynski and first grader Kenley Lafitte. Please see HOSPITAL, page B-3 Heart & Sole Talks: Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)As seating is limited, please call Consult-a-Nurse at 850-864-0213 to make your reservation today! 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WOOCA senior activities Walton Okaloosa County Council on Aging offers weekly activities for adults 60 years old and over at the Valparaiso Community Center, 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. All activities begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday is Dominoes, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday is bingo and Thursday is Wii bowling. 833-9291 or wccoa@lycos.com. “Night Vision” gallery show The Arts and Design Society’s “Night Vision” takes place Oct. 3-27 at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. The exhibition of art is based on nocturnal themes. Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and 1-4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, 244-1271 or www.artsdesignsociety.org. Archaeology at Heritage Park The Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center will host a free public lecture series in honor of the Indian Temple Mound Museum’s 50years as an entity. The series will feature local archaeologists discussing their jobs in the local area. On Oct. 3, 6 p.m., Dr. Prentice M. Thomas and Jan Campbell of Prentice Thomas and Associates Cultural Resources Management present the first lecture, “The Perfect Storm in Historic Archaeology: A Study of Life in a Turpentine Camp.” The Archaeology Lecture Series will take place every Tuesday or Wednesday in October, inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. Seats are first come, first serve. 833-9595. Family movie planned The Valparaiso Community Library invites families and friends to its next Early Release Movie Day on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m., for “The Avengers.” Drinks and snacks will be served. The film is rated PG-13. Rosemont Baptist yard sale Rosemont Baptist Church will hold a yard sale, rain or shine, for “Operation Christmas Child” on Oct. 6, 7 a.m., at 1601 27th St. All proceeds go towards the program, which sends hundreds of shoeboxes filled with gifts to children overseas. Contact Mary at 678-1611. Fire department open house The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department will host a Fire Prevention Week open house on Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at 431 Valparaiso Pkwy. There will be door prizes and children’s activities throughout the day. Lunch served around noon. Contact 729-5410. Walk to End Alzheimer s Join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s Oct. 6, 8 a.m., at Superior Residences, 2300 N. Partin Drive. It’s part of the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. If you would like to sign up to walk individually, or as part of a team, contact 897-2244, or erambow@superiorstaff.com. Explore the Outdoors Walton Outdoors will hold its “Explore the Outdoors” Festival Saturday, Oct. 6, 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. WaltonOutdoors.com/explorefest. Charity disc golf tourney The Playground Disc Golf Club will host the 2012 “Fling for Sight” Charity disc golf tournament for the FWB Sonic City Lions Club, Oct. 6, at Ferry Park, Fort Walton Beach. Tee off is 9:30 a.m. This is a Southern Nationals Qualifier consisting of two rounds of 21 hole disc golf with a $25 entry fee. Bring a pair of old eyeglass frames and receive a free raffle ticket. Lunch will also be available for purchase. Pre-register at Key Chains Bike and Disc or the day of the tournament, 7:30-8:15 a.m. Contact 357-2739. Guided hikes for all ages The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center hosts “Trail Days” with guided hikes on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 4956 State Hwy 20 East, Freeport. The hikes will cover the native flora and fauna of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem, wildlife and habitat identification and anything that sparks the group’s interests. Bring comfortable sneakers, water and insect repellant. Cost for adults, $5, ages 6-12, $2, and ages 6 and under are free. 835-1824 or www.eowilsoncenter.org. Emerald Coast Duck Regatta Adopt a rubber duck for a $10 or higher donation 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, 1 p.m., at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line will receive a prize. The event includes face painters, crafts, scavenger hunts and a chance to win a $50,000 prize. Admission is free and the event opens at 11 a.m. Ducks are available for adoption at the Sacred Heart gift shop in Miramar Beach or online at emeraldcoastduckregatta.com. NW Florida Fair The 2012 Northwest Florida Fair will be held Oct. 8-13 at the C.H. “Bull” Rigdon Fairgrounds, Fort Walton Beach. There will be rides, 4-H exhibits and shows and a Paul Bunyan Lumberjack show (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. Tuesday, admission for the whole family is $2. Wednesday, Oct. 10, is military night. Free entry for retired and active military and dependents. Thursday night is student night. Wear your school shirt for free entry. The school with the most students attending will receive a donation. Saturday is Kids’ Day. Green Corn Festival Volunteers needed at Bluewater Elementary School for the annual The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 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 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! 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR Seafood Festival this weekendThe 34th Annual Destin Seafood Festival will be held at the Destin Harbor Boardwalk from Oct. 5-7. Enjoy fresh local seafood, live music, artists, fireworks and more. The festivities begin Friday from 3-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Please see CALENDAR, page B-5 Law Office of SAMUEL M. PEEK The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.  Probate  Wills  Trusts  Estate Planning  Powers of Attorney  Medical Directives 678-1178222 Government Avenue Niceville, FL 32578

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Beverly J. Carr1931–2012Beverly Jean Carr born on Jan 11, 1931, in Penn Yan, N.Y. to Richard Millis and Claudine Dencenburg. She joined her Lord on Sept 17, 2012, at 2:30 P.M. following a stroke on the 4th. Beverly retired from Civil Service at Eglin AFB in 1991 and enjoyed travel, square dancing, get-togethers and too many friends to count. Most recently she attended Niceville United Methodist Church Sunday morning Bible studies and services after. She also enjoyed square dancing and playing cards at the church. She is survived by: her daughter Vicky J. Caldwell and two sons Craig D. and Randy S. Caldwell; six grandchildren: Damian, Jeremy, Lindsay, and Melissa Caldwell, Vanessa Pavacic and Jessica Dunnington; five great grandchildren; and her sister Marion Curle. She was the cornerstone of the family and a loyal, loving friend and neighbor who is already missed greatly. Her final resting place will be in Lake View Cemetery, Penn Yan, N.Y. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.Twincitiescremationsfune rals.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Locally owned 18 yearsCorner of Partin & John Sims “A name you can trust” JIMSMITHOwner678-5999 ofFIREARMSSELECTIONLARGE JEWELRY REPAIR WE BUY GOLD, SILVER AND FIREARMS 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 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive  Niceville  678-2514 Polly’s Concrete Products Polly’s Concrete Productswww.pollysconcrete.com Before After $50.00OFFFormed & Poured Driveway$100.00OFFCobblestone Paver Driveway READY TO ENHANCE YOUR CURB APPEAL?Upgrade your old existing driveway with Stylish Cobblestone Pavers or we can remove and repour your driveway.Call today for a free estimate 897-3314 850-473-0091 • Cordova Mall • PensacolaChair Massage 10 Minutes for $10 Foot Reflexology (oil) 10 Minutes $15 20 Minutes $25 30 Minutes $36 Full Body Table Massage Deep Tissue Dressed (dry) 10 Minutes $16 20 Minutes $26 30 Minutes $36 Swedish (oil) 30 Minutes $43 60 Minutes $68 “I'm retired military and I've had massages all over the world; this is one of the best I've ever had.” 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 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 of accredited hospitals reporting data. The hospital is one of 244 nationwide recognized on the list two years in a row. Whalen said the hospital has set its sights on a third year on the list. “We just keep charging on,” he said. “Excellence,” he said is what patients can expect. “If not, I want them to call me. When their breakfast comes and it’s cold, I want them to call me.” Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures met two 95 percent performance thresholds on 2011 accountability measure data. First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, each met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidencebased practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice—for example, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and providing a home management plan for children with asthma. “When we raise the bar and provide the proper guidance and tools, hospitals have responded with excellent results,” said Mark R. Chassin, president, the Joint Commission. “This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity," Chassin said. HOSPITALFrom page B-1 David Whalen Beverly Carr Obituary

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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: 915-4905895. Email: fiesta1@flash.net Fax: 915-772-8304 NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida drivers license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville € 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Dr. David Creamer will leave the area effective September 21, 2012. Your medical records will remain at White Wilson. Requests for copies should be made to the Medical Records Department at White Wilson. Dr. Maily Creamer will leave the area effective Septmeber 21, 2012. Your medical records will remain at White Wilson. Requests for copies should be made to the Medical Records Department at White Wilson. BUYING GOLD, SILVER & DIAMONDS FOR CASH!!! Southeastern Gold Buyers. Next to Bonefish Grill. Paradise Key Shopping Center, Destin. 850-424-7876. See news happening? Call the Beacon Newspapers at 850678-1080. Help Wanted Services Legal Notices The Beacon’sReal Estate MarketplaceWhere Buyers and Sellers Meet!Ž CLASSIFIEDS Price of First Run..........................$ + Price of subsequent runs..............$ = Total Price......................................$ Please write ad on form. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20¢. Attach more paper if needed.BEACON CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE: 2:00 p.m. Fri. for Wed.DROP IN : The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center. Hours:8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. MAIL : Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. E-MAIL : Classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. We will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.) Name Phone Address *Base price includes $5 weekly discount for walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers Ads are non-refundable. CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOUR BEACON CLASSIFIED AD!Beacon Newspapers • 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy. • Niceville, FL • (850) 678-1080 _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ $11.20 _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ $11.40 _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ $11.60 _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ $11.80 _________________________ _________________________ $11.00 _________________________ $12.00First Word50% DISCOUNT FOR ADDITIONAL WEEKS OR PAPERS. CHECK PUBLICATIONS TO PUBLISH AD: r Bay Beacon (Number of weeks) r Eglin Flyer (Number of weeks) r Hurlburt Patriot (Number of weeks) r Green Beret (Number of weeks) LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW YOUR BUSINESS.Advertise inAt Your Service The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot & The Green Beret (850) 678-1080 Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.1821 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 678-5178 www.CarriageHills.com REALTOR@CarriageHills.comThinking about BUYINGa new home…SELLINGthe home you are currently in… Or just making a CHANGE?Come see one of our knowledgeable agents for a FREE CURRENT MARKET ANALYSIS. Don’t Just Think About It… CALL US! RENTALS 850-897-1443Bluewater Bay Resort Realty Florida Club 1-2 bdms Furnished $1400-$1600 Screened patio, includes cable, internet, utilities, washer/dryer. Complex features pool, hot tub, sauna, car wash, workout room, and club houseLong Term Rentals Needed Homes, townhomes, patio homes, condos needed in Bluewater Bay Resort for our booming long-term rental program. Experienced, professional real estate management program available to meet your investment/involvement needs. HAL DONATH, BAYWALK REAL ESTATE, INC. 850-830-9186 “In the Heart of Bluewater Bay” ON THE GOLF COURSE inBLUEWATER BAYLuxurious 4 bedroom, 3 bath in Windward. Many extras thru-out. Call for details. KennyWilsonPainting30 Yrs. 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COMPUTER REPAIR TREE SERVICE Country Roads Tree Service“We cut so you don’t have to”• Tree removal, trimming, & thinning • Storm damage clean up • 24-Hour Emergency Service • Fully Licensed/Insured • Call today for a Free Estimate!Ask for Joe the Tree Man!(850)461-7170 Residential/Commercial PAINTING & PRESSURE CLEANING Residential Interior & Exterior Painting25 Years ExperienceSenior & Military DiscountsReferences Available Preferred Contractor on Angie s List FREE ESTIMATES Russell’s Painting& Pressure Cleaning SPECIALIZING IN PRESSURE WASHING 897-5632 Licensed & Insured LAWN CARE Less StressLawn & LandscapingFREE ESTIMATES RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIALRJ: (850) 699-1617 Bryan: (850) 259-1981 Licensed & Insured EDUCATIONAL THERAPY NILD Educational Therapy, Ages 7 & Up SEARCH&TEACH Early Intervention, Ages 5-7 Cognitive Testing Julia Weaver, BSEd., PCET Trained & licensed through the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD)(850) 496-6950 • LearningHelp@cox.net "Intervention for the student who struggles to learn" 1-ON-1 EDUCATIONAL THERAPY TUTORING LEARNING MADE EASIERby Trish850.305.2568•Certi ed teacher of all subjects •Currently teaching math & science •Former UWF Tutor I I w w i i l l l l t t u u t t o o r r y y o o u u r r K K 8 8 s s t t u u d d e e n n t t WILSON MINGER AGENCY, INC.Niceville s Top-Selling Real Estate Office RENTALS AVAILABLE! 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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. 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. Closing date for online applications October 5, 2012 Interested parties who meet the above requirements and who desire to be considered for the stated opening should indicate their interest by applying online (www.bankccb.com) using our application procedure. CCB COMMUNITY BANKEQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Help Wanted Help Wanted Valparaiso commerical office for lease. $600 +tax per month. 1200 sf. Located at 467 John Sims Parkway just outside Eglin East gate. 678-1427 or 6786211. Ask for Charles Home in Defuniak Springs. 2-3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Walk to city park, swimming, fishing, water ski, lots of extras. 850-892-6408 Looking for a home? Be sure to check the classified section every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. Located at 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville. 850678-1080 Homes for Sale Commercial Office Space NEWSPAPER REPORTER The Bay Beacon has an opening for a full-time 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. 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SF PRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE For more information call897-6464 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 THEBAYBEACON

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The Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Mullet Festival Charity Golf Tournament is set for Rocky Bayou Country Club Thursday, Oct. 11. Tee time is 1 p.m. Individual entry fee is $90 or $75 for Rocky Bayou Country Club members. The price includes green fee and cart, food by Chef Bonnie of Rocky Bayou Country Club, range balls, a $10,000 hole-in-one prize as well as other prizes, entry to the auction and the awards ceremony. The proceeds will go to scholarships for local students. The goal is to raise $10,000. For information, call tournament chairman Jimmie Boisjolie, 699-0045, or cochairman Allen Tucker, 6785141. *** Registration is open for players between 7 and 14 for the spring 2013 Traveling Eagles baseball season. There is no fee for tryouts. Tryouts are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28. Visit Travelingeagles.com for more information and to sign up. Green Corn Festival on Friday, Oct. 12 from 4-7 p.m. Student volunteers needed to help run booths and activities from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Booths include face painting, a basketball toss, beanbag throw, and much more. For information and to volunteer contact Ashley Toohey at ashley2e@yahoo.com. 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 offers 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 the day of the event. VIP tickets are $50 in advance and $60 the day of. Tickets can be purchased online at destinbeerfestival.com or at any Wine World location, 269-2909. Rosary Rally The 2012 Public Square Rosary Rally will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, noon, at 208 N Partin Drive in front of the City Hall complex. Sponsored by America Needs Fatima. It will last about 45 minutes, 835-2323. Rotary golf tourney Reservations are being taken for the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Golf Tournament Thursday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Rocky Bayou Country Club. The 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. NHS club hosts event Niceville High School’s Invisible Children Club premiers their headquarters new film Oct. 12, 2:30 p.m., at NHS’ auditorium. There will also be a Ugandan speaker. No admission fee. Invisible Children is a nationwide organization raising money to help with the conflict in Uganda, where children are abducted and forced to fight as soldiers. For more information contact elizariley77@gmail.com or 512-7456248. Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival The 36th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will be held from Oct. 19-21. There will be food, rides, games, crafts and four tons of fish. Country singers are set to perform, including Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler and The Molly Ringwalds. Parking is free and admission is $10, except for Saturday after 5 p.m., which is $15. Festival starts on Friday at 11 a.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. The Mullet Festival is located at the intersection of Hwy 85 N and College Blvd., Niceville. For more information visit Mulletfestival.com. 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 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Admission is $6, regardless of age. Advance reservations are required. For reservations call 729-6065 or 7296000. You can also email House Manager Delores Merrill at merrilld@nwfsc.edu. NWFSC IT Pro Camp Northwest Florida State College will offer a free IT Pro Camp on Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at the campus student services center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The one-day learning event is geared toward those working in the IT field and welcomes anyone who has an interest in computer science. A primary presenter will be Blain Barton, a Microsoft employee for 19 years. The free event suggests advance registration due to space. The event includes door prizes from Microsoft and refreshments. Pre-register at http://itprocamp.com/northwestflorida/ Contact John Humphrey, 7296099 or humphrej@nwfsc.edu. Last boating safety class The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct its last boating safety class of the year, Oct. 20, at the Coast Guard Station, 2000 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Destin. The class runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 17. Cost is $35, which includes the course, book, exam, FWC safe boating ID card, a safety whistle, lunch, line handling and knots demo, and a tour of the station. To register contact John Ryan, at 623-980-8782 ryanjohnj@hotmail.com. 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 Monday, Oct. 22, 5-7:30 p.m., ages 10-17. Register at eruff@valp.org or call 729-5406. Pancakes for cheerleaders Ed’s Hometown Seafood and Steaks, Palm Plaza, Niceville, will host a pancake breakfast 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. 25th annual Powwow slated The 25th annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow will be presented by Eglin Air Force Base and the Thunderbird Intertribal Council at the Mullet Festival Grounds, 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 alcohol free 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. www.thunderbirdpowwow.org/ Church Arts and Crafts Fair St. Simon’s on the Sound will host its 38th Annual Arts & Craft Fair from Nov. 2-3 at 28 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach. From Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., shop more than 100 booths with handmade crafts including St. Simon’s bake shop, which features pepper jelly and Cajun pickles. Enjoy the Kitchen Cafe for snacks and lunch. Proceeds support local charities and admission is free. For more information contact Christine Watson, 6515001. Annual Filipino Fiesta The Filipino American Association of Okaloosa County hosts the 35th Annual Barrio Fiesta Night on Nov. 10, 5:30 p.m., at the Niceville Community Center. The Philippine Performing Arts Company from Tampa will perform and retired Air Force Col. Howard Hill, former POW and school board commissioner, will speak on “Honoring Active and Retired Military Families.” Tickets, which include dinner, can only be purchased in advance by Oct. 13. Contact Vicenta Tate at 2181175. Military members looking for volunteer hours contact Annie Sandalo Cameron, 586-1552 or email ajcrosewood@valp.net Yule of Yesteryear The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will present the Yule of Yesteryear, a traditional holiday celebration, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A Victorian Tea will be 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.Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. CHURCH DIRECTORY Need someone that speaks ”uent insurance? CALL ME TODAY. 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Y A AY D O T E M L L CA. e r e h t s i m r a F e t ta S r o b h g i e n d o o g a e k i L c i r p t s e b e h t t a e g a r e v o c t s e bI n o t g n i m o o l B€e c “ f O e m o e c 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 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 CALENDARFrom page B-2 Weddings, Engagements, or Special Anniversaries?We would like to let everyone in your hometown know about! Just write up a little article and enclose a photo if possible and bring it by or mail it to: Beacon Newspapers. 1181 E. John Sims Pky., Niceville, FL 32578 Junior tennis champsJunior tennis champions celebrated Saturday at Bluewater Bay Tennis Center. From left: front, tournament director Adon Kronk; Boys and Girls 10 and Under participants John Kotite and Nick Koulisis, Niceville; Anirudh Tammisetti, Tallahassee; Emily Blumberg, Santa Rosa Beach; and Ryan Ringel, Niceville. Destin s Wyatt Coleman and Megan Hovenden (back right) were semi-final winners in the Boy and Girl 14 divisions. Finals were postponed due to inclement weather. Photo by Martha LaGuardia-KotiteNiceville's Boswell commits to MSUSpecial to the Beacon Niceville Soccer standout Savannah Boswell committed to Mississippi State University on her official visit to the school recently. “I am so excited to have the opportunity to get the chance to continue to play soccer in college at Mississippi State” Savannah said. “The school and its facilities were just awesome. I got the feeling from the entire coaching staff and players that this program is headed for championships and they want me to be a part of it! Isn’t that cool? I just feel so humbled and blessed.” An All Sports Association/Northwest Florida Daily News All Area selection in both Soccer and Track and Field since she was a freshman, Savannah said she elected to pursue soccer over track and field in college, primarily because she loves the team chemistry that soccer offers over the more individualized competition of track and field. Savannah said her commitment is firm. She had numerous opportunities from schools across the Southeast including Stetson, Troy, University of South Florida, University of West Alabama and Armstrong Atlantic State; however, chose Mississippi State for an opportunity to play in the SEC. “The only thing that could be more exciting right now, would be to fulfill my goal of helping my Niceville teammates go win a state Championship this coming year,” Savannah said. Sports Briefs 216 compete in Lewis Relay RunFollowing are the results from the Sept. 15 seventh annual Relay for Life 5K Run/Walk, held at Lewis School in Valparaiso. The total raised for the American Cancer Society is still being tallied, but is believed to be between $3,000 and $4,000. 3.1-mile results: Overall Male, Steven Garrett, 28, Destin, 17:32. Male Master, Rob Crist, 47, Niceville, 19:34. Male Grandmaster, Ken Conner, 56. Niceville, 20:17. Overall Female, Mary Valdez, 33, Niceville, 20:56. Female Master, Cheryl Wolfe, 52, Fort Walton Beach, 22:41. Female Grandmaster, Caroline Levesque, 51, Valparaiso, 23:40. The “Master” designation goes to runners 40 and older. The “Grandmaster” designation goes to those runners who are 50 and older. The field of runners included 216 men and women. The youngest male runner was Benicio Gallegos, 9, Valparaiso, who finished 163rd with a time of 38:32. The oldest male was Paul Bordenave, 80, Valparaiso, who finished 198th with a time of 49:41. The youngest female runner was Ysabella Gallegos, 9, Valparaiso, who finished with a time of 38:32, while the oldest female runner was Carol Jollift, 62, Niceville, with a time of 49:23. Savannah Boswell

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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. Happy 18thAnniversary Happy 18thAnniversary “Love is kind & patient, never jealous, boastful, proud or rude. Love isn’t selfish or quick tempered. It doesn’t keep a record of wrongs that others do. Love rejoices in the truth, but not in evil. Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful and trusting. Love never fails!”1 Corinthians 13Melissa & Kevin MahoneyCelebrate the joys of today, the fond memories of yesteryears, and the hopes and dreams of tomorrow! May our Almighty LORD bless both of you always May HE be your constant companion In every step in this life’s pilgrimage May your bonds of lifetime Love and Marriage strengthen Holding ever strong amidst life’s challenges And may our friendship stay strong as ever through the years…(The Honey’s) Late Choctaw field goal drops Eagles to 0-2Devin Vazquez scores 3 TDs in losing effortBy Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Eagles suffered a tough loss at the hands Choctaw Indians last Friday night as the Indians edged Niceville out in the last seconds of the game, 3128, with a field goal at the buzzer. The previous week, the Eagles fell to the Navarre Raiders in another extremely tight match that came down to the end. The losses put the Eagles at 0-2 for the district, and 2-3 overall. The Indians had home field advantage, but the Eagles took the lead in the first quarter after a touchdown by Tyler Head. Choctaw answered with a touchdown to tie the game, and so set the tone for the entire game. Eagles scored, Indians answered. After an exciting fumble recovery, the Eagles took possession of the ball and Devin Vazquez scored his first of three touchdowns for the night, to send the Eagles into halftime with a 14-7 lead. The call and response continued, but the Indians weren’t able to go ahead. Late in the third quarter, the Eagles scored, pushing them ahead, 28-21, on a 77-yard touchdown by Vazquez late in the third quarter. The Indian defense managed to keep the fourth quarter scoreless for the Eagles, while their offense tied the game midway through. In the final, nail-biting moments of the game, the Indians booted the game-winning field goal to take home a 31-28 victory over the Eagles, their first in nearly a decade. The loss, like the one against Navarre, came at the end of a close fought battle. But as head coach John Hicks put it, “We had our chances to win. We don’t make excuses.” How will they move ahead after the loss? “We’re Niceville. We’ve got a lot of pride. We’ll go and play hard again.” The Eagles’ winning tradition has been tested so far this season, but they hope to turn that around this week as they travel to Mosley on Thursday for another district game. Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Eagle quarterback Ashton Hooker completes a pass to Alec Morgan in Friday s football game at Choctawhatchee High School. The Eagles lost the game on a field goal in the final seconds of play. Ruckel runs to firstThe sound of pounding feet signaled the start of middle school cross country season as the Ruckel Rams ran to victory in their first meet Sept. 12. From left: coach Dale Eiriksson, Dillon Buckley, Hunter Brake, James Underwood and coach Zac Keeler. The boys were among the top four finishers for Ruckel. Not pictured is Calvin Blackford, who placed first. Ruckel also won its Sept. 19 and 26 meets on both the girls and boys sides.Wednesday, Oct. 3 Lewis -Davidson, cross country, 4 Ruckel @Destin, cross country, 4 Lewis @Destin, volleyball, 4 Ruckel -Pryor, volleyball, 4 NHS @FWB, golf (Indian Bayou), noon Thursday, Oct. 4 NHS @Mosley, football, 7 Ruckel @Davidson, football, 6:30 Lewis -Pryor, football, 6:30 Friday, Oct. 5 RBCS -Maclay, football, 7 Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6 NHS @FSU Invitational, cross country, Tallahassee Monday, Oct. 8 Lewis -Liza Jackson, volleyball, 4 Ruckel -Shoal River, volleyball, 4 Tuesday, Oct. 9 NHS @Crestview, golf, 3:30 Wednesday, Oct. 10 Ruckel @Baker, volleyball, 4 Lewis -Davidson, volleyball, 4 Ruckel @ Pryor, cross country, 4 Lewis -Destin, cross country, 4 More sports, B-5.



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Stop signs to deter White Point trafficBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Soon it will take motorists a bit longer to complete a trip on White Point Road. The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority plans to install a fourway stop sign at White Point Road and Woodlands Drive, Bluewater Bay, sometime this fall. The bridge authority said the county road needs the stop signs to discourage motorists from using White Point as a back-door way to and from the Mid-Bay Bridge. Okaloosa County approved the MBBAs request for four-way stop signs to be installed at the intersection, which is currently marked by a flashing yellow caution light for north-south traffic on White Point Road. There T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, October 3, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 6 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, 6 p.m. An archaeology lecture will be held at the Indian Temple Mound 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, FWB. Seats are first come, first serve Contact 833-9595. Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Walton Outdoors will hold its Explore the Outdoors Festival at Live Oak Landing, 229 Pitts Ave., Freeport There will be fishing, boating, nature presentations and exhibits, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and wildlife. Free. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Participate in the Fling for Sight Charity disc golf tournament at Ferry Park Try the 21 hole disc golf for $25. Pre-register at Key Chains Bike and Disc or the day of the tournament. Contact 357-2739 Saturday, 11 a.m. Watch rubber ducks race, and win prizes at the Emerald Coast Duck Regatta Village Baytowne Wharf. Adopt a rubber duck for $10 or higher donation. Race begins at 1 p.m. Admission free. Monday, 5 p.m. Come celebrate the NW Florida Fair at the C.H. Bull Rigdon Fairgrounds. Enjoy rides and a Paul Bunyan show. Each night gives a different discount. Runs all week. Calendar, B-2 COMINGUP Please see TRAFFIC, page A-2 Please see COLLEGE, page A-6 Please see LEVY, page A-5College enrollment edges down as jobs gainBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Board of Trustees of Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) learned last week that enrollment has declined this fall, apparently because of an improving job market, the college president said. The board, meeting in Niceville Sept. 25, also heard praise and received money from Randall Hanna, chancellor of the Division of Florida Colleges for the states Department of Education. NWFSC President Ty Handy told the trustees that enrollment for the 2012 fall semester is expected to be about 3 percent below that of last fall. Water district millage rate held steadyThe Northwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board has adopted a $27.8 million budget for fiscal year that began Monday. The budget allows the district, which taxes property in 14 counties from Escambia in the west to Leon in the east, to maintain its current millage rate, while continuing to support the districts mission responsibilities of water supply, water quality, natural systems and flood protection, according to a spokesman. The district is committed to taking a responsible and realistic fiscal approach, resulting in a budget that accurately reflects anticipated projects and expenditures over the next fiscal year, said Governing Board Chairman George Roberts. Were proud to adopt a budget that remains focused on the protection of our water resources without adding to the financial burden of northwest Floridians. The board adopted an ad valorem tax millage rate of .04 mill, the same rate as the previous fiscal year. Under this rate, property owners pay 40 cents Beacon photo by Mike Griffith A big inflatable slide was a hit with children at last weekend's Oktoberfest in Bluewater Bay. The annual celebration of German food, music and culture was sponsored by the Mid-Bay Rotary Club. "We had a record crowd this year," said David Underwood, club president. The club netted some $12,000 for charity, up from about $10,000 last year, he said.Does this thing have brakes?County tax levy downBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Under a budget that took effect Monday, Okaloosa County expects to collect its lowest property-tax levy in nine years. The county budget for the fiscal year that will end Sept. 30, 2013, plans spending of $257 million and a millage rate of 3.2899, the same as the previous two years. Even though the millage rate is unchanged, the total property taxes collected will fall, to an expected $42.4 million, for the sixth year in a row Fall colorsOn Thursday Niceville UMC volunteers unloaded more than 1,000 pumpkins for this year s pumpkin patch at John Sims Parkway and South Partin Drive, open every day but Sunday through Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Donations can be made by placing payments in the patch s mailbox attached to the oak tree. Proceeds benefit the church's student ministry trips, programs and missions. Beacon photo by Anna Kavanaugh Please see WATER, page A-2 Cars go south on White Point Road at Woodlands Drive Friday, some of them perhaps headed to the Mid-Bay Bridge. Officials say a fourway stop is planned at the intersection to discourage motorists from using White Point to go to and from the Mid-Bay Bridge. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Ty Handy

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have long been stop signs for traffic leaving east-west Woodlands Drive. During a meeting Sept. 20, MBBA Chairman Gordon Fornell thanked authority Executive Director Jim Vest for his efforts to get the four-way stop signs installed, and said he hopes the new traffic restriction will help reduce non-local traffic along White Point Road, which transitioned from being a state highway to a residential county road after the first phase of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road opened in May 2011. The connector provides a new, faster route for through traffic between State Road 20 and the north end of the Mid-Bay Bridge, which connects the Niceville area with Destin and other communities along the Gulf of Mexico. The main access via State Road 20 is nearly a mile east of White Point Road. However, many motorists perceive White Point as a shortcut because of its unmarked access to the Lakeshore Drive interchange with the bridge highway. White Point Road, which was built as a local county road, was transformed into a busy state highway in 1993, when the bridge opened, and remained so until the direct State Road 20 access opened last year. When the new bypass opened, another access also opened along Lakeshore Drive, to provide easy access to the bridge for neighborhood residents. This interchange can be reached only via White Point Road. As a result, said Fornell, he has heard from some local drivers about near-misses between vehicles moving along the bridge connector from SR 20 and others merging onto the connector from the Lakeshore access ramp. The far-left lane of the connector provides the most direct entry to the Sunpass-only lane at the left end of bridge toll plaza, which is the quickest and most convenient way to drive through the toll plaza without delay. This, Fornell said, encourages people merging onto the connector from Lakeshore to attempt to cross all traffic lanes at once, sometimes cutting in front of drivers already on the connector road. Fornell said he hopes that requiring drivers to make a complete stop at White Point and Woodlands will make White Point a less-attractive shortcut for nonlocal drivers, who will then switch to accessing the connector road directly from SR 20. He said it may also make the White PointWoodlands intersection safer for local pedestrians and bicyclists. Vest said the MBBA is funding the estimated $10,000 cost of installation of the new stop signs, and that he expects the existing yellow caution light on White Point, which flashed red toward Woodlands Drive, to be replaced with a light that flashes red in all four directions. He said he expects the change to take place some time later this fall. Okaloosa County Public Works Director John Hofstad told the Beacon that he expects the flashing light to be removed altogether and replaced only by fourway stop signs. Hofstad said the installation will include some new concrete islands to separate traffic lanes near the intersection. He said this would slow the process of making left turns from White Point onto Woodlands Drive, and thus further calm traffic, consistent with White Points intended role as a local residential road rather than a highway to the bridge. Edna Keefe, a consultant to local homeowners associations in the Bluewater Bay area, said that neither Bluewater Bays Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) nor any other local homeowners associations were consulted by Okaloosa County or by the MBBA, or had been informed of the planned sign change at White Point and Woodlands. 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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) Small car, big attitudeThe bumper sticker on this little Smart Car seems to express delusions of grandeur. The vehicle belongs to Niceville resident Bob Huisken. Beacon photo by Mike Griffithfor every $1,000 in assessed property value. This will produce an estimated $3.3 million in revenue for the upcoming fiscal year. For the owner of a home assessed at $200,000 after all exemptions, for instance, the district's annual tab would be $8. The adopted budget includes funding for such projects as: Springs protection: $1.5 million over the next two years for important restoration and protection projects for Williford Spring. These projects represent the second phase of the Econfina Springs Complex Restoration and Protection project; building on $1.3 million already invested in protection, restoration and improved access to Pitt and Sylvan Springs. Wetland restoration: Approximately $3.6 million for watershed and wetland restoration projects designed to enhance wetland habitat, improve water quality and enhance flood water storage within the Perdido River, Yellow River, Choctawhatchee River and St. Andrews Bay watersheds. Watershed protection: Approximately $2.3 million in combined funding for stormwater retrofits, water quality improvements and habitat restoration in the Apalachicola River and Bay, St. Andrews Bay and St. Marks River watersheds. WATERFrom page A-1 0.0450.045 0.040.04 2010 2011 2012 2013Fiscal year ended Sept. 30 $0.00 $0.01 $0.02 $0.03 $0.04 $0.05Per $1,000 taxable value Source: NWFWMD Water district millage Northwest Fla. 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If we verify that they are about to acquire nuclear weapons, we must respond with force. They should be allowed to have what they want. We do. Carefully. We should ensure they understand that we have the will and resolve to take action if they do not act appropriately. We don t want to go to war. We should continue with sanctions. We should give them an ultimatum, then go in if necessary. I think the US will always find a reason to go to war.James Johnson, 48, Bluewater Bay, military John Turner, 65, Seminole, retired Tom Whattemore, 57, Bluewater Bay, manager Danice Pacheco, 44, Niceville, stay-home mom Fred Clause, 65, LaGrange, Georgia, woodworker William Ward, Jr., 22, Niceville, retailWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. Thumbs down on rezoningBy Daniel Elsesser Correspondent The City of Niceville Planning Commission on Monday voted 5-1 against rezoning land on Cypress Drive to allow the construction of multiple-family housing. The commission's recommendation is expected to come before the city council on Tuesday for a final decision. Margaret Frere, who owns about a half acre at 704, 706 and 708 Cypress Drive, requested that the land be changed from its current R-1 zoning, which allows the construction of single-family housing, to R2, which allows singleor multiple-family housing. Frere requested the rezoning because she believes that building duplexes or townhouses on her land would enable her to bring in more revenue from tenants than would single-family housing. Four of Freres neighbors, each of whom owns property near the land in question, spoke in opposition of the request at the meeting. Jason Sallee, whose property at 702 Cypress Drive is directly across from Freres, expressed concern that multiple-family housing would primarily attract temporary tenants, which he felt would lower the property value of his neighborhood. Likewise, Tison Rebes of 705 Cypress Drive opposed the rezoning, expressing a desire to preserve the land. The land [in question] is really wetlands, Rebes said. A lot of animals live there, woodpecker, fox, you name it. I would really hate to see their habitat destroyed. Planning Commission member Judy Byrne Riley opposed the request and suggested that Frere might increase profits on her land by, instead of constructing five single-family houses, the most allowed on that acreage, she build two large houses to attract higher rent. Byrne Riley told Frere the effect that multiple-family housing might have on the property was the main reason for her opposition to the request. Youll do well with the property no matter what you do, but the quality of the neighborhood is an issue here, Byrne Riley said. The decision by the Planning Commission does not directly affect the zoning of the land. The commission will advise the Niceville City Council to deny Freres request at the councils meeting on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The funding of sponsorships and special events was discussed during a meeting last week of the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council (TDC) advisory board. The board agreed to ask the county commission to bless a TDC plan to offer $10,000 to a fishing equipment company in an attempt to sponsor a national fishing tournament that may be held in Destin next summer. In the course of discussing the sponsorship of the fishing tournament, the TDC board also discussed the county's new policy on funding sponsorships and special events, which requires county commission approval of nearly all such expenditures. The county commission has imposed stricter oversight on TDC spending after corruption allegations surrounding former TDC Executive Director Mark Bellinger resulted in a warrant for his arrest on theft charges earlier this year. He killed himself shortly after the warrant was issued. The TDC, a county agency, taxes lodgings in resort areas of Okaloosa County and spends the money to promote tourism. At the Sept. 26 meeting, the TDC's new executive director, Daniel O'Byrne, told the agency's board that there is a difference between "special events" and "sponsorship" type events, and gave them a written description of how he defines a local special event. Special events, according to O'Byrne, are "local events meant initially to appeal to the local market." Such events, he said, "usually only become tourism magnets after they have been around for a long time and have become recognized outside the local community as part of the destination's vocabulary and positioning." "Consequently," O'Byrne said, "visitors come to a particular destination because it is the only place in which that unique event exists." As such events become well-known, he said, "Eventually they become great story ideas for travel writers and photographers." What makes a local event "special," stated O'Byrne, "is that it originated in Okaloosa County, has become a regularly scheduled activity upon which the public can depend, and any funds used in support of the activity typically remain in the local economy." Examples of such special events, said O'Byrne, include the Destin Fishing Rodeo, Destin Seafood Festival, and the Billy Bowlegs festival in Fort Walton Beach. County Commissioner Dave Parisot, the county commission's representative to the TDC advisory council, said that in his view, the definition of special events eligible for support from the TDC should be limited to events that take place within the physical boundaries of the special county tax district in which "bed taxes" are collected from visitors who stay in temporary lodgings in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and other beachfront communities south of Choctawhatchee Bay. The TDC tax district does not include Niceville or Valparaiso, and visitors who lodge in those communities do not pay bed taxes. Thus, Parisot's definition would exclude such events as the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival or Valparaiso's annual Yule of Yesteryear event from TDC support. The alleged failure of County Commissioner James Campbell to publicly report thousands in sales commissions paid him for arranging $20,000 in TDC sponsorships of the Mullet Festival in 2010 and 2011 was among the charges that resulted in his arrest by state agents last month on misconduct and perjury charges. No votes or decisions were taken during the Sept. 26 TDC meeting regarding the definition of special events. O'Byrne also discussed the TDC's potential "sponsorship" of other events, which do not originate within Okaloosa County, but are of a more nationwide or regional nature. Such events may be lured to Okaloosa by offering money or other assistance to the organizations sponsoring them. The possible sponsorship discussed Wednesday was a redfish fishing tournament to be held next summer by Bass Pro Shops and by Oakley Fishing, a company that sells fishing equipment. O'Byrne said the fishing tournament is part of a national tour of professional fishermen, similar to the national tours of professional golfers who compete at various venues throughout the country. The Oakley tournament, O'Byrne said, is expected to draw more than 100 professional fishermen, and to be nationally televised, thus offering a chance for national publicity for the Destin area. He recommended that the TDC offer Oakley a sponsorship fee of $10,000 in hopes of getting them to hold the tournament in Destin. He said that offering the fee would not guarantee that Oakley would actually bring the tournament to Destin, but would greatly improve the chances of that happening. TDC board members voted to recommend to the county commission that the $10,000 fee be offered. Some TDC board members however, said that the proposed date of the fishing tournament coincides with the planned date of an annual "poker run" by large powerboats, and that Oakley may wish to consider an alternate date to avoid potential interference between the two events. Some TDC advisory board members also questioned the practicality of new county policies requiring that all large expenditures, such as the fishing sponsorship fee, be approved by the county commission. TDC member Lino Maldonado, who is also vice president of Resort Quest, said that too much oversight of the TDC by the county commission would create so much red tape as to prevent the TDC from responding decisively to opportunities to promote the county through such events as the Oakley fishing tournament. Maldonado said sponsorships should follow the same guidelines as regular department spending, in which purchases less than $25,000 may be approved by the department head and the county purchasing director. Maldonado said having to go through the county commission creates a third layer of red tape, and "is absolutely ridiculous. Parisot, however, reminded the TDC board that the county's new, strict rules on financial oversight directly resulted from recent failures by the TDC to oversee the use of its own funds. TDC members also voted to not approve the selection of a new advertising contractor for the TDC, saying that the county commission didnt allow enough TDC participation in choosing finalists to be the TDCs new advertising agency. TDC board chairwoman Kathy Houchins and OByrne were members of a committee chosen by the county commission to interview the competing ad agencies. The rest of the TDC was invited to attend and hear the agencies presentations earlier on Sept. 26, prior to the regular TDC meeting, but they were not allowed to ask questions during the presentations. Only two TDC board members attended. Maldonado and fellow TDC members Tim Edwards and Nick Nicholson said the selection process was faulty for lack of TDC participation. Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from September 24, 2012 through September 30, 2012. 0 Structure Fire18 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn9 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Biscayne Ln.....................................Medical...........................9/24/12.......................14:00 Cypress Dr.......................................Medical...........................9/24/12.......................16:10 W. John Sims Pkwy.........................Cancelled.......................9/24/12.......................19:42 Cypress Dr.......................................Service Call....................9/24/12.......................20:40 N. Partin Dr......................................Service Call....................9/25/12.......................01:32 Yellow Pine Ct.................................Medical...........................9/25/12.......................09:03 SR 85 N/SR 123.............................False Call.......................9/26/12.......................13:53 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Vehicle Crash................9/26/12.......................15:30 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Medical...........................9/26/12.......................18:25 E. College Blvd................................Medical...........................9/26/12.......................21:14 W. John Sims Pkwy.........................Medical...........................9/27/12.......................11:26 Duncan Drive...................................Medical...........................9/27/12.......................11:42 E.. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...........................9/27/12.......................13:00 E.. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...........................9/27/12.......................20:53 Rocky Shores Dr.............................Medical...........................9/28/12.......................00:10 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...........................9/28/12.......................09:06 W. John Sims Pkwy.........................Smoke Scare.................9/28/12.......................09:18 Duncan Dr........................................Medical...........................9/28/12.......................10:17 E. John Sims Pkwy.........................Medical...........................9/28/12.......................16:47 Regatta Dr........................................Medical...........................9/28/12.......................17:01 N. Partin Dr......................................Medical...........................9/28/12.......................17:07 SR 85 N...........................................Cancelled.......................9/28/12.......................17:50 Hart St..............................................Alarm Activation.............9/28/12.......................19:33 Beverly Dr........................................Medical...........................9/29/12.......................09:18 S. Partin Dr......................................Medical...........................9/29/12.......................14:22 S. Cedar Ave...................................Medical...........................9/29/12.......................15:50 Cove Cir...........................................Good Intent....................9/30/12.......................11:29 3rd Street.........................................Cancelled.......................9/30/12.......................14:03 Weekly Safety Tip: Fire Prevention Week is October 7 -13, 2012. This year s theme is, Have 2 Ways Out. Remember to test smoke detectors, develop escape plans for your family and practice fire safety all year long. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from September 24, 2012 through September 30, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Olde Post Rd..............................EMS call................................9/24/12....................11:37 N. White Point Rd.......................EMS call................................9/24/12....................19:14 Lake Dr........................................EMS call................................9/25/12....................07:21 Howard St...................................Brush fire...............................9/25/12....................11:39 Bay Drive.....................................EMS call................................9/25/12....................16:03 N. White Point Rd.......................EMS call................................9/25/12....................20:19 White Point Rd............................Medical assist........................9/26/12....................12:47 Hwy. 293.....................................EMS call................................9/26/12....................15:54 Hwy. 20 East...............................Medical assist........................9/26/12....................20:47 Pine Street..................................Medical assist........................9/27/12....................10:43 Corinthian Pl/Destin....................Dispatched & cancelled........9/27/12....................12:11 Ward Cove Dr.............................Alarm activation.....................9/27/12....................13:53 Hwy. 293 S.................................Vehicle fire.............................9/28/12....................01:44 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical assist........................9/28/12....................07:14 Highway 20.................................EMS call................................9/28/12....................08:06 Hwy. 20 East...............................Dispatched & cancelled........9/28/12....................09:50 Shipley Dr....................................Lock-out.................................9/28/12....................10:22 Merchants Way...........................EMS call................................9/28/12....................14:42 Parkwood Place..........................EMS call................................9/28/12....................19:44 W. Parkwood Ln.........................Unintentional transmission...9/29/12....................13:22 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Valparaiso VolunteerThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of September: Location Situation Date Time Edge Ave.....................................Medical alarm...................9/1/12...........................11:07 Hidden Cove Dr...........................Sick call.............................9/4/12...........................04:33 Hwy. 85 South.............................Vehicle accident................9/4/12...........................19:59 Akron St.......................................Fall.....................................9/5/12...........................00:06 Magnolia Ave...............................Fire alarm..........................9/5/12...........................16:26 Crystal Lake Ln...........................Unconscious.....................9/7/12...........................17:34 Lincoln Ave..................................Allergic reaction................9/7/12...........................19:47 Kelly Mill Rd.................................Sick call.............................9/8/12...........................02:42 S. John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical alarm...................9/9/12...........................13:59 Kelly Lane....................................Sick call.............................9/10/12.........................09:09 Florida Ave...................................Chest pain.........................9/10/12.........................11:47 S. John Sims Pkwy.....................Breathing problem............9/10/12.........................13:57 Quail Trail.....................................Structure fire.....................9/10/12.........................23:52 Hidden Cove Cir..........................Structure fire.....................9/12/12.........................01:43 Hidden Cove Cir..........................Back pain..........................9/13/12.........................22:36 Mississippi Ave............................Fire standby......................9/15/12.........................07:36 Mississippi Ave............................Traumatic injury................9/18/12.........................16:45 Highland St..................................Fire alarm..........................9/20/12.........................09:55 Grandview Ave............................CVA/Stroke.......................9/24/12.........................13:28 Edge Ave.....................................Breathing problem............9/25/12.........................07:25 Highland St..................................Cardiac arrest...................9/29/12.........................08:59Page A-4 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Choose Baywalk, you deserve the best!4566 Hwy 20E, Ste. 104 Niceville www.baywalk2.comROCKY BAYOU RARE FIND! 2998 sq ft. 4 Bed, 3.5 Baths. All brick home. Formal dining, large kitchen with breakfast bar, family room, living room, bonus room upstairs. Built-in bookcases, Crown Moulding, fireplace, side load garage. Many extras. $395,000. ROCKY BAYOU A MUST SEE! TOTALLY UPDATED! Traditional All Brick Home, 4bed/2 bath. Media Wiring, Crown Molding, Central Vacuum, Formal Dining, Gas Fireplace. Built in bookcases. 2433 Sq. Ft. $375,000. MAGNOLIA PLANTATION Gated Community. Executive Home, SPACIOUS! 12 Ceilings, Custom hardwood Flooring, Plantation Shutters, Central Vac, Screened Lanai overlooking Lake and Golf Course, Side entry garage w/ Golf Cart Entrance. New A/C 2008. 4 Beds/3 bath. 2832 Sq Ft. $525,000. PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE: Courtyard Plaza BWB, 1500 Sq.Ft. Units. MAGNOLIA PLANTATION Gated Community EXQUISITE!! Custom built Executive Home with Pool overlooking Lake. Upgrades throughout, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, 3 Car Garage, Office, Bonus Room and More. 5380 Sq. Ft. A Must See! $799,000. 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. $475,000 HWY 20 WEST Prime Commercial Lane a block from Freeport City Hall. $125,000. NEED SOMEONE TO WORK THROUGH YOUR SHORT SALES WITH YOU? CALL JANE CALL Jane Rainwater: (850) 897-1101 1-888-390-4450 www.nicevilleinsurance.comThis season protect your team with insurance from Auto-Owners Insurance and keep everything you value Safe. Sound. Secure.We are an independent agency proudly representing Auto Owners Insurance! King of the CourtsBASKETBALL CAMPINDIVIDUAL SKILLS & TOURNAMENT TEAM PLAYLocated inRUCKEL GYMOct. 27 4-7pm, Oct. 28 1-4pm Nov. 3 4-7pm, Nov. 4 1-4pmOpen toBOYS & GIRLSGrades 3-5 Camp is limited to the first 35 campers. Cost is $75.00 per camper for all four days. (FREET-Shirt included) Checks payable to: King of the Courts Camp. Mail to 4433 Southminister Circle, Niceville, FL 32578 or Email to j.runyon@cox.net. QUESTIONS: Email or call (850) 502-9372.Camper s Name: ________________________________________ Camper s Grade (2012-13):_____________ Parents name(s):________________________________ Contact number: _______________________________ Contact Email: _____________________________________________ Camper s Shirt Size: YS YM YL AS AMREGISTRATION FORM4-DAYS Nicevilles #1REAL ESTATE OFFICEhttp://www.century21wilsonminger.com 2011 CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CENTURY 21 IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OWNED BY CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE LLC. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMPANY. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED. Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon Find us on TDC discusses sponsorships in wake of scandal Daniel O'Byrne Dave Parisot 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 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)

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because property values countywide, which peaked at the height of the nationwide housing bubble in 2007, have declined annually ever since. County property-tax revenue in 2007 was $62.1 million. This year's tab is the lowest since the $38.8 million levied in 2004. During a public hearing Sept. 18, at which the budget was given final approval, the Okaloosa County Commission voted to continue funding Okaloosa County Transit (OCT), the county's public bus system, to include Route 14, the express route connecting Niceville with Crestview and Fort Walton Beach. That route had been threatened under a previous proposal. The commission also voted to restore $350,000 to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's office budget that had previously been recommended for elimination by County Administrator Jim Curry. Sheriff Larry Ashley had vociferously opposed the cuts. County spokeswoman Kathy Newby said the extra funds were restored by moving money from other parts of the budget, including a trust fund of the Sheriff's Office. In addition, said Newby, the commissioners agreed to restore partial funding for the Ben Gordon Visitation Center, a facility that provides a safe, supervised environment for parent-child visits in cases of suspected child abuse, neglect, or in contested custody situations. The commission voted to restore $12,500 in funding for the facilityabout half its annual operating costs, and to seek an outside source of funding such as private donations or state/federal grants, to fund the rest of the cost of keeping the facility operating for another year. A millage rate of 3.2899 means that Okaloosa property owners pay just under $3.29 in property tax for every $1,000 of appraised taxable value of their property, after homestead exemptions and other discounts. For example, the owner of a home appraised at $200,000 taxable value pays $657.98 in county property tax, in addition to other property taxes for the Okaloosa County School District, local fire districts and other property taxing entities. In addition to regular property tax, the county commission also approved continuance of the county's extra tax of 0.18 mills on property in unincorporated parts of the county to pay for parks and recreation. That millage rate means that the property owner mentioned above pays an additional $36 tax for parks and recreation, in such unincorporated areas as East Niceville, Bluewater Bay, or Seminole. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Advertisers!Don t miss these special color ad pages from Beacon Newspapers!Don t miss these special color ad pages from Beacon Newspapers!Save Gas Shop Locally With fuel prices high, shoppers want to get the most bang for their buck by shopping close to home! 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Crowns & Bridges Fillings & Partials Dentures Root Canals Extractions Implants EmergenciesNOW OFFERING - Botox Juvederm Invisalign Conscious Sedation897-4488 www.drbroutin.com Merchants Walk Ste 101 NicevilleOlivier Broutin, D.M.D. Accepting New Patients*Minimum fee only for ADA code D9972OFFEREXPIRES 10/31/12 TEETH WHITENING$199* 143 S. John Sims Pkwy. Valparaiso ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS729-3300 CARING FOR FAMILIES NEWBORN TO ADULTEMERALD COAST FAMILY MEDICINEWEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENT INTERNAL MEDICINE PEDIATRICS PREVENTIVE CARE SPORT/SCHOOL PHYSICALS IMMUNIZATIONSDr. T. Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician NOW OFFERING HCGMOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED 1005-A John Sims Pkwy. (Palm Plaza) Niceville, FL 850-279-4361Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. 5:15 p.m.Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30pmWednesdays 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Sharon M. Streeter, O.D. Thomas A. 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NicevilleTues-Fri 9-6 Sat 8-2Evening Appointments Upon Request We carry RedKen Color and Products Kenra Haircare Products 2300 N. Partin Drive, Niceville Superioralf.com (850) 897-2244OCTOBER 6Superior Residences For advanced registration please call and GENERAL REPAIRBrakes Water PumpsTiming Belts Struts/Shocks NOW OFFERING AMSOIL OIL CHANGES!PEPPER & TONYZen masters, guard dogs, & welcoming committee Expert, Certified Techs Quality Parts Detailed Estimates Friendly Service(850)729-6629 Your Local On Time A/C Service CompanyCALL US to schedule your Fall T une-Up. 389-4611onehourair.comHe said such fluctuations are not uncommon, and attributed this fall's expected drop to more potential students choosing to take available jobs rather than pursue education at this timea result of a recovering local economy. Handy also said that there have been numerous reports in national news media suggesting that higher education has become so expensive as to not always be worth the expense, especially as many students nationwide are graduating from colleges and universities with large amounts of student debt. Handy added, however, that such debt is not as much of a problem for NWFSC graduates, because of NWFSC's low tuition and fees relative to other colleges in Florida and elsewhere, and because many NWFSC students are able to finance their education without resorting to heavy borrowing, thanks in part to the many scholarships and other forms of financial aid available to NWFSC students. Hanna met with trustees as part of his regular schedule to visit all Floridas 28 state and community colleges, according to the college. During his speech to the NWFSC trustees, Hanna spoke about the uniqueness and success of Floridas system of 28 community and state colleges, which is the third largest system in the nation and the second largest producer in the U.S. of associate degrees. Hanna said that Florida's community and state college system began "with some farsighted people in the 1950s," and that many such colleges were begun in subsequent years, growing to today's system, including NWFSC, which opened in 1964. He said that Florida's community colleges are the primary point of access to higher education in Florida, with 65 percent of the state's high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education beginning at a Florida community college. The chancellor praised the achievements of NWFSC, including the 100 percent passing rate of nursing students on state licensure exams, the consistent top academic ranking in Florida for the NWFSC Collegiate High School, and the high rate (66 percent) of NWFSC graduates who go on to enroll in a Florida university. At the conclusion of his speech, Hanna told the trustees that he had "brought some love" for NWFSC, in the form of three donations totaling $19,692, made possible through various corporate and matching gift programs administered by the Foundation College System Foundation. The funds Hanna presented to the college included $11,077 in scholarships from Florida Blue Funds (formerly Blue Cross/Blue Shield). Hanna also presented $4,837 from the Helios Foundation to support first generation college students, with preference given to students who are preparing for a career in education and plan to become teachers in Florida. Also, Hanna presented a $3,778 Dream Makers scholarship fund donation for additional support of first generation college students. In other business during the meeting, the trustees approved updated conflict of interest and document retention policies for the NWFSC Foundation. The new policies directly quote language taken from Florida statutes regarding conflicts of interest and document retention. The trustees also approved a slate of officers and directors for the 501c(3) NWFSC Foundation. The slate of new officers will next go before the annual meeting of the Foundation for voting and approval. The slate of 2013 -14 officers includes: Fred Thomas of Fort Walton Beach as president; Dewayne Youngblood of Destin as vice president; Scott Jackson of Niceville as treasurer and Cristie Kedroski, foundation executive director and NWFSC vice president for college advancement, as secretary. Proposed as new or continuing directors for three-year terms to expire in 2016 were Bethany Burke, David Costa Jr., Scott Jackson, Don Litke and Venita Morrell. Proposed for a two-year appointment to expire in February 2015 were Don Howard, Lori Kelley, Lamar Conerly, Wayne Campbell, Jan McDonald, and Donnie Richardson; The trustees voted down a recommended new policy for the NWFSC Foundation which calls for all professional services contracts between the foundation and a third party to be reexamined every three years by the Finance Committee. Trustees asked that the foundations board instead review the language of the proposed policy to potentially strengthen it with more precise language relating to bid and Request For Quote (RFQ) timetables for contracts such as banking, insurance, investment management and property management. The trustees' next meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16, and will take place at the college's Fort Walton Beach campus rather than at the usual location at the Niceville campus. COLLEGEFrom page A-1 ALL AROUND THE TOWN Randall HannaThe Boathouse Landing, in Valparaiso, is a relaxed waterfront dining experience for everyone to enjoy. Whether dining with the family, a cozy meal for two, or a place to unwind with a few friends, the Boathouse Landing has something to offer every dining occasion. The Boathouse Landing has been family owned and operated by Nick and Lisa Sarra since 2001. They offer lunch and dinner, 7 days a week, and specialize in fresh seafood, steaks, and pastas. The menu covers an array of savory dishes to suit most tastes. Local favorites are the Boathouse Grouper and the Oysters Rockefeller appetizer. A new menu item is the Blackened Fish Tacos wrapped in soft flour tortillas, topped with cucumber wasabi sauce and served with pineapple mango slaw. New sandwiches options include: jalapeno burger, mushroom Swiss burger, and the Boathouse Chicken Sandwich. This is a pan sauted breast of chicken topped with sauted mushrooms, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and honey mustard. Also, The Boathouse Landing features Early Bird specials which run from 4:30-6 p.m. daily. One delectable Early Bird entre is the Pecan Crusted Catch of the Day, which is a pan sauted white fish crusted with chopped pecan, topped with a honey cinnamon sauce then served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley. Another entre is the Chicken Piccata, which is a pan sauted chicken breast topped with a lemon caper cream sauce and also served with rice pilaf and vegetables. Beef Tenderloin Medallions are also another mouthwatering choice. Topped with marsala mushrooms, these melt-in-your-mouth tenderloins are served with red skinned potatoes and a vegetable medley. Other Early Bird choices are Fried Gulf Shrimp and Shrimp Etouffe. Boathouse Landing s close proximity to Eglin AFB makes it an ideal location for a quick and delectable lunch. If you re planning a retirement or goingaway celebration, the Landing provides a menu of fast, delicious lunch options. The Boathouse Landing s banquet room can be reserved to accommodate small gatherings of people all the way up to large events of 75 or more. The Bilge Pub offers two ways to unwind after a day of work or play, with a comfortable lounge inside, and a covered outside patio and oyster bar. Oysters on the half shell are available in the lounge. Enjoy a half dozen with your friends and favorite happy hour drink. The Bilge Pub offers happy hour Monday through Saturday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Various drink specials are served daily. With the cooler fall weather, outdoor dining is the perfect option at the Boathouse Landing. On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy live music on the patio and outside dining deck. Music can vary from country and soft rock, to island grooves. The relaxed mood of the music adds to the dining experience at The Boathouse Landing. Occasionally, a dining patron may even catch a glimpse of dolphins swimming through the waters of Boggy Bayou while listening to an island Reggae beat. The Boathouse Landing also rents boat slips on a nightly and monthly basis. Slips are available for diners who choose to come in by water for a meal. The Boathouse Landing is located at 124 John Sims Parkway in Valparaiso. Call the restaurant at 678-2805 or visit their website at www.theboathouselanding.com.The Boathouse LandingFeaturing Delectable Early Bird Specials PECAN CRUSTED CATCH OF THE DAYWhite fish, pan sauteed & crusted with chopped pecans. Topped with a honey cinnamon cream sauce. Served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley CHICKEN PICATTAPan sauteed chicken breast topped with a lemon caper cream sauce. Served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley BEEF TENDERLOIN MEDALLIONSTopped with a marsala mushroom demi glace, served with red skin mashed potatoes and vegetable medley FRIED GULF SHRIMPServed with french fries and cole slaw SHRIMP ETOUFFEESauteed bay shrimp in a classic etouffee sauce, served over rice pilaf HOURS: 10:45am-9pm Su.-Th. 10:45am-9:30pm Fri. 11:30am 9:30pm Sat. Casual Waterfront Dining featuring Seafood, Steak & Pasta $9954:30 pm-6:00 pm 7 Days a WeekEARLY BIRD SPECIALSNEW124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.comAdvertising Feature Inside and outside dining available, both sharing a spectacular view of Boggy Bayou.

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Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville, has been named one of the nations Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Twin Cities Hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidencebased clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, childrens asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. The Niceville hospital, owned by Hospital Corp. of America, Nashville, Tenn., is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Twin Cities Hospital was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: Pneumonia and Surgical Care. The ratings are based on accountability data reported to the Illinois-based accrediting commission in 2011. We do a lot of our checking live-time, said David Whalen, the hospitals chief executive, about the facility's procedures. Were pretty obsessive about our pharmacology and we are extremely obsessive about any infection possibilities. This is how they keep their hospital at its best. Whalen said the hospital has an incredible medical staff and you cant work there if youre not 100 percent board certified. 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Promoting peaceBluewater Elementary School students celebrated International Day of Peace on Sept. 21 by creating "Pinwheels for Peace" in art class. They displayed their handmade pinwheels in front of the school to share with the community. Pictured here are art teacher Sarah Saczynski and first grader Kenley Lafitte. Please see HOSPITAL, page B-3 Heart & Sole Talks: Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)As seating is limited, please call Consult-a-Nurse at 850-864-0213 to make your reservation today! 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WOOCA senior activities Walton Okaloosa County Council on Aging offers weekly activities for adults 60 years old and over at the Valparaiso Community Center, 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. All activities begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday is Dominoes, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday is bingo and Thursday is Wii bowling. 833-9291 or wccoa@lycos.com. Night Vision gallery show The Arts and Design Societys Night Vision takes place Oct. 3-27 at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. The exhibition of art is based on nocturnal themes. Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and 1-4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, 244-1271 or www.artsdesignsociety.org. Archaeology at Heritage Park The Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center will host a free public lecture series in honor of the Indian Temple Mound Museums 50years as an entity. The series will feature local archaeologists discussing their jobs in the local area. On Oct. 3, 6 p.m., Dr. Prentice M. Thomas and Jan Campbell of Prentice Thomas and Associates Cultural Resources Management present the first lecture, The Perfect Storm in Historic Archaeology: A Study of Life in a Turpentine Camp. The Archaeology Lecture Series will take place every Tuesday or Wednesday in October, inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. Seats are first come, first serve. 833-9595. Family movie planned The Valparaiso Community Library invites families and friends to its next Early Release Movie Day on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m., for The Avengers. Drinks and snacks will be served. The film is rated PG-13. Rosemont Baptist yard sale Rosemont Baptist Church will hold a yard sale, rain or shine, for Operation Christmas Child on Oct. 6, 7 a.m., at 1601 27th St. All proceeds go towards the program, which sends hundreds of shoeboxes filled with gifts to children overseas. Contact Mary at 678-1611. Fire department open house The Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department will host a Fire Prevention Week open house on Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at 431 Valparaiso Pkwy. There will be door prizes and childrens activities throughout the day. Lunch served around noon. Contact 729-5410. Walk to End Alzheimer s Join the Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers Oct. 6, 8 a.m., at Superior Residences, 2300 N. Partin Drive. Its part of the nations largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. If you would like to sign up to walk individually, or as part of a team, contact 897-2244, or erambow@superiorstaff.com. Explore the Outdoors Walton Outdoors will hold its Explore the Outdoors Festival Saturday, Oct. 6, 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. WaltonOutdoors.com/explorefest. Charity disc golf tourney The Playground Disc Golf Club will host the 2012 Fling for Sight Charity disc golf tournament for the FWB Sonic City Lions Club, Oct. 6, at Ferry Park, Fort Walton Beach. Tee off is 9:30 a.m. This is a Southern Nationals Qualifier consisting of two rounds of 21 hole disc golf with a $25 entry fee. Bring a pair of old eyeglass frames and receive a free raffle ticket. Lunch will also be available for purchase. Pre-register at Key Chains Bike and Disc or the day of the tournament, 7:30-8:15 a.m. Contact 357-2739. Guided hikes for all ages The E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center hosts Trail Days with guided hikes on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 4956 State Hwy 20 East, Freeport. The hikes will cover the native flora and fauna of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem, wildlife and habitat identification and anything that sparks the groups interests. Bring comfortable sneakers, water and insect repellant. Cost for adults, $5, ages 6-12, $2, and ages 6 and under are free. 835-1824 or www.eowilsoncenter.org. Emerald Coast Duck Regatta Adopt a rubber duck for a $10 or higher donation 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, 1 p.m., at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line will receive a prize. The event includes face painters, crafts, scavenger hunts and a chance to win a $50,000 prize. Admission is free and the event opens at 11 a.m. Ducks are available for adoption at the Sacred Heart gift shop in Miramar Beach or online at emeraldcoastduckregatta.com. NW Florida Fair The 2012 Northwest Florida Fair will be held Oct. 8-13 at the C.H. Bull Rigdon Fairgrounds, Fort Walton Beach. There will be rides, 4-H exhibits and shows and a Paul Bunyan Lumberjack show (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. Tuesday, admission for the whole family is $2. Wednesday, Oct. 10, is military night. Free entry for retired and active military and dependents. Thursday night is student night. Wear your school shirt for free entry. The school with the most students attending will receive a donation. Saturday is Kids Day. Green Corn Festival Volunteers needed at Bluewater Elementary School for the annual The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 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 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! 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR Seafood Festival this weekendThe 34th Annual Destin Seafood Festival will be held at the Destin Harbor Boardwalk from Oct. 5-7. Enjoy fresh local seafood, live music, artists, fireworks and more. The festivities begin Friday from 3-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Please see CALENDAR, page B-5 Law Office ofSAMUEL M. PEEKThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Probate Wills Trusts Estate Planning Powers of Attorney Medical Directives 678-1178222 Government Avenue Niceville, FL 32578

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Beverly J. Carr1931Beverly Jean Carr born on Jan 11, 1931, in Penn Yan, N.Y. to Richard Millis and Claudine Dencenburg. She joined her Lord on Sept 17, 2012, at 2:30 P.M. following a stroke on the 4th. Beverly retired from Civil Service at Eglin AFB in 1991 and enjoyed travel, square dancing, get-togethers and too many friends to count. Most recently she attended Niceville United Methodist Church Sunday morning Bible studies and services after. She also enjoyed square dancing and playing cards at the church. She is survived by: her daughter Vicky J. Caldwell and two sons Craig D. and Randy S. Caldwell; six grandchildren: Damian, Jeremy, Lindsay, and Melissa Caldwell, Vanessa Pavacic and Jessica Dunnington; five great grandchildren; and her sister Marion Curle. She was the cornerstone of the family and a loyal, loving friend and neighbor who is already missed greatly. Her final resting place will be in Lake View Cemetery, Penn Yan, N.Y. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.Twincitiescremationsfune rals.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Locally owned 18 yearsCorner of Partin & John Sims A name you can trust JIMSMITHOwner678-5999 ofFIREARMSSELECTIONLARGE JEWELRY REPAIR WE BUY GOLD, SILVER AND FIREARMS 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 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 Pollys Concrete Products Pollys Concrete Productswww.pollysconcrete.com Before After $50.00OFFFormed & Poured Driveway$100.00OFFCobblestone Paver DrivewayREADY TO ENHANCE YOUR CURB APPEAL?Upgrade your old existing driveway with Stylish Cobblestone Pavers or we can remove and repour your driveway.Call today for a free estimate 897-3314 850-473-0091 Cordova Mall PensacolaChair Massage10 Minutes for $10Foot Reflexology (oil)10 Minutes $15 20 Minutes $25 30 Minutes $36Full Body Table Massage Deep TissueDressed (dry) 10 Minutes $16 20 Minutes $26 30 Minutes $36 Swedish (oil) 30 Minutes $43 60 Minutes $68 I'm retired military and I've had massages all over the world; this is one of the best I've ever had. 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 The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in NicevilleLEE MULLIS, MD Over 25 Years Experience National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon The Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office 15 Years Experience A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: CATARACTS DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville (850)678-5338930 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted of accredited hospitals reporting data. The hospital is one of 244 nationwide recognized on the list two years in a row. Whalen said the hospital has set its sights on a third year on the list. We just keep charging on, he said. Excellence, he said is what patients can expect. If not, I want them to call me. When their breakfast comes and its cold, I want them to call me. Each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures met two 95 percent performance thresholds on 2011 accountability measure data. First, each hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, each met or exceeded 95 percent performance on every accountability measure for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidencebased practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practicefor example, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and providing a home management plan for children with asthma. When we raise the bar and provide the proper guidance and tools, hospitals have responded with excellent results, said Mark R. Chassin, president, the Joint Commission. This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity," Chassin said. HOSPITALFrom page B-1 David Whalen Beverly Carr Obituary

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Niceville, Crestview, Fort Walton and Navarre! One bedroom to five bedrooms from $450-$2500!Search online at: OurLocalRental.com Century 21Wilson Minger AgencyNicevilles 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. 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. Closing date for online applications October 5, 2012 Interested parties who meet the above requirements and who desire to be considered for the stated opening should indicate their interest by applying online (www.bankccb.com) using our application procedure. CCB COMMUNITY BANKEQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Help Wanted Help Wanted Valparaiso commerical office for lease. $600 +tax per month. 1200 sf. Located at 467 John Sims Parkway just outside Eglin East gate. 678-1427 or 6786211. Ask for Charles Home in Defuniak Springs. 2-3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Walk to city park, swimming, fishing, water ski, lots of extras. 850-892-6408 Looking for a home? Be sure to check the classified section every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. Located at 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville. 850678-1080 Homes for Sale Commercial Office Space NEWSPAPER REPORTER The Bay Beacon has an opening for a full-time 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. 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SFPRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLEFor more information call897-6464 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 THEBAYBEACON

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The Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Mullet Festival Charity Golf Tournament is set for Rocky Bayou Country Club Thursday, Oct. 11. Tee time is 1 p.m. Individual entry fee is $90 or $75 for Rocky Bayou Country Club members. The price includes green fee and cart, food by Chef Bonnie of Rocky Bayou Country Club, range balls, a $10,000 hole-in-one prize as well as other prizes, entry to the auction and the awards ceremony. The proceeds will go to scholarships for local students. The goal is to raise $10,000. For information, call tournament chairman Jimmie Boisjolie, 699-0045, or cochairman Allen Tucker, 6785141. *** Registration is open for players between 7 and 14 for the spring 2013 Traveling Eagles baseball season. There is no fee for tryouts. Tryouts are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28. Visit Travelingeagles.com for more information and to sign up. Green Corn Festival on Friday, Oct. 12 from 4-7 p.m. Student volunteers needed to help run booths and activities from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Booths include face painting, a basketball toss, beanbag throw, and much more. For information and to volunteer contact Ashley Toohey at ashley2e@yahoo.com. 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 offers 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 the day of the event. VIP tickets are $50 in advance and $60 the day of. Tickets can be purchased online at destinbeerfestival.com or at any Wine World location, 269-2909. Rosary Rally The 2012 Public Square Rosary Rally will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, noon, at 208 N Partin Drive in front of the City Hall complex. Sponsored by America Needs Fatima. It will last about 45 minutes, 835-2323. Rotary golf tourney Reservations are being taken for the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Golf Tournament Thursday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m., Rocky Bayou Country Club. The 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. NHS club hosts event Niceville High Schools Invisible Children Club premiers their headquarters new film Oct. 12, 2:30 p.m., at NHS auditorium. There will also be a Ugandan speaker. No admission fee. Invisible Children is a nationwide organization raising money to help with the conflict in Uganda, where children are abducted and forced to fight as soldiers. For more information contact elizariley77@gmail.com or 512-7456248. Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival The 36th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will be held from Oct. 19-21. There will be food, rides, games, crafts and four tons of fish. Country singers are set to perform, including Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler and The Molly Ringwalds. Parking is free and admission is $10, except for Saturday after 5 p.m., which is $15. Festival starts on Friday at 11 a.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. The Mullet Festival is located at the intersection of Hwy 85 N and College Blvd., Niceville. For more information visit Mulletfestival.com. 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 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Admission is $6, regardless of age. Advance reservations are required. For reservations call 729-6065 or 7296000. You can also email House Manager Delores Merrill at merrilld@nwfsc.edu. NWFSC IT Pro Camp Northwest Florida State College will offer a free IT Pro Camp on Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at the campus student services center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The one-day learning event is geared toward those working in the IT field and welcomes anyone who has an interest in computer science. A primary presenter will be Blain Barton, a Microsoft employee for 19 years. The free event suggests advance registration due to space. The event includes door prizes from Microsoft and refreshments. Pre-register at http://itprocamp.com/northwestflorida/ Contact John Humphrey, 7296099 or humphrej@nwfsc.edu. Last boating safety class The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct its last boating safety class of the year, Oct. 20, at the Coast Guard Station, 2000 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Destin. The class runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 17. Cost is $35, which includes the course, book, exam, FWC safe boating ID card, a safety whistle, lunch, line handling and knots demo, and a tour of the station. To register contact John Ryan, at 623-980-8782 ryanjohnj@hotmail.com. 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 Monday, Oct. 22, 5-7:30 p.m., ages 10-17. Register at eruff@valp.org or call 729-5406. Pancakes for cheerleaders Eds Hometown Seafood and Steaks, Palm Plaza, Niceville, will host a pancake breakfast 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. 25th annual Powwow slated The 25th annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow will be presented by Eglin Air Force Base and the Thunderbird Intertribal Council at the Mullet Festival Grounds, 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 alcohol free 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. www.thunderbirdpowwow.org/ Church Arts and Crafts Fair St. Simons on the Sound will host its 38th Annual Arts & Craft Fair from Nov. 2-3 at 28 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach. From Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., shop more than 100 booths with handmade crafts including St. Simons bake shop, which features pepper jelly and Cajun pickles. Enjoy the Kitchen Cafe for snacks and lunch. Proceeds support local charities and admission is free. For more information contact Christine Watson, 6515001. Annual Filipino Fiesta The Filipino American Association of Okaloosa County hosts the 35th Annual Barrio Fiesta Night on Nov. 10, 5:30 p.m., at the Niceville Community Center. The Philippine Performing Arts Company from Tampa will perform and retired Air Force Col. Howard Hill, former POW and school board commissioner, will speak on Honoring Active and Retired Military Families. Tickets, which include dinner, can only be purchased in advance by Oct. 13. Contact Vicenta Tate at 2181175. Military members looking for volunteer hours contact Annie Sandalo Cameron, 586-1552 or email ajcrosewood@valp.net Yule of Yesteryear The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will present the Yule of Yesteryear, a traditional holiday celebration, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A Victorian Tea will be 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.Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. CHURCH DIRECTORY Need someone that speaks uent insurance? CALL ME TODAY. Bo Burns, Agent 1811 John Sims Parkway Niceville, FL 32578 Bus: 850-678-3441 bo.burns.cvly@statefarm.com bo.burns.cvly@statefarm.com Bus: 850-678-3441 Niceville, FL 32578 1811 John Sims Parkway Bo Burns, Agent .tahtroftnegaruoymI cirptsebehttaegarevoctseb htevahuoytahtdna,snoitpo oydnatsrednuuoyerusekam ehllI.otevahtnowuoy,pleh htiwdnasartxeyrassecennu r ofyapotstnawenooN ec e r uo p le y m oHmraF et a t S 38 11 00 1 L. Y A AY DOTEMLLCA.erehtsimraFettaS robhgiendoogaekiL cirptsebehttaegarevoctsebI, n ot gnim oo l Bec f Oe m o ec 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 St. Paul Lutheran & PreschoolSunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. Gods work. Our hands.1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com CALENDARFrom page B-2 Weddings, Engagements, or Special Anniversaries?We would like to let everyone in your hometown know about! Just write up a little article and enclose a photo if possible and bring it by or mail it to: Beacon Newspapers. 1181 E. John Sims Pky., Niceville, FL 32578 Junior tennis champsJunior tennis champions celebrated Saturday at Bluewater Bay Tennis Center. From left: front, tournament director Adon Kronk; Boys and Girls 10 and Under participants John Kotite and Nick Koulisis, Niceville; Anirudh Tammisetti, Tallahassee; Emily Blumberg, Santa Rosa Beach; and Ryan Ringel, Niceville. Destin s Wyatt Coleman and Megan Hovenden (back right) were semi-final winners in the Boy and Girl 14 divisions. Finals were postponed due to inclement weather. Photo by Martha LaGuardia-KotiteNiceville's Boswell commits to MSUSpecial to the Beacon Niceville Soccer standout Savannah Boswell committed to Mississippi State University on her official visit to the school recently. I am so excited to have the opportunity to get the chance to continue to play soccer in college at Mississippi State Savannah said. The school and its facilities were just awesome. I got the feeling from the entire coaching staff and players that this program is headed for championships and they want me to be a part of it! Isnt that cool? I just feel so humbled and blessed. An All Sports Association/Northwest Florida Daily News All Area selection in both Soccer and Track and Field since she was a freshman, Savannah said she elected to pursue soccer over track and field in college, primarily because she loves the team chemistry that soccer offers over the more individualized competition of track and field. Savannah said her commitment is firm. She had numerous opportunities from schools across the Southeast including Stetson, Troy, University of South Florida, University of West Alabama and Armstrong Atlantic State; however, chose Mississippi State for an opportunity to play in the SEC. The only thing that could be more exciting right now, would be to fulfill my goal of helping my Niceville teammates go win a state Championship this coming year, Savannah said. Sports Briefs 216 compete in Lewis Relay RunFollowing are the results from the Sept. 15 seventh annual Relay for Life 5K Run/Walk, held at Lewis School in Valparaiso. The total raised for the American Cancer Society is still being tallied, but is believed to be between $3,000 and $4,000. 3.1-mile results: Overall Male, Steven Garrett, 28, Destin, 17:32. Male Master, Rob Crist, 47, Niceville, 19:34. Male Grandmaster, Ken Conner, 56. Niceville, 20:17. Overall Female, Mary Valdez, 33, Niceville, 20:56. Female Master, Cheryl Wolfe, 52, Fort Walton Beach, 22:41. Female Grandmaster, Caroline Levesque, 51, Valparaiso, 23:40. The Master designation goes to runners 40 and older. The Grandmaster designation goes to those runners who are 50 and older. The field of runners included 216 men and women. The youngest male runner was Benicio Gallegos, 9, Valparaiso, who finished 163rd with a time of 38:32. The oldest male was Paul Bordenave, 80, Valparaiso, who finished 198th with a time of 49:41. The youngest female runner was Ysabella Gallegos, 9, Valparaiso, who finished with a time of 38:32, while the oldest female runner was Carol Jollift, 62, Niceville, with a time of 49:23. Savannah Boswell

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-6 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Schedules To order, please call or visit: 850-226-4111 EdibleArrangements.com230 Eglin Parkway N.E., Fort Walton Beach EdibleARRANGEMENTSMake your Halloween Party complete with a spooky EDIBLE ARRANGEMENT!This Monster Bash Bouquet will be the center of attention at any party! $7PICK-UP OR DELIVERYWhen you mention this ad. Offer valid on select products. Cannot be combined with other offers. Offer code must be used when placing the order. Code: bayb1012 Exp: 10/31/12OFF YOUR ORDER 908 S. Palm Blvd. Niceville www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.com Comprehensive Family Care Advanced Sterilization Techniques Luma Arch Whitening In Office Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding Digital X Rays (Less Radiation Exposure) Custom Crowns/Bridges Implant Restoration Gentle Nitrous Oxide In Office Water PurificationACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSKeeping your teeth healthy, one visit at a time. RALFP. ZAPATA, D.D.S. THOMASGRANT, D.M.D.729 1223 Most Insurance Plans FiledWe would like to WELCOME Dr. Thomas Grant, D.M.D. to Niceville Family Dental and the community. Please call today for an appointment. Happy 18thAnniversary Happy 18thAnniversaryLove is kind & patient, never jealous, boastful, proud or rude. Love isnt selfish or quick tempered. It doesnt keep a record of wrongs that others do. Love rejoices in the truth, but not in evil. Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful and trusting. Love never fails!1 Corinthians 13Melissa & Kevin MahoneyCelebrate the joys of today, the fond memories of yesteryears, and the hopes and dreams of tomorrow! May our Almighty LORD bless both of you always May HE be your constant companion In every step in this lifes pilgrimage May your bonds of lifetime Love and Marriage strengthen Holding ever strong amidst lifes challenges And may our friendship stay strong as ever through the years(The Honeys) Late Choctaw field goal drops Eagles to 0-2Devin Vazquez scores 3 TDs in losing effortBy Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Eagles suffered a tough loss at the hands Choctaw Indians last Friday night as the Indians edged Niceville out in the last seconds of the game, 3128, with a field goal at the buzzer. The previous week, the Eagles fell to the Navarre Raiders in another extremely tight match that came down to the end. The losses put the Eagles at 0-2 for the district, and 2-3 overall. The Indians had home field advantage, but the Eagles took the lead in the first quarter after a touchdown by Tyler Head. Choctaw answered with a touchdown to tie the game, and so set the tone for the entire game. Eagles scored, Indians answered. After an exciting fumble recovery, the Eagles took possession of the ball and Devin Vazquez scored his first of three touchdowns for the night, to send the Eagles into halftime with a 14-7 lead. The call and response continued, but the Indians werent able to go ahead. Late in the third quarter, the Eagles scored, pushing them ahead, 28-21, on a 77-yard touchdown by Vazquez late in the third quarter. The Indian defense managed to keep the fourth quarter scoreless for the Eagles, while their offense tied the game midway through. In the final, nail-biting moments of the game, the Indians booted the game-winning field goal to take home a 31-28 victory over the Eagles, their first in nearly a decade. The loss, like the one against Navarre, came at the end of a close fought battle. But as head coach John Hicks put it, We had our chances to win. We dont make excuses. How will they move ahead after the loss? Were Niceville. Weve got a lot of pride. Well go and play hard again. The Eagles winning tradition has been tested so far this season, but they hope to turn that around this week as they travel to Mosley on Thursday for another district game. Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Eagle quarterback Ashton Hooker completes a pass to Alec Morgan in Friday s football game at Choctawhatchee High School. The Eagles lost the game on a field goal in the final seconds of play. Ruckel runs to firstThe sound of pounding feet signaled the start of middle school cross country season as the Ruckel Rams ran to victory in their first meet Sept. 12. From left: coach Dale Eiriksson, Dillon Buckley, Hunter Brake, James Underwood and coach Zac Keeler. The boys were among the top four finishers for Ruckel. Not pictured is Calvin Blackford, who placed first. Ruckel also won its Sept. 19 and 26 meets on both the girls and boys sides.Wednesday, Oct. 3 Lewis -Davidson, cross country, 4 Ruckel @Destin, cross country, 4 Lewis@Destin, volleyball, 4 Ruckel -Pryor, volleyball, 4 NHS @FWB, golf (Indian Bayou), noon Thursday, Oct. 4 NHS @Mosley, football, 7 Ruckel @Davidson, football, 6:30 Lewis-Pryor, football, 6:30 Friday, Oct. 5 RBCS -Maclay, football, 7 Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6 NHS @FSU Invitational, cross country, Tallahassee Monday, Oct. 8 Lewis-Liza Jackson, volleyball, 4 Ruckel-Shoal River, volleyball, 4 Tuesday, Oct. 9 NHS @Crestview, golf, 3:30 Wednesday, Oct. 10 Ruckel@Baker, volleyball, 4 Lewis-Davidson, volleyball, 4 Ruckel@ Pryor, cross country, 4 Lewis-Destin, cross country, 4 More sports, B-5.