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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: 01-30-2013
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
lccn - sn 98001910
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System ID: UF00099641:00205

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Thursday, 3 p.m. Enjoy the outdoors and take a scenic bike ride with the Adventure Club in the Bluewater Bay Resort subdivision, Niceville. Friday, 7 p.m. Enjoy the free Okaloosa All County Middle School Band concert at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville. Monday, 1:30 p.m. Learn Spanish for free with Carmen Cameron at the Valparaiso Community Library Monday, 6:30 p.m. Explore Mac systems and apps at a Mac Users meeting at Northwest Florida State College Niceville. Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Listen and learn at the free, public, classical music study series, “Better Listening,” at the Unitarian Church Fellowship Hall Valparaiso. See Calendar, B-3. of thousands of dollars by former TDC director Mark Bellinger, who bought a house with the money. He killed himself last year after the scheme came to light. Gaetz said it is important that citizens attend the hearings to better understand the issue and learn how the legislature intends to prevent such thefts from occurring again. "It is in the interest of the legislature to see whether we need to embed ethics reforms at the county and local levels," Gaetz said. Gaetz said Okaloosa County Commissioner Dave Parisot will be present to provide the county response to the proposals. Gaetz said that after the auditor general's presentation, municipalities and other organizations and individuals will make proposals for the Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Murphy Oil Corp. submitted updated site plans Friday for a gasoline station and convenience store near the entrance of the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. The company plans to begin construction in February, according to Niceville Building Inspector Darcy Chaney. Murphy Oil, based in El Dorado, Ark., operates highvolume, low-priced gas stations and associated convenience stores, typically near Walmart or Sam's Club stores. The plans indicate that the Niceville installation would be accessed by a Walmart exit road rather than directly fron John Sims Parkway. Murphy Oil had to submit new site plans because the original plans called for a canopy to cover the gas pumps which could withstand wind speeds of 140 mph. Chaney said structures of that nature in Niceville must be able to withstand 150 mph winds. Murphy made the necessary changes, as well as some changes to the interior of the planned convenience store, according to Chaney. The plans indicate the gas Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Eglin Air Force Base firefighters will conduct a planecrash drill with the Valparaiso, Niceville and East Niceville fire departments in Valparaiso today. Valparaiso Fire Chief Mark Norris said the drill, called a major accident response exercise, is intended to help civilian firefighters work with their Air Force counterparts in the event. "This will be an integrated training exercise," Norris said. "We want to learn how to integrate our firefighters with Eglin, and we hope to learn each other's capabilities and limitations." Norris said the exercise, which is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at the city public works yard on Valastics Avenue, under the air approach to one of Eglin's two runways, will simulate a situation in which a plane crashes into a building and ignites a fire. A building at the works yard will be filled with fake smoke from a theatrical smoke machine. Norris said there would be an unspecified number of people playing the roles of injured or dead victims of the mock crash. The site is a few hundred feet from where a real Eglin jet crashed in 2003, severely damaging two houses. No one was seriously hurt in that accident. According to Norris, a flashing light will indicate that a "fire" is burning, and the light will stop flashing when the mock blaze has been extinguished. The exercise will assume the pilot and co-pilot of the F-16 approached Eglin Air Force Base for a landing, lost control and ejected before impact. Norris said two victims will be dressed as pilots, complete with deployed parachutes, and that emergency workers will care for them accordingly. Norris said it is important to involve nearby fire departments in the exercise, because in a real air crash off base, Valparaiso, Niceville and East Niceville fire 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 30, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 COMING UP Please see TRAIN, page A-4 Please see MURPHY, page A-5 Police BlotterPage A-2 Beacon photo by Anna Kavanaugh The Okaloosa STEMM Academy began its second semester with a new flight lab paid for by Boeing Co. Here, students Allison Rodas and Sam Scholl learn how to take off, fly and land planes with simulators at the science-and-math magnet middle school, which opened in August in Valparaiso. Story, page B-1. Students take flight in new labDOT to attend meeting on highway noise By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Florida Department of Transportation representatives will attend a meeting Thursday of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority and residents of two neighborhoods to discuss noise from the MidBay Bridge Connector road. Meantime, workers this month are planting hundreds of trees in a second attempt to block traffic sounds and headlights from the four-lane highway east of Bluewater Bay. Residents of Chardonnay Estates and White Point Village, both neighborhoods just west of the busy state road, have told the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority their quality of life has decreased significantly due to traffic noise. Representatives of the neighborhoods have requested that the DOT conduct a study, which they believe will justify installation of a noise-Firefighters train for plane crash Fire Chief Mark Norris By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Members of the Okaloosa County state legislative delegation will hold a public hearing today from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive. The delegation will offer a forum for public comment on proposals for the 2013 regular session of the Florida Legislature, which will begin March 5 and last 60 days. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican whose district includes Niceville and Valparaiso, said the Florida Auditor General's office will present plans to prevent further misuse of county tax funds, including discussion of the auditor's recent audit of the Okaloosa Tourist Development Council. The audit criticized the Okaloosa County Commission for failing to notice the embezzlement of hundredsAuditor to present TDC findings Collision cleanupNiceville police officers move a motorcycle off John Sims Parkway after it collided with the rear of a Cadillac Escalade at John Sims and Redwood Avenue Jan. 24. The motorcyclist, whose name was not available, was airlifted via helicopter ambulance to Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, according to the Niceville Fire Department. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Please see TDC, page A-3 Rep. Matt GaetzMurphy offers new plans for gas station Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Workers place an irrigation system next to a new vegetation barrier between houses and the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector Jan. 23. Plants in a previous barrier died, prompting complaints about noise and lights from the highway. Please see NOISE, page A-3

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Fire Department ReportsThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from January 18, 2013 through January 27, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Hwy. 20 E...................................Medical...................................1/18/13....................16:47 State Rd. 293.............................Dispatched & cancelled.........1/18/13....................19:24 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/18/13....................21:47 Glenlake Cir................................Medical...................................1/19/13....................03:55 N. White Point Rd......................Mischievous false alarm........1/19/13....................15:37 Hwy. 20/White Point Rd.............Dispatched & cancelled.........1/19/13....................16:28 N. White Point Rd......................Unintentional transmission....1/19/13....................16:53 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/19/13....................20:57 W. Parkwood Lane.....................Medical...................................1/20/13....................06:28 N. White Point Rd......................EMS call.................................1/20/13....................10:27 Glenlake Cir................................EMS call.................................1/20/13....................10:45 E. Hwy. 20..................................EMS call.................................1/20/13....................17:27 Pine Street..................................EMS call.................................1/20/13....................19:38 Hickory St...................................Public assist...........................1/21/13....................07:46 Meadowbrook Ct........................Medical assist.........................1/21/13....................11:16 Evans Ct.....................................Medical...................................1/21/13....................13:09 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/21/13....................16:41 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/22/13....................03:13 E. Hwy. 20..................................Vehicle accident.....................1/22/13....................10:43 N. Partin Dr.................................Medical...................................1/22/13....................16:46 Ida Coon Cir................................Medical...................................1/23/13....................00:05 Olde Post Rd..............................Medical...................................1/23/13....................03:46 Hwy. 20 E...................................Electrical wiring......................1/23/13....................12:36 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/23/13....................16:07 Norwich Cir.................................Medical...................................1/23/13....................20:15 Parkwood Cir..............................Medical...................................1/23/13....................20:21 Southlake Ct...............................Dispatched & cancelled.........1/24/13....................01:49 Southwind Ct..............................Medical...................................1/24/13....................04:31 Bay Drive....................................Medical...................................1/24/13....................08:30 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/24/13....................13:19 Lancaster Dr...............................Vehilce/Ped. Accident............1/24/13....................18:16 Merchants Way..........................Medical...................................1/25/13....................19:10 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/25/13....................22:38 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/26/13....................08:28 Hwy. 20 E...................................Medical...................................1/26/13....................15:11 Troon Dr. W................................Medical...................................1/27/13....................08:49 White Point Rd...........................Medical...................................1/27/13....................09:20 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.North BayThe East Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of December, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Valparaiso Blvd...............EMS call..........................................12/1/12................12:03 PM Bahia Vista Dr.................EMS call..........................................12/2/12................03:38 AM Pine Ave..........................EMS call..........................................12/2/12................04:00 AM Redwood Ave..................Building fire......................................12/2/12................08:36 PM 18 th Street.......................Police matter...................................12/3/12................11:48 AM Lake Way Dr...................EMS call..........................................12/6/12................03:06 PM 25 th Street.......................EMS call..........................................12/8/12................08:41 AM Stephen Dr......................Assist invalid....................................12/11/12..............03:42 PM Bond Circle......................EMS call..........................................12/12/12..............03:17 AM Valparaiso Blvd...............Person in distress...........................12/14/12..............09:07 AM Balsam Dr........................Smoke or odor removal..................12/15/12..............11:28 AM Hudson Cir......................Sprinkler activation..........................12/17/12..............07:30 AM Huntington Rd.................EMS call..........................................12/17/12..............08:57 AM Sharon Dr........................EMS call..........................................12/17/12..............05:34 PM Kristin Cir.........................Assist invalid....................................12/20/12..............10:42 AM Wava Ave........................EMS call..........................................12/21/12..............02:45 PM N. Partin Dr......................Smoke or odor removal..................12/21/12..............10:50 PM Jamaica Way..................Dispatched & cancelled..................12/22/12..............06:09 PM E. John Sims Pkwy.........Dispatched & cancelled..................12/22/12..............11:16 PM 18 TH Street.....................EMS call..........................................12/23/12..............12:45 PM E. Hwy. 20.......................Excessive Heat...............................12/23/12..............05:01 PM Stephen Dr......................EMS call..........................................12/24/12..............04:48 PM Jason Dr..........................EMS call..........................................12/24/12..............05:11 PM Marion Dr.........................EMS call..........................................12/27/12..............09:41 PM E. John Sims Pkwy.........Dispatched & cancelled..................12/30/12..............09:40 PM E. John Sims Pkwy........EMS call..........................................12/30/12..............09:47 PM Rockwood Lane..............Water or steam leak.......................12/31/12..............05:04 PM Visit our website at www.enfd.net.E. Niceville NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from January 18, 2013 through January 27, 2013. 0 Structure Fire22 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn5 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Lincolnshire Dr...............................Service call.........................1/18/13....................10:04 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical................................1/18/13....................10:11 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical................................1/18/13....................12:04 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical................................1/18/13....................22:36 Edgewater Dr.................................Medical................................1/18/13....................23:48 Darlington Oak Dr..........................Cancelled............................1/20/13....................13:30 26 th Street.....................................Cancelled............................1/20/13....................14:41 Tee Street.......................................Medical................................1/20/13....................23:07 N. Partin Dr....................................Alarm activation..................1/21/13....................11:13 Redwood Ave................................Medical................................1/21/13....................13:07 Edgewater Dr.................................Illegal burning.....................1/21/13....................17:12 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical................................1/22/13....................16:41 Tamara Cove.................................Medical................................1/22/13....................21:40 Juniper Ave....................................Medical................................1/23/13....................07:36 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Vehicle crash......................1/24/13....................08:54 W. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical................................1/24/13....................11:50 Bayshore Dr...................................Power line down.................1/24/13....................16:16 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical................................1/24/13....................16:45 22 nd Street....................................Medical................................1/25/13....................03:54 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical................................1/25/13....................08:05 SR 85 N/SR 123...........................Smoke scare......................1/25/13....................12:54 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical................................1/26/13....................04:12 Peachtree Way..............................Medical................................1/26/13....................07:00 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical................................1/26/13....................07:25 SR 285...........................................Medical................................1/26/13....................11:01 SR 85 N/SR 123...........................Medical................................1/26/13....................14:23 Paradise Rd...................................Medical................................1/26/13....................22:41 Kazmira Ct.....................................Medical................................1/27/13....................08:53 Azalea Dr.......................................Medical................................1/27/13....................09:26 Bayshore Dr...................................Medical................................1/27/13....................11:30 Weekly Safety Tip: The National Fire Protection Association recommends that people with hearing impairments install smoke alarms with louder signals and or strobe lights to alert them to a fire. 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McKnight, M.D., MPH Family & Preventative MedicineNew Patient Availability Most Insurances Accepted 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: Chad Alford Wanted for: Aggravated Assault (DOMV) & Animal Cruelty Height: 6-feet, 4-inches Weight: 240 Age: 36 Date of birth: 04-26-1976 Hair: Black Eyes: Blue Name: Eugene Charles Lafferty Wanted for: VOP-Burglary Height: 6-feet, 1-inches Weight: 215 Age: 34 Date of birth: 06-13-1978 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue 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. ArrestsJessie Robert Davis, 30, of 1796 Ivy Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 19 on a charge of domestic violence battery. Davis' required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Gregory E. Houde, 29, of 304 Reeves St. Lot A-5, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 20 on a charge of child neglect without great harm. Houde's required court appearance is scheduled March 12. *** Jalen Juwan Lawrence, a cashier, 18, of 319 Lincoln Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Jan. 21 on a charge of petit theft. In the Walmart at 748 N. Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Lawrence allegedly put two $16.97 cases of Bud Light beer bottles and a $26.93 Dickies jacket in a shopping cart and attempted to leave without paying. Lawrence's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Buddy Ray Fuller, 56, of 1716 27th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Jan. 18 on charges of aggravated battery with a weapon and resisting an officer without violence. Fuller and the victim had an argument while both were intoxicated. Fuller allegedly swung at the victim with a machete three times, hitting him once on the left outer wrist. Fuller's required court appearance is scheduled March 12. *** James Sidney Kidder, 36, of 304 Reeves St. Lot G-17, Niceville, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies on charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure while unarmed and petit theft. Allegedly, Kidder stole food from the Choctaw Community Center, Freeport, several times Sept. 14-Oct. 14. Kidder was identified leaving the center after business hours on surveillance footage. *** William Joseph Gay, 50, of 671 Live Oak St., Freeport, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies on charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure while unarmed and petit theft. Gay allegedly stole food from the Choctaw Community Center, Freeport, several times Sept. 14Oct. 14. A deputy said Gay gave an incriminating statement during an interview at his residence Oct.. 27. Gay was identified leaving the center after business hours on surveillance footage. DUI arrestsMichael Austin Milum, 22, of 1619 A 26th St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at Redwood Avenue at 26th Street, Niceville, Jan. 21 at 9:27 a.m. Milum was also cited for driving on the wrong side of the road. Milum's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Colin Idreese Ellington, an airport maintenance worker, 48, of 1448 Live Oak St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at 4300 Legendary Drive, Destin, Jan. 20 at 3:31 a.m. Ellington's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 5. TheftsA Valparaiso resident reported Jan. 22 someone stole his vehicle tag. The complainant said he sold his car Sept. 12 to someone who told him he would remove the car's tag and take it to the DMV. Please see BLOTTER, page A-3Page A-2 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 THEBAYBEACON

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The complainant said he received a letter from the Florida Department of Transportation saying he owed $62.50 in fines for crossing the Mid-Bay Bridge several times Nov. 28-Dec. 8. A Valparaiso officer interviewed the auto technician, who said he sold the car and forgot to remove the tag. The technician said he no longer had the contact information from the person who bought the car. *** A Valparaiso resident reported an unknown person stole the license plate from his motorcycle while it was parked at the business at 434 Valparaiso Parkway sometime 8 p.m. Jan. 16-6 p.m. Jan. 17. *** A Valparaiso resident of the 200 block of Glenview Avenue reported someone stole cash from her outdoor "tiki" bar Jan. 16. The complainant said her friends had stapled $1 and $5 bills with notes written on them to the door frame and walls of the bar. The complainant said she didn't know the exact amount that had been on the walls. The complainant said she talked to the manager of the Valparaiso Tom Thumb, who reported receiving dollar bills with handwritten notes on them. *** A Niceville resident of the 200 block of Bullock Boulevard reported Jan. 18 an unknown person charged $500 to his Visa card. *** A Niceville resident of the 1300 block of Keturah Street reported someone stole $681 of his property Jan. 16. *** A Niceville resident of the 1400 block of 22nd Street reported someone stole $500 of her property Jan. 18.Criminal MischiefA Niceville resident of the 1100 block of 27th St., Niceville, reported someone caused $310 in damage to their property Jan. 17.OtherNiceville police responded to the 300 block of Reeves Street, Niceville, Jan. 17 on a suspicious person call. An officer found a 16-year-old boy passed out the back yard of the residence, due to what the officer observed to be the influence of a narcotic. The boy allegedly refused to answer clearly when the officer asked what drug he had taken. Two Niceville officers helped EMS transport the boy to Twin Cities Hospital. Police made no arrests. *** Thomas Anthony Szymanski, 18, was issued a notice to appear by sheriff's deputies Jan. 16 on a charge of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. On Jan. 16, Niceville police received a request to assist Eglin security forces at Anderson Pond on Eglin Air Force Base regarding two people possessing a green leafy substance which later field tested as marijuana. Niceville police detained Szymanski and transported him to the Niceville police station. Niceville police requested the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office take over the case due to jurisdictional issues. The deputy performed his own test and found the substance to be positive for THC, and he weighed it at 2.5 grams. *** A Niceville resident of the 300 block of Sabal Palm Drive reported a large coyote roaming in his area Jan. 17. *** A Niceville resident from Cedar Avenue reported a possibly sick coyote in the area. 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Mid-Bay Bridge Authority Executive Director Jim Vest said the connector met all DOT noise standards for 2008, the year it was designed. Vest said the authority is not required to install any noise abatement, including the vegetation barrier which is now being planted. The original planted buffer died after the road opened in May 2011. A new barrier, which will contain 470 fast-growing wax myrtle trees, is being planted. Workers are also installing an irrigation system to prevent the vegetation from dying again. According to Clemson University, the wax myrtle typically grows three to five feet a year. The vegetation barrier extends from near the Mid-Bay Bridge toll plaza to North Lakeshore Drive, growing between both Chardonnay Estates and White Point Village and the connector. Jim Vest, executive director of the bridge authority, which is paying for the new buffer, said no cost figures were immediately available. Landsberger said the neighborhoods will formally request the a new noise study by the DOT at the meeting, to be held Thursday, at 6 p.m., at Niceville City Hall. She said she hopes the new meeting will if nothing else improve communication between the neighborhoods and the bridge authority. "I hope to get more clarity from the meeting," Landsberger said. "More clarity on what they propose to do. This also gives homeowners a forum to voice their opinions on what they want to happen." Landsberger said she is optimistic but is not expecting drastic changes to result from the meeting. "Do I think they're going to build a $10 million sound wall?" Landsberger said. "No. Not from this meeting anyway." NOISEFrom page A-1 Niceville councilman takes his oathSal Nodjomian, right, former commander of the 96th Air Base Wing at Eglin, speaks to audience as he is sworn in as the newest Niceville City Council member by Mayor Randall Wise Jan. 22. Nodjomian, whose term will end July 16, was the only candidate who filed to run in a special election to fill the unexpired term of Bill Smith, who resigned last year to run, unsuccessfully, for the Okaloosa County Commission. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesserhour discussion with lawyers, the commission reconvened in open session. Strong then made a motion to authorize Bowman to negotiate with Roberts to reach an agreement for a resolution to the lawsuit. Strong, Arnold and vote in favor of Strong’s motion. Morgan and Hamilton were absent. Following the vote, the meeting was adjourned. No one at Wednesday’s meeting would speculate as to what terms such a resolution might include. Dykes told the Beacon that the city’s costs of the lawsuit thus far are being paid by insurance. VALP.From page A-6

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-4 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Garage Sale! Feb. 2, 6 a.m. New Huff homes off Palm Blvd. between Valparaiso and Bayshore. Furniture, electronics and more. Ken s Gas Piping taking applications for dependable helper in the gas piping field. Construction experience a plus. Valid driver s license and reliable transportation preferred. Will train. For more information call 897-4149. NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver s license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E. 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Birch said that East Niceville and Eglin firefighters use different radio systems, and that he hopes the exercise will help bridge that gap and any others that may come to light. Mark Giuliano, Eglin Air Force Base fire chief, said that while response protocol is an important part of the exercise, the main objective is to strengthen the compatibility of the several fire departments. The drill "is designed to validate emergency-response plans but more importantly, to test the inter-operability between local and base emergency-response forces as we collectively manage the simulated aircraft crash," Giuliano said. "We have always had an excellent working relationship with the Valparaiso Fire Department. We respond to their community for assistance many times throughout the year. I expect the result of this exercise will simply showcase how seamlessly we work together during emergency situations." In recent years, Valparaiso has seen one crash, and one emergency landing, of aircraft approaching Eglin. On March 8, 2003, a T-38 trainer jet crashed in Valparaiso after it flew too slowly on approach, causing the plane to stall. The jet struck two occupied houses on Andrew Drive. The pilot ejected and received minor injuries. More recently, Valparaiso municipal officials have expressed safety concerns as Eglin's 33rd Fighter Wing prepares to train hundreds of fliers for the nation's newest warplane, the F-35 Lightning II. The public works yard is in what the Air Force calls "Accident Potential Zone I," a rectangle about three-quarters of a mile in area, extending northward from Eglin's north-south runway, that includes dozens of houses and part of a school. Norris said he has publicized the exercise in part to assuage potential worries citizens might have upon seeing many fire engines converge on the public works yard this afternoon. "I'm hoping we don't get too many people calling about a fire at the yard," Norris said. "We also don't want people showing with their fire extinguisher." TRAINFrom page A-1 Eglin slates tests over bayBoats operated by Eglin Air Force Base will be used as targets by unarmed warplanes in Choctawhatchee Bay on Feb. 6 and during the week of Feb. 11-15. Some 30 boats will be used by 53rd Wing F-15 and F-16 test aircraft as visual targets. No weapons or ammunition will be involved, according to a base spokesman. The boats will operate between the MidBay Bridge and the Highway 331 bridge. Operations the week of Feb. 11 will also be conducted in the Gulf of Mexico, south of Destin. Tests will be conducted between 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

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station and convenience store would be built between the Chick-fil-A restaurant and Regions Bank near the Walmart. Chaney said Murphy has applied for a building permit, and they will receive it in the next few days if he and Niceville Fire Inspector Mike Valenzuela approve the new plans. The design shown in the preliminary site plan indicates that the store could fuel as many as 20 vehicles at a time, siting eight traditional fuel-pump islands and two diesel islands, each of which can accommodate two vehicles. The station will have two 20,000-gallon underground fuelstorage tanks. A spokesman for Valparaiso Realty, which owns the property, said it would have to approve aspects of the plan not checked by Chaney or Valenzuela, including landscaping plans, before construction begins. Since opening its first station near a Sam’s Club store in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1996, Murphy has expanded to more than 1,100 outlets in 23 states. In November 2006, the Arkansasbased company opened its first Murphy Express, featuring a convenience store larger than its older kiosks. Now, 93 Murphy Express stores operate in 11 states. The Niceville outlet will be such a store. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, January 30, 2013 Page A-5 ROY SUTTONNiceville’s #1SALES AGENT2011& 2012For more information on“Magnolia Woods”Niceville’s Newest Subdivision Call Roy Sutton today, 582-6210 Choose Baywalk, you deserve the best!4566 Hwy 20E, Ste. 104 • Niceville • www.baywalk2.comMAGNOLIA PLANTATION— Gated Community. Lakefront Executive Home! OPEN and SPACIOUS. 12 ceilings, Hardwood flooring, Plantation Shutters, Custom Maple Cabinets, Side Entry, oversized Garage with Golf Cart Entrance. 4/3, 2,832 Sq. Ft. $485,900. 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. 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Partin Drive  Niceville  678-2514 Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon For fragile, broken hair Please welcome stylistTaking Appointments Tues. & Wed., 9pm-5pmBrendaCall today for an appointment!(850) 897-4897 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith “If women want to join combat units, they should serve just like the men.” “If they are physically qualified, do it.” “I would reluctantly say OK. It s untraditional, but if they can make the grade, more power to them.” “I think women can do whatever men can. Those women who are qualified should have the option.” Laurie Knight, 49, Niceville, homemaker Ken Garrison, 65, Valparaiso, retired Ralph Daymer, 51, Fort Walton Beach, cook Ken Edwards, 67, Niceville, retired engineer Mikayla McCready, 14, Niceville, Ruckel Middle School student Jessie Robbins, 29, Laurel Hill, nurseWhat 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 military women serving in front-line combat units?“If they volunteer and can qualify, OK, but they should not be forced to do so.” Location: Niceville Public Library “If women can pass the same tests, they should be allowed to serve. However, I fear for the types of abuse women could suffer if they are taken prisoner.” MURPHYFrom page A-1 Don’t forget to visit LJ Schooner’s Oyster Bar for For more info go to: www.BluewaterBayMarina.com850-897-6400 Located at the Bluewater Bay Marina Complex in Niceville, 3 minutes off Hwy. 20, at the end of Bay Dr. FREEMimosawith the purchase of an adult buffetEnjoy our Sunday Brunch with a 12 NEW CRAFT BEERS ON TAPLunch: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.  Dinner: 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Brunch: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Our breakfast & lunch items, full omelette station & dessert table will satisfy your hunger. Annexation is soughtThe Niceville Planning Commission will hear a request to annex land at 517 23rd St. into the city and zone it PUD (planned unit development) at its meeting Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Niceville City Council chambers. The 29,550-squarefoot lot, site of a mobile home, faces the city limits, but is adjoined by land in unincorporated areas on the other three sides. The Okaloosa County Property Appraiser lists the land, owned by John Duhaime, with a recent sale price of $95,000. Annexation would bring the tract under the authority of city, rather than county, planners and zoners. Annexation would add the property to the city tax rolls and remove it from the rolls of the East Niceville Fire District. cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606 Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA

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Valp. seeks pact on lawsuit By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent After a brief closed-door meeting with their attorneys on Jan. 23, members of the Valparaiso City Commission voted to authorize one of their attorneys to attempt to negotiate a settlement to a lawsuit against the city by Valparaiso resident Keith R. Roberts, rather then appeal a previous judgment against the city. On Dec. 10, the commission had voted 3-1 to appeal a Nov. 20 judgment against the city by Circuit Court Judge Thomas Remington, in the Roberts suit. Roberts sought title to a small parcel of land abutting his property, and also abutting Tom’s Bayou, that had been platted as part of “Bayshore Drive” in a survey dated July 12, 1919. The city claimed it had an easement on that property, although Valparaiso was not incorporated until May 6, 1921. Remington ruled that the city had not proved its original intent to dedicate the disputed property to public use, and had abandoned the property. He granted title to Roberts. During the Dec. 10 meeting, Valparaiso City Attorney Hayward Dykes told commissioners that he and Bruce Bowman, a fellow attorney in Dykes’ law firm of Bowman, Conerly and Dykes, thought an appeal of Remington's ruling could be successful. After some discussion, the commission then voted 3-1 to go ahead with an appeal, with Commissioner Kay Hamilton absent and Commissioner Joe Morgan dissenting. Commissioners Diane Kelley and H.H. Strong, and Mayor Bruce Arnold, voted to appeal. Morgan on Dec. 10 said he thought the case was “not worth fighting” any further. Strong, however, said the final outcome of the case would “affect the whole plat,” including other waterfront land throughout the city, and was therefore worth appealing. At the Jan. 23 meeting, however, the commission appeared to backtrack. Following the private, halfThe voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Page A-6 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 THEBAYBEACON With the new year, you may want to consider a new look. Summit II can help find the perfect style for 2013. Summit II has been in business in Niceville for 37 years and, therefore, we know well the special needs of fun for hair of all ages and styles. You can amaze your friends as we begin a new decade. We offer our guests a specialized Redken Chemistry System treatment at the salon that revitalizes and renews hair in just one treatment. This is a conditioning treatment that is customized to every guest s individual hair care needs. It is a revolutionary new treatment that truly strengthens the hair from the inside out. Additionally, we provide an athome porosity filler maintenance kit that extends and maintains the benefits of the salon treatment until your next visit to us. We also offer some great treatments that combat the signs of aging hair. If you are experiencing any combination of the signs of chronological or hormonal aging, the new Time Reset Salon Service offered here at Summit II can help. It improves your hair density, shine, and manageability. This treatment has proven age-correcting results. If you want youthful body and shine restored to your hair, come in to see us for this luxurious new service expertly applied by one of our highly trained professional stylists. If color correction is your goal we provide another new Redken treatment that provides great natural looking coverage without drying your hair out. In 35 minutes you will see natural, conditioned and shiny results that are vibrant and youthful from the New Cover Fusion Hair Color treatment. This is a low odor, low ammonia formula that fortifies hair and delivers superior conditioning with rice protein and cationic conditioning polymers. It defends aging hair with argan oil, which is rich in antioxidants and known to neutralize free radicals. Do you want just partial hair color coverage? In addition to highlights, we perform low-lights to your hair. Whereas highlights continually lighten hair over time from repeated applications, lowlights put depth and original color back to your hair by darkening deeper layers or making the highlights more of a champagne color. The staff at Summit II is always looking for new looks for their guests in Niceville and they stay in touch with all the current hair techniques. You can trust the 37 years of experience and professionally industry-trained stylists to expertly meet your hair s unique needs as well as your individuality for expression through your hair. Our salon has semi-private rooms for each stylist so that you have privacy as well as individually focused attention without interruption from your hair care professional. 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By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Eleven Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will begin a five-day construction of a mandala sand painting Tuesday, Feb. 5, at noon, in the McIlroy Gallery, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. This is the fourth time the Mystical Arts of Tibet tour will visit the college to make the painting. The last exhibit was held in 2008. The monks will paint with millions of grains of colored sand that will be laid into place on a flat platform from Feb. 59. to form the image of a mandala, a Sanskrit word meaning sacred cosmogram or “world in harmony.” These cosmograms can be created in various media, such as watercolor on canvas and wood carvings, but the most popular are made from colored sand. The monks, using traditional metal funnels called chakpurs, have created these paintings in more than 100 museums, art centers, and colleges and universities in the U.S. and Europe. The purpose of the tour, endorsed by the Dalai Lama and under the direct guidance of Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, is to make a contribution to world peace and healing through sacred art, generate a greater awareness of the endangered Tibetan civilization, and to raise support for the Tibetan refugee community in India. Geshe Yeshe Phelgey, a Drepung Loseling Monastery monk living in Atlanta, has been part of the sand painting tours for more than 20 years. “It really helps the awareness of what is going on in Tibet,” Phelgey said. “The show keeps our culture alive, even though the Chinese tried to destroy it.” The 11 artists were chosen for the tour from the Drepung Loseling Monastery, originally in Tibet, but re-established in Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will begin a five-day construction of a mandala sand painting as part of the Mystical Arts of Tibet tour Feb. 5 in the McIlroy Gallery at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville.Tibetan sand painting set Tuesday The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Okaloosa STEMM Academy students can’t seem to sit still as they power up their laptops, yet this time it’s not to do a PowerPoint presentation or access their homework. They are about to “fly” a plane. In conjunction with its regular courses of math, science, language arts and social studies, STEMM, operated by the Okaloosa County School District, will start one if its second semester electives, aviation, which includes learning how to fly a plane on a simulator in its new flight lab classroom. The academy, which opened in August 2012 in Valparaiso at the former Valparaiso Elementary School, is the first STEMM middle school in Florida, according to state Sen. Don Gatez. It has 83 sixth grade students from Okaloosa County and will add grades seven and eight by 2015. It gives students the opportunity to train and focus at an advanced level for STEMM-related jobs in the future. STEMM stands for science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. “It’s not just a basic education,” Bernard Johnson of Gulf Power said. “It’s more hands on.” Gulf Power, one of the school’s sponsors, and Soria have invited Barrington Irving, the youngest person to fly solo around the world, to speak to Okaloosa County students about aviation at Choctawhatchee High School Feb. 5. In 2007 Irving, then 23 years old, flew 30,000 miles in a single-engine aircraft on a 97-day journey around the world. At 15 years old attending an inner-city school in Miami, Irving didn’t think he was smart enough to become a pilot someday, but then a pilot let him sit in a cockpit and he was hooked. “There are probably millions 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 3 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Please see STEMM, page B-3 Lee Arsenault, right, teaches earth/space science and the new research elective class, aviation, at Okaloosa STEMM Academy.STEMM students learn about flight Sailors race on bayousThe Bluewater Bay Sailing Club held its Bluenose Fun Race Jan. 19 from Rocky Bayou to Boggy Bayou. Deborah Wilusz, on Myasasaur, finished first, David Vaughn, 2 Pot Screamer, finished second and Bill Demi, Pandemonium, finished third. 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The Niceville High School wrestling team placed second in the Timberwolf Duals IV tournament Jan. 5 at Chiles High School, Tallahassee. NHS wrestlers place in tournamentsThe Niceville High School wrestling team placed second at the Blue Devil Invitational tournament Jan. 19, Tifton, Ga. Niceville wrestling finishers with weight class are: first place Taylor Bartleson, 160; second place, Trinton Miller, 138, Tanner Aull, 152; Sam Wilcox, 126; third place, Matt Burger, 120; fourth place, Derek Kennedy, 132; fifth place, Blake Hartzog, 106, Hank Monan, 170, and Chase Schooner, 182. Niceville wrestler Tanner Aull placed second in the 152 weight class Jan. 11-12 at the Flagler High School tournament in Palm Coast. Taylor Bartleson placed third in the 160 weight class at the tournament. The team also placed second in the Timberwolf Duals IV tournament Jan. 5 at Chiles High School, Tallahassee. CHURCH DIRECTORY Weddings, Engagements, or Special Anniversaries?We would like to let everyone in your hometown know about! Just write up a little article and enclose a photo if possible and bring it by or mail it to: Beacon Newspapers. 1181 E. John Sims Pky., Niceville, FL 32578Page B-2 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 BWB student is free throw championKameron Losey, a seventh grade Destin Middle School who lives in Bluewater Bay, placed first in the 12-year-old division of the Knights of Columbus Council 11893 basketball free throw championship Jan. 18 at Destin Methodist Church. Joe Michetti of Niceville was elected as treasurer of he Okaloosa County Master Gardner Executive Board for 2013. *** John Bauer of Valparaiso was elected as president of the Okaloosa County Master Gardener Executive Board for 2013. *** Stephen Francis Farrell of Niceville was named to the Baylor University dean’s academic honor list for the 2012 fall semester. The student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.7 to qualify. *** Joshua J. Schultz of Bluewater Bay was selected for membership in the National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, based on academic accomplishments and leadership potential. He is a senior at Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala., majoring in prehealth on academic and tennis scholarships. *** Matthew Avery was elected chairman of the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2013. Avery is the vice president of engineering for CHELCO, a member of the Niceville United Methodist Church and serves on the Staff Parish Relations Committee, All Sports Association member and was an honorary commander with the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron, 53rd Wing. Avery lives in Bluewater Bay with his wife, Jamie, and their two children, Deacon and Miller. *** David Jefferson of Niceville was elected to the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2013. He is the vice president of operations at Simple HR. Who’s News John Bauer Matthew Avery David Jefferson Joe Michetti Photo by Nancy BlackRocky student wrestles a winDylan DeMarraa, left, a Rocky Bayou Christian School wrestler, beat his opponent from Wewahitchka High School at the Andrews Institute Invitational Jan. 18. RBCS wrestlers Maverick Reddick, Joel Miller, Robert Black, Doug Black, and Matt Pippi also bea t their opponents. Back from deployment, Eglin CMSgt surprises son at schoolAir Force Chief Master Sgt. Robert Daniels landed at Eglin Air Force Base Jan. 24 after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan to surprise his son, DeAndre PhillipsDaniels, at Okaloosa STEMM Academy, Valparaiso. From left: DeAndre, Robert, wife Adrienne and new baby couldn t wait to celebrate as a family. Beacon photo by Anna Kavanaugh IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday, February 3, 2013 HEALING SERVICE AT 11:01 A.M.Praise and worship, healing prayers with laying on of hands and anointing, and Holy Communion. (One service only)Nursery & Sunday School provided Everyone is welcomeImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org “Pointing The Way To Jesus” 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 St. Paul Lutheran & Preschool Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. “God’s work. Our hands.”1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study • 9:30am Celebration Service • 11:00am Discipleship • 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children • 6:00pm

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Fireworks fundraiser The Twin Cities Fireworks Committee is raising funds for the Boggy Bayou Fireworks by selling Boston Butts until Feb. 1, at the Niceville Library. The cost is $25 each or three for $65. Tickets can be purchased at the library and the Butts can be picked up at the Niceville Community Center Feb. 1. 4-7 p.m., and Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The original Doris’ BBA Sauce will also be available for purchase at time of pick up. Donate blood Northwest Florida Blood Services will host a blood drive Jan. 30, 3-8:30 p.m., Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 South Partin Drive. Snacks and drinks will be provided to donators as well as a free t-shirt. Contact Lynda Krupka with questions, 862-4216 or Lynda.Krupka@oneblood.org. Legislative hearing Members of the Okaloosa County state legislative delegation will hold a public hearing Jan. 30, 5-6:30 p.m., at Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive. Public comments will be heard on proposals for the 2013 regular session of the Florida Legislature. Gun safety course Northwest Florida State College’s Criminal Justice Department will hold a two-day public Firearms Safety and Concealed Carry course Jan. 30, 6-10 p.m., and Feb. 1, 8 a.m.-noon, at the college. The first session will be in the classroom and second session will take place on the gun range. The cost is $156 and includes the use of college firearms. Personal firearms are not permitted in the class or on campus. Customized class times are available for groups. Successful completion of the course satisfies state requirements for a firearms safety course and may be used as part of an individual’s application for a concealed carry permit. Contact Sean Lynch at 729-6088 or lynch1@nwfsc.edu to register. Hair the musical The Tony Award winning musical production “Hair” will take place Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., at Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The musical is about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time that has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. The show is for mature audiences and parental discretion is advised. Tickets are $45 each, with a group discount of $5 off per ticket for 10 or more people. Group sales are by phone or in-person only. To purchase tickets contact the box-office at 7296000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. Adventure Club bike ride The Adventure Club will host a bike ride Jan. 31, 3 p.m., in the Bluewater Bay Resort subdivision, Niceville. Meet at the parking area of the golf course clubhouse. Dinner will be at a nearby restaurant after the ride. Contact Jim and Maria at 897-6756. Document shredding The Niceville Friends will host a free public document shredding event Jan. 31, 8-10 a.m., in the back parking lot of the Niceville Public Library. Staples, rubber bands, folders, paper clips, etc. don’t need to be removed before shredding. Contact the library at 279-4863, ex. 1504 or ncvlibrary@okaloosa.lib.fl.us. All County Band concert The Okaloosa All County Middle School Band concert will take place Feb. 1, 7 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. Band students chosen from Lewis School and Ruckel Middle School will perform. Museum education program The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will host “Home School Fridays and Hands on History Saturdays” education program Feb. 1 and 2, 10 a.m.-noon, on “A School for Many Ages,” at the museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The program is for grades K-6 and for home school families on Friday and for families of the general public on Saturday. The cost is $7 per child, or $5 for museum family members. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact 678-2615. Beach mouse presentation Patrick Hartsfield, from Grayton State Park, will speak on the importance of the Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse and the Dune Ecosystem as a first line of defense from storms Feb. 2, 11 a.m., at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, 4956 State Highway 20 E., Freeport. Learn about the endangered mouse and how biologists conduct live trapping and tube monitoring for research. The center’s hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and admission for adults is $5, $2 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under 6. Contact 8351824. Fundraiser for Bailey The North Light Marina will host a fundraiser to benefit Bailey Coates, a 3-month-old baby girl from a military family who suffered a perinatal stroke, Feb. 2, noon-3 p.m., at Dockside Oyster Bar and Cafe, Niceville. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. There will be a Cajun buffet, DJ, bounce houses and raffle prizes. The proceeds will go to Bailey’s fund to help pay for medical bills. Church indoor yard sale Rosemont Baptist Church will hold an indoor yard sale Feb. 2, 7 a.m., at the church, 1601 27th St., Niceville. Clothes, dishes and more will be available for sale. Stitch in Public The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America will host “Stitch in Public” Feb. 2, 10 a.m.4 p.m., at Destin Books-a-Million. The hand embroidery group will celebrate February as the National Embroidery month. Contact 4963466. In the Mood Enjoy the sounds of “In the Mood,” a concert featuring music from the 1940’s swing era, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The show features singing and dancing with the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. 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. To purchase tickets contact the boxoffice at 729-6000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. Edge Elementary book fair Families, faculty, and the community are invited to attend the Edge Elementary Scholastic book fair Feb. 11-15, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at the school, 300 Highway 85 North Niceville. Funds raised will help purchase books for the media center, classroom libraries, along with other supplies needed for students. Books can also be purchased online at www.okaloosaschools.com/edge Feb. 3-23. All on-line purchases will be sent to the students at school with free shipping. Learn Spanish The Valparaiso Community Library is offering a new Spanish class Feb. 4, 1:30 p.m., at the library. Carmen Cameron will teach the class every Monday and Wednesday for free. To register contact the library at 729-5406. Mac Users Group meeting Come to the Mac Users Group monthly meeting Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m., at the Student Services Building, Room 132, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Ray Muston will present “Why I Love my iPad: Essential Lessons about System Setups and Favorite Apps.” Attendees can share information and/or ask questions about their computer, iPhone or iPad. Contact Jean Dutton at 862-3327 or jeancdutton@mac.com. Tibetan art exhibit The Tibetan Lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery will create a sand mandala Feb. 5-9, in the McIlroy Gallery, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Millions of grains of sand are laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days to form the image. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The opening ceremony is Feb. 5, noon, the gallery reception is Feb. 8, 6 p.m., and the closing ceremony is Feb. 9, 2 p.m. The gallery hours will be Feb. 6-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Music study series The Unitarian Church’s free, public, classical music study series, “Better Listening,” will begin Feb. 5, 7-9 p.m., at the Unitarian Church Fellowship Hall, 1295 Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso. Dr. David Ott, internationally recognized composer and conductor, will present “An Evening in Vienna,” to include CD samples from Mozart and Beethoven. Other returning professional speakers for the weekly series include NFSO Director Jeffrey Rink, Dr. Jeremy Ribando and retired humanities professor Dr. Robert Larson. The programs will be held Tuesdays until March 26. Contact Lou Johnson at musicstudy@uufec.com. Basket weaving class The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will offer a twopart pine needle basket weaving class Feb. 5 and 12, 5-7 p.m., at 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The class is $55 or $50 for museum members. Space is limited. To register contact 678-2615. Republican Women meeting The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet Feb. 6, 11:30 a.m. socializing and noon lunch, at the Compass Rose Restaurant, Valparaiso. Cristie Kedroski, vice president for college advancement at Northwest Florida State College, will provide news, updates and information regarding the college and its foundation. As part of the club’s Americanism project, attendees are asked to bring empty ink cartridges that will be sent in to a recycling partner for cash, and donated to the USO. To register contact Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or donnapattison@cox.net by noon, Feb. 1. Lunch is $18 or $16 for members. 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 • Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.comTh e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistAnna KavanaughEditorial AssistantKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentAdvertising DirectorWednesday, January 30, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON VALENTINE MASSAGE1813 John Sims Pkwy. 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Students are willing to learn aviation through geography, social studies, measurements and science because they want to fly the planes, Soria said. Students can pick their plane, destination, time of day and season to fly in. They will be able to locate where they are when flying and listen to a live pilot radio and learn how pilots communicate. Student Cody Seward couldn’t wait to get his plane off the ground. “This is so cool,” Cody said, as Soria informs him he’s about to run out of gas. “I could try and explain it to you, or you can just try it,” Soria said of learning STEMM skills. Doing hands on experiments is how STEMM students learn and retain knowledge. By the end of the semester students will not only know how to fly the planes, but will understand why they fly. The lab was funded completely by Boeing, one of the academy’s sponsors. Most high schools and colleges don’t posses labs like these because of the expense, Soria said. The parts for the lab were bought piece by piece over the years and stored in a hangar at the Air Force Armament Museum in Shalimar, one of the academy’s partners. Once the academy was built, Boeing helped put together the lab. Boeing also donated an additional $8,000 to purchase last-minute lab items. “The lab is a magnificent example of corporate and educational partnership to aggressively advance teacher and STEM education and training,” Soria said. STEMMFrom page B-1 Okaloosa STEMM Academy students conduct an experiment in class using rulers. CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE! 1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental Available* Storage Supplies/Boxes Call for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) 209 Government Ave., Niceville • 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. 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The Geek Lights on the Corner presented a $1,919 check to Destin Harvest, an organization that collects fresh, unused foods from restaurants, hotels, country clubs and grocery stores and delivers them to food pantries in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Werner said the funds represent the sum total of donations collected during the Geek Lights on the Corner Christmas lights and music show, Nov. 26-Jan. 1, at the corner of Bluewater Boulevard and Antiqua Way, Niceville. Each year Werner and his wife, Wendy, pick a charity to donate funds to, instead of charging a fee to see the show. Spectators could leave donations in a box located by the Christmas light show. 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Wilson Biophilia Center, Freeport, for its recycling program, which educated more than 6,500 students and 4,000 visitors in 2012. From left: M.C. Davis, Stella Davis, the center s director Christy Scally, Janet Greeno and Jorge Gonzalez.south India after being forced into exile from the Chinese. Twenty monks take time off from their life-long devotion to contemplation and study to participate in tours all over the country for 10 months. It’s considered an honor to be selected. The monks will share their cultural traditions during the exhibit, hoping to make a small contribution toward world peace and toward greater awareness of the Tibetan situation. At the end of the tour the monks will return to India to continue their vocation. The original Drepung Monastery was established near Lhasa, Tibet, in 1416 by Chojey Tashi Palden. It had four departments, which housed 10-15,000 monks. Shortly after the Chinese communist invasion of Tibet in 1959, Drepung Loseling was closed. Most of its monks were either killed or put in concentration camps. In 1969, 250 of the monks escaped and re-established the monastery in refugee camps in Karnataka State, India. They continue their traditional training program there and now more than 2,500 monks live in the monastery. “During the relocation it was hard times,” Phelgey said. “Things are improving now in India.” Phelgey added that about 70 percent of the monks in India are from Tibet, with the rest from surrounding areas. In 1991 the Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc., was formed in Atlanta, affiliated with Emory University, with the objective of promoting trans-cultural understanding and scholarly exchange. The affiliation was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama May 12, 1998. Phelgey has been back a few times to the monastery in India, but his business is here right now, but things can always change, he said. The monks will begin with an opening ceremony Feb. 5 at noon, that involves chanting and an outline of the mandala on a wooden platform. The public can view the monks work on the painting from Feb. 6-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., with a closing ceremony at 2 p.m. There will also be a public reception Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m. It’s customary during the closing ceremony for the monks to put half the sand into an urn and carry the other half to a nearby body of water and release it as a healing blessing to the waters of Turkey Creek in Niceville. 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Thursday, 3 p.m. Enjoy the outdoors and take a scenic bike ride with the Adventure Club in the Bluewater Bay Resort subdivision, Niceville. Friday, 7 p.m. Enjoy the free Okaloosa All County Middle School Band concert at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville. Monday, 1:30 p.m. Learn Spanish for free with Carmen Cameron at the Valparaiso Community Library. Monday, 6:30 p.m. Explore Mac systems and apps at a Mac Users meeting at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. Listen and learn at the free, public, classical music study series, Better Listening, at the Unitarian Church Fellowship Hall, Valparaiso. See Calendar, B-3. of thousands of dollars by former TDC director Mark Bellinger, who bought a house with the money. He killed himself last year after the scheme came to light. Gaetz said it is important that citizens attend the hearings to better understand the issue and learn how the legislature intends to prevent such thefts from occurring again. "It is in the interest of the legislature to see whether we need to embed ethics reforms at the county and local levels," Gaetz said. Gaetz said Okaloosa County Commissioner Dave Parisot will be present to provide the county response to the proposals. Gaetz said that after the auditor general's presentation, municipalities and other organizations and individuals will make proposals for the Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Murphy Oil Corp. submitted updated site plans Friday for a gasoline station and convenience store near the entrance of the Walmart at 1300 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. The company plans to begin construction in February, according to Niceville Building Inspector Darcy Chaney. Murphy Oil, based in El Dorado, Ark., operates highvolume, low-priced gas stations and associated convenience stores, typically near Walmart or Sam's Club stores. The plans indicate that the Niceville installation would be accessed by a Walmart exit road rather than directly fron John Sims Parkway. Murphy Oil had to submit new site plans because the original plans called for a canopy to cover the gas pumps which could withstand wind speeds of 140 mph. Chaney said structures of that nature in Niceville must be able to withstand 150 mph winds. Murphy made the necessary changes, as well as some changes to the interior of the planned convenience store, according to Chaney. The plans indicate the gas Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Eglin Air Force Base firefighters will conduct a planecrash drill with the Valparaiso, Niceville and East Niceville fire departments in Valparaiso today. Valparaiso Fire Chief Mark Norris said the drill, called a major accident response exercise, is intended to help civilian firefighters work with their Air Force counterparts in the event. "This will be an integrated training exercise," Norris said. "We want to learn how to integrate our firefighters with Eglin, and we hope to learn each other's capabilities and limitations." Norris said the exercise, which is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at the city public works yard on Valastics Avenue, under the air approach to one of Eglin's two runways, will simulate a situation in which a plane crashes into a building and ignites a fire. A building at the works yard will be filled with fake smoke from a theatrical smoke machine. Norris said there would be an unspecified number of people playing the roles of injured or dead victims of the mock crash. The site is a few hundred feet from where a real Eglin jet crashed in 2003, severely damaging two houses. No one was seriously hurt in that accident. According to Norris, a flashing light will indicate that a "fire" is burning, and the light will stop flashing when the mock blaze has been extinguished. The exercise will assume the pilot and co-pilot of the F-16 approached Eglin Air Force Base for a landing, lost control and ejected before impact. Norris said two victims will be dressed as pilots, complete with deployed parachutes, and that emergency workers will care for them accordingly. Norris said it is important to involve nearby fire departments in the exercise, because in a real air crash off base, Valparaiso, Niceville and East Niceville fire 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 30, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 10 Pages, 2 Sections, 4 Inserts The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 COMINGUP Please see TRAIN, page A-4 Please see MURPHY, page A-5 Police BlotterPage A-2 Beacon photo by Anna Kavanaugh The Okaloosa STEMM Academy began its second semester with a new flight lab paid for by Boeing Co. Here, students Allison Rodas and Sam Scholl learn how to take off, fly and land planes with simulators at the science-and-math magnet middle school, which opened in August in Valparaiso. Story, page B-1. Students take flight in new labDOT to attend meeting on highway noise By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Florida Department of Transportation representatives will attend a meeting Thursday of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority and residents of two neighborhoods to discuss noise from the MidBay Bridge Connector road. Meantime, workers this month are planting hundreds of trees in a second attempt to block traffic sounds and headlights from the four-lane highway east of Bluewater Bay. Residents of Chardonnay Estates and White Point Village, both neighborhoods just west of the busy state road, have told the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority their quality of life has decreased significantly due to traffic noise. Representatives of the neighborhoods have requested that the DOT conduct a study, which they believe will justify installation of a noise-Firefighters train for plane crash Fire Chief Mark Norris By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Members of the Okaloosa County state legislative delegation will hold a public hearing today from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive. The delegation will offer a forum for public comment on proposals for the 2013 regular session of the Florida Legislature, which will begin March 5 and last 60 days. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican whose district includes Niceville and Valparaiso, said the Florida Auditor General's office will present plans to prevent further misuse of county tax funds, including discussion of the auditor's recent audit of the Okaloosa Tourist Development Council. The audit criticized the Okaloosa County Commission for failing to notice the embezzlement of hundredsAuditor to present TDC findings Collision cleanupNiceville police officers move a motorcycle off John Sims Parkway after it collided with the rear of a Cadillac Escalade at John Sims and Redwood Avenue Jan. 24. The motorcyclist, whose name was not available, was airlifted via helicopter ambulance to Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, according to the Niceville Fire Department. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Please see TDC, page A-3 Rep. Matt GaetzMurphy offers new plans for gas station Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Workers place an irrigation system next to a new vegetation barrier between houses and the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector Jan. 23. Plants in a previous barrier died, prompting complaints about noise and lights from the highway. Please see NOISE, page A-3

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Fire Department ReportsThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from January 18, 2013 through January 27, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Hwy. 20 E...................................Medical...................................1/18/13....................16:47 State Rd. 293.............................Dispatched & cancelled.........1/18/13....................19:24 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/18/13....................21:47 Glenlake Cir................................Medical...................................1/19/13....................03:55 N. White Point Rd......................Mischievous false alarm........1/19/13....................15:37 Hwy. 20/White Point Rd.............Dispatched & cancelled.........1/19/13....................16:28 N. White Point Rd......................Unintentional transmission....1/19/13....................16:53 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/19/13....................20:57 W. Parkwood Lane.....................Medical...................................1/20/13....................06:28 N. White Point Rd......................EMS call.................................1/20/13....................10:27 Glenlake Cir................................EMS call.................................1/20/13....................10:45 E. Hwy. 20..................................EMS call.................................1/20/13....................17:27 Pine Street..................................EMS call.................................1/20/13....................19:38 Hickory St...................................Public assist...........................1/21/13....................07:46 Meadowbrook Ct........................Medical assist.........................1/21/13....................11:16 Evans Ct.....................................Medical...................................1/21/13....................13:09 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/21/13....................16:41 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/22/13....................03:13 E. Hwy. 20..................................Vehicle accident.....................1/22/13....................10:43 N. Partin Dr.................................Medical...................................1/22/13....................16:46 Ida Coon Cir................................Medical...................................1/23/13....................00:05 Olde Post Rd..............................Medical...................................1/23/13....................03:46 Hwy. 20 E...................................Electrical wiring......................1/23/13....................12:36 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/23/13....................16:07 Norwich Cir.................................Medical...................................1/23/13....................20:15 Parkwood Cir..............................Medical...................................1/23/13....................20:21 Southlake Ct...............................Dispatched & cancelled.........1/24/13....................01:49 Southwind Ct..............................Medical...................................1/24/13....................04:31 Bay Drive....................................Medical...................................1/24/13....................08:30 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/24/13....................13:19 Lancaster Dr...............................Vehilce/Ped. Accident............1/24/13....................18:16 Merchants Way..........................Medical...................................1/25/13....................19:10 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/25/13....................22:38 N. White Point Rd......................Medical...................................1/26/13....................08:28 Hwy. 20 E...................................Medical...................................1/26/13....................15:11 Troon Dr. W................................Medical...................................1/27/13....................08:49 White Point Rd...........................Medical...................................1/27/13....................09:20 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.North BayThe East Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of December, 2012. Street Situation Date Time Valparaiso Blvd...............EMS call..........................................12/1/12................12:03 PM Bahia Vista Dr.................EMS call..........................................12/2/12................03:38 AM Pine Ave..........................EMS call..........................................12/2/12................04:00 AM Redwood Ave..................Building fire......................................12/2/12................08:36 PM 18 th Street.......................Police matter...................................12/3/12................11:48 AM Lake Way Dr...................EMS call..........................................12/6/12................03:06 PM 25 th Street.......................EMS call..........................................12/8/12................08:41 AM Stephen Dr......................Assist invalid....................................12/11/12..............03:42 PM Bond Circle......................EMS call..........................................12/12/12..............03:17 AM Valparaiso Blvd...............Person in distress...........................12/14/12..............09:07 AM Balsam Dr........................Smoke or odor removal..................12/15/12..............11:28 AM Hudson Cir......................Sprinkler activation..........................12/17/12..............07:30 AM Huntington Rd.................EMS call..........................................12/17/12..............08:57 AM Sharon Dr........................EMS call..........................................12/17/12..............05:34 PM Kristin Cir.........................Assist invalid....................................12/20/12..............10:42 AM Wava Ave........................EMS call..........................................12/21/12..............02:45 PM N. Partin Dr......................Smoke or odor removal..................12/21/12..............10:50 PM Jamaica Way..................Dispatched & cancelled..................12/22/12..............06:09 PM E. John Sims Pkwy.........Dispatched & cancelled..................12/22/12..............11:16 PM 18 TH Street.....................EMS call..........................................12/23/12..............12:45 PM E. Hwy. 20.......................Excessive Heat...............................12/23/12..............05:01 PM Stephen Dr......................EMS call..........................................12/24/12..............04:48 PM Jason Dr..........................EMS call..........................................12/24/12..............05:11 PM Marion Dr.........................EMS call..........................................12/27/12..............09:41 PM E. John Sims Pkwy.........Dispatched & cancelled..................12/30/12..............09:40 PM E. John Sims Pkwy........EMS call..........................................12/30/12..............09:47 PM Rockwood Lane..............Water or steam leak.......................12/31/12..............05:04 PM Visit our website at www.enfd.net.E. Niceville NicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from January 18, 2013 through January 27, 2013. 0 Structure Fire22 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire1 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 1 Illegal Burn5 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms1 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Lincolnshire Dr...............................Service call.........................1/18/13....................10:04 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical................................1/18/13....................10:11 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical................................1/18/13....................12:04 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical................................1/18/13....................22:36 Edgewater Dr.................................Medical................................1/18/13....................23:48 Darlington Oak Dr..........................Cancelled............................1/20/13....................13:30 26 th Street.....................................Cancelled............................1/20/13....................14:41 Tee Street.......................................Medical................................1/20/13....................23:07 N. Partin Dr....................................Alarm activation..................1/21/13....................11:13 Redwood Ave................................Medical................................1/21/13....................13:07 Edgewater Dr.................................Illegal burning.....................1/21/13....................17:12 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical................................1/22/13....................16:41 Tamara Cove.................................Medical................................1/22/13....................21:40 Juniper Ave....................................Medical................................1/23/13....................07:36 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Vehicle crash......................1/24/13....................08:54 W. John Sims Pkwy......................Medical................................1/24/13....................11:50 Bayshore Dr...................................Power line down.................1/24/13....................16:16 E. John Sims Pkwy.......................Medical................................1/24/13....................16:45 22 nd Street....................................Medical................................1/25/13....................03:54 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical................................1/25/13....................08:05 SR 85 N/SR 123...........................Smoke scare......................1/25/13....................12:54 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical................................1/26/13....................04:12 Peachtree Way..............................Medical................................1/26/13....................07:00 N. Partin Dr....................................Medical................................1/26/13....................07:25 SR 285...........................................Medical................................1/26/13....................11:01 SR 85 N/SR 123...........................Medical................................1/26/13....................14:23 Paradise Rd...................................Medical................................1/26/13....................22:41 Kazmira Ct.....................................Medical................................1/27/13....................08:53 Azalea Dr.......................................Medical................................1/27/13....................09:26 Bayshore Dr...................................Medical................................1/27/13....................11:30 Weekly Safety Tip: The National Fire Protection Association recommends that people with hearing impairments install smoke alarms with louder signals and or strobe lights to alert them to a fire. 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McKnight, M.D., MPH Family & Preventative MedicineNew Patient Availability Most Insurances Accepted 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: Chad Alford Wanted for: Aggravated Assault (DOMV) & Animal Cruelty Height: 6-feet, 4-inches Weight: 240 Age: 36 Date of birth: 04-26-1976 Hair: Black Eyes: Blue Name: Eugene Charles Lafferty Wanted for: VOP-Burglary Height: 6-feet, 1-inches Weight: 215 Age: 34 Date of birth: 06-13-1978 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue 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. ArrestsJessie Robert Davis, 30, of 1796 Ivy Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 19 on a charge of domestic violence battery. Davis' required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Gregory E. Houde, 29, of 304 Reeves St. Lot A-5, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police Jan. 20 on a charge of child neglect without great harm. Houde's required court appearance is scheduled March 12. *** Jalen Juwan Lawrence, a cashier, 18, of 319 Lincoln Ave., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Jan. 21 on a charge of petit theft. In the Walmart at 748 N. Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Lawrence allegedly put two $16.97 cases of Bud Light beer bottles and a $26.93 Dickies jacket in a shopping cart and attempted to leave without paying. Lawrence's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Buddy Ray Fuller, 56, of 1716 27th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies Jan. 18 on charges of aggravated battery with a weapon and resisting an officer without violence. Fuller and the victim had an argument while both were intoxicated. Fuller allegedly swung at the victim with a machete three times, hitting him once on the left outer wrist. Fuller's required court appearance is scheduled March 12. *** James Sidney Kidder, 36, of 304 Reeves St. Lot G-17, Niceville, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies on charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure while unarmed and petit theft. Allegedly, Kidder stole food from the Choctaw Community Center, Freeport, several times Sept. 14-Oct. 14. Kidder was identified leaving the center after business hours on surveillance footage. *** William Joseph Gay, 50, of 671 Live Oak St., Freeport, was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies was arrested by Walton County sheriff's deputies on charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure while unarmed and petit theft. Gay allegedly stole food from the Choctaw Community Center, Freeport, several times Sept. 14Oct. 14. A deputy said Gay gave an incriminating statement during an interview at his residence Oct.. 27. Gay was identified leaving the center after business hours on surveillance footage. DUI arrestsMichael Austin Milum, 22, of 1619 A 26th St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police for DUI at Redwood Avenue at 26th Street, Niceville, Jan. 21 at 9:27 a.m. Milum was also cited for driving on the wrong side of the road. Milum's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 12. *** Colin Idreese Ellington, an airport maintenance worker, 48, of 1448 Live Oak St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at 4300 Legendary Drive, Destin, Jan. 20 at 3:31 a.m. Ellington's required court appearance is scheduled Feb. 5. TheftsA Valparaiso resident reported Jan. 22 someone stole his vehicle tag. The complainant said he sold his car Sept. 12 to someone who told him he would remove the car's tag and take it to the DMV. Please see BLOTTER, page A-3Page A-2 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 THEBAYBEACON

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The complainant said he received a letter from the Florida Department of Transportation saying he owed $62.50 in fines for crossing the Mid-Bay Bridge several times Nov. 28-Dec. 8. A Valparaiso officer interviewed the auto technician, who said he sold the car and forgot to remove the tag. The technician said he no longer had the contact information from the person who bought the car. *** A Valparaiso resident reported an unknown person stole the license plate from his motorcycle while it was parked at the business at 434 Valparaiso Parkway sometime 8 p.m. Jan. 16-6 p.m. Jan. 17. *** A Valparaiso resident of the 200 block of Glenview Avenue reported someone stole cash from her outdoor "tiki" bar Jan. 16. The complainant said her friends had stapled $1 and $5 bills with notes written on them to the door frame and walls of the bar. The complainant said she didn't know the exact amount that had been on the walls. The complainant said she talked to the manager of the Valparaiso Tom Thumb, who reported receiving dollar bills with handwritten notes on them. *** A Niceville resident of the 200 block of Bullock Boulevard reported Jan. 18 an unknown person charged $500 to his Visa card. *** A Niceville resident of the 1300 block of Keturah Street reported someone stole $681 of his property Jan. 16. *** A Niceville resident of the 1400 block of 22nd Street reported someone stole $500 of her property Jan. 18.Criminal MischiefA Niceville resident of the 1100 block of 27th St., Niceville, reported someone caused $310 in damage to their property Jan. 17.OtherNiceville police responded to the 300 block of Reeves Street, Niceville, Jan. 17 on a suspicious person call. An officer found a 16-year-old boy passed out the back yard of the residence, due to what the officer observed to be the influence of a narcotic. The boy allegedly refused to answer clearly when the officer asked what drug he had taken. Two Niceville officers helped EMS transport the boy to Twin Cities Hospital. Police made no arrests. *** Thomas Anthony Szymanski, 18, was issued a notice to appear by sheriff's deputies Jan. 16 on a charge of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. On Jan. 16, Niceville police received a request to assist Eglin security forces at Anderson Pond on Eglin Air Force Base regarding two people possessing a green leafy substance which later field tested as marijuana. Niceville police detained Szymanski and transported him to the Niceville police station. Niceville police requested the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office take over the case due to jurisdictional issues. The deputy performed his own test and found the substance to be positive for THC, and he weighed it at 2.5 grams. *** A Niceville resident of the 300 block of Sabal Palm Drive reported a large coyote roaming in his area Jan. 17. *** A Niceville resident from Cedar Avenue reported a possibly sick coyote in the area. 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Mid-Bay Bridge Authority Executive Director Jim Vest said the connector met all DOT noise standards for 2008, the year it was designed. Vest said the authority is not required to install any noise abatement, including the vegetation barrier which is now being planted. The original planted buffer died after the road opened in May 2011. A new barrier, which will contain 470 fast-growing wax myrtle trees, is being planted. Workers are also installing an irrigation system to prevent the vegetation from dying again. According to Clemson University, the wax myrtle typically grows three to five feet a year. The vegetation barrier extends from near the Mid-Bay Bridge toll plaza to North Lakeshore Drive, growing between both Chardonnay Estates and White Point Village and the connector. Jim Vest, executive director of the bridge authority, which is paying for the new buffer, said no cost figures were immediately available. Landsberger said the neighborhoods will formally request the a new noise study by the DOT at the meeting, to be held Thursday, at 6 p.m., at Niceville City Hall. She said she hopes the new meeting will if nothing else improve communication between the neighborhoods and the bridge authority. "I hope to get more clarity from the meeting," Landsberger said. "More clarity on what they propose to do. This also gives homeowners a forum to voice their opinions on what they want to happen." Landsberger said she is optimistic but is not expecting drastic changes to result from the meeting. "Do I think they're going to build a $10 million sound wall?" Landsberger said. "No. Not from this meeting anyway." NOISEFrom page A-1 Niceville councilman takes his oathSal Nodjomian, right, former commander of the 96th Air Base Wing at Eglin, speaks to audience as he is sworn in as the newest Niceville City Council member by Mayor Randall Wise Jan. 22. Nodjomian, whose term will end July 16, was the only candidate who filed to run in a special election to fill the unexpired term of Bill Smith, who resigned last year to run, unsuccessfully, for the Okaloosa County Commission. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesserhour discussion with lawyers, the commission reconvened in open session. Strong then made a motion to authorize Bowman to negotiate with Roberts to reach an agreement for a resolution to the lawsuit. Strong, Arnold and vote in favor of Strongs motion. Morgan and Hamilton were absent. Following the vote, the meeting was adjourned. No one at Wednesdays meeting would speculate as to what terms such a resolution might include. Dykes told the Beacon that the citys costs of the lawsuit thus far are being paid by insurance. VALP.From page A-6

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Mark Giuliano, Eglin Air Force Base fire chief, said that while response protocol is an important part of the exercise, the main objective is to strengthen the compatibility of the several fire departments. The drill "is designed to validate emergency-response plans but more importantly, to test the inter-operability between local and base emergency-response forces as we collectively manage the simulated aircraft crash," Giuliano said. "We have always had an excellent working relationship with the Valparaiso Fire Department. We respond to their community for assistance many times throughout the year. I expect the result of this exercise will simply showcase how seamlessly we work together during emergency situations." In recent years, Valparaiso has seen one crash, and one emergency landing, of aircraft approaching Eglin. On March 8, 2003, a T-38 trainer jet crashed in Valparaiso after it flew too slowly on approach, causing the plane to stall. The jet struck two occupied houses on Andrew Drive. The pilot ejected and received minor injuries. More recently, Valparaiso municipal officials have expressed safety concerns as Eglin's 33rd Fighter Wing prepares to train hundreds of fliers for the nation's newest warplane, the F-35 Lightning II. The public works yard is in what the Air Force calls "Accident Potential Zone I," a rectangle about three-quarters of a mile in area, extending northward from Eglin's north-south runway, that includes dozens of houses and part of a school. Norris said he has publicized the exercise in part to assuage potential worries citizens might have upon seeing many fire engines converge on the public works yard this afternoon. "I'm hoping we don't get too many people calling about a fire at the yard," Norris said. "We also don't want people showing with their fire extinguisher." TRAINFrom page A-1 Eglin slates tests over bayBoats operated by Eglin Air Force Base will be used as targets by unarmed warplanes in Choctawhatchee Bay on Feb. 6 and during the week of Feb. 11-15. Some 30 boats will be used by 53rd Wing F-15 and F-16 test aircraft as visual targets. No weapons or ammunition will be involved, according to a base spokesman. The boats will operate between the MidBay Bridge and the Highway 331 bridge. Operations the week of Feb. 11 will also be conducted in the Gulf of Mexico, south of Destin. Tests will be conducted between 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

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station and convenience store would be built between the Chick-fil-A restaurant and Regions Bank near the Walmart. Chaney said Murphy has applied for a building permit, and they will receive it in the next few days if he and Niceville Fire Inspector Mike Valenzuela approve the new plans. The design shown in the preliminary site plan indicates that the store could fuel as many as 20 vehicles at a time, siting eight traditional fuel-pump islands and two diesel islands, each of which can accommodate two vehicles. The station will have two 20,000-gallon underground fuelstorage tanks. A spokesman for Valparaiso Realty, which owns the property, said it would have to approve aspects of the plan not checked by Chaney or Valenzuela, including landscaping plans, before construction begins. Since opening its first station near a Sams Club store in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1996, Murphy has expanded to more than 1,100 outlets in 23 states. In November 2006, the Arkansasbased company opened its first Murphy Express, featuring a convenience store larger than its older kiosks. Now, 93 Murphy Express stores operate in 11 states. The Niceville outlet will be such a store. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, January 30, 2013 Page A-5 ROY SUTTONNicevilles #1SALES AGENT2011& 2012For more information onMagnolia WoodsNicevilles Newest Subdivision Call Roy Sutton today, 582-6210 Choose Baywalk, you deserve the best!4566 Hwy 20E, Ste. 104 Niceville www.baywalk2.comMAGNOLIA PLANTATION Gated Community. Lakefront Executive Home! OPEN and SPACIOUS. 12 ceilings, Hardwood flooring, Plantation Shutters, Custom Maple Cabinets, Side Entry, oversized Garage with Golf Cart Entrance. 4/3, 2,832 Sq. Ft. $485,900. 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. 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Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What do you think about military women serving in front-line combat units?If they volunteer and can qualify, OK, but they should not be forced to do so. Location: Niceville Public Library If women can pass the same tests, they should be allowed to serve. However, I fear for the types of abuse women could suffer if they are taken prisoner. MURPHYFrom page A-1 Dont forget to visit LJ Schooners Oyster Bar for For more info go to: www.BluewaterBayMarina.com850-897-6400 Located at the Bluewater Bay Marina Complex in Niceville, 3 minutes off Hwy. 20, at the end of Bay Dr. FREEMimosawith the purchase of an adult buffetEnjoy our Sunday Brunch with a 12 NEW CRAFT BEERS ON TAPLunch: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dinner: 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Brunch: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Our breakfast & lunch items, full omelette station & dessert table will satisfy your hunger. Annexation is soughtThe Niceville Planning Commission will hear a request to annex land at 517 23rd St. into the city and zone it PUD (planned unit development) at its meeting Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Niceville City Council chambers. The 29,550-squarefoot lot, site of a mobile home, faces the city limits, but is adjoined by land in unincorporated areas on the other three sides. The Okaloosa County Property Appraiser lists the land, owned by John Duhaime, with a recent sale price of $95,000. Annexation would bring the tract under the authority of city, rather than county, planners and zoners. Annexation would add the property to the city tax rolls and remove it from the rolls of the East Niceville Fire District. cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA

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Valp. seeks pact on lawsuit By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent After a brief closed-door meeting with their attorneys on Jan. 23, members of the Valparaiso City Commission voted to authorize one of their attorneys to attempt to negotiate a settlement to a lawsuit against the city by Valparaiso resident Keith R. Roberts, rather then appeal a previous judgment against the city. On Dec. 10, the commission had voted 3-1 to appeal a Nov. 20 judgment against the city by Circuit Court Judge Thomas Remington, in the Roberts suit. Roberts sought title to a small parcel of land abutting his property, and also abutting Toms Bayou, that had been platted as part of Bayshore Drive in a survey dated July 12, 1919. The city claimed it had an easement on that property, although Valparaiso was not incorporated until May 6, 1921. Remington ruled that the city had not proved its original intent to dedicate the disputed property to public use, and had abandoned the property. He granted title to Roberts. During the Dec. 10 meeting, Valparaiso City Attorney Hayward Dykes told commissioners that he and Bruce Bowman, a fellow attorney in Dykes law firm of Bowman, Conerly and Dykes, thought an appeal of Remington's ruling could be successful. After some discussion, the commission then voted 3-1 to go ahead with an appeal, with Commissioner Kay Hamilton absent and Commissioner Joe Morgan dissenting. Commissioners Diane Kelley and H.H. Strong, and Mayor Bruce Arnold, voted to appeal. Morgan on Dec. 10 said he thought the case was not worth fighting any further. Strong, however, said the final outcome of the case would affect the whole plat, including other waterfront land throughout the city, and was therefore worth appealing. At the Jan. 23 meeting, however, the commission appeared to backtrack. Following the private, halfThe voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Page A-6 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 THEBAYBEACON With the new year, you may want to consider a new look. Summit II can help find the perfect style for 2013. Summit II has been in business in Niceville for 37 years and, therefore, we know well the special needs of fun for hair of all ages and styles. You can amaze your friends as we begin a new decade. We offer our guests a specialized Redken Chemistry System treatment at the salon that revitalizes and renews hair in just one treatment. This is a conditioning treatment that is customized to every guests individual hair care needs. It is a revolutionary new treatment that truly strengthens the hair from the inside out. Additionally, we provide an athome porosity filler maintenance kit that extends and maintains the benefits of the salon treatment until your next visit to us. We also offer some great treatments that combat the signs of aging hair. If you are experiencing any combination of the signs of chronological or hormonal aging, the new Time Reset Salon Service offered here at Summit II can help. It improves your hair density, shine, and manageability. This treatment has proven age-correcting results. If you want youthful body and shine restored to your hair, come in to see us for this luxurious new service expertly applied by one of our highly trained professional stylists. If color correction is your goal we provide another new Redken treatment that provides great natural looking coverage without drying your hair out. In 35 minutes you will see natural, conditioned and shiny results that are vibrant and youthful from the New Cover Fusion Hair Color treatment. This is a low odor, low ammonia formula that fortifies hair and delivers superior conditioning with rice protein and cationic conditioning polymers. It defends aging hair with argan oil, which is rich in antioxidants and known to neutralize free radicals. Do you want just partial hair color coverage? In addition to highlights, we perform low-lights to your hair. Whereas highlights continually lighten hair over time from repeated applications, lowlights put depth and original color back to your hair by darkening deeper layers or making the highlights more of a champagne color. The staff at Summit II is always looking for new looks for their guests in Niceville and they stay in touch with all the current hair techniques. You can trust the 37 years of experience and professionally industry-trained stylists to expertly meet your hair s unique needs as well as your individuality for expression through your hair. Our salon has semi-private rooms for each stylist so that you have privacy as well as individually focused attention without interruption from your hair care professional. 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By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer Eleven Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta will begin a five-day construction of a mandala sand painting Tuesday, Feb. 5, at noon, in the McIlroy Gallery, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. This is the fourth time the Mystical Arts of Tibet tour will visit the college to make the painting. The last exhibit was held in 2008. The monks will paint with millions of grains of colored sand that will be laid into place on a flat platform from Feb. 59. to form the image of a mandala, a Sanskrit word meaning sacred cosmogram or world in harmony. These cosmograms can be created in various media, such as watercolor on canvas and wood carvings, but the most popular are made from colored sand. The monks, using traditional metal funnels called chakpurs, have created these paintings in more than 100 museums, art centers, and colleges and universities in the U.S. and Europe. The purpose of the tour, endorsed by the Dalai Lama and under the direct guidance of Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, is to make a contribution to world peace and healing through sacred art, generate a greater awareness of the endangered Tibetan civilization, and to raise support for the Tibetan refugee community in India. Geshe Yeshe Phelgey, a Drepung Loseling Monastery monk living in Atlanta, has been part of the sand painting tours for more than 20 years. It really helps the awareness of what is going on in Tibet, Phelgey said. The show keeps our culture alive, even though the Chinese tried to destroy it. The 11 artists were chosen for the tour from the Drepung Loseling Monastery, originally in Tibet, but re-established in Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will begin a five-day construction of a mandala sand painting as part of the Mystical Arts of Tibet tour Feb. 5 in the McIlroy Gallery at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville.Tibetan sand painting set Tuesday The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992By Anna Kavanaugh Beacon Staff Writer The Okaloosa STEMM Academy students cant seem to sit still as they power up their laptops, yet this time its not to do a PowerPoint presentation or access their homework. They are about to fly a plane. In conjunction with its regular courses of math, science, language arts and social studies, STEMM, operated by the Okaloosa County School District, will start one if its second semester electives, aviation, which includes learning how to fly a plane on a simulator in its new flight lab classroom. The academy, which opened in August 2012 in Valparaiso at the former Valparaiso Elementary School, is the first STEMM middle school in Florida, according to state Sen. Don Gatez. It has 83 sixth grade students from Okaloosa County and will add grades seven and eight by 2015. It gives students the opportunity to train and focus at an advanced level for STEMM-related jobs in the future. STEMM stands for science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. Its not just a basic education, Bernard Johnson of Gulf Power said. Its more hands on. Gulf Power, one of the schools sponsors, and Soria have invited Barrington Irving, the youngest person to fly solo around the world, to speak to Okaloosa County students about aviation at Choctawhatchee High School Feb. 5. In 2007 Irving, then 23 years old, flew 30,000 miles in a single-engine aircraft on a 97-day journey around the world. At 15 years old attending an inner-city school in Miami, Irving didnt think he was smart enough to become a pilot someday, but then a pilot let him sit in a cockpit and he was hooked. There are probably millions 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 3 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Please see STEMM, page B-3 Lee Arsenault, right, teaches earth/space science and the new research elective class, aviation, at Okaloosa STEMM Academy.STEMM students learn about flight Sailors race on bayousThe Bluewater Bay Sailing Club held its Bluenose Fun Race Jan. 19 from Rocky Bayou to Boggy Bayou. Deborah Wilusz, on Myasasaur, finished first, David Vaughn, 2 Pot Screamer, finished second and Bill Demi, Pandemonium, finished third. 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The Niceville High School wrestling team placed second in the Timberwolf Duals IV tournament Jan. 5 at Chiles High School, Tallahassee. NHS wrestlers place in tournamentsThe Niceville High School wrestling team placed second at the Blue Devil Invitational tournament Jan. 19, Tifton, Ga. Niceville wrestling finishers with weight class are: first place Taylor Bartleson, 160; second place, Trinton Miller, 138, Tanner Aull, 152; Sam Wilcox, 126; third place, Matt Burger, 120; fourth place, Derek Kennedy, 132; fifth place, Blake Hartzog, 106, Hank Monan, 170, and Chase Schooner, 182. Niceville wrestler Tanner Aull placed second in the 152 weight class Jan. 11-12 at the Flagler High School tournament in Palm Coast. Taylor Bartleson placed third in the 160 weight class at the tournament. The team also placed second in the Timberwolf Duals IV tournament Jan. 5 at Chiles High School, Tallahassee. CHURCH DIRECTORY Weddings, Engagements, or Special Anniversaries?We would like to let everyone in your hometown know about! Just write up a little article and enclose a photo if possible and bring it by or mail it to: Beacon Newspapers. 1181 E. John Sims Pky., Niceville, FL 32578Page B-2 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 BWB student is free throw championKameron Losey, a seventh grade Destin Middle School who lives in Bluewater Bay, placed first in the 12-year-old division of the Knights of Columbus Council 11893 basketball free throw championship Jan. 18 at Destin Methodist Church. Joe Michetti of Niceville was elected as treasurer of he Okaloosa County Master Gardner Executive Board for 2013. *** John Bauer of Valparaiso was elected as president of the Okaloosa County Master Gardener Executive Board for 2013. *** Stephen Francis Farrell of Niceville was named to the Baylor University deans academic honor list for the 2012 fall semester. The student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.7 to qualify. *** Joshua J. Schultz of Bluewater Bay was selected for membership in the National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, based on academic accomplishments and leadership potential. He is a senior at Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala., majoring in prehealth on academic and tennis scholarships. *** Matthew Avery was elected chairman of the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2013. Avery is the vice president of engineering for CHELCO, a member of the Niceville United Methodist Church and serves on the Staff Parish Relations Committee, All Sports Association member and was an honorary commander with the 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron, 53rd Wing. Avery lives in Bluewater Bay with his wife, Jamie, and their two children, Deacon and Miller. *** David Jefferson of Niceville was elected to the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2013. He is the vice president of operations at Simple HR. Whos News John Bauer Matthew Avery David Jefferson Joe Michetti Photo by Nancy BlackRocky student wrestles a winDylan DeMarraa, left, a Rocky Bayou Christian School wrestler, beat his opponent from Wewahitchka High School at the Andrews Institute Invitational Jan. 18. RBCS wrestlers Maverick Reddick, Joel Miller, Robert Black, Doug Black, and Matt Pippi also beat their opponents. Back from deployment, Eglin CMSgt surprises son at schoolAir Force Chief Master Sgt. Robert Daniels landed at Eglin Air Force Base Jan. 24 after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan to surprise his son, DeAndre PhillipsDaniels, at Okaloosa STEMM Academy, Valparaiso. From left: DeAndre, Robert, wife Adrienne and new baby couldn t wait to celebrate as a family. Beacon photo by Anna Kavanaugh IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday, February 3, 2013 HEALING SERVICE AT 11:01 A.M.Praise and worship, healing prayers with laying on of hands and anointing, and Holy Communion. (One service only)Nursery & Sunday School provided Everyone is welcomeImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org Pointing The Way To Jesus 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 St. Paul Lutheran & PreschoolSunday Services 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Nursery Provided. Gods work. Our hands.1407 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-1298 www.stpaulniceville.com First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm

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Fireworks fundraiser The Twin Cities Fireworks Committee is raising funds for the Boggy Bayou Fireworks by selling Boston Butts until Feb. 1, at the Niceville Library. The cost is $25 each or three for $65. Tickets can be purchased at the library and the Butts can be picked up at the Niceville Community Center Feb. 1. 4-7 p.m., and Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The original Doris BBA Sauce will also be available for purchase at time of pick up. Donate blood Northwest Florida Blood Services will host a blood drive Jan. 30, 3-8:30 p.m., Niceville United Methodist Church, 214 South Partin Drive. Snacks and drinks will be provided to donators as well as a free t-shirt. Contact Lynda Krupka with questions, 862-4216 or Lynda.Krupka@oneblood.org. Legislative hearing Members of the Okaloosa County state legislative delegation will hold a public hearing Jan. 30, 5-6:30 p.m., at Niceville City Hall, 208 N. Partin Drive. Public comments will be heard on proposals for the 2013 regular session of the Florida Legislature. Gun safety course Northwest Florida State Colleges Criminal Justice Department will hold a two-day public Firearms Safety and Concealed Carry course Jan. 30, 6-10 p.m., and Feb. 1, 8 a.m.-noon, at the college. The first session will be in the classroom and second session will take place on the gun range. The cost is $156 and includes the use of college firearms. Personal firearms are not permitted in the class or on campus. Customized class times are available for groups. Successful completion of the course satisfies state requirements for a firearms safety course and may be used as part of an individuals application for a concealed carry permit. Contact Sean Lynch at 729-6088 or lynch1@nwfsc.edu to register. Hair the musical The Tony Award winning musical production Hair will take place Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., at Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The musical is about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time that has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. The show is for mature audiences and parental discretion is advised. Tickets are $45 each, with a group discount of $5 off per ticket for 10 or more people. Group sales are by phone or in-person only. To purchase tickets contact the box-office at 7296000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. Adventure Club bike ride The Adventure Club will host a bike ride Jan. 31, 3 p.m., in the Bluewater Bay Resort subdivision, Niceville. Meet at the parking area of the golf course clubhouse. Dinner will be at a nearby restaurant after the ride. Contact Jim and Maria at 897-6756. Document shredding The Niceville Friends will host a free public document shredding event Jan. 31, 8-10 a.m., in the back parking lot of the Niceville Public Library. Staples, rubber bands, folders, paper clips, etc. dont need to be removed before shredding. Contact the library at 279-4863, ex. 1504 or ncvlibrary@okaloosa.lib.fl.us. All County Band concert The Okaloosa All County Middle School Band concert will take place Feb. 1, 7 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. Band students chosen from Lewis School and Ruckel Middle School will perform. Museum education program The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will host Home School Fridays and Hands on History Saturdays education program Feb. 1 and 2, 10 a.m.-noon, on A School for Many Ages, at the museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The program is for grades K-6 and for home school families on Friday and for families of the general public on Saturday. The cost is $7 per child, or $5 for museum family members. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact 678-2615. Beach mouse presentation Patrick Hartsfield, from Grayton State Park, will speak on the importance of the Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse and the Dune Ecosystem as a first line of defense from storms Feb. 2, 11 a.m., at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, 4956 State Highway 20 E., Freeport. Learn about the endangered mouse and how biologists conduct live trapping and tube monitoring for research. The centers hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and admission for adults is $5, $2 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under 6. Contact 8351824. Fundraiser for Bailey The North Light Marina will host a fundraiser to benefit Bailey Coates, a 3-month-old baby girl from a military family who suffered a perinatal stroke, Feb. 2, noon-3 p.m., at Dockside Oyster Bar and Cafe, Niceville. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. There will be a Cajun buffet, DJ, bounce houses and raffle prizes. The proceeds will go to Baileys fund to help pay for medical bills. Church indoor yard sale Rosemont Baptist Church will hold an indoor yard sale Feb. 2, 7 a.m., at the church, 1601 27th St., Niceville. Clothes, dishes and more will be available for sale. Stitch in Public The Sand Dunes Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America will host Stitch in Public Feb. 2, 10 a.m.4 p.m., at Destin Books-a-Million. The hand embroidery group will celebrate February as the National Embroidery month. Contact 4963466. In the Mood Enjoy the sounds of In the Mood, a concert featuring music from the 1940s swing era, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. The show features singing and dancing with the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. 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. To purchase tickets contact the boxoffice at 729-6000 or www.mattiekellyartscenter.org. Edge Elementary book fair Families, faculty, and the community are invited to attend the Edge Elementary Scholastic book fair Feb. 11-15, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at the school, 300 Highway 85 North Niceville. Funds raised will help purchase books for the media center, classroom libraries, along with other supplies needed for students. Books can also be purchased online at www.okaloosaschools.com/edge Feb. 3-23. All on-line purchases will be sent to the students at school with free shipping. Learn Spanish The Valparaiso Community Library is offering a new Spanish class Feb. 4, 1:30 p.m., at the library. Carmen Cameron will teach the class every Monday and Wednesday for free. To register contact the library at 729-5406. Mac Users Group meeting Come to the Mac Users Group monthly meeting Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m., at the Student Services Building, Room 132, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Ray Muston will present Why I Love my iPad: Essential Lessons about System Setups and Favorite Apps. Attendees can share information and/or ask questions about their computer, iPhone or iPad. Contact Jean Dutton at 862-3327 or jeancdutton@mac.com. Tibetan art exhibit The Tibetan Lamas of Drepung Loseling Monastery will create a sand mandala Feb. 5-9, in the McIlroy Gallery, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Millions of grains of sand are laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days to form the image. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The opening ceremony is Feb. 5, noon, the gallery reception is Feb. 8, 6 p.m., and the closing ceremony is Feb. 9, 2 p.m. The gallery hours will be Feb. 6-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Music study series The Unitarian Churchs free, public, classical music study series, Better Listening, will begin Feb. 5, 7-9 p.m., at the Unitarian Church Fellowship Hall, 1295 Bayshore Drive, Valparaiso. Dr. David Ott, internationally recognized composer and conductor, will present An Evening in Vienna, to include CD samples from Mozart and Beethoven. Other returning professional speakers for the weekly series include NFSO Director Jeffrey Rink, Dr. Jeremy Ribando and retired humanities professor Dr. Robert Larson. The programs will be held Tuesdays until March 26. Contact Lou Johnson at musicstudy@uufec.com. Basket weaving class The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will offer a twopart pine needle basket weaving class Feb. 5 and 12, 5-7 p.m., at 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The class is $55 or $50 for museum members. Space is limited. To register contact 678-2615. Republican Women meeting The Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated will meet Feb. 6, 11:30 a.m. socializing and noon lunch, at the Compass Rose Restaurant, Valparaiso. Cristie Kedroski, vice president for college advancement at Northwest Florida State College, will provide news, updates and information regarding the college and its foundation. As part of the clubs Americanism project, attendees are asked to bring empty ink cartridges that will be sent in to a recycling partner for cash, and donated to the USO. To register contact Donna Pattison at 651-5416 or donnapattison@cox.net by noon, Feb. 1. Lunch is $18 or $16 for members. 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax 1-888-520-9323 info@baybeacon.comTh e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistAnna KavanaughEditorial AssistantKaron DeyBookkeeper Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistThe Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentAdvertising DirectorWednesday, January 30, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON VALENTINE MASSAGE1813 John Sims Pkwy. Niceville, FL (Behind Carriage Hills Realty)Call: 974-0941Lic# MA50917, Lic#MM29329 Valentine Gift Certificatesinclude complimentary Scented Bath Salts & ChocolatesOn sale now through the month of Februaryw w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w wM MSusanne NortonLicensed massage therapist(formerly with Cool Stylz Studio) 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15CALENDAR In the Mood swings into Niceville SaturdaySee In the Mood, a concert featuring music from the 1940 s swing era, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, 100 College Blvd., Niceville. Tickers are $35 each. 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Students are willing to learn aviation through geography, social studies, measurements and science because they want to fly the planes, Soria said. Students can pick their plane, destination, time of day and season to fly in. They will be able to locate where they are when flying and listen to a live pilot radio and learn how pilots communicate. Student Cody Seward couldnt wait to get his plane off the ground. This is so cool, Cody said, as Soria informs him hes about to run out of gas. I could try and explain it to you, or you can just try it, Soria said of learning STEMM skills. Doing hands on experiments is how STEMM students learn and retain knowledge. By the end of the semester students will not only know how to fly the planes, but will understand why they fly. The lab was funded completely by Boeing, one of the academys sponsors. Most high schools and colleges dont posses labs like these because of the expense, Soria said. The parts for the lab were bought piece by piece over the years and stored in a hangar at the Air Force Armament Museum in Shalimar, one of the academys partners. Once the academy was built, Boeing helped put together the lab. Boeing also donated an additional $8,000 to purchase last-minute lab items. The lab is a magnificent example of corporate and educational partnership to aggressively advance teacher and STEM education and training, Soria said. STEMMFrom page B-1 Okaloosa STEMM Academy students conduct an experiment in class using rulers. CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE!1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental Available* Storage Supplies/BoxesCall for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. 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The Geek Lights on the Corner presented a $1,919 check to Destin Harvest, an organization that collects fresh, unused foods from restaurants, hotels, country clubs and grocery stores and delivers them to food pantries in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Werner said the funds represent the sum total of donations collected during the Geek Lights on the Corner Christmas lights and music show, Nov. 26-Jan. 1, at the corner of Bluewater Boulevard and Antiqua Way, Niceville. Each year Werner and his wife, Wendy, pick a charity to donate funds to, instead of charging a fee to see the show. Spectators could leave donations in a box located by the Christmas light show. 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Palm Blvd., Niceville 850-863-2153Fort Walton Destin NicevilleComprehensive Orthopaedic Care General Orthopaedics Total Joint Revision Sports Medicine General Podiatry Arthritis Prevention & Care Bone Density Scanning Complete Spine Care Total Joint Reconstruction Minimal Invasive Surgery Foot & Ankle Surgery Full Body MRI Physical TherapyWilliam R. Marshall, MDOrthopaedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Joint ReplacementAll major insurance accepted, including TricareEight Board Certified Physicians Republicans collect $100 for USOThe Republican Women of Okaloosa Federated presented a $100 check to the USO, located at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport. The funds came from a year-long project of collecting recycling printer cartridges. From left: USO volunteer Jim Rabourn, USO center manager Diane Freeman, RWOF members Anna Peele and Partricia Perri. Biophilia Center receives $115,000The St. Joe Community Foundation presented a $115,000 check Jan. 24 to the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center, Freeport, for its recycling program, which educated more than 6,500 students and 4,000 visitors in 2012. From left: M.C. Davis, Stella Davis, the center s director Christy Scally, Janet Greeno and Jorge Gonzalez.south India after being forced into exile from the Chinese. Twenty monks take time off from their life-long devotion to contemplation and study to participate in tours all over the country for 10 months. Its considered an honor to be selected. The monks will share their cultural traditions during the exhibit, hoping to make a small contribution toward world peace and toward greater awareness of the Tibetan situation. At the end of the tour the monks will return to India to continue their vocation. The original Drepung Monastery was established near Lhasa, Tibet, in 1416 by Chojey Tashi Palden. It had four departments, which housed 10-15,000 monks. Shortly after the Chinese communist invasion of Tibet in 1959, Drepung Loseling was closed. Most of its monks were either killed or put in concentration camps. In 1969, 250 of the monks escaped and re-established the monastery in refugee camps in Karnataka State, India. They continue their traditional training program there and now more than 2,500 monks live in the monastery. During the relocation it was hard times, Phelgey said. Things are improving now in India. Phelgey added that about 70 percent of the monks in India are from Tibet, with the rest from surrounding areas. In 1991 the Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc., was formed in Atlanta, affiliated with Emory University, with the objective of promoting trans-cultural understanding and scholarly exchange. The affiliation was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama May 12, 1998. Phelgey has been back a few times to the monastery in India, but his business is here right now, but things can always change, he said. The monks will begin with an opening ceremony Feb. 5 at noon, that involves chanting and an outline of the mandala on a wooden platform. The public can view the monks work on the painting from Feb. 6-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., with a closing ceremony at 2 p.m. There will also be a public reception Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m. Its customary during the closing ceremony for the monks to put half the sand into an urn and carry the other half to a nearby body of water and release it as a healing blessing to the waters of Turkey Creek in Niceville. TIBETANFrom page B-1Geek Lights gives $1,919 to food bank Chris Leavenworth, executive director of Destin Harvest received a $1,919 check from Jeff Werner, who collected donations during his Geek Lights on the Corner Christmas light and music show from Nov. 26-Jan. 1.Page B-4 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Garden club donates tree for Arbor DayThe Bluewater Bay Garden Club donated and planted a bottle brush tree at Bluewater Bay Elementary School in honor of Arbor Day with kindergarteners, teachers and club members. 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) EYEWEAR UNLIMITEDIN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience 678-0099 678-6211All doctors prescriptions filled Welds & Repairs Bi-Focals Tri-Focals Progressives Sunglasses Varilux Hoya Shamir Zeiss ONE HOUR SERVICE ON ALL IN-STOCK LENSES Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D.Board Certified Optometrist Call today!(850) 678-8876Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18 gentle touchWe want you to experience a lifetime of good eye health. 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