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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: 12-19-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
lccn - sn 98001910
issn - 1097-6469
System ID: UF00099641:00201

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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Niceville Building Inspector Darcy Chaney said Publix Super Markets officials intend to submit final building plans by the end of December for their planned store northwest of the intersection of John Sims Parkway and Rocky Bayou Drive in Niceville. Chaney, who spoke of the plans at the Niceville City Council meeting Dec. 11, said the Publix officials want to begin construction on the store no later than the first week of February 2013. The city of Niceville received preliminary plans for the site, which is owned by Valparaiso Realty, in October. Those plans call for the construction of a 45,600-squarefoot Publix building and as many as 13 adjacent stores, ranging from 1,400 to 2,900 square feet, for retailers to be determined later. Once Publix officials submit the building plans, they will be subject to approval by Chaney and Niceville Fire Inspector Mike Valenzuela. If the plans are approved, Publix will be issued a building permit and will be able to begin construction. Chaney said the construction of a Publix store may stir up interest development on land near the Publix lot. "Hopefully this will kick start development of some other places, like the Home Depot lot," Chaney said, referring to land west of the Publix lot, long earmarked for a Home Depot store, but still undeveloped. "If people start seeing other stores start shooting up in the area, I think it'll encourage them to start building." In October, Bruce Price, Niceville director of public works, said a traffic roundabout would be constructed on Rocky Bayou Drive to connect it to the Publix shopping center. This roundabout would connect to a service road running along the north side of John Sims, linking the Publix center with the Walmart shopping center to the west by way of a bridge over Swift Creek. Plans also show as many as three accesses to John Sims from the service road east of Swift Creek. Chaney said Publix officials do not yet have a definite plan for when construction on the project will be complete. In other business Dec. 11, the city council voted to approve four land-use recommendations by the Niceville Planning Commission: two subBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer James Campbell, a former Okaloosa County commissioner who was stripped of office in September after his arrest on official-misconduct charges, said he will remain in his position as City of Niceville recreation director until his trial, scheduled for early February, is over. In the days following his arrest Sept. 17, Campbell had announced he would retire Oct. 25. After his arrest, however, the Florida Department of Management Services placed a legal lock on his state pension. Campbell's benefit rights will be determined based on the outcome of the trial, according to a DMS spokesman. Florida public officials convicted of felonies touching their office typically lose their state pensions. Campbell, who said he expects to be acquitted, faces a By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Rodney Nobles, former Okaloosa County School District deputy superintendent of operations, became interim principal of Niceville High School Dec. 11, succeeding Marcus Chambers, who was named chief officer of quality assurance for the district. Nobles will be principal for the remainder of the school year. He said he would apply for permanent appointment to the position. Chambers was recommended for his new position by the new superintendent of schools, Mary Beth Jackson, and was confirmed by the Okaloosa County School Board Dec. 10. Nobles, 58, lived in Niceville for 19 years before moving to Crestview 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 19, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy the Lewis School Chorus in its winterconcert in the Lewis cafeteria Valparaiso. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Stop by to donate to the Salvation Army while Mid-Bay Rotary Club members ring the bell at Winn Dixie, Niceville. Friday, noon-6 p.m. Donate blood at the Niceville Walmart and receive a free $5 Walmart gift card. Friday, 7 p.m. See the Ballet Conservatorys holiday classic The Nutcracker at the South Walton High School auditorium Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $20 at the door. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Watch the Bluewater Bay Marinas first Christmas boat parade on the Rocky Bayou Niceville. See Calendar, B-2. COMINGUP Please see CAMPBELL, page A-4 Please see PUBLIX, page A-3 Police BlotterPage A-6Pension on hold, Campbell remains on job in Niceville Publix may start building store early in 2013 Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Children dressed as angels took part in the Valparaiso Assembly of God's live Nativity display last weekend. The display, which featured members of the church, as well as donkeys, goats and birds, was held at 571 Valparaiso Parkway to herald mankind's annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago. 'On earth peace, good will toward men' Rodney Nobles eight years ago. Nobles began his education career at Niceville High School in 1985, teaching math and coaching football and wrestling for four years. He then went to Fort Walton Beach High School as an assistant principal, and later became principal at Bruner Middle School and Laurel Hill School. After serving at Laurel Hill, Nobles took his most recent position in school district operations, which he held for the past six years. Nobles said the Niceville High School faculty and students are helping to ease his transition. "I'm extremely pleased with how I've been greeted here," Nobles said. "I couldnt ask for a more gracious welcome." New principal takes Niceville High helmBeacon photo by Daniel Elsesser James Campbell, a former Okaloosa County commissioner, plans to retire as City of Niceville recreation director after his scheduled trial on official misconduct charges. Campbell had initially announced his plans to retire Oct. 25, but he changed his mind after state officials blocked his pension benefits pending the outcome of the trial. Publix Super Markets Inc. intends to submit building plans to the city of Niceville for its planned store northwest of the intersection of Rocky Bayou Drive and John Sims Parkway by the end of December, according to a city building official. The store (to be built on land indicated by the red circle) would be 45,600 square feet and would be adjacent to as many as 13 smaller stores, according to site plans submitted to the city in October.

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divisionproposals from Valparaiso Realty, a rezoning request by the Okaloosa County School District for Niceville High School's billboard and a rezoning request for Holt-Phillips' land at Madison Street to be rezoned to C-2 (commercial) with an exception to allow the construction of ministorage. The Valparaiso Realty approvals were for a 45-lot project to be built on Forest Road on land currently occupied by Rocky Bayou Stables and for a 17-lot subdivision on Bayshore Drive near Shirk's Bayou. The Madison Street land, which is owned by HoltPhillips Inc. and was previously zoned R-3 (multiple family), currently houses 14 rental trailers, which the owner plans to remove to make way for the ministorage complex. The land surrounding Niceville High School's billboard on John Sims Parkway was approved for rezoning from R-1A (residential single family) to RNC (residential, neighborhood and commercial). The school and school district requested the rezoning in order to be able to apply for a permit for the billboard. The Florida Department of Transportation informed the school district that, because of the Coastal Bank and Trust logo on the sign, the billboard constitutes off-site advertising and requires a state permit. PUBLIXFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Diamond Worksinc. WWW.DIAMONDWORKSJEWELRY.COM850-244-5252 | PARKPLACEPLAZA| 323 PAGEBACONRD. | MARYESTHER HolidaySale!20%-70% off Choose Baywalk, you deserve the best!4566 Hwy 20E, Ste. 104 Niceville www.baywalk2.comROCKY BAYOU RARE FIND! 2998 sq ft. 4 Bed, 3.5 Baths. All brick home. Formal dining, large kitchen with breakfast bar, family room, living room, bonus room upstairs. Side load garage. Many extras. $395,000. MAGNOLIA PLANTATION Gated Community. Executive Home, SPACIOUS! 12 Ceilings, Hardwood Flooring, Central Vac, Screened Lanai overlooking Lake and Golf Course, Side entry garage w/ Golf Cart Entrance. 4 Beds/3 bath. 2832 Sq. Ft. $519,000. SHALIMAR 3 Bedroom, 2/1 Bath. 2,228 Sq. Ft. Contemporary bayfront home with over 50 ft. on the water and 8 ft. draft. $499,000. ROCKY BAYOUExquisite all brick home on 1/2 acre lot. Over $70,000 of upgrades throughout. Peaceful Tranquility. 2470 Sq. Ft. $349,500. SOUTHWIND Short Sale. Approved by Lender. 4 Bedroom 2/1 bath with Wrap-Around Porch Southern Home. Separate Bonus Room. Renovated 1st Floor. Custom Cabinets in Kitchen...Must See! 2808 Sq. Ft. $325,000. ROCKY BAYOU A MUST SEE! TOTALLY UPDATED! Traditional All Brick Home. 4bed/2bath. Media Wiring. Crown Molding, Central Vacuum, Formal Dining, Gas Fireplace. Built in bookcases. 2433 Sq. Ft. $375,000. DESTIN Short Sale! Victorian Home built by David Meyer Builders. Hardwood floors. Kitchen has Custom Cabinets. Many Extras. 5 Bedroom, 4/1 bath. 2,675 Sq. Ft. $290,000.NEED SOMEONE TO WORK THROUGH YOUR SHORT SALES WITH YOU? CALL JANE CALL Jane Rainwater: (850) 897-1101 1-888-390-4450 PENDING PENDING PENDING PENDING CONTINGENT CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE!1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental Available* Storage Supplies/BoxesCall for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate MerryChristmas!,,Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Page A-3 (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 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Ask how you can be eligible for a multi-policy discount!Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514New commissioner joins N. Bay panelBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent North Bay fire commissioners Dec. 11 welcomed David Scholl, newest member of the five-member elected commission that governs the North Bay Fire Control District. In addition, they were briefed on the fire districts renovated web site, and on a recent trip to New York by North Bay training division chief Joseph Parker, who went there in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as part of the Florida 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT). Scholl, who ran for a four-year term unopposed in November, said little as he was welcomed to the fire commission, except that he looks forward to serving on the panel. He succeeds James Miller, who did not run for reelection. Assistant Fire Chief Lloyd Losinger told commissioners that the fire districts new computer system is now up and running, along with the districts renovated web site. He advised commissioners and fire department personnel to use their official email addresses for all fire district related email communications, as such messages are considered public records, and any use of personal email for district business could potentially cause a persons entire email history to become subject to public examination in any future legal proceedings involving the fire district. Losinger also provided the fire commissioners with copies of a "thank you" letter recently received from the Almarante Fire District, thanking North Bay for helping make Almarantes November open house and media day a success. Almarante Fire Chief Charles M. Carroll thanked North Bay specifically for the loan of North Bays "Freddie the Fire Truck" and "Childrens Fire Safety House," which he said were thoroughly enjoyed by the children and greatly appreciated. Fire Chief Joseph Miller reported that a four-day financial audit of the fire district was recently completed, and he expects the audit report to be available in time for the fire commissions January or February meeting in 2013. He said no apparent problems were uncovered by the audit. Last year's audit uncovered a multiyear $84,000 fraud by former administrator Ralph Banegas, who was later sentenced to a year in jail for stealing from the fire district. Parker reported on his recent trip to New Jersey and New York with the 50-member DMAT. He said part of the trip was spent at Middlesex Junior College in New Jersey, where a shelter for Hurricane Sandy victims had been established. Another part of the deployment was spent at a larger shelter at Queens College in New York City. Parker described that part of the deployment as more intense, as it involved providing medical care and other help to many homeless or displaced people. One difficulty faced by shelter staff there, he said, was that some clients who came for medical help refused to leave the facility after being officially discharged, because they apparently had nowhere else to go. The people there were not prepared for Hurricane Sandy, Parker said of officials and civilians in New York and New Jersey. There had never been a storm like that in the last hundred years, he said, and neither state was ready to cope with the massive storm surge and flooding produced by the storm. In other business, Chief Miller reported that emergency calls during November included two structure fires and 66 medical calls. Unfortunately, he said, two of those calls ended with the deaths of patients who had gone into cardiac arrest. The outcome of two other calls remain unknown, as the patients were turned over to Okaloosa County emergency medical teams, and no reports on the outcomes have yet been received by North Bay. In one such case the patient was unconscious but alive when turned over, and in the other case the patients heart had stopped briefly but been restarted before the patient was turned over to county medical personnel. Miller also said North Bay firefighters responded to a boater in distress on Nov. 4, in which they assisted the Coast Guard and other agencies in rescuing at least two boaters. David Scholl Beacon photo by Mike Griffith David Scholl, center, attended his first meeting as a member of the North Bay Fire Commission Dec. 11. Shown left to right are commissioners Lee Wetzel, James Boswell, Scholl, and Janet Santner.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-4 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 850-892-2111 www.chelco.com Make sure any extension cords with outdoor Seasons Greetings from Seasons Greetings fromAgents pictured left to right. Front row: Kevin Kelleher (Property Manager), Kurt Buchanan. Back row: Stacey Driver, Kim Kurnow, Bobbie Housand (Broker), Samantha Thorn, Dawn Putynkowski (Office Manager), and Ana Kelleher.A Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to You & Yours!Visit our website at www.EmeraldDunesRealEstate.com or our office at 902 C Palm Blvd. S (near Subway) in Niceville, or give us a call at (850) 678-5498.Seasons Greetings from GET TO A BETTER STATE. CALL AN AGENT OR VISIT US ONLINE TODAY.Stuff your stocking with discounts. Bo Burns, Agent 1811 John Sims Parkway Niceville, FL 32578 Bus: 850-678-3441 bo.burns.cvly@statefarm.com E t W s polic a disc Gom.cmarfetaty@s.cvlns.burbo : 850-678-3441 Bus FL 32578 villeeNic yawkarims P 1811 John S entg, AnsBo Bur tfi g tcefre p he tye on m ra txE gnihtyrev s e a o h h r w ev rie d ht g eriv ood dre a g r ou her y t he W s wner e a homeo v udent or ha ts ,m are F tat h Sity wpolic g e v we ouor yg finaitount wa disc E T A AT T TA R S ETTE O A BT T EG or f ood g s to g ual Am Mutare F tatS m Indemnit are F tatS.11103164G C O ,y panome C omobile Insuranc ut ILon tg Bloomin y panomy C m Indemnit.E T A AT T TA R S ETTE O A BT T EG S T U ISI R VT O N GEN AL A LAC Y A AY DO T NE I NL O Merry Christmas Catholic Church 1200 Valparaiso Blvd 850-678-7813 Mass Times Mass Times December 24 December 24 Childrens Liturgy Childrens Liturgy 4:00 pm 4:00 pm Evening Evening 6:00 pm 6:00 pm Vigil Vigil 10:00 pm 10:00 pm December 25 December 25 Christmas Day Christmas Day 10:00 am 10:00 am Full Service Mini Spa Total RelaxationCelebrating 14 Years!(850) 897-1606 The owners & staff want to thank you for being a loyal customer, neighbor and friend this year & every year!MerryChristmasHappy New Yearand Gift Certificates AvailableFeb. 4 trial before Circuit Judge William Stone in Fort Walton Beach. He said he intends to retire as soon as the trial is over. "I'm ready to be finished as soon as this all gets sorted out, and I'm confident it will get sorted," Campbell said Monday. "When they make a decision, I'll be retired on that day." Campbell has reduced his role with the city and is now a parttime employee. He said he will continue working for the city because he does not have access to his pension benefits after the legal lock was placed on them, and he still needs income. According to city of Niceville human resources, Campbell's pay will not be affected by his part-time status, but he will no longer have full-time benefits. The city of Niceville began using Florida Retirement Services for employee pensions about 10 years ago. Campbell, who began working for the city 38 years ago, has as many years of retirement credit with FRS after paying the service for the years before the city switched to FRS pensions. Campbell said the first hearing before a judge for his case is scheduled Dec. 27. Campbell was arrested in September on charges of four counts of perjury and four counts of falsifying public documents after allegedly failing to disclose $12,750 he received for recruiting sponsors to the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival. Campbell denied all charges and said he expects to be acquitted. "I can't say I've never done anything wrong in my life," Campbell said. "But when it comes down to just making an honest mistake, and that's all it is, an honest mistake, I believe they'll see that." Campbell, 64, was suspended from the county commission by Gov. Rick Scott Sept. 17, hours after his arrest. Only about two months remained in his four-year term. CAMPBELLFrom page A-1 Early release days eyed by school panelBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A committee of representatives from the Okaloosa County School District and Okaloosa County Education Association, which represents the teachers union, discussed creation of a survey to determine the effectiveness of late start and early release in Okaloosa schools at its Dec. 12 meeting in Niceville. Marcus Chambers, chief officer of quality assurance for the school district, said at the meeting he is creating a survey which will ask teachers whether they feel the practice of late start in high schools and early release in elementary and middle schools offers them a useful period of professional development and allows them to effectively handle their students on those shortened days. Schools in Okaloosa County currently have one late start or early release day every month, with high schools beginning at about 10 a.m. on those days and elementary and middle schools beginning on time and releasing at about noon. Times vary from school to school. The shortened days are intended to provide teachers with extra time to plan and develop curriculum. Some high school teachers at the meeting noted that on high school late start days, class periods are only 20 minutes, making it more difficult to get students to focus on instruction. Chambers acknowledged differing views on the process and said the results of his survey would factor heavily into decisions on whether to continue implementing late start and early release. The committee also voted to roll the current working school calendar forward to the calendar meeting Jan. 14, 2013. The working calendar for the 201314 school year currently has Aug. 19, 2013 as the first day of classes. Ryan Gore, information systems director for the school district, said members of the committee are also discussing the possibility of adding four additional teacher work days to the calendar. This year's calendar has four total teacher work days, one after each nine-week grading period. On these days, students have the day off and teachers have the day to finish grading and complete any other organizational tasks. Gore said the committee and other employees of the school district are working to determine where the four additional work days would fit best on the new calendar, if at all. Gore also said the State of Florida has yet to announce whether Okaloosa County qualifies as academically high performing. If the county receives such a designation, its schools would be allowed to start earlier than two weeks before Labor Day. The working 2013-14 calendar was drafted under the assumption that Okaloosa County schools will not receive the designation. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Okaloosa County Schools Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson and Marcus Chambers (seated), chief officer of quality assurance, speak with an Okaloosa County Education Association member at a school calendar meeting Dec. 12 in Niceville.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, December 19, 2012 Page A-5 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithJimmy Cole, 9, Eglin Air Force Base, Eglin Elementary School student Kaylee Board, 9, Crestview, Antioch Elementary School student The joy of giving. I think about Jesus birthday and I get presents. It s about toys and video games.What does Christmas mean to you?Mackenzie Wood, 9, Eglin Air Force Base, Plew Elementary School studentLocation: 33rd Fighter Wing Children s Christmas PartyStacy Miller, 36, Crestview, US Air Force Makai Roach, 10, Eglin Air Force Base, Lewis School student Thomas Board, 32, Crestview, US Air ForceWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.Spending time with family and giving back to the community. Santa! Being with family, and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. With Christ, you are never alone. With Christ, you are never alone. COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. The Family Celebration Service The Family Celebration ServiceSpecial music and a dramatic presentation Special music and a dramatic presentation7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Service of the Word with Carols and Candles Service of the Word with Carols and CandlesSanctuary Choir with String/Woodwind Ensemble Sanctuary Choir with String/Woodwind Ensemble11:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Candlelight Holy Communion Candlelight Holy CommunionGreet Christmas morning in Liturgy and Sacrament Greet Christmas morning in Liturgy and Sacrament with the Sanctuary Choir, Harp and Candlelight with the Sanctuary Choir, Harp and CandlelightTraditional candlelight closing at all services. Nursery provided at 4:30 and 7:30pm.Christmas Eve Worship Schedule Christmas Eve Worship ScheduleMonday, December 24, 2012 Monday, December 24, 2012ST. PAULLUTHERANCHURCH1407 E. John Sims Parkway Niceville 678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com Merry Christmas from the staff at Summit II101 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville Tues-Fri 9-6, Sat 8-2Julie, Ron, Correna, Debbie & Susan MariaAdmin. Asst.Ellen Debbie Sue Ann Pat(850) 897-4897Full Service Hair Care Walk-Ins Welcome Tuesday Friday 9:00 5:00 Saturday 9:00 3:00 Evenings by Appointment Ample ParkingMerry Christmas Merry Christmasfrom From Your Friends at Keller Williams Realty Niceville850-279-4332Niceville Office 4534 Hwy. 20 East Merchants Walk ANNASBRIDAL& FORMAL Panhandle Title, Inc. M M . A A . Z Z i i n n g g D D a a n n c c e e w w e e a a r r HOLLYWOODNAILS Sun HutTanning GEOCommunity COOKEInsurance AgencyTHAISawadee CuisineUNLIMITED EYEWEAR For rental information, call 678-4146. 1145 E. John Sims Parkway NicevilleFOR LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS, VISIT THESE MERCHANTS. We would like to thank all of our tenants & customers for another wonderful year. We hope the coming year will be the best for every one of you, and we wish you a Happy Holiday!~Parkway East Management~ T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n Parkway East Shopping Center Frank Walker, AgentMichelle SalonA Hair Salon

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ArrestsSteven Lawrence Hill II, unemployed, 26, of 1404 22nd St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 10 on a charge of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. Hill's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 2, 2013. *** A 13-year-old Niceville boy was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 8 on a charge of battery domestic violence. The boy's required court date is scheduled Jan. 16, 2013. *** Joseph Curtis Fairley, 39, of 23394 S. U.S. Highway 441, High Springs, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 7 on charges of resisting an officer with violence, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of cocaine and driving while license suspended habitual offender. After stopping Fairley for having a defective left brake light, the arresting officer asked for Fairley's driver's license, proof of insurance and registration. After Fairley failed to provide the requested paperwork, the officer asked Fairley out of the car and handcuffed him. Fairley allegedly began to struggle and spin the officer around, eventually pulling a pill bottle from his pocket and throwing it in a nearby trash can. The officer retrieved the bottle, which allegedly contained seven Oxycodone pills Fairley did not have a prescription for. The officer then searched Fairley's vehicle, finding an envelope holding three plastic bags containing a white powder which later tested positive for cocaine. Fairley's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 29, 2013. *** Fred Allen Vick, 48, of 400 Kelly Road Apt. 38, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 8 on charges of assault on law enforcement and resisting an officer with violence. After responding to a suspected burglary of a vending machine at 400 Kelly Road, the arresting officer allegedly found Vick clearly under the influence of alcohol, yelling profanities at the officers. Vick allegedly swung his fist at the arresting officer, missed, and was wrestled to the ground by the officer. Vick's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 29, 2013. *** Justin Richard Bourgoin, 24, of 105 Harding Road F, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 9 on charges of burglary to a conveyance, petit theft and dealing in stolen property. Allegedly, Bourgoin entered another person's vehicle and removed a GPS device valued at $150 and a radar detector valued at $50. The victim then searched the website Craigslist and found the GPS she believed to be hers for sale on the site. The victim arranged with Bourgoin to meet and inspect the GPS device and then informed Niceville police where Bourgoin would be. The victim identified Bourgoin in surveillance footage of the theft from the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway. Bourgoin's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12, 2013. *** Jonathan E. Hartley, 55, of 232 Selma Highway, Prattville, Ala., was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 11 on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. An Eglin Security Forces officer stopped Hartley at the intersection of Pine Street and Range Road, Niceville, after Hartley's movements led the officer to believe narcotics might have been in the vehicle. A sheriff's deputy arrived and searched the vehicle, finding a hunting knife concealed between the driver's seat and the driver's body. Hartley's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 2, 2013. *** Johnnie Ray Spain, a handyman, 37, giving an at-large address, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 8 on a charge of retail theft. Spain allegedly attempted to steal $389.38 worth of items from the Walmart at 748 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, including a bath rug, cookware, a watch, a dual burner camp stove and a dinner set. Spain's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 29, 2013. DUI arrestsKyle Aaron Wheatley, a maintenance worker, 34, of 1104 Phyllis Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at Regatta Bay Boulevard, Destin, Dec. 10 at 6:34 p.m. Wheatley's required court appearance is scheduled Dec. 26. TheftsA Niceville resident reported someone stole the tag from her vehicle at the business at 626 W. John Sims Parkway Dec. 4. *** A Florida resident reported Dec. 10 an unknown person stole $1,035.41 worth of items from a work truck at the business at 1401 Catmar Road, Niceville. The items included a chain saw, several spools of copper wire, a metal gas can and a computer disk holding pictures. OtherA Niceville resident from the 200 block of Cadillac Avenue reported an unknown person removed the screen from one of his windows and kicked a hole four inches wide in his bedroom door Dec. 4. 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.Page A-6 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentAdvertising Director NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 10, 2012 through December 16, 2012. 0 Structure Fire20 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 2 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME N. Palm Blvd........................................Medical...........................12/10/12.................06:35 Campbell Drive....................................Medical...........................12/10/12.................08:07 Palm Blvd/John Sims..........................Vehicle crash.................12/10/12.................09:22 E. John Sims Pkwy.............................Vehicle crash.................12/10/12.................10:58 Nathey Avenue....................................Medical...........................12/10/12.................15:34 Roberts Drive......................................Service Call....................12/10/12.................16:25 27th Street...........................................Medical...........................12/10/12.................23:52 Reeves Street......................................Medical...........................12/11/12.................02:16 Elderberry Lane...................................Medical...........................12/11/12.................10:57 30th Street...........................................Medical...........................12/12/12.................06:02 E. John Sims Pkwy.............................Medical...........................12/12/12.................09:52 N. Partin Drive.....................................Medical...........................12/12/12.................14:40 Cook Street..........................................Medical...........................12/12/12.................15:56 E. Highway 20.....................................Vehicle crash.................12/13/12.................09:34 Edgewater Drive..................................Fire alarm.......................12/13/12.................09:38 2nd Street............................................Service call.....................12/13/12.................13:45 Hill Lane...............................................Medical...........................12/13/12.................17:57 E. John Sims Pkwy.............................Medical...........................12/14/12.................10:59 Lanman Road.....................................Medical...........................12/14/12.................23:56 N. Partin Drive.....................................Medical...........................12/15/12.................05:01 Balsam Drive.......................................Fire Alarm.......................12/15/12.................11:24 Azalea Drive........................................Medical...........................12/15/12.................17:29 Ivy Avenue...........................................Medical...........................12/15/12.................21:34 E. John Sims Pkwy.............................Medical...........................12/16/12.................09:28 E. John Sims Pkwy.............................Medical...........................12/16/12.................09:44 SR 85/SR 123.....................................Medical...........................12/16/12.................11:14 Hickory Ave..........................................Service call.....................12/16/12.................15:20 Weeden Island....................................Medical...........................12/16/12.................17:28 Weekly Safety Tip: The US Fire Administration recommends not linking more than three light strands, unless the directions indicate it s safe to do so. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 9, 2012 through December 16, 2012. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Rd.....................Medical...............................12/9/12..........................16:40 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical...............................12/10/12.......................22:50 N. Bermuda Circle....................Medical...............................12/11/12........................09:09 E. Hwy. 20.................................Vehicle accident.................12/11/12........................11:27 E. Hwy. 20.................................Medical...............................12/11/12........................12:06 Putter Dr....................................Medical...............................12/11/12........................13:29 Glenlake Circle.........................Medical...............................12/12/12.......................05:13 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical...............................12/12/12.......................10:15 Turnberry Way..........................Public assist.......................12/12/12.......................11:20 Bay Drive..................................Gas leak.............................12/13/12.......................11:24 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical...............................12/13/12.......................11:38 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical...............................12/13/12.......................20:19 Windward Circle.......................Medical...............................12/14/12.......................12:20 Cat Mar Road...........................Medical...............................12/14/12.......................17:10 Merchants Way.........................Medical...............................12/14/12.......................19:05 Merchants Way.........................Medical...............................12/15/12.......................07:11 Balsam Dr.................................Dispatched & Cancelled....12/15/12.......................11:26 Brookhaven Way......................EMS call.............................12/15/12.......................17:30 Merchants Way.........................EMS call.............................12/15/12.......................19:13 Bay Drive..................................Assist invalid......................12/16/12.......................06:35 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.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: Natasha Ann Mohnke Wanted for: VOP Possession of Cocaine Height: 5-feet, 5-inches Weight: 130 Age: 35 Date of birth: 07-29-1977 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Name: Daniel William Smith Wanted for: VOP Burglary & Grand Theft Height: 5-feet, 7-inches Weight: 140 Age: 22 Date of birth: 12-26-1989 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Senior Day Tuesday20% OFF Normal Prices every Tuesday for everyone over 55 years of age.20% Discount Certificatewith each gift card purchase between now and Christmas. This way both you and a friend win!10% Off Massageson our slower days... 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Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. On November 12-13, 2012, two (2) distribution compliance samples were collected which indicated the presence of total coliform bacteria. Since our system may have no more than one (1) sample collected in a compliance month test positive for coliform bacteria, our system exceeded the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total coliform for November 2012. All required additional repeat samples taken on November 14, 2012, were absent of total coliform bacteria. What Should I Do? There is nothing you need to do at this time. Total coliform bacteria are generally not harmful themselves. Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful, bacteria may be present. What happened? What is being done? We have since taken the required additional repeat samples, as described in the paragraph above. The additional repeat samples showed we are meeting drinking water standards. If you have further questions or for more information, please contact: Mike Mosley, 897-4937. This notice is being sent to you by Lake Sharon Estates Water System. State Water System ID#:1660407.MONITORINGREQUIREMENTSNOTMETFORLAKESHARONESTATESWATERSYSTEM Joseph Curtis Fairley SHOP ONLINE: WWW.BAYVIEWMOTORCOMPANY.COM $13,4502006 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500Ext Cab, Like New Inside & Out, New Tires $36801998 FORD EXPLOREROnly 98K Miles, Leather, Sunroof, New Tires $97752003 FORD F-150Super Nice, Crew Cab, Leather, Like New $59901997 GMC YUKON 4X4Leather, 4X4, Great Condition 850-678-0014209 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville Across from Turkey Creek Park A MASSAGE EXPERIENCE1813 John Sims Pkwy. 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Merry Christmas!And a Happy, Healthy New Year! from the staff of the Bay Beacon THEBAYBEACON,,Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Page A-7 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Luke 2:1-20 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David;) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.I bring you tidings of great joy Unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior

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Special to the Beacon Valparaiso residents Linda and Rob Holloway recently returned from Lakeland, where they participated in the Florida Senior Games State Championship, bringing home five medals. The Senior Games are held annually to offer seniors 50 years of age and older an opportunity to compete in a wide range of sporting activities. In addition to the excitement of participating in these games, they enjoyed meeting fellow competitors from across Florida, the nation and Canada. Linda Holloway won the silver metal in the 5K, 800 meter and the 400 meter running events, while Rob Holloway won the gold metal in the 5K and the bronze metal in the 800 meter running events. Both qualified for the National Senior Games to be held in Cleveland, Ohio in July. For more information about the Senior Games, events and other particulars, contact your local city recreation director or visit the web site flasports.com. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 This is the time of year that we like to stop and reflect on the things in life that are so important to us all. First, it is a great honor and privilege to live and work in this great country. As an Air Force Veteran of 14 years and local business owner serving our community, I have the highest respect for those who serve our country and defend it for our freedom. Words can t express the gratitude you deserve. Thank You. For those who contribute to making this a wonderful community in which we live work and play safely, our police and fire department, you are always there to serve and protect. Thank You. To the teachers, your dedication to our children, teaching, mentoring and guiding them to become our next generation of leaders in our community and country, thank you. To the local government and civic leaders always looking for ways to better serve us all, thank you. And, to everyone doing their part in making our community the best place in the United States to live and raise a family, thank you. As a successful business owner, there isn t a day that goes by where I don t reflect on what it takes to be one of the largest providers of residential heating, air conditioning and plumbing service. Our team of professionals perform their daily operations of service, repair and installation all times of the day, all days of the week in all extremes of weather. I am proud of all of you and thank you. For those who we have served in the past and those who will give us the opportunity to serve in the future, we would not be in business without you. Thank You. I would like to wish everyone mentioned above and all of those who read this, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Lenny Siers, Owner One Air Conditioning & Heating and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing are located at 321 Hwy. 85 Niceville. 389-4611Advertising Feature One Hour Air Conditioning & HeatingWe have much to be thankful for this season One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating participating in the NicevilleValparaiso 2012 Christmas Parade. Airman is welcomed home from deployment as his son and daughter greet him with a hug. The City of Niceville and Valparaiso are both great communities that we can be proud of. 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The team celebrated Senior Night Thursday in a 1-1 tie at home against Pace. The 2012-13 Niceville Lady Eagles seniors are, from left, McKenzie Ward, Kaitlyn Brown, Miranda O Neil, Kristine Normand, Savannah Boswell, Elana Pete, and Rachel Shelikoff. Linda and Rob Holloway at the Senior Games. ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Valp. couple win 5 medals at Sr. GamesNHS golfers lead team to titleIn a close defense of its title from a strong challenge from its rivals to the East, a group of the best high school golfers in the Florida panhandle battled it out Dec. 8-9 at the premier match play event of the season: The Panhandle Cup. The West team returned home with the trophy as the East team fell one-half point shy of retrieving the Cup. This years event took place on The Meadows course at the Bay Point Wyndham Resort in Panama City Beacha. The West Team, which has won the competition five of the last six years, jumped out to an early lead (4.5 to 1.5) after the morning fourball matches. The East returned the favor in the afternoon, winning four of its six matches to tie the score (5.5 to 5.5). A Sunday morning final match gave the West honors (6.5 to 5.5) going into the Sunday singles. The momentum and energy kept the matches close during the singles competition and the East closed the gap to 12 to 12, a half point shy of the total needed (12.5) to take the Cup. Panhandle Cup Director John Baker said, Match play just doesnt get any better than the 12-12 tie the teams played to this weekend. It was exciting and colorful all the way to the last putt. The match play event pits 12 of the best high school golfers from the eastern Florida Panhandle against 12 of their counterparts from the western Panhandle. Each team is made up of eight boys and four girls, East vs. West, in a Ryder/Solheim Cup format. Local golfers on the West team were Andrew Smith in the boys competition, and Kayla Bloor and Antonia Poate, all of Niceville High School. Lewis, NWFSC cagers meetThe Lewis School boys and girls basketball teams attended the Northwest Florida State College Quality Inn Classic basketball games Nov. 3 and enjoyed a special reception, where they met the players and received signed posters.

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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 1 1 9 9 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Ballet Conservatory and Destin School of Music and Dance will perform their annual presentation of The Nutcracker Friday Dec. 21, 7 p.m., and Saturday Dec. 22, 2 p.m., at the South Walton High School auditorium, Santa Rosa Beach. Noreen Poppell, the shows director, has presented The Nutcracker since 2000. Each year she makes small changes to surprise the audience, because many former students and attendees come back to see the show. The students love it and I love seeing them grow as dancers and performers, Poppell said. This really provides many wonderful memories, not only for the dancers but for the entire family. More than 80 dancers and crew, 43 from the NicevilleValparaiso area, will participate in the holiday classic with detailed costumes, elegant backdrops and new props. The cast also grows larger each year, Poppell added. Tickets will be sold for $20 at the door and the proceeds of the show will go to the schools scholarship fund. The production features the classic story of Clara, a young girl whose holiday dream of her Nutcracker Prince takes the audience into a world of dancing and classical music. Georgia Pearce, a Niceville High senior, will play the role of Clara in Saturdays performance. She has been performing in the schools Nutcracker since 2005, but this will be her first lead role. Ive kind of grown up with The Nutcracker and watched my friends grow up in it, Georgia said. Georgia has danced for more than 13 years, with a short break to try other sports. She will graduate in June and plans to attend college in the fall. Its kind of bittersweet, Georgia said. Its fun to be Clara for my final performance, but its sad thinking I dont get to dance it next year. Courtesy photo From left, Mariah McClaren, Addie Winjum, Georgia Pearce, Min-Ha Jablonski, and Dru Swain, teacher at Ruckel Middle School, performing the party scene of The Nutcracker at a dress rehearsal Dec. 15.The Nutcracker set Dec. 21-22 Please see BALLET, page B-4 Country club collects donations for Sharing and CaringRocky Bayou Country Club Ladies Golf Association collected cash, personal care items and more than 100 pounds of nonperishable food to donate to Sharing and Caring Dec. 11 at its 2012 Christmas Luncheon. From left: Sandra Miller, event co-chair, Carol Whited Elliott, LGA president, Lauren Cochran, Sharing & Caring representative, and Jo Burger, event cochair. Norm Leonpacher s boat, Power Packer, will appear in the boat parade on Saturday. His boat won best overall entry in the Destin boat parade on Dec. 9. Courtesy of HD Action PhotographyChristmas boat parade SaturdayBy Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Bluewater Bay Marina will host its first Christmas Boat Parade and Decorating Contest Saturday at 5:30 p.m. around the Rocky Bayou. The marina will not charge a registration fee since this is its first parade, Jimmie Boisjolie, parade coordinator, said. The marina is stepping outside of the box, Boisjolie said. Were fortunate to have our docks full and would like to provide more activities for patrons. The parade will depart from the Bluewater Bay Marina and will be led by the marinas pumpout boat. Boats will travel North to Nelsons Cove, around Rocky Bayou, then head South to the Rocky No. 1 marker and return to the marina. Spectators can view the lit boats in the parade from the Bluewater Bay Marina boardwalk, LJ Schooners Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar and several other places with bayou frontage. Overall best entry winner of the Destin boat parade, Norm Leonpacher of Niceville, will participate in the parade. He will show off his prize-winning 50foot cruiser, Power Packer, that took more than a month to decorate with the help of his wife, Carolyn. Please see PARADE, page B-2 EYEWEAR UNLIMITED IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970Charles Henriott Owner & Optician35 years experience678-0099 678-6211Come in today to see some of the hottest fashions in eyewear. Call Dr. Brenci today to set up your eye exam.Dr. Amanda BrenciO.D. Board Certified Optometrist (850) 678-8876Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18 Law Office ofSAMUEL M. PEEKThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Probate Wills Trusts Estate Planning Powers of Attorney Medical Directives 678-1178222 Government Avenue Niceville, FL 32578 850-863-2153Fort Walton Destin NicevilleComprehensive Orthopaedic Care General Orthopaedics Total Joint Revision Sports Medicine General Podiatry Arthritis Prevention & Care Bone Density Scanning Complete Spine Care Total Joint Reconstruction Minimal Invasive Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery Full Body MRI Physical TherapyWilliam R. Marshall, MDOrthopaedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Joint ReplacementAll major insurance accepted, including TricareEight Board Certified Physicians RBCS students dance for Pavilion residentsRocky Bayou Christian School Victor s class danced for the residents of the Niceville Twin Cities Pavilion Nov. 14. The dance routines were led by dance choreographer/instructor Anna Maria Goodloe, who studied at the San Francisco Ballet, while Joe Quilit, the class teacher, provided music by playing an acoustic guitar and ukulele.

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Relay for Life sign-ups The Niceville-Valparaiso Relay for Life is accepting team participants for its Relay for Life run/walk April 19, 6 p.m., to Apr. 20, 8 a.m., at the Niceville High School. The proceeds will benefit cancer research, lodging at Hope Lodges around the world and travel expenses for patients and their families. There is a $100 registration fee due before the run/walk and can be done by fundraising. Contact Scott Page to sign-up at viperamf2001@yahoo.com or Andrea Oliver at Andrea821@aol.com or relayforlife.org. NWFB 5K/10K run or walk Northwest Florida Ballet will host its third annual New Years Resolution 5K/10K Run and Walk Jan. 19, 9 a.m., starting and ending at Fort Walton Beach Landing, Fort Walton Beach. To register go to www.nwfbrun.com or nfballet.org by Jan 17. or the day of the event, 8-8:30 a.m. If registered by Jan. 7 the cost for adults is $30 for the 10K and $25 for the 5K. For children under 12 the cost for the 5K is $15. After Jan. 7 the cost for adults is $35 for the 10K and $30 for the 5K. For children under 12 the 5K is $20. An awards ceremony will follow at the Fort Walton Beach Landing, Fort Walton Beach. All proceeds benefit the Northwest Florida Ballet. Contact 664-7787 for more information. NWFSC poster contest Northwest Florida State College is accepting poster design entries for its 50th Anniversary celebration poster design contest. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2013. The contest offers an $800 honorarium to the top winner. Contest rules and entry forms are on www.nwfsc.edu/50. The contest is open to students, alumni, the general public and employees. The artistic medium used is open with no restrictions. Submission of digital art, watercolor, oil, illustration, photography, etc. are all acceptable, however all entries must be formatted in a vertical, poster format suitable for print reproduction. 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. Donate blood Northwest Florida Blood Services will host a blood drive on Dec. 21, noon-6 p.m., at the Walmart, Niceville. Donors will receive a $5 Walmart gift card. Snacks and drinks will be provided to donators. Contact Lynda Krupka 862-4216 or Lynda.Krupka@oneblood.org. Trout fishing seminar Northlight Marina and Yamaha will host a free seminar on winter trout fishing Dec. 19, 6 p.m., with a free buffet at 5:30 p.m., at Northlight Marina, Niceville. Local experts will offer tips and tricks on catching bigger trout during the colder months of the year. Contact Joe at 516-0709. Pavilion Angel Tree Twin Cities Pavilions Angel Tree is full of angels (residents) and ready to be adopted. All gift baskets must be delivered to the Pavilion by the end-of-day Dec. 19. The residents Christmas party will also take place Dec. 21, 2 p.m., at 1053 John Sims Parkway and Juniper Road. Sponsors are welcome to attend. Contact Jeanne Barr at 833-9212 for more information. Lewis School chorus concert The Lewis School Chorus will hold its Sounds of the Season concert Dec. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Lewis cafeteria, 281 Mississippi Ave., Valparaiso. Contact 833-4130. Christmas bird count The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society engages in the national effort to help determine the health and general distribution of all bird species in North America. The Christmas Bird Count will take place Dec. 20 over 24 hours. The results will help manage bird populations and identify environmental problems, such as pesticide misuse and groundwater contamination. Contact Jamie Hill to be a spotter or recorder at 323-2001. The Nutcracker Join the Bluewater Bay Ballet Conservatory and Destin School of Music and Dance for its presentation of The Nutcracker Dec. 21, 7 p.m., and 22, 2 p.m., at South Walton High School auditorium, 645 Greenway Trail, off Highway 331, Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $20, cash only, at the door. Contact 837-1133. Christmas boat parade Bluewater Bay Marina will host its first Christmas Boat Parade and Decorating Contest Dec. 22, 5:30 p.m., free of charge, around Rocky Bayou, Niceville. There will be a participants meeting at 4 p.m. before the parade at L.J. Schooners Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville. Awards and festivities will follow at L.J. Schooners Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar with live entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus. Contact frontdesk@bwb-marina.com or 897-2821 to register by Dec. 22. Salvation Army fundraiser The Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club will ring the Salvation Armys bell to collect donations for the organization Dec. 21 and Dec. 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Winn-Dixie, 4512 Highway 20, Niceville. Children s Christmas party United for a Good Cause Inc. will host its first Emerald Coast Christmas Miracle Childrens party Dec. 22, 2-6 p.m., at the Christian Life Center of First Baptist Church, 21 First St. SE, Fort Walton Beach. The party is a Latin-flavored fiesta open to needy children/families regardless of race, ethnicity or creed. There will be food, games, music, singers, church choirs, clowns, magicians, dance contests for bikes and more. The party is free and attendees receive a new toy for coming. Santa will also be present with his elves. Monetary donations and volunteers welcomed. Contact Estela 305-3686, or David 368-3505. First Presbyterian service First Presbyterian Church will hold its 22nd annual Christmas Eve service Dec. 24, 7-8 p.m., in the Sanctuary, 1800 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville. There will be an abundance of congregational carols as well as anthems by the choir and selected solos. The service is free and open to the public. St. Paul Lutheran service Celebrate Christmas Eve Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m., at the church, 1407 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, with a Family Celebration Service, 7:30 p.m., Service of Carols and Candles, and 11 p.m. with a Candlelight Holy Communion. The evening will offer a drama, choirs and solos. There will also be a candlelight closing in all three services. Contact 678-1298. Soccer winter camp The FC Dallas Emerald Coast will host two soccer winter camps, Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4 at the Twin Oaks Soccer Complex, Niceville. Elementary school ages will be 911a.m. and middle school ages will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Contact Maria Jordan 496-9183 or rec@fcdallas-ec.com to register. The cost is $40 for FCDEC players and $50 for non-FCD and non-STARS. GRACE Rides fundraiser GRACE Rides will host a fundraiser Dec. 28, 7 p.m., at Howl at the Moon, Okaloosa Island. Tickets are $10 and include cover charge, three raffle tickets and one free sponsored drink. The proceeds go to the GRACE Rides program operating at Oak Heaven Stable, Niceville. Contact Sherry Hall for tickets 259-9195 or sherry@gracerides.com. Softball tryouts High Intensity Softball of Niceville will host tryouts for the spring/summer 2013 team on Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-noon, at the Ruckel Middle School softball field, Niceville. Girls born in 1998 and later are 14U eligible. Contact Kevin Watts at 642-1232 or wattskt@cox.net. Round the Bay relay A 36.8-mile, six-person relay around Choctawhatchee Bay will take place Dec. 29, 6:30 a.m. staggered start, at the start/finish line at Fudpuckers in Okaloosa Island. The relay legs are 8.8 miles, 7.6, 6.1, 3.6, 4.6 and 5.8. The cost is $25 per runner, $20 for Northwest Florida Track Club members. Runners receive a long sleeve, DriFit Neon race shirt, swag bag and a post-race party at Fudpuckers. Contact Dennis at samacd@valp.net. Audubon Society meeting The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will host its free, public, monthly meeting Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m., in room 132 of the Student Services Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The program, titled Hombres, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves: Bottlenose dolphin site fidelity, habitat use, and causes of mortality along the Western Florida Panhandle, will be presented by Steve Shippee, of the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge and the University of Central Florida. Contact Walt Spence 582-7064. Museum education workshops The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will host its first Home School Fridays and Hands on History Saturdays education workshop Jan. 4 and 5, 10 a.m.noon, on Native Americans in Your Backyard, at the museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The program is for grades K-6 and for home school families on Friday and for families of the general public on Saturday The cost is $7 per child, or $5 for museum family members. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Contact 678-2615. Little League sign-ups The Niceville-Valparaiso Little League is holding sign-ups for its baseball and fast-pitch softball teams Jan. 5 and Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Ruckel Middle School cafeteria, Niceville. The season begins in February 2013 for boys and girls ages 4-12. Registration online is also available at www.nvllb.net. Cooper-ClampittJamie Cooper and Jason Clampitt of Niceville were married Dec. 7, 2012, in a private ceremony at a home in Niceville. The couple plan a honeymoon trip in 2013. Weddings Jamie and Jason ClampittPage B-2 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY Weddings, Engagements, or Special Anniversaries?We would like to let everyone in your hometown know about! Just write up a little article and enclose a photo and bring it by or mail it to: Beacon Newspapers 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Christmas bird countThe Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will host a Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 20. Spotters and recorders identify birds over 24 hours, like the hooded mergansers above. Anniversary Roy and Gwen SuttonLeonpacher started decorating the boat on Veterans Day and was still attaching lights the morning of the Destin boat parade on Dec. 9, he said. Maggie Browns 35-foot Catalina will also appear in the parade and players of the Niceville High School soccer team will ride in the vessel. One winner will be awarded first place. If a marina patron, the winner will receive a one month free slip fee. If the winner is not a marina patron, he or she will receive a $300 Bluewater Bay store credit. We have a passion for doing this, Leonpacher said. We do not do this for prizes, we do it for the fun. Boats will be judged on their decorations, style, light displays and attractions. There will be no throwing candy during the parade. Boats must be registered to participate in the event and may be photographed by the event, along with passengers. The images will be posted online for parade participants to retrieve. There will be a meeting of parade participants the day of the parade at 4 p.m. to receive instructions and information. The boats should be fully decorated and registered for the parade prior to the meeting. To obtain a registration form participants can contact 8972821 or e-mail frontdesk@bwb-marina. The deadline for registration is 4 p.m., Dec. 22. Awards and festivities will follow after the parade at LJ Schooners Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Niceville. There will be live entertainment and a visit by Santa Claus. PARADEFrom page B-1Bill Readdy of Niceville was re-elected treasurer of the Okaloosa County Republican Party Executive Committee Dec. 3 for the 2013-2014 term. He will be in office for a two-year term. *** The Ruckel Junior Varsity academic team placed second in the Middle School Academic tournament Dec. 8, at Ruckel Middle School. The team, Randy Tyson, Seth Watts, Matthew Murphy, Ella Wright, Rileigh Harrelson, Ryan Alford, were coached by Sonja Love and Geoffrey Watson. *** Catherine Boswell of Niceville was voted by her peers as Edge Elementarys 2012/2013 Teacher of the Year. Whos News Bill Readdy Catherine BoswellRoy and Gwen SuttonRoy and Gwen Sutton of Niceville celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Dec. 16, 2012. The couple met at Florida State University and were married in Lakeland, Fla., on Dec. 16, 1972. Gwen is an out-patient coordinator at Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville, and Roy is a realtor with Century 21 Wilson Minger Agency, Inc. The couple have two children, Matthew and Shannon. The couple celebrated their anniversary by traveling to the North Georgia mountains with their family. Roy is blessed to still be married to the love of his life and looks forward to another 40 years. IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growChristmas Eve Services 5 p.m. Family Service with puppet pageant "Once in a Manger" 8 p.m. Candlelight Servicewww.iacdestin.org Pointing The Way To Jesus 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 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

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Golf tourney raises $520 for Sharing and CaringThe second annual Bluewater Bay Men s Golf Association and Ladies Golf Association Christmas Charity Golf Tournament was held on Dec. 8 to raise money for Sharing and Caring, at the Bluewater Bay Golf Course, Niceville. Barbara Sims, president of the BWBLGA, presented a check for $520 Dec. 11 to President of Sharing and Caring Delle Diamon with Art Jean, far right, president of BWBMGA. RBCS 10th in state high school Knowledge MastersRocky Bayou Christian School placed 10th in the state in the Knowledge Master Open High School Division Dec. 5 with a score of 1181. The academic team participants from left, front row: Marcus Fort, Josh Birdsong, Co-Captain Ian Kampert and Co-Captain Audrey Stevens. Second row: Wade Weiderhold, Christian Yun, Jessica Sandlin, James Sung, Cameron Esses and Stefan Makarov. Back row: Seth Kerstein, Will Makarov, Noah Kerstein and Ethan Harris. Not pictured are Priscilla Baum and Harrison Martin. The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant to the Executive Director. The Assistant shall perform all duties as requested by the Executive Director to accomplish the Directors responsibilities. Specifically, the Assistant will oversee the construction of nine small bridges for the environmental restoration projects and perform contract administration of various infrastructure projects on Eglin AFB. Applicant should have experience in the Engineering/Constructi on field along with Contract Administration experience. Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: Mid-Bay Bridge Authority PO Box 5037 Niceville, FL 32578 or E-mail: staff@mid-bay.com Resumes will be accepted through December 29, 2012 Home care agency looking for part-time companions to join our team in all areas. Dr s appt., grocery shopping & meal preparation are just a few. Visit us at Visitingyouhomecare.comLooking for a home or a job? 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Anna Hall, a Niceville High senior, will play Clara on Fridays performance. Clara is the only role that will swap. All other cast members will perform both nights. Brittany Swain, a real-estate agent and dance teacher from Bluewater Bay, will play the sugarplum fairy. Emma Ludwig, a Bluewater Bay Elementary School kindergartener, will represent the youngest of three generations of her family in the show as she performs the role of a young party guest. Emmas parents, Nicki and Jamie Ludwig, will appear as guests in the opening party scene. Emmas grandparents, Tammie and Tim Johnson, will perform as Herr and Frau Silberhaus, who host the party in the show. Emmas aunt, Kyrsten Johnson, a Northwest Florida State College student, will also share the stage with her family during the party scene, and later appear as a snowflake, a Russian dancer, and a rose princess. There is one other cast member in kindergarten performing in the party scene, Poppell said. The rest of the cast are in second grade and up. Melissa Pearce, Georgias mother and volunteer at the studio, has seen the dancers work just as hard and long as soccer and softball players. For many dancers, its their sport, Pearce said. The girls will be dancing en pointe, except the younger girls that havent been put en pointe yet, Georgia said. En pointe is a French phrase meaning to dance on the tips of ones toes. Auditions were held in September and the cast list was posted a couple weeks later, Georgia said. Any dancer from either school who was at least 7 years old could audition. Rehearsals began in October and were held almost every weekend, she added. All rehearsals took place at the Bluewater Bay studio, but dancers from Poppells Destin School of Music and Dance also participated. To audition, dancers signed up and performed. The director and staff decided who was best for each role. The schools plan to hold a recital May 18. We just want to continue to provide the best dance education for our students, Poppell said. The production cast and crew from the Niceville-Valparaiso area are: Jamie Barnes, Alexis Desnoyer, Colleen Ellis, Sarah Gaedecke, Anna Hall, Aydan Horrigan, Olivia Huff, Min-Ha Jablonksi, Katherine Johnson, Kyrsten Johnson, Tammie Johnson, Tim Johnson, Victoria Lay, Parker Lee, Emma Ludwig, Jamie Ludwig, Nicki Ludwig, Lindsay Marrion, Chloe Masaitis, Lauren Matthews, Mariah McClaren, Jaimie McCracken, Christy McInnis, Madison McInnis, Brianna McKenna, Reagan McMullan, Indira Mishra, Jasmine Mishra, Debbie Nardo, Ralph Nardo, Marlyse Noble, Georgia Pearce, Claire Ponder, Keilana Quilit, Christina Sommer, Scarlett Stevens Brittany Swain, Dru Swain, Susan Swain, Caroline Swanick, Bailey Tate Kailey Threet and Rebecca Wheeler. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 NHS third in academic tournamentThe Niceville High School Academic Team placed third in the state in the Knowledge Master Open High School Division Dec. 5 with a score of 1496. From left, front row: Ciara Ordner, Victoria Marks, Sabrina Valenti, Alex Fager, Colton Abbott, Sophia Bergmann, Second row: Matthew Markwardt, Ricky Gal, Kyle Saleeby, Tyler Gaedecke, and Back row: Erin England, Kyle Marocchini, Hayden Boilini, Liam Schmidt and Wyatt Kartvedt. Not pictured are Georgia Pearce, Monica Hsiang and Cody McWilliams. Ruckel All County Band to perform in concertTwenty-eight Ruckel Middle School musicians, led by band director Eddie Steadman, were selected for the 2013 Okaloosa All County Band and will perform at the All County concert Feb. 1, 7 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. The 2013 Ruckel All-County Band members are: Daniel Abel, Nathan Anthony, Hunter Brake, Trey Buck, Dillon Buckley, Lauren Cole, Claire Crist, Perrin Davis, Anna Freeman, Julia Freeman, Meredith Freeman, Olivia Glaze, John Hencinski, Jacqueline Hruby, Madelyn Huston, Austin Jacobs, Katarina Marshall, Mandy Martin, Camille Miles, Ryan Murphey, Lauren Murray, Mason Ramby, Jordyn Riley, Grace Smales, Jazzlyn Timper, Alexandria Tolbert, Zachary Verzwyvelt and Colton Williams. Courtesy photo Georgia Pearce, left, will dance the role of Clara Saturday and Anna Hall, right, will dance the role on Friday. BALLETFrom page B-1 4.1 HOURS broken armat other ERs Come Ring in the New Year withLive DJ!$2Champagnes!$799All you can drink Champagne!$550Domestic Pitchers!Special NEW YEARS appetizer Menu! FREE Champagne toast at Midnight! 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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Niceville Building Inspector Darcy Chaney said Publix Super Markets officials intend to submit final building plans by the end of December for their planned store northwest of the intersection of John Sims Parkway and Rocky Bayou Drive in Niceville. Chaney, who spoke of the plans at the Niceville City Council meeting Dec. 11, said the Publix officials want to begin construction on the store no later than the first week of February 2013. The city of Niceville received preliminary plans for the site, which is owned by Valparaiso Realty, in October. Those plans call for the construction of a 45,600-squarefoot Publix building and as many as 13 adjacent stores, ranging from 1,400 to 2,900 square feet, for retailers to be determined later. Once Publix officials submit the building plans, they will be subject to approval by Chaney and Niceville Fire Inspector Mike Valenzuela. If the plans are approved, Publix will be issued a building permit and will be able to begin construction. Chaney said the construction of a Publix store may stir up interest development on land near the Publix lot. "Hopefully this will kick start development of some other places, like the Home Depot lot," Chaney said, referring to land west of the Publix lot, long earmarked for a Home Depot store, but still undeveloped. "If people start seeing other stores start shooting up in the area, I think it'll encourage them to start building." In October, Bruce Price, Niceville director of public works, said a traffic roundabout would be constructed on Rocky Bayou Drive to connect it to the Publix shopping center. This roundabout would connect to a service road running along the north side of John Sims, linking the Publix center with the Walmart shopping center to the west by way of a bridge over Swift Creek. Plans also show as many as three accesses to John Sims from the service road east of Swift Creek. Chaney said Publix officials do not yet have a definite plan for when construction on the project will be complete. In other business Dec. 11, the city council voted to approve four land-use recommendations by the Niceville Planning Commission: two subBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer James Campbell, a former Okaloosa County commissioner who was stripped of office in September after his arrest on official-misconduct charges, said he will remain in his position as City of Niceville recreation director until his trial, scheduled for early February, is over. In the days following his arrest Sept. 17, Campbell had announced he would retire Oct. 25. After his arrest, however, the Florida Department of Management Services placed a legal lock on his state pension. Campbell's benefit rights will be determined based on the outcome of the trial, according to a DMS spokesman. Florida public officials convicted of felonies touching their office typically lose their state pensions. Campbell, who said he expects to be acquitted, faces a By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Rodney Nobles, former Okaloosa County School District deputy superintendent of operations, became interim principal of Niceville High School Dec. 11, succeeding Marcus Chambers, who was named chief officer of quality assurance for the district. Nobles will be principal for the remainder of the school year. He said he would apply for permanent appointment to the position. Chambers was recommended for his new position by the new superintendent of schools, Mary Beth Jackson, and was confirmed by the Okaloosa County School Board Dec. 10. Nobles, 58, lived in Niceville for 19 years before moving to Crestview 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 19, 2012 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy the Lewis School Chorus in its winterconcert in the Lewis cafeteria Valparaiso. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Stop by to donate to the Salvation Army while Mid-Bay Rotary Club members ring the bell at Winn Dixie Niceville. Friday, noon-6 p.m. Donate blood at the Niceville Walmart and receive a free $5 Walmart gift card. Friday, 7 p.m. See the Ballet Conservatory’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker” at the South Walton High School auditorium Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $20 at the door. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Watch the Bluewater Bay Marina’s first Christmas boat parade on the Rocky Bayou Niceville. See Calendar, B-2. COMING UP Please see CAMPBELL, page A-4 Please see PUBLIX, page A-3 Police BlotterPage A-6Pension on hold, Campbell remains on job in Niceville Publix may start building store early in 2013 Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Children dressed as angels took part in the Valparaiso Assembly of God's live Nativity display last weekend. The display, whic h featured members of the church, as well as donkeys, goats and birds, was held at 571 Valparaiso Parkway to herald mankind's annual celebration of the b irth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem over 2,000 years ago. 'On earth peace, good will toward men' Rodney Nobles eight years ago. Nobles began his education career at Niceville High School in 1985, teaching math and coaching football and wrestling for four years. He then went to Fort Walton Beach High School as an assistant principal, and later became principal at Bruner Middle School and Laurel Hill School. After serving at Laurel Hill, Nobles took his most recent position in school district operations, which he held for the past six years. Nobles said the Niceville High School faculty and students are helping to ease his transition. "I'm extremely pleased with how I've been greeted here," Nobles said. "I couldn’t ask for a more gracious welcome." New principal takes Niceville High helmBeacon photo by Daniel Elsesser James Campbell, a former Okaloosa County commissioner, plans to retire as City of Niceville recreation director after his scheduled trial on official misconduct charges. Campbell had initially announced his plans to retire Oct. 25, but he changed his mind after state officials blocked his pension benefits pending the outcome of the trial. Publix Super Markets Inc. intends to submit building plans to the city of Niceville for its planned store northwest of the intersection of Rocky Bayou Drive and John Sims Parkway by the end of December, according to a city building official. The store (to be built on land indicated by the red circle) would be 45,600 square feet and would be adjacent to as many as 13 smaller stores, according to site plans submitted to the city in October.

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divisionproposals from Valparaiso Realty, a rezoning request by the Okaloosa County School District for Niceville High School's billboard and a rezoning request for Holt-Phillips' land at Madison Street to be rezoned to C-2 (commercial) with an exception to allow the construction of ministorage. The Valparaiso Realty approvals were for a 45-lot project to be built on Forest Road on land currently occupied by Rocky Bayou Stables and for a 17-lot subdivision on Bayshore Drive near Shirk's Bayou. The Madison Street land, which is owned by HoltPhillips Inc. and was previously zoned R-3 (multiple family), currently houses 14 rental trailers, which the owner plans to remove to make way for the ministorage complex. The land surrounding Niceville High School's billboard on John Sims Parkway was approved for rezoning from R-1A (residential single family) to RNC (residential, neighborhood and commercial). The school and school district requested the rezoning in order to be able to apply for a permit for the billboard. The Florida Department of Transportation informed the school district that, because of the Coastal Bank and Trust logo on the sign, the billboard constitutes off-site advertising and requires a state permit. PUBLIXFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Diamond Worksinc. WWW.DIAMONDWORKSJEWELRY.COM850-244-5252 | PARKPLACEPLAZA| 323 PAGEBACONRD. | MARYESTHER HolidaySale!20%-70% off Choose Baywalk, you deserve the best!4566 Hwy 20E, Ste. 104 • Niceville • www.baywalk2.comROCKY BAYOU RARE FIND! 2998 sq ft. 4 Bed, 3.5 Baths. All brick home. Formal dining, large kitchen with breakfast bar, family room, living room, bonus room upstairs. Side load garage. Many extras. $395,000. MAGNOLIA PLANTATION– Gated Community. 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Ask how you can be eligible for a multi-policy discount! Call or visit us POWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive  Niceville  678-2514New commissioner joins N. Bay panelBy Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent North Bay fire commissioners Dec. 11 welcomed David Scholl, newest member of the five-member elected commission that governs the North Bay Fire Control District. In addition, they were briefed on the fire district’s renovated web site, and on a recent trip to New York by North Bay training division chief Joseph Parker, who went there in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as part of the Florida 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT). Scholl, who ran for a four-year term unopposed in November, said little as he was welcomed to the fire commission, except that he looks forward to serving on the panel. He succeeds James Miller, who did not run for reelection. Assistant Fire Chief Lloyd Losinger told commissioners that the fire district’s new computer system is now up and running, along with the district’s renovated web site. He advised commissioners and fire department personnel to use their official email addresses for all fire district related email communications, as such messages are considered public records, and any use of personal email for district business could potentially cause a person’s entire email history to become subject to public examination in any future legal proceedings involving the fire district. Losinger also provided the fire commissioners with copies of a "thank you" letter recently received from the Almarante Fire District, thanking North Bay for helping make Almarante’s November open house and media day a success. Almarante Fire Chief Charles M. Carroll thanked North Bay specifically for the loan of North Bay’s "Freddie the Fire Truck" and "Children’s Fire Safety House," which he said were “thoroughly enjoyed by the children and greatly appreciated.” Fire Chief Joseph Miller reported that a four-day financial audit of the fire district was recently completed, and he expects the audit report to be available in time for the fire commission’s January or February meeting in 2013. He said no apparent problems were uncovered by the audit. Last year's audit uncovered a multiyear $84,000 fraud by former administrator Ralph Banegas, who was later sentenced to a year in jail for stealing from the fire district. Parker reported on his recent trip to New Jersey and New York with the 50-member DMAT. He said part of the trip was spent at Middlesex Junior College in New Jersey, where a shelter for Hurricane Sandy victims had been established. Another part of the deployment was spent at a larger shelter at Queens College in New York City. Parker described that part of the deployment as “more intense,” as it involved providing medical care and other help to many homeless or displaced people. One difficulty faced by shelter staff there, he said, was that some clients who came for medical help refused to leave the facility after being officially discharged, because they apparently had nowhere else to go. “The people there were not prepared” for Hurricane Sandy, Parker said of officials and civilians in New York and New Jersey. “There had never been a storm like that in the last hundred years,” he said, and neither state was ready to cope with the massive storm surge and flooding produced by the storm. In other business, Chief Miller reported that emergency calls during November included two structure fires and 66 medical calls. Unfortunately, he said, two of those calls ended with the deaths of patients who had gone into cardiac arrest. The outcome of two other calls remain unknown, as the patients were turned over to Okaloosa County emergency medical teams, and no reports on the outcomes have yet been received by North Bay. In one such case the patient was unconscious but alive when turned over, and in the other case the patient’s heart had stopped briefly but been restarted before the patient was turned over to county medical personnel. Miller also said North Bay firefighters responded to a boater in distress on Nov. 4, in which they assisted the Coast Guard and other agencies in rescuing at least two boaters. David Scholl Beacon photo by Mike Griffith David Scholl, center, attended his first meeting as a member of the North Bay Fire Commission Dec. 11. Shown left to right are commissioners Lee Wetzel, James Boswell, Scholl, and Janet Santner.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-4 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 THEBAYBEACON 85 0 8 9 2 2 111 • www c h e l co com M ake s u re an y e x t ension cords w i t h o u t door Season’s Greetings from Season’s Greetings from Agents pictured left to right. Front row: Kevin Kelleher (Property Manager), Kurt Buchanan. Back row: Stacey Driver, Kim Kurnow, Bobbie Housand (Broker), Samantha Thorn, Dawn Putynkowski (Office Manager), and Ana Kelleher.A Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to You & Yours!Visit our website at www.EmeraldDunesRealEstate.com or our office at 902 C Palm Blvd. S (near Subway) in Niceville, or give us a call at (850) 678-5498.Season’s Greetings from GET TO A BETTER STATE. CALL AN AGENT OR VISIT US ONLINE TODAY.Stuff your stocking with discounts. 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E T A AT T TA R S E T T E O A B T T E G S T U I S I R V T O N GE N A L A L A C Y A AY D O T NE I NL O Merry Christmas Catholic Church 1200 Valparaiso Blvd 850-678-7813 Mass Times Mass Times December 24 December 24 Childrens Liturgy Childrens Liturgy 4:00 pm 4:00 pm Evening Evening 6:00 pm 6:00 pm Vigil Vigil 10:00 pm 10:00 pm December 25 December 25 Christmas Day Christmas Day 10:00 am 10:00 am Full Service Mini Spa Total RelaxationCelebrating 14 Years!(850) 897-1606 The owners & staff want to thank you for being a loyal customer, neighbor and friend this year & every year! MerryChristmasHappy New Yearand Gift Certificates Available Feb. 4 trial before Circuit Judge William Stone in Fort Walton Beach. He said he intends to retire as soon as the trial is over. "I'm ready to be finished as soon as this all gets sorted out, and I'm confident it will get sorted," Campbell said Monday. "When they make a decision, I'll be retired on that day." Campbell has reduced his role with the city and is now a parttime employee. He said he will continue working for the city because he does not have access to his pension benefits after the legal lock was placed on them, and he still needs income. According to city of Niceville human resources, Campbell's pay will not be affected by his part-time status, but he will no longer have full-time benefits. The city of Niceville began using Florida Retirement Services for employee pensions about 10 years ago. Campbell, who began working for the city 38 years ago, has as many years of retirement credit with FRS after paying the service for the years before the city switched to FRS pensions. Campbell said the first hearing before a judge for his case is scheduled Dec. 27. Campbell was arrested in September on charges of four counts of perjury and four counts of falsifying public documents after allegedly failing to disclose $12,750 he received for recruiting sponsors to the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival. Campbell denied all charges and said he expects to be acquitted. "I can't say I've never done anything wrong in my life," Campbell said. "But when it comes down to just making an honest mistake, and that's all it is, an honest mistake, I believe they'll see that." Campbell, 64, was suspended from the county commission by Gov. Rick Scott Sept. 17, hours after his arrest. Only about two months remained in his four-year term. CAMPBELLFrom page A-1 Early release days eyed by school panelBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A committee of representatives from the Okaloosa County School District and Okaloosa County Education Association, which represents the teachers union, discussed creation of a survey to determine the effectiveness of late start and early release in Okaloosa schools at its Dec. 12 meeting in Niceville. Marcus Chambers, chief officer of quality assurance for the school district, said at the meeting he is creating a survey which will ask teachers whether they feel the practice of late start in high schools and early release in elementary and middle schools offers them a useful period of professional development and allows them to effectively handle their students on those shortened days. Schools in Okaloosa County currently have one late start or early release day every month, with high schools beginning at about 10 a.m. on those days and elementary and middle schools beginning on time and releasing at about noon. Times vary from school to school. The shortened days are intended to provide teachers with extra time to plan and develop curriculum. Some high school teachers at the meeting noted that on high school late start days, class periods are only 20 minutes, making it more difficult to get students to focus on instruction. Chambers acknowledged differing views on the process and said the results of his survey would factor heavily into decisions on whether to continue implementing late start and early release. The committee also voted to roll the current working school calendar forward to the calendar meeting Jan. 14, 2013. The working calendar for the 201314 school year currently has Aug. 19, 2013 as the first day of classes. Ryan Gore, information systems director for the school district, said members of the committee are also discussing the possibility of adding four additional teacher work days to the calendar. This year's calendar has four total teacher work days, one after each nine-week grading period. On these days, students have the day off and teachers have the day to finish grading and complete any other organizational tasks. Gore said the committee and other employees of the school district are working to determine where the four additional work days would fit best on the new calendar, if at all. Gore also said the State of Florida has yet to announce whether Okaloosa County qualifies as academically high performing. If the county receives such a designation, its schools would be allowed to start earlier than two weeks before Labor Day. The working 2013-14 calendar was drafted under the assumption that Okaloosa County schools will not receive the designation. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Okaloosa County Schools Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson and Marcus Chambers (seated), chief officer of quality assurance, speak with an Okaloosa County Education Association member at a school calendar meeting Dec. 12 in Niceville.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, December 19, 2012 Page A-5 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith Jimmy Cole, 9, Eglin Air Force Base, Eglin Elementary School student Kaylee Board, 9, Crestview, Antioch Elementary School student “The joy of giving.” “I think about Jesus birthday – and I get presents.” “It s about toys – and video games.”What does Christmas mean to you?Mackenzie Wood, 9, Eglin Air Force Base, Plew Elementary School studentLocation: 33rd Fighter Wing Children s Christmas PartyStacy Miller, 36, Crestview, US Air Force Makai Roach, 10, Eglin Air Force Base, Lewis School student Thomas Board, 32, Crestview, US Air ForceWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field.“Spending time with family and giving back to the community.” “Santa!” “Being with family, and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.” With Christ, you are never alone. With Christ, you are never alone. COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. The Family Celebration Service The Family Celebration ServiceSpecial music and a dramatic presentation Special music and a dramatic presentation7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Service of the Word with Carols and Candles Service of the Word with Carols and CandlesSanctuary Choir with String/Woodwind Ensemble Sanctuary Choir with String/Woodwind Ensemble11:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Candlelight Holy Communion Candlelight Holy CommunionGreet Christmas morning in Liturgy and Sacrament Greet Christmas morning in Liturgy and Sacrament with the Sanctuary Choir, Harp and Candlelight with the Sanctuary Choir, Harp and CandlelightTraditional candlelight closing at all services. Nursery provided at 4:30 and 7:30pm. Christmas Eve Worship Schedule Christmas Eve Worship ScheduleMonday, December 24, 2012 Monday, December 24, 2012 ST. PAULLUTHERANCHURCH1407 E. John Sims Parkway – Niceville 678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com Merry Christmas from the staff at Summit II101 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville Tues-Fri 9-6, Sat 8-2Julie, Ron, Correna, Debbie & Susan MariaAdmin. Asst.Ellen Debbie Sue Ann Pat (850) 897-4897Full Service Hair Care Walk-Ins Welcome Tuesday Friday 9:00 5:00 Saturday 9:00 3:00 Evenings by Appointment Ample ParkingMerry Christmas Merry Christmasfrom From Your Friends at Keller Williams Realty Niceville850-279-4332Niceville Office 4534 Hwy. 20 East Merchants Walk ANNA’SBRIDAL& FORMAL P a n h a n d l e T i t l e I n c M M . A A . Z Z i i n n g g D D a a n n c c e e w w e e a a r r HOLLYWOODNAILS Sun HutTanning GEOCommunity COOKEInsurance AgencyT H A I Sawadee Cuisine UNLIMITED EYEWEAR For rental information, call 678-4146. 1145 E. John Sims Parkway • NicevilleFOR LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS, VISIT THESE MERCHANTS. We would like to thank all of our tenants & customers for another wonderful year. We hope the coming year will be the best for every one of you, and we wish you a Happy Holiday!~Parkway East Management~ T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n Parkway East Shopping Center Frank Walker, AgentMichelle SalonA Hair Salon

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ArrestsSteven Lawrence Hill II, unemployed, 26, of 1404 22nd St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 10 on a charge of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. Hill's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 2, 2013. *** A 13-year-old Niceville boy was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 8 on a charge of battery domestic violence. The boy's required court date is scheduled Jan. 16, 2013. *** Joseph Curtis Fairley, 39, of 23394 S. U.S. Highway 441, High Springs, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 7 on charges of resisting an officer with violence, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of cocaine and driving while license suspended habitual offender. After stopping Fairley for having a defective left brake light, the arresting officer asked for Fairley's driver's license, proof of insurance and registration. After Fairley failed to provide the requested paperwork, the officer asked Fairley out of the car and handcuffed him. Fairley allegedly began to struggle and spin the officer around, eventually pulling a pill bottle from his pocket and throwing it in a nearby trash can. The officer retrieved the bottle, which allegedly contained seven Oxycodone pills Fairley did not have a prescription for. The officer then searched Fairley's vehicle, finding an envelope holding three plastic bags containing a white powder which later tested positive for cocaine. Fairley's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 29, 2013. *** Fred Allen Vick, 48, of 400 Kelly Road Apt. 38, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 8 on charges of assault on law enforcement and resisting an officer with violence. After responding to a suspected burglary of a vending machine at 400 Kelly Road, the arresting officer allegedly found Vick clearly under the influence of alcohol, yelling profanities at the officers. Vick allegedly swung his fist at the arresting officer, missed, and was wrestled to the ground by the officer. Vick's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 29, 2013. *** Justin Richard Bourgoin, 24, of 105 Harding Road F, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 9 on charges of burglary to a conveyance, petit theft and dealing in stolen property. Allegedly, Bourgoin entered another person's vehicle and removed a GPS device valued at $150 and a radar detector valued at $50. The victim then searched the website Craigslist and found the GPS she believed to be hers for sale on the site. The victim arranged with Bourgoin to meet and inspect the GPS device and then informed Niceville police where Bourgoin would be. The victim identified Bourgoin in surveillance footage of the theft from the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway. Bourgoin's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12, 2013. *** Jonathan E. Hartley, 55, of 232 Selma Highway, Prattville, Ala., was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 11 on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. An Eglin Security Forces officer stopped Hartley at the intersection of Pine Street and Range Road, Niceville, after Hartley's movements led the officer to believe narcotics might have been in the vehicle. A sheriff's deputy arrived and searched the vehicle, finding a hunting knife concealed between the driver's seat and the driver's body. Hartley's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 2, 2013. *** Johnnie Ray Spain, a handyman, 37, giving an at-large address, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 8 on a charge of retail theft. Spain allegedly attempted to steal $389.38 worth of items from the Walmart at 748 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, including a bath rug, cookware, a watch, a dual burner camp stove and a dinner set. Spain's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 29, 2013. DUI arrestsKyle Aaron Wheatley, a maintenance worker, 34, of 1104 Phyllis Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at Regatta Bay Boulevard, Destin, Dec. 10 at 6:34 p.m. Wheatley's required court appearance is scheduled Dec. 26. TheftsA Niceville resident reported someone stole the tag from her vehicle at the business at 626 W. John Sims Parkway Dec. 4. *** A Florida resident reported Dec. 10 an unknown person stole $1,035.41 worth of items from a work truck at the business at 1401 Catmar Road, Niceville. The items included a chain saw, several spools of copper wire, a metal gas can and a computer disk holding pictures. OtherA Niceville resident from the 200 block of Cadillac Avenue reported an unknown person removed the screen from one of his windows and kicked a hole four inches wide in his bedroom door Dec. 4. 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. Page A-6 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 info@baybeacon.comThe Bay Beacon& Beacon ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentAdvertising Director NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 10, 2012 through December 16, 2012. 0 Structure Fire20 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 2 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME N. Palm Blvd........................................Medical...........................12/10/12.................06:35 Campbell Drive....................................Medical...........................12/10/12.................08:07 Palm Blvd/John Sims..........................Vehicle crash.................12/10/12.................09:22 E. John Sims Pkwy.............................Vehicle crash.................12/10/12.................10:58 Nathey Avenue....................................Medical...........................12/10/12.................15:34 Roberts Drive......................................Service Call....................12/10/12.................16:25 27th Street...........................................Medical...........................12/10/12.................23:52 Reeves Street......................................Medical...........................12/11/12.................02:16 Elderberry Lane...................................Medical...........................12/11/12.................10:57 30th Street...........................................Medical...........................12/12/12.................06:02 E. John Sims Pkwy.............................Medical...........................12/12/12.................09:52 N. Partin Drive.....................................Medical...........................12/12/12.................14:40 Cook Street..........................................Medical...........................12/12/12.................15:56 E. Highway 20.....................................Vehicle crash.................12/13/12.................09:34 Edgewater Drive..................................Fire alarm.......................12/13/12.................09:38 2nd Street............................................Service call.....................12/13/12.................13:45 Hill Lane...............................................Medical...........................12/13/12.................17:57 E. John Sims Pkwy.............................Medical...........................12/14/12.................10:59 Lanman Road.....................................Medical...........................12/14/12.................23:56 N. Partin Drive.....................................Medical...........................12/15/12.................05:01 Balsam Drive.......................................Fire Alarm.......................12/15/12.................11:24 Azalea Drive........................................Medical...........................12/15/12.................17:29 Ivy Avenue...........................................Medical...........................12/15/12.................21:34 E. John Sims Pkwy.............................Medical...........................12/16/12.................09:28 E. John Sims Pkwy.............................Medical...........................12/16/12.................09:44 SR 85/SR 123.....................................Medical...........................12/16/12.................11:14 Hickory Ave..........................................Service call.....................12/16/12.................15:20 Weeden Island....................................Medical...........................12/16/12.................17:28 Weekly Safety Tip: The US Fire Administration recommends not linking more than three light strands, unless the directions indicate it s safe to do so. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 9, 2012 through December 16, 2012. Street Situation Date Time N. White Point Rd.....................Medical...............................12/9/12..........................16:40 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical...............................12/10/12.......................22:50 N. Bermuda Circle....................Medical...............................12/11/12........................09:09 E. Hwy. 20.................................Vehicle accident.................12/11/12........................11:27 E. Hwy. 20.................................Medical...............................12/11/12........................12:06 Putter Dr....................................Medical...............................12/11/12........................13:29 Glenlake Circle.........................Medical...............................12/12/12.......................05:13 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical...............................12/12/12.......................10:15 Turnberry Way..........................Public assist.......................12/12/12.......................11:20 Bay Drive..................................Gas leak.............................12/13/12.......................11:24 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical...............................12/13/12.......................11:38 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical...............................12/13/12.......................20:19 Windward Circle.......................Medical...............................12/14/12.......................12:20 Cat Mar Road...........................Medical...............................12/14/12.......................17:10 Merchants Way.........................Medical...............................12/14/12.......................19:05 Merchants Way.........................Medical...............................12/15/12.......................07:11 Balsam Dr.................................Dispatched & Cancelled....12/15/12.......................11:26 Brookhaven Way......................EMS call.............................12/15/12.......................17:30 Merchants Way.........................EMS call.............................12/15/12.......................19:13 Bay Drive..................................Assist invalid......................12/16/12.......................06:35 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.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: Natasha Ann Mohnke Wanted for: VOP Possession of Cocaine Height: 5-feet, 5-inches Weight: 130 Age: 35 Date of birth: 07-29-1977 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Name: Daniel William Smith Wanted for: VOP Burglary & Grand Theft Height: 5-feet, 7-inches Weight: 140 Age: 22 Date of birth: 12-26-1989 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Senior Day Tuesday20% OFF Normal Prices every Tuesday for everyone over 55 years of age.20% Discount Certificatewith each gift card purchase between now and Christmas. This way both you and a friend win!10% Off Massageson our slower days... 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Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. On November 12-13, 2012, two (2) distribution compliance samples were collected which indicated the presence of total coliform bacteria. Since our system may have no more than one (1) sample collected in a compliance month test positive for coliform bacteria, our system exceeded the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total coliform for November 2012. All required additional repeat samples taken on November 14, 2012, were absent of total coliform bacteria. What Should I Do? There is nothing you need to do at this time. Total coliform bacteria are generally not harmful themselves. Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful, bacteria may be present. What happened? What is being done? We have since taken the required additional repeat samples, as described in the paragraph above. 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Merry Christmas!And a Happy, Healthy New Year! –from the staff of the Bay Beacon THEBAYBEACON,,Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Page A-7 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Luke 2:1-20 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David;) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, “Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.” And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.‘I bring you tidings of great joy’ Unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior

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Special to the Beacon Valparaiso residents Linda and Rob Holloway recently returned from Lakeland, where they participated in the Florida Senior Games State Championship, bringing home five medals. The Senior Games are held annually to offer seniors 50 years of age and older an opportunity to compete in a wide range of sporting activities. In addition to the excitement of participating in these games, they enjoyed meeting fellow competitors from across Florida, the nation and Canada. Linda Holloway won the silver metal in the 5K, 800 meter and the 400 meter running events, while Rob Holloway won the gold metal in the 5K and the bronze metal in the 800 meter running events. Both qualified for the National Senior Games to be held in Cleveland, Ohio in July. For more information about the Senior Games, events and other particulars, contact your local city recreation director or visit the web site flasports.com. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 This is the time of year that we like to stop and reflect on the things in life that are so important to us all. First, it is a great honor and privilege to live and work in this great country. As an Air Force Veteran of 14 years and local business owner serving our community, I have the highest respect for those who serve our country and defend it for our freedom. Words can t express the gratitude you deserve. Thank You. For those who contribute to making this a wonderful community in which we live work and play safely, our police and fire department, you are always there to serve and protect. Thank You. To the teachers, your dedication to our children, teaching, mentoring and guiding them to become our next generation of leaders in our community and country, thank you. To the local government and civic leaders always looking for ways to better serve us all, thank you. And, to everyone doing their part in making our community “the best place in the United States to live and raise a family,” thank you. As a successful business owner, there isn t a day that goes by where I don t reflect on what it takes to be one of the largest providers of residential heating, air conditioning and plumbing service. Our team of professionals perform their daily operations of service, repair and installation all times of the day, all days of the week in all extremes of weather. I am proud of all of you and thank you. For those who we have served in the past and those who will give us the opportunity to serve in the future, we would not be in business without you. Thank You. I would like to wish everyone mentioned above and all of those who read this, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year… Lenny Siers, Owner One Air Conditioning & Heating and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing are located at 321 Hwy. 85 Niceville. 389-4611Advertising Feature One Hour Air Conditioning & HeatingWe have much to be thankful for this season One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating participating in the NicevilleValparaiso 2012 Christmas Parade. Airman is welcomed home from deployment as his son and daughter greet him with a hug. The City of Niceville and Valparaiso are both great communities that we can be proud of. 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SERVING LUNCH & DINNERINDOOR & OUTDOOR SEATINGPage A-8 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 THEBAYBEACON NHS lauds Lady Eagle soccer seniorsThe Niceville High School girls soccer team continues to dominate district play with a record of 11-1-2. The team celebrated Senior Night Thursday in a 1-1 tie at home against Pace. The 2012-13 Niceville Lady Eagles seniors are, from left, McKenzie Ward, Kaitlyn Brown, Miranda O Neil, Kristine Normand, Savannah Boswell, Elana Pete, and Rachel Shelikoff. Linda and Rob Holloway at the Senior Games. ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Valp. couple win 5 medals at Sr. GamesNHS golfers lead team to titleIn a close defense of its title from a strong challenge from its rivals to the East, a group of the best high school golfers in the Florida panhandle battled it out Dec. 8-9 at the premier match play event of the season: The Panhandle Cup. The West team returned home with the trophy as the East team fell one-half point shy of retrieving the Cup. This year’s event took place on The Meadows course at the Bay Point Wyndham Resort in Panama City Beacha. The West Team, which has won the competition five of the last six years, jumped out to an early lead (4.5 to 1.5) after the morning fourball matches. The East returned the favor in the afternoon, winning four of its six matches to tie the score (5.5 to 5.5). A Sunday morning final match gave the West honors (6.5 to 5.5) going into the Sunday singles. The momentum and energy kept the matches close during the singles competition and the East closed the gap to 12 to 12, a half point shy of the total needed (12.5) to take the Cup. Panhandle Cup Director John Baker said, “Match play just doesn’t get any better than the 12-12 tie the teams played to this weekend. It was exciting and colorful all the way to the last putt.” The match play event pits 12 of the best high school golfers from the eastern Florida Panhandle against 12 of their counterparts from the western Panhandle. Each team is made up of eight boys and four girls, East vs. West, in a Ryder/Solheim Cup format. Local golfers on the West team were Andrew Smith in the boys competition, and Kayla Bloor and Antonia Poate, all of Niceville High School. Lewis, NWFSC cagers meetThe Lewis School boys and girls basketball teams attended the Northwest Florida State College Quality Inn Classic basketball games Nov. 3 and enjoyed a special reception, where they met the players and received signed posters.

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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 1 1 9 9 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Ballet Conservatory and Destin School of Music and Dance will perform their annual presentation of “The Nutcracker” Friday Dec. 21, 7 p.m., and Saturday Dec. 22, 2 p.m., at the South Walton High School auditorium, Santa Rosa Beach. Noreen Poppell, the show’s director, has presented “The Nutcracker” since 2000. Each year she makes small changes to surprise the audience, because many former students and attendees come back to see the show. “The students love it and I love seeing them grow as dancers and performers,” Poppell said. “This really provides many wonderful memories, not only for the dancers but for the entire family.” More than 80 dancers and crew, 43 from the NicevilleValparaiso area, will participate in the holiday classic with detailed costumes, elegant backdrops and new props. The cast also grows larger each year, Poppell added. Tickets will be sold for $20 at the door and the proceeds of the show will go to the schools’ scholarship fund. The production features the classic story of Clara, a young girl whose holiday dream of her Nutcracker Prince takes the audience into a world of dancing and classical music. Georgia Pearce, a Niceville High senior, will play the role of Clara in Saturday’s performance. She has been performing in the school’s “Nutcracker” since 2005, but this will be her first lead role. “I’ve kind of grown up with ‘The Nutcracker’ and watched my friends grow up in it,” Georgia said. Georgia has danced for more than 13 years, with a short break to try other sports. She will graduate in June and plans to attend college in the fall. “It’s kind of bittersweet,” Georgia said. “It’s fun to be Clara for my final performance, but its sad thinking I don’t get to dance it next year.” Courtesy photo From left, Mariah McClaren, Addie Winjum, Georgia Pearce, Min-Ha Jablonski, and Dru Swain, teacher at Ruckel Middle School, performing the party scene of “The Nutcracker” at a dress rehearsal Dec. 15.‘The Nutcracker’ set Dec. 21-22 Please see BALLET, page B-4 Country club collects donations for Sharing and CaringRocky Bayou Country Club Ladies Golf Association collected cash, personal care items and more than 100 pounds of nonperishable food to donate to Sharing and Caring Dec. 11 at its 2012 Christmas Luncheon. From left: Sandra Miller, event co-chair, Carol Whited Elliott, LGA president, Lauren Cochran, Sharing & Caring representative, and Jo Burger, event cochair. Norm Leonpacher s boat, Power Packer, will appear in the boat parade on Saturday. His boat won best overall entry in the Destin boat parade on Dec. 9. Courtesy of HD Action PhotographyChristmas boat parade SaturdayBy Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Bluewater Bay Marina will host its first Christmas Boat Parade and Decorating Contest Saturday at 5:30 p.m. around the Rocky Bayou. The marina will not charge a registration fee since this is its first parade, Jimmie Boisjolie, parade coordinator, said. “The marina is stepping outside of the box,” Boisjolie said. “We’re fortunate to have our docks full and would like to provide more activities for patrons.” The parade will depart from the Bluewater Bay Marina and will be led by the marina’s pumpout boat. Boats will travel North to Nelson’s Cove, around Rocky Bayou, then head South to the Rocky No. 1 marker and return to the marina. Spectators can view the lit boats in the parade from the Bluewater Bay Marina boardwalk, LJ Schooners Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar and several other places with bayou frontage. Overall best entry winner of the Destin boat parade, Norm Leonpacher of Niceville, will participate in the parade. He will show off his prize-winning 50foot cruiser, Power Packer, that took more than a month to decorate with the help of his wife, Carolyn. Please see PARADE, page B-2 EYEWEAR UNLIMITED IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970Charles Henriott Owner & Optician35 years experience678-0099 • 678-6211Come in today to see some of the hottest fashions in eyewear. Call Dr. Brenci today to set up your eye exam.Dr. Amanda BrenciO.D. Board Certified Optometrist (850) 678-8876 “Where there is no vision, the people perish” –Proverbs 29:18 Law Office of SAMUEL M. PEEK The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 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The dance routines were led by dance choreographer/instructor Anna Maria Goodloe, who studied at the San Francisco Ballet, while Joe Quilit, the class teacher, provided music by playing an acoustic guitar and ukulele.

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Relay for Life sign-ups The Niceville-Valparaiso Relay for Life is accepting team participants for its Relay for Life run/walk April 19, 6 p.m., to Apr. 20, 8 a.m., at the Niceville High School. The proceeds will benefit cancer research, lodging at Hope Lodges around the world and travel expenses for patients and their families. There is a $100 registration fee due before the run/walk and can be done by fundraising. Contact Scott Page to sign-up at viperamf2001@yahoo.com or Andrea Oliver at Andrea821@aol.com or relayforlife.org. NWFB 5K/10K run or walk Northwest Florida Ballet will host its third annual New Year’s Resolution 5K/10K Run and Walk Jan. 19, 9 a.m., starting and ending at Fort Walton Beach Landing, Fort Walton Beach. To register go to www.nwfbrun.com or nfballet.org by Jan 17. or the day of the event, 8-8:30 a.m. If registered by Jan. 7 the cost for adults is $30 for the 10K and $25 for the 5K. For children under 12 the cost for the 5K is $15. After Jan. 7 the cost for adults is $35 for the 10K and $30 for the 5K. For children under 12 the 5K is $20. An awards ceremony will follow at the Fort Walton Beach Landing, Fort Walton Beach. All proceeds benefit the Northwest Florida Ballet. Contact 664-7787 for more information. NWFSC poster contest Northwest Florida State College is accepting poster design entries for its 50th Anniversary celebration poster design contest. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2013. The contest offers an $800 honorarium to the top winner. Contest rules and entry forms are on www.nwfsc.edu/50. The contest is open to students, alumni, the general public and employees. The artistic medium used is open with no restrictions. Submission of digital art, watercolor, oil, illustration, photography, etc. are all acceptable, however all entries must be formatted in a vertical, poster format suitable for print reproduction. 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. Donate blood Northwest Florida Blood Services will host a blood drive on Dec. 21, noon-6 p.m., at the Walmart, Niceville. Donors will receive a $5 Walmart gift card. Snacks and drinks will be provided to donators. Contact Lynda Krupka 862-4216 or Lynda.Krupka@oneblood.org. Trout fishing seminar Northlight Marina and Yamaha will host a free seminar on winter trout fishing Dec. 19, 6 p.m., with a free buffet at 5:30 p.m., at Northlight Marina, Niceville. Local experts will offer tips and tricks on catching bigger trout during the colder months of the year. Contact Joe at 516-0709. Pavilion Angel Tree Twin Cities Pavilion’s Angel Tree is full of angels (residents) and ready to be adopted. All gift baskets must be delivered to the Pavilion by the end-of-day Dec. 19. The residents’ Christmas party will also take place Dec. 21, 2 p.m., at 1053 John Sims Parkway and Juniper Road. Sponsors are welcome to attend. Contact Jeanne Barr at 833-9212 for more information. Lewis School chorus concert The Lewis School Chorus will hold its “Sounds of the Season” concert Dec. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Lewis cafeteria, 281 Mississippi Ave., Valparaiso. Contact 833-4130. Christmas bird count The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society engages in the national effort to help determine the health and general distribution of all bird species in North America. The Christmas Bird Count will take place Dec. 20 over 24 hours. The results will help manage bird populations and identify environmental problems, such as pesticide misuse and groundwater contamination. Contact Jamie Hill to be a spotter or recorder at 323-2001. The Nutcracker Join the Bluewater Bay Ballet Conservatory and Destin School of Music and Dance for its presentation of “The Nutcracker” Dec. 21, 7 p.m., and 22, 2 p.m., at South Walton High School auditorium, 645 Greenway Trail, off Highway 331, Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are $20, cash only, at the door. Contact 837-1133. Christmas boat parade Bluewater Bay Marina will host its first Christmas Boat Parade and Decorating Contest Dec. 22, 5:30 p.m., free of charge, around Rocky Bayou, Niceville. There will be a participants meeting at 4 p.m. before the parade at L.J. Schooner’s Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 290 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville. Awards and festivities will follow at L.J. Schooner’s Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar with live entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus. Contact frontdesk@bwb-marina.com or 897-2821 to register by Dec. 22. Salvation Army fundraiser The Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club will ring the Salvation Army’s bell to collect donations for the organization Dec. 21 and Dec. 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Winn-Dixie, 4512 Highway 20, Niceville. Children s Christmas party United for a Good Cause Inc. will host its first Emerald Coast Christmas Miracle Children’s party Dec. 22, 2-6 p.m., at the Christian Life Center of First Baptist Church, 21 First St. SE, Fort Walton Beach. The party is a “Latin-flavored” fiesta open to needy children/families regardless of race, ethnicity or creed. There will be food, games, music, singers, church choirs, clowns, magicians, dance contests for bikes and more. The party is free and attendees receive a new toy for coming. Santa will also be present with his elves. Monetary donations and volunteers welcomed. Contact Estela 305-3686, or David 368-3505. First Presbyterian service First Presbyterian Church will hold its 22nd annual Christmas Eve service Dec. 24, 7-8 p.m., in the Sanctuary, 1800 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville. There will be an abundance of congregational carols as well as anthems by the choir and selected solos. The service is free and open to the public. St. Paul Lutheran service Celebrate Christmas Eve Dec. 24, 4:30 p.m., at the church, 1407 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, with a Family Celebration Service, 7:30 p.m., Service of Carols and Candles, and 11 p.m. with a Candlelight Holy Communion. The evening will offer a drama, choirs and solos. There will also be a candlelight closing in all three services. Contact 678-1298. Soccer winter camp The FC Dallas Emerald Coast will host two soccer winter camps, Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4 at the Twin Oaks Soccer Complex, Niceville. Elementary school ages will be 911a.m. and middle school ages will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Contact Maria Jordan 496-9183 or rec@fcdallas-ec.com to register. The cost is $40 for FCDEC players and $50 for non-FCD and non-STARS. GRACE Rides fundraiser GRACE Rides will host a fundraiser Dec. 28, 7 p.m., at Howl at the Moon, Okaloosa Island. Tickets are $10 and include cover charge, three raffle tickets and one free sponsored drink. The proceeds go to the GRACE Ride’s program operating at Oak Heaven Stable, Niceville. Contact Sherry Hall for tickets 259-9195 or sherry@gracerides.com. Softball tryouts High Intensity Softball of Niceville will host tryouts for the spring/summer 2013 team on Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-noon, at the Ruckel Middle School softball field, Niceville. Girls born in 1998 and later are 14U eligible. Contact Kevin Watts at 642-1232 or wattskt@cox.net. Round the Bay relay A 36.8-mile, six-person relay around Choctawhatchee Bay will take place Dec. 29, 6:30 a.m. staggered start, at the start/finish line at Fudpucker’s in Okaloosa Island. The relay legs are 8.8 miles, 7.6, 6.1, 3.6, 4.6 and 5.8. The cost is $25 per runner, $20 for Northwest Florida Track Club members. Runners receive a long sleeve, DriFit Neon race shirt, swag bag and a post-race party at Fudpucker’s. Contact Dennis at samacd@valp.net. Audubon Society meeting The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will host its free, public, monthly meeting Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m., in room 132 of the Student Services Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The program, titled “Hombres, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves: Bottlenose dolphin site fidelity, habitat use, and causes of mortality along the Western Florida Panhandle,” will be presented by Steve Shippee, of the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge and the University of Central Florida. Contact Walt Spence 582-7064. Museum education workshops The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will host its first “Home School Fridays and Hands on History Saturdays” education workshop Jan. 4 and 5, 10 a.m.noon, on “Native Americans in Your Backyard,” at the museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The program is for grades K-6 and for home school families onFriday and for families of the general public on Saturday. The cost is $7 per child, or $5 for museum family members. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Contact 678-2615. Little League sign-ups The Niceville-Valparaiso Little League is holding sign-ups for its baseball and fast-pitch softball teams Jan. 5 and Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Ruckel Middle School cafeteria, Niceville. The season begins in February 2013 for boys and girls ages 4-12. Registration online is also available at www.nvllb.net. Cooper-ClampittJamie Cooper and Jason Clampitt of Niceville were married Dec. 7, 2012, in a private ceremony at a home in Niceville. The couple plan a honeymoon trip in 2013. Weddings Jamie and Jason ClampittPage B-2 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY Weddings, Engagements, or Special Anniversaries?We would like to let everyone in your hometown know about! Just write up a little article and enclose a photo and bring it by or mail it to: Beacon Newspapers 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578 2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Christmas bird countThe Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will host a Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 20. Spotters and recorders identify birds over 24 hours, like the hooded mergansers above. Anniversary Roy and Gwen SuttonLeonpacher started decorating the boat on Veterans Day and was still attaching lights the morning of the Destin boat parade on Dec. 9, he said. Maggie Brown’s 35-foot Catalina will also appear in the parade and players of the Niceville High School soccer team will ride in the vessel. One winner will be awarded first place. If a marina patron, the winner will receive a one month free slip fee. If the winner is not a marina patron, he or she will receive a $300 Bluewater Bay store credit. “We have a passion for doing this,” Leonpacher said. “We do not do this for prizes, we do it for the fun.” Boats will be judged on their decorations, style, light displays and attractions. There will be no throwing candy during the parade. Boats must be registered to participate in the event and may be photographed by the event, along with passengers. The images will be posted online for parade participants to retrieve. There will be a meeting of parade participants the day of the parade at 4 p.m. to receive instructions and information. The boats should be fully decorated and registered for the parade prior to the meeting. To obtain a registration form participants can contact 8972821 or e-mail frontdesk@bwb-marina. The deadline for registration is 4 p.m., Dec. 22. Awards and festivities will follow after the parade at LJ Schooners Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Niceville. There will be live entertainment and a visit by Santa Claus. PARADEFrom page B-1Bill Readdy of Niceville was re-elected treasurer of the Okaloosa County Republican Party Executive Committee Dec. 3 for the 2013-2014 term. He will be in office for a two-year term. *** The Ruckel Junior Varsity academic team placed second in the Middle School Academic tournament Dec. 8, at Ruckel Middle School. The team, Randy Tyson, Seth Watts, Matthew Murphy, Ella Wright, Rileigh Harrelson, Ryan Alford, were coached by Sonja Love and Geoffrey Watson. *** Catherine Boswell of Niceville was voted by her peers as Edge Elementary’s 2012/2013 Teacher of the Year. Who’s News Bill Readdy Catherine BoswellRoy and Gwen SuttonRoy and Gwen Sutton of Niceville celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Dec. 16, 2012. The couple met at Florida State University and were married in Lakeland, Fla., on Dec. 16, 1972. Gwen is an out-patient coordinator at Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville, and Roy is a realtor with Century 21 Wilson Minger Agency, Inc. The couple have two children, Matthew and Shannon. The couple celebrated their anniversary by traveling to the North Georgia mountains with their family. Roy is blessed to still be married to the love of his life and looks forward to another 40 years. 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; growChristmas Eve Services 5 p.m. Family Service with puppet pageant "Once in a Manger" 8 p.m. Candlelight Servicewww.iacdestin.org “Pointing The Way To Jesus” 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 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

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Golf tourney raises $520 for Sharing and CaringThe second annual Bluewater Bay Men s Golf Association and Ladies Golf Association Christmas Charity Golf Tournament was held on Dec. 8 to raise money for Sharing and Caring, at the Bluewater Bay Golf Course, Niceville. Barbara Sims, president of the BWBLGA, presented a check for $520 Dec. 11 to President of Sharing and Caring Delle Diamon with Art Jean, far right, president of BWBMGA. RBCS 10th in state high school Knowledge MastersRocky Bayou Christian School placed 10th in the state in the Knowledge Master Open High School Division Dec. 5 with a score of 1181. The academic team participants from left, front row: Marcus Fort, Josh Birdsong, Co-Captain Ian Kampert and Co-Captain Audrey Stevens. Second row: Wade Weiderhold, Christian Yun, Jessica Sandlin, James Sung, Cameron Esses and Stefan Makarov. Back row: Seth Kerstein, Will Makarov, Noah Kerstein and Ethan Harris. Not pictured are Priscilla Baum and Harrison Martin. The Mid-Bay Bridge Authority is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant to the Executive Director. The Assistant shall perform all duties as requested by the Executive Director to accomplish the Directors responsibilities. Specifically, the Assistant will oversee the construction of nine small bridges for the environmental restoration projects and perform contract administration of various infrastructure projects on Eglin AFB. Applicant should have experience in the Engineering/Constructi on field along with Contract Administration experience. Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: Mid-Bay Bridge Authority PO Box 5037 Niceville, FL 32578 or E-mail: staff@mid-bay.com Resumes will be accepted through December 29, 2012 Home care agency looking for part-time companions to join our team in all areas. Dr s appt., grocery shopping & meal preparation are just a few. Visit us at Visitingyouhomecare.comLooking for a home or a job? 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Anna Hall, a Niceville High senior, will play Clara on Friday’s performance. Clara is the only role that will swap. All other cast members will perform both nights. Brittany Swain, a real-estate agent and dance teacher from Bluewater Bay, will play the sugarplum fairy. Emma Ludwig, a Bluewater Bay Elementary School kindergartener, will represent the youngest of three generations of her family in the show as she performs the role of a young party guest. Emma’s parents, Nicki and Jamie Ludwig, will appear as guests in the opening party scene. Emma’s grandparents, Tammie and Tim Johnson, will perform as Herr and Frau Silberhaus, who host the party in the show. Emma’s aunt, Kyrsten Johnson, a Northwest Florida State College student, will also share the stage with her family during the party scene, and later appear as a snowflake, a Russian dancer, and a rose princess. There is one other cast member in kindergarten performing in the party scene, Poppell said. The rest of the cast are in second grade and up. Melissa Pearce, Georgia’s mother and volunteer at the studio, has seen the dancers work just as hard and long as soccer and softball players. “For many dancers, it’s their sport,” Pearce said. The girls will be dancing en pointe, except the younger girls that haven’t been put en pointe yet, Georgia said. En pointe is a French phrase meaning to dance on the tips of one’s toes. Auditions were held in September and the cast list was posted a couple weeks later, Georgia said. Any dancer from either school who was at least 7 years old could audition. Rehearsals began in October and were held almost every weekend, she added. All rehearsals took place at the Bluewater Bay studio, but dancers from Poppell’s Destin School of Music and Dance also participated. To audition, dancers signed up and performed. The director and staff decided who was best for each role. The schools plan to hold a recital May 18. “We just want to continue to provide the best dance education for our students,” Poppell said. The production cast and crew from the Niceville-Valparaiso area are: Jamie Barnes, Alexis Desnoyer, Colleen Ellis, Sarah Gaedecke, Anna Hall, Aydan Horrigan, Olivia Huff, Min-Ha Jablonksi, Katherine Johnson, Kyrsten Johnson, Tammie Johnson, Tim Johnson, Victoria Lay, Parker Lee, Emma Ludwig, Jamie Ludwig, Nicki Ludwig, Lindsay Marrion, Chloe Masaitis, Lauren Matthews, Mariah McClaren, Jaimie McCracken, Christy McInnis, Madison McInnis, Brianna McKenna, Reagan McMullan, Indira Mishra, Jasmine Mishra, Debbie Nardo, Ralph Nardo, Marlyse Noble, Georgia Pearce, Claire Ponder, Keilana Quilit, Christina Sommer, Scarlett Stevens Brittany Swain, Dru Swain, Susan Swain, Caroline Swanick, Bailey Tate Kailey Threet and Rebecca Wheeler. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 NHS third in academic tournamentThe Niceville High School Academic Team placed third in the state in the Knowledge Master Open High School Division Dec. 5 with a score of 1496. From left, front row: Ciara Ordner, Victoria Marks, Sabrina Valenti, Alex Fager, Colton Abbott, Sophia Bergmann, Second row: Matthew Markwardt, Ricky Gal, Kyle Saleeby, Tyler Gaedecke, and Back row: Erin England, Kyle Marocchini, Hayden Boilini, Liam Schmidt and Wyatt Kartvedt. Not pictured are Georgia Pearce, Monica Hsiang and Cody McWilliams. Ruckel All County Band to perform in concertTwenty-eight Ruckel Middle School musicians, led by band director Eddie Steadman, were selected for the 2013 Okaloosa All County Band and will perform at the All County concert Feb. 1, 7 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. The 2013 Ruckel All-County Band members are: Daniel Abel, Nathan Anthony, Hunter Brake, Trey Buck, Dillon Buckley, Lauren Cole, Claire Crist, Perrin Davis, Anna Freeman, Julia Freeman, Meredith Freeman, Olivia Glaze, John Hencinski, Jacqueline Hruby, Madelyn Huston, Austin Jacobs, Katarina Marshall, Mandy Martin, Camille Miles, Ryan Murphey, Lauren Murray, Mason Ramby, Jordyn Riley, Grace Smales, Jazzlyn Timper, Alexandria Tolbert, Zachary Verzwyvelt and Colton Williams. Courtesy photo Georgia Pearce, left, will dance the role of Clara Saturday and Anna Hall, right, will dance the role on Friday. BALLETFrom page B-1 4.1 HOURS broken armat other ERs Come Ring in the New Year withLive DJ!$2Champagnes!$799All you can drink Champagne!$550Domestic Pitchers!Special NEW YEAR’S appetizer Menu! FREE Champagne toast at Midnight! For more info call: (850) 897-25832000 Bluewater Blvd. • NicevilleBLUEWATERSports Bar &Grill RBCS Middle 4th in Knowledge MastersRocky Bayou Christian Middle School placed fourth in state in the Knowledge Masters Open Middle School Division Dec. 5 with a score of 1247. RBCMS academic team from left: Logan Hughes, Gabe Seabrook, Ariel Schesniak, Charis Allen, Hannah Augustin and Mary Brannon. Not pictured are Brenda Baum, Amber Grete, Allison Grete, Zack Johns, and Captain Ben Esses.Page B-4 Wednesday, December 19, 2012 THEBAYBEACON ANNOUNCEMENT Dr. Joseph Pedone has received Board Certification from the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (formerly NASPExam) for Cardiac Rhythm Device Therapy (Defibrillator/ICD Placement and Cardiac Pacing). 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