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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: 12-05-2012
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
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System ID: UF00099641:00199

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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville Police Department has bolstered its vehicle fleet, adding three new SUVs Nov. 28. According to Lt. Randy Sallee, the 2013 Ford Police Interceptors were approved for purchase by the department in October, arrived Nov. 28 and were taken to Accent Signs for striping Nov. 28-29. Two of the vehicles have been marked with the Niceville Police By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Florida Department of Transportation announced it will begin construction to replace the bridge that carries John Sims Parkway over Toms Bayou, Valparaiso, in 2018. The plan, which contains additions to the Toms Bayou bridge plan announced in last year's work program, allots over $13 million to preliminary engineering, right of way and construction for the bridge in the next five fiscal years. T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, December 5, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Friday, 7 p.m. Catch the Niceville High School Singers performing at St. Pauls Arts Councils free concert at St. Paul Lutheran Church Niceville. Friday, 7 p.m. Dont miss the biannual Singing Christmas Tree concert at First Baptist Church of Niceville. Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy a Kids Night Out with food, crafts and games for $25 and $20 for each additional sibling, at the Ruckel Middle School gym Niceville. Sunday, 9 and 10:45 a.m. KidzTown ministries will perform a free Christmas musical, Arrest These Merry Gentlemen at the Niceville Assembly of God. Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Visit Sharing and Carings open house to celebrate its expansion and thank the community for its support at Sharing and Caring, Niceville. See Calendar, B-2. COMINGUP Please see BRIDGE, page A-4 Please see NWFSC, page A-7 Please see TRAILERS, page A-2 Please see POLICE, page A-4 Police BlotterPage A-6NWFSC chief backs bid by Scott to rein in college costsBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Northwest Florida State College is ready to join Gov. Rick Scott's push to cut college costs for Florida students, said NWFSC President Ty Handy. During a meeting in Niceville last week, Handy briefed college trustees on what he called a challenge recently issued to Florida colleges by Scott, who has made no secret of his displeasure with the high cost of a public university education. The governor, said Handy, wants state colleges Ministorage would replace 14 house trailersBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville Planning Commission Monday approved a request by HP Rental Properties to rezone its land on Madison Street, between Crestview and Hickory avenues, from R-3 (multiple family) to C-2 (general commercial) with a special exception to allow ministorage units. Michael Phillips, co-owner of HP Rental Properties, said the land in question, one acre, currently is the site of 14 house trailers, which he owns and rents out. He plans to remove all the trailers to make way for ministorage, which he said would be a more profitable and safe use of the land. "I think having ministorage would be a better source of income," Phillips said. "With trailers, it's tough to keep the turnover rate down." Phillips said ministorage would also be quieter.Niceville buys 3 police SUVsToms Bayou bridge set for replacementDOT says construction will begin in 2018 Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser The C.W. Ruckel Middle School Band marched and played Christmas standards during the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Community Christmas Parade on Johns Sims Parkway, Niceville, Dec. 1. Hundreds of people lined the route to observe the festivities and receive beads and candy from parade participants. Santa Claus, riding a ladder fire engine of the North Bay Fire District, brought up the rear. List of trophies, Page B-2. Brig. Gen. David Harris briefed Rotary Club members about activities on Eglin Air Force Base, and the base s impact on the local economy. Beacon photo by Mike GriffithJolly good showThe Toms Bayou bridge, Valparaiso, will be replaced, with construction beginning in the fiscal year ending 2018, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Niceville Police Chief David Popwell (right) and Lt. Randy Sallee with two of three new Ford Police Interceptor SUVs outside the Niceville Police Department Dec. 3. The vehicles cost about $32,000 each. Ty Handy By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Air Force Brig. Gen. David Harris, commander of the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, told Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club members Thursday that despite recent organizational changes, his units mission remains essentially unchanged. The 96th Test Wing, he said, tests and evaluates new weapons systems and combat support equipment for the Air Force, and also manages the maintenance and support of Eglin Air Force Base itself, to include 724 square miles of land area, 123,000 square miles of water test range in the Gulf of Mexico, and 134,000 square miles of air Please see GENERAL, page A-3Eglin general: Bases mission hasnt changed

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Also Monday, the planning commission approved two final requests by Valparaiso realty for new subdivision developments. The first approved was a planned 45-lot subdivision on Forest Road on land currently occupied by Rocky Bayou Stables. Although no building permits have been applied for, a spokesman for Valparaiso Realty said the subdivision would be developed by Huff Homes. The second Valparaiso Realty subdivision approved was a 17lot proposed development on Bayshore Drive. A map submitted for approval by Valparaiso Realty indicates nine of the 17 lots will be waterfront property bordering Shirk's Bayou. Both Valparaiso Realty requests were approved 6-0, with planning commission member Judy Byrne Riley, a member of the family that owns Valparaiso Realty, choosing to abstain from both votes. She afterward expressed concern about overdevelopment in the Bayshore Drive area. Planning Commission Chairman Tony Namlick wanted to ensure the Bayshore development would be properly drained. "I don't want another Dana Point thing," Namlick said. "Where everything on the property is approved and looks good, and then every time we get two inches of rain the people get two inches of water in their front lawn." A Valparaiso Realty representative said the entire property was at least one foot above base flood elevation, and that holes for stormwater drainage had already been drilled. The planning commission also approved a request from the Okaloosa County School District and Niceville High School to rezone the land immediately surrounding the high school's billboard on John Sims Parkway. School district Facilities Director Bill Smith said the issue arose when a Florida Department of Transportation employee noticed the longstanding billboard has a logo from Coastal Bank and Trust, which the FDOT defines as offsite commercial advertising. Because the billboard is within 660 feet of a state right of way, Smith said, the FDOT is allowed to require that the billboard get a state permit. In order to do that, the land must be rezoned from R-1A (residential single family) to RNC (residential, neighborhood and commercial). Smith said the FDOT official who informed him of the issue has stated that once the rezoning has been resolved, the permit will be approved. Smith said bank-sponsored school signage has been on that spot since 1971 without issue. He said the location was occupied by two Coastal Bank-sponsored billboards, which were knocked down by Hurricane Opal in 1994. Smith said the Federal Emergency Management Agency paid for the replacement sign which stands now. All recommendations by the planning commission are subject to final action by the city council. TRAILERSFrom page A-1 Lewis students selected for All-County Honor BandNineteen Lewis School students were selected to perform in the Okaloosa All-County Honor Band Concert Feb. 1, 7 p.m., at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Pictured from left: front row, clarinets: No. 1 in county Tacy Coln, No. 2 in county Noah Shaw, Jasmine Richardson, Grayson Kramer, Hannah Roos, McKenzie Bentley; flutes: Alexis Mooneyham, Melinda Dennis, Faith Fry, Jadyn Richardson. Back row, sax: Jessica Jones; bass clarinet: Haley Pratt; trumpets: Jonathan Mclain, Bella Devoid; French horn: Zachary Krouse; trombone: Jeffrey Rhodes; percussion No. 2 in county, Garrett Oden ; tubas: Justin Haymond, No. 1 in county Andrew Coln. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser A 14-trailer park on Madison Street, Niceville, owned by HP Rental Properties, was approved by the Niceville Planning Commission to be rezoned to C-2 (general commercial) with an exception to allow ministorage. The request will go before the Niceville City Council for final approval Dec. 11.

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I think angels are everywhere at Christmas time. I m for it. You don t have to belong to a particular church to follow the general principles of Christian philosophy. Sure, as long as all religions have an equal opportunity to be represented. It does say, In God we trust, on our money, right?What do you think about displaying such things as menorahs, angels and Nativity scenes on public property?Tonya Whitfield, 30, Niceville, recreation aideLocation: Niceville Children s ParkNaomi Bullis, 32, Niceville, stay-home mom Brian Carter, 35, Niceville, military Brad Turner, 36, Niceville What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. I say go for it. I like to see it, but I realize that others disagree, so if they re going to display one thing, they should display them all. I completely agree with the right to do so. It should be viewed as a celebration of all religions rather than as segregating anyone. It should be seen as something to bring us together, not separate us. space. The land area of the base, Harris said, is about three-quarters the size of Rhode Island, the nations smallest state. The 96th Test Wing is the largest wing in the Air Force, the general said, with 9,800 military personnel at Eglin and at 17 other operating locations, and a base daytime population of about 23,000 people, including active duty military members of all services, civilian employees and contractors, and military family members. Currently, he said, the wing is operating over 700 test programs for various weapons and equipment items. The good times are back, Harris said, with respect to the social and economic impact of his wing and Eglin Air Force Base on local civilian communities. He said that the arrival and activation of the Army 7th Special Forces Group and the new F-35 training mission of the 33rd Fighter Wing have brought new people and activities to the base. The expansion, he told Rotarians at a meeting in Niceville, follows a temporary reduction in activity at the base from 2007 through 2010, when the 33rd Fighter Wing was transitioning from being a rapiddeployment combat force to a training unit for F-35 pilots and maintainers from the Air Force, Navy and Marines, as well as from many allied countries that also are adding the worlds newest and most advanced warplane to their arsenals. Despite the recent reorganization of the Air Force Materiel Command, said Harris, Eglin remains an important part of the Air Forces weapon development, test and evaluation system, as indicated by recent and ongoing new construction on base. At Eglin Air Force Base, there are currently eight military construction projects underway, with costs ranging from a low of $8 million to a high of $64 million. Eglin plays a vital role in developing new systems that have dramatically changed the way America fights wars, said the general. For example, he said, during World War II, it took thousands of B-17 bombers, with 10 crewmen each, to attack weapons factories in Germany. The aircrews suffered heavy losses, caused enormous collateral damage and deaths among German civilians, and often failed to hit their targets accurately despite such massive air raids. Today, he said, such a target could be reliably destroyed by a single aircraft operated by one pilot, or even by an unmanned drone. The technology to make such advances in the art of air warfare has been developed and tested at Eglin, and the general said he expects that to continue. Harris also expressed pride in how well his airmen are doing their jobs. He said a recent series of inspections and evaluations of Eglin and its eight groups, 32 squadrons, and seven tenant units of all services, has consistently produced ratings of Excellent or Outstanding. The general was somewhat less upbeat, however, when asked about the possible impact of sequestration, the drastic automatic cuts in military budgets that may occur early in 2013 if the White House and Congress do not reach agreements on spending and taxation by the end of this year. The worst thing about such cuts if they occur, he said, is that unlike previous budget cuts the Air Force has endured, These will not be targeted or planned according to improving the efficiency of the military. Sequestration cuts, said Harris, will be made for purely political reasons rather than for military cost-effectiveness. They will simply cut about 9.2 percent from every account, the general said, regardless of the impact on national security. Although the pay of military personnel will be protected from the cuts, he said, such protection must produce deeper cuts to other parts of the military budget. Its a meat-ax approach, Harris said, with no intelligent thinking behind it. Nevertheless, Harris added, it is the duty of all military personnel to follow the orders of the nations elected officials, and to make the best of any situation. He also said that he understands the importance of reducing the nations debt. Sixteen trillion dollars of debt is our most serious national security problem. What bothers him about the sequestration cuts currently pending, he said, is that there is no plan. It is a thoughtless process. GENERALFrom page A-1 Brig. Gen. David Harris Highway closuresHighways 85, 123 and 285 on the Eglin Reservation will be closed briefly Dec. 11, 12 and 13 for a series of military missions. The closure is scheduled to occur between 9 a.m. and noon, and should last no longer than 60 minutes. The closures will occur only when absolutely required for safety and drivers should plan accordingly, according to the Eglin Air Force Base Public Affairs Office.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-4 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 THEBAYBEACONThe 58-year-old bridgecarries thousands of vehicles a day, including most traffic to and from the East Gate of Eglin Air Force Base. The DOT said it had not decided whether traffic would be detoured during construction. The new bridge will be four lanes wide, as is the current one. The DOT will spend $1.3 million on preliminary engineering for the project in the 2014 fiscal year. According to DOT spokesman Ian Satter, this engineering includes basic bridge design work. The plan allots $279,000 to development for right of way for the bridge. Satter said these costs are relatively small for this particular project, partly because no new land will need to be purchased to establish right of way for the bridge. The DOT has allotted $11.7 million to construction of the bridge in 2018. Satter said construction will start in the 2018 fiscal year but an end date for the project will not be determined until the agency chooses a contractor for the project. Satter said the DOT inspects its bridges every year, and that last year the bridge over Toms Bayou was deemed in need of replacement. "Bridges have life spans, just like anything else," Satter said. "When a bridge is built, the constructors make an estimation about the bridge's life span, and once that time rolls around, we start looking at replacing it." According to the National Bridge Inventory database, compiled by the Federal Highway Administration, the 684-foot span was built with two lanes in 1954. In 1962, a second two-lane span was added. Satter said John Sims Parkway at Lincoln Avenue, about a halfmile north of the bridge, carries an average of 18,200 vehicles a day. In 2011, the National Bridge Inventory database listed the bridge as "functionally obsolete." Satter said the bridge is safe to use, but that it does not meet today's standards. "Functionally obsolete doesn't mean the bridge is falling apart," Satter said. "It just means the design of the bridge doesn't match our specifications or meet the current design standards for bridges." As part of last year's DOT fiveyear work program, the department allotted $553,000 for rehabilitation to the bridge in the fiscal year ending 2013, which Satter said included addition of "rip rap," or rocks placed at the base of the bridge's support beams to prevent erosion, and epoxy injections to the support beams for sealant. Satter said the DOT has yet to determine whether the bridge will remain a thoroughfare during replacement, or whether detours or a temporary bridge will be set up. BRIDGEFrom page A-1Department seal and will be used as pursuit vehicles. The third, unmarked, will be used in investigations. The Police Interceptor, which gets 18 miles per gallon, is a model designed specifically for use by police departments, with cages and radio equipment built in. Sallee estimated the vehicles cost about $32,000 each. "An SUV gives us more room, so we can carry more things even when there are people in the back seat," Sallee said. "The back seat is also caged off from the front and back, so it protects us up front, but it also prevents the suspects from crawling into the back." The police department also has three older Ford SUVs, two marked 2008 Explorers and an unmarked 2002 Expedition. The department's fleet also consists of 14 Ford Crown Victoria cars. Ford ceased production of the "Crown Vic," long a favorite police model, earlier this year. The Police Interceptor is manufactured in SUV and car models. Sallee said that after consulting Police Chief David Popwell, he decided to add more SUVs to the fleet. Sallee said he hopes the department continues purchasing SUVs as it replaces vehicles in the future. He believes they are a more effective purchase. "You get more for your money with an SUV," Sallee said. "You've got more room up front for computers and things, and more room in the back for storage." Sallee said the Police Interceptors sometimes come equipped with bulletproof doors, but that the nature to the Niceville community doesn't require them. Sallee said the Niceville Police Department typically phases out patrol vehicles once they reach 120,000-150,000 miles. He said it usually takes from eight to 10 years for a car to reach that mileage, depending on whether one or two officers are assigned to it. The City of Niceville recently sold nine Niceville police cars at a public auction Nov. 27, ranging in age from a 1995 Ford Crown Victoria to a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria. The police department also acquired four Air Force surplus Honda four-wheel all-terrain vehicles for $150 each. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, December 5, 2012 Page A-5 By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida and Trinity Presbyterian Church will host the Yule of Yesteryear Dec. 8, 10 a.m.5 p.m., at Perrine Park, across from the museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The event, also sponsored by the cities of Niceville and Valparaiso, will celebrate Floridas history by transforming the park back to the old days, when people made their own crafts and clothes. The Northwest Florida State College Madrigal Singers will perform a special Victorian Christmas performance in the park for free at 12:30 p.m. The 26voice mixed ensemble of scholarship vocalists, under the direction of Allison Everitt, will be dressed in traditional Victorian clothes and sing a selection of songs. Explore the historical museum for free from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and learn the history of Okaloosa and Walton counties. There will be traditional craft demonstrations, ornament making and a place where parents can take pictures of their children with Santa Claus. Food vendors will sell BBQ plates, funnel cakes and corndogs. Enjoy the annual home-made bake sale while shopping for unique gifts and Christmas items from craft vendors and the museums gift shop. Items for sale are all hand-crafted including wooden flutes, scarves, jewelry, honey and Christmas ornaments. The Walton Guard will re-enact a Civil War Christmas campsite. The guard will display period toys and handwork and provide a firing and drill demonstration at 10 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. with a discussion of firing and loading during the day within the camp. Experience the Holiday Victorian Tea at 1:30 p.m. while learning about Victorian costume, etiquette, and holiday traditions. There will be special guest presentations from members of the Walton Guard. For the tea pre-registration is required and costs $12, or $8 for museum members. After the museum closes at 4 p.m. the Trinity Presbyterian Church Choir will perform and the Christmas tree will be lit in Perrine Park. The Walton Guard will pitch its camp again this year and provide firing and drill demonstrations Dec. 8 in Perrine Park, Valpar aiso.Yule of Yesteryear set for Saturday Four students chosen for All-State BandFour Niceville High School students were selected for Florida Bandmasters Association All-State Band. From left, with grades: Mikayla Timm, 11, flute, All State Symphonic Band; Kaitlynn Byrd, 12, flute, All State Symphonic Orchestra Winds; Jaqueline Wallace, 9, B Flat contrabass clarinet, All-State Concert Band; Marshall Mosley, 11, B Flat clarinet, All State Symphonic Band. Science centerreceives grant from BoeingThe Emerald Coast Science Center received a $3,500 grant from the Boeing Employee Community Fund in October for its FCAT Enrichment outreach program. The funds were recently used to purchase new equipment that allows Okaloosa elementary and middle school students to gather data in real time. Pictured from left: Paul Atcherson, Mary Foster, Paul Willey, Jamie LaFollette, Linda Haagen, Chris Hunter, Mike Shaw, Mike Estes and Susan Ault-Davis. See schedule, page B-4 2012 2012 20%OPEN HOUSEWEDNESDAY, DEC. 12 4PM-7PMFREEgift wrapping on all purchases FREEjewelry cleaning FREE Refreshments & Door Prizes 1/2 Price Watch BatteriesSale will extend thru Dec. 24, offering 15% OFFany one item but come in during the Open House for the best Deal!ANY ONE ITEMOFFAcross from the Niceville Garden Center in Parkway East Shopping Center1129 John Sims Pkwy. | (850) 279-3113 EmeraldCoastNursery A Unique Shopping Experience100s of items to choose from... Hurry in for the best selection1405 S. PALM BLVD. NICEVILLE, FL 32578 (850) 897-0111OPEN: Mon. Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Beverly from Safari Legends, Houston, presents custom Christmas Wreaths, Table Centerpieces, Jewelry, Artwork and much, much more!and our JOHN SIMS PKWY. HWY. 20 VALPARAISO BLVD.PALM BLVD. Palm Plaza Tom Thumb Emerald Coast Nursery ComevisitusforChristmasspecialsOPENHOUSE:Sat.,Dec.8

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ArrestsKeith Jojo Jackson, 19, of 409 Nathey St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police on charges of retail theft shoplifting and resisting a officer without violence. On Oct. 8, Jackson allegedly left the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway with DVDs he had not paid for and fled on foot when approached by a police officer. *** Jeremy John Wahl, a tile installer, 37, of 79 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Nov. 27 on a Cumberland County, N.C., warrant for an original charge of sex offense. Wahl's required court date is scheduled Jan. 29, 2013. *** Michael William Reeder, retired, 59, of 255 Edge Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Nov. 24 on a charge of battery touch or strike. Reeder's required court date is scheduled Dec. 11. *** Kevin Alan Rogers, a renovations worker, 43, at large, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Nov. 26 on charges of driving with a suspended license and failure to have motor vehicle liability insurance. The arresting officer pulled Rogers over in the parking lot of 187 S.R. 20 because Rogers allegedly was driving at dusk with no headlights and no brake lights. *** Dennis E. Jack, an Air Force Lt. Col., 42, of 4008 Sugarcane Creek Run, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 2 on charges of four counts of child abuse and three counts of obstructing justice. Jack's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 15. DUI arrestsAlfred Lewis Schubert III, a restaurant worker, 22, whose addresses were listed as 35 Newcastle Court, Niceville, and 707 Howell Road, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI on S.R. 20 at Armstrong Avenue Nov. 22 at 3:08 a.m. Schubert was also cited for speeding. Schubert's required court appearance is scheduled Dec. 11. TheftsA Niceville resident from the 1100 block of 27th Street reported Nov. 21 someone stole her trash can. *** A 24-year-old man reported his wallet, containing no money, was stolen at the Exxon gas station on S.R. 20 Nov. 22. The man said the wallet was taken after he left it on top of his car and walked inside to talk to the gas station cashier. *** A Niceville resident from the 300 block of Bullock Boulevard reported an unknown person stole the license plate from her 2000 Ford Ranger truck sometime Nov. 20-23. OtherA Niceville resident from the first block of Matt Boulevard reported his neighbor's dog bit him while he was watching the animal for his neighbor. The man required five stitches to close a wound on his right hand, and one stitch to close a wound on his left hand at Twin Cities Hospital. The dog was taken away by PAWS animal control. *** A Niceville resident from the 1200 block of Oakmont Drive reported Nov. 23 someone had trespassed on his property. Responding sheriff's deputies found no one on the property upon inspection but did find a pill bottle containing .01 grams of marijuana, which they collected as evidence to be destroyed. No charges were made. *** Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Sulin Schafer received a call from Eglin Range Patrol regarding an illegal deer that had been taken by a hunter. When Officer Schafer responded, she observed the deer did not have the three antler points on one side that is required in that area of Eglin. The hunter was issued a notice to appear for the violation and the deer was seized and donated to an approved charitable organization. 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. NICEVILLES #1 SALES OFFICE SINCE 2005Crestview, Bluewater Bay, Niceville, Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Navarre, Gulf BreezeSPECIALIZEDAREAS IN: Wilson Minger Agency, Inc. (850) 678-5161 1-800-369-2403www.century21wilsonminger.com150 Jefferson Street.....MLS# 586746....$237,000 2423 Roberts Drive.......MLS#587408.....$239,900 352 Antiqua Way.........MLS#587447.....$314,900 227 Gracie Lane..........MLS#578502.....$349,000 903 Fallin Branch Ct.....MLS#587306.....$369,000 763 Woods Drive..........MLS#586852.....$374,900 4243 Otterlake Cove...MLS#583868.....$379,000 139 Menzel Street........MLS#587471.....$380,000Come pick an Angel off the Angel TreeSALES@C21MINGER.COM ADOPTANANGEL NicevilleINSURANCEAGENCY www.nicevilleinsurance.comProtecting Your Business...Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. You can count on us. Safe. Sound. Secure. NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 26, 2012 through December 02, 2012. 1 Structure Fire21 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire5 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 1 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME 23rd Street.........................................Medical............................11/26/12..................04:14 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical............................1126/12...................12:52 E. John Sims Pkwy...........................Vehicle Crash..................11/26/12..................13:57 E. John Sims Pkwy...........................Vehicle Crash..................11/26/12..................17:03 E. John Sims Pkwy...........................Vehicle Crash..................11/26/12..................17:35 E. John Sims Pkwy...........................Medical............................11/26/12..................19:06 28th Street.........................................Medical............................11/26/12..................20:18 23rd Street.........................................Medical............................11/27/12..................01:42 27th Street.........................................Medical............................11/27/12..................11:59 E. John Sims Pkwy...........................Vehicle Crash..................11/27/12..................15:50 28th Street.........................................Medical............................11/28/12..................02:08 Everglade Drive.................................Medical............................11/28/12..................12:51 Roberts Drive.....................................Medical............................11/28/12..................21:21 Rue De Palms...................................Electrical Problem...........11/28/12..................21:41 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical............................11/29/12..................01:27 Fairway Drive.....................................Medical............................11/29/12..................07:38 Darlington Oak Dr..............................Cancelled........................11/29/12..................19:40 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical............................11/29/12..................19:45 Davis Drive........................................Medical............................11/29/12..................20:01 Roberts Drive.....................................Service Call.....................11/30/12..................04:34 Evergreen Ave...................................Medical............................11/30/12..................17:13 N. Partin Dr........................................Vehicle Crash..................11/30/12..................17:17 Roberts Dr..........................................Medical............................11/30/12..................17:31 Camellia Place...................................Medical............................11/30/12..................21:26 Linden Ave.........................................False Call........................11/30/12..................21:37 2nd Street..........................................Service Call.....................11/30/12..................21:46 29th Street.........................................Medical............................12/1/12....................20:54 Edgewater Dr.....................................Medical............................12/1/12....................21:05 Bahia Vista Dr....................................Medical............................12/2/12....................03:35 2nd Street..........................................Medical............................12/2/12....................03:35 Boyd Circle........................................Medical............................12/2/12....................14:05 Redwood Ave....................................Structure Fire..................12/2/12....................20:34 Weekly Safety Tip: Keep a natural (cut) Christmas tree outside until you are ready to decorate it. Make sure your tree stand can hold at least 1 gallon of water and check the water level daily to make sure there is plenty of water in the bowl. (A tree should use 1 quart to 1 gallon of water every 1-2 days). A dry Christmas tree can burn in 3 to 5 seconds. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 26, 2012 through December 02, 2012. Street Situation Date Time White Point Rd.......................Medical...................................11/26/12.......................16:09 Oakmont Circle......................Medical...................................11/27/12.......................03:05 E. Highway 20........................Medical...................................11/27/12.......................13:27 Hwy. 20/Bay Dr......................Vehicle Accident.....................11/28/12.......................08:45 White Point Rd.......................Medical...................................11/28/12.......................09:06 Rue De Palms.......................Electrical.................................11/28/12.......................21:45 Ida Coon Circle......................Medical...................................11/29/12.......................20:07 Fairway Lakes Dr...................Medical...................................11/29/12.......................21:47 Parkwood Ln..........................Medical Alarm Activation.......11/30/12.......................14:35 Birkdale Circle........................Medical...................................11/30/12.......................14:46 Cedar Street...........................Medical...................................11/30/12.......................17:38 N. White Point Rd..................Assist Police...........................11/30/12.......................18:01 N. White Point Rd..................Medical...................................12/1/12.........................08:27 Cat Mar Rd.............................Medical...................................12/1/12.........................14:06 Curacao Way.........................Medical...................................12/2/12.........................06:14 N. White Point Rd..................Medical...................................12/2/12.........................09:58 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Valparaiso VolunteerThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of November: Location Situation Date Time Valastics Ave.................................Unconscious........................11/2/12.....................10:43 Cutts Drive....................................Fire Burn Complaint............11/5/12.....................16:20 Mississippi Ave..............................Sick Call...............................11/7/12.....................15:49 Chicago Ave..................................Animal Bite...........................11/7/12.....................17:44 Lincoln Ave....................................Back Pain.............................11/8/12.....................00:08 Columbus Ave...............................Fall........................................11/8/12.....................07:39 Ohio Ave........................................Abdominal Pain....................11/8/12.....................13:45 Eglin East Gate.............................Chest Pain............................11/11/12...................12:21 N. Bayshore Dr.............................Sick Call...............................11/11/12...................22:27 Hidden Cove Way........................Sick Call...............................11/14/12...................14:19 Lincoln Ave....................................Fire Service Call..................11/15/12...................21:38 Davenport Ave..............................Sick Call...............................11/17/12...................04:15 S. John Sims Pkwy.......................Hemorrhage.........................11/17/12...................13:23 Wolverine Ave...............................Fall........................................11/19/12...................20:14 Aurora Ave....................................Heart Problem......................11/19/12...................22:46 Louisiana Ave................................Unconscious........................11/21/12...................10:33 Florida Ave....................................Unconscious........................11/22/12...................18:24 Hickory Ave...................................Seizures...............................11/24/12...................01:25 Glendale Ave.................................Fall........................................11/24/12...................23:46 Glendale Ave.................................Fall........................................11/26/12...................00:46 Muskegon Ave..............................Fall........................................11/27/12...................09:04 Glendale Ave.................................Fall........................................11/28/12...................08:44 Glendale Ave.................................Fall........................................11/29/12...................15:35 Give your family the gift of fire safety during the holiday season! Household extension cords used with high amperage draw devices can lead to overloading and possible fire. Check any extension cords you are using for worn insulation, breaks in wire strands, or worn connectors. Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors monthly to ensure they are operational. Call your Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department at 729-5410 if you have any questions or need assistance.Fire Department Reports This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting TIP214 plus the message to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. Name: Winton Darquan Allen Wanted for: VOP Fraud/ Driving while license suspended or revoked Height: 6-feet, 0-inches Weight: 160 pounds Age: 29 Date of birth: 06-12-1983 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Name: Lee Morse Grant Wanted for: Robbery by Sudden Snatching Height: 5-feet, 6-inches Weight: 170 pounds Age: 41 Date of birth: 04-08-1971 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Name: Vongohn Myrick Munroe Wanted for: VOPFleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement/Driving while license suspended or revoked Height: 6-feet, 1-inches Weight: 250 pounds Age: 29 Date of birth: 08-27-1983 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Name: Eric R. Arseneaux Wanted for: VOPGrand Theft Auto Height: 5-feet, 10-inches Weight: 155 pounds Age: 47 Date of birth: 05-21-1965 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 THEBAYBEACON East NicevilleFire Department ReportThe East Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of November, 2012. Street Situation Date Time 26th Street.......................EMS Call..............................................11/1/12..........4:18 AM E. SR 20..........................Dispatched & Cancelled......................11/3/12..........9:15 AM Sycamore Ave.................EMS Call..............................................11/3/12..........8:39 PM Nathey Ave......................Dispatched & Cancelled .....................11/5/12..........12:00 AM Sycamore Ave.................EMS Call..............................................11/6/12..........1:11 PM Sycamore Ave.................EMS Call..............................................11/7/12..........4:42 PM Bullock Blvd.....................EMS Call..............................................11/7/12..........6:37 PM Florida..............................EMS Call..............................................11/8/12..........7:15 AM Cadillac Ave.....................EMS Call..............................................11/8/12..........5:10 PM Huntington Rd.................EMS Call..............................................11/8/12..........11:54 PM Hickory Ave......................System Malfunction.............................11/9/12..........5:11 AM E. John Sims Pkwy.........EMS Call..............................................11/10/12........2:11 PM 22nd Street......................EMS Call..............................................11/12/12........4:28 PM Calinda Lane...................Alarm System Sounded......................11/12/12........9:31 PM Werk Lake Ct...................EMS Call..............................................11/14/12........6:29 AM Wava Ave.........................Person in Distress................................11/14/12........7:00 PM Wava Ave.........................EMS Call..............................................11/15/12........8:06 PM Kumquat Ave...................EMS Call..............................................11/17/12........8:07 AM Wava Ave.........................EMS Call..............................................11/17/12........2:34 PM Kingslynn Rd...................Smoke Detector Activation..................11/18/12........5:37 AM 27th Street.......................EMS Call..............................................11/19/12........6:33 PM Wava Ave.........................Medical Assist......................................11/19/12........7:42 PM E. John Sims Pkwy.........EMS Call..............................................11/20/12........12:07 PM Wava Ave.........................EMS Call..............................................11/20/12........4:13 PM 23rd Street.......................Dispatched & Cancelled......................11/21/12........8:42 PM E. College Blvd................EMS Call..............................................11/22/12........7:36 AM Osceola Bay Drive..........EMS Call..............................................11/22/12........11:13 AM Nutmeg Ave.....................EMS Call..............................................11/23/12........12:38 PM Woodbridge Rd...............Alarm System Sounded......................11/24/12........8:37 PM Lake Way Dr....................EMS Call..............................................11/25/12........2:22 AM 2nd Street........................Building Fire.........................................11/25/12........5:29 AM Carr Rd............................EMS Call..............................................11/25/12........10:24 PM Valparaiso Blvd................EMS Call..............................................11/26/12........6:48 PM Stephen Drive..................EMS Call..............................................11/29/12........7:19 AM Ruckel Dr.........................EMS Call..............................................11/29/12........8:02 AM Jason Drive......................EMS Call..............................................11/29/12........8:59 AM Ruckel Dr.........................Assist Invalid........................................11/30/12........10:56 AM Evergreen Ave.................EMS Call..............................................11/30/12........5:14 PM 2nd Street........................Assist Invalid........................................11/30/12........9:55 PM Visit our website at www.enfd.net.

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(formerly called community or junior colleges) to offer at least some bachelor's degree programs that can be completed for less than $10,000 in direct costs to students. As they do now, state taxpayers would continue to pay the rest of the true cost, which is far more than $10,000 per degree. Handy said the governor is trying to keep the cost of education low and to reduce the amount of student loan debt owed by new college graduates. Many students emerge from the state university system with crippling debt loads. NWFSC in recent years began offering four-year degrees in a few fields. Handy told the trustees that the current average cost to students of a bachelors degree earned at NWFSC is about $12,500, depending on the type of degree and other factors, such as the amount of lab work and use of special equipment or facilities to complete the degree. For example, he said, degrees in nursing or other medical subjects tend to be more expensive than in less technology-intensive fields such as education or business management. He said he is working with college faculty and staff to find a way to offer at least one bachelor's program for under $10,000, as requested by the governor. We are looking at dual-enrollment and scholarship programs, Handy added, as one way of achieving such a low-cost bachelor's program. He also said that such a program might be a course with class sizes larger than NWFSCs usual 20 to 30 students, such as the colleges management degree program. Handy also said he is considering the role of such things as scholarships and federal Pell grants in keeping costs low for students. He said some Pell grants can provide some students with up to $22,000 over a fouryear period. Also during the Nov. 27 meeting, Handy briefed the trustees on the nearly-complete renovation of Building K, the former student services building that will soon become the second of two buildings in the colleges new student services center. He said that the renovation is almost finished, and that an informal opening of the building is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 10, with some student services activities beginning within the building. The renovation of Building K is the second and final phase of the Student Services Center construction and renovation project that was funded at $25.5 million for the entire project. Building K will be renamed the Activities Center and house the colleges Academic Success Center, Student Activities, Student Government Association, and a bookstore and coffee shop, both operated by Barnes & Noble. The college will hold a grand opening ceremony and public open house Jan. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. The opening will showcase each of the three main aspects of the Activities Center, with tours and refreshments. Also during the meeting, Trustee Brian Pennington praised the college for the large building projects completed within the last several years, including the student services center, the colleges sports arena and emergency operations center, and others. He also praised his fellow trustees, saying Each of you took part in planning at least one of the new buildings. Dorms are next, Pennington said. Handy also commented on recent construction, saying that there has been some professional jealousy from other Florida colleges concerning NWFSCs buildings, programs, and our positioning within our service area. Trustee Dale Rice offered a word of caution, however, reminding his fellow trustees that, It is often harder to maintain facilities than to build them. Dont stop now. In the current national climate of economic uncertainty, Rice said there are challenges ahead for the college. Handy also briefed the trustees on the current status of the colleges response to the recent computer security breach that allowed some employee and student information to fall into unauthorized hands. A number of employees have reported identity theft as a result of the breach. Handy said that the breach apparently resulted from a vulnerability in an old server that is no longer in use by the college, and that the college is making improvements to its computer system to prevent future breaches. No students have been hit by the breach as far as is now known, Handy said, and most of the colleges expected $85,000 to $95,000 costs from dealing with the breach are likely to be covered by insurance. He said he is also hoping for some reimbursement from the State of Florida, which could keep the colleges own cost for dealing with the breach below $10,000. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-8 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 THEBAYBEACON U10 kickers are runners-upJean Floyd-KWR U10 Girls PAL soccer team was runner-up in PAL s end of the season Bay Area Awards Classic after a successful regular season. From left: front, Megan Hague, Emmy Brown, Olivia Jammer, Kylene Gross and Ellie Lawson; rear, Sarah Jack, Kerrstin Embry, Annakah Porter, Chloe Osborne, Soleil Reynoso, and Willa Urbanczyk. Coaches Jim Brown and Ed Jammer are not pictured. Photo by Martha LaGuardia-KotiteTennis winnersBluewater Bay Tennis Center pro Bryce Cunningham, center, with Men s Final Doubles players. From left, Andrei Vasilevske (Belarus) and Artem Sitak (New Zealand), were defeated by Ryan Thatcher (USA) and Jason Jung (USA) in the recent professional tennis tournament at the tennis center.Dont limit your decorating to your home this Christmas season. Decorate yourself with a fancy new hairstyle that will ring in 2013 with flair. Ron, Debbie and the rest of the Summit II staff will garnish your holiday with a new look that will turn heads and light up your life, all as part of their fervent hope that youll have the merriest Christmas ever. Then, when the calendar turns over, the new you will be ready for the fun, the hope and the compliments that are sure to come your way. The Summit II is a full service unisex hair salon catering to all ages and styles since 1977. For more than 33 years, owners Ron and Debbie Pettis have been on the leading edge of the everchanging hair fashion industry through continuing education in the latest styles and techniques. The Summit II in Hair keeps current on styling trends and presents these trends to all their clientele. In addition, the Summit II continues to provide consistent styling services to its loyal and established guests. With semi-private rooms, your stylist at Summit II can provide individualized and focused attention. From the moment you walk in the door there is a warm, personable home setting atmosphere. This environment lends itself the opportunity for clients to comfortably discuss their lifestyle and preferences and enable their stylist to provide the best possible look for them. The Summit II provides an array of hairstyling and color treatment services. The main color treatment featured at Summit II is The Redkin Chemistry System. Individually customized, this system revitalizes and renews hair in just one treatment. This revolutionary process is a conditioning treatment that is customized to every guest s individual hair type. It strengthens the hair from the inside out. For color modifications, the Summit II team offers a Redkin treatment that provides naturally looking coverage without drying your hair. Within a 35 minute process, your hair will be wellconditioned, shiny and with a natural looking vibrance from this Color Fusion Hair treatment. Another treatment combats the signs of aging hair. Those experiencing signs of chronological or hormonal aging can benefit from the Time Set Salon Service offered at Summit II. This system can improve your hair density, luster and overall manageability. Gentlemen clientele can also benefit from Summit II's Camo system. Specifically tailored for men, this brief 15 minute process will enable those fashion savvy clients to erase some of what the years have put on their appearance. This semi-permanent color treatment lasts for approximately four weeks so there's no longterm commitment. Whatever your desire, The Summit II in Hair can help you find the right hairstyle for you! Summit II is located on 101 East John Sims Parkway in Niceville on the corner of John Sims and Bayshore Drive. Our doors are open 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. We are closed Mondays and Sundays. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , D D e e c c e e m m b b e e r r 5 5 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Photo courtesy of Kim Baltz Ben Baltz with parade volunteers in front of the Marines float for Toys for Tots Dec. 1 at the Niceville-Valparaiso Christmas Parade. Ruckel Honor Band to perform at Troy The Ruckel Middle School Honor Band was one of two bands selected by recorded audition to perform at the 14th annual Southeastern United States Middle School Honor Band Clinic Dec. 7, at Troy University, Troy, Ala. Mid-Bay Rotary Club donates to Salvation ArmyLeft, Salvation Army Corps Officer Chris Welch receives a check for the Salvation Army from the Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club President Dave Underwood Nov. 14 for $250. The MidBay Bridge Rotary Club will ring the Salvation Army s bell this holiday season to collect donations for the organization Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., until Dec. 22, at the Winn-Dixie, 4512 Highway 20, Niceville.Christmas parade grand marshal to have surgeryBeacon photoRBCS performs playRocky Bayou Christian School s theatrical department performed its courtroom drama Twelve Angry Jurors Nov. 16 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Center. From left: Joseph Allen, Douglas Black, Ian Kampert, Trever Knie, and Shiloh Johns. 850-863-2153Fort Walton Destin NicevilleComprehensive Orthopaedic Care General Orthopaedics Total Joint Revision Sports Medicine General Podiatry Arthritis Prevention & Care Bone Density Scanning Complete Spine Care Total Joint Reconstruction Minimal Invasive Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery Full Body MRI Physical TherapyJason W. 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Ben is set to have surgery Dec. 6, at Shands at the University of Florida, to stunt the growth in his right limb. This will make it so as an adult his knees will be at the same level. Dr. Parker Gibbs will perform the procedure by drilling into Bens growth plate at the bottom of the femur to stop the growth. He should be back in school Dec. 10 and will be off his leg for six weeks after the surgery according to Bens father, JC Baltz. He will mostly use crutches to get around, but will have to be careful of falling. He might need to use a wheelchair at times, added JC. Bens fame has progressed quickly after the race with interviews at the Today Show in New York City, Womens World Magazine and ESPN. He was also chosen as the Niceville-Valparaiso Christmas Parades grand marshal this year and rode on the Marines float for Toys for Tots Dec. 1. Morgan picked up Ben after he fell during the running portion of the triathlon due to a loose screw in his prosthetic leg while Morgans fellow Marines ran alongside them as they finished the race. The crowd was overcome with emotion. I remembered leaving the race thinking I wish we got their last names to send them a thank you note, Bens mother, Kim Baltz, said. We had no idea this would happen. Kim kept waiting for Ben to finish the race and had no idea anything happened until the race announcer Please see SURGERY, page B-2PARENTS GRANDPARENTSDont let your college student miss the hometown news!and Please send coupon and payment to:The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. 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said a Marine was carrying the physically challenged boy to the finish line. She said she knew it had to be Ben. Bens journey has not been easy for the Baltz family since Ben was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his upper right tibia at the age of 6 on March 5, 2008. The doctors at Shands decided it was best to amputate Bens right leg for his quality of life at the knee after they removed all of the cancer in the bone. Bens leg had to be amputated on May 16, 2008. In October of the same year Ben was luckily able to finish chemotherapy and has had clear scans since the tumor was removed. He still receives regular six-month scans to detect any recurrence. Ben still manages to play soccer, baseball, swim, and bike in his free time. He uses his prosthetic leg to the fullest and has two different feet for it. One is made for running and one is a prosthetic foot that he can put a shoe on. He has a God-given athletic talent, JC said. He also said Ben is blessed to have this athletic ability. Ben doesnt like all the fame or attention he has received since the race, but enjoys the time he has been able to spend with the Marines who helped him that day. Hes a very inspiring kid, whether he wants to be or not, JC said. Thats his life now. SURGERYFrom page B-1Tricia Louise CurtisAug. 14, 1968-Nov. 5, 2012Tricia Louise Brown Curtis, 44, of Midlothian, Texas, ended her journey in life on Nov. 5, 2012 at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. There were so many things Tricia wanted to do and places she wanted to see, but for the last 11 years she fought a long hard battle with many things. The last battle, being the hardest, was six years dealing with Leukemia and other health complications. Now she is with her beloved son, Brent, and neither of them will suffer any more pain or sickness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Carol Brown of Niceville, Fla., and her only child, Brent Douglas Curtis of Midlothian, Texas. Tricia is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Joel Douglas Curtis, only brother, Tim Brown (wife, Becca, and nephews, Lawton and Carter), her Aunt Belle (Laura Belle Regans) and many family and friends from both sides of the family. Tricia never met a stranger throughout her life; she just loved life and everyone in it. Her favorite pastime was making all people happy and bringing laughter into their lives. Tricia is a 1986 Niceville High School graduate and received her AA Degree in business administration. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Leukemia Society in Tricias and Brents names. All friends and family are asked to attend a memorial service in her honor. The memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at AMVETS Post #78, 910 Valastics Blvd., Valparaiso. Fellowship and food will immediately follow the service. Tricia Louise Curtis 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. 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. 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. Salvation Army fundraiser The Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club will ring the Salvation Armys bell to collect donations for the organization Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., until Dec. 22., at the Winn-Dixie, 4512 Highway 20, Niceville. State Road 85 delays Crews from Anderson Columbia will resume paving operations on State Road 85 in Okaloosa County from the Walton County line to Bill Lundy Road until Thursday Dec. 6, 6 p.m.-6 a.m. Workers will begin paving the southbound lanes. Motorists can expect temporary delays, as the roadway will be restricted to one lane within the work area. This operation should take approximately two weeks to complete. Donate blood Northwest Florida Blood Services will host a blood drive on Dec. 7, 8 a.m.-noon, General Dynamics, 115 Hart St., Niceville, 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. Audubon bird presentation Local ornithologist, Alan Knothe, will present a free Identification of Less Common Birds Seen in the Christmas Bird Count, at the Audubon Societys Dec. 6 meeting, 7 p.m., room 132 of the new Student Services Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Refreshments and socializing will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in birds. Contact Walt Spence 582-7064. Early release movie day The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite families to attend its monthly Early Release Movie Day Dec. 6, 1:30 p.m., 459 Valparaiso Parkway, Valparaiso. They will be showing Paranorman. Snacks and drinks will also be served. Lewis book fair The Lewis School Media Center is hosting a Scholastic book fair until Dec. 7 during school hours at the school, 281 Mississippi Ave., Valparaiso. Students can shop during the school day and parents are invited to join them. Elementary students will visit with their teachers and middle school students will visit during their language arts class. Sign in at the front office. NHS golf tourney The Niceville High School Baseball Boosters will host their 10th Annual Golf Tournament Friday, Dec. 7, at the Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club, 465 Regatta Bay Blvd., Destin. The format is a four-person scramble with the top two teams in each flight receiving prizes. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a noon shotgun start. Complimentary food and beverage will be available. The cost is $350 for a four-person team. Contact Walt Irvine at wirvine@cox.net. The registration form is available at www.nicevillebaseball.com. College honors recital Northwest Florida State College Performing Arts Division will perform its Honors Recital Dec. 7, 3 p.m., in the Tyler Recital Hall of the music wing, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The recital is free and open to the public. NWFSC Fine Arts faculty votes participants. For information contact the NWFSC Fine Arts Office at 7295382. NHS Singers concert St. Pauls Arts Council will host a free concert featuring the Niceville High School Singers Dec. 7, 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1407 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Freewill donations to the NHS Choir program will be accepted. A reception in the Gathering Room will follow the concert. Singing Tree First Baptist Church of Niceville presents its 27th Singing Christmas Tree concert, The Hope of Christmas, Dec. 7-8, 7 p.m. and Dec. 9, 3 p.m., at 622 Bayshore Drive, Niceville. The event will now take place every other year. Tickets are available at the churchs office or by mail for a $1 donation per ticket. Include your first and second choice of presentation, ticket money and a self-addressed stamped envelope when ordering by mail. Contact 6784621. Tennis campaign fundraiser The Niceville High School and Ruckel Middle School tennis teams will host a Kids Night Out Dec. 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Ruckel Middle School gymnasium, Niceville. There will be food, crafts, a movie and games supervised by the tennis team parents. All proceeds will benefit the Tennis Court Capital Campaign. The cost is $25 for one child and $20 for each additional sibling. Children must be enrolled in an Okaloosa County school. Contact Mary Zargari at 2186954. Rocky Bayou concerts The beginning and Jr. Knights will perform its Christmas concert Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., at Wright Baptist Church, 795 Beal Parkway Northwest, Fort Walton Beach. The RBSC High School band and Chamber Choir will perform its Christmas concert Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m., at the Rocky Bayou Baptist Church, 2401 Partin Drive N, Niceville. Yule of Yesteryear The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will present the Yule of Yesteryear, a traditional holiday celebration, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A Victorian Tea will be at 1:30 p.m., as well as Christmas shopping with craft vendors, Christmas choirs, food vendors, crafts for kids, and pictures with Santa. To purchase a craft vendor space contact Gina Marini 678-2615. Junior Orchestra concert The JuniorOrchestra of Northwest Florida State College will perform a concert Dec. 8, 11 a.m., in the Tyler Recital Hall at NWFSC, Niceville. The orchestra is a string ensemble, grades 4-8, from Okaloosa and Walton counties. The group is a stepping-stone to the more advanced Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra. NWFSC spring play auditions Northwest Florida State College will host open auditions for its spring production A Midsummer Nights Dream, Dec. 8, 2 p.m., in the Sprint theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville Campus. Auditions are open to NWFSC students or community members age 16 and older. The college requires 19 people, six of them men, for the play. Its required to perform a 10-line monologue from a Shakespeare comedy for the audition. Contact Clint Mahle, 729-6007 or mahlej@nwfsc.edu. KidzTown Christmas musical Niceville Assembly of God KidzTown ministries will perform its free Christmas musical, Arrest These Merry Gentlemen Dec. 9, 9 and 10:45 a.m., Niceville Assembly of God, 108 Highway 85 N. Contact 678-2531. Sharing and Caring Sharing and Caring of Niceville will host an open house Dec. 9, 2-4 p.m., 104 Bullock Blvd., to thank the community for all its support and celebrate its expansion, which includes more rooms. There will also be snacks and drinks served. Youth Orchestra concert Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform its free 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDARPage B-2 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Photo by Jeff Gammons Holiday Pops concertNorthwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Chorale and the Belle Voci women s vocal ensemble will perform their annual Holiday Pops concert Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Celebrate the holiday season with performances of light classics, pops selections and the ever popular carol sing-alongs. Tickets are $22.50 for adults, $16 for Active Duty Military and children 18 and under. NWFSC students may obtain one free admission per ID, in person, from the box office. Purchase tickets at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org, 729-6000 or in person at the box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Please see CALENDAR, page B-3Obituary First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm St. Paul Lutheran & PreschoolSunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. Wednesday Advent 7:00 p.m. Gods work. Our hands.1407 John Sims Pkwy E. 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Third placeNiceville Cash and Carry. Club/Non-profit/Church Adult First placeHeritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Second placeLiving Faith Christian Center. Third placeChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Club/Non-profit/Church Youth First placeBrownie Troop 131. Second placeCub Scout Pack 553 and Boy Scout Troop 553. Third placeEglin Girl Scout Troop 672. Best Marching/Performing Unit First placeTwinkling Twirlers Second placeAll-Star Twirlers Third placeEdge Elementary Choir Photo by Kim Baltz Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Morgan carries Ben Baltz across the finish line with the support of his fellow Marines at the Sea Turtle Tri kids triathlon Oct. 7, Pensacola Beach. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACONpublic Winter Concert Dec. 9, 3 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center mainstage, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The NFSYO is a full orchestra comprised of more than 50 talented musicians grades 412, from Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties. Liz Aylor conducts the group. For more information contact 7295382 or Liz Aylor at 651-4308. Donations to support the youth program are welcomed. Ruckel chorus concert The Ruckel Middle School Chorus will perform its Winter Concert Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Niceville, 622 Bayshore Drive. Cirque Chinois Direct from Beijing, the National Circus of the Peoples Republic of China presents Cirque Chinois Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Centers mainstage, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The circus will feature acts, such as the Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion, and more. Tickets are $35 each or receive a discount of $5 off per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Group sales are made by phone or in-person only. Purchase tickets at the box office, 729-6000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. Library Christmas party The Friends of the Niceville Public Library and staff will host a patron appreciation party Dec. 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the library, 206 Partin Drive N, Niceville. There will be finger foods, goodies and punch. Daughters society meeting Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Dec. 13, 10 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 134 Beal Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach. The guest speaker will be Deputy Sheriff Henry from the Sheriffs Explorer Youth Group. The group is open to all women who are lineally descended from a Revolutionary War Patriot. Contact 796-0783. Collegiate info sessions NWFSC Collegiate High School will host information sessions Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m., room 132 of the Student Services Center, Niceville, and Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m., Crestview Public Library, 1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview. The sessions include an overview of the schools program, application process and testimonials from current students, as well as the opportunity to meet school personnel and ask questions. The priority application period to apply to the school runs Feb. 1-28. Holiday jazz Peter White, a jazz guitarist, along with Kirk Whalym and Mindi Abair, will perform A Peter White Christmas Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center mainstage, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. There will be an arrangement of holiday jazz favorites performed. Tickets are $40 and reserved seating close to the stage are $80. Contact 729-6000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org to purchase tickets. Les Misrables auditions Northwest Florida State College will host open auditions for its 2013 summer musical Les Misrables Dec. 15, 10 a.m., on the mainstage of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and call backs will be at 2 p.m. Auditions are for lead adult roles and ensemble cast and auditions for two critical childrens roles will be early next year. Those auditioning should prepare On my Own (female) and Bring Him Home (male) with two additional selections for call-backs to be announced. All leads will be placed into a college vocal class starting in January. Rehearsals will begin in late April. Tickets will be on sale starting Feb. 1, 2013. For information on auditions, contact the college at 729-5382. CALENDARFrom page B-2 For Rent: Horse facility in Seminole. 3 horses, three paddocks, 2 barns. $300/month. 850-598-1415 The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant to the Executive Director. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 THEBAYBEACON KidzTown sings for residentsNiceville Assembly s KidzTown Ministries entertained the residents of Bee Hive Homes and the Manor in Bluewater Bay on Nov. 3 with songs from their upcoming Christmas musical, Arrest These Merry Gentlemen. The free and open to the public musical will take place Dec. 9, at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., at Niceville Assembly of God. NHS selected for All-State ChorusNineteen Niceville High School students were selected to perform in All-State Chorus clinics and concerts Jan. 9-12, at the Florida Music Educators Association s All-State conference, Tampa. From left, front row: Arin Walker, Angela Marco, Ashley Vega, Hannah Andrews, Ronette Kortbein, Taylor Nelson, Madeline Kirkpatrick, Katie Pickler, Mari Burdge, Leslie Richardson, back row: Jacob LyteHaven, Zach Pecore, Luis Melecio-Zombrano, Ben Huston, Sam Fletcher, Jordan Stein, Jonathan Horvath, Austin Galloway and Daniel Schlegal.Yule of Yesteryear10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, Perrine Park, Old Valparaiso10 a.m.-4 p.m.....Walton Guard re-enactment Christmas 1861 10 a.m.-4 p.m.....Heritage craft demonstrations 10 a.m.-4 p.m.....Children ornament making 10 a.m.-4 p.m.....Holiday bake sale 10 a.m.................Walton Guard firing and drill demonstration 10:15 a.m............Terrie D Native Flute Player 11 a.m.-1 p.m.....Santa Claus visits 11:30 a.m............Terrie D Native Flute Player 12:30-1:30 p.m...NWFSC Madrigal Singers in Perrine Park 1:30 p.m..............Holiday Victorian Tea with Walton Guard 1:45 p.m..............Terrie D Native Flute Player 3:45 p.m..............Walton Guard firing and drill demonstration 4 p.m...................Trinity Presbyterian Church Choir 5 p.m...................Christmas Tree Lighting in Perrine Park followed by fellowship and caroling HometownChristmasin Valparaiso The Junior Varsity Ruckel Middle School Academic team placed second in the Middle School Academic Tournament Oct. 27, at Davidson Middle School, Crestview. The sixthgrade team finishers, coached by Sonja Love, are: Chloe Kokenes, Randy Tyson, Matthew Murphey, Seth Watts, Macray Simmers and Will Murray. *** Christy Allen was selected as the female nominee for the Rocky Bayou Christian Academy 2012-13 All Sports Association Scholastic Award and will be honored at the schools All Sports Banquet Feb. 8. *** Drew Kirkpatrick was selected as the male nominee for the Rocky Bayou Christian Academy 2012-13 All Sports Association Scholastic Award and will be honored at the schools All Sports Banquet Feb. 8. *** Rachel Mosley Rocky Bayou Christian Academy senior, was selected as the 2012-13 Taylor Haugen Trophy nominee and will be honored at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast Feb. 8. She was also selected to participate in the 2012 Pensacola Sports Association High School All-Star Volleyball game Nov. 20 at the University of West Florida. *** Jacob Holcomb Rocky Bayou Christian Academy senior, was selected as one of three defensive ends to play for the East Team in the Pensacola Sports Association High School All-Star football game Dec. 14, at Pace High School. *** Julia Polk of Niceville, mathematics professor at Northwest Florida State College, has retired after serving the college for 31 years, since 1981. She was a lead organizer for the colleges annual High School Math Bowl for 25 years and expanded the popular event to include schools from Tallahassee to Pensacola. Polk also worked as the colleges dual enrollment coordinator, helped establish a Faculty Assembly and served on the steering committee, and served on numerous college committees including College Wide Council. 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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville Police Department has bolstered its vehicle fleet, adding three new SUVs Nov. 28. According to Lt. Randy Sallee, the 2013 Ford Police Interceptors were approved for purchase by the department in October, arrived Nov. 28 and were taken to Accent Signs for striping Nov. 28-29. Two of the vehicles have been marked with the Niceville Police By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Florida Department of Transportation announced it will begin construction to replace the bridge that carries John Sims Parkway over Toms Bayou, Valparaiso, in 2018. The plan, which contains additions to the Toms Bayou bridge plan announced in last year's work program, allots over $13 million to preliminary engineering, right of way and construction for the bridge in the next five fiscal years. 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, December 5, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Friday, 7 p.m. Catch the Niceville High School Singers performing at St. Paul’s Arts Council’s free concert at St. Paul Lutheran Church Niceville. Friday, 7 p.m. Don’t miss the biannual “Singing Christmas Tree” concert at First Baptist Church of Niceville. Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy a “Kids Night Out” with food, crafts and games for $25 and $20 for each additional sibling, at the Ruckel Middle School gym Niceville. Sunday, 9 and 10:45 a.m. KidzTown ministries will perform a free Christmas musical “Arrest These Merry Gentlemen” at the Niceville Assembly of God. Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Visit Sharing and Caring’s open house to celebrate its expansion and thank the community for its support at Sharing and Caring Niceville. See Calendar, B-2. COMING UP Please see BRIDGE, page A-4 Please see NWFSC, page A-7 Please see TRAILERS, page A-2 Please see POLICE, page A-4 Police BlotterPage A-6NWFSC chief backs bid by Scott to rein in college costsBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Northwest Florida State College is ready to join Gov. Rick Scott's push to cut college costs for Florida students, said NWFSC President Ty Handy. During a meeting in Niceville last week, Handy briefed college trustees on what he called a challenge recently issued to Florida colleges by Scott, who has made no secret of his displeasure with the high cost of a public university education. The governor, said Handy, wants state colleges Ministorage would replace 14 house trailersBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville Planning Commission Monday approved a request by HP Rental Properties to rezone its land on Madison Street, between Crestview and Hickory avenues, from R-3 (multiple family) to C-2 (general commercial) with a special exception to allow ministorage units. Michael Phillips, co-owner of HP Rental Properties, said the land in question, one acre, currently is the site of 14 house trailers, which he owns and rents out. He plans to remove all the trailers to make way for ministorage, which he said would be a more profitable and safe use of the land. "I think having ministorage would be a better source of income," Phillips said. "With trailers, it's tough to keep the turnover rate down." Phillips said ministorage would also be quieter.Niceville buys 3 police SUVsToms Bayou bridge set for replacementDOT says construction will begin in 2018 Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser The C.W. Ruckel Middle School Band marched and played Christmas standards during the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Community Christmas Parade on Johns Sims Parkway, Niceville, Dec. 1. Hundreds of people lined the route to observe the festivities and receive beads and candy from parade participants. Santa Claus, riding a ladder fire engine of the North Bay Fire District, brought up the rear. List of trophies, Page B-2. Brig. Gen. David Harris briefed Rotary Club members about activities on Eglin Air Force Base, and the base s impact on the local economy. Beacon photo by Mike GriffithJolly good showThe Toms Bayou bridge, Valparaiso, will be replaced, with construction beginning in the fiscal year ending 2018, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Niceville Police Chief David Popwell (right) and Lt. Randy Sallee with two of three new Ford Police Interceptor SUVs outside th e Niceville Police Department Dec. 3. The vehicles cost about $32,000 each. Ty Handy By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Air Force Brig. Gen. David Harris, commander of the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, told Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club members Thursday that despite recent organizational changes, his unit’s mission remains essentially unchanged. The 96th Test Wing, he said, tests and evaluates new weapons systems and combat support equipment for the Air Force, and also manages the maintenance and support of Eglin Air Force Base itself, to include 724 square miles of land area, 123,000 square miles of water test range in the Gulf of Mexico, and 134,000 square miles of air Please see GENERAL, page A-3Eglin general: Base’s mission hasn’t changed

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Also Monday, the planning commission approved two final requests by Valparaiso realty for new subdivision developments. The first approved was a planned 45-lot subdivision on Forest Road on land currently occupied by Rocky Bayou Stables. Although no building permits have been applied for, a spokesman for Valparaiso Realty said the subdivision would be developed by Huff Homes. The second Valparaiso Realty subdivision approved was a 17lot proposed development on Bayshore Drive. A map submitted for approval by Valparaiso Realty indicates nine of the 17 lots will be waterfront property bordering Shirk's Bayou. Both Valparaiso Realty requests were approved 6-0, with planning commission member Judy Byrne Riley, a member of the family that owns Valparaiso Realty, choosing to abstain from both votes. She afterward expressed concern about overdevelopment in the Bayshore Drive area. Planning Commission Chairman Tony Namlick wanted to ensure the Bayshore development would be properly drained. "I don't want another Dana Point thing," Namlick said. "Where everything on the property is approved and looks good, and then every time we get two inches of rain the people get two inches of water in their front lawn." A Valparaiso Realty representative said the entire property was at least one foot above base flood elevation, and that holes for stormwater drainage had already been drilled. The planning commission also approved a request from the Okaloosa County School District and Niceville High School to rezone the land immediately surrounding the high school's billboard on John Sims Parkway. School district Facilities Director Bill Smith said the issue arose when a Florida Department of Transportation employee noticed the longstanding billboard has a logo from Coastal Bank and Trust, which the FDOT defines as offsite commercial advertising. Because the billboard is within 660 feet of a state right of way, Smith said, the FDOT is allowed to require that the billboard get a state permit. In order to do that, the land must be rezoned from R-1A (residential single family) to RNC (residential, neighborhood and commercial). Smith said the FDOT official who informed him of the issue has stated that once the rezoning has been resolved, the permit will be approved. Smith said bank-sponsored school signage has been on that spot since 1971 without issue. He said the location was occupied by two Coastal Bank-sponsored billboards, which were knocked down by Hurricane Opal in 1994. Smith said the Federal Emergency Management Agency paid for the replacement sign which stands now. All recommendations by the planning commission are subject to final action by the city council. TRAILERSFrom page A-1 Lewis students selected for All-County Honor BandNineteen Lewis School students were selected to perform in the Okaloosa All-County Honor Band Concert Feb. 1, 7 p.m., at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Pictured from left: front row, clarinets: No. 1 in county Tacy Coln, No. 2 in county Noah Shaw, Jasmine Richardson, Grayson Kramer, Hannah Roos, McKenzie Bentley; flutes: Alexis Mooneyham, Melinda Dennis, Faith Fry, Jadyn Richardson. Back row, sax: Jessica Jones; bass clarinet: Haley Pratt; trumpets: Jonathan Mclain, Bella Devoid; French horn: Zachary Krouse; trombone: Jeffrey Rhodes; percussion No. 2 in county, Garrett Oden ; tubas: Justin Haymond, No. 1 in county Andrew Coln. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser A 14-trailer park on Madison Street, Niceville, owned by HP Rental Properties, was approved by the Niceville Planning Commission to be rezoned to C-2 (general commercial) with an exception to allow ministorage. 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Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field. “I say go for it.” “I like to see it, but I realize that others disagree, so if they re going to display one thing, they should display them all.” “I completely agree with the right to do so. It should be viewed as a celebration of all religions rather than as segregating anyone. It should be seen as something to bring us together, not separate us.” space. The land area of the base, Harris said, is about three-quarters the size of Rhode Island, the nation’s smallest state. The 96th Test Wing is the largest wing in the Air Force, the general said, with 9,800 military personnel at Eglin and at 17 other operating locations, and a base daytime population of about 23,000 people, including active duty military members of all services, civilian employees and contractors, and military family members. Currently, he said, the wing is operating over 700 test programs for various weapons and equipment items. “The good times are back,” Harris said, with respect to the social and economic impact of his wing and Eglin Air Force Base on local civilian communities. He said that the arrival and activation of the Army 7th Special Forces Group and the new F-35 training mission of the 33rd Fighter Wing have brought new people and activities to the base. The expansion, he told Rotarians at a meeting in Niceville, follows a temporary reduction in activity at the base from 2007 through 2010, when the 33rd Fighter Wing was transitioning from being a rapiddeployment combat force to a training unit for F-35 pilots and maintainers from the Air Force, Navy and Marines, as well as from many allied countries that also are adding the world’s newest and most advanced warplane to their arsenals. Despite the recent reorganization of the Air Force Materiel Command, said Harris, Eglin remains an important part of the Air Force’s weapon development, test and evaluation system, as indicated by recent and ongoing new construction on base. At Eglin Air Force Base, there are currently eight military construction projects underway, with costs ranging from a low of $8 million to a high of $64 million. Eglin plays a vital role in developing new systems that have dramatically changed the way America fights wars, said the general. For example, he said, during World War II, it took thousands of B-17 bombers, with 10 crewmen each, to attack weapons factories in Germany. The aircrews suffered heavy losses, caused enormous collateral damage and deaths among German civilians, and often failed to hit their targets accurately despite such massive air raids. Today, he said, such a target could be reliably destroyed by a single aircraft operated by one pilot, or even by an unmanned drone. The technology to make such advances in the art of air warfare has been developed and tested at Eglin, and the general said he expects that to continue. Harris also expressed pride in how well his airmen are doing their jobs. He said a recent series of inspections and evaluations of Eglin and its eight groups, 32 squadrons, and seven tenant units of all services, has consistently produced ratings of “Excellent’ or “Outstanding.” The general was somewhat less upbeat, however, when asked about the possible impact of “sequestration,” the drastic automatic cuts in military budgets that may occur early in 2013 if the White House and Congress do not reach agreements on spending and taxation by the end of this year. The worst thing about such cuts if they occur, he said, is that unlike previous budget cuts the Air Force has endured, “These will not be targeted” or planned according to improving the efficiency of the military. Sequestration cuts, said Harris, will be made for purely political reasons rather than for military cost-effectiveness. “They will simply cut about 9.2 percent from every account,” the general said, regardless of the impact on national security. Although the pay of military personnel will be protected from the cuts, he said, such protection must produce deeper cuts to other parts of the military budget. “It’s a meat-ax approach,” Harris said, “with no intelligent thinking behind it.” Nevertheless, Harris added, it is the duty of all military personnel to follow the orders of the nation’s elected officials, and to make the best of any situation. He also said that he understands the importance of reducing the nation’s debt. “Sixteen trillion dollars of debt is our most serious national security problem.” What bothers him about the sequestration cuts currently pending, he said, is that “there is no plan. It is a thoughtless process.” GENERALFrom page A-1 Brig. Gen. David Harris Highway closuresHighways 85, 123 and 285 on the Eglin Reservation will be closed briefly Dec. 11, 12 and 13 for a series of military missions. The closure is scheduled to occur between 9 a.m. and noon, and should last no longer than 60 minutes. The closures will occur only when absolutely required for safety and drivers should plan accordingly, according to the Eglin Air Force Base Public Affairs Office.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-4 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 THEBAYBEACONThe 58-year-old bridgecarries thousands of vehicles a day, including most traffic to and from the East Gate of Eglin Air Force Base. The DOT said it had not decided whether traffic would be detoured during construction. The new bridge will be four lanes wide, as is the current one. The DOT will spend $1.3 million on preliminary engineering for the project in the 2014 fiscal year. According to DOT spokesman Ian Satter, this engineering includes basic bridge design work. The plan allots $279,000 to development for right of way for the bridge. Satter said these costs are relatively small for this particular project, partly because no new land will need to be purchased to establish right of way for the bridge. The DOT has allotted $11.7 million to construction of the bridge in 2018. Satter said construction will start in the 2018 fiscal year but an end date for the project will not be determined until the agency chooses a contractor for the project. Satter said the DOT inspects its bridges every year, and that last year the bridge over Toms Bayou was deemed in need of replacement. "Bridges have life spans, just like anything else," Satter said. "When a bridge is built, the constructors make an estimation about the bridge's life span, and once that time rolls around, we start looking at replacing it." According to the National Bridge Inventory database, compiled by the Federal Highway Administration, the 684-foot span was built with two lanes in 1954. In 1962, a second two-lane span was added. Satter said John Sims Parkway at Lincoln Avenue, about a halfmile north of the bridge, carries an average of 18,200 vehicles a day. In 2011, the National Bridge Inventory database listed the bridge as "functionally obsolete." Satter said the bridge is safe to use, but that it does not meet today's standards. "Functionally obsolete doesn't mean the bridge is falling apart," Satter said. "It just means the design of the bridge doesn't match our specifications or meet the current design standards for bridges." As part of last year's DOT fiveyear work program, the department allotted $553,000 for rehabilitation to the bridge in the fiscal year ending 2013, which Satter said included addition of "rip rap," or rocks placed at the base of the bridge's support beams to prevent erosion, and epoxy injections to the support beams for sealant. Satter said the DOT has yet to determine whether the bridge will remain a thoroughfare during replacement, or whether detours or a temporary bridge will be set up. BRIDGEFrom page A-1Department seal and will be used as pursuit vehicles. The third, unmarked, will be used in investigations. The Police Interceptor, which gets 18 miles per gallon, is a model designed specifically for use by police departments, with cages and radio equipment built in. Sallee estimated the vehicles cost about $32,000 each. "An SUV gives us more room, so we can carry more things even when there are people in the back seat," Sallee said. "The back seat is also caged off from the front and back, so it protects us up front, but it also prevents the suspects from crawling into the back." The police department also has three older Ford SUVs, two marked 2008 Explorers and an unmarked 2002 Expedition. The department's fleet also consists of 14 Ford Crown Victoria cars. Ford ceased production of the "Crown Vic," long a favorite police model, earlier this year. The Police Interceptor is manufactured in SUV and car models. Sallee said that after consulting Police Chief David Popwell, he decided to add more SUVs to the fleet. Sallee said he hopes the department continues purchasing SUVs as it replaces vehicles in the future. He believes they are a more effective purchase. "You get more for your money with an SUV," Sallee said. "You've got more room up front for computers and things, and more room in the back for storage." Sallee said the Police Interceptors sometimes come equipped with bulletproof doors, but that the nature to the Niceville community doesn't require them. Sallee said the Niceville Police Department typically phases out patrol vehicles once they reach 120,000-150,000 miles. He said it usually takes from eight to 10 years for a car to reach that mileage, depending on whether one or two officers are assigned to it. The City of Niceville recently sold nine Niceville police cars at a public auction Nov. 27, ranging in age from a 1995 Ford Crown Victoria to a 2004 Ford Crown Victoria. The police department also acquired four Air Force surplus Honda four-wheel all-terrain vehicles for $150 each. The camouflage ATVs will be painted white and used for security at events such as the Mullet Festival and Christmas parade. POLICEFrom page A-1 EMERALD COAST CONCERT ASSOCIATIONproudly presentsSaturday, December 15 • 7:30 p.m. Fort Walton Beach Civic AuditoriumAdult: $22 • Under 18: $10(At door: $25.00/ $10.00)TICKET OUTLETS: P.S. Gifts FWB; Connect With Flowers Shalimar; Kitchenique Destin; Artful Things Niceville; or call ECCA at 362-9356 Rocky Mountain High JOHN DENVER TRIBUTEStarringTED VIGIL ONE NIGHTONLY! NICEVILLE HEARING CENTER Twin Cities Medical Plaza 1001 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.com Grant 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 • Moh’s Micrographic Surgery • General Dermatology Evaluations • Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation • Laser Treatments, Pellev • Chemical Facial Peels www.DermSurgCtr.com (850) 897-75464566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101 NICEVILLE Dr. Scott Beals, D.O. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, December 5, 2012 Page A-5 By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida and Trinity Presbyterian Church will host the Yule of Yesteryear Dec. 8, 10 a.m.5 p.m., at Perrine Park, across from the museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The event, also sponsored by the cities of Niceville and Valparaiso, will celebrate Florida’s history by transforming the park back to the old days, when people made their own crafts and clothes. The Northwest Florida State College Madrigal Singers will perform a special “Victorian Christmas” performance in the park for free at 12:30 p.m. The 26voice mixed ensemble of scholarship vocalists, under the direction of Allison Everitt, will be dressed in traditional Victorian clothes and sing a selection of songs. Explore the historical museum for free from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and learn the history of Okaloosa and Walton counties. There will be traditional craft demonstrations, ornament making and a place where parents can take pictures of their children with Santa Claus. Food vendors will sell BBQ plates, funnel cakes and corndogs. Enjoy the annual home-made bake sale while shopping for unique gifts and Christmas items from craft vendors and the museum’s gift shop. Items for sale are all hand-crafted including wooden flutes, scarves, jewelry, honey and Christmas ornaments. The Walton Guard will re-enact a Civil War Christmas campsite. The guard will display period toys and handwork and provide a firing and drill demonstration at 10 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. with a discussion of firing and loading during the day within the camp. Experience the Holiday Victorian Tea at 1:30 p.m. while learning about Victorian costume, etiquette, and holiday traditions. There will be special guest presentations from members of the Walton Guard. For the tea pre-registration is required and costs $12, or $8 for museum members. After the museum closes at 4 p.m. the Trinity Presbyterian Church Choir will perform and the Christmas tree will be lit in Perrine Park. The Walton Guard will pitch its camp again this year and provide firing and drill demonstrations Dec. 8 in Perrine Park, Valpar aiso.Yule of Yesteryear set for Saturday Four students chosen for All-State BandFour Niceville High School students were selected for Florida Bandmasters Association All-State Band. From left, with grades: Mikayla Timm, 11, flute, All State Symphonic Band; Kaitlynn Byrd, 12, flute, All State Symphonic Orchestra Winds; Jaqueline Wallace, 9, B Flat contrabass clarinet, All-State Concert Band; Marshall Mosley, 11, B Flat clarinet, All State Symphonic Band. Science centerreceives grant from BoeingThe Emerald Coast Science Center received a $3,500 grant from the Boeing Employee Community Fund in October for its FCAT Enrichment outreach program. The funds were recently used to purchase new equipment that allows Okaloosa elementary and middle school students to gather data in real time. Pictured from left: Paul Atcherson, Mary Foster, Paul Willey, Jamie LaFollette, Linda Haagen, Chris Hunter, Mike Shaw, Mike Estes and Susan Ault-Davis. See schedule, page B-4 2012 2012 20%OPEN HOUSEWEDNESDAY, DEC. 12  4PM-7PMFREEgift wrapping on all purchases FREEjewelry cleaning FREE Refreshments & Door Prizes 1/2 Price Watch BatteriesSale will extend thru Dec. 24, offering 15% OFFany one item but come in during the Open House for the best Deal!ANY ONE ITEMOFFAcross from the Niceville Garden Center in Parkway East Shopping Center1129 John Sims Pkwy. | (850) 279-3113 EmeraldCoastNursery A Unique Shopping Experience 100 s of items to choose from... Hurry in for the best selection1405 S. PALM BLVD.  NICEVILLE, FL 32578  (850) 897-0111OPEN: Mon. Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Beverly from Safari Legends, Houston, presents custom Christmas Wreaths, Table Centerpieces, Jewelry, Artwork and much, much more!and our JOHN SIMS PKWY. HWY. 20 VALPARAISO BLVD.PALM BLVD. Palm Plaza Tom Thumb Emerald Coast Nursery ComevisitusforChristmasspecialsOPENHOUSE:Sat.,Dec.8

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ArrestsKeith Jojo Jackson, 19, of 409 Nathey St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police on charges of retail theft shoplifting and resisting a officer without violence. On Oct. 8, Jackson allegedly left the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway with DVDs he had not paid for and fled on foot when approached by a police officer. *** Jeremy John Wahl, a tile installer, 37, of 79 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Nov. 27 on a Cumberland County, N.C., warrant for an original charge of sex offense. Wahl's required court date is scheduled Jan. 29, 2013. *** Michael William Reeder, retired, 59, of 255 Edge Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Nov. 24 on a charge of battery touch or strike. Reeder's required court date is scheduled Dec. 11. *** Kevin Alan Rogers, a renovations worker, 43, at large, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Nov. 26 on charges of driving with a suspended license and failure to have motor vehicle liability insurance. The arresting officer pulled Rogers over in the parking lot of 187 S.R. 20 because Rogers allegedly was driving at dusk with no headlights and no brake lights. *** Dennis E. Jack, an Air Force Lt. Col., 42, of 4008 Sugarcane Creek Run, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 2 on charges of four counts of child abuse and three counts of obstructing justice. Jack's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 15. DUI arrestsAlfred Lewis Schubert III, a restaurant worker, 22, whose addresses were listed as 35 Newcastle Court, Niceville, and 707 Howell Road, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI on S.R. 20 at Armstrong Avenue Nov. 22 at 3:08 a.m. Schubert was also cited for speeding. Schubert's required court appearance is scheduled Dec. 11. TheftsA Niceville resident from the 1100 block of 27th Street reported Nov. 21 someone stole her trash can. *** A 24-year-old man reported his wallet, containing no money, was stolen at the Exxon gas station on S.R. 20 Nov. 22. The man said the wallet was taken after he left it on top of his car and walked inside to talk to the gas station cashier. *** A Niceville resident from the 300 block of Bullock Boulevard reported an unknown person stole the license plate from her 2000 Ford Ranger truck sometime Nov. 20-23. OtherA Niceville resident from the first block of Matt Boulevard reported his neighbor's dog bit him while he was watching the animal for his neighbor. The man required five stitches to close a wound on his right hand, and one stitch to close a wound on his left hand at Twin Cities Hospital. The dog was taken away by PAWS animal control. *** A Niceville resident from the 1200 block of Oakmont Drive reported Nov. 23 someone had trespassed on his property. Responding sheriff's deputies found no one on the property upon inspection but did find a pill bottle containing .01 grams of marijuana, which they collected as evidence to be destroyed. No charges were made. *** Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Sulin Schafer received a call from Eglin Range Patrol regarding an illegal deer that had been taken by a hunter. When Officer Schafer responded, she observed the deer did not have the three antler points on one side that is required in that area of Eglin. The hunter was issued a notice to appear for the violation and the deer was seized and donated to an approved charitable organization. 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. NICEVILLE’S #1 SALES OFFICE SINCE 2005Crestview, Bluewater Bay, Niceville, Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, Mary Esther, Navarre, Gulf BreezeSPECIALIZEDAREAS IN: Wilson Minger Agency, Inc. (850) 678-5161 1-800-369-2403www.century21wilsonminger.com 150 Jefferson Street.....MLS# 586746....$237,000 2423 Roberts Drive.......MLS#587408.....$239,900 352 Antiqua Way.........MLS#587447.....$314,900 227 Gracie Lane..........MLS#578502.....$349,000 903 Fallin Branch Ct.....MLS#587306.....$369,000 763 Woods Drive..........MLS#586852.....$374,900 4243 Otterlake Cove...MLS#583868.....$379,000 139 Menzel Street........MLS#587471.....$380,000Come pick an Angel off the Angel TreeSALES@C21MINGER.COM ADOPTANANGEL NicevilleINSURANCEAGENCY www.nicevilleinsurance.com P r o t e c t i n g Y o u r B u s i n e s s . Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. You can count on us. Safe. Sound. Secure. NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 26, 2012 through December 02, 2012. 1 Structure Fire21 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire5 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 1 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME 23rd Street.........................................Medical............................11/26/12..................04:14 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical............................1126/12...................12:52 E. John Sims Pkwy...........................Vehicle Crash..................11/26/12..................13:57 E. John Sims Pkwy...........................Vehicle Crash..................11/26/12..................17:03 E. John Sims Pkwy...........................Vehicle Crash..................11/26/12..................17:35 E. John Sims Pkwy...........................Medical............................11/26/12..................19:06 28th Street.........................................Medical............................11/26/12..................20:18 23rd Street.........................................Medical............................11/27/12..................01:42 27th Street.........................................Medical............................11/27/12..................11:59 E. John Sims Pkwy...........................Vehicle Crash..................11/27/12..................15:50 28th Street.........................................Medical............................11/28/12..................02:08 Everglade Drive.................................Medical............................11/28/12..................12:51 Roberts Drive.....................................Medical............................11/28/12..................21:21 Rue De Palms...................................Electrical Problem...........11/28/12..................21:41 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical............................11/29/12..................01:27 Fairway Drive.....................................Medical............................11/29/12..................07:38 Darlington Oak Dr..............................Cancelled........................11/29/12..................19:40 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical............................11/29/12..................19:45 Davis Drive........................................Medical............................11/29/12..................20:01 Roberts Drive.....................................Service Call.....................11/30/12..................04:34 Evergreen Ave...................................Medical............................11/30/12..................17:13 N. Partin Dr........................................Vehicle Crash..................11/30/12..................17:17 Roberts Dr..........................................Medical............................11/30/12..................17:31 Camellia Place...................................Medical............................11/30/12..................21:26 Linden Ave.........................................False Call........................11/30/12..................21:37 2nd Street..........................................Service Call.....................11/30/12..................21:46 29th Street.........................................Medical............................12/1/12....................20:54 Edgewater Dr.....................................Medical............................12/1/12....................21:05 Bahia Vista Dr....................................Medical............................12/2/12....................03:35 2nd Street..........................................Medical............................12/2/12....................03:35 Boyd Circle........................................Medical............................12/2/12....................14:05 Redwood Ave....................................Structure Fire..................12/2/12....................20:34 Weekly Safety Tip: Keep a natural (cut) Christmas tree outside until you are ready to decorate it. Make sure your tree stand can hold at least 1 gallon of water and check the water level daily to make sure there is plenty of water in the bowl. (A tree should use 1 quart to 1 gallon of water every 1-2 days). A dry Christmas tree can burn in 3 to 5 seconds. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from November 26, 2012 through December 02, 2012. Street Situation Date Time White Point Rd.......................Medical...................................11/26/12.......................16:09 Oakmont Circle......................Medical...................................11/27/12.......................03:05 E. Highway 20........................Medical...................................11/27/12.......................13:27 Hwy. 20/Bay Dr......................Vehicle Accident.....................11/28/12.......................08:45 White Point Rd.......................Medical...................................11/28/12.......................09:06 Rue De Palms.......................Electrical.................................11/28/12.......................21:45 Ida Coon Circle......................Medical...................................11/29/12.......................20:07 Fairway Lakes Dr...................Medical...................................11/29/12.......................21:47 Parkwood Ln..........................Medical Alarm Activation.......11/30/12.......................14:35 Birkdale Circle........................Medical...................................11/30/12.......................14:46 Cedar Street...........................Medical...................................11/30/12.......................17:38 N. White Point Rd..................Assist Police...........................11/30/12.......................18:01 N. White Point Rd..................Medical...................................12/1/12.........................08:27 Cat Mar Rd.............................Medical...................................12/1/12.........................14:06 Curacao Way.........................Medical...................................12/2/12.........................06:14 N. White Point Rd..................Medical...................................12/2/12.........................09:58 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Valparaiso VolunteerThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of November: Location Situation Date Time Valastics Ave.................................Unconscious........................11/2/12.....................10:43 Cutts Drive....................................Fire Burn Complaint............11/5/12.....................16:20 Mississippi Ave..............................Sick Call...............................11/7/12.....................15:49 Chicago Ave..................................Animal Bite...........................11/7/12.....................17:44 Lincoln Ave....................................Back Pain.............................11/8/12.....................00:08 Columbus Ave...............................Fall........................................11/8/12.....................07:39 Ohio Ave........................................Abdominal Pain....................11/8/12.....................13:45 Eglin East Gate.............................Chest Pain............................11/11/12...................12:21 N. Bayshore Dr.............................Sick Call...............................11/11/12...................22:27 Hidden Cove Way........................Sick Call...............................11/14/12...................14:19 Lincoln Ave....................................Fire Service Call..................11/15/12...................21:38 Davenport Ave..............................Sick Call...............................11/17/12...................04:15 S. John Sims Pkwy.......................Hemorrhage.........................11/17/12...................13:23 Wolverine Ave...............................Fall........................................11/19/12...................20:14 Aurora Ave....................................Heart Problem......................11/19/12...................22:46 Louisiana Ave................................Unconscious........................11/21/12...................10:33 Florida Ave....................................Unconscious........................11/22/12...................18:24 Hickory Ave...................................Seizures...............................11/24/12...................01:25 Glendale Ave.................................Fall........................................11/24/12...................23:46 Glendale Ave.................................Fall........................................11/26/12...................00:46 Muskegon Ave..............................Fall........................................11/27/12...................09:04 Glendale Ave.................................Fall........................................11/28/12...................08:44 Glendale Ave.................................Fall........................................11/29/12...................15:35 Give your family the gift of fire safety during the holiday season! Household extension cords used with high amperage draw devices can lead to overloading and possible fire. Check any extension cords you are using for worn insulation, breaks in wire strands, or worn connectors. Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors monthly to ensure they are operational. Call your Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department at 729-5410 if you have any questions or need assistance.Fire Department Reports This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting “TIP214 plus the message” to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff s Office. Name: Winton Darquan Allen Wanted for: VOP Fraud/ Driving while license suspended or revoked Height: 6-feet, 0-inches Weight: 160 pounds Age: 29 Date of birth: 06-12-1983 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Name: Lee Morse Grant Wanted for: Robbery by Sudden Snatching Height: 5-feet, 6-inches Weight: 170 pounds Age: 41 Date of birth: 04-08-1971 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Name: Vongohn Myrick Munroe Wanted for: VOPFleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement/Driving while license suspended or revoked Height: 6-feet, 1-inches Weight: 250 pounds Age: 29 Date of birth: 08-27-1983 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Name: Eric R. Arseneaux Wanted for: VOPGrand Theft Auto Height: 5-feet, 10-inches Weight: 155 pounds Age: 47 Date of birth: 05-21-1965 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 THEBAYBEACON East NicevilleFire Department ReportThe East Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of November, 2012. Street Situation Date Time 26th Street.......................EMS Call..............................................11/1/12..........4:18 AM E. SR 20..........................Dispatched & Cancelled......................11/3/12..........9:15 AM Sycamore Ave.................EMS Call..............................................11/3/12..........8:39 PM Nathey Ave......................Dispatched & Cancelled .....................11/5/12..........12:00 AM Sycamore Ave.................EMS Call..............................................11/6/12..........1:11 PM Sycamore Ave.................EMS Call..............................................11/7/12..........4:42 PM Bullock Blvd.....................EMS Call..............................................11/7/12..........6:37 PM Florida..............................EMS Call..............................................11/8/12..........7:15 AM Cadillac Ave.....................EMS Call..............................................11/8/12..........5:10 PM Huntington Rd.................EMS Call..............................................11/8/12..........11:54 PM Hickory Ave......................System Malfunction.............................11/9/12..........5:11 AM E. John Sims Pkwy.........EMS Call..............................................11/10/12........2:11 PM 22nd Street......................EMS Call..............................................11/12/12........4:28 PM Calinda Lane...................Alarm System Sounded......................11/12/12........9:31 PM Werk Lake Ct...................EMS Call..............................................11/14/12........6:29 AM Wava Ave.........................Person in Distress................................11/14/12........7:00 PM Wava Ave.........................EMS Call..............................................11/15/12........8:06 PM Kumquat Ave...................EMS Call..............................................11/17/12........8:07 AM Wava Ave.........................EMS Call..............................................11/17/12........2:34 PM Kingslynn Rd...................Smoke Detector Activation..................11/18/12........5:37 AM 27th Street.......................EMS Call..............................................11/19/12........6:33 PM Wava Ave.........................Medical Assist......................................11/19/12........7:42 PM E. 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(formerly called community or junior colleges) to offer at least some bachelor's degree programs that can be completed for less than $10,000 in direct costs to students. As they do now, state taxpayers would continue to pay the rest of the true cost, which is far more than $10,000 per degree. Handy said the governor is trying to keep the cost of education low and to reduce the amount of student loan debt owed by new college graduates. Many students emerge from the state university system with crippling debt loads. NWFSC in recent years began offering four-year degrees in a few fields. Handy told the trustees that the current average cost to students of a bachelor’s degree earned at NWFSC is about $12,500, depending on the type of degree and other factors, such as the amount of lab work and use of special equipment or facilities to complete the degree. For example, he said, degrees in nursing or other medical subjects tend to be more expensive than in less technology-intensive fields such as education or business management. He said he is working with college faculty and staff to find a way to offer at least one bachelor's program for under $10,000, as requested by the governor. “We are looking at dual-enrollment and scholarship programs,” Handy added, as one way of achieving such a low-cost bachelor's program. He also said that such a program might be a course with class sizes larger than NWFSC’s usual 20 to 30 students, such as the college’s management degree program. Handy also said he is considering the role of such things as scholarships and federal Pell grants in keeping costs low for students. He said some Pell grants can provide some students with up to $22,000 over a fouryear period. Also during the Nov. 27 meeting, Handy briefed the trustees on the nearly-complete renovation of Building K, the former student services building that will soon become the second of two buildings in the college’s new student services center. He said that the renovation is almost finished, and that an informal opening of the building is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 10, with some student services activities beginning within the building. The renovation of Building K is the second and final phase of the Student Services Center construction and renovation project that was funded at $25.5 million for the entire project. Building K will be renamed the Activities Center and house the college’s Academic Success Center, Student Activities, Student Government Association, and a bookstore and coffee shop, both operated by Barnes & Noble. The college will hold a grand opening ceremony and public open house Jan. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. The opening will showcase each of the three main aspects of the Activities Center, with tours and refreshments. Also during the meeting, Trustee Brian Pennington praised the college for the large building projects completed within the last several years, including the student services center, the college’s sports arena and emergency operations center, and others. He also praised his fellow trustees, saying “Each of you took part in planning at least one” of the new buildings. “Dorms are next,” Pennington said. Handy also commented on recent construction, saying that there has been some “professional jealousy” from other Florida colleges concerning NWFSC’s “buildings, programs, and our positioning within our service area.” Trustee Dale Rice offered a word of caution, however, reminding his fellow trustees that, “It is often harder to maintain facilities than to build them. Don’t stop now.” In the current national climate of economic uncertainty, Rice said “there are challenges ahead” for the college. Handy also briefed the trustees on the current status of the college’s response to the recent computer security breach that allowed some employee and student information to fall into unauthorized hands. A number of employees have reported identity theft as a result of the breach. Handy said that the breach apparently resulted from a vulnerability in “an old server” that is no longer in use by the college, and that the college is making improvements to its computer system to prevent future breaches. “No students have been hit” by the breach as far as is now known, Handy said, and most of the college’s expected $85,000 to $95,000 costs from dealing with the breach are likely to be covered by insurance. He said he is also hoping for some reimbursement from the State of Florida, which could keep the college’s own cost for dealing with the breach below $10,000. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-8 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 THEBAYBEACON U10 kickers are runners-upJean Floyd-KWR U10 Girls PAL soccer team was runner-up in PAL s end of the season Bay Area Awards Classic after a successful regular season. From left: front, Megan Hague, Emmy Brown, Olivia Jammer, Kylene Gross and Ellie Lawson; rear, Sarah Jack, Kerrstin Embry, Annakah Porter, Chloe Osborne, Soleil Reynoso, and Willa Urbanczyk. Coaches Jim Brown and Ed Jammer are not pictured. Photo by Martha LaGuardia-KotiteTennis winnersBluewater Bay Tennis Center pro Bryce Cunningham, center, with Men s Final Doubles players. From left, Andrei Vasilevske (Belarus) and Artem Sitak (New Zealand), were defeated by Ryan Thatcher (USA) and Jason Jung (USA) in the recent professional tennis tournament at the tennis center.Don t limit your decorating to your home this Christmas season. Decorate yourself with a fancy new hairstyle that will ring in 2013 with flair. Ron, Debbie and the rest of the Summit II staff will garnish your holiday with a new look that will turn heads and light up your life, all as part of their fervent hope that you ll have the merriest Christmas ever. Then, when the calendar turns over, the new you will be ready for the fun, the hope and the compliments that are sure to come your way. The Summit II is a full service unisex hair salon catering to all ages and styles since 1977. For more than 33 years, owners Ron and Debbie Pettis have been on the leading edge of the everchanging hair fashion industry through continuing education in the latest styles and techniques. The Summit II in Hair keeps current on styling trends and presents these trends to all their clientele. In addition, the Summit II continues to provide consistent styling services to its loyal and established guests. With semi-private rooms, your stylist at Summit II can provide individualized and focused attention. From the moment you walk in the door there is a warm, personable home setting atmosphere. This environment lends itself the opportunity for clients to comfortably discuss their lifestyle and preferences and enable their stylist to provide the best possible look for them. The Summit II provides an array of hairstyling and color treatment services. The main color treatment featured at Summit II is The Redkin Chemistry System. Individually customized, this system revitalizes and renews hair in just one treatment. This revolutionary process is a conditioning treatment that is customized to every guest s individual hair type. It strengthens the hair from the inside out. For color modifications, the Summit II team offers a Redkin treatment that provides naturally looking coverage without drying your hair. Within a 35 minute process, your hair will be wellconditioned, shiny and with a natural looking vibrance from this Color Fusion Hair treatment. Another treatment combats the signs of aging hair. Those experiencing signs of chronological or hormonal aging can benefit from the Time Set Salon Service offered at Summit II. This system can improve your hair density, luster and overall manageability. Gentlemen clientele can also benefit from Summit II's Camo system. Specifically tailored for men, this brief 15 minute process will enable those fashion savvy clients to erase some of what the years have put on their appearance. This semi-permanent color treatment lasts for approximately four weeks so there's no longterm commitment. Whatever your desire, The Summit II in Hair can help you find the right hairstyle for you! Summit II is located on 101 East John Sims Parkway in Niceville on the corner of John Sims and Bayshore Drive. Our doors are open 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. We are closed Mondays and Sundays. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a yy , D D e e c c e e m m b b e e r r 5 5 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 Photo courtesy of Kim Baltz Ben Baltz with parade volunteers in front of the Marines float for Toys for Tots Dec. 1 at the Niceville-Valparaiso Christmas Parade. Ruckel Honor Band to perform at Troy The Ruckel Middle School Honor Band was one of two bands selected by recorded audition to perform at the 14th annual Southeastern United States Middle School Honor Band Clinic Dec. 7, at Troy University, Troy, Ala. Mid-Bay Rotary Club donates to Salvation ArmyLeft, Salvation Army Corps Officer Chris Welch receives a check for the Salvation Army from the Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club President Dave Underwood Nov. 14 for $250. The MidBay Bridge Rotary Club will ring the Salvation Army s bell this holiday season to collect donations for the organization Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., until Dec. 22, at the Winn-Dixie, 4512 Highway 20, Niceville.Christmas parade grand marshal to have surgeryBeacon photoRBCS performs playRocky Bayou Christian School s theatrical department performed its courtroom drama “Twelve Angry Jurors” Nov. 16 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Center. From left: Joseph Allen, Douglas Black, Ian Kampert, Trever Knie, and Shiloh Johns. 850-863-2153Fort Walton • Destin • NicevilleComprehensive Orthopaedic Care General Orthopaedics Total Joint Revision Sports Medicine General Podiatry Arthritis Prevention & Care Bone Density Scanning Complete Spine Care Total Joint Reconstruction Minimal Invasive Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery Full Body MRI Physical TherapyJason W. 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Ben is set to have surgery Dec. 6, at Shands at the University of Florida, to stunt the growth in his right limb. This will make it so as an adult his knees will be at the same level. Dr. Parker Gibbs will perform the procedure by drilling into Ben’s growth plate at the bottom of the femur to stop the growth. He should be back in school Dec. 10 and will be off his leg for six weeks after the surgery according to Ben’s father, JC Baltz. He will mostly use crutches to get around, but will have to be careful of falling. He might need to use a wheelchair at times, added JC. Ben’s fame has progressed quickly after the race with interviews at the Today Show in New York City, Women’s World Magazine and ESPN. He was also chosen as the Niceville-Valparaiso Christmas Parade’s grand marshal this year and rode on the Marines’ float for Toys for Tots Dec. 1. Morgan picked up Ben after he fell during the running portion of the triathlon due to a loose screw in his prosthetic leg while Morgan’s fellow Marines ran alongside them as they finished the race. The crowd was overcome with emotion. “I remembered leaving the race thinking I wish we got their last names to send them a thank you note,” Ben’s mother, Kim Baltz, said. “We had no idea this would happen.” Kim kept waiting for Ben to finish the race and had no idea anything happened until the race announcer Please see SURGERY, page B-2 PARENTS GRANDPARENTSDon’t let your college student miss the hometown news! and Please send coupon and payment to:The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. 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said a Marine was carrying the physically challenged boy to the finish line. She said she knew it had to be Ben. Ben’s journey has not been easy for the Baltz family since Ben was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his upper right tibia at the age of 6 on March 5, 2008. The doctors at Shands decided it was best to amputate Ben’s right leg for his quality of life at the knee after they removed all of the cancer in the bone. Ben’s leg had to be amputated on May 16, 2008. In October of the same year Ben was luckily able to finish chemotherapy and has had clear scans since the tumor was removed. He still receives regular six-month scans to detect any recurrence. Ben still manages to play soccer, baseball, swim, and bike in his free time. He uses his prosthetic leg to the fullest and has two different feet for it. One is made for running and one is a prosthetic foot that he can put a shoe on. He has a God-given athletic talent, JC said. He also said Ben is blessed to have this athletic ability. Ben doesn’t like all the fame or attention he has received since the race, but enjoys the time he has been able to spend with the Marines who helped him that day. “He’s a very inspiring kid, whether he wants to be or not,” JC said. “That’s his life now.” SURGERYFrom page B-1Tricia Louise CurtisAug. 14, 1968-Nov. 5, 2012Tricia Louise Brown Curtis, 44, of Midlothian, Texas, ended her journey in life on Nov. 5, 2012 at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. There were so many things Tricia wanted to do and places she wanted to see, but for the last 11 years she fought a long hard battle with many things. The last battle, being the hardest, was six years dealing with Leukemia and other health complications. Now she is with her beloved son, Brent, and neither of them will suffer any more pain or sickness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Carol Brown of Niceville, Fla., and her only child, Brent Douglas Curtis of Midlothian, Texas. Tricia is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Joel Douglas Curtis, only brother, Tim Brown (wife, Becca, and nephews, Lawton and Carter), her Aunt Belle (Laura Belle Regans) and many family and friends from both sides of the family. Tricia never met a stranger throughout her life; she just loved life and everyone in it. Her favorite pastime was making all people happy and bringing laughter into their lives. Tricia is a 1986 Niceville High School graduate and received her AA Degree in business administration. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Leukemia Society in Tricia’s and Brent’s names. All friends and family are asked to attend a memorial service in her honor. The memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at AMVETS Post #78, 910 Valastics Blvd., Valparaiso. Fellowship and food will immediately follow the service. Tricia Louise Curtis 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. 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. 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. Salvation Army fundraiser The Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club will ring the Salvation Army’s bell to collect donations for the organization Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., until Dec. 22., at the Winn-Dixie, 4512 Highway 20, Niceville. State Road 85 delays Crews from Anderson Columbia will resume paving operations on State Road 85 in Okaloosa County from the Walton County line to Bill Lundy Road until Thursday Dec. 6, 6 p.m.-6 a.m. Workers will begin paving the southbound lanes. Motorists can expect temporary delays, as the roadway will be restricted to one lane within the work area. This operation should take approximately two weeks to complete. Donate blood Northwest Florida Blood Services will host a blood drive on Dec. 7, 8 a.m.-noon, General Dynamics, 115 Hart St., Niceville, 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. Audubon bird presentation Local ornithologist, Alan Knothe, will present a free “Identification of Less Common Birds Seen in the Christmas Bird Count,” at the Audubon Society’s Dec. 6 meeting, 7 p.m., room 132 of the new Student Services Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Refreshments and socializing will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in birds. Contact Walt Spence 582-7064. Early release movie day The Valparaiso Community Library would like to invite families to attend its monthly Early Release Movie Day Dec. 6, 1:30 p.m., 459 Valparaiso Parkway, Valparaiso. They will be showing Paranorman. Snacks and drinks will also be served. Lewis book fair The Lewis School Media Center is hosting a Scholastic book fair until Dec. 7 during school hours at the school, 281 Mississippi Ave., Valparaiso. Students can shop during the school day and parents are invited to join them. Elementary students will visit with their teachers and middle school students will visit during their language arts class. Sign in at the front office. NHS golf tourney The Niceville High School Baseball Boosters will host their 10th Annual Golf Tournament Friday, Dec. 7, at the Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club, 465 Regatta Bay Blvd., Destin. The format is a four-person scramble with the top two teams in each flight receiving prizes. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a noon shotgun start. Complimentary food and beverage will be available. The cost is $350 for a four-person team. Contact Walt Irvine at wirvine@cox.net. The registration form is available at www.nicevillebaseball.com. College honors recital Northwest Florida State College Performing Arts Division will perform its Honors Recital Dec. 7, 3 p.m., in the Tyler Recital Hall of the music wing, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The recital is free and open to the public. NWFSC Fine Arts faculty votes participants. For information contact the NWFSC Fine Arts Office at 7295382. NHS Singers concert St. Paul’s Arts Council will host a free concert featuring the Niceville High School Singers Dec. 7, 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1407 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Freewill donations to the NHS Choir program will be accepted. A reception in the Gathering Room will follow the concert. Singing Tree First Baptist Church of Niceville presents its 27th Singing Christmas Tree concert, “The Hope of Christmas,” Dec. 7-8, 7 p.m. and Dec. 9, 3 p.m., at 622 Bayshore Drive, Niceville. The event will now take place every other year. Tickets are available at the church’s office or by mail for a $1 donation per ticket. Include your first and second choice of presentation, ticket money and a self-addressed stamped envelope when ordering by mail. Contact 6784621. Tennis campaign fundraiser The Niceville High School and Ruckel Middle School tennis teams will host a Kids Night Out Dec. 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Ruckel Middle School gymnasium, Niceville. There will be food, crafts, a movie and games supervised by the tennis team parents. All proceeds will benefit the Tennis Court Capital Campaign. The cost is $25 for one child and $20 for each additional sibling. Children must be enrolled in an Okaloosa County school. Contact Mary Zargari at 2186954. Rocky Bayou concerts The beginning and Jr. Knights will perform its Christmas concert Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., at Wright Baptist Church, 795 Beal Parkway Northwest, Fort Walton Beach. The RBSC High School band and Chamber Choir will perform its Christmas concert Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m., at the Rocky Bayou Baptist Church, 2401 Partin Drive N, Niceville. Yule of Yesteryear The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will present the Yule of Yesteryear, a traditional holiday celebration, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A Victorian Tea will be at 1:30 p.m., as well as Christmas shopping with craft vendors, Christmas choirs, food vendors, crafts for kids, and pictures with Santa. To purchase a craft vendor space contact Gina Marini 678-2615. Junior Orchestra concert The JuniorOrchestra of Northwest Florida State College will perform a concert Dec. 8, 11 a.m., in the Tyler Recital Hall at NWFSC, Niceville. The orchestra is a string ensemble, grades 4-8, from Okaloosa and Walton counties. The group is a stepping-stone to the more advanced Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra. NWFSC spring play auditions Northwest Florida State College will host open auditions for its spring production “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Dec. 8, 2 p.m., in the Sprint theater of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville Campus. Auditions are open to NWFSC students or community members age 16 and older. The college requires 19 people, six of them men, for the play. It’s required to perform a 10-line monologue from a Shakespeare comedy for the audition. Contact Clint Mahle, 729-6007 or mahlej@nwfsc.edu. KidzTown Christmas musical Niceville Assembly of God KidzTown ministries will perform its free Christmas musical, “Arrest These Merry Gentlemen” Dec. 9, 9 and 10:45 a.m., Niceville Assembly of God, 108 Highway 85 N. Contact 678-2531. Sharing and Caring Sharing and Caring of Niceville will host an open house Dec. 9, 2-4 p.m., 104 Bullock Blvd., to thank the community for all its support and celebrate its expansion, which includes more rooms. There will also be snacks and drinks served. Youth Orchestra concert Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform its free 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR Page B-2 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Photo by Jeff Gammons Holiday Pops concertNorthwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Chorale and the Belle Voci women s vocal ensemble will perform their annual “Holiday Pops” concert Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Celebrate the holiday season with performances of light classics, pops selections and the ever popular carol sing-alongs. Tickets are $22.50 for adults, $16 for Active Duty Military and children 18 and under. NWFSC students may obtain one free admission per ID, in person, from the box office. Purchase tickets at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org, 729-6000 or in person at the box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Please see CALENDAR, page B-3 Obituary First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study • 9:30am Celebration Service • 11:00am Discipleship • 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children • 6:00pm St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. Wednesday Advent 7:00 p.m. “God’s work. Our hands.”1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org “Pointing The Way To Jesus” 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 CDs...and Other Hip Collectibles From the Past!FEATURED INDownBeat & Jazziz magazines220 Government Ave., Ste#1, Niceville Email: jazzedsmith@aol.com | (850) 678-JAZZ (5299) Ed Smith*FREECD SAMPLER With this ad Niceville-Valparaiso Christmas Parade winnersPresident’s Award –Cub Scout Pack 553 and Boy Scout Troop 553. Grand Marshal Award – Niceville Cash and Carry. Commercial Floats First place–Celebrations by Charlotte. Second place–Discovery Learning Academy. Third place–Niceville Cash and Carry. Club/Non-profit/Church Adult First place–Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. Second place–Living Faith Christian Center. Third place–Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Club/Non-profit/Church Youth First place–Brownie Troop 131. Second place–Cub Scout Pack 553 and Boy Scout Troop 553. Third place–Eglin Girl Scout Troop 672. Best Marching/Performing Unit First place–Twinkling Twirlers Second place–All-Star Twirlers Third place–Edge Elementary Choir Photo by Kim Baltz Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Morgan carries Ben Baltz across the finish line with the support of his fellow Marines at the Sea Turtle Tri kids triathlon Oct. 7, Pensacola Beach. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACONpublic Winter Concert Dec. 9, 3 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center mainstage, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The NFSYO is a full orchestra comprised of more than 50 talented musicians grades 412, from Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties. Liz Aylor conducts the group. For more information contact 7295382 or Liz Aylor at 651-4308. Donations to support the youth program are welcomed. Ruckel chorus concert The Ruckel Middle School Chorus will perform its Winter Concert Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Niceville, 622 Bayshore Drive. Cirque Chinois Direct from Beijing, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China presents “Cirque Chinois” Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center’s mainstage, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The circus will feature acts, such as the Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion, and more. Tickets are $35 each or receive a discount of $5 off per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Group sales are made by phone or in-person only. Purchase tickets at the box office, 729-6000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. Library Christmas party The Friends of the Niceville Public Library and staff will host a patron appreciation party Dec. 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the library, 206 Partin Drive N, Niceville. There will be finger foods, goodies and punch. Daughters society meeting Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Dec. 13, 10 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 134 Beal Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach. The guest speaker will be Deputy Sheriff Henry from the Sheriff’s Explorer Youth Group. The group is open to all women who are lineally descended from a Revolutionary War Patriot. Contact 796-0783. Collegiate info sessions NWFSC Collegiate High School will host information sessions Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m., room 132 of the Student Services Center, Niceville, and Dec. 11, 5:30 p.m., Crestview Public Library, 1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview. The sessions include an overview of the school’s program, application process and testimonials from current students, as well as the opportunity to meet school personnel and ask questions. The priority application period to apply to the school runs Feb. 1-28. Holiday jazz Peter White, a jazz guitarist, along with Kirk Whalym and Mindi Abair, will perform “A Peter White Christmas” Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center mainstage, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. There will be an arrangement of holiday jazz favorites performed. Tickets are $40 and reserved seating close to the stage are $80. Contact 729-6000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org to purchase tickets. Les Misrables auditions Northwest Florida State College will host open auditions for its 2013 summer musical “Les Misrables” Dec. 15, 10 a.m., on the mainstage of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and call backs will be at 2 p.m. Auditions are for lead adult roles and ensemble cast and auditions for two critical children’s roles will be early next year. Those auditioning should prepare “On my Own” (female) and “Bring Him Home” (male) with two additional selections for call-backs to be announced. All leads will be placed into a college vocal class starting in January. Rehearsals will begin in late April. Tickets will be on sale starting Feb. 1, 2013. For information on auditions, contact the college at 729-5382. CALENDARFrom page B-2 For Rent: Horse facility in Seminole. 3 horses, three paddocks, 2 barns. $300/month. 850-598-1415 The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant to the Executive Director. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, December 5, 2012 THEBAYBEACON KidzTown sings for residentsNiceville Assembly s KidzTown Ministries entertained the residents of Bee Hive Homes and the Manor in Bluewater Bay on Nov. 3 with songs from their upcoming Christmas musical, “Arrest These Merry Gentlemen.” The free and open to the public musical will take place Dec. 9, at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., at Niceville Assembly of God. NHS selected for All-State ChorusNineteen Niceville High School students were selected to perform in All-State Chorus clinics and concerts Jan. 9-12, at the Florida Music Educators Association s All-State conference, Tampa. From left, front row: Arin Walker, Angela Marco, Ashley Vega, Hannah Andrews, Ronette Kortbein, Taylor Nelson, Madeline Kirkpatrick, Katie Pickler, Mari Burdge, Leslie Richardson, back row: Jacob LyteHaven, Zach Pecore, Luis Melecio-Zombrano, Ben Huston, Sam Fletcher, Jordan Stein, Jonathan Horvath, Austin Galloway and Daniel Schlegal.Yule of Yesteryear10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, Perrine Park, Old Valparaiso10 a.m.-4 p.m.....Walton Guard re-enactment Christmas 1861 10 a.m.-4 p.m.....Heritage craft demonstrations 10 a.m.-4 p.m.....Children ornament making 10 a.m.-4 p.m.....Holiday bake sale 10 a.m.................Walton Guard firing and drill demonstration 10:15 a.m............Terrie D Native Flute Player 11 a.m.-1 p.m.....Santa Claus visits 11:30 a.m............Terrie D Native Flute Player 12:30-1:30 p.m...NWFSC Madrigal Singers in Perrine Park 1:30 p.m..............Holiday Victorian Tea with Walton Guard 1:45 p.m..............Terrie D Native Flute Player 3:45 p.m..............Walton Guard firing and drill demonstration 4 p.m...................Trinity Presbyterian Church Choir 5 p.m...................Christmas Tree Lighting in Perrine Park followed by fellowship and caroling HometownChristmasin Valparaiso The Junior Varsity Ruckel Middle School Academic team placed second in the Middle School Academic Tournament Oct. 27, at Davidson Middle School, Crestview. The sixthgrade team finishers, coached by Sonja Love, are: Chloe Kokenes, Randy Tyson, Matthew Murphey, Seth Watts, Macray Simmers and Will Murray. *** Christy Allen was selected as the female nominee for the Rocky Bayou Christian Academy 2012-13 All Sports Association Scholastic Award and will be honored at the school’s All Sports Banquet Feb. 8. *** Drew Kirkpatrick was selected as the male nominee for the Rocky Bayou Christian Academy 2012-13 All Sports Association Scholastic Award and will be honored at the school’s All Sports Banquet Feb. 8. *** Rachel Mosley Rocky Bayou Christian Academy senior, was selected as the 2012-13 Taylor Haugen Trophy nominee and will be honored at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast Feb. 8. She was also selected to participate in the 2012 Pensacola Sports Association High School All-Star Volleyball game Nov. 20 at the University of West Florida. *** Jacob Holcomb Rocky Bayou Christian Academy senior, was selected as one of three defensive ends to play for the East Team in the Pensacola Sports Association High School All-Star football game Dec. 14, at Pace High School. *** Julia Polk of Niceville, mathematics professor at Northwest Florida State College, has retired after serving the college for 31 years, since 1981. She was a lead organizer for the college’s annual High School Math Bowl for 25 years and expanded the popular event to include schools from Tallahassee to Pensacola. Polk also worked as the college’s dual enrollment coordinator, helped establish a Faculty Assembly and served on the steering committee, and served on numerous college committees including College Wide Council. She was named a life-long Professor Emeritus with the college. *** Ralph Calhoun of Niceville has retired from Northwest Florida State College after serving the college for 11 years as a Physics and Astronomy professor, following a career in private industry. Calhoun was instrumental in the development of the college’s observatory and mentored numerous students to pursue careers in engineering and other fields of study. He was named a life-long Professor Emeritus with the college. Who’s News Christy Allen Drew Kirkpatrick Rachel Mosley Jacob Holcomb Wishes You a Very Merry Christmas Wishes You a Very Merry Christmas The City ofValparaiso The City ofValparaiso For more information(850) 729-5402 LOISJ. LUNDERMAN, D.D.S.Family Dentistry • VALPARAISO 395 Valparaiso Pkwy. 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