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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: 10-31-2012
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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tickets also appear on the presidential ballot. U.S. Senator: Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson faces Republican Connie Mack IV, a Congressman from Fort Myers. Also on the ballot are independents Bill Gaylor and Chris Borgia. U.S. Representative, District 1: Incumbent Republican Jeff Miller, Chumuckla, faces Democrat Jim Bryan, Laurel Hill. Also on the ballot is Libertarian Calen Fretts, Valparaiso. State Senator District 1: Incumbent Republican Don Gaetz, Niceville, is up against independent Richard Harrison of Marianna. Windes said he has already begun making the contacts necessary to prepare for his early start. "I'm trying to touch base with all the department heads," Windes said. "I'm working to get all the information I need and to get ready for that first meeting. I'm feeling good about it." Windes said despite the early swearing in, he isn't hastily running through preparations, and he feels just as prepared as if he were being sworn in Nov. 20. "Basically, I'm ready for it," he said. Windes' first meeting will be the last for District 3 Commissioner Bill Roberts. Roberts, who did not run for re-election, will be succeeded by Nathan Boyles, a Crestview Republican who will take office Nov. 20. Also taking office Nov. 20 will be the winner of the Nov. 6 election for county commission District 1, incumbent Republican Wayne Harris or Democrat Ron Connor, both of Crestview.By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Gov. Rick Scott on Oct. 24 appointed commissionerelect Kelly Windes to the Okaloosa County Commission seat formerly held by James Campbell. Windes, who bested three other candidates in the District 5 election, will take the oath of office Nov. 6. He will serve the two weeks remaining in Campbell's term before taking office in the same seat Nov. 20 for the four-year term to which he was elected in August. Campbell, a Niceville Republican who did not run for a third four-year term this year, was removed from office by Scott after being arrested Sept. 17 on state charges of perjury and official misconduct for allegedly failing to disclose money he received for selling sponsorships of the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival. Campbell has denied the charges. Windes, 66, a Republican, is a Destin charter boat captain and served on the Destin City Council from 2006 to 2010. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The State Fire Marshal is investigating an alleged drugrelated explosion that killed a Niceville man Saturday, according to authorities. Jeremy Noah Taylor, 32, received burns to his face, neck, arms and chest from the blast, which occurred in the bathroom of the residence at 107 Kelly Road, Niceville, according to a statement from Niceville police. A Niceville Police Department arrest report describe the cause of the explosion as "an alleged methamphetamine lab." Taylor was decontaminated and treated on the scene before being transported to the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, where he died from his injuries, police said. Michael Joseph Ryan, 47, who was also at the residence when police arrived, was arrested on charges of resisting an officer without violence, aggravated assault and resisting an officer with violence after attempting to leave the scene despite officers' commands to remain, according to the police report. State Fire Marshal spokesperson Deborah Jamison said Monday the fire marshal is investigating the cause of the explosion. Niceville Fire Inspector Mike Valenzuela said the Niceville Fire Department likewise is investi-Drug lab alleged in fatal blastBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Nov. 6 general election ballot contains a long list of candidates and proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution, with ramifications not only on a national stage, but also for voters in the Twin Cities. Notable offices on the upcoming ballot are: President and Vice President: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is challenging incumbent Democrat Barack Obama. Paul Ryan is Romney's vice presidential running mate; Vice President Joe Biden is Obama's. Ten minor-partyBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Don Gaetz loves to campaign. Gaetz, state senator for District 4, campaigns even when it isn't entirely necessary, viewing the process as a way to strengthen contacts with constituents. "I've still campaigned even when I've run unopposed," said Gaetz, a Niceville Republican who has been tapped to lead the Florida Senate for two years starting in 2013. "It's a way of staying close in touch with voters. I'll have 'neighborhood days' where I'll spend 12-15 hours in one neighborhood, meeting with people one-onone. Whether I'm opposed makes no difference for me." Therefore, it is unsurprising that Gaetz, 64, is knocking on doors in Okaloosa County, Walton County, and four counties to the east as the Nov. 6 election, and his showdown with independent Richard Harrison, approaches. Under a statewide reapportionment plan approved earlier this year, Gaetz is running in District 1. Gaetz, who has won handily every elective office he has stood for, is widely seen as favored to prevail in the Nov. 6 general elec-Voters face a long ballot T T h h e e B B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, October 31, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wed., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Trick-or-treat play games and enjoy food at Halloween on the Hill, Niceville Assembly of Gods North parking lot and sanctuary, 108 Highway 85 North. Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Watch Madagascar 3 with the family for Early Release Movie Day at the Valparaiso Community Library, 459 Valparaiso Pkwy. Friday, 10-11 a.m. Talk about teeth with Dr. Zapata Niceville Family Dental, at the Sterling House Bluewater Bay, 1551 Merchants Way, Niceville. Saturday, 3-6 p.m. Bring the kids and enjoy music, food and games at the Lula J. Edge Elementary Schools Fall Chili Festival Fundraiser on the schools front lawn, 300 Highway 85 North, Niceville. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Experience the sounds of Drumline Live , at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. See Calendar on A-4, B-3. COMINGUP Please see VOTERS, page A-3 Please see BLAST, page A-3 Please see GAETZ, page A-2 Gaetz campaigns against lesser-known challengerOpponent Harrison runs as independent Police BlotterPage A-5 State Sen. Don Gaetz, right, a Niceville Republican who is running for re-election against independent Richard Harrison, asks for the votes of residents of Lake Way Drive, Niceville, during door-to-door campaigning Sunday. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Beacon photos by Daniel Elsesser Costumed children and their parents attended the Halloween-themed Niceville Children's Park Fall Festival Oct. 25, enjoying a petting zoo, crafts projects and opportunities to win sweet prizes. Suggested Halloween trick-or-treating hours tonight in the Twin Cities area are 6 to 8 p.m., according to local civic authorities. A Halloween festival is also planned tonight, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Niceville Assembly of God, 108 Highway 85 North.Happy Halloween Kelly WindesWindes to take commission post early Barack Obama Mitt Romney

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tionso much so that the Democratic Party did not field a candidate in the race. Harrison, 60, a Marianna pecan grower, said in a statement that he backs smaller government and conservative values, and opposes "'good ole boy' politics." Gaetz asserted that although Harrison has expressed disdain for the status quo and a desire to limit government in rhetoric, Gaetz himself has done so in practice. "I don't really know Richard Harrison," Gaetz said. "I've only met him twice. But my record in the Senate indicates that I have always pushed for a limited government. One reason I ran for state senate was to reduce the government's interference in people's lives." Harrison said he is unimpressed by Gaetz's record. "He may talk the talk," Harrison said Monday. "But he hasn't been walking the walk, and I have no confidence that he will in the future." Harrison believes the bill a state law passed earlier this year to raise the price of hunting and fishing licenses, which he says Gaetz supported, was created to generate funds for financial assistance to property owners who make energy-efficient improvements to their property. "The consumer has been left out of the process," Harrison said. "That's who they're supposed to be looking out for in the first place. Who is in charge of whom?" Despite the odds against him, Harrison said his presence on the ballot keeps the election more honest. "The way I see it, I've got a 5050 chance to start off with," Harrison said. "I know my ideas may seem a little radical, but I think they might get the incumbent politicians shaking in their boots enough to get moving." Gaetz acknowledges the difficulty he will face as Senate president if re-elected. "There are 40 senators in the Florida State Senate, and each one represents about 500,000 people," Gaetz said. "Each one has an obligation to his or her part of the state. Florida is a very diverse state, and in the senate all of the issues are examined carefully and put to lively debate." Despite the great diversity of opinion, Gaetz believes the state legislature will work together efficiently. "In the past, about 90 percent of the bills passed in the senate were passed with considerable support from both parties," he said. Gaetz is also confident that Niceville area residents will be well served to have a senate president who represents their region. "Traditionally, the senate president will try to design and pass some pork-barrel project and attach their name to it," said Gaetz, who would be the first president of the upper house from Okaloosa County since 1949. "That's not who I am. I will try to bring Northwest Florida's values to the state and not bring the state government into Niceville." Gaetz said that because the Florida Panhandle is less-populated than the big cities of South Florida, representatives from this area must work harder to garner support for their bills. If the only senators who supported bills beneficial to Northwest Florida were the few from the region, no such bills would pass, he said. Gaetz cited his efforts to secure funds from the federal Oil Spill Tax Relief Act for Northwest Florida as an example of his championing regional issues. "We felt we were not recognized and that we didn't get our fair share from Tallahassee," Gaetz said. "I urged Gov. Scott and the senate to allot more funds to our area, and I have built a record of speaking up for Northwest Florida." While Gaetz hopes the Niceville area will benefit from his roots, he knows nothing is certain. "I don't know," Gaetz said about potential benefits to Niceville. "We'll find out." The winner of the District 1 seat will serve four years. Gaetz last ran two years ago, when he was unopposed for a second term. Normally, state senators serve four-year terms, with terms staggered so half the seats are on the ballot in any given even-numbered year. However, because Florida legislative districts were reapportioned earlier this year (a process overseen, in part, by Gaetz himself), all 40 senate seats are on the ballot this year. Gaetz's impending two-year term as Senate President is conditional on Republicans retaining control of that body. GAETZFrom page A-1 Richard Harrison Don Gaetz The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Were here to help grow your business. Member FDIC WWW.FIRSTFLBANK.COM850.269.1201 Where You Come First. hl e W We e to e herer e to ou Come First. e Y Yo Wher With Allstate life insurance,love wins. 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.I can help you protect your growing family at an affordable price. Do you have enough life insurance? Its one of the best ways to provide for your family if something happens to you. With the right coverage, love wins. Call me today for affordable options.409 John Sims Pkwy., E. Niceville Frances Faille (850) 678-5642 The Bay Beacon& Beacon Express1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax: 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Stephen W. KentEditor and PublisherSara KentAdvertising Director Hometown Quality! Hometown Service!Dr. Amanda Brenci(850) 678-8876Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D. Board Certified OptometristWhere there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18kComplete Eye ExamskDesigner FrameskContact LenseskEverything you need in one place! 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) EYEWEAR UNLIMITED CHARLES HENRIOTT, OPTICIAN 35 years experience 678-0099 678-6211All doctors prescriptions filled Welds & Repairs Bi-Focals Tri-Focals Progressives Sunglasses ONE HOUR SERVICE ON ALL IN-STOCK LENSESIN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 GIVE MY PAWPAW A CALL! Hell fix you up with some new eyeglasses.Happy Halloween! The redrawn Florida State Senate District 1 (green), which takes effect for this year's election, now includes the Twin Cities area, which was previously largely in District 4. Sen. Don Gaetz, Niceville, and Richard Harrison, Marianna, are contending for the seat.

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Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit Board of Directors : The organization, which aims to provide services to the Bluewater Bay area to supplement those of the state and county, has three seats on its five-member board up for election in nonpartisan contests. For Group 3, Joseph H. Bowers faces incumbent Doug Burgess. For Group 4, incumbent Joe Jellison faces Debbie Stretch. For Group 5, incumbent Dale H. Blanchard faces Stanley Richard Martin. East Niceville Fire Commissioner Group 5: Tricia Brunson faces incumbent Leonard W. Martin. The race is nonpartisan. Justices of the Florida Supreme Court and District 1 Court of Appeal : Florida uses a merit retention system to determine whether justices selected by the governor will remain in office. Justices face their first merit retention vote in the next general election that occurs more than one year after their appointment. If voters statewide choose to retain a justice, he begins a six-year term. Retention requires a majority of those voting. Florida Supreme Court justices up for merit retention are R. Fred Lewis, Barbara J. Pariente and Peggy A. Quince. District 1 Court of Appeal justices up for merit retention are Simone Marstiller, Stephanie Ray, Ron Swanson and Brad Thomas. The ballot also contains 11 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. Passage requires a "yes" vote of at least 60 percent statewide. Amendment 1 would prohibit any law requiring any person or employer to purchase or obtain health care coverage. Amendment 2 would expand the property discount on homesteads given to veterans to include veterans who were not Florida residents when they entered the military. Amendment 3 would change the basis of the state revenue limitation from personal income growth to inflation and population changes. Amendment 4 would, most notably, allow the Florida Legislature to bar county property appraisers from raising the assessed value of homesteaded property in years when that property declines in value. Under current law, a county appraiser may raise the assessed value up to 3 percent a year if the property enjoys a "Save Our Homes" exemption, even if the market value declines. Amendment 5 would give the Legislature more authority in certain judicial matters. Amendment 6 would disallow the expenditure of public funds for abortion or for health care coverage that provides abortion, except in cases of rape or incest, or if carrying the baby to term would put the mother in danger of death. Amendment 8 would provide that no individual would be denied government benefits on the basis of religious belief or identity. It would repeal a state constitution provision that has been interpreted by the courts to bar students from using taxfunded scholarships or vouchers to attend schools operated by faith-based organizations. Amendment 9 would allow the legislature to provide property tax relief, including a full property-tax exemption, to the spouse of a military veteran who died from service related causes while on active duty, or to the spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. Amendment 10 would raise the exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by local governments on tangible personal property to $50,000, from $25,000. Amendment 11 would allow counties and municipalities to grant additional homestead tax exemptions to certain senior citizens. Amendment 12 would make the chair of the council of state university student body presidents the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University system, replacing the Florida Student Association president. Amendment 7 was removed from the ballot. VOTERSFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, October 31, 2012 Page A-3 (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) Choose Baywalk, you deserve the best!4566 Hwy 20E, Ste. 104 Niceville www.baywalk2.comMAGNOLIA PLANTATION Gated Community. Executive Home, SPACIOUS! 12 Ceilings, Hardwood Flooring, Central Vac, Screened Lanai overlooking Lake and Golf Course, Side entry garage w/ Golf Cart Entrance. 4 Beds/3 bath. 2832 Sq Ft. $519,000.MAGNOLIA PLANTATION Gated Community EXQUISITE!! Custom built Executive Home with Pool overlooking Lake. Upgrades throughout, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, 3 Car Garage, Office, Bonus Room and More. 5380 Sq. Ft. A Must See! $799,000.ROCKY BAYOU RARE FIND! 2998 sq ft. 4 Bed, 3.5 Baths. All brick home. Formal dining, large kitchen with breakfast bar, family room, living room, bonus room upstairs. Side load garage. Many extras. $395,000. ROCKY BAYOUExquisite all brick home on 1/2 acre lot. Over $70,000 of upgrades throughout. Peaceful Tranquility. 2470 Sq. Ft. $349,500. ROCKY BAYOU A MUST SEE! TOTALLY UPDATED! Traditional All Brick Home, 4bed/2 bath. Media Wiring, Crown Molding, Central Vacuum, Formal Dining, Gas Fireplace. Built in bookcases. 2433 Sq. Ft. $375,000. SOUTHERN CHARM Grand Oaks Planned Waterfront Community. Custom Built Home featuring water views from most rooms. Boat Slip. 2385 Sq.Ft. 3 Beds/2.5 Baths. $475,000 DESTIN Short Sale!Victorian Home built by David Meyer Builders. Hardwood floors, kitchen has custom Cabinets. Many extras. 5 Bedroom, 4/1 bath. 2,675 Sq. Ft. $290,000. NEED SOMEONE TO WORK THROUGH YOUR SHORT SALES WITH YOU? 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Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted Since 1986Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. Noon-5:00 p.m. Oak Creek Shopping Center Niceville 678-1593 www.bayoubookcompany.comCast your vote and you could win a Two Way Tote!Vote for your favorite either Dogwood or English Rose and you'll be entered for a chance to win a new Two Way Tote! Runs November 2 6 gating the cause of the explosion and is unsure whether the explosion came from a home methamphetamine lab. "Right now we have no idea," Valenzuela said. The Niceville Fire Department, Niceville Police Department, East Niceville Fire Department, Valparaiso Fire Department, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Okaloosa County Drug Task Force and the State Fire Marshal responded to the alarm, which was received at approximately 8:18 p.m. The scene was secured and the fire controlled and extinguished by cooperative efforts of the many responding organizations. BLASTFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser An explosion Saturday at 107 Kelly Road, Niceville, which killed one resident, was caused by "an alleged methamphetamine lab," according to a Niceville Police Department arrest report. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser City of Niceville employees and volunteers set up voting stations for early voting Oct. 23 at City Hall. Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election began Oct. 27 and will continue daily, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Nov. 3. Early voting will take place at Niceville City Hall through Saturday. Election Day is Nov. 6.

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NFSO Violin Concert The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra presents The Violin Sings Concert, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Featuring NFSOs concertmaster and violin virtuoso, Leonid Yanovskiy, as he steps out of the orchestra to perform as a soloist for two jewels of the Russian violin literature. Tickets are $22.50 for adults, $16 for active duty military and youth ages 18 and under. NWFSC students may obtain one free admission per person at the box office. Contact 729-6000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org for tickets. Twin Cities Dessert Bunco Twin Cities Womans Club is hosting a dessert Bunco with a 50/50 raffle and door prizes Nov. 13, 1-3 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd., Niceville. Tickets are $20 and available at Bayou Books, Niceville. Contact Gail, 897-0460. Nutcracker at NWSFC The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) is celebrating 43 years of excellence by presenting The Nutcracker Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m., at The Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Tickets are $28 for adults and $14 for children and can be purchased at www.nfballet.org. Constitution workshop The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party will host an all day class on the US Constitution on Nov. 17., 9 a.m., Radiant Life Church, 100 Hart St., Niceville. The guest lecturer will be KrisAnne Hall, who travels throughout country to teach people about the Constitution. Students are free and a donation of $10 is suggested to cover lunch and the workshop. Seating is limited. Register at 729-2874. Womans Club fundraiser Fort Walton Beach Womans Club will host a Chocoholic Frenzy, Nov. 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Westwood Atrium, 1001 Mar Walt Dr., Fort Walton Beach. There will be chocolate homemade goods, crafts and baked goods for sale. There will also be a number of vendors. The Note-A-Belles will sing. The annual fundraiser will benefit the FWB Womans Clubs many charities. Admission is $10. Contact Libby McSheehy, 8623263. Soccer league fundraiser The Niceville PAL Soccer League are selling raffle tickets for their sponsors, The Chevrolet Youth Soccer program, for a chance to win a 2013 Chevy Equinox or a 2013 Chevy Cruze. Tickets are $1 and on sale through Nov. 30. All proceeds go to the Niceville PAL Soccer League. The drawing will be held January 2013. Contact Howard Hill to purchase tickets at 678-2182 or howard_hill@cox.net. Yule of Yesteryear The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will present the Yule of Yesteryear, a traditional holiday celebration, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A Victorian Tea will be at 1:30 p.m., as well as Christmas shopping with craft vendors, Christmas choirs and food vendors, crafts for kids, and pictures with Santa.Page A-4 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon Find us on Mike TarbuckJeweler ~ OwnerD i a m o n d W o r k s i n c Park Place Plaza | 323 Page Bacon Rd. | Mary Esther | 850-244-5252 IntroducingDiamondWorksJewelry.com Call for your private consultation.Corner of Partin & John Sims JIMSMITHOwner678-5999 in business18 YEARSSHOP LOCAL JEWELRY REPAIR WE BUY & SELL GOLD & SILVER JEWELRY THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithBilly Cook, 82, Bluewater Bay, retired Romney, mainly because of the military. President Obama has cut the military budget, and I think Romney will do more for military families. Romney. I didn t vote for Obama before, and I wouldn t do it now. Anybody but what we ve got. I ve never voted. My vote is just one among so many, so why bother?Whom do you plan to vote for in the presidential election, and why?April Reichert, 28, Crestview, student Location: Niceville civic complex Steve Wolfe, 63, Miramar Beach, business professor Crystal Ross, 48, Fort Walton Beach, nanny Allison Sewell, 40, Niceville, stay-home momWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.Romney, because of the existing state of the economy. I m concerned about the federal debt, as well as about the annual deficit. Romney. He has conservative values, and I believe as a Christian that this country needs to get back to God. Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 22, 2012 through October 28, 2012. 3 Structure Fire19 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire5 Vehicle Crash 2 Other Fire 0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 2 Illegal Burn4 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms2 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME SR 85..............................................Trash fire........................10/22/12.......................00:42 Hidden Lakes Dr.............................Structure fire..................10/22/12.......................01:16 Dolphin Point Rd............................Natural gas leak............10/22/12.......................09:34 W. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash.................10/22/12.......................13:19 Roberts Dr.......................................Medical..........................10/22/12.......................16:49 Hickory Ave.....................................Medical..........................10/22/12.......................17:40 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Alarm activation.............10/22/12.......................20:25 Azalea Dr........................................Medical..........................10/22/12.......................20:34 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical..........................10/23/12.......................16:30 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Illegal burn.....................10/23/12.......................23:05 Honeysuckle Way...........................Medical..........................10/24/12.......................02:40 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical..........................10/24/12.......................07:55 N. Palm Blvd...................................Brush fire.......................10/24/12.......................15:17 Valparaiso Blvd...............................Cancelled.......................10/24/12.......................15:43 E. College Blvd...............................Medical..........................10/24/12.......................16:03 W. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash.................10/24/12.......................19:54 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical..........................10/24/12.......................19:58 Honeysuckle Way...........................Medical..........................10/24/12.......................23:08 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash.................10/25/12.......................12:21 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Structure fire..................10/25/12.......................13:20 Palm Blvd./27 th St..........................Vehicle crash.................10/25/12.......................16:38 Redwood Avenue...........................Medical..........................10/25/12.......................20:17 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical..........................10/26/12.......................06:48 Reeves Street.................................Medical..........................10/26/12.......................08:54 Phyllis Avenue................................Medical..........................10/26/12.......................09:49 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical..........................10/26/12.......................11:41 Peachtree Way...............................Medical..........................10/26/12.......................14:46 Cottonwood Court..........................Medical..........................10/26/12.......................16:37 N. Partin Dr.....................................Alarm activation.............10/27/12.......................06:53 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash.................10/27/12.......................12:43 Sycamore Avenue..........................Cancelled.......................10/27/12.......................14:29 McEwen Drive................................Medical..........................10/27/12.......................19:08 Kelly Road.......................................Structure fire..................10/27/12.......................20:17 28 th Street......................................Medical..........................10/27/12.......................21:21 Als Drive..........................................Illegal burn.....................10/27/12.......................21:32 W. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical..........................10/28/12.......................12:45 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Chemical hazard...........10/28/12.......................16:25 Weekly Safety Tip: Test smoke detectors every month, following manufacturers directions, and replace batteries twice a year or whenever a detector chirps to signal low battery power. Never borrow a smoke detector battery for another use a disabled detector cant save your life. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook ( 8 5 0 ) 8 6 4 4 7 3 5 Holiday Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10a.m.-5p.m., Sat. 9a.m.-2 p.m.Willow Angels Green Leaf Oils 50% OFF CHRISTMAS ITEMSRetro Metal Pedal Cars & Lawn Chairs Bargains! Deals! GIFT SHOP Local Raw Honey Tupelo Honey(Corner of Green Acres Rd. & Beverly St.) 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR NEWSPAPER DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDEDEarn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks)

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ArrestsEdwina Pittman, unemployed, 45, of 282 Washington Ave. Apt. 14, Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police Oct. 19 on a charge of domestic violence battery. *** Joseph Morgan Baker, a powder coater, 42, of 8357 Pamlploma St., Navarre, was arrested by Valparaiso police Oct. 21 on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. *** Heather Michaelle Riedel, unemployed, 29, of 284 Montana Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 23 on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia that allegedly occurred May 9. *** Brandon Lee Hildebrand, 21, of 102 Nathey St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 17 on a contempt or court charge for violation of a domestic violence injunction. *** Sandra Irene Budner, 45, of 1447 Catmar Road, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 23 on a charge of battery. *** An 11-year-old girl of 1633 26th St., Niceville was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 17 on a charge of aggravated battery, domestic violence. *** Adam Blake Stephens, a construction worker, 31, of 101 Owen St., Villa Tasso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Sept. 17 on a violation of probation charge on a Walton County warrant for the original charge of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. *** Timothy Stephan Mesiner, a newspaper carrier, 54, of 403 Evans Road, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Sept. 19 on a charge of driving with a suspended license, habitual offender. *** Maria Guadalupe Sanchez, unemployed, 21, of 304 Reeves St. Lot C-11, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Sept. 21 on a charge of battery causing bodily harm. *** Jolene Hazel Belle, 45, of 615 Birkdale Circle, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Sept. 24 on misdemeanor worthless check charge related to a $61 check. *** Deborah June Pape, retired, 63, of 1344 Windward Circle, Niceville was arrested by sheriff's deputies Sept. 22 on charges of criminal mischief and grand theft. Pape allegedly destroyed a wooden lamp post and lantern worth $921.76. *** Michael Wayne Hipps, 49 of 188 E Edge Ave, Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Sept. 25 on two counts of misdemeanor worthless check charges. DUI arrestsBrandon Robert Stambaugh, 23, of 103 McKinnley St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI, knowingly driving with a suspended license and fleeing and eluding a police officer at College Boulevard, Niceville, Oct. 19 at 11:49 p.m. Allegedly, after talking with a police officer while still in his truck, Stambaugh accelerated abruptly out of the Mullet Festival Site parking lot onto College Boulevard and was followed by a different police officer. After "fish-tailing" down College Boulevard, Stambaugh headed east and accelerated away from the officer, frequently entering the lane of oncoming traffic and running several cars off the road. After nearly hitting an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office patrol car, Stambaugh ran his truck off the road at the curve of College Boulevard at Forest Road, stopping at the wood line. *** Craig Dean Purvis, 41, of 37 12th St., Shalimar, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at Mullet Festival Site, Niceville, Oct. 20 at 9:38 p.m. Purvis was also arrested on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. *** Roy Lane Warren Jr., 29, of 304 Reeves St. Lot C-7, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at 114 Edge Ave., Niceville, Oct. 24 at 12:07 a.m.TheftsA Niceville resident of the 1000 block of Rhonda Drive reported sometime Oct. 20-21 an unidentified person entered her vehicle without taking anything. *** A Valparaiso resident of the 300 block of Chicago Avenue reported his 1995 Chevrolet Z71 truck was stolen from his driveway by an unknown person Oct. 21. The man said the truck was locked but he had a spare set of keys in the toolbox in the bed of the truck which believed no one else knew of. The truck was later found in Valparaiso. *** A Valparaiso resident of the first block of Bayshore Point reported sometime Oct. 18-20 two kayaks worth a total of $800 and a set of aluminum paddles worth $80 were stolen from her property by an unknown person. Criminal MischiefA Niceville resident of the first block of Lincolnshire Drive reported Oct. 20 his neighbor's mailbox had been torn off its post. Fire Department ReportsThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 22, 2012 through October 28, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Hidden Lakes Dr........................Building fire.............................10/22/12....................02:57 Highway 20 East.......................Dispatched & cancelled.........10/22/12....................07:56 Parkwood Lane.........................Dispatched & cancelled.........10/22/12....................12:42 Glenlake Circle..........................EMS call.................................10/22/12....................19:03 N. White Point Rd.....................EMS call.................................10/22/12....................19:19 Glenlake Circle..........................EMS call.................................10/23/12....................13:03 Olde Post Road.........................Smoke detector activation.....10/24/12....................12:33 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Electrical wiring......................10/25/12....................13:24 Parkwood Lane.........................Unintentional transmission....10/25/12....................15:53 Cat Mar Road............................Dispatched & cancelled.........10/26/12....................17:45 Cat Mar Road............................Medical assist.........................10/27/12....................09:00 N. White Point Road.................EMS call.................................10/27/12....................09:27 Home Run Court.......................Dispatched & cancelled.........10/27/12....................14:06 Midland Court............................Dispatched & cancelled.........10/27/12....................14:34 Kelly Road.................................Building fire.............................10/27/12....................20:47 Marina Cove Drive....................Smoke detector activation.....10/28/12....................07:36 Bay Drive...................................Assist invalid...........................10/28/12....................11:14 Wright Circle..............................EMS call.................................10/28/12....................12:56 Antiqua Way..............................EMS call.................................10/28/12....................13:16 N. White Point Rd.....................EMS call.................................10/28/12....................14:09 N. White Point Rd.....................EMS call.................................10/28/12....................16:32 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.North Bay The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Page A-5 The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. 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S Fkn .s a e rl aln a e il b aliav t a o s n ec ivr e Dr. Pappas is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Primary Care Sports Medicine. He completed medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Pappas has served in multiple roles as an Army family physician, attaining the rank of Colonel. He retired from the U.S. Army this year with over 27 years of active service.Call today for your appointment. (850) 243-7681 131 Magnolia Ave., SE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 Magnolia Medical Clinic, P.A.welcomesChris G. Pappas, MD FAAFP ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Accepting Tricare Standard & Tricare For Life patients beginning November 1! Accepting Primary Care Sports Medicine consultations. Specializing in Skin Cancer and Surgical Dermatology Procedures Mohs Micrographic Surgery General Dermatology Evaluations Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation Laser Treatments, Pellev Chemical Facial Peels ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLEwww.DermSurgCtr.com (850) 897-75464566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101, Niceville COMING SOON to Crestview & DestinDr. Scott Beals, D.O. F.A.A.D.Board Certified American Board of Dermatology Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 THEBAYBEACON For only $105.95 a week for 11 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool. DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!Each week customers will tell you all about it. Call 678-1080 today! ALL AROUND THE TOWN is one of the best read advertising sections available. It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 11 colorful well-designed ads.ADD ONE OR BOTH OF OUR MILITARY PAPERS AT HALF PRICE!A A L L L L A A R R O O U U N N D D T T H H E E T T O O W W N N Dr. Castaneda of Emerald Coast Family Medicine is a board-certified family physician dedicated to the comprehensive health care of the entire family. For more than 12 years, Dr. Castaneda has been ensuring the health of his patients, from newborns to seniors. During the past six years, he has developed an ongoing relationship with patients in Bluewater Bay, Valparaiso, Niceville and other surrounding communities. With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, Dr. Castaneda aims to provide personal, inclusive and continuing care for individuals during all stages of life. Currently, his practice is accepting new patients. As a physician who provides care for entire families, Dr. Castaneda goes above and beyond expectations to develop a respectful and trusting patientdoctor relationship. His sincere warmth, kindness and engaged commitment toward his patients enables him to connect to them on a personal level. Dr. Castaneda and the entire staff at ECFM get to know their patients by thoroughly listening to medical concerns and following through by assisting with health care decisions. Trained in family medicine, Dr. Castaneda can provide diagnosis and treatment for a full range of health conditions and concerns. These include, but are not limited to, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cardio vascular screening, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, skin ailments, thyroid disorders, and mental health issues related to anxiety, depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On-site ultrasound services provide added convenience to patients. In addition, well-child and adolescent check-ups are also available, to include school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations. Flu shots are also available for patients of ECFM. According to Dr. Castaneda, Obesity leads to heart disease and diabetes and is closely approaching smoking as the leading cause of many cancers. Furthermore, due to genetic factors, obesity for most people is a chronic medical condition and should be treated as one. And for these reasons, helping his patients with weight management is an important concern of Dr. Castaneda s. ECFM provides weight-loss management under his careful supervision. Dr. Castaneda has been successful in assisting patients achieve weight-loss goals through individually customized programs. Mike is a patient of Dr. Castaneda s who recently lost 90 pounds between July 2010 and February 2011. Now, nearly two years later, he maintains a healthy physique at 160 pounds through proper diet and exercise. This physiciansupervised weight-loss program Dr. Castaneda provides is an individually tailored, healthier alternative to yo-yo dieting on your own. ECFM accepts most forms of insurance and will process the paperwork for patients. Same-day appointments are available for acute care concerns, providing a time-effective alternative to long waits at the emergency room. Emerald Coast Family Medicine is located at 143 S. John Sims Parkway in Valparaiso between Lincoln and Washington avenues. Office hours are Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 7 a.m.3:30 p.m., and Friday 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Contact Dr. Castaneda s courteous and friendly staff at 7293300 to make an appointment. Patient AFTER Emerald Coast Family Medicine weight loss management program.Advertising Feature BEFORE AFTERPatient BEFORE Emerald Coast Family Medicine weight loss management program.Emerald Coast Family MedicineDr. Castaneda takes care of families from newborns to seniors PECAN CRUSTED CATCH OF THE DAYWhite fish, pan sauteed & crusted with chopped pecans. Topped with a honey cinnamon cream sauce. Served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley CHICKEN PICATTAPan sauteed chicken breast topped with a lemon caper cream sauce. 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Valparaiso ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS729-3300 CARING FOR FAMILIES -NEWBORN TO ADULTEMERALD COAST FAMILY MEDICINE Internal Medicine Pediatrics Preventive Care Sport/school Physicals ImmunizationsDr. T. Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENTMost Insurances Accepted 24/7 Service No extra charge Nights, Weekends & Holidays319 Hwy 85, Niceville We have solutions for your indoor air quality concerns! CALL 389-4611 for your FREE ESTIMATE.HOW IsThe AIR QUALITY InYOURHome? 1005-A John Sims Pkwy. (Palm Plaza) Niceville, FL 850-279-4361Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. 5:15 p.m.Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30pmWednesdays 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Sharon M. Streeter, O.D. Thomas A. 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He is a 2011 graduate of Niceville High School. *** Marine Corps Pvt. Kyle M. Rushing son of Louella and Matthew Rushing of Freeport, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. For 13 weeks, Rushing stayed committed during some of the worlds most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Rushing is a 2011 graduate of Freeport High School. *** Air Force Airman Jonathan J. King graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. King is the son of Jonathan and Monica King of Ohio Avenue, Valparaiso. He is a 2009 graduate of Niceville High School. *** Air Force Airman Andrew S. King graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. King is the son of Gordon King of Stephen Drive, Niceville. He is a 2007 graduate of Niceville High School. He earned an associate degree in 2010 from Northwest Florida State College. *** Air Force Airman Olin O. Enzor IV graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Enzor is the son of Olin Enzor of Lancaster Drive, Niceville, Fla., and Catherine Doty of Harmony Road, Powder Springs, Ga. He is a 2009 graduate of Carlton J. Kell High School, Marrietta, Ga. *** Navy Seaman Ryan J. Fitzpatrick, son of Suesan J. and Jeffrey P. Fitzpatrick of Niceville, Fla., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Fitzpatrick completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. Fitzpatrick is a 2010 graduate of Niceville High School of Niceville, Fla. In the Service ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN

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By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The 25th annual three-day Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow will take place Nov. 2-4, and will be presented by Eglin Air Force Base and the Thunderbird Intertribal Council at the Mullet Festival site, corner of Highway 85 North and College Boulevard, Niceville. The alcohol free event will feature Native American dancers, drummers, craft demonstrations and Native American dance contests. Friday is Childrens Day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and the main powwow runs from 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with closing ceremonies at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 and $3 for ages 12 and under. Any handicapped child receives free admittance. The Thunderbird Intertribal council is a public charity, which functions with generous local support and Eglin Air Force Base to present the annual powwow as part of the Native American and Alaskan Heritage Month activities in November. Established in 1978, volunteers from Eglin organized the first powwow in late October on Foster Field, Eglin. The powwow is a gathering where both Native American and non-Native American people meet to dance, sing and socialize. Its held each year to honor and respect Native American tradition and educate the local community about their culture. The word derives from the Narragansett word powwaw, meaning spiritual leader. Chairman and Director of the Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow Glenn Farmer said Eglin Air Force Base has been contributing to the powwow since its conception, but in recent years their financial help has decreased. With military cutbacks and the slow economy, the council has mostly been responsible for raising the powwow funds. Eglin has given us about $800 this year and they supply the golf carts, equipment, dump-Single Handlers Regatta winnersBy Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Bluewater Bay Marina and Budweiser sponsored the 19th annual Single Handlers Regatta Oct. 13. Thirty-two boats were registered and 28 boats finished the race. The single handlers race involves one person sailing the boat without using an engine. It was a Bermuda start from the Rocky Bayou vicinity and a 10.3 nautical mile course around the Choctawhatchee Bay to finish back at the starting point. Mark Hunter, Niceville, finished in first place with his boat, Untamed, a J-22. Mickey Duvall, Niceville, finished in second place on Kahlua, an ODay 28. Chris Pfledderer, Niceville, finished in third place on Boondoggle, a Lindbergh 28. The top 15 finishers received coolers and T-shirts. The band practiced their formation line-up for the Macy s Day parade, Oct. 23, at the Niceville High School practice field, across the street from Eagle Stadium. By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville High School Eagle Pride Marching Band has been working hard the past year and a half preparing for their upcoming trip, Nov 19-23, to the 86th Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. It was the only major parade in which the Niceville High School band hasnt performed, Dan Wooten said, the bands director since 2003. The bands last performance in a national event was at the 2008 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. This will be the first time any of the 2012 band students will march in such an iconic parade. A total of 421 people are headed to New York City from the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, Valparaiso, on Nov. 19. The 271 band and color guard members, chaperones, faculty and Niceville Highs Principal Marcus Chambers The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Native American tribes come from all over the southeast to participate and celebrate their heritage in the Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow. Chris Pfledderer, Niceville, sailing on the Choctawhatchee Bay, Oct. 13, in the 19th annual Single Handlers Regatta, placing third out of 28 sailors. NHS Band prepares for Macy s Parade Please see NHS, page B-4 Please see REGATTA, page B-4 850-863-2153Fort 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 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s s OUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , O O c c t t o o b b e e r r 3 3 1 1 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 25th annual Powwow to celebrate history Powwow Schedule Nov. 2-4Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.............Schools Visit 7 p.m.-10 p.m...........Grand Entry, Intertribal Dancing Saturday 9 a.m.........................Gates Open 10 a.m.noon...........Craft Competition 1-5 p.m.....................Grand Entry, Intertribal Dancing, and Junior Contest Adult Exhibition Dancing 5-7 p.m.....................Supper Break 7 p.m.till..................Grand Entry, Intertribal Dancing, Free Style, Adult Contest Sunday 9 a.m.........................Gates Open 10-11 a.m.................Church Service Noon.........................Grand Entry, Intertribal and Exhibition Dancing, Contest Winners awarded 4 p.m.........................Close Arena Please see POWWOW, page B-2

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By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer A group of artists and patrons of Artful Things, Niceville, have come together in an effort to keep the store from having to close after co-owner Candice Holeczko suffered a major stroke Sept. 24. According to her sister, Carole Atkinson, the doctor said she might never walk again. The sisters, residents of Valparaiso, ran the store alone because they couldnt afford a staff. Atkinson had to close the store for a week after the incident and to her surprise the community took charge and reopened it. Since the stroke Bonni Hutton, an artist and customer, organized a volunteer schedule that would run Artful Things Tuesday through Saturday. The store is open limited hours, but it allows Atkinson time to take care of her sister while she recuperates at the West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, Pensacola. In addition, a fundraiser, organized by Sue Tarkin, one of Holeczkos students, will take place Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at Artful Things, 1087 John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. According to Tarkin, all proceeds will be given to the sisters for their expenses. There will be art classes and demonstrations, card making, a childrens art class, face painting and more than 36 donated items to bid for in the silent auction that has already begun at the store. Some items donated are two rounds of golf at the Bluewater Bay Golf Course, golf lessons, a customized massage, a wine basket, a hand-made bracelet by Helen Blair and tabletop grill from Lowes. There will also be paintings valued at $600 donated by talented artists, such as Sue Tarkin, Jeanette Sherritze, Donna Munro and Charlotte Arnold. The silent auction ends Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each or five for $25 and can be purchased at Bayou Book Co., Niceville, and Artful Things. Food Depot, Publix and the Teachers Credit Union will donate food to grill at the fundraiser, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., for a $5 donation. Artful Things, opened in 2004, carries a variety of art supplies and beads. Holeczko offered classes in fine art, beading, mosaics, fused glass, silk painting and more. The store is best known for its custom framing and large selection of moldings. Holezcko taught for more than 35 years from Memphis, Tenn., to Los Angeles. The sisters moved to the Niceville area together in 2002 after Atkinson retired from her publishing career and Holeczko wanted to be closer to her two children. Originally from West Palm Beach, the sisters have enjoyed living in Valparaiso and working at the store full-time even though it has been difficult. Atkinson said it has always been hard to keep the store running because of hurricanes and economic decline. They had to cut back on retail because the business mainly relies on their classes and custom framing to succeed. In January of 2010 Holeczko was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat. AF increases the risk of stroke. Holeczkos doctor wanted a cardiac ablation ordered, which is a procedure that can correct heart rhythm problems. Doctors were performing the procedure when complications occurred and they had to conduct open-heart surgery, Atkinson said. On one of her first outings after the surgery, Holeczko started to have the stroke in the car and was airlifted to West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. Atkinson said Holezck can still speak and her long-term memory is in great condition. She can remember everything from before the stroke. Holezko has been accepted at rehab for two more weeks. Atkinson is hoping she will come home soon as well as her friends and students she has taught in this town. Shes moved a little and they had her standing up, Tarkin said. We are hoping she can walk with a walker someday. and his family will take two chartered Boeing 747 planes to get to the parade, totaling 318 passengers. The 103 family and friends will take commercial planes and meet with the band group at scheduled events during the trip. The estimated cost of the entire trip is $600,000. The cost per person is $1,850 and includes lodging, airfare, transportation and food, except for three lunches. The Eagle Pride, one of the six high school bands in the nation chosen to march in this years Macys parade, have been balancing their school work and regular season band obligations as well as preparing for the parade. Wooten said the most challenging part of preparing for the parade has been responding to a changing membership from student relocations at the start of the new school year. He also said it has been difficult alternating between halftime and parade work, which extends the bands workload considerably. The band began practicing their custom choreographed parade routine on Oct. 18 and continue their regular band practices on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Wednesday afternoons. They also have been busy raising funds for not only the trip, but for the band in general. Craig Ewing, president of the band booster club, has been there from the beginning preparing for this trip. He handled the preparing and sending of the bands application in Jan. 2011, to organizing every trip detail. When Ewing and Wooten received the news of the band being chosen for the parade in March 2011, they kept it a secret. They called an assembly Apr. 28, 2011, to announce the news and the students cheered while confetti was shot out of tubes Ewing said. Through fundraising and financial assistance from the band for those who qualified, every student who wanted to go on the trip has been able to go. Students raised money by participating in bagging groceries, selling citrus, holiday gift wrapping at Belks, washing cars, operating concessions, and receiving donations from corporate sponsors. The band will have the chance to visit many sites, such as Liberty Island, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, Broadway shows Wicked and Phantom of the Opera, and Grand Central Station. They will also stop by Times Square and will take in the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Ewing has been busy printing out name tags, maps, chaperone instructions, and daily itineraries to make sure all the activities go as planned. He is making sure everyone is paired up with a group and chaperone to be as safe as possible in the city. The kids started to get excited when they got to pick their 10 friends to walk through New York City with, Ewing said. Theres one chaperone to every 10 students. We are chaperoned to death. There is also a family-style Thanksgiving meal including a DJ planned for the students, family and friends after the parade on Nov. 22. Caroline Sekas, the band booster in charge of uniforms, is also attached to the band because of personal experience. I have my last child in band and shes a senior, Caroline Sekas said. I feel its neat, because I did the parade 30 years ago when I was a senior at Fort Walton Beach. With the trip less than a month away, a mandatory parent/student meeting is planned on Nov. 5 to review trip details, procedures and rules. Ewing said the uniforms and equipment were recently weighed and totaled 6,000 pounds. On Nov. 13-14, 4-7 p.m., the students will check-in their uniforms and pack them. There will be a practice departure and meet your chaperones night, Nov. 15, paired with a farewell performance to thank the community for all their support and donations, 7 p.m., at Eagle Stadium. On Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-noon, their luggage and instruments will be turned in and all that will be left to do is make sure they catch their flights. NHSFrom page B-1sters, PA system and tents Farmer said,. Last year the powwow cost us $23,154.18 to put on. Farmer said all the proceeds go to pay for the festival itself. Any extra proceeds go back into next years fund which also pays for the prize money awarded to the winners of each dance contest, the Native American dancers and host drum groups. Tribes come from Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Mississippi to celebrate the powwow. The master of ceremonies, Ty Bell, Cherokee tribe, will travel from Georgia to participate in the event. Its his job to announce the events and explain the dances. This years Head Man dancer, Mike Custard, and Head Lady dancer, Sherry Blackbear, will lead the grand entry into the arena followed by Junior Head Man, Christopher Fay, and Junior Head Lady, Cheyenne Daniel. Its an honor to be chosen by the council. The grand entry signals the opening of that days dancing, storytelling, traditional drumming and singing. All area school children are invited to Childrens Day, Nov. 2, to participate with hands-on demonstrations by the Indian Temple Mound, Eglin Archeological and Valparaiso Heritage Museum. More than 1,500 children are expected to attend this year. The special childrens day performer will be Ed Winddancer, from the Nanticoke tribe. Children will be able to learn traditional Native American dancing and enjoy the storytelling, foods, handson displays and Indian crafts. The host drums of the powwow are primarily responsible for providing the dancers music. The host Northern drum group this year is the Na-MaWo-Chi, North Carolina, and the host Southern drum group is Red Bird Jr., Central Fla. The Native American dance contests start Friday at 6 p.m. and end Saturday at 12:45 p.m. The entry fee for adults 18 and older is $10, for juniors eight to 17 years old, $5 and small children are free to enter. Dancers can only register in one category and one age group. Proper regalia are required for each category and are required to be in all grand entrances. If any piece of regalia is dropped during the dance contest the dancer will be disqualified. The winning dancers must be in regalia when the prize money is awarded. The craft competition begins Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. This year there will be 25 craft vendors and five food vendors. Try some Native American food, such as buffalo burgers and fried bread. Some Native American crafts, traders and vendors include Rex Begayes Dineh Art, Spotted Pony Traders, Joseph Zs Home Page, Crazy Crow Trading Post, Beadwork by The Mining Company, Marylyns Beading Page, Copper Coyote Beads, Ltd. Home Page, White Jay Beadery, Mountain Men and the Fur Trade. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY Garden Clubs attend meetingMembers of the Niceville and Valparaiso Garden Clubs attended the Fall Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, FFGC, District 1 meeting, Oct. 9, Pensacola Garden Center, 1850 N 9th Ave. Pictured is Mary McCann, left, new president of the Niceville Garden Club with Jan Sillik, FFGC president. Marie Harrison also received an award for outstanding member of the FFGC District 1. Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonNiceville High School Band members performing their halftime routine at the Choctaw football game, Sept. 28. Pictured from left: Bonni Hunt, Helen Blair and Rita Benz at Artful Things volunteering and preparing for the fundraiser, Nov. 3. Children s Day speaker, Ed Winddancer, will entertain the kids with storytelling and dancing, while dressed in regatta. POWWOWFrom page B-1 Candice Holeczko St. Paul Lutheran & PreschoolSunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. Gods work. Our hands.1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm Community organizes fundraiser to save store 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

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French classes at library The Valparaiso Community Library is accepting new members for their two French classes that meet on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. The beginners class meets at 1:30 p.m. and the intermediate class at 3:30 p.m. The classes are free and open to high school students and adults. Contact the library at 729-5406. Halloween on the Hill Niceville Assembly of God is sponsoring their first Halloween on the Hill Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the North parking lot and sanctuary, 108 Florida 85. Children can trick-ortreat in a safe environment with the whole family, while enjoying an inflatable rock climbing wall/obstacle course, three bounce houses, an inflatable jousting arena or an inflatable 25foot tidal wave slide. Participate in carnival games, face painting, and crafts. There will be food, soft drinks and sweet tea available for purchase, plus candy for the children. Alzheimer s meeting Alzheimers Family Services holds their monthly support group meeting for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimers disease Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 214 S. Partin Dr. The support group is free and respite care is available. To register contact 478-7790 or www.AlzFamServ.org. Early release movie day The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite families and friends to the next Early Release Movie Day Nov. 1, 1:30 p.m. They will show Madagascar 3 and serve refreshments. 25th annual Powwow slated The 25th annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow will be presented by Eglin Air Force Base and the Thunderbird Intertribal Council at the Mullet Festival Grounds, Niceville, Nov. 2-4. The first day features Childrens Day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All area school children are invited to participate with hands-on demonstrations by the Indian Temple Mound, Eglin Archeological, Valparaiso Heritage Museum, just to name a few. The alcohol free event will feature Native American dancers, drummers and craft demonstrations. The main powwow runs from 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with closing ceremonies at 4 p.m. www.thunderbirdpowwow.org/ Museum fundraiser Howl at the Moon is hosting a fundraiser for the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida Nov. 2., 7 p.m. doors open, show begins 8 p.m., 1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, Tickets are $10, which includes admission for one, one sponsored drink, and three raffle tickets. Advance ticket sales proceeds will go to the museum. Contact 678-2615. Sterling House workshop Sterling House Bluewater Bay is hosting a free presentation and discussion on dental health with Dr. Zapata, Niceville Family Dental, Nov. 2, 1011 a.m., 1551 Merchants Way, Niceville. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Register with Tabitha Ingermann, 729-3323. Church Arts and Crafts Fair St. Simons on the Sound will host its 38th Annual Arts and Craft Fair from Nov. 2-3 at 28 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach. Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., shop from more than 100 booths of handmade crafts. Stop by St. Simons bake shop, which features pepper jelly and Cajun pickles or try the Kitchen Cafe for snacks and lunch. Proceeds support local charities and admission is free. For more information contact Christine Watson, 6515001. Edge Elementary Festival Lula J. Edge Elementary Schools Fall Chili Festival Fundraiser will be held on Nov. 3, 3-6 p.m. on the front lawn of the school, 300 Hwy 85 N., Niceville. The festival will include live music by Three Bean Soup, vendor booths, craft making and graffiti wall, plus pie eating contests with a $5 entry fee. Niceville firefighters will be paying a visit with their mock safety house and fire truck. Tickets will be sold for the rock wall, inflatables, face painting, and Cartoons by a Deano-Caricature artist. Chili, gumbo and more will be available. Admission is free and open to the public. All proceeds will benefit Edge Elementarys classrooms. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACONLibrary story time The Niceville Public Library will host a story time for children 3-5 years old on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m., at the Youth Services program room, 206 N. Partin Dr. Preschoolers will enjoy the featured story, Not So Spooky Halloween and other classics. Costumes are encouraged. Contact Christina, 2794863 Ext 1504. 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He gave up profootball to attend Harding University to pursue a preaching degree. He traveled all over preaching and teaching the gospel. Willie continues to be a man on a mission to seek out & save the lost is his hearts burning desire. 850-678-2911 | 801 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville www.nicevillechurchofchrist.org | www .facebook.com/nicevillechurchofchrist Niceville golfer wins Quest TournamentThe 29th Bluewater Bay Member Quest Tournament was held Oct. 4-6 at The Bluewater Bay Golf Resort, 2000 Bluewater Boulevard, Niceville. Winner Buster Crabbe, right, with his playing partner and brother, Bruce Crabbe. Buster resides in Bluewater Bay and has been a club member for more than eight years.Courtesy Photo Nicevilles #1REAL ESTATE OFFICE

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Special recognition went to Bill Kaunzinger, 89, Niceville, on Gemeaux finishing in 27th place, and eighth place winner Kevin Prichard, 17, president of Niceville High School sailing team, finishing on Laser. The boats ranged from a 120 to 300 rating. The lower rated boats received a head start to make the race fair against the faster, higher rated boats. Bluewater Bay Marina has already begun planning for next years race. NWFSC IT Pro Camp a successBy Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Northwest Florida State College offered, for the first time, a free IT Pro Camp, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at the campus student services center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The one-day learning event was geared toward those working in the IT field and welcomed anyone who had an interest in computer science. All costs were paid by the events sponsors, including Microsoft, Northwest Florida State College, Sherlock Technology Staffing, TrainSignal, Bit-Wizards, Technology Integration Group (TIG), Cisco, and SHI. More than 140 people attended the event. There were 13 presenters and 16 presentations throughout the day. A primary presenter was 19-year Microsoft employee Blain Barton. There were slide decks and demonstrations that varied with each speaker. Some presentations included Introduction to Windows 8 by Jeff Mitchell, Build and Manage a Server Core Infrastructure by Adnan Cartwright, and How to Impress the Hiring Manager by Travis Foschini. Door prizes included an XBOX 360 system with Kinect Bundle from Microsoft, Amazon Kindle from SHI, and a TrainSignal coupon for a complimentary training course. Our winners were really excited, John Humphrey, Technology Support Services Manager and event organizer, said. The XBOX 360 winner must not have had one, as he was so excited that he was jumping up and down and just about dancing. To be eligible for the raffle of door prizes, each attendee had to submit a conference evaluation. The winners were randomly chosen from the stack of completed evaluations. Participants received a free breakfast, snacks and a sandwich lunch. After the event some of the attendees and presenters met at Dockside Caf and Oyster Bar, Niceville, to eat and socialize with one another. They discussed planning future events and starting an IT Professionals Group for Networking and Mutual Education. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Exchange Club presents awardsPictured from left: Rick Miller, president of the Niceville Exchange Club, presented Kevin MacDonald with the Firefighter of the Year award Oct. 9 at the club s bi-weekly meeting held at La Rumba, Niceville. Niceville Assistant Fire Chief Tony Lohrman was also present. Policeman of the Year Steve Richards was also added to the plaque at the Niceville Fire and Police Station Oct. 23. Dentist gives toothbrushesGulf Coast Dental s Dr. Steven G. Robinette, of Niceville, donated toothbrushes and dental supplies Oct. 26 to Plew Elementary students to promote a healthy and safe Halloween for Dental Health month. Master Gardener wins awardLeft, Bill Buckellew, Okaloosa County Master Gardener, Niceville, won the Personal Communications Award from Okaloosa County Residential Horticulture Agent and Director Larry Williams at the 32nd Annual Florida Master Gardener Conference Oct. 3, held at the Clearwater Beach Hilton, Clearwater. This award is a result of knowledgeably answering landscape questions pertinent to Northwest Florida. Microsoft employee and speaker Blain Barton, right, presents an attendee with the Amazon Kindle door prize from SHI, one of the sponsors of the event, Oct. 20, at the NWFSC campus student services center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. 850-473-0091 Cordova Mall PensacolaChair Massage10 Minutes for $10Foot Reflexology (oil)10 Minutes $15 20 Minutes $25 30 Minutes $36Full Body Table Massage Deep TissueDressed (dry) 10 Minutes $16 20 Minutes $26 30 Minutes $36 Swedish (oil) 30 Minutes $43 60 Minutes $68 I'm retired military and I've had massages all over the world; this is one of the best I've ever had. Join the AOC as we exchange information on the technical and operational aspects Electronic Warfare/ Electromagenetic Spectrum Operations (EW/EMSO), and ensure your future labor force is prepared via Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. 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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso.Bazaar booth rentals are still available for $35, contact kelleedali@yahoo.com. Artful Things fundraiser Artful Things will host a fundraiser for Candice Holeczko and her sister Carole Atkinson, owners of Artful Things, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1087 John Sims Pkwy. All proceeds will be donated to the owners. There will be art classes and demonstrations, card making, a Childrens art class and face painting. Donation drawing tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Tickets are available at Artful Things, Bayou Book Company, Niceville and Arts and Design Society, Contact 244-1271. EOD golf fundraiser Randall Cooke will host a golf tournament to raise funds in honor of EOD fallen soldier, Staff Sgt. Joseph DAugustine, Nov. 3, 9 a.m., at Windswept Dunes Golf Course, 11 Clubhouse Drive, Freeport. Four-man scramble format and prizes will be awarded. Entry fee is $260 per team and lunch will be provided by 98 BBQ. All proceeds will go to a scholarship fund set up in DAugustines name at Waldwick High School, NJ. To register or sponsor a hole contact Randall Cooke, 399-0307, or Windswept Dunes Golf Course, 8351847. Skippy Jon Jones The Mattie Kelly Arts Center presents Skippy Jon Jones as part of their nationally touring childrens shows geared to school groups, Nov. 5, 9:45-11:30 a.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Mainstage, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Admission is $6. Advance reservations are required for either groups or individuals. For reservations call 729-6065, 729-6000 or merrilld@nwfsc.edu. Drumline Live The Mattie Kelly Arts Center presents Drumline Live, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Mainstage, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. On its fourth US tour, that brings an explosive energy of modern music to the rousing sounds of the marching band brass tradition, the cast has had years of training in marching band programs. Tickets are $35 each. Group discount of $5 off per ticket is available for groups of 10 or more. Group sales are by phone or in-person only. Contact 729-6000 or www.mat tiekellyartscenter.org for tickets. Annual Filipino Fiesta The Filipino American Association of Okaloosa County hosts the 35th Annual Barrio Fiesta Night on Nov. 10, 5:30 p.m., at the Niceville Community Center. The Philippine Performing Arts Company from Tampa will perform and retired Air Force Col. Howard Hill, former POW and school board commissioner, will speak on Honoring Active and Retired Military Families. Contact Vicenta Tate at 218-1175. Military members looking for volunteer hours contact Annie Sandalo Cameron, 586-1552 or email ajcrosewood@valp.net Christ golf tourney Christ Our Redeemer is sponsoring a golf tournament Nov. 10, shotgun start at noon, Eglin Golf Course, Niceville. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. The cost is $100 per golfer or $360 for a four-person team. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. There will be golf contests, awards, and prizes. Please contact Mike or Colleen Miller, 678-2116 or celebratecor@gmail.com. CALENDARFrom page B-9 TOYOTA TUNDRA CREW MAX LTD., 08 Excellent cond., loaded, bluetooth, nav. 20K miles, warranty. One owner. $29,700. 850-897-4164 Infiniti 2007 G35 Journey 4-door sedan. 25,200 miles. Excellent condition. Great buy for $20,000. ($3,775 less than NADA). Call now 850-678-3150. Drivers: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed. Lease to OwnNo Money Down. Call 888-880-5911. Large Niceville Duplex. 2/2. $800/mo. 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B E A C O N S P O R T S B E A C O N S P O R T S The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-6 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 THEBAYBEACON SPONSORED BY WALTON COUNTY DISTRICT 4 COMMISSIONER SARA COMANDER & WALTON COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS Dumpsters provided for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances, and other miscellaneous items. A crew and equipment to off-load heavy items will be available. Recycling trailers will also be available for newsprint, glass, and aluminum. DO NOT BRING: POISONS, PESTICIDES, PAINTS, THINNERS, GASOLINE, AND OTHER FLAMMABLES. Community Clean Up DaySaturday, November 03, 2012At the Choctaw Beach Park On State Road 20 In the Choctaw Beach Community From 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM 908 S. Palm Blvd. Niceville www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.com Comprehensive Family Care Advanced Sterilization Techniques Luma Arch Whitening In Office Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding Digital X Rays (Less Radiation Exposure) Custom Crowns/Bridges Implant Restoration Gentle Nitrous Oxide In Office Water PurificationACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSKeeping your teeth healthy, one visit at a time. RALFP. ZAPATA, D.D.S. THOMASGRANT, D.M.D.729 1223 Most Insurance Plans FiledWe would like to WELCOME Dr. Thomas Grant, D.M.D. to Niceville Family Dental and the community. Please call today for an appointment. 10-year-olds take tourneyA local soccer club, Real Athletic Development FC, won the 2012 Destin Rodeo soccer tournament in the U10 Boys gold division Oct. 20 and 21. From left: front, Ashlyn Fernandez, Carson Hickok and McCoy Lamb; back, Daniel Fadida, manager John Cross, Devin Vondenstein, Zeke Oswald, Theo Cross, Austin Paugh, David Mejia and coach Kevin Brink.Rocky Bayou offense shines, but Knights drop 41-35 gameSpecial to the Beacon Rocky Bayou Christian School showed plenty of offense on the gridiron again Friday against John Paul II, but the defense continued to falter as the Knights dropped a 41-35 decision in Tallahassee to bring their record to 2-6 on the season. Junior quarterback Tyler Paskell completed 20 of 48 pass attempts for 340 yards and five touchdowns, while junior Levi Derry rushed for 86 yards in 22 attempts, but it wasnt enough to stop a relentless Panther team. The game was a shootout, as the teams combined for more than 700 yards of total offense. Rocky Bayou struck first on a short reception that turned into a 69-yard touchdown on its first drive. But the lead didnt last long as JPII scored on a 22-yard drive off a bad punt, then took the lead on a 77-yard scoring pass play. The score was tied 21-21 at halftime, thanks to a blocked extra point attempt against the Knights. But the Panthers took the second-half opening kickoff and returned it 90 yards for a touchdown. It looked as if Rocky would tie the game again as it drove downfield and neared the end zone before an interception foiled the effort. As the game wound down, the Knights looked to be in decent shape until another interception stopped them in their tracks. On the defensive end, Senior Jacob Holcomb led the Knights with seven tackles, while senior Ben Phillips and Derry had five each. Rocky Bayou has its work cut out for it Friday as it faces Aucilla Christian at home. The Warriors are coming off a 47-7 drubbing of North Bay Haven Academy, to bring their record to 6-2 on the season.USTA tournament planned for Bluewater Tennis CenterThe USTA announced that Bluewater Bay Tennis Center will host the fourth annual USTA Mens $10,000 Futures championship Nov. 2-11. The tournament, a USTA Pro Circuit event, is the largest tennis event on the Emerald Coast and has attracted a strong draw of international and American players competing for world-ranking points for qualification in the U.S. Open and other Grand Slam venues. Among the players will be Aden Kronk and Iden Jennings, tennis pros at the tennis center, Alan Colthrop of Bluewater Bay, Michael Malcek of Fort Walton Beach and Ben White of Shalimar. The field includes players from France, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom, according to tennis center officials. There is great depth with the players signed up to compete, including a lot of young prospects like Great Britains Liam Broady who was a Junior Boys Singles finalist at Wimbledon, said Kronk. The top seeds are from France, Germany and the lead American is Chase Buchanan. The field will feature 128 singles players from around the world and 16 doubles teams. Players ranked as high as No. 250 in the world typically compete in Futures-level events. The qualifying play begins November 2. Of the 128 players, eight will move into the Main Draw along with four wild card entries. Main Draw play commences on Nov. 6, when players fight for the coveted final singles and doubles slots. Main Draw Final Singles and Doubles begin Nov. 11. The final single mens winner and winning doubles team receive ATP World Tour points and a portion of the $10,000. The tennis center will offer a free childrens clinic on Nov. 10 and free admission to all veterans on Nov. 11 in honor of their service. For tickets contact Bryce Cunningham at 897-8010 or b.cunningham@cliffdrysdale.com Aden Kronk, head tennis pro at Bluewater Bay Tennis Center, prepares to serve. Kronk and his coworker, Iden Jennings, will be among the professional tennis players competing in the Nov. 2-11 USTA tournament at the club. Photo by Martha LaGuardia-Kotite



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tickets also appear on the presidential ballot. U.S. Senator : Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson faces Republican Connie Mack IV, a Congressman from Fort Myers. Also on the ballot are independents Bill Gaylor and Chris Borgia. U.S. Representative, District 1 : Incumbent Republican Jeff Miller, Chumuckla, faces Democrat Jim Bryan, Laurel Hill. Also on the ballot is Libertarian Calen Fretts, Valparaiso. State Senator District 1 : Incumbent Republican Don Gaetz, Niceville, is up against independent Richard Harrison of Marianna. Windes said he has already begun making the contacts necessary to prepare for his early start. "I'm trying to touch base with all the department heads," Windes said. "I'm working to get all the information I need and to get ready for that first meeting. I'm feeling good about it." Windes said despite the early swearing in, he isn't hastily running through preparations, and he feels just as prepared as if he were being sworn in Nov. 20. "Basically, I'm ready for it," he said. Windes' first meeting will be the last for District 3 Commissioner Bill Roberts. Roberts, who did not run for re-election, will be succeeded by Nathan Boyles, a Crestview Republican who will take office Nov. 20. Also taking office Nov. 20 will be the winner of the Nov. 6 election for county commission District 1, incumbent Republican Wayne Harris or Democrat Ron Connor, both of Crestview.By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Gov. Rick Scott on Oct. 24 appointed commissionerelect Kelly Windes to the Okaloosa County Commission seat formerly held by James Campbell. Windes, who bested three other candidates in the District 5 election, will take the oath of office Nov. 6. He will serve the two weeks remaining in Campbell's term before taking office in the same seat Nov. 20 for the four-year term to which he was elected in August. Campbell, a Niceville Republican who did not run for a third four-year term this year, was removed from office by Scott after being arrested Sept. 17 on state charges of perjury and official misconduct for allegedly failing to disclose money he received for selling sponsorships of the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival. Campbell has denied the charges. Windes, 66, a Republican, is a Destin charter boat captain and served on the Destin City Council from 2006 to 2010. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The State Fire Marshal is investigating an alleged drugrelated explosion that killed a Niceville man Saturday, according to authorities. Jeremy Noah Taylor, 32, received burns to his face, neck, arms and chest from the blast, which occurred in the bathroom of the residence at 107 Kelly Road, Niceville, according to a statement from Niceville police. A Niceville Police Department arrest report describe the cause of the explosion as "an alleged methamphetamine lab." Taylor was decontaminated and treated on the scene before being transported to the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, where he died from his injuries, police said. Michael Joseph Ryan, 47, who was also at the residence when police arrived, was arrested on charges of resisting an officer without violence, aggravated assault and resisting an officer with violence after attempting to leave the scene despite officers' commands to remain, according to the police report. State Fire Marshal spokesperson Deborah Jamison said Monday the fire marshal is investigating the cause of the explosion. Niceville Fire Inspector Mike Valenzuela said the Niceville Fire Department likewise is investi-Drug lab alleged in fatal blastBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Nov. 6 general election ballot contains a long list of candidates and proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution, with ramifications not only on a national stage, but also for voters in the Twin Cities. Notable offices on the upcoming ballot are: President and Vice President : Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is challenging incumbent Democrat Barack Obama. Paul Ryan is Romney's vice presidential running mate; Vice President Joe Biden is Obama's. Ten minor-partyBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Don Gaetz loves to campaign. Gaetz, state senator for District 4, campaigns even when it isn't entirely necessary, viewing the process as a way to strengthen contacts with constituents. "I've still campaigned even when I've run unopposed," said Gaetz, a Niceville Republican who has been tapped to lead the Florida Senate for two years starting in 2013. "It's a way of staying close in touch with voters. I'll have 'neighborhood days' where I'll spend 12-15 hours in one neighborhood, meeting with people one-onone. Whether I'm opposed makes no difference for me." Therefore, it is unsurprising that Gaetz, 64, is knocking on doors in Okaloosa County, Walton County, and four counties to the east as the Nov. 6 election, and his showdown with independent Richard Harrison, approaches. Under a statewide reapportionment plan approved earlier this year, Gaetz is running in District 1. Gaetz, who has won handily every elective office he has stood for, is widely seen as favored to prevail in the Nov. 6 general elec-Voters face a long ballot 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 31, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wed., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Trick-or-treat play games and enjoy food at “Halloween on the Hill,” Niceville Assembly of God’s North parking lot and sanctuary, 108 Highway 85 North. Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Watch Madagascar 3 with the family for Early Release Movie Day at the Valparaiso Community Library, 459 Valparaiso Pkwy. Friday, 10-11 a.m. Talk about teeth with Dr. Zapata Niceville Family Dental, at the Sterling House Bluewater Bay, 1551 Merchants Way, Niceville. Saturday, 3-6 p.m. Bring the kids and enjoy music, food and games at the Lula J. Edge Elementary School’s Fall Chili Festival Fundraiser on the school’s front lawn, 300 Highway 85 North, Niceville. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Experience the sounds of “ Drumline Live ,” at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. See Calendar on A-4, B-3. COMING UP Please see VOTERS, page A-3 Please see BLAST, page A-3 Please see GAETZ, page A-2 Gaetz campaigns against lesser-known challengerOpponent Harrison runs as independent Police BlotterPage A-5 State Sen. Don Gaetz, right, a Niceville Republican who is running for re-election against independent Richard Harrison, asks for the votes of residents of Lake Way Drive, Niceville, during door-to-door campaigning Sunday. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Beacon photos by Daniel Elsesser Costumed children and their parents attended the Halloween-themed Niceville Children's Park Fall Festival Oct. 25, enjoying a petting zoo, crafts projects and opportunities to win sweet prizes. Suggested Halloween trick-or-treating hours tonight in the Twin Cities area are 6 to 8 p.m., according to local civic authorities. A Halloween festival is also planned tonight, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Niceville Assembly of God, 108 Highway 85 North.Happy Halloween Kelly Windes Windes to take commission post early Barack Obama Mitt Romney

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tion—so much so that the Democratic Party did not field a candidate in the race. Harrison, 60, a Marianna pecan grower, said in a statement that he backs smaller government and conservative values, and opposes "'good ole boy' politics." Gaetz asserted that although Harrison has expressed disdain for the status quo and a desire to limit government in rhetoric, Gaetz himself has done so in practice. "I don't really know Richard Harrison," Gaetz said. "I've only met him twice. But my record in the Senate indicates that I have always pushed for a limited government. One reason I ran for state senate was to reduce the government's interference in people's lives." Harrison said he is unimpressed by Gaetz's record. "He may talk the talk," Harrison said Monday. "But he hasn't been walking the walk, and I have no confidence that he will in the future." Harrison believes the bill a state law passed earlier this year to raise the price of hunting and fishing licenses, which he says Gaetz supported, was created to generate funds for financial assistance to property owners who make energy-efficient improvements to their property. "The consumer has been left out of the process," Harrison said. "That's who they're supposed to be looking out for in the first place. Who is in charge of whom?" Despite the odds against him, Harrison said his presence on the ballot keeps the election more honest. "The way I see it, I've got a 5050 chance to start off with," Harrison said. "I know my ideas may seem a little radical, but I think they might get the incumbent politicians shaking in their boots enough to get moving." Gaetz acknowledges the difficulty he will face as Senate president if re-elected. "There are 40 senators in the Florida State Senate, and each one represents about 500,000 people," Gaetz said. "Each one has an obligation to his or her part of the state. Florida is a very diverse state, and in the senate all of the issues are examined carefully and put to lively debate." Despite the great diversity of opinion, Gaetz believes the state legislature will work together efficiently. "In the past, about 90 percent of the bills passed in the senate were passed with considerable support from both parties," he said. Gaetz is also confident that Niceville area residents will be well served to have a senate president who represents their region. "Traditionally, the senate president will try to design and pass some pork-barrel project and attach their name to it," said Gaetz, who would be the first president of the upper house from Okaloosa County since 1949. "That's not who I am. I will try to bring Northwest Florida's values to the state and not bring the state government into Niceville." Gaetz said that because the Florida Panhandle is less-populated than the big cities of South Florida, representatives from this area must work harder to garner support for their bills. If the only senators who supported bills beneficial to Northwest Florida were the few from the region, no such bills would pass, he said. Gaetz cited his efforts to secure funds from the federal Oil Spill Tax Relief Act for Northwest Florida as an example of his championing regional issues. "We felt we were not recognized and that we didn't get our fair share from Tallahassee," Gaetz said. "I urged Gov. Scott and the senate to allot more funds to our area, and I have built a record of speaking up for Northwest Florida." While Gaetz hopes the Niceville area will benefit from his roots, he knows nothing is certain. "I don't know," Gaetz said about potential benefits to Niceville. "We'll find out." The winner of the District 1 seat will serve four years. Gaetz last ran two years ago, when he was unopposed for a second term. Normally, state senators serve four-year terms, with terms staggered so half the seats are on the ballot in any given even-numbered year. However, because Florida legislative districts were reapportioned earlier this year (a process overseen, in part, by Gaetz himself), all 40 senate seats are on the ballot this year. Gaetz's impending two-year term as Senate President is conditional on Republicans retaining control of that body. GAETZFrom page A-1 Richard Harrison Don Gaetz The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 We’re here to help grow your business. Member FDIC WWW.FIRSTFLBANK.COM850.269.1201 Where You Come First. hl e’ W We e to e her e’r e to ou Come First. e Y Yo Wher With Allstate life insurance,love wins. Life insurance offered by Allstate Life Insurance Company: Northbrook, IL, and Lincoln Benefit Life Company: Lincoln, NE. 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Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit Board of Directors : The organization, which aims to provide services to the Bluewater Bay area to supplement those of the state and county, has three seats on its five-member board up for election in nonpartisan contests. For Group 3, Joseph H. Bowers faces incumbent Doug Burgess. For Group 4, incumbent Joe Jellison faces Debbie Stretch. For Group 5, incumbent Dale H. Blanchard faces Stanley Richard Martin. East Niceville Fire Commissioner Group 5: Tricia Brunson faces incumbent Leonard W. Martin. The race is nonpartisan. Justices of the Florida Supreme Court and District 1 Court of Appeal : Florida uses a merit retention system to determine whether justices selected by the governor will remain in office. Justices face their first merit retention vote in the next general election that occurs more than one year after their appointment. If voters statewide choose to retain a justice, he begins a six-year term. Retention requires a majority of those voting. Florida Supreme Court justices up for merit retention are R. Fred Lewis, Barbara J. Pariente and Peggy A. Quince. District 1 Court of Appeal justices up for merit retention are Simone Marstiller, Stephanie Ray, Ron Swanson and Brad Thomas. The ballot also contains 11 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. Passage requires a "yes" vote of at least 60 percent statewide. Amendment 1 would prohibit any law requiring any person or employer to purchase or obtain health care coverage. Amendment 2 would expand the property discount on homesteads given to veterans to include veterans who were not Florida residents when they entered the military. Amendment 3 would change the basis of the state revenue limitation from personal income growth to inflation and population changes. Amendment 4 would, most notably, allow the Florida Legislature to bar county property appraisers from raising the assessed value of homesteaded property in years when that property declines in value. Under current law, a county appraiser may raise the assessed value up to 3 percent a year if the property enjoys a "Save Our Homes" exemption, even if the market value declines. Amendment 5 would give the Legislature more authority in certain judicial matters. Amendment 6 would disallow the expenditure of public funds for abortion or for health care coverage that provides abortion, except in cases of rape or incest, or if carrying the baby to term would put the mother in danger of death. Amendment 8 would provide that no individual would be denied government benefits on the basis of religious belief or identity. It would repeal a state constitution provision that has been interpreted by the courts to bar students from using taxfunded scholarships or vouchers to attend schools operated by faith-based organizations. Amendment 9 would allow the legislature to provide property tax relief, including a full property-tax exemption, to the spouse of a military veteran who died from service related causes while on active duty, or to the spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. Amendment 10 would raise the exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by local governments on tangible personal property to $50,000, from $25,000. Amendment 11 would allow counties and municipalities to grant additional homestead tax exemptions to certain senior citizens. Amendment 12 would make the chair of the council of state university student body presidents the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University system, replacing the Florida Student Association president. 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BLASTFrom page A-1 Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser An explosion Saturday at 107 Kelly Road, Niceville, which killed one resident, was caused by "an alleged methamphetamine lab," according to a Niceville Police Department arrest report. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser City of Niceville employees and volunteers set up voting stations for early voting Oct. 23 at City Hall. Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election began Oct. 27 and will continue daily, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Nov. 3. Early voting will take place at Niceville City Hall through Saturday. Election Day is Nov. 6.

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NFSO Violin Concert The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra presents “The Violin Sings” Concert, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Featuring NFSO’s concertmaster and violin virtuoso, Leonid Yanovskiy, as he steps out of the orchestra to perform as a soloist for two jewels of the Russian violin literature. Tickets are $22.50 for adults, $16 for active duty military and youth ages 18 and under. NWFSC students may obtain one free admission per person at the box office. Contact 729-6000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org for tickets. Twin Cities Dessert Bunco Twin Cities Woman’s Club is hosting a dessert Bunco with a 50/50 raffle and door prizes Nov. 13, 1-3 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd., Niceville. Tickets are $20 and available at Bayou Books, Niceville. Contact Gail, 897-0460. Nutcracker at NWSFC The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) is celebrating 43 years of excellence by presenting The Nutcracker Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m., at The Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Tickets are $28 for adults and $14 for children and can be purchased at www.nfballet.org. Constitution workshop The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party will host an all day class on the US Constitution on Nov. 17., 9 a.m., Radiant Life Church, 100 Hart St., Niceville. The guest lecturer will be KrisAnne Hall, who travels throughout country to teach people about the Constitution. Students are free and a donation of $10 is suggested to cover lunch and the workshop. Seating is limited. Register at 729-2874. Woman s Club fundraiser Fort Walton Beach Woman’s Club will host a Chocoholic Frenzy, Nov. 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Westwood Atrium, 1001 Mar Walt Dr., Fort Walton Beach. There will be chocolate homemade goods, crafts and baked goods for sale. There will also be a number of vendors. The Note-A-Belles will sing. The annual fundraiser will benefit the FWB Woman’s Club’s many charities. Admission is $10. Contact Libby McSheehy, 8623263. Soccer league fundraiser The Niceville PAL Soccer League are selling raffle tickets for their sponsors, The Chevrolet Youth Soccer program, for a chance to win a 2013 Chevy Equinox or a 2013 Chevy Cruze. Tickets are $1 and on sale through Nov. 30. All proceeds go to the Niceville PAL Soccer League. The drawing will be held January 2013. Contact Howard Hill to purchase tickets at 678-2182 or howard_hill@cox.net. Yule of Yesteryear The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will present the Yule of Yesteryear, a traditional holiday celebration, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A Victorian Tea will be at 1:30 p.m., as well as Christmas shopping with craft vendors, Christmas choirs and food vendors, crafts for kids, and pictures with Santa.Page A-4 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive  Niceville  678-2514 Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon Find us on Mike TarbuckJeweler ~ OwnerD i am o n d W or k si nc Park Place Plaza | 323 Page Bacon Rd. | Mary Esther | 850-244-5252 IntroducingDiamondWorksJewelry.com Call for your private consultation.Corner of Partin & John Sims JIMSMITHOwner678-5999 in business18 YEARSSHOP LOCAL JEWELRY REPAIR WE BUY & SELL GOLD & SILVER JEWELRY THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith Billy Cook, 82, Bluewater Bay, retired “Romney, mainly because of the military. President Obama has cut the military budget, and I think Romney will do more for military families.” Romney. I didn t vote for Obama before, and I wouldn t do it now. Anybody but what we ve got.” “I ve never voted. My vote is just one among so many, so why bother?”Whom do you plan to vote for in the presidential election, and why?April Reichert, 28, Crestview, student Location: Niceville civic complex Steve Wolfe, 63, Miramar Beach, business professor Crystal Ross, 48, Fort Walton Beach, nanny Allison Sewell, 40, Niceville, stay-home momWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field.“Romney, because of the existing state of the economy. I m concerned about the federal debt, as well as about the annual deficit.” Romney. He has conservative values, and I believe as a Christian that this country needs to get back to God.” Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 22, 2012 through October 28, 2012. 3 Structure Fire19 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire5 Vehicle Crash 2 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 2 Illegal Burn4 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms2 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME SR 85..............................................Trash fire........................10/22/12.......................00:42 Hidden Lakes Dr.............................Structure fire..................10/22/12.......................01:16 Dolphin Point Rd............................Natural gas leak............10/22/12.......................09:34 W. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash.................10/22/12.......................13:19 Roberts Dr.......................................Medical..........................10/22/12.......................16:49 Hickory Ave.....................................Medical..........................10/22/12.......................17:40 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Alarm activation.............10/22/12.......................20:25 Azalea Dr........................................Medical..........................10/22/12.......................20:34 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical..........................10/23/12.......................16:30 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Illegal burn.....................10/23/12.......................23:05 Honeysuckle Way...........................Medical..........................10/24/12.......................02:40 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical..........................10/24/12.......................07:55 N. Palm Blvd...................................Brush fire.......................10/24/12.......................15:17 Valparaiso Blvd...............................Cancelled.......................10/24/12.......................15:43 E. College Blvd...............................Medical..........................10/24/12.......................16:03 W. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash.................10/24/12.......................19:54 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical..........................10/24/12.......................19:58 Honeysuckle Way...........................Medical..........................10/24/12.......................23:08 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash.................10/25/12.......................12:21 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Structure fire..................10/25/12.......................13:20 Palm Blvd./27 th St..........................Vehicle crash.................10/25/12.......................16:38 Redwood Avenue...........................Medical..........................10/25/12.......................20:17 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical..........................10/26/12.......................06:48 Reeves Street.................................Medical..........................10/26/12.......................08:54 Phyllis Avenue................................Medical..........................10/26/12.......................09:49 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical..........................10/26/12.......................11:41 Peachtree Way...............................Medical..........................10/26/12.......................14:46 Cottonwood Court..........................Medical..........................10/26/12.......................16:37 N. Partin Dr.....................................Alarm activation.............10/27/12.......................06:53 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash.................10/27/12.......................12:43 Sycamore Avenue..........................Cancelled.......................10/27/12.......................14:29 McEwen Drive................................Medical..........................10/27/12.......................19:08 Kelly Road.......................................Structure fire..................10/27/12.......................20:17 28 th Street......................................Medical..........................10/27/12.......................21:21 Als Drive..........................................Illegal burn.....................10/27/12.......................21:32 W. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical..........................10/28/12.......................12:45 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Chemical hazard...........10/28/12.......................16:25 Weekly Safety Tip: Test smoke detectors every month, following manufacturer’s directions, and replace batteries twice a year or whenever a detector “chirps” to signal low battery power. Never borrow a smoke detector battery for another use – a disabled detector can’t save your life. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook (850) 864-4735Holiday Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10a.m.-5p.m., Sat. 9a.m.-2 p.m.Willow Angels • Green Leaf Oils 50% OFF CHRISTMAS ITEMSRetro Metal Pedal Cars & Lawn Chairs Bargains! Deals! GIFT SHOP Local Raw Honey Tupelo Honey (Corner of Green Acres Rd. & Beverly St.) 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR NEWSPAPER DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville • 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks)

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ArrestsEdwina Pittman, unemployed, 45, of 282 Washington Ave. Apt. 14, Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police Oct. 19 on a charge of domestic violence battery. *** Joseph Morgan Baker, a powder coater, 42, of 8357 Pamlploma St., Navarre, was arrested by Valparaiso police Oct. 21 on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. *** Heather Michaelle Riedel, unemployed, 29, of 284 Montana Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 23 on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia that allegedly occurred May 9. *** Brandon Lee Hildebrand, 21, of 102 Nathey St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 17 on a contempt or court charge for violation of a domestic violence injunction. *** Sandra Irene Budner, 45, of 1447 Catmar Road, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 23 on a charge of battery. *** An 11-year-old girl of 1633 26th St., Niceville was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 17 on a charge of aggravated battery, domestic violence. *** Adam Blake Stephens, a construction worker, 31, of 101 Owen St., Villa Tasso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Sept. 17 on a violation of probation charge on a Walton County warrant for the original charge of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. *** Timothy Stephan Mesiner, a newspaper carrier, 54, of 403 Evans Road, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Sept. 19 on a charge of driving with a suspended license, habitual offender. *** Maria Guadalupe Sanchez, unemployed, 21, of 304 Reeves St. Lot C-11, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Sept. 21 on a charge of battery causing bodily harm. *** Jolene Hazel Belle, 45, of 615 Birkdale Circle, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Sept. 24 on misdemeanor worthless check charge related to a $61 check. *** Deborah June Pape, retired, 63, of 1344 Windward Circle, Niceville was arrested by sheriff's deputies Sept. 22 on charges of criminal mischief and grand theft. Pape allegedly destroyed a wooden lamp post and lantern worth $921.76. *** Michael Wayne Hipps, 49 of 188 E Edge Ave, Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Sept. 25 on two counts of misdemeanor worthless check charges. DUI arrestsBrandon Robert Stambaugh, 23, of 103 McKinnley St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI, knowingly driving with a suspended license and fleeing and eluding a police officer at College Boulevard, Niceville, Oct. 19 at 11:49 p.m. Allegedly, after talking with a police officer while still in his truck, Stambaugh accelerated abruptly out of the Mullet Festival Site parking lot onto College Boulevard and was followed by a different police officer. After "fish-tailing" down College Boulevard, Stambaugh headed east and accelerated away from the officer, frequently entering the lane of oncoming traffic and running several cars off the road. After nearly hitting an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office patrol car, Stambaugh ran his truck off the road at the curve of College Boulevard at Forest Road, stopping at the wood line. *** Craig Dean Purvis, 41, of 37 12th St., Shalimar, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at Mullet Festival Site, Niceville, Oct. 20 at 9:38 p.m. Purvis was also arrested on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. *** Roy Lane Warren Jr., 29, of 304 Reeves St. Lot C-7, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at 114 Edge Ave., Niceville, Oct. 24 at 12:07 a.m.TheftsA Niceville resident of the 1000 block of Rhonda Drive reported sometime Oct. 20-21 an unidentified person entered her vehicle without taking anything. *** A Valparaiso resident of the 300 block of Chicago Avenue reported his 1995 Chevrolet Z71 truck was stolen from his driveway by an unknown person Oct. 21. The man said the truck was locked but he had a spare set of keys in the toolbox in the bed of the truck which believed no one else knew of. The truck was later found in Valparaiso. *** A Valparaiso resident of the first block of Bayshore Point reported sometime Oct. 18-20 two kayaks worth a total of $800 and a set of aluminum paddles worth $80 were stolen from her property by an unknown person. Criminal MischiefA Niceville resident of the first block of Lincolnshire Drive reported Oct. 20 his neighbor's mailbox had been torn off its post. Fire Department ReportsThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 22, 2012 through October 28, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Hidden Lakes Dr........................Building fire.............................10/22/12....................02:57 Highway 20 East.......................Dispatched & cancelled.........10/22/12....................07:56 Parkwood Lane.........................Dispatched & cancelled.........10/22/12....................12:42 Glenlake Circle..........................EMS call.................................10/22/12....................19:03 N. White Point Rd.....................EMS call.................................10/22/12....................19:19 Glenlake Circle..........................EMS call.................................10/23/12....................13:03 Olde Post Road.........................Smoke detector activation.....10/24/12....................12:33 E. John Sims Pkwy...................Electrical wiring......................10/25/12....................13:24 Parkwood Lane.........................Unintentional transmission....10/25/12....................15:53 Cat Mar Road............................Dispatched & cancelled.........10/26/12....................17:45 Cat Mar Road............................Medical assist.........................10/27/12....................09:00 N. White Point Road.................EMS call.................................10/27/12....................09:27 Home Run Court.......................Dispatched & cancelled.........10/27/12....................14:06 Midland Court............................Dispatched & cancelled.........10/27/12....................14:34 Kelly Road.................................Building fire.............................10/27/12....................20:47 Marina Cove Drive....................Smoke detector activation.....10/28/12....................07:36 Bay Drive...................................Assist invalid...........................10/28/12....................11:14 Wright Circle..............................EMS call.................................10/28/12....................12:56 Antiqua Way..............................EMS call.................................10/28/12....................13:16 N. White Point Rd.....................EMS call.................................10/28/12....................14:09 N. White Point Rd.....................EMS call.................................10/28/12....................16:32 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.North Bay The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Page A-5 The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com Happy Halloween from your local independent insurance agent! 850-863-2153Fort Walton • Destin • NicevilleComprehensive Orthopaedic Care General Orthopaedics Total Joint Revision Sports Medicine General Podiatry Arthritis Prevention & Care Bone Density Scanning Complete Spine Care Total Joint Reconstruction Minimal Invasive Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery Full Body MRI Physical TherapyWilliam R. Marshall, MDOrthopaedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Joint ReplacementAll major insurance accepted, including Tricare Eight Board Certified Physicians Law Office of SAMUEL M. PEEK The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 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IO T A AT M R O F N I E R O M, I n o t g n i m o o l B B S F k n s a e r l a l n a e i l b a l i a v t a o s n e c i v r e Dr. Pappas is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Primary Care Sports Medicine. He completed medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Pappas has served in multiple roles as an Army family physician, attaining the rank of Colonel. He retired from the U.S. Army this year with over 27 years of active service.Call today for your appointment. (850) 243-7681 131 Magnolia Ave., SE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 Magnolia Medical Clinic, P.A.welcomesChris G. Pappas, MD FAAFP •ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!• Accepting Tricare Standard & Tricare For Life patients beginning November 1! • Accepting Primary Care Sports Medicine consultations. Specializing in Skin Cancer and Surgical Dermatology Procedures• Moh’s Micrographic Surgery • General Dermatology Evaluations • Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation • Laser Treatments, Pellev • Chemical Facial Peels ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS • SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE www.DermSurgCtr.com (850) 897-75464566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101, Niceville COMING SOON to Crestview & DestinDr. Scott Beals, D.O. F.A.A.D.Board Certified American Board of Dermatology Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 THEBAYBEACON For only $105.95 a week for 11 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool. DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!Each week customers will tell you all about it. Call 678-1080 today! ALL AROUND THE TOWN is one of the best read advertising sections available. It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 11 colorful well-designed ads.ADD ONE OR BOTH OF OUR MILITARY PAPERS AT HALF PRICE! A A L L L L A A R R O O U U N N D D T T H H E E T T O O W W N N Dr. Castaneda of Emerald Coast Family Medicine is a board-certified family physician dedicated to the comprehensive health care of the entire family. For more than 12 years, Dr. Castaneda has been ensuring the health of his patients, from newborns to seniors. During the past six years, he has developed an ongoing relationship with patients in Bluewater Bay, Valparaiso, Niceville and other surrounding communities. With an emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion, Dr. Castaneda aims to provide personal, inclusive and continuing care for individuals during all stages of life. Currently, his practice is accepting new patients. As a physician who provides care for entire families, Dr. Castaneda goes above and beyond expectations to develop a respectful and trusting patientdoctor relationship. His sincere warmth, kindness and engaged commitment toward his patients enables him to connect to them on a personal level. Dr. Castaneda and the entire staff at ECFM get to know their patients by thoroughly listening to medical concerns and following through by assisting with health care decisions. Trained in family medicine, Dr. Castaneda can provide diagnosis and treatment for a full range of health conditions and concerns. These include, but are not limited to, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cardio vascular screening, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, skin ailments, thyroid disorders, and mental health issues related to anxiety, depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. On-site ultrasound services provide added convenience to patients. In addition, well-child and adolescent check-ups are also available, to include school physicals, sports physicals and immunizations. Flu shots are also available for patients of ECFM. According to Dr. Castaneda, “Obesity leads to heart disease and diabetes and is closely approaching smoking as the leading cause of many cancers. Furthermore, due to genetic factors, obesity for most people is a chronic medical condition and should be treated as one.” And for these reasons, helping his patients with weight management is an important concern of Dr. Castaneda s. ECFM provides weight-loss management under his careful supervision. Dr. Castaneda has been successful in assisting patients achieve weight-loss goals through individually customized programs. Mike is a patient of Dr. Castaneda s who recently lost 90 pounds between July 2010 and February 2011. Now, nearly two years later, he maintains a healthy physique at 160 pounds through proper diet and exercise. This physiciansupervised weight-loss program Dr. Castaneda provides is an individually tailored, healthier alternative to yo-yo dieting on your own. ECFM accepts most forms of insurance and will process the paperwork for patients. Same-day appointments are available for acute care concerns, providing a time-effective alternative to long waits at the emergency room. Emerald Coast Family Medicine is located at 143 S. John Sims Parkway in Valparaiso between Lincoln and Washington avenues. 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He is a 2011 graduate of Niceville High School. *** Marine Corps Pvt. Kyle M. Rushing son of Louella and Matthew Rushing of Freeport, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. For 13 weeks, Rushing stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Rushing is a 2011 graduate of Freeport High School. *** Air Force Airman Jonathan J. King graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. King is the son of Jonathan and Monica King of Ohio Avenue, Valparaiso. He is a 2009 graduate of Niceville High School. *** Air Force Airman Andrew S. King graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. King is the son of Gordon King of Stephen Drive, Niceville. He is a 2007 graduate of Niceville High School. He earned an associate degree in 2010 from Northwest Florida State College. *** Air Force Airman Olin O. Enzor IV graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Enzor is the son of Olin Enzor of Lancaster Drive, Niceville, Fla., and Catherine Doty of Harmony Road, Powder Springs, Ga. He is a 2009 graduate of Carlton J. Kell High School, Marrietta, Ga. *** Navy Seaman Ryan J. Fitzpatrick son of Suesan J. and Jeffrey P. Fitzpatrick of Niceville, Fla., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Fitzpatrick completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. Fitzpatrick is a 2010 graduate of Niceville High School of Niceville, Fla. In the Service ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN

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By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The 25th annual three-day Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow will take place Nov. 2-4, and will be presented by Eglin Air Force Base and the Thunderbird Intertribal Council at the Mullet Festival site, corner of Highway 85 North and College Boulevard, Niceville. The alcohol free event will feature Native American dancers, drummers, craft demonstrations and Native American dance contests. Friday is Children’s Day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and the main powwow runs from 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with closing ceremonies at 4 p.m. Admission is $5 and $3 for ages 12 and under. Any handicapped child receives free admittance. The Thunderbird Intertribal council is a public charity, which functions with generous local support and Eglin Air Force Base to present the annual powwow as part of the Native American and Alaskan Heritage Month activities in November. Established in 1978, volunteers from Eglin organized the first powwow in late October on Foster Field, Eglin. The powwow is a gathering where both Native American and non-Native American people meet to dance, sing and socialize. It’s held each year to honor and respect Native American tradition and educate the local community about their culture. The word derives from the Narragansett word powwaw, meaning spiritual leader. Chairman and Director of the Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow Glenn Farmer said Eglin Air Force Base has been contributing to the powwow since its conception, but in recent years their financial help has decreased. With military cutbacks and the slow economy, the council has mostly been responsible for raising the powwow funds. “Eglin has given us about $800 this year and they supply the golf carts, equipment, dump-Single Handler’s Regatta winnersBy Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Bluewater Bay Marina and Budweiser sponsored the 19th annual Single Handler’s Regatta Oct. 13. Thirty-two boats were registered and 28 boats finished the race. The single handler’s race involves one person sailing the boat without using an engine. It was a Bermuda start from the Rocky Bayou “1” vicinity and a 10.3 nautical mile course around the Choctawhatchee Bay to finish back at the starting point. Mark Hunter, Niceville, finished in first place with his boat, Untamed, a J-22. Mickey Duvall, Niceville, finished in second place on Kahlua, an O’Day 28. Chris Pfledderer, Niceville, finished in third place on Boondoggle, a Lindbergh 28. The top 15 finishers received coolers and T-shirts. The band practiced their formation line-up for the Macy s Day parade, Oct. 23, at the Niceville High School practice field, across the street from Eagle Stadium. By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville High School Eagle Pride Marching Band has been working hard the past year and a half preparing for their upcoming trip, Nov 19-23, to the 86th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. “It was the only major parade in which the Niceville High School band hasn’t performed,” Dan Wooten said, the band’s director since 2003. The band’s last performance in a national event was at the 2008 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. This will be the first time any of the 2012 band students will march in such an iconic parade. A total of 421 people are headed to New York City from the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, Valparaiso, on Nov. 19. The 271 band and color guard members, chaperones, faculty and Niceville High’s Principal Marcus Chambers The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Native American tribes come from all over the southeast to participate and celebrate their heritage in the Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow. Chris Pfledderer, Niceville, sailing on the Choctawhatchee Bay, Oct. 13, in the 19th annual Single Handlers Regatta, placing third out of 28 sailors. NHS Band prepares for Macy s Parade Please see NHS, page B-4 Please see REGATTA, page B-4 850-863-2153Fort Walton • Destin • Niceville Dr. Watt provides exceptional care for Hand, Upper Extremity, Pediatrics, and General Orthopaedics. Fellowship trained at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida.IntroducingDr. James WattOrthopaedic Surgeon B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d aa y y , O O c c t t o o b b e e r r 3 3 1 1 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 225th annual Powwow to celebrate history Powwow Schedule Nov. 2-4Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.............Schools Visit 7 p.m.-10 p.m...........Grand Entry, Intertribal Dancing Saturday 9 a.m.........................Gates Open 10 a.m.–noon...........Craft Competition 1-5 p.m.....................Grand Entry, Intertribal Dancing, and Junior Contest Adult Exhibition Dancing 5-7 p.m.....................Supper Break 7 p.m.–till..................Grand Entry, Intertribal Dancing, Free Style, Adult Contest Sunday 9 a.m.........................Gates Open 10-11 a.m.................Church Service Noon.........................Grand Entry, Intertribal and Exhibition Dancing, Contest Winners awarded 4 p.m.........................Close Arena Please see POWWOW, page B-2

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By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer A group of artists and patrons of Artful Things, Niceville, have come together in an effort to keep the store from having to close after co-owner Candice Holeczko suffered a major stroke Sept. 24. According to her sister, Carole Atkinson, the doctor said she might never walk again. The sisters, residents of Valparaiso, ran the store alone because they couldn’t afford a staff. Atkinson had to close the store for a week after the incident and to her surprise the community took charge and reopened it. Since the stroke Bonni Hutton, an artist and customer, organized a volunteer schedule that would run Artful Things Tuesday through Saturday. The store is open limited hours, but it allows Atkinson time to take care of her sister while she recuperates at the West Florida Rehabilitation Institute, Pensacola. In addition, a fundraiser, organized by Sue Tarkin, one of Holeczko’s students, will take place Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at Artful Things, 1087 John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. According to Tarkin, all proceeds will be given to the sisters for their expenses. There will be art classes and demonstrations, card making, a children’s art class, face painting and more than 36 donated items to bid for in the silent auction that has already begun at the store. Some items donated are two rounds of golf at the Bluewater Bay Golf Course, golf lessons, a customized massage, a wine basket, a hand-made bracelet by Helen Blair and tabletop grill from Lowes. There will also be paintings valued at $600 donated by talented artists, such as Sue Tarkin, Jeanette Sherritze, Donna Munro and Charlotte Arnold. The silent auction ends Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each or five for $25 and can be purchased at Bayou Book Co., Niceville, and Artful Things. Food Depot, Publix and the Teachers Credit Union will donate food to grill at the fundraiser, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., for a $5 donation. Artful Things, opened in 2004, carries a variety of art supplies and beads. Holeczko offered classes in fine art, beading, mosaics, fused glass, silk painting and more. The store is best known for its custom framing and large selection of moldings. Holezcko taught for more than 35 years from Memphis, Tenn., to Los Angeles. The sisters moved to the Niceville area together in 2002 after Atkinson retired from her publishing career and Holeczko wanted to be closer to her two children. Originally from West Palm Beach, the sisters have enjoyed living in Valparaiso and working at the store full-time even though it has been difficult. Atkinson said it has always been hard to keep the store running because of hurricanes and economic decline. They had to cut back on retail because the business mainly relies on their classes and custom framing to succeed. In January of 2010 Holeczko was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat. AF increases the risk of stroke. Holeczko’s doctor wanted a cardiac ablation ordered, which is a procedure that can correct heart rhythm problems. Doctors were performing the procedure when complications occurred and they had to conduct open-heart surgery, Atkinson said. On one of her first outings after the surgery, Holeczko started to have the stroke in the car and was airlifted to West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. Atkinson said Holezck can still speak and her long-term memory is in great condition. She can remember everything from before the stroke. Holezko has been accepted at rehab for two more weeks. Atkinson is hoping she will come home soon as well as her friends and students she has taught in this town. “She’s moved a little and they had her standing up,” Tarkin said. “We are hoping she can walk with a walker someday.” and his family will take two chartered Boeing 747 planes to get to the parade, totaling 318 passengers. The 103 family and friends will take commercial planes and meet with the band group at scheduled events during the trip. The estimated cost of the entire trip is $600,000. The cost per person is $1,850 and includes lodging, airfare, transportation and food, except for three lunches. The Eagle Pride, one of the six high school bands in the nation chosen to march in this year’s Macy’s parade, have been balancing their school work and regular season band obligations as well as preparing for the parade. Wooten said the most challenging part of preparing for the parade has been responding to a changing membership from student relocations at the start of the new school year. He also said it has been difficult alternating between halftime and parade work, which extends the band’s workload considerably. The band began practicing their custom choreographed parade routine on Oct. 18 and continue their regular band practices on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Wednesday afternoons. They also have been busy raising funds for not only the trip, but for the band in general. Craig Ewing, president of the band booster club, has been there from the beginning preparing for this trip. He handled the preparing and sending of the band’s application in Jan. 2011, to organizing every trip detail. When Ewing and Wooten received the news of the band being chosen for the parade in March 2011, they kept it a secret. They called an assembly Apr. 28, 2011, to announce the news and the students cheered while confetti was shot out of tubes Ewing said. Through fundraising and financial assistance from the band for those who qualified, every student who wanted to go on the trip has been able to go. Students raised money by participating in bagging groceries, selling citrus, holiday gift wrapping at Belks, washing cars, operating concessions, and receiving donations from corporate sponsors. The band will have the chance to visit many sites, such as Liberty Island, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, Broadway shows “Wicked” and “Phantom of the Opera,” and Grand Central Station. They will also stop by Times Square and will take in the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Ewing has been busy printing out name tags, maps, chaperone instructions, and daily itineraries to make sure all the activities go as planned. He is making sure everyone is paired up with a group and chaperone to be as safe as possible in the city. “The kids started to get excited when they got to pick their 10 friends to walk through New York City with,” Ewing said. “There’s one chaperone to every 10 students. We are chaperoned to death.” There is also a family-style Thanksgiving meal including a DJ planned for the students, family and friends after the parade on Nov. 22. Caroline Sekas, the band booster in charge of uniforms, is also attached to the band because of personal experience. “I have my last child in band and she’s a senior,” Caroline Sekas said. “I feel it’s neat, because I did the parade 30 years ago when I was a senior at Fort Walton Beach.” With the trip less than a month away, a mandatory parent/student meeting is planned on Nov. 5 to review trip details, procedures and rules. Ewing said the uniforms and equipment were recently weighed and totaled 6,000 pounds. On Nov. 13-14, 4-7 p.m., the students will check-in their uniforms and pack them. There will be a practice departure and meet your chaperones night, Nov. 15, paired with a farewell performance to thank the community for all their support and donations, 7 p.m., at Eagle Stadium. On Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-noon, their luggage and instruments will be turned in and all that will be left to do is make sure they catch their flights. NHSFrom page B-1sters, PA system and tents” Farmer said,. “Last year the powwow cost us $23,154.18 to put on.” Farmer said all the proceeds go to pay for the festival itself. Any extra proceeds go back into next year’s fund which also pays for the prize money awarded to the winners of each dance contest, the Native American dancers and host drum groups. Tribes come from Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Mississippi to celebrate the powwow. The master of ceremonies, Ty Bell, Cherokee tribe, will travel from Georgia to participate in the event. It’s his job to announce the events and explain the dances. This year’s Head Man dancer, Mike Custard, and Head Lady dancer, Sherry Blackbear, will lead the grand entry into the arena followed by Junior Head Man, Christopher Fay, and Junior Head Lady, Cheyenne Daniel. It’s an honor to be chosen by the council. The grand entry signals the opening of that day’s dancing, storytelling, traditional drumming and singing. All area school children are invited to Children’s Day, Nov. 2, to participate with hands-on demonstrations by the Indian Temple Mound, Eglin Archeological and Valparaiso Heritage Museum. More than 1,500 children are expected to attend this year. The special children’s day performer will be Ed Winddancer, from the Nanticoke tribe. Children will be able to learn traditional Native American dancing and enjoy the storytelling, foods, handson displays and Indian crafts. The host drums of the powwow are primarily responsible for providing the dancer’s music. The host Northern drum group this year is the Na-MaWo-Chi, North Carolina, and the host Southern drum group is Red Bird Jr., Central Fla. The Native American dance contests start Friday at 6 p.m. and end Saturday at 12:45 p.m. The entry fee for adults 18 and older is $10, for juniors eight to 17 years old, $5 and small children are free to enter. Dancers can only register in one category and one age group. Proper regalia are required for each category and are required to be in all grand entrances. If any piece of regalia is dropped during the dance contest the dancer will be disqualified. The winning dancers must be in regalia when the prize money is awarded. The craft competition begins Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. This year there will be 25 craft vendors and five food vendors. Try some Native American food, such as buffalo burgers and fried bread. Some Native American crafts, traders and vendors include Rex Begaye’s Dineh Art, Spotted Pony Traders, Joseph Z’s Home Page, Crazy Crow Trading Post, Beadwork by The Mining Company, Marylyn’s Beading Page, Copper Coyote Beads, Ltd. Home Page, White Jay Beadery, Mountain Men and the Fur Trade. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY Garden Clubs attend meetingMembers of the Niceville and Valparaiso Garden Clubs attended the Fall Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, FFGC, District 1 meeting, Oct. 9, Pensacola Garden Center, 1850 N 9th Ave. Pictured is Mary McCann, left, new president of the Niceville Garden Club with Jan Sillik, FFGC president. Marie Harrison also received an award for outstanding member of the FFGC District 1. Beacon photo by Sarah ClausonNiceville High School Band members performing their halftime routine at the Choctaw football game, Sept. 28. Pictured from left: Bonni Hunt, Helen Blair and Rita Benz at Artful Things volunteering and preparing for the fundraiser, Nov. 3. Children s Day speaker, Ed Winddancer, will entertain the kids with storytelling and dancing, while dressed in regatta. POWWOWFrom page B-1 Candice Holeczko St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. “God’s work. Our hands.”1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study • 9:30am Celebration Service • 11:00am Discipleship • 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children • 6:00pm Community organizes fundraiser to save store 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

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French classes at library The Valparaiso Community Library is accepting new members for their two French classes that meet on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. The beginners’ class meets at 1:30 p.m. and the intermediate class at 3:30 p.m. The classes are free and open to high school students and adults. Contact the library at 729-5406. Halloween on the Hill Niceville Assembly of God is sponsoring their first “Halloween on the Hill” Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the North parking lot and sanctuary, 108 Florida 85. Children can trick-ortreat in a safe environment with the whole family, while enjoying an inflatable rock climbing wall/obstacle course, three bounce houses, an inflatable jousting arena or an inflatable 25foot tidal wave slide. Participate in carnival games, face painting, and crafts. There will be food, soft drinks and sweet tea available for purchase, plus candy for the children. Alzheimer s meeting Alzheimer’s Family Services holds their monthly support group meeting for family members or friends coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 214 S. Partin Dr. The support group is free and respite care is available. To register contact 478-7790 or www.AlzFamServ.org. Early release movie day The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite families and friends to the next Early Release Movie Day Nov. 1, 1:30 p.m. They will show Madagascar 3 and serve refreshments. 25th annual Powwow slated The 25th annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow will be presented by Eglin Air Force Base and the Thunderbird Intertribal Council at the Mullet Festival Grounds, Niceville, Nov. 2-4. The first day features Children’s Day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. All area school children are invited to participate with hands-on demonstrations by the Indian Temple Mound, Eglin Archeological, Valparaiso Heritage Museum, just to name a few. The alcohol free event will feature Native American dancers, drummers and craft demonstrations. The main powwow runs from 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with closing ceremonies at 4 p.m. www.thunderbirdpowwow.org/ Museum fundraiser Howl at the Moon is hosting a fundraiser for the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida Nov. 2., 7 p.m. doors open, show begins 8 p.m., 1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, Tickets are $10, which includes admission for one, one sponsored drink, and three raffle tickets. Advance ticket sales proceeds will go to the museum. Contact 678-2615. Sterling House workshop Sterling House Bluewater Bay is hosting a free presentation and discussion on dental health with Dr. Zapata, Niceville Family Dental, Nov. 2, 1011 a.m., 1551 Merchants Way, Niceville. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Register with Tabitha Ingermann, 729-3323. Church Arts and Crafts Fair St. Simon’s on the Sound will host its 38th Annual Arts and Craft Fair from Nov. 2-3 at 28 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach. Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., shop from more than 100 booths of handmade crafts. Stop by St. Simon’s bake shop, which features pepper jelly and Cajun pickles or try the Kitchen Cafe for snacks and lunch. Proceeds support local charities and admission is free. For more information contact Christine Watson, 6515001. Edge Elementary Festival Lula J. Edge Elementary School’s Fall Chili Festival Fundraiser will be held on Nov. 3, 3-6 p.m. on the front lawn of the school, 300 Hwy 85 N., Niceville. The festival will include live music by Three Bean Soup, vendor booths, craft making and graffiti wall, plus pie eating contests with a $5 entry fee. Niceville firefighters will be paying a visit with their mock safety house and fire truck. Tickets will be sold for the rock wall, inflatables, face painting, and Cartoons by a Deano-Caricature artist. Chili, gumbo and more will be available. Admission is free and open to the public. All proceeds will benefit Edge Elementary’s classrooms. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACONLibrary story time The Niceville Public Library will host a story time for children 3-5 years old on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m., at the Youth Services program room, 206 N. Partin Dr. Preschoolers will enjoy the featured story, “Not So Spooky Halloween” and other classics. Costumes are encouraged. Contact Christina, 2794863 Ext 1504. 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He gave up profootball to attend Harding University to pursue a preaching degree. He traveled all over preaching and teaching the gospel. Willie continues to be a “man on a mission” to seek out & save the lost is his heart’s burning desire. 850-678-2911 | 801 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville www.nicevillechurchofchrist.org | www .facebook.com/nicevillechurchofchrist Niceville golfer wins Quest TournamentThe 29th Bluewater Bay Member Quest Tournament was held Oct. 4-6 at The Bluewater Bay Golf Resort, 2000 Bluewater Boulevard, Niceville. Winner Buster Crabbe, right, with his playing partner and brother, Bruce Crabbe. Buster resides in Bluewater Bay and has been a club member for more than eight years.Courtesy Photo Niceville’s #1REAL ESTATE OFFICE

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Special recognition went to Bill Kaunzinger, 89, Niceville, on Gemeaux finishing in 27th place, and eighth place winner Kevin Prichard, 17, president of Niceville High School sailing team, finishing on Laser. The boats ranged from a 120 to 300 rating. The lower rated boats received a head start to make the race fair against the faster, higher rated boats. Bluewater Bay Marina has already begun planning for next year’s race. NWFSC IT Pro Camp a successBy Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Northwest Florida State College offered, for the first time, a free IT Pro Camp, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at the campus student services center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The one-day learning event was geared toward those working in the IT field and welcomed anyone who had an interest in computer science. All costs were paid by the event’s sponsors, including Microsoft, Northwest Florida State College, Sherlock Technology Staffing, TrainSignal, Bit-Wizards, Technology Integration Group (TIG), Cisco, and SHI. More than 140 people attended the event. There were 13 presenters and 16 presentations throughout the day. A primary presenter was 19-year Microsoft employee Blain Barton. There were slide decks and demonstrations that varied with each speaker. Some presentations included “Introduction to Windows 8” by Jeff Mitchell, Build and Manage a Server Core Infrastructure” by Adnan Cartwright, and “How to Impress the Hiring Manager” by Travis Foschini. Door prizes included an XBOX 360 system with Kinect Bundle from Microsoft, Amazon Kindle from SHI, and a TrainSignal coupon for a complimentary training course. “Our winners were really excited,” John Humphrey, Technology Support Services Manager and event organizer, said. “The XBOX 360 winner must not have had one, as he was so excited that he was jumping up and down and just about dancing.” To be eligible for the raffle of door prizes, each attendee had to submit a conference evaluation. The winners were randomly chosen from the stack of completed evaluations. Participants received a free breakfast, snacks and a sandwich lunch. After the event some of the attendees and presenters met at Dockside Caf and Oyster Bar, Niceville, to eat and socialize with one another. They discussed planning future events and starting an IT Professionals Group for Networking and Mutual Education. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Exchange Club presents awardsPictured from left: Rick Miller, president of the Niceville Exchange Club, presented Kevin MacDonald with the Firefighter of the Year award Oct. 9 at the club s bi-weekly meeting held at La Rumba, Niceville. Niceville Assistant Fire Chief Tony Lohrman was also present. Policeman of the Year Steve Richards was also added to the plaque at the Niceville Fire and Police Station Oct. 23. Dentist gives toothbrushesGulf Coast Dental s Dr. Steven G. Robinette, of Niceville, donated toothbrushes and dental supplies Oct. 26 to Plew Elementary students to promote a healthy and safe Halloween for Dental Health month. Master Gardener wins awardLeft, Bill Buckellew, Okaloosa County Master Gardener, Niceville, won the Personal Communications Award from Okaloosa County Residential Horticulture Agent and Director Larry Williams at the 32nd Annual Florida Master Gardener Conference Oct. 3, held at the Clearwater Beach Hilton, Clearwater. This award is a result of knowledgeably answering landscape questions pertinent to Northwest Florida. 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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. Bazaar booth rentals are still available for $35, contact kelleedali@yahoo.com. Artful Things fundraiser Artful Things will host a fundraiser for Candice Holeczko and her sister Carole Atkinson, owners of Artful Things, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1087 John Sims Pkwy. All proceeds will be donated to the owners. There will be art classes and demonstrations, card making, a Children’s art class and face painting. Donation drawing tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Tickets are available at Artful Things, Bayou Book Company, Niceville and Arts and Design Society, Contact 244-1271. EOD golf fundraiser Randall Cooke will host a golf tournament to raise funds in honor of EOD fallen soldier, Staff Sgt. Joseph D’Augustine, Nov. 3, 9 a.m., at Windswept Dunes Golf Course, 11 Clubhouse Drive, Freeport. Four-man scramble format and prizes will be awarded. Entry fee is $260 per team and lunch will be provided by 98 BBQ. All proceeds will go to a scholarship fund set up in D’Augustine’s name at Waldwick High School, NJ. To register or sponsor a hole contact Randall Cooke, 399-0307, or Windswept Dunes Golf Course, 8351847. Skippy Jon Jones The Mattie Kelly Arts Center presents “Skippy Jon Jones” as part of their nationally touring children’s shows geared to school groups, Nov. 5, 9:45-11:30 a.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Mainstage, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Admission is $6. Advance reservations are required for either groups or individuals. For reservations call 729-6065, 729-6000 or merrilld@nwfsc.edu. Drumline Live The Mattie Kelly Arts Center presents “Drumline Live,” Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Mainstage, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. On its fourth US tour, that brings an explosive energy of modern music to the rousing sounds of the marching band brass tradition, the cast has had years of training in marching band programs. Tickets are $35 each. Group discount of $5 off per ticket is available for groups of 10 or more. Group sales are by phone or in-person only. Contact 729-6000 or www.mat tiekellyartscenter.org for tickets. Annual Filipino Fiesta The Filipino American Association of Okaloosa County hosts the 35th Annual Barrio Fiesta Night on Nov. 10, 5:30 p.m., at the Niceville Community Center. The Philippine Performing Arts Company from Tampa will perform and retired Air Force Col. Howard Hill, former POW and school board commissioner, will speak on “Honoring Active and Retired Military Families.” Contact Vicenta Tate at 218-1175. Military members looking for volunteer hours contact Annie Sandalo Cameron, 586-1552 or email ajcrosewood@valp.net Christ golf tourney Christ Our Redeemer is sponsoring a golf tournament Nov. 10, shotgun start at noon, Eglin Golf Course, Niceville. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. The cost is $100 per golfer or $360 for a four-person team. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. There will be golf contests, awards, and prizes. Please contact Mike or Colleen Miller, 678-2116 or celebratecor@gmail.com. CALENDARFrom page B-9 TOYOTA TUNDRA CREW MAX LTD., 08 Excellent cond., loaded, bluetooth, nav. 20K miles, warranty. One owner. $29,700. 850-897-4164 Infiniti 2007 G35 Journey 4-door sedan. 25,200 miles. Excellent condition. Great buy for $20,000. ($3,775 less than NADA). Call now 850-678-3150. Drivers: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed. Lease to OwnNo Money Down. Call 888-880-5911. Large Niceville Duplex. 2/2. $800/mo. DD $800. Very nice, clean, new paint, W/D, yard. Close to Bases. Military Discount! 850-6994011 Crestview. Newly remodeled 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1290 sq.ft., pool. Non-smoking, Pets OK. $1000/month. Call 850-934-4154. Autos for Sale Help Wanted Homes for Rent EXPIRED Where to Turn to When Your Home Doesn t Sell the First Time. Before relisting your home, order Free Report that reveals 4 critical issues to ensure that your home sells fast and for top dollar. Free recorded message 1-866-234-3321 ID# 1012. Coldwell Banker United Realtors. REWARD! Light green cloth floppy hat lost in Rocky Bayou south of bridge. Multiple pins affixed. Sentimental Value Priceless. Call 279-4027 if found. The Beach Bashers travel baseball team, based in Panama City, are looking for players ages 8 thru 12 for the 2013 season. If interested, email jparker23@hotmail.com ASAP. 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. Miscellaneous Lost Homes for Sale Public Notices CLASSIFIEDS Beacon “Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!” KennyWilsonPainting30 Yrs. 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CALL US at678-1080Ad design & layout no extra charge. ADVERTISE HERE! WILSON MINGER AGENCY, INC.Niceville s Top-Selling Real Estate Office RENTALS AVAILABLE! Niceville, Crestview, Fort Walton and Navarre! One bedroom to five bedrooms from $450-$2500!Search online at: OurLocalRental.com Century 21Wilson Minger AgencyNiceville’s Top Selling Real Estate Office729-6504 1484 Hickory St.NicevilleWISE AVE.Niceville Offices 500SF1,000SFWarehouses 1,000SF6,000SF PRIME WAREHOUSE OR OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE For more information call897-6464 (850) 678-5178 &“TREAT”yourself to a FREE Current Market Analysis by a Carriage Hills Realty Agent! Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. CALL... (850) 678-51781821 John Sims Parkway • Niceville, FL 32578 www.CarriageHills.com • REALTOR@CarriageHills.com DN’T GET TRICKED! Help Wanted 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. 8250-678-1080 CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOURBEACON CLASSIFIED AD! Please write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20¢. Attach more paper if needed.MAIL : Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. DROP IN : The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center Office hours: 8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. E-MAIL : Classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. 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BE A C O N SP O R T SBE A C O N SPO R T S The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-6 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 THEBAYBEACON SPONSORED BY WALTON COUNTY DISTRICT 4 COMMISSIONER SARA COMANDER & WALTON COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS Dumpsters provided for Walton County residents to dump trash, yard debris, tires, appliances, and other miscellaneous items. A crew and equipment to off-load heavy items will be available. Recycling trailers will also be available for newsprint, glass, and aluminum. DO NOT BRING: POISONS, PESTICIDES, PAINTS, THINNERS, GASOLINE, AND OTHER FLAMMABLES. Community Clean Up DaySaturday, November 03, 2012At the Choctaw Beach Park On State Road 20 In the Choctaw Beach Community From 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM 908 S. Palm Blvd. Niceville www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.com• Comprehensive Family Care • Advanced Sterilization Techniques • Luma Arch Whitening In Office • Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding • Digital X Rays (Less Radiation Exposure)• Custom Crowns/Bridges • Implant Restoration • Gentle Nitrous Oxide • In Office Water Purification ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Keeping your teeth healthy, one visit at a time. RALFP. ZAPATA, D.D.S. THOMASGRANT, D.M.D.729 1223 Most Insurance Plans FiledWe would like to WELCOME Dr. Thomas Grant, D.M.D. to Niceville Family Dental and the community. Please call today for an appointment. 10-year-olds take tourneyA local soccer club, Real Athletic Development FC, won the 2012 Destin Rodeo soccer tournament in the U10 Boys gold division Oct. 20 and 21. From left: front, Ashlyn Fernandez, Carson Hickok and McCoy Lamb; back, Daniel Fadida, manager John Cross, Devin Vondenstein, Zeke Oswald, Theo Cross, Austin Paugh, David Mejia and coach Kevin Brink.Rocky Bayou offense shines, but Knights drop 41-35 gameSpecial to the Beacon Rocky Bayou Christian School showed plenty of offense on the gridiron again Friday against John Paul II, but the defense continued to falter as the Knights dropped a 41-35 decision in Tallahassee to bring their record to 2-6 on the season. Junior quarterback Tyler Paskell completed 20 of 48 pass attempts for 340 yards and five touchdowns, while junior Levi Derry rushed for 86 yards in 22 attempts, but it wasn’t enough to stop a relentless Panther team. The game was a shootout, as the teams combined for more than 700 yards of total offense. Rocky Bayou struck first on a short reception that turned into a 69-yard touchdown on its first drive. But the lead didn’t last long as JPII scored on a 22-yard drive off a bad punt, then took the lead on a 77-yard scoring pass play. The score was tied 21-21 at halftime, thanks to a blocked extra point attempt against the Knights. But the Panthers took the second-half opening kickoff and returned it 90 yards for a touchdown. It looked as if Rocky would tie the game again as it drove downfield and neared the end zone before an interception foiled the effort. As the game wound down, the Knights looked to be in decent shape until another interception stopped them in their tracks. On the defensive end, Senior Jacob Holcomb led the Knights with seven tackles, while senior Ben Phillips and Derry had five each. Rocky Bayou has its work cut out for it Friday as it faces Aucilla Christian at home. The Warriors are coming off a 47-7 drubbing of North Bay Haven Academy, to bring their record to 6-2 on the season.USTA tournament planned for Bluewater Tennis CenterThe USTA announced that Bluewater Bay Tennis Center will host the fourth annual USTA Men’s $10,000 Futures championship Nov. 2-11. The tournament, a USTA Pro Circuit event, is the largest tennis event on the Emerald Coast and has attracted a strong draw of international and American players competing for world-ranking points for qualification in the U.S. Open and other Grand Slam venues. Among the players will be Aden Kronk and Iden Jennings, tennis pros at the tennis center, Alan Colthrop of Bluewater Bay, Michael Malcek of Fort Walton Beach and Ben White of Shalimar. The field includes players from France, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom, according to tennis center officials. “There is great depth with the players signed up to compete, including a lot of young prospects like Great Britain’s Liam Broady who was a Junior Boys Singles finalist at Wimbledon,” said Kronk. “The top seeds are from France, Germany and the lead American is Chase Buchanan.” The field will feature 128 singles players from around the world and 16 doubles teams. Players ranked as high as No. 250 in the world typically compete in Futures-level events. The qualifying play begins November 2. Of the 128 players, eight will move into the Main Draw along with four wild card entries. Main Draw play commences on Nov. 6, when players fight for the coveted final singles and doubles slots. Main Draw Final Singles and Doubles begin Nov. 11. The final single men’s winner and winning doubles team receive ATP World Tour points and a portion of the $10,000. The tennis center will offer a free children’s clinic on Nov. 10 and free admission to all veterans on Nov. 11 in honor of their service. For tickets contact Bryce Cunningham at 897-8010 or b.cunningham@cliffdrysdale.com Aden Kronk, head tennis pro at Bluewater Bay Tennis Center, prepares to serve. Kronk and his coworker, Iden Jennings, will be among the professional tennis players competing in the Nov. 2-11 USTA tournament at the club. Photo by Martha LaGuardia-Kotite