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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: 04-03-2013
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Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A member of the Florida House of Representatives has already launched his campaign for the District 1 state senate seat currently held by Don Gaetz, saying Gaetz might leave office before his term ends in 2016. Gaetz, a Niceville Republican, said he doesn't plan to leave office prematurely. Jimmy Patronis, a Panama City Republican from District 6, said his senate campaign is geared towards running for the District 1 senate seat, currently held by Gaetz, who is also serving as Senate President. Because of Florida term limits, Gaetz, who was first elected to the senate 2006, cannot run for re-election when his current four-year term ends in November 2016. Patronis said the possibility of Gaetz stepping down early, perhaps to pursue higher political office, was one reason he has begun campaigning now. "I haven't spoken to the senator personally on this, but he might for some reason decide to leave office before his term is over," Patronis said. "In two years he'll go from being Senate President to being in a position of much less authority," he said, referring to the fact that Gaetz's Senate term will last two more years after his tenure as the body's president ends next year. Patronis stated Gaetz may be a candidate for appointment lieutenant governor, a seat that became vacant upon the March 12 resignation of Republican Jennifer Carroll amid questions about her financial dealings. Gov. Rick Scott said he would not appoint a new lieutenant governor until the current legislative session ends late this month. Gaetz said last week that he has no intention of leaving his senate seat before his term ends in 2016. "I intend to fulfill my responsibilities," Gaetz said. "I was elected to a four-year term, and I will serve every day of that term." Gaetz also said he has no desire to be lieutenant governor, and declared that Patronis is getting "ahead of himself" if he expects the senator to leave office early. "Rep. Patronis is the only politician in the state running for By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A Niceville man allegedly presented a one-sided case as to the legitimacy of his cash. Edward Eugene Harrison tried to buy coffee from two Niceville stores with a fake $100 bill that was printed on copier paper and was blank on one side, according to Niceville police, who issued the following report: Harrison, 51, of 102 Jones Ave. B, was arrested March 23 on two felony counts of fraud by passing a counterfeit note. Harrison allegedly attempted to buy coffee with a counterfeit $100 bill at the Dollar Tree in the Palm Plaza, Niceville By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso City Commissions second meeting on potential changes to the city charter, held Monday, produced no more agreement than a previous session on the same subject. Another such workshop meeting will be held on April 22 at 6 p.m. The commission does not have the authority to change the citys form of government on its own. The most the city commission can do, if commissioners eventually vote to do so, is to place a proposed change to the charter on the ballot for a referendum by Valparaiso voters. During Monday nights discussion, Mayor John B. Arnold and Commissioner Kay Hamilton supported a change in the form of city government, while commissioners Hayward Strong and Joe Morgan preferred to leave the form of government T T h h e e B B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, April 3, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Please see VALP., page A-2 Please see FAKE, page A-3 Police BlotterPage A-4Debate on Valp. charter Thurs., 3-5 p.m. Emerald Coast Professionals will be honing their skills and making connections during a new networking group at the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. Visit emeraldcoastprofessionals.com for details, Niceville. Sat., 11 a.m.-5p.m. Safe Haven Horse Rescue will host a celebration that includes live country music by Ed Tanza, arts and crafts vendors and an auction at 1 p.m. Horses available to adopt, Laurel Hill. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Scout-O-Rama will have plenty of free games, demonstrations and crafts at Uptown Station Inflatable entertainment can be enjoyed with purchase of an armband $8 at the door, $25 for families, Fort Walton Beach. Sat., 6 p.m. Choctaw Bay Music Club members perform on two new Yamaha grand pianos as it presents its 22nd annual duo piano concert at Tyler Recital Hall, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Calendar, B-4 COMINGUP Hop to it Lawmaker eyes Gaetz seat The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserBlew by youLandscaper Justin Kelley cleans the remnants of winter from the Niceville First United Methodist Church parking lot March 27 in preparation of the church's Holy Week services. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Niceville launched a pilot program Monday to determine the effectiveness of 96-gallon recycling carts, using two neighborhoods as guinea pigs. City officials and garbagecompany executives hope the three-month program will encourage residents to recycle more waste. If that proves to be the case, the program could be expanded citywide. Waste Management Inc. delivered the wheeled, yellowlidded carts Friday to homes on Kildare Circle, a 50-home Please see GAETZ, page A-3 This piece of copy paper allegedly presented as legal tender in two stores was blank on the reverse, a fact not lost on the cashiers who refused to accept it. A Niceville man was charged with passing a counterfeit. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Waste Management employees distribute 96-gallon recycling carts to houses on Black Bear Circle, Niceville, March 29. The carts will be used as part of a 90-day program which began Monday to determine whether the larger carts lead to an increase in recycling. Don Gaetz Jimmy PatronisBig recycling cans are set out in test Please see CANS, page A-5Beacon photo by Mike Griffith It was a cavalcade of cuteness Saturday morning at Valparaiso s Lincoln Park and at Niceville s softball complex, as each city held its annual Easter egg dash. Children in various age groups waited eagerly for the starting signal, before dashing out across su nlit grassy fields to gather up as many plastic Easter eggs, small toys, and pieces of candy as they could. Some 3,500 eggs were u sed in the Valparaiso event, pictured. Man tries to buy coffee with fake $100

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as it is. Commissioner Diane Kelley was absent. Valparaiso currently has a city commission form of government, in which each of the citys five city commissioners is responsible for executive oversight of one or more city departments, including the power to hire and fire all but department heads, as well as for legislative functions such as enacting city ordinances. The mayor serves as chairman of the city commission, as well as a voting commission member. He also appoints himself and fellow commissioners to head the operating departments. Among Valparaisos current commissioners, department supervision is allocated as follows: Mayor Arnold: police, finance, publicity, personnel, and assorted miscellaneous functions. Commissioner Strong: utilities, and cable TV, Internet, and communication system. Commissioner Morgan: street maintenance and fire protection. Commissioner Kelley: public library and parks. Commissioner Hamilton: garbage and sanitation, and city cemetery. Valparaiso also employs Carl Scott as city administrator. Scotts functions include code enforcement, writing grant applications to state and federal agencies, and oversight of some of the citys administrative functions. He does not, however, directly supervise any city departments. Mondays workshop began with a slide presentation by Commissioner Hamilton, who said the slides had been prepared by Commissioner Kelley, who had asked her to present them, since Kelley was unable to attend. Hamilton said that she, like Kelley, supports the concept of potentially changing the citys charter to create a different form of municipal government than the commission form that Valparaiso has now. The slides prepared by Kelley and presented by Hamilton included outlines of alternative forms of city government, along with key characteristics of each. These are: Council-Weak Mayor In this form of municipal government, an elected city council has collective oversight over city administration, including appointment and dismissal of municipal employees and appointments to boards and commissions. The council also decides on policies and creates ordinances. Hamilton said that according to surveys by the International City Council Management Association, the prevalence of this form of government among U.S. cities grew from 48 percent usage in 1996 to 55 percent by 2006. Council-Strong Mayor In this form of government, said Hamilton, the mayor is elected separately from the council, and is often full-time and paid, with significant administrative and budgetary authority. The mayor may also have veto power over Council legislation. The mayor has executive power to carry out policies, while the council decides policy, but has no administrative power. The council is elected and maintains legislative powers only. The mayor prepares the budget, makes appointments, and manages daily operations. According to Hamiltons briefing, this form of government occurs in about 34 percent of U.S. cities. It is found mostly in older, larger cities such as New York, or in very small cities, and is most popular in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Commission This is the current form of municipal government in Valparaiso. This form is the oldest form in the U.S., but exists today in less than 1 percent of American cities. It is found only in cities with populations below 100,000. Council-Manager In this form of municipal government, the Mayor acts as the ceremonial head of government at public functions, and also presides over city council meetings. The mayor has little if any role in day-to-day municipal administration. His role is sometimes filled by election, and sometimes by council appointment. The elected council decides on policies and creates city ordinances. A city manager is appointed by a majority vote of the Council for an indefinite term and is removable by a council majority vote. The manager is responsible for municipal administration, supervises and coordinates departments, makes recommendations to the council, and prepares draft budgets for its consideration. Niceville has a council-manager form of government. Following Hamiltons briefing, Commissioner Morgan presented some slides of his own, illustrating his opposing viewpoint. Morgan agreed with Hamilton that the different forms of city government are now less distinct than they once were. He went on to say, however, that Valparaiso has in fact mixed its current form of government, but has done so through its current city charter and form of city staffing. In Valparaiso, Morgan said, each department now has a paid director or department head, who has been given dayto-day authority to execute the duties of their department, and in some cases directors have assistant directors, both paid and volunteer, who further carry out executive duties. Morgan said that Valparaiso has also hired a full-time city administrator, who by appointment and designation of the city commission can and often does carry out further executive duties as directed by the commissioners. Under the current city charter, said Morgan, This provides any mix we want. Morgan said that the current commission form of government in Valparaiso has several advantages. Among these, he said, are: The commission form is very democraticvoters elect their representatives, who carry out the functions they are asked to provide. This, Morgan said, results in responsive, responsible government that promotes citizen involvement and volunteerism as well as providing a small-town, friendly feel to the city in which, as Morgan put it, Citizens know whose belly button to push to get action on general or specific issues. Morgan said that by having elected city commissioners who are volunteers, are paid only $1 a year, and who exercise executive authority over various city departments, the city saves money that would otherwise be spent to hire a professional fulltime city executive. It also allows the city government to retain the flexibility to both give away and retain specific authorities, which once given away by charter could not be easily taken back. During the discussion that followed the slide presentations, Hamilton said that Valparaiso is fortunate to have, thus far, a successful commission government. She added, however, that a key reason for the citys success so far has been the presence of strong, long-term incumbents as mayor and city commissioners, with extensive knowledge of the workings of city departments. Hamilton said that now, however, one long-time commissioner; Thomas G. Miller, has already retired from the commission, while Commissioner Strong and Mayor Arnold, also long-time members of the city government, have said that they might not run for reelection next year. Hamilton said it will be difficult to find successors for them who have an equal degree of experience, knowledge and willingness to work full time on city business for only a dollar a year. With Valparaiso now facing such a loss of corporate history, she said, it is necessary for the city to hire a full-time executive manager. As a new commissioner, she said, I cant be involved in day-to-day activities. I dont have the corporate knowledge or experience. Within weeks of my election, said Hamilton, I had to vote on the city budget for the first time. I studied as thoroughly as I could, but I felt totally incompetent and uninformed. Having a professional city manager to rely upon for briefings and other guidance, she said, would help commissioners, especially new commissioners, gain a quicker and better understanding of the issues they are expected to vote on, and the decisions they are expected to make. Hamilton also suggested that the commission form of government tends to give individual commissioners too much power over their respective city departments. This, she said, could in the future encourage the formation of an old boy network in city government or tempt commissioners toward corruption. Commissioner Strong supported keeping the current form of city government. Since I came into city government in 1970, he said, weve evolved into something that meets the needs of the city. Strong noted that the city has managed to change with the times, while operating within its current charter. Strong also disputed Hamiltons claim that new commissioners have difficulty understanding the inner workings of city departments, especially those outside their own purview. After three months scrubbing the budget, said Strong, everyone on this commission knows whats going on. Morgan agreed with Strong. Im new, he said, but I did it. I was elected because people knew I had management experience. Since being elected, he said, Ive gained an intimate knowledge of how the city works. Mayor Arnold, who has advocated a change in the form of city government during previous workshops and meetings, said during Mondays meeting that it is important to remember that nonvoting workshops are not intended to produce decisions. We are simply exploring our options, he said. Arnold suggested that the city commission continue its discussion of potential forms of city government during another workshop to be held on April 22. We dont need to, objected Morgan. Show me the benefit of change. Were going in circles. Despite Morgans objection, Arnold, on his own authority, scheduled another workshop for April 22 on potential changes to the city charter. 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March 22.A cashier noticed the note was fake and refused to accept it. Harrison snatched the note from the cashier's hand and left the store. On March 23, Harrison again attempted to use a fake $100 bill to buy coffee, this time at the Food Depot supermarket, in the same shopping center. Again a cashier refused to take the note. The cashier notified her manager, who followed Harrison out of the store and into the Dollar Tree as police were called. Niceville police reported that the bill Harrison tried to use is smaller than a real $100 bill, is blank on one side and was copied onto standard printing paper. Niceville police believe the same bill was used in both instances because both cashiers saw a distinctive rip in the bill's lower left corner. Harrison was booked at the Okaloosa County Jail March 23 on a $3,500 bond, and was released March 25. He faces a court appearance April 25. a job that doesn't start until 2016," Gaetz said. Patronis cannot run for reelection to the House in 2014, due to term limits. Last year, Gaetz became one of the senators benefited by a term-limit "lottery" which assigned term lengths to newly districted areas. All 40 senate seats were up for reelection in 2012, as they are in every redistricting year. In the lottery, the districts were given either a two-or four-year designation for the next term. Senators, such as Gaetz, who had already served six years, gained the opportunity to serve a total of 10 years if their district received a four-year designation. Normally senators must step down after no more than eight years. GAETZFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Page A-3 cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in NicevilleLEE MULLIS, MD Over 25 Years Experience National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDThe Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office 15 Years Experience A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: CATARACTS DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville (850)678-5338930 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview (850) 682-5338 GLAUCOMA RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted-In memory ofLow rates are just around the corner. Convenient local office Money-saving discounts Low down payments Monthly payment plans 24-hour service and claims Coverage available by phone Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. Motorcycle coverage is underwritten by GEICO Indemnity Company. Homeowners, renters and boat coverages are written through non-af liated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. GEICO Gecko image 1999-2013. 2013 GEICO850-863-4187 Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Acme Roofing workers patch the roof of Niceville High School March 25. Company spokesman Ken Reynolds said the work was commissioned after water leaked into a classroom. The three-day job was conducted under an Acme contract with the school. Patchwork Jewelry RepairTuesFri 10ampm Sat 10ampmSTORE HOURSNEW }Custom DesignMike TarbuckJeweler ~ Owner D i a m o n d W o r k s i n c www.DiamondWorksJewelry.com 850-244-5252 | Park Place Plaza | 323 Page Bacon Rd. Mary Esther Just what I wanted... FAKEFrom page A-1 Edward E. Harrison 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080Fax 1-888-520-9323 email: info@baybeacon.comTh e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressThe 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 mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s Newspaper The reverse of a counterfeit $100 bill that resulted in a Niceville man's arrest.

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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: Joseph M. Gainey Wanted for: VOP-Grand Theft Height: 5-feet, 10-inches Weight: 170 Age: 24 Date of birth: 01-29-1989 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Name: Apolonio Silva-Ramon Wanted for: VOP-Battery & 2 Counts of Criminal Mischief Height: 5-feet, 7-inches Weight: 150 Age: 33 Date of birth: 04-10-1979 Hair: Black Name: Aaron Bruce Corley Wanted for: FTA-Poss. of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription FTA-Dealing in Stolen Property Height: 6-feet, 0-inches Weight: 180 Age: 29 Date of birth: 11-19-1983 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown ArrestsTravis Michael Paul, a laborer, 36, of 304 Reeves St. Lot F-11, Niceville, was jailed March 25 on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon and violation of probation/parole. A Niceville police officer responded to the corner of Park Avenue and 4th Street, Niceville, in reference to a suspicious-person call. Niceville officers approached a group of people in the area and asked why they were standing in the corner of the intersection. The people said they were looking for a spot to go fishing, but officers didn't see any fishing gear. An officer again asked what the people were doing at the corner, and Paul said he had just moved to the area and the people were looking for a place to hang out. The officer asked Paul if he "had anything on him," and Paul began to move away, keeping his back from the officer. The officer again asked if had anything on him, and Paul pulled out a Gerber multi-tool, a multiple-function tool which holds sharp blades. He also pulled out a black magazine containing .45-caliber rounds from his pocket. The officer asked Paul if he had a gun on him. When Paul hesitated, the officer drew his service pistol. Paul then said "the gun is tucked in my back." The officer ordered Paul to the ground, and when he did not comply, two officers tackled him. Police yanked an unloaded .45caliber Glock 21 semiautomatic pistol from Paul's pants near the small of his back. Paul was found to be a convicted felon out of New York and on parole. Paul stated he found the gun in a lake. On Monday, Paul was being held at the Okaloosa County Jail with no listed bond amount for the stated charges. His required court appearance is May 14. *** William Charles Covey, a landscaper, 27, of 419 Edge Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police March 22 on charges of fraud by illegal use of credit card and grand theft. Between Jan. 13 and March 5, Covey allegedly used someone's Coastal Bank and Trust ATM card without their knowledge or permission to make seven withdrawals from ATMs for a total of $382.50. Covey's r equired court appearance is April 23. *** John Steven Smith, a brick mason, 29, of 52 Pine St., Niceville, was arrested by Valparaiso police March 24 on a charge of driving while license suspended or revoked habitual offender. Smith's required court appearance is May 14. *** Thomas Daniel Mix, a day laborer, 55, of 46 9th Ave, Lot 3, Shalimar, was arrested by Valparaiso police March 21 on charges of fraud illegal use of credit card and theft from persons aged 65 years or older. Mix allegedly took an 85-yearold's credit card and used it at different locations, making 83 transactions for a total of $8,135.01 from Nov. 8 to Feb. 4. Police reported the credit company will not reimburse the victim. Mix was observed using the card on video surveillance. Mix's required court appearance is April 23. *** Scott Eugene Anderson, a caretaker, 50, of 1526 25th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 25 on a charge of battery second or subsequent offense. Anderson allegedly grabbed someone on the arm and neck, causing small, puncture-like wounds with a small amount of bleeding on the victim's neck, and a scrape on the victim's arm. Anderson's required court appearance is May 14. *** Stephen Lun Henry, a landscaper, 35, of 222 Owen St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 24 on charges of expired motor vehicle registration, and driving while license suspended third or subsequent offense. He was also cited for operating a motorcycle without a license. Henry's required court appearance is April 9. DUI arrestsMatthew Blase Ricchio, a tree cutter, 34, of 305 Kelly Road, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at 1257 Airport Road, Destin, March 21 at 3:47 a.m. Ricchio's required court appearance is April 9. TheftsA Niceville resident of the 200 block of Madison Avenue reported March 23 someone stole a blue Yamaha dirt bike from his residence. He reported someone used wire cutters to cut the cable securing the bike. *** A Niceville resident reported March 20 someone stole a bicycle from a residence on the 600 block of Crestview Avenue. 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Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from March 25, 2013 through March 31, 2013. 0 Structure Fire20 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire 0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn1 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Rum Still Circle.....................................Medical...........................3/25/13..................07:58 Royal Palm Drive.................................Medical...........................3/25/13..................12:21 Reeves St.............................................Medical...........................3/26/13..................05:04 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical...........................3/26/13..................08:54 SR 85....................................................Vehicle crash..................3/27/13..................08:48 S. Cedar Ave........................................Medical...........................3/27/13..................12:26 Vincent Cir............................................Medical...........................3/27/13..................12:27 Marquette St.........................................Medical...........................3/27/13..................20:14 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical...........................3/28/13..................08:03 SR 85....................................................Vehicle crash..................3/28/13..................08:50 Sterling River Way...............................Medical...........................3/28/13..................15:57 Lincolnshire Dr.....................................Medical...........................3/28/13..................20:22 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical...........................3/28/13..................20:24 N. Partin Dr...........................................Alarm activation.............3/29/13..................07:02 Coldwater Creek Cir............................Medical...........................3/29/13..................11:57 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical...........................3/29/13..................13:46 26th Street............................................Medical...........................3/29/13..................22:46 Niceville Ave.........................................Medical...........................3/29/13..................23:45 Bahia Vista Dr......................................Medical...........................3/30/13..................04:11 Kelly Road............................................Outside trash fire............3/30/13..................04:24 Cedar Ave.............................................Medical...........................3/30/13..................11:29 SR 85....................................................Vehicle crash..................3/30/13..................14:20 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical...........................3/31/13..................09:07 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical...........................3/31/13..................14:49 Evans Street.........................................Medical...........................3/31/13..................16:03 Weekly Safety Tip: Test smoke detectors every month, following the manufacturer s directions, and replace batteries twice a year when you change your clocks or whenever a detector chirps to signal a low battery. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from March 25, 2013 through March 31, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Olde Post Rd..............................No incident found.................3/25/13.....................01:00 Pine Street..................................Medical..................................3/25/13.....................05:33 White Point Rd............................Medical..................................3/25/13.....................10:11 Rosewood Way..........................Dispatched & cancelled.......3/25/13.....................15:43 Commercial Dr............................False alarm...........................3/25/13.....................17:05 E. Rosewood Way......................Public service assist.............3/26/13.....................03:34 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................3/26/13.....................14:10 Parkside Cir.................................Public assist..........................3/26/13.....................14:59 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................3/26/13.....................23:39 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................3/27/13.....................08:04 S. Cedar Ave...............................Dispatched & cancelled.......3/27/13.....................12:27 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................3/27/13.....................13:12 Ida Coon Cir................................Medical..................................3/28/13.....................11:52 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical assist.......................3/29/13.....................15:43 Hwy. 20 East...............................Dispatched & cancelled.......3/29/13.....................17:44 Parkside Cir.................................Medical..................................3/30/13.....................17:08 N. 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street in the Rocky Bayou Country Club area. The company, which has an exclusive contract to pick up garbage and recyclables in Niceville, also delivered such carts to 40 homes on Black Bear Circle, the only street in the new Swift Creek Preserve development, west of North Partin Drive. As elsewhere in Niceville, the test neighborhoods receive garbage pickup service twice a week and recycling pickup once a week. The schedule for the pilot program will remain the same. The only aspect that has changed is the switch from the familiar blue 18-gallon recycling bin to the 96gallon cart, which is the same size as a convential garbage cart. Waste Management has recorded the "set-out" rates of garbage and recycling for the test neighborhoods in the past month. After 90 days, the company will compare the amount of materials recycled before and during the program. This information, along with the results of a survey of participants, will be provided to the city council for consideration of a decision whether to expand the program to other neighborhoods. One possible drawback is that homeowners have to find room for the new carts, in effect doubling the space they must dedicate to waste storage. The 96-gallon recycling carts, which, excepting the yellow lid, look like current green plastic Waste Management garbage carts, have instructions on what can be recycled printed on their lids. Waste Management spokeswoman Domenica Farmer said the program's purpose is to increase the amount of recyclables set out for pickup, with a corresponding decline in sanitary-landfill usage for disposal of garbage. She said the program has worked well in other counties served by the company. According to Farmer, 80 percent of the items Waste Management customers throw away are actually recyclable. Farmer said the 96-gallon carts could be picked up by a truck's automated arm if the program is eventually implemented, but in the pilot program it will be picked up using a rear-loading truck with tippers. The recycling and garbage will be picked up by separate trucks, though could possibly be picked up on the same day, Farmer said. Pat Whitaker, a route manager for Waste Management, said he believes participants in the pilot program will respond positively to the new bins because of the extra space for recyclables they provide, along with the convenience of wheeling the cart instead of carrying a bin to the street. Waste Management will present results of the test to the Niceville City Council, which will decide whether to specify the larger cans for all city garbage customers. City Clerk Dan Doucet said the new carts will cost around $50 each, and if the program is adopted citywide, the cost to Waste Management for Niceville's 5,000 customers would be around $250,000. It was not immediately clear whether the company would bear the cost, or whether customer fees would rise. CANSFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, April 3, 2013 Page A-5 Northwest FloridaState College An Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Institutionwww.nwfsc.eduInfo: 729-6084Day Student Services Center, Rooms 132-133, Niceville Campus Vo Vo l u V D ay ay u n t e t y e e r y Student Services Center, Rooms 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1 dsruhT y ville Campus Nice ev Student Services Center, Rooms 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. rp A y y, ad ville Campus 3, 32-13 Student Services Center, Rooms 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. ht1l 1ir ville Campus SKCOS I n f o : 7 2 2 7 : o f n I 2 9 6 0 8 4 6 9 2 www.nwfsc.edu www.nwfsc.edu An Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Institution www.nwfsc.edu An Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Institution CHELCO Annual Meeting 2013All CHELCO members are invited to attendSaturday, April 20, 2013 9 a.m. until noon Business Meeting at 11 a.m.CHELCO Operations Center 723 US Hwy 331 N DeFuniak Springs, FL Officer Reports Entertainment Refreshments Prizes Election Results Fun for the kids too!CHELCO All CHELCO members are invited to attend l M l l e M l l M al M l l ua a l M l b er ar e rs CHELCO COmembersare a Annual M M ee M n inv i in t M et Me i t ti g gd e n g in i in M Mee M M M n e i M ti in ng g t M M giid oa dto a e a o einvitedtoatten ng ting ng g Meeting 20 d nd 013 All CHELCO members are invited to attend P n R e e s R n s h ice n n R n En n nt r n en fr Re m Re m m efr i efr ef e e ef R P fice ic c R ff es i R Re R Re R ep n e o n R R su Re E E ection En e e me En E R R fi nt Election E E n n R R R R Re Re es su u e R Resu i r s ar e r R t a a CO members are Election Resu a Rep ert Pi a a in inme sh es hme eshme en p fr efr Rep Ref f cer e Of nterta Entertainme Rep R po r r cer Officer r r r ic n s ts t n nt s ts e nt t t en en u u ul n nt t a e in n ei ul te a ed to a a e a t e invited to atten ults ent nts ent orts All CHELCO members are invited to attend F F F F F 1 a.m. Business Meeting at 1 9 a.m. until noon April 20, 2013 Saturday r u t P o r un t Fu Fu F d F u or fo t t t for th ze r k P P fo un h th d 1 a.m. April 20, 2013 the kid r r e rizes Fun for r r r P Prizes zes t o t d d t d o d DeFuniak Springs, FL 723 US Hwy 331 N CHELCO Operations Center ds too! DeFuniak Springs, FL 723 US Hwy 331 N CHELCO Operations Center THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike GriffithChris Davis, 26, Niceville, military Chris Carter, 31, Niceville, real estate God s plan is for a man and a woman to be united in marriage. Therefore as a Christian, that s what I believe. Everybody has their own right to choose. Karra Graber, 35, Niceville, CNA I believe you should marry whomever you wish. Whether it s man man, woman woman, or whatever, we shouldn t judge.What do you think about state and federal laws recognizing marriage as between one man and one woman?Allison Sewell 40, Niceville, stay-home mom Location: Niceville Easter Egg Dash Gail Waller, Niceville, branch office administrator Norma Doria, 28, Niceville, communications officer As a Christian, I think marriage should be between one man and one woman, but the government should not have anything to do with it. I just think people should be happy with whatever they need to do. It s between individual people and God. It s not up to us to judge. What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.

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Check out the newest restaurant in town! Located at 142 N. Palm Blvd across from the high school, Philly Station Cheesesteaks & More serve great Philly Cheesesteaks on your choice of honey wheat or Amoroso white bread straight from Philly. A variety of vegetables and cheese truly gives you the chance to make it your way. Choose from the Authentic, Pizza, Boom Boom, Greek or Bomb, each starts with thinly sliced and freshly cooked in the restaurant rib eye steak, seasoned to perfection. Of course the chicken lover is not forgotten. You may exchange the steak for chicken on any cheesesteak and just like the steak the chicken is cooked in the restaurant rather than cooked and shipped in frozen from a warehouse. Deli meat lovers have a choice of smoked ham, smoked turkey, salami, pepperoni and bacon. The meats are sliced fresh daily and the bacon is cooked right on our flat top grill. Pick your veggies and top it with your favorite cheese and you will have the start to a delicious meal. Our unique pretzel melt sandwich is definitely a one of a kind! Complete your meal with a side item or salad. Offerings include waffle fries with a variety of seasonings such as Old Bay or cajun. Sweet potato fries, jalapeno poppers, cheese fries, mozzarella sticks, breaded mushrooms and onion rings complete the deep fried selections. Utz brand chips, another proud Philly product, rounds out the side items. Salads all start with chopped romaine lettuce and your choice of steak or chicken. Customize it with your veggie favorites and cheese, giving you a well-rounded meal. Dont forget the drinks! Choices include fountain or bottle Cocacola products, Gold Peak teas and our own homemade strawberry-raspberry lemonade. Delivery is available from the Rocky Bayou Bridge to the Eglin gate and all points inbetween. Call ahead for a pick up order and it will be ready when you arrive. Of course you may dine in the restaurant and enjoy TV while eating. We also cater large or small events and deliver right to your door. Our full menu is online at Phillystationflorida.com and our phone number is 850-7292323, for delivery or pick up. Managing partner, Bill Moore, is available to make sure you get the best service and product experience around. We look forward to seeing your soon.Advertising Feature Philly Station Cheesesteaks & MoreA taste of Philly comes to Niceville DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!For only $105.95 a week for 11 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool.ADD ONE OR BOTH OF OUR MILITARY PAPERS AT HALF PRICE! A A L L L L A A R R O O U U N N D D T T H H E E T T O O W W N N The Beacons ALL AROUND THE TOWN is one of the best read advertising sections available. It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 11 colorful well-designed ads. Each week customers will tell you all about it. Call 678-1080 today! Note: Mail subscriptions are often delayed in the mail. 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Expires 05/01/2013. $949Large$599SmallCHEESESTEAK, WAFFLE FRIES & FOUNTAIN DRINK Philly Station is conveniently located at the intersection of Partin Drive and Palm Boulevard in Niceville, where you can eat-in, take-out, or have it delivered right to your door. Deli Sandwiches Deli Sandwiches Pretzel Melts Pretzel Melts Waffle Fries Waffle Fries Philly Cheesesteaks Philly Cheesesteaks For more information and a trial round, contact Andy Potter, Club Manager and PGA Professional 850-678-3270 x4, apotter@rockybayoucc.com. Visit our website at www.rockybayoucc.com. JOININGFEESWAIVEDMEMBERSHIPSforall OUR REPUTATION IS TRAINING QUALITY BEAUTY PRACTITIONERS WHO LEARN THE MOST MODERN TECHNIQUES.www.beautyschoolsokaloosa.com864 W. 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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Alan Ritchson, a 2001 Niceville High School graduate, is continuing to expand his already impressive acting resume. Ritchson, 29, recently completed filming for a guest spot on an episode of the CBS series "Hawaii Five-0" slated to air April 15. Ritchson, who has had recurring roles on shows such as Spike TV's "Blue Mountain State" and WB's "Smallville," said filming a single episode of a series was a unique and rewarding experience. "This was a cool opportunity to explore a new character," Ritchson said. "'Hawaii Five-0 is a legendary show, and this a great experience to be able to bring something to it and observe the styles of everyone working on the show." Ritchson said his appearance on the show occurs in a flashback plot in which he portrays the Navy SEAL friend of the show's main character, Steve McGarrett. Ritchson has also recently added a few impressive film roles to his acting reel. He recently finished production on "Catching Fire," the newest installment of the "Hunger Games" movies series, scheduled for release in November. He portrays Gloss, who participates against the movie's protagonist in a fight-to-the-death survival game broadcast for public entertainment. Ritchson's next role is the largest of his career this far. He began filming Monday on "Ninja Turtles," a movie remake of the cartoon series. Ritchson will play Raphael, one of the four titular reptiles. He will portray the role through motion capture, a process in which an actor wears a suit covered in motion sensors and a digital image is superimposed over the actor's movements. Ritchson will also provide the character's voice. "This is going to be an interesting experience," Ritchson said of the massive production, scheduled for release by Paramount Pictures June 6, 2014. "Any time you get to be a part of something this big it's an incredible opportunity. It's going to be an exciting six months.By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Meredith L. McQuagge understands what it means to thrive under adversity. In 2008 she was serving a tour in Iraq providing security for convoy vehicles at Tallil Airbase, Baghdad. On July 5th a 105mm rocket exploded too close, peppering her face and head with shrapnel. She suffered third degree burns to her neck and damage to her teeth and mouth. A sizable piece of shrapnel barely missed lacerating her carotid artery by a mere inch. Lucky as she was to be alive, she did not escape unscathed. The traumatic events from that day continues to effect her to this day in the form of memory losses, debilitating headaches and vertigo. McQuagge was well decorated for her sacrifice. She received a Meritorious Honor Award along with members of her platoon. Individually she received, among others, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Purple Heart Army Achievement Medal. Because of her Purple Heart she was qualified to join the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 811 where she found others with similar experiences. Being in combat really changes a person and only those who have been there truly understand what it is like and how after you return, the world is never the same. I enjoy being a part of an organization who strives to see that veterans are recognized for their service and are remembered. she said. An active member of her chapter, McQuagge served as the Finance Officer and as Senior Vice Commander. On March 16 McQuagge was recognized for her dedicated service by being elected as the first female Chapter Commander in the State of Florida. To the best of my knowledge shes only the second woman ever to be awarded Chapter Commander. Says William Bill Everett, Region IV Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. A resident of Valparaiso, McQuagge continues to serve by working with veteran service organizations and as a member of the Individual Ready Reserve. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s s OUR 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 , A A p p r r i i l l 3 3 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 Join us for a one-day educational and energizing conference to help women achieve balance and success in life, work and health. Hear dynamic presentations and panel discussions by physicians and womens health experts. Learn how to increase your resilience, eat better, lead a more balanced life, and improve your relationships, communications, and nancial wellness.inspiration and empowerment for a healthier youFriday, April 12, 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Northwest Florida State College Costa Leadership Institute Niceville Register TODAY for only $20 at www.WomenOnWellness.orgor call 850-729-6880. Includes a FREE one-year h2u membership. William Bill Everett, Region IV Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, congratulates Meredith L. McQuagge on her election as the first female Chapter Commander of MOPH in the State of Florida.Military Order of the Purple Heart gets first female commander Alan Ritchson (left) in character for a guest appearance on an episode of the CBS series "Hawaii Five0," scheduled to air April 15. Ritchson, a Niceville High School graduate, was recently cast as one of the leads in the Paramount Pictures movie "Ninja Turtles."NHS grad to appear in CBS show, cast in major movie Coming soon to COASTALSKINSURGERY& DERMATOLOGY David C. AdamsMD, FAAD, FACMS Brittain F. KulowMD, FAAD Nicholas G. PapajohnMD, FAAD Elizabeth A. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, April 3, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive Niceville 678-2514 From the moment she was born I promised to love her, to protect her from all the monsters under her bed, and to support her and all her dreams. From the moment she was born I promised that I would always provide for her, no matter what. Thats why I bought Life Insurance, because from the moment I held her I wanted to secure her future in case I couldnt always be there for her. Because its not about my life, its about hers. MULLISEYEINSTITUTEDarren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Surgeon & Cataract SpecialistNO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our office policy that the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other services, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for any free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment.Dr. Darren Paynes Smart lens Procedure can produce clear vision without eye glasses at all distances (close up, far away, & in between )Call Today at:Niceville Location 115 Bailey Dr. 678-5338Crestview Location 930 N. Ferdon Blvd. 682-5338 Call for a Smart Lens Evaluation with Dr. Darren PayneNeed Eye Glasses to Read?Smart LensesSM ACE of the monthBrittany Dunn, daughter of Tom and Susie Dunn of Niceville, was selected as the Niceville Exchange Club s Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (ACE) of the Month. She was honored at the club s March 12 meeting, held at La Rumba s in Niceville. Brittany is a senior at Rocky Bayou Christian School and hopes to go on to Northwest Florida State College next year. A hole in one11 year old Lauren Miller from Niceville had her 1st Hole In One at the Pensacola Country Club during an Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tournament. First rate spellerOn Friday, March 8, Rocky Bayou Christian School students grades 1 to 8, participated in the ACSI Spell Bee at East Hill Christian Academy in Pensacola, Fl. Pictured is Dominic Mahoney, a 5th grader who finished 2nd in the overall competition. He is eligible to participate in the state spell bee March 22, in Dunedin, Fl. Rocky Bayou adds it upOn Saturday, March 9, Rocky Bayou Christian School, Aletheia Christian Academy and Washington County Christian School participated in the annual ACSI Math Olympics competition, held at RBCS. Pictured are Rocky Bayou students grades 3-8 and Elementary Principal, Mrs. Denise Bowers. Third grade students with ribbons are Joe Hudson 2nd, Elle Street 3rd, Trey Toups 5th and Keilana Quilit 5th. Fourth grade winners were Amanda Brannon 3rd and Tres Vance in 5th. Fifth grade winners were Alyssa Fredmonsky 1st, Wyatt Kirkpatrick 3rd, Vivian Mitchell 4th, Tyler Phillips 5th and Gideon Riches 5th. Sixth grade winners were Lydia Turner 2nd, Nick Bowers 2nd, Dylan Rodriguez 3rd and Jenna Lewis 4th. Seventh grade winners were Mary Brannon 1st, Devon Lewis 2nd, Hannah Augustin 3rd, Elisha Daughtry 3rd and Elizabeth Mackey 3rd. Eighth grade winners were Charis Allen 1st, Ariel Schesniak 1st, Ben Esses 2nd, Jin Kim 3rd and Lexi Kirkpatrick 4th. Lewis School honor choir selectedFourteen 5th graders were selected to represent Lewis School in this year s Twin Cities Honor Choir. The concert was Tuesday, March 19 and featured singers from Niceville and Valparaiso s schools. They are Astrid Chojnowski, Cassie Christ, Emma Conley, La Raina Courtoy, April Dutollo, Alexis Ellis, Katelynn Hemenway, Natalie Henry, Tre Hutchings, Sebastian Limo, Christian Schwartz, Kylie Szostek, Gabe Tobia and Valery Whitfield. First place for regional science fairRocky Bayou Christian School is pleased to announce the results of the recent Regional Science Fair. Junior Connor Lynch tied for first place in Senior Energy and Transportation with his project entitled, Back to the Future: Exploiting Active Laminar Flow Control to Improve Wing Efficiency. He won the United States Army Award outstanding project award, the United States Air Force Award for outstanding engineering projects, has been invited to I-Sweep, and is the alternate for the International Science and Engineering Fair. Junior Stefan Makarov and Senior Jessica Sandlin won first place in the Team Category with their project entitled, Sound Defense for the F-35 at Eglin AFB. All three will be attending the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair on March 26 28, at theLakeland Center, in Lakeland, Florida. Melody Zargari wins Miss NHSMelody Zargari was recently crowned Miss Niceville High School for 2013. The Runner Ups were 1 st Madison Booth, 2 nd Ashley Meyer, and 3 rd, Kalyn Worsham. Additional awards went to Cassie Roby as People s Choice, Meggie McCormick for Miss Sash, Genevieve Thompson for Miss GPA, Rebekah Frisbee for Miss Congeniality, Kiera Welch for Miss Talent, Mackenzie Kidd for Miss Evening Gown and Alayna Nixon for Miss Interview.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Lewis Band superior for five yearsThe Lewis Band earned all superior ratings from the Florida Bandmasters Association judges at the yearly Music Performance Assessment held on March 14th at Ft. Walton Beach High School. All superior is the highest rating possible and means the band was graded at an A level from each of the judges in both stage performance and sight reading. Since this is the band s 5th consecutive year to earn superior ratings, Lewis will also be presented with the FBA 5 Year Superior Award in January. Dancers perform for St. Patrick sStudents from the Drake Irish Dance School in Fort Walton Beach perform at Resurrection Catholic Church and Westwood Retirement Home in honor of St. Patrick s Day. The four dancers are residents of Niceville and attend Ruckel Middle School. Pictured is Colleen Simpson (6th), Chloe Kokenes (6th), Eve Glenn (7th) and Caitlyn Hart (8th). Bain brothers bring home first placeAdler and Major Bain recently took home first place team honors when they competed in the 2013 Florida State Men s Gymnastics Championship in Clearwater, Florida. Art is alive at LewisOn February 19th Lewis School held an Arts Alive Event sponsored by the Oval Art program in conjunction with Open House. Student artwork was displayed throughout the school and Oval Art volunteers led hands-on art activities for the students to work on that night. Pictured here is Oval Arts volunteer Elizabeth Bartlett with Fiona Nolan (left) and Charlie Olson, Ramzi Hamilton, and Carter Olson (right) working on a picture.Altard State | Billabong | Brooks Brothers Country Club | Cantina Laredo Gourmet Mexican Restaurant | Chicos Cocos by M. Cline | Donna Burgess Gallery | Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | J.Crew-at-the-beach | LOCCITANE Mitchells Fish Market | The Orvis Company | P.F. Changs China Bistro | Tommy Bahamas Restaurant, Bar & Store Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar (Opening Summer 2013) | The Wine Bar | Wine World | And MoreOVER 30 STORES AND RESTAURANTS INCLUDING:grandboulevard.com NO E W STAT EN E ENJOY TH EECR S 10 A D IGB -ART CIN E -OF-TH MOVI E ULTIMAT NS ITORIUM DUA M E -ART CIN X EE MOVI RE GIST ER AN D OO F VATION D O D WAR E R YOUR RAG EVE ULT B AD D AN OB LU C INING VATION D AT CARMIK D S CAR D S E RAG FF O S.COM D WAR ERE AT CARMIK S.COM grandboulevard.com 30 STORES ER OV Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar (Opening Summer 2013) | Mitchells Fish Market Donna Burgess Gallery | Cocos by M. Cline Billabong | Altard State grandboulevard.com INCL RANTS U RESTA AND Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar (Opening Summer 2013) P.F. Changs China Bistro | The Orvis Company Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | Donna Burgess Gallery Brooks Brothers Country Club | Billabong : DING U INCL Wine World | The Wine Bar | Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar (Opening Summer 2013) Tommy Bahamas Restaurant, Bar & Store | P.F. Changs China Bistro J.Crew-at-the-beach | Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Cantina Laredo Gourmet Mexican Restaurant | Brooks Brothers Country Club And More | Wine World Tommy Bahamas Restaurant, Bar & Store LOCCITANE | J.Crew-at-the-beach Chicos | Cantina Laredo Gourmet Mexican Restaurant

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FREE Chair Yoga classes Starting April 3 there will be free yoga classes for those with Multiple Sclerosis Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. at Johnson Chiropractic Clinic 600 E. John Sims Parkway. For info, contact instructor Candace Miller at (812) 599-2887. Supported through a grant from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Blood drive this week Blood drives in the Niceville area this Thursday April 4 at Niceville City Hall, 204 N Partin Drive from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jobs Plus networking group Jobs Plus is partnering with the Niceville and Valparaiso Chambers of Commerce to host a networking event to be held on Thursday, April 4 from 3-5 p.m. for Emerald Coast professionals. Event will be held at the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce at 1055 E John Sims Pkwy. Rocky Bayou luau Free food, live music, free hula lessons will be available for prospective and current families interested in learning what Rocky Bayous Destin campus offers. A group campus tour will be offered as part of the event, so please come out enjoy the festivities and learn of the great opportunities available to K5 6 th graders. Aloha shirts and Hawaiian attire encouraged but not required. The luau will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 3-6 p.m. at Rocky Bayou Christian Schools Destin Campus at 201 Beach Dr. Please call the Destin campus at 837-7247 for more information and to RSVP as space is limited. Annual Cobia Tournament The Bluewater Bay Marina will hosts its 18th Annual Cobia Tournament April 1-30. There will be a small boat division, 29 feet and under, and an open division, 30 feet and above. To register contact the marina at frontdesk@bwb-marina.com or 897-2821. Sponsorships are available. There will be a captains meeting and awards dinner at LJ Schooners Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Bluewater Bay. Audubon Society meeting The Audubon Society will hold its free, public, monthly meeting April 4, 7 p.m., 6:30 p.m. refreshments, in Room 132, Student Services Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Walt Spence will present a program on his award-winning bird photography featuring both his recent work and that of his photo-paddling buddy, Douglas Buck. Contact Walt Spence at 582-7064. Early release movie day The Valparaiso Community Library will host an early release movie day on April 4, 1:30 p.m., at the library. The featured movie will be Rise of the Guardians and popcorn will be served. Traveling Eagles golf tourney The 2013 Traveling Eagles golf tournament will take place April 5, noon registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start, at the Bluewater Bay Country Club. The cost is $350 for a team, $90 for an individual. Register at www.trav elingeagles.com Safe Haven Horse Rescue Safe Haven Horse Rescue Center will hold its annual celebration on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date will be Sunday, April 7. Activities for the whole family are planned. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with $5 lunch of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs including chips and soft drink. Children 6 years and under receive a free lunch. Gate admission for adults is $5 (free to children 6 and under), which includes entry into the door prize drawings. For a beautiful weekend ride in the country, head to 8321 Stokes Rd., Laurel Hill, behind Gene Clary Park. Call 685-8417 for more information. Rodeo fundraiser The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast and the Professional Cowboy Association Bo Campbell Productions will host a rodeo fundraiser April 5-6, 5:30 p.m., at the Freeport Sports Complex in Hammock Bay. There will be riding, roping, and racing from cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country. Participants can sign up for rodeo events, such as bareback, saddle bronco riding, calf roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, breakaway and team roping. There will be food available for purchase from Nicks Seafood and 4 Cs BBQ. Kids can enjoy face painting, rodeo games and clowns. The proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast. Purchase tickets for adults at $12, and $6 for children under 12 at bgcecrodeo.eventbrite.com. Contact Yvonne Freeman at 2174007 or yvonnefreeman@cox.net. Museum education program The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will host Home School Fridays and Hands on History Saturdays education program April 5 and 6, 10 a.m.-noon, on Wagons, boats and oxen, at the museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The program is for grades K-6 and for home school families on Friday and for families of the general public on Saturday. The cost is $7 per child, or $5 for museum family members. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Contact 678-2615. Young girls seminar The New Life Christian Ministries of Niceville will host a free Pretty Girl S.W.A.G., strength, wealth and adoration for God, seminar April 6, 10 a.m.-noon, at 130 North Partin Drive, Niceville. The event is open to girls ages 7-18 and lunch will be served. Contact the church to register at 729-0733. Boy Scout-O-Rama The Cub and Boy Scout Scout-ORama Survivor 2013 will be held April 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Uptown Station, Fort Walton Beach. There will be free games, demonstrations, crafts and community booths. Kids can enjoy inflatable with purchase of an armband for $7 per person or $8 at the door, families are $20 and $25 at the door. There will be information booths for the Cub and Boy Scout units, a 911 station, EMS Ambulance, Eglin Fire Department and more. For more information go to Gulfcoastcouncil.org, the Choctawhatchee District page. Biophilia trail day Experience nature Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the E.O. Biophilia Center at 4956 State Hwy 20 East Freeport. Call 8351824 for more information. CBMC Duo-piano concert The Choctaw Bay Music Club will present its 22nd annual duopiano concert April 7, 3 p.m., in Tyler Recital Hall, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The program will feature a variety of selections performed on two new Yamaha grand pianos. Performers will be members of the club. A donation of $5-$10 is requested at the door and following the program a reception will be held at 204 Ruckel Dr., Niceville. Contact Karen LeGrand at 664-6569. Democrats meet The Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday April 9 at Democratic Headquarters, 60 2nd Street [suite 305 in Shalimar. A social hour will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call Darlo Kiely at 609-3367 Twin Cities seniors meet Celebrate Easter on April 11 at 1 p.m. with other seniors. There will be an Easter hat contest. Entre provided, please bring a covered dish to share. Fifty plus welcome. For more info please call 543-0869 BWB Garden Club meeting The Bluewater Bay Garden Club will host its monthly meeting April 11, 9:30 a.m., at the Bluewater Bay Clubhouse, Bluewater Bay Boulevard, Niceville. Maria Wilson, senior forester, will give a presentation on managing trees for Florida years to come. New members and guests are welcome, contact Karen Williams at 897-5560. United Way fundraiser Carrabbas Italian Grill will host a cooking class to benefit United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties April 12, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at the restaurant, 10562 U.S. Highway 98, Sandestin. Carrabbas Chef Paul will demonstrate Italian dishes featuring food samples, a complimentary glass of wine, a raffle and recipes to take home. Tickets are $45 per person. Seating is limited and registration is required. Contact Ronda Davenport at 243-0315 or rondad@united-way.org. Ruckel cheer clinic Ruckel Middle School cheerleaders will host a cheerleading clinic for girls K-6 grade April 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Ruckel Middle School gymnasium. Participants will learn jumps, dance, cheers and chants. Grades 4-6 will participate in a mock tryout and receive a critique sheet to help improve their skills. The cost is $25 by April 1, and $35 until April 13. Contact rmscheer@ymail.com for more information. Dance Facets 2013 The Northwest Florida State College presents the annual dance concert, Dance Facets 2013, featuring original works and choreography April 12 and 13, 7:30 p.m., on the mainstage of the colleges Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. Dancers will perform original presentations featuring classical ballet, contemporary, and modern dance. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth, ages 18 and under. Purchase tickets at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org or contact the box office at 729-6000. All proceeds go to support the Frances Smith Herron Dance Endowment at NWFSC. Community Market Day The Niceville Community Guild will host its Niceville Community Market Day April 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in the parking lot behind Niceville City Hall. There will be crafters, garage sales, produce stands, fundraisers, food vendors, home businesses, and much more. Spaces are $15. Contact 678-7595 or Nicevillechristmas@cox.net to reserve a spot. Magnolia golf tournament The Bluewater Bay Ladies Golf Association presents the Magnolia Classic Golf Tournament April 24 and 25, 9 a.m. shotgun, at the Bluewater Bay Golf Course, Niceville. Registration forms can be found at your individual golf club and returned to Sara Helen Lowe, 4384 Hagen Ct., Niceville, by April 15. The cost is $120 per person and $240 per team. Includes play with cart, cocktail party, breakfast and lunch for both days, and prizes. Contact Sara Helen Lowe at 897-1977 or Drivinggal@aol.com. NWFSC Reads The Northwest Florida State College will feature guest author Julianna Baggott during its annual literary event series, NWFSC Reads, April 15, 7 p.m., at the Sprint Theater, Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. Baggott will present an excerpt from her book, Fuse. A reception and unveiling of the colleges literary journal, the Blackwater Review, will be held immediately prior starting at 6 p.m., room 132 of the Student Services Center, Niceville. Doolittle Raiders signing The Doolittle Raiders will hold their 71st reunion April 17-20, in Fort Walton Beach. The surviving raiders will be at the Armament Museum for an interview/autograph session on Wednesday, April 17, 1-4 p.m., and April 19, 2-4 p.m. Books and posters will be available for sale from the reunion organizers. You may also purchase memorabilia from the AFAM Gift Shop to be autographed. For more information on community events go towww.fwbchamber.com/DoolittleRaide rs. Taste of North Bay fundraiser The second annual Taste of North Bay will take place April 25, 6 p.m., at the North Light Yacht Club, 113 John Sims Parkway West, Niceville. The event will benefit the Air Commando Association Foundation Endowment and That Others May Live Foundation. There will be culinary presentations by local chefs, tapas paired with wines, music, a guest speaker, silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $50 until April 18, then they will advance to $75. Register at www.aircommando.org/index.php?q =civicrm/event/info&id=37&reset=1 Contact Nic Dezinski at 226-1561. Doolittle Exhibit opening The Northwest Florida State College will kick off its anniversary celebration with a free, public assembly April 17, doors open at 8 a.m., ceremony 9 a.m., at the Raiders Arena at the college, Niceville. The event will feature the dedication and opening of a permanent Doolittle Raiders historical exhibit in the lobby of the arena. Three of the surviving WWII Doolittle Raiders crew members are scheduled to appear and will be honored by the college, which has used the Raiders name for its athletics mascot since the early 1960s. The college will also feature a display of the Doolittle Raiders silver goblets. Church rummage sale Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church at 1200 Valparaiso Blvd. will hold a spring rummage sale Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. Filipino Food will be available Saturday only.Sale items will include electronics, house wares, furniture, appliances, kitchenware, books, clothing, jewelry, pictures and paintings, plants, bake sale, collectibles and a new item gift table. Donations accepted at the Parish Life Center Building, April 15-18. Proceeds benefit the parish building fund. For more information call 678-7813. RBCS Cinderella musical The Rock y Bayou Christian School drama presents Rogers and Hammersteins Cinderella April 19 and 20, 7 p.m., at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale at the school in March and at the door. To donate or loan items contact the RBCS drama director Tom Hood at 678-7358 or hoodt@rbcs.org. 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.comCALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, April 3, 2013 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH and PRESCHOOL, ELCASunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Liturgical, 10:30 a.m. Praise Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided.St. Paul Preschool now enrolling for Fall 2013.1407 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville Phone: 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 IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org Pointing The Way To Jesus 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 Have fun helping horsesSafe Haven Horse Rescue Center will hold its annual celebration on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come enjoy the country music of keyboard artist Ed Tanza, visit the arts and crafts show or explore the new barn. There will be plenty of horses to pet and perhaps even take home from the Safe Haven Horse Rescue at 8321 Stokes Rd., behind Gene Clary Park in Laurel Hill.

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Tootsie Roll fund driveEach spring, the Knights of Columbus chapter at Christ Our Redeemer Church sponsor their local Tootsie Roll fund drive to raise money for several organizations in Okaloosa and Walton County. These organizations focus on helping those with intellectual disabilities. Friends of the Niceville LibraryWednesday March 20, Sterling House Bluewater Bay, a Brookdale Senior Living Assisted Living Community, hosted a luncheon for the Friends of the Niceville Library volunteers. Martha Hudson, Chairman, led the Friends of the Library as they honored one of our residents, Al Swihart, for his years of dedication and service to the Niceville Library. Please contact Martha Hudson at 729-4070 for more information on volunteer opportunities. Humanitarian award recipientsTwin Cities Hospital recently announced their recipients of the 2012 Dr. Frist Humanitarian Awards. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-6 Wednesday, April 3, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Want to learn to sail this summer? Want to learn to sail this summer? E E m m e e r r a a l l d d C C o o a a s s t t S S a a i i l l i i n n g g A A s s s s o o c c . S S u u m m m m e e r r S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C a a m m p p s s w w w w w w . e e c c s s a a s s a a i i l l i i n n g g . c c o o m m Ages 8 to 17: Two Week Camp, Half Days Start Dates: June 10, June 24, & July 8 **Limited adult lessons available*** For on-line registration www.ecsasailing.com or callGeorge F. Goodall 862-7276 Party for St. Patrick sTwin Cities Woman s Club hosted a St. Paddy s Day Bingo at the Pavilion. Prizes were given to winners and refreshments were enjoyed by all. Left to right front row Patty Mixon, Jean Waite, Gail Weaver. Back row Tristyn Nichols, guest bingo caller, Virginia Crisafulli, Diane Ballard, Annie Fair, and Jeanee Barr, Activity Director. Goody baskets with a purposeSharing and Caring volunteers Gloria Price and David Conrad were on hand March 25 to receive a donation of 100 Easter baskets from Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church. The church congregation, inspired by the late Deacon Mike Carucci, has held the basket drive for several years as a way of making the children of Sharing and Caring happy during the Easter season. Each basket contains a tooth brush and tooth paste, along with Easter candies and toys. Among the volunteers who put together the baskets were Rhonda Wercinski, Sue Marco, Tom Okuly and Paul Dooley of Christ Our Redeemer; Maria Lewis of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church; Gary and Gloria Witkos of St. Jude s Episcopal Church. Additional assistance came from Christ Our Redeemer congregants, Tricia and Tina-Marie Zermeno. Yard of the month winnerNiceville Garden Club chose Walter Stevens yard at 118 Montrose Dr., Niceville, as Yard of the Month for April 2013. The Niceville Garden Club mets at 6:00 p.m. every 4th Tuesday of the month at the Niceville Public Library, 206 Partin Drive North Niceville. In ServiceAir Force Airman 1st Class Brittany N. McAnally graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. McAnally is the daughter of Sonya Slater of William Faulkner Drive, Niceville, Fla., and Michael McAnally of Chartwell Lane, Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas. She is a 2011 graduate of Niceville High School, Fla. A1C Brittany N. McAnally Mohs Micrographic Surgery General Dermatology Evaluations Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation Laser Treatments, eMatrix Chemical Facial Peels4566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101, Niceville | COMING SOON to Crestview & Destinwww.DermSurgCtr.com (850) 897-7546Dr. Scott Beals, D.O. F.A.A.D.Board Certified American Board of Dermatology ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE Hometown Quality! Hometown Service!Dr. Amanda BrenciBoard Certified Optometrist(850) 678-8876Where there is no vision, the people perish Proverbs 29:18kComplete Eye ExamskDesigner FrameskContact LenseskEverything you need in one place! 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks)Need your glasses today? Come see us! Designer frame collection Repairs, adjustments Prescription sunglasses Sport glassesEYEWEAR UNLIMITEDIN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 Charles Henriott, Optician 35 years experience678-0099 678-6211 Come in & let us help you with a NEW LOOK! Frames starting at $20 & Up



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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A member of the Florida House of Representatives has already launched his campaign for the District 1 state senate seat currently held by Don Gaetz, saying Gaetz might leave office before his term ends in 2016. Gaetz, a Niceville Republican, said he doesn't plan to leave office prematurely. Jimmy Patronis, a Panama City Republican from District 6, said his senate campaign is geared towards running for the District 1 senate seat, currently held by Gaetz, who is also serving as Senate President. Because of Florida term limits, Gaetz, who was first elected to the senate 2006, cannot run for re-election when his current four-year term ends in November 2016. Patronis said the possibility of Gaetz stepping down early, perhaps to pursue higher political office, was one reason he has begun campaigning now. "I haven't spoken to the senator personally on this, but he might for some reason decide to leave office before his term is over," Patronis said. "In two years he'll go from being Senate President to being in a position of much less authority," he said, referring to the fact that Gaetz's Senate term will last two more years after his tenure as the body's president ends next year. Patronis stated Gaetz may be a candidate for appointment lieutenant governor, a seat that became vacant upon the March 12 resignation of Republican Jennifer Carroll amid questions about her financial dealings. Gov. Rick Scott said he would not appoint a new lieutenant governor until the current legislative session ends late this month. Gaetz said last week that he has no intention of leaving his senate seat before his term ends in 2016. "I intend to fulfill my responsibilities," Gaetz said. "I was elected to a four-year term, and I will serve every day of that term." Gaetz also said he has no desire to be lieutenant governor, and declared that Patronis is getting "ahead of himself" if he expects the senator to leave office early. "Rep. Patronis is the only politician in the state running for By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A Niceville man allegedly presented a one-sided case as to the legitimacy of his cash. Edward Eugene Harrison tried to buy coffee from two Niceville stores with a fake $100 bill that was printed on copier paper and was blank on one side, according to Niceville police, who issued the following report: Harrison, 51, of 102 Jones Ave. B, was arrested March 23 on two felony counts of fraud by passing a counterfeit note. Harrison allegedly attempted to buy coffee with a counterfeit $100 bill at the Dollar Tree in the Palm Plaza, Niceville By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent The Valparaiso City Commission’s second meeting on potential changes to the city charter, held Monday, produced no more agreement than a previous session on the same subject. Another such workshop meeting will be held on April 22 at 6 p.m. The commission does not have the authority to change the city’s form of government on its own. The most the city commission can do, if commissioners eventually vote to do so, is to place a proposed change to the charter on the ballot for a referendum by Valparaiso voters. During Monday night’s discussion, Mayor John B. Arnold and Commissioner Kay Hamilton supported a change in the form of city government, while commissioners Hayward Strong and Joe Morgan preferred to leave the form of government 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, April 3, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Please see VALP., page A-2 Please see FAKE, page A-3 Police BlotterPage A-4Debate on Valp. charter Thurs., 3-5 p.m. Emerald Coast Professionals will be honing their skills and making connections during a new networking group at the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. Visit emeraldcoastprofessionals.com for details, Niceville. Sat., 11 a.m.-5p.m. Safe Haven Horse Rescue will host a celebration that includes live country music by Ed Tanza arts and crafts vendors and an auction at 1 p.m. Horses available to adopt, Laurel Hill. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Scout-O-Rama will have plenty of free games, demonstrations and crafts at Uptown Station Inflatable entertainment can be enjoyed with purchase of an armband $8 at the door, $25 for families, Fort Walton Beach. Sat., 6 p.m. Choctaw Bay Music Club members perform on two new Yamaha grand pianos as it presents its 22nd annual duo piano concert at Tyler Recital Hall Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Calendar, B-4 COMING UP Hop to it Lawmaker eyes Gaetz seat The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserBlew by youLandscaper Justin Kelley cleans the remnants of winter from the Niceville First United Methodist Church parking lot March 27 in preparation of the church's Holy Week services. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Niceville launched a pilot program Monday to determine the effectiveness of 96-gallon recycling carts, using two neighborhoods as guinea pigs. City officials and garbagecompany executives hope the three-month program will encourage residents to recycle more waste. If that proves to be the case, the program could be expanded citywide. Waste Management Inc. delivered the wheeled, yellowlidded carts Friday to homes on Kildare Circle, a 50-home Please see GAETZ, page A-3 This piece of copy paper allegedly presented as legal tender in two stores was blank on the reverse, a fact not lost on the cashiers who refused to accept it. A Niceville man was charged with passing a counterfeit. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Waste Management employees distribute 96-gallon recycling carts to houses on Black Bear Circle, Niceville, March 29. The carts will be used as part of a 90-day program which began Monday to determine whether the larger carts lead to an increase in recycling. Don Gaetz Jimmy PatronisBig recycling cans are set out in test Please see CANS, page A-5Beacon photo by Mike Griffith It was a cavalcade of cuteness Saturday morning at Valparaiso s Lincoln Park and at Niceville s softball complex, as each city held its annual Easter egg dash. Children in various age groups waited eagerly for the starting signal, before dashing out across su nlit grassy fields to gather up as many plastic Easter eggs, small toys, and pieces of candy as they could. Some 3,500 eggs were u sed in the Valparaiso event, pictured. Man tries to buy coffee with fake $100

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as it is. Commissioner Diane Kelley was absent. Valparaiso currently has a “city commission” form of government, in which each of the city’s five city commissioners is responsible for executive oversight of one or more city departments, including the power to hire and fire all but department heads, as well as for legislative functions such as enacting city ordinances. The mayor serves as chairman of the city commission, as well as a voting commission member. He also appoints himself and fellow commissioners to head the operating departments. Among Valparaiso’s current commissioners, department supervision is allocated as follows: —Mayor Arnold: police, finance, publicity, personnel, and assorted miscellaneous functions. —Commissioner Strong: utilities, and cable TV, Internet, and communication system. —Commissioner Morgan: street maintenance and fire protection. —Commissioner Kelley: public library and parks. —Commissioner Hamilton: garbage and sanitation, and city cemetery. Valparaiso also employs Carl Scott as city administrator. Scott’s functions include code enforcement, writing grant applications to state and federal agencies, and oversight of some of the city’s administrative functions. He does not, however, directly supervise any city departments. Monday’s workshop began with a slide presentation by Commissioner Hamilton, who said the slides had been prepared by Commissioner Kelley, who had asked her to present them, since Kelley was unable to attend. Hamilton said that she, like Kelley, supports the concept of potentially changing the city’s charter to create a different form of municipal government than the commission form that Valparaiso has now. The slides prepared by Kelley and presented by Hamilton included outlines of alternative forms of city government, along with key characteristics of each. These are: Council-Weak Mayor In this form of municipal government, an elected city council has collective oversight over city administration, including appointment and dismissal of municipal employees and appointments to boards and commissions. The council also decides on policies and creates ordinances. Hamilton said that according to surveys by the International City Council Management Association, the prevalence of this form of government among U.S. cities grew from 48 percent usage in 1996 to 55 percent by 2006. Council-Strong Mayor In this form of government, said Hamilton, the mayor is elected separately from the council, and is often full-time and paid, with significant administrative and budgetary authority. The mayor may also have veto power over Council legislation. The mayor has executive power to carry out policies, while the council decides policy, but has no administrative power. The council is elected and maintains legislative powers only. The mayor prepares the budget, makes appointments, and manages daily operations. According to Hamilton’s briefing, this form of government occurs in about 34 percent of U.S. cities. It is found mostly in older, larger cities such as New York, or in very small cities, and is most popular in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Commission This is the current form of municipal government in Valparaiso. This form is the oldest form in the U.S., but exists today in less than 1 percent of American cities. It is found only in cities with populations below 100,000. Council-Manager In this form of municipal government, the Mayor acts as the ceremonial head of government at public functions, and also presides over city council meetings. The mayor has little if any role in day-to-day municipal administration. His role is sometimes filled by election, and sometimes by council appointment. The elected council decides on policies and creates city ordinances. A city manager is appointed by a majority vote of the Council for an indefinite term and is removable by a council majority vote. The manager is responsible for municipal administration, supervises and coordinates departments, makes recommendations to the council, and prepares draft budgets for its consideration. Niceville has a council-manager form of government. Following Hamilton’s briefing, Commissioner Morgan presented some slides of his own, illustrating his opposing viewpoint. Morgan agreed with Hamilton that the different forms of city government are now less distinct than they once were. He went on to say, however, that Valparaiso has in fact mixed its current form of government, but has done so through its current city charter and form of city staffing. In Valparaiso, Morgan said, each department now has a paid director or department head, who has been given dayto-day authority to execute the duties of their department, and in some cases directors have assistant directors, both paid and volunteer, who further carry out executive duties. Morgan said that Valparaiso has also hired a full-time city administrator, who by appointment and designation of the city commission can and often does carry out further executive duties as directed by the commissioners. Under the current city charter, said Morgan, “This provides any ‘mix’ we want.” Morgan said that the current commission form of government in Valparaiso has several advantages. Among these, he said, are: The commission form is “very democratic”—voters elect their representatives, who carry out the functions they are asked to provide. This, Morgan said, results in “responsive, responsible government” that promotes citizen involvement and volunteerism as well as providing “a small-town, friendly feel” to the city in which, as Morgan put it, “Citizens know whose belly button to push” to get action on general or specific issues. Morgan said that by having elected city commissioners who are volunteers, are paid only $1 a year, and who exercise executive authority over various city departments, the city saves money that would otherwise be spent to hire a professional fulltime city executive. It also allows the city government to retain the flexibility to both give away and retain specific authorities, which once given away by charter could not be easily taken back. During the discussion that followed the slide presentations, Hamilton said that Valparaiso is fortunate to have, thus far, a successful commission government. She added, however, that a key reason for the city’s success so far has been the presence of strong, long-term incumbents as mayor and city commissioners, with extensive knowledge of the workings of city departments. Hamilton said that now, however, one long-time commissioner; Thomas G. Miller, has already retired from the commission, while Commissioner Strong and Mayor Arnold, also long-time members of the city government, have said that they might not run for reelection next year. Hamilton said it will be difficult to find successors for them who have an equal degree of experience, knowledge and willingness to work full time on city business for only a dollar a year. With Valparaiso now facing such a “loss of corporate history,” she said, it is necessary for the city to hire a full-time executive manager. As a new commissioner, she said, “I can’t be involved in day-to-day activities. I don’t have the corporate knowledge or experience.” “Within weeks of my election,” said Hamilton, “I had to vote on the city budget for the first time. I studied as thoroughly as I could, but I felt totally incompetent and uninformed.” Having a professional city manager to rely upon for briefings and other guidance, she said, would help commissioners, especially new commissioners, gain a quicker and better understanding of the issues they are expected to vote on, and the decisions they are expected to make. Hamilton also suggested that the commission form of government tends to give individual commissioners too much power over their respective city departments. This, she said, could in the future encourage the formation of an “old boy network” in city government or tempt commissioners toward corruption. Commissioner Strong supported keeping the current form of city government. “Since I came into city government in 1970,” he said, “we’ve evolved into something that meets the needs of the city.” Strong noted that the city has managed to change with the times, while operating within its current charter. Strong also disputed Hamilton’s claim that new commissioners have difficulty understanding the inner workings of city departments, especially those outside their own purview. “After three months scrubbing the budget,” said Strong, “everyone on this commission knows what’s going on.” Morgan agreed with Strong. “I’m new,” he said, “but I did it. I was elected because people knew I had management experience.” Since being elected, he said, “I’ve gained an intimate knowledge of how the city works.” Mayor Arnold, who has advocated a change in the form of city government during previous workshops and meetings, said during Monday’s meeting that it is important to remember that nonvoting workshops are not intended to produce decisions. “We are simply exploring our options,” he said. Arnold suggested that the city commission continue its discussion of potential forms of city government during another workshop to be held on April 22. “We don’t need to,” objected Morgan. “Show me the benefit of change. We’re going in circles.” Despite Morgan’s objection, Arnold, on his own authority, scheduled another workshop for April 22 on potential changes to the city charter. 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March 22.A cashier noticed the note was fake and refused to accept it. Harrison snatched the note from the cashier's hand and left the store. On March 23, Harrison again attempted to use a fake $100 bill to buy coffee, this time at the Food Depot supermarket, in the same shopping center. Again a cashier refused to take the note. The cashier notified her manager, who followed Harrison out of the store and into the Dollar Tree as police were called. Niceville police reported that the bill Harrison tried to use is smaller than a real $100 bill, is blank on one side and was copied onto standard printing paper. Niceville police believe the same bill was used in both instances because both cashiers saw a distinctive rip in the bill's lower left corner. Harrison was booked at the Okaloosa County Jail March 23 on a $3,500 bond, and was released March 25. He faces a court appearance April 25. a job that doesn't start until 2016," Gaetz said. Patronis cannot run for reelection to the House in 2014, due to term limits. Last year, Gaetz became one of the senators benefited by a term-limit "lottery" which assigned term lengths to newly districted areas. All 40 senate seats were up for reelection in 2012, as they are in every redistricting year. In the lottery, the districts were given either a two-or four-year designation for the next term. Senators, such as Gaetz, who had already served six years, gained the opportunity to serve a total of 10 years if their district received a four-year designation. Normally senators must step down after no more than eight years. GAETZFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Page A-3 cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606 Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA The Finest inEYE CARERight Here in Niceville LEE MULLIS, MD • Over 25 Years Experience • National Leader in Painless No-Stitch Cataract Surgery • A Kind and Friendly Way Darren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Physician & SurgeonLee Mullis, MDThe Friendly & Caring StaffDARREN PAYNE, MD • Full-Time Medical Director of Niceville Office • 15 Years Experience • A Friendly and Caring PersonalityMULLISEYEINSTITUTECall for an appointment We Specialize in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Conditions Associated with Aging, including: • CATARACTS • DROOPY EYE LIDS 115 Bailey Dr., Niceville • (850)678-5338930 N. Ferdon Blvd., Crestview • (850) 682-5338• GLAUCOMA • RETINA PROBLEMS Medicare Assignment Accepted-In memory ofLow rates are just around the corner. Convenient local office Money-saving discounts Low down payments Monthly payment plans 24-hour service and claims Coverage available by phone Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. Motorcycle coverage is underwritten by GEICO Indemnity Company. Homeowners, renters and boat coverages are written through non-af“ liated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. GEICO Gecko image 1999-2013. 2013 GEICO850-863-4187 Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser Acme Roofing workers patch the roof of Niceville High School March 25. Company spokesman Ken Reynolds said the work was commissioned after water leaked into a classroom. The three-day job was conducted under an Acme contract with the school. Patchwork Jewelry RepairTues–Fri 10am–6pm Sat 10am–3pmSTORE HOURSNEW }Custom Design Mike TarbuckJeweler ~ Owner D i am o n d W or k si nc www.DiamondWorksJewelry.com 850-244-5252 | Park Place Plaza | 323 Page Bacon Rd.  Mary Esther Just what I wanted... FAKEFrom page A-1 Edward E. Harrison 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080Fax 1-888-520-9323 email: info@baybeacon.comTh e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressThe 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 mid-Walton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s Newspaper The reverse of a counterfeit $100 bill that resulted in a Niceville man's arrest.

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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: Joseph M. Gainey Wanted for: VOP-Grand Theft Height: 5-feet, 10-inches Weight: 170 Age: 24 Date of birth: 01-29-1989 Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue Name: Apolonio Silva-Ramon Wanted for: VOP-Battery & 2 Counts of Criminal Mischief Height: 5-feet, 7-inches Weight: 150 Age: 33 Date of birth: 04-10-1979 Hair: Black Name: Aaron Bruce Corley Wanted for: FTA-Poss. of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription FTA-Dealing in Stolen Property Height: 6-feet, 0-inches Weight: 180 Age: 29 Date of birth: 11-19-1983 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown ArrestsTravis Michael Paul, a laborer, 36, of 304 Reeves St. Lot F-11, Niceville, was jailed March 25 on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon and violation of probation/parole. A Niceville police officer responded to the corner of Park Avenue and 4th Street, Niceville, in reference to a suspicious-person call. Niceville officers approached a group of people in the area and asked why they were standing in the corner of the intersection. The people said they were looking for a spot to go fishing, but officers didn't see any fishing gear. An officer again asked what the people were doing at the corner, and Paul said he had just moved to the area and the people were looking for a place to hang out. The officer asked Paul if he "had anything on him," and Paul began to move away, keeping his back from the officer. The officer again asked if had anything on him, and Paul pulled out a Gerber multi-tool, a multiple-function tool which holds sharp blades. He also pulled out a black magazine containing .45-caliber rounds from his pocket. The officer asked Paul if he had a gun on him. When Paul hesitated, the officer drew his service pistol. Paul then said "the gun is tucked in my back." The officer ordered Paul to the ground, and when he did not comply, two officers tackled him. Police yanked an unloaded .45caliber Glock 21 semiautomatic pistol from Paul's pants near the small of his back. Paul was found to be a convicted felon out of New York and on parole. Paul stated he found the gun in a lake. On Monday, Paul was being held at the Okaloosa County Jail with no listed bond amount for the stated charges. His required court appearance is May 14. *** William Charles C ovey, a landscaper, 27, of 419 Edge Ave., Valparaiso, was arrested by Valparaiso police March 22 on charges of fraud by illegal use of credit card and grand theft. Between Jan. 13 and March 5, Covey alle gedly used someone's Coastal Bank and Trust ATM card without their knowledge or permission to make seven withdrawals from ATMs for a total of $382.50. Covey's r equired court appearance is April 23. *** John Steven Smith, a brick mason, 29, of 52 Pine St., Niceville, was arrested by Valparaiso police March 24 on a charge of driving while license suspended or revoked habitual offender. Smith's required court appearance is May 14. *** Thomas Daniel Mix, a day laborer, 55, of 46 9th Ave, Lot 3, Shalimar, was arrested by Valparaiso police March 21 on charges of fraud illegal use of credit card and theft from persons aged 65 years or older. Mix allegedly took an 85-yearold's credit card and used it at different locations, making 83 transactions for a total of $8,135.01 from Nov. 8 to Feb. 4. Police reported the credit company will not reimburse the victim. Mix was observed using the card on video surveillance. Mix's required court appearance is April 23. *** Scott Eugene Anderson, a caretaker, 50, of 1526 25th St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 25 on a charge of battery second or subsequent offense. Anderson allegedly grabbed someone on the arm and neck, causing small, puncture-like wounds with a small amount of bleeding on the victim's neck, and a scrape on the victim's arm. Anderson's required court appearance is May 14. *** Stephen Lun Henry, a landscaper, 35, of 222 Owen St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 24 on charges of expired motor vehicle registration, and driving while license suspended third or subsequent offense. He was also cited for operating a motorcycle without a license. Henry's required court appearance is April 9. DUI arrestsMatthew Blase Ricchio, a tree cutter, 34, of 305 Kelly Road, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at 1257 Airport Road, Destin, March 21 at 3:47 a.m. Ricchio's required court appearance is April 9. TheftsA Niceville resident of the 200 block of Madison Avenue reported March 23 someone stole a blue Yamaha dirt bike from his residence. He reported someone used wire cutters to cut the cable securing the bike. *** A Niceville resident reported March 20 someone stole a bicycle from a residence on the 600 block of Crestview Avenue. 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Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from March 25, 2013 through March 31, 2013. 0 Structure Fire20 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 1 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn1 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Rum Still Circle.....................................Medical...........................3/25/13..................07:58 Royal Palm Drive.................................Medical...........................3/25/13..................12:21 Reeves St.............................................Medical...........................3/26/13..................05:04 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical...........................3/26/13..................08:54 SR 85....................................................Vehicle crash..................3/27/13..................08:48 S. Cedar Ave........................................Medical...........................3/27/13..................12:26 Vincent Cir............................................Medical...........................3/27/13..................12:27 Marquette St.........................................Medical...........................3/27/13..................20:14 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical...........................3/28/13..................08:03 SR 85....................................................Vehicle crash..................3/28/13..................08:50 Sterling River Way...............................Medical...........................3/28/13..................15:57 Lincolnshire Dr.....................................Medical...........................3/28/13..................20:22 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical...........................3/28/13..................20:24 N. Partin Dr...........................................Alarm activation.............3/29/13..................07:02 Coldwater Creek Cir............................Medical...........................3/29/13..................11:57 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical...........................3/29/13..................13:46 26th Street............................................Medical...........................3/29/13..................22:46 Niceville Ave.........................................Medical...........................3/29/13..................23:45 Bahia Vista Dr......................................Medical...........................3/30/13..................04:11 Kelly Road............................................Outside trash fire............3/30/13..................04:24 Cedar Ave.............................................Medical...........................3/30/13..................11:29 SR 85....................................................Vehicle crash..................3/30/13..................14:20 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical...........................3/31/13..................09:07 E. John Sims Pkwy..............................Medical...........................3/31/13..................14:49 Evans Street.........................................Medical...........................3/31/13..................16:03 Weekly Safety Tip: Test smoke detectors every month, following the manufacturer s directions, and replace batteries twice a year when you change your clocks or whenever a detector chirps to signal a low battery. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from March 25, 2013 through March 31, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Olde Post Rd..............................No incident found.................3/25/13.....................01:00 Pine Street..................................Medical..................................3/25/13.....................05:33 White Point Rd............................Medical..................................3/25/13.....................10:11 Rosewood Way..........................Dispatched & cancelled.......3/25/13.....................15:43 Commercial Dr............................False alarm...........................3/25/13.....................17:05 E. Rosewood Way......................Public service assist.............3/26/13.....................03:34 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................3/26/13.....................14:10 Parkside Cir.................................Public assist..........................3/26/13.....................14:59 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................3/26/13.....................23:39 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................3/27/13.....................08:04 S. Cedar Ave...............................Dispatched & cancelled.......3/27/13.....................12:27 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical..................................3/27/13.....................13:12 Ida Coon Cir................................Medical..................................3/28/13.....................11:52 N. White Point Rd.......................Medical assist.......................3/29/13.....................15:43 Hwy. 20 East...............................Dispatched & cancelled.......3/29/13.....................17:44 Parkside Cir.................................Medical..................................3/30/13.....................17:08 N. White Point Rd.......................Dispatched & cancelled.......3/31/13.....................11:24 Hickory Ave.................................Dispatched & cancelled.......3/31/13.....................15:21 N. White Point Rd.......................Dispatched & cancelled.......3/31/13.....................18:37 Bay Drive....................................Medical..................................3/31/13.....................19:05 Visit northbayfd.org for more information. With Mini Dental Implants your Dentist can provide you with a simple, gentle, non-surgical procedure to replace your missing teeth. Restore the attractiveness of your smile at a much lower cost than the larger older style implants. Smile with confidence in one short visit! Call Today!Replace a few teeth instantly!GULFCOASTDENTALSteven G. Robinette, DDS (850) 897-9600 4566 Hwy 20 East Ste 108 Niceville, FL 32578 www.gulfcoastdental.com Like uson FACEBOOK Travis M. 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street in the Rocky Bayou Country Club area. The company, which has an exclusive contract to pick up garbage and recyclables in Niceville, also delivered such carts to 40 homes on Black Bear Circle, the only street in the new Swift Creek Preserve development, west of North Partin Drive. As elsewhere in Niceville, the test neighborhoods receive garbage pickup service twice a week and recycling pickup once a week. The schedule for the pilot program will remain the same. The only aspect that has changed is the switch from the familiar blue 18-gallon recycling bin to the 96gallon cart, which is the same size as a convential garbage cart. Waste Management has recorded the "set-out" rates of garbage and recycling for the test neighborhoods in the past month. After 90 days, the company will compare the amount of materials recycled before and during the program. This information, along with the results of a survey of participants, will be provided to the city council for consideration of a decision whether to expand the program to other neighborhoods. One possible drawback is that homeowners have to find room for the new carts, in effect doubling the space they must dedicate to waste storage. The 96-gallon recycling carts, which, excepting the yellow lid, look like current green plastic Waste Management garbage carts, have instructions on what can be recycled printed on their lids. Waste Management spokeswoman Domenica Farmer said the program's purpose is to increase the amount of recyclables set out for pickup, with a corresponding decline in sanitary-landfill usage for disposal of garbage. She said the program has worked well in other counties served by the company. According to Farmer, 80 percent of the items Waste Management customers throw away are actually recyclable. Farmer said the 96-gallon carts could be picked up by a truck's automated arm if the program is eventually implemented, but in the pilot program it will be picked up using a rear-loading truck with tippers. The recycling and garbage will be picked up by separate trucks, though could possibly be picked up on the same day, Farmer said. Pat Whitaker, a route manager for Waste Management, said he believes participants in the pilot program will respond positively to the new bins because of the extra space for recyclables they provide, along with the convenience of wheeling the cart instead of carrying a bin to the street. Waste Management will present results of the test to the Niceville City Council, which will decide whether to specify the larger cans for all city garbage customers. City Clerk Dan Doucet said the new carts will cost around $50 each, and if the program is adopted citywide, the cost to Waste Management for Niceville's 5,000 customers would be around $250,000. It was not immediately clear whether the company would bear the cost, or whether customer fees would rise. CANSFrom page A-1 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 THEBAYBEACONWednesday, April 3, 2013 Page A-5 Northwest FloridaState College An Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Institutionwww.nwfsc.eduInfo: 729-6084Day Student Services Center, Rooms 132-133, Niceville Campus Vo Vo l u V D ay ay u n t e t y e e r y Student Services Center, Rooms 10:00 a.m. … 1:00 p.m. 1 d s r u h T y ville Campus Nice ev Student Services Center, Rooms 10:00 a.m. … 1:00 p.m. r p A y y, a d ville Campus 3, 3 2-1 3 Student Services Center, Rooms 10:00 a.m. … 1:00 p.m. h t 1 l 1 i r ville Campus S K C O S I n f o : 7 2 2 7 : o f n I 2 9 6 0 8 4 6 9 2 www.nwfsc.edu www.nwfsc.edu An Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Institution www.nwfsc.edu An Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Institution CHELCO Annual Meeting 2013All CHELCO members are invited to attendSaturday, April 20, 2013 9 a.m. until noon Business Meeting at 11 a.m.CHELCO Operations Center 723 US Hwy 331 N DeFuniak Springs, FL Officer Reports Entertainment Refreshments Prizes Election Results Fun for the kids too!CHELCO All CHELCO members are invited to attend l M l l e M l l M al M l l ua a l M l b er ar e rs CHELCO COmembersare a Annual M M ee M n inv i in t M et Me i t ti g gd e n g in i in M Mee M M M n e i M ti in ng g t M M giid oa dto a e a o einvitedtoatten ng ting ng g Meeting 20 d nd 013 All CHELCO members are invited to attend P n R e e s R n s h ice n n R n En n nt r n en fr Re m Re m m efr i efr ef e e ef R P fice ic c R ff es i R Re R Re R ep n e o n R R su Re E E ection En e e me En E R R fi nt Election E E n n R R R R Re Re es su u e R Resu i r s ar e r R t a a CO members are Election Resu a Rep ert Pi a a in inme sh es hme eshme en p fr efr Rep Ref f cer e Of nterta Entertainme Rep R po r r cer Officer r r r ic n s ts t n nt s ts e nt t t en en u u ul n nt t a e in n ei ul te a ed to a a e a t e invited to atten ults ent nts ent orts All CHELCO members are invited to attend F F F F F 1 a.m. Business Meeting at 1 9 a.m. until noon April 20, 2013 Saturday r u t P o r un t Fu Fu F d F u or fo t t t for th ze r k P P fo un h th d 1 a.m. April 20, 2013 the kid r r e rizes Fun for r r r P Prizes zes t o t d d t d o d DeFuniak Springs, FL 723 US Hwy 331 N CHELCO Operations Center ds too! DeFuniak Springs, FL 723 US Hwy 331 N CHELCO Operations Center THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith Chris Davis, 26, Niceville, military Chris Carter, 31, Niceville, real estate “God s plan is for a man and a woman to be united in marriage. Therefore as a Christian, that s what I believe.” “Everybody has their own right to choose.” Karra Graber, 35, Niceville, CNA “I believe you should marry whomever you wish. Whether it s man man, woman woman, or whatever, we shouldn t judge.”What do you think about state and federal laws recognizing marriage as between one man and one woman?Allison Sewell 40, Niceville, stay-home mom Location: Niceville Easter Egg Dash Gail Waller, Niceville, branch office administrator Norma Doria, 28, Niceville, communications officer “As a Christian, I think marriage should be between one man and one woman, but the government should not have anything to do with it.” “I just think people should be happy with whatever they need to do.” “It s between individual people and God. It s not up to us to judge.” What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subj ect" field.

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Check out the newest restaurant in town! Located at 142 N. Palm Blvd across from the high school, Philly Station Cheesesteaks & More serve great Philly Cheesesteaks on your choice of honey wheat or Amoroso white bread straight from Philly. A variety of vegetables and cheese truly gives you the chance to make it your way. Choose from the Authentic, Pizza, Boom Boom, Greek or Bomb, each starts with thinly sliced and freshly cooked in the restaurant rib eye steak, seasoned to perfection. Of course the chicken lover is not forgotten. You may exchange the steak for chicken on any cheesesteak and just like the steak the chicken is cooked in the restaurant rather than cooked and shipped in frozen from a warehouse. Deli meat lovers have a choice of smoked ham, smoked turkey, salami, pepperoni and bacon. The meats are sliced fresh daily and the bacon is cooked right on our flat top grill. Pick your veggies and top it with your favorite cheese and you will have the start to a delicious meal. Our unique pretzel melt sandwich is definitely a one of a kind! Complete your meal with a side item or salad. Offerings include waffle fries with a variety of seasonings such as Old Bay or cajun. Sweet potato fries, jalapeno poppers, cheese fries, mozzarella sticks, breaded mushrooms and onion rings complete the deep fried selections. Utz brand chips, another proud Philly product, rounds out the side items. Salads all start with chopped romaine lettuce and your choice of steak or chicken. Customize it with your veggie favorites and cheese, giving you a well-rounded meal. Dont forget the drinks! Choices include fountain or bottle Cocacola products, Gold Peak teas and our own homemade strawberry-raspberry lemonade. Delivery is available from the Rocky Bayou Bridge to the Eglin gate and all points inbetween. Call ahead for a pick up order and it will be ready when you arrive. Of course you may dine in the restaurant and enjoy TV while eating. We also cater large or small events and deliver right to your door. Our full menu is online at Phillystationflorida.com and our phone number is 850-7292323, for delivery or pick up. Managing partner, Bill Moore, is available to make sure you get the best service and product experience around. We look forward to seeing your soon.Advertising Feature Philly Station Cheesesteaks & MoreA taste of Philly comes to Niceville DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!For only $105.95 a week for 11 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool.ADD ONE OR BOTH OF OUR MILITARY PAPERS AT HALF PRICE! A A L L L L A A R R O O U U N N D D T T H H E E T T O O W W N N The Beacons ALL AROUND THE TOWN is one of the best read advertising sections available. It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 11 colorful well-designed ads. Each week customers will tell you all about it. Call 678-1080 today! Note: Mail subscriptions are often delayed in the mail. Subscriptions are nonrefundable.Please send coupon and payment to: The Bay Beacon, 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL 32578. For more information, contact The Bay Beacon at (850) 678-1080 or info@baybeacon.com.Price includes any applicable sales tax.Name: Phone: Address*: Payment (for 1 year) ......................$104.00The Beacon by m ai l Weekly mail delivery is available by subscription. Just co mp lete th i s for m and re turn i t w i th your check!*U.S. and APO addresses only. and GENERAL REPAIR Brakes • Water Pumps Timing Belts • Struts/Shocks We Now Have General MotorsFACTORY SCAN TOOLfor Dealer Diagnostic Zen master, guard dog, & welcoming committee“TONY” • Expert, Certified Techs • Quality Parts • Detailed Estimates • Friendly Service(850)729-6629 SPECIALIS T S IN MEMORY CARE 2300 North Partin Drive, Niceville, FL 32578 SUPERIORRESIDENCESofNicevilleDo you know someone dealing withAlzheimers orDementia? We can help!Call today to schedule a visit with our Senior Solutions Director!(850) 897-2244Assisted Living Respite Stays Day Stays 24 Hour Nurses On-SiteA ss i s ted Living # AL11712 Hair Styling Hi/Low Lites Shades • Hair ColorPerms Pravana Perfection Smooth Out101 John Sims Pkwy. NicevilleTues-Fri 9-6 • Sat 8-2Evening Appointments Upon Request We carry RedKen Color and Products Kenra Haircare Products Full Service Hair For Ladies &Men Full Service Hair For Ladies &MenCall Today! 678-1977 389-4611 Lic. # CAC058469 *not to be combined with any other offer(normally $99) 10% OFF MULCH PURCHASEWith COUPON expires April 30,2013Residential Customers only -1 per addressKodiak Tree Service Ph. 279-6999 418 Government Ave Hwy 85 in Valparaiso, FL 279-6999FULL Tree Service *MULCH*Applying a 2” 4” layer of MULCH: Helps prevent germination -reduces the need for weeding! Retains moisture in the ground --reduces watering needs! Most importantly...makes your flower beds LOOK GOOD! Now is a great time to mulch your yard! 143 S. John Sims Pkwy. • Valparaiso ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 729 -3300 CARING FOR FAMILIES -NEWBORN TO ADULTEMERALD COAST FAMILY MEDICINE• Internal Medicine • Pediatrics • Preventive Care • Sport/school Physicals • Immunizations Dr. T. Castaneda, M.D.Board Certified Family Physician WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENTMost Insurances Accepted • Crowns & Bridges • Fillings & Partials • Dentures • Root Canals • Extractions • Implants • Emergencies NOW OFFERING -• Botox• Juvederm • Invisalign• Conscious Sedation 897-4488 www.BluewaterBayDentist.com Merchant s Walk • Ste 101 • Nicev illeOlivier Broutin, D.M.D. Accepting New Patients *Minimum fee only for ADA code D9972OFFER EXPIRES 04/30/13 TEETH WHITENING$1 9 9* € PECAN CRUSTED CATCH OF THE DAYWhite fish, pan sauteed & crusted with chopped pecans. Topped with a honey cinnamon cream sauce. Served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley€ CHICKEN PICATTAPan sauteed chicken breast topped with a lemon caper cream sauce. Served with rice pilaf and vegetable medley€ BEEF TENDERLOIN MEDALLIONSTopped with a marsala mushroom demi glace, served with red skin mashed potatoes and vegetable medley€ FRIED GULF SHRIMPServed with french fries and cole slaw€ SHRIMP ETOUFFEESauteed bay shrimp in a classic etouffee sauce, served over rice pilaf HOURS: 10:45a m -9p m Su.T h. 10:45a m -9:30p m Fri. 11:30a m 9:30p m Sat. C a s u a l W a t e r f r o n t D i n i n g f e a t u r i n g S e a f o o d S t e a k & P a s t a $9954:30 pm-6:00 pm 7 Days a WeekEARLY BIRD SPECIALSNEW 124 John Sims Parkway, Valparaiso (Just past Angels Are Us)€ 678-2805www.TheBoatHouseLanding.com WE DELIVER!*Minimum delivery amount applies.142 N. PALM BLVD. 850-729 -2323Across from Niceville High School & Ruckel Middle School. Next to Tom Thumb. AUTHENTIC PHILLY CHEESESTEAKSPretzel Melts, Deli Sandwiches, Salads, Sides & More CHEESESTEAK COMBO Not valid on delivery. Must present coupon. Expires 05/01/2013. $949Large$599SmallCHEESESTEAK, WAFFLE FRIES & FOUNTAIN DRINK Philly Station is conveniently located at the intersection of Partin Drive and Palm Boulevard in Niceville, where you can eat-in, take-out, or have it delivered right to your door. Deli Sandwiches Deli Sandwiches Pretzel Melts Pretzel Melts Waffle Fries Waffle Fries Philly Cheesesteaks Philly Cheesesteaks For more information and a trial round, contact Andy Potter, Club Manager and PGA Professional 850-678-3270 x4, apotter@rockybayoucc.com. Visit our website at www.rockybayoucc.com. JOININGFEESWAIVEDMEMBERSHIPSforall “OUR REPUTATION IS TRAINING QUALITY BEAUTY PRACTITIONERS WHO LEARN THE MOST MODERN TECHNIQUES.” www.beautyschoolsokaloosa.com 864 W. 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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Alan Ritchson, a 2001 Niceville High School graduate, is continuing to expand his already impressive acting resume. Ritchson, 29, recently completed filming for a guest spot on an episode of the CBS series "Hawaii Five-0" slated to air April 15. Ritchson, who has had recurring roles on shows such as Spike TV's "Blue Mountain State" and WB's "Smallville," said filming a single episode of a series was a unique and rewarding experience. "This was a cool opportunity to explore a new character," Ritchson said. "'Hawaii Five-0 is a legendary show, and this a great experience to be able to bring something to it and observe the styles of everyone working on the show." Ritchson said his appearance on the show occurs in a flashback plot in which he portrays the Navy SEAL friend of the show's main character, Steve McGarrett. Ritchson has also recently added a few impressive film roles to his acting reel. He recently finished production on "Catching Fire," the newest installment of the "Hunger Games" movies series, scheduled for release in November. He portrays Gloss, who participates against the movie's protagonist in a fight-to-the-death survival game broadcast for public entertainment. Ritchson's next role is the largest of his career this far. He began filming Monday on "Ninja Turtles," a movie remake of the cartoon series. Ritchson will play Raphael, one of the four titular reptiles. He will portray the role through motion capture, a process in which an actor wears a suit covered in motion sensors and a digital image is superimposed over the actor's movements. Ritchson will also provide the character's voice. "This is going to be an interesting experience," Ritchson said of the massive production, scheduled for release by Paramount Pictures June 6, 2014. "Any time you get to be a part of something this big it's an incredible opportunity. It's going to be an exciting six months.”By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Meredith L. McQuagge understands what it means to thrive under adversity. In 2008 she was serving a tour in Iraq providing security for convoy vehicles at Tallil Airbase, Baghdad. On July 5th a 105mm rocket exploded too close, peppering her face and head with shrapnel. She suffered third degree burns to her neck and damage to her teeth and mouth. A sizable piece of shrapnel barely missed lacerating her carotid artery by a mere inch. Lucky as she was to be alive, she did not escape unscathed. The traumatic events from that day continues to effect her to this day in the form of memory losses, debilitating headaches and vertigo. McQuagge was well decorated for her sacrifice. She received a Meritorious Honor Award along with members of her platoon. Individually she received, among others, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Purple Heart Army Achievement Medal. Because of her Purple Heart she was qualified to join the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 811 where she found others with similar experiences. “Being in combat really changes a person and only those who have been there truly understand what it is like and how after you return, the world is never the same. I enjoy being a part of an organization who strives to see that veterans are recognized for their service and are remembered.” she said. An active member of her chapter, McQuagge served as the Finance Officer and as Senior Vice Commander. On March 16 McQuagge was recognized for her dedicated service by being elected as the first female Chapter Commander in the State of Florida. “To the best of my knowledge she’s only the second woman ever to be awarded Chapter Commander.” Says William “Bill” Everett, Region IV Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. A resident of Valparaiso, McQuagge continues to serve by working with veteran service organizations and as a member of the Individual Ready Reserve. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n ee s s d d a a y y , A A p p r r i i l l 3 3 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 J oin us for a one-day educational and energizing conference to help women achieve balance and success in life, work and health. Hear dynamic presentations and panel discussions by physicians and womens health experts. Learn how to increase your resilience, eat better, lead a more balanced life, and improve your relationships, communications, and “nancial wellness. inspiration and empowerment for a healthier youFriday, April 12, 8:00 AM … 4:00 PM Northwest Florida State College Costa Leadership Institute € Niceville Register TODAY for only $20 at www.WomenOnWellness.org or call 850-729-6880 Includes a FREE one-year h2u membership. William “Bill” Everett, Region IV Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, congratulates Meredith L. McQuagge on her election as the first female Chapter Commander of MOPH in the State of Florida.Military Order of the Purple Heart gets first female commander Alan Ritchson (left) in character for a guest appearance on an episode of the CBS series "Hawaii Five0," scheduled to air April 15. Ritchson, a Niceville High School graduate, was recently cast as one of the leads in the Paramount Pictures movie "Ninja Turtles."NHS grad to appear in CBS show, cast in major movie Coming soon to COASTALSKINSURGERY& DERMATOLOGY David C. AdamsMD, FAAD, FACMS Brittain F. KulowMD, FAAD Nicholas G. PapajohnMD, FAAD Elizabeth A. ClarkMD, FAAD Katherine JamesPA-C Larry WeidellPA-C Danielle HortonPA-CSPECIALIZING IN: Medical, Surgical & Cosmetic DermatologyOFFERING: • Same Day appointments • Fellowship-trained mohs surgery • skin & facial rejuvenation Call today for your appointment!850-654-3376www.CoastalSkinSurgery.com4400 Highway 20, Ste 410 Niceville, FL (Merchants Walk) Bluewater Bay!Now accepting appointments for the Niceville/Blu ewater Ba y location for Dr. Clark, Dr. Kulow, Dr. Papajohn, and Katherine James, PA-C VOTED B ESTDermatology Practice on the Emerald Coast

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, April 3, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Call or visit usPOWELL AGENCY, INC.Complete Insurance Service110 N. Partin Drive  Niceville  678-2514 From the moment she was born I promised to love her, to protect her from all the monsters under her bed, and to support her and all her dreams. From the moment she was born I promised that I would always provide for her, no matter what. That’s why I bought Life Insurance, because from the moment I held her I wanted to secure her future in case I couldn’t always be there for her. Because it’s not about my life, it’s about hers. MULLISEYEINSTITUTEDarren Payne, MDBoard Certified Eye Surgeon & Cataract SpecialistNO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our office policy that the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other services, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for any free, discounted fee or reduce d fee service, examination or treatment.Dr. Darren Payne’s Smart lens Procedure can produce clear vision without eye glasses at all distances (close up, far away, & in between )Call Today at:Niceville Location 115 Bailey Dr. • 678-5338Crestview Location 930 N. Ferdon Blvd. • 682-5338 Call for a Smart Lens Evaluation with Dr. Darren Payne Need Eye Glasses to Read?Smart LensesSM ACE of the monthBrittany Dunn, daughter of Tom and Susie Dunn of Niceville, was selected as the Niceville Exchange Club s Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (ACE) of the Month. She was honored at the club s March 12 meeting, held at La Rumba s in Niceville. Brittany is a senior at Rocky Bayou Christian School and hopes to go on to Northwest Florida State College next year. A hole in one11 year old Lauren Miller from Niceville had her 1st Hole In One at the Pensacola Country Club during an Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tournament. First rate spellerOn Friday, March 8, Rocky Bayou Christian School students grades 1 to 8, participated in the ACSI Spell Bee at East Hill Christian Academy in Pensacola, Fl. Pictured is Dominic Mahoney, a 5th grader who finished 2nd in the overall competition. He is eligible to participate in the state spell bee March 22, in Dunedin, Fl. Rocky Bayou adds it upOn Saturday, March 9, Rocky Bayou Christian School, Aletheia Christian Academy and Washington County Christian School participated in the annual ACSI Math Olympics competition, held at RBCS. Pictured are Rocky Bayou students grades 3-8 and Elementary Principal, Mrs. Denise Bowers. Third grade students with ribbons are Joe Hudson 2nd, Elle Street 3rd, Trey Toups 5th and Keilana Quilit 5th. Fourth grade winners were Amanda Brannon 3rd and Tres Vance in 5th. Fifth grade winners were Alyssa Fredmonsky 1st, Wyatt Kirkpatrick 3rd, Vivian Mitchell 4th, Tyler Phillips 5th and Gideon Riches 5th. Sixth grade winners were Lydia Turner 2nd, Nick Bowers 2nd, Dylan Rodriguez 3rd and Jenna Lewis 4th. Seventh grade winners were Mary Brannon 1st, Devon Lewis 2nd, Hannah Augustin 3rd, Elisha Daughtry 3rd and Elizabeth Mackey 3rd. Eighth grade winners were Charis Allen 1st, Ariel Schesniak 1st, Ben Esses 2nd, Jin Kim 3rd and Lexi Kirkpatrick 4th. Lewis School honor choir selectedFourteen 5th graders were selected to represent Lewis School in this year s Twin Cities Honor Choir. The concert was Tuesday, March 19 and featured singers from Niceville and Valparaiso s schools. They are Astrid Chojnowski, Cassie Christ, Emma Conley, La Raina Courtoy, April Dutollo, Alexis Ellis, Katelynn Hemenway, Natalie Henry, Tre Hutchings, Sebastian Limo, Christian Schwartz, Kylie Szostek, Gabe Tobia and Valery Whitfield. First place for regional science fairRocky Bayou Christian School is pleased to announce the results of the recent Regional Science Fair. Junior Connor Lynch tied for first place in Senior Energy and Transportation with his project entitled, “Back to the Future: Exploiting Active Laminar Flow Control to Improve Wing Efficiency”. He won the United States Army Award outstanding project award, the United States Air Force Award for outstanding engineering projects, has been invited to I-Sweep, and is the alternate for the International Science and Engineering Fair. Junior Stefan Makarov and Senior Jessica Sandlin won first place in the Team Category with their project entitled, “Sound Defense for the F-35 at Eglin AFB”. All three will be attending the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair on March 26– 28, at theLakeland Center, in Lakeland, Florida. Melody Zargari wins Miss NHSMelody Zargari was recently crowned Miss Niceville High School for 2013. The Runner Ups were 1 st Madison Booth, 2 nd Ashley Meyer, and 3 rd, Kalyn Worsham. Additional awards went to Cassie Roby as People s Choice, Meggie McCormick for Miss Sash, Genevieve Thompson for Miss GPA, Rebekah Frisbee for Miss Congeniality, Kiera Welch for Miss Talent, Mackenzie Kidd for Miss Evening Gown and Alayna Nixon for Miss Interview.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Lewis Band superior for five yearsThe Lewis Band earned all superior ratings from the Florida Bandmasters Association judges at the yearly Music Performance Assessment held on March 14th at Ft. Walton Beach High School. All superior is the highest rating possible and means the band was graded at an “A” level from each of the judges in both stage performance and sight reading. Since this is the band s 5th consecutive year to earn superior ratings, Lewis will also be presented with the FBA 5 Year Superior Award in January. Dancers perform for St. Patrick sStudents from the Drake Irish Dance School in Fort Walton Beach perform at Resurrection Catholic Church and Westwood Retirement Home in honor of St. Patrick s Day. The four dancers are residents of Niceville and attend Ruckel Middle School. Pictured is Colleen Simpson (6th), Chloe Kokenes (6th), Eve Glenn (7th) and Caitlyn Hart (8th). Bain brothers bring home first placeAdler and Major Bain recently took home first place team honors when they competed in the 2013 Florida State Men s Gymnastics Championship in Clearwater, Florida. Art is alive at LewisOn February 19th Lewis School held an Arts Alive Event sponsored by the Oval Art program in conjunction with Open House. Student artwork was displayed throughout the school and Oval Art volunteers led hands-on art activities for the students to work on that night. Pictured here is Oval Arts volunteer Elizabeth Bartlett with Fiona Nolan (left) and Charlie Olson, Ramzi Hamilton, and Carter Olson (right) working on a picture. Altard State | Billabong | Brooks Brothers Country Club | Cantina Laredo Gourmet Mexican Restaurant | Chicos Cocos by M. Cline | Donna Burgess Gallery | Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | J.Crew-at-the-beach | LOCCITANE Mitchells Fish Market | The Orvis Company | P.F. Changs China Bistro | Tommy Bahamas Restaurant, Bar & Store Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar (Opening Summer 2013) | The Wine Bar | Wine World | And MoreOVER 30 STORES AND RESTAURANTS INCLUDING:grandboulevard.com NO E W STAT E N E ENJOY TH EE CR S 10 A DŽ IG B -ART CIN E -OF-TH MOVI E ULTIMAT NS ITORIUM D U A M E -ART CIN X E E MOVI R E GIST E R AN D OO F VATION D O D WAR E R YOUR RAG E V E ULT B AD D AN O B LU C INING VATION D AT CARMIK D S CAR D S E RAG FF O S.COM D WAR E R E AT CARMIK S.COM grandboulevard.com 30 STORES ER OV Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar (Opening Summer 2013) | Mitchells Fish Market Donna Burgess Gallery | Cocos by M. Cline Billabong | Altard State grandboulevard.com INCL RANTS U RESTA AND Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar (Opening Summer 2013) P.F. Changs China Bistro | The Orvis Company Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | Donna Burgess Gallery Brooks Brothers Country Club | Billabong : DING U INCL Wine World | The Wine Bar | Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar (Opening Summer 2013) Tommy Bahamas Restaurant, Bar & Store | P.F. Changs China Bistro J.Crew-at-the-beach | Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Cantina Laredo Gourmet Mexican Restaurant | Brooks Brothers Country Club And More | Wine World Tommy Bahamas Restaurant, Bar & Store LOCCITANE | J.Crew-at-the-beach Chicos | Cantina Laredo Gourmet Mexican Restaurant

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FREE Chair Yoga classes Starting April 3 there will be free yoga classes for those with Multiple Sclerosis Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. at Johnson Chiropractic Clinic 600 E. John Sims Parkway. For info, contact instructor Candace Miller at (812) 599-2887. Supported through a grant from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Blood drive this week Blood drives in the Niceville area this Thursday April 4 at Niceville City Hall, 204 N Partin Drive from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jobs Plus networking group Jobs Plus is partnering with the Niceville and Valparaiso Chambers of Commerce to host a networking event to be held on Thursday, April 4 from 3-5 p.m. for Emerald Coast professionals. Event will be held at the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce at 1055 E John Sims Pkwy. Rocky Bayou luau Free food, live music, free hula lessons will be available for prospective and current families interested in learning what Rocky Bayou’s Destin campus offers. A group campus tour will be offered as part of the event, so please come out enjoy the festivities and learn of the great opportunities available to K5 – 6 th graders. Aloha shirts and Hawaiian attire encouraged but not required. The luau will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 3-6 p.m. at Rocky Bayou Christian School’s Destin Campus at 201 Beach Dr. Please call the Destin campus at 837-7247 for more information and to RSVP as space is limited. Annual Cobia Tournament The Bluewater Bay Marina will hosts its 18th Annual Cobia Tournament April 1-30. There will be a small boat division, 29 feet and under, and an open division, 30 feet and above. To register contact the marina at frontdesk@bwb-marina.com or 897-2821. Sponsorships are available. There will be a captain’s meeting and awards dinner at LJ Schooners Dockside Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Bluewater Bay. Audubon Society meeting The Audubon Society will hold its free, public, monthly meeting April 4, 7 p.m., 6:30 p.m. refreshments, in Room 132, Student Services Center, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. Walt Spence will present a program on his award-winning bird photography featuring both his recent work and that of his photo-paddling buddy, Douglas Buck. Contact Walt Spence at 582-7064. Early release movie day The Valparaiso Community Library will host an early release movie day on April 4, 1:30 p.m., at the library. The featured movie will be “Rise of the Guardians” and popcorn will be served. Traveling Eagles golf tourney The 2013 Traveling Eagles golf tournament will take place April 5, noon registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start, at the Bluewater Bay Country Club. The cost is $350 for a team, $90 for an individual. Register at www.trav elingeagles.com Safe Haven Horse Rescue Safe Haven Horse Rescue Center will hold its annual celebration on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain date will be Sunday, April 7. Activities for the whole family are planned. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. with $5 lunch of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs including chips and soft drink. Children 6 years and under receive a free lunch. Gate admission for adults is $5 (free to children 6 and under), which includes entry into the door prize drawings. For a beautiful weekend ride in the country, head to 8321 Stokes Rd., Laurel Hill, behind Gene Clary Park. Call 685-8417 for more information. Rodeo fundraiser The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast and the Professional Cowboy Association Bo Campbell Productions will host a rodeo fundraiser April 5-6, 5:30 p.m., at the Freeport Sports Complex in Hammock Bay. There will be riding, roping, and racing from cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country. Participants can sign up for rodeo events, such as bareback, saddle bronco riding, calf roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, breakaway and team roping. There will be food available for purchase from Nick’s Seafood and 4 C’s BBQ. Kids can enjoy face painting, rodeo games and clowns. The proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast. Purchase tickets for adults at $12, and $6 for children under 12 at bgcecrodeo.eventbrite.com. Contact Yvonne Freeman at 2174007 or yvonnefreeman@cox.net. Museum education program The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida will host “Home School Fridays and Hands on History Saturdays” education program April 5 and 6, 10 a.m.-noon, on “Wagons, boats and oxen,” at the museum, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. The program is for grades K-6 and for home school families on Friday and for families of the general public on Saturday. The cost is $7 per child, or $5 for museum family members. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Contact 678-2615. Young girls seminar The New Life Christian Ministries of Niceville will host a free “Pretty Girl S.W.A.G.,” strength, wealth and adoration for God, seminar April 6, 10 a.m.-noon, at 130 North Partin Drive, Niceville. The event is open to girls ages 7-18 and lunch will be served. Contact the church to register at 729-0733. Boy Scout-O-Rama The Cub and Boy Scout Scout-ORama Survivor 2013 will be held April 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Uptown Station, Fort Walton Beach. There will be free games, demonstrations, crafts and community booths. Kids can enjoy inflatable with purchase of an armband for $7 per person or $8 at the door, families are $20 and $25 at the door. There will be information booths for the Cub and Boy Scout units, a 911 station, EMS Ambulance, Eglin Fire Department and more. For more information go to Gulfcoastcouncil.org, the Choctawhatchee District page. Biophilia trail day Experience nature Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the E.O. Biophilia Center at 4956 State Hwy 20 East Freeport. Call 8351824 for more information. CBMC Duo-piano concert The Choctaw Bay Music Club will present its 22nd annual duopiano concert April 7, 3 p.m., in Tyler Recital Hall, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. The program will feature a variety of selections performed on two new Yamaha grand pianos. Performers will be members of the club. A donation of $5-$10 is requested at the door and following the program a reception will be held at 204 Ruckel Dr., Niceville. Contact Karen LeGrand at 664-6569. Democrats meet The Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday April 9 at Democratic Headquarters, 60 2nd Street [suite 305 in Shalimar. A social hour will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call Darlo Kiely at 609-3367 Twin Cities seniors meet Celebrate Easter on April 11 at 1 p.m. with other seniors. There will be an Easter hat contest. Entre provided, please bring a covered dish to share. Fifty plus welcome. For more info please call 543-0869 BWB Garden Club meeting The Bluewater Bay Garden Club will host its monthly meeting April 11, 9:30 a.m., at the Bluewater Bay Clubhouse, Bluewater Bay Boulevard, Niceville. Maria Wilson, senior forester, will give a presentation on managing trees for Florida years to come. New members and guests are welcome, contact Karen Williams at 897-5560. United Way fundraiser Carrabba’s Italian Grill will host a cooking class to benefit United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties April 12, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at the restaurant, 10562 U.S. Highway 98, Sandestin. Carrabba’s Chef Paul will demonstrate Italian dishes featuring food samples, a complimentary glass of wine, a raffle and recipes to take home. Tickets are $45 per person. Seating is limited and registration is required. Contact Ronda Davenport at 243-0315 or rondad@united-way.org. Ruckel cheer clinic Ruckel Middle School cheerleaders will host a cheerleading clinic for girls K-6 grade April 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Ruckel Middle School gymnasium. Participants will learn jumps, dance, cheers and chants. Grades 4-6 will participate in a mock tryout and receive a critique sheet to help improve their skills. The cost is $25 by April 1, and $35 until April 13. Contact rmscheer@ymail.com for more information. Dance Facets 2013 The Northwest Florida State College presents the annual dance concert, Dance Facets 2013, featuring original works and choreography April 12 and 13, 7:30 p.m., on the mainstage of the college’s Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. Dancers will perform original presentations featuring classical ballet, contemporary, and modern dance. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth, ages 18 and under. Purchase tickets at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org or contact the box office at 729-6000. All proceeds go to support the Frances Smith Herron Dance Endowment at NWFSC. Community Market Day The Niceville Community Guild will host its Niceville Community Market Day April 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in the parking lot behind Niceville City Hall. There will be crafters, garage sales, produce stands, fundraisers, food vendors, home businesses, and much more. Spaces are $15. Contact 678-7595 or Nicevillechristmas@cox.net to reserve a spot. Magnolia golf tournament The Bluewater Bay Ladies Golf Association presents the Magnolia Classic Golf Tournament April 24 and 25, 9 a.m. shotgun, at the Bluewater Bay Golf Course, Niceville. Registration forms can be found at your individual golf club and returned to Sara Helen Lowe, 4384 Hagen Ct., Niceville, by April 15. The cost is $120 per person and $240 per team. Includes play with cart, cocktail party, breakfast and lunch for both days, and prizes. Contact Sara Helen Lowe at 897-1977 or Drivinggal@aol.com. NWFSC Reads The Northwest Florida StateCollege will feature guest author Julianna Baggott during its annual literary event series, NWFSC Reads, April 15, 7 p.m., at the Sprint Theater, Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. Baggott will present an excerpt from her book, “ Fuse.” A reception and unveiling of the college’s literary journal, the Blackwater Review will be held immediately prior starting at 6 p.m., room 132 of the Student Services Center, Niceville. Doolittle Raiders signing The Doolittle Raiders will hold their 71st reunion April 17-20, in Fort Walton Beach. The surviving raiders will be at the Armament Museum for an interview/autograph session on Wednesday, April 17, 1-4 p.m., and April 19, 2-4 p.m. Books and posters will be available for sale from the reunion organizers. You may also purchase memorabilia from the AFAM Gift Shop to be autographed. For more information on community events go towww.fwbchamber.com/DoolittleRaide rs. Taste of North Bay fundraiser The second annual “Taste of North Bay” will take place April 25, 6 p.m., at the North Light Yacht Club, 113 John Sims Parkway West, Niceville. The event will benefit the Air Commando Association Foundation Endowment and That Others May Live Foundation. There will be culinary presentations by local chefs, tapas paired with wines, music, a guest speaker, silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $50 until April 18, then they will advance to $75. Register at www.aircommando.org/index.php?q =civicrm/event/info&id=37&reset=1 Contact Nic Dezinski at 226-1561. Doolittle Exhibit opening The Northwest Florida State College will kick off its anniversary celebration with a free, public assembly April 17, doors open at 8 a.m., ceremony 9 a.m., at the Raider’s Arena at the college, Niceville. The event will feature the dedication and opening of a permanent Doolittle Raiders historical exhibit in the lobby of the arena. Three of the surviving WWII Doolittle Raiders crew members are scheduled to appear and will be honored by the college, which has used the Raiders name for its athletics mascot since the early 1960’s. The college will also feature a display of the Doolittle Raiders’ silver goblets. Church rummage sale Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church at 1200 Valparaiso Blvd. will hold a spring rummage sale Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. Filipino Food will be available Saturday only.Sale items will include electronics, house wares, furniture, appliances, kitchenware, books, clothing, jewelry, pictures and paintings, plants, bake sale, collectibles and a new item gift table. Donations accepted at the Parish Life Center Building, April 15-18. Proceeds benefit the parish building fund. For more information call 678-7813. RBCS Cinderella musical The Rocky Bayou Christian School drama presents Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella April 19 and 20, 7 p.m., at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale at the school in March and at the door. To donate or loan items contact the RBCS drama director Tom Hood at 678-7358 or hoodt@rbcs.org. 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com CALENDAR The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, April 3, 2013 THEBAYBEACON CHURCH DIRECTORY ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH and PRESCHOOL, ELCASunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Liturgical, 10:30 a.m. Praise Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided.St. Paul Preschool now enrolling for Fall 2013.1407 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville Phone: 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 IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org “Pointing The Way To Jesus” 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 Have fun helping horsesSafe Haven Horse Rescue Center will hold its annual celebration on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come enjoy the country music of keyboard artist Ed Tanza, visit the arts and crafts show or explore the new barn. There will be plenty of horses to pet and perhaps even take home from the Safe Haven Horse Rescue at 8321 Stokes Rd., behind Gene Clary Park in Laurel Hill.

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“Tootsie Roll” fund driveEach spring, the Knights of Columbus chapter at Christ Our Redeemer Church sponsor their local “Tootsie Roll” fund drive to raise money for several organizations in Okaloosa and Walton County. These organizations focus on helping those with intellectual disabilities. Friends of the Niceville LibraryWednesday March 20, Sterling House Bluewater Bay, a Brookdale Senior Living Assisted Living Community, hosted a luncheon for the Friends of the Niceville Library volunteers. Martha Hudson, Chairman, led the Friends of the Library as they honored one of our residents, Al Swihart, for his years of dedication and service to the Niceville Library. Please contact Martha Hudson at 729-4070 for more information on volunteer opportunities. Humanitarian award recipientsTwin Cities Hospital recently announced their recipients of the 2012 Dr. Frist Humanitarian Awards. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-6 Wednesday, April 3, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Want to learn to sail this summer? Want to learn to sail this summer? E E m m e e r r a a l l d d C C o o a a s s t t S S a a i i l l i i n n g g A A s s s s o o c c . S S u u m m m m e e r r S S a a i i l l i i n n g g C C a a m m p p s s w w ww w w . e e c c s s a a s s a a i i l l i i n n g g . c c o o m m Ages 8 to 17: Two Week Camp, Half Days Start Dates: June 10, June 24, & July 8 **Limited adult lessons available*** For on-line registration www.ecsasailing.com or callGeorge F. Goodall 862-7276 Party for St. Patrick sTwin Cities Woman s Club hosted a St. Paddy s Day Bingo at the Pavilion. Prizes were given to winners and refreshments were enjoyed by all. Left to right front row Patty Mixon, Jean Waite, Gail Weaver. Back row Tristyn Nichols, guest bingo caller, Virginia Crisafulli, Diane Ballard, Annie Fair, and Jeanee Barr, Activity Director. Goody baskets with a purposeSharing and Caring volunteers Gloria Price and David Conrad were on hand March 25 to receive a donation of 100 Easter baskets from Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church. The church congregation, inspired by the late Deacon Mike Carucci, has held the basket drive for several years as a way of making the children of Sharing and Caring happy during the Easter season. Each basket contains a tooth brush and tooth paste, along with Easter candies and toys. Among the volunteers who put together the baskets were Rhonda Wercinski, Sue Marco, Tom Okuly and Paul Dooley of Christ Our Redeemer; Maria Lewis of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church; Gary and Gloria Witkos of St. Jude s Episcopal Church. Additional assistance came from Christ Our Redeemer congregants, Tricia and Tina-Marie Zermeno. Yard of the month winnerNiceville Garden Club chose Walter Stevens yard at 118 Montrose Dr., Niceville, as Yard of the Month for April 2013. The Niceville Garden Club mets at 6:00 p.m. every 4th Tuesday of the month at the Niceville Public Library, 206 Partin Drive North Niceville. In Service Air Force Airman 1st Class Brittany N. McAnally graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. McAnally is the daughter of Sonya Slater of William Faulkner Drive, Niceville, Fla., and Michael McAnally of Chartwell Lane, Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas. She is a 2011 graduate of Niceville High School, Fla. A1C Brittany N. McAnally Moh’s Micrographic Surgery General Dermatology Evaluations Sun Damaged Skin Rejuvenation Laser Treatments, eMatrix Chemical Facial Peels4566 Hwy. 20 East, Suite 101, Niceville | COMING SOON to Crestview & Destinwww.DermSurgCtr.com • (850) 897-7546Dr. Scott Beals, D.O. F.A.A.D.Board Certified American Board of Dermatology ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS • SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE Hometown Quality! Hometown Service!Dr. Amanda BrenciBoard Certified Optometrist(850) 678-8876“Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18kComplete Eye ExamskDesigner FrameskContact LenseskEverything you need in one place! 1187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks) Need your glasses today? Come see us!• Designer frame collection • Repairs, adjustments • Prescription sunglasses • Sport glasses EYEWEAR UNLIMITED IN BUSINESS SINCE 1970 Charles Henriott, Optician • 35 years experience678-0099 678-6211 Come in & let us help you with a NEW LOOK! Frames starting at $20 & Up