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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: 11-07-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
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System ID: UF00099641:00195

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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Twin Cities organizations will hold events to mark Veterans Day, which falls on Sunday, Nov. 11, but will be observed by federal organizations Monday, Nov. 12. The Niceville Exchange Club will hold its 15th Annual "One Nation Under God" Veterans Day Prayer Breakfast Sunday, Nov. 11, at 8 a.m. at the AMVETS Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave, Valparaiso. Col. Sal Nodjomian, former commander of the 96th Air Base Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $3 and may be purchased by calling Carol Mullins-Hernandez at 2400616. Separately, the Twin Cities Veterans Council will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Doolittle Park, John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. A flyover by four F-16s of the 40th Flight Test Squadron from Eglin Air Force Base is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Col. Antonio T. Douglas, vice commander of the 96th Test Wing, will be the keynote speaker. Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold will also speak at the ceremony. "This ceremony gives us an opportunity to publicly thank veterans for their contribution to our country's future," Arnold said. "We owe a debt of gratitude to those who have ensured our country's safety." Local veterans and community organizations, city officials, students from local schools and members of Scout troops will present wreaths in honor of American veterans. the Air Force's 823rd RED HORSE squadron, was part of a team of mobile civil engineers who would enter hostile locations to construct barracks or make repairs to Air Force facilities. Because most non-flying, nonpolice Air Force personnel were not issued weapons, Bennett and his fellow RED HORSE engineers, along with a few security policemen, were the only armed men on base, their M-16 assault rifles near their beds. Bennett said the approaching Viet Cong gave themselves away. "One of them tripped and accidentally fired his rifle," Bennett said. "One of the security police heard it and sounded an alarm, and By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer In the early hours of Jan. 31, 1968, the Bien Hoa Air Base in South Vietnam was blanketed by a suspicious quiet. Two months earlier, North Vietnamese officials had announced that a cease-fire to observe the Tet Lunar New Year would occur at the end of January. However, the nature of the Vietnam War had taught American and South Vietnamese soldiers the danger of believing the enemy. So as the Americans at the Bien Hoa base slept, Viet Cong guerrillas creeping toward them through the moonless darkness were unexpected, but not unprepared for. Coy Bennett was ready. Bennett, a technical sergeant fromBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Kelly Windes means business. Windes, 66, new Okaloosa County commissioner for District 5, believes that his experience in business as a Destin charter boat captain is the attribute that will best help him work effectively on the governing board. "I saw where the board could use some perspective," Windes said. "I believe I will help bring business experience to the board." Windes bought his first charter boat over 40 years ago, and since then he has operated several businesses in the Destin area. He has been president of the Destin Fishing Fleet marina since its development in 1992 and still captains charter fishing trips on his vessel Sunrise. "It's a combination of perspectives," Windes said. "It's longevity, experience in tourism businessthat's really what the fishing business is, tourism and the real estate business. They give insights and a knowledge of the area's history." For this reason, Windes has By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Two men were arrested by Valparaiso police Oct. 26 on theft charges after telling a mechanic to bill $1,348 of truck repairs to a paving company which they falsely claimed employed them, according to police. Police were able to track the men down because the repair shop had noted the truck's license plate. Charles Kevin Harris, 47, of Holt and Carlton Jeremiah Jones, 37, of Troy, Ala., received tires and repairs for Jones' truck at the Firestone auto care shop, 125 S John Sims Parkway Sept. 26, according to the reports. They Vietnam vet recalls Tet battle T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, November 7, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 14 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Bring the little ones to story time featuring Sticky Stories, in the Youth Services program room, Niceville Public Library. Saturday, 10 a.m. Learn about Wikitree an Internet site for genealogy research, with Margaret Harris at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Leonid Yanovskiy will perform in The Violin Sings concert by the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville. Tickets are $22.50 for adults, $16 for active duty military and children under 18. Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. Snack on desserts at the Twin Cities Womans Club Dessert Bunco, with a 50/50 raffle and door prizes at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Niceville. Tickets are $20 and open to the public.Tues,, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Update your driving knowledge at AARPs driver safety class, at the Niceville Community Center. The class is free for veterans and military ID cardholders, $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. See Calendar, B-3. COMINGUP Please see WINDES, page A-5 Please see VET, page A-7 Truck tag leads cops to alleged scamsters Police BlotterPage A-6Windes says hell get down to businessVeterans Day ceremonies scheduled Zero-hour effortSen. Don Gaetz and family campaigned for his re-election Tuesday morning, Election Day, by waving to commuters at John Sims Parkway and Palm Boulevard, Niceville. With Gaetz (center), a Niceville Republican who is slated to become Senate president, are his wife, Vicky, and son, State Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican who was unopposed in his bid for re-election. The Beacon will publish local election results Nov. 14. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser A lasting lessonAs Veterans Day approaches, service members from all branches visited Ruckel Middle School Nov. 1 to teach students about honor and sacrifice and talk about their jobs in the military. They included, from left: Air Force Tsgt. Jasper Martin, Air Force SSgt. Steven Ibarra, Air Force 2nd Lt. Christina Merritt, Navy Cmdr. Joel Tessier, Airman 1C Cameron Janow and Marine Gunnery Sgt. Rafael Hernandez.Beacon photo by Anna Kavanaugh Coy Bennett Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Kelly Windes with photo of his charter fishing boat Sunrise. Charles K. Harris Carlton J. Jones Please see TRUCK, page A-3

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Standardized test scores recently released for high school students in the Okaloosa School District continue a pattern seen in scores from previous years: The Okaloosa County School District outscores state and national averages, while all three high schools in Niceville outscore the school district average. Students seeking to be admitted to college each year usually take one or both of two nationally-standardized college-entrance examinations, which college admissions officials use to predict the likelihood of a students future success at learning college-level academic subjects. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a reasoning skills exam that has three sections; one testing reading, math, and writing. Each part of the test is scored between 200 and 800. Test scores shown below compare national and state averages with those of local students. The American College Test is a curriculum-based achievement test that evaluates student skill and knowledge in four subject areas: English, math, science reasoning, and reading. ACT scores range from 1 to 36 on each of the four tests, as well as on a composite score averaging the four subject areas. ACT scores are also used to measure the percentage of students whose scores meet benchmarks indicating that they are ready to handle college-level academics in each subject. The scores can be used to compare individual schools, school districts, and states with nation-wide percentages of students considered ready for college based on their ACT scores. In this years test scores, all three high schools in the Niceville-Valparaiso community had higher average scores than did the Okaloosa County School District as a whole. The privately-operated Rocky Bayou Christian School did slightly better than Niceville High School, but was edged in most areas by the charter Collegiate High School operated by faculty at Northwest Florida State College. The Okaloosa County School District had higher scores than the state or national averages. Asked to comment on what this years scores mean for Okaloosa School District students, Alexis Tibbetts, outgoing Okaloosa County superintendent of schools, said, I thought they were great. Tibbetts said she is very pleased that Okaloosa students continue to outperform state and national averages. She added, however, that comparisons between this years scores and those from previous years may be difficult, as both the SAT and ACT have recently become more rigorous. Thus, she said, students taking this years tests may be performing better on tests than some of their predecessors, even if that does not appear in test scores. 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Ferdon Blvd. 682-5338 Call for a Smart Lens Evaluation with Dr. Darren PayneNeed Eye Glasses to Read?Smart LensesSM Area students score well in college-entrance testing allegedly told the shop that they worked for Anderson Columbia Paving, and that the company would pay for the work. According to Harris' sworn statement, Jones offered Harris $500 to cooperate in his scheme to provide false information. Harris allegedly listed his name as Joe Harris before driving away. According to the report, the Firestone shop later tried to collect from Harris and Jones as well as Anderson Columbia Paving without result. Valparaiso police Lt. James Hawkins said that after getting the license plate number from the Firestone shop he found the truck was registered to Jones. Hawkins found both Harris and Jones at Harris' Holt residence at 4504 Log Lake Road. According to an arrest report, "The investigation also revealed a similar attempt at another tire store in Valparaiso, using the name Joe Harris and providing the same false business phone number in order to obtain tires on a Ford F-150 truck, but further contact was never made with the defendants." Harris and Jones were released from Okaloosa County Jail Oct. 27 on $5,000 bond each. TRUCKFrom page A-1 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. 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Shrek the Musical Experience Shrek The Musical come to life Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The musical features book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Olivier Jeanine Tesori. Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased at the box office, 7296000, or http://mattiekellyartscenter.org. Baytown Wharf Skating Rink Ice skate at the public outdoor ice rink until Jan. 31, at the events plaza in Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin. On Nov. 8 bring a valid military ID and receive free zip line rides and ice skating. Its $10 for an hour and a half of skating and $2 to rent skates. The rink will be open Monday through Thursday, 3-9 p.m., Friday, 3-10 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. 10 p.m., and Sunday noon-6 p.m. The first hour each day is reserved for children ages 12 and under. For more information go to www.Sandestin.com/events Nunset Boulevard Join TV icon Cindy Williams, of the hit show Laverne and Shirley as she appears in the nationally touring comedy Nunset Boulevard, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Tickets are $35 each or receive a group discount of $5 off per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Purchase tickets at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org or 729-6000 or in person at the box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. NWFSC accepting students The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Northwest Florida State College is accepting applications for the January 2013 term until Nov. 30. Apply online at www.nwfsc.edu/RNtoBSN for the program, which offers the majority of its instruction through online courses to accommodate the working nurse. The program is housed at NWFSC, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. For information contact Dr. Beth Norton, RN, CNE, Director Bachelor of Science in Nursing 729-6444 or nortonb@nwfsc.edu. RBCS Marching Knights The Rocky Bayou Christian Academys Marching Knights will perform at the Crestview Downtown Christmas Parade Dec. 1, the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Community Christmas Parade Dec. 1, Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade Dec. 3 and the Destin Christmas Parade Dec. 8. Holiday Jubilee fundraiser OASIS, the Okaloosa AIDS Support and Informational Services, will host its Holiday Jubilee Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m., at Saint Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church, 307 Harbor Blvd., Destin. The evening will feature holiday snacks, festive beverages, seasonal musical entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 per person and proceeds will go to OASIS to assist those in the area affected by HIV or AIDS. To purchase tickets, donate auction items, or volunteer contact OASIS at 314-0950. Fiddler on the Roof Enjoy the Tony-Award winning musical Fiddler on the Roof Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Tickets are $45 each or receive a group discount of $5 off per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Group sales are by phone or in-person only. Purchase tickets at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org, 729-6000 or in person at the box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fall Honors Recital Northwest Florida State College Performing Arts Division will host its Honors Recital Dec. 7, 3 p.m., in the Tyler Recital Hall of the music wing, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The recital is free and open to the public. Participants are voted on by NWFSC Fine Arts faculty. For information contact the NWFSC Fine Arts Office at 7295382. NWFSO Holiday Pops Concert Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual Holiday Pops concert Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Celebrate the holiday season with performances of light classics, pops selections and the ever-popular carol sing-a-longs. The Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale joins the orchestra in this seasonal offering. Tickets are $22.50 each for adults, $16 for Active Duty Military and children 18 and under. NWFSC students may obtain one free admission per ID, in person from the box office. Purchase tickets at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org, 729-6000 or in person at the box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Tree concert First Baptist Church of Niceville presents its 27th Singing Christmas Tree concert, The Hope of Christmas, Dec. 7-8, 7 p.m. and Dec. 9, 3 p.m., at 622 Bayshore Drive, Niceville. Tickets are available at the churchs office or by mail for a $1 donation per ticket. Include your first and second choice of presentation, ticket money and a self-addressed stamped envelope when ordering by mail. Contact 678.4621 Destin Christmas Parade The 27th annual Destin Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m., beginning at the Downtown Destin Shopping Center, Hwy. 98 and Main St. and will proceed down Harbor Boulevard to Stahlman Avenue. This year's theme is Christmas past, present and future. The parade is open to the public. The pick up point will be at Nighttowns parking lot, 140 Palmetto St., Destin, for people who need a ride to the parade. Applications for participation are due no later than Nov. 30 to the community center, 101 Stahlman Ave., Destin. The entry fee will be a donation of toys at the time of application drop-off. Contact 654-5184 or email Yule of Yesteryear The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will present the Yule of Yesteryear, a traditional holiday celebration, Dec. 8, 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. Jerry Seinfeld show America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine Jan. 10, 7 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, as part of his 2013 international tour. Tickets are on sale now for $79.50 each, plus the box office processing fee at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org or 729-6000. Box office hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Page A-4 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Law Office ofSAMUEL M. PEEKThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 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ArrestsJozi Slayde Hammond, 18, of 513 S. 19th St., Lot 305, DeFuniak Springs, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 28 on a charge of battery. *** Dennis Dra'cal Henderson, 32, of 304 Reeves St., Lot B11, Niceville was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 28 on a charge of battery domestic violence causing bodily harm. *** Luther Grady Nash, 57, of 1321 S. Cedar Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 26 on a charge of battery. *** A 15-year-old Niceville boy, student, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 30 on charges of larceny and fraud illegal use of credit cards. Allegedly, the boy stole a Niceville man's wallet July 13 and used his debit card to buy a cell phone online. *** Emmanuel Sanchez Martinez, 31, of 1050 Partin Drive, Unit 1, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 28 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (cocaine). *** Micah Andrew Jeter, 19, of 300 Kazmira Court, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 25 on a charge of possession of narcotic equipment. The arresting officers found a glass pipe covered with marijuana residue in a lock box in Jeter's home. The officers searched Jeter's home after a neighbor called to report a smell of burning marijuana. *** Maurice Franklin Williams, 26, of 1763 Hopper St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Oct. 26 on a Madison County warrant for an original charge of violation of probation for the sale manufacture or delivery of cocaine. *** Matthew Dewayne Outlaw, a chef's assistant, 31, of 111 Cadillac Ave., Lot B, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Oct. 26 on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. Responding to an indecent exposure complaint, the arresting officer found Outlaw completely naked in a parking lot west of the Red Door Saloon, Destin. Outlaw fled on foot and was caught after running into a dead end in a church parking lot. *** Kirsten Kate CheramyFuglesmo, a fast-food car hop, 27, of 1623 16th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Oct. 25 on a charge of knowingly driving with a suspended license.DUI arrestsEmmanuel Sanchez Martinez, 31, of 1050 Partin Drive Unit 1, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at 406 E. John Sims Parkway Oct. 28 at 4:58 a.m. Martinez was also cited for driving with an expired license and failure to maintain a single lane. *** David Scott Stransky, 52, of 498 Kelly Place, DeFuniak Springs, was arrested by Valparaiso police for DUI at College Boulevard Oct. 27 at 7:49 p.m. Stransky was stopped by the arresting officer after his vehicle hit and killed a deer.TheftsA Niceville resident from the 500 block of 22nd Street reported an unknown person stole approximately $2,090 worth of items from her house Oct. 25. The thief allegedly took the items including a turkey fryer and a tile blade side grinder, and began selling them. *** A Niceville resident from the 1000 block of Pin Oak Circle, reported an unknown person stole her purse from her unlocked car Oct. 25. *** A Niceville resident from the 1000 block of Pin Oak Circle, reported an unknown person stole his 2004 Pontiac Montana van early Oct. 26. *** A Niceville resident from the 200 block of Cottonwood Court reported an unknown person used her debit card to make a $356.26 online purchase Oct. 13. *** A Niceville resident from the 300 block of Grand Oaks Drive reported an unknown person stole a .22 caliber pistol from his unlocked truck Oct. 26. *** 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. (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 29, 2012 through November 04, 2012. 0 Structure Fire15 Emergency Medical Calls 1 Vehicle Fire0 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn4 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME W. John Sims Pkwy...........................Medical.......................10/31/12.......................02:59 27th Street..........................................Medical.......................10/31/12.......................03:39 Tee Street...........................................Medical.......................10/31/12.......................07:45 Edge Ave./Valp...................................Life flight.....................10/31/12.......................11:16 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Cancelled...................10/31/12.......................13:11 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Vehicle fire..................11/01/12.......................14:11 Als Drive.............................................Medical.......................11/01/12.......................14:37 Kelly Road..........................................Service call.................11/01/12.......................15:02 Goldenrod Ct......................................Medical.......................11/02/12.......................02:36 Maple Ave...........................................Illegal burning.............11/02/12.......................11:13 Valparaiso Blvd...................................Medical.......................11/02/12.......................12:19 27th Street..........................................Lock out......................11/2/12.........................14:31 20th h Street........................................Medical.......................11/03/12.......................01:56 Bayshore Dr........................................Medical.......................11/03/12.......................13:54 Linden Ave..........................................Medical.......................11/03/12.......................15:28 Cedar Ave...........................................Medical.......................11/03/12.......................17:53 W. John Sims Pkwy...........................Medical.......................11/03/12.......................18:50 Courington Court................................Medical.......................11/03/12.......................23:55 Judith Ave...........................................Medical.......................11/04/12.......................08:37 23rd Street..........................................Medical.......................11/04/12.......................09:27 Nathey Ave.........................................Cancelled...................11/04/12.......................09:39 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical.......................11/04/12.......................10:49 Weekly Safety Tip: Use and store flammable liquids (e.g. pesticides, fertilizers, paint & gasoline) away from any source of heat or flame. Never smoke near flammable liquids. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook The East Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of October, 2012. Street Situation Date Time 48th Street..................................EMS call................................10/1/12..............04:57 PM Huntington Rd............................EMS call................................10/2/12..............06:17 PM Lanman Rd.................................EMS call................................10/3/12..............03:10 PM 25th Street..................................EMS call................................10/4/12..............02:45 PM Sycamore Ave............................System malfunction..............10/6/12..............10:30 AM Pine Ave......................................Prescribed fire.......................10/6/12..............09:53 PM Huntington Rd............................EMS call................................10/7/12..............02:51 AM Huntington Rd............................Assist invalid..........................10/7/12..............03:27 AM Magnolia Ave..............................False alarm............................10/12/12............12:34 PM W. John Sims Pkwy...................EMS call................................10/12/12............12:37 PM Bayshore Dr................................Cooking fire...........................10/12/12............04:07 PM Huntington Rd............................Assist invalid..........................10/12/12............06:06 PM Sycamore Ave............................Medical assist........................10/13/12............11:15 PM Callaway Dr................................EMS call................................10/14/12............09:20 PM N. Partin Dr.................................Dispatched & cancelled........10/16/12............04:54 AM Cottonwood Dr............................Dispatched & cancelled........10/16/12............06:31 AM Bayshore Dr................................Power line down....................10/19/12............05:51 AM Rain Tree Blvd............................False alarm............................10/19/12............07:01 AM 18th Street..................................EMS call................................10/20/12............10:12 PM SR 85 N......................................Dispatched & cancelled........10/21/12............12:42 AM SR 85 N......................................Vehicle accident....................10/21/12............12:55 AM 27th Street..................................EMS call................................10/21/12............01:57 AM Bayshore Dr................................EMS call................................10/21/12............03:58 AM Commercial Dr............................Unintentional transmission...10/21/12............03:47 PM Hidden Lakes Dr.........................Building fire............................10/22/12............02:58 AM Jason Dr......................................EMS call................................10/23/12............07:01 AM Keturah Ct...................................EMS call................................10/23/12............04:17 PM Olde Post Rd..............................Detector activation................10/24/12............12:33 PM Huntington Rd............................EMS call................................10/24/12............04:41 PM E. John Sims Pkwy....................EMS call................................10/24/12............07:58 PM E. John Sims Pkwy....................Arcing.....................................10/25/12............01:22 PM S. Palm Blvd...............................Extrication from vehicle.........10/25/12............04:40 PM W. John Sims Pkwy...................Vehicle accident....................10/27/12............12:44 PM Kelly Road..................................Building fire............................10/27/12............08:17 PM Marina Cove...............................Dispatched & cancelled........10/28/12............07:36 AM Beach Dr.....................................EMS call................................10/28/12............08:19 PM Callaway Dr................................EMS call................................10/29/12............09:26 PM Wava Ave....................................EMS call................................10/29/12............10:26 PM Visit our website at www.enfd.net.East Nicevile North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 29, 2012 through November 04, 2012. Street Situation Date Time E. Troon Drive....................EMS call........................................10/29/12....................11:12 Hickory Street....................Outside trash fire..........................10/29/12....................17:33 E. Highway 20...................Vehicle accident...........................10/30/12....................06:46 N. White Point Rd..............Medical..........................................10/30/12....................12:50 Evans Road.......................EMS call........................................10/31/12....................12:28 West Lake Ct.....................Medical..........................................10/31/12....................15:23 St. Vincent Cove................Medical..........................................11/01/12....................08:29 Choctawhatchee Dr...........Brush fire......................................11/01/12....................12:14 Als Drive.............................Dispatched & cancelled...............11/01/12....................14:38 N. White Point Rd..............Medical..........................................11/03/12....................00:14 Whitewood Way................Medical..........................................11/03/12....................01:16 Wright Circle......................Medical..........................................11/03/12....................12:06 Glen Eagles Dr..................Medical..........................................11/03/12....................15:51 Emerald Coast Pkwy.........Dispatched & cancelled...............11/03/12....................18:32 Ida Coon Circle..................Medical..........................................11/04/12....................09:36 Lancaster Dr......................Medical..........................................11/04/12....................10:55 W. Parkwood Ln................Alarm activation............................11/04/12....................14:34 Wright Circle......................Medical..........................................11/04/12....................23:19 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. http://www.century21wilsonminger.com 2011 CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CENTURY 21 IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OWNED BY CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE L LC. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMPANY. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED. NICEVILLE #1 REAL ESTATE OFFICE Page A-6 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 The Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso thanks their friends in Niceville, Valparaiso and Bluewater Bay for supporting the Kiwanis American Flag Program. Because of your support, we now have been able to provide scholarships to high school graduates, assist Niceville Sharing & Caring, mentor the Niceville High School Key Club and K-Kids at Edge Elementary, provide meals to the needy at Christmas and Thanksgiving and give assistance to the Emerald Coast Childrens Advocacy Center and Children in Crisis Village. Niceville/ValparaisoKiwanis ClubServing the Children of the WorldTo order our flag service, call 897-4396. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Heritage Gardens honors the memory of our veterans and your loved ones on this Veterans Day.

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when I heard that, that's when I got up and got on the line." Bennett said the air base was separated from the attackers by a six-foot chain-link fence topped with barbed wire, and surrounded by a 100-yard minefield, which the enemy crept through without setting off a single mine. "I don't know how they all got through without anything exploding," Bennett said. Bennett estimated he fought alongside around 200 men on that line. He never new how many Viet Cong attacked. "I wasn't interested in counting them," Bennett said. "I was interested in keeping myself alive." Bennett said a man next to him stood up during the firefight to take pictures. He wasn't a journalist, Bennett said, just an airman with a camera he had purchased at the nearby BX. "I told him, 'Sit down and shut up,'" Bennett said. "But he just kept standing there and taking pictures. Then a bullet came and hit him right between his damn eyes." The air base was receiving mortar and rocket fire. Bennett said the Viet Cong were attempting to destroy fuel tanks stored at the base. Historical accounts of the attack suggest that if the Viet Cong had taken Bien Hoa, it might have enabled them to take the South Vietnam capital, Saigon, 15 miles to the south. But the attack, part of the largest enemy offensive of the Vietnam War, in which an estimated 84,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers assaulted some 30 South Vietnamese cities and bases, was unsuccessful in taking and holding ground. Bennett recalled that as morning broke on the battlefield, light revealed the bodies of many Viet Cong strewn along the fence and concertina wire. "It looked like a clothesline," Bennett said. "One of the guys on the fence was a barber on base," Bennett said. "He'd cut my hair before." Bennett said the base would sometimes hire locals to work civilian jobs without knowing they were Viet Cong. The shock and size of the attacks has caused many to forget that America and South Vietnam technically won the Tet Offensive, killing perhaps 45,000 of the enemy and, with the notable exceptions of Hue and Khe Sanh, smashing nearly all of the assaults within days. The Tet Offensive was considered a propaganda victory for the Viet Cong, whose ability to launch coordinated, nationwide attacks had been badly underestimated by the U.S. and its South Vietnamese allies. The organization and ferocity demonstrated by the Viet Cong and Communist North Vietnamese led many Americans to believe the Vietnam War was unwinnable on the battlefield at reasonable cost, causing President Lyndon Johnson to halt the war's escalation. Two months later, Johnson renewed an offer to the North of "peace through negotiations," and told a stunned nation that he was ending his bid for re-election. Bennett said he and the others on the line at Bien Hoa received air support from what historical accounts identify as the 145th Combat Aviation Battalion and were relieved from the line at about 8 a.m. Bennett said his most difficult task in the ordeal, part of his second of three tours in the war, was writing a letter to the parents of the man who died taking pictures. "I was going to write the truth but [my commanding officer] wouldn't let me," Bennett said. "The colonel said, 'You've got to tell them he's a hero.'" In 1971, Bennett received leave to travel to the U.S. to attend his mother's funeral, returning afterward to Vietnam to serve the remaining four months of his final tour. He retired from the Air Force in 1975 and continued to do similar work as a civilian for the next 18 years, working as a structural engineer at Hurlburt Field. Bennett doesn't believe in excessive praise for individual achievement, but he feels recognition for fallen servicemen is necessary. "It's important to recognize those that have gone on," Bennett said. "I'm not for hollering about an individual, but we have to honor those who served and gave it all." The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THISCOLORFULSECTION, PUBLISHEDINCONVENIENTTABLOIDSIZETHATSEASYTOPULLOUTANDSAVE, ISANECONOMICALANDEFFECTIVEWAYTOREACHTHOUSANDSOFCONSUMERSATTHESTARTOFTHEHOLIDAYSHOPPINGSEASON!DONT BE LEFT OUT! CALL 678-1080 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY! ADVERTISERS: DON T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO REACH MORE HOLIDAY SHOPPERS! Deadline: Nov. 12 Publication: Nov. 21 Base papers pub. Nov. 16 Beacon Newspapers 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy. 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Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentAdvertising Director Beacon photo by Mike GriffithOde to autumnAs autumn colors near their peak, warm weather still drew people to Niceville s Turkey Creek boardwalk Sunday to swim, walk, and enjoy the sights of trees, wetlands, animals and crystal waters during the change of seasons. VETFrom page A-1Valparaiso VolunteerThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of October: Location Situation Date Time Grandview Ave...............................Vehicle accident..............10/2/12......................09:39 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Fire call.............................10/5/12......................12:19 S. John Sims Pkwy........................Fall....................................10/5/12......................12:42 Akron Street....................................Breathing problem...........10/7/12......................10:16 S. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle accident..............10/8/12......................16:10 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Chest pain........................10/8/12......................18:48 Andrew Dr.......................................Breathing problem...........10/9/12......................11:40 Hidden Cove Ln.............................Traumatic injury...............10/10/12...................15:25 S. Cedar Ave..................................Vehicle accident..............10/12/12...................14:07 Chicago Ave...................................Traumatic injury...............10/18/12...................10:53 Valparaiso Pkwy.............................Assault.............................10/19/12...................21:50 Edge Ave........................................Vehicle accident..............10/23/12...................19:07 W. John Sims Pkwy.......................Lifeflight standby..............10/24/12...................19:54 N. Bayshore Dr...............................Fall....................................10/27/12...................06:05 W. John Sims Pkwy.......................Lifeflight standby..............10/27/12...................20:17 Kelly Road......................................Structure fire....................10/27/12...................20:40 N. Bayshore Dr...............................Fire call.............................10/29/12...................04:01 Hwy. 85 S........................................Vehicle accident..............10/30/12...................15:36 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Fall....................................10/31/12...................11:02 N. Bayshore Dr...............................Assault.............................10/31/12...................23:42 Did you change the batteries in your smoke alarms when you change the clocks (time) on November 4 th ? A simple 9-volt battery could save your life! Call your Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department at 729-5410 if you have any questions or need assistance changing the batteries.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-8 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 THEBAYBEACONOne Hour Air takes pride in its on-time residential customer service to both Okaloosa and Walton County. Lenny Siers and his team have been in business for over 17 years and strive to provide their customers with the best service in the industry! During this time of the year most of the company s energy is devoted to fall inspections, and tune-ups, for both furnaces and heat pumps. Making sure your system is ready for that first real cold-snap is always a good idea, and can help protect you from an unpleasant surprise on a freezing night. One Hour s Tune-Up is normally priced at $99, but anyone who mentions this ad when booking their appointment in November will receive this service for only $49. That s a 50 percent savings! One hour also offers a maintenance program called the Comfort Club. The Comfort Club includes one heating system tuneup and one cooling system tuneup. 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Drumline Live was created by Don Roberts, the executive band consultant responsible for training the actors, writing the precision drills, and rehearsing the band for the Twentieth Century Fox hit movie Drumline. This stage spectacular is a performance sure to inspire young musicians, band members and the public alike. Tickets are still on sale for $35 each or $30 each for groups of 10 or more tickets purchased together. There is a $2 per ticket box office processing fee. For tickets, contact the Mattie Kelly Arts Center box office 729-6000 or 1-888-8382787 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or purchase online at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. Drumline Live comes to Niceville Experience Drumline Live Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, NWFSC, Niceville. The show features some of the best traditional marching band music in the U.S.

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By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Filipino American Association of Okaloosa County will hold its 35th annual Barrio Fiesta Nov. 10, 5:30 p.m., at the Niceville Community Center, to celebrate Filipino culture and promote camaraderie in the community. Organizing the fiesta is a major task. In some years the association hasnt been able to hold the fiesta. We didnt have it last year, association President Annie Cameron said. If you dont have people who are willing to help its hard to put on. More than 220 people from Niceville, Valparaiso, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola are scheduled to attend the celebration. There will be cultural dancing by the Tampa Philippine Performing Arts Company, singing, Filipino food and a pageant. USAF retiree Col. Howard Hill, former POW and school board member, will speak on Honoring the Active and Retired Military Families. VIP Military members from Duke Field and the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal will be in attendance as well as Niceville Mayor Randall Wise. The fiesta is something the Filipino community looks forward to and can remind them of their fiesta memories back home. Its lots of fun and food and entertainment, FAAO member Vicy Tate of Niceville said. In the Philippines we have a fiesta once a year and in every town. In the Philippines fiesta its customary to host games, Cameron said. One game is bamboo climbing, where the pole is greased and challengers have to climb to the top to get a prize. The fiesta is the FAAOs main fundraiser. Cameron said funds are raised by the fiestas presale tickets. Each year the fiesta is held, the association raises money for education as well as for the cost of the fiesta. The funds raised are used to buy books or computers for Okaloosa County schools or for elementary schools EngagementsKnutson-BowdenThe parents of Anthony James Knutson and Brittany Michelle Bowden are happy to announce the engagement of their children. Anthony is the business manager at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach. Brittany is the owner/stylist of The Savvy Brunette Salon in Freeport. They reside in Freeport, and plan their special day Oct. 19, 2013. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , N N o o v v e e m m b b e e r r 7 7 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 The wreath to be presented in Washington D.C., with 900 veteran s names on it. Filipino Americans to host Barrio Fiesta Please see FILIPINO, page B-6 FAAO members perform the Tinikling, the Philippines National Dance, by trying to avoid getting their feet caught by two bamboo sticks. Anthony Knutson and Brittany Bowden.Ruckel students to present wreath at Arlington Cemetery By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Ruckel Middle School eighth graders are headed to Washington D.C. from Nov. 913 for their annual class trip. In addition to exploring the historical destination, four of the 23 students taking part in the trip will lay a special wreath, made by Ruckel teacher Mrs. Dickey and Ruckel students, at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier on Veterans Day, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. Mrs. Deb Eller Ruckel U.S. history teacher, submitted a letter of request to the cemetery in April for consideration to participate in the Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony Nov. 11. The students received word they were selected in May. Weston Smith, Andrew Halladay, Luzan Prinsloo and Grace Smales were chosen as the four students who will participate in the laying of the wreath. The names were picked from a hat at a drawing held Oct. 16 at Ruckel Middle School. Its going to be fun, but pretty scary, Weston said. Almost no one remained seated at Ruckels Veterans Day Assembly Nov. 1 when Ruckel Principal Dr. Debra Collins Goolsby asked the active and retired military to stand up, as well as anyone who has had family or friends in the service. There was a section set Please see RUCKEL, page B-2 4.1 HOURS broken armat other ERs 850.269.1201WWW.FIRSTFLBANK.COMMember FDIC Where You Come First.A place that exudes Southern hospitality, attention to detail, a friendly atmosphere and customized service to meet your every need. Additional Products and Services include Business Loans, Remote Capture, Merchant Bankcard Services and more!Visit Mary Marcum Dark at our newest location in Niceville for all your mortgage needs. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Sorority brings back the 50sGamma Epsilon Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its meeting Oct. 20, at the Black Angus Steakhouse, Panama City. The theme was Rock and Roll of the 50s. Members from left: Joann Jones, Marge Ballon, Eunice Whitman, Linda Michalowski, Dianne Wilbur and Doris Olig. Deputies honored for saving lifeFrom left: Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley presenting Deputy Richard White and Deputy Tom Henry with Lifesaving Awards Nov. 1 for coming to the aid of an unconscious man at the Destin Commons Oct. 7. Sheriff Ashley said their quick actions were critical in preventing the man s death. Catholic Charities host fundraiserCatholic Charities of Northwest Florida held their annual Dogwood Gala fundraiser Oct. 5, at the Hurlburt Soundside Club, Hurlburt Field, which raised an estimated $30,000 or more. From left: Father Dominic Dat Tran of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Niceville, Niceville City Councilwoman Judy Boudreaux and Bob Underwood, Niceville resident. Students collect food for Sharing and CaringRocky Bayou Christian School s held its third annual Cans for Casual Day from Oct. 8-26 for Niceville s Sharing and Caring. Students collected 3,623 cans of food and in return could dress casually each Friday during the event. The class that collected the most cans will receive a pizza party.aside of more than 20 students who have a parent deployed. We are a huge military community and our students are elated by the opportunity to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty to their country, Eller said. But also to show their respect to those who continue to serve, many whom are family members to our students. Andrew said he was excited to be chosen for the ceremony because his father, retired Air Force, would be proud of him. Graces grandfather served in WWI, her parents served in the Air Force and her brother is enlisted in the Air Force as well. Westons grandfather and uncle are also veterans. The special wreath with 900 names on it was made with the help of Dickey, who started the Ruckel wreath project 20 years ago. Each year the wreaths are presented at the Veterans Memorial in Doolittle Park, Valparaiso, to honor service members. Kids didnt know why we had Veterans Day and I wanted to change that, Dickey said at the assembly. Every wreath honors family and friends by putting their names on the wreath. The Arlington Cemetery holds funeral ceremonies throughout the day that the public can attend. One of the most recognized ceremonies are state occasions where the president or his designee lays a wreath to mark the national observance of Veterans Day, Memorial Day or another occasion. As a general rule these take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Students hope to see the newly appointed president at the ceremony. President Obama presented a wreath at last years Veterans Day ceremony. The Tomb of the Unknowns, also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, is a monument dedicated to American service members who died without their remains being identified in WWI, WWII and the Korean conflict. The tomb is guarded 24 hours a day and 365 days a year by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment. A small percent of volunteers are accepted for this training and a fraction pass to become guards. The four students will walk down the 21 steps and place the dedicated Niceville wreath at the tomb Nov. 11, at 2:15 p.m. They will be escorted by the sergeant of the day and the ceremonial Taps will be played. The students will explore Jamestown, Williamsburg, Mt. Vernon, the Holocaust Museum and much more. They will also meet Ellers son, Air Force Maj. Thomas Eller, for a tour of the Pentagon. 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Coats for Christmas United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties is hosting their annual Coats for Kids at Christmas through Dec. 5. Drop off new or hardly worn coats at the following locations in the Twin Cities area: Bank of America, BankTrust, BB&T, BBVA Compass Banks, Beach Community Banks, Boeing Company, CCB Community Bank, Coastal Bank and Trusts, Covenant Hospice, Eglin Chapel, Eglin Federal Credit Unions, First City Bank, Northwest Florida State College, Okaloosa School District Office, Regions, Summit and Trustmark Banks, Twin Cities Hospital, and the YMCA. Library story time The Niceville Public Library will host a story time for children 35 years old Nov. 7 and 8, at 10:30 a.m., at the Youth Services program room, 206 N. Partin Dr. Preschoolers will enjoy Sticky Stories and other classics. Contact Christina, 279-4863 Ext 1504. Breast cancer fundraiser Sammys Pizza and Subs will host a breast cancer fundraiser at its shop Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., 4677 East Hwy. 20, Niceville. The shop will donate 10 percent of its sales to Brenda Winfree of Destin, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, to pay for her medical bills. Baked goods will also be for sale. Contact Sammy Poppwell 598-0543. 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.mattiekellyartscenter.orgfor tickets.Garden club meeting The Bluewater Bay Garden Club will hold a meeting Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m., at the Bluewater Bay Clubhouse, Bluewater Blvd., Niceville. Fred Bassett, a national certified hummingbird expert, will speak on the history of the hummingbird. Guests are welcome. Contact Esther Pursell, 897-7150. Donate blood at Eglin Northwest Florida Blood Services will host a blood drive on Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eglin 46th OSS, 501 Barrancas Ave., Eglin Air Force Base. Snacks and drinks will be provided to donators as well as a free t-shirt. Contact Lynda Krupka with questions, 862-4216 or Lynda.Krupka@oneblood.org. Native American story time The Eglin Base Library will host Native American story telling Nov. 9, 5 p.m. at Camp Robbins, across from the AAFES complex, Eglin Air Force Base. Bring the family to listen to Native-American tales, music and dancing around a campfire for free. Contact 882-5016. 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 member, will speak on Honoring Active and Retired Military Families. Contact Annie Sandalo Cameron for tickets, 586-1552 or email ajcrosewood@valp.net Genealogical meeting Visitors are welcome to the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa Countys monthly meeting Nov. 10, 10 a.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Dr, Valparaiso. Margaret Harris, renowned genealogist instructor, will present a program on Wikitree, an internet site for genealogy research and Jan Thomas will speak on Connecting Vital Records. Contact 678-2023. 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 fourperson 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. 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.orgfor tick ets.Alzheimers Workshop Chiropractic Associates will host a free workshop on Alzheimers and The Mind, by Dr. Dean Jacks, Nov. 12, 6:15 p.m., 705 W. John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. Dr. Jacks will discuss strategies to prevent Alzheimers. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by contacting 678-8048. 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 Book Co., Niceville. Contact Gail, 897-0460. AARP Drivers Safety Course In honor of Veterans Day AARP Driver Safety is offering a driving safety class to all members of the U.S. military ages 50 and older Nov. 13 and 14, 8:30-11:30 a.m., at the Niceville Community Center. Its a six hour, two-day course thats free for active duty, veterans, national guard and reserve soldiers and their spouses. For AARP members the cost is $12 per person and $14 for nonmembers. Space is limited. Sign up at the Niceville Library Reference Desk or contact 279-4863, Ext. 1504. Free lunchtime lecture Bring your lunch for The Heritage Museum of Northwest Floridas History Sandwiched-In Nov. 16, Noon-1 p.m., at 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Senior Captain Hamilton, Director of the Friends of the Governor Stone Inc. will lecture on the Schooner Governor Stone, a national historic landmark registered antique vessel built in 1877 and its contribution to the historic Gulf Coast communities. Space is limited. Register at 678-2615 Eglin Comedy Night Legends Sports Grill will host an adult stand-up comedy show Nov. 16, 7-8:30 p.m., at The Crossroads, Bldg. 825, Eglin Air Force Base. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Acts include Ian Gutoskie, Will Hagaman and Eric Gil. Tickets are $10 per person, or $15 for VIP tickets, which include preferred seating, an appetizer, and a beverage. Tickets may be purchased at Legends Sports Grill, 885-4634. Nutcracker at NWSFC The Northwest Florida Ballet 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, November 7, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Veterans Day breakfastThe Niceville Exchange Club will hold its 15th annual One Nation Under God Veterans Day Prayer Breakfast Nov. 11, 8 a.m., at the Valparaiso AMVETS Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso. Retired Col. Sal Nodjomian, former 96 Air Base Wing Commander of Eglin Air Force Base, will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased by contacting Carol Mullins-Hernandez, 2400616. Please see CALENDAR, page B-5 AdvertisementHow to Sell a House That Didn't SellBy Tina Starling NicevilleIf your home has just come off the market and hasn't sold, don't be discouraged. The reason your home did not sell may have nothing to do with your home or the market. In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties for sale. So Why Didn't Your Home Sell? Last year many of the homes listed for sale never sold at all, and many sellers found that there was a tremendous amount a homeowner needed to be educated on to sell their home for top dollar in the shortest time period. Don't risk making the wrong choices and losing both time and money on your investment. Before you hire a Realtor, know the right questions to ask to save you time and money. Industry experts have prepared a free special report called "How to Sell a House that Didn't Sell" which educates you on the issues involved. To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report call toll-free 1866-234-3321 and enter 1012. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to make sure your home sells the next time you list it for sale.Coldwell Banker United Realtors. Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract. Copyright 2012. Rocky Bayou seniors honoredAthletic Director Lisa Eaves presented Rocky Bayou Christian Academy seniors Drew Kirkpatrick and Rachel Mosley with the Wendys High School Heisman Award Oct. 23. To be eligible for this award students must display academic aptitude, athletic talent and community leadership.

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By Sarah Clauson Beacon correspondent The Eagles faced off against their district rival, the Bulldogs, Nov. 2, in Crestview. The stakes were as high as they could get, with a shot at the playoffs on the line. The Eagles needed to win and they won big. The 42-7 victory presented the Eagle team at their finest. With a less than stellar early season showing, the team had to turn around what looked to be a losing season, and their improvement was evident against the Bulldogs. The young Eagle defense, who had a rocky start to the season, gave a top notch performance that allowed the veteran offense to shine. The first points of the game came after a Crestview turnover in the second quarter with a touchdown by Tayjon Culley. He reached the end zone again and the Eagles went into halftime with a 14-0 lead. The defense continued to shut the Bulldogs down, while the offense racked up 14 more points in the third quarter with a completion by Tyree McCants, who dashed into the end zone for a 50-yard touchdown and a touchdown by Culley, his third of the game, who plowed across the line from the third yard line. The Bulldogs managed their only touchdown of the game late in the third. The Eagle scoring continued in the fourth quarter with a touchdown by Tyler Head and another by Ashton Hooker. We played fantastic, Eagles head coach John Hicks said. A tremendous defense, really outstanding, our resilience came back and we came together. The District two 6A race,was a tight one. Navarre kept a solid grasp on the No. 1 position, but runner-up was up for grabs. With only two spots in the playoffs, the Eagles had to win against Crestview, and Choctaw had to lose against Fort Walton Beach in order for the Eagles to move on. With a 3-2 record in district play, the Eagles will finish out their regular season this Friday against Bay before they gear up to fight the Milton Panthers Friday, Nov. 16, in the 6A Regional Semifinals. Beacon photos by Sarah Clauson Quarterback Andrew Mitchell on a keeper for 16 yards. Eagles defense brings down a Bulldog at the Nov. 2 game. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY 10U girls win softball spookfestThe Niceville girls High Intensity 10u-2002 softball team won the 2012 Troy University Spookfest Oct. 27 and 28. From left: front, Blakeleigh Eslinger, Kelby Barfield, Michaela Brocato, Mary Beloat and Daylyn Cadenhead; rear, coach Scott Summerlin, Paige-Ryleigh Whitaker, Mikhala Hampton, Hope Summerlin, Kasey Seeling, Kayla Melton and coach April Chapel. Local teams thrive in soccer rodeoFC Dallas-Emerald Coast was host club for the Destin Soccer Rodeo the weekend of Oct. 27-28. A record number of teams participated. FC Dallas Emerald Coast had 10 teams make the finals in their age groups, five of which won their championship game. Pictured is the 02 Girls Blue Team. From left: front, Abby Dooley; Anabel Barbee; Athena Hobbs; Kerrstin Embry and Ally Dooley; rear, coach Brianna Oeser; Peytynn Williams; Sienna Stone; Haley Shelton; Kaitlynn Williams and assistant coach Erin Aalmand. Niceville kickers win, now 2-0The Niceville High School women s soccer team. scored a 3-1 victory Halloween evening over Panama City Beach s Arnold High School. Niceville, coached by Michael Denton, is now 2-0 in regular season play. Adult soccer league registrationsAn adult outdoor soccer league for ages 18 and up is taking registrations until Dec. 20. One game per week, Jan. 6-Feb. 24, on Sunday afternoons at City of Niceville Softball Complex. Cost for Niceville residents$60 per player; non-residents $80 per player. Find a brochure pdf and register online at nicevilleumc.org/recreation.Baseball camp set at NWFSCA baseball camp for boys ages 7-14 will be held Nov. 19 and 20 at Northwest Florida State College. Daily work will be done on all of the fundamentals of baseball and taught in a setting that will educate and entertain players. The camp will be presented in full-day sessions, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $90. Camp instructors will include the coaching staff and players from the Northwest Florida State College Baseball team. For more information, call coach Doug Martin at 729-5268 or assistant coach Nick Fletcher at 729-6048. Briefs First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm St. Paul Lutheran & PreschoolSunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 21 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion Gods work. Our hands.1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com 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 From the minute I began working with the Bay Beacon in order to promote my acupuncture business, Emerald Coast Acupuncture, they were incredibly helpful, responsive and prompt. The Beacon assisted me in formatting an advertisement that represented my business well, including all of the pertinent information in a way that is well laid-out and eyecatching. While most of my business is currently word-of-mouth, I believe that getting our name out there and in the public's consciousness is very important and valuable. Since the Beacon reaches many people, it's good to know that, at the very least, many people who otherwise wouldn't know about us, are now aware that our business exists. I believe that advertising with the Beacon will eventually pay off, but like any flower that ever grows, the seed must first be planted and watered. I believe that advertising with the Beacon is planting and watering that seed, and working with the Beacon to do so has been an enjoyable experience.Advertising in the Bay Beacon gets results! Heres proof!Brian Snyder, Doctor of Oriental Medicine Owner, Emerald Coast Acupuncture Eagles beat Bulldogs 42-7

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso.(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. Bertie Higgins Concert Emerald Coast Concert Association presents Bertie Higgins, consummate stage performer, songwriter and vocalist, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium. Enjoy songs about living and loving in a tropical paradise. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and $10 for children 18 and under. For tickets contact 362-9356. 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, 862-3263. NWFSC Baseball camp Northwest Florida State College will host a baseball camp Nov. 19 and 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the NWFSC Raiders baseball field, Niceville. Expert coaching staff and players from the NWF State Baseball Team instruct participants about the fundamentals of baseball. Open to boys ages 7-14 for $90. Lunch is available for $5.Enroll at any NWFSC campus or center or at www.nwfraiders.org. Contact Coach Doug Martin, 7295268, or NWFS Athletics Office, 729-5379. 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. CALENDARFrom page B-3 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. REWARD! Light green cloth floppy hat lost in Rocky Bayou south of bridge. Multiple pins affixed. Sentimental Value Priceless. Call 2794027 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 & Found Autos for Sale Legal Notices Office Space Homes for Rent Homes for Rent CLASSIFIEDS Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted If you want Niceville, Valparaiso, & Bluewater Bay to know, say it in the Beacon. Call 678-1080 today! SEE NEWS HAPPENING? Call the Beacon Newspapers at (850) 678-1080. NEWSPAPER EDITOR Beacon Newspapers seeks a full-time editor to manage its three military weeklies: The Eglin Flyer, the Hurlburt Patriot, and the Green Beret. This editor assigns, compiles and edits news stories, prepares them and associated photos for publication, writes headlines, determines story placement, lays out the papers, and sees them through production to publication. This editor also assists in some aspects of production of the Bay Beacon, our community weekly for Niceville and Valparaiso. Applicants must be able to write quickly and accurately, and must display top-flight editing and proofreading skills. Candidates must be deadline-oriented, have an eye for detail, and be able to excel in a fast-paced news environment. Nonsmoking office. Competitive pay, commensurate with experience and aptitude. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, and IRA plan. Apply at Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. ADVERTISING SALES The Beacon Newspapers (The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot, The Green Beret) have an opening for a career-minded, full-time person to sell customers the benefits of newspaper advertising. Candidates should be upbeat, energetic, organized, self-starting and detail-oriented. Salary plus incentive. Mileage allowance. Benefits include IRA plan and paid vacation and holidays. Candidates must be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and have a reliable vehicle. We will train the right person. Apply in person at the Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. 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. 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Photo by Lisa DowningRBCS students show off spiritRocky Bayou Christian School ninth graders Kaitlyn Tiller, left, and Mandi Petros dress up as M&M s for Twin Day as part of homecoming spirit week on Oct. 30. in the Philippines. This year the funds will go to the costs of hiring the Filipino dancers to perform at the fiesta. The Philippine Performing Arts Company are essential to representing the traditions of the Philippines through dance, costumes and music. They are the No. 1 and best cultural dancers in the nation, compared to National Philippines Bayanihan Dance Company, Cameron said. They still have the traditional and original cultural dances. The 25 Filipino dancers will perform five dances during the event. These include the Spanish Suite Jota de Manila, the Muslim Suite Pangapik, and the Rural Suite Singkil, Tinikling and Subli dances. Tinikling is the Philippine national dance and is considered the oldest of the Filipino dances. The dance takes its name and movements from the tikling bird. Dancers imitate the birds grace and speed by skipping gracefully back and forth while trying to avoid getting their feet caught by two bamboo poles. Cameron said the dancers use only the beating of bamboo sticks and the bells on the dancers ankles to make music during this dance. There will also be a pageant held where a winner will be crowned Queen. There are four girl candidates ages 2 through 5, and four women candidates ages 40-78. The candidates volunteer themselves and have to raise $300 to participate. The dinner is buffet style and will consist of traditional Filipino food, such as pancit, lumpia and pork adobe, as well as American food, such as fried chicken. Tickets for the event are $20 and can still be purchased by contacting Cameron at 586-1552. No tickets will be sold at the door. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-6 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Two FAAO pageant candidates and members from the 2008 fiesta. FILIPINOFrom page B-1 Collegiate senior hailedYouth Chair Carol MullinsHernandez presented Alex Wagner, Collegiate High School senior, with the Niceville Exchange Club s Youth of the Month Award Oct. 23. Students are nominated by their schools and graded on a whole student score based on grade average, activities, community service and more. He is the son of Kendrick and Denise Wagner of Niceville. Niceville High School JROTC performed a routine for the Veterans Day Assembly Nov. 1, at Ruckel Middle School, Niceville. Speaker Col. Jason Denney gave a speech on what honor and sacrifice mean and mentioned military spouses, children, teachers and first responders, such as policemen and doctors, who also make sacrifices for their country. Beacon photos by Anna Kavanaugh Veterans visited Mr. Chatman s class and spoke about their jobs in the military. From left: from the Air Force Tsgt. Jasper Martin, 2nd Lt. Christina Merritt, SSgt. Steven Ibarra, A1C Cameron Janow, Navy Cmdr. Joel Tessier, and Marine Gunnery Sgt. Hernandez. 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 Service members speak at Ruckel Teachers and spectators at the assembly were overcome with emotion when Principal Goolsby sang Proud to be an American, while the children sang along.



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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Twin Cities organizations will hold events to mark Veterans Day, which falls on Sunday, Nov. 11, but will be observed by federal organizations Monday, Nov. 12. The Niceville Exchange Club will hold its 15th Annual "One Nation Under God" Veterans Day Prayer Breakfast Sunday, Nov. 11, at 8 a.m. at the AMVETS Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave, Valparaiso. Col. Sal Nodjomian, former commander of the 96th Air Base Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $3 and may be purchased by calling Carol Mullins-Hernandez at 2400616. Separately, the Twin Cities Veterans Council will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Doolittle Park, John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. A flyover by four F-16s of the 40th Flight Test Squadron from Eglin Air Force Base is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Col. Antonio T. Douglas, vice commander of the 96th Test Wing, will be the keynote speaker. Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold will also speak at the ceremony. "This ceremony gives us an opportunity to publicly thank veterans for their contribution to our country's future," Arnold said. "We owe a debt of gratitude to those who have ensured our country's safety." Local veterans and community organizations, city officials, students from local schools and members of Scout troops will present wreaths in honor of American veterans. the Air Force's 823rd RED HORSE squadron, was part of a team of mobile civil engineers who would enter hostile locations to construct barracks or make repairs to Air Force facilities. Because most non-flying, nonpolice Air Force personnel were not issued weapons, Bennett and his fellow RED HORSE engineers, along with a few security policemen, were the only armed men on base, their M-16 assault rifles near their beds. Bennett said the approaching Viet Cong gave themselves away. "One of them tripped and accidentally fired his rifle," Bennett said. "One of the security police heard it and sounded an alarm, and By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer In the early hours of Jan. 31, 1968, the Bien Hoa Air Base in South Vietnam was blanketed by a suspicious quiet. Two months earlier, North Vietnamese officials had announced that a cease-fire to observe the Tet Lunar New Year would occur at the end of January. However, the nature of the Vietnam War had taught American and South Vietnamese soldiers the danger of believing the enemy. So as the Americans at the Bien Hoa base slept, Viet Cong guerrillas creeping toward them through the moonless darkness were unexpected, but not unprepared for. Coy Bennett was ready. Bennett, a technical sergeant fromBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Kelly Windes means business. Windes, 66, new Okaloosa County commissioner for District 5, believes that his experience in business as a Destin charter boat captain is the attribute that will best help him work effectively on the governing board. "I saw where the board could use some perspective," Windes said. "I believe I will help bring business experience to the board." Windes bought his first charter boat over 40 years ago, and since then he has operated several businesses in the Destin area. He has been president of the Destin Fishing Fleet marina since its development in 1992 and still captains charter fishing trips on his vessel Sunrise. "It's a combination of perspectives," Windes said. "It's longevity, experience in tourism business—that's really what the fishing business is, tourism— and the real estate business. They give insights and a knowledge of the area's history." For this reason, Windes has By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Two men were arrested by Valparaiso police Oct. 26 on theft charges after telling a mechanic to bill $1,348 of truck repairs to a paving company which they falsely claimed employed them, according to police. Police were able to track the men down because the repair shop had noted the truck's license plate. Charles Kevin Harris, 47, of Holt and Carlton Jeremiah Jones, 37, of Troy, Ala., received tires and repairs for Jones' truck at the Firestone auto care shop, 125 S John Sims Parkway Sept. 26, according to the reports. They Vietnam vet recalls Tet battle 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, November 7, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 14 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Bring the little ones to story time featuring “Sticky Stories,” in the Youth Services program room, Niceville Public Library. Saturday, 10 a.m. Learn about “Wikitree” an Internet site for genealogy research, with Margaret Harris at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Leonid Yanovskiy will perform in “The Violin Sings” concert by the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville. Tickets are $22.50 for adults, $16 for active duty military and children under 18. Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. Snack on desserts at the Twin Cities Woman’s Club Dessert Bunco, with a 50/50 raffle and door prizes at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Niceville. Tickets are $20 and open to the public.Tues,, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Update your driving knowledge at AARP’s driver safety class at the Niceville Community Center. The class is free for veterans and military ID cardholders, $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. See Calendar, B-3. COMING UP Please see WINDES, page A-5 Please see VET, page A-7 Truck tag leads cops to alleged scamsters Police BlotterPage A-6Windes says he’ll get down to businessVeterans Day ceremonies scheduled Zero-hour effortSen. Don Gaetz and family campaigned for his re-election Tuesday morning, Election Day, by waving to commuters at John Sims Parkway and Palm Boulevard, Niceville. With Gaetz (center), a Niceville Republican who is slated to become Senate president, are his wife, Vicky, and son, State Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican who was unopposed in his bid for re-election. The Beacon will publish local election results Nov. 14. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser A lasting lessonAs Veterans Day approaches, service members from all branches visited Ruckel Middle School Nov. 1 to teach students about honor and sacrifice and talk about their jobs in the military. They included, from left: Air Force Tsgt. Jasper Martin, Air Force SSgt. Steven Ibarra, Air Force 2nd Lt. Christina Merritt, Navy Cmdr. Joel Tessier, Airman 1C Cameron Janow and Marine Gunnery Sgt. Rafael Hernandez.Beacon photo by Anna Kavanaugh Coy Bennett Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Kelly Windes with photo of his charter fishing boat Sunrise. Charles K. Harris Carlton J. Jones Please see TRUCK, page A-3

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Standardized test scores recently released for high school students in the Okaloosa School District continue a pattern seen in scores from previous years: The Okaloosa County School District outscores state and national averages, while all three high schools in Niceville outscore the school district average. Students seeking to be admitted to college each year usually take one or both of two nationally-standardized college-entrance examinations, which college admissions officials use to predict the likelihood of a student’s future success at learning college-level academic subjects. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a reasoning skills exam that has three sections; one testing reading, math, and writing. Each part of the test is scored between 200 and 800. Test scores shown below compare national and state averages with those of local students. The American College Test is a curriculum-based achievement test that evaluates student skill and knowledge in four subject areas: English, math, science reasoning, and reading. ACT scores range from 1 to 36 on each of the four tests, as well as on a composite score averaging the four subject areas. ACT scores are also used to measure the percentage of students whose scores meet benchmarks indicating that they are ready to handle college-level academics in each subject. The scores can be used to compare individual schools, school districts, and states with nation-wide percentages of students considered ready for college based on their ACT scores. In this year’s test scores, all three high schools in the Niceville-Valparaiso community had higher average scores than did the Okaloosa County School District as a whole. The privately-operated Rocky Bayou Christian School did slightly better than Niceville High School, but was edged in most areas by the charter Collegiate High School operated by faculty at Northwest Florida State College. The Okaloosa County School District had higher scores than the state or national averages. Asked to comment on what this year’s scores mean for Okaloosa School District students, Alexis Tibbetts, outgoing Okaloosa County superintendent of schools, said, “I thought they were great.” Tibbetts said she is very pleased that Okaloosa students continue to outperform state and national averages. She added, however, that comparisons between this year’s scores and those from previous years may be difficult, as both the SAT and ACT have recently become more rigorous. Thus, she said, students taking this year’s tests may be performing better on tests than some of their predecessors, even if that does not appear in test scores. 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According to an arrest report, "The investigation also revealed a similar attempt at another tire store in Valparaiso, using the name Joe Harris and providing the same false business phone number in order to obtain tires on a Ford F-150 truck, but further contact was never made with the defendants." Harris and Jones were released from Okaloosa County Jail Oct. 27 on $5,000 bond each. TRUCKFrom page A-1 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. 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Shrek the Musical Experience “Shrek The Musical” come to life Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The musical features book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Olivier Jeanine Tesori. Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased at the box office, 7296000, or http://mattiekellyartscenter.org. Baytown Wharf Skating Rink Ice skate at the public outdoor ice rink until Jan. 31, at the events plaza in Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin. On Nov. 8 bring a valid military ID and receive free zip line rides and ice skating. It’s $10 for an hour and a half of skating and $2 to rent skates. The rink will be open Monday through Thursday, 3-9 p.m., Friday, 3-10 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. 10 p.m., and Sunday noon-6 p.m. The first hour each day is reserved for children ages 12 and under. For more information go to www.Sandestin.com/events Nunset Boulevard Join TV icon Cindy Williams, of the hit show “Laverne and Shirley” as she appears in the nationally touring comedy “Nunset Boulevard,” Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Tickets are $35 each or receive a group discount of $5 off per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Purchase tickets at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org or 729-6000 or in person at the box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. NWFSC accepting students The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Northwest Florida State College is accepting applications for the January 2013 term until Nov. 30. Apply online at www.nwfsc.edu/RNtoBSN for the program, which offers the majority of its instruction through online courses to accommodate the working nurse. The program is housed at NWFSC, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. For information contact Dr. Beth Norton, RN, CNE, Director Bachelor of Science in Nursing 729-6444 or nortonb@nwfsc.edu. RBCS Marching Knights The Rocky Bayou Christian Academy’s Marching Knights will perform at the Crestview Downtown Christmas Parade Dec. 1, the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Community Christmas Parade Dec. 1, Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade Dec. 3 and the Destin Christmas Parade Dec. 8. Holiday Jubilee fundraiser OASIS, the Okaloosa AIDS Support and Informational Services, will host its Holiday Jubilee Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m., at Saint Andrew’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, 307 Harbor Blvd., Destin. The evening will feature holiday snacks, festive beverages, seasonal musical entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 per person and proceeds will go to OASIS to assist those in the area affected by HIV or AIDS. To purchase tickets, donate auction items, or volunteer contact OASIS at 314-0950. Fiddler on the Roof Enjoy the Tony-Award winning musical “Fiddler on the Roof” Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Tickets are $45 each or receive a group discount of $5 off per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Group sales are by phone or in-person only. Purchase tickets at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org, 729-6000 or in person at the box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fall Honors Recital Northwest Florida State College Performing Arts Division will host its Honors Recital Dec. 7, 3 p.m., in the Tyler Recital Hall of the music wing, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The recital is free and open to the public. Participants are voted on by NWFSC Fine Arts faculty. For information contact the NWFSC Fine Arts Office at 7295382. NWFSO Holiday Pops Concert Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual “Holiday Pops” concert Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Celebrate the holiday season with performances of light classics, pops selections and the ever-popular carol sing-a-longs. The Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale joins the orchestra in this seasonal offering. Tickets are $22.50 each for adults, $16 for Active Duty Military and children 18 and under. NWFSC students may obtain one free admission per ID, in person from the box office. Purchase tickets at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org, 729-6000 or in person at the box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Tree concert First Baptist Church of Niceville presents its 27th Singing Christmas Tree concert, “The Hope of Christmas,” Dec. 7-8, 7 p.m. and Dec. 9, 3 p.m., at 622 Bayshore Drive, Niceville. Tickets are available at the church’s office or by mail for a $1 donation per ticket. Include your first and second choice of presentation, ticket money and a self-addressed stamped envelope when ordering by mail. Contact 678.4621 Destin Christmas Parade The 27th annual Destin Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m., beginning at the Downtown Destin Shopping Center, Hwy. 98 and Main St. and will proceed down Harbor Boulevard to Stahlman Avenue. This year's theme is Christmas past, present and future. The parade is open to the public. The pick up point will be at Nighttown’s parking lot, 140 Palmetto St., Destin, for people who need a ride to the parade. Applications for participation are due no later than Nov. 30 to the community center, 101 Stahlman Ave., Destin. The entry fee will be a donation of toys at the time of application drop-off. Contact 654-5184 or email Yule of Yesteryear The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will present the Yule of Yesteryear, a traditional holiday celebration, Dec. 8, 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. Jerry Seinfeld show America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine Jan. 10, 7 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, as part of his 2013 international tour. Tickets are on sale now for $79.50 each, plus the box office processing fee at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org or 729-6000. Box office hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Page A-4 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 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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Limited Time Offer Join or renew by November 30 and get your annual membership for only $10. Call today! Niceville area: 729-9463 Fort Walton Beach area: 863-7590 Niceville Key Club hosts fundraiserThe Niceville High School Key Club held its first “Hunger Games” movie night Oct. 12, at Niceville High School, to collect dona tions for Sharing and Caring, Niceville. Admission was two cans of food or $3. Pictured left is vice-president of the NHS Key Club Ci ara Ordner and member Alise Snyders preparing to take the donations to Sharing and Caring. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR

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ArrestsJozi Slayde Hammond, 18, of 513 S. 19th St., Lot 305, DeFuniak Springs, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 28 on a charge of battery. *** Dennis Dra'cal Henderson, 32, of 304 Reeves St., Lot B11, Niceville was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 28 on a charge of battery domestic violence causing bodily harm. *** Luther Grady Nash, 57, of 1321 S. Cedar Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 26 on a charge of battery. *** A 15-year-old Niceville boy, student, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 30 on charges of larceny and fraud illegal use of credit cards. Allegedly, the boy stole a Niceville man's wallet July 13 and used his debit card to buy a cell phone online. *** Emmanuel Sanchez Martinez, 31, of 1050 Partin Drive, Unit 1, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 28 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription (cocaine). *** Micah Andrew Jeter, 19, of 300 Kazmira Court, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Oct. 25 on a charge of possession of narcotic equipment. The arresting officers found a glass pipe covered with marijuana residue in a lock box in Jeter's home. The officers searched Jeter's home after a neighbor called to report a smell of burning marijuana. *** Maurice Franklin Williams, 26, of 1763 Hopper St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Oct. 26 on a Madison County warrant for an original charge of violation of probation for the sale manufacture or delivery of cocaine. *** Matthew Dewayne Outlaw, a chef's assistant, 31, of 111 Cadillac Ave., Lot B, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Oct. 26 on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. Responding to an indecent exposure complaint, the arresting officer found Outlaw completely naked in a parking lot west of the Red Door Saloon, Destin. Outlaw fled on foot and was caught after running into a dead end in a church parking lot. *** Kirsten Kate CheramyFuglesmo, a fast-food car hop, 27, of 1623 16th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Oct. 25 on a charge of knowingly driving with a suspended license.DUI arrestsEmmanuel Sanchez Martinez, 31, of 1050 Partin Drive Unit 1, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at 406 E. John Sims Parkway Oct. 28 at 4:58 a.m. Martinez was also cited for driving with an expired license and failure to maintain a single lane. *** David Scott Stransky, 52, of 498 Kelly Place, DeFuniak Springs, was arrested by Valparaiso police for DUI at College Boulevard Oct. 27 at 7:49 p.m. Stransky was stopped by the arresting officer after his vehicle hit and killed a deer.TheftsA Niceville resident from the 500 block of 22nd Street reported an unknown person stole approximately $2,090 worth of items from her house Oct. 25. The thief allegedly took the items including a turkey fryer and a tile blade side grinder, and began selling them. *** A Niceville resident from the 1000 block of Pin Oak Circle, reported an unknown person stole her purse from her unlocked car Oct. 25. *** A Niceville resident from the 1000 block of Pin Oak Circle, reported an unknown person stole his 2004 Pontiac Montana van early Oct. 26. *** A Niceville resident from the 200 block of Cottonwood Court reported an unknown person used her debit card to make a $356.26 online purchase Oct. 13. *** A Niceville resident from the 300 block of Grand Oaks Drive reported an unknown person stole a .22 caliber pistol from his unlocked truck Oct. 26. *** 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. (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 29, 2012 through November 04, 2012. 0 Structure Fire15 Emergency Medical Calls 1 Vehicle Fire0 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn4 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME W. John Sims Pkwy...........................Medical.......................10/31/12.......................02:59 27th Street..........................................Medical.......................10/31/12.......................03:39 Tee Street...........................................Medical.......................10/31/12.......................07:45 Edge Ave./Valp...................................Life flight.....................10/31/12.......................11:16 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Cancelled...................10/31/12.......................13:11 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Vehicle fire..................11/01/12.......................14:11 Als Drive.............................................Medical.......................11/01/12.......................14:37 Kelly Road..........................................Service call.................11/01/12.......................15:02 Goldenrod Ct......................................Medical.......................11/02/12.......................02:36 Maple Ave...........................................Illegal burning.............11/02/12.......................11:13 Valparaiso Blvd...................................Medical.......................11/02/12.......................12:19 27th Street..........................................Lock out......................11/2/12.........................14:31 20th h Street........................................Medical.......................11/03/12.......................01:56 Bayshore Dr........................................Medical.......................11/03/12.......................13:54 Linden Ave..........................................Medical.......................11/03/12.......................15:28 Cedar Ave...........................................Medical.......................11/03/12.......................17:53 W. John Sims Pkwy...........................Medical.......................11/03/12.......................18:50 Courington Court................................Medical.......................11/03/12.......................23:55 Judith Ave...........................................Medical.......................11/04/12.......................08:37 23rd Street..........................................Medical.......................11/04/12.......................09:27 Nathey Ave.........................................Cancelled...................11/04/12.......................09:39 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical.......................11/04/12.......................10:49 Weekly Safety Tip: Use and store flammable liquids (e.g. pesticides, fertilizers, paint & gasoline) away from any source of heat or flame. Never smoke near flammable liquids. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook The East Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of October, 2012. Street Situation Date Time 48th Street..................................EMS call................................10/1/12..............04:57 PM Huntington Rd............................EMS call................................10/2/12..............06:17 PM Lanman Rd.................................EMS call................................10/3/12..............03:10 PM 25th Street..................................EMS call................................10/4/12..............02:45 PM Sycamore Ave............................System malfunction..............10/6/12..............10:30 AM Pine Ave......................................Prescribed fire.......................10/6/12..............09:53 PM Huntington Rd............................EMS call................................10/7/12..............02:51 AM Huntington Rd............................Assist invalid..........................10/7/12..............03:27 AM Magnolia Ave..............................False alarm............................10/12/12............12:34 PM W. John Sims Pkwy...................EMS call................................10/12/12............12:37 PM Bayshore Dr................................Cooking fire...........................10/12/12............04:07 PM Huntington Rd............................Assist invalid..........................10/12/12............06:06 PM Sycamore Ave............................Medical assist........................10/13/12............11:15 PM Callaway Dr................................EMS call................................10/14/12............09:20 PM N. Partin Dr.................................Dispatched & cancelled........10/16/12............04:54 AM Cottonwood Dr............................Dispatched & cancelled........10/16/12............06:31 AM Bayshore Dr................................Power line down....................10/19/12............05:51 AM Rain Tree Blvd............................False alarm............................10/19/12............07:01 AM 18th Street..................................EMS call................................10/20/12............10:12 PM SR 85 N......................................Dispatched & cancelled........10/21/12............12:42 AM SR 85 N......................................Vehicle accident....................10/21/12............12:55 AM 27th Street..................................EMS call................................10/21/12............01:57 AM Bayshore Dr................................EMS call................................10/21/12............03:58 AM Commercial Dr............................Unintentional transmission...10/21/12............03:47 PM Hidden Lakes Dr.........................Building fire............................10/22/12............02:58 AM Jason Dr......................................EMS call................................10/23/12............07:01 AM Keturah Ct...................................EMS call................................10/23/12............04:17 PM Olde Post Rd..............................Detector activation................10/24/12............12:33 PM Huntington Rd............................EMS call................................10/24/12............04:41 PM E. John Sims Pkwy....................EMS call................................10/24/12............07:58 PM E. John Sims Pkwy....................Arcing.....................................10/25/12............01:22 PM S. Palm Blvd...............................Extrication from vehicle.........10/25/12............04:40 PM W. John Sims Pkwy...................Vehicle accident....................10/27/12............12:44 PM Kelly Road..................................Building fire............................10/27/12............08:17 PM Marina Cove...............................Dispatched & cancelled........10/28/12............07:36 AM Beach Dr.....................................EMS call................................10/28/12............08:19 PM Callaway Dr................................EMS call................................10/29/12............09:26 PM Wava Ave....................................EMS call................................10/29/12............10:26 PM Visit our website at www.enfd.net.East Nicevile North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from October 29, 2012 through November 04, 2012. Street Situation Date Time E. Troon Drive....................EMS call........................................10/29/12....................11:12 Hickory Street....................Outside trash fire..........................10/29/12....................17:33 E. Highway 20...................Vehicle accident...........................10/30/12....................06:46 N. White Point Rd..............Medical..........................................10/30/12....................12:50 Evans Road.......................EMS call........................................10/31/12....................12:28 West Lake Ct.....................Medical..........................................10/31/12....................15:23 St. Vincent Cove................Medical..........................................11/01/12....................08:29 Choctawhatchee Dr...........Brush fire......................................11/01/12....................12:14 Als Drive.............................Dispatched & cancelled...............11/01/12....................14:38 N. White Point Rd..............Medical..........................................11/03/12....................00:14 Whitewood Way................Medical..........................................11/03/12....................01:16 Wright Circle......................Medical..........................................11/03/12....................12:06 Glen Eagles Dr..................Medical..........................................11/03/12....................15:51 Emerald Coast Pkwy.........Dispatched & cancelled...............11/03/12....................18:32 Ida Coon Circle..................Medical..........................................11/04/12....................09:36 Lancaster Dr......................Medical..........................................11/04/12....................10:55 W. Parkwood Ln................Alarm activation............................11/04/12....................14:34 Wright Circle......................Medical..........................................11/04/12....................23:19 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. http://www.century21wilsonminger.com 2011 CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CENTURY 21 IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OWNED BY CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE L LC. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMPANY. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED. NICEVILLE #1 REAL ESTATE OFFICE Page A-6 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 The Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso thanks their friends in Niceville, Valparaiso and Bluewater Bay for supporting the Kiwanis American Flag Program. Because of your support, we now have been able to provide scholarships to high school graduates, assist Niceville Sharing & Caring, mentor the Niceville High School Key Club and K-Kids at Edge Elementary, provide meals to the needy at Christmas and Thanksgiving and give assistance to the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and Children in Crisis Village. Niceville/ValparaisoKiwanis ClubServing the Children of the WorldTo order our flag service, call 897-4396. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Heritage Gardens honors the memory of our veterans and your loved ones on this Veterans Day.

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when I heard that, that's when I got up and got on the line." Bennett said the air base was separated from the attackers by a six-foot chain-link fence topped with barbed wire, and surrounded by a 100-yard minefield, which the enemy crept through without setting off a single mine. "I don't know how they all got through without anything exploding," Bennett said. Bennett estimated he fought alongside around 200 men on that line. He never new how many Viet Cong attacked. "I wasn't interested in counting them," Bennett said. "I was interested in keeping myself alive." Bennett said a man next to him stood up during the firefight to take pictures. He wasn't a journalist, Bennett said, just an airman with a camera he had purchased at the nearby BX. "I told him, 'Sit down and shut up,'" Bennett said. "But he just kept standing there and taking pictures. Then a bullet came and hit him right between his damn eyes." The air base was receiving mortar and rocket fire. Bennett said the Viet Cong were attempting to destroy fuel tanks stored at the base. Historical accounts of the attack suggest that if the Viet Cong had taken Bien Hoa, it might have enabled them to take the South Vietnam capital, Saigon, 15 miles to the south. But the attack, part of the largest enemy offensive of the Vietnam War, in which an estimated 84,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers assaulted some 30 South Vietnamese cities and bases, was unsuccessful in taking and holding ground. Bennett recalled that as morning broke on the battlefield, light revealed the bodies of many Viet Cong strewn along the fence and concertina wire. "It looked like a clothesline," Bennett said. "One of the guys on the fence was a barber on base," Bennett said. "He'd cut my hair before." Bennett said the base would sometimes hire locals to work civilian jobs without knowing they were Viet Cong. The shock and size of the attacks has caused many to forget that America and South Vietnam technically won the Tet Offensive, killing perhaps 45,000 of the enemy and, with the notable exceptions of Hue and Khe Sanh, smashing nearly all of the assaults within days. The Tet Offensive was considered a propaganda victory for the Viet Cong, whose ability to launch coordinated, nationwide attacks had been badly underestimated by the U.S. and its South Vietnamese allies. The organization and ferocity demonstrated by the Viet Cong and Communist North Vietnamese led many Americans to believe the Vietnam War was unwinnable on the battlefield at reasonable cost, causing President Lyndon Johnson to halt the war's escalation. Two months later, Johnson renewed an offer to the North of "peace through negotiations," and told a stunned nation that he was ending his bid for re-election. Bennett said he and the others on the line at Bien Hoa received air support from what historical accounts identify as the 145th Combat Aviation Battalion and were relieved from the line at about 8 a.m. Bennett said his most difficult task in the ordeal, part of his second of three tours in the war, was writing a letter to the parents of the man who died taking pictures. "I was going to write the truth but [my commanding officer] wouldn't let me," Bennett said. "The colonel said, 'You've got to tell them he's a hero.'" In 1971, Bennett received leave to travel to the U.S. to attend his mother's funeral, returning afterward to Vietnam to serve the remaining four months of his final tour. He retired from the Air Force in 1975 and continued to do similar work as a civilian for the next 18 years, working as a structural engineer at Hurlburt Field. Bennett doesn't believe in excessive praise for individual achievement, but he feels recognition for fallen servicemen is necessary. "It's important to recognize those that have gone on," Bennett said. "I'm not for hollering about an individual, but we have to honor those who served and gave it all." The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THISCOLORFULSECTION, PUBLISHEDINCONVENIENTTABLOIDSIZETHATSEASYTOPULLOUTANDSAVE, ISANECONOMICALANDEFFECTIVEWAYTOREACHTHOUSANDSOFCONSUMERSATTHESTARTOFTHEHOLIDAYSHOPPINGSEASON!DONT BE LEFT OUT! CALL 678-1080 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY! ADVERTISERS: DON  T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO REACH MORE HOLIDAY SHOPPERS! Deadline: Nov. 12 Publication: Nov. 21 Base papers pub. Nov. 16 Beacon Newspapers 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy. 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KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentAdvertising Director Beacon photo by Mike GriffithOde to autumnAs autumn colors near their peak, warm weather still drew people to Niceville s Turkey Creek boardwalk Sunday to swim, walk, and enjoy the sights of trees, wetlands, animals and crystal waters during the change of seasons. VETFrom page A-1Valparaiso VolunteerThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of October: Location Situation Date Time Grandview Ave...............................Vehicle accident..............10/2/12......................09:39 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Fire call.............................10/5/12......................12:19 S. John Sims Pkwy........................Fall....................................10/5/12......................12:42 Akron Street....................................Breathing problem...........10/7/12......................10:16 S. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle accident..............10/8/12......................16:10 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Chest pain........................10/8/12......................18:48 Andrew Dr.......................................Breathing problem...........10/9/12......................11:40 Hidden Cove Ln.............................Traumatic injury...............10/10/12...................15:25 S. Cedar Ave..................................Vehicle accident..............10/12/12...................14:07 Chicago Ave...................................Traumatic injury...............10/18/12...................10:53 Valparaiso Pkwy.............................Assault.............................10/19/12...................21:50 Edge Ave........................................Vehicle accident..............10/23/12...................19:07 W. John Sims Pkwy.......................Lifeflight standby..............10/24/12...................19:54 N. Bayshore Dr...............................Fall....................................10/27/12...................06:05 W. John Sims Pkwy.......................Lifeflight standby..............10/27/12...................20:17 Kelly Road......................................Structure fire....................10/27/12...................20:40 N. Bayshore Dr...............................Fire call.............................10/29/12...................04:01 Hwy. 85 S........................................Vehicle accident..............10/30/12...................15:36 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Fall....................................10/31/12...................11:02 N. Bayshore Dr...............................Assault.............................10/31/12...................23:42 Did you change the batteries in your smoke alarms when you change the clocks (time) on November 4 th ? A simple 9-volt battery could save your life! Call your Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department at 729-5410 if you have any questions or need assistance changing the batteries.

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The versatile cast of musicians and dancers have honed their precision and energy with years of training in marching band programs across the southern U.S. The show features an explosive mix of sounds, from the contemporary hip hop, R and B, and classic Motown tunes to the rousing sounds of the great brass tradition. “Drumline Live” was created by Don Roberts, the executive band consultant responsible for training the actors, writing the precision drills, and rehearsing the band for the Twentieth Century Fox hit movie “Drumline.” This stage spectacular is a performance sure to inspire young musicians, band members and the public alike. Tickets are still on sale for $35 each or $30 each for groups of 10 or more tickets purchased together. There is a $2 per ticket box office processing fee. For tickets, contact the Mattie Kelly Arts Center box office 729-6000 or 1-888-8382787 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or purchase online at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. ‘Drumline Live’ comes to Niceville Experience “Drumline Live” Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, NWFSC, Niceville. The show features some of the best traditional marching band music in the U.S.

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By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Filipino American Association of Okaloosa County will hold its 35th annual Barrio Fiesta Nov. 10, 5:30 p.m., at the Niceville Community Center, to celebrate Filipino culture and promote camaraderie in the community. Organizing the fiesta is a major task. In some years the association hasn’t been able to hold the fiesta. “We didn’t have it last year,” association President Annie Cameron said. “If you don’t have people who are willing to help it’s hard to put on.” More than 220 people from Niceville, Valparaiso, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola are scheduled to attend the celebration. There will be cultural dancing by the Tampa Philippine Performing Arts Company, singing, Filipino food and a pageant. USAF retiree Col. Howard Hill, former POW and school board member, will speak on “Honoring the Active and Retired Military Families.” VIP Military members from Duke Field and the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal will be in attendance as well as Niceville Mayor Randall Wise. The fiesta is something the Filipino community looks forward to and can remind them of their fiesta memories back home. “It’s lots of fun and food and entertainment,” FAAO member Vicy Tate of Niceville said. “In the Philippines we have a fiesta once a year and in every town.” In the Philippines fiesta it’s customary to host games, Cameron said. One game is bamboo climbing, where the pole is greased and challengers have to climb to the top to get a prize. The fiesta is the FAAO’s main fundraiser. Cameron said funds are raised by the fiesta’s presale tickets. Each year the fiesta is held, the association raises money for education as well as for the cost of the fiesta. The funds raised are used to buy books or computers for Okaloosa County schools or for elementary schools Engagements Knutson-BowdenThe parents of Anthony James Knutson and Brittany Michelle Bowden are happy to announce the engagement of their children. Anthony is the business manager at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach. Brittany is the owner/stylist of The Savvy Brunette Salon in Freeport. They reside in Freeport, and plan their special day Oct. 19, 2013. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d aa y y , N N o o v v e e m m b b e e r r 7 7 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 The wreath to be presented in Washington D.C., with 900 veteran s names on it. Filipino Americans to host Barrio Fiesta Please see FILIPINO, page B-6 FAAO members perform the “Tinikling,” the Philippines National Dance, by trying to avoid getting their feet caught by two bamboo sticks. Anthony Knutson and Brittany Bowden.Ruckel students to present wreath at Arlington Cemetery By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Ruckel Middle School eighth graders are headed to Washington D.C. from Nov. 913 for their annual class trip. In addition to exploring the historical destination, four of the 23 students taking part in the trip will lay a special wreath, made by Ruckel teacher Mrs. Dickey and Ruckel students, at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier on Veterans Day, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. Mrs. Deb Eller Ruckel U.S. history teacher, submitted a letter of request to the cemetery in April for consideration to participate in the Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony Nov. 11. The students received word they were selected in May. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Sorority brings back the 50sGamma Epsilon Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its meeting Oct. 20, at the Black Angus Steakhouse, Panama City. The theme was “Rock and Roll of the 50s.” Members from left: Joann Jones, Marge Ballon, Eunice Whitman, Linda Michalowski, Dianne Wilbur and Doris Olig. Deputies honored for saving lifeFrom left: Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley presenting Deputy Richard White and Deputy Tom Henry with Lifesaving Awards Nov. 1 for coming to the aid of an unconscious man at the Destin Commons Oct. 7. Sheriff Ashley said their quick actions were critical in preventing the man s death. Catholic Charities host fundraiserCatholic Charities of Northwest Florida held their annual Dogwood Gala fundraiser Oct. 5, at the Hurlburt Soundside Club, Hurlburt Field, which raised an estimated $30,000 or more. From left: Father Dominic Dat Tran of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Niceville, Niceville City Councilwoman Judy Boudreaux and Bob Underwood, Niceville resident. Students collect food for Sharing and CaringRocky Bayou Christian School s held its third annual “Cans for Casual Day” from Oct. 8-26 for Niceville s Sharing and Caring. Students collected 3,623 cans of food and in return could dress casually each Friday during the event. The class that collected the most cans will receive a pizza party.aside of more than 20 students who have a parent deployed. “We are a huge military community and our students are elated by the opportunity to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty to their country,” Eller said. “But also to show their respect to those who continue to serve, many whom are family members to our students.” Andrew said he was excited to be chosen for the ceremony because his father, retired Air Force, would be proud of him. Grace’s grandfather served in WWI, her parents served in the Air Force and her brother is enlisted in the Air Force as well. Weston’s grandfather and uncle are also veterans. The special wreath with 900 names on it was made with the help of Dickey, who started the Ruckel wreath project 20 years ago. Each year the wreaths are presented at the Veterans Memorial in Doolittle Park, Valparaiso, to honor service members. “Kids didn’t know why we had Veterans Day and I wanted to change that,” Dickey said at the assembly. “Every wreath honors family and friends by putting their names on the wreath.” The Arlington Cemetery holds funeral ceremonies throughout the day that the public can attend. One of the most recognized ceremonies are state occasions where the president or his designee lays a wreath to mark the national observance of Veterans Day, Memorial Day or another occasion. As a general rule these take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Students hope to see the newly appointed president at the ceremony. President Obama presented a wreath at last year’s Veterans Day ceremony. The Tomb of the Unknowns, also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, is a monument dedicated to American service members who died without their remains being identified in WWI, WWII and the Korean conflict. The tomb is guarded 24 hours a day and 365 days a year by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment. A small percent of volunteers are accepted for this training and a fraction pass to become guards. The four students will walk down the 21 steps and place the dedicated Niceville wreath at the tomb Nov. 11, at 2:15 p.m. They will be escorted by the sergeant of the day and the ceremonial “Taps” will be played. The students will explore Jamestown, Williamsburg, Mt. Vernon, the Holocaust Museum and much more. They will also meet Eller’s son, Air Force Maj. Thomas Eller, for a tour of the Pentagon. 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Coats for Christmas United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties is hosting their annual “Coats for Kids at Christmas” through Dec. 5. Drop off new or hardly worn coats at the following locations in the Twin Cities area: Bank of America, BankTrust, BB&T, BBVA Compass Banks, Beach Community Banks, Boeing Company, CCB Community Bank, Coastal Bank and Trusts, Covenant Hospice, Eglin Chapel, Eglin Federal Credit Unions, First City Bank, Northwest Florida State College, Okaloosa School District Office, Regions, Summit and Trustmark Banks, Twin Cities Hospital, and the YMCA. Library story time The Niceville Public Library will host a story time for children 35 years old Nov. 7 and 8, at 10:30 a.m., at the Youth Services program room, 206 N. Partin Dr. Preschoolers will enjoy “Sticky Stories” and other classics. Contact Christina, 279-4863 Ext 1504. Breast cancer fundraiser Sammy’s Pizza and Subs will host a breast cancer fundraiser at its shop Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., 4677 East Hwy. 20, Niceville. The shop will donate 10 percent of its sales to Brenda Winfree of Destin, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, to pay for her medical bills. Baked goods will also be for sale. Contact Sammy Poppwell 598-0543. 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.mattiekellyartscenter.orgfor tickets.Garden club meeting The Bluewater Bay Garden Club will hold a meeting Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m., at the Bluewater Bay Clubhouse, Bluewater Blvd., Niceville. Fred Bassett, a national certified hummingbird expert, will speak on the history of the hummingbird. Guests are welcome. Contact Esther Pursell, 897-7150. Donate blood at Eglin Northwest Florida Blood Services will host a blood drive on Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eglin 46th OSS, 501 Barrancas Ave., Eglin Air Force Base. Snacks and drinks will be provided to donators as well as a free t-shirt. Contact Lynda Krupka with questions, 862-4216 or Lynda.Krupka@oneblood.org. Native American story time The Eglin Base Library will host Native American story telling Nov. 9, 5 p.m. at Camp Robbins, across from the AAFES complex, Eglin Air Force Base. Bring the family to listen to Native-American tales, music and dancing around a campfire for free. Contact 882-5016. 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 member, will speak on “Honoring Active and Retired Military Families.” Contact Annie Sandalo Cameron for tickets, 586-1552 or email ajcrosewood@valp.net Genealogical meeting Visitors are welcome to the Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County’s monthly meeting Nov. 10, 10 a.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Dr, Valparaiso. Margaret Harris, renowned genealogist instructor, will present a program on “Wikitree”, an internet site for genealogy research and Jan Thomas will speak on “Connecting Vital Records.” Contact 678-2023. 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 fourperson 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. 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.orgfor tick ets.Alzheimer s Workshop Chiropractic Associates will host a free workshop on Alzheimer’s and The Mind, by Dr. Dean Jacks, Nov. 12, 6:15 p.m., 705 W. John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. Dr. Jacks will discuss strategies to prevent Alzheimer’s. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made by contacting 678-8048. 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 Book Co., Niceville. Contact Gail, 897-0460. AARP Drivers Safety Course In honor of Veteran’s Day AARP Driver Safety is offering a driving safety class to all members of the U.S. military ages 50 and older Nov. 13 and 14, 8:30-11:30 a.m., at the Niceville Community Center. It’s a six hour, two-day course that’s free for active duty, veterans, national guard and reserve soldiers and their spouses. For AARP members the cost is $12 per person and $14 for nonmembers. Space is limited. Sign up at the Niceville Library Reference Desk or contact 279-4863, Ext. 1504. Free lunchtime lecture Bring your lunch for The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida’s “History Sandwiched-In” Nov. 16, Noon-1 p.m., at 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Senior Captain Hamilton, Director of the Friends of the Governor Stone Inc. will lecture on the Schooner Governor Stone, a national historic landmark registered antique vessel built in 1877 and its contribution to the historic Gulf Coast communities. Space is limited. Register at 678-2615 Eglin Comedy Night Legends Sports Grill will host an adult stand-up comedy show Nov. 16, 7-8:30 p.m., at The Crossroads, Bldg. 825, Eglin Air Force Base. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Acts include Ian Gutoskie, Will Hagaman and Eric Gil. Tickets are $10 per person, or $15 for VIP tickets, which include preferred seating, an appetizer, and a beverage. Tickets may be purchased at Legends Sports Grill, 885-4634. Nutcracker at NWSFC The Northwest Florida Ballet 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, November 7, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Veterans Day breakfastThe Niceville Exchange Club will hold its 15th annual “One Nation Under God” Veterans Day Prayer Breakfast Nov. 11, 8 a.m., at the Valparaiso AMVETS Post 78, 910 Valastics Ave., Valparaiso. Retired Col. Sal Nodjomian, former 96 Air Base Wing Commander of Eglin Air Force Base, will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased by contacting Carol Mullins-Hernandez, 2400616. Please see CALENDAR, page B-5 AdvertisementHow to Sell a House That Didn't SellBy Tina Starling Niceville—If your home has just come off the market and hasn't sold, don't be discouraged. The reason your home did not sell may have nothing to do with your home or the market. In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties for sale. 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By Sarah Clauson Beacon correspondent The Eagles faced off against their district rival, the Bulldogs, Nov. 2, in Crestview. The stakes were as high as they could get, with a shot at the playoffs on the line. The Eagles needed to win and they won big. The 42-7 victory presented the Eagle team at their finest. With a less than stellar early season showing, the team had to turn around what looked to be a losing season, and their improvement was evident against the Bulldogs. The young Eagle defense, who had a rocky start to the season, gave a top notch performance that allowed the veteran offense to shine. The first points of the game came after a Crestview turnover in the second quarter with a touchdown by Tayjon Culley. He reached the end zone again and the Eagles went into halftime with a 14-0 lead. The defense continued to shut the Bulldogs down, while the offense racked up 14 more points in the third quarter with a completion by Tyree McCants, who dashed into the end zone for a 50-yard touchdown and a touchdown by Culley, his third of the game, who plowed across the line from the third yard line. The Bulldogs managed their only touchdown of the game late in the third. The Eagle scoring continued in the fourth quarter with a touchdown by Tyler Head and another by Ashton Hooker. “We played fantastic,” Eagles head coach John Hicks said. “A tremendous defense, really outstanding, our resilience came back and we came together.” The District two 6A race,was a tight one. Navarre kept a solid grasp on the No. 1 position, but runner-up was up for grabs. With only two spots in the playoffs, the Eagles had to win against Crestview, and Choctaw had to lose against Fort Walton Beach in order for the Eagles to move on. With a 3-2 record in district play, the Eagles will finish out their regular season this Friday against Bay before they gear up to fight the Milton Panthers Friday, Nov. 16, in the 6A Regional Semifinals. Beacon photos by Sarah Clauson Quarterback Andrew Mitchell on a keeper for 16 yards. Eagle s defense brings down a Bulldog at the Nov. 2 game. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY 10U girls win softball spookfest The Niceville girls High Intensity 10u-2002 softball team won the 2012 Troy University Spookfest Oct. 27 and 28. From left: front, Blakeleigh Eslinger, Kelby Barfield, Michaela Brocato, Mary Beloat and Daylyn Cadenhead; rear, coach Scott Summerlin, Paige-Ryleigh Whitaker, Mikhala Hampton, Hope Summerlin, Kasey Seeling, Kayla Melton and coach April Chapel. Local teams thrive in soccer rodeoFC Dallas-Emerald Coast was host club for the Destin Soccer Rodeo the weekend of Oct. 27-28. A record number of teams—89— participated. FC Dallas Emerald Coast had 10 teams make the finals in their age groups, five of which won their championship game. Pictured is the 02 Girls Blue Team. From left: front, Abby Dooley; Anabel Barbee; Athena Hobbs; Kerrstin Embry and Ally Dooley; rear, coach Brianna Oeser; Peytynn Williams; Sienna Stone; Haley Shelton; Kaitlynn Williams and assistant coach Erin Aalmand. Niceville kickers win, now 2-0The Niceville High School women s soccer team. scored a 3-1 victory Halloween evening over Panama City Beach s Arnold High School. Niceville, coached by Michael Denton, is now 2-0 in regular season play. Adult soccer league registrationsAn adult outdoor soccer league for ages 18 and up is taking registrations until Dec. 20. One game per week, Jan. 6-Feb. 24, on Sunday afternoons at City of Niceville Softball Complex. Cost for Niceville residents—$60 per player; non-residents— $80 per player. Find a brochure pdf and register online at nicevilleumc.org/recreation.Baseball camp set at NWFSCA baseball camp for boys ages 7-14 will be held Nov. 19 and 20 at Northwest Florida State College. Daily work will be done on all of the fundamentals of baseball and taught in a setting that will educate and entertain players. The camp will be presented in full-day sessions, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $90. Camp instructors will include the coaching staff and players from the Northwest Florida State College Baseball team. For more information, call coach Doug Martin at 729-5268 or assistant coach Nick Fletcher at 729-6048. Briefs First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study • 9:30am Celebration Service • 11:00am Discipleship • 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children • 6:00pm St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 21 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion “God’s work. Our hands.”1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com 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 From the minute I began working with the Bay Beacon in order to promote my acupuncture business, Emerald Coast Acupuncture, they were incredibly helpful, responsive and prompt. The Beacon assisted me in formatting an advertisement that represented my business well, including all of the pertinent information in a way that is well laid-out and eyecatching. While most of my business is currently word-of-mouth, I believe that getting our name out there and in the public's consciousness is very important and valuable. Since the Beacon reaches many people, it's good to know that, at the very least, many people who otherwise wouldn't know about us, are now aware that our business exists. I believe that advertising with the Beacon will eventually pay off, but like any flower that ever grows, the seed must first be planted and watered. I believe that advertising with the Beacon is planting and watering that seed, and working with the Beacon to do so has been an enjoyable experience.Advertising in the Bay Beacon gets results! Here’s proof!Brian Snyder, Doctor of Oriental Medicine Owner, Emerald Coast Acupuncture Eagles beat Bulldogs 42-7

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. (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. Bertie Higgins Concert Emerald Coast Concert Association presents Bertie Higgins, consummate stage performer, songwriter and vocalist, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium. Enjoy songs about living and loving in a tropical paradise. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and $10 for children 18 and under. For tickets contact 362-9356. 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, 862-3263. NWFSC Baseball camp Northwest Florida State College will host a baseball camp Nov. 19 and 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the NWFSC Raiders baseball field, Niceville. Expert coaching staff and players from the NWF State Baseball Team instruct participants about the fundamentals of baseball. Open to boys ages 7-14 for $90. Lunch is available for $5.Enroll at any NWFSC campus or center or at www.nwfraiders.org. Contact Coach Doug Martin, 7295268, or NWFS Athletics Office, 729-5379. 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. CALENDARFrom page B-3 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. REWARD! Light green cloth floppy hat lost in Rocky Bayou south of bridge. Multiple pins affixed. Sentimental Value Priceless. Call 2794027 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 & Found Autos for Sale Legal Notices Office Space Homes for Rent Homes for Rent CLASSIFIEDS Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted If you want Niceville, Valparaiso, & Bluewater Bay to know, say it in the Beacon. Call 678-1080 today! SEE NEWS HAPPENING? Call the Beacon Newspapers at (850) 678-1080. NEWSPAPER EDITOR Beacon Newspapers seeks a full-time editor to manage its three military weeklies: The Eglin Flyer, the Hurlburt Patriot, and the Green Beret. This editor assigns, compiles and edits news stories, prepares them and associated photos for publication, writes headlines, determines story placement, lays out the papers, and sees them through production to publication. This editor also assists in some aspects of production of the Bay Beacon, our community weekly for Niceville and Valparaiso. Applicants must be able to write quickly and accurately, and must display top-flight editing and proofreading skills. Candidates must be deadline-oriented, have an eye for detail, and be able to excel in a fast-paced news environment. Nonsmoking office. Competitive pay, commensurate with experience and aptitude. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, and IRA plan. Apply at Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. ADVERTISING SALES The Beacon Newspapers (The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot, The Green Beret) have an opening for a career-minded, full-time person to sell customers the benefits of newspaper advertising. Candidates should be upbeat, energetic, organized, self-starting and detail-oriented. Salary plus incentive. Mileage allowance. Benefits include IRA plan and paid vacation and holidays. Candidates must be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and have a reliable vehicle. We will train the right person. Apply in person at the Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville • 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) The Beacon’sReal Estate Marketplace“Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!” Large Niceville Duplex. 2/2. $800/mo. DD $800. Very nice, clean, new paint, W/D, yard. Close to Bases. Military Discount! 850-699-4011 Crestview. Newly remodeled 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1290 sq.ft., pool. Non-smoking, Pets OK. $1000/month. Call 850-934-4154. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, Destin. Great location, pool, large fenced yard, 2 car garage. Rent $1950 or buy $240K. 850-543-9014 Homes for Rent Rent or Sale Homes for Rent Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. 1821 John Sims Parkway Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-5178 www.CarriageHills.com Realtor@CarriageHills.com Contact Us Today! Home Ownership Unites Communities. 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Photo by Lisa DowningRBCS students show off spiritRocky Bayou Christian School ninth graders Kaitlyn Tiller, left, and Mandi Petros dress up as M&M s for “Twin Day” as part of homecoming spirit week on Oct. 30. in the Philippines. This year the funds will go to the costs of hiring the Filipino dancers to perform at the fiesta. The Philippine Performing Arts Company are essential to representing the traditions of the Philippines through dance, costumes and music. “They are the No. 1 and best cultural dancers in the nation, compared to National Philippines Bayanihan Dance Company,” Cameron said. “They still have the traditional and original cultural dances.” The 25 Filipino dancers will perform five dances during the event. These include the Spanish Suite Jota de Manila, the Muslim Suite Pangapik, and the Rural Suite Singkil, Tinikling and Subli dances. Tinikling is the Philippine national dance and is considered the oldest of the Filipino dances. The dance takes its name and movements from the “tikling” bird. Dancers imitate the bird’s grace and speed by skipping gracefully back and forth while trying to avoid getting their feet caught by two bamboo poles. Cameron said the dancers use only the beating of bamboo sticks and the bells on the dancers ankles to make music during this dance. There will also be a pageant held where a winner will be crowned Queen. There are four girl candidates ages 2 through 5, and four women candidates ages 40-78. The candidates volunteer themselves and have to raise $300 to participate. The dinner is buffet style and will consist of traditional Filipino food, such as pancit, lumpia and pork adobe, as well as American food, such as fried chicken. Tickets for the event are $20 and can still be purchased by contacting Cameron at 586-1552. No tickets will be sold at the door. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-6 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Two FAAO pageant candidates and members from the 2008 fiesta. FILIPINOFrom page B-1 Collegiate senior hailedYouth Chair Carol MullinsHernandez presented Alex Wagner, Collegiate High School senior, with the Niceville Exchange Club s Youth of the Month Award Oct. 23. Students are nominated by their schools and graded on a whole student score based on grade average, activities, community service and more. He is the son of Kendrick and Denise Wagner of Niceville. Niceville High School JROTC performed a routine for the Veterans Day Assembly Nov. 1, at Ruckel Middle School, Niceville. Speaker Col. Jason Denney gave a speech on what honor and sacrifice mean and mentioned military spouses, children, teachers and first responders, such as policemen and doctors, who also make sacrifices for their country. Beacon photos by Anna Kavanaugh Veterans visited Mr. Chatman s class and spoke about their jobs in the military. From left: from the Air Force Tsgt. Jasper Martin, 2nd Lt. Christina Merritt, SSgt. Steven Ibarra, A1C Cameron Janow, Navy Cmdr. Joel Tessier, and Marine Gunnery Sgt. Hernandez. 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 Service members speak at Ruckel Teachers and spectators at the assembly were overcome with emotion when Principal Goolsby sang “Proud to be an American,” while the children sang along.