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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: 10-17-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections closed the voter registration books for the Nov. 6 general election on Oct. 9, posting a slight decline in overall voter rolls since the last presidential election in 2008. More marked was a continued decline Democratic registration ranks nearly to the point of being eclipsed by "other" voters, which are defined as being those who are registered in other than the Republican or Democratic parties, or in no party. Democratic registrants total 21.4 percent of the county total, an all-time low, compared with 58.5 percent Republican and 20.1 percent "other." As of Oct. 15, Okaloosas 128,111 registered voters comprised 74,971 Republicans, 27,407 Democrats and 25,733 registered to other affiliations. Total registration was down 1,262 from October 2008, and down 4,435 from a peak in October 2009. The closing of rolls for the general election marks the end of an interesting voter registration season in Okaloosa County. Paul Lux, supervisor of elections, said that he and his staff reported approximately three dozen questionable voter registration forms to the state attorney earlier this year. The suspect forms were all submitted by workers from the third-party registration firm Strategic Allied Consulting, which submitted about 2,200 voter registration forms in Okaloosa County, according to Lux. Lux said the forms in question were often sloppy or incomplete and contained inconsistent data and nonexistent addresses. Inside ...City: Publix sets sights on NicevilleBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The City of Niceville has received preliminary plans from Publix Super Markets Inc. to build a grocery store northwest of the intersection of John Sims Parkway and Rocky Bayou Drive. The plans call for the construction of a 45,600-square-foot Publix building and as many as 13 adjacent stores, ranging from 1,400 to 2,900 square feet, for retailers to be determined later. Darcy Chaney, building inspector for the City of Niceville, said that although the plans are not final, and the company has not yet applied for a building permit, Publix has already spent enough money on utilities to convince him that it will follow through on construction. The plans call for the Publix to be built adjacent to land earmarked for, but still undeveloped by, Home Depot. Bruce Price, Niceville director of public works, said a roundabout would be constructed on Rocky Bayou Drive to connect it to the Publix shopping center. This roundabout would connect to a service road running along the north side of John Sims, linking the Publix center with the Walmart shopping center to the west by way of a bridge over Swift Creek. Plans also show as many as three accesses to John Sims from the service road east of Swift Creek. Chaney said final plans for Publix construction should be received by the city by the end of October or beginning of 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 17, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 20 Pages, 3 Sections, 6 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Experience the play, Proof at the NWFSC Sprint Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville campus. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for 18 years old and under.Saturday, 8:30 a.m-5 p.m. If you have a passion for technology or want tips to prevent hacking, try the free IT Pro Camp at the NWFSC campus student services center, Niceville. Saturday, 9 a.m.2 p.m. Shop for baked goods and handmade items at the Twin Cities Pavilions holiday sale fundraiser at 1053 E John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. Monday, 9:30 a.m.-noon The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America welcomes visitors to their monthly embroidery meeting at First United Methodist Church, 214 S Partin Dr., Niceville. Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. Take part in a two-day pine needle basketry class at Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The class is $55 or $50 for museum members. See Calendar, B-3. COMINGUP Please see PUBLIX, page A-3 Please see 3-DAY, page A-2 Please see FALLS, page A-23-day Mullet Festival to open FridayBy Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The 36th annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will begin Friday at the Mullet Site, Niceville. The three-day festival will feature music, food, rides, games, crafts and four tons of fried and smoked fish. Some 40,000 people from all over the Southeast are expected. The festival, at Highway 85 North and College Boulevard, will open Friday at 11 a.m., Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Country headliners Colt Ford, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler will perform, as well as many other acts. Parking is free and admission is $10, or $15 after 5 p.m. on Saturday. Children under 11 are free. The festival began in 1976, brainchild of chamber of commerce president Francis Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Since 1976, youngsters ages 6 to 18 have learned to play soccer and have fun at Niceville s PAL Soccer Field. The young athletes are placed in seven divisions, according to age. Games are played each Saturday at the Mullet Festival Field through Nov. 10, excluding Oct. 20, when the Mullet Festival takes place. This year, 725 players compete in 64 teams. Here, action Oct. 13 between 8-year-old teams sponsored by Dairy Queen and Janice BusovneKWR..Kids get their kicks with PAL soccer 2000 2004 2008 2012 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%Party affiliation as % of total registered Republican Democrat Other Source: Ok. Co. Sup. Elections Okaloosa County voter party affiliation By presidential election year Paul Lux Jake OwenInsurance makes good on N. Bay theftBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The North Bay Fire District has received insurance compensation for more than $84,000 stolen by an employee, according to district officials. The district earlier this month received $84,540 from the Glatfelter Insurance Group to cover the losses, which stemmed from repeated thefts by former administrative assistant Ralph Banegas, according to a report by Fire Chief Jim Miller to the North Bay Fire Commission during a meeting Oct. 9. Glatfelter Insurance, the underwriter of the district's Emergency Services Insurance Program, which covers employee theft, validated North Bay's claim and covered the full cost of the reported theft, Miller said. The claim was filed earlier this year after Banegas, who worked as an administrative assistant to Miller, was discovered to have been secretly using Millers signature stamp to authorize checks to himself. Banegas had been stealing between June 2006 and September 2011. In early 2012, after an auditor uncovered the thefts, Banegas admitted to taking $23,411 but was later found to have stolen over $80,000, according to sheriff's reports. On Aug. 29, Banegas was sentenced by Circuit Judge John T. Brown to 11 months, 29 days in jail and was sentenced to repay the money he had stolen. According to Division Chief Joseph Parker, public information officer for the fire district, Banegas will instead have to repay Glatfelter insurance in monthly payments of $750 for more than nine years upon his release from jail. Banegas began his jail term on May 17, and his projected release date is May 16, 2013, according to Okaloosa County Jail records. Banegas, 60, will also have to complete 500 hours of community service, serve 10 years probation and write letters of apology to Miller and the fire district as part of his sentence. Ralph BanegasOkaloosa Democrat registration falls to 21.4%Rolls for Nov. 6 election show 58.5% GOP, 20.1% others Mullet Festival infoPages A-1, B-1, B-2.

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P artin Dr ., NicevilleBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Long-serving Niceville Mayor Randall Wise received an award from the Florida League of Cities during a meeting last week of the Niceville City Council. Tom Conerly, representing the League of Cities, presented the award to Wise, saying the award recognizes Wises 41 years of service and unselfish leadership as Mayor of Niceville. Wise had little to say about the award, except that, It has been an honor to serve the City of Niceville. Also during a city council meeting Oct. 9, the city council turned down a request from Margaret Frere for rezoning of a parcel of land on Cypress Drive. Frere owns the half-acre parcel, and had wanted the city to rezone it from its current R-1, singlefamily housing zoning to R-2, which would have allowed either single-family homes or up to five units of multi-family housing to be built there. Freres request had been recommended for rejection by the Niceville Planning Commission, an appointed advisory body to the elected city council, on Oct. 1. During the planning commission meeting, several neighbors of the Cypress Drive parcel had told commissioners that they objected to the proposed zoning change, saying that multi-family housing would not be compatible with their neighborhood. Several such neighbors were also present at the Oct. 9 council meeting. Frere also addressed the council, but did not object to having her rezoning request turned down. Instead, she asked for clarification of city zoning rules and of how rezoning of property is accomplished. City Manager Lannie Corbin replied that he would be happy to meet with Frere to discuss city property zoning in detail. After some discussion, the council voted unanimously to reject the rezoning request. In other business, Niceville Library Director Sheila Bishop told the council that Nicevilles public library, now 13 years old, will be closed for several days during November to allow for the installation of new carpet. Police Chief Dave Popwell announced that trick-or-treat hours in Niceville will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31. Building Inspector Darcy Chaney said that about 50 new houses are currently under construction in Niceville, indicating that an economic recovery is underway within the city. Home construction, he said, is really picking up. Also during the meeting, the city council unanimously voted to appoint fellow councilman Dan Henkel, who was absent from the meeting, to be the citys next Mayor Pro Tem. Councilwoman Judy Boudreaux also recommended to the council that the city construct a sidewalk along Redwood Avenue, where she said traffic is increasing and the danger to children and other pedestrians is growing. Councilman Bill Smith said such a project would be expensive, costing about $390,000, because the terrain along Redwood crosses several ravines, but that the city has applied for a Florida Department of Transportation grant to fund such a sidewalk. He said he does not know when, or if, the grant will actually be given to Niceville. Corbin added that he is not certain that all the land along Redwood is officially within Nicevilles city limits. Boudreaux replied that building the sidewalk will be worth overcoming financial or legal barriers. What is the price of a childs life? she said. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Niceville Mayor Randall Wise, left, was presented with an award commemorating Wise s more then 40 years of service as Mayor of Niceville. Presenting is Florida League of Cities Representative Tom Conley.Longtime mayor honoredWise has served 41 years Spence, as away to promote the Niceville-Valparaiso area. The event was named after the mullet, a nondescript, versatile fish that schools in warm, coastal marine waters and sometimes in fresh water. Once a mainstay of the area's fishing industry, mullet are abundant in the Florida panhandle. Some people say that nowhere do they taste better than here, where the fish is taken from the clean, sandy bottoms of Choctawhatchee Bay. In addition to tons of fried or smoked mullet, this years festival has all the ingredients necessary for a fun-filled family day or a night out with friends while catching some of the hottest country acts at a fraction of the usual price. Be sure to try the festivals shark, gyros, boiled peanuts, and cotton candy. With more than 40 food booths to explore theres no chance youll leave hungry. If youre not into mullet or the kids are just picky eaters, there will also be shrimp, alligator on a stick, crawfish bread, oysters, BBQ, shrimp and hot apple dumplings with ice cream. Beer is sold Friday and Saturday, but not Sunday. There will be coffee, soda or non-alcoholic frozen drinks every day. Children can dare to ride the variety of carnival rides or try their hand at a number of games. The Army Rangers will host their reptile show. The clown stage will also be in full swing. Check out more than 65 booths of beautiful artwork and handmade crafts for sale. Stop by and meet Judy Shillingburg, the official artist of the 36th Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival poster, at her booth by the main gate. It took six months to complete, Shillingburg said. Shillingburg, owner of Special Touch Gallery in Destin, said she used an old Niceville chart in the painting. She said the poster represents what Niceville is all about. 3-DAYFrom page A-1Lux noted an instance in which an alleged voter signed his name using the name of the street he lived on. Firms like Strategic Allied Consulting, which Lux said was hired by the Republican Party of Florida, are often used to sign up voters. Lux said he and his staff were able to identify the firm responsible for the suspect forms because of Florida legislation requiring a third-party registration firm to list its identification number on the back of each registration form it submits. Although the questionable registration forms wasted the time of Lux and his staff, he said, the forms would not lead to fake votes being cast. If someone submits a fake voter registration form for Mickey Mouse, hes still not going to be able to vote, Lux said. Mickey Mouse does not have a drivers license, he does not have a social security number. Lux said he does not suspect the questionable forms were necessarily submitted for a political end, but could possibly be the result of individual workers filling out fake forms in order to reach quotas. Strategic Allied Consulting, which denied any wrongdoing, said it had itself blown the whistle in the case of 86 cards submitted in Palm Beach County. The firm said it did not tolerate any election-law violations, and fired any rulebreakers in its force of 4,000 voter-registration workers. Strategic said it had registered more than 500,000 voters in at least 40 states since 2004. The Republican Party of Florida reportedly cut ties with the firm in late September after reports of suspected voter-registration irregularities surfaced. FALLSFrom page A-1 Music lineup, B-1; schedule, map, B-2.

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November. According to Chaney, Publix officials want to begin construction by the end of December or beginning of January 2013 and expect to complete construction in 2013. Calls to Lakeland-based Publix were not returned. A spokesman for the owner of the land, Valparaiso Realty, said, There is nothing to confirm. If built, Publix would be the fifth supermarket in Niceville, after Food Depot, Food World, Winn-Dixie, and Walmart. With 2011 sales of $27 billion, Publix is Florida's largest privately owned company, and is ranked as the nation's eighth largest food retailer. Founded in 1930, Publix operates 1,061 markets in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee. It recently announced plans to enter North Carolina. Northwest Florida State College announced that further investigation of a breach in the security of the colleges computer systems has been broadened to include NWFSC student data on 76,500 current and past students as well as data on approximately 200,000 Bright Futures scholars across the state of Florida. The NWFSC student information compromised in the security breach contains public directory information including name and address, as well as confidential data including birth date and Social Security number, the college said Oct. 10, two days after acknowledging hackers may have obtained information on more than 3,000 college employees. In an apparent outgrowth of the data thefts, some college workers, including college President Ty Handy, reported that hackers had raided their bank accounts. The Bright Futures scholars data file that is suspected to have been stolen includes all Florida Bright Futures eligible students during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 academic years, the college said. This data file contains student names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, ethnicity and sex. No student academic files have been compromised, the college said. The college said it is coordinating its efforts with the Division of Florida Colleges in the Department of Education to directly notify all students affected by the data breach. The state Department of Education also said it was investigating. We want to be sure that we fully understand the situation and provide accurate information to those impacted, said Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna. While some of the contact information is dated, we will be trying to reach every student whose records may have been captured. The college said it has contracted with an external consultant to ensure the colleges data remains safe and secure. The Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office cybercrimes unit continues to investigate the matter with assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As the college announced Oct. 8, the data breach occurred in a new computer server between May 21 and Sept. 24, 2012, and includes 3,200 current or former employees. The college said that individuals who notice improper use of their Social Security number and believe they may be the victim of identity theft should contact the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/idtheft or at 1-877ID-THEFT (438-4338). Affected persons may also call the local sheriffs office and file a police report of identity theft. To protect themselves from the possibility of identity theft, they may also place a free fraud alert on their credit files, according to the college. A fraud alert notifies creditors to contact individuals before opening new accounts in their name. Call any one of the three major credit reporting agencies at the numbers below to place a fraud alert with all three agencies, and receive letters from all of these agencies, with instructions on how to receive a free copy of a credit report from each agency: Experian (888) 3973742 Equifax (888) 766-0008 TransUnion (800) 6807289 Information about the incident is available at http://www.nwfsc.edu/security/. NWFSC students who have attended or are attending the college and have recently been the victim of identity theft should contact the Dean of Students, Christine Bishop, at registrar@nwfsc.edu. Bright Futures scholars from 2005-06 and 2006-07 who attended other Florida colleges or universities may call 1-800-688-0656. 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Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted 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.comBeacon Correspondent Moving swiftly through its Oct. 8 meeting, the Okaloosa County School Board declined a pay raise and received an update on the malfunctioning telephone system at its headquarters in Fort Walton Beach. A server crash Oct. 5 prevented incoming and outgoing calls at Lowery Place until an emergency repair was made. School District Technology Specialist Eric Mitchell told the School Board that the fix corrected the problem with one exceptionno voicemail. The malfunction booted the school district office to the top of the list for a new telephone system. Lowery is now the priority and needs to be fixed in a hurry, he said. Mitchell estimated the replacement telephone system would cost $80,000 to $90,000. School board members Melissa Thrush and Chuck Kelley expressed concern about price creep, but were told the permanent repair would be covered by the districts existing communication systems contract. Mitchell characterized the Lowery telephone network as 80 percent operational. Folks who call should have no problems, assuming repairs hold while we wait for the replacement system, he said, after the meeting. The technology specialist hoped the new telephone system would be in place in two weeks. Mitchell added that messages for school officials will be taken by staff and passed along. The decision by board members to keep their salaries at the 2010-11 level of $32,428 was unanimous. Among the reasons cited in the past to decline the raise was the still shaky economy. In other business, the board approved a long consent agenda that included acceptance of the Okaloosa County School District Teacher Evaluation Handbook. Though still a working document, the handbook could be used by the district to formulate or refine controversial pay-for-performance standards for teachers. The school board also accepted the Florida Healthy School District Silver Level Award. The award, which means the school district encourages people to eat right and exercise, was presented by Sue Kennedy on behalf of the Florida Action for Healthy Kids Executive Board. According to her, the district has a good health education program and family and community involvement that help children make smart food choices in and out of school. Thank you for being at the forefront of ensuring the future of a healthy Florida by creating health-literate and health-practicing students and staff, said Kennedy. The Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership and Florida Action for Healthy Kids applaud your district for establishing a culture and climate in which students and staff can reach their personal potential. School board declines pay raise College computer breach widens, may affect over 276,000 students Since 1986Oak Creek Shopping Center Niceville 678-1593 9-6 Mon.-Sat. Noon-5 Sun.www.bayoubookcompany.comNOW OPEN SUNDAYS Noon 5 p.m. PUBLIXFrom page A-1 Beacon photo Preliminary plans submitted to the city of Niceville by Publix Super Markets Inc. call for the construction of a 45,600-square-foot grocery store and 22,489 square feet of additional retail space northwest of the intersection of Johns Sims Parkway and Rocky Bayou Drive.

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Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith It could really affect kids here when they apply for other colleges, because of the possibility of identity theft. In today s day and age, it can happen to anyone. Anybody with enough computer skills can hack a system. It s a little nerve wracking. You put a lot of trust in the college when you provide your information. A lot of military people are enrolled here. It s an eye-opener for the college, to beef up security and be more prepared. They re doing that now. It doesn t make me feel too good. We take for granted that our college information will be safe. It s scary. It makes me distrust the college a little. Melanie Lane, 17, Niceville, student Kevin Barnett, 24, Crestview, aircraft sheet metal mechanic Nathan Sludez, 20, Niceville, retail Jennifer Smith, 24, Fort Walton Beach, nurse Rodger Gover, 17, Fort Walton Beach, student Kelty McKnight, 17, Navarre, studentWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What do you think about the computer breach at Northwest Florida State College that leaked the personal data of as many as 76,500 current and past NWFSC students, and 200,000 Bright Futures scholars statewide?It s kind of scary that I can t get any information about it from the college. I asked college officials about it, and they told me to just read the newspaper. It would be nice if they would just notify everyone affected about what steps to take. Location: Northwest Florida State College Student Services CenterFire Department Reports NEWSPAPER DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDEDStop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks)The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 8, 2012 through October 14, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Newcastle Ct................................EMS call.................................10/8/12...................15:05 Crystal Bch.Dr./Destin..................Standby..................................10/9/12...................18:56 Oakmont Place.............................Medical assist........................10/10/12.................05:17 N. White Point Rd........................Medical assist........................10/10/12.................07:50 Parkwood Lane............................EMS call.................................10/10/12.................12:35 Merchants Way............................EMS call.................................10/10/12.................20:31 N. White Point Rd........................Medical assist........................10/11/12.................10:20 Bluewater Blvd.............................EMS call.................................10/11/12.................12:54 N. White Point Rd........................Vehicle accident.....................10/11/12.................13:17 Cypress St./Magnolia...................Power line down....................10/11/12.................15:45 Oakmont Place.............................EMS call.................................10/11/12.................16:07 N. White Point Rd........................EMS call.................................10/12/12.................04:45 Merchants Way............................Medical assist........................10/12/12.................10:47 Fairway Lakes Dr.........................Dispatched & cancelled........10/12/12.................14:10 Bayshore Drive.............................Dispatched & cancelled........10/12/12.................16:07 Meadow Woods Lane..................Medical assist........................10/13/12.................02:23 Bay Drive......................................EMS call.................................10/13/12.................13:11 N. White Point Rd........................EMS call.................................10/13/12.................18:31 Cypress Street..............................EMS call.................................10/14/12.................03:51 Live Oak Street............................Assist invalid..........................10/14/12.................05:50 Oaklake Lane...............................EMS call.................................10/14/12.................10:05 Midland Court...............................EMS call.................................10/14/12.................12:50 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.North Bay

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The East Niceville Fire Commission discussed, but made no decisions Monday, about proposals to raise the pay of firefighters and to replace their current state retirement plan with a local law plan that would give employees more authority over how their retirement fund is managed. During Mondays meeting, fire commission Treasurer Ed Dunbar recommended a pay hike of 3.5 percent for firefighters. Dunbar said he has done some research on how East Nicevilles pay compares with that of other local fire districts and departments. He said that the average pay for East Niceville firefighters, even including the fire chiefs pay, is $19.36 an hour, or $35,490 a year. This, he said, is only 88 percent of the average $40,270 annual pay for firefighters throughout Okaloosa County, according to figures Dunbar said he got from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For rank-and-file East Niceville firefighters, Dunbar said, the pay is actually lower, ranging from annual pay of $26,000 for one year of experience to $29,000 for four years experience. He compared this with pay at the neighboring North Bay Fire District, where pay ranges from $36,032 for a firefighter with one year experience to $41,032 for a firefighter with four years experience. North Bay boosted pay several years ago after requiring its firefighters to be certified in Advanced Life Support paramedic skills. Modern firefighters typically spend far more time treating traffic-crash injuries and responding to medical emergencies than fighting fires. Dunbar said he also obtained average annual pay figures directly from some other local fire departments, including Ocean City Wright: $39,104, Freeport: $38,000, and South Walton: $42,565. Dunbar said a raise for East Niceville firefighters would help retain firefighters who might otherwise move to better-paying jobs in other districts, taking their training and experience with them. We have already lost one firefighter who left for better pay, Dunbar said, and we may be about to lose another. He also said his proposed 3.5 percent raise could be paid for within the East Niceville districts existing budget, and would not require a hike in property taxes. Dunbar then made a motion to implement the pay raise, but commission Chairman Mike Marcolongo immediately declared the motion to be tabled until a future meeting. Some discussion then followed. Marcolongo said he tabled the motion because he wants to wait until December to make a pay decision, when the fire district will have better information about how much revenue it will actually receive during the coming year. Fire commissioner John Root said he did not see a reason to raise firefighter pay by 3.5 percent, rather than by 1.7 percent, the amount of the past years increase in the national Consumer Price Index. Dunbar replied that his proposal is not for a cost of living raise, but is intended to make East Niceville pay more competitive in the local market for firefighters. Commissioner Matt Schwab said that as a businessman, he is aware that many local contractors are having difficulty finding skilled workers, due to what he called a mini-boom in the local construction and service industries. Weve got to be proactive in keeping our firefighters, Schwab said. Commissioner Root said he would prefer a raise of 2.45 percent, but would also prefer to wait until December to decide the issue. He also said that East Niceville firefighters got a 3 percent cost of living raise last year. Schwab said he also favors delaying a decision until the November or December fire commission meeting, when all five commissioners will be present. Commissioner Leonard Martin was absent from Mondays meeting. In other business, the fire commissioners briefly discussed a proposal from the firefighters union to switch their retirement plan from the Florida state system to a local law plan, but that discussion ended quickly, because the firefighters union is still awaiting advice from its attorney about the specifics of how such a plan would work. The next meeting of the East Niceville Fire Commission is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, at the East Niceville fire station at 1709 East 27th Street. The East Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of September, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Bluewater Bay Blvd................Dispatched & cancelled...............9/1/12.............08:15 AM Wilder Ave...............................Medical assist...............................9/2/12.............10:18 AM Ruckel Dr.................................Medical assist...............................9/2/12.............10:49 AM Kumquat Ave...........................Animal rescue..............................9/2/12.............05:03 PM Harding Rd..............................Service call...................................9/4/12.............02:25 PM 26 th Street...............................EMS, other...................................9/4/12.............04:19 PM E. College Blvd.......................EMS, other...................................9/4/12.............09:08 PM Harding Rd..............................Dispatched & cancelled...............9/5/12.............08:39 AM E. SR 20 .................................Heat from short circuit.................9/6/12.............08:05 PM Finck Rd..................................Medical assist...............................9/7/12.............11:29 PM Boyd Circle..............................Medical assist...............................9/9/12.............11:36 AM Paradise Road........................Medical assist...............................9/9/12.............06:24 PM Lanman Road.........................Medical assist...............................9/10/12...........02:41 PM Callaway Dr.............................Medical assist...............................9/10/12...........05:24 PM Quail Road..............................Dispatched & cancelled...............9/10/12...........11:55 PM Callaway Dr.............................EMS call.......................................9/11/12............10:48 AM Hidden Cove Cir......................Building fire...................................9/12/12...........01:53 AM 27 th Street...............................EMS call.......................................9/12/12...........05:32 PM E. John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle accident...........................9/12/12...........06:10 PM Union Ave................................EMS call.......................................9/13/12...........09:34 AM Windlake Ct.............................EMS call.......................................9/16/12...........06:55 AM Bayshore Dr............................EMS call.......................................9/16/12...........11:22 AM N. White Point Rd...................Excessive heat.............................9/19/12...........06:06 AM Ward Cove Dr.........................Alarm activation-no fire................9/27/12...........01:53 PM W. John Sims Pkwy................Dispatched & cancelled...............9/28/12...........09:22 AM N. Partin Dr..............................EMS call.......................................9/28/12...........05:09 PM Visit our website at www.enfd.net.East NicevileFire Department Reports Hometown Quality! 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Polson said he does not know whether the drop is the result of the crime-prevention tactics being used by deputies, or whether the criminals have all gone on vacation. One tactic Polson has employed during the last couple of months is to patrol the Bluewater Bay area on a bicycle. Using the bike allows him more opportunity to meet and interact with local residents, including children and youths. It also allows for quieter, less obvious patrolling than a conventional police car, especially after dark, thus allowing more opportunity to catch vandals and thieves by surprise. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, October 17, 2012 Page A-5 Frances Faille (850) 678-5642409 John Sims Pkwy., E. Niceville Life insurance offered by Allstate Life Insurance Company: Northbrook, IL, and Lincoln Benefit Life Company: Lincoln, NE. In New York, Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York, Hauppauge, NY. 2009 Allstate Insurance Company. 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Please call today for an appointment.NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 8, 2012 through October 14, 2012. 0 Structure Fire25 Emergency Medical Calls 1 Vehicle Fire6 Vehicle Crash 2 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn0 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/8/12..........................12:03 Hillside Drive.........................Medical...................................10/8/12..........................22:35 Branch Hill/Rocky Bayou.....Vehicle crash.........................10/9/12..........................00:11 N. Partin Dr............................Medical...................................10/9/12..........................06:33 Bayshore Dr..........................Other fire................................10/9/12..........................16:12 W. John Sims Pkwy..............Medical...................................10/9/12..........................17:49 Coral Drive............................Medical...................................10/10/12.......................03:15 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Vehicle crash.........................10/10/12.......................07:01 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/10/12.......................07:49 N. Partin Dr............................Medical...................................10/10/12.......................09:26 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/10/12.......................12:09 SR 85 N/John Sims Pkwy....Vehicle crash.........................10/10/12.......................14:58 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/10/12.......................17:02 N. Partin Dr............................Medical...................................10/11/12........................04:00 Reeves Street.......................Medical...................................10/11/12........................06:55 W. John Sims Pkwy..............Vehicle crash.........................10/11/12........................19:39 Evergreen Ave......................Medical...................................10/11/12........................20:02 SR 85 N/SR 123...................Vehicle crash.........................10/11/12........................22:56 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/12/12.......................12:27 W. John Sims Pkwy..............Medical...................................10/12/12.......................12:36 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/12/12.......................12:40 S. Cedar/31st t Street............Vehicle crash.........................10/12/12.......................14:07 N. Partin Dr............................Medical...................................10/12/12.......................15:15 Bayshore Dr..........................Kitchen fire.............................10/12/12.......................16:05 23rd Street............................Medical...................................10/12/12.......................16:37 Magnolia Shores Dr..............Medical...................................10/12/12.......................20:43 Rocky Bayou Bridge.............Vehicle crash.........................10/12/12.......................23:30 3rd Street...............................Medical...................................10/13/12.......................17:22 28th Street.............................Medical...................................10/13/12.......................20:14 N. Partin Dr............................Medical...................................10/14/12.......................07:09 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/14/12.......................11:57 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/14/12.......................13:22 22nd Street............................Medical...................................10/14/12.......................18:08 2nd Street..............................Medical...................................10/14/12.......................23:44 Weekly Safety Tip: Put cigarettes out in an ashtray and make sure they are completely out. Never throw them in the trash. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Firefighter pay hike eyed Ed Dunbar Mike Marcolongo

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 THEBAYBEACONBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Bluewater Bays Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) board of directors last week again delayed acceptance of any of the secret bid proposals they have received for the annual landscaping contract for common areas of Bluewater Baythe largest single spending item in the MSBUs budget. The panel also learned that crime has dropped in the community recently, possibly partly because a deputy is now patrolling on a bicycle. During the meeting, MSBU Treasurer Joe Jellison said that the lowest bid was from Bayou Landscaping, the current contractor, but he is uncertain whether that bid is legal, because Bayou Landscaping actually submitted two proposals though the Request for Proposals issued by the MSBU had only called for one proposal from each company seeking the contract. MSBU members voted to delay a final decision until they have had time to obtain a legal opinion about whether the current bid is acceptable, and if not, how to proceed to select a contractor for the coming year. In the meantime, they decided to extend their current contract with Bayou. Previously, the board delayed a decision on the contract during its September meeting as well after one company protested the selection process. When asked at the Oct. 9 meeting whether copies of the proposals received by the MSBU are available to the public, Archie Jernigan, MSBU manager, said they are not, because the proposals are confidential information under the Florida trade secrets act. In soliciting the bids, the MSBU directed bidders to mark their proposals as trade secrets. Jernigan did not explain what specific trade secrets, if any, are actually contained in any of the proposals received. The MSBU board last month turned down a request from the Beacon to provide copies of the proposals, and the evaluation work sheet used by the evaluation committee (MSBU member Doug Burgess and Jernigan), in accordance with Floridas public records and Sunshine laws. According to the RFP signed by MSBU board community services chairman Burgess and posted on the MSBU web site at bluewaterbay.org, Proposals will be evaluated by a team consisting of the Chairman, BWB MSBU Community Services and the Management Services Contractor. The RFP also states, The following shall be placed at the bottom of the offerors proposal cover page: This document includes data protected from unauthorized disclosure under the Trade Secret provisions of Chapter 688.002 and Chapter 812.081 of Florida Statutes. All sheets containing data subject to this protection shall be marked appropriately. On affected sheets, place the following statement at the bottom of the page: Use or disclosure of data contained on this sheet is subject to the restriction on the cover page of this proposal. The RFP also states, There will not be a public proposal opening. MSBU board member Joan McCarthy also expressed concern about how the landscape contract is being handled. The landscape contract is important, she said, and should not be decided by a committee of one. All five board members should examine the proposals in detail, McCarthy said, adding that the landscape contract is the most important way we spend money. All we had at the last meeting, said McCarthy, was a list from Doug Burgess and Archie Jernigan. Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Polson, who is now making some of his patrols on a bicycle, said last week that crime in Bluewater Bay has declined in recent months. 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By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Twenty instructors, students and supporters from the Naval School Explosive Ordinance Disposal participated in the Wounded Explosive Ordinance Disposal Warrior Foundations Undefeated Two-Day Bike Ride on Oct. 6 and 7. The foundation raises funds for wounded EOD warriors and their families. Each rider had to raise a minimum $1,000 to participate and the group collected more than $25,000. Three support vehicles stocked with fruit and drinks followed the riders. Dragon Sports, a Fort Walton Beach bicycle shop owned by retired EOD technician Bruce Braseth, also provided mechanical support and route guidance during the ride. The riders began at the EOD Memorial site after Tanya Portier sang the national anthem and Staff Sgt. Drew Simmons and Staff Sgt. Russell Bauer, School Air Ordnance Division, hoisted the colors. The riders paced themselves during their route on Highway 20 and battled many hills. Some of the riders cursed their leader, EOD instructor and event coordinator Michael Harris, for designing the day one route this way. Michael Dalrymple took a hard fall day one and twisted his wheel, which was replaced quickly. The team spent the night at the Days Inn, Panama City, where they rested for day twos journey back to the starting point. Josh Puga crashed on the second day, but only suffered a scraped arm. The group traveled a total of 188 miles and Ian Lambert was the first to arrive back, followed shortly by Harris, Ryan Oliver and David Early. All 20 riders and their support teams enjoyed a buffet after the event at Eds Seafood and Steak, which also donated a check towards the fund.By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival has become one of the Souths best-known events with more than 40,000 attendees in 2011. This years festival will bring in some of last years acts as well as some well-known new ones. Local bands and musicians will perform on the Mullet stage before headliners Colt Ford, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler. The festival brings entertainment from all over the country ranging from Nashville to right here in Niceville. Fridays line-up will start at 7 p.m. with the fourth edition of the Voice of Boggy Bayou, where local musicians have the chance to become a star. On Oct. 2 and Oct. 6, 23 people from Escambia to Bay counties auditioned at the Niceville Community Center for a $25 entry fee. Each contestant sang for a panel of judges. The five finalists chosen by the judges are Mary Ruth Kirk, Destin, Chris Cadenhead, Niceville, Jamie Stiffler, Miramar Bishop, Courtney DeGroat, Freeport and Christian Mayes, Santa Rosa Beach. The talented five will compete Friday on the festival stage for a $500 prize. The winner, dubbed The Voice of Boggy Bayou, will perform Saturday at 8:30 p.m. New to the festivals Friday night line-up is The Molly Ringwalds, an 80s cover band from New Orleans. The band is unpredictable and sure to surprise the audience with their bright make-up and catchy tunes, set to perform Friday, 8 p.m. The band has been known to take 80s song requests. Fridays headliner, Georgiabred country rapper, Colt Ford, takes the stage at 10 p.m. His new CD, Declaration of Independence, debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart in August, catching the music world by surprise. Ford also co-wrote the No. 1 hit Dirt Road Anthem, performed by Jason Aldean. Get to the festival early Saturday to catch The Twinkling Twirlers perform for their fifth straight year. The 60 local baton twirlers will perform parts of their September routines in six teams. Several girls will also perform solos. They are coached by Amanda Saltsman at the Niceville United Methodist Church. The Skyler Foster Band, a powerhouse country rock band from Nashville will get the crowd rocking Saturday, 1 p.m. Dont miss Tanya Madison from south Alabama, Saturday, 3:05 p.m. Madison is a powerhouse vocalist that grew up singing in church. She has The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Please see MULLET, page B-2 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWN Kellie Pickler will close the festival Sunday. Pickler recently shaved her head to raise awareness about early cancer detection and support her close friend who s facing cancer. Wounded EOD Warrior two-day bike ride The WEODWF riders at the EOD Memorial site on Range Road, Oct. 6, before the ride began. Colt Ford will be the first headliner to perform Friday night. Two WEODWF riders on the home stretch. 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 Mullet music packed with varietyP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , O O c c t t o o b b e e r r 1 1 7 7 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Niceville troops donate foodTwin Cities Girl Scout s Niceville Troops 1121, 247, 761, 910, 102 and 579 attended a skating party Sept. 29, at the Fort Walton Skating Center, FWB, to collect non-perishable food items for Sharing and Caring Of Okaloosa County. Approximately 150 girls participated and 153 pounds of food was donated. Pictured from left: President of Sharing and Caring Delle Diamon and Troop 1121 scouts Jillian Sturim, and Katrin Woods.

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HHighway 85 North Arts & Crafts Booths Arts & Crafts Booths Food Booths Arts & Crafts Booths Commercial Booths Police/ Lost & Found Office ATM Beverage Booth Ice Truck Soft Drink Booth Carnival Rides Bungie Jumping Climbing Wall Army Rangers Reptile Show Arts & Crafts Booths Food & Commercial Booths Petting Zoo Arts & Crafts Booths MAIN GATECollege Blvd. Moon Walk Public RestroomsTitanic Kids SlideN October 19-21, 2012 Pony RidesBoggy Boys Fish Fry Food Booths Clown Stage Main Stage Finding Your Way Around ATM VIP GATE The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 THEBAYBEACON (Highway 85 North and College Boulevard, Niceville)spent the summer performing in southern parts of Alabama promoting her 2012 album, Tanya Madison. Two new acts appearing Saturday night are the duo Florida Georgia Line, who have made waves with their single, Cruise, and the group Due West, an American country music group composed of Matt Lopez, Tim Gates and Brad Hull, whose harmonies have been called a three-lane road to magic. Make sure you save energy for Florida native Jake Owen, Saturday night, 10:30 p.m., as he returns to the Mullet Festival stage with new hits like Barefoot Blue Jean Night and The One That Got Away. Owen recently got married and is expecting his first child in November. He was on the Brothers of the Sun Tour this summer with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw and just began his first headlining tour in New York City. Owen is also featured on Colt Fords new single, Back. Kellie Pickler will close out the festival Sunday, 6 p.m. Pickler, an active supporter of the USO and St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, recently grabbed national headlines for shaving her head in support of her best friend, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June. Since auditioning for American Idol at 19 years old, Picklers big voice has created the hits Red High Heels and Didnt You Know How Much I Loved You. Local church groups will entertain the crowd Sunday afternoon. Continuing with tradition there will be no alcohol served on Sunday. This years festival is a must-see. The hardest part will be deciding which acts to catch while enjoying the festivals activities. MULLETFrom page B-1 Festival Mullet The2012 Mullet Festival EntertainmentFriday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21 Admission $10 daily $15 Saturday after 5 p.m., 11 and under free Friday 6:00 p.m...........................................................Prism (Roger Strickland) 7:00..................................................................Singing Showdown Final Five 8:00..................................................................The Molly Ringwalds 10:00................................................................Colt Ford Saturday 10:00 a.m.........................................................All Star Twirlers 10:45................................................................Twinkling Twirlers 11:45................................................................Amplified Performing Arts Center 1:00 p.m...........................................................Ruckel Cheerleading Team 1:45..................................................................Skyler Foster Band 3:05..................................................................Tanya Madison 4:20..................................................................Brandon Bennett 5:30..................................................................Big Water 6:10..................................................................Welcome, National Anthem 6:30..................................................................Due West 7:40..................................................................Brandon Bennett 8:30..................................................................Singing Showdown Winner 9:00..................................................................Florida Georgia Line 10:30................................................................Jake Owen Sunday 1:00 p.m...........................................................Chasing Daylight 1:35..................................................................Salt 2:25..................................................................Theo Logos Band 3:10..................................................................Down Beat Jazz Orchestra 4:15..................................................................Compozitionz 6:00..................................................................Kellie Pickler Friday through Sunday: Kid's stage and clown shows Owner John Lasiter, USAF/Retired Why fight the traffic to the Mullet Festival! GIT a TAXI! NICEVILLE VALPARAISO NOW ACCEPTING VISA &MASTER CARDDont drink & drive! Call a taxi.24 Hours, 7 Days A Week Paint & Body Collision Specialists1419 North Partin Drive Niceville 678-0056#MV8871 Commitment to Quality Enjoy the Mullet Festival Enjoy the Mullet Festival PAT DEBBIE MARIA SUE ANN HELENFor all new clientsHair Care Services10%OFFfrom (850) 897-4897Full Service Hair Care Walk-Ins Welcome Tues.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-2 Evenings by appointment Ample parking

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Donate blood in Niceville Northwest Florida Blood Services will host two blood drives on Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m.4 p.m., at Eglin Hospital and Oct. 22, 9 a.m.2 p.m., at Twin Cities Hospital. Snacks and drinks will be provided to donators as well as a free t-shirt. Contact Lynda Krupka with questions, 862-4216 or Lynda.Krupka@oneblood.org. Covenant needs volunteers Covenant Hospice is seeking volunteers. A training workshop will be held Oct. 18,9 a.m.5 p.m., at the Niceville Assembly of God Church, 108 N Hwy 85 N.The workshop is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Covenant Hospice will present an overview of hospice care and volunteer choices. Volunteers are needed for office work, community outreach, fundraising, friendly visits, companionship, breaks for caregivers, light housekeeping, transportation, assistance with yard work or home repair and more. To register contact Kappy Smith, 729-1800. NWFSC s Proof North West Florida State College presents the award winning play, Proof by David Auburn, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17-20, at the Sprint Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville campus. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for 18 years old and under. Purchase tickets at the box office or contact 7296000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. 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 Colt Ford, Jake Owen, and Kellie Pickler. 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.. For more information visit boggybayoumulletfestival.info Bob Hope rummage sale The Annual Bob Hope Village Indoor Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m.noon, 30 Holly Ave., Shalimar. The Bob Hope Village Gift Shop will also be open and will be filled with unique, handmade items. Brown bag lunches and refreshments will be available for purchase as well. Vendor applications will be accepted for a $20 table rental fee. Space is limited. Contact Marisol, 651-3766. Twin Cities fundraiser Twin Cities Pavilion will hold their holiday sale fundraiser, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at 1053 E John Sims Pkwy, just past Juniper Rd. There will be baked goods and a number of handmade items for sale made by the residents. All proceeds will go to the Twin Cities Pavilion. Contact Jeanne Barr, 833-9212. 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. Dog Daze 2012 Dog Daze 2012, sponsored by local businesses will take place on Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Liza Jackson Park, 318 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach.Enjoy the Soccer Collies from Ocala, the Pensacola Furricanes fly-ball team, games, contests, dog-centered vendors, adoptable pets, dachshund races and a Halloween pet parade. All well-behaved dogs over 6 months are welcome with proof of vaccinations. Admission is free and suggested donation per dog is $3. Contact 244.8191 or visit www.fwbchamber.com. Shalimar Holly Fair Shalimar United Methodist Church hosts its annual Holly Fair Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.3 p.m., at 1 Old Ferry rd., Shalimar. Enjoy more than 70 handmade arts and crafts vendors and experience The Holly Berry Bakery and Treat Shoppe. Lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for $7 and tickets can be purchased at the family life center or the day of. All proceeds go to local mission outreaches and church needs. Contact 651-0721 or www.shalimarumc.org. Old NHS Reunion The annual reunion of the Old Niceville High School is scheduled for Oct. 20, at the Niceville Community Center, 204 N Partin Dr. Registration will begin at 5 p.m., for a catered dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12.50. Students, teachers, spouses, guests and those who attended the school from 1929-1952 are invited. Reservations are requested. Contact Louise Lovell, 678-4777. 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.. 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. Embroidery meeting The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America will meet Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.-noon and the night group meets Oct. 25, 6-8:30 p.m., room 400, First United Methodist Church, 214 S Partin Dr. All of the embroidery is hand stitched on various backgrounds, such as canvas or linen. The current project is a stitched ornament (angel). Visitors are welcome. Contact 496-3466. 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. Basket class Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida offers a two-part pine needle basketry class Oct. 23 and 30, 5 p.m.7 p.m., at 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Learn an age-old Native American skill using original Seminole techniques and local pine needles to create your own basket. The class is $55 and $50 for museum members. Materials are included and payment is due at registration. To register contact 678-2615. Garden club meeting Niceville Garden Club will host their public, monthly meeting Oct. 23, 6 p.m., at the Niceville Public Library. Octobers guest speaker will be Andrea Donatelli, an Okaloosa County Master Gardener, who will give a presentation on native plants. The Niceville Garden Club meets every fourth Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m., at the Niceville Public Library. Contact Marsha Palmer, 883-2630 Haunted house fundraiser Amped Elite All-Star cheerleaders Bluewater Bay are holding a Haunted House fundraiser Oct. 25-28, behind Top This Yogurt, 915 E John Sims Pkwy. Admission is $5 a person and the proceeds will go to the teams traveling expenses and new uniforms. Face painting and refreshments will be available for purchase. Parking is available at Niceville High School. Hours are Oct. 25, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 26, 6 p.m.-midnight, Oct. 27, 6 p.m.-midThe voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR Beacon photo by Anna KavanaughNiceville artist displays artworkNiceville artist Carol Pinnel s artwork will be on display at the Niceville Library, 206 N Partin Drive, until Oct. 31. Her works are mainly watercolor and have been featured at the Arts and Design Society gallery, Northwest Florida State College and on the cover of Emerald Coast magazine. Most pieces are for sale. Contact Lora Glass, 279-4863, ext.1504. 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax: 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Sara KentAdvertising Director CHURCH DIRECTORY Weddings, Engagements, or Special Anniversaries?We would like to let everyone in your hometown know about! Just write up a little article and enclose a photo if possible and bring it by or mail it to: Beacon Newspapers. 1181 E. John Sims Pky., Niceville, FL 32578 Please see CALENDAR, page B-4 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org Pointing The Way To Jesus 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm 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 By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Ms. Manor Pageant was held Oct. 5, at Manor Blue Water Bay, 1500 North White Point Rd, where more than 100 people attended and showed their support for the local nursing and rehabilitation facility. Barbara Musick, Ms. Medical Records, was crowned Ms. Manor, surrounded by the Niceville High School Sabers saluting her. First runner-up was Vallie Riddle, Ms. Activities, followed by Gwendolyn Parker, Ms. Social Services, and third runner-up Mary Hernandez, Ms. No. 1 Nurses Station. Left, first runner-up Vallie Riddle, Ms. Activities. Left, third runner-up Mary Hernandez, Ms. Social Services. Ms. Manor winner, Barbara Musick, enjoying the Manor s pageant reception. Right, second runner-up Gwendolyn Parker, Ms. Social Services Barbara Musick wins Ms. Manor

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 THEBAYBEACONnight, and Oct. 28, 6-10 p.m. Contact Pam Reho, 218-7557 or www.getapac.com. NWSFC piano recital Northwest Florida State College piano professor Lois Van Dam will present a free recital of selected works by the renowned composer Frederic Chopin Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville campus. Among the works to be performed are Chopins Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66; Barcarolle, Op. 60; Berceuse, Op. 57; Scherzo, Op. 31; and more. Admission is free, but donations toward the colleges piano fund will be accepted. Contact 729-5382. Aglow boot camp Northwest Florida Area Aglow is hosting their second prophetic boot camp Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m. p.m., Niceville Community Center, 204 N. Partin Drive. The workshop will cover receiving a word of wisdom, word of knowledge and to prophesy. Registration is $25, which includes lunch and boot camp two syllabus. Contact Debra Kearney, 678-7213. CALENDARFrom page B-3 Rocky royaltyThe Rocky Bayou Christian School Homecoming Court is composed of, from left with grade: front, Sam Holcomb, 9; Hannah Stoner, 10; Claire Gunter, 11; Rachel Mosley, 12; Savannah Linn, 12; Abby Alldredge, 9; and Morgan Milam, 10; second row, Hannah Green, 12; Seth Waldron, 9; Josh Jarrell, 11; Drew Kirkpatrick, 12; Cameron Esses, 10; Dylan Paskell; and Alyssa Slagle; rear, Trever Knie, 10; Tyler Paskell, 11; and Jacob Holcomb, 12. The Homecoming King and Queen will announced at the Friday, Nov. 2, football game at home with Aucilla Christian.Beacon photo by Kenneth Books The BeaconsReal Estate MarketplaceWhere Buyers and Sellers Meet! CHECK THIS OUT Okaloosa Island, Furnished, 1 BR Condo, Gulf view, Internet and cable included. $895/mo. 770-893-7343 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. James Connolly will be leaving his ENT practice in Destin effective November 9, 2012. Your medical records will remain at White Wilson and be available for other White Wilson physicians or you may request copies of your records for physicians outside of White Wilson. Requests for copies should be made to the White Wilson Medical Records Department, 1005 Mar Walt Dr., Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547. TOYOTA TUNDRA CREW MAX LTD., 08 Excellent cond., loaded, bluetooth, nav. 20K miles, warranty. One owner. $29,700. 850-897-4164 ROOMATE WANTED Non-Smoker. 3 BR/2 B home in NicevilleBluewater Bay near EOD School. $500/mo. + utilities. 850-9742952 Roommate Trucks for Sale Help Wanted Condo for Rent Public Notices Help Wanted CLASSIFIEDS If you want Niceville, Valparaiso, & Bluewater Bay to know, say it in the Beacon! (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.com Help Wanted Help Wanted Unsure About Your Options? GIVE US A CALL. 1821 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, FL 32578 www.CarriageHills.com REALTOR@CarriageHills.com Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.(850) 678-5178 BUY...RENT...SELL...BUILD... WILSON MINGER AGENCY, INC.Niceville s Top-Selling Real Estate Office RENTALS AVAILABLE! Niceville, Crestview, Fort Walton and Navarre! 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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Bay Area Better Hearing Beef OBradys Bluewater Chiropractic Wellness Center The Boathouse Landing Cardno Entrix Carrs, Riggs & Ingram Ciao Bella Restaurant CHELCO DMR Wealth Services, Inc. Emerald Coast Autism Center First Florida Bank General Dynamics Grey Eagle Coins Gulf Coast Dermatology Richard Johnson Law Firm Helgas Restaurant & Biergarten Keller Williams Realty The Manor at Bluewater Bay North Light Yacht Club/Dockside Oyster Bar Okaloosa Gas District Marilyn & Company Antiques Frank & Jane McCarty Ron Moore Palm Audio Harold F. Peek, Jr., Attorney Pepitos Restaurant Powell & Swanick Attorneys Quality Imports Sandy & Ray Realty, Sandy & Ray Ditirro Donald S. Schak, Sr., M.D. Summit II In Hair Superior Residence David & Lourdes Underwood Waterstone Mortgage Woolsey Insurance Agency Yokohama Tires SAMPLE OVER 200 CRAFT BEERS! LIVE MUSIC ALL WEEKEND LONG! FRIDAY OCT. 19 3 DECADES OF CRAFT BEER SEMINAR AT FUNKYS, 6PM $15 MARLIN GRILL PRESENTS BEER FROM AROUND HERE. BBQ, 6PM $35. SATURDAY OCT. 20 CRAFT BEER TASTING EVENTS PLAZA. 2-6PM. $25 IN ADVANCE. $30 AT THE DOOR. OCTOBER19TH & 20TH BAYTOWNEBEERFESTIVAL.COM OR CALL (877) 869-1220HAVE A BLAST AND STAY STEPS AWAY FROM THE ACTION! CODE: BEER12 TWICE THE BEERS!TWICE THE FUN! Lewis runner takes firstLewis School sixth grader Jayda Brooks runs away from the field during the Oct. 10 cross country match with Bruner and Destin middle schools. Jayda finished the race in first place. The Lewis girls finished second while the boys finished third. Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonRuckel 6th-grader driving to victorySpecial to the Beacon Ryan Worsham loves baseball, football, and basketball, but these are all filler sports for him. His first love is racing. For the last five years, starting at age 8, the Ruckel sixthgrader drove anything that had wheels, from bikes, to skateboards, dirt bikes and now gokarts. But these are not just any go-karts. They are high-tech, precision racing machines designed to only turn left on dirt and asphalt tracks at speeds of 70-80 mph. Five years ago Ryan started at the tail end, but he has advanced from trailing the pack to leading the field as he and his dad, Richard, travel over the Southeast, participating in intense competitions with his peers. Ryan finishes the season this year as the points leader for Alabama and Mississippi and is ranked third nationally. As a reward for his efforts, he and his dad, Rick, are headed to the National Go-Kart Championships at Thunder Valley Raceway in Neeses, S.C. More than 750 teams and drivers will assemble for a three-day kart fest with 12 different classes. Ryan has qualified in two classes at the Nationals, according to his father. It hasnt all been a smooth ride, Rich Worsham said. Ryan has taken a couple of tumbles along the way, once finishing upside down after a race-ending drive for the finish line. However, the good times have outnumbered the bad, such as in a race at Opp, Ala., last winter on an inside clay track. After finishing first in an earlier race, Ryan had a spin out mid-race and fell to the rear, then came back to push the leader for two laps. It could have been an easy bump and pass for Ryan, but he held back finished second on the other carts rear end. This was a proud moment for his family because he raced clean and fair. Ryan Worsham, foreground, prepares to take on an opponent. Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club wishes to thank the following sponsors for their support of the Mid-Bay Clubs 18th annual Oktoberfest held at the Market Place Shopping Plaza in Bluewater Bay on September 28 & 29. Proceeds of the festival fund ongoing community service projects and activities supported by the club and Rotary International. Their generosity guarantees the success of our projects. Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club Thanks the Sponsors ofOktoberfest 2012 Sorority makes pillows for shelterNiceville Chapter of Beta Sigma PI, XI Beta PI, made pillows for the Families in Shelter house Sept. 16. The pillows are for the children to take when they leave the shelter. Some larger ones were also made for the adults. From left: Marja Wilson, Carol Heubusch, Dee Purka, Adrianne Wilson, Dottie Kime and Diane Chiquette. Beacon photo by Kenneth BooksCar club donates to fireworks fundThe Kusten Kreuzers car club donated $1,200 to the city of Niceville s Fireworks Fund Oct. 8. The Fort Walton Beach club was the sponsor of the Sept. 22 car show, Bugs on the Bayou, at the Mullet Festival Field. From left: club member Bruno Windham, Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin, club president Steve Osborn, club member Rob Beres and club treasurer Steven Cardinez. Beacon photo by Anna KavanaughNHS Homecoming Court 2012The Niceville High School Homecoming Court is composed of, from left with grade: front row Molly Engle, 9; Maci Maldonado, 10; Hannah Schroeder, 11; Taylor Berghoff, 12; Hannah Andrews, 12; Victoria Verzwyvelt, 12; Rachel Shelikoff, 12; and Courtney Testa, 12; Tyler Russell, 9; Garrett Loftis, 10; Brock Schaefer, 11; Caleb Maraman, 12; Kyle Saleeby, 12; Tanner Aull, 12; Heath Fulmer, 12; and Tyler Kinard, 12; not pictured. The homecoming game will take place Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., preceded by the parade at Eagles Stadium 5:45 p.m. The Homecoming King and Queen winners will be announced at the dance, Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

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Elks charity golf tourney Entries are being accepted for the Twin Cities Elks Lodge golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m., at Rocky Bayou Country Club. The tournament proceeds will fund Elks veterans outreach. The $75 entry fee includes food on the course and after, prizes for everyone and a $10,000 hole-in-one prize. The format will be three-person scramble. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Info: Belinda, 830-3062 or email bandj1060@cox.net. Junior golf results The local Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour played the Adam Brack/Patio Plus Pool Services Fall Championships at the Nicklaus Course at Bay Point recently. Champions were: Boys 16-18, Mark Connelly Boys 14-15, Jeremy Senterfitt (Overall) Boys 12-13, Thomas Ponder Girls 15-18, Antonia Poate (Overall) Girls 12-14, Lauren Miller Personal bests were set by Thomas Ponder with a 1-under 71 on day two for the win, Patrick Poate, 73, Lindsey Harrison, 79 and Sarah Pabst, 83. The Florida State Golf Association will sponsor a Florida Junior Tour event at Perdido Bay Golf Club Nov. 10 and 11. There is also an age 1315 event in December in Tallahassee. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-6 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Briefs Member FDIC WWW.FIRSTFLBANK.COM850.654.6485 Where You Come First. Lobby Hours: MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon Drive-Thru Hours: MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon750 John Sims Parkway East, in the heart of NicevilleYour Neighborhood Bank. Neighbor hood Neighbor our Y Yo hood Neighbor Bank. hood Neighbor hood 9:00 am Saturday y 8:30 a.m MondayFriday Lobby Hours: ou Come First e Y Yo WherSaturday MondayFriday Drive-Thru Hours: 9:00 a.m. to Noon 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lobby Hours: ou Come First., 9:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. day y, Drive-Thru Hours: 750 John Sims Parkway East, in the heart of Niceville 9:00 a.m. Saturday y, 750 John Sims Parkway East, in the heart of NicevilleSaturday 9:00 a.m. to Noon 750 John Sims Parkway East, in the heart of Niceville, 9:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday Ruckel tops Lewis, 28-14Above, Lewis School s Jackson Ledford (13) and Rolando Martinez (73) block a kick attempt by Ruckel Middle School s Sam Stahl, with Nathan Lloyd holding, during the Oct. 10 28-14 Ruckel football victory. Below, Devin Hemenway (7) and Sean King (54) go after Lloyd, who shook them off and made good yardage. Beacon photos by Norman Wolf Falcons fall to PanthersLewis School s Mallory Howard spikes the ball as Jayden Wright watches during the Falcons Oct. 10 loss to Davidson Middle School, 16-25, 25-16 and 10-15. Beacon photo by Norman Wolf More sports, page B-5 We were just named a Top Quality Performer by The Joint Commission, placing us in the top 18% of hospitals. But our patients are the real winners.For a physician referral, call 850-729-9468 or visit www.TCHospital.com TM tienBut our paHitiCiT t A At ommission, placing us in the t C t n e jus er e w W eal winnere the rts artienttilltiop 18% of hospitals. ommission, placing us in the t y Perf op Qualit named a T s.Oiti dop 18% of hospitals. t y The Join ormer b f l Anisnoitazinagro ehTybserusaem erewew,yltneceR nne t f ft osemoctuo foecnednocdna hehtedivorpotsi soHseitiCni w T Tw t A At peraew,ylsuoivbO.aciremA daeleht,noissimmoCtnioJ t s s noitanehtgnomademane oitingocerdnas d r rd awasuste ht,ylgnitseretnI.stneitapruof elbissoperacfoleveltsehgih wanraeottnsilaogruo,latips ty ry t ahtwonkoslaewtuB.duorp e rachtlaehforotiderccagnid y t ilauqyeknosremr o f fo reppot n d nastneitapnosuc o f fo raelcsih tsurtehtnraednayad y r eve aogruO.noitingocerros d r rd aw t e y d t l niwlaerehteruoy htndluowewdnA.erehrennTM y y awrehtoynatievah or visit www For a physician r .TCHospital.com www w. call 850-729-9468 eferral, For a physician r

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A stellar season of 12 hits, from Fiddler on the Roof to Shrek The Musical, Hair and the National Circus of China, is scheduled to appear in 2012-13 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College. The lineup of a dozen national and international touring shows is a record for the $25 million performing arts venue in Niceville. The remaining 10 Broadway and Artist series shows for 2012 are: DRUMLine Live on Nov. 7; the family comedy "Shrek The Musical" Nov. 19; "Nunset Boulevard" Nov. 29; the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" Dec. 3; and the National Circus of the Peoples Republic of China Dec. 12. The Mattie Kelly Arts Center season will continue in 2013 with: New York Tenors Jan. 12; the rock musical "Hair" Jan. 30; the big-band show "In the Mood" Feb. 2; "Women of Ireland song and dance troupe Feb. 15; and the musical comedy "Rock of Ages" April 1. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $45, depending on the show, plus a $2 per ticket fee. The Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center is at 100 College Blvd., Niceville, on the eastern edge of the college campus. The box office at the arts center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for in person and phone sales. It also opens 90 minutes before each performance. Online ticket sales are available at mattiekellyartscenter.org. Following is more information on each production. Nov. 7DRUMLine Live is an international tour based on the historically black college and university marching band tradition. With riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, the staged show will be a synchronized musical showcase incorporating original compositions and soulinfused interpretations of top 40 hits, group performances will range from colorful, choreographed routines to heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences. Nov. 19"Shrek The Musical," based on the 2001 Oscar-winning animated film, brings the hilarious story of everyones favorite ogre to life on stage. Shrek the Musical will perform at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College on Nov. 19. It s a fun-filled adventure for the whole family based on the 2001 Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film, Shrek. From left: Shrek, the wise-cracking Donkey and Fiona bond over a fire. Tickets are $45 each. Continued on page 3 Also in this guide Symphony season....................5 Emerald Coast concerts...........6 Art exhibits.................................7Celebrate the Arts, a Supplement to the Beacon Page 2 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra November 10 The Violin SingsWith guest solo violinist Leonid YanovskiyDecember 7 H oliday PopsWith the Northwest Florida Symphony ChoraleFebruary 22 S tars of TomorrowWith the 25th Annual Concerto Competition Winners & Historic Portrait in Sound Celebrating 500 Years of Florida HistoryApril 20 Fate & TriumphThe NFSO raises the roof with two of the finest choral works of the 19th century Brahms Song of Destiny & Beethovens Symphony No. 9 with guest artists & the NWF Symphony Chorale, Belle Voci, NWFSC Madrigals & Niceville High Singers All concerts at 7:30 p.m. $22.50 Adults & $16 Youth & Militarywww.nfsymphony.org (850) 729-6000The Regions Premiere Professional Orchestra Since 1987! Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville, FLJeffrey RinkMusic Director & Conductor 25 th Call or Click for tickets! Season under way at Mattie Kelly10 shows remain in 2012-13 lineup at college arts center

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The national touring production of the hit Broadway musical visits a faraway kingdom turned upside down, where things get ugly when an ogre, not a handsome prince, shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who wont shut up, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and youve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. The production is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone. Nov. 29In "Nunset Boulevard," the Little Sisters of Hoboken are off on their newest adventure, heading to Tinseltown. They are thrilled at the prospect of performing at the Hollywood Bowl until they discover they are booked instead into the Hollywood Bowl-a-Rama. But when they hear that a big-time producer is auditioning people for a new movie musical about the life of Dolores Hart, the movie star who became a nun, their spirits soar. Could this be their big break? Cindy Williams, star of "Laverne & Shirley," will play Mother Superior. Dec. 3"Fiddler on the Roof," the Tony Award-winning musical that has captured hearts worldwide since it opened on Broadway in 1964, embarks on a North American tour. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes "Tradition," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset," "Fiddler" is a classic. Dec. 12"Cirque Chinois-Direct from Beijing," features the National Circus of the Peoples Republic of China, founded in 1953. The National Circus is especially acclaimed in China because of unique acts such as great teeterboard, grand flying trapeze, group contortion, straw hats juggling, girls balance with bowls and many other outstanding routines. Jan. 30"Hair" tells the story of a group of friends who, in the words of a show publicist, "speak up and sing out in celebration of love, life and freedom." When the original rock musical opened on Broadway in the tumultuous year 1968, its antiwar message, glorification of hallucinogenic drugs, and celebration of free love caused considerable controversy. Jan. 12The New York Tenors combine the artistry of three men who provide an overwhelming, cant-miss showcase of some of the worlds greatest vocalists and repertoire. Daniel Rodriguez, America's beloved tenor is the New York City police officer whose amazing voice comforted a grieving nation in the days following 9/11. Andy Cooney, dubbed Irish Americas favorite son by the New York Times, has been heard in concert halls internationally, including two sold out performances in New Yorks Carnegie Hall. Michael Amante, known as the peoples tenor, is a combination of AllAmerican looks, romantic Italian charm and an incredible voice. Feb. 2"In the Mood" is much more than a concert. It presents a retro 1940's musical featuring the In the Mood Singers and Dancers and the senFrom page 2Celebrate the Arts, a Supplement to the Beacon Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Page 3Fiddler on the Roof set for Dec. 3 The Tony Award-winning musical Fiddler on the Roof comes to Niceville Dec. 3, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Enjoy all the classic songs from its original opening in 1964. Continued on page 4

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sational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. The music and the arrangements are as authentic as it gets. Feb. 15Women of Ireland is an innovative and exciting full-stage concert production which showcases the new generation of Irelands leading female performers. The show demonstrates the well of extraordinary talent that exists within Irelands traditions of music, song and dance. The most revered qualities of Irelands music are transported from the fireside to the concert hall with in a mesmerizing contemporary setting. April 1"Rock of Ages" is a musical comedy set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip, where a small-town girl met a big city rocker in LA's most famous rock club and they fell in love to the greatest anthems of the Eighties. The five-time Tony Award nominated musical is a hilarious, feel-good, rockn-roll love story told through the hits of Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister, Poison, and more. In addition to Broadway and Artist Series events, the Mattie Kelly Arts Center will present a slate of Childrens Series shows which are presented in matinee performances to school groups and, if space permits, the public. Tickets are available to Childrens Series shows on a spaceavailable basis for $6 each. Shows include Harry, Dirty Dog on Oct. 19; Skippy Jones on Nov. 5, Little Engine that Could on Feb. 11 and Give Moose a Cookie on April 22. Celebrate the Arts, a Supplement to the Beacon Page 4 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805 Casual Waterfront Dining featuring Seafood, Steak & Pasta Serving Lunch & Dinner Boat Slips Available While Dining* Now Renting Boat Slips Pecan Crusted Catch of theDay Chicken Picatta Beef Tenderloin Medallions Fried Gulf Shrimp Shrimp EtouffeeBilge Pub & Oyster BarLive Entertainment Fri., Sat Nights and Sunday AfternoonsHappy Hour 3pm-6pm Monday SaturdayWell Drinks $2.49 $1.50 Drafts Banquet Facilities www.TheBoathouseLanding.com $9954:30-6:00 pm Everyday!EARLY BIRD SPECIALSEarly Bird Specials Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466Ritz Salon Ritz Salon Find us on From rock, to circus, to big band From page 3 Right, the Cirque Chinois, direct from Beijing, hits the Mattie Kelly Arts Center s main stage Dec. 12. Founded in 1953, the circus features acts such as, the Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion and more. Pictured right: an all-girl troupe balances bowls over their heads while balancing on each other. Tickets are $35 each. Experience the 40s swing era with In the Mood, Feb. 2, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Enjoy music that moved a nation with its up-tempo rhythms and mellow ballads. Pictured left: some of the cast from In the Mood.

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Celebrate the Arts, a Supplement to the Beacon Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Page 5 Coastal Bank and Trust is a division of Synovus Bank. Synovus Bank, Member FDIC, is chartered in the state of Georgia and operates under multiple trade names across the Southeast. Divisions of Synovus Bank are not separately FDIC-insured banks. The FDIC coverage extended to deposit customers is that of one insured bank. We have a trust to keep.Putting people first, providing the banking products and convenience you deserve and supporting the community you call home it all comes from a commitment to service from a team who really cares. At Coastal Bank and Trust, we have a trust to keep. And, nothing is more important to us. The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra features a season of five concerts for 2012-13all in honor of the NFSO's 25th birthday as the area's oldest professional orchestra. The NFSO held its first concert in September 1987 in the then OkaloosaWalton Junior College gymnasium. All concerts are now held at the colleges Niceville campus, in the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center, which boasts a custom orchestra shell that is used for each NFSO concert to provide optimum acoustics. The first concert of the current NFSO season was held in September, but music lovers can still get tickets for all remaining concerts of the season: Nov. 10, Dec. 7, Feb. 22 and April 20. All start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for a perfomance are $22.50 for adults or $16 for youth age 18 and younger. An active duty military member with ID may buy up to four adult tickets from the box office for $16 apiece. The box office at the arts center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for in person and phone sales. It also opens at 6 p.m. on concert nights. Online ticket sales are available at mattiekellyartscenter.org. The NFSO has operated under the auspices of the college for its entire history, and the talented, professional musicians who perform with the NFSO come from across the greater Florida Panhandle region. For the Nov. 10 concert, NFSO concertmaster Leonid Yanovskiy steps out of the orchestra as a soloist for two jewels of the Russian violin literature by RimskyKorsakov and Tchaikovsky: the Concert Fantasia on Russian Themes, Op. 33 and Meditation, Op. 42 No. 1. The orchestra opens the concert with Rossini's effervescent overture to his comic opera The Italian Girl in Algiers and concludes with Mozart's majestic "Linz" Symphony. Come celebrate the holiday season on Dec. 7 with performances of light classics, pops selections and the ever-popular carol sing-a-longs for the NFSOs annual Holiday Pops concert. The Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale and Belle Voci (Lois Van Dam, conductor) join the orchestra in this popular seasonal offering. The winners of the NFSO's 2012 Concerto Competition will perform Feb. 22, when they are featured soloists with the orchestra. Also presented on the program will be Robert Kerr's The Legendary Florida: Historic Portrait in Sound. This unique multi-media work celebrates 500 years of Florida's history with narrator, chorus, orchestra, soloists and projections. For the season finale concert on April 22, the NFSO raises the roof with two of the finest composers of the 19th century, Brahms and Beethoven. Brahms' Song of Destiny describes the happiness of the gods alongside of the sufferings of mankind. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 is an iconic expression of universal love and brotherhood and offers the opportunity to bring together multiple combined choruses of more than 100 voices from both the college and Niceville High School to sing Schiller's inspirational Ode to Joy. NFSO music Director and Conductor Jeffrey Rink notes the presentation of the Beethoven piece will also highlight an outstanding solo quartet of guest soloists. Rink, who holds the college's Mattie Kelly Distinguished Endowed Teaching Chair in Orchestral Music, noted that community support, as well as the work of volunteers like the NFSO Guild and the operational support of the college, are all vital to the success of the orchestra. "We've performed continuously since 1987, provided cultural programs to thousands of area residents and youth, and established unique programs such as the regional Concerto Competition for young musicians, the annual Fifth Grade Concerts, and more," said Rink. "That history doesn't come without many, many patrons, volunteers and donors." The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 25th year as an orchestra with five concerts this season. All concerts will be held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, in the custom orchestra shell to provide optimum acoustics. Symphony marks its 25th birthday

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The Emerald Coast Concert Association, oldest presenter organization on the Emerald Coast, is opening its 53rd season with a flourish. Six exciting concerts are offered: two at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville, three at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium and one at the Fort Walton Beach Convention Center. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. The sixseries package price is $120 a person. Individual ticket prices range from $25 to $35. For more information or tickets call 362-9356 or go to emeraldcoastconcerts.org. The opening on Nov. 19 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium should be a favorite event for the whole family with stage performer, songwriter and vocalist Bertie Higgins Born in Tarpon Springs, Higgins' first job was that of a sponge diver. He began his show business career at the age of 12 as a ventriloquist. But soon, music took over and he won top prizes in local talent contests. He studied journalism and art, but music took over again and he joined The Roemans. The group toured the world, opening shows for the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison and more. For the past several years, Higgins and his Band of Pirates have toured extensively around the globe. On Dec. 15 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium, a treat awaits everyone with a tribute to John Denver, Rocky Mountain High starring Ted Vigil. Vigil, who resembles Denver physically and musically, is not an impersonator but rather sings a tribute to the late performer. On Jan. 29 at the Fort Walton Beach Convention Center, the twin sons of Ricky Nelson, the teen idol who died 25 years ago in a plane crash, will perform. Matthew and Gunnar Nelson will take the audience on a musical journey with Ricky Nelson Remembered. This multi-media spectacular not only relives the music of an era, but also makes a visual journey through the American sights of many of our richest memories. Pianist Linda Gentille will appear at the Fort Walton beach Civic Auditorium on Feb. 9 with a new show, Music of the Night, a salute to Broadways best musicals. The Juilliard-trained musician won numerous awards and accolades as a young pianist. Her entertaining concert performances have her audiences demanding return engagements year after year. She has performed more than 1,000 concerts worldwide, a number of them in China where she is called Piano Princess. On Feb. 16,Souled OutMotown to Present will come to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center stage at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Souled Out is an ensemble that specializes in the great Motown sounds. Featuring a three-piece vocal section, the group weaves its way through the Motown and '70s soul era with dance routines and outstanding musicianship. Whether reproducing the hits of the Temptations or energizing a room with Earth, Wind and Fire, Souled Out wows audiences and captures their hearts. The season will come to an end with the New Directions Veterans Choir on March 2 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. First they were proud warriors, serving in all branches of the U.S. military; then they were some of Americas forgotten veterans, suffering from drug addiction, alcoholism, schizophrenia, posttraumatic stress syndrome and/or homelessness. Then Providence interceded in their lives in the form of a program called New Directions. Today the members of New Directions stand tall, alumni of "Americas Got Talent," and singing stars seen on "Good Morning America." They have performed at more than 100 venues and events, including "The Donny and Marie Show," the Democratic National Convention and for members of Congress. Their a capella musicrenditions of doo-wop, gospel, and popularis an inspiration. They will receive no payment for this performance; all salaries are returned to the New Directions program to help other veterans. Celebrate the Arts, a Supplement to the Beacon Page 6 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistKaron DeyBookkeeperLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeBunniFarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperCandice LeggeGraphic Artist The Bay Beacon& Beacon Express1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax: 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherSara KentAdvertising Director New Directions Veterans Choir will close out the season for the Emerald Coast Concert Association March 2 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. The members range from all branches of the U.S. military that struggled to change their lives after they were discharged. They have performed more than 100 times and the money raised goes back to the program to help future veterans. Mens & Womens Hairstyling at its best678-8483 VIPHair CenterMary ~ Josie ~ Moding ~ AuriaMon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-3, Evenings by Apppointment 220 Government St., Suite 2 Niceville Emerald Coast Concert Associations 2012-2013 SeriesSeason memberships are still at $120 per person, $60 for children under 18. Single tickets will be available at a later date. For information call 850-362-9356 or go to www.emeraldcoastconcerts.org.BERTIE HIGGINSand his Pirate Band Boneheads offer Caribbean and beach music Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Fort Walton Beach Civic AuditoriumROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH A TRIBUTE TO JOHN DENVERStarring Ted Vigil who closely resembles and sounds like John Denver Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Fort Walton Beach Civic AuditoriumRICKY NELSON REMEMBEREDA tribute by his sons, Mathew and Gunnar Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Emerald Coast Convention Center LINDA GENTILLEKnown as The Female Liberace presents Broadway s Music of the Night Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium"SOULED OUT"Great Motown and Soul SoundsSat., February 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Northwest Florida State College s Mattie Kelly Arts CenterNEW DIRECTIONS VETERANS CHOIRFrom the military to the streets and now in America s spotlight!Sat., March 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Northwest Florida State College s Mattie Kelly Arts CenterThe Emerald Coast Concert Associations 2012-2013 season, its 53rd, will begin in November with the following programs: Concert association opens 53rd year

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The art galleries at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, plan to following exhibitions. There are two adjoining galleries: The Holzhauer, and the McIlroy. Admission to both is free. Open weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. except college holidays, and 90 minutes prior to most Mattie Kelly Arts Center performances. Information: 729-6044.Oct. 28-Nov. 30 Pastel Society of North Florida National Biennial Juried Exhibition The Pastel Society of North Florida presents its biennial national exhibition, with an Awards Reception on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m.Jan. 19-Feb. 1 The Century of Women Soka Gakkai International presents The Century of Women, a national traveling exhibit that highlights both ordinary and prominent women from around the world who have dedicated themselves to a fair and peaceful future. Feb. 4-9 Mystical Arts of Tibet: Mandala Sand Painting The Tibetan lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery return to create a sand mandala over the course of five days in the McIlroy Gallery. From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days to form the image. This popular week-long event drew thousands of visitors when the monks last visited in 2008.Feb. 22-April 5 Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition and NWFSC Faculty Exhibition The annual juried exhibit showcasing the best in NWFSC student and faculty artworks.April 21-May 31 ADSO 21st S.E. Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition and Pat Kumicich, 2012 Best-in-Show The Arts and Design Society, Fort Walton Beach, presents their 21st regional juried exhibition in the McIlroy Gallery at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center. 2012 winner Pat Kumicich will be honored with a solo exhibition of her fiber works in the Holzhauer Gallery. Awards reception: Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m. June 11-July 19 Michael Aurbachs Secrecy Series and New Work from Denise Choppin Michael Aurbachs large-scale sculptures push the limits of installation to comment on power structures and the paradoxes and contradictions of life. Denise Choppins paintings have received numerous awards, and her recent work explores the limits of her materials as she utilizes acrylic paint in a manner that suggests encaustic. Celebrate the Arts, a Supplement to the Beacon Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Page 7 Mattie Kelly Arts Center has planned a wide range of nine exhibits in the Holzhauer and McIlroy art galleries for 2012-2013, at Northwest Florida State College. The Century of Women and Michael Aurbach s Secrecy Series are two of the exhibits the gallery has to offer.College art galleries schedule exhibits For more information and reservations, call Theresa 621-4093 or Molly 678-1971We Su pport the N ort hwest Fl orida S ymphony Youth S ymphonies & Music P rogra ms f or Ar ea Sch ool Childr en! REMEMBER TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDARTHE INTERNATIONAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 17, 2013YOU ARE INVITED TO THE GUILD LUNCHEONS WITH MAESTRO JEFFREY RINK ROCKY BAYOU COUNTRY CLUB, NICEVILLE, THE 2NDTHURS. OF EACH MONTH

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Celebrate the Arts, a Supplement to the Beacon Page 8 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 N o r thwest Fl o rida S t a te C o lleg e MATTIE KELLY Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office100 College Blvd., Niceville, Florida(850) 729-6000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.orgIn-person Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to show time. 2012 Broadway & Artist Series National Touring Shows DRUMLINE Live Nov. 7 Shrek The Musical Nov. 19 Nunset Boulevard Nov. 29 Fiddler on the Roof Dec. 3 Cirque Chinois Dec. 12 The New York Tenors Jan. 12 HAIR Jan. 30 In the Mood Feb. 2 Women of Ireland Feb. 15 Rock of Ages April 1All shows on the Mainstage at 7:30 p.m. Cirque Chinois



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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections closed the voter registration books for the Nov. 6 general election on Oct. 9, posting a slight decline in overall voter rolls since the last presidential election in 2008. More marked was a continued decline Democratic registration ranks nearly to the point of being eclipsed by "other" voters, which are defined as being those who are registered in other than the Republican or Democratic parties, or in no party. Democratic registrants total 21.4 percent of the county total, an all-time low, compared with 58.5 percent Republican and 20.1 percent "other." As of Oct. 15, Okaloosa’s 128,111 registered voters comprised 74,971 Republicans, 27,407 Democrats and 25,733 registered to other affiliations. Total registration was down 1,262 from October 2008, and down 4,435 from a peak in October 2009. The closing of rolls for the general election marks the end of an interesting voter registration season in Okaloosa County. Paul Lux, supervisor of elections, said that he and his staff reported approximately three dozen questionable voter registration forms to the state attorney earlier this year. The suspect forms were all submitted by workers from the third-party registration firm Strategic Allied Consulting, which submitted about 2,200 voter registration forms in Okaloosa County, according to Lux. Lux said the forms in question were often sloppy or incomplete and contained inconsistent data and nonexistent addresses. Inside ...City: Publix sets sights on NicevilleBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The City of Niceville has received preliminary plans from Publix Super Markets Inc. to build a grocery store northwest of the intersection of John Sims Parkway and Rocky Bayou Drive. The plans call for the construction of a 45,600-square-foot Publix building and as many as 13 adjacent stores, ranging from 1,400 to 2,900 square feet, for retailers to be determined later. Darcy Chaney, building inspector for the City of Niceville, said that although the plans are not final, and the company has not yet applied for a building permit, Publix has already spent enough money on utilities to convince him that it will follow through on construction. The plans call for the Publix to be built adjacent to land earmarked for, but still undeveloped by, Home Depot. Bruce Price, Niceville director of public works, said a roundabout would be constructed on Rocky Bayou Drive to connect it to the Publix shopping center. This roundabout would connect to a service road running along the north side of John Sims, linking the Publix center with the Walmart shopping center to the west by way of a bridge over Swift Creek. Plans also show as many as three accesses to John Sims from the service road east of Swift Creek. Chaney said final plans for Publix construction should be received by the city by the end of October or beginning of 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 17, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 20 Pages, 3 Sections, 6 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Experience the play, “Proof” at the NWFSC Sprint Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville campus. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for 18 years old and under.Saturday, 8:30 a.m-5 p.m. If you have a passion for technology or want tips to prevent hacking, try the free IT Pro Camp at the NWFSC campus student services center, Niceville. Saturday, 9 a.m.2 p.m. Shop for baked goods and handmade items at the Twin Cities Pavilion’s holiday sale fundraiser at 1053 E John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. Monday, 9:30 a.m.-noon The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America welcomes visitors to their monthly embroidery meeting at First United Methodist Church, 214 S Partin Dr., Niceville. Tuesday, 5-7 p.m. Take part in a two-day pine needle basketry class at Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The class is $55 or $50 for museum members. See Calendar, B-3. COMING UP Please see PUBLIX, page A-3 Please see 3-DAY, page A-2 Please see FALLS, page A-23-day Mullet Festival to open FridayBy Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The 36th annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will begin Friday at the Mullet Site, Niceville. The three-day festival will feature music, food, rides, games, crafts and four tons of fried and smoked fish. Some 40,000 people from all over the Southeast are expected. The festival, at Highway 85 North and College Boulevard, will open Friday at 11 a.m., Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Country headliners Colt Ford, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler will perform, as well as many other acts. Parking is free and admission is $10, or $15 after 5 p.m. on Saturday. Children under 11 are free. The festival began in 1976, brainchild of chamber of commerce president Francis Beacon photo by Sarah Clauson Since 1976, youngsters ages 6 to 18 have learned to play soccer and have fun at Niceville s PAL Soccer Field. The young athletes are placed in seven divisions, according to age. Games are played each Saturday at the Mullet Festival Field through Nov. 10, excluding Oct. 20, when the Mullet Festival takes place. This year, 725 players compete in 64 teams. Here, action Oct. 13 between 8-year-old teams sponsored by Dairy Queen and Janice Busovne—KWR..Kids get their kicks with PAL soccer 2000200420082012 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%Party affiliation as % of total registered Republican Democrat Other Source: Ok. Co. Sup. Elections Okaloosa County voter party affiliation By presidential election year Paul Lux Jake Owen Insurance makes good on N. Bay theftBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The North Bay Fire District has received insurance compensation for more than $84,000 stolen by an employee, according to district officials. The district earlier this month received $84,540 from the Glatfelter Insurance Group to cover the losses, which stemmed from repeated thefts by former administrative assistant Ralph Banegas, according to a report by Fire Chief Jim Miller to the North Bay Fire Commission during a meeting Oct. 9. Glatfelter Insurance, the underwriter of the district's Emergency Services Insurance Program, which covers employee theft, validated North Bay's claim and covered the full cost of the reported theft, Miller said. The claim was filed earlier this year after Banegas, who worked as an administrative assistant to Miller, was discovered to have been secretly using Miller’s signature stamp to authorize checks to himself. Banegas had been stealing between June 2006 and September 2011. In early 2012, after an auditor uncovered the thefts, Banegas admitted to taking $23,411 but was later found to have stolen over $80,000, according to sheriff's reports. On Aug. 29, Banegas was sentenced by Circuit Judge John T. Brown to 11 months, 29 days in jail and was sentenced to repay the money he had stolen. According to Division Chief Joseph Parker, public information officer for the fire district, Banegas will instead have to repay Glatfelter insurance in monthly payments of $750 for more than nine years upon his release from jail. Banegas began his jail term on May 17, and his projected release date is May 16, 2013, according to Okaloosa County Jail records. Banegas, 60, will also have to complete 500 hours of community service, serve 10 years probation and write letters of apology to Miller and the fire district as part of his sentence. Ralph BanegasOkaloosa Democrat registration falls to 21.4%Rolls for Nov. 6 election show 58.5% GOP, 20.1% others Mullet Festival infoPages A-1, B-1, B-2.

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N iceville U nited Methodist C hurch 214 S P artin D r ., N iceville By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Long-serving Niceville Mayor Randall Wise received an award from the Florida League of Cities during a meeting last week of the Niceville City Council. Tom Conerly, representing the League of Cities, presented the award to Wise, saying the award recognizes Wise’s 41 years of service and unselfish leadership as Mayor of Niceville. Wise had little to say about the award, except that, “It has been an honor to serve the City of Niceville.” Also during a city council meeting Oct. 9, the city council turned down a request from Margaret Frere for rezoning of a parcel of land on Cypress Drive. Frere owns the half-acre parcel, and had wanted the city to rezone it from its current R-1, singlefamily housing zoning to R-2, which would have allowed either single-family homes or up to five units of multi-family housing to be built there. Frere’s request had been recommended for rejection by the Niceville Planning Commission, an appointed advisory body to the elected city council, on Oct. 1. During the planning commission meeting, several neighbors of the Cypress Drive parcel had told commissioners that they objected to the proposed zoning change, saying that multi-family housing would not be compatible with their neighborhood. Several such neighbors were also present at the Oct. 9 council meeting. Frere also addressed the council, but did not object to having her rezoning request turned down. Instead, she asked for clarification of city zoning rules and of how rezoning of property is accomplished. City Manager Lannie Corbin replied that he would be happy to meet with Frere to discuss city property zoning in detail. After some discussion, the council voted unanimously to reject the rezoning request. In other business, Niceville Library Director Sheila Bishop told the council that Niceville’s public library, now 13 years old, will be closed for several days during November to allow for the installation of new carpet. Police Chief Dave Popwell announced that trick-or-treat hours in Niceville will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31. Building Inspector Darcy Chaney said that about 50 new houses are currently under construction in Niceville, indicating that an economic recovery is underway within the city. Home construction, he said, “is really picking up.” Also during the meeting, the city council unanimously voted to appoint fellow councilman Dan Henkel, who was absent from the meeting, to be the city’s next Mayor Pro Tem. Councilwoman Judy Boudreaux also recommended to the council that the city construct a sidewalk along Redwood Avenue, where she said traffic is increasing and the danger to children and other pedestrians is growing. Councilman Bill Smith said such a project would be expensive, costing about $390,000, because the terrain along Redwood crosses several ravines, but that the city has applied for a Florida Department of Transportation grant to fund such a sidewalk. He said he does not know when, or if, the grant will actually be given to Niceville. Corbin added that he is not certain that all the land along Redwood is officially within Niceville’s city limits. Boudreaux replied that building the sidewalk will be worth overcoming financial or legal barriers. “What is the price of a child’s life?” she said. Beacon photo by Mike Griffith Niceville Mayor Randall Wise, left, was presented with an award commemorating Wise s more then 40 years of service as Mayor of Niceville. Presenting is Florida League of Cities Representative Tom Conley.Longtime mayor honoredWise has served 41 years Spence, as away to promote the Niceville-Valparaiso area. The event was named after the mullet, a nondescript, versatile fish that schools in warm, coastal marine waters and sometimes in fresh water. Once a mainstay of the area's fishing industry, mullet are abundant in the Florida panhandle. Some people say that nowhere do they taste better than here, where the fish is taken from the clean, sandy bottoms of Choctawhatchee Bay. In addition to tons of fried or smoked mullet, this year’s festival has all the ingredients necessary for a fun-filled family day or a night out with friends while catching some of the hottest country acts at a fraction of the usual price. Be sure to try the festival’s shark, gyros, boiled peanuts, and cotton candy. With more than 40 food booths to explore there’s no chance you’ll leave hungry. If you’re not into mullet or the kids are just picky eaters, there will also be shrimp, alligator on a stick, crawfish bread, oysters, BBQ, shrimp and hot apple dumplings with ice cream. Beer is sold Friday and Saturday, but not Sunday. There will be coffee, soda or non-alcoholic frozen drinks every day. Children can dare to ride the variety of carnival rides or try their hand at a number of games. The Army Rangers will host their reptile show. The clown stage will also be in full swing. Check out more than 65 booths of beautiful artwork and handmade crafts for sale. Stop by and meet Judy Shillingburg, the official artist of the 36th Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival poster, at her booth by the main gate. “It took six months to complete,” Shillingburg said. Shillingburg, owner of Special Touch Gallery in Destin, said she used an old Niceville chart in the painting. She said the poster represents what Niceville is all about. 3-DAYFrom page A-1Lux noted an instance in which an alleged voter signed his name using the name of the street he lived on. Firms like Strategic Allied Consulting, which Lux said was hired by the Republican Party of Florida, are often used to sign up voters. Lux said he and his staff were able to identify the firm responsible for the suspect forms because of Florida legislation requiring a third-party registration firm to list its identification number on the back of each registration form it submits. Although the questionable registration forms wasted the time of Lux and his staff, he said, the forms would not lead to fake votes being cast. “If someone submits a fake voter registration form for Mickey Mouse, he’s still not going to be able to vote,” Lux said. “Mickey Mouse does not have a driver’s license, he does not have a social security number.” Lux said he does not suspect the questionable forms were necessarily submitted for a political end, but could possibly be the result of individual workers filling out fake forms in order to reach quotas. Strategic Allied Consulting, which denied any wrongdoing, said it had itself blown the whistle in the case of 86 cards submitted in Palm Beach County. The firm said it did not tolerate any election-law violations, and fired any rulebreakers in its force of 4,000 voter-registration workers. Strategic said it had registered more than 500,000 voters in at least 40 states since 2004. The Republican Party of Florida reportedly cut ties with the firm in late September after reports of suspected voter-registration irregularities surfaced. FALLSFrom page A-1 Music lineup, B-1; schedule, map, B-2.

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November. According to Chaney, Publix officials want to begin construction by the end of December or beginning of January 2013 and expect to complete construction in 2013. Calls to Lakeland-based Publix were not returned. A spokesman for the owner of the land, Valparaiso Realty, said, “There is nothing to confirm.” If built, Publix would be the fifth supermarket in Niceville, after Food Depot, Food World, Winn-Dixie, and Walmart. With 2011 sales of $27 billion, Publix is Florida's largest privately owned company, and is ranked as the nation's eighth largest food retailer. Founded in 1930, Publix operates 1,061 markets in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee. It recently announced plans to enter North Carolina. Northwest Florida State College announced that further investigation of a breach in the security of the college’s computer systems has been broadened to include NWFSC student data on 76,500 current and past students as well as data on approximately 200,000 Bright Futures scholars across the state of Florida. The NWFSC student information compromised in the security breach contains public directory information including name and address, as well as confidential data including birth date and Social Security number, the college said Oct. 10, two days after acknowledging hackers may have obtained information on more than 3,000 college employees. In an apparent outgrowth of the data thefts, some college workers, including college President Ty Handy, reported that hackers had raided their bank accounts. The Bright Futures scholars’ data file that is suspected to have been stolen includes all Florida Bright Futures eligible students during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 academic years, the college said. This data file contains student names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, ethnicity and sex. No student academic files have been compromised, the college said. The college said it is coordinating its efforts with the Division of Florida Colleges in the Department of Education to directly notify all students affected by the data breach. The state Department of Education also said it was investigating. “We want to be sure that we fully understand the situation and provide accurate information to those impacted,” said Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna. “While some of the contact information is dated, we will be trying to reach every student whose records may have been captured.” The college said it has contracted with an external consultant to ensure the college’s data remains safe and secure. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office cybercrimes unit continues to investigate the matter with assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As the college announced Oct. 8, the data breach occurred in a new computer server between May 21 and Sept. 24, 2012, and includes 3,200 current or former employees. The college said that individuals who notice improper use of their Social Security number and believe they may be the victim of identity theft should contact the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/idtheft or at 1-877ID-THEFT (438-4338). Affected persons may also call the local sheriff’s office and file a police report of identity theft. To protect themselves from the possibility of identity theft, they may also place a free fraud alert on their credit files, according to the college. A fraud alert notifies creditors to contact individuals before opening new accounts in their name. Call any one of the three major credit reporting agencies at the numbers below to place a fraud alert with all three agencies, and receive letters from all of these agencies, with instructions on how to receive a free copy of a credit report from each agency: —Experian – (888) 3973742 —Equifax – (888) 766-0008 —TransUnion – (800) 6807289 Information about the incident is available at http://www.nwfsc.edu/security/. NWFSC students who have attended or are attending the college and have recently been the victim of identity theft should contact the Dean of Students, Christine Bishop, at registrar@nwfsc.edu. Bright Futures scholars from 2005-06 and 2006-07 who attended other Florida colleges or universities may call 1-800-688-0656. 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Ferdon Blvd., Crestview • (850) 682-5338• GLAUCOMA • RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted 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.comBeacon Correspondent Moving swiftly through its Oct. 8 meeting, the Okaloosa County School Board declined a pay raise and received an update on the malfunctioning telephone system at its headquarters in Fort Walton Beach. A server crash Oct. 5 prevented incoming and outgoing calls at Lowery Place until an emergency repair was made. School District Technology Specialist Eric Mitchell told the School Board that the fix corrected the problem with one exception—no voicemail. The malfunction booted the school district office to the top of the list for a new telephone system. “Lowery is now the priority and needs to be fixed in a hurry,” he said. Mitchell estimated the replacement telephone system would cost $80,000 to $90,000. School board members Melissa Thrush and Chuck Kelley expressed concern about price creep, but were told the permanent repair would be covered by the district’s existing communication systems contract. Mitchell characterized the Lowery telephone network as 80 percent operational. “Folks who call should have no problems, assuming repairs hold while we wait for the replacement system,” he said, after the meeting. The technology specialist hoped the new telephone system would be in place in two weeks. Mitchell added that messages for school officials will be taken by staff and passed along. The decision by board members to keep their salaries at the 2010-11 level of $32,428 was unanimous. Among the reasons cited in the past to decline the raise was the still shaky economy. In other business, the board approved a long consent agenda that included acceptance of the Okaloosa County School District Teacher Evaluation Handbook. Though still a working document, the handbook could be used by the district to formulate or refine controversial pay-for-performance standards for teachers. The school board also accepted the Florida Healthy School District Silver Level Award. The award, which means the school district encourages people to eat right and exercise, was presented by Sue Kennedy on behalf of the Florida Action for Healthy Kids Executive Board. According to her, the district has a good health education program and family and community involvement that help children make smart food choices in and out of school. “Thank you for being at the forefront of ensuring the future of a healthy Florida by creating health-literate and health-practicing students and staff,” said Kennedy. “The Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership and Florida Action for Healthy Kids applaud your district for establishing a culture and climate in which students and staff can reach their personal potential.” School board declines pay raise College computer breach widens, may affect over 276,000 students Since 1986Oak Creek Shopping Center Niceville  678-1593 9-6 Mon.-Sat.  Noon-5 Sun.www.bayoubookcompany.comNOW OPEN SUNDAYS Noon 5 p.m. PUBLIXFrom page A-1 Beacon photo Preliminary plans submitted to the city of Niceville by Publix Super Markets Inc. call for the construction of a 45,600-square-foot grocery store and 22,489 square feet of additional retail space northwest of the intersection of Johns Sims Parkway and Rocky Bayou Drive.

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Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 years Browse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith “It could really affect kids here when they apply for other colleges, because of the possibility of identity theft.” “In today s day and age, it can happen to anyone. Anybody with enough computer skills can hack a system.” “It s a little nerve wracking. You put a lot of trust in the college when you provide your information. A lot of military people are enrolled here. It s an eye-opener for the college, to beef up security and be more prepared. They re doing that now.” “It doesn t make me feel too good. We take for granted that our college information will be safe.” “It s scary. It makes me distrust the college a little.” Melanie Lane, 17, Niceville, student Kevin Barnett, 24, Crestview, aircraft sheet metal mechanic Nathan Sludez, 20, Niceville, retail Jennifer Smith, 24, Fort Walton Beach, nurse Rodger Gover, 17, Fort Walton Beach, student Kelty McKnight, 17, Navarre, studentWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What do you think about the computer breach at Northwest Florida State College that leaked the personal data of as many as 76,500 current and past NWFSC students, and 200,000 Bright Futures scholars statewide?“It s kind of scary that I can t get any information about it from the college. I asked college officials about it, and they told me to just read the newspaper. It would be nice if they would just notify everyone affected about what steps to take.” Location: Northwest Florida State College Student Services CenterFire Department Reports NEWSPAPER DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDEDStop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville • 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks)The North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 8, 2012 through October 14, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Newcastle Ct................................EMS call.................................10/8/12...................15:05 Crystal Bch.Dr./Destin..................Standby..................................10/9/12...................18:56 Oakmont Place.............................Medical assist........................10/10/12.................05:17 N. 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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The East Niceville Fire Commission discussed, but made no decisions Monday, about proposals to raise the pay of firefighters and to replace their current state retirement plan with a “local law” plan that would give employees more authority over how their retirement fund is managed. During Monday’s meeting, fire commission Treasurer Ed Dunbar recommended a pay hike of 3.5 percent for firefighters. Dunbar said he has done some research on how East Niceville’s pay compares with that of other local fire districts and departments. He said that the average pay for East Niceville firefighters, even including the fire chief’s pay, is $19.36 an hour, or $35,490 a year. This, he said, is only 88 percent of the average $40,270 annual pay for firefighters throughout Okaloosa County, according to figures Dunbar said he got from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For rank-and-file East Niceville firefighters, Dunbar said, the pay is actually lower, ranging from annual pay of $26,000 for one year of experience to $29,000 for four years experience. He compared this with pay at the neighboring North Bay Fire District, where pay ranges from $36,032 for a firefighter with one year experience to $41,032 for a firefighter with four years experience. North Bay boosted pay several years ago after requiring its firefighters to be certified in Advanced Life Support paramedic skills. Modern firefighters typically spend far more time treating traffic-crash injuries and responding to medical emergencies than fighting fires. Dunbar said he also obtained average annual pay figures directly from some other local fire departments, including Ocean City Wright: $39,104, Freeport: $38,000, and South Walton: $42,565. Dunbar said a raise for East Niceville firefighters would help retain firefighters who might otherwise move to better-paying jobs in other districts, taking their training and experience with them. “We have already lost one firefighter who left for better pay,” Dunbar said, “and we may be about to lose another.” He also said his proposed 3.5 percent raise could be paid for within the East Niceville district’s existing budget, and would not require a hike in property taxes. Dunbar then made a motion to implement the pay raise, but commission Chairman Mike Marcolongo immediately declared the motion to be tabled until a future meeting. Some discussion then followed. Marcolongo said he tabled the motion because he wants to wait until December to make a pay decision, when the fire district will have better information about how much revenue it will actually receive during the coming year. Fire commissioner John Root said he did not see a reason to raise firefighter pay by 3.5 percent, rather than by 1.7 percent, the amount of the past year’s increase in the national Consumer Price Index. Dunbar replied that his proposal is not for a cost of living raise, but is intended to make East Niceville pay more competitive in the local market for firefighters. Commissioner Matt Schwab said that as a businessman, he is aware that many local contractors are having difficulty finding skilled workers, due to what he called “a mini-boom in the local construction and service industries.” “We’ve got to be proactive in keeping our firefighters,” Schwab said. Commissioner Root said he would prefer a raise of 2.45 percent, but would also prefer to wait until December to decide the issue. He also said that East Niceville firefighters got a 3 percent cost of living raise last year. Schwab said he also favors delaying a decision until the November or December fire commission meeting, when all five commissioners will be present. Commissioner Leonard Martin was absent from Monday’s meeting. In other business, the fire commissioners briefly discussed a proposal from the firefighters union to switch their retirement plan from the Florida state system to a “local law” plan, but that discussion ended quickly, because the firefighters union is still awaiting advice from its attorney about the specifics of how such a plan would work. The next meeting of the East Niceville Fire Commission is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, at the East Niceville fire station at 1709 East 27th Street. The East Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of September, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Bluewater Bay Blvd................Dispatched & cancelled...............9/1/12.............08:15 AM Wilder Ave...............................Medical assist...............................9/2/12.............10:18 AM Ruckel Dr.................................Medical assist...............................9/2/12.............10:49 AM Kumquat Ave...........................Animal rescue..............................9/2/12.............05:03 PM Harding Rd..............................Service call...................................9/4/12.............02:25 PM 26 th Street...............................EMS, other...................................9/4/12.............04:19 PM E. College Blvd.......................EMS, other...................................9/4/12.............09:08 PM Harding Rd..............................Dispatched & cancelled...............9/5/12.............08:39 AM E. SR 20 .................................Heat from short circuit.................9/6/12.............08:05 PM Finck Rd..................................Medical assist...............................9/7/12.............11:29 PM Boyd Circle..............................Medical assist...............................9/9/12.............11:36 AM Paradise Road........................Medical assist...............................9/9/12.............06:24 PM Lanman Road.........................Medical assist...............................9/10/12...........02:41 PM Callaway Dr.............................Medical assist...............................9/10/12...........05:24 PM Quail Road..............................Dispatched & cancelled...............9/10/12...........11:55 PM Callaway Dr.............................EMS call.......................................9/11/12............10:48 AM Hidden Cove Cir......................Building fire...................................9/12/12...........01:53 AM 27 th Street...............................EMS call.......................................9/12/12...........05:32 PM E. John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle accident...........................9/12/12...........06:10 PM Union Ave................................EMS call.......................................9/13/12...........09:34 AM Windlake Ct.............................EMS call.......................................9/16/12...........06:55 AM Bayshore Dr............................EMS call.......................................9/16/12...........11:22 AM N. White Point Rd...................Excessive heat.............................9/19/12...........06:06 AM Ward Cove Dr.........................Alarm activation-no fire................9/27/12...........01:53 PM W. John Sims Pkwy................Dispatched & cancelled...............9/28/12...........09:22 AM N. Partin Dr..............................EMS call.......................................9/28/12...........05:09 PM Visit our website at www.enfd.net.East NicevileFire Department Reports Hometown Quality! 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John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/8/12..........................12:03 Hillside Drive.........................Medical...................................10/8/12..........................22:35 Branch Hill/Rocky Bayou.....Vehicle crash.........................10/9/12..........................00:11 N. Partin Dr............................Medical...................................10/9/12..........................06:33 Bayshore Dr..........................Other fire................................10/9/12..........................16:12 W. John Sims Pkwy..............Medical...................................10/9/12..........................17:49 Coral Drive............................Medical...................................10/10/12.......................03:15 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Vehicle crash.........................10/10/12.......................07:01 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/10/12.......................07:49 N. Partin Dr............................Medical...................................10/10/12.......................09:26 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/10/12.......................12:09 SR 85 N/John Sims Pkwy....Vehicle crash.........................10/10/12.......................14:58 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/10/12.......................17:02 N. Partin Dr............................Medical...................................10/11/12........................04:00 Reeves Street.......................Medical...................................10/11/12........................06:55 W. John Sims Pkwy..............Vehicle crash.........................10/11/12........................19:39 Evergreen Ave......................Medical...................................10/11/12........................20:02 SR 85 N/SR 123...................Vehicle crash.........................10/11/12........................22:56 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/12/12.......................12:27 W. John Sims Pkwy..............Medical...................................10/12/12.......................12:36 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/12/12.......................12:40 S. Cedar/31st t Street............Vehicle crash.........................10/12/12.......................14:07 N. Partin Dr............................Medical...................................10/12/12.......................15:15 Bayshore Dr..........................Kitchen fire.............................10/12/12.......................16:05 23rd Street............................Medical...................................10/12/12.......................16:37 Magnolia Shores Dr..............Medical...................................10/12/12.......................20:43 Rocky Bayou Bridge.............Vehicle crash.........................10/12/12.......................23:30 3rd Street...............................Medical...................................10/13/12.......................17:22 28th Street.............................Medical...................................10/13/12.......................20:14 N. Partin Dr............................Medical...................................10/14/12.......................07:09 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/14/12.......................11:57 E. John Sims Pkwy...............Medical...................................10/14/12.......................13:22 22nd Street............................Medical...................................10/14/12.......................18:08 2nd Street..............................Medical...................................10/14/12.......................23:44 Weekly Safety Tip: Put cigarettes out in an ashtray and make sure they are completely out. Never throw them in the trash. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Firefighter pay hike eyed Ed Dunbar Mike Marcolongo

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 THEBAYBEACONBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Bluewater Bay’s Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) board of directors last week again delayed acceptance of any of the secret bid proposals they have received for the annual landscaping contract for common areas of Bluewater Bay—the largest single spending item in the MSBU’s budget. The panel also learned that crime has dropped in the community recently, possibly partly because a deputy is now patrolling on a bicycle. During the meeting, MSBU Treasurer Joe Jellison said that the lowest bid was from Bayou Landscaping, the current contractor, but he is uncertain whether that bid is legal, because Bayou Landscaping actually submitted two proposals though the Request for Proposals issued by the MSBU had only called for one proposal from each company seeking the contract. MSBU members voted to delay a final decision until they have had time to obtain a legal opinion about whether the current bid is acceptable, and if not, how to proceed to select a contractor for the coming year. In the meantime, they decided to extend their current contract with Bayou. Previously, the board delayed a decision on the contract during its September meeting as well after one company protested the selection process. When asked at the Oct. 9 meeting whether copies of the proposals received by the MSBU are available to the public, Archie Jernigan, MSBU manager, said they are not, because the proposals are confidential information under the Florida trade secrets act. In soliciting the bids, the MSBU directed bidders to mark their proposals as trade secrets. Jernigan did not explain what specific “trade secrets,” if any, are actually contained in any of the proposals received. The MSBU board last month turned down a request from the Beacon to provide copies of the proposals, and the evaluation work sheet used by the evaluation committee (MSBU member Doug Burgess and Jernigan), in accordance with Florida’s public records and Sunshine laws. According to the RFP signed by MSBU board community services chairman Burgess and posted on the MSBU web site at bluewaterbay.org, “Proposals will be evaluated by a team consisting of the Chairman, BWB MSBU Community Services and the Management Services Contractor.” The RFP also states, “The following shall be placed at the bottom of the offeror’s proposal cover page: “This document includes data protected from unauthorized disclosure under the Trade Secret provisions of Chapter 688.002 and Chapter 812.081 of Florida Statutes. All sheets containing data subject to this protection shall be marked appropriately.” On affected sheets, place the following statement at the bottom of the page: “Use or disclosure of data contained on this sheet is subject to the restriction on the cover page of this proposal.” The RFP also states, “There will not be a public proposal opening.” MSBU board member Joan McCarthy also expressed concern about how the landscape contract is being handled. “The landscape contract is important,” she said, and should not be decided by “a committee of one.” “All five board members should examine the proposals in detail,” McCarthy said, adding that the landscape contract “is the most important way we spend money.” “All we had at the last meeting,” said McCarthy, “was a list from Doug Burgess and Archie Jernigan.” Okaloosa County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Polson, who is now making some of his patrols on a bicycle, said last week that crime in Bluewater Bay has declined in recent months. 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By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Twenty instructors, students and supporters from the Naval School Explosive Ordinance Disposal participated in the Wounded Explosive Ordinance Disposal Warrior Foundation’s Undefeated Two-Day Bike Ride on Oct. 6 and 7. The foundation raises funds for wounded EOD warriors and their families. Each rider had to raise a minimum $1,000 to participate and the group collected more than $25,000. Three support vehicles stocked with fruit and drinks followed the riders. Dragon Sports, a Fort Walton Beach bicycle shop owned by retired EOD technician Bruce Braseth, also provided mechanical support and route guidance during the ride. The riders began at the EOD Memorial site after Tanya Portier sang the national anthem and Staff Sgt. Drew Simmons and Staff Sgt. Russell Bauer, School Air Ordnance Division, hoisted the colors. The riders paced themselves during their route on Highway 20 and battled many hills. Some of the riders cursed their leader, EOD instructor and event coordinator Michael Harris, for designing the day one route this way. Michael Dalrymple took a hard fall day one and twisted his wheel, which was replaced quickly. The team spent the night at the Days Inn, Panama City, where they rested for day two’s journey back to the starting point. Josh Puga crashed on the second day, but only suffered a scraped arm. The group traveled a total of 188 miles and Ian Lambert was the first to arrive back, followed shortly by Harris, Ryan Oliver and David Early. All 20 riders and their support teams enjoyed a buffet after the event at Ed’s Seafood and Steak, which also donated a check towards the fund.By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival has become one of the South’s best-known events with more than 40,000 attendees in 2011. This year’s festival will bring in some of last year’s acts as well as some well-known new ones. Local bands and musicians will perform on the Mullet stage before headliners Colt Ford, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler. The festival brings entertainment from all over the country ranging from Nashville to right here in Niceville. Friday’s line-up will start at 7 p.m. with the fourth edition of the Voice of Boggy Bayou, where local musicians have the chance to become a star. On Oct. 2 and Oct. 6, 23 people from Escambia to Bay counties auditioned at the Niceville Community Center for a $25 entry fee. Each contestant sang for a panel of judges. The five finalists chosen by the judges are Mary Ruth Kirk, Destin, Chris Cadenhead, Niceville, Jamie Stiffler, Miramar Bishop, Courtney DeGroat, Freeport and Christian Mayes, Santa Rosa Beach. The talented five will compete Friday on the festival stage for a $500 prize. The winner, dubbed The Voice of Boggy Bayou, will perform Saturday at 8:30 p.m. New to the festival’s Friday night line-up is The Molly Ringwalds, an 80’s cover band from New Orleans. The band is unpredictable and sure to surprise the audience with their bright make-up and catchy tunes, set to perform Friday, 8 p.m. The band has been known to take 80’s song requests. Friday’s headliner, Georgiabred country rapper, Colt Ford, takes the stage at 10 p.m. His new CD, “Declaration of Independence,” debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart in August, catching the music world by surprise. Ford also co-wrote the No. 1 hit “Dirt Road Anthem,” performed by Jason Aldean. Get to the festival early Saturday to catch The Twinkling Twirlers perform for their fifth straight year. The 60 local baton twirlers will perform parts of their September routines in six teams. Several girls will also perform solos. They are coached by Amanda Saltsman at the Niceville United Methodist Church. 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He was on the Brothers of the Sun Tour this summer with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw and just began his first headlining tour in New York City. Owen is also featured on Colt Ford’s new single, “Back.” Kellie Pickler will close out the festival Sunday, 6 p.m. Pickler, an active supporter of the USO and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, recently grabbed national headlines for shaving her head in support of her best friend, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June. Since auditioning for American Idol at 19 years old, Pickler’s big voice has created the hits “Red High Heels” and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.” Local church groups will entertain the crowd Sunday afternoon. Continuing with tradition there will be no alcohol served on Sunday. This year’s festival is a must-see. The hardest part will be deciding which acts to catch while enjoying the festival’s activities. MULLETFrom page B-1 Festival Mullet The 2012 Mullet Festival EntertainmentFriday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21 Admission $10 daily $15 Saturday after 5 p.m., 11 and under free Friday 6:00 p.m...........................................................Prism (Roger Strickland) 7:00..................................................................Singing Showdown Final Five 8:00..................................................................The Molly Ringwalds 10:00................................................................Colt Ford Saturday 10:00 a.m.........................................................All Star Twirlers 10:45................................................................Twinkling Twirlers 11:45................................................................Amplified Performing Arts Center 1:00 p.m...........................................................Ruckel Cheerleading Team 1:45..................................................................Skyler Foster Band 3:05..................................................................Tanya Madison 4:20..................................................................Brandon Bennett 5:30..................................................................Big Water 6:10..................................................................Welcome, National Anthem 6:30..................................................................Due West 7:40..................................................................Brandon Bennett 8:30..................................................................Singing Showdown Winner 9:00..................................................................Florida Georgia Line 10:30................................................................Jake Owen Sunday 1:00 p.m...........................................................Chasing Daylight 1:35..................................................................Salt 2:25..................................................................Theo Logos Band 3:10..................................................................Down Beat Jazz Orchestra 4:15..................................................................Compozitionz 6:00..................................................................Kellie Pickler Friday through Sunday: Kid's stage and clown shows Owner John Lasiter, USAF/Retired Why fight the traffic to the Mullet Festival! GIT a TAXI! NICEVILLE VALPARAISO NOW ACCEPTING VISA & MASTER CARD Don t drink & drive! Call a taxi. 24 Hours, 7 Days A Week Paint & Body Collision Specialists1419 North Partin Drive Niceville • 678-0056#MV8871 Commitment to Quality Enjoy the Mullet Festival Enjoy the Mullet Festival PAT DEBBIE MARIA SUE ANN HELENFor all new clientsHair Care Services10%OFF from (850) 897-4897Full Service Hair Care Walk-Ins Welcome Tues.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-2 Evenings by appointment Ample parking

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Donate blood in Niceville Northwest Florida Blood Services will host two blood drives on Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m.4 p.m., at Eglin Hospital and Oct. 22, 9 a.m.2 p.m., at Twin Cities Hospital. Snacks and drinks will be provided to donators as well as a free t-shirt. Contact Lynda Krupka with questions, 862-4216 or Lynda.Krupka@oneblood.org. Covenant needs volunteers Covenant Hospice is seeking volunteers. A training workshop will be held Oct. 18,9 a.m.5 p.m., at the Niceville Assembly of God Church, 108 N Hwy 85 N.The workshop is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Covenant Hospice will present an overview of hospice care and volunteer choices. Volunteers are needed for office work, community outreach, fundraising, friendly visits, companionship, breaks for caregivers, light housekeeping, transportation, assistance with yard work or home repair and more. To register contact Kappy Smith, 729-1800. NWFSC s “Proof” North West Florida State College presents the award winning play, “Proof” by David Auburn, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17-20, at the Sprint Theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville campus. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for 18 years old and under. Purchase tickets at the box office or contact 7296000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. 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 Colt Ford, Jake Owen, and Kellie Pickler. 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.. For more information visit boggybayoumulletfestival.info Bob Hope rummage sale The Annual Bob Hope Village Indoor Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m.noon, 30 Holly Ave., Shalimar. The Bob Hope Village Gift Shop will also be open and will be filled with unique, handmade items. Brown bag lunches and refreshments will be available for purchase as well. Vendor applications will be accepted for a $20 table rental fee. Space is limited. Contact Marisol, 651-3766. Twin Cities fundraiser Twin Cities Pavilion will hold their holiday sale fundraiser, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at 1053 E John Sims Pkwy, just past Juniper Rd. There will be baked goods and a number of handmade items for sale made by the residents. All proceeds will go to the Twin Cities Pavilion. Contact Jeanne Barr, 833-9212. 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. Dog Daze 2012 Dog Daze 2012, sponsored by local businesses will take place on Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Liza Jackson Park, 318 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach.Enjoy the Soccer Collies from Ocala, the Pensacola Furricanes fly-ball team, games, contests, dog-centered vendors, adoptable pets, dachshund races and a Halloween pet parade. All well-behaved dogs over 6 months are welcome with proof of vaccinations. Admission is free and suggested donation per dog is $3. Contact 244.8191 or visit www.fwbchamber.com. Shalimar Holly Fair Shalimar United Methodist Church hosts its annual Holly Fair Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.3 p.m., at 1 Old Ferry rd., Shalimar. Enjoy more than 70 handmade arts and crafts vendors and experience The Holly Berry Bakery and Treat Shoppe. Lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for $7 and tickets can be purchased at the family life center or the day of. All proceeds go to local mission outreaches and church needs. Contact 651-0721 or www.shalimarumc.org. Old NHS Reunion The annual reunion of the Old Niceville High School is scheduled for Oct. 20, at the Niceville Community Center, 204 N Partin Dr. Registration will begin at 5 p.m., for a catered dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12.50. Students, teachers, spouses, guests and those who attended the school from 1929-1952 are invited. Reservations are requested. Contact Louise Lovell, 678-4777. 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.. 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. Embroidery meeting The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.-noon and the night group meets Oct. 25, 6-8:30 p.m., room 400, First United Methodist Church, 214 S Partin Dr. All of the embroidery is hand stitched on various backgrounds, such as canvas or linen. The current project is a stitched ornament (angel). Visitors are welcome. Contact 496-3466. 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. Basket class Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida offers a two-part pine needle basketry class Oct. 23 and 30, 5 p.m.7 p.m., at 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Learn an age-old Native American skill using original Seminole techniques and local pine needles to create your own basket. The class is $55 and $50 for museum members. Materials are included and payment is due at registration. To register contact 678-2615. Garden club meeting Niceville Garden Club will host their public, monthly meeting Oct. 23, 6 p.m., at the Niceville Public Library. October’s guest speaker will be Andrea Donatelli, an Okaloosa County Master Gardener, who will give a presentation on native plants. The Niceville Garden Club meets every fourth Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m., at the Niceville Public Library. Contact Marsha Palmer, 883-2630 Haunted house fundraiser Amped Elite All-Star cheerleaders Bluewater Bay are holding a Haunted House fundraiser Oct. 25-28, behind Top This Yogurt, 915 E John Sims Pkwy. Admission is $5 a person and the proceeds will go to the team’s traveling expenses and new uniforms. Face painting and refreshments will be available for purchase. Parking is available at Niceville High School. Hours are Oct. 25, 6-10 p.m., Oct. 26, 6 p.m.-midnight, Oct. 27, 6 p.m.-midThe voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR Beacon photo by Anna KavanaughNiceville artist displays artworkNiceville artist Carol Pinnel s artwork will be on display at the Niceville Library, 206 N Partin Drive, until Oct. 31. Her works are mainly watercolor and have been featured at the Arts and Design Society gallery, Northwest Florida State College and on the cover of Emerald Coast magazine. Most pieces are for sale. Contact Lora Glass, 279-4863, ext.1504. 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 • Fax: 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Sara KentAdvertising Director CHURCH DIRECTORY Weddings, Engagements, or Special Anniversaries?We would like to let everyone in your hometown know about! Just write up a little article and enclose a photo if possible and bring it by or mail it to: Beacon Newspapers. 1181 E. John Sims Pky., Niceville, FL 32578 Please see CALENDAR, page B-4 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive  Niceville  678-2514 IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org “Pointing The Way To Jesus” 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study • 9:30am Celebration Service • 11:00am Discipleship • 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children • 6:00pm 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 By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Ms. Manor Pageant was held Oct. 5, at Manor Blue Water Bay, 1500 North White Point Rd, where more than 100 people attended and showed their support for the local nursing and rehabilitation facility. Barbara Musick, Ms. Medical Records, was crowned Ms. Manor, surrounded by the Niceville High School Sabers saluting her. First runner-up was Vallie Riddle, Ms. Activities, followed by Gwendolyn Parker, Ms. Social Services, and third runner-up Mary Hernandez, Ms. No. 1 Nurses Station. Left, first runner-up Vallie Riddle, Ms. Activities. Left, third runner-up Mary Hernandez, Ms. Social Services. Ms. Manor winner, Barbara Musick, enjoying the Manor s pageant reception. Right, second runner-up Gwendolyn Parker, Ms. Social Services Barbara Musick wins Ms. Manor

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 THEBAYBEACONnight, and Oct. 28, 6-10 p.m. Contact Pam Reho, 218-7557 or www.getapac.com. NWSFC piano recital Northwest Florida State College piano professor Lois Van Dam will present a free recital of selected works by the renowned composer Frederic Chopin Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville campus. Among the works to be performed are Chopin’s Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66; Barcarolle, Op. 60; Berceuse, Op. 57; Scherzo, Op. 31; and more. Admission is free, but donations toward the college’s piano fund will be accepted. Contact 729-5382. Aglow boot camp Northwest Florida Area Aglow is hosting their second prophetic boot camp Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Niceville Community Center, 204 N. Partin Drive. The workshop will cover receiving a word of wisdom, word of knowledge and to prophesy. Registration is $25, which includes lunch and boot camp two syllabus. Contact Debra Kearney, 678-7213. CALENDARFrom page B-3 Rocky royaltyThe Rocky Bayou Christian School Homecoming Court is composed of, from left with grade: front, Sam Holcomb, 9; Hannah Stoner, 10; Claire Gunter, 11; Rachel Mosley, 12; Savannah Linn, 12; Abby Alldredge, 9; and Morgan Milam, 10; second row, Hannah Green, 12; Seth Waldron, 9; Josh Jarrell, 11; Drew Kirkpatrick, 12; Cameron Esses, 10; Dylan Paskell; and Alyssa Slagle; rear, Trever Knie, 10; Tyler Paskell, 11; and Jacob Holcomb, 12. The Homecoming King and Queen will announced at the Friday, Nov. 2, football game at home with Aucilla Christian.Beacon photo by Kenneth Books The Beacon’sReal Estate Marketplace“Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!” CHECK THIS OUT Okaloosa Island, Furnished, 1 BR Condo, Gulf view, Internet and cable included. $895/mo. 770-893-7343 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. James Connolly will be leaving his ENT practice in Destin effective November 9, 2012. Your medical records will remain at White Wilson and be available for other White Wilson physicians or you may request copies of your records for physicians outside of White Wilson. Requests for copies should be made to the White Wilson Medical Records Department, 1005 Mar Walt Dr., Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32547. TOYOTA TUNDRA CREW MAX LTD., 08 Excellent cond., loaded, bluetooth, nav. 20K miles, warranty. One owner. $29,700. 850-897-4164 ROOMATE WANTED Non-Smoker. 3 BR/2 B home in NicevilleBluewater Bay near EOD School. $500/mo. + utilities. 850-9742952 Roommate Trucks for Sale Help Wanted Condo for Rent Public Notices Help Wanted CLASSIFIEDS If you want Niceville, Valparaiso, & Bluewater Bay to know, say it in the Beacon! (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.com Help Wanted Help Wanted Unsure About Your Options? GIVE US A CALL. 1821 John Sims Pkwy. • Niceville, FL 32578 www.CarriageHills.com • REALTOR@CarriageHills.com Carriage Hills Realty, Inc.(850) 678-5178 BUY...RENT...SELL...BUILD... WILSON MINGER AGENCY, INC.Niceville s Top-Selling Real Estate Office RENTALS AVAILABLE! Niceville, Crestview, Fort Walton and Navarre! 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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Bay Area Better Hearing Beef O’Brady’s Bluewater Chiropractic Wellness Center The Boathouse Landing Cardno Entrix Carrs, Riggs & Ingram Ciao Bella Restaurant CHELCO DMR Wealth Services, Inc. Emerald Coast Autism Center First Florida Bank General Dynamics Grey Eagle Coins Gulf Coast Dermatology Richard Johnson Law Firm Helga’s Restaurant & Biergarten Keller Williams Realty The Manor at Bluewater Bay North Light Yacht Club/Dockside Oyster Bar Okaloosa Gas District Marilyn & Company Antiques Frank & Jane McCarty Ron Moore Palm Audio Harold F. Peek, Jr., Attorney Pepito’s Restaurant Powell & Swanick Attorneys Quality Imports Sandy & Ray Realty, Sandy & Ray Ditirro Donald S. Schak, Sr., M.D. Summit II In Hair Superior Residence David & Lourdes Underwood Waterstone Mortgage Woolsey Insurance Agency Yokohama Tires SAMPLE OVER 200 CRAFT BEERS! LIVE MUSIC ALL WEEKEND LONG! FRIDAY OCT. 19 3 DECADES OF CRAFT BEER SEMINAR AT FUNKY’S, 6PM $15 MARLIN GRILL PRESENTS “BEER FROM AROUND HERE.” BBQ 6PM $35. SATURDAY OCT. 20 CRAFT BEER TASTING EVENTS PLAZA. 2-6PM. $25 IN ADV ANCE. $30 AT THE DOOR. OCTOBER19TH & 20TH BAYTOWNEBEERFESTIVAL.COM OR CALL (877) 869-1220HA VE A BLAST AND STAY STEPS AWA Y FROM THE ACTION! CODE: BEER12 TWICE THE BEERS!TWICE THE FUN! Lewis runner takes firstLewis School sixth grader Jayda Brooks runs away from the field during the Oct. 10 cross country match with Bruner and Destin middle schools. Jayda finished the race in first place. The Lewis girls finished second while the boys finished third. Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonRuckel 6th-grader driving to victorySpecial to the Beacon Ryan Worsham loves baseball, football, and basketball, but these are all “filler” sports for him. His first love is racing. For the last five years, starting at age 8, the Ruckel sixthgrader drove anything that had wheels, from bikes, to skateboards, dirt bikes and now gokarts. But these are not just any go-karts. They are high-tech, precision racing machines designed to only turn left on dirt and asphalt tracks at speeds of 70-80 mph. Five years ago Ryan started at the tail end, but he has advanced from trailing the pack to leading the field as he and his dad, Richard, travel over the Southeast, participating in intense competitions with his peers. Ryan finishes the season this year as the points leader for Alabama and Mississippi and is ranked third nationally. As a reward for his efforts, he and his dad, Rick, are headed to the National Go-Kart Championships at Thunder Valley Raceway in Neeses, S.C. More than 750 teams and drivers will assemble for a three-day kart fest with 12 different classes. Ryan has qualified in two classes at the Nationals, according to his father. It hasn’t all been a smooth ride, Rich Worsham said. Ryan has taken a couple of tumbles along the way, once finishing upside down after a race-ending drive for the finish line. However, the good times have outnumbered the bad, such as in a race at Opp, Ala., last winter on an inside clay track. After finishing first in an earlier race, Ryan had a spin out mid-race and fell to the rear, then came back to push the leader for two laps. It could have been an easy bump and pass for Ryan, but he held back finished second on the other cart’s rear end. This was a proud moment for his family because he raced “clean” and fair. Ryan Worsham, foreground, prepares to take on an opponent. Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club wishes to thank the following sponsors for their support of the Mid-Bay Club’s 18th annual Oktoberfest held at the Market Place Shopping Plaza in Bluewater Bay on September 28 & 29. Proceeds of the festival fund ongoing community service projects and activities supported by the club and Rotary International. Their generosity guarantees the success of our projects. Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club Thanks the Sponsors ofOktoberfest 2012 Sorority makes pillows for shelterNiceville Chapter of Beta Sigma PI, XI Beta PI, made pillows for the Families in Shelter house Sept. 16. The pillows are for the children to take when they leave the shelter. Some larger ones were also made for the adults. From left: Marja Wilson, Carol Heubusch, Dee Purka, Adrianne Wilson, Dottie Kime and Diane Chiquette. Beacon photo by Kenneth BooksCar club donates to fireworks fundThe Kusten Kreuzers car club donated $1,200 to the city of Niceville s Fireworks Fund Oct. 8. The Fort Walton Beach club was the sponsor of the Sept. 22 car show, “Bugs on the Bayou,” at the Mullet Festival Field. From left: club member Bruno Windham, Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin, club president Steve Osborn, club member Rob Beres and club treasurer Steven Cardinez. Beacon photo by Anna KavanaughNHS Homecoming Court 2012The Niceville High School Homecoming Court is composed of, from left with grade: front row Molly Engle, 9; Maci Maldonado, 10; Hannah Schroeder, 11; Taylor Berghoff, 12; Hannah Andrews, 12; Victoria Verzwyvelt, 12; Rachel Shelikoff, 12; and Courtney Testa, 12; Tyler Russell, 9; Garrett Loftis, 10; Brock Schaefer, 11; Caleb Maraman, 12; Kyle Saleeby, 12; Tanner Aull, 12; Heath Fulmer, 12; and Tyler Kinard, 12; not pictured. The homecoming game will take place Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., preceded by the parade at Eagles Stadium 5:45 p.m. The Homecoming King and Queen winners will be announced at the dance, Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

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Elks charity golf tourney Entries are being accepted for the Twin Cities Elks Lodge golf tournament Sunday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m., at Rocky Bayou Country Club. The tournament proceeds will fund Elks’ veterans outreach. The $75 entry fee includes food on the course and after, prizes for everyone and a $10,000 hole-in-one prize. The format will be three-person scramble. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Info: Belinda, 830-3062 or email bandj1060@cox.net. Junior golf results The local Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour played the Adam Brack/Patio Plus Pool Services Fall Championships at the Nicklaus Course at Bay Point recently. Champions were: Boys 16-18, Mark Connelly Boys 14-15, Jeremy Senterfitt (Overall) Boys 12-13, Thomas Ponder Girls 15-18, Antonia Poate (Overall) Girls 12-14, Lauren Miller Personal bests were set by Thomas Ponder with a 1-under 71 on day two for the win, Patrick Poate, 73, Lindsey Harrison, 79 and Sarah Pabst, 83. The Florida State Golf Association will sponsor a Florida Junior Tour event at Perdido Bay Golf Club Nov. 10 and 11. There is also an age 1315 event in December in Tallahassee. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-6 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Briefs Member FDIC WWW.FIRSTFLBANK.COM850.654.6485 Where You Come First. Lobby Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon Drive-Thru Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon750 John Sims Parkway East, in the heart of NicevilleYour Neighborhood Bank. Neighbor hood Neighbor our Y Yo hood Neighbor Bank. hood Neighbor hood 9:00 am Saturday y 8:30 a.m Monday–Friday Lobby Hours: ou Come First e Y Yo WherSaturday Monday–Friday Drive-Thru Hours: 9:00 a.m. to Noon 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lobby Hours: ou Come First., 9:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. day y, Drive-Thru Hours: 750 John Sims Parkway East, in the heart of Niceville 9:00 a.m. Saturday y, 750 John Sims Parkway East, in the heart of NicevilleSaturday 9:00 a.m. to Noon 750 John Sims Parkway East, in the heart of Niceville, 9:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday Ruckel tops Lewis, 28-14Above, Lewis School s Jackson Ledford (13) and Rolando Martinez (73) block a kick attempt by Ruckel Middle School s Sam Stahl, with Nathan Lloyd holding, during the Oct. 10 28-14 Ruckel football victory. Below, Devin Hemenway (7) and Sean King (54) go after Lloyd, who shook them off and made good yardage. Beacon photos by Norman Wolf Falcons fall to PanthersLewis School s Mallory Howard spikes the ball as Jayden Wright watches during the Falcons Oct. 10 loss to Davidson Middle School, 16-25, 25-16 and 10-15. Beacon photo by Norman Wolf More sports, page B-5 We were just named a Top Quality Performer by The Joint Commission, placing us in the top 18% of hospitals. But our patients are the real winners.For a physician referral, call 850-729-9468 or visit www.TCHospital.com TM tien But our paH i t i C i T t A At ommission, placing us in the t C t n e jus er e w W eal winner e the r ts ar tient t  i l l t iop 18% of hospitals. ommission, placing us in the t y Perf op Qualit named a T s.O i t i dop 18% of hospitals. t y The Join ormer b f l A n i s n o i t a z i n a g r o e h T y b s e r u s a e m e r e w e w y l t n e c e R n n e t f ft o s e m o c t u o f o e c n e d “ n o c d n a h e h t e d i v o r p o t s i s o H s e i t i C n i w T Tw t A At p e r a e w y l s u o i v b O a c i r e m A d a e l e h t n o i s s i m m o C t n i o J t s  s n o i t a n e h t g n o m a d e m a n e o i t i n g o c e r d n a s d r rd a w a s u s t e h t y l g n i t s e r e t n I s t n e i t a p r u o f e l b i s s o p e r a c f o l e v e l t s e h g i h w a n r a e o t t  n s i l a o g r u o l a t i p s ty ry t a h t w o n k o s l a e w t u B d u o r p e r a c h t l a e h f o r o t i d e r c c a g n i d y t i l a u q y e k n o s r e m r o f fo r e p p o t n d n a s t n e i t a p n o s u c o f fo r a e l c s i h t s u r t e h t n r a e d n a y a d y r e v e a o g r u O n o i t i n g o c e r r o s d r rd a w t e y d t l n i w l a e r e h t e r  u o y h t  n d l u o w e w d n A e r e h r e n nTM y y a w r e h t o y n a t i e v a h or visit www For a physician r .TCHospital.com www w. call 850-729-9468 eferral, For a physician r

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A stellar season of 12 hits, from “Fiddler on the Roof” to “Shrek The Musical”, “Hair” and the National Circus of China, is scheduled to appear in 2012-13 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College. The lineup of a dozen national and international touring shows is a record for the $25 million performing arts venue in Niceville. The remaining 10 Broadway and Artist series shows for 2012 are: DRUMLine Live on Nov. 7; the family comedy "Shrek The Musical" Nov. 19; "Nunset Boulevard" Nov. 29; the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" Dec. 3; and the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China Dec. 12. The Mattie Kelly Arts Center season will continue in 2013 with: New York Tenors Jan. 12; the rock musical "Hair" Jan. 30; the big-band show "In the Mood" Feb. 2; "Women of Ireland” song and dance troupe Feb. 15; and the musical comedy "Rock of Ages" April 1. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $45, depending on the show, plus a $2 per ticket fee. The Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center is at 100 College Blvd., Niceville, on the eastern edge of the college campus. The box office at the arts center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for in person and phone sales. It also opens 90 minutes before each performance. Online ticket sales are available at mattiekellyartscenter.org. Following is more information on each production. Nov. 7—DRUMLine Live is an international tour based on the historically black college and university marching band tradition. With riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, the staged show will be a synchronized musical showcase incorporating original compositions and soulinfused interpretations of top 40 hits, group performances will range from colorful, choreographed routines to heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences. Nov. 19—"Shrek The Musical," based on the 2001 Oscar-winning animated film, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. “Shrek the Musical” will perform at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College on Nov. 19. It s a fun-filled adventure for the whole family based on the 2001 Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film, “Shrek.” From left: Shrek, the wise-cracking Donkey and Fiona bond over a fire. Tickets are $45 each. Continued on page 3 Also in this guide Symphony season....................5 Emerald Coast concerts...........6 Art exhibits.................................7Celebrate the Arts, a Supplement to the Beacon Page 2 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra November 10 The Violin SingsWith guest solo violinist Leonid YanovskiyDecember 7 H oliday PopsWith the Northwest Florida Symphony ChoraleFebruary 22 S tars of TomorrowWith the 25th Annual Concerto Competition Winners & Historic Portrait in Sound Celebrating 500 Years of Florida HistoryApril 20 Fate & TriumphThe NFSO raises the roof with two of the finest choral works of the 19th century Brahms Song of Destiny & Beethovens Symphony No. 9 with guest artists & the NWF Symphony Chorale, Belle Voci, NWFSC Madrigals & Niceville High Singers All concerts at 7:30 p.m. $22.50 Adults & $16 Youth & Militarywww.nfsymphony.org (850) 729-6000 The Regions Premiere Professional Orchestra … Since 1987! Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville, FL Jeffrey RinkMusic Director & Conductor 25 th Call or Click for tickets! Season under way at Mattie Kelly10 shows remain in 2012-13 lineup at college arts center

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The national touring production of the hit Broadway musical visits a faraway kingdom turned upside down, where things get ugly when an ogre, not a handsome prince, shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. The production is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone. Nov. 29—In "Nunset Boulevard," the Little Sisters of Hoboken are off on their newest adventure, heading to Tinseltown. They are thrilled at the prospect of performing at the Hollywood Bowl until they discover they are booked instead into the Hollywood Bowl-a-Rama. But when they hear that a big-time producer is auditioning people for a new movie musical about the life of Dolores Hart, the movie star who became a nun, their spirits soar. Could this be their big break? Cindy Williams, star of "Laverne & Shirley," will play Mother Superior. Dec. 3—"Fiddler on the Roof," the Tony Award-winning musical that has captured hearts worldwide since it opened on Broadway in 1964, embarks on a North American tour. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes "Tradition," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset," "Fiddler" is a classic. Dec. 12—"Cirque Chinois-Direct from Beijing," features the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China, founded in 1953. The National Circus is especially acclaimed in China because of unique acts such as great teeterboard, grand flying trapeze, group contortion, straw hats juggling, girls’ balance with bowls and many other outstanding routines. Jan. 30—"Hair" tells the story of a group of friends who, in the words of a show publicist, "speak up and sing out in celebration of love, life and freedom." When the original rock musical opened on Broadway in the tumultuous year 1968, its antiwar message, glorification of hallucinogenic drugs, and celebration of free love caused considerable controversy. Jan. 12—The New York Tenors combine the artistry of three men who provide an overwhelming, can’t-miss showcase of some of the world’s greatest vocalists and repertoire. Daniel Rodriguez, “America's beloved tenor” is the New York City police officer whose amazing voice comforted a grieving nation in the days following 9/11. Andy Cooney, dubbed “Irish America’s favorite son” by the New York Times, has been heard in concert halls internationally, including two sold out performances in New York’s Carnegie Hall. Michael Amante, known as “the people’s tenor”, is a combination of AllAmerican looks, romantic Italian charm and an incredible voice. Feb. 2—"In the Mood" is much more than a concert. It presents a retro 1940's musical featuring the In the Mood Singers and Dancers and the senFrom page 2Celebrate the Arts, a Supplement to the Beacon Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Page 3‘Fiddler on the Roof’ set for Dec. 3 The Tony Award-winning musical “Fiddler on the Roof” comes to Niceville Dec. 3, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Enjoy all the classic songs from its original opening in 1964. Continued on page 4

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sational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. The music and the arrangements are as authentic as it gets. Feb. 15—“Women of Ireland” is an innovative and exciting full-stage concert production which showcases the new generation of Ireland’s leading female performers. The show demonstrates the well of extraordinary talent that exists within Ireland’s traditions of music, song and dance. The most revered qualities of Ireland’s music are transported from the fireside to the concert hall with in a mesmerizing contemporary setting. April 1—"Rock of Ages" is a musical comedy set in 1987 on the Sunset Strip, where a small-town girl met a big city rocker in LA's most famous rock club and they fell in love to the greatest anthems of the Eighties. The five-time Tony Award nominated musical is a hilarious, feel-good, rockn-roll love story told through the hits of Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister, Poison, and more. In addition to Broadway and Artist Series events, the Mattie Kelly Arts Center will present a slate of Children’s Series shows which are presented in matinee performances to school groups and, if space permits, the public. Tickets are available to Children’s Series shows on a spaceavailable basis for $6 each. Shows include “Harry, Dirty Dog” on Oct. 19; “Skippy Jones” on Nov. 5, “Little Engine that Could” on Feb. 11 and “Give Moose a Cookie” on April 22. Celebrate the Arts, a Supplement to the Beacon Page 4 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us)  678-2805 Casual Waterfront Dining featuring Seafood, Steak & Pasta Serving Lunch & Dinner Boat Slips Available While Dining* Now Renting Boat Slips  Pecan Crusted Catch of theDay  Chicken Picatta  Beef Tenderloin Medallions  Fried Gulf Shrimp  Shrimp EtouffeeBilge Pub & Oyster BarLive Entertainment Fri., Sat Nights and Sunday AfternoonsHappy Hour 3pm-6pm  Monday SaturdayWell Drinks $2.49  $1.50 Drafts Banquet Facilities www.TheBoathouseLanding.com $9954:30-6:00 pm Everyday!EARLY BIRD SPECIALSEarly Bird Specials Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay 897-4466Ritz Salon Ritz Salon Find us on From rock, to circus, to big band From page 3 Right, the Cirque Chinois, direct from Beijing, hits the Mattie Kelly Arts Center s main stage Dec. 12. Founded in 1953, the circus features acts such as, the Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion and more. Pictured right: an all-girl troupe balances bowls over their heads while balancing on each other. Tickets are $35 each. Experience the 40s swing era with “In the Mood,” Feb. 2, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Enjoy music that moved a nation with its up-tempo rhythms and mellow ballads. Pictured left: some of the cast from “In the Mood.”

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Celebrate the Arts, a Supplement to the Beacon Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Page 5 Coastal Bank and Trust is a division of Synovus Bank. Synovus Bank, Member FDIC, is chartered in the state of Georgia and oper ates under multiple trade names across the Southeast. Divisions of Synovus Bank are not separately FDIC-insured banks. The FDIC coverage extended to deposit customers is that of one insured bank. We have a trust to keep.Putting people first, providing the banking products and convenience you deserve and supporting the community you call home …it all comes from a commitment to service from a team who really cares. At Coastal Bank and Trust, we have a trust to keep. And, nothing is more important to us. The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra features a season of five concerts for 2012-13—all in honor of the NFSO's 25th birthday as the area's oldest professional orchestra. The NFSO held its first concert in September 1987 in the then OkaloosaWalton Junior College gymnasium. All concerts are now held at the college’s Niceville campus, in the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center, which boasts a custom orchestra shell that is used for each NFSO concert to provide optimum acoustics. The first concert of the current NFSO season was held in September, but music lovers can still get tickets for all remaining concerts of the season: Nov. 10, Dec. 7, Feb. 22 and April 20. All start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for a perfomance are $22.50 for adults or $16 for youth age 18 and younger. An active duty military member with ID may buy up to four adult tickets from the box office for $16 apiece. The box office at the arts center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for in person and phone sales. It also opens at 6 p.m. on concert nights. Online ticket sales are available at mattiekellyartscenter.org. The NFSO has operated under the auspices of the college for its entire history, and the talented, professional musicians who perform with the NFSO come from across the greater Florida Panhandle region. For the Nov. 10 concert, NFSO concertmaster Leonid Yanovskiy steps out of the orchestra as a soloist for two jewels of the Russian violin literature by RimskyKorsakov and Tchaikovsky: the “Concert Fantasia on Russian Themes, Op. 33” and “Meditation, Op. 42 No. 1”. The orchestra opens the concert with Rossini's effervescent overture to his comic opera “The Italian Girl in Algiers” and concludes with Mozart's majestic "Linz" Symphony. Come celebrate the holiday season on Dec. 7 with performances of light classics, pops selections and the ever-popular carol sing-a-longs for the NFSO’s annual Holiday Pops concert. The Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale and Belle Voci (Lois Van Dam, conductor) join the orchestra in this popular seasonal offering. The winners of the NFSO's 2012 Concerto Competition will perform Feb. 22 when they are featured soloists with the orchestra. Also presented on the program will be Robert Kerr's “The Legendary Florida: Historic Portrait in Sound.” This unique multi-media work celebrates 500 years of Florida's history with narrator, chorus, orchestra, soloists and projections. For the season finale concert on April 22 the NFSO raises the roof with two of the finest composers of the 19th century, Brahms and Beethoven. Brahms' “Song of Destiny” describes the happiness of the gods alongside of the sufferings of mankind. Beethoven's “Symphony No. 9” is an iconic expression of universal love and brotherhood and offers the opportunity to bring together multiple combined choruses of more than 100 voices from both the college and Niceville High School to sing Schiller's inspirational “Ode to Joy”. NFSO music Director and Conductor Jeffrey Rink notes the presentation of the Beethoven piece will also highlight an outstanding solo quartet of guest soloists. Rink, who holds the college's Mattie Kelly Distinguished Endowed Teaching Chair in Orchestral Music, noted that community support, as well as the work of volunteers like the NFSO Guild and the operational support of the college, are all vital to the success of the orchestra. "We've performed continuously since 1987, provided cultural programs to thousands of area residents and youth, and established unique programs such as the regional Concerto Competition for young musicians, the annual Fifth Grade Concerts, and more," said Rink. "That history doesn't come without many, many patrons, volunteers and donors." The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 25th year as an orchestra with five concerts this season. All concerts will be held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, in the custom orchestra shell to provide optimum acoustics. Symphony marks its 25th birthday

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The Emerald Coast Concert Association, oldest presenter organization on the Emerald Coast, is opening its 53rd season with a flourish. Six exciting concerts are offered: two at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville, three at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium and one at the Fort Walton Beach Convention Center. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. The sixseries package price is $120 a person. Individual ticket prices range from $25 to $35. For more information or tickets call 362-9356 or go to emeraldcoastconcerts.org. The opening on Nov. 19 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium should be a favorite event for the whole family with stage performer, songwriter and vocalist Bertie Higgins Born in Tarpon Springs, Higgins' first job was that of a sponge diver. He began his show business career at the age of 12 as a ventriloquist. But soon, music took over and he won top prizes in local talent contests. He studied journalism and art, but music took over again and he joined The Roemans. The group toured the world, opening shows for the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Tom Jones, Roy Orbison and more. For the past several years, Higgins and his Band of Pirates have toured extensively around the globe. On Dec. 15 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium, a treat awaits everyone with a tribute to John Denver, “Rocky Mountain High” starring Ted Vigil. Vigil, who resembles Denver physically and musically, is not an impersonator but rather sings a tribute to the late performer. On Jan. 29 at the Fort Walton Beach Convention Center, the twin sons of Ricky Nelson, the teen idol who died 25 years ago in a plane crash, will perform. Matthew and Gunnar Nelson will take the audience on a musical journey with “Ricky Nelson Remembered.” This multi-media spectacular not only relives the music of an era, but also makes a visual journey through the American sights of many of our richest memories. Pianist Linda Gentille will appear at the Fort Walton beach Civic Auditorium on Feb. 9 with a new show, “Music of the Night,” a salute to Broadway’s best musicals. The Juilliard-trained musician won numerous awards and accolades as a young pianist. Her entertaining concert performances have her audiences demanding return engagements year after year. She has performed more than 1,000 concerts worldwide, a number of them in China where she is called “Piano Princess.” On Feb. 16,“Souled Out—Motown to Present” will come to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center stage at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Souled Out is an ensemble that specializes in the great Motown sounds. Featuring a three-piece vocal section, the group weaves its way through the Motown and '70s soul era with dance routines and outstanding musicianship. Whether reproducing the hits of the Temptations or energizing a room with Earth, Wind and Fire, “Souled Out” wows audiences and captures their hearts. The season will come to an end with the New Directions Veterans Choir on March 2 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. First they were proud warriors, serving in all branches of the U.S. military; then they were some of America’s forgotten veterans, suffering from drug addiction, alcoholism, schizophrenia, posttraumatic stress syndrome and/or homelessness. Then Providence interceded in their lives in the form of a program called New Directions. Today the members of New Directions stand tall, alumni of "America’s Got Talent," and singing stars seen on "Good Morning America." They have performed at more than 100 venues and events, including "The Donny and Marie Show," the Democratic National Convention and for members of Congress. Their a capella music—renditions of doo-wop, gospel, and popular—is an inspiration. They will receive no payment for this performance; all salaries are returned to the New Directions program to help other veterans. Celebrate the Arts, a Supplement to the Beacon Page 6 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistKaron DeyBookkeeperLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeBunniFarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperCandice LeggeGraphic Artist The Bay Beacon& Beacon Express1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 • Fax: 729-3225 • info@baybeacon.comStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherSara KentAdvertising Director New Directions Veterans Choir will close out the season for the Emerald Coast Concert Association March 2 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. The members range from all branches of the U.S. military that struggled to change their lives after they were discharged. They have performed more than 100 times and the money raised goes back to the program to help future veterans. Men’s & Women’s Hairstyling at its best678-8483 VIPHair CenterMary ~ Josie ~ Moding ~ AuriaMon-Fri 9-5 • Sat 9-3, Evenings by Apppointment 220 Government St., Suite 2 • Niceville Emerald Coast Concert Association’s 2012-2013 Series Season memberships are still at $120 per person, $60 for children under 18. Single tickets will be available at a later date. For information call 850-362-9356 or go to www.emeraldcoastconcerts.org.BERTIE HIGGINSand his Pirate Band “Boneheads” offer Caribbean and beach music Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. • Fort Walton Beach Civic AuditoriumROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH A TRIBUTE TO JOHN DENVERStarring Ted Vigil – who closely resembles and sounds like John Denver Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. • Fort Walton Beach Civic AuditoriumRICKY NELSON REMEMBEREDA tribute by his sons, Mathew and Gunnar Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. • Emerald Coast Convention Center LINDA GENTILLEKnown as “The Female Liberace” presents Broadway s “Music of the Night” Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. • Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium"SOULED OUT"Great Motown and Soul SoundsSat., February 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm. • Northwest Florida State College s Mattie Kelly Arts CenterNEW DIRECTIONS VETERANS CHOIRFrom the military to the streets and now in America s spotlight!Sat., March 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. • Northwest Florida State College s Mattie Kelly Arts Center The Emerald Coast Concert Association’s 2012-2013 season, its 53rd, will begin in November with the following programs: Concert association opens 53rd year

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The art galleries at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, plan to following exhibitions. There are two adjoining galleries: The Holzhauer, and the McIlroy. Admission to both is free. Open weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. except college holidays, and 90 minutes prior to most Mattie Kelly Arts Center performances. Information: 729-6044.Oct. 28-Nov. 30 Pastel Society of North Florida— National Biennial Juried Exhibition The Pastel Society of North Florida presents its biennial national exhibition, with an Awards Reception on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m.Jan. 19-Feb. 1 The Century of Women Soka Gakkai International presents The Century of Women, a national traveling exhibit that highlights both ordinary and prominent women from around the world who have dedicated themselves to a fair and peaceful future. Feb. 4-9 Mystical Arts of Tibet: Mandala Sand Painting The Tibetan lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery return to create a sand mandala over the course of five days in the McIlroy Gallery. From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days to form the image. This popular week-long event drew thousands of visitors when the monks last visited in 2008.Feb. 22-April 5 Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition and NWFSC Faculty Exhibition The annual juried exhibit showcasing the best in NWFSC student and faculty artworks.April 21-May 31 ADSO 21st S.E. Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition and Pat Kumicich, 2012 Best-in-Show The Arts and Design Society, Fort Walton Beach, presents their 21st regional juried exhibition in the McIlroy Gallery at the Mattie Kelly Fine and Performing Arts Center. 2012 winner Pat Kumicich will be honored with a solo exhibition of her fiber works in the Holzhauer Gallery. Awards reception: Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m. June 11-July 19 Michael Aurbach’s Secrecy Series and New Work from Denise Choppin Michael Aurbach’s large-scale sculptures push the limits of installation to comment on power structures and the paradoxes and contradictions of life. Denise Choppin’s paintings have received numerous awards, and her recent work explores the limits of her materials as she utilizes acrylic paint in a manner that suggests encaustic. Celebrate the Arts, a Supplement to the Beacon Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Page 7 Mattie Kelly Arts Center has planned a wide range of nine exhibits in the Holzhauer and McIlroy art galleries for 2012-2013, at Northwest Florida State College. “The Century of Women” and Michael Aurbach s “Secrecy Series” are two of the exhibits the gallery has to offer.College art galleries schedule exhibits For more information and reservations, call Theresa 621-4093 or Molly 678-1971W e S u ppor t t h e N or t hw e s t F l or id a S ymp h o n y Y o u t h S ymp h o n i e s & M u s i c P ro g r a ms f or A r ea S c h oo l Ch i l d r en REMEMBER TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDARTHE INTERNATIONAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 17, 2013YOU ARE INVITED TO THE GUILD LUNCHEONS WITH MAESTRO JEFFREY RINK ROCKY BAYOU COUNTRY CLUB, NICEVILLE, THE 2NDTHURS. OF EACH MONTH

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Celebrate the Arts, a Supplement to the Beacon Page 8 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 N o r thwest Fl o rida S t a te C o lleg e MATTIE KELLY Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office100 College Blvd., Niceville, Florida(850) 729-6000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.orgIn-person Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to show time. 2012 Broadway & Artist Series National Touring Shows DRUMLINE Live Nov. 7 Shrek The Musical Nov. 19 Nunset Boulevard Nov. 29 Fiddler on the Roof Dec. 3 Cirque Chinois Dec. 12 The New York Tenors Jan. 12 HAIR Jan. 30 In the Mood Feb. 2 Women of Ireland Feb. 15 Rock of Ages April 1All shows on the Mainstage at 7:30 p.m. Cirque Chinois