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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: 01-09-2013
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
lccn - sn 98001910
issn - 1097-6469
System ID: UF00099641:00203

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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Heavy users of Valparaiso cable TV services can soon expect faster Internet service thanks to new equipment, according to Burt Bennett, Valparaiso Cable TV Services general manager. "For our current users, some are experiencing what I would call 'bandwidth lag' in the evening during peak hours," Bennett said. "With our new system, that problem should go away." The Valparaiso Cable Authority bought a new cable modem termination system (CMTS) that will allow the citywide, municipally owned cable network to provide optimum service during peak usage hours, according to Bennett. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The city of Niceville began making payments Jan. 1 to Rocky Bayou Country Club previously made by Okaloosa County to accept surplus reclaimed wastewater. The city will finish the county's payments of 10 cents per 1,000 gallons of reclaimed water to the country club in exchange for the county's stake in the Niceville Valparaiso Regional Wastewater Treatment facility. According to Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin, Okaloosa County entered into the agreement with the country club Jan. 26, 2000, after Niceville, Valparaiso and the county expanded the volume of their sewage-treatment plant on Highway 85 North, Niceville. According to Corbin, Niceville and Valparaiso each had enough room on the plant's 270-acre sprayfields on Eglin land onto which the plant sprays effluent after it is treated. The county, on the other hand, had too much effluents and had to find an outlet to avoid over-saturating the sprayfield land. Rocky Bayou Country Club uses the excess reclaimed water to water its 18-hole golf course. Corbin said the county will begin using its own plant and sprayfields in Wright in about a year. Niceville bought the county's share of the Niceville treatment plant last year. Niceville will make the payments until the agreement with Rocky Bayou Country Club ends in May 2014. Corbin estimates these payments will cost the city about $25,000, which he feels is a fair price for the county's stake in the sewage treatment plant. "I think the city's getting a great deal," Corbin said. "We're getting use of a facility which has had several million dollars invested in it, for just these payments we'll be making to the country club for the next 18 months or so." The agreement, which was approved by the Niceville City Council Nov. 13 and by the Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners Nov. 20, gives to Niceville the county's previous stake in the three components of the reclaimed water system: the reclaimed water production facilities on Highway 85 North, the storage and pumping facilities, which include a 19-million-gallon retention pond, and the off-site piping system which services the country club, Heritage Gardens Cemetery, Swift Creek subdivision and the Rocky Bayou Christian School. All use the water for irrigation. work with law enforcement officers from all over the country and see how they handle problems in their departments." Graduates of the academy may join the FBI National Academy Associates, a network of over 15,000 law officers that works to develop national cooperation. Popwell said membership in this network will aid the quality of police work in Niceville. "If we come across a problem we've never seen before, I can call up someone from, say, the LAPD and ask them how they've dealt with this sort of thing," Popwell said. "We can pull experience from all over the country without having to learn it the hard way." Popwell, who has been chief since The robber vaulted the front desk and demanded the clerk at gunpoint to give him money. After the clerk handed him about $600 in a laundry bag, the gunman ordered her to the floor and threatened to come back and kill her if she called the police. Jackson was identified in a photo line-up looking into cars and acting suspiciously in a Holiday Inn Express parking lot Dec. 3. On Dec. 29, at 11:06 p.m., Niceville police responded to an armed robbery call from the Shell station at 220 N. Partin Drive, where an employee reported a man wearing a "Jason" mask ordered the clerk to the ground at knifepoint and took $200, cigarettes and lottery tickets before fleeing on foot. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A Niceville man has been jailed after allegedly robbing two Niceville businesses and a Valparaiso store, each time threatening employees and wearing a horror-film "Jason" mask. A Niceville police report gave the following account: Keith Jo Jo Jackson Jr., unemployed, 19, of 304 Reeves St. Lot C10, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 1 on charges of robbery with a firearm, grand theft, robbery with a weapon, and petit theft. On Dec. 4 at 12:04 a.m., Jackson allegedly entered the Quality Inn at 101 N. Highway 85 wearing a hockey mask like that of the actor portraying Jason, the psychotic killer who was the main character in a string of "Friday the 13th" slasher films. 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 9, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 8 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Bring toddlers to see Clifford and hear his story, “Happy Birthday Clifford,” at the City Council Chambers, Niceville. Thursday, 7 p.m. See Jerry Seinfeld’s stand-up routine at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville. Tickets are $79.50 each plus processing fee. Friday, noon-1 p.m. Eat lunch and listen to a history lecture by historian H.C. Klein on the 1861 blockade of the Destin East Pass at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Saturday, 10 a.m. Children ages 10-14 can compete in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship at the Holy Name of Jesus Family Life Center, Niceville. Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Enjoy the Economic and Housing Forecast Breakfast at Northwest Florida State College Student Services Center Niceville. Tickets are $12 or $175 for a table of 8. See Calendar, B-2. COMING UP Please see HOLDUPS, page A-2 Please see CHIEF, page A-2 Police BlotterPage A-4Niceville takes over sales of reclaimed water from Okaloosa Niceville man arrested after 3 holdups Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Erik Bendl rolls his 80-pound inflated canvas globe across John Sims Parkway with his dog, Nice, Monday. Bendl has walked over 6,000 miles in 39 states since 2007 to raise money for diabetes research. See story, A-2. Small world Faster cable Internet speeds promised in ValparaisoBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Niceville Police Chief David Popwell will leave Jan. 9 to attend a 10-week training session at the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va. The program, designed for leaders and managers of state and local police departments, combines academic course work with physical fitness tests. At 51, Popwell said he is 10 years older than the average participant. Popwell will join about 250 other law enforcement officers from all 50 states, several U.S. territories and over 150 partner nations in the program, intended to enhance the professional development of law enforcement leaders. "This will bring a breadth of experience to the department," Popwell said. "I'll be able to netDavid Popwell Burt Bennet Keith Jo Jo Jackson Jr. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Heavy Internet usage threatens to overwhelm a modem system used by the Valparaiso cable TV network. The device will be replaced with a faster one this month.Police chief tapped for 10-week FBI course Please see CABLE, page A-6 The irrigation system at the Rocky Bayou Country Club, Niceville, which uses reclaimed effluent from the Niceville Valparaiso Regional Wastewater facility, sprays water on the club's golf course Jan. 3. The city of Niceville Jan. 1 began making payments previously made by the county to the club to accept the water. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser

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Aug. 1, 2011, joi ned the Niceville Police Department March 26, 2004. Previously, Popwell served almost 24 years in the Air Force, retiring as a senior master sergeant with the Security Police at Eglin Air Force Base. Popwell said the cost of tuition, lodging, food and other expenses will be covered by the FBI. "There's no cost to the city other than my salary," Popwell said. Popwell said he will drive a Niceville police patrol car to the academy in order to be able to transport his firearm without complications. He said the FBI will reimburse the city for fuel expenses. Until he returns in March, Popwell has assigned four Niceville police officers to handle his duties in his absence: Sgt. Jimmy Macon will handle administrative duties involving press requests, Lt. Joseph Whitfield and Lt. Steve Gaiser will handle operational duties such as overseeing call response, and Lt. Randy Sallee will handle report services, including dispatch and equipment supervision. The FBI National Academy, which will begin its 252nd session Jan. 14, accepts applicants with an average of 19 years law enforcement experience. Applicants must be nominated by their department and have their nomination signed by a supervisor. Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin signed Popwell's nomination before Popwell submitted it about two years ago. Popwell said he is most interested in his course work regarding legal issues impacting law enforcement officers. His largest apprehension seems to come from the "Yellow Brick Road," a 6.1-mile obstacle course. Although the course is not required for graduation, Popwell hopes to complete it. "I'm not 41 anymore, and I'm certainly not 25," Popwell said. "Still, I think I've got a shot. I won't be at the top of the class [in physical fitness], but I'll be up there." The first session of the FBI National Academy was held July 29, 1935 and had 23 attendees. The FBI created it after a 1930 study by the Wickersham Commission recommended the standardization of law enforcement leadership in the U.S. through centralized training. The earliest courses taught preparation of police reports and scientific aid in investigation. Course work has evolved to reflect the country's increasing international presence to include instruction on espionage and sabotage. CHIEFFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, January 9, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Emerald Coast Health InstituteFamily & Preventative Medicine“Your Health, Our Passion!” Hours of Operation: Mon.-Thurs. 8-12 & 1-4:30 Phone: 850-279-6949 | Fax: 850-279-6033 4566 E Hwy. 20, Ste. 105 | Niceville, FL 32578 Thomas L. McKnight, M.D., MPH Family & Preventative MedicineNew Patient Availability Most Insurances Accepted is the time toNOW We offer photo rejuvination treatments minimize Dr. Scott Beals, D.O. 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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer If you saw a man with a dog pushing planet Earth across John Sims Parkway on Monday, don't have yourself committed. Erik "World Guy" Bendl, 50, who rolled his six-foot-high, 80pound canvas globe through Niceville Jan. 7, has walked with his dog, Nice, over 6,000 miles in 39 states since 2007 to raise money for diabetes research. Bendl began this walk, his ninth, on New Year's Eve near Pensacola and intends to walk through Florida throughout the winter months. He said his walks typically last around four months and often take him through several states. Bendl, who lives in Louisville, Ky., and works as a carpenter when he's not walking the country, was inspired to raise diabetes awareness after his mother, Gerta, a Kentucky state representative, died of complications from the disease in 1987 when she was 54. "Her brother, my uncle, was diagnosed with diabetes when he was in his 40s," Bendl said. "He's now in his 80s, and he's taken care of himself and is doing fine. I want to encourage people with diabetes to stay active and know that they can control or completely turn around heir diabetes." Bendl walks an average of 10 miles a day and often relies on strangers for assistance. He drives his van to a starting point and walks through the daylight hours, relying on new acquaintances to drive him, and his globe. "I've only had to get a cab ride back to the van twice since I've been walking," Bendl said. Bendl started the World Guy Foundation to accept funds to donate to the American Diabetes Association. He said he has never kept a record of how much money he's collected by walking, but he has noticed certain city types are more generous than others. "I've received much more donations in smaller towns than I ever have in big city areas," Bendl said. "I walked through New York City and only got $3, and that was from people who tipped me after I took a picture with them. But the best donation day I ever had was in a small town in Illinois. I got over $100 in cash donations just walking through the town, and at the end of the day a guy gave me a $500 check. You never can tell what it's going to be like." Bendl got his inflatable globe, which he has patched and repainted numerous times since his treks began, after working as a games coordinator at a youth summer camp. He saved the world from the garbage and later re-inflated it to play for his son's seventh birthday party, in a park. After several passersby took notice and approached him that day, Bendl realized he could use the discarded prop to attract attention to a good cause. Bendl's goal is to walk in each of the 48 contiguous states. "All I've got left is Michigan and some of the western interior states, which can be tough for getting rides," Bendl said. "On the last legs I may have to travel with a permanent helper." So the man, the dog and the world will continue trekking along American roads to let people know that a little walking can go a long way. W o r l d c l a s s g u y r o l l s t h r o u g h t o w n According to a Valparaiso arrest report, Jackson asked to talk to a Valparaiso officer while being questioned by Niceville police. According to the Valparaiso report, a man identified as Jackson entered Kim-Hoang Oriental Market, 410 Government Ave. Unit B, Valparaiso, Jan. 1 at about 10 a.m. wearing a mask, put his hand inside his jacket to give the impression that he was armed, and ordered an employee to the floor. He then took $418 from the business. Jackson was arrested by Valparaiso police Jan. 3 on charges of robbery and wearing a mask while committing an offense. Jackson allegedly admitted to the crimes and told police the location of the "Jason" mask and other items used in the robberies. Officers didn't find the mask, however. Jackson's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 26. As of Tuesday, Jackson was being held at the Okaloosa County Jail. The bond amounts for his respective charges are as follows: $50,000 for robbery with a firearm, $50,000 for robbery with weapon, $1,500 for grand theft, $1,000 for wearing a mask while committing offense, $500 for petit theft. HOLDUPSFrom page A-1 World-class guy rolls through townErik Bendl and his dog, Nice, are thanked by a diabetic in the parking lot of Bayou Plaza, Niceville, Jan. 7. Bendl has rolled his inflated globe over 6,000 miles along American roads since 2007 to raise awareness of diabetes. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Police alleged that Keith Jo Jo Jackson Jr., Niceville, wore a hockey mask such as this one, nicknamed a "Jason" mask after that worn by the fictional killer in the "Friday the 13th" horror movie series, while committing robberies in Niceville and Valparaiso Dec. 4, Dec. 29 and Jan 1. Walking to raise money for diabetes study

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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer It's easy to love your neighbor when he prevents the getaway of a burglar trying to rob your house. Such a situation arose when a Niceville man allegedly broke into a house in Fort Walton Beach but was kept on the scene by the resident's neighbor until sheriff's deputies arrived. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office issued the following report: Timothy Andre Woods II, a construction worker, 23, of 300 23rd St., Niceville, broke into the residence on the 800 block of Culp Ave, Fort Walton Beach, Jan. 2 at 11:30 p.m. A neighbor heard glass breaking an approached the front of the house, where he looked through the window and saw a man who ducked and locked the door. The neighbor took the keys from the ignition of Woods' stillrunning vehicle parked outside, and a short time later Woods walked around to the front of the house carrying a blue tote bag. Allegedly, Woods said he had a gun. The neighbor pushed Woods away. Woods punched him in the head and tried to take his phone to prevent him from calling police. Woods said he wouldn't shoot the neighbor if he gave back his car keys. Another witness said that before sheriff's deputies arrived, Woods threw the bag over a fence. A deputy found the blue bag, containing a .38 caliber revolver, just over the fence. The officer also found a broken window in the back of the house and a Playstation III controller in the yard. Woods denied ever being inside the house and said he was outside looking for his friend who lived there. Woods also denied hitting the neighbor or possessing the blue tote bag. The house's resident said he didn't know Woods and hadn't given him or anyone else permission to be on the property. He estimated the Playstation III controller to be worth $30 and the damage to the window to be $100. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ArrestsMelvin Schexnayder, 58, of 719 Cyrpess Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 28 on a charge of child abuse without great harm. Schexnayder's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Alex Michael Green, a cashier, 25, of 231 Raptor Drive, Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 1 on charges of fleeing and attempting to elude police and resisting an officer without violence. After observing Green driving 50 mph in a 25 mph zone on Palm Boulevard, the arresting officer activated his car's siren. Green turned left on Marc Smith Boulevard, accelerated and then turned left on Juniper Avenue. Green then got out of the car and fled into the woods. Police found Green near McDonald's, where he eluded officers, ran through the Good Year parking lot, across S.R. 20 and out of sight of the officers. Police later apprehended Green on Valparaiso Boulevard, after which he said he ran from police because he was on probation. Green's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 26. *** Jason L. Russell, unemployed, 35, of 1502 27th St. Lot 6A, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 21 on a charge of grand theft. The manager of the Subway at 900 S. Palm Blvd., Niceville, reported Dec. 17 Russell had left the store with bank drop money but had not taken that money to the bank. Allegedly, Russell kept $8,261.79 from bank drops since Dec. 9, thefts which were confirmed on surveillance video. Russell allegedly admitted to the theft and said he didn't have any of the money left. Russell's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Bryan James Perkins, unemployed, 23, of 610 Crestview Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 30 on a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Allegedly, someone placed a stolen vehicle tag on a car which Perkins co-owns Nov. 27. When approached by police, Perkins threw the stolen tag under a trailer, which he later admitted to doing in order to hide evidence from police. Perkins' required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 22. *** Joshua David Thompson, unemployed, 18, of 223 Galway Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 30 on a charge of criminal mischief $200 and under. Allegedly, Thompson picked up a neighbor's bicycle, raised it over his head and slammed it to the ground Oct. 22 in the driveway of a residence on Galway Drive. Thompson's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 22. *** Maxwell Edward Ryals, unemployed, 58, of 320 Cedar Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 28 on charges of possession of a controlled substance without prescription and violation of driver's license restrictions. The arresting officer stopped Ryals for making an improper lane change in an intersection and, after running Ryals' driver's license with the Niceville dispatcher, found that Ryals' license had a "business purposes only" restriction. Ryals said his passenger was paying him to repair his car, and he had driven to Shalimar to get a car part and was going back to work on the car. The arresting officer searched the car and found tools associated with carpentry, but not mechanic's tools. The officer searched the car again and found a small bag of "spice" in the glove box. Both Ryals and his passenger denied knowledge of the spice. Ryals' required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** James Edwin Chadwick, unemployed, 32, of 321 N. Cedar Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 28 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without prescription. Chadwick was the passenger of a vehicle which was pulled over for making an improper lane change in an intersection. Upon searching the vehicle, the arresting officer found a small bag of "spice" in the glove box, which both passenger and driver allegedly had access to. Both Chadwick and the driver denied knowledge of the spice. Chadwick's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Michael John Hutchins, a VP of development, 44, of 7103 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: Daniel Westly Arthur Wanted for:Fraud/Neglect of Elderly or Disabled Person Without Great Harm/Poss. of Controlled Substance/Forgery/Theft Height: 5-feet, 8-inches Weight: 155 Age: 30 Date of birth: 06-06-1982 Hair: Unknown Eyes: Unknown Name: Lee Morse Grant Wanted for: Robbery by Sudden Snatching Height: 5-feet, 6-inches Weight: 170 Age: 41 Date of birth: 04-08-1971 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Page A-4 Wednesday, January 9, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Fire Department ReportsThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of December: Location Situation Date Time Illinois Ave.......................................Exterior gas leak..............12/3/12......................14:33 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Fall.....................................12/6/12......................16:12 Edge Ave........................................Cardiac arrest...................12/8/12......................08:20 Lincoln Ave.....................................Unconscious.....................12/8/12......................09:39 Hillcrest Ave....................................Sick call.............................12/15/12....................08:34 Edge Ave........................................Exterior gas leak..............12/15/12....................14:11 Johnson St.....................................Hemorrhage.....................12/18/12....................05:34 Government Ave............................Chest pain........................12/19/12....................13:51 Washington Ave.............................Overdose/Poisoning.........12/19/12....................16:12 Washington Ave.............................Seizures............................12/19/12....................16:20 Edward Cir......................................Sick call.............................12/20/12....................07:24 Kelly Mill Road...............................Diabetic.............................12/20/12....................15:55 Akron Street...................................Fall.....................................12/23/12....................04:38 N. Bayshore Dr...............................CVA/Stroke.......................12/23/12....................15:08 Lincoln Ave.....................................Fall.....................................12/24/12....................21:41 Government Ave............................Sick call.............................12/26/12....................03:18 Davenport Ave................................Fire service call................12/26/12....................09:37 Rockford Ave..................................Allergic reaction................12/26/12....................12:31 Lincoln Ave.....................................Breathing problem............12/27/12....................08:29 Lincoln Ave.....................................Unconscious.....................12/27/12....................06:21 Carolina Ave...................................Psychiatric........................12/27/12....................18:49 Okaloosa Ave.................................Structure fire.....................12/28/12....................08:02 We wish you a fire safe new year! Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors once a month to ensure proper operation. Minimize the use of extension cords – use Underwriters Laboratories listed surge suppressors in their place. Keep three feet combustible free space around water heaters and power panels. Have a multi-purpose dry chemical fire extinguisher readily available in your home. Always call 911 in case of any fire! Call your Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department at 729-5410 if you have any questions or need assistance.Valparaiso VolunteerThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 28, 2012 through January 06, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Hwy. 20/White Point Rd.........Vehicle accident.....................12/28/12.....................09:37 N. White Point Rd...................Medical....................................12/28/12.....................11:20 Live Oak Street.......................Dispatched & cancelled.........12/28/12.....................12:09 Glen Eagles Dr.......................Public assist............................12/28/12.....................13:03 Seville Circle...........................Cover assignment..................12/28/12.....................23:10 Highway 20.............................Hazardous condition..............12/28/12.....................23:35 N. White Point Rd...................Medical....................................12/29/12.....................07:11 Oakmont Place.......................EMS call..................................12/29/12.....................20:23 Olde Post Road......................Dispatched & cancelled.........12/29/12.....................21:07 St. Andrews Cove...................Medical....................................12/31/12.....................04:00 Sandalwood Circle.................Dispatched & cancelled.........12/31/12.....................07:35 Oakmont Place.......................Medical....................................12/31/12.....................09:58 N. White Point Rd...................Medical....................................12/31/12.....................10:47 Windsong Court......................Medical....................................12/31/12.....................17:19 Crystal Bch Dr./Destin............Dispatched & cancelled.........12/31/12.....................21:25 Merchants Way.......................Dispatched & cancelled.........1/2/13.........................12:50 Antiqua Way............................Medical....................................1/2/13.........................17:08 N. White Point Rd...................Medical....................................1/2/13.........................17:36 Live Oak Street.......................Medical....................................1/2/13.........................22:27 Yacht Club Dr..........................Dispatched & cancelled.........1/4/13.........................03:09 Ansley Drive............................Medical....................................1/4/13.........................11:01 Cat Mar Road.........................Medical....................................1/4/13.........................12:52 W. Dominica Circle.................Medical....................................1/4/13.........................15:30 N. White Point Rd...................Medical....................................1/4/13.........................19:31 Sandalwood Circle.................Medical....................................1/5/13.........................00:47 Cypress/Freeport....................Building fire.............................1/5/13.........................10:11 Rockywood Way.....................Dispatched & cancelled.........1/5/13.........................12:58 Troon Drive West....................Public assist............................1/5/13.........................16:25 Sunset Beach Cir....................Medical....................................1/6/13.........................00:42 Shadow Lane..........................Medical....................................1/6/13.........................14:18 John Sims Pkwy.....................Dispatched & cancelled.........1/6/13.........................19:46 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.North Bay Niceville Please see BLOTTER, page A-5 Jason L. Russell Follow us FACEBOOK! 117 N. Cedar Ave, Niceville Across from N.H.S.(850)279-3434 Whimsical Gifts & Happy ArtPaint theJanuary Blues Away...Get your creative friends together and have a "PAINTING PARTY." We furnish all the supplies, snacks and whimsy! Register NOW for our newAfter School Art Classes & Journaling Classes4 weeks of amazing creativity Starting January 22 & 23 279-3434 (deadline to register is Jan. 17) BIRTHDAY PARTIES WINE & WHIMSY JEWELRY HANDBAGS Check out our awesome new gifts & jewelry...Just in time for Valentines! The Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 28, 2012 through January 06, 2013. 0 Structure Fire32 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire4 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms2 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME N. Partin Dr...............................Medical.................................12/28/12.....................06:30 N. Palm Blvd............................Power line down..................12/28/12.....................14:50 SR 85 N....................................Alarm activation...................12/28/12.....................18:21 Cypress Dr................................Medical.................................12/28/12.....................19:11 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical.................................12/28/12.....................19:48 Seville Circle.............................Smoke scare........................12/28/12.....................23:09 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.................................12/29/12.....................17:57 Little John Ct............................Medical.................................12/29/12.....................21:16 E. College Blvd.........................Medical.................................12/30/12.....................04:45 Edgewater Dr...........................Medical.................................12/30/12.....................08:09 Rockywood Way......................Medical.................................12/30/12.....................14:32 SR 285......................................Vehicle crash........................12/30/12.....................20:02 Lincolnshire Dr..........................Medical.................................12/30/12.....................21:12 Edgewater Dr...........................Medical.................................12/30/12.....................21:37 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.................................12/30/12.....................21:45 Forest Lake Terrace.................Medical.................................12/31/12.....................14:57 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash........................12/31/12.....................18:03 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.................................12/31/12.....................19:35 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical.................................1/1/13.........................00:17 Roberts Drive...........................Medical.................................1/1/13.........................12:01 20 th Street................................Medical.................................1/1/13.........................16:51 Mulry Drive...............................Alarm activation...................1/1/13.........................17:41 Reeves St.................................Medical.................................1/2/13.........................07:57 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle crash........................1/2/13.........................13:41 Valparaiso Blvd.........................Medical.................................1/2/13.........................17:47 Fir Avenue................................Medical.................................1/2/13.........................22:38 Duncan Drive...........................Medical.................................1/3/13.........................11:07 Kelly Road................................Medical.................................1/3/13.........................20:51 Grove Park Dr..........................Medical.................................1/4/13.........................10:05 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical.................................1/4/13.........................14:37 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash........................1/4/13.........................18:15 Tamara Cove............................Medical.................................1/4/13.........................19:21 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical.................................1/4/13.........................23:00 Rockywood Way......................Chimney fire.........................1/5/13.........................12:57 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.................................1/5/13.........................15:45 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.................................1/5/13.........................21:00 Tee Street.................................Medical.................................1/6/13.........................09:34 23 rd Street................................Medical.................................1/6/13.........................10:09 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.................................1/6/13.........................10:18 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical.................................1/6/13.........................18:35 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Shorted electrical.................1/6/13.........................21:54 Boyd Circle...............................Medical.................................1/6/13.........................21:54 Weekly Safety Tip: Whether cooking with gas or electric, never place anything on the stove you don t want to heat. An electric coil reaches 800 degrees while a gas flame goes over 1000 degrees. Remember, towels and pot holders ignite at 400 degrees. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook

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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A Niceville man stole a loaded bread truck in Destin, drove it over the Mid-Bay Bridge to Niceville, and crashed it into a ditch in Bluewater Bay as a sheriff's squad car pursued it, according to authorities. Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies reported the following account: Matthew Ryan Lambert, a framer, 24, of 750 St. John Cove, Niceville, was arrested Jan. 1 on charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing and eluding an officer, knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and possession of drug equipment. The sheriff's office received a call at 4:30 a.m. reporting that someone had stolen a 2012 Isuzu box truck, owned by Flowers Baking Company, from the parking lot of the Fill-Ups food store at 34884 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin. The company said that the truck, loaded with bread, had been stolen while making a delivery. A deputy saw the truck speeding north on State Road 293 and followed it onto the first exit north of the Mid-Bay Bridge, at North Lakeshore Drive, heading west. The deputy activated his car's siren and lights. Instead of stopping, Lambert drove around a car stopped at a stop sign at North Lakeshore and White Point Road and sped north on White Point at 65 mph. Lambert then turned left on S.R. 20 and into the parking lot of the Whataburger at 4450 S.R. 20, where the truck wound up in a drainage ditch on the south side of the restaurant. Deputies pulled Lambert from the truck and took him to the sheriff's booking office, where he was searched and found to have a small plastic bag containing suspected marijuana and a smoking device in his right front pocket. Lambert's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 26. Craftsman St., Duluth, Ga., was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 31 on charges of assault and assault on a person 65 years of age or older. Allegedly, Hutchins forcefully grabbed a woman and threatened to break her neck in an incident that occurred on the 200 block of Windsong Court, Niceville. Hutchins' required court date is scheduled Jan. 26. *** Zachariah Dalton Howard, a mechanic, 22, of 108 Oak Shores Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 29 on a charge of robbery with no firearm or weapon. Allegedly, on Dec. 22, Howard entered a convenience store at 4200 Range Road, Niceville, wearing a long black coat, demanding money and saying he had a firearm. Howard never brandished any weapon and left when the clerk showed him the empty cash register drawer. Howard then went to the WinnDixie to call his mother for a ride home. An employee of the robbed business identified Howard in a photo line-up. Howard told police he did not have a gun. *** Brandon Leon Pratt, a landscaper/cook, 27, of 909 Linden Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 29 on a charge of petit theft third or subsequent conviction. Pratt allegedly stole two shirts and five baseball hats worth a total of $212 from the Kohl's department store at 800 N. Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. The complainant allegedly saw Pratt select the items from shelf, enter a dressing room and later emerge without the items visible. The complainant followed Pratt out of the store and identified him to police. Pratt's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Ryan Patrick Asbury, a construction worker, 26, of 1482 Live Oak St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 28 on a charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim. Asbury's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Jose Regino Cruz, 22, of 722 Persimmon Way, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Jan. 1 on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. TheftsThe owner of the business at 96 John Sims Parkway reported Dec. 20 an unknown person stole an estimated $40,000 worth of items from his store. *** A Niceville resident from the 1500 block of 25th Street, Niceville, reported someone stole $350 worth of items from a vehicle Dec. 30. BLOTTERFrom page A-4 Zachariah D. 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CRYSTAL BEACH Located in Sovereign Isle, Most Desirable Area of Community. 3/2, Unique Florida cottage, Custom Built. Community Pool with Koi Ponds and Fountains. $350,000. LAND— Freeport. Perfect for Residential or Commercial. Prime property within a block of City Hall. Land has some wetlands. $125,000. DESTIN – Short Sale! Victorian Home built by David Meyer Builders. Hardwood floors. Kitchen has Custom Cabinets. Many Extras. 5 Bedroom, 4/1 bath. 2,675 Sq. Ft. $290,000. NEED SOMEONE TO WORK THROUGH YOUR SHORT SALES WITH YOU? CALL JANE CALL Jane Rainwater: (850) 897-1101 1-888-390-4450 PENDING 729-2131 Auto  Business  Home  Life  Flood HOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? Give us a call, we can help! www.nicevilleinsurance.com THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith “I own one. I don t think we should ban the weapons, but have better control of who can obtain them.” “It s not the weapons killing people. We need a better screening process for purchases. I know I m not going to give up mine.” “Honestly, if someone really wants to get ahold of one, they can, even if they re banned. People still get ahold of contraband drugs.” “I don t think anything should be banned. My husband is a sheriff, and I believe in people s right to own guns.” “I think it s a horrible idea. Crimes are not the gun s fault, they re the person s fault.” James Reese, 35, Panama City, electrician Jeff Hiltibran, 51, Mossy Head, aircraft mechanic Donna Montoya, 63, Valparaiso, retired civil servant Buddy Jackson, 19, Niceville, student Kala Dunbar, 26, Niceville, mechanic Jane Ingle, 53, Niceville, breakfast hostessWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What do you think about banning assault weapons like those used in the Connecticut school shootings?“If you keep people from buying the weapons legally, you won t keep them out of the hands of criminals.” Location: Walmart Alleged thief is toast after cops chase down stolen bread truck Matthew Ryan Lambert Put a Foundation Under Your Dream! CORNER LOT on quiet street in Villa Tasso zoned for mobile homes or standard construction ~ $39,900 890’ ON ROCKY BAYOU! The last waterfront property on Rocky Bayou is now available. This prime 15 acre parcel includes both improved & unimproved areas. Perfect for a group investment! $5,000,000 ROCKY BAYOU estate lot! Over acre cul de sac homesite in area of executive homes ~ $125,000 BRING YOUR BOAT to Edgewater Village where this 3-boat dock with 10K hoist is ready for YOU! Build your waterfront dream home now or in the future! $295,000 LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netwww.nicevillekw.com 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated. Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Looking forward to aBeautiful 2013!Thanks foraGreat 2012!

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-6 Wednesday, January 9, 2013 THEBAYBEACONNorthwest Florida s warm sunny climate and white sandy beaches attract many people to live here, but sun, rain, and salt spray from the Gulf of Mexico can damage the surface of your home and its roof. That s where Rhino Shield comes in. While you may already be familiar with Rhino Shield, the special coating that lasts longer and protects better than conventional paint, you may not know that Rhino Shield s new Super Shield Ceramic Roof coating can now protect your roof as well as your exterior walls. “Super Shield is a unique product,” said Mike Redmond, owner of Rhino Shield Gulf South. “This system is ideal for all kinds of roof surfaces such as asphalt, tile, aluminum, steel, copper, plywood, shakes, Styrofoam, concrete and clay.” “With Super Shield, you can make your old roof look more modern, and can change the color of your existing roofing material, such as shingle, metal or tiles, while protecting it and adding years of life to your roof.” Where your roof has been repaired, you can ensure a uniform color and appearance even over parts of your roof that have been damaged or repaired in the past.” “Super Shield Ceramic Roof Coating offers substantial waterproofing and insulation benefits by creating a layer of protection with the benefit of ultra-violet ray reflectivity,” he said. “Super Shield not only aids in the reduction of energy consumption, but also prevents mold, mildew and staining, eliminates granule loss with a shingle roof and increases resale value extending the life of your roof.” “While Super Shield is cheaper than re-roofing,” said Redmond, “this product also has a 10-year non-prorated transferable warranty and can be tinted to any color.” Dotson Gwinn, who lives in nearby Miramar Beach, recently had his home renovated, to include Rhino Shield protection for both his roof and exterior walls. “My original roof was a mint-green color that couldn t be matched with new roof tiles,” Gwinn said, “but with Rhino Shield, we were able to use different color roof tiles, then coat them with Rhino Shield to color the roof a shade of brown that perfectly coordinates with the Rhino Shield coating applied to the walls of the house.” The new exterior of his home, Gwinn said, “cleans extremely well,” and provides excellent protection from the elements. 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That's the equivalent of about three standard CD-ROMs every 3.2 seconds. "Currently, our CMTS is overloaded," Bennett said. "There's too much data being requested. The new CMTS will bring modem speeds back to where they should be during peak hours." Bennett said the users who will notice the most improvement are those who frequently request streaming video from popular websites such as Hulu and YouTube. Bennett said users who typically use the Internet service for email or short web pages are not experiencing bandwidth lag and should not notice much of a change. According to Bennett, the new system, which the city purchased from CCI Systems for $42,052, has four times the processing power of the current system. "With the new system, if we were to quadruple our users, it would still operate at the same speed," Bennett said. Bennett said the new system has been received by the city and preliminary testing of the system will start Thursday. Bennett said the system will be fully operational no later than Jan. 31. The city also purchased a $6,406 replacement maintenance agreement from CCI Systems. Bennett said the purchase will not result in an increase in rates paid by the 1,100 customers of Valparaiso cable. In the past 11 months, Valparaiso cable Internet usage has risen steadily, with spikes in the summer and at the beginning of the holiday season. CCI Systems' $42,052.50 CMTS price was the lowest of the four sealed bids received by the city. The highest was $88,687 by Technology Integration Group, followed by a $62,939 bid from Efinity Engineering and a $57,190 offer from Network Hardware Resale. CABLEFrom page A-1A two-day chart of Valparaiso cable traffic shows usage typically peaks at 10 p.m. City of Valparaiso

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By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Eglin Girl Scout Troop 672 and volunteers from the Eglin Company Grade Officer Council (CGOC) packed more than 100 care packages Dec. 13 for the council’s Troop Care Drive. The CGOC Troop Care Drive committee, formed in 2011 to gather donations for deployed soldiers, sent more than 977 pounds of candy, snacks, games, hygiene items and stationary for Christmas. This was the third time the committee has sent out packages for soldiers. The committee is composed of five junior officers who work with the community to solicit items and monetary donations to support the cost of shipping. Many of the Okaloosa County schools held drives and donated the collected items to the drive. The December shipment was made possible by the following groups: Eglin Spouses Club, Eglin First Shirts Council, Blue Star Moms of Northwest Florida, Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7674, Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5450, Military Order of the Cootie Scratch Ankle Pup Tent, M.O.C. Dist 1 Grand of Florida, Eglin Elementary School, Girl Scout Troop 672, Boy Scout Pack 50, Den 2, Niceville High School, Edwins Elementary School, Florosa Elementary School, Southside Center, Crestview, Choctawhatchee High School, Ruckel Middle School and Bob Sikes Elementary School.Chamber to induct 2013 officersBy Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce will induct its 2013 executive board and directors Jan. 11. The chamber’s annual dinner to welcome the 2013 board will take place at the Student Service Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Executive board Duane GallagherChairman of the Board Gallagher has been reelected as chairman of the board for 2013. Gallagher took over as chairman of the board for Lorena Spillar for half of 2012. He served as the 2011 treasurer of the chamber and 2010 vice chairman of community development. He is the administrator of the Manor at Bluewater Bay. The Auburn University and Troy University graduate has been a member of the chamber for many years and been on the executive board for more than four years. He is a member of the Florida Nursing Home Association and a former chairman of the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators. Gallagher has been married to Debbie Gallagher for 25 years and lives in Niceville. They have two children: Justin, 21 and Megan, 18.Lorena SpillarPast Chairman of the Board Spillar served as chairman of the executive board for half of 2012 and all of 2011. She has been an active member of the chamber for more than 13 years and served on the executive board for five years. Spillar has been a mortgage originator since 1991 and a senior mortgage advisor with Waterstone Mortgage Corporation. Spillar serves on the Membership and Boggy Bayou Golf Committees and has played a key role with the chamber’s Buy the Bayou Auction Committee for years, serving as event chairman in 2009. She lives in Niceville with her husband, Rick, and daughter, Jackie.Pasty BlandChairman Elect Bland has been elected as chairman of the executive board for 2014 and will take over when Gallagher’s term is up in one year. She served on the 2012 executive board as treasurer and was also vice chairman of the membership development division in 2011. Bland is a Realtor with Century 21 Wilson Minger Agency in Niceville. The University of Kentucky graduate has been in the real estate business since 1985 and has been the top producer at Wilson Minger for the last four years. Bland is a member of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors and serves on the board of directors for the Business Industry Association. At the chamber, Bland serves on the Ambassadors, Boggy Bayou Golf Classic, Buy the Bayou Auction and Wine Tasting, and Membership and Military Affairs Committees. Bland lives in Niceville with her husband, Bill, and enjoys traveling, boating, entertaining and spending time with her three grandchildren.Garrett FloydTreasurer Floyd has been elected treasurer of the chamber for 2013. He served on the 2012 executive board as vice chairman of the special events division. Floyd is the commercial lines manager at Niceville Insurance Agency. He is a Niceville High School graduate and a chamber member since 2005. The Niceville resident has served on the Golf, Buy the Bayou Auction and Wine Tasting and Nominating Committees. He serves on the board for the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. In his spare time, Floyd enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife, Amber, 6-year-old son, Hayden, and step-daughters Clara, 8, and Mattie, 6. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a yy J J a a n n u u a a r r y y 9 9 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 $700$7.00 OFF YOUR ORDERWhen you mention this ad. Offer valid on select products. Cannot be combined with other offers. Offer code must be used when placing the order. Code: bayb0113 • Exp: 01/31/13OFF Make us part of your New Year’s resolutionGet healthy and treat yourself to one of our fruit bouquetsTo order, please call or visit: 850-226-4111 • EdibleArrangements.com Mariner Plaza • 230 Eglin Parkway N.E. Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 EdibleARRANGEMENTS Stephanie Getts, a Niceville hairdresser, gives a CIC child a free haircut Jan. 2 at the CIC Children s Neighborhood, Fort Walton Beach. The CGOC Troop Care Drive committee, Eglin Girl Scout Troop 672 and volunteers packed more than 100 care packages for deployed soldiers Dec. 13. Girl Scouts pack boxes for troops Duane Gallagher Lorena Spillar Pasty Bland Garrett Floyd By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Stephanie Getts, a hairdresser at Ritz Salon in Niceville, gave free haircuts Jan. 2 to 10 children from Children In Crisis, at the Children’s Neighborhood, Fort Walton Beach. CIC is a charity established in 2008 that provides foster homes for children ages 6-18 from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Getts, of Crestview, has donated her time and services to these children since January 2012. 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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. Quilt guild contest The Flying Needles Quilt Guild is accepting applications for its “At the Beach” quilt show Feb. 28-March 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, at the Palms of Destin Resort and Conference Center, Destin. Quilters can access an entry form at www.flyingneedlesquiltguild.org and send the form and picture of entry to FNQGquiltshow@cox.net or mail to Flying Needles Quilt Guild/Quilt show entry, P.O. Box 1652, Niceville, by Jan. 26. The entry fee for one quilt is $15 or $10 for Flying Needles members. The quilt must be completed no more than three years prior to the show and not previously entered. There is two-quilt entry limit per person. Quilts will be judged and receive awards given in pieced, Appliqu, hand-quilting, including whole cloth, and other techniques: 3-dimensional, clothing, including embroidery, paint, or photo transfer, categories. There will also be a viewer’s choice award. Contact Donna, 613-6589. DAR meeting The Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Jan. 10, 10 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 134 Beal Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach. The guest speaker will be Marie Wilson and the program will be on Arbor Day and conservation. DAR is open to all women who are lineally descended from a Revolutionary War patriot. Contact 796-0783. 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. Library story time The WSRE and the Niceville Library will host a special story time Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m., at the City Council Chambers, located in the Civic Center Complex, 208 N. Partin Drive. The library will be closed for carpet installation until Jan. 12. There will be a visit from Clifford for the featured story, “Happy Birthday Clifford.” 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. Jerry Seinfeld show America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine Jan. 10, 7 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, as part of his 2013 international tour. Tickets are on sale for $79.50 each, plus the box office processing fee at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org or 729-6000. Boxoffice hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. History lecture The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida presents a free public lunchtime lecture, “Civil War blockade of East Pass–USS Water Witch Log,” Jan. 11, noon-1 p.m., at 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Historian H.C. Klein will speak on his new information regarding the blockade of the Destin East Pass in July of 1861, and will share his research from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Space is limited and seating is first come, first serve. Genealogical Society meeting The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will hold its meeting Jan. 12, 10 a.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The speaker, H.C. Klein, who has done extensive research on the settlers and early residents of Destin, will present “Leonard Destin-A Yankee in the wrong place during the Civil War.” Snowbirds and locals are welcome. A Dutch treat lunch at a local restaurant will follow the meeting. Contact 678-2023 for more information. ADSO members art show The Arts and Design Society will host an exhibition until Jan. 26 of its members’ work, including all media and all subjects, in conjunction with its annual open house on Jan. 12, at the art center, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. The gallery, which is free, is open Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m., and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Contact 244-1271 or http://www.artsdesignsociety.org/. STARS soccer sign-ups STARS recreational soccer, a division of FC Dallas-Emerald Coast, will hold registration Jan. 12 and 19, 9 a.m.-noon, at Northwest Florida State College. To register, children must be born between Aug. 1, 2002 and July 31, 2006. All teams will play six versus six and have certified referees. The cost is $80 per child and includes a uniform. Contact Maria Jordan at 4969183 or rec@fcdallas-ec.com Little League sign-ups The Niceville-Valparaiso Little League is holding sign-ups for its baseball and fast-pitch softball teams 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 Niceville High Intensity Softball will host two tryouts for the spring/summer 10U and 14U 2013 teams on Jan. 12, 9 a.m.noon, at the Ruckel Middle School softball field, Niceville, and 10 a.m., at the Niceville City Softball Complex, 212 N. Partin Drive. Girls born in 1998 and later are 14U eligible to tryout at Ruckel and can contact Kevin Watts at 642-1232 or wattskt@cox.net. The 10U team tryouts at the complex must be born in 2002 to play. Contact Carrie Summerlin at 240-2221 or carriesummerlin@cox.net. KOC free throw tourney The 2013 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship will take place Jan. 12, 10 a.m., at the Holy Name of Jesus Family Life Center, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd., Niceville. Father Howard J Lesch, Council 7667, and Christ Our Redeemer, Council 13527, are sponsoring the free basketball event open to children ages 10-14. Winners move on to the district, regional, and state or provincial levels. The gym will open at 9:30 a.m. for registration and practice. Contact Ed Coleman at 678-6447. The New York Tenors Enjoy a night of Broadway with “The New York Tenors” on Jan. 12, 7 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College mainstage, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Daniel Rodriguez, Andy Cooney and Michael Amante will showcase of some of the world’s greatest vocalists and repertoire perform. Tickets are $35 each, with a group discount of $5 off per ticket for 10 or more people. Group sales are by phone or in-person only. Contact the box-office to purchase tickets at 729-6000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. Down East Boys concert Libby and Friends Gospel Concert Ministry will host a concert featuring Down East Boys of Reidsville, North Carolina, Jan. 12, 6 p.m., at Central Baptist Church, 951 South Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. A love offering will be received. Contact Libby White at 496-7106 or info@LibbyAndFriendsGospelConce rts.com. OAA fundraiser The Magnolia Grill will host a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception to raise funds for the Okaloosa Arts Alliance Jan. 13, 2-4 p.m., at the Magnolia Grill, Fort Walton Beach. Tickets are $15 or two for $25. All proceeds will benefit the arts agency. Pyramid Players and Fort Walton Beach High School drama students will perform. There will be a drawing for a chance to win tickets to upcoming events at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center and from the Emerald Coast Concert Association. Contact Amy at abaty@okaloosaarts.org. Finance course at NUMC The Niceville United Methodist Church will host Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University nine-week financial success course starting Jan. 15 and 16, 6 p.m., at 214 S. Partin Drive, Niceville. The course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week and lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. Contact Kim Colpitts or NUMC at 678-4411 to register. King event The Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day: “The Making of a Man... from a Mother’s Perspective” is Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at the East Gate Chapel, Eglin Air Force Base. All are invited to this free event. Contact 882-2111. PAL member meeting PAL Soccer League will hold a general membership meeting for the election of its board officers and preliminary planning for the 2013 season Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m., at Niceville City Hall, 208 Partin Drive N. The meeting is open to PAL board members, coaches and parents of 2012 PAL players. Contact nicevillepalsoccer.org or Howard Hill at 6782182. NWFSC center grand opening Northwest Florida State College will host a public grand opening ceremony of its newly renovated Activities Center and open house Jan. 16, 1-3 p.m., at the center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The Activities Center houses the college’s Academic Success Center, Student Activities/SGA, and a new book store and coffee shop, both operated by Barnes & Noble. The opening will showcase each of the three main aspects of the center, with tours and refreshments. 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. 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Michael Douglas SmithJan. 18, 1949-Dec. 31, 2012 Michael Douglas Smith, 63, of Fort Atkinson, Wis., passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, after a courageous fight with liver cancer. Mike was born in Battle Creek, Mich., on Jan. 18, 1949. Mike was an Army brat and spent his early years traveling to Army ports in the U.S. and Germany. He graduated from Leavenworth Senior High School, Kan., in 1967 and the University of WisconsinWhitewater in 1985 with a degree in journalism. He worked at the Milton Courier and other businesses. Most recently he worked for Briggs & Stratton in Waukesha, Wis., and retired in 2011. Mike served in the U.S. Army from November 1968 to December 1973, and was stationed in Missouri, Massachusetts, California, Germany and Washington. He is survived by daughters, Tere Williams of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Rachel Smith of Janesville; grandchildren, Liane and Christopher Williams of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Anthony Smith of Janesville; brothers, Thomas (Jill) of Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., Brian (Tracey) of Battle Ground, Wash., and Stephen of Oviedo; sisters, Sue (Bucky) of Louisa, Va., and Martha (Gary) of Buffalo, Mo., and father, Douglas (Karen) of Niceville. Very special friends include Sandy and Thomas Lynn, Brian and Sandy Tracy, Lisa and Pat Beech, Al DiMarco, Rick and Denise, all of Fort Atkinson. The family members thank them for their love and friendship with Mike over the last 12 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marvel Taylor, and grandmother, Irene White. A private memorial is planned by the family. Those friends wishing to send condolences should direct their requests to the Dunlap Memorial Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 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Dennis BrownVice Chairman, Membership Development Brown has been reelected as the vice chairman of the membership development division for 2013. He served as vice chairman of the membership development division in 2012 and has been an active member of the chamber for many years. Brown serves as associate pastor of worship and families at First Baptist Church of Niceville. He is a trustee for the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and serves on the Florida Baptist Theological Seminary board of directors. He is active with the Twin Cities Ministerial Association. Brown is married to Leah, a private voice and piano instructor. The couple are parents to three grown children and live in Niceville. A native of Michigan, Brown grew up in Mississippi, receiving his bachelor’s in music education from the University of Southern Mississippi and his master’s in church music from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ty HandyVice Chairman, Community Development Handy has been elected as the vice chairman of the community development division for 2013. This will be his first time serving on the executive board. He has been on the board of the directors in previous years. He is the president of Northwest Florida State College and holds a bachelor’s in finance from Western Kentucky University and a master’s in business administration from Drexel University. Handy earned his doctorate degree from the University of Memphis in higher education administration. Handy serves on the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and the Economic Development Council boards. Handy and his wife, Kimberly, live in Niceville and have two grown sons, Jon and Beau.David JeffcoatVice Chairman, Special Events Jeffcoat has been elected as the vice chairman of the special events division for 2013. This is his first time serving on the executive board. He has been on the board of directors in previous years. Jeffcoat is the owner of Unishippers, a reseller of UPS services, as well as all shipping services. He has been active in many organizations including past president of the Fort Walton Beach Jaycees and the Fort Walton Beach Lions Club. He also serves on the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida board. Jeffcoat and his wife, Peggi, have lived in Niceville for more than 30 years. The couple have two grown children and four grandchildren.Board of directorsNewly elected board of directors for 2013: John Bernhart, Pioneer Technologies Corporation; Paige Floyd, Mason Title and Escrow Company; Scott Jackson, Gulf Power Company; Gordon King, Okaloosa Gas District; Jim Perry, Walmart; Alan Wood, CCB Community Bank; and Steve Wills, Raytheon Company. Board of directors serving again in 2013: Aaron Bradshaw, CHELCO; Domenica Farmer, Waste Management of Northwest Florida; Margaret Fontaine, Hancock Bank; Dave Jefferson, SimpleHR; Lill Jennings, RMA Covenant Hospice; Tom Little, Harrison Contracting; Richard Martin, Keller Williams Emerald Coast; Cyndi Ronca, Twin Cities Hospital; Mike Stenson, Northwest Florida Regional Airport; and David Costa Jr., McDonald’s–Costa Enterprises. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 In the Service Page B-4 Wednesday, January 9, 2013 THEBAYBEACON OFFICERSFrom page B-1 Dennis Brown Ty Handy David Jeffcoat Tuba players perform in holiday concertFrom left, Lewis School tuba players Andrew Coln, band director Robert Coln, Justin Haymond, and Derrick Mason participated in the 39th annual Tuba Christmas concert Dec. 15, at Baytown Wharf, Sandestin. Each December thousands of tuba players worldwide join together to honor the life and teaching of tuba expert William J. 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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Heavy users of Valparaiso cable TV services can soon expect faster Internet service thanks to new equipment, according to Burt Bennett, Valparaiso Cable TV Services general manager. "For our current users, some are experiencing what I would call 'bandwidth lag' in the evening during peak hours," Bennett said. "With our new system, that problem should go away." The Valparaiso Cable Authority bought a new cable modem termination system (CMTS) that will allow the citywide, municipally owned cable network to provide optimum service during peak usage hours, according to Bennett. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The city of Niceville began making payments Jan. 1 to Rocky Bayou Country Club previously made by Okaloosa County to accept surplus reclaimed wastewater. The city will finish the county's payments of 10 cents per 1,000 gallons of reclaimed water to the country club in exchange for the county's stake in the Niceville Valparaiso Regional Wastewater Treatment facility. According to Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin, Okaloosa County entered into the agreement with the country club Jan. 26, 2000, after Niceville, Valparaiso and the county expanded the volume of their sewage-treatment plant on Highway 85 North, Niceville. According to Corbin, Niceville and Valparaiso each had enough room on the plant's 270-acre sprayfields on Eglin land onto which the plant sprays effluent after it is treated. The county, on the other hand, had too much effluents and had to find an outlet to avoid over-saturating the sprayfield land. Rocky Bayou Country Club uses the excess reclaimed water to water its 18-hole golf course. Corbin said the county will begin using its own plant and sprayfields in Wright in about a year. Niceville bought the county's share of the Niceville treatment plant last year. Niceville will make the payments until the agreement with Rocky Bayou Country Club ends in May 2014. Corbin estimates these payments will cost the city about $25,000, which he feels is a fair price for the county's stake in the sewage treatment plant. "I think the city's getting a great deal," Corbin said. "We're getting use of a facility which has had several million dollars invested in it, for just these payments we'll be making to the country club for the next 18 months or so." The agreement, which was approved by the Niceville City Council Nov. 13 and by the Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners Nov. 20, gives to Niceville the county's previous stake in the three components of the reclaimed water system: the reclaimed water production facilities on Highway 85 North, the storage and pumping facilities, which include a 19-million-gallon retention pond, and the off-site piping system which services the country club, Heritage Gardens Cemetery, Swift Creek subdivision and the Rocky Bayou Christian School. All use the water for irrigation. work with law enforcement officers from all over the country and see how they handle problems in their departments." Graduates of the academy may join the FBI National Academy Associates, a network of over 15,000 law officers that works to develop national cooperation. Popwell said membership in this network will aid the quality of police work in Niceville. "If we come across a problem we've never seen before, I can call up someone from, say, the LAPD and ask them how they've dealt with this sort of thing," Popwell said. "We can pull experience from all over the country without having to learn it the hard way." Popwell, who has been chief since The robber vaulted the front desk and demanded the clerk at gunpoint to give him money. After the clerk handed him about $600 in a laundry bag, the gunman ordered her to the floor and threatened to come back and kill her if she called the police. Jackson was identified in a photo line-up looking into cars and acting suspiciously in a Holiday Inn Express parking lot Dec. 3. On Dec. 29, at 11:06 p.m., Niceville police responded to an armed robbery call from the Shell station at 220 N. Partin Drive, where an employee reported a man wearing a "Jason" mask ordered the clerk to the ground at knifepoint and took $200, cigarettes and lottery tickets before fleeing on foot. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A Niceville man has been jailed after allegedly robbing two Niceville businesses and a Valparaiso store, each time threatening employees and wearing a horror-film "Jason" mask. A Niceville police report gave the following account: Keith Jo Jo Jackson Jr., unemployed, 19, of 304 Reeves St. Lot C10, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 1 on charges of robbery with a firearm, grand theft, robbery with a weapon, and petit theft. On Dec. 4 at 12:04 a.m., Jackson allegedly entered the Quality Inn at 101 N. Highway 85 wearing a hockey mask like that of the actor portraying Jason, the psychotic killer who was the main character in a string of "Friday the 13th" slasher films. 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 9, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 8 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Bring toddlers to see Clifford and hear his story, Happy Birthday Clifford, at the City Council Chambers, Niceville. Thursday, 7 p.m. See Jerry Seinfelds stand-up routine at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville. Tickets are $79.50 each plus processing fee. Friday, noon-1 p.m. Eat lunch and listen to a history lecture by historian H.C. Klein on the 1861 blockade of the Destin East Pass at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, Valparaiso. Saturday, 10 a.m. Children ages 10-14 can compete in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship at the Holy Name of Jesus Family Life Center, Niceville. Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Enjoy the Economic and Housing Forecast Breakfast at Northwest Florida State College Student Services Center Niceville. Tickets are $12 or $175 for a table of 8. See Calendar, B-2. COMINGUP Please see HOLDUPS, page A-2 Please see CHIEF, page A-2 Police BlotterPage A-4Niceville takes over sales of reclaimed water from Okaloosa Niceville man arrested after 3 holdups Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Erik Bendl rolls his 80-pound inflated canvas globe across John Sims Parkway with his dog, Nice, Monday. Bendl has walked over 6,000 miles in 39 states since 2007 to raise money for diabetes research. See story, A-2. Small world Faster cable Internet speeds promised in ValparaisoBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Niceville Police Chief David Popwell will leave Jan. 9 to attend a 10-week training session at the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va. The program, designed for leaders and managers of state and local police departments, combines academic course work with physical fitness tests. At 51, Popwell said he is 10 years older than the average participant. Popwell will join about 250 other law enforcement officers from all 50 states, several U.S. territories and over 150 partner nations in the program, intended to enhance the professional development of law enforcement leaders. "This will bring a breadth of experience to the department," Popwell said. "I'll be able to netDavid Popwell Burt Bennet Keith Jo Jo Jackson Jr. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Heavy Internet usage threatens to overwhelm a modem system used by the Valparaiso cable TV network. The device will be replaced with a faster one this month.Police chief tapped for 10-week FBI course Please see CABLE, page A-6 The irrigation system at the Rocky Bayou Country Club, Niceville, which uses reclaimed effluent from the Niceville Valparaiso Regional Wastewater facility, sprays water on the club's golf course Jan. 3. The city of Niceville Jan. 1 began making payments previously made by the county to the club to accept the water. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser

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Aug. 1, 2011, joi ned the Niceville Police Department March 26, 2004. Previously, Popwell served almost 24 years in the Air Force, retiring as a senior master sergeant with the Security Police at Eglin Air Force Base. Popwell said the cost of tuition, lodging, food and other expenses will be covered by the FBI. "There's no cost to the city other than my salary," Popwell said. Popwell said he will drive a Niceville police patrol car to the academy in order to be able to transport his firearm without complications. He said the FBI will reimburse the city for fuel expenses. Until he returns in March, Popwell has assigned four Niceville police officers to handle his duties in his absence: Sgt. Jimmy Macon will handle administrative duties involving press requests, Lt. Joseph Whitfield and Lt. Steve Gaiser will handle operational duties such as overseeing call response, and Lt. Randy Sallee will handle report services, including dispatch and equipment supervision. The FBI National Academy, which will begin its 252nd session Jan. 14, accepts applicants with an average of 19 years law enforcement experience. Applicants must be nominated by their department and have their nomination signed by a supervisor. Niceville City Manager Lannie Corbin signed Popwell's nomination before Popwell submitted it about two years ago. Popwell said he is most interested in his course work regarding legal issues impacting law enforcement officers. His largest apprehension seems to come from the "Yellow Brick Road," a 6.1-mile obstacle course. Although the course is not required for graduation, Popwell hopes to complete it. "I'm not 41 anymore, and I'm certainly not 25," Popwell said. "Still, I think I've got a shot. I won't be at the top of the class [in physical fitness], but I'll be up there." The first session of the FBI National Academy was held July 29, 1935 and had 23 attendees. 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Erik "World Guy" Bendl, 50, who rolled his six-foot-high, 80pound canvas globe through Niceville Jan. 7, has walked with his dog, Nice, over 6,000 miles in 39 states since 2007 to raise money for diabetes research. Bendl began this walk, his ninth, on New Year's Eve near Pensacola and intends to walk through Florida throughout the winter months. He said his walks typically last around four months and often take him through several states. Bendl, who lives in Louisville, Ky., and works as a carpenter when he's not walking the country, was inspired to raise diabetes awareness after his mother, Gerta, a Kentucky state representative, died of complications from the disease in 1987 when she was 54. "Her brother, my uncle, was diagnosed with diabetes when he was in his 40s," Bendl said. "He's now in his 80s, and he's taken care of himself and is doing fine. I want to encourage people with diabetes to stay active and know that they can control or completely turn around heir diabetes." Bendl walks an average of 10 miles a day and often relies on strangers for assistance. He drives his van to a starting point and walks through the daylight hours, relying on new acquaintances to drive him, and his globe. "I've only had to get a cab ride back to the van twice since I've been walking," Bendl said. Bendl started the World Guy Foundation to accept funds to donate to the American Diabetes Association. He said he has never kept a record of how much money he's collected by walking, but he has noticed certain city types are more generous than others. "I've received much more donations in smaller towns than I ever have in big city areas," Bendl said. "I walked through New York City and only got $3, and that was from people who tipped me after I took a picture with them. But the best donation day I ever had was in a small town in Illinois. I got over $100 in cash donations just walking through the town, and at the end of the day a guy gave me a $500 check. You never can tell what it's going to be like." Bendl got his inflatable globe, which he has patched and repainted numerous times since his treks began, after working as a games coordinator at a youth summer camp. He saved the world from the garbage and later re-inflated it to play for his son's seventh birthday party, in a park. After several passersby took notice and approached him that day, Bendl realized he could use the discarded prop to attract attention to a good cause. Bendl's goal is to walk in each of the 48 contiguous states. "All I've got left is Michigan and some of the western interior states, which can be tough for getting rides," Bendl said. "On the last legs I may have to travel with a permanent helper." So the man, the dog and the world will continue trekking along American roads to let people know that a little walking can go a long way. W orld-class guy rolls through town According to a Valparaiso arrest report, Jackson asked to talk to a Valparaiso officer while being questioned by Niceville police. According to the Valparaiso report, a man identified as Jackson entered Kim-Hoang Oriental Market, 410 Government Ave. Unit B, Valparaiso, Jan. 1 at about 10 a.m. wearing a mask, put his hand inside his jacket to give the impression that he was armed, and ordered an employee to the floor. He then took $418 from the business. Jackson was arrested by Valparaiso police Jan. 3 on charges of robbery and wearing a mask while committing an offense. Jackson allegedly admitted to the crimes and told police the location of the "Jason" mask and other items used in the robberies. Officers didn't find the mask, however. Jackson's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 26. As of Tuesday, Jackson was being held at the Okaloosa County Jail. The bond amounts for his respective charges are as follows: $50,000 for robbery with a firearm, $50,000 for robbery with weapon, $1,500 for grand theft, $1,000 for wearing a mask while committing offense, $500 for petit theft. HOLDUPSFrom page A-1 World-class guy rolls through townErik Bendl and his dog, Nice, are thanked by a diabetic in the parking lot of Bayou Plaza, Niceville, Jan. 7. Bendl has rolled his inflated globe over 6,000 miles along American roads since 2007 to raise awareness of diabetes. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Police alleged that Keith Jo Jo Jackson Jr., Niceville, wore a hockey mask such as this one, nicknamed a "Jason" mask after that worn by the fictional killer in the "Friday the 13th" horror movie series, while committing robberies in Niceville and Valparaiso Dec. 4, Dec. 29 and Jan 1. Walking to raise money for diabetes study

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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer It's easy to love your neighbor when he prevents the getaway of a burglar trying to rob your house. Such a situation arose when a Niceville man allegedly broke into a house in Fort Walton Beach but was kept on the scene by the resident's neighbor until sheriff's deputies arrived. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office issued the following report: Timothy Andre Woods II, a construction worker, 23, of 300 23rd St., Niceville, broke into the residence on the 800 block of Culp Ave, Fort Walton Beach, Jan. 2 at 11:30 p.m. A neighbor heard glass breaking an approached the front of the house, where he looked through the window and saw a man who ducked and locked the door. The neighbor took the keys from the ignition of Woods' stillrunning vehicle parked outside, and a short time later Woods walked around to the front of the house carrying a blue tote bag. Allegedly, Woods said he had a gun. The neighbor pushed Woods away. Woods punched him in the head and tried to take his phone to prevent him from calling police. Woods said he wouldn't shoot the neighbor if he gave back his car keys. Another witness said that before sheriff's deputies arrived, Woods threw the bag over a fence. A deputy found the blue bag, containing a .38 caliber revolver, just over the fence. The officer also found a broken window in the back of the house and a Playstation III controller in the yard. Woods denied ever being inside the house and said he was outside looking for his friend who lived there. Woods also denied hitting the neighbor or possessing the blue tote bag. The house's resident said he didn't know Woods and hadn't given him or anyone else permission to be on the property. He estimated the Playstation III controller to be worth $30 and the damage to the window to be $100. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ArrestsMelvin Schexnayder, 58, of 719 Cyrpess Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 28 on a charge of child abuse without great harm. Schexnayder's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Alex Michael Green, a cashier, 25, of 231 Raptor Drive, Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 1 on charges of fleeing and attempting to elude police and resisting an officer without violence. After observing Green driving 50 mph in a 25 mph zone on Palm Boulevard, the arresting officer activated his car's siren. Green turned left on Marc Smith Boulevard, accelerated and then turned left on Juniper Avenue. Green then got out of the car and fled into the woods. Police found Green near McDonald's, where he eluded officers, ran through the Good Year parking lot, across S.R. 20 and out of sight of the officers. Police later apprehended Green on Valparaiso Boulevard, after which he said he ran from police because he was on probation. Green's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 26. *** Jason L. Russell, unemployed, 35, of 1502 27th St. Lot 6A, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 21 on a charge of grand theft. The manager of the Subway at 900 S. Palm Blvd., Niceville, reported Dec. 17 Russell had left the store with bank drop money but had not taken that money to the bank. Allegedly, Russell kept $8,261.79 from bank drops since Dec. 9, thefts which were confirmed on surveillance video. Russell allegedly admitted to the theft and said he didn't have any of the money left. Russell's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Bryan James Perkins, unemployed, 23, of 610 Crestview Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 30 on a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Allegedly, someone placed a stolen vehicle tag on a car which Perkins co-owns Nov. 27. When approached by police, Perkins threw the stolen tag under a trailer, which he later admitted to doing in order to hide evidence from police. Perkins' required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 22. *** Joshua David Thompson, unemployed, 18, of 223 Galway Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 30 on a charge of criminal mischief $200 and under. Allegedly, Thompson picked up a neighbor's bicycle, raised it over his head and slammed it to the ground Oct. 22 in the driveway of a residence on Galway Drive. Thompson's required court appearance is scheduled Jan. 22. *** Maxwell Edward Ryals, unemployed, 58, of 320 Cedar Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 28 on charges of possession of a controlled substance without prescription and violation of driver's license restrictions. The arresting officer stopped Ryals for making an improper lane change in an intersection and, after running Ryals' driver's license with the Niceville dispatcher, found that Ryals' license had a "business purposes only" restriction. Ryals said his passenger was paying him to repair his car, and he had driven to Shalimar to get a car part and was going back to work on the car. The arresting officer searched the car and found tools associated with carpentry, but not mechanic's tools. The officer searched the car again and found a small bag of "spice" in the glove box. Both Ryals and his passenger denied knowledge of the spice. Ryals' required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** James Edwin Chadwick, unemployed, 32, of 321 N. Cedar Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Dec. 28 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance without prescription. Chadwick was the passenger of a vehicle which was pulled over for making an improper lane change in an intersection. Upon searching the vehicle, the arresting officer found a small bag of "spice" in the glove box, which both passenger and driver allegedly had access to. Both Chadwick and the driver denied knowledge of the spice. Chadwick's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Michael John Hutchins, a VP of development, 44, of 7103 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: Daniel Westly Arthur Wanted for:Fraud/Neglect of Elderly or Disabled Person Without Great Harm/Poss. of Controlled Substance/Forgery/Theft Height: 5-feet, 8-inches Weight: 155 Age: 30 Date of birth: 06-06-1982 Hair: Unknown Eyes: Unknown Name: Lee Morse Grant Wanted for: Robbery by Sudden Snatching Height: 5-feet, 6-inches Weight: 170 Age: 41 Date of birth: 04-08-1971 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Page A-4 Wednesday, January 9, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Fire Department ReportsThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of December: Location Situation Date Time Illinois Ave.......................................Exterior gas leak..............12/3/12......................14:33 N. John Sims Pkwy........................Fall.....................................12/6/12......................16:12 Edge Ave........................................Cardiac arrest...................12/8/12......................08:20 Lincoln Ave.....................................Unconscious.....................12/8/12......................09:39 Hillcrest Ave....................................Sick call.............................12/15/12....................08:34 Edge Ave........................................Exterior gas leak..............12/15/12....................14:11 Johnson St.....................................Hemorrhage.....................12/18/12....................05:34 Government Ave............................Chest pain........................12/19/12....................13:51 Washington Ave.............................Overdose/Poisoning.........12/19/12....................16:12 Washington Ave.............................Seizures............................12/19/12....................16:20 Edward Cir......................................Sick call.............................12/20/12....................07:24 Kelly Mill Road...............................Diabetic.............................12/20/12....................15:55 Akron Street...................................Fall.....................................12/23/12....................04:38 N. Bayshore Dr...............................CVA/Stroke.......................12/23/12....................15:08 Lincoln Ave.....................................Fall.....................................12/24/12....................21:41 Government Ave............................Sick call.............................12/26/12....................03:18 Davenport Ave................................Fire service call................12/26/12....................09:37 Rockford Ave..................................Allergic reaction................12/26/12....................12:31 Lincoln Ave.....................................Breathing problem............12/27/12....................08:29 Lincoln Ave.....................................Unconscious.....................12/27/12....................06:21 Carolina Ave...................................Psychiatric........................12/27/12....................18:49 Okaloosa Ave.................................Structure fire.....................12/28/12....................08:02 We wish you a fire safe new year! Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors once a month to ensure proper operation. Minimize the use of extension cords use Underwriters Laboratories listed surge suppressors in their place. Keep three feet combustible free space around water heaters and power panels. Have a multi-purpose dry chemical fire extinguisher readily available in your home. Always call 911 in case of any fire! Call your Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department at 729-5410 if you have any questions or need assistance.Valparaiso VolunteerThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 28, 2012 through January 06, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Hwy. 20/White Point Rd.........Vehicle accident.....................12/28/12.....................09:37 N. White Point Rd...................Medical....................................12/28/12.....................11:20 Live Oak Street.......................Dispatched & cancelled.........12/28/12.....................12:09 Glen Eagles Dr.......................Public assist............................12/28/12.....................13:03 Seville Circle...........................Cover assignment..................12/28/12.....................23:10 Highway 20.............................Hazardous condition..............12/28/12.....................23:35 N. White Point Rd...................Medical....................................12/29/12.....................07:11 Oakmont Place.......................EMS call..................................12/29/12.....................20:23 Olde Post Road......................Dispatched & cancelled.........12/29/12.....................21:07 St. Andrews Cove...................Medical....................................12/31/12.....................04:00 Sandalwood Circle.................Dispatched & cancelled.........12/31/12.....................07:35 Oakmont Place.......................Medical....................................12/31/12.....................09:58 N. White Point Rd...................Medical....................................12/31/12.....................10:47 Windsong Court......................Medical....................................12/31/12.....................17:19 Crystal Bch Dr./Destin............Dispatched & cancelled.........12/31/12.....................21:25 Merchants Way.......................Dispatched & cancelled.........1/2/13.........................12:50 Antiqua Way............................Medical....................................1/2/13.........................17:08 N. White Point Rd...................Medical....................................1/2/13.........................17:36 Live Oak Street.......................Medical....................................1/2/13.........................22:27 Yacht Club Dr..........................Dispatched & cancelled.........1/4/13.........................03:09 Ansley Drive............................Medical....................................1/4/13.........................11:01 Cat Mar Road.........................Medical....................................1/4/13.........................12:52 W. Dominica Circle.................Medical....................................1/4/13.........................15:30 N. White Point Rd...................Medical....................................1/4/13.........................19:31 Sandalwood Circle.................Medical....................................1/5/13.........................00:47 Cypress/Freeport....................Building fire.............................1/5/13.........................10:11 Rockywood Way.....................Dispatched & cancelled.........1/5/13.........................12:58 Troon Drive West....................Public assist............................1/5/13.........................16:25 Sunset Beach Cir....................Medical....................................1/6/13.........................00:42 Shadow Lane..........................Medical....................................1/6/13.........................14:18 John Sims Pkwy.....................Dispatched & cancelled.........1/6/13.........................19:46 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.North Bay Niceville Please see BLOTTER, page A-5 Jason L. Russell Follow us FACEBOOK! 117 N. Cedar Ave, Niceville Across from N.H.S.(850)279-3434 Whimsical Gifts & Happy ArtPaint theJanuary Blues Away...Get your creative friends together and have a "PAINTING PARTY." We furnish all the supplies, snacks and whimsy! Register NOW for our newAfter School Art Classes & Journaling Classes4 weeks of amazing creativity Starting January 22 & 23 279-3434 (deadline to register is Jan. 17) BIRTHDAY PARTIES WINE & WHIMSY JEWELRY HANDBAGS Check out our awesome new gifts & jewelry...Just in time for Valentines!The Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from December 28, 2012 through January 06, 2013. 0 Structure Fire32 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire4 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms2 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME N. Partin Dr...............................Medical.................................12/28/12.....................06:30 N. Palm Blvd............................Power line down..................12/28/12.....................14:50 SR 85 N....................................Alarm activation...................12/28/12.....................18:21 Cypress Dr................................Medical.................................12/28/12.....................19:11 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical.................................12/28/12.....................19:48 Seville Circle.............................Smoke scare........................12/28/12.....................23:09 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.................................12/29/12.....................17:57 Little John Ct............................Medical.................................12/29/12.....................21:16 E. College Blvd.........................Medical.................................12/30/12.....................04:45 Edgewater Dr...........................Medical.................................12/30/12.....................08:09 Rockywood Way......................Medical.................................12/30/12.....................14:32 SR 285......................................Vehicle crash........................12/30/12.....................20:02 Lincolnshire Dr..........................Medical.................................12/30/12.....................21:12 Edgewater Dr...........................Medical.................................12/30/12.....................21:37 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.................................12/30/12.....................21:45 Forest Lake Terrace.................Medical.................................12/31/12.....................14:57 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash........................12/31/12.....................18:03 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.................................12/31/12.....................19:35 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical.................................1/1/13.........................00:17 Roberts Drive...........................Medical.................................1/1/13.........................12:01 20 th Street................................Medical.................................1/1/13.........................16:51 Mulry Drive...............................Alarm activation...................1/1/13.........................17:41 Reeves St.................................Medical.................................1/2/13.........................07:57 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle crash........................1/2/13.........................13:41 Valparaiso Blvd.........................Medical.................................1/2/13.........................17:47 Fir Avenue................................Medical.................................1/2/13.........................22:38 Duncan Drive...........................Medical.................................1/3/13.........................11:07 Kelly Road................................Medical.................................1/3/13.........................20:51 Grove Park Dr..........................Medical.................................1/4/13.........................10:05 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical.................................1/4/13.........................14:37 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash........................1/4/13.........................18:15 Tamara Cove............................Medical.................................1/4/13.........................19:21 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical.................................1/4/13.........................23:00 Rockywood Way......................Chimney fire.........................1/5/13.........................12:57 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.................................1/5/13.........................15:45 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.................................1/5/13.........................21:00 Tee Street.................................Medical.................................1/6/13.........................09:34 23 rd Street................................Medical.................................1/6/13.........................10:09 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical.................................1/6/13.........................10:18 N. Partin Dr...............................Medical.................................1/6/13.........................18:35 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Shorted electrical.................1/6/13.........................21:54 Boyd Circle...............................Medical.................................1/6/13.........................21:54 Weekly Safety Tip: Whether cooking with gas or electric, never place anything on the stove you don t want to heat. An electric coil reaches 800 degrees while a gas flame goes over 1000 degrees. Remember, towels and pot holders ignite at 400 degrees. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook

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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A Niceville man stole a loaded bread truck in Destin, drove it over the Mid-Bay Bridge to Niceville, and crashed it into a ditch in Bluewater Bay as a sheriff's squad car pursued it, according to authorities. Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies reported the following account: Matthew Ryan Lambert, a framer, 24, of 750 St. John Cove, Niceville, was arrested Jan. 1 on charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing and eluding an officer, knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and possession of drug equipment. The sheriff's office received a call at 4:30 a.m. reporting that someone had stolen a 2012 Isuzu box truck, owned by Flowers Baking Company, from the parking lot of the Fill-Ups food store at 34884 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin. The company said that the truck, loaded with bread, had been stolen while making a delivery. A deputy saw the truck speeding north on State Road 293 and followed it onto the first exit north of the Mid-Bay Bridge, at North Lakeshore Drive, heading west. The deputy activated his car's siren and lights. Instead of stopping, Lambert drove around a car stopped at a stop sign at North Lakeshore and White Point Road and sped north on White Point at 65 mph. Lambert then turned left on S.R. 20 and into the parking lot of the Whataburger at 4450 S.R. 20, where the truck wound up in a drainage ditch on the south side of the restaurant. Deputies pulled Lambert from the truck and took him to the sheriff's booking office, where he was searched and found to have a small plastic bag containing suspected marijuana and a smoking device in his right front pocket. Lambert's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 26. Craftsman St., Duluth, Ga., was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 31 on charges of assault and assault on a person 65 years of age or older. Allegedly, Hutchins forcefully grabbed a woman and threatened to break her neck in an incident that occurred on the 200 block of Windsong Court, Niceville. Hutchins' required court date is scheduled Jan. 26. *** Zachariah Dalton Howard, a mechanic, 22, of 108 Oak Shores Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 29 on a charge of robbery with no firearm or weapon. Allegedly, on Dec. 22, Howard entered a convenience store at 4200 Range Road, Niceville, wearing a long black coat, demanding money and saying he had a firearm. Howard never brandished any weapon and left when the clerk showed him the empty cash register drawer. Howard then went to the WinnDixie to call his mother for a ride home. An employee of the robbed business identified Howard in a photo line-up. Howard told police he did not have a gun. *** Brandon Leon Pratt, a landscaper/cook, 27, of 909 Linden Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 29 on a charge of petit theft third or subsequent conviction. Pratt allegedly stole two shirts and five baseball hats worth a total of $212 from the Kohl's department store at 800 N. Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. The complainant allegedly saw Pratt select the items from shelf, enter a dressing room and later emerge without the items visible. The complainant followed Pratt out of the store and identified him to police. Pratt's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Ryan Patrick Asbury, a construction worker, 26, of 1482 Live Oak St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Dec. 28 on a charge of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim. Asbury's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Jose Regino Cruz, 22, of 722 Persimmon Way, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Jan. 1 on a charge of resisting an officer without violence. TheftsThe owner of the business at 96 John Sims Parkway reported Dec. 20 an unknown person stole an estimated $40,000 worth of items from his store. *** A Niceville resident from the 1500 block of 25th Street, Niceville, reported someone stole $350 worth of items from a vehicle Dec. 30. BLOTTERFrom page A-4 Zachariah D. 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CRYSTAL BEACH Located in Sovereign Isle, Most Desirable Area of Community. 3/2, Unique Florida cottage, Custom Built. Community Pool with Koi Ponds and Fountains. $350,000. LANDFreeport. Perfect for Residential or Commercial. Prime property within a block of City Hall. Land has some wetlands. $125,000. DESTIN Short Sale! Victorian Home built by David Meyer Builders. Hardwood floors. Kitchen has Custom Cabinets. Many Extras. 5 Bedroom, 4/1 bath. 2,675 Sq. Ft. $290,000. NEED SOMEONE TO WORK THROUGH YOUR SHORT SALES WITH YOU? CALL JANE CALL Jane Rainwater: (850) 897-1101 1-888-390-4450 PENDING 729-2131 Auto Business Home Life FloodHOMEOWNERS INSURANCEGone through the roof or non-renewed? Give us a call, we can help! www.nicevilleinsurance.com THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith I own one. I don t think we should ban the weapons, but have better control of who can obtain them. It s not the weapons killing people. We need a better screening process for purchases. I know I m not going to give up mine. Honestly, if someone really wants to get ahold of one, they can, even if they re banned. People still get ahold of contraband drugs. I don t think anything should be banned. My husband is a sheriff, and I believe in people s right to own guns. I think it s a horrible idea. Crimes are not the gun s fault, they re the person s fault. James Reese, 35, Panama City, electrician Jeff Hiltibran, 51, Mossy Head, aircraft mechanic Donna Montoya, 63, Valparaiso, retired civil servant Buddy Jackson, 19, Niceville, student Kala Dunbar, 26, Niceville, mechanic Jane Ingle, 53, Niceville, breakfast hostessWhat should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What do you think about banning assault weapons like those used in the Connecticut school shootings?If you keep people from buying the weapons legally, you won t keep them out of the hands of criminals. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-6 Wednesday, January 9, 2013 THEBAYBEACONNorthwest Florida s warm sunny climate and white sandy beaches attract many people to live here, but sun, rain, and salt spray from the Gulf of Mexico can damage the surface of your home and its roof. Thats where Rhino Shield comes in. While you may already be familiar with Rhino Shield, the special coating that lasts longer and protects better than conventional paint, you may not know that Rhino Shield s new Super Shield Ceramic Roof coating can now protect your roof as well as your exterior walls. Super Shield is a unique product, said Mike Redmond, owner of Rhino Shield Gulf South. This system is ideal for all kinds of roof surfaces such as asphalt, tile, aluminum, steel, copper, plywood, shakes, Styrofoam, concrete and clay. With Super Shield, you can make your old roof look more modern, and can change the color of your existing roofing material, such as shingle, metal or tiles, while protecting it and adding years of life to your roof. Where your roof has been repaired, you can ensure a uniform color and appearance even over parts of your roof that have been damaged or repaired in the past. Super Shield Ceramic Roof Coating offers substantial waterproofing and insulation benefits by creating a layer of protection with the benefit of ultra-violet ray reflectivity, he said. Super Shield not only aids in the reduction of energy consumption, but also prevents mold, mildew and staining, eliminates granule loss with a shingle roof and increases resale value extending the life of your roof. While Super Shield is cheaper than re-roofing, said Redmond, this product also has a 10-year non-prorated transferable warranty and can be tinted to any color. Dotson Gwinn, who lives in nearby Miramar Beach, recently had his home renovated, to include Rhino Shield protection for both his roof and exterior walls. My original roof was a mint-green color that couldn t be matched with new roof tiles, Gwinn said, but with Rhino Shield, we were able to use different color roof tiles, then coat them with Rhino Shield to color the roof a shade of brown that perfectly coordinates with the Rhino Shield coating applied to the walls of the house. The new exterior of his home, Gwinn said, cleans extremely well, and provides excellent protection from the elements. Gwinn was also pleased by the workmanship and professionalism of the Rhino Shield installation crew. They did an exceptionally good job, on a timely basis, and left no mess. Later, they came back to touch up wherever I asked them to. They were extremely polite, and did an efficient, high quality job. I am completely satisfied. 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Walk ins welcome T-F 9-6 Sat 9-4 Evening appointments upon request Call today for a tour!Respite Care Day Stays -Hour Nursing2300 North Partin Dr. Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 897-2244 www.SuperiorALF.comAssisted Living # AL11712Specializing in Alzheimers, Parkinsons and Dementia SUPERIORRESIDENCESofNicevilleMEMORY CARE and GENERAL REPAIRBrakes Water PumpsTiming Belts Struts/Shocks NOW OFFERING AMSOIL OIL CHANGES!PEPPER & TONYZen masters, guard dogs, & welcoming committee Expert, Certified Techs Quality Parts Detailed Estimates Friendly Service(850)729-6629 Hair Styling Hi/Low Lites Shades Hair ColorPerms Pravana Perfection Smooth Out101 John Sims Pkwy. NicevilleTues-Fri 9-6 Sat 8-2Evening Appointments Upon Request We carry RedKen Color and Products Kenra Haircare ProductsFULLSERVICEHAIRfor ladies & men Call Today!678-1977Call Today!678-1977 143 S. John Sims Pkwy. Valparaiso ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS729-3300 CARING FOR FAMILIES -NEWBORN TO ADULTEMERALD COAST FAMILY MEDICINE Internal Medicine Pediatrics Preventive Care Sport/school Physicals ImmunizationsDr. T. Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENTMost Insurances Accepted Crowns & Bridges Fillings & Partials Dentures Root Canals Extractions Implants EmergenciesNOW OFFERING Botox Juvederm Invisalign Conscious Sedation897-4488 www.drbroutin.com Merchants Walk Ste 101 NicevilleOlivier Broutin, D.M.D. Accepting New Patients*Minimum fee only for ADA code D9972OFFEREXPIRES 01/31/13 TEETH WHITENING$199* 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us) 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.comHOURS: 10:45 a.m. 9:00 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 10:45 a.m. 9:30 Fri. 11:30 a.m. 9:30 Sat. Casual Waterfront Dining featuring Seafood, Steak & PastaEARLY BIRD SPECIALS 4:30 6:00 Every Day NEWLY RENOVATED LOUNGE & ENCLOSED PATIO BARwithLive Music Fri. & Sat. 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Streeter, O.D.Board Certified Optometric Physicians CALL 389-4611 FOR FIRST CLASS SERVICE!24/7 ServiceNO Extra Charge Nights, Weekends & Holidays ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Bennett said the current CMTS provides slower service during the peak usage hours 6 p.m.-midnight, when Internet users, many of them downloading videos, push the system to 95 percent of capacity, requesting and sending as much as 154 megabytes of data per second. That's the equivalent of about three standard CD-ROMs every 3.2 seconds. "Currently, our CMTS is overloaded," Bennett said. "There's too much data being requested. The new CMTS will bring modem speeds back to where they should be during peak hours." Bennett said the users who will notice the most improvement are those who frequently request streaming video from popular websites such as Hulu and YouTube. Bennett said users who typically use the Internet service for email or short web pages are not experiencing bandwidth lag and should not notice much of a change. According to Bennett, the new system, which the city purchased from CCI Systems for $42,052, has four times the processing power of the current system. "With the new system, if we were to quadruple our users, it would still operate at the same speed," Bennett said. Bennett said the new system has been received by the city and preliminary testing of the system will start Thursday. Bennett said the system will be fully operational no later than Jan. 31. The city also purchased a $6,406 replacement maintenance agreement from CCI Systems. Bennett said the purchase will not result in an increase in rates paid by the 1,100 customers of Valparaiso cable. In the past 11 months, Valparaiso cable Internet usage has risen steadily, with spikes in the summer and at the beginning of the holiday season. CCI Systems' $42,052.50 CMTS price was the lowest of the four sealed bids received by the city. The highest was $88,687 by Technology Integration Group, followed by a $62,939 bid from Efinity Engineering and a $57,190 offer from Network Hardware Resale. CABLEFrom page A-1A two-day chart of Valparaiso cable traffic shows usage typically peaks at 10 p.m. City of Valparaiso

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By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Eglin Girl Scout Troop 672 and volunteers from the Eglin Company Grade Officer Council (CGOC) packed more than 100 care packages Dec. 13 for the councils Troop Care Drive. The CGOC Troop Care Drive committee, formed in 2011 to gather donations for deployed soldiers, sent more than 977 pounds of candy, snacks, games, hygiene items and stationary for Christmas. This was the third time the committee has sent out packages for soldiers. The committee is composed of five junior officers who work with the community to solicit items and monetary donations to support the cost of shipping. Many of the Okaloosa County schools held drives and donated the collected items to the drive. The December shipment was made possible by the following groups: Eglin Spouses Club, Eglin First Shirts Council, Blue Star Moms of Northwest Florida, Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7674, Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5450, Military Order of the Cootie Scratch Ankle Pup Tent, M.O.C. Dist 1 Grand of Florida, Eglin Elementary School, Girl Scout Troop 672, Boy Scout Pack 50, Den 2, Niceville High School, Edwins Elementary School, Florosa Elementary School, Southside Center, Crestview, Choctawhatchee High School, Ruckel Middle School and Bob Sikes Elementary School.Chamber to induct 2013 officersBy Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce will induct its 2013 executive board and directors Jan. 11. The chambers annual dinner to welcome the 2013 board will take place at the Student Service Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Executive board Duane GallagherChairman of the Board Gallagher has been reelected as chairman of the board for 2013. Gallagher took over as chairman of the board for Lorena Spillar for half of 2012. He served as the 2011 treasurer of the chamber and 2010 vice chairman of community development. He is the administrator of the Manor at Bluewater Bay. The Auburn University and Troy University graduate has been a member of the chamber for many years and been on the executive board for more than four years. He is a member of the Florida Nursing Home Association and a former chairman of the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators. Gallagher has been married to Debbie Gallagher for 25 years and lives in Niceville. They have two children: Justin, 21 and Megan, 18.Lorena SpillarPast Chairman of the Board Spillar served as chairman of the executive board for half of 2012 and all of 2011. She has been an active member of the chamber for more than 13 years and served on the executive board for five years. Spillar has been a mortgage originator since 1991 and a senior mortgage advisor with Waterstone Mortgage Corporation. Spillar serves on the Membership and Boggy Bayou Golf Committees and has played a key role with the chambers Buy the Bayou Auction Committee for years, serving as event chairman in 2009. She lives in Niceville with her husband, Rick, and daughter, Jackie.Pasty BlandChairman Elect Bland has been elected as chairman of the executive board for 2014 and will take over when Gallaghers term is up in one year. She served on the 2012 executive board as treasurer and was also vice chairman of the membership development division in 2011. Bland is a Realtor with Century 21 Wilson Minger Agency in Niceville. The University of Kentucky graduate has been in the real estate business since 1985 and has been the top producer at Wilson Minger for the last four years. Bland is a member of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors and serves on the board of directors for the Business Industry Association. At the chamber, Bland serves on the Ambassadors, Boggy Bayou Golf Classic, Buy the Bayou Auction and Wine Tasting, and Membership and Military Affairs Committees. Bland lives in Niceville with her husband, Bill, and enjoys traveling, boating, entertaining and spending time with her three grandchildren.Garrett FloydTreasurer Floyd has been elected treasurer of the chamber for 2013. He served on the 2012 executive board as vice chairman of the special events division. Floyd is the commercial lines manager at Niceville Insurance Agency. He is a Niceville High School graduate and a chamber member since 2005. The Niceville resident has served on the Golf, Buy the Bayou Auction and Wine Tasting and Nominating Committees. He serves on the board for the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. In his spare time, Floyd enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife, Amber, 6-year-old son, Hayden, and step-daughters Clara, 8, and Mattie, 6. 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 9 9 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 $700$7.00 OFF YOUR ORDERWhen you mention this ad. Offer valid on select products. Cannot be combined with other offers. Offer code must be used when placing the order. Code: bayb0113 Exp: 01/31/13OFFMake us part of your New Years resolutionGet healthy and treat yourself to one of our fruit bouquetsTo order, please call or visit: 850-226-4111 EdibleArrangements.com Mariner Plaza 230 Eglin Parkway N.E. Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 EdibleARRANGEMENTS Stephanie Getts, a Niceville hairdresser, gives a CIC child a free haircut Jan. 2 at the CIC Children s Neighborhood, Fort Walton Beach. The CGOC Troop Care Drive committee, Eglin Girl Scout Troop 672 and volunteers packed more than 100 care packages for deployed soldiers Dec. 13. Girl Scouts pack boxes for troops Duane Gallagher Lorena Spillar Pasty Bland Garrett Floyd By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Stephanie Getts, a hairdresser at Ritz Salon in Niceville, gave free haircuts Jan. 2 to 10 children from Children In Crisis, at the Childrens Neighborhood, Fort Walton Beach. CIC is a charity established in 2008 that provides foster homes for children ages 6-18 from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Getts, of Crestview, has donated her time and services to these children since January 2012. She first heard of the organization from one of her clients, Katrina Puri, a CIC volunteer. Im an independent mother with a child, Getts said. If I could do more for these, kids I would. 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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. Quilt guild contest The Flying Needles Quilt Guild is accepting applications for its At the Beach quilt show Feb. 28-March 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, at the Palms of Destin Resort and Conference Center, Destin. Quilters can access an entry form at www.flyingneedlesquiltguild.org and send the form and picture of entry to FNQGquiltshow@cox.net or mail to Flying Needles Quilt Guild/Quilt show entry, P.O. Box 1652, Niceville, by Jan. 26. The entry fee for one quilt is $15 or $10 for Flying Needles members. The quilt must be completed no more than three years prior to the show and not previously entered. There is two-quilt entry limit per person. Quilts will be judged and receive awards given in pieced, Appliqu, hand-quilting, including whole cloth, and other techniques: 3-dimensional, clothing, including embroidery, paint, or photo transfer, categories. There will also be a viewers choice award. Contact Donna, 613-6589. DAR meeting The Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Jan. 10, 10 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 134 Beal Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach. The guest speaker will be Marie Wilson and the program will be on Arbor Day and conservation. DAR is open to all women who are lineally descended from a Revolutionary War patriot. Contact 796-0783. 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. Library story time The WSRE and the Niceville Library will host a special story time Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m., at the City Council Chambers, located in the Civic Center Complex, 208 N. Partin Drive. The library will be closed for carpet installation until Jan. 12. There will be a visit from Clifford for the featured story, Happy Birthday Clifford. 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. Jerry Seinfeld show Americas premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine Jan. 10, 7 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, as part of his 2013 international tour. Tickets are on sale for $79.50 each, plus the box office processing fee at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org or 729-6000. Boxoffice hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. History lecture The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida presents a free public lunchtime lecture, Civil War blockade of East PassUSS Water Witch Log, Jan. 11, noon-1 p.m., at 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Historian H.C. Klein will speak on his new information regarding the blockade of the Destin East Pass in July of 1861, and will share his research from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Space is limited and seating is first come, first serve. Genealogical Society meeting The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will hold its meeting Jan. 12, 10 a.m., at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The speaker, H.C. Klein, who has done extensive research on the settlers and early residents of Destin, will present Leonard Destin-A Yankee in the wrong place during the Civil War. Snowbirds and locals are welcome. A Dutch treat lunch at a local restaurant will follow the meeting. Contact 678-2023 for more information. ADSO members art show The Arts and Design Society will host an exhibition until Jan. 26 of its members work, including all media and all subjects, in conjunction with its annual open house on Jan. 12, at the art center, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. The gallery, which is free, is open Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m., and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Contact 244-1271 or http://www.artsdesignsociety.org/. STARS soccer sign-ups STARS recreational soccer, a division of FC Dallas-Emerald Coast, will hold registration Jan. 12 and 19, 9 a.m.-noon, at Northwest Florida State College. To register, children must be born between Aug. 1, 2002 and July 31, 2006. All teams will play six versus six and have certified referees. The cost is $80 per child and includes a uniform. Contact Maria Jordan at 4969183 or rec@fcdallas-ec.com Little League sign-ups The Niceville-Valparaiso Little League is holding sign-ups for its baseball and fast-pitch softball teams 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 Niceville High Intensity Softball will host two tryouts for the spring/summer 10U and 14U 2013 teams on Jan. 12, 9 a.m.noon, at the Ruckel Middle School softball field, Niceville, and 10 a.m., at the Niceville City Softball Complex, 212 N. Partin Drive. Girls born in 1998 and later are 14U eligible to tryout at Ruckel and can contact Kevin Watts at 642-1232 or wattskt@cox.net. The 10U team tryouts at the complex must be born in 2002 to play. Contact Carrie Summerlin at 240-2221 or carriesummerlin@cox.net. KOC free throw tourney The 2013 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship will take place Jan. 12, 10 a.m., at the Holy Name of Jesus Family Life Center, 1200 Valparaiso Blvd., Niceville. Father Howard J Lesch, Council 7667, and Christ Our Redeemer, Council 13527, are sponsoring the free basketball event open to children ages 10-14. Winners move on to the district, regional, and state or provincial levels. The gym will open at 9:30 a.m. for registration and practice. Contact Ed Coleman at 678-6447. The New York Tenors Enjoy a night of Broadway with The New York Tenors on Jan. 12, 7 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College mainstage, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Daniel Rodriguez, Andy Cooney and Michael Amante will showcase of some of the worlds greatest vocalists and repertoire perform. Tickets are $35 each, with a group discount of $5 off per ticket for 10 or more people. Group sales are by phone or in-person only. Contact the box-office to purchase tickets at 729-6000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. Down East Boys concert Libby and Friends Gospel Concert Ministry will host a concert featuring Down East Boys of Reidsville, North Carolina, Jan. 12, 6 p.m., at Central Baptist Church, 951 South Ferdon Blvd., Crestview. A love offering will be received. Contact Libby White at 496-7106 or info@LibbyAndFriendsGospelConce rts.com. OAA fundraiser The Magnolia Grill will host a wine and hors doeuvres reception to raise funds for the Okaloosa Arts Alliance Jan. 13, 2-4 p.m., at the Magnolia Grill, Fort Walton Beach. Tickets are $15 or two for $25. All proceeds will benefit the arts agency. Pyramid Players and Fort Walton Beach High School drama students will perform. There will be a drawing for a chance to win tickets to upcoming events at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center and from the Emerald Coast Concert Association. Contact Amy at abaty@okaloosaarts.org. Finance course at NUMC The Niceville United Methodist Church will host Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University nine-week financial success course starting Jan. 15 and 16, 6 p.m., at 214 S. Partin Drive, Niceville. The course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week and lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. Contact Kim Colpitts or NUMC at 678-4411 to register. King event The Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day: The Making of a Man... from a Mothers Perspective is Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at the East Gate Chapel, Eglin Air Force Base. All are invited to this free event. Contact 882-2111. PAL member meeting PAL Soccer League will hold a general membership meeting for the election of its board officers and preliminary planning for the 2013 season Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m., at Niceville City Hall, 208 Partin Drive N. The meeting is open to PAL board members, coaches and parents of 2012 PAL players. Contact nicevillepalsoccer.org or Howard Hill at 6782182. NWFSC center grand opening Northwest Florida State College will host a public grand opening ceremony of its newly renovated Activities Center and open house Jan. 16, 1-3 p.m., at the center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The Activities Center houses the colleges Academic Success Center, Student Activities/SGA, and a new book store and coffee shop, both operated by Barnes & Noble. The opening will showcase each of the three main aspects of the center, with tours and refreshments. 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. 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Michael Douglas SmithJan. 18, 1949-Dec. 31, 2012 Michael Douglas Smith, 63, of Fort Atkinson, Wis., passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, after a courageous fight with liver cancer. Mike was born in Battle Creek, Mich., on Jan. 18, 1949. Mike was an Army brat and spent his early years traveling to Army ports in the U.S. and Germany. He graduated from Leavenworth Senior High School, Kan., in 1967 and the University of WisconsinWhitewater in 1985 with a degree in journalism. He worked at the Milton Courier and other businesses. Most recently he worked for Briggs & Stratton in Waukesha, Wis., and retired in 2011. Mike served in the U.S. Army from November 1968 to December 1973, and was stationed in Missouri, Massachusetts, California, Germany and Washington. He is survived by daughters, Tere Williams of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Rachel Smith of Janesville; grandchildren, Liane and Christopher Williams of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Anthony Smith of Janesville; brothers, Thomas (Jill) of Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., Brian (Tracey) of Battle Ground, Wash., and Stephen of Oviedo; sisters, Sue (Bucky) of Louisa, Va., and Martha (Gary) of Buffalo, Mo., and father, Douglas (Karen) of Niceville. Very special friends include Sandy and Thomas Lynn, Brian and Sandy Tracy, Lisa and Pat Beech, Al DiMarco, Rick and Denise, all of Fort Atkinson. The family members thank them for their love and friendship with Mike over the last 12 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marvel Taylor, and grandmother, Irene White. A private memorial is planned by the family. Those friends wishing to send condolences should direct their requests to the Dunlap Memorial Home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 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Dennis BrownVice Chairman, Membership Development Brown has been reelected as the vice chairman of the membership development division for 2013. He served as vice chairman of the membership development division in 2012 and has been an active member of the chamber for many years. Brown serves as associate pastor of worship and families at First Baptist Church of Niceville. He is a trustee for the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and serves on the Florida Baptist Theological Seminary board of directors. He is active with the Twin Cities Ministerial Association. Brown is married to Leah, a private voice and piano instructor. The couple are parents to three grown children and live in Niceville. A native of Michigan, Brown grew up in Mississippi, receiving his bachelors in music education from the University of Southern Mississippi and his masters in church music from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ty HandyVice Chairman, Community Development Handy has been elected as the vice chairman of the community development division for 2013. This will be his first time serving on the executive board. He has been on the board of the directors in previous years. He is the president of Northwest Florida State College and holds a bachelors in finance from Western Kentucky University and a masters in business administration from Drexel University. Handy earned his doctorate degree from the University of Memphis in higher education administration. Handy serves on the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and the Economic Development Council boards. Handy and his wife, Kimberly, live in Niceville and have two grown sons, Jon and Beau.David JeffcoatVice Chairman, Special Events Jeffcoat has been elected as the vice chairman of the special events division for 2013. This is his first time serving on the executive board. He has been on the board of directors in previous years. Jeffcoat is the owner of Unishippers, a reseller of UPS services, as well as all shipping services. He has been active in many organizations including past president of the Fort Walton Beach Jaycees and the Fort Walton Beach Lions Club. He also serves on the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida board. Jeffcoat and his wife, Peggi, have lived in Niceville for more than 30 years. The couple have two grown children and four grandchildren.Board of directorsNewly elected board of directors for 2013: John Bernhart, Pioneer Technologies Corporation; Paige Floyd, Mason Title and Escrow Company; Scott Jackson, Gulf Power Company; Gordon King, Okaloosa Gas District; Jim Perry, Walmart; Alan Wood, CCB Community Bank; and Steve Wills, Raytheon Company. Board of directors serving again in 2013: Aaron Bradshaw, CHELCO; Domenica Farmer, Waste Management of Northwest Florida; Margaret Fontaine, Hancock Bank; Dave Jefferson, SimpleHR; Lill Jennings, RMA Covenant Hospice; Tom Little, Harrison Contracting; Richard Martin, Keller Williams Emerald Coast; Cyndi Ronca, Twin Cities Hospital; Mike Stenson, Northwest Florida Regional Airport; and David Costa Jr., McDonaldsCosta Enterprises. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 In the ServicePage B-4 Wednesday, January 9, 2013 THEBAYBEACON OFFICERSFrom page B-1 Dennis Brown Ty Handy David Jeffcoat Tuba players perform in holiday concertFrom left, Lewis School tuba players Andrew Coln, band director Robert Coln, Justin Haymond, and Derrick Mason participated in the 39th annual Tuba Christmas concert Dec. 15, at Baytown Wharf, Sandestin. Each December thousands of tuba players worldwide join together to honor the life and teaching of tuba expert William J. Bell, born on Christmas 1902. Orthodontist gives food Dr. Casi B. Stubbs, second from left, and her staff collected 381 articles of food for Sharing and Caring of Niceville, during the month of December at Stubbs Orthodontics, 4633 E. Highway 20, Niceville. 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He is a 2006 Niceville High School graduate and a 2010 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate. He is the son of Harry and Jackie Whiting of Niceville. Daniel J. Johnson Harrison Whiting