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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: 04-10-2013
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Niceville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Valparaiso (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Niceville
United States of America -- Florida -- Okaloosa -- Valparaiso
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 22, 1992.
General Note: Description based on: May 11, 1994.
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Goodpaster Design Rendering of proposed $225,000 Eagle Ram Tennis Center at Ruckel Middle School. The eight-court complex would be open for public use, according to fundraisers. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Members of the Eagle Ram Tennis Center "Steering Committee" said they have raised $165,000 towards the estimated $225,000 necessary to begin construction on a new tennis facility in Niceville. Chris Poate, Niceville High School tennis coach and cochair of the committee, said the project is intended to give Niceville and Ruckel tennis teams a home facility. It will also be open to the public, he said. Poate said the original estimate of $300,000 for initial construction has gone down significantly thanks to in-kind work commitments from the City of Niceville and individuals such as Matt Parker of JP Engineering. Bruce Price, Niceville public works director, said that Reagan Huff, a member of the committee, approached him with a "wish list" of services the city might provide for the facility without charging. Price said the department tentatively agreed to some projects on the wish list, including demolition, grading and construction of underground conduits for a lighting system. Price said the projects could cost the city $1,000 for demolition and $2,000 to $3,000 for equipment rental, in addition to labor. He didn't request action by the council, but he said he will likely request approval from the council before making By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Okaloosa County may require increases in taxes on property, fuel and sales, along with more cuts to county staff and services, according to retiring County Administrator Jim Curry. The Okaloosa County Commission was scheduled to meet last night to begin its budget-setting process for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which will begin Oct. 1. In recommendations prepared for delivery to the commission, Curry stated that while the costs of county services continue to climb, revenue from property taxes, as well as other taxes and state aid, remains flat or even in decline, largely due to the stagnation which has afflicted the national and local economies since 2008. Curry’s budget recommendations for the coming year began with a recommendation to increase the county property tax millage rate: “Because of the current demand for new services, the increase in operating costs and unfunded 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 10, 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 COUNTY, page A-3 Please see VALP., page A-3 Police BlotterPage A-4County aide asserts need for tax hikesBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Valparaiso City Commission approved an ordinance April 8 on second and final reading that prohibits frontor side-yard fences in R-2 (residential multiple-family) zoning districts or zero-lot-line developments. The ordinance was drafted to keep people from constructing fences that would inadvertently obstruct their neighbor's access to their own property. Valparaiso City Administrator Carl Scott said many houses in Valparaiso are zero-lot-line developments, or developments where a structure has been placed along a boundary line. He said because of this, fences built on the front and side yards of these properties, if they run along the perimeter of the boundary, would run almost directly up against the adjacent house. This would make it impossible for the resident of the adjacent house to access his exterior side wall, which in some neighborhoods holds the house's energy meter. "On zero-lot-line property, you could build a Valp. votes fence limits Thurs., 9:30 a.m. Bluewater Bay Garden Club in Niceville will present guest speaker Marina Wilson, senior forester, to teach about managing Florida trees to last for years. Call 8975560 for details. Fri,. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. Dance Facets returns to the main stage at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville to present its annual dance concert 38 dancers will perform fourteen original dance presentations featuring a variety of dance styles. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for youth. Call 729-6000. Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Science Brothers will be exploring science using hands on experiments for all ages at the Biophilia Center, Center hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Center admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children. Call 835-1824. April 17, 8 a.m. Northwest Florida State College in Nicevillebegins its anniversary celebration with a free assembly for the public at the Raider’s Arena. Three of the surviving WWII Doolittle Raiders crewmembers are scheduled to appear. Calendar, B-3 COMING UP Mike Moore, owner of Gulf Star Contracting, the company hired by the Niceville Valparaiso Regional Sewer Board to maintain the board reclaimed water sprayfields, mows grass on the fields April 4. A decrease in the field's acreage to make room for the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector led the board to sign a less expensive contract with Moore for the next year. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville Valparaiso Regional Sewer Board extended its contract with Gulf Star Contracting, the contractor that oversees the board's reclaimed water sprayfield, until June 2014. Mike Moore, owner of Gulf Star Contracting, said the extension for his original contract was set to expire June 30. At a meeting April 3 in Niceville, the sewer board discussed some method of lowering maintenance expenditures because the sprayfield shrank from 280 acres to 230 acres in June 2012, when some land was taken for the new MidBay Bridge Connector highway. The sewer board owns and controls the Niceville Valpariaso Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility and its associated effluent sprayfield on Eglin land north of Niceville. Rick Helms, Niceville Valparaiso Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility manager, suggested the board reduce its payment to Gulf Star from $118,000 a year to something proportional to the smaller field size. Moore offered to continue his current tasks on the smaller fields for $95,113 a year, an offer which the board unanimously approved.Sewer authority makes hay while the sun shinesLess sprayfield mowing as effluent gets cleaner$165K raised for tennis center Spring temperatures and clear skies have brought people out of their houses to enjoy such activities as kayaking at Turkey Creek Park or, right, the scene at the Bluewater Bay Cultural Arts Festival, hosted Saturday by Bluewater Bay Marina. Marina owner Brett Hinely said that about 25 vendors set up booths at the festival, offering food and beverage tastings, live music, and assorted arts and crafts. Beacon photos by Mike GriffithWarming trend Please see TENNIS, page A-2 Please see SEWER, page A-2 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992

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Moore first signed a contract with the sewer board in 2002 for five years, with an option for a five-year extension, which the board picked up. Gulf Star employees maintain the sprayfields by tending to the plumbing of the sprinklers that spray reclaimed water onto the field, as well as by tending to the fences surrounding the field and maintaining the grass that grows on it. Grass is grown on the sprayfield to absorb unwanted nitrogen in wastewater from the sewagetreatment plant operated by the regional authority. Gulf Star cuts the grass and bales it as hay to sell for profit. Moore's company also mows along the sides and in the medians of state and federal highways in Santa Rosa, Bay and Calhoun counties. Moore said equipment used for those jobs is also used for mowing on the sprayfields. Moore stores this equipment on the sprayfield, rent free. Helms also noted that once upgrades to the wastewater facility are complete, the reclaimed water will contain significantly less nitrogen. From this fact, he surmised that the grass will not grow as much and will not need the degree of maintenance it now requires. The board decided to measure nitrogen levels in the reclaimed water after all upgrades have been completed sometime next year to determine if it would still make sense to pay someone to cut and bale the grass. Helms estimated that the sewer board could purchase the equipment necessary for mowing and hire laborers directly, instead of through a contractor, for about $71,000 per year. This does not include costs of baling and removing the grass. Helms said, due to the decrease in nitrogen, it may not be financially viable to bale and remove the grass. The $71,000 estimate assumes that mowed grass clippings would be left on the fields to decompose. At the meeting, Moore requested that the board allow him to propose another figure once the train upgrades are made and the board decides the scope of maintenance desired for the sprayfields. The sewage plant upgrades to remove nitrogen from reclaimed water are being made at a $5 million cost because the Florida Department of Environmental Protection deemed nitrogen levels in the water to be too high and thus harmful to the Okaloosa darter. A recent Loyola University study suggested that populations of the Okaloosa darter, a fish indigenous to Okaloosa and Walton counties listed as "threatened" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are lower in streams affected by the wastewater plant's reclaimed water than in unaffected streams. SEWERFrom page A-1an official commitment to the facility. Poate said the Ruckel and Niceville tennis teams currently use privately operated tennis courts at Bluewater Bay to practice and host matches. The new facility would be built on the northwest corner of the Ruckel Middle School campus near the intersection of Partin Drive and Palm Boulevard, and would feature eight courts, a concession stand and restrooms. The $225,000 for construction does not include the approximately $75,000 needed to construct lights for the courts. Lights will be added later when more money comes in. According to Poate, the committee is aiming for a groundbreaking sometime in May or June. Bill Smith, facilities director for the Okaloosa County School District, said tennis center committee members must prove funds for the project are secured before the school board can approve the building permit. Smith said the school board can approve the project, but the decision to make the facility open to the public is up to Ruckel, the school which will operate the facility. Ruckel Principal Debra Goolsby said having the facility open to the community is one of the project's primary goals. "We've never considered not letting the community use it," Goolsby said. Goolsby said the plan is to allow public access to the facility during after-school hours when there are no Niceville or Ruckel tennis practices or matches. Lisa Lewis, a committee spokeswoman, said the interscholastic tennis seasons generall run from late January to late March. She said practices at the facility would likely be held weekdays after school until around 4 p.m. Poate said all funds for the project so far have come from private donations, and the committee does not expect to receive money from the cash-strapped school system or taxpayers. Poate said if the committee can reach the $225,000 mark solely on private donations, it will not wait for an anticipated $40,000 grant from the U.S. Tennis Association to submit final plans for approval by the school board. The All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach gave $10,000, Poate said. Lewis said the committee has received many monetary commitments which are still outstanding. She said if all the outstanding commitments were paid, the committee would have the $225,000 necessary to present the project to the school board for approval. Poate said the committee members will still seek the USTA grant, and they will put it toward constructing lights if they receive it. Lewis said the fundraising campaign is similar to others around the country, as communities are stepping up to provide amenities that school systems cannot afford. The committee intends for affordable tennis lessons to be given during summers by professionals, Poate said. He believes getting more people involved in tennis will be good for the community. "Tennis is the fastest growing of the mainstream sports in the country right now," Poate said. "I believe a lot more people will play it at the new facility, and it will generally enhance the city of Niceville." The committee is offering many sponsorship opportunities to raise funds. The committee will offer sponsorship bricks for $100 for individuals and $500 for families that can be engraved with custom text. Larger donations will be permanently recognized at the facility, under silver (for a $1,000 donation), gold ($2,500) and platinum ($5,000) levels. A donation of $10,000 would allow the donor to name one of the facility's planned courts. Goolsby and former Niceville Principal Marcus Chambers signed a usage agreement for the joint facility in 2011. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-2 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACON TENNISFrom page A-1 No Bugs, A Cool Breeze and A Clear View Clear View Retractable Screens™ offer the most esthetic and practical window and door screening solutions that provide natural ventilation while maintaining an insect-free environment for the home. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Page A-3 mandates from the State, infrastructure and capital project delays, as well as, minimal anticipated increases in taxable valuation, staff recommends consideration by the Board of County Commissioners to increase the current rate of 3.2899 mills, countywide, and establish a higher target rate of 3.6249 mills," Curry's presentation stated. At the current rate of 3.2899 mills, Okaloosa County property owners pay about $3.29 for every $1,000 of appraised value to the county commission. For example, an owner whose house is assessed at $200,000, not counting homestead exemption or other discounts, would expect to pay $657.98 in property taxes to the county, not counting taxes levied by other entities such as cities or fire districts. At Curry’s proposed county millage rate of 3.6249 mills, that same homeowner would expect to pay $724.98. Curry also recommended that the commission consider increases in local option motor-fuels taxes, stating: “For purposes of any fuel tax considerations, an additional assessment would need to be imposed by July 1, 2013, to have an effective date of Jan. 1, 2014.” In a PowerPoint presentation accompanying his budget policy document, Curry suggested that Okaloosa County add a second local option fuel tax of between one and five cents a gallon. Curry also suggested that commissioners consider additional revenue sources, such as impact fees for new development. Curry recommended a 3 percent pay hike for county employees. This, Curry wrote, is necessary to help county employees keep up with inflation. He said that over the past six years, the average real value of county employee salaries after inflation is considered has taken a drop of about 10 percent. His figures did not appear to account for any changes in the value of fringe benefits such as medical insurance or deferred compensation (pension) expenses also borne by taxpayers. Curry also suggested that the county may have to cut the number of county employees during the coming year, despite the fact that staff reductions have already been made during each of the last six years. Curry’s budget policy document said that although furloughing or reducing the working hours of county employees is one option for cutting personnel costs, doing so could force some lower-paid county employees below the national poverty line. Furthermore, he wrote, simply cutting staff across the board may or may not be a viable option. Another option would be to consider eliminating entire programs or departments. Curry did not specify which of these options would be the best, but recommended that county commissioners take all possibilities into consideration. In his policy document, Curry also said that the county has deferred the replacement of many county vehicles for the past several years, due to a lack of funding. However, the county now has so many aging vehicles that at least some limited replacement of them will probably be necessary in the coming year. He also wrote that the county is facing “tough decisions” on many of its planned capital projects, such as improvements to roads, the county’s three airports, storm water management, improvements to county parks and recreation facilities, and funding for the Sheriff’s Office school resource officer program, which was expanded earlier this year following the mass school shooting in Connecticut. In his document and briefing, Curry noted that the county uses a “category hierarchy” to evaluate the relative importance of various county programs and agencies. For example, the highest category is “public safety,” which includes such agencies as the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Medical Services, and the county Corrections Department. “Essential services”, include such things as public works, management of the county’s three airports, and operation of the county bus system. COUNTYFrom page A-1fence and leave your neighbor without any way of looking at his power meter," Scott said. Scott said the ordinance was written as a preventative measure and said there are no fences that would have to be taken down because of the ordinance. The ordinance would allow fences to be constructed starting from the back of the residence and extending around the rear perimeter of the property. The ordinance defines fences as enclosures composed of any substance that will present an adequate blockade around a field, yard or other such expanse for the purpose of prohibiting intrusions from outside. It specifies that fences may not be composed of scrap materials, tires, canvas, cardboard, asphalt-style shingles, pallets, or chicken corrugated metal, welded roll wire, chicken wire or sheet metal. It also states fences may exceed the maximum allowed height (eight feet) if the building inspectors deems it is warranted by special circumstances. The ordinance was on the agenda for the Valparaiso City Commission's Feb. 11 meeting for a first reading, but Commissioner Joe Morgan requested the planning commission review the ordinance and make a recommendation before the city commission took any action. The planning commission recommended the ordinance to the city, which approved the ordinance on first reading at its meeting March 11. The ordinance also makes some changes to code regarding the types of fencing allowed. Razor wire fences are strictly prohibited, and barbed wire fences are prohibited except in industrial or commercial districts, where fences 8 feet or higher may barbed wire arms or brackets extending inward over the property. No barbed wire is allowed nearer than 8 feet to the ground. The ordinance also states that electrical and electrified fences are strictly prohibited unless uses for stables or stable-like businesses in industrial zoning districts. Noncommercial electric dog fences are exempt from this prohibition. The ordinance became effective upon passage. VALP.From page A-1 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. 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ArrestsDennis Bryan Cox, 47, of 918 Maracel Loop, Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police March 28 on a charge of sexual offense of lewd or lascivious exhibition. Cox's required court appearance is May 14. *** Christopher Taylor Krenek, unemployed, 21, of 221 Olde Post Road, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police March 29 on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia after police found nearly a pound of marijuana and $1,508 in a truck he was driving. An officer responded to Sunshine Lane, Niceville, in reference to a truck parked in front of a residence. People had been exiting and returning to the truck. An officer shone his spotlight on the vehicle and began to get out of his car when the driver of the truck put it in reverse, striking the vehicle behind him while attempting to back up. The driver stopped the truck and four people got out, one of whom fled, vaulting a fence and outrunning a pursuing officer. Krenek allegedly said he had smoked some marijuana inside the truck. An officer found cash and a clear plastic bag containing marijuana in the driver's side door of the truck. In the center console, the officer found six plastic bags of marijuana and a bag of cash. On the passenger's side, the officer found a grinder with marijuana residue in it and a scale with marijuana residue. In the back seat, the officer found two bags of marijuana. The officer found a clothes basket full of clothes which also held five bags of marijuana and a smoking pipe containing marijuana residue. The officer found another pipe behind the driver's seat. An officer weighed the marijuana at the police station, finding it to weigh 447 grams (15.8 ounces). The marijuana, pipes, scales, grinder and cash, totaling $1,508, were stored as evidence. Krenek's required court appearance is May 14. *** Madison Taylor Garrett, 17, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police March 29 on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Her required court appearance is May 14. *** Jeffrey A. Crisafulli, 50, of 2427 Roberts Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police March 28 on a charge of trespassing on property other than structure or conveyance. Crisafulli allegedly entered and remained in the front yard of a residence on the 300 block of 17th Street. Crisafulli knocked loudly on the door several times and yelled for one of the residents to come out and fight him. Crisafulli's required court appearance is April 16. *** Natalie Leann Jarrett, self employed, 33, of 201 Doyce St., Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police March 27 on a charge of tqo counts of aggravated assault. Jarrett allegedly attempted to run two people over with her car on the 300 block of Government Avenue, Niceville. Jarrett's required court appearance is May 14. *** Nadya Riccatta Camp, a hotel housekeeper, 30, of 304 Reeves St. Lot G-17, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies April 1 on charges of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and smuggling contraband into a detention facility. Camp was arresed on an incounty warrant and brought to the Okaloosa County Jail, Upon arrival at the jail, Camp and her possessions were searched, and a corrections officer found one gram of marijuana in a clear cigarette wrapper inside Camp's purse. Camp allegedly admitted to ownership of the marijuana. Camp's required court appearance is May 14. *** Stephanie Diane Myers, a cook, 30, of 1777 Thomas St. Lot B, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 31 on charges of driving with a suspended license, drug equipment possession and/or use and providing a law enforcement officer with a false name while lawfully detained. A deputy stopped a vehicle driven by Myers, and Myers claimed she did not have a driver's license on her. Allegedly, Myers initially gave false names and a false social security number, and claimed she had a New York driver's license. A deputy checked a license records database and found no New York driver's license under the names given, nor could the deputy find any license with the social security number Myers had given. Myers approached the deputy and said her license may be under the last name Myers. The deputy searched records with that name and found Myers' license had been suspended and she was in violation of probation. The deputy searched Myers' vehicle and found a marijuana pipe in the center console of the The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from April 1, 2013 through April 7, 2013. 0 Structure Fire31 Emergency Medical Calls 1 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET.............................................SITUATION.........DATE.................................TIME 30th Street..........................................Medical................4/1/13.................................04:16 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical................4/1/13.................................14:54 Hospital Dr..........................................Medical................4/1/13.................................16:33 Rattan Palm Dr..................................Medical................4/1/13.................................16:51 Bally Way...........................................Medical................4/2/13.................................00:10 Cypress Dr.........................................Medical................4/2/13.................................06:51 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical................4/2/13.................................07:42 Valparaiso Blvd..................................Vehicle crash.......4/2/13.................................07:54 S.R. 85/College Blvd.........................Vehicle crash.......4/2/13.................................18:04 Island Lane........................................Medical................4/3/13.................................14:09 Roberts Dr..........................................Medical................4/3/13.................................19:54 Government Ave................................Medical................4/3/13.................................22:39 Bayshore Dr.......................................Medical................4/4/13.................................00:42 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical................4/4/13.................................07:08 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical................4/4/13.................................16:09 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical................4/4/1319:28 Reeves St..........................................Medical................4/4/13.................................21:20 Tamara Cove.....................................Alarm activation...4/5/13.................................02:36 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical................4/5/13.................................04:24 Als Drive.............................................Service call..........4/5/13.................................09:00 Allen St...............................................Medical................4/5/13.................................09:14 S.R. 85...............................................Vehicle crash.......4/5/13.................................10:54 S.R. 85...............................................Medical................4/5/13.................................15:37 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical................4/5/13.................................17:32 Als Drive.............................................Medical................4/6/13.................................06:54 28th Street..........................................Medical................4/6/13.................................12:34 Julia Ave.............................................Medical................4/6/113...............................12:56 S. Cedar Ave......................................Medical................4/6/13.................................16:09 Duke Dr..............................................Alarm activation...4/6/13.................................18:12 College Blvd.......................................Medical................4/6/13.................................22:22 Reeves St..........................................Medical................4/7/13.................................00:18 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical................4/7/13.................................07:18 Partin Dr.............................................Vehicle fire...........4/7/13.................................10:26 Nutmeg Ave.......................................Medical................4/7/13.................................12:58 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical................4/7/13.................................13:20 Darlington Oak Dr..............................Medical................4/7/13.................................15:41 Hillside Dr...........................................Medical................4/7/13.................................16:29 Royal Palm Dr....................................Medical................4/7/13.................................20:30 Weekly Safety Tip: Run cool water over a burn for 10 to 15 minutes. Never apply ice. It is dangerous to put butter or any other grease on a burn because it seals in the heat and can damage the tissue further. If the skin blisters or is charred, see a doctor immediately. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from April 1, 2013 through April 7, 2013. Street Situation Date Time E. Hwy. 20 ................................Medical..................................4/1/13........................15:35 Oakwood Cir.............................Dispatched & cancelled........4/1/13........................19:36 Hwy. 20 East.............................EMS call................................4/2/13........................15:20 Hickory St..................................EMS call................................4/2/13........................19:45 Amberlake Cove.......................Dispatched & cancelled........4/2/13........................20:24 Meadowbrook Ct......................Medical..................................4/2/13........................22:45 Olde Post Rd............................Smoke scare.........................4/3/13........................08:28 Ida Coon Cir..............................Dispatched & cancelled........4/3/13........................09:38 Range Rd./Hwy. 20..................Vehicle accident....................4/3/13........................14:20 Turnberry Pl..............................Medical..................................4/3/13........................16:45 Merchants Way........................Medical..................................4/3/13........................16:50 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................4/4/13........................01:38 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................4/5/13........................04:31 Range Rd./Hwy. 20..................Vehicle accident....................4/5/13........................06:12 Merchants Way........................Medical..................................4/5/13........................13:03 Bluewater Blvd..........................Vehicle accident....................4/5/13........................14:26 Barbados Way..........................Good intent call.....................4/5/13........................16:24 Ridgewood Way.......................Medical..................................4/6/13........................05:56 Putter Dr....................................Medical alarm activation.......4/6/13........................13:30 White Point Rd.........................Medical..................................4/6/13........................20:20 Springacres Cove.....................Cooking fire...........................4/7/13........................06:50 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Valparaiso VolunteerThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of March: Street Situation Date Time N. John Sims Pkwy....................Seizures...............................3/2/13.......................16:40 Lincoln Ave..................................Fall........................................3/2/13.......................21:02 Chicago Ave................................Unconscious........................3/4/13.......................18:08 S. John Sims Pkwy....................Vehicle accident...................3/6/13.......................11:56 Marquette Ave............................Sick call................................3/8/13.......................11:56 Davenport Ave............................Incorrect location..................3/9/13.......................17:41 Edge Ave.....................................Heart problem......................3/10/13.....................16:54 Montana Ave...............................CVA/Stroke...........................3/12/13.....................10:10 N. Bayshore Dr...........................Heart problem......................3/14/13.....................08:47 S. John Sims Pkwy....................Vehicle accident...................3/15/13.....................19:50 Virginia Ave.................................CVA/Stroke...........................3/15/13.....................20:39 Edge Ave.....................................Vehicle fire............................3/17/13.....................04:33 Hidden Cove Cir.........................Fall........................................3/19/13.....................21:09 Edge Ave.....................................Vehicle accident...................3/20/13.....................16:28 Davenport Ave............................Chest Pain............................3/20/13.....................18:26 Washington Ave..........................Sick call................................3/21/13.....................08:52 St. Charles Ave...........................Heart problem......................3/22/13.....................10:22 N. Bayshore Dr...........................Fall........................................3/25/13.....................04:22 Edge Ave.....................................Unconscious........................3/27/13.....................15:11 Valastics Ave...............................Brush fire..............................3/28/13.....................16:40 Lincoln Ave..................................Abdominal pain....................3/30/13.....................17:29 S. John Sims Pkwy....................Vehicle accident...................3/30/13.....................21:21 Glendale Ave..............................Fall........................................3/31/13.....................07:54 Judith Dr......................................Heart problem......................3/31/13.....................14:59 Andrew Dr...................................Sick call................................3/31/13.....................16:10Page A-4 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Please see BLOTTER, page A-5 Christopher T. Krenek Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon For fragile, broken hair NicevilleINSURANCE AGENCY (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com revolveformerly divine consign > new name > new location777 John Sims Pkwy East > Niceville > 897-1083“Find your fashion” UPSCALE RESALE FOR MEN AND WOMEN 600 John Sims Pkwy., E. • Niceville (Across from FUMC)Call (850) 678 1795 MARK S. 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vehicle. Residue on the pipe tested positive for a presence of THC. Myers admitted to using the pipe to smoke marijuana. While searching the car, the deputy also found Myers' driver's license and social security card. Myers' required court appearance is April 23. *** Perry James Robinson, a cook, 30, of 1110 Coral Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 28 on a charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. A deputy stopped a car driven by someone later identified as Robinson for driving with an expired tag. The deputy checked a driver's license records database and found that Robinson's license had been suspended in 2003 and was still suspended. Robinson's required court appearance is May 14. DUI arrestsShirley Anne Benefield, 66, of 216 Reynolds Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Valparaiso police for DUI at SR 397 at Washington Avenue, Valparaiso, April 1 at 12:37 a.m. Benefield was also cited for unlawful speed, driving 53 mph in a 35 mph zone. Benefield's required court appearance is April 23. TheftsA Valparaiso resident of the 200 block of Seminole Avenue reported March 30 an unknown person stole a metal chain dog pen from her residence sometime in the past two months. Criminal MischiefSomeone reported March 28 an unknown person shot a window at the Niceville Library with a BB gun, leaving two small cracks in the window. *** A Valparaiso resident ofthe 200 block of Washington Avenue reported March 25 someone cut both rear tires on her car, letting the air out. BLOTTERFrom page A-4 50th Anniversary ...Continuing the Vision ...Improving Lives ...OWJC, OW CC, OWC, NWFSC Northwest Florida State College 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Assembly& Doolittle Raiders Exhibit Dedication April 17, 2013 A year-long 50th Anniversary celebration of Northwest Florida State College of“ cially begins with a festive 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Assembly on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the colleges 2,100 seat Raiders Arena on the Niceville Campus. Free and open to the public, the event also features the dedication and opening of a permanent Doolittle Raiders historical exhibit that is being constructed in the lobby of the Arena. Three of the surviving WWII Doolittle Raiders crew members are scheduled to appear at the event and will be honored by the college, which has used the Raiders name for its athletics mascot since the early 1960s. The college, which was established by the Florida Legislature in April 1963 as Okaloosa-Walton Junior College, and “ rst opened its doors to students in August 1964, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a series of events from April 2013 through August, 2014. See the 50th Anniversary website www.nwfsc.edu/50 for information. The NWFSC 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Assembly on April 17 opens the anniversary year with entertainment, display of colleg e historical items, the dedication of the Doolittle Raiders Exhibit and more. As a companion event to the Doolittle Raiders Reunion hosted by the Fort Walton Beach Chamber, the appearance of Raiders at the colleges April 17th 50th Anniversary event will be the “ rst public appearance by the WWII heroes during the reunion weekend. It should be noted that the Doolittle Raiders will not be available for autograph s during their appearance at the college. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Doors Open/Pre-Event Activities Free admission, seating on a “ rst come basis. Enter through the Raider Club doors at south side of Arena. Pre-event entertainment by NWFSC Jazz Ensemble, OWJC … NWFSC historical displays open inside Arena, display of Doolittle Raiders Silver Goblets and more. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Assembly & Dedication of Doolittle Raiders Exhibit 10:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Doolittle Raiders Exhibit Open to Public Arena Lobby Regular permanent exhibit hours Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. NORTHWEST FLORID A The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Page A-5 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER —by Mike Griffith “I think income taxes are necessary to provide essential services, but I think they can be used as a political tool as well.” “It s way too high. The capital gains tax is way too high also.” “I think it s high, and spread too thin when the government spends it.” “I think it s a necessary evil that won t go away anytime soon. The system could be fairer. Let the rich pay more.” John Gaffney, 44, Atlanta, Georgia, pharmaceutical sales Mark Schroeder, 70, Seagrove Beach, retired Lynette Miesen, Niceville Cindy Pierce, McHenry, Mississippi, homemaker Annetta French, Niceville, retired civil servant David Harbin, 35, Bluewater Bay, dock master What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What do you think about the federal income tax? “I think there should be a Fair Tax — to tax people for what they spend, rather than what they earn.” Location: Bluewater Bay cultural arts festival, Bluewater Bay marina “I believe in the tax if it s used for something positive, like universal health care”

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN As the weather is warming and the humidity is rising, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating is offering a different kind of spring break: one on your utility bill! While you make vacation plans and start your spring cleaning, dont forget to add preparing your home for AC season to that to-do list. As a reliable, local business of over 17 years, One Hours team of experts are ready and willing to make it easy for you. Their services include providing prompt and professional air conditioning and heating repair, along with preventative maintenance and tune ups. Stacy Hebert, Service Manager and employee of five years, suggests that there are little things you can do to affect your utility bill in a big way. For example, changing the filter in your air conditioning unit. Say the average lifespan of your unit is 12 years and you dont change your filter; everything in the machine is going to work harder and require more energy. Then, you may only get 9 years out of the machine. Changing the filter affects you in the short term by decreasing your bill, and in the long term by increasing your units sustainability,Ž suggests Hebert. One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating offers a Filter Club Program, which allows its annual members to rely on their business to find the right filter and keep track of their units filtration needs. Another helpful tip is to tuneup your system. It is important to have healthy air flow in the home to reduce energy costs. For the month of April, One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating will be offering a $55 tune-up, as opposed to the regular $99 cost. They are also offering a discounted price on insulation for your attic. Normally, insulation is $1/square foot but for a limited time, they will provide it at a 20% discount to assist you in increasing the energy efficiency in your home. To keep track of the best deals, you may also choose to be part of the Comfort Club Program. This allows you to be proactive in your A/C, heating, plumbing, ductwork and insulation needs … giving you peace of mind for minimal cost. Special rates are also a bonus. If you are a Comfort Club member, there is now a 30% discount on blown-in attic insulation. Aside from fair prices, Hebert affirms, Our motivating factor is always taking care of the customer.Ž He concludes that One Hour Air and its owner, Lenny Siers, is the best hes ever worked for. It is a privilege to solve our customers problems. And I enjoy being a problem solver. We are always trying to improve our skillƒ always training weekly and year round with new technology.Ž Recently, their expertise and diligence has afforded them to open Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, another recognized brand in the Okaloosa and Walton counties. One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating is a talented, passionate and friendly team that genuinely enjoys taking care of its customers and taking its business to new horizons. To adequately prepare for the brutal summer that is six to eight weeks ahead in our future, give their trusted technicians a call. Youll be able to beat that first hot and humid day with high air quality in the comfort of your home. One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing are located at 321 Highway 85 Niceville, or call 850389-4611. Advertising Feature Call One Hour Air Conditioning customer service professionals for all your air conditioning needs. Sitting, Chris Dubois. 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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 mail! Weekly mail delivery is available by subscription. Just co mp lete th i s for m and return i t w i th your check!*U.S. and APO addresses only. Tick-Tock s current promotion is a tune-up for just $55 (regularly $99) and insulation for $1/square foot with 20% discount. Call for details today. 389-4611 Lic. # CAC058469 *not to be combined with any other offer(normally $99) • Guaranteed for 25 years! • Rhino Shield will never flake, chip or peel. • Perfect for wood, brick, block, stucco, & cement fiber board. • Seals and protects. • Wood repair and prep work included. • Financing available! (850) 424-6829Never PAINT Your Home Again! 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The day was warm and there was plenty to do for everyone who came out last March 16th to have fun at Edge Elementary’s recent spring Fling fundraising event. Plenty of events kept all ages busy with a wide variety of activities available. Held on the front lawn of Edge Elementary, the event raised a total of $3,079 with $1,993 left after expenses were paid. The funds raised will go toward teacher classroom supplies. Three Bean Soup, a father and daughter acoustical band, provided music during the event. Three Bean Soup has been playing up and down the Gulf Coast since 2006. Besides live music there were local vendor booths offering everything from ceramics, Lego creations, food samples, spa products and boutique items. Nathan Carroll from Palmer’s ATA Taekwondo gave a Taekwondo demonstration along with students from their school, many of whom were performing for the first time. “Some of them were a little star struck by all the people watching,” he laughed. The youngest demonstrator was five. Rheann Romano, a Zumba teacher at the same school, also gave an energetic demonstration. The winners of the pie eating contest were Kydon Stewart and Caroline Hiers. Caroline was also the winner of the Fall Festival pie eating contest. The spring fling offered giant bumper balls, inflatables, a Home Depot kid’s workshop, crafts, activities, face painting, and food from the grill. It takes a community to build one and Niceville’s business community stepped in with their support, namely Walmart, Z’s Framing, Art Kedroski, Home Depot and Dockside Cafe. Parents, teachers and other volunteers were also on hand before, after and during to help make this spring fling an event to remember. 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 1 1 0 0 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 The kids at Edge Elementary s recent spring fling got to experience how gerbils must feel as they rolled across the lawn in giant bumper balls. There were a variety of events available including inflatable slides, face painting and a pie eating contest. Keaton Councell holds a baby chick for sale during Edge Elementary s spring fling fundraising event on March 16th. Events ranged from taekwondo and zumba demonstrations to pie eating contests with plenty of arts and craft for sale. Altogether $1,993 will be contributed towards classroom supplies. Fun in the sun at Edge’s fling 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. 850-863-2153FORT WALTON DESTIN • NICEVILLE Dr. Shawbitz provides exceptional care for General Neurology, Clinical Electrophysiology and Neuromuscular Disorders.Introducing NeurologistDr. Michael Shawbitz Doolittle Raiders crew visit NicevilleThe Doolittle Raiders will be having their 71st, and final, reunion from April 17-20. “The Farewell Tribute” begins at 8 a.m. with a free, public assembly featuring a dedication of a permanent, Doolittle Raiders historical exhibit. Three of the surviving WWII crew members are scheduled to appear and be honored by the college. Northwest Florida State College has used the Raiders name for its athletics mascot since the early 1960 s. For more information please call 729-6000 or visit www.doolittlereunion.com. See story on page B4. Home sweet home for Hardy familyIraq war veteran, Former Specialist Jeremy Hardy was made to feel at home when U.S. Bank donated a Niceville home to him and his family. They were presented the keys to their new house April 4. “This is a huge, life-changing event for us,” Hardy said. “We couldn’t be more grateful.” The house was made possible through the Military Warriors Support Foundation. IMAGINE… An outstanding kitchen, remodeled baths, and a home office all wrapped up in one neat Rocky Bayou package “sealed” with a POOL See for yourselves at 1035 Forest Road. 2598 SF, 3/2, $335,000 LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netwww.nicevillekw.com 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated. When buying or selling real estate, choose Linda Zickler!

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The Panhandle Championships in Pensacola were held during Spring Break on March 28th. Out of the 14 schools which competed on Thursday, NHS track and field girls secured 2nd place overall while the boys took 4th place. First place finishers include: Aubrey West-100 meter dash (13.18), long jump (17-00.00); Marsel Mosley in the 800 meter run (2:29.64) and 1600 meter run (5:18.22); Sophia Bergmann in the discus (115-06); Nick Morken in the 800 meter run (2:00.64); Thomas Howell in the1600 meter run (4:21.92) and 3200 meter run (10:01.07) and boys 4x800 team Jack Massey, Thomas Howell, Nick Morken, Caden Ewing (8:19.21). Second and third place finishers include Courtney Testa in the 100 meter hurdles (17.73) and 300 meter hurdles (50.27); girls 4x800 relay team Marsel Mosley, Annie Serpa, Nickie Anderson, Drew Haggerman (10:14.73); Sophia Bergmann in the shot put (3408.50) and Nick Morken in the 1600 meter run (4:22.76). Congratulations to Thomas Howell, Jack Massey, Tripp Davis, Sophia Bergmann, Annie Serpa, Drew Haggerman, and Nickie Anderson for being selected to attend the Meet of Champions in Mobile on April 6th. The NHS track and field team’s next meet will be the district meet in Pensacola on April 19th. Earlier in the month on March 22-23 NHS track and field traveled to Tallahassee to participate in the FSU Relays. Over 100 high schools throughout Florida participated in this meet. This was a highly anticipated event since it allowed athletes to size-up his or her competition prior to the state meet at the end of the season. Niceville had 21 athletes compete in events prior to the cancellation mid-day Saturday due to rain. Girls: Nickie Anderson took 21st place in the 400 meter dash (1:01.85); Nickie Anderson, Marsel Mosley, Annie Serpa, and Drew Haggerman took 7th place in the 4x800 meter relay (10:08.32); Nickie Anderson, Aubrey West, Courtney Testa and Tashi Brown took 6th place in the 4x200 meter relay (1:50.92); Marsel Mosley took 16th place in the 800 meter run (2:25.71); Sophia Bermann took 5th place in the discus (117-04); Annie Serpa took 11th place in the 3200 meter run (12:17.41); Eliza Riley took 29th place in the 1600 meter run (5:57.99), Taylor Reece took 45th place (6:18.96) and Courtney Testa took 20th place in the 300 meter hurdles (50.77). The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-2 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Traveling Eagles make mayhemCongratulations to the 10U Traveling Eagles who finished 1st in the "Mayhem in Marianna VI" Tournament this weekend. This was their first tournament championship. They have an overall record of 8-1 this season with a 2d place finish in the Traveling Eagles President's Day Tournament earlier this year. Pictured from left to right: Garrett Norman, Nathan Tiller, Eric Topel, Kaden Geisler, Cade Johnston, Jay Marquardt, Keagen Norman, Manager Gerry McDermott Botton row is Hayden Hubbard, Jaxon Topel, Brenley Laird, Brady Koger, Trey Wainwright. Championship soccer winCongratulations to the FC DallasEmerald Coast 97 Red Boys Team for their championship win in the Region D Tournament. The team is comprised of players from Destin, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, and Shalimar. They are coached by Tim Brown. They will travel to Auburndale, FL to compete in the FYSA President's Cup Tournament representing our local area. NICEVILLE | FT. WALTON BEACH | CRESTVIEW MEDICAL | SURGICAL | COSMETICTOTAL ACCESS.TOTAL CONFIDENCE.TOTAL CAREFOR YOUR SKIN. gulfcoastderm.com At Gulf Coast Dermatology, we believe these are the three most valuable things we have to offer the communities we care for. What does this mean for you? 1-877-231-DERM (3376).George vonHilsheimer, MD | Board-certi“ ed Dermatologist Katie Showalter, PA-C | Certi“ ed Physician Assistant Anna Justi, PA-C | Certi“ ed Physician Assistant CLIMATE CONTROL SPECIAL Receive1/2OFFFirst MonthOR ONEMonth FREE! 1466 Cedar St., Niceville AffordableClimate Control Mini Storage Rental Available* Storage Supplies/Boxes Call for Details(850) 897-3314 $8800SPECIAL(NON-CLIMATE) 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 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 Aktion Club chili cook offThe Aktion Club donated $500 to the Okaloosa Child Care Services after a successful fundraiser with the United Way Chili Cookoff. Pictured is Judy Boudreaux from NicevilleValparaiso Kiwanis and coordinator for the Emerald Coast Aktion Club, Traci Dayton, the President of Aktion Club and Lynn Stevens from Okaloosa Child Care Services. For more information on the Aktion Club please contact Judy Boudreaux at 830-4949. 209 Government Ave., Niceville • 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 years Browse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate WHAT MAKES A CENTURY 21 AGENT? 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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@bwbmarina.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. Keeping in stitches The Sand Dunes Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, is having an exhibit of needle art at the Niceville Library located at 206 Partin Dr. N. throughout the month of April. The group meets from August through May, and offers day and night meetings each month in room 400 at the Niceville United Methodist Church on Partin Drive. Day meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month from 9:30 a.m. until noon and night meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Seniors wanna have fun Walton Okaloosa County Council on Aging Senior Program offers the following activities for people 60 and older from April 10 through April 16. Seminole Community Center, Cedar Street 833-9291 Thursday –Bingo 10:00 a.m. Tuesday – Bingo 9:30 a.m. Valparaiso Community Center, 268 Glenview Ave. 833-9291 Monday – Dominoes & and WII Bowling 9:30a.m. Tuesday – Bingo 9:30a.m. Wednesday – Bingo 9:30 a.m. Thursday – WII Bowling 9:30 a.m. Friday – Bingo 9:30a.m. FREE Chair Yoga classes 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) 5992887. Supported through a grant from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Democrats and friends The Hootnanny Social Club monthly dinner meeting of Democrats and friends will be on Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. at the Coach-NFour Restaurant on 1313 Lewis Turner Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. Participate in lively discussion, good food and warm democratic friendship regardless of party affiliation. Bring your donations, nonperishable food, or cash for our friends at Sharing and Caring who need you now more than ever. Reservations preferred. Please call Helen at 8623231 or Lit at 651-2278. Daughters of the revolution Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the First Presbyterian Church, 134 Beal Parkway S.W. in Fort Walton Beach at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 11. Guest speaker will be Virginia Poffenberger, 2ndVice Regent, Florida State Society DAR. Her presentation will be on DAR Insignia. Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter DAR will celebrate their 46thanniversary. DAR is open to all women who are lineally descended from a Revolutionary War Patriot. Please call 796-0783. 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 8975560. NHS yard sale Support the Class of 2015 by donating or shopping at their yard sale Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Niceville High School Band’s parking lot. Finds some great deals while doing a good deed. Donations are accepted from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. the same morning. April Blood drives The following blood drives will be held through the month of April: Monday, April 15 at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville 9-4 p.m. Free Fandango voucher redeemable for a movie ticket for all donors. Tuesday, April 16 at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville 9-4 p.m. Free Fandango voucher redeemable for a movie ticket for all donors Wednesday, April 24 at Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville 8-1:45 p.m. Republicans meet The Okaloosa County Republican Party Executive Committee (OCREC) will hold its monthly meeting on Monday April 15, at the Niceville City Council Chambers, 209 N. Partin Drive, Niceville at 6:00 p.m. All registered Republicans are welcome to join OCREC. OCREC is the governing body of the Republican Party in Okaloosa County and its members are representatives of their precinct in the county. Precinct leaders are needed throughout the county. Come and be a leader.For more information call 486-8458 Haute couture luncheon North West Florida Retired Officers’ Wives Club will host a fashion show luncheon on Thursday, April 18 at Eglin AFB Bayview Club. Please arrive by 10:45 am. Reservations are required by Friday, April 12. Call Esin 683-0031 for more information. 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. 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. 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. 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. Brothers make science magic Come experience the fun and wacky Science Brothers at the Biophilia Center Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.as they explore different premises in science. This dynamic duo makes science fun for all ages while using hands-on experiments to make science relevant and entertaining. Center Hours are Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Center admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children. For more information visit www.eowilsoncenter.org or call8351824. Adventure Club bike ride The Adventure Club will have a bike ride Saturday, April 13 in Niceville. Meet at Guiseppi’s Marina and Wharf on Bayshore Dr. at 10 a.m. Lunch after the ride at a nearby restaurant. For more information please contact Jim Bayes at 897-6756. Living as a genealogist The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will hold a monthly meeting on Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the Heritage Museum located at 115 Westview Dr., Valparaiso. Speaker for this month’s program will be Beverly Gross speaking on “living as a genealogist”. The public is welcome. The meeting will be followed by a “Dutch treat” lunch at a local restaurant for those interested. For more info call 678-2023. Life guard certification Destin YMCA Aquatic Center will offer a 30 hour Red Cross course including certification in Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR-AED on April 1314 and 20-21. Re-certifications can also be accomplished during this course. Please call 837-8440 for details. 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 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. Pirate Argh-ducation The Friends of the Niceville Public Library are pleased to host Pirates of Pensacola and other Bandini of the Gulf Coast: History of Maritime Crime 1807-1865 presented by Wayne Abrahamson, Florida Public Archaeology Network and UWF. This free program will be held in the Niceville Community Center on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. and is part of the Florida Viva 500 celebration. Please call Niceville Public Library 279-4863 ext. 1504 for more information. Coffee with the Commissioner Okaloosa County Commissioner Nathan Boyles is implementing a quarterly “Coffee with the Commissioner” event at various dates, times and locations throughout Okaloosa County. The first Coffee with the Commissioner will be held on April 17, from 7:30 until 9:00 a.m. The event will be held at the Cinco Bayou Town Hall, and the public is encouraged to attend, as well as enjoy coffee and baked goods. For more information about Commissioner Boyles, please visit okaloosafl.com or call him at 6895030 or 651-7105. He can also be reached by email at nboyles@co.okaloosa.fl.us 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. 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Namesake Doolittle Raiders exhibit opensWhat’s in a name? Plenty, if you know the history behind the Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) school mascot – “Raiders”. It began more than 70 years ago with a secrecy shrouded mission at an isolated airfield at Eglin Field, now Eglin Air Force Base. It would culminate when a band of daring fliers dubbed the “Doolittle’s Raiders” soared off the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet and bombed the Empire of Japan for the first time in World War II – a daring reply to the attack at Pearl Harbor. The leader of the Raiders was then Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, who led the squadron of B-25s on the historic raid – a feat for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. To heighten knowledge of the legacy and heritage behind the Raiders mascot name and to bring the story of these true American heroes to students for decades to come, the college is opening a permanent exhibit in the lobby of the college’s Raiders Athletic Arena on the Niceville campus to honor the Doolittle Raiders. The museum-quality display will feature the story of the historic raid and the college’s collection of Raiders memorabilia. The exhibit is being built in Atlanta and brought to Niceville as one unit. It will be installed in time for the kick-off for the college’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration. The college was established by the Florida legislature in April 1963 and first opened its doors for students as Okaloosa-Walton Junior College in August 1964. Three of the surviving WWII Raiders crew members are scheduled to visit the exhibit opening and anniversary kick-off assembly as part of the 71st annual Raiders Reunion being held the same weekend in Fort Walton Beach. “The permanent exhibit is especially important to the college because the proud ‘Raiders’ name was selected as our mascot by students during our first year of operation to honor the brave airmen who trained at Eglin and our current and future students should know this history,” noted NWFSC president Dr. Ty Handy, who initiated the idea of creating a Doolittle Raiders exhibit at the college. The college is currently accepting tax-deductible donations from individuals or corporations to help underwrite the cost of the exhibit. Information can be found at www.nwfsc.edu/50 or contact the NWFSC Foundation at 729-5357 or email foundation@nwfsc.edu. Eglin Chiefs golfing classic benefits widowsEglin Chiefs Group sponsored the 10th annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic in support of retired military widows and were able to present the Air Force Enlisted Village President and CEO James C. Binnicker with a $2500 check as a Silver Sponsor of the 10th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic. This event, AFEV s major local fundraiser, will be held May 17-18 at the Eglin Golf Course. For more information about the Golf Classic, please call 651-3766. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-4 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Artist concept of the planned Doolittle Raiders exhibit. The actual exhibit is being built as one unit in Atlanta, GA and will be brought to Niceville and installed in time to dedicate the opening of the historical exhibit in the lobby of the arena on April 17th 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! 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Gold Scout AwardRachel Snyder of Niceville, Troop 352, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. It expresses a special commitment of each girl to her community, her world and her future. There are 5 requirements for earning the Gold Award including a project requiring 50 hours. Rachel completed 162 hours for her project which consisted of creating a web site for Okaloosa County Hearing Resources. Rachel also had to prepare and present a proposal and final presentation for council approval for her project. Her parents are Joseph and Lisa Presley Snyder of Niceville. Ricky Clark retiresRicky Clark, a long time custodial employee of the Niceville Family YMCA is retiring. Ricky has always been a dedicated employee and a good friend. A retirement party and presentation was made to Clark by the YMCA staff and his friends. 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Rocky Bayou Country Club Ladies Golf Association celebrated 40 years with the 6th annual “Queens of the Bayou” tournament on April 1st and 2nd. Perfect weather blessed the LGA at Rocky Bayou as this invitational tourney attracted 112 participants from Tallahassee to Dothan to Gulf Breeze. Each year this LGA honors a member, who through the years has volunteered to make the group better. This year that was Marge Jonas, a 26-year member of Rocky Bayou who said she was “too old” to be queen. She was selected by a majority vote of the LGA. The 6th Queens tournament was successful because of the diligence of Wanda Liphard, Carol Elliot and Brenda Meeboer along with many other volunteers. A major portion of the proceeds will be presented to a Junior Golfer scholarship for further education.Tournament Results: Flight One 1st Mary O Neal/Betty Douglas 2nd Kay Sheehan/Jamie Hill Long Drive Hole #17 Debbie Hannah 3rd Barbara Marquis/Martha Istorico Long Drive Hole #3 Janet Cross 4th Kathy Neville/Lu Barrett Closest to Pin #4 Claire Boggs #8 Sue Hui Flight Two #12 Pat McNeil 1st Elizabeth Sabo/Judy Boykin #15 Susan Spangler 2nd Bonnie Wiseman/Debbie Hannah Closest to Line Carol Diehl 3rd Mo Black/Ruth Hill Alice Martin 4th Sandy Imhoff/Betty Edwards Low Gross for Bragging Rights: Flight Three Mary O Neal/Betty Douglas 1st Loretta Maurer/Petra Oskam 2nd Ina Reimann/Mary Robillard 3rd Wanda Liphard/Carol Elliott 4th Joanne Roseland/Lolo Brantley Flight Four 1st Alice Martin/Darlene Hurst 2nd Pat Neumann/Inci Hall 3rd Jeanne Shaw/Alene Reid 4th Johnnie Bryan/Becky Abraham Flight Five 1st Diane Barnhart/Rosemary Monahan 2nd Barbara Sims/Claire Boggs 3rd Susan Greenslade/Lee Fryer 4th Debbie Chase/Fran Jacobs Flight Six 1st Pat McNeil/Connie Ryan 2nd Sally Aberth/Beth Franz 3rd Naomi Crusberg/Jo Hart 4th Lee Steen/Faye Jones Flight Seven 1st Kathy Bush/Julie Sullivan 2nd Linda Moore/Janice King 3rd Corky Grant/Hazel Schaible 4th Margie Jonas/Judy Haugen The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page B-6 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACON cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606 Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA Networking groupJobsPlus, the Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties is stepping in with assistance for professionals seeking employment. They’ve partnered with the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce to offer Emerald Coast Professionals, a networking group with a focus on professionals engaged in a career search or change. The social aspect of the gathering provides plenty of network and leadership opportunities for members with a focus on providing access to resources that may not be readily available to individuals as well as educational discussion. For more information or to apply for membership please contact Sara Karnowski at or David Thomas at Please submit a cover letter and resume to apply. Pie of the tigersThe winners from the pie eating competition pose here with their principal, Samantha Dawson, and their school mascot. Both winners devoured pie in true tiger form and walked away champions. This is Caroline Hiers s second win. From left to right is Kydon Stewart, Principal Samantha Dawson and Caroline Hiers. They both received awards that were later matted and framed by Z s Framing. Z s also created the awards. Rocky Bayou Country Club queens of the green Fine artists from RuckelRuckel Middle School students recently participated in the Van Porter Art Show at the Arts and Design Society s Gallery in Fort Walton Beach. Chandler Fletcher received Honorable Mention for her colored pencil work “Unda da Sea” while Tim Tuper received the show s highest honor and was named Van Porter Artist of the Year. His submissions included Golden Tree Frog in scratch board, Walleye in deconstructed book, and Bronze Dragon in paper mach. All pieces are currently on display at the school. Who’s News E-mail items to: info@baybeacon.com Megan Porch of Niceville recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. 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Goodpaster Design Rendering of proposed $225,000 Eagle Ram Tennis Center at Ruckel Middle School. The eight-court complex would be open for public use, according to fundraisers. By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer Members of the Eagle Ram Tennis Center "Steering Committee" said they have raised $165,000 towards the estimated $225,000 necessary to begin construction on a new tennis facility in Niceville. Chris Poate, Niceville High School tennis coach and cochair of the committee, said the project is intended to give Niceville and Ruckel tennis teams a home facility. It will also be open to the public, he said. Poate said the original estimate of $300,000 for initial construction has gone down significantly thanks to in-kind work commitments from the City of Niceville and individuals such as Matt Parker of JP Engineering. Bruce Price, Niceville public works director, said that Reagan Huff, a member of the committee, approached him with a "wish list" of services the city might provide for the facility without charging. Price said the department tentatively agreed to some projects on the wish list, including demolition, grading and construction of underground conduits for a lighting system. Price said the projects could cost the city $1,000 for demolition and $2,000 to $3,000 for equipment rental, in addition to labor. He didn't request action by the council, but he said he will likely request approval from the council before making By Mike Griffith Beacon Correspondent Okaloosa County may require increases in taxes on property, fuel and sales, along with more cuts to county staff and services, according to retiring County Administrator Jim Curry. The Okaloosa County Commission was scheduled to meet last night to begin its budget-setting process for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which will begin Oct. 1. In recommendations prepared for delivery to the commission, Curry stated that while the costs of county services continue to climb, revenue from property taxes, as well as other taxes and state aid, remains flat or even in decline, largely due to the stagnation which has afflicted the national and local economies since 2008. Currys budget recommendations for the coming year began with a recommendation to increase the county property tax millage rate: Because of the current demand for new services, the increase in operating costs and unfunded 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 10, 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 COUNTY, page A-3 Please see VALP., page A-3 Police BlotterPage A-4County aide asserts need for tax hikesBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Valparaiso City Commission approved an ordinance April 8 on second and final reading that prohibits frontor side-yard fences in R-2 (residential multiple-family) zoning districts or zero-lot-line developments. The ordinance was drafted to keep people from constructing fences that would inadvertently obstruct their neighbor's access to their own property. Valparaiso City Administrator Carl Scott said many houses in Valparaiso are zero-lot-line developments, or developments where a structure has been placed along a boundary line. He said because of this, fences built on the front and side yards of these properties, if they run along the perimeter of the boundary, would run almost directly up against the adjacent house. This would make it impossible for the resident of the adjacent house to access his exterior side wall, which in some neighborhoods holds the house's energy meter. "On zero-lot-line property, you could build a Valp. votes fence limits Thurs., 9:30 a.m. Bluewater Bay Garden Club in Niceville will present guest speaker Marina Wilson, senior forester, to teach about managing Florida trees to last for years. Call 8975560 for details. Fri,. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. Dance Facets returns to the main stage at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville to present its annual dance concert 38 dancers will perform fourteen original dance presentations featuring a variety of dance styles. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for youth. Call 729-6000. Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Science Brothers will be exploring science using hands on experiments for all ages at the Biophilia Center, Center hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Center admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children. Call 835-1824. April 17, 8 a.m. Northwest Florida State College in Nicevillebegins its anniversary celebration with a free assembly for the public at the Raiders Arena. Three of the surviving WWII Doolittle Raiders crewmembers are scheduled to appear. Calendar, B-3 COMINGUP Mike Moore, owner of Gulf Star Contracting, the company hired by the Niceville Valparaiso Regional Sewer Board to maintain the board reclaimed water sprayfields, mows grass on the fields April 4. A decrease in the field's acreage to make room for the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector led the board to sign a less expensive contract with Moore for the next year. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville Valparaiso Regional Sewer Board extended its contract with Gulf Star Contracting, the contractor that oversees the board's reclaimed water sprayfield, until June 2014. Mike Moore, owner of Gulf Star Contracting, said the extension for his original contract was set to expire June 30. At a meeting April 3 in Niceville, the sewer board discussed some method of lowering maintenance expenditures because the sprayfield shrank from 280 acres to 230 acres in June 2012, when some land was taken for the new MidBay Bridge Connector highway. The sewer board owns and controls the Niceville Valpariaso Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility and its associated effluent sprayfield on Eglin land north of Niceville. Rick Helms, Niceville Valparaiso Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility manager, suggested the board reduce its payment to Gulf Star from $118,000 a year to something proportional to the smaller field size. Moore offered to continue his current tasks on the smaller fields for $95,113 a year, an offer which the board unanimously approved.Sewer authority makes hay while the sun shinesLess sprayfield mowing as effluent gets cleaner$165K raised for tennis center Spring temperatures and clear skies have brought people out of their houses to enjoy such activities as kayaking at Turkey Creek Park or, right, the scene at the Bluewater Bay Cultural Arts Festival, hosted Saturday by Bluewater Bay Marina. Marina owner Brett Hinely said that about 25 vendors set up booths at the festival, offering food and beverage tastings, live music, and assorted arts and crafts. 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Moore first signed a contract with the sewer board in 2002 for five years, with an option for a five-year extension, which the board picked up. Gulf Star employees maintain the sprayfields by tending to the plumbing of the sprinklers that spray reclaimed water onto the field, as well as by tending to the fences surrounding the field and maintaining the grass that grows on it. Grass is grown on the sprayfield to absorb unwanted nitrogen in wastewater from the sewagetreatment plant operated by the regional authority. Gulf Star cuts the grass and bales it as hay to sell for profit. Moore's company also mows along the sides and in the medians of state and federal highways in Santa Rosa, Bay and Calhoun counties. Moore said equipment used for those jobs is also used for mowing on the sprayfields. Moore stores this equipment on the sprayfield, rent free. Helms also noted that once upgrades to the wastewater facility are complete, the reclaimed water will contain significantly less nitrogen. From this fact, he surmised that the grass will not grow as much and will not need the degree of maintenance it now requires. The board decided to measure nitrogen levels in the reclaimed water after all upgrades have been completed sometime next year to determine if it would still make sense to pay someone to cut and bale the grass. Helms estimated that the sewer board could purchase the equipment necessary for mowing and hire laborers directly, instead of through a contractor, for about $71,000 per year. This does not include costs of baling and removing the grass. Helms said, due to the decrease in nitrogen, it may not be financially viable to bale and remove the grass. The $71,000 estimate assumes that mowed grass clippings would be left on the fields to decompose. At the meeting, Moore requested that the board allow him to propose another figure once the train upgrades are made and the board decides the scope of maintenance desired for the sprayfields. The sewage plant upgrades to remove nitrogen from reclaimed water are being made at a $5 million cost because the Florida Department of Environmental Protection deemed nitrogen levels in the water to be too high and thus harmful to the Okaloosa darter. A recent Loyola University study suggested that populations of the Okaloosa darter, a fish indigenous to Okaloosa and Walton counties listed as "threatened" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are lower in streams affected by the wastewater plant's reclaimed water than in unaffected streams. SEWERFrom page A-1an official commitment to the facility. Poate said the Ruckel and Niceville tennis teams currently use privately operated tennis courts at Bluewater Bay to practice and host matches. The new facility would be built on the northwest corner of the Ruckel Middle School campus near the intersection of Partin Drive and Palm Boulevard, and would feature eight courts, a concession stand and restrooms. The $225,000 for construction does not include the approximately $75,000 needed to construct lights for the courts. Lights will be added later when more money comes in. According to Poate, the committee is aiming for a groundbreaking sometime in May or June. Bill Smith, facilities director for the Okaloosa County School District, said tennis center committee members must prove funds for the project are secured before the school board can approve the building permit. Smith said the school board can approve the project, but the decision to make the facility open to the public is up to Ruckel, the school which will operate the facility. Ruckel Principal Debra Goolsby said having the facility open to the community is one of the project's primary goals. "We've never considered not letting the community use it," Goolsby said. Goolsby said the plan is to allow public access to the facility during after-school hours when there are no Niceville or Ruckel tennis practices or matches. Lisa Lewis, a committee spokeswoman, said the interscholastic tennis seasons generall run from late January to late March. She said practices at the facility would likely be held weekdays after school until around 4 p.m. Poate said all funds for the project so far have come from private donations, and the committee does not expect to receive money from the cash-strapped school system or taxpayers. Poate said if the committee can reach the $225,000 mark solely on private donations, it will not wait for an anticipated $40,000 grant from the U.S. Tennis Association to submit final plans for approval by the school board. The All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach gave $10,000, Poate said. Lewis said the committee has received many monetary commitments which are still outstanding. She said if all the outstanding commitments were paid, the committee would have the $225,000 necessary to present the project to the school board for approval. Poate said the committee members will still seek the USTA grant, and they will put it toward constructing lights if they receive it. Lewis said the fundraising campaign is similar to others around the country, as communities are stepping up to provide amenities that school systems cannot afford. The committee intends for affordable tennis lessons to be given during summers by professionals, Poate said. He believes getting more people involved in tennis will be good for the community. "Tennis is the fastest growing of the mainstream sports in the country right now," Poate said. "I believe a lot more people will play it at the new facility, and it will generally enhance the city of Niceville." The committee is offering many sponsorship opportunities to raise funds. The committee will offer sponsorship bricks for $100 for individuals and $500 for families that can be engraved with custom text. Larger donations will be permanently recognized at the facility, under silver (for a $1,000 donation), gold ($2,500) and platinum ($5,000) levels. A donation of $10,000 would allow the donor to name one of the facility's planned courts. Goolsby and former Niceville Principal Marcus Chambers signed a usage agreement for the joint facility in 2011. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-2 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACON TENNISFrom page A-1 No Bugs, A Cool Breeze and A Clear View Clear View Retractable Screens offer the most esthetic and practical window and door screening solutions that provide natural ventilation while maintaining an insect-free environment for the home. Visit our website for more info: www.gulfviewsliders.comContact GVS today for a no-obligation, in-home quote.850-678-7080 Enjoy cool, refreshing, and insect-free breezes by opening your doors and windows with a Clear View Retractable Screen door or window system. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Page A-3 mandates from the State, infrastructure and capital project delays, as well as, minimal anticipated increases in taxable valuation, staff recommends consideration by the Board of County Commissioners to increase the current rate of 3.2899 mills, countywide, and establish a higher target rate of 3.6249 mills," Curry's presentation stated. At the current rate of 3.2899 mills, Okaloosa County property owners pay about $3.29 for every $1,000 of appraised value to the county commission. For example, an owner whose house is assessed at $200,000, not counting homestead exemption or other discounts, would expect to pay $657.98 in property taxes to the county, not counting taxes levied by other entities such as cities or fire districts. At Currys proposed county millage rate of 3.6249 mills, that same homeowner would expect to pay $724.98. Curry also recommended that the commission consider increases in local option motor-fuels taxes, stating: For purposes of any fuel tax considerations, an additional assessment would need to be imposed by July 1, 2013, to have an effective date of Jan. 1, 2014. In a PowerPoint presentation accompanying his budget policy document, Curry suggested that Okaloosa County add a second local option fuel tax of between one and five cents a gallon. Curry also suggested that commissioners consider additional revenue sources, such as impact fees for new development. Curry recommended a 3 percent pay hike for county employees. This, Curry wrote, is necessary to help county employees keep up with inflation. He said that over the past six years, the average real value of county employee salaries after inflation is considered has taken a drop of about 10 percent. His figures did not appear to account for any changes in the value of fringe benefits such as medical insurance or deferred compensation (pension) expenses also borne by taxpayers. Curry also suggested that the county may have to cut the number of county employees during the coming year, despite the fact that staff reductions have already been made during each of the last six years. Currys budget policy document said that although furloughing or reducing the working hours of county employees is one option for cutting personnel costs, doing so could force some lower-paid county employees below the national poverty line. Furthermore, he wrote, simply cutting staff across the board may or may not be a viable option. Another option would be to consider eliminating entire programs or departments. Curry did not specify which of these options would be the best, but recommended that county commissioners take all possibilities into consideration. In his policy document, Curry also said that the county has deferred the replacement of many county vehicles for the past several years, due to a lack of funding. However, the county now has so many aging vehicles that at least some limited replacement of them will probably be necessary in the coming year. He also wrote that the county is facing tough decisions on many of its planned capital projects, such as improvements to roads, the countys three airports, storm water management, improvements to county parks and recreation facilities, and funding for the Sheriffs Office school resource officer program, which was expanded earlier this year following the mass school shooting in Connecticut. In his document and briefing, Curry noted that the county uses a category hierarchy to evaluate the relative importance of various county programs and agencies. For example, the highest category is public safety, which includes such agencies as the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office, the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Medical Services, and the county Corrections Department. Essential services, include such things as public works, management of the countys three airports, and operation of the county bus system. COUNTYFrom page A-1fence and leave your neighbor without any way of looking at his power meter," Scott said. Scott said the ordinance was written as a preventative measure and said there are no fences that would have to be taken down because of the ordinance. The ordinance would allow fences to be constructed starting from the back of the residence and extending around the rear perimeter of the property. The ordinance defines fences as enclosures composed of any substance that will present an adequate blockade around a field, yard or other such expanse for the purpose of prohibiting intrusions from outside. It specifies that fences may not be composed of scrap materials, tires, canvas, cardboard, asphalt-style shingles, pallets, or chicken corrugated metal, welded roll wire, chicken wire or sheet metal. It also states fences may exceed the maximum allowed height (eight feet) if the building inspectors deems it is warranted by special circumstances. The ordinance was on the agenda for the Valparaiso City Commission's Feb. 11 meeting for a first reading, but Commissioner Joe Morgan requested the planning commission review the ordinance and make a recommendation before the city commission took any action. The planning commission recommended the ordinance to the city, which approved the ordinance on first reading at its meeting March 11. The ordinance also makes some changes to code regarding the types of fencing allowed. Razor wire fences are strictly prohibited, and barbed wire fences are prohibited except in industrial or commercial districts, where fences 8 feet or higher may barbed wire arms or brackets extending inward over the property. No barbed wire is allowed nearer than 8 feet to the ground. The ordinance also states that electrical and electrified fences are strictly prohibited unless uses for stables or stable-like businesses in industrial zoning districts. Noncommercial electric dog fences are exempt from this prohibition. The ordinance became effective upon passage. VALP.From page A-1Altard 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. 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ArrestsDennis Bryan Cox, 47, of 918 Maracel Loop, Crestview, was arrested by Niceville police March 28 on a charge of sexual offense of lewd or lascivious exhibition. Cox's required court appearance is May 14. *** Christopher Taylor Krenek, unemployed, 21, of 221 Olde Post Road, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police March 29 on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia after police found nearly a pound of marijuana and $1,508 in a truck he was driving. An officer responded to Sunshine Lane, Niceville, in reference to a truck parked in front of a residence. People had been exiting and returning to the truck. An officer shone his spotlight on the vehicle and began to get out of his car when the driver of the truck put it in reverse, striking the vehicle behind him while attempting to back up. The driver stopped the truck and four people got out, one of whom fled, vaulting a fence and outrunning a pursuing officer. Krenek allegedly said he had smoked some marijuana inside the truck. An officer found cash and a clear plastic bag containing marijuana in the driver's side door of the truck. In the center console, the officer found six plastic bags of marijuana and a bag of cash. On the passenger's side, the officer found a grinder with marijuana residue in it and a scale with marijuana residue. In the back seat, the officer found two bags of marijuana. The officer found a clothes basket full of clothes which also held five bags of marijuana and a smoking pipe containing marijuana residue. The officer found another pipe behind the driver's seat. An officer weighed the marijuana at the police station, finding it to weigh 447 grams (15.8 ounces). The marijuana, pipes, scales, grinder and cash, totaling $1,508, were stored as evidence. Krenek's required court appearance is May 14. *** Madison Taylor Garrett, 17, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police March 29 on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Her required court appearance is May 14. *** Jeffrey A. Crisafulli, 50, of 2427 Roberts Drive, Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police March 28 on a charge of trespassing on property other than structure or conveyance. Crisafulli allegedly entered and remained in the front yard of a residence on the 300 block of 17th Street. Crisafulli knocked loudly on the door several times and yelled for one of the residents to come out and fight him. Crisafulli's required court appearance is April 16. *** Natalie Leann Jarrett, self employed, 33, of 201 Doyce St., Fort Walton Beach, was arrested by Niceville police March 27 on a charge of tqo counts of aggravated assault. Jarrett allegedly attempted to run two people over with her car on the 300 block of Government Avenue, Niceville. Jarrett's required court appearance is May 14. *** Nadya Riccatta Camp, a hotel housekeeper, 30, of 304 Reeves St. Lot G-17, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies April 1 on charges of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and smuggling contraband into a detention facility. Camp was arresed on an incounty warrant and brought to the Okaloosa County Jail, Upon arrival at the jail, Camp and her possessions were searched, and a corrections officer found one gram of marijuana in a clear cigarette wrapper inside Camp's purse. Camp allegedly admitted to ownership of the marijuana. Camp's required court appearance is May 14. *** Stephanie Diane Myers, a cook, 30, of 1777 Thomas St. Lot B, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 31 on charges of driving with a suspended license, drug equipment possession and/or use and providing a law enforcement officer with a false name while lawfully detained. A deputy stopped a vehicle driven by Myers, and Myers claimed she did not have a driver's license on her. Allegedly, Myers initially gave false names and a false social security number, and claimed she had a New York driver's license. A deputy checked a license records database and found no New York driver's license under the names given, nor could the deputy find any license with the social security number Myers had given. Myers approached the deputy and said her license may be under the last name Myers. The deputy searched records with that name and found Myers' license had been suspended and she was in violation of probation. The deputy searched Myers' vehicle and found a marijuana pipe in the center console of the The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Police BlotterThe following accounts of the activities of police are according to records of the Niceville and Valparaiso police departments, the Okaloosa County and Walton County sheriff s offices, other law-enforcement agencies, and the Okaloosa County and Walton County jails. Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from April 1, 2013 through April 7, 2013. 0 Structure Fire31 Emergency Medical Calls 1 Vehicle Fire3 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire 0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn3 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET.............................................SITUATION.........DATE.................................TIME 30th Street..........................................Medical................4/1/13.................................04:16 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical................4/1/13.................................14:54 Hospital Dr..........................................Medical................4/1/13.................................16:33 Rattan Palm Dr..................................Medical................4/1/13.................................16:51 Bally Way...........................................Medical................4/2/13.................................00:10 Cypress Dr.........................................Medical................4/2/13.................................06:51 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical................4/2/13.................................07:42 Valparaiso Blvd..................................Vehicle crash.......4/2/13.................................07:54 S.R. 85/College Blvd.........................Vehicle crash.......4/2/13.................................18:04 Island Lane........................................Medical................4/3/13.................................14:09 Roberts Dr..........................................Medical................4/3/13.................................19:54 Government Ave................................Medical................4/3/13.................................22:39 Bayshore Dr.......................................Medical................4/4/13.................................00:42 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical................4/4/13.................................07:08 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical................4/4/13.................................16:09 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical................4/4/1319:28 Reeves St..........................................Medical................4/4/13.................................21:20 Tamara Cove.....................................Alarm activation...4/5/13.................................02:36 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical................4/5/13.................................04:24 Als Drive.............................................Service call..........4/5/13.................................09:00 Allen St...............................................Medical................4/5/13.................................09:14 S.R. 85...............................................Vehicle crash.......4/5/13.................................10:54 S.R. 85...............................................Medical................4/5/13.................................15:37 N. Partin Dr........................................Medical................4/5/13.................................17:32 Als Drive.............................................Medical................4/6/13.................................06:54 28th Street..........................................Medical................4/6/13.................................12:34 Julia Ave.............................................Medical................4/6/113...............................12:56 S. Cedar Ave......................................Medical................4/6/13.................................16:09 Duke Dr..............................................Alarm activation...4/6/13.................................18:12 College Blvd.......................................Medical................4/6/13.................................22:22 Reeves St..........................................Medical................4/7/13.................................00:18 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical................4/7/13.................................07:18 Partin Dr.............................................Vehicle fire...........4/7/13.................................10:26 Nutmeg Ave.......................................Medical................4/7/13.................................12:58 E. John Sims Pkwy............................Medical................4/7/13.................................13:20 Darlington Oak Dr..............................Medical................4/7/13.................................15:41 Hillside Dr...........................................Medical................4/7/13.................................16:29 Royal Palm Dr....................................Medical................4/7/13.................................20:30 Weekly Safety Tip: Run cool water over a burn for 10 to 15 minutes. Never apply ice. It is dangerous to put butter or any other grease on a burn because it seals in the heat and can damage the tissue further. If the skin blisters or is charred, see a doctor immediately. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from April 1, 2013 through April 7, 2013. Street Situation Date Time E. Hwy. 20 ................................Medical..................................4/1/13........................15:35 Oakwood Cir.............................Dispatched & cancelled........4/1/13........................19:36 Hwy. 20 East.............................EMS call................................4/2/13........................15:20 Hickory St..................................EMS call................................4/2/13........................19:45 Amberlake Cove.......................Dispatched & cancelled........4/2/13........................20:24 Meadowbrook Ct......................Medical..................................4/2/13........................22:45 Olde Post Rd............................Smoke scare.........................4/3/13........................08:28 Ida Coon Cir..............................Dispatched & cancelled........4/3/13........................09:38 Range Rd./Hwy. 20..................Vehicle accident....................4/3/13........................14:20 Turnberry Pl..............................Medical..................................4/3/13........................16:45 Merchants Way........................Medical..................................4/3/13........................16:50 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................4/4/13........................01:38 N. White Point Rd.....................Medical..................................4/5/13........................04:31 Range Rd./Hwy. 20..................Vehicle accident....................4/5/13........................06:12 Merchants Way........................Medical..................................4/5/13........................13:03 Bluewater Blvd..........................Vehicle accident....................4/5/13........................14:26 Barbados Way..........................Good intent call.....................4/5/13........................16:24 Ridgewood Way.......................Medical..................................4/6/13........................05:56 Putter Dr....................................Medical alarm activation.......4/6/13........................13:30 White Point Rd.........................Medical..................................4/6/13........................20:20 Springacres Cove.....................Cooking fire...........................4/7/13........................06:50 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.Valparaiso VolunteerThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of March: Street Situation Date Time N. John Sims Pkwy....................Seizures...............................3/2/13.......................16:40 Lincoln Ave..................................Fall........................................3/2/13.......................21:02 Chicago Ave................................Unconscious........................3/4/13.......................18:08 S. John Sims Pkwy....................Vehicle accident...................3/6/13.......................11:56 Marquette Ave............................Sick call................................3/8/13.......................11:56 Davenport Ave............................Incorrect location..................3/9/13.......................17:41 Edge Ave.....................................Heart problem......................3/10/13.....................16:54 Montana Ave...............................CVA/Stroke...........................3/12/13.....................10:10 N. Bayshore Dr...........................Heart problem......................3/14/13.....................08:47 S. John Sims Pkwy....................Vehicle accident...................3/15/13.....................19:50 Virginia Ave.................................CVA/Stroke...........................3/15/13.....................20:39 Edge Ave.....................................Vehicle fire............................3/17/13.....................04:33 Hidden Cove Cir.........................Fall........................................3/19/13.....................21:09 Edge Ave.....................................Vehicle accident...................3/20/13.....................16:28 Davenport Ave............................Chest Pain............................3/20/13.....................18:26 Washington Ave..........................Sick call................................3/21/13.....................08:52 St. Charles Ave...........................Heart problem......................3/22/13.....................10:22 N. Bayshore Dr...........................Fall........................................3/25/13.....................04:22 Edge Ave.....................................Unconscious........................3/27/13.....................15:11 Valastics Ave...............................Brush fire..............................3/28/13.....................16:40 Lincoln Ave..................................Abdominal pain....................3/30/13.....................17:29 S. John Sims Pkwy....................Vehicle accident...................3/30/13.....................21:21 Glendale Ave..............................Fall........................................3/31/13.....................07:54 Judith Dr......................................Heart problem......................3/31/13.....................14:59 Andrew Dr...................................Sick call................................3/31/13.....................16:10Page A-4 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Please see BLOTTER, page A-5 Christopher T. Krenek Mid-Bay Plaza, Bluewater Bay897-4466 Ritz Salon For fragile, broken hair NicevilleINSURANCE AGENCY (850) 729-2131www.nicevilleinsurance.com revolveformerly divine consign > new name > new location777 John Sims Pkwy East > Niceville > 897-1083Find your fashion UPSCALE RESALE FOR MEN AND WOMEN 600 John Sims Pkwy., E. Niceville (Across from FUMC)Call (850) 678 1795MARK S. 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vehicle. Residue on the pipe tested positive for a presence of THC. Myers admitted to using the pipe to smoke marijuana. While searching the car, the deputy also found Myers' driver's license and social security card. Myers' required court appearance is April 23. *** Perry James Robinson, a cook, 30, of 1110 Coral Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies March 28 on a charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. A deputy stopped a car driven by someone later identified as Robinson for driving with an expired tag. The deputy checked a driver's license records database and found that Robinson's license had been suspended in 2003 and was still suspended. Robinson's required court appearance is May 14. DUI arrestsShirley Anne Benefield, 66, of 216 Reynolds Ave., Niceville, was arrested by Valparaiso police for DUI at SR 397 at Washington Avenue, Valparaiso, April 1 at 12:37 a.m. Benefield was also cited for unlawful speed, driving 53 mph in a 35 mph zone. Benefield's required court appearance is April 23. TheftsA Valparaiso resident of the 200 block of Seminole Avenue reported March 30 an unknown person stole a metal chain dog pen from her residence sometime in the past two months. Criminal MischiefSomeone reported March 28 an unknown person shot a window at the Niceville Library with a BB gun, leaving two small cracks in the window. *** A Valparaiso resident ofthe 200 block of Washington Avenue reported March 25 someone cut both rear tires on her car, letting the air out. BLOTTERFrom page A-4 50th Anniversary ...Continuing the Vision ...Improving Lives ...OWJC, OWCC, OWC, NWFSCNorthwest Florida State College50th Anniversary Kick-Off Assembly& Doolittle Raiders Exhibit Dedication April 17, 2013 A year-long 50th Anniversary celebration of Northwest Florida State College of cially begins with a festive 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Assembly on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the colleges 2,100 seat Raiders Arena on the Niceville Campus. Free and open to the public, the event also features the dedication and opening of a permanent Doolittle Raiders historical exhibit that is being constructed in the lobby of the Arena. Three of the surviving WWII Doolittle Raiders crew members are scheduled to appear at the event and will be honored by the college, which has used the Raiders name for its athletics mascot since the early 1960s. The college, which was established by the Florida Legislature in April 1963 as Okaloosa-Walton Junior College, and rst opened its doors to students in August 1964, will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a series of events from April 2013 through August, 2014. See the 50th Anniversary website www.nwfsc.edu/50 for information. The NWFSC 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Assembly on April 17 opens the anniversary year with entertainment, display of colleg e historical items, the dedication of the Doolittle Raiders Exhibit and more. As a companion event to the Doolittle Raiders Reunion hosted by the Fort Walton Beach Chamber, the appearance of Raiders at the colleges April 17th 50th Anniversary event will be the rst public appearance by the WWII heroes during the reunion weekend. It should be noted that the Doolittle Raiders will not be available for autograph s during their appearance at the college. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Doors Open/Pre-Event Activities Free admission, seating on a rst come basis. Enter through the Raider Club doors at south side of Arena. Pre-event entertainment by NWFSC Jazz Ensemble, OWJC NWFSC historical displays open inside Arena, display of Doolittle Raiders Silver Goblets and more. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Assembly & Dedication of Doolittle Raiders Exhibit 10:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Doolittle Raiders Exhibit Open to Public Arena Lobby Regular permanent exhibit hours Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. NORTHWEST FLORID A The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Page A-5 THE INQUIRING PHOTOGRAPHER by Mike Griffith I think income taxes are necessary to provide essential services, but I think they can be used as a political tool as well. It s way too high. The capital gains tax is way too high also. I think it s high, and spread too thin when the government spends it. I think it s a necessary evil that won t go away anytime soon. The system could be fairer. Let the rich pay more. John Gaffney, 44, Atlanta, Georgia, pharmaceutical sales Mark Schroeder, 70, Seagrove Beach, retired Lynette Miesen, Niceville Cindy Pierce, McHenry, Mississippi, homemaker Annetta French, Niceville, retired civil servant David Harbin, 35, Bluewater Bay, dock master What should we ask next week? Email your suggested question to: info@baybeacon.com Include "Suggested IP question" in the "subject" field.What do you think about the federal income tax? I think there should be a Fair Tax to tax people for what they spend, rather than what they earn. Location: Bluewater Bay cultural arts festival, Bluewater Bay marina I believe in the tax if it s used for something positive, like universal health care

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN As the weather is warming and the humidity is rising, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating is offering a different kind of spring break: one on your utility bill! While you make vacation plans and start your spring cleaning, dont forget to add preparing your home for AC season to that to-do list. As a reliable, local business of over 17 years, One Hours team of experts are ready and willing to make it easy for you. Their services include providing prompt and professional air conditioning and heating repair, along with preventative maintenance and tune ups. Stacy Hebert, Service Manager and employee of five years, suggests that there are little things you can do to affect your utility bill in a big way. For example, changing the filter in your air conditioning unit. Say the average lifespan of your unit is 12 years and you dont change your filter; everything in the machine is going to work harder and require more energy. Then, you may only get 9 years out of the machine. Changing the filter affects you in the short term by decreasing your bill, and in the long term by increasing your units sustainability, suggests Hebert. One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating offers a Filter Club Program, which allows its annual members to rely on their business to find the right filter and keep track of their units filtration needs. Another helpful tip is to tuneup your system. It is important to have healthy air flow in the home to reduce energy costs. For the month of April, One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating will be offering a $55 tune-up, as opposed to the regular $99 cost. They are also offering a discounted price on insulation for your attic. 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The day was warm and there was plenty to do for everyone who came out last March 16th to have fun at Edge Elementarys recent spring Fling fundraising event. Plenty of events kept all ages busy with a wide variety of activities available. Held on the front lawn of Edge Elementary, the event raised a total of $3,079 with $1,993 left after expenses were paid. The funds raised will go toward teacher classroom supplies. Three Bean Soup, a father and daughter acoustical band, provided music during the event. Three Bean Soup has been playing up and down the Gulf Coast since 2006. Besides live music there were local vendor booths offering everything from ceramics, Lego creations, food samples, spa products and boutique items. Nathan Carroll from Palmers ATA Taekwondo gave a Taekwondo demonstration along with students from their school, many of whom were performing for the first time. Some of them were a little star struck by all the people watching, he laughed. The youngest demonstrator was five. Rheann Romano, a Zumba teacher at the same school, also gave an energetic demonstration. The winners of the pie eating contest were Kydon Stewart and Caroline Hiers. Caroline was also the winner of the Fall Festival pie eating contest. The spring fling offered giant bumper balls, inflatables, a Home Depot kids workshop, crafts, activities, face painting, and food from the grill. It takes a community to build one and Nicevilles business community stepped in with their support, namely Walmart, Zs Framing, Art Kedroski, Home Depot and Dockside Cafe. Parents, teachers and other volunteers were also on hand before, after and during to help make this spring fling an event to remember. 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 1 1 0 0 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 The kids at Edge Elementary s recent spring fling got to experience how gerbils must feel as they rolled across the lawn in giant bumper balls. There were a variety of events available including inflatable slides, face painting and a pie eating contest. Keaton Councell holds a baby chick for sale during Edge Elementary s spring fling fundraising event on March 16th. Events ranged from taekwondo and zumba demonstrations to pie eating contests with plenty of arts and craft for sale. Altogether $1,993 will be contributed towards classroom supplies.Fun in the sun at Edges fling 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. 850-863-2153FORT WALTON DESTIN NICEVILLEDr. Shawbitz provides exceptional care for General Neurology, Clinical Electrophysiology and Neuromuscular Disorders.Introducing NeurologistDr. Michael Shawbitz Doolittle Raiders crew visit NicevilleThe Doolittle Raiders will be having their 71st, and final, reunion from April 17-20. The Farewell Tribute begins at 8 a.m. with a free, public assembly featuring a dedication of a permanent, Doolittle Raiders historical exhibit. Three of the surviving WWII crew members are scheduled to appear and be honored by the college. Northwest Florida State College has used the Raiders name for its athletics mascot since the early 1960 s. For more information please call 729-6000 or visit www.doolittlereunion.com. See story on page B4. Home sweet home for Hardy familyIraq war veteran, Former Specialist Jeremy Hardy was made to feel at home when U.S. Bank donated a Niceville home to him and his family. They were presented the keys to their new house April 4. This is a huge, life-changing event for us, Hardy said. We couldnt be more grateful. The house was made possible through the Military Warriors Support Foundation. IMAGINE An outstanding kitchen, remodeled baths, and a home office all wrapped up in one neat Rocky Bayou package sealed with a POOL See for yourselves at 1035 Forest Road. 2598 SF, 3/2, $335,000 LINDA ZICKLER, Realtor(850)-621-7233 lzickler@gnt.netwww.nicevillekw.com 4534 Hwy 20 East, Bluewater Bay (Merchants Walk)Each office independently owned and operated. When buying or selling real estate, choose Linda Zickler!

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The Panhandle Championships in Pensacola were held during Spring Break on March 28th. Out of the 14 schools which competed on Thursday, NHS track and field girls secured 2nd place overall while the boys took 4th place. First place finishers include: Aubrey West-100 meter dash (13.18), long jump (17-00.00); Marsel Mosley in the 800 meter run (2:29.64) and 1600 meter run (5:18.22); Sophia Bergmann in the discus (115-06); Nick Morken in the 800 meter run (2:00.64); Thomas Howell in the1600 meter run (4:21.92) and 3200 meter run (10:01.07) and boys 4x800 team Jack Massey, Thomas Howell, Nick Morken, Caden Ewing (8:19.21). Second and third place finishers include Courtney Testa in the 100 meter hurdles (17.73) and 300 meter hurdles (50.27); girls 4x800 relay team Marsel Mosley, Annie Serpa, Nickie Anderson, Drew Haggerman (10:14.73); Sophia Bergmann in the shot put (3408.50) and Nick Morken in the 1600 meter run (4:22.76). Congratulations to Thomas Howell, Jack Massey, Tripp Davis, Sophia Bergmann, Annie Serpa, Drew Haggerman, and Nickie Anderson for being selected to attend the Meet of Champions in Mobile on April 6th. The NHS track and field teams next meet will be the district meet in Pensacola on April 19th. Earlier in the month on March 22-23 NHS track and field traveled to Tallahassee to participate in the FSU Relays. Over 100 high schools throughout Florida participated in this meet. This was a highly anticipated event since it allowed athletes to size-up his or her competition prior to the state meet at the end of the season. Niceville had 21 athletes compete in events prior to the cancellation mid-day Saturday due to rain. Girls: Nickie Anderson took 21st place in the 400 meter dash (1:01.85); Nickie Anderson, Marsel Mosley, Annie Serpa, and Drew Haggerman took 7th place in the 4x800 meter relay (10:08.32); Nickie Anderson, Aubrey West, Courtney Testa and Tashi Brown took 6th place in the 4x200 meter relay (1:50.92); Marsel Mosley took 16th place in the 800 meter run (2:25.71); Sophia Bermann took 5th place in the discus (117-04); Annie Serpa took 11th place in the 3200 meter run (12:17.41); Eliza Riley took 29th place in the 1600 meter run (5:57.99), Taylor Reece took 45th place (6:18.96) and Courtney Testa took 20th place in the 300 meter hurdles (50.77). The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-2 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Traveling Eagles make mayhemCongratulations to the 10U Traveling Eagles who finished 1st in the "Mayhem in Marianna VI" Tournament this weekend. This was their first tournament championship. They have an overall record of 8-1 this season with a 2d place finish in the Traveling Eagles President's Day Tournament earlier this year. Pictured from left to right: Garrett Norman, Nathan Tiller, Eric Topel, Kaden Geisler, Cade Johnston, Jay Marquardt, Keagen Norman, Manager Gerry McDermott Botton row is Hayden Hubbard, Jaxon Topel, Brenley Laird, Brady Koger, Trey Wainwright. Championship soccer winCongratulations to the FC DallasEmerald Coast 97 Red Boys Team for their championship win in the Region D Tournament. The team is comprised of players from Destin, Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, and Shalimar. They are coached by Tim Brown. They will travel to Auburndale, FL to compete in the FYSA President's Cup Tournament representing our local area. NICEVILLE | FT. 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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 Aktion Club chili cook offThe Aktion Club donated $500 to the Okaloosa Child Care Services after a successful fundraiser with the United Way Chili Cookoff. Pictured is Judy Boudreaux from NicevilleValparaiso Kiwanis and coordinator for the Emerald Coast Aktion Club, Traci Dayton, the President of Aktion Club and Lynn Stevens from Okaloosa Child Care Services. For more information on the Aktion Club please contact Judy Boudreaux at 830-4949. 209 Government Ave., Niceville 678-7925Sales & Installation FREE Estimates Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm Sat. by AppointmentSIMPLER CARPET & TILE, INC. Serving Niceville-Valparaiso for 50 yearsBrowse our selection of Hardwood & Laminate WHAT MAKES A CENTURY 21 AGENT? 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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@bwbmarina.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. Keeping in stitches The Sand Dunes Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America, is having an exhibit of needle art at the Niceville Library located at 206 Partin Dr. N. throughout the month of April. The group meets from August through May, and offers day and night meetings each month in room 400 at the Niceville United Methodist Church on Partin Drive. Day meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month from 9:30 a.m. until noon and night meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Seniors wanna have fun Walton Okaloosa County Council on Aging Senior Program offers the following activities for people 60 and older from April 10 through April 16. Seminole Community Center, Cedar Street 833-9291 Thursday Bingo 10:00 a.m. Tuesday Bingo 9:30 a.m. Valparaiso Community Center, 268 Glenview Ave. 833-9291 Monday Dominoes & and WII Bowling 9:30a.m. Tuesday Bingo 9:30a.m. Wednesday Bingo 9:30 a.m. Thursday WII Bowling 9:30 a.m. Friday Bingo 9:30a.m. FREE Chair Yoga classes 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) 5992887. Supported through a grant from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Democrats and friends The Hootnanny Social Club monthly dinner meeting of Democrats and friends will be on Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. at the Coach-NFour Restaurant on 1313 Lewis Turner Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. Participate in lively discussion, good food and warm democratic friendship regardless of party affiliation. Bring your donations, nonperishable food, or cash for our friends at Sharing and Caring who need you now more than ever. Reservations preferred. Please call Helen at 8623231 or Lit at 651-2278. Daughters of the revolution Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the First Presbyterian Church, 134 Beal Parkway S.W. in Fort Walton Beach at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 11. Guest speaker will be Virginia Poffenberger, 2ndVice Regent, Florida State Society DAR. Her presentation will be on DAR Insignia. Choctawhatchee Bay Chapter DAR will celebrate their 46thanniversary. DAR is open to all women who are lineally descended from a Revolutionary War Patriot. Please call 796-0783. 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 8975560. NHS yard sale Support the Class of 2015 by donating or shopping at their yard sale Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Niceville High School Bands parking lot. Finds some great deals while doing a good deed. Donations are accepted from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. the same morning. April Blood drives The following blood drives will be held through the month of April: Monday, April 15 at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville 9-4 p.m. Free Fandango voucher redeemable for a movie ticket for all donors. Tuesday, April 16 at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville 9-4 p.m. Free Fandango voucher redeemable for a movie ticket for all donors Wednesday, April 24 at Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville 8-1:45 p.m. Republicans meet The Okaloosa County Republican Party Executive Committee (OCREC) will hold its monthly meeting on Monday April 15, at the Niceville City Council Chambers, 209 N. Partin Drive, Niceville at 6:00 p.m. All registered Republicans are welcome to join OCREC. OCREC is the governing body of the Republican Party in Okaloosa County and its members are representatives of their precinct in the county. Precinct leaders are needed throughout the county. Come and be a leader.For more information call 486-8458 Haute couture luncheon North West Florida Retired Officers Wives Club will host a fashion show luncheon on Thursday, April 18 at Eglin AFB Bayview Club. Please arrive by 10:45 am. Reservations are required by Friday, April 12. Call Esin 683-0031 for more information. 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. 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. 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. 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. Brothers make science magic Come experience the fun and wacky Science Brothers at the Biophilia Center Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.as they explore different premises in science. This dynamic duo makes science fun for all ages while using hands-on experiments to make science relevant and entertaining. Center Hours are Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.Center admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children. For more information visit www.eowilsoncenter.org or call8351824. Adventure Club bike ride The Adventure Club will have a bike ride Saturday, April 13 in Niceville. Meet at Guiseppis Marina and Wharf on Bayshore Dr. at 10 a.m. Lunch after the ride at a nearby restaurant. For more information please contact Jim Bayes at 897-6756. Living as a genealogist The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will hold a monthly meeting on Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the Heritage Museum located at 115 Westview Dr., Valparaiso. Speaker for this months program will be Beverly Gross speaking on living as a genealogist. The public is welcome. The meeting will be followed by a Dutch treat lunch at a local restaurant for those interested. For more info call 678-2023. Life guard certification Destin YMCA Aquatic Center will offer a 30 hour Red Cross course including certification in Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR-AED on April 1314 and 20-21. Re-certifications can also be accomplished during this course. Please call 837-8440 for details. 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. Pirate Argh-ducation The Friends of the Niceville Public Library are pleased to host Pirates of Pensacola and other Bandini of the Gulf Coast: History of Maritime Crime 1807-1865 presented by Wayne Abrahamson, Florida Public Archaeology Network and UWF. This free program will be held in the Niceville Community Center on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. and is part of the Florida Viva 500 celebration. Please call Niceville Public Library 279-4863 ext. 1504 for more information. Coffee with the Commissioner Okaloosa County Commissioner Nathan Boyles is implementing a quarterly Coffee with the Commissioner event at various dates, times and locations throughout Okaloosa County. The first Coffee with the Commissioner will be held on April 17, from 7:30 until 9:00 a.m. The event will be held at the Cinco Bayou Town Hall, and the public is encouraged to attend, as well as enjoy coffee and baked goods. For more information about Commissioner Boyles, please visit okaloosafl.com or call him at 6895030 or 651-7105. He can also be reached by email at nboyles@co.okaloosa.fl.us 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. 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Namesake Doolittle Raiders exhibit opensWhats in a name? Plenty, if you know the history behind the Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) school mascot Raiders. It began more than 70 years ago with a secrecy shrouded mission at an isolated airfield at Eglin Field, now Eglin Air Force Base. It would culminate when a band of daring fliers dubbed the Doolittles Raiders soared off the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet and bombed the Empire of Japan for the first time in World War II a daring reply to the attack at Pearl Harbor. The leader of the Raiders was then Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, who led the squadron of B-25s on the historic raid a feat for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. To heighten knowledge of the legacy and heritage behind the Raiders mascot name and to bring the story of these true American heroes to students for decades to come, the college is opening a permanent exhibit in the lobby of the colleges Raiders Athletic Arena on the Niceville campus to honor the Doolittle Raiders. The museum-quality display will feature the story of the historic raid and the colleges collection of Raiders memorabilia. The exhibit is being built in Atlanta and brought to Niceville as one unit. It will be installed in time for the kick-off for the colleges year-long 50th anniversary celebration. The college was established by the Florida legislature in April 1963 and first opened its doors for students as Okaloosa-Walton Junior College in August 1964. Three of the surviving WWII Raiders crew members are scheduled to visit the exhibit opening and anniversary kick-off assembly as part of the 71st annual Raiders Reunion being held the same weekend in Fort Walton Beach. The permanent exhibit is especially important to the college because the proud Raiders name was selected as our mascot by students during our first year of operation to honor the brave airmen who trained at Eglin and our current and future students should know this history, noted NWFSC president Dr. Ty Handy, who initiated the idea of creating a Doolittle Raiders exhibit at the college. The college is currently accepting tax-deductible donations from individuals or corporations to help underwrite the cost of the exhibit. Information can be found at www.nwfsc.edu/50 or contact the NWFSC Foundation at 729-5357 or email foundation@nwfsc.edu. Eglin Chiefs golfing classic benefits widowsEglin Chiefs Group sponsored the 10th annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic in support of retired military widows and were able to present the Air Force Enlisted Village President and CEO James C. Binnicker with a $2500 check as a Silver Sponsor of the 10th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic. This event, AFEV s major local fundraiser, will be held May 17-18 at the Eglin Golf Course. For more information about the Golf Classic, please call 651-3766. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-4 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Artist concept of the planned Doolittle Raiders exhibit. The actual exhibit is being built as one unit in Atlanta, GA and will be brought to Niceville and installed in time to dedicate the opening of the historical exhibit in the lobby of the arena on April 17th CHELCO Annual Meeting 2013 All 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! 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Page B-5 THEBAYBEACON Gold Scout AwardRachel Snyder of Niceville, Troop 352, earned the Girl Scout Gold Award which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. It expresses a special commitment of each girl to her community, her world and her future. There are 5 requirements for earning the Gold Award including a project requiring 50 hours. Rachel completed 162 hours for her project which consisted of creating a web site for Okaloosa County Hearing Resources. Rachel also had to prepare and present a proposal and final presentation for council approval for her project. Her parents are Joseph and Lisa Presley Snyder of Niceville. Ricky Clark retiresRicky Clark, a long time custodial employee of the Niceville Family YMCA is retiring. Ricky has always been a dedicated employee and a good friend. A retirement party and presentation was made to Clark by the YMCA staff and his friends. 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Rocky Bayou Country Club Ladies Golf Association celebrated 40 years with the 6th annual Queens of the Bayou tournament on April 1st and 2nd. Perfect weather blessed the LGA at Rocky Bayou as this invitational tourney attracted 112 participants from Tallahassee to Dothan to Gulf Breeze. Each year this LGA honors a member, who through the years has volunteered to make the group better. This year that was Marge Jonas, a 26-year member of Rocky Bayou who said she was too old to be queen. She was selected by a majority vote of the LGA. The 6th Queens tournament was successful because of the diligence of Wanda Liphard, Carol Elliot and Brenda Meeboer along with many other volunteers. A major portion of the proceeds will be presented to a Junior Golfer scholarship for further education.Tournament Results: Flight One 1st Mary O Neal/Betty Douglas 2nd Kay Sheehan/Jamie Hill Long Drive Hole #17 Debbie Hannah 3rd Barbara Marquis/Martha Istorico Long Drive Hole #3 Janet Cross 4th Kathy Neville/Lu Barrett Closest to Pin #4 Claire Boggs #8 Sue Hui Flight Two #12 Pat McNeil 1st Elizabeth Sabo/Judy Boykin #15 Susan Spangler 2nd Bonnie Wiseman/Debbie Hannah Closest to Line Carol Diehl 3rd Mo Black/Ruth Hill Alice Martin 4th Sandy Imhoff/Betty Edwards Low Gross for Bragging Rights: Flight Three Mary O Neal/Betty Douglas 1st Loretta Maurer/Petra Oskam 2nd Ina Reimann/Mary Robillard 3rd Wanda Liphard/Carol Elliott 4th Joanne Roseland/Lolo Brantley Flight Four 1st Alice Martin/Darlene Hurst 2nd Pat Neumann/Inci Hall 3rd Jeanne Shaw/Alene Reid 4th Johnnie Bryan/Becky Abraham Flight Five 1st Diane Barnhart/Rosemary Monahan 2nd Barbara Sims/Claire Boggs 3rd Susan Greenslade/Lee Fryer 4th Debbie Chase/Fran Jacobs Flight Six 1st Pat McNeil/Connie Ryan 2nd Sally Aberth/Beth Franz 3rd Naomi Crusberg/Jo Hart 4th Lee Steen/Faye Jones Flight Seven 1st Kathy Bush/Julie Sullivan 2nd Linda Moore/Janice King 3rd Corky Grant/Hazel Schaible 4th Margie Jonas/Judy Haugen The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page B-6 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 THEBAYBEACON cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA Networking groupJobsPlus, the Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties is stepping in with assistance for professionals seeking employment. Theyve partnered with the Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce to offer Emerald Coast Professionals, a networking group with a focus on professionals engaged in a career search or change. The social aspect of the gathering provides plenty of network and leadership opportunities for members with a focus on providing access to resources that may not be readily available to individuals as well as educational discussion. For more information or to apply for membership please contact Sara Karnowski at or David Thomas at Please submit a cover letter and resume to apply. Pie of the tigersThe winners from the pie eating competition pose here with their principal, Samantha Dawson, and their school mascot. Both winners devoured pie in true tiger form and walked away champions. This is Caroline Hiers s second win. From left to right is Kydon Stewart, Principal Samantha Dawson and Caroline Hiers. They both received awards that were later matted and framed by Z s Framing. Z s also created the awards. Rocky Bayou Country Club queens of the green Fine artists from RuckelRuckel Middle School students recently participated in the Van Porter Art Show at the Arts and Design Society s Gallery in Fort Walton Beach. Chandler Fletcher received Honorable Mention for her colored pencil work Unda da Sea while Tim Tuper received the show s highest honor and was named Van Porter Artist of the Year. His submissions included Golden Tree Frog in scratch board, Walleye in deconstructed book, and Bronze Dragon in paper mach. All pieces are currently on display at the school. Whos News E-mail items to: info@baybeacon.com Megan Porch of Niceville recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Porch earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sequential Art. s i k n a an B m o C B C C u o y t o n y it un m m r u ur y b e g n i k n a an e i k o o c en i er p x e r e t ut c e e c en arG eWp O dn f Ak o eeening p 5 l 1 irp f Ai N in ening 5lliveci !e 2 E 051 eW D ge R n S ho J2 E f Ak o eehme f R ly i y a lia r D o r f etsig k s P mi n S 5 l 1 irp f Air d P nar d G n y a ywk 5sez 7 4 19 94 e e c ce n nc i in s si g n ng i in k ki an nk B Ba t i it un ni m mu m mm o om C Co 7 feR pO dirF erF a D 7. g y t ty it d r n d a neir r a F ef B a C w C e n a n ep h 9 t9 l 1 irp A y y, ad t S nemuco e D e n hme serfe R ly ia e a viece d r r t o nuocc B a 00: 0 3 0: h 9 ya d D erh t S stn erF pma c g din ol f fo ee riah c p 3.972. 50 8 nab.ww w | 6883 moc b. cckn