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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: 01-02-2013
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
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System ID: UF00099641:00202

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By Kenneth Books Beacon Staff Writer Niceville High School football players who want to play the sport in college have an advocate. NHS football coach Adron Robinson, a 1989 alum, helps Niceville athletes find college berths. One such player is Andrew Mitchell, the NHS football team’s quarterback. “He got it all started,” Mitchell said of the strong attention Mitchell’s efforts are getting from a number of colleges. “He was tons of help. He taught us all we needed to know.” The key, Robinson said, was mainly in communicating to college coaches the quality of scholar-athletes who play for Niceville High. “We have good players who are good in the classroom,” he said. “And we did a better job of marketing the Niceville High By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent More local scholarship money is likely to be available to students at Northwest Florida State College during the 2013-14 academic year, following three straight years of decline, if the NWFSC Foundation, the college’s fundraising organization, follows the recommendations of its finance committee. The foundation's board is expected to act on the advice Jan. 8. During a meeting in Niceville Dec. 13, the finance committee reviewed the financial status of the foundation's endowed scholarship funds. The panel learned that many funds that have been “underwater,” or earning less interest each year than the cost of the scholarships they are meant to fund, are doing much better and are now able to once again award scholarships to students. Foundation Executive Director Cristie Kedroski told committee members that only 31 scholarship funds are now underwater, down from 95 a year ago. As a result, she said, the amount of NWFSC Foundation endowed scholarship money available to students in the year that will begin in August 2013 will be between 30 and 40 percent greater than this year. The funds are paid from earnings of the foundation's endowed scholarship funds, currently valued at $37.4 million. The foundation awarded $190,922 in scholarships in the 2011-12 academic year, down from $387,415 three years earlier. Moreover, the 2011-12 total included $45,300 in funds from 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, January 2, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Thursday, 6:30 p.m. The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will host a free program about bottlenose dolphins at the Northwest Florida State College Student Services Center Niceville. Friday, 10 a.m.-noon. Home-schooled students can learn about Native Americans in a free education program at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sign up for the Niceville-Valparaiso Little League baseball and softball teams in the Ruckel Middle School cafeteria, Niceville. Monday, 6 p.m. The Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale will hold open auditions in the Tyler Recital Hall Niceville. Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn the art of hand knitting at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. See Calendar, B-2. COMING UP Please see MONEY, page A-5 Please see SIDEWALK, page A-5 Please see ATHLETES, page A-6 Police BlotterPage A-4NHS coach helps student athletes find a collegeMore money for scholarships Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Young soccer players battled chilly weather to practice fielding corner kicks at the Twin Oaks soccer complex, Niceville, Dec. 27. At the same facility, elementary school-age children participated in FC Dallas Emerald Coast winter soccer camp. Best foot forwardMore residents seek walls to block road noiseBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A representative of White Point Village asked the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority to provide the same noise and light abatement measures currently implemented between Chardonnay Estates and the Mid-Bay Bridge connector road. Darlane Landsberger, association manager for Bluewater Management Services, spoke at the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority meeting Dec. 13 in the City of Destin board room, telling the board the residents of White Point Village are also subject to noise from traffic on the connector road. In response to previous complaints, the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority had already decided to replant a vegetation barrier between the Chardonnay Estates homes and the connector road. Many of the previously planted trees failed to grow. The planting of a new barrier, along with a temporary irrigation system, is now under way, according to Mid-Bay Bridge Authority Executive Director Jim Vest. Beacon photo by Kenneth Books Some of the Niceville High School athletes whom Adron Robinson has helped get noticed by colleges surround him in the school ca feteria. From left: Nick Haynes, Devon Vasquez, Kyle Knight, Shikim Coward, Andrew Mitchell, Robinson, Tyler Ross, Austin Campbell, Bran don Kucera, Ean Savory-Booker and Carter Fletcher.Sidewalk eyed for 1.3 miles of Rocky Bayou Dr.By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Florida Department of Transportation plans to construct a sidewalk along Rocky Bayou Drive from Forest Road to Huntington Circle. The DOT's tentative five-year work program allots $26,000 for preliminary engineering of the project in the 2014 fiscal year. Construction is expected to begin in 2015, with $263,000 allotted for construction in the 2015 fiscal year and $27,000 in the next. The sidewalk will be five feet wide and stretch 1.3 miles from the Ruckel airstrip to the Huntington subdivision. The stretch of Rocky Bayou Drive from Forest Road to Huntington Circle would get a 1.3-mile sidewalk, under a proposal by the Florida Department of Transportation. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Please see NOISE, page A-3

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 THEBAYBEACON CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE! 1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental Available* Storage Supplies/Boxes Call for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith “My 2013 New Year s resolution is to be more patient with others.” “To lose weight.” “My only resolution is to make someone happy every day.” “2013 is my year – I m finally going to own my own house!” “None this year. I once resolved to lose weight – and actually did!” Wendy Gillette, 41, Niceville, physical therapist s assistant Isabella Vasquez, 32, Valparaiso, stay-home mom Brandon Phair, 25, Fort Walton Beach, store manager Arleen Blevins, 61, DeFuniak Springs, unemployed Ann Henderson, 45, Niceville, nurse Milo Johnson, 73, Niceville, retiredWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What are your New Year s resolutions?“To get back in the gym more often.” Location: Kmart North Bay Fire District s Board of Fire Commissioners meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2013 HAS BEEN CHANGED TOMon., Jan. 7, 2013 • 7:00 p.m.For more information, contact the Administration Office at (850) 897-3689. NORTH BAY FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT OKALOOSA COUNTY NICEVILLE, FLORIDA Oak Creek Shopping Center  Niceville 678-1593  9-6 Mon.-Sat.www.bayoubookcompany.com Since 1986Make a New Year’s Resolution you can enjoy Read More Books!

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 • Fax 1-888-520-9323 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 THEBAYBEACON,,Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Page A-3 (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in Niceville LEE MULLIS, MD • Over 25 Years Experience • National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery • A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDThe Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD • Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office • 15 Years Experience • A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: • CATARACTS • DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville • (850)678-5338930 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview • (850) 682-5338• GLAUCOMA • RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted-In memory ofGulf Coast DentalWe can help you smile again.Do you have gum or periodontal disease?There is now a FDA approved way to treat this chronic, debilitating disease.Dr. Steven G. RobinetteGraduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Practicing in NW Florida with more than 22 years of experience. Dedicated to excellence in dentistry.Gulf Coast DentalBluewater Bay 4566 Hwy. 20 E. #108 Courtyard Plaza Niceville, FL 32578 gulfcoastdental.net(850) 897 9600This laser technique involves no pain, no cutting, no stitches, and best of all... no down time! Landsberger asked that the renewed vegetation barrier, and other developments to prevent light or noise to Chardonnay Estates, be extended to include White Point Village, a small subdivision to the north, on Lakeshore Drive, just off White Point Road. White Point Village Owners' Association President Ellen Petrus said all of the houses on the east side of Laura Lane are affected by the noise and light from the connector road. Landsberger said the ultimate goal of the homeowners is to get a noise abatement wall constructed between he homes and the road. She said the current Florida Department of Transportation guidelines would require the construction of a wall, given the noise conditions at Chardonnnay Estates and White Point Village. Vest, however, said that was not the case in 2008, when the new road was designed. He said the project met all noise standards under the DOT's guidelines for 2008. The highway opened to traffic in 2011, replacing White Point Road, which is just to the west of the two neighborhoods, as the way to the north end of the bridge. "I'd like to emphasize that the analysis that was done determined that the project did not require any form of noise abatement," Vest said. Vest said members of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority and the DOT would meet with representatives from Chardonnay Estates and White Point Village sometime before the next MidBay Bridge Authority meeting, set for Jan. 17, to discuss further action on noise and light abatement. Landsberger said the meeting should help improve communication between the homeowners and bridge authority. "I hope when we all meet we'll have some understanding of how to move forward," Landsberger said. While the homeowners ultimately want a wall constructed, Landsberger said, they also want a noise study. "We're not asking for anything outrageous," Landsberger said. NOISEFrom page A-1 Mid-Bay Bridge Authority Some residents of the neighorhoods immediately to the west of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector have asked the toll span's governing board to install barriers to block noise and lights coming from vehicles that use the busy roadway. Bridge officials agreed to meet with them before Jan. 17. The neighborhoods, Chardonnay Estates (lower left) and White Point Village (upper left), are shown in this aerial photo.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 A MASSAGE EXPERIENCE1813 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, FL (Behind Carriage Hills Realty)Susanne NortonLicensed massage therapist(formerly with Cool Stylz Studio)Call: 974-0941 10% OFFMassage  Massages customized to fit your needs  Special Packages  Gift Certificates AvailableLic# MA50917 Lic#MM29329 Arrests Joshua David Thompson, 18, of 223 Galway Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 22 on a charge of disorderly intoxication. Thompson was arrested after allegedly yelling profanities and threatening police officers on Kelly Road, Niceville. Thompson's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 8. *** Adrean Roosevelt Munn, 31, of 632 Oak St. NW, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 23 on charges of driving while license suspended or revoked and resisting an officer without violence. After Munn pulled into a driveway on Elm Street, an officer approached him to question him for driving erratically. When asked for his driver's license, Munn walked into the house, climbed out a window, jumped a fence, and ran through several yards. Officers caught up with him in the woods. *** Shane Rameshwar Sooknanan, a fast food worker, 25, of 134 Menzel St., Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 18 on a charge of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. A police officer stopped Sooknanan's vehicle after it turned from Kelly Road to Howell Street without displaying a turn signal. The officer observed Sooknanan and a passenger making furtive movements in the car's center console area. After smelling burning marijuana, the officer spoke with Sooknanan, who said he had smoked marijuana earlier that day. The officer searched the car and found a clear plastic bag containing four grams of a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana. Sooknanan's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 8. *** Rocky Joseph Robinson, a handyman, 28, of 1725 Union Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 20 on charges of battery touch or strike and battery touch or strike domestic violence, stemming from a fight that erupted during an argument over a cell phone. *** Christopher Andrew Turner, a laborer, of 1135 Muirfield Way, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 21 on an Escambia County warrant for an original charge of cruelty towards a child. DUI arrests Richard Calvin Crews, retired, 66, of 111 Baywind Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at 4563 E. State Road 20, Niceville, Dec. 23 at 10:01 a.m. Crews' required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 8. Thefts The owner of the business at 1051 E. John Sims Parkway reported Dec. 21 someone stole a pair of boots from her business by switching them with another pair. *** The manager of the Radio Shack at 1009 E. John Sims Parkway reported Dec. 23 someone took a set of ear buds and a battery worth a total of $90 from the store. Niceville police went to a home to question a man who matched the description given. The man returned the items to the officers, and the manager did not press charges. A Niceville police officer issued the man a permanent trespass warning against entering the store. *** A Niceville resident from the 700 block of Prestwick Drive reported someone broke the side door of the business at 1067 John Sims Parkway, entered and stole a safe Dec. 24. The theft was caught on the business's surveillance system and the footage will be sent to Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers. *** A Niceville resident from the 200 block of Wava Avenue reported an unknown person used his credit card without permission to buy $641 of merchandise from the website Newegg Dec. 20. The website was notified and cancelled the orders. Criminal Mischief A Bluewater Bay resident reported that, while he was driving on North Cedar Drive, Niceville, Dec. 24, a man was holding up traffic by riding a skateboard in the middle of the road. The complainant honked his horn. The unidentified skateboarder became angry and destroyed the complainant's side mirror by knocking it off with his fist. Other The Niceville Fire Department evacuated all residences from 707720 Bayshore Drive Dec. 23 at 10:27 a.m. after a pedestrian reported a suspected gas leak to police. An Okaloosa Gas worker shut off the gas valves in the area at 11:39 a.m., after which a fire department representative said the scene was cleared and the odor of the gas and the leak were gone. 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. 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: John Michael Rice Wanted for: Firing Missile into Dwelling/Discharge Firearm in Public/Criminal Mischief/RAWOV Height: 5-feet, 9-inches Weight: 200 Age: 22 Date of birth: 09-13-1990 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Name: Elliott Clyde Hart Wanted for: FTA-Poss. of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription Height: 5-feet, 10-inches Weight: 215 Age: 47 Date of birth: 09-27-1965 Hair: Black Eyes: BrownPage A-4 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 THEBAYBEACON and Please send coupon and payment to:The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578 For more information, call The Bay Beacon at (850) 678-1080.Name: Phone: Address: E-mail: SPECIAL STUDENT MAIL RATE (out of town)..................8 Months for $69 ELECTRONIC EDITION........................................................1 Year for $52 / CARD EXPIRATIONDATESIGNATURE OFCARDHOLDERDATE VISAOR MASTERCARD NUMBERS Please check form of payment:oCheck oooPlease check one: o o Price includes any applicable sales tax. Keep your student up-to-date on news of Niceville, Valparaiso, and Bluewater Bay! Order now and we’ll mail your student the Bay Beacon (8 months), or e-mail an electronic copy of the paper (1 year).PARENTS GRANDPARENTSDon’t let your college student miss the hometown news! The Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012. 0 Structure Fire22 Emergency Medical Calls 1 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn10 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical...........................12/21/12........................08:44 Royal Palm Drive.........................Medical...........................12/21/12........................10:30 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Vehicle crash.................12/21/12........................17:37 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical...........................12/21/12........................21:45 N. Partin Dr...................................Smoke scare..................12/21/12........................22:46 N. Partin Dr...................................Medical...........................12/22/12........................01:58 Corbin Court.................................Service call.....................12/22/12........................03:30 N. Partin Dr...................................Medical...........................12/22/12........................06:55 Springwood Way..........................Alarm activation.............12/22/12........................10:17 Black Bear Circle..........................Medical...........................12/22/12........................13:45 28 th Street....................................Medical...........................12/22/12........................15:10 Swift Creek Ct..............................Smoke scare..................12/22/12........................17:06 SR 285..........................................Prescribed burn.............12/22/12........................22:58 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Smoke scare..................12/22/12........................23:14 17 th Street....................................Medical...........................12/23/12........................00:09 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical...........................12/23/12........................09:42 Bayshore Drive.............................Gas leak.........................12/23/12........................10:06 Anchor Place................................Good intent call..............12/23/12........................10:37 S. Cedar Ave................................Medical...........................12/23/12........................14:28 Hickory/E. SR 20..........................Cancelled.......................12/23/12........................16:59 17 th Street....................................Illegal burning................12/23/12........................17:15 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical...........................12/23/12........................17:30 Hickory Ave...................................Medical...........................12/24/12........................02:01 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical...........................12/24/12........................15:15 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical...........................12/24/12........................17:33 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Vehicle crash.................12/24/12........................21:29 Ivy Avenue....................................Medical...........................12/25/12........................00:23 SR 123/SR 85N...........................Vehicle crash.................12/25/12........................10:45 Royal Palm Drive.........................Medical...........................12/25/12........................19:43 Helms Street.................................Medical...........................12/25/12........................21:21 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical...........................12/25/12........................21:33 Azalea Drive.................................Medical...........................12/26/12........................07:15 Niceville Avenue...........................Vehicle fire.....................12/26/12........................09:55 Palmetto Palm Cir........................Medical...........................12/26/12........................12:25 Summerwood Court.....................Medical...........................12/27/12........................00:49 N. Partin Dr...................................Medical...........................12/27/12........................09:40 Rhonda Drive...............................Alarm activation.............12/27/12........................11:01 Weeden Island Dr........................Alarm activation.............12/27/12........................13:13 Weekly Safety Tip: If you have a disability, consider how it could affect your ability to escape from a fire in your home. If your disability requires special arrangements, make them part of the escape plan. For example, if you or someone you live with cannot escape alone, designate a member of the household to assist and decide on backups in case that person isn t home. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Fire Department ReportsThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Cedar Street................................Medical......................................12/21/12..............04:40 St. Vincent Cove..........................Dispatched & cancelled............12/21/12..............13:13 Partin Dr.......................................Dispatched & cancelled............12/21/12..............22:47 Putter Dr.......................................Public assist..............................12/22/12..............09:55 Jamaica Way...............................Good intent call.........................12/22/12..............18:10 Leaning Pines Loop/Destin........Dispatched & cancelled............12/22/12..............20:10 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Dispatched & cancelled............12/22/12..............23:15 Midland Court..............................Medical......................................12/23/12..............02:14 E. Highway 20.............................Dispatched & cancelled............12/23/12..............09:28 Hickory St/Hwy.20.......................No incident found......................12/23/12..............17:02 Range Rd/BW Blvd.....................Vehicle accident........................12/23/12..............19:25 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical......................................12/24/12..............03:58 Merchants Way...........................Medical......................................12/24/12..............14:09 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical......................................12/24/12..............14:38 Ida Coon Circle............................Medical......................................12/25/12..............12:39 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical......................................12/25/12..............15:20 White Point Rd............................Local alarm system..................12/25/12..............15:59 Otterlake Cove............................Medical......................................12/25/12..............17:12 Wind Lake Drive..........................Medical......................................12/25/12..............18:33 Canterbury Circle........................No incident found......................12/25/12..............19:54 Range Rd./Hwy. 20.....................Dispatched & cancelled............12/26/12..............10:07 Oakmont Place............................EMS call....................................12/26/12..............10:56 Rockford Street...........................Medical......................................12/26/12..............12:34 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.North Bay Niceville

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the college itself, rather than the foundation, to partly offset declining scholarship earnings. The foundation has jurisdiction over the award of local scholarships typically endowed by individuals, companies or service organizations. Separately, many students also receive state or federal scholarships not counted in the foundation totals, and not overseen by it. Some finance committee members suggested that it may be possible to award even more scholarship money in the coming year, but NWFSC President Ty Handy urged caution, saying that economic times remain uncertain, and that it would be prudent to ensure that freshmen awarded scholarships in the coming year not be surprised by having scholarships reduced or eliminated for their sophomore year if the economy, and the earnings of endowment funds, take another downturn. NWFSC Foundation investment advisor Ray McGovern, of the Merrill Lynch stock brokerage, also spoke somewhat optimistically, saying that the investment market has bottomed out and that stock values are expected to rise. He said that now is the time for the foundation to “change its investment platform,” meaning that the portion of its investment portfolio now allocated mutual funds should now also include some direct purchases of individual stocks. Mutual funds are investments in an investment company that, in turn, uses its customers’ money to buy a variety of stocks or bonds selected by the mutual fund company. McGovern said that Merrill Lynch can help the college select some high-quality individual stocks that are likely to grow in value during the coming year. Investments, said McGovern and Handy, typically offer tradeoffs between risk and reward. The higher the likely growth of an investment, the greater the risk of a loss, while the less risky an investment, the less expected gain. The least risky types of investments are said to include such things as bonds and money market accounts, while mutual funds offer slightly more risk but greater potential growth, followed by individual stocks which offer even higher gains but also greater risk. McGovern suggested that the foundation begin to allocate a portion of its investments into stocks to take advantage of the expected growth in the economy, while still keeping the rest in lower-risk items like bonds, to protect itself in case of losses in the market. A key element of risk in the current economic recovery, said McGovern, is whether the federal government can manage to cut its own spending. Entitlement programs, he said, now take up about 65 percent of the federal budget, a level that is unsustainable and “must be dealt with,” in order to prevent serious inflation and a return to recession, he said. The finance committee agreed to recommend the change in investment strategy to the foundation’s board of directors during their next meeting, scheduled for 7:45 a.m., Jan. 8. In other business, Kedroski told the finance committee that the foundation’s annual financial audit is now underway, and appears to be going smoothly, with no problems noted thus far. Handy told committee members that the college’s newly renovated Building K is now partially open. An official grand opening is scheduled for 1 p.m., Jan. 18. Inside the building the college’s new Barnes & Noble bookstore is now open to students and to the public. The facility includes a Starbucks caf, as well as a selection of books, official NWFSC clothing and gear, computers and related items, and a large area dedicated to textbooks. Other facilities in the renovated Building K, such as conference rooms, student work areas, and offices, are still getting furniture, equipment and other finishing touches in preparation for the grand opening. MONEYFrom page A-1 When preliminary engineering begins in 2014, the DOT will determine which side of Rocky Bayou Drive will get the sidewalk The south side of the road segment is mainly occupied by houses. On the north side, currently undeveloped, Ruckel Properties has obtained zoning for a 1.7square-mile development of homes and stores. DOT Public Information Officer Ian Satter said the funding for the project will come from the federal government as part of the Transportation Alternatives program, under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), signed into law July 6. The Transportation Alternatives program consolidates 12 programs designed to reduce risks in children by providing them with routes to walk or bike. Satter said federal funding will go to the project on Rocky Bayou Drive, a county road, not a state road, because states are required to spend half of the Transportation Alternative funds on local projects. "These include projects for municipal development and community improvement," Satter said. The DOT also announced that it will extend its county-wide traffic control systems improvements through the 2018 fiscal year. Last year's five-year plan called for $300,000 to be spent on operations for the project each year from 2013-2017. This year's plan allots $400,000 to operations expenditures in 2018. According to Tanya Branton, a DOT spokeswoman, the program added $100,000 to its yearly funding of the project because it is the No. 2 priority of the Transportation Planning Organization in Okaloosa County. 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School program.” Robinson, 41, has helped about 15 players find colleges in the last two years, he said. But this school year, he has a bumper crop. “I expect about 10 this year,” he said. “Maybe more.” When Robinson came to NHS, he immediately saw a need for a go-between to serve the athletes and college. He has served as NHS fullback and linebacker coach for the past three years. “Before I came here, I knew Niceville was always successful on the football field and had very good academics,” said Robinson, a graduate of Wingate University, North Carolina. But those successes didn’t transfer into numbers of student-athletes earning scholarships. The first thing he had to do, Robinson said, was develop a relationship with as many college coaches as possible. “I don’t think there’s a bigger thing,” he said. The key to creating a working relationship, Robinson said, is to be straight with the college coach. “You’ve got to be honest with them,” he said. “Some coaches may inflate their players’ ability. That’s great for that player, but the players after him pay the price.” The toughest part of the job, though, is the amount of time it takes. “It takes a lot of time,” Robinson said. “The smart phone helps a lot. But coaches will call you back at 11 p.m., midnight, and you’ve got to answer that. It may be the only time they have to call you.” Robinson’s dedication hasn’t gone unnoticed by his players. “He did all the work for us,” said Nick Haynes, an offensive lineman on the school football team. In many families, such a round-the-clock dedication to the job would cause friction. Not with the Robinsons. “We’re a football family,” Robinson said. “There’s very little sacrifice involved. My wife, Brenda, understands what I’m trying to do. My daughter, Adri, 3, loves football, the cheerleaders and the band.” Visits to college campuses, therefore, turn into mini-vacations. Robinson can take care of business and the family can enjoy a football game and the related activities. The visit to a campus is just one small part of “selling” the athlete. “I try to gauge a college’s interest,” Robinson said. “Then I send some film. The coach may want transcripts. And I try to get the player on campus.” Usually, the process is a positive one. But not always. “There are a few school I told I’m not sending my kids there,” Robinson said, citing campus reputation and treatment of athletes. “Those are still my kids.” Indeed, they remain Robinson’s kids through their college careers. He won’t let them have it any other way. “I nag (the students in college) until they respond,” Robinson said. “When the kid has had a little taste of home, he does better.” Next year, Robinson intends to start a newsletter about the Niceville athlete alumni in college and the current Eagles team. Before Robinson will recommend a student-athlete to a college, he takes time to evaluate him. “I’ll ask, ‘Do you want to play college football?’” Robinson said. “Without that, there’s no need to keep going.” He said some students will say they do because they think that’s what the coach wants to hear, but he eventually can tell if the athlete is sincere. He’ll gauge the student’s ability to be a self-starter, his leadership qualities and his integrity. “If you don’t have those qualities, you’re going to struggle,” he said. The first quality, that of a self starter, is of particular importance in a college atmosphere. “Kids, no matter how talented they are, will always wait for you to tell them what to do,” Robinson said. “In college, you’re more on your own. Inevitably, there will be failures. Some students will get a scholarship and flunk out or decided they’re tired of football. Those failures, though rare, eat at Robinson. “It’s tough,” he said, “especially when you put in time and effort. It’s hard to deal with. It’s hard not to take it a little personally, do a little self-reflection.” Only about 1 percent of high school football players in the United States play in college, Robinson said. But, he added, “A high school like Niceville should never have fewer than five or six.” Robinson’s face lights up in pride when he talks about some success stories. For example, he said, Marquis Pratt, a sophomore tailback at Birmingham Southern, is doing very well there, he said. The irony, Robinson said, is that no one was looking at Pratt for a scholarship until Robinson got busy placing him in a college classroom. Malik Williams, a freshman defensive back at Birmingham Southern, is another young man that Robinson helped get an education. “He’s doing so well academically and athletically,” Robinson said. But he hadn’t planned on playing college football. “He thought he wasn’t athletic enough,” Robinson said. Among current players, two stand out. Devin Vasquez, a senior running back at Niceville, “will play college football somewhere,” Robinson said. He said Vasquez played just two seasons of football for the Eagles, and has really come on this year. And senior Niceville quarterback Andrew Mitchell, Robinson said, is being recruited by Harvard, Princeton, the Naval Academy and Cornell. “We’ll have a few this year in big-time schools,” Robinson said, smiling. How does Robinson put in regular coaching duties in football and track, substitute teaching, helping in the guidance department and recruiting, a job he took on himself with no extra pay? “I have a benefit a lot of people don’t have,” Robinson said. “I’m working for (head football) coach (John) Hicks. And (inside linebacker) coach (Kody) Martin spends a lot of time getting tapes together. He makes sure the music is right and the plays are in order. I’d have to spend 24 hours more per day if I didn’t have them to help me.” and GENERAL REPAIR Brakes • Water Pumps Timing Belts • Struts/Shocks PEPPER, TONYand the staff of Twin Cities Transmission wish you aBright & Happy New Year! 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By Anna Kavanuagh Beacon Staff Writer Sunset Beach, a subdivision in Bluewater Bay, held its second annual Christmas party for Children in Crisis, Fort Walton Beach, Dec. 23, at Sunset Beach’s clubhouse. CIC is a charity established in 2008 that provides foster homes for children ages 6-18 from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties. The organization offers two long-term homes, a short-term emergency shelter, and a teen transition home for children who are 18 years old, but still in high school, located on 968 Luke’s Way, Fort Walton Beach. Twenty-five children from CIC received more than 10 gifts each, including iPods, toys, shoes and watches. Each child also received a stuffed stocking with their name on it. Katrina Puri, a CIC volunteer, and her husband, Dr. Kapil Puri of Sunset Beach, organized the party and collected donations by sending out the children’s Christmas wish lists to fellow neighbors, physicians, family and friends. “After having my own child three years ago, I felt a strong urge to volunteer with other kids who didn’t have parents or were separated from that parental bond due to neglect or abuse,” Katrina said. Mandy Hill, one of CIC’s home foster parents, said watching the children open their gifts was awesome. The children received above and beyond what they asked for on their lists, she added. “There was wrapping paper flying everywhere,” Hill said. “Whatever their background is, they are still just a kid on Christmas.” The party helps distracts the children from being in foster care or away from their families during the holidays, Hill added. Katrina first became involved with CIC in February 2011. She wanted to find a way to be able to volunteer and include her daughter and husband. After much research, she found the CIC and began tutoring there. Katrina quickly became attached and began delivering home-cooked meals to the children each week. She continues to do this. The idea for the Christmas party occurred to Katrina as she realized she could use the clubhouse and its swimming pool in her neighborhood to host events for the children. She already hosted birthday parties, pool parties and picnics for the children at the clubhouse during the year. 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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. ACT/SAT workshop Prepare for the ACT/SAT in a fourpart workshop held Jan. 22 and 23, and Jan. 28 and 29, 2-5 p.m., at the media center, Niceville High School. The workshops are open to high school students in Okaloosa County and will be conducted by Alice Hart. All materials, snacks and drinks will be provided, except calculators. To register contact Mrs. Hart at Amhart1966@aol.com or 615-5852401 by Jan. 8. Baytown Wharf Skating Rink Ice skate at the public outdoor ice rink until Jan. 31, at the events plaza in Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin. It’s $10 for an hour and a half of skating and $2 to rent skates. For hours visit www.Sandestin.com/events. Children s camp Join the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge for its Winter Wild Children’s Camp Jan. 2-4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Harborwalk Village, Destin. See owls, tortoises, gray foxes, and learn about marine wildlife, make crafts, collect seashells and make sandcastles, weather permitting. The camp is for grades 1-6 and costs $30 a day, and $20 for each additional sibling. To register contact Susan Leveille at 650-1880 or sleveille@ecwildliferefuge.com Republican Women luncheon The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will host a luncheon Jan. 2, 11:30 a.m., at the Holiday Inn Resort, Okaloosa Island. Lunch will be served at noon. The program will consist of a brief history of the Republican Party and a political skit. Lunch is $16 for members and $18 for guests. Register by Dec. 28 by contacting Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or donnapattison@cox.net. As part of the club’s Americanism project, attendees are asked to bring empty ink cartridges. These cartridges will be sent into a recycling partner for cash, and given to the USO. 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. Legislative hearing Members of the Okaloosa County state legislative delegation will hold a public hearing Jan. 9, 5-6:30 p.m., at Northwest Florida State College, room SSC 302, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Public comments will be heard on proposals for the 2013 regular session of the Florida Legislature. To be placed on the agenda or submit handouts, contact Lauren Williams at 833-9328 or Lauren.williams@myfloridahouse.g ov by Jan. 4, 5 p.m. Museum education program The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will host its first “Home School Fridays and Hands on History Saturdays” education program 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 pre-registration is required. Contact 678-2615. White-Wilson 5K Run/Walk White-Wilson Medical Foundation will host its “For the Health of it” 5K Run/Walk Jan. 5, 8 a.m., at Saint Mary Parish Life Center, 165 Coral Dr., Fort Walton Beach. The race proceeds will benefit the foundation, which provides healthcare services and education to the community. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 200 registrants and awards will be given for the top three males and females in five-year age categories. Awards will also be given to a master, grand master, overall male and female runner, and overall male and female walker. Register online for adults, $20, and for children under 18, $15, by Jan. 3 at http://white-wilson.com/5krunwalk.htm or from 7-745 a.m. the day of the race for $25. 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. Softball tryouts High Intensity Softball of Niceville will host tryouts for the spring/summer 2013 team on Jan. 5, 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. NWFSC Choral auditions The Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale will hold open auditions for Spring 2013 Jan. 7, 6 p.m., in the Tyler Recital Hall, Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. The Chorale, under the direction of music professor Lois Van Dam, is a select group, which performs with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra as well as in independent concerts. To arrange an audition time and receive audition music contact Chorale administrator Phyllis Lake, lakepa@cox.net. Knitting class Learn the art of hand knitting on Jan. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Students will learn basic knitting stitches and create their very own scarf. The cost is $20 or $15 for museum members. Space is limited. Pre-register by contacting 678-2615. Economic forecast breakfast Enjoy the 2013 Economic and Housing Forecast Breakfast Jan. 16, 7:30-9:30 a.m., at the Student Services Center, Third floor Costa Leadership Institute conference room, Northwest Florida State College Niceville. Guest speakers Mr. Edsel Charles, founder and chairman of the board for Market Graphics Research Group, Inc., and Mr. John Hutchison, director of public affairs and economic development for Gulf Power will speak. The cost is $12 per person for open seating and $175 to reserve a table for eight people. To register contact 8635107 or jgf@biaow.org by Jan. 8. Space is limited. Early release movie day Valparaiso Community Library will host an early release movie day Jan. 10, 1:30 p.m., at the Valparaiso Library. Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” will be featured along with drinks and popcorn. Aglow meeting Fort Walton Beach Aglow will hold its meeting Jan. 10, 10 a.m., at the Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Debra Kearney, of Niceville, will speak. Coffee and fellowship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Contact Barbara Williams at 678-1335 or fwbaglow@yahoo.com. Page B-2 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY 2013 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 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 Ms. Carnahan s fourth grade class with the 29 jars of peanut butter they collected for Sharing and Caring. Ms. Sellers sixth grade class with the 20 jars of peanut butter they collected for Sharing and Caring. Lewis collects peanut butter Flyte Time Crew, the Lewis School news team, held a peanut butter drive to benefit Sharing and Caring, Fort Walton Beach. The school collected a total of 217 jars and were delivered to Sharing and Caring on Dec. 18. Ms. Carnahan’s fourth grade class collected the most jars for an elementary class, 29. Ms. Sellers’ sixth grade class collected the most jars for a middle school class, 20. The two winning classes received doughnuts provided by Linda Horton, a Sharing and Caring volunteer at Fort Walton Beach, who approached Lewis School with the idea of the peanut butter drive. Winter Wildlife Children s CampJoin the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge for its Winter Wild Children s Camp Jan. 2-4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Harborwalk Village, Destin. The camp is for grades 1-6 and costs $30 a day, and $20 for each additional sibling. St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool Sunday, January 6 One Service 10:00 a.m. Holy Communion “God’s work. Our hands.”1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org “Pointing The Way To Jesus” 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 MULLISEYEINSTITUTEDarren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Surgeon & Cataract SpecialistNO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our office policy that the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other services, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for any free, discounted fee or reduce d fee service, examination or treatment.Dr. Darren Payne’s Smart lens Procedure can produce clear vision without eye glasses at all distances (close up, far away, & in between )Call Today at:Niceville Location 115 Bailey Dr. • 678-5338Crestview Location 930 N. 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Katie Loudine AndrewsMarch 3, 1935–Dec. 24, 2012Katie Loudine Andrews, Deannie, passed away on Dec. 24, 2012, at Twin Cities hospital in Niceville. She was born to John and Pauline Williams and was married to Marrel O. Andrews, all of Holmes County. She is survived by her daughter, Kim Mazza, and husband, Allen, of Lynn Haven; grandson, Andy Powell and wife, Tamara, and their children Meghan and Elana McCarthy; granddaughter, Kristen Williams and husband, Steve, and their children, Noah and Ava, all of Niceville; brother, Art Williams, of Lake Placid, and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The family is honoring Deannie’s wishes to be cremated. Her ashes will be placed beside her husband at Sunset Cemetery, Valparaiso. The family extends its sincere gratitude to everyone for their concerns, encouragement and prayers during Deannie’s illness. A memorial service took place Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, 11 a.m., at Twin Cities Cremation Services and Funeral Home, 1405 E. 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Kacy Barker (Whiting) daughter of Harry and Jackie Whiting of Niceville, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tenn., and received a clinical excellence award in her fourth year of study. Dr. Barker resides near Savannah, Ga., with her husband, Matthew, and is employed by Lord Eye Associates. She is a 2004 graduate of Niceville High School and a 2008 graduate of Florida State University. *** Michael James Coelho of Niceville earned a spot on the William Carey University dean’s list for the fall trimester. To receive recognition dean’s list scholars must have at least a 3.5 grade point average. *** Hunter Matthew Phillips of Niceville earned a spot on the William Carey University dean’s list for the fall trimester. To receive recognition dean’s list scholars must have at least a 3.5 grade point average. *** Teresa Kaliski of Niceville, was named the Society for Human Resource Management Emerald Coast Chapter’s membership and director at large for 2013. She is a board member and the human resource administrator at SimpleHR for almost seven years. She will manage the membership function to successfully achieve an increase in chapter membership and has held her national certification as a Professional in Human Resources since 2003. She has more than 20 years of progressive human resource experience. *** Marsha Babe an American Realty realtor in Niceville, completed training to become a Florida military specialist. The Florida Military Specialist certification allows both real estate agents and property managers to become more adept at working with the unique needs of the military. Attendees learn about military financing, ranks and special needs of military veterans. *** Toni Marie Baker of Niceville was pinned Dec. 17 for completing an associate of science degree in nursing from Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. *** Michelle Debolt of Niceville was pinned Dec. 17 for completing an associate of science degree in nursing from Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. *** Misty Parsons of Niceville was pinned Dec. 17 for completing an associate of science degree in nursing from Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. *** Dan Pettis, owner of One Twenty–A Modern Bistro, Niceville, was awarded “The Golden Whisk” people’s choice award Dec. 2 at the fourth annual “A World Affair” benefiting Covenant Hospice, at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Pettis’ international cuisine dish presented at the event was voted the people’s favorite by attendees. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Who’s News Lewis hosts science nightEighth graders Brooks Horton, left, and Nathan Bohler, prepare their catapults to see which design launches the ball the farthest at Lewis School s science night Dec. 6 when students created engineering teams and held competitions. Photo courtesy of Martha LaGuardia-KotiteGroundwire celebrates one yearGroundwire, a group that helps Emerald Coast women of all ages and phases achieve their goals, celebrated its one-year anniversary by donating a $500 check Dec. 20 to Sharing and Caring, Niceville. From left: Molly Wong, Groundwire, Lynne Waltz, Sharing and Caring, Martha LaGuardiaKotite, co-founder of Groundwire, and Delle Diamon and Augusta Lazzar of Sharing Caring. Kacy Barker (Whiting) Teresa Kaliski Marsha Babe Dan Pettis Page B-4 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 THEBAYBEACONdirectors and they approved it, Katrina said. “I began contacting neighbors, family and friends in other states, and my husband’s colleagues to see if they’d be interested in donating food and gifts for these parties,” Katrina said. Katrina and volunteers held the first Christmas party for the CIC children Dec. 23, 2011, at the clubhouse. She wanted the children to have the Christmas they deserve, Katrina said. Dr. David Adams and wife Mary of Niceville, Dr. Derek Jimenez of Niceville, and Dr. Justin Clark of Destin were among the 25 contributors who donated gifts for the children. “Katrina and her husband have hearts of gold,” Dr. Adams said. “They do amazing things for these children, not only during Christmas time, but throughout the year.” Dr. Adams said it’s wonderful to be a part of sharing the joy of Christmas with children who may not have experienced that joy yet. Dr. Clark gave $25 Target gift cards for each child. The children also received Chick-fil-A gift cards, Rave movie passes and a traditional Christmas dinner with ham and turkey cooked by volunteers, Katrina said. “We all cook,” Katrina said. “I provide the turkey and everyone else makes the sides and desserts so we make sure all the dishes are covered.” CICFrom page B-1Lewis staff reads to studentsLewis School Assistant Principal Jason Driver and language arts teacher Betty Beard read a holiday story, “A Creature Was Stirring,” to elementary students during the school s science night Dec. 6. Reservations required, call 850.729.9463Complimentary lunch provided.HERES TO YOUR HERES TO YOUR2013 Free Community Seminar 2013 Free Community Seminar My Aching Joints: Hip and Knee Arthritis ER Aging Successfully with Silver Sneakers! Aging Successfully with Silver Sneakers! 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By Kenneth Books Beacon Staff Writer Niceville High School football players who want to play the sport in college have an advocate. NHS football coach Adron Robinson, a 1989 alum, helps Niceville athletes find college berths. One such player is Andrew Mitchell, the NHS football teams quarterback. He got it all started, Mitchell said of the strong attention Mitchells efforts are getting from a number of colleges. He was tons of help. He taught us all we needed to know. The key, Robinson said, was mainly in communicating to college coaches the quality of scholar-athletes who play for Niceville High. We have good players who are good in the classroom, he said. And we did a better job of marketing the Niceville High By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent More local scholarship money is likely to be available to students at Northwest Florida State College during the 2013-14 academic year, following three straight years of decline, if the NWFSC Foundation, the colleges fundraising organization, follows the recommendations of its finance committee. The foundation's board is expected to act on the advice Jan. 8. During a meeting in Niceville Dec. 13, the finance committee reviewed the financial status of the foundation's endowed scholarship funds. The panel learned that many funds that have been underwater, or earning less interest each year than the cost of the scholarships they are meant to fund, are doing much better and are now able to once again award scholarships to students. Foundation Executive Director Cristie Kedroski told committee members that only 31 scholarship funds are now underwater, down from 95 a year ago. As a result, she said, the amount of NWFSC Foundation endowed scholarship money available to students in the year that will begin in August 2013 will be between 30 and 40 percent greater than this year. The funds are paid from earnings of the foundation's endowed scholarship funds, currently valued at $37.4 million. The foundation awarded $190,922 in scholarships in the 2011-12 academic year, down from $387,415 three years earlier. Moreover, the 2011-12 total included $45,300 in funds from T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, January 2, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Thursday, 6:30 p.m. The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will host a free program about bottlenose dolphins at the Northwest Florida State College Student Services Center Niceville. Friday, 10 a.m.-noon. Home-schooled students can learn about Native Americans in a free education program at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sign up for the Niceville-Valparaiso Little League baseball and softball teams in the Ruckel Middle School cafeteria, Niceville. Monday, 6 p.m. The Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale will hold open auditions in the Tyler Recital Hall, Niceville. Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Learn the art of hand knitting at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. See Calendar, B-2. COMINGUP Please see MONEY, page A-5 Please see SIDEWALK, page A-5 Please see ATHLETES, page A-6 Police BlotterPage A-4NHS coach helps student athletes find a collegeMore money for scholarships Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Young soccer players battled chilly weather to practice fielding corner kicks at the Twin Oaks soccer complex, Niceville, Dec. 27. At the same facility, elementary school-age children participated in FC Dallas Emerald Coast winter soccer camp. Best foot forwardMore residents seek walls to block road noiseBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A representative of White Point Village asked the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority to provide the same noise and light abatement measures currently implemented between Chardonnay Estates and the Mid-Bay Bridge connector road. Darlane Landsberger, association manager for Bluewater Management Services, spoke at the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority meeting Dec. 13 in the City of Destin board room, telling the board the residents of White Point Village are also subject to noise from traffic on the connector road. In response to previous complaints, the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority had already decided to replant a vegetation barrier between the Chardonnay Estates homes and the connector road. Many of the previously planted trees failed to grow. The planting of a new barrier, along with a temporary irrigation system, is now under way, according to Mid-Bay Bridge Authority Executive Director Jim Vest. Beacon photo by Kenneth Books Some of the Niceville High School athletes whom Adron Robinson has helped get noticed by colleges surround him in the school ca feteria. From left: Nick Haynes, Devon Vasquez, Kyle Knight, Shikim Coward, Andrew Mitchell, Robinson, Tyler Ross, Austin Campbell, Bran don Kucera, Ean Savory-Booker and Carter Fletcher.Sidewalk eyed for 1.3 miles of Rocky Bayou Dr.By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Florida Department of Transportation plans to construct a sidewalk along Rocky Bayou Drive from Forest Road to Huntington Circle. The DOT's tentative five-year work program allots $26,000 for preliminary engineering of the project in the 2014 fiscal year. Construction is expected to begin in 2015, with $263,000 allotted for construction in the 2015 fiscal year and $27,000 in the next. The sidewalk will be five feet wide and stretch 1.3 miles from the Ruckel airstrip to the Huntington subdivision. The stretch of Rocky Bayou Drive from Forest Road to Huntington Circle would get a 1.3-mile sidewalk, under a proposal by the Florida Department of Transportation. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Please see NOISE, page A-3

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 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) (850) 863-4187401-B Mary Esther Blvd., Mary Esther(Located across from Santa Rosa Mall) THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith My 2013 New Year s resolution is to be more patient with others. To lose weight. My only resolution is to make someone happy every day. is my year I m finally going to own my own house! None this year. I once resolved to lose weight and actually did! Wendy Gillette, 41, Niceville, physical therapist s assistant Isabella Vasquez, 32, Valparaiso, stay-home mom Brandon Phair, 25, Fort Walton Beach, store manager Arleen Blevins, 61, DeFuniak Springs, unemployed Ann Henderson, 45, Niceville, nurse Milo Johnson, 73, Niceville, retiredWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What are your New Year s resolutions?To get back in the gym more often. Location: Kmart North Bay Fire District s Board of Fire Commissioners meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2013 HAS BEEN CHANGED TOMon., Jan. 7, 2013 7:00 p.m.For more information, contact the Administration Office at (850) 897-3689.NORTH BAY FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT OKALOOSA COUNTY NICEVILLE, FLORIDA Oak Creek Shopping Center Niceville 678-1593 9-6 Mon.-Sat.www.bayoubookcompany.com Since 1986Make a New Years Resolution you can enjoy Read More Books!

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax 1-888-520-9323 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 THEBAYBEACON,,Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Page A-3 (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in NicevilleLEE MULLIS, MD Over 25 Years Experience National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDThe Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office 15 Years Experience A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: CATARACTS DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville (850)678-5338930 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted-In memory ofGulf Coast DentalWe can help you smile again.Do you have gum or periodontal disease?There is now a FDA approved way to treat this chronic, debilitating disease.Dr. Steven G. RobinetteGraduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Practicing in NW Florida with more than 22 years of experience. Dedicated to excellence in dentistry.Gulf Coast DentalBluewater Bay 4566 Hwy. 20 E. #108 Courtyard Plaza Niceville, FL 32578 gulfcoastdental.net(850) 8979600This laser technique involves no pain, no cutting, no stitches, and best of all... no down time! Landsberger asked that the renewed vegetation barrier, and other developments to prevent light or noise to Chardonnay Estates, be extended to include White Point Village, a small subdivision to the north, on Lakeshore Drive, just off White Point Road. White Point Village Owners' Association President Ellen Petrus said all of the houses on the east side of Laura Lane are affected by the noise and light from the connector road. Landsberger said the ultimate goal of the homeowners is to get a noise abatement wall constructed between he homes and the road. She said the current Florida Department of Transportation guidelines would require the construction of a wall, given the noise conditions at Chardonnnay Estates and White Point Village. Vest, however, said that was not the case in 2008, when the new road was designed. He said the project met all noise standards under the DOT's guidelines for 2008. The highway opened to traffic in 2011, replacing White Point Road, which is just to the west of the two neighborhoods, as the way to the north end of the bridge. "I'd like to emphasize that the analysis that was done determined that the project did not require any form of noise abatement," Vest said. Vest said members of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority and the DOT would meet with representatives from Chardonnay Estates and White Point Village sometime before the next MidBay Bridge Authority meeting, set for Jan. 17, to discuss further action on noise and light abatement. Landsberger said the meeting should help improve communication between the homeowners and bridge authority. "I hope when we all meet we'll have some understanding of how to move forward," Landsberger said. While the homeowners ultimately want a wall constructed, Landsberger said, they also want a noise study. "We're not asking for anything outrageous," Landsberger said. NOISEFrom page A-1 Mid-Bay Bridge Authority Some residents of the neighorhoods immediately to the west of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector have asked the toll span's governing board to install barriers to block noise and lights coming from vehicles that use the busy roadway. Bridge officials agreed to meet with them before Jan. 17. The neighborhoods, Chardonnay Estates (lower left) and White Point Village (upper left), are shown in this aerial photo.

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 A MASSAGE EXPERIENCE1813 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, FL (Behind Carriage Hills Realty)Susanne NortonLicensed massage therapist(formerly with Cool Stylz Studio)Call: 974-0941 10% OFFMassage Massages customized to fit your needs Special Packages Gift Certificates AvailableLic# MA50917 Lic#MM29329 Arrests Joshua David Thompson, 18, of 223 Galway Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 22 on a charge of disorderly intoxication. Thompson was arrested after allegedly yelling profanities and threatening police officers on Kelly Road, Niceville. Thompson's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 8. *** Adrean Roosevelt Munn, 31, of 632 Oak St. NW, Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 23 on charges of driving while license suspended or revoked and resisting an officer without violence. After Munn pulled into a driveway on Elm Street, an officer approached him to question him for driving erratically. When asked for his driver's license, Munn walked into the house, climbed out a window, jumped a fence, and ran through several yards. Officers caught up with him in the woods. *** Shane Rameshwar Sooknanan, a fast food worker, 25, of 134 Menzel St., Valparaiso, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 18 on a charge of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. A police officer stopped Sooknanan's vehicle after it turned from Kelly Road to Howell Street without displaying a turn signal. The officer observed Sooknanan and a passenger making furtive movements in the car's center console area. After smelling burning marijuana, the officer spoke with Sooknanan, who said he had smoked marijuana earlier that day. The officer searched the car and found a clear plastic bag containing four grams of a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana. Sooknanan's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 8. *** Rocky Joseph Robinson, a handyman, 28, of 1725 Union Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 20 on charges of battery touch or strike and battery touch or strike domestic violence, stemming from a fight that erupted during an argument over a cell phone. *** Christopher Andrew Turner, a laborer, of 1135 Muirfield Way, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 21 on an Escambia County warrant for an original charge of cruelty towards a child. DUI arrests Richard Calvin Crews, retired, 66, of 111 Baywind Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at 4563 E. State Road 20, Niceville, Dec. 23 at 10:01 a.m. Crews' required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 8. Thefts The owner of the business at 1051 E. John Sims Parkway reported Dec. 21 someone stole a pair of boots from her business by switching them with another pair. *** The manager of the Radio Shack at 1009 E. John Sims Parkway reported Dec. 23 someone took a set of ear buds and a battery worth a total of $90 from the store. Niceville police went to a home to question a man who matched the description given. The man returned the items to the officers, and the manager did not press charges. A Niceville police officer issued the man a permanent trespass warning against entering the store. *** A Niceville resident from the 700 block of Prestwick Drive reported someone broke the side door of the business at 1067 John Sims Parkway, entered and stole a safe Dec. 24. The theft was caught on the business's surveillance system and the footage will be sent to Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers. *** A Niceville resident from the 200 block of Wava Avenue reported an unknown person used his credit card without permission to buy $641 of merchandise from the website Newegg Dec. 20. The website was notified and cancelled the orders. Criminal Mischief A Bluewater Bay resident reported that, while he was driving on North Cedar Drive, Niceville, Dec. 24, a man was holding up traffic by riding a skateboard in the middle of the road. The complainant honked his horn. The unidentified skateboarder became angry and destroyed the complainant's side mirror by knocking it off with his fist. Other The Niceville Fire Department evacuated all residences from 707720 Bayshore Drive Dec. 23 at 10:27 a.m. after a pedestrian reported a suspected gas leak to police. An Okaloosa Gas worker shut off the gas valves in the area at 11:39 a.m., after which a fire department representative said the scene was cleared and the odor of the gas and the leak were gone. 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. 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: John Michael Rice Wanted for: Firing Missile into Dwelling/Discharge Firearm in Public/Criminal Mischief/RAWOV Height: 5-feet, 9-inches Weight: 200 Age: 22 Date of birth: 09-13-1990 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Name: Elliott Clyde Hart Wanted for: FTA-Poss. of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription Height: 5-feet, 10-inches Weight: 215 Age: 47 Date of birth: 09-27-1965 Hair: Black Eyes: BrownPage A-4 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 THEBAYBEACON and Please send coupon and payment to:The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. 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The Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012. 0 Structure Fire22 Emergency Medical Calls 1 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn10 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical...........................12/21/12........................08:44 Royal Palm Drive.........................Medical...........................12/21/12........................10:30 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Vehicle crash.................12/21/12........................17:37 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical...........................12/21/12........................21:45 N. Partin Dr...................................Smoke scare..................12/21/12........................22:46 N. Partin Dr...................................Medical...........................12/22/12........................01:58 Corbin Court.................................Service call.....................12/22/12........................03:30 N. Partin Dr...................................Medical...........................12/22/12........................06:55 Springwood Way..........................Alarm activation.............12/22/12........................10:17 Black Bear Circle..........................Medical...........................12/22/12........................13:45 28 th Street....................................Medical...........................12/22/12........................15:10 Swift Creek Ct..............................Smoke scare..................12/22/12........................17:06 SR 285..........................................Prescribed burn.............12/22/12........................22:58 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Smoke scare..................12/22/12........................23:14 17 th Street....................................Medical...........................12/23/12........................00:09 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical...........................12/23/12........................09:42 Bayshore Drive.............................Gas leak.........................12/23/12........................10:06 Anchor Place................................Good intent call..............12/23/12........................10:37 S. Cedar Ave................................Medical...........................12/23/12........................14:28 Hickory/E. SR 20..........................Cancelled.......................12/23/12........................16:59 17 th Street....................................Illegal burning................12/23/12........................17:15 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical...........................12/23/12........................17:30 Hickory Ave...................................Medical...........................12/24/12........................02:01 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical...........................12/24/12........................15:15 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical...........................12/24/12........................17:33 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Vehicle crash.................12/24/12........................21:29 Ivy Avenue....................................Medical...........................12/25/12........................00:23 SR 123/SR 85N...........................Vehicle crash.................12/25/12........................10:45 Royal Palm Drive.........................Medical...........................12/25/12........................19:43 Helms Street.................................Medical...........................12/25/12........................21:21 E. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical...........................12/25/12........................21:33 Azalea Drive.................................Medical...........................12/26/12........................07:15 Niceville Avenue...........................Vehicle fire.....................12/26/12........................09:55 Palmetto Palm Cir........................Medical...........................12/26/12........................12:25 Summerwood Court.....................Medical...........................12/27/12........................00:49 N. Partin Dr...................................Medical...........................12/27/12........................09:40 Rhonda Drive...............................Alarm activation.............12/27/12........................11:01 Weeden Island Dr........................Alarm activation.............12/27/12........................13:13 Weekly Safety Tip: If you have a disability, consider how it could affect your ability to escape from a fire in your home. If your disability requires special arrangements, make them part of the escape plan. For example, if you or someone you live with cannot escape alone, designate a member of the household to assist and decide on backups in case that person isn t home. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook Fire Department ReportsThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Cedar Street................................Medical......................................12/21/12..............04:40 St. Vincent Cove..........................Dispatched & cancelled............12/21/12..............13:13 Partin Dr.......................................Dispatched & cancelled............12/21/12..............22:47 Putter Dr.......................................Public assist..............................12/22/12..............09:55 Jamaica Way...............................Good intent call.........................12/22/12..............18:10 Leaning Pines Loop/Destin........Dispatched & cancelled............12/22/12..............20:10 E. John Sims Pkwy.....................Dispatched & cancelled............12/22/12..............23:15 Midland Court..............................Medical......................................12/23/12..............02:14 E. Highway 20.............................Dispatched & cancelled............12/23/12..............09:28 Hickory St/Hwy.20.......................No incident found......................12/23/12..............17:02 Range Rd/BW Blvd.....................Vehicle accident........................12/23/12..............19:25 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical......................................12/24/12..............03:58 Merchants Way...........................Medical......................................12/24/12..............14:09 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical......................................12/24/12..............14:38 Ida Coon Circle............................Medical......................................12/25/12..............12:39 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical......................................12/25/12..............15:20 White Point Rd............................Local alarm system..................12/25/12..............15:59 Otterlake Cove............................Medical......................................12/25/12..............17:12 Wind Lake Drive..........................Medical......................................12/25/12..............18:33 Canterbury Circle........................No incident found......................12/25/12..............19:54 Range Rd./Hwy. 20.....................Dispatched & cancelled............12/26/12..............10:07 Oakmont Place............................EMS call....................................12/26/12..............10:56 Rockford Street...........................Medical......................................12/26/12..............12:34 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.North Bay Niceville

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the college itself, rather than the foundation, to partly offset declining scholarship earnings. The foundation has jurisdiction over the award of local scholarships typically endowed by individuals, companies or service organizations. Separately, many students also receive state or federal scholarships not counted in the foundation totals, and not overseen by it. Some finance committee members suggested that it may be possible to award even more scholarship money in the coming year, but NWFSC President Ty Handy urged caution, saying that economic times remain uncertain, and that it would be prudent to ensure that freshmen awarded scholarships in the coming year not be surprised by having scholarships reduced or eliminated for their sophomore year if the economy, and the earnings of endowment funds, take another downturn. NWFSC Foundation investment advisor Ray McGovern, of the Merrill Lynch stock brokerage, also spoke somewhat optimistically, saying that the investment market has bottomed out and that stock values are expected to rise. He said that now is the time for the foundation to change its investment platform, meaning that the portion of its investment portfolio now allocated mutual funds should now also include some direct purchases of individual stocks. Mutual funds are investments in an investment company that, in turn, uses its customers money to buy a variety of stocks or bonds selected by the mutual fund company. McGovern said that Merrill Lynch can help the college select some high-quality individual stocks that are likely to grow in value during the coming year. Investments, said McGovern and Handy, typically offer tradeoffs between risk and reward. The higher the likely growth of an investment, the greater the risk of a loss, while the less risky an investment, the less expected gain. The least risky types of investments are said to include such things as bonds and money market accounts, while mutual funds offer slightly more risk but greater potential growth, followed by individual stocks which offer even higher gains but also greater risk. McGovern suggested that the foundation begin to allocate a portion of its investments into stocks to take advantage of the expected growth in the economy, while still keeping the rest in lower-risk items like bonds, to protect itself in case of losses in the market. A key element of risk in the current economic recovery, said McGovern, is whether the federal government can manage to cut its own spending. Entitlement programs, he said, now take up about 65 percent of the federal budget, a level that is unsustainable and must be dealt with, in order to prevent serious inflation and a return to recession, he said. The finance committee agreed to recommend the change in investment strategy to the foundations board of directors during their next meeting, scheduled for 7:45 a.m., Jan. 8. In other business, Kedroski told the finance committee that the foundations annual financial audit is now underway, and appears to be going smoothly, with no problems noted thus far. Handy told committee members that the colleges newly renovated Building K is now partially open. An official grand opening is scheduled for 1 p.m., Jan. 18. Inside the building the colleges new Barnes & Noble bookstore is now open to students and to the public. The facility includes a Starbucks caf, as well as a selection of books, official NWFSC clothing and gear, computers and related items, and a large area dedicated to textbooks. Other facilities in the renovated Building K, such as conference rooms, student work areas, and offices, are still getting furniture, equipment and other finishing touches in preparation for the grand opening. MONEYFrom page A-1 When preliminary engineering begins in 2014, the DOT will determine which side of Rocky Bayou Drive will get the sidewalk The south side of the road segment is mainly occupied by houses. On the north side, currently undeveloped, Ruckel Properties has obtained zoning for a 1.7square-mile development of homes and stores. DOT Public Information Officer Ian Satter said the funding for the project will come from the federal government as part of the Transportation Alternatives program, under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), signed into law July 6. The Transportation Alternatives program consolidates 12 programs designed to reduce risks in children by providing them with routes to walk or bike. Satter said federal funding will go to the project on Rocky Bayou Drive, a county road, not a state road, because states are required to spend half of the Transportation Alternative funds on local projects. "These include projects for municipal development and community improvement," Satter said. The DOT also announced that it will extend its county-wide traffic control systems improvements through the 2018 fiscal year. Last year's five-year plan called for $300,000 to be spent on operations for the project each year from 2013-2017. This year's plan allots $400,000 to operations expenditures in 2018. According to Tanya Branton, a DOT spokeswoman, the program added $100,000 to its yearly funding of the project because it is the No. 2 priority of the Transportation Planning Organization in Okaloosa County. The tentative five-year road program will become final if approved by the state legislature when it passes the state budget, which typically occurs in late April. 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School program. Robinson, 41, has helped about 15 players find colleges in the last two years, he said. But this school year, he has a bumper crop. I expect about 10 this year, he said. Maybe more. When Robinson came to NHS, he immediately saw a need for a go-between to serve the athletes and college. He has served as NHS fullback and linebacker coach for the past three years. Before I came here, I knew Niceville was always successful on the football field and had very good academics, said Robinson, a graduate of Wingate University, North Carolina. But those successes didnt transfer into numbers of student-athletes earning scholarships. The first thing he had to do, Robinson said, was develop a relationship with as many college coaches as possible. I dont think theres a bigger thing, he said. The key to creating a working relationship, Robinson said, is to be straight with the college coach. Youve got to be honest with them, he said. Some coaches may inflate their players ability. Thats great for that player, but the players after him pay the price. The toughest part of the job, though, is the amount of time it takes. It takes a lot of time, Robinson said. The smart phone helps a lot. But coaches will call you back at 11 p.m., midnight, and youve got to answer that. It may be the only time they have to call you. Robinsons dedication hasnt gone unnoticed by his players. He did all the work for us, said Nick Haynes, an offensive lineman on the school football team. In many families, such a round-the-clock dedication to the job would cause friction. Not with the Robinsons. Were a football family, Robinson said. Theres very little sacrifice involved. My wife, Brenda, understands what Im trying to do. My daughter, Adri, 3, loves football, the cheerleaders and the band. Visits to college campuses, therefore, turn into mini-vacations. Robinson can take care of business and the family can enjoy a football game and the related activities. The visit to a campus is just one small part of selling the athlete. I try to gauge a colleges interest, Robinson said. Then I send some film. The coach may want transcripts. And I try to get the player on campus. Usually, the process is a positive one. But not always. There are a few school I told Im not sending my kids there, Robinson said, citing campus reputation and treatment of athletes. Those are still my kids. Indeed, they remain Robinsons kids through their college careers. He wont let them have it any other way. I nag (the students in college) until they respond, Robinson said. When the kid has had a little taste of home, he does better. Next year, Robinson intends to start a newsletter about the Niceville athlete alumni in college and the current Eagles team. Before Robinson will recommend a student-athlete to a college, he takes time to evaluate him. Ill ask, Do you want to play college football? Robinson said. Without that, theres no need to keep going. He said some students will say they do because they think thats what the coach wants to hear, but he eventually can tell if the athlete is sincere. Hell gauge the students ability to be a self-starter, his leadership qualities and his integrity. If you dont have those qualities, youre going to struggle, he said. The first quality, that of a self starter, is of particular importance in a college atmosphere. Kids, no matter how talented they are, will always wait for you to tell them what to do, Robinson said. In college, youre more on your own. Inevitably, there will be failures. Some students will get a scholarship and flunk out or decided theyre tired of football. Those failures, though rare, eat at Robinson. Its tough, he said, especially when you put in time and effort. Its hard to deal with. Its hard not to take it a little personally, do a little self-reflection. Only about 1 percent of high school football players in the United States play in college, Robinson said. But, he added, A high school like Niceville should never have fewer than five or six. Robinsons face lights up in pride when he talks about some success stories. For example, he said, Marquis Pratt, a sophomore tailback at Birmingham Southern, is doing very well there, he said. The irony, Robinson said, is that no one was looking at Pratt for a scholarship until Robinson got busy placing him in a college classroom. Malik Williams, a freshman defensive back at Birmingham Southern, is another young man that Robinson helped get an education. Hes doing so well academically and athletically, Robinson said. But he hadnt planned on playing college football. He thought he wasnt athletic enough, Robinson said. Among current players, two stand out. Devin Vasquez, a senior running back at Niceville, will play college football somewhere, Robinson said. He said Vasquez played just two seasons of football for the Eagles, and has really come on this year. And senior Niceville quarterback Andrew Mitchell, Robinson said, is being recruited by Harvard, Princeton, the Naval Academy and Cornell. Well have a few this year in big-time schools, Robinson said, smiling. How does Robinson put in regular coaching duties in football and track, substitute teaching, helping in the guidance department and recruiting, a job he took on himself with no extra pay? I have a benefit a lot of people dont have, Robinson said. Im working for (head football) coach (John) Hicks. And (inside linebacker) coach (Kody) Martin spends a lot of time getting tapes together. He makes sure the music is right and the plays are in order. Id have to spend 24 hours more per day if I didnt have them to help me. and GENERAL REPAIRBrakes Water Pumps Timing Belts Struts/Shocks PEPPER, TONYand the staff of Twin Cities Transmission wish you aBright & Happy New Year! 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Streeter, O.D.Board Certified Optometric Physicians The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ATHLETESFrom page A-1Page A-6 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Piling it onWorkers replace pilings at the Citgo petroleumbarge terminal on Boggy Bayou, near Lions Park, Niceville, Dec. 27. The old pilings are about six years old and have been worn down, according to Jay Goss, terminal manager. Goss said the new pilings went through a better pressure treatment process and are expected to last 10 years. Beacon photo Adron Robinson ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN HAPPYBIRTHDAY! 2ND To our little manGRAY01-08-12 Love, Your FamilyYou bring so much joy and happiness to our lives. Youre Our Little Sunshine.WE LOVE YOU BUDDY!

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By Anna Kavanuagh Beacon Staff Writer Sunset Beach, a subdivision in Bluewater Bay, held its second annual Christmas party for Children in Crisis, Fort Walton Beach, Dec. 23, at Sunset Beachs clubhouse. CIC is a charity established in 2008 that provides foster homes for children ages 6-18 from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties. The organization offers two long-term homes, a short-term emergency shelter, and a teen transition home for children who are 18 years old, but still in high school, located on 968 Lukes Way, Fort Walton Beach. Twenty-five children from CIC received more than 10 gifts each, including iPods, toys, shoes and watches. Each child also received a stuffed stocking with their name on it. Katrina Puri, a CIC volunteer, and her husband, Dr. Kapil Puri of Sunset Beach, organized the party and collected donations by sending out the childrens Christmas wish lists to fellow neighbors, physicians, family and friends. After having my own child three years ago, I felt a strong urge to volunteer with other kids who didnt have parents or were separated from that parental bond due to neglect or abuse, Katrina said. Mandy Hill, one of CICs home foster parents, said watching the children open their gifts was awesome. The children received above and beyond what they asked for on their lists, she added. There was wrapping paper flying everywhere, Hill said. Whatever their background is, they are still just a kid on Christmas. The party helps distracts the children from being in foster care or away from their families during the holidays, Hill added. Katrina first became involved with CIC in February 2011. She wanted to find a way to be able to volunteer and include her daughter and husband. After much research, she found the CIC and began tutoring there. Katrina quickly became attached and began delivering home-cooked meals to the children each week. She continues to do this. The idea for the Christmas party occurred to Katrina as she realized she could use the clubhouse and its swimming pool in her neighborhood to host events for the children. She already hosted birthday parties, pool parties and picnics for the children at the clubhouse during the year. She took the idea to the CIC board of 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 J J a a n n u u a a r r y y 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Please see CIC, page B-4 850-863-2153Fort Walton Destin NicevilleComprehensive Orthopaedic Care General Orthopaedics Total Joint Revision Sports Medicine General Podiatry Arthritis Prevention & Care Bone Density Scanning Complete Spine Care Total Joint Reconstruction Minimal Invasive Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery Full Body MRI Physical TherapyDr. James F. 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Hospital gives $5,000 to food bankTwin Cities Hospital chairman of the board Wayne Justice, left, and Kit Kuss, right, hospital chief of staff, presented a $5,000 check for Sharing and Caring, which was accepted by Delle Diamon, president of Sharing and Caring. Neighborhood hosts Christmas party for foster kids From left: Dr. Kapil Puri, Sally Whitesell, Kavita Puri ,Cynthia Starr, Regina Joyce, Annie Fair, and Nancy Huber get ready to serve a Christmas dinner for the children at the Sunset Beach Christmas party. Foster children from Children in Crisis, Fort Walton Beach, wait to open their donated gifts at the second annual Sunset Beach Christmas party Dec. 23. Boat parade a successNineteen boats cruised Rocky Bayou in the first Bluewater Bay Marina Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 22. Lyn Seals took first place on the Aberdean and surprised the spectators with fireworks. Jim Heald came in second on the Jim-n-I, left, and Norm Leonpacher placed third on the Power Packer. 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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. ACT/SAT workshop Prepare for the ACT/SAT in a fourpart workshop held Jan. 22 and 23, and Jan. 28 and 29, 2-5 p.m., at the media center, Niceville High School. The workshops are open to high school students in Okaloosa County and will be conducted by Alice Hart. All materials, snacks and drinks will be provided, except calculators. To register contact Mrs. Hart at Amhart1966@aol.com or 615-5852401 by Jan. 8. Baytown Wharf Skating Rink Ice skate at the public outdoor ice rink until Jan. 31, at the events plaza in Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin. Its $10 for an hour and a half of skating and $2 to rent skates. For hours visit www.Sandestin.com/events. Children s camp Join the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge for its Winter Wild Childrens Camp Jan. 2-4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Harborwalk Village, Destin. See owls, tortoises, gray foxes, and learn about marine wildlife, make crafts, collect seashells and make sandcastles, weather permitting. The camp is for grades 1-6 and costs $30 a day, and $20 for each additional sibling. To register contact Susan Leveille at 650-1880 or sleveille@ecwildliferefuge.com Republican Women luncheon The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will host a luncheon Jan. 2, 11:30 a.m., at the Holiday Inn Resort, Okaloosa Island. Lunch will be served at noon. The program will consist of a brief history of the Republican Party and a political skit. Lunch is $16 for members and $18 for guests. Register by Dec. 28 by contacting Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or donnapattison@cox.net. As part of the clubs Americanism project, attendees are asked to bring empty ink cartridges. These cartridges will be sent into a recycling partner for cash, and given to the USO. 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. Legislative hearing Members of the Okaloosa County state legislative delegation will hold a public hearing Jan. 9, 5-6:30 p.m., at Northwest Florida State College, room SSC 302, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Public comments will be heard on proposals for the 2013 regular session of the Florida Legislature. To be placed on the agenda or submit handouts, contact Lauren Williams at 833-9328 or Lauren.williams@myfloridahouse.g ov by Jan. 4, 5 p.m. Museum education program The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will host its first Home School Fridays and Hands on History Saturdays education program 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 pre-registration is required. Contact 678-2615. White-Wilson 5K Run/Walk White-Wilson Medical Foundation will host its For the Health of it 5K Run/Walk Jan. 5, 8 a.m., at Saint Mary Parish Life Center, 165 Coral Dr., Fort Walton Beach. The race proceeds will benefit the foundation, which provides healthcare services and education to the community. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 200 registrants and awards will be given for the top three males and females in five-year age categories. Awards will also be given to a master, grand master, overall male and female runner, and overall male and female walker. Register online for adults, $20, and for children under 18, $15, by Jan. 3 at http://white-wilson.com/5krunwalk.htm or from 7-745 a.m. the day of the race for $25. 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. Softball tryouts High Intensity Softball of Niceville will host tryouts for the spring/summer 2013 team on Jan. 5, 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. NWFSC Choral auditions The Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale will hold open auditions for Spring 2013 Jan. 7, 6 p.m., in the Tyler Recital Hall, Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. The Chorale, under the direction of music professor Lois Van Dam, is a select group, which performs with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra as well as in independent concerts. To arrange an audition time and receive audition music contact Chorale administrator Phyllis Lake, lakepa@cox.net. Knitting class Learn the art of hand knitting on Jan. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Students will learn basic knitting stitches and create their very own scarf. The cost is $20 or $15 for museum members. Space is limited. Pre-register by contacting 678-2615. Economic forecast breakfast Enjoy the 2013 Economic and Housing Forecast Breakfast Jan. 16, 7:30-9:30 a.m., at the Student Services Center, Third floor Costa Leadership Institute conference room, Northwest Florida State College Niceville. Guest speakers Mr. Edsel Charles, founder and chairman of the board for Market Graphics Research Group, Inc., and Mr. John Hutchison, director of public affairs and economic development for Gulf Power will speak. The cost is $12 per person for open seating and $175 to reserve a table for eight people. To register contact 8635107 or jgf@biaow.org by Jan. 8. Space is limited. Early release movie day Valparaiso Community Library will host an early release movie day Jan. 10, 1:30 p.m., at the Valparaiso Library. Tim Burtons Frankenweenie will be featured along with drinks and popcorn. Aglow meeting Fort Walton Beach Aglow will hold its meeting Jan. 10, 10 a.m., at the Marina Bay Resort, 80 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Debra Kearney, of Niceville, will speak. Coffee and fellowship will begin at 9:30 a.m. Contact Barbara Williams at 678-1335 or fwbaglow@yahoo.com. Page B-2 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY 2013 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 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 Ms. Carnahan s fourth grade class with the 29 jars of peanut butter they collected for Sharing and Caring. Ms. Sellers sixth grade class with the 20 jars of peanut butter they collected for Sharing and Caring. Lewis collects peanut butter Flyte Time Crew, the Lewis School news team, held a peanut butter drive to benefit Sharing and Caring, Fort Walton Beach. The school collected a total of 217 jars and were delivered to Sharing and Caring on Dec. 18. Ms. Carnahans fourth grade class collected the most jars for an elementary class, 29. Ms. Sellers sixth grade class collected the most jars for a middle school class, 20. The two winning classes received doughnuts provided by Linda Horton, a Sharing and Caring volunteer at Fort Walton Beach, who approached Lewis School with the idea of the peanut butter drive. Winter Wildlife Children s CampJoin the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge for its Winter Wild Children s Camp Jan. 2-4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Harborwalk Village, Destin. The camp is for grades 1-6 and costs $30 a day, and $20 for each additional sibling. St. Paul Lutheran & PreschoolSunday, January 6 One Service 10:00 a.m. Holy Communion Gods work. Our hands.1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org Pointing The Way To Jesus 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 MULLISEYEINSTITUTEDarren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Surgeon & Cataract SpecialistNO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our office policy that the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other services, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for any free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.Dr. Darren Paynes Smart lens Procedure can produce clear vision without eye glasses at all distances (close up, far away, & in between )Call Today at:Niceville Location 115 Bailey Dr. 678-5338Crestview Location 930 N. 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Katie Loudine AndrewsMarch 3, 1935Dec. 24, 2012Katie Loudine Andrews, Deannie, passed away on Dec. 24, 2012, at Twin Cities hospital in Niceville. She was born to John and Pauline Williams and was married to Marrel O. Andrews, all of Holmes County. She is survived by her daughter, Kim Mazza, and husband, Allen, of Lynn Haven; grandson, Andy Powell and wife, Tamara, and their children Meghan and Elana McCarthy; granddaughter, Kristen Williams and husband, Steve, and their children, Noah and Ava, all of Niceville; brother, Art Williams, of Lake Placid, and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The family is honoring Deannies wishes to be cremated. Her ashes will be placed beside her husband at Sunset Cemetery, Valparaiso. The family extends its sincere gratitude to everyone for their concerns, encouragement and prayers during Deannies illness. A memorial service took place Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, 11 a.m., at Twin Cities Cremation Services and Funeral Home, 1405 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.twincitiescremationsfu nerals.com. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Niceville Realtors give $1,200 to CACNiceville Chapter of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors presented a $1,200 check to the Emerald Coast Children s Advocacy Center, which works to protect children of abuse and neglect in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. From left: Jan Hooks, Jen Floro (CAC), Cathy Alley and Marsha Babe. Katie Loudine Andrews Obituary NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. 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Kacy Barker (Whiting) daughter of Harry and Jackie Whiting of Niceville, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tenn., and received a clinical excellence award in her fourth year of study. Dr. Barker resides near Savannah, Ga., with her husband, Matthew, and is employed by Lord Eye Associates. She is a 2004 graduate of Niceville High School and a 2008 graduate of Florida State University. *** Michael James Coelho of Niceville earned a spot on the William Carey University deans list for the fall trimester. To receive recognition deans list scholars must have at least a 3.5 grade point average. *** Hunter Matthew Phillips of Niceville earned a spot on the William Carey University deans list for the fall trimester. To receive recognition deans list scholars must have at least a 3.5 grade point average. *** Teresa Kaliski, of Niceville, was named the Society for Human Resource Management Emerald Coast Chapters membership and director at large for 2013. She is a board member and the human resource administrator at SimpleHR for almost seven years. She will manage the membership function to successfully achieve an increase in chapter membership and has held her national certification as a Professional in Human Resources since 2003. She has more than 20 years of progressive human resource experience. *** Marsha Babe, an American Realty realtor in Niceville, completed training to become a Florida military specialist. The Florida Military Specialist certification allows both real estate agents and property managers to become more adept at working with the unique needs of the military. Attendees learn about military financing, ranks and special needs of military veterans. *** Toni Marie Baker of Niceville was pinned Dec. 17 for completing an associate of science degree in nursing from Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. *** Michelle Debolt of Niceville was pinned Dec. 17 for completing an associate of science degree in nursing from Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. *** Misty Parsons of Niceville was pinned Dec. 17 for completing an associate of science degree in nursing from Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. *** Dan Pettis, owner of One TwentyA Modern Bistro, Niceville, was awarded The Golden Whisk peoples choice award Dec. 2 at the fourth annual A World Affair benefiting Covenant Hospice, at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Pettis international cuisine dish presented at the event was voted the peoples favorite by attendees. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Whos News Lewis hosts science nightEighth graders Brooks Horton, left, and Nathan Bohler, prepare their catapults to see which design launches the ball the farthest at Lewis School s science night Dec. 6 when students created engineering teams and held competitions. Photo courtesy of Martha LaGuardia-KotiteGroundwire celebrates one yearGroundwire, a group that helps Emerald Coast women of all ages and phases achieve their goals, celebrated its one-year anniversary by donating a $500 check Dec. 20 to Sharing and Caring, Niceville. From left: Molly Wong, Groundwire, Lynne Waltz, Sharing and Caring, Martha LaGuardiaKotite, co-founder of Groundwire, and Delle Diamon and Augusta Lazzar of Sharing Caring. Kacy Barker (Whiting) Teresa Kaliski Marsha Babe Dan Pettis Page B-4 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 THEBAYBEACONdirectors and they approved it, Katrina said. I began contacting neighbors, family and friends in other states, and my husbands colleagues to see if theyd be interested in donating food and gifts for these parties, Katrina said. Katrina and volunteers held the first Christmas party for the CIC children Dec. 23, 2011, at the clubhouse. She wanted the children to have the Christmas they deserve, Katrina said. Dr. David Adams and wife Mary of Niceville, Dr. Derek Jimenez of Niceville, and Dr. Justin Clark of Destin were among the 25 contributors who donated gifts for the children. Katrina and her husband have hearts of gold, Dr. Adams said. They do amazing things for these children, not only during Christmas time, but throughout the year. Dr. Adams said its wonderful to be a part of sharing the joy of Christmas with children who may not have experienced that joy yet. Dr. Clark gave $25 Target gift cards for each child. 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