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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00099641/00198
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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: 11-28-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
lccn - sn 98001910
issn - 1097-6469
System ID: UF00099641:00198

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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The City of Niceville raised $26,175 by auctioning used police cars, other vehicles, and public works equipment at an auction Nov. 20 near the Niceville Police Department. Auctioned were 19 lots, including nine cars, three trucks, one boat and several pieces of construction equipment. Some items drew only one bid, of the minimum amount. Three of the cars, two Ford Crown Victorias made in 2002 and one made in 2004, sold for the minimum bid of $200 to C.J. Cahill. Cahill, of CJ Used Auto Parts in Baker, purchased four Crown Victorias, typically used as police cars, for a total of $900. He bought a GMC pickup truck for $400 and a 1975 International front loader construction vehicle for $4,100. Cahill's six purchases were the most by one bidder. A group of about 40 people gathered for the proceedings. The 19 lots were purchased by By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Come Saturday morning, it will be time to put on your Santa hat and cheer your favorite floats in the annual NicevilleValparaiso Rotary Club’s Christmas Parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Palm Boulevard and John Sims Parkway, Niceville. The parade is the perfect time to bring the family and grab a spot to catch the sights and sounds of Niceville’s Christmas cheer. This year’s parade theme is “All I Want for Christmas.” The carefully decorated floats, school bands and other marchers will assemble on Marc Smith Boulevard, behind People’s National Bank. The parade will come out onto Palm Boulevard and turn west on John Sims Parkway. It will turn north on Partin Drive. It will then travel to the area between the Children’s Park and Ruckel Middle School. The judging stand will be in the Ruckel Middle School parking lot. The entry fee this year for profit organizations was $60. It was $30 for nonprofit groups. The proceeds will provide holiday meals for Sharing and Caring families and other community By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Valparaiso Planning Commission approved a request to rezone land owned by Compass Rose restaurant owner Michael Harris from R-1A (residential single family) to C-1 (commercial) at its Nov. 20 meeting. The city commission will have the final say. The land, at 308 Glen Ave., is occupied by a vacant house and is next to the Compass Rose's spill-over parking lot. Steve Griner, a Compass Rose representative, said the house will be torn down to make way for another parking lot. Griner and Valparaiso City Administrator Carl Scott said that the landowner is already allowed to construct a parking lot on land zoned R-1A, but because of the requirements of each zone, building one on land zoned C-1 would be more intuitive. Parking lots constructed on C-1 are required to make accommodation for surrounding residential areas, needing a sixto-eight-foot fence, bushes five feet thick for noise abatement and blockage of any light going into the windows of surrounding residences. Lots constructed on R-1A have no noise or light abatement requirements, but are required to have setbacks of 25 feet from the street to the front, 20 feet from the back and 7.5 feet on each side. Planning commission 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 28, 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 Thursday, 2:30 p.m. Make bracelets from safety pins for Teen Space’s craft day at the Niceville Public Library. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. See Cindy Williams, from “Laverne and Shirley,” in the comedy “Nunset Boulevard,” at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville. Tickets are $35. Friday, 3 p.m. Snag your Christmas tree from Niceville’s Boy Scouts of America Troop 546, in front of the Niceville Police Station Saturday, 7:30 a.m. Spot birds with Walt Spence and the Audubon Society in a bird walk starting in front of Badcock Furniture Niceville. Saturday, 5-9 p.m. Visit with Santa and watch the Christmas tree lighting at the Niceville Community Christmas Festival at the Niceville City Hall Complex. See Calendar, B-3. COMING UP Please see PARADE, page A-3 Please see NHS, page A-2 Please see UPGRADE, page A-6 Please see PARKING, page A-8 Please see AUCTION, page A-7 City of Niceville raises funds in auction of cars Police BlotterPage A-7NHS bank billboard in wrong zone, DOT assertsBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The City of Niceville Planning Commission will hear a rezoning request from the Okaloosa County School District at its meeting Dec. 3 for the land around the Niceville High School billboard near the school's baseball field on John Sims Parkway. The planning commission, which will hear three other, unrelated requests at the meeting, will decide whether to recommend to the Niceville City Council that the land be rezoned from R-1A (residential single family) to RNC Valparaiso to upgrade bottlenecked cable systemBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso City Commission has agreed to upgrade its overloaded municipal cable utility, which provides cable television and Internet service to Valparaiso residents. The commissioners earlier this month heard a report from city communications and cable department director Burt Bennett, who asked the commission to authorize spending about $50,000 to upgrade the city’s cable service to increase the amount of bandwidth available to residents who use the city system. Bennett said that as technology has provided more information-intensive products such as online video games and real-time streaming of movies and videos, the city cable service has Valp. restaurant seeks to add parkingChristmas parade set for Saturday Photo by Kevin McCormick, groupphotos.com The Niceville High School Eagle Pride Marching Band returned from New York Friday after performing in the 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The band was positioned between a giant balloon of Kermit the Frog and one of Charlie Brown (background). The NHS musicians performed a jazzy version of "Jingle Bells" before a nationwide TV audience. The band will lead the Niceville-Valparaiso Christmas Parade on Saturday. Potential bidders inspected the engine of a City of Niceville work truck before it any other city vehicles were auctioned Nov. 20 near the Niceville Police Department. Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserHere's to you, New York

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACON(residential, neighborhood and commercial). According to the Niceville Planning Department, a billboard is not allowed on R-1A property. Bill Smith, director of facilities for the Okaloosa County School District, said the issue came up after an employee of the Florida Department of Transportation drove by the billboard and noticed the logo of Coastal Bank and Trust, the billboard's long-time sponsor. Smith said the FDOT employee told him because of the bank logo, the billboard constitutes off-site advertising and requires a state permit, which cannot be applied for unless the land is rezoned C-1. Smith feels the school should not have to go through the rezoning process over this issue. "This is bureaucracy at its finest," Smith said. "That billboard has been up since the 70s, and Coastal Bank has sponsored it for years, and it hasn't been an issue up until the past six months." Smith said the only land up for rezoning is the hillside immediately surrounding the base of the billboard. The rest of the school will remain R-1A. In other business on the planning commission agenda, HP Rental Properties has request that property on Madison Street be rezoned from R-3 (multiple family) to C-2 (general commercial) with a special exception to allow mini-storage. The map filed by HP Rental at the Niceville Building Inspector indicates the area requested for rezoning is six trailer lots on Madison between Crestview and Hickory avenues. At least some of the lots are occupied by trailer dwellings. Also, Valparaiso Realty has submitted two unrelated requests for the meeting, asking for final approval on its 45-lot residential subdivision on Forest Road, currently site of Rocky Bayou Stables, and asking for approval of part of its new subdivision south of Bayshore Drive. In August, a spokesman for Valparaiso Realty said that if the Rocky Bayou Stables plan were approved, Huff Homes would construct single-family homes on the land similar to those at The Preserve at Swift Creek. Chandler Huff of Huff Homes said in August said the homes in the planned Forest Road would range from 1,900 to 2,400 square feet and would cost from $325,000 to $380,000. The Valparaiso Realty tract on Bayshore Drive received preliminary approval in July as a 42-plot single-family residential development. This development, named Magnolia Woods II, would adjoin Magnolia Woods, a 31-lot single-family development currently under construction. 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service projects, according to the Rotary Club. Floats will be judged and awards will be given for the Grand Marshal's and President's Choice awards. In addition, first, second and third place will be awarded in four divisions: Commercial, Club/Nonprofit/Church Adult, Club/Nonprofit Youth, and Best Marching/Performing Unit. The results will be posted at the Niceville-Valparaiso-Bay Area Chamber of Commerce office, 1055 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Dec. 1 by 3 p.m. The Niceville High School Eagle Pride Marching Band, back from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, will lead the parade Saturday. The Lewis School Band, Ruckel Middle School Band and Rocky Bayou Christian School’s Marching Knights will also perform in the parade. The 2012 Grand Marshal will be Ben Baltz, 11, of Valparaiso. He will be riding on the Toys for Tots float with Marines passing out candy and collecting toys for the organization. A sixth grader at Okaloosa STEMM School, Ben became widely known around the country when his prosthetic leg broke during the running part of the Seal Turtle kids triathlon in Pensacola Oct. 7. Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Morgan carried him across the finish line. His mother, Kim Baltz, said Ben had the option to ride in a Corvette or on the Toys for Tots float. “He thought it would be more fun to throw candy and wave to friends, Kim said. “He likes hanging out with Marines.” Marines and volunteers will march for the Toys for Tots campaign. They will collect donations of new, unwrapped toys from the community throughout the parade and donors will receive a 2012 Toys for Tots T-shirt. The Niceville Brownie Troop 663 will collect nonperishable canned goods for Sharing and Caring, Niceville, during the parade. They took the parade’s theme, “All I Want for Christmas,” to heart and wished for no child to be hungry this season. Dignitaries in Saturday’s parade will include Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold, Niceville Mayor Randall Wise, District 4 Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, Niceville City Council Member Bill Schaetzle and Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Marybeth Jackson. The Playground Corvette Club and Sunset Vetts of Northwest Florida will also take part. The YMCA Zumba will dance their Latin flavor while marching in the parade. Santa Claus will appear on the final float to end the parade. The Rotary Club issued the following list of parade participants:102-1 THE WAVE 103-1 THE BLAZE 2012 Mullet Queens & Kings 4:12 Student Ministries, Niceville United Methodist Church 96 Test Wing Commander All Star Twirlers American Legion 40/8 1490 Bluewater Bay Maina Complex Boy Scout 157 Brownie Troop 131 Brownie Troop 247 C.D. Williamson Karate & Kickboxing Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. Celebrations by Charlotte Chick-fil-A at Niceville City of Niceville Council Member, Bill Schaetzle City of Niceville, Mayor Randall Wise City of Valparaiso, Mayor Bruce Arnold Clowns for Christ Cub Scout Pack 52 Cub Scout Pack 553 and Boy Scout Troop 553 Cub Scout Pack 556 Discovery Learning Academy Distinguished Young Women of Okaloosa County 2012, Arden Robertson East Niceville Fire Department Edge Elementary Choir Eglin Girls Scout Troop 672 Eglin Pack 50 Cub Scouts Eglin Pet Welfare Eglin Spouses Club Emerald Coast Autism Center Exchange Club of Niceville Filipino American Association of Okaloosa County Frank Walker Insurance Agency Girl Scout Council 100th Year Troops 553, 247, 865, 910, 683, 553 Girl Scout Troops 663 & 761 Great White Sharks Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida Highway 98 Country House of Representatives Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Knights of Columbus Assembly 3236 Krewe Of Bowlegs Legends Boating Club Lewis School Cheerleaders Lewis School Marching Band Living Faith Christian Center McDonald's/David Costa Enterprises Miss NHS/Danielle Niceville Cash & Carry Niceville Fire Department Niceville High School Band Niceville High School Dance Team Niceville Little League Niceville Taekwondo Niceville Valparaiso Rotary Club President, Jimmie Boisjolie Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber President, Duane Gallagher North Bay Fire Department Northwest Florida State College Choir Northwest Florida State College SGA Okaloosa County Commissioner Okaloosa County Commissioner, District 2 Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Okaloosa Gas Okaloosa Masonic Lodge No. 312 Playground Corvette Club Red Hats "Bayou Belles of Niceville" Rocky Bayou Christian School Marching Band Ruckel Middle School Band Simple HR Simple Hire Sunset Vettes of Northwest Florida Sunset Vettes of Northwest Florida Superintendent of Okaloosa County Schools The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Toys for Tots Twin Cities Hospital Twinkling Twirlers US Coast Guard Auxiliary Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department WalmartBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority fielded noise complaints regarding its Mid-Bay Bridge Connector from a resident of Chardonnay Estates for the second consecutive meeting Nov. 15. Gail Rich, whose property on Napa Way, Niceville, is behind a Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road, said the vegetation barrier put in place to abate noise is not thick enough to meet Florida Department of Transportation standards for noise abatement. Jim Vest, executive director of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority, said the connector road is in compliance with the FDOT noise abatement standards for 2008, when the project was designed. He said any discrepancies between the current FDOT regulations and the connector road designs are irrelevant. Vest said although the connector design meets all noise abatement requirements, the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority decided to plant a buffer of vegetation to help reduce noise and light. According to Vest, the plants in this buffer did not take hold due to drought, and new vegetation will be planted alongside a temporary irrigation system to prevent a similar result. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-4 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Nicotine Anonymous If you desire to stop using nicotine, or stay stopped, join Nicotine Anonymous on Thursdays at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1800 John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Contact 897-4721. 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. Head Start tots sought Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start is accepting applications for children ages 3-5 years old for its free preschool for those who qualify, at the Niceville Head Start Center, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd. Niceville. Contact 244-2606. Baytown Wharf Skating Rink Ice skate at the public outdoor ice rink until Jan. 31, at the events plaza in Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin. It’s $10 for an hour and a half of skating and $2 to rent skates. For hours visit www.Sandestin.com/events. ADSO Christmas Art Market The Arts and Design Society’s Christmas Art Market will run until 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. Contact 244-1271. Christmas Reflections DeFuniak Springs hosts “Christmas Reflections,” an evening of lights and decorated season characters until Dec. 31, 5-9 p.m., at Circle Drive, Lake DeFuniak. Evening passes are $3 and a season pass is $35. There will be carriage rides offered for an additional fee on weekends. Contact Ellen at 307-2228. 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. 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Donate blood at Eglin Northwest Florida Blood Services will host two blood drives on Nov. 29, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Eglin 780th Test Squadron/Seek Eagle Office Bldg. 350, 205 West D Ave., Eglin Air Force Base, and Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Eglin OFP CTF/40th Bldg. 60, 601 Choctawhatchee Blvd., Eglin Air Force Base. Snacks and drinks will be provided to donators as well as a free t-shirt. Contact Lynda Krupka with questions, 862-4216 or Lynda.Krupka@oneblood.org. Teen Space craft day Teen Space will make free safety pin bracelets for its craft day Nov. 29, 2:30 p.m., at the Niceville Public Library, 206 Partin Drive N. The event is free and open to ages 13-17. Registration required by Nov. 27 Contact 279-4863 ext. 1514 or khouston@okaloosa.lib.fl.us. Toys for Tots Toys for Tots will collect donations of new, unwrapped toys from the community Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Niceville Wal-Mart. They will also be collecting during the NicevilleValparaiso Rotary Club’s Community Christmas Parade Dec. 1. Marines and local volunteers will collect donations throughout the parade and donators will receive a free 2012 Toys for Tots T-shirt. Contact Susan C. Rood 8557411. 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. Eglin tree lighting The Eglin Chapel will host its free Holiday Tree Lighting festival Nov. 30, 5:30 p.m., at the West Gate Chapel, Eglin Air Force Base. There will be caroling, choir performances, a tree lighting and Santa to arrive on a fire truck. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Contact 8822111. Scouts to sell firs Niceville’s Boy Scouts of America Troop 546 will hold its annual Christmas tree sale Nov. 30-Dec. 2, in front of the Niceville Police Station, 212 Partin Drive N. The troop will have an assortment of Frasier fir No. 1 trees from North Carolina in various prices and ranging from 5-9 ft. tall. Trees will be sold on Friday, 3-9 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Contact Jack Knight, 374-2602. Cal s Christmas party Cal’s Appliances will host a special “Passing of the Cans” Christmas party with snacks and beverages Dec. 1, 121 Partin Drive N., Niceville, immediately following the NicevilleValparaiso Christmas Parade. Bring canned goods to benefit Sharing and Caring and be entered into a drawing to win door prizes that will be given out at the party. Contact 678-4838. RBCS Marching Knights The Rocky Bayou Christian Academy’s Marching Knights will perform at the Crestview Downtown Christmas Parade Dec. 1, the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Community Christmas Parade Dec. 1, and the Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade Dec. 3. Community Christmas Parade The Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club will host its “All I want for Christmas” Parade Dec. 1, 10 a.m., at the intersection of Palm Blvd. and John Sims Parkway. The parade route will start at the intersection and travel to Partin Drive and head between the Children’s Park and Ruckel Middle School. The judging stand will be at the RMS parking lot. Brownie Troop to collect food Niceville Brownie Troop 663 will be collecting non-perishable canned goods for Sharing and Caring, Niceville, during the NicevilleValparaiso Rotary Club’s Community Christmas Parade Dec. 1. To go along with the parade’s theme, “All I want for Christmas,” the troop wished for no one to be hungry this Christmas. Contact Rae Garmon 803-7727. Holiday Jubilee fundraiser OASIS, the Okaloosa AIDS Support and Informational Services, will host its Holiday Jubilee Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m., at Saint Andrew’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, 307 Harbor Blvd., Destin. The evening will feature holiday snacks, festive beverages, seasonal musical entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 per person and proceeds will go to OASIS to assist those in the area affected by HIV or AIDS. To purchase tickets, donate auction items, or volunteer contact OASIS at 314-0950. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, November 28, 2012 Page A-5 CALENDARFrom page A-4 CELEBRATETHE SEASONBluewater Bay Resortwith Juniors 15 years old and younger playFREE!**Restrictions apply. Call for tee times: 850 897 3241 2000 Bluewater Blvd., Niceville www.bwbresort.com WINTER 10 R ound Cards$350ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY$30+taxANY TIME!Tax included, Cart included! ANY TIME, ANY DAY! 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become unable to keep up with the demand for data transmission during peak hours. He said that the city will be able to keep up with such demand, at least for the next few years, by buying about $50,000 of new equipment. City commissioners discussed the proposal during a meeting Nov. 13, when commissioners Kay Hamilton and Joe Morgan questioned whether the city can still compete with large cable companies like Cox Communications, even with the improvements Bennett requested. “Can our system keep up? Is it worth making improvements?” asked Hamilton. Mayor Bruce Arnold also said that state statutes require any purchase of more then $25,000 to be put up for competitive bids. After some further discussion, the commission voted 4-1 in favor of improving the cable system, with Hamilton casting the lone vote in opposition. The city set a Dec. 5 deadline for bids for a cable modem termination system, or broadband router. Also during the Nov. 13 meeting, the city commission approved a contingency fee contract with the Jacksonville law firm of St. Dennis & Davey, to assist city attorney Hayward Dykes in a possible claim against former city attorney Doug Wyckoff and others who represented the city in previous legal action that ended with judgments against the city. According to terms of the contract, Valparaiso would not have to pay the new attorneys unless a judgment or settlement results in a monetary award to the city, in which case the attorneys would be paid up to 40 percent of such awards or settlements. City commissioners also approved a request from city resident Clark Browning to dedicate the city’s annual July 4 duathlon to former city employee Addie Lois Davis. “Lois started being the focal point for the July 4 activities in 1999, and continued being the focal point even after she retired in 2004. The activities for the day consisted of a duathlon (run and a swim) in the morning, children’s games in the afternoon and then music,” wrote Browning in his request. “She was known for her attention to detail that allowed for an outstanding event every year.” UPGRADEFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 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 mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s Newspaper THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith Lisa Svagerko, 26, Shalimar, civil servant Robert Crider, 27, Niceville, electrician “They re going to do whatever they re going to do, regardless of what I think.” “For one thing, the president should stop spending $14 million a year on vacations, and use the money to feed hungry children.” “Stop fraud, waste and abuse, and wasteful spending. Do not raise taxes.”How should the President and Congress reduce the federal deficit?Cathy Morgan, 51, Freeport, house cleaner Location: Kmart Morgan Young, 6, Shalimar, Shalimar Elementary School student Michael Kochan, 41, Niceville, communications repairman Tracey Rowsey, 42, Freeport, housekeeperWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field.“I think President Obama should work more harder, and not take money from the people.” “It will require a Republican administration and about 35 years to get this country out of debt.” “I didn t vote for the president, and I think he ll put us into a worse deficit.” Niceville’s #1REAL ESTATE OFFICE http://www.century21wilsonminger.com 2011 CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CENTURY 21 IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OWNED BY CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE LLC. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMPANY. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED. 209 Government Ave., Niceville • 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. 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THEBAYBEACON,,Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Page A-7 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Dont miss this chance to help y our customers plan their holiday shopping! Dont miss this chance to help y our customers plan their holiday shopping! WA N T N ICEVILLE TO K N OW? SA Y IT I N THE BEACO N 67 810 8 0I N FO@BA Y BEACO N .COM 2012Ad deadlines Noon Mon., No v 1 9 Noon T hu rs., No v 29Publication dates We d ., No v 28* Fri., No v 30** We d ., Dec. 5* Fri., Dec. 7***Beacon dates. **Air Force dates. Beret 11/ 30 & 12/14.R u n on an y or a ll d a t es Add Eglin Flyer, Hurlburt Patriot, & Green Beret, and 17,000 more circulation, at special discounts! See reverse. I n cl ud escolor on ads! The Bay Beacon • The Eglin Flyer • The Hurlburt Patriot• The Green Beret1181 E. John Sims Pkwy. • Niceville, FL 32578 • (850) 678-1080 • Fax 729-3225 • info@baybeacon.com NICEVILLE HEARING CENTER Twin Cities Medical Plaza 1001 W. 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Choose 15,500, 30,500 or 32,500 circulation, one or more dates! Guarantee your place in these communitywide shopping resources! Call 678-1080 to reserve your space today! ArrestsA 17-year-old Niceville boy was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 14 on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. The boy ran to avoid being arrested on an Okaloosa County Sheriff's warrant. The boy jumped over several fences before being apprehended in a front yard on 23rd Street. *** John Baptiste Rowe, unemployed, 24, of 220 Seminole Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police Nov. 16 on charges of fraudulent use of a credit card and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. The victim reported Nov. 9 her debit card had been stolen, and her bank informed her the card had been used at the ATM at the Tom Thumb at 159 John Sims Parkway twice, once to withdraw $100 and once to withdraw $400. After the victim identified Rowe from the Tom Thumb surveillance footage, the arresting officer contacted Rowe at his home Nov. 16, where he searched him and found a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance which tested positive for marijuana. *** Alicia Fawn Chessher, 26, of 503 Johnson St. A, Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 14 on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting an officer without violence, resisting an officer with violence and two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer. Chessher allegedly kicked at two officers, causing a minor abrasion to the leg of one of them, as they apprehended her when she fled upon the officers' arrival in response to a physical disturbance call. *** Johnathon Michael Trussel, a restaurant worker, 20, of 134 Edward Circle, Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Nov. 19 on a Manatee County warrant for an original charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling. *** Tiffany J. Jack. 41, of 4008 Sugarcane Creek Run, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 16 on charges of child abuse and aggravated child abuse. DUI arrestsJohn Nance Underdahl, 37, of 1007 Darlington Oak Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at 131 Calhoun Ave., Destin Nov. 17 at 3:28 a.m. TheftsA Niceville resident from the 300 block of Reeves Street reported Nov. 14 an unknown person stole his coin collection and some jewelry from his home. He estimated the items to be worth between $1,500 and $2,000. *** A Niceville resident from the 300 block of Hickory Avenue reported Nov. 14 someone stole 28 of her prescribed Oxycodone pills from her home. *** A Valparaiso resident from the first block of Hidden Cove Drive reported someone stole the hubcaps from his car while it was parked in front of the Walmart at 1300 John Sims Parkway Nov. 15. *** A Niceville resident from the 1300 block of 23rd Street reported someone stole her coin collection from her home Nov. 16. Niceville police estimate the value of the collection at $1,070. *** A Niceville resident from the 400 block of Niceville Avenue reported an unknown person stole her bicycle from her front porch Nov. 16. *** A Niceville resident from the 200 block of Yacht Club Drive reported an unknown person stole a leaf blower from her shed Nov. 17. *** A Valparaiso resident from the 300 block of Okaloosa Avenue reported an unknown person stole a radiator and a license plate decal from a 1994 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck Nov. 12. *** A Valparaiso resident from the 200 block of Georgia Avenue reported Nov. 20 an unknown person used her social security number to file a tax return. *** A Niceville resident from the 600 block of Birkdale Circle West reported an unknown person stole items from his truck sometime Nov. 8-9. OtherValparaiso police made no arrests after finding an unloaded handgun, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a car during a traffic stop Nov. 16. The officer pulled over a blue Honda sedan for speeding and running stop sign at S.R. 85 and S.R. 190. After smelling marijuana, the officer searched the car and found a .38 cal. revolver, a knit hat containing five .38 bullets, a candy canister containing several marijuana "roaches," two metal pill grinders with marijuana residue on them and a digital scale. The three occupants of the car denied ownership of the items, and the officer could not substantiate probable cause for an arrest. The officer confiscated the drugs and the paraphernalia. The occupants willingly turned possession of the handgun over to the officer. *** A Niceville resident from the 1600 block of 26th Street reported a man in her neighborhood threatened to pull a shotgun on her Nov. 14. After responding to the call, a Niceville police officer followed the complainant to an address on Quince Avenue. Allegedly, a man, under the influence of alcohol, walked out of the house holding a shotgun, loaded a round in the chamber and approached the officer, who had received backup from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. The man's gun was taken by police after he dropped it upon seeing police cars. No one was charged. NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 19, 2012 through November 25, 2012. 1 Structure Fire25 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire2 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn5 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Meigs Drive................................................Medical.........................11/19/12..............01:03 Rattan Palm Drive.....................................Medical.........................11/19/12..............03:41 Evergreen Avenue.....................................Medical.........................11/19/12..............16:32 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Medical.........................11/19/12..............19:34 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Medical.........................11/20/12..............02:32 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Medical.........................11/20/12..............02:53 N. Partin Drive............................................Medical.........................11/20/12..............07:26 Fairway Drive.............................................Medical.........................11/20/12..............12:03 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Medical.........................11/20/12..............12:06 N. Palm Blvd..............................................Medical.........................1120/12...............13:10 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Vehicle Crash...............11/20/12..............15:21 28 th Street..................................................Medical.........................11/20/12..............15:53 N. Palm Blvd..............................................Medical.........................11/20/12..............16:55 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Medical.........................11/21/12..............06:32 Bailey Drive................................................Medical.........................11/21/12..............09:45 Coldwater Creek Circle.............................Medical.........................11/21/12..............14:28 E. College Blvd..........................................Medical.........................11/22/12..............07:35 47 th Street..................................................Alarm Activation...........11/22/12..............08:07 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Medical.........................11/23/12..............09:43 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Medical.........................11/23/12..............10:01 SR 85 N......................................................Vehicle Crash...............11/23/12..............10:26 E. College Blvd..........................................Medical.........................11/23/12..............16:17 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Alarm Activation...........11/23/12..............20:10 SR 85 N......................................................Medical.........................11/23/12..............20:14 N. Partin Drive............................................Alarm Activation...........11/23/12..............20:32 Roberts Drive.............................................Medical.........................11/23/12..............20:32 Roberts Drive.............................................Medical.........................11/24/12..............06:20 Dartmouth Way..........................................Medical.........................11/24/12..............09:57 N. Partin Drive............................................Alarm Activation...........11/24/12..............14:43 Roberts Drive.............................................Medical.........................11/24/12..............19:02 Woodbridge Road.....................................Alarm Activation...........11/24/12..............20:36 2 nd Street...................................................Structure Fire...............11/25/12..............05:25 Roberts Drive.............................................Medical.........................11/25/12..............07:38 Weekly Safety Tip: It is very important to clean your lint filter on your dryer regularly and inspect the vent leading from the dryer to the outside. Built up lint will restrict the escape of heat exhaust and can cause a FIRE. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 19, 2012 through November 25, 2012. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Rd................Medical...................................11/19/12..........................06:26 White Point Rd.....................Medical...................................11/19/12..........................17:05 E. Highway 20......................Lock-out.................................11/20/12..........................08:20 Ida Coon Circle....................Medical...................................11/20/12..........................15:08 Oak Shores Drive................Medical...................................11/20/12..........................19:04 Wright Circle.........................Medical...................................11/21/12..........................11:31 N. White Point Rd................Medical...................................11/21/12..........................12:24 E. Highway 20......................Service call............................11/21/12..........................13:42 Windward Circle...................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................06:10 Olde Post Road...................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................07:03 N. White Point Rd................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................09:12 N. White Point Rd................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................09:17 Barbados Way.....................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................10:32 Baywind Drive......................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................12:57 N. White Point Rd................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................18:56 Wright Circle.........................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................22:26 Brookhaven Way.................Unauthorized Burning...........11/23/12..........................12:19 Napa Way.............................CO Detector Activation.........11/24/12..........................11:38 Ida Coon Circle....................Medical...................................11/24/12..........................18:55 2 nd Street.............................Building Fire...........................11/25/12..........................05:26 Southwind Court..................Medical...................................11/25/12..........................07:07 Parkwood Place...................Medical...................................11/25/12..........................18:09 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. 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 Reports From SantaIs this on theirWish List? UTAS UTS-15 12 ga. Shotgun Military Package$1549 Layaway Available! SECONDAMENDMENTSHOOTING& SPORTCall Today: (850) 376-9140 Order Online: www.SecondAmendmentShooting.com secondamendmentshooting@gmail.com nine different bidders. The most expensive item sold was a Ford backhoe, a piece of construction machinery bought by Alan Mack for $8,100. A fire rescue boat manufactured in 1996 went for $950 to Ray Kurtz. A silver Ford Mustang GT was bought by Scott Dagostino for $2,000. Some spectators attended simply to take in the action. Eleven-year-old Sal Lucido kicked the tires on the backhoe and examined the engines of a few pickups before watching the bidding with his father, Al, 39, and brother, Alex, 15. Sal said his father didn't intend to buy anything and was looking at the items out of interest. AUCTIONFrom page A-1 Christmas Tour of Homes Partners in Progress present its 2012 annual Christmas Tour of Homes Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., DeFuniak Springs. The tour features five homes, plus a narrated tour aboard The Lil’ Trolley emphasizing the historic Circle Drive around Lake DeFuniak. Tickets will be sold from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at the DeFuniak Springs Visitors Center, 1162 Circle Drive, for $18.75 plus tax for adults and $7.50 plus tax for children ages 12 and under. Contact 892-2448. Niceville Christmas Festival The sixth annual Niceville Community Christmas Festival will be held Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m., at the Niceville City Hall Complex, on Partin Drive. The tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy performances by Ruckel and Lewis Middle school chorus’ and Plew Elementary chorus. Children can visit with Santa in the Children’s Park or take a “slhay” (hay) ride with Santa’s elves and more. Walk through the complex and see decorative scenes and thousands of lights. Children can make crafts for free and greet the Christmas characters inside the council chambers. Food will be available and a selection of craft vendors. Outside Christmas displays will be open until Dec. 31. Audubon bird walk Join the Audubon Society in a bird walk Dec. 1, 7:30 a.m., in front of Badcock Furniture, 597 West John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Noted bird photographer Walt Spence will lead a tour of bird spots around Boggy and Rocky Bayous. Expect to see shorebirds, woodpeckers, wading birds, raptors, warblers, flycatchers, and belted kingfishers. The bird walk is free and open to the public. Contact Walt 5827064. Elks Lodge memorial service Twin Cities Elks Lodge 2747 and Crestview Elks Lodge 2624 will pay respect to its departed members in a memorial service, Dec. 2, 2 p.m., at 224 Seminole Ave., Valparaiso. Light refreshments will be served. Contact 729-3557. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-8 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACONEllen Woodward Potts, author of “A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer s Caregiver” has the following tips to help caregivers through the holidays: The holidays are a difficult time for Alzheimer s caregivers. At this time of year more than any other, we long to connect with our loved ones as they once were. One of the best ways to connect with someone you love who has Alzheimer s disease is through reminiscence -telling old stories, reading familiar texts, singing favorite songs, and looking at familiar objects. And there is no better time to do this than the holidays. If you have old ornaments, old menorah, a piece of family jewelry or any other significant object the person may remember from the distant past, bring those out and talk about them. Family photos can be a wonderful springboard for memory. Ask them about holidays past -the food that was served, who did the cooking, or the presents that were received. Anything that might help him retrieve their memories. Remember to ask only one question at a time and patiently wait for the answer. Music is an amazing tool in connecting. Because music uses more parts of the brain than any other activity, the chances of connecting with the person increase greatly. Sing traditional songs or religious songs they would have sung early in their life. If there are children in the family, involve them in this reminiscence process. The moments of connection help children to know and remember their grandparent, and can help preserve for future generations the family stories that are being lost to the disease process. Additional confusion is often experienced by people with Alzheimer s around the holidays. The person s routine is disturbed. Your home may be crowded with guests, or you may visit the homes of family and friends. While you probably cannot eliminate the confusion completely, you can enlist family members and friends to help you keep it to a minimum. If everyone helps, the holidays can be a joyous time for the caregiver, the person with Alzheimer s disease, and other family and friends. Superior Residences of Niceville, specialists in assisted living memory care, are here to help those dealing with Alzheimer s and other forms of dementia. “One thing that set us apart is our personnel who are highly trained memory care specialist that have experience with caring for those with all forms of memory loss,” said Elizabeth Rambow, Director of Community Relations. Superior Residences is hosting an Open House on December 7th from 1:30pm5:30pm. We invite you to come and enjoy great holiday food and entertainment. Please call us at (850) 8972244 for details and to RSVP. We will be giving away a special gift to those that attend.Advertising Feature The entrance to Superior Residences presents a modern, welcoming attitude.Superior ResidencesOffering Caregiver Tips For The Holidays  PECAN CRUSTED CATCH OF THE DAYWhite fish, pan sauteed & crusted with chopped pecans. Topped with a honey cinnamon cream sauce. Served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley CHICKEN PICATTAPan sauteed chicken breast topped with a lemon caper cream sauce. Served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley BEEF TENDERLOIN MEDALLIONSTopped with a marsala mushroom demi glace, served with red skin mashed potatoes and vegetable medley FRIED GULF SHRIMPServed with french fries and cole slaw SHRIMP ETOUFFEESauteed bay shrimp in a classic etouffee sauce, served over rice pilaf HOURS: 10:45am-9pm Su.-Th. 10:45am-9:30pm Fri. 11:30am 9:30pm Sat. 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(Palm Plaza) Niceville, FL 850-279-4361Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. 5:15 p.m.Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30pmWednesdays 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Sharon M. Streeter, O.D. • Thomas A. Streeter, O.D. Palm Eye CareBoard Certified Optometric Physicians“A new approach to personal eye care”Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses Emergency Eye Injuries Diabetes/Hypertension Management Specialty/Bifocal Contact Lenses Pediatric patients are always welcome Sports Vision Correction for all athletes Accepting TRICARE, Bluecross/BS, Medicare, Medicaid, AETNA, VCP, VSP, Davis Vision and Eye Med Drs. Tom & Sharon Streeter Hair Styling Hi/Low Lites Shades • Hair ColorPerms Pravana Perfection Smooth Out101 John Sims Pkwy. NicevilleTues-Fri 9-6 • Sat 8-2Evening Appointments Upon Request We carry RedKen Color and Products Kenra Haircare ProductsFULLSERVICEHAIRfor ladies & men Call Today!678-1977 Call Today! 678-1977 DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!For only $105.95 a week for 11 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool.ADD ONE OR BOTH OF OUR MILITARY PAPERS AT HALF PRICE! A A L L L L A A R R O O U U N N D D T T H H E E T T O O W W N N The Beacon s ALL AROUND THE TOWN is one of the best read advertising sections available. It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 11 colorful well-designed ads. Each week customers will tell you all about it. Call 678-1080 today! Note: Mail subscriptions are often delayed in the mail. Subscriptions are nonrefundable.Please send coupon and payment to: The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578. For more information, contact The Bay Beacon at (850) 678-1080 or info@baybeacon.com.Price includes any applicable sales tax.Name: Phone: Address*: Payment (for 1 year) ......................$104.00The Beacon by mail! Weekly mail delivery is available by subscription. Just complete this form and return it with your check !*U.S. and APO addresses only. Let Kiwanis Raise Old Glory At Your House Or BusinessNiceville/ValparaisoKiwanis Club There are seven times a year when flying our flag is the perfect way to show your family or business’ patriotic spirit. Kiwanis can make it easy! For just $35 a year, we will install a permanent in-ground base for your flag. Then, just before LABOR DAY and9/11, VETERANS DAY, PRESIDENTS DAY, MEMORIAL DAY, FLAG DAY, INDEPENDENCE DAY and MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, we will install a 3x5 foot sewn flag (not printed) on a metal pole in front of your home or business. And take it down afterward. Kiwanis does it all, you do nothing but look proud! The modest $35 a year supports Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club’s numerous children’s programs throughout our community. Time’s a wastin’. Act now! Call Bill at 897-4396 or Jim at 897-3068 & order a flag.Serving the Children of the World ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Residential property at 308 Glen Ave., at left in photo, was approved for a C-1 zoning by the Valparaiso Planning Commission Nov. 20. The lot, next to the Compass Rose restaurant's overflow parking lot, right, is occupied by a house, which the owner plans to tear down to make way for additional parking. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsessermember John Miller noted that while denying the rezoning request would give the Compass Rose a smaller parking lot, it would provide no restrictions to protect the surrounding neighborhood from sound and light. Miller put forth the motion, which eventually carried 4-0, that the land be given a C-1 zoning with a condition that the owner can build only a parking lot. The condition was suggested after residents from Glen Avenue spoke in opposition of the rezoning. Jerry Monda, owner of 310 Glen Ave., said he was opposed to the rezoning because he was concerned that a commercial zoning might allow the owners to build some structure other than a parking lot in his neighborhood. "While we vehemently oppose a parking lot, we would oppose a crematorium or some other objectionable business even more vehemently," Monda said, reading from a letter to the commission. Scott noted that C-1 zoning would not allow for the construction of a crematorium. The planning commission will recommend the request be approved by the Valparaiso City Commission at its next meeting Dec. 10. PARKINGFrom page A-1

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Each year, since 1994, churches, schools and members of the Niceville community come together to help children in need through the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child project. Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization, has been receiving shoeboxes filled with gifts from donors all over the world since 1993. The boxes are filled with small gifts for children in need all over the world who are stricken by poverty. Each box is labeled for a girl or boy and filled with items, such as pencils, clothing, toiletries, candy, stuffed animals and small toys. Not only has the Niceville United Methodist Church collected shoeboxes at its own facility, but it was also the pickup point for all the donated shoeboxes in the area. This year the church collected 4,918 shoeboxes, directly or from other organizations, as of Nov. 19. Last year it collected 3,480. Linda Strickland, Niceville’s UMC Operation Christmas Child project leader has organized the project for the last four years. “It has been a phenomenal year and in this economy, that’s amazing,” Strickland said. “This project goes to children all over the world, ravaged by war, but the greatest gift of all is that they get to learn about Jesus Christ and that’s why we do it.” The boxes have been counted, packed and shipped out by truck on Nov. 19 to Olive Baptist Church, the Pensacola processing center. From there they will be passed onto the next drop-off location to be sent to children all over the world. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is all about spreading God’s word to children around the world who don’t have the resources we do. Each child who receives a donated box will also receive “The Greatest Gift of All” booklet, which explains the story of Christ and salvation through him. The journey of each box starts at the drop-off location. People could purchase a box for a $1 donation and return the packed box to Niceville UMC. Then Srickland and volunteers inspected each box to make sure its contents were appropriate for children and marked for gender. Then the boxes were packed into larger cardboard boxes and shipped to the processing centers. At the processing center volunteers will make sure the box can be shipped out of the country and consolidate all the received boxes. The boxes are then shipped to different countries around the world and delivered to local churches to be distributed to children. 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 2 2 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Lewis students perform in All-County ChorusSeven Lewis School Chorus students were selected to the AllCounty Chorus and performed with other middle school students Oct. 29, at the Mattie Kelly Fine Arts Center, Niceville. Pictured are chosen students directed by Cristin Byrne, from left: Jasmine Wallace, Michelle Tolentino, Ryan Counsman, Hannah Roos, Catherine Crump, Rachel Havard and Elisa Ibarra.United Methodist Church collects Christmas shoeboxes for community Indyne helps United WayJim Heald, of InDyne Inc., presents Ronda Davenport of United Way a check for $41,635 for the defense contractor's annual United Way Campaign. "These dollars will be invested in local agencies, helping more children to begin school ready to learn, helping more youth achieve success in school and in life, helping more families build financial stability, and helping people of all ages and abilities stay healthy and independent," Davenport said. 850-863-2153Fort Walton • Destin • Niceville General Orthopaedics Total Joint Revision Sports Medicine General Podiatry Arthritis Prevention & Care Bone Density Scanning Complete Spine Care Total Joint Reconstruction Minimal Invasive Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery Full Body MRI Physical TherapyMark J. Tenholder, MDOrthopaedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Joint Replacement Comprehensive Orthopaedic Care All major insurance accepted, including Tricare Eight Board Certified Physicians Law Office of SAMUEL M. PEEK The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 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 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) EYEWE A R UNLIMITED CHARLES HENRIOTTOwner & Optician35 years experience 678-0099 • 678-6211 • Great selection of frames • Gift certificates available • Sport glasses for all ages • Full service lab • RepairsStop in and visit your friendly hometown professionals for all your vision needs today! We accept Tricare Prime, Medicare, Eyemed & more. CALL TODAY! (850) 678-8876 Give the gift of sight for Christmas “Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970Why drive any further? Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D.Board Certified Optometrist National Commission on Vision & Health Right, children of United Methodist Church donate their Christmas shoeboxes. Niceville United Methodist Church members and volunteers collected and loaded more than 4,918 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes from Nov. 3-19. Beacon photo by Anna Kavanaugh

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Putynkowski–ChandlerMr. and Mrs. Bill Putynkowski of Niceville, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Michelle Putynkowski, to Jay Lewis Chandler, the son of Kevin and Shelly Chandler, of Leesburg. Both the bride-to-be and the prospective groom are graduates of the University of Florida. Jennifer is employed as the Director of Marketing of Advanced Therapy Concepts in Sunrise. Jay is a project manager and design engineer for Sunshine Solar Services in Fort Lauderdale. The waterfront, double-ring ceremony and reception will take place on May 18, 2013, at the Bayview Club, 307 Boatner Rd., Eglin Air Force Base. Judge Joseph V. Svoboda will officiate the ceremony. The couple will depart on a honeymoon cruise after the reception. Knights of Columbus Councils 7667, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, and 13527, Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church, held their annual combined spelling bee Nov. 8 at Lewis School, Niceville. Pictured are fifth-sixth grade winners, from left: first place, Augus Atkins from STEMM; second place, Jack Norris from Plew Elementary; and third place, Eshaan Sharma from Bluewater Elementary. Pictured is ninth-tenth grade first place winner Chelsea Anderson, from Niceville High School.KOC’s spelling bee winnersPage B-2 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACONPictured are seventh-eighth grade winners, from left: first place, Mary Brannon from Rocky Bayou Christian School; second place, Ariel Schesniak from Rocky Bayou Christian School; and third place, Akiya Mason from Lewis School. CHURCH DIRECTORY Beacon photo by Anna KavanaughRBCS collects Christmas boxesRocky Bayou Christian School s National Honor Society collected 75 shoeboxes from students as part of its fall service project for Operation Christmas Child. Pictured are students Stefan Makarov, left, and Robert Black loading boxes to be dropped off at the Niceville United Methodist Church Nov. 15. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Bluewater Elementary students win limo ride Students make owlsMrs. Kelly s 4A class at Rocky Bayou Christian School made owls for its art project Oct. 2. So Stinkin Cute, an art shop in Niceville, provided the instruction and pictured is student Lauren Noggle with her finished work of art. St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. “God’s work. Our hands.”1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study • 9:30am Celebration Service • 11:00am Discipleship • 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children • 6:00pm 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 Engagements Jennifer Putynkowski and Jay Chandler Bluewater Elementary fourth and fifth grade winners wait for their limo ride. Above, eighteen Bluewater Elementary School students sold 20 or more FundRays Savings Books and received a free limo ride on Nov. 15 to the Crab Trap, Destin, for lunch. The school raised more than $12,000 selling the books.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 For Rent: Horse facility in Seminole. 3 horses, three paddocks, 2 barns. $300/month. 850-598-1415 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 topflight editing and proofreading skills. Candidates must be deadline-oriented, have an eye for detail, and be able to excel in a fast-paced news environment. Nonsmoking office. Competitive pay, commensurate with experience and aptitude. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, and IRA plan. Apply at Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. 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 NEWS CORRESPONDENT Part-time The Eglin Flyer, Hurlburt Patriot and Green Beret seek a freelance reporter to write human interest features or cover events. You must be available most nights, most days, or both (your choice). We pay $25 a story and $5 a photo, when published. Writing experience is essential, as is access to a home computer. Some reporting and photo experience is helpful, but not required. This a great chance to learn more about your community and the military. Call Ken Books, 678-1080. 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. We always pay the most for Gold & Diamonds! Pawn loans 5% over $500! US Gold Pawn, 700 Beal Pkwy. 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Local golfers excel in Pensacola tourneyJason Rodgers, Dan Erickson, Antonia Poate and Madison Pacheco captured their respective division titles at the Florida Junior Tour’s event Nov. 10 and 11 at Perdido Bay Golf Club, Pensacola. Poate, of Niceville, dominated the competition to win the Girls 16-18 Division. She posted a tournament total of 167 to capture her first title by an impressive nine shots. Poate used birdies on 9, 12, and 15 in the final round en route to her round of 77. In the Boys 16-18 Division, Jason Rodgers of Destin overcame a four-stroke deficit for his first career FJT victory. After a first round of three-over par 75, Rodgers trailed Henry Westmoreland, of Wacissam heading into the final round. Rodgers’ final round of 78 included three birdies which propelled him to a one-stroke victory. Davis Bowyer of Destin finished alone in second place with a tournament total of 154. Westmoreland struggled in the final round, but managed to earn third place honors with an event total of 157.Adult outdoor soccer leagueAn adult outdoor soccer league is forming at at Niceville UMC for ages 18 and older. Register through Dec. 20. Teams will play one game per week, Jan. 6-Feb. 24, on Sunday afternoons at City of Niceville Softball Complex. Cost for Niceville residents $60 per player and for non-residents $80 per player. Find a brochure pdf and register online at nicevilleumc.org/recreation.Baseball campA baseball camp for boys ages 7-14 will be held Nov. 19 and 20 at Northwest Florida State College. Daily work will be done on all of the fundamentals of baseball and taught in a setting that will educate and entertain players. The camp will be presented in full-day sessions, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $90. Camp instructors will include the coaching staff and players from the Northwest Florida State College Baseball team. For more information, call coach Doug Martin at 729-5268 or assistant coach Nick Fletcher at 729-6048. Special to the Beacon Poised, collected and displaying an air of confidence that resides only in the most elite and focused of runners, Thomas Howell entered the Nov. 17 3A cross country state finals in Tallahassee relaxed and carefree. There was no tinge of arrogance for the Niceville junior, who was coming off a pair of district and regional titles. In fact, just a year removed from dropping out of the finals with an asthma attack, winning wasn’t even on the forefront of his mind. “I kind of went into the race with an easy mindset,” said Howell, who finished sixth at state his freshman year. “There were no worries about winning or posting a low time—I just wanted to enjoy the race. And enjoy he did, all the way to a state title. As the lead pack faltered down the final 800-meter stretch, Howell found an extra gear during his kick en route to a personal-best time of 15:19.64. “He ran a very, very smart race,” Niceville coach Tom Durrenberger said. “He hung back in the pack up toward the front up until the last minutes, and then he just tore it up.” He especially tore up the final 400 meters, which featured a hill where he blew past Fort Myers’ Tyler Bennett, who finished a distant second in 15:30.38. “As I was going through the race, I felt really, really relaxed and I was just picking people off,” Howell said. “I hung back and just worked my way up. “There’s a feeling you get when you know you’re going to win, and I could feel it. (Bennett) was in front of me the entire way, but with about 400 (meters) to go we hit a hill and I just attacked it. I was right behind him, passed him and just never looked back.” Durrenberger said while other runners peaked weeks ago, Howell was smart in saving his energy for the stretch run. “When you talk about peaking at the right moment, man he nailed it,” Durrenberger said. “We noticed that some of the other teams that were ranked higher than us throughout the year, their top runners peaked at the wrong time a month ago. We knew we had to save it up.” A testament to that approach was Howell’s ascension of times in the postseason. He won the district tournament with a 15:37.83, then went down to 15:25.37 to capture regionals. But even with the wins under his belt, Howell knew a state title wasn’t a sure thing. “(The wins) gave me some confidence, but I wasn’t going to use that to get cocky,” he said. “Normally, the best runners don’t try at district and regionals and just make sure they get to state. But me, I always strive to get better and am always focused on getting my times down.” Not to be forgotten in the fold, Niceville junior Nick Morken finished with a bronze medal with a time of 15:34.26. It continued a trend in improving at state for the junior, who finished 58th his freshman year and 14th in 2011. Paying Morken the ultimate compliment, Howell said he wouldn’t have won state without his best friend by his side the entire way. “He’s my best friend and we push each other every day,” Howell said. “He was actually ahead of me until the end and when I passed him, I just gave him a look like we got this. Without him there I wouldn’t have won state.” While proud of both his juniors, noting he “couldn’t coach a better pair of individuals,” Durrenberger said Howell’s accomplishment is something that will stay with him forever. “I don’t know if it’s hit him yet or if he understands the significance of having this for the rest of his life,” Durrenberger said. “That’s an award no one will ever be able to take away from him.” The pair of top-three showings led to a 12th-place team finish for Niceville, which received a 17:15.20 from Caden Ewing (100th), a 17:33.54 from Elijah Schneidewind (117th), a 17:39.88 from Jack Massey (125th) and a 17:40.87 from Adam Nodjomian (126th). The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Areas FIRST Orthopedic Certi“ed Joint Replacement Program Bradley Goeke, MD Orthopedic SurgeonwelcomesBradley Goeke, MDto our community! Text ERŽ to 23000 for Average ER Wait Times*Wait de“ned as arrival time until seen by a quali“ed medical professional. Thomas McKnight, MD Family Practice welcomesto our community! Text ERŽ to 23000 for Average ER Wait Times*Wait de“ned as arrival time until seen by a quali“ed medical professional. Niceville runner wins state cross-country crownThomas Howell takes first; Nick Morken finishes third Niceville High School s Thomas Howell, left, a junior, running in perfect race conditions, won the state regional cross-country title Nov. 17 with a time of 15:19.64. Teammate Nick Morken, right, also a junior, finished third with a time of 15:24.36. Thomas is NHS s first individual cross-country state champion. Page B-4 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACON There's a feeling you get when you know you're going to win, and I could feel it. —Thomas Howell NHS 3rd in tourneyNiceville junior Aubrey West drives the ball past a Mosley defender in the Nov. 20 Choctawhatchee Thanksgiving Tournament opener. The Lady Eagles lost that game, 42-28, but won the next two to finish third in the tournament. Beacon photo by Norman Wolf Lady Eagle kickers still undefeatedNiceville soccer players, from left, Lexi Hinds, Samantha Ditmar and Kelsie Walker discuss some of the finer points of soccer strategy during a recent game. Niceville is now 7-0-1 in their quest for state honors. The Lady Eagles travel to Tallahassee Dec. 7 and 8 for the annual Timberwolf Classic and will play against some of the finest teams in the state. The next home game is Dec. 13 against Pace. Briefs Start your Christmas shopping early...at ourSun., Dec. 2  Noon 5:00 p.m.HOLIDAYOPENHOUSEIt’s aGirl Thing It’s aGirl Thing1124 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville | 897-GIRL 998 S Ferdon Blvd., Crestview | 683-9944Two locations to serve you! Lots of Fun! Door Prizes!25%offENTIRE STORE



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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The City of Niceville raised $26,175 by auctioning used police cars, other vehicles, and public works equipment at an auction Nov. 20 near the Niceville Police Department. Auctioned were 19 lots, including nine cars, three trucks, one boat and several pieces of construction equipment. Some items drew only one bid, of the minimum amount. Three of the cars, two Ford Crown Victorias made in 2002 and one made in 2004, sold for the minimum bid of $200 to C.J. Cahill. Cahill, of CJ Used Auto Parts in Baker, purchased four Crown Victorias, typically used as police cars, for a total of $900. He bought a GMC pickup truck for $400 and a 1975 International front loader construction vehicle for $4,100. Cahill's six purchases were the most by one bidder. A group of about 40 people gathered for the proceedings. The 19 lots were purchased by By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Come Saturday morning, it will be time to put on your Santa hat and cheer your favorite floats in the annual NicevilleValparaiso Rotary Clubs Christmas Parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Palm Boulevard and John Sims Parkway, Niceville. The parade is the perfect time to bring the family and grab a spot to catch the sights and sounds of Nicevilles Christmas cheer. This years parade theme is All I Want for Christmas. The carefully decorated floats, school bands and other marchers will assemble on Marc Smith Boulevard, behind Peoples National Bank. The parade will come out onto Palm Boulevard and turn west on John Sims Parkway. It will turn north on Partin Drive. It will then travel to the area between the Childrens Park and Ruckel Middle School. The judging stand will be in the Ruckel Middle School parking lot. The entry fee this year for profit organizations was $60. It was $30 for nonprofit groups. The proceeds will provide holiday meals for Sharing and Caring families and other community By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Valparaiso Planning Commission approved a request to rezone land owned by Compass Rose restaurant owner Michael Harris from R-1A (residential single family) to C-1 (commercial) at its Nov. 20 meeting. The city commission will have the final say. The land, at 308 Glen Ave., is occupied by a vacant house and is next to the Compass Rose's spill-over parking lot. Steve Griner, a Compass Rose representative, said the house will be torn down to make way for another parking lot. Griner and Valparaiso City Administrator Carl Scott said that the landowner is already allowed to construct a parking lot on land zoned R-1A, but because of the requirements of each zone, building one on land zoned C-1 would be more intuitive. Parking lots constructed on C-1 are required to make accommodation for surrounding residential areas, needing a sixto-eight-foot fence, bushes five feet thick for noise abatement and blockage of any light going into the windows of surrounding residences. Lots constructed on R-1A have no noise or light abatement requirements, but are required to have setbacks of 25 feet from the street to the front, 20 feet from the back and 7.5 feet on each side. Planning commission 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 28, 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 Thursday, 2:30 p.m. Make bracelets from safety pins for Teen Spaces craft day at the Niceville Public Library. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. See Cindy Williams, from Laverne and Shirley, in the comedy Nunset Boulevard, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville. Tickets are $35. Friday, 3 p.m. Snag your Christmas tree from Nicevilles Boy Scouts of America Troop 546, in front of the Niceville Police Station. Saturday, 7:30 a.m. Spot birds with Walt Spence and the Audubon Society in a bird walk starting in front of Badcock Furniture, Niceville. Saturday, 5-9 p.m. Visit with Santa and watch the Christmas tree lighting at the Niceville Community Christmas Festival, at the Niceville City Hall Complex. See Calendar, B-3. COMINGUP Please see PARADE, page A-3 Please see NHS, page A-2 Please see UPGRADE, page A-6 Please see PARKING, page A-8 Please see AUCTION, page A-7 City of Niceville raises funds in auction of cars Police BlotterPage A-7NHS bank billboard in wrong zone, DOT assertsBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The City of Niceville Planning Commission will hear a rezoning request from the Okaloosa County School District at its meeting Dec. 3 for the land around the Niceville High School billboard near the school's baseball field on John Sims Parkway. The planning commission, which will hear three other, unrelated requests at the meeting, will decide whether to recommend to the Niceville City Council that the land be rezoned from R-1A (residential single family) to RNC Valparaiso to upgrade bottlenecked cable systemBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso City Commission has agreed to upgrade its overloaded municipal cable utility, which provides cable television and Internet service to Valparaiso residents. The commissioners earlier this month heard a report from city communications and cable department director Burt Bennett, who asked the commission to authorize spending about $50,000 to upgrade the citys cable service to increase the amount of bandwidth available to residents who use the city system. Bennett said that as technology has provided more information-intensive products such as online video games and real-time streaming of movies and videos, the city cable service has Valp. restaurant seeks to add parkingChristmas parade set for Saturday Photo by Kevin McCormick, groupphotos.com The Niceville High School Eagle Pride Marching Band returned from New York Friday after performing in the 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The band was positioned between a giant balloon of Kermit the Frog and one of Charlie Brown (background). The NHS musicians performed a jazzy version of "Jingle Bells" before a nationwide TV audience. The band will lead the Niceville-Valparaiso Christmas Parade on Saturday. Potential bidders inspected the engine of a City of Niceville work truck before it any other city vehicles were auctioned Nov. 20 near the Niceville Police Department. Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserHere's to you, New York

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACON(residential, neighborhood and commercial). According to the Niceville Planning Department, a billboard is not allowed on R-1A property. Bill Smith, director of facilities for the Okaloosa County School District, said the issue came up after an employee of the Florida Department of Transportation drove by the billboard and noticed the logo of Coastal Bank and Trust, the billboard's long-time sponsor. Smith said the FDOT employee told him because of the bank logo, the billboard constitutes off-site advertising and requires a state permit, which cannot be applied for unless the land is rezoned C-1. Smith feels the school should not have to go through the rezoning process over this issue. "This is bureaucracy at its finest," Smith said. "That billboard has been up since the 70s, and Coastal Bank has sponsored it for years, and it hasn't been an issue up until the past six months." Smith said the only land up for rezoning is the hillside immediately surrounding the base of the billboard. The rest of the school will remain R-1A. In other business on the planning commission agenda, HP Rental Properties has request that property on Madison Street be rezoned from R-3 (multiple family) to C-2 (general commercial) with a special exception to allow mini-storage. The map filed by HP Rental at the Niceville Building Inspector indicates the area requested for rezoning is six trailer lots on Madison between Crestview and Hickory avenues. At least some of the lots are occupied by trailer dwellings. Also, Valparaiso Realty has submitted two unrelated requests for the meeting, asking for final approval on its 45-lot residential subdivision on Forest Road, currently site of Rocky Bayou Stables, and asking for approval of part of its new subdivision south of Bayshore Drive. In August, a spokesman for Valparaiso Realty said that if the Rocky Bayou Stables plan were approved, Huff Homes would construct single-family homes on the land similar to those at The Preserve at Swift Creek. Chandler Huff of Huff Homes said in August said the homes in the planned Forest Road would range from 1,900 to 2,400 square feet and would cost from $325,000 to $380,000. The Valparaiso Realty tract on Bayshore Drive received preliminary approval in July as a 42-plot single-family residential development. This development, named Magnolia Woods II, would adjoin Magnolia Woods, a 31-lot single-family development currently under construction. 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service projects, according to the Rotary Club. Floats will be judged and awards will be given for the Grand Marshal's and President's Choice awards. In addition, first, second and third place will be awarded in four divisions: Commercial, Club/Nonprofit/Church Adult, Club/Nonprofit Youth, and Best Marching/Performing Unit. The results will be posted at the Niceville-Valparaiso-Bay Area Chamber of Commerce office, 1055 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Dec. 1 by 3 p.m. The Niceville High School Eagle Pride Marching Band, back from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, will lead the parade Saturday. The Lewis School Band, Ruckel Middle School Band and Rocky Bayou Christian Schools Marching Knights will also perform in the parade. The 2012 Grand Marshal will be Ben Baltz, 11, of Valparaiso. He will be riding on the Toys for Tots float with Marines passing out candy and collecting toys for the organization. A sixth grader at Okaloosa STEMM School, Ben became widely known around the country when his prosthetic leg broke during the running part of the Seal Turtle kids triathlon in Pensacola Oct. 7. Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Morgan carried him across the finish line. His mother, Kim Baltz, said Ben had the option to ride in a Corvette or on the Toys for Tots float. He thought it would be more fun to throw candy and wave to friends, Kim said. He likes hanging out with Marines. Marines and volunteers will march for the Toys for Tots campaign. They will collect donations of new, unwrapped toys from the community throughout the parade and donors will receive a 2012 Toys for Tots T-shirt. The Niceville Brownie Troop 663 will collect nonperishable canned goods for Sharing and Caring, Niceville, during the parade. They took the parades theme, All I Want for Christmas, to heart and wished for no child to be hungry this season. Dignitaries in Saturdays parade will include Valparaiso Mayor Bruce Arnold, Niceville Mayor Randall Wise, District 4 Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, Niceville City Council Member Bill Schaetzle and Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Marybeth Jackson. The Playground Corvette Club and Sunset Vetts of Northwest Florida will also take part. The YMCA Zumba will dance their Latin flavor while marching in the parade. Santa Claus will appear on the final float to end the parade. The Rotary Club issued the following list of parade participants:102-1 THE WAVE 103-1 THE BLAZE 2012 Mullet Queens & Kings 4:12 Student Ministries, Niceville United Methodist Church 96 Test Wing Commander All Star Twirlers American Legion 40/8 1490 Bluewater Bay Maina Complex Boy Scout 157 Brownie Troop 131 Brownie Troop 247 C.D. Williamson Karate & Kickboxing Carriage Hills Realty, Inc. Celebrations by Charlotte Chick-fil-A at Niceville City of Niceville Council Member, Bill Schaetzle City of Niceville, Mayor Randall Wise City of Valparaiso, Mayor Bruce Arnold Clowns for Christ Cub Scout Pack 52 Cub Scout Pack 553 and Boy Scout Troop 553 Cub Scout Pack 556 Discovery Learning Academy Distinguished Young Women of Okaloosa County 2012, Arden Robertson East Niceville Fire Department Edge Elementary Choir Eglin Girls Scout Troop 672 Eglin Pack 50 Cub Scouts Eglin Pet Welfare Eglin Spouses Club Emerald Coast Autism Center Exchange Club of Niceville Filipino American Association of Okaloosa County Frank Walker Insurance Agency Girl Scout Council 100th Year Troops 553, 247, 865, 910, 683, 553 Girl Scout Troops 663 & 761 Great White Sharks Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida Highway 98 Country House of Representatives Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Knights of Columbus Assembly 3236 Krewe Of Bowlegs Legends Boating Club Lewis School Cheerleaders Lewis School Marching Band Living Faith Christian Center McDonald's/David Costa Enterprises Miss NHS/Danielle Niceville Cash & Carry Niceville Fire Department Niceville High School Band Niceville High School Dance Team Niceville Little League Niceville Taekwondo Niceville Valparaiso Rotary Club President, Jimmie Boisjolie Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber President, Duane Gallagher North Bay Fire Department Northwest Florida State College Choir Northwest Florida State College SGA Okaloosa County Commissioner Okaloosa County Commissioner, District 2 Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Okaloosa Gas Okaloosa Masonic Lodge No. 312 Playground Corvette Club Red Hats "Bayou Belles of Niceville" Rocky Bayou Christian School Marching Band Ruckel Middle School Band Simple HR Simple Hire Sunset Vettes of Northwest Florida Sunset Vettes of Northwest Florida Superintendent of Okaloosa County Schools The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Toys for Tots Twin Cities Hospital Twinkling Twirlers US Coast Guard Auxiliary Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department WalmartBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority fielded noise complaints regarding its Mid-Bay Bridge Connector from a resident of Chardonnay Estates for the second consecutive meeting Nov. 15. Gail Rich, whose property on Napa Way, Niceville, is behind a Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road, said the vegetation barrier put in place to abate noise is not thick enough to meet Florida Department of Transportation standards for noise abatement. Jim Vest, executive director of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority, said the connector road is in compliance with the FDOT noise abatement standards for 2008, when the project was designed. He said any discrepancies between the current FDOT regulations and the connector road designs are irrelevant. Vest said although the connector design meets all noise abatement requirements, the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority decided to plant a buffer of vegetation to help reduce noise and light. According to Vest, the plants in this buffer did not take hold due to drought, and new vegetation will be planted alongside a temporary irrigation system to prevent a similar result. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-4 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACON Nicotine Anonymous If you desire to stop using nicotine, or stay stopped, join Nicotine Anonymous on Thursdays at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 1800 John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Contact 897-4721. 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. Head Start tots sought Okaloosa County Comprehensive Head Start is accepting applications for children ages 3-5 years old for its free preschool for those who qualify, at the Niceville Head Start Center, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd. Niceville. Contact 244-2606. Baytown Wharf Skating Rink Ice skate at the public outdoor ice rink until Jan. 31, at the events plaza in Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin. Its $10 for an hour and a half of skating and $2 to rent skates. For hours visit www.Sandestin.com/events. ADSO Christmas Art Market The Arts and Design Societys Christmas Art Market will run until 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. Contact 244-1271. Christmas Reflections DeFuniak Springs hosts Christmas Reflections, an evening of lights and decorated season characters until Dec. 31, 5-9 p.m., at Circle Drive, Lake DeFuniak. Evening passes are $3 and a season pass is $35. There will be carriage rides offered for an additional fee on weekends. Contact Ellen at 307-2228. 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. RBCS open house Rocky Bayou Christian School will host its annual open house for prospective families Nov. 28, 9-10:30 a.m., in the Saxon Library, 2101 Partin Drive N., Niceville. Contact 279-3727 to register. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR Fiddler on the Roof Enjoy the Tony-Award winning musical Fiddler on the Roof Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Tickets are $45 each or receive a group discount of $5 off per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Group sales are by phone or in-person only. Purchase tickets at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org, 729-6000 or in person at the box office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Please see CALENDAR, page A-5 NICEVILLE HEARING CENTER Twin Cities Medical Plaza1001 W. College Blvd., Building #2, Niceville, FL 32578 (Located next door to Dr. Pat Tidwell's Family Practice office)Office: 678-3277 (EARS) Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm www.NicevilleHearingCenter.comGrant Williams,owner of Niceville Hearing Center, was nominated as The Best of 2012 Hearing Healthcare Professionals by The Hearing Review publication. The Hearing Review publishers established the Best Of The Best program to recognize those hearing instrument specialist, audiologists, ear, nose & throat medical doctors and others who exemplify quality hearing health care. This program highlights outstanding individuals, practices, facilities and companies that go above and beyond the call of duty to serve the needs of people with hearing impairment. Proud Phonak Provider Call today to schedule your FREE SCREENING & PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONWe have a "TryEmB4UBuyEm policy.Grant Williams, HAS, HIS, ACAFL & LA Licensed in Hearing Instrument Sciences Graduate of The American Council of Audio Prosthology Health Foods Health FoodsHoliday SALEONE DAYONLY SATURDAY, DEC. 8TH10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 20%OffCash or Check Purchase15%OffDebit/Credit Purchase119 N. Partin Drive, (850) 678-8411 Mon-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat. 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. GLUTEN FREE HEADQUARTERS!Mary (Kacey) Taylor, Licensed Nutritionalist* GREAT GIFT IDEAS *Food Sampling, Books, Gift Certificates for Goods or Services like Ionic Foot Bath or Blood Cell Analysis*excludes American Youngevity, select items & services. 610 Elm Street Niceville 850-729-6629 www.twincitiesautomotiverepair.com 2012 2012 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. Emerald Waters Medical Clinic Provider and staff will focus on your individual medical needs and preventative care. We see patients 12 yrs and older Specializing in Womens Health Perform Colposcopy and manage lower genital tract abnormalitiesHours: Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs., 8 a.m.-12 noon Extended Hours: Mon. & Wed., 5 7 p.m. by appt only(850) 279-68151005 College Blvd., W., Ste B, Niceville www.myemeraldwaters.com mstanton@myemeraldwaters.comMAURICIASTANTONAdvanced Registered Nurse Practitioner PHD in Natural Health 117 N. Cedar Ave., Niceville (Across from N.H.S.)Saturday, DECEMBER 1 Following the ParadeAnytime between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Join us for Sweets & Treats Painting Projects for Adults & Kids Projects starting at $10 & UpFollow us FACEBOOK! Open House GIFT with $25 purchase10% OFFALLmerchandisethru December Register in advance 279-3434Holiday 678-4555 1019 John Sims Pkwy E., Niceville Palm PlazaHAIR EXPRESSSALON & RETAIL CENTERHair Cutting & Styling Clipper Cuts Perms Color Highlights$15MilitaryClipper Cuts STYLES forALL OCCASIONS WALK-INS WELCOME

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Donate blood at Eglin Northwest Florida Blood Services will host two blood drives on Nov. 29, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Eglin 780th Test Squadron/Seek Eagle Office Bldg. 350, 205 West D Ave., Eglin Air Force Base, and Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Eglin OFP CTF/40th Bldg. 60, 601 Choctawhatchee Blvd., Eglin Air Force Base. Snacks and drinks will be provided to donators as well as a free t-shirt. Contact Lynda Krupka with questions, 862-4216 or Lynda.Krupka@oneblood.org. Teen Space craft day Teen Space will make free safety pin bracelets for its craft day Nov. 29, 2:30 p.m., at the Niceville Public Library, 206 Partin Drive N. The event is free and open to ages 13-17. Registration required by Nov. 27 Contact 279-4863 ext. 1514 or khouston@okaloosa.lib.fl.us. Toys for Tots Toys for Tots will collect donations of new, unwrapped toys from the community Nov. 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Niceville Wal-Mart. They will also be collecting during the NicevilleValparaiso Rotary Clubs Community Christmas Parade Dec. 1. Marines and local volunteers will collect donations throughout the parade and donators will receive a free 2012 Toys for Tots T-shirt. Contact Susan C. Rood 8557411. 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. Eglin tree lighting The Eglin Chapel will host its free Holiday Tree Lighting festival Nov. 30, 5:30 p.m., at the West Gate Chapel, Eglin Air Force Base. There will be caroling, choir performances, a tree lighting and Santa to arrive on a fire truck. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Contact 8822111. Scouts to sell firs Nicevilles Boy Scouts of America Troop 546 will hold its annual Christmas tree sale Nov. 30-Dec. 2, in front of the Niceville Police Station, 212 Partin Drive N. The troop will have an assortment of Frasier fir No. 1 trees from North Carolina in various prices and ranging from 5-9 ft. tall. Trees will be sold on Friday, 3-9 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Contact Jack Knight, 374-2602. Cal s Christmas party Cals Appliances will host a special Passing of the Cans Christmas party with snacks and beverages Dec. 1, 121 Partin Drive N., Niceville, immediately following the NicevilleValparaiso Christmas Parade. Bring canned goods to benefit Sharing and Caring and be entered into a drawing to win door prizes that will be given out at the party. Contact 678-4838. RBCS Marching Knights The Rocky Bayou Christian Academys Marching Knights will perform at the Crestview Downtown Christmas Parade Dec. 1, the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Community Christmas Parade Dec. 1, and the Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade Dec. 3. Community Christmas Parade The Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club will host its All I want for Christmas Parade Dec. 1, 10 a.m., at the intersection of Palm Blvd. and John Sims Parkway. The parade route will start at the intersection and travel to Partin Drive and head between the Childrens Park and Ruckel Middle School. The judging stand will be at the RMS parking lot. Brownie Troop to collect food Niceville Brownie Troop 663 will be collecting non-perishable canned goods for Sharing and Caring, Niceville, during the NicevilleValparaiso Rotary Clubs Community Christmas Parade Dec. 1. To go along with the parades theme, All I want for Christmas, the troop wished for no one to be hungry this Christmas. Contact Rae Garmon 803-7727. Holiday Jubilee fundraiser OASIS, the Okaloosa AIDS Support and Informational Services, will host its Holiday Jubilee Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m., at Saint Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church, 307 Harbor Blvd., Destin. The evening will feature holiday snacks, festive beverages, seasonal musical entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 per person and proceeds will go to OASIS to assist those in the area affected by HIV or AIDS. To purchase tickets, donate auction items, or volunteer contact OASIS at 314-0950. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, November 28, 2012 Page A-5 CALENDARFrom page A-4 CELEBRATETHE SEASONBluewater Bay ResortwithJuniors 15 years old and younger playFREE!**Restrictions apply.Call for tee times: 850 8973241 2000 Bluewater Blvd., Niceville www.bwbresort.com WINTER 10 R ound Cards$350ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY$30+taxANY TIME!Tax included, Cart included! ANY TIME, ANY DAY! PLAY GOLFfor as low as$29! Call today! To order, please call or visit: 850-226-4111 EdibleArrangements.com230 Eglin Parkway N.E., Fort Walton Beach EdibleARRANGEMENTSMake your Cristmas Party complete with a beautiful EDIBLE ARRANGEMENT!This Merry Berry Christmas Bouquet will be the center of attention at any party! 10%10%OFF YOUR ORDERWhen you mention this ad. Offer valid on select products. Cannot be combined with other offers. Offer code must be used when placing the order. Code: bayb1012 Exp: 12/31/12OFF ChristmasBLUEWATER BAYin VersoTMby Resound$800 OFF MJ Stiles HAS, BC-HIS The Merchants Walk Bluewater Bay 4400 Hwy. 20 East Suite 211 Niceville, FL 32578 connects you to your world ReSound VersoTM61with wireless optionsReSound VersoTM60 Strong and Clear wireless connections to your TV and phone.www.bayareabetterhearing.com HIGH QUALITY LOW PRICES EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE (Not affiliated with Niceville Hearing Center) CALL 850-279-4545 NOWfor yourFREE HEARING EVALUATION and DEMONSTRATION OF THIS STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY12 months no interest financing now availableRetired Military Family G iv e the G ift of Be tt er Hea ring & Understanding this Season Thursday-SundayNov. 29-Dec. 2850.SAY.BEDS 850.729.2337NEVER PAY RETAIL PRICE AGAIN!Military, Veteran & Senior DiscountG GR RA AN ND DO OP PE EN NI IN NG G! defdffMon.-Fri. 9:30-6 Sat. 10-5 Sun. 10-4440 John Sims Pkwy NICEVILLEFurniture & Bedding Liquidators FAMOUS NAME BRAND FINE FURNITUREBedroom Living Room and More!Famous S Brand Mattresses at Unbelieveable Prices! 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become unable to keep up with the demand for data transmission during peak hours. He said that the city will be able to keep up with such demand, at least for the next few years, by buying about $50,000 of new equipment. City commissioners discussed the proposal during a meeting Nov. 13, when commissioners Kay Hamilton and Joe Morgan questioned whether the city can still compete with large cable companies like Cox Communications, even with the improvements Bennett requested. Can our system keep up? Is it worth making improvements? asked Hamilton. Mayor Bruce Arnold also said that state statutes require any purchase of more then $25,000 to be put up for competitive bids. After some further discussion, the commission voted 4-1 in favor of improving the cable system, with Hamilton casting the lone vote in opposition. The city set a Dec. 5 deadline for bids for a cable modem termination system, or broadband router. Also during the Nov. 13 meeting, the city commission approved a contingency fee contract with the Jacksonville law firm of St. Dennis & Davey, to assist city attorney Hayward Dykes in a possible claim against former city attorney Doug Wyckoff and others who represented the city in previous legal action that ended with judgments against the city. According to terms of the contract, Valparaiso would not have to pay the new attorneys unless a judgment or settlement results in a monetary award to the city, in which case the attorneys would be paid up to 40 percent of such awards or settlements. City commissioners also approved a request from city resident Clark Browning to dedicate the citys annual July 4 duathlon to former city employee Addie Lois Davis. Lois started being the focal point for the July 4 activities in 1999, and continued being the focal point even after she retired in 2004. The activities for the day consisted of a duathlon (run and a swim) in the morning, childrens games in the afternoon and then music, wrote Browning in his request. She was known for her attention to detail that allowed for an outstanding event every year. UPGRADEFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 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 mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s Newspaper THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithLisa Svagerko, 26, Shalimar, civil servant Robert Crider, 27, Niceville, electrician They re going to do whatever they re going to do, regardless of what I think. For one thing, the president should stop spending $14 million a year on vacations, and use the money to feed hungry children. Stop fraud, waste and abuse, and wasteful spending. Do not raise taxes.How should the President and Congress reduce the federal deficit?Cathy Morgan, 51, Freeport, house cleaner Location: Kmart Morgan Young, 6, Shalimar, Shalimar Elementary School student Michael Kochan, 41, Niceville, communications repairman Tracey Rowsey, 42, Freeport, housekeeperWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.I think President Obama should work more harder, and not take money from the people. It will require a Republican administration and about 35 years to get this country out of debt. I didn t vote for the president, and I think he ll put us into a worse deficit. Nicevilles #1REAL ESTATE OFFICEhttp://www.century21wilsonminger.com 2011 CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. CENTURY 21 IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OWNED BY CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE LLC. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMPANY. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED. 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 seconds looking at their phone which is enough time to cover more than the length of a highway speeds. 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THEBAYBEACON,,Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Page A-7 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Dont miss this chance to help your customers plan their holiday shopping!Dont miss this chance to help your customers plan their holiday shopping! WA N T N ICEVILLE TO KN OW? SA Y IT I N THE BEACON 678-108 0I N FO@BA Y BEACON .COM 2012Ad deadlines Noon Mon., No v 1 9 Noon Thurs., No v 29Publication dates We d ., No v 28* Fri., No v 30** We d ., Dec. 5* Fri., Dec. 7***Beacon dates. **Air Force dates. Beret 11/ 30 & 12/14.R u n on an y or all d a t es! Add Eglin Flyer, Hurlburt Patriot, & Green Beret, and 17,000 more circulation, at special discounts! See reverse. I n cludescolor on ads! The Bay Beacon The Eglin Flyer The Hurlburt Patriot The Green Beret1181 E. John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax 729-3225 info@baybeacon.com NICEVILLE HEARING CENTER Twin Cities Medical Plaza1001 W. College Blvd., Building #2, Niceville, FL 32578 (Located next door to Dr. Pat Tidwell's Family Practice office)Office: 678-3277 (EARS) Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm www.NicevilleHearingCenter.comGrant Williams,owner of Niceville Hearing Center, was nominated as The Best of 2012 Hearing Healthcare Professionals by The Hearing Review publication. The Hearing Review publishers established the Best Of The Best program to recognize those hearing instrument specialist, audiologists, ear, nose & throat medical doctors and others who exemplify quality hearing health care. This program highlights outstanding individuals, practices, facilities and companies that go above and beyond the call of duty to serve the needs of people with hearing impairment. Proud Phonak Provider Call today to schedule your FREE SCREENING & PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONWe have a "TryEmB4UBuyEm policy.Grant Williams, HAS, HIS, ACAFL & LA Licensed in Hearing Instrument Sciences Graduate of The American Council of Audio Prosthology A HOLIDAY OFFER FROMBeacon Newspapers!Call today! To order, please call or visit: 850-226-4111 EdibleArrangements.com230 Eglin Parkway N.E., Fort Walton Beach EdibleARRANGEMENTSMake your Christmas Party complete with a beautiful EDIBLE ARRANGEMENT!This Merry Berry Christmas Bouquet will be the center of attention at any party! E m e rald Wat e r s M e di c al C lini c Pr o vid e r and s taff will f oc u s o n y o ur individual m e di c al n eed s and pr e v e ntativ e c ar e. We see patients 12 yrs and older Specializing in Womens Health Perform Colposcopy and manage lower genital tract abnormalitiesHours: Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri., 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Thurs., 8 a.m. 12 noon Extended Hours: Mon. & Wed., 5 7 p.m. by appt only1005 College Blvd., W., Ste B, Niceville 850.279.6815 Office 850.279.6817 Fax www.myemeraldwaters.com mstanton@myemeraldwaters.comMAURICIASTANTONAdvanced Registered Nurse Practitioner PHD in Natural Health The Bay Beacon and the base papers will publish colorful holiday advertising pages on four dates. Choose 15,500, 30,500 or 32,500 circulation, one or more dates! Guarantee your place in these communitywide shopping resources! Call 678-1080 to reserve your space today! ArrestsA 17-year-old Niceville boy was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 14 on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. The boy ran to avoid being arrested on an Okaloosa County Sheriff's warrant. The boy jumped over several fences before being apprehended in a front yard on 23rd Street. *** John Baptiste Rowe, unemployed, 24, of 220 Seminole Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police Nov. 16 on charges of fraudulent use of a credit card and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. The victim reported Nov. 9 her debit card had been stolen, and her bank informed her the card had been used at the ATM at the Tom Thumb at 159 John Sims Parkway twice, once to withdraw $100 and once to withdraw $400. After the victim identified Rowe from the Tom Thumb surveillance footage, the arresting officer contacted Rowe at his home Nov. 16, where he searched him and found a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance which tested positive for marijuana. *** Alicia Fawn Chessher, 26, of 503 Johnson St. A, Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 14 on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting an officer without violence, resisting an officer with violence and two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer. Chessher allegedly kicked at two officers, causing a minor abrasion to the leg of one of them, as they apprehended her when she fled upon the officers' arrival in response to a physical disturbance call. *** Johnathon Michael Trussel, a restaurant worker, 20, of 134 Edward Circle, Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Nov. 19 on a Manatee County warrant for an original charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling. *** Tiffany J. Jack. 41, of 4008 Sugarcane Creek Run, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Nov. 16 on charges of child abuse and aggravated child abuse. DUI arrestsJohn Nance Underdahl, 37, of 1007 Darlington Oak Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at 131 Calhoun Ave., Destin Nov. 17 at 3:28 a.m. TheftsA Niceville resident from the 300 block of Reeves Street reported Nov. 14 an unknown person stole his coin collection and some jewelry from his home. He estimated the items to be worth between $1,500 and $2,000. *** A Niceville resident from the 300 block of Hickory Avenue reported Nov. 14 someone stole 28 of her prescribed Oxycodone pills from her home. *** A Valparaiso resident from the first block of Hidden Cove Drive reported someone stole the hubcaps from his car while it was parked in front of the Walmart at 1300 John Sims Parkway Nov. 15. *** A Niceville resident from the 1300 block of 23rd Street reported someone stole her coin collection from her home Nov. 16. Niceville police estimate the value of the collection at $1,070. *** A Niceville resident from the 400 block of Niceville Avenue reported an unknown person stole her bicycle from her front porch Nov. 16. *** A Niceville resident from the 200 block of Yacht Club Drive reported an unknown person stole a leaf blower from her shed Nov. 17. *** A Valparaiso resident from the 300 block of Okaloosa Avenue reported an unknown person stole a radiator and a license plate decal from a 1994 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck Nov. 12. *** A Valparaiso resident from the 200 block of Georgia Avenue reported Nov. 20 an unknown person used her social security number to file a tax return. *** A Niceville resident from the 600 block of Birkdale Circle West reported an unknown person stole items from his truck sometime Nov. 8-9. OtherValparaiso police made no arrests after finding an unloaded handgun, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a car during a traffic stop Nov. 16. The officer pulled over a blue Honda sedan for speeding and running stop sign at S.R. 85 and S.R. 190. After smelling marijuana, the officer searched the car and found a .38 cal. revolver, a knit hat containing five .38 bullets, a candy canister containing several marijuana "roaches," two metal pill grinders with marijuana residue on them and a digital scale. The three occupants of the car denied ownership of the items, and the officer could not substantiate probable cause for an arrest. The officer confiscated the drugs and the paraphernalia. The occupants willingly turned possession of the handgun over to the officer. *** A Niceville resident from the 1600 block of 26th Street reported a man in her neighborhood threatened to pull a shotgun on her Nov. 14. After responding to the call, a Niceville police officer followed the complainant to an address on Quince Avenue. Allegedly, a man, under the influence of alcohol, walked out of the house holding a shotgun, loaded a round in the chamber and approached the officer, who had received backup from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office. The man's gun was taken by police after he dropped it upon seeing police cars. No one was charged. NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 19, 2012 through November 25, 2012. 1 Structure Fire25 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire2 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn5 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Meigs Drive................................................Medical.........................11/19/12..............01:03 Rattan Palm Drive.....................................Medical.........................11/19/12..............03:41 Evergreen Avenue.....................................Medical.........................11/19/12..............16:32 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Medical.........................11/19/12..............19:34 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Medical.........................11/20/12..............02:32 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Medical.........................11/20/12..............02:53 N. Partin Drive............................................Medical.........................11/20/12..............07:26 Fairway Drive.............................................Medical.........................11/20/12..............12:03 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Medical.........................11/20/12..............12:06 N. Palm Blvd..............................................Medical.........................1120/12...............13:10 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Vehicle Crash...............11/20/12..............15:21 28 th Street..................................................Medical.........................11/20/12..............15:53 N. Palm Blvd..............................................Medical.........................11/20/12..............16:55 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Medical.........................11/21/12..............06:32 Bailey Drive................................................Medical.........................11/21/12..............09:45 Coldwater Creek Circle.............................Medical.........................11/21/12..............14:28 E. College Blvd..........................................Medical.........................11/22/12..............07:35 47 th Street..................................................Alarm Activation...........11/22/12..............08:07 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Medical.........................11/23/12..............09:43 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Medical.........................11/23/12..............10:01 SR 85 N......................................................Vehicle Crash...............11/23/12..............10:26 E. College Blvd..........................................Medical.........................11/23/12..............16:17 E. John Sims Pkwy....................................Alarm Activation...........11/23/12..............20:10 SR 85 N......................................................Medical.........................11/23/12..............20:14 N. Partin Drive............................................Alarm Activation...........11/23/12..............20:32 Roberts Drive.............................................Medical.........................11/23/12..............20:32 Roberts Drive.............................................Medical.........................11/24/12..............06:20 Dartmouth Way..........................................Medical.........................11/24/12..............09:57 N. Partin Drive............................................Alarm Activation...........11/24/12..............14:43 Roberts Drive.............................................Medical.........................11/24/12..............19:02 Woodbridge Road.....................................Alarm Activation...........11/24/12..............20:36 2 nd Street...................................................Structure Fire...............11/25/12..............05:25 Roberts Drive.............................................Medical.........................11/25/12..............07:38 Weekly Safety Tip: It is very important to clean your lint filter on your dryer regularly and inspect the vent leading from the dryer to the outside. Built up lint will restrict the escape of heat exhaust and can cause a FIRE. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 19, 2012 through November 25, 2012. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Rd................Medical...................................11/19/12..........................06:26 White Point Rd.....................Medical...................................11/19/12..........................17:05 E. Highway 20......................Lock-out.................................11/20/12..........................08:20 Ida Coon Circle....................Medical...................................11/20/12..........................15:08 Oak Shores Drive................Medical...................................11/20/12..........................19:04 Wright Circle.........................Medical...................................11/21/12..........................11:31 N. White Point Rd................Medical...................................11/21/12..........................12:24 E. Highway 20......................Service call............................11/21/12..........................13:42 Windward Circle...................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................06:10 Olde Post Road...................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................07:03 N. White Point Rd................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................09:12 N. White Point Rd................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................09:17 Barbados Way.....................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................10:32 Baywind Drive......................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................12:57 N. White Point Rd................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................18:56 Wright Circle.........................Medical...................................11/22/12..........................22:26 Brookhaven Way.................Unauthorized Burning...........11/23/12..........................12:19 Napa Way.............................CO Detector Activation.........11/24/12..........................11:38 Ida Coon Circle....................Medical...................................11/24/12..........................18:55 2 nd Street.............................Building Fire...........................11/25/12..........................05:26 Southwind Court..................Medical...................................11/25/12..........................07:07 Parkwood Place...................Medical...................................11/25/12..........................18:09 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. 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 Reports From SantaIs this on theirWish List?UTAS UTS-15 12 ga. Shotgun Military Package$1549Layaway Available! SECONDAMENDMENTSHOOTING& SPORTCall Today: (850) 376-9140 Order Online: www.SecondAmendmentShooting.com secondamendmentshooting@gmail.com nine different bidders. The most expensive item sold was a Ford backhoe, a piece of construction machinery bought by Alan Mack for $8,100. A fire rescue boat manufactured in 1996 went for $950 to Ray Kurtz. A silver Ford Mustang GT was bought by Scott Dagostino for $2,000. Some spectators attended simply to take in the action. Eleven-year-old Sal Lucido kicked the tires on the backhoe and examined the engines of a few pickups before watching the bidding with his father, Al, 39, and brother, Alex, 15. Sal said his father didn't intend to buy anything and was looking at the items out of interest. AUCTIONFrom page A-1 Christmas Tour of Homes Partners in Progress present its 2012 annual Christmas Tour of Homes Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., DeFuniak Springs. The tour features five homes, plus a narrated tour aboard The Lil Trolley emphasizing the historic Circle Drive around Lake DeFuniak. Tickets will be sold from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at the DeFuniak Springs Visitors Center, 1162 Circle Drive, for $18.75 plus tax for adults and $7.50 plus tax for children ages 12 and under. Contact 892-2448. Niceville Christmas Festival The sixth annual Niceville Community Christmas Festival will be held Dec. 1, 5-9 p.m., at the Niceville City Hall Complex, on Partin Drive. The tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m. Bring the family and enjoy performances by Ruckel and Lewis Middle school chorus and Plew Elementary chorus. Children can visit with Santa in the Childrens Park or take a slhay (hay) ride with Santas elves and more. Walk through the complex and see decorative scenes and thousands of lights. Children can make crafts for free and greet the Christmas characters inside the council chambers. Food will be available and a selection of craft vendors. Outside Christmas displays will be open until Dec. 31. Audubon bird walk Join the Audubon Society in a bird walk Dec. 1, 7:30 a.m., in front of Badcock Furniture, 597 West John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Noted bird photographer Walt Spence will lead a tour of bird spots around Boggy and Rocky Bayous. Expect to see shorebirds, woodpeckers, wading birds, raptors, warblers, flycatchers, and belted kingfishers. The bird walk is free and open to the public. Contact Walt 5827064. Elks Lodge memorial service Twin Cities Elks Lodge 2747 and Crestview Elks Lodge 2624 will pay respect to its departed members in a memorial service, Dec. 2, 2 p.m., at 224 Seminole Ave., Valparaiso. Light refreshments will be served. Contact 729-3557. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-8 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACONEllen Woodward Potts, author of A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer s Caregiver has the following tips to help caregivers through the holidays: The holidays are a difficult time for Alzheimer s caregivers. At this time of year more than any other, we long to connect with our loved ones as they once were. One of the best ways to connect with someone you love who has Alzheimer s disease is through reminiscence -telling old stories, reading familiar texts, singing favorite songs, and looking at familiar objects. And there is no better time to do this than the holidays. If you have old ornaments, old menorah, a piece of family jewelry or any other significant object the person may remember from the distant past, bring those out and talk about them. Family photos can be a wonderful springboard for memory. Ask them about holidays past -the food that was served, who did the cooking, or the presents that were received. Anything that might help him retrieve their memories. Remember to ask only one question at a time and patiently wait for the answer. Music is an amazing tool in connecting. Because music uses more parts of the brain than any other activity, the chances of connecting with the person increase greatly. Sing traditional songs or religious songs they would have sung early in their life. If there are children in the family, involve them in this reminiscence process. The moments of connection help children to know and remember their grandparent, and can help preserve for future generations the family stories that are being lost to the disease process. Additional confusion is often experienced by people with Alzheimer s around the holidays. The person s routine is disturbed. Your home may be crowded with guests, or you may visit the homes of family and friends. While you probably cannot eliminate the confusion completely, you can enlist family members and friends to help you keep it to a minimum. If everyone helps, the holidays can be a joyous time for the caregiver, the person with Alzheimer s disease, and other family and friends. Superior Residences of Niceville, specialists in assisted living memory care, are here to help those dealing with Alzheimer s and other forms of dementia. One thing that set us apart is our personnel who are highly trained memory care specialist that have experience with caring for those with all forms of memory loss, said Elizabeth Rambow, Director of Community Relations. Superior Residences is hosting an Open House on December 7th from 1:30pm5:30pm. We invite you to come and enjoy great holiday food and entertainment. Please call us at (850) 8972244 for details and to RSVP. We will be giving away a special gift to those that attend.Advertising Feature The entrance to Superior Residences presents a modern, welcoming attitude.Superior ResidencesOffering Caregiver Tips For The Holidays PECAN CRUSTED CATCH OF THE DAYWhite fish, pan sauteed & crusted with chopped pecans. Topped with a honey cinnamon cream sauce. Served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley CHICKEN PICATTAPan sauteed chicken breast topped with a lemon caper cream sauce. Served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley BEEF TENDERLOIN MEDALLIONSTopped with a marsala mushroom demi glace, served with red skin mashed potatoes and vegetable medley FRIED GULF SHRIMPServed with french fries and cole slaw SHRIMP ETOUFFEESauteed bay shrimp in a classic etouffee sauce, served over rice pilaf HOURS: 10:45am-9pm Su.-Th. 10:45am-9:30pm Fri. 11:30am 9:30pm Sat. 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NicevilleTues-Fri 9-6 Sat 8-2Evening Appointments Upon Request We carry RedKen Color and Products Kenra Haircare ProductsFULLSERVICEHAIRfor ladies & men Call Today!678-1977Call Today!678-1977 DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!For only $105.95 a week for 11 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool.ADD ONE OR BOTH OF OUR MILITARY PAPERS AT HALF PRICE! A A L L L L A A R R O O U U N N D D T T H H E E T T O O W W N N The Beacons ALL AROUND THE TOWN is one of the best read advertising sections available. It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 11 colorful well-designed ads. Each week customers will tell you all about it. Call 678-1080 today! Note: Mail subscriptions are often delayed in the mail. Subscriptions are nonrefundable.Please send coupon and payment to: The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578. For more information, contact The Bay Beacon at (850) 678-1080 or info@baybeacon.com.Price includes any applicable sales tax.Name: Phone: Address*: Payment (for 1 year) ......................$104.00The Beacon by mail!Weekly mail delivery is available by subscription. Just complete this form and return it with your check!*U.S. and APO addresses only. Let Kiwanis Raise Old Glory At Your House Or BusinessNiceville/ValparaisoKiwanis Club There are seven times a year when flying our flag is the perfect way to show your family or business patriotic spirit. Kiwanis can make it easy! For just $35 a year, we will install a permanent in-ground base for your flag. Then, just before LABOR DAY and9/11, VETERANS DAY, PRESIDENTS DAY, MEMORIAL DAY, FLAG DAY, INDEPENDENCE DAY and MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, we will install a 3x5 foot sewn flag (not printed) on a metal pole in front of your home or business. And take it down afterward. Kiwanis does it all, you do nothing but look proud! The modest $35 a year supports Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Clubs numerous childrens programs throughout our community. Times a wastin. Act now! Call Bill at 897-4396 or Jim at 897-3068 & order a flag.Serving the Children of the World ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Residential property at 308 Glen Ave., at left in photo, was approved for a C-1 zoning by the Valparaiso Planning Commission Nov. 20. The lot, next to the Compass Rose restaurant's overflow parking lot, right, is occupied by a house, which the owner plans to tear down to make way for additional parking. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsessermember John Miller noted that while denying the rezoning request would give the Compass Rose a smaller parking lot, it would provide no restrictions to protect the surrounding neighborhood from sound and light. Miller put forth the motion, which eventually carried 4-0, that the land be given a C-1 zoning with a condition that the owner can build only a parking lot. The condition was suggested after residents from Glen Avenue spoke in opposition of the rezoning. Jerry Monda, owner of 310 Glen Ave., said he was opposed to the rezoning because he was concerned that a commercial zoning might allow the owners to build some structure other than a parking lot in his neighborhood. "While we vehemently oppose a parking lot, we would oppose a crematorium or some other objectionable business even more vehemently," Monda said, reading from a letter to the commission. Scott noted that C-1 zoning would not allow for the construction of a crematorium. The planning commission will recommend the request be approved by the Valparaiso City Commission at its next meeting Dec. 10. PARKINGFrom page A-1

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Each year, since 1994, churches, schools and members of the Niceville community come together to help children in need through the Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child project. Samaritans Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization, has been receiving shoeboxes filled with gifts from donors all over the world since 1993. The boxes are filled with small gifts for children in need all over the world who are stricken by poverty. Each box is labeled for a girl or boy and filled with items, such as pencils, clothing, toiletries, candy, stuffed animals and small toys. Not only has the Niceville United Methodist Church collected shoeboxes at its own facility, but it was also the pickup point for all the donated shoeboxes in the area. This year the church collected 4,918 shoeboxes, directly or from other organizations, as of Nov. 19. Last year it collected 3,480. Linda Strickland, Nicevilles UMC Operation Christmas Child project leader has organized the project for the last four years. It has been a phenomenal year and in this economy, thats amazing, Strickland said. This project goes to children all over the world, ravaged by war, but the greatest gift of all is that they get to learn about Jesus Christ and thats why we do it. The boxes have been counted, packed and shipped out by truck on Nov. 19 to Olive Baptist Church, the Pensacola processing center. From there they will be passed onto the next drop-off location to be sent to children all over the world. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is all about spreading Gods word to children around the world who dont have the resources we do. Each child who receives a donated box will also receive The Greatest Gift of All booklet, which explains the story of Christ and salvation through him. The journey of each box starts at the drop-off location. People could purchase a box for a $1 donation and return the packed box to Niceville UMC. Then Srickland and volunteers inspected each box to make sure its contents were appropriate for children and marked for gender. Then the boxes were packed into larger cardboard boxes and shipped to the processing centers. At the processing center volunteers will make sure the box can be shipped out of the country and consolidate all the received boxes. The boxes are then shipped to different countries around the world and delivered to local churches to be distributed to children. 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 2 2 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Lewis students perform in All-County ChorusSeven Lewis School Chorus students were selected to the AllCounty Chorus and performed with other middle school students Oct. 29, at the Mattie Kelly Fine Arts Center, Niceville. Pictured are chosen students directed by Cristin Byrne, from left: Jasmine Wallace, Michelle Tolentino, Ryan Counsman, Hannah Roos, Catherine Crump, Rachel Havard and Elisa Ibarra.United Methodist Church collects Christmas shoeboxes for community Indyne helps United WayJim Heald, of InDyne Inc., presents Ronda Davenport of United Way a check for $41,635 for the defense contractor's annual United Way Campaign. "These dollars will be invested in local agencies, helping more children to begin school ready to learn, helping more youth achieve success in school and in life, helping more families build financial stability, and helping people of all ages and abilities stay healthy and independent," Davenport said. 850-863-2153Fort Walton Destin NicevilleGeneral 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 TherapyMark J. Tenholder, MDOrthopaedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Joint ReplacementComprehensive Orthopaedic CareAll major insurance accepted, including Tricare Eight Board Certified Physicians Law Office ofSAMUEL M. PEEKThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Probate Wills Trusts Estate Planning Powers of Attorney Medical Directives 678-1178222 Government Avenue Niceville, FL 32578 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) EYEWE A R UNLIMITED CHARLES HENRIOTTOwner & Optician35 years experience 678-0099 678-6211 Great selection of frames Gift certificates available Sport glasses for all ages Full service lab RepairsStop in and visit your friendly hometown professionals for all your vision needs today! We accept Tricare Prime, Medicare, Eyemed & more.CALL TODAY! (850) 678-8876 Give the gift of sight for ChristmasWhere there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970Why drive any further? Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D.Board Certified Optometrist National Commission on Vision & Health Right, children of United Methodist Church donate their Christmas shoeboxes. 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PutynkowskiChandlerMr. and Mrs. Bill Putynkowski of Niceville, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Michelle Putynkowski, to Jay Lewis Chandler, the son of Kevin and Shelly Chandler, of Leesburg. Both the bride-to-be and the prospective groom are graduates of the University of Florida. Jennifer is employed as the Director of Marketing of Advanced Therapy Concepts in Sunrise. Jay is a project manager and design engineer for Sunshine Solar Services in Fort Lauderdale. The waterfront, double-ring ceremony and reception will take place on May 18, 2013, at the Bayview Club, 307 Boatner Rd., Eglin Air Force Base. Judge Joseph V. Svoboda will officiate the ceremony. The couple will depart on a honeymoon cruise after the reception. Knights of Columbus Councils 7667, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, and 13527, Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church, held their annual combined spelling bee Nov. 8 at Lewis School, Niceville. Pictured are fifth-sixth grade winners, from left: first place, Augus Atkins from STEMM; second place, Jack Norris from Plew Elementary; and third place, Eshaan Sharma from Bluewater Elementary. Pictured is ninth-tenth grade first place winner Chelsea Anderson, from Niceville High School.KOCs spelling bee winnersPage B-2 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACONPictured are seventh-eighth grade winners, from left: first place, Mary Brannon from Rocky Bayou Christian School; second place, Ariel Schesniak from Rocky Bayou Christian School; and third place, Akiya Mason from Lewis School. CHURCH DIRECTORY Beacon photo by Anna KavanaughRBCS collects Christmas boxesRocky Bayou Christian School s National Honor Society collected 75 shoeboxes from students as part of its fall service project for Operation Christmas Child. Pictured are students Stefan Makarov, left, and Robert Black loading boxes to be dropped off at the Niceville United Methodist Church Nov. 15. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Bluewater Elementary students win limo ride Students make owlsMrs. Kelly s 4A class at Rocky Bayou Christian School made owls for its art project Oct. 2. So Stinkin Cute, an art shop in Niceville, provided the instruction and pictured is student Lauren Noggle with her finished work of art. St. Paul Lutheran & PreschoolSunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. Gods work. Our hands.1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org Pointing The Way To Jesus 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 EngagementsJennifer Putynkowski and Jay Chandler Bluewater Elementary fourth and fifth grade winners wait for their limo ride. Above, eighteen Bluewater Elementary School students sold 20 or more FundRays Savings Books and received a free limo ride on Nov. 15 to the Crab Trap, Destin, for lunch. The school raised more than $12,000 selling the books.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 For Rent: Horse facility in Seminole. 3 horses, three paddocks, 2 barns. $300/month. 850-598-1415 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 topflight editing and proofreading skills. Candidates must be deadline-oriented, have an eye for detail, and be able to excel in a fast-paced news environment. Nonsmoking office. Competitive pay, commensurate with experience and aptitude. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, and IRA plan. Apply at Beacon Newspapers, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. 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 NEWS CORRESPONDENT Part-time The Eglin Flyer, Hurlburt Patriot and Green Beret seek a freelance reporter to write human interest features or cover events. You must be available most nights, most days, or both (your choice). We pay $25 a story and $5 a photo, when published. 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Local golfers excel in Pensacola tourneyJason Rodgers, Dan Erickson, Antonia Poate and Madison Pacheco captured their respective division titles at the Florida Junior Tours event Nov. 10 and 11 at Perdido Bay Golf Club, Pensacola. Poate, of Niceville, dominated the competition to win the Girls 16-18 Division. She posted a tournament total of 167 to capture her first title by an impressive nine shots. Poate used birdies on 9, 12, and 15 in the final round en route to her round of 77. In the Boys 16-18 Division, Jason Rodgers of Destin overcame a four-stroke deficit for his first career FJT victory. After a first round of three-over par 75, Rodgers trailed Henry Westmoreland, of Wacissam heading into the final round. Rodgers final round of 78 included three birdies which propelled him to a one-stroke victory. Davis Bowyer of Destin finished alone in second place with a tournament total of 154. Westmoreland struggled in the final round, but managed to earn third place honors with an event total of 157.Adult outdoor soccer leagueAn adult outdoor soccer league is forming at at Niceville UMC for ages 18 and older. Register through Dec. 20. Teams will play one game per week, Jan. 6-Feb. 24, on Sunday afternoons at City of Niceville Softball Complex. Cost for Niceville residents $60 per player and for non-residents $80 per player. Find a brochure pdf and register online at nicevilleumc.org/recreation.Baseball campA baseball camp for boys ages 7-14 will be held Nov. 19 and 20 at Northwest Florida State College. Daily work will be done on all of the fundamentals of baseball and taught in a setting that will educate and entertain players. The camp will be presented in full-day sessions, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $90. Camp instructors will include the coaching staff and players from the Northwest Florida State College Baseball team. For more information, call coach Doug Martin at 729-5268 or assistant coach Nick Fletcher at 729-6048. Special to the Beacon Poised, collected and displaying an air of confidence that resides only in the most elite and focused of runners, Thomas Howell entered the Nov. 17 3A cross country state finals in Tallahassee relaxed and carefree. There was no tinge of arrogance for the Niceville junior, who was coming off a pair of district and regional titles. In fact, just a year removed from dropping out of the finals with an asthma attack, winning wasnt even on the forefront of his mind. I kind of went into the race with an easy mindset, said Howell, who finished sixth at state his freshman year. There were no worries about winning or posting a low timeI just wanted to enjoy the race. And enjoy he did, all the way to a state title. As the lead pack faltered down the final 800-meter stretch, Howell found an extra gear during his kick en route to a personal-best time of 15:19.64. He ran a very, very smart race, Niceville coach Tom Durrenberger said. He hung back in the pack up toward the front up until the last minutes, and then he just tore it up. He especially tore up the final 400 meters, which featured a hill where he blew past Fort Myers Tyler Bennett, who finished a distant second in 15:30.38. As I was going through the race, I felt really, really relaxed and I was just picking people off, Howell said. I hung back and just worked my way up. Theres a feeling you get when you know youre going to win, and I could feel it. (Bennett) was in front of me the entire way, but with about 400 (meters) to go we hit a hill and I just attacked it. I was right behind him, passed him and just never looked back. Durrenberger said while other runners peaked weeks ago, Howell was smart in saving his energy for the stretch run. When you talk about peaking at the right moment, man he nailed it, Durrenberger said. We noticed that some of the other teams that were ranked higher than us throughout the year, their top runners peaked at the wrong time a month ago. We knew we had to save it up. A testament to that approach was Howells ascension of times in the postseason. He won the district tournament with a 15:37.83, then went down to 15:25.37 to capture regionals. But even with the wins under his belt, Howell knew a state title wasnt a sure thing. (The wins) gave me some confidence, but I wasnt going to use that to get cocky, he said. Normally, the best runners dont try at district and regionals and just make sure they get to state. But me, I always strive to get better and am always focused on getting my times down. Not to be forgotten in the fold, Niceville junior Nick Morken finished with a bronze medal with a time of 15:34.26. It continued a trend in improving at state for the junior, who finished 58th his freshman year and 14th in 2011. Paying Morken the ultimate compliment, Howell said he wouldnt have won state without his best friend by his side the entire way. Hes my best friend and we push each other every day, Howell said. He was actually ahead of me until the end and when I passed him, I just gave him a look like we got this. Without him there I wouldnt have won state. While proud of both his juniors, noting he couldnt coach a better pair of individuals, Durrenberger said Howells accomplishment is something that will stay with him forever. I dont know if its hit him yet or if he understands the significance of having this for the rest of his life, Durrenberger said. Thats an award no one will ever be able to take away from him. The pair of top-three showings led to a 12th-place team finish for Niceville, which received a 17:15.20 from Caden Ewing (100th), a 17:33.54 from Elijah Schneidewind (117th), a 17:39.88 from Jack Massey (125th) and a 17:40.87 from Adam Nodjomian (126th). The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Areas FIRST Orthopedic Certied Joint Replacement ProgramBradley Goeke, MD Orthopedic SurgeonwelcomesBradley Goeke, MDto our community! Text ER to 23000 for Average ER Wait Times*Wait dened as arrival time until seen by a qualied medical professional. Thomas McKnight, MD Family Practice welcomesto our community!Text ER to 23000 for Average ER Wait Times*Wait dened as arrival time until seen by a qualied medical professional. Niceville runner wins state cross-country crownThomas Howell takes first; Nick Morken finishes third Niceville High School s Thomas Howell, left, a junior, running in perfect race conditions, won the state regional cross-country title Nov. 17 with a time of 15:19.64. Teammate Nick Morken, right, also a junior, finished third with a time of 15:24.36. Thomas is NHS s first individual cross-country state champion. Page B-4 Wednesday, November 28, 2012 THEBAYBEACON There's a feeling you get when you know you're going to win, and I could feel it. Thomas Howell NHS 3rd in tourneyNiceville junior Aubrey West drives the ball past a Mosley defender in the Nov. 20 Choctawhatchee Thanksgiving Tournament opener. The Lady Eagles lost that game, 42-28, but won the next two to finish third in the tournament. Beacon photo by Norman Wolf Lady Eagle kickers still undefeatedNiceville soccer players, from left, Lexi Hinds, Samantha Ditmar and Kelsie Walker discuss some of the finer points of soccer strategy during a recent game. Niceville is now 7-0-1 in their quest for state honors. The Lady Eagles travel to Tallahassee Dec. 7 and 8 for the annual Timberwolf Classic and will play against some of the finest teams in the state. The next home game is Dec. 13 against Pace. 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