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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: 05-08-2013
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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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Resource Identifier: oclc - 30766158
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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville Valparaiso Regional Sewer Board approved its budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, with a slight decrease in expenses from the current fiscal year at its meeting May 1 in Niceville. The sewer board's budget for the fiscal year scheduled to start Oct. 1 allots $2.1 million for expenses, $23,510 less than the budget for the current year. The budget approved May 8 calls for no cost-of-living adjustment and no pay raises for plant employees. However, in approving the budget the board also added a provision stating the members would consider adding cost of living adjustments and possible money for raises to the budget at the board's September meeting. Last year the board initially approved a budget with no added increases, and eventually reviewed it and added a 2 percent cost-of-living raisers and a 1 percent increase in payroll to be given as raises to employees at plant manager Rick Helms' discretion. 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, May 8, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Sewage authority sees flat budget Fri., 12 p.m. The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, is hosting History Sandwiched In, an informal educational lunchtime lecture. The speaker for this lecture will be Dr. Pat Moran with “Hide it under a bush? …No!” Free and open to the public. Space is limited. To reserve a spot call 678-2615. Saturday Contribute to the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive by placing nonperishable canned goods in a bag by your mailbox. Items will be picked up and delivered to a local food pantry. No glass or expired items. Sat., 7 a.m. Collegiate High School is hosting a yard sale until noon at the Twin Cities Pavilion Assisted Living Facility, 1053 E John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. They will also be taking donations for Hugs for Heroes and canned goods for a food drive. Call 6787312. Calendar, B-2 COMING UP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The city of Niceville plans to demolish a 100,000-gallon water tank on Marysa Drive and replace it with one more than seven times larger, in part to serve a planned 1,100-acre development to the east. The city is seeking bids for a contract to build a 750,000-gallon water tank, intended to replace the 100,000-gallon tank on Marysa Drive, near the south end of Forest Road. Niceville Public Works Director Bruce Price said the new tank will be larger to accommodate the anticipated development of 1,100 acres east of Forest Road owned by Ruckel Properties. Jerry Regans, Niceville water and sewer superintendent, said it is likely that other tanks will eventually be constructed as well to supply development, on which work has not yet started. Glenn Stephens, senior vice president of Polyengineering Inc., the company that designed the new tank, said it would hold more water to meet peak demand plus provide additional water volume Giant new water tank to supply development Police BlotterPage A-6 Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserLaura Ham, a Freeport High School sophomore, conditions under the direction of trainer Cory Scott at Twin Oaks park, Niceville. Working against the resistance of an elastic band tethered to a fence, Laura was exercising for basketball and volleyball. Stretching exerciseTwo annexation requests advanceNiceville would add homesites National Day of PrayerApproximately 200 Niceville and Valparaiso students, public servants and others came to Niceville City Hall May 2 for a local observance of the National Day of Prayer. Several local pastors and residents led prayers following this year's theme, "Pray for America." Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserThis 100,000-gallon water storage tank on Marysa Drive, Niceville, will be replaced by a 750,000-gallon tank once the city of Niceville awards a contract for construction. Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A bill that would have transferred control of the Mid-Bay Bridge to a regional authority heavily influenced by the Florida Department of Transportation died in the Florida House of Representatives as time ran out on this year's legislative session at midnight May 3. The bill, which passed in the Florida Senate 40-0, would have transferred control of the bridge from the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA) to a newly created Regional Transportation Finance Authority. The DOT's intention to obtain control of the Mid-Bay Bridge in this legislative session was made public when agency Secretary Ananth Prasad announced in January that it would submit a bill to create regional tollway authorities. These authorities would have encompassed three to four counties each, and would have absorbed control of existing tollway independent authorities such as the MBBA. The MBBA was the only such entity mentioned by name in the DOT draft proposal of the bill. Senate Bill 1132, which contained the stated language, was filed Feb. 22, and the House companion bill, House Bill 7127, was filed about one month later. The language of both bills was eventually changed to include regional finance authorities, entities similar to the regional tollway authorities defined in the initial filed bills. According to MBBA Executive Director Jim Vest, who had been monitoring the measure through the lobbying firm Southern Strategy Group, the House bill had been amended to remove the language transferring control of the MBBA. Vest said the House approved the amended bill April 25 and sent it to the Senate. He said the Senate again amended the bill to add back the language to control the MBBA, and approved it 40-0 May 3. However, the bill died in the House, with no action before the session ended. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, said the bill Bridge takeover bid fails Please see SEWAGE, page A-3By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville Planning Commission approved two requests to annex property into the city. During a meeting Monday, the board also gave preliminary approval for three residential lots on 23rd Street. Jerry and Walter Spence of Spence Brothers Properties requested their two lots on Adams Street be annexed into the city and zoned R-1B. Walter Spence said the company does not yet have a plan for development on the property, but wants the annexation in order to make the property more attractive, either to another developer who might buy it, or a home buyer if Spence Brothers decides to build on it. The property is currently zoned in the county as R-1, low-density residential, which allows four dwelling units per acre and minimum building setbacks of 20 feet in the front yard, 10 feet in the side yard and 10 feet in the back. The maximum dwelling height is 45 feet. The requested R-1B city zoning allows eight dwelling units per acre and minimum setbacks of 25 feet in front, five feet on the sides, and 20 feet in back. The maximum height is 35 feet. According to the Okaloosa County Property Appraiser, the lot is vacant and has an assessed value of $52,000. Separately, the planning commission approved a request from Scott and Carrie Summerlin to annex their vacant lot on New Market Road, in the Huntington subdivision, into the city and zone it R-1, residential single family. The property is currently zoned in the Please see ADVANCE, page A-5 Please see WATER, page A-3 Please see BRIDGEpage A-7

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If the board makes such an adjustment this year, the expenses in the approved budget would increase by around $17,000, with the costs of salaries, insurance and worker's compensation for the wastewater plant's employees increasing. The new budget also reflects a change made at the board's April meeting, decreasing expenditures on the operating expense of its sprayfield from $118,892 to $95,113. This change occurred after the board told Mike Moore, the contractor paid by the board to maintain the sprayfield, that it wanted to cut expenditures on the field's maintenance because the field had shrunk. The field was reduced from 280 to 230 acres in June 2012 when some land was taken for the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road. Moore agreed to the decrease. The board will look to cut those expenditures further in the budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, when it anticipates grass on the sprayfield will grow more slowly because of a decrease in nitrogen in the water sprayed on the field, again theoretically reducing operational costs. The sewer board owns and controls the Niceville Valparaiso Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in Niceville and its associated effluent sprayfield on Eglin land north of Niceville. The plant treats sewage from Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and nearby unincorporated communities. Separately, Stephens said upgrades on one of the plant's three sewage trains should be completed by the end of this week. The train is the first to be modified. The sewage plant upgrades to remove nitrogen from reclaimed water are being made at a $5 million cost to the sewer board because the DEP deemed the nitrogen levels in the water to be too high and thus harmful to nearby natural life forms, most notably the Okaloosa darter. A recent Loyola University study suggested that populations of the Okaloosa darter, a fish indigenous only to Okaloosa and Walton counties listed as "threatened" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are lower in streams effected by the wastewater plant's reclaimed water than in unaffected streams. Once work is completed on the train, Stephens said workers will wait 60 days before shutting down another train for modifications. This will be done so that if problems arise due to modifications on the first train, all of the plant's sewage will not be forced into a single train. Helms said having three trains back online will give the plant a chance to build up enough reserves of reclaimed water to provide to users. Because the plant has been running all of its wastewater through two thirds of its capacity, the cloudiness of the reclaimed water it produced went over the limit allowed for irrigation by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Helms said the cloudiness of reclaimed water produced by the plant decreased to meet DEP standards April 23, and since then the plant employees have been working to supply water for irrigation while adding reserves of water to the sewer board's 18-million-gallon retention pond on the Eglin golf course. Helms said the pond holds around 1.5 million gallons. The plant typically sends around 1.7 million gallons per day for irrigation, depending on the needs of users. Helms said the plant will be able to fill the Eglin retention pond in 60 days when all three trains will be running, while again providing irrigation water to users. The largest user of the plant's reclaimed water, the Rocky Bayou Country Club, has applied for a permit from the Northwest Florida Water Management District to pump water for irrigation from a pond on the club's land. Written comments on the request, which seeks an average of withdrawal of 238,940 gallons a day, must be submitted to the water management district by May 9. Helms said he had heard of no objections to the golf course permit. He said if the district receives no objections, the permit will become effective May 9, decreasing the amount of reclaimed water for irrigation the plant will have to produce. The city of Niceville will provide the country club with two pumps from one of the city's outof-use lift stations to facilitate the club's pumping from its own pond. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Page A-3 Low rates are just around the corner. 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Regans said the new tank will match the height of a tank at Cedar Street and College Boulevard, placing its overflow water level at 205 feet above sea level, up from the 185.5-foot overflow elevation of the current Marysa Drive tank. The top of the new tank will be 144 feet above the ground, 20.5 feet higher than the current tank. Regans said the current tank is used only for storage and does not contribute to the pressure of the residential water distribution system. The new tank, however, will be used for distribution. Regans said since the new tank will have the same overflow elevation as the two tanks currently providing pressure to system, the pressure will not increase. Regans said said it has not been decided whether the current tank will be removed before the new one is constructed. Sealed bids submitted by contractors for the job will be opened and read May 23. 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ArrestsChristopher Johnson Jr., 21, of 105 Dyer St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 1 on charges of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and drug equipment possession and/or use. An officer contacted Johnson and requested consent to search him, which Johnson granted. The officer found a plastic bag containing one gram of a green leafy substance which later field tested positive for the presence of THC. The officer also found a trumpet mouthpiece containing burned and unburned marijuana residue. Johnson's required court appearance is May 21. *** Howard Warren Gordon, 42, of 816 Brook Meadow Lane, Pensacola, was arrested by Niceville police April 25 on a charge of parole violation. *** Laticia Starr Everhart, unemployed, 23, of 507 27th St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police April 25 on a charge of child neglect without great bodily harm. Everhart's required court appearance is May 28. *** Charles Alton Murphy, retired, 82, of 1457 Live Oak St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies April 29 on a charge of battery domestic violence with bodily harm. Murphy allegedly grabbed someone by the arm, tearing the victim's skin two places. The incident occurred after an argument between Murphy and the victim regarding cheese that had been on the floor. Murphy's required court appearance is June 11. *** Dominique M. Lambert, 60, of 415 Aruba Way, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies April 27 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Lambert allegedly pointed an unloaded revolver at someone's face and pulled the trigger several times. A deputy responded, detained Lambert and asked her where she put the gun. Lambert allegedly said she did not know where she put the gun, and that she was extremely intoxicated. A deputy found the gun on the ground near the front door of another Aruba Way residence and found a plastic bag containing several .38 caliber rounds on the ground near Lambert's vehicle. Lambert's required court appearance is May 28. *** Jarvis Lamonds Lenoir, a landscaper, 35, of 210 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies April 24 on a charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. According to sheriff's office reports, the state of Florida declared Lenoir a habitual traffic violator Dec. 24, effective until Dec. 23 2017. On April 24, a deputy stopped a vehicle driven by someone later identified as Lenoir for driving without wearing a seat belt. Lenoir claimed to have no knowledge of the suspension. His required court appearance is May 28. DUI arrestsDaniel R. Clay, a financial analyst, 28, of 71 Eel Pond Road, Bourne, Mass., was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at 1090 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, April 27 at 1:38 a.m. Clay's required court appearance is May 14. TheftsA Niceville resident of the 400 block of Bally Way reported April 26 an unknown person stole her camera and camera bag from her unlocked car parked at her residence. *** A DeFuniak Springs resident reported April 26 an unknown person stole her purse from her unlocked car parked at the Bargain Box at 107 S. Partin Drive, Niceville. The complainant said her husband found the purse in a Dumpster behind the Niceville Bank of America, and the only thing missing from the purse was an unidentified amount of pills. The bottle the pills had been in was still in the purse. *** A DeFuniak Springs resident reported April 27 an unknown person stole her wallet from her purse in the Beall's Outlet department store at 599 W. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. The complainant said the wallet contained $200 in cash, multiple credit cards, her identification and family photos. *** A Niceville resident reported April 28 someone stole her purse at the Turkey Creek South park at 340 W. Johns Sims Parkway, Niceville. The complainant said the purse contained an iPhone 4 and her house key. Criminal MischiefA Niceville resident of the first block of Jonathan Circle reported April 28 some people have kicked her back fence down several times, once breaking two of the fence's planks. *** Niceville police received a call April 27 reporting someone destroyed the nets at the Rocky Bayou Christian School soccer field at 2101 N. Partin Drive, Niceville. Bear sightingsA Niceville resident of the first block of Azalea Drive reported April 25 there was a bear in a tree at her residence and it would not come down because her dog was barking at it. A dispatcher told the complainant to take the dog inside and wait for the bear to leave, and the bear left around 5 a.m. April 26. *** The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Athletics ~ Art ~ Academics ~ Theatre Entering 3rd thr is for children . Kids on Campus 8th Grade Entering 3rd thr is for children . 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Please see BLOTTER,page A-7 This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting “TIP214 plus the message” to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Name: Jason Allen Gafford Wanted for: Aggravated Battery Height: 6-feet, 1-inches Weight: 210 Age: 28 Date of birth: 11-26-1984 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Name: Ryan Douglas Valentine Wanted for: Felony Battery Height: 5-feet, 10-inches Weight: 160 Age: 30 Date of birth: 10-01-1982 Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Name: Robert Clay Oglesby Wanted for: Burglary & Criminal Mischief Height: 5-feet, 7-inches Weight: 165 Age: 48 Date of birth: 05-17-1964 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Name: Miquel Vincente Hester Wanted for: VOP-Constructive possession of Ammunition by Felon/Burglary of Unoccupied Conveyance/Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card Height: 6-feet, 3-inches Weight: 250 Age: 43 Date of birth: 11-21-1969 Hair: Black Eyes: BrownPage A-6 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 THEBAYBEACON

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A Niceville resident of the 200 block of Spencer Place reported May 1 there was a black bear in his neighborhood. A responding Niceville officer reported the bear was gone upon the officer's arrival. *** A Niceville resident of the first block of Dartmouth Way reported April 28 a bear was near her residence. A responding Niceville officer could not find the bear upon arrival. OtherA Fort Walton Beach resident reported April 27 someone approached him and his friend with a semi-automatic handgun while he and his friends were removing their boat from the water at Lions Park, Niceville. The complainant said while he was removing the boat from the water, someone came up to him to complain about the way he had parked the boat. Another man not involved in the conversation said "I have something for you," went to his truck and brought back the handgun. The complainant said he and his friends got in a vehicle to head home, after which the man with the handgun pulled out in front of them at Palm Boulevard and Valparaiso Boulevard and waved the gun out the window at him. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 No one ever plans to take a trip to the emergency room. But if you need to, you can trust your care to Dr. Louis Vagias II, founder of the Twin Cities Hospital hospitalist program. As department head for Emergency Services, proud father and avid sportsman, he is a compassionate caregiver is part of a highly trained team ready to deliver critical care and emergency services for health issues such as stroke, heart attack, bone fractures, allergic reactions and more. When it’s your emergency, knowing more about your physician and the hospital that’s caring for you makes all the difference in the world. 2190 Highway 85 North, Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-4131 tchospital.com Louis Vagias II, MD cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606 Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Page A-7 Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from April 29, 2013 through May 5, 2013. 1 Structure Fire22 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire5 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn14 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Hickory Ave..............................Medical...........................4/29/13...............05:22 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical...........................4/29/13...............07:32 SR 285.....................................Medical...........................4/29/13...............18:01 McKinney St.............................Medical...........................4/29/13...............23:49 Lincolnshire Dr.........................Medical...........................4/30/13...............14:59 White Point Rd/BWB................Cancelled........................4/30/13...............17:29 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical...........................4/30/13...............21:49 Yacht Club Dr...........................Medical...........................5/1/13.................02:56 Blackwater Run........................CO Alarm........................5/1/13.................04:43 3 rd Street.................................Medical...........................5/1/13.................08:35 Yacht Club Dr...........................Cancelled........................5/1/13.................17:25 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash..................5/1/13.................17:36 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Cancelled........................5/1/13.................17:37 2 nd Street................................Alarm activation..............5/1/13.................19:03 Camellia Place.........................Medical...........................5/1/13.................19:20 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle crash..................5/1/13.................21:06 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical...........................5/2/13.................04:59 Lincolnshire Dr.........................Medical...........................5/2/13.................08:53 28 th Street...............................Medical...........................5/2/13.................10:20 College Blvd.............................Medical...........................5/2/13.................11:05 Reeves Street..........................Medical...........................5/2/13.................13:22 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical...........................5/2/13.................18:09 SR 85 N...................................Service call.....................5/2/13.................20:36 N. Partin Dr..............................Cancelled........................5/2/13.................23:35 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle crash..................5/3/13.................06:29 N. Partin Dr..............................Cancelled........................5/3/13.................06:38 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical...........................5/3/13.................08:03 48 th Street...............................Medical...........................5/3/13.................08:42 21 st Street...............................Medical...........................5/3/13.................12:25 N. Partin Dr..............................Alarm activation..............5/3/13.................14:29 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash..................5/3/13.................21:21 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash..................5/3/13.................22:02 SR 85.......................................Structure fire...................5/4/13.................05:29 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical...........................5/4/13.................11:09 Regatta Bay Blvd.....................Cancelled........................5/4/13.................18:13 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Service call.....................5/4/13.................18:27 Powell Dr..................................Cancelled........................5/4/13.................20:33 Valparaiso Blvd........................Smoke scare...................5/5/13.................07:42 21 st Street...............................Medical...........................5/5/13.................07:50 College Blvd/SR 85 N..............Cancelled........................5/5/13.................09:32 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical...........................5/5/13.................15:03 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical...........................5/5/13.................15:06 Weekly Safety Tip: A multipurpose dry chemical Class ABC Fire Extinguisher is the best choice for general home use. Mount the extinguisher on a bracket on the wall near an exit so that anyone using it can escape from the room if a fire spreads. All occupants must know when and how to use the extinguisher. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook ValparaisoThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of April: Location Situation Date Time Washington Ave...............................Vehicle accident..................4/1/13...............07:48 Hwy. 85/College Blvd.......................Vehicle accident..................4/2/13...............18:04 Menzel St..........................................Sick call................................4/3/13...............10:43 Edge Ave..........................................Vehicle accident..................4/5/13...............12:42 Hwy. 85 S..........................................Childbirth..............................4/7/13...............00:18 Kelly Way..........................................Medical alarm......................4/7/13...............10:38 Glendale Ave....................................Sick call................................4/12/13.............08:06 N. John Sims Pkwy..........................Vehicle accident..................4/13/13.............03:17 Wolverine Ave...................................Chest pain...........................4/13/13.............13:12 Kelly Mill Rd......................................Sick call................................4/13/13.............21:05 Madison Ave.....................................Fall.......................................4/14/13.............17:09 Valparaiso Pkwy...............................Assault.................................4/16/13.............00:11 Edge Ave..........................................Sick call................................4/18/13.............03:06 Grandview Ave.................................Sick call................................4/18/13.............08:06 Washington Ave...............................Hemorrhage........................4/20/13.............11:09 Safe Harbor......................................Seizures...............................4/20/13.............15:00 S. John Sims Pkwy..........................Traumatic injury...................4/21/13.............00:13 Grandview Ave.................................Fall.......................................4/22/13.............08:28 Glen Ave...........................................Cardiac arrest......................4/22/13.............16:29 N. Bayshore Dr.................................Breathing problem..............4/26/13.............0913 Glenview Ave....................................Fire service call...................4/30/13.............09:53 N. Bayshore Dr.................................Sick call................................4/30/13.............11:18 S. John Sims Pkwy..........................Vehicle accident..................4/30/13.............15:38North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from April 29, 2013 through May 5, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Hickory St..........................................Medical assist......................4/29/13..........11:30 Parkwood Ln.....................................False alarm..........................4/29/13..........14:32 Hickory St..........................................Assist invalid........................4/29/13..........15:16 N. White Point Rd.............................Medical.................................4/29/13..........17:20 Blue Pine Ln......................................Medical.................................4/29/13..........17:56 Hickory St..........................................Medical.................................4/30/13..........11:32 Sonoma Cir........................................Medical.................................4/30/13..........13:24 50 yds.S.of Hwy.20...........................Medical.................................4/30/13..........16:38 W. Birkdale Cir...................................Medical.................................4/30/13..........17:23 White Point Rd..................................Watercraft rescue................4/30/13..........17:30 Bay Drive...........................................Medical.................................5/1/13............06:16 Hwy. 20 & White Point......................Vehicle accident...................5/1/13............06:51 Merchants Way.................................Medical.................................5/1/13............10:24 Bay Drive...........................................Public assist.........................5/1/13............11:02 N. White Point Rd.............................Medical.................................5/1/13............15:15 Baywind Dr........................................Medical alarm activation.....5/1/13............19:03 28 th Street.........................................Medical.................................5/2/13............10:22 Greenwood Ln...................................Medical.................................5/2/13............19:14 Brookhaven Way...............................Electrical...............................5/2/13............22:30 Turnberry Place.................................Dispatched & cancelled......5/3/13............07:45 Commercial Dr...................................False alarm..........................5/3/13............08:48 Parkwood Cir.....................................Dispatched & cancelled......5/3/13............11:38 Southwind Ct.....................................Medical.................................5/3/13............19:12 N. Hwy. 85.........................................Dispatched & cancelled......5/4/13............05:29 E. Hwy. 20.........................................Medical.................................5/5/13............14:32 Bay Drive...........................................Medical.................................5/5/13............17:21 Summit Ct..........................................Medical.................................5/5/13............22:55 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.East NicevilleThe East Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of April, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Olde Post Rd.....................Smoke or odor removal.....................4/3/13.............08:29AM Lanman Rd........................Dispatched & cancelled.....................4/3/13.............01:31PM Merchants Way..................EMS call..............................................4/4/13.............04:52PM 23 rd Street.........................Detector activation..............................4/4/13.............03:03PM Valparaiso Blvd..................Public service.....................................4/6/13.............10:57PM Springacres Cv..................Detector activation..............................4/7/13.............06:52AM Bluewater Bay Blvd...........Detector activation..............................4/9/13.............12:14PM Edgewater Dr.....................Electrical problem...............................4/9/13.............09:22AM Sycamore Ave...................EMS call..............................................4/10/13...........06:01AM Coldwater Creek Cir..........Cooking fire.........................................4/10/13...........04:08PM N. Partin Dr........................EMS call..............................................4/10/13...........04:37PM Sycamore Ave...................EMS call..............................................4/11/13...........06:52AM 18 th Street.........................EMS call..............................................4/12/13...........05:34AM Fir Avenue..........................Dispatched & cancelled.....................4/12/13...........09:40AM 25 th Street.........................EMS call..............................................4/14/13...........12:36PM Lake Drive..........................Lightning strike...................................4/14/13...........05:17PM Osceola Bay Dr.................Person in distress...............................4/14/13...........06:01PM Huntington Cir....................EMS call..............................................4/14/13...........08:17PM Rocky Road.......................EMS call..............................................4/15/13...........03:14AM Shadow Ln.........................Dispatched & cancelled.....................4/17/13...........07:54AM Callaway Dr........................Dispatched & cancelled.....................4/17/13...........12:39PM Als Dr..................................Public service assist...........................4/17/13...........02:47PM W. College Blvd.................Arcing, electrical short........................4/17/13...........08:24PM Jason Dr.............................EMS call..............................................4/18/13...........05:33AM Bahia Vista Dr....................EMS call..............................................4/19/13...........03:00PM Redwood Ave....................Vehicle accident.................................4/19/13...........03:07PM N. Whitepoint Rd...............Malicious false call.............................4/19/13...........04:49PM McKenny St.......................EMS call..............................................4/19/13...........09:23PM 47 th Street.........................EMS call..............................................4/21/13...........06:12AM Jason Dr.............................EMS call..............................................4/21/13...........01:44PM Harding Rd.........................EMS call..............................................4/21/13...........06:10PM Linden Ave.........................EMS call..............................................4/22/13...........08:04AM 13 th Street.........................Smoke detector activation.................4/23/13...........03:27AM Evergreen Way..................EMS call..............................................4/23/13...........08:31AM 2 nd Street..........................Cooking fire.........................................4/28/13...........08:42PM Visit our website at www.enfd.net. BLOTTERFrom page A-6 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080  Fax 1-888-520-9323 email: info@baybeacon.comTh e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistIgnacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistKaron DeyBookkeeper The Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentMarketing Director BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED! A perfect blend of old and new in this 1375 SF, 4/2 brick home in the heart of Niceville! All brick, shaded by legacy oaks, and priced at $150,000. 210 20thStreet is waiting for YOUR family! 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! It’s aGirl Thing 1124 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville ~ 850.897.GIRL 998 S Ferdon Blvd., Crestview ~ 850.683.9944Two locations to serve you! WEDNESDAY SATURDAY Sale Mother’s Day20% OFF STOREWIDE (cannot be combined with any other discounts) "crashed and burned" due largely to another amendment added to the bill by the Senate to allot $300 million in tax money to refinance the Miami Dolphins football stadium. "That was good luck for Northwest Florida," Gaetz said, meaning that opposition to the Miami rider torpedoed the entire bill. Gaetz said he opposed legislation to transfer control of the Mid-Bay Bridge to another entity. "I was concerned with toll revenues from the Mid-Bay Bridge moving out of Okaloosa County," Gaetz said. A direct DOT takeover of the bridge authority has been proposed in past years, but failed repeatedly in the legislature. Gaetz said this is likely not the last time that Tallahassee interests will attempt to gain more control over the bridge and its revenue stream. "We may have to re-address this issue next year," Gaetz said. Members of the MBBA's governing board, who are appointed by the governor but must live in Okaloosa County, had stated opposition to any legislation that transferred control of the Mid-Bay Bridge to a regional or state organization. MBBA Chairman Gordon Fornell said the authority had been operating effectively for decades without outside interference, and that transfer of authority would complicate matters. MBBA board member James Neilson said he opposed the bill because it would have potentially sent tolls collected by the Mid-Bay Bridge to DOT projects in other counties. Prasad said at a conference that the bill was intended to generate revenues for the DOT's trust fund, which had been depleted due to a poor economy and decreased gas tax revenues resulting from increased fuel efficiency of vehicles. Fornell said if the state wanted to generate revenues for the trust fund, it should increase the motor-fuels tax. The MBBA has continued on with business as usual, with Vest presenting the authority's budget to the Okaloosa County Commission Tuesday. The MBBA board approved the budget at a public hearing in Niceville May 2. The budget notably projected an increase in gross toll receipts from $16,089,000 in the 2013 fiscal year to $20,698,000 for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. Vest said this projection is based on a traffic and earning report from December 2010, which indicated bridge traffic and toll revenue would increase on the bridge due to the opening of the opening of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road in early 2014. Members of the board said they trust the projections of the study, performed by traffic engineers at URS Corp. Fornell referred to the previous projections made by URS as reason for his trust in the study. "We've been using these guys for years to make projections," Fornell said. "When you look back at what they've projected over the years, they've always been on the mark." BRIDGEFrom page A-1

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Page A-8 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 THEBAYBEACON ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Superior Residences has made a name for itself in the local community of Niceville, for specializing in the care for those that have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Although the assisted living community has been open for a little more than three years, it has gained notoriety for their ‘memory care’ services. Superior Residences has gained the attention and earned the trust of area local medical professionals for their excellence in senior health care. “One thing that sets this specialized assisted living community apart from others is that it provides 24 hour care by licensed nurses,” said Elizabeth Rambow. Rambow is Superior Residences Senior Solutions Director. “We have highly trained personnel that have experience with caring for those with all forms of memory loss.” Superior Residences is a standard assisted living community with extended Limited Nursing Services along with Extended Congregate Care licensure. They offer three different programs: regular residential stays, respite stays and day stays. “Our community features specialized apartments that meet the needs of our residents, along with dining rooms, activity and living rooms, televisions rooms and two secured outdoor patios.” The community has 60 suites which can accommodate up to 80 residents. Superior Residences is also active in the community. Recently, Shelley Normand, Executive Director, helped to head the chamber committee that was responsible for bringing the Doolittle Raiders Reunion Week to our area last month. Superior Residences welcomes volunteers and local church groups to come in and entertain their residents with events such as sing-alongs, pet therapy and special group presentations. Superior Residences also hosts several events in the area to help raise awareness for those struggling with memory loss. We will be hosting “Miles for Memories” next November which is a Walk/Run event to raise money for Alzheimer’s Family Services, an affiliate of Covenant Hospice, Inc.. Alzheimer’s Family Services is the only local Alzheimer’s support service in Northwest Florida that is committed to helping local caregivers care for their loved ones with dementia. All the funds raised from the event will stay local to help our area families. Superior Residences of Niceville is owned and operated by Superior Residences, Incorporated, which manages six other assisted living communities in Florida. 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The beach and Turkey Creek Park are just a couple of the favorites. Call today for a tour! Respite Care Day Stays 24-Hour Nursing2300 North Partin Dr. Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 897-2244 www.SuperiorALF.comAssisted Living # AL11712Specializing in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Dementia SUPERIORRESIDENCESofNicevilleMEMORY CARE Niceville history students vie in D.C. Do you know your history? Four students from Niceville High School were among 800 students from 198 schools across the U.S. who went to Washington, D.C., for the annual National History Bee and the History Bowl National Championship April 26-28. Host sites included the Smithsonian Institution, the Anderson House, the Phillips Collection, and the Kosciuszko Foundation. Niceville High sent Alex Fager, Brian Fields, Ciara Ordner and Kyle Marocchini to compete in the bowl. They finished their day of competition at the Anderson House, which contains archives and artistic and historical collections maintained by the Society of Cincinnati. Alex also competed in the History Bee, finishing 39th of 175. He competed as well in the U.S. Geography Olympiad, finishing sixth overall. Niceville High School students Alex Fager, Brian Fields, Ciara Ordner and Kyle Marocchini went to Washington, D.C., for national history competition.

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Eve Glenn of Niceville was selected as the Viva Florida 500 essay contest winner on April 20. She received an iPad for her essay on “What Florida will look like in 100 years.” The contest was sponsored by the cities of Niceville and Valparaiso. Eve’s essay will be placed in the VivaFlorida500 time capsule which is currently on display at the Heritage Museum for Okaloosa County. Her essay will also be included in the Florida archives with her photo. Eve is a seventh grader at Ruckel Middle School and her language arts teacher is Mrs. Swain. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , M M a a y y 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 A karate demonstration was performed by instructor Cynthia McGinnis and some of her students. They broke boards, bricks and showed off plenty of kicks. NHS chorus in ParisThe Niceville High School Chorus under the Eiffel Tower. The chorus performed the last of its four 2013 Europe Tour concerts at Ramstein AB and the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany on March 29. The concerts followed performances at castles and cathedrals in Vienna, Mondsee, Austria and Munich, Germany. PBS character Martha Speaks visits Niceville YMCA A young fan is enthralled to meet a larger than life Martha outside of his afternoon cartoons. Winner of the Viva Florida 500 essay contest Eve Glenn, a seventh grader at Ruckel Middle School, won the recent essay contest sponsored by the cities of Niceville and Valparaiso for Viva Florida 500. She won an iPad for her essay. Scouts build fences, good deeds Liam Ordner, Sterrett McInnis and Sam Scholl from Troop 157 helped build a fence at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church, Niceville. The fence was an Eagle Scout Project by Ryan Simpson. Ryan planned, developed and led the build to securely store materials and create a safer and attractive area behind the classrooms. If interested in Scouting, contact Kelly Carrico, BSA District Executive 683-0330 to find the nearest Scout unit in your area or visit beascout.scouting.org THANK YOU FOR YOUR HEALING HANDS AND COMPASSIONATE CARE. CELEBRATING NATIONAL NURSES WEEK, MAY 6-12 Professional. Caring. Kind. All of our nurses have a few things in common that make them stand out. These unique qualities make patients feel comfortable in knowing they are receiving the highest level of care possible. Thanks to our nurses for their tireless efforts in bringing the highest level of care to our community. Our nurses not only strive for excellence, they achieve it on a daily basis. To all of them this Nurses Week, we offer a sincere THANK YOU!Ž www.FWBMC.com | www.TCHospital.com By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Area children were thrilled on April 27, to see popular PBS character Martha Speaks in the furry flesh as she visited as part of the Niceville Family Y’s Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. Martha Speaks is a Canadian/American cartoon based on a children’s book of the same name. The animated show focuses on teaching children vocabulary. Her visit was coordinated with Jeni Huckstep, a PBS Educational Services Coordinator. “It seems that just about every kid who entered the door knew who Martha was and were enthusiastic in meeting her.” Said Rudy Wright, the Y’s executive director. The free community events were open to all kids and their families to inspire them to stay intellectually and physically active. Over 1,900 Y’s across the country participated in the initiative promoting the idea of getting a jump on a healthy summer. Wright estimates that more than 50 kids visited that day along with their families to meet with Martha Speaks, eat healthy foods donated by volunteers, and participate in a Zumbatomic demo hosted by the Y’s Zumba instructor Gloria Overfield. An enjoyable and successful event, children also were treated to a karate demo performed by instructor Cynthia McGinnis.

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Bridgeway drops services Bridgeway Center Inc. Inpatient Services for mental health and detoxificationwill no longer be admitting patients as of midnight April 29, 2013. Effective May 3, at midnight,BCI will be closing Emergency Services, Inpatient Services and Food Services after 35 years of operations. Bridgeway Center will continue to provide the full range of outpatient clinic services for mental health and substance abuse, therapy services including psychiatric. These services can be obtained in any of our four Outpatient locations throughout Okaloosa County. Call 833-7541 for information. Senior fellowship Twin Cities Senior Citizens’ Club is hosting a Bingo potluck. Entre is provided, please bring a covered dish to share. May 9 at 1 p.m. at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. 50 plus welcome. Please call 543-0869 for more information. Democratic executives meet The regular monthly meeting of the Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will be Thursday, May 9 at Democrat Headquarters, 60 2nd Street, Suite 305 in Shalimar. The social time will be at 6 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public For more information call 609-3367. Adventure club ride Join the Adventure Club for a group bike ride, Thursday 9 May, at 4 p.m. Meet at the Golf Course Club House parking area. Bike ride in Niceville in the Bluewater Bay Resort/Subdivision. Supper after the ride at a nearby restaurant. Contact Les and Jean at 897-5225. Give back weekend for Edge Edge Elementary is having a Ruby Tuesday give back weekend May 1012. It's Mother's Day weekend, so why not treat Mom to dinner out and help your local elementary school at the same time. You can download a flyer at okaloosaschools.com/edge You must present the flyer when you dine for the school to receive the giveback. Sandwiched in lecture Bring a sack lunch and take your lunch break at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., for History Sandwiched-In, an informal lunchtime education program. The upcoming presentation is given by Dr. Pat Moran on Friday, May 10 at 12:00 p.m.,and is entitled “Hide it under a bush?... No!” The lecture is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please call to reserve a seat. 678-2615 Falcon festival fundraiser Lewis School Band is having a fundraiser called Falcon Festival. The community is welcome to join us for the fun from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at Lewis School, 281 Mississippi Ave., Valparaiso.. Armbands can be purchased for $10 and children can enjoy unlimited bounce houses, obstacle courses, and slides. Concessions are also available. Come enjoy a beautiful day and Help raise funds for a small band program that has a tradition of excellence. Women and money An economic empowerment symposium for women will take place Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Costa Leadership Institute located on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College. The conference registration fee is $25 per person or $40 per mother/daughter team in honor of Mother’s Day weekend and includes all workshops, childcare and meals. Scholarships are available. Register online at ShelterHouseNWFL.org. To learn about sponsorship opportunities, apply for a scholarship or reserve childcare, call 243-1201. Choctaw Basin Alliance cruise There will be a two hour cruise Saturday, May 11 for the Annual Celebration and Installation of the Advisory Committee for the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance of Northwest Florida aboard Southern Star Dolphin Cruises. The cruise departs from Destin Harbor at 11 a.m. Free to members, $25 for nonmembers. Call 200-4160 to RSVP by May 3. Yard sale benefit Collegiate High School at NWFSC is hosting a yard sale/bazaar on May 11 at the Twin Cities Pavilion Assisted Living Facility from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. We will also be taking donations for Hugs for Heroes as well as a Canned Food Drive. For more information call or email Brianna Cupp at cuppb@nwfsc.edu or 678 7312. Make mom flowers Niceville Garden Club invites youth 8-12 years to make a floral design for Mother’s Day Saturday, May 11 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1295 N. Bayshore Dr. Reservations required. $12 per child. Email marieharrison@valp.net for more information. Springtime market The Junior League of the Emerald Coast is hosting the 2013 Spring Market at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12. Shop fabulous vendors from throughout the Southeast, including art, jewelry and much more! Also, join us for a special Sip N Shop Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12. Tickets to the market are $5 each, with the Brunch tickets priced at $10 each. Visit jlec.org for tickets or call 862-2665. Raider Run The 7th Annual Michele Hill Raider Run 5K Run/Walk, Free Kids Fun Run, and Family Celebration is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. May 11 at Navarre Youth Sports Association. Cost is $20 prior to May 1 and $25 until Race Day. The kids run is free. For more information call Joe Hill at 582-2946 or e-mail mhillraiderrun@bellsouth.net. Bluewater Bay Sailfest The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club will have a race on Saturday, May 11. Registration starts at 10 a.m. with a Captain’s Meeting at Bluewater Bay Marina at 10:30 a.m. The race starts at approximately 12 p.m. Entry fee is $60, $55 for sailing club members. Fee includes four meal coupons and two T-shirts. For more information please call Neville Edenborough at 279-6050. Running to a different beat There will be a 5K run/walk to benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s musical and educational initiatives throughout the Okaloosa and Walton schools Saturday May 11 at 8 a.m. at The Village of Baytown Wharf in Sandestin. Awards ceremony to be hosted by Aimee Schaffer and will feature live music by Chris Alvarado along with food, beer and entertainment available afterwards. Registration $25 per person. Call 269-7229 or visit SinfoniaGulfCoast.org Genealogical Society meets The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will hold a monthly meeting on Saturday, 11 May at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Museum located at 115 Westview Dr., Valparaiso. Speaker for this month’s program will be Charlotte Grafton, well know author and speaker on the subjects of DNA. Guests are most welcome. The meeting will be followed by a “Dutch treat” lunch at a local restaurant for those interested. Sharks and stingrays Children of all ages will enjoy learning about shark and stingray anatomy and more Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. At the Biophilia Center, 4956 Hwy 20 East, Freeport. Call 835-1824 for more information. Mimosas and brunch Enjoy mimosas and brunch at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St., Santa Rosa Beach, in their Backyard of Love, on May 12th at 11 a.m. and May 13th at 12 p.m. Mimosas will be served for donations, brunch will be available from Caf Hibiscus and live music will be provided by Frank Faust. There will be animals on hand hoping to be adopted. Do a good deed while enjoying brunch. Proceeds go to support H.E.A.R.T. Animal Rescue in Niceville. To donate directly or find out more information please visit heartanimalrescue.com Scramble golf tournament Join the Niceville Eagles and Ruckel Rams for a scramble Golf tournament on Wednesday, May 15 at the Rocky Bayou Country Club. Shotgun start at 2 p.m. features a closest to the pin contest, silent auction and a kitchen makeover by Marquis as the hole-in-one prize. Proceeds benefit the construction of The Eagle-Ram Tennis Center. Call 585-8980 that's 585-8980 to register or go to eagleramtennis.com Adventure club ride Join the Adventure Club for a group bike ride, Thursday 16 May, at 4 p.m. Meet at the Winn Dixie on Hwy. 20 across from the Bluewater Bay Resort/Subdivision Supper after the ride at a nearby restaurant. Contact Bob and Audrey at 897-3624. Emerald Coast Mud Run The 2013 Emerald Coast Mud Run for orphans will take place May 18, on the track at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. There will be seven races from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., including a Commander’s Cup race for active duty military only and a kids fun run for ages 6-12. Prices range from $50-$250 for individuals, duos and teams. Space is limited, register at emeraldcoastmudrun.com. Adventure club ride Join the Adventure Club for a group bike ride, Saturday 18 May, at 10 a.m. Meet at the strip mall at the intersection of John Sims Parkway and Hwy. 85. Lunch after the ride at a nearby restaurant. Contact Jim at 897-6756. State of the County report The League of Women Voters of Okaloosa County and the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the 14th annual State of the County Report, which will be held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. The Chamber will host the event in their conference room at 34 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, next door to Staff's Restaurant in Fort Walton Beach. Memorial poker run Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Florida Chapter XXV are proud to present a poker run to be held Saturday, May 18. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $20 for a single rider and $25 with a passenger and includes lunch and music after the ride. Ride pins for first 200 riders. Meet at Heritage Cycles Harley Davidson, 788 N. Beal Pkwy in Fort Walton Beach. Call Ken Christmas at 612-0261 for more information. OAA arts fundraiser The Okaloosa Arts Alliance presents its 6th Annual Family Fun Arts Fest May 18 and 19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at HarborWalk Village, Destin. The event will feature artisans, craft vendors, food, beverages, live music and art performances. There will be handson art projects, educational animal presentations and exhibits, face painting and street performances. A silent auction will raise funds for OAA and Okaloosa County School poster contest entries will be on display. Contact Amy at abaty@okaloosaarts.org. Maritime history lecture The Friends of the Niceville Public Library are pleased to host a Maritime History Lecture with Della Scott-Ireton, Associate Director of Florida Public Archaeology Network. She will share information about Florida’s earliest shipwreck site which was discovered in 1992. This free program will take place in the Niceville Community Center on Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. This program is in celebration of Florida’s 500th anniversary and hosted by the Friends of the Niceville Library in partnership with Florida Public Archaeology Network, UWF. Please call 279-4863 ext. 1504 for more information or to reserve a spot. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 CHURCH DIRECTORY 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 IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk In…Worship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org “Pointing The Way To Jesus” 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 seconds looking at their phone which is enough time to cover more than the length of a highway speeds. W82TXT AGENCY NAME website www.nicevilleinsurance.com Teatime for MomThere will be a Victorian tea held in honor of Mother s Day on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Men, women and children invited. $20 per person, $15 for members. Reservations required. Call 678-2615. The winners are Juno Theihzen, Ryan Feliciano, Ava Cook, Ronnie Gurney, Alison Parkin, Riley Gibson, Haley Gilbert and Katie Sjostrom.Plew art winners James E. Plew Elementary School proudly announced the winners of their annual Evening of the Arts art contest April 1. This year’s theme was “Spring into Art”. The overall winner of the kindergarten through second grade category was Ronnie Gurney and the overall winner of the third through fifth grade category was Haley Gilbert. Each grade also named an honorable mention; Ryan Feliciano for kindergarten, Juno Theihzen for first grade, Ava Cook for second grade, Katie Sjostrom for third grade, Riley Gibson for fourth grade and Alison Parkin for fifth grade. This art contest was the kickoff event for James E. Plew Elementary School’s Ninth annual Evening of the Arts fundraiser which was held on April 25. The evening featured classroom art galleries, a student gallery store, a silent auction, refreshments, live music and dinner catered by Ruby Tuesday. All proceeds from the event went to support Plew Elementary School and the OVAL Art Program. 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.com CALENDAR Page B-2 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 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

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Opus One performs at dedicationLt. Col. Maurice Lee, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, presented an F-35 model to Michael Dye, Niceville High School Chorus Director, in honor of Opus One's performance of the National Anthem at the ceremony. Opus One performed the National Anthem in honor of the dedication of the Saylor Hanger, Eglin April 18. Ms Jennifer Vest, NHS Choral Assistant, was also present. XI Beta Pi delivers snacks for troopsOn April 4 Sisters of XI Beta Pi of Niceville delivered snacks and treats to the USO to thank all members of the Armed Services for their dedication to their country. The snacks were for troops going overseas. During the delivery the Sisters met Sgt. Urioste, who was on his way to Afghanistan and his wife. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Who’s News E-mail items to: info@baybeacon.com Angela and Jerry Barry celebrate the graduation of their daughter, Hannah Marie Needleman from the University of Florida. Hannah attended UF as a National Merit Scholar and had earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Business Administration. She was an active leader in the UF Women's Student Association, serving as Executive Director of the 2013 Women's Leadership Conference. Hannah is a proud member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Gamma Iota Chapter. This summer she will participate in a field ecology school in Kenya. In the fall, she will attend William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she has been named a Graduate Fellow and the recipient of a full tuition merit scholarship. Hannah is a 2009 graduate of Niceville High School. *** Jessica Kepple a 2012 graduate of Niceville High School, has been selected for the University of Florida/Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science for Life Intramural Research Program. The program provides students financial support to conduct multi-year research projects. She has earned an internship in a lab at UF’s Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, Cancer and Genetic Research Institute. The lab’s main focus deals with breast cancer and mechanisms that control the regulation of genetic replication. Jessica, who is majoring in microbiology and cell science, also was selected for the Fall Dean’s List, with a 3.8 GPA. 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Palm Blvd., Niceville First place in drawing for Act-So ProgramSabrina Keesey was one of six winners from Niceville High School to place in the Act-So Program developed by the N.A.A.C.P., Saturday, April 27. Sabrina won first place in drawing. The other winners are Brianna S. Taylor, Marshall L. Mosley, Larry D. Wells and Ronnell E. Lile. A total of nine students from NHS competed. Hannah Marie Needleman RBCS clubs serve up cookies Rocky Bayou Christian School’s chapters of the National Senior and Junior Beta Clubs and the Culinary Club have completed their spring service project. The three clubs joined forces to bake cookies for local first responders. Club members delivered almost fifty plates of cookies to sixteen different locations in Okaloosa and Walton counties April 8. Several service project ideas were voted upon, and this was the one the group decided to tackle. It was suggested by senior Shiloh Johns, and seemed to be thoroughly enjoyed by club members and first responders alike. Junior Alyssa Slagle and her eighth grade sister, Megan, delivered to the Miramar Beach fire department. Beta Club President Senior Laura Herndon and a group of Beta and Culinary students spent about eight hours baking cookies in the school’s kitchen leading up to the event. Kristen Bernheisel displays some of the cookies distributed to first responders. Lewis Jazz performs for honors receptionPictured is the Lewis Jazz Ensemble performing at the Anne T. Mitchell Academic Honors Reception on April 30 at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. This was one of three performances in two weeks for the jazz ensemble who also performed at a music festival in Panama City and at Saturday in the Park in Valparaiso. Their next performance will be their spring concert on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Taylor Haugen gym at Lewis. Waffle House sponsors Bob Hope golf classicWaffle House donated $500 and a Waffle House gift basket for the 10th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic on May 17-18, at the Eglin Golf Course. Pictured is Brooke McLean, Air Force Enlisted Village Director of Development, Brian Cook, Waffle House Unit Manager, and Jim Binnicker, Air Force Enlisted Village Pres/CEO. For more information about the Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic, please call 651-3766 or visit afev.us/GolfClassic. Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D. (850) 678-8876Bring mom in for a makeover ON HER EYES EYEWEAR UNLIMITED IN BUSINESS SINCE 19701187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks)Visit us for some of the newest and hottest fashions in eyewear. Start by visiting your local eye care professional. 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By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville Valparaiso Regional Sewer Board approved its budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, with a slight decrease in expenses from the current fiscal year at its meeting May 1 in Niceville. The sewer board's budget for the fiscal year scheduled to start Oct. 1 allots $2.1 million for expenses, $23,510 less than the budget for the current year. The budget approved May 8 calls for no cost-of-living adjustment and no pay raises for plant employees. However, in approving the budget the board also added a provision stating the members would consider adding cost of living adjustments and possible money for raises to the budget at the board's September meeting. Last year the board initially approved a budget with no added increases, and eventually reviewed it and added a 2 percent cost-of-living raisers and a 1 percent increase in payroll to be given as raises to employees at plant manager Rick Helms' discretion. T T h h e eB B a a y y B B e e a a c c o o n n 50Wednesday, May 8, 2013 info@baybeacon.com The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 (850) 678-1080 12 Pages, 2 Sections, 5 Inserts Sewage authority sees flat budget Fri., 12 p.m. The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso, is hosting History Sandwiched In, an informal educational lunchtime lecture. The speaker for this lecture will be Dr. Pat Moran with Hide it under a bush? No! Free and open to the public. Space is limited. To reserve a spot call 678-2615. Saturday Contribute to the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive by placing nonperishable canned goods in a bag by your mailbox. Items will be picked up and delivered to a local food pantry. No glass or expired items. Sat., 7 a.m. Collegiate High School is hosting a yard sale until noon at the Twin Cities Pavilion Assisted Living Facility, 1053 E John Sims Pkwy, Niceville. They will also be taking donations for Hugs for Heroes and canned goods for a food drive. Call 6787312. Calendar, B-2 COMINGUP The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The city of Niceville plans to demolish a 100,000-gallon water tank on Marysa Drive and replace it with one more than seven times larger, in part to serve a planned 1,100-acre development to the east. The city is seeking bids for a contract to build a 750,000-gallon water tank, intended to replace the 100,000-gallon tank on Marysa Drive, near the south end of Forest Road. Niceville Public Works Director Bruce Price said the new tank will be larger to accommodate the anticipated development of 1,100 acres east of Forest Road owned by Ruckel Properties. Jerry Regans, Niceville water and sewer superintendent, said it is likely that other tanks will eventually be constructed as well to supply development, on which work has not yet started. Glenn Stephens, senior vice president of Polyengineering Inc., the company that designed the new tank, said it would hold more water to meet peak demand plus provide additional water volume Giant new water tank to supply development Police BlotterPage A-6 Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserLaura Ham, a Freeport High School sophomore, conditions under the direction of trainer Cory Scott at Twin Oaks park, Niceville. Working against the resistance of an elastic band tethered to a fence, Laura was exercising for basketball and volleyball. Stretching exerciseTwo annexation requests advanceNiceville would add homesites National Day of PrayerApproximately 200 Niceville and Valparaiso students, public servants and others came to Niceville City Hall May 2 for a local observance of the National Day of Prayer. Several local pastors and residents led prayers following this year's theme, "Pray for America." Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserThis 100,000-gallon water storage tank on Marysa Drive, Niceville, will be replaced by a 750,000-gallon tank once the city of Niceville awards a contract for construction. Beacon photo by Daniel ElsesserBy Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer A bill that would have transferred control of the Mid-Bay Bridge to a regional authority heavily influenced by the Florida Department of Transportation died in the Florida House of Representatives as time ran out on this year's legislative session at midnight May 3. The bill, which passed in the Florida Senate 40-0, would have transferred control of the bridge from the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (MBBA) to a newly created Regional Transportation Finance Authority. The DOT's intention to obtain control of the Mid-Bay Bridge in this legislative session was made public when agency Secretary Ananth Prasad announced in January that it would submit a bill to create regional tollway authorities. These authorities would have encompassed three to four counties each, and would have absorbed control of existing tollway independent authorities such as the MBBA. The MBBA was the only such entity mentioned by name in the DOT draft proposal of the bill. Senate Bill 1132, which contained the stated language, was filed Feb. 22, and the House companion bill, House Bill 7127, was filed about one month later. The language of both bills was eventually changed to include regional finance authorities, entities similar to the regional tollway authorities defined in the initial filed bills. According to MBBA Executive Director Jim Vest, who had been monitoring the measure through the lobbying firm Southern Strategy Group, the House bill had been amended to remove the language transferring control of the MBBA. Vest said the House approved the amended bill April 25 and sent it to the Senate. He said the Senate again amended the bill to add back the language to control the MBBA, and approved it 40-0 May 3. However, the bill died in the House, with no action before the session ended. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, said the bill Bridge takeover bid fails Please see SEWAGE, page A-3By Daniel Elsesser Beacon Staff Writer The Niceville Planning Commission approved two requests to annex property into the city. During a meeting Monday, the board also gave preliminary approval for three residential lots on 23rd Street. Jerry and Walter Spence of Spence Brothers Properties requested their two lots on Adams Street be annexed into the city and zoned R-1B. Walter Spence said the company does not yet have a plan for development on the property, but wants the annexation in order to make the property more attractive, either to another developer who might buy it, or a home buyer if Spence Brothers decides to build on it. The property is currently zoned in the county as R-1, low-density residential, which allows four dwelling units per acre and minimum building setbacks of 20 feet in the front yard, 10 feet in the side yard and 10 feet in the back. The maximum dwelling height is 45 feet. The requested R-1B city zoning allows eight dwelling units per acre and minimum setbacks of 25 feet in front, five feet on the sides, and 20 feet in back. The maximum height is 35 feet. According to the Okaloosa County Property Appraiser, the lot is vacant and has an assessed value of $52,000. Separately, the planning commission approved a request from Scott and Carrie Summerlin to annex their vacant lot on New Market Road, in the Huntington subdivision, into the city and zone it R-1, residential single family. The property is currently zoned in the Please see ADVANCE, page A-5 Please see WATER, page A-3 Please see BRIDGEpage A-7

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If the board makes such an adjustment this year, the expenses in the approved budget would increase by around $17,000, with the costs of salaries, insurance and worker's compensation for the wastewater plant's employees increasing. The new budget also reflects a change made at the board's April meeting, decreasing expenditures on the operating expense of its sprayfield from $118,892 to $95,113. This change occurred after the board told Mike Moore, the contractor paid by the board to maintain the sprayfield, that it wanted to cut expenditures on the field's maintenance because the field had shrunk. The field was reduced from 280 to 230 acres in June 2012 when some land was taken for the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road. Moore agreed to the decrease. The board will look to cut those expenditures further in the budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, when it anticipates grass on the sprayfield will grow more slowly because of a decrease in nitrogen in the water sprayed on the field, again theoretically reducing operational costs. The sewer board owns and controls the Niceville Valparaiso Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in Niceville and its associated effluent sprayfield on Eglin land north of Niceville. The plant treats sewage from Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and nearby unincorporated communities. Separately, Stephens said upgrades on one of the plant's three sewage trains should be completed by the end of this week. The train is the first to be modified. The sewage plant upgrades to remove nitrogen from reclaimed water are being made at a $5 million cost to the sewer board because the DEP deemed the nitrogen levels in the water to be too high and thus harmful to nearby natural life forms, most notably the Okaloosa darter. A recent Loyola University study suggested that populations of the Okaloosa darter, a fish indigenous only to Okaloosa and Walton counties listed as "threatened" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are lower in streams effected by the wastewater plant's reclaimed water than in unaffected streams. Once work is completed on the train, Stephens said workers will wait 60 days before shutting down another train for modifications. This will be done so that if problems arise due to modifications on the first train, all of the plant's sewage will not be forced into a single train. Helms said having three trains back online will give the plant a chance to build up enough reserves of reclaimed water to provide to users. Because the plant has been running all of its wastewater through two thirds of its capacity, the cloudiness of the reclaimed water it produced went over the limit allowed for irrigation by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Helms said the cloudiness of reclaimed water produced by the plant decreased to meet DEP standards April 23, and since then the plant employees have been working to supply water for irrigation while adding reserves of water to the sewer board's 18-million-gallon retention pond on the Eglin golf course. Helms said the pond holds around 1.5 million gallons. The plant typically sends around 1.7 million gallons per day for irrigation, depending on the needs of users. Helms said the plant will be able to fill the Eglin retention pond in 60 days when all three trains will be running, while again providing irrigation water to users. 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Regans said the new tank will match the height of a tank at Cedar Street and College Boulevard, placing its overflow water level at 205 feet above sea level, up from the 185.5-foot overflow elevation of the current Marysa Drive tank. The top of the new tank will be 144 feet above the ground, 20.5 feet higher than the current tank. Regans said the current tank is used only for storage and does not contribute to the pressure of the residential water distribution system. The new tank, however, will be used for distribution. Regans said since the new tank will have the same overflow elevation as the two tanks currently providing pressure to system, the pressure will not increase. Regans said said it has not been decided whether the current tank will be removed before the new one is constructed. Sealed bids submitted by contractors for the job will be opened and read May 23. 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THEBAYBEACONWednesday, May 8, 2013 Page A-5 The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Mothers Day Celebrating Celebrating Call Today to Hear Tomorrow! MJ Stiles HAS, BC-HIS The Merchants Walk Bluewater Bay 4400 Hwy. 20 East Suite 211 Niceville, FL 32578Retired Military Familywww.bayareabetterhearing.com HIGH QUALITY LOW PRICES EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE (Not affiliated with Niceville Hearing Center) We are offering you a lifetime of better hearing at up to 75% OFF the original cost on refurbished trade-in digital/programmable hearing aids.This could save you thousands of $$$!There is limited stock so, please call 850-279-4545 today to schedule your FREE hearing ev aluation & demonstration of this State-of-the-Art Technology! For a limited time only! MOTHERS DAY SALEPARKWAY EAST SHOPPING CENTER | 1129 JOHN SIMS PKWY. | (850) 279-3113 FREE GIFT WRAPPING on all purchases1/2 PRICEWATCH BATTERIES(Please present ad for discount) EXPIRES MAY 24, 2013ANY ONE ITEM20%OFF EdibleARRANGEMENTS Chocolate Banana Bouquet Swizzle BerriesTMFirst Mother's Day Fruit BundleTo order, please call or visit: 850-226-4111 EdibleArrangements.com 230 Eglin Parkway N.E., Fort Walton Beach F F R R E E E E D D E E L L I I V V E E R R Y YMOTHERS DAY SPECIALOffer is valid only on these days to receive free delivery. Must be delivered on 5/8-5/9/2013.when an order is placed to be delivered on 8thand 9th Thinking Home Improvement...Think Hometown!MILITARY & SENIOR DISCOUNTSRequest a FREE Design Consultation!www.HometownContractorsInc.com 15%offPatio Covers Patio Enclosures Screen Rooms Sunrooms850-863-7880Not in conjunction with existing contracts or other offers. Valid thru June 15, 2013. 410 John Sims Parkway678-1789Mon. Fri. 8:00-5:30 p.m. Sat. 8:00-12:30 p.m.(Located directly behind Papa Johns) More Than Just Oil Changes!Auto Repair OIL CHANGE SERVICES$ $1 1 0 00 0 0 0 *O O F F F F*With the purchase of any service $29.95 and up. Must present coupon for discount.(Most vehicles) Expires: 05/31/13 FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGEUp to 5 Qts Mobil Oil$2495 $2195BASIC OIL CHANGE Up to 5 Qts Mobil OilBRAKE SPECIAL $ $2 2 9 99 9 5 5ASK FOR DETAILS! $69.90 PER AXLE FREE BRAKE INSPECTION $ $6 6 9 99 9 0 0as low asHEADLIGHT LENS RESTORATIONTUNE-UP Platinum Plug Extra $10 Off 6 & 8 Cyl by Qualified Technicians$ $5 5 9 99 9 5 5FUEL INDUCTIONSERVICE CLEANINGMost VehiclesMost Vehicles SYNTHETIC OIL CHANGEUp to 5 Qts While supplies last$3995$ $2 2 9 99 9 5 5Most 4 Cyl county as R-1, with the same allowances and restrictions as the Adams Street property. The requested R-1 city zoning allows five dwelling units per acre, and minimum setbacks of 25 feet in the front yard, 10 on the side and 25 in the back. The maximum height is 35 feet. The lot is in a cul-de-sac and is bordered by single-family houses on two sides. The county property appraiser lists the lot with an assessed value of $80,845, and lists the last sale of the lot in November 2003 for $55,000. McElroy Enterprises, representing John Duhaime, requested approval to subdivide Duhaime's property at 517 23rd Street. The board approved the request to create three residential lots from one, following the guidelines of R-1B zoning. Duhaime plans to use the land, which was annexed by city as one lot from the county upon third reading by the Niceville City Council in April, to build three single-family homes, one on each lot. The westernmost lot is 7,500 square feet, and the two other lots are 10,500 square feet each. The planning commission is an advisory board, and any recommendations it makes are subject to approval upon three public readings by the Niceville City Council. The requests will be read on first public reading at the city council's meeting May 14 at 7 p.m. in the Niceville City Council chambers. ADVANCEFrom page A-1 The owners of this vacant lot on New Market Road have requested the property be annexed by the city of Niceville and zoned R-1, residential single family. The Niceville City Council will hear this and another annexation request May 14. Beacon photo by Daniel Elsesser

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ArrestsChristopher Johnson Jr., 21, of 105 Dyer St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police May 1 on charges of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and drug equipment possession and/or use. An officer contacted Johnson and requested consent to search him, which Johnson granted. The officer found a plastic bag containing one gram of a green leafy substance which later field tested positive for the presence of THC. The officer also found a trumpet mouthpiece containing burned and unburned marijuana residue. Johnson's required court appearance is May 21. *** Howard Warren Gordon, 42, of 816 Brook Meadow Lane, Pensacola, was arrested by Niceville police April 25 on a charge of parole violation. *** Laticia Starr Everhart, unemployed, 23, of 507 27th St., Niceville, was arrested by Niceville police April 25 on a charge of child neglect without great bodily harm. Everhart's required court appearance is May 28. *** Charles Alton Murphy, retired, 82, of 1457 Live Oak St., Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies April 29 on a charge of battery domestic violence with bodily harm. Murphy allegedly grabbed someone by the arm, tearing the victim's skin two places. The incident occurred after an argument between Murphy and the victim regarding cheese that had been on the floor. Murphy's required court appearance is June 11. *** Dominique M. Lambert, 60, of 415 Aruba Way, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies April 27 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Lambert allegedly pointed an unloaded revolver at someone's face and pulled the trigger several times. A deputy responded, detained Lambert and asked her where she put the gun. Lambert allegedly said she did not know where she put the gun, and that she was extremely intoxicated. A deputy found the gun on the ground near the front door of another Aruba Way residence and found a plastic bag containing several .38 caliber rounds on the ground near Lambert's vehicle. Lambert's required court appearance is May 28. *** Jarvis Lamonds Lenoir, a landscaper, 35, of 210 Yacht Club Drive, Niceville, was arrested by sheriff's deputies April 24 on a charge of driving while license suspended habitual offender. According to sheriff's office reports, the state of Florida declared Lenoir a habitual traffic violator Dec. 24, effective until Dec. 23 2017. On April 24, a deputy stopped a vehicle driven by someone later identified as Lenoir for driving without wearing a seat belt. Lenoir claimed to have no knowledge of the suspension. His required court appearance is May 28. DUI arrestsDaniel R. Clay, a financial analyst, 28, of 71 Eel Pond Road, Bourne, Mass., was arrested by sheriff's deputies for DUI at 1090 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, April 27 at 1:38 a.m. Clay's required court appearance is May 14. TheftsA Niceville resident of the 400 block of Bally Way reported April 26 an unknown person stole her camera and camera bag from her unlocked car parked at her residence. *** A DeFuniak Springs resident reported April 26 an unknown person stole her purse from her unlocked car parked at the Bargain Box at 107 S. Partin Drive, Niceville. The complainant said her husband found the purse in a Dumpster behind the Niceville Bank of America, and the only thing missing from the purse was an unidentified amount of pills. The bottle the pills had been in was still in the purse. *** A DeFuniak Springs resident reported April 27 an unknown person stole her wallet from her purse in the Beall's Outlet department store at 599 W. John Sims Parkway, Niceville. The complainant said the wallet contained $200 in cash, multiple credit cards, her identification and family photos. *** A Niceville resident reported April 28 someone stole her purse at the Turkey Creek South park at 340 W. Johns Sims Parkway, Niceville. The complainant said the purse contained an iPhone 4 and her house key. Criminal MischiefA Niceville resident of the first block of Jonathan Circle reported April 28 some people have kicked her back fence down several times, once breaking two of the fence's planks. *** Niceville police received a call April 27 reporting someone destroyed the nets at the Rocky Bayou Christian School soccer field at 2101 N. Partin Drive, Niceville. Bear sightingsA Niceville resident of the first block of Azalea Drive reported April 25 there was a bear in a tree at her residence and it would not come down because her dog was barking at it. 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Please see BLOTTER,page A-7 This information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office. A reward is offered by Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 863-8477, or 1-888-654-8477. Information can also be provided anonymously by texting TIP214 plus the message to CRIMES (274637)Okaloosa seeks fugitivesThis information is from reports by the Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office. Name: Jason Allen Gafford Wanted for: Aggravated Battery Height: 6-feet, 1-inches Weight: 210 Age: 28 Date of birth: 11-26-1984 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Name: Ryan Douglas Valentine Wanted for: Felony Battery Height: 5-feet, 10-inches Weight: 160 Age: 30 Date of birth: 10-01-1982 Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel Name: Robert Clay Oglesby Wanted for: Burglary & Criminal Mischief Height: 5-feet, 7-inches Weight: 165 Age: 48 Date of birth: 05-17-1964 Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Name: Miquel Vincente Hester Wanted for: VOP-Constructive possession of Ammunition by Felon/Burglary of Unoccupied Conveyance/Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card Height: 6-feet, 3-inches Weight: 250 Age: 43 Date of birth: 11-21-1969 Hair: Black Eyes: BrownPage A-6 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 THEBAYBEACON

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A Niceville resident of the 200 block of Spencer Place reported May 1 there was a black bear in his neighborhood. A responding Niceville officer reported the bear was gone upon the officer's arrival. *** A Niceville resident of the first block of Dartmouth Way reported April 28 a bear was near her residence. A responding Niceville officer could not find the bear upon arrival. OtherA Fort Walton Beach resident reported April 27 someone approached him and his friend with a semi-automatic handgun while he and his friends were removing their boat from the water at Lions Park, Niceville. The complainant said while he was removing the boat from the water, someone came up to him to complain about the way he had parked the boat. Another man not involved in the conversation said "I have something for you," went to his truck and brought back the handgun. The complainant said he and his friends got in a vehicle to head home, after which the man with the handgun pulled out in front of them at Palm Boulevard and Valparaiso Boulevard and waved the gun out the window at him. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 No one ever plans to take a trip to the emergency room. But if you need to, you can trust your care to Dr. Louis Vagias II, founder of the Twin Cities Hospital hospitalist program. As department head for Emergency Services, proud father and avid sportsman, he is a compassionate caregiver is part of a highly trained team ready to deliver critical care and emergency services for health issues such as stroke, heart attack, bone fractures, allergic reactions and more. When its your emergency, knowing more about your physician and the hospital thats caring for you makes all the difference in the world. 2190 Highway 85 North, Niceville, FL 32578 850-678-4131 tchospital.com Louis Vagias II, MD cMassagecFacialscSpeciality Nail ArtscWaxing (Eyebrows, Legs)cPedicures/ManicurescFull Body Detox 850-897-1606Celebrating 14 years!Gift Certificates Available DAY SPA Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Page A-7 Fire Department ReportsNicevilleThe Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls from April 29, 2013 through May 5, 2013. 1 Structure Fire22 Emergency Medical Calls 0 Vehicle Fire5 Vehicle Crash 0 Other Fire0 Vehicle Crash with Extrication 0 Illegal Burn14 Other Emergency Calls 0 False Alarms0 Hazardous Conditions STREET SITUATION DATE TIME Hickory Ave..............................Medical...........................4/29/13...............05:22 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical...........................4/29/13...............07:32 SR 285.....................................Medical...........................4/29/13...............18:01 McKinney St.............................Medical...........................4/29/13...............23:49 Lincolnshire Dr.........................Medical...........................4/30/13...............14:59 White Point Rd/BWB................Cancelled........................4/30/13...............17:29 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical...........................4/30/13...............21:49 Yacht Club Dr...........................Medical...........................5/1/13.................02:56 Blackwater Run........................CO Alarm........................5/1/13.................04:43 3 rd Street.................................Medical...........................5/1/13.................08:35 Yacht Club Dr...........................Cancelled........................5/1/13.................17:25 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash..................5/1/13.................17:36 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Cancelled........................5/1/13.................17:37 2 nd Street................................Alarm activation..............5/1/13.................19:03 Camellia Place.........................Medical...........................5/1/13.................19:20 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle crash..................5/1/13.................21:06 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical...........................5/2/13.................04:59 Lincolnshire Dr.........................Medical...........................5/2/13.................08:53 28 th Street...............................Medical...........................5/2/13.................10:20 College Blvd.............................Medical...........................5/2/13.................11:05 Reeves Street..........................Medical...........................5/2/13.................13:22 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Medical...........................5/2/13.................18:09 SR 85 N...................................Service call.....................5/2/13.................20:36 N. Partin Dr..............................Cancelled........................5/2/13.................23:35 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Vehicle crash..................5/3/13.................06:29 N. Partin Dr..............................Cancelled........................5/3/13.................06:38 W. John Sims Pkwy.................Medical...........................5/3/13.................08:03 48 th Street...............................Medical...........................5/3/13.................08:42 21 st Street...............................Medical...........................5/3/13.................12:25 N. Partin Dr..............................Alarm activation..............5/3/13.................14:29 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash..................5/3/13.................21:21 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Vehicle crash..................5/3/13.................22:02 SR 85.......................................Structure fire...................5/4/13.................05:29 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical...........................5/4/13.................11:09 Regatta Bay Blvd.....................Cancelled........................5/4/13.................18:13 E. John Sims Pkwy..................Service call.....................5/4/13.................18:27 Powell Dr..................................Cancelled........................5/4/13.................20:33 Valparaiso Blvd........................Smoke scare...................5/5/13.................07:42 21 st Street...............................Medical...........................5/5/13.................07:50 College Blvd/SR 85 N..............Cancelled........................5/5/13.................09:32 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical...........................5/5/13.................15:03 N. Partin Dr..............................Medical...........................5/5/13.................15:06 Weekly Safety Tip: A multipurpose dry chemical Class ABC Fire Extinguisher is the best choice for general home use. Mount the extinguisher on a bracket on the wall near an exit so that anyone using it can escape from the room if a fire spreads. All occupants must know when and how to use the extinguisher. Like the Niceville Fire Department on Facebook ValparaisoThe Valparaiso Volunteer Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of April: Location Situation Date Time Washington Ave...............................Vehicle accident..................4/1/13...............07:48 Hwy. 85/College Blvd.......................Vehicle accident..................4/2/13...............18:04 Menzel St..........................................Sick call................................4/3/13...............10:43 Edge Ave..........................................Vehicle accident..................4/5/13...............12:42 Hwy. 85 S..........................................Childbirth..............................4/7/13...............00:18 Kelly Way..........................................Medical alarm......................4/7/13...............10:38 Glendale Ave....................................Sick call................................4/12/13.............08:06 N. John Sims Pkwy..........................Vehicle accident..................4/13/13.............03:17 Wolverine Ave...................................Chest pain...........................4/13/13.............13:12 Kelly Mill Rd......................................Sick call................................4/13/13.............21:05 Madison Ave.....................................Fall.......................................4/14/13.............17:09 Valparaiso Pkwy...............................Assault.................................4/16/13.............00:11 Edge Ave..........................................Sick call................................4/18/13.............03:06 Grandview Ave.................................Sick call................................4/18/13.............08:06 Washington Ave...............................Hemorrhage........................4/20/13.............11:09 Safe Harbor......................................Seizures...............................4/20/13.............15:00 S. John Sims Pkwy..........................Traumatic injury...................4/21/13.............00:13 Grandview Ave.................................Fall.......................................4/22/13.............08:28 Glen Ave...........................................Cardiac arrest......................4/22/13.............16:29 N. Bayshore Dr.................................Breathing problem..............4/26/13.............0913 Glenview Ave....................................Fire service call...................4/30/13.............09:53 N. Bayshore Dr.................................Sick call................................4/30/13.............11:18 S. John Sims Pkwy..........................Vehicle accident..................4/30/13.............15:38North BayThe North Bay Fire Department responded to the following calls from April 29, 2013 through May 5, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Hickory St..........................................Medical assist......................4/29/13..........11:30 Parkwood Ln.....................................False alarm..........................4/29/13..........14:32 Hickory St..........................................Assist invalid........................4/29/13..........15:16 N. White Point Rd.............................Medical.................................4/29/13..........17:20 Blue Pine Ln......................................Medical.................................4/29/13..........17:56 Hickory St..........................................Medical.................................4/30/13..........11:32 Sonoma Cir........................................Medical.................................4/30/13..........13:24 50 yds.S.of Hwy.20...........................Medical.................................4/30/13..........16:38 W. Birkdale Cir...................................Medical.................................4/30/13..........17:23 White Point Rd..................................Watercraft rescue................4/30/13..........17:30 Bay Drive...........................................Medical.................................5/1/13............06:16 Hwy. 20 & White Point......................Vehicle accident...................5/1/13............06:51 Merchants Way.................................Medical.................................5/1/13............10:24 Bay Drive...........................................Public assist.........................5/1/13............11:02 N. White Point Rd.............................Medical.................................5/1/13............15:15 Baywind Dr........................................Medical alarm activation.....5/1/13............19:03 28 th Street.........................................Medical.................................5/2/13............10:22 Greenwood Ln...................................Medical.................................5/2/13............19:14 Brookhaven Way...............................Electrical...............................5/2/13............22:30 Turnberry Place.................................Dispatched & cancelled......5/3/13............07:45 Commercial Dr...................................False alarm..........................5/3/13............08:48 Parkwood Cir.....................................Dispatched & cancelled......5/3/13............11:38 Southwind Ct.....................................Medical.................................5/3/13............19:12 N. Hwy. 85.........................................Dispatched & cancelled......5/4/13............05:29 E. Hwy. 20.........................................Medical.................................5/5/13............14:32 Bay Drive...........................................Medical.................................5/5/13............17:21 Summit Ct..........................................Medical.................................5/5/13............22:55 Visit northbayfd.org for more information.East NicevilleThe East Niceville Fire Department responded to the following calls during the month of April, 2013. Street Situation Date Time Olde Post Rd.....................Smoke or odor removal.....................4/3/13.............08:29AM Lanman Rd........................Dispatched & cancelled.....................4/3/13.............01:31PM Merchants Way..................EMS call..............................................4/4/13.............04:52PM 23 rd Street.........................Detector activation..............................4/4/13.............03:03PM Valparaiso Blvd..................Public service.....................................4/6/13.............10:57PM Springacres Cv..................Detector activation..............................4/7/13.............06:52AM Bluewater Bay Blvd...........Detector activation..............................4/9/13.............12:14PM Edgewater Dr.....................Electrical problem...............................4/9/13.............09:22AM Sycamore Ave...................EMS call..............................................4/10/13...........06:01AM Coldwater Creek Cir..........Cooking fire.........................................4/10/13...........04:08PM N. Partin Dr........................EMS call..............................................4/10/13...........04:37PM Sycamore Ave...................EMS call..............................................4/11/13...........06:52AM 18 th Street.........................EMS call..............................................4/12/13...........05:34AM Fir Avenue..........................Dispatched & cancelled.....................4/12/13...........09:40AM 25 th Street.........................EMS call..............................................4/14/13...........12:36PM Lake Drive..........................Lightning strike...................................4/14/13...........05:17PM Osceola Bay Dr.................Person in distress...............................4/14/13...........06:01PM Huntington Cir....................EMS call..............................................4/14/13...........08:17PM Rocky Road.......................EMS call..............................................4/15/13...........03:14AM Shadow Ln.........................Dispatched & cancelled.....................4/17/13...........07:54AM Callaway Dr........................Dispatched & cancelled.....................4/17/13...........12:39PM Als Dr..................................Public service assist...........................4/17/13...........02:47PM W. College Blvd.................Arcing, electrical short........................4/17/13...........08:24PM Jason Dr.............................EMS call..............................................4/18/13...........05:33AM Bahia Vista Dr....................EMS call..............................................4/19/13...........03:00PM Redwood Ave....................Vehicle accident.................................4/19/13...........03:07PM N. Whitepoint Rd...............Malicious false call.............................4/19/13...........04:49PM McKenny St.......................EMS call..............................................4/19/13...........09:23PM 47 th Street.........................EMS call..............................................4/21/13...........06:12AM Jason Dr.............................EMS call..............................................4/21/13...........01:44PM Harding Rd.........................EMS call..............................................4/21/13...........06:10PM Linden Ave.........................EMS call..............................................4/22/13...........08:04AM 13 th Street.........................Smoke detector activation.................4/23/13...........03:27AM Evergreen Way..................EMS call..............................................4/23/13...........08:31AM 2 nd Street..........................Cooking fire.........................................4/28/13...........08:42PM Visit our website at www.enfd.net. BLOTTERFrom page A-6 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax 1-888-520-9323 email: info@baybeacon.comTh e B a y B eaco n& B eaco n ExpressStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherBunni FarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeCandice LeggeGraphic ArtistIgnacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistLinda McCormickAdvertising RepresentativeCheryle ValentineReceptionistKaron DeyBookkeeper The Bay Beacon and Beacon Express, incorporating the Bluewater Breeze, is published every Wednesday by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Free total-market home delivery to Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Seminole, as well as midWalton County from Villa Tasso to Basin Bayou, including Choctaw Beach. Subscriptions: One year, mail, $104. One year, electronic subscription, $52.Niceville s NewspaperSara KentMarketing Director BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED! A perfect blend of old and new in this 1375 SF, 4/2 brick home in the heart of Niceville! All brick, shaded by legacy oaks, and priced at $150,000. 210 20thStreet is waiting for YOUR family! 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! Its aGirl Thing1124 John Sims Pkwy., Niceville ~ 850.897.GIRL 998 S Ferdon Blvd., Crestview ~ 850.683.9944Two locations to serve you!WEDNESDAY SATURDAYSale Mothers Day20% OFF STOREWIDE(cannot be combined with any other discounts) "crashed and burned" due largely to another amendment added to the bill by the Senate to allot $300 million in tax money to refinance the Miami Dolphins football stadium. "That was good luck for Northwest Florida," Gaetz said, meaning that opposition to the Miami rider torpedoed the entire bill. Gaetz said he opposed legislation to transfer control of the Mid-Bay Bridge to another entity. "I was concerned with toll revenues from the Mid-Bay Bridge moving out of Okaloosa County," Gaetz said. A direct DOT takeover of the bridge authority has been proposed in past years, but failed repeatedly in the legislature. Gaetz said this is likely not the last time that Tallahassee interests will attempt to gain more control over the bridge and its revenue stream. "We may have to re-address this issue next year," Gaetz said. Members of the MBBA's governing board, who are appointed by the governor but must live in Okaloosa County, had stated opposition to any legislation that transferred control of the Mid-Bay Bridge to a regional or state organization. MBBA Chairman Gordon Fornell said the authority had been operating effectively for decades without outside interference, and that transfer of authority would complicate matters. MBBA board member James Neilson said he opposed the bill because it would have potentially sent tolls collected by the Mid-Bay Bridge to DOT projects in other counties. Prasad said at a conference that the bill was intended to generate revenues for the DOT's trust fund, which had been depleted due to a poor economy and decreased gas tax revenues resulting from increased fuel efficiency of vehicles. Fornell said if the state wanted to generate revenues for the trust fund, it should increase the motor-fuels tax. The MBBA has continued on with business as usual, with Vest presenting the authority's budget to the Okaloosa County Commission Tuesday. The MBBA board approved the budget at a public hearing in Niceville May 2. The budget notably projected an increase in gross toll receipts from $16,089,000 in the 2013 fiscal year to $20,698,000 for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. Vest said this projection is based on a traffic and earning report from December 2010, which indicated bridge traffic and toll revenue would increase on the bridge due to the opening of the opening of the Mid-Bay Bridge Connector road in early 2014. Members of the board said they trust the projections of the study, performed by traffic engineers at URS Corp. Fornell referred to the previous projections made by URS as reason for his trust in the study. "We've been using these guys for years to make projections," Fornell said. "When you look back at what they've projected over the years, they've always been on the mark." BRIDGEFrom page A-1

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Page A-8 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 THEBAYBEACON ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN Superior Residences has made a name for itself in the local community of Niceville, for specializing in the care for those that have been diagnosed with Alzheimers disease and other forms of dementia. Although the assisted living community has been open for a little more than three years, it has gained notoriety for their memory care services. Superior Residences has gained the attention and earned the trust of area local medical professionals for their excellence in senior health care. One thing that sets this specialized assisted living community apart from others is that it provides 24 hour care by licensed nurses, said Elizabeth Rambow. Rambow is Superior Residences Senior Solutions Director. We have highly trained personnel that have experience with caring for those with all forms of memory loss. Superior Residences is a standard assisted living community with extended Limited Nursing Services along with Extended Congregate Care licensure. They offer three different programs: regular residential stays, respite stays and day stays. Our community features specialized apartments that meet the needs of our residents, along with dining rooms, activity and living rooms, televisions rooms and two secured outdoor patios. The community has 60 suites which can accommodate up to 80 residents. Superior Residences is also active in the community. Recently, Shelley Normand, Executive Director, helped to head the chamber committee that was responsible for bringing the Doolittle Raiders Reunion Week to our area last month. Superior Residences welcomes volunteers and local church groups to come in and entertain their residents with events such as sing-alongs, pet therapy and special group presentations. Superior Residences also hosts several events in the area to help raise awareness for those struggling with memory loss. We will be hosting Miles for Memories next November which is a Walk/Run event to raise money for Alzheimers Family Services, an affiliate of Covenant Hospice, Inc.. Alzheimers Family Services is the only local Alzheimers support service in Northwest Florida that is committed to helping local caregivers care for their loved ones with dementia. All the funds raised from the event will stay local to help our area families. Superior Residences of Niceville is owned and operated by Superior Residences, Incorporated, which manages six other assisted living communities in Florida. The companys mission is to create living environments, in which their residents can remain as independent as possible with the help of specialized care. Superior Residences is hosting an Open House and Block Party on June 22nd! Come join us for food, fun and great entertainment! For more information or to RSVP for the event, please give us a call! For more information on upcoming events, or more on Superior Residences of Niceville, visit their website at superioralf.com. If you would like to schedule a lunch and a tour of the community, please contact them by phone at (850) 897-2244, or email them at erambow@superioralf.com. Superior Residencies is located on 2300 Partin Dr. in Niceville, FL 32578.Advertising Feature Superior ResidencesOffering the best in memory care DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!For only $105.95 a week for 11 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool.ADD ONE OR BOTH OF OUR MILITARY PAPERS AT HALF PRICE! A A L L L L A A R R O O U U N N D D T T H H E E T T O O W W N N The Beacons ALL AROUND THE TOWN is one of the best read advertising sections available. It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 11 colorful well-designed ads. Each week customers will tell you all about it. Call 678-1080 today! 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The beach and Turkey Creek Park are just a couple of the favorites. Call today for a tour!Respite Care Day Stays -Hour Nursing2300 North Partin Dr. Niceville, FL 32578 (850) 897-2244 www.SuperiorALF.comAssisted Living # AL11712Specializing in Alzheimers, Parkinsons and Dementia SUPERIORRESIDENCESofNicevilleMEMORY CARE Niceville history students vie in D.C. Do you know your history? Four students from Niceville High School were among 800 students from 198 schools across the U.S. who went to Washington, D.C., for the annual National History Bee and the History Bowl National Championship April 26-28. Host sites included the Smithsonian Institution, the Anderson House, the Phillips Collection, and the Kosciuszko Foundation. Niceville High sent Alex Fager, Brian Fields, Ciara Ordner and Kyle Marocchini to compete in the bowl. They finished their day of competition at the Anderson House, which contains archives and artistic and historical collections maintained by the Society of Cincinnati. Alex also competed in the History Bee, finishing 39th of 175. He competed as well in the U.S. Geography Olympiad, finishing sixth overall. Niceville High School students Alex Fager, Brian Fields, Ciara Ordner and Kyle Marocchini went to Washington, D.C., for national history competition.

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Eve Glenn of Niceville was selected as the Viva Florida 500 essay contest winner on April 20. She received an iPad for her essay on What Florida will look like in 100 years. The contest was sponsored by the cities of Niceville and Valparaiso. Eves essay will be placed in the VivaFlorida500 time capsule which is currently on display at the Heritage Museum for Okaloosa County. Her essay will also be included in the Florida archives with her photo. Eve is a seventh grader at Ruckel Middle School and her language arts teacher is Mrs. Swain. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 B B e e a a c c o o n n E E x x p p r r e e s s s sOUR TOWNP P a a g g e e B B 1 1 W W e e d d n n e e s s d d a a y y , M M a a y y 8 8 , 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 A karate demonstration was performed by instructor Cynthia McGinnis and some of her students. They broke boards, bricks and showed off plenty of kicks. NHS chorus in ParisThe Niceville High School Chorus under the Eiffel Tower. The chorus performed the last of its four 2013 Europe Tour concerts at Ramstein AB and the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany on March 29. The concerts followed performances at castles and cathedrals in Vienna, Mondsee, Austria and Munich, Germany. PBS character Martha Speaks visits Niceville YMCA A young fan is enthralled to meet a larger than life Martha outside of his afternoon cartoons. Winner of the Viva Florida 500 essay contest Eve Glenn, a seventh grader at Ruckel Middle School, won the recent essay contest sponsored by the cities of Niceville and Valparaiso for Viva Florida 500. She won an iPad for her essay. Scouts build fences, good deeds Liam Ordner, Sterrett McInnis and Sam Scholl from Troop 157 helped build a fence at Rocky Bayou Baptist Church, Niceville. The fence was an Eagle Scout Project by Ryan Simpson. Ryan planned, developed and led the build to securely store materials and create a safer and attractive area behind the classrooms. If interested in Scouting, contact Kelly Carrico, BSA District Executive 683-0330 to find the nearest Scout unit in your area or visit beascout.scouting.org THANK YOU FOR YOUR HEALING HANDS AND COMPASSIONATE CARE.CELEBRATING NATIONAL NURSES WEEK, MAY 6-12 Professional. Caring. Kind. All of our nurses have a few things in common that make them stand out. These unique qualities make patients feel comfortable in knowing they are receiving the highest level of care possible. Thanks to our nurses for their tireless efforts in bringing the highest level of care to our community. Our nurses not only strive for excellence, they achieve it on a daily basis. To all of them this Nurses Week, we offer a sincere THANK YOU! www.FWBMC.com | www.TCHospital.com By Angela Yuriko Smith Beacon Staff Writer Area children were thrilled on April 27, to see popular PBS character Martha Speaks in the furry flesh as she visited as part of the Niceville Family Ys Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. Martha Speaks is a Canadian/American cartoon based on a childrens book of the same name. The animated show focuses on teaching children vocabulary. Her visit was coordinated with Jeni Huckstep, a PBS Educational Services Coordinator. It seems that just about every kid who entered the door knew who Martha was and were enthusiastic in meeting her. Said Rudy Wright, the Ys executive director. The free community events were open to all kids and their families to inspire them to stay intellectually and physically active. Over 1,900 Ys across the country participated in the initiative promoting the idea of getting a jump on a healthy summer. Wright estimates that more than 50 kids visited that day along with their families to meet with Martha Speaks, eat healthy foods donated by volunteers, and participate in a Zumbatomic demo hosted by the Ys Zumba instructor Gloria Overfield. An enjoyable and successful event, children also were treated to a karate demo performed by instructor Cynthia McGinnis.

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Bridgeway drops services Bridgeway Center Inc. Inpatient Services for mental health and detoxificationwill no longer be admitting patients as of midnight April 29, 2013. Effective May 3, at midnight,BCI will be closing Emergency Services, Inpatient Services and Food Services after 35 years of operations. Bridgeway Center will continue to provide the full range of outpatient clinic services for mental health and substance abuse, therapy services including psychiatric. These services can be obtained in any of our four Outpatient locations throughout Okaloosa County. Call 833-7541 for information. Senior fellowship Twin Cities Senior Citizens Club is hosting a Bingo potluck. Entre is provided, please bring a covered dish to share. May 9 at 1 p.m. at 268 Glenview Ave., Valparaiso. 50 plus welcome. Please call 543-0869 for more information. Democratic executives meet The regular monthly meeting of the Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee will be Thursday, May 9 at Democrat Headquarters, 60 2nd Street, Suite 305 in Shalimar. The social time will be at 6 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public For more information call 609-3367. Adventure club ride Join the Adventure Club for a group bike ride, Thursday 9 May, at 4 p.m. Meet at the Golf Course Club House parking area. Bike ride in Niceville in the Bluewater Bay Resort/Subdivision. Supper after the ride at a nearby restaurant. Contact Les and Jean at 897-5225. Give back weekend for Edge Edge Elementary is having a Ruby Tuesday give back weekend May 1012. It's Mother's Day weekend, so why not treat Mom to dinner out and help your local elementary school at the same time. You can download a flyer at okaloosaschools.com/edge You must present the flyer when you dine for the school to receive the giveback. Sandwiched in lecture Bring a sack lunch and take your lunch break at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., for History Sandwiched-In, an informal lunchtime education program. The upcoming presentation is given by Dr. Pat Moran on Friday, May 10 at 12:00 p.m.,and is entitled Hide it under a bush?... No! The lecture is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please call to reserve a seat. 678-2615 Falcon festival fundraiser Lewis School Band is having a fundraiser called Falcon Festival. The community is welcome to join us for the fun from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at Lewis School, 281 Mississippi Ave., Valparaiso.. Armbands can be purchased for $10 and children can enjoy unlimited bounce houses, obstacle courses, and slides. Concessions are also available. Come enjoy a beautiful day and Help raise funds for a small band program that has a tradition of excellence. Women and money An economic empowerment symposium for women will take place Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Costa Leadership Institute located on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College. The conference registration fee is $25 per person or $40 per mother/daughter team in honor of Mothers Day weekend and includes all workshops, childcare and meals. Scholarships are available. Register online at ShelterHouseNWFL.org. To learn about sponsorship opportunities, apply for a scholarship or reserve childcare, call 243-1201. Choctaw Basin Alliance cruise There will be a two hour cruise Saturday, May 11 for the Annual Celebration and Installation of the Advisory Committee for the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance of Northwest Florida aboard Southern Star Dolphin Cruises. The cruise departs from Destin Harbor at 11 a.m. Free to members, $25 for nonmembers. Call 200-4160 to RSVP by May 3. Yard sale benefit Collegiate High School at NWFSC is hosting a yard sale/bazaar on May 11 at the Twin Cities Pavilion Assisted Living Facility from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. We will also be taking donations for Hugs for Heroes as well as a Canned Food Drive. For more information call or email Brianna Cupp at cuppb@nwfsc.edu or 678 7312. Make mom flowers Niceville Garden Club invites youth 8-12 years to make a floral design for Mothers Day Saturday, May 11 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1295 N. Bayshore Dr. Reservations required. $12 per child. Email marieharrison@valp.net for more information. Springtime market The Junior League of the Emerald Coast is hosting the 2013 Spring Market at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12. Shop fabulous vendors from throughout the Southeast, including art, jewelry and much more! Also, join us for a special Sip N Shop Mothers Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12. Tickets to the market are $5 each, with the Brunch tickets priced at $10 each. Visit jlec.org for tickets or call 862-2665. Raider Run The 7th Annual Michele Hill Raider Run 5K Run/Walk, Free Kids Fun Run, and Family Celebration is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. May 11 at Navarre Youth Sports Association. Cost is $20 prior to May 1 and $25 until Race Day. The kids run is free. For more information call Joe Hill at 582-2946 or e-mail mhillraiderrun@bellsouth.net. Bluewater Bay Sailfest The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club will have a race on Saturday, May 11. Registration starts at 10 a.m. with a Captains Meeting at Bluewater Bay Marina at 10:30 a.m. The race starts at approximately 12 p.m. Entry fee is $60, $55 for sailing club members. Fee includes four meal coupons and two T-shirts. For more information please call Neville Edenborough at 279-6050. Running to a different beat There will be a 5K run/walk to benefit Sinfonia Gulf Coasts musical and educational initiatives throughout the Okaloosa and Walton schools Saturday May 11 at 8 a.m. at The Village of Baytown Wharf in Sandestin. Awards ceremony to be hosted by Aimee Schaffer and will feature live music by Chris Alvarado along with food, beer and entertainment available afterwards. Registration $25 per person. Call 269-7229 or visit SinfoniaGulfCoast.org Genealogical Society meets The Genealogical Society of Okaloosa County will hold a monthly meeting on Saturday, 11 May at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Museum located at 115 Westview Dr., Valparaiso. Speaker for this months program will be Charlotte Grafton, well know author and speaker on the subjects of DNA. Guests are most welcome. The meeting will be followed by a Dutch treat lunch at a local restaurant for those interested. Sharks and stingrays Children of all ages will enjoy learning about shark and stingray anatomy and more Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. At the Biophilia Center, 4956 Hwy 20 East, Freeport. Call 835-1824 for more information. Mimosas and brunch Enjoy mimosas and brunch at Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse, 85 Defuniak St., Santa Rosa Beach, in their Backyard of Love, on May 12th at 11 a.m. and May 13th at 12 p.m. Mimosas will be served for donations, brunch will be available from Caf Hibiscus and live music will be provided by Frank Faust. There will be animals on hand hoping to be adopted. Do a good deed while enjoying brunch. Proceeds go to support H.E.A.R.T. Animal Rescue in Niceville. To donate directly or find out more information please visit heartanimalrescue.com Scramble golf tournament Join the Niceville Eagles and Ruckel Rams for a scramble Golf tournament on Wednesday, May 15 at the Rocky Bayou Country Club. Shotgun start at 2 p.m. features a closest to the pin contest, silent auction and a kitchen makeover by Marquis as the hole-in-one prize. Proceeds benefit the construction of The Eagle-Ram Tennis Center. Call 585-8980 that's 585-8980 to register or go to eagleramtennis.com Adventure club ride Join the Adventure Club for a group bike ride, Thursday 16 May, at 4 p.m. Meet at the Winn Dixie on Hwy. 20 across from the Bluewater Bay Resort/Subdivision Supper after the ride at a nearby restaurant. Contact Bob and Audrey at 897-3624. Emerald Coast Mud Run The 2013 Emerald Coast Mud Run for orphans will take place May 18, on the track at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. There will be seven races from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., including a Commanders Cup race for active duty military only and a kids fun run for ages 6-12. Prices range from $50-$250 for individuals, duos and teams. Space is limited, register at emeraldcoastmudrun.com. Adventure club ride Join the Adventure Club for a group bike ride, Saturday 18 May, at 10 a.m. Meet at the strip mall at the intersection of John Sims Parkway and Hwy. 85. Lunch after the ride at a nearby restaurant. Contact Jim at 897-6756. State of the County report The League of Women Voters of Okaloosa County and the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the 14th annual State of the County Report, which will be held from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. The Chamber will host the event in their conference room at 34 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, next door to Staff's Restaurant in Fort Walton Beach. Memorial poker run Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Florida Chapter XXV are proud to present a poker run to be held Saturday, May 18. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $20 for a single rider and $25 with a passenger and includes lunch and music after the ride. Ride pins for first 200 riders. Meet at Heritage Cycles Harley Davidson, 788 N. Beal Pkwy in Fort Walton Beach. Call Ken Christmas at 612-0261 for more information. OAA arts fundraiser The Okaloosa Arts Alliance presents its 6th Annual Family Fun Arts Fest May 18 and 19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at HarborWalk Village, Destin. The event will feature artisans, craft vendors, food, beverages, live music and art performances. There will be handson art projects, educational animal presentations and exhibits, face painting and street performances. A silent auction will raise funds for OAA and Okaloosa County School poster contest entries will be on display. Contact Amy at abaty@okaloosaarts.org. Maritime history lecture The Friends of the Niceville Public Library are pleased to host a Maritime History Lecture with Della Scott-Ireton, Associate Director of Florida Public Archaeology Network. She will share information about Floridas earliest shipwreck site which was discovered in 1992. This free program will take place in the Niceville Community Center on Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. This program is in celebration of Floridas 500th anniversary and hosted by the Friends of the Niceville Library in partnership with Florida Public Archaeology Network, UWF. Please call 279-4863 ext. 1504 for more information or to reserve a spot. The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 CHURCH DIRECTORY First Baptist Church ofValparaisoENGAGINGGOD,CONNECTINGWITHOTHERS,SERVINGALL444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.orgSundays Bible Study 9:30am Celebration Service 11:00am Discipleship 5:00pm Wednesdays Adults, Youth, & Children 6:00pm 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: 850678 1298 www.stpaulniceville.com IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCHSunday Morning Services 9 a.m. Traditional Spirit-filled Worship with Holy CommunionNursery, ages 6 wks.-2yrs.; Sunday School, ages 2-711:01 a.m. Walk InWorship (Contemporary Worship with Holy Communion)Nursery & Sunday School providedImmanuel Anglican Youth Wednesday Nights 6:30-8p.m. @ The ShedHang out; engage; worship; growwww.iacdestin.org Pointing The Way To Jesus 250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin | Church Office: 850-837-6324 seconds looking at their phone which is enough time to cover more than the length of a highway speeds. W82TXT AGENCY NAME website www.nicevilleinsurance.com Teatime for MomThere will be a Victorian tea held in honor of Mothers Day on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, 115 Westview Ave., Valparaiso. Men, women and children invited. $20 per person, $15 for members. Reservations required. Call 678-2615. The winners are Juno Theihzen, Ryan Feliciano, Ava Cook, Ronnie Gurney, Alison Parkin, Riley Gibson, Haley Gilbert and Katie Sjostrom.Plew art winners James E. Plew Elementary School proudly announced the winners of their annual Evening of the Arts art contest April 1. This years theme was Spring into Art. The overall winner of the kindergarten through second grade category was Ronnie Gurney and the overall winner of the third through fifth grade category was Haley Gilbert. Each grade also named an honorable mention; Ryan Feliciano for kindergarten, Juno Theihzen for first grade, Ava Cook for second grade, Katie Sjostrom for third grade, Riley Gibson for fourth grade and Alison Parkin for fifth grade. This art contest was the kickoff event for James E. Plew Elementary Schools Ninth annual Evening of the Arts fundraiser which was held on April 25. The evening featured classroom art galleries, a student gallery store, a silent auction, refreshments, live music and dinner catered by Ruby Tuesday. All proceeds from the event went to support Plew Elementary School and the OVAL Art Program. 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 8 15 E-mail items to info@baybeacon.comCALENDAR Page B-2 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 THEBAYBEACON 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

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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Page B-3 THEBAYBEACON Opus One performs at dedicationLt. Col. Maurice Lee, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, presented an F-35 model to Michael Dye, Niceville High School Chorus Director, in honor of Opus One's performance of the National Anthem at the ceremony. Opus One performed the National Anthem in honor of the dedication of the Saylor Hanger, Eglin April 18. Ms Jennifer Vest, NHS Choral Assistant, was also present. XI Beta Pi delivers snacks for troopsOn April 4 Sisters of XI Beta Pi of Niceville delivered snacks and treats to the USO to thank all members of the Armed Services for their dedication to their country. The snacks were for troops going overseas. During the delivery the Sisters met Sgt. Urioste, who was on his way to Afghanistan and his wife. Pictured, Sharon Hargreaves, Dee Purka, Brigita Krasauskas, USO Volunteer, Cathy Hess and Janice Jean Of Beta Sigma Pi of Niceville. Drivers: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL flatbed. Lease to OwnNo Money Down. Call: 888-880-5911 Landscape Maintenance Technician. Mow, trim, prunes residential and commercial properties. Drivers license, own transportation, background check and drug free workplace are required. Pay DOE. Call 850-897-3073 See news happening? Call the Beacon at 850678-1080. NEWSPAPER DELIVERY Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida drivers license, and proof of current liability insurance. No collecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and work load. 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The voice of Niceville, Bluewater Bay and Valparaiso since 1992 Whos News E-mail items to: info@baybeacon.com Angela and Jerry Barry celebrate the graduation of their daughter, Hannah Marie Needleman, from the University of Florida. Hannah attended UF as a National Merit Scholar and had earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Business Administration. She was an active leader in the UF Women's Student Association, serving as Executive Director of the 2013 Women's Leadership Conference. Hannah is a proud member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Gamma Iota Chapter. This summer she will participate in a field ecology school in Kenya. In the fall, she will attend William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she has been named a Graduate Fellow and the recipient of a full tuition merit scholarship. Hannah is a 2009 graduate of Niceville High School. *** Jessica Kepple a 2012 graduate of Niceville High School, has been selected for the University of Florida/Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science for Life Intramural Research Program. The program provides students financial support to conduct multi-year research projects. She has earned an internship in a lab at UFs Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, Cancer and Genetic Research Institute. The labs main focus deals with breast cancer and mechanisms that control the regulation of genetic replication. Jessica, who is majoring in microbiology and cell science, also was selected for the Fall Deans List, with a 3.8 GPA. She is the daughter of Virginia Schreitmueller of Bluewater Bay, and Richard Kepple of Panama City.Page B-4 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 THEBAYBEACON Family Dental CareCompassionate Personalized CareRestore Your Smile, Keep Your ScheduleBeautiful Smiles Begin Here CEREC delivers top quality restorations in one visit, so you can get back to what matters most.Same Day CrownsComplimentary Second Opinion(Includes Free X-Ray, D0220, D9310) Comprehensive Family Care Advanced Sterilization Techniques Luma Arch Whitening In Office Cosmetic Veneers/Bonding Preventative Dentistry Custom Crowns/ Bridges Implant Restoration Gentle Nitrous Oxide Digital X-RaysCONVENIENT SCHEDULINGMonday Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm Friday: Closed Ralf P. Zapata, DDS Thomas Grant, DMDWe Welcome New Patients & Emergencies729-1223www.nicevillefamilydentalcenter.com 908 S. Palm Blvd., Niceville First place in drawing for Act-So ProgramSabrina Keesey was one of six winners from Niceville High School to place in the Act-So Program developed by the N.A.A.C.P., Saturday, April 27. Sabrina won first place in drawing. The other winners are Brianna S. Taylor, Marshall L. Mosley, Larry D. Wells and Ronnell E. Lile. A total of nine students from NHS competed. Hannah Marie Needleman RBCS clubs serve up cookies Rocky Bayou Christian Schools chapters of the National Senior and Junior Beta Clubs and the Culinary Club have completed their spring service project. The three clubs joined forces to bake cookies for local first responders. Club members delivered almost fifty plates of cookies to sixteen different locations in Okaloosa and Walton counties April 8. Several service project ideas were voted upon, and this was the one the group decided to tackle. It was suggested by senior Shiloh Johns, and seemed to be thoroughly enjoyed by club members and first responders alike. Junior Alyssa Slagle and her eighth grade sister, Megan, delivered to the Miramar Beach fire department. Beta Club President Senior Laura Herndon and a group of Beta and Culinary students spent about eight hours baking cookies in the schools kitchen leading up to the event. Kristen Bernheisel displays some of the cookies distributed to first responders. Lewis Jazz performs for honors receptionPictured is the Lewis Jazz Ensemble performing at the Anne T. Mitchell Academic Honors Reception on April 30 at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville. This was one of three performances in two weeks for the jazz ensemble who also performed at a music festival in Panama City and at Saturday in the Park in Valparaiso. Their next performance will be their spring concert on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Taylor Haugen gym at Lewis. Waffle House sponsors Bob Hope golf classicWaffle House donated $500 and a Waffle House gift basket for the 10th Annual Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic on May 17-18, at the Eglin Golf Course. Pictured is Brooke McLean, Air Force Enlisted Village Director of Development, Brian Cook, Waffle House Unit Manager, and Jim Binnicker, Air Force Enlisted Village Pres/CEO. For more information about the Bob Hope Memorial Charity Golf Classic, please call 651-3766 or visit afev.us/GolfClassic. Dr. Amanda Brenci, O.D. (850) 678-8876Bring mom in for a makeover ON HER EYES EYEWEAR UNLIMITED IN BUSINESS SINCE 19701187 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville (Across from Po Folks)Visit us for some of the newest and hottest fashions in eyewear.Start by visiting your local eye care professional. Call Dr. Amanda Brenci for an appointment today.Take charge of YOURHEALTHCharles Henriott Owner & Optician35 years experience678-0099 678-6211 Where there is no vision, the people perishProverbs 29:18HAPPY MOTHERS DAY