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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: 11-14-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
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System ID: UF00099641:00196

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Christmas Lady. Until 2006, the show was featured in her Niceville yard and house. Then the city of Niceville told her the month-long event was disruptive to the neighborhood. She has had to find a new venue every year since. Visiting Animation in Motion' has been a part of my family's Christmas for many years, said Jeff Werner, whose own Christmas light show in his yard in Bluewater Bay draws many spectators. Were going to miss not being able to go this year. A number of obstacles have kept Lewis from hosting her show. She said she needs at least 5,000 square feet to display the Christmas items. Radiant Life Church in Niceville, where the past two displays were By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent A group of Bluewater Bay residents gathered last Wednesday afternoon for an informal ribbon cutting and celebration at the end of the new sidewalk recently completed along the west end of Bay Drive. The event marked the end of a campaign by nearby residents to get the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) and the Okaloosa County Commission to work together to build the sidewalk, which residents said is needed to ensure safety of bicyclists and pedestrians who previously had to walk or ride in the road. Among those attending were Kourtney and Karsen Kloos, ages 8 and 5, Amanda Schmidt, Terrie Azevedo, Neville Edenborough, Joan McCarthy, Susan Kloos, Doug Burgess, and Dale Blanchard. McCarthy, Burgess and Blanchard are board members of the MSBU, and Edenborough was a leader of the efforts by residents to get the sidewalk built. Following the ribbon cutting, Edenborough talked briefly about the sidewalk project as his neighbors enjoyed cookies and other refreshments.By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Christmas Lady, Debbie Lewis, has featured her annual Animation In Motion Christmas show for 17 years, usually in Niceville. In recent years, it has become difficult to secure a space for her large, lighted collection of animated dolls, nutcrackers and Christmas village, which draws many hundreds of visitors during the holiday season. This year, she says, her time and luck appear to have run out. We usually have five to six weeks to plan, Lewis said Friday. With 20 days or so left, I just dont think we can do it. The display has been an annual event, since 1994, earning Lewis, a real estate agent, the nicknameBeacon Correspondent The Nov. 6 general election saw incumbents, with some exceptions, retain their federal, state and local posts. One of the newcomers to local politics is Tricia Brunson, who defeated incumbent Leonard Martin for the East Niceville Fire District Group 5 seat. Brunson, the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce president, was pleased that she won. I didnt really run because I saw problems, said Brunson. I just wanted to help my neighbors. Looking at a map of the fire district, she noticed that all five members of its elected governing board resided south of John Sims Parkway, although most of the district's territory lies north of the highway. Brunson, being from the north side, in the Rocky Bayou community, thought it would be useful if households in her part of the fire district had a direct voice. It just made sense because theyre a large portion of its tax base, she said. The self-governing fire district encompasses the area north and east of the Niceville city limits, to the Rocky Bayou waterway. Separately, of the three Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit Board of Directors seats on the Nov. 6 ballot, one went to challenger Outlook dim for Christmas Ladys display 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 14, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Friday, noon-1 p.m. Bring and enjoy a lunch while listening to a boat history lecture at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Round up your animals for a pet nail trim at the Parkway Veterinarian Hospitals fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society, Niceville. Saturday, 9 a.m. Learn all about the U.S. Constitution with expert KrisAnne Hall at Radiant Life Church Niceville. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the Northwest Florida Ballets 43 years with the holiday tradition of The Nutcracker, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville. Monday, 7:30 p.m. Take the kids to laugh and sing in Shrek the Musical , at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville. See Calendar, B-3. COMINGUP Please see DISPLAY, page A-6 Please see ELECTION, page A-5 Where the sidewalk used to end Police BlotterPage A-4 An informal ceremony was held Nov. 7 to mark the opening of a sidewalk near the west end of Bay Drive, Bluewater Bay. It was built in a joint venture of the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit and Okaloosa County. Tricia Brunson Debbie Stretch Doug Burgess Dale Blanchard Don GaetzEnrollment increases a 2nd yearBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Public-school enrollment in Okaloosa County has increased sharply after a five-year decline, according to outgoing Superintendent of Schools Alexis Tibbetts. Enrollment was 28,868 students in the 2005-06 school year, but dropped to 26,486 in 2010-11, Tibbetts said last week. The 8.25 percent decline was the 13th largest of the state's 67 districts over that five-year period, she said. This school year, Okaloosa has recorded an By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Thirty-four people attended a public information open house meeting held Thursday at the Niceville Community Center concerning plans by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to widen State Road 123 from two to four lanes, between the north and south branches of State Road 85. When the project is completed at a yetunspecified date, the speed limit on the busy, five-mile commuter highway will rise by 10 mph, to 65 mph, according to the FDOT. SR 123 allows traffic between north and Representatives of local veterans and service organizations, and civic and military leaders, stood with commemorative wreaths at the Veterans Day ceremony at Doolittle Park in Valparaiso Nov. 12. The representatives, such as Col. Antonio Douglas (right), vice commander of the 96th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, placed the wreaths at the park's monument to honor past and current members of the U.S. armed forces. Beacon photos by Daniel ElsesserSalute to service Please see SR 123, page A-2 Please see ENROLLMENT, page A-2 Alexis Tibbetts Four-laning ofSR 123 will hike speed limitMost incumbents prevail in election Debbie Lewis

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south county to bypass the midcounty communities of Niceville and Valparaiso. The roadway is heavily traveled by residents of Crestview who work at Eglin Air Force Base or in Fort Walton Beach. According to an FDOT statement, Proposed improvements consist of widening SR 123 from two to four lanes with four 12-foot travel lanes and 10-foot shoulders (five-foot paved), separated by a 64-foot grassed median." The project, which will require three new bridges, will require right-of-way from Eglin Air Force Base because it cuts through the Eglin Reservation. The FDOT stated that the project has been divided into three segments for funding purposes. The only segment funded by FDOT thus far is Segment 3, from north of Turkey Creek to SR 85 North. That segment has been funded, with an estimated construction cost of $10.2 million, with construction scheduled to begin during Fiscal Year 2014, and expected to take about two years to complete. FDOT District 3 Public Information Director Ian Satter said the other two segments have not yet been funded, but that he expects funding to become available from savings on other highway projects throughout the state. He explained that construction bids on such projects sometimes come in lower than the projects original budgets, allowing the excess funds to be transferred to other projects, and that he expects this to happen enough during the next few years to make funding available for the other two segments of the SR 123 widening. Segment 1 will extend from north of SR 85 South to north of Toms Creek, and Segment 2 will extend from north of Toms Creek to north of Turkey Creek. Satter did not provide an estimate of the cost for either of the as-yet unfunded segments. Satter told the Beacon that by widening SR 123, FDOT hopes to improve safety by reducing congestion along the road. He said other safety features will include wider paved shoulders. He also said that by widening the road, the state will be able to increase the posted speed limit to 65 miles per hour from the current 55 mph limit. He also said that widening SR 123 will improve its capacity as a potential evacuation route when hurricanes approach Northwest Florida. Satter also said that of the 34 people who signed in during Thursdays meeting, half were FDOT staff members, and most of the rest were county and city public officials or representatives of contracting companies likely to bid on the road construction project. He said that although the meeting was announced in advance, that he has noticed a reduction in interest in such meetings by the public in the last couple of years. Satter said he hopes that interest will improve when FDOT implements plans for a website containing more information about upcoming highway projects, ncluding videos explaining the projects. One of the contractor representatives at Thursdays meeting was Bobby Braun, of the Anderson Columbia construction company. Braun examined plans for the project, and said he expects that his company will be among the bidders. Such projects, he said, are a staple of his companys business, and Anderson Columbia is already involved in other local road projects, including helping to build the new flyover at the junction of SR 123 and SR 85 South near the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, and construction of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector between the north end of the bridge and SR 85 north of Niceville. Information about the SR 123 widening project is available by phoning Satter at (888) 638-0250, ext. 205, or by phoning Atkins Engineering General Consultant Project Manager Sandra Lamb, at (866) 8557275. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 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The first phase of the project, slated to begin in fiscal year 2013-14, will cost an estimated $10 million.Page A-2 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 THEBAYBEACON enrollment of 28,376 students, up 4.2 percent from last year, and 1.7 percent below 2006. Tibbetts credited at least part of the increase to the Army 7th Special Forces Group moving to Eglin Air Force Base from Fort Bragg, N.C. Ryan Gore, information systems program director for the school district, said growth in the county housing market might have also contributed to the enrollment spike. The market suffered heavily in the wake of the collapse of the U.S. housing bubble in 200708. "We've had a slight increase in housing production, especially in the north end of the county, near Crestview," Gore said. "There's been some neighborhoods growing, and that could have led to an increase in population." Gore said the decrease in enrollment 2005-06 to 2010-11 was the main factor in the closures of Valparaiso Elementary, Ocean City Elementary and Oak Hill Elementary. Tibbetts will leave office later this month after having served six years. She was defeated in her bid for re-election in the Aug. 14 Republican primary by Mary Beth Jackson. ENROLLMENTFrom page A-1 28,868 28,182 27,531 27,214 26,840 26,486 27,222 28,376 20062007200820092010201120122013 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000Students More students in county classrooms Okaloosa County School District enrollment, by year

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent On Sunday, the Niceville Exchange Club sponsored the 15th annual One Nation Under God Breakfast, hosted by AmVets Post 78 in Valparaiso. Retired Air Force Col. Sal Nodjomian, former base commander at Eglin Air Force Base, was the guest speaker. Nodjomian, who served 23 years on active duty, mostly as an Air Force civil engineer, mission support officer, and finally as commander of Eglins 96th Air Base Wing, is now executive vice president and global director of federal practices for Matrix Design Group. He lives in Niceville. In his remarks during the Veterans Day breakfast, Nodjomian said that although he could not remember what he had for breakfast the previous day, I remember my first day of active duty as if it were yesterdaythats the way it is with the things that are most important to us. Nodjomian told those present that while veterans and their families understand the meaning and importance of Veterans Day, they should get the message out to those who dont understand. He also discussed the meanings of key words and phrases in the Pledge of Allegiance: The republic mentioned in the pledge, he said, is still engaged in conflict, and needs the support of its citizens in order to survive. Under God, he said, reminds Americans that the nation and its people are subject to a force greater than all of us. Indivisible, he said, reminds us that America is a fraternity open to all, including those who cannot defend themselves, or who suffer from injustice. This is a great time to be a veteran, Nodjomian added, because todays returning veterans are welcomed home with open arms and well-deserved admiration by their fellow Americans, unlike veterans of the Vietnam War who were often ignored or treated with contempt by people who blamed them for the war itself. What I miss most about military service now that he is retired from active duty, said Nodjomian, is the peoplethe can-do attitude of my troops, and the sense of being part of something bigger than myself. He said his favorite memory of his military service was one day when a little boy saw him in uniform, came up to him, and said, Thank you for saving my country. Following military service, he said, veterans can still serve the nation, in such capacities as teachers, mentors, volunteers, and by helping fellow veterans when needed. As a new civilian, Nodjomian said, I can still quietly do my part to ensure that this country remains safe. Other highlights of Sundays Veterans Day breakfast included presentation of colors by the AmVets Post 78 honor guard, and an invocation by Eglin chaplain Capt. Shawn Bishop, a buffet breakfast for participants, and the singing of the National Anthem and In God We Still Trust by Barbara Pendergraft. Following his speech, Nodjomian was given a plaque by Rick Miller, president of the Niceville Exchange Club. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Page A-3 The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in NicevilleLEE MULLIS, MD Over 25 Years Experience National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon The Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office 15 Years Experience A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: CATARACTS DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville (850)678-5338930 N. 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Sal Nodjomian, former base commander at Eglin Air Force Base, was the guest speaker at the Veterans Day breakfast at AmVets Post 78, Valparaiso. Today's returning veterans are welcomed home with open arms and well-deserved admiration by their fellow Americans, he told those who attended the event, which was sponsored by the Niceville Exchange Club. Beacon photos by Mike GriffithVets greeted with open armsNodjomian addresses Veterans Day breakfastE. Niceville fire commissioner resigns after losing election Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. Noon-5:00 p.m. Oak Creek Shopping Center Niceville 678-1593 www.bayoubookcompany.com Since 1986 in yourCOMMUNITY&BUY LOCAL!INVEST 1.Money spent with local businesses stays in the community2.Local businesses give the community its unique character3.Small business owners invest more in the community4.Local merchants provide better customer service5.Small businesses give more of their proceeds to local charities.By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Leonard Martin stepped down as a commissioner of the East Niceville Fire District early, forgoing the Nov. 12 meeting, which would have been his last after losing his bid for re-election to Tricia Brunson. Brunson, who attended the meeting as a audience member, received 68 percent of the votes to Martin's 32 percent to win the Group 5 election Nov. 6. In a letter read aloud by Chief Michael Wright at the Nov. 12 meeting, Martin stated that his new job with the Coast Guard Auxiliary required time that he couldn't spend at the commission meeting. In other business, the board discussed, but took no action on, a proposed pay raise for East Niceville Fire District employees, an issue which will be voted on at the commission's next meeting Dec. 10. Commissioner Ed Dunbar suggested the district use $9,000 in its payroll budget to give the active firefighters, 10 people, a 3.5 percent annual raise. Wright said he and the three officers working directly for him would be willing to forgo raises to ensure the six lowest-paid firefighters received increases. Chairman Mike Marcolongo expressed some objections to the raise proposal, saying money was tight and increasing the salary sets a dangerous precedent for the future. Dunbar countered, saying his suggestion was based on his study of pay and benefits received by workers at other fire departments and districts in the surrounding area. Dunbar said raises should be discussed yearly, as needs and resources of that year are accounted for. "I'm not trying to commit us to a 3.5 percent raise every year," Dunbar said. "But I'm also not committing to zero next year. We'll just have to see what the situation is."

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Arrests Donald Edward Brooks, a truck driver, 44, of 1302 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 5 on a Santa Rosa County warrant for the original charges of burglary, grand theft and property damage. *** Michael John Vonarx, unemployed, 34, of 400 Kelly Road, Unit 4, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 5 on a charge of domestic violence related battery causing bodily harm. *** Michael Henry Duncan, a carpenter, 39, at large, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Nov. 5 on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. After Duncan allegedly entered the rear passenger door of a car in the parking lot of the Tom Thumb at 598 Highway 85 N, Niceville, the arresting officers approached the car and ordered Duncan out. When Duncan refused, the officers opened the door and attempted to remove him. When he resisted, one officer fired his Taser into Duncan's left arm, subduing him after the electric stun gun ran its five-second cycle. *** James Michael Hamill, a deckhand, 29, of 1423 Hickory St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies in Fort Walton Beach Nov. 8 on a charge of loitering or prowling. DUI arrestsBeau Austin Elwyn Butcher, a supermarket worker, 21, of 149 Baywind Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident at 1015 E John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Nov. 6 at 12:26 p.m. Butcher's vehicle allegedly hit a car in the parking lot in front of Food Depot.TheftsA Valparaiso resident from the 500 block of Kelly Mill Road reported an unknown person stole her blue BMX bicycle worth $69.95 sometime Oct. 29Nov. 3. *** A Valparaiso resident from the 200 block of Washington Avenue reported an unknown person stole $70 from a jar in her apartment Nov. 5. *** A Niceville resident from the 400 block of 20th Street reported an unknown person ripped the door off their shed's hinges with the lock still attached and stole a rake and shovel Nov. 1. *** A Niceville resident from the 200 block of Reynolds Avenue reported Nov. 3 an unknown person stole two Mitt Romney campaign signs from her yard. *** A Niceville resident from the 300 block of Oaklake Lane reported an unknown person stole $620 worth of personal items from her home Nov. 5. *** A Niceville resident from the 800 block of Coldwater Creek Circle reported an unknown person used or possessed her ID without consent at Northwest Florida State College at 100 E. College Blvd. Nov. 8. Criminal mischiefA Niceville resident from the 1000 block of Thomas Street, reported that an unknown person broke a window in her home Nov. 1. *** A Niceville resident reported Nov. 1 at about 5:57 p.m. that an unknown person slashed the tires on his stepdaughter's car in the parking lot of a restaurant at 406 W. John Sims Parkway. *** A Niceville resi dent from the first block of East College Boulevard reported an unknown person damaged his 2010 Chevrolet Silverado by throwing a brick into the truck's bed Nov. 1. *** A Niceville resident from the 900 block of Trout Creek Cove reported an unknown person cut a hole 36 inches wide and 24 inches high in the fencing at 218 N. Partin Drive, Niceville sometime Nov. 1-Nov. 2. The repair costs are estimated at $200. NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 05, 2012 through November 11, 2012. 0 Structure Fire29 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn4 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/5/12.....................09:45 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/5/12.....................11:16 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/5/12.....................12:11 Linden Ave......................................Medical...............................11/5/12.....................13:33 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/5/12.....................14:56 Coral Dr...........................................Medical...............................11/5/12.....................20:31 Azalea Dr........................................Medical...............................11/6/12.....................01:42 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/6/12.....................06:38 Hudson Cir......................................Medical...............................11/6/12.....................10:05 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash.....................11/6/12.....................13:51 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/6/12.....................13:57 Weeden Island Dr...........................Medical...............................11/7/12.....................08:06 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/7/12.....................08:44 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/7/12.....................10:36 Red Maple Way..............................Alarm activation.................11/7/12.....................19:11 Powell Dr.........................................Alarm activation.................11/8/12.....................01:07 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/8/12.....................06:05 Bayshore Dr....................................Smoke scare......................11/8/12.....................07:11 Florida St.........................................Medical...............................11/8/12.....................07:14 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/8/12.....................09:25 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/8/12.....................09:28 Eglin AFB........................................Woods fire..........................11/8/12.....................16:41 Cadillac Ave....................................Medical...............................11/8/12.....................17:09 Cadillac Ave....................................Medical...............................11/9/12.....................07:09 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...............................11/9/12.....................12:22 Bayshore Dr....................................Medical...............................11/10/12...................01:43 Hickory Ave.....................................Medical...............................11/10/12...................12:49 Cherrywood Ct...............................Medical...............................11/10/12...................13:41 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...............................11/10/12...................14:08 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...............................11/10/12...................15:25 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...............................11/10/1215:57 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Alarm activation.................11/10/12...................19:05 Reeves St.......................................Medical...............................11/10/12...................20:12 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...............................11/11/12...................13:11 Government Ave............................Medical...............................11/11/12...................23:50 Weekly Safety Tip: Always store the gas cylinder to your gas grill outside away from structures and turn off the valve when not in use. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 05, 2012 through November 12, 2012. Street Situation Date Time E. Highway 20.........................Medical.....................................11/5/12.....................11:22 E. Bermuda Cir.......................Medical.....................................11/5/12.....................16:02 E. Hiwy. 20 & Range Rd........Vehicle accident.......................11/6/12.....................06:41 N. White Point Rd...................Dispatched & cancelled...........11/6/12.....................08:33 E. Hwy. 20 & White Point.......Dispatched & cancelled...........11/6/12.....................16:30 N. White Point Rd...................Dispatched & cancelled...........11/6/12.....................17:12 Bobcat Cove...........................Public assist.............................11/7/12.....................09:29 White Point Rd........................Medical.....................................11/7/12.....................10:19 Aruba Way..............................Dispatched & cancelled...........11/7/12.....................20:10 Windlake Dr.............................Medical.....................................11/8/12.....................08:18 N. White Point Rd...................Medical.....................................11/8/12.....................14:16 Glen Eagles Dr........................Dispatched & cancelled...........11/8/12.....................20:26 Hickory Street..........................Alarm activation........................11/9/12.....................05:11 N. White Point Rd...................Medical.....................................11/10/12...................08:21 Range Rd................................Alarm activation........................11/10/12...................09:20 W. Parkwood Ln.....................Unintentional transmission......11/10/12...................11:55 Parkwood Ct...........................Medical.....................................11/10/12...................13:36 John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical.....................................11/10/12...................14:12 N. White Point Rd...................Dispatched & cancelled...........11/11/12....................06:59 St. Lucia Ct..............................Medical.....................................11/11/12....................13:53 Calinda Ln...............................Alarm activation........................11/12/12...................21:31 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Page A-4 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon GULFCOASTDENTAL(850) 897-96004566 Hwy 20 East. Ste 108. Niceville, Florida 32578 www.gulfcoastdental.com Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 Call for your private consultation.Corner of Partin & John Sims JIMSMITHOwner678-5999 in business18 YEARSSHOP LOCAL JEWELRY REPAIR WE BUY & SELL GOLD & SILVER JEWELRY Thank You!Thank You!...for voting me onto the MSBU.Debbie Stretch -Thank You! 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax: 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressThe 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. 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.Fire Department ReportsOkaloosa easing restrictions on storage of unused vehiclesBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners Nov. 6 approved on first public hearing changes to the land development code related to the storage and removal of abandoned or nuisance vehicles. The amendments will go before the board for final approval at its next meeting Nov. 20. The proposal included changes to protect establishments, such as car dealers and parking garages, that, under the current code, technically store abandoned vehicles on their property. The proposal, which was approved 5-0, was presented by Okaloosa County Growth Management Director Elliot Kampert and also contained changes to help people storing vehicles for deployed military family members avoid abandoned vehicle penalties. Kampert said the proposed changes would allow Okaloosa County residents to store vehicles with expired tags behind a six-foot-high opaque fence out of public view instead of having to pay for the vehicle's retagging. The proposal would also remove the rules regarding abandoned and nuisance vehicles from the land development code and place them in Chapter 21 of the Okaloosa County Code of Ordinances, which covers traffic and motor vehicles. "Why rules about abandoned and nuisance vehicles are in the land development code is beyond me," Kampert said. In a separate proposal, Kampert introduced other changes to the land development code which would place various rules and restrictions under more appropriate codes. Most notably, the changes would disallow takeoffs and landings for aerial sightseeing under code C-3, general commercial, and allow them only under I-2, airport industrial park. Timberview Helicopters, which originally operated out of the Destin Commons, has had to move its business to land zoned for airports. Attorney David Powell, representing Timberview Helicopters, requested at the meeting that the board remove the provision disallowing aerial sightseeing in C-3 or grandfather in Destin Helicopter Rides, a Timberview subsidiary. Powell said his client cannot operate profitably near an airport and said the proposed change to the land development code would effectively put Timberview Helicopters out of business. Commissioner Wayne Harris voiced approval for the suggestion but no vote was taken by the board. The changes will be up for final approval Nov. 20. Kelly Windes, who was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to fill the seat vacated by James Campbell, participated in his first meeting but chose to wait to be officially sworn in until Nov. 20, when Nathan Boyles will be sworn in to fill the seat held by Commissioner Bill Roberts. Roberts, who did not run for re-election, was recognized by the other commission members "in appreciation for his service as a county commissioner."

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Debbie Stretch. She defeated Joe Jellison. The community has given to me and Id like to give back to the community, said Stretch, a real estate agent. Among the priorities for the Group 4 director-elect is improving drainage along a stretch of Southwind Drive. When we get the heavy rains, the water just kind of sits there and puddles, said Stretch. The pooling leads to damaged grass along the roads periphery, she said. Stretch shares the same vision for the MSBU as the two incumbents who were re-elected. She, Group 3 Director Doug Burgess and Group 5s Dale Blanchard see its mission of maintaining common areas as a way to ensure property values for the approximately 3,000 homes in Bluewater Bay remain strong. Weve been making progress, said Blanchard. A recent example was the addition of sidewalk along Bay Drive near the marina, he said. Also important for the MSBU directors is adding or replacing streetlights and beautification of intersections using shrubs, flowers and other plants. I kind of look for places that might benefit from a project as I drive through Bluewater Bay, said Burgess. Burgess also wants the most bang for the buck. We want to be as judicious with the use of taxpayers money as we can, he said. Okaloosa County Commissioner Wayne Harris, District 1, resoundingly defeated challenger Ronald L.F. Connor, the lone candidate to run for countywide office as a Democrat this year. Re-elected state Sen. Don Gaetz has a three-point agenda for his last term, which ends in 2016. The Niceville Republican defeated Richard Harrison, no party, of Marianna, in the Senate District 1 race. At the top of Gaetz's list are economic growth and job creation. What form that will take is to be determined, but the lawmaker said he will look at all options, including taxation policy. Point two is related to point one. Gaetz, a former Okaloosa County superintendent of schools, said he would like to lash higher education closer to job opportunities that are available. Gaetz said he wants people to be able to compete for real jobs in the real economy. It means more focus on STEM, but its not just about STEM. STEM is shorthand for science, technology, engineering and math. Gaetz said that critical skills such as being able to communicate, including writing effectively, are important, too. Finally, Gaetz wants to clean up politics by raising ethical standards for local and state officials. Citing a list of recent political scandals in Okaloosa County without using names, Gaetz made the argument that transparency is key. He said he would like to see public officials better report assets, such as what they own, and liabilities, such as who they owe. Executing his plan might be easier because Gaetz has been elected by his peers to a twoyear term as president of the state Senate, one of the three most powerful political posts in Florida. He will take that post in Tallahassee Nov. 20. However, the long-time politician said he recognizes the limitations of even that influential position. As president, I dont get to dictate, said Gaetz. I have an opportunity to persuade and encourage. For Congress, U.S. District 1 Rep. Jeff Miller was re-elected to another term. the Chumuckla Republican easily defeated Laurel Hill Democrat Jim Bryan, Valparaiso Libertarian Calen Fretts, and write-ins. Miller has a three-point agenda, which hes pushing even during the lame-duck session of Congress. My focus will continue to be on jobs and the economy, said the Republican in a statement. Cutting spending and moving the budget toward balance is crucial for the future of this nation. Among the changes to federal law that he would like to see is a simpler tax code. Also a priority for the congressman, who chairs the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, is prompt delivery of services, including mental health care, to veterans. The threat of automatic, across-the-board cuts to the federal budget in 2013, which is known as sequestration or, informally, the fiscal cliff, also troubles Miller. Sequestration is just around the corner and there are some who want to try to balance the budget on the back of our military, he said. We need to continue to have the most capable military in the world and the bases in Northwest Florida are a crucial component of that force. Also re-elected by Floridians was U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, who defeated Republican Congressman Connie Mack IV. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, won re-election by a comfortable margin nationwide, defeating Republican Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts. Obama's capture of Florida's 29 electoral votes was by a margin of less than 1 percent, however. Voters in heavily Republican Okaloosa County went for Romney and Mack by margins of about 3 to 1. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, November 14, 2012 Page A-5 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithJim Whitmarsh, 70, Niceville, retired Mac McNally, 67, Niceville, Wal-Mart greeter Hopefully, given a second term, President Obama can boost the economy. Let s hope it s in a good way. If he doesn t get the country fixed, it s going to sink. Gun laws will be a lot more strict. It will actually help gun sales, because people are worried.How do you expect President Obama s re-election to affect you?Kass Lee, 32, Valparaiso, customer service representativeLocation: Wal-MartAdolph Guerrero, 48, Niceville, disabled veteran Danny Bryant, 24, Valparaiso, gun salesman Kathy McDaniel, 56, Crestview, retired What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. I d like to see the president and congress work together to allow disabled veterans to collect disability benefits without having to give up their military retired pay. Short of a nuclear attack on the United States, the reelection of President Obama is the next worst thing that could have happened. I actually voted for Obama the last time, but when the Okaloosa Democratic Party phoned me this year, I asked what was bought for the $5 trillion in additional debt. They just got angry and hung up on me. I hope it doesn t affect me. I could say something more, but God wouldn t want me to. ELECTIONFrom page A-1 Wayne Harris Jeff Miller Okaloosa voters still favor GOPBeacon Correspondent Okaloosa County voters did Nov. 6 what they have been doing for a couple of decadescast ballots in overwhelming support of Republican candidates for public office. Given the political makeup of our area, the votes seemed to track pretty close to it, said Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux on Nov. 8. Lux noted that the way ballots were cast in Okaloosa County did not mirror statewide results. Take the top of the ticket, where Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney took 73.8 percent of votes in Okaloosa County, compared with incumbent Barack Obamas 24.6 percent. Statewide, by contrast, Obama edged Romney to claim Florida's 29 electoral votes, 50 percent to 49.14 percent. In last week's election, Okaloosa voters heavily favored GOP U.S. Senate candidate Connie Mack IV in his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, 67 percent to 29 percent. But Nelson won reelection handily in the statewide balloting, polling 55 percent of the vote against Mack's 42 percent. In Okaloosa County, it mattered little for the outcome whether the ballot was absentee, an early vote, or an election-day vote at a precinct polling station, according to Lux. He said 72.1 percent of absentee ballots and 74.3 percent of early votes went to Romney. The elections supervisor added that election day at Okaloosa polling centers went smoothly. There were some long lines, but no serious malfunctions with tabulating machines. Lux added that his office received some complaints, but they tended to be questions about how close election campaign signs, or campaigners, could be to polling places. for that special someone. The perfect holiday gift for that special someone. The perfect holiday gift The perfect holiday gift Y! 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held, is now using the space on Hart Street, Niceville, for its new River Academy classrooms, Lewis said. Its hard to secure that space, Lewis said. It is a lot of time to give up your space. In 2009 our display took up 10,000 square feet. This year, Lewis started her location search in August. She finally received an offer of space in the old Vanguard Bank operations building, Valparaiso, but without adequate transportation and manpower to set up the giant display, Lewis said, she has run out of time to accept. The building required yard maintenance and a heavy cleanup. Lewis said she would also have to pay for the power to be turned on. With only one volunteer, it appeared to be impossible. Lewis met with Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold Nov. 8 to discuss receiving help from the city. The mayor offered city workers to help unload the items and open trailers for transportation, but the city couldnt afford all the manpower needed in such a short time, Lewis said. Lewis usually has five to six volunteers, including she and her husband, Kevin Payne, to help her set up the more than 600 dolls, 500 nutcrackers, and 1,000-piece Christmas village show. They also help transport and unload all the items into the space. Another challenge was setting up at a new location. Lewis said its difficult to hold the display in a new place from scratch. If a circuit fails or something else goes wrong, she wouldnt know where to move the electrical cords. Lewis began the annual display in 1994, after she and her husband moved to Niceville. The two hosted the event in their Niceville home until 2006, when neighbors complained about the spectator traffic generated by the attraction. Officials of the city of Niceville told Lewis the elaborate display would no longer be allowed at her home because the crowds, and their cars, could block emergency responders. Niceville's edict against Debbie having the show at her home was a significant part of what launched my show in the first place, Werner said. Since then she has had to secure a spot every year for the display. Lewis has been invited back to places outside of Niceville, but she enjoys keeping the show local and would like to find a permanent place to host the show. Im tired of going through the stress of finding a new location every year, Lewis said. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN DISPLAYFrom page A-1 Debbie Lewis, the Christmas Lady, with some of her Animation in Motion show items stored at her home in Niceville. Nutcrackers on display in the 2011 Animation In Motion show at Radiant Life Church, 100 Hart St., Niceville.Page A-6 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 THEBAYBEACONAt Palm Eye care, we pride ourselves on serving ALL patients. We enjoy the challenge of helping our patients achieve their best vision and maintaining optimal visual health. Just one of our specialties at Palm Eye Care is the fitting of contact lenses. While growing up, Dr. Tom and Sharon visited many optometrists in search of good vision in contact lenses. It took a few tries before we were able to achieve good comfort and vision in contacts. We have heard the label difficult patient at least once. Those frustrations motivated us to become optometrists and strive for the best contact lens fit for our patients. The contact lens market has blossomed with new technology over the last few years. The biggest innovation is increased oxygen flow in soft and hard lens materials. These new materials provide improved comfort and moisture for the eyes. You should not have to rush home after a days work to eagerly pull your uncomfortable contact lenses out. In addition, many more companies have produced great multifocal contacts to provide good vision both near and far. These lenses are available in many materials, and can provide most patients with comfort and a dramatically reduced dependence on reading glasses. Although finding the perfect lens takes some trial and error, many patients have enjoyed this new technology. We can do better for you than monovison. Our patients with high astigmatism or keratoconus have shown great success with gas permeable lenses, or the new Synergeyes lens. This specialty lens combines the improved clarity of a gas permeable lens with the immediate comfort of a soft lens. This latest technology has allowed many patients who have been unable to wear contact lenses to again appreciate better vision in contacts. Preventive maintenance on your vehicle keeps you on the road longer. Many of us remember to change our oil every 3000 miles. 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He was accepted to the Navys Nuclear Field Program and is training to be an Electronics Technician at the Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, S.C. He is a 2012 Niceville High School graduate and the son of Patrick and Deede Wayne of Niceville. *** Army Private First Class Jewell Brodie-Graham graduated from basic military training Oct. 25, 2012, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He is training to be a Veterinary Technician at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He is 2011 Niceville High School graduate and the son of Mabel Carter of Niceville. *** Air Force Reserve Airman Christian M. Holman graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. He is a 2010 graduate of Niceville High School and the son of Candice Harper and brother of Chance Harper, of Partin Drive, Niceville. In the Service Whos News Students perform in county chorusThirty-one members of the Ruckel Middle School Ambassadors Chorus performed Oct. 29 in the Okaloosa County Vocal Association All-County Honor Chorus, at the Mattie Kelly Fine Arts Auditorium, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The selected students rehearsed for six weeks and participated in a two-day choral clinic to prepare. They are: Stefani Alderfer, Brynn Burdge, Julia Freeman, Meredith Freeman, Hannah Grigg, Hayley Grigg, Elizabeth Kelton, Lauren Matthews, Brianna Moye, Ashley Sambenedetto, Sarah Sullivan, Emma, Weeks, Richard Brown, Lauren Cole, Tatum Hackler, John Hencinski, Alexander Johnson, George Krist, Thuyvan Luong, Savannah Mikus, Chase Mixson, Mckenzie Nall, Keenan Oas, Justin Rodriguez, Andrew Sansone, Lindsay Schmidt, Megan Stiles, Elijah Sutton, Logan Taylor, Joseph Walker and Olivia Warsheski. The entire Girls Gotta Run club ran and finished the 5K Race for Lace to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Nov. 3 in Crestview. Girls club finishes 5KBy Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Edge Elementarys afterschool running club, Girls Gotta Run, finished the third annual 5K Race for Lace with Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Nov. 3, in Crestview. Participants enjoyed live music and a breakfast. The club students are all from Edge Elementary except Rocky Bayou Christian School student Tavey Edelman. The club is run by Edge teachers Angela Beebe, Jodi Dezinski and Holly Troxell. The girls meet after school to run and learn about physical wellness to coincide with the clubs slogan, Edge leaders are fit for life. Club members are: Jenna Early, Abbie Welsh, Peyton Chambers, Heather Adams, Tea Marta, Sian Mignot, Jenna Elmer, Darcie Welborn, Melena Stevenson, Emma Langston, Kayla Dean, Gabrielle Jackson, Adrienne Pritchard, Hannah Wetherell, Lauryn Loggins, Michiah Sanders, Tavey Edelman, RBCS. Alexander Wayne Carrie Summerlin of Freeport has been hired as a business development manager for SimpleHIRE. Her sales efforts will be focused to educate and partner with small to midsized business owners to provide comprehensive human resource solutions including benefits and payroll. *** Sherry Harlow of Valparaiso, APR, marketing and public relations director of Eglin Federal Credit Union, has been appointed to serve a threeyear term on the Universal Accreditation Board in New York City. Harlow was selected to serve from 1300 members in the Southern Public Relations Federation covering La., Miss., Ala., and Northwest Fla. Harlow is a graduate of the University of West Florida, a founding member of the Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization, Okaloosa County, and a 27-year member of the Florida Public Relations Association. *** Patrons of Artful Things raised more than $4,200 during its fundraiser Nov. 3, at Artful Things, 1087 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville. There were 60 donated items auctioned and art classes throughout the day. Candice Holezceko, co-owner of Artful Things, was able to attend the fundraiser after suffering a stroke Sept. 24. Carrie Summerlin Sherry Harlow 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 Lifes even better when you get your premium back. 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Sharing and Caring Sharing and Caring is looking for donations of food, hygiene products, diapers, detergents and more at 104 Bullock. Blvd., Niceville. The shelter is also signing up families from Niceville, Valparaiso and Choctaw Beach for its annual Christmas Program, which will provide holiday food baskets and Christmas gifts for children ages 12 and under. Sing up at the shelter during normal business hours. Proof of residency and ID is required at the time of sign up. Contact Delle Diamon at 6788459. Nursing students sought 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. Cal s Holiday Food Drive Cals Appliances will host its first Holiday Food Drive for Sharing and Caring until Nov. 30, at 121 N Partin Drive, Niceville. Canned and dry goods or donations will be accepted and go directly to Sharing and Caring. 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. Baytown Wharf Skating Rink Ice skate at the public outdoor ice rink until Jan. 31, at the events plaza in Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin. During the month of November donate two non-perishable items to the rink and receive a free skate rental. Its $10 for an hour and a half of skating and $2 to rent skates. Visit www.Sandestin.com/events. Library story time The Niceville Public Library will host a story time for children 3-5 years old Nov. 14 and 15, at 10:30 a.m., at the Youth Services program room, 206 N. Partin Dr. Preschoolers will enjoy Lets Talk Turkey and other classics. Contact Christina, 279-4863. Macys farewell performance The Niceville Eagle pride Marching Band will perform its Macys Thanksgiving Day performance Nov. 15, 7 p.m., at the Niceville High School Eagle Stadium to thank the community for all its support. Republican club meeting All county Republicans are invited to attend the Okaloosa County Republican Club meeting Nov. 15, 7 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, 105 Hollywood Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley will speak about the state of the county and answer questions regarding his office. The election of the new club Board of Directors will be held during the meeting, as well as a look ahead to 2013 activities. A social hour will begin at 6:15 p.m. and dinner is available with a reservation for $12. Contact Jane Dale at 651-5049. Embroiderers Guild meeting Visitors are welcome to join the Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America at its night group meeting Nov. 15, 6-8:30 p.m., and regular meeting Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m.noon, in room 400, at 214 Partin Drive S., First United Methodist Church of Niceville. Contact 496-3466. Boat history 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 Night church service Join All Gods Children and the Living Word Worship Center for a night service Nov. 16, 7 p.m., 40 John Sims Pkwy., Valparaiso. Special guest Prophet Thelma Bassa of Orlando will speak. Contact 678-7632. There will also be a Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 18 immediately following morning worship service. RBCS play Rocky Bayou Christian School will perform Angry Jurors, adapted from the teleplay Angry Men, Nov. 16., 7 p.m., at the Fort Walton Beach Municipal Auditorium, Fort Walton Beach. Reserve tickets for adults, $12, and students, $10, by contacting Jana Obrigewitch 678-7358 or obrigewitchj@rbcs.org. Nutcracker at NWSFC The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) is celebrating 43 years of excellence by presenting The Nutcracker Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Tickets are $28 for adults and $14 for children and can be purchased at www.nfballet.org. Insect workshop Experience insects with FAMUs Entomology Clubs presentation Wild about Bugs! Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center, 4956 Hwy 20 E., Freeport. Standard admission rates apply. Visit www.eowilsoncenter.org or contact 835-1824 for more information. Constitution workshop The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party will host an all day class on the U.S. 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. Pet fundraiser Bring your pets to get their nails trimmed at the Parkway Veterinary Hospitals Relay for Life fundraiser Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-noon, at 1101 E. John Sims Pkwy., Valparaiso. Each pet costs $8 and a proof of rabies vaccine is required. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Contact 729-3225. 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. Geek Lights build day The fifth annual Geek Lights on the Corner will host a public build day on Nov. 17, 9 a.m., at the corner of Bluewater Boulevard and Antigua Way, Niceville. Fans of Geek Lights can help with the build and get a behind-the-scenes look of how the show is put together. Operation Christmas Child The Niceville United Methodist Church is collecting Christmas shoeboxes until Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., in the gathering area of the Community Life Center 214 Partin Drive S., Niceville. Pick up a shoebox and list of items to fill an unsealed shoebox for a child in need at the church. Label the box boy or girl and the appropriate age. Contact Linda at 4966866 for more information or stop by the operation display at the gathering area. Auxiliary book and gift sale The Twin Cities Hospital Auxiliary will host a book and gift sale Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Hospital Wellness Center behind the hospital, 2190 Highway 85 N, Niceville, to benefit its scholarship fund for students who want to study in the healthcare field. All proceeds go to the Twin Cities Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship fund. Contact 897-3502. 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, 729-6000, or http://mattiekellyartscenter.org. ADSO Christmas Art Market The Arts and Design Societys Christmas Art Market will take place Nov. 19 through Dec. 17, at the art center, 17 First St. SE, Fort Walton Beach. There will be an assortment of crafts made by members, including jewelry, paintings, pottery, photographs and note cards. Crafts are all under $200. The gallerys hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon4 p.m., and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. For more information contact 244-1271. 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, 729-5268, or NWFS Athletics Office, 729-5379. Geek Lights Display The fifth annual Geek Lights on the Corner Christmas light and music show will begin Nov. 26 through Jan. 1, at the corner of Bluewater Boulevard and Antigua Way, Niceville. The free shows start at 6 p.m. and every hour and half-hour, with the last show starting at 9:30 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, and 10:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday. Christmas Parade meeting The Niceville-Valparaiso Community Christmas Parade will hold a mandatory meeting for all participants to receive parade instructions Nov. 26, 6 p.m., at the Niceville Community Center, The Registration fee deadline is Nov. 26 or a $5 late fee if paid after. The entry fee for profit organizations is $60 and $30 for non-profit. Proceeds will provide holiday meals for Sharing and Caring families and other community service projects. American Girls book club The Niceville Public Library will host its American Girls History Mystery book club discussion Nov. 28, 4:15-5:30 p.m., at the librarys youth services program room, Niceville. The club is open to girls in grades second through sixth. Registration is required at the library as space is limited. Novembers book is The Cameo Necklace: A Cecile Mystery, by Evelyn Coleman. 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. 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 14, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate Quilts of Valor DisplayThe Niceville Public Library presents the Quilts of Valor exhibit, created by the Flying Needles Quilt Guild, Niceville, until Nov. 30, at 206 Partin Drive N. The guild is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization that creates quilts, Christmas stockings and bags for those in need. The quilts will be donated to honor and comfort wounded warriors and veterans. NICEVILLES #1 Real Estate office Phone: 850-678-5161 Patsy Bland 685-5447 OCTOBERSTop Sales & Listing Agent Wilson Minger Agency, Inc. 729-2131 Auto Business Home Life FloodHOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? Give us a call, we can help! www.nicevilleinsurance.com COME& CELEBRATE The Season of LightsTake a riding tour around Lake DeFuniak and enjoy the beauty of more than 3 million lights & the charm of the decorated seasonal characters.Each Evening 5pm-9pm $3 per person Children 6 and under admitted free Season Passes are available for $35 each for more info contact City Hall (850) 892-8500 or visit our web site at www.christmasreflections.comFrom Hwy. 90 West turn Right onto 331 South. Then, turn Left at red light onto Live Oak Ave. Entrance to Christmas Reflections. From Hwy. 90 East turn Left at red light onto 331 South. Then, turn Left at red light onto Live Oak Ave. Entrance to Christmas Reflections. From East or West I-10, turn North on 331. 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By Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Niceville High School Eagles hosted the Bay Tornados last Friday for the Senior Night season closer and clobbered them, 35-7. The win helped solidify the momentum they gained during the second half of their season. The nondistrict victory gave the Eagles a 6-3 record for the season, which they will take with them into the postseason against the Milton Panthers this Friday. The victory, like the Eagles last several, was thanks in large part to a tight defense that allowed the offense to rack up the points. The Defense kept the Tornados scoreless until late in the fourth quarter when they allowed the only Bay touchdown of the evening. The offense, with the exception of two turnovers, scored on all but one drive, and was forced to punt only once. It racked up 28 points in the first half, with two touchdowns by wide receiver Tyree McCants, one by running back Tayjon Culley, and one by linebacker Barrett Perry. At halftime, the Niceville Eagle Pride marching band recognized its seniors. The band will travel to New York City, where it will represent Florida in the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade. The team effort continued into the second half, with play time for many of the backups and a final touchdown by Dane Wagner in the third. We built some momentum and we wanted to keep it, said Eagles head coach John Hicks. I thought we came out here tonight and took care of business. The Eagles hope to take their four-game winning streak to Milton Friday in the 6A Regional Quarterfinal and advance further in postseason play. They will be another challenge for our defense, Hicks said of Milton. Theyve got a lot of good receivers and big play people. Itll be tough, and offensively weve got to keep doing what were doing. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 THEBAYBEACON BEACONSPORTSBEACONSPORTS Eagles rout Bay, end regular season on high noteNHS takes on Milton Friday in regional playoff openerRocky swimmer excels at regionalsRocky Bayou Christian School freshman Suzi Sober was a finalist in the 1A Region 1 swimming tournament in Jacksonville Nov. 2, barely missing going to the state championship. She is the 2012 District 1-1A 500 free champion. Also competing in district finals were Doug Linder and Colin Frazier, 50 free finalists; Jeffrey Sober 200 IM and 100 fly finalist; Hannah Stoner, 100 breast stroke finalist; 200 girls medley relay finalists Audrey Stevens, Iris Lee, Sober and Hannah Stoner; 200 mens medley relay finalists Lon Ritenour, Liam Ritenour, Nick Bowers and Johnson Sullivan; and 200 and 400 mens free relay finalists Doug Linder, Colin Frazier, Jeffrey Sober and Wesley Bowers. Suzi Sober The Eagle defense, led by Drew Frederic, presented a brick wall to Bay offensive players. Beacon photos by Sarah Clauson Andrew Mitchell kicks the point after one of the Eagles five touchdowns during Friday night s 35-7 rout of Bay. BriefsA 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 fundamentals and taught in a setting that will educate and entertain players. The camp will be presented in full-day sessions, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $90. Camp instructors will include the coaching staff and players from the Northwest Florida State College Baseball team. Info: coach Doug Martin, 7295268, or assistant coach Nick Fletcher, 729-6048. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 7:30 p.m.$22/person in advance $25 at the door Purchase tickets at these fine locations: PS Gifts in Fort Walton Beach, Kitchenique in Destin, Artful Things in Niceville, Connect with Flowers in ShalimarFort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium in Fort Walton BeachInfo: ECCA 362-9356, or visit em eraldcoastconcerts.com Emerald Coast Concert Associationpresents 1 NIGHT ONLY! 850-473-0091 Cordova Mall PensacolaChair Massage10 Minutes for $10Foot Reflexology (oil)10 Minutes $15 20 Minutes $25 30 Minutes $36Full Body Table Massage Deep TissueDressed (dry) 10 Minutes $16 20 Minutes $26 30 Minutes $36 Swedish (oil) 30 Minutes $43 60 Minutes $68 I'm retired military and I've had massages all over the world; this is one of the best I've ever had. Dear Bay Beacon, There is no higher compliment to ones work and the mission of a company than the words of a pleased and satisfied customer. I wanted to take a moment and let you know how much I appreciate the high level of service and professionalism I receive from the staff of the Bay Beacon, especially Bunni Farnham. My staff and I are very satisfied with the results we have received from advertising with the Bay Beacon. Our ads have helped us gain exposure in the local community and increase interest in all the insurance and banking services our agency provides. I can think of no better avenue of advertising in our community that brings greater results. I have been so impressed with the response I have received from my advertising with the Bay Beacon that it is now my main source of advertising. I look forward to continued success with the Bay Beacon and recommend them to all business owners in the community looking to increase their business.Advertising in the Bay Beacon gets results! Heres proof! Sincerely, Bo Burns, Owner and Agent Bo Burns State Farm Agency

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. 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 fastpaced 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. If you want Niceville, Valparaiso and Bluewater Bay to know, say it in the Beacon. 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 drivers license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway East Shopping Center across from PoFolks) Niceville house. Available Now! Nice private, completely fenced yard. Great for military personnel and/or students. 5-minutes to Eglins front gate, walking distance to NWF University & dog park, minutes to stores, 15-minutes to interstate & beaches. Just remodeled includes new central AC/Heat, carpet, just painted, shades, cable ready, blinds, washer & dryer. Pet dog OK. $1000/mo. w/discount for military personnel. 236 Jefferson Ave. Niceville, FL. For more information, call 850729-6504. Large Niceville Duplex. 2/2. $800/mo. DD $800. Very nice, clean, new paint, W/D, yard. Close to Bases. 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Abner and Lena Williams, long-time Niceville residents, will celebrate their 20th anniversary on Nov. 14, 2012. They were married in 1992 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Niceville. Both attended Ruckel Middle School and graduated from Niceville Senior High School. The Williams are parents to David, a Florida State University student and Noah, a Ruckel Middle School student. God has blessed them in many ways over the years as they continue to love, support and accept each other. Through the good times and the bad, they have always stood by each other and remain the best of friends. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-6 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Anniversaries Mckenzie Janssen, Edge first grader, with her father, work on a project a the Home Depot build-it workshop at the festival. Edge Elementary teachers volunteering at the festival from left: Darby Crews, first grade, Cynthia Tuznik, fourth grade, and Colleen Ballasch, fourth grade.Edge Elementary festivalAll-State Band chooses six Ruckel studentsBy Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Six Ruckel Middle School students have been selected as members of the Florida All-State Band. Directed by Eddie Steadman, Ruckels band director, they include eighth graders Hunter Brake, percussion; Claire Crist, bass clarinet; Perrin Davis, clarinet and Alexandria Tolbert, flute. Also chosen were seventh graders Ryan Murphey; clarinet and Jazzlyn Timper, bass clarinet. Auditions for the All-State Band had five parts: seven memorized major scales in two minutes, a chromatic scale, a lyrical musical study, a technical musical study and a sight-reading exercise for music the students didnt see before. Percussionists audition on three instruments. Auditions are recorded and sent to a trained judge who scores each audition. The All State Band will perform at the 2013 Florida Music Educators Conference Jan. 9-12, Tampa. The All-State Concert will be held Jan. 12, 3 p.m., at the Tampa Convention Center. The Ruckel Middle School band selected students from left: Ryan Murphey, Perrin Davis, Hunter Brake, Ruckel Band Director Eddie Steadman, Alexandria Tolbert, Claire Crist and Jazzlyn Timper. ATTENTIONBluewater Bay ResidentsThere have been several articles recently regarding Bluewater Bay Resorts plan to shorten the Magnolia golf course and to develop the three parcels which would become vacant. For more information, please go to the Magnolia Plantation website and follow the link Proposed changes to Magnolia course. www.magnoliaplantationhoa.com Rocky Bayou Christian Scho Wednesday, November 28, 20 9:00 am10:30 am Saxon Library Niceville campus Our Mission 2101 N. Partin Drive Niceville, FL 32578 WWW.RBCS.ORG 850.279.3727 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:00 am10:30 am Saxon Library Niceville campus Rocky Bayou Christian Schools 2101 N. Partin Drive Niceville, FL 32578 WWW.RBCS.ORG 850.279.3727 Our Mission Mr. and Mrs. Abner Williams Abner and Lena Williams celebrate 20th anniversary Club honors Policeman of the YearThe Niceville Exchange Club honored Policeman of the Year Steve Richards, right, at the club s meeting Oct. 23 at La Rumba, Niceville. Lt. William Steven Gaiser, left, introduced Richards whose name was added to a plaque that hangs in the Niceville Police Department.



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“Christmas Lady.” Until 2006, the show was featured in her Niceville yard and house. Then the city of Niceville told her the month-long event was disruptive to the neighborhood. She has had to find a new venue every year since. “Visiting ‘Animation in Motion' has been a part of my family's Christmas for many years,” said Jeff Werner, whose own Christmas light show in his yard in Bluewater Bay draws many spectators. “We’re going to miss not being able to go this year.” A number of obstacles have kept Lewis from hosting her show. She said she needs at least 5,000 square feet to display the Christmas items. Radiant Life Church in Niceville, where the past two displays were By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent A group of Bluewater Bay residents gathered last Wednesday afternoon for an informal ribbon cutting and celebration at the end of the new sidewalk recently completed along the west end of Bay Drive. The event marked the end of a campaign by nearby residents to get the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) and the Okaloosa County Commission to work together to build the sidewalk, which residents said is needed to ensure safety of bicyclists and pedestrians who previously had to walk or ride in the road. Among those attending were Kourtney and Karsen Kloos, ages 8 and 5, Amanda Schmidt, Terrie Azevedo, Neville Edenborough, Joan McCarthy, Susan Kloos, Doug Burgess, and Dale Blanchard. McCarthy, Burgess and Blanchard are board members of the MSBU, and Edenborough was a leader of the efforts by residents to get the sidewalk built. Following the ribbon cutting, Edenborough talked briefly about the sidewalk project as his neighbors enjoyed cookies and other refreshments.By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The “Christmas Lady,” Debbie Lewis, has featured her annual “Animation In Motion” Christmas show for 17 years, usually in Niceville. In recent years, it has become difficult to secure a space for her large, lighted collection of animated dolls, nutcrackers and Christmas village, which draws many hundreds of visitors during the holiday season. This year, she says, her time and luck appear to have run out. “We usually have five to six weeks to plan,” Lewis said Friday. “With 20 days or so left, I just don’t think we can do it.” The display has been an annual event, since 1994, earning Lewis, a real estate agent, the nicknameBeacon Correspondent The Nov. 6 general election saw incumbents, with some exceptions, retain their federal, state and local posts. One of the newcomers to local politics is Tricia Brunson, who defeated incumbent Leonard Martin for the East Niceville Fire District Group 5 seat. Brunson, the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce president, was pleased that she won. “I didn’t really run because I saw problems,” said Brunson. “I just wanted to help my neighbors.” Looking at a map of the fire district, she noticed that all five members of its elected governing board resided south of John Sims Parkway, although most of the district's territory lies north of the highway. Brunson, being from the north side, in the Rocky Bayou community, thought it would be useful if households in her part of the fire district had a direct voice. “It just made sense because they’re a large portion of its tax base,” she said. The self-governing fire district encompasses the area north and east of the Niceville city limits, to the Rocky Bayou waterway. Separately, of the three Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit Board of Directors seats on the Nov. 6 ballot, one went to challenger Outlook dim for Christmas Lady’s display 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 14, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Friday, noon-1 p.m. Bring and enjoy a lunch while listening to a boat history lecture at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Round up your animals for a pet nail trim at the Parkway Veterinarian Hospitals’ fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society, Niceville. Saturday, 9 a.m. Learn all about the U.S. Constitution with expert KrisAnne Hall at Radiant Life Church Niceville. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Celebrate the Northwest Florida Ballet’s 43 years with the holiday tradition of “ The Nutcracker ,” at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville. Monday, 7:30 p.m. Take the kids to laugh and sing in “ Shrek the Musical ,” at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville. See Calendar, B-3. COMING UP Please see DISPLAY, page A-6 Please see ELECTION, page A-5 Where the sidewalk used to end Police BlotterPage A-4 An informal ceremony was held Nov. 7 to mark the opening of a sidewalk near the west end of Bay Drive, Bluewater Bay. It was built in a joint venture of the Bluewater Bay Municipal Services Benefit Unit and Okaloosa County. Tricia Brunson Debbie Stretch Doug Burgess Dale Blanchard Don GaetzEnrollment increases a 2nd yearBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Public-school enrollment in Okaloosa County has increased sharply after a five-year decline, according to outgoing Superintendent of Schools Alexis Tibbetts. Enrollment was 28,868 students in the 2005-06 school year, but dropped to 26,486 in 2010-11, Tibbetts said last week. The 8.25 percent decline was the 13th largest of the state's 67 districts over that five-year period, she said. This school year, Okaloosa has recorded an By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Thirty-four people attended a public information open house meeting held Thursday at the Niceville Community Center concerning plans by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to widen State Road 123 from two to four lanes, between the north and south branches of State Road 85. When the project is completed at a yetunspecified date, the speed limit on the busy, five-mile commuter highway will rise by 10 mph, to 65 mph, according to the FDOT. SR 123 allows traffic between north and Representatives of local veterans and service organizations, and civic and military leaders, stood with commemorative wreaths at the Veterans Day ceremony at Doolittle Park in Valparaiso Nov. 12. The representatives, such as Col. Antonio Douglas (right), vice commander of the 96th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, placed the wreaths at the park's monument to honor past and current members of the U.S. armed forces. Beacon photos by Daniel ElsesserSalute to service Please see SR 123, page A-2 Please see ENROLLMENT, page A-2 Alexis Tibbetts Four-laning ofSR 123 will hike speed limitMost incumbents prevail in election Debbie Lewis

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south county to bypass the midcounty communities of Niceville and Valparaiso. The roadway is heavily traveled by residents of Crestview who work at Eglin Air Force Base or in Fort Walton Beach. According to an FDOT statement, “Proposed improvements consist of widening SR 123 from two to four lanes with four 12-foot travel lanes and 10-foot shoulders (five-foot paved), separated by a 64-foot grassed median." The project, which will require three new bridges, will require right-of-way from Eglin Air Force Base because it cuts through the Eglin Reservation. The FDOT stated that the project has been divided into three segments for funding purposes. The only segment funded by FDOT thus far is Segment 3, from north of Turkey Creek to SR 85 North. That segment has been funded, with an estimated construction cost of $10.2 million, with construction scheduled to begin during Fiscal Year 2014, and expected to take about two years to complete. FDOT District 3 Public Information Director Ian Satter said the other two segments have not yet been funded, but that he expects funding to become available from savings on other highway projects throughout the state. He explained that construction bids on such projects sometimes come in lower than the project’s original budgets, allowing the excess funds to be transferred to other projects, and that he expects this to happen enough during the next few years to make funding available for the other two segments of the SR 123 widening. Segment 1 will extend from north of SR 85 South to north of Tom’s Creek, and Segment 2 will extend from north of Tom’s Creek to north of Turkey Creek. Satter did not provide an estimate of the cost for either of the as-yet unfunded segments. Satter told the Beacon that by widening SR 123, FDOT hopes to improve safety by reducing congestion along the road. He said other safety features will include wider paved shoulders. He also said that by widening the road, the state will be able to increase the posted speed limit to 65 miles per hour from the current 55 mph limit. He also said that widening SR 123 will improve its capacity as a potential evacuation route when hurricanes approach Northwest Florida. Satter also said that of the 34 people who signed in during Thursday’s meeting, half were FDOT staff members, and most of the rest were county and city public officials or representatives of contracting companies likely to bid on the road construction project. He said that although the meeting was announced in advance, that he has noticed a reduction in interest in such meetings by the public in the last couple of years. Satter said he hopes that interest will improve when FDOT implements plans for a website containing more information about upcoming highway projects, ncluding videos explaining the projects. One of the contractor representatives at Thursday’s meeting was Bobby Braun, of the Anderson Columbia construction company. Braun examined plans for the project, and said he expects that his company will be among the bidders. Such projects, he said, are a staple of his company’s business, and Anderson Columbia is already involved in other local road projects, including helping to build the new flyover at the junction of SR 123 and SR 85 South near the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, and construction of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector between the north end of the bridge and SR 85 north of Niceville. Information about the SR 123 widening project is available by phoning Satter at (888) 638-0250, ext. 205, or by phoning Atkins Engineering General Consultant Project Manager Sandra Lamb, at (866) 8557275. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 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The first phase of the project, slated to begin in fiscal year 2013-14, will cost an estimated $10 million.Page A-2 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 THEBAYBEACON enrollment of 28,376 students, up 4.2 percent from last year, and 1.7 percent below 2006. Tibbetts credited at least part of the increase to the Army 7th Special Forces Group moving to Eglin Air Force Base from Fort Bragg, N.C. Ryan Gore, information systems program director for the school district, said growth in the county housing market might have also contributed to the enrollment spike. The market suffered heavily in the wake of the collapse of the U.S. housing bubble in 200708. "We've had a slight increase in housing production, especially in the north end of the county, near Crestview," Gore said. "There's been some neighborhoods growing, and that could have led to an increase in population." Gore said the decrease in enrollment 2005-06 to 2010-11 was the main factor in the closures of Valparaiso Elementary, Ocean City Elementary and Oak Hill Elementary. Tibbetts will leave office later this month after having served six years. She was defeated in her bid for re-election in the Aug. 14 Republican primary by Mary Beth Jackson. ENROLLMENTFrom page A-1 28,868 28,182 27,531 27,214 26,840 26,486 27,222 28,376 20062007200820092010201120122013 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000Students More students in county classrooms Okaloosa County School District enrollment, by year

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By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent On Sunday, the Niceville Exchange Club sponsored the 15th annual “One Nation Under God Breakfast,” hosted by AmVets Post 78 in Valparaiso. Retired Air Force Col. Sal Nodjomian, former base commander at Eglin Air Force Base, was the guest speaker. Nodjomian, who served 23 years on active duty, mostly as an Air Force civil engineer, mission support officer, and finally as commander of Eglin’s 96th Air Base Wing, is now executive vice president and global director of federal practices for Matrix Design Group. He lives in Niceville. In his remarks during the Veterans Day breakfast, Nodjomian said that although he could not remember what he had for breakfast the previous day, “I remember my first day of active duty as if it were yesterday—that’s the way it is with the things that are most important to us.” Nodjomian told those present that while veterans and their families understand the meaning and importance of Veterans Day, they should “get the message out to those who don’t understand.” He also discussed the meanings of key words and phrases in the Pledge of Allegiance: The “republic” mentioned in the pledge, he said, “is still engaged in conflict,” and needs the support of its citizens in order to survive. “Under God,” he said, reminds Americans that the nation and its people are subject to “a force greater than all of us.” “Indivisible,” he said, reminds us that “America is a fraternity open to all, including those who cannot defend themselves, or who suffer from injustice.” “This is a great time to be a veteran,” Nodjomian added, because today’s returning veterans “are welcomed home with open arms and well-deserved admiration” by their fellow Americans, unlike veterans of the Vietnam War who were often ignored or treated with contempt by people who blamed them for the war itself. ‘What I miss most” about military service now that he is retired from active duty, said Nodjomian, “is the people—the can-do attitude of my troops, and the sense of being part of something bigger than myself.” He said his favorite memory of his military service was one day when a little boy saw him in uniform, came up to him, and said, “Thank you for saving my country.” Following military service, he said, veterans can still serve the nation, in such capacities as teachers, mentors, volunteers, and by helping fellow veterans when needed. As a new civilian, Nodjomian said, “I can still quietly do my part to ensure that this country remains safe.” Other highlights of Sunday’s Veterans Day breakfast included presentation of colors by the AmVets Post 78 honor guard, and an invocation by Eglin chaplain Capt. Shawn Bishop, a buffet breakfast for participants, and the singing of the National Anthem and “In God We Still Trust” by Barbara Pendergraft. Following his speech, Nodjomian was given a plaque by Rick Miller, president of the Niceville Exchange Club. 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In other business, the board discussed, but took no action on, a proposed pay raise for East Niceville Fire District employees, an issue which will be voted on at the commission's next meeting Dec. 10. Commissioner Ed Dunbar suggested the district use $9,000 in its payroll budget to give the active firefighters, 10 people, a 3.5 percent annual raise. Wright said he and the three officers working directly for him would be willing to forgo raises to ensure the six lowest-paid firefighters received increases. Chairman Mike Marcolongo expressed some objections to the raise proposal, saying money was tight and increasing the salary sets a dangerous precedent for the future. Dunbar countered, saying his suggestion was based on his study of pay and benefits received by workers at other fire departments and districts in the surrounding area. Dunbar said raises should be discussed yearly, as needs and resources of that year are accounted for. 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Arrests Donald Edward Brooks, a truck driver, 44, of 1302 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 5 on a Santa Rosa County warrant for the original charges of burglary, grand theft and property damage. *** Michael John Vonarx, unemployed, 34, of 400 Kelly Road, Unit 4, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 5 on a charge of domestic violence related battery causing bodily harm. *** Michael Henry Duncan, a carpenter, 39, at large, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Nov. 5 on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. After Duncan allegedly entered the rear passenger door of a car in the parking lot of the Tom Thumb at 598 Highway 85 N, Niceville, the arresting officers approached the car and ordered Duncan out. When Duncan refused, the officers opened the door and attempted to remove him. When he resisted, one officer fired his Taser into Duncan's left arm, subduing him after the electric stun gun ran its five-second cycle. *** James Michael Hamill, a deckhand, 29, of 1423 Hickory St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies in Fort Walton Beach Nov. 8 on a charge of loitering or prowling. DUI arrestsBeau Austin Elwyn Butcher, a supermarket worker, 21, of 149 Baywind Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident at 1015 E John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Nov. 6 at 12:26 p.m. Butcher's vehicle allegedly hit a car in the parking lot in front of Food Depot.TheftsA Valparaiso resident from the 500 block of Kelly Mill Road reported an unknown person stole her blue BMX bicycle worth $69.95 sometime Oct. 29Nov. 3. *** A Valparaiso resident from the 200 block of Washington Avenue reported an unknown person stole $70 from a jar in her apartment Nov. 5. *** A Niceville resident from the 400 block of 20th Street reported an unknown person ripped the door off their shed's hinges with the lock still attached and stole a rake and shovel Nov. 1. *** A Niceville resident from the 200 block of Reynolds Avenue reported Nov. 3 an unknown person stole two Mitt Romney campaign signs from her yard. *** A Niceville resident from the 300 block of Oaklake Lane reported an unknown person stole $620 worth of personal items from her home Nov. 5. *** A Niceville resident from the 800 block of Coldwater Creek Circle reported an unknown person used or possessed her ID without consent at Northwest Florida State College at 100 E. College Blvd. Nov. 8. Criminal mischiefA Niceville resident from the 1000 block of Thomas Street, reported that an unknown person broke a window in her home Nov. 1. *** A Niceville resident reported Nov. 1 at about 5:57 p.m. that an unknown person slashed the tires on his stepdaughter's car in the parking lot of a restaurant at 406 W. John Sims Parkway. *** A Niceville resi dent from the first block of East College Boulevard reported an unknown person damaged his 2010 Chevrolet Silverado by throwing a brick into the truck's bed Nov. 1. *** A Niceville resident from the 900 block of Trout Creek Cove reported an unknown person cut a hole 36 inches wide and 24 inches high in the fencing at 218 N. Partin Drive, Niceville sometime Nov. 1-Nov. 2. The repair costs are estimated at $200. NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 05, 2012 through November 11, 2012. 0 Structure Fire29 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn4 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/5/12.....................09:45 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/5/12.....................11:16 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/5/12.....................12:11 Linden Ave......................................Medical...............................11/5/12.....................13:33 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/5/12.....................14:56 Coral Dr...........................................Medical...............................11/5/12.....................20:31 Azalea Dr........................................Medical...............................11/6/12.....................01:42 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/6/12.....................06:38 Hudson Cir......................................Medical...............................11/6/12.....................10:05 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Vehicle crash.....................11/6/12.....................13:51 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/6/12.....................13:57 Weeden Island Dr...........................Medical...............................11/7/12.....................08:06 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/7/12.....................08:44 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/7/12.....................10:36 Red Maple Way..............................Alarm activation.................11/7/12.....................19:11 Powell Dr.........................................Alarm activation.................11/8/12.....................01:07 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/8/12.....................06:05 Bayshore Dr....................................Smoke scare......................11/8/12.....................07:11 Florida St.........................................Medical...............................11/8/12.....................07:14 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/8/12.....................09:25 N. Partin Dr.....................................Medical...............................11/8/12.....................09:28 Eglin AFB........................................Woods fire..........................11/8/12.....................16:41 Cadillac Ave....................................Medical...............................11/8/12.....................17:09 Cadillac Ave....................................Medical...............................11/9/12.....................07:09 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...............................11/9/12.....................12:22 Bayshore Dr....................................Medical...............................11/10/12...................01:43 Hickory Ave.....................................Medical...............................11/10/12...................12:49 Cherrywood Ct...............................Medical...............................11/10/12...................13:41 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...............................11/10/12...................14:08 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...............................11/10/12...................15:25 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...............................11/10/1215:57 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Alarm activation.................11/10/12...................19:05 Reeves St.......................................Medical...............................11/10/12...................20:12 E. John Sims Pkwy........................Medical...............................11/11/12...................13:11 Government Ave............................Medical...............................11/11/12...................23:50 Weekly Safety Tip: Always store the gas cylinder to your gas grill outside – away from structures – and turn off the valve when not in use. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 05, 2012 through November 12, 2012. Street Situation Date Time E. Highway 20.........................Medical.....................................11/5/12.....................11:22 E. Bermuda Cir.......................Medical.....................................11/5/12.....................16:02 E. Hiwy. 20 & Range Rd........Vehicle accident.......................11/6/12.....................06:41 N. White Point Rd...................Dispatched & cancelled...........11/6/12.....................08:33 E. Hwy. 20 & White Point.......Dispatched & cancelled...........11/6/12.....................16:30 N. White Point Rd...................Dispatched & cancelled...........11/6/12.....................17:12 Bobcat Cove...........................Public assist.............................11/7/12.....................09:29 White Point Rd........................Medical.....................................11/7/12.....................10:19 Aruba Way..............................Dispatched & cancelled...........11/7/12.....................20:10 Windlake Dr.............................Medical.....................................11/8/12.....................08:18 N. White Point Rd...................Medical.....................................11/8/12.....................14:16 Glen Eagles Dr........................Dispatched & cancelled...........11/8/12.....................20:26 Hickory Street..........................Alarm activation........................11/9/12.....................05:11 N. White Point Rd...................Medical.....................................11/10/12...................08:21 Range Rd................................Alarm activation........................11/10/12...................09:20 W. Parkwood Ln.....................Unintentional transmission......11/10/12...................11:55 Parkwood Ct...........................Medical.....................................11/10/12...................13:36 John Sims Pkwy.....................Medical.....................................11/10/12...................14:12 N. White Point Rd...................Dispatched & cancelled...........11/11/12....................06:59 St. Lucia Ct..............................Medical.....................................11/11/12....................13:53 Calinda Ln...............................Alarm activation........................11/12/12...................21:31 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Page A-4 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon GULFCOASTDENTAL(850) 897-96004566 Hwy 20 East. Ste 108. Niceville, Florida 32578 www.gulfcoastdental.com Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive  Niceville  678-2514 Call for your private consultation.Corner of Partin & John Sims JIMSMITHOwner678-5999 in business18 YEARSSHOP LOCAL JEWELRY REPAIR WE BUY & SELL GOLD & SILVER JEWELRY Thank You!Thank You! ...for voting me onto the MSBU.Debbie Stretch Thank You! 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 • Fax: 729-3225 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressThe 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. 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. Fire Department ReportsOkaloosa easing restrictions on storage of unused vehiclesBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners Nov. 6 approved on first public hearing changes to the land development code related to the storage and removal of abandoned or nuisance vehicles. The amendments will go before the board for final approval at its next meeting Nov. 20. The proposal included changes to protect establishments, such as car dealers and parking garages, that, under the current code, technically store abandoned vehicles on their property. The proposal, which was approved 5-0, was presented by Okaloosa County Growth Management Director Elliot Kampert and also contained changes to help people storing vehicles for deployed military family members avoid abandoned vehicle penalties. Kampert said the proposed changes would allow Okaloosa County residents to store vehicles with expired tags behind a six-foot-high opaque fence out of public view instead of having to pay for the vehicle's retagging. The proposal would also remove the rules regarding abandoned and nuisance vehicles from the land development code and place them in Chapter 21 of the Okaloosa County Code of Ordinances, which covers traffic and motor vehicles. "Why rules about abandoned and nuisance vehicles are in the land development code is beyond me," Kampert said. In a separate proposal, Kampert introduced other changes to the land development code which would place various rules and restrictions under more appropriate codes. Most notably, the changes would disallow takeoffs and landings for aerial sightseeing under code C-3, general commercial, and allow them only under I-2, airport industrial park. Timberview Helicopters, which originally operated out of the Destin Commons, has had to move its business to land zoned for airports. Attorney David Powell, representing Timberview Helicopters, requested at the meeting that the board remove the provision disallowing aerial sightseeing in C-3 or grandfather in Destin Helicopter Rides, a Timberview subsidiary. Powell said his client cannot operate profitably near an airport and said the proposed change to the land development code would effectively put Timberview Helicopters out of business. Commissioner Wayne Harris voiced approval for the suggestion but no vote was taken by the board. The changes will be up for final approval Nov. 20. Kelly Windes, who was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to fill the seat vacated by James Campbell, participated in his first meeting but chose to wait to be officially sworn in until Nov. 20, when Nathan Boyles will be sworn in to fill the seat held by Commissioner Bill Roberts. Roberts, who did not run for re-election, was recognized by the other commission members "in appreciation for his service as a county commissioner."

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Debbie Stretch. She defeated Joe Jellison. “The community has given to me and I’d like to give back to the community,” said Stretch, a real estate agent. Among the priorities for the Group 4 director-elect is improving drainage along a stretch of Southwind Drive. “When we get the heavy rains, the water just kind of sits there and puddles,” said Stretch. The pooling leads to damaged grass along the road’s periphery, she said. Stretch shares the same vision for the MSBU as the two incumbents who were re-elected. She, Group 3 Director Doug Burgess and Group 5’s Dale Blanchard see its mission of maintaining common areas as a way to ensure property values for the approximately 3,000 homes in Bluewater Bay remain strong. “We’ve been making progress,” said Blanchard. A recent example was the addition of sidewalk along Bay Drive near the marina, he said. Also important for the MSBU directors is adding or replacing streetlights and beautification of intersections using shrubs, flowers and other plants. “I kind of look for places that might benefit from a project as I drive through Bluewater Bay,” said Burgess. Burgess also wants the most bang for the buck. “We want to be as judicious with the use of taxpayer’s money as we can,” he said. Okaloosa County Commissioner Wayne Harris, District 1, resoundingly defeated challenger Ronald L.F. Connor, the lone candidate to run for countywide office as a Democrat this year. Re-elected state Sen. Don Gaetz has a three-point agenda for his last term, which ends in 2016. The Niceville Republican defeated Richard Harrison, no party, of Marianna, in the Senate District 1 race. At the top of Gaetz's list are economic growth and job creation. What form that will take is to be determined, but the lawmaker said he will look at all options, including taxation policy. Point two is related to point one. Gaetz, a former Okaloosa County superintendent of schools, said he would like to “lash” higher education closer to job opportunities that are available. Gaetz said he wants people to be able “to compete for real jobs in the real economy. It means more focus on STEM, but it’s not just about STEM.” STEM is shorthand for science, technology, engineering and math. Gaetz said that critical skills such as being able to communicate, including writing effectively, are important, too. Finally, Gaetz wants to clean up politics by raising ethical standards for local and state officials. Citing a list of recent political scandals in Okaloosa County without using names, Gaetz made the argument that transparency is key. He said he would like to see public officials better report assets, such as “what they own,” and liabilities, such as “who they owe.” Executing his plan might be easier because Gaetz has been elected by his peers to a twoyear term as president of the state Senate, one of the three most powerful political posts in Florida. He will take that post in Tallahassee Nov. 20. However, the long-time politician said he recognizes the limitations of even that influential position. “As president, I don’t get to dictate,” said Gaetz. “I have an opportunity to persuade and encourage.” For Congress, U.S. District 1 Rep. Jeff Miller was re-elected to another term. the Chumuckla Republican easily defeated Laurel Hill Democrat Jim Bryan, Valparaiso Libertarian Calen Fretts, and write-ins. Miller has a three-point agenda, which he’s pushing even during the lame-duck session of Congress. “My focus will continue to be on jobs and the economy,” said the Republican in a statement. “Cutting spending and moving the budget toward balance is crucial for the future of this nation.” Among the changes to federal law that he would like to see is a simpler tax code. Also a priority for the congressman, who chairs the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, is prompt delivery of services, including mental health care, to veterans. The threat of automatic, across-the-board cuts to the federal budget in 2013, which is known as sequestration or, informally, the fiscal cliff, also troubles Miller. “Sequestration is just around the corner and there are some who want to try to balance the budget on the back of our military,” he said. “We need to continue to have the most capable military in the world and the bases in Northwest Florida are a crucial component of that force.” Also re-elected by Floridians was U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, who defeated Republican Congressman Connie Mack IV. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, won re-election by a comfortable margin nationwide, defeating Republican Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts. Obama's capture of Florida's 29 electoral votes was by a margin of less than 1 percent, however. Voters in heavily Republican Okaloosa County went for Romney and Mack by margins of about 3 to 1. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, November 14, 2012 Page A-5 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith Jim Whitmarsh, 70, Niceville, retired Mac McNally, 67, Niceville, Wal-Mart greeter “Hopefully, given a second term, President Obama can boost the economy.” “Let s hope it s in a good way. If he doesn t get the country fixed, it s going to sink.” “Gun laws will be a lot more strict. It will actually help gun sales, because people are worried.”How do you expect President Obama s re-election to affect you?Kass Lee, 32, Valparaiso, customer service representativeLocation: Wal-MartAdolph Guerrero, 48, Niceville, disabled veteran Danny Bryant, 24, Valparaiso, gun salesman Kathy McDaniel, 56, Crestview, retired What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field. “I d like to see the president and congress work together to allow disabled veterans to collect disability benefits without having to give up their military retired pay.” “Short of a nuclear attack on the United States, the reelection of President Obama is the next worst thing that could have happened. I actually voted for Obama the last time, but when the Okaloosa Democratic Party phoned me this year, I asked what was bought for the $5 trillion in additional debt. They just got angry and hung up on me.” “I hope it doesn t affect me. I could say something more, but God wouldn t want me to.” ELECTIONFrom page A-1 Wayne Harris Jeff Miller Okaloosa voters still favor GOPBeacon Correspondent Okaloosa County voters did Nov. 6 what they have been doing for a couple of decades—cast ballots in overwhelming support of Republican candidates for public office. “Given the political makeup of our area, the votes seemed to track pretty close to it,” said Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux on Nov. 8. Lux noted that the way ballots were cast in Okaloosa County did not mirror statewide results. Take the top of the ticket, where Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney took 73.8 percent of votes in Okaloosa County, compared with incumbent Barack Obama’s 24.6 percent. Statewide, by contrast, Obama edged Romney to claim Florida's 29 electoral votes, 50 percent to 49.14 percent. In last week's election, Okaloosa voters heavily favored GOP U.S. Senate candidate Connie Mack IV in his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, 67 percent to 29 percent. But Nelson won reelection handily in the statewide balloting, polling 55 percent of the vote against Mack's 42 percent. In Okaloosa County, it mattered little for the outcome whether the ballot was absentee, an early vote, or an election-day vote at a precinct polling station, according to Lux. He said 72.1 percent of absentee ballots and 74.3 percent of early votes went to Romney. The elections supervisor added that election day at Okaloosa polling centers went smoothly. There were some long lines, but no serious malfunctions with tabulating machines. Lux added that his office received some complaints, but they tended to be questions about how close election campaign signs, or campaigners, could be to polling places. for that special someone. The perfect holiday gift for that special someone. The perfect holiday gift The perfect holiday gift Y! 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held, is now using the space on Hart Street, Niceville, for its new River Academy classrooms, Lewis said. “It’s hard to secure that space,” Lewis said. “It is a lot of time to give up your space. In 2009 our display took up 10,000 square feet.” This year, Lewis started her location search in August. She finally received an offer of space in the old Vanguard Bank operations building, Valparaiso, but without adequate transportation and manpower to set up the giant display, Lewis said, she has run out of time to accept. The building required yard maintenance and a heavy cleanup. Lewis said she would also have to pay for the power to be turned on. With only one volunteer, it appeared to be impossible. Lewis met with Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold Nov. 8 to discuss receiving help from the city. The mayor offered city workers to help unload the items and open trailers for transportation, but the city couldn’t afford all the manpower needed in such a short time, Lewis said. Lewis usually has five to six volunteers, including she and her husband, Kevin Payne, to help her set up the more than 600 dolls, 500 nutcrackers, and 1,000-piece Christmas village show. They also help transport and unload all the items into the space. Another challenge was setting up at a new location. Lewis said it’s difficult to hold the display in a new place from scratch. If a circuit fails or something else goes wrong, she wouldn’t know where to move the electrical cords. Lewis began the annual display in 1994, after she and her husband moved to Niceville. The two hosted the event in their Niceville home until 2006, when neighbors complained about the spectator traffic generated by the attraction. Officials of the city of Niceville told Lewis the elaborate display would no longer be allowed at her home because the crowds, and their cars, could block emergency responders. “Niceville's edict against Debbie having the show at her home was a significant part of what launched my show in the first place,” Werner said. Since then she has had to secure a spot every year for the display. Lewis has been invited back to places outside of Niceville, but she enjoys keeping the show local and would like to find a permanent place to host the show. “I’m tired of going through the stress of finding a new location every year,” Lewis said. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN DISPLAYFrom page A-1 Debbie Lewis, the “Christmas Lady,” with some of her “Animation in Motion” show items stored at her home in Niceville. Nutcrackers on display in the 2011 “Animation In Motion” show at Radiant Life Church, 100 Hart St., Niceville.Page A-6 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 THEBAYBEACONAt Palm Eye care, we pride ourselves on serving ALL patients. We enjoy the challenge of helping our patients achieve their best vision and maintaining optimal visual health. Just one of our specialties at Palm Eye Care is the fitting of contact lenses. While growing up, Dr. Tom and Sharon visited many optometrists in search of good vision in contact lenses. It took a few tries before we were able to achieve good comfort and vision in contacts. We have heard the label “difficult patient” at least once. Those frustrations motivated us to become optometrists and strive for the best contact lens fit for our patients. The contact lens market has blossomed with new technology over the last few years. The biggest innovation is increased oxygen flow in soft and “hard” lens materials. These new materials provide improved comfort and moisture for the eyes. You should not have to rush home after a days work to eagerly pull your uncomfortable contact lenses out. In addition, many more companies have produced great multifocal contacts to provide good vision both near and far. These lenses are available in many materials, and can provide most patients with comfort and a dramatically reduced dependence on reading glasses. Although finding the perfect lens takes some trial and error, many patients have enjoyed this new technology. We can do better for you than “monovison.” Our patients with high astigmatism or keratoconus have shown great success with gas permeable lenses, or the new Synergeyes lens. This specialty lens combines the improved clarity of a gas permeable lens with the immediate comfort of a soft lens. This latest technology has allowed many patients who have been unable to wear contact lenses to again appreciate better vision in contacts. Preventive maintenance on your vehicle keeps you on the road longer. Many of us remember to change our oil “every 3000 miles”. This catchy phrase puts terrible thoughts of roadside emergencies and engine breakdowns in your mind, so you are sure to invest in this important step. The same can be said for your health and vision. Routine physicals and eye examinations not only tell you that you have excellent health, but can reveal a medical condition you were unaware you had. Studies suggest that a majority of people who are afflicted with a serious medical condition had it for years before the symptoms revealed its presence. A dilated, comprehensive eye exam analyzes the detailed structures of the eye that allow you to appreciate fine detail. The complex nature of our vision makes it impossible to correct and restore vision in some eye diseases, so early detection is important. We would like to invite you out for a visit to see what we do. 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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 1 1 4 4 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Law Office of SAMUEL M. PEEK The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.  Probate  Wills  Trusts  Estate Planning  Powers of Attorney  Medical Directives 678-1178222 Government Avenue Niceville, FL 32578 Marching Knights place secondThe Rocky Bayou Marching Nights received an overall superior rating and placed second at the Little Big Horn competition Oct. 2 0, in Opp, Ala. The team also received ratings for its drum major Connor Lynch, superior; majorette Lexi Kirkpatrick, excellent; c olor guard, excellent; and drum line, superior. The Marching Knights will perform at the Crestview Downtown Christmas Parade Dec. 1, the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Community Christmas Parade Dec. 1, and the Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade Dec. 3. By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer More than 300 people attended Lewis J. Edge Elementary School’s Fall Chili Festival fundraiser Nov. 3, from 3-6 p.m., at 300 Highway 85 N, Niceville. The event raised $3528, which doesn’t include the expenses to put on the event, such as supplies and rentals for the festival. The proceeds will benefit Edge Elementary’s classrooms. An estimated 60 volunteers, including student’s parents and Edge Elementary teachers, participated in the fundraiser. More than 25 volunteers from Niceville High School also participated. Students enjoyed rock climbing, face painting, live music and food. The winner of the children’s pie eating contest was Edge fourth grader Caroline Hiers. The winner of the adult pie eating contest was Ed Bechard, an Edge substitute and volunteer. Edge’s festival raises funds Edge fourth grader Caroline Hiers was named the winner of the pie eating contest Nov. 3. Photo by Scoot SchaefflerRocky Bayou RoyaltyRocky Bayou Christian School s 2012 Homecoming King and Queen, seniors Jacob Holcomb and Rachel Mosley, were crowned at the school s homecoming dance on Nov. 3, at the RBCS gym, 2101 Partin Drive N, Niceville. Pavilion raises $635 The Twin Cities Pavilion raised $635 to benefit the residents of the pavilion at its fundraiser Oct. 20, at 1053 John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Nancy Rhode and Sandy Landon worked hard to prepare for the fundraiser. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Niceville, gave generous contributions to the bake sale. More photos, page B-6 850-863-2153Fort Walton • Destin • NicevilleComprehensive Orthopaedic Care General Orthopaedics Total Joint Revision Sports Medicine General Podiatry Arthritis Prevention & Care Bone Density Scanning Complete Spine Care Total Joint Reconstruction Minimal Invasive Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery Full Body MRI Physical TherapyDr. James F. Watt, DOOrthopaedic Hand Surgeon Upper Extremities PediatricsAll major insurance accepted, including Tricare Eight Board Certified Physicians Specializing in Skin Cancer and Surgical Dermatology Procedures• Moh’s Micrographic Surgery • General Dermatology Evaluations • Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation • Laser Treatments, Pellev • Chemical Facial Peels ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE www.DermSurgCtr.com (850) 897-75464566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101, Niceville COMING SOON to Crestview & DestinDr. Scott Beals, D.O. F.A.A.D.Board Certified American Board of Dermatology Emerald Coast Health InstituteFamily & Preventative Medicine“Your Health, Our Passion!”Most Insurances Accepted New Patient Availability Hours of Operation: Mon.-Thurs. 8-12 & 1-4:30 Phone: 850-279-6949 | Fax: 850-279-6033 4566 E Hwy. 20, Ste. 105 | Niceville, FL 32578 Thomas L. McKnight, M.D., MPH Board Certified in Family and Preventative Medicine Colonel, AFR 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) DR. AMANDA BRENCI, O.D. Board Certified Optometrist(850) 678-8876 “Where there is no vision, the people perish” –Proverbs 29:18 Dr. Brenci offers full comprehensive eye exams for patients of all ages. Schedule an appointment today! WHYSHOPANYWHEREELSE? EYEWEAR UNLIMITED IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience 678-0099 • 678-6211All doctors’ prescriptions filled • Welds & Repairs Bi-Focals • Tri-Focals • Progressives • Sunglasses Varilux • Hoya • Shamir • Zeiss

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 THEBAYBEACON We would like to let everyone in your hometown know about! Just write up a little article and enclose a photo if possible and bring it by or mail it to: Beacon Newspapers 1181 E. John Sims Pky., Niceville, FL 32578Weddings, Engagements, or Special Anniversaries? CHURCH DIRECTORY PARENTS GRANDPARENTSDon’t let your college student miss the hometown news!and Please send coupon and payment to:The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578 Or you may fax your credit card order to 850-729-3225 For more information, call The Bay Beacon at (850) 678-1080.Name: Phone: Address: E-mail: SPECIAL STUDENT MAIL RATE (out of town)..................8 Months for $69 ELECTRONIC EDITION........................................................1 Year for $52 / CARD EXPIRATIONDATESIGNATURE OFCARDHOLDERDATE VISAOR MASTERCARD NUMBERS Please check form of payment:oCheck oooPlease check one: o o Price includes any applicable sales tax. Keep your student up-to-date on news of Niceville, Valparaiso, and Bluewater Bay! Order now and we’ll mail your student the Bay Beacon (8 months), or e-mail an electronic copy of the paper (1 year). IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org “Pointing The Way To Jesus” 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. 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 Navy Seaman Alexander Wayne graduated from basic military training on Sept. 7, 2012, at Naval Station Great Lakes, Chicago, Ill. He was accepted to the Navy’s Nuclear Field Program and is training to be an Electronics Technician at the Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, S.C. He is a 2012 Niceville High School graduate and the son of Patrick and Deede Wayne of Niceville. *** Army Private First Class Jewell Brodie-Graham graduated from basic military training Oct. 25, 2012, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He is training to be a Veterinary Technician at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He is 2011 Niceville High School graduate and the son of Mabel Carter of Niceville. *** Air Force Reserve Airman Christian M. Holman graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. He is a 2010 graduate of Niceville High School and the son of Candice Harper and brother of Chance Harper, of Partin Drive, Niceville. In the Service Who’s News Students perform in county chorusThirty-one members of the Ruckel Middle School Ambassadors Chorus performed Oct. 29 in the Okaloosa County Vocal Association All-County Honor Chorus, at the Mattie Kelly Fine Arts Auditorium, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The selected students rehearsed for six weeks and participated in a two-day choral clinic to prepare. They are: Stefani Alderfer, Brynn Burdge, Julia Freeman, Meredith Freeman, Hannah Grigg, Hayley Grigg, Elizabeth Kelton, Lauren Matthews, Brianna Moye, Ashley Sambenedetto, Sarah Sullivan, Emma, Weeks, Richard Brown, Lauren Cole, Tatum Hackler, John Hencinski, Alexander Johnson, George Krist, Thuyvan Luong, Savannah Mikus, Chase Mixson, Mckenzie Nall, Keenan Oas, Justin Rodriguez, Andrew Sansone, Lindsay Schmidt, Megan Stiles, Elijah Sutton, Logan Taylor, Joseph Walker and Olivia Warsheski. The entire “Girls Gotta Run” club ran and finished the 5K “Race for Lace” to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Nov. 3 in Crestview. Girls club finishes 5KBy Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Edge Elementary’s afterschool running club, “Girls Gotta Run,” finished the third annual 5K “Race for Lace” with Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Nov. 3, in Crestview. Participants enjoyed live music and a breakfast. The club students are all from Edge Elementary except Rocky Bayou Christian School student Tavey Edelman. The club is run by Edge teachers Angela Beebe, Jodi Dezinski and Holly Troxell. The girls meet after school to run and learn about physical wellness to coincide with the club’s slogan, “Edge leaders are fit for life.” Club members are: Jenna Early, Abbie Welsh, Peyton Chambers, Heather Adams, Te’a Marta, Sian Mignot, Jenna Elmer, Darcie Welborn, Melena Stevenson, Emma Langston, Kayla Dean, Gabrielle Jackson, Adrienne Pritchard, Hannah Wetherell, Lauryn Loggins, Michiah Sanders, Tavey Edelman, RBCS. Alexander Wayne Carrie Summerlin of Freeport has been hired as a business development manager for SimpleHIRE. Her sales efforts will be focused to educate and partner with small to midsized business owners to provide comprehensive human resource solutions including benefits and payroll. *** Sherry Harlow of Valparaiso, APR, marketing and public relations director of Eglin Federal Credit Union, has been appointed to serve a threeyear term on the Universal Accreditation Board in New York City. Harlow was selected to serve from 1300 members in the Southern Public Relations Federation covering La., Miss., Ala., and Northwest Fla. Harlow is a graduate of the University of West Florida, a founding member of the Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization, Okaloosa County, and a 27-year member of the Florida Public Relations Association. *** Patrons of Artful Things raised more than $4,200 during its fundraiser Nov. 3, at Artful Things, 1087 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville. There were 60 donated items auctioned and art classes throughout the day. Candice Holezceko co-owner of Artful Things, was able to attend the fundraiser after suffering a stroke Sept. 24. Carrie Summerlin Sherry Harlow 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 Lifes even better when you get your premium back. Bo Burns, Agent 1811 John Sims Parkway Niceville, FL 32578 Bus: 850-678-3441 bo.burns.cvly@statefarm.com bo.burns.cvly@statefarm.com Bus: 850-678-3441 Niceville, FL 32578 1811 John Sims Parkway Bo Burns, Agent Y A AY D O E T L M L A C d o i r e m p u i m e r l p e v e e l h f t o e e h t at t u d o i a n p e e t b o s n a h e n e e b c n a r u s e in f e li h f t k i c a b u i m e r r p u o t y e n g e v r e o e u l a v sh a d c l i u b s s e r l o y f l i m r fa u o yo r p p l e n h a c u o w y o t h u d o in F d n e e t “ e s m u sh t c e t o o o l B u s s t A n e d i c c d A n e a f i m L r a e F t a t S o l B y n a p m o e C c n a r u s n e I f i m L r a e F t a t S 0 8 ; 0 I W Y N T t M p e c x e e I f i m L r e l T e v e m L u i m e r e P l b a t s u j d A 1 0 10 10 1 L I n o t g n mi o ) I d W n Y a n N d i e s n e c i L y ( n a p m o e C c n a r u d W n Y a N A n M d i e s n e c i t l o N L ( I n o t g n i m o o I Y & W n N 5 i 2 0 8 0 ; A T n M 5 i 7 0 s e t a t l s l n a 5 i 2 0 8 s 0 e i r e y s c i l oe p c n a r u s n e I ) I d W

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Sharing and Caring Sharing and Caring is looking for donations of food, hygiene products, diapers, detergents and more at 104 Bullock. Blvd., Niceville. The shelter is also signing up families from Niceville, Valparaiso and Choctaw Beach for its annual Christmas Program, which will provide holiday food baskets and Christmas gifts for children ages 12 and under. Sing up at the shelter during normal business hours. Proof of residency and ID is required at the time of sign up. Contact Delle Diamon at 6788459. Nursing students sought 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. Cal s Holiday Food Drive Cal’s Appliances will host its first Holiday Food Drive for Sharing and Caring until Nov. 30, at 121 N Partin Drive, Niceville. Canned and dry goods or donations will be accepted and go directly to Sharing and Caring. 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. Baytown Wharf Skating Rink Ice skate at the public outdoor ice rink until Jan. 31, at the events plaza in Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin. During the month of November donate two non-perishable items to the rink and receive a free skate rental. It’s $10 for an hour and a half of skating and $2 to rent skates. Visit www.Sandestin.com/events. Library story time The Niceville Public Library will host a story time for children 3-5 years old Nov. 14 and 15, at 10:30 a.m., at the Youth Services program room, 206 N. Partin Dr. Preschoolers will enjoy “Let’s Talk Turkey” and other classics. Contact Christina, 279-4863. Macy s farewell performance The Niceville Eagle pride Marching Band will perform it’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day performance Nov. 15, 7 p.m., at the Niceville High School Eagle Stadium to thank the community for all its support. Republican club meeting All county Republicans are invited to attend the Okaloosa County Republican Club meeting Nov. 15, 7 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, 105 Hollywood Blvd., Fort Walton Beach. Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley will speak about the state of the county and answer questions regarding his office. The election of the new club Board of Directors will be held during the meeting, as well as a look ahead to 2013 activities. A social hour will begin at 6:15 p.m. and dinner is available with a reservation for $12. Contact Jane Dale at 651-5049. Embroiderers Guild meeting Visitors are welcome to join the Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America at its night group meeting Nov. 15, 6-8:30 p.m., and regular meeting Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m.noon, in room 400, at 214 Partin Drive S., First United Methodist Church of Niceville. Contact 496-3466. Boat history 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 Night church service Join All God’s Children and the Living Word Worship Center for a night service Nov. 16, 7 p.m., 40 John Sims Pkwy., Valparaiso. Special guest Prophet Thelma Bassa of Orlando will speak. Contact 678-7632. There will also be a Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 18 immediately following morning worship service. RBCS play Rocky Bayou Christian School will perform “12 Angry Jurors,” adapted from the teleplay “12 Angry Men,” Nov. 16., 7 p.m., at the Fort Walton Beach Municipal Auditorium, Fort Walton Beach. Reserve tickets for adults, $12, and students, $10, by contacting Jana Obrigewitch 678-7358 or obrigewitchj@rbcs.org. Nutcracker at NWSFC The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) is celebrating 43 years of excellence by presenting The Nutcracker Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Tickets are $28 for adults and $14 for children and can be purchased at www.nfballet.org. Insect workshop Experience insects with FAMU’s Entomology Club’s presentation “Wild about Bugs!” Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center, 4956 Hwy 20 E., Freeport. Standard admission rates apply. Visit www.eowilsoncenter.org or contact 835-1824 for more information. Constitution workshop The Niceville-Valparaiso Tea Party will host an all day class on the U.S. 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. Pet fundraiser Bring your pets to get their nails trimmed at the Parkway Veterinary Hospital’s Relay for Life fundraiser Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-noon, at 1101 E. John Sims Pkwy., Valparaiso. Each pet costs $8 and a proof of rabies vaccine is required. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Contact 729-3225. 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. Geek Lights build day The fifth annual “Geek Lights on the Corner” will host a public build day on Nov. 17, 9 a.m., at the corner of Bluewater Boulevard and Antigua Way, Niceville. Fans of Geek Lights can help with the build and get a behind-the-scenes look of how the show is put together. Operation Christmas Child The Niceville United Methodist Church is collecting Christmas shoeboxes until Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., in the gathering area of the Community Life Center 214 Partin Drive S., Niceville. Pick up a shoebox and list of items to fill an unsealed shoebox for a child in need at the church. Label the box boy or girl and the appropriate age. Contact Linda at 4966866 for more information or stop by the operation display at the gathering area. Auxiliary book and gift sale The Twin Cities Hospital Auxiliary will host a book and gift sale Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Hospital Wellness Center behind the hospital, 2190 Highway 85 N, Niceville, to benefit its scholarship fund for students who want to study in the healthcare field. All proceeds go to the Twin Cities Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship fund. Contact 897-3502. 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, 729-6000, or http://mattiekellyartscenter.org. ADSO Christmas Art MarketThe Arts and Design Society’s Christmas Art Market will take place Nov. 19 through Dec. 17, at the art center, 17 First St. SE, Fort Walton Beach. There will be an assortment of crafts made by members, including jewelry, paintings, pottery, photographs and note cards. Crafts are all under $200. The gallery’s hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon4 p.m., and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. For more information contact 244-1271. 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, 729-5268, or NWFS Athletics Office, 729-5379. Geek Lights Display The fifth annual “Geek Lights on the Corner” Christmas light and music show will begin Nov. 26 through Jan. 1, at the corner of Bluewater Boulevard and Antigua Way, Niceville. The free shows start at 6 p.m. and every hour and half-hour, with the last show starting at 9:30 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, and 10:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday. Christmas Parade meeting The Niceville-Valparaiso Community Christmas Parade will hold a mandatory meeting for all participants to receive parade instructions Nov. 26, 6 p.m., at the Niceville Community Center, The Registration fee deadline is Nov. 26 or a $5 late fee if paid after. The entry fee for profit organizations is $60 and $30 for non-profit. Proceeds will provide holiday meals for Sharing and Caring families and other community service projects. American Girls book club The Niceville Public Library will host its American Girls History Mystery book club discussion Nov. 28, 4:15-5:30 p.m., at the library’s youth services program room, Niceville. The club is open to girls in grades second through sixth. Registration is required at the library as space is limited. November’s book is “The Cameo Necklace: A Cecile Mystery,” by Evelyn Coleman. 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. 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 14, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON 209 Government Ave., Niceville • 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 years Browse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate Quilts of Valor DisplayThe Niceville Public Library presents the Quilts of Valor exhibit, created by the Flying Needles Quilt Guild, Niceville, until Nov. 30, at 206 Partin Drive N. The guild is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization that creates quilts, Christmas stockings and bags for those in need. The quilts will be donated to honor and comfort wounded warriors and veterans. 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By Sarah Clauson Beacon Correspondent The Niceville High School Eagles hosted the Bay Tornados last Friday for the “Senior Night” season closer and clobbered them, 35-7. The win helped solidify the momentum they gained during the second half of their season. The nondistrict victory gave the Eagles a 6-3 record for the season, which they will take with them into the postseason against the Milton Panthers this Friday. The victory, like the Eagles’ last several, was thanks in large part to a tight defense that allowed the offense to rack up the points. The Defense kept the Tornados scoreless until late in the fourth quarter when they allowed the only Bay touchdown of the evening. The offense, with the exception of two turnovers, scored on all but one drive, and was forced to punt only once. It racked up 28 points in the first half, with two touchdowns by wide receiver Tyree McCants, one by running back Tayjon Culley, and one by linebacker Barrett Perry. At halftime, the Niceville Eagle Pride marching band recognized its seniors. The band will travel to New York City, where it will represent Florida in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. The team effort continued into the second half, with play time for many of the backups and a final touchdown by Dane Wagner in the third. “We built some momentum and we wanted to keep it,” said Eagles head coach John Hicks. “I thought we came out here tonight and took care of business. The Eagles hope to take their four-game winning streak to Milton Friday in the 6A Regional Quarterfinal and advance further in postseason play. “They will be another challenge for our defense,” Hicks said of Milton. “They’ve got a lot of good receivers and big play people. It’ll be tough, and offensively we’ve got to keep doing what we’re doing.” The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 THEBAYBEACON BE ACO N S P O R TSBE A CO N S P O R TS Eagles rout Bay, end regular season on high noteNHS takes on Milton Friday in regional playoff openerRocky swimmer excels at regionalsRocky Bayou Christian School freshman Suzi Sober was a finalist in the 1A Region 1 swimming tournament in Jacksonville Nov. 2, barely missing going to the state championship. She is the 2012 District 1-1A 500 free champion. Also competing in district finals were Doug Linder and Colin Frazier, 50 free finalists; Jeffrey Sober 200 IM and 100 fly finalist; Hannah Stoner, 100 breast stroke finalist; 200 girls medley relay finalists Audrey Stevens, Iris Lee, Sober and Hannah Stoner; 200 men’s medley relay finalists Lon Ritenour, Liam Ritenour, Nick Bowers and Johnson Sullivan; and 200 and 400 men’s free relay finalists Doug Linder, Colin Frazier, Jeffrey Sober and Wesley Bowers. Suzi Sober The Eagle defense, led by Drew Frederic, presented a brick wall to Bay offensive players. Beacon photos by Sarah Clauson Andrew Mitchell kicks the point after one of the Eagles five touchdowns during Friday night s 35-7 rout of Bay. Briefs A 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 fundamentals and taught in a setting that will educate and entertain players. The camp will be presented in full-day sessions, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $90. Camp instructors will include the coaching staff and players from the Northwest Florida State College Baseball team. Info: coach Doug Martin, 7295268, or assistant coach Nick Fletcher, 729-6048. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 7:30 p.m. $22/person in advance $25 at the door Purchase tickets at these fine locations: PS Gifts in Fort Walton Beach, Kitchenique in Destin, Artful Things in Niceville, Connect with Flowers in ShalimarFort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium in Fort Walton BeachInfo: ECCA 362-9356, or visit em eraldcoastconcerts.com Emerald Coast Concert Associationpresents 1 NIGHT ONLY! 850-473-0091 • Cordova Mall • PensacolaChair Massage 10 Minutes for $10 Foot Reflexology (oil) 10 Minutes $15 20 Minutes $25 30 Minutes $36 Full Body Table Massage Deep Tissue Dressed (dry) 10 Minutes $16 20 Minutes $26 30 Minutes $36 Swedish (oil) 30 Minutes $43 60 Minutes $68 “I'm retired military and I've had massages all over the world; this is one of the best I've ever had.” Dear Bay Beacon, There is no higher compliment to one’s work and the mission of a company than the words of a pleased and satisfied customer. I wanted to take a moment and let you know how much I appreciate the high level of service and professionalism I receive from the staff of the Bay Beacon, especially Bunni Farnham. My staff and I are very satisfied with the results we have received from advertising with the Bay Beacon. Our ads have helped us gain exposure in the local community and increase interest in all the insurance and banking services our agency provides. I can think of no better avenue of advertising in our community that brings greater results. I have been so impressed with the response I have received from my advertising with the Bay Beacon that it is now my main source of advertising. I look forward to continued success with the Bay Beacon and recommend them to all business owners in the community looking to increase their business.Advertising in the Bay Beacon gets results! Here’s proof! Sincerely, Bo Burns, Owner and Agent Bo Burns State Farm Agency

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Since 1992, the voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso. 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 fastpaced 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. If you want Niceville, Valparaiso and Bluewater Bay to know, say it in the Beacon. 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) Niceville house. Available Now! Nice private, completely fenced yard. Great for military personnel and/or students. 5-minutes to Eglins front gate, walking distance to NWF University & dog park, minutes to stores, 15-minutes to interstate & beaches. Just remodeled includes new central AC/Heat, carpet, just painted, shades, cable ready, blinds, washer & dryer. Pet dog OK. $1000/mo. w/discount for military personnel. 236 Jefferson Ave. Niceville, FL. For more information, call 850729-6504. Large Niceville Duplex. 2/2. $800/mo. DD $800. Very nice, clean, new paint, W/D, yard. Close to Bases. Military Discount! 850-699-4011 -AVOIDLegal loopholes that can cost you thousands in the sale of your home. Free Special Report reveals 3 costly errors to avoid. Free Recorded Message: 1-866-234-3321, ID# 1011 SELL YOUR HOME FAST AND FOR TOP DOLLAR Before listing your home, order this Free Special Report that reveals 27 Tips to give you the competitive edge. Free Recorded Message 1-866-2343321, ID# 1023 The Beach Bashers travel baseball team, based in Panama City, are looking for players ages 8 thru 12 for the 2013 season. If interested, email jparker23@hotmail.com ASAP. Huge yard sale. Nov. 17th, 7am-1pm. Christmas decorations, Halloween decorations, clothes & more. 128 Edwards Circle, Valparaiso. Garage Sale Sat. Nov. 17 8:00-?. 4434 Southminister Circle, Niceville. Christmas, household items, appliances, etc. Big Sale Miscellaneous Help Wanted Yard Sales Homes for Lease Homes for Rent Homes for Sale Help Wanted Help Wanted Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale CLASSIFIEDS Beacon Where Buyers and Sellers Meet!Ž Office Space Let the community know your business. Advertise in At Your Service The Bay Beacon, The Eglin Flyer, The Hurlburt Patriot & The Green Beret (850) 678-1080 The more you tell, the more you sell! Call the Beacon at 678-1080 to place your ad today! Looking for a home or a job? Be sure to check the classified ads every Wednesday in the Bay Beacon. Price of First Run....................$ + Price of subsequent runs........$ = Total Price................................$ Please write ad on form. Minimum charge $11.00* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20¢. Attach more paper if needed.BEACON CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE: 2:00 p.m. Fri. for Wed.DROP IN : The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Parkway East Shopping Center. Hours:8 a.m.5 p.m. M-F. After hours, use mail slot in our door. MAIL : Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Pwky., Niceville, FL 32578. Please enclose check. E-MAIL : Classified@baybeacon.com Type "Classified" in subject field. (Do not include credit card information. We will call you for credit card info. $5 processing fee.)Name Phone Address *Base price includes $5 weekly discount for walk-in or mail-in prepaid ads. Please make checks payable to the Beacon Newspapers Ads are non-refundable. CONVENIENT WAYS TO PLACE YOUR BEACON CLASSIFIED AD !Beacon Newspapers • 1181 E. 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Abner and Lena Williams, long-time Niceville residents, will celebrate their 20th anniversary on Nov. 14, 2012. They were married in 1992 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Niceville. Both attended Ruckel Middle School and graduated from Niceville Senior High School. The Williams are parents to David, a Florida State University student and Noah, a Ruckel Middle School student. God has blessed them in many ways over the years as they continue to love, support and accept each other. Through the good times and the bad, they have always stood by each other and remain the best of friends. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-6 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Anniversaries Mckenzie Janssen, Edge first grader, with her father, work on a project a the Home Depot build-it workshop at the festival. Edge Elementary teachers volunteering at the festival from left: Darby Crews, first grade, Cynthia Tuznik, fourth grade, and Colleen Ballasch, fourth grade.Edge Elementary festivalAll-State Band chooses six Ruckel studentsBy Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Six Ruckel Middle School students have been selected as members of the Florida All-State Band. Directed by Eddie Steadman, Ruckel’s band director, they include eighth graders Hunter Brake, percussion; Claire Crist, bass clarinet; Perrin Davis, clarinet and Alexandria Tolbert, flute. Also chosen were seventh graders Ryan Murphey; clarinet and Jazzlyn Timper, bass clarinet. Auditions for the All-State Band had five parts: seven memorized major scales in two minutes, a chromatic scale, a lyrical musical study, a technical musical study and a sight-reading exercise for music the students didn’t see before. Percussionists audition on three instruments. Auditions are recorded and sent to a trained judge who scores each audition. The All State Band will perform at the 2013 Florida Music Educators Conference Jan. 9-12, Tampa. The All-State Concert will be held Jan. 12, 3 p.m., at the Tampa Convention Center. The Ruckel Middle School band selected students from left: Ryan Murphey, Perrin Davis, Hunter Brake, Ruckel Band Director Eddie Steadman, Alexandria Tolbert, Claire Crist and Jazzlyn Timper. ATTENTION Bluewater Bay ResidentsThere have been several articles recently regarding Bluewater Bay Resorts plan to shorten the Magnolia golf course and to develop the three parcels which would become vacant. For more information, please go to the Magnolia Plantation website and follow the link “Proposed changes to Magnolia course.” www.magnoliaplantationhoa.com Rocky Bayou Christian Scho Wednesday, November 28, 20 9:00 am 10:30 am Saxon Library Niceville campus Our Mission 2101 N. Partin Drive Niceville, FL 32578 WWW.RBCS.ORG 850.279.3727 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:00 am 10:30 am Saxon Library Niceville campus Rocky Bayou Christian Schools 2101 N. Partin Drive Niceville, FL 32578 WWW.RBCS.ORG 850.279.3727 Our Mission Mr. and Mrs. Abner Williams Abner and Lena Williams celebrate 20th anniversary Club honors Policeman of the YearThe Niceville Exchange Club honored Policeman of the Year Steve Richards, right, at the club s meeting Oct. 23 at La Rumba, Niceville. Lt. William Steven Gaiser, left, introduced Richards whose name was added to a plaque that hangs in the Niceville Police Department.